Tuesday, December 30, 2014

More Clarke Tastiness

Clarke clobber caper | Power Line: "Quotable quote: “Al Sharpton is a vulgar human being. He is divisive and he spews hate.”

What an impressive guy Clarke is. He makes our El Presidente look like the SCOAMF that he truly is and effectively calls him out for being one -- but far more diplomatically than I would...

His comments about Sharpton and the fact that without the NYPD the city would collapse into utter chaos are perfect.

Now, do we also need to have "conversations" about police corruption, police unions and police militarization (funded by El Presidente please note)? Absolutely.  And if more LEO's were like David Clarke instead of union hacks then we would.  (Amazingly, Clarke is reputed to be a Democrat -- I don't think El Presidente will let that continue long ...)

I want to see Clarke in the running for Prez...

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Apologies

Moonbattery » Open Thread: "On a tip from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle."

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Feynman On Honesty

Richard Feynman - Wikiquote: "The first one has to do with whether a man knows what he is talking about, whether what he says has some basis or not. And my trick that I use is very easy. If you ask him intelligent questions — that is, penetrating, interested, honest, frank, direct questions on the subject, and no trick questions — then he quickly gets stuck. It is like a child asking naive questions. If you ask naive but relevant questions, then almost immediately the person doesn't know the answer, if he is an honest man. 
lecture III: "This Unscientific Age""

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

And not to be too Grinch-like:


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my family to yours...

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Merry Christmas From The Ministry O Truth ...

... one branch of which is "The Nation":


Rewrite history much?  Oldthinkers unbellyfeel IngSoc.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

QOTD: Feynman On Certainty

Richard P. Feynman Quotes (Author of Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!): "“If you thought that science was certain - well, that is just an error on your part.”
― Richard P. Feynman"

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Holdren Has A Senior Moment And "Gaffes"

Video: WH Science advisor says man made global warming saving us from another ice age « Hot Air: "“We know beyond any reasonable doubt that humans are the main cause of the warming of the earth’s climate that has been measured over the past few decades. The warming is unequivocal.

“While the climate of the earth has changed over the millennia as a result of natural factors – principally changes in the tilt and orientation of the earth’s axis and rotation, and in the shape of its orbit around the sun – those changes occur far too gradually to have noticeable effects over a period of mere decades. In their current phases, moreover, they would be gradually cooling the earth – taking us to another ice age – if they weren’t being more than offset by human-caused warming.”" [my emphasis .ed]
Well, the truth other than the fact that CO2 likely has far less effect than he and his fellow modern Lysenkoists screech about.

You may be wondering about my headline.  That comes from Kinsley defining a gaffe as being when a politician accidentally speaks the truth.

You can argue that Holdren is a scientist and not a politician -- but the most charitable I can be about that is that he is a "post normal" scientist if he ever really was one at all.  (And you might also want follow the link to "Lysenkoism" in that Wikipedia post I just pointed you to...)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

[VIDEO] Daniel Hannan on the fact that Nazis were socialists...

[VIDEO] Daniel Hannan on the fact that Nazis were socialists: "[VIDEO] Daniel Hannan on the fact that Nazis were socialists"
... and much more... WTWT.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Dead Civilians Is The Goal

Ace of Spades HQ: "Any 911 call will be responded to with a team of two patrol cars, not just one, which effectively halves the number of emergencies the police will respond to.

This will result in dead civilians.

What do we want? Dead civilians!
When do we want it? As soon as we murder some cops.

I'm hopeful that Obama will interrupt his Hawaiian vacation to tell the cops they've acted stupidly, but I trust he'll just keep golfing."
The whiter the better is Obama's greater goal.  And isn't it interesting that the dead NYC Officers were Asian and apparently Latino.  Collateral damage I guess.

Well that and the fact that the diversity police now consider Asians to be white and are discriminating AGAINST them in college admissions.

Of course, I just always consider everyone to be people so what do I know?

Oh.  And the reason why Obama won't come off the golf course? He can't golf any better than he can bowl or ride a bike.  It's just easier for him to plot further destructive insanity without the few Secret Service left with a conscience overhearing him.

And speaking of racism, Roger Simon points out the obvious...

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Defend Cancer Against the Jews

Moonbattery » Defend Cancer Against the Jews: "Andrew Klavan extends liberal Israel policy to medical research:"

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Truth Speaks

[VIDEO] You’ve got to hear this: A rant on black culture and Democrats that ought to go viral: "This gal identifies herself as “Honestly Speaking” and, boy, does she speak honestly. She tells “her people” that she’s not a “race traitor” for demanding that black people listen to their best angels, rather than their worst demons. She also explains, with great detail, why she’s a Republican. I wish there where millions of this lady all across America:"

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

The New Barbarism

[VIDEO] Bill Whittle on “The New Barbarism”: "Facts are stubborn and, in Obama’s America, painfully ugly things:"

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Follow The Money (Part 4,382,931)

Instapundit: "TRANSPARENCY: Party fundraising provision, crafted in secret, could shift money flow in politics. “A massive expansion of party fundraising slipped into a congressional budget deal this week would fundamentally alter how money flows into political campaigns, providing parties with new muscle to try to wrest power back from independent groups. The provision — one of the most significant changes to the campaign finance system since the landmark McCain-Feingold measure — was written behind closed doors with no public debate.”

Posted at 10:35 am by Glenn Reynolds "

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

William Shatner, Call Your Office

Ace of Spades HQ: "Ships With Frickin' Lasers"

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Government for the strongest

Government for the strongest - The Washington Post: "Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank — have at last noticed something obvious: Big government, which has become gargantuan in response to progressives’ promptings, serves the strong. It is responsive to factions sufficiently sophisticated and moneyed to understand and manipulate its complexity.

Hence Democrats, the principal creators of this complexity, receive more than 70 percent of lawyers’ political contributions. Yet progressives, refusing to see this defect — big government captured by big interests — as systemic, want to make government an ever more muscular engine of regulation and redistribution. Were progressives serious about what used to preoccupy America’s left — entrenched elites, crony capitalism and other impediments to upward mobility — they would study “The New Class Conflict,” by Joel Kotkin, a lifelong Democrat."
He's not very consistent but you have to give Will credit as a writer. And I've been reading Kotkin's pieces for a while -- you should too...

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Friday, December 5, 2014

COTD: Eric Garner's Arrest Overseen by Female Black Sergeant

Eric Garner's Arrest Overseen by Female Black Sergeant
"14 The thing that kills me is now they talk about having a police force that represents the demographics better. Black cops are notoriously harder on black criminals than the white cops are. I hear this all the time from both cops and corrections officers I know."
Whoops. Good thing the Praetorian Guard can lie 24/7 or inconvenient facts might get in the way...

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The Best Sheriff In America?

