The Bookworm Beat 3-29-15 — the illustrated edition and open thread: "Caped Crusader does it again! "
Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Reasons Why Democrats Are the Party of Slavery and Victimization | ZoNation - YouTube: "The Reasons Why Democrats Are the Party of Slavery and Victimization | ZoNation"
Posted by Bob at 9:47 PM
Ace of Spades HQ: "Richard Engel: US Allies in Gulf Won't Tell Obama Anything Because They Believe That Obama Is Leaking Secret Information to Iran to Kiss Up To Them Deranged.
And I don't mean Engel or the Saudis. I mean Obama.
The Saudis began operations in Yemen without informing the US -- a hitherto unlikely scenario.
But they kept the operation a secret.
Because they think Obama is so determined to make kissy-face with Iran that he would have leaked their battle plans directly to their enemy.
They no longer consider the US "reliable.""
Posted by Bob at 12:02 PM
Ace of Spades HQ: "Interesting review of the book Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy.
There's a statistic that surfaces early in...Ghettoside that should catch your attention: black men compose about 6% of the country's population, yet they are the victim in nearly 40% of homicides. And who's killing those black men? The answer is most often other black men. Leovy...explores the culture of black violence, specifically in South Central LA, describing a world that seems to exist hermetically sealed off from the rest of the city. With nearly zero mobility and little policing, the people of South Central are left to fend for themselves - further amplifying the devastating drumbeat of gangs and violence.The reviewer notes that "Poverty deserves less blame" and "The US has long failed to punish blacks who kill blacks". This last bit brought on this one-star review on Amazon:"
I can tell you from firsthand experience..that the blame for the inability to catch and convict violent criminals in predominantly black neighborhoods falls on the residents of those neighborhoods themselves. The culture of "stop snitching" means that people...who are literally shot point blank in the face by someone who they know from their neighborhood and survive, refuse to testify against that very person, and when forced onto the witness stand, lie and say that the person on trial is not the person who shot them. By the way, in the case I am talking about..there were at least 10 other people who witnessed the perpetrator shoot this person in the face, and not a single one voluntarily came forward.So it looks like there's some sort of chicken-or-egg problem here. Crappy policing vs. the "no snitch" culture. Did the former produce the latter or did the latter produce the former? Or is there a third phenomenon that caused both?
I think the cop and detective shows on TV give the impression that murders are solved by forensic evidence acquired by sharp-eyed detectives combined with clever deductive reasoning, when in reality, most murders are solved by the police acting on information provided to them by informants, AKA "snitches". So when that source of information dries up, murders don't get solved.
Posted by Bob at 11:55 AM
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Instapundit » Blog Archive » TWEET OF THE WEEK: “Voting should be mandatory, says guy who missed over 300 roll call votes in his…: "TWEET OF THE WEEK: “Voting should be mandatory, says guy who missed over 300 roll call votes in his 4 years in the Senate.”"What should the punishment be for missing a vote? You can't run for office? That would work for me.
Posted by Bob at 8:13 PM
The Israel Project: "The Israel Project We've seen horrible videos of harassment when a girl walks through Manhattan or a Jew walks through Paris — but what about a Christian walking through an Israeli city? The response will leave you amazed. Imagine what would happen anywhere else in the Middle East. Fight anti-Israel hate at www.PeaceNotHate.com Thanks to Christian Empowerment Forum"
Posted by Bob at 8:10 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Smart power: US evacuating 100 commandos from Yemen air base after AQ captures nearby town « Hot Air: "Well obviously this is Bush’ fault because he didn’t defeat Al Qaeda.
“We’ve defeated Al Qaeda” – Barack Obama
Well obviously this is Bush’ fault because he created ISIS
“ISIS is a JV team” – Barack Obama
“Hear that” BAM BAM BAM “That was my skull” – Sean Penn.
Oh and they’re not running because they’re in danger – Obama’s ordering them out because he can’t bury stories of dead soldiers. Too bad about the Yemen people though… it’s all Bush’ fault.
Skywise on March 21, 2015 at 2:48 PM"
Posted by Bob at 10:57 PM
[VIDEO] Bill Whittle on the rot at the heart of American politics: "At least in the old days, members of the nobility could convince themselves that their blue blood meant being above the law. Nowadays, though, American politicians truly seem to believe that getting elected is carte blanche for white-collar crime and political malfeasance. And while it’s true that Republicans are less likely to commit these crimes (in part because Democrats are more likely to prosecute them in politically inspired witch hunts), the fact is that they all do it."
Posted by Bob at 10:38 PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Instapundit » Blog Archive » BLASPHEMY: Why Doesn’t Ireland Have Snakes? It ain’t because of Saint Patrick. This piece of …: "Swen Swenson St. Patrick may not have rid Ireland of snakes, but he did get rid of the Norwegians. During the potato famine starving Norwegians moved into the sea caves along the coast of Ireland and raided the Irish gardens at night, nearly driving them to starvation. They pled with St. Patrick to do something so he called all the Norwegians together and told them to go to hell.
Which is why they all live in Minnesota today...."
Posted by Bob at 8:28 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Instapundit » Blog Archive » 21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: “Trans Men” Hopping Mad That Feminists Are Focusing on Abortion Rights …: "21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: “Trans Men” Hopping Mad That Feminists Are Focusing on Abortion Rights for “Women.” People act like this is new, but it goes back a long way."
Posted by Bob at 7:24 AM
Friday, March 13, 2015
Meet DC Matic: The Only Hillary-Approved Email Server | Zero Hedge: "Do you run a government agency but hate complying with the law? Then you need DC Matic, the Hillary Clinton-approved email server!"
Posted by Bob at 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Fallout: Saudis score nuclear deal with South Korea as Obama appeases Iran « Hot Air: "Didn’t see this coming…./
It won’t be long before we will have some real Global Warming… Followed by some real Global cooling…
Electrongod on March 12, 2015 at 10:44 AM"
Posted by Bob at 12:43 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ace of Spades HQ: "Quote of the Day I
And note: A couple of weeks ago, it was beyond the pale of decency to ask if Obama loves America, but today it's fine to call 47 Republican senators traitors.-- Insty
And as for the people in the comments who say that libertarians like me, Eugene Volokh, and FIRE shouldn't be defending these students: If you only defend speech you agree with, you're not a free speech advocate, you're just a partisan hack.-- Insty on the expulsion from of the SAE students"
Posted by Bob at 9:38 PM
Monday, March 9, 2015
Bookworm Room – Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.: "The Bookworm Beat 3-8-15 — the illustrated edition and open thread"
Posted by Bob at 7:48 PM