Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Today's important political news and opinion

DR. CARSON MAKES HOUSE CALLS. By Andy Weddington, Col. USMC (Ret)

Cops hunt 3 suspects in shooting of Illinois police officer


Sid Blumenthal Trashes David Axelrod, Suggests Impeaching Clarence Thomas in Latest Clinton E-mails

Worth Reading: Trump’s Pal Al. By Jillian Kay Melchior
Excerpt: Sharpton and Trump forged an unlikely friendship over Atlantic City boxing deals that has lasted for decades, through ups and downs. Even as the Tawana Brawley scandal unfolded and Sharpton faced a 67-count indictment involving how he used funding for his youth organization, Trump remained a prominent supporter of the agitator, numerous sources close to the two men tell National Review.

Trump Should Have No Place in the Party of Liberty and Limited Government

Worth Reading: What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know about U.S. Trade

Worth Reading: A Deep Dive into Trump’s Poll Numbers Shows Most Pundits Get Him Wrong

Donald Trump: Spokesman for birthers, truthers, and Internet trolls

Trump upends GOP message on economy
Excerpt: Trump’s surging campaign has pushed the party in a different direction, one that often clashes with free-market principles that have long underpinned GOP economic policy. Some establishment Republicans worry that the turn could damage the economy, and their party, for years to come.

Interesting: Donald Trump is not a traditional Republican — including on some big issues

Worth Reading: Trump: Obama 'absolutely right' on executive pay cap

Worth Reading: The New Law of War Manual: The Good and The Bad. By Tom Kratman
(Tom Kratman is a retired USA LtCol, an occasional contributor to this blog, and an outstand author of military science fiction, including the A Desert Called Peace series. http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Called-Peace-Carrera-Book-ebook/dp/B00B5HJOFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426715332&sr=8-1&keywords=Peace+Kratman ~Bob)

Worth Reading: How New Orleans Proved Urban-Education Reform Can Work. By Jonathan Chait

Excerpt: "On 9/11 we will be burning American flags, confederate flags, police uniforms, and ALL representations of organized evil and oppressive nations. We also will be raising the Liberation flag and building on a new nation for the people. This is an INTERNATIONAL movement and a day of unity, progressive action, and liberation.   To all OPPRESSIVE AND ORGANIZED EVIL after #FYF911 the people will not be bound to you any longer!!  FUCK YOUR FLAG!! Hashtag #FYF911 to see what people are doing in your area." (End of Shemitah period around 09/15/15.  Black Liberation/Panther march on Washington DC 09/16/15.  Iran deal to be approved by 09/17/15.
A la Hillary, "What's it matter?" --Barb)

#BlackLivesMatter Chants ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’, Hours After Deputy Killed In TX

Watch: Black Marine GOES OFF On ‘Black Lives Matter’ With Message ‘Facebook Is Trying To Silence’

Spartanburg residents not happy with “pontificating” from Asst. Sec. of State
This is an important topic, forcing communities to accept an influx of foreigners who are not normal immigrants who have wanted and waited and tried for years to get here, who bring skills and a positive attitude towards this society.  Some of these groups that come in amount to mini-invasions of other cultures and ways of life, and it's insane for any society to bring in those who in effect are an infection rather than nourishment. --Del

Excerpt: Authorities in Harris County have identified the alleged killer of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy as Shannon Juruary Miles, 31. Breitbart Texas has learned that Miles has an extensive history with law enforcement in Harris County. (Media still reporting "shot for no apparent cause."--Barb)

