Saturday, September 18, 2010

Two last things tonight, the first on the Evil Party

...I will counter with a less-sexy story about how, in the city where I choose to live, where I pay hefty local taxes, where I have sincere hopes about placing my daughter in a public school system (as Adrian Fenty and Michelle Rhee do, but Barack Obama does not), where I have witnessed stunning changes for the better in just two years of interacting with the local elementary school, one of the country's foulest and most powerful special interests, the overwhelmingly Democratic Party-financing American Federation of Teachers, just spent $1 million large to make sure that the last glimmer of reform for this famously bottom-of-the-barrel school district gets snuffed out, in a wave of anti-Stuff White People Like spite.

This is your mainstream Democratic Party, people. It knows how to speak in complete sentences, it knows how to masturbate, and it knows how to destroy expensive education systems. I hope you fucking enjoy it

The second on the Stupid Party:
That was then. This is apparently now: “With their eyes on a House majority, Republicans are leaving the door open to allowing earmarks after a one-year party-imposed moratorium,” reported Politico on Friday. Republican leaders such as House Minority Leader John Boehner and Whip Eric Cantor are suddenly hedging on the issue. Perhaps we need to remind the would-be House leadership why they should continue to steer clear of earmarks.
How about this, Boehner: you clowns played games with the Evil Party for years to prop each other up, to keep the game going, and it got you kicked out of power; now you think we're going to forget it all in a year? Do you want to ENSURE a third party made up largely of people sick of this kind of crap?

Oh, you Democrats? Don't get happy about it; as Insty says, you're not too damned popular a party either; the bulk of the other members of that third party will be Democrats sick of what you bastards did to the party of their family.

Ever noticed how pruning is one of the never-ending jobs?

And when it's warm, and there's no wind, and it's humid... Lots of stuff done, cut and stacked, and now I'm soaking up tea and sitting under a fan. Reading stuff like this:
Anti-Semitic incidents are common at the University of California at Irvine, and the Muslim Student Union is the major perpetrator. Although not all the antisemitic events at UCI, detailed recently by Kenneth Marcus in Commentary magazine, can be traced to the MSU, those that can include physical and verbal harassment of Jewish students, posters of the Star of David dripping with blood, inversion of Holocaust imagery in which Jews are the new Nazis, and sponsorship of public speakers who accuse Jews of not being able to exist equally with other human beings, as well as accusations that Jews deliberately kill non-Jewish children for nefarious purposes.

For years, the UCI administration has ignored or condoned those activities. But the administration, finally, has sanctioned the MSU for an anti-Israel (not anti-Semitic) incident in which the union on February 8, 2010 continually disrupted a speech by Michael Oren, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States
Really ought to read it; the listing of crap this protected species was allowed to get away with is disgusting.

The word from the head gigolo in MA:
"The news from Delaware is crystal clear: It's Sarah Palin's party now," Kerry wrote in a fund-raising e-mail titled "Delawow!" distributed yesterday. "We have to fight back. Click here to contribute right now to make sure we defeat the Tea Party extremists."
The Herald quotes Glenn Reynolds, a libertarian law professor whom the paper misidentifies as a "conservative gadfly": "I think the Tea Party couldn't ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht." Actually, make that a near-billionaire who married another man's fortune.

Awww, aren't progressive racists cute?
BILL MAHER, HOST: Isn’t Obama’s big problem is that he does everything half-assed? Maybe it’s because he’s only half black. You know? It’s that, if he was a, if this, if he was fully black, I’m telling you, he would be a better president. There’s a white man in him holding him back because everything is half-assed. The stimulus was half-assed, healthcare is half-assed, let’s talk about Afghanistan.

From Denny's AOTW award post:
William had multiple suggestions:
Mike Castle, the RNSC, the Republican Party and Karl Rove's performance in the Delaware primary

Well deserved selection. I was leaning towards that one.

The idiots in Harlem who sent Charlie Rank-Hole back to congress because he is "the best we've got"

They don't care if Rangel is a crook. Blacks elected Alcee Hastings to Congress and he was impeached and thrown off the bench for being a corrupt judge.

The usual cast of perennial butt holes like the Wee Wee in Chief, the DemoCraps who are running away from their Wee Wee, and the Main Stream Media who are kissing the Wee Wee and the Craps.

That's goes for every week. That's a given.

But William decided on Bill Gates who thinks hiring three teachers is more important than a geezer's life. Wait! Is he advocating death panels? Wait until Bill is on his deathbed. How much do you think he'll be willing to spend to prolong his life? Asshole.

