October 29, 2015
CNBC Republican Debate
I forgot to watch it. LOL!
You Will Never Find A More Wretched Hive.....
The rise of comments sections coincided with the rise of another high-minded idea: the Crowd. If TED talks from the early 2010s are to be believed, the Crowd was set to revolutionise government, end poverty, and cure cancer. In an age when the Crowd was going to fix the world’s problems, it stood to reason that they should fix public discourse as well.
But the era of Silicon Valley-led optimism is over, at least for the journalists and publications that once eagerly reported on it. Today, the tone is misanthropic, not utopian, and the Crowd – at least as it appears in the comment boxes – is portrayed not as saviour, but as a sort of barbarous horde at the gates of politically-correct progressive society.
“Vibrant online communities? Or cesspits of abuse?”
September 29, 2015
Condell The Invasion of Europe
Hat Tip: Counter-Revoutionary.
September 08, 2015
Kim Davis Freed From Jail
My personal opinion is that as an elected official she must issue the licences. But if she refuses then she must be impeached or recalled and another official elected or appointed.
The Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs about gay couples says that "all has been well" upon her release from jail on contempt charges.Those crazy bogoted Right Wing... No wait!
Those were the only comments Rowan County clerk Kim Davis made Tuesday afternoon outside the jail. She smiled and appeared to be crying as she stood next to lawyer Mat Staver and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Huckabee and fellow candidate Ted Cruz had planned jailhouse visits before Davis was ordered released.
Staver says Davis is loyal to God and her job. But he says she won't violate her conscience and argues that the licenses issued by her office in her absence are invalid. He says she cannot allow her name to be associated with something that conflicts with God's definition of marriage.
August 24, 2015
Sandcrawler PSA: Satan Loves Dead Babies
Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook.Also there is no prohibition against abortion under Islam until four months. Coincidence?
The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."
August 07, 2015
Debate The Debates (Limit Four Insults Per Candidate)
The full debate is below we need to get Carly Fiorina out of the Happy Hour and in the full scrum.
(*** Town Hall! Freedom! Democracy! Copyright! ***)
But then again its the Beeb saying Trump won and if you recall they were also hoping the Confederacy would win the Civil War. So you can remind your UK friends of that..... but I digress.
Anyway, let the conspiracy theories, recriminations and insults begin!
*If you exceed four insults per candidate you are like totally BANNED!
July 29, 2015
Dear: Chris Christe
fictional Christie administration, addressing the nation’s dope smokers and grass fiends directly.Heh, fictional Christie administration.
“If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” said Christie at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire today, Bloomberg reports. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.”
“If you want to change the marijuana laws, go ahead and change the national marijuana laws,” he added.
Of course, like any good conservative, Christie has previously advocated for states’ rights—an advocacy that apparently stops at actual conflicts between state and federal law.
Very fictional, and becoming more a fiction living in Governor Christe's imagination every day.
July 28, 2015
And So it Begins
The Other McCain: So I’ve never been a fan of Trump-as-politician, but what the Daily Beast has done is as distasteful as a protective tariff: Resurrected a two-decade-old claim by Trump’s ex-wife Ivana that he “raped” her in 1989. This claim was made in their divorce and published in a 1993 book.Ivana released a statement in response to the story.
So what? When a rich man’s wife divorces him, she always accuses him of awful things. It’s a shakedown: “Give me the money I want or I’ll drag your name through the mud and make an ugly spectacle of it.”
Who knows if it’s true? And who cares? Ivana got her money and Trump moved on with his life. It’s over. Ancient history.
Update 7/28/15 9:50 AM: Ivana Trump released a statement Tuesday morning to CNN.Another plus for Mr. Trump would be that if he appointed their daughter Ivanka to a top cabinet position.
"I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president."
I mean she'd be smarter than half of DC put together. Not to mention.....
A damn sight more productive than our last female Secretary of State John Kerry.
You must choose.
July 27, 2015
This is Unfreaking American
So this leaves me wondering who called? I'm reasonable sure it wasn't the Baptists.
This can not, must not be allowed to stand. After all Bar B Que existed in this continent before white or black people. Its an American Indian invention.
So anyone against Bar-B-Q can hop their racist ass right back across the pond.
July 06, 2015
Jawa Primer: More Tips on Insults
Yeah you won't change anyone's mind by insulting them, but where is the fun in that?
July 03, 2015
Reconstruction at 150
In April I wrote a small post mentioning the 150th anniversary of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant marking the beginning of the end of the Confederacy.
It was a small post, a simple post. The anniversary passed without much notice across America. Not a lot attention was given in the press either. And at the time it seemed appropriate, after all the issues of the Civil War seemed at the time distant even irrelevant . America was whole and the President was a mixed race Black Man. We all seemed at the time all too eager to forget the War Between the States and move on to the more pressing issues of the modern day.
There were of course related issues of race and politics in America as there has always been. But those debates were devoid of the Civil War and the aftermath of a Nation ripped apart by those issues a century and half earlier. Surely the issues of today were unrelated to such a bygone era.
But then a psychopathic murderer who used the Confederate flag murdered nine innocent black men and women in of all places a church in an attempt to rekindle a race war.
Since then the debate about Confederate heritage and White supremacy has been the subject of a lot of discussion. Vox has suggested that even the American Revolution was a mistake. Who knew that there were still such Loyalist sentiments in America 239 years after we parted with King George?
