November 20, 2015

Must be the Baptists: ‘Gunmen’ storm hotel in Mali [Darleen Click]

There were shouts of Jesus is Great! Allah Akbar, but who really knows?

Al Qaeda-linked jihadists claimed responsibility for an ongoing and deadly hostage-taking at a hotel in Mali’s capital Friday, as U.S. and Malian special forces worked to free at least 90 people who were still inside.

Malian army commander Modibo Nama Traore told The Associated Press that at least one guest earlier reported that the attackers instructed him to recite verses from the Koran before he was allowed to leave the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako. At least three people have died in the assault, according to another military official, Lt. Col. Diarran Kone.

Traore said Malian special forces have entered the hotel and are freeing hostages “floor by floor.” Hours after the attacks began, local TV images showed heavily armed troops in what appeared to be a lobby area. Some U.S. military personnel in Bamako are assisting with the rescue efforts, a defense official told Fox News.

Traore said 10 gunmen had stormed the hotel Friday morning shouting “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great,” in Arabic before firing on the guards. A staffer at the hotel who gave his name as Tamba Diarra said over the phone that the attackers used grenades in the assault.

Al-Mourabitoun, a militant group based in northern Mali, said on Twitter that it was behind the attack, but the claim could not immediately be verified, Reuters reports. A handful of jihadi groups, some linked to Al Qaeda, seized the northern half of Mali — a former French colony — in 2012 and were ousted from cities and towns by a French military intervention.

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November 20, 2015

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge [Darleen Click]

The inspiration:


A story:

She had heard the villagers’ whispers, listened to their warnings. She was not deterred.

Yet the sight of the stone rocked her, all at once familiar and enigmatic; ancient beyond reckoning and carved with shallow channels and catch basins.

Oh, the villagers held dark suspicions of what had filled those depressions. They kept their distance and posted wards on their lintels.

The setting sun, its light a deep gold, and the first moon rising, silvered pink a faint glow. Her hands rose up, cupped, and the combined light pooled there, heavy liquid, spilling over into the first basin.

It begins.


Now, your turn.

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November 19, 2015

“Welcome women and orphans … ” [Darleen Click]

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November 18, 2015

Korean playwright reduced to tears … [Darleen Click]

University play shut down by playwright because actors are ::::gasp:::: white!! He writes (as he heads to his safeplace)

You should know that what you are doing is connected to a very painful history of egregious misrepresentation and invisibility, and is incredibly hurtful. Hurtful to a community for whom opportunity and visibility is critical, and also extremely hurtful to me personally as a flippant denial of Asian heritage as a relevant and valid component of one’s humanity.

It hurts me to my core. I couldn’t stop myself from crying when I saw the photos and realized what was happening. It is embarrassing, humiliating, and demoralizing to be so casually disregarded.

I therefore insist that you immediately (1) recast the play with ethnically appropriate actors, or (2) shut down the production entirely.

Someone get that boy a binky!

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November 18, 2015

A brief interlude … [Darleen Click]

If you turn on the CC, the movie titles for the clips are listed.

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November 16, 2015

Obama states Paris Islamist terrorist attack incident is a “setback” [Darleen Click]

and the only time he was emotionally engaged, when he flashed with anger, was when talking about Republicans

President Barack Obama said suggestions that the U.S. impose a religious test on Syrian refugees are “shameful” and un-American, lashing out at Republican presidential candidates, including Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz, who have called for accepting only Christians and excluding Muslims.

h/t Bob Belvedere


Heck of a job, B…..

oh fuck that shit

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November 15, 2015

Obama arrives late for ‘moment of silence’ for Paris attacks [Darleen Click]

And it only gets better

President Obama walked in late Sunday on a moment of silence being held by world leaders in Turkey to honor the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. […]

Mr. Obama walked in after they had begun, and took his place next to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

When the leaders began their working session, Mr. Obama said the Paris attacks show “there is a strong link between economy and security.”

In a reference to the Syrian refugee crisis, he said “society has not passed this exam with good grades.”

Heck of a job, Barry!

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November 15, 2015

Excuse me? [Darleen Click]


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November 15, 2015

Bernie Sanders: Climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism [Darleen Click]


It should be noted that none of the tired, old Democrat candidates could bring themselves to say Radical Islam.

And yet, there are Americans that will actually vote for these morally vapid poltroons.

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November 14, 2015

“What Pisses Me Off About The Paris Terrorist Attack” [Darleen Click]

With many thanks to John Bradley

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