Everyone Loves Beach-Front Property

The Russian fleet is believed to be sailing to the Syrian port of Tartus. Russia’s defense ministry said on October 10 that the country was poised to transform its naval facility there into a permanent base.

That’s the last paragraph of this story about Russian warships moving to their new military foothold in the Middle East. It should be the first paragraph – in fact it’s short enough to be a sub-title, or one of those excerpts you see highlighted by font modifications in some blog posts.

Couple Sues PetSmart For Strangling Puppy

A California couple is suing PetSmart, claiming their puppy was strangled during a grooming session at the store. The suit not only seeks damages for the dog's death, but claims PetSmart attempted to falsify the results of a necropsy to cover-up their guilt.

Wait A Second….

Everyone who is working themselves into a depressive frenzy wailing over Whitney Houston drowning in a bathtub full of her own vomit please stop and give a thought to, say,  all those people in Syria who are being slaughtered by their own government, or the soldiers who just died in Afghanistan for no really good reason, or really just about anyone who wasn’t a pampered pop star who made bad choices and are responsible for their own tragic demise, but are instead victims of an unjust and uncaring world.

Just sayin’

U.N. Fails To Find Consensus To Stop Syrian “Killing Machine”

As Russia and China threaten to veto a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the Syrian regime continues to use violence against its own people.

The Russian and Chinese ambassadors to the United Nations say a Security Council draft resolution supporting “full implementation” of the Arab League report that called on Syria to form a unity government within two months is “meddling” in Syria’s internal affairs. The resolution specifically calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. The two permanent members of the U.N. Security Council are threatening to veto the resolution if it comes to a vote.

Qatar’s prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said “the government killing machine continues effectively unabated” and told U.N. leaders “the hope of the Syrian people is in your hands.”

The killing machine Jassim al-Thani referred to was sold to Syria by ex-Soviet Union engineering giant Sukhoi, long a supplier of underground bunkers, weapons manufacturing facilities, and giant killing machines to oppressive mid-East regimes.

“That would be the Model 39000 Mark IV Giant Killing Machine” a Sukhoi spokesperson said. “It’s actually one of our older models we originally designed for the Iranians. We actually developed it from plans stolen from U.S. firm Bechtel and Germany’s Krupp for giant killing machines they designed for the Saudis. Nowadays we only use our own original designs for giant killing machines.”