"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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Let Obama make it perfectly clear: You can't rely on the US.

Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Tells the World We Aren’t Going to Do Anything About Invasion of Ukraine | National Review Online

And Now Obama's Cold War Starts - Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' after Crimea airports blockaded

Our place in the world under Obama has degraded to the point that Russia knows it can use it military power and influence as in 1955 in Hungary or 1968 in Czechoslovakia. It might be given the appellation: Obamawar. It whiffs of the Cold War. m/r 

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'armed invasion' after Crimea airports blockaded - Telegraph

by Agencies  2-28-14

Ukranian minister accuses Russia of an armed takeover of Crimea amid reports that airports have been seized

Ukraine accused Russia of staging an "armed invasion" of Crimea on Friday as the ex-Soviet state's ousted leader prepared to emerge defiant from five days of hiding after winning protection from Moscow.
Unidentified armed men were patrolling outside of Crimea's main airport early Friday while gunmen were also reported to have seized another airfield on the southwest of the peninsula where ethnic Russians are a majority and where pro-Moscow sentiment runs high.
Western governments have been watching with increasing worry as Kiev's new pro-EU rulers grapple with dual threats of economic collapse and cession from Russified southern and eastern regions of the divided nation, which had backed fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych.
Russian President Vladimir Putin this week stoked concerns that Moscow might use its military might to sway the outcome of Ukraine's three-month standoff by ordering snap combat drills near its borderinvolving 150,000 troops and nearly 900 tanks. ...
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If true, one could almost get religion - Rumors persist that Hillary won’t run because health is worse than disclosed

Rumors persist that Hillary won’t run because health is worse than disclosed | The Daily Caller

A Politician in the Making

An embryonic "political leader" in the making.

This verbal arm twisting scene by Freddy Bartholomew seems all too familiar. m/r

Captains Courageous (1937) - YouTube
Nov 9, 2010
Captains Courageous (Victor Fleming, USA, 1937)
Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028691/

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Corrupt Old Hag "Miss Havisham" Reid hammered is caught lying again

This lying old fool has been painting the opposition with his own brush again. m/r

Reid hammered by GOP after claiming all ObamaCare 'horror stories' untrue | Fox News


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is being hammered by Republican lawmakers after he claimed on the Senate floor that all the ObamaCare "horror stories" being circulated are untrue.
Reid tried to clarify his remarks late Wednesday by saying he was only referring to the “vast majority” of stories featured in ads funded by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group, and not the complaints of everyday Americans. However, he added fuel to the fire by continuing to slam the group’s backers, the Koch brothers, calling them “un-American.” 
Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, in response, said Reid had effectively "attacked the character and integrity of every American who had the courage to share how they're being hurt by the president's health care law." 
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., called Reid's original remarks "astounding and offensive." 
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Totalitarian Vipers Have To Be Watched Ever Moment!

They aim to poison the Nation and Kill the Constitution when we are not looking. 

They may occasionally back off from some of their outrages, but they are relentless for power and control and always try to sneak in what has failed in the past by some other devious means. They really believe in their end justifies their means. m/r

Obama’s Trifecta | The American Spectator

By  – 2.26.14

He's violated each of the First Amendment’s parts.

 The First Amendment has three parts to it: the protection of religious freedom, the protection of speech and press, and the protection of the people’s right to assembly and petition. In all three categories, the Obama administration’s record is outrageous: it has forced the religious to finance free contraceptives, treated some journalists as potential criminals, and sought to undermine political speech and action through “campaign finance reform” and IRS harassment.
Conforming to the Obama administration’s pattern of disregarding the First Amendment in total is this month’s news: a Federal Communications Commission plan, now thwarted, to gather information on newsroom practices.
Obama’s appointees thought it a worthy potential project for the federal government to probe journalists on how they decide what constitutes news. A plan that involved peppering editors and reporters with questions about the “philosophy” of their outlets sounds like a scheme Anita Dunn and David Axelrod might have dreamed up in the euphoria of Obama’s 2008 victory. The proposed name of the plan, “the Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” gives off the perfect Big Government chill.
Backlash has caused the FCC to ditch the plan, but the very fact that commissioners had long contemplated it is revealing enough. …
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If Only they will Heed this Dire Warning! ‘The Imperial Presidency’