Moonbattery » Giving Eric Holder a Small Part of His Due: "As mentioned earlier, Eric Holder is exploiting the contrived police brutality hype to use “racial profiling” as the thin edge of the wedge to assert federal authority over local police, moving the country closer to Soviet-style centralized tyranny. Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County sees through him, and delivers a firm kick to Holder’s pants:"

We're lucky to have a good Sheriff where I live too. But David Clarke smokes -- and I don't mean dope and "loosies" like our current feudal O-verlord...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Heh: Instant Japanese Seafood Preparation Today

The Bookworm Beat 12/2/14 — Monday afternoon wrap-up (and Open Thread): "Apparently no computers were used to make this video. Also, don’t worry that you don’t speak Japanese. You’ll figure out very quickly what’s happening:"

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stupid And Diligent

Belmont Club » Mining Engineers Led by Communications Studies Majors: "I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent — their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy — they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent — he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief."
My theory is that all the golf is really about getting away from the Secret Service's earshot.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two-minute Gruberdammerung

Two-minute Grubering [Darleen Click] | protein wisdom: "Two-minute Grubering"

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On The Importance O Lawns

David Burge (@iowahawkblog) | Twitter: "Shorter Obama"

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Blunt Objects Against Knives

Moonbattery » Having Disarmed Population, British Authorities Are Going After Knives: "What happens to you if you are caught with a sharp object after the amnesty ends for real? Best not to find out; irrational tyrannies are to be avoided at all costs, so steer clear of Britain, even if the USA ranks even lower in personal freedom now.

No doubt authorities will be astonished when rendering the law-abiding population still more vulnerable to the criminal elements imported on a massive scale from the Third World does not end crime. Their response will be another righteous campaign, possibly against blunt objects."

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TOTD: LOL

David Burge (@iowahawkblog) | Twitter: "David Burge @iowahawkblog  ·  Nov 20

LOL at all those Latin American immigrants who came here to escape tinpot dictatorships."
Speaking of bingo...

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Bingo

What Is DOJ Hiding About Its Targeting of Sharyl Attkisson? | Power Line: "The funny thing is that the reference to “Sharryl” in the first email comes from out of the blue. It is obvious that Schmaler and Schultz had been talking about Attkisson and that the first email we see is the middle of a conversation, not the beginning. Yet, a search of the 40,000 pages produced by DOJ does not include a single additional reference to Attkisson. With the single exception of the email above, her name appears only when she is referred to in a news story that is reproduced in an email. Strange.

A reader writes with a theory:
The reason that this reference to Sharyl Attkisson made it into this document dump is that her name was mis-spelled (Sharryl rather than Sharyl). There are assuredly more emails about this that were searched for and deliberately withheld. They apparently did not search for this particular mis-spelling of her name.
Bingo. I think he is right. Someone at DOJ systematically searched for references to Sharyl Attkisson and pulled out all emails where DOJ and White House personnel were talking about her and, as we now know, how to block her Fast and Furious investigation. A single email, which gave away the game, slipped through because her name was mis-spelled."
Our country is run by criminal *sshats that are too clever by half.

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Reversal

Ace of Spades HQ: "Charles CW Cooke: Obama's Imperial Transformation Is Now Complete - The President Has Become Everything He Ran Against

If you liked the hubris, you're going to love the nemesis.
Barack Obama certainly gave the impression that he would. Noting in 2008 that he "taught constitutional law for ten years," and in consequence took "the Constitution very seriously," Obama determined that "the biggest problems that we're facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all." "That," the candidate assured his audience, is "what I intend to reverse when I'm president of the United States of America.""

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Inside The Ministry O Truth

Instapundit » Blog Archive » A NEW VIDEO FROM REMY: Don’t Tell ‘Em. “Our ideas are so good that we can’t tell the truth.” …: "A NEW VIDEO FROM REMY: Don’t Tell ‘Em. “Our ideas are so good that we can’t tell the truth.”"

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

COTD: All Of Those Things Are Deadly

Instapundit » Blog Archive » NICK GILLESPIE: Americans Trust Government Less and Less Because We Know More and More About How It…
"BurbankBob
As I came of age, liberals touted the benefits of transparency, freedom of speech and investigative journalism, but that's because they controlled the flow of information to the American people. In fact, all those things are deadly to big government."
This.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gruber Video #5: Nasty *sshat Ad Hominem

Gruber video #5: Mocking critics as “adolescent children” « Hot Air: "This one’s less of a smoking gun about deception, and more of a schadenfruede-tastic exposure of Jonathan Gruber as an arrogant crank. Watchdog.org’s Bruce Parker has this clip from the ObamaCare architect’s appearance before a Vermont legislative panel in February 2011, where one of the committee members read a warning letter about the dangers of adopting a massive, top-down government program controlling health insurance markets. After hearing a list of predicted negative consequences, Gruber dismissed it as something that might have been “written by my adolescent children” (via Jeff Dunetz):"

What contemptible *sshats our overlords are.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Our Nasty Overlords Gaffeth (Part 7,834,293)

The hits keep coming: Gruber celebrates ‘mislabeling’ Obamacare in video #6 « Hot Air: "Tapper concluded by noting why Gruber’s latest remarks expose even more duplicity on the part of the White House in their effort to pass Obamacare:
When the Cadillac tax was first rolled out, it was explained by Obamacare backers as a tax that would only impact those with “high end plans” — not all employer sponsored plans. A White House economic adviser in 2009 set “the record straight” by saying “the excise tax levied on insurance companies for high-premium plans, the so-called ‘Cadillac tax,’ will affect only a small portion of the very highest cost health plans — a total of 3% of premiums in 2013.”
As a closing thought, you will not regret reading National Review’s Rich Lowry who today thanked Gruber for not disguising the abject contempt with which the technocratic left holds the public they are purportedly serving.

“He has done us all a favor by affording us an unvarnished look into the progressive mind, which values complexity over simplicity, favors indirect taxes and impositions on the American public so their costs can be hidden, and has a dim view of the average American,” Lowry wrote. “An assumption that Americans are incompetent is woven into the Left’s worldview. It is reluctant to entrust individuals with free choice for fear they will exercise it poorly and irresponsibly.”"
Forget the border fence. As I've said before, we need to get cracking building a fence around D.C. ... with the barbed wire pointing inwards.

Gaffeth?  As Michael Kinsley pointed out, a gaffe is when a politician accidentally speaks the truth.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

Ace of Spades HQ: "A young boy, maybe 8 or 9 years old. Standing tall, in his best suit, trying oh so hard to be a man at that particular moment. A Marine, in full ceremonial garb, presenting that boy with the flag that had recently draped the boy's father's casket.

The boy is devastated. His whole world has crumpled around him. The man he called "dad" is gone. The man who hugged him, who lifted him up to the sky, laughing, as the boy cried in delight "Daddy!" is no more, and he is far too young to fully understand why this must be so."

Our moronic "President" is a girl compared to that little boy ... never mind the Marine.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Are You A Neanderthal?

The Neanderthal correlation : Article : Nature: ""You don't really want to know," Beth said, her eyes glancing up from her messy desk to the clock and back down without meeting mine.

"I do want to know," I insisted. After three years of correlating the reconstructed Neanderthal genome with modern human populations, she had to have found something interesting. The idea had sounded great when she had suggested it, and the grant committee had loved my proposal. But with the final report ten months overdue, they wouldn't approve any new proposals.

"You'll wish you hadn't said that if I tell you," she said, staring down. "People are going to be upset about this.""
RTWT.

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A Lot Of Cheating Going On Here If You Look Closely...

The robo karate kid! Terrifying two legged giant robot being developed by Google learns to stand on one leg - and recreates scene from cult film | Daily Mail Online: "For fans of the cult film the Karate Kid, it is a familiar pose.

However, in the latest video from the US military team developing a two legged fighting robot, the buildup to 'crane kick' is seen in a new way.

The researchers taught the robot to stand on one leg - recreating a key scene from the film in the process."
... but you thought it was just Obamacare that wasn't auspicious for the future of the proles...

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Well-Schooled Electorate...

Ace of Spades HQ: "rdbrewer put this in the sidebar recently, but it is worth a second look."

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

COTD: Minnesota: Sweden's Escapees Aren't Far Behind The Homeland's Lunacy

What’s the Matter With Minnesota? | Power Line:

kernelhankel (signed in using yahoo)
I used to live, until very recently, in the 8th CD. Before that, I lived in the 7th CD (Arlen Stangeland) but the boundaries of these districts have shifted due to demographic changes including loss of population from Northeastern MN due to decades of bad economy. Anyway there are several points to consider:
1. the DFL takes care of the metro area, which is not surprising as metro area DFLers dominate. Outstate MN gets the shaft. I am surprised there is not more resentment of this.
2. The economy in central and northern MN is terrible. Agriculture is not as dominant as other rural parts of MN. Take Brainerd, for example. The paper mill is now closed. The railroad shops at one time made all of the rolling stock for the NP Railroad and employed a thousand or more. Now the shops carry out some repair and maintenance functions at a mere fraction of their former employment. Several small manufacturers have closed or left the area. People travel to St. Cloud, the Metro, or the oilfields of ND for employment. No economic opportunity. Economic measurements of what is going do not seem to exist. There is no reportage of any of this in the media, which is dominated by metro entities. All we get is propaganda from them. Good info is hard to get in MN. We are under reported and under blogged.
3. There seems to be a social engineering effort well underway that I have never seen mentioned anywhere. There are a large number of half-way houses (drug rehab, released felons, alcohol rehab, teen delinquents, etc.), section 8 housing in Brainerd. What used be a working class but prosperous town is now degenerating into a slum. "Clients" for these "services" are being imported not only from the metro area and other parts of MN but from Chicago. This new dependent class and the state and federal monies attached to them have created a new industry that employs welfare workers, social workers, pays for medical treatment, teachers, etc. - all government funded. Presumably they will all be DFL voters. Instead of making paper, we now have a welfare industry based on the importation of bums and criminals. This seems to be of a piece with the new urbanism movement fostered by the met council and HUD. Deport bums from the metro which has a surfeit? Disperse social problems throughout the State? Make or keep rural MN blue? All of these and more? This is systematic and intentional, not just by happenstance. I would like to see someone Powerline? Kirsten? Mitch Berg? pay attention to this.
4. The young and the elderly are leaving. The young are leaving to seek opportunity elsewhere. The elderly, at least those who have money, are moving to FL and taking their $ with them. Check the price of a Budget truck one way rental from, say, St. Cloud to Ft. Myers and then check the price of the same truck one way same dates from Ft. Myers to St. Cloud. Then draw your own conclusions.
5. The DFL is institutionalized. Education. Social Services. Healthcare. Even the Camber of Commerce in Brainerd/Baxter is run by a DFLer. The votes are collected and counted by the DFL. Nursing homes are run by the DFL so that everybody votes whether they know it or not. The DFL is pervasive and entrenched. A lot of people depend on the flow of government cash.
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello Swedi-stan

Bookworm Room – Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.: "FILED UNDER: FREE SPEECH, IMMIGRATION, ISLAM, SWEDEN"

File under "brutal but accurate". My previous update is here.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Two Safety Videos For The Ages

I needed a good laugh today.  These are probably soon to be followed by one about not hugging those at risk of Ebola...

H/T Darleen.  Gore warning on the second but it was Pythonesque enough that I couldn't stop laughing...

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Is Real

The Bookworm Beat (10/31/14) — The illustrated edition (and Open Thread): "In honor of Halloween, I give you the scariest illustrated edition ever — and the most magical thing about it is that the scary stuff is just ordinary commentary about life in Obama’s America in 2014:"

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola | New York Post: "Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.

“If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.

Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through “droplets.”"
Did I forget to mention that I told you so?  And then some?

Oh, and there's the little additional detail that the OEbola virus can live even longer in cold environments. Can you say 50 days? I thought you couldn't.  But I guess the U.K.'s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory are just a bunch of wing-nuts.

Just for an extra, bonus cherry on top.

UPDATE: Huffing and puffing has an update on Mr. Thompson IRock Insane Obola trying to have it both ways.  I wonder what he threatened the CDC with -- not that they're not craven enough already. Of course this is so twisted that it resolves nothing.  And go look again at my two just previous links.

I only play a psychiatrist on TV but I really don't think that mental illness of this scale and intensity is curable.

We need to quarantine the entire manipulative, jackass-ic power elite of this country -- and the world for that matter.  And the dumbos too...


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It Turns Out That My Ancestors Didn't Know How Right They Were To Evacuate Scandinavia...

Swedish police: 55 official no-go zones | THE SWEDEN REPORT: "The Swedish police has released a map of 55 areas where they publicly admit to having surrendered control to the criminal gangs. The report describes outright attacks on police officers trying to enter the areas, which is a step up from the previous problem with attacks on mailmen, fire trucks, ambulances and similar services; it used to be that fire trucks and ambulances had to wait for police escort to enter the areas, but now the police themselves need protection."
... only to have much of their family tree vote for the new U.S. King (of amnesty).


Problem? What problem?

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Brutal: The Hacklash

Ed Driscoll » The Hacklash: "It’s a common enough phenomenon that I suggested it needs a name, and a couple of smart friends suggested I call it “hacklash.” I’ll take a stab at fleshing out the problem: Again and again we see the media and political establishment, which frequently collude, trying to preempt calls for honesty and accountability by enforcing some elite consensus that’s dismissive of the need to address institutional failures. There’s a dismissal of legitimate concerns, right up until the facts finally overwhelm the preferred narrative and prompt some degree of public outrage. When the public inevitably gets wise, it’s often before the media catch up, but usually too late to have avoided some secondary consequence or disaster.  Each failure leaves the public more distrustful then they were before, and this necessitates even more aggressive attempts to ratchet up the elite consensus. Lather, rinse, repeat. This is basically the story of the Obama presidency, where nearly all of the staggering failures and crises–Ebola, ISIS, Obamacare, Benghazi, et al.–have played out in a similar fashion."
Oof. Perfectly painful.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Admiring Dr. Stella

Instapundit » Blog Archive » I THINK WE SHOULD BE PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO NIGERIAN KNOW-HOW: Ebola crisis: How Nigeria’s Dr Ada…: "I THINK WE SHOULD BE PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO NIGERIAN KNOW-HOW: Ebola crisis: How Nigeria’s Dr Adadevoh fought the virus.
As Nigeria heaves a collective sigh of relief after being declared free of Ebola, one woman is being widely praised for helping to ensure a more devastating outbreak was avoided.

Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh raised a red flag when attending to a Liberian patient at the First Consultant Hospital in Nigeria’s main city, Lagos, in July.

Patrick Sawyer had just flown into the country, already sick – he should never have been allowed on the plane.

