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September 02, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (9-2-2014)

Well the Summer of Obama is finally over so it's time to put away those white gloves and shoes and get ready for world events to start happening once again.

The Venezuelan Socialist Party Has a New Prayer

And no I'm not making this up:

"Our Chavez who art in heaven, the earth, the sea and we delegates," red-shirted delegate Maria Estrella Uribe recited on Monday at the PSUV party Congress.

"Hallowed be your name, may your legacy come to us so we can spread it to people here and elsewhere. Give us your light to guide us every day," she said in front of an image of Chavez.

"Lead us not into the temptation of capitalism, deliver us from the evil of the oligarchy, like the crime of contraband, because ours is the homeland, the peace and life forever and ever. Amen. Viva Chavez!" she exclaimed to applause.

I suspect they were inspired by a certain well-known prayer and the lyrics of the East German national anthem:

Hail, hail East Germany, land of fruit and grape
Land where you'll regret if you try to escape
No matter if you tunnel under or take a running jump at the wall
Forget it, the guards will kill you, if the electrified fence doesn't first.


Amidst Invasion of Ukraine Putin Reminds the World That Russia Has Nukes and Knows How to Use Them

You know it's been a while since we've heard this kind of old school threat of nuclear devastation. Can't say I really miss it.

Wait - Even Rand Paul Has a Hawkish, Warmongerly Plan to Defeat ISIS?

We Have Just 9 Years Left to Save All Cats and Dogs!!

From the Great Kitten & Puppy Extinction of 2023. Apparently the only way to prevent this is via carbon taxes, monorails, and throwing the Ring of Warming into the solar fires of Mt. Sustainable Energy.

(okay okay I may have made the ring thing up but all the rest seems to be part of official climate change dogma)


Liberals: Obama is the First President to Ever Be So Publicly Criticized

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country's borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.

Apparently the writers of this nonsense were in comas during most of the last Bush administration.


The LA Times Has a New Euphemism for 'Undocumented Workers'

They're now 'informal workers' who labor 'unofficially'. Anything to avoid the fact that they're aliens who are in this country illegally. May I suggest the compromise phrase, 'informal illegal aliens'?

Is saying "Take back America!" racist when Joe Biden says it?

And is he aware that he's been vice president of the United States for six years?

My Students Pay Too Much for College. Blame Reagan.

Well sure why not. It's not that college tuition has been growing faster than inflation for nearly four decades - it's just that the state isn't paying enough to universities says the tenured professor.

The UK NHS is Just So Awesome and Free That It's Literally a Crime to Try and Escape It

Apple: Don't Blame Us For All The Hacked Pics

Personal accounts of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and other celebs were all individually targeted by hackers, and Apple's iCloud security system was not to blame ... according to Apple.

Apple now says after nearly 2 days of investigating ... their research shows the hackers broke into each celeb's iCloud and/or iPhone accounts by using actual usernames, passwords and security codes.


COPS - Filmed Live on Location in Liberia Edition

In today's episode an ebola patient has escaped quarantine and is wandering through a market looking for food.

Adam Carolla Being Sued by Former Longtime Friend, Donny 'The Weeze' Misraje

This is the first I've ever heard of this lawsuit and I suspect that even with out a written contract he might have something of a case if he has emails showing promises were made.

Man's decision to always carry a large purple dildo with him finally pays off

The AoSHQ group. Watch yer cornhole.

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