Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hump Day thoughts.

MORE DISCLAIMERSIt's Hump Day, and I have some things on my mind.

First and foremost, RIP Phife Dawg. You were a truly great lyricist.

You and Q- Tip went together like peanut butter and jelly.

 “MCs like to meddle, but here’s my proposition / I let my lyrics flow, and juxt your whole position”

There is lots more where that came from. The "five foot assassin" will be missed.

Second, just when you thought the republicans couldn't get any lower, they start going after each other's wives. This is some really low down stuff.

This has all gotten  so bad that at the next debate I fully expect to see Ted Cruz walk across the stage, get in the orange man's ugly mug, and demand an apology.

I expect it, but I am quite sure that it won't happen. Politicians just aren't built like that. Especially slimy self-centered ones like Ted Cruz.

Then there is Michelle Bachmann. I must admit that when I first heard this story I thought that it was from The Onion. I figured that it was just too preposterous to be true. But then, I realized, we are talking about Michele Bachmann.

“Our feckless U.S. president appeared unfazed by the message he portrayed of American incompetence and historic irrelevance,” Bachmann wrote in a column for World Net Daily.

“In fact, the president appeared pleased with himself and seemed to revel in his infallible cleverness,” she added. “Only he could break the barriers of isolation his misguided predecessors had painstakingly built. Only he could vouchsafe freedom against attack from legions of murderous Communist regimes and Jew-hating ayatollahs.”

But, she said — not without some satisfaction — “the turn of world events humiliated him,” and she wondered if ISIS terrorists might even have been doing God’s will when they bombed an airport and subway station in Brussels, Belgium.

“Maybe our president’s humiliation comes in a manner so devastating it makes one wonder whether the Creator of humankind isn’t reminding this world of the inferiority of foolishness in the face of wisdom,” Bachmann said.

“The president once again mocked his nemesis, the Jewish people and the nation of Israel, by cleverly turning the international press corps toward his brilliant work in Cuba, instead of covering ongoing Islamic attacks against the Jewish state as outlined that very same day at the annual pro-Israel AIPAC meeting in Washington, D.C.,”  [Source]

You know what's even scarier than what she wrote? The fact that "normal" citizens actually voted to send her to Washington over someone else.

Finally, it seems that even dying while black has become a problem.

"MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black heart attack patients are more likely than whites to have their ambulance diverted to another hospital due to overcrowding in the closest emergency department, a new study shows.

The researchers also found that long diversions reduced black patients' chances of receiving specialized heart care and increased their risk of death within a year.

The study looked at 2001-11 Medicare data. The researchers included information on nearly 30,000 heart attack patients who were transported by ambulance to hospitals in 26 California counties.
Half the patients had no ambulance diversion, the study found. Another quarter had diversions lasting six hours or less, researchers said. Fifteen percent of heart attack patients had six to 12 hours of diversion, and 10 percent had more than 12 hours of diversion, the study said.

Diversions were more likely to occur for patients being taken to hospitals that served minorities -- particularly those that served large numbers of black patients, according to the study.
Patients with more than 12 hours of ambulance diversion were:
  • 4.4 percent less likely to be treated in cardiac care units
  • 3.4 percent less likely to be treated in catheterization labs or facilities specializing in procedures to improve blood flow to the heart
  • 4.3 percent less likely to receive catheterization
  • 9.6 percent more likely to die during the following year.

The study was published recently in the journal BMJ Open."
 [Source]
 
"Diversions". Another fancy term for institutionalized racism.
 
Enjoy what's left of your Hump Day, people.  


















29 comments:

The Ministry of Truth said...

"MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black heart attack patients are more likely than whites to have their ambulance diverted to another hospital due to overcrowding in the closest emergency department, a new study shows."

Chicago doesn't have ANY trauma hospitals in black neighborhoods on the South Side, even though that's where most of the shooting happens.

Those neighborhoods are broke. No money + no governmental clout = no hospitals. Another way that poverty leads to a short lifespan.

Here's an article from a year ago.

Why Put Trauma Centers Where No One Gets Shot?

dinthebeast said...

Highland Hospital in Oakland does have a crowded waiting room, but if you get there by ambulance and are in serious medical distress, your chances of coming out OK are quite high, no matter what color you might be.

