UF/UF 135: TRUMP! and Synchronized Swimming

The Republican circus finally has their monkey. The question is can they keep his feces tossing under control till November. God this is going to be fun.

Also, were you aware synchronized swimmers at the Lympics suffer head trauma akin to NFL and NHL athletes? Me neither. We do a deep dive on that tonight. (See what I did there) Click the link you crazy monkeys and get an up close and personal of your new overlord.

UF/UF 135: TRUMP! and Synchronized Swimming

Synchro Swimmers Lives Matter. (SSLM)

Synchro Swimmers Lives Matter. (SSLM)

UF/UF 134: The Rule of Law

Timing is everything. We went off the air just before the murder of 5 police officers in Dallas took place. If you’re looking for commentary on that, this episode is not it.

We went on the air just as the State Department announced it was re-opening it’s own internal investigation into Secretary Clinton and her illegal e-mail server.

In UF/UF 134 we roast the ridiculousness that is the FBI, DOJ, and the lack of rule of law when it comes to Secretary Clinton.

Check back next week for our thoughts on Dallas and the State Department. Until then click the link and listen to two non-lawyers try to understand the FBI and Dept of Justice.

UF/UF 134: The Rule of Law

 

End of Watch

End of Watch

 

 

Nadia’s story

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Nadia

On June 21st, in front of the U.S Senate Homeland Security Committee, a young lady named Nadia Murad Basee Taho  testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee about her experiences as a young Yazidi at the hands of ISIS.

I’ve linked it below. I’ll put some excerpts in this post, but you need to read the whole thing yourself.

Here’s  the first excerpt.

Unlike others attacked, the Yazidis were denied a third choice – the ability to pay Jeziyah or leave.

Daesh said we were not “People of the Book” – essentially authorizing our men to be killed, our women and children to be enslaved, our property to be confiscated. We were powerless.

More than 3,000 Yazidi men, women and children were killed in two weeks. Hundreds of disabled and elderly that could not escape were slaughtered. Tens of thousands of Yazidi watched in a 75-mile march from Mount Sinjar without water with many getting killed along the way.

Daesh killed my mother and six brothers in one day.

Meanwhile, our esteemed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in a speech about the Orlando shootings, said “people often act out of more than one motivation,” and Mateen’s true motive “may never be known.”

Here’s Nadia in her testimony: (I added the emphasis)

The Yazidis are experiencing holocaust anew. We suffer a human brutality, murder, sex slavery, and forced displacement.

I have seen Daesh, I have lived under their barbaric rule, I well know the Daesh intention. And they make it clear in their statements.

Daesh intends to rule and destroy the whole world.

The attack on Orlando was so motivated. San Bernardino was so motivated. I send condolences to the families and friends of all victims. There will be more.  

Orlando will be repeated if the world doesn’t put an end such terrorism. There is no sanctuary. With today’s weapons and bioterror, no place is safe for anyone!  Daesh is powerful. And it has been helped.  

In the same Senate hearing, Subhi Nahas, a Syrian refugee and a gay man, testified this:

My personal story mirrors the stories of many other LGBT individuals, but I am one of the few fortunate refugees who has been accepted for resettlement in the United States.  I fled from my country because an organized group of militants threatened me solely because they perceived me as gay.

Further:

While ISIS is in the public eye as the most notorious extremist group in Syria and Iraq, it may come as a surprise that their methodology –when it comes to the treatment of LGBT people– is similar to many other groups, including governments themselves. Government regimes in the region prescribe, at the least, harsh punishments for LGBT residents, and, at the worst, the death penalty.  There is no haven for LGBT people in Syria, even for young gay men that ISIS uses as sex slave.

And yet, our Attorney General is struggling to understanding the motive. I can only assume that as the AG, she is an intelligent woman and not a dumbass, and that the remaining option is that she’s an agenda driven liar. A not unfamiliar circumstance in this administration (It was a video, remember).

Loretta Lynch went on to say that the most effective response to terrorism “is love.”

Nadia:

I am one of thousands of Yazidi girls that were taken captive by the so-called Islamic State. I had a normal life before August 3rd 2014. I lived with my mother and siblings in peace. Our people go back thousands of years in the heartland of Mesopotamia where civilization was first started.

I was going to high school; I had dreams like every girl in the world.

I wanted to become a teacher and build a family.

My community of about half million people never harmed anyone. We lived in peace with Muslims, Christians and other groups, religious or no.

But our peaceful ways did not save us. The Islamic State militants attacked us in Sinjar with the clear intention to destroy the Yazidi people as a distinctive, non-Muslim religious group.

The Yazidis were given a choice: convert or die.

Apparently, “Love” did not work for young Nadia or the Yazidi people.

Lynch, please take a minute to read some of the testimony going on in the Senate. Your deception treats people like morons.

I hope some of those grand-standing idiots sitting on their dumb-asses in the house took a couple of minutes to download and read some of this testimony.

My last excerpt from young Nadia:

I am sad that the world doesn’t focus on bringing such genocidal perpetrators to accountability. It’s painful to me as a survivor to see a world that turns away, averting its eyes, ignoring the worst crimes.

Some are old enough to remember what happened in Germany and other places. The civilized world did not act until it was too late.

The Yazidis are experiencing holocaust anew. We suffer a human brutality, murder, sex slavery, and forced displacement.

I have seen Daesh, I have lived under their barbaric rule, I well know the Daesh intention. And they make it clear in their statements.

Daesh intends to rule and destroy the whole world.

But Loretta Lynch may never know the motive.

I’m not sure how much longer the world can endure this administration.

When the Genocide Convention was passed by the United Nations in 1948, the world said “Never Again.”

I’m always cynical when people say “If we don’t learn from history we’re bound to repeat it.”

Please, read the testimonies for yourself.

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/the-ideology-of-isis

UF/UF 132: Haters Gonna Hate

Who do you like for Prez? More to the point, who do you hate the least. That appears to be what the race for the White House has come to. Hill-dogg rebuilt her lead over Trump, up by 12pts now. But it also appears the country, no matter of party, hates both of them with equal vigor.

We’ll sort it out, but you gotta click. Go ahead. I dare you.

UF/UF 132: Haters Gonna Hate

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A race to the bottom?

A race to the bottom?

Also we put God on the spot with the Five Easy Questions we’d ask when we take the eternal dirt nap. Don’t miss it.

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Please don’t tell me that’s all you’ve got, Mr. President

I listened to the President’s speech today. Here’s the four things I took from it.

  • We’re ramping up on ISIS
  • Gun control of assault weapons
  • I’m tired of being told I won’t say “Islamic Terrorism”
  • Don’t elect Donald Trump

What a shame that you make a tragedy into political talking points. Here’s what I think. I remember about 18 months ago, when, in your words, you said “ISIS is the JV squad, they’re nothing to worry about.” So, forgive me if I don’t trust a word you say about the subject, because the facts show you have no idea what you’re talking about.

Now, about the assault weapons control. It’s not beyond my realm of thinking to think that if someone is on a no fly list, they shouldn’t be able to buy an assault weapon. In spite of my conservative friends, I don’t think it’s unreasonable. Yet, when that’s your only talking point…..France has some of the strictest gun controls. Belgium has strict gun laws. Did you hear about what happened there? Nobody screamed “ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN” because they already have that.

It’s a political talking point.

So please, after 7 ½ years of being President, with, supposedly, the best and brightest available to you, please don’t tell me that “assault weapons ban” is all you’ve got after 50 of our American citizens have been gunned down. 100 shot.

Please don’t tell me that’s all you’ve got. I mean, I know that it is, but it’s frightening.

Could you at least give me, let’s say, a “five point plan?” Three point plan? This is a complex problem. Please tell me you’ve thought about this and you and your geniuses could come up with something other than a gun ban?

Just an aside, read this, and then check out the referenced article.

 

Suicide Attacks

“Unlike what people usually think, last year was not exceptionally ‘wild’ as regards suicide attacks. There were far fewer attacks than in 2014, although the number of fatalities remained almost the same — 4,370 people killed in 2015 as compared with 4,400 people the year before.”

Which means, “To put it another way, the terror attacks are more deadly.”

Schweitzer elaborates: “As far as the number of suicide attackers, there were roughly 735 in 2015 as compared with 937 the previous year. As regards the ratio of suicide attackers to terror attacks, there were almost two suicide attackers per terror attack in 2014, and the statistic for 2015 is not too far from that either.”

“The largest increase for the year was in Africa,” Schweitzer says, “with 122 suicide attacks in 2015 as compared with 32 terror attacks in 2014. The responsible party is Wilayat Gharb Ifriqiyya, the Islamic State’s West African group, formerly known as Boko Haram and Ansaru, which joined IS last March. In 2015, 96 suicide attacks took place in Nigeria, 13 in Cameroon, eight in Chad and five in Niger.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/450-of-452-suicide-attacks-in-2015-were-by-muslim-extremists-study-shows/

Read it yourself.  Thousands and thousands of innocent people murdered. Not one mention of an assault rifle. You know, not to make a point or anything.

As far as the “Islamic Terrorism” or “Islamic Extremism” thing, and what you call it, yea, it matters. It’s like saying that a guy that held up a Quick Mart on a Friday night to buy a bottle gin is the same as the Mafia because “Well, they both broke the law.” See, those are not the same. Yes, understanding the difference might indicate you have an approach or know how to combat it. It would signal to the world that you know what you’re talking about, which we know is not true. I understand that it’s not your ideology, but you’re wrong.

Ironically, you’re going to get Donald Trump elected.

Congratulations.

 

 

UF/UF 131: Hillary Feelin the Bern?

Can she put him away? Can she avoid a jail stay? Is Joe ready to play? All these pithy questions and more will be answered tonight on UF/UF 131 Hillary Feelin the Bern? Plus a revival of sorts. The game show sweeping the nation, Know Your Obama, has be refurbished to Know Your Clinton. Don’t miss it!

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UF/UF 131: Hillary Feelin the Bern?

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The dark side I feel in you, Hill-dogg.

The dark side I feel in you, Hill-dogg.

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UF/UF 130: On the outside looking in.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier, it does. It just does. What’s the crazy de jour you ask? How about a third party candidate with more momentum than the 2nd place Dem candidate, and the 2nd place Dem candidate engaging in a live debate with the Republican front runner, leaving out the Dem front runner. Get all that? Yeah, me neither.

Click the link and we’ll unravel it all for you. I promise.

UF/UF 130: On the outside looking in.

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Help us Hill-dogg you're our only hope!

Help us Hill-dogg you’re our only hope!

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