Sunday, January 31, 2016

Have I gone mad?...

possibly.

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

We could call the following deju vu all over again.  I had to witness this commie crapola the first time it rolled around and to have to see Bernie Sanders singing the commie national anthem is mind boggling. 





H/T Weasel Zipper 


And then there's that thing with the shaming flyer the Cruz campaign purportedly sent to people in Iowa.  What in hell was his campaign staff thinking, or not thinking?

It reads:

“Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors’ are public record,” the flier read. “Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors to caucus as well. A follow-up notice may be issued following Monday’s caucuses.”

I don't know about you, but if I received that, I'd be mad as hell. 

I understand the Cruz campaign has admitted to sending them.



It's time to take a break everyone.  Tomorrow is the Iowa caucus.  Take a deep breath, sit back, and try to enjoy today.

I woke up this morning with this rattling through my little pea brain:
Macbeth: 
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28

MORE MADNESS:

MOTUS: Welcome To New York, The New Turd World

And So It Goes In Shreveport:  Joseph Welsh's Life Mattered Too

Infidel Bloggers Alliance:  The US Mosque Obama Has Chosen For His First Presidential Visit Is Tied To The Muslim Brotherhood 

IOwntheWorld:  With Bernie Sanders You Really Do Get an Authentic Loser Dirtbag

 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

There's a debate tonight...

and I will watch.

Disclaimer:  I don't like Megyn Kelly. Never have.

I don't like her for the very reasons her fans like her.

I don't like to see women try to wrap themselves in the manly mantel of being a hard-nosed journalist.  First of all, in my opinion, she's not a journalist.  Journalists try, as much as humanly possible, to be impartial and objective.  Ms Kelly is a woman who rides a limousine between her home and the studio where she reads the "news."  She is neither impartial or objective. Ms Kelly has made herself the center of attention.  She has made herself the news.

To prove my point, please observe this giggling love fest (posted below) Ms Kelly has with anti-American commie trash Michael Moore last Tuesday.

Is this news?  I don't think so.

If you're a Trump fan and plan to sit out this debate because your "hero" will not be there - shame on you. 

I will watch the debate tonight because I want to listen to what Cruz, Rubio, et al have to say.  I also want to see how deeply Ms Kelly plumbs the depths of unprofessional conduct.

 But, mark my words, Trump will dominate.





Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Six Days...

until the Iowa caucus. 

Meantime in our upside down world, Planned Parenthood makes oodles of money by selling aborted baby parts and the people who exposed them are indicted for exposing them.

If you're a man who thinks he's a woman, but still has all his dangly parts, you can compete against the women at the Olympics.  Wait, it gets better.
The new IOC guidelines place no restrictions on the eligibility of transgender men to compete in the Olympics. Transgender women, however, must maintain a testosterone level below 10 nmol/L—as monitored by testing—for at least a year before their first competition and must also declare that their gender identity is female. The sports declaration cannot be changed for a minimum of four years. source
I'm confused.  Is the transgender woman really a man with dangly bits, and is the transgender man really a woman with no dangly bits?

Speaking of dangly bits, it appears that it will soon be okay to take a whiz on the streets of New York.  Because to actually stop someone from peeing in public is racist.  I kid you not.

Need to commit a murder?  I recommend New Orleans.
The Orleans Public Defenders office announced Monday (Jan. 11) that it will begin refusing certain felony cases in which defendants face lengthy or life sentences. In addition to murder cases, these can include attempted murder, forcible rape and armed robbery, said Colin Reingold, the office's litigation director. read the rest

White Rapper/World’s Biggest Douchebag Macklemore Releases New Song Titled “White Privilege II”… 

This no-talent white guy who likes to prance about and "act black" has a lot of influence with young people.  Many, many of the young Catholic kids around here idolize this punk wanna-be.  Why do parents let their kids indulge in such crap?

Baltimore is going to remove the statues honoring Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.  What they'd really like to erect is a statue to honor homosexual drag queen Divine complete with the doggie poo he/she ate in the movie Pink Flamingos.

Here's Divine being all non-PC with, of all things, a gun!!  No need to include the gun in the statue since most of Baltimore already has guns.

Italy, in an effort to not to be offend people who marry 6 year olds and have amorous encounters with goats, covered up ancient statues of naked people in the Capitoline Museums in Rome for the visit of Iranian President Rouhani with the Pope. 
 
