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Thoughts On Current Events

March 24th, 2011 by skippy

Not having anything more productive to write about, I figured I would just describe how I felt about different current events.

1) America bombs the crap out of Libya.

Our president has now authorized more air strikes than all other Nobel Prize winners combined. Except possibly for Kissinger.  Given our country’s track record in that region, I predict that this action can in no way, shape, or form blow up in our faces.

2) Nancy Grace is still a fucking idiot.

Okay so that is less “news” and more “bears repeating.”

3) Chick-Fil-A evidently does not like gays.

Which is no doubt shocking to all three people that didn’t already know that.

4) The Military is preparing training materials to deal with the repeal of DADT.

Because just saying “Act professional, mind your own business, treat the other soldiers with respect, and oh by the way we aren’t kicking people out for being gay any more”  sounds complicated.  We’ll probably need a manual or two.

5) Parents call police, concerned that their son may be driving without his diabetes medication.   Naturally the police shoot him.

Dude, it’s only funny when Supertroopers does this sort of thing.  Also only when nobody dies.

6) Trump may run for POTUS.

The part of me that views politics as a serious concern which can determine the well-being of my nation is a bit scared by this.  The part of me that views politics as a combination strategy game/macabre comedic improv event is titillated beyond belief.

7) Nathan Fillion does not want fans to buy him the rights to Firefly.

You know what? To heck with you Nathan. You rejected Firefly to go off and make a detective show. Yeah the world needs more of those.  Let’s see how Allen Tudyk feels about it.  Let’s face it, he was really the glue that held the show together, and he didn’t go and abandon the whole thing to go and make a show that is basically just a reprise of Cagney and Lacey but without the lesbian overtones.

8) Liz Taylor Died.

Liz Taylor died of congestive heart failure, at the age of seventy-nine. My Grandmother-in-law has congestive heart failure and is eighty. What does this mean? It mean my grandma wins, and Lizzie-girl loses. In your face Cleopatra!


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30 Responses to “Thoughts On Current Events”

  1. Tyler Says:

    Just so you know, I completely agree with Nathan. Fans shouldn’t buy him Firefly. If something like that is going to happen, it needs to come from Joss Whedon, not Nathan, and it needs to be initiated by them,not fans. Otherwise they won’t be prepared for it and it won’t work. It also could ruin any talks they may be having.


  2. Adam Says:

    Not sure if the first bit was sarcasm since Libya is geographically in North Africa but not the Middle East (source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/)

    Interestingly, Reagan’s back-and-forth with Ghaddafi in the 1980s over whether the Gulf of Sidra was considered “international waters” somehow did not blow up in our face AS MUCH, but I guess that’s what proxies are for:

    I’m going to invoke Occam’s Razor, and just say that some Air Force and Navy jocks got lost in the Bermuda Triangle on the way to Red Flag, and decided Libya was as good a place to drop their weapons as any other… one desert is as good as another, right? =P

    “Youri reduction” – Captcha is trying to identify my logical process.


    Adam reply on March 24th, 2011 11:12 am:

    Holy hypertext Batman! My XML sarcasm tags actually parsed!


  3. Psychlycan Says:

    I read the police one and I honestly couldn’t help wavering between “WHAT THE F***” mode and laughing at the pure-bred idiocy. I seriously want to know what went through that officer’s head when he decided to shoot 3 times (ensuring it wasn’t an accident in any way possible) at a guy who was probably barely awake, unarmed, and just sitting in his car.


    Squab reply on March 24th, 2011 2:51 pm:

    The best explanation I can think of is this:

    What was said: “My son is on the road without his diabetes medication and possibly drowsy due to a sleeping pill.”

    What the cops heard: “My son, a highly dangerous patient at the insane asylum, escaped his straightjackets, broke out of the insane asylum, killed/wounded 3 guards with his bare hands and is now loose on the road without medication. Don’t let his calm demeanor fool you, he can go from calm, rational person to psychotic hulk in under a second.”

    But seriously, WHAT. THE. FUCK.


  4. Origprod Says:

    “…politics as a combination strategy game/macabre comedic improv event….” Brilliant! And oh so accurate, too.


  5. Susan Says:

    Re #3: Yeah, I’m boycotting Chick-Fil-A now. I really miss the waffle fries, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Sucks being a straight person with a conscience: No waffle fries, no Target, no Best Buy…

    Personally, if I could afford it, I’d be willing to buy Nathan Fillion anything he wanted. Anything. Shoot, I’d iron his clothes and wax his car. Oops, drooled on the keyboard again.


  6. Darkmoon Says:

    I actually like Nathan as Castle though…more than when he was Mal. I’d be very sad if Castle went away. Does that make me a bad person?

    *possibly hides*


  7. Pheonixfyre Says:

    I’d never heard of this Nancy Grace person, and now I wish I hadn’t watched that clip. She’s a bloody moron.


  8. Captain Whimsy Says:

    Yeah Liz Taylor died. Big tragedy. Guess who else dies? Everyone!


  9. Gwenyvier Says:

    1) Explosions make good ratings!

    2) Thousands missing and dead and all you can think of is “OMFG TEH FOOD FROM JAPMAN MIGHT BE TAINED… TATED… BAD!!!!”?

    3) Heavily Christian based business is anti-gay? NOOOOOOOOOO, couldn’t be. :p Next thing you’ll say is the government is run by big business.

    4) Agree completely. Although ” “Will the Department of Defense build separate living or bathroom facilities for gay and straight Service members?” asks another. ” had better be a hell no. Talk about a waste of money, not to mention you’ve been serving and living beside them for how long?

    5) And people wonder WHY a lot of people don’t trust the police. I feel safe.

    6) On the one hand Trump knows how to run a business and turn a profit, and the government is nothing more then a big, rather ungainly, business. So I can see him possibly doing well as president if he can get Congress and the Senate to play nice (odds of that happening, worse then getting hit by lighting… a dozen times). On the other hand, I can see him making the show “The Apprentice: Presidential Race” or something like that. Which actually wouldn’t be that much different then usual would it?



    stine reply on June 12th, 2011 2:54 pm:

    re: 6)
    He also has attorneys familliar with bankruptcy proceedings.


  10. Raven Prometheus Says:

    Actually, they’ve already started with the training. We had to watch a movie made by General Casey (Army chief of Staff) saying those exact things and to watch for more training. As if our own CO coudln’t and didn’t already do that….


  11. SKD Says:

    1) Didn’t this President run on a platform of bashing everything the previous president did including military actions?

    2) Egads, how does a retarded moronic nincompoop of that caliber get placed as a “news personality”

    3) Eh, there are bigots everywhere, but I do enjoy their chicken. If I boycotted or otherwise got riled up about every business that in any way supported a cause I disagreed with I would never be able to buy anything.

    4) So what exactly is going to change other than a lot more EO training and no longer getting kicked out if you are gay?

    5) WTF?!? At a minimum the officer who opened fire should be fired and have to pay restitution to the family.

    6) He couldn’t do worse than the current resident of the Oval Office.

    7) I agree with Tyler, if anyone should be purchasing the rights to Firefly, with or without the assistance of fans, it should be Joss Whedon.

    8) Everyone goes one day. I hope she had more satisfaction in life than disappointment.


    Prodigal reply on March 29th, 2011 8:32 am:

    “Didn’t this President run on a platform of bashing everything the previous president did including military actions?”

    No. Next question?”


    skd reply on March 29th, 2011 8:52 am:

    Funny how he can’t seem to string ten words together without trying blame Bush(or the Republicans now) for something.


    Prodigal reply on March 29th, 2011 9:11 am:

    Except for the whole “You’re not describing anything even remotely close to reality” thing, of course.

    But I’ll stop feeding the troll now.

