North Korea: all men must now wear Kim Jong Un’s hairstyle?

March 26, 2014
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Bah! You call that a “haircut?”

When you’re the boy god-king of the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, you can get away with weird, petty stuff like this:

If you are a man in North Korea, we sincerely hope you have a round face. It’s the shape that will work with your new haircut.

That new haircut is reportedly called the “Dear Leader Kim Jong Un,” modeled after—you guessed it—North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s impenetrable block of black hair atop his chubby cheeks. The style reportedly became a state-mandated guideline about two weeks ago, though experts familiar with the country have said there’s no evidence a new hairstyle rule has gone into effect.

According to the article, this isn’t something new for North Korea: Kim’s father, the late, demented Kim Jong Il, launched a state campaign against long hair on the grounds that it sucked the nutrients from one’s brain.

Really.

Anyway, a TV campaign was launched and “journalists” would go to people’s homes to confront them about their overly lengthy locks. This being North Korea, I suppose they were lucky not to be shot or fed to the dogs.

Back to Kim III, and regardless of whether this is true, it’s another illustration of why limited, constitutional government is best; when there are no limits to the powers of the rulers, there are also no limits to what they will do the the ruled. North Korea is just the extreme example that clarifies the point.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Kim Jong Un may have out-psycho’d his father and grandfather

January 3, 2014
"I've got some bad news, boss..."

“We’re out of dog food? No problem…”

I mean, we’ve heard he was hammered when he ordered the trial and execution of his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, but to carry out the sentence by feeding him alive to the dogs? Dude!

According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were completely eaten up. This is called “quan jue”, or execution by dogs.

The report said the entire process lasted for an hour, with Mr Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader in North Korea, supervising it along with 300 senior officials.

Keep in mind all the usual caveats: “if this is true,” the difficulty of getting factual information from a paranoid Stalinist dictatorship (almost as hard as getting it from Jay Carney), the possibility that Kim might just be playing us for various reasons only a North Korean dictator could fathom….

Still, this has the air of plausibility about it; it fits a historical pattern in autocracies or near-autocracies when a dynasty decays and an immature or deranged (or both) leader who’s never known any limits comes to the throne. One example that comes to mind is the the Roman Empire: does Augustus to Tiberius to Caligula parallel Kim Il Sung to Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un?

Regardless, if these stories are even half true (1), expect Kim III to have a short reign before one of his generals blasts him to save himself.

via Sonny Bunch

Footnote:
(1) I mean, we do know he had one unfortunate executed by mortar fire.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


North Korea faxes South Korea threat of attack

December 23, 2013

I wouldn’t make too much of this. North Korea threatens flaming death almost weekly; it’s almost a hobby with them.


So *that’s* how they plan to pay for Obamacare

December 21, 2013

Obamacare drug bust

Via my blog buddy, ST. At least someone in the administration is determined to keep the president’s promise to hold down the net cost of Obamacare, dagnabbit!

This probably isn’t the Obamacare PR push the White House had in mind.

Earlier Friday, Massachusetts State troopers found 1,250 bags of heroin labeled with “Obamacare” during a traffic stop in Hatfield, Mass., according to a post published on the Facebook page of the Massachusetts State Police.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police confirmed the incident, and explained that most times when sealed bags of heroin are found, they are stamped with a branding so that the strain can be identified.

“I think it’s whatever the person decides to put on it. So if the junkies who are buying them go, ‘Wow, that Obamacare stuff was really good,’” said Lt. Daniel Richard, adding that each of the bags weighed 0.3 grams.

“They label them with everything, so it’s not bizarre,” Richard said.

Look, hiring real computer techs to fix the bloody web site takes money, and… ;)

(Photo via the MA State Police Facebook page.)


(Video) The anal jihad begins

December 10, 2013

Or, “sodomy in the service of sharia?”

Don’t worry, it’s a clean video… other than the subject matter:

This isn’t really new; a suicide bomber in Saudi Arabia tried to take out the Interior Minister is 2009 with rectal explosives, but failed. But it’s nice to know they now have religious backing for their… training regimen.

BTW, the video is originally from MEMRI, a fabulous source for keeping tabs on the media in the Islamic world, but another user had to post it, since Islamic fascists managed to convince YouTube to ban MEMRI’s account. Nice way to play the dhimmi, YouTube.

via the PJ Tatler


Science: a lake only Medusa could love

October 2, 2013

Lake Natron calcified flamingo

Taking a break from politics to marvel once again at how odd and, quite often, grotesquely wonderful our world is. If you’re ever in Tanzania, you might want to visit Lake Natron. You should resist the urge to go for a swim, however, as the lake’s waters might kill you and, almost literally, turn you to stone:

The lake takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash, accumulated from the Great Rift valley. Animals that become immersed in the water die and are calcified.

Photographer Nick Brandt, who has a long association with east Africa – he directed the video for Michael Jackson’s Earth Song there in 1995 – took a detour from his usual work when he discovered perfectly preserved birds and bats on the shoreline. “I could not help but photograph them,” he says. “No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.”

In fact, I wonder if it wasn’t some ancient site like Lake Natron, with its creepy “statuary,” that gave rise to the myth of the Gorgon. Regardless, this is a place just made for a science fiction or horror tale.

Neat!

via Real Clear Science


Robber tries to stick up gun store, learns meaning of “bad idea”

July 28, 2013

You really didn’t think this one through, did you, Derrick?

Sheriff’s deputies say [Derrick] Mosley walked into Discount Gun Sales on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway around 4 p.m. Thursday with a bat in hand and smashed a display case.

But they say when Mosley tried to steal a gun, the store manager simply pulled out his own personal firearm and pointed it straight at the would-be-robber. The manager then yelled some orders at the guy and got him to drop the baseball bat, the gun he had tried to take and a nine-inch long knife he had on him.

Trying to rob a gun shop with a baseball bat. That kind of genius, friends, is why Derrick Mosely is the major success he is.

I wonder how long it took the cops to stop laughing?

via Jazz Shaw

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Quotes that make you go “Oh,no…”

July 3, 2013

It’s what you think, and it’s even worse. From The Daily Mail:

She highlighted one case where a farmer in the Gross-Gerau region of southwest Germany, noticed his once friendly flock of sheep were beginning to shy away from human contact.

You guessed it: “bestiality brothels” are becoming a national issue in Germany.

(Scratches Germany from world tour list) Ew.

via Vodka Pundit


(Video) North Korea’s air force stands ready to destroy us!

February 17, 2013

Take note, imperialist warmongering aggressors against the People’s Juche Socialism! The Great People’s Democratic Air Force, under the inspired leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong-Un, stands ready to annihilate you with one blow — within two minutes!

All in their vintage 1960s-1970s Soviet aircraft.

Quake in fear America. Quake. In. Fear.

Love that retro look!

via Business Insider

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Have I mentioned that North Korea is weird?

February 5, 2013

Here’s a recent propaganda video from the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation, in which a sleeper dreams of what appears to be the North Korean “space program,” but culminates in a missile attack on New York City.

All set to the tune of “We are the World.” Really.

FOX News provides a translation of some of the captions:

“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” reads a caption translated from Korean. “It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself.”

The video concludes with the young man saying his dream will “surely” come true. As of early Tuesday, it had been viewed more than 60,000 times.

“Despite all kinds of attempts by imperialists to isolate and crush us … never will anyone be able to stop the people marching toward a final victory,” a final caption reads.

Have I mentioned North Korea is weird?

via Real Clear World

EARLIER: It’s also the “Cannibal Kingdom.” Nothing amusing about that.

UPDATE: Ooopsie! It seems the Great People’s Propaganda Department also ripped off an American computer game to make this video. I think we know what they’ve been doing in the office, when the commissars weren’t watching.

UPDATE II: Well, you’ll just have to take my word for it; Activision filed a copyright complaint with YouTube and the video is gone. Fair warning to the guys in the Glorious People’s Video Department: the latest Dear Leader does not like people who make him look bad. Don’t be surprised if he drops a mortar on your heads.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


North Korea: Because a bullet to the head is so plebian

November 4, 2012

Daddy’s little psychopath

Hey, when you’re Beloved Leader God-King of the world’s largest prison camp masquerading as a nation and you want someone dead, you don’t do it the way just anyone would. That would be too… common. Beneath you. Nope, when you decide to whack a minister as a lesson to others, you do it in a way everyone will notice:

Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December.

