Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Democrat Senator on Manning

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence in final hours
Excerpt: Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez questioned what message Obama was sending to future whistleblowers. "What happened here is that literally hundreds of thousands of documents were released. It put national security at risk. It put individual operatives at risk. It put our national interest at risk," he said. "At a time when we are seriously questioning what Russia did, as it relates to our recent elections and the role of Wikileaks, I'm not sure what kind of message we send here. I'm really surprised that the president took this action, and I have concerns what message we send about ultimately revealing sensitive national security documents." Menendez sits on the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations

Wikileaks

Obama Commutes Sentence of Chelsea (Bradley) Manning
Excerpt: President Obama’s decision to commute the sentence of an individual who leaked confidential information to Wikileaks is in direct conflict with Democratic rhetoric lambasting Wikileaks for publishing illegally obtained emails from the DNC and Hillary adviser, John Podesta. Wikileaks is only evil when it’s politically expedient. At least if you’re a Democrat.

Pardons

Pardon Parade: Anti-American Spies and Terrorists
For eight years, Obama has taken the side of thugs, traitors and terrorists. A big reason the country got Trump. ~Bob

Pinkos at the Wall

Code Pink to Hold Anti-Trump, Anti-Military Protest at Vietnam Wall on Thursday
Please, if any of you can forward this to Run For The Wall or Rolling Thunder, do so, ASAP. I do not have time to get there myself, this time. --Del

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Obama frees traitor

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking Army documents
Another revolting move by Obama. Manning should be shot. ~Bob

Obama & Putin

What Obama Owes Putin—and Why Donald Trump Is Left Holding the Bag

Why I no longer watch the NFL

Friends of mine died for that flag.


War

A terrific book I read many years ago at the behest of my Colonel: A Genius For War: The German Army and General Staff, 1807-1945 Kindle Edition. 99 cents on Kindle

Climate ignorance

Bias, ignorance and reality: Refusal to own up to the distortions of climate science is a costly mistake. By Richard W. Rahn
Excerpt: The rains have returned to California, and the six-year drought appears to be largely over. We have heard countless assertions from journalists and politicians, ignorant of the weather history of California and the other western states, that the drought was a result of global warming. In the January edition of Scientific American, there is a well-told story “California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe” by B. Lynn Ingram, a professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California, Berkley. She notes: “Geologic evidence shows that truly massive floods, caused by rainfall alone, have occurred in California every 100 to 200 years. The only megaflood to strike the American West in recent history occurred during the winter of 1861-62. California bore the brunt of the damage. This disaster turned enormous regions of the state into inland seas for months, and took thousands of human lives. The costs were devastating: One quarter of California’s economy was destroyed, forcing the state into bankruptcy.” The floods followed “two exceptionally dry decades.” People are endlessly surprised by some unusual weather, geological, political or economic event, often with the erroneous assumption that such a thing has never happened before.

China, Russia & the US. Interesting

http://www.atimes.com/article/united-states-engage-china-russia/
How the U.S. should engage China and Russia
by David P. Goldman

Selling guns


Wrong?

That $40k came from student tuition which comes from those loans. nothing stopping her from lending money to students interest free.

Muslim?

Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

Gays cursed

Canada: Muslim principal instructs that homosexuals are “cursed by Allah”

Socialism

The well-trod path to Socialist utopia: Venezuela Issues New Bank Notes Because of Hyperinflation

Fascism?

Project Veritas Exposes Leftist Plan for Attack on Inaugural Ball
Fighting fascism with fascist tactics. Typical. Driving people to Trump. ~Bob

Civics?

Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics.’ The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them.

Monday, January 16, 2017

CGI

The Clinton Global Initiative’s Ignominious End. By Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: But after the election, some of the foundation’s donors acted as if the causes CGI supported were no longer worthy. The Australian government said it did not intend to continue its donations to the Clinton Foundation; it had given $88 million over ten years. After dramatically increasing its yearly donation in 2014 and 2015, the government of Norway chose to reduce its donation by 87 percent after the election. Why would foreign governments suddenly lose interest in the charitable work the Clinton Foundation purported to do? They wouldn’t, unless the Clinton Foundation and CGI had existed to give foreign governments and businessmen a way to curry favor with a future president from the beginning.

Mattis

Bring On The Mad Dog

Excerpt: "My belief is we have to stay focused on a military so lethal that on a battlefield it will be an enemy’s longest day and worst day when they run into that force. … My concern is with the readiness of the force." Gen. James Mattis. Good Lord! When’s the last time you heard a general talk like that? Norman Schwarzkopf? Alexander Haig? William Westmoreland? Maybe George Patton.

Clinton Gone

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO BE DISCONTINUED
The Clinton Global Initiative has informed the New York Department of Labor that it intends to lay off its 22 employees on April 15, 2017. The reason given is “Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.” Here, via the The Great American Movement, is a link to the notice on the NY DOL web site. The text of the notice is as follows:

Rook Recommendation

Last Letters From Stalingrad. By Franz Schneider (Translator), Charles Gullans (Translator)

This rare book was lent to me by my pastor, Father Matt. It is a heart-wrenching collection of letters that were supposedly on the last plane from Stalingrad before the pocket collapsed and the remnants of 6th Army were taken prisoner by the Russians, most to die in captivity. According to the forward, the Nazi government never released them to the families, wanting to keep the lid on one of Hitler's terrible blunders. (At least one reviewer believes they were forgeries by a German war correspondent, named Heinz Schroeter, who reported from the Stalingrad pocket, but they read very true to me.) The book is hard to come by, with copies running from $65 to $1,800 on Amazon. But if you can get a copy, it is well worth the evening it takes to read it. These are the agonizing last words to family and friends from men who for the most part had lost hope, lost faith in the Nazis and knew they were going to die. They carry so many voices and points of view that I believe they are true. In any case, reading this book is a moving experience. In the end, it was not only the Jews and other "untermensch" and tens of millions of people in other countries who were destroyed by the Nazi madness, but the German people as well, caught up in something they could not individually stop, realizing too late that they, too, were being plunged into the abyss. When I took German in high school, an Austrian Jew, Mr. Resnick, who had escaped on a bicycle and lived in my building, translated a short speech on a Nazi armband for me. In English it read, "This is an armband that the Nazi's in the Third Reich had. The hooked cross is a historical symbol. For the world, it became under Hitler, a symbol of hate and destruction. Not only for millions of innocent people, but in the end for the sowers of hate themselves." I was 16, now I'm 70, but it still reads true.

Orlando

Noor Salman, the wife of the Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, was arrested by the FBI and charged with obstruction in connection with the massacre, the New York Times and other media reported.

Middle East

OBAMA’S MIDDLE EAST LEGACY: TRAGIC FAILURE. BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ
Dershowitz is a leading liberal who supported Obama. ~Bob

Guns

The Phony ‘Public-Health Crisis’ of Gun Violence

Scotland

Scottish TV Listing Gets Creative With Trump Inauguration Entry

Norway

Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sweden

LAWLESS SWEDEN: Lone migrant youths turn shopping centre into 'NO-GO ZONE', officials say

Donation?

Don't know this "Times." Needs verification: Wikileaks: Mexican Drug Kingpin, El Chapo, Donated 15M to Clinton Foundation

Friday, January 13, 2017

Twitter Threat

Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Is A Security Disaster Waiting To Happen. With no known special security protections, @realDonaldTrump could be exploited for financial gain, to cause geopolitical instability, or worse.
Excerpt: And yet Trump’s newfound influence — combined with the unpredictability of his tweets — makes the president-elect’s account a particularly tempting target for hackers.
That’s especially true because there is a large fortune that could be made in a single 140-character message. If someone were able to gain access to Trump’s Twitter, they could tweet approvingly or disapprovingly about a company (as Trump has done) and play the stock market accordingly — or cause others to do so. A market-tracking app called Trigger has already set up an alert that responds whenever Trump tweets about publicly traded companies.
If the hacker were geopolitically motivated, they could tweet favorably or unfavorably about a country or a leader (as Trump has done) and alter foreign affairs. Or if the hacker had a grudge, they could call their enemy out in a tweet (as Trump has done) and unleash the rage of Trump’s nearly 19 million followers. Plus, who knows what’s in Trump’s DMs? (I don't know. If this is accurate, it could be a security threat like Hillary's home server. ~Bob)

Beef Stew Today

It's still blustery ad freezing here. The wind was so strong it ripped the grommet from a fairly-new USMC flag. I was able to get the flag down, but the telescoping pole is frozen, so a new flag must wait for a thaw. ~Bob

Bob's Wisconsin Winter Beef Stew--slow cooker
Low Sodium

Ingredients
2 pounds boneless lean stew beef, beef chuck roast or top round steak, cut into 1-1.5 inch pieces
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1/2 cop light butter
4 medium or 3 large carrots, peeled & cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
1 14-oz. bag frozen pearl onions
About 6 red-skinned potatoes, washed, bad spots cut out & quartered
1 small package fresh whole mushrooms, cut large ones in half
1 14-oz. bag frozen corn or green beans
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried chives
1 teaspoon garlic pepper
2 cups low sodium beef broth

Hot cooked noodles (Optional)

Directions
In a large Crockpot, toss meat with flour, butter and oil. Add all remaining ingredients except noodles. All vegetables may not fit in your pot.

Cover and on low for about 6 hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender.



Serve over noodles.

Race Relations

The Real Reason Race Relations Have Deteriorated. By David Byrne

Sick people

Islamic State publishes video of toddler executing prisoner on playground

Nepotism?


Trust the CIA


Scared Liberals


Nuclear war?

Interesting: Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?
by John F. Haris and Bryan Bender

The Politics of Death

Amid Milwaukee politics, autopsy shows inmate died of natural causes

Good guy with a gun

Passing driver kills man who shot Arizona officer in ambush

Excerpt: An Arizona state trooper stopped to help at a car wreck along a remote highway Thursday when he was shot and wounded in an ambush by a man who was bashing the officer's head against the pavement until a passing driver shot him to death, authorities said. (Still another one of those things that "never happen." Ron P.)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baked cookies today

Made these today--quite good.

Bob's Chocolate Fudge Nut Cookies
(low sugar, low salt)

1 cup Hershey's unsweetened cocoa
1.5 cups skim/1% milk
3/4 cup canola oil
2 cups Splenda
1 cup Splenda Brown Sugar
1/2 cup eggbeaters or 2 eggs
2.5 cups flour
1 cup instant oats
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans. (optional)

1. Mix cocoa and milk, microwave one minute until mostly dissolved. Then mix with oil, Splenda and eggbeaters.

2. Stir baking powder, flour and oats into batter. (and nuts if you use them)

3. Drop (real) teaspoon full of batter on greased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Do not over-bake.

Russians. Not verified.

BRUTAL TRUTH: Why Islamic Terrorists Don’t Kidnap Russians

Selfie

Leftists Might Rethink Open Borders After Seeing What’s In Muslim’s Selfie

Forget?

How Quickly The Democrats Forget

Fake Passports

AFDI video: US Citizenship and Immigration Services says fake Syrian passports OK

Spain

TERROR IN SPAIN: Gunman screaming 'Allahu Akbar' opens fire in supermarket
Liberals think "Allah Akbar" means "Noting to do with Islam!" ~Bob

Dissent?


Influencing Elections


Death to Juice


Health Care

Health Care Is a Commodity, Not a Right

Sessions

The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions
Excerpt: Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and more have all been trained on the Alabama senator.