Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Cleveland Riots Are About To Begin

by JASmius



First and foremost, may I say - Holy crap:

After a nearly hour-long explanation, including reiterating all wounds to Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, Judge John O’Donnell found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in their deaths.
Brelo was also found not guilty of felonious assault in the 2012 deadly police chase and shooting. …

In other words, Officer Brelo was overcharged.

But get a load of this story:

On November 29th, 2012, Cleveland Police Officer Vasile Nan thought he heard a gunshot while he was outside of his cruiser on St. Clair Avenue near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, and pursued a blue car. The resulting police chase lasted twenty-two minutes, and involved more than sixty police cars and more than a hundred officers. It stretched through downtown Cleveland, into the Tremont neighborhood and at high speeds on Interstate 90 before ending at Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland.

In the school parking lot, thirteen Cleveland officers fired a total of 137 shots at Russell’s 1979 Chevrolet Malibu. Investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation said forty-nine of those shots came from Officer Brelo’s Glock-17. His final fifteen shots were fired from the hood of the suspect’s car. [See the pic above]

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Russell suffered twenty-three gunshot wounds and his passenger, Williams, was shot twenty-four times. [emphases added]

Oh, my GOD.  It's just like Jean Luc-Picard mowing down Borg drones in the holodeck in Star Trek First Contact:



"I think you got him!", indeed.

And the punchline?  Neither Mr. Russell nor Miss Williams was armed.  The "gunshot" that Officer Nan heard outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center?  It was Mr. Russell's 1979 Chevrolet POS backfiring.  And from that came a police chase of Cannonball Run proportions and a hail of hot lead of "Shock & Awe in Baghdad" proportions.  I daresay Mr. Russell and Miss Williams had more holes in them than the Bugs Moran gang did after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.  All because their old beater hiccuped at the wrong time and place, and a handful of cops panicked, stampeded a horde of their colleagues into a wild stampede, and, as President Grant said of James West in Wild Wild West, "Shoot first, shoot later, shoot some more and then when everybody's dead, try at ask a question or two".

You'll notice that I haven't mentioned that Officer Brelo is white and Mr. Russell and Miss Williams were black.  Mostly because by this point I really don't have to, but also because it ought to be completely irrelevant.  The issue here is the CPD went bleeping berserk, not in any pathological, murderous sense, but out of fear that overwhelmed their professional duty and procedures and indicated grievous unfitness for the job.  Had the charges against Officer Brelo been proportionate to what could be proven from the evidence - especially given that his defense specifically requested a bench verdict in lieu of a jury trial since, in the present national mob rule/race war environment, there's no way in Cuyahoga that he could have gotten a fair adjudication of his case - he'd have been convicted, and maybe, just maybe, there'd have been a chance of Cleveland not exploding.

But now?  Ho boy.  Let's add this up: An unarmed black couple not just shot, but turned into chocolate Swiss cheese by not just one police officer but an entire horde of them (how many where white and how many were black, Hispanic, etc. is anybody's guess, but it was the most trigger happy cop that was charged, and he was whiter than rice), AND the accused officer is completely acquitted, AND in a non-jury trial.  No wonder Judge O'Donnell plaintively begged, "The verdict should be no cause for a civilized society to celebrate or riot".

Unfortunately, we're not a civilized society anymore.  Which is why Cleveland is gonna burn.

Exit question: I wonder if they can rebuild The Mistake By The Lake in time for it to be burned down again by the leftwingnut attack on the Republican National Convention?  Chicago's 1968 "Days of Rage" were nothing compared to next summer's conflagration.

Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs: Tyranny Rising

As tyranny continues to rise in America, America's Constitutional Authority, Douglas V. Gibbs, is poised to fight it.  "Don't Grumble, In All Things There Is Opportunity."

Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs airs every Saturday on KMET 1490-AM.  Listen to the program live (1490 AM on air, or www.KMET1490AM.com online) on Saturdays at 1:00 pm Pacific, or catch the podcast later.  Dial in to join the program while we are live to participate in the conversation: 951-922-3532.

Today's program opens with Constitution Corner:

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/congressional-power-of-purse-strings.html

Then, after the opening segment, The Constitution Quest Question of the Week is brought to you by Constitution Quest Game.

Alex will discuss this week's "Book of the Week," which is Liberty Inherited by John L. Hancock.

Hosts Douglas V. Gibbs, JASmius and Alex will then discuss on Constitution Radio the AllStar Collision Big Stories of the Week, covering the issues of the week that we did not cover earlier on American Daily Review Radio.

10. Bikers Gone Wild

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/biker-gang-bloodbath-in-texas.html

9. All Hail Mob-Rule

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/mosby-grand-jury-indicts-baltimore-six.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/behold-michael-brown-memorial.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/militant-racism-at-union-square.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/marilyn-mosby-goes-postal-on-critics-of.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/of-course-michelle-obama-only.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/obama-chooses-black-klan-over.html

8. Homophobes to the Furnaces

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/birth-of-religious-freedom-in-america.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/anti-christian-persecutions-next-steps.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/democrats-target-religious-freedom.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/boy-scouts-prepare-to-surrender-to-gay.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/bobby-jindal-issues-pro-religious.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/oklahoma-preemptively-nullifies-federal.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/coercive-lesbian-recruitment-valencia.html

http://radio.foxnews.com/2015/04/28/porter-gay-marriage-will-land-christians-in-jail/

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/preacher-arrested-for-calling-homosexuality-a-sin.html

http://toprightnews.com/gay-group-demands-christian-churches-be-shut-down-for-opposing-same-sex-marriage/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/04/08/nyt-writer-christianity-must-be-made-to-embrace-gay-lifestyle/

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/virginia-public-schools-we-are-all.html

7. Distractions to Tyranny

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/obama-fight-real-enemy-climate-change.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/communist-democrats.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/another-objective-of-operation-jade-helm.html

6. Government Health Care, Or Else

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/right-on-schedule-older-sicker.html

5. Hillary Derailment, Jeb Bush Following After

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2015/05/18/peter-schweizer-hits-stephanopoulos-over-clinton-foundation-donations

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/19/exclusive-barney-frank-confirms-no-congressional-oversight-of-clinton-cash-uranium-deal/

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/breaking-hillary-clinton-lied-about.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-hillary-accomplishment-give-me-two.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/trey-gowdy-to-subpoena-sid-blumenthal.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/foggy-bottom-to-release-hillary.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/hillary-picks-julian-castro-as.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/hillary-clinton-desperate-to-preempt.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/jeb-bush-paid-hillary-clinton-225000-to.html

4. Obama's Trade Deal

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/tpp-elizabeth-warren-labor-118068.html#.VWB_H0_BzGe

3. Second Guessing Iraq

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/chris-wallace-goes-code-pink-on-marco.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/questioning-iraq.html

2. Fear Islam, But Be Silent About It, and Give In to Islam's Demands

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/is-it-islamophobia-or-patriotism-and.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/obama-sacrificing-israel-for-iranian.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/ali-khameini-iran-will-permit-no.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/iraqi-attempt-to-retake-ramadi-crushed.html

1. The National Popular Vote Movement

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-rise-of-democracy-and-loss-of.html

http://kuow.org/post/oregon-could-join-national-popular-vote-movement

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Earlier in the day Doug broadcasted on Conservative Voice Radio on KMET, and American Daily Review on BlogTalkRadio.  Click the links to listen to the podcasts of those programs.

