Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Celebrity Apartheid Week: the Mid-Week Posting

It returned....

The Church has a new pope, Francis I. He is Argentinian, perhaps much to the dismay of Dennis Rodman who flew to Rome to support the African papal candidate:

After raising eyebrows by going to North Korea, former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman is continuing his bizarre global tour by visiting Rome — purportedly to help Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson become the first black pope.

But Rodman didn't seem too sure who he was supposed to be promoting when asked about it Wednesday. "From Africa, right?" Rodman asked, wearing a hat and T-shirt promoting the Irish betting firm that organized his trip.

Rodman said he was sure the next pope would be black and that he would like to meet him in Africa on his self-styled mission to promote world peace.

Even Rodman's plans to enter St. Peter's Square in a custom-built "pope-mobile" were uncertain Wednesday: The vehicle had been delayed by snow in northern Italy.

I'll forgo the disbelief and contempt for this man's vanity and ignorance and just remind one that this is the same yahoo who believes that North Korean concentration camps are not dissimilar from American ones.

Related: Obama once more insults the Holy See and its followers by sending a moron to meet with the new pope.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) defies Obama to shut down the government in order to pay for the nationalised health service no one wanted:

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced an amendment on Wednesday that would cut off all funds for Obamacare, a step he said Republicans should support and, if it were to pass in the House as well, could be sent to President Barack Obama to see if he’s “willing to try to shut the government down” over funding of the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare isn't going to pay for pre-existing conditions in children and will cover fewer people than expected.

That's the legacy you voted for, Americans.

(and I thank you)

Texas bans a needless special-interest group from schools.

Moving on...

It's time to pay his fair share:

Rep. Larry Bucshon submitted a bill today that would suspend the president’s pay when his budget is late.

The President’s Salary Suspended Unless Budget Measure Is On Time, or SUBMIT, Act, would suspend pay if the White House budget is not submitted by the statutory deadline, which is the first Monday in February.

“American families and small businesses have to budget their resources and they deserve a budget on time from their President,” said Buschon said in a statement. “The President should be held to the same standard as the American people and Congress and this bill sends that message.”

Obama has missed his budget deadline four of the five years he has been in office, and holds the record for latest budget submission at 98 days, according to Bucshon’s office.

The White House is not expected to submit a budget until the week of April 8, more than two months late.

It's about time he pulled his weight. In many countries, not having a budget would cause the government to fall.


The Democrats know how to put their women in place:

Carney Mocks Female Reporter, Says She Must Still Be Using Typewriter

What a loathsome little runt Jay Carney is. He thinks he can talk smack to whomever he likes simply because his boss is just as much of an @$$hole as he is.

The UN is a useless organisation and we should withdraw from it today:

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood sharply criticized an anticipated U.N. document on combatting violence against women, saying on Wednesday that it was "deceitful," clashed with Islamic principles and undermined family values.

The text of the document has not been published because negotiations are continuing, regarding how to address sexual violence and rights of women to control their sexuality as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Diplomats and observers tracking the debate are optimistic of agreement before the two-week meeting of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women wraps up Friday in New York. One participant said Egypt is seeking to introduce an opt-out clause to allow each country to implement the document according to its own traditions.

According to the Brotherhood, which has emerged as the most powerful political faction in Egypt since the 2011 uprising, the draft under discussion advocates sexual freedoms for women and the right to abortion "under the guise of sexual and reproductive rights."

In its strongly worded statement, the Brotherhood also decried the document's defense of homosexual rights, which are not recognized in Islam, and the equating between children born in and out of wedlock.
It said the title of the document addressing violence is "deceitful."

"It contains articles that clash with Islamic principles and its basics mentioned in the Quran (Islam's holy book) and in Islamic traditions," the Brotherhood statement said. "It eliminates Islamic values, and seeks to destroy the family ... which would lead to social disintegration."

It's all in the Koran, people. One would argue that Muslims have done as much work for the family as the UN has by assaulting- physically- pregnant women but I digress. The new pope once chastised priests who refused to baptise children of single mothers. But whatever one does, ignore the Brotherhood.

Carry on...


Kim Jong-Un knows not what he does:

North Korea's first public, senior-level mention of South Korea's first female president ended up being a sexist jab. The body that controls North Korea's military complained Wednesday about the "venomous swish" of her skirt. ...

The term "swish of skirt" is often used in Korean to describe women acting in a way seen as overly aggressive, such as housewives trying to micromanage all aspects of their children's educations.

Moon Mee-kyung, an analyst at the government-affiliated Korean Women's Development Institute in Seoul, called the North's use of the term an insult against South Korea and all women.

"We don't say a 'swish of pants' when describing men. The term disparages women as a group," she said.
North Korea, which is a strongly male-dominated society, has a history of making sexist comments about powerful women, including Park.

President Park is ajumma age meaning that unless Kim wants to know what a wedge heel up his bum feels like, he and his entourage better keep their fool mouths shut.

Related: I'm not sure how a country with an obesity problem is a starving nation and North Korea isn't but whatever:

“Drinking coffee made from snow, living in tents and buying guns to kill each other, especially children.”
“You’ll see there are no birds. They have been eaten by the people who live in these tents and corridors.”
“The American Red Cross supplies curtains for walls for the tents with material from North Korea.”
“This man, a former Republican candidate from Oregon, is having to get coffee made of snow from trucks.”
“People pass by, not caring, for they are in the same situation.”
“This is how they live in America: the poor, the lonely, the homosexual.”

Aren't you glad Chretien is out of public office?

A decade after Jean Chr├ętien risked the ire of the United States by declining to support its attack on Iraq, the former prime minister says Canada has lost some of the international stature that helped it take a more independent line.

He's Thomas Mulcair stupid!

(Two paws up)

And now, some feel wrestling masks are inappropriate but I say not always:

Skull Reaper A-ji won just 2,828 votes in the election, campaigning on a platform demanding educational reform and improved social welfare facilities, but that was sufficient for him to take a seat in the city council.
But even before he could attend his first meeting, other councillors suggested that it was inappropriate for a member of the assembly to wear a mask to conceal their identity.
But 44-year-old Skull Reaper A-ji resisted their requests that he remove his trademark item of clothing, a red-and-black leather mask similar to the "lucha libre" masks affected by wrestlers in Mexico.


Black Mamba said...

Osumashi, have you seen this? Does it strike you as authentic? The voiceover is acknowledged to be fake, the guy doesn't speak Korean.

Black Mamba said...

Oh, I see BCF already posted it. You'd think I'd read his blog. Never mind.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

The North Koreans are masters at amateur-looking propaganda. If they bothered to journey outside of North Korea, their propaganda might look a little better.