"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, June 30, 2015

Dialectical Left - "Scientific Socialism" of the Left

Five Feet of Fury – Kathy Shaidle – If we’re crazy, they made us this way

The same people who told us 30 years ago that “marriage is just a stupid piece of paper” now insist that it’s a “human right.”
The same people who told us that “a flag is just a meaningless piece of material” now want certain flags banned and others raised — or else.
The same people who say you can’t change who you want to f*ck tell us you CAN change the bits you f*ck them with.
The same people who said “Hey, if you don’t like it, change the channel” now run #StopRush and try to ban Ann Coulter et al from campuses.
The same people who used to tell us to “lighten up” and “learn to take a joke” now fire people who make them.
LITERALLY the same people.

Read more at http://www.fivefeetoffury.com/2015/06/27/if-were-crazy-they-made-us-this-way/#r0j5eQR6bQLpI5yP.99

Bloated Government Pensions (like Bloated Government) are going to fail!

The next Greece may be in the U.S. - MarketWatch

They Need to See "Felix Unger"

Today We Have Know-Betters, not Know-Nothings | PJ Media

by Charlie Martin June 27, 2015

Some people believe they are simply entitled to rule over you.

In the 1850s there was an active political movement that became known as the “Know-Nothings,” because they considered themselves semi-secret, and members, when questioned about the group, were supposed to say “I know nothing.” Of course, a secret political party doesn’t have much effect, and quickly the Know-Nothings were pretty overt about telling everyone around them that they knew nothing, over and over again.

It seems to me there’s a semi-secret political party at work in the U.S. now: the People Who Know Better.
I started to think about them when I was writing the first of my recent articles on mass transit. Also, they show up a lot talking about Amtrak: they say “we should have a train system as good as Europe”; they want to spend billions on “high speed” rail that will change transcontinental trips from five hours on a plane into days on a “high speed” train. But the Know-Betters know what we really need, and if we’re silly enough to not want it, they’re perfectly happy to shove it down out throats.
Mass transit in Denver has the smell of Know-Betters.-
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SunDunce at the UN

Robert Redford sees 'last chance' to fix climate - Yahoo News

-don't bother-

Monday, June 29, 2015

And You Thought Parisian Cabbies were Just Rude and Unhygienic (like Hillary Clinton)

Franco style of Fascist-Communism is long a way of life with near the near total corrupt government-union control over licenses with crushing fees. The chance for free market enterprise is almost  immediately crushed. This may be seen as the regulatory future trajectory here too.

As we have recently seen, Frenchmen will roll over and remain passive in the face Muslim Terror threats and acts, especially when made against Jews, but offer a better, cheaper taxi-like service (or produce or any other "protected" product or service), then look out for you life and well being. m/r

Uber Controversy -- France Gets Radical | National Review Online

by Shubhankar Chhokra June 27, 2015 

 Revolutionary fervor has seized unionized cab drivers across France
since yesterday, as nearly 3,000 have taken to the streets, attacking
other drivers and setting cars on fire. Their trigger: the launch of
UberPOP, a peer-to-peer service by the ride-share app company Uber that
is banned nationwide. 

Taxi-union officials announced their intent to hold a nationwide strike
against the tech company a week ago, railing against its decision to
start UberPOP in three new French cities despite the program’s being
embroiled in French courts. No one, however, expected protests to
escalate to such levels. Cabbies barricaded roads, airports, and train
stations in major cities including Paris, Marseilles, Nice, and Lyons. 

 In at least a handful of incidents, UberPOP drivers and clients have
been assaulted and detained by taxi drivers, bricks have been flung at
windows, and tires have been slashed. And there have been reports of
cabbies using the Uber app as a weapon against itself by ordering rides
only to entrap and injure the drivers. Meanwhile, some tourists — singer
Courtney Love Cobain among them — have been stranded by the unrest.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420377/french-war-against-uber-turns-violent-shubhankar-chhokra

From Wheaties to Froot Loops, the Dimension of Sleaze and Frivolity Out-sizing Even Teddy Kennedy

Five-Ring Circus by Oren Cass, City Journal June 26, 2015

Weary of megaprojects, Boston turns on its Olympic bid.

If Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics were the central
narrative device in a tragedy about urban development in
twenty-first-century America, it would be too perfect. The cast includes
an enthusiastic assembly of civic leaders pursuing a project of
questionable value, a tangled network of financial and political
backers, and a chorus of residents whose voices have largely been
ignored. The backdrop of international athletics adds a dimension of
sleaze and frivolity to the proceedings.

But Bostonians aren’t following the script. They well understand the
implications of hosting a marathon each year for 30,000 athletes and
500,000 spectators; they can extrapolate what hosting the Olympics would
be like. They lived for decades through the “Big Dig,”
the nation’s largest-ever highway project, whose costs overran from
$2.6 billion to nearly $15 billion. Polling in the city and the
surrounding area shows widespread opposition to the Olympic bid, with
support bottoming out at 36 percent (with 52 percent opposed) in March
and improving slightly to 40 percent (with 50 percent opposed) in April.
Opposition climbed to 62 percent among those who say that they have
heard a lot about the bid. In April, No Boston Olympics, an advocacy
group, scored a higher favorable rating than the Boston 2024 organizing

The committee hasn’t helped its cause with its lack of transparency
and frequent political miscues. Members claimed that their bid wouldn’t
require public funding, but documents released via a Freedom of
Information Act request made clear that it would. The proposal calls for
use of an expanded Boston convention center, but Massachusetts governor
Charlie Baker recently put that expansion on hold. Plans also called
for a country club in Brookline to host the golf tournament, but the
town has voted to oppose the bid. The Boston 2024 website
highlights various projected economic gains for the city from hosting
the Olympics, ranging from jobs and tourism to infrastructure and
housing. But there is little evidence that these kinds of events bring
in new investment or other real economic gains.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Next to Last Thing the US Needs is a Petty, Drunk and Tan, Obama Sot-Sycophant Speaker of the House

The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders | TheHill

As usual, most of the problems are aggravated or directly caused by government bureaucrats trying to force people onto Public Conveyances

The evil, small minds of "we know what best" bureaucrats scheme to slow traffic to a standstill, overload access roads, reduce freeway lanes and ill time traffic signals to backup traffic. This has been done for decades and is now even more rampant as they try to force control of where we live and how we travel. m/r

Here is how it was artfully reported in the 1970s:

Joan Didion on Traffic (and bureaucrats)

My Way News - Many options, no single solution to nation's traffic snarls

Jun 27, (the idiots at AP still do not know what year this is) [2015]
The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around.
Build more roads. Build more public transit. Rely on new technology. The possible solutions are many, but none is easy or cheap.
A few ways to ease the nation's gridlock:
Ridership on public buses, trains and subways has reached its highest level nationally since the 1950s, and transit boosters cite this as evidence that expanded service and routes is a good investment.
The nation's driving capital, Los Angeles, is making a multibillion-dollar investment in building or extending five rail lines. Transit advocates say that should be a model: If LA can do it, any region can.

[What a government issued press release crock!] 
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How can sodomy now be legal while having more than one spouse isn't?

It is only about Mormons, but Muslims and "non-conformists" too. m/r

It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy - Fredrik deBoer - POLITICO Magazine

The Last Thing We Needed: More "Blessed and Self-Righteous" Lawgivers in Earl Warren's Mold

"Did you notice that there was not an iota of speculation about how the four Progressive justices would vote?"
Supreme Court -- Gay Marriage and Health Care Decisions Were Lawless| National Review Online

Let’s Drop the Charade: The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One

by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY June 27, 2015 

 ‘But this Court is not a legislature.” Chief Justice John Roberts actually published that sentence in his same-sex marriage dissent on Friday . . . a mere 24 hours after his maestro’s performance in the Supreme Court’s legislative rewrite of the Affordable Care Act — formerly known as “Obamacare,” but now etched in memory as “SCOTUScare,” thanks to Justice Antonin Scalia’s withering dissent. 

Roberts’s denial that the Court legislates is astonishing in its cynicism: In saving SCOTUScare, the chief justice not only usurped Congress’s law-writing role with gusto; he claimed the powers, first, to divine legislative purpose from its contradictory expression in legislative language, and, then, to manufacture legislative ambiguity as the pretext for twisting the language to serve the contrived purpose. 

It takes a Clintonian quantum of cheek to pull that off one day and, on the next, to inveigh against the very thought of it. 

Already, an ocean of ink has been spilled analyzing, lauding, and bemoaning the Supreme Court’s work this week: a second life line tossed to SCOTUScare in just three years; the location of a heretofore unknown constitutional right to same-sex marriage almost a century-and-a-half after the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment; and the refashioning of Congress’s Fair Housing Act to embrace legal academe’s loopy “disparate impact” theory of inducing discrimination.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420417/supreme-court-john-roberts-marriage-health-care-constitution

R.I.P. Steed, Patrick Macnee, 1922-2015 and the obit as an art form

The Obituary Desk was where Journalists once learned their trade. That was where they learned how to think, research and write tight. Forget the dreck that spews forth from "Schools of Journalism" today. m/r

Brollies and Dollies: Patrick Macnee, 1922-2015 :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn - Ave atque vale  - June 27, 2015

