Working on my blog Monday afternoon, I could look out the window and see the build-up of a projected 3-6 inches of snow. Far less than a lot of places, I know. But this on November 24--almost a month until the official start of what has already been a bad winter. ~Bob
General News and Comment
Excerpt: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation under pressure on Monday, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team to respond to an onslaught of global crises.
In announcing Mr. Hagel’s resignation from the State Dining Room on Monday, the president, flanked by Mr. Hagel and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., called Mr. Hagel critical to ushering the military “through a significant period of transition” and lauded “a young Army sergeant from Vietnam who rose to serve as America’s 24th secretary of defense.” (Here I was, thinking Hagel was way too accommodating to Obama and his ideas, when it turns out that the mild opposition and different inputs that Chuck was registering were just way too much for Obama to put up with. It seems that a good Obama appointee is a YES SIR type of appointee, and anything less just won't cut it. I can hardly wait to see who gets picked next for the job, but chances of it being a nonmilitary, liberal loyalist type are about 99.9%. --
White House seeks a stronger hand at Pentagon to manage crises
Excerpt: President Obama tapped Chuck Hagel as defense secretary because he wanted someone who would quietly implement the administration’s policy, avoid controversy and promote no big, sweeping ideas. Hagel was forced to resign Monday for being exactly that defense secretary.
Hagel didn’t make big mistakes. Nor had he lost the confidence of the uniformed military. But he often seemed lost or overly deferential to his generals in top-level White House strategy meetings, especially those focused on the battle against Islamic State militants in
Iraq and Syria, senior administration
officials said. (And Obama is, of course, a better general than his generals,
jut as he believes he is a better speech writer, policy guru, political
director etc then the people around him. Bet I could take him at chess or
Tactics II though. ~Bob)
Get the story straight! The New York Times Changes Its Story Deleting The Most Remarkable Thing About Chuck Hagel’s Firing. By Erick Erickson
Excerpt: After two Secretaries of Defense leaving, then writing critical pieces about President Obama, the White House decided the third SecDef needed to be destroyed on the way out so any criticisms can immediately be cast as sour grapes by a compliant press. But that’s not the most remarkable thing about Chuck Hagel’s firing. The most remarkable thing is toward Look at how the story explains his firing.
Air Force Removes POW/MIA 'Missing Man' Table Because It Includes a Bible
Excerpt: Something is missing from the Riverside Dining Facility at Patrick Air Force Base: the traditional POW/MIA 'Missing Man' table. Such tables, a mainstay at military bases and veterans’ organizations, are set for six, one for each service — the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and civilian personnel — representing personnel missing in action or taken as prisoners of war. The table was removed from
Florida’s Patrick Air Force Base because of
one item traditionally placed on the table — a copy of the Bible,
according to Florida Today. (The Air Force is saying the table will be brought
back but has not said whether the Bible will be allowed. --MasterGuns)
did president diss close ally's prime minister? By Nick Adams Australia
Excerpt: Since the beginning of the last century,
Australia is the only country to have fought
alongside the United States
in every single major conflict. Australia
is America’s closest ally in
Asia, and indeed, the world. So, what
President Obama did when he came to the G20 meeting in ,
was stunning and offensive. (It's a religious difference. The Aussie PM is not
a communicant of the Brisbane, Australia .
Too funny: Liberal Challenges Mike Rowe to Explain How a Christian (or Anyone) Could Vote Republican. Rowe’s Answer Is Simply Awesome.
Excerpt: Then Green issued Rowe a challenge, asking him to “PLEASE explain to the American people why you vote/are a Republican—because for the life of me I cannot understand WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE REPUBLICAN!” Green’s answer came in the form of “Some Unsolicited Marketing Advice From Mike Rowe at 37,000 Feet.” (I suggest Mr. Green read "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion." By Jonathan Haidt. http://www.amazon.com/The-Righteous-Mind-Politics-Religion/dp/0307377903/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338240119&sr=1-1
Haidt is a self-described left-wing academic and atheist, though of Jewish heritage. He is a Kerry and Obama supporter, a bias he is very open about and references throughout this work. But he is also an intellectually honest man and—so rare on today’s campuses—open to diversity of thought, the only kind of diversity that really matters. A “Moral Psychologist,” Haidt makes a very solid academic research effort to understand the moral foundations of both conservative and liberal political thought, as well as why religion is important in human societies. ~Bob)
Interesting: Marion Barry, DC’s “Mayor for Life,” Dies at Age 78. By Harry Jaffe, Washingtonian Magazine.
