Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dredging The Memory Hole

Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill and the Destruction of Europe | Yuri N. Maltsev - YouTube: "Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill and the Destruction of Europe"

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John Q Sucker

McKinley for Congress - Republican for Illinois 2nd Congressional District: "THE MACHINE 101"

And just think! O Duce Christus didn't know a thing about any of this! Not a thing!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

It's Fraud-O-bots All The Way Down

Is Obama Using Anti-Gun Spambots? | Power Line: "Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look at them revealed that only six were from real people.

“The other 10 are fake, computer-generated spambots,” his office said in a press release. As evidence, he said these 10 tweets use default graphics and names, and have not engaged in any interaction with other people. Two of the tweets were sent at nearly the same time, and both follow just one person: Brad Schenck, Obama’s former digital strategist."

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The Real Haters

Self-defense and the defense of a free people against government tyranny is a HUMAN right | protein wisdom: "Why do the Democrats hate blacks and the poor? And I’m being serious here: this should be the rallying call of the pro-second amendment groups."

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

COTD: Is Tae Kwon Do Really The Solution?

Colorado Governor Isn’t Sold on Magazine Capacity Limit After Huge Public Fallout:
"UnapologeticallyAmerican PERMALINK
February 23, 2013 12:18 PM EST
My daughter was attacked on the campus of UCCS. Her dorm room should have been considered a “safe zone” until someone forced their way into her room. She didn’t have a gun, but did have 3 years of Tae Kwon Do, and the would-be rapist elected that the fight wasn’t worth it and left. But not before he ripped her shirt/bra and exposed her breast. Campus police didn’t do anything either since he actually didn’t rape her, and it would be his word against hers. Within one semester, she left school. She wasn’t raped, but the attack did affect her. She never did finish school. Rep. Joe Salazar, you obviously don’t have teen/adult daughters and are totally clueless."
Umm, no. But some different leaks from the perp than he was planning would have been.

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Playing Catch

Amazing Vid of Two Quadrocopter Drones Playing Catch With a Stick | Video | TheBlaze.com: "As Robohub puts it, the work done by the ETH Zurich masters thesis student Dario Brescianini, who works in the  Flying Machine Arena, tacked “two of the most challenging problems [...] with quadrocopters.” That is, balancing an inverted pendulum and juggling balls."

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It's Not Gun Control They Want, It's PEOPLE CONTROL

Why Is This Month-Old Clip of an Ex-Secret Service Agent Suddenly Going Viral? | TheBlaze.com: "Dan Bongino lost his race for the U.S. Senate last Fall and the former Secret Service agent was finally closing up shop on his campaign offices when his phone started ringing like crazy. Television and radio shows were calling to ask Dan if he was free… free to talk about this brief speech he gave on January 19th at a Guns Across America rally in Annapolis Maryland.


As O Duce's dear idol Lenin said: "One man with a gun can control 100 without one."  And O course: "A lie told often enough becomes truth."  The Dear Reader has studied well...

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Summer Skiing

The world's first wave skier | Orange UK: "A Californian man has invented a new extreme sport, surfing on waves up to 30ft high - on a pair of water skis.

Chuck Patterson, 43, has combined his talents as a professional skier and surfer to become the world's first 'wave skier'.

In contrast to water skiers, who are always towed by a speedboat, wave skiing invoves being released at the peak of a wave to ski 'freestyle'.

After letting go of the rope from the jet ski, Mr Patterson reaches speeds of around 30mph as he drops off the huge waves."

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The Low Down

Bookworm Room » Top 10 Low Fly Passes: "This is a fun video that opens with the Top Gun low-fly pass, and then shows ten of the real deals.  The last one was at a Blue Angels show in San Francisco a few years ago.  I wasn’t in the Navy League yet, so I wasn’t on the Bay, but we had managed to snag ourselves front-row seats at the end of a pier.  He came so close I felt as if I was within spitting distance.  It was a spectacular and beautiful moment:"

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Wear And Share

Bookworm Room » Pithy sayings to wear and share: "The t-shirt is perfect to wear and share (and you can buy it here or here.)."

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Golfing For The Children

For the First Time in My Life, I Am Ashamed of My Country - The Rush Limbaugh Show: "Because "in any enterprise, the chief executive is ultimately accountable for success and failure. Sure, blame Congress -- castigate all 535 lawmakers, or the roughly half you hate. But there is only one president. Even if he's right on the merits, Obama may be on the wrong side of history. Fair or not, the president owns this mess." Mr. Fournier, I disagree with you. He doesn't. That is the whole point. The president does not own this mess. His approval rating wouldn't be 55% if he owned this mess.  
 He is not governing, Mr. Fournier. You've stumbled into this and I'm here to alert you how right you are. You don't even know it. He's not governing. It's all about politics. Congress is being blamed for this. The Republicans are being blamed. Obama is just the outsider trying to fix it all. He's the guy trying to compromise. He even went out and played golf to try to compromise! He even went out and played golf with Tiger Woods to try to compromise, and still the Republicans resist."
And why does everyone think he's golfing for the children? Why because we live on Planet Epsilon:
Expecting Deltas to know what liberty is! And now expecting them to understand Othello! My good boy!
Marooned here in fact...

And you know things are bad when Rush seems to be catching on.  Of course, there' a different Rush that has understood it for a very long time.

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The Shock Never Ends...

Instapundit » Blog Archive » POLITICS OF THE ONE PERCENT: Senate Democrats Protect Corporate Jet Loophole….: "POLITICS OF THE ONE PERCENT: Senate Democrats Protect Corporate Jet Loophole.

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 6:41 pm"

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What If?

Instapundit » Blog Archive » USA TODAY: Despite State Of The Union Hype, Universal Preschool Isn’t The Answer. Before the che…: "Yep. Related: David Hogberg: Can We Be Really Hard-Headed About Pre-School? “What if there is nothing the government can do for low-income children to improve their educational performance? That’s a question that needs asking. . . . In short, the practices that endow children with lasting educational benefits begin at home. Low-income families are less likely to engage in those practices. And the research on Head Start shows that there is not much these programs can do to overcome what isn’t present in the home.”

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 6:11 pm"

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Reminder: Your "King" Is A Saudi Lackey

Bombshell Obama Vetting: 1979 Newspaper Article By Valerie Jarrett Father-In-Law Reveals Start Of Muslim Purchase Of U.S. Presidency « Pat Dollard: "Why would Muslim oil billionaires finance and develop controlling relationships with black college students? Well, like anyone else, they would do it for self-interest. And what would their self-interest be? We all know the top two answers to that question: 1. a Palestinian state and 2. the advancement of Islam in America."

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COTD: The Most Overrated Golfer In History

The Most Overrated Golfer In History | Power Line:

Tito Santana ·  Top Commenter · Wage Slave at The Salt Mines
One of history's tragedies is that the late Great Leader of North Korea and the present Great Leader of the United States never had the opportunity to play a match against each other. Golf would never be the same.

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More Colo. Dem Rape Defense Advice: Just Learn Judo!

More Colo. Dem rape advice: ‘Buddy system’ is a better alternative to guns | Twitchy: "Is there something in the water out there in Colorado? Is it the altitude? Last Friday, Rep. Joe Salazar moronically suggested that women are too emotional to be trusted with guns for self-defense and recommended protection like whistles and call boxes to potential rape victims. As it turns out, Salazar isn’t the only Colorado Democrat guilty of speaking while stupid. At that same debate, Rep. Paul Rosenthal proposed some grade-A, surefire alternatives to shooting a rapist:"
After the first Colorado Democrat moron said this kind of crap I resolved to figure out how to defeat the Democrat morons who voted for these infringements on the 2nd Amendment. After further thought, I'm instead going to start an initiative to require every year of "service" in elected office by anyone who infringes on the Bill of Rights in any fashion whatsoever to be accompanied by a matching year in prison with a cellmate named "Tiny".

