Archive | January, 2015

Even Taliban Leaders Have LinkedIn Profiles

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A senior Taliban commander, wanted in connection with an assassination bid on Malala Yousufzai’s life, has been found using the networking site LinkedIn.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, one of the world’s most notorious terrorist leaders, has 69 connections on LinkedIn and lists “jihad and journalism” as his unique skills.

Ehsanullah_Ehsan_LinkedInEhsan also provided details of his schooling, employment history and language skills. He describes himself as “self-employed” and says he has been a terrorist spokesman since January 2010 – first for Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Pakistan wing of the Taliban, which carried out the attack against Malala Yousufzai in 2012 and now for TTP Jammat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Taliban. Sounds like a straight shooter with upper management written all over him!

After LinkedIn caught wind that Taliban commanders were using their site to engage in some business networking, the company took down Ehsan’s account.

A LinkedIn spokesman said the company’s security team had decided to “restrict it” and stressed that it was not clear if the account actually belonged to Ehsan or if it was just a fake.

The spokesman said, “(I) Can’t say for certain that it is someone else…But I can say that our security team has a high degree of confidence that it is a fake account, which is reason enough to restrict it. (I) Also can’t say for certain who might have set it up if it is fake.”

Or… the discovery that Ehsan has an open profile on LinkedIn was too embarrassing for the networking company so they had to shut it down immediately?

Either way, it’s a shame Ehsan’s account has been restricted. What could be a worse punishment then an endless supply of LinkedIn endorsement emails?

Does Ahmed have these skills or expertise: Suicide bombing?*

*Disclaimer: one time use.

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Sarah Palin Gets in a Dogfight with PETA

Sarah Palin Dogfight with PETA

Sarah Palin is telling PETA to “chill” after the animal rights organization flipped out over photos she posted last week showing her son Trig stepping on the family dog to reach the kitchen sink.

Along with the pictures of the six-year-old using the family dog’s spine as a chair, Palin spewed out some words of wisdom:

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Trig is 6 years old and is a Down Syndrome kid to boot, so using the family dog, oddly named Jill Hadassah, as a booster was probably as innocent as it was instinctive. But taking pictures of your kid doing that because “lol it’s cute” instead of teaching them what is, and what is not, appropriate to climb on? Well, that’s kind of stupid, but it’s hardly breaking news that Sarah Palin made a bad decision.

But much like Sarah Palin, PETA is not one to miss out on an opportunity to bring attention to itself. The organization, outraged that the most intelligent member of the Palin household was being abused, screamed ANIMAL CRUELTY to whoever would listen.

“It’s odd that anyone — let alone a mother — would find it appropriate to post such a thing, with no apparent sympathy for the dog in the photo,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement on Friday. “Then again, PETA, along with everyone else, is used to the hard-hearted, seeming obliviousness of this bizarrely callous woman,” Newkirk said, referring to a 2008 incident where Sarah Palin gave an interview at a farm while turkeys were slaughtered in the background.

Sarah Palin took to Facebook to respond to PETA’s harsh words (and throw a little shade at President Obama while she’s at it…)

“Dear PETA,

Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog,” Palin wrote.

“Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?”

Obama DogYes, it’s true that in President Barack Obama’s bestselling memoir “Dreams From My Father,” Obama writes of eating dog meat when he was a little boy in Indonesia, describing the taste as “tough”. But going from “Obama tried dog as a child during his travels in Indonesia” to “Obama actively enjoys eating dog,” is a pretty big leap. Plus, it’s not like he strapped his family dog’s crate to the roof of the car for a 12-hour drive from Massachusetts to Canada because there was no room in the car and when the dog suffered the runs during the trip he pulled over to hose off the dog and the car…. I believe that was 1983 Mitt Romney.

Anyways, Mama Grizzly continued her PETA tirade:

“Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar”.

Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA. A shame, because I’ll bet we agree on what I hope is the true meaning of your mission – respecting God’s creation and critters.

Our pets, including Trig’s best buddy Jill Hadassah, are loved, spoiled and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don’t fit your flighty standards.

Jill is a precious part of our world. So is Trig.”

Instead of “chilling”, the organization responded by saying that Sarah Palin “knows PETA about as well as she knows geography.”

Since choosing sides in the Sarah Palin/PETA fight is like choosing between… well, Sarah Palin and PETA, I’ll just leave you with this fun trivia tidbit: the Palin family dog is named after Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, and Joe Lieberman’s wife, Hadassah. WTF?!?

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