Nigeria had never had an Ebola case before so it was an impressive piece of diagnostic work."
I'm pretty sure that our genius Prezzy would call me a racist for admiring the job she did. And I'm also dead certain that most of our country has gone stark raving mad for electing this lunatic.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

James O’Keefe Strikes In CO

James O’Keefe exposes Mark Udall advocates condoning VOTER FRAUD » The Right Scoop -: "James O’Keefe went undercover in Colorado to reveal just how easy it will be to commit voter fraud with their new mail-in ballot system:"

If you think Cory Gardner can win then you are inhaling...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Forever Nessy

BRILLIANT! Bill Whittle explains what socialism and the Loch Ness monster have in common » The Right Scoop -: "In Bill Whittle’s latest Firewall he brilliantly explains what the Loch Ness monster and socialism have in common, or really, why they are the same."

I'm late posting this one. But it's truly one for the ages...

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Reponsive

Is it safe to laugh? | Power Line: "The omniscient Glenn Reynolds picked up the image below from a Twitter feed. If Obama’s own incompetence isn’t making him “seethe,” this photoshopped image just might do it. I’m filing this under Laughter is the Best Medicine. All I can say is thanks, I needed that."

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Zampolit

Belmont Club » Dual Control: "Obama, as per the NYT, is angry.  He feels that his underlings have failed him.  He therefore needs to put someone he can trust, someone who is absolutely loyal, in a position where he can watch over his officers and ensure they carry out his wishes.  That’s why Klain doesn’t need any medical qualifications. His sole necessary qualification is blind loyalty.

There’s nothing unusual about this. In systems with dual control, the political overrides the official.  In the Red Army “the commissar also had the military authority to countermand the unit commander’s orders when required”. That authority was there for a reason: to ensure the primacy of the political. The zampolit‘s job was to make sure everyone knew he had the ear of the Boss; reported only to the Boss and would stop at nothing to protect the Boss.  If that doesn’t describe the role of a political operative, then nothing does."
And BTW, if you haven't noticed, all of Obola's orders are political. And he knows more than the M.D's of course -- there's no job he can't do better than anyone else.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Two Enemies

Moonbattery » Open Thread: "Via Don’t Tread on Me, on a tip from TED."

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Pose Exposed

Moonbattery » Envirokooks Can’t Keep a Toy Inflated Using Energy Sources They Want to Impose on the Rest of Us: "As even ecokooks know perfectly well, the energy sources they champion and use the government to impose are inefficient and unreliable (renewable sources that actually work, like hydroelectric dams, are frowned upon by moonbats). “Renewable energy” is a sanctimonious pose, not a reasonable approach to meeting our energy needs."

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Don't Fly / Fly

Moonbattery » Ebola Could Have Spiced Up 1970s Entertainment: "On tips from Bodhisattva, JusttheTipHQ, and G. Fox. Graphic via Still Evident."

But audiences would never swallow this.
Decline and fall...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Really

The Brimfield Police Department schools the CDC about Ebola: "By the very name of your organization, you folks control diseases. I have to ask a question, and risk sounding argumentative. Here it goes.

You all REALLY could not isolate and control ONE case of Ebola? It was ONE case on U.S. soil. One!! You are the Centers for Disease CONTROL!!! Now, local authorities are being deluged with calls and have to do your work. That is just fine. We are accustomed to it. It is typical federal behavior. Pass the problem downwards, refuse blame and take credit. I have seen it hundreds of times in my career."

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Faster

Encouraging: Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details | Watts Up With That?: "Lockheed Martin aims to develop compact reactor prototype in five years, production unit in 10 Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the world’s insatiable demand for power.

Dubbed the compact fusion reactor (CFR), the device is conceptually safer, cleaner and more powerful than much larger, current nuclear systems that rely on fission, the process of splitting atoms to release energy. Crucially, by being “compact,” Lockheed believes its scalable concept will also be small and practical enough for applications ranging from interplanetary spacecraft and commercial ships to city power stations. It may even revive the concept of large, nuclear-powered aircraft that virtually never require refueling—ideas of which were largely abandoned more than 50 years ago because of the dangers and complexities involved with nuclear fission reactors."

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Is Ebola the Same Virus as the Black Death?

Articles: Is Ebola the Same Virus as the Black Death?: "Most people assume that the fourteenth-century Black Death that quickly ravaged the western world was a bacterial bubonic plague epidemic caused by flea bites and spread by rats. But the Black Death killed a high proportion of Scandinavians where it was too cold for fleas to survive. Biology of Plagues. Evidence from Historical Populations published by Cambridge University Press, analyzed 2,500 years of plagues and concluded that the Black Death was caused by a viral hemorrhagic fever pandemic similar to Ebola. If this is correct, the future medical and economic impacts from Ebola have been vastly underestimated."
Just in case you were getting too comfortable.

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The Cherry On Top: Respirators, Not Facemasks

CIDRAP: "We Believe There Is Scientific Evidence Ebola Has The Potential To Be Airborne" | Zero Hedge: "Who is CIDRAP?  "The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP; "SID-wrap") is a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is part of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota."

The full punchline from the CIDRAP report:
We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks."
And no, U Minn and U Chicago are not radical right wing loony bins. Sorry.  They're about as far from it as you can find.

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This Will Not End Well...

Ace of Spades HQ: "What I see here is a strong suggestion not that the Dallas nurse breached protocol, but that the protocols she followed are flawed and inadequate. Sanjay Gupta dons the protective gear, then takes it off. It's the taking it off part that poses the greatest danger to the health care practitioner, as when she is taking it off, the protective clothing is possibly infected with ebola. Touching one's skin to a smear of ebloa-infected saliva on one's glove, for example, can result in infection. So the trick is to get the clothing off without touching your own skin with any part of the clothing, or the gloves. Gupta smears his gloves and his hospital gown with some chocolate sauce to represent possible ebola contact. The trick is then to get the gear off him without getting any chocolate sauce on his skin. Gupta takes off the clothing following what he says are CDC procedures, and winds up getting chocolate sauce on him."
... and is already going quite badly for nurses in Dallas and Spain.

The *asshat Obola flunky that runs the CDC has now make a half-hearted apology for accusing the nurse of breaching protocol.  How about apologizing for trying to get people killed like bugs while you're at it?

And then there's this little detail:
HEALTH COSTS: Ebola Preparation ‘Will bankrupt my hospital!’ Director Reacts to CDC Prep Call. “Treating one Ebola patient requires, full time, 20 medical staff. Mostly ICU (intensive care unit) people. So that would wipe out an ICU in an average-sized hospital.”
How well do you suppose that will "scale" if the *sshats at the CDC continue to show the stellar competence they have so far?

Oh, and did I forget to mention that Obola already has an Ebola "czar".  So why haven't we heard of her yet?  Well that would be because she is just another corrupt Obola crony who tried to get work on the Ebola treatments cancelled in favor of funding some other Obola crony of course.

What a shock.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

You’re Not A Liberal!

Today’s Video: You’re Not A Liberal! | The Last Refuge: "Today’s Video: You’re Not A Liberal!"

Bill puts it out of the park again...

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You Are Just Water In The Bathtub To Obola

The Enterovirus D68 and President Obama’s Executive Order #13295… | The Last Refuge: "Before continuing let’s recap:  The UAC’s were known to be coming.   The UAC’s were known to carry a risk of introducing uncommon strains of respiratory virus.  And the strain of virus is the same as the EV-D68 currently being dealt with.

Now, remember the “Bathtub Principle”, and place yourself within the administration knowing an influx of Illegal Children were to be expected with a potential virus risk of which would impact U.S. communities."

Remember the stories of sick kids at the illegal alien border holding facilities recently?  If they didn't disperse those sick kids there would be a risk of a disease "hot zone" developing at the border.

Couldn't have that, could we?  Even the supine media might start asking questions.

At best we are being held for ransom by an "elected" criminal conspiracy.  At worst we are inconvenient "bugs" to be stomped out.

If we were lucky we could get this:


Instead, President Obola is busy telling people that "you can't get Ebola sitting next to someone on a bus" at the same time that the CDC is telling people that exhibit Ebola symptoms to "avoid public transportation".

I suspect the only problem here from Obola's perspective is that he wasn't able to quash that advice from the CDC.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

President Obola

Moonbattery » Open Thread: From the comments:

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I Couldn't Be More Shocked

Moonbattery » Obama Regime Scrapped Quarantine Regulations: "This 2010 story is an interesting blast from the past:
The Obama administration has quietly scrapped plans to enact sweeping new federal quarantine regulations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention touted four years ago as critical to protecting Americans from dangerous diseases spread by travelers.

The regulations, proposed in 2005 during the Bush administration amid fears of avian flu, would have given the federal government additional powers to detain sick airline passengers and those exposed to certain diseases. They also would have expanded requirements for airlines to report ill passengers to the CDC and mandated that airlines collect and maintain contact information for fliers in case they later needed to be traced as part of an investigation into an outbreak. …"

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Red Handed

AWESOME: Megyn Kelly Leaves State Dept’s Jen Psaki Speechless After Showing Obama Debate Tape on Troop Withdrawal (Video) | John Hawkins' Right Wing News: "Megyn Kelly pulled out video of President Obama admitting he wanted all the troops out of Iraq, and Jen Psaki couldn’t lie her way out:"

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Friday, October 3, 2014

A Beheading In Oklahoma

[VIDEO] You MUST watch Bill Whittle’s most recent video about a beheading in Oklahoma: "Bill Whittle’s most recent video"

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Last Helicopter Ahoy

neo-neocon » Blog Archive » A heartbreaking message from Iraq: "I wrote “heartbreaking” in the title of this post. But I could just as easily have written “enraging.” This interview with Canon Andrew White, which I watched on “The Kelly File” last night, is both:"

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Listen To Elbert

[VIDEO] The more people who see Elbert Guillory’s latest video, the better: "All we can ask is that as many people as possible share this video through social media. The six degrees of separation that is all social media might just be enough to put Guillory’s words in front of those who need to hear them most: American blacks suffering under the jack-booted rule of Democrat overseers who keep them in servitude so as to harvest their votes."

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Monday, September 29, 2014

The Feudal Eternity

Belmont Club » Dynasty: "Beijing’s behavior not at all unusual in today’s world. In every country and continent the elites seem to prefer Ruling in Hell if the alternative is Serving in Heaven. European and American elites, are just like their Chinese counterparts,  bent on pursuing policies that maximize power at the center rather than the growth, prosperity and security of the whole. Feudalism is back.

The Kings are dead. Long live the Kings."
The eternal lyrics can be found here:
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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The Bookworm Beat (9/29/14)

The Bookworm Beat (9/29/14) — the Illustrated edition, plus a lighthearted video: "The Bookworm Beat"

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Progressivism: A Panorama Of Hoaxes

Instapundit » Blog Archive » DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY: Politico illustrates story about race and the modern GOP with a pict…: "Tom Wolfe once wrote that “the greatest hoax of modern history” occurred when “Russia’s ruling ‘socialist workers party,’ the Communists established themselves as the polar opposites of their two socialist clones, the National Socialist German Workers Party (quicknamed ‘The Nazis’) and Italy’s Marxist-inspired Fascisiti, by branding both as “the fascists,” which quickly led to those two socialist clones as being described, per Stalin’s orders, as “right wing” for the rest of the 20th century with very little pushback from limited-government conservatives and libertarians until recent years. The Democrats’ ongoing efforts to offload their shameful racist past onto the GOP has to run a close second. Don’t let them get away with it."
Or just bullshit hip deep as I prefer to call it...

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Building A Real Consensus

Poll: 72% Do Not Believe Obama's 'No Boots on the Ground' Promise: "A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll finds that, despite President Barack Obama's promises to the contrary, 72% of Americans believe the United States will end up using combat troops in the war against the Islamic State (ISIS)."

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Co-InkyDink (Part 8,948,382)

Another One: Fired OK City Nursing Home Employee Threatened to Behead Co-Worker: "In what the local media is calling "a bizarre coincidence," a fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker was arrested Friday after allegedly threatening to cut a co-worker's head off. "

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Because There Isn't One

National Review Online | Print: "You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one. It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the –Iranian–​Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.

The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s U.S.-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaeda, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaeda.”"
RTWT. Must Reading ^ 3

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There Were Only 40 Thieves

Belmont Club » Poor In a Cave of Wonders: "One commenter on this site recalls that politicians in California were seriously hoping the government would pay for the proposed high-speed train so that taxpayers wouldn’t have to. It’s not as dumb as one might think. That is really the equivalent of being relieved that the $117,000 bill is going to be picked up by the insurance company. That way nobody has to pay for it.

The slums of the 21st century will be — already are — strange things: inhabited by enormously fat people surrounded by a clutter of magic gadgets none of which whose operation they can understand.   They can watch but can’t read. They can eat but unable to get their teeth fixed or unable to hire a skilled workman to fix anything.

We are poor in a cave of wonders. How come this tragedy never befell Ali Baba in the story? Because in the Ali Baba story there were only 40 Thieves."

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Targeting the Constitution

Targeting the Constitution - The Washington Post: "It is now well known that the IRS targeted tea party organizations. What is less well known, but perhaps even more scandalous, is that the IRS also targeted those who would educate their fellow citizens about the United States Constitution.

According to the inspector general’s report (pp. 30 & 38), this particular IRS targeting commenced on Jan. 25, 2012 — the beginning of the election year for President Obama’s second campaign. On that date: “the BOLO [‘be on the lookout’] criteria were again updated.” The revised criteria included “political action type organizations involved in … educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

Grass-roots organizations around the country, such as the Linchpins of Liberty (Tennessee), the Spirit of Freedom Institute (Wyoming), and the Constitutional Organization of Liberty (Pennsylvania), allege that they were singled out for special scrutiny at least in part for their work in constitutional education. There may have been many more."
And the ultimate irony:
“We the People” do not yet know who first decided to target “political action type organizations involved in … educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” But there is at least one person who does know. Ironically, though, Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS, is making full use of her own constitutional education: “I have been advised by my counsel to assert my constitutional right not to testify …. One of the basic functions of the Fifth Amendment is to protect innocent individuals, and that is the protection I’m invoking today.”

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Today's Bookworm Beat Sample

The Bookworm Beat (9/21/14) — Illustrated edition: "I very much enjoy it when complex ideas can be reduced in an intelligent and amusing way to a single sentence or two."

