Life is a Bungling process...

"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek
"What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence." — Christopher Hitchens (Hitch-22: A Memoir)
"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

"the difference between a negotiation and an argument ... an argument being something you can win." Christopher Buckley (Thank You For Smoking)

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

“You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.” Stan Laurel – “Brats”

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

"Half the World spends its time laughing at the other half, and both are fools." from Think Fast Mr. Moto

Monday, July 28, 2014

One Plane ride and it spreads to another Country - Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Is this a worldwide epidemic in the making? m/r

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death - Yahoo News

By Ola AwoniyiJuly 26, 2014 

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.

The health ministry said Friday that a 40-year-old Liberian man died at a private hospital in Lagos from the disease, which has now killed more than 650 people in four west African countries since January -- the deadliest outbreak in history.
The victim, who worked for the Liberian government, collapsed at Lagos international airport after arriving on a flight from Monrovia via the Togolese capital Lome on Tuesday, according to the Nigerian government.
He did not come into contact with the public in Lagos other than health workers before being isolated at the hospital, they added.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kerry's Pattern - Israeli Government Source: Kerry ‘Completely Capitulated’ to Hamas

He did the same thing for the North Viet Namese. m/r

The PJ Tatler » Israeli Government Source: Kerry ‘Completely Capitulated’ to Hamas

By Rick Moran On July 27, 2014 
A very harsh assessment comes from an Israeli government source on the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to broker a ceasefire late last week.

The Times of Israel is reporting that a government official told Israeli Channel 2 that Kerry “dug a tunnel under the Egyptian ceasefire proposal” which was accepted by Israel on Friday, and gave the Israeli government a text that accepted most of the demands made by Hamas.

To the “horror” of the Israeli ministers, the Kerry proposal accepted Hamas’s demands for the opening of border crossings into Gaza — where Israel and Egypt fear the import of weaponry; the construction of a seaport; and the creation of a post-conflict funding channel for Hamas from Qatar and other countries, according to the sources. The proposal, meanwhile, did not even provide for Israel to continue demolishing the Hamas network of “terror tunnels” dug under the Israeli border.

Rather than provoke an open diplomatic confrontation with the United States, the report said, the appalled ministers chose not to issue an official statement rejecting the Kerry terms. Instead, word of the decision was allowed to leak out.

The cabinet was meeting again on Saturday night to discuss all aspects of the 19-day conflict with Hamas. Ongoing efforts were being made to reformulate the ceasefire terms, Israeli sources said.

Channel 2′s diplomatic reporter Udi Segal said “voices” from the cabinet had described Kerry as “negligent,” “lacking the ability to understand” the issues, and “incapable of handling the most basic matters.”
Yep. That’s our Johnny.


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There are several answers, all disgusting! Why Is a 9/11 Plotter Being Severed From the Military Commission Trial?

Holder doesn't care much for America, nor Americans. His law firm was defending some of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. He seems to see them as a sick kind of ally. m/r

Ordered Liberty » Why Is a 9/11 Plotter Being Severed From the Military Commission Trial?

By Andrew C. McCarthy On July 25, 2014 @ 3:14 pm In Uncategorized | 17 Comments
The Washington Post reports that the presiding judge in the military commission prosecution of the 9/11 plotters has severed from the still unscheduled trial one of the five defendants, Ramzi Binalshibh.  That means that, if ultimately tried at all, Binalshibh would be tried separately, who knows when.

As related in the report, the ruling seems very strange. The judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, is said to have explained, as the Post puts it, that “the court needs to resolve whether Binalshibh has the mental capacity to participate in the trial.” This is difficult to square with the report’s simultaneous assertion that “neither the government nor Binalshibh’s lawyer argue that he is mentally incompetent.” To be sure, there have been questions for years about the terrorist’s mental state; but one of his civilian lawyers insisted to the Post that Binalshibh wanted to go to trial with his co-defendants. He did not wish to be severed.

There is also said to be a conflict-of-interest issue to sort out, but that claim, too, does not fare well under scrutiny.

Earlier this year the FBI began probing a defense leak of a manifesto written by Binalshibh’s more notorious co-defendant, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The manifesto was among the many documents covered by a court non-disclosure order. As I detailed in a National Review column …



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This Judge understands the Constitution, unlike the D.C. Politicians - D.C. gun provision struck down

D.C. gun provision struck down - Associated Press - POLITICO.com

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.
In a 19-page ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside the home for self-defense.
The lawsuit challenging the city’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home was filed in 2009 by three District of Columbia residents, a New Hampshire resident and the Washington state-based Second Amendment Foundation. It came shortly after the city rewrote its gun laws following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the city’s 32-year-old ban on handguns in 2008.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/dc-gun-provision-struck-down-109414.html#ixzz38i1Wdr00


Boy did US guys get screwed! AP Reporter: Get Used to the ‘New Normal’


PJ Media » AP Reporter: Get Used to the ‘New Normal’

Tom Blumer On July 27, 2014 
 "Newfound strengths"? Hardly.
One of the luckiest people on earth last week was the person at the Associated Press who began a Thursday report [1] by telling readers: “Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.”
Translation: “This ‘new normal’ economy President Barack Obama and the left have created is as good as it’s going to get. So learn to like it.”

Ordinarily, the perpetrator of such nonsense would have been known and subjected to the relentless personal ridicule he or she deserves. But this is the week the AP’s union, the News Media Guild, upset that its members have been working without a contract for almost eight months after a year of negotiating, began a series[2] of childish “multiple protests” they think will cause the news co-op “to start bargaining in good faith.” (The News Media Guild’s militance largely explains why the AP’s coverage of labor-related matters is so routinely biased.)

One of those “protests” was “a four-day byline and credit boycott” by reporters and photographers who refused to put their names on dispatches and photos submitted from Tuesday through Friday. The tortured statement which opened this column came out smack dab in the middle of that boycott, which the union hilariously described as “a sacrifice.”

Even the AP reporter’s admissions concerning how weak the economy’s performance has been under President Barack Obama were watered down.

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Obama's Police State Miles Away From the Border! While Illegals Get Bus Trips Americans are Being Tazed and Arrested by Border Patrol 100 Miles Away - YouTube

Why the hell aren't these Border Agents, who make up their own laws, on the border where they belong instead of Obama and DHS targeting Americans! 
This is none of their business off the border! 

The other part of this was commentary from Rep, Peter King supporting Stasi Tactics from the Border Patrol inside America, This is laughable from the Congressman who openly supported and solicited funds for the IRA terrorist. m/r


While Illegals Get Bus Trips Americans are Being Tazed and Arrested by Border Patrol 100 Miles Away - YouTube

Jul 26, 2014
(rightscoop.com) - In this incredible and infuriating segment from John Stossel, he shows how the Border Patrol is harassing Americans as far as a hundred miles away from the border, and in some cases, they taze and arrest those who simply don’t want to answer invasive questions from law enforcement. Meanwhile, illegal aliens are flooding across the border, those we catch are being released anyway, and many are being bussed and flown around the country!

His Silly Politics never seemed to fit with his personal and professional Self Reliance: James Garner, 1928-2014

The Lib-Democrat who acted like a rugged individualist Republican. It never quite fit.

I'll miss him! Bet most of us will. m/r

Chemistry Lessons: James Garner, 1928-2014 :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn
Ave atque vale
July 21, 2014
watchable in almost anything, even commercials. He had great sexual chemistry, which is why his leading ladies loved working with him. For my money, when it comes to Sixties sex comedies, he was better with Doris Day than Rock Hudson was, and not just for the obvious reason. InMove Over, Darling, Doris and Polly Bergen crank it up a tad too much too soon, and it's Garner dialing it back and reeling it in who keeps the picture's contrivances from getting too much. Over a third of a century, he made three movies with Julie Andrews, and made her seem desirable, which is a trick not every leading man could pull off. And, of course, he and Mariette Hartley turned those Seventies/Eighties Polaroid commercials into such mini-masterpieces of effortless charm that most viewers assumed the relationship had to be real. The chemistry was so good Miss Hartley began going around in a T-shirt proclaiming "I am NOT Mrs James Garner."
On the other hand, he had great non-sexual chemistry with Donald Pleasence in the chick-less Great Escape. Indeed, it's the only really personal relationship in the picture, as Garner's breezy, affable "Scrounger" assumes personal responsibility for the fate of the shy British document-forger as he loses what little eyesight he has left.
After his turn in the otherwise bland Mel Gibson movie version of Maverick in the Nineties, I thought that he'd enjoy a grand Clint-like old age on the big screen.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Planners are Fools - Detroit's New Light Rail Line America's Greatest Boondoggle - Yes!

Especially Urban Planners.

They think every urban area can be redeveloped as if it were DisneyWorld.

They seem to forget that Disney is private and run under velvet gloved, totalitarianism. It's theirs, so they can. I personally really hate Disney World. To me it is concentration camp lite.

Light rail systems keep cropping up in blighted urban area, make no money, go where few want to go and the rides get mugged.

Plannes are wasteful and incompetent. m/r



Is Detroit's New Light Rail Line America's Greatest Boondoggle? - Reason.com

Let Netanyahu Win!

Israel has an imperative for survival, wipe out Hamas as a fighting and terror force conclusively. 

No more phony, lying, instigated "peace talks" by enabler and appeasers who have nothing to lose as Isreal has everything to lose! 

This will also help the current anti-Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt. m/r

Netanyahu Is Winning | National Review Online

By 

His strategy to divide Hamas and Fatah, and strengthen the latter, seems to be working. 

Clausewitz famously noted, “War is the continuation of policy by other means.”
Correspondingly, Israel’s military campaign in Gaza has had two objectives. First, to degrade and deter Hamas rocket teams. Second, to weaken Hamas as a political actor.
On both counts, Israel appears to be finding success. Rocket strikes from Gaza are decreasing in frequency, and Hamas is suffering major losses. Yesterday, 150 Hamas fighters surrendered to Israeli forces in the strategic Gaza–Egypt border town of Rafah.
Most significantly, however, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas is signaling a major split with Hamas.

On Wednesday, Abbas supported the Hamas “strings attached” negotiating position — accepting the idea of a ceasefire only so long as Israel loosens its economic blockade of Gaza. However, yesterday, following discussions with Jordan’s King Abdullah, Abbas said that Egypt’s ceasefire proposal, which includes no such concession and was previously rejected by Hamas, “should be approved.” This change in tone is a clear break in Palestinian unity. Conversely, Hamas chairman Khaled Mashal, insists his group won’t accept a ceasefire until the economic blockade of Gaza is lifted, Palestinian prisoners released, and border controls relaxed (all prerequisites Israel won’t accept). Repudiating Hamas, Abbas claimed that those issues could be addressed “after” any ceasefire.
As I explained last week, driving a wedge into the Fatah–Hamas unity government is a key priority for Netanyahu.
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Is she on Drugs, Crazy, or Both? Nancy Pelosi: Moses Was a Refugee Too, Just Like Baby Jesus

Worst of all, people actually listen to her and believe her. m/r

Nancy Pelosi: Moses Was a Refugee Too, Just Like Baby Jesus