Another piece on the IG deciding to actually investigate the NBPP voter intimidation case; here's the closing bit:
In any event, despite the Obama team’s best efforts to stonewall and the mainstream media’s indifference to an abuse of power in a Democratic administration, the notion that the New Black Panther party case is “no big deal” is crumbling. We know that a high ranking political appointee presented misleading testimony under oath and that multiple witnesses would testify to the Obama administration’s hostility to the equal enforcement of our civil rights laws. Now an internal investigation is exploring those issues. In a Republican administration that would be front-page news.

From Theo we have a t-shirt with language of a type I disapprove of for public wear(but I like the sentiment)
a fine way to commute
and a look at Troublemakers In History

Some of the ways that Californicated- in particular- has wound up in such a hole.

Murkowski, you're a greedy power-hungry bitch. Go feed the bears.

And finally, well, it is his specialty...

"Gun reporting laws don't infringe on Constitution,"

Wilmington Department of Police Capt. Nancy S. Dietz assures us as her contribution to DelawareOnline's Constitution Day observance.

She tells us of the graduation ceremony for department recruits, "with the official recitation of the oath of office, which requires each new officer to swear to enforce all state and local laws and support the Constitution of the United States of America."
Sounds good, right? Except
Clearly, the principles enshrined in the Constitution have evolved, and the courts have provided changing interpretations of the law as society faces new challenges.
Ah, I see. A career "Only One" bureaucrat is using sleight of mind to stump for more "gun control"--and relying on those she addresses to not see through her artifice and know any better.

Here's where she's leading us:
Go take a look. Interesting, isn't it? She takes this occasion to tell a bunch of newby cops that what she and her bosses think about the Constitution is IT; and anybody who disagrees, well, they just don't care about safety and you being able to do your job...

I just remembered something and did a search; ah, I was right, Delaware really is a wonderful place for cops who don't really care about the law:
The Delaware State Police have been conducting secret background checks of some gun owners since 2001, a process known as "superchecks" that may violate federal law.

The checks have resulted in confiscation of weapons, some for legitimate reasons, but have subjected many citizens to a search of mental health records that in most cases police would be unable to access
I don't think I'd like living in Delaware under the authority of these clowns.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Damn, I need to keep better track of some things

On this day in 1787, the Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

Dammit, Breda, I did NOT need more recipes

laid out in front of me.

Dammit, I wish I'd been able to put it this well

On one hand, the idea of burning a book -- any book -- leaves me cold. A book is knowledge made tangible; it is far more than just ink, paper, glue and leather: it is ideas, dreams, hopes, fantasies ... it is all those things that make us human -- those that separate us from animals -- distilled into an object one can touch.

To burn a book is to spurn those ideas, those hopes; to reject those things that do separate us from animals, and to symbolically reject at least a small part of our humanity.
On the other hand, a book is nothing more than ink, paper and glue. Burning one book is not going to remove the knowledge contained there-in from history. Especially a book as widely-printed as the Qur'an. You could -- if you so chose -- burn every Qur'an in the Western Hemisphere, and you would make less than the tiniest dent in the numbers of that book.

To burn a book -- or a pile of them -- is, quite literally, useless for any purpose other than symbolism or to ensure the livelihood of those who will -- inevitably -- print more books to replace those you have incinerated.
And you'll like the ending.

Hey, Rep. Halvorson, you want these people working for you,

they why are you ashamed to have people find out?

The National Socialist Democrats; slandering OTHER people as national socialists at every opportunity.

Next time you hear someone praising Mao as a 'philosopher they favor' or some similar idiocy,

ask them if the actually know what they're praising.
Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".

Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to 1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.

Mr Dikötter is the only author to have delved into the Chinese archives since they were reopened four years ago. He argued that this devastating period of history – which has until now remained hidden – has international resonance. "It ranks alongside the gulags and the Holocaust as one of the three greatest events of the 20th century.... It was like [the Cambodian communist dictator] Pol Pot's genocide multiplied 20 times over," he said
I know most of you already know at least some of this; it's amazing how much the 'education' machine in this country and Europe has worked to cover this crap up, or give it 'perspective'(i.e. make excuses for the commie murderers).

And this is why, every time some jackass academic suckup to The Lightworker starts talking about people as products, as "We have to decide if it's worth letting them have this treatment" parts of a machine...
His book, Mao's Great Famine; The Story of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, reveals that while this is a part of history that has been "quite forgotten" in the official memory of the People's Republic of China, there was a "staggering degree of violence" that was, remarkably, carefully catalogued in Public Security Bureau reports, which featured among the provincial archives he studied. In them, he found that the members of the rural farming communities were seen by the Party merely as "digits", or a faceless workforce. For those who committed any acts of disobedience, however minor, the punishments were huge.
Yeah, can't let any individuals clog up the Party works, no matter how slightly.

And the same kind of morons who like Mao tend to also like his lesser light Che, the Cuban Mao Wannabe. And want to follow in Mao's footsteps, like Obama's old friends Ayers and Dohrn want to.

