Arguably the Queen of Hoosegow Hotties is Meagan Simmons, a Florida wife and mother of four. Popped in 2010 for reckless driving, TheFW.com noted;
“I don’t think it’s that good a picture,” Simmons added, disagreeing with the general consensus on the mug shot. “There are other ones I would prefer.”
Simmons explained she prepared for the now-famous photo by “crying her eyes out.” (Hey, whatever works.)
According to the former Hooter’s waitress, she’s been contacted by people all over the world. And it turns out men like a bad girl because there have been marriage proposals and offers to pay her bills.
But in the meantime, enjoy a few more pics of America’s top Felonious Fräuleins;
Giving Meagan a serious run for the #1 spot.
Loco vatos need love, too.
BE… AGGRESSIVE! BE, BE AGGRESSIVE! No, wait. That’s what got me in trouble to begin with.
Dental hygienist? Fighting plaque is no crime.
Just checking to make sure you’re paying attention.
Me so guilty.
The Elvis sneer, a Myrtle Beach silk-screened shirt, a rap sheet. This gal’s the complete package.
I’m calling bullshit on this one. Punjabi girls go to Harvard University, not county jail.
She’s already sporting an orange jumpsuit? That’s never a good sign.
Not really arrested, just wickedly funny. Lauren Sivan of Fox News.
Now the Left is in meltdown over illegal alien minors being separated from their illegal alien parents.
Never mind that the legal precedent was signed into law under Barack Obama. Amazingly enough, there wasn’t a whole lot of outrage from the same Leftie-scum.
While I’m at it… ask your favorite #NeverTrump crybaby exactly how many illegals they happen to provide refuge to in their own homes? As we all know, the answer will be zero.
Again, while I’m at it… ask the same #NeverTrump crybaby if they happen to have a functioning front door to their apartment, home, mansion, whatever. Of course, they’ll say that obviously they have a functioning front door to their apartment, home, mansion, whatever.
Then ask them WHY they even bother having said functioning front door?
It’s quite amusing watching the lights slowly come on.
Anyhow, enjoy this flashback to the Blunder Years of Barry Obama;
The Norwegian government has extended the invitation to the Trump Administration to slightly double the number of US Marines to participate in the Scandinavian version of “extreme cold weather training”.
If accepted, the number of Leathernecks involved in the six-month long training cycle would jump from approximately 300 to a whopping 700. And this has the Russians seeing red.
The Russian Embassy in Norway warned of “consequences” after Norway invited up to 700 U.S. Marines to the country.
“We qualify them as clearly unfriendly and they will not remain without consequences.”
Not quite done whining over a battalion’s worth Marines, the Russkie rant continued on with the warning that the mere presence of the Marines would lead to an “arms race and lead to destabilization of the situation in northern Europe.”
Possibly missing something in the translations from Russian to Norwegian to English, the insult/threat leveled at the Norwegians seemed to lack some oompf;
We believe that security in Europe must be equal and indivisible. It can only be built on the basis of respect for genuine national interests, mutual respect and cooperation. The better you see it in Oslo, the better.
For 65 years, the United States has maintained a military force in the Republic of Korea (ROK) that’s always numbered at least in the tens of thousands.
It’s time to bring that to an end.
Of the 28,500 American troops, the overwhelming majority are of the US Army, scattered throughout the nation on dozens of bases, both minor and major. There is also a sizable minority of US Air Force personnel stationed at Osan and Kunsan airbases.
The only others would be a smallish US Navy supply base at the end of the peninsula (in Busan, the ROK’s second largest city), and a microscopic US Marine Corps administrative and liaison facility in Daegu.
With all that aside, one of President Trump’s campaign promises was to start bringing our troops home. The Republic of Korea would be a great place to start.
I’m not advocating this because I’m a dove. I’m anything but.
And while it’s debatable if the South Korean people want us on their soil, it’s a sure bet we aren’t needed there.
On the heels of President Trump’s successful first meeting with NoKo dictator Kim Jung-un, don’t buy off on the liberal media’s hyper-ventilating that without US troops in-country, somehow South Korea is “wide open for invasion!” as I’ve recently heard some twit over at MSNBC breathlessly claim.
As previously stated, we have slightly under 30,000 members of all branches of our armed forces stationed in the Republic… but do you know the size of the ROK military?
Active duty strength alone stands at nearly a two-third of a million (625,000). Reservists number 5.2 million. That’s right, I said million.
Not bad for a nation roughly the size of Minnesota.
In fact, the everything military website GlobalFirePower.com ranks the ROK as the 7th most powerful military force on the planet.
