"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
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Boehner Tries to Resuscitate Dying Border Bill
California Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown: Climate Change Will Drive Millions of People North over the Border | National Review Online
debasement of currency
California Governor Jerry Brown: Climate Change Will Drive Millions of People North over the Border | National Review Online
By Ryan Lovelace 7-31-14
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Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu announced that over 120,000 illegal immigrants have been arrested in just the Tucson sector of the southern border. “We have [had] 123,000 illegals arrested right here in the Tucson sector” Babeu said on Wednesday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” He added that eight “cartel scouts” arrested in the last month. “close to 60,000, what’s predicted to be 90,000 by October 1 of unaccompanied juveniles” are expected cross the border in just the Del Rio Sector of Texas. [Note: Babeu is likely referring to number of unaccompanied juveniles apprehended along the entire border and misspoke when he mentioned the Del Rio Sector.]
Not their dime, so they don't care - Obama Administration Spent Thousands On Strippers, Boxing Tickets In Failed Sting On Border Patrol Agent
Obama Administration Spent Thousands On Strippers, Boxing Tickets In Failed Sting On Border Patrol Agent
▶ Great To Be King Obama Laughs Off Lawsuit On Abuse Of Power - Judge Andrew Napolitano - Fox & Friends - YouTube
Close Down the IRS - it is a thieving, intrusive and corrupt Gestapo-like Bureau, administered by vindictive liars like Lois Lerner
Lois Lerner’s Vendetta | FrontPage Magazine
Jerry Rivers is a fool! Geraldo Unloads on Matt Drudge Over Border Coverage: ‘Doing His Best to Stir Up a Civil War’
Geraldo Unloads on Matt Drudge Over Border Coverage: ‘Doing His Best to Stir Up a Civil War’ | Mediaite
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS - YouTube
Firewall, Bill Whittle talks about his Brief History of Mental Illness,
how he managed to avoid going Full Progressive, the famous author who
helped bring him back to sanity, and asks the fundamental question:
"What if I'm wrong?"
License Standard YouTube License
Worst of both Gestapo & Stasi - IRS official Lois Lerner called conservatives 'crazies' and 'a**holes'
IRS official Lois Lerner called conservatives 'crazies' and 'a**holes' | Mail Online
Emails reveal IRS official Lois Lerner called conservatives 'crazies' and 'a**holes' as Eric Holder comes under new pressure to investigate
- Lerner slammed right-of-center Americans in an email to a colleague in 2012, seven months before the tea-party targeting scandal broke
- 'Maybe we are through if there are that many a**holes,' she wrote, responding to a comment about conservative talk radio programs
- 'We don't need to worry about [illegal] alien terrorists,' she snarked: 'It's our own crazies that will take us down'
- Lerner presided over years of alleged partisan discrimination against conservative groups that applied for nonprofit tax benefits
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2711039/Emails-IRS-official-Lois-Lerner-called-conservatives-crazies-holes-Eric-Holder-gets-new-pressure-investigate.html#ixzz38zo4Y2wD
Here are the Jack-Asses we have "Protecting" our Northern Borders: Leader of Scout Troop Confronted by Armed Border Patrol Speaks Out | Ben Swann Truth In Media
AND OUR SOUTHERN BORDERS ARE WIDE OPEN TO ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS! m/r
Exclusive: Leader of Scout Troop Confronted by Armed Border Patrol Speaks Out | Ben Swann Truth In Media
By: Joshua Cook
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It is about time to uphold the 2nd Amendment! - D.C. Gun Ruling Could Open Door To Universal Carry Laws
D.C. Gun Ruling Could Open Door To Universal Carry Laws (Updated) | The Weekly Standard
JUL 29, 2014 • BY WHITNEY BLAKE
In a surprising decision, a federal judge overturned Washington, D.C.’s open and concealed carry banthis past weekend. While the ruling has received some fanfare, few reports have paid attention to the section in the order that invalidated D.C.’s firearms residency requirements. Just lifting the ban would have affected the approximately 630,000 residents living within the District of Columbia, but the judge went a step further with his little noticed residency decree.
