“This site is dedicated to preying on peoples vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.”

Saturday, December 31, 2016

OOOOH, Get under your bed: THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING


WAPO’s Fake Story on Hacking Electrical Grid

Single Laptop Had Malware, Post Declared US Electrical Grid at Risk

ANTIWAR

“Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say.” That was the headline at the Washington Post for a story which in reality did not involve hacking a utility, risking a grid, or even really Russians, above and beyond the nominal attribution of any malware to Russia these days.


The story stems from a report last night that a single laptop, owned by the Burlington, Vermont power company but not connected to anything, had become infected with malware sort of similar to what targeted the Democrats during the 2016 election campaign. And since we’re blaming Russia for that, we’re blaming Russia for this, by God.

But the laptop wasn’t critical infrastructure, wasn’t connected to anything in the grid, and there’s no evidence the malware did anything to it anyhow. Even putting aside the tenuous Russia link, officials like the Vermont Public Service Commissioner were quick to point out that the grid was not in danger in any way.

The Washington Post, however, hunted for a story, and got Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin to condemn Putin as “one of the world’s leading thugs,” and accused him of “attempting to hack our electric grid.” Shumlin and other top Vermont Democrats were only too willing to issue statements based on the Washington Post’s allegations, and the Washington Post was only too willing to keep the echo chamber going.

In the end, the Washington Post kept the false story up, but added an Editor’s Note admitting that there was no indication the grid was penetrated, and noting that the computer was not attached to the grid. The note was added way at the bottom of the long, hysterical story.

RUSSIAN WOMEN COPS




ason Ditz


Russia Accused of 'Snooping' on Vermont Utility's Laptop - December 30th, 2016
Obama's Russia Sanctions Set Stage for Clashes Between Trump, Congress - December 30th, 2016
US Expulsions Cost Russia's San Francisco Consulate Their Chef - December 30th, 2016
Clashes, Airstrikes Test Syria's Ceasefire - December 30th, 2016
Iraqi Forces Face Heavy Resistance as They Try to Push into Southern Mosul - December 30th, 2016

112 comments:

  1. What a bunch of fucking assholes.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Some asshole was probably using a company laptop looking up a site on dating "Hot Russian Women" ( and they are Hot) and got phishhed.

    ReplyDelete
  3. There's going to be a new movie coming soon "The Russians are hacking, the Russians are hacking "

    ReplyDelete
  4. another Bezos approved story.

    ReplyDelete
  5. OOOOHH


    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the discovery of a malware code used by Russian hackers on a Vermont utility’s laptop is the latest example that state-sponsored Russian hacking is a serious threat.

    The Burlington Electric Department said Friday it detected the malware in a laptop not connected to its grid systems. It says it took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal
    officials.

    Leahy, a Democrat, says he and his staff were briefed by Vermont State Police on Friday night. He says the incident goes “beyond hackers having electronic joy rides” and that trying to potentially manipulate the electric grid and shut it down is a direct threat to Vermont.

    Russia also has been accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election. It has denied hacking U.S. systems.

    ReplyDelete
  6. While Pope Francis tweeted about reflecting on 2016 and being thankful for the year, President-elect Donald Trump took a different tone with his New Year’s message, including to his “many enemies.”

    “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do,” he wrote in the tweet.

    ReplyDelete
  7. TO HONOR THE GREAT COCKSUCKER IN THE SKY:

    Jewish Breaking News @JBN

    breaking An armed attack on a local club, Reina, in #Istanbul. Many casualties reported. At least 2 dead and over 50 ambulances on scene
    6:20 PM - 31 Dec 2016

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. AnonymousScandinavia @AnonScan

      Shooting in #Turkey #Istanbul reported.
      A #shooting in the Reina night club in Istanbul's Ortaköy district has occured.
      Many casualties.
      6:19 PM - 31 Dec 2016

      Delete
    2. The Ankara Times @TheAnkaraTimes

      #BREAKING :Terorist attack at #Istanbul's Reina nightclub
      6:18 PM - 31 Dec 2016

      Delete
  8. Gunmen have attacked a night club in Istanbul, reportedly injuring scores of people, Turkish channel NTV reports. Footage shows armored police vehicles surrounding the building as ambulances are rushed to the scene.

