Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Terror Expert Claims 'Khorasan Group' Is An Obama Admin Lie

Terror Expert Claims 'Khorasan Group' Is An Obama Admin Lie:
"Writing for National Review, McCarthy said Khorasan is a made-up group designed by the Obama administration “to deceive us.” In part, says McCarthy — a former federal prosecutor who went after terrorists — the deception was necessary to maintain the fiction that Obama’s actions have wiped out al Qaeda.
On the Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said the Khorasan cover story is all part of the Obama administration’s attempt to control the media narrative and downplay the war on terror."

Rick Perry Believes Oklahoma Beheading Was More Than ‘Workplace Violence'

Rick Perry Believes Oklahoma Beheading Was More Than ‘Workplace Violence':

"During Monday’s interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” Perry said, “I think Americans are confused about what this is.”
“This is a clear case of an individual going in and doing something that does not meet their definition of ‘workplace violence’ so I think any rational thinking American is going to look at this and go, ‘This is more than just normal workplace violence,'" Perry said."

Liberal Warmists seeking therapy!-----This year, sea ice records are being set in the Antarctic

This year, sea ice records are being set in the Antarctic | Ars Technica

College Editorial Who Decried Bras as Racist Now Whine for Criticism to Stop Stating This HUGE Lie

College Editorial Who Decried Bras as Racist Now Whine for Criticism to Stop Stating This HUGE Lie:
"It was just over two and a half weeks ago that news broke of an editorial from the University of Oklahoma’s newspaper editorial board. In the editorial, they made the argument that common objects from bras to band-aids to make-up are racist. Why? Because they come in colors such as ‘nude’ or ‘flesh tone’.

I kid you not."

Death Row Cop Killer to Deliver Goddard College Commencement Speech Sunday

Death Row Cop Killer to Deliver Goddard College Commencement Speech Sunday | The Gateway Pundit:
On December 9, 1981, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Officer Danny Faulkner, a five year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, made a traffic stop at Locust Street near Twelfth Street. The car stopped by Officer Faulkner was being driven by William Cook. After making the stop, Danny called for assistance on his police radio and requested a police wagon to transport a prisoner. Unbeknownst to him, William Cook’s brother, Wesley (aka Mumia Abu-Jamal) was across the street. As Danny attempted to handcuff William Cook, Mumia Abu-Jamal ran from across the street and shot the officer in the back. Danny turned and was able to fire one shot that struck Abu-Jamal in the chest; the wounded officer then fell to the pavement.
Mumia Abu-Jamal stood over the downed officer and shot him four more times at close range, once directly in the face. Mumia Abu-Jamal was found still at the scene of the shooting by officers who arrived there within seconds. The murderer was slumped against the curb in front of his brother’s car. In his possession was a .38 caliber revolver that records showed Mumia had purchased months earlier. The chamber of the gun had five spent cartridges. A cab driver, as well as other pedestrians, had witnessed the brutal slaying and identified Mumia Abu-Jamal as the killer both at the scene and during his trial.
On July 2, 1982, after being tried before a jury of ten whites and two blacks, Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Officer Danny Faulkner. The next day, the jury sentenced him to death after deliberating for two hours. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania heard the defendant’s appeals and upheld the conviction on March 6, 1989.
On Sunday October 5th, Mumia Abu Jamal will deliver the commencement speech at Goddard College in Vermont. His speech was prerecorded by Prison Radio.

For Those Still in Denial, Picture Proves Obama’s Claim That There was No IRS Corruption to be a Blatant Lie

For Those Still in Denial, Picture Proves Obama’s Claim That There was No IRS Corruption to be a Blatant Lie:

"Then, there was Barack Obama’s claim during an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly before the Super Bowl in 2013. He adamantly stated that not only was there no corruption in regards to the IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups, but there was not even a smidgen of corruption."

It's easy to find.  Just follow the trail.

"Why I Blew the Whistle at EPA"

Why I Blew the Whistle at EPA | Heartlander Magazine:
Endangerment Finding’s Impact
"The Endangerment Finding led directly to EPA’s proposed regulations for reducing CO2 emissions from power plants earlier this year. 
The new EPA proposed regulations are even worse than I expected in 2009, perhaps because the blueprint for them was actually written by an environmental organization
First of all, they are illegal, as per any reasonable reading of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. 
They impose many aspects of the Waxman-Markey bill despite Congress’ rejection of it, and try to force red states to adopt the usual market-distorting preferences for power generation promoted by radical environmentalists. 
The regulations will have major adverse effects on the U.S. economy, all for no or more likely negative benefits, and will result in higher costs for electric ratepayers, with particularly adverse effects on lower income groups. 
They will also lead to potentially extremely costly electric grid instability and load shedding when electric power is most needed. EPA is effectively trying to rewrite the Clean Air Act without consulting Congress or observing the law or the Constitution."