Oh Claire, you make my heart beat faster!

Sondra, keep that lady at work!

Costco will never get any business of mine, and it appears the Las Vegas PD

needs a thorough cleaning out. Original stuff found at Two-Four here, here. Now, in this post, we have this:
Two experts hired by Scott’s family examined his body. They claim that of the seven .45 ACP hollowpoint bullets fired into Scott’s body, one was fired through his armpit, suggesting his arm was raised at the time. Four remaining shots were fired into his back. There were no exit wounds, making it all but impossible for police to claim that investigators misread through-and-through wounds.
This is looking more and more like A: Costco being a contributor to homicide and B: LVPD screwing up bigtime, both in the incident itself and the aftermath. If he was indeed shot four times in the back, it was as he was laying on the ground, which means if the first shots didn't kill him then he was executed.

And let's not forget what Sailor Curt ran into with Costco.

True, it can be proven that on some things Obama

tells the truth:
In April, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced stringent new regulations on the process that effectively mean an end to its use in most cases.

Thomas Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research (IER), an industry-backed think tank, said the new EPA rule "will bankrupt the coal industry and cause electricity prices to 'necessarily skyrocket,' fulfilling two more promises President Obama made while running for office. The magnitude of this EPA decision on new and renewal permits in Appalachia will cost American jobs and put mom and pop operators out of business."

Pyle was referring to Obama's 2008 statement that his energy and environmental policies would "necessarily skyrocket" consumer costs for energy.

And here's some more of that Change!! he promised:
Wednesday in Geneva during the current session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, the Obama administration became a willing participant in the U.N.'s imposition of an apartheid-style ban on representatives of the state of Israel. Despite the promises made by the administration that by joining the Council the United States would not become part of the problem, U.S. Ambassador to the Council Eileen Donahoe chose to attend and fully participate in a meeting that deliberately excluded anyone representing the Jewish state. ...

While Israelis are left standing in the hall during the Council's regional group meetings, this week for the first time
Libya took its seat as a full-fledged Council member. Other full voting members of the U.N.'s lead human rights body include such model citizens as Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
Definitely Change! but not much Hope! Unless you're a Jew-hating human-rights violator.

Here's a little bit more on the current illegal alien bailout Sen. Reid & Co. are pushing.

Let's see, you can't call it Christmas, they don't want (Christian or Jewish) students to pray, even by themselves in a corner, there's a constant "SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!" yelling, but they will do this:

being very careful, of course, not to let parents know about it. After all, muslims are a protected species among the terminally PC, and you can't hold things related to them to the same standards, now can you?

Let's see, Breitbart posts the audio of what she actually said, and that's 'misinformation'. Yeah. Right.

One more thing, but it goes in one of its own.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Yes, the Obama/NSD plan: when people are on to you,

change the words to make it sound different.
From the administration that brought you "man-caused disaster" and "overseas contingency operation," another terminology change is in the pipeline.

The White House wants the public to start using the term "global climate disruption" in place of "global warming" -- fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is
Translation: "Far too many people know about the AGW crap being, well, crap. So we'll have to rename things to try to get our control bills shoved through."
"They're trying to come up with more politically palatable ways to sell some of this stuff," said Republican pollster Adam Geller, noting that Democrats also rolled out a new logo and now refer to the Bush tax cuts as "middle-class tax cuts."

He said the climate change change-up likely derives from flagging public support for their bill to regulate emissions. He said the term "global warming" makes the cause easy to ridicule whenever there's a snowstorm.

"Every time we're digging our cars out -- what global warming?" he said. "(Global climate disruption is) more of a sort of generic blanket term, I guess, that can apply in all weather conditions."

It's unclear why Holdren prefers "global climate disruption" over "climate change," the most commonly used alternative to "global warming."
Because so many people have come to see that 'climate change has been their answer for EVERYTHING; EVERYTHING that happens in the weather was supposed to be due to 'climate change' and WE were causing it all, so our betters wanted to be handed the power to control our lives in all ways because they could then control 'climate change'. Etc. ad Bullshit. Back in the cold, snowy winter they kept saying "You have to understand, this is 'weather', not 'climate'!", and as soon as it got hot "GLOBAL WARMING! CLIMATE CHANGE!"

Karl, around these parts it's known as 'crawfishing';

that's our word for backing up that way from what you said before.

Y'know, Karl, you suck. We know exactly what happened: people heard your crap, heard the way you trashed the candidate they elected and threw a fit, told you and the NRSC exactly what you are and what they think of you, and you blew a fuse trying to deal with it. So you changed your tune to "Of COURSE we support her!"

Screw you, Karl. And screw the NRSC clowns.

