Wednesday Reads: Is Yo’ Kiddin’?

f9780cfdfd464ce4f04e9ebca2b61404The Plan is working!

Low expectations.


Pleasant surprises.


Real big ass surprises (if they are confirmed) that have cause for concern, and may bring other problems this year.


Revenge actions, expected. Carried out by creeps hell bent on showing us what genuine assholes they truly are.


One last thing.

While all this is going on…another lowly expectation is being carried out.

Something the GOP should be ecstatic about.

Is it a surprise that it is happening while all this other stuff is going on.


Of course not.

Now the links, to all I am taking about.  In dump fashion because as expected, I overslept and that means this “morning” thread is obscenely late. Which for y’all should come as absolutely NO surprise….whatsoever.



How Is Barack Obama Taking All Your Guns Away Today? | Wonkette

NRA declines to participate in Obama gun town hall –

House Republicans Will Vote to Repeal Obamacare and Kill People Today | The Bob and Chez Show | News and Politics Podcast and Blog

GOP’s Benghazi Committee passes ignominious milestone | MSNBC

Ammosexual Fondles AR-15 Replica Of Gift To Trump Throughout CNN Interview | Crooks and Liars

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N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test – SFGate

North Korea claims hydrogen bomb tested successfully –



Global stocks off on China, North Korea worries; oil tumbles | Reuters

A snub for China, North Korea’s reported nuclear test shows Beijing’s waning influence – The Washington Post

The Latest: Experts Seek ‘Smoking Gun’ for NKorea Explosion –

White House Disputes North Korea’s Claim of Hydrogen Bomb Test –

White House: No evidence to support North Korean ‘hydrogen bomb’ claim – The Washington Post

U.N. Security Council vows action against North Korea; White House has doubts on nuclear test claims – LA Times

U.S., experts cast doubt on North Korea’s H-bomb claim | Reuters

UN Preparing New Sanctions Against DPRK




Donald Trump Tells Fox Obama’s Tears Were ‘Sincere’: ‘I’ll Probably Go Down 5 Points For Saying That’ | Crooks and Liars

Fox pundit: Oregon militia are not ‘thugs’ like black protesters because they fight ‘government gone wild’



Germans outraged by mayor’s advice for women after raft of harassment – The Washington Post

The War Against German Women Has Been Raging All Along | Sabrina Hoffmann

Reports of Attacks on Women in Germany Heighten Tension Over Migrants –

When the Menstrual Cycle Becomes a Question of Human Rights | Siddharth Chatterjee

Shakesville: “Religious Liberty” and Reproductive Rights

Florida Reports Backlog of 13,000 Rape Kits | Al Jazeera America




Cop savagely beats Hawaiian man after he performs native ‘healing prayer’ near seal on the beach

UK parliament to debate banning Trump | TheHill

Why the Feds Punk Out When Confronting White Rightwing Insurgents | Black Agenda Report

Oregon Sheriff: Armed Occupiers Will Face Charges, Have Been Stalking BLM and USFWS Families – Little Green Footballs

The Bundy insurrection isn’t an “occupation,” it’s terrorism – AMERICAblog News



Obama Administration Begins Large-Scale Deportations | ThinkProgress

Don’t open your door. Ask for a warrant when a stranger knocks on your door. Memorize the phone numbers of relatives and lawyers.

These are just some of the pieces of advice that immigrant advocates have been giving Central Americans who entered the country after May 2014, now that the Obama administration has begun an aggressive immigration operation targeting them for deportation in the new year.

Over the weekend, at least 121 Central American individuals primarily from Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina were taken into custody and are now in the process of being repatriated to their countries of origin.

The recent raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency mark “the first large-scale effort to deport families who have fled violence in Central America,” according to the Washington Post, which first reported about the operation toward the end of last month.

“This is consistent with the kinds of priorities that the President himself has talked about; that our enforcement efforts need to be focused on deporting felons, not families, and with a particular focus on individuals who have only recently crossed the border,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Monday.

But immigrant advocates say the phrase — which Obama adopted in November 2014 to assure people that his administration would prioritize deportation for criminal immigrants — rings hollow given that families were the focus of the weekend raids.

“President Obama continues to cement his legacy as Deporter-in-Chief,” Cristina Jimenez, the managing director of United We Dream, an immigrant advocacy group, said. She likened the weekend raid to something that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who espouses extreme anti-immigrant views, would do. “Raids and ICE activity reported in shopping centers, near parks and churches have forced families to miss work and avoid sending their children to school today.”

Stubborn Elephant Seal Who Repeatedly Tried to Cross Bay Area Highway Gives Birth | KTLA

A picture of Tolay the elephant seal with her new pup born at Point Reyes National Seashore. (Credit: Jim Rolka / Marine Mammal Center)

A picture of Tolay the elephant seal with her new pup born at Point Reyes National Seashore. (Credit: Jim Rolka / Marine Mammal Center)

This is an open thread.


6 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Is Yo’ Kiddin’?”

  1. Fannie says:

    Thank you JJ. I can’t bare to read much today, after reviewing all the hate from GOP towards our President, and making fun of him yesterday.

    Hannity had this thing about Hillary, the Swift boaters are after her……..the ones who were in Libya. I can even see straight to research that shit, it’s same as with Kerry.

  2. dakinikat says:

    That’s a lot of links! I love the cartoons!

  3. Ron4Hills says:

    Ok, help me someone. I am trying to understand this woman Deneen Borelli.

    What on earth could be described more aptly as “government gone wild” than so called “PEACE OFFICERS” shooting unarmed citizens in the street?

    It just goes to show you: 1) Conservatives love property, hate people, 2) some people are will to say anything to advance a political agenda.

    This woman really ought to be ashamed of herself.

  4. joanelle says:

    Remember the play: Stop the World I want to get Off?
    Everything is totally out of control. Either there are no adults in charge or they’re unwilling to step up. OMG!

  5. NW Luna says:

    Amid Oregon federal land takeover, a white man just can’t catch a break

    “Do they know we took over a federal facility?”
    “I mean, it’s only a wildlife refuge in the boonies, but it’s still federal property, ain’t it?”
    “So that’s treason or somethin’, right?”

    “…If 180 Mexican illegals h”ad shot it out, you think you wouldn’t know about it? Hell, it would have been the top news story of the year! The blacks, the Muslims, the Mexicans, they get all the attention they want even when they’re not doin’ nothin’, but guys who look like you and me, we get bupkes. What do we need, bikini girls? For criminy sake, we’re committing armed insurrection against the federal government! Ain’t that enough?