Posted by Christopher Johnson | Saturday, July 16th, 2016 | Presidential Election | 5 Comments
Recently, Hillary Clinton commented on her opponent in the upcoming election:
At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS “to go after his critics and opponents.”
“He says as commander in chief he would order our troops to commit war crimes and insisted they would follow his orders, even though that goes against decades of military training and the military code. He’s banished members of the press who have criticized him, is there any doubt he would do the same as president?” Clinton asked.
“Imagine if he had not just Twitter and cable news to go after his critics and opponents, but also the IRS, or for that matter our entire military,” Clinton said. “Given what we have seen and heard, do any of us think he’d be restrained?”
Given that she once made one of Missouri’s US senators pee her pants in stark terror, Lady Macbeth really might want to entertain the idea of looking in a mirror before she says things.
When the Clintons sat in judgment, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) got the seat closest to the fire. Bill and Hillary had gone all out for her when she ran for Senate in 2006, as had Obama. But McCaskill seemed to forget that favor when NBC’s Tim Russert asked her whether Bill had been a great president, during a Meet the Press debate against then-Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) in October 2006. “He’s been a great leader,” McCaskill said of Bill, “but I don’t want my daughter near him.”
McCaskill regretted her remark instantly; the anguish brought her “to the point of epic tears,” according to a friend. She knew the comment had sounded much more deliberate than a forgivable slip of the tongue. So did Hillary, who immediately canceled a planned fundraiser for McCaskill. A few days later, McCaskill called Bill Clinton to offer a tearful apology. He was gracious, which just made McCaskill feel worse. After winning the seat, she was terrified of running into Hillary Clinton in the Capitol. “I really don’t want to be in an elevator alone with her,” McCaskill confided to the friend.
But the trifecta of women leaders giving Obama their public nod was a devastating blow. Hate is too weak a word to describe the feelings that Hillary’s core loyalists still have for McCaskill, who seemed to deliver a fresh endorsement of Obama—and a caustic jab at Hillary—every day during the long primary season.
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Saturday, July 16th, 2016 | LGBT+54 | 32 Comments
Aside from anybody with a functioning brain:
An Idaho man who told police he identifies as a woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly taking photos of a woman in a Target fitting room, officials said.
Sean Patrick Smith, 43, was allegedly dressed in women’s clothing when he entered the fitting room in the women’s section of the store in Ammon on Monday, East Idaho News reported. Smith, also known as Shauna Patricia Smith, then began taking pictures of a woman in the changing stall next to him, police said.
Detectives found Smith on Tuesday and charged him with one felony count of voyeurism. He was booked into the Bonneville County Jail and was set to make a court appearance Wednesday.
Barack Obama’s legacy, ladies and gentlemen.
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Friday, July 15th, 2016 | Website Issues | 21 Comments
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Posted by Christopher Johnson | Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 | Narrow Minded Idiots | 15 Comments
Let’s say that you have this single, Episcopalian friend. And let’s also say that your friend REALLY enjoys sex. And it doesn’t much matter with who. Male, female, black, white, skinny, chubby, etc. He enjoys spanking, being spanked and other relatively reasonable variations of sexual expression. Mind you, he draws the line at little kids, the dead, your family dog or your Toyota Corolla.
Basically, your friend LOVES gittin’ sahm. He doesn’t force himself on anyone and while you don’t much care for his chosen lifestyle, you basically like the guy.
One day, you call him up and suggest a Cardinals or a Blues game. ‘Fraid not, he replies. He’d been sick a lot lately and he just got home from the hospital where his doctor ordered a series of tests.
Long story short? He’s got AIDS.
Which eventually kills him.
Your friend’s death was as far from pleasant as it is possible to be. But he’s your friend and when Christ said to visit the sick, He did not restrict His teaching to the virtuous sick. So you visited him every chance you got.
His mother, seeing her child out of this world, had to be change and wash his bed sheets several times a day so you help her out in any way that you can. He was in almost constant pain and, at the end, he looked like one of those flesh-covered skeletons we’ve all come to associate with deaths like his.
Even though you haven’t been an Episcopalian since Robbie got his pointy hat, you attend his memorial service anyway. It’s a typical Episcopal memorial service, nothing special about it, until the minister asks if anyone wants to say a few words.
Quite a few people do. Most of them give short ex tempore speeches about what a nice person he was and how nobody should die like he did. Then your friend’s younger brother walks to the lectern.
