Safe Streets Ahead? by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Special Issue 2013
"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"
"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.”
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
"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler
"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day
"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.
Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Safe Streets Ahead? by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Special Issue 2013
What Country is this Anti-American Potentate from again? Obama to Africa: Be wary of foreign powers, even United States - Washington Times
Obama to Africa: Be wary of foreign powers, even United States - Washington Times
Dave Boyer 6-30-13
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Apparently this bunch of 'atheists' feel a need to impose their non-religion and proselytize their beliefs with the same obnoxious religious zeal as most other religions.
Why bother being an atheist? I imagine most of them are socialist-democrats as well, which makes them a big enough pain in the ass without adding to their causes. m/r
Atheists unveil Fla monument near Ten Commandments - Yahoo! News
What a concept, a T-Shirt Supporting the 1st and 2nd Amendments is not Criminal. Charges Dismissed Against Student Refusing to Remove NRA T-Shirt
But the school says Nyet to the NRA T-shirt. The school's band leader and school administration should go back to school and learn American Civics. Unfortunately and obviously, Civics is no longer taught. m/r
Charges Dismissed Against Student Refusing to Remove NRA T-Shirt - YouTube
Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George Washington - ABC News
Saturday, June 29, 2013
It has been hard to find the exact wording or what Paula Deen actually said, in context, in the deposition that has caused all the sound and fury. The news has suspiciously be covert about the truth and was only reporting the sensational.
Fortunately, John Derbyshire looked into it and found out the story:
Well, the manager of one of Ms. Deen's restaurants brought an action in law against her for creating a hostile workplace atmosphere by using racial insults. Ms. Deen's deposition in the case included the following exchange with a lawyer.
Lawyer: "Have you ever used the N-word yourself?"The lady was referring there to a documented incident that happened in 1986. That was enough to get her denounced from all the nation's pulpits, though. The TV network canceled her show and several of her sponsors dropped her, though to their great credit some others didn't, or at least haven't as we go to tape.
Ms. Deen: "Yes, of course."
Lawyer: "Okay. In what context?"
Ms. Deen: "Well, it was probably when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head."
We then went through the usual embarrassing charade. Ms. Deen made a tearful apology, swearing that she is not a racist. That of course didn't help her; neither did the fact that she is a liberal and an on-the-record Obama supporter. Hey, George Zimmerman's a liberal, too — a registered Democrat, anyway. That's not helping him. When the forces of righteousness and orthodoxy have decided your pelt would look real good on the wall of the Diversity Chapel, ain't nothing going to help you …
… Although it depends who you are — specifically, how useful you are to the Cultural Marxists. The late Senator Robert Byrd said the N-word on nationwide TV, twice, yet every standing structure in West Virginia is still named after him. Ah, but he was a bigfoot Democrat politician, useful to the elites in getting their pet laws through Congress. That's different.
Ms. Deen has been banished into outer darkness, to the place of wailing and gnashing of teeth. Still, although the Thought Police have pushed her off the airwaves and killed her big sponsorship deals, they haven't yet deprived her of all her income. In one respect, in fact, they've given it a boost. Ms. Deen's cookbooks are selling like hot cakes … hot deep-fried Twinkies, it would be more apt to say. Her latest, which doesn't even hit the bookstores till October, is running at Number One on Amazon.com at week's end. Another book, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, is at No. 13. Several other Deen titles are out of stock.
GO TO THE LINKS
Ask Obama if he ever used the N-word himself.
She should get a smart new publisher. m/r
Paula Deen's upcoming book nixed by publisher - CBS News
Who ever thought the Senate and Obama cared about Americans ... Wrong! - 68 Senators Vote to Create Incentive for Employers to Hire Amnestied Immigrants Over U.S. Citizens
There are 70 stupid or just plain arrogant SOBs in the Senate and White House (including Biden) who are shafting America and its citizens. How much can we just hate these fools? m/r
68 Senators Vote to Create Incentive for Employers to Hire Amnestied Immigrants Over U.S. Citizens | The Weekly Standard
John McCormack June 28, 2013
As the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein recently reported: "Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead."
On Tuesday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five U.S. senators about this problem, and none of them knew if it was a problem. "We're trying to solve that right now. I don't know if that's been solved," Senator Max Baucus of Montana (chief author of Obamacare) told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
"I don't know. I'd have to look at it closely," said Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. "I just haven't read it that closely to know."
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Unfortunately, their motives are most nefarious. m/r
Potential to construct gun database, senators say | Washington Free Beacon
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Is State Dept. claiming it was caused by an internet video? Egypt Protests: US Citizen Among Three Dead
|Hillroy was here!|
"What difference, at this point, does it make?!"