Oh, the wailing and gnashing must've been soothing to hear

when Holder & Co. got the word.
I had previously written that the Justice Department requested nine months of factual discovery. I also reported that the DOJ made courtroom arguments that may be untrue. Today, Judge Bates rejected the DOJ positions entirely, calling it “absurd” to pursue extensive discovery.

Oh yeah, baby.

You know, this kind of thing not only deserves criminal charges,

anybody doing it should be in righteous fear of having his ass kicked:
Last Wednesday, Fredric C. Samson of Mount Holly allegedly trespassed on the Runyans’ Mount Laurel property and took photographs as their youngest daughter, Isabella, played in the front yard, according to a Mount Laurel Police report.

The 8-year-old went into the house and told her mother that Samson was standing in the driveway, according to Jon Runyan. Loretta Runyan, a former Houston police officer, got into her car and followed Samson for four miles until he stopped at Rep. John Adler’s Evesham campaign office
Got that? Asshole went on the family property and took pictures of their eight-year old daughter. What the HELL were they supposed to be for? And the response of the Adler campaign is a piece of crap all its own:
“Last Wednesday a volunteer photographer took seven photos of the front of Jon Runyan’s house, nothing more.”

“We apologize if images of the Runyan property have brought any discomfort to Mr. and Mrs. Runyan.”

Uh huh. Yeah. Right. You needed pictures of their property why, then? And he- assuming any legitimate reason for such pictures- went ONTO THEIR PROPERTY why?

Oh, God, this is just... discouraging comes to mind

The last time OCPD had some cows get loose, what we got was news video of a few guys on foot and a motorcycle cop herding them back in the direction they needed to go; no AR variants or scatterguns required.

Well, that turns it from a general story to a 'Damn!'

On September 4, a local investment banker caught the 12-foot tiger shark while on a deep-sea fishing trip and he said a left leg popped out of its mouth as they hauled it in.

When officers cut the shark open, they found the right leg, two severed arms and a severed torso.

What makes it a 'Damn'?
The beach near where Mr Newton was last seen is located on the small island where the 1987 Jaws film was partially filmed.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Seems to be official: Rep. Ron Klein(NSD-FL)

is a wuss.
"He said mean words! I feel threatened!" Etc. Apparently this donkey's castrated. Or has too much estrogen, or something.

Ok, who's been doing experiments

on the damned hay?

Son is on his way back to base

which is a damn long drive.

T'other day friend gunsmith invited us to the range so he could try some new boomsticks out; just to really annoy some of you, he got to fire the Webley-Fosberywhich he declared quite accurate and easy to shoot; just odd to have a revolver with part of the frame reciprocating as you fire.

And after the Stupid Party mouthed off last night and said it wouldn't support O'donnell

because she wasn't the proper kind of Stupid Party candidate, today
ANOTHER UPDATE: As I predicted last night, a reversal from the NRSC: “The National Republican Senatorial Committee will support the O’Donnell campaign, according to a statement that was just released by its chairman, Sen. John Cornyn.”

So last night’s comments simply did unnecessary damage. Next time, think twice before spouting off guys. You’re supposed to be the polished, professional insiders, remember?
You have to wonder how many "Screw you clowns, No money, No support No NOTHING since you can't bring yourselves to support the candidate we voted for!" phone calls it took for them to realize just how idiotic their announcement was?

And why it took any calls at all for them to get the idea?

Here's a couple of interesting bits of crap

First, here in the US, Murkowski lost the primary, then went sucking up to the Alaska Libertarian Party to try to run on their ticket, was told no, and now says
“…After meeting with the Libertarian candidate last week and considering that option, I cannot in good conscience seek the Libertarian nomination,” she said. “As disappointed as I am in the outcome of the Primary and my belief that the Alaska Republican Party was hijacked by the Tea Party Express, an outside extremist group, I am not going to quit my party. I will not wrap myself in the flag of another political party for the sake of election at any cost.”
If you had any doubts what a untrustworthy bitch she is, this should set them at rest.

The second is this from Iran:
TEHRAN (M&G) President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran and Africa wanted a new world order to replace the existing one which has been created by “slave masters”, as he opened an Iran-Africa conference on Tuesday.

“The mutual feeling is that the world needs a new management system,” the Mehr news agency quoted him as saying in his speech at the start of the two-day forum in Tehran attended by dignitaries from several African countries
Let's see, there's still open slavery going on in Sudan, the biggest slave-traders as I recall were Arabs, and you can find the most corrupt and bloody-handed regimes on earth at the moment in Africa... and they want a 'new order'.

I don't think we'd like their idea of a 'proper world order'.

