Saturday, December 5, 2015

Jihad, Guns and other Political News

I had four engagements this week besides my physical therapy and Bonnie had five. With Christmas presents, decorating, shopping and newsletters, something has to give. Has to be email. Sorry.  ~Bob

Justice Rebecca Bradley:
We met Justice Bradley at the Dane County Republican Party Christmas Party Wednesday night, and were so impressed we felt compelled to attend a reception for her on Thursday. She looks 25 and should be running for college homecoming queen. She's actually 44, has an excellent balance of judicial experience, and solid private sector legal experience. Her judicial philosophy: "The role of a justice is to interpret the law, not invent it. The people of Wisconsin are best served by justices who understand and embrace their duty to state what the law is, not what they prefer it to be. Justices should defer to democratic processes that result in the creation of laws by legislatures and not attempt to impose their policy preferences in their decisions. It is essential to our system of justice to have independent justices who will apply the law impartially, free of political agendas. America was founded on the principle that Constitutional laws enacted by the people’s representatives in the legislative branch of government are to be upheld by the judicial branch, not second-guessed. Laws are appropriately subject to judicial review, not a judicial veto. The judiciary should defer to legislative policy choices, not impose their own. Justices must apply the law as it is written, and should be guided by principles such as judicial restraint and respect for the separation of powers among the three branches of government." Works for me. She is also extremely bright and an excellent speaker and thinker. I spoke with the Chief Justice at the reception, and she praised how quickly Bradley has come up to speed and taken on a full workload since she was appointed this fall to fill a seat of Justice Patrick Crook, who died in office. She is running for a full term on the court in the primary on February 16 against three opponents, and if she comes in the top two, in the general election on April 5, 2016. Mark your calendars now to be sure to vote. Justice Bradley has garnered an impressive list of endorsements:

Worth Supporting: Vietnam Healing Foundation

Excerpt: Syed Farook, one of the three Islamic terrorists who massacred at least 14 Americans in San Bernardino today, had things a lot of other people wish they had: a decent-paying job with the State of California, owned a home with a large walk-in closet, a family with a child, and so on. And, yet, despite everything that America gave this Muslim who went to high school in California, he and at least one other family member snuffed out 14 innocent Americans’ lives and took limbs and mobility from countless other Americans whom they shot up. But you know the drill: Islam had nothing to do with it. He was mentally ill [the Halal Twinkie Defense]. It was “revenge” for a dispute at a Thanksgiving Party (was it a halal bacon bakin’ party or did someone hide bacon dressing inside that halal turkey . . . and you needed body armor and your own personal tactical division to take people out?). Yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah, We Are the World, We Are the Children, cue John Kerry’s “legitimate” jihad justifications, cue his buddy James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Habibi,” and cue more of all the other usual BS that always comes with an attack like this and weak America’s attempt to sympathize with the religion of the perpetrators by doing stripper pole contortions to blame everything else, including your over-indulgent, expensive yoga pants from LuluLemon. Oh, and by the way, did I mention that Muslims especially despise the disabled and the mentally ill (as I’ve pointed out on this site many times, that’s why they sent them to be homicide bombers in Israel and against)? So–ya know–it’s not that bad because they only shot up the less fortunate and the helpless–whom they see as subhumans and unhalal beings. You shouldn’t shed any tears. They’re “defective” and disposable in Islam as are their helpers and caregivers. It’s halal to send them to die or just to kill them.

Worth Reading and Subscribing To: The Mad Rush to Politicize Mass Shootings Continues. The Goldberg File, by Jonah Goldberg
Excerpt: Like my dogs working themselves up into a frenzy as I put on my shoes too slowly for their perambulatory needs, people strained against the chains of the news flow, yearning to get to the point where they could launch their “Ah ha!” attacks at the other side. One could feel the dark hope in the TV coverage when word broke there was a Planned Parenthood near the site of the mayhem in San Bernardino. You could hear the fingers crossing over at MSNBC: “Please, let it be a white, anti-abortion, Ted Cruz donor named Sven Borgenson or Chet McDongickle!” The thought occurred to me while I was watching all this unfold in the Fox greenroom that someone at the Southern Poverty Law Center picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Watch Loretta Lynch call the #SanBernardino shootings a "wonderful opportunity... to make changes" to our gun-control laws.
Disgusting. ~Bob