It seems the dems got together for a little coffee klatch last night. 

Bernie Sanders has proudly announced that, "Of course I'm going to raise taxes to fund "Medicare for all."  I'm going to tax you $10,000.00, but, over-all you'll be saving at least $5,000.00 per year."

Um, Bernie - people are still waiting for the $2,500.00 in savings Odumbo promised them.

Winners and Losers in Odumbo Land

HUD AWARDS $1 BILLION THROUGH
NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION
13 states/communities to receive funding for resilient infrastructure and housing projects. source
Are you one of the lucky ones?

States

 Cities/Counties
California
$70,359,459
New York City
$176,000,000
Connecticut
$54,277,359
New Orleans
$141,260,569
Iowa
$96,887,177
Minot, ND
$74,340,770
Louisiana
$92,629,249
Shelby County, TN
$60,445,163
New Jersey
$15,000,000
Springfield, MA
$17,056,880
New York
$35,800,000
Tennessee
$44,502,374
Virginia
$120,549,000
 No post would be complete without something about Trump.

Selwyn Duke, over at American Thinker, brings us:

and
That is all. 



  

Saturday, January 23, 2016

I do not support Trump...

or anyone else, either.

I have never purported to be a Trump supporter.  I have also never come out in support of anyone else.  I post things that I think may be of interest and trust my readers to do their own research.

What I said yesterday about the National Review was not an endorsement for Trump, but rather a repudiation of the condescending attitude of the writers who chose to jump on the "dump Trump" bandwagon, much of which was directed at supporters of Trump.

No one likes being spoken to as though they're idiots by a bunch of beltway quasi-intellectuals who live in a smug little bubble of their own making.  Their arrogance knows no bounds.

The sites that have picked a side this early may be in for some big surprises as this dreary political year drags on.  And many of them are employing the same tactics as the NR writers by calling anyone who disagrees with them stupid or misguided, and often disseminating information that is misleading or even outright lies.

It is with that warning that I will link to an article about Ted Cruz by someone named Lauren Stephens that I found interesting.  Is it truthful?  I don't know.  There are many red flags to be pondered. 

The first red flag was that the link came from The Last Refuge (aka Conservative Treehouse), where their support for Trump is off the charts.  The Last Refuge is a source for many writers.  It is unusual to see negative comments there.  Are they being deleted? 

The second red flag was this person Lauren Stephens claims to be a political consultant.  In my opinion, political consultants rank pretty low in the area of trustworthiness.  Their job is to get people elected.  They are paid to get people elected.

Nowhere on this political consultant website she links to in her article can I find her name, or the name of anyone else for that matter.  It also doesn't appear that the website has been operational very long.  It's a slick site with lots of words, but very low on content.  Does someone hire a political consultant without even knowing who they are? 

Next up, the linked article, An Open Letter to Mark Levin, is on http://laurenstephens.com/, which has absolutely no other links or articles.  It just sits there all by it's lonely.  That's weird.

The closest I can come to tracking down the elusive Lauren Stephens is at an old Vote Smart page, which may or may not be, the Lauren Stephens in question. 

There's a lot of damaging Ted Cruz information in her "open letter."  As I asked earlier, "Is it true?"  I don't know.  There are plenty of links to follow, which I haven't had the time to do yet.

Why am I saying all of this, and why am I linking to an article that makes my spidey sense quiver?

Because it behooves each and everyone of us to do our due diligence with any information that is spewed out on the internet. 

All of the Republican candidates have their positions posted on their websites, and yet I see very little posted anywhere about those positions.  I've read Ted Cruz's tax plan, as well as Trumps.  I've even read Bernie Sanders tax plan (which is very scary.)  I've read their positions on immigration and healthcare.  There are points to like, and some things to not like, in every position.

As a counter to the linked article, let's listen to Ted Cruz defend his positions:





And here's Marco Rubio trashing Cruz:





If you live on the east coast - stay safe.

Friday, January 22, 2016

National Review blasts Trump with 22 negative articles by "leading conservatives"...w/Update

expect Trump's numbers to go up.

What the hell are they thinking? 

Other than Thomas Sowell, not one of these so-called conservatives even know what the word "conservative" means.  These people live in a bubble of their own making, where the middle class doesn't even exist for them.

Rich Lowery, the editor of National Review, starts off by saying in the following clip:
 "If you truly are a conservative, you believe in ideas and principles. It's not just attitudes.  It's just not who you dislike.  It's limited government. It's the constitution. It's liberty. Those are the things that truly make this country special."
He goes on to say:
"What we really need is for the government to be cut down to size, restored to its rightful role, and then focus on the really important things, like the borders, (hard to hear, but I think he said something about trade.)"
Elect a Democrat and the government becomes bigger and more intrusive.  Elect a Republican and the government gets bigger and more intrusive.

Who in their right mind thinks that the "really important things" should be ignored and shuffled off to the side until the "government is restored to its rightful role."

Yep.  That's how I run my life.  I put off all the important stuff to focus on restoring my dog's rightful role in the household.  Then, and only then, do I worry about putting out the fire that's burning down my house.

Who the hell do these elitist educated beyond their intelligence self proclaimed "conservative" snobs think they're talking to?   Do they really believe we're too stupid to make a decision on our own?  Do they not realize that they sound like every libtard, who also believe they are today's reigning all-knowing Gnostics?

I don't need the blatherings of Glenn Beck, Erik Erickson (really?), or Dana Loesch, to make a decision on who I'll vote for.  

Thanks to my friend, Lone Star Parson, for directing my attention to a very good article by Michael Brendan Dougherty,  How an obscure adviser to Pat Buchanan predicted the wild Trump campaign in 1996.

In the article he references Samuel Francis, an adviser to Pat Buchanan:

[S]ooner or later, as the globalist elites seek to drag the country into conflicts and global commitments, preside over the economic pastoralization of the United States, manage the delegitimization of our own culture, and the dispossession of our people, and disregard or diminish our national interests and national sovereignty, a nationalist reaction is almost inevitable and will probably assume populist form when it arrives. The sooner it comes, the better… [Samuel Francis in Chronicles]
Mr. Dougherty's closing paragraph sums it up nicely:
What so frightens the conservative movement about Trump's success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is. His campaign is a rebuke to their institutions. It says the Republican Party doesn't need all these think tanks, all this supposed policy expertise. It says look at these people calling themselves libertarians and conservatives, the ones in tassel-loafers and bow ties. Have they made you more free? Have their endless policy papers and studies and books conserved anything for you? These people are worthless. They are defunct. You don't need them, and you're better off without them.


And the most frightening thing of all — as Francis' advice shows — is that the underlying trend has been around for at least 20 years, just waiting for the right man to come along and take advantage.  I suggest you read the whole article
My comment over at LSP's:
That closing paragraph of Dougherty's says it all. These morons inside the beltway really believe we're all a bunch of dumb rubes who don't know which fork to use first. They are way underestimating the seething anger those of us in the middle are feeling.

I'm sick of the George "Weasel" Wills, Krauthammers, et al, who sit around spouting what they think is high-minded rhetoric, but is really nothing but word salads and nonsense syllables.

For me, the sight of tassel loafers and bow ties is like waving a red bandanna in the face of a bull.





Update:

More elitism on display



Thursday, January 21, 2016

I heard a rumor that Sarah Palin endorsed Trump...

my take away?

Who cares.

Millions of words being spewed over something that is really of no consequence.

Something to think about: 

It's interesting to see the number of sites that are coming down hard for Cruz or Trump.  Everyone needs to understand that in the end either Trump or Cruz will probably be the nominee.  Cruz is not the choir boy he's being portrayed as, and Trump is not necessarily an evil genius.  I don't trust either of them.  But, when it comes down to my vote next November, it will be for whoever wins the nomination. It's as simple as that.

It's going to snow on the east coast.  Well, it's winter.

A bunch of black people are not attending this year's Academy Awards since a bunch of black people didn't get nominations.  And we should care, why?

We're going to see the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi tomorrow. 

For those who may be interested, my seed orders have been placed, and my convection toaster oven will be delivered on Monday.

That's about all I can handle.










Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sean Hannity: Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., talks Trump...

interesting.

With almost a year to go before we cast ballots (which may, or may not, be counted - I'm cynical that way), the amount of hysteria over the GOP field is astonishing.  Not the entire field, just the recognized front runners - Trump and Cruz.  When was the last time you read an article about Christie, or even Jeb!?  I'll go refill my coffee cup while you're pondering that.

People picking winners or losers this early in the process may be in for some large surprises.  Personally, I don't care who gets elected as long as it's not Hillary Clinton.  I don't want to spend my last days before shuffling off this mortal coil looking at her ugly face and listening to her screeching voice. 




More:

Bunkerville:  College to spend a month in ‘Whiteness’ shaming

Alt Market:   The Daily Bell Interviews Brandon Smith Of Alt-Market

Kurt Schlichter:   We Are Sick of Paying the Price for Elitists to Feel Smug

Reaganite Republican:  Breitbart (and Drudge?) Being Paid BIG Bucks for Glowing Trump Coverage

Liberty's Torch:   Choruses Of Condemnation

MOTUS: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means


Parting Question:

In what world does a grown woman put stickers all over her face while trying to capture a selfie with a presidential candidate?

 
 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Democratic debate and some other stuff...

because it's Monday.

Watching a couple of socialists communists debating the fate of our country is something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.  When you hear someone say this election is pivotal, they're not exaggerating.  Make your choice wisely.

Frank and Fern have left the building.  
[...]The time has also come for us to say farewell. The condition of our world is such that, if you've been reading here long, you know our efforts are focused on completing projects that will hopefully make our lives a little easier when the collapse occurs. Time is precious and there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish the things we see as imperative to our survival. Thus, this will be our last article for the foreseeable future. read the rest
They will be missed.  Frank has said that he will leave the blog up so we may all access the archives.  There is a wealth of information and wisdom they have gifted us with.

A must read:

It's long, but read it anyway. I'll be re-reading it this afternoon. There's a lot to digest.

Tet, Take Two:
Islam’s 2016 European Offensive


 by Matthew Bracken
More than a decade ago I wrote my first novel, Enemies Foreign and Domestic. Part of my motivation was to establish my bona fides at forecasting social, political and military trends. I didn’t like the direction America was heading, and I wanted to warn as many readers as possible about some of the dangers I saw coming. At the end of 2015, I hope that my past success at prognostication will encourage people to pay heed to this essay.

As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars.

Two of these great social forces are currently allied in a de facto coalition against the third. They have forged an unwritten agreement to jointly murder the weakest of the three forces while it is in their combined power to do so. One of these two social forces would be content to share totalitarian control over large swaths of the globe with the other remaining social force. One of these social forces will never be satisfied until it achieves complete domination of the entire planet. So what are these three great social forces? They are Islam, international socialism, and nationalism.

Allow me to explain the salient aspects of each, and how they relate to the coming 2016 cataclysm.  read the rest

A decision made:

Should I, or shouldn't I, get a toaster oven?  Buying a big ticket item is simple for me.  Buying a $200.00, or even a $1.00 item, involves endless research, thought, planning, and consultations.  After many weeks of pondering I have decided to get a toaster oven.

It doesn't make sense to heat up a full size oven when you're cooking for two people.

The one I've picked out is the Cuisinart® Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven, available at Costco for $219.00. The same oven at Amazon runs about $40.00 more.

I'm thinking that the savings on electricity over about 1 1/2 years should pay for it.

I really am not happy about adding an item to my counter top, but I think the convenience will make up for that.  Plus, I have counter area that I rarely use for anything else.  The toaster that lives in the cupboard will be going to the thrift store.

Features:
1875 Watts, 15 Cooking Functions, Interior Light, Door Sensor, Exact Heat™ Technology, Always Even™ Toast Shade Control, Includes: 13" pizza stone, 2 cooking racks, 9" x 13" baking pan and broiling pan 
As Promised:






 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sean Hannity: Post Debate interview with Donald Trump, Ben Carson, FOX Business GOP Debate Post Debate Analysis...

I like Sean Hannity.

Sean asks good questions and stays out of the way of the answers. 

The debate?  I have opinions, but they shall remain mine.  I did enjoy the show and thought everyone did a good job (except for flappy hands Kasich.)




About Maria Bartiromo:

I thought she did a great job.  On a personal level I found her makeup to be horrendously bad, her hair not good,  and something is up with her lips being a bit puffy.

That being said, I think she's really quite cute, and somehow very appealing. 




Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Disconnected Electorate... w/Update

how many of them vote?

Most of the people in North Idaho, in particular the older citizens, are politically aware and very conservative.  We have a few libtards roaming about, but they are a lonely bunch, and we treat them as curiosities.

