"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

Monday, June 30, 2014

Malpractice and bureaucratic ineptitude - The VA Scandal Gets Deadlier

The VA Scandal Gets Deadlier | FrontPage Magazine

By Arnold Ahlert On June 26, 2014

A devastating oversight report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) reveals that the combination of malpractice and bureaucratic ineptitude infesting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is far deadlier than previously acknowledged. “Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA malfeasance, and the VA has paid out nearly $1 billion to veterans and their families for its medical malpractice,” the report states.
The death total dwarfs the 23 fatalities for which the VA has taken responsibility. Coburn, a physician and three-time cancer survivor, notes the problems at VA facilities go “far deeper” than the phony scheduling schemes that brought this scandal to the national stage. “The waiting list cover-ups and uneven care are reflective of a much larger culture within the VA, where administrators manipulate both data and employees to give an appearance that all is well,” the report reveals.
According to Coburn, that culture is one in which veterans “are not always a priority.” Much of that is attributable to the reality that even as the VA suffers from a shortage of healthcare providers, VA nurses are paid to perform union duties and doctors are allowed to leave work early rather than care for patients. The report further explains that good employees who try to bring attention to the Department’s shortcomings “are punished, bullied, put on ‘bad boy’ lists, and transferred to other locations.”
The report also blows away the VA’s fallback excuse, namely that it suffers from a lack of funding. Coburn notes that spending has increased rapidly in recents years, an assertion backed up by federal budget figures. Inflation-adjusted federal spending shows that the VA budget has increased 92.2 percent over the last decade, skyrocketing from $73.3 billion in FY2003 to $140.9 billion last year, measured in constant 2014 dollars. According to Military.com the VA spends more in inflation-adjusted dollars than it did following WWII and the Vietnam war, when millions of troops were returning home from the battlefield.
Coburn reveals that as much as $20 billion of that spending over the last dozen years has been on “junkets, generous salaries, bonuses, and office renovations for its employees,” even as the Department ends every year with billions in unspent funds. He further notes that most of the construction projects undertaken by the VA are over budget and behind schedule. And even when state-of-the-art facilities are finally constructed, the VA is unable to staff them with a sufficient number of doctors. This reality has forced them to spend millions of dollars sending veterans to clinics in other cities and states, wasting veterans’ time and taxpayers’ money.
Some of the details of patient care illuminated by the report are truly disturbing. One Navy veteran, forced to wait months

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Where does he really put it? Obama Jokes White House Pastry Chef Puts Crack in His Pies

Obama Jokes White House Pastry Chef Puts Crack in His Pies

Not Obama's - D’Souza’s America

Fight Commie Propaganda from the Administration and the Classroom! m/r

D’Souza’s America | National Review Online


The Fourth of July weekend is coming up, and this year you can do something other than fireworks and a barbecue to celebrate our nation’s freedom.
Dinesh D’Souza, the controversial social commentator who shook up Hollywood with the $33 million earned by the theatrical release of his Obama 2016, is back with a more polished and more powerful message.
At one level, his message in America: Imagine a World Without Her is deeply pessimistic: “The American dream is shrinking because some of our leaders want it to shrink. Decline, in other words, has become a policy objective. And if this decline continues at the current pace, America as we know it will cease to exist. In effect, we will have committed national suicide.”

In an interview at a preview of America, D’Souza acknowledged that critics will try to discredit his message by attacking the messenger. A few months ago, he pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations that could conceivably land him in prison when he is sentenced in September. D’Souza includes in the film a brief section on his legal troubles; in this, he clearly conveys his view that he was selectively prosecuted. But viewers should take the film on its own merits, he says, regardless of what they think of him.

“I intend to turn the progressive critique on its head,” he says in the film’s accompanying book, of the same name. “[Progressives] are not on the side of the ordinary citizen, because their policies lead to stagnation, impoverishment, indebtedness, and decline — all in evidence today. It is progressives who rely on government seizure and bureaucratic conquest to achieve their goals and increase their power. . . . I intend to blow the whistle on these people, starting with Obama and continuing with Hillary Clinton and the whole progressive menagerie.”

