Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Laugh Of The Day

Marco Rubio on Iraq:

Rubio seemed to express support for US troops being present in Iraq, but he maintained this did not represent the controversial “nation-building” philosophy that led to a protracted American military presence in that country following the US invasion in 2003.

Wait for it…

“It’s not nation-building. We are assisting them in building their nation,” Rubio said of his vision for Iraq.

You are not hallucinating. Those words were spoken in that particular order. I’ll paste it again.

“It’s not nation-building. We are assisting them in building their nation.”

So much for the brown vote, Pubbies. Bye bye now.

Slow-Walking

At the risk of stating the obvious, I think we’re being set up for another uncontrollable military conflagration:

President Obama’s envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) predicted on Wednesday that defeating the terrorist group could take a generation or more.

“Defeating Daesh’s ideology will likely take a generation or more,” he said, using the Arabic name for ISIS, according to the Times.

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen added that his assessment was based on the zealotry of ISIS’s ideology, according to The Times of Israel.

Allen additionally said that, if left unchallenged, ISIS could “wreck havoc on the progress of humanity.”

Time for another war-woody, eh, defense contractors? It’s Communism dominos all over again. It’s just a matter of time until more bodies are thrown onto the pyre of escalating military action in the Middle East. Pay close attention to these Buck Turgidsons, because you can bet your ass our leaders are.

H/T: Antiwar.com.

Station To Station

The cult of Jesus will believe in just about anything to prove his holy existence:

For years, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Church didn’t say much about the rust-colored stain running beneath the 12th Station of the Cross painting of Jesus.

Some never noticed it.

Others, without knowing what was causing the mark, didn’t want the 140-year-old Episcopal church to become a roadside curiosity or tabloid headline.

But this spring the church has turned a spotlight on the odd little stain, which in the right light appears to have trickled like blood directly from a painting of Jesus’ crucified feet onto the plaster of the church wall.

On Sunday, the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey’s sermon addressed the “mysterious red mark,” suggesting that, whether of earthly or divine origins, it was evidence of Jesus’ presence in the church.”For myself, I find that in leading the Stations of the Cross … when I get to the 12th Station, I can’t help but contemplate the meaning of the mysterious red mark below it,” Humphrey told the congregation, according to a copy of his sermon. “I stop, look, pray, and listen. And when I do, what I always hear is, ‘Pay attention. I am here.’ Jesus is here.”

Oh, dear. SMH. I got nothing. Nonplussed. Maybe I should wait a few hours before commenting on this, until I can stop feeling sad for our species. We have evolved to think things like this. What good has it done us?

It’s perfectly fine to hear a voice in your head, as long as it’s yours. When it’s someone else’s, you should see a doctor. Failing that, you should up your attendance in church, where your insanity will be recognized as a gift. You fucking amaze me.

The Crystal Ball Darkens

I’m starting to wonder if money magnet Jeb has what it takes to be a nominee. The campaign is about to be strangled in its crib. Not only is he a blithering idiot, his candidacy may be illegal. I have assumed up until recently that there would be a Serious Choice, perhaps incorrectly. That choice is nowhere in sight. This could be the funniest and most lopsided election we’ve had since the Dukakis flameout.

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