Monday, November 30, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter Raising a New Generation of Hate

During a protest at four different historical monuments in the city of New Orleans, statues and monuments were vandalized with KKK hoods and blood. The group that led the “Action Jackson” protest is TakeEmDownNola which is calling for the removal of what they perceive as “symbols of white supremacy,” which includes nearly every historical monument in the city.

Filling a new generation of young minds with hateful rhetoric

The ‘NOLA Clergy’ group, which consists of a slew of clergy members from around the area, sent out their support for the protests and vandalism via Twitter. Protesters claimed that the city spends thousands of dollars on the upkeep of the monuments. However, that money spent by the city to keep up the monuments has only come after Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the removal of four historical monuments.

The Monumental Task Force, a local non-profit organization, has been taking care and keeping up all monuments in New Orleans for over a decade with no expense to the taxpayer. Before Landrieu requested the monuments to come down, there were no recorded violent protests occurring that targeted specific historical monuments.

#BlackLivesMatter vandalism at the PGT Beauregard monument came after Landrieu called for monuments to be removed.  There has, so far, been no response by the NOPD to the public vandalism.

A Good Monday Morning

Sunday, November 29, 2015

‘Allahu Quackbar!”

4Chan Pranksters Have Fun With Photoshop at ISIS' Expense

Internet pranksters have joined the war against ISIS by photoshopping pictures of ducks on the heads of well-known Jihadis.  Mocking the battle cry of Allahu Akbar, they decided to change it to Allahu Quackbar in an effort to use satire against the Jihadi monsters. Subversive internet group 4chan began the satire attempt by digitally manipulating ISIS propaganda photographs to ridicule the jihadis.  - READ MORE

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Most Interesting Man in the World the Day After Thanksgiving

Aggies vs The Tigers

For many years, Texas A&M and LSU traditional played their first game of the season against each other. Then in 2011 the Aggies joined the SEC west and since then the game has quickly taken on the trappings of a true SEC rivalry. It has now become a very heated blood feud because of the bad blood between former LSU Defensive coach, John Chavis, and the LSU legal staff.  Chavis ramped up the heat last week by gleefully saying "I can't wait to walk in Tiger Stadium as an Aggie."  He may live to regret those words.  Chavis has to face the music: since A&M joined the SEC, LSU is the only SEC West team the Aggies have never defeated. The cocky Chavis believes he has their number. We'll see Johnny Boy.

Given the rumors stirred by some Alumni and Tiger Boosters resulting in uproar in Baton Rouge this week, and seeing the imminent end of an era at LSU,  I have a feeling the Tigers will go out on a high note and play their final game in Tiger Stadium this season as a tribute to a soft spoken man who has represented LSU Football and the SEC with all the class and distinction of a gentleman, who in the last ten years has coached so many boys into men, sending more players to the NFL then any college football program in the country.

I Say Tigers by 13

LSU 19 - Texas A&M 7

This Weeks Picks:

Alabama @ Auburn - The Iron Bowl: One of the SEC's oldest, and one of the most revered rivalries in college football. In the past, hopes of National Championships have died quick deaths in this game. Auburn, who were favored by the 'expert sports monkeys' to win the SEC (those silly boys shouldn't drink so much) turned out a disappointing disappointment. Anything can happen, but the way I see it, this is just a tuneup for The Tide before the dismantling of the Florida Gators next weekend. -- I say Alabama by 21 

Miss. St @ Ole Missy - Other then saying I congratulate local boy Dak Prescott on a great SEC record breaking college career at Miss. St., being called the best run and pass QB the SEC has ever produced, the win by Alabama makes this game totally irrelevant.