The "Unexpected" Baltimore Crime Wave

by JASmius



Cause, meet effect:

Crime is rising in Baltimore, and some law enforcement experts suspect an anti-cop climate stemming from the racially charged case of Freddie Gray is at least partly responsible.

Homicides in 2015 so far stand at one hundred, up from seventy-one for the same period last year, and on pace to be the Charm City’s deadliest year since 2007. Nonfatal shootings are up 70% this year, following a particularly violent week that saw nineteen people shot on Tuesday and Wednesday alone.

“It’s extremely frustrating,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.” [emphasis added]

Don't you mean facilitating violent crime, Madame Mayor?:

While crime is rising in Baltimore, the numbers of arrests have been dropping with numbers dipping 22% in the first three months of 2015 and even more sharply after Gray’s death on April 19th touched off rioting.

“The police down there [Baltimore] are definitely cautious,” NYPD Sergeant Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants' Benevolent Association in New York, told FoxNews.com. “I’m sure many of them think, ‘If I go and get involved what is the consequence?’”

Mullins said politicians who second-guess police are to blame, not cops. During initial rioting following Gray’s death, police officials told Fox News Rawlings-Blake had ordered them not to make arrests, even as they were pelted with rocks by angry crowds.

If you deliberately prevent the law from being enforced, and encourage the perception of law enforcement as the criminal element instead of, well, the criminal element, you will get fewer arrests, rising crime, and civil unrest.  The law of the jungle.  Ripping off the thin veneer of civilization.  Animalism.

Cause and effect.

Maybe the Merovingian should be Mayor of "Charm City".



American Daily Review: The Start of the Three Hour Radio Extravaganza

Hosts Douglas V. Gibbs and JASmius brings you the pre-game show of Constitution Radio every Saturday at 11:00 am in the form of American Daily Review Radio.  What we don't cover on today's American Daily Review Program, we will go over on Constitution Radio on KMET 1490-AM at 1:00 pm Pacific.

Here's what we are talking about this week on American Daily Review:

11. Constitution Corner:

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/congressional-power-of-purse-strings.html

10. Bikers Gone Wild

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/biker-gang-bloodbath-in-texas.html

9. All Hail Mob-Rule

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/mosby-grand-jury-indicts-baltimore-six.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/behold-michael-brown-memorial.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/militant-racism-at-union-square.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/marilyn-mosby-goes-postal-on-critics-of.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/of-course-michelle-obama-only.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/obama-chooses-black-klan-over.html

8. Homophobes to the Furnaces

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/birth-of-religious-freedom-in-america.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/anti-christian-persecutions-next-steps.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/democrats-target-religious-freedom.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/boy-scouts-prepare-to-surrender-to-gay.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/bobby-jindal-issues-pro-religious.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/oklahoma-preemptively-nullifies-federal.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/coercive-lesbian-recruitment-valencia.html

http://radio.foxnews.com/2015/04/28/porter-gay-marriage-will-land-christians-in-jail/

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/preacher-arrested-for-calling-homosexuality-a-sin.html

http://toprightnews.com/gay-group-demands-christian-churches-be-shut-down-for-opposing-same-sex-marriage/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/04/08/nyt-writer-christianity-must-be-made-to-embrace-gay-lifestyle/

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/virginia-public-schools-we-are-all.html

7. Distractions to Tyranny

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/obama-fight-real-enemy-climate-change.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/communist-democrats.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/another-objective-of-operation-jade-helm.html

6. Government Health Care, Or Else

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/right-on-schedule-older-sicker.html

5. Hillary Derailment, Jeb Bush Following After

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2015/05/18/peter-schweizer-hits-stephanopoulos-over-clinton-foundation-donations

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/19/exclusive-barney-frank-confirms-no-congressional-oversight-of-clinton-cash-uranium-deal/

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/breaking-hillary-clinton-lied-about.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-hillary-accomplishment-give-me-two.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/trey-gowdy-to-subpoena-sid-blumenthal.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/foggy-bottom-to-release-hillary.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/hillary-picks-julian-castro-as.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/hillary-clinton-desperate-to-preempt.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/jeb-bush-paid-hillary-clinton-225000-to.html

4. Obama's Trade Deal

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/tpp-elizabeth-warren-labor-118068.html#.VWB_H0_BzGe

3. Second Guessing Iraq

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/chris-wallace-goes-code-pink-on-marco.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/questioning-iraq.html

2. Fear Islam, But Be Silent About It, and Give In to Islam's Demands

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/is-it-islamophobia-or-patriotism-and.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/obama-sacrificing-israel-for-iranian.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/ali-khameini-iran-will-permit-no.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/iraqi-attempt-to-retake-ramadi-crushed.html

1. The National Popular Vote Movement

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-rise-of-democracy-and-loss-of.html

http://kuow.org/post/oregon-could-join-national-popular-vote-movement

ISIS Attacks Saudi Arabia

by JASmius



Not a full-scale invasion - yet.  But certainly part of the preliminary "softening up" phase:

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom.

Friday's attack was the kingdom's deadliest militant assault since a 2004 al-Qaida attack on foreign worker compounds, which sparked a massive Saudi security force crackdown. However, this Islamic State attack in the village of al-Qudeeh in the eastern Qatif region targeted Shiites, whom ultraconservatives in Saudi Arabia regularly denounce as heretics.

The statement on the Islamic State group's al-Bayan radio station, read aloud Friday night and posted Saturday morning to militant websites associated with the [jihad]ists, identified the suicide bomber as a Saudi citizen with the nom de guerre Abu Amer al-Najdi. The station also identified the attack as being carried out by a new Islamic State branch in "Najd Province," referring to the historic region of the central Arabian Peninsula home to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The mosque attack killed at least twenty-one people and wounded eighty-one, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Funny how the Islamic State has forces in the same two arms of the Iranian regional pincers (Syria and Iraq in the north, Yemen in the south) that the mullahs do.  It's like both Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Ayatollahs have the same competing strategy of conquest, or their really on the same side.  Either way, the Saudis and surrounding "moderate" Gulf sheikdoms and emirates are the targeted enemies caught in the middle.  And Israel is where the pincers are clearly designed to close.

This, and his phony war against ISIS, is one more reason for the Saudi coalition to distrust Barack Obama.  And, again, who can blame them?

Conservative Voice Radio: An Increase of Violence

Hosted by Douglas V. Gibbs, Conservative Voice Radio is the modern voice of Paul Revere calling out "Wake Up America!"  This weeks broadcast begins at 8:00 am on Saturday Morning on KMET 1490-AM... but if you miss it, you can also listen later to the podcast.

