"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, April 30, 2015

Obama is the Personification of the Problem with Lefty Black America: Refusing to Take Responsibility for Causing Their Own Problems

Always Blaming Whitey, wanting only the benefits, yet never taking on responsibility. The chronic serf mentality. m/r

Paul Ryan to Obama: Don't Blame GOP Congress for Baltimore Riots | National Review Online

There is a Word for Al Sharpton - Mooncalf

Stand Down Al!. What no apologies from Rev. Al?  m/r

New Details Leaked Out About Freddie Gray's Death In Baltimore - Cavuto - YouTube

Apr 30, 2015
New Details Leaked Out About Freddie Gray's Death In Baltimore - Cavuto

This is Beyond Incompetence! Homeland chief: Fourth Amendment 'beyond my competence'

DHS is obviously a worthless super-bureaucracy that obscures and made existing bureaucracies redundant. In plain words, it's useless. m/r

Blog: Homeland chief: Fourth Amendment 'beyond my competence'

April 30, 2015 By Mark J. Fitzgibbons

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, a man with sweeping power to invade the property rights and privacy of every American using judge-less warrants to search and seize records, has a Fourth Amendment problem: he doesn’t really know it.
As reported at Mediaite, Senator Rand Paul grilled Secretary Johnson at a hearing about government’s obtaining records from telephone companies without a warrant, which seems on its face to violate the Fourth Amendment:
Right off the bat, Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate, asked Johnson if he believes the Fourth Amendment ‘applies to third party records,’ specifically those of telephone companies. Johnson said that question is ‘beyond my competence as secretary of homeland security’ to answer intelligently.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/04/homeland_chief_fourth_amendment_beyond_my_competence_.html#ixzz3YojPBXRy

Is the Obama Presidency and It's Inept, Bias Responses Now Perceived as License to Riot and Loot?

Police Departments Are Stockpiling Stink Bombs for the Next Riot - NationalJournal.com

This is a Graphic illustration of the Illegal Alien Mentality

Not Art, Just BS!
They have No sense of decorum, propriety or reason of understanding why these are set aside settings in nature. Responsible People want to get away from this urban crap, not bring it with them. 

Graffiti "Artists'" Fans get tagged in the ass! And deservedly So! m/r

Graffiti artists' move to national parks shocks nature community - LA Times

A new generation of graffiti artists is regarding nature, not just urban spaces, as their canvas.

Graffiti's arrival at national parks infuriates outdoor enthusiasts.

Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris and New York, works as a top editor of the men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Hommes and has appeared in countless glossy magazines as a tastemaker and bon vivant.

Two months ago he showed up on the decidedly un-fashionista website Modern Hiker, along with a photo of a boulder he tagged in Joshua Tree National Park. Since then, Saraiva, who lives in France and is known by his fans as Mr. Andre and Mr. A., has been scorned by American nature lovers and thrust into a highly charged debate.

Saraiva is of a new generation of graffiti artists who regard nature — not just the built environment — as their canvas.
They tag national parks, then post photos of their work on the Internet.

Those acts infuriate outdoor enthusiasts, many of whom are otherwise fans of graffiti art.

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Weenie Lying Republicans Act Like Democrats = Budget Sham?

GOP's Budget Bluff - Budget Sham? - Tea Party Patriots - Jenny Beth Martin - Neil's Spiel - Cavuto - YouTube

Apr 29, 2015
GOP's Budget Bluff - Budget Sham? - Tea Party Patriots - Jenny Beth Martin - Neil's Spiel - Cavuto

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Shouldn't Polygamy Be Given Preference or Equal Treatment to Gay Marriage?

Now we have to find a bakery that will bake our wedding
cake and a pizza parlor to cater the reception.
Polygamy first! m/r

Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? | CNS News

April 29, 2015

CNSNews.com) - In the oral arguments presented yesterday in the Supreme Court on the question of whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees two people of the same sex the right to marry one another, Justice Samuel Alito asked whether—if two of the same sex have a right to marry—why not four people of opposite sexes.
“Would there be any ground for denying them a license?” Alito asked.
“Let's say they're all consenting adults, highly educated. They're all lawyers,” he said.
Alito posed the question to Mary L. Bonauto, a lawyer who was presenting the court with arguments on behalf of clients seeking to establish a right to same-sex marriage.
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Government Out of Control and its Unaccountability - Our Enemy

Silver, Gold, & Gun Dealers To Be Shut Down? Update On Operation Chokepoint - Mike Maloney - YouTube

Feb 17, 2015
Links are all here: http://hiddensecretsofmoney.com/blog/.... Please voice your opinion below, before it is also censored.

