Saturday, September 21, 2013

Additional data located,

appended to The Experiment so I don't lose track of it:

terrible, unfortunate situation; interesting way to describe

such a monumental screwup that got someone killed, and should have gotten every moron involved fired.
The family of a man killed in a barrage of gunfire during a SWAT raid at a home southwest of Tucson has settled a lawsuit with four police agencies involved in the operation. 

The $3.4 million settlement with the family of Jose Guerena will end a two-year legal battle between his wife, Vanessa, and Pima County.
Lots of wording that boils down to "We'll NEVER admit we screwed up, we'd rather pay a lot now than have everything dragged out in public.  Especially with a jury involved."

Why isn't the media still screaming about him?  He's black and an Obama supporter and not a conservative or tea party member, why else?

Yes, I'm mostly back.

Ever hear of Allan Brauer?

My, the things that happen while I'm tied up.
May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases. — allanbrauer (@allanbrauer)

I'm being attacked on Twitter for wishing one of Ted Cruz's pubic lice to experience the pain her boss is inflicting on Americans.
— allanbrauer (@allanbrauer)

And who is he?
A reminder: He’s the communications director for the Sacramento Democrats. Well, for now at least.

Democrat Party catches heat, initial reaction: blame it on Ted Cruz.

Realize just how well that's going over, get rid of Brauer.

Next time some idiot starts on that 'conservative's war on women' crap, point them to Brauer's history.  And that he is/was a Democrat Party guy.
And point out that if some Stupid Party official had a habit of calling women 'cumrags', we'd be hearing about it for days.  Every broadcast, every leftist blogger and news weenie.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wishing for children to die a painful death: no big deal if you're a Democrat Party clown it seems.

May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.
From Allan Brauer, the communications director of the Californicated Democrat Party, yet.

The party response?  "Hey, him saying this might take heat of that bastard Ted Cruz, so it was a bad thing to say."

Fits right in with Professor David Guth, who said of an Obama supporter murdering people The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.
He then bitches about his 1st Amendment rights not being respected.  Apparently because telling him what you think of this is censorship or something.

Still busy, but some things you just want to say something about.

Hell, some of them were spitting on the bodies before they were cold

During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Ms. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer killed in the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Charles Woods is the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was also killed.
About what we'd expect of the same people who've tried to cover up Gunwalker from the beginning; what do they care about dead bodies?

'I can see Putin's shoeprint on Obama's behind from my house.'

Still busy.  Also still wondering why a dog will walk past a freshly-filled water bowl to drink out of a half-empty birdbath.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

And to think that when Huma Abedin's history with the Brotherhood was brought up,

it only incited accusations of racism and etc. from the Usual Suspects.
Gee, I wonder why?
The Washington Free Beacon reports that a senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until fairly recently, was employed by the William J. Clinton Foundation, was arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence. 

The official, Gehad el-Haddad, had been serving as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top communications officials. In that capacity, while the Muslim Brotherhood controlled Egypt, he “push[ed] the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhood’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt,” according to the Free Beacon. 

El-Haddad served the Clinton Foundation in Cairo as “city director” from August 2007 to August 2012, according to his LinkedIn profile. This period overlapped with his service to the Muslim Brotherhood.

I'm not dead yet

Things to see, people to do, etc.

More later.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Makes it seem like he IS on the other side, doesn't it?

Less than a week after 9/11, our President gives the ok to ARM THE FRIGGIN' ENEMY.

But only 'vetted' groups, of course.

Which means only the ones who'll take a while to start using them on us.

Anybody else see a problem with this?
“We don’t have concerns with that. We have concerns with the fact if the person has any metal under their clothing,” MacDougall said. A former CATSA employee, who, until recently worked as a frontline screener, tells QMI: “We were never allowed to ask anyone with a veil to lift it. It is their religion.”

A pretty good piece on Nanny Bloomberg(which, from the sound of it, ought to be Il Duce Bloomberg), which ends with this:
Bloombergism at the city level is creepy but undeniably effective. But Bloomberg­ism at the presidential level would require scaling up Bloomberg’s political methods in a way that would be utterly unworkable, or else frightening, or possibly both. Residents of New York, and most cities, care far more about ends than means. American citizens care a great deal about means. Bloombergism is the sort of thing the Constitution was designed to prevent.
Yeah, if by 'effective' you mean 'he rules as he chooses, and screw that Constitution thing.'

Jay G is escaping from the PROM!
Suggestions as to what should be the first thing he buys after leaving?

Finally, life has called, and the machine needs maintenance; bloggage will be spotty for a couple of days.

Another case of academics trying to rewrite the Constitution and history

The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.