Legal experts say this is the first time a judge has ruled on—or even been presented with in this manner—the hot-button firearms issues of residency and reciprocity. The judge determined that non-residents cannot be barred from carrying handguns in D.C. simply because they do not live there. This establishes an uncharted precedent that has the potential to affect gun laws across the country. In the interim, it has already madehuge waves inside our nation’s capital.
The immediate implications are significant, according to John Lott, a preeminent gun law expert and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. “We have a big experiment now, where people who come into work in D.C. are going to be able to carry....In fact, even more people can carry now in D.C. than can carry in Virginia or Maryland. In Maryland, it’s very difficult to get a permit, but I can go and lock my gun in my trunk in Maryland, drive into work in D.C., and as soon as I cross the border, take the gun out and put it in my pocket.”
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Certainly not US! m/r
Obama: Muslims Built 'The Very Fabric of Our Nation'
US Should be embarrassed by Kerry, Not US, just Obama's toady's are fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry - Yahoo News
AP By MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.
Then there is Speaker of the House John Boehner, He acts more as a drunk trying to decide if he really needs to go to a rehab instead of taking on the Democrats.
These decrepit, County Club Republicans are missing in action. Maybe we should ask Obama to look for them when he's on the Golf Course. m/r
Headless Elephants | The American Spectator
by Scott McKay – 7.29.14
A deficit of smarts and principles is hamstringing the GOP when America needs it most.
Vermin of the Middle East, Hamas' Tunnel Rats - Hamas tunnel raid kills 5 soldiers in southern Israel
Hamas tunnel raid kills 5 soldiers in southern Israel | The Times of Israel
One Palestinian gunman killed in attack on IDF post near Kibbutz Nahal Oz;
IDF death toll rises to 53
Monday, July 28, 2014
Slideshows | National Review Online
THE "GREAT WAR": July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities in World War I, a massive conflagration that would rage across Europe and far-flung battlefields for more than four years. Here’s a look back at the conflict through the faces of the soldiers who fought on all sides. Pictured, British troops climb out from a trench on the Western front.
Say good-bye to the great city Giuliani remade.
Commissioner William Bratton used "Fixing Broken Windows" to great success when he was part of Giuliani's administration! m/r
De Blasio's Policing Dilemma by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal 28 July 2014
The Gotham mayor must decide whether to listen to his police commissioner or the .
Consider the statements of her fellow celebs: Actors Mark Ruffalo and John Cusack, actress and UNICEF ambassador Mia Farrow, and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have all tweeted support for Gaza, as has comedian Rob Schneider, who added, “To not be outraged at the killing of children is to risk your very soul. #Gaza.” Under pressure from Palestinian academics this spring, scientist Stephen Hawking withdrew from a conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.What mass mental malady has afflicted these people? The Palestinians would just as soon kill any of them as look at them. m/r
Keep Talking, Joan | National Review Online
By Ian Tuttle 7-28-14
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Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death - Yahoo News
By Ola AwoniyiJuly 26, 2014
Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The PJ Tatler » Israeli Government Source: Kerry ‘Completely Capitulated’ to Hamas
The Times of Israel is reporting that a government official told Israeli Channel 2 that Kerry “dug a tunnel under the Egyptian ceasefire proposal” which was accepted by Israel on Friday, and gave the Israeli government a text that accepted most of the demands made by Hamas.
To the “horror” of the Israeli ministers, the Kerry proposal accepted Hamas’s demands for the opening of border crossings into Gaza — where Israel and Egypt fear the import of weaponry; the construction of a seaport; and the creation of a post-conflict funding channel for Hamas from Qatar and other countries, according to the sources. The proposal, meanwhile, did not even provide for Israel to continue demolishing the Hamas network of “terror tunnels” dug under the Israeli border.Yep. That’s our Johnny.