Egypt Protests: US Citizen Among Three Dead
While we’re bringing millions of Undocumented-Americans “out of the shadows,” why don’t we try bringing Washington’s decadent and diseased law-making out of the shadows?
The Simulacrum of Self-Government | National Review Online
June 28, 2013
The Simulacrum (semblance) of Self-Government
Mexico gets the vote over America - "The Gang of Eight" Treacherers - Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Heroic Stand Against Amnesty
"We can create a lawful immigration system that makes us proud. But for that to happen, this bill must never become law. We must return to the drawing board and produce legislation that serves the just and legitimate interests of the nation, its people, and all who wish to call America home." - Sen. Jeff Sessions
Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Heroic Stand Against Amnesty | FrontPage Magazine
In a statement released after the vote, Sessions savaged the so-called comprehensive immigration reform bill.
We can create a lawful immigration system that makes us proud. But for that to happen, this bill must never become law. We must return to the drawing board and produce legislation that serves the just and legitimate interests of the nation, its people, and all who wish to call America home.
|Banda de Los Ocho|
“Sponsors of this legislation—despite the array of financial, establishment and special interest support—failed to hit their target of 70 votes,” Sessions said. “The more people learned about the bill the more uneasy they became. Failure to reach 70 votes is significant, and ensures the House has plenty of space to chart an opposite course and reject this fatally flawed proposal.”
The Senate-approved immigration amnesty legislation provides for a phony “border surge” that would beef up enforcement efforts — but which will never actually be carried out. The bill also perversely rewards employers for hiring illegal aliens over those legally allowed to work. Another provision would staydeportation efforts against criminal illegal aliens for two-and-a-half years to allow them to seek legal status. The legislation is also loaded with stimulus programs and political pork that has nothing to do with immigration. One provision would set aside $1.5 billion to provide low-income young people with taxpayer-funded vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, or scooters.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton - The Hill's Ballot Box
Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia.
Bert and Ernie come out in The New Yorker | Human Events
Congressman Goes Off on IRS Chief and Crumples Paper - June 27, 2013 - YouTube
IMF: ‘Climate change will create jobs’ - The Hill's E2-Wire
“It is a major issue, particularly at a time when robot-ization is developing in many of these advanced economies,” she said.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Vote anyone out of office who votes for a bill they have not read and understood! m/r
Enforcement Holiday: Immigration Bill Allows Criminal Illegals 'Safe Harbor'
A provision in the “Gang of Eight” bill would amount to a 2.5-year-long law enforcement holiday, during which time law enforcement will be forced to suspend deportation efforts against criminal illegal aliens and allow them to apply for legalization.
But the resounding answer to to the question posed: Is the Left Finally Wising Up?, Is NO!!!!
Much of the current, angry with Obama, left just can't wait to support the famously unhygienic Hillary Clinton in 2016.
There are few on the left who have taken the thoughtful and deep thinking "Road to Damascus," as has David Mamet. m/r
Is the Left Finally Wising Up? | FrontPage Magazine
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But as with us, Rome's biggest thieves and pirates were
the government itself. m/r
The Glue Holding America Together | National Review Online
JUNE 27, 2013 By Victor Davis Hanson
As it fragments into various camps, the country is being held together by a common popular culture.
As long as the sea was free of pirates, thieves were cleared from the roads, and merchants were allowed to profit, few cared whether the lawless Caracalla or the unhinged Elagabalus was emperor in distant
We have the "Natural Right to be Left Alone!" m/r
Judge Napolitano ~ NSA Most Outrageous, Extensive, Massive Violation of Constitution - YouTube
Libyan Intelligence: Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood Involved in Benghazi | FrontPage Magazine
On Wednesday, June 26, several Arabic websites, including Veto Gate, quoted the intelligence report, which apparently was first leaked to the Kuwaiti paper, Al Ra’i. Prepared by Mahmoud Ibrahim Sharif, Director of National Security for Libya, the report is addressed to the nation’s Minister of Interior.
It discusses the preliminary findings of the investigation, specifically concerning an “Egyptian cell” which was involved in the consulate attack. “Based on confessions derived from some of those arrested at the scene” six people, “all of them Egyptians” from the jihad group Ansar al-Sharia (“Supporters of Islamic Law”), were arrested.
According to the report, during interrogations, these Egyptian jihadi cell members “confessed to very serious and important information concerning the financial sources of the group and the planners of the event and the storming and burning of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi…. And among the more prominent figures whose names were mentioned by cell members during confessions were: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi; preacher Safwat Hegazi; Saudi businessman Mansour Kadasa, owner of the satellite station, Al-Nas; Egyptian Sheikh Muhammad Hassan; former presidential candidate, Hazim Salih Abu Isma’il…”
It should be noted that these findings are unsurprising: the supremacism of prominent Brotherhood figure Safwat Hegazi is such that he publicly declares the Brotherhood “will rule the world“; Saudi Mansour’s hate-mongering, pro-Brotherhood TV station repeatedly aired footage of the YouTube Muhammad movie inciting violence around the Muslim world; popular Sheikh Muhammad Hassan holds that smiling to non-Muslims is forbidden, except when trying to win them over to Islam; and Sheikh Hazim Abu Ismail is simply an openly anti-freedom, anti-infidel religious leader.
