Thursday, August 8, 2013

Today's Political Incoming

A Soldier May Not Criticize Our Commandant. By Andy Weddington
Excerpt: Sorry, General Pershing, they were not the same kind of men. As good as soldiers were, men who wanted to be Marines were different. They have been since. And they still are, at least for a while longer, despite today's inane social experiments.

The American pill bug. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Yet if we shut down our entireMiddle East public profile on the threat of terrorism, what will we do when more anti-American violence arises? Should we close more embassies for more days, or return home altogether? Apparently al-Qaeda did not get the message that the administration's euphemisms of "workplace violence," "overseas contingency operations," "man-caused disasters" and jihad as "a holy struggle" were intended as outreach to the global Muslim community.

Still not fonda Hanoi Jane. By Phillip Jennings and James S. Robbins
Excerpt: At the time she said, ““If you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would someday become communist.” The idea of praying to an atheistic creed called into question whether Fonda herself understood the first thing about communism. But Fonda was an outspoken critic of the war effort at home and abroad, and her celebrity gave her access to the media and a fa├žade of credibility.

Breaking the Law of Demand: Krueger and Card’s New Minimum Wage Theory After 20 Years. By D.W. Mackenzie
Excerpt: Over the past decade, the teen unemployment rate has ranged from a low of 12.7 percent (April 2006) to a high of 27.6 percent (October 2009), and it has been over 20 percent since March 2009. The unemployment rate among black teens has ranged from 23.5 percent (December 2005) to 48.6 percent (September 2010). The latest figures for July 2013 show a black teen unemployment rate of 41.6 percent. These figures do not count teens who gave up and dropped out of the labor force entirely. Since unemployment rates among teens are always in the double digits, it would seem clear that minimum wages went beyond a tipping point long ago. There is similar evidence regarding high-school dropouts.

Excerpt: Members of Congress and Hill staffers will not lose their health-care subsidies from the government when Obamacare is implemented because of an exception proposed Wednesday by the Office of Personnel Management.

Tweet from Seth ‏@dcseth
Let me get this straight. Obama PERSONALLY intervened to exempt Congress/staff from Obamacare, his law that they passed.
The News in Zingers. By Argus Hamilton
Excerpt: The CIA launched a drone strike that killed four al-Qaeda militants Tuesday as they were riding in a jeep on the main highway in Yemen. The attacks are becoming common there. There are signs all along the highway that read Caution: Seventy-Two Virgins Ahead. - The NFL is training the first female NFL referee in history, Sarah Thomas, in practices this month. She's a finalist along with five men. She's refereed six years in college but the five male candidates are prison guards and have the edge in NFL experience.

Old but current: Black Flight Hits Detroit
Excerpt: Ms. Barham's journey from diehard to defector illustrates the precarious state of Detroit today. The city—which has shed roughly 1 million residents since the 1950s—is now losing the African-American professionals who had stayed steadfastly, almost defiantly, loyal.
Through decades of white flight and economic distress, these diehards have sustained the city's cultural institutions and allowed prime neighborhoods such as Indian Village and Palmer Woods to stave off the blight that infects large swaths of Detroit.

Raped and Murdered for Being White. By Jack Kerwick 
Excerpt: Dunn admitted that before he knew for certain the racial identity of the driver of the Toyota MR2 on which he set his sights, he told her that if the driver was black, he would only “tie” him up. But if the driver was white, then he would kill him (or her).

Guillory: "Liberalism Has Nearly Destoyed Black America." By Daniel Doherty
Excerpt: You remember Elbert Guillory. Now, however, he will be serving as the honorary chairman of the Free At Last Political Action Committee, which will work to help black conservatives win high national office, among other things:

Navy drops plans to repair USS Miami sub
By the time Obama leaves office (if he actually does), and Hillary is sworn in, the military will be about as effective as Great Britain's or France's. – LLW. Easy fix—rename it the USS Detroit. ~Bob.