-Doug in Oakland

The Ministry of Truth said...

For anyone who may have doubted what I said on the last post about the "genocidal bombing" solution to ISIS -- which we'd get if Cruz or Trump became president -- well, Ted Cruz decided to back me up on this.

Cruz Reiterates Proposal To "Carpet Bomb" ISIS After Brussels Attack

Basically, Cruz's attitude is, screw "political correctness," kill everyone and let God sort 'em out.

Bob Hackney said...

"I fully expect to see Ted Cruz walk across the stage ... and demand an apology."
Hmmm. Given that both of these guys are unabashed bullies, maybe Ted should just walk over and knee-cap him?

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Hmmm. Given that both of these guys are unabashed bullies, maybe Ted should just walk over and knee-cap him?"

Pistols at dawn! We haven't had a good politician-versus-politician duel since Burr murdered Hamilton.

And it should be televised. This is America, dammit!

Anonymous said...

@ Ministry of Untruth -

What? We should now waste MORE money on black ghettoes? What for? So they can breed even more, live longer to drain the system even more? Why? What do they contribute to society, other than athletes and rappers?

What you see happening in the ghettoes of America is Darwinism 101.

Anonymous said...

And p.s., Ministry, you ignorant fuck, London, Paris, Brussels and many other European cities DO contain Islamic no-go zones that even police are afraid to go into. Spend five seconds on a search engine and you'll find many articles attesting to this fact.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Spend five seconds on a search engine and you'll find many articles attesting to this fact."

I'm sure. Articles written by like-minded wingnut ignoramuses.

Global warming isn't real ... on the Internet.

Vaccines cause autism ... on the Internet.

JFK faked the moon landing ... on the Internet.

You can find any non-factual "facts" you like, if you go to the right part of the Internet -- the stupid part.

Anonymous said...

Everyone please pray for the victims of the vicious assaults during the Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day parade. People were just enjoying their holiday when large gangs of black "teenagers" appeared and caused a "melee"; several people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

When will black violence against innocent whites end? How much hate do you people have inside of you, anyway?

Anonymous said...

@ Ministry of Jibber Jabber -

Read ABC reporter David Ono's article. (He's Asian, BTW. Not a Nazi "wingnut".) (Such an original term!) He went into one of Paris' Jizzlamic areas. Residents didn't make him feel too welcome.

Or read Jewish-Canadian author Lawrence Solomon's article. Is HE a Nazi wingnut, too?

Or read about the nice liberal reporters who were recently assaulted by African mudlims in Sweden just the other day.

Fucking stupid chimp.

Yisheng's cootch has cobwebs said...

Blacks and whites will never have unity until blacks learn the meaning of the word "responsibility," and whites take their heads out of their collective asses.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Read ABC reporter David Ono's article. (He's Asian, BTW. Not a Nazi 'wingnut'.) (Such an original term!) He went into one of Paris' Jizzlamic areas. Residents didn't make him feel too welcome."

He also didn't back up what you're saying. Now you're just backtracking on what the idea of "no-go zones" are, pretending that everyone completely misunderstood the concept in the first place.

The stupid urban legend, peddled heavily by Republican racists, is that there exist Muslim neighborhoods in Europe that non-Muslims aren't allowed into, that the police are too afraid to patrol, and that are actively operating under Sharia law. Women stoned for adultery, beheadings for blasphemy, etc.

It's utter bullshit.

Now that wingnuts have been embarrassed that they've been caught in huge lie, some are pretending that, oh gosh no, we never meant that. We were just talking about some poor Muslim neighborhoods that, like all poor neighborhoods, are dirty and have some crime and therefore aren't particularly pleasant to visit. (By this logic, the U.S. has some black no-go zones, and some Latino no-go zones, and some white trash no-go zones.)

Nice try there.

PilotX said...

Bachmann, Cruz and their ilk should come clean about why they support Israel. Tell us your beliefs without all of the coded language. Come clean with your religious beliefs and let the american people decide if they want their foreign policy dictated by a 3,000 year old book.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of hypocritical Republicans how about the Alabama governor who ran on family values literally getting caught with his pants down. Uh oh.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm. Woman high on meth puts baby in oven. These people are just animals.

http://www.snopes.com/2016/03/22/texas-mom-baby-oven/

Lance Cockstrong said...

