Thursday, October 30, 2014
“She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth,” msn.com reports. ‘Together, we can win elections,’ the former Arizona congresswoman tells her Seattle audience before starting to stumble. After a moment of confused silence, an aide whispers the next line, and Giffords continues the broken sentence: ‘… change our laws.'” The rest of the article focuses on the fact that Giffords and her anti-gun group Americans for Responsible Solutions are fighting a losing battle for gun control. But here’s the main question raised by this piece . . .
Is ANY of this Giffords’ idea? The fact that the brain-damaged Congresswoman can’t make it through a 64-word speech she’s delivered countless times indicates either extreme fatigue or ongoing cognition problems or both. I reckon she’s being pushed beyond her mental and physical limits by her “team.” You know. “For the children.”
Here’s my idea: how about Giffords’ “handlers” and her hubby just back the F off and let the wounded Congresswoman rest, recuperate and retire? Not gonna happen. Giffords is the literal embodiment of the bloody shirt anti-gunners wave – without shame – to further their civilian disarmament agenda. And they call us cynical.
Monday, October 27, 2014
BOHICA! Remember the post about voter fraud in AZ and in IL?
Here it is:
Those pesky calibration problems with voting machines seems to be going viral. Now the voting machines in MD will only vote for DEMS.
Here is link to the latest voting Obamination: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/27/calibration-issue-pops-up-on-maryland-voting-machines/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fmost-popular+(Internal+-+Most+Popular+Content)
Open to jihadists.
Open to drug dealers.
Open to gun-runners.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday.
There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration.
IRS? “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” he thundered in May 2013 when the story broke of the agency targeting conservative groups. “I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS.”
Except that within nine months, Obama had grown far more tolerant, retroactively declaring this to be a phony scandal without “a smidgen of corruption.”
Obamacare rollout? “Nobody is more frustrated by that than I am,” said an aggrieved Obama about the botching of the central element of his signature legislative achievement. “Nobody is madder than me.”
Veterans Affairs scandal? Presidential chief of staff Denis McDonough explained: “Secretary [Eric] Shinseki said yesterday … that he’s mad as hell and the president is madder than hell.” A nice touch – taking anger to the next level.
The president himself declared: “I will not stand for it.” But since the administration itself said the problem was long-standing, indeed predating Obama, this means he had stood for it for five and a half years.
The one scandal where you could credit the president with genuine anger and obliviousness involves the recent breaches of White House Secret Service protection. The Washington Post described the first lady and president as “angry and upset,” and no doubt they were. But the first Secret Service scandal – the hookers of Cartagena – evinced this from the president: “If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I’ll be angry.” An innovation in ostentatious distancing: future conditional indignation.
These shows of calculated outrage – and thus distance – are becoming not just unconvincing but unamusing. In our system, the president is both head of state and head of government. Obama seems to enjoy the monarchial parts, but when it comes to the actual business of running government, he shows little interest and even less aptitude.
His principal job, after all, is to administer the government and to get the right people to do it. (That’s why we typically send governors rather than senators to the White House.) That’s called management. Obama had never managed anything before running for the biggest management job on Earth. It shows.
What makes the problem even more acute is that Obama represents not just the party of government but a grandiose conception of government as the prime mover of social and economic life. The very theme of his presidency is that government can and should be trusted to do great things. And therefore society should be prepared to hand over large chunks of its operations – from health care (one-sixth of the economy) to carbon regulation down to free contraception – to the central administrative state.
But this presupposes a Leviathan not just benign but competent. When it then turns out that vast, faceless bureaucracies tend to be incapable, inadequate, hopelessly inefficient and often corrupt, Obama resorts to expressions of angry surprise.
He must. He’s not simply protecting his own political fortunes. He’s trying to protect faith in the entitlement state by portraying its repeated failures as shocking anomalies.
Unfortunately, the pretense has the opposite effect. It produces not reassurance but anxiety. Obama’s determined detachment conveys the feeling that nobody’s home. No one leading. Not even from behind.
