Saturday, April 30, 2011

I may have to change this to "The place were Great Britain committed suicide"

When she dialled 999 she expected the full weight of the law to be on her side.

Instead, however, police officers criticised her for inflaming the situation and confiscated her legally held shotguns – even though they had been locked away in a cabinet at home throughout the incident.
Think that sound bad enough?
Think again.
On Easter Monday she was at a dog show when she received a call from Colchester councillor Gerard Oxford, whom she had contacted for advice, and was told police wanted to confiscate her two shotguns.

She refused to start the two-hour journey home immediately and officers began turning up at the farmhouse ‘every couple of hours’ in an attempt to seize the legally held shotguns.

At 3.15am yesterday armed officers appeared and demanded the firearms otherwise they would ‘pull the cabinet from the wall’.

Left with no choice, Miss St Clair Pearce told her brother where she kept the key and he handed the weapons over.

Officers returned later yesterday and confiscated her gun licence to ‘prevent me buying another shotgun’

You want to know what a bunch of sorry asshole bastards the police have become in (fG)Britain?
Essex police confirmed they had not yet arrested anyone in connection with the incident.

A spokesman said: ‘Officers became concerned at the behaviour of a woman and laid information before magistrates accordingly.

‘They were given powers to seize guns in her possession and have done so as a sensible precaution in the circumstances.’
'Concerned' with HER behavior. Seized her private property as a 'sensible precaution'. Probably so if the travellers come back to kill her she can't hurt them.

I really don't have proper language skills to properly describe the sorry excuses for lawmen involved in this shit.

Friday, April 29, 2011

So the big concern of the jurors in Dearborn was

Q: Was the weighing of the free speech question heavily…?
Juror: It was an issue that we talked about but again we were…we were there to really discuss whether it could, uh, provoke a, uh…
Q: Violence?
Juror: Violence in the community.
"Free speech? You expect us to worry about such when the muzzies are threatening violence?"

Jimmy Carter: the worse ex-President ever,

who never met a dictator(especially one who hates Jews) he didn't love, and who says things like accused the United States of committing human rights abuses by withholding food aid from North Korea.

Yeah. A communist dictatorship that'd rather build nukes and missiles and export them than distract the peasants from their worship of Dear Leader by, oh, growing enough food for them, and it's our damned fault. Of course.

I saw this the other day, but it was just too much to deal with at the time; then Tam said
If he'd gone to Auschwitz in 1941 he'd have condemned the United States' for committing human rights abuses by not feeding the inmates.
and I just had to add my $.005(used to be worth $.02) in.

Something from Ayoob to give you nightmares Updated

if you weren't already having them:
The general consensus of police, military, and national intelligence is that it’s only a matter of time before this nation experiences an incident reminiscent of Beslan or Mumbai: armed, trained, committed terrorists massacring the innocent with automatic weapons and explosives.
I know a lot of you reading this have been worrying about exactly this for years; how many people do you know who either dismiss it or- even worse- flatly refuse to think about it?

If you're not really familiar with Beslan, or have forgotten the numbers, Lawdog has some info for you, including
In all, 344 civilians died at the Beslan school two years ago. 186 of them were children.
They'd really, really like to do this to us, too; only a question of when.

And to every muslim out there who refuses to call down the terrorists and sympathizers, every muslim and liberal who whines about 'RACISM!' and such when anyone dares to mention this: just what do you think the reaction will be when this happens? You'd be a hell of a lot better off actually doing something- which includes denouncing the terrorists and sympathizers- now and maybe helping prevent this happening, than you will be whining about being 'lumped in with the extremists' later.

Update: German police apprehended three armed al-Qaida suspects on Friday in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The detentions were because of “a concrete and imminent” threat and have fulfilled expectations of a “Mumbai-style” attack planned in Western Europe.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I am going to use bad language in this post

Starting with Fuck the TSA. Fuck these bastards who commit sexual assault on people and then threaten them with arrest if they complain. Fuck these twisted assholes who think feeling up a child- the kind of behavior that would normally result in a punch, kick or bullet to the molester- is a fine idea(makes you wonder how many more, doesn't it?). I'll borrow some from Claire:

In recent years, the TSA has also expanded the scope of the program. Originally intended to look only for suspected terrorists, the program now also seeks to ferret out possible criminals in airports.

