"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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Past "Cleverness" of Obama Is Finally Starting to Catch Up With Him

Not so clever and we are stuck with it! m/r

The Past Cleverness of President Obama Is Finally Starting to Catch Up With Him | The American Spectator

This and other random thoughts on the passing scene.
By Thomas Sowell – 9.30.14

Random thoughts on the passing scene:
What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common.
The biggest issue in this fall’s election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama’s contempt for the Constitution. Whether such judges will be confirmed by the Senate depends on whether the Senate continues to be controlled by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Why in the world would any sane American go to North Korea and put themselves at the mercy of a crackpot dictator?
Since Illinois enacted a law permitting more people to carry concealed firearms, more than 65,000 people got permits to do so. Rates of robbery, burglary, and motor vehicle thefts have dropped significantly, and the murder rate has fallen to a level not seen in more than half a century. If only the gun control fanatics would pay some attention to facts, a lot of lives could be saved.
If you took all the mumbo-jumbo out of our educational institutions, how much would be left? Students could finish their education years earlier and end up knowing a lot more than they know now.
Why are Americans — and the Western world in general — falling all over ourselves stifling our own self-expression to appease people who chose to immigrate here, and are now demanding the suppression of anything they don’t like, such as public expressions of Christianity or displays of the American flag?
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Liberals are dullards who don't get jokes - The Hit Job on Fox News

Veterans of Liberal Lefty Gangs! m/r

The Hit Job on Fox News | The American Spectator

Veterans’ letter attacking Bolling, Gutfeld, hid liberal activists.
By Jeffrey Lord – 9.30.14
It was a hit job. Sixty veterans signing a much publicized “Open Letter to Fox News” — yet the signers were mysteriously never identified beyond the military branch in which they served.
No wonder. I have been through the list of sixty, and it is filled with Obama campaign workers, one ex-Obama White House aide, liberal activists, Democratic Party congressional candidates, Democratic Party state legislators, and more. The letter was sponsored by the Truman Project, a ten-year-old think tank with a focus on national security. Its board of directors includes Hunter Biden, the son of the Vice President. None of which was even whispered in the haughty “Open Letter” that was distributed to a media all too eager to go along with an attack on Fox News and two of the co-hosts on the Fox show The Five — Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld. Instead the letter was presented as a source of genuine outrage from average, non-partisan American veterans — while keeping the real identity of the signers secret.
And you wonder why Americans are cynical about politicians?
The other day on Fox’s The Five co-host Eric Bolling made a mistake. Following up a “One More Thing” salute by co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle to United Arab Emirates Air Force Major Mariam Al Mansouri for being that rarity of an Air Force pilot in an Arab country – a woman pilot in that part of the world where women are all too frequently treated as less than even second class citizens. Bolling joked about whether this meant “boobs on the ground.” Gutfeld smiled a joke about whether the Major could park the jet. (For those who watch Gutfeld on both The Five and his own Redeye, the joke is always the joke within the joke, obviously lost on less sophisticated critics — unless, of course, it wasn’t lost and they needed Gutfeld’s remark to help play their game.)
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Kiss of Death - "Don't Worry" - CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus

How long have we known that the borders had to be closed and on one should have been allowed to fly in from Africa without quarantine! m/r

CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Speaks for itself - ‘Muslim Free Zone,’ and Will Probably Get Sued Out of Existence

The PJ Tatler » Owner Makes Gun Range a ‘Muslim Free Zone,’ and Will Probably Get Sued Out of Existence

By Bryan Preston On September 30, 2014 In Freedom,Islam,Politics,Religion 
The state of fundamental freedoms of religion and association, in two acts.

Act One: A gun range owner has announced that her business is now a “Muslim free zone.”

Jan Morgan owns the Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Arkansas. She has posted a notice that Muslims may no longer use the range. She is attempting to exercise the freedom of association, along with her duties as a federally licensed firearm dealer.

The primary reasons I do not want muslims shooting at my range are listed:

1) The Koran (which I have read and studied thoroughly) and (which all muslims align themselves with), contains 109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror against all human beings who refuse to submit or convert to Islam. Read those verses of violence here.

2) My life has been threatened repeatedly by muslims in response to my publication of those verses from their Koran. Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?