As for President Morsi, a video made during the consulate attack records people speaking in the Egyptian dialect: as they approach the beleaguered U.S. compound, one of them yells to the besiegers, “Don’t shoot—Dr. Morsi sent us!”
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First it was Lois Lerner, who led the IRS tax exempt division, now another boss takes the 5th.
Senior IRS manager invokes Fifth Amendment right before House committee | Fox News
THE DUMBEST PERSON(S) OF THE MONTH! - 26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat
26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Top Terror Threat - Rasmussen Reports™
The since the NSA and FBI are limited in their surveilling of Muslim Terrorist, the just watch everything the rest of do. m/r
FBI Pulls “Faces of Global Terrorism” Ad Because It Features Too Many Muslims | FrontPage Magazine
Why couldn’t we catch the Boston Marathon bombers? Here’s Exhibit 1.
Not only can’t we catch Muslim terrorists, we can’t even talk about them. I guess we’ll just have to wait around until the Buddhists or the Amish fly two planes into the World Trade Center and then the FBI can put the ad back up with their faces on it.
The FBI says it’s pulling some advertisements off buses in the Seattle area, after some people complained that they stereotyped Muslims.And ignoring and covering up Muslim terror increases the risk of Muslim hate crimes like the Boston Marathon massacre and September 11. But that doesn’t matter. It’s only Americans getting killed in Muslim terrorist attacks. Not people who really matter.
The ads, which began running this month in connection with a State Department program, features pictures of 16 men wanted around the globe for terrorist activities below the words: “Faces of Global Terrorism.”
Among those criticizing the ads was U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott of Seattle, who suggested they gave the impression that “terrorism only comes from one religion or one color of people,” and said the ads might increase the risk of hate crimes against Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim Americans.
Instead of banning the terrorists, the UK has banned the messenger.It is a tragic day for Western civilization.
Shooting the Messenger | FrontPage Magazine
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Scum Scam IRS Again - Veteran congresswoman hammers IRS contractor's questionable veterans disability claim | The Daily Caller
Veteran congresswoman hammers IRS contractor's questionable veterans disability claim | The Daily Caller
Caroline May 6-26-13
Game of Drones: Does NYC Have an ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ Problem? | Betabeat
“Why do you set up a little private court? That’s like saying, ‘I need a warrant and I’m going to give one to myself.’ What it leads to is judge, jury, and executioner. It’s the same thing as lynch mobs.”
Steve Wozniak: Snowden ‘Is a Hero Because This Came From His Heart’ - The Daily Beast
The Apple cofounder tells Lloyd Grove why he supports the NSA leaker, how the agency hasn’t ‘done one thing valuable for us’—and why the Internet wasn’t supposed to be this way.
How Dare NJ for further Restricting Gun Ownership with this happening!!!!! Millburn, New Jersey, Home Invasion Captured On Nanny Cam; Suspect On The Run
Millburn, New Jersey, Home Invasion Captured On Nanny Cam; Suspect On The Run - YouTube
Stupid, Lazy and Bias Agenda Driven Networks Fail to Mention ‘Lull’ in Warming in All 92 Climate Change Stories
Networks Fail to Mention ‘Lull’ in Warming in All 92 Climate Change Stories | NewsBusters
By Julia A. Seymour | June 25, 2013
Our Enemies at the top! EXCLUSIVE: Deputy of banned suicide-bomb-endorsing cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi had White House meeting with National Security Council staff
The whole administration is upside down and acting as our enemy! m/r
EXCLUSIVE: Deputy of banned suicide-bomb-endorsing cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi had White House meeting with National Security Council staff | Mail Online
- The UK and U.S. have banned Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who leads the anti-Israel International Union of Muslim Scholars.
- The Obama administration invited that group's VP, Abdallah bin Bayyah, to a private meeting on the day it announced support for Syria's rebels
- The organization ended its December 2012 board meeting by calling for the end of Israel and the return of its lands to the Palestinians
- Hours after MailOnline began inquiring with the National Security Council about its meeting with bin Bayyah, the cleric's website was edited to remove the claim that National Security Adviser Tom Donilon attended
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2348479/EXCLUSIVE-Deputy-banned-suicide-bomb-endorsing-cleric-Yusuf-al-Qaradawi-White-House-meeting-National-Security-Council-staff.html#ixzz2XKOBQzOg
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