Wednesday, August 31, 2016
How An Egyptian Spy Stopped The Deadliest Terror Plot On Israel In History
Palestinian extremists once almost shot down an Israeli airliner carrying around 400 people. This spy, known as “the Angel,” stopped them.
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President Bill Clinton in 1995 of State of the Union address. Does the Democrat party know about this?
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Random Thoughts for September, 2016. By Robert A. Hall
Feel free to post or forward.
The more Trump attacks people other than Hillary, regardless of the reasons or how valid, the more votes he loses. Attacking Gold Star Parents hurts him with vets and average folks. Attacking Ted Cruz pushes conservatives further away. Attacking Ryan and McCain does the same with more centrist Republicans. He's not doing so well that he can afford to alienate people.
If it weren't for shortsightedness, most people would be blind. As Dr. Thomas Sowell says, they cannot think beyond Stage One. That is, If I do A, what could B look like? What happens next if I do X?
Whoever wins in November, the retribution and revenge against those who supported the loser will being in January...with a vengeance. Obama and the IRS will look like simpler days. The only difference is that if it's President Hillary, she will try to hide it, and the media will help. President Trump will boost about it. I never understood this drive to get even with people who opposed you. (Which destroyed Chris Christie this year.) The last election is over, the next one is coming. I wanted to win opponents over, not anger them. Norm Thompson, a very wise selectman in Lunenburg, once asked me if I wanted to know his theory of politics. Since he’d been elected to office several times, and I was just starting my first campaign, I said sure. “I want a fellow to be for me,” Norm said. “If he won’t be for me, I want him neutral. But if he has to be against me, I don’t want him mad at me—he’ll work twice as hard and give twice as much money if he’s mad!” I carved it in stone on my heart. I never went after supporters of my opponents. And it worked. In 1972, I defeated a Democrat Senator by nine vote in a 4-1 D district--in the McGovern year
In 1974, I won by 10,000 and carried all 13 cities and towns. In 1976, I was
nominated by both parties, defeating a Democrat in a sticker (write in) race in
the Democrat primary. In 1978, no Democrat ran against me, despite the district
still being at least 3-1. And in my last run for public office in 1980, I
defeated the Democrat in every precinct in the district. I beat him in his home
city 70-30, and worse every place else. Someone might tell the national
People say we live in a violent age. I ask, "Weren't they all?"
We were driving to a local farmer's market after church. my bride said, "I hope the flea market is still open." "Farmer's market," I said. "Oh, I knew what you meant," she responded. Huh?
The Progressive Myth of "No Limits" always leads to tears, disaster and often violence.
- They believe the government can spend and promise future spending without limit, forever, piling up debt on debt and unfunded liability on unfunded liability, without suffering economic and fiscal collapse and hyper-inflation.
- They believe that a country can take in unlimited immigrants, let them establish an antithetical culture, and feed, house, educate, clothe and provide healthcare for millions and millions more, without any end, without destroying our culture, standard of living, finances or economy.
- They believe that new regulations and laws can be piled on the people and the job producers every year, world without end, without wrecking the economy and paralyzing the nation.
- They believe that government employment and government dependency and government programs can grow every year without end, And that reaching the point where government employs or supports a 100% of the populations and consumes 100% of the GDP will not stop the growth. Forever.
Looking at the candidates (when I can't avoid it), for the first time in my life I think a military coup d'etat is possible in the next four years. Please do not twist this. I did not say that a coup is probable. I did not say that a coup is desirable. I did not say I would encourage one in any way. I just said that it may not be impossible. I never thought that before.
The elites are very worried about invasive species like Asian Carp or Shrub Honeysuckles ruining our ecosystem. Invasive, antithetical cultures destroying our culture, economy and way of life, not so much.
If Hillary Clinton inspires distrust, Donald Trump inspires disgust, even among many Republicans. --Thomas Sowell
Paying ransom to get hostages released is not diplomacy, it is capitulation. The inevitable result is more hostages taken, being offered to you at ever higher ransoms, to see what the market will bear. Basic Economics 101: If you reward a behavior, you get more of it.
