Update May 9
This just in, via email, from Military Appreciation Day, Director of Food and Beverage
We are 3 weeks out and I have been contacted by a lot of you in support of Military Appreciation Day. I have asked for help with Food and Beverage. We are looking at feeding close to 1500+. All done by donations. All free to our troops and their families.
Food and Beverage still needs about $650 to do this without taking funds from our general account. That account is what pays for the head boats including fish cleaning and all food and non-alcoholic beverage for our troops while fishing, insurance and fees. These things are not free to us. 100% of our funding goes to the events. No one gets paid, we have no overhead other than bank fees to maintain our account and postage.
I am asking you once again to consider thanking some real heros. Please help me by making a donation to MAD Food and Beverage. We provide 3 meals at this event and it is a monumental task to get it all donated and then get it to Morehead City, get it cooked and served. But it is nothing compared to what our Troops do for us!
If you have questions or want to participate please contact me.
Thank you for your consideration and please pass this message forward, we owe it to the ones that have signed that Blank Check for us.
Military Appreciation Day, Inc
donna @ whatbubbaknows . com
I think we all know what to do.
It’s almost that time of year when Military Appreciation Day hosts an all day offshore fishing event for active duty members of our military. The “Honored Guests” are taken out by an fleet of volunteer fishing boats and head boats while their families are entertained with a children’s fishing derby and carnival like games including a dunking booth, bouncy house and face painting stations. Sight seeing boat rides and a large ferry are available for family boat tours, including a tour to Carrot Island where the kids enjoy seeing the wild ponies up close.
The day ends with a massive southern style cookout for the troops and their families – with musical entertainment.
This entire event, everything is provided by volunteers and is free of charge to the troops and their families. No one is allowed to charge or receive any payment from the honored guests.
All of the private fishing boats are volunteers. All of the coordinators, cooks, servers, assistants and manual laborers are volunteers.
Thousands of pounds of pork, chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs and all the fixings are purchased with donations from people like you and me.
Have a look:
Military Appreciation Day is made possible only by the donations of patriotic Americans.
I encourage you to help. Visit the MAD website for information on how to donate and/or volunteer. Here’s a few direct links:
As of today, April 18, I am told that over 350 troops have signed up to go fishing with registration open for over another month. The MAD Food and Beverage committee is estimating expectation to feed 1200.
So far 37 volunteer private boats have registered and 2 headboats have been leased (possibly a third). The estimate of private boats needed is 100.
So yea, gonna need your help.
I have volunteered as manual labor for Military Appreciation Day for the last six years.
You can review my posts on MAD 3 and MAD 4
When I said 350 troops had signed up, that was 6 hours ago, it’s now 525.
Update: May 1
Troops signed up : 663
Private Boats : 87
Chartered Head Boats : 3
Estimating 2000 for the cookout
…. the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in December that Illinois’ ban on public gun possession was unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court has decided that the [2nd] amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside,”
Illinois now has until June 9 to establish concealed carry laws. They’re in a panic. If they don’t get the laws in place then the citizens of Illinois will be free to walk the streets with guns in their pockets – as though there were something in the Constitution enumerating their right to do so.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is soiling his panties at the prospect.
Illinois is the only state that does not have a law allowing people to carry concealed firearms.
While true, it is not the proper way to frame the concept. Whereas, we as Americans, were born with the Right to carry firearms – concealed, openly or glued to our forehead – the fact that most of us cannot ‘legally’ do so is the result of unconstitutional laws that were previously passed by leftist tyrants. A law allowing people to carry concealed firearms would only need to repeal the previous unconstitutional laws that should never have existed in the first place.
Ideally, Frank Main should have been able to say “Illinois is the only state that has not repealed their unconstitutional laws.”
Anyway, about that idiot shurf.
Under Dart’s proposed “may issue” ordinance, he would grant licenses only to people who demonstrate a need to carry a firearm for protection.
Obviously, he doesn’t think anyone needs a firearm, so having the sole privilege of deciding who does means nobody gets the license. That’s the thing about the word ‘may’, it can also mean ‘maybe not’. Or in Mr. Dart’s case; “probably not”.
Dart said the $300 application fee would pay for the employees he would have to hire to process license requests.
And that is a frikkin’ lie. The $300 fee would be a punishment for daring to ask permission to do something you already have a Right to do. If he thought he could get away with proposing a $3,000 fee he would have.
If legislators don’t meet a June 9 court deadline to pass such a law, anyone with a state firearm owner’s identification card could legally walk anywhere in public with a concealed weapon, Dart said.
“We would have the Wild West,” he said. “There would be no regulation.”
That lil blurb is why I call him an idiot. First of all, having the “Wild West” in Cook County, Illinois would be an improvement – a vast, massive, blatanly obvious improvement.
Since Illinois is the only State that has no allowance for concealed carry, why are the other “56” states not having ‘Wild West’? If his logic was sound, then his Cook County would be the peaceful paradise on Earth instead of the hellhole murder capital that it is.
Of course, the Sheriff is not the only idiot in Cook County:
Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins said: “If a statewide law is not passed, the city is preparing to implement a comprehensive concealed-carry ordinance to ensure that guns stay out of the hands of criminals.”
That’s right. Chicago criminals have, until now, always had to do their dirty deeds without the blessing of guns. They have butchered thousands of innocent citizens, hand-throwing bullets willy-nilly. But now, the only way to prevent those criminals from carrying guns is to force them to pay for permits to carry those guns.
“This is really a way to educate people,” Vallone said. “You cannot run around with a realistic looking gun. It’s against the law, and you could get arrested and actually go to jail.”
He remained in custody Wednesday evening, on charges of reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun.
If you’ve been paying attention lately, you know that the definition of “realistic looking gun” has been revised almost daily to the point that a half-eaten poptart can be deemed a “realistic looking gun”, a folded piece of paper can be a “realistic looking gun”, a child’s pointed finger is a “realistic looking gun” …. all of which of merit swift and severe punishment.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this crap.
Word has it Sharyl Attkisson is on thin ice at CBS News for practicing journalism, in arrogant violation of the shamelessly pro-Obama propaganda network’s policies. Her excellent and therefore unforgivable investigation of the impeachment-worthy Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal was bad enough. Now she has been failing to accept the Regime’s lies at face value regarding Benghazi.
CBS News … has grown increasingly frustrated with Attkisson’s Benghazi campaign. CBS News executives see Attkisson wading dangerously close to advocacy on the issue
Translation may be needed for those who don’t speak the Orwellian language of establishment liberals. Advocacy in this context means exactly the opposite of what it says in the dictionary. CBS News advocates Obama; its employees are expected to do the same. If they don’t comply, they are guilty of “advocacy,” the same way people outraged by the injustice of Affirmative Action are guilty of “racism.”
While admittedly not having gone deep on Benghazi for a host of reasons, when I do think about it, it seems to me, political correctness and the particular form of appeasement it breeds may be the main culprit here. While the more rabid on the Right may want Clinton, or Obama, or whomever blood on this one, the reality is, with political correctness as the culprit you eventually get them all. It may also be a more effective line of attack, as it’s difficult to go after individuals who are reasonably well-liked by the broader electorate – whether conservatives like them, or not.
