Sunday, May 27, 2018

It’s Time to Impeach the President

It’s Time to Impeach the President
Excerpt: However, it’s not President Trump I’m talking about. It’s time to impeach former President Barack Obama. And of course, prosecute him too. Many are starting to come to this conclusion. Tom Fitton, the legal genius behind Judicial Watch (the number one government watchdog in America), has come to the same conclusion. Fitton said this week that amidst a climate of impeachment fervor, the actual evidence points to Obama’s actions warranting impeachment far more than Trump. Fitton reports that ordering surveillance and sending spies into the Trump presidential campaign are all grounds for post-Presidency impeachment and more importantly, prosecution. None other than greatly respected former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said this week, “I guarantee the answer is yes” as to whether Obama knew the FBI had planted spies into the Trump campaign. He says no FBI Director would dare infiltrate a presidential campaign without the direct approval and authorization of the sitting president.

Sudan

The War on women: Raped Sudanese teen challenges death sentence

Canada

MEET THE REAL NDP: ANTI-SEMITIC CANDIDATE CAUGHT PRAISING HITLER ONLINE
Excerpt: Even more disturbingly, Ms. Riaz would later follow up her activism by posting and sharing a neo-Nazi meme that shared an ‘inspirational’ quote from Adolf Hitler whom she glowingly referred to as ‘the ruler.’

Iran

Screens at Iran airport said hacked with anti-regime messages

Angel Flight

Angel Flight

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Book Recommendation: Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell


Book Recommendation: Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell 
Another must-read book from Thomas Sowell. This short (126 page) volume should be required reading to run for office, any office, and for government policy makers. Alas, those who need it most probably won’t read it. And, as Sowell points out, humans have a great ability to ignore facts to preserve their preferred visions. Sowell grew up in a poor black family in NC, was supporting himself by the age of 17, and worked his way to a PhD in economics. Thus, he is unafraid to research and write about racial issues that would get a white academics drummed off campus and is unafraid to discuss uncomfortable facts. He has dozens of books in print. His “Basic Economics” is used as a text book around the world, having been translated into several languages. In this book, he destroys both the hard left’s view that disparities in outcomes are always caused by discrimination and the alt-right’s view that they are caused by a lack of capability in minority populations. He reports, for example, that the same black students who are failing in regular public schools are excelling in many charter schools. His discussion of the “income gap” between the top 20% and the lowest 20% is particularly interesting. The media acts as if people stayed in the same quintile all their lives. He reports that 95% of the people who were at one time in the bottom group rise out of it, while a great many people are in the top 20% only a few years. I started out in the bottom, making $38 a week when I was elected to the Massachusetts Senate, and $12k there the first year. For the last ten years of my 31-year career as an association executive, I was in the top 20%. But when I retired due to pulmonary fibrosis to have a lung transplant, we fell out of it. I now make $24,000 a year working PT. If you read only one book this year, this should be it.

Trump makes it easier to fire poor-performing federal workers

Trump makes it easier to fire poor-performing federal workers

New FBI Data on Active Shooters Shows the Importance of Armed Citizens

New FBI Data on Active Shooters Shows the Importance of Armed Citizens
Excerpt: As I wrote right after the Santa Fe school massacre, the best explanation for the rise in active shooters is the least comforting. That explanation comes from Malcolm Gladwell in a seminal 2015 essay for the New Yorker. In essence, we are in the midst of a slow-motion “riot” of mass shootings, with each shooting lowering the threshold for the next. Any sophisticated approach to a problem involves discussing potential solutions both left of boom (before the shooting) and right of boom (after the shooting starts). Gun control is a classic left-of-boom approach, designed to prevent attacks before they can happen. Even Gladwell is skeptical of its effectiveness. While he’s said that gun control “has its place,” he also says, “Let’s not kid ourselves that if we passed the strictest gun control in the world that we would end this particular kind of behavior.” In fact, as the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler found in a now-famous fact check, no recent mass shooting would have been prevented by any of the conventional gun restrictions progressives often propose. ... How do shootings end? The most common ways are exactly what you’d expect: The shooters kill themselves or flee, or the police exchange gunfire with the shooter and/or apprehend him. But a surprising amount of the time, citizens stop the killer, and an increasing percentage of those citizens are armed. From 2000 to 2013, only five times did an armed citizen (who was not a police officer) exchange fire with the shooter. Three times the citizen killed the shooter, once the shooter committed suicide, and once the shooter was wounded. Fast forward to 2016–2017. In that time period, six armed citizens confronted active shooters. They stopped the shooting four times (in one case, the shooter fled to a different site and continued shooting, and in the other the armed citizen was wounded before he could stop the shooting). The lesson? Armed citizens can make a difference, and as more Americans obtain carry permits, more Americans will be on-scene and able to react. Moreover, what’s missing from the data is any indication that armed citizens make the crisis worse. The stereotype of carry-permit holders spraying panicked gunfire is simply wrong.

