The decision by The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer to follow the moment of national grief over James Foley’s beheading by retreating to the golf course 7 minutes after his statement, allowing himself to be photographed laughing and having a good time with his cronies, has rubbed even partisan Democrats the wrong way.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I don't say this lightly. I have the utmost admiration and respect for Charles Krauthammer. He is a gifted thinker and has a way with words that is virtually unparalleled. The man can turn a phrase like no other. I don't always agree with Charles, but on those few occasions that he drifts from orthodoxy, which is to say, whatever I believe to be true, his reasoning for it is always well thought out. I direct your attention to today's Quote du jour, taken from his best selling "Things That Matter":
"It's hard to blame this state of affairs on a fickle public. Blame also belongs to the idiot politicians who decided 30 years ago to abandon the moon and send us on a pointless and endless journey into low-Earth orbit. President Bush has sensibly called an end to this nonsense and committed us to going back to the moon and, ultimately, to Mars. If his successors don't screw it up, within 10 years NASA will have us back to where we belong---on other worlds."---Charles Krauthammer, Aug. 3, 2007
That was written seven years ago this month. Raise your hand if you seriously think we will return to the Moon or go to Mars in the next three years, with our space program focused more on Muslim self esteem than going where no man has gone before. Can you see his error? Can you see what was unfathomable and unthinkable in 2007?
If his successors don't screw it up
He used the plural: "successors". In retrospect, how could he have known that it would not take more than one successor to "screw up" and decimate the space program? Because he is a man of integrity, he allowed this glaring error to be republished in his book. It only took one successor to George W. Bush to screw up the space program (along with the economy, race relations and foreign affairs) and deny us access to the heavens. Unless you consider the outrageous amounts we pay one of our biggest geopolitical enemies to ferry us to the space station, at their whim, which hamstrings us to an extent in standing against their earthly aggression.
In retrospect, I can see how Charles could have made the error. Few people, even those who were certain that Obama would be disastrous for our country, could fully envision the magnitude of that disaster. Who knew?
Cross posted at Proof Positive
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The burning news of the day, besides the racial animus and anarchy gripping Ferguson, is the 5-minute snuff video of the beheading of freelance Global Post journalist James Wright Foley. The video made a short appearance on YouTube™ before being scrubbed, but the video can still be viewed at Live Leak. I will echo the warning that accompanies the video: Missing journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIL might contain content that is not suitable for all ages.
A spokesman for YouTube™ said the company had "clear policies that prohibit content like gratuitous violence, hate speech and incitement to commit violent acts, and we remove videos violating these policies when flagged by our users".
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that social media users including the US Muslim Public Affairs Council are begging people not to share the graphic images. They argue that sharing these images would only “help the terrorists deliver their propaganda.” Doing so might, just might, make people extremely angry.
I vehemently disagree with that sentiment and here is why. This is a teachable moment for Americans who have a media that emasculates the English language using only “permissible” words to sanitize the emergence of a caliphate that closely resembles the Third Reich. They have slaughtered, buried alive, crucified and beheaded Shiites, Kurds, Christians and anyone else it can find by the untold thousands.
Daniel Greenfield warns, “We can see the larger problem flying Jihadist flags in London and New Jersey. We can see it trooping through Australian and Canadian airports to join ISIS. We can see it in the eyes of the Sunni Arabs murdering their Yazidi neighbors. ISIS is an expression of the murderous hate within Islam. We are not only at war with an acronym, but with the dark hatred in the hearts of men, some of whom are in Iraq and Pakistan. And some of whom live next door.” [Emphasis mine]
The release of the video came a day after IS militants threatened to attack US targets in another video where they warned "we will drown all of you in blood".
“A Message to America” is meant to evoke revulsion, to taunt and intimidate.
Arlette Saenz and Jonathan Karl of ABC News report that The White House had been aware of the threat to kill Foley prior to the video’s release but The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer partied on at an engagement party for MSNBC host Alex Wagner.
Today the president, in a bland, meaningless ritualism spoke at a new conference saying, “the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL” He continued, “Jim Foley’s life stands in stark contrast to his killers. Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. They abduct women and children and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims, both Sunni and Shia, by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can, for no other reason than they practice a different religion.”
“They declared their ambition to commit genocide against an ancient people. So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.”
Contrast those remarks to those of President Bush when a video was released in February 2002 by a Pakistani group that beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl:
Laura and I, and the American people, are deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Daniel Pearl's life. And we're really sad for his wife and his parents, and his friends and colleagues, who have been clinging to hope for weeks that he be found alive. We are especially sad for his unborn child, who will now know his father only through the memory of others.
All Americans are sad and angry to learn of the murder. All around the world, American journalists and humanitarian aid workers and diplomats and others do important work in places that are sometimes dangerous. Those who would threaten Americans, those who would engage in criminal, barbaric acts, need to know that these crimes only hurt their cause and only deepen the resolve of the United States of America to rid to world of these agents of terror. May God bless Daniel Pearl.
De Mortuis Nihil Nisi Bonum
Will the savage death of Foley open the eyes of liberal apologists?
According to Daniel Greenfield and Bare Naked Islam, “Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government. He often voiced his disdain for Mitt Romney. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda, a parallax view if you will, that was obvious from his Twitter feed.” No other reporters, it would appear, bothered to read through his timeline. Mr. Greenfield included many of those tweets in his post and here are two that demonstrate his political leanings:
Dear #Syrians don't believe that Romney will help you acquire surface to air missiles. He's just saying that to prove Obama's "weak".
— James W. Foley (@jfoleyjourno) October 8, 2012
@HalaJaber is killing it today #arabspring
— James W. Foley (@jfoleyjourno) September 16, 2012
good analysis on what a more liberal Senate could mean http://t.co/2nKykG4c
— James W. Foley (@jfoleyjourno) November 7, 2012
Romney's got a hangman's row of potential advisors... http://t.co/X8KCSdSY
— James W. Foley (@jfoleyjourno) October 27, 2012
UPDATE: According to the White House travel pool, The World's Most Dangerous Community Organizer arrived at Vineyard Golf Club at 1:05 p.m., following his statement on the Foley beheading.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Yesterday I was going to put up a post about the preseason game between the Cleveland Browns and the team whose name shall not be mentioned.
Usually when I create a graphic suitable for a football post, I have the two team mascots pictured in front of the stadium where the game will be played. I couldn’t go with that idea for last night’s game because the team whose name shall not be mentioned no longer has a mascot, at least not a politically correct one. I ditched the idea and didn’t post anything.
For the purposes of full disclosure, I grew up pulling for any team other than the team whose name shall not be mentioned. Despite the fact that I am not a fan, I was going to root for Washington because I loathe a certain arrogant smart ass.
Back in February Barry Switzer, former head coach for Oklahoma and the Dallas Cowboys, said this about the immature, polarizing player:
"I'm gonna tell you. I said Johnny Manziel is…I don't like his antics. I think he's an arrogant little prick. I've said that and I'll say it again. He's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program. He's embarrassed his coach. And they'll all have to defend him because they have to coach. I know that. I spent 40 years in the damn game so I know how it works."
Linebacker Brian Orakpo and the rest of the Redskins bench were having a little fun with the rookie. At one point in the first quarter, Orakpo celebrated a teammate’s sack of the little snot by showing off his imitation of Manziel’s “money gesture”. After forcing the Browns to punt, Orakpo stopped near the yard marker in front of the Redskins sideline and again gave the money sign.
With 2:28 left in the third quarter, Manziel threw an incomplete pass. A few words from the Redskins bench were hurled at him. As he walked back the huddle all butthurt, he flipped them off. The gesture was caught on national TV.
The Browns lost the game 24-23 and Manziel is expected to draw an $11,025 fine for his gesture.
"It did not sit well," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "I was informed of it after the game and it's disappointing. Because what we talk about is being poised and being focused—that you have to be able to maintain your poise."
"That's a big part of all football players, especially the quarterback, that we have to keep our composure," Pettine said. "So that's something that we'll obviously address with him."
Asked in his postgame news conference if he thought it was wrong, Manziel smiled before laughing.
“I felt like I did a good job of holding my composure throughout the night, and you have a lapse of judgment and slip up. I mean, I didn't think it was positive," Manziel said, before adding he couldn't blame it on distractions, repeating he had simply lost his composure.
Better get used to it little man. Welcome to the NFL.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Today Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton is going to ditch his red jersey and play in his first live-game action against the Kansas City Chiefs. The hope is that he can play until halftime without running too much on his surgically repaired left ankle.
The game will air on Fox at 8:00PM from Bank of America Stadium. There’s one other game today. It pits Denver against San Francisco. That game kicks off at 4:00PM on the NFL Network.
The oddsmakers give KC a 3-point edge to win 27-24. I hope they’re wrong. And as for my friends Proof and Woodsterman, I love you guys but I can’t stand your quarterback. I’m rootin’ for the Broncos.
Because no football post is complete without some pom-poms, please enjoy this pic of Top Cat Madelyn who is far and away much prettier than the floozy Proof picked to post at his site IYKWIMAITYD.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
In April 2013, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested after a witness called 911, describing her as driving erratically, swerving back and forth into the bike lane, and into oncoming traffic. Officers at the scene reportedly found an open bottle of vodka in her car, and a blood sample obtained later that evening purportedly showed a blood alcohol level of 0.239—almost three times the legal limit—even that many hours later.
While serving a 45-day sentence in the Travis County Jail, Lehmberg wrote a letter filled with contrition that almost makes you feel sorry for her. Almost, but not quite. I’ll skip the bullshit parts and move straight to the part that is the most revealing.
There are three things I want you to know.
First and foremost, I take the offense of driving while intoxicated seriously. There are hundreds of reasons that lead up to a single event in our lives but no excuse for driving while intoxicated.
Secondly, upon my release, I will continue to seek professional help and guidance. I know that I need help understanding and treating the cause of this behavior. For that reason, I am making arrangements for further professional assessments and pledge to follow all recommended treatment as soon as I have served my jail term. [Emphasis mine]
And, third, I must deal with the civil issues facing me. Some of that situation is out of my hands. But I can assure you I will address the issues in a forthright and honest manner.
From January 2012 until the time of her arrest (April 2013) little Rosie made 59 purchases of alcohol at various Twin Liquors stores, a rate of nearly one purchase a week.
She bought 76 bottles of alcohol. According to the receipts, Lehmberg prefers Ciroc vodka. She routinely purchased 1.75 liter bottles of vodka, at a price of nearly $60 each. On occasion, she bought more than one 1.75 liter bottle of Ciroc at a time.
Those 76 bottles add up to 24.7 gallons of alcohol purchased over 15 months. The last purchase in the KEYE-compiled list was on April 2, 2013—10 days before her arrest for drunk driving, and the subsequent attempt to abuse her power by trying to intimidate the officers who processed her in jail. Lehmberg purchased vodka on that day. An open bottle of vodka was found in her car during her arrest.
After serving her jail sentence, the drunkard DA returned to her office and refused to step down. Gov. Perry announced that he would veto a bill that funded the Public Integrity Unit, a division over which Lehmberg was supervisor, unless she stepped down because he felt that she had lost the public’s trust. Later he followed through and did veto the bill.
On Friday a grand jury indicted Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest charging him with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony. The first charge carries a punishment of 5-99 years and a fine of up to $10,000. The second charge is punishable by 2-10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Texas law clearly grants the governor the power to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit and many other agencies, but Democrats supporting Lehmberg ain’t havin’ none of that. Can you say lawfare?
The Travis County District Attorney’s office has a long history of politically-motivated prosecutions, including the 2005 indictment of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay for alleged campaign finance violations. DeLay’s convictions were completely overturned and he was acquitted after an appeal to the Third District Texas Court of Appeals in 2013—too late to save his political career.
While things are a bit dicey for Perry, a shitstorm of legal troubles continue for the town drunk. According to the Texas Lawyer website an ethics complaint was filed against her last week, accusing her of failing to properly report on her campaign finance reports the source of the more than $227,000 in attorney fees she paid to her defense counsel.
I’ll conclude this post with Ace’s hilarious Top Five True Medical Facts About a 0.238 Blood Alcohol Content:
5. In medical terminology, 0.238 BAC is midway between "Fraternity Hazing Drunk" and "Drinking to Forget It All Drunk"
4. At 0.238 BAC, you are not charged with Driving Under the Influence; you are charged with Sleeping In Motion
3. If you stacked up all the shot glasses needed to get you to a 0.238 BAC, they would reach all the way from the floor to one inch above the floor, because they all fell down already, because you're fucking drunk and really shouldn't be stacking things made of glass
2. If you attempt to evade arrest with a 0.238 BAC, and you succeed for at least 20 minutes, the cops give you a Fucking Medal right there on the spot
1. At 0.238 Blood Alcohol Content, the human body begins spontaneously generating olives.
By the way, this is all being completely misinterpreted. Governor Perry's veto threat was an attempt at an Intervention. It was cosponsored by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
On Saturday August 9, 2014 Ferguson police received a call about a robbery at a convenience store. The police dispatcher gave a description of the robber and informed the responding officer that the suspect was walking toward the Quick Trip.
At 12:01PM, the officer saw Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson walking along the street where the dispatcher reported the suspects were last seen. When the officer questioned the suspects, according to the Ferguson Police Department, Brown reached for the officer’s gun. One shot was fired inside the police car and several other rounds were fired outside the car.
Little else was known for six days except what Dorian Johnson, Brown’s accomplice in the robbery, was telling the media. Johnson’s description of the confrontation fueled a week of turmoil in Ferguson and an outcry from across the nation when he said his friend "never once attempted to grab for the officer's weapon." According to Johnson, Officer Wilson said, “I’ll shoot.” Brown ran putting his hands up in surrender but the officer “kept firing.” “It was horrible to watch. It was definitely like being shot like an animal.”
After Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson’s clumsy press conference, the calm that the little town had experienced the day before was shattered.
The family of Michael Brown released a statement saying they are "beyond outraged" by how the information was released in a way to "assassinate the character of their son," tying him to the robbery.
Much has been made of the “militarization” of police in Ferguson, but there were abundant reasons for law enforcement to anticipate the maelstrom that would follow the appearance of Chawn Saddam Kweli, purported “four-star general” of the New Black Panther Party, who had posted “live Battle Reports” on his Facebook and Twitter accounts:
STOP TALKING TO ME ABOUT GOTDAMN MARSHALL LAW AND FEMA COFFINS IF THE PEOPLE BUST BACK FOR STATE SANCTIONED MURDER .. GATDAMMIT .. YOU TALKING LIKE A LOSER IF ANYTHING PREPARE AND IF NEED BE PUT AS MANY AGGRESSORS IN THE COFFINS THEY PICKED OUT FOR YOU IN SELF DEFENSE .. DON'T BE A PUNK IN THIS HOUR THIS IS THE HOUR ALL THE GREATS PROMISED .. AND IF YOU DIE ..DIE LIKE A WARRIOR
I'LL SEE YOU ON THE GROUND
On Tuesday, August 12th, notorious race baiter Al Sharptongue arrived in St. Louis. He preceded the arrival of the nation’s other infamous racial agitator, Jesse Jackson, by three days. With Jackson “on the ground” Sharptongue applauded the release of the officer’s name who was involved in Brown’s death noting that they shouldn’t obscure the fact that there are many more hurdles in the coming days. “We haven’t even had the funeral” for Brown, he said. “What happens when these kids see their friend laying in the casket? I’ve been through this more than one time. We’re not out of the emotions because we all of a sudden had a good night of marching.”
On Friday, mush-mouth Jackson likened the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer to a “state execution.”
“How many times was he shot?” Jackson asked on MSNBC, in a series of rhetorical questions about Brown. “And where was he shot? And why was he lying in the street for several hours? That was kind of a state execution.”
When self-interested agitators like Sharpton and Jackson rush to the scene of unrest, they do so explicitly to exploit racial sentiment and fan the flames with their malevolent political leadership.
Fault must also be laid squarely at the feet of the race-obsessed press who give these charlatans a platform for their hostilities. I contend that if the media would refrain from Livestreaming the riots 24/7 and sticking a microphone in the faces of these Black Grievance Industry advocates and training cameras on them they would disappear from sight because the vehicle for spinning Brown’s demise into a business opportunity would also vanish.
The life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. are being rejected at the hands of the Black Grievance Industry Complex; the NAACP, The Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition and Al Sharptongue’s NAN. We, as a nation, have descended into madness; a predatory culture that radiates a near sociopathic lack of interest in or responsibility for others and mesmerized the illiterate.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Darren Wilson, President of the Ethical Society of Police Identified as Ferguson Shooter (Updated: Wrong Darren Wilson)
Darren Wilson, six year veteran of the police force and president of the Ethical Society of Police has been identified as the Ferguson shooter in a press conference held by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson.
Most news outlets covering this story declined to state Darren Wilson's race, as should be expected, this was not about race but about criminal activity. Perhaps the race hustlers in the White House will take note of the fact, that this was and is a police matter for local and state authorities to resolve and to ascertain the guilt or innocence of anyone involved. This did not require the president of the United States to comport himself as an ambulance chasing lawyer, taking sides before all the facts were in.
The moral of this story: If you are going to drag yourself away from your golf game, Mr. President, at least let it be to turn your attention to some national or worldwide crisis begging for your attention. Let Al Sharpton , Jesse Jackson and Eric Holder fall out of the clown car of race baiters. You sir, should rise above it.
Update: I am getting feedback that this is the wrong Darren Wilson. Will issue full correction after I can verify. According to Ethical Society of Police website, Sgt. Wilson is a St. Louis police officer, not Ferguson.
Update II: According to CNN, the Darren Wilson involved in the shooting was white. Like the groundhog seeing his shadow, expect the racebaiting, poverty pimp vultures to circle for the next six weeks.
Although my earlier source on the officer's race was wrong, I stand by what I wrote: This is not about race but about criminal activity. Actions have consequences.
Cross posted at Proof Positive
Although my earlier source on the officer's race was wrong, I stand by what I wrote: This is not about race but about criminal activity. Actions have consequences.
Cross posted at Proof Positive