President Obama Asserted America Was Safe From Islamic State Right Before  California Attack
Excerpt: Right before the attack in California happened, President Obama explained to CBS’s Norah O’Donnell that America was safe from the Islamic State and urged Americans to feel safe. “ISIL is not going to pose an existential threat to us,” he said, insisting that although they were a “dangerous organization,” the country had strengthened national security under his administration. Obama taped his interview with O’Donnell on Wednesday, right before the attacks occurred. (Amazing lack of prescience, eh?  Said ISIL contained before Paris 10/13/15, too.  And there is that famous JV team remark.  Enough to make one wonder if he is the one goading/greenlighting them while saying those who speak against them "encourage them." --Barb)

Muslim Newlyweds Slaughter Co-Workers Who Threw Them a Baby Shower

'I'll Take a Bullet Before You Do': Watch CA Officer Lead Workers to Safety

‘They were hard-working, family-loving, gentle people,’ all now gone: The victims of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting
Excerpt: Among those killed were a woman who fled Iran to escape Islamic extremism, a father of six, a man who had recently returned from retirement to work and the manager of a coffee shop where the shooting took place — 14 in all. We will update this page as we learn more.

Background Checks? CNN: Handguns Used In San Bernardino Attack Purchased ‘Legally’
Excerpt: This also means Farook and Malik join a long and growing list of attackers and alleged attackers who passed background checks for their firearms as well. Those include Chris Harper Mercer (Umpqua Community College), Vester Lee Flangan (Virgina), John Russell Houser  (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), Wade Michael Page (Sikh Temple), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), Jiverly Wong (Binghamton), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Naveed Haq (Seattle), and Mark Barton (Atlanta). (THE JIHADISTS NEXT DOOR: Muslim murderers Syed Rezwan Farook & Tashfeen Malik had a “bomb-making factory” in their apartment with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with remote-controlled cars for delivering bombs to targets. What does “gun-control” have to do with thwarting Muslim killers with BOMB-MAKING factories in apartment buildings? --Breitbart)

PC kills: Neighbor Neglects To Report Suspicious Behavior From San Bernardino Suspect Out Of Racial Profiling
If they had reported them, they'd likely have joined clock boy at the White House. ~Bob

Obama Versus Putin: The Making of Another Great Power Proxy War in the Quicksand of Syria. By Ehsan M. Ahrari

Bringing a fiancee to the U.S. on a fiance(e) visa, as opposed to marrying in the native country, allows a couple to spend more time together here before marrying
New way to get into US quicker signed by Obama in 2013.....Used by SB couple.  Oh, and she reportedly passed the "security checks." --Barb

The ‘fiance visa’ process that brought one of the San Bernardino attackers to the U.S., explained

From Paris to San Berdoo, Obama's War on Western Civ Continues
Excerpt: To lay the blame for what happened Wednesday in San Bernardino on Barack Obama might seem excessive. ...From the day he took office, the president has been engaged in a game of outright denial that Islam has anything to do with what is wrong in the world. In fact, if he ever points a finger, it's usually at Western imperialism or Christianity or Republicans or Benjamin Netanyahu (to name a few of his favorite enemies).

Ya Think? San Bernardino massacre now probed as terror attack, says FBI
Excerpt: The admission followed days of equivocation, with authorities and President Obama refusing to rule out an office dispute as the possible motive for the attack, carried out by a husband and wife team who lived nearby. On Friday, hours before the FBI announcement, Fox New confirmed that the wife, Tashfeen Malik, had pledged her allegiance to ISIS as the morning attack began. ... Malik posted the pledge to ISIS leader and self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the outset of the attack, in which she and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, stormed a San Bernardino party for his co-workers before escaping, Fox News confirmed through a law enforcement source who said the post was recovered despite the pair's attempts to erase their digital trail. (And here you were thinking is was an Amish drive-by. Everyone with at least half a brain knew this as soon as the guy's name was announced. ~Bob)

Worth Reading: Opinion: WORKPLACE VIOLENCE MY FOOT – Don’t believe your lying eyes! By Col. Don Myers, USMC (Ret)

Excerpt: Dear New York Daily News, You’re doing it wrong. ADVERTISING Long before the blood was mopped up, before police issued the all-clear, before the motives of the shooters were known and the names of the dead were released, before you had any idea how the murderers in San Bernardino obtained their guns — or their bombs — you knew exactly what this story had to be about: gun control. In this, of course, you weren’t alone. Countless media outlets and pundits lunged for their security blankets. As of this writing, the day after the slaughter, CNN and MSNBC are still making this all about gun control, as best they can. President Obama, who always slow-walks any admission that Islamic terrorism is involved in an Islamic terrorist attack, once again leapt into the breach to make this about gun control, even as bullets were still flying.