3) * The barbaric act of beheading an innocent American in Oklahoma by a muslim 
* the Boston bombings(by muslims)
* the Foot Hood mass shooting (by a muslim) that killed 13 people and injured over 30 people
* and the murder of 3000 innocent people (by muslims) on 9/11
She writes that two Muslims came to the range last week and caused a disturbance, which added to the recent news about Islamic terrorism home and abroad caused her to make the range a Muslim free zone.

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If you want a description of an "other than non-Muslim-non-Hispanic White Male," don't bother with the press

And now he joke is on the press. m/r

All the Facts Fit To Delete | National Review Online

Our Stupid-Ass Government!

It invited the virus in by plane and open borders! m/r

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US

For your own good! Town Wants to Ban Cameras After Cop’s Obama Rant Goes Viral

Remember, Meryl Streep is from NJ (Nanny of the Month, Sept. 2014)

Town Wants to Ban Cameras After Cop’s Obama Rant Goes Viral (Nanny of the Month, Sept. 2014) - YouTube

Sep 30, 2014
Nanny of the Month turns five-years-old this month, and after all these years busybodies still delight in making it it their business to mind your business. Back in September 2009, control freaks put everything from shark tours to apple pie on their hit list, and how about this month?

Wesley Cook the Cop Killer Selected as Commencement Speaker for College | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Is college worth diddly-squat anymore? m/r

Mumia Abu-Jamal Selected as Commencement Speaker for College | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Prisoner, former death row inmate, author and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal will give the commencement speech at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
The college announced Monday that Abu-Jamal, who received his Bachelor of Arts from Goddard in 1996, was selected by the Fall 2014 graduating class.
Abu-Jamal, 60, was sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner. Prosecutors later agreed to a life term after a federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing, citing flawed jury instructions.
Since his arrest, Abu-Jamal has gained supporters worldwide who claim he is innocent of the crime and the victim of a racist legal system. Many opponents however, including Faulkner's widow and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, maintain that Abu-Jamal was Faulkner's killer.

Read more:http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Mumia-Abu-Jamal-Selected-as-Commencement-Speaker-for-College-277536971.html#ixzz3Eo2y0d52
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Nothing of Value since 1980! - The Green Monster

And Barbara Boxer is an arrogant idiot! m/r

John Stossel - The Green Monster - YouTube

Published on Sep 29, 2014
Jay Lehr (Heartland Institute) and farmer Andy Jackson join John to discuss how a once useful agency transmogrified into a green monster. http://www.LibertyPen.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

"The End is Near." That was always my favorite part of the Church Service, Leaving.

Ask "Saint Al." The Faith of the Climate Hoax. m/r

Climate Worship at the Cathedral | The American Spectator

By Mark Tooley – 9.26.14

At St. John the Divine, the climate never changes.

Hundreds of thousands marched in New York recently for climate “justice” in “The People’s Climate March,” convinced that human industry is heating the earth to apocalyptic levels.
Naturally there was a religious auxiliary to the Global Warming jamboree in the form of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, sponsored by the World Council of Churches, among others. And of course it included earth-friendly worship at the flamboyant Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, whose theologically provocative services some critics have labeled earth worship.
Those critics would have found vindication at the cathedral on Sunday, where “The Religions of the Earth Multi-faith Service” paid homage to Mother Earth by asking worshippers to pile stones on the altar to confirm their climate commitment. Over a thousand concerned religious activists filled the pews, praying for and at times seemingly to the earth, beneath two giant sculptures of feathered phoenixes that soared overhead in the huge gothic worship space.
Urging on the stone bearers was Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Lakota spiritual leader and 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. He explained that rocks were first in the Great Spirit’s creation, worriedly adding, “Spirit Mother is sick, and has a fever.”
“These [rocks] are not inert matter, they are not dead matter,” further explained Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva. …
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Guns are useful for protection from those who want to kill us and control us.

Guns are preferable to the terrible up close and deadly personal ok a knife fight. 

If my understanding is correct, I disagree with Mr. Cookes premis here. m/r

How the Right Could Lose Its Way on Guns | National Review Online

“Bring your gun to work” laws and their ilk are a perversion of the principles that got us here. 

