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Afternoon shadows, Monument Valley

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Step right up


Lots of stupid out there today,  of course. I am sort of going to breeze through the stupid and outrage pretty quickly this morning as I've things to do. Some of these stupidoids even took place prior to the current 24 hour cycle, if you can believe it? Hopelessly  passé.

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The schmucky owner of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli,  is welshing on his promise to lower the price of the anti parasite drug Daraprim.

This guy gives capitalist pigs a bad name. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered, Martin my boy.

A compounding pharma competitor, Imprimus, is about to cut the young price gouging hedge funder Martin's throat in the market place. Hear, hear.


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I love how the GOP is waffling and that some members won't get behind a very sensible bill to block sales of weapons to terrorists on Homeland Security watch lists. Very patriotic.

The National Rifle Association signaled this week it will oppose Feinstein's bill, as it did those before it. They'd back giving more guns to the nazis.
NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker pointed to past instances where innocent people were added to the watch list either in error or as the result of tenuous ties to others involved in suspicious activities. She stressed that the NRA doesn't oppose denying terrorists firearms, but said the group wants to ensure that Americans who are wrongly on the list are afforded their constitutional right to due process.
"It is appalling that anti-gun politicians are exploiting the Paris terrorist attacks to push their gun-control agenda and distract from President Obama's failed foreign policy," Baker said.
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Oh, Canada.

The Canadians get a chip on their shoulder the size of Manitoba getting outstupided by the United States all the time and decided to fight back this week.

Yoga is being banned at the College of Ottawa on the grounds that it is cultural appropriation when it is practiced by non indians. Cultural appropriation is also known as cultural oppression and frowned on by many politically correct liberals today.


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Turkey and Russia deserve each other, both recently engaged in the same sort of double game, both ostensibly fighting Isis but really settling tribals scores against Kurds and Turkmen. Don't think Turkey can win this fight but kind of fun to watch from the sidelines.

Excellent article on the Russia Turkey relationship from Rhagida Dergham, Al Hayat.

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The Planned Parenthood shooting makes the eighth or ninth since 1993, I believe. Call me a sap, but even before the guy gets headshrunk regarding his motivations, I am going with anti abortion. I'll go out on a limb. Pro life indeed.

Marco Rubio says that Roe V. Wade is the law but not the settled law and that God's law trumps man's law anyway. This is the kind of thinking that makes many of us very afraid.


Not to be outdone pandering to the evangelicals, favorite son Ted Cruz is accepting the endorsement of a guy who advocates killing abortion doctors, Troy Newman.

More here.
Newman argued in his 2003 book, “Their Blood Cries Out,” that the biblical duty of government “rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.” (He later explained that while “there’s several prescriptions in the Old Testament that God calls out that the person who commits these crimes should be executed,” he was going for a message of “mercy” in that “we need to repent first for our personal involvement and corporate involvement of abortion and work to restore those that have been involved in it and work to end this terrible tragedy that’s in our nation.”)
Newman also wrote in his book that women who have abortions should be considered “a murderer” just like “any other mother, killing any other family member.” Along with Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger, who was once convicted of conspiring to bomb an abortion clinic, Newman later claimed that a man convicted of murdering an abortion provider should have been allowed to argue that the homicide was justified.
Newman has claimed that the 9/11 terrorist attacks and AIDS were both warnings from God about legal abortion in America and attributed a drought in California to the state’s liberal abortion laws, insisting that “weather patterns” and economic instability are connected to legal abortion.

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