See SPOT FAIL the Constitutionality Test.
See SPOT succeed at Mission Creep.

The Department of Homeland Security says the program is successful, telling Congress last week that, in a recent test comparing behavior detection officers to random screening procedures, the officers were 50 times more likely to refer people they checked to local law enforcement, and about 4.5 times as likely to identify people with prohibited items or fraudulent documents.

Rly. Being “50 times more likely to refer people they checked to local law enforcement” with what outcome???!? And being “4.5 times as likely to identify people with prohibited items or fraudulent documents” than a process which checks diapers and feels up toddlers and pays no special attention to 20-something males from Pah-kee-stan??!? Wow. What a revelation.

As to the accuracy of this crap, from the article:
But one member of the study's Technical Advisory Committee said the study did not establish the program's scientific validity.

"The advisory committee has not been asked to evaluate the overall SPOT program, nor has it been asked to evaluate the validity of indicators used in the program," Philip Rubin testified to Congress last week.
Gee, I wonder why.
Advisory committee members were not shown the list of behavioral indicators, he said.

"My concern is that if I'm a member of the public and I hear (Willis') testimony, it sounds like the SPOT program has been validated," Rubin told CNN.
The ACLU is whining about 'racial profiling'; I'm more worried about these clowns screwing with people who don't look properly submissive, or who have such horrible lack appreciation of the Touching Special Places people that they dare to look pissed at being screwed around.

Security theater, compounded by lies and "Don't give us any trouble or we'll screw you over."

It should be noted just what a lying sack of crap Paul Helmke is

You're a damned liar, Helmke, and there's proof.

Of course, he probably considers a slimy bastard like Pfleger to be a fine example of a priest, so his standards aren't so hot.

Which brings us to Detective Joseph Bielevicz: Ignorant or Lying Bastard?

Yeah, lots of stuff over there lately

"TSA: We're Feeling You Up

For Your Own Good"
In the video below, the former beauty queen who held the Miss America title in 2003, Susie Castillo, says a TSA “screener” fondled her vagina during an intrusive pat-down.

Ms. Castillo was subjected to the groping after she refused to enter a naked body scanner at the airport in Dallas, Texas
And if you look like you don't like what they're doing they'll single you out for 'special attention'. And if you complain, you'll go on their list I'd imagine, for daring to cause them problems.

Oh great; even MORE terrorism prosecutions Holder's DOJ dropped. These clowns are so busy sucking up for votes and pats on the head they don't care if they get people killed. Of course, Gunwalker has shown us that that's fairly widespread.

Yeah, that is the character he'd like, isn't it?

A group of rowdy students took over a Tucson school board meeting Tuesday night, chaining themselves together to protest a change to a Mexican-American studies class, reported.

The governing board of the Tucson Unified School District was supposed to consider a plan that would make a class teaching history from a Mexican-American perspective an elective, instead of a required course.
"No, EVERYBODY should be forced to take this course!" Screw you, you hyphenated clowns.

More of the Tuscaloosa tornado

I would like someone to have asked Bernanke if he'd been grocery shopping lately; if so how the hell could he say something like this:
In his first regular news conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was continuing its stimulus policy because it was projecting slower growth in the economy with only a modest uptick in inflation.
Really? Is he getting his food- oh, that's right, he has people to do that for him, so he doesn't have to be around the commoners and hear their complaints.

And South Carolina tells Amazon "We don't need those jobs, so go away." And they will. And I have serious doubts about 'tea party' activists wanting Amazon to go away, since such folks are generally people who want jobs available.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Video of the Tuscaloosa tornado

here. Damn.

So you wonder what the benighted morons at CSGV think of us?

Kind of amazing.

