Happy Earth Day: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed and Composted His Girlfriend. By Katie Pavlich
Excerpt: Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the
Fairmount Park in Philadelphia
on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the
"composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
Comment on last post
Government logic: A military compensation commission is making recommendations to change the retirement system e.g., do away with 20 years retirement in the name of strengthening the force. At the same time women are being pushed for assignment to ground combat units. Yea, that makes perfect sense. --AW
Another Comment on
Ethics Complaint Dane County
Being familiar with Sheriff's dept vehicles. That is in fact in the back lot of the PSB and its vehicle 56---and recreation truck that usually sits in the PSB basement. Mahoney probably moved it out there himself. --Anon.
Having Internet issues--hope I can post this. ~Bob
General News and Comment
GOP Pollster: Scott Walker’s Bold New Pro-American Immigration Position ‘Winning Hand’ Against Hillary Clinton
Excerpt: The left will try to caricature him as union-busting, as anti-worker. This gives him the opportunity to say ‘if you’re for amnesty, you’re anti-worker. What I am is pro-worker. It is anti government corruption. Having public sector union members expect
Wisconsin taxpayers pay 100 percent of their benefits,
that wasn’t fair.’ It’s a matter of fairness. Allow him to explain all of that
as pro-worker not anti-worker and if he can do that he’ll be fine. Also, this
gives him a distinction among a Republican field that’s getting increasingly
crowded. This allows him to be seen as a working-class, populist hero—a working
class governor who’s a natural populist, it’s just a natural fit.
Senator Obama’s Letter To Condi Rice On The ‘Fact’ Of The Armenian Christian Genocide
Excerpt: In 2006, then-Senator Barack Obama wrote a letter to Secretary of State Condi Rice urging her to acknowledge historical facts and use the word “genocide” to describe the massacre of 1.5 million Armenian Christians. As President, Obama has never used the word, despite a to do so.
Yo, Media: Cash for Influence Is a Pattern With the
By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt Clintons
Bill and Hillary Clinton sold out the Lincoln Bedroom for political donations; they sold. Now we’re supposed to believe that reports of trading influence and State Department policy changes for donations are laughable and far-fetched.
Campaign Finance Reform, An Enduring Election Promise
Excerpt: Vowing to fix the country’s campaign finance system is a perennial campaign trail promise, especially for Democrats. But finding ways to reduce the amount of money in politics has bedeviled every presidential administration since Bill Clinton’s. Mr. Clinton promised campaign finance changes early in his first term. Barack Obama ran against big money in politics in 2008, even though he became the first candidate to refuse public financing in the general election since the system was introduced in the 1970s. Mrs. Clinton advocated expanding publicly-financed campaigns during her first run for office.
This election cycle, it’s no different.
Important: State Dept. contractor allegedly paid by Chinese agent to spy on Americans – yet no charges filed. By Catherine Herridge
Excerpt: Newly unsealed court documents obtained by Fox News show a State Department contractor allegedly was paid thousands by an individual thought to be a Chinese agent in exchange for information on Americans -- but despite an FBI probe, the Justice Department declined to prosecute. A November 2014 FBI affidavit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, shows the bureau investigated the contractor for her admitted contact with individuals she believed to be Chinese intelligence officers. The affidavit from agent Timothy S. Pappa states the translator, Xiaoming Gao, was paid "thousands of dollars to provide information on
and a U.S.
Video on why we can't cut government
"Resource Lacking" IRS Deliberately Ignored Your Phone Calls to Pay For Union Time And Bonuses. By Katie Pavlich
Excerpt: But according to a new report from the
Ways and Means Committee, the IRS isn't lacking
the resources to answer taxpayer phone
calls, but instead prioritized resources to pay out big bonuses to
employees and to fund union events instead. "During the 2015 tax-filing
season, the IRS provided what its own Commissioner described as 'abysmal'
customer service, blaming skyrocketing wait times for telephone and in-person
assistance on agency budget cuts. The IRS even called budget cuts 'a tax cut
for tax cheats,'" the report states (bolding is mine). "But a close
review of the agency’s spending shows the IRS deliberately cut $134
million in funding for customer service to pay for other activities.
Free Speech: Some Thoughts and Questions. By Walter E. Williams
Excerpt: What's the difference between the actions of the
University of Oklahoma
administrators and the actions of the Islamist murderers in Paris? Both found the speech in question
offensive. Both took actions against the people involved in that speech. So
what's the difference? It's a matter of degree, but not kind. Both were
unwilling to tolerate speech they didn't like. Of course, the difference in
responses is by no means trivial -- one being expulsion and the other murder.