Note:  Almost 23,000 comments. --Barb

Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks: sheriff

"A Sickness of the Public Mind." The Battle Flag and the Attack on Western Culture. BY BOYD D. CATHEY 
The cultivation of objectivity was a primary subject in my so-long-ago classes in Philosophy, reinforcing the same emphasis in the teaching of how to be a scientist, so I still work very carefully at trying to understand and discount my own biases on various subjects.  The Civil War is an area in which this drive for objectivity, combined with more and more exposure to the details of history, has led me to rethink my own beliefs, originally programmed in by History courses in high school. While there is no doubt that the issue of slavery is the fundamental cause and trigger for the war, and that there was rampant, deep racism in much of the South (but in the North as well), it is also clear now that other factors did enter into the tense relationship between the southern states and the North. Secondarily, and here's the really big thing, I can't see where the states did not have in fact a perfect right to secede.  I understand Mr. Lincoln's passion to safeguard the Union, and am glad in the end that it worked out that way, but I don't see how anyone can claim total legal right of the federal government to attack the Confederacy to destroy it and force those states back into the Union. What is of importance today is that it is not a good thing to have this mob psychology that says we must eradicate any symbol, and disrespect any official, of the Confederacy because some people are sensitized to that history.  The recent dropping of Jefferson's name from a Connecticut Democrat function because he owned slaves is a cogent example of throwing out the baby with the bath water.  This whole bit of righteous contempt for anyone and anything that doesn't fit perfectly into today's ideas of virtue is a perversion of freedom. --Del

A summer of Clinton stumbles gives way to an uncertain fall for Democrats
Excerpt: The Democratic Party, whose presidential race has been mostly overshadowed by Donald Trump and the Republicans, heads into the fall with its nomination contest far less certain than it once appeared and braced for a series of events that will have a significant effect on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign.

A fatal summer in Washington
The Ferguson effect. ~Bob


Kattie Kuric Asks Carly Fiorina About "Global Warming"

On Deportation: A Modest Proposal

Obama administration renames Mount McKinley to Denali
Obama renames Mt. McKinley for Chevy Truck to appease GM Unions:
But it's good to know that anything named "Obama" can be renamed when things return to normal. If they do. ~Bob

American Voters Dissatisfied, Angry, Distrustful, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Wide Support For College Tuition Assistance
A total of 71 percent of American voters are "dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the nation today, including 41 percent who are "very dissatisfied," according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Only 2 percent are "very satisfied," with 26 percent "somewhat satisfied." (We don't like how things are going, but we support Hillary for more of the same and want more debt to give us free stuff! ~Bob)

Berkeley Soda Tax Falls Flat
Excerpt: An ordinance in Berkeley, California that intended to impose a tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages, has so far failed to raise the prices of those drinks by what was expected. The purpose of this tax was to discourage soda consumption by raising retail prices. (Liberals screw with economy, get different result than expected. Chapter 9,785. ~Bob)


Worth Reading: 6 thoughts about the state of the Democratic race. By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post
Excerpt: #2. The Democratic political class is spooked. A New York Times report that detailed conversations with 75 high-level Democratic operatives and politicians was an absolutely brutal read for Clinton and her campaign last week. Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell’s quote — “They’ve handled the e-mail issue poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly” — is just a total gut punch for the Clinton folks.

Obamacare's Cadillac Tax Is A Clunker

Feel Good Story: Islamic State hacker linked to Garland jihad attack killed in airstrike

New Islamic State coins commemorate eventual conquest of “Rome and America
Excerpt: Meanwhile, our children are learning in our own colleges and universities that the men who made this video have valid points, and that their own civilization is a bastion of racism and oppression, and not worth defending. How do you think this will turn out?