The Left’s Assault on ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Revealed Its Anti-Christian Bigotry and Rank Political Posturing

LOOK who San Bernardino shooter followed on Twitter; there’s only ONE surprise
Excerpt: Now, let me be clear up front. I’m not suggesting that either Safeen — or, indirectly, Hillary Clinton — are culpable in what happened yesterday. But think about this for a moment. The shooter who murdered 14 and injured 17 yesterday was following an individual on Twitter who was retweeting Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric.

Robust Vetting: Investigators probe whether wife radicalized husband before San Bernardino massacre
Excerpt: Officials said Thursday that Malik underwent and passed a Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism screening as part of the process of getting the K-1 visa. The visa would have been effective for 90 days, after which Malik would have had to apply for green card status through the Department of Homeland Security as the wife of an American. It was not immediately clear whether she did so.

FACT SHEET: Visa Waiver Program Enhancements
Excerpt: Every prospective VWP traveler undergoes counterterrorism screening and must receive approval through DHS’ Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Through ESTA, DHS evaluates whether individuals are eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP before they are allowed to board a carrier bound for the United States. The counterterrorism screening draws on information from U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. DHS uses this information to decide if the travel poses any law enforcement or security risks. Without DHS approval through ESTA, VWP travelers cannot travel to the United States and must appear in person for a visa interview before they can be authorized to travel to the United States.

ATF Says Weapons Used in San Bernardino Shooting Were Illegal in California
Excerpt: It may be true that these guns were purchased legally, but they were not used legally and in fact, they were modified in violation of the California firearms laws, says the ATF. While they were originally sold legally, with magazine locking devices commonly known as bullet buttons, the rifles were subsequently altered in different ways to make them more powerful, according to Meredith Davis, a special agent with the ATF. The Smith & Wesson rifle was changed in an attempt to enable it fire in fully automatic mode, while the DPMS weapon was modified to use a large-capacity magazine, she said. Those alterations made the weapons unlawful under California’s ban on assault weapons, which bans guns with magazines that can detach for quick reloading.

Thank you, Mr. Obama--may I have another? San Bernardino Shooting Suspect Town Is Site for Planned Syrian Refugee Settlement
Excerpt: The U.S. State Department recently chose Redlands as the proposed site of a Syrian refugee settlement due to its already active Middle Eastern immigrant community. Catholic Charities was identified as a broker for the federal government program.  Citizens in RedlandsCalifornia took action in response to the area’s Muslim immigration threat, appearing before the town’s mayor in a public forum in October to voice their concerns.

Excerpt: Here at home, an Oregon Community College was shot up in October -- by a mixed-race, half-black immigrant, Chris Harper-Mercer. Nine people were killed. It's hard to remember every sensational crime, but that was just two months ago. Last year, another mixed-race immigrant, Elliot Rodger, committed mass murder at a sunny college campus in Santa Barbara, killing twice as many people as Robert Dear did -- in half the time! That seemed like a pretty big story to me, but the media passed over it pretty quickly. The Times has airbrushed it from history. In 2013, two Chechen immigrants -- also allegedly fleeing persecution -- blew up the Boston Marathon. In 2012, Haitian immigrant Kesler Dufrene murdered as many people in Miami as Robert Dear did in Colorado Springs. One of Dufrene's victims was a 15-year-old girl. Dufrene had already been convicted of a felony in the United States, so he should have been deported, but our "Deporter in Chief" Obama had blocked his return to Haiti. As the murdered girl's mother said, "Because of immigration, my daughter is not alive." Have you ever heard of Dufrene? I don't think his murders got as much press as the "Planned Parenthood" shooting.