The accusations against Southern White Males and the heritage of the Confederate flag echo resoundingly around the country and people of all political stripes seem all too content to relegate the Stars and Bars to the dustbin of history.
Rejection Of Flag Exposes Larger Truths About The ConfederacyIf not Jefferson Davis specifically then should we honor the Confederate legacy?
You don't learn anything from driving the Jefferson Davis Highway about Jefferson Davis except that he was a great man and should be honored. And it's precisely that last little bit - should be honored - that we need to take away from him.
LOEWEN: Yes. He did commit treason on behalf of slavery and white supremacy. Do we really want to name things for somebody who did those two things?
The charges of being pro-slavery and for white supremacy could be a charge just as easily leveled at the State of Illinois and any number of Northern states. Yes our textbooks and many of the articles being written are wrong in that they portray that the North was fighting against White Supremacy and for the equal rights of blacks. Blacks in Illinois didn't get the vote until five years after the end of the civil war and segregation didn't end there until 1874. Prior to the civil war Slaves worked the fields of free state of Illinois and even Abraham Lincoln represented Slave Owners in attempts to recover fugitive slaves.
Many in the industrial North liked the idea of free blacks, they were still paid slave wages without all the pesky responsibilities of ownership such as providing housing and looking after their welfare. Once they penance of pay was distributed the lives of those black people in their segregated ghettos were of no concern. Were they less racist than Southern whites. Maybe in their opposition to the peculiar institution but overall, no.
The second thing that seems to be getting mixed up is that somehow Republicans were carrying the banner of the Confederacy. While the fact is that Republicans, the radical ones, gave blacks more rights in reconstructed South than they had in many of the so called northern free states.
Outrage in the North over these codes eroded support for the approach known as Presidential Reconstruction and led to the triumph of the more radical wing of the Republican Party. During Radical Reconstruction, which began in 1867, newly enfranchised blacks gained a voice in government for the first time in American history, winning election to southern state legislatures and even to the U.S. Congress. In less than a decade, however, reactionary forces–including the Ku Klux Klan–would reverse the changes wrought by Radical Reconstruction in a violent backlash that restored white supremacy in the South.So if every single person of that era was tainted in some way by slavery or racism why honor them or their flags?
By 1876, only Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina were still in Republican hands. In the contested presidential election that year, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes reached a compromise with Democrats in Congress: In exchange for certification of his election, he acknowledged Democratic control of the entire South. The Compromise of 1876 marked the end of Reconstruction as a distinct period,
Why don't we just state that everyone is equal and forget that whole nastiness?
Because our failure to do so, our failure to remember that the work of reconstruction is never finished results in what we had in Charleston over the summer. (maked note of the irony of Lincoln practicing in Charleston Ill and the events in Charleston SC)
Reconstruction of our nation has been hard work. Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act we are still wrestling with the task of keeping our Union. Of settling the differences between all the disparate groups in our nation. The melting pot requires a burner. A continuous effort to create and maintain a more perfect union between all our peoples, White, Black, Native, North and South, East and West.
Brig. Gen. Joshua L. ChamberlainSo I'm a damned Yankee so I never display the Confederate Flag. I always felt it tacky for a Northerner to fly it as we have not claim to that heritage save the Copperheads and I'm not a Democrat so I can't claim that one either.The momentous meaning of this occasion impressed me deeply. I resolved to mark it by some token of recognition, which could be no other than a salute of arms. Well aware of the responsibility assumed, and of the criticisms that would follow, as the sequel proved, nothing of that kind could move me in the least. The act could be defended, if needful, by the suggestion that such a salute was not to the cause for which the flag of the Confederacy stood, but to its going down before the flag of the Union. My main reason, however, was one for which I sought no authority nor asked forgiveness. Before us in proud humiliation stood the embodiment of manhood: men whom neither toils and sufferings, nor the fact of death, nor disaster, nor hopelessness could bend from their resolve; standing before us now, thin, worn, and famished, but erect, and with eyes looking level into ours, waking memories that bound us together as no other bond;—was not such manhood to be welcomed back into a Union so tested and assured? Instructions had been given; and when the head of each division column comes opposite our group, our bugle sounds the signal and instantly our whole line from right to left, regiment by regiment in succession, gives the soldier's salutation, from the "order arms" to the old "carry"—the marching salute. Gordon at the head of the column, riding with heavy spirit and downcast face, catches the sound of shifting arms, looks up, and, taking the meaning, wheels superbly, making with himself and his horse one uplifted figure, with profound salutation as he drops the point of his sword to the boot toe; then facing to his own command, gives word for his successive brigades to pass us with the same position of the manual,—honor answering honor. On our part not a sound of trumpet more, nor roll of drum; not a cheer, nor word nor whisper of vain-glorying, nor motion of man standing again at the order, but an awed stillness rather, and breath-holding, as if it were the passing of the dead!
But the reason we honor, if not the cause of the Confederacy, the men fought and died it that losing effort is for the sake of the nation as whole.
Like it or not they are part of us now as Mr. Chamberlain noted. The reason we carry on with the work of reconstruction is the terrible and abhorrent cost of the alternative. Men for both North and South died on the battlefield to settle issues that we failed to solved in the democratic process.
Our failure to solve these issues peacefully not only cost hundreds of thousands their lives on both sides. It nearly cost us our nation.
Those men died to settle the issue on the battlefield. They fought with honor and surrendered with honor. Even if we feel their cause was less than honorable the ultimate guilt rests with our failure to solve the issues outside the theater of war.
So maybe this Foutth of July we should take just a moment to remember this flag.
"Surrender flag of the Civil War by Matthew Bisanz" by 'Matthew G. Bisanz. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Surrender_flag_of_the_Civil_War_by_Matthew_Bisanz.JPG#/media/File:Surrender_flag_of_the_Civil_War_by_Matthew_Bisanz.JPG
General Lee surrendered with Honor to General Grant. Since that time how many Southern Boys have died not in service to the Stars and Bars but to the Stars and Stripes? In Normandy, The Philippines, Vietnam. In the service of a new nation. Not the same as the one before but one more mature. One who knows the terrible cost of failures of democracy.
Shortly after the Civil War a man named John Wilkes Booth brought dishonor to the South and Surrender of the Confederacy by murdering President Lincoln.
Lee surrendered to stop the war, to stop the death. Likewise Grant dispensed mercy and wisdom as the first act of welcoming out brothers back into the fold.
This year in Charleston South Carolina another man dishonored the South, the
Confederate flag, dishonored every Confederate and Union soldier who died to settle the issues that we could get past on the battlefield.
If we forget this, if we stop the work of reconstruction and reconciliation, If we stop showing mercy and brotherhood to our fellow citizens, if we fail to work out our problems in a peaceful manner, then we are doomed to send another generation to die on the battlefield for our failure.
Recent events concern me, that rather than forgetting more of our heritage the problem is we're not remembering enough. Forgetting the Confederacy may also result in us forgetting the terrible terrible cost at which this nation was redeemed.
July 02, 2015
Video See disarmNYPD LOSERS and Pinko Commie Journalist RUN!
But those plans changed abruptly when a crowd of bikers and veterans came out to counter protest.
As TheBlaze reporter Oliver Darcy reported firsthand, the group of patriots flocked to Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, waiting for the radical “Disarm NYPD” group to arrive. While most urged for peace, several bikers threatened violence toward anyone who would burn the American flag.
“We’re here to f*** up tiny liberal punks,” a biker who refused to identify himself told TheBlaze
After they ran they attempted to burn a flag but it was saved by the dude at the end of this video.
Thank you good sir.
You know there is a place for pinko commies, the president there called Raul its an easy swim. Go for it. Shit floats.
June 24, 2015
Lies Damned Lies and Statistics
Today they NYT's engages in creative statistics in order to prove that anti government and white supremacists are more dangerous than Islamic Radicals.
In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants.The first slight of hand is to start the count on September 12th 2001.
But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims: 48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New America, a Washington research center.
Because in order to manipulate the percentages the first thing you have to do is get rid of the 3000 killed on September 11th. The easiest say to turn a lie into a damned lie is to place some arbitrary limit that excludes the numbers that refute your damned lie, label it an anomaly. While including any supporting anomalies.
But even given the NYT's manipulation it turns out that 54% of the deaths were from Islamic radicals. Muslims in general comprise about .9% of the US population.
That leaves 35% of all domestic terrorist deaths committed by .9% of the population.
Whereas the remaining 99.1 percent of the population only accountable for 64% percent of the deaths.
Clearly when looking at percentage of deaths compared to the size of the population Islamic terrorists are the most dangerous.
Take the timeline back one day and they are clearly way more dangerous per individual.
Even if you take assumptions of the study here at face value Islamic Terror shows itself to be an especially violent problem. Way out of proportion to the population of Muslims.
June 16, 2015
Looks what America really needs for President is a huge asshole. I mean one mean ass shrewd bastard who doesn't really give a crap for anything other than making sure its the OTHER GUY taking it up the ass.
For that reason we hereby endorse Donald Trump's entry into the presidential field.
Because sometimes you need a President who is a huge dick.
Donald Nuke The Bastards Right Up The Ass Trump 2016!
Or you can vote for Hillary, Or did Hillary pay Trump to get in?
What is the play on this, who does trump take more votes from. I'm guessing the Republicans, if so then its good news for Hillary, which is bad news for America.
And I don't think Trump can pull it off. Maybe. I dunno.
February 18, 2015
Yes Virginia ISIS is Evil
Understanding that we are not evil makes it easier to identify evil elsewhere and to combat it effectively. When we accept the falsehood that everyone is equally bad, and, therefore, we have no right or obligation to interfere with atrocities occurring elsewhere in the world, we facilitate the development and growth of groups such as ISIS....There are onmly a few question left, will we do what is required to defeat ISIS utterly, or will we waste more time in self defeating introspection.
...This is a critical time in the history of the world, and we must clear our heads and think logically about the consequences of underestimating the threat posed by a host of Islamic terrorist groups. It is clear that they have a plan that they believe will yield a victory in their quest for world domination. Some in our country are arrogant enough to believe such a goal is preposterous. Others believe our time has come and gone, and resistance is useless.
Both of these beliefs are absolutely wrong...
The last question is: Are there enough people left here who actually care enough to make it happen. Or have we become so self absorbed to the point that we ignore threats to an extent that leads to out own self destruction.
Or will we whip out our selfie stick during our sale at the Sharia Kuffar Slave Market?