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Must Read: CATALIST

Rule of Law » ‘CATALIST’: Obama’s Database for Fundamentally Transforming America: "The Democrats and the institutional left have a new political tool that allows them virtually to ignore moderates yet still win elections.

This tool, the Catalist database, was employed in the 2012 election. That election defied conventional wisdom: Mitt Romney sought and won independent voters overwhelmingly, but still lost. If you wondered why the conventional wisdom about independents and moderates didn’t seem so wise in 2012, the answer is Catalist."
R. T. W. T.    D. r. o. p.  E. v. e. r. y. t. h. i. n. g.

Is the Democrat party as it exists today compatible with personal privacy?  No -- next question...

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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Ray Rice Thing

Video: Remy solves “the ISIS crisis” as only he can « Hot Air: "While we’re on the subject of funny lines about ISIS, which famous comedian recently said this: “What we didn’t do was predict the will to fight. That’s always a problem.”"

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

War O The Teleprompters

Belmont Club » Myron Vs Atilla: "Productive family-men are the most fearsome army the West has. ‘Myron’ and ‘Hank’ are ultimately more dangerous than the Lenins, Trotskys and Osama bin Ladens. In some fundamental sense, the meek do inherit the earth. When Homer described the Shield of Achilles as a metaphor for the defenses of civilization, most of its five folds consisted of images of productive labor.  Only one consisted of men at arms.

Much has been made of the ‘training’ which is going to be provided to American allies.  But it is also worth asking, what training is Obama providing ISIS by allowing it to ultimately survive, replete with the lessons it will learn? And why is America not rampaging down the productive flank, especially in energy independence?  One possible explanation is that the president, Great Man that is, isn’t aware of the potential of plumbers or drilling or nuclear energy.  For him, the field is still dominated by titans such as himself who will solve everything from the socialist equivalent of a pulpit: the teleprompter.

That’s what the Jihadis think. Too bad they’ve convinced the socialist West that they’re right."
Welcome to the JEF's brave new world of teleprompted beheadings...

... and now you know why he has declared all-out war on us "Myron's".

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Absolutely Brutal

Andrew Klavan gives “microaggression” the politically incorrect treatment it deserves: "Andrew Klavan gives “microaggression” the politically incorrect treatment it deserves"

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9/11/2014: You May Not Be Interested In War...

Ace of Spades HQ: "Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe. ...

They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the Enemy, they must trust and confide in each other, or perish.

They forget, in short, that there has ever been a category of human experience called the Enemy. And that, before 9/11, was what had happened to us. The very concept of the Enemy had been banished from our moral and political vocabulary. An enemy was just a friend we hadn’t done enough for --yet. Or perhaps there had been a misunderstanding, or an oversight on our part --something that we could correct. And this means that that our first task is that we must try to grasp what the concept of the Enemy really means.

The Enemy is someone who is willing to die in order to kill you. And while it is true that the Enemy always hates us for a reason -- it is his reason, and not ours."
... but war is interested in you. -- Leon Trotsky

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TotT

Instapundit » Blog Archive » TWEET OF THE DAY: “If only Roger Goodell…: "TWEET OF THE DAY: “If only Roger Goodell had used some of his $44 million annual salary to hire Lois Lerner, those tapes would’ve been disappeared months ago.”"

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Stuck

Instapundit » Blog Archive » THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Senior Obama official makes terrible geography error. S…: "From the comments: “If you don’t study in college, you may get a job in the Obama Regime talking about the Middle East, working for John Kerry. Which is similar to getting stuck in Iraq, I think.”"

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Leading

Instapundit » Blog Archive » TWEET OF THE DAY. Uh oh. In charge of successfully coordinating a global take-down of the psycho…: "TWEET OF THE DAY. Uh oh."

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Teeing Up A Modest Proposal

How Much Does a Golf Course Cost?: "A more practical budget, however, should be between $6 and $8 million (exclusive of land), as outlined below."
So let's say that the average 18 hole course costs $10 million to build including land. And let's go with an average length of an 18 hole course as being 6,000 yards. 

And lets say we wanted to completely line the U.S-Mexican border (approximately 2,000 miles in length) with golf courses on the U.S. side.

Why?  Stay with me...

So, being generous about topography and allowing the 18th hole for each course to end up back at its own clubhouse, let's say that each course would stretch along 2,000 yards of the border.  So 2,000 miles times 1760 yards per mile is approximately 3.5 million yards.  Divide that by 2,000 yards per course and we come up with the figure of 1,760 golf courses to completely cover the length of the border.

At $10 million to construct each course that comes to $17.6 billion dollars.  Never let it be said that freedom lovers were uniformly against raising taxes -- we would gladly pay more taxes to do this. (Well, OK, I admit this is chump change in the current Federal budget so you've got me there.)

But why do this?

Well the modest condition is that there would be a law passed to go along with it: All current and former Presidents are only allowed to golf on these new courses lining the border.  They can golf as much as they want -- in fact the more the better. And surely 1,760 courses would provide enough variety and challenge -- but only these courses can be used.  And surely the weather should be acceptable pretty much all year around, no?

Oh, and the law will also stipulate that each and every month they have to golf on a course selected by a committee of retired border patrol guards.  Surely that's a small compromise to make for year around mandatory rounds of golf?

It doesn't matter how much Air Force One flights and the Secret Service costs to sustain this -- it would be a bargain at any price, really.

In fact, being the spendthrifts we really are at heart, we'd be happy to throw in an additional $20 billion a year in taxes to improve Presidential security...

And don't forget, W and Slick are "included in" -- no saying no!  The more the merrier even if they somehow end up choosing different courses!

In fact, we should expand our generosity to cover Congress next -- who can possibly object to fist bumps all around?



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Slow Joe Speaks On The Smoldering Ruins O Democrat Destroyed Detroit And Proclaims Unions To Be The Source Of Our Rights

VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day - Fox 2 News Headlines: "The vice president's speech helped kick off the start of the Detroit Labor Day parade. This is the second time Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.

Biden spoke about the power of the union and how the union really is the reason why many of us have rights. He also stressed the importance of all Americans sticking together and, if we do that, how we will succeed. He believes if the middle class does well, so will everyone else.

"The American people have not stopped dreaming. The American people have not walked away from what they believe they are entitles to. Just give them a chance! No hand out - just give them a chance!" Biden said.

Biden left his supporters with the reassurance that America should not give up and that we are coming back. "
He's both slow and corrupt. Just like the rest of the political class.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Boys With The Funny Hats

Belmont Club » Rotherham, England: "It is about fascism: about aspiring tyrants with impeccable double-barreled Anglo-Saxon names, wearing fashionable dress nightly luring a passive population into the chute of slavery with dulcet tones over national TV.  And if you don’t listen to them, then you’ll heed the boys with the funny hats."

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

He Doesn't Really Mean That?

Bookworm Room – Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.: "Pictures"

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Competitive Disadvantage

Ace of Spades HQ: "When people say "That can't be done," what they usually mean is I don't want you to do that because it will put me at a competitive disadvantage. Obviously the American Left screamed that we could never intercept ICBMs out of a desire to not disadvantage their Soviet confreres. But of course people say this in real life, too, that you can't do this, that doing that is impossible, that you should just give up. What they're saying is that they're afraid you'll fail, but what they're feeling is fear that you'll succeed."

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Winston Smith, Call Your Office

Moonbattery » Obama Vows to Stay on Course: The Golf Course, That Is: "The headline was taken from the New York Times, via Breitbart. Unlike Obama, his enablers at the Slimes are somewhat aware of the impression being made. They put Winston Smith to work in his old capacity at the Ministry of Truth and changed this…"

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gun Control in the Third Reich

Stephen Halbrook on His New Book "Gun Control in the Third Reich" - YouTube: "Cam Edwards talks to Stephen Halbrook, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, about his new book "Gun Control in the Third Reich""

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Mental Illness In "One" Cartoon

The Week in Pictures: Junior Varsity Blues Edition | Power Line: "Nothing speaks confidence and clarity like having the President refer to the surging ISIS battalions in the Middle East as the “JV team,” while your special forces—our varsity squad—are unable to rescue American hostages."

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Friday, August 22, 2014

He's Absolutely Right -- But He Might As Well Wait For Hell To Freeze Over...

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Eric Holder Needs to Apologize to Cops | National Review Online: "Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff."

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

True Psychopaths

Ace of Spades HQ: "In previous wars, America has demonized its opponents, claiming they've committed unspeakable atrocities. (It's an odd and disturbing fact that America never accused the Nazis of the Holocaust until after the war had been won, for fear of making it seem like a "War for Jews.")

As far as I know this is the first war where our enemies are so demonic that they proudly walk up to the camera and commit their atrocities as a commercial advertisement.

Even the Nazis exterminated the Jews in relative secret. (Not to claim that Germans didn't know something bad was going on -- just to say that even the Nazis realized such barbarity could not be carried out in the open.)

These people are true psychopaths."
And large numbers of Democrats support it. Just like many did the Soviets. Who killed even more people than the Nazis.

And as Ace also said: "I am not attempting to diminish the evil of the Nazis."

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Robin Williams on Jihad

Robin Williams on Jihad: "I’d actually heard some of these jokes before, but he dresses them up wonderfully. God bless him, especially for the PC riff at the end."

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Income Redistribution

The Bookworm Beat — August 15 Friday wrap-up (and, of course, Open Thread): "Andrew Klavan offers a user-friendly explanation of “income redistribution” (which our Marxist, Muslim president thinks is a good thing):"

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Playing Through

The view from Martha’s Vineyard [Darleen Click] | protein wisdom: "“I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation,” director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill."

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Terrible Disease

Moonbattery » Separated at Birth?: "One is a terrible disease that causes precipitous decline and death. The other is the Ebola virus:"
Any questions?

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

COTD

The McDonnells and Our Increasingly Insane Political Class | National Review Online: AT • 4 hours ago

Surprisingly, the average citizen can't seem to understand that Democratic governance is about keeping your most dangerous sociopaths occupied and in plain view where they can do the least damage.
Unfortunately, the sheeping of the electorate and new technology (NSA) has sent us past the point of no recovery...

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Friday, August 1, 2014

How This Will Be Decided...

Former Senator Says Huge Breakthrough Is Coming With Classified 9/11 Information | TheBlaze.com: "Graham said the third issue is what most people refer to as the “Sarasota case,” the Florida city where three of the hijackers did flight training.

“There is strong suspicion that they had close relationships with a prominent Saudi family living in Sarasota, the family which approximately two weeks before 9/11 — under what has been described by law enforcement as ‘urgent conditions’ — left their home and returned to Saudi Arabia,” Graham said.

Graham said that raised the question of, “Were they tipped off to what was about to happen?” Now, he says, investigators may finally get an answer, because 80,000 pages of information the FBI had previously withheld about the Sarasota case have been turned over to the courts, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Graham believes all three of these fronts: the 28 pages, the New York litigation, and the Sarasota case, will soon lead to fuller disclosure of 9/11 information for the American people."
... will be politically by Obama as all decisions he makes. The calculus will be driven by whether it torpedoes Hillary vs how much the Clinton's have bribed him. If the damage would have been just to Bush then it would all have been released already...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mental Illness Visualized

protein wisdom | …because not just anybody can summarize the news: "Human shields [Darleen Click]"

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Living Near Palestinians

Moonbattery » Living Near Palestinians: "Since we won’t get anything but malevolent lies from the liberal-run media, let’s ask someone who actually knows what it is like living next door to the oppressed brown-skinned urchins we support with our tax dollars in Gaza:"

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hitler’s Long Shadow over Israel

“Hitler’s Long Shadow over Israel” | protein wisdom: "The continuity is striking.  Reich set the Brothers up with a printing  press and fake photos of alleged torture of Arabs by Jews — just as today, Iranian, Egyptian, and Palestinian state TV broadcasts dramatizations of  Jews stealing Arabs’ eyeballs and killing Arab children to use their blood in matzoh.  Organizing in mosques, schools, and workplaces with Hitler’s funds, the Brothers spread lies that Jews planned to destroy the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and trample on the Koran — the same exact lies Yasser Arafat used to launch the second intifada.  On the Ramadan after 9/11, Egyptian President Mubarak launched a 41-week dramatization of that Nazi favorite, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, in an emotional call for genocide against the world’s Jews.

Hitler has never left the Middle East.  For almost 70 years, the Arab world has been pickled in Nazi Jew-hatred.  In the words of Matthias Kuntzel, author of Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11, “[i]f there is one theme … which unites Islamists, Liberals, Nasserites and Marxists, it is the collective fantasy of the common enemy in the shape of Israel and the Jews, which almost always correlates with the wish to destroy Israel.”  Jew-hatred is indispensible to Arab leaders, from Egypt to Saudi Arabia to Iran to the Palestinian Authority, in their fight against democratic Western values."

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Imagine If You Will...

Moonbattery » Open Thread: "Via Grouchy Old Cripple, on a tip from TED."

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Speak-o: Fooling The Ignorant

Hilarious Fail of the Week: Gruber Claims It Was a “Speak-O!” | Power Line: "Also, per Glenn Reynolds, a second recording has emerged of Gruber saying the same thing on a different occasion. Another speak-o!

Like so many things that liberals say, Gruber’s denial is not intended to persuade the intelligent, but rather to fool the ignorant.

But I want to make a broader point about the claim, advanced by large numbers of Democrats, that the operative language of the ACA–”established by the State under section 1311″–was a “typo.” This assertion is ridiculous on its face. If the statute was printed and came out looking like this–”established by the Stat under section 1311″–that would be a typo, and a court would read “state” for “stat.” But the absence of any reference to a federally-established exchange, while it could be a mistake, is not a typo."

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Foreign Country

Belmont Club » The Blindfolds of the West: "LP Hartley opened his novel, The Go-Between with what is perhaps the most famous literary line of the 20th century. “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”  But it was also a very English line with all the limitations of insularity. For it seems that in much of the world beyond Brighton Beach the only homeland is the past. It is the present that is a foreign country.