In spite of Japan’s post-WW II constitution forbidding an offensive military, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is doing his level best to amend such. And besides, Japan has one of the most technologically advanced navy and air force, not just in the Far East, but anywhere.
But back to Korea. To add insult to injury, the four million man ROK armed forces isn’t even commanded by a Korean.
A hangover from the Korean War, the United Nations commander of all allied forces in South Korea was and still is an American general.
Yeah, I know I’m ahead of the power curve on this one, but I think our president is a shoe-in for the next Nobel Peace Prize.
I’m also of the opinion that in light of the Nobel’s recent history, President Trump very well may consider the Nobel medallion itself little more than a glorified doorstop.
As we all remember, the Nobel committee selected Barack Obama as the 2009 recipient. And Obama’s qualifications? Well, he wasn’t George W. Bush… and that’s all those pussy Europeans considered important.
Anyhow, I think our president should accept when he wins the Norwegian honorific for his efforts to evade World War III on the Korean Peninsula.
Upon his acceptance, I certainly would consider it as Trump’s crowning glory if he were to accept in the name of our fellow American citizens in the Mariana Islands chain, as well as Otto Warmbier.
As everyone remembers from last summer, North Korean government-controlled media specifically threatened the US territory of Guam with a nuclear strike.
As the reliably leftie Independent newspaper of London noted;
North Korea is reviewing plans to strike US military targets in Guam with its medium-range ballistic missiles to create “enveloping fire,” according to state media.
The governor of Guam, Eddie Baza Calvo, posted an address early Wednesday morning on YouTube, telling island residents not to worry.
“I know we woke up to media reports of North Korea’s talk of revenge on the United States and this so-called newfound technology that allows them to target Guam,” the governor said. “I’m working with Homeland Security, the rear admiral and United States to ensure our safety, and I want to reassure the people of Guam that currently there is no threat to our island or the Marianas.”
Directly north of the American territory on the Marianas chain is the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).
While most State-Siders don’t even know that the Marianas Islands are 100 percent American, both Guam and the CNMI are a whole lost closer to Pyongyang than Washington, DC (2,000 miles vs nearly 13,000 miles, respectively).
As Gov. Calvo (R) informed the Commander-in-Chief that not only the residents of Guam, but also those in the CNMI know what it’s like to be “targeted”.
All Americans knew the feeling of being within range of NoKo ballistic missiles, but our fellow Americans on the Marianas probably wouldn’t even have enough warning time to even take cover.
It’s no small wonder that thousands of the Chamorro gathered at towns and villages up and down the chain to publicly recite the Rosary asking for celestial intervention.
A more than worthy co-recipient would be the late Otto Warmbier.
As the president noted post-summit, it was young Otto that the catalyst for the two leaders meeting in the first place. As reported by NBC News, Trump credited Warmbier untimely death for making the talks possible;
“Otto Warmbier is a very special person and he will be for a long time in my life. His parents are good friends of mine. I think without Otto, this would not have happened,” Trump told reporters at a Tuesday news conference in Singapore.
“Something happened from that day, was a terrible thing. It was brutal,” the president added. “But a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea. I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain. He had a lot to do with us today.”
Warmbier’s parents, Fred and Cindy, issued a statement Tuesday, “We appreciate President Trump’s recent comments about our family. We are proud of Otto and miss him. Hopefully something positive can come from this.”
The summit, where Trump and Kim signed a joint statement agreeing to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, was held on the anniversary of Warmbier’s release.
Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student from Ohio, was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016 after he was arrested for taking a poster from a hotel he was staying in while on a tourist visit to Pyongyang and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
However, he was released by North Korea on “humanitarian grounds” in June 2017 and sent home in a coma, where doctors described his condition as “unresponsive wakefulness.” He died days later on June 19, and it is still not known what exactly killed him.
Fourth ranked welterweight Colby “Chaos” Covington was suppose to lose to Brazilian champion Rafael dos Anjos in last Saturday night’s UFC bout in Chicago.
According to OddsShark.com, dos Anjos was a -123 favorite to win (you bet $100 on dos Anjos to win, you win an additional $81.30). Covington was at +100 (you bet $100 on Covington to win, you win an additional $100).
But in a fight that went the full five rounds, Covington won in a unanimous decision, much to the chagrin of the Chicago crowd.
Hailing from California’s High Sierra Mountains, Covington made clear his political leanings just as soon as he won the belt. As noted by Breitbart.com;
“I’m going to do what a real American should do. I’m bringing this belt to the White House, and I’m putting it on Donald Trump’s desk,” he said immediately after the decision was announced. Some of the Chicago fans booed after his proclamation.
