ISIS terrorists ban cigarettes and guns in conquered territories. “Sure, they’re a little harsh,” Bloomberg admitted to FWIW, “I mean, the mass beheadings are pretty hard to watch, but ultimately, it’s for the good of everybody, so let’s just see how it goes.”
Daily Archives: June 13, 2014
White House discloses that an “accidental computer error” has erased all of IRS chief Lois Lerner’s emails. “Damn”, Obama told his new friend, Chief Ogallala Bull, “there goes the evidence that would have exonerated me. Why does everything bad always happen to me?”
Chelsea Clinton: “My father’s actions taught me the importance of doing right.” She isn’t being ironic, alas, or I’d have a smidgeon of respect for the lady.
UPDATE: There’s this
In the meantime, he’s off to commiserate with the drunken Indians out west, because the problems of their nation are this country’s biggest problem.
UPDATE: Oops! It turns out that the trip to Indian Country is just a detour, and our president (and his wife) are actually on their way to something of real importance, another California fund raiser and some golf.
It’s been a really slow week – school ending, summer vacations starting, who knows? But not much to report, so I’ve been scouring the price changes for anything of interest, and here’s one, a price hike:
3 Game Cock Road, which was purchased in 2006 for $1.140 million and has been on the market since 2009, without effect, has changed brokers and come back on at a higher price than the one it couldn’t sell at before: it’s $1,179,635 now, instead of the more conventional, and lower past price of $1.150. Perhaps an odd number is good fung sushi, or something, but I think a 1,100 sq.ft. cottage in the Byram flood zone has more problems than a red door or an odd price will cure. Or for that matter, even a new broker.
Just as his boss promised to “focus like a laser” on the economy five years ago (with no noticeable effect), Secretary of State John Kerry took a break from attending a conference on “Ending Sexual Violence” to announce that the administration will “apply a laser-like focus” on Iraq, “and this time, we mean it.”
Mr. Kerry has not been in Washington during the growing crisis because he had important duties in London.
Mr. Kerry was speaking at a news conference to mark the end of a summit on ending sexual violence in conflict. U.S. actress Angelina Jolie co-chaired the summit and also tool part in the new conference.
Priorities at the clown college.
As an aside, after British Secretary of State Hague vowed that England would not intervene in Iraq, but was keen on the prevention of rape and kidnapping elsewhere, Kerry applauded:
‘”He has not just seen these unspeakable horrors,” Kerry gushed, “but he refuses to stay silent. That, my friends, is leadership.’
5 Fox Run, a to-be-built project, is back on the market at $6.350 million after expiring unsold last month, when it was asking $6.250 (at the end; it started at $5.950 – go figure). Another proposed house on this lot was offered at $8.945 in 2009 and slowly dropped its price to $8.125. At that time, the price would have gotten you 8,900 sq. feet, vs the 6,900 sq. ft.now.
At least the price difference on this house is obvious: smaller price, smaller house. I always wonder at other proposed projects, however, that drop their price but not the size – is the builder shaving his profit margin, or simply reducing the quality of the home? Impossible to say, although I have my suspicions.
Hillary Clinton: “I could not have predicted Al Qaeda overrunning Iraq”.
“So this is not just a Syrian problem anymore,” Clinton said. “I never thought it was just a Syrian problem. I thought it was a regional problem. I could not have predicted, however, the extent to which ISIS could be effective in seizing cities in Iraq and trying to erase boundaries to create an Islamic state. That’s why it’s a wicked problem.”
“These groups were unified by the same goal, which is getting rid of this sectarian government, ending this corrupt army and negotiating to form the Sunni Region,” said Abu Karam, a senior Baathist leader and a former high-ranking army officer, who said planning for the offensive had begun two years ago. “The decisive battle will be in northern Baghdad. These groups will not stop in Tikrit and will keep moving toward Baghdad.”
The idea of another administration headed by someone who refuses to take responsibility for his or her failures is disheartening.