Climate Movement Drops Mask, Admits Communist Agenda. Bay Area One Percenters drive their SUVs to Oakland to rail against the evils of the One Percent.
OK, I've known for many years that there were still some out and out communist groups existing in the USA, but clearly was naive about just how many there are, and how active.  Also, I had not realized that they had jumped all over the Climate Change idea as a great way to try to recruit people to their causes.  But now that I see the article below, it makes good sense, at least from their point of view. Below is only the first quarter or so of the actual article, which is just packed with picture after picture of the groups, so many it's hard to keep track of them all.  California is apparently a real hotbed of political extremists, again, more so than I thought.  Click on the link and you can read all the rest if you wish. Interestingly, communism as a cause is really weak in Europe, and there are many ex-communists now in other parties, some of them on the Right.  The now undeniable dysfunctionality of communism as an economic system and its also undeniable record as a murderous and oppressive political system finally made most intelligent people abandon it.  Yet here, in the nation that has most benefitted from capitalism and freedom (yes, with its sometimes downsides and corruption), we seem to have more such fools than anywhere else. Is it the weather in CA that does this? --Del)

Rwanda and the Psychic Benefits of Universal Coverage. By Michael F. Cannon  
I came across this article just now, and found it really informative and educational.  Basically, we start off with this fantastic statement that in dirt-poor Rwanda, everyone has free health care!  So these people in a 3rd world country are actually better off than Americans are.  Isn't that just mind-blowing, and doesn't it tell us how stupid and backward we really are as a country? But then there's those niggling little facts of how it really works and who really pays for most of what there is.  53% of the cost of that health care system is paid for by generous other nations, and guess who the #1 generous nation is?  Why dog my cats, it's the USA!  Hmm, how much of our health care system is paid for by other nations?  (OK, stop laughing now.) And what is that health care really about, what does it do for people?  Heart transplants, advanced cancer treatments, neonatal units for 2 lb premature babies, etc?  Well.... not exactly.  It focuses on the big killers of people there, to wit, "diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, infected cuts".  In other words, conditions that aren't any kind of big deal here, and would be treated in an urgicare clinic or the ER by a nurse or at most a nurse-practitioner.  Comparing health care in Rwanda to health care in the USA is like comparing a Model T Ford to an 18 wheeler. But it sure does make for good copy, doesn't it?  Actually, this kind of coverage by the NYTimes is the antithesis of real journalism, because it promotes misinformation rather than really valid knowledge and understanding.  But it fits in the whole PC narrative of what a terrible country we really are.  Pardon me, I need to go throw up now. --Del

That Wasn't a Picture of American Vets on DNC Website...By Dan Gilmore 
It's pretty funny when you think of it.  How flat out dumb do you have to be to put a picture like this up and talk about how much the Prez likes to work with veterans. --Del

Reagan Warned Us About Obama

U.S. launches secret drone campaign to hunt Islamic State leaders in Syria
So secret it's in all the papers. I don't think the word means what they think it means. ~Bob

Black Lives Matter network disavows political ties after DNC backs movement

Nine Signs of the Impending American Collapse
What I been saying since 2010: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
All royalties go to a charity to help wounded veterans.

Interesting: The 'Birmingham Koran' fragment that could shake Islam after carbon-dating suggests it is OLDER than the Prophet Muhammad
Blasphemy! Kill the scientists! ~Bob

Too funny: Here are the greatest, classiest verses in the Trump Bible

Too funny: I had to buy some protection (Probably a spoof)

Satire: Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption


Monday, August 31, 2015

Random Thoughts for September, 2015.

Random Thoughts for September, 2015. By Robert A. Hall
Feel free to post or forward.

August 16th marked the 51st anniversary of my journey to Parris Island, SC to become a Marine. The next three months changed my life forever. My drill instructors, Sgt. E. Owens, Sgt. M. Martin and Sgt. W. Harris gave me self-discipline and tenacity. That has made all the difference. Sgt. Owens is gone now, the other two I know not of, but I can never repay the debt.

People say they like Donald Trump because they like what he says. Of course they do. In recent memory he has been on both sides of every issue, telling the DREAMers they had convinced him, giving money to elect Reid, Pelosi and Hillary, saying we should negotiate with Iran, saying Obama would be better than Bush, supporting single-payer healthcare and so on. Everything he says he has at one time said the opposite. 33% of Republicans say they would not vote for Trump under any circumstances, so his nomination guarantees President Hillary.

Suggested sign for Christian Businesses: "Unattended children will be sold to planned parenthood for parts."

The silver lining to China's economic meltdown is that the weaker they are economically, the less able they are to project military power. The same is true of us, of course.

I didn't call the guy who manages my IRA during the meltdown. His cell breaks up out on the ledge.

I can't wait to find out how the latest market crash is the fault of George Bush, the Koch Brothers and Global Warming.

The major problem we face is that progressives can spout utter nonsense and the media will present it to low-info voters as solid facts, while conservatives can present solid facts and the media will present it as utter nonsense.

Some people have inquiring minds. I seem to have a rambling mind, interested in all kinds of things, wandering among them like a butterfly in a garden.

I ran into another reporter doing an expose at the VA--of the long wait times for elevators.

Some people age like fine wine--others age into vinegar.

People will believe stuff on the Internet they wouldn't believe if a guy told it to them over a beer in a bar.

I just read a wonderful two-volume bio of the great Robert A. Heinlein which reminded me he popularized TANSTAAFL: "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch." It has always been true but politicians still get elected by promising free stuff to low-info, economically-ignorant, entitlement-mentality voters.

I think we should refer to Democrats as "The Free Lunch Party."

I bet you're short of time. Everyone I talk to is. I was short of time when working, but I still am now that I'm medically retired. The only reasonable explanation for a shortage this big is that the government must have put some bureaucratic agency in charge of time. As Milton Friedman said, " If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."

Fellow Republicans have complained since 2008 that Obama is a narcissist... and now support Trump?

A liberal friend refers to the large GOP presidential field, 16 Republicans and Democrat-talking horse Trump--as the "Clown Car" I think we can refer to the Democrat field as "The Witch and the Flying Monkeys," though I exempt Jim Webb, a true Marine hero, from that designation.

Having bought a Kindle from Amazon, I have downloaded many of their free Kindle books. Some I've found not worth the price.

I was in Walmart recently wearing a cap with the Marine emblem and the Vietnam service ribbons on it. An employee in his 40s said, "I like your hat." "Thanks," I replied, "It was a privilege to wear the uniform." "World War Two?" he then asked? So much for my conceit that I look younger than I am.

Suppose Nixon had said, "Take my word for it. The only tapes I destroyed were those with personal information on them." Do you think the media or the Congress would have believed him? So why should we believe Hillary?

If you can listen to horse shit with a straight face and an interested look, you may have a future in government.

In Physical Therapy recently, I was talking about the YouTube clip where college students had no idea who had won the Civil war. Turned out the young woman who is the new Resident in PT also had no idea who won. "I'm really bad at history," she said. Ya think? A few days later I asked her what we celebrate on July 4. "Independence," she said. "From who?" I asked. She had no idea. I gave her a book of American History.

Unfortunately, the supply of no-brainer jobs is far exceeded by the supply of no-brainer people.

I hear Iran has adopted a new motto: Allah Mit Uns.

For years the Democrats held Jefferson-Jackson Dinners to celebrate the founders of their party. But it has just come to light that both men were slave holders; who knew? So I hear they will now hold Trotsky-Mao dinners.

If a private company or local government had dumped as much toxic waste into the Animas River as the EPA did, what fines and penalties would the EPA place on them?

If you eliminate candidates because you disagree with them on one issue, you will have no one to vote for.

You cannot win over or reason with a sociopath. Likewise it will not make any difference to a narcissist how much praise you give him, or how many favors you do him. He believes he is entitled to it, and is not grateful for your niggardly effort.

My wife loves the Mercedes G-Class Square SUVs. But the base price is $115,400 so I don't think so.

Whites will believe "Black Lives Matter" when blacks stop killing blacks and Planned Parenthood stops targeting black neighborhoods. Blacks make up 13% of the population, 40% of the abortions (a black genocide) and almost 50% of the murders--mostly of other blacks.