Florida St @ Florida - The Seminoles put it on the cocky Gators to set up their spanking by Alabama next week. Sorry Gators fans, but you're the champs of one of the weakest division in power 5 football this year. This could be a good game......for a few minutes at least.  Word is they will pass around the hat for future Gator Bail Money at halftime. -- I say Florida St. by 10

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma St. - I didn't expect the Sooners to be in the top 4 until after the Okie St. game, but what do I know?  The Sooners are now the second of my 6 picks to enter the bowl playoff picture. If Okie St. has the Sooner defense figured out,  this could be a close game. But the the Sooners have gazed upon the golden trophy. They want this game more and out to prove themselves worthy of  Big 12's Top Dog. They pull out a victory, increasing the chance of retaining their playoff berth. I say Sooners by 10+

Last week I scored with the Alabama and Oklahoma wins, but the Tigers let me down once again for a 2-1 week.

Jan's picks YTD  21-6

Fishnet Friday

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Obama Will Show Those Terrorists Who’s Boss!

Next week, the world's leaders will converge on Paris to discuss whether humanity is burning up the ozone layer and how best to address the problem (hint: the solution will be more governmental authority by controlling humanity's energy consumption and, probably taxes). And, thankfully, according to our fearless leader who has been completely absent from the world stage following the Paris terror attacks, such a gathering will not only finally end our global reliance on evil fossil fuels, but it will also demonstrate to the crazy homicidal Islamic apocalypse cult that we are a strong, global presence committed to the issues that truly matter.

All we know is that Obama is 100% convinced that our best offense against terrorism is a Climate Change conference. There is some aspect of this that's true: the terrorists hit Paris in such a way as to make them a continued threat, and world leaders are still gathering in the French capital, regardless (though, probably with more firepower protecting them at mealtimes than most third world countries have in their arsenal). That's a real message. And for the US, an improvement over how Obama acted in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, when he and John Kerry skipped out on a peace rally that featured a cadre of world leaders.

If only Barack Obama and other world leaders will stand tall against the natural cycles of heating and cooling inherent in living on a planet that circles a flaming orb of gas, it will no doubt demonstrate to those terrorists that we truly care about where they come from and why they're so irked. We will solve it together, ISIS, if only you would realize that your fanatical ideology is not based on a radical interpretation of a major world religion, but rather is the natural consequence of being hot and angry. I'm absolutely certain that will stop them in their tracks, force them to put down their suicide bombs and pick up a couple of windmills.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Low IQ" is the New Muslim Terrorist Defense

Forget airborne PTSD, no job or poverty. Here's a great new terrorist defense. Imran Khawaja was an ISIS Jihadist on trial in Pakistan who liked guns and severed heads. Non-Muslim severed heads.
In one section of footage, played before a hushed court, Mr Altman said Khawaja could be seen picking up severed heads from the back of a flatbed truck and saying: 'Heads. Kuffar (non-Muslims). Disgusting.'
Khawaja, who has close ties to 'executioner' Jihadi John, faked his own death to sneak back into the UK and is now facing years behind bars. 
Khawaja, who also had the nicknames 'Barbie,' Imz,' 'Iron, and 'Cashew,' was a senior member of terrorist group Rayat Al Taweed (The Banner of Divine Unity).
'Following his departure, during messaging with his sister over different messaging platforms, Khawaja made it clear that he was in Syria for Jihad, that this was the path he had chosen, and that he wished to die as a martyr', said Mr Altman.Khawaja told his sister, Azmeena, that he had travelled to the Middle East 'for Allah...first.'
'He told her he had no time to waste; that he knew Islam and Jihad 'is my way' and he could not sit and argue with his family 'who don't practice dis deen (religion).'
He later added: 'Jihad will remain fresh and green as long as raindrops fall from the sky.'
His lawyer's defense? Stupidity.
In his defence Henry Blaxland QC said the jihadi 'poster boy' had a low IQ - the lowest 12% of the population.

So what does that actually mean?
The UK IQ average is 100. Henry doesn't specify his client's IQ, but it's probably in the low 80s. But that doesn't mean much since a number of Muslim countries have average IQ scores around that.