Reading Steyns' latest on the speech-destroyers and

hapless eunuchs in Canada:
"What did I ever do to Canada?" As pitiful, bewildered last words go, that's on a par with those of Kenneth Bigley, shortly before his beheading on video in Iraq: "Tony Blair has not done enough for me." Mr Earle might well have pleaded, "Michael Ignatieff has not done enough for me", nor Jack Layton, nor the massed ranks of leftie CanCon comics. It's certainly true that Mr Earle has never "done to Canada" what Ezra Levant or I have done - support Stockwell Day and Stephen Harper, launch right-wing magazines, engage in "flagrant Islamophobia", etc. Guy Earle is a fellow of conventional views, a man-child of Trudeaupia who, even now, can't understand why Canada should have singled him out to do it to him.

They never do, do they? Might have been him, might have been the guy on stage at Zesty's the following night, or two weeks earlier. Tyranny is always whimsical. Read the 107-page judgment of Commissar Geiger-Adams in which he goes into great detail on such critical points of law as whether the plaintiff, Lorna Pardy, and her then girlfriend, Zoe Broomsgrove, were merely kissing or engaging in something closer to heavy petting during the course of Mr Earle's stage act:
You see, a comedian said something non-PC for which the lesbians in question had an attack of the vapors and the CommissarsHuman Rights Tribunal decided- three years later- that Guy Earle needed to be punished. And his testimony- his side of the story- wasn't desired by the People's Censors wasn't needed. Neither was his presence.
Just for starters, how about the testimony of the accused? Guy Earle is not a rich man. For my own show trial in 2008, I flew in from New York to Vancouver and put up at the chichi little hotel just across from the Robson Street courthouse. I was unusual in that respect. Mr Earle is far more typical of the "human rights" regime's targets. He was working that night in 2007 for a $50 bar tab. Over three years later, the BCHRT decided to haul him into the dock. He was living on the other side of the country - of the continent, in fact - and could afford neither the air fare nor the accommodation. Rather touchingly, he offered to pay for his trip by performing at various Vancouver comedy venues while in town, before he eventually figured out that nobody at the Agency of Transgressive Comedy Bookers was going to return his calls ever again. So he suggested to the BCHRT that they might perhaps allow him to testify via video link. His request was denied. Tellingly, one of the two "victims" of his homophobic crime, Zoe Broomsgrove, also declined to participate in the proceedings. Earle's lawyer withdrew from the trial after the Tribunal rejected the BC Supreme Court's advice that it should not proceed until it determined whether it had jurisdiction. Instead, Commissar Geiger-Adams decided to take Lewis Carroll's Red Queen to the next level: "Sentence first, jurisdictional legitimacy determination afterwards!" So he went ahead and tried Guy Earle in absentia.
Go read when you can. Then I'd suggest you read Steyn removing the metaphorical ass of journalism professor Dr. John Miller; Miller is shown to be a jackass of the first order.

Steyn is always a good read on a cold day. Any other, for that matter.

And, back to Gunwalker, CBS News has learned that House and Senate investigators

have descended upon Arizona for their probe into the so-called "Gunwalker" scandal. They're gathering interviews from witnesses, including ATF insiders and area gun shop owners.
And why might they be doing that?
Government officials have said they won't provide information while their own investigations are ongoing.

"They're investigating themselves," says one source on Capitol Hill, "and then claiming the open investigations preclude them from giving Congress information it needs for independent oversight. It's highly improper."

Sure as hell is. For that matter, refusing to obey a subpoena is, I think, a crime; can't get much more improper than that when you're a LE agency.

As to the claims Napolitano and Obama & Holder knew nothing about it,
Sources and documents indicate the prosecutor who advised the "Fast and Furious" case in Phoenix was Asst. U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley. His boss, Arizona's US Attorney Dennis Burke, was a longtime chief of staff for Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano when she served as Arizona governor. In brief questioning from Congress in March, Napolitano said it was "premature" to comment on details of the Fast and Furious controversies. She also said she was "not aware" that an agent under Homeland Security was on the ATF Fast and Furious task force in Phoenix. Speaking of herself in the third person, Napolitano stated that "no concerns were expressed to the Secretary."(you believe any of that? Me neither)
ATF's former lead agent in Mexico, Attache Darren Gil, told CBS News in an exclusive interview that he believes senior Justice Dept. official Lanny Breuer and several of his deputies who visited Mexico amid the controversy last summer knew all about the alleged gunwalking, as did ATF's Acting Director Kenneth Melson. None of those officials would speak to CBS News. Federal agencies have refused Congressional requests to turn over documents related to the official's Mexico trips.
They really, really don't want to talk about this, do they? Makes me wonder what'll happen when they're put under oath.