Once you establish that a PC, or appeasement approach to foreign policy is the real bad guy here, it’s a simple hop, skip and a jump to put that one around every Democrat’s neck – from Hillary, to Obama – because it’s true. Political Correctness, both domestically and foreign policy-wise is the province of the Democrat Party. If you want to make them own this tragedy, that may be the best way to do it.
“For 40 years abortion in this country has been waged in the court of public opinion. This is a court of law. And the testimony that comes out of there is under oath,” said Mullane. “None of the evidence is doctored. It’s for real. It’s a capital case. And the testimony of one witness is far heavier than all the pro-choice editorials and op-eds that have ever appeared in, say, the New York Times.”
Pro-life activists have charged the mainstream media with ignoring the Gosnell trial over fears that publicity will hurt the cause of legal abortion. Mullane suggested that their fears are well-founded.
“Gosnell pulls the curtain back from the inherent violence of abortion,” Mullane said. “You can’t sit in that courtroom and learn about what abortion does to the unborn child and to the woman in many cases … you can’t sit there day after day and week after week and listen to that testimony and not be changed, and not have a change of heart, or at least reconsider your position.”
“This is the worst on many levels,” he said. “Not only because of what was going on in Gosnell’s clinic in West Philadelphia, but also because of the indifference of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Department of Health, which did not inspect any of the state’s 22 abortion clinics for 17 years.”
Mullane pointed out that in Pennsylvania nail salons are subject to tighter regulations than abortion clinics. He also took pro-abortion former Gov. Tom Ridge to task for suspending all inspections of abortion clinics for political reasons.
The cessation of observed global warming for the past decade or so has shown how exaggerated NASA’s and most other computer predictions of human-caused warming have been—and how little correlation warming has with concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. As many scientists have pointed out, variations in global temperature correlate much better with solar activity and with complicated cycles of the oceans and atmosphere. There isn’t the slightest evidence that more carbon dioxide has caused more extreme weather.
Crop yields in recent dry years were less affected by drought than crops of the dust-bowl droughts of the 1930s, when there was less carbon dioxide. Nowadays, in an age of rising population and scarcities of food and water in some regions, it’s a wonder that humanitarians aren’t clamoring for more atmospheric carbon dioxide. Instead, some are denouncing it.
Controversy ensued when the news broke that Kathy Boudin, former member of the Weather Underground group who was convicted in 1984 of felony murder, received the position of adjunct professor at Columbia University. While it may be ironic that Boudin received a teaching position at a university she was plotted to bomb, she is not the only former domestic terrorist to receive such a position. At least a dozen former members of domestic terrorist organizations are now college professors.
Old commies never die, they just fade into academia it seems.
Here, in North Carolina, too many people feel like their children are safe from the old 60s commie bomber-hippies turned professor, because they’re all in the known socialism-pushing universities in the hellhole states like California.
One of the twelve terrorists covered in this article is Howard Machtinger, who back in the 70s was wanted by the FBI for attempting to blow up the Detroit Police Officers Association Building. He is now a honcho at UNC Chapel Hill, Teaching Fellows Program in the School of Education.
Howard Machtinger, (left) posing with a bust of one of his heroes.
The media hyperventilation over minor budget cuts as a result of sequestration knows no bounds.
On the Martin Bashir show Thursday, MSNBC political strategist Jonathan Alter actually said that people might die as a result
“They can die…They left the poor and the sick to fend for themselves.”
Is there no limit to what these folks will say to prevent any trimming of a budget that even with sequestration is still 28 percent greater than 2008?
Yes, that’s a rhetorical question.
If Mr. Alter actually believes that the sequester cuts [in the growth of the federal budget, not the budget itself] will get people killed; then his stupidity actually exceeds our estimation. Personally, I will give him the benefit of doubt – I don’t think he’s that stupid.
I do think, however, he thinks that you are stupid enough to believe it. He’s just following orders from his bosses in the Dhimmicrat party who want the seeds planted now in the public mind that any cut, all cuts in their play money is bad, bad, bad.
The punishment is for storing liquid mercury without a permit. Some troublesome teenagers broke in and dumped the mercury. Jackpot justice followed; everyone alleged to be affected was compensated and has recovered. But that’s not good enough for Judge Smith, who wants malicious envirowackos to help him come up with the most painful punishment the Supremes’ ruling will allow.
The day will come – when these leftist ‘activists’ are on trial. They had better hope that the system does not ask for punishment advice from folks like me.
Too bad we can’t apply a similar approach to Benghazi, and have SEALs decide a fit punishment for Obama, Shrillary, Susan Rice, and the rest.
Among the many lessons from this sorry situation is one that experience elsewhere has already taught many times: Good governance is not necessarily consistent with the demands of government unions, in this case the union representing Maryland’s correctional officers.
I have never made the case that the proposed gun control law should have been rejected because it is a slippery slope and could lead to more pernicious or onerous things. I don’t know another gun rights blogger who has made that case.
The case that I have made, and repeatedly so, is that a system of universal background checks is a precursor and necessary prerequisite to a national gun registry. I have never charged that it would be some accidental feature of overbearing governance. I have charged that it would be intentional, and that universal background checks would have no effect on gun crime.
Furthermore, I have pointed to progressive arguments for that very system, showing that this is the real goal of every progressive:
The only way we can truly be safe and prevent further gun violence is to ban civilian ownership of all guns. That means everything. No pistols, no revolvers, no semiautomatic or automatic rifles. No bolt action. No breaking actions or falling blocks. Nothing. This is the only thing that we can possibly do to keep our children safe from both mass murder and common street violence.
From the comments:
It’s because any new gun laws are not the first step on the slippery slope: we are more than halfway down the slope already. To use Lawdog’s cake analogy:
Allow me to explain.
I hear a lot about “compromise” from your camp … except, it’s not compromise.
Let’s say I have this cake. It is a very nice cake, with “GUN RIGHTS” written across the top in lovely floral icing. Along you come and say, “Give me that cake.”
I say, “No, it’s my cake.”
You say, “Let’s compromise. Give me half.” I respond by asking what I get out of this compromise, and you reply that I get to keep half of my cake.
Okay, we compromise. Let us call this compromise The National Firearms Act of 1934.
There I am with my half of the cake, and you walk back up and say, “Give me that cake.”
I say, “No, it’s my cake.”
You say, “Let’s compromise.” What do I get out of this compromise? Why, I get to keep half of what’s left of the cake I already own.
So, we have your compromise — let us call this one the Gun Control Act of 1968 — and I’m left holding what is now just a quarter of my cake.
And I’m sitting in the corner with my quarter piece of cake, and here you come again. You want my cake. Again.
This time you take several bites — we’ll call this compromise the Clinton Executive Orders — and I’m left with about a tenth of what has always been MY DAMN CAKE and you’ve got nine-tenths of it.
Then we compromised with the Lautenberg Act (nibble, nibble), the HUD/Smith and Wesson agreement (nibble, nibble), the Brady Law (NOM NOM NOM), the School Safety and Law Enforcement Improvement Act (sweet tap-dancing Freyja, my finger!)
I’m left holding crumbs of what was once a large and satisfying cake, and you’re standing there with most of MY CAKE, making anime eyes and whining about being “reasonable”, and wondering “why we won’t compromise”.
