Archive for the ‘WTF’ Category
Reports indicate U.S. soldiers and British Royal Marines have been urged to show “courageous constraint” by not shooting Taliban members spotted planting IEDs.
The reason? Shooting them might disturb the locals.
Murdoc would like to assume that this is being sensationalized way out of proportion, but what we’ve seen lately out of Afghanistan makes him wonder.
This is the same Khadr who pled guilty at a military commission trial in 2010 to killing one of those 2,000 troops, Army Sergeant First Class Christopher J. Speer.
Though outrageous, sending Mr. Khadr back to Canada is consistent with the fantasy-inspired worldview on radical Islam so prevalent in the Obama administration. This mindset results in things like U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice blaming the coordinated, well-armed Sept. 11 attacks on our diplomatic posts in the Middle East on an obscure, amateur video posted on YouTube.
Despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities believe almost one-third of the 600 detainees released from Guantanamo are confirmed or suspected of having returned to terrorism, Mr. Obama just named 55 more who are approved for departure.
It’s almost like they’re not serious about all this.
Just one day after an Islamic activist attempted to cover over private property in spray paint (and a woman who got in her way), the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York has announced they will amend their rules to prohibit the types of advertisements that offended her.
Via Glenn Reynolds, who writes:
My advice to the Religious Right: Deface anything you find offensive. That’s clearly how to get your way.
The U.S. ambassador to Libya died as Libya militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
The death of Christopher Stevens, 52, on Tuesday came as two American State Department employees were also killed in Benghazi as an 20 gun-wielding attackers stormed the U.S. consulate, angry about an American made film that depicts Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and womanizer.
This reminds Murdoc about all the deadly attacks when things like ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and ‘Piss Jesus’ are made.
There were about 20 attackers with small arms who stormed the consulate. There was a firefight with Libyan security officers guarding the consulate, according to the U.S. official. One of the buildings was completely destroyed by fire set by the militants.
The group that attacked the consulate is called Ansar al Sharia, according to Libyan sources. The group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but did not mention the movie as motivation. The group is close to al Qaeda ideology and exists in east Libya.
Protesters in Cairo, Egypt, also mobbed, tearing down the US flag at the embassy.
No doubt we’re going to be hearing all about how insensitive Americans caused this.
Okay, okay, I know I promised that the last post on Prussian Blue was going to be the final one, but that was 7 years ago so cut old Murdoc some slack.
For those who don’t remember, Prussian Blue are “white nationalist” twin teenage singers spreading their gospel via catchy pop tunes while wearing t-shirt with cute Hitler smiley faces. See Lynx and Lamb – sort of the Mary-Kate and Ashley of Doom. Or, at least, they WERE teenagers. They were 13 at the time, so they must be about 20 now.
And things have changed a bit.
They appear to have turned from fascist, anti-immigration hate-mongers into laid-back liberals celebrating the joys of ethnic diversity and spreading a message of peace and love.
After escaping the all-controlling clutches of their mother, April, and battling serious health problems, Lynx and Lamb, now 20, say they have swapped their Hitler youth for a happy hippy lifestyle.
And, like so many other pop star transformations, the Gaede twins appear to have been helped along their journey of “enlightenment” by smoking a lot of marijuana.
“My sister and I are pretty liberal now,” Lamb revealed in a recent US TV interview.
“Yeah,” chipped in Lynx, languidly flicking her long blonde hair.
At 15 Lynx was diagnosed with cancer and had a large tumour removed from her shoulder.
She also developed a rare condition called cyclic vomiting syndrome.
Lamb suffered from scoliosis of the spine and chronic back pain, which led to emotional problems.
After various drugs failed to help either of them they were both prescribed medical marijuana – and say it changed their lives.
It’s very clear that they were the cute little Nazi twins due to their upbringing and that, thankfully, they seem to have outgrown that a bit. But their mom says they’re just “going through a phase” and will return to their true beliefs at some point.
They plan to campaign for legalized pot in the US.