How Dumb Can You Get? Baltimore Mayor Allowing Rioters "Space To Destroy"

Baltimore Mayor Defending Remarks On Allowing Rioters "Space To Destroy" - The Kelly File - YouTube

Apr 28, 2015
Baltimore Mayor Defending Remarks On Allowing Rioters "Space To Destroy" - The Kelly File

The Next Detroit or Camden? Too Late as Baltimore Riots

The Big Loser In The Baltimore Riots - O'Reilly Talking Points - YouTube

Apr 28, 2015
The Big Loser In The Baltimore Riots - O'Reilly Talking Points

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It is Black Looters Looting and Burning! They are the Outlaws and Criminals Encouraged in Obamaland!

 “we” have spent trillions of dollars since the 1960s trying to help black youth. 
And now these Black Youths are just plane looters "helping themselves"! m/r

Baltimore in Flames by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal April 28, 2015

A Selfie in Obamaland
While the city burns, liberals place blame everywhere but where it belongs: on criminality and on family breakdown.

The apologetics began almost as soon as the fires were lit in Baltimore yesterday, heralding a night of violence and looting that would leave 24 police officers injured and 19 buildings torched, including a $16 million senior center providing affordable housing and a CVS drugstore providing crucial medications for elderly customers. Society “refuses to help [young blacks] in a serious fashion,” Michael Eric Dyson announced on MSNBC. “We’re only there when they riot.” Mika Brzezinski observed on Morning Joe: “This was an extremely, desperately poor city. This was bound to happen.” We were seeing an “uprising of young people against the police,” the result of a “combination of anger and disparity,” said professional talking head Wes Moore. Neill Franklin, a former Baltimore police officer and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, blamed the drug laws.
In other words, the looters and arsonists were pushed to the breaking point by racism, poverty, and police brutality, the latter exemplified by the still unexplained death of Freddie Gray in police custody. The rioters’ means may have been regrettable, but they were engaged in a profound, if fiery, cri du coeuragainst the social injustice in which we all play a part.
Bunk. What happened last evening in Baltimore was simply a larger and better-covered version of the flash mobs that have beset American cities for the last half-decade, in which black youths gather via social media to steal from stores and assault whites. In May 2012, for example, students from Mervo High School in Northeast Baltimore crammed into a 7-Eleven store that was offering free Slurpees as a promotion. The teens grabbed all the merchandise they could get their hands on—$6,000 worth in total—and fled from the store. The manager tried to close the door to prevent the thieves from escaping and was viciously beaten. On St. Patrick’s Day that same year, a flash mob converged on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Sun reported that by the time the rampage ended, “one youth had been stabbed, a tourist had been robbed, beaten and stripped of his clothes, and others had been forced to take refuge inside a hotel lobby to escape an angry mob.” Last April, a bicyclist in Baltimore was attacked by a group of black teens who knocked him off his bike and pummeled him.
Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Washington D.C., among other cities, have all grappled with similar violence. None of it deserves a righteous political gloss.
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How Nice that Members of rival gangs Crips, Bloods and Nation Of Islam are all getting along

Baltimore police and Freddie Gray rioters turn city into 'absolute war zone' | Daily Mail Online

Huge fires set across Baltimore as Freddie Gray rioters torch city, loot stores and injure fifteen police officers as violence rages into the night and local politicians are left turning on each other 

  • State of emergency declared in Baltimore just hours after funeral for Freddie Gray who died in police custody
  • Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake branded the rioters 'thugs' and issued a 10pm-5am curfew starting on Tuesday
  • President has been briefed on the situation, more than 1,000 police and Maryland National Guard are on standby  
  • Three rival gangs announced an unprecedented alliance to 'take out' Baltimore officers on Monday
  • 15 police officers injured, two in a serious condition in hospital, and 27 people have been arrested
  • Looters seen raiding gun shops and check cashing stores. CVS set ablaze and rioters slashed fire fighters' hoses 
  • Freddie Gray, 25, died after suffering severed spine in police custody on April 12. He died days later on April 19
  • His family has denounced the riots. But Eric Garner's daughter said she understood their frustration
  • Police said they needed help from the National Guard after the protestors 'outnumbered and outflanked us' 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3057819/Baltimore-police-Freddie-Gray-protestors-clash-violently-funeral.html#ixzz3YcP1SePg
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Does Doonesbury Even Exist?

When it did, it was just boring and lacked any sense of humor. m/r
"Trudeau also hastened to avow that he would never follow in the blasphemous footsteps of the slain Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: “I wouldn’t draw pictures of the prophet….” This was presumably because, he said, he didn’t “have the right to decide what is sacred and holy and profane for someone else.”"
Doonesbury for Sharia

By Robert Spencer On April 28, 2015 In FrontPage 

There have been a lot of people since the jihad massacre of Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoonists who have said or strongly implied that they had it coming and deserved what they got. Most of them have been Islamic jihadists and supremacists at anti-Charlie Hebdo demonstrations. No one expected that one of the murdered cartoonists’ harshest critics would be a fellow cartoonist, as well as a fellow iconoclast and slayer of sacred cows: Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau.
Speaking at the George Polk journalism awards on April 9 as he received a lifetime achievement award, Trudeau charged that the cartoonists had “wandered into the realm of hate speech.” He called for self-censorship in the face of violent intimidation, saying that “free speech … becomes its own kind of fanaticism.”
Trudeau’s words, understandably, incited controversy, and so on Meet the Press last week he attempted to clarify his earlier remarks and dispel the impression that he was blaming the victims for the massacre. However, he only ended up digging the hole deeper and affirming his submission to violent intimidation and implicit acceptance of Sharia blasphemy laws.
In an interview with a fawning and obsequious Chuck Todd, Trudeau assured the world that the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were “not at all to blame,” but then immediately relapsed into blaming them for their own murders, saying: “I didn’t agree with the decisions they made that brought a world of pain to France.”
Yet it was the jihad mass murderers, not Charlie Hebdo, that brought a world of pain to France. If they had not been willing to commit mass murder in the service of Sharia blasphemy laws, France would not have experienced any pain at all. On Meet the Press, Trudeau was saying that the proper response to a thug who threatens to kill you unless you shut up was to submit and obey. That would in effect install a thugocracy, allowing those who will kill the most people the most ruthlessly the right to rule.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Communist Foundation built in to the New Deal & Supreme Court Ignoring the Constitution

Farmer's Fight Exposes Law Allowing Government To Seize Crops Without Just Compensation - Cashin' In - YouTube

Apr 25, 2015
Farmer's Fight Exposes Law Allowing Government To Seize Crops Without Just Compensation - Cashin' In

"If I had a Son" he would have looked just like these "Teens" in Baltimore

USA: Ruptly producer robbed at Baltimore protest - YouTube

 Apr 26, 2015

A Ruptly producer had their handbag stolen live on camera, after being surrounded by a group of youths, as they filmed a protest over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Saturday. The producer gave chase to the suspected thief before police intervened.

Global Warming Hoax is a perfect example of Political and Media Lies and Manipulation

Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures

The Global Warming Policy Foundation has enlisted an international team of five distinguished scientists to carry out a full inquiry

Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were based, like all the other three official surface temperature records on which the world’s scientists and politicians rely, on data compiled from a network of weather stations by NOAA’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN).
But here there is a puzzle. These temperature records are not the only ones with official status. The other two, Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) and the University of Alabama (UAH), are based on a quite different method of measuring temperature data, by satellites. And these, as they have increasingly done in recent years, give a strikingly different picture. Neither shows last month as anything like the hottest March on record, any more than they showed 2014 as “the hottest year ever”.
Back in January and February, two items in this column attracted more than 42,000 comments to the Telegraph website from all over the world. The provocative headings given to them were “Climategate the sequel: how we are still being tricked by flawed data on global warming” and “The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest scientific scandal”.
My cue for those pieces was the evidence multiplying from across the world that something very odd has been going on with those official surface temperature records, all of which ultimately rely on data compiled by NOAA’s GHCN. Careful analysts have come up with hundreds of examples of how the original data recorded by 3,000-odd weather stations has been “adjusted”, to exaggerate the degree to which the Earth has actually been warming. Figures from earlier decades have repeatedly been adjusted downwards and more recent data adjusted upwards, to show the Earth having warmed much more dramatically than the original data justified. ...
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All the Time Lies and Manipulation

It is hard to tune out.
Even TED hides what it stands for (Technology, Entertainment and Design), which is frustrating. m/r

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada - YouTube

Feb 6, 2015
In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

150 Years Ago Appomattox and It Seems Forgotten

You won't hear about it because hundreds of thousands of Dead White Males died to free the slaves. m/r

Articles: April Return to Appomattox

The chilly weather on the road to surrender was in sharp contrast to that balmy Palm Sunday of April 1865:  “As the blazing yellow sun climbed high overhead, the winding country lanes in the rural stillness of Appomattox couldn’t have appeared less suited for capturing the smoldering moment about to take place,” writes historian Jay Winik in his classic “April 1865: The Month That Saved America.” (page 183).  In April 2015, by contrast, a damp morning fog turned the surrounding pine forests into eerie specters.  The shadows in the mist resembled, in the mind’s eye, the ranks of grey-uniformed soldiers marching in retreat. 