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

Friday, May 25, 2018

Is Meghan’s wedding our ‘Obama moment’? Let’s hope not

Is Meghan’s wedding our ‘Obama moment’? Let’s hope not

South China Sea

Why is the South China Sea contentious?

Gap?

Is there a gap in understanding between gun rights supporters and gun control supporters? by Guy Smith
https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-gap-in-understanding-between-gun-rights-supporters-and-gun-control-supporters/answer/Guy-Smith-10?share=61cfb0ff&srid=JxX4

Another Gun Control Debate

Would You Ever Agree to Be a Teenager Again? By Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: We’re going to do this again, huh? Another debate about gun control after a mass shooting? We still have to debate gun control, even after the shooter built functioning bombs? After he used weapons that no federal official, including Dianne Feinstein, wants to prohibit? I notice that school shooters rarely have lived lives of terrible abuse and deprivation, the sort of experiences that make you think, “oh, good heavens, well, no wonder that person finally snapped.” When their tales are told, the portraits of their life reveal mundane problems — loneliness, bullying, social isolation and alienation; an attraction to a girl that isn’t reciprocated. Those are all deeply unpleasant experiences, but they’re also extremely common among teenagers. Raise your hand if you were never bullied. Raise your hand if you never felt like an outsider or a loser. Raise your hand if you’ve never been rejected or turned down by someone you liked. Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Amazon selling Jihad

MPs demand police investigation after Amazon is found selling jihadi recruitment material and bomb-making manual on next day delivery

Muslim vs Muslim

Historic Ahmadi mosque demolished by mob in Pakistan
Excerpt: A mob in Pakistan tore down a historic mosque belonging to the country's Ahmadi community on Thursday, in the latest act of violence against the minority Muslim sect. The attack took place in the eastern Pakistani city of Sialkot, with videos showing Sunni extremists tearing down the place of worship. No worshippers are believed to have been in the mosque at the time of the attack.

Armed citizen kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

Armed citizen kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant
An armed citizen shoots and kills a crazy shooter of innocents.... hmm, what does that demonstrate? Never mind, it won't get any real coverage and idiot bigmouth kid David
Hogg will never refer to it. It goes against the antigun narrative. --Del

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,475 migrant children

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,475 migrant children

Things


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Trump’s Email . . . Er, Cellphone, Scandal

Trump’s Email . . . Er, Cellphone, Scandal
Excerpt: Am I the only one who remembers that a big argument against Hillary Clinton was that she used an insecure email system and multiple cell phones, and disregarded the rules and laws about the handling of classified information? Do any of the president’s allies ever want to hold him to the standard they held Clinton to? President Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications, according to two senior administration officials — a departure from the practice of his predecessors that potentially exposes him to hacking or surveillance. The president, who relies on cellphones to reach his friends and millions of Twitter followers, has rebuffed staff efforts to strengthen security around his phone use, according to the administration officials. The president uses at least two iPhones, according to one of the officials. The phones — one capable only of making calls, the other equipped only with the Twitter app and preloaded with a handful of news sites — are issued by White House Information Technology and the White House Communications Agency, an office staffed by military personnel that oversees White House telecommunications.

Muslim Beautician Refused To Wax Trans Woman’s Legs Based On Religious Beliefs

Muslim Beautician Refused To Wax Trans Woman’s Legs Based On Religious Beliefs
When leftist victim groups clash! ~Bob

A Marine’s take on multiculturalism, Islam and jihad

A Marine’s take on multiculturalism, Islam and jihad

Sex Slavery

The Netherlands: 1,400 Underage Dutch Girls Forced Into Sex Slavery By “Migrant Background” Males
Diverse enough yet? ~Bob

Bernie

The Bizarre Bernie Sanders Moment Appears to be (Mercifully) Ending
Excerpt: he man who once proclaimed how bread lines & soup kitchens were actually a good thing, seems to be heading to pasture. In the time since his predestined defeat to the candidate who went from being “the first woman president” to “the only person in the world capable of losing badly to Donald Trump,” Bernie Sanders has tried desperately to maintain the wave of socialist energy he created amongst a new coalition of college aged ideologues and the MoveOn/Netroots/DailyKos/Democrat Underground fringe. Even his own website proclaims, “Together we’ve crushed expectations, set records, and laid the groundwork for a political revolution.” But as is so often the case with failed revolutionaries, it’s hard to keep the dream alive when your own party puts you out to pasture. And just a year since announcing this glorious groundwork, it seems that ground is giving way: According to a report in Politico, "Our Revolution," the group put together by former operatives for Bernie Sanders's campaign, designed to keep the "progressive" community engaged and pave the way for a potential 2020 Sanders re-run, is falling apart, and has become nothing more than a snarky Twitter account with a valuable contact list…
Two dozen sources "inside the organization" told reporters that board members are concerned that Our Revolution is hoarding money and refusing to help out progressive candidates in contested races, while its lead, Nina Turner, is trying to launch her own political career.

