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Bob's Message To Sarah Palin.
Dr. Cranky-D shares the results over at Protein Wisdom:
…Islam is not a religion. Mohammed made it up to support his ideology of conquering other tribes. It’s a political system. Allah is not G-d. When I was younger and stupid I thought we were all talking about the same G-d I knew, the G-d of Abraham and Isaac. The G-d I know from the New Testament. I know now we are not talking about that. Anyone who claims Allah is G-d is either an idiot or lying.
G-d and Satan disagreed about free will. G-d said all must come to him voluntarily. Satan thought G-d should force obedience. Which “religion” forces compliance or death now? Hint: it isn’t the Jews or Christians.
Mohammedism is truly a monument to Evil.
In a Comment further along in the thread, Eingang Ausfahrt quotes a rather reliable observer of Mankind:
“Mohammed had not only religious doctrines descend from Heaven and placed in the Koran, but political maxims, civil and criminal laws, and scientific theories. The Gospels, in contrast, speak only of the general relationships of men to God and among themselves.”
— Alexis de Tocqueville
Islam is a whole, all-encompassing system of ideas. In other words: it is an Ideology.
Ideology — that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social theory which helps to make his acts seem good instead of bad in his own and others’ eyes, so that he won’t hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise and honors….
And, let us not forget, Kerry is the poster child for Rank Stupidity.
Israeli government sources on Saturday night accused US Secretary of State John Kerry of “completely capitulating” to the demands of Hamas and its champion Qatar in drafting the Gaza war ceasefire proposal that Israeli ministers unanimously rejected on Friday.
The unnamed sources, quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 TV, said Kerry “dug a tunnel under the Egyptian ceasefire proposal” — which Israel accepted and Hamas rejected last week — and presented the Israeli government with a text that accepted “most of the demands” raised by Hamas, the Islamist terror group that rules the Strip.
To the “horror” of the Israeli ministers, the Kerry proposal accepted Hamas’s demands for the opening of border crossings into Gaza — where Israel and Egypt fear the import of weaponry; the construction of a seaport; and the creation of a post-conflict funding channel for Hamas from Qatar and other countries, according to the sources. The proposal, meanwhile, did not even provide for Israel to continue demolishing the Hamas network of “terror tunnels” dug under the Israeli border.
Rather than provoke an open diplomatic confrontation with the United States, the report said, the appalled ministers chose not to issue an official statement rejecting the Kerry terms. Instead, word of the decision was allowed to leak out.
The cabinet was meeting again on Saturday night to discuss all aspects of the 19-day conflict with Hamas. Ongoing efforts were being made to reformulate the ceasefire terms, Israeli sources said.
Channel 2′s diplomatic reporter Udi Segal said “voices” from the cabinet had described Kerry as “negligent,” “lacking the ability to understand” the issues, and “incapable of handling the most basic matters.”
What…what can I say? I’d get in trouble if I expressed my thoughts about this perfidious Traitor at this moment.
Short, sweet, and to the point, he is:
Personally, I’d go all Curtis LeMay on ‘em, but Bibi is more merciful.
Hey, even a great man like Prime Minister Netanyahu [aka: The Leader Of The Free World] is not perfect.
John Hoge is no dope, even though he favors decriminalizing marijuana.
…prohibition (of drugs or booze or handguns or whatever) was one of the signal achievements of early 20th-century Progressivism. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the crime and violence associated with alcohol prohibition brought Americans to their senses in only 13 years.
A hundred years ago,
our betters the Progressives sold the country on the idea that because some people couldn’t responsibly handle booze and drugs, that none of us should have access to them. If we just let the smarter, wiser, better educated, more refined elites control us, everything will be just fine.
I’d like to add an addendum to one of his points…
He wrote: ‘Fortunately (or unfortunately), the crime and violence associated with alcohol prohibition brought Americans to their senses in only 13 years’.
Indeed, but, by then, Organized Crime was so well entrenched in America that it survived and became a plague on this country.
I’m sure Saul Alinksy was very happy that came to pass.
Some thoughts that came to me after reading a TOM commentator’s remarks on something Stacy McCain wrote [that is spot-on, per usual on such matters]…
Whatever else the feminists may be wrong about, they are correct that “woman” is a biological condition involving XX chromosomes and, y’know, being born with a vagina. This isn’t prejudice, it’s science.