Ban Pipe Bombs: Motive elusive in deadly San Bernardino rampage as FBI takes over probe
Excerpt: ...the San Bernardino street where the couple died in the gun battle with police; and the couple’s rented home in Redlands, Calif., where robots helped investigators root out an arsenal of pipe bombs and thousands of bullets. (I think I could get rich selling "Pipe Bomb free Zones" in places like Madison. ~Bob)

CNN Asks Slain San Bernardino Man’s Widow If He Was Asking For It

MUSLIM ACTIVISTS BLAME AMERICA FOR CALIFORNIA TERROR. 'Our own foreign policy … fueled that extremism'
Excerpt: Leaders of the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – a group named by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror-financing case – have pinpointed the blame for the attack carried out in California by a Muslim husband-and-wife team: America. "Let's not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism," CAIR Los Angeles chapter director Hussam Ayloush told CNN.... Fox News reported Ayloush said U.S. support for repressive regimes in the Middle East, including Egypt, "push(es) people over to the edge." (CAIR associated with MB and hence, would call Egypt "repressive" because the Egyptian people took to the streets and rioted following the MB coup/US-backed "democratic election" that put them in power.  The MB Prez was passed through ALL US SECURITY/AGENCIES to the WH for lunch with Obama where he insisted the Blind Sheik be released.  Obama said up to Holder....This was just prior to Benghazi, where kidnapping of US Ambassador failed when he was tortured and killed by the "rebels."  Shortly after this obvious support of US White House/Obama, the Egptian people overthrew MB and sentenced many MB to death for torture/murder of their citizens.  CAIR obviously resents Egypt for curtailing their power/influence in that country.  Love the euphemism--Muslim "activist."   Those who ignore history--even recent history--will be condemned to repeat it. --Barb)

Chris Hayes, MSNBC absolutely baffled as to SB jihadi murderer’s motive

Jihad murderer Syed Farook memorized Qur’an, frequented San Bernardino mosque

California Shooting Shows Jihad Risk From Muslim Migrants’ U.S.-Born Children.” By Neil Munro

Terror Strikes San Bernardino County. And how we must protect ourselves. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: The pressure is building to get serious about protecting our own people, and a lot feel that bringing in tens of thousands of Muslim refugees who cannot really be vetted very well is simply a bad idea.  That's not "Islamophobia", that's common sense and survival thinking in the face of one hell of a lot of evidence of people morphing into insane fanatic murderers.  Better safe than sorry, most especially when "sorry" means a whole bunch of dead and wounded innocents here. --Del


SAN BERNARDINO: A LIBERAL HATE CRIME AGAINST AMERICA. Exclusive: Craige McMillan asserts, 'Muslim jihad is simply a weapon of the political left'
Excerpt: The only way liberalism “works” is to silence the opposition, have the gestapo and his high-tech allies conduct pervasive surveillance of everyone and report on any enemies of the state who are dissatisfied with the proletarian utopia, and to have a lapdog press devoid of free thought. Muslim jihad is simply a weapon of the political left being employed in the service of the proletarian utopia they seek to implement worldwide, for the benefit of themselves and the rest of the governing class – and for the permanent enslavement of the rest of humanity worldwide.... The facade of liberal tolerance has to be ripped off the Marxist tyranny they are so close to completing. (Very "coincidental" that attack occurred hours after Obama pronounced US "safe," as Paris attack after he announced ISIS "contained." --Barb)

Worth Watching: Multicultural Classes for Muslim kids


France likely to close more than 100 mosques. Leading Imam Hassan El Alaoui says unlicensed mosques and those preaching hatred will be shut down under emergency rule.

5 Middle Eastern Men with Stainless Steel Cylinders in Their Backpacks Arrested Near Mexican Border
Excerpt: ... Only three of the men’s names were entered in the Border Patrol’s E3 reporting system, which is used by the agency to track apprehensions, detention hearings and removals of illegal immigrants. ...The other two men were listed as “unknown subjects,” which is unheard of, according to a JW federal law enforcement source. “In all my years I’ve never seen that before,” a veteran federal law enforcement agent told JW. (2 of 5 Middle Eastern illegals "disappeared" by DHS/FBI, carrying stainless steel cylinders... containing what?  Comments on site suggest dry run, agents. --Barb)

Erdogan's Turkey is a dubious ally. By Victor Davis Hanson

Obama Names Hamas Sympathizer as New ISIS Czar
Excerpt: President Obama has appointed a foreign policy advisor known to be a friend of the terrorist group Hamas to be the administration’s new czar in charge of countering ISIS. The appointee, Robert Malley, has a history of sympathizing with Islamists, which makes the appointment all the more appalling. According to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, the White House downplayed the controversial appointment by "burying it deep in a press briefing delivered at a Paris hotel during the recent climate summit."