I’m done with being reasonable, and I’m done with compromise. Nothing about gun control in this country has ever been “reasonable” nor a genuine “compromise”.
Here’s a hint: it wasn’t Marco Rubio, the tool exploited to quell resistance, or any of the other Gang of Eight Quislings
Need another hint ?
Special interest groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the SEIU, and AFL-CIO and extremist advocacy groups like the National Council of La Raza
Obviously not anyone with America’s interests at heart….. Have shadowy left-wing radical outfits write a massive bill that no one understands and ram it through quickly before anyone figures out what it says. What ObamaCare is doing to health insurance, the amnesty bill will do to America’s sovereignty, economy, and demographics.
Nearly all varieties of heirloom vegetable seeds will be criminalized under this proposed EU law. This means the act of saving seeds from one generation to the next — a cornerstone of sustainable living — will become a criminal act.
Using a Nexis “all news” search, Michael Chapman at CNS News crunched the numbers and reports that over the last eight days the media have covered the story of Jason Collins, the NBA player who announced he was gay, a total of 2,381 times. In contrast, during the first eight days of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of capital murder, there were only 115 stories.
“The welfare work requirement was part of the overwhelmingly successful 1996 welfare reforms that led to more work and earnings and less poverty and dependence,” said Camp. “It is clear that from the outset of his presidency, President Obama and his advisors searched for ways to increase benefits and disconnect them from work.”
The left doesn’t accept the basic parameters of our society. It doesn’t accept that if you buy a house, it’s yours. It doesn’t accept that if you work 100 hours for 10 dollars an hour that you’re entitled to a thousand dollars. It doesn’t believe that you built anything.
And so it doesn’t accept the idea that stealing or killing is wrong.
The left doesn’t accept that the United States has a right to safe and secure borders. It doesn’t accept that when it comes to immigration policy or to terrorism.
The left doesn’t accept that the United States has a right to exist.
This is where the left finds common ground with Islamic terrorists. Islamic terrorists and the left both agree that the United States is an immoral society. They agree that the United States must be fundamentally transformed.
They just disagree on what it needs to be transformed into.
The Heritage Institute report estimates that under amnesty the average legalized illegal household will take in $43,900 in benefits while paying a little over a third of that in taxes. Those numbers are grim from the standpoint of a tottering economy being asked to take on an even bigger pile of debt and they reveal an even grimmer view of the future.
Set aside the political debates, the tensions over multiculturalism, entitlements and the great political divide, and those numbers reek of a country whose only future is poverty.
Judge A. Raymond Randolph, who wrote the decision for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, suggested the rule was a clear violation of free speech rights because the government “selected the message and ordered its citizens to convey that message.”
Freedom of speech, Randolph wrote, “includes both the right to speak freely and the right to refrain from speaking at all.”
The Right of Free Speech, as defined by the first amendment, prohibits government (Congress, to be specific) abridgment of speech. While that has almost always been used to protect what one can say, it also protects one from being forced to say.
In its court arguments, the NLRB said that the posters were necessary because “unions now represent only a small percentage of the private workforce, by the latest count just 7.3 percent.” Further, “Immigrants make up an increasing proportion of the nation’s work force and are unlikely to be familiar with their workplace rights.”
Young adults and high school students, the NLRB argued, are also not likely to be “familiar with labor laws.”
NLRB (or the government) says that unions need special assistance from the government because too many people don’t take unions seriously anymore. No, that’s not right – that’s what the NLRB believes and wants.. What the NLRB says is that too many people are ignorant of their rights.
True enough, that. Too many Americans are ignorant of their rights, their real rights, and therefore are easily duped by dishonest entities like NLRB into assumption that their wants are their rights.
But if government is worried about citizens awareness of their rights, where’s the mandatory government poster in the WalMart sporting goods section that informs shoppers of their Right to buy a gun?
Oh, nevermind, that’s a real Right that’s actually enumerated in the Constitution.
Oh Thank Allah!
Something important made it past that danged sequester.
RALEIGH, N.C. — State House lawmakers voted late Monday night to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, state property, greenways, bike trails, at sporting events and in businesses that serve alcohol …
… the proposal faced stiff opposition from University of North Carolina system officials.
Nestled in the reporting is a sentence that I find revealing :
Democrats offered five amendments to the bill. One would have required background checks for firearms at gun shows in North Carolina, where people can currently buy rifles without a permit. Another would have struck the provision allowing guns on campuses. A third would have restricted sales of large-capacity magazines. Still another would have increased the penalties for carrying a firearm while consuming alcohol.
The old gun show loophole meme, yet again. Perhaps the reporter is not aware that buying rifles without permits occurs everywhere in N.C., not just gun shows – permits are not required to buy a rifle. But what’s revealing is the reporter’s equation of permits and background checks.
Liberal gun-snatchers are advocating for universal background checks with the claim that it’s just common sense and with no intention of hampering citizens’ ability to acquire, keep and bear arms. Yet they view the check as a permitting process.
In other words, if you pass over all the current hurdles in the process, you might get permission from them to maybe, just maybe buy a rifle.
Dhimmicrat lawmakers reactions:
Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, said that, while the bill might protect Second Amendment rights, “The First Amendment is taking a big hit tonight.”
Rep. Darren Jackson, D-Wake, warned, “The more places we allow guns, the more accidents are going to happen.”
“This is not something that makes our state a better place” said Rep. Deborah Ross, D-Wake. “It’s something that puts us on Stephen Colbert, and we’ve been on Stephen Colbert a lot lately.”
Gee, which one gets the Stupid Blurt Trophy today?
Lessee, Rick Glazier? What he said was stupid, but maybe not because he is stupid. But it does play on the stupidity of the gullible constitchy-ants that voted for him. They will believe that his right to free speech was infringed because Dhimmicrat objections were ignored, Dhimmicrat amendments were tabled. All the thousands of amendments proposed by Republicans and discarded by Dhimmicrats over the last 100 years were just part of legislative procedure and not protected by free speech rights. Really Glazier? Is that the best argument you could produce?
Darren Jackson is convinced, totally, that the entire population of North Carolina consists of irresponsible child-like buffoons that can’t be trusted in the general vicinity of a gun. Thank you, Darren for that vote of confidence in our intelligence. Screw you too.
Debby Ross. Yes, you are the recipient of today’s Stupid Blurt Trophy. The import of this historic bill is weighed against the opinion of a weasel comedian who, if given a gun, would get his finger stuck in the barrel.
Here’s a good read that expresses some pertinent aspects of the gun control issue that are not usually mentioned – in print.
…the reason we can’t have a rational gun debate is because the anti-gun side pre-supposes that their pro-gun opponents must first accept that guns are bad in order to have a discussion about guns in the first place.
…. Liberals always make the common plea, “We need to get some experts to solve this problem!” for any public policy issue that comes along, which is a good thing. But when it comes to the gun issue, gun expertise is completely irrelevant …
…. Gun people don’t trust anti-gun people because they lie to us. President Obama directly says he won’t tamper with guns or the Second Amendment, then turns around and pushes Congress to do just that …
…. you anti-gunners can roll up your grandfather clauses and stuff them where the sun don’t shine. If it ain’t good enough for our grandchildren in 60 years, it ain’t good enough for us right now.