Hard to imagine at the start of yet another dreary summer of superheroes at the multiplex, but once upon a time "The Avengers" didn't mean lurid musclebound rupper-nippled ├ťbermenschen battling malevolent Norse gods across a hole in the time-space continuum over the streets of Manhattan, but an urbane middle-aged toff and a catsuited Carnaby Street dolly bird bantering their way across Swingin' London. That other "Avengers" was a big hit in the US. It was, indeed, the last British telly show to play in primetime on one of the Big Three American networks (ABC). Thereafter, the upscale Brit hits were confined to PBS, and the lowbrow stuff was snapped up by Yank producers for local adaptation - see everything from "Three's Company" and "Sanford & Son" to "Dancing With The Stars" and "The Office".
But for a while Americans liked "The Avengers", and it lingered in the memory so warmly that, three decades later, Hollywood opted to do a big-screen, big-budget remake. Patrick Macnee, the original John Steed, sportingly agreed to do the usual cameo - in this case, as a ministry bureaucrat rendered invisible in some research mishap and now consigned to a cramped office in a Whitehall basement. As I say, he was invisible, so we heard Macnee's affable drawl (he had a smile in his voice, even when beating up the bad guys), but the audience never saw him, which was probably just as well - because, if they did, they'd remember the sheer affability of MacNee's Steed. He was never a conventionally handsome leading man — he had a bit of a dumplingy face — but he brought a bonhomous ease to the role of the unflappable secret agent: the bowler, the brollies, the buttonholes and the Bollinger seemed like natural extensions of his charm; you can understand why groovy birds like Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson would dig such an ostensibly squaresville cat.
He wasn't supposed to be the star. "The Avengers" began in 1961 with Ian Hendry as a mystery-solving doctor David Keel. Macnee returned to England from an indifferent theatrical career in Canada to play the role of Dr Keel's assistant "John Steed". But then the star departed, and Steed found himself carrying the show with a succession of glamorous gal sidekicks - Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale, Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, Linda Thorson as Tara King. They were very literal sidekicks in that they kicked to the side, being masters - or mistresses - of martial arts, doing most of the heavy lifting while Steed occasionally boinked someone over the head with his bowler. Many years ago, Dame Diana told me "Emma Peel" came from "M Appeal", as in "Man Appeal". But Steed always called her "Mrs Peel", just as he called her predecessor "Mrs Gale", because he was a gentleman. And the ladies always called him "Steed" because they were one of the boys, as in that English public-school thing whereby grown-up chaps who know each other well address each other by their surnames ("I say, Holmes!" "Yes, Watson...").

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Amazon becomes part of the "Ministry of Truth"

Amazon Goes Orwellian | The American Spectator

Erasing the Confederacy from its e-shelves.
By Ben Stein – 6.25.15

WednesdayIn the uber great masterpiece foretelling our time, the protagonist, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth. His job is to destroy all references to predictions by Big Brother that did not turn out right, statistics that are inconvenient, and mentions of persons that Big Brother has — through the Ministry of Love — murdered. He simply drops the reference in the one newspaper copy that exists into the Memory Hole and it’s burnt up instantly.

It’s part of the plan of IngSoc, English Socialism, to destroy anything inconvenient in the past that might even slightly upset its totalitarian rule. Their mottos: Who controls the past, controls the present. Who controls the present controls the future.

This comes to mind tonight as I rummaged through the Internet looking for Confederate flag memorabilia on Amazon, earth’s biggest store. It was there en masse a week ago. Dozens of different kinds of blankets and quilts. Now, it’s all gone. Poof. Down the Memory Hole because the psycho killer, Dylann Roof, waved the flag before his horrifying murders of nine innocent black men and women in a Charleston black church.

There is no evidence at all that the flag killed anyone. Roof was clearly mentally ill, criminally mentally ill, a thorough criminal, a horrible guy, when he picked up the flag. The flag did not make him ill. He picked up the flag and waved it before a mass murder because he was a mentally ill criminal.

There are thousands of rebel flags at cemeteries throughout the south. They are put there and refreshed constantly.

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This must mean Polygamy is a Right as well.

Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Have Right To Marry Nationwide « CBS DC

Swiss Cheese Lefty History - It's Full of Holes

Small minded over-reaction to historical reality and symbols makes for an even more disjointed understanding of the past than we now have. m/r

Apple Pulls Civil War Video Games Because of Confederate Flag | National Review Online

by MARK ANTONIO WRIGHT June 25, 2015

Want to smash the Confederacy like General Meade did, skirmish by skirmish, on your iPhone? Now you’re out of luck — or at least you’ll have a hard time identifying the enemy. 

Apple has yanked a series of Civil War strategy games from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg, the most popular of the extirpated games, is billed as committed to being “the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg,” a goal that hardly seems to flatter the Confederacy. 

Apple joins Walmart, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and other prominent American retailers in pulling merchandise featuring the rebel banner. The move is a step farther, of course, than pulling, say, actual flags, but it may not be too surprising considering CEO Tim Cook went out of his way to make clear his opposition to the flag earlier this week.

Apple would be willing to sell Ultimate General “if the flag is removed from the game’s content,” the game’s developers said in a statement today. But so far the game makers have refused: “True stories are more important to us than money.” 

“We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours” help people to “learn and understand history, depicting events as they were,” the developers write. 

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420318/apple-confederate-flag-civil-war-video-games-pulled

They Just Don't Know Where They Are Going - Have You Ever Been Behind Someone Using Sat-Nav?

Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California - Yahoo News

Thursday, June 25, 2015

None are more Deserving than the Imperious Hypocrites on the Supreme Court to be enroll in ObamaCare

House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare | TheHill

Administrative Law: Guilty until you prove yourself innocent

The World Turned Upside Down. The Administrative Court of the Regulatory State where no individual rights remain. m/r

Articles: Sotomayor's 4th Amendment Time Bomb

By Mark J. Fitzgibbons  June 25, 2015

A painfully slim 5 – 4 ruling this week by the Supreme Court in City of Los Angeles v. Patel is being greeted by many privacy advocates almost with the ebullience of Gene Kelly’s heel-clicking dance in Singin’ in the Rain.