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The impulses of the totalitarian dictator as it is used to cover incompetence

The Language of Despotism | Hoover Institution

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Long before 1984 gave us the adjective “Orwellian” to describe the political corruption of language and thought, Thucydides observed how factional struggles for power make words their first victims. Describing the horrors of civil war on the island of Corcyra during the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote, “Words had to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which was now given them.” Orwell explains the reason for such degradation of language in his essay “Politics and the English Language”: “Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.”
Tyrannical power and its abuses comprise the “indefensible” that must be verbally disguised. The gulags, engineered famines, show trials, and mass murder of the Soviet Union required that it be a “regime of lies,” as the disillusioned admirer of Soviet communism Pierre Pascal put it in 1927.
Our own political and social discourse must torture language in order to disguise the failures and abuses of policies designed to advance the power and interests of the “soft despotism,” as Tocqueville called it, of the modern Leviathan state and its political caretakers. Meanwhile, in foreign policy the transformation of meaning serves misguided policies that endanger our security and interests.
One example from domestic policy recently cropped up in Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s dissent in the Schuette decision, which upheld the Michigan referendum banning racial preferences. In her dissent, Sotomayor called for replacing the term  “affirmative action” with “race-sensitive admissions.” But “affirmative action” was itself a euphemism for the racial quotas in use in college admissions until they were struck down in the 1978 Bakke decision. To salvage racial discrimination, which any process that gives race an advantage necessarily requires, Bakke legitimized yet another euphemism, “diversity,” as a compelling state interest that justified taking race into account in university admissions.
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No! It is Obamacare that Created the Havoc. - Ginsburg: 'Radical' Hobby Lobby Ruling May Create 'Havoc'

It is amazing how inverted the thinking can be of the left wing ideologues on the court. m/r 

Ginsburg: 'Radical' Hobby Lobby Ruling May Create 'Havoc' - NationalJournal.com

Stalin's Biggest Dupes - Black Americans

Death of a Communist | FrontPage Magazine

By Paul Kengor On June 30, 2014

Reprinted from Spectator.org.
Paul Robeson Jr. has died at age 86. He was the son of the famous African-American performer and activist Paul Robeson, who died in 1976 at age 77. Regardless of what the adoring left says, both men were hardcore communists, with the senior Robeson being a dedicated Stalinist.
The headline for Paul Jr.’s obituary in the New York Times was predictable, stating simply, “Paul Robeson Jr., Activist and Author, Dies at 86.” The Times is always reliable for a flatteringly misleading headline at the death of any old communist, hailing the deceased as a celebrated “progressive” or “civil rights activist” or whatever—really, anything but an American Bolshevik.
To its credit, the Times could not avoid conceding that Paul Jr. had been a communist. It cited Paul Jr. himself acknowledging that he had been a member of the Communist Party. But to its discredit, the Times quoted Paul Jr. insisting that his father was not a communist—a predictable falsehood from Paul Jr. and predictable bad information from the Times. “While they had much in common,” the Times said of father and son, “he [Paul Jr.] said one difference was that he was a member of the Communist Party from 1948 to 1962 while his father never joined the party.” The Times was sure to add: “During the McCarthy era, his father faced F.B.I. surveillance after he criticized the government.”
Yes, of course. That one and only Red Terror, better known to liberals as The McCarthy Era. Once again, the bad guy is not Joe Stalin but Joe McCarthy. And yet again, the handy narrative is sheer nonsense. The Times and its readers repeatedly dupe themselves into such self-imposed ignorance.
To that end, let me put this bluntly, and without the slightest whiff of exaggeration: Paul Robeson Sr. was an unflagging admirer of Joseph Stalin, one of the most prolific killers in history. It was this that brought Robeson under congressional scrutiny in the 1930s when the Democrats ran Congress, the White House, and the attorney general’s office—long before Joe McCarthy emerged on the scene. Even the New York Times once called Robeson “an outspoken admirer of the Soviet Union.” He was dedicated to the Communist Party USA goal of fundamentally transforming America into a “Soviet American Republic.”
The senior Robeson’s Soviet romance began in 1934, the year he made a pilgrimage to the Motherland. When he returned, he spoke at length to the Moscow-funded Daily Worker. In a breathless piece than ran in the January 15, 1935 issue, under the headline, “‘I Am at Home,’ Says Robeson At Reception in Soviet Union,” Robeson gloried in the “feeling of safety and abundance and freedom” he found “wherever” he turned under Stalin. When asked about Stalin’s purges, Robeson responded with a stunning statement that probably surprised even the Kremlin: “From what I have already seen of the workings of the Soviet Government, I can only say that anybody who lifts his hand against it ought to be shot!”
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Eerily Similar Attitudes found in the White House Today - Edward VIII The Traitor King (part 1 of 11)

Edward VIII The Traitor King (part 1 of 11) - YouTube

"an incomprehensible number of zeros" Every Datum Tells a Story

But the era of storytelling was overtaken by the era of information, a wholly new mode of communication revolving around facts, rather than experience.
Every Datum Tells a Story by Mark P. Mills and M. Anthony Mills, City Journal 29 June 2014
The dawning of the age of meta-information
29 June 2014