Man arrested in stabbing attack at London tube station
Excerpt: A knife-wielding man, who was heard shouting “this is for Syria,” has been arrested and one person seriously injured in a stabbing attack at the Leytonstone station of London’s tube system, Sky News reports. 

So the Saudi's execute witches and export clerics who preach Jihad. Doesn't make them all bad! ~Bob

Worth Reading: THE MARINE CORPS LOST THE BATTLE. By Col. Andy Weddington, USMC (Ret)
Excerpt: Only the Marine Corps had requested exemption for infantry and a few other ground combat specialities because more than two years of (unnecessary but directed) methodical objective field testing and rigorous experiments and scholarly evaluation and comprehensive analysis overwhelming proved what common sense knows - women cannot perform some duties on par with men. And as the data showed nor can some men. Therefore, the real matter at hand is combat readiness and combat effectiveness providing for our national security. (None of the political and media elites lobbying for this "fairness" will send their daughters r sons to die in a gender integrated infantry unit. ~Bob)

Media Coverage? Something is rotten at Fort Benning
Excerpt: Congressman Steve Russell (R, OK) contacted the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2015, and requested the Ranger School records for the first two female graduates, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver. Russell, a Ranger School graduate, who served 21 years in the Army and earned a Bronze Star with Valor device, was elected to Congress in 2014. He led 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment during its deployment to Tikrit, Iraq. The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, stalled Russell for nine days and then asked for an extension to obtain documents readily available. The Army waited another two weeks to tell Russell the documents had been shredded. The Army still refuses to tell anyone what the school’s policy is for the storage and destruction of Ranger School records. The Army still refuses to tell the media why they shredded Griest’s and Haver’s records. The Army refuses to tell the media what they are doing with the third female graduate, Major Lisa Jaster’s records. (The media is big on open records--they will be all over this! Ha! I crack me up. ~Bob. Shredded records from the very recent past?  Really?  No other detailed data available for actual examination, but they can tell you about some sampling they did?  When it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck..... it's a coverup.  Just part of the program as dictated all the way down from the Oval Office.  None of this will go anywhere until some time after January 2017.  Meanwhile, the damage will just mount up higher.  Heaven help us if things really get nasty anytime soon. --Del)

Worth Reading: Women in combat: The few, the foolish. By Kathleen Parker
Excerpt: As the Islamic State amped up attacks around the world, the Pentagon responded by bravely announcing that American women will now be put in direct ground combat.
Whereupon “military intelligence” secured a permanent place in the Encyclopedia of Oxymorons. Kathleen Parker writes a twice-weekly column on politics and culture. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary In 2010. The new decree opens 220,000 military jobs to women — including Army Special Operations forces and the Navy SEALs. “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat . . . and everything else that was previously open only to men,” said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. . (None of the political and media elites lobbying for this "fairness" will send their daughters r sons to die in a gender integrated infantry unit. ~Bob. Oh, and the writer is a woman, so either she is just an objective, intelligent person making a cogent comment, or of course she's one of those traitors to her gender, a sellout to the Far Right cabal of misogynistic old men.  Naturally all those passionate believers that equality as human beings also means total equality in anything and everything will instantly go for the latter description.  (What puzzles me is that they haven't started agitating for all Olympic events to be gender-neutral, after all, if there's no difference between men and women in the assorted physically demanding jobs in the military, how could there be any difference in tennis, or soccer, or running/jumping events, or martial arts?) But we can only hope that after January 2017 some sanity will be restored and this new policy will be "adjusted." --Del)

Former CMC Robert Barrow on Women in Combat

Obama Is Wrong: Mass Shootings Do Happen Elsewhere, And More Often. BY JOHN R. LOTT JR.       
Excerpt: Barack Obama stunned Americans and French alike on Tuesday with his false claims about gun violence in America. "I say this every time we've got one of these mass shootings. This just doesn't happen in other countries," the president claimed, as he has repeatedly over the years. Talk about being self-absorbed. The French have witnessed three mass public shootings this year. January saw two attacks, one on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and another on a Paris supermarket. In the November attacks, 129 people were killed and 352 were injured. In 2015, France suffered more casualties than the U.S. has suffered during Obama's entire presidency (508 to 394). (It's getting to the point where the continuous flow of incredibly stupid and/or false statements from Obama have become almost a daily occurrence.  The guy has moved totally to another planet, and even some Democrats have been forced to notice.  We need to remind everyone that Hillary as President would just continue the same kind of misgoverning. --Del)

Washington Post: Gun Violence Declining, Except in Gun-Free Zones
Excerpt: On December 3, The Washington Post reported that gun crime has been on the decline for about 20 years, except for high-profile shootings in gun-free zones; WaPo claims those shootings are on the increase.