Tipping Point
One time Obama supporter, Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley, warns against the tipping point. m/r

‘The Imperial Presidency’ | Washington Free Beacon

Members of Congress and constitutional law experts testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, warning that the legislative branch is in danger of ceding its power in the face of an “imperial presidency.”
The hearing, “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focused on the multiple areas President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, ranging from healthcare and immigration to marriage and welfare rules.
Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, testified that the expansion of executive power is happening so fast that America is at a “constitutional tipping point.”
“My view [is] that the president, has in fact, exceeded his authority in a way that is creating a destabilizing influence in a three branch system,” he said. “I want to emphasize, of course, this problem didn’t begin with President Obama, I was critical of his predecessor President Bush as well, but the rate at which executive power has been concentrated in our system is accelerating. And frankly, I am very alarmed by the implications of that aggregation of power.”
“What also alarms me, however, is that the two other branches appear not just simply passive, but inert in the face of this concentration of authority,” Turley said.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This is Just One Agency! FDA Snooping Accusations - RPT Agency May Have Violated Federal Law - Targeting Whistleblower?

And their Agents carry guns too. Why? m/r

▶ FDA Snooping Accusations - RPT Agency May Have Violated Federal Law - Targeting Whistleblower? - YouTube

Feb 26, 2014
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How Many Words are Untrue Here? The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Ridiculous ‘Hate Group’ List

Is it really at all concerned with Southern Poverty or any Poverty? How about Law? Is it the Center of Anything other than deception? m/r
What has infuriated the SPLC’s liberal critics is their suspicion that Morris Dees has used the SPLC primarily as a fundraising machine fueled by his direct-mail talents that generates a nice living for himself ...
The irony is, this has been the liberal's "black list" donation scam for decades. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Ridiculous ‘Hate Group’ List | FrontPage Magazine

By Robert Spencer On February 26, 2014

Rest easy: the nation’s watchdogs, patented Hate Detectors gripped in their sweaty palms, are still on the job. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released its latest report on hate groups, and while the numbers of these vile entities has decreased, the SPLC solons assure us they’re scarier than ever: Mark Potok of the SPLC, trying his best to affect a stiff-backed Joe Friday pose conveying grim and unimpeachable authority, declared: “The radical right is growing leaner and meaner. The numbers are down somewhat, but the potential for violence remains high.” In other words, keep those checks coming, folks!
"Poor" Morris Dees
And they do. The SPLC took in over $38 million in 2011; the previous year, its CEO Richard Cohen earned $351,648, and its notorious Chief Trial Counsel, Morris Dees, pulled in a cool $346,919. All that to keep you safe from the likes of…me. The SPLC lists my website Jihad Watch (www.jihadwatch.org) as a hate group, along with the American Freedom Defense Initiative, of which I am vice president, and its Stop Islamization of America program. My colleague Pamela Geller founded AFDI/SIOA; the SPLC also lists her website Atlas Shrugs (www.pamelageller.com), along with our international umbrella group Stop Islamization of Nations, as hate groups — so Pamela Geller and I are both four hate groups, and between us are responsible for five hate groups. Two people. We are also both the subject of lavish and arguably libelous profiles as “hate group leaders.” The brilliant FrontPage writer Daniel Greenfield’s blog Sultan Knish (http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/) is listed as another hate group. That’s six hate groups, three people. “Leaner and meaner,” indeed!
This demonstrates how risible the SPLC’s claim that there are 939 hate groups currently operating in the U.S. The very label “hate group” conjures up images of KKK members in robes, their venal and stupid faces illumined by the flame of a burning cross – not columnists, commentators, and human rights activists dedicated to defending the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the principle of the equality of rights of all people before the law. 
But that’s the idea. The SPLC’s objective is not to spur rational discussion or debate about what exactly constitutes a “hate group,” and what are or should be the parameters of acceptable political discourse. It is to manipulate people into thinking that mild-mannered writers such as Daniel Greenfield and human rights activists like Pamela Geller are indeed exactly the same as those cross-burning Klansmen, and to be equally as shunned and marginalized. ...
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Getting Off The Grid and the Saving Grace of Online Schools - Expelling Govt From School