Every generation has its defining technology, and every decade, it seems, needs a label. The sixties were the Space Age, the nineties the Internet Age. The seventies and eighties saw the computer revolution. The decade just passed may come to be known as the Facebook Decade or the Smartphone Era. Without the benefit of hindsight, it’s not always apparent what a new technology will mean or how it will change the way we live. That’s especially true for the period we’ve just entered, which may one day be known as the Age of Big Data, the Dawn of the Cloud, or even, in Cisco’s formulation, the Zettabyte Era.
The zetta prefix denotes an incomprehensible number of zeros: a billion trillion of them. Because bytes measure the microscopic currency of computers and communications systems, such numbers say a lot about the scale of the hardware infrastructure underlying our modern information technology. But counting bytes today is like counting, in 1914, the comparable number of drops of ink used to form the letters in print circulation. It’s impressive but not terribly useful.
Still, computer and software experts gather at conferences to talk about how big and unprecedented the numbers are, how the concept of “big data” changes everything. …
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Just a typical night at at BET Awards - 1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting in East Hollywood

Will we hear Obama on this? Noooooooooo! m/r

1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting in East Hollywood - Los Angeles Times

30 Years of "One Country, Two Systems" is Going Fast - Beijing's white paper lays down the red lines for Hong Kong

Commies hate not hang total control, look at Obama! m/r

Beijing's white paper lays down the red lines for Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

Andrew Leung

Andrew Leung says as well as sending a warning to Occupy Central supporters, the State Council's white paper also lays down the central government's red lines for Hong Kong on what it will not tolerate

As expected, the State Council's white paper on "one country, two systems" turned out to have the opposite effect to its intention. It offered a timely helping hand to Occupy Central organisers, and looks set to galvanise a bigger turnout for the annual July 1 march. Beijing is now becoming even more alarmed. A showdown looks likely.
The white paper has been widely condemned as trampling on Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy. But why at this juncture has Beijing's highest state organ seen fit to issue it, translated into seven languages? Trying to stem the Occupy Central momentum does not seem to be its only objective.
Perhaps it has one other purpose.
Reaffirming the constitutional safeguards for the "one country, two systems" formula, the white paper is a carefully thought-out response to emerging threats to Beijing's red lines under the Basic Law. It seems to have taken stock of the groundswell of anti-Beijing political undercurrents both inside and outside Hong Kong. While none of these red lines are being crossed, the risks are beginning to loom large.
The first red line is that "one country" must not be subverted by "two systems". A deliberately provocative, anti-Beijing, Hong Kong-centric identity seems to be fermenting. Beijing's worries are not helped by an attempt to break into the People's Liberation Army's local garrison. Nor is Beijing happy to see frequent waving of colonial-era flags during demonstrations.
Granted, vocal criticism of the Communist Party have been and will continue to be a welcome feature of Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, as will the city's accolade as a capital of public demonstrations. But any undercover attempt to engineer a Jasmine revolution in Hong Kong to overthrow the Communist Party would be a different matter.
Adding to Beijing's anxiety is Hong Kong's failure to get Article 23 of the Basic Law enacted, which safeguards national security, or to introduce national education, which would instil a greater sense of national identity.
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Hook, Line and Sink US - Rigged 'science' - Washington Times

Justices are fish out of water, ruling on the "Global Warming Hoax." m/r

EDITORIAL: Rigged 'science' - Washington Times

from June 23, 2014

The Supreme Court swallows faked global warming data

A fractured Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s radical rule designed to shut down the power plants that produce the most affordable electricity. The justices continue to accept the EPA’s labeling of carbon dioxide as a “pollutant.” This harmless gas, the agency insists, is melting the planet.
Only the brave deny man’s responsibility for super-heating the globe in precincts where the wise and wonderful (just ask them) gather to reassure each other than they know best. “We know the trends,” President Obama told the graduates at the University of California at Irvine the other day. “The 18 warmest years on record have all happened since you graduates were born.” [This is an Obama Lie!]

The charts and graphs devised by NASA and the government’s other science agencies back up the president’s words. And well they should, because the charts, like the “science,” were faked.
The “Steven Goddard Real Science” blog compares the raw U.S. temperature records from the Energy Department’s United States Historical Climatology Network to the “final” processed figures, to demonstrate how the historical data have been “corrected,” using computer modeling.
The modifications made to the past temperature record had the effect of cooling the 20th century, which makes temperatures over the last 14 years appear much warmer by comparison. Such changes don’t square with history, which shows the decade of the 1930s the hottest on record. The Dust Bowl storms were so severe they sent clouds of debris from Texas and Oklahoma to the East Coast, even darkening the skies over the U.S. Capitol one day in 1934.