Excerpt: For much of his career, Barry split the city along racial lines. African-Americans saw him as the unapologetic black leader who broke down the doors of a city government that had been closed to them. In the eyes of many white Washingtonians, he ran a corrupt, ineffective government and succumbed to his weaknesses for alcohol, women, and drugs. Blacks forgave his human frailties; he made his troubles their troubles. Whites judged him and cringed when he became the butt of jokes on late-night television. ... “As an elected official,
often misconstrued the mission of his government as one to provide reparations
to black Americans,” says Jarvis. “Somehow he came to believe the government
was the employer of first resort. He hired without much criteria. His greatest
failure was in not training city workers for their jobs. It would have helped
the government and in their own lives.” Barry made sure that African-American
companies got their share of city contracts, though he did a poor job of
holding them accountable. In the process, he enriched many political allies.
(Blacks today need a charismatic black politician like Booker T. Washington,
one who is not corrupt and interested in improving their lives, not in catering
to. their media-fed biases. ~bob)
Ex-Conservative minister Owen Paterson urges
EU exit UK
Excerpt: Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has called for
Britain to leave
the EU and negotiate a free trade agreement with the rest of Europe.
He also said Britain
should give notice to quit the EU before negotiations begin ahead of the in/out
referendum promised by David Cameron.
The 9 most fascinating numbers from national exit polls. By Chris
Excerpt: 62. That’s the percentage of the vote for Democrats among those who said they “never” attend any sort of religious services; Republicans won just 36 percent among that group. Compare that with the 18-point edge Republicans enjoyed over Democrats among those who go to some sort of religious service weekly and you see that one’s religiosity continues to be among the most reliable predictors of how they will vote. Consider yourself a religious person, or, at least, someone who attends religious services regularly? There’s a strong likelihood you are voting Republican. Not a churchgoer? You are voting Democratic.
God please give me patience, if you give me strength I will just punch them in the face.
Excerpt: In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in
and the 17th largest in the United
States. It will be especially rich in toxic
waste from the local petroleum and medical industries.
Excerpt: Scotty sends us his work on this fellow Gerhard Smith who was actually busted several years ago by our buddy, Doug Sterner. He was busted when he tried to join his local Marine Corps League with this obviously forged DD214; Yeah, I don’t know what a “Major E-10″ is, but Scotty says that he tries to pass himself off as a “one star Major General”.
Report A Lie
Agreed Upon Benghazi
Excerpt: To say that Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three CIA contractors who on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, battled with terrorists from the roof of the CIA's Benghazi annex building, do not agree with conclusions of the House Intelligence Committee report released Friday is putting it mildly. In a tweet, Paronto called the report "a pile of crap." South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham was equally eloquent during an interview on CNN's "State of the
Union," agreeing the report was "full of
crap." (This report was issued by the chairman of the House committee, Mr.
Rogers, with total zero agreement by any GOP member, all of whom are strongly
in disagreement with almost all of what was said. What is agreed upon is that
there was totally insufficient security provided to that embassy by the State
Department, which again reflects on Hillary and her team. How many times does
it have to be said that this was clearly the most dangerous post in the
world and yet had a minimal security force? No remote excuse can apply.
Meanwhile, the Dems have tried to do a partial whitewash on this awful mess,
but hopefully by now very few people will give this any credence. -- Del)
White House quietly releases plans for 3,415 regulations ahead of Thanksgiving holiday
Excerpt: While Americans are focused on what delicious foods they’re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda– marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday. The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday– and right before a major holiday.
Tweet from Gun Shots @Gun_Shots
Since the outset of the
right-to-carry law, the Florida
murder rate has averaged 36% lower than before the law took effect.
Tweet from Politics and Humor @PoliticalLaughs
Gun Control is Like Trying to Reduce Drunk Driving by Making it Tougher for Sober People to Own Cars ⇒ http://www.political-humor.org/gun-control-is-like-trying-to-reduce-drunk-driving-by-making-it-tougher-for-sober-people-to-own-cars.shtml …
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert Heinlein
Excerpt: “A St. Louis area gun shop refused a sale to an African-American woman because, according to the clerk, St. Louis police informed gun stores that Darren Wilson will not be charged,” addictinginfo.com reports. And told them to remove their firearms from the premises in case “protestors” choose to do a little affirmative shopping. (When I grow up, I plan to have a career in the booming field of Protest Looting. Lots of things offend me, so I should do quite well. ~Bob)
State Senator And Protester Says She Was Robbed At
state senator who has been an advocate for gun control and an outspoken critic
of how police and state officials have handled protests in the police shooting
death of Michael Brown says a man pointed a gun at her during an attempted
robbery late Friday night. (Do as I say....Not as I do, not when it
comes to MY safety! Apparently that's how this fervent anti-gun politician
feels about it. Catch the last line of the article about her being
accosted by a gun-wielding thug. -- Del)
Bring Out Your Dead: Plague kills 40 people in
Excerpt: An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in
late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the
capital, the World Health Organisation has said. So far two cases and one death
have been recorded in the capital Antananarivo
but those figures could climb quickly due to “the city’s high population
density and the weakness of the healthcare system,” WHO warned.