Ok, one more, back in the US again:
Several residents of the small central Ohio town formed The Andover Tea Party in May 2010, and in that same month, they asked to use the square for a rally to commemorate Constitution Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

But on July 19, a trustee informed one of the tea party organizers, Margaret Slingluff, that they would not be allowed to hold the event, which would have included singers performing patriotic songs and public policy-related speakers, in the square. In an official letter dated Aug. 25, the trustee said the reason was “due to your group’s political affiliation.”
Isn't that just wonderful? Here's the explanation:
Elaborating to, Thompson explained that the trustees were citing a local resolution, Andover Township Resolution 06-104, that simply “prohibit[ed] any for-profit advertising or political signs on the Andover Square” and stated that “permission to use the square is made by the trustees on a case-by-case basis.

Based on that, Thompson said the problem was not so much that the group was conservative, but that the trustees believed celebrating the signing of the Constitution was a political event
Just ENTIRELY unsuitable for the town square, y'know.

Prudential Financial Inc., it appears, needs a talking to

And the VA people who allowed this to get through should be fired. At least.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to inform 6 million soldiers and their families of an agreement enabling Prudential Financial Inc. to withhold lump-sum payments of life insurance benefits for survivors of fallen service members, according to records made public through a Freedom of Information request.

Since 1999, Prudential has used so-called retained-asset accounts, which allow the company to withhold lump-sum payments due to survivors and earn investment income on the money for itself

Hey, Prudential, I hope we manage to make EVERYBODY aware of what you're doing.

So the SPLyingC admits

there’s no data to support his contention that violence against Islamic adherents is on the rise, but claims it anyway...

And Sen. Reid, apparently still after the illegal alien vote, screws with a defense bill:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week.

The decision means the defense bill, which often passes with bipartisan support, will be home to two major, thorny political issues – the other being the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Well, it's possible the bastard doesn't want the bill to pass and so he decided to add this to it, but most likely he's sucking up to the IA lobby. You know, the lobby that helps people like this:
The man now suspected of killing a woman in Valley Village in North Hollywood has been deported twice and is in the US illegally.

Omar Loera, 34, was in federal immigration custody last March and -could- have been deported, according to local and federal law enforcement sources, but instead was released on to the streets.

Loera’s criminal record includes federal convictions for drug smuggling, according to court records reviewed by KFI NEWS

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I should be noted that Jennifer has a poster to illustrate

her attitude toward celebritutes and general Hollywood weenies:

And has a post to further the point:
“The nation mourned,” Sarandon said. “I did feel a sense of responsibility, because I knew that people had a certain idea of how I was and who we were.”

For the record, Sarandon adds, “But on your deathbed, it’s not really going to matter how those people felt.”
Mourned? Really? Because an entertainment service monkey* who is past her prime split with another entertainment service monkey? To be perfectly honest, I didn’t even realize the chick from Rocky Horror Picture Show and the guy from Shawshank Redemption were even together. And I don’t care.

Say it, lady.

The weather weenies keep changing the forecast to include

rain or a higher chance of such. Usually about the time it starts. And it sprinkled again this morning, so can't do some of the outside stuff until it dries a bit, if it does. So here I am, you lucky people. Considering, among other things, that daughter's houseguest was probably thinking "Dammit, it was DRY in there!" while it rained again.

Part of the upsetting about this is the statement “I should be honest. As president of the United States, there are times where I wish information didn’t flow so freely, because then I wouldn’t have to listen to people criticizing me all the time.”; but read the whole thing, seems to turn into another 'this is good for ME' bit from Obama.

Keith pointed to this a couple of days ago, just got around to it:
The Castro Regime announced it will fire at least half a million workers by the middle of next year. The murderous regime will also allow private enterprise.
Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work – radically remaking employment on the communist island.

The layoffs will start immediately and run through the first half of next year, according to an announcement Monday by the nearly 3 million-strong Cuban Workers Confederation – the only labor union the government tolerates.

This has got to be causing lots of leftists to cry in their Post Toasties.

The First Lady is trying to bully restaurants into serving what she and the bureaucrats want them to, instead of what customers want.

But it's OK, because St. Paddy's day is a nasty European-type event, right?
Plus, let's not forget today's big parade for Mexican Independence Day, featuring Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in the same city that called off the St. Patrick's Day parade, supposedly due to a lack of funds. Right. We can afford to pay thousands to City Councilman Cardenas's sister and brother-in-law to take low rider cars to Mexico for an exhibition, but we can't afford a parade to justify a day of drinking here where we need it. That is totally blarney, man.

Catch you later, son just arrived.

Couple of things to start the day: first, the man investigating the CRU e-mails & mess

brings up a big problem:
Summary: This is a long post, but the bottom line is worth the time to read it. Under oath, in front of the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology, Lord Oxburgh testified that it is impossible to reconstruct an accurate global temperature record over the past 1,000 years. Especially one that could claim modern climate is significantly different from that seen over the last 1000 years.
It's long, and it drives the stake further through the heart of AGW.