Perhaps then they might gain some perspective on how they truly live in a "bourgeois illusion bred of money and security". It's clear to me that some true "real world" experiences are the only way they will ever learn.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Fascist Age O The Bernank Circus

Instapundit » Blog Archive » JOEL KOTKIN: The Age Of Bernanke. “To many presidential idolaters, this era will be known as the A…: "JOEL KOTKIN: The Age Of Bernanke. “To many presidential idolaters, this era will be known as the Age of Obama. But, in reality, we live in what may best be called the Age of Bernanke. Essentially, Obamaism increasingly serves as a front for the big-money interests who benefit from the Federal Reserve’s largesse and interest rate policies; progressive rhetoric serves as the beard for royalist results.”"
Click through and read the extended excerpt. Then you'll realize you need to click through again and RTWT. Don't believe me? Another excerpt:
"The Roman people are dying and laughing," the fifth-century Christian writer Salvian wrote.

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Nothing New Under The Sun -- Including Othello

Ace of Spades HQ: "There is nothing, nothing new under the sun. Note the plan of action, and the approval of Stalin.

And yes, that Harold L. Ickes, FDR's Sec Interior, is the father of Harold M. Ickes, Bill Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff. Bill Clinton isn't the focus of big government evil in the world today, it's just pedigree and stuff regarding Democrats."

Go here and scroll down so you can read it in detail.

Gotta luv those low information voters. They're the stuff the cycles of history -- and recurring collectivist power grabs -- are made of.

And yes, the bankers should be in jail too since they're the one's who keep funding this recurring garbage.  The bankers are only too happy to be part of history's ongoing "high and the low against the middle" nightmare.

I recently finished re-reading "Brave New World" for the second time as well as "1984" for the Nth and "Atlas Shrugged" from the speech to the end for the umpteenth time (I've "only" read that one four times cover to cover).

One of the core unappreciated themes in all of them -- and one our "betters" have skillfully worked to bury -- is that of the "high and low against the aspiring middle".  The "high" brainwash the "low" ("proles" in 1984 or Deltas/Epsilons in BNW) to the point where rational argument about reality from individual thinkers and innovators (who most often rise from the ranks of the "low" of course) bounces off of the "low" like pebbles off of armor.

My favorite quote on this from BNW is when "world controller" Mustapha Mond scofs at John "Mr." Savage: "Expecting Deltas to know what Liberty is! And now expecting them to understand Othello! My good boy!".

And I'll pass over the opportunities for comparative analysis of Othello and our current God King for now...

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

FULL INTERVIEW: Dr. Ben Carson on Hannity » The Right Scoop -

FULL INTERVIEW: Dr. Ben Carson on Hannity » The Right Scoop -: "This is from Hannity’s show last night and is the full hour with Dr. Ben Carson. Watch it while you can before it gets deleted from YouTube:"

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Tiger Concurred

Michelle Malkin » When life imitates Golf Digest: "As Obama and Woods conversed privately, one of them was overheard saying how fortunate he is to be able to golf for a living. Tiger concurred."

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Wait For It

Instapundit » Blog Archive » OBAMACARE UPDATE: Will young adults face ‘rate shock’ because of the health-care law? Meanwh…: "It has become very clear to everyone involved who is analytical and not ideological that the rational strategy, for both large and small firms, is to cease providing health care insurance to employees.

No company wants to admit that they are considering eliminating health insurance as an option, or be the first one to drop their health insurance plan, but once a competitor does so, the preference cascade will begin. The clear sentiment is “We will not be the first one to drop our health insurance plan, but we would be a close second.”

The coming preference cascade for employer group health plans is what the Democrats fear the most, because Obamacare was sold to the masses as “if you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it.”

The people who really know the law, and who have been following the avalanche of regulations, have already figured this out. It will take a while for this specialized knowledge to seep downward, because right now only $800+ an hour ERISA attorneys and the most sophisticated HR people understand how Obamacare really works."
It's coming...

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Willful Retardation At Its Finest

Bookworm Room » Mr. Colion Noir — How to Stop Mass Shootings: "Mr. Colion Noir says in less than five minutes what it would take me five really long posts, spread out over five days, to say. I’m really impressed and couldn’t agree with him more. He packs a lot into the five minutes, but my takeaway — and something I couldn’t agree with more — is that it’s the media that encourages the exhibitionism we see in so many mass shootings. We should be lionizing the heroes, not the killers.  As for the killers, nothing would deter them, as he says, than a few bullets headed their way."

My man.  A strong VP pick for Ben Carson's ticket.

