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What An Ordeal

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/15

I am at this moment in a hotel room, getting ready to head off to the airport for my three week overseas trip. But just getting here was an ordeal and a half. The company I am contracted to has known I needed to be in Salt Lake City by the 13th or 14th so I can catch my flight on the 15th for 2 months. And I kept training students right up to the end (a break in training of 45 days or more means I would have to go through the 4-day training class all over again). My last student found my truck in the shop 5 times in 5 weeks, one of those times being his fault. I had nox sensor issues more than once, a clutch replaced, a fuel pump replaced, a cylinder liner replaced, and a brand new 1200 dollar super-single drive tire replaced with another brand new 1200 dollar tire (his fault).

On August 6, I was in California. I delivered a load to Carson, then went over to Colton to pick up my next load, headed to Shelbyville, Tennessee. The load was to pick up between 10am and 11pm on the 6th, so I arrived at 5am and waited. And waited. And waited some more. It wasn’t ready at 10am like it was supposed to be, then at 1pm I was informed a stop in Ochelaka, Oklahoma was added. It was finally ready to go at 7pm.

The delivery times of 3am on the 8th for OK and 3am on the 9th for TN got changed. New delivery times were 630am on the 9th and 3am on the 10th. And I got time to go into the shop at the Petro to get my drive tire replaced. My student had dropped a trailer and pulled out from under it, like is done 120 times a year. Only he didn’t lower the landing gear far enough, and he pulled out real fast without stopping midway to assure things were good. The trailer dropped down onto the drive tire, and since he was pulling out too fast, the truck came right out, shredding the tread on one 1200 dollar super-single drive tire. All the way around the tire.

I got load assignments to pick up a load on the morning of the 10th to deliver to Haverhill, Massachusetts the morning of the 11th and pick up a load in the Boston area 3pm on the 11th to be delivered to Ogden, UT on the 13th.

After delivering in OK, my Shelbyville delivery time for the 10th got changed to 720am, meaning I would be late to pick up in Murfreesboro, late to deliver to Haverhill, late to pick up in the Boston area. So I go pick up my load in Murfreesboro. And lo and behold, the yard jockey had backed the trailer up too far. He pushed the trailer tires against a large concrete back-stop, pinning the mudflap between the back-stop and the tire. And when he dropped the trailer, he tore off the mudflap and bent the bracket. I was going to have to go out-of-route to Nashville to get the damage repaired. But first, it being a heavy load, I had to get the truck scaled out. And there was a long line inside the truckstop waiting for the scale ticket. And then the scale ticket. 30,000 on the drives and 36,600 on the trailer. 34,000 maximum. So back out, stretch the trailer tandems as long as legally possible. Rescale. 32,000 on the drives, 34,600 on the trailer. Overweight. Back to the shipper to rework the load. Over an hour lost at the truckstop. Two hours lost at the shipper. Then back to the truckstop to scale it out, and it’s legal this time.

So next we go to the TA to get the mudflap hanger straightened and a new mudflap installed. 40 miles out of route, and 3 hours wait time. And we’re finally ready to roll on to Haverhill, MA. Shortly after leaving Nashville on I-40, a man with white hair and a short-cropped white beard walked toward the highway so my student moved into the left lane and slowed down. The man continued walking out onto the 70 mph highway, and then he really did it. He threw something that looked like a brick at my windshield! He missed, hitting my mirror mount and barely hitting the lower seal around the passenger mirror.

Instead of delivering in Haverhill at 4am on the 11th, it looked like a 5pm delivery. My load out of Boston to Ogden got pulled off me. Now, I had a delivery in Northeast Massachusetts for the evening of the 11th with nothing getting to Utah. And a flight and hotel room I already paid for on the line. But my Dispatch Manager pulled through. I had an 11pm pick up in Middletown, Connecticut to be delivered to Salt Lake City 11pm on the 13th.

