How we’d cover Ferguson if it happened in another country – Vox

I have heard many people bitch about the coverage that Ferguson is getting and depending on your political orientation you either approve or disapprove….this piece is a good look at the world of media coverage….

Side Note:     VOX is an excellent sight to help readers understand what is happening in the news and they keep it simple so anyone can form an opinion without dashing to a dictionary….

 

How we’d cover Ferguson if it happened in another country – Vox.

The Cat’s Meow

Anyone that visits IST knows that I am a dog person….I have had friends for so many years that I cannot remember when I did not have them in my life.  I have been accused of hating cats….that is not rue….I just do not understand the beast…..some are extremely cute and smart…..but they are not dogs.

I have seen many videos of cats doing amazing things….my fave is the cat sitting atop a moving Roomba and as it goes past a Great Dane the cat pops it on the nose…..way too funny.

All that cuteness aside…there is a dark side to some cats…….

(Newser) – The police dispatcher’s unusual message: “Female is calling on 9-1-1 advising that her cat is holding her and her daughter hostage in the bedroom.” That would be 14-year-old Cuppy, who got agitated for reasons known only to Cuppy and decided to keep the women trapped for fear of claws and hissing, reports ABC 10. Officers responded, and Cuppy eventually walked out of the house of his own accord. It’s not clear what happens next, but the women say they’re considering euthanizing him, reports ABC 7. Sound familiar? You might recall the Oregon cat who did much the same.

Now that is just scary…..held hostage by a cat?

Fido Beware!

It is the beginning of my two day mental cleansing and I want to talk about one of my fave subjects….DOGS!

Yes, I am a dog person…..my two friends are rescues…..Baby Girl rescued day after Katrina covered in mud and Little man rescued from a house full of dogs….Little Man is just so damn cute and then there is Baby Girl, she is smarter than most people I know and damn sure smarter than the conservs I know….

 

But I want to talk about China….a country I have had NO interests in visiting and now have a solid reason to avoid the country like the plague…….

Sorry, Fido. It looks like there’s a cat running the communications office of China’s Communist Party — or at least the editorial page of People’s Daily, the party’s official news outlet.

A recent op-ed states, among other things, that there is a “dog infestation” in the country, and people who own canines are acting out a “crude and ludicrous imitation… of a Western lifestyle.” If you can look past the puppy dog eyes, you’ll also discover that dogs are a blight on “social peace and harmony.”

So what did Fluffy do to deserve this? Patrick Winn at Global Post writes that the op-ed “coincides with a revived effort to stamp out certain Western beliefs and behaviors taking root in 21st century China.” Party officials are “taking aim at bigger perils to social harmony, including democracy, an obsession with ‘individual rights’ and the ‘free flow of information on the internet.'”

This isn’t the first screed against dogs the People’s Daily, either:Last month, the paper ran another article that implored animal rights activists to stop shaming those who eat dogs. As that op-ed explains, “Over China’s long history, they have only recently become pets except in the imperial court where Pekingese were kept exclusively for the royals…. [Westerners call dogs] man’s best friends. Chinese people have only ever kept watchdogs or hunting dogs — along with those to be eaten.”

- – Catherine Garcia

I am boycotting EVERYTHING Chinese!  Join me!

2014 Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon #14

Here we go…..edition #14 is up and rolling…..the buffoons just cannot take a break from their mindless babble………..it is a labor of love the problem is trying to decide which ass clown deserves the recognition in IST…….

1–Christians these days are anything but Christians……there is a move to recognize same sex marriage….I know there are some that cannot stand the thought of it……there is a church in Harlem with a sign in front…….

The notoriously anti-gay ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, NY, has posted another virulently homophobic sign, this time informing churches and their members who support “homos” that they will be struck with disease.

The sign reads, “All Churches & Members That Support Homos Cursed Be Thou With Cancer HIV Syphilis Stroke Madness Itch Then Hell 1 Cor. 6:9.”

Christians!  I agree with the observation that Gandhi made……”Christianity is a wonderful concept….a shame that it has never been tried”……

2–There seems to be repeat offenders with large mouths and Rep. Steve King is just one of these buffoons……..of he knows all about what God has intended and this one is a choice piece of BS………..

During a conference call last month with the National Emergency Coalition, Rep. Steve King said that the U.S. needs to crack down on immigration because our nation’s borders were established by God. Disrespecting the borders, the congressman suggested, is disrespecting God’s will.

He also blamed the child migrant crisis not on drug-war-related violence in Central America but on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, or as he calls it, “deferred action for criminal aliens.”

His stupidity abounds!

3–A new twist on the whole BS of indoctrination camps……this time it comes from the Religious Right and one Bill Muehlenberg…….

………….he does take the time to compare gay people to pedophiles, shoplifters and drunk drivers, and warn that “the cult of homosexualism” is the “coming world religion which will enslave the entire world.”

“The holy laws of homosexualism are now in place, and everyone will bow and worship. All those daring to question any of this will meet their fate,” he continues. “Re-education camps and indoctrination centers will just be a part of the way the authorities deal with any recalcitrants.”

I will be waiting for his arrest and his interment….these guys are just fucking CRAZY!

4–one of IST’s fave ass monkeys, Todd Akin………

In the latest stop in his self-pityingcomebacktour, former Republican congressman Todd Akin said that another run for office wasn’t off the table.

Speaking last week with Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, which is publishing his new book, Akin once again framed the controversy over his “legitimate rape” remarks as part of a battle between spiritual good and evil, insisting that God was on his side.

He told Farah that he hasn’t dismissed the idea of running for office again because he wants to “tell the truth” and “stand up to evil.”

“To tell the truth”?  this bozo would not know the truth if it walked up and bit him in the ass.

5–We have heard about the War on women and the war on the middle class and the war on poverty…..we have had so many wars that it is almost comical……..but now a GOP asswad from Alabama has gone a bit far…….

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Monday accused Democrats of engaging in a “war on whites” in the current immigration debate.

“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” he said during the interview. “It’s a part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.”

He is not alone…..the South is crammed full of like minded ass clowns…..sad to say…….

6–Oh goody…..another “what would a Christian do” thingy……..this one from twat name “coach” Daubenmire………..

, “Coach” Dave Daubenmire asks: “Can a Christian vote for a Democrat?”

Unsurprisingly, his answer is no, as Democrats “have become the party of death” thanks to support for legal abortion and the “deathstyle” of homosexuality.

“Did you know that when you support Obamacare you support the medical care of those who are engaged in self-destructive behaviors, including male-on-male sodomy?” he asked.

“Who is the greatest perpetrators of homosexual rights and homosexual marriage?” he said. “You got it. The Democratic party.”

So, he concludes, “a Christian who votes for a democrat maybe isn’t really a Christian.”

They slither out from under the woodwork…….so many stupids and so little time……..

7–It is NO secret what I think of the Israeli government…..but now I am starting to have that warm fuzzy feeling about the people also and stuff like this is feeding that dislike……

From the outside of the US-Israel alliance, it can look like the countries are so close that they are practically extensions of one another. From within, though, the relationship is a good deal more complex. One of the complexities that gets overlooked: Israelis get that the US is a crucial backer, but they sure don’t trust President Obama.

That came through in a recent reader poll on the popular Israeli news and entertainment site Mako, which asked readers what Obama should get for his 53rd birthday, on Monday. By far the most popular choice is “An envelope of the ebola virus,” which has tracked about 50 percent of votes since the poll went up.

That is just wrong………those morons better keep in mind that without the US support they would be in a more sad position that today……..

8–It has been awhile since Mann Coulter has been featured on B3…..she finally showed just how much of disgusting twat she really is…….this time is about Ebola and the victims from the US……..

Ann Coulter’s latest column is filled with more idiocy than I can really dissect. Entitled, “Ebola doc’s condition downgraded to ‘idiocy,’” the piece is a takedown of Dr. Ken Brantly, one of the two Americans who has been diagnosed with Ebola. She condemns the missionary for making Christian charities Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA pay for him to fly in a private jet back to the U.S. and receive care at “one of America’s premier hospitals.”

She goes on to ask the question: “Can’t anyone serve Christ in America anymore?” America has all sorts of problems, she says. Murder! Drug overdoses! Babies born out of wedlock! But no, no Christian can spare a moment for these worthy causes.

If Dr. Brantly had practiced at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and turned one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ, he would have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia. Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world.

If he had provided health care for the uninsured editors, writers, videographers and pundits in Gotham and managed to open one set of eyes, he would have done more good than marinating himself in medieval diseases of the Third World…

Which explains why American Christians go on “mission trips” to disease-ridden cesspools. They’re tired of fighting the culture war in the U.S., tired of being called homophobes, racists, sexists and bigots. So they slink off to Third World countries, away from American culture to do good works, forgetting that the first rule of life on a riverbank is that any good that one attempts downstream is quickly overtaken by what happens upstream.

Once again she has proven to me what a disgusting individual she really is……..

9–Always a religious douche bag has to open his mouth and show the severe ignoirance of the religious types………

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is outraged that the U.S. is intervening in Iraq to stop ISIS, who has been attacking Christians and other Muslims throughout the country.

Fischer believes that President Obama only intervened to stop the extermination of the Yazidis, who practice an ancient religion yet are considered by ISIS fighters and others to be “devil worshipers.” He began today’s edition of “Focal Point” by railing against Obama, saying the president only decided to launch airstrikes in Iraq in order to defend “devil worshipers.”

“They go after devil worshipers and all of the sudden the entire weight of the United States government is sent in there to relieve them and to avenge them,” he said. “Those are the Yazidis.”

Damn these religious white guys really hate the black guy president….don’t they?

That brings edition #14 to a close….please stay tuned there will be more from the demented little toads from the Right.  Have a day my friends!

 

Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts About America’s Militarized Police Forces | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

With the horrible news coming out of Ferguson and the military style intervention….there are facts that need to be known……

 

Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts About America’s Militarized Police Forces | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com.