Here's Today's Topics:

- Middle East: Ramadi, the capitol of Anbar Province where al Qaeda was defeated in 2006, has fallen to ISIS.  Five Iranian ships have attacked another cargo ship in the Persian Gulf.  The U.S. has killed a top commander in ISIS inside Syria.  Delta forces have killed 11 terrorists in the al Amar fields in Syria.  ISIS is assaulting Palmyria, destroying artifacts thousands of years old.  The reason for the Saudi snub against Obama?  Saudis believe the U.S. is backing Iran.

- Amtrak Derailment.  After 42 years under federal control, Amtrak continues to be in financial trouble, and this derailment is evidence of the lack of quality the federally owned company possesses.  A friend of mine told me that the City of San Bernardino owns soccer fields, but they can't maintain them because money goes into the general fund to be spend elsewhere.

- Jade Helm 15 is not a myth, it is going on right now despite the July launch date.  Is it a dry run for martial law?

- Biker Gang Violence in Waco, TX.  9 dead, 192 arrested. Yet, race baiters are trying to compare this to the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore.

- Ken Hovind is in jail for teaching creationism, rather that evolution.  Hovind is a high school science teacher chargedin 2007, and found guilty in 2012.  The charges, however, weren't for teaching creationism.  The left used the IRS to go after him on false charges of structuring.  The tax evasion charges accuse Hovind of making withdrawals from his ministry account (he is also a pastor) for his own personal expenses. . . withdrawals Hovind says he never made.

- Free Trade Agreement: Trans Pacific Partnership.  12 countries negotiating this agreement that can't be amended by Congress.  It is giving unprecedented power to the President of the United States.  Is is NAFTA on steroids?

Senate Careens Toward Patriot Act Sunset

by JASmius



I don't know what has me shaking my head more furiously, Mitch McConnell's incompetent "leadership" or Rand Paul's political death wish:

The Senate early Saturday couldn't agree on a measure that would stop U.S. spying through phone records and extend the program past June 1st, instead opting to reconvene earlier than expected.

Three spying provisions of the USA Patriot Act are scheduled to expire on June 1st, including the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Senators left Washington Saturday after the rare overnight session for a weeklong Memorial Day vacation. They will return May 31st, a day before the program is set to expire. [emphasis added]

Using deadlines as leverage only works when your side has the leverage.  This is the natural political law that Mitchie The Kid is incapable of understanding.  It's why the GOP lost the government shutdown almost two years ago - Barack Obama and Harry (G)Reid weren't going to budge, and they knew that McConnell and John Boehner would take the blame for any shutdown.  So why force a confrontation you can't win because you're not willing to do what it takes to win?  History repeated itself on Obamnesty in last December's lame duck session, and then again on DHS Obamnesty funding two months later.  And now here comes the Patriot Act renewal, and damned if McConnell isn't driving into the same damned ditch.

The Senate Majority Leader ought never to lack leverage in any situation.  Dirty Harry never did in his eight years ruling the upper chamber.  Why?  Because the Democrat senate caucus was his shock troops, upon whom he imposed iron party discipline.  Sing Along With Mitch?  Are you kidding?:

Last week, the House passed a bill to overhaul the NSA, including a provision that would shift the responsibility for the data collection from the federal government to phone companies on a case-by-case basis and stricter limits on how the information could be accessed. That measure failed in a 57 to 42 vote. The House-passed two-month extension of the current law was voted down 54 to 45.

Harry (G)Reid played the Senate like a Stradivarius; Mitch McConnell plays it like a kazoo.  No wonder the GOP grassroots have zero confidence in their party's leadership.

If there's any punchline to this sorry-ass debacle, it's that the latter's nemesis in this instance couldn't draw flies for his official Patriot Act repeal - although, of course, he didn't have to:

[Kentucky GOP Senator Rand] Paul said the NSA's spying program violates the Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. His move to block the legislation frustrated other Republicans, who worry about a lapse in the program.

As well they should, as if the Republican Congress fails to keep the Patriot Act in place, guess who's going to get the blame when the next 9/11 or worse hits?  It ain't gonna be Barack Obama.  Remember who got blamed for failing to "connect 9/11 the dots"?  It weren't Bill Clinton.  And Rand Paul will have been the point man on dismantling our counter-terrorism defenses.  Not exactly the top entry a GOP presidential aspirant ought to want on his resume.

Ditto his rather...extreme reading of the Fourth Amendment, since all the Patriot Act authorizes is the collection of the record of phone calls and other communications - that a call was placed from such and such a number to such and such a number for this duration on this date - not their content.  It's the equivalent of the USPS knowing you sent a letter to your cousin but not opening the envelope.  The intel is gathered from the phone numbers and locations and times, not the content of the communications itself.  Which is precisely the "probable cause" that the Amendment IV references.

It's irrational obstructionism of national security imperatives, as opposed to the entirely rational obstructive opposition of Democrats, whose overseas objectives are (presumably) not the same as those of Senator Paul.  And although I don't cynically question his day-glo obvious motivation like John McCain did, the Arizona senator does make a very reasonable and valid point:

"There's ninety-nine people who were basically willing to have this put off for a period of time so there could be negotiations and one person decided that he didn't want to have that happen," said Senator John McCain (R-AZ) suggesting Paul's motive was to boost campaign fundraising. "I'm sure it's a great revenue raiser."

No, Sailor, it's not about campaign fundraising.  Rand Paul simply has a political death wish.

The Elderly Campbell's Soup Kid, ironically, sums it up:

"This is a high-threat period and we know what's going on overseas," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "My colleagues, do we really want this law to expire?"

Apparently, amazingly, outrageously, the answer appears to be "yes".

Exit question: Anybody think this is going to be responsibly resolved in a single mad dash to the finish?  Thanks a heap, Mitchie.

GOP Trade Civil War?

by JASmius



Actually, that's not true, as forty-seven out of fifty-three Pachyderms voted in favor of free trade via the Trade Promotion Authority Act (Wyoming's Mike Enzi was absent), which passed the Senate yesterday by an overall margin of 62-37, which means thirty-one out of forty-six Democrats voted against it, and the media isn't posting headlines like "Senate Trade Vote Highlights Rift Among Democrats".  I suppose Newsmax's excuse was that an 8-1 margin is a "rift" when Republicans are in the majority.  The Democrats had a 2-1 margin in the other direction, but I guess that didn't count.

Perhaps it was the stature of the leader of what would have been dubbed the "Gang of Six" if the TPAA had been shot down:

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions slammed the bill because it would further destroy U.S. jobs and lacks strong provisions to hold foreign companies accountable for violating international trade law.

"Stubbornly, our political elites have treated trade as a matter of religion," Sessions said. "To them, there is no such thing as a bad deal. They know American workers lose jobs when we allow trading partners to cheat. But they insist it is all for the greater good.

"We have allowed state-dominated and mercantilist trading partners to maintain their varied and elaborate non-tariff barriers, exporting their unemployment to our shores.