Government "Public" Schools are one of the biggest scams perpetrated against us all. It includes incompetent teaching, left wing political indoctrination, controlling schedules, property tax thievery with ballooning cost and ever bloating administration. m/r

John Stossel - Expelling Govt From School - YouTube

Feb 20, 2014
Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit.com) joins John to discuss an alternative to public education. http://www.LibertyPen.com

No Executive Order Here from the Orwellian Dictator - IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return

Repeal This OBABACARE Junk Law Now!  m/r

Americans for Tax Reform : IRS Warns: Obamacare Tax Must Be Paid with Tax Return


Agency employs Orwellian term “Shared Responsibility Payment” to describe Obamacare individual mandate tax.
President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips” warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by the federal government – or face a “shared responsibility payment” when filing their tax returns in 2015. The term “shared responsibility payment” refers to the Obamacare individual mandate tax, one of at least seven tax hikes in the healthcare law that directly hit families making less than $250,000 per year.

Read more: http://atr.org/irs-warns-obamacare-tax-must-paid-a8164#ixzz2uRMrkqZW
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She is Absolutely Right - City is ‘Pure evil’, it caps sewer of woman fighting to live ‘off the grid’

She knows we can do without most of the petty tyranny of local and the rest of government and utility monopolies. The local governments know and fear this the most! That is why thy are draconian in their treatment of her. 

Bravo Robin! m/r

‘Pure evil’: City caps sewer of woman fighting to live ‘off the grid’ | Odd News - Yahoo News

By   2-25-14

The fight of Cape Coral, Florida resident Robin Speronis to live “off the grid” has escalated with the city’s recent decision to cap her access to the sewer so she can no longer use it. It’s a move she calls, “pure evil.”

Since November 2013, WFTX Fox 4 has reported on Ms. Speronis’ ongoing battle with the city to live without most utilities. The self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year-and-a-half using solar energy, a propane camping stove, rain water, and eating mainly non-perishable food. However, the day after the station’s first profile of her lifestyle Speronis’ home was tagged by the city code enforcement with a notice to vacate.

The story of her plight spread and many rallied around Speronis’ cause sending Cape Coral officials complaints in support of the woman. WFTX reported that the city clarified that, “…municipalities don’t have the power to evict,” and that the notice was placed because they, “…merely [wanted] access to the home to provide suggestion so Speronis can live off the grid in Cape Coral.” After that incident, Speronis told the station, “Cape Coral needs to be afraid of me, I’m not afraid of them.”

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America Last - Obama eases penalties for businesses hiring illegal immigrants

The question was asked, is Obama trying to bring America down? What do you think? m/r

Obama eases penalties for businesses hiring illegal immigrants - Washington Times

by Stephan Dinan  2-25-14

40 percent decrease in fines belies rhetoric

The Obama administration regularly cuts a break for businesses that hire illegal immigrants, reducing their fines by an average of 40 percent from what they should be, according to an audit released Tuesday that suggests the government could be doing more to go after unscrupulous employers.
According to the audit, conducted by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement cut one business’s fine from $4.9 million to slightly more than $1 million — a 78 percent drop.

Investigators said the reduction is legal, but it may be undercutting the administration’s goal of getting tough on businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
“The knowledge that fines can be significantly reduced may diminish the effectiveness of fines as a deterrent to hiring unauthorized workers,” the inspector general said.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/25/obama-eases-penalties-for-businesses-hiring-illega/#ixzz2uR6CD5rr
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We are all down the Rabbit Hole! - When Failure Is Success

And how many hours a day did you do lessons?' said Alice, in
a hurry to change the subject.

'Ten hours the first day,' said the Mock Turtle: 'nine the
next, and so on.'

'What a curious plan!' exclaimed Alice.

'That's the reason they're called lessons,' the
remarked: 'because they lessen from day to day.'

