Saturday, June 6, 2015

American Pharoah Wins The #TripleCrown

Today is the Anniversary of D-Day

Edward Snowden hails the end of the PATRIOT Act in a New York Times op-ed

R.I.P. Beau Biden

Australian foreign minister says Isil is using chemical weapons

Islamic State militants have used chlorine as a weapon and are recruiting highly trained technicians in a serious bid to develop chemical weapons, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned.

In a speech to an international forum of nations that works to fight the spread of such weapons, Ms Bishop said the rise of militant groups such as Isil, also known as Daesh, posed "one of the gravest security threats we face today."

Free Beacon CATCHES New York Times getting Rubio hit from Democratic opposition research firm!

California Senate terminates ride service for lawmakers

Reuters: GOP Field Too Diverse for Ted Cruz to ‘Catch Fire’ with Latinos

...To Latinos, Cruz often feels more like an afterthought. And while that’s largely attributed to his hard-right stance on immigration reform, prominent Hispanic conservatives offered insight as to why his problems with Latinos run deeper. Rubio, they said, has embraced his ethnic identity in a way that Cruz, who speaks little Spanish, has not or will not.
What they’re essentially saying is that the field’s diversity makes it difficult for Cruz to be a token, which is the Democrats’ approach to such things.

All of that “blah, blah” about the embrace of his identity and Spanish speaking skills is only brought up because he is a Republican. The two Latino golden boys of the Democratic party at the moment are Julián and Joaquín Castro are still at the “¿Dónde está el baño por favor?” stage of their Spanish learning development. If that’s the litmus test, I’d be the ranking Latino if the three of us were hanging out. Also, if either Cruz or Rubio make it onto the GOP ticket, Joaquín Castro will almost certainly be given the Veep slot on the Democrat ticket because of the aforementioned leftist tokenism when it comes to race and ethnicity.

Cruz embraces being an American, and we all know how that irritates leftists.

Friday, June 5, 2015

AP: Saudi Arabia says it shot down Scud missile fired into kingdom by Yemen Shiite rebels, allies

Anita Perry talks 2012, Rick’s glasses, and how her husband has grown since his last presidential campaign

After a secret trial, 8 of the 10 men jailed for shooting Malala Yousafzai have been released

...Just two militants accused of the attempted murder of the Pakistani schoolgirl have been convicted and are currently serving the 25 year sentence that the Pakistani authorities claimed had been given to all 10 suspects. All 10 men are believed to be members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group.

"10 men are not behind bars, as the Pakistani authorities would have us believe. That is a big lie," a security official told the Daily Mirror.

...In April, a Pakistani judge found all 10 men guilty of the "planning and execution" of the 2012 assassination attempt which left the education activist seriously wounded. Then 14-year-old, she was shot in the head while travelling on a bus to her school in Pakistan's Swat Valley. She was flown to Birmingham in Britain for emergency surgery and she remains in the country today.

Malala, now 17, won the Nobel Peace Prize last year and shared the award with child human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. She also donated her £50,000 (€68,200 ) prize money for winning the World's Children's Prize to the reconstruction of United Nations schools damaged by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in last summer's Gaza conflict.

Last year, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a massacre at a school in Peshawar, in which a number of the group's militants stormed the building wearing suicide vests, killing 141 people, including 132 children. In response to the attack, Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif reinstated the death penalty for terrorism cases, resulting in a number of executions.

Scott Walker: Over 20 years, every $1 invested (capped at $80 million) leads to $3 in return

Remembrance: President Ronald Reagan

Thursday, June 4, 2015

California legislature:

ISIS boasts of smuggling nuke from Pakistan through 'porous border' with Mexico

The Islamic State's propaganda magazine says the terrorist group could purchase a nuclear weapon in Pakistan and smuggle it through Latin American trafficking networks and into the United States through its "porous border," the same way "'illegal' aliens in America" arrive.

This "sum of all fears for Western intelligence agencies" scenario is "infinitely more possible today than it was one year ago," claimed the article in Dabiq, which was published late May.

"Drug shipments from Columbia [sic] bound for Europe pass through West Africa, so moving other types of contraband from East to West is just as possible," postulates the article.