I was stroking my dick while watching Mr. Magoo when it just hit me. What if, along with keeping Muslims out of the country, we deport the ones already here to Europe and brand them as terrorists.

The Purple Cow said...

Lawrence Solomon is a right-wing hack that writes for the National Post (Canada’s version of Fox News in print).

http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=c47c1209-233b-412c-b6d1-5c755457a8af

If he’s calling himself an environmentalist, you might as well call Pat Robertson an atheist.

- miguelito

The Purple Cow said...

Quote: Brain Dead Anonymous Nazi

"And p.s., Ministry, you ignorant fuck, London, Paris, Brussels and many other European cities DO contain Islamic no-go zones that even police are afraid to go into."

Now see, you KNOW this is a lie. Anyone intelligent enough to operate a flushing toilet without adult supervision knows that.

Do you not wonder why your political philosophy REQUIRES you to lie in debates like this? That simple fact should have been a giant clue that there is something wrong with your arguments.

I live in Europe, I travel to London five or six times a year, Paris and Brussels two or three times a year. My wife is in Paris on business even as I type this. There are no Islamic np-go areas anywhere in Europe. You stupid lying sack of shit.

Last year some moron on FoxNews (of course) tried to tell Americans that there are Islamic no-go areas in my home town of Birmingham, The reaction of the people of Birmingham was one of hilarity, forcing the idiot to climb down in disgrace.

You should do the same.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2908019/Hilarious-responses-foxnewsfacts-claim-Birmingham-Muslim-city.html

The Purple Cow said...

"We know where most of ISIS are. They're in a couple cities in Syria and Iraq. Kill them off, and that's most of the money and logistical support for terrorism, gone."

I disagree. Firstly DAESH has outsourced its logistics support to independent self-actualising groups, so it's not like they have command and control systems that can be destroyed. The San Bernadino terrorists for instance worked in the name of DAESH, but were unknown to them.

Secondly the finances come largely from the sale of Oil ($3 million per day) and from wealthy Saudi Arabian backers, these sources will not dry up even under genocidal attack.

Thirdly the American Defence Department's assessment was that the US decision to bomb DAESH controlled areas, resulted in a flood of 19,000 new recruits - DAESH's best recruitment drive ever. So an all-out attack on DAESH will like lead to an increase in Daesh numbers at exactly the time when they are starting to struggle for manpower for the first time.

Finally, a military attack on DAESH would only feed the narrative that the West is out to destroy Islam, and will simply lead to the radicalisation of a new generation of politically disenfranchised young Muslims.

field negro said...

Oh those horrible Negroes putting their babies in ovens. Oh wait.....,PC, let me check out that link again....whoops, my bad.

MOT, u deserve a medal for trying to even reason with wingnuts. I gave up a long time ago.

As for that Gov in Alabama, that's par for the course with right-wing conservatives. Commit all kinds of immoral acts in secret and publicly condemn others for doing the same thing.

"I have sinned against thee"

Yeah right.

Make America Great Again said...

''No go zone'' is an American military term. So of course they would not exist is Europe. But are there places in Europe controlled by mooslims?? And has mooslims forced non-mooslims out of these areas? And are police hasten to go into these areas?

You betcha...


Remember Rotherham. These same folks told us muslim rape cover ups were '' Stupid urban legends, peddled heavily by Republican racists''...

Jono said...

"Enjoy what's left of your Hump Day, people." I feel like I was humped without being kissed.

PilotX said...

https://www.visitengland.com/northernengland/itineraries/nine-tastiest-treats-northern-england?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=display&utm_content=us_headlines_bettys&utm_campaign=northern_england_us#/

Is this true PC? Should I check these places out? Man, let me know when you road trip to London, I'll be there twice next month.

The Purple Cow said...

" But are there places in Europe controlled by moo slims??

No.

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" And has mooslims forced non-mooslims out of these areas?"

No.

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" And are police hasten to go into these areas?"

No.

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Charlie said...

Donald Trump will do more for blacks than Hillary Clinton will.

PilotX said...

"Donald Trump will do more for blacks than Hillary Clinton will."

Well that's because teh Blacks love the Donald.

LeRoy said...

How are you all doing on your March Madness brackets?

field negro said...

Not good, LeRoy. Not good.

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