Tuesday, May 31, 2016

War Crimes of Imperial Japan: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence for Mr. Obama - Breitbart

War Crimes of Imperial Japan: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence for Mr. Obama - Breitbart:

"He somehow forgot to mention the evils perpetrated by Imperial Japan or the unspeakable suffering it inflicted upon POWs and civilians who fell into its clutches.

Let’s correct that oversight, to help the President understand why moral equivalence is the dim refuge of lazy minds, and equating American troops with the Axis forces they defeated is an outrage.

Pearl Harbor

We can start with the one everybody knows about: the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. That was a war crime, Mr. Obama, as very clearly stated in the relevant international laws of the day. It was accompanied by equally illegal bombings against Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, as part of a very deliberate Japanese strategy. In Hiroshima, Obama’s sole criticism of the Empire of Japan was some mumbled mush about “mistakes of the past,” and that wasn’t even exclusively directed at the Japanese. Nothing they did was a mistake."

A gratuitous gallery of warbirds for Memorial Day

A gratuitous gallery of warbirds for Memorial Day | Ars Technica

Protect your kids from tyrant Obama

Protect your kids from tyrant Obama:

"Did it upset you when the president of the United States ordered every public school in America to open all its bathroom facilities including those that are in use by a member of the opposite sex? The president’s order made me furious, and then sick to my stomach. How dare this man do something so audacious and unthinkable! His letter from the White House carried an implied threat to withhold federal money from local schools, which rocked the halls of public education. Who is this politician that is spending your hard-earned tax dollars to manipulate school officials, anyway? Who is it that is warping our children? It is Barack Obama, one of the worst presidents in American history, and it is time we stood up and said so!

Obama, acting like a king, is wielding dictatorial powers never envisioned in the law. He is determined to change the way males and females relate to one another, and worse, how children perceive themselves."


President Obama,
On this Memorial Day I can’t help but think of the many veterans who have given their lives to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy today, and quite frankly one that so many Americans take for granted.
As you’re [golfing] this weekend you can count on our warriors to protect you and to protect this great nation.
From the Civil War to the wars in the deserts of the Middle East, our brave men and women have given their lives for freedoms that can only be found in America.
_BRIANGenerations of selfless Americans have stepped up to fight for a cause greater than themselves. Freedom is never free, and the price of our freedom has been paid with the blood of our finest Americans.
Your daughters have been fortunate enough to reap the freedoms that so many have sacrificed their lives for.
Without these heroes you would have never have had the opportunity to become the President of this great nation.
Sadly, the men and women who have volunteered to fight the in the most extreme conditions in the world are coming back only to find themselves engaged in a new war at home.
They have now found themselves in a war with your incompetent administration, who’s scandal ridden legacy has finally hit an all-time low.
I can’t help but feel the deepest disgust for the pain you and your administration have caused the families who have lost their heroes battling your war against our veterans back home.
I can’t think of more shameless way to for this country to dishonor its veterans.
And sadly, it’s the lack of your leadership and accountability that lead to these failures.
These men and women who bravely fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars have been forced to rely on your useless bureaucratic employees for their health care.
These federal employees disrespected these men and women and the sacrifices they have made in the worst imaginable way. 
They ignored their pleas for help and in many cases left them to die in favor of hefty government bonuses for exceptional performance.
We all know you and your regime doesn’t give a damn about these heroes.
Your disdain for America and her greatness has never been a secret. 
You were raised to hate the “American Empire” and were taught that the American military is the enemy.
It was easier for you to just ignore the Veteran Affairs crisis as you crisscrossed America fundraising for your fellow Democrats.
I remember candidate Obama promising to overhaul the VA and reduce the backlog. 
You claimed that America’s support for its veterans is obvious by the way we treat our vets.
You really nailed that one didn’t you?
Just like you were going to fix Detroit or fix foreign policy.
Your high school like approach to solving complex issues can’t be fixed by tweeting hashtags with propaganda to people who want to kill us.
So, on this Memorial Day, as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, I’d like to thank you, our Commander In Chief for not even caring enough to provide us with quality health care...(Read it all!)
Brian Kolfage, Sra, USAF Ret."