A poll conducted two weeks ago showed that 64 percent of likely voters (in competitive races) think that “things in the U.S. feel like they are out of control.” This is one degree of anxiety beyond thinking the country is on the wrong track. That’s been negative for years, and it’s a reflection of failed policies that in principle can be changed. Regaining control, on the other hand, is a far dicier proposition.
With events in the saddle and a sense of disorder growing – the summer border crisis, Ferguson, the rise of the Islamic State, Ebola – the nation expects from the White House not miracles but competence. At a minimum, mere presence. An observer presidency with its bewildered-bystander pose only adds to the unease.
Charles Krauthammer is a columnist for the Washington Post. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derek Jeter recently hit his last home run. The baseball bat he used will become a piece of famous sports history. People will travel from everywhere to see it and take pictures of their children standing next to it. Now, how about that same sporting equipment used in Joe Pesci’s last scene in Casino? Or by Robert DeNiro in The Untouchables?
(go ahead - Google "Joe Pesci Beatdown - Casino" even for me it is a bit too gruesome to post here.)
Doesn’t quite have the same feel, does it? Baseball bats are used quite often to bludgeon a victim to death, but we would look foolish if we called them “weapons” when we them on display at Walmart. Why? Because more bats are swung at baseballs than people, despite their origin as one of mankind’s first weapons, the club.
Similarly, the first use of a self-powered vehicle was to move artillery. In light of the tens of thousands of deaths by automobile, are they weapons or vehicles?
Firearms were originally designed as a battle implement. Their first purpose was to inflict human casualties; there is no argument to that fact. Today that is simply not the case - the vast majority of ammunition is produced and fired peacefully at paper targets. It is almost always incorrect to call pistols, rifles, and shotgun “weapons.”
So, why do some people insist on calling all firearms “weapons” in any situation? The answer is simple: Brainwashing.
Fear sells newspapers and keeps attention. This comes from our primal need to survive. On the 6 o’clock news, we all keep track of the Ebola virus. We want to know if it’s close to us. Some might tune out for sports and weather, but we will all have a universal interest in staying alive. Media knows that, so they provoke that emotional reaction the most natural and effective way possible–by implementing fear.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Maricopa County GOP chairman provided the Arizona Daily Independent with the following account of what happened during the Aug. 26 primary election cycle:
“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.
Guy: “What’s your problem?”LaFaro said he later submitted a public information request and obtained this surveillance video from 12:30- 1:30 on Aug. 25 (audio unavailable):
LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”
Guy: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”
LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”
Guy: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”
LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”
Guy: “Go f*** yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”
LaFaro said it all happened as he was working with the elections staff during early ballots processing. The team in charge of processing the ballots got “way ahead” so the information systems coordinator convened an extended lunch period from 11:30- 1:00 p.m.
It was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was caught on tape stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” He said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”
“America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote,” LaFaro said, the Daily Independent reported. ”I’m sad to say not anymore.”
On its website, Citizens for a Better Arizona says it is an “outgrowth of the grassroots movement that led to the historic recall of former [Republican] President of the Senate Russell Pearce.” The group is ”committed to improving the quality of life of all Arizonans – better schools, better health care, better jobs, better government and a better, more civil tone of respect and decency.”
Here in the NorthLeft state of Washington, all voting is done by mail-in ballots. The last few gubernatorial elections demonstrated clearly that Josef Stalin's observation about the election process hit the the nail square on the head - with a hammer and sickle.
Anyone with a pencil can vote as often as they choose with the only repercussions being those that will be a normal part of life in a big-government socialist state.
Here's another one.
Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent
October 21, 2014
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.
“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race. It is unknown if the machine in question (#008958) has been removed from service or is still in operation.
“Clearly, I am concerned that citizens will be unable to vote for the candidate of their choice, especially if they are in a hurry and do not double check their ballot,” added Moynihan. “I cannot say whether or not this was intentional, but Cook County voters deserve better and should not have their right to vote suppressed.”
The 56th District covers portions of Schaumburg, Bartlett, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Roselle.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
On second thought, forget the Lawyers and send more guns - better yet nukes.
Saddam's bunker of WMDs about to be unleashed.
|Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto Us|
Former Marine Joshua Hartley believes a secret bunker in Iraq held chemical and biological weapons. He told FoxNews.com about his platoon finding unspent shells that he said contained chemical weapons.
