Put your faith in Obi Won Kenobi

Another stupid meme that won’t go away.

This ain’t Jesus.

For that matter, it’s not even Obi Won Kenobi.

It’s Ewan McGregor.  An actor.  He’s not even pretending to be Jesus.

And just a heads up.  Jesus wasn’t Scottish.

Some people got it.  Some people very obviously didn’t.  If you’re going to try to shame people into posting pics of Jesus on their “wall”, at least get a real pic of Jesus.

I hate memes

Memes are  the lowest common denominator on the internet.  Seriously.  If you’ve got something really stupid to say, take a pic, stick the stupid on it, and it immediately spreads all over the internet by people who won’t put any more effort to check the stupid than clicking on the share button.  Seriously.  I hate memes.  If you have something to say, say it.  Own it.  Let people all over the world share your wisdom by quoting you.  Memes are almost always anonymous.  They want it to be that way.  Because, if they weren’t, we’d all know who to blame for that particular stupid thing.  I’m going to have a thread on here featuring stupid memes.  I might actually put a good one or two on here occasionally just to throw people off.  But, there’s not too many of those.  So.  Here goes, Stupid Meme #1.  It keeps circulating.  Since I know exactly what it is, and I know lots of veterans, and I know lots of people who think they are supporting veterans.

But, this meme is not about veterans.  Those are actors.  Very, very, popular actors.  That’s Robert Downey Jr, Ben Stiller, and Jack Black, among others.  It’s not like the people spreading this meme had no chance to have a clue.  Robert is Iron Man for crying out loud.  This, is a still from Tropic Thunder.  It’s a movie about making a movie.  It’s not a tribute to soldiers, does not feature real soldiers, and was never meant to make anything look good.  It’s a movie that offends every sensibility a normal person has.  And, it’s one of my top ten all-time favorite movies ever made.  If you’re going to tribute Vietnam veterans, get a picture of real Vietnam veterans.  There’s plenty out there and God knows they deserve it.  Otherwise:

Never go full retard

Top 25 Mass shootings

Some guy on Facebook immediately after the Pulse Shooting, posted a statistic claiming to be the Top 25 mass shootings in US history.  Some would argue some historical events would merit consideration to trump what’s happening lately.  But, he’s making a point.  His point is that assault rifles were banned from 1994-2004.  Ergo, the explosion in mass shootings.  Nevermind the fact that what happened this weekend would not have been prevented by the assault rifles’ ban because the AR-15 is not an assault rifle.

But, that led to another point that I think is kind of telling.  Here’s his chart:

top 25 shootings

I modified it just a little to hi-lite the obvious:

Event Year President Casualties Injruies
Pulse Nightclub 2016 Obama 49 53
Virginia Tech 2007 GW Bush 33 23
Newtown 2012 Obama 28 2
Lutty’s Massacre 1991 GHW Bush 24 20
San Ysidro 1984 Reagan 22 19
Columbine High School 1999 Clinton 15 24
US Postal Service 1986 Reagan 15 6
San Bernadino 2015 Obama 14 21
Binghamton 2009 Obama 14 4
Fort Hood 2009 Obama 13 30
Aurora Theater 2012 Obama 12 68
Washington Navy Yard 2013 Obama 12 8
Red Lake 2005 GW Bush 10 5
GMAC 1990 GHW Bush 10 4
Atlanta Day Trading 1999 Clinton 9 13
Standard Gravure 1989 GHW Bush 9 12
Umpqua Comm 2015 Obama 9 9
101 California Street 1993 Clinton 9 6
Westroads Mall 2007 GW Bush 9 4
Charleston Church 2015 Obama 9 1
Wedgwood Baptist 1999 Clinton 8 7
Carthage Nursing Home 2009 Obama 8 3
Wielding shop 1982 Reagan 8 3
Seal Beach 2011 Obama 8 1

I can make this even simpler:

President                                                       Dead and wounded

Obama 176
GW Bush 52
Reagan 45
GHW Bush 43
Clinton 41

According to this guy, nearly 50% of all of the murders and injuries caused during mass shootings occurred under Obama’s watch.  So far, he’s tripled the total of his closest rival.

But, this guy, and a lot like him, are blaming it on the gun.

Maybe, just maybe, a big part of the problem is the fact that when this started happening, Obama intentionally looked the other way when they started yelling “allah akbar”?  The Boston Marathon attack wasn’t guns of any sort.  The World Trade Towers weren’t guns of any sort.  When a person’s sole intent is to harm as many innocent and unsuspecting people as possible, guns are not necessary.  A little more convenient maybe, but not necessary.  You can add all the mass shooting deaths in the last 20 years in the US and they won’t even come close to the total killed by airplanes.   Again, it’s not the tool, it’s the intent.  Until Obama, or the next President, addresses the intent, this will continue.

Hillary Clinton thinks that people on the terror watch list should not be allowed to have guns.  Newsflash for Hillary and her supporters, terrorists don’t obey laws.  They use those laws to enhance their kills.  They attack gun-free zones intentionally.  Less resistance, more bodies.  So, her plan is stupid.  It can be modified slightly and could serve a use tho.  Very simply, if you’re on the terrorist list, and you’re too dangerous to fly, you get sent back to where you came from.  If you’re a natural born US citizen, and have colluded with ISIS or other enemies of the state, you’ve committed treason and should be in prison.

There, problem solved.  That would have prevented San Bernadino, Fort Hood, Orlando, and The World Trade Towers.

I’m going to bet Hillary opposes that plan.

About that Trump fascism claim

We’ve all heard it. People waving Mexican flags and stomping on US flags are claiming it. Black Lives Matter supporters starting fights at Trump rallies are claiming it. A political action group even “studied” it in detail:

They all cite this like it’s in a vacuum that hasn’t existed since, drum roll please, Hitler. However, we really don’t have to go back that far to find the last time a sitting US President called for a ban on immigrants from the Middle East:

That’s right, the peanut farmer banned all immigrants from Iran based on the actions of terrorists. Every single one of them would have been Muslims.

In all the interviews of 1980-1981, Hillary Rodham never called Jimmy Carter a fascist.

The Draymond Green karate kick to the nuts issue

Ok, so this happened:

Even IF Draymond didn’t intend to kick Steven Adams in the nuts as hard as he could, I still think he needs to sit out a game.

This, is why.  In soccer, if someone is so out of control their body still harms or almost harms another player, it’s a flagrant foul regardless of whether they intended to hurt the other player or not.

In basketball, if someone LOOKS like they are grabbing someone in the act of staking an easy shoot, it’s an intentional, possibly flagrant foul.

In football, if a players hand makes contact with the opponents’ facemask, whether intentional or not, it’s a personal foul that will get them probably fifteen yards in penalties.

In this case, Steven Adams’ nuts had no bearing on the play.  Green had already lost the ball and was in the act of trying to recover.  I get it that he probably didn’t plan it out in advance to seize upon the opportunity, whenever possible, to kick Adams in the nuts.  However, he was so out of control, flailing his legs in such a manner to present an obvious threat to the safety of other players, that the penalty should be the same.  If they could prove he intended to do it, then a remarkably stiff ( no pun intended ) penalty should be assessed IN ADDITION to the normal penalty.

 

Chilling Photobombs

Lord, I am so tired of all these click bait headlines on Facebook. They are all slow as Christmas and 90% of them have no original content. One page will put it together, and then 100 will copy it and promote it on Facebook. However, I do enjoy the actual content, if you can get to see it.

So, without further ado, I am pirating the “chilling photobombs” click bait headline and giving it my own touch.

Michael Reagan doesn’t think Trump can win California

The question I have, which I don’t think he addressed, is what Republican this year COULD win California?

I don’t think it’s possible any of them could have. California keeps lurching more and more to the left all the time. They still consider Nancy Pelosi and other socialists acceptable. No individual rights eschewing Republican will win California in the rest of my lifetime.

No news here. Move on.

ULA to begin human spaceflight in 2017

Today I was personally assured by ULA that they will be launching humans into space again from Cape Canaveral in 2017.

That was in response to my criticism of Charles Bolden announcing NASA needed to focus more on a destination for tourist travel.  I thought that was a clear indication of his ineptitude given the fact that since 2011 we’ve had a destination with no ability whatsoever to get people there.