  12. Psychlycan Says:

    If I ever come across Ms. Grace, I feel that I will have severe difficulties restraining myself from drilling a hole in her head from this idiocy alone. I bet she doesn’t realize that she would get more radiation from the U.V. rays that come from the sun. As for her argument, CA setting up a state of emergency, the state has the guy who played a detective in kindergarten cop in charge, and there was probably more reasoning behind the false alarm on the internet about another big earthquake happening there. Looking back on this, I realize that, not only am I rambling, but I fail to find any legitimate reason to restrain myself from forcing Mz.Grace to watch what she should have learned in college, while forcing her to eat her own body parts, while putting her through as many electrical tortures as possible. Any other suggestions on how to torture her appropriately?


    Squab reply on March 25th, 2011 2:09 pm:

    My daily newspaper announced (sometime in the past week) that the amount of radiation you get from rocks is higher then the amount of radiation that california is receiving from the japanese reactors.


  13. LoC Says:

    …like many people here, #5 left me poleaxed for a few seconds after I gleaned what had happened.
    I mean, a soldier performing a mercy killing on an enemy combatant, miles from the nearest field hospital gets tried for murder, but a cop who shoots a dazed, unarmed kid in a pickup truck that his buddy just pushed into a wall doesn’t even get a reprimand? Hell, I’d expect the officer who drove the kid into the wall to get a reprimand, and the officer who shot him to be tried for murder.


  14. Kristopher Says:

    LoC: The kid in question had driven through red lights, and had hit other cars during his stupor-drive.

    Pushing him off road was needed.

    Shooting him was the mark of a criminal with a badge. The out of control officer that did it needs prison time, not thin blue line protection and privilege.

    This is why I discourage anyone from dropping a dime on relatives. Deal with it yourself or ignore it, but don’t involve the popo … someone will get shot or imprisoned these days.


    Squab reply on March 26th, 2011 12:50 pm:

    I never saw it say anywhere in the article that he ran red lights or hit other cars. ALl it says about his driving is he was driving under the speed limit when he got rammed.


    Becca reply on March 28th, 2011 1:21 pm:

    It mentions it in this article. It also says that the guy tried to ram the officer with his vehicle when the officer got out of the squad car.


    If that is actually what happened then it does change things some.

    Also, as far as the shooting the tires out notion that was mentioned in the article, that is not actually something that is done, at least not supposed to be done anyway. The manuvers for forcing the car off the road are designed (when done properly) to minimize damage to everyone and are meant to be less harmful than leaving the person on the road. But if the driver was in fact not only hitting other cars and running red lights and then driving under the speed limit, it sounds like odd behavior in and off itself. No, not worth shooting him for, but does open the question of what kind of behavior the driver was exhibiting. Don’t get me wrong, if the officer did in fact fuck up, he should be at least fired and brought up on charges.


  15. Jurica Bogunovic Says:


    I’ve been reading your site for a while (maybe 2 years?) but last 2-3 days Ive been getting virus warning from Avast antivirus on your front page for “html lframe inf”.
    Googling it got following thread, seems it hijacks windows systems files and infects any and all html produced on infected computer
    The thread is here:

    Hope this helps!




    Gwenyvier reply on March 26th, 2011 4:07 pm:

    Haven’t had any issues here with virus warnings popping up.


    Jurica Bogunovic reply on March 27th, 2011 10:40 am:

    Hi, seems it stopped now. Could be related maybe to front page ads?


  16. Kristopher Says:

    I got my info from Radly Balko’s blog. They had contacted some of the folks involved.


  17. Mom Says:

    Actually, your grandmother-in-law is 83. We win by an even great margin!


  18. Becca Says:

    And http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705322062/Did-blood-sugar-lead-to-tragedy.html in which it sounds like the family is agreeing that the driver may in fact have driven at the officer


    Squab reply on March 28th, 2011 6:26 pm:

    Ok, now I’ve gone from “what the fuck were the police thinking” to “how in the fuck could blood sugar in any way cause that”

    I should add that I was diagnosed with diabetes, say, 6 months ago, probably been diabetic for a year and a half; all high blood sugar does to me is make me thirsty and need to pee….


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