Frightening and real, “Talking about guns and violence is easy…”
I am not believing anything that comes out of this administration’s state department.
westboro church going to picket the dead kids funerals.
they need to be exterminated
“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment,” Shirley Phelps-Roper tweeted on Dec. 15.
Sure. Lets fall into another trap. I admit I probably dont understand the motivations involved but I wonder about the optics given an obvious shift in public perceptions around gay marriage.
Im sorry but this reads like another trap like the birth control/abortion debate that was brought up by ObamaCare. Republicans because of poor messaging ended up looking like they were waging a war on women.
Now this business
Subject: Jews in Denmark advised not to wear Star of David
Article reprinted in Aftenposten – from Jyllandsposten in Denmark.
[Translated by Gabilange’s husband.]
– We advise Israelis not to go with the skullcap on the street. Even in areas that are considered safe, says says Arthur Avnon, Israel’s ambassador to Denmark, to Jyllandsposten.
The ambassador also discourages wearing visible Stars of David. The reason for the advice is that Jews are increasingly subjected to harassment and vilification, the newspaper said.
Also the Jewish private school’s (Caroline School) principal Jan G. Hansen tells his students to think before they walk in “some areas” with a skullcap or Star of David.
Avnon says that several Danish Jews have moved to Israel to avoid persecution, and believes that the problem of Jewish harassment is related to the number of Muslims in Denmark.
– We see the same trend in many countries where there is a large Muslim population. Jews are leaving, and for the most part, they go to Israel, says Avnon in the interview.
Islamists want Sharia zones in Denmark
– Terroristic acts
The Israeli Embassy in Copenhagen was attacked on the 19th of November by about 20 people who threw large stones and sent fireworks into the embassy. Avnon called this a “terrorist act”.
– Maybe it was not their intention to kill, but it could happen, Avnon says.
The Jewish community in Denmark has documented 37 incidents of anti-Semitism in Denmark this year. This includes cases where a bank employee refused to convert Israeli currency, hacker attacks, and throwing stones at Jewish homes.
– Unfair allegation
The Muslim communal organization, the Islamic Religious Community believes it’s an unfair accusation.
Nobody sane wants to believe that the Obamic Decline is intentional.
But nobody capable of any analytical thought can escape the facts.
And nobody can deny that Cloward and Piven…and their fellow Collectivist monsters…deliberately designed a catastrophic failure plan for the United States, and THEN pushed it.
I’m sure they are trying to preserve her marriage…
So, THIS is where they are harnessing the power of moonpony farts and unicorn manure…!!!!
But THIS is unpossible…
Nice Collectivists destroy small business-owner’s source of income, and call him racial epithets…
no, no. This has to be the work of Breitbart agents provocateur.
This posting has a great interview of Clint before the protests. He’s a peaceful God-fearing charitable man. He’s been running his cart by the capital for many years.
Help the hot dog man rebuild!
Very interesting treatment of how the Left Blog-0-sphere shapes narratives for the Mushroom Media with NO attachment to reality.
I’m not a conspiracy nut but since at one time I was connected to the intelligence community this stuff does make some sense. It’s about what really was and is going on in the Middle East, Benghazi etc…
The time for “fall out” shelters might be returning – Scary stuff!
Fascinating. As you say, this does seem to offer an overview, a picture filling in the missing pieces.
Why the US alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood? Strategic — as a counterweight to Hagmann’s axis of Iran/Syria/Russia/China? How’s that gonna work out?
Or other more implausible possibilities (e.g.administration affinities for Muslim jihad/ Black Liberation-based philosophies that would turn world order upside-down)?
Just would like to point out that there is another conservative (UT) law professor out there by the name of Lino Graglia who has continued to point out the negatives of affirmative action.
Of course I had to resort to hearing of the latest episode on a foreign news source,
I’m sure that at some point that he will pay the price for simply telling the truth…
Again, really interesting.
Of course Professor Graglia will be condemned as a racist.
I found this to be a thoughtful summary on the recent history of political correctness —
This could be important–
The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) filed a challenge to Obamacare citing unconstitutionality as the bill didn’t originate in the House.
