Crap you should read Wednesday (10/5)

 

Fast and Furious Holder

Heads are starting to roll for the ridiculous disaster that was Operation Fast and Furious, and now it looks like the shit finally hit the Attorney General’s fan. House Republicans have called for a special counsel to investigate the AG, Eric Holder, because it appears he misled Congress during their initial inquiry back in May. Holder originally claimed he wasn’t really aware of the 2009 sting operation to sell a couple thousand “GPS tracked” guns to Mexican gangs until April 2011, but newly uncovered documents prove Holder was away of Operation Fast and Furious long before.

One letter One memo from July 2010 came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center from July 2010 and detailed the operation. Another letter detailing the Operation came from a ranking Republican Senator on the oversight committee dated January 2011. It also appears Holder received weekly briefings from the NDIC on the Operation starting no later than July 2010. That’s a far cry different than not hearing anything until April 2011, no?

Holder claims a misunderstaning of the initial question led to his mistaken reply. What a bunch of BS. While I’m not suggesting he had operational control, there is no way Holder was left in the dark about an Operation to funnel weapons into a neighboring ally already besieged by intense gang violence.

The way I see it, there are are two outcomes. First, Holder oversaw the Operation, and anyone who oversaw such an obvious cluster-fuck (the GPS trackers were bought from Radio Shack and had limited life; how long were they planning on tracking the guns for?) isn’t fit to run our nation’s Justice Department. On the other hand, if Holder really was briefed on the Operation so dangerous it could start a war with a neighboring ally, but forgot about it or failed to treat it like Priority #1, then he surely isn’t qualified to be the highest ranking legal officer in the land.

Either way, will the next Attorney General please stand up?

Read: House Republicans to Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on Fast and Furious — FoxNews.com

Read: Fast and Furious: GOP says Eric Holder is either incompetent or misleading Congress — ABCNews.Go.com

"Paul Walker never reads the scripts for Fast and Furious, I didn't think I had to either."

 

Trade War Made in China?

It’s no secret that the Chinese government is shady as hell. Shoot, they used to brag about it, but now like to pretend they’re communism with a conscience; like Google that runs censored searches.

Many have accused China of manipulating the value of the Yuan and intentionally keeping it down, rather than letting the free market decide. This type of behavior artificially keeps Chinese goods significantly cheaper, and competing with this obviously kills our exports. So now after years of the Chinese BS, Congress is proposing legislation to hit the Chinese with retaliatory tariffs and other trade punishments. China has already threatened a Trade War if such laws were passed, so now we have a nice little Asian Mexican Standoff. At least the Chinese over-reaction proves these aren’t silly, baseless allegations.

The initial Test Vote flew through the Senate 79-19, with Democrats almost all behind it. The White House hasn’t publicly supported a Chinese hand-slap yet, and many feel Obama won’t because of the state of the economy and the dangers that could result from a Trade War with a billion Chinese customers. House Speaker John Boehner has loudly come out against a Congressional action against China, but its always hard to tell if he’s actually being smart or just trying to do something to make Obama look like a putz.

I know the negative effect the currency manipulation has on our world, but is the United States Congress the proper jurisdiction to dictate the Financial Policy of another country? Does the United Nations actually do anything anymore?

Read: The Wrong Way to Deal with China — NYTimes.com

Read: Boehner says its Dangerous for Congress to punish China over Currency Fixing — Washington Times

Please, No Trade War!

 

Syria Threatens Tel-Aviv

Syria’s President Bashar Assad knows the end is near. He’s held onto his power the respectable way (with bloodshed and massacre), but the Middle East reforms have caught up to his dictatorship. Now he’s told the Turkish PM (who has shared it with the world) that if NATO strikes Syria like they did in Libya, then hell will be brought down on Israel.

“If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv…All these events will happen in three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack US warships in the Persian Gulf as American and European interests will be targeted simultaneously,”

These are some pretty serious threats. Even dumb-ass Qadddafi didn’t vomit such rhetoric. With such threats in hand, how has the rest of the world not brought down the diplomatic or military fire on Syria? When one country directly threatens innocent civilians of another, they should be immediately punished on the world stage. Assad has been killing his own people long enough and now he’s threatening harm to other countries; the fact that the UN and NATO haven’t already bombed the crap out of Assad is embarrassing.

Read: Syria Threatens Tel Aviv — YNetNews.com

"I'm not kidding. Call me Urban Meyer one more time and I'll bomb you too."