I'm starting to feel like one of those old pulp science fiction novels. You know, where the battered space ship is trying to limp home with an old space bum at the controls, but new and worse things keep going wrong.
Many things are easy to teach, hard to learn and harder to do.
This is the period when if you are at all politically active, you will get fund raising letters from the candidate who expects your support. Some are fake surveys; do you support motherhood, the flag and apple pie? Then send $xxx to my campaign. Some are offers that if you contribute, they will double it. You can contribute if you like, thus doubling the letters they send to you. If you send a small amount, you can bet they will spend five times that asking for more. Or if you don't like the candidate, you can mail the business reply envelope back empty, or with a testy note.
If, God forbid, an illegal immigrant were to assassinate President Obama, a lot of liberals would suddenly find merit in stricter immigration enforcement and the death penalty.
A lot of speculation on social Media that, growing tired of it all and with his campaign imploding, Trump might quit. If he does, it will be in October, too late to get a real conservative Republican on the ballot. A last favor to his "good friend" Hillary Clinton.
If it rains on a Trump rally, I'd not be surprised if he attacked God for treating him "very unfairly."
Early in August we took a 200 miles round trip drive north to see our neighbor, who has a cottage on a lake. I saw many lawn signs for Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson, the US Senate candidates, but only one for Hillary and one for Trump. Of course,
still had hundreds, of Bernie signs, though they are diminishing, but few
Hillary signs. Madison
Economics has fired more people than all the bosses put together, but most people don't grasp even the basic principles and make no effort to understand it.
If Trump wins, the 2018 midterms will be a wave election for Democrats. If Hilary wins, it will be a wave election for Republicans.
If someone tells you their age, it is socially obligatory to say, "Really? You don't look that old!" Even if they look like they were around for the Thirty-Years War.
"I'm not as bad as I used to be" is nor more a exculpatory than "I'm not as bad as he is."
I keep hearing that a President Trump will surround himself with "good people." Must be why his campaign is going so well, all those good people around him (that he keeps firing). Like the "good people" he surrounded himself with at Trump Casino, Trump Shuttle, Trump Mortgage, Trump Vodka, Trump Network, Trump Streaks and
making them all huge successes. Trump University
Partisans on both sides twist themselves into knots defending the indefensible. And they usually lack the grace to be embarrassed about how ridiculous it makes them appear.
This country hasn't been the same since they started making car "bumpers" out of plastic.
If you have to say, "I don't care who you are, that's funny," it's probably not that funny.
Dear Store Owner, if you are continually out of a product, your customers are probably trying to tell you something.
I propose that in any year when taxes are no higher than where there are now and the Federal Government operates at a surplus, 25% of the surplus will be paid in bonuses to Congress and the President. Also in any year when Federal laws and regulations decrease by 10% over what they are now, Congress and the President will receive bonuses equal to three times their annual salary. Currently they get rewarded by interest group voters for more spending, more laws and more regulations. People do what they are rewarded for.
Republican's lauded the mother who lost her former SEAL son in
speaking out against Hillary, Democrats slammed her as a liar and the GOP for
politicizing grief. Democrats lauded the Khan family who lost a son in Iraq, a US Army
captain, for speaking out against Trump. Republicans slammed the father for
several things and the Democrats for politicizing grief. Hypocrisy on both
sides. People have a right to speak. But attacking people who lost a love one
for the country is both stupid and evil. Remember how Democrats and the media
loved Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan for protesting against Bush, not so much
when she started protesting Obama.
I notice people are a lot more diligent putting up yard sale signs, political signs and lost pet signs than they are in taking them down. Human nature. Once there is no longer something they want, personal responsibility for what they did fades.
If you are part of a royalist plot, now might be the moment to strike.