Three Forgotten Facts About The Fort Hood Massacre. By Michell Malkin
Excerpt: Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, was pregnant when Hasan shot her during the first round of gunfire. At a military Article 32 hearing in 2010 (analogous to a civilian grand jury hearing), a survivor of the Fort Hood shootings testified that Velez cried out, "My baby! My baby!" In his opening statement on Tuesday, Hasan (acting as his own lawyer) apologized to his fellow jihadists for not destroying more innocent life.

Heroin Makes a Comeback: This time, small towns are increasingly beset by addiction. By Zusha Elinson and Arian Campo-Flores
Excerpt: This small city east of the Cascade Mountains is known for its hay farms, rodeos and, increasingly, something more sinister: a growing heroin problem. The drug surfaced in the past two years and is spawning a new generation of addicts. The fatal overdose of a state trooper's son in May convulsed the town—especially when the two men arrested and charged with selling him heroin turned out to be a county official's sons.

Priorities: Shipwrecked man saves dog before wife.
Excerpt: "He first swam Rosie ashore safely before returning for his wife, whose safety line had snagged on the steering gear," said Mr McGregor.

Tower Hamlets, London--Why the English Defence League Must Return.
Excerpt: Recently, Tower Hamlets reached boiling point. ‘Sharia Zone’ stickers began to appear. ‘Muslim Patrols’ roamed the streets at night, looking for haram behaviour to stamp out. No beer allowed, this is a Muslim area. No women without burkhas, this is a Muslim area. No homosexuals, this is a Muslim area. Get out or be brutally assaulted. This was their message to the people of London.

Are Police in America Now A Military, Occupying Force? By John W. Whitehead
Excerpt: Indeed, violent crime in America has been on a steady decline, and if current trends continue, Americans will finish the year 2013 experiencing the lowest murder rate in over a century. Despite this clear referendum on the fact that communities would be better served by smaller, demilitarized police forces, police agencies throughout the country are dramatically increasing in size and scope. Some of the nation’s larger cities boast police forces the size of small armies.

A Republic, If You Can Keep It. By Kelleigh Nelson
Excerpt: Ben Franklin was right when he stated, "We've given you a Republic, if you can keep it." We haven't kept it, and the total destruction is almost complete. Every day our state and federal governments pass more egregious and abusive laws negating our God given freedoms and the Bill of Rights.

School Defends Textbook Calling Muhammad “God’s Messenger”
Excerpt: The Prentice World History textbook being used in Brevard Public Schools includes a 36-page chapter on Islam but no chapters on Christianity or Judaism. (You have to read this article to get a full picture of how slanted this textbook is. It's just flat out ridiculous, and defending this is stupid and malfeasance in office for the bureaucrats. They're saying that since the kids heard about Christianity and Judaism in the sixth grade, laying this long and somewhat sanitized description of Islam on them in the ninth grade is perfectly OK. Anyone who thinks that the carryover from a lower grade treatment three years earlier will keep the kids in perfect balance about religions when they get this treatment as older subjects does not understand much about the educational process. The only reasonable way to give kids an education in comparative religions is to teach a course precisely in that vein, with the several religions all described with the same objective tone and roughly equal level of coverage. --Del)

Drone strike kills six militants in Yemen's Maareb
Excerpt: A U.S. drone killed at least six suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen's southeastern province of Maareb on Thursday, officials said, the sixth such strike in less than two weeks.

Suicide bomber kills 29 at policeman's funeral in Pakistan

Allen West accuses Obama of ignoring Benghazi and IRS scandals. By Kevin Derby
Excerpt: “As former military commander, I knew I had to have my priorities straight or the people it was my job to protect were going to die,” West wrote. “If our president doesn't believe what happened in Benghazi or the gross violation of our Constitution by IRS are not priorities of the American people ... he shouldn't be our president!”

VIDEO: Jon Stewart, War Criminals & The True Story of the Atomic Bomb. By Bill Whittle
Excerpt: Jon Stewart gets his facts wrong about America's use of the Atomic bomb in World War 2. Should Harry Truman have been prosecuted as a war criminal? Whittle takes you back to those fateful days and tells you the facts about the history altering decisions to drop two Atomic bombs on Japanese cities.