Commentator Anon Y. Mous:
Isn’t it weird to even have to say something that is so trivial as a point in an argument. It’s like having a discussion with someone where you have to point out that 1+1=2, and they won’t even concede that. You can say it is math all you like, but they insist that it just isn’t true.
-Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part III, Chapter 2
Frequent TOM commentator RKae and I just had a little back-and-forth in a post by Stacy McCain that I would like to read your thoughts on…
…Greed? Well, responsible people put some money aside; but if you have 50 billion and you’re still trying to make more, that’s when you’re losing God….
…Indeed, you are more than likely, at that point, starting to lose God because of the corrupting Temptations such seemingly unending amounts of wealth bring about naturally.
But, that should not stop one from continuing to accumulate wealth if one dedicates oneself to truly good causes – in other words: starts a determined program to give a lot of it away.
The key is for it not to be given to causes [ala Bill and Melinda Gates] that ultimately seek to destroy Western Civilization.
I don’t think a person can play ANY game with that much money and not break things. Charities become dogma and worse-than-welfare machines.
And I stand by the notion that no one can acquire a billion dollars in the first place without playing completely evil games with pretend money and interest – civilization-damaging tools.
What say you?
…The latest glimpse of America’s security-where-you-need-it-least security-state comes courtesy of Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, who were on a road trip from Iowa to Alaska.
As you might have deduced, to drive from Iowa to Alaska involves passing through Canada, so on the last leg of the journey the scouts were approaching a US immigration post on the Yukon/Alaska border. These days, the kids all have cellphones and on an exciting adventure holiday they take snaps of everything. And so, returning to America via one of its remotest frontier posts, one boy took a photograph:
[Scout leader Jim] Fox said one of the Scouts took a picture of a border official, which spurred agents to detain everyone in that van and search them and their belongings.
“The agent immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000 and 10 years in prison,” Fox said.
Fox said he was told it is a federal offense to take a picture of a federal agent.
Not wanting things to escalate, Fox said he did not complain.
Au contraire, by this stage, “complaining” is the only way to prevent things escalating.
For a start, if Mr Fox’s account is correct, nothing that Agent Bozo threatened is actually true. “Federal agents” routinely tell people they’re not allowed to take photographs, but there seems to be no – oh, what’s the word? – laws that actually support this, and courts have consistently ruled that government employees have no expectation of privacy when conducting public business in public. There is a federal “regulation” governing photography on federal property for “news, advertising or commercial purposes” but that doesn’t cover a boy scout in a van taking vacation souvenirs.
Is there a $10,000 fine and ten years in prison for taking a holiday snap? No. Even for taking photographs of “certain vital military and naval installations“, the guilty party shall be “imprisoned not more than one year”.
So this agent is either extremely ill-informed, or simply bullying a kid because he knows he can. Nevertheless, because one boy took a photo, the CBP thugs detained the scouts for four hours and went through everything.
This is the evil of a dying republic – waving through gangbangers at the southern border, but at the northern border detaining boy scouts for four hours. No novelist or movie director would attempt that contrast – it’s too pat, too neat. But it’s somehow become American reality in the 21st century.
Just to be clear: that boy scout did nothing wrong. When the CBP officer demanded he hand over the camera, Mr Fox should have refused and asked to see the agent’s supervisor.
But it gets better:
Another of the Scouts was taking luggage from the top of a van to be searched when something startling happened.
“He hears a snap of a holster, turns around, and here’s this agent, both hands on a loaded pistol, pointing at the young man’s head,” Fox explained.
Fox said that had them all in fear.
Ultimately no one was hurt or arrested, and after about four hours they were allowed to continue their trip into Alaska.
“No one was hurt or arrested”: Two and a third centuries after a great revolution for the right to live in liberty, law-abiding Americans are apparently now grateful not to be shot or incarcerated after interactions with their government. If you’re wondering what the short-trousered national-security threat did wrong, he apparently reached for his suitcase “without authorization“.
Oh, my. As I always say round about this point in the story, if you need to level a gun at a boy scout’s head, you’re doing it wrong.
Also of note is the reaction of the folks back home:
Charles Vonderheid with the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America said Troop 11 learned a valuable lesson. “We want to make sure they follow the rules. A Scout is a good citizen. It would be a great lesson in civics for that young man and that troop,” he said.