Got a robo call from a liberal establishment candidate here. He said he had been endorsed by over 50
leaders. Like being endorsed by the Politburo, from my point of view. Dane County
Pray to God. But make your shots count.
Will all the insults hurled, the friends lost, the feelings hurt, and the bridges burned revealing the acid in your soul over this election be worth it in five years?
I used to think there were a lot of slow-learners around. Now I think there may be more non-learners.
It's a good thing Obama's Powder Puff Army doesn't have horse cavalry anymore. Obama would have them riding side saddle.
When I went to U-Mass, I majored in "Government." Just as I graduated, the faculty, without asking the students, changed it to "Political Science." I preferred "Government." In my subsequent political career and in the years since, I have seen nothing scientific about politics.
Given a choice between the Trump Channel (Fox) the Clinton News Network (CNN) and the Trotsky Pravda Channel (MSNBC) I gave given up what little cable news I watched.
We are always as we were. We are always as we are now. And we are always becoming something new.
I am always at the service of pulchritude.
I do not think that if a person is mendacious in private life, that person can be virtuous in public or professional life.
People keep speculating that as if Trump's campaign continues to implode, due to his lack of experience, lack of knowledge and almost daily blunders, he might drop out. I doubt it, but if he needs an excuse, he can always say the bone spurs in his foot, which didn't stop him from playing college football, just from serving in the military with us in
are acting up again and he can't campaign.
People say they are "rule breakers" like it's something to be proud of. Well, there's a rule against slapping them upside the head. How about if I break that one?
Given what we already know about the past lives, if everything in Trump's or
history came out, dropping out would be the least of it.
Trump is right. This election is rigged for Hillary. It was rigged by the GOP primary voters, including by all reports a lot of Democrat crossovers wanting the weakest GOP candidate. When they nominated a person without the character, knowledge or experience to be sewer commission, a person that not only principled conservatives, but millions of young, female and/or minority voters, not to mention centrists, could never support, they rigged November for Hillary. Of course, she may yet blow it, despite the primary voters giving her the only republican she could beat.
Follow up to the above thoughts: As I get ready to post this, the latest polls show Trump gaining. With all the stuff emerging about her emails, he may win yet, despite his under-funded (remember self-funding?) disorganized and issue-free campaign. Of course, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich,
Walker or bush would be
up ten points on her now.
In my deprived childhood, we had to talk to each other to communicate, because no one had gotten around to inventing cell phones and texting.
If you feel like no one cares about you, remember God cares about you. If you live your life knowing that and caring about God, you will be the kind of person that people will care about.
If you think there is no bipartisanship, look at election laws and rules, where the Republicans and Democrats work together to make it hard to run as a third party, independent, or write in candidate. An example is the rule change, after Ross Perot, that a third party candidate must be polling at 15% to get into the debates, thus having a chance to raise polling numbers!
Instead of complaining about US firms moving to countries with low corporate tax rates, why not make the US one of them, so companies with jobs (from which people pay income taxes) would more here?
One of the Donaldcrat trolls--a fellow Marine no less--posted on my blog that because I had expressed my long-standing disdain with Donald Trump's positions, knowledge, experience, veracity, temperament, character and bullying, it showed that the medications for my lung transplant had brought on dementia. Ah, those smooth-talking Trump supporters; always trying to win your vote with sweet words. Does he think insults get you votes?
I go in the closet to grab something to wear. My wife apparently goes in to commune with her clothes.
Note to all candidates: There is no "I" in "Team." But there is in "Idiot."
Bipartisanship. n. You do it my way.
For those who think that, push come to smash, Europe and
will recover their old vigor and be able to defend their cultures against the
forces arrayed against us, I say that you can't make hand grenades out of cream
Given the statistics, isn't white cops shooting black thugs "cultural appropriation"?
Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2008 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life,
, and Leadership
by Robert A. Hall Liberty
The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
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=booksandie=UTF8andqid=1304815980andsr=1-5 For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at)gmail.com. Hall’s eleven books are listed here: http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-book-published.html. His blog of political news and conservative comment is www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com.
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Wisconsin GOP seeks probe into Feingold’s campaign activities
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How McCain Survived
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Time to John Birch the Alt-Right
Deleted emails about 2012 Benghazi attack recovered
Robert, From one Marine to another I call for a boycot of the 49ers and any other profesional athlete's team that disrespects my country and my flag. Many of my bretheran have sacraficed all so that the elite, pompas athletes, singers and Hollywood stars left wing can afford themselves the ability to sit when they please and practically where they please. Not with my dime! I call for a systematic boycot of the 49ers, those companies that endorse them and Colin K. Please forward this request. Semper Fi, Angel RIvera
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, top Islamic State leader and spokesman for the terror network, is killed in Aleppo, Syria, ISIS announces. Complete coverage on FoxNews.com.
2016/08/30/senior-isis-leader- spokesman-adnani-killed- reports-say.html
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Canary in the Obamacare Coal Mine
Excerpt: The nationwide and ongoing exodus of insurance companies from Obamacare has reached its natural conclusion in Pinal County, Ariz., where every participating carrier has left the exchange. About 10,000 residents of Pinal County, where obesity and unemployment are higher than the state average, currently get health insurance through the Obamacare exchange. Come 2017, every single one of them will lose that coverage. UnitedHealthcare, Humana, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield found that the taxpayer subsidies Obamacare offers cannot cover the costs of the pre-existing conditions it requires participating insurers to cover. Aetna and Blue Cross initially proposed raising premiums by a whopping 86 percent and 65 percent, respectively, before realizing that it still would not be enough. Even Arizona’s taxpayer-chartered Obamacare “co-op” plan — a warm, fuzzy, greedless nonprofit — had to abandon the field.
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The Orange Emperor Has No Clothes
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Australia Muslim pol to wife: “I’m gonna rape your mum and your f***ing dad!…I swear on the Koran”
Excerpt: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34)
Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” — Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)
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Top 10 Innocent Women Executed in Iran — An Anni Cyrus Video
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Trump Chump Alert: Really, Avoid This PAC
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EU says Apple owes Ireland $14.5 billion in uncollected taxes
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Does Donald Trump Have a Path to 270?
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Cutting Ties to the Clinton Foundation
New Your Times Editorial
Excerpt: Mrs. Clinton became involved in State Department deals and negotiations that also involved foundation donors or board members. She prompted multiple investigations with an arrangement that allowed Huma Abedin, her deputy chief of staff at the State Department and now vice chairwoman of her campaign, to be paid simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation and Teneo, a consulting firm run by Doug Band, the former adviser to Mr. Clinton who helped create the foundation — and who sent emails to Ms. Abedin seeking favors for foundation donors.
The newly disclosed emails show that some foundation donors and friends, like Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa of Bahrain, used foundation channels to seek access to Mrs. Clinton.
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FOOTBALL'S WARTIME HEROES
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Colin Kaepernick, Meet Henry Johnson
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IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
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John Kerry Wishes the Media Would Cover Terrorism Less Often. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Even by John Kerry standards, this is pretty bad, as noted by the good folks at CNS News:
Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on. (Applause.)
Think about that: The audience is applauding the vision of a world where “people wouldn’t know what’s going on.” This applause came during Kerry’s remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a joint project between the Bangladeshi Liberation War Museum and the U.S. Embassy. The Center is “committed to open dialogue, informed action, individual and artistic expression, and personal and professional development.” So people applauded the “people wouldn’t know what’s going on” line at a center devoted to open dialogue and informed action.
You can’t write satire about this administration anymore; it’s become too inherently contradictory and absurd.
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Why Is White Pride Creepy When Black Pride Isn’t?
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High School reverses American flag ban at football stadium
Excerpt: Students at Travelers Rest High School in South Carolina will once again be able to wave American flags at football games.