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Yes, It Is True

Tom Fife | Fellowship of the Minds: "It was then that the husband unsuccessfully tried to change the subject; but she was on a roll and would have nothing of it. One of us asked, “It sounds like you know something we don’t know.”

“Yes, it is true. This is not some idle talk. He is already born and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now. You will be impressed to know that he has gone to the best schools of Presidents. He is what you call “Ivy League”. You don’t believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That’s right, a chocolate baby! And he’s going to be your President.”

She became more and more smug as she presented her stream of detailed knowledge and predictions so matter-of-factly — as though all were foregone conclusions. “It’s all been thought out. His father is not an American black so so he won’t have that social slave stigma. He is intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He’s gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irrestible to America.”"
Go listen to the interview of Fife at the end...

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It's How You Say It...

Bookworm Room » It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it — the video: "I didn’t just enjoy it — I loved it. The video works at two levels. First, the family meeting sees a family struggle to frame a tough message about health care and insurance issues. And then there’s the end. . . . Uh, I’ll stop here. I don’t want to give it away."

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Friday, February 15, 2013

I Prefer Dangerous Freedom Over Peaceful Slavery

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery (Quotation) « Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello: "This is actually a translation of a Latin phrase that Thomas Jefferson used: Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. It has also been translated as, "I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude."

Here is the sentence in context:

"Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it's evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical." - Jefferson to James Madison, January 30, 1787[1]"
There's those sheep again. They surround you don't they?

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Be Mein

Moonbattery » Open Thread: "Passed along by wingmann."

We're all his favorite Valentine's doncha know...

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Britain Today: Iraq Is Safer

Instapundit » Blog Archive » HOW’S THAT GUN-CONTROL STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA, BRITS? Shopkeeper says Iraq is safer than Birmingh…: "HOW’S THAT GUN-CONTROL STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA, BRITS? Shopkeeper says Iraq is safer than Birmingham after fighting off two armed robbers. “A shopkeeper who fought off two armed robbers said the streets around his inner city Birmingham store were ‘more violent’ than his native Iraq. Kochar Rasul, 30, made a new life for himself and his family in Britain after fleeing from Kurdistan to escape Saddam Hussein’s evil regime. But he was forced to defend himself using a shop sign when two gunmen pounced as he locked up his shop in Handsworth, Birmingham, just before midnight on Monday.”

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 10:18 pm"

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Answer To That Is No

Caroline Glick :: Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting the next Director of the CIA!!!: "I know, I know, you probably all are wondering whether he's a Muslim. For my part, I still can't get my arms around the idea that a bum who hitch hiked around Indonesia with long hair and an earring is going to be the CIA Director.

Okay, enough joking around. I know, his personal grooming choices are his business. He has since taken a shower and gotten a haircut.

But I think the question of whether or not he is actually a Muslim or just an Islamophile is just as unimportant as his hippy days learning to love Islam. And by the same token, I think that it is unimportant if Obama is or isn't a Muslim. I don't care whom they pray to.

The question is whether their world view, and their policies would be any different if they were Muslims. And I think the answer to that is no. And since it is their policies, not their beliefs that matter to the world, they should be judged for that. "
Question is: Will John Brennan honor his oath to the Constitution?

Watch it and consult my title again:

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Big (Moron) Brother Slow Joe Speaks

Instapundit » Blog Archive » CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Joe Biden admits gun control will not stop mass shootings or save lives. …: "CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Joe Biden admits gun control will not stop mass shootings or save lives."

That's right Joe. And a double barreled shotgun is all anyone needs. Well, unless there's more than two people coming at you. And you're not a terrible shot. And they're not high on PCP so they don't even feel it. And as long as you don't have any misfires. And as long as the first shot doesn't knock you on your *ss.

I could go on of course...

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Rand Paul: Quit With The Robin Hood Already

Video: Rand Paul gives the Tea Party SOTU response « Hot Air: "What America needs is not Robin Hood but Adam Smith. In the year we won our independence, Adam Smith described what creates the Wealth of Nations.

He described a limited government that largely did not interfere with individuals and their pursuit of happiness.