The court struck down a Los Angeles ordinance that allowed police officers to inspect hotel guest registries for any or even no reason, and without a warrant. The ruling that the Fourth Amendment applies to businesses and that statutes may be declared unconstitutional on their face is consistent with principles as old as, and even older than, the Constitution.

Privacy advocates seem to be suffering from a bit of Stockholm Syndrome. Joyful about the court’s barely holding the line on two issues, most have yet to acknowledge how Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s majority opinion is also a blueprint for a major power grab for the administrative police state.

What’s lost in the celebration is that Justice Sotomayor’s majority opinion recommends the use of judge-less “administrative subpoenas” for these searches. That will shift costs and burdens of proof from government onto unwitting or intimidated small business owners under judicial standards that give nearly complete deference to the government, and with no need to show probable cause for searches. Her majority opinion even seems to suggest that police departments may be given power to approve their own searches using administrative subpoenas instead of going to judges to obtain warrants.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/06/sotomayors_4th_amendment_time_bomb.html#ixzz3e6mg9c7w 

Shakespeare's Too Hard, Too White for the Lead-Paint-Eating, HipHop Loving Urchins She Teaches

Too Hard and Too White for the Teacher!

High-School Teacher: Stop Teaching Shakespeare Because He’s a White Man
Lord, what fools these mortals be!William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Act 3 scene 2
Shakespeare's Works -- Too Hard, Too White

by KATHERINE TIMPF June 16, 2015 

 A veteran teacher at Luther Burbank High School, the biggest high school in Sacramento, Calif., is proposing that high-school teachers stop teaching Shakespeare because he’s just some old white guy who died a long time ago so what could he know about anything.

 In a piece published in the Washington Post, Dana Dusbiber explains that we should “leave Shakespeare out of the English curriculum entirely” because she “[does] not believe that a long-dead, British guy is the only writer who can teach [her] students about the human condition.” 

“What I worry about is that as long as we continue to cling to ONE (white) MAN’S view of life as he lived it so long ago, we (perhaps unwittingly) promote the notion that other cultural perspectives are less important,” she writes.  

Why she seems to consider not teaching Shakespeare at all and teaching only Shakespeare to be the only two options here is unclear. After all, it seems to me like you could assign Shakespeare and works from “other cultural perspectives” — but hey, what do I know.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/shakespeare-white-stop-teaching?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral

“SCOTUScare” Bench Legislation: The Repeal of Obamacare has to be done the Right Way, Through Congress

It was passed by an underhanded procedure that first revealed what a low-life Obama is to the Nation. Now Congress needs to find some balls and a Republican President to give the nation relief from this worthless, fraudulent legislation. m/r

King v. Burwell -- Scalia Slams Roberts as Biased in Obamacare Cases | National Review Online

by Joel Gehrke June 25, 2015 

 I​n a blistering dissent from the majority in King v. Burwell this
morning, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said President Obama’s
signature domestic policy achievement should be called “SCOTUScare”
rather than Obamacare, in light of how many times Chief Justice John
Roberts has intervened to protect the law from a crippling legal defeat. 

 Scalia argued that Roberts rewrote the law twice in 2012, and has now
done so a third time in his King decision, which allows the IRS to
continue providing subsidies to people who purchase insurance in the
federal government’s health-care exchange. 

 “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they have performed
(‘penalty’ means tax, ‘further [Medicaid] payments to the State’ means
only incremental Medicaid payments to the State, ‘established by the
State’ means not established by the State) will be cited by litigants
endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence,” Scalia wrote in
his dissent. “And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth
that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over
others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420298/king-burwell-scalia-attacks-roberts-bias-obamacare-cases

Michelle Obama has No Clue About How Markets Work, Not Even Black Ones.

Kids Create Salt Black Markets in Cafeterias Due to Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules | Washington Free Beacon

Do you think the Republicans have the Intestinal Fortitude to Repeal This Turkey?

One wonders if six of the Justices have read and understood the Constitution of the US. m/r

Supreme Court Ruling | Obamacare

Posted by     Thursday, June 25, 2015 

In a 6-3 ruling authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court held that subsidies are available on the federal exchanges. Those voting in the majority were Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.

Had the court ruled otherwise, it would have put all of Obamacare in jeopardy, since 38 states do not have exchanges and Obamacare is too expensive for most people without a subsidy.
The issue was whether only state-established exchanges could issue tax credits, or whether the federal exchanges could also. Challengers to IRS regulations pointed to the words “established by the State” in the legislation as clear and unambiguous that subsidies were limited to state exchanges.

