Idiot’s Corner

…an insane day.

This photo taken off of Drudge this AM is a file photo from either last year or one year past that. But it makes no difference for it does capture the crassness of Americans on this darkest Friday of the year, Black Friday.
Given the absolute inanity of TV venue and nightly Network Fable shows that purport to be news why would anyone risk life and limb in a fight for a big screen TV? And on revolving credit, how many can afford the damn thing. Finally, by the time they pay it off, (if they do) the new and improved model is on the shelves in a couple of months.

Remember t’is the season to be Jolly
with fisticuffs, guns, bandages and holly.
Stuffed with turkey, ham and alcohol,
off we trundle to shop the mall.
to join in the push, shove, squawk and yell,
over items stores last year couldn’t sell.
All the thumps, pokes and bruises proved folly,
remember t’is the season to be jolly.

One shot outside mall, brawls shut down another on Black Friday

One person was shot outside a Missouri mall as swarms of shoppers looking for Black Friday deals saw chaos pop up throughout the country.

An unidentified 19-year-old received life-threatening injuries after being shot in the parking lot of a center in the college town of Columbia late Thursday night, according to KMIZ.

It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting at the mall, which was open until midnight on Thanksgiving as would-be savers began looking for deals before the unofficial commercial holiday began.

One person was shot outside a Missouri mall as swarms of shoppers looking for Black Friday deals saw chaos pop up throughout the country.

An unidentified 19-year-old received life-threatening injuries after being shot in the parking lot of a center in the college town of Columbia late Thursday night, according to KMIZ.

It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting at the mall, which was open until midnight on Thanksgiving as would-be savers began looking for deals before the unofficial commercial holiday began. [snip]

Then there was this lovely gathering of bonhomie and frivolity at this mall in Alabama which resulted in the mall being closed. The Mau Mau uprisings had no comparison in violence to these shoppers. There are videos at the site for your ‘viewing’ pleasure.

Huge Black Friday brawl inside mall as ‘shopper throws shoe which hits baby’ and women wrestle on floor

Footage shows women punching and kicking each other as police try to break them apart before the entire mall is shut down

Black Friday shoppers got into a huge brawl at a shopping mall as wild footage shows women wrestling on the floor and being handcuffed by police.

Women were seen punching and kicking each other, while one allegedly threw a shoe that hit a baby.

There were scenes of chaos as the women brawled and police and staff struggled to break them apart.

Stunned witnesses laughed and recorded video on their mobile phones as police ordered them to leave the store.

The mall in the US state of Alabama had to be shut down early after multiple fights were reported, while a shooting left one person critically injured at a mall in Missouri as Black Friday shoppers showed up looking for deals.

A number of women were arrested during the brawl inside a shop at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover, Alabama. [snip]

The fight broke out late Thursday night – Thanksgiving Day in the US – as malls opened early for Black Friday sales.

A Fox 6 news producer wrote on Facebook that a witness reported seeing a shoe hit a baby after it was thrown over a railing at the clothing shop Buckle.

One shopper wrote: “My cousin and her family was there in lockdown at Build-a-bear. Soooo scary!”

Another added: “Who takes a baby to Black Friday!!!!” [snip]

Local officials said one person was treated at the scene for minor injuries suffered during a fight.

Police said the fights were “of a personal nature” and not over sales.

The mall had opened at 6pm but was forced to shut just after 11pm due to fights. [snip]

Remember t’is the season to be Jolly
with fisticuffs, guns, bandages and holly.
Stuffed with turkey, ham and alcohol,
off we trundle to shop at the mall.
to join in the push, shove, squawk and yell,
over items stores last year couldn’t sell.
All the pokes, bruises proved to be folly,
remember t’is the season to be jolly.

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Infusing Socialism

100 years of blood and death

Given the history of Communism/Socialism and the constant show of fails today, how can anyone still espouse this as a viable form of governance escapes sane people. Only those with an psychotic desire to control society follow this path. They attract acolytes with borderline personalities incapable of discerning reality.

Communism’s Bloody Century

In the 100 years since Lenin’s coup in Russia, the ideology devoted to abolishing markets and private property has left a long, murderous trail of destruction

A century ago this week, communism took over the Russian empire, the world’s largest state at the time. Leftist movements of various sorts had been common in European politics long before the revolution of Oct. 25, 1917 (which became Nov. 7 in the reformed Russian calendar), but Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks were different. They were not merely fanatical in their convictions but flexible in their tactics—and fortunate in their opponents. [snip]

The balance of this article is behind a paywall. I shall not give the American media a plug nickle for any scribbling. You can find this history on the web but all one has to do is read what is happening in Venezuela for a repetition of the last Century.

Death by Sanctuary

You wouldn’t keep a Black Mama or a rabid animal in your home, would you? Perhaps if you’re a Lefty fool, you might give them sanctuary in your home. Why not, you have a proven mental deficiency which is exhibited on a daily basis.

Four examples of what happens when jurisdictions don’t cooperate with ICE

“Sanctuary” policies haven’t kept federal immigration authorities from doing their job, but there have been numerous cases of local jurisdictions refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests.

