Saturday, July 04, 2015

And for this day the data begins with

the flag and a scantily-clad illustration; just the kinds of things the enemies hate

Found thanks to Irish

One more thing before I go: what formally started the fireworks

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:
Column 1
   Button Gwinnett
   Lyman Hall
   George Walton
Column 2
North Carolina:
   William Hooper
   Joseph Hewes
   John Penn
South Carolina:
   Edward Rutledge
   Thomas Heyward, Jr.
   Thomas Lynch, Jr.
   Arthur Middleton
Column 3
John Hancock
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
Column 4
   Robert Morris
   Benjamin Rush
   Benjamin Franklin
   John Morton
   George Clymer
   James Smith
   George Taylor
   James Wilson
   George Ross
   Caesar Rodney
   George Read
   Thomas McKean
Column 5
New York:
   William Floyd
   Philip Livingston
   Francis Lewis
   Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
   Richard Stockton
   John Witherspoon
   Francis Hopkinson
   John Hart
   Abraham Clark
Column 6
New Hampshire:
   Josiah Bartlett
   William Whipple
   Samuel Adams
   John Adams
   Robert Treat Paine
   Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
   Stephen Hopkins
   William Ellery
   Roger Sherman
   Samuel Huntington
   William Williams
   Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
   Matthew Thornton

For this somewhat improper use of the flag

we do make exception.

That's it for now, I think the dogs get a long walk today

Friday, July 03, 2015

Too worn for fancy words,

Just work on the data

So the CDC wasn't happy with the illegal alien kids flooding in, either

Situation must've been even worse than we heard for them to put stuff like this in e-mails.
Following the influx of illegal immigrant minors from Central America, an official at the federal agency charged with protecting public health describes Barack Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had,” an “amateur” and “Marxist,” according to internal emails obtained by Judicial Watch.
... CDC Logistics Management Specialist George Roark wrote to CDC Public Health Advisor William Adams that “no country in the world would allow” the influx. Adams replies that “in ten years or less, they’ll all be voting…Commander’s intent…” Roark fires back by describing Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had…he truly is ‘the amateur’ but a Marxist too.”

Speaking of threats,
FBI agents have made at least 30 arrests on US soil this year as they try to combat the murderous reach of ISIS and its warped followers, Daily Mail Online can disclose.

Officials revealed this week that the Islamic terror group has a foothold in all 50 states as it continues to target disaffected Americans through its torrent of online propaganda and slick videos of barbaric beheadings and mutilations.

The stark warning comes days after ISIS-inspired gunman Saif Rezgui unleashed horror on at a Tunisian beach resort, killing 39 vacationers and wounding dozens more.

The FBI has reportedly set up command centers in each of its 56 field officers in case extremists try to mark the July 4 weekend by unleashing similar carnage here in the U.S. American ISIS ‘recruits’ to date have included schoolgirls, a young nurse, a pizza shop boss and even a National Guard soldier who hatched a plan to gun down 120 of his own colleagues.
Even allowing for possible padding by the FBI, this is not good.

The Say Uncle pickle recipe

strikes again

Also, those Boston pickling cucumbers make much better pickles than standard cucumbers. 

Remember the National Park Service?

Clowns who, during the shutdown, spent money closing OPEN-AIR memorials?  Blocking scenic turnouts on highways?  Holding tourists in parks under guard so they wouldn't look at things and recreate without PS permission?  All with money they claimed they didn't have?
The Confederate flag is no longer flying over Fort Sumter.

The National Park Service said the flag, along with other historic replicas, was taken down last week in the wake of the Charleston church shooting when Gov. Nikki Haley ordered the American flag lowered to half-staff.

Officials with Fort Sumter say the flag will not be going back up.

They also say they have decided to remove Confederate flag items from the fort’s gift shop.
"Screw history, it might offend someone."

Let's all remember this next time these clowns start asking for more money.

Must've been a moment

The scrapbook made its way to Elisabeth Maxwell , the Holocaust scholar and wife of newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell. Soon Mr. Winton found himself featured in British newspapers and on the BBC television program “That’s Life!” 

“May I ask, is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?” the host, Esther Rantzen, inquired. “If so, could you stand up, please?” 

To Mr. Winton’s shock, everyone around him rose.

And while everyone's talking about flags and same-sex marriage,
“Two weeks ago, I traveled to eastern Ukraine and visited with the Dnipro-1 volunteer regiment, where I was shown and briefed on new video footage captured by a Ukrainian drone, which shows Russia’s continued buildup of tanks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers, and military personnel inside Ukraine. This new evidence, now public, further demonstrates that the ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine is fiction, and that Russia is deepening its military involvement in Ukraine."
The secret messages, via an envoy sent by the Sultan of Oman, also included a request to blacklist opposition groups hostile to Iran and increase U.S. visas for Iranian students, according to officials familiar with the matter. The U.S. eventually acceded to some of the requests, these officials said, including help with the release of four Iranians detained in the U.S. and U.K.: two convicted arms smugglers, a retired senior diplomat and a prominent scientist convicted of illegal exports to Iran.

The exchanges through 2013 helped build the foundation for the first direct talks between the two nations since the 1979 Islamic revolution, current and former U.S. officials involved in the diplomacy said.
What is worse, ISIS has now struck multiple times across wide geographical distances. It is hitting police stations, intelligence agencies and military targets in a calculated campaign to blind and humiliate the West. Once they take out law enforcement and inteligence they take out the state. Intel hasn’t seemed to pick it up in time to warn the targets, which is worrying since they have every incentive to defend themselves.

The depth of the crisis is reflected in the fact that British parliament is considering air strikes in Syria in response to the massacre of British tourists in Tunisia. Downing Street has called up a “Dad’s Army”, consisting of retired police snipers and operatives, to meet the threat of an ISIS attack on Britain.

Wonder if, in years to come, some of these idiots thought "We really shouldn't have done that to him?"
On January 29, 1774, Franklin appeared before the Privy Council, advisors to the king, which humiliated him.

That may have cost Britain her colonies, for Dr. Franklin went into that meeting an Englishman who was loyal to the crown. But he emerged from that meeting with the realization that he was an American. His decision to declare independence came a full two years before the formal declaration by the Continental Congress, which he edited.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Hell yes, do it!

Make mammoths!  Then turn them loose in Canada to make themselves at home.  They and the moose can make faces and argue with each other, and plot how to take over.

Added: and once there's a decent herd, mammoth steaks and roast!

Tab clearing

My, Randi Harper is a real piece of work

Well, yeah, some people get ticked off when you want to burn the US flag

Yeah, the leftists have a LOT tied up in not talking about illegal alien criminals

In sports, the refs aren't all in the tank for one team. Then again, you aren't a "ref." You're an employee of a media company.

Hell NO DHS doesn't need another office; they're incompetent in the ones they've already got, and there's no reason to trust them.

George Takei can be something of an asshat at times, but the level of bigotry and stupid involved in this is mind-boggling:
He is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court.
Of Clarence Thomas he says this.  The man's out of his bloody mind.

The image of chipmunk-voice reporting

"I'm at the site of this massive, disastrous earthquake!" comes to mind.
A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found.

They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin.
If it were hydrogen the next quake disaster movie would involve massive hydro-fueled explosions along the fault line.

If you start with "Obama doesn't want to have to deal with ISIS, and really

doesn't want them degraded and destroyed, and wants to claim Iraq as a win for the administration, this makes perfect sense.

The Kurds actually want to win, the current Iraq government would rather see the Kurds all dead because then there wouldn't be a Kurdistan problem, the Turk government also would like the Kurds smashed, so if you screw around and let ISIS kill or degrade the Kurds enough, you make the Iraqi and Turk governments happy.  And since the Turk PM loves the Muslim Brotherhood, making him happy also makes Obama happy.  Etc.

How truly joyous...

According to the ADL poll, 90 percent of Greeks agreed with the statement that “Jews have too much power in the business world” and 85 percent agreed “Jews have too much power in international finance markets.”

In addition, 70 percent said that “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust” and 51 percent said “Jews don’t care about what happens to anyone but their own kind.”
Etc.  At least they're not calling for yellow stars or something.  As yet.

Trust the NYeffingTimes on, well, anything?  Especially 'right-wing terrorist threats'?
The most obvious thing to note is the choice of start date: Sept. 12, 2001. That neatly excludes an attack that would dwarf all those homegrown terror attacks by several orders of magnitude. Ah, you will say, but that was a one-time event. Sort of. It is no longer possible to destroy the World Trade Center, but we can't be certain to never again have a large-scale terror attack that kills many people. If you have high-magnitude but low-frequency events, then during most intervals you choose to study, other threats will seem larger -- but if you zoom out, the big, rare events will still kill more people....

And on their number padding(picking one):
Then there was Joshua Cartwright of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, who shot two deputies when his wife called the cops to stop him from hitting her. This was elevated to a "deadly right-wing attack" because, according to New America, "Cartwright had a history of non-compliance with the police and Cartwright’s wife told police that he held anti-government views and was 'severely disturbed' by President Obama’s election." All this may be true. But it's dangerous to profile so that every person with vaguely stated right-wing views, or even not-so-right-wing views, becomes an avatar of that group, rather than an individual who happens to be a member of that group, and also happens to have done something bad.

Speaking of 'Trust them?  You're kidding, right?"
Two Treasury Department inspectors general revealed last week someone erased computer evidence during the investigation into the IRS targeting scandal—months after the agency was ordered to preserve the documents.
Arrest warrents and prosecutions.  They're not going to start obeying the law until that happens.

That was interesting: the fly that's been annoying me since yesterday just committed suicide.  Flushed the toilet and it flew into the bathroom, into the toilet, hit the water and went down with the shit.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

As 'Coexist' isn't really what the SJWs want, this bumper sticker

from Ace says what they really want:  Comply.

If the University of Missouri considers this a good deal,

it demonstrates that the people running the place are idiots.
But when the former secretary of state’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials at the public university balked. "Yikes!" one e-mailed another.

So the school booked the next best option: her daughter, Chelsea.

The university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s brief appearance...
But they gave money to the Clintons, so I'm sure they think it's all good.

Government-run health care; what we have to look forward to.

And while the media and SJWs are screaming about a Confederate flag and same-sex marriage, ISIS is crucifying children and now beheading women for sorcery...

Yeah, you know what they think is really important.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Why do people hate us? "

Ah, that would be 'Because even your brass do idiotic crap like this.'  And then try to defend it with idiotic statements like this:
Asked about the incident via e-mail, Farbstein said that "the carry-on bag of the passenger alarmed because of the large unknown bulk in his carry-on bag. When TSA officers opened the bag to determine what had caused the alarm, the money was sitting inside. Quite unusual. TSA alerted the airport police, who were investigating."
You'll notice that dumbass does NOT explain why she put a picture of the luggage and contents out to the world.

And then, just to make it all perfect, the thieves under color of law strike again:
In this case, the cash was seized by a federal agency, most likely the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to Richmond airport spokesman Troy Bell. "I don't believe the person was issued a summons or a citation," he said. "The traveler was allowed to continue on his way."
'summons or citation' for WHAT, you bastard?  He hadn't done anything illegal!  Which, of course, didn't stop the farging thieves of the DEA from stealing it.

Which also touches on "Why do so many people hate us federal professionals?": because you're thieves and dirtbags.  You don't like being called such?  Stop being such.

"We don't want to take your guns and magazines, it's a NRA scare tactic!

Except for those we DO want to take, but don't pay attention to that."
Watching Aborn’s attempt to define fear of gun bans as paranoid while arguing in favor of gun bans makes me disinclined to give the benefit of the doubt to the leaders.

Hey, I thought screwing with government records was a crim- oh, yeah, this is done by a Clinton so nobody wants to do anything about it.

Why don't people trust cops, especially federal cops?  Because a bunch of them are thieves who'll never pay a price for their stealing.

It appears the F-35 is a bigger piece of crap than we already knew, which is saying something.  But the people wasting time, money and resources on it won't have their ass on the line in/because of it, so they don't care.

Darin LaHood is a lying bastard bought-and-paid-for politician.  And the establishment Republicans love him.
.@dloesch is having an exchange with a guy from the US Chamber of Commerce much as Jaws had an exchange with Quint's intestines

Standard leftist hypocrite: "I hate smoking(except for grass, that's fine)!"

Under the heading of  'Out of their friggin' minds',
Yeah, except for that 'life destroyed and possible jail' for those falsely accused; and the 'years in prison' thing for actual rapists.  But I guess that doesn't count.

On the other hand you have good advice

Monday, June 29, 2015

For all of their profound differences, the Islamic State and the Left

have one purpose in common: They want to wipe out history so they can write it anew to support their utopias, the perfected societies of their inhuman fantasies.
Islamist State sledgehammers smash off the faces of classical-era statues. Our Left wants to remove Founding Fathers and others from our currency to replace them with minor figures that suit their agenda. Both actions are about mastering the past to control the future.
Pretty much.

Yes, still here.  Right now don't really give a crap about much, combination of tired and sick of it all.

One of the reasons for the sick: occurs to me that if the ISIS/ al Queda types stage a/some attacks over the 4th weekend, the Usual Suspects will insist that terrorists planning mass murder would be stopped 'if ONLY we'd passed common-sense gun-safety laws!'  And some of them will be stupid enough to actually believe it.

Same kind of idiots who've written crap like this, and then insist that gun owners are violent, nasty people who want- well, you know the drill.  Add in the CSGV thinking people being put into camps is just fine 'as long as it's done Constitutionally'.  Because you can somehow do something about it in court.  Years or decades later.  If you're still alive.

Bleah.  I need to water the garden, and do some other things to clean my brain out.