Who loses in a government shutdown

This isn’t going to be fixed until Democrats are in power, because Republicans and their diaper-rashed babyman are incompetent.

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Obama beats babyman

From Gallup:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time in 17 years, a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. Former first lady Michelle Obama, who finished second to Clinton three times and is currently touring to promote her recently released autobiography, won by a significant margin this year. Oprah Winfrey was second, with Clinton and Melania Trump next.

Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama was the winner among men for the 11thconsecutive year, including one year as president-elect, eight as president and two as former president. President Donald Trump ranks second for the fourth year in a row.

While we’re at it, let’s talk about celebrating “European culture”

Yeah, we know what you mean. Because we also speak code. Damon Young over at VSB provided a list for:

40 Ways White People Say ‘White People’ Without Actually Saying ‘White People’

1. Americans

2. Real Americans

3. Middle America

4. Working-class Americans

5. Patriots

6. Europeans

7. Southerners

8. Midwesterners

9. Millennials

10. Christians

11. Evangelicals

12. Red-state voters

13. Rust Belt voters

14. Conservatives

15. Republicans

16. Suburbanites

17. Gentrifiers

18. Families

19. Veterans

20. Soccer moms

21. Management

22. Law enforcement

23. Hardworking Americans

24. The middle class

25. The upper middle class

26. The upper class

27. Citizens

28. Taxpayers

29. Hipsters

30. Baby boomers

31. Homeowners

32. The military

33. The troops

34. Yinzers (for Pittsburgh)

35. Steel/coal/plant workers

36. Legal/documented immigrants

37. Regular/simple/decent/rural/normal Americans

38. Voters

39. Victims

40. People

And he followed up with:

30 Ways White People Say ‘Black People’ Without Actually Saying ‘Black People’

1. Urban

2. Inner city

3. At risk

4. Low income

5. Thug

6. Welfare recipient/dependent

7. Any out of context reference to Chicago (This, btw, also works for Detroit.)

8. Drug dealer (Interestingly enough, not drug addict. Perhaps because drug addict implies a passivity and victimhood that drug dealer does not.)

9. Single parent(s)

10. Renter(s)

11. Transient population

12. Section 8

13. Underprivileged

14. Low socioeconomic status

15. Underserved

16. Affirmative action

17. Marginalized

18. Disinfranchised

19. Vulnearble

20. Minority/minorities

21. Hip-hop

22. Ghetto

23. Diverse people/population

24. Depressed neighborhood/school/people/population

25. High-crime neighborhood/school

26. Gang-related

27. Sketchy block/neighborhood

28. They

29. Those people

30. Them

Keep your code list handy as we move closer to the midterms.

Anything is possible in the Sunshine State: Zombie alerts

It’s Florida. What makes them think there aren’t zombies there? (via Gizmodo)

No one should ever screw around on a public alert system. But considering it’s been a bad year for warning systems—from the Hawaii false emergency alert accidentally informing the public of an incoming missile that didn’t exist to the National Weather Service’s false tsunami warning to the Department of Justice’s Amber Alert site issues that redirected visitors to porn sites—now is an especially bad time for someone to be screwing around on an alert system.

But that may have been what happened when the City of Lake Worth, Florida, sent out a “zombie alert” during a power outage around 1:45am Sunday.

“There are now far less than seven-thousand-three-hundred-eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity,” the alert states. (Get it? There are fewer customers because many are zombies now!)

The message said the alert was for “residents of Lake Worth and Terminus.” Since Terminus is a location in The Walking Dead, it seems likely this message was sent out as a joke or was the result of a hack.

The city public information officer, Ben Kerr, told Gizmodo this has been a reoccurring issue. “We first became aware of the zombie messages during Hurricane Irma,” Kerr told Gizmodo. He doesn’t know when the culprit got into the system and changed the messages, but the city noticed during the August 2017 hurricane because many (zombie-tainted) outage alerts were going out. At the time, the city was able to attend to the message issues before the public noticed.

Lake Worth’s electric utility system is set up to send out automatic alerts when there’s an outage. The system has thousands of pre-programmed messages, Kerr explained. But it seems that at some point someone went through and messed with some of the messages to turn them into zombie jokes. “The actual power systems were not in any way compromised. This is a separate messaging system that at some point has been compromised,” Kerr said. “They just added a zombie fantasy.”

Nazis: a Red State love story

This has everything: Trailer parks, Nazis and lust in the heartland. It even has a tie in to a certain krafty, krimson krank:

The co-founders of an Indiana-based white nationalist party – Matthew Heimbach and David Parrott – got into a fight Tuesday at a Paoli trailer park after Parrott confronted his wife and Heimbach over an affair, according to a police report. 

Heimbach, the 26-year-old co-founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party, was arrested and charged with battery and domestic battery Tuesday by Paoli police. He was freed on $1,000 bond. 

The incident could have additional legal ramifications for Heimbach, who pled guilty in July to physically harassing a woman during a rally in Louisville for Donald Trump.

District Court Judge Stephanie Pearce Burke waived 90 days of jail time on the condition he not re-offend within two years.  

Heimbach is scheduled for a review of the Louisville case this year. He did not return a phone call to his cellphone or a text message seeking comment. 

David Parrott, the 35-year-old co-founder and spokesman of the white nationalist group, called Paoli police from a Walmart parking lot at 1 a.m. Tuesday and said he’d been assaulted by his wife, Jessica Parrott, 31, and Heimbach, according to a police report obtained by Courier Journal. 

David Parrott claims his wife and Heimbach were having an affair, according to a police report. So he and Heimbach’s wife — who is Parrott’s former stepdaughter from another marriage — went to Parrott’s trailer around midnight to see if a tryst was taking place.

They snuck up on the trailer, where Parrott climbed up on a box to peer through a window, police said. But the box broke, and Parrott ran to the front door to confront Heimbach. 

“I demanded that they leave my property and he refused,” David Parrott said.

The two men grappled and Heimbach choked Parrott several times, causing him to lose consciousness, according to the police report. When he came to, Parrott drove to Walmart to call police. 

When police arrived at the trailer, Heimbach told his wife to send the police away and “tell them everything was fine,” the report said.

“My husband asked me to dismiss the police at my door,” a signed statement from Heimbach’s wife said. “I refused, he kicked the wall, and then grabbed my cheeks making them bleed …”

The incident occurred in front of the Heimbachs’ two children, a 2-year-old and a 7-month-old, according to the police report.

Parrott said Heimbach’s wife was in “immediate danger” because she had a recording of Heimbach and Parrott’s wife, according to a police report. 

After the confrontation, Parrott resigned from the Traditionalist Worker Party, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

“I’m done. I’m out,” Parrott told the Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday. “SPLC has won. Matt Parrott is out of the game. Y’all have a nice life.”  

Every person involved in the Paoli incident identified their professions as “White Nationalists” in the police report. 

No reference to guns and pickup trucks but you just know they had to be somewhere in this scenario. But at least we have Walmart.