When You Read How Many Tickets One Speed Camera Issued in a Single Day You’ll Realize Why It’s Being Called ‘Fishy’ | TheBlaze.com

When You Read How Many Tickets One Speed Camera Issued in a Single Day You’ll Realize Why It’s Being Called ‘Fishy’ | TheBlaze.com:

"The speed camera is located near an exit ramp where the speed limit drops from highway speeds to 30 mph. On one day in July, the camera resulted in 1,551 tickets worth a grand total of $77,550, according to data from the city’s Department of Transportation reported by the New York Post."

It's just another tax.  They don't care about safety.

The rot expands. And NO one seems to give a hoot!-------Obamacare insurance navigator with sketchy history gets even more taxpayer money

Obamacare insurance navigator with sketchy history gets even more taxpayer money « Watchdog.org:
"NASHVILLE — The federal government is giving an Obamacare insurance navigator Seedco, which has a reported history of fraud, $1.4 million to operate in Tennessee this fiscal year
Last year, Seedco received $1.2 million for the same services in Tennessee.
As reported, the federal government sued Seedco on the grounds it faked at least 1,400 of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract with New York City.
Seedco, according to National Review, had to settle that lawsuit.
Meanwhile, state Comptroller Justin Wilson reported last year certain Memphis residents participating in the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families program falsified paperwork and wrongly received almost $30,000 in taxpayer money through a Seedco subcontractor."

MSNBC Host Calls Muslim Convert’s Beheading of Woman in Oklahoma Food Plant ‘Workplace Violence’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

MSNBC Host Calls Muslim Convert’s Beheading of Woman in Oklahoma Food Plant ‘Workplace Violence’ | Video | TheBlaze.com:

“It is a story that I read as a workplace violence story,” Harris-Perry said during her Saturday morning show, adding that Nolen’s Muslim faith is no more importance in this case than what she ate for “breakfast that morning.”

One is no more important than the other?

An example of an American taking political correctness to an extreme.

Heretic-The conservative case for voting "democrat".

Heretic-The conservative case for voting "democrat".
(Note-This discussion does not include the Presidency or national candidates. Because of unique Presidential powers, "best of the worst" is our only option)

In August of this year, the MSM reported the death of longtime democrat Senator Jim Jeffords.
Coincidentally, his death was one week before the Florida primary election which elected Charlie Crist as the democrat nominee for governor.
It occurred to me that, not long ago, both men were respected republicans.
A review of their political activities shows they were not just turncoats.
They were hardly even moderates.
They were liberals hiding under the cloak of the republican party.
And it worked...for them.
How'd that work out for us republicans?

Today, we face a decision on whether to support the republican nominee for governor, Rick Snyder, and other faux republicans in Michigan.
I can't list all the policies that led me to ask this question, but I'd like to open a discussion about how we conservatives (especially here in Michigan) should respond to the hijacking of our party.

The advice we hear from the media and the establishment party is to "come together" and, if necessary, support the "best of the worst".
Most would agree the Rick Snyder is less liberal than Mark Schauer.
But Gov. Snyder (and other republicans) has enacted some very liberal programs, including the tax increases, expansions of state government and the expansion of (totally unfunded) Medicaid here in Michigan.
All solid liberal democrat concepts.
All solidly pushed through by our republican governor and republican house and senate.

When we fiscal conservatives express dissatisfaction, we are cautioned that if Snyder is replaced by a democrat, terrible things will befall Michigan.
Like more tax increases?
Like more expansion of state government?
Like more union pension bailouts that retain the economically suicidal defined benefit plans?
Like more unfunded expansions of healthcare programs?
Like more, expanded attacks on conservatives within our republican state party?

An argument might be made that if we are getting democrat policies, maybe it would be better if democrats voted for and enacted those policies.
An argument might be made that continuing to support those politicians who have consistently stabbed us in the back is a recipe for more stab wounds.