Murdoc’s been vaguely aware of the story about how convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and/or associates are waging a cowardly war against their foes using various forms of harassment, legal action, and apparently SWAT-ting, but he hadn’t read beyond the headlines and lead paragraphs until today.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story, I encourage you to check out Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism at Patterico and especially the lengthy How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime at Allergic to Bull.
The consistent methodology of deceit and intimidation, including threats against the families of bloggers and hoax calls that bring police to the door in the middle of the night in the belief that they’re responding to an armed murderer, seems apparent if you read the stories.
Murdoc does not know either of the bloggers linked personally, but the injustice of the situation can not be allowed to stand. Murdoc has at times been the subject of threats, intimidation attempts, and some low-intensity web harassment.
Though nothing even close to approaching the level related in the linked stories has been brought in his direction, Murdoc urges those who would see justice prevail at least read and see what can happen when a determined foe wages war against you. Remember that it can happen to anyone at any time. And stand with those who defy our enemies, whether foreign or domestic.
UPDATE: Forgot to include the link to the story of the SWAT-ing of the blogger at Allergic to Bull the night after he was granted an emergency stay of restraint upon his freedom of speech.
I recall blogging years ago about hoax 911 calls to set the police on unsuspecting people, but I can’t find the post. Murdoc’s guess at the time was that that this it would get a lot worse.
UPDATE 2: A couple more links:
I’ve got a friend whose birthday is June 14th. Every June 14th I wish him a happy Flag Day.
Anyway, a reader pointed out that while Google had no special “Doodle” logo for Flag Day today, Bing had this:
I’ve noted the difference between Google and Bing on various patriotic-sort holidays and anniversaries before, so I’m not surprised about this in the least. On D-Day this year Google celebrated drive-in theaters. In 2009 on D-Day, they memorialized Tetris.
The message did not single out PMAGs, but instead authorizes only the use of Army-issued aluminum magazines. The message offers little explanation for the new policy except to state that “Units are only authorized to use the Army-authorized magazines listed in the technical manuals.” Nor does it say what Army units should now do with the millions of dollars’ worth of PMAGs they’ve purchased over the years…
The decision has left combat troops puzzled, since the PMAG has an Army-approved national stock number, which allows units to order them through the Army supply system.
“This just follows a long line of the Army, and military in general, not listening to the troops about equipment and weaponry,” said one Army infantryman serving in Southwest Afghanistan, who asked not to be identified.
It’s no secret that many of the M16/M4 reliability issues are related to magazines. The green follower was introduced to help and then the newer tan followers were introduced after the infamous dust tests (where the M4 finished a very distant last) had over a quarter of M4 malfunctions related to green follower magazines.
Murdoc is unaware of any conclusive studies about the reliability of PMAGs or other third-party magazines compared to standard government mags, but the troops seem to love them. You know. The guys who count on their weapons to stay alive.
Murdoc predicts that this ban will be reversed shortly.
A county official driving a county government issued vehicle was arrested after being clocked for allegedly going more than 100 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone.
Prince George’s County police pulled County Councilwoman Karen Toles over along the Capital Beltway near Branch Avenue last week.
Tax dollars bought the vehicle and paid the councilwoman to speed. They paid the officer to let her get away with it.
The penalty: Fined $90 for an improper lane change.
Murdoc’s proposed penalty: Fire Karen Toles, fire the officer who stopped her, and demote officer’s direct superior.
Hmmm. I’m not at all convinced that the whole incident where that dad made a big old YouTube video of him shooting his daughter’s laptop after she badmouthed him and his wife on Facebook is genuine. And if it is, I’m not at all convinced that his approach was a good one.
Sure, everyone likes to high-five each other and yell “Take THAT, you whiny spoiled ungrateful kids!” But is that really good parenting? I’d have to know a whole lot more about the situation before I’d say it is.
Anyway, I just saw over on Dean’s World (in the comments) that the laptop he shot was PAID FOR BY THE DAUGHTER. So after all of his blah blah blah about how she can have another one when she can buy it herself, he shot one she bought herself.
That pretty much makes him a jerk in Murdoc’s humble opinion.
FWIW, I pretty much agree with most of Dean’s thinking on the subject.