Posts Tagged ‘WTF’
Time for Life Lock?
According to Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs, the data wasn’t exposed by a hacker or a group of vigilante scriptkiddiesâ€”it ended up on a state-controlled public server after having been passed around between various state agencies. The data came from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Employees Retirement System of Texas, all of whom transferred the unencrypted data (against state policy) between January and May of 2010. The information was only discovered on the public server on March 31, 2011, meaning it has been available for almost a year.
Really? A YEAR?
That was close. Glad they jumped right on it.
I thought the gubment storing all that personal data was supposed to be a good thing. I guess if your a malcontent and you know where to look, it is.
Stay secretive, my friends.
The Arkansas town of Beebe witnessed an extraordinary sight on New Years Eve as thousands of birds dropped from the sky dead. Now just 125 miles from that strange occurrence 100,000 fish have been found dead in the Arkansas River…
…A tugboat captain first noticed the fish on Thursday and now wildlife officials are trying to ascertain what killed the fish…
…Some biologists believe fireworks or the weather may have caused stress-related death for the birds and donâ€™t believe the fish kill is linked to the mass bird death…
Hmmm… 125 miles between the fish and the birds. I’m no rocket scientist but, I think a bird, or 5000 of them, could have easily eaten some dead fish on Wednesday or Thursday and flown 125 miles before they died the following Friday. My guess is whatever parasite or disease or death ray that killed those fish killed the birds as well. A scary scenario.
Is there some kind of secret laboratory up there in the Ozarks going about some clandestine research?
Where did the Clinton’s spend their recent holiday?
The fish were first discovered on Thursday. Why are we just now hearing about the fish if that was the first occurrence? Was someone or some agency suppressing the fish story? Something smells…
Not to be left out of the UFO controversy, here’s video of the El Paso UFO’s from 10/18.
CBS posted this video of a similar triangle pattern from New York on 10/13/10. They disabled the embedding so, here is a news story that shows some shorter length footage.
What do you think? Balloons? Aliens? Distraction? War of the Worlds?
Isn’t there a new space invaders movie coming out in a few weeks?
Color me skeptical.
UPDATE: UFO mystery solved? Maybe for New York, but what about El Paso? And how to explain the recurring triangle pattern? Three points are by definition, a triangle. Is it mere coincidence that the pattern repeats in El Paso?
Maybe Mythbusters should call in Obama for another episode.
then commences to whine about our supposed human rights violations, which, if there are any at all, are the direct result of progressive/socialist policies.
If we are to take this one step further we could liken Obama’s lawsuit against Arizona and the subsequent report to the UN as a drug pusher who whines to his addicted flock about not being able to stop selling them dope, all the while enjoying the lavish perks of the income.
As Peter Wehner says in his article “How Obama Sees America”
It is also evidence of a particular cast of mind, one that is eager to undermine Americaâ€™s moral standing in the world. That has been a consistent effort by the current administration. We have seen if from the president, who seems to take special delight in denigrating our country before the rest of the world, and those such as Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner, who went out of his way to assure us that in discussions with China about human rights, the Arizona law against illegal immigration was brought up â€œup early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.â€
If the apologist in chief were to enforce the laws on the books we would have far less of a problem to deal with. But we know that’s not about to happen.
As The Heritage Foundation points out, the Universal Periodic Review is nothing more than a ham-handed praise fest for all of the human rights abusers to pat themselves on the back, and by joining the farcical circle-jerk, Obama has given the United States her first day in the barrel.Â Â ~ Umm, well, I was paraphrasing a bit there.
Again, how UN-American of you, Obummer.
UPDATE: Linked at TCOTS. Thanks General!
Have you heard of this? Some students were asked to stop singing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial. I almost didn’t believe it. Almost. So I did a quick BING search and found this at First Patriots:
â€œAs YAF participant, Sean Balcomb said of the incident, â€œI didnâ€™t know there was a volume limit for our national anthem at a national monument, especially on such an important day in our great nationâ€™s history.â€
First Patriots pointed me to this at The Young Americans Foundation
Last Friday night, students attending Young Americaâ€™s Foundationâ€™s High School Leadership Conference were in for quite the shock when they were asked by security to stop singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
I can’t tell you how proud of these young people I am right now. God Bless these young patriots.
They give me real hope in America.
Where did I put those noisemakers and funny hats?
Hmmm, the New Year’s supplies are packed away. Guess I’ll just drink a beer and smoke a cigar. Oh, that’s right, I quit smoking.
Speaking of smoking, thanks, toots, you are smoking.
Some would ask, “‘Bot, what’s your secret?” The answer is, it is a secret, even unto me, for I haven’t a clue as to their algorithm. Still, it is kind-of cool. Whatever I’m doing, Technorati seems to like it, so, we’ll keep doing whatever that is.
I know there are blogs out there that get huge amounts of traffic compared to my little smidgen of the web, sometimes they throw links my way. That is really the biggest factor, in my estimation.
So, with that in mind, I go back to what R.S. McCain, of The Other McCainÂ would call “Shameless Blog-whoring.”
Have fun with what’s left of your weekend folks.
A top-ranking official in Hamas said Friday that the terror group is holding talks with the Obama Administration. They want to keep the meetings secret for fear it would rouse the Jewish lobby in the United States.
This will not end well.
Hope and change. Hope and change. *blech*
H/T Amusing Bunni on FB.