All that we are, all that we wish to be is now threatened by the notion that you can have something for nothing, that you can have your cake and eat it too, that you can spend a trillion dollars every year that you don’t have."

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Da Tech Guy's Blog » Blog Archive Ted Cruz's "Evil Empire" moment » Da Tech Guy's Blog: "That fact is Iran (along with North Korea) is the biggest terror threat to the United States and the President’s nominee for Secretary of defense has been endorsed by them. All of the brickbats thrown at Ted Cruz for saying it aloud will not make it any less true.

I was instantly reminded of another republican hated by the Media who once said a known truth aloud and was pilloried for it."

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Instapundit » Blog Archive » OF COURSE RAPISTS WANT WOMEN DISARMED. WHY ARE DEMOCRATS PRO-RAPE? Gun Control Activist Protesting…: "OF COURSE RAPISTS WANT WOMEN DISARMED. WHY ARE DEMOCRATS PRO-RAPE? Gun Control Activist Protesting How Easy it is to Buy Guns, is a Rapist.

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 11:12 pm"

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Monday, February 11, 2013

A Warning

A warning to college profs from a high school teacher: "Where do I begin? I spent the last thirty minutes listening to a group of arrogant and condescending noneducators disrespect my colleagues and profession. I listened to a group of disingenuous people whose own self-interests guide their policies rather than the interests of children. I listened to a cabal of people who sit on national education committees that will have a profound impact on classroom teaching practices. And I heard nothing of value. “I’m thinking about the current health-care debate,” I said. “And I am wondering if I will be asked to sit on a national committee charged with the task of creating a core curriculum of medical procedures to be used in hospital emergency rooms.”"
RTWT.  This is actually from a block quote withing the article.

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No Teleprompter Required

Dr. Benjamin Carson's Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast with Obama Present - YouTube: "Hopefully, the teleprompter was listening... Obama was playing on his Blackberry..."

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Ralph Raico On The Industrial Revolution: He Who Controls The Past Controls The Future


Ralph Raico on the Industrial Revolution: "The immense blessings of modernity – of liberal, market, innovative, bourgeois, “capitalist” society – come into stark relief when compared to people’s material and spiritual lives of as recently as a mere three centuries ago.  In this splendid 76-minute long video from 1986, the historian Ralph Raico sets the historical record straight – an effort that blasts away at mountains of myths that continue to crush our ability to understand our past and to put our current lives into proper perspective.  Note, by the way (from around the 30-minute mark), Ralph’s important emphasis on the fact that war is emphatically not an economic stimulant.

Please, do not miss this video.  (HT Greg Rehmke)"

If this doesn't open your eyes, nothing will.  Among many other other wonderful insights, this is X-Ray vision into the origins of Orwell's 1984 theme of the high and the (manipulated and brainwashed by the high) low ("proles") against the middle.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

His Lips Keep Moving

Fmr Sec Def Gates: ‘Political Leaders Have No Problem Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths’ - By Eliana Johnson - The Corner - National Review Online: "Asked about the conspicuous silence among many who condemned the Bush administration for authorizing the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Gates said, “I think a lot of our political leaders have no problem talking out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to issues like these.”

On the campaign trail in 2008, then-Senator Obama said in an interview with the Boston Globe that he rejected the view that the president can do whatever he deems necessary to protect national security: “I reject the use of signing statements to make extreme and implausible claims of presidential authority,” he explained. As a result, he argued that the president may not detain Americans without charges as unlawful enemy combatants. "
I refer of course to this.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Missing The O

MSM conceals Christopher Dorner’s “ideology” | Power Line: "Confirmation of my latter thesis can be found in the handling of Christopher Dorner’s rambling manifesto in which he purports to explain himself. Dorner, it turns out, is a fan of President Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Colin Powell, Piers Morgan, Chris Matthews, Brian Williams, Soledad O’Brien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Vieira, Tavis Smiley, Anderson Cooper, and Ellen DeGeneres. Meanwhile, he reviles the NRA and Wayne LaPierre, believing that the latter’s advocacy warrants the death of his family before his eyes.

