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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Remember This On The Next Election Day

WE THE PEOPLE still have the ballot box, and conservatism is calling (with a hat tip to my good friend Mustang):


There are 530,000 elected offices in America.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Midweek Political Satire

(with a hat tip to Lisa of Who's Your Daddy?)


The original theme song of the television series The Addams Family, which was humorous while the Obama administration is not humorous in any way:


That little tune is an earworm — a rather pleasant and harmless earworm. As we read in Oliver Sack's book Musicophilia, earworms can, however, result in serious insomnia and can drown out the enjoyment of life; so does the Obama administration.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This Is Paris In 2014

Please watch this short video, which speaks volumes about the demographic tipping point that Europe has reached (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):


Of all the nations in the EU, France has the highest population of Muslims.

Monday, July 28, 2014

CAIR AND ISNA In Miami: "We are Hamas!"


From the mouth of the enemy on Sunday, July 20, 2014:


What they screamed (commentary on the chant in red):
“The martyr is God’s love.” This encourages one to die while committing Jihad — it is a celebration of terror attacks including suicide bombings.

“Khaybar, Khaybar Oh, Jew. Muhammad’s army will return.” This refers to a seventh-century massacre in which Muhammad’s army attacked the Jewish community of Khaybar in the Arabian Peninsula. The Jewish males who surrendered were beheaded; Muhammad and his soldiers then divided the women, children, and property. Islamists today routinely invoke this battle as a rallying cry to attack Jews.

“We are Hamas!” openly confirming support for a group officially designated a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, Japan, Jordan, and Egypt.

“We are Jihad!” thereby calling for holy war.

“Hamas kicked your ass.” That makes for an interesting contradiction: While claiming Gazans are being massacred, the group also claims to have defeated the Israel Defense Forces. Which is it?
Why are CAIR and ISNA even allowed to be here on our home soil? Both organizations are sworn to our destruction.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Future

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

The future is already here — except for the sign:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thought For Today

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Mr. AOW has not driven a vehicle since his brain hemorrhage of September 15, 2009, and frequently makes use of MetroAccess, the paratransit service here in the D.C. area. Fares for door-to-door service range from a minimum of $3.60 each way to a maximum of $13.00 each way – in a limited service area.  

The service is heavily subsidized. Those vans are expensive to purchase and to fuel!  In addition, the drivers, who work long shifts, must be specially trained and paid a salary.

Monday, July 21, 2014

FEATURED QUESTION: World News

(This blog post will remain here for a few days)

Many all across the political spectrum are opining that Russian President Vladimir Putin has blood on his hands because of last week's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

This FEATURED QUESTION, in two parts:

(1) Is Vladimir Putin to blame for the downing of the flight?

(2) If Putin is indeed responsible, what is the appropriate reaction on the part of the United States?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Musical Interlude

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Edward Elgar's Adagio for string orchestra, harp and organ, Op.70:


About the above:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Open Thread


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Quotation Of The Day

In spite of all of the blogsphere's many flaws, the blogosphere still provides words of wisdom and cuts through the poison of political correctness.

From Finntann of Western Hero:


[C]alling [illegal immigrants] "undocumented" is like calling a bank robbery "an undocumented withdrawal."



Furthermore, llegal immigrants make undocumented withdrawals from American workers' and taxpayers' pockets.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The "Insufficiently Engaged" President

Thus has the Washington Post reported.

The most recent evidence of Obama's being "insufficiently engaged": Even MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Can't Understand Why Obama Won't Visit the Border.

Remember back when — when, in New Orleans, Obama criticized George W. Bush for not visiting "down here on the ground" during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina?



Look here, Obama supporters.

You can whine all you like about "phony scandals" (IRS, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the ObamaCare rollout, the VA delays, etc.).  But your man's failure to visit the border last week exposes your man as the narcissist and failed leader that he is.

Furthermore, in the process of this particular failure of leadership, Barack Hussein Obama has likely doomed any needed changes of or any needed adjustments to our nation's immigration policy.

The midterm elections will be held on November 4, 2014. We'll find out then if American voters have learned anything since November 2012.

(hat tip to Mr. AOW for the first link and the above video)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Gadget: The Grillbot

 (If you must have politics, please scroll down)

The cost? $119.95 at Amazon:


I think that I'll stick with my method for this household's Weber charcoal grill: a ball of aluminum foil as a grill-surface scrubber. Rub vigorously along both sides of the grill grate, then toss the ball of aluminum foil into the trash. Done!

Commenters, if you have a favorite grilling recipe, please consider sharing it with us. Summer is for grilling!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Stats, Please (Video Added)

The most recent DHS projection as to how many illegal unaccompanied minors will have arrived here by September 30: 90,000.

But what are the percentages and head counts for the following (recent figures, of course)?

1. How many of the illegal border surgers are in the age brackets of 1 year-5 years of age?

2. How many of the illegal border surgers are in the age brackets of 6 years-10 years of age?

3. How many of the illegal border surgers are in the age brackets of 11 years-13 years of age?

4. How many of the illegal border surgers are in the age brackets of 14 years-17 years of age?

Can anybody reading this blog post find some answers?


Addendum:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Who is Abu Khattala?

by Sam Huntington

Khattala is a scab. He’s one of the bandits that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on the night of 11 September 2012. This was the night that Hillary Clinton’s red phone rang at 3 a.m. and she didn’t have one single notion about what to do —so she concocted a story about a video offensive to Moslems living under a rock since 632 A.D. Apparently, Madam Secretary was unaware that Moslems regard all videos as objectionable —including Disney’s animated film entitled Bambi.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Full Statement From The Caliph

So much for the peace of Ramadan, which began this year on June 28-29, according geographical location and the International Date Line.

 Excerpt from the statement issued by Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic studies:

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Ultimate Madness?

Gender-neutral nursery [source]
Is noting a newborn's biological gender on a birth certificate or elsewhere on its way out?

From Salon:
...Obstetricians, doctors, and midwives commit this procedure on infants every single day, in every single country. In reality, this treatment is performed almost universally without even asking for the parents' consent, making this practice all the more insidious. It's called infant gender assignment: When the doctor holds your child up to the harsh light of the delivery room, looks between its legs, and declares his opinion: It's a boy or a girl, based on nothing more than a cursory assessment of your offspring's genitals.

We tell our children, “You can be anything you want to be.” We say, “A girl can be a doctor, a boy can be a nurse,” but why in the first place must this person be a boy and that person be a girl? Your infant is an infant.... As a newborn, your child's potential is limitless. The world is full of possibilities that every person deserves to be able to explore freely, receiving equal respect and human dignity while maximizing happiness through individual expression.

With infant gender assignment, in a single moment your baby's life is instantly and brutally reduced from such infinite potentials down to one concrete set of expectations and stereotypes, and any behavioral deviation from that will be severely punished—both intentionally through bigotry, and unintentionally through ignorance.....

...As a newborn, your child’s potential is limitless. The world is full of possibilities that every person deserves to be able to explore freely, receiving equal respect and human dignity while maximizing happiness through individual expression...
Lest one thinks that only Slate is engaging in this ultimate madness, one must consider that Facebook, one of the most popular of the social sites on the web, offers fifty-one gender options.

Society in the 21st Century has become a farce! Or perhaps it is the human species itself that has become a farce.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Today's Sunday Funny

One of my recent finds on Facebook:


Note: This post has no purpose other than to elicit a chuckle from the readers of this blog.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Faces of the American Revolution

An history lesson for this Independence Day Weekend as we study the faces and stories of brave patriots whose names are typically unfamiliar to most Americans today.  For example:

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!




The incomparable Paul Harvey (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009) and worth 10 minutes of your time and several hours of your own meditation thereon:



May the dedication and commitment mentioned by Paul Harvey be revived today!  

The American ideals of freedom and individual rights are worth any and all necessary sacrifices.

Some reading for today: Rights, government and a punctuation ambiguity in the Declaration of Independence.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Who is John Koskinen?

He’s the fascist Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, appointed by Barack Obama in 2013 to find a way to hide the fact that Obama personally ordered the campaign against conservative 503(c) organizations. Of course, we don’t know this for certain (yet) because suddenly and enigmatically, Lois Lerner’s emails all disappeared—as in, “Poof.”

How Koskinen arrived at such a lofty and powerful position is not entirely puzzling. Here is a synopsis of his erstwhile career:

• Law Clerk (1965-1966)

• Law Practice (1966-1967)

• Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner on Lyndon Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission) (1967-1968)

• Legislative Assistant to NYC Mayor John Lindsay (Republican-then-Democrat) (1968-1969)

• Assistant to Senator Abraham Ribicoff (D-Connecticut) (1969-1973)

• Palmieri Company executive (21 years). One may recall that Victor Palmieri once found himself on the Nixon enemies list (presumably because as a dedicated progressive, Palmieri supported Johnson’s Vietnam War, while Nixon attempted to disengage us from it. From this we might conclude that Koskinen was running true to type. Note: Palmieri Company made their money in the same way that Mitt Romney made his: turning around failed companies. The difference is that Palmieri and his lackeys were all residents of Leftistan.

• Deputy Mayor of Washington DC

• Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget

• Chair, President Clinton’s Counsel on Y2K Conversion

• Board Member, AES and American Capital, Limited

• Interim CEO and non-Executive Chairman of The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) (Freddie Mac) (2008-2011)

There is no real purpose to this post, except to help you understand John Koskinen’s insufferable arrogance and pretended outrage when members of congress label him for what he is: a liar.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Human Trafficking On The Part Of America's Federal Government

(If you want a break from politics, please scroll down to the book review)

This is what America has become under the Obama regime!


How many laws are being broken in the process? 

Our government is transporting minors — illegal immigrants — across state lines.

From Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Bused Across U.S. into Cities (June 30, 2014):

Book Review: Death Be Not Proud

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Some books are unforgettable and beg to be read time and time again.  John Gunther's Death Be Not Proud (1949) is one such book.

The story of Johnny Gunther, who died of a cancerous brain tumor — glioblastoma multiforme — at the age of seventeen, illustrates the meaning of the oft-used phrase "dying with dignity."  The book, however, goes far beyond that basic theme.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Quotation Of The Day

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

Unless you've been living under a rock, you have heard at least a portion of Obama's most recent statement on immigration.

From Keith Koffler of White House Dossier:

It’s actually not Congress’ “job” to pass immigration legislation. It is their job to pass bills they think will help the country, and that doesn’t necessarily include legislation Obama wants or that he can alter to his liking after passage, as he has, for example, the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare's Second Year


On June 26, 2014, this article by Amy Goldstein appeared in the Washington Post.

Another round of registering for ObamaCare? It seems that some people who obtained their health insurance through the federal exchange may have to repeat the registration process because the ACA didn't make the proper provisions for automatic re-enrollment.

Complete article below the fold — emphases mine in red and a few of my own comments in blue: