February 15, 2011

"About 10,000 stray dogs are planning to destroy the government in Bishkek."

A headline (via David Bernstein). Once the idea of revolution is in the air, who knows where it might spread? The question is, how do dogs plan? Do they use Twitter? Don't be too quick to say no. Remember: On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

35 comments:

DADvocate said...

Looks like Dogbert has set his grand plan into action.

former law student said...

Damn that google translate!

As I heard as a child: "By me is the eight ball behind."

Ut said...

"Once the idea of revolution is in the air, who knows where it might spread?"

The president committed several felony crimes in his attempt to pass the unconstitutional ObamaCare act. If we did not have a corrupt head of the Justice Department, Barack Obama would already have been indicted and tried.

Imagine if Americans fed up with their corrupt, lawbreaking President took to the streets to demand his resignation.

Do you think Barack Obama would accept the demands of the people and resign?

Or would it be more likely he'd call out the troops and have the FBI monitoring Twitter and Facebook?

Ut said...

"The question is, how do dogs plan?"

They huddle together in the barking lot.

former law student said...

The president committed several felony crimes

Fascinating.

Considering this is a lawprof blog, an argument listing the crimes, their elements, and the facts that support each element, would seem appropriate.

edutcher said...

The pups threaten to destroy the house about once a day. Only because we're bigger do we prevail. Any more pups, though, and we face anarchy.

DADvocate said...

Looks like Dogbert has set his grand plan into action.

DNRC rules.

Ut said...

"Once the idea of revolution is in the air, who knows where it might spread?"

The president committed several felony crimes in his attempt to pass the unconstitutional ObamaCare act. If we did not have a corrupt head of the Justice Department, Barack Obama would already have been indicted and tried.

Imagine if Americans fed up with their corrupt, lawbreaking President took to the streets to demand his resignation.


In addition to VPOTUS Gravitas and most of the Cabinet, you also have get most of Congress and at least half of the Federal judiciary to resign, as well.

But I like the way you're thinking, it's a good start.

David said...

My dog is taking a nap.

After that she will eat, show and seek some affection and take another nap.

She has no plans to overthrow anything.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Another foreign policy victory for Obama!

Ut said...

"Considering this is a lawprof blog, an argument listing the crimes, their elements, and the facts that support each element, would seem appropriate."

The President of the United States committed a felony by violating 18 U.S.C. 600. he and several subordinates conspired to offer Rep. Joe Sestak a job if he would exit a US Senate race against Arlen Specter.

These facts are not in any serious dispute.

All seven Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested the Attorney General to appoint an independent prosecutor to prosecute the President.

Our corrupt Attorney General refused to appoint such an independent prosecutor.

Barack Obama is a criminal. He is a felon and the only reason he is still in office is that the corrupt Attorney General refuses to prosecute him for the laws he and certain members of his Administraiton have broken.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/05/exclusive-senate-judiciary-committee-republicans-atorney-general-eric-holder-special-prosecutor-sestak-job-offer.html

Lem said...

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Mary Beth said...

I quote that cartoon whenever I'm reminding my kids that people on the internet may not be who they seem.

Remember when everyone was so mad about that Bosnian girl throwing the puppies in the river? Send her to Bishkek.

wv - patio. The message of where the dogs will meet. I've been found out. Woof.

E.M. Davis said...

"The best-laid plans of dogs and men ..."

shoutingthomas said...

The question is, how do dogs plan?

They don't. Sarah Palin dog-whistles them.

They then perform her telepathic commands.

Sheepman said...

Hey it's not that far fetched, dogs are now using iPads. Read it here not too long ago.

former law student said...

The President of the United States committed a felony by violating 18 U.S.C. 600

For starters, understand that felonies are defined as crimes punishable by more than one year's imprisonment.

Lem said...

Dogs call 911 all the time.. apparently ;)

Chip Ahoy said...
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Chip Ahoy said...

The article is hilarious. "We аск the owners of private houses not to throw puppies, and to call sobakolovam. They often turn wishing to get a pet. Puppies make a much easier "- he said. This is why computers make terrible translators and even worse interpreters. That "ск" bit up there in "ask" apparently went untranslated.

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Ut said...

"Considering this is a lawprof blog, an argument listing the crimes, their elements, and the facts that support each element, would seem appropriate."

The President of the United States also committed a felony by conspiring to offer a USAID position to Andrew Romanov in an attempt to bribe him not to run against Colorado Senator Michael Bennett (protecting a key vote for ObamaCare).

The Denver Post investigated the claim and found many witnesses to back up Romanov's allegations of felony crimes.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13429758

The President of the United States is a rogue criminal. If he was not being protected by a corrupt Attorney General, he would no longer be president and would be in jail.

I find this situation not much different than Mubarak's corrupt rule in Egypt.

It woudl not surprise me to see Americans marching gathering on the Mall to demand Barack Obama's resignation and prosecution - much as Egyptians did.

