Friday, January 23, 2015

Seared Music: Billy Bragg - "Scousers Never Buy The Sun"

...with all due to respect to my fellow conservatives, after reading the Scum's latest bit of media chicanery, all I've got to say here in regards to the Scum newspaper is, "Fuck the Scum Newspaper"....and in case you're wondering, "why all the hatred?", just read this and then tell me with a straight face why anyone should EVER give that rag of a tabloid the time of the day....go on, read it.

JUSTICE FOR THE 96!



Social Justice Pablum...

...pablum: bland or insipid intellectual fare and or/entertainment (Google)
(Wiktionary) ...anything overly bland or simplistic, especially in speech or writing...

I mention those definitions of the word "pablum" because here's two examples of how banally pablumistic the social justice crowd (especially the odious #BlackLivesMatter bunch...hey, lunkheads: #ALLLIVESMATTER, period!)..anyway, here we go....

Example #1: radical leftists in the People's Republic of Oakland are planning to indoctrinating children in their odious tactics...
Black Lives Matter activists have formed a girl scout troop of sorts in Oakland California to indoctrinate the female children of activists from the city. Calling themselves the “The Radical Brownies”, the group meets for marches, protests and arts and crafts and seemingly eerie looking maneuvers that resemble militant-style poses. (Weasel Zippers via. Gay Patriot)
Example #2: during sentencing following the torture & murder of two white teenagers in the Metro Detroit area, the defendant addressed the court and gave praise to the black lives matter bunch in his statement...
“I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyanna Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner,” Young said. “And I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who was murdered in cold blood – and in respect for the peaceful protest, I want to say hands up don’t shoot. Black lives matter – that’s it your honor.” (American Thinker)
Charming, ain't it? And people wonder why I left that den of iniquity known as the Left? There's two more reasons why...

Founder's Quote, 23 Jan. 2015

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. - John Adams, letter to Benjamin Rush — 1808

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seared Music: The Police - "Synchronicity I"

...let's see...you've got fractals, quantum physics and Carl Jung, all combined w/one really good song....sounds good! 

Will He Or Won't He Run In 2016?


...for what its' worth, I think Searchlight Harry is going to retire in 2016 rather than run and risk bowing out via an election defeat for a couple of reasons. First, according to most reports out of the Silver State, his presumptive Republican opponent, Gov. Brian Sandoval, is leading in most polls. Second, unlike past years, when Reid's used various political shenanigans to defeat his opponents, there's really nothing stopping Sandoval from running in 2016 (the predicate reference here is that Reid pushed forward then-state Sen. Lucy Flores as a lieutenant governor's candidate in Nevada; had she won and Sandoval ran for governor, Nevada law would've made the Lt.Gov. the acting NV governor, which would've flipped the seat from red-to-blue had Flores won in 2014). Finally, as much as people like to slag on Reid for being a cold, heartless SOB when it came to running the Senate, he may look at the coming political environment in 2016 and decide to simply bow out rather than gamble on keeping his seat.

What Gives, Grey Lady?

Say whatever you want about the New York Times, but they're still - in regards to the broadsheets - still considered one of America's resident "papers of record" (along w/the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, among others)....so why then do they, if they're still one of these "papers of record", still give equal time to a known hate group on its' pages?
There it is again -- like a poke in the eye. 
The front page story in last Saturday's New York Times on the Supreme Court's decision to grant review in four marriage equality cases featured a classic pair of dueling quotes: First, Jon Davidson of Lambda Legal extolling the growing national embrace of equality. And then -- yes -- the usual response lamenting judicial activism from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, described as "a conservative policy and lobbying group."
No. No. No. FRC is not just another "conservative" political outfit. It is an anti-gay hate group -- so classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is in the business of tracking such things. (Huffington Post Gay Voices)
...and the SPLC back in 2010 had plenty to say about groups such as the Family Research Council, the American Family Association and other affiliated groups in regards to their continued hate towards those of us in the LGBT community...and yet mainstream (or lamestream, depending on the perpsective) media outlets still give these groups airtime? Would we give groups espousing racial, religious or ethnic hatred airtime? Probably not....yet we give anti-gay hate groups airtime. Why? To provide balance?

I'd say more here, but I'm going to let the resident major-domo over at Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters, Alvin McEwen, have the last word here...quoting:
Anti-gay hate groups are treated differently from religious and racial hate groups because I don't think the lgbt community has made a strong enough case to bring these groups out from the aura of legitimacy which they don't deserve. The Southern Poverty Law Center did the important groundwork.  However, that groundwork is not enough. It is up to the lgbt community via our blogs, our news sources, and our journalists to dig deep and bring a lot of things to light. The actions and tactics of groups like the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, etc. go back over 30 years. Subsequently, we are going to have to overturn every stone - the junk science studies, the false testimonies in front of congressional bodies, the distortion of legitimate research, the constant lie after lie which brazenly conjured up false images of gay men dragging innocent children into bathrooms or deliberately infecting folks with AIDS.  All of these things were done, said, or implied by these so-called morality groups, their spokespeople, and  their supporters.  But as long as our community allows this stuff to stay buried, we will never make the media hold these groups accountable.(Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters)

Founder's Quote, 22 Jan. 2015

The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world. - Thomas Jefferson, letter to M. Correa — 1814

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Seared Music: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "You Got Lucky"

...given the way things are going in the world at present, this might not be too far from reality someday...just saying. 

DOJ To Recommend No Charges Against Ferguson Officer In Brown Shooting

Unless you've been living in a cave or under a rock or still under the delusion that anything in Pres. Obama's SOTU address will ever become law, you probably know a little bit about the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri involving a criminal thug and a Ferguson police officer which resulted in riots and civil unrest for some time...well, according to reports this evening, it would appear that Ferguson's long nightmare may be nearing an end as lawyers with the Department of Justice are set to recommend that Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the Ferguson shooting, not be indicted over the events in question...
According to the New York Times, the Justice Department and F.B.I. found no evidence that was not already revealed in the state and local investigations of the Brown shooting.(Independent Journal Review)
If this is indeed what happens, hopefully it'll shut up the race-baiters and professional hooligans who tried to exploit a tragic shooting into a political vendetta against not only law enforcement in America but on the rule of law itself..I doubt that'll happen, but who knows in this day & age...

White House Takes Childish Swipe At Fox News At SOTU Luncheon

...even for this White House, this is just petty...
Quoting Fox's Shepard Smith: “I sat next to Brian Williams, and we all had these place cards, and his said ‘Brian Williams, NBC News,’” Smith explained. “And across from me was David Muir – the new guy on ABC — it said ‘David Muir, ABC News.’”

“And I looked at mine, and it doesn’t say anything about news,” he continued, holding up the place card. “It just says ‘Fox.’ And I looked at [Fox anchor] Bret Baier’s, and it said, ‘Bret Baier, Fox.’ And all the rest of them said news.”

“I mean I don’t care, lunch was great,” Smith said. “But I guess, message received? I think Bret and I are good to go with the news part.”(Townhall)

Now, this could've been just an oversight on the administration's part here....on the other hand, given how hostile the Obama Administration has been towards Fox News over the years, this is really just par for the course.

Founder's Quote, 21 Jan. 2015

National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman. - John Adams, letter to James Lloyd — 1815

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Is It Just Me...

...but after watching Pres. Obama's State of the Union address tonight, I am now utterly convinced that not only is he flat delusional but is also - pardon my language here - so far off his fucking rocker that he's making Joe Biden look like a Rhodes freakin' Scholar....

...and to think, I voted for the sonuvabitch....twice!
Excuse me....

And The Designated Survivor For Tonight Is...

Over the years, whenever the President gives an address to Congress, there's usually one member of the president's cabinet - along with a few members of Congress - who are kept away from the Capitol in the event that something happens. They are known as designated survivors and according to NBC News, when the annual political kabuki theatre that is the State of the Union Address takes place tonight, the cabinet's designated survivor is...
The "designated survivor" for tonight's State of the Union is Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. For security reasons, one member of the president's cabinet is chosen each year to skip the speech at the U.S. Capitol in case of a national security crisis.
Foxx, previously the mayor of Charlotte, NC, has served as Transportation Secretary since July 2013. Last year, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was the 'designated survivor.'
Since 2003, two members of each house of Congress have also been absent from the State of the Union speech in case of a security event. (NBC News)
My question....as a student of history, I've tried to imagine just what kind of conversations the president and his (or someday, her) designated survivor might have...would it be anything like this?

Founder's Quote, 20 Jan. 2015

The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love; the Source of all that endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the grand Point of Property; the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion; and, to sum up all, the Appointment of infinite Wisdom for these great and good Purposes. - Benjamin Franklin, Rules and Maxims for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness — 1730

Monday, January 19, 2015

Letter From Birmingham Jail

...as we take a moment to honor the life and history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us remember that though we've moved far towards the arc of justice, there is still a ways' to go in this world...

Pork Chops & PC

Interesting article over at Patriot Post about just how far the insane madness that is political correctness seems to have gone in the West...quoting:
Progressivism’s downward spiral has been considerably accelerated by Oxford University Press (OUP). In a move that garnered heartily deserved ridicule, OUP warned their writers to avoid making any references to pork, pigs and sausages, lest it “offend” Jews and Muslims.
The guidelines became public during a discussion about free speech on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” following the Paris atrocities. “I’ve got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people,” said program presenter Jim Naughtie. “Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following: Pigs plus sausages, or anything else which could be perceived as pork.” He concluded, “Now, if a respectable publisher, tied to an academic institution, is saying you’ve got to write a book in which you cannot mention pigs because some people might be offended, it’s just ludicrous. It is just a joke.” (Patriot Post)
Yeah, they went there. Apparently, in the fevered swamps of the Left, pigs are now verboten...of course, Oxford Press tries to defend this by saying that:
 “Many of the educational materials we publish in the UK are sold in more than 150 countries, and as such they need to consider a range of cultural differences and sensitivities. Our editorial guidelines are intended to help ensure that the resources that we produce can be disseminated to the widest possible audience.” (Patriot Post)
Sure...the odds of that by OUP being an honest statement are akin to the odds of me ever landing a date with USWNT star Alex Morgan...in other words, they don't exist. I mean, seriously, have we become so PC in this world that we're now banning the mere mention of pigs and pork and pork-related products... *scratches head in thought* ...that reminds me; I'm going to go fix a couple of boneless pork-chop sandwiches; better do that before OUP bans that as well...

Founder's Quote, 19 Jan. 2015

It has ever been my hobby-horse to see rising in America an empire of liberty, and a prospect of two or three hundred millions of freemen, without one noble or one king among them. You say it is impossible. If I should agree with you in this, I would still say, let us try the experiment, and preserve our equality as long as we can. A better system of education for the common people might preserve them long from such artificial inequalities as are prejudicial to society, by confounding the natural distinctions of right and wrong, virtue and vice. - John Adams, letter to Count Sarsfield — 1786