Wednesday, March 11, 2015

So Obama goes to heaven ...

Res Ipsa Loquitur        


Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barack Obama meets a man with a beard. "Are you Mohammed?" he asks. "No, My Son, I am St. Peter; Mohammed is higher up." Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds.

Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than St. Peter, Obama climbs the ladder in great strides, ascends up through the clouds and comes into a room where he meets another bearded man. He asks again, "Are you Mohammed?" "Why, No", the man answers, "I am Moses; Mohammed is higher still."

Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy,  he climbs the ladder yet again, he discovers a larger room where he meets an angelic looking man with a beard. Full of hope, he asks again, "Are you Mohammed?" "No, I am Jesus, the will find Mohammed higher up."

Mohammed higher than Jesus! Man, oh Man! Obama can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs ever higher. Once again, he reaches an even larger room where he meets this truly magnificent looking man with a silver white beard, and once again repeats his question:

"Are you Mohammed?" he gasps, as he is by now totally out of breath from all his climbing.

"No, My Son.... I am Almighty God, the Alpha and the Omega. But you look exhausted. Would you like a cup of coffee?"
Obama says, “Yes, please”! God looks behind him, claps his hands and yells out:

"Hey Mohammed - two coffees!"

The stu and skoonj show (via comments pages of American Thinker)


Scam Central

What's Worse Than The IRSchutzstaffe?
A Russian Scam IRSchutzstaffe*

So, we saw Algonquin J. Calhoun, CPA yesterday to get our 2014 taxes finalized.  About three hours ago our phone rings and the message is from the IRS stating that they are levying a tax lien against us for failure to pay, and everything we have is forfiet.  Please press* now.  Since I didn't listen live I could not press *, nor would I because the IRS NEVER EVER contacts customers via telephone.  There is little doubt that what triggered this call was  Calhoun e-Filing our return.  He told us that he has to tweak his computer every day to thwart hackers who are able to glean name and phone numbers from e-Files, so we were forewarned.  My question still is, if they can tweak the transmission to get name and phone number, what's to stop them from getting the whole kit?  Watch your bank accounts carefully.

* I say Russian scam, because they are responsible for a goodly share of criminal spammery. 



Taking tips from some of y'all I decided to give  BBC's LUTHER a try after we ran out of streaming Broadchurch*.   I have no shame when it comes to naming something the best ever, so I will do it again.  This is the best series ever.   Here's the categories that LUTHER excels in:

  • Best psychopathic villainy ever in a continuing series.  I mean skin crawl creepy.  One of them, Alice, who is introduced in episode one, killed her parents and their dog, and successfully matches wits with Luther.  As the series progresses Alice more or less takes on the roll of White Collar's man Mozzy.  A Fixer.   I have to admit that straightaway I am way drawn to Alice, creepiness and all.
  • Best television script iconoclasticism, so to speak. By that I mean that us viewers have over the years come to anticipate and accept certain script formulae.  Like, you do not begin a television series called Luther, and then kill Luther in the first episode.  They did not do that here, but one gets the impression someone brought it up at a writers meeting.  Nothing is sacred.  Nothing.
I see that FOX is/has adapted this to an American version.  Without seeing it, I feel quite comfortable saying it sucks.

  We watched epiode one of the new series, reputed to be horrible, and found it not.

Treason wears two hats

Some Real Corkers

More Failure Theater from the GOP


Not every Senate Republican signed on to Sen. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR)82%’s extraordinary letter to Iran’s leaders, and several of those who didn’t are fuming about the freshman senator’s Monday-morning foray into nuclear diplomacy.
Some of the seven dissenters told POLITICO they have doubts about Cotton’s move, saying there are more effective means to force President Barack Obama to address Congress’ concerns about the deal.
With Republicans needing significant Democratic support to achieve their goal of derailing the talks — or at least altering the emerging deal — some senators said Cotton’s effort could backfire by injecting excessive partisanship into the debate over how best to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman  said he was approached to sign the letter by Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, but he concluded it might set back his ultimate goal: veto-proof support for a bill he has sponsored requiring a congressional vote to approve or reject an Iran deal.
This is simply Failure Theater by a handful of GOP senators who are devoid of honor, courage, self-respect and respect for their fellow Americans. The fact that Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)48% can even contemplate that the votes can be put together to override an Obama veto of a bill requiring Congressional oversight shows that Corker is either a complete moron (and this is by no means a wild flight of imagination) or that he thinks the Democrats would be happy to see America nuked by Iran because someone was all meany-pants to Barack Obama (again, based on what  ... [ More Failure Theater from the GOP cont]

This is just great.  While Corker and the McConnellettes were blathering on about the supposed apostasy of  Cottontail Republicans, guess what?

Forty-seven United States Senators did what desperately needed to be done.
They sent a letter to the hardline Islamic radicals who run Iran — and let’s not fool ourselves, the only difference between Iranian hardliners and Iranian moderates involves beard length — informing them that the deal they are about to cut with Obama is simply not going to be approved by the Senate. The White House went into internet-troll mode, which seems to be its default position these days.
All of which prompted:
  •  The White House went into internet-troll mode, which seems to be its default position these days:
  • Joe Biden took precious time off from groping women guest to render his judgment:
  • With the White House’s instigation, the left went bat***t crazy. Howard Dean, the left’s answer to  ...
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