I didn't watch the SOTU because I was attending the second session of a seminar on how to get your book published.  The presenter is a "local" published author.  I have "local" in quotes because he is a transplant to our area.  A very nice fellow, who has held a myriad of exciting and diverse jobs.

Last night, the subject of character names was broached - mainly on how to avoid stepping on someone's toes, or getting sued for libel or plagiarism.

He said he runs a quick search on the internet to ascertain whether his names are good to go.  You can imagine our surprise when he used one of his character names as an example, which turned out to be Harry Reid.  He discovered that there was a fairly well-known person with that name.  It seems, as he said, this person was "some sort of politician or something."

I would say about three quarters of the audience glanced at each other signaling a "huh?" with our eyes.  We, who are tuned into the political and social machinations bubbling in our country, and, indeed, the world, were stunned to discover someone who didn't have a clue who Harry Reid was.

This is a man, clearly well into his middle years, who is so disconnected from politics, that I doubt he even votes.  Next week, I will find a way to ask him that very question.

I wonder how many people in this country are this disconnected?

SOTU

As I said, I didn't watch it, and have no intention of polluting my mind or wasting my time by looking at it now.  I understand he took some veiled pot-shots at Trump. Seriously?  A sitting president of the USA, while supposedly addressing the citizens about the state of the union, talking trash about someone running for the nomination of the opposing party?  Has this happened before?  Inquiring minds want to know.

And to make it even weirder, Nikki Haley, giving the GOP rebuttal, joined in on the Trump bashing.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley defended her response to Tuesday’s State of the Union, confirming to TODAY’s Matt Lauer she was referring to Donald Trump as one of the “angriest voices” she mentioned.
“Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk,” she told Matt in an interview Wednesday…
Haley said that launching a full-scale partisan attack on Obama is not her style: “That’s not me.”
While she blamed the the president for dividing the nation “in ways we’ve never seen before” on issues including the economy, education and national security, Haley said Republicans also need “to look in the mirror” and own up for their role in the nation’s failures.

Something about Trump has all these elitist politicians scared to death.


More:

Steve McCann at American Thinker:  Who is Donald Trump?

Update:

Donald Trump reacts to Obama's State of the Union jab





Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Project Veritas: Undercover Common Core Vid: Exec Says "I hate kids...it's all about the money"...

and millions of people get up every morning and send their children to be propagandized by these horrible people.

By the time their "education" is complete, their children will be raging entitled libtards, who demand "safe spaces" in college, and will face a future of staggering debt while serving coffee at Starbucks. 

Don't miss what she has to say about home schoolers, which is essentially, "You didn't go to school to learn how to teach, so just leave the matter to "professionals."  You may correctly infer that to mean  parents are too stupid to teach their children.  A typical arrogant libtard.

Someone needs to enlighten her to the fact that education majors score well below average on their SAT's.  

Even CBS gets it:   Here's The Nation's Easiest College Major

Any parent who thinks that they can overcome the damage done by the state run propaganda machine called public school, did not get enough protein in their breakfast.  These people have control of your child for up to 8 hours per day.  The amount of propaganda heaped into the little snowflakes skull during those hours is not going to be overcome by a ten minute chat in the evening.

From YouTube:
Published on Jan 12, 2016
In this shocking explosive video of this new series about Common Core, a senior Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt sales executive says she hates kids and the textbook manufacturers prefer profits to the needs of school children across America.




Monday, January 11, 2016

PBS: Ted Cruz and His Father are Satanic...

during the "PBS News Hour," host Judy Woodruff heard David Brooks and David Corn refer to Ted Cruz and his father Raphael as "Satanic."

I'm always asking myself, "Who listens to these people?"
 




Saturday, January 9, 2016

Baltimore Sun Tricia Bishop: I'm More Afraid of Legal Gun Owners Than I Am of Criminals with Guns...

says the dumbest person to ever hold a job as a "journalist."

When I started this post there were about 398 comments (all negative) on her op-ed. The number is down to about 321 now.  The Baltimore Sun has deleted all comments that referenced  Ms Bishop's arrest for DUI back in 2004.


 Do you know the gun owners in your circle?
We need a searchable database of gun owners online that we can consult before arranging play dates.