This was quite a new idea to Alice, and she thought it over a
little before she made her next remark. 'Then the eleventh day
must have been a holiday?'

'Of course it was,' said the Mock Turtle.

'And how did you manage on the twelfth?' Alice went on

'That's enough about lessons,' the Gryphon interrupted in a
very decided tone: 'tell her something about the games now.'

When Failure Is Success | National Review Online

For Obama’s supporters, what matters is not what he does, but what he says and represents.

By Victor Davis Hanson 2-25-14

Losing a job is freedom from job lock. A budget deficit larger than in any previous administration is austerity. A mean right-wing video caused the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Al-Qaeda was long ago washed up. The Muslim Brotherhood is secular. Jihad is a personal journey. Shooting people while screamingAllahu akbar! is workplace violence. Unaffordable higher premiums and deductibles are the result of an Affordable Care Act. Losing your doctor and your health-insurance plan prove you will never lose your doctor and your health-insurance plan — period! Being a constitutional lawyer means you know how to turn the IRS and the FCC on your enemies. Failure is success; lies are truth.
President Obama’s polls are creeping back up again. They do that every time the latest in the series of scandals — the IRS, AP, NSA, Benghazi, and Obamacare messes — recedes into the media memory hole. The once-outrageous IRS scandal was rebranded as psychodramatic journalists being outraged. The monitoring of AP reporters and of James Rosen is mostly “Stuff happens.” The NSA octopus was Bush’s creation. You can keep your doctor and your health plan — period — begat liberation from “job lock” and the ability to write poetry because you don’t have to work.
There will be more momentary outrages on the horizon, as a president who would fundamentally transform America continues to circumvent the Constitution to do it. The latest are the failed efforts of acting FCC director Mignon Clyburn — daughter of a Democratic stalwart, Representative James Clyburn. She dreamed about monitoring news outlets to ensure that they prove themselves correct in matters of race/class/gender thinking.
Yet after all the 24-hour outrages, and all the op-eds pointing out that a self-described constitutional-law professor has been the worst adversary of the Constitution since Richard Nixon, and after perhaps even a slide in the polls of a point or two, we will soon forget Ms. Clyburn and her idiotic attempts to diversify the news by seeking uniform expression in the media.
After all, we have forgotten EPA Director Lisa Jackson — former right-hand woman to former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine — who mysteriously disappeared from the EPA after creating a fake e-mail persona, “Richard Windsor.” The latter nonexistent crusader won an award from none other than Lisa Jackson’s EPA.
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It was just Manslaughter - Whitewashing Benghazi

The whole thing didn't fit into to the reelection narrative nor the the Bitch-of-Benghazi's future plans. m/r
Whitewashing Benghazi | The American Spectator

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
By  and  – From the March 2014 issue

Were he alive today, Richard Nixon would have to doff his hat to Barack Obama. Compared with how the Obama administration has swept under the rug the Benghazi attacks of September 11, 2012, Nixon’s attempt to cover up the Watergate burglary was rank amateurism. To be fair, Nixon’s team of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, and Dean were not in the same league as Obama’s, which includes not only his cabinet but most of the national media and much of Congress.
If a president were intent on covering something up—something big, such as an illegal gun walking operation to Mexico or a dereliction of duty that gets Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost in the Middle East—he would have to operate on as grand a scale as Obama has. He would have to insist that the events were caused not by what the facts showed, but something cut from whole cloth. He and his administration’s functionaries would have to hide documents and shut people up to thwart congressional oversight. And, most importantly, he’d have to have the unquestioning support of loyal minions who would lie and mislead on his behalf, or—like Susan McDougal apparently did for Bill Clinton in the Whitewater scandal—even go to jail to protect him.
The Benghazi veneer is difficult to penetrate. What began as a claim that the attack was a spontaneous response to an obscure video evolved into a centerpiece of the 2012 election and a major scandal for Obama’s administration. A poll conducted last fall showed that 62 percent of likely voters—Democrats, Republicans, and independents—believe a dedicated congressional committee should be formed to investigate the attack. Americans want to know why this happened and who, really, was behind it. They also want to know how it could have happened. A year and a half after the assault, answers are still less than forthcoming. Hearings have been conducted, testimony has been given, reports have been produced and distributed, documents have been declassified, articles and blog posts have been written, books have been published—hundreds of hours and thousands of pages of material. Yet last December, after what he called “months of reporting,” David Kirkpatrick, chief of the New York Times’s bureau in Cairo, tentatively concluded in an article that the “attack does not appear to have been meticulously planned, but neither was it spontaneous or without warning signs,” that there is “no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault,” and that “contrary to claims by some members of Congress, it was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.” In other words, we’re back in the Rose Garden again, where President Obama spoke on the morning of September 12, 2012. We’re still watching Susan Rice on the Sunday shows. We’re right where we started.
Things might even be worse than that. 
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Shock, A Boxing Match Fixed! FBI suspected iconic 1964 Ali-Liston fight was rigged by mob