…. Gun people don’t trust anti-gun people because they are purposely misleading to rile the emotions of the ignorant ….
…. We don’t trust anti-gunners because someone defending the First Amendment is considered a hero, but a someone defending the Second Amendment is figured down with murderers and other lowlifes.
…. Gun people don’t trust anti-gun people because they seek to punish us for crimes we didn’t commit.
…. Gun people don’t trust anti-gun people because when things like the Boston Marathon bombing happen, everyone correctly blames the bomber, not the bomb. Nobody is calling for bomb control because killing people with bombs is already illegal — just like killing people with guns is illegal too.
…. Gun people don’t trust anti-gun people because in a single breath they tell us that the Second Amendment is irrelevant today and should be repealed because semi-automatic weapons didn’t exist when the Bill of Rights was written, then turn around and say the First Amendment protects radio, television, movies, video games, the Internet, domain names, Facebook and Twitter ….
… and pole-dancing, crapping in mail boxes, burning the flag, and embedding an entire tackle box in your face and calling it body art, blah, blah, blah, etcetera, etcetera – so forth and so on -ad nauseam – to infinity at the power of infinity.
We don’t trust anti-gunners because we know the ATF is hardly a law enforcement agency but is really a glorified tax collection agency that has abused, ruined the lives of, or murdered dozens of innocent gun owners through overzealous enforcement of gun-related tax and paperwork regulations.
Oh yea, home run. I’ll stop right there with the excerpts …
the Whole Thing
Waddill began strangling the child in full view of Cornelson and other nurses. No one stopped him. He was quoted saying, “This baby won’t stop breathing!”
When the baby was autopsied later, an examination of the lungs indicated that the baby had been breathing for at least 30 min. There were bruises on her throat, consistent with strangulation.
Dr. Waddill went to trial. However, despite the fact that the autopsy proved that the baby had been strangled and a number of witnesses watched the strangulation, charges against Waddill were dismissed after two mistrials. He was never punished for strangling the baby. He was not reprimanded in any way.
The study, titled “The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer,” could pose a setback to the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform bill, which would almost immediately offer legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. It is an updated version of a Heritage Foundation study from 2007, the last time Congress tried (and failed) to pass comprehensive immigration-reform legislation. Since then, the estimated cost to taxpayers ($2.6 trillion) has more than doubled.
Could pose a setback? How? Why? As if the proponents of amnesty give a diddly about the stability of the Republic. Heritage Foundation has proven, time and again, that all they care about is what’s best for America. Why would our honorable congress take Heritage seriously or give their opinions more than two grains of salt in weight?
» OBAMACARE’S SECRET PLAN: DESTROY AND ‘RESCUE’
You’ll be able to keep your own privately operated doctor, as promised, as long as your own doctor is still in business – which he won’t be.
You’ll be able to keep your own health insurance, as promised, as long as your insurance company remains in business – which it won’t.
…. ACO administrators admit they are being set up to fail. But fail to what end? To the goal which has been the goal all along: establish a national health service ala Canada or England or Sweden. This is not a medical or societal evolution; this is programmed incremental revolution, and we – like the Russians and French and Cubans – will pay the price, because when free market medicine goes, so goes freedom. The power that brings about this government takeover will not limit itself to medicine. It will consume every facet of the social and economic life of America.
We have to admit that Obamacare is the product of genius. As an answer to and solution to actual health care it’s a miserable joke. But that is irrelevant, the original and true purpose of Obamacare is not about provision of affordable health care or quality health care. It is the establishment of the ultimate tool of control over masses of people.
None of this was unpredictable. In fact, it was all predicted by those of us who were ignored and mocked by the Dhimmicrat-dominated Congress that practically exhausted their bag of dirty tricks to get this Obamacare abomination passed into law.
As for it being Obama’s dirty secret? It’s a secret only from the gullible Obama-worshiping idiots. Just because they were stupid enough to step off the cliff doesn’t make gravity a secret.
The United States does not suffer from an inflated rate of homicides perpetrated with guns; it suffers from an inflated rate of homicides. The argument about gun control is at its root a way to put conservatives on the defensive about liberal failures, from schools that do not teach to police departments that do not police and criminal-justice systems that do not bring criminals to justice. The gun-control debate is an exercise in changing the subject.
The argument that crime would be lower in Chicago if Indiana had Illinois’s laws fails to account for the fact that Muncie has a pretty low crime rate under Indiana’s laws, while Gary has a high rate under the same laws. The laws are a constant; the meaningful variable is, not to put too fine a point on it, proximity to Chicago.
if you want to find large concentrations of violent crime in the United States, what you are looking for is a liberal-dominated city: Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Oakland, St. Louis, Baltimore, Cleveland, Newark — all excellent places to get robbed or killed.
….You can chicken-and-egg this stuff all day, of course: It may be that Detroit is poor, ignorant, and backward because it is run by liberals, or it may be run by liberals because it is poor, ignorant, and backward. You can point the accusatory vector of causation whichever direction you like, but the correlation between municipal liberalism and violent crime remains stronger than that of violent crime and gun restriction. It is hardly the fault of the people of Indiana that Chicago is populated by people who cannot be trusted with the ordinary constitutional rights enjoyed by free people from sea to shining sea.
“There are all sorts of jobs that Americans won’t do. Like pick lettuce, bomb the Boston Marathon and report honestly on the motives of the bombers.”
» The Muslims the Media Doesn’t See
The man who beat his sister’s boyfriend because he wasn’t a Muslim and beat his ex-girlfriend because she wouldn’t wear a Hijab wasn’t some brainwashed drone who had his mind stolen by YouTube videos. He was a Muslim.
What was the difference between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and any of the Syrian Jihadists held up by the media as the epitome of courage and bravery? What is the difference between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Hamas and Fatah terrorists that the media peevishly contends Israel must make peace with? What is the difference between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and any of the tens of thousands of Muslim terrorists fighting in conflicts around the world?
The stories that promote liberal values are reported. The stories about a future Muslim terrorist beating his girlfriend because she wouldn’t wear a Hijab are not ….
Assuming the testimony is consistent with what we’ve heard from the whistle-blowers so far, the House should seriously consider impeachment proceedings. Any president that consciously turns his back on Americans in conflict, when he has available resources and no national security reason to remain passive, must be held to the highest account.
There are many issues which should put Barry and Hillary permanently out of politics – but this one may actually have the traction to do it. We’re long overdue for some meaningful justice.
Adam Kokesh is a Girl – a danged ugly one.
That seems ridiculous to say, but I’m looking for a way to explain the multiple changes of uniform that Kokesh has made over the years. Every time I hear something about this dork, he’s wearing a different outfit. The first I heard of Kokesh, back around 2006 or so, he had just changed out of the uniform of a United States Marine – not his choice either. More like it was taken away from him. Booted out for being stupid.
Since then he has donned the uniform of the anti-war veteran (IVAW flag-burners) and did some prancing around in D.C.
Then he tried on the uniform of the anti-war socialists while marching with communists and anarchists, spitting on Gold Star moms and making protest signs for AnswerCoalition.org, the MoveOn morons and various other anti-American moonbats.
If I’m not mistaken he even did a tour of duty with the CodePink sluts.
