Friday, June 30, 2017

Voter Fraud

Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats

Excerpt: A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office. James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days. Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle. Harrisonburg Votes is a political organization affiliated with the Democratic Party.

Tenth Commandment

And then there is the Tenth Commandment. 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.' The Ten Commandments are God's basic rules about how we should live — a brief list of sacred obligations and solemn moral precepts.
The first nine Commandments concern theological principles and social law. But then, right at the end, is 'Don't envy your buddy's cow.' How did that make the top ten? What's it doing there? Why would God, with just ten things to tell Moses, choose as one of those things jealousy about the starter mansion with in-ground pool next door?
Yet think how important the Tenth Commandment is to a community, to a nation, indeed to a presidential election. If you want a mule, if you want a pot roast, if you want a cleaning lady, don't be a jerk and whine about what the people across the street have — go get your own.
The Tenth Commandment sends a message to all the jerks who want redistribution of wealth, higher taxes, more government programs, more government regulation, more government, less free enterprise, and less freedom. And the message is clear and concise: Go to hell. --P.J. O'Rourke


Pat Condell Islamic Invasion will fail

I agree

Fox News Poll: Most don't think Founding Fathers would be proud of nation

Novel by gay playwrite

The Alhambra: A Novel by Bruce Bawer
An American living in Amsterdam overhears jihadists planning a terrorist act, and finds himself caught up in deadly international intrigue. - Bruce Bawer is the author of over a dozen books, including A Place at the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society (1993), While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within (2006), Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom (2009), and The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind (2012). He is a native New Yorker who has lived in Europe since 1998.


Put Down the Phone, Mr. President. By Jonah Goldberg…/donald-trump-tweets-agenda-…
Excerpt: The first is that the president should walk away from Twitter. A new Fox poll says that 71 percent of Americans think the tweeting hurts his agenda. I’m amazed that number is so low. If you think his tweeting is brilliant and strategic, you’re arguing that it’s all part of his plan to annoy seven out of ten Americans with his tweets. Now, to be fair, I think the more accurate analysis would be to say that the tweeting hurts more than it helps. Not every one of Trump’s tweets is the political equivalent of taking a sock full of quarters and smashing himself in the crotch, only some are. If he just tweeted within relatively sane and presidential parameters, it would be an asset for him. Feel free to discount my advice, and just listen to Victor Davis Hanson, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, or virtually every Republican member of Congress who understand that Trump’s tweets distract from his agenda, cause chaos among his staff, make it harder for Republicans to embrace him, and harden attitudes among Democrats and winnable voters. ... The second thing is the more bitter pill. The president of the United States really just isn’t a very good person. There is no definition of good character that he can meet. You certainly can’t say he’s a man of good character when it comes to sexual behavior. His adulterous past is well-documented. You can’t say he models decency in the way he talks. He’s not honest (you can look it up). He brags about whining his way to winning. He boasts of double-crossing business partners. If you want to say he’s charitable, you should read up on how he used his “charities” as leverage or for publicity stunts. I think we can all agree he’s not humble or self-sacrificing. When asked what sacrifices he’s made, in the context of his spat with the Kahn family, he couldn’t name anything save for the fact that he worked very hard to get rich and that he employs people (presumably because it profits him to do so). I don’t know how anyone could absolve him of the charge of vanity or greed. He’s certainly not pious by any conventional definition.



Thursday, June 29, 2017


Researchers Think They've Found The Cause Of Organ Rejection In Transplant Patients


If you're a democrat, it's what you do

Call people racist, that is.

Socialism is good?

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Illinois, Porto Rico and...Connecticut.

Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future? by Patrick Buchanan
Excerpt: If Governor Bruce Rauner and his legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the Land of Lincoln will be the first state in the Union to see its debt plunge into junk-bond status. Illinois has $14.5 billion in overdue bills, $130 billion in unfunded pension obligations, and no budget. "We can't manage our money," says Rauner. "We're like a banana republic." Speaking of banana republics, Puerto Rico, which owes $74 billion to creditors who hold its tax-exempt bonds, and $40 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, has already entered bankruptcy proceedings. The island's imaginative 38-year-old governor, Ricardo Rossello, however, has a solution. Call Uncle Sam. ... Then there is Connecticut, a state that has long ranked in the top tier in per capita income and wealth. Connecticut, too, appears wobbly. Rising pension benefits, the cost of servicing the state debt and falling tax revenue due to fleeing residents and companies like Aetna and General Electric, have dropped Connecticut to near the national bottom in growth prospects. "The state's population is falling: Its net domestic out-migration was nearly 30,000 from 2015 to 2016. In 2016, it lost slightly more than 8,000 people, leaving its population at 3.6 million," (Excellent if very worrisome article, and gee, here's Connecticut, my home state, getting prominently mentioned again. There's a principle that says "if something can't go on forever, then it won't", and we can see examples of how that works out in Greece and most recently and even more dramatically in Venezuela. Or the three cities in California that have declared bankruptcy because of impossible pension obligations. What is going to happen long term with states and cities that dig themselves into holes so deep they can't see the sky anymore? Well, either everyone of us gets to suffer and pay for their foolishness in higher taxes and inflation, or they get to undergo some unpleasant adjustments. Personally I favor the latter, and for politicians to finally start to act responsibly. A fantasy, perhaps, but if it doesn't happen, there will be unpleasant adjustments for all of us. -Del)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Neil Gorsuch is everything liberals feared—and more.


State of Wisconsin Spent Over 168 Million Dollars in 2016 on Unused Sick Leave





‘I meant to harm those people’: Toronto woman who pledged allegiance to ISIS appears in court
Excerpt: A 32-year-old woman charged with uttering death threats while allegedly armed with a knife at a Toronto store before pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group earlier this month told a courtroom Monday that she would attempt to do it “again and again” if released. “I meant to harm those people,” Rehab Dughmosh told Justice Kimberley Crosbie through an Arabic interpreter during a court appearance. “I reject all counsel here. I only believe in Islamic Sharia law. I would like to revoke my Canadian citizenship that I received. I don’t want to have any allegiance to you.”


Erdogan Seizes 50 Syriac Churches and Monasteries, Declares Them Turkish State Property

Vietnam Pilot

Worth Reading: Navy Carrier Pilot Relates His Vietnam Experiences. Author Unknown Excerpt: As we face a new year, I recall visiting with three old friends, a few years back, at a park in the nation's capital. It seems like only yesterday that we were all together, but actually it has been 42 years. There was a crowd at the park that day, and it took us a while to connect, but with the aid of a book we made it. I found Harry, Bruce and Paul. In 1970-72 we were gung-ho young fighter pilots on the America and Constellation off Vietnam, the cream of the crop of the U.S. Navy, flying F-4J Phantoms. Now their names are on that 500-foot-long Vietnam War Memorial. I am hesitant to visit the wall when I'm in Washington, D. C., because I don't trust myself to keep my composure. Standing in front of that somber wall, I tried to keep it light, reminiscing about how things were back then. We used to joke about our passionate love affair with the inanimate flying objects that we flew. We marveled at the thought that we actually got paid to do it.

New Left


Tuesday, June 27, 2017




Monday, June 26, 2017


Castile Settlement

Mother of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by Minnesota police officer last year with the aftermath streamed on Facebook, has reached settlement of nearly $3 million to avoid federal wrongful death lawsuit, according to lawyers and city of St. Anthony.

Court ruling

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, wins First Amendment appeal at the Supreme Court, with a 7-2 majority saying the state may not deny public money to religious institutions competing for grants along with private secular groups.

Travel Ban

After the Supreme Court reinstated most of his controversial travel ban, President Trump issues a statement calling the decision a 'clear victory for our national security.'

Feel the Bern?

Donald Trump is Not Under an FBI Investigation. Bernie Sanders Is. By Erick Erickson
Excerpt: The irony here is rich. Democrats have rallied to Bernie Sanders as the leader of the opposition against Donald Trump. He attracts huge crowds across the nation. One of his acolytes tried to assassinate members of Congress. And Bernie Sanders is under investigation by the FBI, unlike the President. In fact, Sanders and his wife are both under investigation stemming from a bank loan. The FBI is investigating whether Sanders used his position to pressure the bank to give a college in Vermont a loan. His wife is the president of the college and signed the paperwork.



Sweden on the Brink of CIVIL WAR, National Police Chief: “HELP US, HELP US!”
Excerpt: Sweden is being torn to pieces by Muslim immigrants and refugees. Law enforcement is crying out for help, and it is only a question of time before the country will need military intervention from abroad in order to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. A leaked report concludes that the number of lawless areas (commonly referred to as “no-go zones”) in Sweden now totals 61. That is up from 55 in just one year’s time. This increase includes not only the total number, but also the geographical size of these areas. Sweden’s National Police Commissioner, Dan Eliasson, spoke on national television and pleaded for assistance: “Help us, help us!,” he said, while warning that Swedish police forces no longer can uphold the law and therefore must ask all good powers in the country to support them

Another fake hate crime

Muslima arrested for setting Iowa mosque on fire
Excerpt: Another Muslim hoax in what is now an epidemic of faked hated crimes. More interesting is the enemedia’s silence on the faux hate crime wave designed to indict, smear and defame the intended victims of jihadi wars. Will this Muslima face 40 years in prison, as did this Texas man for the same “hate crime,” or are we forced to treat this sacred cow differently? Faked hate crimesters should suffer as egregious a penalty as real hate crime perpetrators. These faked anti-Muslim hate crimes, which far outnumber actual anti-Muslim hate crimes, do enormous damage. They defame and libel good people. They give Muslim terror-tied groups such as unindicted co-conspirator CAIR weapons to club elected officials into some legislative action.


Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, Iranians rage against Jewish state

Killing Kids

Terror suspect says children killed in Manchester bombing ‘got what they deserved’

The New Wall

The debt

Conversations about raising the debt limit are a waste of time; the money is already spent or committed.
It’s not August yet, but soon will be, and the members of Congress don’t seem to have made much progress on the fiscal problem (or anything else for that matter). This week’s entry offers three pointed suggestions. What do you readers think?

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot
Excerpt: A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as two areas in Mecca itself, including the Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood, located near the Grand Mosque. There, police said they engaged in a shootout at a three-story house with a suicide bomber, who blew himself up and caused the building to collapse. He was killed, while the blast wounded six foreigners and five members of security forces, according to the Interior Ministry's statement. Five others were arrested, including a woman, it said. Saudi state television aired footage after the raid Friday near the Grand Mosque, showing police and rescue personnel running through the neighborhood's narrow streets. The blast demolished the building, its walls crushing a parked car. Nearby structures appeared to be peppered with shrapnel and bullet holes. (There will never be peace with the "Religion of Peace." If they kill or force conversion on all Christians, Jews and other infidels, they will still go on slaughtering each other. ~Bob)

Russia Meddling?

Trump and Democrats blame Obama over Russia meddling
Excerpt: President Donald Trump and senior Democrats joined in blaming Barack Obama for not doing more to stop Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election.
In an early morning tweet, Trump appeared to acknowledge that Russia had meddled in the election. He has previously decried multiple investigations into alleged collusion between his officials and Russia as a “witch hunt.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as well as House and Senate committees, are investigating Russia's interference in the election and the alleged complicity of Trump officials. The president encouraged greater scrutiny of the Obama administration, tweeting Thursday: "By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin. Why didn't they stop them?" Trump’s Democrat rivals also criticized the former president on Friday, after the Washington Post reported that U.S. intelligence briefed Obama in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin had personally ordered a campaign of interference to help elect Trump.


Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship. By SCOTT SHANE
Excerpt: There should have been lookouts on watch on the port, starboard and stern of the destroyer Fitzgerald — sailors scanning the horizon with binoculars and reporting by headsets to the destroyer’s bridge. At 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, off the coast of Japan south of Tokyo, they could hardly have failed to see the 730-foot freighter ACX Crystal, stacked with more than 1,000 containers, as it closed in. Radar officers working both on the bridge and in the combat information center below it should have spotted the freighter’s image on their screens, drawing steadily closer. And under standard protocol, the Fitzgerald’s captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, should have been awakened and summoned to the bridge to assure a safe passage long before the ships could come near each other. But none of that happened. The Fitzgerald’s routine cruise in good weather through familiar, if crowded, seas ended in the most lethal Navy accident in years. Seven sailors lost their lives. (We can only wait to see what comes out of this.  Best bet is that the cargo ship was on autopilot, with no lights on, a huge violation of the rules.  But all the questions of how in hell nobody on the destroyer could see it coming remain unanswered.  Best bet is.... someone, or in fact a bunch of someones, really screwed the pooch bigtime.  One would guess a bunch of careers will come to a crashing halt in the end. --Del)

Pakistan Fireball

'Trapped in the fireball': Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing more than 145

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Invisible women

They Brushed Off Kamala Harris. Then She Brushed Us Off..By AYAAN HIRSI ALI and ASRA Q. NOMANI
Excerpt: The Democrats on the panel, including Senator Harris and three other Democratic female senators — North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and Missouri’s Claire McCaskill — did not ask either of us a single question. This wasn’t a case of benign neglect. At one point, Senator McCaskill said that she took issue with the theme of the hearing itself. “Anyone who twists or distorts religion to a place of evil is an exception to the rule,” she said. “We should not focus on religion,” she said, adding that she was “worried” that the hearing, organized by Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, would “underline that.” In the end, the only questions asked of us about Islamist ideologies came from Senator Johnson and his Republican colleague, Senator Steve Daines from Montana. Just as we are invisible to the mullahs at the mosque, we were invisible to the Democratic women in the Senate.


Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq
Excerpt: A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres. The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing an Islamic State insurgent during an operation in Iraq within the last month. (2.1 miles!? ~Bob)

The Qur'an

Home Health Care Aide Accused of Trying to Help Terror Group
Excerpt: The complaint said Raishani expressed regret that he had not gone to Syria at the same time as his friend and had quit his job and paid off debts in preparation for his trip. It also said he told the confidential source that he had asked his wife if she would go with him to the Islamic State and, based on her reaction, he decided he would not ask her again because he worried she would report him to law enforcement. "Raishani also indicated his desire to wage jihad and his belief that the Quran can be read to justify the violence, including beheadings," according to the complaint, which said he told the confidential source: "May God grant us martyrdom."


Indiana: Muslim threatens Goodwill store customers to convert to Islam, attacks police


Ossoff Spends Six Times More Than Opponent, Complains About ‘Money In Politics’

See the difference

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Political Violence

Morning Jolt

Morning Jolt by Jim Geraghty: ‘They Are Never Talking about Issues Like Russia’

Worth Reading - Excerpt: Latasha Harlins and Philando Castile You may recall me raving last year about the ESPN five-part documentary, O.J.: Made in America. One of the things that made it great was how much it was willing to dive into topics that might seem peripheral to O.J. Simpson’s life story but in fact provided enormous context and background, and a better understanding of why events played out the way they did. The producers clearly decided early on that you couldn’t discuss the racial divide in Los Angeles, and the distrust of the LAPD during Simpson’s trial, without explaining the L.A. riots of a few years earlier, and you couldn’t really understand what triggered the L.A. riots without discussing the 1991 killing of Latasha Harlins. Latasha Harlins was a 15-year-old African-American girl who got into a dispute with 51-year-old female Korean-American store owner Soon Ja Du. As seen on the store’s security tape, Du accused Harlins of shoplifting. Hu grabbed Harlins’s sleeve; Harlins punched Hu. They continue to exchange words, then Harlins turned away, and Du pulled out a gun and shot Harlins in the back of the head from a distance of three feet. The video can be seen here and is . . . grim viewing. Between the videotape and the witnesses in the store contradicting Du’s claim it was an attempted holdup, this was an open-and-shut case. The jury found Du guilty of voluntary manslaughter, an offense that carries a maximum prison sentence of 16 years. But trial judge Joyce Karlin sentenced Du to five years of probation, 400 hours of community service, and a $500 fine. No jail time. Shocked and enraged protesters scuffled with police outside the courthouse, a precursor to the riots that would arrive less than a year later. Rioting is wrong, but it’s not hard to understand the seething outrage of African Americans in Los Angeles at that moment. If a person casually executes someone who looks like you, and the system treats it like a minor crime, do you feel like your rights are being protected? Do you feel like the justice system cares about you? Do you feel like society at large believes your life matters? Fast forward to 2016, and think of the traffic stop that cost Philando Castile his life. Once again, we have videotape and this time, audio of what led to the shooting. Our David French lays out all the facts succinctly and clearly. As far as anyone can see and hear, Castile did exactly as he was told, and exactly what he was supposed to do. Officer Jeronimo Yanez asked for his driver’s license and proof of insurance, Castile handed over his car-insurance information card. Then he calmly informed officer Yanez that he had a gun; the officer responds, “don’t reach for it.” In a span of about 20 seconds, Yanez instructed Castile to hand over his driver’s license and to not reach for his gun. Give me something that is in your pocket, but do not look like you are reaching for something by your waist. Within seven seconds, Yanez has interpreted Castile reaching to get out his driver’s license, as instructed, as reaching for a weapon, and shoots at Castile seven times. Is there a legal consequence for fatally shooting someone over a misunderstanding? In the courtroom, no. The jury found Yanez not guilty on all counts — second-degree manslaughter in as well as two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. After the verdict, the police department fired him: “The City of St. Anthony has concluded that the public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city. The city intends to offer Officer Yanez a voluntary separation agreement to help him transition to another career other than being a St. Anthony officer.”