"Due to the latest shiny object attack on Mike Pence of Indiana over signing the state's Freedom of Religion Restoration Act, one I might mention, exists in many other states, I felt the urge to send a message to you.
I'm sending this letter only to you activists, and not to the millions of homosexuals who lead rather mundane and normal lives. They go to work and school, live quietly, and sometimes even chastely - which is a subject for another letter.
Let's start off with the concept of tolerance. Growing up, we had a family friend who was most certainly gay. I dislike the word "gay", but in the interest of kindness, since you really like that label, I'll consent to use the term for this letter. This family friend was a lovely gentleman who we had over for dinner several times a year. He lived with his aging mother, and was a collector of antiques about which he was quite knowledgeable. Naturally, it was whispered that he might be gay. It was only whispers, because no one knew for sure. Our family friend did not demand tolerance, nor did we feel any necessity of attaching that sentiment to him....."
BOSTON – The FBI has positively identified the two robbers who in 1990
committed the largest art heist in history, stealing over $500 million
worth of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
The pair gained admission to the lightly guarded museum after midnight on March 18, 1990 by posing as uniformed Boston police officers. Their haul included one of the 36 known paintings by 17th century
Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. In addition, three Rembrandts and 13 other pieces were stolen.
One of the identified thiefs was a local ex-con who was free only because his lawyer, now
Secretary of State John Kerry, was able to get his first-degree murder
conviction overturned in 1982. The works of art have never been recovered.
The museum is offering a $5 million
reward for the return of the paintings and other assorted items. The
Vermeer painting, The Concert, may be the most valuable missing
artwork in the world. Its current estimated value is $250 million.
Among the stolen Rembrandts is a tiny self-portrait and The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, the Dutch master’s only seascape.
Reissfelder, was a career criminal who was convicted of
murdering a guard during a robbery in South Boston in 1966. Kerry and Law partner Roanne
Sragow were appointed by the court to handle Reissfelder’s
appeal as Kerry began running for lieutenant governor in 1982. Despite
what had become overwhelming evidence of Reissfelder’s innocence, many
in the criminal-justice system were reluctant to hand the showboating
swift boat veteran a high-profile legal victory in the midst of his
campaign. Even then, Kerry was widely disliked by many in state politics for
his shameless self-promotion, preening and thin skin. For his love of
television appearances, he was known as “Liveshot.” Read The Whole Story Here
Over half of the funding for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate came from taxpayer dollars, half of that from Defense budget.
ACC It was supposed to be all private money but alas even in death Teddy Kennedy has found a way to take from the American taxpayer. That the money is going to his own self aggrandizement would have pleased him. That the money came from “defense” would have pleased him even more. The New York Times writes:
"Here’s an unstated lesson: It pays to have friends running the Appropriations Committee. More than $18 million of the $38 million in public funds for the center was funneled through the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, a powerful panel once run by other Senate powerhouses who have died in recent years:Senators Daniel K. Inouye, Democrat of Hawaii, and Ted Stevens, Republican of Alaska..."
But one would think people would be lining up to throw cash at the project given how great Kennedy was. Couldn’t the Kennedy clan pony up the dough? Or maybe just house the memorial in the basement of the Hyannis Port estate?
But why have the family or friends of the Kennedys pay for Teddy’s monument when one can get the taxpayers to do it?
and this from Newsmax:
"President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. Elizabeth Warren will all gather to praise the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Much will be said about Kennedy’s 46-year record in the U.S. Senate, nothing about various scandals that ranged from Chappaquiddick to his attempts to have the Soviets intervene in the 1984 presidential election against Ronald Reagan.
Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr points out that the Insititute “was supposed to be paid for exclusively with private donations.” But it should come as no surprise that the gorgeous 40,000-square-foot building that will house Kennedy’s papers and memorabilia as well as a recreation of his personal office and the Senate chamber was financed with a generous $38 million congressional earmark. The state of Massachusetts chipped in with another $5 million for education “infrastructure.”- Read More
Unidentified Kennedy Family Member Arrives at Opening of
MFNS - Secretary of State John F. Kerry (he fought in Vietnam you know) has called out 'Middle Finger News Service' as a pitiful Unamerican / Uncosmopolitan “satire” outlet and threatened humanitarian annihilation, if we do not shape up.
