Friday, January 31, 2014

Chicago Grassroots React to State of the Union

Astonishing! Apparently not everyone drank the Kool Aid in that

Pennsylvania Small Business Hit With Skyrocketing Health Costs From ObamaCare

Body shop employees get the bad news.

Of course, lot of workers are going to be told this year that their company
has decided it can no longer afford to provide a group plan at all, so they
will hence forth have to buy their own insurance.

The Poison of Postmodern Lying

“A lie is as good as the truth, if you can get someone to believe it.”
 -Flip Wilson

Thursday, January 30, 2014

'Ignorance is bliss' when it comes to crime alerts

“So, apparently the hurt feelings of black men are more important than alerting students to potential danger and capturing suspects. Of what importance are a few more rapes, assaults, robberies, and other crimes when balanced against self-esteem?”

“As my colleague Rick Moran puts it, how useful would this be: "Be on the lookout for a man/woman of a race that is none of your business".

According to historians, southeast Wisconsin experienced a crime wave in the months and years immediately following the Civil War. The region was over-run with tramps and vagabonds, perhaps men who were displaced by the war and/or the depressed economies that effected many states as a consequence of the war. These homeless men frequently resorted to theft and robbery to sustain themselves. The tramps stole anything “not nailed down”. Highway robberies became frequent, as well as murders committed in the course of a robbery. The town of Whitewater, in particular, was plagued by young Irish street fighters during this period. These young Irish hoodlums engaged in brawls frequently with “brass knuckles, clubs and rocks”.  Many of the law-abiding people of the region responded to the rampant violent crime by going armed with concealed weapons. “It was not rare to see a boy as young as 12-years-old carrying a pistol in his back pocket” (Murders of Whitewater and Surrounding Counties by Len Faytus).

Looks like the more things change the more they stay the same. Except that in times past one was allowed to identify the ethnicity of the offenders.

Did D'Souza Hit a Nerve?

Probably so, which is why the Administration is going out of its way to shut him up.

Although Anti-colonialism is just part and parcel of Marxism. And since our President and his minions are all committed Marxists, they believe that every sort of injustice and evil is a result of Capitalism and thus the USA as the largest capitalist country must have its power and influence diminished by a large measure, if the world is to made into a more just and peaceful place. In this case, President Obama’s family history simply makes the anti-colonialism angle more of a personal crusade for him. Other than that to the Obama Administration every injustice in this country springs from “racism” and as Marxists they believe that racism is fomented by Capitalist exploitation.
“Recently President Obama blamed racism for his falling popularity numbers.  Will the President fess up and claim openly that in his opinion it is racism and the vestiges of racism that are the root causes of "social injustice" at home and animosity abroad? He is too politically astute for that.  So in that sense we will never know.”

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Packed Hearing Explores New Accommodations for Religious Freedom

"Sikhs are a deeply patriotic group and want to serve in the military while
staying true to their faith, said Army Maj. Kamal S. Singh, a military
doctor who attended the hearing. He's one of three Sikhs who previously had
won exemptions to military grooming policies."

 Since MAJ Singh is a medical doctor, it's no wonder the Army was willing to
wave the rules to get him in the service.

"I'm not a lobbyist, I'm just a soldier," he said. "I'm proof of concept
that a Sikh can wear a helmet, can wear a gas mask and get a seal . that we
can do everything that is needed by any soldier, with our articles of faith

Well if that's the case then, let EVERYONE grow beards and wear their hair
long. There clearly  is no longer a material reason to require all other
male soldiers to be clean shaven and have extremely short haircuts.
Continuing such a policy on the grounds of uniformity of appearance and/or
cohesion then just amounts to ritual humiliation of the majority of male
soldiers. Not to mention the fact that the service is continuing to let
women wear their hair long even though it intends to open all military
occupation specialties to them.

But hey, I like the ACU Turban. Are ACU hijabs and Burka's next? If
multiculturalism is sauce for the goose, it ought to be sauce for the

Berettas don't Bluff

"Don't be too surprised if in years to come the Tennessee facility continues
to expand, while the Maryland manufacturing facility remains static in size,
or even shrinks and shuts down."

"This is yet another self-inflicted wound by an anti-gun state government
that is more intent on controlling their citizens than helping them prosper,
and I suspect that Beretta is hardly the last gun company we'll see leaving
anti-gun states this year."

Yeah... the Pietro Beretta Company didn't stay in business for 500 years by
being a bunch of dumbasses. One of the immutable laws of business is that
business capital always goes where it is welcome.

Maryland Mall shooter was model customer, but kept a journal that mentioned a hatred of "certain groups"

Interesting . Obviously the press is studiously ignoring certain aspects of
this case, since those details apparently don't fit the Leftist narrative of
what is wrong with America.

"Frankly, one has to wonder if the MSM fears that a minority vegan
skateboarder might have hatred towards the very same groups that the
Washington Post and other media outlets would like to scapegoat if they
could, undermining their preferred narrative."

After all, the people we really need to be afraid of are those angry white,
Christian, "bitter clingers", right?

One of the most important principles of successful "Information Operations"
is to "stay on message".

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made
to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most
wretched sort of life as paradise." -Adolf Hitler

A Disaster for the American Worker

"It's just obvious you can't have free immigration and a welfare state," - Milton Friedman

“Ninety two million Americans have left the workforce. Another 50 million live below the poverty line. One-in-five American households are on food stamps. Household income is down 4.4 percent since the so-called recovery began in 2009. Only 74,000 jobs were created last month, and America remains mired in the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression. The bipartisan “solution” for these problems steadily gaining steam in Washington? Comprehensive immigration reform that will heighten the competition for jobs between newly legalized immigrants and Americans workers struggling to find employment.”

“Make no mistake: Americans are struggling to find employment.”

Indeed, with so many American citizens currently out of work, and with the expectation that in just 30 years up to 70 per cent of all jobs will be automated (performed by robots and/or computers of one sort or another), it begs the question of why the country is importing millions of low-skilled foreign born workers? Workers who are likely to become permanent welfare clients with a generation and add to the already out of control public debt.
“The choice is clear,” writes Sessions. “Either the GOP can help the White House deliver a crushing hammer blow to the middle class–or it can stand alone as the one party defending the legitimate interests of American workers.” 

Amnesty Ends the American Dream

“American immigration has been ingeniously designed to bring in immigrants who are less likely to be employed than the white native population in either the first generation or the second generation so that the first generation provides cheap labor while the second generation provides cheap votes.”

“Pro-amnesty politicians and business lobbies talk about investing in our future with an illegal alien amnesty, but what they really want is a first generation of cheap labor for disposable service and manufacturing industries whose employees will be so poorly paid that they will contribute little if anything in taxes and whose children will be more likely to be unemployed than their parents.”

“Europeans have grown weary of the economic and social consequences of these policies. Americans however have been slower to link their economic problems to their government’s immigration policies. But Democrats and Republicans who are jumping on the amnesty express might want to pay attention to the dramatic reversal in the UK where the parties and outlets mouthing empty migration boosterism are being forced to reverse course after an explosion of public outrage.”

Pentagon Concerned by China's New High-Speed Missile

"China's recent test of a new ultra-high speed strike vehicle highlights
growing concerns that Chinese military advances will overtake those of the
United States in as few as five years, a senior Pentagon official told
Congress Tuesday."

But it's not like we are going to fight anymore, is it?

The "Wage Gap" Alive Among Those Who Speak Against It

This wage gap at the White House is not new. The UK's Daily Mail reported in

The gender differential has been noticed outside of the White walls, and Dee
Dee Myers- the first female press secretary who worked under the Clinton
administration- feels it is not doing Mr Obama's team any favors.

'Women are Obama's base, and they don't seem to have enough people who look
like the base inside of their own inner circle,' Dee Dee Myers told The New
York Times.

"The hefty salaries, like Ms Jarrett's, were not the norm, however, as the
median salary for women in the White House is $60,000 which is 18 per cent
less than their male peers whose median salary was $71,000."


Who is Godless Now?

Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including
Christian values," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote
speech. "Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a
multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief
in Satan. This is the path to degradation."

In his state of the nation address in mid-December, Mr. Putin also portrayed
Russia as a staunch defender of "traditional values" against what he
depicted as the morally bankrupt West. Social and religious conservatism,
the former KGB officer insisted, is the only way to prevent the world from
slipping into "chaotic darkness."

This is ironic.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Maryland Mall shooting

It's apparently a case of unrequited love, which is not an uncommon motive
for murder. However, for some reason the American news media feels the need
to ignore the race of the murderer. Would the American news media be doing
so if the murderer had been white and one of the victims in this alleged
love triangle had been black?