He ran for Congress as a Republican – wore that suit and tie – and when that didn’t work out he tried on a Russian fur hat for a while as a radio talk show host for Russian TV. But eventually, even the Russians gave him the boot.
Then he did a tour with the Ron Paul campaign, wearing a tin foil hat and a 9/11 Truth button.
At least one commenter on the article knows the score:
molly pitcher :
Adam stages big events – clashes with the police, to keep his name out there. He went to Germany, gained access to either a base or military hospital – I can’t remember, and tried to get our troops to desert. His partners in crime, the Code Pink harpies, funded by Soros, stood in front of Walter Reed on Friday nights as our wounded were arriving, with posters calling THEM the REAL terrorists. Kokesh marched with the Communist Party USA, SDS (of Weather Underground fame) FIST and other marxist organizations in DC that desecrated our war memorials. I know – I was there for the counter-protest to protect our memorials. Kokesh idolized john Kerry and tried to replicate his career – Kerry, with VVAW and Winter Soldier, followed by getting elected to congress. Kokesh did the exact same thing with IVAW, winter soldier 2, and a run for congress in the south west (where no one knew of his antics) and with the support of Campaign For Liberty (who eventually caught on, and banned him from their events. There WILL be trouble from it – no doubt. THAT is his true objective.
Adam, do humanity a favor – put on a burkha, strap on a bomb belt and walk out into the desert.
For the first time since written weather history began in Arkansas (1819), snow has fallen in the month of May. This snow has set records for the latest snowfall and latest measurable snowfall in the state.
Have you noticed how Global Warming has become Climate Change? Climate Change is easier to sell than Global Warming especially when it’s still snowing in May.
Since the climate changes every day, even hour-by-hour, former global warmists can point to the fluctuations as scientific evidence that we’re doomed unless we pay more taxes, shut down the coal industry, put up wind mills, fund more research, and implement more laws to save everybody.
The nonpartisan Center for Immigration Services calls the money “slush funds” and earlier this week cited several concerns — particularly that the money can go to the same groups that helped craft the legislation and that the spending appears to have no cap or oversight.
“It’s virtually a blank check,” Jon Feere, a Center for Immigration Services legal policy analyst, told FoxNews.com. “And the groups that helped draft this bill can now give themselves taxpayer dollars.”
So, wow, how much were they planning to spend on that before the deep, deep, deep sequester “cuts”?
» Bill Maher: “Ridiculous” for Americans to “think that the Second Amendment protects them from tyranny”
Like the proverbial stopped clock, even Billy Maher gets it right once in a while ….. sorta …. accidentally … without even knowing it.
What I mean is the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect us from anything, including tyranny. That protection is strictly our own responsibility. The 2nd Amendment merely defines our right to protect ourselves, or more specifically our right to the means of our own protection.
And yes, the authors of the amendment had tyrannical government in mind. Not because I say so, but because they said so.
Of course, Billy Boy didn’t mean it that way … we’re supposed to ignore what he says and act on what he meant.
Me thinks her bobby-pins are too tight. I can’t help but wonder if she really believes that crap, it’s part of my human nature to want to give her the benefit of doubt – but regrettably I have to conclude that she is, indeed, stupid enough to think that’s what registration means.
As if the Dhimmicrat Party (that has worked so diligently, for decades, to rob the American people of their guns) would ever be interested in helping return a gun to it’s rightful owner.
From the comments:
Would you be so kind as to point out what “national car registry” is being talked about? Could you point out laws that require you to register a car with the federal government? While we are on the subject could you point out any laws that require a person buying a car to have a valid drivers license, be background checked before purchasing and allows the government to confiscate all vehicles in the household of someone convicted of DWI?
She went on to call for universal background checks, a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” high-capacity magazines and ending gun trafficking. “I don’t believe that we are shredding the Constitution simply because we ask for a regulatory scheme to be able answer the questions of these moms: ‘Is my child going to be protected?’,”
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that a new state law attempting to block federal regulation of some guns is unconstitutional and that the federal government is willing to go to court over the issue.
Wow, Holder will sue.
Go ahead Eric, sue.
Holder seems to forget that this nation is a Federal Constitutional Republic. It operates under a Constitution where the 10th Amendment specifically provides (not that it needed to) that all matters not delegated to the Federal Government are reserved to The States or the People, respectively.
Not only is gun-snatching not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution, it is strictly forbidden to anyone, including federal, state, county and municipal governments. Period.
Fringe, you say? Think again. The fetish for cop-killing fugitives and cop-hating radicals is a mainstay of Hollywood, academia, the liberal media and Democratic Party circles. It has persisted for decades. It reared its head on May Day with rock-hurling anarchists in Seattle and D.C. shouting “F**k the pigs” and kicking cops. And consider the exaltation of the woman just named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list, Joanne Chesimard.
From Free Assata to Free Mumia to Free Jahar, the left’s police-bashing bloodlust is not just a sick joke. Their romanticizing of cold-blooded terrorism is a pathology. Twisted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev summed it up in three letters for his friends while still on the lam for committing a deadly terrorist attack, murdering a police officer and wounding another:
The left has been making what we eat their business for years, but it has escalated under the leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama and New York Nanny State Mayor Michael Bloomberg. With extreme groups like the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Food Democracy Now, that trend has accelerated. Liberals have targeted a wide variety of foods and drinks, portion size, menu information, what’s in the food, what restaurants can serve and where they can even be located.
The phrase ‘climate change’ is the preferred leftist label for what they used to call global warming. That was back when it was relatively easy to convince the general public that everything was getting progressively hotter and it was all the fault of humans and their capitalistic ways. When it became obvious, even to blind monkeys, that the globe was not warming they changed their screech to climate change. After all, who can argue that the climate is not changing? Now any variance in climate, like snow in Texas in mid-May, is blamed on the exhaust of prosperous capitalism.
But note that pitiful Sirota chose the words “we are incinerating the planet”. Oops. I reckon that saying “we are changing the climate” just doesn’t have enough panic-inducing hyperbolic punch.
Missing the old days, eh, Sirota?
Sirota wasn’t optimistic that conservatives would join him in his veggie crusade. “I’m sure some conservatives will read this column and send me email smugly pledging to eat even more meat than they already do, just to make some incoherent point about freedom.” Somehow “freedom” is always incoherent to the left. No matter. We either stop eating what we want or we are endangering what Sirota called our “ecological survival.”
How about we conservatives send this putz photographs of burning entire bags of charcoal – for no particular reason.
Dhimmicrats trying to disarm the people – it’s nothing new. They’ve been trying for a very long time to remove the defensive capabilities of their intended victims. It makes sense too. It’s always easier and safer to stomp on a rattlesnake after it has been defanged.
Leftists have plans for you, and knowing that you’re not going to willingly cooperate as long as you have the means to resist, they will never stop trying to take your guns – as long as they continue to draw breath.
In the past, Dhimmicrats have tried and retried and re-retried to get laws passed in Congress and State Legislatures that would rid the land of the one thing that prevents them from assuming the full authority and power over all the people, all the time in all regards.
They are tired of waiting, tired of trying to do it the legal way – they are about to get nasty.