Under the veneer of modernity, the same old hatreds, passions and greed still govern the world. They still dominate human imaginations. The earth turns, unchanged in its essentials from time immemorial, misunderstood only by the West, which in insists on seeing it à la mode — according to the current style or fashion.  As for the rest, they see it as it is, or at least as they think it is; so hand over that box of cartridges, it’s still the same old story, as time goes by."
Another RTWT from Wretchard...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Germany 1938

Germany 1938 France 2014 [Darleen Click] | protein wisdom: "Germany 1938 France 2014"

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Before Candles

Instapundit » Blog Archive » SEEN ON FACEBOOK: “What did socialists use before candles? Electricity.”: "SEEN ON FACEBOOK: “What did socialists use before candles? Electricity.”"

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Surrender

Moonbattery » White Flags Over Brooklyn Bridge: "The incidents that are most emblematic of an age may hardly be noticed at the time. This story may not make much of a splash, but looking back, people might remember it as the quintessence of America under Obama:
In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said.

The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers."

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Friday, July 18, 2014

An Exception That Proves The Rule

Angelina Jolie 'hates' President Barack Obama: 'She thinks he is really a socialist in disguise' - NY Daily News: "Angelina Jolie isn't happy with the state of politics today … and that includes President Barack Obama. "She hates him," a source close to the actress said in the latest issue of Us Weekly magazine. "She's into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise." Despite her displeasure with the leader of the Democrats, the 34-year-old actress is reportedly not a Republican like her father, actor Jon Voight. Jolie, who has been a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador since 2001, is said to think the President is all "smoke and mirrors.""
Of course, it probably takes having Jon Voight -- an exception himself -- as her Dad for something like this to happen.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Also Currently Out Connecting With Americans...

David Burge (iowahawkblog) on Twitter: "David Burge @iowahawkblog  ·  11h
Come back Nero, all is forgiven

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President currently out connecting with regular Americans. Also currently out connecting with regular Americans: SAM missiles.

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Unbelievable. Have a good laugh, Obamoron...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coverup

Instapundit » Blog Archive » MORE CONVENIENTLY DISAPPEARING DATA: “Recycled” hard drive at the FEC too? “A probe into Hatch…: "JULY 15, 2014

MORE CONVENIENTLY DISAPPEARING DATA: “Recycled” hard drive at the FEC too? “A probe into Hatch Act violations at the Federal Election Commission ran aground when the electronic communications of the suspect — a former colleague of Lois Lerner — had her computer hard drive ‘recycled.’ Sound familiar?”

It’s a coverup. And what they’re covering up is a conspiracy to destroy political opposition, one that goes all the way to the White House. That’s the only reasonable inference from this chain of events."

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Monday, July 14, 2014

A Comment On "Daniel Hannan Nails It"

‘Socialism in one image’: Daniel Hannan nails it [pics] | Twitchy:

@DanHannanMEP @GABaines #Socialists #Labour - people who dream of their boot on your neck from the fatherless cradle to the childless grave
2:45 PM - 14 Jul 2014

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QoTD: Bingo

Ace of Spades HQ: "Quote of the Day

"Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set up Israel there."

-- Dennis Miller in his "Big Speech" show."
And don't forget the modern Kristallnacht starting all over again in France...

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Aiding Human Traffickers Is Apparently Not An Impeachable Offense

Human Traffickers Are Asking HHS for Immigrant Children | National Review Online: "Individuals associated with human trafficking organizations are asking Health and Human Services officials to hand over the children who have immigrated to the United States during the recent border surge, according to a congressman who toured a facility where the children are being housed.

HHS is trying to release the children to sponsors in the United States, but those sponsors aren’t always parents. “There have been cases of people who have attempted to be sponsors actually being identified as associated with trafficking organizations,” Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla) told National Review Online after visiting a housing facility at Fort Sill.  "
And that would be both aiding their initial business and then turning a blind eye while they're sold into what is effectively slavery.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bill Whittle: Where Do You Live Mark Zuckerberg?

Bill Whittle: Where Do You Live Mark Zuckerberg?: "The crisis on the Mexican border is worsening by the hour. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle hammers home three devastating points regarding the dangerous legal precedents, the morally gray areas, and the hypocritical pose of unearned moral superiority on the part of those proposing amnesty and open borders."

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

COTD: What They Really, Really Don't Want The Deltas To Understand

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are - The Washington Post: "Offshore wind 9:12 PM MDT
Bingo. Here's the coda from Patrick Henry.  

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.""

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Inside The Fireworks

Ace of Spades HQ: "We all know what a fireworks show looks like from the outside, from the ground. But this clever guy sent up his aerial drone to film the show from the sky, from within it. It's just about the neatest thing you'll see this summer."

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Some Fireworks For The 4th: When a Fly Falls into a Cup of Coffee...

When a Fly Falls into a Cup of Coffee: International Style | Augean Stables: "WHEN A FLY FALLS INTO A CUP OF COFFEE 

The Italian – throws the cup, breaks it and walks away in a fit of rage.

The German – carefully washes the cup, sterilizes it and makes a new cup of coffee.

The Frenchman – takes out the fly and drinks the coffee.

The Chinese  -  eats the fly and throws away the coffee.

The Russian  -  drinks the coffee with the fly, since it came with no extra charge.

The Israeli  -  sells the coffee to the Frenchman, sells the fly to the Chinese, sells the cup to the Italian, drinks a cup of tea and uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling into coffee. 
The Palestinian – blames the Israeli for the fly falling into his coffee, protests the act to the UN as an act of aggression, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, Frenchman, Chinese, German and Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that he should give his cup of tea to the Palestinian."
Perfect.

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Escape From Socialist Venezuela

One Journalist's Decision to Escape From Socialist Venezuela: "In a piece published in the Washington Post, former Venezuelan journalist Rafael Osío Cabrices describes his decision to leave the country with his family and become an immigrant in another land.
We were proud of the job we were doing as journalists, writing about the problems our country was facing and possible ways to solve them. We wanted to help our society to go back to the path to democracy, interrupted in 1998 by the return of army men to power, with the election of Chávez, a career military officer, who had failed to take over the government in a bloody putsch just six years before.

But the majority of our fellow Venezuelans had other plans. In 2009, when Chávez obtained the popular support to reform the constitution in order to rule forever, my wife and I accepted that we wouldn’t be able to live under an elected dictatorship, a government that also would be unable to stop the inflation and crime rates that now are among the highest in the world. As newspapers were being whittled down and journalists feared speaking against the regime, it became virtually impossible to do the work my wife and I were trained to do.
Cabrices and his family decide to move to Canada because it is easier, as a professional journalist, to get a visa there than in the U.S. However his first stop was in Florida where he awaited final word on his Canadian visa. Compared to life in Venezuela, Florida is a different world.
Even if we were (and still are) terrified about burning through our savings, Weston reminded us that another life, a good life, is possible. The first days there, my wife used to stand in front of the supermarket cases full of brands of yogurt, stressed out by her inability to decide which one to choose. For months, finding any yogurt in Venezuela had been an epic achievement.
Lest you think he is exaggerating, today I came across this video clip which shows what it is like to shop in a Venezuelan supermarket. You don't need to watch all 7 minutes (or understand what the videographer is saying) just look at the rows and rows of empty shelves."

So how about all of O Duce's denunciations of Maduro, huh?  All over the evening news, right?

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Why would he denounce something he's working on bringing to your household?

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