Principal Lou Lavely reversed his ban on Old Glory just a few hours after we posted a column about the controversial decision.
The high school's stadium is named after my great uncle -- Chico Bolin, a decorated World War II Marine veteran.
Uncle Chico restarted the football program at Travelers Rest in 1949 - and named the team the Devildogs in honor of the Marines.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
He promised to release them...and to self-fund...and to deport all illegals...and...
He promised to release them...and to self-fund...and to deport all illegals...and...
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How Donald Trump built his business empire
Excerpt: The Taj lost vast amounts of money, and Trump's fledgling casino empire spiraled into irreversible decline. Between 1991 and 2009, its holding company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy four times. But Trump was saved by the power of his own celebrity status, which he had built up through his books, media interviews, and calculated leaks to the New York tabloids. Whenever creditors threatened to bankrupt Trump personally, he convinced them that doing so would destroy his brand and render what remained of the casino empire completely worthless. In the end, Trump's casino venture was an unmitigated failure — one that cost thousands of people their jobs and left dozens of small businesses without payment for their work in building or servicing the casinos. But Trump still extracted millions of dollars by awarding himself millions in salary and bonus payments. "I made a lot of money in Atlantic City," he said last year. "And I'm very proud of it."
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When a bribe isn't a bribe. By William Falk, The Week Magazine
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New Emails Suggest Pay-for-Play At Clinton's State Department
The Alt-Right Is Neither Christian Nor Conservative
By Erick Erickson
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Only Difference Between SJWs And Alt-Righters Is Which Identities They Hate
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WATCH: The Moment Rich Lowry Correctly Predicted Trump’s Immigration Flip
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Friday, August 26, 2016
Trump 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 . . .
By Victor Davis Hanson — August 25, 2016
There was always only one sensible position on immigration: ensuring that legal immigration was meritocratic, diverse, and measured to facilitate rapid assimilation and integration — while ending illegal immigration entirely through a mixture of new border fencing/stepped-up patrolling, increased visa and refugee scrutiny, employer fines, and rapid deportation of those who committed serious misdemeanors and felonies, had no work history, were always on government support, or who had arrived within the last one to two years on the scent of amnesty.
No one knows how many of the supposed 11 million (an ossified figure from the 1990s) here illegally, in contrast, have never been convicted of a crime, are employed and not on state support, and have proven residence, say, beyond four to five years. Perhaps 70 percent of the proverbial 11 million might fit that qualifying category?
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Here's A Full Timeline of Donald Trump's Immigration Positions
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Plan to 'transform' NHS could lead to downgrade of major London hospitals
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Trump’s Medical Report Is Almost Certainly A Sham, But Both Candidates Are ‘Elderly’
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Donald Trump Changes Course On Immigration… Again.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
"[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous."
--George Washington (1790)
--George Washington (1790)
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U. of C. tells incoming freshmen it does not support 'trigger warnings' or 'safe spaces'
What is poor Snowflake to do? --George
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Trump Is Making More States Competitive. Red States.
As politics has become more polarized, the electoral map has changed very little from election to election. But because Trump is such an unusual candidate, it seemed possible there would be states in play this year that usually aren’t. Trump himself said he would compete in deep-blue states like California, New York, Oregon and Washington. So far, however, the 2016 map looks a lot like the 2012 map. Some reliably red and blue states are a tad more competitive this year, relative to the country overall, than in recent elections, but Trump has not reshaped the political landscape. And with Clinton leading Trump nationally by about 7 percentage points, the typically uncompetitive states that seem most likely to flip are red, not blue.
Among the 44 states where general election polling has taken place, Hillary Clinton is ahead of Trump in every state that President Obama won in 2012, plus North Carolina. Here are the FiveThirtyEight polls-only adjusted polling averages for each state versus the vote percentage margin between Obama and Romney in 2012:
(FiveThrtyEight called every sate in 08 and 49 in 12. ~Bob)
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