Obama's World


Republicans never fight so hard to win when it is against Republicans

Porky Politician! The Good Old Boy Republican acts like a Democrat. m/r

Remember Mississippi! | National Review Online


How far did the establishment GOP forces backing Senator Thad Cochran go in Mississippi this week? Too far, and their tactics are likely to leave permanent scars in a civil war with Tea Party forces that are out of all proportion to the importance the establishment placed on saving one 76-year-old senator’s ability to please Washington’s K Street lobbying interests.
“This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s so tainted that it might be one of those things where they’re going to be sorry they ever won the runoff in Mississippi,” Craig Shirley, a political consultant and the author of two respected biographies of Ronald Reagan, told Yahoo News this week.
The key to Cochran’s surprising victory was a disproportionately high turnout in precincts with high Democratic registration. Mississippi law permits voters to cross party lines in primaries, but it prohibits members of one party who voted in their party’s primary to participate in a runoff of the other party. It also bars them from voting in the runoff unless they intend to support the resulting nominee in the November election — an unenforceable requirement, but one that showed that the intent of the election law was, in this case, to let Republicans determine their own nominee. 

"Open Borders" - Ebola outbreak now most deadly ever in West Africa

The not so secret problem of open borders-

The virus, one of the world's most virulent, is transmitted by contact with the blood, fluids or tissues of infected animals or people. It causes high fever, vomiting, muscle pain and diarrhea, and can result in unstoppable internal bleeding and organ failure.
Transmission risk is especially high among doctors, nurses and other health care workers. There is no vaccine for it, nor any known cure.

Ebola outbreak now most deadly ever in West Africa

June 28, 2014  Jennifer Lazuta

DAKAR, Senegal — West Africa's first-ever Ebola outbreak in humans is now the most deadly and geographically widespread outbreak on record and is threatening to spread, health officials say.
According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been more than 635 cases of Ebola across three countries in the region since the outbreak was first declared in southeastern Guinea in March. It has since spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. At least 399 people have died.
"It's very much a serious outbreak," said Daniel Epstein, spokesperson for the WHO. "I wouldn't say it's out of control, but the emergence of this outbreak definitely threatens regional public health security. We've ramped up our response, in so far as we can, but we have to continue to improve our work to contain this outbreak."
About 150 WHO experts are now on the ground, working alongside local health ministries and clinics as well as international partners to stop the transmission chain, prevent new cases and treat those currently affected.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Official Babble - States encourage bilingualism with diploma seals

Academically challenged, press 2 for English! m/r

States encourage bilingualism with diploma seals - Yahoo News


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from Corvallis High School this month, her diploma had a little something extra — an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual.

She is one of more than a dozen students at the Oregon high school who earned the distinction based on their proficiency in English and Spanish. The honor is part of a pilot project led by several school districts in the state with dual-language programs, and the Oregon Department of Education plans to make the bilingual seals available statewide next year.
California, New Mexico, Washington, Illinois and Louisiana are among the other states that are recognizing and rewarding bilingual education.
Martinez-Regan said the bilingual program was academically challenging but she's certain it will give her career plans a boost.
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June 28, 100 Years Ago - Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

World War I Begins

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Friday, June 27, 2014

Send them to Washington D.C., the White House and Congress - The ‘DREAM Act’ I Saw: 'It Sure Doesn't Look Like Ellis Island'

The ‘DREAM Act’ I Saw: 'It Sure Doesn't Look Like Ellis Island' | CNS News

"Our Friendly Neighbor!" Time for a Punitive Expedition! Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

Chasing Mexicans back into Mexico 1916
No Balls on Our Side of the Border! m/r

Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents « CBS Las Vegas


TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) — Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.
KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.
Art del Cueto, Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president, tells KVOA that they called and apologized for the incident.
“The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents,” del Cueto said in a statement to KVOA. “The incident occurred west of the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident.”
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Where is Obama building the Leper Colony?!