One forgets how young they were and how short a Boxer's Career is.
Last year we hear that Bobby Riggs may have thrown his big tennis match.
Now the Clay-Liston fix was in according to the FBI. Let's hope J. Edgar Hover had his bets in on the tip.
Is there anything straight in this world? m/r

FBI suspected iconic 1964 Ali-Liston fight was rigged by mob - Washington Times

2-24-14  Thom Leverro

Fifty years ago today, Muhammad Ali “shocked the world” and beat one of the most fearsome fighters ever to put on a pair of boxing gloves, heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.
But what if that storied fight was not what it seemed?

It happened Feb. 25, 1964, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The film clip and sound bite have now become part of the American story — Liston quitting his stool before the eighth round, a young Cassius Clay, as Ali was known then, bouncing around the ring, waving his hands, yelling to the reporters at ringside who thought he would be killed by the more veteran boxer. “I’m king of the world! I’m king of the world!” Ali proclaimed.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/24/was-rigged-by-mob/#ixzz2uLMScSJZ
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Monday, February 24, 2014

A-10 Thunderbolt (like its predecessor the P-47) it busts tanks, supports troops, saves pilots and comes home!

The Administration and Pentagon, as with the rest of the bureaucracies, is out of touch. This is the best all around attack plane, troup support and most survivable and upgradable, versatile jet in our Air Force's quiver.

So what is the answer in the Pentagon? Get rid of it. So what else is new? m/r

Warthog - Slideshows | National Review Online


According to published reports, secretary of defense Chuck Hagel is backing a new Pentagon budget plan that, among other priorities, calls for the elimination of the A-10 Thunderbolt from the Air Force’s inventory. Here’s a look at the Thunderbolt and its recent budget battles.

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Once a Golden Trick Pony, Now a Pig that Eats Its Young

It votes almost exclusively Democrat. The Rich Democrats vote to appease the Poor Democrats and to keep them in their place. Los Angeles was much like the Hollywood of Swimming Pools, Sunshine and Palm Trees. Now it is a Barrio that resembles Baghdad. m/r

Land of Inequality | National Review Online

March 10, 2014, issue of NR  2-24-14

Sunday, February 23, 2014

More Lies to Cover Lies - Benghazi Scandal - Rice: Obama Admin Did Not Mislead Americans On Benghazi Terror Attack Fox Report - YouTube

Obama, Rice and Clinton are guilty of Manslaughter! m/r

▶ Benghazi Scandal - Rice: Obama Admin Did Not Mislead Americans On Benghazi Terror Attack Fox Report - YouTube

Published on Feb 23, 2014
Benghazi Scandal - Rice: Obama Admin Did Not Mislead Americans On Benghazi Terror Attack - Fox Report
Rice Admits Some Info On Benghazi Was Incorrect, Says She Has Not Regrets
Sen McCain (R-AZ): "Almost Speechless At Susan Rice's Benghazi Claim
Benghazi Fall Out Rice Admit's Some Info Was Incorrect
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Outrageous Violation of Individual Rights - Home on the range with New York's gun owners

The irony is that the strict Gun Control in NYC, under the Sullivan Act, was classic government regulation to keep guns away from Italians, Jews, Chinese and Blacks. 

The rich, influential and well connected politically have little trouble obtaining gun permits and they get them fast. So much for equal justice and treatment under the law. m/r

Home on the range with New York's gun owners - The Week

By Daniel Krieger, 2-23-14
Welcome to one of the most regulated cities in America

The only public shooting range in Manhattan is tucked away in the basement of a commercial building at 20 West 20th Street. After passing through the lobby and descending a winding staircase, I came to a long corridor whose green walls are adorned with framed newspaper clippings, photos, and painted-on golden bullets pointing the way. The muffled blasts of gunfire grew louder as I got closer.

Inside, the long rectangular room had a utilitarian array of chairs, tables, sofas, TVs, lockers and notices on the walls —
"NO Magnums,"
"Wear Eye and Ear Protection,"
"NRA Gun Safety Rules."
The firing range's 14 shooting stalls run the length of the room, sealed off by a wall with large windows.
I visited the Westside Rifle & Pistol Range because I was intrigued that such a place could exist in one of the least gun-friendly cities in the country. I was curious about the rare breed of New Yorker who is licensed to own a gun.
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Finally, Truth from "Journalists" - Ukraine, Changed Forever on Live TV

If only "Mainstream American Journalists" could expose their complicity to the regime here. m/r

Ukraine, Changed Forever on Live TV | National Review Online

By John Fund   2-23-14

A journalist exposes the complicity of the media in covering up the regime’s crimes. 

New Kind of Brownie - Smartest Girl Scout Ever Selling Cookies Outside a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

And politicians have already stuck their big noses into this! m/r

Smartest Girl Scout Ever Selling Cookies Outside a Medical Marijuana Dispensary - Hit & Run : Reason.com


This genius San Francisco Girl Scout came up with a brilliant plan to take advantage of the munchies for fun and profit. Mashable.com reports:
Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday, armed with boxes of Tagalongs, Dulce de Leches and other cookie varieties she and other scouts sell annually.
Any patients at The Green Cross with the munchies didn't stand a chance. In two hours on President's Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic — people gobbled up all her Dulce de Leches and blazed through the Tagalongs. According to her mother, Carol, that's 37 more boxes than what she sold during the same two-hour period outside a small Safeway the next day.

Danielle will be back in front of the Green Cross this Saturday, from 4 to 6 p.m., hawking herdecadent and depraved wares again. 
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Political Persecution - Senators Demand FBI Head Answer Questions About Indictment of Dinesh D'Souza

Senators Demand FBI Head Answer Questions About Indictment of Dinesh D'Souza | The Weekly Standard


Four United States Senators have a written a letter to FBI director James Comey about the indictment of author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. Senators Charles Grassley, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are the four senators, all Republicans, to have signed the letter.
The letter quotes Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz as saying, "I can't help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something to do with it. ... It smacks of selective prosecution."
And, the senators write, "To dispel this sort of public perception that Mr. D'Souza may have been targeted because of his outspoken criticisms of the President, it is important for the FBI to be transparent regarding the precise origin of this investigation." 
The senators provide a dozen direct questions for the FBI director to answer. "To explain the details of these routine reviews and provide context to those who may be skeptical of the origins of this investigation, please provide answers to the following questions regarding FBI's regular review of campaign files: 
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Cruz Knows this is no time to surrender! The Ted Cruz Majority

There has been too much "strategic retreating." It has become a bad habit and Republicans are just habitually losing. Cruz knows that we have to be relentless. m/r

The Ted Cruz Majority | The American Spectator

By  – 2.20.14

What's a revolution without a food taster?

So. ABC’s Jonathan Karl jokes that Senator Ted Cruz is so hated inside the Senate GOP Caucus that he needs “a food taster” to attend Republican lunches. But? But the Hill has this story:
Cruz to get hero's welcome in Iowa, NH

Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit.

Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation.

But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016.

Activists in the two states said they plan to show Cruz their appreciation when he visits in March and April.

