Friday, December 5, 2014

Seared Music: Kasabian - "Club Foot"

...a good song to end the week with...enough said. :)

Hillary: We Must Empathize With America's Enemies

...excuse me, but on what Bizarro World does she live on at present?

At a speech yesterday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton made the case for empathizing with America's enemies.

"This is what we call smart power," Clinton said to a small audience at Georgetown. "Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one's enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change -- change the prospects for peace." Clinton served as secretary of state for the first four years of the Barack Obama presidency. She's considered a likely presidential candidate for the 2016 election. (The Weekly Standard)
 Here's a video of the Hildebeast's words...stomach them if you can:

...cross-posted over at Wober Discussion Forum

Founder's Quote, 5 Dec. 2014

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing. - Benjamin Franklin, from his writings — 1758

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Seared Music: The Prodigy - "Breathe"

...there are few things in this world more jarring than suffering from a panic attack; it is, put simply, something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy...and the frenetic, ear-splitting pulse of the song above exemplifies that very point...

Civil Rights Groups Continue Protests In Wake Of N.Y. Grand Jury Decision

...you know, the more I read about the New York grand jury's decision not to indict anyone in the Eric Garner case - and I'm still at a loss as to how there wasn't an indictment in that case - I can't help but think that if I were a cop in the Big Apple, I wouldn't even bother patrolling certain neighbors. To be quite honest, I'd tell Mayor Red and his Gracie Mansion to go jump off the Brooklyn Bridge and patrol their own damn streets...

...for what its' worth - and given my antipathy towards the NYPD at times back when I was a liberal lefty, this is surprising for me to say - but I honestly wouldn't mind a sweeping case of the "blue flu" to affect the rank-and-file of New York's finest, just as a big "f--- you" to both Mayor Red and "the Community"...

Magician's Prank...

...wickedly cool...just watch the video above; given the day I had today, this definitely made me feel better... :)

Founder's Quote, 4 Dec. 2014

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. - Cesare Beccaria
On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Seared Music: The Clash - "I Fought The Law"

...as covers go, this version of the Bobby Fuller Four's original is pretty good...its' also, given the events of today in New York in regards to the Grand Jury decision there in the Eric Garner case, a song I personally wish the cops would start singing to their opponents... *shrugs shoulders* ...just saying, folks. 

The Struggle For Stupidity

Quoting...Sci-Fi Author Jerry Pournelle recently re-published a sixth grade reader from 1914. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle explains how full comprehension of a single paragraph from that hundred-year-old elementary school textbook eludes virtually all of today's college graduates; shows why it is such a sin, and reveals the Progressive Struggle for Stupidity in all of its undeniable venality.

*scratches head in thought* ...works for me. And people wonder why I'm no longer a liberal; that's but one reason why. 

H/T to Yearning For Liberty & Freedom In The U.S.A. 

Founder's Quote, 3 Dec. 2014

I am not a Virginian, but an American. - Patrick Henry, speech in the First Continental Congress — 1774 

Sheriff Clarke: Outside Groups Descended On Ferguson, Mo. "Like Vultures"

2 thoughts here: (1)tell us something we don't know about the various tendrils of the Left in regards to Ferguson, Missouri and (2)'bout damn time someone told it like it is in regards to the Left.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Seared Music: Charlie Daniels Band - "In America"

*listens to song* ....enough said. :)

Founder's Quotes, 2 Dec. 2014

I hope, some day or another, we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world. - George Washington, letter to Marquis de Lafayette — 1788

The CBC Instructing America...In Race Relations?

...yeah, right; they're the last group we want instructing America on race relations....
Late Monday night, after the House took its final votes, members of the Congressional Black Caucus took the floor to speak for about one hour about race in the wake of a grand jury's decision last week not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
"Hands up, don't shoot," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York began.
Charles Rangel, the longtime New York Democrat, followed Jeffries and CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio to deride America's "cancer" and those who don't acknowledge it. "Like anything else you love, if there's an illness, if there's a problem, you would want to know: What can you do to cure it? How can you make it all that our country can be?" Rangel said. "How can we say that we have a cancer until we recognize that we do, then we don't really love the country? How can we be able to say that white and black in this country are equal and that those who work hard and live by the rules have the same opportunities as each other, when we know that we have this cancer?"
Rangel went on to address the idea of reparations for slavery, suggesting that it goes beyond money. "Some people may talk about payment for restitution for past crimes committed against human beings," he said. "But that restitution could be the ability to say that we're going to make certain that people of color in this country would be able to have access to the same type of education, live where they want to live, compete against anybody for the job, and not feeling that they're inferior because people have been taught that just because they have a different complexion that they are superior."
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas said that the American jury system needs reform. "I would hope we would look to legislative fixes with our colleagues to make America better. The Congressional Black Caucus will not be silenced," she said. "America is better than this, a country that we love.... We must fix it, and we must fix it now."(National Journal via American Thinker)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: when they start to work on improving things in their own communities of color, then we should listen to the CBC on race relations in America. Until then, they should frankly go pound sand...lots of sand.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

NBC Sports Bids Adieu To MLS After 3-Year Broadcast Run

I'm of two minds over the end of NBC Sports' coverage of Major League Soccer...on the one hand, with NBCSN's continued emphasis on the Barclays' Premier League over the past year or so, you almost sort of saw the writing on the wall when they won the U.S. broadcast rights to the BPL over ESPN in 2013-2014. On the other hand, given the large rafts of resources that both ESPN and Fox Sports have at present (both networks will share NLS broadcast rights beginning in 2015), there shouldn't be any bobble in announcers from one set of broadcasters to another, as most of the top-shelf soccer announcers (Arlo White being the one big exception in this regard) have been on both ESPN/FS1, so the announcing quality should go up...as long as they keep Gus Johnson away from the soccer booth.