The Last Daily Derp Of 2016: Obama's Final Derpy Days

I have no idea what Obama is trying to accomplish in his final days as President. Past Presidents passed their time giving out pardons and solidifying their legacy by saving seals or forests or something.

Not Obama though. Nope. No, he has to go and, well, I'm not sure what. He seems to be flailing around trying to find something it seems. That 'something' looks like is Putin and Russia and their alleged 'meddling' in the U.S. elections. So much for the 1980s wanting their Cold War back, eh?

When it comes to Russia, Obama doesn't know what he wants. 

In any event, his latest action was to ask 35 Russian diplomats leave the country. It's a head scratcher indeed. Then again, his entire foreign policy legacy has been one incoherent mess; so much for three-dimensional chess playing. I can't point to one foreign policy piece de resistance (Cuba? Maybe. Iran? I don't think so. Paris Agreement? Meh). Every move he has made has not advanced U.S. interest or enhanced its status. The Russian angle is especially interesting because here's a country ('Member when Obama 'meddled' in the Ukraine and Brexit? I 'member) that's managed to out maneuver Obama in the Middle-East thus making Russia the key player in the region there despite not having the gargantuan and superior capabilities of the United States. I guess you can say Obama has misused American might in his miscalculations. It didn't help he didn't exactly have abled minds in Hillary and John Kerry; one as incompetent and the other as uninspiring. 

And with Obama's latest stunt only opened up a door for Putin to yet again outplay him as he did by saying Russia would not retaliate. 

It's also interesting to note that all this time Obama took no action against Russia and now all of a sudden they're a problem? Over a phishing email Podesta opened up they now pass off as a hack? Forget that, you know, Hillary had an illegal private unsecured server making it easy for literally any hacker in any country to break into.

Quite the distraction but stay on cue please.

These are the cynical actions of a President complete lacking in leadership choosing to put party and politics above the nation. There's no reason to do this and it's meant to disrupt the 'smooth transition' for President-Elect Trump. It's deliberate and unfortunate. Not only was this administration one of the least transparent in modern times, it was also extremely hostile to the press.

Apparently, if you didn't report what The White House told you, you were deemed part of the 'fake news.' This is their petty game really.

Oh, before I forget, about Hillary:

It's also worth noting Russia and the U.S. share intelligence information including about terrorism. Why the Americans would want to jeopardize this useful partnership is perplexing.

The Democrat party of the United States in the last eight years manage to lose the narrative and plot.

Hey, his legacy can still be salvaged. After all, he can just say he 'inherited a mess' and Bush.



The best summation of Obama's foreign policy comes from a quote pulled from the Internet (I forget where - so shout out to who ever said it:

"George W. Bush fucked up the entire world like a virus. And Obama continued that fuck up."



Contradictory statements was a feature not a bug during the Obama years:

"...Obama; and the best way that could be decided upon to issue the reversal was by this indirect one, which would be sourced to his subordinate Nuland, so that Kerry himself wouldn’t have to be the person contradicting himself, and so that the blame for the actually anti-Minsk-agreement position of the U.S. President himself would go instead to Nuland, whom everybody already knows to be a “neo-conservative,” and a hardliner against Russia — and would definitely not go to the Nobel Peace Prize winning U.S. President, Barack Obama.
In other words: the President, who had been behind the February 2014 coup that instigated Russia’s defensive measure of protecting its main naval base (ever since 1783) in Crimea and so Russia’s accepting the overwhelming desire of Crimea’s residents on 16 March 2014 to become again a part of Russia (of which Crimea had always been a part until 1954), wanted to move forward again with the war in Ukraine, and with the resulting sanctions against Russia, all of which were part of Obama’s plan ever since at least the summer of 2013, when the organizing of the overthrow of Yanukovych had started at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.
But it still doesn't answer 'why'? Why is Obama antagonizing Russia?
"...The people who say that Obama doesn’t have a plan are simply ignoring it. The evidence is very clear what the plan is. And it is succeeding: it’s a war-plan against Russia.
This 'fake news' crap is for idiots. 

No. Seriously. You're an idiot if you bought the bit.

Anyway. About that 'fake news' so rampant on the right.

Problem is ('Member the time NBC edited videos and Brian Williams and plagiarism at the New York Times and Dan Rather and...takes deep breath...I 'member), the left have been making shit up before, during and after Trump's election.

I'm going to go ahead and put Greenwald in the professional, principled liberal category. Not to be mistaken with the unprofessional, unprincipled progressive category:

"...This article, instead, is about a report published this week by The Guardian that recklessly attributed to Assange comments that he did not make. This article is about how those false claims — fabrications, really — were spread all over the internet by journalists, causing hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions) to consume false news. The purpose of this article is to underscore, yet again, that those who most flamboyantly denounce Fake News, and want Facebook and other tech giants to suppress content in the name of combating it, are often the most aggressive and self-serving perpetrators of it."


Oh, speaking of unGreenwalds.

Why the left are intellectually bankrupt and lack principles:

"Reich in September 2016 Will Trump refuse to concede if he loses the election? Republican Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky told religious conservatives that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, blood might have to be shed. "I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don't have to do it physically," Bevin said Saturday. "But that may, in fact, be the case." Recently, Trump's close adviser Roger Stone warned that if Clinton were to "steal" the election, her inauguration would "mean civil disobedience, not violence, but it will be a bloodbath. The government will be shut down if they attempt to steal this and swear Hillary in. No, we will not stand for it. We will not stand for it."

Regardless of what Trump and his troops are planning, this kind of rhetoric is irresponsible and dangerous. A democracy depends on a peaceful transition of government. To suggest otherwise is to fan the flames of paranoia and violence."

Reich today.

Any questions?


The Unhinged:

The bizarre and erratic story of Kurt Eichenwald.

Maine man threatens to not supply propane to people who voted for Trump.

NYT reporter asks why can't we just assassinate conservatives?

Republicans consider ending the Republic as we know it: That Supreme Court Stonewall May Not Crumble Anytime Soon

Aaaand, one Christine Fair of Georgetown University.

As you read her mental screeds, recall she's an associate professor of Peace and Security studies.

Ladies and gentlemen, your tolerant progressives.

They were all 'joking'. Naturally.


Paging Lloyd Braun:

"...At a time when many are decrying the end of civility, a Miami attorney has launched a proposal to persuade people to be more civil to each other. And it comes with teeth: specific guidelines and even civility courts to hand down punishments like community hours.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article121634457.html#storylink=cpy

What is it with bureaucrats and their fetish and obsession to criminalize behaviour?

I'm guessing someone is going to set her aside and ask if she's retarded. I hope because this can't and won't end well if it happens.

Besides, Saudi Arabia has something similar. They call it Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. 


Do they really want to go there?


What a horrible story from Wilfrid Laurier University. There can be but ONE solution here. Give Dosman his job back and tell the students to fuck off. Thankfully, people are treating this with the same shock and dismay I am.

For students who know better but may feel compelled to join in on these tyrannical witch hunts. Listen up.

If you purposely take someone's right to earn a living away based on stupidity, that makes you evil. Full stop.



Speaking of mob rule:

Andrea Bocelli backs off performing at Trump's inauguration because of, well, you know (points over shoulder), the unhinged among his fan base.


Media misleading the public on Syria. 


No shit.


Feds want to track private cars.

Hackers and security experts say it's a bad idea.

Who do you believe?

This shouldn't take too long to answer.


Those are some really strange, frightening and ugly fish.


Neil de Grasse Tyson is popular not because he makes science fun or relatable (dude half the time is talking nonsense mixing politics into his unrefined philosophical musings) but - I contend - is a result of indifference and ignorance about science.

'I fucking love science' is not about loving science.

It's good science has a spokesperson but really, we can do without the venturing off into Rationalia ventures.

Stick to one's area of expertise. If not, you end up (points over shoulder) like this guy Paul Krugman. Talking progressive gibberish in a gimp outfit.


Critical Mathematics Pedagogues.

What is it? Sounds awesome!

There are some really dangerously stupid people in academia.


Bad science. Sugar wars:

"...A report published last fall found that government nutrition rules have been and are still based more on money and politics than sound science."

No shit.

More examples of not considering the 'unseen'.



Adding up the cost of Hillary's wars.


The New York Times to vacate and rent out eight floors in their midtown office building. Will consolidate staff on redesigned floors.

Oh dear. There go the Russians being all hacky again. When will we stop fake news!
Sink away pals.



This is a sane assessment of Hillary's loss.

Not that it should matter. What difference does it make at this point?!


Remember, this is the left:

Ideology before humanity.


IRS parasites.

And these scumbags probably high fived one another for lives their ruined.


End the war on fake news lest you be shut down. Censorship is all we're going to accomplish.

This is very troubling now.


Part of Obama's legacy:

"...The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution."


See the published Wikileaks Hillary/Podesta emails for yourself.


More bad science and the soda tax. Harvard study reveals reality is a bitch.

"There is no real world evidence that they have the slightest effect on calorie consumption, let alone obesity. They are stealth taxes which allow governments to pick the pockets of the poor,"

This week in social engineering and income theft passing off as science...


According to Wikileaks and other sources, it wasn't Russia but people from inside the DNC who outed Hillary.


The real numbers of how many people are now insured under Obamacare. It's less than the 20 million claimed by the government.


Michigan Marxist vegan restaurant closes.

Gee, I wonder...why?


Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Yes, he's a Democrat. Need you ask?


A scandal (and incompetent) ridden party barely into its second year.

When it comes to fundraising, the Liberal party of Canada are similar to their counterparts down in the US. They squawk and cry about ethics and getting money out of politics, but they engage in the very activities they scorn.

I wonder that that makes...them?


Trump is no Objectivist:

"...Objectivists are ideologues in the best sense of the word. We’re people who think big ideas and abstract principles are important. Rand titled one of her non-fiction books Philosophy: Who Needs It—note the absence of a question mark. This also is not what you think of when you think of Trump. Most Objectivists recognize him as a pragmatist in the worst sense of that word: as someone without fixed convictions and principles and without any sense that he needs to have them.
While we don’t have high expectations for Trump, we’re happy to see some Rand fans going into his cabinet, and we hope that her love for the cause of freedom and individual rights and for the virtues of integrity and independence will have some significant influence on them. That’s the kind of ideological conspiracy the country could really use right now."


Warren's witch hunt progressive populism is exactly what America doesn't need:

"...The hedge fund manager she condemned was Whitney Tilson, who runs Kase Capital. Ms. Warren — the fiery Massachusetts Democrat who is known for her stern mistrust of Wall Street — called him out by saying, “Tilson knows that, despite all the stunts and rhetoric, Donald Trump isn’t going to change the economic system.” Then she added, “The next four years are going to be a bonanza for the Whitney Tilsons of the world.”

There’s one rather glaring problem with Ms. Warren’s attack: Mr. Tilson happens to be one of the few financial executives who publicly fought Mr. Trump’s election and supported Hillary Clinton. A lifelong Democrat who was involved in helping to start Teach for America, Mr. Tilson also happened to be one of the rare Wall Street executives who had donated to Ms. Warren and actively sought new regulations for the industry. Recently, he gave Mrs. Clinton $1,000 so he could see Ms. Warren speak at a campaign fund-raiser. (He’s also far, far from a billionaire.)"


And these people want to rule a country.

Typo may have caused Podesta email hack.

I gotta ask. Was it even a "hack" in the strictest and classic sense?


Well, is that interesting....

                        "...While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA's analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, said the officials, who declined to be named.

                         The position of the ODNI, which oversees the 17 agency-strong U.S. intelligence community, could give Trump fresh ammunition to dispute the CIA assessment, which he rejected as "ridiculous" in his weekend remarks, and press his assertion that no evidence implicates Russia in the cyber attacks."

"...Last week the French National Assembly approved a plan by the Socialist government to outlaw pro-life websites. The proposal goes far beyond consumer-protection efforts; it prohibits sites based on point of view."

France, as we knew it, is gone.

Dead perhaps. 

"...Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers."
The rise of the fascist progressive left.

Besides Russia...and Eastern Europe...this administration has also antagonized Israel.


Don't judge Obama on his words. They mean nothing.

Judge his actions.

"...But more quietly, Obama has continued to expand the power of the president to wage covert war. The Washington Post reported last month that Obama was elevating Joint Special Operations Command – the government’s high-level team for global killing missions – into a “ new multiagency intelligence and action force,” with expanded power to launch attacks on terrorist groups around the world."

Lecturing Trump about needing to restrain the expansion of Presidential power (along with not engaging in Executive Order abuse) is quite impressive in its epic trolling of 'doing as I say, not as I do.'


Let's take a break and indulge in a feel good story.

92 year-old Saskatchewan resident and former military man - Lorne Figley-  world's oldest plumber.


History of the fillibuster.


Obama's final family vacation to Hawaii cost taxpayers $4.8 millions.


And finally a new documentary titled Poverty Inc. is out.  I haven't seen it but seems interesting.

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