Russians vs. US forces

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

ObamaNetflixShows

ObamaNetflixShows

  • So You Think You Can Keep Your Doctor
  • The spy who loved himself
  • No country for Anatomic Males
  • At Some Point You’ve Made Enough Money... Except For Me.
  • Yes We Can-Can
  • The Beta Bunch
  • You Didn't Build That: a documentary series. In each episode, Obama instructs individual business owners as to how they did not build their businesses.
  • Snakes on a Plane: The Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton Story
  • I Killed Osama Bin Laden: office comedy where incompetent executive is constantly causing disasters and doing illegal things, but always gets let off the hook when he says 'Remember, I killed Osama Bin Laden!'
  • Step Brothers sequel: The Great Rotondo. Plot: A 30-year-old stay-at-home son heroically fights for the tenancy rights of other adult children.
  • Shovel Ready: a DIY show about companies that get huge government tax grants and then go bankrupt.
  • Take A Bow: a travel show where Obama visits foreign countries and spends hours bowing to anyone in power.
  • It's Always Sunny in Guantanamo Bay
  • How I Met Your Mullah
  • Guess Who's Coming to Jail...
  • Who Wants to Win a Pallet of Cash?
  • I Married a Wookie.
  • Are You Smarter Than the Ayatollah?
  • Bath House Diaries.
  • I Spy
  • How I Droned Your Mother...& Grandmother.
  • Fast & Furious: Narcos
  • Misery...loves company.
  • Epstein's Island
  • Barry and Michael: The Early Years
  • Happy Gays
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Middle Class
  • An Idiot Abroad
  • 13 Treasons Why
  • Some like it acid washed
  • The Birth of a Police State...
  • Barry and the Legion of Choom
  • Pretty Little Lies
  • The Amazing Race Card
  • And She Still Couldn't Win!
  • How the Middle East Was not Won
  • It's America’s Fault
  • Cooking the Family Dog.
  • Tiny Dancer: The Rahm Emanuel Story, starring Peter Dinklage.
  • Dont Trust the B at 1600 P
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright's "White Devil" lecture series.
  • Dealing Real Estate with Tony Rezko
  • Dude where’s Hillary’s email server?
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Keystone Pipeline
  • The Blunder Years
  • Saving Private Servers
  • 13 Reasons Why I Became A Marxist
  • Obama the Economic Growth Slayer
  • The Voting Dead
  • You've got Mail (and I'm reading it)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Scams
  • The Big Bong Theory
  • Suddenly Susan Rice
  • Un-American Horror Story
  • How I Met Your Mom Jeans

Mother's Day

The Left Decides That “Mother’s Day” is Now Offensive
Excerpt: According to the radical leftists that run a high-end grocery store chain in England, Mother’s Day is offensive because not all mothers are women… or something. Apparently, when you dedicate an entire movement to recognizing an infinite amount of gender identities on precisely zero scientific basis whatsoever, something as sweet and simple as Mother’s Day becomes complicated and “problematic.” Watch Mark Dice break down the latest display of leftist insanity...

Tank

What is an interesting fact of history that most people don't know?
One of the most under- appreciated countries, when it comes to military technology, is Great Britain. Probably because they don’t have a movie industry working over time to market their cool airplanes and military. I am looking at you, Transformers. In 1951, a ‘Centurion’ tank (hull number 39/190) rolled out of the British Royal Ordnance factory in Barnbow. This tank would go on to have a most unbelievable and exciting life story.