 

Sarah Palin

Lawyers from Baker Hostetler have been calling early primary states to find out deadlines for filing for the Presidential ballot. Would they do such a thing randomly, or perhaps on behalf of the only client on their list with campaign dreams…Sarah Palin? The former 2-year-and-quit Governor obviously wants to know exactly how long she can pretend to run for office and steal attention (she’s “not running” but drives around to campaign stops in a bus pained with a huge Constitution? Come on). But maybe the Presidency isn’t powerful enough for someone with big dreams like Sarah Palin…

“Is a title worth it? Does a title shackle a person? Are they someone like me who’s maverick? I do go rogue and I call it like I see it and I don’t mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively. Is a title and a campaign too shackle-y? Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country? That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”

Yes, the woman used the word “Shackle-y” when describing the most powerful office in the world. She thinks the office of President would limit the power she currently wields as an out-of-the-box maverick to affect positive change. You know, just like all the positive change she’s brought to the process so far. It’s also funny that she thinks of running for office as being beholden to handlers, donors and pundits…is that who she was beholden to while running Alaska? Is that who she planned to be beholden to as Vice President?

Is there really, a single, solitary person who still wants this woman to represent them on the world stage? Please, if you like this woman, email me and let me know. Then I can block you.

Read: Law Firm representing Sarah Palin reaches out to explore Presidential filing dates – Politico.com

Sarah  mistakenly busted out her Star of David necklace, but didn't realize until later the appearance was actually in front of a Juice Bar.   Â

 

Around the World in 2 Hours

Soon you might be able to travel anywhere in the world in under 2 hours. Michael Mol, the Dutch Formula One tycoon, announced that his company Space Expedition Curacao (SXC) is partnering with the Dutch airline, KLM, to launch suborbital flights to take tourists to their destinations in astoundingly short times. SXC already has its first spaceship, the Lynx, on the way, and the beauty of the ship is its reusable engine that will allow it fly 4 suborbital trips a day, and up to 5000 times on its one engine.

Mol says the SXC flights could be up and running by 2014. That might be two years after Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic aims to have his space-birds in the air, but Mol says his flights will be half the price of Branson’s thanks to the repeated launches.

Anywhere in the world in under 2 hours, huh? The Amazing Race just got more amazing.

Read: New Space Venture could bring every city on Earth within 2 hours travel — My Fox News

DING! You are now free to move around the planet

 

Bad Ass Chick of the Day

Illinois — Last September, Jimmy Mounts thought he was being funny when accepting $5 bets from anyone who thought they could take a punch in the face from a girl. John “Fatboy” Powell, an aspiring rapper, stepped up and paid the $5 to see if he could take a punch from Tiffany Startz. He couldn’t. Fatboy died.

Doctors say Powell died from brain hemorrhage from a burst artery in his neck; a result from blunt-force trauma to the face. Now Startz is on trial for felony charges of Reckless Conduct and Assault. In most states, an Assault is an unwanted touching. Here, the bet was made, so surely the punch was wanted. Plus, its not like Powell was misled into fighting a female UFC champ or something.

Mounts faced similar felonies, but already pleaded to lesser charges. Will Startz get off just as easy, or will she be the scapegoat for drunken idiocy? While its certainly not good that Powell died, at least he’s spared the embarrassment of being killed by a punch from a girl.

Read: Woman on trial for $5 bet that ended with someone dead — DailyMail.uk

Powell knew what he was getting into...unless of course he only saw her deceptive up-and-away Facebook pictureÂ

 

Stick Bombing

Damn it, how did someone not teach me Stick Bombing at some point of my childhood?

 

Look forward to Humpday

Wednesday sucks. Hopefully these will help you get over the Hump…

I'm just gonna post up here for a second....

"Sure, I'll take a cup of that...on the rocks."

Will Pedo Bear see me up here?

"Is this heaven?" Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "No. It's Highowa"

Can I vote Yoga Pants for President?

Have a Horn-y Humpday

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4 Comments

  1. these hump days are making me horny

    • Mission Accomplished then, Mr. AF

  2. Hey humpday photos, Imma let you finish but Katy Perry B-Day pics were some of the greatest pics of all times. All times!!!

    • If it wasn’t bordering on creepy already, I’d post Katy Perry pictures every day. Feel free to send me in your faves and I’ll make sure to pay them the homage they deserve…