Excerpt: Union bosses known for bashing the rich are often millionaires themselves, paid with dues taken from workers’ paychecks. Laborers’ International Union of North America president Terry O’Sullivan, who was paid $670,403 in 2014, slammed Charles and David Koch and other critics of big government in a speech last July. ... When it comes to taking a huge paycheck from workers he claims to protect, O’Sullivan is in good company. Leaders of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the International Association of Machinists and other powerful unions have done the same for years.
Excerpt: Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top Democrats began feuding over President Obama’s trade initiative Tuesday as his bid for a major late-term win began tearing at the party’s unity and threatened to expose old divisions ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
The tensions broke into public view after
Clinton hedged during her first remarks on
whether she would support an Obama-backed trade package that is gaining
traction in Congress but is opposed by some on the party’s politically potent
Really Fear 's
Military? By Harry J. Kazianis China
military is growing in terms of raw power and basic power projection. Many of Beijing’s defense investments over the last two decades
are aimed at limiting Washington’s ability to
intervene in areas that China
describes as being of “core interest.” But just how much should Washington worry about
it? A good question, for sure. The answer, however, is as not as black and
white as many might want it to be. And just how much should America prepare
to duel with such anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) forces in the future?
(Focusing just on China's
military misses the big picture. I have about 30 pages to go in The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret
Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower by Michael Pillsbury,
a leading US Government China Expert. He cites a Chinese proverb from the
Warring States period that China's
military and civilian leaders use: Wai
ru, nei fa--"On the outside, be benevolent. On the inside, be ruthless"
It details how China has stolen technology and IP, built up it's cyber-attack
forces, developed "Assassin's Mace" asymmetric weapons to counter our
much more expensive weapons, and is working on all fronts to replace us. The
military buildup in their strategic thinking comes last, so as not to alert the
"old Hegemon" to their intentions. Very frightening read by one of
government's leading China Experts. ~Bob)
Great Video Interview: Gun-Toting Grandma Stops Would-Be Assailant. By Ben Russell
Worth grandmother thwarted her would-be robber Monday
when she pulled a pistol from her purse and scared her assailant away.
Race Card News
Excerpt: Attention Liberal Americans! Over the last several years we have seen an increase in Blacks who have escaped from the liberal plantation. This is unacceptable. As you move through your ghetto, dodging bullets and avoiding stepping on drug needles, be on the lookout for any Black who appears to be walking on their own hind legs. Be especially wary of Blacks who appear to be wearing any type of work gear. Listen to your neighbors; if they are preaching sedition from the Democratic party please call your nearest community organizer and report them! These uppity conservative Blacks are daring to elevate themselves up the economic ladder and throw off the chains of their plantation masters! Report them! We'll come around to their house and offer them a block grant, or a boost in their welfare check....anything to bring them back into the fold!
Toni Morrison ‘wants to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teen’? She can start here
Excerpt: So Toni, meet Dillon Taylor. Described as “white and Hispanic” (shades of George Zimmerman), he was shot to death by a cop in South Salt Lake, Utah, on Aug. 11, 2014, exactly two days after the bullet that felled Michael Brown became the shot heard round the world. The officer who killed Taylor, Sgt. Darin Sweeten, is moreover black, which should be good for bonus points in your eye-for-an-eye brand of score-settling. As we noted here,
wasn’t shot in the back, but neither was Brown. Or take the case of Gilbert
Collar, a white 18-year-old also shot and killed by a black police officer.
Like Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Brown, Trevis Austin,
Collar’s shooter, was not indicted by a grand jury.