I'll start this soggy morning with a fine example of PC idiocy

at its best:
Simon Ledger says he fears she will end up with a criminal record for performing the 1974 disco classic at a seafront bar on the Isle of Wight on Sunday after two people walking past apparently took offence.

The 34-year-old, from the island, regularly features Carl Douglas’s 1974 number one hit in his set when he performs at the Driftwood Beach Bar in Sandown.
The song? Kung Fu Fighting.
But after striking up the melody in front of customers at the weekend he noticed a man of Chinese origin walking past with his mother, making gestures at him and taking a picture on his mobile phone.

He said that he later received a telephone call from police – while he was dining in a Chinese restaurant – asking him to meet officers about the incident.

He was then arrested and questioned before being bailed.
And the charge?
Hampshire Police said that it had been following up a complaint of racially aggravated harassment.
Got that? SOMEBODY WALKING BY THE RESTAURANT says he was 'harassed with Racial Aggravation by hearing the song. Thin-skinned whiny little bastard, aren't you? And you cops, all actual crime is so under control you've got time to waste on bullshit like this?

What? TSA isn't following up on promises? And he's surprised? Disappointed I can see, but surprised?

So EEEVILLLEEEE Republicans and conservatives hate them some public employee unions; unfortunately for that theory,
Not only has the Massachusetts state House passed a new law barring all PEUs from collective bargaining on health care, it passed by a veto-proof majority — because Democrats pushed the bill:
Unions and progressive screechers hardest hit.

Speaking of screechers, a girl of Turk descent in Germany decided to pose for Playboy: screeching and threats erupt.
One poster on the Jihad Watch website wrote: "She needs to be very careful..." Another simply said: "She must pay."

A kebab shop owner, asked on German TV what he would do if Sila were his daughter, replied: "I would kill her. I really mean that. That doesn't fit with my culture."

His culture, obviously, having nothing to do with the country where he lives. The weenies in Brussels want to understand why parties like True Finn are rising in influence? Crap like this, which they already know if they've got three working brain cells to rub together.
About three million Muslim immigrants live in Germany, which has seen numerous honour killings in recent years by fanatical husbands, fathers and brothers.

In 2009, an asylum seeker was sentenced to life after killing his "too independent" German wife
Of course, these ARE EUnuchs; counting on three brain cells...

So a tv crew is shooting storm updates and video a tornado forming and dissipating; that's right place at right time. Speaking of which, from Theo,

Let's see... Newly-elected politician actually wants to hold to campaign promises about shrinking government, or at least keeping it from growing, and the other politicians are getting pissy. Screw 'em.

And note: Some Texas legislators are upset that freshman state Rep. David Simpson (R-7) used parliamentary procedures to bump bills off the fast track House calendar. (Fast-track bills aren’t subject to debate.) In other words, they're mad because he wants their bills to actually be subject to debate and they don't want to have to do that.

At least no dogs were killed this time

It was no evening of peace for the Deerfield Beach family, who’d just finished dinner with friends and family, and sent extra Easter dinner to a needy family connected with their church. Then, at 8:20 p.m., police got a call about a possible burglary next door. But a bad address caused police to go to the wrong home.
As Insty says, with everything from neighborhood cops to GPS, why is this happening so much? What may actually cause the cops to change some things about how they operate is
"She said ‘Who are you!? What are you doing?!’ He said ‘this is BSO.’ She said, ‘this is Circuit Court Judge Ilona Holmes!!’” Carmita said.

Yes, like the ones up north who raided the Mayors home, these got the wrong address and went to a judges' house. I hate to admit it, but I'm laughing my ass off at thinking of the level of "Oh, shit!" going through that department.