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Public Schools Hid the Fact that Lincoln was a Republican for Decades

All-Time World Champions of Institutional Racism :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn  •  Jun 25, 2015

On Wednesday night I swung by Hannity on Fox News to discuss the Democratic Party's uniquely appalling record on racism - unique in the English-speaking world, that is.
The starting point, of course, was the Confederate flag flap. The Confederate flag means nothing to me one way or another. Nor does it seem to have meant much to this racist murderer Roof. I mean, he seems to have had no particular objection to it as a cultural marker for genial rednecks in pick-ups - or whatever Howard Dean meant when he said he wanted the votes of fellows with Confederate flags on their trucks. But it evidently didn't do it for Roof as a serious emblem of white supremacism, which is why he favored on his garb the flags of apartheid South Africa and UDI Rhodesia.
So as usual the Democrats and media have artfully loosed a total distraction whose only purpose is to put Republicans on the defensive and force them to fold on something while we're waiting on them to fold on Obamacare or the immigration amnesty. As I always say, the GOP's so good at folding they ought to be White House valets.
But even for the Stupid Party you have to be the chumps of the planet to let the Democrats hang what is uniquely their history round your neck.
You can see my entire interview with Sean here:
Steyn added that the "Democratic Party was the largest and most powerful institution supporting slavery in the English speaking world."
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wait for It! ... And Now the "New Climate Change" - The New-Old Coming Ice Age

Now for a new Carbon Added Exchange Tax of those not producing enough CO2. New controls, new regs, new taxes to save us from the new Ice Age! Climate Change is upon us! m/r

Weak sun could offset some global warming in Europe and US – study | Environment | The Guardian

Obama's Commie Toad: Valerie Jarrett's Hardcore Communist and Muslim Ties

Lord Save US from them! m/r

FBI Files Show Valerie Jarrett's Hardcore Communist Family

Nothing but Demagogues: Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push

Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push - The Washington Post

McCain was the Media's "Maverick" Token-Republican Darling, until he ran against a Black Democrat

The media love Jeb Bush because he says all the meaningless "Middle of the Road" clich├ęs they love to reprint. He will be their dead meat candidate of choice until he runs against a Democrat. Then they will do all to make him lose. That is the standard pattern. m/r

Republicans Must Stop Letting the Media Manipulate Them

By Daniel Greenfield On June 23, 2015 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage 

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

Groucho Marx used to ask contestants, “Have you stopped beating your wife?”
A number of Republican candidates showed that they still hadn’t mastered that one when the media came asking them about the Confederate flag in South Carolina.
Like so many chumps undone by Groucho, they thought that they were showing off how noble they were, when all they did was answer, “Yes, I did stop beating my wife. And I mostly oppose it now.”
Instead of looking like heroes, they looked like guilty men confessing to a crime.
Like most questions the media asks Republicans, it was a loaded question meant to set up a narrative. The question feeds into the narrative. The answer itself doesn’t really matter.
The difference between condemning the Confederate flag and supporting it is the difference between, “No, I haven’t stopped beating my wife” and “Yes, I have stopped beating my wife.”
Either way it’s a story about the Republican position on beating women and the Confederacy.
The media does this all the time. It manufactures a story. Then it reports on the story that it made up. Then it keeps the story alive by interviewing people about its own narrative.

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An Imperial Despot in Rome, Somethings Never Change - Commie-Fascist Pope

Commie Pope

Matthew Vadum On June 24, 2015  In Daily Mailer,FrontPage 

Two years into his reign, Pope Francis has emerged as an extreme socialist obsessed with the usual phony leftist problems such as manmade global warming, American institutional racism, and income inequality.
Muslims are indiscriminately slaughtering Christians around the world while Christianity itself seems on the verge of being eclipsed globally by Islam, but these things barely register with this pope.
This pseudo-intellectual pope keeps on spouting the same misanthropic Marxist platitudes as he hitches his papacy to global warming, the new international totalitarian cause. Sounding like Mao Zedong, Francis said a “bold cultural revolution” was needed to save the planet.
The pope ignores the keen insight of former Czech President Vaclav Klaus who likened environmentalists to watermelons: they are green on the outside and red on the inside. After the collapse of the Soviet Union leftists the world over migrated to the environmentalist movement and began regurgitating the party line, which is that human activity, and in particular, capitalism, is killing the planet. Mocking the Enlightenment, Francis accepts their unscientific drivel on faith and in the process transports the papacy back to the Dark Ages.
Christians and communists are the same, Francis maintains. ...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Wasteland left by the Collusive, Corrupt, Lawless, Regulatory State

Taking from the individual to collude for cronies and the expectation of more taxable line items. Eminent domain was originally meant for the public good, not the conspiring government and corporate enhancement of their power and revenue. m/r
Kelo House then and now.

Kelo & Eminent Domain, Ten Years Later | National Review Online

by Richard Epstein June 23, 2015 

 There has been some progress, but much is left to do. 

 Ten years ago, on June 23, 2005, the United States Supreme Court dropped
a judicial thunderbolt in Kelo v. City of New London. By a narrow
five-to-four margin it rejected a spirited challenge that Susette Kelo
and her neighboring landowners had raised against the ambitious land-use
development plan put forward by the City of New London, Ct. The
formulaic account of the holding is that a local government does not
violate the “public use” component of the Constitution’s takings clause —
“nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just
compensation” — when it condemns property that will be turned over to a
private developer for private development. Under the logic of Justice
John Paul Stevens, so long as there is an indirect promised public
benefit from the development process, the public-use inquiry is at an
end, and Ms. Kelo can be driven out of her pink house by the water. 