In Florida earlier this year, Republican majorities in both houses passed an NRA-backed bill that prohibited private insurers “from denying coverage or increasing rates based on customers owning guns or ammunition.” Demonstrating a comprehensive inability to grasp the nature of individual rights, state representative Matt Gaetz told theTampa Bay Tribune in April that “Floridians have a constitutional right to bear arms,” and that, in consequence, “even one case of insurers taking action because of gun ownership is ‘too much.’” “How much discrimination based on the exercise of a constitutional right is tolerable?” Gaetz asked. Oh dear.
Per the Tribune, the bill was designed to apply

to property and automobile insurers and add language to part of state law that deals with “unfair discrimination.” As an example, the bill would seek to block insurers from refusing to issue policies because of customers’ lawful ownership or possession of firearms. Similarly, it would bar them from charging “unfairly discriminatory” rates based on gun ownership or possession.
Shamefully, Republican governor Rick Scott signed the measure into law.

[The law, unfortunately, was necessary. Guns have saved more lives and property, including mine. Interrogatory determination of gun ownership invades privacy way too far! m/r]
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Israel Gets It! The Iranian Fanatics Don't Care if the People of Iran Die

We are not dealing against the Soviets, who at least had a sense of their mortality. The Iranians are crazy, duplicitous and religious zealots, a terribly dangerous combination that. m/r

Israel PM warns nuclear-armed Iran would be 'gravest threat' - Yahoo News


United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose the "gravest threat to us all" and called for a full dismantling of Tehran's nuclear program.
"The Islamic republic is now trying to bamboozle its way to an agreement.. that will cement Iran's place as a threshold military nuclear power," Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly.
"Allowing that to happen would pose the gravest threat to us all."
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Not to mention A, B, C, D, E …. Daily Caller alphabet of racism letters u and v

Daily Caller alphabet of racism letters u and v | The Daily Caller

Looking for His Positive Legacy - U.S. Troops Battling Ebola Get Off to Slow Start in Africa

Unnecessarily Exposing a Battalion to invisible, viral death. m/r

U.S. Troops Battling Ebola Get Off to Slow Start in Africa - WSJ

U.S. Troops Battling Ebola Get Off to Slow Start in Africa
online.wsj.com ^ | Sept. 28, 2014 8:06 p.m. ET | Drew Hinshaw in Robertsville, Liberia, and Betsy McKay in Atlanta 
Posted on September 28, 2014 8:41:51 PM EDT by BenLurkin
On Saturday, a handful of troops from the Navy's 133rd Mobile Construction Battalion led a bulldozer through thigh-high grass outside Liberia's main airport, bottles of hand sanitizer dangling from their belt loops.
They had been digging a parking lot in the East African nation of Djibouti this month when they received a call to build the first of a dozen or more tent hospitals the U.S intends to construct in this region. The soldiers started by giving the land a downward slope for water runoff—"to keep out any unwanted reptiles," said Petty Officer Second Class Justin Holsinger.
While this team levels the earth, superiors hash out the still-uncertain details of the American intervention here.
The epidemic is showing signs of gaining speed—6,574 cases had been reported officially as of Sept. 23, with 3,091 deaths. Those fatalities are more than double the number of both a month ago. The actual number of cases is believed to be three or four times as high. Had no international aid come, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, the number of cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone might have soared to 1.4 million by mid-January.
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It happens every election. Republicans refuse to vote because their dumbs pants got in a bunch on some issue with a Republican candidate

The Stupid Party, in and out of office, m/r

The Difference Between Winners And Whiners | The American Spectator

The midterms will provide a valuable object lesson.
By David Catron – 9.29.14

Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid. Here’s how to reinforce that belief: Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican. If you live in Kansas, for example, you can suck your thumb while Democrat ringer Greg Orman beats Republican Senator Pat Roberts. If you’re a Kentucky conservative, you can stay home and bitch about Mitch while Alison “Rubberstamp” Grimes heads to Washington. If you’re in Mississippi, you can stay mad at Thad and allow Travis “no repeal” Childers to win. That’ll show those RINOs!

It isn’t necessary to speculate about the results of such petulance. We are already suffering the consequences of a similar tantrum. As R. Emmett Tyrrell pointed outlast week, about 4 million conservatives declined to participate in the 2012 presidential election: “The wise psephologists tell us that these conservatives did not like Romney. He was too bland for the Tea Partiers.… Frankly, I do not know why they stayed home given the choice between a community organizer and a former governor.” Regardless of the rationale, those abstainers are responsible for the domestic corruption and foreign policy disasters of the last two years.

And, if they engage in similarly sophomoric behavior in November, the results will be even more catastrophic. If Harry Reid remains in control of the Senate, he and his White House accomplices will “fundamentally transform” the nation into a social democratic hellhole.

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He always looked like an unmade bed - James Traficant, 1941-2014

You have have a warm spot in your heart for he "vowed to lead the charge to abolish the IRS and repeal the 16th Amendment."

It does sound so outlandish today after all the revelations of its continual abuse. m/r

James Traficant, 1941-2014 | The Weekly Standard

Matt Labash

There are Just 15? Obama’s 15 Worst Moments At The UN

He's right up there with Yasir Arafat. m/r

Obama’s 15 Worst Moments At The UN | FrontPage Magazine

By Ben Shapiro On September 26, 2014  In Daily Mailer,FrontPage 
Speaking at the United Nations on Wednesday, ... Obama performed the signal feat of cramming his head so far up his own ass that his head actually emerged from his mouth again, thereby creating the first human Escher loop. His speech at the United Nations was chock-full of moronic platitudes, internal contradictions, and morally disgusting sentiments.
Here are the top fifteen:
“Together, we have learned how to cure disease, and harness the power of the wind and sun.” Which is, of course, why disease remains rampant in Africa – so much so that Obama is sending 3,000 troops there to combat Ebola virus – and why America garners a whopping 4.13 percent of her electricity from wind and 0.23 percent from the sun. But the Godking hath reined global forces to his chariot, and shall ride the moonbeams!
“We are here because others realized that we gain more from cooperation than conquest.” Well, no. We are here because civilized nations banded together to defeat Nazis and then communism, not because of some global revelation about the power of cooperation. This is a third grade rendition of history.

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Incompetent or Worse - Obama Says Intel Community Underestimated Threat Of ISIS

Muslim First Sympathizers in the White House. m/r

The Khorosan Group is Al Qaeda, but that doesn't fit Obama's narrative, it was the same as Benghazi.

Judge Jeanine Pirro -Obama Says Intel Community Underestimated Threat Of ISIS - YouTube

Sep 28, 2014
Judge Jeanine Pirro -Obama Says Intel Community Underestimated Threat Of ISIS
McCarthy Claim Obama Administration Invented Name To Deceive Us - Khorosan Group

Race Pimps Risen

Also known as "Community Organizers." 

Does not anyone in the big media see anything so terribly wrong with the worst race mongering hustler now residing at the nation's political power center? m/r

Al Sharpton Empowered | National Review Online

By John Fund & Hans von Spakovsky   9-28-14

Eric Holder’s legacy: Enabling Sharpton’s “I have a scheme” civil-rights agenda

Eric Holder prepares to leave as attorney general, there is a fierce debate over his six-year tenure. Many conservative senators who voted to confirm him in 2009 now regret it. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, now zings Holder’s “lack of respect for Congress, the American taxpayer, and the laws on the books.” Even some of his supporters agree he’s been confrontational and polarizing. Juan Williams of Fox News rails against anti-Holder “scandalmongers” but then admits “the Justice Department has devolved into the heart of Washington darkness, the absolute pit of modern political polarization in my lifetime.” 
One reason for that polarization is that, thanks to direct support from Holder and President Obama himself, the Reverend Al Sharpton has now become the nation’s leading African-American civil-rights leader. Last month, Politico proclaimed Sharpton “the national black leader Obama leans on most.”
“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official told Politico. The White House had early on concluded it didn’t have much use for Jesse Jackson, a former top Obama adviser told Politico’s Glenn Thrush: “We needed to have someone to deal with in the African-American community, and Sharpton was the next best thing, so, yeah, we sort of helped build him up.” Egad, the equivalent of unleashing Typhoid Mary in a kitchen.
Today, Sharpton is at the center of presidential announcements and frequently texts or e-mails with Holder and top Justice officials. He vacationed this year at the Martha’s Vineyard condo of uber-presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, just up the road from where Obama himself was staying. ...
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Don't Blame Me! - Allah Made Me Do It

Sounds like Obama! m/r

Allah Made Me Do It | FrontPage Magazine

By Daniel Greenfield On September 29, 2014 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments
Stop me if you’ve heard this story before.

A Muslim convert who recently became very religious beheads a woman while reportedly shouting Islamic phrases. The authorities rush to convince everyone in sight that it has nothing to do with Islam.

I’m not talking about Alton Nolen in Oklahoma at the end of September, but Nicholas Salvador in the UK at the beginning of September. Salvador, a Nigerian Muslim convert, beheaded an 82-year-old European woman with a foot-long blade. Nolen killed a 54-year-old American woman with a 10-inch blade.

The bios of both men are fairly similar to the beheaders of British soldier Lee Rigby. The perpetrators were Nigerian converts to Islam. Alton Nolen was a black convert to Islam. They had a history of criminal behavior followed by a conversion to Islam and the inevitable bloody ending.

On his Facebook page, Nolen posted, “Sharia law is coming!!!” The killers of Lee Rigby had chanted for Sharia law in the streets of London. That is the same Sharia law of stonings and beheadings.

It is the law of the Koran which states, “When you meet the unbelievers in Jihad smite at their necks until you have slaughtered many of them.” (Koran 47:4)

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"nothing to do with terrorism"

Where religion, race and self delusion meet lying heads. m/r
just "a random workplace beheading"
Winning Heads and Minds :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn  •  Sep 26, 2014

Moore is a municipality that lies between Norman, where a dear friend of mine lives, and Oklahoma City, which I know reasonably well. I can't claim to know Moore other than to drive through, but I do remember the water tower emblazoned with "Moore - Home of Toby Keith". Can't get more American than that, can you?
Colleen Hufford was born in 1960. Life is full of grim twists and cruel vicissitudes, but in mid-20th century America it would not have occurred to anyone that one needed to worry about going to work and being beheaded by a colleague. Yet that's what happened to Ms Hufford on Thursday: She turned up for her job at at the Vaughan Foods food processing plant in Moore, and Alton Alexander Nolen decapitated her.
Why would he do that? Well, as the initial reports were at pains to assure us, it's nothing to do with terrorism. That's true, in the sense that Mr Nolen is not a card-carrying member of an officially credentialed state-recognized terrorism-provider such as ISIS or al-Qaeda. It's true in the sense that he's not on any official US Department of Homeland Security terror watch list, because, under the geniuses running American national security, that honor is reserved for my fellow Hillsdale cruiser Steve Hayes. And, of course, it's also true in the sense that Mr Nolen is a recent convert to Islam and, as David Cameron and Barack Obama and many others are ever more eager to emphasize, terrorism is nothing to do with Islam. Mr Nolen had the Muslim greeting "As-salamu Alaikum" - "Peace be upon you" - tattooed upon his abdomen. And he'd tried, without success, to persuade his co-workers at Vaughan Foods to convert to Islam. So he wasn't just mildly Islamic in the nothing-to-do-with-terrorism sense, he was super-Islamic in the really-totally-no-terrorism-to-see-here sense.
So Colleen Hufford's death was, as Jim Hoft put it, just "a random workplace beheading". Indeed, many commenters at KOCO-TV seem more outraged by the mentioning of Mr Nolen's religion than by the beheading:
Truth is, Islam has nothing to do with it. And Christians are far from innocent.

What does his religion have to do with this tragedy???

What does his religious faith have to do with this story?

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Go Away! - The Solace of Oblivion

The right to be left alone! m/r

Google and the Right to Be Forgotten

Annals of Law 

In Europe, the right to be forgotten trumps the Internet.


In October 31, 2006, an eighteen-year-old woman named Nikki Catsouras slammed her father’s sports car into the side of a concrete toll booth in Orange County, California. Catsouras was decapitated in the accident. The California Highway Patrol, following standard protocol, secured the scene and took photographs. The manner of death was so horrific that the local coroner did not allow Nikki’s parents to identify her body.
“About two weeks after the accident, I got a call from my brother-in-law,” Christos Catsouras, Nikki’s father, told me. “He said he had heard from a neighbor that the photos from the crash were circulating on the Internet. We asked the C.H.P., and they said they would look into it.” In short order, two employees admitted that they had shared the photographs. As summarized in a later court filing, the employees had “e-mailed nine gruesome death images to their friends and family members on Halloween—for pure shock value. Once received, the photographs were forwarded to others, and thus spread across the Internet like a malignant firestorm, popping up on thousands of Web sites.”
Already bereft of his eldest daughter, Catsouras told his three other girls that they couldn’t look at the Internet. “But, other than that, people told me there was nothing I could do,” he recalled. “They said, ‘Don’t worry. It’ll blow over.’ ” Nevertheless, Catsouras embarked on a modern legal quest: to remove information from the Internet. In recent years, many people have made the same kind of effort, from actors who don’t want their private photographs in broad circulation to ex-convicts who don’t want their long-ago legal troubles to prevent them from finding jobs. Despite the varied circumstances, all these people want something that does not exist in the United States: the right to be forgotten.
The situation is different in Europe, thanks to a court case that was decided earlier this year. …
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Obama is a very small, sad man.

The PJ Tatler » Obama: U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated ISIS
By Rick Moran On September 28, 2014  In Politics 
Not his fault. How was he supposed to know that ISIS was a growing threat?

In fact, U.S. intelligence agencies received information from Kurdish officials early this year that ISIS was on the march.

Kurdish officials on Tuesday revealed more details about the warnings they gave to U.S. officials about the threat from Sunni militants now rampaging across Iraq with their eyes on Baghdad.

As far back as six months ago, Kurdish intelligence operatives were receiving troubling reports from along the border between Syria and Iraq, officials told NBC News.

There was a suspiciously large amount of men gathering in makeshift camps and staging areas that were accumulating weapons and vehicles. They appeared, according to Kurdish intelligence, to be preparing for battle.

The men were made up of mostly fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham (ISIS), which has taken control of several cities in Iraq in the past couple of weeks — but Kurdish Intelligence operatives also noticed the fighters’ ranks had grown.

Joining were young men from local Iraqi tribes not known to have previous affiliation with ISIS, an organization aimed at establishing an Islamic caliphate militarily and imposing their strict interpretation of Islamic Law, or ‘Sharia’ in Iraq and greater Syria. Kurdish intelligence also learned that former officials from Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath party and ex-military officers were communicating with the fighters.
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Coenheads seem to run 50% with good to great films, and that's not bad in today's Hollywood - 30 Years of Coens

Ironic Scene from "Miller's Crossing"
Among my favorite Coen Brother's Movies: "No Country for Old Men", "Fargo" and "Miller's Crossing."

30 Years of Coens: True Grit - The Atlantic

Have girl, will travel
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Coen brothers' debut, Blood Simple, I’m re-watching their 16 feature films and attempting to jot down observations on one per day, in order of their release. For a fuller explanation of what I’m doing and why, see my first entry, on Blood Simple. (Here, too, are my entries onRaising ArizonaMiller’s CrossingBarton FinkThe Hudsucker ProxyFargo,The Big LebowskiO Brother, Where Art Thou?The Man Who Wasn’t There,Intolerable CrueltyThe LadykillersNo Country For Old MenBurn After Reading, and A Serious Man. The landing page for the whole series is here.)

Notes on True Grit  (2010)

• Several readers of my entry on No Country for Old Men made the case that the film was less a straightforward Coens picture than a de facto collaboration between the brothers and Cormac McCarthy, who wrote the novel on which it was based. And it’s true to a certain extent: The Coens’ previous “adaptations” had been at best loose homages to Homer, Hammett, Chandler, Sturges, et al., in contrast to No Country, which was a generally faithful rendering of McCarthy’s original. That said, their respective artistic visions proved so deeply congruent that the movie has always felt entirely “Coens” to me; McCarthy’s template seemed to unfetter the brothers’ gift, not to muddy it. The same is not quite true of True Grit, another handsome, well-wrought adaptation—in this case, of the 1968 Western by Charles Portis—but one in which novelist and filmmakers seem less in sync. (My original review is here.)
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The Devil Made Him Do It, "It's Not My Fault!" - Obama Blames Intelligence Community for Underestimating Terrorist Threat

And never shuts up while saying nothing, while blaming others. What a Putz! m/r

▶ Duck and Cover: Obama Blames Intelligence Community for Underestimating Terrorist Threat - YouTube

Sep 28, 2014
Duck and Cover: Obama Blames Intelligence Community for Underestimating Terrorist Threat (September 28, 2014)

This is from The Atlantic last year - Steve Kroft's Softball Obama Interviews Diminish '60 Minutes'

Steve Kroft's Softball Obama Interviews Diminish '60 Minutes' - The Atlantic


All 14 questions the award-winning correspondent posed in his recent sit-down were glaringly flawed. Even Jon Stewart is more hard-hitting.

On 60 Minutes, the news-magazine show that prides itself on "hard-hitting" investigations and interviews, correspondent Steve Kroft, who has won most of the highest awards in his industry, has just broadcast another softball interviewwith the most powerful man in the world, a performance that ought to earn him a rebuke from his peers in the news business but almost certainly won't. His CBS bio page proudly touts his unparalleled access to President Obama: He scored the first post-election sit down after Election 2008, another exclusive following the killing of Osama bin Laden, and a third sit-down as the president kicked off his reelection campaign.
Little wonder that Obama keeps going back. The 60 Minutes brand is associated with probing interviews, and Kroft is adept at using his tone and manner to create the impression of tough questions without actually asking any. For Sunday's interview, Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who sat beside him, benefited from 60 Minutes gravitas while answering questions better suited to Ellen. It hardly matters whether Kroft is deliberately pulling his punches to secure ongoing access or is simply disinclined to fulfill the core journalistic duty of holding powerful people accountable for their actions; his Obama interviews ought to diminish his standing and the reputation of his employer.     
Lest you think I am being too hard on Kroft, here are all of the questions broadcast from his Obama-Clinton interview:
  • "This is very improbable. This is not an interview I ever expected to be doing. But I understand, Mr. President, this was your idea. Why did you want to do this together, a joint interview?" ...

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We All Fear Help From The Government When It Comes!

"We're from the Government and We're here to help you!"
'You’ll remember this for a long time.' | National Review Online

By David Pryce-Jones
September 28, 2014 

Full Short Post

No novelist or historian could sum up the entire experience of Communism in so short and perfect a form as this report of just one hundred and five words taken from the newspaper Sovietskaya Rossiya in the days when the late Leonid Brezhnev was in charge of the dictatorship of the proletariat:
Vadim Mikhailovich, an old age pensioner, was paying his weekly visit to his local steam bath in Moscow when there was a shout of  “There he is” and he was seized by the arm and led away by officials. Protesting he had done nothing wrong, he was led into a room full of white-coated men and told: “You’ll remember this for a long time.” Vadim fainted. When he regained consciousness, he was told he was the bath’s millionth visitor and was handed a birch broom and two bars of soap. Vadim fainted again and five days later was still recovering from shock in hospital.

From a Year Ago: George Will's Libertarian Evolution: Q&A on Obama, Syria, & the Power of Choice

He has still a way to go. m/r

George Will's Libertarian Evolution: Q&A on Obama, Syria, & the Power of Choice - YouTube

Sep 13, 2013
"I've lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that's a lot of folly to witness up close," says Washington Post columnist George Will. "Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January 1, 1970 has pretty much dissipated at the hands of the government." …

It was just a matter of time - Tear gas fired at chaotic Hong Kong democracy protests

Yet Hong Kong, now part of Red China, under it's 30 year separate system, with only about a dozen years left, is still considered freer for individual rights and business than the USA, because it is ruled by a firm set of laws and little regulated. m/r

Tear gas fired at chaotic Hong Kong democracy protests - Yahoo News

 Aaron Tam, Benjamin Haas  9-28-14

Hong Kong (AFP) - Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the city for days.

