Thursday, January 31, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 20:19
January was Australia’s hottest month on record, with the country’s mean temperature exceeding 30C for the first time since records began in 1910.
The Bureau of Meteorology released its climate summary for January on Friday and said the widespread heatwave conditions and daily extremes were “unprecedented”.
“There’s been so many records it’s really hard to count,” said Andrew Watkins, a senior climatologist at the Bom.
January was Australia’s warmest month for mean, maximum and minimum temperatures.
Large parts of Australia received only 20% of their normal rainfall, particularly throughout the south-east in Victoria and parts of New South Wales and South Australia.
Tasmania, which has been battling bushfires throughout the past month, had its driest ever January.
Watkins said Borrona Downs in north-west NSW broke the record for hottest minimum temperature, registering one night at 36.6C.
Port Augusta recorded the country’s highest ever temperature in January, reaching 49.5C.
“We’ve also seen records in many states set including places like Victoria where Swan Hill and Kerang got up over 47.5C,” Watkins said.
This reporter sincerely hopes each & every last one of you dumb-ass mother-fuckers drowns in your own boiling piss.
MON 31 JAN 1944
Marines and Army troops (Major General Holland M. Smith, USMC) land on atolls of Kwajalein and Majuro, in the Marshalls, in Operation FLINTLOCK. The operation is under the overall command of Commander Central Pacific force TF 50 (Vice Admiral Raymond A. Spruance) and is composed of Southern Attack force TF 51 (Rear Admiral Richmond K. Turner), Northern Attack Force TF 53 (Rear Admiral Richard L. Conolly), and Reserve Force and Majuro Attack Group TF 51.2 (Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill). Landings are supported by carrier-based aircraft TF 58 (Rear Admiral Marc A. Mitscher) and land-based aircraft TF 57 (Rear Admiral John H. Hoover).
Aircraft from fast carrier group TG 58.3 (Rear Admiral Frederick C. Sherman) bomb aircraft and airfield facilities at Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshalls. Attacks by this carrier group continue on the first three days of February and afterward by Rear Admiral Samuel P. Ginder's carrier group TG 58.4 through 7 February. TG 58.3 aircraft and destroyer Harrison (DD-573) sink Japanese auxiliary netlayer Katsura Maru off Eniwetok.
U.S. air strike on Nauru, in support of the Marshalls operations, sinks Japanese auxiliary submarine chasers Cha 25 and Cha 33.
Cargo ship Enceladus (AK-80) is damaged by storm, Solomons, 08°09'N, 157°38'E.
Submarine Trigger (SS-237) sinks Japanese auxiliary submarine depot ship Yasukuni Maru northwest of Truk, 09°21'N, 147°02'E, and damages destroyer Michisio, 09°50'N, 147°06'E.
Submarine Tullibee (SS-284) sinks Japanese auxiliary netlayer Hiro Maru north-northwest of Saipan, 15°23'N, 145°35'E.
USAAF B-24 sinks Japanese guardboat Seisho Maru off Celebes.
Japanese plane carries out high-level bombing raid on U.S. shipping in Langemak Bay, New Guinea; freighter Stephen Crane is damaged by bomb that glances off her stack and explodes in the water nearby. One Army passenger is killed; 22 men (including one merchant seaman and one of the 29-man Armed Guard) are injured.
by M. Bouffant at 15:26
It's not "bigotry" if you know the people involved are fucking assholes.
David French / National Review:
This Is What Anti-Christian Bigotry Looks LikeCaleb Parke / Fox News: DC school won't play sports at Christian school where Karen Pence teaches: ‘They feel unsafe’
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative: Christianity & Culture War
Liberty Unyielding: D.C. private school hates beliefs of school where Karen Pence teaches, won't play sports there
Tré Goins-Phillips / Faithwire: ‘They Feel Unsafe’: DC School Refuses to Play Sports at Christian School Where Karen Pence Teaches
by M. Bouffant at 15:00
Get Out The Stakes!
Law Firm Names 84 Priests Accused Of Clergy Sex Abuse In San Bernardino, Calls For More Church Transparency
by M. Bouffant at 13:47
... it's going to rain straight through early Mon. here!
Why are you wimps whining? Don't you have cold weather threads?
Why are you wimps whining? Don't you have cold weather threads?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 23:52
Kate Taylor / Business Insider:Drugs and syringes have become such a problem in Starbucks bathrooms that the company is installing needle-disposal boxes in certain locations — Starbucks is installing needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms, as well as exploring other solutions to workers' concerns regarding improperly disposed …Daniel Greenfield / Front Page Magazine: Starbucks Offers Social Justice, HIV Infected Needles
"No Medicare for you, no safety net for you, no taxes for me!" That's a hell of a deal. I can see why "Dems" have the "jitters".Danny Westneat / The Seattle Times: Howard Schultz is above the political fray — so high above he often doesn't voteRachel Frazin / The Hill:
Schultz deletes tweet of column calling Warren ‘fauxcahontas’ and Harris ‘shrill’Steve M. / No More Mister Nice Blog: PJ MEDIA WRITER: HOWARD SCHULTZ “WOULD BE TRUMP-LITE.” SCHULTZ: GREAT PIECE! (updated)
Justin Baragona / Contemptor: Howard Schultz Praises Article That Calls Kamala Harris ‘Shrill’ And Elizabeth Warren ‘Fauxcahontas’
Ed Driscoll / Instapundit: YOUR DAILY TREACHER: Howard Schultz Gives Dems the Jitters.Eleanor Clift / The Daily Beast: Howard Schultz and Steve Schmidt Play Russian Roulette With 2020 Election
by M. Bouffant at 20:28
SUN 30 JAN 1944
PB2Ys (VP 13, VP 102) from Midway Island carry out nocturnal bombing raid on Wake Island to neutralize Japanese airfield installations there that could threaten the imminent Marshalls operations. Motor torpedo boats Gyoraitei No.5 and Gyoraitei No.6 are sunk during the raid. The strike marks the first time that Coronados are used as bombers, and strikes are repeated on the nights of 4, 8, and 9 February.
During preinvasion bombardment of Wotje, Marshalls, destroyer Anderson (DD-411) is damaged by shore battery, 09°33'N, 170°18'E.
SBDs and F6Fs from TG 52.8, comprising carriers Enterprise (CV-6), Yorktown (CV-10) and Bunker Hill (CV- 17) and small carrier Belleau Wood (CVL-24) sink Japanese auxiliary submarine chasers Cha 18 and Cha 21 at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshalls; auxiliary submarine chasers Cha 14, Cha 19, and Cha 28 at Mili; and damage cargo vessel Katsura Maru at Eniwetok. Destroyer Phelps (DD-360) subsequently finishes off the crippled enemy merchantman.
Carrier Planes Are Launched For Roi-Namur Island Strike, Marshall Island Invasion, 30 JAN 1944
Battleships Washington (BB 55), Indiana (BB 58) and Massachusetts (BB 59) and destroyers Ingersoll (DD- 652), Knapp (DD-653), Caperton (DD-650), and Cogswell (DD-651) bombard Japanese installations at Kwajalein.
Battleship North Carolina (BB 55) sinks transport Eiko Maru off west coast of Roi, 09°10'N, 167°20'E (see 14 February).
Destroyer Burns (DD-588) sinks Japanese transport Akibasan Maru and guardboat Nichiei Maru off Ujae Atoll, Marshalls.
Navy SBDs and TBFs, supported by Allied fighters, bomb Japanese shipping at Rabaul, sinking water supply ship Iwata Maru and damaging auxiliary vessel Juzan Maru, 04°12'S, 152°12'E.
