Just Don't Tell Me You Are Surprised

So now you all are getting the blame for that "enhanced interrogation" bullshit. And what were you expecting? That torture was the new normal? Or that the super-WASPs would take the hit for this once people weren't afraid enough to look the other way?

You were played. Your leaders were greedy, short-sighted and stupid. I like to call them "the old goats."

From the beginning, there have been plans for a scapegoat. You.

Hopefully earlier warnings were heeded, or we can expect to see low level interrogators drug into the light and roasted.

It just seems to me that there has to be a large data trail leading to some of the people screaming about human rights now.

So I offer a word of caution to all. Don't make too much hay too loudly. It doesn't pay to be in the business of Truth in this town.


What joke, no matter how many times you hear, makes you laugh?

I didn't want to believe my roommate was stealing from the transportation department, but when I got home, all the signs were there.

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What joke, no matter how many times you hear, makes you laugh?

What's the difference between a dirty bus stop and a lobster with breast implants?

One's a crusty bus station and the other is a busty crustacean

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What joke, no matter how many times you hear, makes you laugh?

There is a nudist colony for Communists. Two men were sitting on a balcony and one turned to the other and said, "Say, comrade, have you read Marx?" The other replied, "Yes, I think it must be these wicker chairs."

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What joke, no matter how many times you hear, makes you laugh?

How did the world know communism was doomed?

There were a lot of red flags.

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Excellent Reddit Santa Story

From Redditor NG96:

" I was a primary school student, aged about 5.

Anyway, my primary school was a village school, so it was small. It had about 150-200 students. One Christmas, they decided to throw a Christmas party for the kids and parents. If you enjoyed hearing the song "diallo" playing on loop with the occasional sound of a parent bollocking their kid for drinking the Blue-coloured drinks, then this is your kind of thing.

Towards the end of the night, all the kids were high on food colouring, and it was time to meet "Santa" himself! We queued up patiently to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what we'd like for Christmas. It was my turn.

I sat on his lap and looked at his beard, and noticed that it had a string on it and it was wonky. I was like "You're not Santa! Your beard has a string on it!". The Santa had a sad look on his face, then he started a convincing sobbing "For thousands of years I had a fantastic beard. I don't have a real beard any more because somebody called Mr Johnson (my maths teacher who has a large beard and was very proud of) stole it. I asked him nicely if he could give it back, but he didn't listen. Maybe you and your friends can find Mr Johnson and get my beard back in time for next year?"

I was only 5 so I believed him, so I was fucking furious at Mr Johnson. The next time we had Maths after Christmas, me and most of my class gave him hell for stealing Santa's beard. We told him that we would not do our work until he gives Santa his beard back. The kids were furious, and Mr Johnson was even stricter than usual. After a few weeks of shit, he finally came into school without a beard. Anytime we asked him what happened to his beard he would tell us off. We assumed that he had given it back to Santa.

Here's the interesting part that I found out many years later: It turns out that the Santa was actually my English teacher Mr Brown, and he deliberately made the beard look fake. Why? Because Mr Johnson was banging Mr Brown's wife and Santa found out. Because of this, Mr Brown decided to get as many kids as he could to hate Mr Johnson. Mr Brown knew that Mr Johnson would either have to deal with children who hated him or he would have to shave off his beard that he loved dearly."


Christine, are you with me?

Stop emailing me!  Stop asking me for money!

This is getting bad, and has been going on for months. At some point these messages will be in violation of the law. 

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Date: October 22, 2014 at 6:46:37 PM EDT
To: Christine Axsmith 
Subject: Christine, are you with me?
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Christine --
Take it from me: Deciding to run for office is never easy.
You have to consider what it means for your family. You have to be ready for the attacks.
Right now, there are Democrats all across the country who know exactly what I'm talking about. They're in the final two-week sprint to Election Day, but they're facing an unprecedented barrage of Republican attacks.
I'm hoping we can help them out.
Will you make a donation today, no matter how large or small, to back up our Democratic campaigns fighting for the values we all believe in?

We've made so much progress together. I'm not willing to see it rolled back.


Thank you -- for everything.

Barack Obama


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Barak Obama needs me!

Clearly the Democratic party has no shame.  I still get these awful, begging emails multiple times a day.

Note to Barak Obama:  leave me alone.

Begin forwarded message:

Christine -- We're at a crucial moment.

The Senate is at stake and if the Republicans win just six seats, they'll take control -- of BOTH houses of Congress.

What would that mean? They'd enact plenty of tax cuts for billionaires, but no policies to strengthen the middle class. And everything we've achieved together would be at risk.

We have to stop them. Our staff and thousands of volunteers are working tirelessly to register voters and make sure they get to the polls on Election Day.

But we only have 36 days left -- which means we need to ramp up our efforts dramatically. So I need you to decide now:

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But I know from those campaigns that the last few weeks are the most crucial. With all hands on deck, we'll be able to keep the Senate.

Will you pitch in before tomorrow's FEC deadline so we can go on offense and win? I can't stress enough how critical it is that you act now.

With your help, we'll win this one.

Thank you,
Barack Obama






Ray Rice: What We All Don't Get

You get hit by your fiance, and then when you hit back you are knocked unconscious and dragged around like a bag of garbage.  Then you marry him.
That's part of what I don't get.
The rest is about Ray Rice's job.  I don't get how anyone could think he is paid only to throw a football around.  Ray Rice is in the entertainment industry.  His image is part of what he is being paid for.  He is not inventing machines to save time, lives or money.  He is paid to play a game.  People watch football teams because they identify with them and enjoy good athletes in action. 
When you offend your fan base, your use to the team is reduced.  Because professional athletes are entertainers.  Your livlihood depends on other people wanting to see you perform.
So do you get it now?


More begging for money from the DNC

If I thought this could wait, I wouldn't be emailing you.

Right now, Boehner is using his corporate cash to creep into TVs across America. All told, we're facing $30 million worth of attack ads.

I don't plan on letting Boehner win in November. But we're coming up short of what we'll need to fight Boehner's smears. Our critical deadline is in 48 hours.

I'm pleading with you to take a moment and step up.


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