ISIS and the mercy of Allah
“My ISIS strategy: Obliterate it.”
While our commander in chief ponders what he should do about ISIS and the general situation in the Middle East, Roger Simon steps in with a solution.
I do have a strategy, even though I suspect the president may reject it because, alas, I am an Islamophobe. More precisely, I am an Islamodespicio because I despise Islam far more than I fear it. (It’s the only religion on Earth I feel that way about.) I despise a religion that, other than Comrade Putin, is the source of virtually all the large scale violence in the world and has been for decades. I also despise it for its treatment of women, homosexuals, children (putting machine guns in their hands at the age of seven and teaching them to kill non-believers), for its complete intolerance of other religions and secular systems and for the consistent dishonesty with which it treats the rest of the human race. I despise it in its Shiite and Sunni forms (even though they despise each other), as well as its murderous subsidiaries like Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, al Nusra and on and on.
So I don’t have much question about what to do about ISIS. Obliterate it. Put as few of our people in harm’s way as possible to accomplish that, but if it’s necessary to do so, it’s necessary.
And I’m so happy I did
“127-year-old woman oldest human to ever live”.
Easy to do: all the other 127-year-olds died before they reached that milestone.
Your mother was a hamster!
Putin hints at gas shut-off for Europe this winter. At least he can’t threaten them with fracking, they’ve banned that.
We were up solving the world’s problems
David Yudain explains his solution for permanent peace in the Middle East
Your blogger attempting to identify the mountains he’s observing (Mt. Mansfield’s one of ‘em)
Photo, Lily Dowling
Third casino in Atlantic City closing this week.
“We’re all feeling a little betrayed,” Showboat cook Curtis Wade said. “We’re all walking around in a fog today. We worked really hard to try to keep it operating, and we’re still profitable. We still don’t understand why we were the one targeted to close, and nobody has given us an answer on that. There are too many jobs being pushed out of Atlantic City due to corporate greed.”
Wade will be among the thousands of workers showing up at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday for a mass unemployment filing.
The Showboat’s owner, Caesars Entertainment, closed the still-profitable casino to reduce the number of casinos in Atlantic City, which has been struggling with plunging revenue and increased competition in the saturated northeastern U.S. casino market.
Connecticut’s been “balancing” its books for decades with accounting gimmicks and casino profits. Another year or so, and all we’ll have are the gimmicks.
Thank goodness we have resourceful government accounts here in the Nutmeg State.*
*The Nutmeg State is so named because Connecticut Yankee peddlers were known to work the frontier selling wooden “nutmegs”, and skipping town before angry housewives discovered they’d been had. We continue to earn that sobriquet.