 Ten years later, my reaction is the same as it was at the time: truly
horrible. Justice Stevens and the Supreme Court were tone-deaf as to
what moves people in dealing with property. Of all the cases decided
since the year 2000, Kelo may not be the most important; ironically, it
certainly was not the most controversial. But hands down, it was the
decision that got more people indignant than any other.
The bipartisan coalition in opposition was, and is, easy to identify. On
the right, there are folks who think that a person’s home is his
castle, and thus resent any forced displacement of individuals for the
benefit of some supposed social good. And that anger doubles because of
the crackpot and visionary nature of the particular plan at issue in
Kelo. The communitarians on the left were upset that Pfizer, the company
that was going to use the seized land for a research facility, should
flex its muscles in ways that prey on individual people. 

Anyone who wants to get a sense of the process would be well-advised to
real Ilya Somin’s new book, The Grasping Hand, which offers a painful
blow-by-blow account of how good intentions for redevelopment were so
badly misdirected that ten years later the seized property remains
empty. Perhaps the only nice feature about the case is that Ms. Kelo’s
pink house was whisked away to another site, so that the newly vacant
land can be used to collect debris that washes up on the shore. Yes, the
grandiose development plans for the Fort Trumbull neighborhood never
got to first base. As it turned out, New London was too slow off the
mark, other communities built the ancillary facilities that Pfizer
wanted, and the company pulled out of New London once the tax subsidies
ran out.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420144/kelo-eminent-domain-richard-epstein

"Stupid American People" already figured this out: Obamacare 'architect' Gruber worked with White House

Bombshell email release reveals how closely Obamacare 'architect' Gruber worked with White House | WashingtonExaminer.com

Boehner Needs an Eric Cantor Lesson in Spades!

'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner | WashingtonExaminer.com

It's About Time He Figured This Out!

Exclusive -- Ted Cruz: Obamatrade Enmeshed in Corrupt, Backroom Dealing

Have you heard any real, new, pop music lately? None of it is worth whistling!

Over the last ten years there have been occasional human interest articles that pose the general question, What ever became of whistling, no one seem to whistle anymore?
Movies were once filled with music that could be whistled to and many times the tunes were whistled in the film. Songs, once were on the radio that could be whistled. There is quite enjoyment of music now.
The articles speculated that now music is so easily portable with ipods and iphones, that people no longer need to carry a tune by whistling.
Whistling was also something mostly done by men. Has this gone because any whistle could be misinterpreted as a wolf-whistle and who needs the repercussion that could follow?
No. What is passed off as popular music now has no tune, no melody, no music. It is all beat and a whistle has no beat.
Maybe this dark age will pass. Country Music is still has a tune, but is it whistled?
Probably, but pop culture doesn't want to listen. m/r

Has the decline of the delivery boy killed the art of whistling? - News - Music - The Independent


No Fool Like An Old Fool!

Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment | PJ Tatler

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thieving Political Con-Men

America is comprised of its citizens and not companies that are generally multinational corporations that say a “Pledge of Allegiance” to the bottom line and not to our republic or our flag.
Theft By Deception: The Immigration Con Game

By Michael Cutler On June 18, 2015  In Daily Mailer,FrontPage

A pattern of criminality has been in progress for decades with more Americans falling victim to this crime each day. The crime is “theft by deception.” Because of this, millions of Americans are losing their thin sliver of the American Dream, their security and their peace of mind
In order to understand the crime we first need to know and understand the elements of the crime.
To provide a starting point and specific language, we will use the definition of “theft by deception” as defined in one state in particular: Georgia. However, this crime, of using deception to steal, is codified in virtually every state and city. This crime is defined in the Georgia Code [2], in part, as:
a) A person commits the offense of theft by deception when he obtains property by any deceitful means or artful practice with the intention of depriving the owner of the property.
(b) A person deceives if he intentionally:
(1) Creates or confirms another’s impression of an existing fact or past event which is false and which the accused knows or believes to be false;
(2) Fails to correct a false impression of an existing fact or past event which he has previously created or confirmed;
(3) Prevents another from acquiring information pertinent to the disposition of the property involved
Today politicians from both political parties, echoing the claims of many special interest groups that provide massive campaign contributions, use deceptive language to achieve their (criminal) goals. As you will see, the claims they make about immigration are without merit and are deceptive and seek to satisfy their campaign contributors.
The perpetrators are our elected politicians from both the “Repugnantcan” and “Demoncrat” parties. ...

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“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” ― George Orwell, 1984

     “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From State Capitol - NBC News

After a rare white crazy kills innocent blacks, all the race pimps crawl out from under their rocks.

Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson (and Obama for that matter) are always given a big forum on CNN, NBC and the like. They spew their hate and racism with impunity before the race intimidated liberals who treat them as stars. They are just more over-privileged race hustlers with fat 'black-studies,' token jobs at major universities. Actually, they are nothing better than cheap 'rap-artistes' who can't rhyme the talentless 'hip hop' jive. m/r

Cornel West on Obama: "The First Black President Has Become The First Niggerized Black President" | Video | RealClearPolitics

June 22, 2015

Reacting to President Obama's use of the n-word on Marc Maron's podcast, Cornel West called him the first "niggerized" president in an appearance on CNN. West criticized Obama as "a person who is afraid and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy."

"Too many black people are niggerized," West said Monday on CNN. "I would say the first black president has become the first niggerized black president."