Yeah, ’cause nothing says “civics” like having a minor bureaucratic functionary pointing a gun at your head. Mr Vonderheid has been backpedaling furiously since his original response. He’s now revised his position:
He told me that he made the comment after getting blindsided by reporters before learning any details about the encounter. He assured me, though, that he and the Boy Scouts are concerned about scouts’ safety and support them.
For its part, CBP is denying the boy scouts’ version of events, but has passed their video of the incident (because, whether or not you’re allowed to photograph CBP, CBP is allowed to photograph you) along to “internal affairs” for review. Todd Starnes of Fox News concludes:
So, what we have here is an old-fashioned case of he said, he said – or to be more accurate – the Boy Scouts said, the feds said.
In cases like this, the quickest way to determine who is being truthful is to look at the video. So I emailed U.S. Customs and Border Protection and officially requested a copy of the video.
My request was denied.
I’m not so sure it’s fair to call it “he said, he said”. None of the three other volunteers have disputed Mr Fox’s version of events, and everyone seems to agree that the boy scouts were there for over four hours – and for a “crime” a CBP agent pulled out of his butt.
And that’s why I describe what is alleged to have happened as “evil”. There are still people like Mr Vonderheid, who think that if they’re putting you through the wringer for four hours that just goes to show how seriously they take this “national security” stuff. But in fact the opposite is true. Every four hours that the incompetent Homeland Security bureaucracy is spending on Iowa boy scouts is four hours they’re not spending on someone who merits the scrutiny. And considering that the most lavishly funded government on the planet has let in everyone from Mohammed Atta and Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the man who attacked and raped a 93-year old Omaha woman unto death, a serious people who were truly the “good citizens” Mr Vonderheid wants would demand that these bullying twerps learn to prioritize.
Instead, an insecure, ineffectual CBP agent stopped a troop of boy scouts for four hours for no other reason than to punish them. That’s an abuse of power. And a very serious one – because a man who has no compunction about doing that has such a defective understanding of his position that one would be foolish to presume any limits to his abusiveness.
That’s why, as I said above, Mr Fox should have complained, and early on. My advice, whenever a routine border crossing goes beyond the standard three or four questions and shows signs of turning into an “incident”, is to ask for a supervisor. The reason is simple: You have an advantage over your interrogator; you know you’re not an illegal alien, a terrorist or a smuggler. If the CBP can’t tell that in under four hours, that’s a reflection on them, not on you.
I confess, though, that I worry about the craven and compliant likes of Mr Vonderheid. American life is bifurcating into the undocumented and the overdocumented. On the southern border, the bazillions of US laws are meaningless – proof of identity, medical tests, none of it matters. And the less it matters on the Rio Grande the more the zealots on the 49th Parallel will take apart your car if they think you’ve got a Kinder egg in there. Anyone who thinks that attitude can be confined to the border and not work its way deep into the rest of American life is deluded.
This banal Charles Vonderheid fellow reminds me of those millions of Germans who kept their mouths shut about the Evil of the Nazis, informed on their fellow Germans and Jews to save their own skin, and averted their eyes and denied their senses of smell to what was occurring in the camp nearby.
Over a century of the metastasizing of the Leftist Thought Cancer in this country has produced such mealy-mouthed little, frightened men — men without chests. Keep your eyes on them, for, chances are, they will be the ones that betray you to the Tyrants.
…In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
—C.S. Lewis, Men Without Chests, from The Abolition Of Man
Apparently, US Customs And Border Protection would warn him not to come to America by illegally crossing the border:
Sic Semper Liberis Tyrannis?
Tip of the fedora to Red Eye.
Comrade Pelosi bellyfeel and then duckspeak unwise histrec.
[Oldspeak] From Breitbart, Charles Spiering reporting, we learn:
Pelosi reminded reporters that it was the National Conference of Catholic Bishops that used the baby Jesus analogy. She then suggested that if Moses hadn’t have been accepted by the Egyptians, then there wouldn’t be the Ten Commandments.
“You could even speak about, if it’s your tradition, Moses,” she said. “What would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh’s family? We wouldn’t have the Ten Commandments for starters.”
Rep unsmart and doubleplusfuckingstupid.
Chocorat and Botoxrat denied til idiot rectify quickwise.
I have been hesitant the past week or so to write and publish my thoughts on the multitude of incidents or Anti-Semitism we have been witnessing since Israel decided to take action against the death cult known as Hamas. My deep anger has made me concerned that I will really lose my cool and not do our cause any good.
Fortunately for me, Jeff Goldstein was able to restrain himself just enough:
I’m getting beyond incensed over the rise of anti-Semitism both here and in westernized (socialist) Europe, and all the useful idiots who haven’t a fucking clue that they’re supposed “principled” stand against “Israeli racist apartheid butchers” is nothing more than a collaboration with none other than Hitler himself. It’s like his demons spirit has possessed them.
…I think Obama and the New Left hates Israel; and I think his friendships with Edward Said and Khalidi and Ayers, et al, coupled with his time under Reverend Wright and his having been steeped in Marxist propaganda including, on its outskirts, the thinking behind fascism and National Socialism as leftist offshoots, are all part of Obama’s attitude toward Israel. We thought the Cold War was over, but Hillary’s reset button has rekindled that. Turns out Obama’s policies and attitude may just be rekindling the Second World War, as well.
The Demon that possessed Hitler was at least as old as Abraham.
Ever since a brave desert people decided to embrace the One True God and live by His Commandments [out of which, arose the concept of The Rule Of Law and not The Rule Of Man], they have been subjected to a never-ending campaign of elimination that has been waged by the minions of Evil, who despise Freedom and Liberty, who see themselves as gods possessing a secret knowledge that gives them the right to enslave all of mankind to their whims.
It is the Jews who kept the torch of Freedom alive through the ancient ages of rotten and depraved Despotisms, and who paid a heavy price for doing so [and never stopped paying it].
The theme of this picture is whether men ought to be ruled by God’s laws or whether they are to be ruled by the whims of a dictator like Rameses. Are men the property of the State or are they free souls under God? This same battle continues throughout the world today.
—Cecil B. DeMille, filmed introduction to The Ten Commandments.
And it continues because, first, the Jews, then the Christians and Jews refused to stop fighting to be Free Souls under God, even though they were subjected to exile, torture, crucifixion, burning alive, and many other miseries.
I Stand With Israel.
I Stand With The Jews.
Mark Steyn has saved me some valuable time by writing the following:
ISIS is doing what winners do in war: It’s shaping the facts on the ground. It wants no Christians in Iraq, and it’s getting on with it. General Sisi wants to kill the Muslim Brotherhood: He’s getting on with it. The wilier Brothers have slipped over into a collapsing Libya to make common cause with various al-Qaeda affiliates, as the Libyan state implodes: Its would-be successors are getting on with it. In the new Middle East, everyone and his uncle has an Obama-Clinton “Reset” button and they’ve pressed it.
But they’re not Jews. So nobody minds, and no preening Botoxicated buffoon of an American emissary comes to lecture them.
Kerry, as Obama’s plenipotentiary, is a paradox – the physical presence of a geopolitical absence:
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there again today,
I wish, I wish he’d go away…
Thus John Kerry, in Jerusalem and Cairo and beyond.
JFK [he likes to be called that, don't ya know] was a Traitor in the 1970′s and he’s a very bad joke now [and still a Traitor because he has never apologized for the lies he told about our troops in Vietnam].
But, hey, so’s his Bossman.
The trouble is, of course, that these two cretins are causing innocent people to die, such as the Christians in the Muslim World and the Jews in Israel.
Before very long, I fear, innocent Americans will be the ones dying, thanks to these two pathetic Numskull Nihilists.
Two separate federal Courts Of Appeal handed down two opposite opinions today on the Subsidies Provision in the Affordable Cate Act.
There has been much commentary throughout the Rightosphere today on the decisions, with many, it seems, believing that the decision against the Provision, which subsidizes Obamacare enrollees insurance costs, will prevail and, therefore, is a ‘death-knell’ for the law.
This ruling means nothing, no matter what.
That entity known as The United States Of America is gone — finished, overthrown, discarded. It’s Constitution is de facto inoperative as far as those in Power And Control are concerned.
The Rule Of Law is gone, replaced by The Rule Of Whim.
We are living in a post-Constitutional Despotic State.
