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State seizes 11-year-old, arrests his mother after he defends medical marijuana during a school presentation

Posted on April 17th, 2015 at 22:24 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


This boy was defending his mother’s use of a drug that helps her deal with an awful condition. Because he stuck up for his mother, the state arrested her and ripped him away from her. Even if he is eventually returned to his mother (as he ought to be), the school, the town, and the state of Kansas have already done a lot more damage to this kid than Banda’s use of pot to treat her Crohn’s disease ever could.

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Pastor rants against another anti-gay pastor — because the second pastor doesn’t support killing gays.

Posted on April 17th, 2015 at 13:36 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

And yet he cuts his hair, shaves his beard, wears clothes of different fabrics and works on Sunday…

But you know what, my gaydar beeps very loudly with this guy…

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  1. Isn’t there a law against incitement to murder? Why isn’t this a-hole in jail right now?

Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal

Posted on April 10th, 2015 at 8:23 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


A bill introduced in the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet.

House Bill 2918, introduced by state Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) on Tuesday, would make the offense a misdemeanor. Citizens who are armed would not be permitted to record police activity within 100 feet of an officer, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Only representatives of radio or TV organizations that hold an FCC license, newspapers and magazines would have the right to record police.

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  1. He’s just trying to keep people out of their effective shooting range.

  2. Weren’t these sort of restrictions already found to be unconstitutional?

  3. Reminds me of the “bug” when Google Street View cars were grabbing all wifi traffic instead of just SSIDs.

  4. [Quote]:

    Days after footage of a South Carolina police shooting refueled a national conversation, a Texas bill that would limit filming of police activity met its demise.

    State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, confirmed Friday that he will not seek a public hearing for his bill, which would have made it illegal for a resident to film within 25 feet of police activity.

The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad

Posted on April 6th, 2015 at 10:34 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


The four ill-fated programs were all intended to address a key vulnerability in U.S. defenses: If an enemy launched decoys along with real missiles, U.S. radars could be fooled, causing rocket-interceptors to be fired at the wrong objects — and increasing the risk that actual warheads would slip through.

In addition to SBX, the programs were:

• The Airborne Laser, envisioned as a fleet of converted Boeing 747s that would fire laser beams to destroy enemy missiles soon after launch, before they could release decoys.

It turned out that the lasers could not be fired over sufficient distances, so the planes would have to fly within or near an enemy’s borders continuously. That would leave the 747s all but defenseless against antiaircraft missiles. The program was canceled in 2012, after a decade of testing.

The cost: $5.3 billion.

• The Kinetic Energy Interceptor, a rocket designed to be fired from land or sea to destroy enemy missiles during their early stage of flight. The interceptor was too long to fit on Navy ships, and on land, it would have to be positioned so close to its target that it would be vulnerable to attack. The program was killed in 2009, after six years of development.

The cost: $1.7 billion.

• The Multiple Kill Vehicle, a cluster of miniature interceptors that would destroy enemy missiles along with any decoys. In 2007 and 2008, the Missile Defense Agency trumpeted it as a “transformational program” and a cost-effective “force multiplier.” After four years of development, the agency’s contractors had not conducted a single test flight, and the program was shelved.

The cost: nearly $700 million.

These expensive flops stem in part from a climate of anxiety after Sept. 11, 2001, heightened by warnings from defense hawks that North Korea and Iran were close to developing long-range missiles capable of reaching the United States.

President George W. Bush, in 2002, ordered an urgent effort to field a homeland missile defense system within two years. In their rush to make that deadline, Missile Defense Agency officials latched onto exotic, unproven concepts without doing a rigorous analysis of their cost and feasibility.


Henry A. Obering III, a retired director of the Missile Defense Agency, said any unfulfilled expectations for SBX and the other projects were the fault of the Obama administration and Congress — for not doubling down with more spending.

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  1. Don’t you just love how these asshats blame all of their failures on Obama, even though he came to office years after they squandered billion$ of our hard-earned dollars! I’d like to see a profile of their noses – Pinocchio must be proud!

  2. The next major war will be the War of the Drones. Who do you think will win that one?

  3. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Senator Says Critics Of Indiana Should Get ‘Perspective,’ Be Thankful State Doesn’t Execute Gays

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 at 18:36 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


“I think it’s important we have a sense of perspective,” Cotton said. “In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay.”

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  1. Where do these creepy clones keep coming from?

  2. Time seems to have stood still for Republicans. I may have to revise my thoughts on evolution. Money seems to interfere with the process.

  3. There is one really important point that I’d like to make specifically as pertains to the bakers. Assuming that this law will eventually be overturned, should we be concerned about any, um, add-ins that the homophobic baker might put into a cake for a same-sex wedding? It would be hard for the florist, tailor, or photographer to sabotage their products, but it would be frighteningly easy for the baker…

  4. Why worry anyway. The Koch brothers orchestrate selective strikes on Democrats ensuring control of the three branches (MIC is the fourth) so they’ll name the replacements for the aging liberals on the Supreme Court. Now, that’s something to worrying about!

Kentucky: No one can marry gays, so gay marriage ban not biased

Posted on April 1st, 2015 at 16:09 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the state’s ban on gay marriage should be upheld in part because it is not discriminatory in that both gay and straight people are barred from marrying people of the same gender.

In an argument labeled absurd by gay marriage advocates, Beshear’s lawyer says in a brief filed last week at the U.S. Supreme Court that “men and women, whether heterosexual or homosexual, cannot marry persons of the same sex” under Kentucky law, making the law non-discriminatory.

The argument mirrors that offered by the state of Virginia nearly 50 years ago when it defended laws barring interracial marriage there and in 15 other states, including Kentucky, by saying they weren’t discriminatory because whites were barred from marrying blacks just as blacks were barred from marrying whites.

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  1. What planet (Idiota I think) does Beshear live on? Recall (fire) his ass! He is a disgrace to the great state of Kentucky!

  2. @Spaceman Spiff, I thought he fit right in with the Creation Museum and the stalled Ark Encounter theme park in that same state.


Posted on March 28th, 2015 at 23:38 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame)


Holy crap! Rep. John Carter just learned about encryption! And he thinks it’s only on mobile phones but (ooooh, scary) might one day be used on “big super computers” to keep stuff safe.

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Priest sparks outrage at Melbourne primary school over comments relating to Jill Meagher’s rape and murder

Posted on March 28th, 2015 at 14:01 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


A Catholic priest has sparked outrage at a primary school in Melbourne’s west over controversial comments he made about Jill Meagher’s death at an end-of-term service.

The priest reportedly held up a newspaper with Adrian Bayley’s face on it, before mentioning rape and murder to students, staff and about 100 other parishioners at St Christopher’s Primary School at Airport West on Friday.

The 3AW Drive program, presented by Tom Elliott, was told the priest then said that if Ms Meagher had been “more faith-filled” she “would have been home in bed” and “not walking down Sydney Rd at 3am” when she was raped and murdered by Bayley in September 2012.

Why do you never see one of these asshats say something like “if the rapist had been more faith-filled he would have been home in bed and not walking down Sydney Rd at 3am to rape her”?

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  1. Is it time yet to just give up on organized religion? At the very least, it should have warnings on it like cigarettes.

  2. @Chas – I like the idea of cigarette warning: “Following organized religion leads to severe stupidity and sheepish behavior. Habitual religious partaking can lead to you becoming cannon fodder and eventual death”

    Next, we need to address the issue of illness and death caused by second hand religious contact.

US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic leads school to apologise

Posted on March 21st, 2015 at 18:31 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


A school in New York state has apologised after receiving complaints because a student recited the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.

The school’s foreign language department arranged for the pledge to be read in a different language each day for a week.

Complaints were received from people who lost family in Afghanistan and from Jewish parents, an official said.

I don’t know what to point out first. That they should do the pledge in Cherokee instead, or that Arabic is not widely spoken in Afghanistan, where the major languages are Dari and Pashto.

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  1. How about the school leading everyone in a chorus of Disney’s “It’s a small world after all?”

It Took Tom Cotton Less Than A Minute To Invoke Hitler In First Senate Speech

Posted on March 17th, 2015 at 17:18 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


It’s hard to believe freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) caused such a stir in the Senate with his letter to Iran even before his maiden floor speech. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who led an unsuccessful fight against Obamacare, couldn’t even do that.

But Cotton — now famous for orchestrating the controversial letter to Iran with the signatures of 46 of his GOP colleagues — finally got the chance to do just that on Monday evening. Cotton began, as one does, with Adolf Hitler.

If you want to stand out amongst the current batshit insane GOP you have to ramp the crazy up to eleven right out of the gate.

And this is the same guy that a few years back copied Best Korea when it comes to punishment proposals:


Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday offered legislative language that would “automatically” punish family members of people who violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, levying sentences of up to 20 years in prison.