Petri dish of America. m/r

Border Patrol Looking To House Immigrants In Abandoned Warehouses Along Rio Grande « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

SOUTH TEXAS (KRLD) – More than 52,000 children have entered the country illegal in recent months, many of them coming into the U.S. through South Texas. Former Zapata County Sheriff Gonzales, who now works as a consult with law enforcement agencies along the Texas border, says space is running out to house the children and adults that are coming across.
“The local governments are being overwhelmed because of the possibilities for diseases. There are people that are being apprehended that are coming in with warrants for murders or prior convictions for child abuse, and these are the guys that are coming in the same groups with 12 year olds and 5 year olds,” says Zapata. “They’re looking at some centers in the valley… abandoned buildings where they’re going to put fences inside the buildings to create detention cells and just throw people in there. “

Zapata says the situation is unprecedented, but the closest comparison would be to how the Astrodome in Houston was used during Hurricane Katrina, when 25,000 evacuees were housed inside of it.SOUTH TEXAS (KRLD) – More than 52,000 children have entered the country illegal in recent months, many of them coming into the U.S. through South Texas. Former Zapata County Sheriff Gonzales, who now works as a consult with law enforcement agencies along the Texas border, says space is running out to house the children and adults that are coming across.
“The local governments are being overwhelmed because of the possibilities for diseases. There are people that are being apprehended that are coming in with warrants for murders or prior convictions for child abuse, and these are the guys that are coming in the same groups with 12 year olds and 5 year olds,” says Zapata. “They’re looking at some centers in the valley… abandoned buildings where they’re going to put fences inside the buildings to create detention cells and just throw people in there. “
Zapata says the situation is unprecedented, but the closest comparison would be to how the Astrodome in Houston was used during Hurricane Katrina, when 25,000 evacuees were housed inside of it. …
“That tells you that when you’ve got kids coming in from some of these countries where they don’t have great health systems, we gotta watch out,” says Cuellar. “I’ve talked to border patrol down in McAllen. They’ve seen TB; they’ve seen chicken pox; they’ve seen scabies. And according to Border Patrol, 4 or 5 of their agents have tested positive for those diseases.”

And Obama was the worst defamer of them all! - Sorry, NBC: You Owe George Zimmerman Millions

This all goes double for Obama! m/r

Spike Lee is getting sued also. 

Sorry, NBC: You Owe George Zimmerman Millions | National Review Online


Whatever you think of Zimmerman, the Peacock Network willfully defamed him.

NBC should be held liable for the editing of George Zimmerman’s 911 call in ways that made Zimmerman appear to be a racist.
In a grotesque and apparently malicious act of misreporting, NBC, in multiple broadcasts, aired doctored, heavily edited versions of the 911 call, misleadingly moving around Zimmerman’s words like a Rubik’s Cube. The result gave a false impression of the tragic incident in which Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and it exposed Zimmerman to the hatred, scorn and contempt of millions of viewers.

Zimmerman is suing NBC and the network is fighting back. But the network’s actions, and its responses to complaints, indicate it willfully and knowingly damaged Zimmerman’s reputation.
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Maybe this 'Dope Fiend' will take several illegal alien families home with her, since she wants us to pay for all of them - Nancy Pelosi to travel to border, meet detained minors

Nancy Pelosi to travel to border, meet detained minors - Lauren French - POLITICO.com

Our Enemy Government - Their Accommodations are South of the Border! Abandoned Wal-Mart Considered as Feds Explore Immigrant Shelter Options

» Abandoned Wal-Mart Considered as Feds Explore Immigrant Shelter Options Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

EPA Happens - This is what is meant by representative government.

Government is crappy, REALLY! m/r

EPA Happens :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn  •  Jun 26, 2014

Tonight at 6pm I'll be keeping my weekly date with Hugh Hewitt, live coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. We'll be talking IRS, ISIS, HRC for POTUS, and all the other acronymic debris of the week.
EPA Employees Told to Stop Pooping in the Hallway
This is the Denver, Colorado EPA office, in case you're wondering. Confronted by feces in the hallway, the bureaucracy did what government usually does when it finds everything's full of s**t. It called in a "consultant":
Confounded by what to make of this occurrence, EPA management "consulted" with workplace violence "national expert" John Nicoletti, who said that hallway feces is in fact a health and safety risk. He added the behavior was "very dangerous" and the individuals responsible would "probably escalate" their actions.
So "workplace violence" on US Government property now covers everything from Major Hasan opening fire while shouting "Allahu akbar!" to environmentalist bureaucrats defecating. The government seems to take the latter more seriously than the former, judging from the EPA statement:
EPA's actions in response to recent workplace issues have been deliberate and have focused on ensuring a safe work environment for our employees. Our brief consultation with Dr. Nicoletti on this matter, a resource who regularly provides our office with training and expertise on workplace issues, reflects our commitment to securing a safe workplace.
There is, as it happens, a pronounced coprophiliac streak in the environmental movement. As I wrote in Maclean's seven years ago:
Sheryl Crow, meanwhile, recently proposed that when it comes to, ah, other waste products, her environmentally conscious fans should only use a single sheet of bathroom tissue per visit. 
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Two Enemies Within

And the Illegal Aliens are the least dangerous. The real danger lies in City Councils in municipalities across the nation creating ILLEGAL, privileged sanctuaries to the further the degradation of the entire nation. m/r

Now they can have what Legal Citizens Can't:
Now they can have residential status and free counsel.
New York City Council Provides Even More Free Services to Illegal Immigrants | National Review Online

By Christine Sisto  June 25, 2014

The New York City Council will vote Thursday on two plans designed to make undocumented immigrants’ lives a lot easier. Both bills are expected to pass.
The first would provide municipal identifications cards to all New York residents, including those who are not documented citizens. These cards would allow illegal aliens to sign a lease, and open bank accounts, among other things. Similar local identification cards have been approved in a host of U.S. cities, including New Haven, Connecticut; Asbury Park, New Jersey; San Francisco, Richmond, Oakland and Los Angeles, California; and Washington, D.C.
Earlier this month, New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Karim Camara introduced a bill that would grant illegals New York state residence, including the right to vote, drive, and receive Medicaid, among other benefits. Peter Markowitz, a professor at Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law said of the bill, entitled the New York is Home Act, “It’s up to New York to figure out who it’s political community is#…# New York gets to decide who is and who isn’t a New Yorker. The federal government may not interfere.”
Also Thursday, the Big Apple will vote on expansion of the Family Unity Program, a city council-funded enterprise that provides free lawyers to illegal immigrants facing deportation. Expanding the program will cost taxpayers $4.9 million.
The Family Unity Program has handled the cases of 190 detainees, almost half of whom were released or have a legal case that could lead to release. Other cities, including Chicago and Boston, are considering implementing similar programs. Advocates of the program say it aims to provide all illegal immigrants in New York State attorneys free of charge. This would come of a taxpayer price tag of about $7.4 million.
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A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.

Supreme Court Curbs President’s Power to Make Recess Appointments - NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday said President Obama had violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to appoint officials to the National Labor Relations Board during a brief break in the Senate’s work.

But the larger message of the court’s majority opinion, written by Justice Stephen G. Breyer and joined by its four more liberal members, was that there is a role for recess appointments so long as they are made during a recess of 10 or more days.

Justice Antonin Scalia agreed with the result in the case but issued a caustic concurrence from the bench. “The majority practically bends over backwards to ensure that recess appointments will remain a powerful weapon in the president’s arsenal,” he said.

The decision affirmed a broad ruling last year from a federal appeals court in Washington that had called into question the constitutionality of many recess appointments by presidents of both parties.

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Have you ever watched Spanish Language TV? Too Much TV Linked to Premature Death

How many of the TV viewer's deaths were suicide? m/r

Too Much TV Linked to Premature Death - Yahoo News

Adults who watch a lot of TV may be at an increased risk of dying at a relatively young age, a new study suggests.
The study involved more than 13,200 adults in Spain who were all college graduates, and were around 37 years old at the study's start. Participants were followed for about eight years, over which there were 97 deaths.
Those who watched three or more hours of TV a day were twice as likely to die over the study period, compared with those whose watched TV for one hour or less daily, the study found.
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Democrats before Country Again


The Merger of the Party and the State :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn  •  Jun 24, 2014

Here at SteynOnline every cutting-edge pop culture reference has to be at least three-quarters of a century old. So, watching the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, I found him a dead ringer for Guy Kibbee, the beaming befuddled sugar daddy who was a mainstay at Warner Brothers in the early Thirties. Mr Koskinen is a Democrat sugar daddy who has given generously to his party since the Seventies: He's not the kind of sober civil servant you'd appoint if you were looking to signal to America that King Barack's revenue collectors are cleaning house and returning, chastened, to their previous role as a boringly non-partisan nest of punitive auditors. If you suspected that the Administration's plan was to stonewall until things die down and it was safe to resume ruining the lives of its opponents, Koskinen's performance in recent days would have more or less confirmed it.

On his previous appearance before Congress, the IRS Commissioner gave false testimony. As he has now conceded, he has known since February that Lois Lerner's and other officials' emails were "lost" and "irretrievable". Gone, forever, and the hard drives destroyed. Yet the following month he was asked by Trey Gowdy why the IRS was taking so long to cough up the requested emails, and said that it was because they had to be "screened".

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

'The Price of Worthlessness! $225,000? That's obscene!': Hillary Clinton will collect massive speaking fee from Nevada university as students grapple with tuition hikes

Why aren't the students demanding that she not be allow to speak for sound fmancial reasons? Their refusal would be unlike the censorship on other campuses that rejected Ann Coulter, Condi Rice and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. They were refused based on obscene political, leftwing, speech codes and the closed mindedness prevalent in most universities today.