Here's my topic for discussion:
If we can't support some republicans for elective office, what should we do?

Our choices seem simple:
1. Hold your nose and vote GOP.
2. Vote for a third party.
3. Don't vote for anyone in a particular election.
All the above are simply wasting out vote.
Or this.... 
4. Vote for the democrat-Actually voting to elect a democrat.

 What might the benefits be in actually supporting or electing certain democrats?

1. We would be sending a clear message that we've had enough.
No more naive Charlie Brown hoping (against all evidence) that Lucy will let us kick the football.
In the past we republicans have quietly assured our leaders that how they vote does not matter.
We can be counted on supporting anyone.
Even those who consistently betray our values.
Those days are gone.
Listen and deliver on your promises or you're gone too.

2. We'd get better governance. (at least in Michigan)
Republicans are more effective as a minority.
Republicans have been best at stopping democrat overreach when in the minority.
When in control, they seem to morph into big government, big spending democrats.
Seven republican senators joined every democrat to pass the Medicaid expansion.
Would they have done so if a democrat was governor?

3. Democrats would get FULL credit for enacting their liberal ideas.
When republicans support and vote for liberal policies it gives the democrats cover.
Let democrats take credit for their votes. (See above 7 republicans)

4. We will stop enabling republicans to betray their convictions and their constituents.
If we continue to vote for those who have betrayed us, it will reinforce their belief that they are bullet-proof.
No need to listen to conservatives.
Only moderates.
And even liberals.
Why should we continue to support those who betray us?

5. Liberals will no longer run as republicans.
They will see they can't get elected and move to the party that suits them best.
The chances of electing a Jeffords, Crist (or a Snyder?) will be less likely.
Maybe it was worth surviving the Carter presidency in order to get the Ronald Reagan Presidency.

What about the downside?
1. We could end up like California or Illinois.

But is becoming a "disaster state" because of republican led baby-steps any better than getting there in big leaps by democrats?

I don't know how I will vote in November but I sure am tired of being Charlie Brown to my republican party's untrustworthy Lucy.

Jim Riley
Norton Shores MI

Replace the "great melting pot" with multiculturalism and disaster is a probability-----Grand Rapids will be 25 percent Latino by 2040, predicts USC demographer

Grand Rapids will be 25 percent Latino by 2040, predicts USC demographer | MLive.com:
"Future U.S. a 'majority-minority' nation
Based on U.S. Census data, demographers like Pastor predict that by 2043, the U.S. will be a “majority-minority” nation in which the majority of workers will be African Americans, Latinos and Asian Pacific Islanders.
The national level demographic shifting can be seen in West Michigan, where minorities dominated multiple categories of population growth over the past decade while the Caucasian population has either fallen or leveled-out.
The Latino and Pacific Islander populations in particular are surging on a local, statewide and national level, said Pastor.
Populations of both ethnicities nationwide have grown by 43 percent during the period measured by the 2010 Census. 
In Michigan, the Latino population grew by 35 percent in that time, while the Caucasian and African American populations shrunk.
The change is not being driven by immigration, Pastor said, but rather births to immigrants and people of a non-white background already living in the U.S.
“Immigration is slowing down and has been for the last 3, 4 years,” Pastor said, due in part to economic troubles in the U.S., better border enforcement over time, improving economies in Latin American countries and a “sea change” in fertility rates of women in Mexico.
In Grand Rapids, Pastor projected that by 2040, nearly a quarter of the city’s population will be Latino, and “it’s now spilling outside the city into the suburbs.”"

Great idea for ANY one!

The lazy POS missed almost 60% of the meetings NECESSARY to protect our country!!!!!------Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings:
"A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.
The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.
The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.
According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame.
“Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” a former senior Pentagon official “who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq” told the Daily Beast."

Yes means no. And yes. And maybe. And yer guilty!--------University of Michigan: Withholding Sex, Discounting Feelings are ‘Sexual Violence’

University of Michigan: Withholding Sex, Discounting Feelings are ‘Sexual Violence’
Examples of abuse listed on the University of Michigan’s domestic violence awareness website say “sexual violence” includes “withholding sex and affection” and “discounting the partner’s feelings regarding sex” – definitions that have come under fire by some men’s rights activists.