February 04, 2015
FOX Serves ISIS Video of Jordanian Pilot
And allegations from so called analysts who say to show the video aids ISIS. In other words the Analysts think only they are good enough to know what terrorists really do. Screw the rabble, they don't deserve the truth.
To be sure there is always a conflict between helping terrorists by showing their propaganda and also working against terrorist propaganda here at Jawa Report.
On the one hand you don't want to help ISIS. But on the other hand the media will tell you that Tom Fox, Daniel Pearl and countless other westerneers and Muslims were murdered or beheaded but NEVER before has an MSM outlet shown the unvarnished truth to the public about what is actually in terrorist propaganda. The media has never shown the general public just how evil these people really are.
We ran the video and still have it available by request. For one reason. I can look at the request and if the request is from a person who appears to be a terrorist supporter, his request goes unanswered. Otherwise the request is approved. I do this for one reason, so that people can see the truth. Would you say Jordan was aiding ISIS when it showed the video to the family of the murdered pilot? Of course you wouldn't.
Who knows, if the media had spent its time showing the truth of what al-Qaeda and the Taliban were really about instead of bashing BushHitler. Possibly, just maybe people would know the truth of the absolute barbarity of Islamic Terrorists.
If people had been show the truth to start with rather than the press engaging in the partisan political bickering, we would not be having this discussion today. Because I believe that if the public knew the truth of the matter, the wars would have gotten the proper support. By now AQ, the Taliban and their spin offs would have long ago been send to the dustbin of history.
So at Jawa Report we intend to continue to do two things.
One, work against terrorist media as we can. We know its an uphill battle but its one we won't quit.
Two, make the contents of terrorist propaganda available to loyal citizens of any and all political persuasions on a case by case basis so they can make informed judgments about the war on Islamic terrorists.
Its my assertion that when people see the absolute barbarity and evil contained in these productions, they will fight against that evil.
So the blood of the Jordanian pilot is not only on ISIS' hands, its on the hands of the liberal media who not only hid the truth from the public for so long, they hid it for partisan political gain.
*(I'm not even a FOXNEWS fan, mainly because that prick O'Reilly blew us off on the Samir Kahn and Jihad Jane stories. What an asshole.
But Megyn Kelly, Jawas dig her.)
December 26, 2014
Open and Honest Blogging From A NYC City Cop
The innovation of the Blogsphere was open and honest discussion, of course that was back during the days of horse drawn routers.
Every single day at work I encounter real bad guys. And guess what? They know they’ve won. They know we are hesitant. That fear is gone. Now that fear is in us. I have two little kids at home. I’m gonna leave them parentless for what? A city that hates me? Condemns me? Leave my spouse a single parent for a city that spits on me? It’s not worth it anymore.Read the rest.
October 28, 2014
Bill Maher? Racist Bigot? Really?
Sometimes the left is unaware of just how silly they actually are, so they double down on stupid.
“There is a cancer of extremism within Islam today,” Zakaria wrote. “A small minority of Muslims celebrates violence and intolerance and harbors deeply reactionary attitudes toward women and minorities. While some confront these extremists, not enough do so, and the protests are not loud enough.”Get that the dangerous thing is truth. Because if we just pretend Islamic Terrorists don't exist maybe they won't chop off our heads and we can go about our lives blissfully unaware of the Genocide of Kurds and Yazidis. I mean surely they won't come for us, ya know.
He was defending remarks made by famously liberal comedian and noted critic of organized religion, Bill Maher. The host of HBO’s Real Time, a formerly celebrated figure on the left, has found himself the target of shaming for noting that the Islamic world is too accommodating to those who engage in illiberal practices like violence against women or the beheading of kafir. He further made the unimpeachable observation that wayward young people have taken to executing attacks on civilians in places like Ottawa, London, and New York City in the name of this religion. For this, over 2,500 students at the University of California, Berkeley, have demanded that the heretic Maher not be allowed to address the campus’s students.
“Bill Maher is a blatant bigot and racist who has no respect for the values UC Berkeley students and administration stand for,” read a petition on Change.org demanding Maher’s ostracism. “In a time where climate is a priority for all on campus, we cannot invite an individual who himself perpetuates a dangerous learning environment.”
The world and everything in it belong Allah (god) and his last messenger MohommadSAAW plus the Mumminen pic.twitter.com/xn2kH0GZSd— AbdulRahman Baghdadi (@BakerBahgdadi) October 28, 2014
Nahh, surely not.
October 23, 2014
Sandcrawler PSA: Save the Trees
Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.”
James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group.
March 04, 2014
Remember Back When We Didn't Want Russia Peace-Keeping in Syria
Good times, its worked out so well don't you think?
I for one was always for Russia doing its job in former USSR clients like Syria.
Now the Russians are in Crimea at the invitation of the Crimean Parliament. I've noticed that although they are showing force, Russian troops so far have been well behaved. No one has been killed and the predicted bloodbath has not occurred. Insomuch as they act in support of Crimean authorities when requested but otherwise only protect Russian assets and interests in the region I'm failing to see the problem.
Of course Putin is acting strongly, the main problem the west has with it is that it shows their lack of influence and power in that region. A region where we've never had any power or influence to start with.
Look, in winter all Russia's northern ports are frozen in, so the Black Sea ports at Sevastopol and other places are of serious national interest to Russia. Russia is to be an ally of the west, share and work for some of the same interests as the west. We need to treat then as such. Lord knows they have a serious Sunni extremist terrorist problem that even reached our shores last year in Boston.