BEST CAMPAIGN ANTHEM EVER=> 'Baked Alaska' Sings TRUMP MAGA Anthem 'Build the Wall It Just Got 10 Feet Higher'

BEST CAMPAIGN ANTHEM EVER=> 'Baked Alaska' Sings TRUMP MAGA Anthem 'Build the Wall It Just Got 10 Feet Higher':
Baked Alaska just released “Build the Wall – It Just Got 10 Feet Higher"
Alaska calls this the Official Trump Make America Great Again (MAGA) Anthem.
You will love this!

Lunch video-----2 hours long! Hummingbirds at 3 Bird Feeders! (in HD)


‘No!’: Anchor Chris Wallace Fiercely Pushes Back Against Democrat’s Clinton Email Claim During Tense Interview | Video | TheBlaze.com

‘No!’: Anchor Chris Wallace Fiercely Pushes Back Against Democrat’s Clinton Email Claim During Tense Interview | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace pushed back forcefully when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) compared Hillary Clinton’s use of private email to that of former Secretary of State Colin Powell."

If Obama had a guns-are-banned city-----Police promise more patrols as West Side bears brunt of Memorial Day gun violence

Police promise more patrols as West Side bears brunt of Memorial Day gun violence - Chicago Tribune
The String of nearly two dozen shootings on the West Side has pushed the number of people shot during the Memorial Day weekend to at least 40, with two more days to go.
As of early Sunday morning, the toll stood at four dead and 36 wounded across the city, including a 15-year-girl shot to death as she rode in a Jeep on Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Avenue, police said.
Last year, 12 people were killed and 44 people were wounded over the holiday weekend...."

Please Remember Sgt Derrick Miller Who Sits in Leavenworth for Killing Taliban Operative

On Memorial Day - Please Remember Sgt Derrick Miller Who Sits in Leavenworth for Killing Taliban Operative:
"As Obama continues to release Islamic terrorists right and left out of Gitmo, he never mentions our Sons who were sentenced to prison in Leavenworth for their defensive actions on the same battlefield.
...Sgt. Derrick Miller remains in jail as Obama prepares to release 24 of the worst terrorists from Gitmo.
Sgt. Miller was jailed for killing a Taliban operative who tried to grab his gun.
DC Exposed reported:
In September 2010, twenty-eight year old Sgt. Derrick Miller, of Hagerstown, Maryland, took part in a combat mission in an area of Afghanistan known to be a Taliban stronghold.
An Afghan national who had penetrated a defense perimeter set up by the US Army was brought to Sgt. Miller’s attention by one of the soldiers under his command.
This soldier recognized the man from a security checkpoint one day prior.
He positively identified him as the driver of a truck which Miller’s security detachment had searched. That search revealed the vehicle was transporting armed combatants to a nearby firefight.
Derrick’s men were, at that time, instructed to let the vehicle pass because of instructions handed down by his superiors in command at the time.
The Afghan man appeared to be gathering information, thus portraying suspicious behavior, ultimately leading to Sgt. Miller being sent to question him.
At this time he was already confirmed to be an enemy combatant.
taliban us sgtThe questioning took place in an open area with another soldier and an Afghan interpreter present.
During questioning, Sgt. Miller asked the man why he was within the perimeter.
As the man began to speak, his story changed, not once, but twice.
He originally claimed to be there to fix a power line that was down. Later he claimed he was there to fix a water pump.
Originally he was seen accompanied by two men whom he claimed to be his sons and helpers.
However, both of these men left the perimeter without performing any work, and going separate directions to their village.
These men were not present during Sgt. Miller’s questioning.
While questioning the insurgent things began to get heated.
The Afghan insurgent attempted to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon, ultimately leading to him being shot and killed in the struggle.
The military has since identified the deceased as Atta Mohammed, but his name was not used in court.
The two men who escaped were later believed to have been carrying back detailed information to the insurgents with details as to how to most effectively attack.

Here's How Much More Money Detroit Public Schools Has Received Over the Years

Here's How Much More Money Detroit Public Schools Has Received Over the Years [Michigan Capitol Confidential]:
"This chart includes local, state and federal dollars Detroit Public Schools received in its general fund since 2006-07, the last year DPS didn't spend more than it took in.
(Note that the funding spike between 2010 and 2012 was due to a one-time funding boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, President Obama’s “stimulus” bill.)"

FLASH! Report that Delegates Have Enough Votes to Nominate Cruz on 1st Ballot | RedState

FLASH! Report that Delegates Have Enough Votes to Nominate Cruz on 1st Ballot | RedState:

"The Media have declared Donald Trump has gained the required number of delegates for nomination, plus one: 1238. This is a misstatement, because he is not officially nominated until 1237 delegates vote for him at the convention. So not only has the fat lady not sung, she’s still in her dressing room, deciding who she’ll sing for.

Thing is, many of the Trump delegates—in their hearts—support Ted Cruz. In fact, informed sources indicate that, were they allowed to vote their consciences on the first ballot, delegates believe they have sufficient votes to nominate Ted Cruz at the convention. (Numbers difficult to confirm at this time.)"

Juanita Broaddrick rejects MSNBC claim that Clinton rape story was 'discredited'

Juanita Broaddrick rejects MSNBC claim that Clinton rape story was 'discredited' | Washington Examiner:
A woman who claims Bill Clinton raped her is furious that MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell referred to the charge as "discredited."
"I look forward to [Andrea's] explanation exactly how I was discredited.
Should be interesting," former Arkansas nursing home administrator Juanita Broaddrick said Thursday on Twitter.
"[Andrea] Mitchell is Clinton lapdog, angry I exposed her bias to Clinton's."
Broaddrick maintains Clinton raped her in a hotel room in 1978.
Her story didn't surface until the final weeks of the 1992 presidential election, where the country's leading newsrooms, including the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, ignored it.
Later, when the Monica Lewinsky affair hit the White House in 1998, Broaddrick's story resurfaced. Though she signed a sworn affidavit that year denying her claim against Clinton, she later denied the denial.
Broaddrick then restated her story in an NBC News interview taped on Jan. 20, 1999, one day after the president was impeached over the Lewinsky scandal.
NBC held onto the interview for 35 days, and aired it shortly after Clinton was acquitted.
Broaddrick has since maintained she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton.
On Jan. 6, 2016, months after Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign, the alleged rape victim repeated her charge against the former president.
"I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73," she said on social media.
"It never goes away."

AM Fruitcake

History for May 31

History for May 31 - On-This-Day.com
Walt Whitman 1819 - Poet, essayist, journalist, humanist, Norman Vincent Peale 1898, Clint Eastwood 1930 - Actor ("Pale Rider")

Peter Yarrow 1938 - Musician (Peter, Paul and Mary), Joe Namath 1943 - Football player, Tom Berenger 1950 - Actor ("The Big Chill," "Platoon")

1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by the U.S. Congress.

1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal."

1889 - In Johnstown, PA, more than 2,200 people died after the South Fork Dam collapsed.

1900 - U.S. troops arrived in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion.

1902 - The Boer War ended between the Boers of South Africa and Great Britain with the Treaty of Vereeniging.

1915 - A German zeppelin made an air raid on London.

1927 - Ford Motor Company produced the last "Tin Lizzie" in order to begin production of the Model A.

1962 - Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. Eichmann was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in the Nazi Holocaust.

Monday, May 30, 2016

David Horowitz: How Progressives Destroy Cities, Families and the Poor | Glenn Beck

David Horowitz: How Progressives Destroy Cities, Families and the Poor | Glenn Beck:

"Horowitz, who has studied the effects of socialism and progressivism for decades, had plenty to say.

Well, the first thing is that progressives don’t care at all about black people or poor people or minorities. But they use them as symbols to bash America. It’s part of their agenda to overthrow our system and establish their socialist police state.

What people need to focus on in the first place is that every inner city in America, every killing field — Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Washington, DC — every one of them is 100 percent controlled by the Democratic Party and have been for 50 to 100 years. Everything that’s wrong with the inner cities in America, everything that oppresses poor, white, black and Hispanic people mainly — beginning with the schools that fail these kids, they fail to teach them year in and year out because they’re run for the adults and the teacher unions, which are slush funds for the Democratic Party — "

Heaven Was Needing A Hero - fallen soldier tribute

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood

Sheriff Clarke: Taking Shoes Off at Airports Is Stupid and Hypocritical | Glenn Beck

Sheriff Clarke: Taking Shoes Off at Airports Is Stupid and Hypocritical | Glenn Beck:

"Filling in for Glenn on Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, Sheriff David Clarke shared some observations on the current drama with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), how we got to this point and the hypocrisies of “Big Brother.”

