'cookieChoices = {};'

The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, February 06, 2016

US Gov Grants? $296 M. went to Lutherans since Obama took office! - The same guys who want to bring in 100,000 refugees

Separation of Church and State?

Fuck that!

From American Resistance:
Here (below) is Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service which resettles refugees in your towns and cities and also agitates for amnesty for illegal aliens. 
LIRS is lobbying (with your money!) as we speak for 100,000 Syrians to be admitted to the US before Obama leaves office. 
Prepare to be shocked!  Since August 2008, this one ‘religious’ non-profit received $296 MILLION dollars from you in 143 transactions with federal agencies. (And, I will bet you LIRS is not the wealthiest!) 
Click here and see for yourself!

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 0 Comments

Roger do I have to turn on CNN to see if I get a more FAIR AND BALANCED look at the republicans (who they might hold in equal contempt?)

When you watch MSNBC you don’t expect to see people confronted by their reporters over the fact that the darling, Bernie is running a campaign against billionaires whose events are being supported by other billionaires.
  • Soros
  • Lewis
  • Steyer
Frankly that’s ok, the billionaires have the same right we do, and we all know MSNBC is not about to make their viewers uncomfortable. FINE.

Likewise to Fox.

So here is their NON COVER. Again please remember I am UNDECIDED.


Today all I hear in a positive fashion at Fox is RUBIORUBIORUBIO. Ok. HE came in a solid 3rd in Iowa. There is a LITTLE evidence he is rising in NH and there is a debate, and then the vote on Tues, so it’s news.

SCHLAFLY UNLOADS ON RUBIO: ‘HE BETRAYED US ALL’Conservative icon calls media favorite 'lackey for the establishment’“Once he got elected, he betrayed us all,” she told WND. “He said he was against amnesty and against the establishment. And once he got in, right away, he became an agent of the establishment. And now, of course, he’s big for amnesty and letting all the illegal immigrants in. He betrayed us a number of times on that issue.”
Schlafly said she was startled at the magnitude of Rubio’s “betrayal” on amnesty.
“It was so public,” she said.
“He’s a lackey for the establishment now,” she said. “There’s no question they’re picking up as Plan B – or maybe Plan C in this election cycle, or whatever we’re on now – but he certainly is an establishment agent.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/schlafly-unloads-on-rubio-he-betrayed-us-all/#5ib055Z0KERj5kpC.99
Fox is covering the endorsements Rubio is getting but not these blasts.

Just now they headlined the ‘new competition Trump is getting in NH’.

I have gone over my GREAT reservations about Rubio on TPP/TAA and his McConnell position on that.

I like some things about Rubio especially considering the negatives of the others, but Fox’s INCESSANT Rubio cheer-leading is a huge turn off.

Roger do I have to turn on CNN to see if I get a more FAIR AND BALANCED look at the republicans (who they might hold in equal contempt?)

Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 2 Comments

In case anyone wonders what the economy does for HARD MILITARY POWER (MARCO RUBIO/TPP-TAA VOTE) here’s a ~30 day sample..

This is a sample of the advances in the last 30-45 days of NEW INTRODUCTIONS to the military forces of China. This is the direct output of funds generated by the manufacturing we sent to the lowest cost labor American manufacturing could find.

How Marco Rubio can talk about reinvigorating and expanding out military WITHOUT a GROWING, ROBUST American industrial base, with R&D, engineering and hard manufacturing seems either IGNORANT or disingenuous. Despite any ideological motives by conservatives over the PRINCIPLE of free trade, it has been in PRACTICAL OPERATION ****a disaster**** which has greatly exacerbated the imbalance in our national budget, and created a military shortfall given our responsibilities which is now all too obvious.

When you peruse these items below remember .. Our land based ICBM force is from the 1970′s, the Minuteman III,and we DESTROYED and discontinued by treaty more modern missiles.
Our Trident/Ohio class Missile subs are 30+/- years old, and we were built for that life span, but now we want them to reach 42 years because we can’t AFFORD to bring the replacement class into deployment sooner.

We still use the Trident missile of the 1980′s in those subs.

The premier air strike weapon of the Navy is the FA-18. 1980′s, non stealth
The main attack sub of the Navy, the Virginia class, is a $ compromise base on the sub the Navy wanted, the Seawolf and the main class we have is the LA 688 class. 70′s and 80′s design and production start.

The premier strike weapon of the Air Force the, B-2 is a product of the 1980′s

The new 3000 Ton Troopship is ready for commission for South China Sea Missions

PLAN commission of the day: Gaoyaohu Type 903 Replenishment Tanker
The PLAN commissioned its fourth Type 903A  Replenishment Tanker.   Gaoyaohu weighting in at 23,00 tons marks the sixth overall Type 903 class currently available for overseas missions.

Manufactured Island with Fighter/Bomber capable BASE, and TWO anchorages completed

A close up photo of China’s new ZTQ 105mm light tank

The second J-20 initial production copy, 2012, analogous to the US F-22 Raptor

China Coast Guard commission of the day: 3901, the 2nd “10,000 ton” cutter.

Here is a 10,000 ton American Ship:

Get it?
Haibing 722 Icebreaker launches

PLAN Commission of the day: Type054A FFG532 Jing Zhou

China offers latest FT-series precision-guided bombs for export
With the release of the improved FT-3A, FT-6A, and FT-7 variants earlier this year, Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd (ALIT), an intermediary subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC), is now promoting the complete Fei Teng (FT) series of precision-guided bombs (PGBs) to the international market.


The Type 901, at 45,000 tons, will be one of the world’s largest naval supply ships, capable of rearming, resupply and refueling Chinese warships on the high seas.


This satellite photo shows a test facility at the Chinese naval research facility in Wuhan. Speculation is that it is the prototype for the Chinese EMALS catapult system, which would be equipped on future Chinese carriers (Type 002?).

China Type 1130 CIWS Gatling Cannon at China Defense Forum
Type 1130 CIWS
The Type 1130 CIWS, with 11 30mm barrels, is the largest Gatling cannon in the world, firing up to 11,000 rounds a minute (that’s nearly 200 rounds a second). Its designers say that it can shoot down 90% of incoming supersonic missiles. But it could be replaced by shipborne railguns, which would protect Chinese warships against future hypersonic threats.

Type 055
The second batch of Chinese Type 055 destroyers will likely feature railguns, starting in the 2020-2025 timeframe. A 32 megajoule railgun on the Type 055 destroyer would be able to launch a ten kilogram projectile over a 100 nautical miles away, with the impact energy of medium artillery. Railgun ammunition can be guided, and programmed to explode over a target, destroying soft targets like parked aircraft and missile launchers.

Marco Rubio, RECANT YOUR TPP/TAA VOTE which benefits ONLY the bottom line of huge corporations, and NOT THIS NATION.

Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 1 Comments

Friday, February 05, 2016

Here's Your Future

The Thermals

God reached his hand down from the sky
He flooded the land and he set it afire
He said fear me again and know I'm your father
And remember that no one can breathe underwater
So bend your knees and bow your heads
Save your babies, here's your future
Yeah here's your future!

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 0 Comments

Stage Fright 2005

[0:00 Start] 0:33 - Dr. Rock 4:07 - Stay Clean 6:54 - Shoot You In The Back 10:10 - Love Me Like A Reptile 14:39 - Killers 18:45 - Metropolis 23:34 - Over The Top 26:08 - No Class 29:36 - I Got Mine 34:42 - In The Name Of The Tragedy 38:52 - Dancing On Your Grave 43:18 - R.A.M.O.N.E.S. 45:42 - Sacrifice (+ Drumsolo) 53:27 - Just 'Cos You Got The Power 1:01:00 - Going To Brazil 1:03:20 - Killed By Death 1:08:28 - Iron Fist 1:12:53 - Whorehouse Blues 1:17:16 - Ace Of Spades 1:21:51 - Overkill

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by midnight rider at permanent link# 0 Comments

Free Trade as Conservative Ideology FAILS UTTERLY: Chicago Stock Exchange Says It’s Being Sold to Chinese-Led Group

The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.
Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company, according to a statement Friday, which didn’t give financial terms. The exchange said the deal is expected to close in the second half of the year, though that will require regulatory approval.
“We’re a good fit. Our strategy is something they like and is consistent with theirs,” Chicago Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer John Kerin said in a phone interview. “We provide technology and we’re a standalone, full-service exchange that they can grow in a manner that suits their needs.”
The Chicago Stock Exchange – a subsidiary of CHX Holdings Inc. – is minority-owned by a group including E*Trade Financial Corp., Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to the company. The minority shareholders are also selling their stake, Kerin said.
The acquisition would be the first of a U.S. exchange by a Chinese company. The 134-year-old bourse, which handles about 0.5 percent of U.S. stock trading, would give the buyer a beachhead in the $22 trillion American equity market, where regulations require trades to be routed to whichever exchange has the best price for a stock at a given moment.

Conservatives WAKE UP and do what Obama could never do.


Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 1 Comments

“the F-35 is not capable of unsupported combat against any serious threat”

Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E)
Digging deeper into the actual report, the F-35’s problems are extensive and span across all three variants of the aircraft: the “A” model for the Air Force, the “B” for the Marines (it can take off and land vertically, like the AV-8 Harrier), and the “C” for the Navy (carrier-capable). Particularly troubling are the admissions that weapons delivery accuracy (WDA) – can you fire or drop a weapon and have it hit what you’re aiming at – tests had to have their constraints altered to allow the aircraft to pass. (Emphases mine)
Eleven of the 12 [WDA] events required intervention by the developmental test control team to overcome system deficiencies and ensure a successful event (i.e., acquire and identify the target and engage it with a weapon). The program altered the event scenario for three of these events, as well as the twelfth event, specifically to work around F-35 system deficiencies (e.g., changing target spacing or restricting target maneuvers and countermeasures).
In plain language: they cheated. The report continues:
The performance of the Block 2B-configured F-35, if used in combat, will depend in part on the degree to which the enemy’s capabilities exceed the constraints of these narrow scenarios and the operational utility of the workarounds necessary for successful weapons employment.
Would you want to fly into battle piloting an aircraft that depends on enemy cooperation for you to complete your mission? The Marine Corps has declared their F-35 variant operational, and it seems like that’s what they’re asking their aviators to do. I’m sure our enemies will be completely cooperative as a spit-and-bailing-wire F-35 engages them. Jazz’s previous posts discussed the F-35’s poor performance in air-to-air combat, and the DOT&E report details those problems in the “flight sciences assessment” for the Air Force’s “A” version:
Testing of operational “dog-fighting” maneuvers showed that the F-35A lacked sufficient energy maneuverability to sustain an energy advantage over fourth generation fighter aircraft. Test pilots flew 17 engagements between an F-35A and an F-16D, which was configured with external fuel tanks that limited the F-16D envelope to 7.0 g’s. The F-35A remained at a distinct energy disadvantage on every engagement. Pitch rates were also problematic, where full aft stick maneuvers would result in less than full permissible g loading (i.e., reaching 6.5 g when limit was 9.0 g), and subsequent rapid loss of energy. The slow pitch rates were observed at slower speeds—in a gun engagement, for example—that restricted the ability of an F-35A pilot to track a target for an engagement.
This time, they tried to cheat, and even when handicapping the F-16 test adversary by loading it down with external fuel tanks, the F-35 flying clean still couldn’t wax the older plane’s tail. To make things worse, there’s a fuel system problem that affects the F-35 in any form and restricts the aircraft’s operating parameters to not exceed 3.0 g maneuvers – the plane’s design specification is for 9.0 g – until it burns off almost half of its fuel load! Sounds like the men and women who will be flying the F-35 should have faith in their ejection seats and bail out procedures. Well…
The program conducted two sled tests on the pilot escape system in July and August of 2015 that resulted in failures of the system to successfully eject a manikin without exceeding load/stress limits on the manikin…[T]he system failed to meet neck injury criteria.
These tests were performed with 103-pound (July) and 136-pound (August) manikins with sled traveling at 160 knots (184 mph). Consider for a second: the F-35 is a supersonic aircraft. Its testing scenarios – to say nothing of potential combat flights – are conducted at speeds much faster than 160 knots. How is this being addressed?
[T]he Program Office and Services decided to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying any F-35 variant…Pilots weighing between 136 and 165 pounds are considered less at risk than lighter weight pilots, but still at increased risk (compared to heavier pilots). The level of risk was labeled as “serious” by the Program Office based on the probability of death being 23 percent, and the probability of neck extension (which will result in some level of injury) being 100 percent. Currently the Program Office and the Services have decided to accept this level of risk to pilots in this weight range, although the basis for the decision to accept these risks is unknown.
For the slight of stature – including otherwise combat-qualified female pilots – tough, you can’t fly an F-35. What of heavier pilots? What of faster speeds? Both? The report is silent on those questions, but how can one not have doubts about any pilot’s survivability if they have to bail out?
The report contains damning result after damning result: software issues, maintenance issues, problems with the shoes necessary to be worn to protect the F-35’s low-observable coatings during servicing being too slippery and becoming a safety issue, Navy shipboard integration issues, and so on. There’s several on each and every page.
Regardless, the current plan is to move ahead with accelerated production of the F-35 – a “block buy” of up to 270 aircraft – before operational testing is completed and all the problems have been resolved. Oh, by the way, the DOT&E Annual Report also projects that most if not all of the current testing milestones won’t be reached by their already delayed dates and that testing is currently identifying new problems at a faster rate than the known ones are being fixed.
The F-35, and the potential “block buy”, isn’t just of questionable fiscal sanity: it may also be illegal (and the DOT&E annual report cautions as such). 10 USC §2306b reads as follows:
(a) In General.—To the extent that funds are otherwise available for obligation, the head of an agency (e.g., the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force, et al.) may enter into multiyear contracts for the purchase of property whenever the head of that agency finds each of the following…
(4) That there is a stable design for the property to be acquired and that the technical risks associated with such property are not excessive.
The entire F-35 program, as it currently stands, is an excessive technical risk.

Every Republican candidate running right now has championed rebuilding our military and spending more on defense. With respect to the F-35, only Donald Trump has come right out and said the program should be cancelled. 

I don’t know if that’s the proper remedy, nor am I a Trump supporter, but more people in office and not had better start taking a serious look at this aircraft, its shortcomings, and what we’re spending on it. Most of the others in the GOP field haven’t brought up the F-35, but just over two years ago, newly-minted Iowa caucus victor Senator Ted Cruz visited the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas where the F-35 is built and tweeted:
Lockheed Martin employs 13,700 of Senator Cruz’s constituents in Fort Worth, with a yearly payroll of $1.4 billion. The facility also claims $795 million per year in goods and services purchased from suppliers in Texas. Was the Senator referring to the F-35 program as a whole when he challenged, “Come and take it!”? I’ll leave that for you to evaluate.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 0 Comments

Cologne Sets Up “Safe Zones” at Carnival Celebrations to Protect Women From Migrant Rape

From the Telegraph:
Authorities in the German city of Cologne are to set up a “safe zone” for women during the annual carnival which begins next week, to avoid a repeat of the New Year sex attacks on women. 
The move comes after it emerged two asylum-seekers from Algeria are being held as suspects in the sex assaults. 
The Cologne carnival is one of the largest street festivals in Europe, and attracts more than 1m people to its main parade each year. 
There are concerns the large crowds could leave women vulnerable to the sort of attacks seen on New Year’s Eve, when police were havily outnumbered. 
The authorities plan to provide extra street lighting and set up a “safe zone” for women in the city centre, staffed with social workers. 
“We are aware these carnival days are a challenge for us to show that we have learned from the terrible events of New Year’s Eve,” Guido Kahlen, a city councillor, said.
The authorities are pretending this is "doing something about the problem".

In fact, it is kicking the can down the road.

Women will still get raped, but maybe they won't get raped at Carnivale, this year,  Maybe they won't get raped in such a high public profile manner.

That's the true goal of the authorities. Not to end rape, but to sweep it under the rug.

The German authorities are rape pimps to German women, serving them up to the "migrants".
Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 7 Comments

Probe of Somali Jet Blast Points to Suicide Bomber

NAIROBI, Kenya—A passenger who boarded a commercial plane in a wheelchair may have been a suicide bomber responsible for an explosion that tore a hole in the side of the jet as it took off from Somalia’s capital
Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 6 Comments

Women are BANNED from Starbucks in Saudi Arabia after partition between men and women collapses

Women were barred from a Starbucks in Saudi Arabia and told to send ‘their driver’ to get a coffee for them instead after religious police noticed a ‘gender barrier’ wall had collapsed, reports claim.
Signs in Arabic and English were put up on doors to the coffee shop telling women not to enter.
The posters read: ‘Please no entry for ladies, only send your drivers to order. Thank you.’
Banned: Women are said to have been barred from a Starbucks in Saudi Arabia and told to send ‘their driver’ to get a coffee for them instead (pictured) after religious police noticed a ‘gender barrier’ wall had collapsed

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 3 Comments

RIP, MAURICE WHITE - Found of Earth, Wind, and Fire

Another one of the greats has passed.

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 2 Comments

The Concert For George

1. Eric Clapton & Ravi Shakar -- Intro / Itroduction [0:00]
2. Anoushka Shankar -- Your Eyes [6:30]
3. Jeff Lynne -- The Inner Light [15:14]
4. Anoushka Sankar & Ravi Shakar's Orchestra -- Arpan [18:19]
5. The Monty Python -- Sit On My Face [42:28]
6. The Monty Python -- The Lumberjack Song [45:12]
7. Jeff Lynne -- I Want To Tell You [49:15]
8. Eric Clapton -- If I Needed Someone [51:57]
9. Eric Clapton -- Old Brown Shoe [54:31]
10. Jeff Lynne -- Give Me Love [58:52]
11. Eric Clapton -- Beware Of Darkness [1:01:55]
12. Joe Brown -- Here Comes The Sun [1:06:06]
13. Joe Brown -- That's The Way It Goes [1:09:21]
14. Jools Holland and Sam Brown -- Horse To The Water [1:13:22]
15. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers -- Taxman [1:19:19]
16. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers -- I Need You [1:2242]
17. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers -- Handle With Care[1:26:05]
18. Eric Clapton & Billy Preston -- Isn't It A Pity [1:29:51]
19. Ringo Starr -- Photograph [1:37:24]
20. Ringo Starr -- Honey Don't [1:41:28]
21. Paul McCartney -- For You Blue [1:45:00]
22. Paul McCartney -- Something [1:48:12]
23. Paul McCartney -- All Things Must Pass [1:52:48]
24. Eric Clapton -- While My Guitar Gently Weeps [1:56:41]
25. Billy Preston -- My Sweet Lord [2:02:55]
26. Jeff Lynne & George's Band -- Wah-Wah [2:08:12]
27. Joe Brown -- I'll See You In My Dreams [2:15:13]

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by midnight rider at permanent link# 0 Comments

Thursday, February 04, 2016

I only hope we understand foreign elections more than they understand OURS

From Germany, the Berliner Zeitung:
Radicalism and lack of intelligent content dominate the political debate in the U.S. The fact that Donald Trump lost the first important testing of Republican waters is therefore great news.
The good news to come from the first American primary election: Contrary to opinion survey predictions, Donald Trump is not invincible. At any rate, his intolerable hate tirades fell on less sympathetic ears in Iowa than was expected.
By any measure nationally Trump is holding a bit under ONE HALF the approval of one of our TWO parties. By that very fact alone, his views are MAINSTREAM.
They are interpreting his his ‘intolerance’ is being rejected in Iowa, but with 62% of Iowans SELF IDENTIFYING as Evangelical Christians as they entered the R caucases it’s pretty obvious what Iowans were rejecting. Trump’s lack of visible religious identity, or care about the same.
But before the celebration gets out of hand, here’s the first of two items of bad news: Ted Cruz, the primary winner, may have a quieter voice than Trump, but his ideas are just as dangerous. Anyone who would suggest carpet bombing as an effective tactic against jihadis in the so-called Islamic State group can’t be taken seriously. And his intention to abrogate the Iran nuclear agreement if he’s elected president is a foreign policy will-o’-the-wisp that makes him unsuitable for the presidency.
Excuse me, but deciding that a war against ISIS is exsitential, and then acting with DECISIVE means (as in the 8th Air Force, or B-29′s from Tinian) WOULD be totally effective.
Brutal, but effective. And if General Sherman knows anything about war, then the crueler is it the sooner it is over… and the fewer the casualties (in the end).
As far as Iran, we have either guaranteed they have a nuclear force deployed in 10 years legally, or legalized the force’s outsourced manufacture in hiding or in North Korea
And then, like a BOLT FROM THE BLUE, they admit the fact all our politicians have been denying.

That bad news is outdone only by the sobering realization that the voters and the political class in the world’s oldest democracy continue to drift apart. More than 60 percent of Republican voters as shown by the voting results in Iowa still support candidates like Trump, Cruz and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.


the voters and the political class


“continue to drift apart

You left out Bernie, but then his socialism is not radical to you. But his message, Cruz’s, Carson’s and Trump’s all bear a similar theme.
We won’t settle for continuation of the priorities of the political class at our expense.
We’re not Europe.
We escaped from there and the other failed, intolerant societies around this planet.
No wonder you think us radical, but it’s not really that.
We are now, and always have been, REVLUTIONARY.
By the way, how’s it going in Cologne, and Uppsala?
Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 1 Comments

This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

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

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

Listen to the February 5, 2016 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

Read more »

Labels: , ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by Always On Watch at permanent link# 0 Comments

Fascism Here We Come

The public rapidly turns to neo-nazi groups as liberalism fails them.

I don't know about you but I'm tired of warning that lack of just government will lead to Fascism. I'm tired of drawing the moral picture. I'm tired of casting aspersions on the vigilantes.

At a certain point, the inevitable happens.

At that point, I just stop. Fuck all those in positions of authority who did not do their fucking jobs. I hope you die a Ceaucescu death.

German Authorities Knew Migrants Were Groping Girls in 2013, Still Opened the Floodgates

EXCLUSIVE: Neo-Nazis thugs warn of a ‘year of violence’ following attacks on child migrants at train station in Sweden
Neo-Nazi thugs in Sweden last night warned of a year of violence against immigrants as the so-called ‘liberal’ state was forced to confront a new wave of support for the far right. The extremist Swedish Resistance Movement (SRM) hailed the racist mob that attacked ‘foreign-looking’ men, women and children at Stockholm’s Central Station ‘heroes’ last week, describing them as modern ‘Robin Hoods’. It comes amid rising anger at the nation’s ‘open door’ policy on immigration – and concern that the influx of migrants is fuelling the growth of the far right. A recent poll found that the Sweden Democrats, an anti-immigration group with a neo-Nazi past, have become the country’s biggest political party with 28.8 per cent of the vote.
Most Germans fear Merkel’s refugee policy not working

Paris. San Bernadino. Cologne. 9/11. Beslan. Times Square. Genocide against Sudanese, Nigerian, Egyptian, and Syrian Christians. Atrocities far too numerous too mention. And yet we are told that it all has nothing to do with Islam.

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 4 Comments

Even Willie and Phil are split between Trump and Cruz.

To be fair to Phil, this was before Cruz's Iowa shenanigans of the past week or so. Don't know how he feels about that.

h/t Right Wing News


Bookmark and Share
posted by midnight rider at permanent link# 0 Comments

A Briefcase Full Of Humpday Blues

The Blues Brothers
Winterland December 31 1978

0:00:00 - Can't Turn You Loose (Intro)
0:01:49 - Hey Bartender
0:04:44 - Messin' With The Kid
0:08:06 - (I Got Everything I Need) Almost
0:11:27 - Rubber Biscuit
0:14:55 - Shotgun Blues
0:20:40 - Groove Me
0:24:26 - I Don't Know
0:29:57 - Soul Man
0:33:04 - B Movie Box Car Blues
0:38:44 - Flip, Flop & Fly
0:42:41 - Jailhouse Rock

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by midnight rider at permanent link# 0 Comments

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Busiek attacks Republicans for "Islamophobia"

Wouldn't you know it, for the week of the Iowa primaries, boilerplate leftist Kurt Busiek has chosen to mouth off with the cheapest attacks on the GOP:

As a matter of fact, many Islamists in the USA haven't for about a decade now. All because the public woke up and began to research and understand what's wrong with Islam. This article from the Intl. Business Times, though not entirely honest about "minorities", does note that the shift to Democrats among Islamists began around 9-11. And that's bound to include plenty of Muslims in Iowa too. So why's Busiek acting like this is something new? It isn't.

Challenging question: if one of those aforementioned refugees came into Iowa or anywhere else in the USA, and later started gathering equipment with which to commit violent acts of terrorism like the terrible incidents in Fort Hood and San Bernardino, or even rape, much like what happened several weeks ago in Cologne, Germany when many women were mass raped at the city's train station, would Busiek want that to happen? Would he even express any regret if, God forbid, it happened? For now, the sad answer is probably "no". This was of course the same man who acted oblivious to the violence committed by one of Dark Horse's editors against several staffers in the months after the case made headlines, basically pretending it had never happened, as much of the comics press now appears intent on doing, proving they're not truly interested in bettering the workplace. Like I said, that's why Busiek cannot be considered somebody for sensible women and men to consult on serious issues. Say, how come, if he's so bothered about GOP members condemning Islam, he can't say the same about any of the wider public whose opinions are negative? Panning politicians is just a cheap way of voicing grievances meant for the public, dismaying as that would be if he did so.

It's certainly telling when the only topic somebody like Busiek can think of commenting on is something like Islam, acting as an apologist and vehemently refusing to look under a magnifying glass. I'm sure tomorrow, he'll be acting as apologist for Satmar socialists too, and many of them have also supported the Democrats and Obama. A real shame a once decent writer is making himself look incompetent today by wasting his time on politics in the worst ways possible.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Avi Green at permanent link# 0 Comments

Shock and Awe: NY Times Calls Out Obama For Visiting Mosque In Baltimore Over Islam’s “Gender Apartheid”

From the New York Times:
This past weekend, dozens of girls and boys as young as about 8 years old ran up the stairwell to the main entrance of the musallah, or main prayer hall, of the Islamic Society of Baltimore, where President Obama visits Wednesday in his first presidential visit to a U.S. mosque. 
As the children rounded the corner, a stern mosque Sunday school teacher stood before them, shouting, “Girls, inside the gym! Boys in the musallah.” 
The girls, shrouded in headscarves that, in some cases, draped half their bodies, slipped into a stark gymnasium and found seats on bare red carpet pieces laid out in a corner. 
They faced a tall industrial cement block wall, in the direction of the qibla, facing Mecca, a basketball hoop above them. Before them a long narrow window poured a small dash of sunlight into the dark gym. 
On the other side of the wall, the boys clamored excitedly into the majestic musallah, their feet padded by thick, decorated carpet, the sunlight flooding into the room through spectacular windows engraved with the 99 names of Allah, or God, in Islam. 
Ornate Korans and Islamic books filled shelves that lined the front walls. As President and Michelle Obama argued decades ago in the context of the U.S. civil rights movement, separate is indeed unequal. 
To Muslim women’s rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform — from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called “honor killings” — the president’s visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards. 
While it may be meant to convey a message of religious inclusiveness to American Muslims, the visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of discrimination that amounts to gender apartheid. 
For that reason, we will be standing outside the mosque on Johnnycake Road, as close as the Secret Service allows, to protest the separate and unequal standards inside and advocate for equal rights. 
We believe it is the role of government to protect women’s rights within religion, if a place of worship gets federal nonprofit benefits, just as it protects civil rights in the secular space. 
Places of worship in the U.S. would not be allowed tax-exempt status if, for example, they were to seat African Americans in segregated spaces. 
To condone the mosque’s gender segregation is particularly ironic coming days after the White House announced efforts to win equal pay for women and increased workplace benefits for women in the military. 
President Obama should be aware that on any given day a woman or girl worshiping in the mosque would be dispatched away from the musallah where he will stand to speak out against “Islamophobia,” to the “prayer room for females,” as one worshipper described it. 
In much the same way that he wants to mitigate Americans seeing Muslims as the “other,” we have to challenge the Muslim systems that segregate women as the “other.” 
He should know that promoting women’s rights in mosques is a key part of fighting the ideology of extremism — a fight that he asked American Muslims to help wage in an address to the nation in December. 
A theology of Islamic feminism is our best answer to the extremism of ISIS, al-Qaeda and other Muslim militant groups. 
Even the most conservative of Islamic scholars acknowledge that, in the 7th century, the sunnah, or tradition of the prophet Muhammad, was to allow women to pray in the main hall of his mosque in Medina without any barrier in front of them. 
“While the free world awaits a Muslim reformation, the leader of the free world shows blatant disregard for gender equality by visiting a mosque that treats females like second-class citizens,” says Raheel Raza, a Pakistani-Canadian activist, author and cofounder of the Muslim Reform Movement, a new initiative that we support, advocating for peace, women’s rights and secular governance. 
“This makes our work as activists extremely difficult because equality is one of the main tenets of our reform movement.”

Pics From Inside Baltimore Mosque Obama Visiting Shows Woman Segregated From Men, Crammed Into Small Room


Obama: “People Drawn To Islam’s Message Of Peace”


Video: Obama Chastises Americans For Criticizing Islam After Muslims Slaughtered 14 Americans In San Bernardino…


White House Invites CAIR To Accompany Obama To Visit Baltimore Mosque…

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 2 Comments

The Means of ENDING Radical Islam is AT HAND


Makers of 'mindblowing' sex robot with virtual vagina swamped with orders

The west should fund delivery and subscription fees to the usual list of nations.
And, that, WILL BE THAT.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 6 Comments

Obama Admin Has Admitted 550 Syrian Refugees To U.S. Since Paris Terror Attacks, Just Two Are Christians

The Daily Obama Nation:
Five hundred and fifty Syrian refugees have been admitted into the United States since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) carried out terrorist attacks in Paris last November, and of those, two (0.3 percent) are Christians. 
Over the past week, another 24 Syrian refugees have been admitted, including one male Orthodox Christian. 
The religious breakdown of the 550 is 534 Sunni Muslims, three Shi’ites, ten others identified in State Department Refugee Processing Center data as simply “Moslems,” one Orthodox Christian, one Greek Orthodox Christian, and one refugee identified as “other religion.” 
The two Christians are both male, as is the refugee identified as “other religion.” Of the 534 Sunnis, 275 (51.4 percent) are male, 259 (48.5 percent) female. Two of the three Shi’ites are male, as are seven of the ten “Moslems.” 
The Obama administration plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. during fiscal year 2016, which began on October 1, 2015.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 2 Comments

The Secret About The Robber Barons: What They Won’t Tell You!

I like this guy.

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 2 Comments

Curbing Crime?

Headline at the Associated Press on February 2, 2016:

DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes.

Apparently a similar program in Richmond, California, provides up to $9,000 per person per year to those in the program, initiated in 2007.

According to the above-cited article:
Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser has not committed to funding the program, which would cost $4.9 million over four years, including $460,000 a year in stipend payments...
As if the mayor were going to fund this program personally. Guess who will be on the funding hook?

The D.C. Council unanimously approved the bill.

Our local morning-news anchors have pronounced the program "A good idea!"

Hooboy, what a world.

Labels: , , , ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by Always On Watch at permanent link# 1 Comments

Good News, all, the FInns have a foolproof way of stopping Rape

This the greatest thing in western history

Criterion for Finnish emigration to North Dakota >>> REACHED
I have a better way:

Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 3 Comments

Hey Cruz, Why Don't You Try Unsucking My Cock

Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 0 Comments

Airbus Passenger Jet Forced to Land After Apparent Blast Causes Hole in Aircraft

Plane Forced to Land After Apparent Blast Causes Hole in Aircraft 

A passenger plane bound for Djibouti was forced to make an emergency landing today, minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, due to a hole opening up in the plane after an apparent explosion, according to aviation experts.

On its Facebook page, Daallo Airlines, the national airline of Somalia, said in a statement that an Airbus 321 had "experienced an incident shortly after takeoff" from the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. 

"The aircraft landed safely and all our passengers were evacuated safely," the statement said. "A thorough investigation is being conducted by Somalia Civil Aviation Authority."

The hole in the plane's fuselage reached from the ceiling to the floor, according to photos of the damage. The aircraft was carrying 74 passengers and crew, authorities said. A Somali aviation official said that two passengers had been slightly injured in the incident, according to the Associated Press.

The official, however, wouldn't provide any other details regarding injuries and did not confirm reports that an explosion may have triggered the fire. 

Passengers aboard the Airbus 321 said they heard a loud bang and then saw smoke. As the cabin depressurized, oxygen masks deployed. Some of the 74 passengers were forced to move to the back of the jetliner as the plane descended, according to the AP.

"I don't know if it was a bomb or an electric shock -- but we heard a bang inside the plane," said passenger Mohamed Ali, according to the AP.

"The thing that's most interesting to me is that if you look at the outside of the airplane, some force from within the airplane pushed the sides of the aircraft open. You can see how it's peeled back and you can actually see the streaking from soot down the back side, which would suggest quite definitively that this was a bomb of some kind, probably something about a hand-grenade size that would have made this hole in the side of the airplane," said ABC News aviation consultant ret. Col. Steve Ganyard.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link# 2 Comments


TV-media in Finland teaches citizens how to protect women from being raped

I. of course, have a better suggestion...


Bookmark and Share
posted by midnight rider at permanent link# 1 Comments

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Live At The Royal Albert  Hall

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by midnight rider at permanent link# 0 Comments

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

When I'm in one of those moods, one of those beat the snot out of the next person who looks at me wrong moods, there are precious few bands/pieces of music that can instantly (nearly) change my mood and rattle my thick head out of it.

The Allman Brothers are NOT one of those bands.

George Harrison is.

Recent political shenanigans have left me in such a mood.


George Harrison
Crackerbox Palace

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

If Not For You

My Sweet Lord (2000)

Labels: ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by midnight rider at permanent link# 3 Comments

1st the Voter Shaming disgusting letter and now LIES about Carson quitting WHILE CAUCUSING

Ted, don’t bother apologizing, seriously.
Do we have a pattern here?
Cruz misleads house republicans on govt shutdown vote, euchring them along with the idea that he had the votes in the Senate to go along, then hangs them out to dry.
Next Cruz sends a letter to Iowans threatening to expose IF they caucused and WHO they voted for. I don't think this is possible- and then last night WHILE VOTING-…

and THIS:

Resulted in this:

Carson is now insistent the difference in their polling and his actual finish is not only the reason this occurred  but take a look at Cruz’s winning margin over Trump.
Today…oh, he APOLOGIZES
Meanwhile Rubio is CERTAINLY going to be the inheritor of all Rovian/Sunnunu/C pundit glory.
And Trump comes across with one of the more hideous tweets about voters in quite a while.

Good to insult the voters.

Everyone has to step up their game WITHOUT lies. Cruz has almost LOST any confidence I have in the way he operates.

Trump is sulkingly insulting.

Rubio is going to Free Trade us into being a national version of Flint while the 1% rake in the added profits of lower costs overseas.

How did we get here?
Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 10 Comments

Islamist speech in the USA and potential means of restriction

FIghting Words:
The fighting words doctrine, in United States constitutional law, is a limitation to freedom of speech as protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In 1942, the U.S. Supreme Court established the doctrine by a 9–0 decision in Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire. It held that "insulting or 'fighting words,' those that by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace" are among the "well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech the prevention and punishment of [which] … have never been thought to raise any constitutional problem."
Chaplinsky, a Jehovah's Witness, had purportedly told a New Hampshire town marshal who was attempting to prevent him from preaching that he was "a God-damned racketeer" and "a damned fascist" and was arrested. The court upheld the arrest and wrote in its decision that
There are certain well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought to raise any constitutional problem. These include the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous, and the insulting or "fighting words" those that by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace. It has been well observed that such utterances are no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality.
— Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire1942


The court has continued to uphold the doctrine but also steadily narrowed the grounds on which fighting words are held to apply. In Street v. New York (1969),[3] the court overturned a statute prohibiting flag-burning and verbally abusing the flag, holding that mere offensiveness does not qualify as "fighting words". 

In similar manner, in Cohen v. California (1971), Cohen's wearing a jacket that said "fuck the draft" did not constitute uttering fighting words since there had been no "personally abusive epithets"; the Court held the phrase to be protected speech. In later decisions—Gooding v. Wilson (1972) and Lewis v. New Orleans (1974)—the Court invalidated convictions of individuals who cursed police officers, finding that the ordinances in question were unconstitutionally overbroad.

In R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul (1992), the Court overturned a statute prohibiting speech or symbolic expression that "arouses anger, alarm or resentment in others on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or gender" on the grounds that, even if the specific statute was limited to fighting words, it was unconstitutionally content-based and viewpoint-based because of the limitation to race-/religion-/sex-based fighting words. The Court, however, made it repeatedly clear that the City could have pursued "any number" of other avenues, and reaffirmed the notion that "fighting words" could be properly regulated by municipal or state governments.
In Snyder v. Phelps (2011), dissenting Justice Samuel Alito likened the protests of the Westboro Baptist Church members to fighting words and of a personal character, and thus not protected speech. The majority disagreed and stated that the protester's speech was not personal but public, and that local laws which can shield funeral attendees from protesters are adequate for protecting those in times of emotional distress.

It sounds pretty tough to restrict speech.
As it should be.
We may be limited to infitration and post action arrests, and .suits
Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 1 Comments

The Vicious Snake

"...you knew damn well I was a snake, before you took me in."

Original video from a Trump rally:

Bookmark and Share
posted by Nicoenarg at permanent link# 4 Comments

So if you get raped in France do 60% of the French think you are responsible?

Are there too many Jews in France? Are they too rich and is the media dominated by them? These are some of the opinions sought by a Ipsos poll on racism in France.  Published on Sunday in the French weekly Le Journal Du Dimanche, the survey results have caused a real stir.
The survey is the completion of an 18-month study on French attitudes to racism, religion, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

Fully 60 percent  believe that Jews bear at least some responsibility for recent rises in anti-Semitism.

You loudmouth, stiff necked JUICE need to learn your place and STFU in our nation (?). File Under : HOW AMERICA WAS BORN
If you wonder how Europe is doing compared to the past….
To the question “Do you think a racist reaction can be justified”, 30 percent said yes, some 91 percent of people said that Jews in France “are very insular” and 56 percent that they “have a lot of power” and are richer than average.

The study also suggests more than 40% feel that Jews are “a little too present in the media.”

PS, the French expelled all Jews from France by edict FOUR TIMES ALREADY in their history. Apparently they might be hoping for self expulsion for the fifth.
Pas de probleme, eh?
Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 4 Comments

Monday Morning Quarterbacking (The Iowa Caucuses)

This analysis over at The Last Refuge (Conservative Treehouse) is long, but worth exploring: Post Iowa Caucus Results – Winners and Losers.

...So who benefited from the events last night in Iowa.

The BIGGEST WINNER is Wall Street.




The BIGGEST LOSER last night was not Donald Trump, it was middle America....
Read it all HERE.

Karl Rove and the rest of the GOP establishment are clapping like seals this morning because Marco Rubio scored in the top-three tier of the Iowa Caucuses.

Marco Rubio is the establishment GOP's anointed one. That's been true since at least October 2015.

Labels: , , , ,

Bookmark and Share
posted by Always On Watch at permanent link# 6 Comments

Why Trump's Muslim statements BOTHER ME enough to get to the edge of not being able to vote for him -even though I agree with 100% on border and trade

No singling out of any RELIGIOUS group, on THAT basis is, I believe, permissable in the USA, per the Constitution

Outside the USA, it certainly IS permissable, but disgusting especially since the very same result could have been obtained by listing nations of origin, and therefore Trump PURPOSEFULLY decided to say MUSLIMS.


Why did he choose to say muslims?

In fact why not say he favored all legal immigration, was 100% set against allowing any ILLEGAL immigration at all, and pursuant to that goal had a list of temporarily banned nations which make common sense to all americans?

Further, banning muslims, even for a week is an impractical and unworkable solution.

"Hi, I'm an assyrian christian, my family are all dead and I'm from Al Hind-tit, Iraq where the town hall is rubble and I'm seeking asylum in the USA. Here's my passport" (PS manufactured and 'aged' in Raqqa)

Why not temporarily stop ALL immigration until we 'figure out what the hell is going on'?

Who are you going to call?
You happy with the State dept overseeing that?

It's not that Trump HATES muslims, it's that he is willing to single out ANY RELIGIOUS group on the basis of their unifying quality.


Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 31 Comments

Obama Plans $4 Billion Spending Spree on ‘Tech Diversity’

Obama Plans $4 Billion Spending Spree on ‘Tech Diversity’

As the U.S. national debt spirals ever closer to World War Two levels, President Obama has found yet another way to spend money. The administration has announced a $4 billion scheme to make sure computer science students have the right gender and skin colour to satisfy progressives.

The new initiative was announced by the president in his Saturday address. Entitled “Computer Science For All,” it will allocate $4 billion from the upcoming budget to the states and $100 million to districts over the course of three years.

In order to receive the funds, states will have to submit their plans to widen access to computer science in schools. In other words, they’ll have to explain how they’re going to persuade more women and minorities to take the courses. No doubt many budding writers, doctors and lawyers will be pressured into computer science courses by states eager to snap up the diversity dollars.
I’m trying to imagine what would happen had Joe Lieberman become president and then announced he wanted to spend $4bn to ENFORCE that more Jews, Buddhists, Sikhs, etc were in computer science by compelling states to enforce by any means more are enrolled in federally stamped programs.

90% of Americans who happened to be Jewish would recognize the underlying thought and vomit.
The govt of the USA has no business doing anything other than ensuring students who have achieved equal grades and abilities have an equal opportunity to enter schools.


FIGURE OUT how to improve the quality of high school output (WITHOUT SCHOOL UNIONS INVOLVED).

Make high schools in urban environment into ACTUAL SAFE SPACES, and get RID of those not interested in education.

Bookmark and Share
posted by Epaminondas at permanent link# 6 Comments

Older Posts Newer Posts