But, as Charles Cooke points out, “in the combined 3,240 words of the lead stories from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Associated Press, there is no mention whatsoever of the political contents of Dorner’s screed.” To be sure, they all mention the manifesto, but not what’s in it, even in New York Times’ specific post about the document."
The shock at the corruption of our very own Pravda never ends, does it?  Me neither.

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Why Does Hagel Matter? ...

Hagel refuses to tell Senate which foreigners have paid him | Power Line: "Chuck Hagel has told the Senate Armed Services that he will not provide foreign financial details for the corporate and nonprofit organizations he has been affiliated with since he left the Senate in 2009. He claims he cannot do so because of confidentiality agreements with the groups in question."
When his boss has already been bought and paid for by the Saudis?

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

And You Wonder Why They Buried Benghazi Before The Election

Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi | The Weekly Standard: ""While Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to Prime Minister Netanyahu. And his senior national security staff had to find time to arrange the call, brief the president for the call, monitor it, and provide an immediate read-out to the media. I suspect Prime Minister Netanyahu, of all people, would have understood the need to postpone or shorten the phone call if he were told that Americans were under attack as the president chatted. But for President Obama, a politically useful telephone call—and the ability to have his aides rush out and tell the media about that phone call—came first.""

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

COTD: A Preview O The Continued Mass Mental Illness Rampage

Real life: Hitchhiker with a hatchet saves woman from rampaging, murderous lunatic « Hot Air: "Starting March 1, the metal head to all hatchets in California must be locked up and kept separate from the handle . . .

BigAlSouth on February 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM"

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LOTD: Lyrics Of The Day

RUSH LYRICS - A Farewell To Kings
"Cities full of hatred, fear and lies

Withered hearts and cruel, tormented eyes

Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise

Beating down the multitude and

Scoffing at the wise"

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Directive 10-289 Watch (Part 34,943)

Instapundit » Blog Archive » ENDGAME: Argentina Freezes Supermarket Prices To Halt Soaring Inflation; Chaos To Follow. “Up unti…: "FEBRUARY 4, 2013

ENDGAME: Argentina Freezes Supermarket Prices To Halt Soaring Inflation; Chaos To Follow. “Up until now, Argentina’s descent into a hyperinflationary basket case, with a crashing currency and loss of outside funding was relatively moderate and controlled. All this is about to change. Today, in a futile attempt to halt inflation, the government of Cristina Kirchner announced a two-month price freeze on supermarket products.”

This never works, but ignorant or dishonest politicians always try it. Luckily, nothing like this could happen here.

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 11:34 pm"
And then there's that "dimwit conspiracy theorist" named Bill Gross who runs the world's largest bond fund:
Speed Read for Credit Supernova
1) Why is our credit market running out of heat or fuel?
a) As it expands at a rate of trillions per year, real growth in the economy has failed to respond. More credit goes to pay interest than future investment.

b) Zero-based interest rates, which are the result of QE and credit creation, have negative as well as positive effects. Historic business models may be negatively affected and investment spending may be dampened.

c) Look to the Japanese historical example.
2) What options should an investor consider?
a) Seek inflation protection in credit market assets/ shorten durations.

b) Increase real assets/commodities/stable cash flow equities at the margin.

c) Accept lower future returns in portfolio planning.
William H. Gross
Managing Director
Well there then, nothing to worry about up here in Obabwe is there?

And did I forget to mention Kyle Bass? He didn't make a killing predicting the financial crisis or anything:
However, he caveats that nominally bullish statement with a critical point, "Zimbabwe's stock market was the best performer this decade - but your entire portfolio now buys you 3 eggs" as purchasing power is crushed. Investors, he says, are "too focused on nominal prices" as the rate of growth of the monetary base is destroying true wealth.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

"I Do It All The Time": The Kim Kardashian O Skeet Shooting

Bruce Krasting absolutely demolishes the idiot lib-commies surrounding the God King who put out the recent laughable O-gone-shooting pic that don't even know what they don't know:

The President Shoots?? | Zero Hedge: "Anyway, I know a thing or two about skeet shooting. In this sport you have beginner shooters who don't really know what they are doing, you have amateurs that are "regular" shooters who take it seriously, and you have guys and gals that shoot 25 out of 25, again and again.