In some cases, those released have been charged with murder and other crimes.

Sanctuary jurisdictions are cities or counties that have formal policies that prohibit local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. [snip]

Sanctuary jurisdictions are cities or counties that have formal policies that prohibit local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. [snip]

Major sweep

In late September, ICE announced 498 individuals had been arrested from 42 countries across the United States over a four-day period.

“Operation ‘Safe City’ focused on cities and regions where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not honored,” a press release from ICE said.

The operation took place across 10 jurisdictions, with 100, or nearly 20 percent, of the arrests in Los Angeles alone.

According to ICE, some of the offenses included:

In Baltimore, a citizen of El Salvador who entered the U.S. illegally on a fraudulent passport, and was previously charged with attempted murder/conspiracy to commit murder and convicted of first-degree assault. She was previously released from local custody before ICE could assume custody.

· In Boston, a citizen of India who entered the U.S. illegally and who was convicted of indecent assault/battery on a person over 14 and was required to register as a sex offender.

· In Denver, a citizen of Guatemala with lawful permanent legal status who was previously convicted of felony menacing, six DUIs, child abuse, assault, and domestic violence harassment.

· In New York, a citizen of Ecuador with lawful permanent resident status who was previously charged with sexual abuse of a minor and convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, and convicted of sexual abuse of a minor under 14. He was previously released from local custody before ICE could assume custody.

· In San Jose, California, a citizen of Mexico who entered the U.S. on a visa and overstayed that visa for more than 10 years. He was previously convicted of felony possession and purchase of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and felony child cruelty with the possibility of injury or death. He was previously released from local custody before ICE could assume custody.

Big Spenders

The SJW prove once more their business ideas aren’t worth a tinker’s damn.

Fair Wage’ Boston Pizza Joint Closing Up Shop

Shh! Don’t tell Bernie Sanders, but according to this example, and pretty much every other example in history, socialism doesn’t work.

A popular pizza restaurant in Boston announced on Wednesday that it will have to close its doors at the end of the year, because their experiment of giving all of their employees a “fair wage” made the business insolvent.

“I don’t think anyone is looking at it as a failure,” Luther Pinckney, a team leader at Dudley Dough told the Boston Globe. “It’s an experiment, and some very good things came out of that, such as skill-building for staff and being in this building at this time of gentrification and change in this community.”

If the business isn’t going to be open anymore, then it was a failure. While it’s good that they helped build skillsets for their employees, but because of their “experiment,” the employees with these new skills are out of a job entirely. [snip]

What the Haley House was trying to do with Dudley Dough is admirable, but in order to continue to help people you have to also try and educate people that a typically minimum wage job isn’t meant to support a family. Minimum wage jobs were supposed to help young people enter the workforce. You’re supposed to give people equal opportunities, not equal outcomes.

Socialist ideas, when put into practice, never work. The idea of some kind of utopia is a nice one for those that actually want to help people. But, if it never works, then why keep trying it?

That’s the definition of insanity.

Oh hell, why not tell Bernie. It’s about time somebody wakes up that fool to the realities of life.

Mental Defectives

DOOR-ASS-BANG!

And take Hillary with you. Be careful the door knob doesn’t hit you in the small of the back.

There is a translation of Pelosi’s speech at the bottom of this post.

Pelosi face spasms mar speech; Utters gibberish, confuses ‘trillions’ and ‘billions’

What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi?

During her weekly press conference on Thursday, the House Minority Leader was seen stumbling over words, uttering gibberish, staring blankly at reporters, and on at least two occasions, suffering from face spasms. [snip]

“What an event-filled morning has been,” Pelosi began, botching her opening line.

It went downhill from there.

“Really one that, uh, marks a transf— for—” she said, before staring at reporters barely 10 seconds into the appearance, and finally saying, “transformative moment…”

Moments later, she confused “trillions” and “billions.” [snip]

No wonder the federal government is spending so wildly when leaders can’t tell a number that has 9 zeros from one that has 12.

“This is about the American people and how policy here affects them,” she said. After staring and murmuring something softly, she blurted out “low,” before continuing, “instead let’s go to the table…”

Answering a reporter’s question, she started by uttering gibberish, before recovering and saying, “We’re here for the American people…”

Seconds later, she said, “Education being essential. Education, by the way, being any money being spent on education that—” she said before stopping and staring at reporters, and continuing.

Pelosi suffered another facial spasm when she attempted to say “declaring an emergency.”

Suffering an apparent brain freeze, Pelosi said, “House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans and the White House, as to uh— what— when that will happen,” blurting it out.

Moments later, she struggled to say “continuing.”

“It has to happen soon so that we can have it done, uh, by the um— the end of the— con— ca— uh, the continuing resolution,” she finally said.

Is it any wonder more Democrats are calling for new leadership?

For all you alte kackers out there, like me perhaps you remember a puppet named Heeba Geeba. He was the essence of eloquence compared to her.
Now if you wish a translation of Pelosi speech, here it is.

Certified Loonies

Meet your Representatives!

If this doesn’t convince you that you need to vote new people into office, then there is no hope for change.