And you immediately get a little nervous.
Actually, you get a lot nervous. Your friend and his younger brother hadn’t spoken for almost ten years, ever since the younger brother left the Episcopalians for a traditionalist Christian church.
Your friend’s little brother takes out prepared notes and immediately launches into a 30-minute speech. What did you expect, he asked. His older brother had openly defied the laws of God which leads little bro’ right into Galatians 6:7.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Your friend had spent much of his life mocking God, says his little brother. Why should the death he died surprise anyone? Didn’t his older brother basically ask for it? Are not the judgments of the Lord true and righteous altogether?
Your friend’s little brother eventually sits down to shocked and angry silence and the service is hurriedly concluded. As you leave, you think to yourself that while you more-or-less agree with your friend’s brother, there are times when such sentiments really should be kept to oneself.
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | America Land of the Free | 27 Comments
Texas may have to get its
Gonzalez flag back out
while the Gadsden flag may yet become
way more than a protest symbol.
The federal government is losing credibility day by day. Hillary walks on blatant law and security violations. FBI, DOJ, IRS, and who knows what other agencies are thoroughly corrupt. Congress can’t find it’s collective way to the bathroom, and this court is amassing an impressive record of unimpressive decisions. They recently declined to take the Washington pharmacy case that is a blatant cost amendment violation.
In one of the few actual historical programs that it still runs, the History Channel recently ran a series on the fall of the Roman Empire. Entitled “Barbarians Rising,” it focused on various barbarian leaders who fought for the freedom of their peoples against Rome over the centuries.
However, it left out something vitally important.
Know what this is? It’s the Royal Badge of Wales. With the withdrawal of the Roman legions from Britannia by the Emperor Honorius in 410, Roman Britain was on its own.
If St. Gildas is to be believed, the remaining Romano-Britons, under the leadership of a Roman or a Romanized Briton named Aurelius Ambrosius (probably the historical “King Arthur”) held off the invading Saxons for a time.
But do you know what the Welsh word “Cymry” means?
It basically means the Welsh. The Cornish. And pretty much everybody in the British Isles who’s not Anglo-Saxon. Us as opposed to them.
Put simply, the western Roman Empire died because Romans throughout that half of the empire realized that Rome could no longer, or no longer wanted to, protect them.
So why not set up for yourself? Insofar as your “national” government is only interested in its own aggrandizement, why not look to your own affairs?
If your “courts” force your “constitution” to apply to you but excuse the favored from its provisions, you have no nation. So you’d better begin to think about other arrangements.
Because what is the point of pretending that you still believe that there is a “United States of America” when you no longer do?
Posted by Bill (not IB) | Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | Narrow Minded Idiots | 21 Comments
I cannot believe what I am reading.
“Kalyn Chapman James, the first African American to hold the Miss Alabama title, said on Sunday that she doesn’t want to ‘feel this way,’ but finds it hard to be sad for the Dallas police officers and ‘can’t help but feeling like the shooter was a martyr.'”
‘I don’t want to feel this way’ James states in the video. ‘I don’t feel sad for the officers who lost their lives … I know that’s not really my heart. I value human life. And I want to feel sad for them but I can’t help but feeling like the shooter was a martyr,’ she says in the video.”
This is the reality of race relations in the United States. It’s all too reminiscent of “Animal Farm”:
“Four legs good, two legs bad” as written by Orwell.
“Police bad, killing them good” as put into effect on the streets.
My suggestion is very simple. Close down the police departments.
Pull every officer and car off the streets; make investigation of crimes an offense in and of itself; eliminate law enforcement entirely. Let the activists and protesters deal with matters.
If what the “radicals” want is anarchy – give it to them. Let them try to live in a world based on their “we’re oppressed, and deserve better” meme.
Society will not abide the kind of anarchy and lawlessness that comes from suspending police activity for long. Businesses of all sorts will close (many after having been looted) and the availability of basic staples and services will rapidly dissapear.
Saying that “I don’t feel sad for the officers that lost their lives” makes it absolutely clear that “Black Lives Matter” is a myth. They cannot say that the life of one individual matters, while that of another does not. The police officers in Dallas who were *murdered* were attempting to protect EVERYONE – black, white, asian, latino… How DARE anyone decline to respect the efforts and sacrifice of the Dallas Police?
I’m tired of race apologetics. It is clear that there is a racial divide in the USA; what is all too often ignored is that it is two sided. Blacks are every bit as prejudiced, judgmental and bigoted as whites. Perhaps more so. What was the percentage of blacks who voted for Obama – 96% in 2008? Can they all swear on a Bible that it was his qualifications and not his race that they were voting for?
If the man who shot down more than a dozen Dallas police officers in cold blood is a “martyr” – God help us.
I have to say that I hope those who are attacking the police blindly *think* about what they are doing. If I were a Dallas Police Officer, I’d surely refuse to respond to any kind of incidents which were not clearly racially unbiased – and since that’s a very difficult definition, I’d simply decline to respond to pretty much anything. After all, if you’re going to be condemned and faulted for whatever you do, why bother doing anything?
I’d like very much to know who Kalyn James expects will protect her if *she* is assaulted, or if someone breaks into *her* home. It certainly can’t be the police… who she “doesn’t feel sad for”. And it’s not likely to be someone who is busy shooting police officers. Maybe she can call upon the GEICO Gecko…..
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | Seafood | 5 Comments
Anyone who has ever fished dreams of days like this. Particularly if you’re a kid:
Never mind that the angler weighed only 65 pounds and was 9 years old. She reeled in a nearly 95-pound cobia fish and set a Maryland record for the largest fish of that type caught in the state.
Emma Zajdel of Ocean City might also have broken a record for young anglers who catch big fish, according to wildlife experts.
And now for the pay-off.
Emma kept her fish and ate it. Her dad helped to feed 40 friends and relatives for an annual Fourth of July party.
Emma told wildlife experts, “It tasted very good.”
Forty friends and relatives. That must have been a BIG-ASS fish.
Great job, Emma!!
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | Politics | 12 Comments
Elderly, senile woman publicly humiliates herself:
Unless they have a book to sell, Supreme Court justices rarely give interviews. Even then, they diligently avoid political topics. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes a different approach.
These days, she is making no secret of what she thinks of a certain presidential candidate.
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she said. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
It reminded her of something her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, a prominent tax lawyer who died in 2010, would have said.
“‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’” Justice Ginsburg said, smiling ruefully.
Even some of Ginsburg’s friends can’t believe that anyone would be that stupid.
“I find it baffling actually that she says these things,” said Arthur Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh. “She must know that she shouldn’t be. However tempted she might be, she shouldn’t be doing it.”
Similarly, Howard Wolfson, a former top aide to Hillary Clinton and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Ginsburg shouldn’t have said it.
And that’s really a key reason justices don’t talk like Ginsburg did. Sometimes they have to hear cases involving political issues and people. Having offered their unprompted opinions about such things can lead to questions about prejudice and potential recusal from future cases.
As [Jeff] Greenfield notes, Ginsburg was a part of the court that decided who the president was when the 2000 election was thrown to the Supreme Court, so this isn’t uncharted territory. Had she said something similar about either Bush or Al Gore, would she have been able to hear the case?
Louis Virelli is a Stetson University law professor who just wrote a book on Supreme Court recusals, titled “Disqualifying the High Court.” He said that “public comments like the ones that Justice Ginsburg made could be seen as grounds for her to recuse herself from cases involving a future Trump administration. I don’t necessarily think she would be required to do that, and I certainly don’t believe that she would in every instance, but it could invite challenges to her impartiality based on her public comments.”
Hellman said Ginsburg’s comments could muddy the waters when it comes to decisions not just involving Trump but also his policies — something that could come up regularly should he win the presidency.
“It would cast doubt on her impartiality in those decisions,” Hellman said. “If she has expressed herself as opposing the election of Donald Trump, her vote to strike down a Trump policy would be under a cloud.”
And did I happen to mention that the loopy old broad is a eugenics fan?
Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Monday, July 11th, 2016 | Everyone a Victim | 9 Comments
Bloomberg reporterette Betsy Fischer Martin, who’s a real pretty little thing, was recently insulted and angered by United Airlines. But I guess it’s around that “time of the month” so there’s that.
Posted by Bill (not IB) | Sunday, July 10th, 2016 | Idiots Unlimited | 35 Comments
What is wrong with the mainstream media?
Have things gotten to the point where they can’t even make a cursory review of what they print?
Item from Fox News:
A Delta Airlines flight was diverted to Tulsa International Airport after as many as a dozen passengers said they got sick around the same time.
Delta Airlines flight 1817 was traveling to Denver from Atlanta on Saturday when it diverted to Tulsa at about 3 p.m.
Up to 12 pets complained or showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, Tulsa Fire Captain Stan May told KJRH.
Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Kelli Bruer said responders with the ambulance service treated nine passengers suffering similar symptoms, including nausea. Bruer says one passenger was taken to the hospital as “non-emergent.”
Bruer says another passenger was taken to a hospital for unrelated medical issues.
Did you note that minor, insignificant slip-up: “pets”?
There’s little I can really say. Whether this is a lack of oversight or a lack of basic knowledge can’t be discerned from this point of view; all that can be known for sure is it’s very unlikely that 12 pets complained about carbon monoxide poisoning.
Maybe their collars were too tight, or their carriers weren’t secured properly. Regardless, I would have liked to be there when they registered their complaints.
(I’ve saved screenshots in case this “goes down the memory hole”…)
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Sunday, July 10th, 2016 | Sports | 9 Comments
Your team BARELY makes the play-offs. You have to play an away game against a team that everybody everywhere figures is a stone-cold lock to win the whole shooting match and you have to play your game in the other guy’s stadium which is packed mostly with loud, enthusiastic fans who don’t much like you. Very early in the match, you lose your captain and best player to a knee injury, a player who is considered one of the best to have ever played the game.
Your team wins anyway.
Portugal 1, France 0.
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Saturday, July 9th, 2016 | Neat Stuff and Ideas | 15 Comments
You would probably have to work at my former profession for a very long time to understand why this idea is so cool but did you know that there were actually people who used to live in libraries?
For many book lovers, there is nothing more exciting than the idea of a home library. What most of the city’s book lovers don’t know is that until recently, there was an affordable way to fulfill the dream of a home library—at least for book lovers who also happened to be handy with tools.
In the early to mid twentieth century, the majority of [New York City]’s libraries had live-in superintendents. Like the superintendents who still live in many of the city’s residential buildings, these caretakers both worked and lived in the buildings for which they were responsible. This meant that for decades, behind the stacks, meals were cooked, baths and showers were taken, and bedtime stories were read. And yes, families living in the city’s libraries typically did have access to the stacks at night—an added bonus if they happened to need a new bedtime book after hours.
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Friday, July 8th, 2016 | Prayer Requests | 17 Comments
For the police officers and people of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, for obvious reasons.
And if you’ve got any to spare, send some up for the police and people of Ballwin, Missouri, a far-western St. Louis suburb, and for the rest of us around here. This morning, a Ballwin police officer was shot multiple times during a routine traffic stop. I don’t know any more than what’s at the link but if the following is accurate, this sounds like a deliberate hit:
The officer had stopped the car for speeding on northbound New Ballwin Road about 11 a.m., police said. As the officer went back to his car, the driver got out, “advanced quickly” and fired three shots at the officer, police said.
A semiautomatic handgun was recovered, according to St. Louis County Police, who are taking over the investigation.
The suspect, 32, had a weapons violation out of St. Louis, for which he was put on probation. he was given probation for a stolen vehicle charge in Oklahoma in 2011. He was picked up as a felon in possession of a firearm in California and paroled in March 2015. His name will be released once warrants are issued, police said.
Police had no information about motive.
Last I heard, the officer was in critical but stable condition.
Posted by Bill (not IB) | Friday, July 8th, 2016 | There IS Justice... | 29 Comments
UPDATE 2 – my friend is fine; extremely busy (all the DPD is just now) but he wasn’t on duty that night – although he’s spent almost all the time since on duty
He and I are very grateful for all the support from you folks. It means a LOT.
I mean really, really angry; seething; enraged; furious; – pick your synonym.
FW Ken posted a comment mentioning that there had been a horrific shooting in Dallas – at the time of his post, 10 police officers known to be shot, 3 dead. His post was a thoughtful news item, with a built-in prayer request.
Shortly thereafter, another commenter jumped on the topic and turned it into what I can only call a political vendetta. (Those comments are now where they belong; in a circular byte bucket on Neptune…)
I’ve got a very good friend on the Dallas PD; as of this writing, I don’t know if he is dead or alive. He’s a truly wonderful man – “salt of the earth” type – and he’s spent many years with the Dallas PD, which is a difficult and dangerous job.
Something that many, many politicians have done (Democrat, Republican, Independent, and even some humans) is to capitalize on tragedies. Mass shootings, bombings, or whatever, those with an agenda are often all too quick to make the news into what amounts to their own advertising campaign. From Hurricane Katrina to the Orlando shootings, you can find all sorts of groups and individuals trying to turn a nightmare into publicity for their “cause”.
This kind of behavior is wrong. My Mom and Dad taught me quite well what the difference between “right” and “wrong” is; I suspect that the parents of most readers did the same, giving a thorough grounding in morals to their children so that when we venture out into the world we know what is expected of us.
So, when I see written words that are “wrong” – and especially when there’s a personal connection – I cannot sit by and just “let it be”. And in this particular case, I go ballistic; nuclear; “non compos mentos”; I “seethe with the fires of righteous indignation”. Plus, I get angry.
If there are those who would accuse me of “censorship” – so be it. I trust my Mom and Dad; they didn’t spend all that time educating me about morality for nothing.
Therefore, to repeat my words from that comment thread:
HIJACKING A TRAGEDY FOR A POLITICAL CAUSE IS WRONG.
DON’T DO IT!!!
(Let it never be said that I’m unwilling to be held up to judgement. I have preserved, without any indications of authorship, the comments which are circling Neptune. They may be viewed at: TRASH)
Posted by Christopher Johnson | Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 | Presidential Election | 93 Comments
An interesting aspect of capa di tutt’i capi Hillary Clinton getting away with something that would have gotten anyone else a substantial jail term is that many on the left recognize this whole situation for the travesty of justice that it clearly is. Leftist celebs, most of them Bernie Sanders supporters, are outraged. But even Clinton supporter Chuck Hobbs can see the forest for the trees:
As I sat in my law office watching CNN’s coverage of FBI Director James Comey’s statement, where he outlined his department’s much-awaited decision regarding the Hillary Clinton email scandal and all but concluded that Clinton had broken the law but would not be indicted, his words merely confirmed what I have always known as a former prosecutor and a current criminal defense attorney: Our nation maintains a separate and unequal criminal justice system that is stratified according to wealth and power.
Now, in full disclosure, before you think that this is a Clinton-bashing article, I endorsed Clinton for president last month after it was clear that my preferred candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), had been defeated in the Democratic primary. As such, my analysis of this issue has less to a with my personal politics and more to do with concerns I share with millions of Americans that the justice system is entirely corrupt.
MSNBC’S Mika Brzezinski was stunned.
Brzezinski then stated, “So, flash forward to eight day days ago when President Bill Clinton had a private meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a tarmac in Phoenix. He made a point of getting on her plane to talk to her. Lynch says they discussed personal issues like golf and grandkids, unrelated to the investigation of Secretary Clinton, only it was followed up, days later, in the New York Times, which reported that the Clintons appeared to dangle a job in front of the attorney general.”
Brzezinski stated, “for like five days, you’ve got the meeting with Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch. You have the New York Times article dangling the job. You have the secret meeting with the FBI, tucked away on a July 4th meeting, on a Saturday morning. It just happened to be on a Saturday morning July Fourth weekend. It just happened to be. And then, as the news breaks that there’s no charges. There’s no charges, but the president is live, at 5:00 pm, in North Carolina, with Hillary Clinton flying down on Air Force One, to step on the news cycle. Are you kidding me? I’m sorry. Are we this stupid?”
Even though Obama’s consigliere Loretta Lynch will undoubtedly follow FBI director James Comey’s recommendation, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein thinks that the Godmother should be prosecuted anyway.
Likely Green Party nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday ridiculed Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, saying in a written statement that “all the elements necessary to prove a felony violation were found by the FBI investigation.”
The investigation concluded Tuesday with an announcement from Director James Comey, who described Clinton’s handling of classified information while the nation’s top diplomat as “extremely careless” but recommended no charges against her.
“His statement undermined the defenses Clinton put forward, stating the FBI found 110 emails on Clinton’s server that were classified at the time they were sent or received; eight contained information classified at the highest level, ‘top secret,’ at the time they were sent,” Stein’s statement noted. “That stands in direct contradiction to Clinton’s repeated insistence she never sent or received any classified emails.”
Any backers of the capa di tutt’i capi had better understand something. Unless Donald Trump does something
(drives drunk and kills someone, say), this controversy’s not going away.
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