"This is why the American worker keeps ending up on the losing end," Sessions said.

I love Jeff Sessions.  On immigration policy, this argument is spot-on, because illegal aliens - and legal immigrants - erode both the American economy and the very existence of citizenship and national sovereignty.  But on international trade, he's out to lunch.  So the best way of combating state-dominated and mercantilist trading partners and their elaborate non-tariff barriers is to become state-dominated and mercantilist ourselves, and raise our own non-tariff trading barriers in retaliation?  We did try a very similar option once, about eighty-four years ago; it was called the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, which triggered further retaliation from our trading partners, sending the First World (and the rest of the world along with it) spiraling down into the (First) Great Depression that fertilized the ground for the rise of the regimes that plunged the world into its second global war in a generation.  I'd ask how that turned out, but I beat myself to it.

Tom Cotton of Arkansas provided a great rebuttal:

"Trade promotion authority is a valuable economic tool, but it is important for Congress to retain oversight of the administration's negotiations," the first-term Republican said. "This legislation allows for both.

"Most importantly, it ensures that products produced or grown in Arkansas have increased access to world markets," Cotton said.

Okay, so it wasn't a great rebuttal.  But it got the point across.

Free trade is not a "matter of religion"; it is capitalism, and capitalism is the one thing that really shouldn't have borders.  In fact, it can't have borders if you want more of it.  That's the principle that the TPAA upholds, and that's why everyone from Tea Party stalwarts like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio (well, he was one, once) to RINOs like Orrin Hatch and John McCain voted for it.  And besides, don't we already have enough state domination and mercantilism because of Barack Obama?

Of course, The One is the big drawback to the TPAA.  The last thing the American dictator needs is to be given even more power.  And it's an eminently safe assumption that his infernal majesty will use the TPAA in precisely the way that trade warriors on both sides want, so I don't know about what Senator Sessions is grousing.  And isn't the co-belligerency of Jeff Sessions, Rand Paul, and eventual 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Elizabeth Warren a redefinition of the expression "strange bedfellows"?

But in form, the TPAA - and every piece of trade authority legislation - is very much like the Patriot Act, which, back in 2001, Democrats opposed for at least one of the same reasons that Senator Sessions' "Gang Of Six" opposes the TPAA: empowering an opposition president to do things you don't want done.  Believe me, I get that.  But in both cases, PA and TPAA were and are the right things to do on principle.  The former was a necessary, common-sensical measure to enable the federal government to perform its primary function: Protect the States against external threats, this one coming at us in a mode and manner never before encountered on such a large scale.  Did it enact powers that a future president could abuse?  The potential was there, and it's been realized over the past six and a half years.  But that speaks to the duty of voters to be vigilant in ensuring that a wannabe despot never swindles his or her way to power, not the non-existent "necessity" to turn the Constitution into a suicide pact.  In the same way, free trade deals cannot have five hundred and thirty five negotiators, or there wouldn't be any free trade.  And voter vigilance, here as there and overall, plays a critical role; just as We, The People, should not, through the Electoral College, elect presidents that will eviscerate civil liberties, nor should we elect presidents that will wage the only kind of war that should never, under any circumstances, be waged, because "trade wars" are invariably futile and self-defeating.

And, just to touch the last base, if the TPAA was an Article II, Section II, Clause II treaty ratification power issue, do you really think Ted Cruz would have voted for it?

It's a foregone conclusion that Barack Obama will not use the TPAA to advance free trade (thus, his ire at Fauxcahontas's evident obtusity).  But if there are presidents after the Chicago Cherubim, they will likely use that authority toward the intended goal: the revival of the former global engine of prosperity known as the U.S. economy, and the resurrection of the fabled golden goose.

Having said all that, TPAA will probably be DOA in the House.  But we can always hope.

And we'd damn well better.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hard Starboard Radio: The Gaslighting Of America



Bill Clinton is the greatest gaslighter in modern American politics. Hillary Clinton is the worst, but she's relying on the old adage, "“A [republic] becomes the image of the virtues it rewards"; LGBT extremists plan to blanket the country with laws that, behind the fig leaf of ‘anti-discrimination,’ will give the state the power to police speech and behaviors; The growing danger of defining hate speech; The Boy Scouts prepare to surrender to the Gay Lobby; and anti-Christian persecution's next steps.

They're coming for us, and there's no escape on Open Thighs Friday at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.

Anti-Christian Persecution's Next Steps

by JASmius



In Canada, it's no longer enough that Christian businesses participate in pagan rituals like catering and baking cakes for, and taking photo shoots of, homosexual "weddings"; now they're not even allowed to express their religious beliefs in their own establishments:

So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back. From the CBC’s report:

“They were great to work with. They seemed to have no issues. They knew the two of us were a same-sex couple,” White said.

“I referred some of my friends to them, just because I did get some good customer service and they had good prices.”

That was before one friend went in to purchase a ring for his girlfriend — and instead found a distressing sign.

It reads: “The sanctity of marriage is under attack. Let’s keep marriage between a man and a woman.”

The couple now believes the rings they ordered will have been "tainted" by having been fashioned by jeweler Esau Jardon’s hands, given what "impure thoughts" he holds in his mind.

It's not enough that homosexuals be served by Christians; they must be actively, 100% endorsed by Christians in every last action, slurp, and dribble of their "lifestyle," or they will be destroyed.

At first, Mr. Jardon stood his ground, meager as it was:

“I have been posting different aspects of my religious beliefs the last eleven years, and I've never had one single problem with any of my customers,” he said…

You will now, Esau.

“One of the reasons my family chose to come to Canada was the freedom of rights,” he said, noting the freedom of religion and freedom of speech…

“I feel really bad that [White] feels that we would in any way try to hurt or discriminate against her, but we will not retract from what we believe. I cannot say, ‘Well because you feel bad, I will stop believing what I believe,'” he said.

Oh, yes, you will, Mrs. Jardon.  Or else.  My advice?  Flee back to Mexico while you still can.  Or to the Islamic State, which is more tolerant of dissenting Christian opinions than the Lavender Lobby in the West, it seems:

“One of the reasons my family chose to move to Canada was the rights that it offered, the freedom of religion and freedom of speech, both of which at the time seemed to be very limited in Mexico,” he said.
“However, due to posting our religious beliefs, many people in Newfoundland want us to shut down business — that’s what they've been telling us.”

He said some threats came with names and others were anonymous.

“One of them states that ‘you better give them the money back or you will be very, very sorry,’” he said. [emphases added]

Mr. Jardon wasn't going to refund the lesbos their money, because it would be tantamount to apologizing for and "repenting" of his Christian beliefs.  That didn't last long.  Amazing how effective death threats are in winning a public debate, huh?  If you thought I was being hyperbolic in my analogy to ISIS, now you know better.