The terms, found under the heading “definitions,” also suggest verbal or psychological abuse include: “insulting the partner; ignoring the partner’s feelings; withholding approval as a form of punishment; yelling at the partner; labeling the partner with terms like crazy [and] stupid.”
......Currently the higher education world is gripped by the so-called campus rape culture, in which the widely touted yet largely unsubstantiated stat that one in five women will be sexually assaulted or raped while in college is oft repeated during mandated sexual assault seminars at universities nationwide.

Obama Believes Our Urgent Threat Is ... Climate Change

Obama Believes Our Urgent Threat Is ... Climate Change:

"According to Obama, “For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week–terrorism, instability, inequality, disease–there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate.”

You heard him right. Not the threat posed by Islamist extremism to world stability. Not the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea or the prospect of weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists."

Michigan credit outlook lowered following reduced revenue estimates, Detroit 'grand bargain' deal

Michigan credit outlook lowered following reduced revenue estimates, Detroit 'grand bargain' deal | MLive.com:
(from June but still important to know BEFORE the election)
LANSING, MI -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Monday lowered Michigan's bond rating outlook, citing reduced revenue estimates, economic factors and a pending $195 million contribution to the Detroit "grand bargain" bankruptcy settlement.
The Wall Street agency maintained its AA-minus bond rating for Michigan but lowered the state's future outlook from "positive" to "stable." 
S&P ratings top out at AAA and can affect how difficult or expensive it is for a government to borrow.
S&P analyst David Hitchcock said the outlook revision "reflects recent softening in projected fiscal 2014 revenues, expected slow economic growth, and anticipated declines in general fund and budget stabilization reserve fund balances in fiscal 2014 because of weak April income tax receipts, budgeted general fund drawdowns, and a lower-than-expected balance in the state's budget stabilization reserve fund."

Brandon Statement On Morris Incident

Brandon Statement On (UM football) Morris Incident | mgoblog:
(comments from MGoBlog and ESPN)

The Six Best Dogs to Have With You When The SHTF

The Six Best Dogs to Have With You When The SHTF | Ready Nutrition:
Yes, you read that right.
The Poodle is a very capable dog.
Specifically, the larger “Standard Poodle”.
For most of its history, they were prized “gun dogs”, mainly used to hunt fowl.
It’s only been in the past hundred years or so, that they’ve been bred for their appearance in dog shows.
However, their old instincts haven’t died out.
In addition to being great hunting dogs, they’re also among the top 10 most intelligent breeds.
They’re very trainable and obedient, and they make great watch dogs.
They have fast reflexes and slightly webbed feet that make them better swimmers than most.
Overall, poodles are capable of being very rough tumble dogs, and will surely carry their weight if the SHTF."

History for September 30

History for September 30 - On-This-Day.com
William Wrigley, Jr. 1861 - Chewing gum tycoon, Deborah Kerr (Trimmer) 1921 - Actress ("The King and I", "Separate Tables"), Truman Capote (Streckfus Persons) 1924 - Writer (In Cold Blood, Other Voices, Breakfast at Tiffany's), actor 

Angie Dickinson 1931 - Actress (Police Woman, Cassie and Company), Johnny Mathis 1935 - Singer, Marilyn McCoo 1943 - Singer (5th Dimension), TV hostess (Solid Gold) 

1846 - Dr. William Morton performed a painless tooth extraction after administering ether to a patient. 

1882 - In Appleton, WI, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating. 

1927 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with the homerun. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record. 

1938 - The Munich Conference ended with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler. Britain, and France allowed Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland to be annexed by the Nazis. 

1946 - An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes. 

1947 - The World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.

1949 - The Berlin Airlift came to an end. The airlift had taken 2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade. 

1954 - The U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954. 

1962 - James Meredith succeeded in registering at the University of Mississippi. It was his fourth attempt to register. 

1971 - The Soviet Union and the United States signed pacts that were aimed at avoiding an accidental nuclear war. 

1982 - "Cheers" began an 11-year run on NBC-TV. 

1987 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko from the Politburo and fired other old-guard leaders in a shake-up at the Kremlin. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Repeat: Ted Cruz Just Won a Very Important 2016 Presidential Straw Poll

Repeat: Ted Cruz Just Won a Very Important 2016 Presidential Straw Poll:

"In an indication that he has strong support among the conservative base of the GOP, Senator Ted Cruz won the 2014 Values Voter Summit Straw Poll. "

‘There’s Two Sides to Every Story’: Mother of the Man Accused in Oklahoma Beheading Releases Video Response | Video | TheBlaze.com

‘There’s Two Sides to Every Story’: Mother of the Man Accused in Oklahoma Beheading Releases Video Response | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"The mother of the man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food plant posted a video over the weekend apologizing to the victims’ families and claiming that there are two sides to every story."