Below is a transcript of his remarks at the "Societe De Douchebag Internationale" convention yesterday, and I promise you, sh*t getting real.....
"The illegitimate 'Middle Finger News' editorial regime and its vicious hack collaborators, for too long, have defied the wrath of the International Community. These despicable hooligans truly are “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry Military-Industrial Complex,” and its about time they started to show accountably for their venomous use of free speech and abuse of the people's Internet.
Their crimes against breadsticks are simply intolerable. It is over 72 hours since either a news post or even a meager, petty, individual comment on MFNS has mentioned the Olive Garden fiasco. How much longer does Our Common Humanity have to wait?"
"I know not with what weapons President Assad has fought with, because we haven't had a chance to think about this one yet. But what I do know is that our war of eternally compassionate and brutally sympathetic attrition with the bitter, hard-boiled Middle Finger News dogmatists and ideological fanatics will be fought with… um, Syrian cooking pots.”
"You know who said that? Yes, that’s right.
No, not Assad, he’s kind of our second-best frenemy right now. I mean, it's getting to the point where he needs us more than we need him. Unacceptable. But kinda acceptable too. Or is it?
No, not that Indian guy. No, not Einstein either. Someone a bit closer to home. A great man of peace. I Thought it was pretty obvious who is the Great Emancipator and Man of Eternal Pacific Justice in our time.
Anyway… I've told you what's what, and who our enemies are for the time being…Until we decide (or at least do not decide) otherwise, in light of the purely value free and objective given constraints and opportunities.
You know, I really hate these guys. Just ‘cos. Well, that's enough, right? Well, maybe.
Still, the other side of this dilemma, which is equally important, and of equal strategic importance to us all, is that Middle Finger News Service is an eternally radiant beacon of Voltairean irony and satire, carrying the eternal flame of Paine and Jefferson across all the boundless, blooming spaces of the information superhighway…...the sole and sufficient hope in which all meager, starved, and sore thirst seekers of satire may put their trust; and ever abide in the tender bowels of humor, the greatest gift among gods and people.
No, shut up!
No, don’t worry, that was technically a malapropism, not a flip-flop as such. Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it. Nope! Sorry! You're not having that one. No woolly compromises.
This time. No, no, no! This time, it's gotta be one or the other."
MFNS - On this weekends Sunday TV political gabfest, Susan Rice will once again take to the airwaves to defend the Obama administrations decision to release the Gitmo 5 and prove the success of the swap of army deserter Bowe Bergdahl for the five terrorist held at Guantanamo Bay. Fear arose by some that the notorious terrorist would rejoin jihad and continue to make trouble.
But Rice is set show the 5 men, with a generous grant from the US State Department (a forerunner of their Jobs For Jihadist program idea)are a shining example of the success of the Obama State Dept and their compassionate foreignpolicy toward Muslims.
Rice says the 5 have given up their jihadists ways and adopted full tilt American style entrepreneur capitalism.
MFNS has acquired an advance copy of her talking points and a sponsorship graphic taken from one of the Middle East television's most popular shows, 'Late Night with Mahmoud'.
The White House has express hope the 5 would come one day to this country at conduct seminars on successful entrepreneurshipin depressed areas, like Detroit and D.C.
UPI- The first lady's visit to Cambodia was part of the the White House's
"Let Girls Learn" initiative but her cause rang hollow to Cambodia's
outspoken prime minister. Michelle Obama's tour of Asia to promote girls' education was marked by blunt criticism from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who said the first lady was "playing around" and using hopeful rhetoric about making improvements but not guaranteeing aid.
The Phnom Penh Post reported that Hun Sen told U.S. embassypersonnel Wednesday that Obama's
Saturday visit with 10 schoolgirls in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap,
part of the White House's "Let Girls Learn" initiative, was good but not
enough. He said the U.S. government should promise scholarships – if it
sincerely seeks improvements to education reform in Cambodia. "Her mission is very good, but I suggest the United States should
help completely and not play like this," the Cambodian prime minister
said. Obama's visit has led to a request from his education minister on
Tuesday for state university scholarships for the 10 students who met
with Obama on Saturday. "What if she chose 300 students? It would be death. I don't have that money to give....."
MFNS Correspondent Earl of Taint covertly tagged along on the trip and captured these photos of Mooch's exotic Cambodian travels your 2014 tax bill helped to foot......
Moochelle visits the amazing temple at Angkor Wat. FLOTUS is on the far left.
Asking directions to rest rooms and snack bar, monks broke their vow of silence with their screaming.
A Retrospective Defense of U.S. Army Deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
by Robert Janicki On Wednesday, the United States Army charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with
'desertion of duty and misbehaving before the enemy', while on duty and
serving in Afghanistan in 2009. Most people understand the concept of
desertion, which implies voluntarily leaving an assigned military area
without permission or privilege. Since the trade of the five Taliban
military commanders in 2014 for Sgt. Bergdahl, a rising chorus has
arisen to indicate that Bergdahl voluntarily left his assigned post in
Afghanistan because of his disgust and disdain for America, not a charge
to be lightly made, which thus characterized Bergdahl as being at the
very least a deserter.
Watch the video of Susan
Rice as National Security Adviser to President Obama going on the Sunday
TV News talk show circuit when the Obama administration traded five
Taliban terrorists for the return of Sgt. Bergdahl back in 2014. Pay
special attention to Rice's comments describing Sgt. Bergdahl as having
"served with honor and distinction" while in the Afghanistan theater of
operations. At the time this deal was made, there were comments already
being made by those who served with Sgt. Bergdahl accusing him of being
no less than a deserter and a traitor.
Now flash forward to the Army announcement on Wednesday charging Sgt.
Bergdahl with at least two crimes under the Uniform Code of Military
Justice. Watch the video of the Army news release.
It is now becoming obvious that the trade to return Sgt.
Bergdahl was principally made on a political basis. It appears to
knowledgable observers that President Obama used the trade opportunity
to reduce the Guantanamo Detention Center population by five inmates in a
continuing move to reduce the population to the point of being able to
close Guantanamo Detention Center through shear attrition of inmates.
the Obama administration made the specific decision to use the release
of Sgt. Bergdahl as a photo opportunity with Bergdahl's parents in the
Rose Garden of the White House. It would appear that the Obama
administration believed that they could get a 'two fer' with this photo
op. The Obama administration wanted to be cast in the role of patriotic
savior of Sgt. Bergdahl using the tag line of "no soldier left behind",
while being able to point to their political supporters that the
administration was working to close the Guantanamo Detention Center,
which Obama promised to do in the first month of his administration in
The Obama administration had to
know at the time of the prisoner trade that the circumstances of Sgt.
Bergdahl's leaving his post was most probably desertion, since so many
soldiers who had served with Sgt. Bergdahl, had already spoken up about
the facts of Sgt. Bergdahl leaving his post, which clearly implicated
him as a deserter and by extension, a traitor.
is amazing is the arrogance and hubris of the Obama administration in
believing that they could actually get away with using Sgt. Bergdahl as a
political pawn and the photo op with Bergdahl's parents as an
opportunity to enhance the president's political popularity rating in
In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.
But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.
The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu's March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran's nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.
Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel's sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.
The revelation marks a first in which the US published in a document a description of how Israel attained hydrogen bombs. The report also notes research laboratories in Israel "are equivalent to our Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories," the key labs in developing America's nuclear arsenal.
Israel's nuclear infrastructure is "an almost exact parallel of the capability currently existing at our National Laboratories," it adds.
Aside from nuclear capabilities, the report revealed Israel at the time had "a totally integrated effort in systems development throughout the nation," with electronic combat all in one "integrated system, not separated systems for the Army, Navy and Air Force." It even acknowledged that in some cases, Israeli military technology "is more advanced than in the U.S."
Declassifying the report comes at a sensitive timing as noted above, and given that the process to have it published was started three years ago, that timing is seen as having been the choice of the American government.
"We are led by men and women educated to believe in the irresistible authority of their own words. When they encounter others who use words solely to deflect and defraud, or, worse, when their opposite numbers ignore words completely and revel in ferocious violence, our best and brightest go into an intellectual stall and keep repeating the same empty phrases (in increasingly tortured tones):
“Violence never solves anything.” “There’s no military solution.” “War is never the answer.” “Only a negotiated solution can resolve this crisis.” “It isn’t about religion.”
Or the latest and lamest: “We need to have strategic patience,” and “Terrorists need jobs.”
Every one of those statements is, demonstrably, nonsense most — or all — of the time. But the end result of very expensive educations is a Manchurian Candidate effect that kicks in whenever the core convictions of the old regime are questioned. So we find ourselves with leaders who would rather defend platitudes than defend their country.
Once-great universities have turned into political indoctrination centers worthy of the high Stalinist Era or the age of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Their aims may be more benign, but their unwillingness to consider alternative worldviews is every bit as rigid. Students in the social sciences at Harvard or Yale today are cadets being groomed to serve a soft-Socialist form of government conceived not in the streets, but in the very same classrooms. It’s a self-licking ice-cream cone. And graduates leave campus brilliantly prepared for everything except reality."- Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters, US Army Retired
Statue of James Burton on Elvis Presley Ave. - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
James Burton is not a household name outside the music industry. But to people who know music, he is a living legend. In 1954, a 15 year old Burton first met another young man, from Tupelo Mississippi, who came here to hone his music and would soon become a legend in his own right. Their paths in life would again cross one day.
Burton's first venture into a recording studio in 1957 produced the timeless rock classic "Suzie Q." written by Burton and another local music legend, Dale Hawkins. As a young man of 19, Burton can be seen playing behind teen idol Ricky Nelson in what is the forerunner of modern music videos at the end of some of the old classic Ossie and Harriett TV shows from the 1950's &60's Burton's sound and talent made him a much sought after studio musician who's licks can be heard on a some of the great music of the 50s, 60's and 70's. As Burton's reputation as a guitarist spread, his work took him into the studio with the likes of Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and The Everley Brothers. Later Burton was to record and tour with Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Judy Collins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joni Mitchell and Buffalo Springfield, to name a few. In 1967 Burton turned down an offer to join Bob Dylan's first Electric Touring Band. But the legendary accomplishments of James Burton reaches much further into rock history then just the life described above. In the early years of electric amplification, guitars used thick, tautly strung "Jazz Strings" that gave a mellow yet strong sound. But in a musicians never ending search for a unique sound, Burton hit on the one thing that changed the sound of the guitar and lay the road for the guitar gods of modern Rock and Roll. Burton replaced the bottom three string of his fender guitar with much thinner and more flexible Banjo strings, allowing string bending and vibrato much like a violin. The result was the guitar sound of the early Rock and Roll as we know it today, and led to the later guitar techniques of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix and beyond. Then in 1968, that young man from Tupelo James met 22 years earlier called and ask him to join in his comeback. Burton agreed and remained his good friend, confidant and only guitar player till their death in 1977. At Burton's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards give Burton the highest compliment he could give a fellow guitar player by ending his introduction by saying, "I never brought a Ricky Nelson Record, I bought a James Burton record." In 2007 Burton was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, and in 2009 inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Burton is also named one of "Five Living Legends of Shreveport." And to solidify the Legend, Burton is listed #19 on Rolling Stone Magazines' 100 Greatest Guitarist of all Time. James Burton never forgot where he came from, and in 1990 returned to his hometown of Shreveport permanently. He bought the old mansion of filmmaker Charles B. Perice on the shore of Cross Lake and to this day remains active with the James Burton Foundation and the James Burton International Guitar Festival which each year brings famed musicians from all over the world to our little corner. Not many people I know can say their neighbor is a legend. I'm proud to say James and Louise Burton are friends and neighbors. James Burton is a soft spoken man and every bit the gentleman, full of gratefulness for the talent he was given and the life he has been so fortunate to lead. In August he will reach his 75 year. At a recent Burton New Years Eve Party he led a group down into the massive garage of the Burton home to show a newly purchased boat. On one side of the garage sits a immaculately polished burgundy 1976 Cadillac Coup, looking as if it just rolled off the showroom floor. It has 26 miles on it. When ask why he never takes it out and drives it, he turned slowly in the direction of the car and paused, then said in a soft melancholy voice "Elvis gave me that car".
John McLaughlin, the Republican strategist hired by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his successful reelection campaign, warned Sunday that US President Barack Obama went further than has been reported in meddling with Israel's democracy.
McLaughlin spoke on the New York AM 970 channel's "The Cats Roundtable" radio show, which was cited by The Hill, in an interview roughly a week after the Senate launched a probe investigating Obama's involvement in potentially funding the leftist V15 campaign meant to oust Netanyahu.