The following is a picture of a person who has not shot skeet before. This person doesn't know how to hold the gun properly. This person is going to get a big recoil in the arm that will hurt. No one has bothered to show this person how to hold a gun. This person has not been taught how to position the body to make a successful shot. This person has no chance of hitting a moving target. This person is not wearing the proper clothing for a skeet range (padded vest that has pockets for 25 shells). This person is pretending to shoot skeet. This is a photo-op:"

RTWT. No need to photoshop this at all. It's already risible.

Bruce points out that this is what real shooters look like:

You may be wondering about the title of this post. After looking at the following pic you'll understand -- which of the two previous pictures is this one most like?

Yup. Kim and O like to do the same thing to other people "all the time" ... and it most certainly doesn't involve clays.

Did I forget to mention that you should RTWT?

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COTD: Why The God King Wants The Coal Mines Closed

Conventional Wisdom, Unconventional Oil | Watts Up With That?: "The Liquid Solvent Extraction (LSE) process has been capable of producing synthetic crude oil (i.e. syncrude) from coal at competitive cost (n.b. cost and not price) with crude oil since 1994.

We proved the technical and economic abilities of the LSE process with a demonstration plant at Point Of Ayr in North Wales."
RTWC (read the whole comment). This comment is a great example of addressing the weakest part of Willis' post (about the politicization of oil industry terminology) which is the failure to explicitly take on the energy returned on energy invested (EROEI) argument for "peak oil".

This recalls the "genius central planners" from over a hundred years ago who predicted "peak horse sh*t" in our largest cities if things went on the way they were. Needless to say they were too dimwitted to predict the rise of the auto and Henry Ford (among others). No doubt if they had the power and level of vision back then that our current God King has today we would today instead be riding around on horses with corks up their *sses. \sarc

The simple fact is that the deep "R" part of technology R&D cannot be planned -- and the "D" part can sometimes be nearly as bad to predict depending on the quality of management which all to often leads to an overly politicized game of "schedule chicken". And that's all among people who are reasonably technical.

Add actual bozo politicians to the mix like our current God King who publicly admits that he struggles with the 7th grade math competence level where orders of magnitude are taught and you wonder why we have the following household budget (scaled from what laughingly passes as a FedGov budget for your improved understanding)?:
"Why the U.S. was downgraded:
• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's your household budget:
• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385"
Actually, this is now somewhat dated -- it's worse now. And that's using FedGov's own numbers which are completely fraudulent when held up to the accounting standards that private corporations -- except the banking oligarchs of course -- must meet.

Unfortunately, "peak horse sh*t" by the politicians and central planners seems to have continued unabated to this day...

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Crazy Talk

Instapundit » Blog Archive » WELL, TO BE FAIR, WHAT HAS THE LAW DONE FOR THEM, LATELY? Mexico’s Masked Vigilantes Defy Drug Gang…: "UPDATE: A reader emails: “A miltia providing for the security of a free state? In the 21st century? But I was told that was crazy NRA talk.”

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 6:30 pm"
Not so much.

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COTD N: Changing The Focus

BREAKING: an encouraging admission of lower climate sensitivity by a ‘hockey team’ scientist, along with new problems for the IPCC | Watts Up With That?: "Robin says: February 1, 2013 at 11:07 am: Anthony–

Your mention of Mann reminded me that these climate “scientists” are working most closely with research universities like PSU and Boulder that are simultaneously taking the lead on using their colleges of education and psych and sociology departments to change the focus of K-12 more to social and emotional learning and behavioral interventions that apply to all students.

Given the expressed goal to change beliefs to accept the models via schools no matter what the temperature trends, it’s hardly coincidental that PennState is pushing Patterning Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) for All Students while Boulder is pushing Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems for All Students.

Both Boulder and Penn State are determined to change the students since they cannot control the weather or the climate. Not that they recognize the difference much anymore."
Ugh.  The Gramscian long march continues apace... And while we're at it, I'll put some more of the background where you can't miss it:
The seditious role of the community organiser was developed by an extreme left intellectual called Saul Alinsky. He was a radical Chicago activist who, by the time he died in 1972, had had a profound influence on the highest levels of the Democratic party. Alinsky was a ‘transformational Marxist’ in the mould of Antonio Gramsci, who promoted the strategy of a ‘long march through the institutions’ by capturing the culture and turning it inside out as the most effective means of overturning western society. In similar vein, Alinsky condemned the New Left for alienating the general public by its demonstrations and outlandish appearance. The revolution had to be carried out through stealth and deception. Its proponents had to cultivate an image of centrism and pragmatism. A master of infiltration, Alinsky wooed Chicago mobsters and Wall Street financiers alike. And successive Democratic politicians fell under his spell.