A 13-year-old sexual predator? No. I encountered the real deal last night. By Mic Wright
Excerpt: I've since discovered that OSC stands for "Online Sex-Offender Community". I’m flagging up this particular example not because it is rare or unusual but because there is a whole network of these sites and accounts across the web. Those who identify themselves as part of the Online Sex-Offender Community are brazen.

Just when you thought Stephen Fry couldn't get any more pompous, he declares war on Russian on behalf of 'the civilized world'. By Brendon O'Neill
Excerpt: Just when you thought Stephen Fry couldn't get any more pompous and self-important, he goes and writes a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on behalf of the entire "civilised world" demanding that it forbid Russia from hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014. Not content with being King of the Luvvies and High Priest of Hampstead, Mr Fry now seems to have his eye on the title of Arbiter Of All That Is Right In Global Affairs.

Downing Street claims Spain gives in over Gibraltar after 15-min phone call from PM David Cameron. Alex Spillius and Peter Dominiczak 
Excerpt: However, the Spanish government insisted that it had stood its ground and called the British territory’s conduct “unacceptable”. The standoff followed the decision by Spanish border guards to check every vehicle crossing into the British territory, causing waiting times of up to six hours, when half an hour or less is the norm. The Spaniards appeared to be retaliating for the construction of an artificial reef by Gibraltar late last month that was intended to drive away Spanish fishermen from the territory’s waters and resurrect marine life. (Ah, in the old days, the Brits would have given them a whiff of grape. ~Bob.)

Obamacare Unlikely To Secure Americans’ Private Information
Excerpt: ObamaCare requires that the government know Americans’ financial, medical, and employment information. This data should be private, yet the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that the Obama administration has not set up adequate safeguards to protect Americans’ private information under the new healthcare system. Reuters indicates that the OIG’s study, released on Friday, discovered that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)--the HHS agency that is running ObamaCare--“had set a May 13 deadline for its contractor to deliver a plan to test the security of the crucial information technology component.” (Set a deadline but not met yet. Buy LifeLock stock, although their ads have more fine print saying things they no longer guarantee. But, hey, your local medical practices and hospitals have to have all this secure by various federal laws; while the federal gov is on the brink (10/01/13) of violating its own laws…..Barb)

Obama lied on Leno, where’s the outrage?
Excerpt: Obama’s Orwellian police state has been fully unfurled, and the public’s collective response has been “Meh,” along with some cheering on “The Tonight Show.” Shame on those who are letting everything this country stands for be destroyed. It is pathetic.

Excerpt: Erdogan is an Islamist who has worked for the last several years to reverse Turkey’s long-standing secular laws...The two groups share the same ultimate goal — the establishment of a regional Islamic dictatorship, or Caliphate — but favor different strategies. Al-Qaida says the goal can’t be achieve without attacks on the United States, such as the 9/11 atrocity in 2001, while the Brotherhood is trying to win power in Arab countries through elections or force. (NOTE that article states Saudi Arabia backing rival Syrian group with strong ties to AQ. But SAs are to have carte blanche free express entry to the US while supporting AQ that wants to attack US? And states POTUS wants the Caliphate, ergo, dreams of global conquest and suppression of those gun-totin’ Bible-thumping idiots that are so meddlesome to his will? What happened oath to protect US citizens US security and violating such? What’s it matter? An oath is something to laugh at, to be taken and violated, with no consequences from Congress. –Barb)

Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels In U.S.
Excerpt: In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. (Well, they have bought 98% of the politicians and cops in Mexico, so have to do something with the billions the druggies provide them. ~Bob)

Ramadan Bombathon: Muslims Bomb Buddhist Temple In Indonesia While About 300 Devotees Were Inside Praying

Excerpt: "If it wasn't for [the] 'stand your ground' law, right now I would be in jail, and my life could've been taken at that point," said Darrell Standberry. (Black guy, but I’m guessing Obama won’t say, “Could have been me.” ~Bob)

On Abortion, Wendy (Abortion Barbie) Davis Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About. By Kirsten Powers 
Excerpt: The Texas crusader let it slip this week that she is badly misinformed on the late-term abortion ban she crusaded against. And she’s not the only misinformed Democratic woman, writes Kirsten Powers.

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