Another interesting aspect of this crime is that during the past 40 years
many states have mandated permit requirements and/or waiting periods (AKA
"cooling off" periods) for purchasing handguns, on the grounds that handguns
were more likely to be used in the commission of crimes of passion, whereas
long guns (shotguns and rifles) were used for sporting purposes.. It never
seems to have occurred to the anti-gun Leftists that someone bent on
premeditated murder might simply circumvent the bureaucratic obstacles by
buying a long gun, instead.  Or maybe Leftist did, and they now have been
given reason to call for greater restrictions on the sale of shotguns and
rifles. After all, the ultimate goal of the Left IS to ban all private gun
ownership and they have understood that such a ban, like most of their other
transformational goals for American society, will have to be achieved
incrementally over a span of many years.

I'm praying for a rain in California

I'm praying for a rain in California
 So the grapes can grow and they can make more wine
 And I'm sitting in a honky in Chicago
 With a broken heart and a woman on my mind.

 I'll ask the man behind the bar for the jukebox
 And the music takes me back to Tennessee
 And when they ask who's the fool in the corner, crying
 I'll say, little old wine drinker, me

Dean Martin - Little Old Wine Drinker Me

Oh No!  This is dreadful news!

We won't even be able to drown our sorrows with cheap California wine this
coming year.

Obama’s Recessional

True. President Obama is curtailing American involvement in foreign affairs and reducing the size of the U.S. military precisely because he believes it is the right thing to do. He believes that America has been a bully to the rest of the world and that must stop. He believes that a many Americans agree with  him. He is correct in that regard, many do.

In any event, we haven’t gotten a good  return on our investment from our interventions, thanks to the fact that the Leftists have done their level best to undermine all our efforts, from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Consequently, as Mark Steyn observed, America has a military that cannot be beaten and yet cannot win.

States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

The problem is that states are unable to procure the preferred drug that
completely anesthetizes the condemned prisoner, so that the effects of the
two different poisons that paralyze the breathing and stop the heart of the
condemned are not visible to an observer. And that IS the problem, for if
any form of capital punishment is to be considered acceptable, it MUST
leave a peaceful looking corpse that won't offend the sensibilities  of the
social and political elitists who typically comprise most of the witnesses
to executions nowadays.

Otherwise the guillotine would be the most humane and cost effective means
of capital punishment. For on a regulation built guillotine the 85 pound
blade assembly is dropped on the condemned prisoner's neck from a height of
seven and a half feet; so even if the blade was dull as a  spoon, the force
of the blow would still separate the condemned person's head from his body
in an instant. But again, that does not make for a peaceful looking corpse,
does it?

Petition launched to deport Justin Bieber

But will Canada take him back?

State Of The Union

Wow! So President Obama is promising a country where most people don't work,
don't pay taxes and collect government benefits. Sounds like paradise!

The problem is that such a country will probably fall apart before too long.
To paraphrase Margret Thatcher, that country will eventually run out of
other people's money to redistribute to the masses. But in the meantime, it
all sounds wonderful, doesn't it?

Prince Sues Fans to Stop Bootleg Sharing

They sing about beauty and they sing about truth... and they DO expect to
paid handsomely for it.

No Country for Young Men

Eating Our Young

Why Pro-Amnesty Republicans Are So Desperate To Pass Immigration Reform This Year

Hawkins has it right, the Republicans are delusional on this issue. This would just be political suicide for the GOP.

The two groups who would really benefit from this “immigration reform” (AKA Amnesty) are the business interests who want an endless supply of cheap labor for agriculture, construction, domestic servants, janitorial staff, the restaurant and hospitality industries and what have you, and the Democrat party who would stand to gain 10 to 50 million new Democrat voters, making them the permanent ruling party nationally.

One reason author Hawkins doesn’t mention for this self-destructive Republican support for amnesty is that the Republicans are desperate to be liked and thought of as “good people” by the media and the other Liberal denizens of Washington D.C. As Rush has observed, the establishment Republicans are psychologically whipped. They have been successfully demonized in the eyes of so many low information voters over the years by the Leftist controlled media, such that these establishment Republicans feel desperate to want to try anything that might change this. But this is delusional, magical thinking on their part. One  enormous case of Stockholm Syndrome. Nothing the Republicans could ever do would make the Leftists like and/or respect them. Like Charles Krauthammer wrote, “To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.” The Leftists only want to destroy the Republicans, to chase them away back to their home districts, so no one will stand in the way of fulfilling their transformation of the country into a socialist state. Unfortunately, the Republicans are playing right into the Leftist’s hands on this sham immigration reform bill.