There were chaotic scenes, with protesters screaming "Shame!" at police as they tried to shield themselves from the clouds of gas, said AFP reporters on the scene.
The tear gas volleys incensed the predominantly youthful crowds demonstrating against Beijing's refusal to grant full democracy to the semi-autonomous city, as a tense week of largely contained student-led demonstrations exploded into mass angry street protests.
Several scuffles broke out between police in helmets, gas masks and riot gear and demonstrators angered by the tear gas, which was last used in Hong Kong in 2005.
"We are unarmed, just standing here, there was no warning for the gas," Harry Hung told AFP.
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The Primary Function of Our Gov't is to protect the Citizens and Borders - NOT FRIGGING DIVERSITY!! - It lets Liberians stay in US amid Ebola crisis

Put US last? How dare you? m/r

Gov't lets Liberians stay in US amid Ebola crisis - Yahoo News


WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberian immigrants living in the United States without a visa won't be sent back to the epicenter of Ebola crisis in West Africa for at least another two years, the Obama administration said Friday.
President Barack Obama signed a memo extending a legal protection called "deferred enforced departure" that continues a protection from deportation that has been in place for more than a decade. 
The government first granted Liberians temporary protective status during that country's bloody civil war, which started in 1991 and ended in 2003.

That original protection expired in October 2007.
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Resurrection and Demise - Cancer victim 'came back to life' in her grave

No resurrectionists required. m/r

Cancer victim 'came back to life' in her grave - Telegraph

Visitors to a cemetery in Greece claim they heard a woman shouting from inside her coffin and dug her up, only for her to die for a second time-

Shocked visitors to a Greek cemetery were left horrified when they heard banging and muffled calls for help coming from the grave of a woman who just been buried.
Police said a cemetery worker and two people visitors heard a woman’s voice from inside the 49-year-old cancer patient’s grave on Thursday.
The sounds were reportedly heard by the passers-by shortly after the last relatives of the deceased had left her funeral in the northern town of Peraia.
They are believed to have dug up the grave to try to save her, but by the time they got her out of the ground she had suffocated inside the coffin, according to Greek media.
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How Can You Tell? - Obama Goes Rogue

He' an embarrassment, but not at the UN. m/r

Obama Goes Rogue - Reason.com

 | September 26, 2014

Hey, why not? Neither Democrats nor Republicans in Congress see fit to stop him.

Of the countless lessons we've learned from liberals over the past few years, none is more critical than this: If Democrats find an issue important enough and if doing something feels like the "right thing," Barack Obama has the power to act without any regard for separation of powers. So what makes anyone believe that war would be any different?
This week, the president OK'd airstrikes against Islamic State targets—allying us with Bashar Assad, possibly Iran, and definitely Qatar—using an unrelated 13-year-old authorization for use of military force as his legal mandate. Seems like a big deal. It may even be a good idea. Yet even though Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, informed the Senate that ground troops could be needed to finish the job—whatever that job may be —the president didn't bother to ask for permission.
And really, why should he? With the midterms approaching, most elected Democrats have remained vigilantly quiet or tepidly supportive, and the once-vibrant anti-war movement has all but withered away. (We look forward to its miraculous rebirth if and when a GOP administration comes back to power.) It should be noted, of course, that there are voices on the left expressing apprehension about the legality and aims of the mission. The problem is that most often, these are the same voices—from The New York Times' editorial board to Joan Walsh—that have been justifying every unilateral executive action this administration takes or threatens to take. Their sudden reverence for process and constitutionality is about as credible as John Boehner's lawsuit to stop executive abuse.
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Why are so few, so clear thinking? - Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Jihad In America

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Jihad In America - YouTube

Sep 27, 2014
Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Jihad In America

His resignation is "act of mercy toward the American public." - Eric Holder’s Rap Sheet

His "crimes" against America seem unending. m/r

Eric Holder’s Rap Sheet | National Review Online


Eric Holder’s legal mercies have typically been reserved for Clinton donors and unrepentant terrorists, but his decision yesterday to step down as attorney general of the United States after nearly six years is an act of mercy toward the American public.
In an administration characterized by outsized misadventures — from the use of the nation’s tax bureau to suppress political opponents to the use of secret waiting lists at government hospitals that killed American servicemen — Eric Holder managed to make his Justice Department a source of special, nay, historic attention: In June 2012, Holder became the first U.S. attorney general to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives. He earned every vote.
Achieving “justice” via the Justice Department may be an intrinsically unlikely prospect, but none of Holder’s recent predecessors — Janet Reno, John Ashcroft, Michael Mukasey, even the much-maligned Alberto Gonzales — exhibited his sheer contempt for the rule of law. Much to his preference was employing the law for political purposes; or, when necessary, dispensing with the law completely.

Nowhere was Holder’s rank partisanship more clearly on display than on issues of race:
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