Given we all have many common interests and we've welcomed Russia into the league of civilized nations since the fall of the Soviet Union, we'd be well served to work with them and issue statements of support rather than the saber rattling John Kerry and the Obama administration have been doing. Its more of Obama's knee jerk reaction to being shown to be limp wristed and weak in the leadership department than anything else.
Ukraine is going through a transition, a move away from Russian influence that had tipped just a bit too far for Ukrainian comfort. But Ukraine can never totally leave the orbit of Russian influence due to the fact they are neighbors any more than Ukraine can isolate itself from European influence. Its a crossroads of the east/west culture. In so much as the West and Russia can work together to bring stabilizing influences to this transition, this is a good thing.
Ukraine can expect little if any help from the west as far as boots on the ground in Ukraine, if Ukraine can keep stability in the north and prevent bloodshed as the transition is ongoing, more power to them. The more the Crimeans with Russian support can do the same in the south, the better.
What we all need to work for is an orderly democratic solution over time that allows Ukraine's national interest to be observed and all a parties to bring their concerns to the table in an open and honest fashion. After all that WAS the goal, the future we hoped for after the fall of the USSR.
Attempting to push Russia's influence and assistance out of these matters because Obama sucks at foreign policy just highlights that Obama sucks at foreign policy.
If Russia acts badly we need to quietly send the message to Russia that its acting badly, publicly scolding Russia in an area we have no business, let alone any power or influence to back up a public scolding is folly. While in public praising what they are doing right.
Privately: "We recognize your interests in Crimea but could you be a bit more subtle about it."
*Publicly: "Although Russian forces are in Crimea Putin has shown remarkable restraint and we're pleased that to this point the result has not been more bloodshed. We hope Russia can continue to show restraint and help bring about a peaceful resolution while respecting the concerns of all sides in the matter."
See, this isn't so hard.
We didn't want Russia to assist Syria, its former client, in helping keep the peace and stop its civil war from spinning out of control. Now instead of us looking out for protesters and minorities who wanted to see their rights taken into account look at what we have at present in Syria. Assad didn't go and its a destructive civil war, a country destroyed. Taken from a Middle Eastern vacation state and transformed into another Afghanistan. A failed state with its heritage in ruins, no end in sight.
A better result with Russian help might have been a preserved Syria that would be better not only for the Baathists that rule but for the rest of Syria.
Now since Ukraine there is little or no hope of directing Russia's influence back to Syria to push Assad to dispose of his chemical weapons. Russia will do little now in Syria except supply arms to the regime, it has time and attention for little else.
Rather than give Russia its due and let it act in areas where it can, we spend our time issuing impotent statements about consequences. In Ukraine and Syria we have little or no power to do the things that really matter, Russia could and should be doing the heavy lifting. But sadly our administration is stuck trying to put lipstick on the pig that is Obama's foreign policy. In the process we only look weaker and more foolish. Putin must be having a really good laugh.
Even if Putin decided to invade all of Ukraine, which I seriously doubt he will, there's not a damn thing we can do about it rather than have an all out war. A war we're not prepared to fight nor to win. A war that would be a step back for all parties involved.
Exit question: Is the problem between Putin and Obama due to the fact that both are leftist socialists, and as the leftist Alinsky tells us, the other should always be treated as "the enemy". I've found myself wondering as this unfolds just how much these leftist principles have thrown a wrench into efforts for countries that should be allies, that are allies, to work together in solving these problems.
I for one am not willing to go back to the days where Russia is our enemy. Although the cold war did have the added benefit of keeping a lid on much unrest around the world as it watched the two big dogs fight. The Russian did have sense enough not to nuke us and we had enough sense not to nuke them.
So lets not test that again because, well I think the Russian still have sense enough, but I'm not too sure about Obama. Iif this kid's foreign policy aptitude were gasoline, he wouldn't have enough to run a piss ant's Prius half way around the Oval Office.
*Or some shit like that.
October 24, 2013
David Brooks Compares 60's Hippies to Tea Party
Yeah yeah David, you statist dick face, we know the 60's counter culture was a failure, mainly because the hippies decided they really liked money. You know living in a commune with no running water, after a while it gets old and very smelly.
So they became greed is good Yuppies. Many of their original causes fading away in favor of 8 balls of coke, Polyester Suits and Disco.
BUT, being descended from hippies myself, no one can deny the influence that they had on the culture. I'm glad disco is dead. But forty years later Rock and Roll is no longer "devil's music" the sexual revolution not only deposed the old norms, its made deviation the norm, women work, they vote and they lead. And its so hard to find someone who's never tried weed, even presidents, the drug war is collapsing in on itself, We have a Socialist president who also happens to be black, etc etc etc.
Yeah looks like they like totally failed to change America..... end sarcasm.
The term Tea Party, which is really made up of people of various political flavors that espouse fiscal responsibility has become a scarlet letter. First used by the far left out of fear they might drown out the occupiers and now adopted by the statist ruling class of "mainstream" Democrats and Republicans.
They must turn the Tea Party from a Movement of the People to The Other because the ruling class fears one thing, any change that makes any establishment Republican or Democrat accountable for anything. Even if its costs the nation everything in the long run, that's OK with them. So long as people like David Brooks get a salary to tell you what you should think.