Viewing the landscape also recalled the words of the second verse of God Bless America: “From the green fields of Virginia.”  But the cows munching contentedly on the green grass were in sharp contrast to what was found in April 1865.  Then all the cattle were dead or stolen away, as recorded in the mournful words intoned by singer Joan Baez in the folk classic The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down“In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive.”  No cattle then on the road from Richmond to Appomattox to feed the ragged, starving Army of Northern Virginia.
So what led to this April journey to Appomattox for the re-enactment of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant?  It was the dreams of my great-grandfather, Patrick Foley.  Born on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1829 in County Kerry, Ireland, Patrick got out of Ireland in a hurry not because of the potato famine but because of some illegal moonshining up in the Kerry hills.  He settled in the bustling new city of Chicago where he landed a job as a cook at one of that city’s upscale hotels.  His job reportedly led him to attendance at the Wigwam, a convention center where, on May 18, 1860, the newly formed Republican Party nominated a prairie lawyer named Abraham Lincoln as its standard bearer for president.  Patrick wouldn’t have seen Lincoln there though, as the nominee remained in Springfield to receive the news by wire.

Nonetheless, Patrick was hooked on loyalty to Lincoln for life.  ...
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/04/april_return_to_appomattox.html#ixzz3YJSZ3VJY

Racial Politics Continuum: Holder’s Corrupt Legacy Lives On in Loretta Lynch

Holder’s Corrupt Legacy Lives On in Loretta Lynch

By Arnold Ahlert On April 24, 2015  In Daily Mailer,FrontPage

In a move destined to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of many Americans, the GOP-controlled Senate confirmed [2] Loretta Lynch, currently U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as United States Attorney General. The 56-43 vote occurred after a delay of more than five months, and Lynch was put over the top when 10 Republicans broke ranks with their colleagues to confirm Eric Holder’s successor. Those Republicans are Kelly Ayotte (NH), Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Susan Collins (ME), Jeff Flake (AZ), Mark Kirk (IL), Rob Portman (OH), Thad Cochran (MS), Ron Johnson (WI) and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (KY). “Today, the Senate finally confirmed Loretta Lynch to be America’s next Attorney General — and America will be better off for it,” said [3] President Obama in a statement.
Hardly. As Lynch made painfully clear during her pre-confirmation hearings, she is more than prepared to kick the Constitution to the curb in pursuit of Obama’s agenda, especially with regard to illegal immigration.
There were several legitimate reasons not to confirm her. During questioning [4] by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Lynch made it clear she believes the “right and the obligation to work is shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here.” Lynch also refused [5] to answer Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) question regarding whether is it constitutional for the federal government to take out an American citizen on U.S. soil with a drone strike, absent an imminent threat.
Lynch also opposes [6] voter ID laws because they ostensibly disenfranchise voters. That position puts her squarely at odds with a 2008 Supreme Court decision[7] that such laws did not place an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, as a well as a 2013 decision [8] vacating Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that required states to get “pre-clearance” from the Dept. of Justice prior to changing their voting laws, due to historic racism. Like Holder, Lynch also views law enforcement through the prism of race, insisting [9] in 2000 that “the onus is on law enforcement because we are the ones who have taken the oath to protect and to serve the people of this city. And we are the ones who have the ability to change from within.” A year later she derided New York City’s epic crime drop and the police force that precipitated it. “While crime is down, there is a large part of our community that still does not feel safe,” she said. “And that means that law enforcement has not done its job, no matter what the numbers say.” 
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Crown is Completely Gone from the Colony that Once had the Rule of Law

Bluegrass Pundit: While you weren't looking, democracy died in Hong Kong this week…

A Thief in the Name of "Civil Rights"

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General Nominee, Faux Civil Rights Groups Hail Lynch's Elevation - Hit & Run : Reason.com


Lynch's track record includes secret prosecutions, asset forfeiture, and failing to prosecute civil rights abuses by local cops.

After months of delays, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general by a vote of 56-43. Republicans had delayed the vote numerous times over unrelated issues. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, urged the Senate to defer to President Obama's choice of Lynch as attorney general, arguing that president's should be able to pick who they want. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), an announced Republican presidential candidate and one who's arguably engaged civil liberties issues more than most politicians in either party, opposed Lynch's nomination early on, citing her aggressive use of civil asset forfeiture and her refusal to take a stand on the legality of executive drone strikes. Paul also took issue with Lynch's support of President Obama's various executive immigration directives.
But if you listened to groups like "The Leadership Conference," which calls itself a "civil and human rights coalition," Lynch's confirmation is a victory for civil liberties by mere virtue of her race, gender, and party affiliation. An excerpt from their press release:
"After more than 165 days and countless meetings, marches, prayer vigils, press conferences, and hunger strikes, we're pleased that the Senate finally did the right thing by confirming Loretta Lynch to be our next Attorney General.
Attorney General Lynch made history today on two fronts: as the first African-American woman to be our nation's top law enforcement official and as the first Attorney General nominee in history required to overcome a cloture vote to be confirmed. Lynch faced this unprecedented obstruction not because of her fitness for office, but because her nomination was inappropriately used in a proxy war against the President and his policies.
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The Bitch-of-Benghazi appears to have done some things as Sec. of State; None of Them Good

Trey Gowdy asks Hillary Clinton to appear twice on emails, Benghazi - Lauren French - POLITICO

