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The Federal Police Inspector General is conducting random audits

Well, at least that's what we might wish for, starting with the creation of such an office...

 In point of more specific fact, the epidemic of citizen journalism that has broken out to the effect that atrocities as old as the emergence of municipal police forces from the gang substrates that prece

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McCutcheon: Chief Justice Roberts chooses institutional over party loyalty.

This is not entirely unexpected, as his title is, after all, Chief Justice.  Still (Taney, C.J., and Rhenquist C.J., egregor), not every U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice in history as been similarly virtuous.
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I am morally humiliated. How 'bout you?

Chris Matthews says that the American People are morally humiliated when, in Syria, ISIS burns an allied pilot alive, or in Libya a gang not actually part of the Islamic State (but soi-disant nonetheless), beheads 45 Egyptians for being Christian.

And that's before today's episode in Iraq, where some captured members of the Iraqi government forces were burned alive.

There is not a moment's introspection into the monstrous hubris this entails.  

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Gitmo detainees claiming innocence--where are the polygraphs?



When the CIA wants to know if a person is telling the truth, it brings out "the box". No, not some kinda torture device, . The polygraph machine (in the hands of a competent operator).


Parenthetically, similar resort to technology is common when district attorneys are deciding whether a report of a crime is veridical, or when Walmart is experiencing excessive "inventory shrinkage" and wants to sort out the honest from dishonest warehouse workers.

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Did young Barack Obama play with toy soldiers?



I ask because his tortured relationship with his Defense Secretaries is destined to become the topic of more than one PhD dissertation in coming years.

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Christmas in Calcutta, 10021



"Any help you could give us, or any food, we would really appreciate".


Accompanied by two beautiful girls of grade school age, a father was addressing the passengers on the Lexington Avenue Express as it made its way from 59th Street (Bloomingdale's) to 86th St. (Gracie M ansion). By my relatively crude reckoning, we were just then under the streets of the zip code 10021, which for your information is the wealthiest in the country.


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Her behavior is riling a lot of people up!

After your jaw has returned to function following your review of this beyond merely entertaining segment on what I will without irony call "quarantinegate". you will want to turn your attention to some of the other ripples caused by that the latest wedge issue: "Should Kaci be quarantined?"

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Never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity...

With apologies to the scumbag who delights in applying this formula to the Palestinian Authority in the context of peace negotiations, let us turn our attention to the sad sack who occupies the White House.


Consider the field of play as Ebola fever (the panic kind, not the body temp) began gripping the public imagination.


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Behead sorcerers? Sure. But not pot smugglers!



With all the spillover umbrage at beheading available, I thought I'd capitalize on it and mobilize some hostility towards Saudi Arabia.


Granted, when they do their beheadings, they give the head and body a decent interval hanging side by side in which to say goodbye.

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Congress: Urgently needing a vacation...legislating is such hard work

In the ongoing concatenation of news causing one's face to make an almost permanent acquaintance with one's palm, surely the brutal work schedule of our 538 Washington DC employees (aka Congress) ranks high on the list.


After wisely exiting DC throughout the dog days of August (the invention of air conditioning notwithstanding...) these schtarkers have exhausted themselves with two back to back 4 day work weeks.


ENOUGH!  We're outta here.


It's true, congress has gone back on vacation until mid November.



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Jollyroger admits that he did work his way through stripper school as a lawyer, but since graduating he has rehabilitated himself, and profits no longer from the misfortune of his brothers, but from the lust of his sisters instead. He is currently on the 60 day DL (too fat); Until he is called back up to the show, he is temping as an inventor.


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