I mean. Oops? Definitely oops.
Sensitive Twitter just always be complaining. They don't even do research first. pic.twitter.com/ulJIWndom3
— My Life Is Ruff (@MalcolmTooXtra) June 27, 2015
Well, this is awkward.
— Jonathan H. Adler (@jadler1969) December 24, 2014
“If we had 12 fingers, I wonder whether the Bill of Rights to the American Consitiution [sic] would have been 12 amendments long”
The use of the Shakespeare quote was particularly vicious. I approve, mind you:
In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options. There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left without acceptable options. In foreign affairs as in life, there is, as Shakespeare had it, “a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.”
I’ll give the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists points for… well, dying, I guess:
A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.
Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials.
Thirty-seven casualties on an own-goal? As our British cousins would say*, that’s ISIS all over. Continue reading Islamist suicide bomb seminar turns out to be more immersive than expected.
Did you get all of that? If not, Ed Driscoll can walk you through it. Basically, the Jewish Daily Forward thinks that the smartest way to defend “Pajama Boy” (guess that they didn’t get the MiniTrue memo that he’s a joke) is to accuse mockers of being anti-Semites. Which is… awkward, because Pajama Boy forgot the first rule of Social Media: “NEVER WRITE ANYTHING IN COLLEGE THAT YOU’LL HAVE TO FURTIVELY DELETE LATER.*” In this particular case, being linked to a school paper that specifically targeted Jews for ridicule and hate speech**. Continue reading Jewish Lefty site defends Jew-baiter by… accusing Righty critics of anti-Semitism.
The Obama administration’s plans to strike at Syria lost its most important foreign ally tonight when the British government said it would not take part in any military action against Syria for its suspected use of chemical weapons.
The announcement by British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond came after Prime Minister David Cameron was defeated in the House of Commons when he put it to a vote.
Cameron said it was clear that Parliament did not want to see British military action.
“I get that and the government will act accordingly,” the prime minister said.
Via Hot Air, which also notes that this could very well mean the fall of the Cameron government (it certainly weakened it). The Daily Mail: Continue reading Brits refuse to join @barackobama’s Syrian Adventure.
How entertaining. Gallup gives the news:
PRINCETON, NJ — Americans’ views of former president George W. Bush have improved, with 49% now viewing him favorably and 46% unfavorably. That is the first time since 2005 that opinions of him have been more positive than negative.
This is, of course, normal: most Presidents get better reputations after they leave office, particularly once they can be contrasted with their successors. Happened with every President that I remember except, I think, Nixon; and it’ll happen with Obama, and who ever succeeds him, and whoever succeeds Obama’s successor. Then why is it entertaining? …Oh, that’s just because I’m thinking of all those people in the Online Left out there who have based their self-image on being The People Who Opposed The Tyrant Bush. Now they’re The People Who Opposed That Bush Fellow Who Wasn’t Really So Bad, Honestly; And, Hey, He Did Fight AIDS.
Background here: essentially, Perdue vetoed a bill permitting fracking in North Carolina, and the legislature overruled it. Anyway…
There are so many puns that could be made from this story.
A veto by North Carolina’s Democratic governor was overridden Monday night because a Democrat in the state House cast the deciding vote, by accident.
The lawmaker, Becky Carney, accidentally pushed a green button at her desk voting for the override, instead of a different button. Under state rules, legislators can change their votes if they make a mistake, but only if the changed vote wouldn’t affect the result.
In Carney’s case, she was the 72nd person to vote for the override, the exact number needed to do so.
Hideously embarrassing, in fact: I came pretty close to suggesting that a company was owned by another company which is actually their bitter rival. I would have had to spend the next two days living it down, in fact.
I mention this… largely to give my life a certain amount of mysterious meaning, I guess. Rather sad, really.
I know that these things are generally auto-generated (if you’ll pardon the pun), but still: an ad bragging about how well your new car line is doing in contests is probably not a good match to a post about how your new car line came in last in a contest. Continue reading #rsrh An amusing Chevy Malibu ad FAIL on Kaus Files.