John Kerry said he felt at home in Communist Cuba. Well, of course he did. In Cuba, the government is all powerful. Speech that the government deems as not being political correct is outlawed. People are jailed for speaking out against the government. Only one party is allowed. The government owns all industry and decides where you can work and if you can get an education or a job. People wanting freedom flee the island in small, makeshift boats, risking death. What's not to like for a big-government progressive?

It's no longer press two for Spanish. Recently I was trying to get information on car rentals and also on bus schedules for a friend. Twice I got a native Spanish speaker whose English was so poor we had great trouble understanding each other.

The reason old age has so many miseries is so you won't fear dying.

The first thing a politician being investigated cries is, "Political Witch Hunt." Unless it's a black politician--then it's "Racism!"

You have a better chance of becoming an American if you plan to come through a border tunnel than through a birth canal.

If I was a cop in a big city, I would quit, go to a small town or another line of work. It is one thing to risk death or maiming to protect people from the thugs, but quite another when a large group of the people you are protecting are on the side of the thugs, and you are risking financial and personal ruin by the media, perhaps legal action if pushed to a split second decision that the media/protesters do not like.

There's a big difference between being spot-on and spat-on.

What is ISIS but an all-powerful government using the government's power of coercion to force people to do that which the government thinks is best for them?

Most college students couldn't tell you when the War of 1812 started.

Maybe if we sold the body parts of executed murderers, progressives would support the death penalty.

Sometimes, to save a trip, when I go to the refrigerator or a cabinet, I actually take out what I originally came for so I don't have to go back.

If people say I'm good looking, that proves it. If they say I'm ugly, they are envious, so that proves I'm good looking. If woman want me, it proves I'm good looking. If they don't want me, it proves they are intimidated by my good looks. In point of fact, my good looks are like Global Warming--everything proves it.

It's never too late to become a better person. If you are not now better than you were a year ago, you're not trying. (Age related decline excused. A little.)

I have to weigh myself every morning. I try to do it with as few clothes as possible (sorry for the visual). But It's only fair to make allowances for things I do have on. For example, I deduct 10 lbs. for a night shirt, 3 lbs. for a watch, 1 lb. for a wedding ring and so on.

My wife said she was going to do something I thought unlikely. When I didn't respond, she said, "You don't believe me, do you?" "It's not that," I said, "It's that I don't get too interesting in events that will fall one standard deviation beyond my life expectancy."

Every once in a while the media gets riled up about banning high speed chases by the police. They never think about the pain, harm and deaths that will result when thugs and rapists know if they flee, the police won't follow, leaving them free to strike again.

They are not anchor babies--they are unviable masses of tissue.

Both Dylann Roof and Vester Lee Flanagan suffered from RDD (Racial Derangement Disorder). But the media, which was hot on the racist motive of Roof for the church shootings, have been tiptoeing around the racist motive of Flanagan. Because Roof was pictured with a Rebel Battle Flag, it had to be banned. Flanagan, who was gay, was pictured with an Obama button and reportedly owned a gay pride flag...

I understand the world has a lot of jerks. But is it too much to ask that some of them stay home when I'm driving?

Not only do I shop thrift shops, I often wait until they have a sale or senior day.

With all the migrants dying trying to get into Europe, I wonder if the EU has checked out the US market for body parts.

Old is when you go to put your CPAP mask on and discover you have forgotten to take out your hearing aids.

You know your marriage is in trouble when your contact information is on Ashley Madison--and your wife put it there.

There is a simple explanation for why Holder stonewalled the Fast and Furious documents, why Obama and Hillary stonewalled the Benghazi investigation, why Lois Learner's emails went missing, why Hillary's home server was wiped clean: "For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." --John 3:20

Do you think the unions oppose free trade because they care about the country, the economy, the middleclass or any workers who don't pay dues to keep the union bosses in style?

Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2008 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall
The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.


Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Collapse-American-Republic-prevent/dp/1461122538/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304815980&sr=1-5 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s eleven books are listed here: http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-book-published.html. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Some worth-reading political news and opinion, with graphics and satire!

Book Recommendations: Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: Learning Curve 1907-1948 by William H. Patterson 
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Vol. 2- The Man Who Learned Better, 1948-1988 by William H. Patterson 
This wonderful two-volume authorized biography of the great writer was passed to me by Ron Pittenger, a close Marine buddy since 1964. I became a veracious reader as a child, and many writers have influenced my world view and values: Leon Uris's war novels, Kipling's poetry and Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series among others. But no writer, maybe no person has had a greater influence on me than Robert A. Heinlein. I discovered his juveniles when I was in 8th grade, and from then until after his death I read everything that Heinlein wrote that I could find. Starship Troopers and Time Enough for Love are still my favorites, but I never read anything by Heinlein that I didn't like. He developed the fiend of Science Fiction into what it is today, but his novels grew beyond SF into the mainstream. I still miss him, though I'm glad he cannot see the state of his beloved country and the world today. Heinlein called me once, about 1987, to urge me to support Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick for president. I agreed--one does not say no to Robert Heinlein. We had corresponded through Ginny since my time in the state senate, and I continued with her until her death in Florida. We received a call from her caregiver that she had passed. Heinlein was a political activist, first as a liberal, but when the Democrats moved left to become statists, he found himself supporting Republicans. He was seminal in the development of our space program, and took a lead in modernizing the blood collection services in the US. I was interested to read of the intricacies of the writing business and his many struggles with editors. I guess I naively assumed that anyone who was that great a writer simply sent in the ms. and it was published. His continuing sales, long after his death, suggest that his views on publishing and what the public wanted were correct. I was also interested to learn of his many health challenges--and inspiration for anyone dealing with the similar problems. Reading this bio--you must read both books!--drove me to pull the uncut version of Stranger in a Strange Land from the bookshelf where it had languished for years. I'm reading it as I write. If you haven't read Heinlein's fiction, I recommend it to you. If you have, you will find this bio deeply moving.

Must Read: The havoc that Trump wreaks — on his own party. By George F. Will

Understanding War: “Now Read This! Now Read This!” By Tom Kratman

“Now Understand This! Now Understand This!” Military Reading List Part 2. By Tom Kratman
(Tom Kratman is a retired USA LtCol, an occasional contributor to this blog, and an outstand author of military science fiction, including the A Desert Called Peace series. http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Called-Peace-Carrera-Book-ebook/dp/B00B5HJOFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426715332&sr=8-1&keywords=Peace+Kratman ~Bob)

That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said “You Convinced Me” On Immigration

White Lives Matter? Suspect in 2 murders on live TV has shot himself
Black shooter, white victims, no riots or looting, no flags to take down. The only reason it is getting media play is because they were journalists; average citizens, even cops, would have been dropped by now. Or troops killed in Afghanistan. ~Bob

Straight Lives Matter? Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists — Media Blame The Gun
Excerpt: Williams is black. Parker and Ward were white. Williams is gay. Parker and Ward were straight. None of which would be relevant, except that Williams specifically cited his identity as a factor in the killings. In a 23-page rambling letter sent to ABC News, Williams wrote that the Charleston church shooting in June should have provoked a race war: “Why did I do it? I put a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…What sent me over the top was the church shooting…You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” 

Did you see this in our media? 'He was the human tape recorder': How TV murderer was criticized by bosses for appalling journalistic standards and reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report on elections
Excerpt: He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling booth during the 2012 US Presidential Election - a clear breach of journalistic impartiality.

Suddenly Media Worried Over Reporting Race-Based Motive Of Killer Of White Reporters
Both Dylann Roof and Vester Lee Flanagan suffered from RDD. But the media was hot on the racist motive of Roof for the church shootings, have been tiptoeing around the racist motive of Flanagan. Because Roof was pictured with a Rebel Battle Flag, it had to be banned. Flanagan was pictured with an Obama button... ~Bob

The Virginia Shooter Passed a Background Check. by CHARLES C. W. COOKE
Excerpt: They want an “assault weapons” ban; they want a magazine-size limit; and they want background checks on private sales. And, clearly, they are quite happy to point to this incident in order to make their case. But, as we now know, this shooting has nothing to do with any of these things. The killer used a Glock 19 handgun, which is not an “assault weapon” in any universe. He fired eight shots in total. And he bought his gun legally from a dealer. In other words, he did nothing that even intersects with their coveted laws. Once again, one gets the horrible impression that the gun-control movement is in possession of a laundry list of desires, and that they bring it out whenever anything bad happens, relevance be damned . . .

Evidence mounts that soon-to-be flush Iran already spurring new attacks on Israel


Judge Joe Donald
Running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

But do they have to show an ID to buy one? Isn't that racist? ~Bob

Most of Donald Trump's Political Money Went To Democrats — Until 5 Years Ago

Woman sees Donald Trump in a tub of butter
Give me a break. ~Bob


Trump-mania may burn itself out. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Morning Jolt is well worth subscribing to. And it's free. ~Bob

Letter from about 200 retired Admirals/Generals opposing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. My name is included. --Geoffrey Higginbotham, MajGen, USMC (Ret)

Black Minister To Black Lives Matter׃ ‘Why Are You Not Cleaning Up Your Own Community?’


Perdue rips Obama at conservative summit
Obama's chicken to debate him. ~Bob
Ben Carson Slams ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ #BlackLivesMatter ‘Lunacy’ In Scathing Op-Ed

Obama: Reid and I ‘Figuring Out How We’re Going to Deal with the Crazies’

Is Obama taking Hillary out? By Monica Crowley, PhD

Exclusive: Hillary Email Storage Firm Employs Top Clinton Operative

Ya think? White House concerned Iran deal could boost terror — top official

Worth Watching: Putting Up The Flag

Caitlyn Jenner Facing Male Or Female Prison?

Traitor Senators Took Money From Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes. By Daniel Greenfield

3 Federal Laws Hillary May Have Violated By Using Personal Email Accounts for State Business

Report: Clinton Aide Sent Hillary Classified Info From DIA, NSA, And NGA [VIDEO]

World Map of Anti-Semitism
Nasty, mean, intolerant Uncle Sam comes in pretty low! ~Bob

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert

Where Paychecks Stretch The Most, And Least

Obamacare Gives Big Windfall To Insurance Companies As Quality of Healthcare Declines

Lt. Gen. Frank Petersen, the first African-American Marine aviator, died at the age of 83.
Have not seen anything yet in the drive-by media; successful, patriotic black Marine--it doesn't fit their narrative. Semper Fi, General. ~Bob

70% of the women who gave birth at Parkland Memorial Hospital in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants.

ESPN Owes Curt Schilling, and America, an Apology

Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Curt Schilling and the Death of Free Speech


Obama: Many more in US die from gun-related incidents than from terrorism. By Robert Spencer, JihadWatch.org
Excerpt: Just as with the recent “study” that purported to show that “right-wing extremists” were more of a threat than Islamic jihadists, in saying this Obama is probably leaving out 9/11. And if even a fraction of the foiled jihad plots had come to fruition, this would be an even more risible claim than it is.


(Black) Detroit Police Chief James Craig encourages residents to pack heat. The result? Crime in the city is down significantly.