And the family is surprised they didn't get an actual apology; just like most people something like this happens to. Maybe push some changes? Hopefully, but I'd not hold my breath.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More video on communists lecturing at the U of Missouri

While discussing “the idea that the American flag is racist,” in the video below, Pecinovsky mentions a 2005 international youth festival in Venezuela sponsored by the World Federation of Democratic Youth(WFDY).
Pecinovsky brags that the WFDY is officially recognized by the United Nations. He also defines Cuba, Venezuela, and others as genuinely ”progressive,” the very same code word today’s entire American Left uses for itself. That would include the Obama administration and today’s Democrat Party, which it has finally managed to take over. In deed, in the second video, Pecinovsky touts their linkage to such so-called mainstream efforts, including trade unions.

The Young Communist League(YCL) sent 700 young Americans to Venezuela for the event. There, claims Pecinovsky, they had to actually engage in internal debate as to whether, or not to display the American flag next to the flags of countries like Cuba and Venezuela. If they did, it would be only so as to reclaim it from representing racism and what he calls the Right Wing. That includes the Bush administration, as Pecinovsky later reveals

Well, this is new


I'm thinking Barrett, maybe with some shiny, expensive bullets.

The questions that come to mind...

Someone trying to scare people? Something being set up for future use? Sending a message? Finding a bomb, even a small one, on a Brownsville bridge is not a good thing.

A few days ago Marja wrote in comments

that the True Finn party had made big gains in their election. Ran across this article telling how the rise of groups like True Finn is scaring crap out of the EU clowns in Brussels. Two things in the article stand out to me: one is that they're scared to death that if such parties continue to gain power the effort to bail out Portugal and others will be endangered("How dare they try to stop us looting their economy for the common good!"); the other is that they throw 'xenophobic' around a lot to try and shut people up. You have a problem with muslim immigrants who want to take over, you're a xenophobe, etc.

Appears the Brussels aristocrats really don't like being told "You can't do whatever you want", whereas even people who support the EU have big problems with how Brussels & Co. is acting:
His criticism of the euro and the government's crisis management stems from classic liberal convictions about the constitutional state and democracy. He wants the German parliament, the Bundestag, to be making decisions about government finances, and he cites the European treaties that forbid an EU member from taking on the debts of other countries.

But the first year of overcoming the euro crisis has produced precisely the opposite outcome, Schäffler complains. "We have pledged two-thirds of the federal government's tax revenues to cover the national debts of other countries -- without the Bundestag being required to approve the issuance of loan guarantees and without a firm basis in the European treaties."
Well, there were only two ways this could go: nations would quietly surrender to the bureaucracy and EU elites and die, or people would get pissed and say "Just a minute! Stop!" And enough of the latter is happening to cause constipation in the EUnuchs.

Damn. Go over to Blackfive, read the linked article. And remember, for every whiny progressive asshole, there are men like these.

Well, whoever wrote Stuxnet, they seem to have screwed the Iranian nuclear program. So we owe them a drink.

Personally, I don't think telling a school "You can't teach about homosexuality below 9th grade" is a big deal; to liberal activists, it's infuriating. Screw 'em(metaphorically, that is).

Further demonstration of why the TSA should be disbanded. And various members of the group prosecuted. That these clowns can do this to people and be protected from any consequences is disgusting.

"I'm against violence, but I know people who aren't, and if you don't do what we want..." Also known as "Screw what the locals want, WE know what's best for them!"

The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for some passport applicants: The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a variety of other information. According to the proposed form, “failure to provide the information requested may result in … the denial of your U.S. passport application.”
Proving that they're either liars or fools, they say the average respondent would be able to compile all this information in just 45 minutes, which is a a huge load of crap. Because saying "We want to make it about impossible for some people to get a passport" is beyond them.


A new addition to OK self-defense law

was signed by the Governor today. I'm lousy at keeping up with things, had to dig up the wording:
SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law not to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes reads as follows:
This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Oklahoma Self-Defense Act of 2011”.
SECTION 2. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section <734> of Title <21>, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
There shall be a presumption that a homicide occurred in self-defense or in defense of others if:
1. The deceased was engaged in or attempting to engage in an armed robbery;
2. The homicide was in close temporal proximity to the armed robbery; and
3. The homicide occurred on the property where the armed robbery had taken place.
This presumption is rebuttable by clear and convincing evidence that the homicide was not in self-defense or in the defense of others.
SECTION 3. This act shall become effective .

Monday, April 25, 2011

While I agree that hunting is an ethical, God-given right,

I think we would have to agree that Fox Hunting in Montana should be banned!

Please help us in this matter, this madness must stop!

Peter Cottontail
Bugs Bunny
Easter Bunny

One more thing on what some politicians want

on campus: "You're accused, so we consider you guilty. Screw your rights."
The SaVE Act's assumption that untested accounts of victimization are accurate and true is also evident in the procedures schools must adopt upon receiving reports of violent offenses. The self-identified victim (who is nowhere in the bill accurately described as an "alleged victim") must receive an explanation of his or her rights, information regarding counseling and the assistance of victims' advocates, and options for changing residence or class schedules. What's objectionable about these provisions? They provide alleged victims with rights to information and assistance that may not be provided to their alleged assailants. The SaVE Act does not require school officials to extend similar consideration to students accused of serious misconduct -- perhaps wrongly. Schools may choose not to inform accused students of their rights (of course they have relatively few) or to advise them about counseling or schedule and residency change options.

Violence prevention programs mandated by the SaVE Act are almost as worrying as the mandatory disciplinary proceedings. Schools must conduct prevention and awareness programs for all new students and employees. In addition to providing relatively objective information about reporting, protective measures, and disciplinary procedures, administrators must lay down the law on highly subjective matters, like "the elements of healthy relationships" and "bystander intervention" -- the "safe and positive options" open to someone who perceives a risk of violence or stalking.
And the ACLU? Right now basking in the glow of defending the mosque protester?
Where does the ACLU stand on the SaVE Act? So far I've received no response to my query about the organization's position on this bill or my invitation to comment on it. Given the ACLU's image as a vigilant and comprehensive defender of civil liberty, its silence on legislation like this translates into tacit support, especially in light of its explicit support for the Obama Administration's similarly flawed sexual harassment guidelines for schools. Once the ACLU vigorously opposed anti-harassment or anti violence measures that gratuitously restricted basic liberties; these days it's apt to ignore or support them. I mention this not for the sake of berating the ACLU (a pointless exercise) but to underscore the need for other civil liberties advocates -- especially liberal civil liberties advocates -- to step up where the ACLU has stepped back.
Let it be noted that the primary victims of this mess are males; you think any school will actually want to treat a female offender the way they would a male? But since it's screwing men out of their lives, these clowns consider it ok, it would seem.

Two more 'Lamppost, rope, politicians' moments

First, with the EPA:
Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.
Get this 'reason' for denying the permit:
The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had not taken into consideration emissions from an ice-breaking vessel when calculating overall greenhouse gas emissions from the project. Environmental groups were thrilled by the ruling.
"Deny the permit; doesn't have to be a good reason, just deny it."
The EPA did not return repeated calls and e-mails(Gee, I wonder why...). The Environmental Appeals Board has four members: Edward Reich, Charles Sheehan, Kathie Stein and Anna Wolgast. All are registered Democrats and Kathie Stein was an activist attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund. Members are appointed by the EPA administrator.
If Congress doesn't do something about this crap, then at the LEAST we should remove from office every politician who doesn't step up. At the end of a rope if need be.
Well, hell, I'm probably on a list anyway, so why not say it?

The other touches on what some of that education money people scrape up to send their kids to college with is being spent for: Part 1,
Recently, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) sponsored two college courses: Introduction to Labor Studies and Labor Politics and Society, to be taught simultaneously through a video conference between to two campuses.

The Professors are Judy Ancel, Director of Labor Studies at UMKC and Don Giljum, business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers at Ameren UE in St. Louis. (Bonus: he is a member of the Communist Party.)

In the class, the Professors not only advocate the occasional need for violence and industrial sabotage, they outline specific tactics that can be used. As one of our colleagues pointed out, its the matter-of-factness of it all that is so disturbing
Part 2,
In this new video, the professors make clear that they aren’t just speaking in theoretical terms. Union official David Giljum recounts several anecdotes where he, or other union officials, used threats to strengthen their negotiating positions (or simply get two-weeks paid time off work). Professor Ancel recounts favorably a tactic used by a friend of hers in a union protest in Peru. (Her story will be particularly interesting to any cat lovers out there.)
Some of the students listening to this mess are probably in hock for student loans to help pay for this; I have two questions:
Of those actually wanting an education, how many are happy with how the money is being spent?
Of those who like this, how many plan on ever paying back a penny of it?

Coalition To Stop Gun Violence and Joan Peterson: nanny-state assholes

of at LEAST the month: you make your kid eat his veggies or whatever, they want to report you to the child protective clowns.

They're serious, and they think they have the magic formula to run all our lives.

So Obama says if you can't afford gas, buy a better

car; this clown says if inflation is a problem, find another job. Oh, and if you can't afford food it'll make you lose weight, so it's good for you. Ah, compassion and understanding.

So if government-run liquor stores are privatized, death and destruction and moral rot will follow. Yeah. Right.

So, on the Terry Jones mess in Michigan, Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations–Michigan, opposed the legal effort to declare Jones and Sapp in breach of the peace. He says Friday’s verdict may expose Dearborn to a lawsuit and will keep this controversy brewing.

“I reject the notion that Muslim community would have rioted if Mr. Jones was in front of the mosque," said Walid, shortly after the verdict was announced. “If he were allowed to protest, he’d be going back to Metro Airport right now to get a flight out of here and this controversy would be over.”

Police Chief Ronald Haddad claimed under oath, Dearborn’s Muslim population – particularly the 19-to-30-year-old cohort – would be uncontrollable in the face of a protest. Even if, according to Haddad, the protest took place elsewhere in Dearborn.

Both Haddad and the prosecution spent much of the day pandering to anti-Islamic fears. Repeated many times by the prosecution, not Jones or Sapp, was the assertion that Muslims believe burning the Quran was worse than killing 1000 people. The Afghani riots following Jones’ Quran-burning last month were entered into evidence, as though such a reaction was probable in Dearborn
So the City of Dearborn said that if Jones was allowed to protest, muslims would blow up(literally in some cases) and death and destruction would follow. But don't you dare say some muslims are violent, no, that's insulting!

"This is not a van you should have broken into, dumbass!" "a bit of a slap", I imagine, oh yes.

First, as Insty says, what the hell is DHS doing

enforcing child-porn laws? No terrorists to catch? All their actual jobs done?
Second, why the hell did this require putting on the ninja suits and breaking down doors?
Third, this paragraph:
Investigators could have taken an extra step before going inside the house and used a laptop or other device outside the home to see whether there was an unsecured signal. That alone wouldn't have exonerated the homeowner, but it would have raised the possibility that someone else was responsible for the downloads.
Ah, but that would have required further actual, what's the word... investigating, and that's not as much fun as putting on your ICE jacket( and what the FUCK was ICE doing in this?) and kicking in doors, now is it?
Last, it says he got an 'apology' for the door being smashed in and his being thrown down the stairs; did they(we, actually) pay for the damages?

Ah, the tolerance of others of the PC left

There was no hearing for Calvo to respond to the complaints. He was escorted off campus on April 8, several colleagues said.

A university spokeswoman said Calvo was "on leave at the time of his death," and declined to speak about "matters of personnel, which are not public."

Just days after his ouster, Calvo sent a message to a close friend.

"The letter mentioned Princeton and was very strange, very weird, and his friend felt the need to go to [Calvo's] apartment," a pal said.

Calvo's body was found with self-inflicted stab wounds.
Yeah, that's tolerance and caring for you.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Under the heading of Socialist- er, Socialized Medicine

It seems as though one of the members of the board of directors of England’s National Health Service has died after having her surgery postponed four times.
Well, isn't that just so special?
A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation – at her own hospital.

Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.

Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust – the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.
The answer, Jim, is that you've got exactly the system your wife was administering; and what happened to her is what's been happening to a lot of other people.

Yay, NHS!

I don't know, from reading this, if McCain is trying to give cover

for Obama in another 'run across the aisle' moment, or if he's losing his mind.

The other NATO countries are out of/short of guided munitions, the President says Qadaffty has to go but won't actually try to MAKE him go, let alone actually order the AF or Navy to take him out... I think you can do it with airpower and sufficiently trained and equipped liberation forces only works if A: you are willing to throw ENOUGH airpower into it and B: you have the liberation forces needed. And the opposition appears to be a bunch of people who'll shoot their rockets randomly in Deity-knows-which direction as the mood strikes and half of them are running around with guns and no ammo or magazines or both.