“How did we get to this TSA thing? And as you recall, this is the result of a 9/11 commission that was formed by Congress to come up with recommendations to prevent another 9/11-type event,” Clarke said. "

Memorial Day Tribute 2016

Memorial Day (Amazing Grace Bagpipes)

Dignified transfer: A fallen soldier's final journey home

Student Recalls Exchange With Assistant Principal Over Pro-Gun Shirt Before Suspension — and There’s an Surprise Ending to Story | Video | TheBlaze.com

Student Recalls Exchange With Assistant Principal Over Pro-Gun Shirt Before Suspension — and There’s an Surprise Ending to Story | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"Andrew Eichorn, 18, told WEYI-TV that he attended his first two classes of the day without incident, but was called to assistant principal’s office during third period.

Eichorn recalled his exchange with the assistant principal:
“She told me you’re either going to have to change, turn it inside out, or go find a new one. You’re not going back to class. I said I’m not doing any of those because it’s my First Amendment right,” said Andrew.
The assistant principal then suspended Andrew saying his shirt was inappropriate, and promoted weapons and violence."

marine's final salute

Haters who would "fundamentally change our country" never relent.----- “A Republic, if you can keep it.”----- Clinton rally goers sit during national anthem

VIDEO: Clinton rally goers sit during national anthem - The American MirrorThe American Mirror:
Most Americans know it’s respectful to stand during the national anthem. 
Many supporters of Hillary Clinton apparently didn’t get that memo.
Prior to a rally with Bill Clinton in Edison, New Jersey on Friday, a high school choir attempted to lead the few hundred attendees in a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
But a video from the crowd shows many people sitting down, talking with their neighbors or staring at their phones — and completely ignoring the song.
It was only after the person holding the camera phone badgered them did they relent and feign respect their country.
“Stand up if you can, if you can,” she could be heard saying.

2nd Lieutenant James G. Riley, Jr., USAAC---MIA Jan. 27, 1944 - Sicily/Rome American Cemetery and Memorial

Senator Votes ‘No’ on Intelligence Bill, Claiming It ‘Takes a Hatchet’ to Americans’ Liberty | TheBlaze.com

Senator Votes ‘No’ on Intelligence Bill, Claiming It ‘Takes a Hatchet’ to Americans’ Liberty | TheBlaze.com:

"The Senate’s annual intelligence authorization bill reportedly contains a provision that would allow the FBI to obtain U.S. citizens’ email records without oversight.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) was the only lawmaker who voted against the still-classified bill in the Intelligence Committee, saying that its current wording infringes upon American citizens’ rights."

“Captain, good morning, I wanted to inform you that we have H.R. on this flight”,

Captain's Log: Fallen Soldier:
Fallen Soldier
"Another 4th of July is here and all across the nation, millions of us will celebrate in thousands of different ways.
Our military members around the world will miss out on hometown celebrations, instead, performing the duties assigned to them.
This story is in honor of them:

"As a commercial pilot, I too see the effects of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Last month I showed up to start a trip and was approached by a gate agent.
“Captain, good morning, I wanted to inform you that we have H.R. on this flight”, she said.
H.R. stands for human remains.
“Are they military?”, I asked.
“Yes”, she said.
“Is there an escort?”, I asked.
“Yes, I already assigned him a seat”, she said.
“Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck, you can board him early”, I said.