Iraqi priest: “There’s no such thing as moderate Islam…ISIS represents Islam one hundred percent”

Islamic State using Facebook to hunt down, exterminate all gays in the Middle East

WaPo Fact Checker: Why you shouldn’t retweet Sanders’s claim that Hitler ‘won an election’
Sanders, whose campaign did respond to a query, brought this up in the context of being Jewish and what that had taught him about politics. But while there were many elections held in Germany in 1932, Hitler was a loser when he appeared on the ballot. He mostly gained power not through the voting booth but through violence, intimidation and deceit. Calling it “an election” devalues the traumatic history of the era, and Sanders should clarify the record — especially when legions of his fans are repeating his flawed history lesson all over the Internet. Four Pinocchios

Use Our Senatorial Nuclear Option to Stop Iran’s Radioactive Nuclear Option. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
A simple proposal: To stop Iran’s nukes, use our own nuclear option. Scrap the filibuster, pass a resolution declaring the Iran deal a treaty that requires Senate authorization, introduce the text of the Iran deal, and vote it down. Remember, Democrats got rid of the filibuster for nominations in 2013, arguing that GOP obstructionism was interfering with the president’s constitutional authority to make judicial appointments. The Constitution requires Senatorial consent to treaties. The administration claims the Iran deal isn’t a treaty because they think it has “become physically impossible“ to pass a treaty in the Senate. Do you think Iran will honor its side of the agreement? Probably not, right? Even if they do, do you think Iran will attempt to build a nuke quickly when the deal expires? Certainly, right? Do you think that if Iran gets a nuke, they will use it? Pretty darn likely, right? So, congressional Republicans . . . what are you willing to do to prevent a mushroom cloud either in the Middle East or closer to home?


The ‘saddest bride I have ever seen': Child marriage is as popular as ever in Bangladesh
Mohammad married his youngest wife at 6, consummated the marriage at 9, according to the sacred hadiths. And he is the perfect example of conduct for all Muslims. ~Bob

Ministers Demand Smithsonian Remove Bust Of Planned Parenthood Founder

Before Trump or Fiorina, There Was Wendell Willkie

Short video of the discovery of the first tunnel dug by Hamas

Excerpt: Never in my lifetime, did I believe I would witness our great country being taken down and withdrawn from our world leadership role by our own administration.  The latest example is the flawed agreement with Iran on their nuclear weapons program.  This needs to be seen as another manifestation of President Barack Obama’s goal to fundamentally transform America.  All of the known concessions made by our administration to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism that has been at war with us for over 35 years, and has caused the loss of thousands of American lives, including the key support to the 9/11 hijackers without which that terrorist attack could not have been carried out, humiliated us before our friends, allies and most importantly, our enemies. We have been sabotaged from within. ... James A. Lyons, U.S. Navy retired Admiral, was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.

Uniformed Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Ambushed, Killed While Pumping Gas
Excerpt: A Harris County sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and executed while he was pumping gas at a Chevron convenience store near Houston late Friday.

Any statement from POTUS or the DOJ about this racial hate crime? ~Bob


Democratic challengers launch attacks against Clinton, party leadership

I keep saying:  Morsi had lunch with Obama in the WH, passed through US security carte blanche.  He left saying he wanted the Blind Sheik released from jail and Obama said, "Up to Holder."  Still think the ambassador was supposed to be kidnapped for exchange, not raped with a bayonet and sodomized and killed, but radical Islamists don't like gays....Barb

Defense Secretary Tells Marines They’ll Be Protected from ‘Few Troubled Losers Who Are on the Internet Too Much’

Prop. 47 looking like well-intentioned blunder: Thomas Elias
Excerpt: This was the ballot measure that turned some “minor” felonies into misdemeanor crimes, thus easing the crowding in state prisons and many county jails. It has unquestionably helped some ex-felons rebuild their lives.
But as crime statistics for the first half of this year pour in from around the state, this measure looks worse and worse, on balance. The numbers are bearing out warnings Proposition 47 opponents made in their official ballot argument against the initiative before it passed by a whopping 60-40 percent margin.

Satire: Paris Train Gunman ‘Ashamed’ Of Being Stopped By Airman, National Guardsman

Satire: Second Annual Ferguson Games

If you can spot the errors, thank a teacher...from long ago.