History happens all the time

Here’s a cumulative list of stories from Drudge over the past couple of days. The most important: Obama Popularity Hits Low in Poll After Prisoner Exchange. He’s fallen to 44%. That is, if there were an election, he would win in a walk tomorrow. Meanwhile . . .

From the Middle East:

Washington Watches As Iraq Speeds Toward Disaster…
‘Mass beheadings’ by al-Qaeda forces in Mosul and Tikrit…
Governemt on brink of collapse…
Refugees flee tide of terror…
Turkey calls for emergency NATO meeting…
Militants Sweeping Toward Baghdad…
U.S. Embassy Prepares for Possible Evacuation…
Jihadis Become World’s Richest Terror Outfit after Looting Bank for $429 million…
SPIRAL: Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq city…
Surprise Assault…
Arms windfall for insurgents…
Jihadis Become World’s Richest Terror Outfit after Looting Bank for $429m…
Terrified residents flee…
Maliki offers weapons to citizens willing to fight…
White House Struggles With Naming Foreign Policy Achievements…

On the border.

‘FREE PASS’…
EX-BORDER AGENTS: IMMIGRANT FLOOD ‘ORCHESTRATED’…
Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegals To Hurricane Katrina…
Arpaio Worries Of Disease Being Brought Into USA…
Illegals flagging down border patrol to gain entry…
Central American newspapers tout Obama amnesty…
DANGER: CONDITIONS DETERIORATE AT AZ SHELTER…
Widespread sexual activity…
Issa: ‘Flood Going To Mean Children Dying’…
Border Agent Issues Plea for Help…
PAPER: Influx ‘threatens to transform nation’…
‘Vast swaths’ of border unprotected, cartels ‘in control’…
Homeland Security chief: ‘Problem’…
Illegals flagging down border patrol to gain entry to USA…
Central American newspapers tout Obama amnesty program…
CONDITIONS DETERIORATE AT AZ SHELTER…
Chicken pox, staph infection fears…
Widespread sexual activity…
Feds violating child abuse laws?
Valerie Jarrett in secret meetings with activists…
PAPER: Influx ‘threatens to transform nation’…
Homeland Security chief: ‘Problem’…

Is there perhaps at least a chance that things might change?

DC ROCKED: CANTOR LOSES PRIMARY…
SALON: Drudge and the right’s frenzied paranoia…
MAG: Immigration Reform Will Go Down With Cantor…
Todd: Children Flooding Border Sealed fate…
White House Spins: It Wasn’t Immigration…
GOP Leadership in ‘chaos’…
Meet The Candidate Who Beat Top Republican…
‘Miracle From God’…
Press Conference…
‘Tea Party’ no help…

Change? Forget it. The President to come.

HILLARY: Taliban 5 ‘Not a Threat to the United States’…
Backtracks From ‘Dead Broke’ Comments…
‘I Fully Appreciate How Hard Life Is For So Many’…
Diane Sawyer destroys on Benghazi…
POLL: Popularity slips…
CLINTONHEADS SPEND NIGHT ON STREET FOR BOOK SIGNING…
Rules: ‘NO Posed Photography With Author’…
‘Media Mutiny’ After Press Barred…
HOLDS AT #2 ON AMAZON?
PRICE SLASHED…
Outside groups go to war…
Huma back by her side…

Huma back by her side – the news just gets better and better.

As for the economy, same as ever; nothing new to report.

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284 Responses to History happens all the time

  1. Henry Waxman is a loony warmist from the Democrat Party. If he had any impact on voting trends, he would frighten people to vote Republican.

    Are you kidding? Fair Dinkum? Like for real man?
    Read what I typed (see if you notice anything you may have missed):

    these Henry Waxman looking fringe lunatic christian fundys are very scary.

  2. Grant B

    Robert Blair – “I’m off for a Glenmorangie”

    Thank Christ for that. Apart from being a crashing bore/boor, I thought you’d also be a fucking wowser as well

  3. Heck no, not a wowser at all. In fact he likes to be in a bar that is tended by a “nice chap”.

  4. calli

    Grant B…all of us Christians are crashing boors…but wowsers we ain’t.

    I leave that epithet to the Stalinist Nannies…

  5. Aristogeiton

    Steve at the Pub
    #1344612, posted on June 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm
    Heck no, not a wowser at all. In fact he likes to be in a bar that is tended by a “nice chap”.

    I think he meant (meaned?) to say, “A nice guy in chaps”.

  6. Did the Christian “someone” you refer to actually say they will support the stoning of homosexuals? Genuine question.

    Irrelevant, Gab, when the dude in question proved himself to be entirely unelectable. And yet Yobbo still extrapolated that lots of Republicans agree with the stoning comments.

  7. Grant B

    Aristogeiton – “A nice guy in chaps”

    Are we talking about leather leggings here or are you suggesting something else?

  8. Tel

    Then he goes on to claim that if we don’t start killing off homosexuals that God may send a series of “calamities” to nations who do not. So, in other words, every time there is a natural disaster, Esk has given himself the right to claim that it’s because we don’t follow an Old Testament Bible verse and stone gays and lesbians to death.

    The fundamentalists blame the gays, while the Progressives blame SUVs, neither of them particularly bright. Sadly, between them there’s a good fraction of the voters.

  9. Tequila is one drink I cannot stand. I’d not tasted it until last year. Just the stench of it was enough for me. Though I’d only ever smelt it once, years before.

    You’ve been spoilt, Steve. The Chinese have this spirit that smells and tastes like something you’d clean the car engine with. That was the only drink i could not keep down. Just think of Saki that had been put through one of those storage dams at those rare earth mines and you’d be getting in the ball park.

    Seriously, even the Beer Whisperer won’t drink it.

  10. wreckage

    The last Fundamentalist Christian word on stoning is:

    “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”

    Some guy said it, probably not someone those crazy religious types would listen to, though.

    If they guy is advocating mob violence he should go to prison, in compliance with the Christin religious obligation to respect the law and authorities of their nation of residence:

    (1 Peter 2:13-17)

    13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

    15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.

    16 [Act] as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but [use it] as bondslaves of God. 17 Honor all men; love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

  11. Yobbo means that Christian fundamentalism will keep voters away fromthe Republican party in droves.

    You’re still putting money on that mangey old nag, Steve? We all understood that point, but you give him too much credit. There was no qualification on his part, just a blanket statement that will forever be his Custer-at-The-Alamo moment.

  12. wreckage

    You’re an apologist for Christian sharia.

    There is no Christian analogue to Sharia. Muslims are obligated by Islam to uphold Shariah. Christians are obligated by Christianity to uphold the law of the land.

    Seriously, the majority of Democrat voters consider themselves Christian. You’re effectively saying that Christians don’t vote for those loonies, which pretty much fucks your entire argument right in the eye.

  13. cohenite

    There is no Christian analogue to Sharia. Muslims are obligated by Islam to uphold Shariah. Christians are obligated by Christianity to uphold the law of the land.

    One of the many inequivalences between islam and Christianity. But as I say the benchmark is the secular Western model which tolerates all sorts of weirdos. The issue is which of those weirdos presents threat to the West.

  14. JC

    Yobbo, Congratulations. You have Stevie Katter as a supporter. Satisfied?

    Stevie Katter, kind of has a ring to it, no?

  15. JC

    The issue is which of those weirdos presents threat to the West.

    You want my honest opinion. I reckon single unattached males with little prospects of finding a female partner are a serious threat. Not in a revolutionary sense, but sudden unexplained flip outs taking out dozens of people at a time.

    Since Columbine every single mass murderous spree has been committed by an unattached male with mental problems and no prospects of finding a suitable partner.

    Stepfiord types can be deadly.

  16. wreckage

    Not in a revolutionary sense, but sudden unexplained flip outs taking out dozens of people at a time.

    In a revolutionary sense as well, in that there are several nations on earth making enthusiastically sure that they abort themselves into about a 1-in-10 permanently unattached young male ratio.

    If this works anything like polygamy did, it’s a recipe for warfare and violence.

  17. You’ve been spoilt, Steve. The Chinese have this spirit that smells and tastes like something you’d clean the car engine with.

    I know the stuff Beer Whisperer. Once in the big smoke, at a Chinese restaurant I’d taken to frequenting (when in the smoke) the whole table of us was tricked into swigging some of the lighter fluid you refer to.
    It sorta ruined our night. To put it mildly.

  18. cohenite

    Young males are the natural fodder of the cult of suicide and existential smithereens but increasingly women are playing a role.

    But your remedy of a good woman is a bit sexist JC; what about all the gay muslim terrorists?

  19. Yobbo is correct on the following points.
    Christian fundamentalism is much stronger in the US than here;
    The Republicans do a poor job of discipline and their candidates – and politicians – often say outrageous crazy shit;
    Many voters vote against the GOP precisely on these grounds;
    as a result, even though they are very left wing, the democrats get a free ride as the party that ‘doesn’t say crazy fundamentalist shit’.

    the price for this of course is the Obama debacle.

    There are other negative consequences. This is why congress GOP are often competing to appear ‘centrist’ and progressive on issues that have nothing to do with religion, such as immigration.
    And it is also why the tea party – a fiscal movement in origin – gets a bad rap. so if the pubs could control their candidates better and kick them out quicker when they say stupid shit, it might change the dynamics in US politics.

  20. wreckage

    I do quite agree, but the fact is there are people out there every day sniffing up crazy shit and broadcasting it as though it were the party platform; whereas the equivalent Dem guys never get any airtime. And there ARE equivalent Dem guys, even in the religious nutball stakes.

  21. Tel

    Since Columbine every single mass murderous spree has been committed by an unattached male with mental problems and no prospects of finding a suitable partner.

    I dunno, that guy who did the combo stabbing / shooting / run-over-with-car effort was actually quite a good looking guy, obviously not dirt poor. If he stuffed a few hundred bucks in his wallet, dressed well (most girls are shallow, don’t argue with me on that) and went to a typical Sydney pub (not the ones in the CBD) bought a few drinks, got a bit happy, nodded along, I think he’d score OK. Perhaps not the first night, but wouldn’t take too many goes at it.

    If he went to one of the more tourist-oriented areas like Steve’s pub, probably it would happen even faster.

    Anyhow… that Joker & Harlequin pair that did the cops in were already an item, so you would have to think they were getting some… well, the mind boggles at the possibilities, but a simpleton like me would be willing to settle for simple answers at any rate. Doesn’t fit your pattern.

  22. Tel

    The Chinese have this spirit that smells and tastes like something you’d clean the car engine with.

    I remember drinking some clear spirit out of stone jars that tasted pretty sharp but a little time after drinking it you could smell some musky smell like animal cages at the zoo. Ahhh those were the days. Pretty sure it came from China.

  23. If he went to one of the more tourist-oriented areas like Steve’s pub, probably it would happen even faster.

    Am most definitely not in a tourist oriented area. Furthermore the chances of scoring here, ever, are statistically close to zero.

  24. .

    JC a lot of serial killers are married.

    Ban marriage?

    The middle ground you are suggesting to minimise violent anti social behaviour may very well be polyamory!

  25. dover_beach

    Yobbo:

    Where have I ever vilified or made a slur or expressed my disgust of gays simply for being gay?

    In just about every thread you’ve ever posted in.

    And yet you failed to find any examples of my routinely expressing disgust or slurring or vilifying gays simply for being gay.

    Rick Santorum rails against contraception.

    Just like Reagan did, but neither proposed to make it illegal which would be unconstitutional.

    Fisky:

    Your position on Moses’ genocide of the Midianites and defilement of the women and girls was:

    So, no, it isn’t clear at all that what you’ve presented [is] a knock-down [argument] against God’s benevolence.

    Why would you conclude from a discussion of the logical problem of evil that I either endorse genocide or extrapolate from this that I also would endorse the stoning of gays? The fact that we were discussing that event as an evil should have been instructive.

    tomix:

    It’s a Primary in a Republican Oklahoma State HoR seat. Here’s a list of the candisates:

    District 91

    Note: Incumbent Mike Reynolds (R) is not running for re-election.
    Democratic Party June 24 Democratic primary candidates: Trey Puckett
    Republican Party June 24 Republican primary candidates: Chad Olsen
    Chris Kannady
    Scott Esk
    David Monlux
    Jon Painter

    Olsen seems to be the favourite and the story appears to be a smear of Republicans.

    Bingo! Did any of you hypoventilating about a report in Slate simply ask whether Esk was a candidate in a primary or whether he was the selected Republican candidate running in state election proper before you went endorsing Yobbo’s general slur effectively doing the work of the Left? It seems not.

  26. old bloke

    Read what I typed (see if you notice anything you may have missed): these Henry Waxman looking fringe lunatic christian fundys are very scary.

    OK I got your point, but you use a rather strange analogy. To illustrate what a fundy christian Republican looks like, you point to a Jewish Democrat.

  27. wreckage

    old bloke, it makes as much sense as the rest of the slurry of shyte swilling around in here everytime Yobbo opens his gob on the subject of religion.

  28. dover_beach

    wreckage, what stones would you recommend?

  29. Yobbo

    And yet you failed to find any examples

    That’s not strictly true. I failed to look for any, because I don’t really feel compelled to do everything you say.

  30. dover_beach

    That’s not strictly true. I failed to look for any, because I don’t really feel compelled to do everything you say.

    What you meant to say is that your happy to make accusations but don’t feel compelled to substantiate them.

  31. Combine_Dave

    There are several nations on earth making enthusiastically sure that they abort themselves into about a 1-in-10 permanently unattached young male ratio

    One such country has taken the additional step of not only banning abortion due to gender but scans to determine the gender and telling/showing the parents the gender during other pregnancy scans. I’d be shitty if the numbers of indians, mozzoies and Chinese in Aus resulting in state govs doing the same here.

    Of course there are other closely related nations where parents will stop having kids if they get a boy, or keep having kids until they get a boy. Seems to have a similar result in terms of gender mismatch.

  32. I am the Walrus, koo koo k'choo

    Still think she’s cute.

  33. Token

    What you meant to say is that your happy to make accusations but don’t feel compelled to substantiate them.

    Take it as a warning and keep it in mind if you bother to correspond with him in the future.

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