Rod Dreher handles the obligatory "What if the shoe was on the other foot?" rhetorical:

I bought some olive oil not long ago at a tiny grocery store owned by an Arab Muslim immigrant. If I find out that the merchant supports ISIS, am I entitled to declare my jug of olive oil tainted, and demand a refund?
Is a fundamentalist Christian permitted to send her osso buco back to the kitchen if she discovers that homosexual hands cooked it?

No, you and she are not.  Because this is just one more leftwingnut extremist one-way street.  And, as I always say, at the end of every leftwing "progression," lies the police state and the mass grave.

Nor, now, can U.S. soldiers, airpersons, sailors, or Marines even share their faith in uniform without getting hounded by the pagan mob:

An anti-Christian zealot is calling for the court martial of an Air Force general for publicly giving his Christian testimony while in uniform.

In a speech at the National Day of Prayer Task Force event earlier this month, Major-General Craig Olson credited God for his accomplishments in the military, and referred to himself as a "redeemed believer in Christ."

But the Air Force Times reports that Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has taken issue with Olsen's remarks. Weinstein has called for him to be severely punished.

“[Major-General Craig Olson must be court martialed] aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions," Weinstein proclaimed.

Weinstein sent a letter to the Air Force Chief of Staff, accusing Olsen of violating rules within the Air Force, which he claims prohibits airmen from endorsing a particular faith or belief. [emphasis added]

I wonder of Mr. Weinstein even notices the self-righteous irony of his choice of words.  So now it's a "sin" to be a Christian, whether you're a business owner or a military officer or heaven forbid, a politician, or pretty much anything else.  In other words, it's a "sin" to be a Christian, period, and you'd better not compound it by giving your testimony or sharing your faith or witnessing to others, as Jesus Christ commanded His followers in the Great Commission, or you will be destroyed.

The Apostle Paul, via the Holy Spirit, saw all of this coming:

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. [emphases added]

If only we could, Paul, if only we could.

Right On Schedule: Older, Sicker ObamaCare Patients Lead Insurers To Seek Huge 2016 Rate Hikes

by JASmius



Bending that cost curve DOWN, baby!:

High medical costs from relatively small numbers of very ill enrollees to ObamaCare are leading large insurance companies to ask regulators in some States to raise their rates by more than 50% next year.

In New Mexico, for instance, Health Care Service Corporation is seeking an average jump of 51.6%, the Wall Street Journal reports. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has sought an average raise of 36.3%, while CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Maryland has asked for a 30.4% increase.

"This year, health plans have a full year of claims data to understand the health needs of the [health insurance] exchange population, and these enrollees are generally older and often managing multiple chronic conditions," Clare Krusing, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based industry group America’s Health Insurance Plans, told the Journal.

"Premiums reflect the rising cost of providing care to individuals and families, and the explosion in prescription and specialty drug prices is a significant factor," she said.

The requests confirm a general premise of the [Una]ffordable Care Act: Older, sicker patients were more likely to sign up for plans — and this was, in theory, to be balanced by heavy participation by younger adults.

But attracting the younger, healthier people to Obamacare has proved challenging.

Because (1) younger, healthier people don't want it because they don't need it and are generally early in their careers and don't have as much disposable income to tie up in it and (2) the penalty for not having coverage is vastly less than the exorbitant cost of ObamaCare-mandated plans, so they just pay the penalty and proceed on their merry way.  Precisely the perverse economic incentive that was built into ObamaCare five years ago in order to eventually destroy the private health insurance market, generate a health care "crisis," and force the final step to a total government "single-payer"/universal Medicaid takeover.  We'll see if Health Care Service Corporation, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield get their increases.  If they do, they'll lose a ton of customers who can no longer afford the premiums, piling them into the already collapsing Medicaid system and weakening the private carriers further.  If they don't, the private carriers will weaken even faster or simply pull out of those States, leaving all their former customers to either pay the Individual Mandate fine or disappear down the Medicaid drain.

Once again, it's simple economics: Skyrocket demand by telling the public something is "free," and you either explode the price (since supply is never as elastic) or hold down the price by artificial fiat and dry up and degrade the product.  "Compassion" equals scarcity.  It always has, it always will.  And there's no federal magic wand that will ever change it.

I never thought it would be possible that one could begin to tire of opportunities to say, "I told you so."  Now I'm beginning to wonder.

Exit thought: Is this a bad time for a reminder that the GOP Congress is preparing to restore illegal, unconstitutional ObamaCare subsidies if the SCOTUS strikes them down next month?

Congressional Power of the Purse Strings

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution:

All Bills for Raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Source: U.S. Constitution, 1787

By Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 establishing that all bills for raising revenue originate in the House of Representatives, the Constitution grants to the voice of the people the power to fund, or defund, any function of government affected by legislative action. The power of the purse-strings gives the House of Representatives the ultimate check against the other parts of government, and ultimately gives the House of Representatives a significant amount of power. Should the House of Representatives, for example, disapprove of a military action being carried out by the Commander in Chief, the action can be stopped by the House of Representatives simply defunding the military operation by not including funding for that action in a budget proposal. Refusal to accept the proposal by the Senate, or the Executive, places at risk the funding for other parts of government as well. The Senate, though unable to originate bills raising revenue, may propose amendments to be added to such a bill that originated in the House of Representatives, but no bill raising revenue may originate in the Senate. Upon approval by the Senate, if the Senate made changes, the bill would still need to go back to the House of Representatives for approval. The approval by both houses of Congress must be for an identical bill.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Mosby Grand Jury Indicts "Baltimore Six"

by JASmius



A tweak here and there in the original charge list, but otherwise it appears that Mrs. Mosby's grand jury is as stacked as Angelina Jolie used to be before her preemptive double mastectomy:

All six Baltimore police officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

Additionally, the state attorney said the charges to the officers - previously imposed on May 1st - have been modified to better reflect her office's investigation.

"As our investigation has continued, additional info has been discovered, and, as is often the case, additional charges can be added," Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said during a press conference.

Mosby did not not take questions after the announcement. The officers will be arraigned on July 2nd.

Caesar Goodson Jr., William Porter, Brian Rice, Edward Nero, Garret Miller and Alicia White have all been indicted. Their charges include:

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr.: second degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second degree negligent assault, manslaughter by vehicle and gross negligence, manslaughter by vehicle criminal negligence, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, reckless endangerment

Officer William Porter: Involuntary manslaughter, second degree negligent assault, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, reckless endangerment

Lieutenant Brian Rice: Involuntary manslaughter, second degree negligent assault, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner and an illegal arrest, reckless endangerment

Officer Edward Nero: Second degree intentional assault, misconduct in office for an illegal arrest, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, reckless endangerment

Officer Garret Miller: Second degree intentional assault, misconduct in office for an illegal arrest, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, reckless endangerment

Sergeant Alicia White: Involuntary manslaughter, second degree negligent assault, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, reckless endangerment

If the trial jury isn't as kangaroo-ish at the grand jury, any charge pertaining to negligence, reckless endangerment, "failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner," and anything involuntary should and will be fair game, and convictions will probably be won on at least most of them.  Anything intentional, and especially "second degree depraved heart murder," will not be.  And since the latter charges will be the ones that get the most publicity, when Officers Goodson and Miller (at minimum) are acquitted of them, even if they and their colleagues are convicted on all the others, it will be depicted by the media as the "Baltimore Six" having been "found not guilty" of "murdering Freddie Gray".  And then the rest of Baltimore will burn.

Gonna be a long, hot summer in Charm City, even before the flames return.

Boy Scouts Prepare To Surrender To The Gay Lobby

by JASmius



Allahpundit's pithy summation of Bob Gates' preemptive white-flag-waving: Bend over, 'cause "The courts are coming for us":

The Boy Scouts of America president, Robert Gates, has called for an end to the organization’s ban on gay scout leaders, saying to continue to prohibit gay adults from serving “will be the end of us as a national movement”.

Citing the social, political and judicial changes in the country in regard to LGBT rights, Gates said that the group should change its policy before it is forced to by the court system.

Speaking at the Boy Scouts national business meeting in Atlanta, Gates, the former U.S. secretary of defense, acknowledged he had originally opposed reviewing the issue during his two-year term as BSA president. He said that it is clear now that the ban on gay leaders is an “unsustainable position”.



The fact that Gates stayed on as Barack Obama's SecDef and implemented the sodomizing of the U.S. Armed Forces should tell you all you need to know about where he's coming from on this.  He's a RINO squish who is looking at this issue pragmatically instead of through the lens of the traditional American and Judeo-Christian principles upon which the BSA was originally founded.  And that, in turn, is revelatory of the degeneration of the BSA in hiring Gates as its president knowing that background, as well as allowing homosexuality to "trickle up" from within the organization.

Oh, to be sure, like the best RINOs, Gates provided plenty of lube for the coming "consummation":

Gates’s solution: Let each troop sponsor set its own standards. If religious sponsors like churches want to maintain the ban on gay Scout leaders, they can. If non-religious sponsors want to allow gay leaders, they can. It’s a federalist-type solution at a moment when the Supreme Court is poised to blow up federalism on gay marriage.

Mayhap it is, mayhap it ain't.  But even in the hopeful latter instance, you can still see how that decentralized approach to the queer scoutmaster policy wouldn't abate the BSA's litigation problems in the slightest.  The Lavender Lobby wouldn't bother with a "fondle around the edges" strategy but would go straight for the jugular at the top, both in directly forcing the BSA to "taste the rainbow" and in stripping it of its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status if it refused, just as every church and religious-affiliated organization is going to be preparatory to being figuratively and literally raped and plundered if they don't reject Jesus Christ and His Word and acknowledge Soddom & Gomorrah as Lord.  Delegating scoutmaster personnel "orientation" decisions to local BSA chapters wouldn't even slow down the dinnermashers.  So Mr. Gates isn't even buying time with his recommendation, but trying to make the poison pill slide down a little easier.

But then you have to remember that the Scouts are really in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" position, the proverbial "rock and a hard place".  Stand for their founding principles and the Lavender Lobby, through the courts, will eventually destroy them.  Capitulate and be assimilated into the Hershey Collective, and parents and religious groups will pull their support and their kids out of the BSA en masse in protest.  Either way, the Scouts are doomed - just as militant homosexuals always wanted.

In the bigger picture, evangelical Christians and Catholics are not going to be allowed any redoubt, any refuge, not even any ghetto to which to retreat.  Once the BSA is destroyed or assimilated, we can form our own version of the Scouts, but the Lavender Lobby will come after it as well.  And religious charities, affiliated businesses, schools, colleges, and yes, churches (though not mosques!), as is already happening with the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate.  Militant homosexuals now control and rule American culture, and they will never let us be, they will never live and let live, they will never show us the tolerance that they once demanded of us.  We will all be "gay" or we will be destroyed.



And thus it comes down to one simple, straightforward question - the question that Walter Donovan posed to Indiana Jones in the Grail chamber: "It's time to ask yourself what you believe."  Bob Gates urges unsustainable compromise.  But if the Boy Scouts of America can no longer exist in the United States of America as the Christian-based organization it was originally founded to be, then the only thing it should do voluntarily is close its doors, or fight to - and beyond - the bitter end.

"Over our dead bodies," in so many fewer words.

I'm sure the other side will be happy to oblige.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Is it Islamophobia or Patriotism, and Fear for America’s Future?

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It seems, all I hear from the media and the left in this country is, that we on the right are Islamophobes and we need to stop it. But I have a question here.
Is it really Islamophobia or is it Patriotism coming to light?
From Daily Roll Call comes this one.
Two of Many: Islamberg in Hancock NY and Islamville in Dover TN: Why Do We Allow Them To Exist ?
Now the question comes to mind, why doesn’t the government go in and do something about this pending attack on America? And if you read this, you can’t come away with any other question than that!
A Tennessee man has been arrested on terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to raid and destroy a Muslim terror training camp in NY. Robert Doggart from Signal Mountain TN, had formed what authorities are calling a militia with the intent to annihilate buildings and Muslims that live on a compound called Islamberg. While we don’t condone the actions of Mr. Doggart, we do condemn the inactions of law enforcement and elected officials that have completely swept the existence of Islamberg under the rug.
Once again the focus Is being steered away from another very real concern, which is why Islamberg is allowed to exist given the documentation of who these Muslims really are. So who are they?
Currently there are 36 Jamaats, or “communities of the impoverished”. Often, as in the case of Islamberg, they are in extremely remote areas, with mobile homes, a mosque, and a school. Some of the residents of Islamberg have resided there for years, while a vast number having been released from prison and are “reverts”. They fall under the umbrella of Muslims of America, but their allegiance is to Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Shah El-Gilani aka Sheikh Gilani. Gilani, from Lahore Pakistan is the founder and leader of Jamaat Ul Fuqra, a violent, radical group with ties to Al Qaida, and was responsible for the 2002 beheading of Wall Street reporter Daniel Pearl. Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who was Osama Bin Laden’s third in command, personally took responsibility for his beheading. Daniel Pearl was on his way to meet Gilani regarding the relationship of Richard Reid ( the shoe bomber) with Al Qaida, when he was abducted.
So I ask you again. Is it really that we have Islamophobia? Or is it that we are finally wising up and realizing that our country is being infiltrated by a people who only want to invade this country and make it theirs…And in the process, kill all of us that won’t subject ourselves to their religion.
I am an American, and a Christian to boot. And anyone who wants to come into my christian country and turn it into a woman berating, racist, bigoted country, will always face my ire until they kill me or, until they get run out of this country on a rail.
Our government is too wussiefied to do that, but I can guarantee you…..the people of this country are not.
So if you don’t like the way this country was founded….then please….by all means Leave cause you are not wanted here. This is coming from an American Christian Patriot…..you are treading on thin ice boys. Better be careful.
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Is it Islamophobia or Patriotism, and Fear for America’s Future?

