Wednesday, October 29, 2014

More Obama Administration Class

Obama won't call ISIS chickenshit.
He won't call the thugs in Iran chickenshit.
He won't call any of the Saudi haters of women and gays chickenshit.
He won't call Islamic terrorists chickenshit.
But he or someone in his administration called the prime minister of Israel chickenshit and they won't call out the person who said it.
From Fox News:
The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.” 
Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it....
Officials quoted in The Atlantic magazine article, written by Jeffrey Goldberg, were far more blunt in their characterization of those differences. Goldberg quoted one anonymous senior administration official saying: “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit.”
The article said Obama administration officials have also described Netanyahu over the years “as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and ‘Aspergery.’”
The comments prompted criticism among Republican and Jewish leaders.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday accused the administration of “hurling expletives” at the Israeli leader. 
House Speaker John Boehner also condemned the "disrespectful rhetoric used time and again by this administration with respect to the special relationship the United States has with the state of Israel." 
He added: "The president sets the tone for his administration. He either condones the profanity and disrespect used by the most senior members of his administration, or he does not. It is time for him to get his house in order and tell the people that can't muster professionalism that it is time to move on."  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/white-house-tries-to-ease-flare-up-over-netanyahu-insults/?intcmp=latestnews
Mark Levin says he believes it was John Kerry who said it.
But in the words of 10 year old on the playground: "It takes one to know one".
Chicken shit

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Good News For Scott Walker

Seems like that all efforts and dirty tricks of liberal groups, liberal news media, liberal hate groups, unions from around the country, Chris Christie and others have wasted their effort according to the latest poll by Marquette University.
From Madison.com: Republican Gov. Scott Walker has pulled ahead of Democratic challenger Mary Burke in Wisconsin’s contentious governor’s race, a poll released Wednesday found.
Walker leads Burke 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, the new Marquette Law School Poll reported.
It’s Marquette’s final poll before the Nov. 4 election, and a major change from the poll earlier this month that found the race tied.
Poll director Charles Franklin said “shifting turnout intentions” have triggered many of the swings in polling for the governor’s race.
“More Walker supporters say they will vote than Burke voters,” Franklin said.
About 93 percent of Republicans polled in the recent survey said they were certain to vote, compared to 82 percent of Democrats, Franklin said. That was a notable shift from the survey two weeks ago, when 82 percent of GOP voters and 80 percent of Democrats said they were certain to go to the polls.
Other shifts included the resurgence of a gender gap, with men backing Walker over Burke 58-36; Burke holds a 49-43 lead among women. Independent voters also backed Walker by a 52 to 37 margin, Franklin said.
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/scott-walker-leads-mary-burke---among-likely-voters/article_b2fbbc50-075a-5e25-8792-65a6fb60fe57.html#ixzz3Hao2h0DP
For me, this is the biggest race to watch in the country.
The liberals hate, just hate Scott Walker because he has won in liberal Milwaukee County and in mostly liberal Wisconsin and he has beat the liberals at their own game.
They have tried to recall him and he beat them, soundly.
He was able to pass Act 10, a anti-government union law which has sharply decreased union membership and has allowed for better work rules and the ability to fire incompetent government workers easier.
And he was able to pass voter ID, which pisses off Democrats because it will be harder to steal elections.
So, hopefully, Walker maintains this lead and it will lead to a possible 2016 presidential run.

Another Reason Why We Need Voter ID

Another liberal group that wants to steal the elections for the democrats.
From the Daily Caller:
The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.
“Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,” explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states don’t require identification. In case you’re wondering where your state is at in all of this, a helpful (sic) graphic from the Post’s graphics team.”
So who ended up using the Post’s helpful graphic? The country’s foremost pro-amnesty Hispanic immigrant organization.
The Chicago chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice tweeted Blake’s article with the message, “Reminder — #Illinois does NOT require #voterID to cast a ballot,” along with the pro-Democrat hashtag #TurnOutForWhat. The tweet was helpfully retweeted by the National Council of La Raza.  http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/29/la-raza-promotes-washington-post-guide-on-where-people-can-vote-without-an-id/
Remember, for each unlawful vote means that someone who voted legally is disenfranchised, something that escapes the logic of those brain dead liberals who don't support voter id and other measures that cut down on illegal voting.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KABOOOM!!



From Fox News:
An unmanned cargo rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded Tuesday over a launchpad in Virginia.
No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.
The accident at Orbital Sciences Corp.'s launch complex at Wallops Island was sure to draw criticism over the space agency's growing reliance on private U.S. companies in this post-shuttle effort.
NASA is paying billions of dollars to Orbital Sciences and the SpaceX company to make station deliveries, and it's counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start flying U.S. astronauts to the orbiting lab as early as 2017. NASA spokesman Rob Navias said there was nothing on the lost flight that was urgently needed by the six people living on the space station.
Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket blew up over the launch complex, just six seconds after the liftoff. The company said everyone at the site had been accounted for, and the damage appeared to be limited to the facilities.
Flames could be seen shooting into the sky as the sun set. There was no hint of any trouble until the rocket exploded. This was the second launch attempt for the mission. Monday evening's try was thwarted by a stray sailboat in the rocket's danger zone. The restrictions are in case of just such an accident that occurred Tuesday.  http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/10/28/unmanned-nasa-rocket-explodes-after-liftoff/
NASA was one thing the U.S. government that did good and Obama got rid of it.
Thanks Obama.