Works For Me......

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dear Leftist: No one is 'giving in to fear and hatred' so you can put a sock in it!

I've stood many times where this very picture was taken. It breaks my heart to see this nessesary

Narrative Killing Time.
by Dan Calabrese
Before we go any farther in the current discussions about ISIS and how to fight them, we need to take a quick pause and destroy a rising narrative on the left. It’s the one where they lecture you not to “give in to fear.”
The premise here is that people who should be proceeding with compassion and love have become so frightened of being attacked by terrorists that they’ve embraced hatred of Muslims, and as a result they’re not only having bloodthirsty fantasies about bombing Ahmed and Abu, but they’re also turning cold and hard-hearted toward the plight of innocent women and children.
All because they’re irrationally afraid.
This has led to some of the most condescending and vomit-inducing lectures from everyone from left-wing politicians to media figures to people on social media who somehow manage to get their screeds widely shared. The best/worst example I’ve seen comes from a fellow named Dave Hogg, a Detroit-area sportswriter and self-identifies on Facebook as “very liberal” and “atheist.
"Is that a guarantee that no ISIS members will get onto US soil? No, it isn't. One might get through as a refugee, and they might move to your state and something bad might happen. There's almost certainly a better chance that you'll get hit by a meteor. You're certainly more likely to get killed by an American on a rampage than an refugee...."
So we have two choices. The first choice is to let ISIS win. We give in to fear and we choose to stand with the people who argue that Islam is our true enemy. We don't gain in that scenario, and we certainly don't get safer. We simply widen the split between Islam and the West, we hand away the moral high ground and we make the world a more dangerous place.
The other choice is to stand with humanity and live up to the words on that statue in New York."
So let's consider his argument: Because you personally are statistically very unlikely to be the victim of a terrorist attack - which is no doubt true - everything you're demanding be done to prevent the next attack is irrational. Hey. Someone might get through and "something bad might happen," but it probably won't happen to you, so stop worrying about it.
The premise of his entire argument is that those demanding stronger action to prevent an influx of terrorists into the United States are being driven solely by personal fear. They don't just think a terrorist might kill someone. They think a terrorist might kill them. And if they realize they're more likely to be killed by an asteroid or whatever, they'll just relax about it.
Let's consider that. If this premise is true, why would anyone have been horrified about what happened in Paris? It wasn't you, after all! What do you care?
Questioning the importation of 10,000 or more Syrian refugees is not about fear, and it's certainly not about people thinking that they personally and specifically will be killed. It's also not about hating or refusing to care about the refugees. It's about taking seriously the idea that these threats are real and that it's horrible when anyone has to suffer as the victim of one of them. Maybe very liberal atheists like Dave Hogg are gellin' like Magellan so long as it's not them getting riddled with bullets in a concert hall. 
I do not want this to happen to any more people. Yes, I understand that it's impossible to prevent all evil before it happens, but many such attacks are thwarted because people take seriously their duty to try. That duty often involves making some difficult moral choices. Yes, there are people who have done nothing wrong and need help, and we would like to help them. But as we consider how to help them, might it be necessary to eliminate or modify certain options so as not to put our own nation at unnecessary risk? To listen to some people on the left, you'd think any consideration at all about the well-being of our own people represents a complete capitulation to hatred and evil.
For just about every way you can be killed, we do what we can to lessen that risk. Not because of fear. Not because of hatred. Just because it would be nice if people were not killed.
So wanting to do whatever we can to prevent a terrorist attack is not about "giving in to fear." It's about recognizing that a threat exists in the form of people determined to kill the innocent, and not wanting to just bend over and take it as some sort of preferable alternative to "fear." That is about the dopiest narrative the left has ever come up with, and it needs to be destroyed. Today.
Then we can get serious about making ISIS fear us, which is what we should have been doing all along.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Unwritten Law

"There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts, a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading, a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right." - Marcus Tullius Cicero 