They won't learn anything from her mundane speech anyway. m/r

'$225,000? That's obscene!': Hillary Clinton will collect massive speaking fee from Nevada university as students grapple with tuition hikes | Mail Online

Time to Shut Down the IRS Forever! IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator - Yahoo News

Party Over Country - Some Americans Believe The Democratic Party Does Not Want To Secure The Mexico Border

Dems are lowest of low! m/r

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Does this Mean it Hates "the little people"? Media Loves Big Government

Media has "Mad Hatter's" rhetoric: 
Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very

`I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, `so
I can't take more.'

   `You mean you can't take less,' said the Hatter: `it's very
easy to take more than nothing.'
Media Loves Big Government - Reason.com

Reporters seek out stories about government saving the day

Reporter Sharyl Attkisson's story sounds familiar to me: A major network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works there.
The CBS correspondent reported on Fast and Furious, the shifting explanation for the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, and the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website. "But as time went on, it was harder to get stories on," she says. 
"There are people who simply would rather just avoid the headache of going after powers that be because of the pushback that comes with it, which has become very organized and well-financed," she says on my TV show this week. 
I left ABC for similar reasons. When I began consumer reporting, I assumed advertisers would censor me, since sponsors who paid my bosses wouldn't want criticism. But never in 30 years was a story killed because of advertiser pressure. Not once. (I hear that's changed since, and big advertisers, such as car dealers, do persuade news directors to kill stories.)
"I do a lot of reporting on corporate interests and so on, so there's pressure from that end," says Attkisson, but "there's a competing pressure on the ideological end." Right. Ideology affects more stories than "corporate interests."
My ABC bosses leaned left. They liked stories about weird external threats from which government can swoop in to rescue you.  …
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Ministry of Truth: No Freedom of the Press Here, Move-On! George Will Meets the Clerisy Media

There is so little in the press to be believed and so much of what should be "fit to print" isn't. m/r

George Will Meets the Clerisy Media | The American Spectator

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch shows liberal tolerance.
By Jeffrey Lord – 6.24.14
The Clerisy Media strikes again. This time the target is longtime conservative columnist George Will, who was dispatched by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over a column on rape. But before that? The Los Angeles Times refused to publish letters to the editor from what the paper called “climate change deniers.” The Arizona Daily Sun has done the same.
A while back it was National Public Radio firing Juan Williams for comments made on Fox News about Muslims.
Then there were the campaigns to “Drop Dobbs” from CNN because of Lou Dobbs's views on immigration, remove Rush Limbaugh because of his comments about Sandra Fluke, fire Glenn Beck from his Fox News show, and throw Pat Buchanan off of MSNBC because of a varied list of offenses. Dobbs quit and moved to Fox, Rush’s audience rallied and dropped the sponsors dropping Rush, Beck and Buchanan lost their jobs.
But let’s first focus on George Will and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Here’s the syndicated Will column that started this latest round of conservative headhunting. Will’s point was clear: the alleged “epidemic” of rape on college campuses isn’t—as illustrated by statistics from the Obama administration itself. The column began:
Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate. And academia’s progressivism has rendered it intellectually defenseless now that progressivism’s achievement, the regulatory state, has decided it is academia’s turn to be broken to government’s saddle.
For this latest affront, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch announced they were dropping Will’s column. Said Tony Messenger, the paper’s editor: “The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it.” Messenger also said, as the backlash to the paper’s decision grew, reported here at the Wrap:
“We had a lot of readers very angry and very hurt,” Messenger said. “It caused us to go back and take a look at it, and it reinforced our previous decision that he had lost a little bit of speed off his fastball, and it caused us to make the decision a little bit more quickly than we would have otherwise.”
Speaking on CNN, Messenger said:
“A lot of the responses that were negative to our decision accused us of doing so for political correctness,” Messenger added. “That’s not the case. We believe that the column trivializes sexual assault victims.”
The other day, radio host Hugh Hewitt had Messenger on his show. In this appearance—which Messenger cut short, hanging up on his host—some interesting facts emerge about the mindset of those running the Post-Dispatch
HH: Did you, so you are agreeing there is no place where a factual inaccuracy exists in Mr. Will’s column?

TM: To the best of my knowledge, no, there is not, and we did not correct one.

HH: All right, and so the column just offended you and your folks because of the representations it made. Now I have a factual question in your years as an opinion columnist, and you’ve written opinion columns for a long time, haven’t you?

