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


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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