Sunday, May 31, 2015

John Kerry Rotates Back To The States Again

Another Purple Heart for the Duke of Heinz? 

Middle Finger News Service Wire
Earl of Taint Reporting

See Earl's Complete Report and the Gory Details  HERE

Chicago Isn't Very Happy With Little Spike Lee

Sheldon Jackson Lee, known for sometime making what some call inflammatory movies and stirring the pot so to speak, is in the Windy City to make another Spike Lee Joint. 

But the subject of gun violence in Chicago's black neighborhoods, and working title of the film have some not so enamored with the film maker. 
NYT - Mr. Lee, who declined to be interviewed, has not publicly confirmed the title of the movie, but city officials who have met with him said he had told them that he intended to call it “Chiraq.”
The film, Mr. Lee has said, is focused on gun violence on the South Side; some reports, unconfirmed by Mr. Lee, offer the intriguing possibility that the film is a comedic reimagining of “Lysistrata,” the ancient Greek tale by Aristophanes in which women withhold sex to force the men to end the Peloponnesian War.
Gun violence is a way of life for many Chicagoans, especially in pockets of the South and West Sides. Street gangs have splintered and multiplied in recent years, complicating police efforts to tamp down crime.
During a meeting with Mr. Lee and several City Council members in April, Mr. Burns, the alderman, urged Mr. Lee to reconsider the title, he said.
“I said in that meeting, ‘A lot of people take offense to the term Chiraq,’” Mr. Burns said in an interview. “These are communities where people are doing the right thing, people trying to have a decent neighborhood. Having a movie called ‘Chiraq’ will make it much more difficult for folks like me and other aldermen to bring economic development to those neighborhoods. Who wants to live in a place that people call Chiraq?”
And like a good wealthy Hollywood types, he asked for the public tax credit to make his movie:
"An alderman from the South Side, William Burns, was so perturbed by the title that he angrily suggested that Mr. Lee, the renowned director of films like “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X,” should not get the $3 million tax credit that he is seeking for filming here.
“If he wants to name the movie 'Chiraq' and film it in the city of Chicago, he should be able to get the permits for that and he should be able to do it, but we shouldn’t give him money as taxpayers to brand a part of the city as Iraq.” 
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met last month with Lee, who has been spending time in Chicago as he prepares to film his new movie, to express his displeasure about the choice of the title — which comes from rap lyrics about violence in some of the city’s black neighborhoods. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

How Long Will Carly Fiorina's "Moment" Last?

Vintage media sources, like the Washington Post, think Carly Fiorina is just having 'a moment'.  What will they think if Ms. Fiorina’s moment lasts? Imagine their disgust if they had to start reporting that she's a policy wonk and a great communicator.  Oh Noes!
"Clinton is Fiorina’s foil and chief raison d’etre in the crowded Republican primary field. The only woman among the Republican candidates, she tells crowds that her business background makes her the more accomplished choice to become the first woman president.
And she is having a moment this week, trying to capitalize on Clinton's frequent reluctance to take questions at her campaign events and on general press grumpiness.  Clinton is avoiding questions about Iraq, her family foundation and her record at the State Department, Fiorina said Wednesday.  “The Republican Party needs a nominee who will ask these questions on a general debate stage” and answer them from reporters, Fiorina said outside the hotel."
This isn't a prediction but I wouldn't be surprised if Ms. Fiorina wound up being the fourth (and last) top tier candidate.  She's a great communicator and starting to come across a bit of a policy wonk, especially well-versed in explaining the negatives about regulations.  The other thing she has going for her is that she can rip on Hillary without coming across as mean. The fact that she's shadowing Hillary and grabbing lots of free press tells me that she's a savvy media person, too, which is important.

One thing that's become clear is that Ms. Fiorina isn't a sliver candidate like Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum or Chris Christie.  Earlier this week, Rand Paul made another foolish accusation against his presidential opponents when he accused Republicans of creating ISIS.  Statements like that immediately identify him as a fringe candidate.  The GOP won't nominate someone who is to the left of Hillary on national defense.