Race Card News
I don't understand why Officer Darren Wilson is free. Didn't Judge Obama and the media already convict him of murder? The grand jury apparently looked at facts and evidence, for God's sake! How about if we just pull all white cops out of black neighborhoods, and give black cops the option of serving there or not? If there is a crime, only black officers who volunteered can respond. The last business will be gone in three months. ~Bob
Reading: Why Are They
Rioting Much Less Protesting in ?
By Andy Weddington Ferguson
Excerpt: Michael Brown's death was senseless. It was absolutely preventable. But facts reveal Michael Brown, essentially, committed suicide (by police officer). He may as well have shot himself.
Excerpt: It also set off a show of fury on streets near where Brown was shot, a reflection of emotions that register in this riven city as either out of control or justifiable. At least two police cars and a half-dozen buildings were set aflame. Not far from Christmas lights in downtown
Ferguson that read
“Seasons Greetings,” police fired tear-gas canisters to contain the crowds.
People looted liquor and convenience stores, a response that ran counter to the
peace that Missouri
authorities, President Obama and Brown’s family had requested.
Excerpt: A grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager whose death in the
St. Louis suburb of Ferguson became a national flash point on
race, justice and policing. The decision released on Monday night led to
renewed unrest after the region faced weeks of protest that turned violent at
times this summer. Police within hours of the decision were using smoke
canisters, tear gas and non-lethal shotgun rounds to disperse crowds in Ferguson as they reported
incidents of looting and buildings being set on fire.
"They will continue to loot and burn because they're angry"
That's the comment from one of the "activists" interviewed about the violent response to the verdict of the Grand Jury in
Ferguson. That the Jury
had three Black members on it, that they took way, way too long and too many
pains to go over every tiny bit of evidence and reports and testimonies about
it, to finally come up with a verdict, just as they were charged to do, does
not matter in today's racially charged USA. And why is it so racially charged? Ask
Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder, they have managed to exacerbate every racial incident
they possibly could for six years, and now we as a nation are worse off than we
were six years ago. And because the whole "victimology" game has been
triply reinforced and bitterness increased hugely in some parts of the Black
community, it's not going to improve anytime soon. In fact, I wonder how many
years it will take to just get us back to where we were in 2008, and how much
more destruction and dysfunctionality will be brought on in the meantime. We
have so many bad legacies from this Administration, but this is going to remain
as one of the saddest. -- Del
Racial Narrative Succeeds in Destroying
Excerpt: The grand jury reviewed three autopsies and heard more than 70 hours of testimony, and in the end they found insufficient evidence for any charge – that’s significant, as a grand jury needs only probable cause, not proof “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Yet “protesters” were prepared to immediately become rioters and loot everything from alcohol to TVs from local businesses and then set fire to those businesses. (As Martin Luther King Jr. would have told them, there is a huge difference between a protest and a riot. But he was a Republican. ~Bob)
What’s next? Justice continues its probe of Ferguson Police Department.
Excerpt: The Justice Department still has two opportunities to bring criminal charges and overhaul the Ferguson Police Department in the case that grew from the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. ... The Civil Rights Division is conducting a separate investigation of the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown, who was unarmed, to determine whether there is a civil rights case to be brought against Officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of Brown sparked months of protests. (The Civil Rights Division will, of course, do what Obama and Holder want, and pander to the race baiters, regardless of the evidence. There will be no Civil Rights case for Dillon Taylor, an unarmed white guy shot dead by a black cop. No grievance votes there. No looting either. ~Bob)
Of Course: Most Businesses Destroyed in
By Kerry Picket Ferguson
Excerpt: -KMOV-TV reports that the majority of stores that were damaged or completely destroyed during Monday night's violent riots in
Ferguson were minority
owned. Fire Departments around the St. Louis County Area put out 25 structural
fires caused by vandals and looters following the announcement from the grand
jury that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the
death of Mike Brown. (The race riots in Detroit
were the start of the collapse of the city. It's a dirty bird that craps in its
own nest. ~Bob)
Michael Brown shooter Darren Wilson MARRIED a fellow police officer in a discreet ceremony last month. Now they and
are 'on standby' for decision on his fate Ferguson
Excerpt: Officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown in
in August, has quietly
gotten married. The 28-year-old officer, who hasn't been seen in public since
the shooting, visited a Ferguson,
Missouri office last month
to apply for a marriage license. St Louis
then married Officer Barbara Spradling, 37, several days later on October 24 in
front of his lawyer, Greg Kloeppel, and Judge Christopher B Graville.
Tweet from JewishJihadi™ @blastedsilver
Brandon Muhammad, 1 of 2 Black Panthers arrested for illegal firearms purchase, plan to detonate pipe bombs #Ferguson
Harvard University and the University
of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill are facing lawsuits over their race-based admissions schemes,
which hold Asian and white students to higher standards because of their skin
color. The lawsuits were filed Monday by a group of interested parties,
including two unnamed college students who were rejected from Harvard and UNC.
According to Inside Higher Ed, the Harvard applicant is of Asian ethnicity:
He had a perfect ACT score, two 800s on SAT II subject exams, and was
valedictorian of his high school. He didn't get in. (There was a time when the
best universities discriminated against Jews, who, like Asians, come from a
pro-education culture and they didn't want too many of them. Meanwhile, the blacks
who are admitted despite lower scores, who could have done well at a state
school, flunk out or get a black-privilege pass. And then the state schools
also take lower qualified blacks in the name of diversity, who also flunk,
though a community college might have given them the chance to develop study
skills. This helps only administrators and academics who want to feel good
about diversity, regardless of the results for real people. ~Bob)
Obamacare/Government Healthcare News
Beware of Our Betters. By Thomas Sowell Reading
Excerpt: Jonathan Gruber’s several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media. Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does.
Obamacare's Approval Rating Drops as Premiums Climb. By Sally Pipes
Excerpt: In early October, President Obama said that the midterm elections would be a referendum on his policies. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went so far as to predict that Obamacare would be a “winner” at the polls. The voters had other ideas. They sent Democrats packing in eight Senate races. Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu may be the ninth casualty after a run-off later this year. In the House, the president’s party lost 12 seats. Voter displeasure with Obamacare is a big reason why.
Bad News Continues to Roll In for Obamacare Nightmare. By David Limbaugh
Excerpt: Last week, a report was released showing the administration, in the words of CNBC, "pulled a fast-one with enrollment numbers for Obamacare, boosting a tally by including up to 400,000 dental plans — without publicly disclosing that fact at the time." In September, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said there were 7.3 million "Americans enrolled in health insurance marketplace coverage," not disclosing that hundreds of thousands of dental plan numbers were included in that figure and that without them, the total would have been less than 7 million. But how did the administration react? As it always does, pretending to be surprised and outraged — as if it were not the primary player in this bad act.
Obamacare Twice as Likely to Hurt Americans than Help. By Sarah Jean Seman
Excerpt: A rising number of Americans are claiming that Obamacare has negatively impacted their health insurance policies. Only 14 percent claim they have been helped by Obamacare, while more than twice as many (35 percent) say they have been hurt by it, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll release Monday.
Undocumented Democrat News
Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope. By Glenn Kessler,
Reading Washington Post Fact Checker
Excerpt: To recap, the White House seized on a single news report, which cited an estimate much higher than any other news organization. Meanwhile, officials ignored other contemporaneous reporting using much lower figures — as well as the actual outcome of the policy. That’s worthy of Four Pinocchios.
Media, Democrats Called Out Bush, Reagan on Abuse of Executive Power. Where Are Their Voices Now? By Stephen Moore
Excerpt: Republicans are rightly and predictably infuriated by Barack Obama’s immigration executive action power play. What has been remarkable has been the silence from the left to President Obama granting legal status to some 5 million illegal immigrants. Such Nixonian abuses of White House power once elicited howls of protest from Democrats and their lap dogs in the media. But in this case of Obama defying voters, Congress and the Constitution in one fell swoop, the left has drifted between quiet unease and full-throttled support.
Surprise: Border Crossings Surge with Obama's Legalization Announcement. By Katie Pavlich
Excerpt: Last week President Obama announced his plan to legalize at least five million people living illegally in the
during a primetime address to the nation from the White House. He detailed the
plan again last Friday at a Las Vegas
high school. Just before his announcement, law enforcement officers working in
and people living along the Texas border with Mexico were
already seeing a surge in illegal immigration as a result. From Local
ABC 5 news in the Rio Grande Valley:
Dems warn backers: Obama could go to prison!