I wonder how this story will end.  An American woman lost her head on American soil!  We better start identifying the enemy.  Americans are their target.

Obama Wants to Stop Tomahawk Missiles in Use Against ISIS

Obama Wants to Stop Tomahawk Missiles in Use Against ISIS:

"Steven Bucci, a former top Pentagon official who oversees defense and foreign policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal:
It is interesting that after making the decision to close down the Tomahawk production line as a part of cutting defense spending, the Obama administration relies on them to kick off their Syria strikes. This sure ups the cost of the action, as the missiles will really have no replacement."

This Kid’s Answer to a Common Core Math Question Shows More Common Sense Than the Teacher

This Kid’s Answer to a Common Core Math Question Shows More Common Sense Than the Teacher:
"Let me ask you a question. What do you get when you add 8 + 5. Most of you would probably say 13, right? Wrong. According to this elementary school teacher, when you add 8 + 5, you can get 10. You take 2 away from the 5, add it to the 8 to get 10, then you just add the 3 on later."

Holi crapoli!!! What if this maniac had a BIG BOMB?!!-----White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known

White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known - The Washington Post:

VIDEO: Bill Maher Mocks Public Reaction to Obama’s Latte Salute; Marine Corp General SHREDS Him to Pieces

VIDEO: Bill Maher Mocks Public Reaction to Obama’s Latte Salute; Marine Corp General SHREDS Him to Pieces:

"Maher mocked the public’s reaction to the disrespect and called it “latte-gate,” and remarked, “If this offends you that much, you should marry your teddy bear.”
 One of Maher’s guests, retired United States Marine Corps general and former Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), General Tony Zinni, was not amused. "

The Carbon-Benefit Deniers

The Carbon-Benefit Deniers | National Review Online

Since 1950, humanity has utilized a great deal of carbon. 
Simultaneously, three major changes have occurred worldwide:
  1. The standard of living, as measured by average global GDP per capita, has increased by 400 percent.
  2. The rate of plant growth on Earth has increased by 15 percent.
  3. The average global temperature has increased by 0.2 percent.
It is a measure of the mental and moral dementia of the current anti-carbon crusade that it has spent billions of dollars promoting alarm over the last point on the above list, while ignoring or denying the profound benefits of the first two. 
“The science is clear,” they solemnly intone. 
“The widespread use of fossil fuels is causing global warming.”

Police Officer Shot, Another Shot At in Ferguson; Where’s Jackson and Sharpton?

Police Officer Shot, Another Shot At in Ferguson; Where’s Jackson and Sharpton?:

"Now, Ferguson police are being shot and shot at after months of lawlessness and rioters calling for the murder of police officers. Will the mainstream media equally condemn the apparent targeting of police officers with the same zeal with which they condemned the shooting of Michael Brown?
 It does not appear likely. To the race-hustlers and media propagandists, shooting a robbery suspect is a hate crime but shooting a police officer appears to be met with a shrug and deafening silence."

Continuing to believe serial liars ain't good for your health.-------Doctor Shortages, Buyer's Remorse Plague California Obamacare

LA Times: Doctor Shortages, Buyer's Remorse Plague California Obamacare:
"California's narrow Obamacare networks have many Obamacare customers experiencing buyer's remorse over health care plans that are turning out to include far fewer doctors than they were led to believe, reports the Los Angeles Times.
"Where was the state in protecting people from these false promises?" California Obamacare customer Heidi Shurtleff, 53, told the Times.
"I'm not getting what I paid for."
President Barack Obama infamously promised Americans, "If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor."
But so-called "narrow networks" are a key component of Obamacare designed to limit doctor choice in an effort to drive down costs.
A Times analysis found that insurers in California, which has the nation's largest number of Obamacare customers, have no intention of expanding the number of doctors available to plan holders.
"The state's largest health insurers are sticking with their often-criticized narrow networks of doctors, and in some cases they are cutting the number of physicians even more, according to a Times analysis of company date," the Times reported on Sunday.
Mary Edwards, 63, found out the hard way that "several physicians listed on her plan didn't accept the insurance or weren't taking new patients.""