The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragon’s Egg.
|Marine that discovered WMD Chemical Warheads in IRAQ|
Although the Americans assigned to the Al Muthanna facility until 2008 were forbidden by superiors from peering inside the bunker, they knew the larger complex’s history. From 1983 to 1990, the brutal dictator’s scientists worked there, developing mustard, sarin, VX and Tabun gases for use on Iranian soldiers and Iraqi Kurds. And although it was under the control of U.S. and Iraqi military forces for most of the last decade, the entire facility - and whatever it held - is now firmly in the grasp of the Islamic State, the terrorist army that has claimed a vast swath of Iraq and Syria and allegedly used chemical weapons against Kurds this summer.
The X-shaped bunker, encased in cement and shrouded in mystery, was one of two that were handled differently from the many other bunkers that made up the facility, according to Lt. Joshua Hartley, who was stationed there in 2008. It was off-limits.
“We were made aware of a particular bunker on the north side [of Al Muthanna] which we were informed was sealed and remotely monitored,” Hartley, who served in the weapons company of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, told FoxNews.com. “We were not to approach, and definitely not to attempt to enter.”
An Iraqi Army outpost was positioned immediately next to the Dragon’s Egg bunker, which was under constant observation. It was an open secret that the bunker contained vast amounts of Hussein’s most dangerous nerve agents, according to Hartley.
“We were not to approach, and definitely not to attempt to enter.”
“We became aware that there were two particular bunkers - one of which had reportedly been sealed up some time before - that held potentially devastating contents,” said Hartley, who went on to serve in Afghanistan and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged from the military. The Georgia native now lives in New York.
On Nov. 2, 2008, the Iraqi troops guarding the Dragon’s Egg were suddenly pulled from the outpost. Hartley’s platoon was ordered to clear the compound and members found 40 shells simply lying around outside of the bunker. They alerted superiors, but as they waited for specialized chemical weapons disposal units to arrive, Hartley recalled, one Marine “picked [a shell] up and could literally hear the liquid sloshing around inside of it.”
Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin Fanning, who served in Hartley’s platoon and corroborated the account, described other ominous discoveries made by the Marines as they cleared the area around the top-secret bunker.
“When we began searching, we discovered a huge stockpile of 105-millimeter artillery shells that were filled with mustard gas,” Fanning told FoxNews.com. “I have always wondered why it never became big news, as well as other incidents. I never doubted the existence of chemical and biological weapons in Iraq.”
Hartley went on to serve in Afghanistan and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged from the military.
Their account was similar to a separate one reported by The New York Times earlier this week, in which U.S. service members guarding Al Muthanna said a toxic agent used in mustard gas leaked out of a shell when a soldier picked it up. According to the Times, more than a dozen U.S. soldiers were injured by chemical weapons but the incidents were not made public.
Gen. Jack Kean, chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, former Army vice-chief of staff and a Fox News contributor, told Fox News’ ‘The Kelly File’ on Wednesday that it was known in high military circles that Hussein’s old weaponry was still around, although it was believed to be in poor condition.
“It was common knowledge in the chain of command that these storage sites existed and occasionally our soldiers would ‘bang into these things,’” Kean said.
Al Muthanna was known to be the nerve center of Hussein’s chemical weapons program, which was reportedly aided by western nations long before Operation Desert Storm. An October, 2000, report by the Federation of American Scientists identified it as a testing ground for Anthrax and Ricin. Although the chaos following the fall of Hussein in 2003 would seem to have made it essential that the secret bunker known as Dragon’s Egg be de-commissioned by specially-trained chemical weapons experts, it wasn’t until much later that international leaders took up the issue, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Discussions were held in November 2011, hosted by the U.S. in Aberdeen, Maryland, with 38 experts from around the world.
“All experts present during the roundtable agreed that bunker 13 at Al Muthanna represents a special case and that an entry into the bunker would expose personnel to explosive, chemical, and physical hazards,” the OPCW reported. “The potential for an explosion occurring is the most serious factor due to the presence of scattered fuses and warhead components.”