Rick Santorum doesn’t bring anything special to the field.  People won’t take a Johnny One-Note candidate who hasn't won an election since 2000.  He won the Iowa Caucuses in 2012, defeating Mitt Romney by a handful of votes.  To tell you how pathetic that is, Mike Huckabee defeated Mitt Romney by almost 11,000 votes and by 9 points in 2008. In 2012, Rick Santorum defeated Romney by 34 votes.

When your signature victory is by 34 votes over a candidate who didn't work the state that hard, it's a telling sign.

 And this from Hot Air:

"I’m waiting to see some fresh numbers either nationally or in the early primary states which is less than a couple of weeks old. I don't know how much Fiorina has moved the needle yet – assuming there's been motion – but she's picking up a ton of earned media everywhere she goes. And yet again, the way she's doing it isn't by starting a private, internecine grudge match such as the one between Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham. She's taking the battle to Hillary Clinton's doorstep… literally in this case."
Personally, I don't think she can win the nomination, but a classy chick none the less. And if she makes the cut for the debates, she can probably hold her own with the guys.  She might be a good choice for VP, but for now, she's extremely valuable as the only one in the GOP field that can take on at full throttle Hillary Clinton and not be accused of what anyone else would be.  

Expect some serious burning of the midnight oil at Clinton Opposition Research, and hit pieces by Clinton friendly media sources if Mrs. Fiorina’s campaign picks ups any speed in the near future. 

You Can Ease Up Working on That Legacy Thing There Mr. President......We've Run Slap Out of Room on the Graphic.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let's Watch Senator Lizzy Gets all Verklempt

I just love watching a lefties put on a good show. At a recent Tech conference, Sen. Lizzy Warren (the female half of the the Dynamic Duo of Fauxcahontas & Bullet Head) takes a question from the crowd and goes off all wonky like, starts shakin' and almost comes unglued at the end talking bad and ugly about those evil rich people (ya know, wealthy people like her) about to much money in politics (conveniently said now that she's firmly planted in a safe Senate seat) about people not wanting their taxes raised (see, she even takes a shot at me!) and not enough change cause people aren't mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore (I just blew this statement off cause surely she was just out of town during the last election in November). 

She also says there's not enough spending by the federal government (yeah, that's the ticket Lizzy), she railed about high college tuition and student debt (this from someone who got $350,000 to teach one class) and whether your kids will have a job and retirement (by this point I guess she's totally forgot she's a democrat and what they done to the country). 

I have come to the firm conclusion that to be a democrat these days, you have to totally deny all reality around you and pledge all faith in the sparkling unicorn gods who reside somewhere deep in the bowels of DC. 

And Yes, Senator Lizzy, some have indeed your kind.

So relax, and feast upon a heaping helping of liberal hypocrisy at it's finest:

The DOJ Makes the World Safe....

OK. Pay attention.
This notice is required by the Overlords of Political Correctness:
 Trigger Warning:
I know at least two of my regular six readers will feel offended by this post, so I must provide a "trigger warning." I used to think that meant Roy Rogers' horse would make an appearance, but now I understand it means something else . . . so anybody with an intense emotional attachment to our new Attorney General, President Obama, progressivism, and the contest over who will host World Cup matches is hereby warned that emotional damage could result from reading the following text.... 
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The NAACP’s Monster Under the Bed

