Thursday, September 29, 2016

State AGs sue to stop Obama's internet transition

Via Billy

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Four Republican state attorneys general are suing to stop the Obama administration from transferring oversight of the internet to an international body, arguing the transition would violate the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit — filed Wednesday in a Texas federal court — threatens to throw up a new roadblock to one of the White House’s top tech priorities, just days before the scheduled Oct. 1 transfer of the internet’s address system is set to take place.

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Liar Liar Pants On Fire

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Dated.


The Stupid Empire

Via Jonathan

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Reprinted from brionmcclanahan.com

As the first leg of the American invasion force rolled through Iraq in 2003, Sergeant Brad Colbert of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corps leaned out the window of his Humvee and urged the Iraqi people to “vote Republican.” This moment was captured by the embedded reporter, Evan Wright, and made famous in a series of articles that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and later in the HBO mini-series Generation Kill. (I recommend this series to anyone who wants a realistic view of the early stages of the war in Iraq. It is not for the faint of heart, however. The vulgarity and violence may turn some viewers off, but it also helps explain why people in other parts of the world hate the United States.) Wright later recounted that Colbert was not making a joke; he firmly believed what he was saying. While this surprised Wright, it typifies the “stupid empire” of the Republican Party and progressives in general.

From the war to “end slavery” to the war to “liberate Iraq,” the United States has been waging war for the last one-hundred and fifty years to theoretically bring “liberty and democracy” to “heathen” parts of the world. These are, rhetorically, wars for “humanity’s sake,” but more than anything they bring a perverted form of empire, one in which United States taxpayers are on the hook for trillions of dollars with nothing to show for it except more war, higher taxes, inflation, and resentment from many of the people the military sought to “liberate.” Liberation becomes a relative term, and most of the people “freed” by the United States become dependents of the federal government or are betrayed by the loose promises of “freedom and democracy.”

Armed Victim Waits For His Turn Against Armed Robbers


Watch Lecture One: “Marbury v. Madison: Judicial Review”

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Syrian Conflict Explained: Highly restricted briefing document on Syria…...

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President Assad (who is bad) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels (who are good) started winning (Hurrah!).

But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called the Islamic State (who are definitely bad!) and some continued to support democracy (who are still good).

So the Americans (who are good) started bombing Islamic State (who are bad) and giving arms to the Syrian Rebels (who are good) so they could fight Assad (who is still bad) which was good.

 By the way, there is a breakaway state in the north run by the Kurds who want to fight IS (which is a good thing) but the Turkish authorities think they are bad, so we have to say they are bad whilst secretly thinking they're good and giving them guns to fight ISIS (which is good) but that is another matter.

Getting back to Syria......

So President Putin (who is bad, cos he invaded Crimea and Ukraine and killed lots of folks including all those people on board the Malaysian airliner and that nice Russian man in London with polonium poisoned sushi) has decided to back Assad (who is still bad) by attacking IS (who are also bad) which is sort of a good thing? 

But Putin (still bad) thinks the Syrian Rebels (who are good) are also bad, and so he bombs them too, much to the annoyance of the Americans (who are good) who are busy backing and arming the rebels (who are also good).

Now Iran (who used to be bad but, now that they have agreed not to build any nuclear weapons and bomb Israel, are now good) are going to provide ground troops to support Assad (still bad) as are the Russians (bad) who now have ground troops and aircraft in Syria.

So a Coalition of Assad (still bad), Putin (extra bad) and the Iranians (good, but in a bad sort of way) are going to attack IS (who are bad) which is a good thing but also the Syrian Rebels (who are good) which is bad.

Now the British (obviously good, except that nice Mr Corbyn in the corduroy jacket who is probably bad) and the Americans (also good) cannot attack Assad (still bad) for fear of upsetting Putin (bad) and Iran (good / bad) and now they have to accept that Assad might not be that bad after all compared to IS (who are super bad). So Assad (bad) is now probably good, being better than IS (but let’s face it, drinking your own wee is better than IS so no real choice there) and since Putin and Iran are also fighting IS, that may now make them good.

America (still good) will find it hard to arm a group of rebels being attacked by the Russians for fear of upsetting Mr Putin (now good) and that nice mad Ayatollah in Iran (also good) and so they may be forced to say that the Rebels are now bad, or at the very least abandon them to their fate.

This will lead most of them to flee to Turkey and on to Europe or join IS (still the only constantly bad group).

To Sunni Muslims, an attack by Shia Muslims (Assad and Iran) backed by Russians will be seen as something of a Holy War: and the ranks of IS will now be seen by the Sunnis as the only Jihadis fighting in the Holy War and, hence, many Muslims will now see IS as good (Doh!).

Sunni Muslims will also see the lack of action by Britain and America in support of their Sunni rebel brothers as something of a betrayal (mmm…might have a point) and hence we will be seen as bad. So now we have America (now bad) and Britain (also bad) providing limited support to Sunni Rebels (bad) many of whom are looking to IS (good / bad) for support against Assad (now good) who, along with Iran (also good) and Putin (also, now, unbelievably, good) are attempting to retake the country Assad used to run before all this started? ……

I hope that clears all this up for you. 

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.
~ Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), Irish essayist, novelist, & satirist

St. Louis U President Condemns Allen West for Offending Muslim Students’ Association on Campus

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#BlackLivesMatter is a front for a Marxist takeover of our Country

Via Billy

Black Lives Matter protesters march in downtown Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in response to the police shooting deaths of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla., and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

The #BlackLivesMatter movement is not a movement against institutionalized racism in America. It cannot be, because institutionalized racism in America, for the most part, doesn’t exist. We have a black president (notice I didn’t say African-American), our schools are integrated, our military is integrated and opportunity abounds for those who seize it in this country.

No, BLM is simply a front for a Marxist takeover and destruction of what made this country great — freedom and individual responsibility. It is a threat from within. It is seditious garbage. It is Marxism pure and simple. The movement is being funded from outside and the youth of our country are being manipulated and brainwashed.

Most of the “protesters” in Charlotte were from out of state and paid from outside.

10th NC Patcon

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Brock is holding his 10th North Carolina Patcon. If you are in the area and can make it, it is something that I would not miss.  I had the great honor of being able to attend one of Brock's Patcons and it was very instructive and enjoyable.


Go here to find out more: 10th NC Patcon

Voting for growth: Trump would shake up Hillary’s entrenched Washington

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Melbourne, Fla. (AP Photo/John Locher)

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Voters must shake up Washington if they want a more prosperous future.

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve have pronounced 2 percent annual economic growth — perhaps a bit less — the new normal. Factoring in labor force growth that implies 1 percent growth for productivity and +* pre-tax wages, hardly anyone is average these days.

Workers are supporting — through taxes for government benefits — more retirees and prime-age adults who choose not to work at all.

Earned income from wages and other sources continues to become less equal. New technologies — robots in warehouses, apps that replace taxi dispatchers and the like — are eliminating jobs and driving down wages for ordinary workers. Meanwhile, those with degrees from the most prestigious universities or with training in science, engineering and technology enjoy rising incomes.

FBI Director James Comey EXPOSED: Received millions from Clinton Foundation, on their Corporate Partner Board, brother works for law firm that does Clinton Foundation taxes

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REFRESHER:

Lead FBI agent John Giacalone abruptly resigned from the FBI in the middle of the investigation (February, 2016).
Pay-for-play involving the Clinton Foundation were not properly vetted, ultimately white washed
FBI agents were blocked from serving search warrants to retrieve key evidence
FBI agents were not allowed to interrogate witnesses and targets without warning
FBI agents had been trying to interview Clinton since December 2015, approval delayed by top brass
FBI agents believed Clinton case was being “slow-walked” to run-out-the-clock
FBI agents stunned that targets Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were permitted to sit in on Hillary Clinton’s FBI interview.
Clinton and her closest aides cited "amnesia." In Clinton’s case she claimed due to medical complications.
Attempts to secure Clinton’s medical records to confirm her head injury were sabotaged by FBI Director James Comey
...and then, 3 days before the "investigation" ended, the Attorney General of the US met with the husband of the target of the investigation.

--John
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It appears that James Comey did not recommend federal charges against Hillary Clinton, in part because he is connected to the Clinton Foundation through the Swiss bank HSBC. More than 200 republicans sent a letter demanding to know why he didn’t recommend federal charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email servers. Clinton “clearly placed our nation’s secrets in peril,” the letter states. “No one is above the law, and the American people deserve a more robust explanation for your decision to not recommend criminal charges.”

According to Mini Planet ,a review of FBI Director James Comey’s professional history and relationships shows that the Obama cabinet leader — now under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton — is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His personal and professional relationships — all undisclosed as he announced the Bureau would not prosecute Clinton — reinforce bipartisan concerns that he may have politicized the criminal probe.

These concerns focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.

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2016 Linden, TN WW2 Reenactment





It was a fun event, but very hot. The whole town really gets into and supports this.  One of the highlights for me was meeting  a bombardier from a B-24. He had on one of those "WWII Veteran" caps. Then I noticed he had the names of three different Stalags (German POW camps) embroidered on the back. When I inquired he told the tale and was quite humorous about certain aspects of his ordeal. He was one of a very large group of veterans that the event organizer had bused in for special VIP treatment at the event.  

--Jeffery

Undocumented Shopping: Legacy of an African President

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Headline on Drudge. THUGS OF CHARLOTTE WHITE MAN DRAGGED, BEATEN BEGGING FOR MERCY

Just another day at the Exceptional Nation. Racial attacks, racial threats, looting, burning. When I am politically upset, I loot stores. Don’t you? 

It is worth understanding what we deal with. The video makes it clear.

The  rioters grow in imagination. This time they tried to throw a photographer into a fire. There was stealing, of course. They steal in response to anything they don’t like. What they can’t lift, they break. 

And they attack whites. It doesn’t matter to them who did what to whom. An African cop in an African city with an African police chief shoots an African criminal, and the rioters attack whites. In Milwaukee a black cop shot a black criminal and the tribesmen called for burning white suburbs. We seeing an episodic, one-sided–so far–race war. We will not admit it as then we would have to do something about it, and we do not know what.

Jon Voight: Donald Trump has no blood on his hands, as does Hillary.

Via Billy

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has stepped forward to clearly support and defend GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Image from Fox News Channel)

A Hollywood powerhouse came forward this week to speak well of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In an interview with Fox News, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight called the candidate “an extraordinary fellow who has accomplished much in his life,” adding that Mr. Trump remains “clear and strong” even at the end of a 12-hour day — and is exceptionally considerate to event staff and other personnel he encounters on the campaign trail.

Mr. Voight grew blunt regarding Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during his interview with Fox anchor Neil Cavuto.

Video Surfaces Contradicting Hillary’s Claim That Trump “Fat Shamed” Miss Universe Winner

Via Billy


From BizPac Review:
A 1997 video has surfaced showing former Miss Universe Alicia Machado laughing and being complimented by Donald Trump even while she tells the world what a monster he was to her.
Despite Machado’s claims that Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and shamed her for gaining weight as a contestant in the pageant, the video shows a very different relationship. In fact, Trump makes fun of his own weight and lack of exercise several times and pays the Venezuelan beauty queen a few compliments along the way.
It sure doesn’t look like the video backs up the former pageant queen’s claims her eating disorders were brought on by Trump’s awful behavior towards her

How Reuters "Tweaked" Its Latest Poll (Again) To Show A Clinton Lead: Actually A 2.5% lead for Trump

Via Billy

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Reuters has taken some heat in recent months for "tweaking" their polling methodology seemingly every time the data reveals "inconvenient" results for Hillary (see our previous posts on the topic here and here).  But the latest Reuters/Ipsos polling "tweak" is truly amazing.  Having run out of options for slyly "tweaking" questions and categories to sway respondents in their preferred direction, Reuters has apparnetly resorted to blatant poll tampering by altering their polling samples to include a disproportionate number of democrats.

In their latest poll, released just two days ago, Reuters found Hillary to have a 6 point lead in a head-to-head contest with Trump.  But, when you dig a little deeper you find that Reuters' polling sample included 44% democrats and only 33% republicans.  Which would be fine, of course, if it had any basis in reality.  But, as The Pew Research Center points out very clearly (see table above below), registered democrats represent about 33% of the electorate while republicans are 29%...a modest 4 point gap versus the 11 point advantage in the Reuters sample.

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"Bad Experience"

Via Billy

Fallout From The Va Flaggers Anniversary Celebrations - Changing Hearts & Minds

Via Susan



Last week was a big one for us in many ways. We have already reported on the great turnout and successful fund raising at our picnic on Sunday, but it turns out that there are more far reaching effects than can be measured by head counts and calculator totals, and we wanted to share a couple of things with our friends and supporters.

On Saturday, the day before the picnic, we held our regularly scheduled flagging of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  On October 1st, we will mark FIVE years of (twice weekly) protests on the sidewalk on the Boulevard, and since we had friends and supporters coming in from out of town, we had a pretty good crowd, with over a dozen flaggers out forwarding the colors, lining the sidewalk in front of the VMFA.

Judge Andrew Napolitan: ‘Exonerate her at all costs, no matter what you see, because she’s got to be available to run against Donald Trump,'”


 Via John

No one should ever forget the "tarmac meeting" between a compromised AG Loretta Lynch and Slick Willy his-self. It showed the fix was not only 'in' - it was going to be done in full view of everyone and therefore be as incredibly dismissive of both common sense and the American People.  That is how confident these criminals are that they now own us.  Hill and Bill have laughed their asses off at our expense. They've done it many times before and plan on continuing to do so for as long as we let them.


~ J.....
 
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Opponents of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were shocked when no charges were filed against her by the FBI following the investigation into her controversial homebrew email server.

Now, one conservative law expert thinks he knows why – the FBI was ordered to exonerate Clinton at all costs.

“Why the FBI would look the other way in the face of destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice is very telling,” Judge Andrew Napolitano said in an appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Monday.

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Washington's Rye: How Did George Washington Make Whiskey?


Every student of history knows at least a brief sketch of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, but most people don’t realize that Alexander Hamilton’s excise tax on distilled spirits hit George Washington in the wallet as well, albeit years after the rebellion. He owned the largest distillery in Northern Virginia from 1797-1799 and shipped hundreds of gallons of moonshine to Alexandria during the fall as excess grains were converted to the “water of life.”

Thankfully you can still get your hands on a gallon of Washington’s Rye. Every fall, Mount Vernon produces bottles of the clear rot gut, along with apple brandy and other spirits. You have to pick the liquor up in person, but for those of you who live within driving distance of Washington’s estate, it might be worth a trip to the Potomac River highlands.

Washington was a Virginian first and foremost, a fact often lost in our “national” histories. Having a glass of rye produced on his land adds a nice touch to any Southern gathering if for no other reason than a conversation starter.

John C. Calhoun: Anti-Imperialist


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The mission of the Abbeville Institute, to redeem what is worthwhile in the Southern tradition, is an embattled one. The dominant powers in American discourse today have succeeded in confining the South to a dark little corner of story labeled “Slavery and Treason.” This is already governing the public sphere of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Such an approach not only libels the South, it is a fatal distortion of American history in general, and, I dare say, even of African-American history.

The old Radical Republican propaganda that portrays John C. Calhoun as a scheming fanatic who brought on civil war by his determination to spread slavery has re-emerged. A little over a half century ago, the historiographical picture was quite different. Margaret Coit’s admiring biography won a Pulitzer Prize. A leading expert on the subject wrote that Calhoun understood the mysteries of banking and money better than anyone else at the time. Numerous scholars, mostly of a liberal and progressive disposition, praised Calhoun’s concurrent majority as a brilliant and useful concept. A United States Senate Committee chaired by John F. Kennedy named Calhoun one of the five greatest Senators of all time.

One is tempted to conclude that historical knowledge is not cumulative and to agree with Orwell that who controls the present controls the past, and who controls the past controls the future. Certainly the present discourse reflects not historical judgment but a political/ideological agenda.

In the Jacksonian era, so-called, I have learned that one must not only look for political bias, one must look for comic book versions of history.