    The attack took place at the well-known Reina nightclub in the Ortakoy neighborhood, in Istanbul’s Besiktas district.

    There were two attackers involved, according to NTV, but conflicting reports also described a lone gunman.

    The gunmen were dressed in Santa Claus outfits, wielding “long barrel guns,” Turkish media said.

    The attackers opened fire on clubgoers, injuring many of them. One of the gunmen has reportedly hidden inside the club, while the whereabouts of the second one were not immediately clear.

    Emergency crews have been evacuating injured people from the building as police search the area.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Chilling CCTV from Istanbul nightclub massacre that left 35 dead 'shows gunman in Santa outfit prowling amid debris'

      http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/chilling-cctv-istanbul-nightclub-massacre-9544790

      Delete
    2. 18 minutes ago
      soflodoug

      Amazing how this liberal media garbage call the gunmans clothes a santa clause outfit. Number one its not a santa outfit its white but they still try to merge it with western culture. Thats ok we love our immigrant terrorists. Bring them on so President Trump can catch them here and lock them up for good. Obama caused all of these problems world wide.

      Delete
  9. Amid all of the chaos, Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Not as sexy...

    Two bombs explode in central Baghdad killing at least 21 people
    At least 21 people were killed and more than 40 injured by two bombs that exploded at a busy market in central Baghdad on Saturday – one set off by a suicide bomber and the other by a planted bomb.

    Islam...

    ReplyDelete
  11. They'll soon be able to send explosive packed driver less cars to supermarkets, but where is the martyrdom in that ? ?

    ReplyDelete
  12. President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday evening that no computer is safe from hacking and that some communications should be sent by courier.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Turkish attack only enforces the view that we don't need any more of Obama's horseshit. Islamic terrorism is the common enemy. Part of the solution is to end the Neocon crusades and the idiocy of regime change.Any country or party that works with us and Russia to do that is worthy of consideration.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      Some of the comment is obvious or can be assumed but at this point the assumptions at the beginning and end are questionable.

      At this point, as far as I've seen, we don't know who committed the crime in Turkey. They haven't caught the perp yet and no one has claimed responsibility. It seems a little early to assign blame. There are a number of groups that could have done it, ISIS or some other terrorist group, the Kurds, even the Turkish opposition in order to destabilize and attack the Erdogan regime.

      Also, IMO, to blame Obama for this attack given what we know seems instinctual rather than intellectual. Turkey has been fighting the PKK for 50 years. This wouldn't be their first go round. The opposition in Turkey certainly has a reason for causing havoc under Erdogan given his widespread crackdown after the coup attempt. As for ISIS (or any other terrorist group) blaming that on Obama is IMO silly for reasons discussed before. There is nothing to suggest that getting the US involved in Syria or not doing it would have made a difference regarding the shootings in Turkey. Turkey would have been involved in Syria regardless perhaps more so than now. Even if ISIS had been degraded much more than it is today that is no guarantee the attack in Turkey wouldn't have happened. Terrorism is what happens when relatively weak groups battle superior powers. It's been that way for thousands of years.

      Any party that works with us and Russia?

      Perhaps, your business interests are affecting your views, but to me it seems a little early to be considering Putin the good guy.

      Just saying.

      Anyway, Happy New Year.

      .

      Delete
    2. I have business competitors. They are not enemies. You go to war with enemies and you almost always lose, even when you win.

      Friends can often be more dangerous than foes.

      Russia has border interests. Russia has been attacked from European powers from the Vikings and forward. Of. course they will be concerned at potential hostile powers creating problems for them on their borders. Was that not the basis for our 60 years of loathing and fear from Cuba, an island 90 miles from our shores?

      The Cold War was all about a cordon sanitaire. When the Eastern buffer states reorientated west, we foolishly talked out of both sides of our mouth about Russia.

      In the long game, we need Russia and they need us. They can remain political competitors but there is no gain in falsely regarding them as enemies. It is bad politics and bad business.

      Delete
    3. .