So, we get stuck behind a crash on I-78 on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border. Then we get stuck behind a crash on I-287 in New York. Then we get stuck in a 7 mile back-up behind a crash on I-95 in Connecticut. Then we get stuck in a back-up on I-290 in Massachusetts. We finally get delivered in Haverhill at 930pm, when it was supposed to be delivered at 4am. Now, off to the Connecticut pick-up. And… we get stuck in an hour-long back-up on I-90 in Massachusetts. And a midnight pick-up. Other than unseasonable cold and unusual rain where it doesn’t normally in the summer, the trip to Salt Lake City was uneventful. Finally, I could relax.

There’s still time for something else to be screwed up since I am not on the plane yet…

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The liberalism of the American Liberal Times blog: beyond mere stupidity

Posted by DNW on 2014/08/14

A little while ago I posted on my failed project to enter into a constructive dialog with a liberal … any liberal at all. The latest case being, one John The Liberal, the proprietor of the “American Liberal Times” blog.

That was then.

Today, my morbid curiosity got the best of me and I returned to glance at his blog once again. Like a gruesome accident, it’s hard to look at, and equally hard to look away from.

Well, despite his occasional references to his advancing age, his daily torrent of senescent vitriol seems completely undiminished. The single minded, monomaniacal obsessiveness of it all would astonish me if I had not seen it all before with other elderly liberals.

What remains shocking however, is the near total mental disconnect of these people from reality. In particular, this guy’s worldview must have been formed on another planet entirely.

Just a couple of amazing examples will be provided. Amazing in their brazen intellectual lunacy. Amazing in their psychological autism, and in the obvious inability of the author to self-audit or pay any attention to facts at all.

And bear in mind that for what little it is worth, this fellow regularly purports to be a Christian, if a proudly liberal one, whose God is “love”.

At any rate, introducing just a little more of John The Liberal. (Try not to laugh at the hat.)

American Liberal

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John The Liberal has a few observations and rhetorical-style questions.

We will – as a pure exercise as he will likely never read this – try to help him (or those like him) understand the real world better, and more accurately, through listing his remarks as “questions” and “comments”, and then proposing our “answers”.

 

1, Question  from John:

“It seems that some “Christians” . . . ( I have no reason to doubt they are Christians . . . I am not their judge and jury . . . That is God’s Business) . . . some Christians seems to be Hell-bent ( pardon the unintended pun) on getting themselves into trouble by trying to export their belief system to foreign cultures . . . did you ever notice?”

 

Answer:

Dear John.

Yes we have. This is probably due to the fact that it is a critical and essential part of their faith according to its very Founder. Sometimes it is referred to as “The Great Commission” . You have repeatedly referred to your own religious faith in terms which would lead one to assume that it had, or once had, something to do with Christianity as well. So perhaps you heard of the command to evangelize at one time.

The following references were mostly taken directly from a Bible verse site which easily accessible to anyone looking to confirm.

 

Matthew Chapter 28

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world.
Mark 16:15

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Luke 12:8

Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God
Mark 4:21

And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?”

 

It should also be noted that Church history records that all the original apostles did in fact “get into trouble” exporting their faith to foreign cultures; with only one apostle even surviving the commission: albeit in exile.  The plain fact is that the faith was at one time foreign to all cultures; even the culture of its homeland.

So yes, John. Many people have noticed.

 

2, Comment from John:

“I am one of those “Liberal Freaks” who firmly believes that if some pew-jumper church starts preaching politics from the pulpit it should lost its tax-exempt status . . . period . . . end of story. Why should they rake in millions of tax-free dollars for their big wig preachers to live high on the hog on and be able to shove their politics down their parishioners’ throats at the same time?

It has nothing to do with “freedum of ree-ligiun” at all.

It has to do with trying to mix politics and religion – – and that is something that simply cannot work out in the long run. …

I’m all in favor of the government taxing the Living Hell out of any church that makes itself a virtual headquarters of some political party.
Share this:callous! I didn’t mean for it to sound that way but I think it has to be asked.)

 

Answer: Jeremiah Wright and Trinity United

 

3, An “observation”  from John The Liberal of American Liberal Times:

“When tyranny comes to a nation it always comes wrapped in a flag and carrying a gun and a Bible.”

Answer:

Really, John?

Pol-Pot Mao Zedong (1) Mao Zedong (2) Robespierre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pol Pot

 

Mao

 

Stalin

 

Robespierre and the efforts of his friends and allies

 

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Game Over!