Obamacare/Government Healthcare News
Excerpt: According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest tracking poll, 43 percent have a generally favorable opinion of Obamacare, while 42 percent have a generally unfavorable opinion. Further, 22 percent claim Obamacare has hurt them or their family directly, while only 19 percent claim it has helped. That leaves more than half who do not think Obamacare has directly affected them. Perhaps the 25 million who have become insured or dependent on Medicaid after Obamacare rolled out will confirm its success. Actually, there has been no improvement in access to care due to Obamacare. The Commonwealth Fund reports that 35 percent of adults delayed medical care because of cost last year – versus 37 percent in 2005. (A strong majority of Americans were opposed to Obamacare in 2010 and until recently. But like most entitlement programs, they buy voters' support. It is likely here until the fiscal collapse, followed by political and social collapse. $17T in debt and up to $240T in unfunded liabilities [including Obamacare] is not sustainable very long. See 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 ~Bob)
Insiders Detail Culture of Secrecy at
’s Obamacare Exchange. By Sharyl Attkisson California
Excerpt: Aiden Hill’s introduction to the secretive culture at Covered California came in his first days on the job. He had just been hired to head up the agency’s $120 million call center effort when he emailed a superior April 18, 2013, and got a text message in reply: Please refrain from writing a lot of draft contract language in government email … And don’t clarify via email … No email. ... Hill saw the text messages as a deliberate effort to avoid a paper trail subject to public disclosure. And he says some higher-ups grew increasingly upset by his efforts to flag alleged incompetence and waste.
Undocumented Democrat News
Polls: Americans’ Opposition To Mass Immigration, Guilt Trips At All Time High
Excerpt: are displeased with the current levels of immigration, according to
a decline from 72 percent in 2008, when the country
plunged into a recession, but an increase of six percent from 2014. Gallup
Jobs Americans Won't Do: Obama Administration Admits It Granted Amnesty To Gang Member Accused Of Murdering Four
Excerpt: In a shocking admission, the Obama administration says that it should not have awarded deferred deportation status to Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, an illegal immigrant with known gang ties who stands accused of murdering four people in North Carolina, including former “America’s Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar. Rangel-Hernandez, 19, was granted amnesty under President Obama’s unilateral amnesty program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Leon Rodriguez admitted in a letter sent Friday to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee.
"You're Greener than Gore" News
Should states keep their renewable energy standards? By Rob Nikolewski
Excerpt: Some 30 states have instituted renewable portfolio standards that require them to make sure a minimum percentage of their electricity comes from clean energy sources. But James M. Taylor believes states should ditch them, contending that consumers end up paying higher utility bills while receiving no net environmental benefits at the end of the day. (We heard
speak in Madison
on Global Warming. Excellent fact-based speaker. ~Bob)
Earth Day Eco-Hypocrites Should Celebrate Fossil Fuels. By David Spady
Excerpt: Environmentalists use Earth Day as another opportunity to disparage the most important source of human prosperity and enriched quality of life – fossil fuels. Ironically, President Obama, whose method of travel makes him one of the single largest individual contributors of CO2 emissions, is once again firing up the engines of Air Force One on Earth Day. This time it's a flight to the Florida Everglades for a photo op highlighting global warming’s impact on the planet. Air Force One burns five gallons of fuel per minute. The flight to
will be around 150 minutes and use 750 gallons of fuel. Air Force One will be
just a portion of the President's Earth Day carbon footprint after adding in
military support aircraft, C-17 transport planes for his fleet of limos and
security vehicles, and the dozens of police escort vehicles used to move him
Green Times for Energy Efficiency, No Thanks to Government. By Jordan Candler
Excerpt: Are you feeling green this Earth Day? You should. The White House would have you believe our days are numbered because we’ve failed to enter another ice age (take a moment to shiver in the irony), but statistics suggest we’re in unprecedented times — in terms of energy efficiency. But here’s the kicker: Neither Earth Day nor government intervention have anything to do with our greener ways. Based on data from the Energy Information Administration, American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry writes, “In 2014, it required only 6,110 BTUs of energy (petroleum, natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewables) to produce each real dollar of GDP, which was the least amount of energy required to produce a dollar of real GDP in
Some Inconvenient Man-Made Global Warming Truths. By Joe Bastardi
Excerpt: Much of that peak was courtesy of the major uptick in tropical Pacific activity due to the cyclical warming of the Pacific Decadol Oscillation, meaning more frequent El Niños and higher activity in an ocean where two-thirds of global tropical activity typically occurs. The
Atlantic warmed in the ‘90s (and is in the waning stages
of that warm cycle now), but the Pacific cooling started in 2007. There will
still be El Niño spikes, such as the upcoming hurricane season that’s off to a
fast start in the Pacific. Globally, however, you can see there is nothing to
support the hysteria “An Inconvenient Truth” was trying to push. The fact is,
it’s been amazingly quiet relative to what it could be. In a way, the
inconvenient truth is that a return to the '30s, '40s and '50s, with major
hurricane hits on the U.S. coast, would create a big problem — because of the
major build up of population, not CO2.
Why Republicans don't believe in global warming. By Robert Maranto
Excerpt: No, not Easter, when Christians celebrate Christ's resurrection. Not Passover, when Jews exult in liberation from bondage. Those are already behind us on the calendar. And I'm not talking about Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and devotion. No, I am referring to Earth Day, when Earth-firsters mourn the loss of the planet. Environmentalism is a faith without joy, a religion lacking hope of redemption. Every April 22, the group of Americans most determined to show their superiority can be found worshipping dirt. Environmentalists have replaced joy with scorn — scorn for followers of other faiths, and most of all scorn for the heathen who dare question the holy trinity of global warming, overpopulation, and eventual starvation.
Religion of Peace News
Interview with Raymond Ibrahim:
Mideast a Preview for Western
Christians. By Kathryn Jean Lopez
Excerpt: Christians and other religious minorities are being targeted, and their future in the
is in peril. Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians(2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007), and Shillman Fellow at the
David Horowitz Freedom Center and a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the
Middle East Forum, talks about what we know.
Facing threat in Congress, Pentagon races to resettle
By Missy Ryan and Adam Goldman Guantanamo
Excerpt: Facing a potential showdown with Congress, the Pentagon is racing to move dozens of detainees out of
Bay, Cuba, in
coming months before lawmakers can block future transfers and derail President
Obama’s plan to shutter the U.S.
Thanks, Obama: Facing questions on migrants,
Renzi points to Libyan turmoil. By Steven Mufson Italy
Excerpt: If there was one sour note to the White House visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, it was on the subject of
Libya and the boatloads of migrants fleeing to Italy’s shores.
... But Renzi also said that the fault lies with the foreign powers that had
helped overthrow Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi. “If you decide to move to
remove a dictator — and he was a terrible dictator — you must think about, step
by step, what institutional structures will remain,” he said in an interview at
The Washington Post on Friday.
‘Killing Jews is Worship’ posters will soon appear on NYC subways and buses. By Michael E. Miller
Excerpt: “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah,” reads one such ad next to the image of a young man in a checkered headscarf. “That’s His Jihad. What’s yours? ... “Our objective is to go on the offensive when legal, academic, legislative, cultural, sociological, and political actions are taken to dismantle our basic freedoms and values,” it says. “AFDI acts against the treason being committed by national, state, and local government officials, the mainstream media, and others in their capitulation to the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, the ever-encroaching and unconstitutional power of the federal government, and the rapidly moving attempts to impose socialism and Marxism upon the American people.”
Boehner: Administration Blocking Facts on
Excerpt: A Republican-led committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in
former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role, is signaling that its final
report could slip to just months before the presidential election if the Obama
administration delays producing documents and witnesses. (Who could possibly
have predicted this? -- Benghazi,
Taking Jihad to School – French Programs Emphasize Secularism. By Abigail R. Esman
Excerpt: On a street in
Paris's popular 6th Arrondissement, men
in camouflage wielding Famas assault rifles patiently stand guard throughout
the day. It is an unexpected sight amidst the chic designer boutiques and
crowded restaurants, but one a hotel attendant nearby explains with a knowing
glance: the building they guard houses an organization for Jews.
This is life now in
after the terrorist attacks that took 17 lives in January – including four
Jews, massacred at the kosher Hyper Cacher market in the hours before the
A global surge in refugees leaves
struggling to cope. By Anthony Faiola
Excerpt: As Europe confronts a rapidly escalating migration crisis driven by war, persecution and poverty in an arc of strife from West Africa to
even high-level European officials are beginning to admit the obvious. The
region’s refugee management system is broken. Globally, the world is witnessing
a momentous period of instability and conflict that has produced what the
United Nations now describes as the largest pool of refugees, asylum-seekers
and internally displaced persons since the ravages of World War II. (and who is
producing war and instability? ~Bob)
Interesting: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State. By Christoph Reuter
Excerpt: In fact, not even those who shot and killed him after a brief firefight in the town of
Rifaat on a January morning in 2014 knew the true
identity of the tall man in his late fifties. They were unaware that they had
killed the strategic head of the group calling itself "Islamic State"
(IS). The fact that this could have happened at all was the result of a rare but
fatal miscalculation by the brilliant planner. The local rebels placed the body
into a refrigerator, in which they intended to bury him. Only later, when they
realized how important the man was, did they lift his body out again.
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: