Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bathrooms

'Large Burly Man' Lurking in Disney Ladies' Room Should Make Everyone Stop and Think
OK, I know personally a transgender, now male, who looks, sounds, and acts like a male, even though he doesn't have full male genitalia. Having him in a bathroom with me or my kids or grandkids is fine. I sure don't fully understand transgenderism, and suspect it doesn't always work out well for people, but believing in freedom means you let people do their thing, and make their own mistakes if that's what some things turn out to be. If a visually obvious woman waltzed into the mens room while I was there, I would not feel threatened, but I would not like it and would ask that person to leave and go find a gender neutral facility. But for women having a visually obvious male in their bathroom is somewhat different, and I agree with the idea that they should act clearly to express their opposition to this. Every time some new situation opens up, there will be those who instantly think of how to take advantage of it in some way that is not at all what was intended. Open a door and things may come through it that are not remotely what you had in mind, and which in fact are really objectionable. Some level of privacy in bathrooms needs to be preserved. PC extremism has to be dialed back. --Del

leaks?

I love it. While discussing the hard work done in order to "preserve the truth" the high level Obama staffer freely discusses using intelligence leaks on Trump and his campaign, which just happens to all be illegal, unethical, and a betrayal of the whole system. But she is so caught up in how righteous their cause is that it never occurs to her that she is confirming that illicit leaks from the intelligence sources were used and in fact she wants to safeguard them so they can continue to be used in future! Watch the full video and grasp what she's talking about so freely and proudly. -Del

Basic Economics--free download

"Basic Economics" by Thomas Sowell - Free download.

I learned more from this book than any other I ever read. ~Bob

Why no Palestine State?

https://www.prageru.com/courses/foreign-affairs/why-isnt-there-palestinian-state

Blasphemy

Florida: Muslim prof teaches Islam as fact, Christian student disagrees, gets suspended, police report filed
Muslims want to ban blasphemy against Islam, but not other religions. ~Bob

Backlash?


True Muslims


UMass-I'm an alum

UMass Op-Ed Points Out Stupidity of Student Protest Topics
Excerpt from the "Daily Collegian": In the 1960s and 70s, student activism had a coherent and justifiable goal. Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and across the country marched for Civil Rights causes, protested the Vietnam War and fought for the rights of all.
Nowadays? You don’t protest the potential war crimes or torture by the United States military, which continued to occur throughout the Obama presidency in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay. You don’t protest the collapse of our nation’s labor force, or the slowed economic growth that keeps millions throughout our country unemployed and struggling to get by. In terms of Civil Rights, you don’t protest the 74 countries where homosexuality is illegal, many of which the U.S. has established trade and diplomatic relationships with, or the 13 countries where same-sex relations are a crime punishable by death. You protest the existence of a disputed wage gap between genders in this country, but fail to protest the many Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran where women are harshly oppressed. In fact, your champion Hillary Clinton even took donations to her “charitable” foundation from the leaders of Saudi Arabia, despite claiming to be a defender of women’s rights. Instead, you fight the good fight, protesting things like the validity of electoral democracy, the right of people you disagree with to speak and demanding that UMass become a shelter for criminals. (So nice to see a voice for sanity and reason coming out at a major college. But I worry that the writer will now be subject to all the intolerance that has become SOP in many schools. Of course, I disagree that "war crimes and torture by the US military" have been going on for all these years, but hey, that's just part of the liberal college narrative, you have to expect it. --Del)

Military

This is a really scary, totally nonpartisan, video about the awful state our military has fallen into.  While too much money has been wasted in some ways, really key funding has been cut way too far back for way too long, and now our enemies have technologies equal to and even better than ours.  This is a really BAD situation. -Del

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Got one

'UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE US': Father of Maryland high school rape suspect arrested by ICE

Monday, March 27, 2017

Living?


No Handguns


Muslim Rape Gang

UK: Muslim rape gang victim whose life was destroyed slams Rotherham authorities

Ted Kennedy & Russia

Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit
Excerpt: Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.” Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Italy

Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'
In unrelated nes, Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby have both announced plans to move to Italy. ~Bob

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ted Williams


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pics from Khe Sanh

http://thechive.com/2014/05/11/war-is-hell-battle-of-khe-sanh-56-photos/?utm_source=sumomeshare&utm_medium=facebook

Silent


Health Crisis

Health-Care Reform Won’t Fix What Really Hurts American Health
Excerpt: The public-health crisis we’re facing won’t be solved by access to health insurance. In 2016, two truths were revealed at once. First, the percentage of uninsured Americans hit a record low — a mere 8.6 percent. In 2010, almost 50 million Americans lacked health insurance. By the beginning of 2016 that number had plunged to 27.3 million. This is, truth be told, the fruit of Obamacare and indeed is the very reason why the GOP is having so much difficulty in its struggle to repeal and replace it. People like having health insurance, and health insurance makes us healthier, right? But that brings us to the second truth that was revealed in 2016. Even though Americans allegedly enjoyed unprecedented access to insured health care, the nation’s death rate in 2015 actually increased. More Americans were insured, but more Americans died. Why?

Criminals

Will the West Please Stop Siding with Criminals? by Khadija Khan

Friday, March 24, 2017

Good news

What’s happening with Colin Kaepernick? Kaepernick remains unsigned for reasons that likely have nothing to do with his play behind center.
Good news. ~Bob

Trump by an Obama appointee

From Rod: Several times in years past I was impressed by this guy, unlike a lot of dopey Obama appointees who spoke before thinking or maybe they were dopey after thinking, while watching him appear before Congress Judge him and his comments about Trump and other issues for yourself:

Lifetime Achievement

Excerpt: Chelsea Clinton has spent her youthful but impactful live in the shadow of her illustrious parents, Presidents Bill and Hillary Clinton. It is altogether fitting, therefore, that Vanity Fair has recognized her contributions with a Lifetime Achievement award. The accomplishments of such a young person require close and admiring examination. Her influence became first manifest during her father's administration, as leader of the intern selection committee. Her youth allowed her to connect with candidates, while her judgement produced an intern corps with unprecedented talents.

Wisconsin

400 new jobs, low unemployment bad news for Walker-hating left

Police

Double amputee who served in Afghanistan joins Suffolk police

Woman's March


Multiculturalism

Liberals: What is the liberal position you have the most trouble getting on board with?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Orgasm?

UW-La Crosse parent says chancellor dismissed concerns about ‘orgasm’ emailer

London Killer

UK Parliament attacker was Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man with criminal convictions, police announce. 
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/23/london-terror-attack-isis-claims-responsibility-for-deadly-rampage-outside-parliament-building.html 

Gender Equality

Iran’s Supreme Leader: ‘Gender Equality’ Is A ‘Zionist Plot’

London Correction

Radical Muslim cleric mistakenly named as London attacker
Excerpt: A report that identified the knife-wielding attacker who killed at least three people during a rampage in central London as Abu Izzadeen has been withdrawn. The UK’s Channel 4 News and The Independent initially named Izaadeen as the suspect, but several sources told BBC News that the radical Muslim cleric is still in jail and not responsible for the attack. In January 2016, Izzadeen and another Islamist militant were sentenced to two years in prison for breaching the Terrorism Act by leaving the UK without notifying the police, the BBC reported.

Russia


Women

Real Talk: Day Without a Woman by Vanessa Brown Calder
Excerpt: An impartial observer would likely believe that women’s prospects must be quite depressing, given the missed work, public school closures, and street protests that occurred in some U.S. cities. Luckily, American women’s social welfare and economic prospects are better than many strikers realize. Take female leadership, for example: it would probably surprise Day Without a Woman strikers that 42% of legislators, senior officials, and managers in America are female. This figure is higher than comparable places like Canada, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe. According to World Bank data, the U.S. is at the top of the pack and has been for at least the last decade.

Law

Law takes a holiday By Victor Davis Hanson March 23, 2017
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0317/hanson032317.php3