Excerpt: A mass email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Sunday tried to drum up support by warning President Obama is in danger of impeachment, or even worse, jail time. (Impeachment isn't going to happen unless 13 democrat senators--at least--are committed to it. But talking about it sure helps the Democrats raise money. ~Bob)
Alinsky Does Amnesty
Excerpt: President Obama is an Alinskyite. That assertion is not an epithet - well, not primarily. True, I would not describe someone I admired as an "Alinskyite." Saul Alinsky was a loathsome figure - a radical statist who whose toxic brew of thoroughgoing deceit and brass-knuckles extortion ("direct action") has become a part of mainstream politics.
Obama Also Issues “Ebola Amnesty”
Excerpt: Lost in the hoopla of President Obama's enormous administrative amnesty affecting mostly Mexican and Central American illegal immigrants is that he also implemented a special protective order allowing people from Ebola nations to stay in the United States.
"Cue The Laugh Track"
Excerpt: Que the laugh track, folks. Remember when those Guatemalans came flooding across the border last summer? Remember how Obama threw out the welcome mat, fed em, medicated em, sent em off to various resorts and told them to report first thing Monday morning to an
Immigration Court? 95%
of em couldn't be found on Monday afternoon. So, last Thursday night
Obama announced blanket amnesty to a minimum of 5 million illegal Mexicans,
told them they had to register, pay fines, apply for a green card and fess up
to where they are making their money and paying taxes on the dough. Yeah, you
got it; que the laugh track...he's telling two generations of Mexican
lawbreakers to get right with all of our various laws. Now, let's see...what's
the chance of that happening...oh, I don't know...how about NONE!
"You're Greener than Gore" News
Obama says Keystone XL is for exporting oil outside the U.S., experts disagree. By Lauren Carroll
Excerpt: We found that Obama’s off the mark. ...
America gets more crude oil from Canada than any
other country. Nearly all of Canada’s
exports go to the United States,
and this accounts for about a third of America’s total
crude oil imports. Much of its oil already makes it to the United States
by rail and existing pipelines. We asked several energy economics experts, and
they believe that quite a bit -- if not most -- of the Keystone XL crude oil
will be bought and used by American refineries.
Religion of Peace News
White House, Congress Raided Hundreds of Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund. By Melissa Quinn
Excerpt: Congress and the Obama White House looked for billions of dollars a few years ago to offset the costs of a legal settlement with black farmers and American Indians, to increase education aid to the states and to develop a vaccine for swine flu.
To get those billions, they looked to the same coffer: Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion fund created specifically to prepare
for a bioterrorist attack and develop treatments for deadly viruses such as
Sunni Political Islam: Engine of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. By Jonathan Spyer
Excerpt: An oft-repeated sentiment currently doing the rounds in discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian issue is that it is imperative that the conflict not become a "religious" one. This sentiment, guaranteed to set heads nodding in polite, liberal company, stands out even within the very crowded and competitive field of ridiculous expressions of historical ignorance found in discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. ... In objective reality, the conflict between Jews and Arab Muslims over the land area between the Jordan River and the
Sea has been, from its very outset, inseparable from its very
outset, inseparable from "religion."
The Muslim Brotherhood in
Excerpt: "I am waging a Bloodless Revolution in
Public Schools..." - Shabbir Mansuri (Founder and Director of the
Council on Islamic Education)
Excerpt: The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus,
president says. William Ruto said the armed forces had carried out two operations
destroying equipment and a camp from which the bus attack was planned.
Excerpt: In 2008, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's official news agency, Wafa, reported that
had released poison-resistant rats to drive Arab residents of Jerusalem out of their homes. Scientists are
still trying to understand how rats are trained to distinguish between Muslim,
Christian and Jewish residents of a city. In 2011, Saudi Arabia announced that it had
"detained" a vulture carrying an Israeli leg band. The griffon
vulture was carrying a GPS transmitter bearing the name of , and was condemned for being
a part of a "Zionist espionage plot." We are still waiting to hear if
the bird was beheaded or sentenced to life in prison. Tel Aviv University
Is Beheading Un-Islamic? The
of Hattin: How The Christians Lost The
Holy Lands Battle
Excerpt: The Templars and Hospitallers who were captured were offered the choice of death or conversion to Islam. Every last one of them chose death over betraying their faith and Saladin ordered them beheaded. (Saladin is a revered Islamic leader, even among Christians. He wouldn't do anything "Un-Islamic! ~Bob)
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://tiny.cc/g02s4 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s eleven books are listed here: http://tinyurl.com/o4nu65u. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com.