Loser President At Loser School

How ironic that President Obama went to visit Milwaukee's and probably Wisconsin's worst high school.
From jsonline: President Barack Obama kicked off the final week of the campaign Tuesday by coming to Milwaukee's North Division High School to boost Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
"She wants to give Wisconsin a raise," Obama told thousands of supporters as he emphasized Burke's support for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour.
Burke is locked in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/huge-crowds-gather-for-obama-visit-at-north-division-b99380143z1-280704732.html
I started my teaching career at North Division, which lies in the heart of the inner city of Milwaukee.  The area is home to thugs, druggies, criminals, prostitutes, pimps, murderers and all those who cover up for them.  The area is run by gang members.
When I first started, the principal was a Mr. Lovell, a no nonsense man who held both students and teachers accountable.  Mr. Lovell was a Black principal and he was tough and suffered no fools.  If you were a bad teacher, you were given 1 or 2 times to improve and then you were gone to another crap filled school.
Mr. Lovell was out of town during the first month of school when a teacher got beat up and severely injured.  When Mr. Lovell came back, he was on a mission to get rid of the thugs that dominated the school.  He pissed off a lot of people but he stood his ground and North Division was making great strides under him.
However, Mr. Lovell also had many years in the District and he decided to retire and he wanted a young energetic assistant principal to take his place.  This assistant principal was well respected in the neighborhood and among the staff and students.
However, MPS decided to hire a hack principal from another loser MPS high school and North lost all the gains they made under Mr. Lovell and them some.  Eventually, they had to close down the school because it was so bad.  What they are doing now, who knows and quite frankly, who cares.
So, we have the worst president  in the history of the United States going to one of the worst high schools in the United States.
Ironic.

Time For Your Predictions

Next week is our mid-term elections, with many elections for national, state and local offices up for grabs.
So, what are your general predictions.
Please take the poll on the left side of the blog
Thanks and we will see how it turns out.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yeah, I Want Her On Our Side

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From the NY Daily News: ISIS militants claim to have killed the poster girl of Kurdish resistance, but others say the sharpshooter known as ‘Rehana’ was still hunting terrorists. 
Conflicting reports emerged Monday over Rehana’s fate. Neither tales of her death nor reports of her continued fight could be immediately be confirmed....
Reports of Rehana’s demise may have been premature. She could still be on the prowl.
“‘Rehana’ is very much alive .... #ISIS supporters just trying to lift morale .....Tigress is hunting for more,” tweeted Kurdish journalist Pawan Durani. ...
The vivacious woman became the face of the 10,000-strong unit when Durani published a picture of her flashing the “V” sign after a victorious rout of the jihadists.   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/kurdish-beauty-killed-100-isis-fighters-disappears-article-1.1988845
Hugh Hefner is rumored to be looking for her to do a photo shoot for Playboy.

Democrats Trying To Steal 2014 Elections

The Democrats are trying to steal the 2014 elections and they are also experimenting now to get ready for the 2016 election.
From Fox News:
Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland.
“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said.
“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.
Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too, personally.
“This is happening here as well. It occurred on two candidates on my machine. I am glad I checked. Many voters have reported this here as well,” Hofmann, a Republican, wrote in an email Sunday evening.
Two other Maryland voters reported the same in Anne Arundel County on Friday.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/27/calibration-issue-pops-up-on-maryland-voting-machines/
Funny, we never hear of a case this year of the Democrats voting for Democrats and the votes register as Republican.
And the excuse the election officials use is that the machines were not calibrated properly. 
Umm, and shouldn't the machines been calibrated before they were put out for the voters?
And how many machines out there that haven't been found out yet?
The Democrats are using these machines as an experiment to see what they can get away with in 2016 and they will try other things next week when most of the voting occurs.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

RIP Marcia Strassman


From USA Today News: Marcia Strassman, a versatile actress who was best known for her role as Gabe Kaplan's wife on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back Kotter, died on Friday, according to reports. She was 66...
Strassman, who also made appearances on M*A*S*H and other 1970s TV series, gained fame as Julie Kotter in ABC's Welcome Back, Kotter. The show centered around her TV husband (Kaplan), who returned to his Brooklyn school to teach a classroom full of misfits that included future superstar John Travolta.
Her big-screen work included the popular 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with Rick Moranis and its 1992 sequel, Honey I Blew Up the Kids.
Strassman also spent many years as a national board member of the Screen Actors Guild.
She's the third Welcome Back, Kotter castmate to die in recent years. In 2012, Ron Palillo, who played Horshack, and Robert Hegyes, who played Epstein, both passed away.
I have to admit that Strassman was my first crush on a television actress, along with Pam Dawber when she played on Mork and Mindy.
But, besides beautiful, she was also a very good actress and she will be missed.

Uber Comes To Las Vegas, Nevada

From the LVRJ:
Uber drivers defied a court order and continued transporting customers throughout Las Vegas on Saturday.
Donald Campbell, the company’s attorney, said he is challenging a court order barring the drivers from providing their ride-sharing service in the state until Nov. 7.
At least one Uber driver was issued a citation for violating state law Saturday, said Teri Williams, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Business and Industry.
A total of 10 — eight in Las Vegas and two in Reno — were cited for providing an “unlicensed for-hire transportation service” on Friday, the day Uber was launched in the state. Their vehicles were impounded as well.
The citations carry fines of up to $10,000, Williams said.
According to Campbell, around 8 a.m. Friday, state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto’s office was given notice that Las Vegas-based Campbell & Williams was representing Uber. Shortly afterward, Uber representatives participated in a 45-minute telephone conversation with Cortez Masto.
“She never said she was going to court,” Campbell said.
After that call, the attorney general filed a temporary restraining order in Carson City on behalf of the Nevada State Transportation Authority, he said. The authority regulates the taxi industry in the state....
Since its inception in 2009, Uber, which connects riders with drivers through an app via a mobile device, is now operational in 45 countries and more than 200 cities worldwide.
Behrend said on Friday that the company is not banned from operating in Nevada.
“Uber continues to operate and looks forward to meeting the tremendous demand that we have already seen throughout the state,” she said.   http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/uber-challenges-court-order-drivers-still-working
In Las Vegas, it is almost impossible to get a taxi if you live more than a mile away from the strip and downtown.  Most taxis can be found working on the strip, downtown and the airport and locals, many times, have to wait a significant time to get a cab.  I know, because I have experienced this, at times.
Further, the State and local governments do everything and then some to protect the current taxi companies.  While there are many taxi names, there is only a handful of owners.  To start a new taxi company in Las Vegas is next to impossible because the taxi owners do not want more competition, cabbies don't want to put more cabs on the street because it cuts down on their number of trips a shift and the local and state governments do the companies bidding.
So, Uber comes in and the people who know about it, use their cell phones and the Uber app and Uber will hook the driver and passenger.  The customer pays Uber with a credit/debit card and Uber takes 20% off the top and the driver gets the rest.  The driver provides his own car and insurance and the driver has to pass a background check and I imagine there are also standards for the car.
So, the taxi companies are angry Uber came into their territory and have unleashed the courts and cops on them.
So, how will this play out.
I hope Uber is allowed to operate in Nevada.  If taxi companies provided good to excellent to locals in Vegas, we wouldn't even be talking about this issue, but taxi companies pretty much ignore the locals.  So, Uber can help improve service to locals.  They can also provide competition at the airport where some but not all driver will long haul- take the long way to the strip hotels by going on the freeway instead of the taking the city streets, which is shorter but takes a longer time usually to get to the thotels.  Uber also charges before the ride, so the rider will know what the cost of the ride will be before the trip, unlike taxi companies.
But Uber also has to have standards for both cars and drivers.  They need to do background checks and the cars have to be safe.  They also cannot pick and choose who they can pick up and unless their car is marked, they should not be allowed to pick up passengers off the streets. 
Finally, Uber should have some government oversight to ensure safety.  however, the taxi cab authority cops cannot act like thugs when dealing with Uber drivers.
So, welcome to Nevada, Uber, don't blow it.

The Bears Still Suck, Especially This Guy


From ESPN: Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston will undergo an MRI on Monday after hurting his right knee while celebrating a sack of Jimmy Garoppolo during the fourth quarter of the club's 51-23 loss to the New England Patriots.
"I have to get an MRI in the morning, hopefully everything is good, but we'll see tomorrow," said Houston, who said he's not worried about a tear. "I probably shouldn't have celebrated while they were blowing us out, but it happens.
"Landed wrong, tried to hop up, didn't feel right, so we'll see what happens tomorrow."
The Bears, however, are fearing the worst, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
"He's got a knee, and I'm very disappointed for him," coach Marc Trestman said. "I'm very disappointed for Lamarr."  http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/11768687/lamarr-houston-chicago-bears-injured-celebrating-sack
The Chicago Bears really do suck and the coach has no control of his team.
First, you are getting blown out and the idiot, Houston, sacks a back-up quarterback and they are playing at New England.  Under no circumstances do you have a huge celebration for a sack.
And the Coach?  He feels bad for the player?  What about the rest of his team?  Instead of being disappointed for the player, the Coach should have been disappointed at the player because the player was selfish and only thinking about himself.
No wonder why the Bears suck and they will be looking for a new coach next year.

A Little Too Late?

From the Sacramento Bee:
Investigators were poring over the conflicting backgrounds Saturday of a Utah couple accused in a crime spree that killed two deputies, with federal authorities saying the 34-year-old man charged in the slayings has used at least two identities and has been deported from the United States twice in the past.
Sheriff’s officials have identified the suspect as Marcelo Marquez, but the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said in a statement Saturday that his name actually is Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte.
Monroy-Bracamonte was first deported to Mexico in 1997 following his arrest and conviction in Arizona for possession of narcotics for sale; he was arrested and returned to Mexico a second time in 2001.
ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the agency had filed an immigration detainer against him asking that he be turned over to federal authorities if and when he is released by local law enforcement.http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article3368389.htmlSo, that's what it takes for ICE to deport someone- kill 2 cops.Nothing before that, like numerous traffic law and drug convictions.It's a little too late for the guy to be deported, ICE, he already did his damage.
And oh, BTW, President Obama had no comments on the cops being killed.  I guess he just mourns the loss of thugs like Treyvon Martin and Michael Brown.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article3368389.html#storylink=cpy

Did You Know About U.S. Terrorist Attack On Thursday?


Dead terrorist, injured cop.
Guess who Obama sides with?
From the New York Post:
He hated his homeland.
The ax-swinging madman who launched a “terrorist attack” on four rookie NYPD cops on a Queens street was a Muslim convert who took to the Web to urge violence against America.
“America’s military is strong abroad, but they have never faced an internal mass revolt,” Zale Thompson, 32, wrote on Facebook. “They are weaker at home. We are scattered and decentralized, we can use this as an advantage.”
“Helicopters, big military will be useless on their own soil. They will not be able to defeat our people if we use guerilla warfare. Attack their weak flanks . . . If you get wounded who cares. If you die who cares. Eventually they will surrender and then the war will be over.”
Thompson — who was shot dead by police on Thursday after wounding two cops with a hatchet on a busy Jamaica street — even ­defended ISIS in a comment posted on a YouTube video and directed at another user who had blasted the militant group’s bloodlust.
“If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands ­after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to ­Jihad?” he wrote.
The college-educated recluse was booted from the Navy in 2003 for drugs and spent most of his time holed up in his father’s Queens apartment watching violent jihadi imagery, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday.
Thompson became Muslim two years ago but ramped up his anti-American sentiment “with more intensity in recent days,” NYPD spokesman John Miller said.
Thompson repeatedly watched ISIS beheading videos, reports on the recent White House security breach and the deadly terror assault in Ottawa, Canada.  http://nypost.com/2014/10/24/man-who-struck-cop-with-ax-supported-isis/
While the Canadian Prime Minister was stating in no uncertain terms that there were terrorist attacks in Quebec and Ottawa last week, Obama has not said one thing about this terrorist attack in NYC.
Why?
Because Obama doesn't think muslims are terrorists, at least not in the United States.
Or maybe because it was a cop that was severely injured and we know that Obama takes the side of criminals and terrorists over cops.
When was the last time Obama has called a terrorist attack in the U.S. a terrorist attack?
Hell, Obama and Senile Harry Reid still refuse to say that the shooting on Fort Bliss in Texas that killed 13 people and the murderer stating it was a terrorist attack, was a terror attack.  They still say it was a workplace violent incident.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

No Kidding: More Evidence Of The Liberal Media

This should come as no surprise to those who actually have a brain and use it.
From the NY Post:
Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so.
When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.”
Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “Goddammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!”...
Reporters on the ground aren’t necessarily ideological, Attkisson says, but the major network news decisions get made by a handful of New York execs who read the same papers and think the same thoughts.
Often they dream up stories beforehand and turn the reporters into “casting agents,” told “we need to find someone who will say . . .” that a given policy is good or bad. “We’re asked to create a reality that fits their New York image of what they believe,” she writes.
Reporting on the many green-energy firms such as Solyndra that went belly-up after burning through hundreds of millions in Washington handouts, Attkisson ran into increasing difficulty getting her stories on the air. A colleague told her about the following exchange: “[The stories] are pretty significant,” said a news exec. “Maybe we should be airing some of them on the ‘Evening News?’ ” Replied the program’s chief Pat Shevlin, “What’s the matter, don’t you support green energy?”...
One of her bosses had a rule that conservative analysts must always be labeled conservatives, but liberal analysts were simply “analysts.” “And if a conservative analyst’s opinion really rubbed the supervisor the wrong way,” says Attkisson, “she might rewrite the script to label him a ‘right-wing’ analyst.”...
Attkisson, who received an Emmy and the Edward R. Murrow award for her trailblazing work on the story, says she made top CBS brass “incensed” when she appeared on Laura Ingraham’s radio show and mentioned that Obama administration officials called her up to literally scream at her while she was working the story.
One angry CBS exec called to tell Attkisson that Ingraham is “extremely, extremely far right” and that Attkisson shouldn’t appear on her show anymore. Attkisson was puzzled, noting that CBS reporters aren’t barred from appearing on lefty MSNBC shows.   http://nypost.com/2014/10/25/former-cbs-reporter-explains-how-the-liberal-media-protects-obama/
I don't read many books, but this book seems like a must read.

Another Reason Hillary Is UnQualified To be President

Hillary must have ben smoking pot when she said this:
From Breitbart: Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said.
“You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”
“You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Clinton said, which elicited loud laughs from the crowd.  http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/10/24/Hillary-Dont-Let-Anybody-Tell-You-That-Businesses-Create-Jobs
Ok, who creates jobs in the private sector, Hillary?
And trickled down failed?
Seriously?
Remember the Jimmy Carter administration, the 2nd worst president ever, where unemployment and inflation was sky high?
And Reagan's trickle down economics pulled us through the crap carter gave us?
And the vast majority of G.W. Bush's time in office was an economic success.
And at the end of Clinton's term, the economy was starting to fail?
Just another reason why Hillary is too old and senile to be president.

A What???

From the Detroit Free Press:
A design and engineering firm being sued by Wayne County for massive cost overruns at the new jail project is firing back, saying incompetence by county officials and turmoil among the county's staff are responsible for wasting millions of dollars and stalling the project for more than a year.
In more than 700 pages of court documents obtained by the Free Press, lawyers for AECOM, the jail's design and engineering firm, say the county — not contractors — is to blame for the fiasco that has resulted in investigations, criminal charges and lawsuits and likely helped sink the political career of Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano....
The lawsuit highlights one of the costliest local government boondoggles in Michigan history. Originally pegged at $300 million, the project was halted last year as cost estimates soared to almost $400 million. A one-man grand jury indicted three people for their roles in the project, and the project helped seal the political demise of Ficano, who received just 6% of the vote in his re-election bid.  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/10/26/wayne-jail-overruns/17916211/
A 1 man grand jury?
How exactly can 1 person supposed to be a jury?
How can they deliberate with themselves?
Ok, if the person is a judge or a DA, I can see that but a 1 person grand jury???
Doesn't seem to be constitutional to me.

But It's The Government, So, It's OK

From the Detroit Free Press:
Almost 10 billion gallons of sewer overflows poured into southeast Michigan's waters in the historic August flooding, according to a Free Press review of data from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
That number includes more than 44 million gallons of raw sewage from sanitary sewers and almost 3 billion gallons from combined sewer and storm water systems, all untreated, raising concerns about deteriorating water quality in the Great Lakes system.
A full accounting of the total was not available immediately, but the Macomb County Health Department had posted information after the storm indicating 1 billion gallons of overflows had poured into Lake St. Clair or its tributaries, according to an earlier Free Press report. The volume affecting the whole region was 10 times that total, and the number now reported by Macomb County is more than twice the initial estimate.
Untreated waste acts as a sort of fertilizer for invasive plant species like phragmites and toxic algae blooms that clog waterways and can turn beachfront areas into stinking swamps. Raw sewage also can endanger the region's drinking water with high levels of bacteria, adding to the algae problem that sparked a two-day water crisis in Toledo in August.
To put 10 billion gallons in perspective, consider that it would equal about 20 million 50-gallon baths, using a measurement suggested by the U.S. Geological Survey.  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/10/26/august-storm-dumped-billions-gallons-sewage/17907335/
The EPA and other State government agencies go ape shit when a farmer dumps 5 gallons of manure into a river or lake.
But let a local government dump 44 billion gallons of raw sewage and other untreated into the Great Lakes, well, hey, it's the government and they won't do a darn thing.

Seriously, Danica?

From ESPN: Things may not be as rosy between Danica Patrick and Joey Logano as Logano believes.
Logano said earlier this week he had smoothed things over with Patrick and did not expect retaliation over an incident earlier this month between the two at Charlotte. Patrick cautioned Saturday she will not be pushed around by Logano or anyone else on the track.
Patrick said in a measured tone: "If he keeps proving that he's sorry, then everything will be fine."
Logano spun Patrick during the Oct. 11 race at Charlotte and she was given permission over her team radio to retaliate. She later remarked that wrecking Logano would have no effect on his title chances because he'd already earned a spot in the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.  http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/11760150/danica-patrick-joey-logano-continue-prove-sorry
So, Logano has to keep proving he's sorry to you? 
Hell, you're not his wife or girl friend.
And Danica certainly hasn't earned enough respect in NASCAR, even though she has some of the best equipment and team members.
Logano is in the Chase and has 5 wins and 20 top 10's.
Danica is wallowing in 27th place in Sprint with no wins, no top 5's and only 3 top 10's.
Shut up Danica.
You're just a pin up girl with a tramp stamp:

Over Policing Just A Bit Much?

From the LVRJ:
Uber’s ride-sharing service was halted Friday, just hours after it launched in Nevada.
Carson City District Judge James Russell blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.
The state’s attorney general sought the temporary order late Friday afternoon.
State and county taxi officers also were trying to stop the Uber drivers earlier in the day, but managed to do so on a much smaller scale.
On Friday afternoon, at least five drivers — four in Las Vegas and one in Reno — had been cited by regulators, according to Teri Williams, spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Business and Industry. Those drivers face fines of up to $10,000, Williams said.
Uniformed officers were at the Fashion Show mall on the Strip late Friday to meet Uber driver Michael Elsner with a ticket.
Five unmarked white Nevada Taxicab Authority vehicles surrounded his blue Ford Focus as he was driving east on Fashion Show Drive about 3:30 p.m. He was pulled over while trying to drop off two passengers. Two undercover officers wore black ski masks.
Elsner appeared annoyed but handled himself with humor.
During a call to an Uber hotline operator, he told officers and reporters, “They’re [Uber] worth more than $18 billion. Do you think the Nevada Taxicab authority is going to win? I mean, Come on, come on.”  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/nevada-puts-stop-ridesharing-uber-now
It was so nice of the Taxicab Authority to invite the press over to witness the cops over doing the traffic stop.
With 5 undercover cars and 2 of the cops with masks on, the cops probably thought they were arresting a drugged up assassin who just raped a little girl instead a driver who was giving a person a ride for some cash.
Maybe next time, the TA can show as much force with long haulers, foul mouth cabbies and other problems with taxi drivers and their companies.

Shame: Cop Killer An Illegal

From Fox News:
The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff's deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday. 
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. Monroy-Bracamonte was initially deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted of dug possession in Arizona. Four years later, he was arrested and deported again for an unspecified offense. 
"The fingerprints were the basis for our request for an immigration detainer," ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice told The Associated Press. The detainer requests that local authorities transfer him to federal custody after his case is adjudicated so ICE can purse his deportation, Kice said.
 The suspect initially identified himself as Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City. He is charged with two counts each of murder, attempted murder and carjacking. The suspect's wife, Janelle Marquez-Monroy, was also arrested Friday and charged with carjacking and attempted murder.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/26/officials-say-suspect-in-killings-california-deputies-was-deported-twice/
For those of us who want borders that are secure and deportation of criminals, regardless of the crime, this is a classic case of a person who should not have been allowed to stay in the United States legally.
And with Obama's open border policies, this kind of case will continue or worsen.
It's time to deport all illegal criminals, regardless of the crime.  If illegals don't respect our lies, they cannot stay here.. period and no excuses.

Eerie

From the Officer Down Memorial Page: Investigator Michael Davis was shot and killed while taking part in a massive manhunt for the murderer of Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
The subject who murdered Deputy Oliver, assisted by a female accomplice, carjacked a vehicle and fled up I-80 after killing Deputy Oliver. They exited the highway in Auburn, before stopping on the side of the road. Investigator Davis and his partner, who was also his brother, spotted the vehicle and began to approach it when the male subject opened fire with an AR-15 rifle, striking both officers.
Investigator Davis had served with the Placer County Sheriff's Department for 15 years.
Investigator Davis' father, Investigator Michael Davis Sr., was killed in the line of duty on October 24th, 1988, while serving with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Their line of duty deaths occurred exactly 26 years apart to the day.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/22252-investigator-michael-david-davis-jr#ixzz3HB6R0nhr
RIP to the officers and payers to their families, friends and co-workers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

And For The Big Big News Of The Day

For merchandising, publishing & ancillary products, check talent contract, appearance & property releases.
From the New York Daily News: There goes Honey Boo Boo.
One day after June Shannon (Mama June) of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was accused of being romantically involved with registered sex offender, Mark McDaniel, the network canceled the reality series after four seasons.
"TLC has cancelled the series 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," they said in a statement Friday to the New York Daily News.
"Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being."
Shortly after the cancellation news, which was first reported by TMZ, June took to Facebook to share a video response thanking the show's fans and to deny the original claims that she is dating McDaniel.  http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/tlc-cancels-honey-boo-boo-article-1.1985804
Sounds like TLC was looking for a reason to cancel the show.
I for one am glad I never watched the show.
But this was the headline for most of the day.

A Bad Day In The West

From the Sacramento Bee:
Danny Oliver’s last shift ended with the veteran Sacramento sheriff’s deputy doing something he would have done countless times before in his career, walking toward a car to see what the occupants were doing on his beat.
The 47-year-old father of two never made it to the driver’s window Friday. At about 10:30 a.m., a man armed with an AR-15 rifle aimed out of the car from the parking lot of a Motel 6 at Arden Road and Ethan Way and opened fire, killing Oliver with a shot to the forehead.
Over the next six hours, authorities say, 34-year-old gunman Marcelo Marquez eluded hundreds of officers from Sacramento to Auburn in a crime spree that left Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis Jr. dead. A third Placer deputy, Jeff Davis, was wounded and later treated and released from a hospital. A motorist was in serious condition from a gunshot to the head.
The carnage ended around 4 p.m., when Marquez meekly surrendered to deputies who converged on a home in Auburn where he had been hiding for hours as one of the largest manhunts in Sacramento history unfolded.  http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article3348287.htmlAnd from Washington State: A burst of gunfire at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Friday left two students dead, four more injured, and a grieving community asking “Why?”The shooter, a freshman athlete, took his own life after opening fire during the day's first lunch period, Marysville police said. Also killed was a girl who has not yet been publicly identified. Four other victims, all students, remain hospitalized: three in critical and one in serious condition. The shooter has been identified as football player and Tulalip tribal member Jaylen Fryberg. He is the son of Wendy Fryberg, a former Marysville School Board member.Friends and family said two of the shooting victims are Nate Hatch and Andrew Fryberg, Jaylen's cousins. All three freshmen grew up together and went to the homecoming dance as a group earlier this month after Jaylen was voted freshman homecoming king.  http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20141024/NEWS01/141029413/Marysville-asks-WhySadly, the 4 injured were shot in the head and are in critical condition.It sounds like there were some family/girl problems that the shooter could not solve.A very bad day in Washington and California.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article3348287.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I Thought ObamaCare Is Supposed To Lower Costs, Premiums

ObamaCare, the gift that keeps on giving to the gOP.
From Fox News: ObamaCare rate increases are coming to some key battleground states, fueling Republican attacks ahead of next month’s midterm elections.
“It looks like we're going to have double digit premium increases in places like Alaska, and Iowa and Louisiana, said health economist John Goodman. “Where we've got very close races for Senate, and Republican candidates are making a big deal over this."
The next ObamaCare open enrollment season begins Nov. 15, just 11 days after the Nov. 4 elections. Because the enrollment season is so close, the rate increases in many states already are known.
"Where we have the tight Senate races, the fact that we're getting these big rate increases just adds fuel to the fire for ObamaCare as a political issue and the Republicans’ attack on it," said Bob Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates.
In Iowa, for example, where Republican Joni Ernst is challenging Democrat Bruce Braley for the Senate, the Des Moines Register recently reported that premiums will be rising by double digits.
"We heard just last week," Ernst said in a debate Oct. 16, "that health care policies, their cost is going up an average of 19 percent..."
In the Louisiana race, Democratic senator Mary Landrieu has tried to distance herself from the president, even as he suggested those who do that still really support him.
But the largest insurer in the state, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will raise rates as much as 19.7 percent, so her opponent, Republican Bill Cassidy, is running an ad with supporters pegged to the issue.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/23/obamacare-rate-increases-fuel-republican-attacks-ahead-midterm-elections/
Luckily for the GOP, the Democrats own ObamaCare 100%, and while ObamaCare has a couple of good things in it, it has also caused horrendous problems with the country, including making hordes of full time workers into part time workers.
So, when the GOP takes over the Senate in a few weeks, we can thank ObamaCare for that, among other reasons.

Well, That And Stupidity

From jsonline: In the tightest race of his political career, Republican Gov. Scott Walker turned up the rhetoric Thursday by saying many voters in the liberal bastion of Madison are driven by anger and that his supporters need to counter that tide by showing up at the polls.
During an appearance in Pewaukee, Walker quoted former Gov. Tommy Thompson as saying, "Unfortunately, anger is a greater motivation than love."
Walker continued, "There are a lot of people who love what we've done across the state. There are many people in Madison who are angry and they're going to vote no matter what. We have got to make sure that people who love what we do understand they have to come out just as strong. If they do, we'll win this election."  http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/walker-says-madison-voters-driven-by-anger-b99376912z1-280220202.html
Of course, union goons for government unions are pissed at walker and the GOP for passing the common sense ACT 10 bill which made joining unions optional for government workers.  And the bill has worked as most government employees have opted out of their former unions.
And if you read liberal hate-Walker web sites, you just see both
the anger and the stupidity ooze from these sites, like this one: http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com/
I used to live in Madison, WI., as I was going to college there and I have met the most ill-informed, mean, vicious and brain dead people alive and 99.5% of them were liberals.  So, Walker is right, Madison union goons are angry and hopefully, the fair minded people of Wisconsin will come out and vote for him instead of voting for some liberal hack.

Just Remember....

While gas prices are inching down to around $3.00 a gallon, when Obama was elected the price was about $1.80 a gallon.
And when gas prices rose during the Bush administration, the liberals, led by Reid, Pelosi and their ilk, blamed Bush and the oil companies.
When gas was about $4 a gallon under Obama, not one word from these idiots.

Airplane Parachutes Work

Air collision
2 people are alive because of their airplane, which was involved in a crash with a helicopter, deployed a parachute as they crashed.
From the Fredrick News Post:
Three people are dead after a small plane and helicopter collided near Frederick Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon. 
The crash was reported at around 3:45 p.m. near the southwest corner of Frederick Municipal Airport. Police did not release the names of the people involved.The helicopter crashed into a storage facility near the scene, according to Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley. The plane went down off Monocacy Boulevard in a tree line. The storage facility where the helicopter crashed is at Highland and Monroe streets, just south of where the plane went down.
Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said officers did not know of any people being ejected from the aircraft.
The three dead were from the helicopter, said Denise Pouget, Frederick County fire chief. The two occupants of the airplane were transported by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center, both adult males, according to a Meritus spokeswoman. The hospital discharged the men to their families at about 6:45 p.m.
Pouget said the helicopter broke into pieces upon striking the ground. The airplane deployed a parachute, helping it descend into the trees, she said.  http://www.fredericknewspost.com/public/three-dead-in-airplane-helicopter-collision-near-frederick-municipal-airport/article_2438c154-5aed-11e4-8c2e-001a4bcf6878.html

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Obama: Worst President Ever

This graph pretty much shows that this improved unemployment rate means absolutely nothing:
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H/T Dad 29: http://dad29.blogspot.com/
Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/?p=51790

Abortion Is Still An Issue

From the Arizona Central:
Last week, Democrat Fred DuVal told members of a Gilbert church that he believes your 14-year-old daughter should be able to get an abortion without first getting your consent.
DuVal's comments – to me, at least – were stunning and the most stunning part of the story?
It wasn't news.
DuVal was appearing at the Redemption Church in Gilbert where Pastor Tom Shrader asked him a series of questions, including this one on the rights of parents when it comes to their teen-age daughters and abortion.
Shrader: "Notarized parental consent? Parental notification?"
DuVal: "Consent, no. Because I believe that then gives the choice of reproductive freedom to the parents not to the expectant mother and I believe that the expectant mother has that."
Shrader: "And if she's 14?"
DuVal: "Yeah."
Yeah? Really?  http://www.azcentral.com/story/laurieroberts/2014/10/21/duval-on-parental-choice-abortion-laws/17679667/
This alone should disqualify DuVal from being governor as he lacks moral character to be a governor or even a dog catcher.
He wants to take away parental rights and cares more about the kid than the parents and he is wrong.
Up until now, I really didn't know who to support for governor but DuVal shows that he is an extreme liberal, not worthy of being a governor or in any other elected office.

In The U.S., It Would Be Workplace Violence

From the San Fran Chronicle: A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.
"We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in an address to the nation.  http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Police-Man-shot-at-war-memorial-in-Ottawa-5839723.php
Now, if this happened in the U.S., our fearful muslim leader along with his toadies, Senile/Coward/Liar Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would say that this is just a work place violent crime and nothing to see here.

Pahrump Valley Times: Sucks As Usual

Well, the Pahrump Valley Times gets a new editor and the paper is even worse than before.
Just a couple of weeks before the big election of the year, the new editor, Arnold M. Knightly, has decided to cut off reader comments so they cannot comment on the election, the candidates or the ballot questions.
from the PVT:
Readers,
Over the next several weeks, we will be retooling and updating our comments on stories feature.  During the interim, the commenting feature on stories will be unavailable.
But this new idiot editor can write articles and editorials about the election.
So much for the honeymoon for this fool, I hate him already.

Voter Fraud, What Fraud?

The Liberals, God bless them, still have their heads in the sand about voter fraud.
From Fox News:  Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.
Moynihan offered this gracious lesson to his followers on Twitter: “Be careful when you vote in Illinois. Make sure you take the time to check your votes before submitting.”
Cook County Board of Elections Deputy Communications Director Jim Scalzitti, told Illinois Watchdog, the machine was taken out of service and tested.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/22/calibration-error-chaop-votes-to-dem-in-illinois-county/
And this from National Review Online:
Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.”
James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group....
He has a conversation with Greenpeace employee Christina Topping, and suggests he might have access to unused ballots from people who have recently moved out of college fraternity houses. “I mean it is putting the votes to good use,” she responds. “So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.”
Colorado secretary of state Scott Gessler, along with several county election clerks, have raised warning flags that a new state law that automatically mails a ballot to everyone is an engraved invitation to commit fraud. “Sending ballots to people who did not even ask for them or have moved out of state is asking for trouble” he told me. For example, little can stop someone who collects discarded ballots from trash cans, fills out the ballots, and mails them in. Election workers are supposed to compare signatures on registration records with signed ballots. But if a person has a “witness” who signs the ballot on the witness line, then the signatures do not have to match and the vote is counted.
Secretary of State Gessler had futile arguments with Democratic state legislators last year who insisted on ramming a bill through that mandated Colorado become the only state in the nation with both all-mail balloting and same-day
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/390893/james-okeefe-strikes-again-john-fund
Just more instances of voter fraud by liberals/democrats.
And you wonder why conservatives want voter ID and closely watch the  polls.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Wonder I Don't Do Selfies

Ashley Elizabeth Zehnder (l.), who teaches biology at Pasadena High School outside Houston, was charged with having an improper relationship with a student on Monday in Harris County court.
Teacher is on the left, with the glasses
From the NY Daily News: A Texas teacher in search of selfie respect accidentally exposed herself to criminal charges.
The high school teacher who doubles as a cheerleading coach was busted for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old on her cheerleading squad after students at the school were found circulating a nude selfie of her on their cell phones, prosecutors allege.
Ashley Zehnder, 24, who teaches biology at Pasadena High School outside Houston, was charged with having an improper relationship with a student on Monday in Harris County court, KHOU reported.
"She admitted to sending the nude photo to the student, knowing in fact that he was a student, and that they had sex," assistant district attorney Nick Socias told KHOU....
But the district found that Zehnder, an assistant cheerleading coach, was having a relationship after the boy admitted to it. She sent him the photo and the two had been having sex in her apartment since May, according to Click 2 Houston
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/texas-teacher-caught-teen-relationship-nude-selfie-circulates-school-article-1.1981394
I take as many selfies as an Amish farmer, so I am not going to get into any trouble, not that I would get into trouble anyways... except for that one night with the monkey and giraffe.
And since I am old, fat and balding, I don't have worry about sending naked pictures of myself.
But another female teacher gets busted because her supposed boyfriend student went out and bragged.

No Wonder They Are Broke

From the Kingman Daily Miner: Linda Bennett lives on a fixed income in a poor neighborhood and doesn't want to change her post office box from downtown Kingman to the main post office on Johnson Avenue.
With her service dog at her side, she spoke to the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Monday in support of a resolution opposing the U.S. Postal Service's decision to close the downtown Kingman post office effective Dec. 31.
The board passed the resolution 5-0.
"I heard it's political, not really the economics of it," Bennett said during the public comment period. "The main post office does not have enough boxes to cover us."
USPS announced earlier this month it would close the contract postal unit at 229 E. Andy Devine Ave. and is "committed to identifying a more affordable downtown location in an existing business."
However, the new contract is for retail services only and would not replace more than 800 post office boxes at the current location.
Bill Shilling, grant administrator for the city of Kingman, thinks the post office should be part of downtown revitalization efforts. It's been a community mainstay since 1935.
He said the downtown post office generates an average of $225,000 annual revenue for the U.S. Postal Service and is used by the County Assessor's Office,
Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Kingman Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Department of Transportation, along with many downtown businesses.
Supervisor Gary Watson said he read where the U.S. Postal Service started Sunday delivery service for Amazon, yet it wants to close a profitable operation in Kingman.
"Probably has to do with unions," he said.

http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=63412
So, you are going to close down a post office that is profitable when most of the rest of the USPS is not?
No wonder why they are going broke.

Lots Of Questions

From the Fox News:
The FBI says it is investigating the possibility that three American teenage girls were attempting to join the Islamic State in Syria when they were detained in Germany.
A law enforcement source told Fox News Tuesday that the girls are home in Colorado after they were tracked down in Frankfurt. The three girls are all under the age of 18 and are not expected to face charges. Two of the girls are of Somali descent and one is of Sudanese descent, according to the source....
VOA News reported Sunday that the girls had vanished from their homes last week and traveled from Colorado to Chicago, and then Frankfurt. The girls’ family members reported them missing to authorities in Denver, who then worked with authorities in Germany to track them down.  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/21/3-american-teens-detained-in-germany-after-reportedly-trying-to-join-militants/
Questions:
Where did the girls get the money?
How were the girls able to get on a plane without any guardians present, especially on an overseas flight?
How did they pay for the tickets and were they 1 way or round trip?
How did they get to Chicago?
How did they get past our vaunted security at the airports?
Who were their contact people?
There are a lot more questions but these are a good start.

GOP Must Be Feeling Pretty Cocky

From the LVRJ:
Republican Assemblyman Cresent Hardy is getting some high-powered, big money help in his uphill battle to defeat freshman U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford.
Crossroads GPS, a conservative group, said Tuesday it has bought $820,000 worth of TV time for ads to start airing Wednesday and run through Election Day on Nov. 4. A source familiar with the ad buy said it is aimed at Horsford, who represents the 4th Congressional District.
Paul Lindsay, communications director for Crossroads GPS, confirmed the group’s eleventh-hour spending plans for the campaign, which could be a game changer, but offered no details.
“We have placed a buy in the Las Vegas media market and have an important message to communicate,” Lindsay said.
In the GPS ad, Crossroads links Horsford to President Barack Obama, whose approval rating by Americans is at an all-time low, according to several recent polls.
“Horsford’s gone the extra mile for Barack Obama, voting with Obama nearly 90 percent of the time — to keep Obamacare (and) its billions in Medicare cuts, for Obama’s policies that cost jobs and hurt our economy,” the narrator of the 30-second TV spot says. “Steven Horsford has already gone Washington.”
In fact, Horsford is a longtime Obama loyalist, serving as co-chair of his presidential campaign in Nevada in 2008.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/elections/sensing-upset-conservative-group-ups-ante-against-Horsford
The conservative group must feel pretty strongly that this case may be winnable and are almost throwing a million dollars into the race instead of throwing the money into closer races around the country.
I hope the GOP isn't getting too confident with the elections only 2 weeks away.

That Religion Of Peace

From Fox News: Asia Bibi was harvesting berries in Pakistan five years ago when she took the drink of water that could cost her her life.
A Christian in the Muslim-dominated and increasingly intolerant nation, the mother of five was quickly assailed by the other women working the field in a tiny village in the Punjab province. First they said they would not drink from the same water bucket as a Christian. Later, they told police Bibi had insulted the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. The crime, blasphemy, is punishable by death.
Bibi, who denies insulting Mohammad and maintains her co-workers falsely accused her, was convicted in 2010. Last week, despite an international outcry, a court in Lahore upheld the verdict and affirmed the sentence that Bibi be hanged. The 50-year-old has 30 days to appeal to the nation's highest court.
“This is a grave injustice,” said David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s deputy Asia Pacific director. “Asia Bibi should never have been convicted in the first place – still less sentenced to death – and the fact that she could pay with her life for an argument is sickening.” ...
Christians make up less than 2 percent of Pakistan's 180 million population, and they have been persecuted at an alarming rate in recent years as the Taliban and other Islamist groups have become more powerful. Qanta Ahmed, a British-born Pakistani human rights activist and author of "In the Land of Invisible Women," said those accused of blasphemy are usually dealt with by mobs and not the justice system. 
"The vast majority of those being accused of blasphemy don't even make it to execution," Ahmed said. "They are usually lynched or murdered in custody."  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/21/pakistani-court-upholds-death-sentence-for-christian-woman-accused-insulting/
No word from CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and their terrorist friends.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Look Who Is Violating Liberals The Right To Vote

Yeah, those evil GOP are always looking to hinder the rights of minorities to vote.
Well, lookee here at who is violating the rights of Indians to vote.
From the Havre Daily News:
The Fort Belknap Indian Community missed their deadline to file a proposal to open a satellite election office in their area. Native Americans from those reservations won a legal settlement in June to open the offices and improve access to late registration and early voting.
According to the Associated Press, a dozen plaintiffs from both the Northern Cheyenne tribe and the Fort Belknap tribe argued that they were discriminated against because they had to drive long distances to the county courthouses in order to register late or vote early in elections.
The nearest election office to Fort Belknap is in Chinook, which is about 90 miles round-trip.
Donald Ranstrom, the Blaine County Attorney said the letter requesting a Fort Belknap voting location arrived four days after the deadline and county officials determined that opening an office despite this could counteract the settlement.
“The concern we had, and continue to have, is we spent a lot of time and a lot of energy and money and resources getting to where we got to with this agreement. We weren’t going to allow any argument to be made that ‘by modifying the terms, you’ve scrapped the agreement,’” Ranstrom said.  http://www.havredailynews.com/story/2014/10/20/local/fort-belknap-misses-election-deadline/501046.html
So, you have some Indians, for whatever reason, deciding not to abide by an agreement with a County government to allow easier access for their fellow Indians to vote.
So, it's not the GOP who hinder liberal voters... it's liberals who are hindering fellow liberals from voting.
Shocking.

Not Very Good Planning

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From the LVRJ:
Saturday night’s RiSE Lantern Festival was two hours of awe followed by nearly four hours of transportation woes at Jean Dry Lake.
According to the event’s plans, the last bus from the festival back to the casinos where attendees parked was supposed to depart the lake bed at 11 p.m.
The last bus left at about 2 a.m., according to event coordinators.
“We literally had our best, our A-team and top staff trying to alleviate the busing issue,” said Jeff Gehring, president and co-owner of RiSE.
The issue was transportation, which some of the event’s nearly 10,000 participants were vocal about the next morning.
“Who else was there with the other 10,000 angry people that was stranded in the middle of the desert, waiting for a shuttle?” one crowd member asked on Yelp. “That had to have been one of the worst managed events I have ever been to.”...
Wait times were a combination of poor planning, poor execution and anxious crowds, according to Dan Hill, who is one of three founders and five owners of RiSE.
Hill said that nearly 500 staff, about 150 of whom were paid and 350 were volunteers, were working to direct buses and crowds for RiSE’s first festival. That staff doesn’t include the 75-100 law enforcement workers Hill said were on hand....
Hill and Gehring, who took full ownership of the event’s transportation breakdown, said they were doing everything they could to comfort waiting crowds, from cutting open wool blankets that vendors were originally selling to handing out water bottles left over from caterers.
The original plan was to have everyone out in 30 to 45 minutes, according to Hill, who has planned and produced events for ten years.
“Despite months of planning with our bussing-logistics company AWG, we had an unacceptable breakdown in operations,” event organizers said in a written statement Sunday.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/lantern-festival-marred-hours-long-bus-woes
To move 10,000 people out of the desert, they would need a total of 166 bus  trips, if there are 60 people on a bus.  And if their goal was to empty the desert in 45 minutes, they would need to move a bus every 20 seconds or less and that isn't happening.  If they wanted it done in 30 minutes, they would need to move the buses every 12 seconds.
So, it looks like the organizers tried to do things on the cheap and on the stupid.