Trump Is Right: CNN Reported on American Muslims Celebrating 9/11

The Spectacle Blog
So the newest controversy?
That Donald Trump said he saw clips of New Jersey Muslims celebrating 9/11. His critics pounced. But whatever he may have seen or not seen in New Jersey, CNN reported here that Muslims in New York City celebrated 9/11 — in 2009.
The clip, found on YouTube, is dated from 2009 and was apparently broadcast in the aftermath of the Ft. Hood shooting that involved U.S. Army Major Nidal Hassan, an American Muslim whose actions were celebrated by a group called “Revolution Muslim.”
The CNN segment was anchored by Anderson Cooper, with the report filed by CNN investigative reporter Drew Griffin. The focus of the story is the 96th Street Mosque, identified as “right in the heart of New York.” The report was titled “Homegrown Hate.” Griffin speaks to the Imam, who says Islam is about peace. But right outside the Mosque are Muslims — American Muslims “born and raised” in the United States — preaching hatred of the U.S. Saying that the 9/11 attacks were justified. Griffin captures all of this on camera, with members of the group professing their love for Osama bin Laden.
The FBI is monitoring them, reports Griffin — thus illustrating exactly Trump’s point today of surveillance of Mosques is hardly extreme. As the media makes yet another “firestorm” over Trump’s remarks on Muslims in America and the celebration of 9/11 by Muslims in America, CNN makes clear that yes, indeed, it happens. And was in fact happening in that report right in “the heart of New York.”

A Good Monday Morning

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Obama Vows to Ramp Up U.S. Pillow Fight Against ISIS

Plans to Use Two Pillows Instead of One

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter 
Under pressure at home and abroad to wage a more robust war against the Islamic State, Obama administration officials said Thursday that the U.S. is prepared to expand its “rules of engagement” in the fight after the extremist group’s horrific attacks in Paris.
Top national security advisers to President Obama said the U.S.-led coalition is increasing airstrikes against fuel trucks and other “high value” targets of the terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said attacks on fuel conveys reflect “changed tactics.”
White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said surveillance flights by coalition partners have provided the U.S. with intelligence to bomb oil infrastructure of the Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS.
“We’ve increased the targeting of ISIL oil infrastructure in recent days with great success in targeting trucks that were carrying oil that brings significant amounts of revenue to ISIL......”

So while the Russians and French are taking out communication facilities, headquarters and training camps in order to chop off the head of the snake, Obama plans to use the might of the U.S. Air Force and Navy to bomb oil barrels and TRUCKS.  While your at it Barry, why not drop a few 1000 pounders and murder a couple of goat herds while your at it. Yeah, that will show um! 

The Kvetch and the Syrian Refugee Debate:

"If you've watched President Obama's various speeches and press conferences over the past few days, you can be forgiven for coming away with the distinct impression that he doesn't like you. ...

If you doubt any portion of his current refugee policy, you're 'hysterical.' Never mind that a recent poll showed 13 percent of Syrian refugees declaring a 'positive' or 'somewhat positive' view of ISIS, or that at least one of the Paris attackers apparently arrived in France posing as a refugee. Never mind the 26 charges of terrorism brought up against foreign-born individuals in the U.S. in the past year, as Sen. Jeff Sessions documented this week, or the fact that in October, FBI Director James Comey testified that our current system likely can't effectively vet Syrian refugees.

More importantly, never mind the fact that opposition to current refugee protocols doesn't necessarily translate into opposition to helping refugees altogether; had Obama led with an acknowledgment of the system's weaknesses and showed genuine concern towards fixing them, we might be in a different situation today. As it is, a new Bloomberg poll shows 53 percent of Americans opposing the current settlement plan."
— Heather Wilhelm, RealClearPolitics

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Obama Plans to Drop Veto Hammer On Syrian Refugee Bill

In a statement of administration policy, the White House made it clear Obama has plans to veto the House Republican Syrian refugee bill (aka, H.R. 4038 – American SAFE Act of 2015).
"The Administration's highest priority is to ensure the safety and security of the American people. That is why refugees of all nationalities, including Syrians and Iraqis, considered for admission to the United States undergo the most rigorous and thorough security screening of anyone admitted into the United States. This legislation would introduce unnecessary and impractical requirements that would unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world, many of whom are victims of terrorism, and would undermine our partners in the Middle East and Europe in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis....."
Any intelligent person's knows common sense and security trump one's compassion. It's obvious Barack Obama is neither interested in a secure citizenry or doing what's right for America. We are being led by a fool down a foolish road paved with the asinine actions of his making. All great civilizations fall not because of it's citizens, but because of it's leaders.   

The Most Disturbing Muslim 'Refugee' Video You Will Ever See.

"Obama's own policy decisions -- allowing Assad to convert peaceful demonstrations into an increasingly ugly civil war, refusing to declare safe havens and no fly zones -- were instrumental in creating the Syrian refugee crisis. This crisis is in large part the direct consequence of President Obama's decision to stand aside and watch Syria burn. For him to try and use a derisory and symbolic program to allow 10,000 refugees into the United States in order to posture as more caring than those evil Jacksonian rednecks out in the benighted sticks is one of the most cynical, cold-blooded, and nastily divisive moves an American President has made in a long time. ... "
To think that conspicuous moral posturing and holy posing over a symbolic refugee quota could turn President Obama from the goat to the hero of the Syrian crisis is absurd. Wringing your hands while Syria turns into a hell on earth, and then taking a token number of refugees, can be called many things, but decent and wise are not among them. You don't have to be a xenophobe or a racist or even a Republican to reject this President's leadership on Syria policy. All you need for that is common sense and a moral compass."  — Walter Russell Mead, Bard College Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pentagon Responds to ISIS 'Kill List'


Pentagon officials have responded to a ‘Kill list’ released by ISIS containing the names, phone numbers, and addresses of military personnel. Officials have urged law enforcement to provide extra protection to these individuals and the cities they reside in.

ISIS published the list days ago. Cities at risk are on high alert.

According to the list, ISIS has called upon its US followers to kill specified military personnel (mostly US Navy and US Air force who have executed massive airstrikes against ISIS).

Texas: Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Killeen

Indiana: Michigan City, Bolivar

Michigan: Dearborn Heights, Lake Orion

Connecticut: Barkhamsted, Manchester

Nevada: Reno

Georgia: Griffin

Maryland: Upper Marlboro, Warrensburg, Lexington Park

Arizona: Phoenix

Louisiana: Shreveport-Bossier City

South Carolina: Daniel Island, Charleston

North Carolina: Fayetteville, New Bern

Virginia: Burke, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Springfield, Norfolk, Chesapeake

Colorado: Colorado Springs

California: Hanford, Solvang, San Ardo, Monterrey, Newberry Park, Carlsbad

New Mexico: Farmington

North Dakota: Minot

South Dakota: Rapid City

Florida: Merritt Island, Palm Coast, Saint John, Middleburg, Saint Augustine

Washington: Colton, Cheney, Seattle, Spokane, Anacortes

Nebraska: Bellevue

Illinois: Orland Park

Rhode Island: Newport

Idaho: Bonners Ferry

We Have A Pure Idiot for Secretary of State

Kerry sees 'rationale' in Charlie Hebdo murders,
unlike Friday's attacks in Paris.....

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Tuesday that there was a “rationale” for the assault on satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo, unlike the more recent attacks in Paris.
"There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, OK, they’re really angry because of this and that."
"This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people." 
The attack on Charlie Hebdo, which took place in January, killed 12 people and was perpetrated by radical Islamic militants with ties to al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen. An al Qaeda statement claiming responsibility for the murders said they were retribution for the magazine's decision to run cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed, and to avenge the drone strike that killed Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
So, would there be a rationale on his part  to "aggrieve one particular sense of wrong"  if a Christian was to murder an artist for a cross in a jar of urine, or a picture of the Virgin Mary and child done in feces?  Does this man hear what he's saying when he says it? How did we fall so far to the point of being governed be narcissists, idiots and Douchebags who would have once been hung for treason?

No One is Listening to You....for Obvious Reasons.

And So It Begins: A Syrian Refugee is Already MISSING IN LOUISIANA

They continue to tell us the “vetting process” for refugees is under control and the federal government is monitoring everyone once they’re in the country.......

The Hayride:
At least one Syrian refugee that was in the process of resettling in the Baton Rouge area has already gone missing, according to a report by WBRZ.
Here’s what WBRZ in Baton Rouge posted to Facebook:

As reported earlier by the Hayride, there are another 7 Syrian refugees in Kenner and 6 more in the New Orleans area.
The news may seem alarming that neither state government nor the federal government track newly-arrived refugees who have just entered the country, but it is actually not uncommon at all.  And despite claims that Catholic Charities is greatly involved in the refugee process, they are not. Catholic Charities merely helps migrants resettle. They are not responsible for tracking the individuals.
As the Hayride‘s special report revealed today, the State Department’s ‘screening process’ for refugees is not rigorous at all, nor can it be trusted to weed out potential Islamic terrorists.
Hence, this is why the Boston Bombers, Somali Muslim refugees who have converted to jihad, a Rwandan genocide terrorist and the Portland Christmas Tree Bomber were all allowed into the country as “political refugees.” 
Thanks Democrats! 

(h/t Progtards Today)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Friday the 13th May Change France More Than September 11th Changed America

The attacks in Paris could lead to the rise of
anti-immigrant leader Marie Le Pen

By Taylor Dinerman
In spite of Islamic terrorists killing nearly 3000 Americans on September 11th 2001, the essential two party nature of the US political system remained the same. Fourteen years after the Twin Towers fell Republicans are still Republicans and Democrats are still Democrats. It is an open question whether the French political landscape will be the same after the Friday the 13th attacks.
The rise of the nationalist, anti-immigrant ‘Front National’ (FN) which has been slowly building in France since the mid-1980s, cut the guts out of the old left/right system wherein the Socialist left and its allies including the Communists and the Greens, alternated with the Gaullists and the rest of the Center Right. 
In 2002, the French political establishment was shocked when Jean Marie Le Pen, head of the FN beat the Socialist candidate for second place in the French Presidential election. He was decisively defeated in the second round of voting by an alliance of the Gaullists and the left, but the very fact that a man who’d been branded a fascist and a racist had won so many votes left the French establishment deeply shaken.
Since then the FN, which is now lead by Le Pen’s daughter Marine has gone from strength to strength. Yet it still has been unable to gain a foothold in France’s parliament.  Meanwhile the Socialists lead by President Francois Hollande have seen their share of votes collapse. Ex-President Sarkozy’s party, formerly called the MPR and recently renamed “Les Republicans” did well in the departmental elections, but in the total share of the vote in the first round, came in second to the FN.
The great question now is, will the attack on Paris propel the FN into power or will the government’s response to ISIL’s atrocity be strong enough to prevent French voters from flocking to Ms. Le Pen? So far the signs do not bode well for President Hollande who is trying to avoid overreacting'
 Could President Hollande do anything in the next few weeks that could short circuit the rise of the FN? He probably will order an increase in police and security forces activities on France’s borders and elsewhere, but will he find a real way to ‘mercilessly’ bring France’s striking power to bear on ISIL? Will he demand a significant increase in France’s defense budget? Will he invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty, the article that says that an attack on one will be considered an attack on all ?  

Friday, November 13, 2015

This Has Not Been a Good Week.

Not for me. Saturday I sat stunned as I watched LSU get totally dominated by Alabama, then Tuesday I learned that my friend and former business partner, Blues Legend Allen Toussaint had died.  That made the difficulties at the studio this week more overwhelming to say the least, and yesterday I stumbled going up the stairs and broke two fingers on my right hand and had to have my most prized sapphire ring cut from my finger. Then early this morning, I watched helplessly as a fox chased down and killed a feral kitten I had been feeding on my back porch all summer. And just hours ago I get a frantic call from a childhood friend in Chartres telling me she's been unable to make contact with her brother in Paris this evening. 

I think I'll lock the doors, blow off my plans, and curl up with a bottle of Chateau Simone and watch the Hogs and Tigers play tomorrow, and sleep the the weekend. I really need a couple of days away.....

The Battle For The Golden Boot

  Razorbacks vs. The Tigers

After spending the week licking their wounds, Mike and the Tigers welcome to Tiger Stadium Saturday Night the 5-4 Hogs of Arkansas and their coach Bret Bielema, the SEC's own version of Oliver Hardy. The Hogs are flying high after twice dodging a bullet with OT wins over Auburn and then Ole Missy last week, and are out to spoil LSU's season.

And also at stake is tradition; this game is for the semi-coveted 4ft, 24carret Gold, Golden Boot Trophy. 

This is also a revenge game for the Tigers, after losing to the Hogs last year in Fayetteville. 

As with the week of the Arkansas -Alabama game, I'm hesitant to call this one, but I will. 

While the hogs are on fire recently and may play the Tigers close, they didn't have the luxury of two weeks to analyze the Tiger offensive line and counter to the point of knowing every move they make before they make it like their last opponent. The Hogs defense have given up over 400yd. per game, but can also put points on the board. If the young Tigers confidence didn't suffer after last week, they skin some Hog and send them home, minus the trophy. 
I say Tigers by 10    

Elsewhere in the Football world:

Alabama @ Mississippi St.- Two Words -  Dak Prescott. The best QB in the SEC. and some say in all of college football, who runs the type of offensive that's has given Alabama their worst headaches this year. Bama will have to press hard and hope their one vulnerability, the secondary plays well. Mississippi St. almost beat the Tide at home last year and could have their hands full again this week. This may be the best game of the week in all of college football. But if the Tide defense can bring the heat, they wear the Dawgs down and pull away with a win. I say The Tide by 13

 Oklahoma @ Baylor - At the beginning of the year I wrote down six teams I believed could be in contention for a National Championship at the end of the year. One of the six was the Oklahoma Sooners. Of course in usual fashion, after their loss to the hapless Texas Longhorns, the 'expert sports monkeys' wrote them off. I didn't. I also don't believe (just as I haven't believed about my own LSU Tigers for many weeks now) that Baylor is a top 5 team just because they're undefeated. So here comes the Sooners. They have a tough schedule in front of them, but I believe they have been under-rated because of the loss to Texas. - I Call Upset! BIG RED takes down Baylor. 

After not calling the Alabama -LSU game last week, I'll take the hit on my record anyway for it being such a domination, but will balance it out with a win for my correct prediction in week 6 that no team in the SEC would go undefeated this year.

Previously, in  in week #8  I correctly hit the Tennessee-Alabama and LSU-WKU games, but missed on the A&M loss to Ole Miss for a combined record of 3-2 for the two weeks.

Jan's Picks YTD. 17- 4

Fishnet Friday

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Your White Privilege Survey

Below is a White Privilege Survey that was administered to teachers in the St. Paul Public Schools district (MN) by Pacific Educational Group—a consultant for many public school districts around the country. This is what is becoming of our primary education system in America. This is the groundwork for the future war on your children's minds. 