TM: Yes, I have.

HH: Have you ever written an opinion column mentioning Juanita Broaddrick or Kathleen Willey?

TM: To the best of my memory, no, but it just doesn’t ring a bell right now.

HH: Do you know who they are?

TM: No.

HH: They are the women that President Clinton assaulted,...
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Commissars - The Federal Octopus

A bureaucrat's tentacles around every bush, blade of grass and bedroom. 
They exist only for their own self-perpetuating selves. m/r

The Obamapus
The Federal Octopus | National Review Online

By Victor Davis Hanson  6-24-14

Federal agencies now exist not for the public good but for their employees’ benefit and Obama’s agenda.

When IRS Commissioner John Koskinen arrogantly told Congress that he had no apologies for an agency that has targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny, had a top-ranking bureaucrat take the Fifth Amendment, and destroyed its own correspondence, he meant it. Nor did Lisa Jackson, the former head of the EPA, offer any apologies for concocting a fake persona, replete with false e-mail identity (“Richard Windsor”), to hide her own communications. Kathleen Sebelius was likewise unapologetic after presiding over the ruined initial implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Nor did she pay any consequence for campaigning for Democratic candidates while a cabinet secretary, in violation of the Hatch Act.
Government always grows, sometimes even more rapidly under Republican than under Democratic presidents. But under President Obama we are seeing something a little different — the creation of a partisan, semi-autonomous government that seems to exist for the benefit of its employees and the larger ideological agenda of the present administration.
The common theme of many of the Obama scandals is that expansion of government is a good thing (e.g., more employed constituents, more redistributive regulations on individuals, higher taxes to pay for it all), that government employees should be partisans of those politicians who favor more government, and that what a government agency was constituted to do is not necessarily what it will do.
Take the Veterans Affairs scandal. Delays in providing care were covered up by false record keeping. This criminal fraud contributed to the death of several veterans. The falsification of records also meant both that the scandal would not quickly come to light and that veterans would continue not to receive needed care. No matter: 65 percent of VA executives nevertheless received merit bonuses, among them those at the dysfunctional Phoenix VA Health Care System, where the largest number of veterans died. Overall, 80 percent of VA executives received very high performance rankings for overseeing a scandal-plagued agency. An outsider might conclude that the Veterans Affairs bureaucracy existed not so much for its client veterans as for the fossilized bureaucracy that so poorly runs the hospitals.
That would not be an unreasonable deduction. The General Services Administration, which provides supplies, office space, and so on for federal agencies, supposedly to ensure that they conduct operations efficiently, is likewise out of control. In 2012, videos emerged of lavish GSA junkets to Las Vegas and bizarre government-funded amateur skits and movies. It appeared that federal employees were not only exempt from the law, but sneering about their immunity from accountability.
Under Obama, bureaucracies also freelance far beyond their missions to further the president’s multicultural agenda. One would think that NASA, our agency for exploration of outer space, should have nothing to do with the president’s plans for Muslim outreach, which he thought was going to end the war on terror, remake the Middle East, and ease global tensions.  
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Time has come to shoot back and build a full frontier

Shots Fired from Mexico to Harass Texas-US Law Enforcement

Peeping Drone

Seattle Woman Sees Drone Peeping Into Her Apartment Window « CBS Seattle

Democrats’ Illiberal Attitude on Iraq

"But Democrats aren’t engaged in debate. They’re engaged in a deceitful effort to distort history."
Democrats’ Illiberal Attitude on Iraq | National Review Online


Among Republicans, the debate over America’s proper world role is vigorous. Senator Rand Paul blames the current disarray in Iraq on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. “Were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was the war won in 2005, when many of those people said it was won?”
Cheney, civil but direct, defends his decisions and warns that Paul’s “isolationism” is unwise. “He doesn’t believe we ought to be involved in that part of the world. That didn’t work in the 1930s, it sure as heck won’t work in the aftermath of 9/11.”

That’s not the way Democrats roll. James Fallows, of The Atlantic, tweeted: “Working hypothesis: no one who stumped for original Iraq invasion gets to give ‘advice’ about disaster now. Or should get listened to.” Senator Barbara Boxer called Cheney’s criticism of President Obama “sick,” adding, “That’s just like, you know, a nightmare come back to haunt me, just frankly.” Katrina vanden Heuvel asked, “If so many were wrong about Iraq in 2003, why are they still being invited . . . on Sunday morning talk shows and op-ed pages as authorities on U.S.–Iraq policy?” Jamelle Bouie of Slate suggested that those who backed the original invasion of Iraq “should be barred from public comment.”

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