Second, well, it's hard to summarize this bit of history.
...For several thousand years the Jewish people have been celebrating the Rosh Hashanah Holiday, which starts tonight at sundown, by blowing the Shofar. At the conclusion of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, the Shofar is blown one last time to signal the end of the fast. Several years ago Elder of Ziyon discovered that during the British mandate Jews were forbidden to blow the Shofar. The British reasoning should be familiar to anyone paying attention to our conflict with Islam today; Elder uses contemporary newspaper accounts to document a dynamic that continues:

Ah, now it becomes clear.

A Jew does something that is a religious requirement, that takes a couple of seconds, that disturbs nobody - and Arabs rioted in 1929.

Not just rioted, but they murdered 135 Jews, expelling Jews from communities (like Hebron) that they had lived in for centuries.

And the British blamed the Jews. Because one of the riots started in 1929 after a Jew blowed a Shofar at the Kotel.

In the bizarre logic of genteel anti-semitism, Jews must be punished for the murderous actions of Arabs. And the ironic flip-side of such an attitude is that Arabs are treated like savages who cannot be expected to control themselves.

(Christians have (re)learned that such a dynamic is not exclusive to Jewish-Muslim relations; Hindus have known this for a long time as well.)
This is a role that we have seen time and time again the Arabs take advantage of - they themselves have now brought up generations that believe that the Arab world has no responsibility for their actions. The gullible West, wracked with guilt over crimes of colonialism and liberal angst that favors the underdog no matter how deadly they are, do not hold them accountable for their actions.

So we have riots in 1929 that were the fault of a Jewish shofar blower, we have an intifada in 2001 that is the fault of a politician taking a walk on a Jewish holy site nearby, we have deadly demonstrations for the supposed desecration of a printed book.

And who can blame Arabs for acting this way? It has been shown to be a successful strategy! The Western fear of the mythical Arab street has fueled brain-dead decisions like the British made in the 1930s. Arabs daily threaten the West with the "power" of their people who can be whipped up into a frenzy with a single word from a sheikh. And the West slavishly decides, whoa, we cannot risk the wrath of a billion Arabs, we'd better force the Jews do make more concessions instead, because Jews are intelligent and can see reason, unlike the Arab savages whom we are scared of.

It is a winning formula. The 1921 riots, the 1929 riots, the 1936 strike and violence, the 1989 intifada, the 2001 intifada - all are cases where violence by Arabs are rewarded by the West rather than punished. And as long as terror and violence is rewarded and the victims perversely blamed, it is a formula that is guaranteed to be repeated far into the future.

And now we have everyone from the President to the general commanding in Afghanistan telling a guy in the US that he can't do something because it'll be so upsetting to muslims. Who, before he'd actually DONE anything, started rioting and burning US and Israeli flags(the Jewish state having not a damn thing to do with this, but they are Jews, after all) and the usual crap. Which does bring up another point:
One thing to say "Sir, the action you propose is crude and we don't think it's right"; another to say "You can't exercise your right to do something disturbing because the muslims will riot; we can't expect them to act like civilized human beings and respect free speech, so YOU have to not do or say what you wish."

And we have the Hamasque imam telling us "If I don't build the mosque/religious center THERE, muslims the world over will see it as an attack and(you knew it was coming) riot and attack the US and commit terrorist acts." Translation: Give us what we want or else, you foul unbelievers.

Someone put it nicely: the proper response to all those people in other countries would have beeen "This is not an act of the US government, it's an act by a private citizen which he has the right to do; stop threatening us for not bowing to your wishes, because we consider that 'freedom of speech' thing to be very important, and we're not giving it up, even when something said or done is offensive."

Monday, September 13, 2010

Why I despise what unions have become

Peggy Mashke tends to 12 children for 12 hours a day at her home, so she was surprised to get a letter welcoming her to the United Auto Workers union.

“I thought it was a joke,” said Mashke, 50, of northern Michigan’s Ogemaw County. “I work out of my home. I’m not an auto worker. How can I become a member of the UAW? I didn’t get it.”

Willing or not, Mashke and 40,000 other at-home providers are members of a labor partnership that represents people across Michigan who watch children from low-income families. Two unions receive 1.15 percent of the state subsidies granted to those providers, or more than $1 million a year
A fear that the “stealth unionization” of home-based day care workers could just be the start of a bigger effort was acknowledged in court on Tuesday by a union lawyer.

Patrick Wright, senior legal counsel for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, had said months ago that doctors that accept Medicaid, grocers that take food stamps and landlords that take housing assistance could be the next groups targeted in state efforts to unionize anyone who gets state subsidies
"We don't care if you want to be in the union, we want your money and we'll take it."