The NAACP’s sole weapon is fear. The organization gets its way because many businesses and public figures live in fear of being slapped with the label “racist.” But what, if anything, frightens the NAACP? No, it’s not your conservative blog or podcast, so don’t flatter yourself.
However, there is one person who scares the bejesus out of the NAACP leadership, and he’s one of their own officials: an unstoppable, unkillable bugbear named Reverend Curtis Everette Gatewood.   NAACP leaders cower in his presence.
 Reverend Curtis Everette Gatewood of the NAACP 
Gatewood dislikes Jews, Israel, immigrants, and non-Christians. He’s damned Hillary Clinton supporters to hell, applauded the Baltimore rioters, compared black moms who stop their sons from rioting to white slave masters, co-organized a protest meeting at which Obama was repeatedly called a “nigger,” and pledged the NAACP’s support to an organization that opposes the NAACP, hurls racist bile at Asian immigrants and Jews, and calls Martin Luther King an “uncle Tom.”
And yet the national NAACP can’t, or won’t, get rid of the guy.
He pledged the support of his NAACP chapter to the African People’s Socialist Party/Uhuru Movement, a black separatist organization that seeks to foment a violent revolution to create an independent black nation on U.S. soil. 
The Uhuru militants have, in the past, called for the murder of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (in retaliation for him not ordering the mass execution of white South Africans following the end of Apartheid), and the expulsion of “parasitic” Asian immigrants and business owners. On a broadcast of the Uhuru radio program, Gatewood stated that his NAACP chapter stands 100% behind Uhurus’ goals.  
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This man is an ordained minster. It’s as good a time as any to remind Christians that some of God’s biggest enemies stand in pulpits and have many followers and advocates where you least expect them.   

Kenyan Lawyer Wants to Marry Obama's Daughter Malaria

Inheriting the Ravishing Beauty of Her Mother, Obama Daughter 1 is Hot in Kenya

Malaria Malia Obama may only be sixteen years old, but that’s not stopping one Kenyan admirer who seeks her hand in marriage.   Felix Kiprono, a lawyer, has been interested in Malia  since the first time he saw her as a 10 years old. When Daddy Obama arrives on a visit to Kenya to see the folks in July, Felix has a big proposal waiting for him.
IJR - Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfill his dream of marrying the first daughter. “I got interested in her in 2008,” Kiprono said, in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. 
"People might say I am after the family's money, which is not the case. My love is real.  As a matter of fact, I haven't dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price.” 
The Kenyan lawyer says if Obama accepts the request, the engagement will be 'unique with a twist'.  
"If my request is granted, I will not resort to the cliche of popping champagne. Instead, I will surprise her with mursik, the traditional Kalenjin sour milk. As an indication that she is my queen, I will tie sinendet, which is a sacred plant, around her head. I will propose to her on a popular hill in Bureti near my father’s land where leaders and warriors are usually crowned. The place is called Kapkatet, which means ‘victory’, adding, “ours will be a simple life. I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any otherKalenjin woman."
He also said he and his princess would lead “a simple life”. 
“I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali (maize porridge) and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman."
In Kenya, wedding dowries are common, as it’s seen as a rite of passage through the family. According to Time, the price of the bride is the equivalent of five years of the groom’s salary. Looks promising.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Al Sharpton Has a Serious Question for Ya...

Here's your future answer to: Hey Babe, make me a sandwich?

World’s First Robot Chef Makes 2000 Different Dishes,
Demands $0/hour in Pay

ACC - Say hello to the not too distant future. In the next 10 years robots will change our world in huge ways. They will upend labor markets and change our politics. Add in the Oculus Rift which makes real live virtual reality yours for $500, and watch out. You think the Internet changed your life? Just you wait.
"The world’s first robot chef took a bow on the grand stage when it cooked for attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Shanghai this past weekend.
The machine, designed by London’s Moley Robotics, is slated to host a library of 2,000 dishes to pull from by the time it’s launched for the consumer market in 2017. The machine is able to stir, adjust the hob, pick up bottles, pour jugs, and perform other movements.
The robot display at CES 2015 came with a pre-equipped kitchen, as it is necessary for it to have an understanding of the placement of utensils and ingredients, though the consumer model will also be able to be integrated into pre-existing kitchens, reported Crave Online." 

I'm sure eventually there will be a more shapely MOTOGIRL version for those who tend to lean more towards the knuckle dragging side of manhood.......But until then, make your own damn sandwich!  ;)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bernie Sanders Condemns Existence of 23 Different Deodorants Brands

Kooky Bernie: "You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants."

I must say, I'm struggling a bit here to equate underarm deodorant with hungry children or taxing the rich, but then again, it came from the mouth of self-proclaimed socialist and Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. So you figure it out....

