Just so we’re clear, for those who choose not to follow the link, a Republican running for office tried to vote for himself and other Republicans on the ballot. The voting machine in Cook County Illinois (that’s Chicago) put all his votes for the Democrat, including the guy who he is running against. “No evidence of vote fraud” you liars from the Left (Perry Hood of Lewes Delaware and all Democrat officials) claim? Liars gotta lie.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/21
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/20
Wendy Davis, who attacked a wheelchair-bound man so outrageously that even members of the Left were outraged, and who has declared Voter ID to be a “poll tax” (her words), has declared that Greg Abbott must be racist since the man who is married to a Latina “won’t say if he would defend a ban on inter-racial marriages”. Abortion Barbie is getting super-duper desperate, and trying to play all the outrage cads she can, to… to what end, I cannot imagine. It sure isn’t to win over any actual, you know, votes.
Originally posted on Twitchy:
Can Team Davis sink even lower? They’re trying:
First of all, there is of course the straw man nature of Davis’ scare tactic:
And if that wasn’t enough…
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/20
This is further evidence this whole Homosexual Marriage thing has been a farce to begin with. As RS McCain pointed out, it is to destroy marriage. It is also to destroy Christianity. But both will fail the anti-Christian zealots.
Originally posted on hogewash:
You remember all that talk about how legalizing gay marriage wouldn’t require priests, ministers, or rabbis to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies in violation of their religious beliefs. There wasn’t going to be any slippery slope, or so we were told.
Two ministers in Idaho are facing up to 6 months in jail and up to $1000 in fines for each day that they continue to refuse to perform a same-sex wedding that a gay couple requested last Friday.
Posted by Yorkshire on 2014/10/20
Posted by Yorkshire on 2014/10/18
Ebola spreading is Obama’s Fault. Once known, he did what he always does – NOTHING. That is until people are screaming. This now is BO’s 9-11.
More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio
They are NOT saying the 100 have it, but the nurse from TX is the reason. My feeling the Government is NOT on top of this and all this is doing is spreading fear. A rumor moves at the speed of light, the Truth crawls, and BO blames everyone else. Beat me up, I’ve been through more shit than I would wish on anyone. The Editor can CONFIRM.
Posted by DNW on 2014/10/18
… really, to the Activist Left.
With the most recent publication of the New York Times article on the Grand Jury findings and the likely Justice Department decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, it would seem that with a large portion of the uncertainty surrounding this event dissipating, so too would the causes for emotional inflammation lessen at least proportionally.
The Times reports:
“The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.
The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform.
Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck. This is the first public account of Officer Wilson’s testimony to investigators …”
So, Officer Wilson’s testimony does at this point seem consistent with the forensic results.
But, says the Times, “ … it does not explain why, after he emerged from his vehicle, he fired at Mr. Brown multiple times.”
Now let’s just stop here for a moment and consider where we are even if we discount not only Piaget Crenshaw and Tiffany Mitchell’s versions of the encounter at the police car, but also Dorian Johnson’s potential “spin”. After all, Dorian Johnson was an accomplice in Michael Brown’s moments-before robbery of Ferguson Market and Liquors . So, just for the sake of argument, let’s also suppose that Johnson’s version of Officer Wilson’s reaching up and out through the police SUV window, and grabbing the 6’4″ tall, 300 lbs, Michel Brown by the scruff of the neck with one hand , and drawing him back into the police vehicle in order to shoot him, is discounted.
Let’s suppose instead, and based on videotaped fact quite reasonably, that Brown, highly conscious of the strong arm robbery he had just perpetrated, and of the success he had just had in assaulting and technically battering the store clerk into submission during the robbery, figured he would try the same technique on the cop who was trying to tell him to get out of the middle of the road and to stop blocking traffic; a cop who in returning to deal with Brown’s refusal, and while in radio contact with headquarters, would in all probability become more curious regarding Brown’s recent activities and current motives.
Let’s suppose then, that Wilson is telling the substantial truth: that Michael Brown, knocking Officer Wilson back into the SUV as he attempted to emerge, went himself partly in through the car door window in order to batter Wilson into submission. And, that during the course of Brown’s battering Wilson, Wilson and Brown struggled for control of Wilson’s gun, and that, as the forensics show, the gun was discharged twice in the vehicle, spattering the vehicle interior as well as Brown and Wilson, with blood from Brown’s arm.
At which point Brown wounded once in the arm, takes off running; and Wilson, battered about the head and face emerges from the vehicle in pursuit.
The first point to make here is that many on the left would object to Wilson shooting Brown under any circumstances: even to save his life in the midst of a potentially life or death struggle.
How do we know this? We know this, because in what they are positing as roughly parallel cases, wherein there was perhaps even more existential provocation for shooting an assailant, such as for instance, having your head smashed on a concrete walk, leftists and race hustlers have in fact vehemently objected.
In the specific instance just now referenced, the case of Zimmerman-Martin, even after it was demonstrated through imagery, and geometrically, and through the testimony of Trayvon Martin’s so-called “girlfriend”, that Trayvon had to have doubled back on Zimmerman in order to assault him; even after Zimmerman’s bloody skull and broken nose were finally shown to the public; even after the ballistics showed that Zimmerman shot up into Trayvon’s chest while, or virtually while, being battered by Trayvon, the blase’ response of the left – agreed to by our friend the Old Gap Bridger for another example – was that Zimmerman had earlier invaded Trayvon’s space, deserved an assault and battery in response, and should therefore have “taken his beating like a man”.
In other words, to some on the left who still like to pose as fellow citizens instead of declaring as outright enemies, it doesn’t matter if you are being maimed or killed by a member of the imagined victim class. You are to passively suffer it; or maybe, flee. The victim classes’ “right” to inflict mayhem on you, trumps your very right to life.
Now in the case of Officer Wilson and Michael Brown, it is apparent, even according to our hypothetical scenario here, that Brown was shot multiple more times after Officer Wilson drove off Brown’s initial attack. This additional shooting occurred after Officer Wilson extricated himself from the vehicle and, as was his duty, set off in hot pursuit of the man who had mere seconds before been battering him.
It is at this juncture that (generalizing) a further supposition of the activist left comes into play. Already under their scheme of things, you are presumed to be obligated to to suffer a beating at the hands of a member of an official victim class without responding with fatal or potentially fatal force. At the very least, the moment any such assailant pauses in his attack on you, he is presumed immune from any retaliation.
In the specific case of Brown and Wilson, Brown (under our assumed scenario) having unsuccessfully attempted to batter and or kill Officer Wilson in Wilson’s car, was fleeing the failed attempt, and thereby had under collectivist moral sensibility become immune from the leveling of deadly force in retaliation. It would not matter if Brown had just 5 seconds before gouged Wilson’s left eye out and ripped off his right ear. As the leftist activist sees it, the perpetrator is morally immunized [legally is another matter] from physical retaliation through the act of flight.
Furthermore, even if Brown ceased flight, not in order to surrender, but only to resume his assault under the transparent pretext of pretending to surrender, the left would still assert that to kill the assailant prior to a repeat of physical contact, no matter how many warnings to halt were given, was “unjust”.
The reason is that under their scheme of interpretation, neither Wilson, nor Zimmerman, nor any other person not a member of an official victim class, is even entitled to self-defense. More broadly, no one is under the leftist system, actually. But this most especially applies to all such people already considered guilty of capitalism, and economic privilege, and of engaging in the pursuit of self-interest. Those, thinks the leftist, of this bourgeois kind, who are not yet the recipients of an assault or battery or murder, are only awaiting their turn at a proper fate.
Unfortunately this attitude, more broadly predicated and subtly construed, at least superficially, has been creeping steadily into law over some generations now.
There can, it is plain, be no real reasoning across this kind of moral gulf.
One can only resist, or submit.
Posted by DNW on 2014/10/16
NBC News reports
“President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News.
The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made.
Defense Department officials said that the executive order was necessary to speed the deployments, and would allow the president to send additional forces as needed. Health officials have recorded more than 2,400 Ebola deaths in Liberia, the highest of any country.”
The National Guard? There have undoubtedly been numerous changes for the worse in our laws in recent years, but when did the President get the authority to call up National Guardsmen for duty beyond our borders on his own imperial say so?
What the hell has this country, and have its people, become?
In partial answer to my own question we have this from the Heritage Foundation. I have made paragraphs in some cases where none were before in order to emphasize certain points.:
“In the 1980s, governors again resisted a presidential call for the militia (National Guard). Some of them objected to the deployment of their states’ National Guard troops to Central America. Led by Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, these governors withheld their consent to federally ordered National Guard active duty training, as was their prerogative under then current federal law.
In response, Congress enacted the Montgomery Amendment, which prohibited governors from withholding consent for National Guard active duty service outside the United States.
Perpich filed suit against the Department of Defense, arguing that the Montgomery Amendment was unconstitutional because it infringed on the militia training authority granted to the states under Article I, Section 8, Clause 16.
Perpich also sought to enjoin the use of Minnesota National Guard troops in any training outside the United States that did not have the governor’s consent. Ultimately, the Supreme Court upheld the supremacy of presidential control over the operations of the militia when called into actual service of the United States.
Like James Monroe and Justice Joseph Story, the Court held that a state governor could not veto the use of a state militia when called upon by the nation in accordance with Congress’s constitutional power and the President’s constitutional authority.
Recent Presidents have made more use of the National Guard as a reserve, calling units up for long periods of duty abroad, in actions in the two Gulf Wars, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.”
All this still leaves open the matter of Congressional assent, and under what legal authority the militia is being “called into the actual service of the United States”.
My, what a race of serfs we have become.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/15
When the New Jerk Slimes says there were WMD in Iraq, people like Perry Hood of Lewes Delaware and the Socialist Book Putter Backer in New Zealand will just plug their ears and shout “LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA, I can’t hear you!!!eleventy!!!”
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/15
Just your typical Leftists spewing their racist filth at a black woman who didn’t stay on the plantation. As is always the case.
Originally posted on Twitchy:
Yes, these tweets directed at Stacey Dash are SICK, but we’ve come to expect that from liberals. Here’s the latest that has them so pissed, this time angry that Stacey Dash used “plantation mentality” in a sentence:
And here’s the video:
One, notice that Media Matters doesn’t actually write why they think Stacey is wrong; they’ve just posted the video with “plantation mentality” in the headline. And two, she’s really not saying anything that crazy, especially when you realize she’s discussing this ad from African-American State Senator Elbert Guillory where Guillory hammers Sen. Mary Landrieu for ignoring African-American voters in the state. More from Guillory:
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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/14
Any Leftist want to lie and tell us how good that socialist, fascist, UNCONSTITUTIONAL ObamaCare is for the people? When they do political parlor tricks to hide the jump in costs until after they get elected, all normal people know exactly what is going on. It’s corrupt, deceitful, and harmful to the US and to the Constitution and to We the People.
Originally posted on Twitchy:
It sure is! Oh, wait …
What’s all this about keeping premium costs under wraps? Allow the Washington Times to explain:
Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election.
Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1.
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Posted by Yorkshire on 2014/10/08
I received an email the other day from a Think Tank on World events. The group is called STRATFOR and tackles all types of Issues on World Problems. I dod not get the big in depth reports mostly made for International Businesses and other interests that have reasons to know what goes on in the world for News Analysis, Financial Decisions, International Corporations and others on an in depth need to know. For me, it’s sort of a casual curiosity of why things may go bump in the night. However, in the last few days this one report came through on the Muddled East and it instantly made things clearer as to why I instinctively have labeled the area “The Muddled East” for years.
First off over the centuries Islam has been at war with the West. Their extent ranged at one time from the Pyrenees Mountains in the west between France and Spain, and in the east from Instanbul to Vienna and Eastwards. By 1492 they were out of Spain, and later pushed to the Balkans. By the late 19th Century what was left was the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate. By World War1 it was somewhat worn out. In WW1 it hitched its wagon to the equally Austro-Hungarian Empire. Unfortunately, they lost that bet.
While Germany was being pounded at Versailles, Turkey or the Ottomans were waiting their turn at the table. They went to the Table with DEMANDS. They were told they LOST and was handed their Treaty and told to SIGN. They did, but hated it since their crumbling Empire was sliced and diced to where it is or being contested today. So, the reality was there was a treaty, but in the Muddled East was there PEACE.
Since the same wagons were rehitched in WW2, the outcome was worse since Israel was introduced into the Muddled area. So, after I read the following report, and watched Turkey in the last few days just watching ISIS come to the Syrian-Turkey border, but not crossing it, Turkey in a “Humanitarian” effort sat on its ASS. Apparently, the ghost of the WW1 is still alive and muddling the more than usual Muddled East.
Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: The Prize and Peril of Kirkuk
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
By Reva Bhalla
In June 1919, aboard an Allied warship en route to Paris, sat Damat Ferid Pasha, the Grand Vizier of a crumbling Ottoman Empire. The elderly statesman, donning an iconic red fez and boasting an impeccably groomed mustache, held in his hands a memorandum that he was to present to the Allied powers at the Quai d’Orsay. The negotiations on postwar reparations started five months earlier, but the Ottoman delegation was prepared to make the most of its tardy invitation to the talks. As he journeyed across the Mediterranean that summer toward the French shore, Damat Ferid mentally rehearsed the list of demands he would make to the Allied powers during his last-ditch effort to hold the empire together.
Anyway, it’s not a pretty picture, and let’s not get started on Obola
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/07
Jesse “hymietown” Jackson is going to make sure an ebola patient gets the best possible care how? Shaking down hymies? Or whites? Putting a gun to the head of the head nurse? (Oh, he already did a version of that. Just ask his wife.)
Posted by Yorkshire on 2014/10/06
<em>Paul Harvey predated Rush Limbaugh by a decade or more. However, I always thought his 5 minute commentaries at times made more sense than an hour of Rush. We did not have talk radio in the 60’s, but we had Paul Harvey and his noon time comments. His “rest of the story” comments were good stories of good people. However, reading this today rings true and worse in the following 50 years:</em>
<em><strong>The oldest genuine Paul Harvey version of this piece we’ve found so far appeared in his newspaper column in 1964:</strong></em> (Snopes)( http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/devil.asp)
<strong>If I Were the Devil </strong>
If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.
I’d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree.
So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers.
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.”
<strong>To the young I would whisper “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that “man created God,” instead of the other way around. I would confide that “what is bad is good and what is good is square.”</strong>
In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. <strong>I would caution them not to be “extreme” in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. </strong>
And the old I would teach to pray — to say after me — <strong>”Our father which are in Washington.” </strong>
Then I’d get organized.
I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.
I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.
I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me.
I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could, I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.
I’d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right.”
<strong>With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.</strong>
<strong>Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress</strong>.
Then in his own churches I’d substitute psychology for religion and deify science.
If I were Satan I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg
And the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
<strong>If I were the Devil I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work.</strong>
Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps.
If I were Satan I’d just keep doing what I’m doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.
<em>Does this sound familiar. Paul Harvey wrote it in 1964, it could just as well been written in 2014</em>.
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/10/05
You would think 60 years of Democrat One Party Rule taking Detroit from 2,000,000 people to under 700,000 and collapsing under its own governmental weight would give this clown a clue, but then again, we’re talking about the Socialist who wants to keep all his wealth here, so cognitive dissonance is a permanent fixture with him.
Originally posted on Twitchy:
It’s Michael Moore so there’s of course a large dollop of hyperbole, but the filmmaker is looking at a quiet Tigers game as a sign of “an eliminated city that invented the (eliminated) middle class.”
Inviting Michael Moore to lunch? The rich must be doing OK in Detroit.
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