I wonder, though, whether Obama would slink off to his country home like Mubarak did. Or whether he'd order the military in to put down the rebellion.

Would our military fire on Americans?

Clyde said...

"Do they use Twitter?"

Only if they're bird dogs...

Ut said...

"For starters, understand that felonies are defined as crimes punishable by more than one year's imprisonment."

That is a common misconception. Regrettably, there is no standard qualification of a felony in the United States.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

I am Iron Dog.

Lem said...

A stray dog status on facebook?

This social network shit is getting too complicated.

Ut said...

Gee, FLS, you got awful quiet.

Don't you want to discuss the President's felony crimes?

Cedarford said...

Poor Google translator software (though better than nothing) sometimes leads to hilarious results.
The tale of shooting a health hazardous population of stray dogs because Kyrgyzstan cannot afford the luxury of stray dog kennels and massive neutering programs - translated funny.

I do note that Google and a few other outfits are hard at work on "the universal translator" of sci-fi fame. Not just text, but portable devices that translate speech into text or straight to speech 2-ways.

That could be good news for our kids - not forced by free trade to learn the language of the dominant Chinese, not forced by Latin invasion of America to learn Spanish as we become an obligatory bilingual nation and Habla Espanol is a basic requirement to get a job.

Ut said...

"On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog."

This is also a common misconception. You can trace this sentiment back to the early days of the internet, but today it is not true.

It is trivial for the United States government to subpoena every Tweet you ever made and every Facebook post you ever posted. Courts routinely grant the government access to this material and never turn down government requests for this data. Ever.

If you are planning the revolution (and I hope you are), the internet is the last place you want to send messages back and forth. There are NO privacy expectations and the govenrment IS watching.

It is also trivial for governments to intercept traffic and execute man-in-the-middle attacks that could - for example - intercept Twitter traffic on your network segment and redirect it to an alternate fake Twitter site used to identify protesters and entrap organizers.

Twitter and Facebook (and their other social media counterparts) are the best thing to ever happen to domestic spying since the invention of the pin tap.

Foreign governments, who can plainly see what happened in Egypt, will shortly wise up.

Twitter can get you killed like a dog.

Paul Zrimsek said...

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN: Fido, you've been down here on the Square for many days. You've just heard President Obama saying that he will take you Kirghiz dogs for walkies if you want, and he hopes there will be plenty of kibble for your puppies. What would be your message for President Obama?

FIDO: We don't know who he supports. It might be the cat for all we know. All he did was sit by the White House fireplace and lick his balls while we destroyed the government in Bishkek....

ROBERTSON: Rover is joining me now. Are you pleased that Obama has come out now and said he supports this change?

ROVER: Well, my message to President Obama is, thanks for the frickin' bone. We caught this frisbee ourselves...

William said...

Kyrgyzstan and its fellow unspellable central Asian republics show convincingly that there are worse places to live than NYC. In an accompanyng article, I was encouraged to see that a bordello had taken residence in a former presidential palace. No subtle metaphor there, and improved government services for the people.

rhhardin said...

Since that cartoon, my usenet .sig has been On the internet, nobody knows you're a jerk.

William said...

I myself am not a dog. I am a computer program that was cleverly designed by some MIT graduate students to duplicate the sentiments of the average Althouse commenter. I have been trying to convince readers of my non existence for many years, but to no avail. I have just the opposite problem of God. How can you convince the unbelievers of your non existence.

Bob Ellison said...

Of course they want to destroy the government. Strays favor anarchy. If they could make it to Darfur, they'd break up that cabal, too.

former law student said...

Ut "A felony is what I say it is" asks

Don't you want to discuss the President's felony crimes?

Sure. I'm waiting.

The President of the United States also committed a felony by conspiring to offer a USAID position to Andrew Romanov

You mean the job that Romanoff had inquired about, but was never offered? Your source confuses me:

Romanoff has had a long interest in issues of global poverty and had talked to the administration about a possible job in early spring. White House officials said those discussions stopped when Romanoff began suggesting he might run for higher office in Colorado.

...
Early this year, Romanoff "was recommended to the White House from Democrats in Colorado for a position in the administration," White House spokesman Abrams said. "At that time there were some initial conversations, but no job was ever offered."


Was there a smoking gun there? I didn't even see an unused cap pistol.

Ut said...

"Was there a smoking gun there?"

As I said, the Denver Post investigated the allegations and found many Democrats who were in on the conversations were willing to admit a bribe was offered.

Here's the link to their investigation for you again:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13429758

I have no doubt that the Administration is not admitting to their conspiracy. But then again that is hardly dispositive.

The President is a criminal. he should be impeached if he refuses to resign; he should be tried for his crimes and upon his conviction he should be jailed.

Just like any one of us would be if we committed a conspiracy.

You started this conversation by demanding a list of his crimes, their elements and the facts supporting them.

I supplied them to you easily.

Fred4Pres said...

Cat propaganda.

Fred4Pres said...

Cats are very skilled in psych-ops.