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December 1, 2015

Man arrested near hospital after he threatened to shoot surviving Planned Parenthood attack victim

Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was on lockdown earlier today after threats were received:

Colorado Springs police are looking for a "suspicious person" Monday afternoon at Memorial Hospital after he allegedly made threats to shoot one of the wounded victims from Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting, according to police.

Heavy police activity was spotted in the area around the hospital and now police believe they have their suspect.

It’s frightening the new suspect not only made threats to one of the surviving victims, but was located near the hospital. Hats off the the Colorado Springs police for acting quickly. There is no word on who received the threats and what the motive might’ve been for another shooting.

Asshole influenced by conservative assholes.
November 29, 2015

And then there is this asshole: GOP Senator Calls Veteran’s Care ‘Entitlement’ We ‘Can’t Afford'

GOP Senator Calls Veteran’s Care ‘Entitlement’ We ‘Can’t Afford’
Author: Ryan Denson June 14, 2014 1:10 am
The next time any Republican accuses President Obama or the Democrats of not supporting our veterans, please point them in the direction of Republican senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama who, along with only two other Senators – both Republican – voted against the bi-partisan veterans bill which aimed to ease the healthcare delays for veterans by giving them more access to private care and allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs the funds to open more clinics and hire more medical staff. It passed the House of Representatives unanimously.

But Sessions wasn’t feeling that bi-partisan “support the troops” facade that the GOP loves to paint:

“I feel strongly we’ve got to do the right thing for our veterans. But I don’t think we should create a blank check, an unlimited entitlement program, now.”

This, coming from the party who charged America 24 billion dollars for an immigrant to read Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor.

More turds of wisdom from the Alabama Asshole.

Any active duty or veteran soldier that votes Republican deserves to get shit on when they open their mouths about voting for shooting themselves in the foot. How can you vote for people who use you to shoot up their contributor's bottom lines on your blood, then tell you to fuck off after you come back broken, asking for the benefits and services promised to you when you enlisted?

Oh, I know why. . .because Democrats are pussies, right?
November 28, 2015

Friends here in KL I made in my first week.

My landlords are ethnic Malay muslims.

The three teachers in my department are Hindus from India. Two are married and I didn't even have to ask.

The friends I have made are a Jordanian Muslim, a Yemenese Muslim, an Egyptian Muslim and an Indonesian Muslim. Tonight I meet with them a Muslim Bangladeshi runway model.

And, to the surprise of no one with a brain, none of them are ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda and none hate me for being Jewish.

Who woulda thunk, right?

November 23, 2015

First week in Malaysia - An expat's DU journal

Welcome to my journal. I was requested, when I first announced in the lounge I got a job in Kuala Lumpur, to write and send photos. I'll start with writing. How did my first week go?

Well, my school is awesome. Selective private schools are the best. The students looked at me funny when I spoke fluent Mandarin, sometimes better than the Malay Chinese.

1: Coconuts cost less than $1. Nothing better on a hot November day (yes, I said hot) than ice cold coconut milk straight out of the coconut.

2: Food here is amazing and cheap. And it's all Haalal, which is good for someone who keeps kosher.

3: Rain, rain and more downpours. Did I mention rain?

4: It take a few days to get used to seeing all the Muslim head dress. Next time some cocksucker in the States says "all Muslims are. . .," tell them about Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and the Hui Chinese Muslims. Then punch the motherfucker for being a racist turd. Don't forget Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, East Timor and the massive Muslim minorities in Singapore and southern Thailand.

5: Obama was here and it screwed up the city. Roads were closed. It was a mess.

6: I went to a bar on the 33rd floor of a fancy hotel. It had a pool in the middle and it rained while I was swimming and drinking.

7: Coffee here is cheap and good.

8: The school is interviewing my wife for an elementary position, so both of us may be working in the same place starting in February.

9: Finally, schools here start in January and end in November. I teach nine classes a week, but am in administration so I have those duties. But the fun is I only teach 167 days a year, not including 23 testing days. I have so many holiday days it's great! And it's a 12 month contract with bonuses.

Enjoying life here.

November 23, 2015

‘I’m not comfortable flying with un-American bigots’: Twitter hammers Southwest Airlines

November 21, 2015
Adam Lidgett
Posted with permission from International Business Times

Days after news broke that two men were barred from boarding an airplane because a fellow passenger was afraid to fly with them after hearing the two speaking Arabic, people on Twitter lashed out against Southwest Airlines for the incident. The two men, Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad, said they were profiled in Chicago’s Midway airport Wednesday trying to get to Philadelphia, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, reported.

Both men are originally from Palestine, moving to the United States about 15 years ago. Trying to leave Chicago after visiting family, they were stopped at the gate and told apologetically by a gate agent they weren’t allowed on board.

Assholes on parade

My wife is a Chinese national. Americans are shitting their pants over the Chinese too. I wonder if this will happen to her on her puddle jumper flight to LA the day she goes back to home. After all, she isn't a white Christian Murikan. God damn, my country sucks these days.
November 21, 2015

How many white people will rally around and support taking on the extremists in Mali

I mean, there were crickets when it happened in Kenya last year, Nigeria since 2009 and Beirut last week. Except some dumbass hashtag that did little to "bring our girls back."

I guess only white lives matter. Oh, I'm white too.

November 20, 2015

So, apparently the ASEAN conference is happening about 2 KM from my apartment

here in Petaling Jaya. Woo hoo. The traffic is so screwed here.

You know how hard it is to convince people that just because I'm American, I do not have unfettered access to President Obama.

If I see him (unlikely), I'll try to get a photo.

November 5, 2015

Recipe for a good steak

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