Tricia and her husband
Here's a few tidbits from her op-ed: emphasis mine

It's inevitable when my husband and I visit family these days that the subject of violence in Baltimore comes up. Often, I'm the one who raises it. But when it came up last week on a trip to see my parents in Georgia, I got my back up. I thought of the 11-hour drive south and the billboards we passed along I-81 boasting guns for sale ("A Glock for Christmas"!), and of the story my brother-in-law, who lives in Florida, told of a neighbor stopping by to shoot the breeze in his suburban driveway, a handgun holstered at the man's waist as their kids played nearby.
Yep, nothing more dangerous than a holstered gun when kids are nearby. Never know when it will jump out of that holster and start mowing down innocent children. 
   I'm less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore, I declared as we discussed the issue, than I am by those permitted gun owners. I know how to stay out of the line of Baltimore's illegal gunfire; I have the luxury of being white and middle class in a largely segregated city that reserves most of its shootings for poor, black neighborhoods overtaken by "the game."
You just don't get more racist than that, now do you?  Baltimore reserves most if its shootings for poor, black neighborhoods?  Does that mean that legal gun owners are swooping into the poor black neighborhoods and gunning down innocent black people?  Guess what, Tricia, you don't have to engage your white privilege by living in a safe yuppie neighborhood with your pansy-assed whiter than white husband, Scott Calvert, who writes for the Wall Street Journal.  If you feel that strongly, how about you move to one of those poor black neighborhoods to show your solidarity with those poor people who have been taken over by "the game."  What the hell does "the game" even mean?  
And so, as President Barack Obama announced plans this week to tighten background checks for gun buyers and increase gun tracking and research, I thought, that's all well and good, but how about adding something immediately useful: a gun owner registry available to the public online — something like those for sex offenders. I'm not equating gun owners with predatory perverts, but the model is helpful here; I want a searchable database I can consult to find out whether my kid can have a play date at your house.
Are you going to check if they have a pool, some knives in the kitchen, a hammer, or if their electric outlets are child proofed?   How about you just ask them instead of requiring everyone's personal data to be spewed all over the internet?  You won't ask because you know that would mean everyone would know what a clueless fool you are.  And whoever coined the term "play date" should be banned from ever having kids.  
[...]Before the 33 percent of U.S. households containing a gun (half of which don't secure them) gets too worked up, they should know that it would likely include many of my relatives and their friends. My parents grew up in small town Minnesota, and hunting was a regular part of their lives before they left for other states, and it still is for many they know. My folks were taught how to handle guns and use them safely. But that doesn't do much to allay my fears; it's the simple presence of the weapon in the home and the possibilities it presents that terrify me. read the rest

While reading the over 300 comments (100% negative), I learned a new word - hoplophobia, a political neologism coined by retired American military officer Jeff Cooper as a pejorative to describe an "irrational aversion to weapons." It is also used to describe the "fear of firearms" or the "fear of armed citizens."

I also learned about the Dunning-Kruger effect which is  a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is.  I would say that covers just about every libtard I've ever met, and certainly fits Ms Bishop.

Ms Bishop should offer thanks to her higher power that the poor blacks in Baltimore are, for the most part, functionally illiterate and can't read her op-ed.  She has placed herself on the top of the list for places that are safe to rob. 

Tricia Bishop is The Sun's deputy editorial page editor. Her column runs every other Friday. Her email is tricia.bishop@baltsun.com; Twitter: @triciabishop.



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Baltimore: Row Houses Gone Rogue...

to be torn down.

Compliments of the taxpayers.

Let's not forget that in 2009 the city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.  source

By 2014 the feds were demanding a bunch of that money back since no one seemed to know where it went.  

From Baltimore Sun Jan 5, 2016 (emphasis mine)
Calling Baltimore's abandoned row houses "hotbeds for crime," Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced a nearly $700 million plan to tear down thousands of vacant buildings and replace them with new developments — a level of investment in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods some say is unprecedented.

In Sandtown-Winchester, where Freddie Gray grew up, the governor joined Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in pledging $94 million over four years to demolish 4,000 vacant properties citywide and $600 million in subsidies to encourage redevelopment.

The money — most of which will come from the state — will allow a fourfold increase in the demolition of vacant city properties, followed by major new funding to rebuild.
"I don't recall there was ever an infusion of this magnitude," said M.J. "Jay" Brodie, who shepherded redevelopment in Baltimore under four mayors. "This is a great moment for the city. Take advantage of the moment. This is unlikely to happen again."


The Republican governor and Democratic mayor — who have publicly sparred at times — vowed to work together.

Hogan called Baltimore the "core" of Maryland.

"As I walked the streets of this city, people were repeatedly calling out and begging us to help do something about the blight that is all around them," Hogan said. "We have heard your calls for action... I'm a guy on a mission who wants to get things done."
 Now there's a solution that's never been tried before.  Tear down a bunch of houses that the current residents trashed, and build them brand new ones which they can trash.

And exactly where are these innocent victims of rogue row houses going to go?  If Baltimore is like many other large cities, these section 8 people will be living right next to you, because no one in their right mind would rebuild anything where these houses are going to be torn down.

Are they poor?  Being poor has never stopped people from not throwing trash around or sweeping a sidewalk. It certainly hasn't stopped these people from shooting each other, pumping themselves full of drugs, or burning down buildings.

By the time the Democrat honchos of Baltimore get their cut of the 700 million, there won't be a dime left to do anything.  But, that's the plan, isn't it?






 More:

 Baltimore Sun Jan 5, 2016:  City schools receive federal grant to help recovery after trauma of April unrest

Nox and Friends:  Judge Judy and the Truth about “Public Assistance”



Here's what some of the row houses looked like in 1940.  Notice all the trash?  Yeah, I didn't either.

"Row houses, Baltimore, June 1940." Medium format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. H/T Shorpey.com




Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Obama's gun grab...

from law abiding citizens.

Does he really think it's going to stop the gang-bangers who creep about the lower denizens of Baltimore, Cleveland, and Chicago from getting guns?

Does he also really think these people, mostly black, are going to go to a gun show and buy a gun and submit to a background check?

I guarantee you that the people who scream the loudest about the so-called "gun show loophole" have never, ever been to a gun show.

How about this:

If you receive social security and have someone else manage your money you will be put on a no-buy list.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) said in a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee that it plans to add some recipients to the federal gun background check system, effectively barring them from legally purchasing firearms.

The letter was in response to the committee’s concern over a Los Angeles Times report that Social Security was planning to add millions of beneficiaries, those who have designated somebody else to manage their finances, to the National Instant Background Check System (NICS). The letter, which came a week after the committee had requested a response from the agency, said that while SSA is considering adding some recipients to NICS, they do not plan to add every recipient who has designated another party to manage their finances.  source
And this:
The Obama administration announced during a conference call with reporters Monday evening that the president's upcoming executive order may require somebody selling even a single firearm to obtain a Federal Firearms License. source
 I can see it now.  DeShawn and  Qualeek filling out the forms to acquire a FFL.  Oh, wait - they're functionally illiterate and can't fill out the form. 

Think I'm focusing too much on blacks?  Facts don't lie.  The majority of gun violence is perpetrated by blacks. It's as simple as that.

Mentally ill?

Ever taken an antidepressant?  If you haven't, you're a rare animal in today's over medicated populace. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic.
"Often when people talk about health conditions they're talking about chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes," Dr. St. Sauver stated in a Mayo Clinic press release.

"However, the second most common prescription was for antidepressants -- that suggests mental health is a huge issue and is something we should focus on. And the third most common drugs were opioids, which is a bit concerning considering their addicting nature." source
There's a very good chance your doctor will report you, because he doesn't want the liability if you go bonkers and kill someone.

I predict an even larger surge in gun sales.  All those gun show dealers are very, very happy right now.






Monday, January 4, 2016

Chilling: Abortion providers joke about disposing of the babies...

what the hell is wrong with these people??

No, really.  What the hell is wrong with these people?  They joke about incinerating or otherwise disposing of babies.

This does not please God.

How can a person, made in the image and likeness of God, be turned into a "disposal" problem?






Obama and his daughter Malia...

am I the only one who finds these pictures creepy? 

Obama and Malia at the Honolulu Zoo.  The other daughter?  The wife?









Sunday, January 3, 2016

Full Interview: Trump on Face the Nation...





Trey Gowdy: Why I'm Backing Marco Rubio...

interesting.

Count me among those who are not shocked by Trey Gowdy supporting Rubio.

Marco Rubio would not be the worse thing that ever happened to this country.

Hillary Clinton would be the worse thing that could happen to this country.

I don't think Rubio has a chance at the nomination.

But, that's just me.

And what's with those ties?  The pink one is hiding something or another, and the green one harkens back to The Exorcist.  The sleeveless dress?  No comment.  Okay, just one - it's ugly.