After getting a chance to shower and clean himself up after the fight, Covington refreshed himself with a bottle of “nerd tears” and unloaded on the “Filthadelphia Eagles” during his post-fight press conference;
(Above photo: Son and papa Schwarzeneggers, Christopher and Arnold.)
Here I am, rapidly approaching 60 years of age, and I still hear the same old elementary school barbs regarding my last name (it’s actually Anglicized from the archaic Old German, Weithmann, “Man of the Fields”).
Speaking of the etymology of Germanic surnames, there’s the old story of an interview done years ago of an up-and-comer by the odd name of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
As it turns out, the bodybuilder from Austria had recently wed then-CBS News anchor Maria Shriver. Yes, that Maria Shriver, niece to President Jack Kennedy, Senator Bobby Kennedy, and fat-ass murderer Ted Kennedy.
Anyhow, the interviewer asked Arnold what his last name meant in German.
Literally translated, Arnold told him, it means “Black Plowman”. Thrown aback, the interviewer asked him, “Well… how do the Kennedys like having a black plowman in the family?”
Interestingly enough, the Kennedy name is a joining of the ancient Gaelic Ceann and Éidigh meaning “Ugly Head.”
The Germans and Irish aren’t the only ones with rather unique family monikers. Go far enough back in any race or ethnicity, every surname has a deeper meaning.
Case in point would be the character from the Godfather Part II, Frankie Five Angels.
More correctly known through the film as Frank Pentangeli.
People have last names of someone long, long ago who took as the title of their family to be forever known by his occupation, or geographic, or even his or her own lineage;
Not just Europe, either.
As most Westerners would think, the prime minister of Japan is Shinzō Abe. But translated from the modern Japanese for his first name and the now-dead ancient Japanese language Ainu of his family name, the PM’s full name is loosely translated as Gift from God (Shinzō) Sun Festival (Abe).
Now that’s a happenin’ name.
Another example would be Fleetwood.
Made famous by the creeps-inducing drummer of a 70s super-group, a line of Cadillacs that Black folks just couldn’t get enough of, and the namesake of about a billion cheaply produced trailers that have housed generations of “Idiocracy” White Trash, they all fall into the Fleetwood category, a portmanteau of the Old English fleot “stream”, and wudu “wood”.
As previously illustrated, not all English last names are as they seem.
A rather rare British surname would be that of “Hardmeat”. However unfortunate the same is, the roots have nothing to do with sexual prowess or beef jerky.
Hardmeat happens to be teeny-tiny village in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.
Originally known as Hardmete, some dude long ago and far away took the village’s name as his own, but with centuries worth of hand-written records the only way to keep histories straight, the surname eventually morphed in Hardmeat.
Possibly due to either centuries of being made fun of, or because of busted teeth due to notoriously poor English dental hygiene, the village name was eventually renamed Hardmead.
President Trump has incurred the wrath of the Establishment Media during today’s White House Q and A presser held in the Rose Garden.
While our Chief Executive traded-off calling on reporters with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, it was then that the president crossed the line… according to the Establishment Media, that is.
As it turns out, as he and PM Abe were taking turns recognizing reporters, Trump gave the go-ahead to Fox News reporter John Roberts and eventually to The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti.
No CNN, no Washington Post, no Yahoo News, no MSNBC. You get the picture.
Nonetheless, Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker took to Twitter to pout his disapproval;
The two media outlets chosen by Trump to ask questions at this event were Fox News and the Daily Caller.
Seriously, I’ve got nothing against black people in general or any other racial or ethnic group. But there is a specific circumstance where I’m an absolute, first-class bigot.
I despise mindless drones who willfully surrender their ability for critical thinking just so they can follow the rest of the hive.
Sure looks like LeBron James and Steph Curry have forgotten that not all that long ago, black Americans loved everything Trump.
I certainly won’t insult the readers’ intelligence by posting all those pics that numerous black citizens-of-note who leapt when it came time for a photo-op with The Donald. The same pics are easily found by way of a simple image search.
Anyhow, like the bleating sheep that they are, James and Curry have answered the call by the unholy trinity of the Establishment Media, Al Sharpton and Nancy Pelosi ordering the slave-mentality minded to condemn everything Trump.
Case in point: ESPN is singing the praises of James and Curry for both announcing that neither of their respective teams will visit mean ol’ Trump when the 2018 NBA champs will eventually be crowned later this month.
These two dim-wits are about as edgy as a bowling ball.
Predictably, the rest of the Establishment Media is screaming in the faces of whoever will listen to them how cool it is to boycott the White House.
But wait… is that the same ESPN who pilloried goaltender Tim Thomas of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup winners, the Boston Bruins? Yep, sure is.
Quicker than you could say double standard,Joe McDonald of ESPN penned back in January of 2012, his article entitled “Tim Thomas put himself above team”;
But when the president of the United States invites you and all your teammates to the White House to honor your Stanley Cup championship, you go and represent the team.
On Monday, Thomas instead chose to represent himself.
Goalie Tim Thomas declined the invitation, however, calling into question his choice to place his own political leanings over a team event.
Never missing a chance to hate on white folks, even the lily-white Leftie English at The Guardian chimed in;
In so boldly declaring himself an individual who made choices only on his behalf, Thomas neglected the very first and basic rule of sports: It’s a team game. You win as a team, you lose as a team, and you say hello to the president as a team. Thomas was a stand out in the Bruins’ Stanley Cup campaign, but he did it as part of a collective.
Hmm… “as part of a collective.” Locutus of the Borg couldn’t have said it any better.
But then there’s this gem by Dave Hodge of Canada’s TSN;
Don’t know if it’s fair to point this out, but Tim Thomas has three children named Kiley, Kelsey and Keegan.
“potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” – Text message from Lisa Page to Peter Strzok, Sept 2, 2016.
Possibly every conservative news junkie in the nation is already aware of long-since fired Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe seeking complete and total immunity if he spills his guts to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
First of all, I’ll make clear that there will be a concerted effort on my part to mostly use left-leaning news sources only. That way I can’t be accused of parroting conservative news portals.
With that qualifier out of the way, CNN is reporting as of June 5, 2018;
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
“Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case,” wrote Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe, to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has requested McCabe testify next week.
I’ll readily admit that sometimes the Hillary Clinton email scandal has more twists and turns than a 10 gallon pot of spaghetti, so I’ll try my level best to stay out of the weeds.
Just keep two things in mind;
CNN is openly and clearly reporting that McCabe is that figurative drowning man not afraid to clutch at swords.
As NBC News reported back in February of this year, two very prominent persons involved in the same Clinton email cover-up implicated none other than Barack Obama in the same scandal.
Specifically, NBC noted that the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), “focuses on the FBI’s Investigation into the scandal and includes 384 pages of texts between Peter Strzok, one of the top FBI agents who was assigned to the Mueller investigation, and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer.”
But for those who may have forgotten what Sen. Johnson’s investigation uncovered;
Johnson suggests in the report that one particular set of texts between Strzok and Page — who were romantically involved — revealed that the two had been tasked with preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey because Obama apparently wanted to be kept abreast of the case.
In a Sept. 2, 2016, text exchange, Page writes that she was preparing the talking points because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Potus is an acronym for president of the United States.
While the American media is busy playing Where’s Melania and the POTUS has them chasing their tails over strategically timed tweets, the Establishment Media has given very little coverage to quite the seismic shift that’s just taken place in North Korea.
North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior US official said on Sunday.
Kim Jong-un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, the first such meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.
The US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was commenting on a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that all three of the North’s top military officials were believed to have been replaced.
While the names of those both canned and installed are unfamiliar with most Americans, the positions they held are self-evident in their importance;
Citing an unidentified intelligence official, Yonhap said No Kwang-chol, first vice-minister of the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, had replaced Pak Yong-sik as defence chief, while Ri Myong-su was replaced by his deputy, Ri Yong-gil.
North Korean state media previously confirmed that Army General Kim Su-gil had replaced Kim Jong-gak as director of the KPA’s (Korean People’s Army) General Political Bureau.
Walcott and Smith note that Kim’s removal and replacement of his top Flag Officers may have more to do with economics other than a much reported possibility of a military overthrow;
The move could support efforts by the North’s young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world, analysts said.
There’s been speculation a-plenty that Lil’ Kim is sweating-out a military takeover when he meets with President Trump in Singapore;
Kim is apparently concerned that the trip to Singapore may leave his government vulnerable to a military coup or that other hostile actors might try to depose him, sources told The [Washington] Post. The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since the country’s inception following the armistice in 1953.
Rumors of a simmering military revolt in North Korea are precisely the kind of thing that emboldened Kim to keep a tight grip on power over the years, according to some experts.
(Above photo, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Really.)
Sometimes you just have to flip the selector lever over to burst. That just may have been the thought process for an undisclosed number of Croatian police officers manning a border checkpoint on the Bosnian frontier.
The word out of Croatia is that police had to open fire on a van attempting to crash a border control point. As it turns out, a Bosnian citizen was behind the wheel, while the van itself was chock-full of 29 illegal “migrants” from Afghanistan and Iraq.
One of the few Muslim-majority nations in Europe, Bosnia has become a launch pad for fellow Mohammedans from North Africa and the Middle East.
In the meantime, Croatia is following the paths first blazed by fellow Catholic-majority Eastern European nations Poland and Hungary in regards to standing strong against the 21st century’s silent Muslim invasion of Europe.
Unlike the Moorish-Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th, or the Ottoman-Muslim invasion of the Balkans in the 14th century, the more recent attempted takeover of Europe has come with the near-total approval of the governments of Western Europe as well as the EU (European Union) centralized government.
Nine people were injured after a van carrying 29 illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Iraq attempted to ram a police checkpoint on the border between Bosnia and Croatia.
The driver, thought to be Bosnian, had been discovered ferrying the migrants across the border from his own country, which is outside the European Union, into Croatia, which joined the bloc in 2013.
Croatian police set up a roadblock to stop the vehicle near the south-eastern town of Zadar, but the migrants decide they would attempt to ram through it rather than surrender, forcing officers to open fire, Business Insider reports.
“The driver did not stop after several warnings. He finally passed through a roadblock and drove towards the police. The police reaction was justified. They were forced to open fire because their lives were in danger,” said Zadar police chief Ranko Drazina.
And yet again, I have to admit that he couldn’t have been more right.
The latest example of retarded maturation comes via Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old slack-ass who was just evicted from his parents’ basement in upstate New York.
As reported by Fox News, the Camillus, New York, native was on his final day of leeching off his parents, only to see his final fare-thee-well marred by Junior calling the local po-po over some missing Lego pieces;
The millennial told reporters he called police Friday morning because he believed his 8-year-old son’s Legos were in the basement and his father would not let him look for them. Instead, the father offered to look for specific items and, if he found them, bring them out. The Legos were found after police arrived.
Despite a State Supreme Court judge ruling against this breathing tumor, Rodondo claims this family feud isn’t done yet, regardless of his parents “harassing” him. As noted by ABC News;
Rotondo, who plans to appeal the decision, said he stopped speaking to his parents when they “alluded” to wanting him to leave the house in October, just one month after he lost custody and visitation rights of his son.
“I’m not bothering them by living here,” Michael Rotondo said in an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” “It’s little to no cost to them, and considering how much they’ve harassed me, I think it’s the least that they should be required to do, which is just let me hang here a bit longer and use their hot water and electricity.”
Not done yet slamming Hizzonor, ABC News also referenced;
[Rodondo] said he was shocked by the ruling and that he couldn’t believe the judge would “make it so that these people can just throw me out instead of letting me stay here.”
But wait, there’s more.
Yahoo news has published that Mamma and Poppa Rotondo even tried to help their man-child way before the court order was ever handed down;
Rotondo’s parents gave him $1,100 to find a new home but he said he spent the money on “other things.”
But wait, there’s even more. Believe it of not, due to his newfound notoriety, Rodondo has been offered two new jobs. Due to the nature of one of the two, there’s no reason why he can’t accept both.
First came the offer via Facebook from the Villa Italian Kitchen world-wide chain of pizza joints. Shockingly enough, they even offered a $1,101 signing bonus;
But wait, there’s even EVEN more.
TMZ tells the world that something called CamSoda is offering Rotondo $1,000 per month and a six moth contract simply to stream online his day-to-day activities.
Also cited the gossip-centered website;
Keep in mind, CamSoda made its name as the site where porn stars do online camming — but fear not, Michael’s job would be fully clothed.
The pouting, the screaming, the tantrums, the crying… it’s all gotten quire old. Really old.
I’m quite sure that just about everyone is already aware of Samantha Bee of calling First Daughter Ivanka Trump “a feckless c*unt” on her TBS alleged “comedy” show, to which her audience howled with approval;
Never mind the fact that Ivanka Trump is a dyed-in-the-wool New York liberal. Just because she won’t publically attack her father is reason enough to the Left to rip her to shreds. That’s Ivanka Trump’s real crime
“Go ahead. When you trip and fall into 2,000° molten lava, the world will have one less dumb-ass.”
Instead, this is how the Twitter exchange went;
Erm…we’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. (Please don’t try!) If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog, for example) to sugar, you get a pretty spectacular reaction.
Perhaps it’s time to pull the plug on our permanent military bases in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Bulgaria, Norway, Portugal, and Italy.
After all, they won’t even kick-in their fair share (and previously agreed upon) two percent of their GDP to their defense budgets.
To add insult to injury, American troops from the US Air Force detachment at Lajes Airbase in the Azores Islands, Portugal, to the soldiers and sailors assigned to the US Army Garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, to the US Marines stationed at the Royal Norwegian Air Force base in far-off Værnes, our servicemen stationed in Europe
are literally dropping millions of dollars worth of their paychecks every month in to above named nation’s economies.
As noted in a May, 10, 2018 report by the AtlanticCouncil.org, the official who’s been naughty and nice list is as follows;
Aside from the United States, only five allies met or exceeded the 2-percent guideline in 2017: Estonia, Greece, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. Moreover, of NATO’s “big five” European allies, only the United Kingdom pipped the 2-percent post and only barely at that, with 2.14 percent of GDP.
The others are well below that: France at 1.79 percent; Germany at 1.22 percent; Italy at 1.13 percent, and Spain at a miserable 0.92 percent. Only Belgium (0.91 percent) and Luxembourg (0.44 percent) did worse than Spain, though Luxembourg can be forgiven as it has virtually no army and thus tends to provide cash as its main support to the military operations of NATO as well as the EU.
Just when it seems the entire Western World is slouching towards Gomorrah and America is without a single friend, along comes Poland.
#Poland wants a permanent #US military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal obtained by Polish news portal Onet.https://t.co/UJwAK9RotO
As reported by The Daily Caller, the Warsaw government would very much like for the Americans to stay on a permanent basis, and their willing to pay quite a bit of money to prove it;
Poland is willing to pay the U.S. up to $2 billion for the installment of a permanent American military base in the nation, according to a document Polish news portal Outlet obtained.
“This proposal outlines the clear and present need for a permanent U.S. armored division deployed in Poland, Poland’s commitment to provide significant support that may reach $1.5-2 billion by establishing joint military installations and provide for more flexible movement of U.S. forces,” the Polish defense ministry states in the document.
The ministry goes a step further in trying to coax the U.S. into agreeing to the terms, adding it is willing “to share the burden of defense spending, make the decision more cost-effective for the U.S. government and allay any concerns for Congress in uncertain budgetary times.”
Who doesn’t love cheese? On a burger, on a taco, on a Ritz, on pizza, in a salad, in a burrito, on a ham sammich, in a Philly cheese steak, all by itself, etc, etc.
Every type of cheese has its own special magic, be it Cheddar, Parmesan, Munster, Jarlsberg, Fumunda… well, maybe not Fumunda.
Anyhow, face it – cheese is nature’s perfect food.
But maybe not so much for Florida’s own Cynthia Kissner and Leonard Werner. These two Turophobics have filed a $5 million lawsuit in a Ft. Lauderdale court against McDonald’s for “being unfairly charged for cheese they don’t want on their burgers.”
No… really. Five mil over two slices of cheese.
As reported by Fox News, the possibly lactose intolerant duo are obviously not lovin’ it due to “hamburgers and cheeseburgers are different prices on the McDonald’s menu, but when they order a Quarter Pounder without the extra dairy, they’re still forced to pay the same amount.”
But much like a #3 that’s been super-sized, wait… there’s more;
According to the lawsuit, filed May 8 in Fort Lauderdale seeking class-action status, McDonald’s used to sell four different Quarter Pounder options, two of which came without cheese and cost between 30 to 90 cents less, the Miami Herald reports.
But “at some point,” the lawsuit claims, the restaurant stopped “separately displaying these products for purchase on menus, and currently lists the availability of Quarter Pounder with Cheese and Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese.”
Since this change, “customers have been forced, and continue to be overcharged for these products, by being forced to pay for two slices of cheese, which they do not want, order, or receive, to be able to purchase their desired product,” the lawsuit claims, according to the Herald.
“McDonald’s is being unjustly enriched by these practices because it receives payment for cheese it does not deliver to its customers,” the lawsuit states.
It’s glaringly obvious that the Deep State, and their predictable coterie of bootlickers, ass-kissers and brown-nosers from Hollywood, the Establishment GOP, and the MSM, have a deep-seated, burning hate for our president.
Since the Swingin’ Sixties, the Netherlands has gone from being one of the most Christian nations in Europe to one of the most godless.
Rampant hard-core drug use, involuntary euthanasia on the elderly, some of the most liberal prostitution laws in Europe, abortion on demand, etc, are prime examples of the worship-of-self in Holland.
As noted in The Changing World Religion Map by Stanley D. Munn, the author cites that in 1930 Holland, 44 percent of the nation were members of the Dutch Reformed Church;
36 percent were Catholic; five percent were classified as “Other”, usually various other Protestant groups; and 14 percent identifying as “No affiliation”.