TG 31.8 (four destroyers, three high-speed transports, and two motor torpedo boats) lands 30th New Zealand Battalion and U.S. Navy personnel on the Green Islands, north of Bougainville, to locate areas suitable for airstrips and landing beaches. The reconnoitering force is recovered the next day.
Submarine Seahorse (SS-304) attacks Japanese convoy on the Palau-Rabaul track, sinking army cargo ship Toko Maru southeast of Palau, 06°10'N, 138°14'E.
Submarine Spearfish (SS-190) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking transport Tamashima Maru about 400 miles north-northeast of Saipan, 21°15'N, 149°18'E.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 21:41
Deep space radio waves baffle astronomers; aliens not ruled out — Aliens! — Astronomers can't rule out that possibility after an exciting new discovery. A team in Canada recently stumbled upon ultra-brief repeating waves from deep space for only the second time in history.
SAT 29 JAN 1944
Aircraft from fast carrier force TF 58 (Rear Admiral Marc A. Mitscher) begin series of strikes to destroy Japanese air power and shipping in the Marshalls. Aircraft from TG 58.1 sink Japanese auxiliary netlayer Uji Maru. Attacks continue daily until 6 February.
Submarine Bowfin (SS-287) lays mines off southeastern coast of Borneo.
Submarine Tambor (SS-198) attacks Japanese convoy in the Nansei Shoto, sinking merchant cargo ship Shuntai Maru north of Okinawa, 27°51'N, 128°24'E.
During Japanese bombing raid on U.S. shipping off Cape Cretin*, New Guinea, freighter George Sterling is damaged by near-miss, 06°41'S, 147°52'E. There are no fatalities among complement (including the 26-man Armed Guard).
German planes bomb U.S. shipping off the invasion beaches at Anzio and Nettuno; off the former place, rescue tug ATR-1 is damaged by near-miss of bomb, 41°27'N, 12°40'E. freighter Alexander Martin is damaged by strafing but there are no fatalities among the ship's complement (including the 24-man Armed Guard). Off Nettuno, freighter Samuel Huntington† is sunk by bombs; three merchant sailors die in the explosions, one will die of his wounds later. Her survivors are rescued by tank landing craft LCT-277. There are no casualties among the 39-man Armed Guard; the ship will later be written off as a total loss. LCT-198 rescues survivors from British light AA cruiser HMS Spartan [along with HMS Dido and HMS Delhi, among others.]
*Tee hee. Is there a Cape Moron somewhere?
†Not this jagoff. This one.
by M. Bouffant at 14:37
Cheap fucking bastard.
Upcoming EventsWhere to heckle this chickenshit asshole. If he's not man enough to run as a Democrat, he should go fuck himself. (Well, he should do that on general principles alone.)
MOMENTS LATER: Asshole is now the arbiter of "American", which gives Breitbart & The Daily Caller the chance to channel their inner McCarthy.
MOMENTS LATER: Asshole is now the arbiter of "American", which gives Breitbart & The Daily Caller the chance to channel their inner McCarthy.
In conclusion, I say fuck everybody & everything to the hell they so richly deserve.
Monday, January 28, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 21:29
Heckler yells at Howard Schultz: “Don’t help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire asshole!” pic.twitter.com/Fmlj7ng7HD— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 29, 2019
And when we say "No more C.E.O.s", we don't just mean no more businessdicks in politics, we mean no more Chief Executives of anything, anywhere.
FRI 28 JAN 1944
Submarine Bowfin (SS-287) damages Japanese oiler Kamoi off Makassar, N.E.I., 03°25'S, 118°15'E.
USAAF B-24 (13th Air Force) and USN PBYs sink Japanese transport Neikai Maru south of Kavieng, 03°45'S, 150°38'E; midget submarine Ha.49, carried on board Neikai Maru, is lost as well.
PB4Y-1 (VB 103) sinks German submarine U-271 off Limerick, Eire, 53°15'N, 15°52'W.