The Article Makes Excellent Points, but Avoids the Two Reasons Republican Senators Giver Her a Pass: She's a Black Woman

Weenie Republicans, no matter how unqualified Lynch is, fear being tarred as "racist" most. 
Yet this is just as insidious and dishonest as if they had voted against her because she was a black woman. Here it should have only been a date based on merit, but it was not. m/r

Lynch vs. the Constitution | National Review Online

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Get Out of the Toy Business, Just Sell Hamburgers and Fries Fast and Cheap

McDonald's to develop new turnaround plan as sales fall again - Yahoo News Canada

Lying Democrat Hack Commissioner: Basically Screw the Taxpayers

▶ Report: IRS Diverts Funding Away From Customer Service - America's Newsroom - YouTube
Apr 22, 2015
Report: IRS Diverts Funding Away From Customer Service - America's Newsroom

It is a Big Mystery How Anyone Could Vote For Her

Hillary Can’t Win. Or Can She?

By Bruce Thornton On April 22, 2015  In Daily Mailer,FrontPage 

Hillary Clinton has formally announced she is running for president. Thus begins one of the most interesting and consequential political experiments in American history, one that will unfold over the next year and a half. We are going to see if a candidate for president with no real-world experience, no notable achievements, and no charisma or likability can fool 62 million voters into making her president.
Some may argue that we already conducted that experiment with Barack Obama, but there are several important differences. As a candidate, Obama could at least pretend to be likable. He made all the right noises about “no blue state America, no red state America,” promised “hope and change” for an electorate reeling from two wars and the Great Recession, and sold voters the notion that he would transcend the old politics of government gridlock and zero-sum partisanship. Also, he had a nice smile and could read a teleprompter well.
More important, Obama was just black enough to make voters think that by electing him they could leave behind the old racial guilt drummed into America for the last 60 years, and finally reach the sunny uplands of racial reconciliation and harmony. Thus they were already predisposed to give him the benefit of the doubt and provide him with qualities they so longed for him to possess but, as we learned, he didn’t really have. His lack of practical experience; the long lacunae in his personal history; his dodgy friendships with race-baiters (Jeremiah Wright), terrorists (Bill Ayres), sketchy ward heelers (Tony Rezko), and apologists for terror (Rashid Khalidi); his numerous gaffes blunders, and verbal stumbles; and his record as a dyed-in-the-wool leftist––all were outweighed by the mere fact that he was “black.” Not scare-the-white-folks black, but as Joe Biden said, “The first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
That reservoir of goodwill, that desperate desire not to appear “racist,” and that deep yearning to move beyond the racial melodrama, along with a besotted left-wing media covering his flanks, played a large role in getting Obama elected twice, the second time in the teeth of blunders and scandals that would have sunk a Republican, and perhaps even a different Democrat.
But the Obama phenomenon strikes me as a one-off, a fortuitous conjunction of our dysfunctional racial obsessions, grievance politics, multicultural delusions, and the economic downturn. Some will want to blame the Republican candidates as well, and there’s room for criticism of campaigns waged with the preemptive cringe. The question now is, can Hillary put that same lightening back in the electoral bottle?

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Those Ethics Agreements are Just for the Little People

The Bitch-of-Benghazi has "Higher" loyalties. m/r

The Hillary File: State Dept. Ethics Agreements - Judicial Watch

APRIL 16, 2015
The Clinton international shakedown took a new turn today with news that the Clinton Foundation would “limit” foreign government donations to a mere six countries—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the U.K.—but allow other governments to participate in the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative. Future historians will note the brazenness of the Clintons’ thoroughly modern political machine. For the rest of us, we can turn to the wisdom of Rand Paul, who memorably called the foundation’s acceptance of foreign money “thinly veiled bribes.”
The foreign money scandal—this one, not the 1996 campaign finance scandal—of course has its roots in Mrs. Clinton’s recent tenure as secretary of state. For the record, here are the ethical standards the Clintons agreed to abide by at that time.
In a December 12, 2008 Memorandum of Understanding between the Clinton Foundation and the Obama presidential transition team, the Clintons “agreed to a set of protocols…for managing conflicts of interest, and the appearance of conflicts of interest.”
The document outlined the constellation of “Initiatives”—all seeking funds and donors—in the Clinton universe. During Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, the foundation pledged to “publish annually the names of new contributors.” Bill Clinton agreed to “not solicit funds” for the Clinton Global Initiative, which would be incorporated as a “separate entity from the foundation.”
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There was an Overflow Trash Crowd at Earth Day Concert 2015 on the National Mall

Earth Day Concert | 2015 | National Mall | trash overflow

Crowd Trashes National Mall for Earth Day

Posted by     Sunday, April 19, 2015

There was a concert for Earth Day on the National Mall this weekend. It’s good to have events like this to remind us that we need to be responsible stewards of the environment.
Christine Rousselle of Townhall:
National Mall Trashed After Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert
Oh, the delicious, delicious irony.
Yesterday was Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, which was celebrated with a concert and other festivities on the National Mall. While the concert itself was powered by solar energy, the attendees could have learned a lesson or two about taking care of planet Earth.
For instance, check out these trash and recycling cans I spotted near the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument:

Always Remember that Ira Einhorn Earth Day Co Founder is The Unicorn Killer!