It is believed that the “bunker 13” referenced at the meeting is the one Hartley and his men called Dragon’s Egg.
A U.S. State Department report last February indicated that administration officials were fully aware of the potentially huge dangers the bunker and another one like it at Al Muthanna presented.
“The [Chemical Weapons] destruction plan is dependent on the assessment of the contents of the [Chemical Weapons Storage Facilities], bunkers 13 and 41 at Al Muthanna,” the State Department reported. But efforts to neutralize the bunkers appear not to have been carried out, and now Kean and Hartley fear it could be too late. Al Muthanna was overrun by Islamic State militants in July.
“Frankly, the weapons could be used by ISIS,” Kean said. “Our troops’ mission was not to clean this up; that was something the Iraqis were supposed to do, and obviously they didn’t do a very good job of it,” the general added. “I know from talking to people who were involved, that the Sunni insurgents used some of these weapons as IED’s against us.”
With reports that Islamic State fighters may have used chemical weapons to attack the Syrian city of Kobani earlier this summer, Hartley also wonders if the contents of the mysterious bunker known as Dragon’s Egg have been unleashed.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Is anyone surprised that even more stooges in Dallas have been infected with Ebola?
The CDC said it could not happen, and would not happen.
President Obama said Ebola would never reach our shores.
They said not to worry.
As a matter of course, if the Obama Administration says "Don't Worry" the opposite action is much more appropriate.
The Liberian Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was left in an open area of the emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation's largest nurses' union.
Public-health authorities are raising more questions about whether American hospitals and their staffs are adequately prepared to contain the virus.
Ebola victims are rapidly growing in number and flying around the country with reckless abandon (not to mention strolling about on the streets shopping for lunch), therefore the following image is submitted for your consideration.
|When the shit hits the fan it's time to replace the |
Here is the scoop:
A second Dallas nurse who became infected with the Ebola virus while caring for a dying patient took a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas-Fort Worth on Oct. 13, just one day before she reported developing symptoms of infection, U.S. and airline officials said Wednesday.
The nurse has been identified as Amber Vinson, one of her relatives said Wednesday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the airline said they are reaching out to all 132 passengers who were aboard the flight. The CDC said in a statement the nurse showed no symptoms during the flight, according to crew members.
The CDC is urging all passengers from the flight to call a toll-free hotline 1 800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).
In Dallas, the nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, who cared for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, was immediately isolated after reporting a fever Tuesday, the state health department said.
She lives alone and has no pets, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at an early morning news conference Wednesday.
"Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored," the hospital said in a statement.
Officials declined to give an exact time frame for when the new patient tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at a state lab.
Rawlings said local health officials moved quickly to clean affected areas involving the second nurse and to alert her neighbors and friends.
"We rallied together and we decided to move quickly," said Rawlings, adding that he visited the complex earlier Wednesday.
At the same news conference, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county's chief political officer, said authorities are anticipating additional possible Ebola cases in what was now a "two-front war."
"We are preparing contingencies for more, and that is a very real possibility," Jenkins said.
“You can imagine the anxiety of these people. You can imagine the gut shot that this is to the hospital that has taken care of the community for many, many years.”
Sunday, October 12, 2014
The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said Sunday that the agency “is deeply concerned” to learn that “a breach in protocol” at a Dallas hospital resulted in a health-care worker becoming infected with the Ebola virus.
“At some point, there was a breach in protocol,” Dr. Tom Frieden said. “And that breach in protocol resulted in this infection.”
My oh my - Government officials are deeply concerned that someone has failed to "follow protocol".
These liberal Utopists cannot fathom that their perfectly constructed universe is wobbling at the merest nudge of a scoff-law.
They seem to think that if a law is passed outlawing the transmission of Ebola, then we will be safe and snug in our beds. The phrase "protocol breach" in itself is sickeningly laughable. Try explaining doing 70 MPH in a school zone while chugging a cold adult beverage to the arresting officer as a "protocol breach".
How is this different than any of the other million or so laws that are ignored daily?
Pass a law banning guns and crime will vanish.
Pass a law to buckle-up and traffic deaths will disappear.
Pass a law against drugs and Junkies will be gone.
While these doe-eyed fools are at it, let's have a law against stupidity so we will all be brilliant.
Texas health officials said early Sunday that the worker, who Frieden said “had extensive contact” on multiple occasions with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, had tested positive for the virus.
Ebola contracted in the good old USA - courtesy of the Affordable Care Act, top-notch medical protocols, and Political Correctness gone nuclear.
I think I'm gonna puke.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/10/12/6194068/dallas-hospital-worker-tests-positive.html#storylink=cpy
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Arming the local peasants with anything other than goathooks or camel prods will assure islamic scum a steady supply of USA provided guns and bullets
This will certainly be ignored. Just like the fact that Mexican cartels use “assault rifles” originally sold to the Mexican Army and police with the blessing, indeed financial support of the U.S. government.
“Ammunition transferred into Syria and Iraq to help stabilize governments has instead passed from the governments to the jihadists, helping to fuel the Islamic State’s rise and persistent combat power. Rifle cartridges from the United States have played a significant role.” Specifically . . .
A sizable fraction of the cartridges matched ammunition that the United States supplied to Iraq’s military and police units for nearly a decade during the occupation after the American-led invasion in 2003.
“A lot of ammunition that comes from Iraqi security forces, which was captured on the battlefield, and a lot of ammunition that previously came from Syrian defense forces, which would be captured on the battlefield as well,” .
Among Conflict Armament Research’s findings were that nearly 19 percent of the rifle cartridges were from the United States. These were typically 5.56-millimeter cartridges manufactured from 2005 to 2007 at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri.
The ammunition is the standard cartridge for American M-4 and M-16 rifles, which, along with these classes of rifles, was widely distributed by the United States to Iraqi security forces during the latter years of the occupation.
The sample also included 147 cartridges bearing the distinctive WOLF stamp used by Sporting Supplies International, an American company that sells Russian-manufactured ammunition under its own brand.
The company has provided bulk military ammunition to the United States government for distribution to security forces under its training, raising the possibility that an additional 8.5 percent of the ammunition documented in the Islamic State‘s possession was sent into the region by the United States.
|ISIS Terrorist with American M-16|
Stats from: Conflict Armament Research
Friday, October 3, 2014
Arm the Iraqi Loyalists.
Arm a mercenary force.
We've been hearing it every day - from both the conservatives and the Liberals, from the Hawks and the Doves.
So what could possibly be wrong with letting the locals fight the terrorists with our guns and treasure so that American blood won't be spilled?
It is a matter of stupidity.
The convenient excuse: lousy pilots. Fog of war. Shit happens. Yes it does, but it happens more frequently when there’s insufficient command and control. In other words, the fish stinks from the head down.
The Iraqi air force mistakenly dropped food, water and arms to ISIS militants last month, a security official said on Wednesday.
“Some pilots transporting aid – arms and food – did not drop the relief to some soldiers in besieged areas especially Brigades 1 and 30,” Hakim Al-Zamili, a member of the Parliament’s security and defense committee, told Al Arabiya News.
“The pilots either do not have enough experience, intelligence or it was a technical mistake,” Ghassan Attiyah, president of the Iraqi Foundation for Development and Democracy, told Al Arabiya News.
“In order for strikes to be precise, there needs to be advanced equipment coupled with on-the-ground intelligence to help them locate [ISIS] targets,” the London-based Attiyah, who authored “The Making of Iraq: 1908-20,” said.
Attiyah said mistakes are not uncommon in wars where the frontlines are often blurry and noted the limited “coordination” between Iraq’s air forces and ground troops.
Erbil-based analyst Ali Abdulamir blamed the pilot’s “weak experience” for the incident.
“U.S. reports say that a quarter of the Iraqi forces are capable, and this is to beautify the shameful face of the so-called Iraqi army,” Abdulamir said.
“This is incorrect, there are no Iraqi forces; the Iraqi army collapsed and what we have are militias who volunteered,” he added.
Only one question remains: Who will win the stupidity contest? Will it be Barack Obama, or Moms and Dads of dead Americans?