Tibet

Tibet activist jailed in China over language campaign
Excerpt: A Tibetan activist has been jailed for five years in China for "inciting separatism," after he spoke to the New York Times about efforts to preserve his native language. (But let's talk about the NFL Players' Freedom of Speech. Bob)

Texas shooter


NFL

NFL adopts policy to fine teams if players and personnel don't stand for national anthem


The Commencement Speech You Never Hear

The Commencement Speech You Never Hear By MONA CHAREN

Despair

Virginia Man Urges You to Leave Despair Behind by Jim Geraghty
excerpt: The world is full of a lot of stupid people. Some people learn from experience, but a lot of people refuse to learn from painful experience. They double down, and usually end up stepping on a rake again — and usually they find an inventive new way to believe that it was somebody else’s fault. People in this country vote for a lot of doofuses that I wouldn’t trust with a weed whacker, never mind the levers of power in government. College students take on massive debts and then choose to major in fields of study that guarantee long odds of full-time employment.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

We have five babies at our house!

Last year, a pair of Robins nested on our porch light and raised two chicks. They returned this year and have five they are constantly feeding. Have gotten used to us going in and out the front door.

If California left the Union

If California left the Union, would the United States remain the biggest economy in the world?
Mark-Anthony Canty, AA Business & Economics, Seminole State College of Florida (2004)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Double


dream


Sunday, May 20, 2018

'The Press Uses Silence': Gutfeld Responds to Light Coverage of Officer Stopping Potential School Shooter

'The Press Uses Silence': Gutfeld Responds to Light Coverage of Officer Stopping Potential School Shooter

Abortion tied to sharp decline in women's mental health

Abortion tied to sharp decline in women's mental health

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/abortion-tied-to-sharp-decline-in-womens-mental-health/
Surprise, surprise, surprise. ~Bob 

Europe

Why are Europeans so liberal?
Excerpt: If you mean classical liberalism, your talking about individual rights, the right to freely pursue trade and the right to live according to your own conscience rather than that of the state. If so, Europe is probably less liberal than, say the USA in many respects. In fact, the US Constitution is perhaps the purest expressions of classical liberalism in the world. The Second Amendment, for example, is about as liberal a provision as you’re likely to find. If you mean liberal in the more modern sense, in which tolerance, socialism and an aversion to conflict are defining characteristics, then yes, Europe tends (and I do mean tends, as it’s not necessarily universally true) to be more liberal. To understand why Europe is like this requires a certain understanding of European history. It’s very easy to forget that Europe is the most blood-soaked region on Earth, even accounting for the wars in the Middle East and the incredibly brutal (but little reported) conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa over the past few decades. For almost the entirety of European written history (some 2000+ years) Europe was at war with itself. Three global conflicts were sparked off in Europe, and numerous other European wars were fought on one or more other continents. (Modern liberals are tolerant? Only if you agree with them 100% of the time. ~Bob)

Book Recommendation: The Second World Wars


Book Recommendation: The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won by Victor Davis Hanson
This terrific book was lent to me by a friend. I have read hundreds of books about WWII or various aspects of it. This was by far the best. There are a thousand books that will tell you what happened. “The Second World Wars” tells also tells you why things happened as they did. As he did for the Peloponnesian War in “A War Like No Other,” Hanson does not write in chronological order, but breaks the various wars (he says that many wars joined into one) down into parts like Airpower, Sea Power, Land Power, Industrial and Economic Power, Sieges, Invasions, the leaders, and at the end, who gained what. Perhaps the most powerful section is entitled “The Dead,” which gives casualty estimates by country. WWII killed over 60 million people, about as many as died during Mao’s various purges, revolutions and famines in China after he came to power. You will be both overwhelmed and surprised. He says that about 23,000 civilians died every day of World War II, about four times the dead at Gettysburg. This is a must-read for military history and WWII buffs. It should be read by every college student, but of course few could read a book of this length (over 500 pages). Get it.

School Shootings


The media feeds off school shootings, because they increase sales and ad revenues. And they wall to wall coverage encourage more shootings, so the cycle continues. The worst school disaster in US history was the “Bath Massacre” in 1927 Michigan. Thirty-eight kids and six adults were killed. 58 others were injured. By bombs, not guns.

Steve Chapman: Why young Americans are drawn to socialism

Steve Chapman: Why young Americans are drawn to socialism
Excerpt: Capitalism has been the most dynamic force for economic progress in history. Over the past century, it has delivered billions of people out of miserable poverty, raised living standards to once-unimaginable heights and enabled an unprecedented flourishing of productive creativity. But among young Americans, it finds itself on trial. The University of Chicago’s GenForward Survey of Americans ages 18 to 34 finds that 62 percent think “we need a strong government to handle today’s complex economic problems,” with just 35 percent saying “the free market can handle these problems without government being involved.” Overall, 49 percent in this group hold a favorable opinion of capitalism — and 45 percent have a positive view of socialism. Socialism gets higher marks than capitalism from Hispanics, Asian-Americans and African-Americans. Sixty-one percent of Democrats take a positive view of socialism — and so do 25 percent of Republicans.