“Gun Owners of America [has] spent the months since Newtown doing tremendous damage, insisting that expanded background checks will lead to a gun registry.” – New York Times, April 4, 2013
Remember when Senators Pat Toomey, Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer formed an unholy alliance during the recent gun battle on Capitol Hill? Remember how their amendment would have encouraged your psychiatrist to turn you in to the FBI’s gun ban list?
And you remember how we stopped that provision, because over 40 senators found it to be odious and a violation of the Second Amendment?
Well, guess what? Barack Obama has just concluded that “he don’t need no stinkin’ Senate.”
Instead, Secretary Kathleen “ObamaCare” Sebelius – and her Department of Health and Human Services – has promulgated regulations which would, by executive fiat, waive all federal privacy laws and encourage you doctor to report you to the FBI.
165,000 military veterans have already lost their gun rights because of the “see a VA shrink, lose your gun rights” precedent from the Clinton-Bush era.
Sadly, what happened to military veterans has now begun in the private sector – especially in places like New York, after they recently passed their misnamed SAFE Act.
According to gun rights reporter, Dan Roberts, firearms are now being confiscated from gun owners because of their mental health information.
“Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” President Obama said during a speech at Mexico’s Anthropology Museum. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”
(THHO)Obama stood in front of the citizens of a foreign state to chastise the citizens of his own. He wasn’t talking to Mexicans, he was talking to us. He was spanking our hands with a ruler that was printed in Spanish.
If the Weasel-in-Chief gave a ding-dang-diddly about the safety and security of the Mexican people and how many “American guns” were killing Mexicans on Mexican soil, his ATF goons wouldn’t have been fastly and furiously marching those guns across the border in the first place.
“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,” Obama added.
And all the Mexicans clapped and cheered the American dictator who promises to transform, by decree, gun-owning Americans into criminals and declare them crazy and therefore dangerous. Then after he’s collected all the guns, he will load them all in ATF dump trucks and back those trucks up to border.
The open-sourced reporting team has already created a map of 2,240 gun deaths since the shooting in Newtown, Conn., linking each death to local news sources. It appears that they now want stories that haven’t made the local headlines.
From the comments:
* If you know someone who has been affected by ABORTION, we DO NOT want to hear your story.
* Does Lexington and Concord count?
* We are told by Obama and his friends not to judge all Muslims based on the actions of a few. Maybe we should give millions of law abiding citizens who are gun owners the same courtesy.
I took the “Map of Death” from the HuffPo article and produced a more contrasting representation of their red dot indicators of gun violence to hilight the concentrations – shown in yellow below:
Two facts are immediately demonstrated.
1 – HuffPo’s red blotches do not represent gun concentrations – merely gun-violence concentrations.
2 – The actual concentrations of gun violence occur in what areas? Compare it to a map and identify the cities. Then look up which political party dominates those cities. I dare you.
At a time where the only thing a company has to do to sell firearms, ammo and accessories is to unlock their doors, Dick’s sales have flat-lined. In fact, their sales dropped 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 2011 and their shares 10 percent in the last quarter.
Dick’s CEO pointed his finger squarely at, well, Lance Armstrong. “People had a very negative reaction to the Livestrong brand,” he said at an earnings report.
So much for the Leftist’s 90% meme, eh?
Look, Dick, (btw is your last name Head?) nobody gives a diddle about Lance Armstrong. Notice how many of your competitors are rolling in the dough while you’re going broke? They still sell what the majority of the people want. Heck, WalMart gets to save money on employee labor simply because ammo is purchased before they can get it off the truck. Nevermind the shelves.
There have been 72,005,482 background checks for gun purchases since President Obama took office, according to data released by the FBI.
Obama has been President for 1,550 days. That works out to 46,455 background checks for gun purchases each day.
Now, juxtapose that statistical tidbit with the lamentations of Jabba the Feinstein after her gun-ban bill went down the toilet. Remember what she said?
“…. there will be no background checks, apparently ….”
» Arizona school’s ‘Redneck Day’ sparks anger
You have imagined a bunch of rednecks getting irate over someone making fun of rednecks. You did.
Because that’s the way we are these days – everybody looking for an excuse to be insulted.
No, it ain’t that at all. Basically, this is rednecks making fun of themselves – and still managed to insult the ‘others’.
“Redneck Day” at Queen Creek High School has angered African-Americans and civil-rights leaders and touched off a debate about free speech, social stereotypes and good taste.
Note: “African-Americans and civil-rights leaders”
Hold on just a second, whilst I retrieve my dog-whistle ….
Maureen Costello, director of the Teaching Tolerance program at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., said
… the school should do two things: “Open up a dialogue about why this was so offensive to some people, and second, to really start thinking through the kinds of events they sponsor to build school spirit.”
Indeed Maureen, why was it offensive? Furthermore, what’s not offensive? Actually, why don’t we just concentrate on that, the list non-offensive things is so much shorter and easier to deal with.
What is a redneck supposed to say to a non-redneck that is offended by the redneck’s satire of himself? In reality, there’s only one authentic redneck response to that: “won’t you shut up and mind yer own bizness?”
You probably thought rednecks were the one group our liberal masters would allow us to make fun of. Wrong. True enough, no one cares about white folks in Jesusland, but the tender feelings of blacks are always a top priority.
This illustrates how desperate a certain fawned-over “victim” group is to find something to pretend to be offended about.
I reckon there’s gotta be at least one muslim in that area that’s purdy wrenched up ’bout missing a perfectly good opportunity to be offended.
And FYI …. (in case yer not a redneck , cause I am – no, seriously!)… we ain’t all white. There’s a whole heap of black rednecks amongst us. It’s easy to pick em out too, their hats are on straight with properly rolled bills and they have more pants above the ass-crack than below the ankles.
John Schultz has been spending his days patrolling his Charlotte, North Carolina neighborhood with a WWII rifle strapped to his back.
Neighbor Vanessa Aidara said the rifle frightens she and her children. She also said the it is a bad image for Walnut Creek.
“He could be good without the rifle,” Aidara said. “I think the rifle is what scares everybody because why do you need a rifle to pick up trash. Get a trash bag. “
Trash bag? What? Get a trash bag?!? Point completely missed.
Note to law enforcement in North Carolina. The answer above by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (“not breaking any laws …”) is the right one. You cannot lawfully detain or arrest someone for openly carrying a weapon. It is legal in North Carolina, as North Carolina is a traditional open carry state. LEOs need to know and understand the law. If you continue to unholster and point your weapons at someone who is behaving legally, an innocent person will eventually be harmed or killed and you will be responsible for it. Don’t be ignorant. Be thinking men and women.
This is only a fairy tale that could never ever happen in real life. Still it might be worth remembering that when you kill the golden apple of the free market, all that’s left are moldy pears. And that “Fruit for Everyone” usually means “Fruit for No One”
» “The Golden Apple” – A Socialist Fairy Tale
Mayor Bloomberg never understood good government. He ran the city like a liberal activist, jumping from one crusade to another, building a wall of expensive consultants around ridiculous projects and then ramming them through regardless of the criticism. He bought off everyone using his money and city money. The debt doubled and the problems mounted while he raced off to fight obesity, global warming, gun control and every other gimmicky liberal billionaire crusade.
It’s easy to zero in on Bloomberg’s fussy nanny state antics. The wars on soda and salt make good copy and so do windmills on bridges, but the real story is not what Bloomberg did, but what he didn’t do.