Cavuto Dismantles Free College Mushhead

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The De-evolution of Affirmative Action Higher Education

"I understand why the idiot children at Yale are so sensitive. Really, I do. I sometimes list in my mind all of the poor, suffering people who get a raw deal in this life, and Yale students are always right at the top, with the Bangladeshi orphans and women traded by sex traffickers in Vietnam. Yale isn't a safe space, Congo isn't a safe space -- it all makes sense, as long as you don't expect it to make sense....

"We're all real sorry about your safe spaces and your pacifier and your stuffed puppy, Caitlyn.  Really we are. Yet the perpetual revolution of configured stars continues in its indifference, and the lot of man is ceaseless labor, and though you may find the thought terrifying -- and thinking itself terrifying -- it may turn out to be the case that the screaming in the dark you do on campus is more or less the same screaming in the dark you did in the crib, the same howl for the same reason."  — Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Little Troll Climbs Down From the Ivory Tower to Gain Some Real World Wisdom and Discernment

 Former Clinton Admin. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich

I've just returned from three weeks in “red” America. It was ostensibly a book tour but I wanted to talk with conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers.

I wanted to learn from red America, and hoped they’d also learn a bit from me (and perhaps also buy my book).  But something odd happened. It turned out that many of the conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers I met agreed with much of what I had to say, and I agreed with them.

For example, most condemned what they called “crony capitalism,” by which they mean big corporations getting sweetheart deals from the government because of lobbying and campaign contributions.  I met with a group of small farmers in Missouri who were livid about growth of “factory farms” owned and run by big corporations, that abused land and cattle, damaged the environment, and ultimately harmed consumers.  They claimed giant food processors were using their monopoly power to squeeze the farmers dry, and the government was doing squat about it because of Big Agriculture’s money.

I met in Cincinnati with Republican small-business owners who are still hurting from the bursting of the housing bubble and the bailout of Wall Street. “Why didn’t underwater homeowners get any help?” one of them asked rhetorically. “Because Wall Street has all the power.” Others nodded in agreement. Whenever I suggested that big Wall Street banks be busted up – “any bank that’s too big to fail is too big, period” – I got loud applause.

In Kansas City I met with Tea Partiers who were angry that hedge-fund managers had wangled their own special “carried interest” tax deal.  “No reason for it,” said one. “They’re not investing a dime of their own money. But they’ve paid off the politicians.”

In Raleigh, I heard from local bankers who thought Bill Clinton should never have repealed the Glass-Steagall Act. “Clinton was in the pockets of Wall Street just like George W. Bush was,” said one. Most are also dead-set against the Trans Pacific Partnership. In fact, they’re opposed to trade agreements, including NAFTA, that they believe have made it easier for corporations to outsource American jobs abroad.

A surprising number think the economic system is biased in favor of the rich. (That’s consistent with a recent Quinnipiac poll in which 46 percent of Republicans believe “the system favors the wealthy.”)

The more conversations I had, the more I understood the connection between their view of “crony capitalism” and their dislike of government. They don’t oppose government per se. In fact, as the Pew Research Center has found, more Republicans favor additional spending on Social Security, Medicare and education than want to cut those programs. Rather, they see Big Government as the vehicle for corporations and Wall Street to exert their power in ways that hurt the little guy. 

I also began to understand why many of them are attracted to Donald Trump. I had assumed they were attracted by Trump’s blunderbuss.  But mostly, I think, they see Trump as someone who’ll stand up for them – a countervailing power against the perceived conspiracy of big corporations, Wall Street, and big government.

Trump isn’t saying what the moneyed interests in the GOP want to hear. He’d impose tariffs on American companies that send manufacturing overseas, for example.  He’d raise taxes on hedge-fund managers. (“The hedge-fund guys didn’t build this country,” Trump says. “They’re “getting away with murder.”)

He’d protect Social Security and Medicare.  I kept hearing “Trump is so rich he can’t be bought.” Heartland Republicans and progressive Democrats remain wide apart on social and cultural issues.  But there’s a growing overlap on economics.

The populist upsurge is real.

ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration.