Only the loons at CNN could manage to conjure up this fairy tale.
With a straight face, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer bemoans that the supposed vulgarity uttered by President Trump (hint: it rhymes with “zit bowl“) very well may be used by some very nasty people to attack the United States.
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer argued on Thursday that Trump’s “shithole” comments could pose a national security threat.
Somehow missing out that the overwhelming majority of those who want to kill Americans don’t need a reason, just an excuse, Blitzer continued with;
Blitzer claimed that he had spoken to national security officials who were worried that “haters” and “potential terrorists” would use the comments to conspire against the United States.
“There’s a national security component to all of this as well,” Blitzer said. “National security officials have told me they’re concerned that these words, so widely publicized around the world, will be used by haters and potential terrorists out there to conspire against the United States.”
The map charts all of the locations for human excrement “incidents” reported to the San Francisco police during a given month. The interactive map shows precise locations of the incidents by marking them with poop emojis.
The project shows that the heatmap for poo is most heavily concentrated directly in downtown San Francisco.
According to the SF Weekly, San Francisco has a major sh*thole problem:
St. George Alley can harbor up to 30 piles of poop per week, Department of Public Works employee Steve Mahoney told SFist. That’s exceptional. But it also illustrates a seemingly intractable problem in a city with limited public restrooms, constricted homeless services, and a line of filthy JCDecaux bunker toilets that often sit unused.
So if you live in San Francisco and are offended by Trump’s comments, just watch where you’re stepping.
Richburg had the guts to tell many Americans exactly what they didn’t want to hear. Namely that the myth of Mother Africa is just that; a myth.
A foreign correspondent with The Washington Post, Richburg was The Post’s go-to guy in Africa from 1991-1994.
As noted that when he wrote the book back in the late 1990s, the government of Zimbabwe offered a glimmer of hope that it wouldn’t “tumble down the same slope of bloodshed, chaos and instability that had engulfed much of the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.”
Yet in the very next paragraph, Richburg laments, “Mugabe has destroyed what there was of a middle class. The country is in ruins, unable to feed itself; half the population of 12 million people is dependent on outside food aid.”
Then Richburg drops the hammer on Mugabe’s communist paradise, “The currency is virtually worthless, with inflation over 200 million percent.”
You read that right – inflation is over 200 million percent.
In his handful of years in Africa, Richburg’s had an AK-47 shoved in his face in Somalia, witness the handiwork of boy-soldiers in Uganda, and seen the stacks of corpses in Zaire prepared for dumping into mass grave.
The very first sentence of the first chapter leaves little doubt as to what a gut-wrenching horror story his first-person account of what Africa is really like (emphasis mine): “I watched the dead float down a river in Tanzania.” Richburg describes men, women, pregnant women and girls, children… even babies, bloated, discolored, some disemboweled, some with limbs macheted off, all floating downstream to Lake Victoria.
But what really caused an avalanche of hate from the American Left were these few short paragraphs (emphasis mine);
Sometime, maybe four hundred years ago, one of my ancestors was taken from his village, probably by a local chieftain. He was shackled in leg irons, kept in a holding pen or a dark pit, possibly at Goree Island off the coast of Senegal. And then he was put in the crowded, filthy, hold of a ship for the long and treacherous voyage across the Atlantic to the New World.
Many slaves died on that voyage. But not my ancestor. Maybe it was because he was strong, maybe just stubborn, or maybe he had an irrepressible will to live. But he survived, and ended up in forced slavery working on plantations in the Caribbean. Generations on down the line, one of his descendants was taken to South Carolina. Finally, a more recent descendant, my father, moved to Detroit to find a job in an auto plant during the Second World War.
And so it was that I came to be born in Detroit and that 35 years later, a black man born in white America, I was in Africa, birthplace of my ancestors, standing at the edge of a river not as an African but as an American journalist – a mere spectator – watching the bloated bodies of black Africans cascading over a waterfall. And that’s when I thought about how, if things had been different, I might have been one of them -or might have met some similarly anonymous fate in one of the countless ongoing civil wars or tribal clashes on this brutal continent. And so I thank God my ancestor survived that voyage.
Thank God my ancestor got out, because, now, I am not one of them.
In short, thank God that I am an American.
In the video below, this may explain why Richburg stated why he was glad that his ancestors were taken as slaves, but now that he and his family are Americans.
Are you one of the many Democrats and RINOs offended by President Trump describing certain Third World shitholes as…well, shitholes?
If so, you may take pleasure in knowing you aren’t alone. The United Nations is on your side.
Kinda. Sorta. OK, OK, I’ll admit it. The UN’s recent shindig has more in common with Trump’s rather crude, but honest, descriptive term than with the crew at MSNBC, CNN and the BBC clutching their collective pearls.
In all honesty, the title of this particular world-wide day of celebration had me somewhat befuddled. I’m not really sure if the UN was simply singing the praises of Delta, Kohler, American Standard, etc, or indirectly agreeing with Trump’s hypothesis.
As Filozof correctly noted, the UN themselves cite the following statistics on the state of agujeros de caca around the world;
Around 60% of the global population – 4.5 billion people – either have no toilet at home or one that doesn’t safely manage excreta.
862 million people worldwide still practise open defecation.
1.8 billion people use an unimproved source of drinking water with no protection against contamination from faeces.
Globally, 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.
Only 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) use a safely-managed sanitation service, that is, excreta safely disposed of in situ or treated off-site.
Combined with safe water and good hygiene, improved sanitation could prevent around 842,000 deaths each year
In other words, most of the nations on this planet really do qualify as shitholes.
Perhaps best illustrating just how certain nations really are shitholes, Sanjay Wijesekera, the Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF recently penned an article for the reliably leftie Huffington Post, in which Herr Direktor relates the saga of Yvonne, a woman who lives with 14 family members in the bacterially questionable city of Maputo, Mozambique.
As the bureaucrat wrote;
She describes her toilet as ‘bad’. Her pit latrine has filled up and costs 600 Meticais ($10) to be emptied. The latrine has a broken cement lid and lacks privacy, a source of embarrassment when neighbors walk by.
Hmmm… isn’t “pit latrine” just a polite way of saying shithole?
Never let it be said that Tucker Carlson doesn’t have a flair for words.
In a breaking story, The Washington Post is in full melt-down mode over President Trump’s comments in a meeting regarding immigration from El Salvador, Haiti and yet unnamed African nations, The Donald supposedly let loose with;
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
Now quite done pissing people off, the President then queried as to why America isn’t bringing in “more people from countries like Norway.”
Enter The Tucker.
Never one to shy away from pearl clutchers or professional snowflakes, the Fox News opinion-meister took to Twitter with a cold slap of reality directly in the face of the perpetually offended;
Option A: El Salvador isn’t a “shithole,” so they don’t need 17 years of Temporary Protected Status, and migrants from there should be sent home immediately. Option B: El Salvador is, in fact, a “shithole.” https://t.co/sea1sKoY8K