      Russian paranoia has been justified by events in the 20th Century. However, that same paranoia has been a factor in the Russian character for centuries and the measures they have taken to surround themselves with buffer states because of that paranoia have resulted in pain to many peoples, pain that might be rationalized but can't be justified.

      Any party that works with us and Russia?

      Interests may align now and then but it is early times to be considering Russia as part of my team.

      Putin is no dummy. However, IMO, Putin views the world as a zero sum game. You seem to have faith in Trump. I am more skeptical. In time, we shall see whether Trump is a hero or Putin's poodle.

      .
      Any party that works with us and Russia?

      Delete
  14. "There is nothing to suggest that getting the US involved in Syria or not doing it would have made a difference regarding the shootings in Turkey. Turkey would have been involved in Syria regardless perhaps more so than now."

    Nothing.

    Perhaps

    Or not.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was THEM:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4URRp39XOo

      Delete
    2. WASHINGTON POST STIRS FEAR AFTER FALSE REPORT OF POWER GRID HACK BY RUSSIA
      Story quickly falls apart after investigation finds claims to be inaccurate

      http://www.infowars.com/washington-post-stirs-fear-after-false-report-of-power-grid-hack-by-russia/

      Delete
  15. It was those pedophile priests!

    ReplyDelete
  16. William Christopher.....dead.

    ReplyDelete
  17. ELEPHANT BAR BLOG HACKED BY RUSSIANS--DRUDGE BANNER HEADLINE

    137 USA National Security Agencies On High Red Alert....Drudge

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Arrest Warrant Issued for one "QUIRK"....National Sports Betting Industry Shut Down....Uber Charging 10X normal fees....'chaos in the cloud'.....Drudge

      Delete
    2. QUIRK REPORTED 'ON THE LAM' - HEADED TO NORTH IDAHO DISGUISED AS HITCHHIKER OR RAILROAD YARD WORKER - TWO MUTTS SAID TO ACCOMPANY HIM - NOT THOUGHT TO BE DANGEROUS - DESCRIBED AS 'LONELY' AND 'CONFUSED'...OFTEN ASKING FOR HANDOUTS....Drudge

      Delete
    3. NO REWARD OFFERED FOR CAPTURE OR INFORMATION LEADING TO CAPTURE AT THIS TIME....AUTHORITIES DISCOURAGE FEEDING THE FLEEING FELONS HOWEVER....Drudge

      Delete
    4. DRUDGE NEWSFLASH !!!!

      'QUIRK' REPORTED IN CULDESAC, IDAHO ASKING DIRECTIONS TO 'BOBO'S FARM'....Drudge

      Was reported as an escapee from North Idaho Mental Hospital in Orofino.....Drudge

      Delete
  18. It won't be long now, folks.

    The locals will run Quirk and the mutts to ground with pitchforks, tar and feathers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      SOP

      It's what they do in Idaho.

      ASPCA threatens federal lawsuit claiming Idaho yokels guilty of hate crimes. AG suggests Idahos caninophobic and rude.

      Peta militia mobilizing.

      .

      Delete
  19. BREAKING NEWS ALERT - 'QUIRK' DETAINED

    An alert Customer leaving Madame Rex's Whorehouse in Orofino, Idaho observed what appeared to be two human legs dangling out of the Rex dumpster. His mind crystal clear after sex he - who happened to be a local Sheriff's Deputy - slapped the ankle bracelets on Q's legs and hauled him out with the help of a friend and his back hoe. Quirk now resides in the Clearwater County Jail, awaiting hearing on whatever charges they make up, and his mutts are at the Clearwater River Dog Pound.

    Quirk's fate is certain - 6 months in jail, or $6,000. The fate of the mutts is less certain....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I imagine Quirk will be getting hold me soon.....

      Delete
    2. What a hell of a bad way to start the New Year.....:(

      Delete
    3. But Happy New Year to the rest of you BarMates.....!

      Delete
  20. Without any commitment of combat troops on the ground, the US and it's allies, to include the Russians, have, through the application of the "Rat Doctrine" put a real hurt on the Islamic State.

    After Airstrikes On Its Oil, ISIS Reportedly Can't Pay Its Fighters
    Grant Suneson
    10:15 AM, Jan 1, 2017

    Then, there is even more 'good news" for those that stand with our true allies in the fight against the Islamic State ...

    As 2016 comes to a close, what is the state of the Islamic State? ISIS has lost more than a third of its territory that it once held in Syria and Iraq. Mosul, its most important city, appears ready to fall. Thousands of ISIS fighters have been taken out of action and a number of the group's leaders have been killed. ...

    The stories title ... ...

    Serious Losses For ISIS Could Pave Way For Resurgence From Adaptable Al-Qaida

    ... even holds out hope for the Israeli to achieve their clients, al-Qeada, taking power in Syria.

    It may just be that Mr Putin will be able to convince Mr Trump of the absolute disaster that would be for the civilized world.


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .


      Serious Losses For ISIS Could Pave Way For Resurgence From Adaptable Al-Qaida


      Right, I hear the latest estimated out of Centcom is that we have killed 100,000 of the 10,000 we started fighting.

      As for Mosul, the football playoffs are about to start followed soon after by March Madness followed by spring training and the hockey and basketball playoffs. Let me know when Mosul actually falls.

      :o)

      .

      Delete
    2. .

      And if there is anything left when it does.

      We have seen the benefits the rat doctrine has brought to the people of other ex-cities in Iraq/Syria.

      .

      Delete
    3. Mosul fell years ago.

      ...although I think King Barack was still "in charge."

      Delete
    4. Let me know when the Mosul Dam blows.

      Delete
  21. Way, way, waywayway behind schedule....they were all supposed to be gone last Labor Day.

    Bwabwabwahahaha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      See

      QuirkSun Jan 01, 02:06:00 PM EST

      you hick.

      PETA is coming for you and your life is about to turn to shit.

      Oh, and Happy New Year.

      .

      Delete
    2. .

      As to your comment, remember, there are only 30,000 ISIS left.

      Progress.

      Progress?

      .

      Delete
  22. In Toyota pickups. Oh. Wait. That. Was. Rufus.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Rumors are flying that Bibi may be attending the Inaugural.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rumors that Quirk will be attending the Inaugural have been vehemently denied at the very top levels of the incoming Administration.

      "These rumors were first put out by an anarchist political underground in an attempt to embarrass the new incoming Administration" read a state from The Inaugural Committee.

      Delete
    2. "People like Bibi. People never heard of 'Quirk' " the statement added.

      Delete
  24. I like Bibi. Hope he shows up.

    ReplyDelete
  25. .
    IMO, Bibi has no redeeming qualities.

    He is a liar, a manipulator, and an ingrate. A politician willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto power. (And, possibly, a criminal if you can believe the AG in Israel.)

    If Trump wants to know who he is dealing with all he has to do is watch this…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7dw89jICTU --- Bibi talking in Ofra, 2001

    In his own words, Bibi explains how easily he can manipulate, 'move' America his way, and how he torpedoed the Oslo Accords. That’s what I call chutzpah. But the settlers seemed to eat it up.

    You can’t believe a word the man says.

    .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Arafat was the man I always trusted.

      Delete
    2. Arafat's word was as good as his Palestinian keffiyeh

      Pic of the fat boy adorned in keffiyeh here:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keffiyeh

      Yasser Arafat in his iconic fishnet pattern keffiyeh, 1974
      Traditionally worn by Palestinian farmers, the keffiyeh became worn by Palestinian men of any rank and became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism during the Arab Revolt of the 1930s.[5][6] Its prominence increased during the 1960s with the beginning of the Palestinian resistance movement and its adoption by Palestinian politician Yasser Arafat.[5]

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keffiyeh

      I recall he wore it when he walked away from the negotiations that had given him 95% of what he was seeking, saying, "to hell with them, fuck them".

      His wife made out great on the stolen money in Paris, many have reported.

      Delete
    3. Sounds almost like Obama.

      Delete
    4. Referring to Quirks hateful vilifying of Bibi

      Delete
    5. Obama: He is a liar, a manipulator, and an ingrate. A politician willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto power.

      Delete
    6. Yas sirie, Arafat knew how to care for family.

      Delete
    7. O well, that's just Quirk, of the line of Esau, always hankering after Hittite women, always acting first and thinking it over later, if at all.

      Delete
    8. Trump advisers want Netanyahu to attend inauguration

      By Aaron Short December 31, 2016 | 10:50pm

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump AP
      President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers want to invite Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu to the inauguration or arrange a meeting of the two leaders before then, a source close to the transition said.

      Transition leaders led by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner have been aggressively courting Netanyahu and want him to attend the Jan. 20 festivities, the source said.

      “There’s a plan for Trump to meet with Netanyahu,” the source said. “They’re talking all the time. And Netanyahu is talking about possibly going to the inauguration.”

      Netanyahu congratulated Trump on his victory a day after the presidential election, and Trump had invited the Israeli leader to meet in the US at his “first opportunity.”

      http://nypost.com/2016/12/31/trump-advisers-want-netanyahu-to-attend-inauguration/

      Delete
    9. .

      :o)

      Sorry, boys, I can help but laugh.

      Bob's initial post was about Bibi. That's what my post was about. In response, I get comments about Obama, about Arafat, Esau, and the Hittites. The only thing resembling a response concerning Bibi was Mome's comment that my opinions on Bibi were hateful. Nothing actually arguing against that opinion.

      SOP. When you have no argument, divert, change the subject. Sorry, I can't buy the bullshit.

      Neither of you guys would make the cut on a high school freshman debating team.

      Did either of you jokers even watch the video? I tend to doubt it. Either that or being called a sucker and a push over that is easily manipulated doesn't bother you. Being lied to is expected and/or acceptable.

      The only reason I can see that you would put up the twaddle you did was that somehow you think that by pointing out that other guys are pricks it somehow makes reduces the justifies the prickdom of Bibi. First lesson of the new year, it doesn't. The argument defies logic.

      :o)

      Heck, we might as well start off the new year right.

      Happy New Year.

      .

      Delete
    10. .

      ...somehow reduces or justifies the prickdom...

      .

      Delete
    11. Twaddle, that's a cute word, I assume you used it to belittle.

      You've made it clear you hate Bibi, Q. Doubt anything I post would change your mind. He happens to be running Israel these days and I am pro-Israel. So we are miles apart. C'est la vie.

      Delete
    12. .

      Twaddle is cute, but it also has a specific meaning easily checked in google.
      Hate is a strong word but probably a little too dramatic for this discussion. People use it all the time to describe disagreements or antipathy either major or minor all the way down to 'hating' brown M&M's. Actual hate IMO requires up close and personal interaction. I disagree with a lot of people but I can't think of anyone I hate.

      I suppose you can be taught to hate over time without that interaction but I suspect even there rather than hate you are simply brainwashed into a reflexive, habitual response.

      I could be wrong.

      .

      Delete
    13. "I could be wrong."

      NOOOOO!

      Delete
    14. .

      In a universe of possibilities, the possibility does exist.

      However, the Magic 8-Ball says, "Highly Doubtful".

      .

      Delete
    15. .

      Quirk is a Paliophile.

      Evidence?

      You guys post such bullshit and you expect everyone here to go along with it. That article Bob put up last night is a perfect example. The only reason I didn't respond to it then was when I read it was New Years Eve, I had just got home from visiting my wife in the hospital, and I had to feed the dogs. No time for the usual bushwa from frontpagemag.

      You guys are a joke. I criticize some poppycock (another cute word with a definite meaning) you post here and instead of offering opposing facts or even argument, you divert and try to change the subject as Bob and Mome did above or you offer up inanities like the one you posted above.

      It's like dealing with a kindergarten class.

      .

      Delete
    16. .

      No wonder Ruf left.

      It's not fair to expect everyone to have the patience of Job like me.

      .

      Delete
    17. Hoping your wife is doing well.

      Delete
    18. Yeah, I hope your wife does good. And, yeah, I too am appalled at the vacuity, and hate, expressed but Deuce, MOME, and Bob these past few days. I, unlike you Quirk, have little time nor inclination to try to elucidate the stupidity evidenced in their writings. I commend you for your time and effort. At least they provide easy targets. They remind me of the inanities spewed by the fox women the day of Kerry's speech - utterly clueless and motivated by simple partisan ideas that have no bearing on the reality of the situation.

      Delete
    19. Nicely put, Ash! Right in time too!

      Delete
  26. Predicting an Unhappy New Year in Venezuela - from riches to rags

    Jan 1, 11:03 AM EST

    VENEZUELA MILITARY TRAFFICKING FOOD AS COUNTRY GOES HUNGRY
    BY HANNAH DREIER AND JOSHUA GOODMAN
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    AP Photo
    AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos

    PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) -- When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets in protest last summer, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country's diminished food supply, putting generals in charge of everything from butter to rice.

    But instead of fighting hunger, the military is making money from it, an Associated Press investigation shows. That's what grocer Jose Campos found when he ran out of pantry staples this year. In the middle of the night, he would travel to an illegal market run by the military to buy pallets of corn flour - at 100 times the government-set price.

    "The military would be watching over whole bags of money," Campos said. "They always had what I needed."

    With much of the country on the verge of starvation and billions of dollars at stake, food trafficking has become one of the biggest businesses in Venezuela, the AP found. And from generals to foot soldiers, the military is at the heart of the graft, according to documents and interviews with more than 60 officials, business owners and workers, including five former generals.

    As a result, food is not reaching those who most need it.

    The U.S. government has taken notice. Prosecutors have opened investigations against senior Venezuelan officials, including members of the military, for laundering riches from food contracts through the U.S. financial system, according to four people with direct knowledge of the probes. No charges have been brought.

    "Lately, food is a better business than drugs," said retired Gen. Cliver Alcala, who helped oversee Venezuela's border security. "The military is in charge of food management now, and they're not going to just take that on without getting their cut."

    "WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?"

    After opposition attempts to overthrow him, the late President Hugo Chavez began handing the military control over the food industry, creating a Food Ministry in 2004. His socialist-run government nationalized farms and food processing plants, then neglected them, and domestic production dried up. Oil-exporting Venezuela became dependent on food imports, but when the price of oil collapsed in 2014, the government no longer could afford all the country needed.

    Food rationing grew so severe that Venezuelans spent all day waiting in lines....

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_VENEZUELA_UNDONE_PROFITING_FROM_HUNGER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-01-01-11-03-43

    ReplyDelete
  27. Quirk holds the EB Record for number of posts per thread with half-finished words.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      I would reply but I don't know what it means.

      .

      Delete
    2. That's never kept you from replying before.

      Delete
  28. ELEPHANT BAR BLOG HACKED BY RUSSIANS--DRUDGE BANNER HEADLINE

    137 USA National Security Agencies On High Red Alert....Drudge

    ReplyDelete
  29. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      Ok, we'll remove the 10 demerits.

      This time.

      .

      Delete
  30. Caitlyn Arabfat:

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/24/88/79/248879b4f93aaa34c36f6e52e9757e2b.jpg

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      Whoa, and some people actually complain about those outfits.

      .

      Delete
    2. Pussy Galore of the West Bank

      Delete
  31. Mariah Carey's show hacked by Russians

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Mariah-Carey-bungles-her-Times-Square-show-stops-10829218.php

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She been eating a few too many ice cream sandwiches this festive season.

      Delete
  32. Twaddle and poppycock are good words.

    Prickdom is a good word.

    Bullshit is a so so word, but inanities is really bad.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Too many syllables in inanities for the meaning it carries.

      Vapid does just as well and saves ink.

      Delete
    2. When Quirk uses a word like inanities instead of vapid you know he's in a mouthing off mood, feeling full of himself.

      Delete
    3. .

      :o)

      The words of an English major. That should tell you everything you need to know.

      Vapid and inane are often considered synonyms but they have different meanings, meanings that can be used to convey specificity. As an adjective, vapid means lifeless or dull. Inane means lacking sense or meaning. As a noun inane means that which is void or empty. That was the meaning I was trying to convey.

      However, I can see where an English major might consider one word as good as another and that short words are always better.

      :o)

      .

      Delete
    4. .

      To Boondock Bob, words of one syllable are an ideal everyone should strive for, especially when trying to communicate with him.

      .

      Delete
    5. You just like to sound fancy.