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants when children are hungry in this country,” Sanders told John Harwood in an interview posted Tuesday. 
Sanders has advocated for returning the personal income tax rate to 90 percent for top earners, as it was in the 1950s. He brushed off the comments from businesses that have called his “revolution” for the transfer of wealth from the top earners to the middle class, similar to Nazi Germany. 
“These people are so greedy, they’re so out of touch with reality,” Sanders said. “You know what? Sorry, you’re all going to have to pay your fair share of taxes.”The New York Times reported that Sanders is fine with reducing economic growth if it reduces income inequality."
This is Hillary Clinton's only competition so far for the Democrat Nomination .........

Monday, May 25, 2015

MFNS: Obama to Punish Mid-South States With New Taxes

Middle Finger News Service Wire
For Immediate Release:

 Next thing you know Obozo will be taxing us for excessive wind,
and a shortage of windmills...... 

On Memorial Day

"In our effort to accommodate many Americans by making the last Monday in May, Memorial Day, we have lost sight of the significance of this day to our nation. Instead of using Memorial Day as a time to honor and reflect on the sacrifices made by Americans in defense of freedom, many Americans use the day as a celebration of the beginning of summer."  —  Purple Heart Recipient and Former United States Senator Daniel Inouye
Flanders Field American Military Cemetery - Waregem Belgium, Near My Childhood Home

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Written by Major John McCrae, - 1st Brigade Canadian Field Artillery - May 1915.

This weekend, the school children of Waregem and nearby Mons will turn Flanders Cemetery into a sea of color; of Red poppy flowers and American and Belgian Flags just as they have for more than 90 years. On the door to the Flanders Field Chapel are written but three words: "Lest We Forget".  

We need not forget as well.......    

Friday, May 22, 2015

Junior is a Good Child....and He Always Minds His Mother

Anybody Have a Canoe I can Borrow?

The Red River Amphitheater Under Water - (image 'And So It Goes in Shreveport')
The Red above flood stage, the lake road to my house only inches from being covered and more rain on the way.......Happy Memorial Day Weekend Y'all!

Rumors of FBI Investigation Into Clinton Crime Family

 Federalist Press

Clinton Crime Family Portrait 
After several weeks of speculation whether the Department of Justice would investigate wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton in their “Pay for Play” scheme through their family’s foundation, FBI spokesmen will not yet publicly confirm that the investigation has been launched. 

At stake is more than $100 million purportedly paid to the Clintons through their foundation–The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Reports have surfaced that the foundation served as nothing more than a pool into which bribes were paid, soliciting political favors from Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State.

The fraud was first exposed in Peter Schweizer’s new book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.”

Over the past six weeks, Wall Street financial analyst and investor Charles Ortel has reported the results of his six-month, in-depth investigation into what he characterizes as an elaborate scheme devised by the Clintons to enrich themselves.

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You Too Can Blow Sh*t Up With Arnold

Huma Abedin's Use of Clinton Email Rasies Questions

Mixed Work, Personal And Clinton Foundation Business In Email 

As the State Department released emails Hillary Clinton turned over, one email is raising new questions about her top aides’ use of Clinton’s private email server. Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin sent email that mixed personal information with work and what appears to be the business of the Clinton Foundation.
Abedin had received a controversial special government arrangement to serve at the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, a Clinton-connected consulting firm, and Hillary Clinton personally.

The email, sent from a non-State Department address, also renews questions about whether or not Abedin turned over all of her work-related email to the State Department before exiting, and whether or not she signed Form OF-109, the State Department’s Separation Statement, which certified she “surrendered to responsible officials all unclassified documents, and papers relating to the official business of the Government” when she left the State Department.
Interesting Note: So called non-classified emails are now being released, but with heavy redactions. 