And someone provided Insty with the names:
United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination
by John J. Newman (Author) , John M. Schmalbach (Author)

Makes you wonder what else Newman and Schmalbach changed to suit their political preferences, doesn't it?

Monday, September 16, 2013

About that 'real journalist' law being pushed:

Fuck you, Whitehouse.
...The bill simply adds extra protections against being forced to testify about sources for established reporters and freelancers with a “considerable” amount of publishing experience. It also allows a judge to make a declaration as to who’s a journalist and who’s not in an attempt to build the shield as wide as possible.

“All we’re doing is adding privilege to existing First Amendment rights, so there is, logically, zero First Amendment threat out of this,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D) of Rhode Island.
To borrow from the lady,
Congress shall make no law ...or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
You see anything in there about except as a judge or politician shall deem ?
I don't.

Every politician who votes for this should be considered in violation of oath of office and thrown out of said office window.  Except, if it be a ground floor office, they shall be conducted to a third-floor office for said defenestration.

Anna Shireman-Grabowski, you're just a spoiled brat demanding attention

Destroying a 9/11 memorial was definitely a way to get it.

The giveaway:
The emails filling my inbox indicate that this was not a productive way to start a dialogue about American imperialism. Nor did I imagine that it would be. Please understand that I am grappling with my complicity in the overwhelming legacy of settler colonialism. Part of this process for me is honoring the feelings and wishes of people who find themselves on the other side of this history….
Translation:  "This is about ME and my FEELINGS!"

By the way, the tribe says you're full of shit.  And your fake Indian co-conspirator, too.
“We didn’t know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldn’t have sanctioned it,” he said in a statement to The Addison Independent.

… Steven said there’s no evidence that the field is an Abenaki burial site. And even if it was, the flags would be a welcome presence.

“Our burial sites honor our warriors and their bravery,” said Stevens. “Putting flags in the earth to honor bravery would not be disrespectful.”

A series you ought to read

Massad Ayoob has a column at Backwoods, and he's done a 20-part series on the Zimmerman case.  To say 'LOTS of information' is a serious understatement.

A short and disgusting digression into WWII history

Admiral Morin on his way back from the first party given by 307 Battalion, at which human flesh was served and eaten, discussed the matter with Major Matoba, and asked him whether he would be so kind as to bring along a little liver next time an eneny pilot was executed by 308 Battalion, which was under Matoba's command.  It was, doubtless, pursuant to the admiral's request that Cadet Sakabe, in the Battalion Order quoted above, had been instructed to remove the liver from Flight-Lieutenant Hall's body after execution, although in fact it was removed by a medical officer named Teraki, as Sakabe was not sufficiently experienced.
The Knights of Bushido, page 238.

In another diary, kept by a member of the Fujita Force, the following entries appeared:
  13 Feb.  For security reasons, all inhabitants of the town were killed and all their                           possessions confiscated.
  17 Feb.  Because 90% of the Filipinos are not pro-Japanese, Army Headquarters                            issued orders on 10th inst. to punish them.  In various sectors we have killed                     several thousands (including young, old, men and women and Chinese). Their                   homes have been burned and their valuables confiscated.
Page 259

Not a book to read if you get queasy easily

The IRS doesn't follow its own rules in other ways, as well; (updated)

anyone surprised?
A review of the IRS Office of Appeals, which resolves disputes between the agency and taxpayers, found officials did notalways follow proper procedures when dealing with taxpayers or their legally designated representatives.
“Neither we nor the IRS know with any degree of precision how well the IRS is complying with direct contact provisions,” the auditors wrote.
But we're supposed to trust them.  Including with all our medical information.  Right.

Hey, Texas DPS and Austin PD, you do realize you're asking for some serious lawsuits?   Not to mention the costs of the court challenges and all?

Back when the Shepard case was in the news, I made comment somewhere about there being information that didn't fit into the Preferred Narrative; caught hell from various homosexual and correct-thinking people for not just buying into the PN.  Now all this is coming out.  Including something that troubles me greatly, from the linked article:
Not everyone is interested in hearing these alternative theories. When 20/20 engaged Jimenez to work on a segment revisiting the case in 2004, GLAAD bridled at what the organization saw as an attempt to undermine the notion that anti-gay bias was a factor; Moises Kaufman, the director and co-writer of The Laramie Project, denounced it as “terrible journalism,” though the segment went on to win an award from the Writers Guild of America for best news analysis of the year.

There are valuable reasons for telling certain stories in a certain way at pivotal times, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold on to them once they’ve outlived their usefulness
Bold mine.  I present to you a prime cause of why people don't trust the media, haven't for years: "It's ok to use lies and/or untruths and/or spin the story in false ways if it serves the Cause, but we have to be willing to bring out the whole truth when that need is past."

Yeah, that's doing great things, isn't it?

I cannot imagine what the muzzle blast is like from firing that thing.  Especially with the happy-switch on.

Question: Lots of SWAT teams have gone to something like this instead of a sub-gun.  Wonder if they're liable for hearing loss to people- especially children- when they use one to kill the family pet due to Holy Procedure?
Sigi says THIS is a real gun.
9" barrel, in .308.
I don't have earplugs and muffs good enough to deal with that.

Dog hit on road.  Fatally injured, but FAR more important than putting it out of pain is "What about my FEELINGS?  What about some child who might see?"
Language warning.  And well-said.

Hey, why would Rangel(Corrupt Dirtbag-NY) care?  He won't pay any real penalty.

"What?  'No boots on the ground promise'?  That was then."

Sunday, September 15, 2013

'A few low-level employees in Cincinnati' my ass Part-

hell, I forget at this point.
Yet another reason for her silence has been unearthed by a 2011 email released by the House Ways and Means Committee in which the woman who claimed she had done nothing wrong admitted that the tea party was not only targeted, but targeted at her direction, in response to the Citizens United case that so outraged President Obama because it reaffirmed the free-speech rights of those who oppose him.

In the February 2011 email, Lerner advised her staff — including then-Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then-Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz — that a tea party matter is "very dangerous" and something "Counsel and (Lerner adviser) Judy Kindell need to be in on." Lerner added: "Cincy should probably NOT have these cases."
And this criminal is still collecting a paycheck, of course; they've got to have as many ways as possible of keeping her quiet.

And this time the NYPD professionals managed to hit two bystanders with three shots; missing the target completely, of course.

Because Only Ones are the only ones who can be trusted with guns.  Or something.

Up in Colorado, the Governor is probably wondering if selling himself to Bloomberg was such a good deal.
I do have to wonder myself: was he a cheap whore, or did he get call-girl pricing?
2) During the same period of time, Hickenlooper was in regular telephone contact with Michael Bloomberg, even though Hickenlooper would later claim -- dishonestly, it seems -- he had no direct contacts with Bloomberg. 

3) During the same period of time, according to the public record, full-time lobbyists hired and paid by Bloomberg had total and unconditional access to Hickenlooper and his fact, drafting the Democratic strategy of ignoring Colorado constituents and railroading the vote.

Why?  Because if you don't have armed agents, and preferably a SWAT team, you're not one of the cool .gov operators(to misuse that word horribly).

Remember, Morse and Giron actually worked pretty hard to get their asses thrown out of those taxpayer-supplied offices:
Recall advocates in Colorado Springs were lucky that John Morse elected to make himself unpopular with almost every conceivable group. “There’s something for everyone with John Morse,” Luke Wagner of the Basic Freedom Defense Fund told me. Indeed. Morse irritated not just gun owners, but also the legalize-marijuana movement, rural Coloradans, independent taxpayers, and women’s advocacy groups. To his surprise, Morse’s imperious behavior awoke a parade of formerly apolitical Coloradans, many of whom were dismayed by the manner in which they had been treated by a group of politicians who had, in the words of Victor Head, the 29-year-old plumber and political novice who beat Michael Bloomberg’s machine, “made their minds up already.”

25 problems for people who move north of Florida.
Ref #1, there was a couple I met years back who'd moved to Oklahoma from California.  Southern, at that.  October arrived, and the first real chilly snap, causing the lady to state "Coat?  We don't have coats, we're from California!"

Seasons can be a bitch, it seems.

How many gun bigot/hoplophobe talking points can you find

in this?
I see most Coloradans support modest gun control, and gun extremists issuing threats of violence,
and modest proposals to regulate guns,
and the gun lobby(which in this case was three guys pissed at being told to shut up by said politicians),
and the gun lobby’s agenda is eliminating too many lives,
and then those politicians must argue that the gun lobby is taking away others’ freedom from guns(is that like that 'freedom from having feelings hurt' right I've heard about?)
and, in a single paragraph I'll quote entirely
In short, if the gun lobby is going to keep using demagoguery to prevent a constructive discussion, then that demagoguery must be combatted with an appeal to another way of life — one in which the gun is no longer unquestioningly worshiped as a holy talisman.
Sir, my firearms are not holy; the targets are.

Miguel has a more detailed takedown of this mess over hereThirdpower commented as well, but for some reason the comments at Salon aren't coming up, so I can't say anything on that.

Results have been interesting, NSFW experiment

continues.  Data points are below