The Disrespectful Summons:

The Disrespectful Summons:

The Devil gave a sudden leap
and struck Miss Squill all of a heap.

He Swooped her up from off the ground
And twirled her madly round and round.

That night she saw when she undressed
His mark was burned upon her breast.

Next day flew in her open door
A creature named Beelphazoar.

It brought a recipe for fudge
Of pounded pencil-stubs and sludge.

Also a book called Ninety-two
Entirely Evil Things To Do.

She cindered toast and rotted silk
Corroded tin and curdled milk.

Her laugh made beetles swoon: her frown
Made geese and cows turn upside down.

She did her neighbours’ forms in wax
And stuck them full of pins and tacks.

They then expired with frightful pains
Inside their bowels, lungs and brains.

She got from somewhere stones with eyes
And plants that gave out screams and sighs.

But then the demon, much too soon
Returned one Sunday afternoon.

He seized her hair and with his hoof
He kicked a way out through the roof.

The end had come, and this was it:
He dropped her in the Flaming Pit.

Trump administration sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing: (Twenty Lashes With A Wet Noodle)

Trump administration sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing: (Twenty Lashes With A Wet Noodle)

The Trump administration on Thursday announced sanctions against 17 Saudis for their alleged roles in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Among those being sanctioned are Saud al-Qahtani, a former top aide to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who the Treasury Department says was part of the “planning and execution” of the operation that led to Khashoggi’s death, as well as a top subordinate and the Saudi consul general in Istanbul.

“The Saudi officials we are sanctioning were involved in the abhorrent killing of Jamal Khashoggi,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “These individuals who targeted and brutally killed a journalist who resided and worked in the United States must face consequences for their actions.”

The sanctions mark the U.S.’s most sweeping punishment to date of Saudis over the journalist’s killing, which sparked a diplomatic crisis with one of President Trump‘s closest Middle East partners.

Any U.S. assets belonging to the individuals are frozen by the sanctions, and Americans are banned from doing business with them. The sanctions were imposed under the Global Magnitsky Act, which is aimed at human-rights violators.

The Treasury Department made its announcement hours after the Saudi government said it has indicted 11 people in Khashoggi’s death, which took place on Oct. 2. Five people face the death penalty in the case, but the Saudi public prosecutor did not reveal their identities.

The Saudis’ latest explanation, however, appeared to contradict its previous accounts and the Turkish government said it found it “unsatisfactory.”

The Saudis said the operation was designed to bring back Khashoggi alive to his home country, but that rogue agents caused a fatal overdose when they injected him with “a large amount” of an unspecified drug. The U.S. statement suggests that Khashoggi was targeted for death.

Neither country placed blame on Crown Prince Mohammed, a close ally of the Trump administration whom some foreign officials believe was responsible for the operation.

Riyadh’s statement was largely consistent with its previous claims that Khashoggi’s killing was the result of an extraction mission gone awry, but it admitted for the first time that the journalist’s body was dismembered and removed from the consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi was once close to the Saudi monarchy, but became critical of the crown prince and left the country last year over fear for his own safety. He wrote columns in The Washington Post and other publications that were critical of both Trump and Crown Prince Mohammed.

The Trump administration took its first steps to punish the Saudis in late October when it revoked U.S. visas for some officials deemed responsible for Khashoggi’s death. It also ended air refueling flights for Saudi forces fighting Iran-backed insurgents in Yemen.

But members of Congress and human-rights groups have urged Trump to go further, including imposing direct punishments on the crown prince.

Trump has rejected the possibility of ending U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia and expressed reservations about taking actions that could do lasting harm to his relationship with Riyadh, which he has placed at the center of his Middle East strategy.


You Are Mean And A Bad Person; Stop Calling Yourself A Christian:

You Are Mean And A Bad Person; Stop Calling Yourself A Christian:

Something We’ve Heard…

” Let me understand this. Myself and my children are American citizens who can’t afford healthcare and are not entitled to Medicaid because we make too much money. Just enough to live paycheck to paycheck. I can’t get any help but you want me to help others who are coming into our country illegally. Sorry but no!”




Something We’ve Heard…

“So a week or two ago I was so frustrated about losing medicaid because I make too much money but not making money to receive a tax break/discount on the healthcare marketplace that I sent emails to the newspaper, TV stations, the governor and the president. My letter was introducing myself and talking about how I am one of the working poor. I live paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford extra things like if something breaks down or needs to be fixed at times food is an issue but I have my freezers stocked so we should be OK for a while. Today when I got home there was a message on my home phone. It turns out the letter I sent to the president was given to the head of health care. I was told to call them. They promised to find me affordable healthcare!!!”