So I'm not a TEA party member but the underlying principal is one of fiscal responsibility. I can certainly understand that and don't consider them radicals or out to tear the nation apart. But rather trying to save the nation and the middle class from fiscal disaster. Often against long odds and deaf ears, so that there may be an America as we knew it to pass down.
But I'm not sure the TEA Party play their politics right, I mean Gingrich lost his job and is considered a failure, while Bill Clinton is praised and credited for a balanced budget Gingrich dragged Clinton kicking and screaming to. Clinton was smart enough to not only give the other side what it wanted, but to then pretend it was all his idea in the first place.
So who was deserves the credit? Who's the real hero on that? The one who gave everything to make America better or the one who, well you know, they don't call him Slick Willie for nothing.
In the same manner the TEA Party would have served itself well to just have made it clear that Obamacare would be a disaster, then give Obama what he wanted. Let that Obamacare anvil hang around Obama and the Democrats' neck till next November. Then see what happens. I can tell you it won't be pretty.
So while not everyone wants to be a TEA Partier I think we should all get behind the principals of limited government and fiscal responsibility which is the basis of the TEA Party movement.
Because if you're a liberal, sure there are programs that help the poor, but if they spend the government into the ground all those programs you like they're not cut, they're gone, bankrupt, kaput within the next generation.
If you're libertarian the best way to limit government is through the purse, they can try to tell you how to live, but take away that purse and its just bark with no bite.
If you're a traditional Republican, you like freedom, a strong defense and honest government. Well the current government defense is mainly aimed at the enemy within, not our true enemies. The interference of government in people''s lives has long passed the border of fascism, honest government? MOFO please!
So in the long run if the TEA Party is even half as successful at influencing the future of America as the New Left, Hippies and 60's counterculture were, even if they don't win every fight, then the statist liars, thieves and communists now controlling DC have every reason to worry.
Because America will be as dramatically changed or nearly so in the next 50 years as it was in the last 50 years. The big loser in that change will be big government neo-communist progressives and Republicans who want to control that same overpowered government for their own pet projects.
That's quite a bit of success for the TEA Party, Its as scary to present day DC as a naked hippie making free love and smoking a bong was to Nixon.
So if the TEA Party is the same as the hippies well then where do I get in line to tune in, turn on and drop out?
October 21, 2013
Rayyyyycccccyyyyyssstttt Post of the Day
If a progressive doesn't like this video, its because he/she is racist.
October 09, 2013
Dear Federal Elected Officials
RE: The Shutdown.
Ladies, will you please excuse we men for a just a minute as we discuss issues of vital social and political import. Its not that I think that the 100 female members of congress bear no responsibility on the shutdown, but chivalry is not completely dead, so the following post is not directed at you and may contain language that is not appropriate to direct at an unrelated female in a public space.
Now on to the point.
Enough is enough, get your shit together. Look I know this little crisis presents a great buying opportunity for your fund managers, but for the rest of us its getting, you know, to be a pain in the ass.
There are 151,400,000 males in the nation and YOU are becoming a pain in our ass. Since there doesn't seem to be much that motivates you to get your shit together, elections, the threat of an economic disaster, looking like f*ucktards who don't know the difference between the words interpret and interrupt. You know, its hardly fair that we have a giant pain in our ass and you get off scott free.
So I'm starting a movement so to speak, a movement that if you don't get your shit together by Friday afternoon, we the men of the nation are going to get in a line and ass rape every single one of you and we each get a turn.
Subtracting the 437 male members of congress, I added in Barack Obama and Joe Biden as well. Now dividing that by the male population that's 346,453 consecutive ass rapings each of you will have to endure.
But if you notice my math is a bit off. Because the answer was only 346,452 ass rapings not 346,453. The difference is that we've decided by popular vote to let Mr. T go twice on each of you, both first and last.
So you will start with Mr. T and when you see Mr. T again at least you'll have the comfort of knowing its almost over.
We certainly hope that motivates you, our public servants, to do your effing jobs.
Ladies, our apologies, you may now rejoin our regularly scheduled programming.
Obamacare has ‘raped my future’
September 19, 2013
Why The Doxing of LadyLiberty1885 and Other Conservative Female Bloggers Matters
They say, you have nothing to fear because we outed your online Sock puppet.
Blogger Stacy McCain has more on the intimidation campaign against conservative bloggers in North Carolina:No, nothing to fear at all.Lady Liberty is a blogger, but she is also a mother worried about her children. Greg Flynn (an editor at the left-wing blog BlueNC.com, a former employee of the state department of education and a Democrat Party activist) apparently decided that identifying Lady Liberty by name would be a good way to shut her up, exposing her family to harassment from his radical Democrat allies. Every conservative in North Carolina — no, by God, every conservative in America — should be mad as hell about Greg Flynn‘s vicious intimidation tactics.Mad-as-hell conservative North Carolina blogger Sister Toldjah has experienced firsthand what the vicious Left is capable of:
Floyd Corkins gets 25 years for trying to shoot up the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington DC.Hats off to these ladies for the standing brave in the face of a liberal Fatwa.WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who planned a mass shooting at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group in Washington last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for the plot that injured a security guard. Floyd Corkins II was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches and nearly 100 rounds of ammunition during the shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council. He later told authorities he planned to kill as many people as possible and to smear the sandwiches in his victims’ faces as a political statement. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president’s opposition to gay marriage, and the Family Research Council also opposes gay marriage.