A short while later, a young army sergeant entered the flight deck.
He was the image of the perfectly dressed soldier.
He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier.
The escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them as if they are still alive and with us. 
“My soldier is on his way back to Virginia”, he said. 
He proceeded to answer my questions, but offered no words on his own. 
I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said no. 
I told him that he has the toughest job in the military and that I appreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers. 
The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake his hand. 
He left the flight deck to find his seat.
We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and performed an uneventful departure. 
About 30 minutes into our flight I received a call from the lead flight attendant in the cabin. 
“I just found out the family of the soldier we are carrying, is onboard”, he said. 
He then proceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2-year-old daughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home. 
The family was upset because they were unable to see the container that the soldier was in before we left. 
We were on our way to a major hub at which the family was going to wait 4 hours for the connecting flight home to Virginia. 
The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him was too much for him and the family to bare. 
He had asked the flight attendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to see him upon our arrival. 
The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to watch the soldier being taken off the airplane. 
I could hear the desperation in the flight attendants voice when he asked me if there was anything I could do. 
“I’m on it”, I said. 
I told him that I would get back to him.
Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the form of email like messages. 
I decided to bypass this system and contact my flight dispatcher directly on a secondary radio. 
There is a radio operator in the operations control center who connects you to the telephone of the dispatcher. 
I was in direct contact with the dispatcher. 
I explained the situation I had onboard with the family and what it was the family wanted. 
He said he understood and that he would get back to me.
Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. 
We were going to get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family. 
I sent a text message asking for an update. 
I saved the return message from the dispatcher and this following is the text.
“Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. 
There is policy on this now and I had to check on a few things. 
Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will meet the aircraft. 
The team will escort the family to the ramp and planeside. 
A van will be used to load the remains with a secondary van for the family. 
The family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the terminal where the remains can be seen on the ramp. 
It is a private area for the family only. 
When the connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be escorted onto the ramp and planeside to watch the remains being loaded for the final leg home. 
Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans. 
Please pass our condolences on to the family, thanks.”
I sent a message back telling flight control thanks for a good job. 
I printed out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to pass on to the father. 
The lead flight attendant was very thankful and told me, 
“You have no idea how much this will mean to them.” 
Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and landing.
After landing, we cleared the runway and taxied to the ramp area. 
The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway. 
It is always a busy area with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter and exit. 
When we entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp controller, we were told that all traffic was being held for us. 
“There is a team in place to meet the aircraft”, we were told. 
It looked like it was all coming together, then I realized that once we turned the seat belt sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from getting off the airplane. 
As we approached our gate, I asked the copilot to tell the ramp controller we were going to stop short of the gate to make an announcement to the passengers. 
He did that and the ramp controller said, “Take your time.” 
I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. 
I pushed the public address button and said, “Ladies and gentleman, this is your captain speaking. 
I have stopped short of our gate to make a special announcement. 
We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect. 
His name is private XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life. 
Private XXXXXX is under your feet in the cargo hold. 
Escorting him today is army sergeant XXXXXXX. 
Also onboard are his father, mother, wife, and daughter. 
Your entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remain in their seats to allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you.”
We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started our shutdown procedures.
A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpit door.
I found the two forward flight attendants crying, something you just do not see.
I was told that after we came to a stop, every passenger on the aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the family to exit the aircraft. 
When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowly started to clap their hands. 
Moments later more passengers joined in and soon the entire aircraft was clapping. 
Words of “God Bless You, I’m sorry, Thank you, Be proud, and other kind words were uttered to the family as they made their way down the aisle and out of the airplane. 
They were escorted down to the ramp to finally be with the loved one lost.
I never did see the family. 
Another soldier died, another family grieved and we did what we could. 
That is the way it works sometimes. 
I get a call from the cabin and we work as a team to do what we can. 
That day everybody from the flight crew, to the operations center, to the 184 passengers onboard, we did what we could. 
Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the announcement I made. 
They were just words, 
I could say them over and over again, but nothing I say will bring that soldier back. 
I respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this day and the sacrifices that millions of men and women have made to ensure our freedom, safety, and the right to live a good life."
Be safe,

Brothers In Arms Buried Together

Here's to The Heroes Who Never Came Home

History for May 30

History for May 30 - On-This-Day.com:
Peter I (Russia) 1672, Stepin Fetchit 1892, Mel Blanc 1908

Benny Goodman 1909, Joseph W. Kennedy 1916, Wynonna Judd 1964 - Country musician (The Judds)

1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.

1539 - Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, landed in Florida with 600 soldiers to search for gold.

1848 - W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.

1911 - Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500. At the time, it was known as International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race. Harroun's average speed was 74.59 miles per hour.

1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.

1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflicts were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

1997 - Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, NJ, of raping and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka. The 1994 murder inspired "Megan's Law," requiring that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.

2012 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Portion Cap Rule. The proposed amendment to the city health code would have required that food service establishments limit the size of sugary beverages to 16 ounces. On June 26, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Board of Health had exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority.