Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Disappearance Of Hannah Graham

(For international news, please scroll down to the post just below this one)

Hannah Graham, who went missing in Charlottesville, Virginia, on September 12, 2014




What is this "person of interest" wearing?

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Great Flight Of The Kurds

The desperate attempt of 60,000-100,0000  [revision: possibly 200,000] to flee Syria as the onslaught by the Islamic State (ISIS) continues (Click directly on images to enlarge them):











More information about the above exodus HERE.


The Islamic State's map of their Five-Year Plan:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Breaking My Silence

I'm not yet ready to return to full-time blogging. This nasty cough still grinds on (What a virus!), and my workload isn't quite under control.  I should assign less work to my students, I suppose.

The above said, with the United States now embarking upon a non-war (What is this thing, exactly?), here's something to discuss for the next few days (not my "typical blogging style"):


The ugly truth is this, and all the wishing otherwise will not change the truth....

The problem is Islam.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hiatus



 I will return when certain personal and professional matters have been resolved.  These matters are urgent.  Comment moderation will be enabled on an intermittent basis.

For now, you may consider this blog post an open thread; however, comments that violate the parameters for commenting at this blog will be deleted as soon as an administrator becomes aware of such comments.

Thank you for your understanding.

I leave you with this beautiful image:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget




The monster of Islamic terrorism came roaring from cerulean skies in passenger jetliners used as missiles. 

 
Jihad came to America.






Jihad is still being waged against America.


George Santayana: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sick! Again!

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

I seem to have come down with "the common cold": nasal drainage, sore throat, productive cough, zero appetite, etc.

It's not unusual for us teachers to come down with a cold the first few weeks of school. I probably picked up this virus from one of my students or their parents.

If I'm not better in a few days, I'll go to the doctor.  Unless my symptoms worsen significantly, I'll still be going to work — and blogging as I'm able to do so.

Monday, September 8, 2014

George W. Bush's 2007 Statement

On July 12, 2007 (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):



Text of the speech, in case that the above video again becomes unavailable:
To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States.

It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaida. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.
GWB wasn't always right. Not by a long shot. The above statement from George W. Bush now seems prophetic, however.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Humor

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

There are limits to how far I'm willing to go so as to stay "connected"!


(with a hat tip to Woodsterman)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Nincompoopery Poll

(Nincompoopery — and worse — abounds! This edition of "Nincompoopery" offers specific links, and readers have the option of taking a poll as to which story they find the most outrageous. Discussion available in the comments section)

Links to read:

ONE: The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

TWO: The FBI Spied On The Wrong People Because Of TYPOS

THREE: Obama's five-hour dinners at Chef Sam Kass's apartment

FOUR: U.S. Wages Down 23% Since 2008

FIVE: 7 months later, many still can't use Washington health coverage


Please cast your vote in the following poll, which closes on Tuesday:

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Today On The Gathering Storm

)Two posts today. Please scroll down)

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and your truly.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is Mr. Ducky. We plan to discuss John Ford's films.

Listen to the September 5, 2014 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

The Fruits Of Multiculturalism (With Addendum)

Multiculturalism has turned many into zipper mouths and craven cowards:


About craven cowards:
The word 'craven' has lost some of its older meanings, which was derived from a latin word for defeated. For example, a craven servant is a servant who completely submits himself to the will of his master, doing the master's bidding, regardless of right and wrong, etc. Craven also denotes one who lacks even the tiniest bit of courage. Many cowards may have courage in other areas, but one who is craven has no courage at all. Thus, 'craven' has several psychological aspects, and can be used as a deep insult.

So, a craven coward is not just any coward, but a coward who acknowledges his cowardice or his complete submission to another, both major psychological defeats.

ADDENDUM
The sexual abuse of about 1,400 children at the hands of Asian men went unreported for 16 years because staff feared they would be seen as racist, a report said today.
Must-watch video (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers):


Such is the state of the West today. Certain words must not be uttered!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Quotation Of The Day

The situation has deteriorated drastically since the statement below was published.

“Under Obama, the United States has suffered some real reputational damage,” admitted Washington Post columnist David Ignatius in May, adding: “I say this as someone who sympathizes with many of Obama’s foreign-policy goals.”
Read the rest of Damage to Obama’s foreign policy has been largely self-inflicted (Washington Post on May 6, 2014).

Also consider this information from Commentary Magazine (September 1, 2014):
By 2017, the U.S. military will be an increasingly hollow force, with the Army as small as it was in 1940, before conscription; a Navy the size it was in 1917, before our entry into World War I; an Air Force flying the oldest—and smallest—fleet of planes in its history; and a nuclear arsenal no larger than it was during the Truman administration.
Defenders and supporters of Obama, GET A CLUE!  We are standing on the precipice of the abyss.  Why can't you see that abyss?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Insurance Notice We Received (NOT Health Insurance)

Note the wording, the kind of wording that Mr. AOW and I have never before seen on any of our insurance policies (Yes, we do read our insurance policies word-for-word):







We are receiving a $58 rebate on the 2014-2015 premium we paid about 10 days ago.

Two questions:

1. Has anybody else reading this blog post received any similar information about changes in policy coverage?

2. What has prompted this change in wording?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back To School

Something to keep in mind as the 2014-2015 school term begins:


The classes that I teach to groups of homeschoolers begin tomorrow. This entire week will be a madhouse!

This year, the rotation for high school literature is British Literature.  We will begin the term with a study of Beowulf.  Other readings for this term, in addition to the anthology textbook, which contains a great deal of rather difficult poetry: John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, William Shakespeare's Richard III, and Charles Dickens's Hard Times.

I will also be teaching Grammar and Mechanics, Advanced Composition, American History, SAT Verbal Prep, Latin 3, Spanish 5, and Middle School Literature-Composition.  This class line-up reflects a reduction in the courses I offer.  I'm not getting any younger and need to be careful not to commit myself to course overload.

Many students new to the group have enrolled, and they will suffer a bit of a shock the first month. These classes are intense — as am I as a teacher.

Anyway, on September 2, we're off and running.