No Constitution Class in Temecula, Tonight

I will be speaking at the Riverside County Republican Party General Membership meeting tonight in Palm Desert, so there will be no Constitution Class in Temecula tonight.  The class will resume next Thursday, and we will be tackling Article III.

Information about tonight's speech:

Thursday, May 21
Riverside County Republican Party General Membership Meeting

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Speaker: Douglas V. Gibbs: Constitutionality of Executive Orders
6:30 p.m. Reception
7-8:30 p.m. General Membership Meeting

Sunset View Clubhouse, Oasis Room
36890 Del Webb Boulevard,,Palm Desert,
From Interstate 10, take the Washington Street Exit,
Proceed North approximately one-half mile to Sun City Palm Desert.
Upon entering Sun City Palm Desert, proceed to the fourth stop sign and turn right.
The password for the gate guard is “GOP Meeting”!
No Host Bar, Light Refreshments

The GOP has invited me to speak at a meeting in Palm Desert.  The topic?  Executive Orders.  I will discuss Executive authorities through the lens of the U.S. Constitution.  Here's Where to Learn More.

Behold, The Michael Brown Memorial

by JASmius



It's not a full blown Parthenon-type edifice complete with Greek columns and idolatrous statue commemorating his almost-murder in cold blood of Officer Darren Wilson, but the Black Klan is working on it:

The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday — what would have been his nineteenth birthday — amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby.

Braving chilly rain, volunteers wearing white latex gloves put stuffed animals, candles and other trinkets into trash bags destined for temporary storage, dismantling within minutes the shrine seen by many as a symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing.

What pretentious nonsense.  That plaque deserves to be consigned to the garbage as much as the "stuffed animals, candles, and other trinkets".

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my son," Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., said earlier Wednesday as he joined Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III in announcing the temporary memorial's imminent removal. "We're just really trying to move forward. It just needs to be moved."

And demolished and incinerated, its rubblized and carbonized debris paved over, salted, jumped up and down on, and inundated under a tsunami of fetid urine for good measure.

Dry your eyes, Mr. Brown.  Nothing justifies what your misbegotten son did, and attempted to do, nor the racist lies told about it to fuel a nation-wide race insurrection that continues to this day.

But look on the bright side: when the Black Klan eventually slaughters ex-Officer Wilson and his entire family, you can have their severed heads mounted on spikes outside the Michael Brown, Jr. Memorial.  Or perhaps in front of his idolatrous statue.  I'm sure your son would have wanted it that way.

Hard Starboard Radio: Coerced Acceptance Of The Leftist Agenda



Instead of rehashing the Iraq War, let’s face today’s much more serious threat from Iran - which is precisely why the media is ludicrously re-litigating the Iraq War; Another compare and contrast for you on this fine, sunny, warm Thursday evening/afternoon that will have you vomiting up your dinner in mere moments; The Democrats are all too happy to coerce acceptance of their agendas, because they have no other choice; Why does the Left kowtow to Islam?; LGBT extremists plan to blanket the country with laws that, behind the fig leaf of ‘anti-discrimination,’ will give the state the power to police speech and behaviors; and the growing danger of defining "hate speech".

Better to be a dead lion than a live weasel; better still to be a live lion at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.

Army Reservist's Home Vandalized By Militant Pacifists

by JASmius



Tolerance:

When Army reservist Cassie McEuen of Evanston, Wyoming [!!!], woke up and walked outside her home one morning, she was shocked.

Her walls were covered in graffiti messages blasting her for being in the military.

The comments, appearing in black paint, stated things such as “die for what?” and “fuck the military”, writes KUTV.

McEuen posted the images on Facebook, with this message:

I’ve been attacked, and the vandal can’t spell. Apparently I’m a ‘soilder’ instead of soldier.

Oh, I don't know, Miss McEuen; I can see the lame pun quite easily.

The small town’s mayor, Kent Williams, was speechless about the attack:

This makes no sense. It’s something we can’t get our minds around right now. I’m without words.

It’s absolutely out of character for our little community. I’d like to believe we’re as patriotic as any community can be. This kind of thing just isn’t us.

Apparently, Mr. Mayor, it is.  Although outside inspiration, and perhaps perps, cannot, of course, be ruled out.

Friends, neighbors, and community members did pitch in to cleanse Miss McEuen's house of the results of this soft domestic terrorism, and kudos, praise, and huzzahs to them for their selfless, supportive efforts.

But really, is what took place in Evanston, Wyoming any substantively different from the Cleveland steamer Susan Rice laid on Iraq veterans a couple of days ago?  It's all part of the buildup to the Second American Civil War, a conflict that, this time, the bad guys are going to inevitably win.

Just hopefully not without a fight.

Democrats Target Religious Freedom

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Christian persecution is full throttle in the United States.  The homosexual agenda is openly attacking the religious foundation of this country, and are even poised to have pastors arrested if they dare preach against the sexual deviance of homosexuality.  Businesses are going bankrupt for daring not to comply with the demands of the homosexual agenda.  Religious Freedom is under attack, and Christians are being told they must be forced to accept the gay agenda.  We are a nation founded upon Religious Freedom, and if we abandon God, this nation will collapse.  As Benjamin Franklin so aptly put it, "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

The homosexual agenda has faked reports, have created the "born that way" argument simply for political purposes, and are using militant tactics to silence their critics.  Franklin Graham is finally starting to speak out, but most pastors remain silent.

The latest Democrat to get on the "Christians better change their ways" bandwagon is Hillary Clinton.  Last April 23, she told a crowd at the Women in the World conference that "...deep seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases, have to be changed."

In other words, Freedom of Religion no longer matters.  Get with the progressive program, or be forced to do it by the progressive overlords.  After all, she also said in that speech that, "...all the laws we passed don't count for much if they are not enforced."

She means laws, and court rulings overturning State laws on the State issue of marriage and abortion, must be enforced, and if the Christians dare to stand against them on the grounds of religious beliefs, those people must be forced to be changed.




The problem is, the churches are too afraid to stand up for their religious rights.  Religious freedom is not being defended because the churches have been silent out of the unwarranted fear of losing their tax-exempt status.  The courts keep overturning laws, and even the Republicans are beginning to cave to the demands of the homosexual agenda.

If the churches remain silent, the final obstacle we can place against losing our virtuous society will be impotent.  The problem is, the churches are voluntarily remaining silent, not fully realizing that the non-profit status was created to silence the churches.

And, the laws are not as strict against the churches as one may believe.

According to Pastor Brad Cranston, no church has ever lost it's tax-exempt status.




The Democrats have targeted the freedom of speech, gun rights, and religious freedoms under Barack Obama.  Are we willing to stand against this?  Are we willing to fight against the attacks on our freedoms?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Obama Sacrificing Israel For Iranian-Dominated Middle East

by JASmius



The Republican Congress defied him and invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to Washington and make an impassioned defense of his country and bitter condemnation of his nuclear sellout to Iran.  Israeli voters defied him by refusing to suicidally follow his royal decree and instead re-electing Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Likud coalition to an even bigger majority in the Israeli Knesset.

So now Barack Obama is taking his revenge by colluding with the U.N. - which is to say, with every American and Israeli enemy on the planet - to carve a "Palestinian" state out of Israel by force:

Working diligently to put together a motion with a United Nations Security Council to establish an independent Palestinian state, the Obama administration has reportedly already been busy mapping out its new boundaries.

The move is said to be payback for Israel’s right-wing cabinet and for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s accepted invitation to speak before United States Congress, where he advised members to abstain from a nuclear deal with Iraq against President Barack Obama’s declared intentions, DEBKAfile reports.

The Obama administration’s pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli, foreign policy moved forward as senior U.S. officials collaborated with French representatives in Paris to draw the new geographical borders to demarcate a new Palestinian state from present-day Israel. The joint effort included coming up with a targeted date to make the new Muslim state in the Middle East a reality....

“The White House is confident that, with the U.S. voting in favor, the motion will be passed by an overwhelming majority and therefore be binding on the Israeli government.”

It will be no such thing.  The Israelis have never agreed to any such ultimatum.  The "peace process" has, for a quarter-century, been fraudulently billed as a "two-state solution".  Implied in the phrase is that both states agree to said solution.  But the Pals have never negotiated at all, much less in good faith, and they've never had to.  They've made ridiculously aggressive demands that they knew the Jews would not and could not ever accept and then used the inevitable Israeli balking at them as "proof" that Jerusalem "doesn't want 'peace'", followed by endless intifadas and rocket and missile attacks, forcing the IDF into action in self-defense, leading to its condemnation as "aggressors" inflicting "genocide" on the "poor Palestinians".  It is one of the most outrageous, immoral, evil frauds in human history.  And the West, and most especially the Obama Regime, has not only gleefully collaborated in it, but helped mastermind it.

Finally the Jews, left and right, finally threw up their hands, gave up trying to appease a world that has, does, and will always hate them, and turned back to Mr. Netanyahu and an "us against the world" last-ditch defense of their country, people, and culture.  And now they're to be wiped out for their "insolence".

But it isn't just an Obama anti-Semitic temper tantrum.  As always, there's a method to O's madness, and in this case it's just what you already suspected:

The Obama administration’s new plans for a Palestinian state were also communicated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Saudi Arabian capital city of Riyadh, where he broke the news to the Islamic nation’s leaders. It is reported that the White House is using this maneuver to secure support for its nuclear deal with Iran, as well as to get nations on board with its agenda in Yemen.

Kerry will use Washington’s willingness to meet Palestinian aspirations as currency for procuring Saudi and Gulf support for a Yemen ceasefire and their acceptance of the nuclear deal shaping up with Iran,” the news source explained. [emphasis added]

In other words, the Obama Regime is seeking to trade the lives of the bulk of the Jewish race for the Saudi alliance's acquiescence to being enslaved by their Shiite enemies in Tehran.  The sheer Naziesque wickedness of these animals knows no bounds.

Let us revisit this part of the Abrahamic Covenant, shall we?:

And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.

Sixty-two million Americans twice elected this despotic Jew-hater, and as a result it will be America that is summarily judged.  Or, as Plato from Beetle Bailey once said, "In a [republic], people get the government they deserve."

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver gets the last word:

“President Obama must hate America because his hostility towards Israel will bring a curse on our country,” Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver asserted. “No nation that has opposed Israel or taken the land of the Jews has survived. Babylon, Persia, Rome and Nazi Germany have all ceased, but Israel and the Jewish people remain.”

Staver made it loud and clear that the weight of the president’s actions could very well prove catastrophic to America and the security of not only the Middle East, but the world at large.

“President Obama is playing with fire and he is dragging every American citizen with him into the pit of hell.”

BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Lied About Benghazi

by JASmius



A stunning, neigh SHOCKING development, I know.  Who would ever have imagined it?

As always, there is a prelude to the punchline - or what I always refer to as, "the first shoe dropping":

In a memo from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to the National Security Council, the CIA, and the White House five days after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, the DIA concluded that the attack had been planned for more than a week and was retribution for an American drone strike that had killed a senior al-Qaeda leader in June 2012. Moreover, the attack had been planned for the anniversary of 9/11 as a propaganda coup for AQ and its affiliate behind the attack, and not just a coincidence as the White House later claimed....

As Catherine Herridge and Martha McCallum point out, the memo tells a lot more of the story than we knew before. The consulate and its intelligence operation nearby was keeping an eye on weapons transfers to anti-Assad forces in Syria [i.e. the Islamic State], one of the proposed reasons why the U.S. would have kept a consulate open in that city for so long.

Oh, we knew all of that, Ed.  This disclosure is just redundant proof of it.

There is an interesting addendum along that latter line:

The DIA tried to warn Congress about the threat [of ISIS] in January 2014, which is when Obama compared them to the “jayvees.” Sixteen months before that, the DIA had predicted exactly what would happen with the group formerly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq, right down to their declaration of a caliphate in the area that the U.S. had fought so hard to wrest from their control in 2006-8.

So the Obama Regime knew that Benghazi was a jihadist attack and not any reaction to a YouTube video that had fewer than a dozen views before the White House started globally promoting it, but they pushed the latter mendacity because the truth would have contradicted the lie that Obama had al Qaeda "decimated" and "on the run" in the home stretch of his re-election campaign; and the Obama Regime knew that ISIS was not a "jayvee team," but plowed ahead with that lie because the Narrative demanded it - as it still does to this day.  The only thing that's changed is the delusional assertion's hilarious implausibility.

Which brings us to an even more intriguing revelation (if you want to call it that).  Remember Sid Blumenthal?  He told Mrs. Clinton of the true nature and source of the Benghazi attack three days before the Defense Intelligence Agency did:

The next day [September 13th], Mr. Blumenthal sent Mrs. Clinton a more thorough account of what had occurred. Citing “sensitive sources” in Libya, the memo provided extensive detail about the episode, saying that the siege had been set off by members of Ansar al-Shariah, the Libyan terrorist group. Those militants had ties to Al Qaeda, had planned the attacks for a month and had used a nearby protest as cover for the siege, the memo said. “We should get this around asap” Mrs. Clinton said in an email to Mr. Sullivan. “Will do,” he responded. That information contradicted the Obama administration’s narrative at the time about what had spawned the attacks. Republicans have said the administration misled the country about the attacks because it did not want to undermine the notion that President Obama, who was up for re-election, was winning the war on terrorism. (Pages 200-203)

Why did the Ugly Dutchess want Blumenthal's memo to "get around ASAP"?  Because they needed to know what the truth was in order to formulate the most effective propaganda lies to cover it up.  It also illustrates whom she really trusted to obtain "facts on the ground," and it wasn't anybody in any "official" capacity.

There aren't words to adequately describe the brutal, cynically corrupt stench that surrounds this entire caper.  And if it turns out that we really don't know the whole Benghazi story, in light of what we know already, I'm not sure I want to find out the rest.