After transportation through Central America, "It's just a quick hop through a smuggling tunnel and hey presto, they're mingling with another 12 million 'illegal' aliens in America with a nuclear bomb in the trunk of their car."

Israelis and Saudis Reveal Secret Talks to Thwart Iran

This week in a nutshell: Leftist writers praise Bruce Jenner's courage, but have no clue who Marcus Luttrell is

Rick Perry Is In

James O’Keefe exposes how the VA is turning Veterans into DRUG ADDICTS

I have yet to hear a single person say of any male candidate that they are “only running for Vice President.”

More price hikes expected thanks to Obamacare, but the White House doesn’t care

The Qataris denied the Guardian report, while the Clintons said that philanthropy shouldn’t sit in judgment on its benefactors. That’s probably what they hope voters will think about politics too

WaPo: Say, those Qatari donations to the Clinton Foundation seem suspect - HotAir

...the problem for the Clintons is that all of these corrupt relationships cross traditional liberal constituencies. It’s tough to be pro-LGBT if you’re enabling regimes that throw gays off of rooftops, and it’s tough to be pro-worker when you’re shaking hands with people who are killing them by the dozen to build sports stadiums as monuments to their rule.

It might get worse for anyone associated with FIFA, perhaps including the Clintons. Former FIFA VP Jack Warner, arrested in the bribery probe, bought a political ad on Trinidad television to announce that he’s going to spill the beans on all the corruption in soccer — and that he fears for his life in doing so:
“I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country,” said Warner, who was held in jail overnight last week, but was later released on bail.


61% believe it's very or somewhat likely the Clintons sold influence

White House memo has had 'chilling effect' on release of documents to public

Launching a two-day hearing on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) blasted an email that directs federal agencies to consult with President Obama’s general counsel following any document request that could involve the White House.

“If you’ve got the yahoos at the White House having to review every document that falls under FOIA,” Chaffetz said. “This is the heart of the backlog.”

The memo, dated April 2009, applies to any documents that may have “White House equities.” Chaffetz suggested the memo is being used as an excuse to delay the release of documents.
“No, no, no, don’t fulfill the FOIA request,” Chaffetz said of the memo. “Send it here to the White House. We have equities! The White House equities!”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said the memo has made federal employees fearful of crossing the White House.


The Earth is sick!
Gaia, the Earth is sick!
From the fever of poisoned air,
From the effect of greenhouse gases;

She suffers from “desertification”,
As if her vegetable skin has dried up; She is sick From the gradual increase of the cities, Spreading like a cancer,
And the spiralling density of her populations!

f you can stand it, there’s ◼ a website for the production...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Snowden gives 'cautious praise' but says USA Freedom Act 'not enough'...

Crowd gathers in Iraq to watch ISIS throw gay man from rooftop


Why the new Washington Post/ABC News poll is good news for Marco Rubio

Democrats consider filibuster of huge defense bill

Monday, June 1, 2015

Meanwhile on the #IranDeal...

Why We Can't Trust the #NSA (And Why That's a Crisis)

Insurers eye steep ObamaCare hikes for 2016

Lindsey Graham Announces Presidential Bid.

The #CallMeCaitlyn cover shot has lots of people talking

The jihadist group has handed out leaflets in their stronghold of Mosul in recent weeks announcing that full beards become compulsory on June 1 and explaining why shaving is punishable.

There's an effort in the Legislature right now to raise gas taxes - despite that California already has some of the nation's highest gas taxes.

More Pain at the Pump - Jon Coupal/Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Sacramento is about to launch a new attack in its ongoing war on drivers.

California’s 48.6 cent gas tax already ranks second out of 50 states –- the feds take another 18.4 cents — and when the hidden carbon tax, part of the cap-and-trade program, is factored in, our state leads the pack by a wide margin. But this is not nearly enough, according to the political class.

Sen. Jim Beall is building a coalition of both Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature to hike gas taxes along with vehicle license fees and registration.

The San Jose lawmaker’s Senate Bill 16 slams taxpayers in three ways. First, it would raise at least $3 billion annually by increasing the gas tax by another 10 cents a gallon. Second, it would hike the vehicle license fee, which is based on value, by more than 50 percent over 5 years. Third, it would increase the cost to register a vehicle by over 80 percent.