September 11, 2013
Awesome: Congressman Offers to Vote Yes on Syria War if Obama Gives Nobel Prize Back
It's not ROFLOL funny, but it is ha-ha funny.
Personally I'd be willing to swap my support a $20 gift card to Chile's and a 20% off coupon for any size frozen yogurt at TCBY.
August 22, 2013
Rahm Emanuel's Fave Reformer Indicted on Money Laundering Charges
Amer Ahmad, the former deputy treasurer and CFO of the state of Ohio and former city comptroller for mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, Illinois, and his longtime friend Mohammed Noure Alo have been indicted for money laundering. They were members the radical Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Columbus, Ohio.10TV.com
he former Ohio deputy treasurer and a lawyer from Columbus are accused of engaging in bribery and money laundering scheme involving the Ohio Treasurer’s Office.Ahmad resigned as Chicago Comptroller just a few weeks ago.
Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, and Mohammed Noure Alo, 35, of Columbus, were indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy and honest services wire fraud. Two others also were indicted.
Ahmad also is charged with money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, federal program bribery and making false statements.
When Amer Ahmad abruptly resigned as city comptroller about three weeks ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heaped praise on his hand-picked aide for helping him "reform government" in Chicago.Ahmad also was a favored speaker at the 2010 meeting of Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals.
CAMP as it is called is one of those other organizations funded by the mostly peaceful and secular Muslim Brotherhood.
August 06, 2013
Tawana Brawley Finally Ordered to Pay For Defamation
A black woman who set off a racial firestorm as a teenager after alleging she was raped by a group of white men in 1987 has begun making defamation payments to one of them.Twanna refused to attend the hearing because....
Tawana Brawley has paid just over $3,700 to former county prosecutor Steven Pagones, the New York Post reported (http://bit.ly/14USZiy). Pagones won a claim against her and her advisers, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, after he was named as an attacker.
In a July 22 legal brief signed by Brawley and submitted by Maddox, Brawley contends she wouldn’t submit herself to the court’s jurisdiction because an appearance in the court, “which inferentially sympathizes with the Confederate States of America, would be contrary to the US Constitution and would amount to a ‘badge of slavery.’ ”Pulling out all the stops Brawley's disbarre lawyer also claimed she should not have to pay because as a black she is exempt from the common law and instead the case should be heard under Slave Law.
“The common law applies to whites. The slave code still applies to blacks,” he said.Twanna will have her wages garnished to pay her part of the settlement. If she doesn't quit her job. Her parents claim this is unjust and "We should be millionaires."
Hat Tip: Chapin's Inferno.
July 10, 2013
Infowars Gets All Too Real
You can debate weather its a good idea or a bad idea....Um bad idea.
Days after Adam Kokesh staged an open carry protest by loading a shotgun in Washington DC, “storm trooper” police raided the former Marine’s home last night, smashing in his door and deploying a flash bang grenade before arresting Kokesh.First lets get this strait, Adam Kokesh is an Grade A#1 asshole deluxe(see here). BUT..... this is America, you have the unalienable right to be an asshole trwoofer dickface. Don't you?
According to a press release issued by Kokesh’s Adam vs the Man media team, “Numerous police vehicles, including a light armored vehicle and two low-flying helicopters barricaded Adam’s street. More than 20 armored SWAT team members surrounded the house, as well as a number of detectives, and plainclothes officers. Assault rifles were aimed on all members of the team as they were handcuffed without being told why they were detained. Masked and armored police in full “Storm Trooper” gear flooded in and ransacked the residence. The team was cordoned in a front room, while Adam was pulled aside for questioning
I dunno, those are some pretty strong words right there. Discuss.
Update: Kokesh has been charged with possession of mushrooms with an aggravating factor "while being in possession of a firearm".
The warrant was for the shotgun used in the video above, but he's not been charged as yet with any crime related to the making of the video.
Update: More here on Kokesh's asshole trwoofer dickfacishness at the Other McCain, who points out that was that pumped up steroid looking spokesman for Iraq Veterans against the War.
June 25, 2013
About That Progress KY Story
Yeah that's pretty much Elizabeth Flock's story.
She's also famous for getting fired from the Washington Post's blog. You can be fired from a blog? Who knew?
Editors’ note: This posting contains multiple, serious factual errors that undermine its premise.
But the story on Progress Ky's IRS application is about 30 days old which means NPR thinks people are stupid enough they can run it now and we'll all just swallow it.
June 19, 2013
ZoNATION: NSA Scandal: Time to Worry about Fourth Amendment Rights?
June 02, 2013
Facebook Blocks 'Star Spangled' Cover by Conservative Rockers
Yes IRS progressives, Facebook is with you too
Indie bands like Madison Rising need the power of social media more than a Radiohead or Rolling Stones. So when the conservative rockers' cover of The Star-Spangled Banner caught fire on sites like Facebook and Twitter last month it was very good news, indeed.As Howie said a couple days ago:
That social media love abruptly stopped, and it took weeks before the band's manager Richard Mgrdechian found out why. The answer has Mgrdechian wondering if the band's conservative bent made it a target[...]
The social media giant finally offered its rationale for the blockage earlier this week. The link in question was incorrectly identified as spam and blocked, but the problem had been rectified.