Sequester Bush, the younger of the Bush brood, to blame for unexpected wind shifts?
…. from the President of the National Weather Service Employees Organization Dan Sobien.
“It’s like playing chicken with the American public. They’re putting everyone’s lives at risk.”
National Weather Service Employees Organization: Yet another “public service union” dedicated to pulling whatever panty-wad is currently irritating the Dhimmicrat Party. In this case, it’s the sequester. The horrible budget cut that didn’t cut anything, but only reduced the amount by which the federal spending could grow.
While CBS is passing on the propaganda, moaning about all those federal weather dudes furloughed, they didn’t bother to mention (again) that there’s just as much money in the weather service budget as there was last year … actually more. Just not as much more as they had hoped for, expected.
CBS also fails to ask the National Weather Service an obvious question (at least to me); If you don’t have as much money available as you thought you might, why lay off the most critical members of your team? Why not lay off some of those thousands of brain-washers on the payroll? You know, the ones that teach all of those classes on diversity, political-correctness, workplace-violence and assorted bullshit? The classes that you force all employees to attend, wasting hundreds of man-hours per year ….
… Ice thickness and snow on the ice at nearly all measured locations in the central Interior was THICKER than at the start of April
… The Kuskokwim River at Bethel in comparatively balmy Southwest Alaska still has more than three feet of ice. Nobody will be traveling that waterway by boat anytime soon.
… The state has so much May snow and ice that even some dog mushers are complaining.
… Nobody is going to be planting a garden anytime soon
The Russians have again raised the specter of global cooling that sort of makes global warming “cool” by comparison. The Russians have said this before, largely to be dismissed as global-warming skeptics, but Alaska’s non-spring coupled with cold weather across the northern tier states Outside has provided new leverage.
“We could be in for a cooling period that lasts 200-250 years,”
Now for the bait and switch. Who decides who is mentally ill? Your and my definition likely differs from those who are eyeing this as the path to confiscation. Once there is a legal path to any type of confiscation, such as outlined above, the flood gates will open. While it likely starts with those taking prescription medications with known psychotic side effects, it will then expand to almost all that are on medications for psychological reasons, including depression (even seasonal SAD). A small segment of the gun owning population will lose their firearms as they are demonized by the media for objecting to such actions.
Why would it stop there? It will then be time to consider all who see a psychologist as unfit for owning firearms.
The real reason to fear forcible citizen disarmament has now been revealed. Because it renders law-abiding citizens defenseless against the lawless predators who would destroy them? Because a disarmed citizenry is a citizenry whose wrath the government need not fear, and is thus a citizenry that can be oppressed with impunity? Because a disarmed citizenry is, indeed, a citizenry that can be slaughtered in the tens of millions by its own government, any time that government wishes?
Don’t be silly. This is serious stuff. The real reason to fear “gun control” is that it could make violent movies and TV shows less realistic.
The poll, from Farleigh Dickinson University’s Public Mind, surveyed a random sampling of 863 registered voters and had a margin of error of plus-minus 3.4 percentage points.
I don’t have much confidence in the accuracy of a poll of 863 ‘random’ people. Nevertheless, it’s probably pretty accurate anyway – accidentally.
And why would liberty-minded Americans see armed revolution as necessary? It’s not like there’s any tyranny going on.
» Bloomberg launches vegetarian-only school lunch
He’s banned smoking in bars, beaches and city parks. He’s also forced restaurants to post calorie counts and ban the use of trans fats.
He gained legislative approval earlier this year to cap fountain soda drinks at 16 ounces, but the courts recently halted the decree.
In city schools, Mayor Bloomberg has pushed for most to only serve whole-grain breads and pastas, the Daily News said. And 1,000 of them now offer salad bars.
Plans to offer salad options at all 1,800 city schools are in the works and expected to be fixtures by the end of next year
Yea, well ok. But that’s New York city, where everybody rejoices in having every aspect of life dictated by a runt tyrant. Are there any Republicans left there? Real ones, I mean?
… a tourist shop has been fined $60,000 for selling cigarette lighters shaped like tiny pistols
Shayes may have to go out of business because of the fine. The Mafia would have left him with enough to keep the doors open, so they could shake him down again in the future. But our statist rulers are not as forward-thinking or responsible as the Mafia. They assume there will always be someone else to loot and destroy.
A black basketball player comes out of the gay closet and is praised for his courage. Another speaks out on the ills of political correctness and is subjected to the very racism the left lectures all of us to decry.
THIS is a teachable moment. We will witness a mediocre liberal be given Rosa Parks/Jackie Robinson status for a career-long deception and a man who merely spoke his mind, receive a public lynching by mostly anonymous, Internet cowards who’d never say these things to his face one-on-one.
The left is constantly proving one thing: political correctness is a real as their hate.
And speaking of people with memory impairment, it’s worth mentioning that at Barack Hussein Obama’s press conference this week, he asserted that putting prisoners in Guantanamo Bay had been an “emotional reaction” to those goshdarn 9/11 attacks but it needs to be closed because, “we are now over a decade out. We should be wiser.”
Sure, Barry. Ten years is a long time ago, right? Even though they’re still finding pieces of aircraft wreckage in New York, near the desired site of the (presidentially praised) Ground Zero Mosque.
The tortoise is a mere cat’s paw. Should tortoise numbers “recover” (despite the government’s efforts to keep them from breeding, and also note the curious reluctance of the “species protectors” to tell us what the numerical goal is, so we’ll know when no more “protection” is needed), this gang will merely turn up some new “threatened” weed or bug to play the same development-blocking role.
The real agenda of those who seek to win “endangered” or “threatened” designations for species including the tortoise has little to do with the weeds, bugs, and reptiles supposedly to be “saved,” and everything to do with rolling back and blocking productive, wealth-creating new use of vacant land by humankind.
The truth is, a suburban backyard is the favorite habitat of the tortoise — the habitat in which they prosper best — second only to the nearest golf course. The encroachments of mankind on the desert have not “threatened” the tortoise, which early explorers actually considered extinct, since in the days before ranchers arrived to develop springs and tanks, the reptiles were so rare that all the explorers ever found were old shells.
… nearly two thousand trade unionists, open communists, socialists, anarchists and illegal aliens at Chicago’s May Day march and rally.
Two large rally demonstrations that began at Union Park and Chicago’s Haymarket Riot monument converged into a giant march that shut down traffic for miles, and ended at Federal Plaza where they were joined by Senator Durbin.
Of course, Durbin could go to a Nazi or KKK rally, too–but does that mean, as a United States Senator, he should?
Any U.S. Senator that showed up at a Nazi or KKK rally would be blasted by the media and forever labeled as a Nazi or KKK racist. It is assumed that only Nazis participate in Nazi rallies. Only klansmen participate in KKK rallies.
And only communists participate in a Communist rally.
A couple of days ago, I included a link to DailyMail UK about the arrest of a cluster of British muslims who had attempted to bomb an EDL(English Defence League) rally against terrorism-prone British muslims.
The Brits have been marching in the Politically-Correct Stupid Parade for a couple of decades. It’s a long parade and the participants going by right now are bleeding … a lot.
The parade is also passing through our lovely little Republic – shall we jump in and march with them? Aside from giving up our right to free speech, our freedom of religion, our right to keep and bear arms … not to mention dignity and self-respect … participation in the diversity parade is free.
And when the parade is over we all get to bop our heads on the floor five times a day – if we still have heads.
One of the things that’s frustrating for non-liberals and non-Progressives is Leftists’ refusal to look Islam in the face (so to speak). Yes, there are crazy people who are Christians and there are entire Christian sects that are crazy (such as the Westboro Baptists or Warren Jeffs’ polygamist Mormon cult). The fact remains, however, that Christians as a whole, whether they belong to big churches or small ones, do not embrace or practice terrorism to achieve their political or religious goals.
Muslims, by contrast, routinely practice terrorism to achieve goals that are simultaneously religious and political, owing to Islam’s fusion of God and state. Even though it’s remarkably simple to tie Islam to terrorism (9/11, the underwear bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, the attempted Portland Christmas tree massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing), Leftists scurry around like cockroaches exposed to the light in their desperate attempt to avoid acknowledging Islam’s violent heart.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon repeatedly denied knowing anything about Missouri illegally sharing its citizens private CCW information with the federal government, even after his own head of Missouri Highway Patrol contradicted him in a public hearing. Now we’ve learned that Nixon not only knew about the violation of Missouri law, but he was thanked in a letter by Janet Napolitano …
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is aware that access to the National Inventory of Dams (NID), to include sensitive fields of information not generally available to the public, was given to an unauthorized individual in January 2013 who was subsequently determined to not to have proper level of access for the information,”
The database categorizes U.S. dams by the number of people that would be killed if a dam fails. They include “significant” and “high” hazard levels.
Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, warned in a 2011 speech that cyber attacks were escalating from causing disruptions to actual destructive strikes, including cyber attacks on hydroelectric dams.
… college students need to repeat the lessons they learned in kindergarten because people like Conn have deemed them “unprepared” to face a world where people look and behave differently from themselves.
» DukeU Jacks Up Student Fees To Provide Students Sex-Change Surgery
If you’re thumping around on stumps after having surrendered an arm and two legs to send your son to college, take comfort. When they lop off his dingie, you won’t have to pay for that …. directly.
But wait, there’s more! Your daughter will be able to screw the entire campus and faculty, risk-free, because a portion of your missing limbs went to funding her free condoms.
Neither one of them will be able to identify the working end of a pencil, but by golly, they will be able to recite the entire works of Karl Marx.
Reuters is reporting: “Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
“Some experts say their trust in climate science has declined because of the many uncertainties. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had to correct a 2007 report that exaggerated the pace of melt of the Himalayan glaciers and wrongly said they could all vanish by 2035.”
Abdussamatov believes that changes in the sun’s heat output can account for almost all the climate changes we see on both planets.
By studying fluctuations in the warmth of the sun, Abdussamatov believes he can see a pattern that fits with the ups and downs in climate we see on Earth and Mars.
Not without a disclaimer … a warning that the opinions expressed do not necessarily conform …. blah, blah, blah
Abdussamatov’s work, however, has not been well received by other climate scientists….
As in, “shut up! abduss! I’m trying to propagate a meme here!”
Hate hoaxes must work, since libs fall back on them so frequently. Maybe for every one that is debunked, many others are passed off as actual hate crimes. But that seems unlikely, since most hate crimes that prove genuine are directed against whites for being white or Jews for being Jews, with neither group having any need to fake hate crimes, which will be ignored by the national media anyway.
Here’s another possibility: given that they are liberals and live in an alternate reality consisting entirely of toxic ideology, it doesn’t matter to them whether the hate crimes are revealed as hoaxes or not. After all, each is symbolically true, in accordance with moonbat dogma. In support of this theory:
Since police cited her, supporters have a constructed a Facebook page entitled “Meg Lanker-Simons is innocent.”
“Meg Lanker-Simons is innocent we believe what she did was justified and deserves not to be held accountable for her accusations we stand behind you sister,” reads that page’s description.
“What she did was justified” would seem to mean, “it’s okay that you are lying; we believe you anyway.” This illustrates why you are wasting your breath to argue with a liberal.
The days of attacks by individual bad guys is over.
From metropolitan Philadelphia, PA to tiny Wilmer, AL, to North Woodmere, Long Island, NY, to Suitland, MD, and Pine Township, IN, home invaders are now commonly showing up in teams of 2-4 violent, armed criminals, willing to murder you and your family to get what the want.
To grownups who point out that carbon emissions help plants to grow, moonbats have come up with a devastating response: plants cause global warming — particularly the plants that make up suburban lawns, which by an amazing coincidence symbolize the middle class that liberals are bent on destroying …
Carbon is naturally deposited into soil by dead plant matter. When those plants begin to decompose, it is released back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, where it contributes to climate change
Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law.
Holder was, and still is, in both civil and criminal contempt of Congress. The criminal resolution was forwarded to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen–who works for Holder–for prosecution. Despite being technically required by law to bring forth criminal charges against Holder, under orders from Holder’s Department of Justice Machen chose to ignore the resolution.
Obama, Holder, the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and virtually everyone else involved in this scandal have admitted that government wrongdoing actually took place in Operation Fast and Furious.
Now I hear a lot of people assuring us that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother, will be found guilty and executed. I’m convinced he’ll be found guilty, but I suspect that I stand a far better chance of being executed for not separating my trash. The reason for my skepticism is that John Walker Lindh, the American jihadist who killed an American soldier in Iraq, got off with a prison sentence, as did Lee Boyd Malvo, half of the D.C. sniper team that killed 10 people and critically wounded three others a decade ago, all in the name of Allah.
Tsarnaev won’t be executed because, like the other two vicious creeps, he’s young. Lindh was 21 when he went on trial, Malvo was 17 and Tsarnaev is 19. For reasons I can’t fathom, there is a reluctance to execute women or young men, no matter how clearly they have it coming.
That brings us to those three mealy-mouthed liars, Barack Obama, John Brennan and Jay Carney …
California Democrats are pushing to ban lead ammunition after one of the oldest condors in the state’s central region died from lead poisoning. The lead was allegedly from a single “.22 caliber slug” found in the bird.
How many people have lived for decades carrying a lead bullet in their bodies? Did the fact that they eventually died prove they were poisoned by the lead?
How many “rare birds” are sliced up by greenie windmills every year? Have any dhimmicrats called for banning windmills?
Jumping to the conclusion that dhimmicrats’ concern over a dead bird is actually a ruse to push for more gun-banning is a natural reaction to dhimmicrats’ use of anything and everything imaginable to push for more gun-banning – considering the history of dhimmicrats pushing to ban guns in reaction to anything they deem remotely negative.
Or, in other words, is it fair to accuse dhimmicrats of gun-bigotry each and every time they make a slight move towards disarmament of the American people?
How far can a condor fly after being whacked by a windmill blade? Far enough to be found somewhere in the vicinity of a used lead bullet? Because if so, then the bird’s death had to have been due to the gun-culture’s infatuation with military-grade assault rifle weapon clips.
May 1 is May Day, the conventional Marxist holiday. In the aftermath of Marxism’s utter economic failure in the Soviet Union, we are left with cultural Marxism. Consequently, May 1 is now celebrated as Beat Up a White Kid Day