      To a refined ear, it grates.

      Delete
    6. You sound like a bunch of mafia sitting around an ol' barber shoppe and trying to speak the King's English and ending up coming over like a bunch of lewd murderous southern Italian island dwellers, cut off from the mainland for generations and probably inbreeding all that time, too.

      Delete
    7. .

      To a refined ear, it grates.

      Luckily, I don't have to worry about that around here.

      .

      Delete
  33. Target of Opportunity

    WAFFLE HOUSE waitress fired for shooting at robbers....DRUDGE

    ReplyDelete
  34. QuirkSun Jan 01, 05:03:00 PM EST
    .
    IMO, Bibi has no redeeming qualities.

    He is a liar, a manipulator, and an ingrate. A politician willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto power. (And, possibly, a criminal if you can believe the AG in Israel.)

    If Trump wants to know who he is dealing with all he has to do is watch this…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7dw89jICTU --- Bibi talking in Ofra, 2001

    In his own words, Bibi explains how easily he can manipulate, 'move' America his way, and how he torpedoed the Oslo Accords. That’s what I call chutzpah. But the settlers seemed to eat it up.

    You can’t believe a word the man says.


    Nonsense.

    But the issue is simple.

    Jews have a right to Jerusalem as their capital.

    Biblical? Sure, dismiss this and dismiss all Moslem and Christian claims as well.

    Historic? Sure, dismiss this and dismiss all Moslem and Christian claims as well.

    Possession is 9/10ths of the law?

    Israel, having liberated/conquered the lands in a defensive war and now control said lands?

    Owns them.

    Kerry's speech was nonsense.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No it was not nonsense. He outlined the options very succinctly:

      2 states or 1 state?

      If 1 state then Israel needs to grant all residents citizenship- goodbye Jewish State.

      Therefore 2 states.

      If States then settlements are an antithetical to that outcome with compromises required on all other issues including Jerusalem.

      Delete
    2. .

      WiO joins the EB Greek chorus.

      He puts up my entire post. It was simply a post about Bibi, his character, his views of the US and its citizens, his duplicity and his lying.

      Then after reposting my post, WiO proceeds to ignore it entirely instead claiming all of the West Bank for Israel. Evidently, he doesn't realize the two issues have zip to do with each other.

      As I said, inane.

      .

      Delete
    3. Jordan controlled the area when Israel was attacked from all sides.

      Send the 'Palestinians', aka Jordanians, back to Jordan and keep the land.

      Delete
  35. By the way, Quirk, I'm sorry your wife is in the hospital. What ever the reason, I hope she is comfortable and I pray for the doctor's discernment and wisdom. God bless you and her!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      I brought her home today. She went in for what is normally a pretty routine procedure (if any surgery can be described as such) but it turned tricky. Everything seems to have turned out fine.

      Thanks for the kind thoughts.

      .

      Delete
  36. I saw reason to support Trump today:

    They were talking on TV about tax reform including a national sales tax. Good stuff! I've read Brian Mulroney (father of Canadian National sales tax) has Trumps ear.

    Unfortunately, on this issue anyway, Trump is dealing with a civil war on the GOP side and, given the stupid rabid partisan nature of US politics, it is unlikely he'll get Dems to split to his side.

    Very sad!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. .

      In the absence of mitigating rules and provision, a sales tax is more regressive than an income tax. Is that what we want given that most would argue that the current growing wealth disparity is a problem?

      Proponents of sales taxes argue they are simpler and can be used to simplify a tax code everyone agrees is unfair. However, when you start adding in provisions to remove the regressivity of the sales tax, aren't you quickly walking down the same road you have right now which would be paradise for lobbyists, lawyers, and tax preparers?

      .

      Delete
    2. From the Government's perspective our current tax policies are correct:

      Tax anything that moves.

      Then at the end of life, add on a 'death tax', and you've covered the entire waterfront.

      All this is called 'fairness' or 'paying your fair share'.

      The only way out is to cheat like hell, or go on welfare.

      So, it's a miserable life no matter from which perspective you view it.

      Delete
    3. Tax anything that moves*

      Hillary called this "going where the money is".

      Delete