The Legislative Branch of this Despotic State will not resist Caesar, being as it is filled with Courtiers and sniveling Quislings.
This is just another scene in a very tragic farce.
It is imperative that our side, those of us who are fighting to Restore our Freedoms and Liberties, not delude ourselves in any way. We cannot afford to because victory will only be achieved if we remain clear-eyed and sober in devising our strategies and tactics. If we indulge in wishful-thinking, we will ultimately lose this War and our Posterity will, rightly, never forgive us.
Show me where there is any longer that reasonable expectation of Justice being delivered.
Show me how to have faith that the people running governments at any level will not act arbitrarily — the Law be damned — subjecting us to their personal, political, and petty desires, and their delusions of bringing about Heaven On Earth.
The guiding hand of Virtue has been severed and discarded, the malignant cancer of Ideology has metastasized, unleashing a maelstrom of mayhem in every part of our Culture.
The Center cannot hold because it has been undermined and abandoned — left unattended and unguarded, it has crumbled.
The condition of Law And Order has been reduced to a state of Lawlessness And Disorder, with every, single action we take subject to be declared a crime.
Chaos mounts. Anarchy looms. Fear grips the American Soul. There are no standards; there is no stability.
We are subject to a Despotism that seeks nothing less than our capitulation to it’s enslaving embrace.
In such a situation, can we afford to engage in wishful-thinking?
Forbid it! Strike such comforting fantasies and illusions from our Hearts and our Minds. Reject the Temptations of the Deadly Sins being offered to us by those who despise everything that America stands for and was before the virus of Leftism crossed our borders and ravaged our Society.
I know not what course others may take, but as for me: I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die.
MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said.
Police, including the NYPD‘s counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said.
“Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?” City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m.
It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there.
Even if the person or group who put the flags up there are Leftists, it’s the symbolic significance that matters…and that is dead solid perfect.
In all areas, foreign and domestic, America has surrendered to the Totalitarians, be they coffee-house philosophers or pedophile cultists who worship a moon god.
Now, if it had been me, I would have merely taken the existing Stars And Stripes and rehung them upside down [a sign of Distress]…but, you know, now that I think of it, the White Flag Of Surrender is much more appropriate because The United States Of America is no more.
Thus, they voluntarily and ignominiously surrendered their own liberty, and exchanged a free constitution for a TYRANNY!
—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 14 October 1771
But remember my countrymen, it will be better to have your liberties wrested from you by force, than to have it said that you even implicitly surrendered them.
—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 23 December 1771
Usually, in this semi-regular feature here at TCOTS, I focus on examples of the brutality and out-and-out hatred the pervades Leftist Thinking, but, in this installment, I’d like to provide an example that goes to the character — or lack, thereof — of the vast majority of those who have decided to channel their Nihilism into seeking to drag all of us down into their Anti-Life pit of pathetic despair and self-pitying misery.
The Occupy Wall Streeter who once sobbed in court because she had to appear in the same dress twice also threatened to kill two cops’ families, court papers show.
Couture-crazed protester Cecily McMillan — who became a poster child for OWS indignation after socking a cop in the eye in 2012 — was arrested again in December 2013 during a subway scuffle.
She was busted after allegedly urging two turnstile jumpers not to cooperate with a pair of cops in the Union Square subway station — and then made death threats against the officers, according to the papers.
“You don’t know who I am! Wait until you figure it out! You probably don’t have kids or a wife, but if you do, I’ll kill them!” McMillan, 26, allegedly screeched to the officers.
After four hours in custody, McMillan hissed to officers, “Look at what I am wearing! It is a botanist dress,’’ the papers state.
“This is a cocktail dress to be worn only standing up maximum four hours! I had three to four people that helped me get into this dress. The NYPD, you must supply me with clothing!”
McMillan said her dress was so tight that “my chest hurts” and demanded an ambulance.
The ranting revolutionary also ordered the cops to give her a pair of sweat pants and a T-shirt.
“You are a male chauvinist pig!” she yelled at one cop.
McMillan had already been arrested and was awaiting trial for punching the officer in 2012. On Dec. 7, 2013, she allegedly played counselor to the two fare-beaters during their bust.
“You don’t have to talk to them,” she allegedly told the suspects. “Don’t pay any attention to them. They did not identify themselves. I know the law. I’m a lawyer. Don’t cooperate with them.”
McMillan, who, in fact, is not a lawyer, was then arrested herself and promptly sniffed to officers, “I have dealt with the police before. I’m not scared of your scare tactics.”
The New School grad was convicted in the 2012 incident and spent two months in jail. She was just released from Rikers Island.
She has pleaded not guilty to the subway obstruction-of-justice rap, which carries a possible jail sentence of one year, and will appear in court on that charge Sept. 15.
She turned down a no-jail plea deal offered by prosecutors that would have required her to take anger-management classes.
-She’s a real catch. Attention all Beta Males! — Here’s The Womyn Of Your Dreams.
-’You don’t know who I am! Wait until you figure it out!’
Oh, I think we have….
-Look, there are some people you just have to write-off and I believe there is no possibility of taming this shrew.
-’[Y]ou must supply me with clothing!’
The only thing we must supply you with is utter contempt.
Instapundit’s latest column for USA Today is a damn timely read because it deals with a serious problem that has gotten quite worse in this age of The Digital Revolution:
… police often take it even more personally if you photograph them at work. As attorney Morgan Manning reported in Popular Mechanics, people who photograph police in the process of arresting — or beating, or shooting — suspected criminals often find themselves confronted by officers who demand that they hand over their cameras or delete the incriminating images.
Again, the police don’t have any authority to do that. In fact, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has held in the case of Glik v. Cuniffe that the right to photograph police officers in public spaces is so clearly established that officers who break the law by interfering with citizens who do so can’t plead "good faith" immunity. Good-faith immunity is supposed to protect officers who have to act quickly in areas where the law is unclear. The right to take photographs of police officers in public places, said the Court of Appeals, isn’t unclear. (In fact, it’s so clear that the Justice Department has written a letter to law enforcement agencies making that point.) Now the same question is going before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which includes New York City, in response to the New York Police Department’s practice of interfering with people who record its officers.
The question shouldn’t even be close. Leaving aside the fundamental unfairness of law enforcement agencies filling the skies with drones and the streets with cameras and license-plate scanners while objecting to being recorded themselves, there’s an even more significant reason: Unlike private citizens going about their personal business, police officers — and, for that matter, public buildings — are paid for by the taxpayers. The taxpayers should have a right to keep an eye on what their employees are doing.
Dead solid perfect.
Just as when the people of The United States in their local communities and in the Several States began allowing for the creation of police departments and never relinquished their right to self-defense or their right to exercise policing powers, merely delegating the day-to-day business of it to an organized [training came later in the 19th Century] group run by a government entity, so we also never relinquished the right to monitor those employed in our name by the governments of The United States at all levels.
The police have their supervisors, but we are their bosses.
Now, of course, as Glenn points out in another context in his column, we can restrict, through our elected representatives, picture-taking under certain conditions, such as ‘certain classified military facilities‘ and of certain police officers who are at the moment working undercover. But, outside of these few actual security and real safety considerations, we, The Sovereign People [I can't emphasis that phrase enough], have the prerogative to takes pictures or film our law enforcement officials [not just police officers] in the performance of their duties. In fact, we have a Moral Duty to record their actions if we believe they are violating the law and, thus, breaking their oaths and betraying the Trust we have placed in them.
Any unreasonable restrictions of this Power that we have retained are Despotic.
Last week, frequent Protein Wisdom commentator I Callahan remarked:
We live in a time where nobody is individual, and everyone is part of a “special interest.”
We live in a time where most everybody is lacking in Virtue, refusing to pull their shifts as Guardians Of The Republic.
‘Rational Self-Interest’ – HA! – it’s now: Slothful Self-Interest.
And The Republic, as constituted, is dead.
— A M E R I C A 2 0 1 4 —
As I do every third Sunday Evening…
I think this is one of the best versions of the this wonderful song.
There’s a better home a-waiting…
From the album Traditionals, which is a compilation album put together, it seems, in the Netherlands so I would say it is rather fitting.
I have been unable to find out much about this young lady, but she sure has a gift.
Can the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by…
The headline of the post by Donald Douglas says it all:
The cowardly rat bastards mobbed him and he was assaulted when his phone was grabbed and thrown away, but that didn’t stop our Donald.
ITEM: The Very Healthy Colon Of The Jarrett Junto.
New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.
The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.
But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the shoot-down of a Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine, delays in failed U.S. nuke talks with Iran, and on Hamas’ continued war against Israel.
In the Rio Grande area where most of the migrants are crossing the border, the number of so-called “unaccompanied children” was actually outnumbered by the inflow by adults, parents and children in “family units,” according to the data.
The much-faster growth in “family units” has been hidden by White House and agency officials, who have tried to portray the influx as a wave of children fleeing abuse and violence.
Many of the men, women and children who cross the border in “family units” are temporarily held until they’re transported to cities where they have relatives or friends.
This Administration is very experienced in data dumps…and dumping, crapping, all over the American People.
As we now know, this was never about abused children.
Wake-up Glen Beck and Ted Cruz — you’ve been played for fools.
The “children” pic.twitter.com/fE5BCCGNIx
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 15, 2014
ITEM: Cometh The White Horse.
From Bloomberg, Sonali Basak and Jennifer Oldham reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Iowahawk]:
Three more plague cases were found in Colorado, a week after the first infection of the deadliest form of the disease was reported in the state in a decade.
The man initially reported with pneumonic plague on July 11 is hospitalized. Two of the new cases also had pneumonic plague, while the third had a milder form. All four cases may be linked to the original man’s dog, which died from the illness, state health officials said.
Donald Douglas has a report from KNXV-TV - ABC-15 in Phoenix:
…this investigation, at ABC-15 KNXV-TV Phoenix, indicates the public health screening system is breaking down, and that chicken pox, influenza, pneumonia, viruses, staff infections, and tuberculosis are showing up across the Southwest.
With medical professionals overwhelmed by border chaos, illegal aliens are being sent across the U.S. without basic health screening, raising the prospect of epidemics of diseases once thought eradicated.
An internal Department of Defense memo obtained by ABC News reports that the director of refugee health at Health and Human Services “has identified a breakdown of the medical screening processes at the Nogales, Ariz., facility.” This may be just the tip of a medical-disaster iceberg.
Officials involved in moving the immigrants from Border Patrol processing centers to Health and Human Services facilities are, according to the memo, “putting sick (fevers and coughing) unaccompanied children on airplanes inbound for (Naval Base Ventura County) in addition to the chicken pox and coxsackie virus cases.”
Three unaccompanied minors were reportedly in the ICU at local hospitals in California, and two of them were diagnosed with strep pneumonia. The same naval base has experienced an outbreak of pneumonia and influenza among the unaccompanied minors at its detention facility.
The dispersal of illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors, throughout the U.S. without proper medical screening is an appalling dereliction of duty by a president and an administration sworn to protect the health and safety of American citizens.
“Most of the border minors are being kept in overcrowded facilities ridden with poor hygiene,” Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, a preventive medicine specialist, told Breitbart News recently, adding, “This is the ideal condition for a viral outbreak.”
“A public health crisis, the likes of which I have not seen in my lifetime, is looming,” Vliet wrote recently for World Net Daily. “Drug-resistant tuberculosis is the most serious risk, but even diseases like measles can cause severe complications and death in older or immuno-compromised patients.”
Border Patrol agents in Murrieta, Calif., have tested positive for tuberculosis. Hand and foot disease and Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic illness, both previously eradicated from the area, are on the rise.
The possibility also exists in these conditions for diseases such as dengue fever to hit the U.S.
“We had one get bacterial pneumonia a couple days ago,” Border Patrol union vice president Chris Cabrera told host Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom Monday. “A lot of our guys are coming down with scabies or lice.”
Donald has been doing yeoman’s work reporting on this Invasion. Do click here to read all of his posts on the subject.
The Jarrett Junto has shifted into high gear as if they intend to accomplish most of their ‘Fundamental Transformation’
before 20 January 2017.
So 3rd world invasion in Texas, bubonic plague in Denver, and water riots in Detroit. Can’t tell if it’s 399, 1399 or 1899.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 18, 2014
Two can play at this game: Time To Get Medieval On The Left’s Asses.
ITEM: If This Is Not Treason, It Certainly Is Impeachable.
See my post from Friday:
To quote Patrick Henry:
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles I his Cromwell, and George III may profit by their example.