Ira Einhorn Earth Day Co Founder The Unicorn Killer Spending Life Sentence For Holly Maddux Murder | News Like This

At Times Windows can act more like a Gov't Agency - He did not have an improper response

"Fed Up" Colorado Man, 38, Busted For Killing His Computer In Cold Blood | The Smoking Gun

What Happened to REPEAL OBAMACARE? - The Old Boys Running the GOP want Big Gov't

They work for Government, not those Little People who foolishly vote them in. m/r

Why Republicans Can’t Debate Obama

By Daniel Greenfield On April 22, 2015  In Daily Mailer,FrontPage

The Republican Party is a party that does not know what it stands for. It has a voter base, but no identity, and it is facing an ideological war while lacking an ideology to guide its counterattack.
Democrats and Republicans both form progressive parties. The GOP doesn’t publicly embrace this identity, instead paying lip service to small government and individualism, but Democrats have been hitting most of the same notes ever since the backlash from the New Deal and the Great Society went critical. Even Obama says many of the same things when he needs to.
Internally both parties embrace the progressive essentials of a large centralized government that coordinates with major corporations and non-profits to manage society, making the expert supreme over the individual, the university over the village and the study over common sense in an endless cycle of reform, not of government, but of social institutions and human behavior.
The difference is that the Democrats are a progressive party with a left-wing ideology and Republicans are a progressive party without the left-wing ideology.
The political difference is significant, but the policy difference is insignificant because the mechanisms of progressive governance, the unionized bureaucrat, who defines what government does, and the expert adviser, whose studies and committees define what government should be doing, are mostly of the left, especially when the policies in question relate to social issues.
Progressive governance is built around the university. Its form of government embeds the prejudices and hobbyhorses of academia into the realm of policy. The tilt of universities toward the left has made progressive governance a vehicle for implementing left-wing ideology.
The Democratic and Republican parties are both in denial about the implications of this reality. …
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Obama is Evil: He Says F U to US

Obama's Executive Power Grab - YouTube

Apr 8, 2015
Ben Shapiro takes a look at President Obama's troubling grab for power through executive action on everything from immigration to foreign policy and even gun rights.

Nearly 90% of the Government is "Nonessential" and BS

That is why the poverty rate never goes down. Government serves itself! m/r
Vilsack and his cohorts want to have it both ways: when they want to show lots of people in poverty in order to sell the public on more anti-poverty funding, then food stamps don’t count; but when they want to tout the program’s success, then suddenly food stamps do count.
The Food Stamp Pirouette by Francis Menton, City Journal April 21, 2015

By Washington’s own metrics, the program makes no dent whatsoever on poverty rates—except when it does.

You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered how the government at all levels can spend about $1 trillion per year on “anti-poverty” programs, while the poverty rate never goes down. By the federal government’s official standard, the poverty rate stood at about 15 percent when the War on Poverty began more than 50 years ago—and it remains about 15 percent today, despite more than $20 trillion of anti-poverty spending since then. Could all that money really have had no effect? The question puts government officials in a tricky position. On the one hand, they feel duty-bound to defend the effectiveness of the spending; on the other, any major reduction in the official measure of poverty risks undermining political support for continued and increased spending.
Congressional budget trimmers are currently eyeing the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a.k.a. SNAP, a.k.a. food stamps, which is administered by the Department of Agriculture. The recent budget resolution envisions converting the program into block grants to the states, a move that would put about three-quarters of the USDA out of business. In late March, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to defend the program against such a move.
Among the many federal anti-poverty programs, food stamps play a role that seems almost magical. The program currently spends approximately $80 billion per year, supposedly to combat poverty and hunger. Yet in official Census Bureau poverty statistics, food stamps are defined as “in-kind” benefits that don’t count as part of the “cash-income” poverty measure. And the food stamp program also somehow manages not to make a dent in the government’s most-cited proxy for “hunger”—the annual “food insecurity” survey, also administered by Vilsack’s department, which asks people whether they felt “food insecure” at any time during the past year. Since food stamps require recipients to make a budget last for a month, many beneficiaries understandably answer that question in the affirmative. And thus, somehow, the number of people declaring food insecurity has barely declined at all during the Obama presidency, even as the number of food stamp recipients has mushroomed, from about 32 million to more than 46 million.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Obama's Nuance-Nuance Strategy from the Smartest Man in the Outhouse

Andrew Klavan: Obama's Clown-Car Diplomacy - YouTube

Apr 10, 2015
In which our resident scholar on all things Middle-East - and circus related, Andrew Klavan, explains Barack Obama's policy for that troubled region. Think of it as Smart Diplomacy for Dummies...