"A niggerized black person is a black person who is afraid and scared and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy and fighting against white supremacy," West explained. "So when many of us said we have to fight against racism, what were we told? 'No, he can't deal with racism because he has other issues, political calculations. He's the president of all America, not just black America.' We know he's president of all America but white supremacy is American as cherry pie." ...

-don't bother wasting your time-

Rick Perry's the Only One Who Stood Up to be Counted - Veteran Supporters

Rick Perry is the ONLY Presidential Candidate who served and understands the real weight of being Commander-in-Chief. m/r

Rick Perry's Veteran Supporters -- America's Most Famous Veterans Line Up Behind Perry | National Review Online

by Brendan Bordelon June 22, 2015 
 “It’s one of those things where the governor could’ve rolled with it, or
he could’ve been not at all thrilled,” Kyle says. Chris later told her
it “could’ve gone either way — it could’ve pissed him off.” 
 Instead, the governor just laughed at the teasing, and the two quickly
became close friends. “He thought, ‘Good! I’m not looking for somebody
to kiss my backside. Just be real with me,’” Kyle says Perry later
explained to her. “I felt like maybe that’s where [Perry and Chris]
really connected. They were just these two guys that were going to keep
it real.”
 It’s a sentiment repeated over and over by the high-profile former
warriors backing his presidential run — with Perry, what you see is what
you get. From Taya Kyle to “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell to Medal of
Honor winner Michael Thornton, America’s best-known veterans and their
families are taking to the campaign trail to rally support for the
former Texas governor in 2016.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420101/rick-perry-famous-veteran-support-2016

Boehner's Vendetta against Conservative Representatives as He Double Crosses US

Boehner's Crackdown -- Boehner Hits Rebel Republicans Hard | National Review Online

When Government Money and Satellite Access are at Stake, They Support the 'Climate Change' Hoax and Extortion


The "Roots" of Obamaland - his heritage, all scam, deceit and degradation

Obama’s ancestral homeland in Kenya had lots of hope, but got little change - The Washington Post

Failure to Report or Even Acknowledge the Reality

The world of Obamaland: South Africa is to Africa as Baltimore and Detroit are to America. m/r

The Ongoing Tragedy of Post-Apartheid South Africa

By Arnold Ahlert On June 19, 2015  Daily Mailer,FrontPage 

Few things are more disturbing than the collaborative media silence that attends the ongoing disintegration of post-apartheid South Africa. The nation’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), led by President Jacob Zuma, is the essence of corruption in a nation with one of the highest rates [2] of rape in the world, and a murder rate best described [3] last September by MP Dianne Kohler Barnard of the Democratic Alliance, the nation’s second largest [4] political party. “We have 47 murders a day,” she said. “That sort of figure is what one would expect in a war zone.”
In her book, “Into the Cannibal’s Pot” [5] author Ilana Mercer cuts through the tyranny of political correctness that surrounds the ostensible improvement that was supposed to have emerged in that nation, following the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990, and the subsequent adoption [6] of a new constitution in 1994, enfranchising blacks and other minorities. While she rightly describes the “terrible injustice” of the apartheid regime that produced an average of 7,036 people murdered per year, she reveals the Western-celebrated ANC government saw an average of 24,026 murders annually in the first eight years of its existence.
The South African government currently [7] estimates there are 31 murders per 100,000 people per year, which comes out to about 50 per day. That ranks the nation above drug cartel-infested Mexico, the nation of Rwanda that endured the slaughter of 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers in the ‘90s, and Sudan, where the government of Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir precipitated [8] the mass slaughter and rape of Darfuri men, women and children that continues to this day. That would be the very same Omer al-Bashir the ANC allowed to leave South Africa on June 15, ignoring [9] a pending arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which had charged him with multiple counts of genocide and crimes against humanity. In doing so, the ANC violated South Africa’s international legal commitments and its own constitution.
The same stench of ANC corruption applies to the aforementioned murder statistics: outside groups believe the murder rate is actually double that total admitted by the government.
Moreover, white Boer farmers remain a primary target. According to the Times of London, over 4,000 of them were murdered since the end of apartheid in a nation rated six on a scale of eight for genocide by Genocide Watch [10]. Of the 50 murders committed daily, 20 percent of the victims are white, and the black on white murder rate is approximately 95 percent. ...
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Liberal is Still a Dirty Word! So is "Progressive," Socialist and Commie-Fascist

They all lead down the road to Totalitarian, Centrally Planned Perdition! m/r

Americans reclaim the liberal label - The Washington Post

Pope is as Phony as the Shroud of Turin and as Fascist as Pius XII

Pope says weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian - Yahoo News Canada

The Pope and EU have always been dictating a dangerous fantasy world.

Dope Pope Soap on a Rope for Prison Inmates
The Church has defied facts and knowledge for nineteen hundred years and it wants to continue its illusion of control through keeping its flock ignorant, if not still illiterate. m/r

The Pope joins the EU in a sad world of make-believe - Telegraph
By   20 Jun 2015

There are two great acts of political make-believe in our time, so all-pervasive that it is hard for us to grasp just how much effect they are having on our lives

What has a Papal Encyclical calling on the world to end its use of fossil fuels and to pray to God for the success of the global “climate summit” in December got in common with the Greek euro crisis, the ominous rift between the West and Russia, and the shambles Europe is making over the desperation of African and Syrian refugees to find safety this side of the Mediterranean? They are all different aspects of the two greatest acts of political make-believe of our time, so all-pervasive that it is hard for us to grasp just how much effect they are having on all our lives.