On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave “no trace of him behind, down to his hair,” according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and “obliterated.”

The execution of Kim Chol is just one example of a purge of members of the North Korean military or party who threatened the fledgling regime of Kim Jong-un.

Other examples here and here.

via Moe Lane

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The Great Northern Teddy Bear War of 2012?

August 9, 2012

Agent of Swedish Imperialism

Hey, we’ve had the War of Jenkin’s Ear, why not a diplomatic row over a child’s toy?

Belarus-Sweden teddy bear row escalates

Belarus has taken strong diplomatic action against Sweden following a stunt involving parachuted teddy bears.

Sweden says all of its diplomats have been expelled from Belarus, which has also closed its embassy in Stockholm.

Belarus was angered when a Swedish public relations firm dropped about 800 teddy bears with pro-democracy messages from a light aircraft.

President Alexander Lukashenko sacked his air defence chief and head of border guards over the 4 July incident.

He told their replacements not to hesitate to use force to stop any future air intrusions from abroad.

Belarus is Europe’s last Stalinist state, run by a whack-job former Soviet apparatchik, Alexander Lukashenko. I’m sure, after he passes from the scene, they’ll be reabsorbed by increasingly authoritarian Russia. Meanwhile, I eagerly await Wolf Blitzer’s breathless reporting in a CNN special on The Teddy-Bear Crisis.

And UN observers. Mustn’t leave out the UN observers.

via Slublog

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Goat Man of Utah identified?

July 24, 2012

An end to the mystery that has captivated America?

State wildlife officials have identified the man who has been spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah.

Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Monday the mystery man is a 57-year-old hunter from Southern California.

Douglass told the Standard-Examiner that the hunter called officials and provided enough information to put their curiosity to rest. Douglass says he didn’t ask for a name.

The man told Douglass he was preparing for an archery hunt of mountain goats next year and testing a goat suit.

Uh-huh, sure. Just what are they really hiding up there? Goats? I didn’t watch all those 70s horror movies for nothing, y’know!

(And, naturally, he’s from California… )

via Vermontaigne

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


(Video) First there was California’s “Demon Sheep,” now there’s the “Goat Boy” of Utah

July 23, 2012

At last, video proof of the existence of…. a very weird person:

Background here.

I wonder what the over/under is on how long it will be before some nearsighted hunter finds himself with a really odd trophy?

via Gateway Pundit

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


This takes the idea of a “nature walk” a bit far, no?

July 21, 2012

I mean, I like to observe animals in the wild, but that doesn’t mean I have to dress like them, too:

Utah wildlife officials want to talk to a man spotted in the mountains wearing a goat suit amid a herd of real wild goats.

Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says the person is doing nothing illegal, but he worries the so-called “goat man” is unaware of the dangers.

Sixty permits will be issued for goat hunting season in September in the same area in the mountains above Ogden, north of Salt Lake City. Douglass also says the goats could be dangerous.

Something tells me Goat Boy will be lucky if he doesn’t wind up strapped to the hood of someone’s truck.

via Blue Crab Boulevard


Fatwa alert! Do not eat frogs, for they are beloved of Allah!

July 3, 2012

Amphibious jihad?

If you ever go to Egypt, don’t order the frog’s legs:

Following the presidential victory of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi, the very first fatwa to appear by Egypt’s highest fatwa council addresses—not social, political, or economic issues in Egypt—but rather frogs. Specifically, it bans Muslims from hunting and killing frogs to sell to those nations that dine on the amphibians. As the fatwa explains, according to Islam’s prophet Muhammad as recorded in a hadith, a frog’s “croaking is praise [to Allah].” Accordingly, “a number of jurists [fuqaha] have relied on this [hadith] to forbid the eating of frogs, under the notion that ‘that which is banned from being killed, is forbidden from being eaten.’”

This could lead to a diplomatic crisis with France.

Of course, not all animals sing Allah’s praises. Sharks and squirrels, for example, are known agents of the Jews.

Remember: frogs good, squirrels bad.

At least one frog may have a serious problem on his hands, however: while croaking is blessed, singing is forbidden according to some authorities. This fellow had better be careful:

Michigan J. Frog akbar!


Obama doesn’t trust Latinos with sharp objects?

June 24, 2012

We’re not talking about a street gang, mind you, but a roomful of elected officials:

Shortly before President Obama addressed a gathering of Latino officials — whose support he is actively seeking — guests at the Friday conference were told to hurry up and finish lunch. The reason? The president’s security wanted to make sure all sharp-edged utensils were cleared away. 

The surprise announcement came from Raquel Regalado, a board member for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. 

“It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” she told the Florida crowd. 

Chuckling through her own warning, Regalado noted they’d be having “another speaker” — the president — and “there is some Secret Service involved.” 

“So there’s a reason why there’s no knives at your table, and the forks will be collected,” she said. “And I’m not joking.”

The article later mentions that this is not unusual: the Secret Service regularly collects (1) potential weapons when a president speaks at a gathering. Making the announcement was unusual, however. But, if 9/11 could be pulled off by guys armed with box-cutters, I guess a madman with a spork could be a real threat. Still… weird.

Good thing no one was armed with a banana:

Footnote:
(1) When they’re not chasing hookers and getting into brawls, that is.

PS: What? It’s Sunday. You were expecting a serious post?

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


SF Supervisor consulted Ouija board over Harvey Milk Navy ship naming vote

May 23, 2012

***Written by Sister Toldjah***

Via the Associated Press:

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/KnVnbu) that he believes he made contact with Milk’s spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: “Good riddance to don’t ask, don’t tell.”

The Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote.

More details via the SF Chron:

But Supervisor Christina Olague voted against the legislation, not wanting to link Milk to the military.

“I just do believe that there are more appropriate ways to honor somebody who in their last days of their life was opposed to war,” she said, noting Milk’s public opposition to the Vietnam War. “I also have, my entire life, been against the military-industrial complex.”

Supervisor John Avalos said he sees the merits of the arguments on both sides of the debate. He and his City Hall aides turned to a Ouija board to ask for Milk’s opinion.

We “actually put our hands on the Ouija board and the letters g-o-o-d-r-i-d-d-a-n-c-e-d-a-d-t came out. We asked Harvey, and Harvey gave us these letters: ‘Good riddance don’t ask, don’t tell.’ It was quite clear that Harvey Milk would have been opposed to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ I can honestly say that’s one aspect of this resolution that’s really valid.”

Avalos joined Wiener and seven other supervisors to support the resolution. Only Olague and Supervisor Jane Kim were opposed.

Just another wacky week in California politics ….

(Phineas adds: And yet we wonder why San Francisco is so screwed up.)

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.


When Green turns yellow

February 4, 2012

All I can say is “yuck!

Just remember: it was for the environment, and so there just couldn’t be any bad consequences.


Nice try, but no Darwin Award for you!

January 9, 2012

It was a worthy effort, however: bungee-jumping from 121 yards over a raging river filled with crocodiles…

When the cord breaks.

An Australian tourist who survived a terrifying fall after her bungy cord snapped at Victoria Falls has been re-admitted to hospital.AN Australian tourist survived a 111m fall into a crocodile-infested river after her bungee cord snapped.

Erin Langworthy, 22, plunged up to 25m when her rope broke during a bungy jump at the 108m falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, on December 31.

The Perth backpacker, who had said it was a miracle she survived, is back in hospital after a setback.

”Unfortunately, I actually went back into hospital last night – my lungs have been acting up a fair bit,” Ms Langworthy told Nine News.

”They actually told me today both my lungs are partially collapsed.”

The footage of the jump has gone viral on the internet, with cries of horror from viewers as Ms Langworthy dives into the Zambezi River.

She spent a week in hospital with extensive bruising.

Describing her survival as a “miracle”, she told Channel 9 she blacked out as she hit the water.

I wonder if her last sight was of a croc looking up and licking his chops.

But, hey, she survived, so no Darwin Award for you, Erin!

Nice try, though.

RELATED: Video of Ms. Langworthy’s plunge.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


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