The Media’s Inflated ‘Mass Shootings’ Count Is Wildly Misleading

Worth Reading: Top 5 Myths About Public Shootings and Gun Control

America’s Language Problem. By Charles Hill
Excerpt: But Thucydides’ comment about an established power’s fear of a rising competitor is belied by Thucydides’ own narrative of history from 431 to 404 B.C., a sequence of happenings which shows the collapse of language to be the underlying propellant of Athens’ fall.

Sign up the Obama girls: Pentagon Will Open All Combat Roles to Women
As predicted, he was not about to be influenced by minor details like the Marine Corps study that demonstrated, strangely enough, that the female body is not as well adapted to some tasks as the male body is, and that some of those tasks are critical ones in military performance in combat.  The PC tsunami was not about to be shunted aside for anyone, anything, any reason whatsoever.  Thank you, Mr. Obama, for appointing this lackey with total zero qualifications to run our military. Now we only have to wait for the day that will come, when at last combat units with women in them don't function as well as needed, and some of our people die as a result.  I wonder where Carter and Obama will be then. --Del. None of the policy makers, politicians and media elites who advocated for this will be sending their daughters, and rarely their sons, to bear the consequences of their PC meddling. ~Bob

Muncie NAACP president arrested in cocaine probe
Excerpt: The president of the local chapter of the NAACP was arrested Wednesday, accused of selling cocaine for a third time to an informant for the Delaware County Sheriff's Drug Unit. ... Miles later allegedly acknowledged he had gone into cocaine trafficking to raise funds to pay court-ordered child support. He told authorities he routinely bought the drug for $1,250 an ounce and sold it for twice that, reports said.

How Liberal Education Became Illiberal. Nowadays, the liberal arts mean nothing. That’s why they’re so destructive.

The Collapse of Common Core

FMR. NY Times Magazine Editor:  Hillary Clinton Would Be A Dangerous President
Excerpt: “There’s a big chunk of America…that considers her untrustworthy,” Klein said...."But I think the more people see her, the more they realize that this is a chameleon, someone who doesn’t really stand for anything except her own power. And she will say or do anything, and she has said or done anything, to get what she wants.”

A Black Student Threatened to Execute 16 White Students on Campus. Now They're Letting Him Back on Campus. By Pardes Seleh 
Let's imagine this exact same scenario, but the student is White, threatening to execute 16 Black students.  Where would he be now?  All set to go back to school?  I really, really don't think so.  Yes, maybe he's just setting a record for how stupid you can be at the age of 21, but the point is that somehow as a minority kid he gets a pass on this, where I would bet my car if not my house that a White kid would be lucky to be out of jail on bail, and banned from the campus until further notice.  This kind of huge, glaring double standard is really a terrible thing for the nation. --Del. If he harms anyone, I would think the parents could sue for a LOT of money. ~Bob

CVA Statement on the VA Rescinding the Demotions of Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens. VA’s Mistakes Show They Aren’t Taking Accountability Within the Department Seriously. By Caroline Phelps
So they have these VA executives dead to rights on their defrauding the system to extract "relocation" monies, and at long last, after many months of being out on administrative leave, meaning full pay and benefits, they get demoted.  Then the next thing that happens is they appeal somehow and it doesn't get fought and they get reinstated and keep all the money they actually stole from the VA and us taxpayers.  (Not small change, it was $400K!)  So blatant criminal behavior has essentially zero penalty, and we are stuck with it and they still work at the VA, collecting great salaries and benefits and working towards their well financed retirements. How can this happen?  Answer- totally gutless/incompetent people in charge who aren't remotely up to the job.  Another great appointee from our great leader.  Nothing will ever happen to improve the VA until there is a different Administration in power. --Del

Solyndra times five: What’s up with the $2.65 billion in federal loans to Abengoa?

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