"What was not well reported in the American media is that President Obama and his allies were playing in the election to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu," McLaughlin explained.
He elaborated, noting "there was money moving that included taxpayer US dollars, through non-profit organizations. And there were various liberal groups in the United States that were raising millions to fund a campaign called V15 against Prime Minister Netanyahu."
The V15 campaign, whose name is shorthand for "Victory 2015," was said to be a subsidiary of the OneVoice Movement, which reportedly received $350,000 in State Department grants from Obama. Officials have claimed the money stopped last November before Knesset elections.
Further, V15 was led by former Obama staffers, with McLaughlin noting that former Obama political operative Jeremy Bird guided the effort against Netanyahu.
After Netanyahu handily defeated Labor by a margin of 30 to 24, V15 co-founder Nimrod Dweck claimed in an interview on MSNBC that "not a single cent" of US taxpayer money had gone to their campaign, despite the obviously well-funded slick media blitz the group had been engaged in.." --- KEEP READING
Long before Michelle Obama became First Lady, her mother had misgivings about her marrying a young man named Barack Obama, because his mother was white. In a new book due out next month about Michelle Obama, biographer Peter Slevin digs up an old TV interviewwith Michelle'smother that aired during Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign. In it , Marion Robinson confessed to being “a little bit” wary about her future son-in-law being the product of a white mom and black dad. “That didn’t concern me as much as had he been completely white,” Robinson said in the appearance on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”which was scarcely noticed at the time. I wonder how she feels now, considering that half white guy her daughter married got her a great gig, one she said was going to be only temporary, kicked back collecting a pension living in her own apartment with antique four-poster bed and sitting area on the third floor of the White House, living large at the taxpayer expense. And seven years in, she's still there..... (source)
"A press release from Gov Bobby Jindal’s office states the plan involves legislation that will allow for a new process involving a committee of parents, teachers, and school leaders to adopt education standards. Until such legislation is passed, Jindal wants public schools to use grade-level expectations from 2004-2005 and the older LEAP and iLEAP assessments to measure student achievement.
Additionally, Jindal said he will support legislation that restricts the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) from entering into contracts, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), and Cooperative Endeavor Agreements (CEAs) with third parties and the federal government."
“This legislation will help us get Common Core out of Louisiana once and for all. We will not accept this one-sized-fits-all approach to our children’s education. The package of legislation will make clear that the federal government or third parties do not have control over Louisiana’s schools, and help ensure that Louisiana parents and teachers create Louisiana standards and curriculum.
Under the new adoption process, every elected official involved in education (including the Legislature, school board members and BESE members) will vote on the draft standards and give parents the opportunity to weigh in and express their concerns. Ultimately, the standards will be approved by majority vote of both houses of the Legislature.
"Jindal’s office also stated that “no state or public funds may be spent on any contract, MOU, CEA, or waiver agreement entered into by a public education body in Louisiana that constitutes a shift in policy in response to the federal regulation or financial incentives from the federal government, unless expressly provided for in law.”
Common Core does not currently contain history standards, just history texts. Federal involvement could allow history curriculum to focus less on “American Exceptionalism” and more about todays in vogue teaching of “grievances” and “victimhood” caused by the United States. What happens when the federal government decides they get to make curriculum decisions. What happens when many of the elites, that have already effected higher education, begin teaching American history? Are we to allow these elites, often times unelected behind close doors with no transparency, to dictate to us how our children are going to learn about American History, Civics and other important topics that provide citizenry with critical thinking?
There’s one way to ensure that everyone buys into the man-made global warming hoax: extortion. Starting next year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will stop funds from going to states that refuse to believe that humans are causing climate change.
This news comes straight from the leftist eco-nuts at Inside Climate News, so you can be assured that it isn’t a “paranoid” conservative interpretation of an innocuous FEMA regulation:
"Beginning next year, governors that want the many millions in disaster preparedness funding from FEMA will have to sign off on plans acknowledging the climate change risks to their communities. The policy could put some Republicans governors who deny or question climate change, such as Louisiana's Bobby Jindal in a bind. Louisiana is the nation's biggest recipient of FEMA funds, having received more than $1 billion between 2010 and 2014.
This may put several Republican governors who maintain the earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to do nothing about it, into a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. Over the past five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters.
"If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn't want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics," said Becky Hammer, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council's water program. "The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state" because of his climate beliefs.
Among those who could face a difficult decision are Republican Governors Rick Scott of Florida, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Greg Abbott of Texas and Pat McCrory of North Carolina—all of whom have denied man-made climate change or refused to take action.
Environmentalists have been pressing FEMA to include global warming in its hazard mitigation guidelines for almost three years. FEMA told the Natural Resources Defense Council in early 2014 that it would revise the guidelines. It issued draft rules last October and officially released the new procedures last week as partisan politics around climate change have been intensifying."
Sounds pretty fascist to me. If you have the truth on your side, you do not need to force people to believe it. Only liars and charlatans resort to bullying tactics like this. But Drastic Times call for Drastic Measures I guess.... Greenpeace Co-Founder: Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic
Is Rahm Emanuel in Trouble in Chicago Mayoral Race? You Bet.
by Robert Janicki
Rahm Emanuel, the current God Father of Democrat politics in Chicago, is
in deep trouble. So, just how do we know Emanual is in trouble in
seeking another term as Mayor of Chicago? First, we recently saw the
results from the supposed nonpartisan mayoral election on February 24th,
which requires a candidate get a majority of the vote in order to win
the mayoral race. No one had a majority. By the way, Chicago hasn't
had a Republican major since William Hale Thompson (May 14, 1869 – March
19, 1944) was Mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to
1931. Known as "Big Bill", Thompson was the last Republican to serve
as Mayor of Chicago.
It would seem then, that an
incumbent Democrat mayor wouldn't have much of a problem being
re-elected. However, it didn't happen in the mayoral election for
Emanuel, who basically faced an Hispanic novice, Chuy Garcia, who, by
comparison, really did not have a ground game or a substantial Democrat
Party organization behind him, that were at the beckon call of Emanuel.
on to the latest and most substantial challenge to the God Father's
reign as Mayor of Chicago, the shooting gallery central for America.
The Service Employees International Union has come out with a scathing
video ad highlighting all the failures of Emanuel in his term as mayor.
back to the mayoral election for a moment, Emanuel garnered just 45% of
the vote, while Garcia managed about 35%. Not bad for a politician
relatively unknown in most of Chicago. Since this election, Emanuel has
actually failed to increase or even nudge his percentage upward in
polling, while Garcia has managed to decidedly edge up more than
marginally. What Chicago has is a genuine race for the mayor's position
not seen in my lifetime.
Illinois politics, the Mayor of Chicago has also been the kingmaker in
state politics by virtually hand selecting and then anointing the
Democrat candidate for Governor of the Land of Lincoln, who would then
go on to win with the backing of every liberal Democrat in the state.
In retrospect, last year's Illinois gubernatorial race was the first
serious clue that Emanuel might be in political trouble. His hand
picked candidate, the incumbent Democrat governor, lost convincingly in
the general election to a self made millionaire Republican businessman
unknown in Illinois politics.
began to appear when the head of the Chicago Teachers Union heavily
criticized Emanuel for closing dozens of schools in Chicago. The CTU
head, a black woman, made serious sounds that she might challenge
Emanuel, however this scenario never materialized. In stepped Chuy
Garcia and people began to pay attention and that's where the God Father
is today. Emanuel has been politically weakened by his not unexpected
pattern of rewarding his political cronies, which often crossed purposes
and political paths with the voting base he desperately needs to win
another term as Mayor of Chicago. Stay tuned for one very interesting
result come the mayoral runoff election on April 7th.
Having been born and raised in Crook County, Illinois, following politics there has been a hobby for me in adulthood.
Rob Janicki is a retired educator, strong supporter of the 2nd amendment and all around good guy, as well as owner/operator of the website Wired Right and owes me 20 bucks.
The Black islamic group Boko Haram continues to terrorize Nigeria and parts of the east Africa hellhole. The Jamaica Observer reports these barbaric animals have slaughtered dozens of their own ‘wives’ for a vile reason. As if it wasn’t bad enough that the islamic group kidnaps Nigerian womenfor use as breeders and forced to marry the Boko Haram fighters, these satanic monsters have now slaughtered innocent women, and the reasoning behind it shows the uncivilized ideology that is Islam. Before the fighters were set to battle troops in the northeast town of Bama, witnesses state dozens of the Nigerian women were mercilessly killed at the hands of their own ‘husbands.
Take Note Lefties - This is what the real war on women looks like!
Perhaps more heinous than the murdering itself was the reason for it. According to multiple witnesses, the Islamic animals massacred the women out of fear that the ‘husbands’ would be killed by advancing soldiers or separated from their wives as they fled the area to save their own lives. In a move that says, “If I can’t have you, no one will,” the women were put to death. It was islamic ideology that played a significant hand in the murderous animals decision. It was not just fear that someone else would have their wives, the murders were carried out to prevent the women from falling into the hands of ‘infidels,’ or non-believers of the islamic faith, which justified their murder. The town was littered with dozens of women’s corpses — a scene that Boko Haram feels is rightful according to their religious ideology. According to the witnesses, many of the women were shot in front of the Boko Haram commander’s house, after he offered a warning to the ‘husbands’ that their wives would likely be lost to the infidel, claiming it would be better to kill them and send them to heaven. In addition to the corpses scattered among the town, This Day Live reports slaughtered bodies were thrown inside wells. While few doubted the heinous barbarism of the islamic group, the recapture of Bama has led to the discovery of the level of black barbarism perpetrated by the Boko Haram.
"It’s time to have a national conversationabout one of the most sensitive, controversial issues in American culture, the stain on our national honor: Coffee.
American coffee is now and always has been revolting, and it behooves us to look deep into our souls to understand why we overpay for muck at Starbucks. There’s a sucker born every minute, and he’s almost certain to be American. We are boosters, enthusiasts, tent-evangelicals, fly-by-nighters, snake-oil salesmen and honky-tonkers as a people, and get swindled every time. Now, to tell a man that his coffee is disgusting is just a tad less offensive than explaining that his wife really is a shaved chimpanzee."
"Starbucks, which burns low-grade coffee beans in order to persuade its customers that they are drinking something sophisticated and European. Because the flavor is unpleasant, Americans saturate it with milk.
It’s time to address this national disgrace. The next time you meet a Starbucks barista, start a serious conversation: does he or she have no shame in foisting this fraud upon the American public? How can we as a people maintain our self-esteem if we pay top dollar for the excrescence of incinerated low-grade coffee beans? Take the time to have this important conversation and to save our national soul." - David P. Goldman, PJ MEDIA
They present themselves as the religion of peace, but they are intolerant, eager to crush truth and the noncompliant. They will force their peace upon you, like it or not. Their methods are usually violence beyond one’s imagination, so that the only ones who achieve complete peace are those who have been killed quickly, not burned, or hanged, crucified, beheaded, made to endure hundreds of lashes, buried waist high and stoned to death, thrown from a cliff, or kidnapped for sexual slavery. Add to these Boko Haram’s cooking or burying people alive, and realize all these have been done to millions over 1400 years. (Take note Afro-centric sympathizers of Islam) Although most of this brutality remains prevalent in the Middle East and Africa, a new conquest has appeared on the horizon. In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Nurat Nazarov, aka Abu Kholidi Kulobi, a jihadist under the (Islamic State), said he will build mosques in Native American territories and “live with them according to the laws of Allah” (Shari’a). What can we expect to happen with American Indians? We can predict their fate. Through their successful strategy of deceit, Islam has replaced one culture with another, and they see the proud Native American ripe to become a craven servant of Allah. If there is no violence, then Islamic holy war will be waged against their holy sites. As we learned from the Israeli experience, Muslims will create a false narrative to delegitimize the people to their land. Their historic sites will be destroyed, as were the tombs of Biblical Jonah, Daniel, and Joseph, and the numerous layers of Jewish civilization, still producing items that bear witness to the Hebrews’ centuries of connection to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock atop Judaism’s holiest site was built by Caliph Abd al-Malik to commemorate his conquest of the capital and, most importantly, to erase Jewish history. For the same reason, the Taliban have demolished the thousands-of-years-old Buddha in Afghanistan and mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali (all UNESCO World heritage sites), tens of thousands of Hindu temples together with tons of artifacts, the loss of a people’s past. Islamic jihadists are also bulldozing and looting Iraq’s world-famous ancient cities of Nimrud and Hatra, with their ancient carved-stone reliefs; Assyrian statues; artifacts in a Mosul museum; and thousands of books and manuscripts in Mosul’s library, to eradicate pre-Islamic civilization. This modus operandi was noted in a traveling Islamic exhibit that claims “1001 Inventions” as Islamic in origin, of which one portion, The Silk Road, was presented at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In reality, the faith and cultures of the inventors were victims who were forced to convert to Islam; hence, the credit for any invention was purloined by Islam from the rightful people. Over the 14 centuries of Islamic history, Muslims have produced inestimable suffering and bloodshed, while expropriating every creative, innovative, groundbreaking invention of their victims, claiming them as their own. Re-education is a vital weapon in creating a new past to replace the one eradicated. Indoctrinal information that influences the society under attack, primarily its children, is essential in establishing a new regime. Therefore, Muslims will create a faux Muslim identity for the American tribes, as they created false narratives that Jesus (Jewish) was a Palestinian and Moses (Jewish) was the first Muslim liberator, Albert Einstein (Jewish), Stephen Hawking (Athiest) and others of note were converts to Islam. “Eagle Sun Walker,” who describes himself as a Muslim Cherokee-Blackfoot American Indian, is yet another symptom of Islamic aggression and conversion on American soil. As more Muslims enter our country, they may well move closer to Indian Country, and begin to insinuate their beliefs, rules of Islamophobia, and demands on the naïve, obliging populace. With the construction of the first mosque, it may take but one charismatic recruiter to sell his bill of goods to the youth, telling them they will be the vanguard of a new Islamic movement – perhaps even convince them that they are the descendants of “early Muslim settlers.” Islamists have the psychological and financial wherewithal to entice and intimidate new recruits who may not yet have found their life’s direction. I can see nothing in their past that would prepare them for prevailing over the all-consuming deception named Islam.
The self-proclaimed most transparent administration ever has taken another step to make itself less transparent.
USA Today reported Monday that the White House is removing regulations that subject its Office of Administration to Freedom of Information Act requests. The announcement came on National Freedom of Information Day, the day after the beginning of “Sunshine Week,” a seven-day period that celebrates open government and freedom of information. The White House claims the move is consistent with court decisions proclaiming the office is not required to obey the transparency law. Critics aren’t buying it.
“The irony of this being Sunshine Week is not lost on me,” Anne Weismann from the liberal group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said Monday.
“It is completely out of step with the president’s supposed commitment to transparency,” she added. “That is a critical office, especially if you want to know, for example, how the White House is dealing with email.”
Other White House offices have always been exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, according to USA Today. But the Office of Administration — which handles record-keeping duties such as archiving emails — was always considered under the law. That’s ending in the sixth year of the Obama administration.
“This is an office that operated under the FOIA for 30 years, and when it became politically inconvenient, they decided they weren’t subject to the Freedom of Information Act any more,” Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch said. In a notice set to be published in Tuesday’s Federal Register, the White House announced the Office of Administration is no longer complying with FOIA requests based on “well-settled legal interpretations.”
“You have a president who comes in and says, I’m committed to transparency and agencies should make discretionary disclosures whenever possible, but he’s not applying that to his own White House,” Weismann told USA Today.
The White House said it will not allow a 30-day public comment period, making the rule final.
Too bad if you want to know who it was that made those ‘well-settled’ legal interpretations, because they don’t want to hear your questions or comments and now you can’t file a FOIA request to get more information. It’s done. Tick-a-lock. Perhaps, as one commenter suggested, they are withholding information because it leads to dangerous thinking. Best just to get back to work comrades.
In a Gallup poll released Monday, 37 percent of Americans view the Republican Party favorably and 39 percent view the Democratic Party favorably.This is because in many respects both parties are vestiges of the 20th Century and do not reflect the the will of even the real people who make up the respective parties, never mind the people who operate outside of the parties.
Disgruntled Republicans were the first to really break with their party. The Democrats, filled with folks who embrace a more union lockstep mentality have been slower to voice their displeasure, but even they are leaving the herd. People are fed up. They are increasingly empowered thanks in large part to the Internet. This poll is just a blip in an ongoing American trend.
"Except for a brief spike to 51% for the Democrats after Obama was re-elected in 2012, both parties' ratings have registered below 50% since 2010. The descent to sub-40% ratings for both parties marks a new low in an already inauspicious trend...."
As far as the Democrats go, guess that Hopey Changey thing hadn't worked out so well.....