Floriduh! Man Type Behavior: International Edition

Now that my power is back on, I can get down to the important things. Like late evening/early morning posts about people doing really dodgy things. So here’s some Floriduh! Man like behavior from from abroad.

First up, military combatives training in Libya! Silk Chinese martial arts tunic with a dragon embroidered in gold? Check. Adidas sweat suit pants? Check. Ill fitting body armor on the people being trained? Check. Untied combat boots? Check. Cutting cucumbers on the trainees necks with a live blade? Check!!!! Wait, what?

As someone who has been doing martial arts since I was 13 and have had my own aikido dojo, I highly recommend that YOU DON’T DO ANYTHING LIKE CUTTING CUCUMBERS ON PEOPLE’S NECKS WITH A LIVE BLADE!!!! 

I’m not sure where this one is from other than somewhere in the Middle East or Central Asia.

I highly recommend not doing this either!!!

Open thread.



Congressman Paul Gosar Will Not Be Joining His Family For Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

HOLY CRAP!!!!!

Congressman Gosar was last seen regaling the House of Representatives with tales of his ability to read body language.

Apparently this family rift goes back aways and has been broadening and deepening since the neo-NAZI and white supremacist marches and the domestic terrorist killing of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA in 2017.

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is reopening his Facebook page to critics after facing a constituent lawsuit and national ridicule for an appearance on national TV last week in which he touted conspiracy theories.

That interview also exposed a deep-seated family rift, with Gosar’s brother repulsed by the congressman’s comments and warning that he would not let views aiding racists and anti-Semites go unchallenged.

In the interview with Vice News that aired on HBO, Gosar veered from discussing intemperate language on Facebook to raise far-right conspiracy theories. He suggested the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacist rally was the work of a supporter of former President Barack Obama and that liberal activist George Soros had turned Jews over to the Nazis as a boy.

Gosar’s brother, David Gosar, who is a Wyoming lawyer, was so disgusted by the Soros comments and the effect it has on the family name that he offered to represent Morgaine in her lawsuit. He said in an interview with The Arizona Republic that eight of Gosar’s nine siblings don’t share his far-right views and suggested the family could become more vocal.

“If (Paul Gosar) had any guts or decency, he would apologize to George Soros on Vice News,” David Gosar said. “He never will because his base won’t like it, but he owes that man an apology.”

Be nice to your family!

Open thread!



Florence check in

Be careful, be smart, be safe.



This is the Type of Thing You’d Expect to See in Florida: Floriduh! Goes International!!!

We never had this at the Hillel School of Tampa…

A Chinese kindergarten welcomed back students back from summer break with a bizarre pole dancing performance on Monday, sparking outrage among parents.

Footage of the incident, posted to Weibo, shows a woman dressed in risqué clothing, dancing around a pole on a low stage while three- to six-year-old children and their parents watched from below in southeastern China.

After the incident, the Shenzhen Xinshahui Kindergarten, in Bao’an District, issued an apology to parents and students explaining that the performance was intended to “lighten up the atmosphere.”

“We apologize for not putting more consideration into the planning of the dance performance and for causing a bad experience among students and parents,” Lai Rong, the pre-school’s principal, said in the apology.

On its official Weibo account, the Shenzhen Education Bureau said that pole dancing for children is “not appropriate” and confirmed that the ministry will investigate the incident. “The education bureau believes it is not appropriate to arrange pole dancing performances for children in kindergarten,” it said.

The authority has also called for Lai to be dismissed as the kindergarten’s director.

Ya think?!?!?!?

This is the type of thing you expect to happen in Florida, not China. Apparently the Floriduh! is spreading…

Stay flexible!

Open thread.



SATSQ: YES You did

Any political appointee that either accepted their position after the first week of February 2017 and everyone who has not resigned has signed on for this shit.



Tuesday Morning Open Thread: All We Have Is What Grace We Can Muster

From the original Des Moines Register article:

Rob Tibbetts was among four people to deliver emotional eulogies Sunday afternoon to a crowd of more than 1,200 people inside the gymnasium at Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High School. The school, in Brooklyn, a town of about 1,500, is just a short walk from where Mollie Tibbetts lived with her mother and two brothers.

“Today, we need to turn the page. We’re at the end of a long ordeal,” he said. “But we need to turn toward life — Mollie’s life — because Mollie’s nobody’s victim. Mollie’s my hero.”

Rob Tibbetts called upon the devastated community and family to come together in honoring his daughter.

“The person best equipped to help us through this is Mollie,” he said. “So let’s try to do what Mollie would do. Let’s say what Mollie would say.”…

Rob Tibbetts has not publicly commented on the issue. But in his eulogy, he highlighted how the local Hispanic community had embraced him as he searched for his daughter in recent weeks.

While in Iowa for nearly six weeks, Hotel Grinnell put him up for free. During that time, he said he ate at a number of Mexican restaurants, where employees were sensitive and kind. They knew when he needed space or when he needed to joke, he said…



How Corrupt Are These Guys?

I looked over that list of potential investigations that Anne Laurie posted below, and one thing stuck out:

WILBUR ROSS LIED REPEATEDLY UNDER OATH IN HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING AND HAS COMMITTED WHO KNOWS HOW MANY FINANCIAL CRIMES AND IT DOES NOT EVEN MAKE THE TOP OF THE LIST.

Sweet jesus.