Rather than provoke an open diplomatic confrontation with the United States, the report said, the appalled ministers chose not to issue an official statement rejecting the Kerry terms. Instead, word of the decision was allowed to leak out.
The cabinet was meeting again on Saturday night to discuss all aspects of the 19-day conflict with Hamas. Ongoing efforts were being made to reformulate the ceasefire terms, Israeli sources said.
Channel 2′s diplomatic reporter Udi Segal said “voices” from the cabinet had described Kerry as “negligent,” “lacking the ability to understand” the issues, and “incapable of handling the most basic matters.”
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There are several answers, all disgusting! Why Is a 9/11 Plotter Being Severed From the Military Commission Trial?
Ordered Liberty » Why Is a 9/11 Plotter Being Severed From the Military Commission Trial?
As related in the report, the ruling seems very strange. The judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, is said to have explained, as the Post puts it, that “the court needs to resolve whether Binalshibh has the mental capacity to participate in the trial.” This is difficult to square with the report’s simultaneous assertion that “neither the government nor Binalshibh’s lawyer argue that he is mentally incompetent.” To be sure, there have been questions for years about the terrorist’s mental state; but one of his civilian lawyers insisted to the Post that Binalshibh wanted to go to trial with his co-defendants. He did not wish to be severed.
There is also said to be a conflict-of-interest issue to sort out, but that claim, too, does not fare well under scrutiny.
Earlier this year the FBI began probing a defense leak of a manifesto written by Binalshibh’s more notorious co-defendant, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The manifesto was among the many documents covered by a court non-disclosure order. As I detailed in a National Review column …
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PJ Media » AP Reporter: Get Used to the ‘New Normal’
Ordinarily, the perpetrator of such nonsense would have been known and subjected to the relentless personal ridicule he or she deserves. But this is the week the AP’s union, the News Media Guild, upset that its members have been working without a contract for almost eight months after a year of negotiating, began a series of childish “multiple protests” they think will cause the news co-op “to start bargaining in good faith.” (The News Media Guild’s militance largely explains why the AP’s coverage of labor-related matters is so routinely biased.)
One of those “protests” was “a four-day byline and credit boycott” by reporters and photographers who refused to put their names on dispatches and photos submitted from Tuesday through Friday. The tortured statement which opened this column came out smack dab in the middle of that boycott, which the union hilariously described as “a sacrifice.”
Even the AP reporter’s admissions concerning how weak the economy’s performance has been under President Barack Obama were watered down.
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Obama's Police State Miles Away From the Border! While Illegals Get Bus Trips Americans are Being Tazed and Arrested by Border Patrol 100 Miles Away - YouTube
This is none of their business off the border!
The other part of this was commentary from Rep, Peter King supporting Stasi Tactics from the Border Patrol inside America, This is laughable from the Congressman who openly supported and solicited funds for the IRA terrorist. m/r
While Illegals Get Bus Trips Americans are Being Tazed and Arrested by Border Patrol 100 Miles Away - YouTube
His Silly Politics never seemed to fit with his personal and professional Self Reliance: James Garner, 1928-2014
I'll miss him! Bet most of us will. m/r
Chemistry Lessons: James Garner, 1928-2014 :: SteynOnline
Ave atque vale
July 21, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
They think every urban area can be redeveloped as if it were DisneyWorld.
They seem to forget that Disney is private and run under velvet gloved, totalitarianism. It's theirs, so they can. I personally really hate Disney World. To me it is concentration camp lite.
Light rail systems keep cropping up in blighted urban area, make no money, go where few want to go and the rides get mugged.
Plannes are wasteful and incompetent. m/r
Is Detroit's New Light Rail Line America's Greatest Boondoggle? - Reason.com
No more phony, lying, instigated "peace talks" by enabler and appeasers who have nothing to lose as Isreal has everything to lose!
This will also help the current anti-Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt. m/r
Netanyahu Is Winning | National Review Online
By Tom Rogan 7-26-14
His strategy to divide Hamas and Fatah, and strengthen the latter, seems to be working.