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.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Sunday, August 2, 2015

These Dogs Surfing In California Are Making The Most Of Summer


"On Saturday, these pups took part in the annual Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition at California’s Imperial Beach, outside of San Diego."

These Dogs Surfing In California Are Making The Most Of Summer 


Obama To Unveil ‘Biggest Step Ever’ In Climate Fight…

"Your electricity bill will necessarily sky rocket."
"Via Discovery" 
. . .. The White House will release the final version of America’s Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on the pollution from the nation’s power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions.. . . 
 "But even as natural gas gains in popularity, coal remains a key component in the American energy landscape.
"Hundreds of coal-fired power plants dotted across the country provide about 37 percent of the U.S. electricity supply, ahead of natural gas and nuclear reactors.
 Obama's a busy guy:
YOU’LL FUME: When You See The Health Plan BHO Gave Illegals

Sheikh Preaching Radical Islam to Young Children Gets Interrupted by Bold Bystander

The Federalist Papers  "The Middle East Media Research Institute posted a video of a sheikh preaching Islam to a bunch of little kids in Jerusalem during his so-called summer camp.
"When the video starts to make your heart hurt once you realize what horrible things the sheikh is teaching the impressionable children, an unexpected twist occurs.

"One man, who appeared to be a Muslim as well, didn’t appreciate the sheikh teaching the young kids about how to be a martyr and attain 70 virgins in paradise.
. . . 
 “ 'Shame on you,” the man continued, undeterred. “You can teach these lessons to [adults] like us, not to them.” "The woman then encouraged the children to yell a phrase which, translated to English, means, “We shall sacrifice our souls and our blood for you, Al-Aqsa!” The children also obediently and loudly obliged by repeatedly screaming the phrase.
"The onlooker continued to speak with the sheikh. “Look at these children! Look what you are planting in their minds,” he said.
"However, the sheikh waved the man away, telling him, “May Allah reward you,” to which the passerby responded, “Shame on you!” before walking away. The sheikh then continued to indoctrinate the children."

Be aware the man had no problem with the sheikh's teachings - only that he was teaching them to children.

Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren’t. (Video)
 Even more disturbing (and once again, watch the video for yourself), Johnson says he can’t call Islamic terror “Islamic terror” out of deference to American Muslims because they won’t cooperate with homeland security efforts if he does. So the head of DHS believes American Muslims will stand by and watch their fellow Americans die in bomb blasts over a vocabulary dispute?

Why the Democrats Should Dump Hillary and Nominate Trump

(A 2012 Washington Post “fact check” reported that “Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms or even possess the necessary equipment to do so. . . . Instead, its clinics provide referrals and direct low-income women toward resources to help pay for the procedure.”)

Clarice Feldman   

. . ."Let’s be honest with ourselves. Hillary is tanking and we need to find a replacement. I know this sounds shocking -- and certainly you’ve been considering throwing your support behind Joe Biden -- but I think we should enlist Donald Trump as our nominee."
Let me explain.
We need Black voters and they like him.
They really like him. I know Hillary’s been doing her best to curry favor with Black voters, but it’s not working well and if she does more than what she’s done we can expect a rush to the exits by other voters.
Even if she could persuade some of the usual race baiters (excuse my bluntness but we need some plain talk), she cannot match the enthusiastic responses which twice put Obama over the top.
Despite what you might be reading in the papers -- you know the ones who earlier had been promoting Jeb and Hillary as inevitable -- Republicans are not really that crazy about Trump , and we can use this to get him to jump ship.

. . . 
On the other hand, Trump seems to be far more likely to draw a great deal more Black support than Hillary: 

But, more crucially, his stance on immigration would immeasurably benefit African-Americans. It is they who suffer when America does nothing to stem the tide of illegal aliens pouring over the border: it’s harder for them to get jobs, and wages are pushed down even further.

Normally what happens with sizeable immigrant populations is that existing groups start to move up the ladder: they become middle-class while the immigrants take low-paid and menial jobs. In LA, even in very black neighborhoods, the construction workers are all Latino.

Yet that upward ratchet doesn’t seem to be happening in the overwhelmingly Democratic-run black ghettoes so in flux in America today. Blacks aren’t benefitting from the Hispanic invasion: in fact, it’s making their lives even worse.

That Boss Who Set Minimum $70,000 Salaries for All Employees? Here’s How That’s Working Out So Far

The Blaze

Price, after the big announcement in April. (Image source: New York Times screenshot)
Dan Price, after the big announcement in April. (Image source: New York Times screenshot)

. . . "Apart from the hit his own salary took — $1 million down to $70k — Price began renting out his house to help with his diminished income. He also had to hire a dozen new employees at much higher wages to handle new clients intrigued by his stance. And then some older clients backed out believing fee spikes were around the corner, while others walked away because they took Price’s announcement as political.

"More from the Times:
Two of Mr. Price’s most valued employees quit, spurred in part by their view that it was unfair to double the pay of some new hires while the longest-serving staff members got small or no raises. Some friends and associates in Seattle’s close-knit entrepreneurial network were also piqued that Mr. Price’s action made them look stingy in front of their own employees.. . . 
 The new pay scale also helped push Grant Moran, 29, Gravity’s web developer, to leave. “I had a lot of mixed emotions,” he said. His own salary was bumped up to $50,000 from $41,000 (the first stage of the raise), but the policy was nevertheless disconcerting. “Now the people who were just clocking in and out were making the same as me,” he complained. “It shackles high performers to less motivated team members.”
 Pretty much as I found it to be in a labor union for 50 years. TD

You, too can do a partial birth abortion

Partial Birth Abortion Demonstration, Dr. Lile   "Demonstrates surgical abortion technique for pregnancy termination from 23 weeks to full term."   
Watch if you feel you must.
 Michael Ramirez Cartoon

To Trump Disciples: You’re Embarrassing Conservatism and Yourselves

 "Conservatives don’t need a blubbering, narcissistic nitwit making a mockery of their positions." 
The Blaze   . . . "Please. I think it’s unseemly for a man to beg, so I’m not begging, but I’m as close to begging as you can get. I’m pleading. I’m imploring. I’m beseeching. I’m doing other things I could list if I had a thesaurus handy. I am strongly urging you to drop this Donald Trump nonsense. For your own good, friends. For the good of the planet. For the good of the universe itself. Just drop it.

"Donald Trump is a fraud. I’d call him a fool, but he’s worse than a fool; he’s a phony who makes fools out of other people. And, no, he’s not making fools out of liberals — trust me, they couldn’t be happier with the guy — he’s making one out of you." . . . Hat tip to Cindy ONeill, Pennsylvania

Saturday, August 1, 2015

“Donald Trump: Poster Child of American Decline”

Donald Trump caricature.
Donald Trump caricature adapted from Gage Skidmore's flickr photostream by Donkey Hotey,

Robert Spencer
. . . "American politics has turned into an Oprah show of celebrity worship, lurid grandstanding, logorrheic superficiality, and tabloid scandalmongering.

"But Trump’s popularity is also a sign of how tired the American people are with the political establishment.

"It is the very fact that Trump is both blowhard and boor that, paradoxically enough, has catapulted him to the top of the polls. Americans are tired of mealy-mouthed career politicians talking platitudes. They want a real person as president — someone who is unafraid of the politically correct media establishment, and willing to take on the issues that most politicians don’t dare touch.

Donkey Hotey
"Trump has shown himself willing to do that regarding immigration. But his opposition to freedom of speech in the wake of our American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI)/Jihad Watch Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas — arguably motivated, as Pamela Geller recently showed, by his extensive business interests in Dubai — renders him unsuitable as a candidate." . . .
. . . Nonetheless, his Republican opponents would be well-advised to dispense with their focus groups and pollsters and carefully calibrated and professionally packaged presentations, and to begin talking squarely and honestly with the American people. It’s working for Trump, and it will, if they have any substance and any courage, work even better for a candidate with even a modicum of the decency, good grace, and intelligence that Donald Trump so obviously doesn’t have.
 Trump's presidential bid draws scorn and bemusement in Europe
 "The fact is that this presidential election is taking place against a backdrop of utter contempt for the process from many on both left and right."

President Bush's Opening Pitch at Yankee Stadium

Right after 9-11
 "If possible...put aside however you may be politically and enjoy the moment...and it was a strike...
This is worth seeing... A true man under pressure...
Opening World Series Pitch after 9/11 - 14 Years Ago

I found this enlightening - Most people are not aware that a secret service guy dressed as an umpire the night President Bush threw out the first pitch during the 2001 WS at Yankee Stadium. Great story. I'm surprised that none of the newspaper guys ever picked up on the "stranger" in the umpire's uniform. Remember this was just after 9/11
If you don't do anything else today, just watch this ... it's great ..
Opening World Series Pitch - 14 years ago. This is our country at one of its best moments... This is a great clip, don't miss it!!

Click Here http://stg.do/ZRVc

Hat tip to Robert Hope, fellow Marine from Marine Barracks, Hawthorne, NV

EXCLUSIVE: "Hillary Clinton's camp fears a new 'bimbo eruption' will put the kibosh on candidacy - especially from Gennifer Flowers. . . "

 "Hilla the Hun"?
UPDATE:  Where is the Coverage of Juanita Broaddrick?
. . . "Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old news”." . . .

Daily Mail

  • In recent weeks Hillary's campaign has found itself increasingly mired in the scandals of the past

  • Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying she 'lied' about sexual scandals

  • Linda Tripp told Daily Mail Online Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the credibility of the women who came forward during Bill's presidency

  • Ron Kessler, who divulged  Bill's affair with woman dubbed 'The Energizer' tells Daily Mail Online no doubt that more revelations will emerge 

  • Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year-affair with Clinton could be next 

  • . . . 
    "Fears are growing among Hillary Clinton's advisors that Bill's sordid past is returning to thwart his wife's presidential campaign.
    "Stay away from Bill!"
    "With her presidential bid the couple's relationship is the subject of renewed scrutiny bringing with it the threat of a second 'eruption of bimbos' akin to the one that almost derailed Bill's own presidential bid first time round.
    "In recent weeks Hillary's campaign has found itself increasingly mired in the scandals of the past.
    "Paula Jones, whose sexual harassment case almost cost Bill the presidency 21 years ago, has already come forward to deliver her verdict on Hillary's bid for the highest office.
    . . .
    " Linda Tripp, the woman who outed Monica Lewinsky. . . revealed how Hillary stage-managed and orchestrated the 'bimbo eruptions,' ruthlessly destroying the credibility of the women who came forward and neatly turning herself into First Victim in the process."

    You Don’t Want To Know What’s Happening To Hero Navy Officer From Chattanooga

    Mad World News  " Following the deadly terror attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee that took the lives of five military servicemen, news has surfaced regarding a Navy officer who was at the scene when the attack occurred and fired several shots at the terrorist. What’s happening to him now is absolutely enraging."

    " In the days following the attack, reports surfaced that there was at least one armed soldier at the recruiting center when the Islamic radical opened fire on the “gun-free zone,” and he was identified as Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, an officer in the U.S. Navy. Western Journalism reported that Lt. Cmdr. White was carrying his personal firearm at the time of the attack, and he was able to return fire, although it’s unknown if he actually hit the man who committed the heinous act.
    . . . 
     "Allen West is reporting that he can personally verify that Lt. Cmdr. White is going to be charged for defending the military facility against an attack.

    Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property.
    The text message asked if it would be possible for Lt. Cmdr White to reach out to me. To wit I replied, affirmative.
    Hat tip to  Sean Brown

    The Democrats and slavery


    By Margi Hawks:    "If we are intent on removing all symbols of the Southern plague perhaps we should get rid of the Democrat Party.  My great, great grandmother, supposedly, was a second cousin of Andrew Jackson.  That gave me a sense of pride until I visited his home, the Hermitage in Nashville, where I saw in back of the palatial southern mansion the row of shacks where he housed his slave laborers. 

    "My family and their entire church congregation left large plantations which they pioneered in the beautiful blue grass area of Kentucky after it’s admission to the Union as a slave state.  As founders of Xenia, Ohio they began all over again clearing woods and building homes with places to hide those travelling the Underground Railroad.  Just five miles away stands Wilberforce College now a University, the first black owned college in the nation. 

    "Andrew Jackson was the first President elected on the newly created pro-slavery Democrat Party ticket in 1828.  You can read online about Jackson’s anger because he thought John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay conspired against him causing him to lose the 1824 election.  Adams lost the next election to Jackson but returned as a United States congressman for 17 years where his was a “thorn in the side” of Democrats for his constant petition to emancipate slaves.   David Barton of Wallbuilders.com has collected a sizeable library of primary and secondary sources printed before 1800.  I was able to see some of these original writings of this Bible believing statesman while on a cruise featuring David Barton (I suggest you search his website).  Search “John Quincy Adams” and scroll to the documents on Adams--- the Abolitionist to see what a remarkable man of faith he was and the passion he had for his cause.

    "We might bring the case against the Democrat party into the 20th century with ardent pro-slavery Democrat, Woodrow Wilson, who introduced segregation and the “separate” and (anything but) “equal accommodations” of the Jim Crow laws; I experienced them living up close and personal in the Deep South for five years in the early 1950's.  Those laws would bear investigation online (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws).  I could not believe the inhumanity to man by the Democratic controlled South.

    "I witnessed the turbulent period between the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision and 1964 when finally, after much upheaval, Democrats agreed to passage of a Civil Rights Act after spurning several previous attempts.   Almost immediately Democrat President, Lyndon B. Johnson, introduced the War on Poverty which has destroyed the inner city family, plaguing the streets with gang violence and drugs.   Now still--- after over 50 years and trillions of dollars--- little has been done to relieve poverty in urban areas.  Verbal lynchings by Democrats have replaced the former physical ones on people of color who have escaped the "Government Plantation" and become respected contributing members of society.  Men and women aiming for political positions on the Right are called Oreos, Uncle Tom, Sambo, Uncle Remus, and traitors who are not "down for the cause."  And just what is the Democrat cause?

    "It seems to me Democrats have inflicted and are continuing to inflict people of color with far more damage than the Confederate flag!  What good have their promises done for these they claim to care about?

    "It would be difficult to abolish the Democrat Party but perhaps we could demand that Democrat Andrew Jackson’s visage be removed from the $20 bill instead of Alexander Hamilton from his bill.  For replacement I vote for Harriet Tubman or Frederick Douglass who both escaped the clutches of Democrat slave owners."
    By Margi Hawks; Liberty, Missouri

    Mrs. Hawks adds Links here:

    Newly created pro-slavery Democrat Party ticket in 1828:   http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/03/the-origin-of-the-american-democratic-party/

    Brown vs. Board of Education:  http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=87