One might ask how could Roberts possibly take up a challenge that argues that the bill is unconstitutional BECAUSE it is a tax??!!
His sophistry exposed.
WSJ’s James Taranto wrote about the PLF challenge last week, providing reasoning as to why it probably won’t be heard. PLF’s elegant and wise defense of its position here (including links to other ongoing Obamacare challenges):
Soldier Plays National Anthem on top of base in an Afghan valley.
God Bless America
Hey, small price to pay to give Rambobama his “gutsy call” moment.
How have we not freed this man and brought him to the home of the brave where he clearly belongs.
The one key word response…
“narrative”. Same single word explanation for Benghazi.
Online media autopsy ?
A word to the wise from the deservedly eminent Thomas Sowell, Sometimes Government’s Biggest Tax Bite Is Out Of Poor.
“Inflation is the cruelest tax” — variously attributed to both Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman (both of them probably said it at one time or another)
“Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.” — Milton Friedman
“Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” — Ronald Reagan
“By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” — John Maynard Keynes (yes, even Keynes understood)
From an email “Cheat Sheet” from the Beastly Day I get…
“Are you sitting down? Pasta is in danger of becoming extinct, writes Mark Hertsgaard in Newsweek. Wheat, which grows best in cooler seasons, has already become a victim of global warming and stands to suffer further as temperatures rise. Unless more of America acknowledges the reality of climate change, the noodle may one day go the way of the dinosaur—but not before faltering harvests lead to shockingly high prices for one of the world’s most popular staple foods.”
This is simply despicable. It is madness.
Do any LI readers believe that today’s proposal by Randi Weingarten — the head of the American Federation of Teachers — to have teacher certification done by exam will improve the quality of US education?
“We propose that all prospective teachers in the United States take a rigorous bar exam that gauges mastery of subject-matter knowledge and demonstrates competency in how to teach it.”
Can you imagine the kind of subject matter and teaching competency that would be required by the AFT?
As we know, much libertarian / Austrian economic theory has been devoted to the destructive role of unions in reducing entry to fields of employment while reducing quality of production.
We also are aware of the tragic results of the AFT’s efforts in education.
So on a different topic I introduce you to the undergraduate background of Randi Weingarten, leader of the AFT: a graduate of one of NY State public colleges at Cornell (as was Sandra Fluke) — the College of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). This college has classes like ILRIC 4313 “Labor and Social Movement Approaches to Climate Change and Sustainable Development.”
Other classes with less obvious tells — e.g. ILRIC 6344 “International Labor Law” — still promise to take up “… the thematic treatment of migrant workers, women workers and child labor.”
I am sure the course descriptions are mild compared to the actual content.
ILR — a school training warriors against the free market. Randi Weingarten, an animal more equal than others, advancing the cause.
Newt talks about Clinton.
Operation Demoralize continues….and I dont mean its coming from Newt he is just offering observation.
But sheesh…the big media is already campaigning for Hillary. Wouldnt her run for Pres make her the second oldest?
Clearly Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the Democrats are the ones we should trust with our tax dollars to get this country out of debt…
Unbelievable. Oh wait. Entirely believable.
Harvard College officially recognizes kinky sex club.
This seems to be a trend…”raise taxes” mewling Collectivists acting…um…RATIONALLY to avoid paying taxes.
The story of the Costco CEO BORROWING money to pay himself in advance so as to avoid future tax liability is really a knee-slapper.
You simply cannot make this up.
So my point is quite simple. Quit bitching and start doing.
Sean Penn and Oliver Stone are going to do what they are going to do. Conservatives and libertarians have to do the same thing — but better.
Sorry about the better, but that’s just the facts right now. Bias exists and you’re going to have to overcome it. The best way to achieve that is by aesthetic excellence. And the only way to achieve that excellence, assuming you have the basic talent, unfortunately is hard work. It all comes down to the old tourist query joke about “How do you get to Carnegie Hall.” (“Practice, practice, practice,” for the twelve people who don’t know it).
Whoever said it was going to be easy? And making it more difficult is that conservatives tend to be out of practice where cultural endeavors are concerned (except perhaps in country music, which is important). When you disdain or ignore something, the skills wither.
I’m talking in generalities, of course. Plenty of great conservative artists exist. But the number needs to be extended considerably in order even to come close to parity and level the artistic playing field to some small degree. Cultural institutions (movie studios, theatres, philanthropies etc.) must be built as well because you can do terrific things but, without the means of distributing them, they are the proverbial trees growing unseen in the wilderness.
Hey now. 5 Bloggers wed like to see on the tube. And look who is on that list
Bill Whittle on “unserious people”…
Must view for everyone.
I watched, really worth while. He’s top notch. Thanks for recommending.
Could you bring up the EUROPEAN UNION…
All anyone, and specifically the MEDIA is talking about is the Middle East and the FISCAL CLIFF…Would it kill someone to point to Europe and say, “Hey, maybe we shouldn’t do that.”? It’s a massive billboard for why we shouldn’t be pursuing any of Obama’s policies.
Please, it’s killin me not having ppl talk about it
ALSO OF CONCERN – the ruse of the Climate talks in Qatar, their institution of a world/global carbon tax and measures that supercede US national sovereignty.
Shock waves across Michigan over Right-to-work…
Suddenly, without warning-
Somebody ticked off the Nerd.
Stay tuned, and hold onto your hats, boys.
Gun control advocate seeking to replace Jesse Jackson Jr arrested for trying to bring handgun on plane.
That ol’ totalitarian urge is pretty strong in the ObamaBanana Republic…
“The Common Core, then, should be viewed, at least in part, as an attempt by the Obama administration to gain control of what is taught in public schools for the purpose of indoctrination. As Stanley Kurtz puts it, “Obama has managed to press direct support for his most cherished and controversial policy initiative onto your local school district.”
Kurtz warned about this move in Spreading The Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For the Cites. And he documented the central role in the development of the Common Core being played by Linda Darling-Hammond.”
ObamaCore is as scary as ObamaCare.
Since this a blog that concerns itself with both Rhode Island AND the Providence Plantations, this ought to be of general interest: http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/12/05/rhode-islands-blue-civil-war/
Which is like putting Libya on the UN Human Rights Counsel.
The smart legislative strategy for Obama’s second term
– Newt Gingrich
Excerpt: “The House has five great tools for offsetting a President. These tools are helped by a cooperative Senate but they are not eliminated by an uncooperative Senate.
The five tools are:
The House Republicans today are over-relying on negotiations, the fifth and least useful of the five tools. Our effective negotiations with President Clinton only came after the two government shutdowns. We had to earn his respect through direct, hard confrontation before we could get his attention for practical negotiations.
The negotiation tool is the weakest because it centralizes communications and decision making into a formula which maximizes the President’s dominance within the national news media.”
There is No Fiscal Cliff
– Newt Gingrich
Excerpt: “At any point they wanted to, the President and the Congress could reduce the ‘cliff’ to a series of foothills by breaking the problem into ten or twenty component parts. They could then focus on solving each problem on its own merits and out in the open with public hearings, public understanding and public involvement. Public understanding, however, would limit the level of waste, favoritism, and special interests which could be funded. That is exactly the opposite of what the Washington establishment wants.”
Newt has destroyed all the current MYTHS and MANTRAS that are being foisted in our culture:
Tax the Rich
Conservatives Actually Suck at This
– Erick Erickson
Excerpt: “In the past decade, conservatives have also lost a lot of brand recognition. The GOP and ‘conservatives’ are used interchangeably. People now read National Review to find out what Republican leaders are doing instead of conservatives. People check the American Conservative Union scorecard to see how Republican a person is, not how conservative they are. Too many conservative organizations are draining donors dry with no real results to speak of. A heck of a lot of conservative organizations will disappear overnight when their geriatric leaders die because they’ve become too wrapped up in the identity of their leader, not in the cause they have long claimed to serve.
Some of these groups are stifling the regeneration of the conservative movement through hoarding donors, co-opting the projects of younger groups only to fail at execution, and otherwise just taking up space as a conservative group when often it’s just an excuse for another cocktail party to give out more awards where the GOP establishment will come and kiss rear ends in the Beltway nonaggression club of uselessness on the right.”
