not in the right state…

Dear diablog,

After yesterday’s gentle return on to other more mordant stuff.

So this message

has acquired a certain special raison d’etre – particularly if you listen to some of the lyrics carefully.

For somewhat opaque reasons of his own Engine Room appears to have it in for David Cameron. I have no idea why the ills of the whole world appear to originate at the feet of an elected British Prime Minister but the skewed logic of our correspondent appears to, conveniently(?), ignore the Arch Moron of all time (oh, all right then, my lifetime).

I have in the past referred to her


as Mutty. Errata – from now on, Nutty/Menopausal


Merkel who appears to have single handedly (due to guilt?)

  • probably completely trashed and f***ked the Schengen agreement – which may well take the whole EU with it
  • created crises for all European ‘border’ nations
  • created crises for all EEC nations
  • allowed hounded and suffering migrants to actually believe that they will be welcome in Germany – provided they make their own way, arrange trains, book flights, avoid people traffickers and behave like middle class tourists with all the necessary transit papers – any time that suits them.

I assume she may, in the foreseeable future, arrange a series of airlifts for all those poor souls braving Mediterranean storms, razor wire, awful transit camps and unimaginable deprivation who doggedly trudge on in the apparent belief that ‘cos she said it was all right – it is.

Has she or her equally culpable politburo actually asked any one, checked it out, sent the help of policemen, sorted timetables or done anything other than tinker without any idea of the chaos she would cause?

No chance. A plonker.

Yours, diablog, wishing G+P had a Lifetime Idiot Award


Smile, be happy, it could get worse …

Dear Reader,

The headline continues:

So I smiled, and I was happy, and it got worse.

If you thought nobody could trump Trump in stupidity, here comes Chris Christie, the whale from New Jersey. According to the NY Times:

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.

“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane”, Mr. Christie told the crowd in Laconia, N.H. “Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.”

He added: “We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in.”

First of all, he has no clue, what he is talking about. FedEx – and others – do not know where a package is at any time. They only know, when a package – with a bar code on it – has passed a reading device.

Secondly, FedEx and others have installed millions of bar code reading devices. How many billions of those does Mr. Christie want to install in the USA, to track people with visas?

Thirdly, packages are not people. People happen to move by themselves, packages are moved. Also, people can remove things, like a bar code label. Packages are not known to have developed that capability yet.

But most importantly, Mr. Christie is in desperate need of some history lessons. The last people to be labeled with a number, where the inmates in Nazi concentration camps. What a great lead to follow, Mr. Christie. If you could move your whale like body to NYC, you could meet a few people with tattooed numbers on their arms.

Our Idiot of the Day Medal goes to the disgrace from New Jersey:

Slightly angered,

Engine Room

Got a better one?

Dear Reader,

For as long as we have the category Idiot of the Day, I have been hoping Pete would create an actual medal. Tough luck, the guy is still out on his vacation.

Until he comes back and does a better one, from now on I will use this meme from Imgur:

Idiot of the Day

Naturally, I would be equally happy, if one of our readers suggests a better picture.

Stay tuned,

Engine Room

Aussies going nuts

Dear Reader,

In what seems to be a competition in “Who’s government is more crazy”, the Aussies reached a new high. In their recent surveillance bill, which says good bye to Lawyer-Client-Privilege, they outlaw warrant canaries.

Short reminder, that is a way around gag orders, when the government not only seizes your and your visitors data, but also claims you cannot tell anyone. You have to be a fan of illegal governments, in order to think that is OK.

There must be a complete lack of real problems, if Australian politicians have time for that crap. And the Aussies must live behind the digital moon, if they let their politicians run shit like this.

In any case, our warrant canary is still up.

And it will remain there, in the right bottom corner of diablog, until we have been served. And if we are served, it will go down. Period.

Our Idiot of the Day medal goes to the Aussie PM Tony Abbott, his cabinet, and the members of parliament.

Stay sane,

Engine Room

You might be a terrorist …

Dear Reader,

If you use the internet, you might be a terrorist. Really. Seriously.

At least according to the French minister of the interior, Bernard Cazeneuve.

France introduced a new internet censorship law. And how does the recipient of our Idiot of the Day medal justify it:

“Today, 90 percent of those who swing toward terrorist activities within the European Union do so after visiting the internet. We do not combat terrorism if we do not take measures to regulate the internet.”

Next up, the French minister of the interior will want to monitor and censor your use of water, electricity, food, beverages, beds, … It is fair to assume, future terrorists are using those, at least 90% of them.

Hey, France, all that concern about free speech after the Charlie Hebdo assault did not last long, did it?

Now, before anyone thinks “Oh, the French”, our next winner comes from San Francisco.

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