Fishnet Friday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Billionaire Political Donor's Toadies Go After Their Opposition Billionaire Donors Over Money in Politics

Co-Founder Of Ben And Jerry’s Attacks Koch Brothers On
Behalf Of Big Money Donor George Soros by Asking for
More Money to Influence Politics  
Dear MoveOn member,
This is Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream—but today I’m writing about something that leaves a foul taste in my mouth: money in politics.
Jeb Bush has raised so much money that he’s told his billionaire donors to give no more than $1 million now and save the rest for later—and he’s going to let his Super PAC run his campaign. The billionaire Koch brothers have pledged $100 million to the candidates they support, likely including Governor Scott Walker’s run for president. While Ted Cruz raised $4 million in a few days, he helped his Super PAC raise $31 million.5 And Hillary Clinton is planning on raising $200-300 million for Super PACs that back her—in addition to $2.5 billion for her own campaign.
This system is disgusting. It’s proof that our democracy is more awash in political spending than ever. It’s a reminder that the richest 1%, corporations, and their lobbyists are going to own these elections—and that pushes the rest of us to the sidelines.
Fortunately, MoveOn’s 8 million members are doing something about this—and I know, because I’m a MoveOn member, and I see the meaningful, long-term work MoveOn is doing to overturn Citizens United.
Which is why I’m writing today: Will you join me in supporting MoveOn’s efforts to overturn Citizens United and combat its impact? If you donate $10 or more, my friends from MoveOn will send you a stamp that you can use to legally stamp your own dollar bills with this simple message: “Amend the Constitution—Stamp Money Out Of Politics.”
No mention of their benefactor George Soros' combined donations of $10,455.000 he injected into the 2014 election cycle though.

(h/t WZ)

The Turd in the Punch Bowl

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's Back To The Stone Age Boys and Girls

NOAA Scientist Says Carbon Emissions Must Be ZERO

Progtards Today - During an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) NOAA scientist, Pieter Tans had this to say about our future civilization, and our carbon emissions:
Tans: "We are at the beginning of bringing about huge changes in the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. The potential is there for us to make life hard, really, for future generations."
Interviewer: "And what would it take to reverse the carbon dioxide concentration levels that you’re seeing now?"
Tans: "See, that is really at the core of why we have made so little progress. The problem with CO2 in particular is that climate – forcing of climate change by CO2 depends not so much on the rate at which we are emitting it. It depends primarily on the total amount of CO2 that we’ve emitted since pre-industrial times.  The implication is that if we want to stop this, we have to bring the emissions back down to zero." 

Unfortunately for us, the NPR interviewer failed to ask Mr. Tans who exactly will be asked to hold their breath, or what modern conveniences Americans will have to do without in order to achieve his desired result of zero CO2 output.

The time has come for all mankind to objectively analyze the situation and find the correct remedy.  I suggest we all beat ourselves to death standing in a 6 ft hole of organic compost. Or for a more meaningful solution, TNT suppositories.  You go first Mr. Tans.....

Great Presidential One-Liners

"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether
to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty'."
- Theodore Roosevelt.

"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day." 
-Harry Truman 

I had That Dream Again Last Night....

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hillary Snags Another Major 1%er Endorsement

The Doggfather - "I've always had a thang for big ass blonds"
"The “Gin & Juice“ rapper said he’ll be supporting the former secretary of State and Democratic candidate in her 2016 White House bid.
“You know I like to be politically correct, but sometimes I’m politically incorrect,” Snoop Dogg said when asked about his political pick on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday. “But I’ll say that I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we’re at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought.”
“And just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I’d love to see that. So I’ll be voting Ms. Clinton,” he added.
Snoop Dogg is the latest high-profile entertainer to throw his support behind Clinton in the last few days. In similar remarks to ITK last week, R&B star Ne-Yo called Clinton “a favorite of mine.”
I'm sure Mr. Dogg is hoping for a much more timely and hospitable invitation to the White House for his support than last time.  

Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act Defeated - Jindal Issues Executive Order Enacting It

Bobby Jindal enacted an executive order that would enforce the intent behind State Rep. Mike Johnson’s (R-Bossier City) Marriage and Conscience Act - Bill  HB 707  that was defeated in the House Civil Law Committee earlier today.

Here’s the statement from Governor Jindal’s office:
“We are disappointed by the committee’s action to return the Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act to the calendar. We will be issuing an Executive Order shortly that will accomplish the intent of HB 707 to prevent the state from discriminating against persons or entities with deeply held religious beliefs that marriage is between one man and one woman.
“This Executive Order will prohibit the state from denying or revoking a tax exemption, tax deduction, contract, cooperative agreement, loan, professional license, certification, accreditation, or employment on the basis the person acts in accordance with a religious belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.”
Now before anyone says "Good for You Bobby Jindal" you must understand on thing about our esteemed Governor Booby.