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And For Good Measure

Responding to Piers Morgan: "Why Does Anyone Need an Assault Rifle?" - YouTube: "Responding to Piers Morgan: "Why Does Anyone Need an Assault Rifle?""

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Piers Morgan Wants To Kill Women?

22-year-old educates Piers Morgan on guns - YouTube: "22-year-old educates Piers Morgan on guns"

Well, how could you watch that and not tell me to remove the question mark from my title?


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Henson Ong: "A Free People Only Get To Make This Mistake Once"

Worth Every Minute To Watch: Henson Ong At Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing – Hartford, CT – 1/28/2013 (After Newtown) « Pat Dollard: "H/T And Headline Ripped Off From Dick’s Trash"
Drop everything and watch this:
This is why the Jack*sses (D) are only for immigration of the illegal and the stupid. Can you picture this man voting Dhimmi? Umm, nuh uh.

And the Dumbos (R) won't stand in full-throated support of people like him.  That would be one (of a thousand) reasons why I call them Dumbos now wouldn't it?

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CPOTD: Waterboard Watch

Well, here's an interesting comment pair of the day (CPTOD) on a Power Line post on "Zero Dark Thirty":

Watching “Zero Dark Thirty” with the CIA | Power Line: Charlie Dempewolf · Mankato State University

I realize this has been said before, but it bears repeating. There are literally thousands of U.S. military troops who were waterboarded by their own government (I'm one of them). In my case, the waterboarding technique was one of those that was demonstrated in US Navy survival school called SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape). To be honest, I was also physically beaten, to the point that my undershirt and flight suit were a bloody mess (Bloody nose). Don't get me wrong - I'm not complaining. Matter of fact, I consider that 5 day school to be one of the best that I ever experienced. I learned more about myself - my limitations and what I could endure - than any other thing I ever experienced. I was 18 years old at the time. Waterboarding is extremely unpleasant, to be sure - but I disagree with Senator McCain on this point -- it is NOT torture. If it is - as McCain asserts - then perhaps the VA should consider disability compensation for every one of us that went through that school. After all, weren't we "tortured" by our own government with a technique that we won't even use on our enemies?

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dean_w_schulze (signed in using yahoo)

The people who disagree most strongly with waterboarding (like Lawrence O'Donnell) don't care about waterboarding when it is done on our own people. In a forum on CNN one woman dismissed it because "they were volunteers". So "torture" becomes not torture when it is used on our own people.
Just like American citizens will become "volunteers" for commie lib "reeducation" camps if we give them enough power?
Say, now that we have the "skeet shooting" pic of the dear reader (man, the teleprompter that day must have been an unhappy camper unless it was wearing an "Iron Man" suit) perhaps next we'll hear his full-throated denunciation of Bill Ayers as being an unrepentant terrorist?

Yeah, don't hold your breath...

And I'm guessing that Marsha's clays contest ain't gonna happen either.  And she deserves the highest respect for this challenge since anyone with a brain knows she's actually risking her life even if he wasn't trying to hit her!

Unless she borrowed the "Iron Man" suit from the teleprompter...

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Friday, February 1, 2013

It's This Bad Even When They Lie Like A Rug About How Good It Is

Instapundit » Blog Archive » HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): In a Continuing Indictment of Obamano…: "HOW’S THAT HOPEY-CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? (CONT’D): In a Continuing Indictment of Obamanomics, Another Bad Jobs Number Showing the “New Normal” of High Unemployment.

Plus, an update of that devastating graphic on what was promised vs. what has been delivered."
Remember, these numbers don't even count the 8 MILLION people who have LEFT THE WORKFORCE under our new God King.

Silly me.  Bringing up that math thing again.

Never mind math -- it's just basic numeracy...

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