Now THIS is interesting:

Just obtained this letter from Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine to members of Congress informing them that he will open up a review of the Obama administration’s selective enforcement of civil rights laws by the Voting Section office of DOJ.

Big news. Good news. Fine is a veteran IG whose meticulous work I cited in-depth in Invasion. You know how the Obama bully boys have treated IGs. Prayers for Fine would be most appropriate
Yeah, they probably would; you know a bunch of people in DC and connected to Holder & Co. just about crapped kittens when they heard this.

Oh, I want to borrow that turret for winter

I don't like cigarettes, but I like this sign

Thanks to Fuzzy

What? A reporter gets it wrong on militias?

Whoda thunk it?

I'm going to quote a chunk of the post on the difference between a State Guard and a militia:
These are not — as you might think from reading the article — renegade “militias” organized by anyone who might want to. They are Congressionally authorized military forces, supposed to be there for use within a state if the National Guard is overwhelmed or unavailable because of foreign deployment, etc. Unfortunately, this discussion gets all mangled in the article and the distinction isn’t clear at all. So, here’s a nutshell summary:

We have the armed forces of the United States. Those include the National Guard, which — though occasionally called “the militia” — is really troops under federal control, as made clear in Perpich v. DoD, which held that National Guard units may be sent abroad over the objection of their governor. (Technically, National Guard members are enrolled in both their State’s National Guard, and the National Guard of the United States, but the latter trumps in the event of a dispute).

The State Defense Forces are troops raised by states with the consent of Congress. They’re not militias, either, but they have no dual Federal role, and can’t be “federalized” as the National Guard can.

We also have, again as recognized by both federal and state statutes, an “unorganized militia” of the states, and of the United States. This includes most male adults and — in some states — females, too.

Some folks in what remains of the “militia movement” favor the establishment or expansion of State Defense Forces in their home states. They may want to join them, too. Nonetheless, those Forces aren’t militias, any more than the membership of “militia movement” folks in police forces makes the police a militia
He also notes that the Southern Poverty LyingLaw Center is at it again, stirring up crap about militias. Back during the weekend Insty pointed to an article I'd forgotten, from 1996, on the subject of SPLC hysteria-stirring on the subject.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I know people who'd crap bricks at the sight of daughter's house guest

Self-invited, I might add; "I opened the door to take some things out and it walked in as if I'd been expecting it"
It's spaced a ways down; if you're bothered by eight-legged critters, do NOT click to embiggen:

All those little bumps on it's back? Full-size picture shows those are the younguns, being carried around until ready to strike out on their own.

The visitor has been returned to the outdoors where she- they- belong.

A different style of language, but just as good at it as Tam

That is exceptional fuckwittery. That’s making an exhibition arsehole of yourself. And there is a reasonable chance the only thing found would be an arsehole that would have to be DNA tested because holding a fucking hand grenade to your head to hear if it was ticking (after fucking with it) would mean dental records would be of limited use because that bastard would scatter your teeth over three counties.

Dear mother of all the sweetest fuck!

And that is why he is twat of the month. Because that is the most twatulent thing I have heard of in donks.

Have I ever mentioned how I despise RWPP dirtbags like David Dinkins?

Mayor David Dinkins encouraged voters to embrace a state Senate candidate because he looks "more like us."

"It's important, it is so very important, particularly for the people of this district who vote on Tuesday to recognize how important it is to understand that the city is changing," Dinkins said in his endorsement of state Senate candidate Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat on Thursday.

"Most people in the city are going to look more like us than others and that's just a fact," Dinkins said.
A: Standard Note: If a Republican or tea party member said something like this people like Dinkins would be screaming "RACISM!!!", etc.
B: That's FORMER mayor, you idiots.

You trust the Holder DOJ to fairly uphold the law?

It is 2008 all over again. Today the Department of Justice effectively rewrote the 2009 MOVE Act designed to protect military voters. In a settlement reached with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the Holder Justice Department allowed Wisconsin to mail ballots to overseas military voters only 32 days before the election, instead of the statutorily mandated 45 days. Once again, it is no accident this embarrassing settlement is being released on a Friday, so fewer might notice.

The Pentagon had denied Wisconsin’s application for a waiver from the 45-day requirement: “The states granted waivers presented thorough and comprehensive plans to protect the voting opportunities for military and overseas voters,” Bob Carey, director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, said in a statement. Wisconsin’s waiver application didn’t even come close to compliance with the MOVE Act. They wanted to send ballots only 29 days before the election. The folks at the Pentagon rightfully denied the waiver request. The victory for military voters was short-lived.
Holder needs to knock off his 'race coward' bullshit and worry about enforcing the law- ALL of it- fairly and correctly, instead of using his position for political games.