Everything is Lame Under the Weenie-World of Obamaland

EXCLUSIVE: New NYPD monitor to tell cops 'don’t be racist' - NY Daily News

Government Screws-Up Everything - Rent Control has Made the Rich Happy in Manhattan Luxury Digs for Decades

And Rent Control has made the poor suffer with Slum Flats the owners cannot ever afford to fix-up. 

Rent control has prevented developers from redeveloping reasonably priced apartment units because there is no return. Government crooked intentions worked just the inverse of what the "do-gooders' intended. Their is now a caste system within new apartment buildings, complete with separate entrances and fenced-off balconies in the same buildings, to keep the lower class away. m/r

Blog: Welcome to rent control! 88,000 apply for 55 apartments

Eighty-Eight thousand people (so far) have applied for 55 low-rent apartments in a fancy new condominium building on Manhattan's upper west side. The lucky few could get a two bedroom apartment for less than $1100 a month in the West 60's of Manhattan. To get tax breaks, developers of luxury buildings make some units available at below market rent rates, and this is what happened here.

But as you can see from the number of applicants, this program will never produce enough low income housing. Rent control is the biggest obstacle to building new affordable housing; that's why nearly all new construction in the private sector are luxury units not subject to rent control.
This is the way the liberal mindset works. The Left promises everything: low cost healthcare, high paying jobs, and low cost apartments. The only catch is that most people never see these benefits. The new Obamacare plans sharply limit the choices of doctors and hospitals that are available. Raising the minimum wage and Obamacare healthcare requirements sharply reduce the number of jobs. Low cost apartments are available in less than one percent of the amount needed to meet demand.
But this is an old story that many of you know. There are two things about this particular building, however, that you probably don't know that makes for entertaining news:
1) This building has two separate entrances, one for the low income renters and one for the condominium owners. How shocking! How elitist!
2) The condominiums in the building go for prices ranging from 4 million dollars to 25 million dollars. And what do you get for that money? A building right next to the fumes and noise of the West Side Highway. There's even a little park in front of the building within 20 feet of the highway you can take relaxing walks... by the elevated highway.
There are no supermarkets in the neighborhood, and the nearest subway line is several long avenue blocks to the east, just past Lincoln Center! Lincoln Center is a very fancy musical performance venue. But in order to get to the Lincoln Center, and the supermarkets, and the subways, you have to walk by a very dangerous megahousing project four blocks long that always seems to be in the news. That's right! … 

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/04/welcome_to_rent_control_88000_apply_for_55_apartments.html#ixzz3XxkVUNi7

A Great Double Whammy Against Crime and Our Criminal Regulation State

Here is a great pair of fingers in the eyes of the Regulatory Bureaucrats who want no individual rights to freely chosen transportation and the right to be armed. Not to mention, it also stopped a terrine crime! m/r

Chicago Uber Driver Pulls Gun, Shoots Gunman Firing on Crowd of People | PJ Tatler

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By Liz Sheld On April 21, 2015  In Second Amendment | 3 Comments

An Uber driver pulled out his shotgun and fired on a gunman who was “firing a pistol into a group of people on a Logan Square sidewalk, according to prosecutors.”

The driver used his shotgun to fire six blasts and injured 22-year-old Everado Custodio.

Apparently the blasts injured only the alleged shooter.

NBC Chicago reports: “Custodio suffered wounds to his shin, knee and lower back and was still in Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Sunday, when Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas refused to grant bail on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.”

Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said the Uber driver “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others.”

The altercation took place last Friday night, after the Uber driver had just dropped off a passenger near Logan Square. Custodio allegedly was shooting in the direction of the driver, aiming for a group of people.

Jen Mullin, a spokeswoman for Uber, said that the company requires its drivers to abide by all local and state firearm laws.  NBC Chicago reports the driver had a concealed-carry permit.

“Police patrolling the area heard the shots and arrived to find Custodio on the ground and bleeding. Police also recovered a handgun found near Custodio, Quinn said.”

Here we see the beauty of carrying a concealed weapon.  Beware, criminals: you have no idea who around you might have a firearm to stop your evildoing.

No charges will be filed against the Uber driver.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Campaign Slogan: Hose Out the Sewer!

