Monday, January 23, 2017
Netherlands PM says those who don't respect customs should leave
Bit by bit, the reality of "multiculturalism" as a damn disaster is sinking in, and slowly common sense is breaking out among the people and the politicians. It's taken way too long, but better late than never. We have to see how the next couple of years go. --Del
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Chicago Loses Another Gun Case. by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
Excerpt: The city of Chicago has lost another Second Amendment case, this time over its attempt to make it virtually impossible for private gun ranges to operate in the city. This is just the latest lawsuit stemming from Chicago’s recalcitrance in complying with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago. The McDonald decision threw out the city’s virtual ban on firearms. Chicago responded with a series of city ordinances so restrictive, it was clear they were intended to make it as difficult as possible to purchase, own, or carry a gun. Virtually all of those ordinances have been challenged in court.
The organizer of the Women's March on Washington: Popping Linda Sarsour's Balloon. By Daniel Pipes
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:56 PM
Watch woman kicked off plane for berating Trump supporter
Excerpt: She had one question for him: “Did you come here to cheer or to protest?” “I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am,” Kotesky recalls saying. Much of the dialogue is caught on video, but here’s the way Kotesky recalls the chain of events. Her: “You put a crazed man in charge of the nuclear codes! You should be ashamed!” Kotesky: “Well we’re all entitled to our opinions here ma’am.” Her: “And I’m entitled to get drunk and puke in your lap! I’m going to throw up right in your lap! You make me sick! Don’t talk to me! Don’t look at me! Don’t you dare even put your arm on that rest. You disgust me! You should be ashamed of yourself! You put a maniac’s finger on the button. You are a bigot. You should get off this plane!” Kotesky: “Ma’am, by definition, bigotry is disparaging someone prior to knowing them simply by their beliefs and opinions. Thank you for being the very thing you preach against. (The videos have been removed from all sources. Perhaps Mr. Kotesky needs a security detail. I wonder if, following Mr. Lincoln's election in 1860, which was surely more divisive than Mr. Trump's, were incidents of verbal or physical abuse by Democrats ever reported? The hysteria of leftists that are widely reported even in the mainstream press is truly remarkable and saddening. Yours truly. Larry Greenberg)
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:55 PM
I'm Old Enough To Remember When Making Fun of Our President's Innocent Kid Would Ruin Your Life. By Benny Johnson
I have to say this is truly sad and disgusting. Throw all the mud at Trump and his staff you want to, feel free, that's OK even if overdone in spots. That's legitimate freedom of speech stuff and he deserves a chunk of it anyhow. But a 10 year old son? Scurrilous accusations about his grown daughter and her kids? This is so far over the line that it's out past Pluto someplace. And nobody in the major media has said diddly about it. Shame on those who have done this, shame on all that think it's OK, shame on all that stay silent about it. If a woman lost her job because of mildly criticizing how Obama's daughters dressed for an official occasion, where on that scale do the attacks on his young son fall? Very, very far out, enough that every responsible journalist should have instantly rejected with scorn and disgust such inputs. And the names of the people who said such things should be known to everyone, and their careers blighted. But that hasn't happened, because..... why? Because Obama's kids were his and special and above the least comment on anything, and Trump's family are there for open season by anyone and everyone? This is a double standard too sickening to contemplate. --Del
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An open letter to the Wisconsin Supreme Court from a John Doe victim
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Women’s March: “I love Islam” “I will not stand 4 misogyny”
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Saudi migrant 'murdered Catholic pensioner for beliefs then left Arabic messages in home'
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Migrant launches sex assault on teen in train station and only stops when hero hears cries
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Muslim schoolgirl, 16, who slit a policewoman's throat because she was 'frustrated' she could not join ISIS in Syria is convicted of supporting terrorism in Germany
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Sunday, January 22, 2017
So Much for Tolerance: Photos of the Violent Protests of Trump’s Inauguration
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Posted by TartanMarine at 5:20 PM
Made biscuits today. Changed the recipe a little. Bonnie says the best yet.
Bob’s Oatmeal Biscuits
1 cup rolled quick oats
4 cups flour
2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup Splenda
1 cup melted light butter (or Canola oil)
1.5 cups skim milk
1 cup egg beaters or four eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar (or grated parmesan cheese) (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large bowl, sift, then whisk together the flour, baking powder, and Splenda. Add the oats, cheese and oil and mix. Gradually stir in milk and eggs until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Turn out onto a floured surface, sprinkle with flour if too sticky (very likely) and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick
Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used.
Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 18-20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges brown.
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Time To Amend The President’s Pardon And Clemency Powers - Derek Hunter
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Message from SecDef Mattis to the troops: “It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense,” he began. Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an
committed to the common good; an America
that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that
remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind. Every action we take will be
designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future.
Recognizing that no nation is secure without friends, we will work with the
State Department to strengthen our alliances. Further, we are devoted to
gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense, thereby earning
the trust of Congress and the American people. I am confident you will do your
part. I pledge to you I’ll do my best as your secretary.”
Posted by TartanMarine at 3:02 PM
Pastor Matt at our church used this portion of
Address in a sermon. Well worth thinking about: " The unity of government which
constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is
a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your
tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of
that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that,
from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken,
many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth;
as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of
internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though
often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you
should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your
collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial,
habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and
speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity;
watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever
may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and
indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any
portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now
link together the various parts. For this you have every inducement of sympathy
and interest. Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country
has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs
to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of
patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With
slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and
political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together;
the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and
joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings, and successes."
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:34 PM
Definitive CNN Gigapixel Image of Crowd During Trump Inauguration Speech Confirms Sean Spicer Correct…
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:29 PM
Before Leaving White House Obama Bombs CIA-Vetted Syrian Rebels Embedded with Al-Qaeda
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Obama rushed to release Guantanamo jihadists in final days in office
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Obama allies working to undermine Trump’s national security team
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Saturday, January 21, 2017
Sanctuary Cities/States have a cost: $1.9B accounting 'error' adds to California deficit projection
Excerpt: Gov. Jerry Brown's administration miscalculated costs for the state Medi-Cal program by $1.9 billion last year, an oversight that contributed to Brown's projection of a deficit in the upcoming budget, officials acknowledged this week.
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:32 PM
Obama Shows His True Colors as He Leaves Office. by Charles Krauthammer
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:48 AM
Friday, January 20, 2017
Remember back during the Bush administration how concerned Democrats were with the National Debt? In fact a guy named Obama said, "The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents - #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic." During Obama's eight years, $9 trillion was added to the debt, with hardly a peep from Democrats. Want to bet that starting now, Democrats will be concerned with the National Debt again?
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:44 PM
The Senate voted 98-1 to confirm retired General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, filling the first vacancy in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.
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Why Cambodia has cosied up to China. And why it worries Cambodia’s neighbours
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:40 PM
America Under Siege: Civil War 2017
Wow, what a great expose of the network of extremist groups, starting with the DisruptJ20 bunch who wanted to block the inauguration, but goes on from there. Very, very educational. --Del
Wow, what a great expose of the network of extremist groups, starting with the DisruptJ20 bunch who wanted to block the inauguration, but goes on from there. Very, very educational. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:27 PM
Top 10 Ways Obama Violated The Constitution During His Presidency. The Obama administration has been the most lawless in U.S. history.
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:24 PM
Driving people to Trump: Inauguration protests turn violent, car torched
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:18 PM
The Obama era is over. Here's how the military rates his legacy. President Barack Obama will step down after eight years as commander in chief with one of the most influential tenures leading the U.S. military, but not necessarily the political support of service members.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:27 AM
Buffalo, New York: Muslim nurse says “My life calling is to take down these Jews”
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:25 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Schools Are Dropping The Holocaust From History Lessons To Avoid Offending Muslims
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:22 PM
Reporters flocked to a campus controversy but missed its surprising conclusion
Excerpt: But in the end, it is primarily the story of one student who challenged prevailing views at one of the nation’s most liberal universities and of a group of student journalists who, after a shaky start, got their mojo back and saved their paper and its independence. The paper responded to critics by creating a news section devoted to minority voices, while also asserting its First Amendment rights and pursuing financial independence to defend itself against future attacks. In contrast to other schools shaken by similar controversies at the same time, clear winners have emerged—some rather surprising for a school with Wesleyan’s reputation as a bastion of hyper-liberalism.
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:09 PM
Islamic State burns mother and 4 children in Hawija
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Brandeis Hires Anti-Semitic Islamist With Al-Qaeda Links
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:10 AM
How to Prevent Another President Obama
Excerpt: President Obama isn’t leaving office quietly—he’s doing everything he can to make sure his liberal policies get implemented before Trump takes the reins of power.
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:50 AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Man suffers burns after trying to set himself on fire outside Trump Hotel
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:32 PM
The Myth of the Stagnating Middle Class
Excerpt: The American middle class is disappearing. We hear it from everybody. Senator Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) focused throughout his campaign on what he termed the “disappearing middle class” — disappearing, Sanders said, thanks to income inequality. Sanders explained, “If you have seen a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the top one-tenth of 1 percent, you know what, we’ve got to transfer that back if we’re going to have a vibrant middle class.” From the other side, Donald Trump has echoed the same message: “The American worker is being crushed. . . . The great American middle class is disappearing.” ... In actuality, the American middle class has been doing just fine. In 1967, 33.7 percent of all American households earned between $50,000 and $100,000; by 2014, that number (in constant 2014 dollars) had fallen to 28.5 percent of American households. That means the death of the middle class, right? Wrong. It turns out that everybody just got wealthier. In 1967, the households earning an annual income of $50,000 or less constituted 58.2 percent of all Americans; as of the end of 2014, just 46.8 percent fell into this group. And while only 8.1 percent of American households earned more than $100,000 a year in 1967, today, 24.7 percent do. That’s not a collapsing middle class. That’s a growing upper middle class. By the same token, in 1971, 61 percent of American households fell into the middle-class income tier; just 50 percent did in 2015. Where did those 11 percent go? They nearly all went to the upper-middle or highest income bracket: Just 14 percent of Americans households were in that category in 1971, but 21 percent were in that category as of 2015. And as Edward Conard points out, three of the four percentage points moving downward come from Hispanic immigrants, meaning that the rest of America saw a massive increase in wealth.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:08 PM
CNN: Fort Lauderdale shooter says he carried out attack for ISIS, FBI claims
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:22 PM
GAO Marshalls Its Data to Warn Leaders of Fiscal Crisis
Excerpt: Set apart with an atypically colorful cover designed around a compass, the first-ever annual report on fiscal health from the Government Accountability Office warns the incoming president and congressional leaders that federal finances remain on an “unsustainable long-term fiscal path.” The 47-page compilation done in cooperation with the Congressional Budget Office combines the latest alarming macro-numbers with calls for action by Congress as well as specific remedies that can be undertaken by agency managers. (In a way, it's not really news that no one in DC has been truly fiscally careful for a very long time, there's plenty enough blame to go around for everyone. But the bottom line is that the envelope has been pushed too hard, too long, and we are in fact heading towards a cliff of sorts. It's time to slow the car down and start turning the wheel away from the cliff. Whether that will happen under this Administration is an open question. If not now, then in 2020 we really better get some people in office who will start making the serious and perhaps difficult decisions. Del. I warned about this years ago in "The Coming Collapse of the American Republic." Robert A. Hall
All royalties go to a charity to help wounded veterans.
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:11 PM
Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence in final hours
Excerpt: Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez questioned what message Obama was sending to future whistleblowers. "What happened here is that literally hundreds of thousands of documents were released. It put national security at risk. It put individual operatives at risk. It put our national interest at risk," he said. "At a time when we are seriously questioning what Russia did, as it relates to our recent elections and the role of Wikileaks, I'm not sure what kind of message we send here. I'm really surprised that the president took this action, and I have concerns what message we send about ultimately revealing sensitive national security documents." Menendez sits on the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:06 PM
Obama Commutes Sentence of Chelsea (Bradley) Manning
Excerpt: President Obama’s decision to commute the sentence of an individual who leaked confidential information to Wikileaks is in direct conflict with Democratic rhetoric lambasting Wikileaks for publishing illegally obtained emails from the DNC and Hillary adviser, John Podesta. Wikileaks is only evil when it’s politically expedient. At least if you’re a Democrat.
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:03 PM
Pardon Parade: Anti-American Spies and Terrorists
For eight years, Obama has taken the side of thugs, traitors and terrorists. A big reason the country got Trump. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:01 PM
Code Pink to Hold Anti-Trump, Anti-Military Protest at Vietnam Wall on Thursday
Please, if any of you can forward this to Run For The Wall or Rolling Thunder, do so, ASAP. I do not have time to get there myself, this time. --Del
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking Army documents
Another revolting move by Obama. Manning should be shot. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:17 PM