Outside of writing an op-ed in The New York Times that was more for national consumption than to sway votes in Louisiana, not a whole lot. He intentionally avoided the firestorm that erupted in other states over similar issues. He did very little to advance the messaging on the bill and clearly didn’t put pressure on Speaker Chuck Kleckley, who he appointed, to move the bill. In today’s hearing, no one from his administration testified in support of the bill.  
"Since Jindal did virtually nothing to help pass Johnson’s bill, who is the target audience for this executive order? 
If you guessed social conservatives in Iowa, you're absolutely right. It coincides with a new ad Jindal is running in that state in order to jump start his soon to be presidential campaign.
All throughout Jindal’s two terms, but especially in his second term, he has been more concerned with his national image than actual results here in Louisiana. Since the passing of education reform at the beginning of his second term, Jindal has done nothing to make Louisiana politics more friendly for conservatives than he found it. 
It seems the end of Jindal’s reign as Governor finds him serving as the tax collector for the Huey Long, Edwin Edwards welfare state." 
Quote source: The Hayride

Next Time I'm in Town, I Think I'll Go By and Visit

      I Just Love a Good Bookstore with Proper Product Placement.

Click For Bigification

Monday, May 18, 2015

It Shouldn't Have Been There in the First Place You Morons

Marquette University Removes Mural of Escaped
Cop Killer Assata Shakur

Second only to Che Guevara in terms of trendy icon t-shirt apparel for the douchebag weekend revolutionary on today's campuses of higher learning is the dread lock adorned former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member, and the only women ever to make the Most Wanted Terrorists list,  Joanne Chesimard  (aka Assata Shakur). She was found guilty of an execution style killing of a New Jersey state trooper in 1973, and fled to the communist paradise of cuba. 

"Suspended Marquette University professor John McAdams broke the story about the mural, which was located at the Marquette Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. McAdams explained that he found out about the mural after the center “bragged about it” on Facebook.
“I didn’t do any brilliant investigative journalism, I just read the Facebook page.”
 McAdams acknowledged that top administrators claim they didn’t know about the mural, but he said the director and staffers at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center had to know about it."
 Marquette University released this statement last night:

Shakur is on the same Most Wanted List as members of Al-Qaida, ISIS and Boko Haram for her activities some 40 years ago. The FBI stated in 2013 that Shakur lives openly and freely in Cuba and she continues to maintain and promote her terrorist ideology. She provides anti-U.S. government speeches espousing the Black Liberation Army message of revolution and terrorism. Joanne Chesimard is a home grown black domestic terrorist.

The Doomsday Monument

The Georgia Guidestones are one of America’s strangest monuments. Located on the highest hilltop in Elbert County, Georgia it consist of four massive slabs of polished granite arranged in the N-S and E-W direction around a central column and topped by a capstone. Each slab is 19 feet tall and weighs 20 tons. Written on the four slabs are ten commandments left by the monument's anonymous sponsors, who refer to themselves only as "a small group of Americans who seek the age of reason". 

The monument was erected on March 1980 and built by the Elberton Granite Finishing Company, but nobody knows exactly who commissioned it. The only clues to its origin is another stone tablet, set in the ground a short distance from the structure, that provides some notes on the history and purpose of the Guidestones.

The message engraved on the slabs consist of a set of ten guidelines or principles, written in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. These languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.

The guidelines are:

Well, Well, Look Who's Bailing Out #BlackLivesMatter Protesters

Progs Today - Hip Hop mogul Jay Z has reportedly been sending thousands of dollars to bail out the SJW protesters in Baltimore and other cities who have been arrested.

Complex Magazine discovered and screen capped a series of tweets from someone named “dream hampton”  (intentional lower case), who has worked with Jay Z in the past and has been a social just organizer and documentarian. Hampton stated “When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I asked hit Jay Z up, as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins.”

Mr. Z has a net worth of approximately $520 Million, and has been involved with such mega corporations as Budweiser and multi national bank Barclays. He is a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets, owns a record label and a clothing company, Rocawear, which imports clothing made is southeast Asia countries. He also owns a Bombardier private jet.

Jay Z is definitely down with the struggle, and has so much in common with the ordinary, everyday protesters. No 1% activity going on here.

A Good Monday Morning

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Educational Crash Course # 812

Another Installment of Diogenes'
Public Service Educational Series:

" Gourmet Cooking  101"

 "Crowd Funding for Fun and Profit"
A Seminar with Bill and Hillary Clinton


Down Here We Call It a Saturday Drive in the Country

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ma Clinton Says She’ll Only Appoint Supremes Who Will Overturn Citizens United Decision

But in the Meantime, She'll Take the Big Money

At a meeting with financial supporters last week, Hillary Clinton revealed she will only  nominate those to the Supreme Court committed to overturning the 2010 Citizens United ruling.  Clinton’s decision to make the Citizens United ruling a litmus test for the High Court nominees is her answer to reigning in the power of billionaires and multi-millionaires who wield unprecedented power over the American political process. You know, the very people who padded her campaign chest to over flowing before her street cred started south here of late.

I've always found it a beautiful irony when the very tactics so useful to democrats get use against them, and they start their stompy-footin' and hollerin' it's unfair!

Now any American with a political pulse knows there is to much money and lobbying influence in politics. But it wasn't until 2008 that independent political contributions, before the  Citizens United decision, skyrocketed in the 2008 presidential campaign. And it was not rich Republican Billionaires that put Barack Obama in office. 

But Ma Clinton and the democrats didn't seem to have a problem with big money before the Citizen United decision. Every wonder why?

Let's take a look shall we..... 

  Top Ten Contributors to 2008 Election Cycle Before CU:

   And Now the Top Ten from 2012 After CU:

It's easy to see by the blue (D's) and red (R's) lines to the left of the graphs who was racking in big money contributions in 2008. Of the top ten contributors to dems, 5 where labor unions, organization who extort millions from members who don't always vote Dem.  No outrage from the left there. But after CU the playing field began to level, and the results in part are now a Republican congress and a potential (thanks Barack) of retaking the White House in 2016. 

In 2012, the Super Pac's of  Thomas  Steyer of San Francisco and Mayor  Michael  Blommberg of New York together gave over 84 Million dollars, and those evil Koch Bros. (liberal gasp) that live rent free in the minds of many on the left, and have driven Harry Reid to the edge of insanity, gave combined contributions of 7 Million.  But the left speaks not a word of George Soros, who personal peeled off a cool 3.3 Million from his pocket outside his  super pac and millions he fronts numerous left wing causes to influence LoFo voters.

Granted, the argument for and against CU are complicated, but the SCOTUS decision boiled down to this:

From the ruling:
"Barring independent political spending amounts to squelching free speech protected by the First Amendment.
"The First Amendment protects not just a person’s right to speak, but the act of speech itself, regardless of the  speaker."
And from the dissenting opinion:
"The First Amendment protects only individual speech, not speech by associations of individuals."
"Government may prevent corruption, and campaign spending can be corrupt when it buys influence over legislators. Therefore government may impose spending limits on corporations and unions."
Simply put:  As long as big Labor Union contributions are consider free speech, but corporate and personal money is not, freedom is infringed.

Mrs. Clinton is showing by her statements on Citizens United and her litmus test for Supreme court nominees just what another Clinton Presidency will look like. More federal control through the courts, and democrat subversion of freedom and the original intent of the constitution.

And my point is this:  (1- We do disparately need Campaign finance reform. Fair reform. That is doubtful to come soon. And (2 -Three sitting Justices are approaching 80 years old, one is 82. Three other sitting Justices are in their 60's. 

The next president may have to appoint as many as 3, and possibly more justices in their first term in office. With the constitutional issues facing American today, Mrs. Clinton, or any Democrat elected to the nations Highest office in 2016 would be disastrous for America.