Corruption Everywhere, it is overflowing all the government's sewers! m/r

Oligarchs for Hillary! :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn  Steyn on America  April 20, 2015

For me, the issue this US election season is the corruption. Sure, I'd like a balanced budget and less debt and repeal of Obamacare, but I'm getting used to being sold out on those issues. So I'm down to the bare minimum requirement for a politician: The corruption nauseates me, and, if it doesn't nauseate the candidates, then that explains a lot about why nothing happens on any of those other matters. It's in the air, it's in my nostrils, and I'm sick of choking on it. We have a "justice" department that prosecutes a senator who made the mistake of crossing the President (Menendez) but declines to do anything about a tax collector who treats American taxpayers differently on the basis of how they vote (Lerner). We have a revenue agency that regards itself as the paramilitary wing of the ruling party. We have replaced equality before the law with a hierarchy of privilege, so that no-name ambassadors can be fired for breaking federal record-keeping requirements by a department whose boss outsources her federal records to her own server and then mass-deletes them with no more thought than when she's parking her van in the handicapped space. We have a federal police agency in which 26 out of its 28 hair analysts gave false testimony favorable to the prosecution. We have a cabinet officer who managed to get more firepower deployed to toss her designated scapegoat videomaker into the county jail than she assigned to the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi. We have a president who rules by decree on everything from immigration to health care - and a legislature of castrati too craven to object.

I would like a candidate who promises to hose out the sewer. Yes, yes, I know it's not as jolly and upbeat a slogan as "Morning in America" or "Hope and Change" or "A Thousand Points of Light", but hosing out the sewer happens to be what's necessary. Beyond the politics, this is a hygiene issue. Northern Europeans come by their Big Government honestly. One may deplore their enthusiasm for high taxes and cradle-to-grave welfare, but it's what they want, and it's delivered reasonably cleanly. In Southern Europe, it's all a bit grubbier, but it's not lethal - as it always potentially is in the only developed nation in which every tinpot bureaucracy can call up its own SWAT team (of which more below).

But instead of Captain Hosepipe it looks as if the people are going to hand the keys to the republic over to the most openly corrupt candidate of the modern era. ...

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Sperm bank donor was schizophrenic; maybe they expected twice the yield

My Way News - Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later


Pew first: Gun rights top gun control in major public opinion shift | WashingtonExaminer.com

"Don’t call your lawyer. Don’t tell anyone about this raid. Not even your mother, your father, or your closest friends."

In Wisconsin (or anywhere else today), You may be Subjected to a "John Doe Warrant" Home Invasion "Secret" Raid, If you are: A Republican, Support Scott Walker, Support Free, Open Employment, Self Employed …  And you thought Commie-Nazis were gone with Hitler and Stalin. m/r

Wisconsin’s Shame: I Thought It Was a Home Invasion

by DAVID FRENCH April 20, 2015 

 From the May 4, 2015, issue of NR ‘THEY CAME WITH A BATTERING RAM.” 

Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. 

She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. 

She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door. “I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic. 

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417155/wisconsins-shame-i-thought-it-was-home-invasion-david-french

You can't trust anyone in Government within a hair's breadth

FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades - The Washington Post

"Your Horse Looks Gay" = Go Directly to Jail

Free Speech in Peril by Myron Magnet, City Journal Spring 2015

Shut up or die. It’s hard to think of a more frontal assault on the basic values of Western freedom than al-Qaida’s January slaughter of French journalists for publishing cartoons they disliked. I disagree with what you say, and I’ll defend to the death my right to make you stop saying it: the battle cry of neo-medievalism. And it worked. The New York Times, in reporting the Charlie Hebdo massacre, flinched from printing the cartoons. The London Telegraph showed the magazine’s cover but pixelated the image of Muhammad. All honor to the Washington Post and the New York Post for the courage to show, as the latter so often does, the naked truth.

The Paris atrocity ought to make us rethink the harms we ourselves have been inflicting on the freedom to think our own thoughts and say and write them that is a prime glory of our Bill of Rights—and that its author, James Madison, shocked by Virginia’s jailing of Baptist preachers for publishing unorthodox religious views, entered politics to protect. Our First Amendment allows you to say whatever you like, except, a 1942 Supreme Court decision held, “the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous, and the insulting or ‘fighting’ words—those which by their very utterances inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace,” though subsequent decisions have allowed obscene and profane speech. A 1992 judgment further refined the “fighting words” exemption, ruling that the First Amendment forbids government from discriminating among the ideas that the fighting words convey, banning anti-Catholic insults, for example, while permitting slurs against anti-Catholics. In other words, government can’t bar what we would now call “hate speech”—speech that will cause “anger, alarm or resentment in others on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or gender.”

This expansive freedom prevails nowhere else on earth. European countries, and even Canada, have passed hate-speech laws that criminalize casual racial slurs or insults to someone’s sexual habits. An Oxford student spent a night in jail for opining to a policeman that his horse seemed gay. France, which has recently fined citizens for antigay tweets and criminalized calls for jihad as an incitement to violence—a measure that our First Amendment would allow only if the calls presented a “clear and present danger”—also (most improperly) forbids the denial of crimes against humanity, especially the Holocaust. The pope has weighed in as well, with the platitude that no one should insult anyone’s religion—or his mother.

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