kayshapero: highly amused looking seal (amused)
Apparently Marcus has asked this to be shared around, so I suspect that includes posting it in here:

The Battle Hymn of the Bowling Green Massacre
Marcus Bales•Sunday, 5 February 2017

No eyes have seen a massacre occur at Bowling Green
As non-existent soldiers met with students never seen
Where Kellyanne's imagination lit her silver screen
Her lies go marching on.

Dilatory allegory
Predatory oratory
Don't believe her lying story
Her lies go marching on.

Her fictional protesters faced her fancied fascist troops
Her tragic death-toll changed into a legendary 'Oops'
As all they did was wave their well-spelled signs in peaceful groups
Her lies go marching on.

Dilatory allegory
Predatory oratory
Don't believe her lying story
Her lies go marching on.

She said it went uncovered by reporters of the news
That stations pulled their on-air talent with their camera-crews
But worse, she's acting pouty that there's no deaths she can use.
Her lies go marching on.

Dilatory allegory
Predatory oratory
Don't believe her lying story
Her lies go marching on.

She has offered up her bullshit as if lying were a sport;
Each time she moves her lips she tells a tale that lacks support.
Is there no fact she won't traduce, no truth she won't distort?
Her lies go marching on.

Dilatory allegory
Predatory oratory
Don't believe her lying story
Her lies go marching on.

In the mists of ghostly silence such a massacre occurred
That its trumped-up date is celebrated by no deed nor word --
And to find that she’s not fired for this kind of shit's absurd.
Her lies go marching on.

Dilatory allegory
Predatory oratory
Don't believe her lying story
Her lies go marching on.
©2017 Marcus Bales
kayshapero: (HINABN)
First off, check out this article on the Panama Papers if you need some background on this.  Amongst the reams of data on offshore monetary sneakiness was some really pertinent stuff on the current (and probably about to be ex) PM of Iceland. As one might imagine, the population of same are understandably even MORE pissed after the endrun around the events of 2008.  So there was this rally in Reyjkavík, about one fifth of the population OF Reyjkavík in number (I daresay some came in from elsewhere in the country) in the central square outside the governmental buildings brandishing homemade signs telling him to quit, now, in most colorful terms, and tossing eggs and skyr (Icelandic equivalent of yogurt) and probably less mentionable items to make their point.  I can only say I wish them better luck this time... and wonder what fun we'll have when the folks digging through this trove get around to the US...  Yes, the author is the same Rei as the one with the great volcano reports last year... And there are photos. BOY are there photos.

Oh fungus - I'd have to quote a huge chunk of this so I'm not going to bother - here's the title, (and a representative photo) click on it and you'll get the whole enchilada.




Helvítis Fokking Fokk! Iceland reacts to the Panama Papers.


"Everyone showed up! So quit now!"
Credit: Benedict Jóhannesson
kayshapero: (Anansii)
My thanks to Medium for this:

Full Text of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Majority Decision Finding Same Sex Marriage Is Legal
Not quoting because it's way too long to put in here, but a good read.
kayshapero: Groo the Wanderer bouncing into A Fray!! (Groo)
It would appear that reality has a habit of turning up regardless of what you name foolish legislation, and cause and effect are alive and well.  Certainly Indiana's "religious freedom" act recently signed into law by their governor is doing so.  Namely losing them money to start with...  There's a nice article with a lot of interesting links on medum.com, here.  Go, have fun!
kayshapero: (CalicoCat)
I recall a saying from my old days in Fidonet: "Open mouth, insert foot, echo internationally."  Witness the recent foulup of a certain portion of the Senate..

Leave it to Al Jazzera to point out the most fundamental idiocy about all this:


The key element missing from the GOP Senators’ letter, however, is that the deal is not being negotiated between Iran and the United States; it is being negotiated between Iran and the P5+1 group, in which the U.S. is joined by Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. Even if the U.S. is the key player in that group, the deal being pursued reflects an international consensus — the same consensus that has made sanctions against Iran so effective.



You can find the rest of the article with a lot of interesting info about what the negotiations are about and what they are NOT here.

Senators, next time you feel like committing a social solecism in public, fart. It smells better and does less long term damage.
kayshapero: (CalicoCat)
Words fail me...

Jul 31, 2014 4:36PM ET / Politics

GOP Tells Obama to Ignore Congress One Day After Suing Him for Ignoring Congress
Russell Berman

On Wednesday, House Republicans sued President Obama for acting on his own without approval from Congress. On Thursday, House Republicans told President Obama he should act on his own to fix the border crisis.

The messaging whiplash resulted from Speaker John Boehner's failure – so far – to pass a Republican spending bill that would provide $659 million to help stem the child migrant crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a statement following the decision to abruptly scrap a vote on the measure, Boehner and his fellow GOP leaders tried to put the onus back on Obama, saying the president had the power to act unilaterally, "without the need for congressional action," to respond to the crisis.
(more)
kayshapero: Cheshire cat vanishes, ending with the grin (Cheshire)
On the one hand, the fact that The Onion is still around as an online magazine, despite dropping their print version suggests that the idea that they simply couldn't come up with weirder headlines than reality is providing these days was pretty much tongue-in-cheek. On the other, stuff like THIS turning up in the Washington Post and suchlike.. well, reality doesn't have to worry about verisimilitude, after all. :)

Rand Paul and Ken Cuccinelli accused of stealing NSA lawsuit

By Dana Milbank,
Washington Post

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been caught using purloined passages in several of his speeches. Now the aspiring presidential candidate stands accused of filing a lawsuit stolen from its author. (more)

Just go ahead and click on the link - I'd have to quote most of the article to properly explain this. Have fun!

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