What the ?

The news is out: [PENSACOLA, Fla. — A member of the Saudi Air Force armed with a handgun fatally shot three people and injured eight others on Friday morning during a bloody rampage in a classroom building at the prestigious Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., where he was training to become a pilot.
The authorities, led by the F.B.I., were investigating to determine the gunman’s motive and whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.
A United States military official identified the suspect, who was killed by a sheriff’s deputy during the attack, as Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. He was one of hundreds of military trainees at the base, which is considered the home of naval aviation.
Six other Saudi nationals were detained for questioning near the scene of the shooting, including three who were seen filming the entire incident, according to a person briefed on the initial stages of the investigation. A group that monitors online jihadist activity said that shortly before the shooting, a Twitter account with a name matching the gunman’s posted a “will” calling the United States a “nation of evil” and criticizing its support for Israel.]

It’s nice to see the US is training more Saudis after 9-11. Please teach them how to land a plane, so they will not have to crash into buildings, like the Road Runner.

Crossbred

The news is out: [Donald Trump has complained about new light bulbs which supposedly make him look orange and flushing toilets, during a rambling monologue.
At a small-business roundtable meeting, the president went off on a tangent about the bulbs and claimed people have to flush toilets 10 to 15 times because they “don’t get any water”.
“They got rid of the lightbulb that people got used to. The new bulb is many times more expensive and I hate to say it, it doesn’t make you look as good,” Mr Trump said.
“Of course, being a vain person, that’s very important to me. It’s like – it gives you an orange look. I don’t want an orange look.”]

Stop blaming the lights. Like Bill Maher said, Trump’s father shouldn’t have bred the Orangutan.

My honest advice

The news is out: [We’re a hot mess, this bad-tempered country of ours. More than 40 percent of Republicans are slouching toward full-blown autocracy, favorably disposed, in one poll, toward a presidency unfettered by constitutional checks and balances. An even greater percentage of the party of Lincoln thinks Donald Trump is a better president than Lincoln.
At the other extreme are those who look out across the fruited plain and see only silos of identity — of race, gender, faith and class — alongside bushels of guilt. It’s shame, shame, shame all the time. Wave a flag at your peril. The founders were not Woke. Cancel them.]

When Trump wins his second term, smart Americans should flock to Rosetta Stone to learn Russian as quickly as possible.

Miramar shootout

The news is out: [The violent scene unfolded on live television. Dozens of police officers, guns drawn, swarmed a hijacked UPS truck hemmed in by rush-hour traffic at a busy intersection. Inside the vehicle, two men suspected of armed robbery had taken the driver hostage. Outside, the officers took shots with innocent bystanders trapped in the cars in between.
It was, experts later said, a nightmare scenario.
The Thursday shootout in South Florida left four dead — the two suspects, the 27-year-old abducted UPS driver and a 70-year-old man who happened to be idling at the light on his way home from work. It also left a mountain of unanswered questions.
When St. Louis homicide sergeant Heather Taylor watched the footage, she saw police who refused to retreat — and who put innocent lives in jeopardy because of it. Instead of opening fire in the crowded intersection, she said, officers could have engaged the suspects when they had a clearer shot.
“We don’t always have to be the warrior,” said Taylor, who is also president of the Ethical Society of Police in St. Louis. “Sometimes we have to understand that retreating is O.K., you don’t always have to get the bad guy.”]

This is what happens when egos are out of control; too macho to make the right decision. Handling a situation like this is simple: the right bullet, at the right time, well aimed. That’s why you hire and train sharp shooters, and not morons shooting at everything, including innocent civilians.

A bad joke

The news is out: [BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that the United States should stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, according to a report by state TV.
Citing the passing of the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 and the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, Yang said the United States had seriously violated international relations, and urged Washington to “correct its mistakes” and “immediately stop interfering in China’s internal affairs”.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday requiring a stronger response to Beijing’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority.
U.N. experts and activists say China has detained possibly one million Uighurs in mass detention camps in Xinjiang, a region in China’s far west.
China says the camps are part of an anti-terror crackdown and are providing vocational training. It denies any mistreatment of Uighurs.]

Are you kidding me? With concentration camps at the border, the US has no business lecturing anyone about human rights.

Impeach

The news is out: [WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee released a report on Saturday that aims to define what the framers of the Constitution meant by an impeachable offense, issuing the document just days before the Democratic-led committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Trump.]

Trump will be impeached by people who are as guilty as he is. As I wrote many times, all of them are crooks and criminals who violated their oath of office and are still taking bribes.

More corruption

The news is out: [Dec 5 (Reuters) – Two former top executives at Celadon Group Inc have been charged with fraud and lying to auditors by concealing losses in the trucking company’s aging fleet as the market softened, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.
The charges against former chief operating officer William Eric Meek and former chief financial officer Bobby Lee Peavler follow Celadon’s agreement in April to pay $42.2 million and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to settle related claims.
Authorities charged Meek and Peavler with involvement in a 2016 scheme where a Celadon unit, Quality Companies, tried to rid itself of hundreds of older and unused trucks by swapping them to a large dealer in exchange for newer used trucks.
The Justice Department said that instead of disclosing losses connected to the older trucks, Celadon hid them from investors by inflating prices on invoices for the trades.]

In corruption, we trust. This country thrives on white supremacy and corruption.