What has a Papal Encyclical calling on the world to end its use of fossil fuels and to pray to God for the success of the global “climate summit” in December got in common with the Greek euro crisis, the ominous rift between the West and Russia, and the shambles Europe is making over the desperation of African and Syrian refugees to find safety this side of the Mediterranean? They are all different aspects of the two greatest acts of political make-believe of our time, so all-pervasive that it is hard for us to grasp just how much effect they are having on all our lives.

One of these was the peculiar way in which Europe’s politicians, with full support from the US, had set out to unite their continent under a form of supra-national government unlike anything the world had seen before. The other was the way those same politicians fell for the idea not just that human activities were disastrously changing Earth’s climate, but that by taking the most drastic measures they could somehow change it back again.
Although for quite a time these two belief systems seemed to carry all before them, each was essentially based on a fantasy view of the world; and it is in the nature of trying to act out a fantasy that it must eventually overreach itself, to the point where it collides unpleasantly with reality. 
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"Common ground with science" and the Sun Revolves Around the Earth and the Pope

The papal twit and man makes climate according to Francis. The Argentine Pope plays Evita. m/r
French writer Pascal Bruckner has observed that modern environmentalism is essentially a composite of the blame game preached by two twentieth-century ideologies: Marxism, which blamed capitalism for humanity’s problems; and Third World ideology, which blamed the West.
Brother Glum, Mother Earth by Steven Malanga, City Journal June 19, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change ignores how markets and technology have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty.

Shortly after the Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was consecrated Pope Francis in 2013, news stories reported that the new pontiff wanted to build a stronger relationship between the Catholic Church and science—one that saw science not in opposition to, but compatible with, religious belief. Some months later, the pope declared that evolution and the Big Bang theory of creation are real and don’t conflict with belief in God. Now, in the wake of the pope’s encyclical on climate change and the environment, Laudato Si (or, Be Praised), the press has exulted in the pope’s apparent effort to find even more “common ground” with science.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The encyclical, whose title is derived from a line from St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun (“Be praised, My Lord, through all your Creatures”), is being welcomed by some in the scientific community because it proclaims that climate change is real and that humanity must address it. But the nearly 38,000-word document—most of which is not about climate change—actually reads like a giant step backward for the Church’s social teaching: a rejection of technological progress; a dark, narrow vision of human nature that ignores the enormous gains the world has made in alleviating human suffering; and an almost antihuman call, reminiscent of the most radical environmentalists, to reduce human activity drastically as the only way to save the planet. As Michael Shellenberger, president of the Breakthrough Institute and co-author of An Ecomodernist Manifesto, observed: “When [the] Pope speaks of ‘irrational faith in human progress’ I want him to visit the Congo to see what life is like when there is no progress.”
Early on, Francis said that his papacy would be shaped by his experiences serving the poor of Argentina—a place where, as economic historian Pierpaolo Barbieri wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “Government takeovers [of private businesses] and crony capitalism are the enemy of genuine development.” More than any recent pope, his vision has been shaped by this distorted view of how modern trade and commerce work. One result is that Laudato Si devolves into a long rant against consumerism that ignores the many benefits produced by human innovation through free markets. 
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Who the Hell Does the Pope Think He Is, Al Gore?

From Secular Theocracy to Political Catechism all for more power, control and money. m/r 

How climate-change doubters lost a papal fight - The Washington Post


 Pope Francis was about to take a major step backing the science behind ­human-driven global warming, and Philippe de Larminat was determined to change his mind.
A French doubter who authored a book arguing that solar activity — not greenhouse gases — was driving global warming, de Larminat sought a spot at a climate summit in April sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Nobel laureates would be there. So would U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs and others calling for dramatic steps to curb carbon emissions.

After securing a high-level meeting at the Vatican, he was told that, space permitting, he could join. He bought a plane ticket from Paris to Rome. But five days before the April 28 summit, de Larminat said, he received an e-mail saying there was no space left. It came after other scientists — as well as the powerful Vatican bureaucrat in charge of the academy — insisted he had no business being there.
“They did not want to hear an off note,” de Larminat said.
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Nixon was no Conservative: Thank Him for the EPA and OSHA!

They will next monitor the CO2 we exhale.
Boulder, CO. is a perfect little totalitarian enclave for the EPA. m/r

EPA to Monitor Family’s Water Use in Colorado | Washington Free Beacon

6-19-15 BY: 

‘System that will monitor water usage in multi-family housing units’

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to monitor how much water families use in Boulder, Colorado.
The agency submitted a solicitation Thursday, announcing its plans to hire a contractor for the purpose of “Water Monitoring Equipment and Collection of Data” of apartments in the city.
“Region 8 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intends to issue a Request for Quotes (RFQ) for installation of water monitoring equipment,” the solicitation said. “Once installed the contractor will integrate the equipment with existing software system that will monitor water usage in multi-family housing units. The work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado.” 
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