The provision was introduced as an amendment to the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013, which lays out strong penalties for people who violate human rights, engage in censorship, or commit other abuses associated with the Iranian government.

Cotton also seeks to punish any family member of those people, “to include a spouse and any relative to the third degree,” including, “parents, children, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandparents, great grandparents, grandkids, great grandkids,” Cotton said.

“There would be no investigation,” Cotton said during Wednesday’s markup hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “If the prime malefactor of the family is identified as on the list for sanctions, then everyone within their family would automatically come within the sanctions regime as well.

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  1. What a nice little fascist Tom is.

  2. Tom, why restrict human rights violations just to Iran? Human Rights apply to all countries, or do they?

Irish Senator thinks Mother’s Day will be banned due to gay marriage

Posted on March 15th, 2015 at 19:27 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


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Germany court orders measles sceptic to pay 100,000 euros

Posted on March 13th, 2015 at 17:35 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


A German biologist who offered €100,000 (£71,350; $106,300) to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus has been ordered by a court to pay up.

Stefan Lanka, who believes the illness is psychosomatic, made the pledge four years ago on his website.

The reward was later claimed by German doctor David Barden, who gathered evidence from various medical studies. Mr Lanka dismissed the findings.

But the court in the town of Ravensburg ruled that the proof was sufficient.

Reacting to the verdict by the court in the southern town, Mr Lanka said he would appeal.

“It is a psychosomatic illness,” he told regional paper Suedkurier. “People become ill after traumatic separations.”

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  1. Right. Trust me, having had the measles as a lad (back in the 1950’s before the vaccine was available), there was NOTHING psychosomatic about it! It is the reason why I am severely myopic today.

China’s Tensions With Dalai Lama Spill Into the Afterlife

Posted on March 12th, 2015 at 14:39 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Zhu Weiqun, a Communist Party official who has long dealt with Tibetan issues, told reporters in Beijing on Wednesday that the Dalai Lama had, essentially, no say over whether he was reincarnated. That was ultimately for the Chinese government to decide, he said, according to a transcript of his comments on the website of People’s Daily, the party’s main newspaper.

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  1. The Chinese authorities were on firmer ground when they decreed that all religion was superstitious rubbish. How did they get from there to this?

  2. Because he can’t be reincarnated until he dies?

Lindsey Graham: as president I would deploy the military against Congress

Posted on March 12th, 2015 at 8:08 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


And here’s the first thing I would do if I were president of the United States. I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We are not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.

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  1. Um…isn’t there a law against this kind of thing? On second thoughts, forget it. I’ll be in the bunker.

  2. Graham is simply a hip kid who knows how the kids talk these days: “Update: Graham’s spokesperson has clarified to Bloomberg that when Graham said “I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to,” that statement was “not to be taken literally.” “

  3. Then I will literally not take him literally.

Sen. Tom Cotton, author of the Iran letter. His Harvard thesis was based around the idea, and contained the assertion, that: “National officeholders have an enlarged ambition and mental acuity that distinguishes them from all other sorts of men.”

Posted on March 11th, 2015 at 14:49 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


“Ambition characterizes and distinguishes national officeholders from other kinds of human beings,” Cotton wrote. “Inflammatory passion and selfish interest characterizes most men, whereas ambition characterizes men who pursue and hold national office. Such men rise from the people through a process of self-selection since politics is a dirty business that discourages all but the most ambitious.”


Cotton insists that the Founders were wise not to put too much faith in democracy, because people are inherently selfish, narrow-minded, and impulsive. He defends the idea that the country must be led by a class of intellectually superior officeholders whose ambition sets them above other men. Though Cotton acknowledges that this might seem elitist, he derides the Federalists’ modern critics as mushy-headed and naive.

Didn’t a similar idea result in over 11 millions deaths during WWII?

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  1. This guy is such an idiot that I have a hard time understanding how he got into Harvard (cheated maybe?), let alone get a degree there (cheated?).

  2. Notable is the paragraph after the first one you quoted: “Cotton was only summarizing the views of Publius, the collective pseudonym used by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in the Papers.”

  3. Notable, too, is the observation in the next but one sentence: “Yet it seems significant that, out of all the ideas outlined in the Papers, these were the concepts Cotton chose to focus on and to defend forcefully against what he saw as more modish, inclusive ideas.”

  4. @Sapceman: Perhaps not a cheat, more likely someone on the autism spectrum.

    Doesn’t make him harmless though.

  5. “Spaceman” lol…

  6. Does anyone doubt that this is what all congressmen think? It’s classic mental illness, congress is just plain nuts!

Bishop: Wrong for woman to ‘get back’ at rapists with abortion

Posted on March 10th, 2015 at 9:16 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


Catholic Bishop Dr Kevin Doran has said it is wrong for a woman to get back at a rapist by having an abortion.

Yeah, because it really hurts the rapists having an abortion, and surely no other possible reason could motivate women to abort such a pregnancy.

Of course, forced marriage with the rapist is the only reasonable option, but only if her father still owns her. If he’s already sold her to her husband, you’ll have to execute her.

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  1. There are far too many men in beards and dresses telling women what to do or what not to do.

  2. Remind me when Catholics were last in the news for advocating forced marriage to a rapist?

  3. [Roman Catholic views on the Bible’s infallability and inerrancy]:

    Absolute inerrancy: Some Catholic theologians have claimed that, in its original autograph version, the Bible is inerrant — without error. This appears to be the consensus of popes, of most of the Catholic scholars and of other church leaders until the mid 20th century. This belief developed naturally from their conviction that God inspired the authors of the Bible. If God controlled the writers’ words directly or indirectly, then he would not have led them into error. Deceit and error are not normally attributes expected of God.

  4. @Desiato – remind me the last time the Catholic church came in support of abortion in case of rape or incest?

  5. @SueW – more broadly, There are too many in beards and dresses telling everyone what to do

Movie Group To “Kill Piracy” By Not Releasing Movies For Months

Posted on March 9th, 2015 at 22:02 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Intellectual Property


There have been some radical solutions to online piracy in recent years but one coming out of India today is perhaps the most ‘ambitious’ so far. The Tamil Film Producer’s Council says it is in discussion to stop releasing all films for at least three months which means that pirates will have nothing to copy and will therefore go out of business.

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  1. Any wagers on whether the “pirates” go out of business before the studios do? I’m giving 2 to 1 that the studios fold first. :-)

  2. I think those are pretty good odds for the studios, considering the pirates can pretty much pirate anything they want that is still being produced elsewhere when these studios do nothing.
    More importantly, it seems the studios have no problem not producing anything for months, so they must still be sitting on a huge pile of cash, dispite of the piracy. Poor studios, that pile could have been even bigger.

  3. [actually thought this was an Onion piece at first…]Anyway, I am with Spaceman, but raise the bid to 4 to 1 for studios to fold first. :-)

Badass Journalist Shuts A Man Down After He Says It’s Beneath Him To Be Interviewed By Her

Posted on March 9th, 2015 at 14:14 by John Sinteur in category: awesome, batshitinsane

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  1. To be fair to the old git, she was glazing over when he started on about ancient history (1970’s). Happens to me all the time. Young people got no repsect for their elders :-)

Imam Who Called For Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Death Teaches Muslims

Posted on March 7th, 2015 at 10:46 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


An Egyptian-born imam who in 2007 said that Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali should receive the death penalty for her criticism of Islam is now a Department of Justice contractor hired to teach classes to Muslims who are in federal prison.

According to federal spending records, Fouad ElBayly, the imam at Islamic Center of Johnstown in Pennsylvania, was contracted by the DOJ’s Bureau of Prisons beginning last year to teach the classes to Muslim inmates at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md.

The records show that ElBayly has two contracts worth $12,900 to teach the classes and to provide the inmates “leadership and guidance.” One of the contracts is dated Feb. 20, 2014, and the other is dated Dec. 8, 2014.

I’m sure this will end well…

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  1. I got an idea. Get them a prophet that isn’t a thief, murderer and child molester.

  2. @Chas – In that case, the equation solves to null (prophet) :-)

Alabama Supreme Court defies federal judge on gay marriage.

Posted on March 5th, 2015 at 9:36 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


With Tuesday’s opinion, the Alabama justices did not just overrule a federal district judge; they attempted to openly defy the Supreme Court. This is no longer a case about just marriage equality; it is a case about the power to say what the law is. The Alabama Supreme Court wants to claim that power for itself. And it’s daring the U.S. Supreme Court to call its bluff.

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  1. I was listening to Phil Ochs’s classic album [i]I Ain’t Marching Anymore[/i] and — or more specifically the song “Talking Birmingham Jam” — and couldn’t help but feel saddened at how little has changed in the last 50 years:


    The lyrics (note the last three verses) give a hint about why they’re doing this today: they lost on the racism battle and communism is over, so they need a new scapegoat to vilify. The gays fit that one nicely.

  2. It was a tragic day when we lost Phil. A whole lot of his music is just as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. Then again, if you listen to the speeches of Paul Robeson from the 50s, you think “wait … when did he record this!?”

    There is Progress. It’s just a lot slower than I’d like.

  3. Just send in the National Guard again. They need their memories refreshed. Ah, the good old days.

“Be Careful With Mohammed”: Muslim Action Forum launches “legal strategy” to stop publication of insults to Mohammed

Posted on March 4th, 2015 at 19:47 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


The Muslim Action Forum (MAF), which staged a protest outside Downing Street against Charlie Hebdo in February, has launched a “legal strategy” to stop insults against Mohammed.

The organisation is also asking supporters to “lobby your MP” to make “Islamophobia” a criminal offence.

They state that they intend “to launch a series of legal challenges in the English Court system” because “depictions of our Holy Prophet peace be upon Him is the worst kind of ‘Hate Crime’ that can be perpetrated on the 3 million Muslims in the UK and 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide.”

So they are using your fairy tales to kill women, atheists, gays, and who knows what else in about half the countries where that filth has taken root, and the DARE claim that silly pictures of their precious pedophile are the worst kind of hate crime?

Go fuck yourselves.

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  1. I couldn’t agree more with the conclusion

  2. “Cut off their nuts!”

  3. Hey why stop there MAF? Call in the thought police while your at it. Give every suspect a polygraph test! Go f_ck yourself indeed.

  4. The last sentence, just three words long, is the best response to MAF. Thank you.

DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 at 23:46 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“I deal in facts. I deal in science,” said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who’s been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the “marijuana eradication” team in Utah. Some of his colleagues in Georgia recently achieved notoriety by raiding a retiree’s garden and seizing a number of okra plants.

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Former employee suing Costco for religious discrimination

Posted on March 1st, 2015 at 10:29 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


The devout Muslim says he was working as a cashier’s assistant at the Costco in Sunset Park Brooklyn in September of 2012 when pork came across the conveyor belt.

It’s against his religious beliefs to touch either pork or alcohol.

Camara says after telling his managers this, they transferred him outside collecting the shopping carts.

Camara says they never told him why he was reassigned.

When I refused to do my assigned task, they gave me another one. Discrimination!

My own religious beliefs prohibit me from breaking a sweat, “loss of sacred essence” and all that, so I demand my employer to allow me to lay on my ass all day. Also I get to eat hamburgers.

It’s my religion, dude. Don’t question it.

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  1. Perhaps he should wear gloves. I don’t want my pigmeat and booze contaminated by people who handle money…

  2. Too bad they didn’t transfer him to washing toilets. It would be a good match for the *crap* he and his lawyers are attempting.

  3. What a whiny entitled moron. It comes with their idiotic religious ideology — label themselves as victims and constantly bitch that others are out to get them. These people should grow out of their infantile mindset.

Wounded vets and amputees told to verify condition and needs every 3 years

Posted on February 28th, 2015 at 11:43 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


A wounded soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan will have to verify his condition and the kind of support needed, including his wheelchair, to Veterans Affairs every three years, rather than annually under a policy change.

The revision was quietly unveiled in the House of Commons on Friday by Pierre Lemieux, parliamentary secretary to the veterans minister.

In addition, Lemieux told opposition parties that veterans who are required to complete these renewals under the veterans independence program will have six months to hand in the paperwork, considerably longer than under the current system.

So now veterans will only have to amputate those regrowing limbs every three years instead of every year. I’m sure they’re glad about this change!

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  1. Madness. Problem is, the Canadian government (secretly) thinks that all PTSD sufferers are are faking their disabilities.

‘Pro Life’ GOPer Says It’s Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God

Posted on February 27th, 2015 at 16:55 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


In a deeply religious section of Idaho, a Republican state representative says that the state has no right to protect children from their parents who refuse them needed medical treatment in favor of faith healing.

“Children do die,” says Rep. Christy Perry. And it’s fine with her if Idaho children die in the name of God. Perry’s district includes many followers of a religious cult, Followers of Christ, that eschews medicine. She says that the sect’s members are more comfortable confronting death when it happens to their children.

“I’m not trying to sound callous, but [people calling for reform] want to act as if death is an anomaly. But it’s not. It’s a way of life,” she says.


On her website, Perry ironically proclaims that she’s “a pro life mother and grandmother and emphasizes her honor and value of all human life, born and unborn.” Perry also claims she’s “an ardent supporter of defending each child’s right to life.”

Terminating am embryo without a nervous system or therefore the ability to feel pain: worst thing in the world. Letting your grown child suffer slowly and die from an easily preventable disease: perfectly OK and within parents rights. Got it.

Perhaps we should declare all abortions to be done in the Name of God. After all, the bible has explicit instructions on how to perform abortions.

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Jim Inhofe Brings A Snowball To The Senate Floor To Prove Climate Change Is A ‘Hoax’

Posted on February 27th, 2015 at 10:28 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

“Global warming isn’t real because I was cold today! Also great news: World hunger is over because I just ate.”

– Stephen Colbert

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GOP Chair of House Science and Tech Subcommittee: I Didn’t Vaccinate My Kids

Posted on February 27th, 2015 at 8:47 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican who recently became the chair of a key congressional subcommittee on science and technology, didn’t vaccinate most of his children, he told a crowd at his first town hall meeting last week.

Loudermilk was responding to a woman who asked whether he’d be looking into (discredited) allegations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had covered up information linking vaccines to autism. He responded with a rather unscientific personal anecdote: “I believe it’s the parents’ decision whether to immunize or not…Most of our children, we didn’t immunize. They’re healthy.”

I guarantee this idiot made sure some shaman said a magic incantation over every one of his kids to protect them from the devil and provide them entrance to a make-believe land of salvation.

But to actually trust science and medicine, and take real action to safe guard his children and everyone else? “Nah, think I’ll pass.”

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  1. I see he’s described as an “opponent of climate change”. I think we should all be opposed to climate change, because we’re screwed if it’s allowed to proceed unchecked.

  2. A nothing of f_cking idiots run by idiots. Vicious circle.

  3. I thought internet exposure would improve the quality of our elected officials. It seems just the opposite happened. People don’t have to use logic anymore, Fuxed News will tell them what to think. The extent of my GOP friends’ intelligence is “Obama did it too” or “Clinton did it too”. I’m glad that haven’t started saying “Hitler did it too”, at least not yet.

Poll: 54% of Republicans say that, “deep down,” Obama is a Muslim

Posted on February 26th, 2015 at 14:06 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane



Over half of Republicans answered “Muslim” when asked which religion describes President Obama’s “deep down” beliefs, according to a newly released poll by Alex Theodoridis of the University of California at Merced.

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  1. Thomas Jefferson: a well-informed electorate is a prerequisite to democracy.

Idaho lawmaker asks if woman can swallow camera for gynecological exam before medical abortion

Posted on February 24th, 2015 at 13:08 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

The question Monday from Republican state Rep. Vito Barbieri came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine.

Barbieri later said that the question was rhetorical and intended to make a point.

Yeah, right.

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  1. So you can get pregnant from a BJ and there are ahole babies (but they’re all in Congress)?

  2. Meanwhile, the Catholic church has declared the only acceptable method of birth control is not to swallow.

  3. Well, give the guy some credit. It was an understandable mistake since his presence at the hearing was via a little camera he swallowed in order to allow them to communicate with his head which was firmly up his a**.
    Really, did NONE of you think of that?

  4. @Mark: Come now, if that was true they could not show his picture. The truth of the matter is the guy has only two moving parts, his mouth and his asshole. And they are interchangeable. :-)

  5. Politicians are like diapers. They have to be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

Sony’s latest snake oil: Pricey ‘Premium Sound’ Micro SDXC cards

Posted on February 19th, 2015 at 23:55 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane


Need the perfect expandable storage solution for your $1,200 Walkman? Sony might have a bridge to sell you.

The company is now selling a 64 GB Micro SDXC card “for Premium Sound” in Japan. At $160, it’s four or five times more expensive than a typical 64 GB card, but as the Wall Street Journal reports, it’s supposed to produce “less electrical noise.”

Now, the idea of audiophiles obsessing over barely-perceptible details is nothing new. The speaker market is filled with products whose frequency response exceeds the 20 Hz to 20 kHz range of the human ear, and you can spend thousands of dollars on audio cables in pursuit of eliminating noise.

But while those expenses at least have some technical justifications behind them, the case for audiophile storage is flimsy at best. As writers at The Register and PC Perspective have pointed out in the past, a storage device couldn’t affect digital sound quality without actually changing the actual data being transferred. And if that happened, it be a much bigger problem for all kinds of applications—not just music.

Still, that hasn’t stopped some people from believing the storage device makes a difference, perceiving “more organic” tones in some products and “edgy grain” in others. So when Sony tells the Journal that “we thought some among people who are committed to great sound quality would want it,” it might be onto something.

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