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/13

John Hitchcock:

When the judge says something to the order of “y’all don’t have to defend yourselves because the fool didn’t get out the door”, you know the terrorist, drug smuggler, perjurer, lawfare creep has nothin.

Originally posted on hogewash:

We win, and Brett Kimberlin loses!

UPDATE—We did not put on a defense. Judge Johnson ruled that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin did not present evidence of the torts he was alleging, and he ruled in our favor as a matter of law after TDPK rested his case.

UPDATE 2—I’d like to offer my thanks to all of you folks who have offered your prayers and encouragement. I’d like to thank Patrick Ostronic, who provided Aaron, Stacy, and me with a pro bono defense. Thanks are also due to Ken White for putting up the Popehat signal on our behalf and to Glenn Reynolds for the Instalanche of Ken’s post that alerted Patrick to our plight.

UPDATE 3—Instalanche! Thanks again, Prof. Reynolds, and welcome, Instapundit readers. BTW, the Blogfather is correct in his estimation that one of Brett Kimberlin’s biggest mistakes was trying to outcrazy Stacy McCain.

UPDATE 4—Mrs. Hoge…

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‘Badass’ David Draiman unloads on liberal media for fueling ‘a wave of anti-Semitism’

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/09

John Hitchcock:

David Draiman isn’t the only one who is tired of the hypocritical, fascist, anti-American, anti-Semite, lying Leftist mainstream media. And he tells it like it is, with the plans of the terrorists who follow the teachings of the anti-Semite false prophet who buggered a 9 year old girl.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

In July, Disturbed and Device vocalist David Draiman told “the mainstream media, anti-Semites, propagandists, and attackers of Israel” he’d “had about enough of your bullsh*t.” In a scorching rant, Draiman ripped the media again for fueling a stomach-turning “wave of anti-Semitism.”

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AP: Iraqi official says ISIS has taken ‘hundreds of Yazidi women’ captive

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/08

John Hitchcock:

And yet our Leftist colleges and politicians who claim the GOP has this “war on women” won’t let a woman speak out against the genital mutilation practices of these Islamic treacherous people because it would make the Leftist feminazis look hypocritical.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

There is a disturbing report coming out of Iraq that ISIS militants have taken “hundreds” of women hostage. The Associated Press cited an Iraqi official as their source.

https://twitter.com/AP/status/497825482210283521

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Hamas-affiliated imam vows to ‘exterminate’ all Israelis

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/08

John Hitchcock:

And this is what the deranged Left, the Democrats (I repeat myself), the mainstream media (I repeat myself again) deem worthy of respect and negotiations. Destroy all the terrorists who follow the false prophet who buggered a 9 year old girl.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Video via MEMRI:

The Times of Israel:

A Hamas-affiliated imam in Gaza said the group will “exterminate” Jews, and launched an anti-Semitic diatribe in a sermon broadcast on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV station.

“Our doctrine in fighting you (the Jews) is that we will totally exterminate you,” he says. “We will not leave a single one of you alive, because you are alien usurpers of the land and eternal mercenaries.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper called attention to the vile comments on his Twitter feed:

Quite the humanitarian!

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‘You own this': White House flack hit with truth for claim ‘GOP hypothesis’ on Iraq ‘disproved’

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/08

John Hitchcock:

Being able to say “we were right” doesn’t bring those dead Mohammedans, Christians, Yazidis, Kurds back to life, nor does it stop female genital mutilation. But Obama knows if he admits we were right, the Left will never get to do what they want again. So, he will continue to blame Republican strawmen he creates.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

“White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response” Jesse Lee took on what he said is a bogus “GOP hypothesis” that parts of Iraq are falling into the hands of ISIS because President Obama ended the U.S. presence on the ground there:

What’s happening in Iraq has proven the GOP wrong? Too much!

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In Re Kimberlin v. Walker, et al.

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/08

John Hitchcock:

If you don’t like it when a terrorist, bomber, drug pusher, perjurer, law enforcement impersonator, little girl lover tries to take away your First Amendment rights, help these bloggers out as best you can.

Originally posted on hogewash:

We go to trial on Monday. Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar and I are confident that we will be vindicated. After I return from work today, the weekend will be spent preparing for the trial. Blogging is likely to be very light for the next few days.

I got involved in all this when I became aware of Brett Kimberlin’s anti-First-Amendment activities, especially his attempt to use a peace order to unconstitutionally gag Aaron and his calls to Stacy’s wife’s employer that resulted in the McCain family moving to an undisclosed location. I stuck with the story and was able to cover the various trials and hearing in nearby courts during 2012.  By late 2012, I had become a target of Team Kimberlin as well. By 2013, I became enmeshed in the legal wrangling myself.

I’m looking forward to the trial, not because I enjoy being sued, but because…

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‘Kill urself … Zionist scum': Sean Hannity’s Israel tweets greeted with hate

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/04

John Hitchcock:

… and the anti-Semites come out in force, wishing Sean Hannity dead.

With all the anti-Semites wanting the defenders of Israel dead, let’s look at the other side. The world would be a safer, freer, more prosperous place if all the anti-Semites suddenly vanished. Think about it. Look at all the other positions the anti-Semites collectively hold. You know it’s true.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported, Sean Hannity has been sharing photos of his trip to Israel, where he’s meeting with IDF soldiers and learning more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Haters don’t care much for his efforts, and they’ve taken to Twitter to let him know:

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‘Look how deep Hamas tunnels dug’! Sean Hannity visits Israel [photos]

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/04

John Hitchcock:

Sean Hannity goes to Israel, interviews IDF members, photographs Hamas tunnels (with electrical wiring and standing room)…

Originally posted on Twitchy:

True. Story.

While he’s in Israel, Hannity is spending time with the IDF:

He’s even had a chance to see Hamas’ tunnels up close:

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Jew-Hating Mainstream Media Used As Human Shields. Will They Become #Pro-Israel?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/04

Yeah, like that’s ever gonna happen. But seriously, Hamas used the media as human shields as they launched a rocket aimed at Israel from the Gaza hotel that the media uses.

Will the media wake up to the Truth? Is the Pope Hindu?

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Ohio Aborts Abortion Mill

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/02

An “women’s health clinic” (read: abortion mill) got closed down because it grossly failed its health inspection. A Planned Parenthood abortion mill in Northeast Ohio got a big, fat fine because it failed its health inspection.

It’s not like it was a surprise what they needed to do. They have all the regulations available to them. It’s an open-book exam. And, apparently, an open-and-shut case.

(I’m allowed to mix my metaphors because my brother’s the University English professor, not me.)

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‘Can’t handle the truth': Allen West tips hat to Rep. Tom Marino for sparking Nancy Pelosi’s ‘meltdown’

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/02

John Hitchcock:

Could Allen West and Sarah Palin officially unofficially announce they are joining together as a Presidential ticket option before the nominating process begins? Because that would be excellent.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported, Rep. Nancy Pelosi became furious last night after Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) blasted Pelosi and the Democrats for doing nothing about the border problems when they fully controlled the House, Senate and White House in 2009 and 2010. A furious Pelosi crossed the aisle, pointed, and according to Rep. Marino, Pelosi called him an “insignificant person.”

Allen West tipped his hat to the source of Pelosi’s outburst, and Rep. Marino responded:

https://twitter.com/RepTomMarino/status/495580684124438528

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‘You fall for it’: David Draiman hammers Piers Morgan for claim Israel has a ‘child-slaughtering military strategy’

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/02

John Hitchcock:

Who knew Piers Morgan was an anti-Semite? Oh, he’s a far left radical Leftist and former member of the press? That explains it.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Former CNN host Piers Morgan’s take on Israel and Hamas might be about what you’d expect:

Disturbed and Device vocalist David Draiman wasn’t happy with Morgan, to put it mildly:

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BREAKING: Kimberlin Ordered to Pay Sanction

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/08/01

John Hitchcock:

Brett never filed an honest suit, from all the information I have seen (although I never looked very hard), and now his shenanigans are costing him money. I’m sure he didn’t expect anything like this out of his lawfare.

Originally posted on hogewash:

Judge Creighton has ordered Brett Kimberlin to pay $600 dollars in legal fees as a sanction for failure to provide timely discovery in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit.

More later.

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