“A tickertape parade,” said Steve Deace, a conservative radio host based in Iowa when asked what kind of reception Cruz will receive from activists next month.
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Only Seeing Through a Dark Glass - White House pushes for black enrollees

White House pushes for black enrollees | TheHill

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pernicious Charlatan - Al Gore brings climate change message to Kansas City

Now he is scamming his hoax door to door.  What a putz! m/r

Al Gore brings climate change message to Kansas City - KansasCity.com

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/22/4843012/al-gore-brings-climate-change.html#storylink=cpy
BY BRIAN BURNES  The Kansas City Star February 22, 2014

Al Gore has been known for his climate change warnings since the 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.” [That was when he called it "Global Warming," but the earth's temperature started dropping.]

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/22/4843012/al-gore-brings-climate-change.html#storylink=cpy
But the former vice president, speaking Saturday in Kansas City, cited many more recent examples how heavy use of fossil fuels is contributing to extreme weather events and trends, in his view.
Gore filled a Westin Crown Center ballroom with a 90 minute presentation, using photos and videos to illustrate a litany of floods, wildfires, torrential rains, droughts, dust storms, rising sea levels and increasing world temperatures.
To those attending the Folk Alliance International conference, he noted examples of flooding in locations both remote and closer to home, such as in Manitou Springs, Colo., where high water barreled down mountain highways last year, carrying cars along with it.
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Judge Napolitano Answers Some Really Good Fan Questions

▶ Judge Napolitano Answers Some Really Good Fan Questions - YouTube

 Feb 18, 2014
FOX News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano joins New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods to answer some tough and interesting listener-supplied questions. Subscribe to the Tom Woods Show: http://www.TomWoodsRadio.com

Dinesh D’Souza Speculates on ‘Retribution’: ‘Vindictive’ Obama Sees Critics as Enemies

Dinesh D’Souza Speculates on ‘Retribution’: ‘Vindictive’ Obama Sees Critics as Enemies | Mediaite

by Evan McMurry |  February 22nd, 2014

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souzaspeculated to Megyn Kelly Friday night that FBI’sindictment of him for campaign finance fraud may be Alinsky-style political retribution for his anti-Obama film 2016. Earlier this week, four Senatorssent a letter to FBI Director James Comeydemanding an explanation for what they termed the “selective prosecution” of D’Souza.
“I am a public critic of the president and I do recognize this has made me vulnerable to a form of counterattack,” D’Souza said. He added that Obama, whom he characterized as “vindictive,” had released a video response to 2016 on his website, proving the film had gotten under the president’s skin.

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This administration's anti-American Global Retreat

Geo-political relativism sees all political systems as equal, with socialism more equal than others. America is "tapering-off" the same way alcoholics "taper-off."  m/r

Niall Ferguson: America's Global Retreat - WSJ.com

Never mind the Fed's taper, it's the U.S. geopolitical taper that is stirring world anxiety. From Ukraine to Syria to the Pacific, a hands-off foreign policy invites more trouble.

Since former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke uttered the word "taper" in June 2013, emerging-market stocks and currencies have taken a beating. It is not clear why talk of (thus far) modest reductions in the Fed's large-scale asset-purchase program should have had such big repercussions outside the United States. The best economic explanation is that capital has been flowing out of emerging markets in anticipation of future rises in U.S. interest rates, of which the taper is a harbinger. While plausible, that cannot be the whole story.
For it is not only U.S. monetary policy that is being tapered. Even more significant is the "geopolitical taper." By this I mean the fundamental shift we are witnessing in the national-security strategy of the U.S.—and like the Fed's tapering, this one also means big repercussions for the world. To see the geopolitical taper at work, consider President Obama's comment Wednesday on the horrific killings of protesters in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The president said: "There will be consequences if people step over the line."
No one took that warning seriously—Ukrainian government snipers kept on killing people in Independence Square regardless. The world remembers the red line that Mr. Obama once drew over the use of chemical weapons in Syria . . . and then ignored once the line had been crossed. The compromise deal reached on Friday in Ukraine calling for early elections and a coalition government may or may not spell the end of the crisis. In any case, the negotiations were conducted without concern for Mr. Obama.
The origins of America's geopolitical taper as a strategy can be traced to the confused foreign-policy decisions of the president's first term. …
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