Off Anzio, motor torpedo boat PT-201--that has Lieutenant General Mark Clark, Commanding General of the U.S. Fifth Army, on board--is damaged by friendly fire from minesweeper Sway (AM-120); submarine chaser SC-534 is damaged by near-miss of bomb.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
THU 27 JAN 1944
Submarine Swordfish (SS-193), in attack on Japanese convoy about 130 miles south of Tokyo Bay, sinks gunboat Kasagi Maru, 33°31'N, 139°36'E.
Submarine Thresher (SS-200) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking transport Kosei Maru and merchant cargo ship Kikuzuki Maru about 70 miles southwest of Formosa, 22°11'N, 119°12'E.
SBD & TBF Strike On Kwajalein Atoll, Invasion Of Marshall Islands, 27 JAN 1944
German air opposition to landings at Anzio begins to increase; submarine chaser SC-534 is damaged by near-miss of bomb. Adverse weather conditions there cause damage to one large infantry landing craft (LCI[L]) and eleven tank landing craft (LCT).
by M. Bouffant at 14:22
|Lars Klove for The NYT|
Hope y'all get it good & hard, chump-ass American losers.John Harwood / CNBC:
Americans fault Trump for chaotic government shutdown, as more believe US is ‘on the wrong track’: NBC-WSJ poll — An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll showed that by 63 percent to 28 percent , a margin greater than two to one, Americans believe the country is “off on the wrong track” rather than “headed in the right direction.”Mark Murray / NBC News:
‘Wrong track’: Public sours on nation's direction after shutdown — Sixty-three percent of Americans say the nation is on the wrong track, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. — WASHINGTON — After the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history …
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Approval Rating Steady Despite Shutdown, WSJ/NBC News Poll Says
Amanda Sakuma / Vox: Mick Mulvaney says Trump is actually prepared to let the government shut down again
Adam Smith / TheStreet: Most Americans Blame Trump for Shutdown, Pessimistic About Nation, Finds Poll
Saturday, January 26, 2019
WED 26 JAN 1944
TG 74.2 (Rear Admiral Russell S. Berkey), consisting of two light cruisers and three destroyers, bombards Japanese installations in Madang-Alexischafen area of New Guinea.
Motor torpedo boat PT-110 is sunk by depth charge explosion following collision with motor torpedo boat PT-114,Ablingi Harbor, New Britain, 06°17'S, 150°09'E; PT-114 is damaged.
Escort carriers Suwanee (CVE-27) and Sangamon (CVE-26) are damaged in collision while en route to the Marshalls.
Submarine Crevalle (SS-291) sinks Japanese gunboat Busho Maru in South China Sea, about 175 miles southeast of Cape St. Jacques, French Indochina, 08°30'N, 109°10'E.
Submarine Hake (SS-256) sinks Japanese auxiliary netlayer Shuko Maru off Ambon, N.E.I., 05°50'N, 126°00'E.
Submarine Skipjack (SS-184) sinks Japanese destroyer Suzukaze 140 miles northwest of Ponape, Carolines, 09°00'N, 157°27'E, and transport Okitsu Maru 150 miles northwest of Ponape, 09°22'N, 157°26'E.
British submarine HMS Templar damages Japanese light cruiser Kitakami southwest of Penang, Malaya, 04°54'N, 98°28'E.
Off Anzio, mines sink infantry landing craft LCI-32 and damage tank landing ship LST-422. During German air raid on shipping off the invasion beaches, U.S. freighter John Banyard is damaged by near-miss of aerial bomb. While there are no casualties to those on board (including the 27-man Armed Guard), the ship will later be written off as a total loss. Off Nettuno, a German fighter plane crashes into freighter Hilary A. Herbert shortly before the freighter is further damaged by the near-miss of a bomb. Beached to prevent her loss, Hilary A. Herbert is later repaired and returned to service.