President Obama and Nancy Pelosi must be Republican Secret Agents, no one in the history of the United States have destroyed the Democratic Party fast then these action Heros. Even Jefferson Davis lasted longer!!!

Despite what XKCD thinks

the perfect sound depends on the situation...

I wondered when it started why the freakin' insanity

of the left against Sarah Palin; this might indeed explain some of it.
No, the best explanation for the left’s bizarre Palin obsession is status-anxiety. Status-anxiety occurs when a person believes that their position in a real or imagined social hierarchy is threatened. Leftists react emotionally to Palin because of the threat she poses to their own individual sense of status. All their other arguments are just put forth to rationalize that emotional reaction.

In short, it is not the ideas she puts forth, its that someone like her is significant at all
I'll add what's been said before: she energized a LOT of people, a lot of the left considered that a big threat and tried to destroy her and her family for it. People who demanded THEIR politicians families be off-limits went after hers with a truly disgusting venom, and then defended their doing it, which is probably connected to Love's idea.

The President got started on his serious word games over Obamacare the other day, and that feeds into the suppression of speech and threats of his minion Sebelius(which really ought to be investigated; a Presidential bigshot threatens people for saying something she doesn't like? Bullshit).

By the way, Obama should take not that even Friends of Hugo are getting sick of his crap.

Well, this is fun; about an hour ago I checked the weather, it being all overcast, and it showed 'becoming sunny', etc. I looked out a few minutes ago and saw some really dark clouds to the west and checked again; it's now become 80% chance of thunderstorms and it's raining. Just can't slip anything past the weatherman, can you?

The dirtbag Moore has weighed in on the Hamasque, about the way you'd expect. As to his 'the haters have stolen your religion' crap...

I need to close some windows. And might as well start thinking about lunch.

A bit of history on the Vulcan

since it's with a new owner. Back then I'd had a Honda Rebel 250 for several years*, and decided I wanted a bigger bike. Both for general size reasons and because I wanted a bike I could take trips on. So looked around and found the Vulcan at a local dealer. It was a '93 with 3,000 miles; it was '96. I tried it out, did some arguing on price and bought it.

Never regretted it. It took me around town, to work, to the store and library and the occasional trips out of town with no problems. Up until this recent trouble, I'd had exactly one mechanical problem(I don't count things like fork seals and battery and such, those fall under maintenance) with it: Kawasaki decided to stick a switch on their bikes that, if you're riding and the low beam burns out automatically switches to high; problem was that after I replaced the lamp the damn thing wouldn't let you to back to low, so had to fix that. PITA set-up because it's apparently asking too much that people throw the switch themselves.

Besides reliability, the thing had size going for it: it was big and stable enough for highway but not so big it was hard to use in town, easy to park and so forth. If Kawasaki still made it, I'd have been sorely tempted to get another and switch the seat and such over, it was that good a bike. Unfortunately, they now go from the 500 to the 900; the 500 not quite what I want, the 900 definitely not(I don't like the handlebars, uncomfortable angle for the hands).

A digression: who the hell designs bikes the last couple of years? Seems like their idea of 'cruiser' tends to be "Let's make it big and bulky-looking and heavy, and people will LOVE them!"

Second digression: who the hell designs the seats? They're asking you to pay thousands for their product, and all too often the seat is an afterthought you have to replace. That was the one thing on the Vulcan I HAD to replace, as whoever designed it didn't like the customers; it sucked around town and was flat awful on trips. The Mustang I put on was worth every penny.

Overall, it was a fine bike that did the job of getting me around, you could ease it through traffic and it would lope down the highway at 75 or 80 without strain.

*I'd wanted/desired a bike again back in the 'married with little kids and no money' days, and wife talked me into buying it; found it used at a local dealer. It worked wonderfully; do the maintenance and it ran and ran and ran; to work, to the store, all around town. If you know someone who wants to start riding, especially if they're physically smaller, tell them to try one.

A Muslim- who builds mosques, yet- has some questions

for the Hamasque imam:
I must ask Imam Rauf: For what do you stand--what's best for Americans overall, or for what you think is best for Islam? What have you said and argued to Muslim-majority nations to address their need for reform? You have said that Islam does not need reform, despite the stoning of women in Muslim countries, death sentences for apostates, and oppression of reformist Muslims and non-Muslims.
You now lecture Americans that WTC mosque protests are "politically motivated" and "go against the American principle of church and state." Yet you ignore the wide global prevalence of far more dangerous theo-political groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and all of its violent and nonviolent offshoots.

In your book, "What's Right With Islam," you cite the Brotherhood's radical longtime spiritual leader Imam Yusuf Qaradawi as a "moderate." Reformist American Muslims are not afraid to name Mr. Qaradawi and his ilk as radical. We Muslims should first separate mosque and state before lecturing Americans about church and state