Although the backers of the SB 16 tax increase say it is vital to make up the claimed $59 billion backlog in roadway maintenance, some of the funds are slated to go to repaying transportation bonds that, when passed, were to be paid from the general fund. This means that not all of the new revenue will go to the stated intent of fixing roads and highways.

Whatever the actual dollar amount of the backlog in roadway maintenance, this shortfall is the result of previous diversions of gas tax and truck weight revenue to budget items that have no direct impact on road improvement, and Beall’s bill would allow this practice to continue.

...Gas prices in California are already tops in the nation. If taxes are increased again, every motorist should be given a railroad engineer’s cap compliments of Sacramento lawmakers and the governor because the extra they pay will free up money, which could have been used for roads, to be spent on their pet train. KEEP READING

BREAKING NEWS: The Patriot Act has expired.

It’s a topic the left doesn’t want to talk about, but in practice women have always come second to minorities for the left.

The pattern here is that Muslims not only create their own rules, but the pandering to them turns those rules into universal rules for everyone. And that’s the plan.

When there are a few Muslim teams, then everyone will have to play by these rules. Either that or deal with the uncomfortable choice between feminism and Islam. And Islam will win....
The girls on Robert F. Hall Catholic School team told CityNews they insisted on sitting out for the second half to allow the game to continue. The team went on to win 6-1 but both teams ended up advancing to the next round.
And the girls will be expected to do this again and again. Or they’ll be accused of Islamophobia.

And you thought Sidney Blumenthal was shady. Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillary’s Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

Few people have heard of Cody Shearer, the unsanctioned diplomat, private eye, and Clinton flunky whose name surfaced in connection with the so-called intelligence reports Sidney Blumenthal was channeling to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department. But this shadowy fixture of the Clinton machine was everywhere in the 1990s — including war-torn Bosnia, where he became the subject of a State Department investigation after he represented himself as an agent of the U.S. government and took cash from a genocidal warlord.

Now evidence suggests Shearer, working with his partner Blumenthal, was up to something similar during the 2011 revolution in Libya. And like in the 1990s, the Clintons were lurking on the margins. Much of the intelligence contained in memos fed to the Clinton State Department by Blumenthal was not just self-serving — it was provided by someone with a history of misleading foreign sources, misrepresenting himself as an agent of the U.S. government, and creating trouble for both himself and the United States abroad.

From traffic fines to property seizures, rights are trampled

Finally, California politicians are paying some attention. Gov. Jerry Brown proposes traffic fine amnesty.

The fine for that “infraction” is $250, but when you write a check to pay the ticket you will learn that the Legislature and other authorities have added a raft of surcharges for various purposes to all traffic offenses, from courthouse construction to DNA testing and emergency medical services.

The final tally is $1,104, one of the highest “bails” for the hundreds of traffic infractions, and much higher than many that could cause injury.

Proportionately, however, some are even higher. A $35 ticket for driving even 1 mph over the 65-mph highway speed limit, for example, expands to $237 with all the add-ons.

A middle-class motorist may grumble, write the check and keep on driving. But for the 9 million Californians who live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a $237 ticket is a real hardship, and if it’s ignored, the fines escalate, and a delinquent motorist often loses his or her driver’s license and very possibly a job.

It exemplifies two syndromes – the arbitrary, almost predatory nature of traffic fines, and the tendency toward punishments that violate bedrock notions of fairness.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Funnies:

Diary of A Mad Voter...

It’s not really a listening tour; it’s a say-nothing-and-nod-empathetically tour.

The Hillary Clinton Paradox: Is her victory inevitable or impossible? - Peggy Noonan/Wall St. Journal

On the matter of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy I find myself holding opposite and irreconcilable views: “That can’t possibly work,” and “She’s inevitable.”

Her candidacy can’t work because of the deep, daily cascade of scandals that would disqualify anyone else....

Here is why Mrs. Clinton is inevitable:

...Mrs. Clinton has 100% name ID, has one opponent in an old socialist to whom she can be publicly kind, and is connected to a former president whose presidency is looked back on with a sort of encrusted nostalgia—good economy, relative peace, colorful and singular messes. She has lasted long enough to go from wide-shouldered yuppie with angry blond hair to cooing grandmother. Soon they’ll be calling her “Mami.”

Clinton campaign nabs Ready for Hillary email list