However, in a 2016 report, DutchNews.nl cites fully two-thirds of the Dutch have no declared religious faith at all.
Curiously, of that remaining third that adhere to a particular faith, slightly more than one-in-five are followers of Mohammed (seven percent of the total Dutch population).
Interestingly enough, the same cited source notes that by 2020, the Muslim population of Holland will rise to 26 percent.
Maybe by coincidence, maybe not… with the wholesale abandonment of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost by the Dutch people, to borrow a phrase from Robert Bork, as the Dutch continue with their slouching towards Gomorrah, things have predictably gotten worse.
As reported by Breitbart.com (London), “Annually around 1,400 Dutch minors fall victim to ‘loverboys’ — a term used in the country to refer to young men who lure underage teens into relationships then force them into the sex industry — according to police human trafficking experts…”
With gifts, drink, and drugs, so-called ‘loverboys’ will seduce a girl into agreeing to become his sex partner before taking pictures or video footage of the encounter which will then be used as leverage to force her into prostitution, Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reports.
“These men are mostly Moroccans, Turks, Caribbeans, and Roma. The lion’s share of them have a migrant background,” said Gideon van Aartsen from Watch Nederland, an initiative which coordinates with the nation’s police on efforts to fight child sexual exploitation (CSE).
He told the newspaper that selling sex with schoolgirls is a “lucrative trade” that can earn “up to 800 euros a day on a girl” for ‘loverboys’, most of whom are part of larger networks that are also involved in trafficking illegal drugs and weapons.
Maybe I’m pissed off at what the US Air Force just did because of lingering inter-service rivalries remaining during my 20 fun-filled years in the Marine Corps.
No, that’s not it.
Maybe I’m pissed off at what the US Air Force just did because as someone who’s been a part of the US Armed Forces his entire life (dependent, active duty, retiree), just knowing that I’m even remotely associated to the USAF embarrasses me.
No, that’s not it.
Maybe I’m pissed off at what the US Air Force just did because in essence they just tucked their collective tails between their collective asses and apologized to one of the worst examples of organized barbarism ever.
But first, a bit of background – just about everyone on the planet has already heard of the Yanny vs Laurel audio illusion. So as any good marketeer assigned to the AF Recruiting Command would know, jump of YvL while it’s hot.
And to their credit, that’s exactly what the Air Force did, possibly coming up with one of the better tweets ever;
Sadly, within a matter of mere hours, the Air Force not only pulled the tweet… they apologized for it.
We apologize for the earlier tweet regarding the A-10. It was made in poor taste and we are addressing it internally. It has since been removed.
The rabid NeverTrump media were giddy as schoolgirls when the word got out that Donald and Melania weren’t on the guest list to the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Oddly enough, when the same word got out that Barry and Meeshie didn’t make the list either, nary a whisper from the leftie press.
Despite failing to make the cut, the Trumps still showed class by sending the happy couple the traditional gift American presidents have sent to royal weddings, the official glass bowl of the current POTUS, as reported by Monica Showalter of The American Thinker (and also verified by London’s The Daily Star).
As it turns out, that’s what the Trumans sent Liz and Phil a bowl when they got hitched, as did the Reagans when Chuck and Di tied the knot.
But as it turns out, the Trumps went a step further.
As reporter Showalter correctly cited, Harry and Meghan have asked that in lieu of gifts, to instead contribute to one of their seven favored charities (also verified by People magazine), which is exactly what the Trumps did.
To which specific charity and the amount donated has not been made public, which is the way any charitable donation should be.
Anyhow, Showalter (a crackerjack reporter in her own right) noticed something a bit odd going on with the media on both sides of the pond;
But after all the wall-to-wall speculation about whether he or President Obama would get an invitation, and quite a few in the press thought President Obama would, the press was curiously silent about whether President Obama was just as magnanimous as President Trump. I Googled and Googled, and nada, zip, nothing. If he sent a present, the press is weirdly derelict of duty, because we know that the journalists would have told us about it. The Obamas made much of their supposed friendship with the royals during the Invictus Games in Canada not too long ago. Well, with all that friendship, pretty strange we aren’t hearing about them sending a wedding gift. Given the press’s suckuppery to the Obama clan, doesn’t it seem likely that if they gave a gift, the press would report it?
Nope, the evidence for now is that the Obamas sent nothing. This would be about par for them. They never gave their kids Christmas gifts, for one. And the previous gifts they gave to the royal family have been utterly tacky – tapes of Obama’s speeches on iPods and other junk nobody in his right mind would keep. They aren’t good at this.
You’d think they’d be bigger about it anyway.
Thus far, nothing from the press. Maybe we will hear about a gift sent late, after people start to notice. For now, what a cheapskate.
As shocking as it may sound, ex-Playboy model Stephanie Adams has apparently committed suicide leaping from the 25th floor of a New York City hotel, taking her 7-year-old son with her.
All this comes on the heels of her long and drawn-out custody battle with her ex-husband, Charles Nicolai.
As reported by the Daily Caller’s Audrey Conklin, “Adams, 47, allegedly wanted to take her son, Vincent, on vacation to Europe, but … Nicolai stopped Adams from traveling with her son.”
Also cited by reporter Conklin;
In a court case held at Manhattan Supreme Court, Nicolai requested that Vincent not be taken on the trip to Europe, which the judge granted, ruling that Adams hand over her son’s passport.
Adams was recorded in a two-minute phone call to The [New York] Post’s Richard Johnson on Thursday, saying, “All I want to do is take my son and get away from this nightmare for a few days, but they won’t let me.”
Other than posing for Playboy in 2003 as the first ever lesbian model, Adams also had quite the payday courtesy of the New York City taxpayers. As reported by CBS News;
Former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams was awarded $1.2 million for rough treatment she received during a 2006 scuffle with police, which she says she led to permanent neck and back injuries. In her lawsuit against the city, Adams says officers threw her to the ground at gunpoint after a taxi driver falsely claimed she was armed and dangerous.
The word’s out – President Trump considers the members of MS-13 to be “animals” as reported by the Breitbart.com news portal.
Now I’m not going to waste my time citing the sources to each and every news article that details how the Central American criminal gang dispatches those who get in their way… and sometimes those who don’t get in their way.
That whole bloodlust thingee.
Suffice it to say that members of MS-13 have murdered people with guns, knives, and machetes. Speaking of machetes, they have quite the reputation for cutting the heads off their victims just to make a point.
In an especially bloody hit, the Washington Post notes of a hit on a rival gang member who was stabbed in the stomach so many times, “you could see his intestines.”
Nonetheless, the president’s “animal” comment has many *a-chem* “journalists” accusing the POTUS of racism.
With no pun intended, the pro-MS-13 tweet sent out by bleeding heart liberal John Harwood is possibly the most gutless utterance posted on social media;
however repugnant their actions, MS-13 gang members are human beings IMHO
Britain’s top cop against so-called “football hooligans” has issued a warning to English soccer fans heading to Russia for the World Cup international tournament; don’t bring you English flag.
Not only has Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, national lead officer of “football policing,” warned the upwards of 10,000 English fans heading to the Land of the Rus that the Cross of St. George could be seen as “imperialistic” and “antagonistic”.
Someone in the Sunflower State has been very, very bad.
At least according to the findings of a University of Kansas internal investigation regarding allegations that freshman members of the cheer squad here hazed to the point of being ordered to strip for no other reason than to get the frosh would-be cheerleaders au natural.
As reported by the university’s Kansas State Collegian newspaper, “Two University of Kansas cheerleaders have come forward with details about an alleged ‘initiation’ hazing incident involving six first-year members of the cheer squad.”
According to the school’s paper, the alleged hazing took place on July 25, 2017, “during a camp for children in kindergarten through third grade.”
Also cited by The Collegian, once the day’s activities with the children came to an end, the alleged hazing took place in an abandoned house somewhere in the wilds of the Kansas plains;
Later, both sources said they were taken to a room where they were asked a series of questions, and if they answered a question incorrectly, they were told to remove an article of clothing.
“They questioned me, took off my clothes and put my blindfold back on,” one source said.
All six of the team’s new members were led, naked, into another room, one of the sources said.
“I remember getting put into a big laundry basket,” one said. “I was shaken around and stuff.”
Later, the source said she was moved to another room in the house.
“I had taken my blindfold off along with another girl sitting next to me,” she said, “and two alumni guys walked in and saw us naked.”
The girls were eventually separated into two groups.
“After that, they took two girls downstairs, they had been initiated,” a source said. “And then they took me and two other girls, put us in a room together and told us we are ugly, we don’t deserve to be on the team and our skills weren’t good enough. They sat us down with all the alumni and all returning cheerleaders.”
Both sources said they feel lasting effects from the incident.
“It greatly decreased my confidence and performance ability,” one said.
The other member said she will not be returning to KU because of the events that took place.
The results of the investigation has resulted in the entire cheer squad being placed on probation until September 26, 2018.