German submarines continue attacks against Murmansk- bound convoy JW 56A. U.S. freighter Andrew G. Curtin is torpedoed and sunk by U-716, 73°25'N, 25°16'E; two of the merchant crew and one Armed Guard sailor (of the 43-man merchant complement and the 28-man Armed Guard, respectively) perish. British destroyer HMS Inconstant rescues the survivors.
U.S. freighter Walter Camp is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-532 at 10°00'N, 71°40'E; all hands (40 merchant crew, 28 Armed Guards and one passenger) survive. British light cruiser HMS Danae rescues them four and a half days later.
by M. Bouffant at 13:18
Fuck this guy to hell.
Stupid fucking businessman jerk. What makes him any more qualified than Trump?Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Ex-Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected — Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot. — None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both.
Kate Riga / Talking Points Memo: Democrats Balk At Prospect Of Howard Schultz Running As An Independent
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Reportedly Thinking Seriously About 2020 Run as an Independent
Digby / Hullabaloo: I had to give up coffee anyway
Friday, January 25, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 22:16
Things falling apart at an increased rate. Couldn't happen to a more deserving species. Shall we start w/ the digital publishers?
And in conclusion, fuck everybody & everything to Hell. Twice.Alex Pareene / Columbia Journalism Review:
The digital winter turns apocalyptic — This week, as a long-predicted collapse seemed to hit digital media, we saw a few of the tried-and-true ways managers use to explain to employees why they're laying them off. — BuzzFeed chose the language of corporation-as-family …
CNN: Media industry loses about 1,000 jobs as layoffs hit news organizations
Charlie Nash / Breitbart: Journalists Blame Mass Layoffs on Google and Facebook Duopoly
Dana Pico / RedState: Media Responsibility In A Time Of Layoffs
The Daily Beast:
BuzzFeed Staff Unload on CEO Jonah Peretti After Massive Layoffs: You Make ‘Same Mistakes Over and Over’
Peter Kafka / Recode: BuzzFeed has started its layoffs, but it's also talking about a merger
Joshua Caplan / Breitbart: BuzzFeed Staff Eviscerate CEO Jonah Peretti over Handling of Mass Layoffs
Paul Blest / Splinter: Something's Got to Give
Rafi Schwartz / Splinter:
We Now Go Live to BuzzFeed's ‘Ask Jonah Anything’ Slack Channel
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times: BuzzFeed's First Round of Layoffs Puts an End to Its National News Desk
Streiff / RedState: The Grim Reaper Visits BuzzFeed and You Can Probably Guess How That Turned OutBen Collins / NBC News:
4chan trolls flood laid off HuffPost, Buzzfeed reporters with death threats — The threats are part of a coordinated campaign organized on the far-right message board. — Shortly after he tweeted the news of his own layoff, Nick Wing checked his inbox at the Huffington Post and saw an email with a few pictures from a troll.
TUE 25 JAN 1944
Escort carrier Sangamon (CVE-26) is damaged by fire following a TBM (VC 37) barrier crash, en route to the Marshalls.
Japanese cargo ship Nanshin Maru sinks after running aground on a shoal off Miyagiken peninsula, 35°31'N, 133°09'E.
Off Anzio, motor minesweeper YMS-30 is sunk by mine, 41°23'N, 12°45'E; submarine chaser PC-676 is damaged by near-miss of bomb.
by M. Bouffant at 03:40
That's all we have so far. Don't stay tuned, we're off to sleep.
by M. Bouffant at 01:01
Will Trump remind Pito Putin of it?
Bigger question: Is Putin setting the stage for Trump to set the stage for a "Military Intervention"? (There's a euphemism.) "Venezuelan Missile Crisis", here we come.Yahoo News: Vladimir Putin offers support to embattled Venezuelan president
Katie Bo Williams / Defense One: Is Trump Setting the Stage for a Military Intervention in Venezuela?
