Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Stuff I do when I’m bored 4

Monday, 3 May 2021

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[Updated – forgot the dog toys.]

Stuff I do when I’m bored 3

Monday, 29 March 2021

 

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Stuff I do when I’m bored 2

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

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Really?

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

I received 10 unordered face masks from the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) today. They’re promotional, and include a request for donations.

Made in China.

FASHION MASK
Executive Standard FZ/IT 73049-2014
Safety Class B ( it’s can contact with skin directly)
Fashion dust protection, sun protection thermal mask (not medical mask)
Attention This product can be used with multiple times, washable;
No protection against toxic gases
Effect: please use with caution for skin allergy

Typos are as they appear on the package.

Should I burn them?


Update: Here’s the response from AUSN:

Sir,
I apologize for the packaging. In response to our COVID-19 survey which showed that the majority of our members were in need of PPE gear. We had hired a veteran owned company in Illinois to do the production and distribution of the masks. It was not until we received the tracking numbers once they were mailed to our membership that we realized they were not coming from the USA. They do in fact have the ability to insert a N95 filter which would increase the level of protection if desired further protection against the virus.
Thank for your understanding.

Stuff I do when I’m bored.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Most of these were done as experiments in photoshoppery and to post elsewhere as nonverbal snarky commentary. If you like ’em, steal ’em. If you don’t, meh. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Will it be Covfefe or Trunalimunumaprzure? Election Day 2020

Monday, 2 November 2020

If in doubt on a Proposition, vote NO.
If in doubt on any Candidate, ABSTAIN.
If anyone asks you how you voted, LIE.


ICYMI: 1st unintelligible word in title is Trump‘s classic;
2nd babblecluster is Biden‘s.

[h/t AoP.]

The Korean War – 25 June1950 to Present

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The war came suddenly. It was a sunny Sunday morning on 25 June 1950, when the peace was shattered by an agitated radio announcer screaming that there was an all-out attack by the North Korean army all along the 38th parallel. Within two days, the distant rumbles of cannons could be heard from our house in Seoul, and on the third day North Korean tanks and soldiers appeared on our streets. It was incredible. The radio had been repeating President Syngman Rhee’s message that brave South Korean army soldiers were repulsing the communist army and that the capital city never would be abandoned to the invaders.
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The bridges across the Han River—the only escape routes—were blown up by the retreating South Korean army. There was no question that it was a full-scale invasion. The communist occupation of Seoul lasted for 90 days while the North Korean thrust expanded rapidly southward down the narrow peninsula, despite the U.S. and United Nations participation in the conflict.

The North Koreans in Seoul now engaged in methodical hunts for able-bodied men to be impressed into their various “volunteer” units. I moved nine times from relatives’ houses to friends’ places to stay a step ahead of the occupation soldiers—who were spreading their dragnets ever wider. We heard rumors about “kangaroo courts” held at city squares where any “reactionaries” were bludgeoned to death. I was undoubtedly a “reactionary” by their definition. For the first time I knew fear and hunger, as food was extremely scarce. This was the darkest and most helpless period in my life. I was convinced that all the shocking events were caused by the communist aggression. Along with some schoolmates, I decided to do my part in defending my homeland. – John K. C. Oh

Mr. Oh’s account from USNI Naval History Magazine June 2000, Volume 14 Number 3 [read more here].

Image of members of the “Frozen Chosin” found here.

This Is Not A Noose.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Story (kinda) here. Terrence K. Williams’ response is worth the watch:

Anti-Virtue Scolding Hot Links

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Happy Mothers Day.

The pushback continues.

Mind Your Own Business.

Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus.

RIP Little Richard Penniman (1932-2020).

A fruit tested positive for COVID-19. So did a goat and a sheep.

Amazing milestone: First US Space Force recruitment video was released 6 May 2020.

36% of voters would turn in their neighbors for ignoring stay-at-home orders. That is disturbing.

Top image: Old man arrested for fishing under quarantine rules. Photo essay here.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


Not sure what happened to the side bar. I blame meerkats.
Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

4 May 1970 – Kent State

Monday, 4 May 2020

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Remember Always
Who Set It Up and Who Paid The Price

It began when left-wing activists from off-campus arrived by bus on Friday May 1 1970 to host a May Day protest rally. Kent State, a small university in northeast Ohio, had been chosen.


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