A search for the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra on Facebook today returns about 55,400 results and somehow I doubt those are all folks advocating against JihadOk.to.target.conservatives.but.must.not.offend.muslims.even.if.they.are.terrorists.
May 31, 2013
Koch LA Times Buyout Enrages Protesters: What We Saw at the "Save Our News" Rally
Via Reason dot com:
I, for one, would like to see the transcript of the Obama's attending anti-Semite, ex-PLO mouthpiece Rashid Khalidi's going away party. LA Times continues to refuse to release the transcripts. Then Senator Obama paid a special tribute to his friend " Khalidi".
May 30, 2013
Lois Lerner Used FEC to Run Interference For DICK Durbin
Lois Lerner made this offer to Republican Senate candidate Al Salvi in 1996,
“Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”
USofArn reported:In 1996 Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the harassment of Tea Party groups seeking tax exempt status, was head of the enforcement division of the Federal Elections Commission(FEC). That year Al Salvi was the Republican nominee for the US Senate from Illinois, his Democrat opponent was then congressman Dick Durbin.
During the final weeks of the campaign Salvi loaned himself over a million dollars to buy ads in the Chicago media market. This in turn prompted the Democrat party’s campaign arms to file complaints with the FEC and in kind the FEC, specifically Lois Lerner, filed charges against Al Salvi.
That is when Mr. Salvi contends Lois Lerner made him the following offer, “Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”
Al Salvi refused that offer and would fight the FEC complaint against him for several more years before a Judge tossed out the complaint.
May 29, 2013
Eric, Nation of Cowards, Holder's Huddle With Media On Press Freedom Will Be...Off The Record..
Yeah, that's the ticket:
Gut-check time for the press: If they’re truly offended by the DOJ’s secret snooping on James Rosen and the AP, they won’t agree to attend Holder’s gladhanding session unless/until he agrees to make it on the record, right? Press freedom and government transparency are either important or they’re not. If they’re not, then yeah, an off-the-record session in which the powers that be privately assure a guild that they’re on their side will do just fine. Happens all the time in the Obama White House.The news of a meeting between Holder and the bureau chiefs comes amid widespread criticism from journalists and civil liberties advocates over the DOJ’s seizure of Associated Press phone records and an accusation that Fox News reporter James Rosen could be part of a criminal conspiracy for his reporting.[More...]
NY Times won't attend off-the-record Holder meeting with media: huff.to/13jB3jb— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) May 29, 2013
You better go too, Brad says so:
POTUS asked AG to review how leak investigations are done but some in the media refuse to meet with him. Kind of forfeits your right gripe.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) May 29, 2013
this is actually the spokesman for the Democratic National Committee > twitter.com/woodhouseb/sta…— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 29, 2013
Twitchy has More
Most transparent administration evah..
Update: AP also sez thanks but no thanks
Update II: WaPo, Sure thing we'll go.
No Bronco Bama, this isn't going away any time soon.
I know, this is McConnell but "the more the merrier" videos like this is OK in my book.
New O'Keefe Video: DHS Accosts @Project_Veritas after exposing CA Assemblyman 'Homeless Bill of Rights' Hypocrisy
http://projectveritas.com/@Project_Veritas Our investigators visited the homes and offices of legislative sponsors of the California Homeless Bill of Rights to find they're not interested in practicing what they preach. Their investigative reward? Homeland Security threatening their fourth amendment rights
May 28, 2013
People Sign "Thank You" Card to IRS for Targeting Conservatives
Bronco Bama's fan club.
May 22, 2013
Occupy And The TEA Party Both Had Protests Yesterday
IRS Watch: Counting Down The Minutes Of Lois Lerner Invoking The Fifth AmendmentLerner Made Opening Statement, Made Assertions, Verified Document Then Invoked The Fifth?
The House Oversight Committee starts their IRS clusterfruck hearing at 8:30 AM. You can watch it live below:
Will Lerner show and invoke The Fifth?
Update: Appears to be some technical difficulties and if the livestream stops you can watch it here
Update: She showed and yes she will use The U.S. Constitution of which conservatives were denied use of.
Update: Lerner is giving her opening statement. "I have not done anything wrong" "I have been advised by my counsel" "I will not answer or testify today"
Uh oh, it appears Lerner waived her right to invoke The Fifth per Rep Issa and Rep Gowdy as she gave an opening statement "with an "assertion". Rep Gowdy: "Ms. Lerner cannot tell her side of the story and then not stick around for “cross-examination.” The audience applauded after Rep Gowdy's statement:
Cummings disagrees, "this is not a federal court of law". Pfffft
Rep Issa after discussing said problem: "The witness and council are dismissed" Lerner was last seen running down the hallway with quite a few cameramen following her.
Update: Rep Cummings is trying like hell to blame Booooosh.
Update: No wonder Shulman is so evasive, even though he donated to the DNC in 2004, GW still appointed him
Update per Issa: "E-mails between @GOPoversight and IG show IG delayed reporting findings of #IRS investigation to Congress http://t.co/xMffZUSsRC"
IRS Official's Lawyer: Lois Lerner Will Plead The Fifth Before The House Oversight Committee Hearing
Reality Check Cincinnati: As The IRS Scandal Turns To Names
Cincinnati: IRS Employee Mocks TEA Party Protesters With Mock Star Trek Poster