Daniel Larison / The American Conservative: Misplaced Hope Is Not a Strategy
John Hayward / Breitbart: Pompeo Pledges $20 Million Aid for Venezuela After Request from Opposition Leaders
by M. Bouffant at 00:21
Thursday, January 24, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 22:29
The usual misleading headline
led to this Fareed Zakaria load, from which we excerpted this, to put in the "Ha ha ha. Fuck you." file. Shorter: More office drones to be made redundant. Bigger picture shorter: Whimper-not-a-bang grim. Incessant entropy & ennui, no end to any of it.Davos is a microcosm of the world — and the outlook is grim
No doubt everything will be fine for the chief executives. It always is. But don't you count on finding another job, disposable human resource.much longer version, from Oct. last.The one area of consistent optimism among the attendees remains technology. Executives from multinational corporations such as Novartis and Cargill spoke about the next great technological opportunity — leveraging artificial intelligence to make their companies far more efficient and productive. This is a trend that they see as inexorable, forcing them to adapt or watch the competition grow. Executives and experts alike foresee that another layer of white-collar jobs could be at risk — those involving routine analytic skills. But chief executives here voiced optimism that it will all work out.
by M. Bouffant at 20:24
The family is the foundation of Western Civilization. This should give you an idea of the shape of Western Civilization.
Woman Fatally Stabbed, Husband Wounded in Santa Monica; Adult Son Suspected
MON 24 JAN 1944
USMC TBFs, supported by large concentration of USN, USMC, USAAF and RNZAF fighters, attack Japanese shipping at Rabaul, sinking water tanker Koan Maru, aircraft transport Lyon Maru (previously rendered unnavigable on 17 January) and army cargo ships Taisho Maru and Yamayuri Maru, 04°13'S, 152°11'E.
PB4Ys damage cargo ship Ogashima Maru south of Kwajalein, 08°14'N, 168°02'E; deemed beyond salvage, Ogashima Maru is scuttled by auxiliary minesweeper No.5 Tama Maru. PB4Ys also sink auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 14 70 miles east-southeast of Eniwetok, 11°10'N, 163°25'E.
USAAF B-25s bomb Japanese shipping and harbor installations at Manus, sinking transport Heiwa Maru and auxiliary minelayer Tatsu Maru, and damaging auxiliary minelayer Matsu Maru.
USAAF B-25s (14th Air Force) sink Japanese ship Liu Hsing in Lishen Bay, China, 26°58'N, 120°04'E.
Submarine Sturgeon (SS-187) attacks Japanese convoy in eastern approaches to Bungo Suido, sinking army cargo ship Chosen Maru, 32°28'N, 132°23'E.
Japanese planes bomb U.S. shipping in Dreger Bay, New Guinea, damaging freighter John Muir at 06°32'08"N, 147°53'05"E, with one direct hit and at least four near-misses that injure 2 of 42 merchant sailors, one of the 28-man Armed Guard and 13 of the 40 Construction Battalion stevedores embarked to work cargo.
Tank landing craft LCT-185 founders and sinks in heavy weather off Bizerte, Tunisia.
German planes attack invasion shipping off the Anzio beachhead: bombs damage destroyer Plunkett (DD-431), 41°15'N, 12°37'E, and minesweeper Prevail (AM-107), 41°00'N, 12°00'E; aerial torpedo damages destroyer Mayo (DD-422), 41°24'N, 12°43'E;
During German air raid on Allied shipping at Naples, Italy, U.S. freighter F.A.C. Muhlenberg is damaged by bomb and by near-miss of bomb; ship's crew and port firefighting crews extinguish the fires thus started. Of the ship's complement, 6 of 46 merchant sailors die; 1 of the 31-man Armed Guard perishes in the blaze.
German submarines attack Murmansk-bound convoy JW 56A. U.S. freighter Penelope Barker is torpedoed and sunk by U-278 about 115 miles from North Cape, Norway, 72°23'N, 23°10'E; 10 merchant sailors and 5 Armed Guard men (of the 43-man merchant complement and the 28-man Armed Guard, respectively) perish in the explosions. British destroyer HMS Savage rescues the survivors (see 26 January).
by M. Bouffant at 15:59
by M. Bouffant at 15:11
Kudlow: Federal employees working without pay are "volunteering" because of “their love for the country and the office of the presidency and presumably their allegiance to President Trump.” (H/t @girlsreallyrule) pic.twitter.com/sYKwBzqYmF— Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) January 24, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 14:03
Now Can We Start Killing The Aristocrats?
These people have declared war on us. It is time to start shooting back. Literally. Bullets, not ballots!Niels Lesniewski / Roll Call:
Wilbur Ross doesn't understand why furloughed federal workers need food banks — Commerce secretary suggests they should be able to take out bridge loans — Chuck Grassley reminds U.S. Olympic Committee about requirements for its tax exemption Senate sets up Thursday test votes on ending shutdown …
Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics: Pelosi: Republicans Have “Let Them Eat Cake” Attitude Toward Federal Workers
Katelyn Marmon / ThinkProgress: The shutdown exposes just how vulnerable federal workers are
Aaron Rupar / Vox: Wilbur Ross on unpaid federal workers going to food banks: “I don't really quite understand why”
Saagar Enjeti / The Daily Caller: Super-Rich Commerce Secretary Questions Why Federal Workers Without Pay Need Food Banks
Melissa McEwan / Shakesville: We Resist: Day 735 — One of the difficulties in resisting …
The Democrats: OUT OF TOUCH: Trump Admin Doesn't Understand Why Furloughed Workers Can't Afford To Eat
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story: ‘We will not cave!’: Trump declares hours after caving in to Nancy Pelosi
Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.: Pelosi Rips GOP's “Let Them Eat Cake Attitude” [VIDEO]
Kelly Faircloth / Jezebel: Finally, a Government Shutdown Ramification Ivanka Can Understand
Marisa Fernandez / Axios: Wilbur Ross doesn't “understand” why federal workers need food banks
Washington Post: Federal workers affected by partial shutdown to be billed for dental, vision coverageAlexander Mallin / ABC News:
Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he doesn't ‘understand’ why federal workers lining up at food banks
Sylvan Lane / The Hill: Ross: 'I don't quite understand' why federal workers need food banks during shutdown
Dawn Giel / CNBC: Wilbur Ross says government employees should just get loans, but it's not that easy
Josh Billinson / IJR: Pelosi Calls Out Wilbur Ross for ‘Let Them Eat Cake Kind of Attitude’ on Unpaid Workers
Jamie Dupree / AJC: Ex-TSA chief: There is a ‘breaking point’ for federal workers over shutdown
Liz Moyer / CNBC: Wilbur Ross says unpaid federal workers shouldn't need food banks, they can just get a loan
by M. Bouffant at 13:22
Of course, this doesn't apply if you render street justice to a policeman or an aristocrat, & who the hell else would you want to kill?
BuzzFeed News:No Humans Involved, in other words. Fuck or shoot the police. Now. It's kill or be killed.
Shoot Someone In A Major US City, And Odds Are You'll Get Away With It — A shocking number of shootings go unsolved. In some police departments, hundreds of cases aren't investigated at all. A joint investigation by The Trace and BuzzFeed News. … Devon Little was shot …
by M. Bouffant at 12:56
Two men get Botox, then dash. L.A. day spa is out $4,000Ha ha ha. Fuck you, morons.
[From the L.A. Times, who probably won't let you look at it, so fuck them too!!]
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 23:47
Or: There Are No Accidents. What Was This Child's Mother Doing To Him?
Either way, your species sucks & it needs to die.
SUN 23 JAN 1944
PBY-5As and PV-1s, flying from Attu, bomb Japanese installations on the west and south coasts of Paramushiro.
Submarine Gar (SS-206), in attack on Japanese convoy, sinks transport Taian Maru about 75 miles south of Palau, 05°45'N, 134°45'E.
Submarine Snook (SS-279) sinks Japanese gunboat Magane Maru about 175 miles north-northwest of Chichi Jima, 29°49'N, 140°08'E.
USAAF B-25s (14th Air Force) attack Japanese convoy off Foochow, China, sinking army cargo ship Panama Maru, 27°15'N, 120°45'E.
USAAF B-24s (10th Air Force) sink Japanese cargo ship Seikai Maru in Mergui harbor, 12°26'N, 98°36'E.
by M. Bouffant at 15:48
The Housing Authority of The City of Los Angeles claims to have money through February.Washington Post:
White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown lasts into March — White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has pressed agency leaders to provide him with a list of the highest-impact programs that will be jeopardized if the shutdown continues into March and April, people familiar with the directive said.
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire: White House Preparing for Long Shutdown
Damian Paletta / Washington Post: Trump's top economist says shutdown could stall the economy completely [Good. I hope you all suffer miserably before you die. M.B.]
It is not clear at this time that HUD will have adequate resources for March payments should the current government shutdown stretch into March. HACLA receives most its funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which is one of the federal branches directly affected by the shutdown.I've typed it before & I'm typing it here, now: If I am evicted (again) I will be in full nothing-left-to-my-life-&-I'm-nothing-anyway mode, & blood will flow. My blood won't be the first to leave its container, either.
The national media, iNternet, yada, are not that concerned w/ my plight & that of the approximately two million other households that receive vouchers. One hand-wringer from one or two nat'l. outlets. Also of great concern: The "housing market" & how this will affect developers.
Hey, fuck us, right? We're nobodies, w/ neither money nor influence. Don't count, don't exist, will not be missed.
But do remember whence political power:
by M. Bouffant at 00:47
Associated Press:Giuliani's media blitz draws ire of Trump and some allies — NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani's latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility …
... "Media Blitz"?Can't wait for this one to happen.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 23:11
Lessons learned: Trust no one; if they aren't idiots they're rats. The only people who'd want to conspire w/ me are obviously idiots or mental cases anyway. And how did I forgot the parts of the Scout Oath & Scout Law about killing ragheads?By JEFF PEGUES CBS NEWS January 22, 2019, 6:35 PM
4 arrested in plot to attack Muslim community in New YorkPolice in New York Tuesday announced the arrest of four suspects in an alleged terror plot. They described the plan to attack a group of Muslims in central New York state as serious and real.
Brian Colaneri, 20; Vincent Vetromile, 19; Andrew Crysel, 18; and a 16-year-old suspect whose name is being withheld, were arrested Friday in the town Greece.
"If they had carried out this plot, which every indication is that they were going to, people would've died," said Chief Patrick Phelan.
Investigators said the suspects, who knew each other from the Boy Scouts, were targeting Islamberg, a rural community that's home to several hundred Muslims and the headquarters for The Muslims of America organization.
According to court papers, the suspects had built three improvised explosive devices "in the shape of a mason jar wrapped in duct tape." Investigators said they had access to 23 rifles and shotguns.
"We found firearms in almost every location that we searched and once again the bombs were all in one location. That was the home of the 16-year-old," Phelan said.
The bombs are being sent to FBI labs in Quantico, Virginia, for analysis where investigators will try to determine if the devices were viable.
Islamberg was the target of another planned attack in 2015 when Robert Doggart, a former congressional candidate from Tennessee, was arrested. He was eventually sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting to burn down a mosque, a school and a cafeteria in the community.
In this case, the tip that led to the arrests came from a local school. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that there could be more arrests and that the suspects could face federal charges.
Police said the 16-year-old suspect was showing suspicious pictures on his phone and another student passed along the information. Police began the investigation, and quickly made the arrests.©2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.