A couple of items you should know about in the WTF category.
While I was doing the T-Shirt post, I ran across an article at Pamella Geller’s site, Atlas Shrugs, about some Christians jailed for talking to Muslims! in Michigan! This is Sharia law being practiced in Free Speech America and we cannot let it stand.
Also, I received an email from Human Events yesterday alerting me to the same Christian evangelists plight.
Here is part of the email:
Jailed for Jesus in America…Michigan police arrestÂ Christians for talking to Muslims
Four Christians were arrested and jailed for talking to Muslims about Jesus, by order of police chief Ronald Haddad of Dearborn Michigan, who defended the arrests one week after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered those same police to let Christian evangelist George Saieg preach openly at a Muslim festival there.
The email also contained this link and explanation:
PLEASE SELECT HERE TO SIGN PETITION (and we’ll fax it to 535 Congressmen), DEMANDING FBI INVESTIGATE POLICE CORRUPTION IN DEARBORN MICHIGAN Â (or just watch video and send a free email to Dearborn Mayor and Police Chief.)
The second item I want to alert you to is the new legislation being hammered out in the Congress that will, in effect, allow more government seizure of private companies, industry, or something. The lawmakers are once again chanting the mantra of “We’ve got to pass it so we can find out what is in it.”
I can hear the monks now…
Jamie Jeffords has a short piece on it with some other links:
I’ve heard of someone “Giving you the business” but this is getting bass-ackwardÂ ridiculous.
It’s being reported that 17 Afghan soldiers here for training are loose in the US, and have been for about 2 years or less and we are just now hearing of it. The reports are somewhat vague as to the duration of individual cases although I might infer that they have been filtering out into the population in small numbers.
Some are questioning why the reports are only being released now. Fox News quotes an unnamed senior law enforcement official:
“Although we are vigilant and need to work toward not allowing this to happen,” the official said, this alert should “not necessarily” be described as “a national security threat, more of a ‘hey these guys violated our laws and we need to find them.'”
OK sport, maybe you could look for about 12 million or so illegal immigrants while you’re at it. Both cases are quite similar with the exception that we transported these possible terrorists here at taxpayer expense. I hear we have some neat new detention facilities in which to house these guys, should they ever be caught. They could learn basket weaving with the rest ofÂ ’em.
I can tell you the first place I would look for these guys, it’s a place that they would fit right in, never to be noticed.
The Obama Administration.
Glenn Beck sent out an email on it earlier today and Fox also has some info, including the names and Memeorandum has more info along with Scared Monkeys, The Jawa Report, Weasel Zippers, Confederate Yankee, Atlas Shrugs, Liberty Pundits Blog, Patterico’s Pontifications and And So it Goes in Shreveport
Another question, why don’t they post the photos? Are they afraid someone might recognize one of them? Am I supposed to go up to random Afghan looking dude and ask “Hey, aren’t you… *picks out random name from list* Mohammad Nasim Fateh Zada, born 12/4/1966?” I can’t even pronounce it. Besides, that would be racial profiling, wouldn’t it?
As Obi’s Sister says, “What could go wrong?”
WTF! Every day this country looks more and more like a clip from a Saturday Night Live skit. What kind of bizzaro world is it where a criminal gets better treatment in a detention center than in the country from whence they came?
Overall, the facilities are expected to be less prison-like, offering freer movement for detainees, fewer pat downs and better access to legal resources. The agreement calls for fresh vegetables and access to self-serve beverages along with cooking and exercise classes, according to a list released by ICE.
CCA will soften “the look for the facility with hanging plants, flower baskets, new paint colors, different bedding and furniture” and allow lengthy visits from friends and family who can provide outside packages or food for special celebrations under changes to be made over the next six months.
Hey, GREAT NEWS! Now we can bring Uncle Carlos that birthday cake he’s been asking for, except now we won’t have to put a file in it. We’ll just hand it to him along with the knife, gun and keys to the stolen car we left down the road!
Then the family arrives at the facility to find that it’s improved so much, they want to move in! “Arrest me! Arrest me!”
I tell you what, my house could stand some new drapes and a coat of paint too. You think I might could “detain” some of those aliens for you? On second thought, I retract.
Wait, it gets better:
ICE Director John Morton announced last year that the agency would make detention facilities less prison-like because immigrant detainees are being held on civil immigration charges, not criminal offenses…
Yes, you read that correctly. More language calisthenics from the apologists in ICE. Being illegal is not considered criminal. Question: “Hey, Mr. Morton Moron, what part of illegal don’t you understand?”
Representatives of the detention officers union sound to me like the only ones with their collective heads out of their arses.
“It’s absolutely insane, the changes they’re making,” said Chris Crane, president of AFGE Council 118/ICE, the union that represents 7,000 ICE officers but not the contractors. “It just makes for an absolutely unsafe environment, not only for the detainees, but for the officers.”
He contends that many detainees could be drug dealers or gang members – even if they haven’t been convicted.
How about instead of spending money painting and otherwise sprucing up the prison and teaching them the fine art of basket weaving, we deport the river swimming, fence jumping, desert crossing law breaking criminals. What do these brain surgeons in ICE think this is going to do to deter future illegals from coming here in the first place?!
I’ll tell you what.
All it is, is more chaos and subjugation heaped upon the backs of the American people.
Had enough yet?