Which makes me wonder if McCain is laying some kind of groundwork for American advisors being sent to Libya?

Insty keeps saying "The country is in the Very Best of Hands." God help us.

What does this sound like?

All websites must strictly fulfill the demands regarding propaganda and reporting. They are to strengthen control and surveillance of news comment spaces, blogs, on-line forums, micro-blogs, and other interactive tools. Harmful information that attacks the Party and government, or attacks the socialist system of our nation must be deleted immediately.

Sounds spookily like something you'd find at Media Matters and such, doesn't it? Of course, a lot of those clowns really like the PRC, so not too surprising.
From the Anhui Provincial Propaganda Department (issued at 3:00, April 14, 2011): Provincial media are to immediately return from Haozhou city, Lixin county. Do not conduct further follow-up interviews or reports regarding Zhou Wenbin’s political recantation-style report information against leaders of the local land bureau.
From the State Council Information Office: All websites are requested to immediately delete the article, “29 Differences Between Democratic Countries and Autocratic Countries,” as well as related information. This is particularly required for all on-line interactive spaces
Got to control what the masses get to hear, don't you know.

A glow-in-the-dark automated

toilet? Jeez.

Oh, those people who 'cleared' the Climaquiddick scientists of any wrongdoing?

So, people who're tied in with the Globular Warmerists 'cleared' them? Isn't that just so corrupt or dishonest or bullshit convenient for the CRU scientists?

As the previous post mentioned garbage with no respect

for the lives of others, here's an example of our problem with the same kind of garbage:
Hoang Nguyen’s death followed an incomprehensible crime in an alley near Spring and Chippewa. According to court documents, Nguyen was punched in his head, causing him to fall to the ground and smack his head against the pavement, allegedly by this man, 18-year-old Elex Levell Murphy, who has been charged with first-degree murder. Another male suspect started kicking Nguyen in the rib cage. And it says Murphy admitted it was part of the Knock Out game.
I'm guessing that not only do Murphy and his friend not have any concept of "It is a Bad Thing to assault people for fun", but the concept of 'beating on old people may kill or cripple them' didn't occur to their idiot selves, either. And you'll note that the asshole friend added to the fun by kicking an unconscious old man in the chest after he was down; why isn't this waste of oxygen up for murder charges as well, since he took part in this crime?

'Forgive them' my ass; the harshest punishment possible is called for.

I'm getting damned tired of reading about cops

who think the law doesn't apply to them, and that the badge they wear entitles them to do whatever the hell they want to.

So those wonderful gun-free British Islands;

how's that working out? Not very damned well.
The thug is then said to have phoned an accomplice to fetch a gun, yelling into his mobile: “Bring me that thing.”

Raymond left the 24-hour McDonald’s but was chased into a cul-de-sac. The gun was then delivered and Mr Mitchell was beaten and pistol-whipped before being shot three times in an alley in Brixton, South London, at 6.50am on Sunday. Raymond, nicknamed Brown, was taken to hospital but died hours later.

One neighbour, who saw the shooting but was too terrified to be named, said: “He was begging, literally begging for his life. I didn’t dare look out my window in case they saw me. I heard them laughing and swearing at him, calling him a ‘b***h’. I heard them laughing afterwards as well.”
So you've got laws that disarm the honest and don't stop the criminal from having arms, and you've got a bunch of thugs who've grown up with the attitude that anyone who pisses them off, they have a right to murder. And laugh about it.

Datechguy says There was a time in England where Mr. Mitchell might have had a pistol of his own but in England he has been disarmed that allowing him to be in the words of the article the “bitch” of the men who were less worried about legalities. I'll point out that it wasn't that long ago that one of the neighbors hearing this happen might well have come out the door with a shotgun, rifle or pistol and done something to stop it; not only could they have legally been armed, they'd have been aware that stopping a murder would be considered a Good Thing. Now, not only do they not have arms but they're fully aware that if the DID do such a thing the cops and prosecutors might well try to put them in prison for 'interfering' in the situation.

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