I remember what I call the Patented Ed Asner response to the question, “Are you a Communist?”.
“What’s a Communist” (chuckle), Asner said in his most grandfatherly manner.
Well, you are, Ed. You are a Communist/Collectivist liar.
New York State Senate Democrats are furious today over an unprecedented agreement reached by Republicans and conservative-leaning Democrats who disbanded from their party to form their own caucus.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-state-senate-independent-democrat-conference-republicans-dean-skelos-2012-12#ixzz2E7SOhObH
Doctor famous for painful scream demands patient swallow giant pill right now.
Oh, if I could only be sure that ORAL administration of that bolus is what he wants…
Hmm… That bears some looking into.
Anne, this would seem a subject for your talents…
That was an interesting read, thanks.
Judge recused in the Fort Hood case.
Should we now sell designer babies on Craig’s List to anyone who wants them? From any country? (Just hire a “surrogate”.) What’s next — women in third-world countries warehoused to give birth to future slaves or jihadist armies? Should not all of this stuff be outlawed? For sale: Donor embryos newest addition to world of artificial procreation.
Keeping current with the Zimmerman case, the latest incisive article from Conservative Treehouse, “The Fabrication of Evidence Is A Crime.”
Please, Sam! “Incisive” is the last thing I’d call “sundance”. He’s a kook. A crank. Read Zimmerman’s defense site for anything real.
You could be right, counselor.
Tell me, do you think that “sundance’s” arguments are valid or not?
What I’ve seen and researched is typical of conspiracy theory. You have a logic chain…often with several bad links…leading to lurid conclusions.
Watch the conduct of the case in the real world, not “sundance’s” bizzaro world.
Personally, from what I’ve read thus far, it seems to me that lawyer Crump et al have been, and are now, engaged in practicing an artful deception respective to witness 8, “Dee Dee.”
Obviously, we’ll just have to disagree about that matter for the time being. The truth will eventually come out.
Nov 26 2012
Reid Blocks Vote on Amendment to Protect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement today regarding his amendments to the Sportsmen’s bill (S. 3525), specifically an amendment to protect veterans’ gun rights, which were blocked by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
“I’m disappointed Senator Reid once again refused to allow Senators to offer amendments. One amendment I filed – the Veterans’ Second Amendment Protection Act – would have prevented our nation’s veterans from being denied due process before having a fundamental Constitutional right taken away when they attempt to purchase a firearm. Specifically, my amendment would have required all veterans who are considered mentally incompetent for purposes of assigning benefit payments, not be considered ‘adjudicated as a mental defective’, and thus losing their Second Amendment rights, unless they have been found by a judicial authority to be a danger to themselves or to others. Instead of working with his colleagues to correct this overly-broad and unjust regulation, Reid has blocked a vote on this common sense solution. The American people, and our veterans who have risked their lives for this country, deserve better,” Dr. Coburn said.
I find this fascinating. If judged financially incompetent, Veterans are placed on the criminal background check list? ( Article at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/03/veterans-gun-rights-sticking-point-in-defense-bill/ )
I would think that all financially incompetent people should take note that they are about to become 2nd class Citizens… funny. That would be 85% of our law-makers and 47% of the rest?
And this concept as a rider on Defense Bill?
A Republican from Ohio managed to get this poem inserted into the Congressional record after Truman gave a speech in 1949 comparing the current “reactionaries” who oppose expansion of the welfare state to “reactionaries” who opposed the Louisiana Purchase:
“Ode To the Welfare State”
One of the commenters at the blog dug up Truman’s speech (scroll down to where it says “ADDRESS” to bypass all the BS and get to the actual speech):
Now, I think I could support that.
Former Greek PM G-Pap’s 89 Year Old Mother Said To Have $700 Million In Swiss Bank Account over @ zerohedge.com
Agenda 21 explained:
“Everything is proceeding as I have forseen”.
And you don’t have to be a sage to understand cause >>> effect…