ITEM: How better to mark (so to speak) the return of MWN than with the story of State Rep Jessica Farrar of Texas, party you'll soon be able to guess. Her obsession is being pro-choice (see? I told you it would be easy), and that means she's hopelessly hooked to the philosophy of "my body, my choice", and never looks over her shoulder at the human once-life behind her in the trash can. Since the whole thing is MBMC to her, it is not surprising her next "logical" step. A bill (which admittedly she doesn't expect to be seriously considered) follows this trail: If women are to be faced with all these horrible regulations (like her abortionist actually being a QUALIFIED doctor with hospital admitting rights, etc), then a MAN's part of the "oops, I've reproduced" process should also be regulated. Thus, she demands that a man have to take classes prior to getting ED medicine, vasectomies, or a colonoscopy (?). She also thinks a man should be fined $100 for masturbating (that alone would balance the budget faster than Trump can say, "Build that wall"), and doctors should have the right to refuse to do elective vasectomies and colonoscopies (again, ?) on "religious or moral grounds".
|"Why colonoscopies? It's an LGBT thing..."|
Proving once again there is no depth of stupidity you can reach if you just ignore that nasty problem of respect for human life.
ITEM: In the ill-named city of Usuki, Japan, one Takashi Yamanouchi was arrested after being discovered living above a park's public restroom building.
He was discovered by an electrician making repairs, and apparently moved in after a previous "occupant" moved out.
He's thought to have accessed the relatively spacious loft space by climbing on top of the toilet stalls and squeezing through a maintenance hatch. A local authority employee who accompanied police said that the squat was "neat and tidy" with a gas stove, electric heater and clothing.
But MY problem with the whole thing was the part that came next...
The only blot on the unwelcome lodger's copybook was 500 plastic bottles which appeared to be full of urine, police say.
You live above toilets, dude. You couldn't at least just "hang it out"?
ITEM: This next story isn't bizarre on its own, but....
Parents in Zimbabwe who cannot afford school fees can offer livestock such as goats or sheep as payment, a government minister has said.
My deal here is that certain of my FB friends would no doubt respond to this with a meme showing an ISIS fighter and a goat or camel, saying, "That's no fee- that's my WIFE!"
ITEM: I had to laugh at the story of a feud developing between hard rock conservative Ted Nugent and com-symp leftist David Crosby. Apparently one of the many thousands of hollywood types that can't stand someone having an opinion other than their own, Crosby greeted a picture of Nugent meeting President Trump in the White House with the tweet, “pair of “a--holes.”
Nugent, on the radio, returned fire in a much kinder, more respectful way:
“David Crosby, he’s kind of a lost soul, and he’s done so much substance abuse throughout his life that his logic meter is gone,” Nugent said during the chat. “His reasoning and his depth of understanding is pretty much gone, so it doesn’t surprise me, I feel quite sad for the guy.”
And in true far-gone-left style, Crosby refuted the claim:
“Nugent is a brainless twit ....I can out think him without even trying hard.”
Well, yeah, because you would go to CNN or MSNBC to get the latest liberal sound bite to reply with. Unless you're having trouble spelling MSNBC or CNN, that wouldn't be hard at all.
|"Yeah, well... how many times did it take YOU to spell MSNBC?"|
Um, twice, because I forgot to keep my finger on the shift key for the SNBC part.
ITEM: Finally, it seems the Russians have been fiddling with another foreign election. Sunday, Emmanuel Macron was the leading vote getter in the first round of elections in France, and the center-left candidate, who beat 10 challengers (including one guy described as a "follower of conspiracy theorist Lyndon Larouche", and another who was a worker at a Ford plant who was fed up with politicians) will face far-right Marine Le Pen in the May 7 run-off. But he was NOT the favorite of official Russia, it would seem... From a Moscow Times op-ed:
But the sad reality is that, during the campaign, Moscow did not exactly hide its preferences among the candidates, and Macron was definitely not one of them.
In fact, Russian media in both France and Russia attempted to assassinate Macron’s character. Richard Ferrand, secretary-general of Macron's En Marche party, claimed in February that Russian state-controlled media Russia Today and Sputnik had spread false reports with the aim of swinging public opinion against Macron. The campaign also accused Russia of hacking its computer network.
In early April, Sputnik even published a story suggesting that Macron was “a U.S. agent” and possibly “acting in the interests of the U.S. financial market in France.”
Moscow’s effort to use a social media campaign and a deluge of fake news to slow Macron’s surge in the polls since January has created bad blood between Russia and the likely French leader. Meanwhile, the Kremlin denied it was behind the campaign to discredit Macron.
My question is, why didn't they just HACK the Macron campaign?
|"Simple, you idiot. I don't have internet security through the DNC..."|