Saturday, April 11, 2015

Good News For Marie Harf: The Islamonazis of ISIS Are Hiring Press Officers!

Remember a few months back when State Department press officer Marie Harf made the bone-headed suggestion that what we should do to stop ISIS is - among other things - create a "Jobs for Jihadis" program in the affected countries? Well...there may be a job in her future (quoting the NY Post):
ISIS is hiring. A job advertisement has surfaced online aimed at supporters of the Islamic State who do not wish to fight on the front lines.
Omar Hussain, a British jihadist who fled the UK to join the Islamic State in Syria, has posted 10 positions that the terrorist organization is looking to fill.
Writing on behalf of the group under the name Abu Sa’eed Al-Britani, the devout ISIS member explains that while not wanting to be a soldier is a “sign of weak faith,” there is still much work to be done even if you’re afraid to kill or wage jihad, the Independent reports.
Number one on the list of available occupations is press officer, needed for the so-called ISIS “media center.” This “internal media” position would provide support from the masses as Western news outlets continue to release loads of “negative propaganda” against the group, Al-Britani said. Another post that he said needed to be filled is the role of schoolteacher. This person would ultimately be in charge of instructing the “next generation … the correct Islamic teachings.”
“Imagine the reward in nurturing a child upon tawheed (oneness with God) and jihad (holy struggle)!” Al-Britani said. “All his efforts and deeds he does due to you teaching him will earn you huge rewards. And many of these children are the sons and daughters of Mujahedeen and martyrs.”(NY Post)
 ..talk about a dream job for her: the blind and stupid leading the evil, much like what she does now working for the geniuses at Foggy Bottom...only without the burkas. Now if we could just get her and her fellow State Department Valley Girl (a/k/a Jen Paski) to go over there, the collective IQ of America might go up by about what, 20 points or so?

Mohammedan Cabbie Assaults Gay Men

For what its' worth, I suspect the Deluded Left will likely make less noise than a field of crickets over this one...after all, its' one thing for them to attack Christians for some of the things they do, but Mohammedans, not so much:
A taxi driver contacted through an Uber app has been arrested for allegedly kicking two gay men out of his car last week when they kissed, according to Chicago police. Mahdi Hared, of the 6500 block of South Sacramento Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated assault/use of a deadly weapon and battery, both misdemeanors, police said. (GopUSA)
Now, I don't know what's worse here: the fact that the article (which was originally published in the Chicago Tribune, by the way) mentioned Uber five times, or that they mentioned the homophobic driver's name only three times; its' almost like the unstoppable force met the immovable object and something had to give, so the Tribune writer decided to throw Uber - and, by extension, the two gay men that were assaulted - under the proverbial bus. Then again, the mainstream media's always had a way of throwing the LGBT community under the bus over the years; just go and do a Google search of how much how little they covered the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980's an an example thereof.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Seared Music: Bad Company - "Burnin' Sky"

...an almost appropriate song for the end of the week, given the storms that passed to the north of us here in Western N.C. today...

Hillary's Campaign Record...

...among other things:
....and the Dimwits think Hillary should be President?

The Only Confederate Flag That Matters

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, ending the bloodiest and most divisive war in American history, let's remember that there is only one Confederate flag that matters in this world...
...any questions?

Founder's Quote, 10 April 2015

[I]t is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government.... Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.... - Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address — 1801

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Seared Music: Joy Division - "A Means To An End"

...remind me again why these cats aren't in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Anyone...anyone...Bueller?!?

HRC To Announce Presidential Intentions This Weekend

...well, the world's worst-kept open secret is about to be revealed:
A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's plans has confirmed that she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday. This will be imminently followed by campaign travel. A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Clinton has long been expected to enter the 2016 race. Polls show her well ahead of all her likely Democratic and Republican rivals. Two Democratic challengers to Clinton, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee have also officially launched 2016 presidential exploratory committees. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is also considering entering the race.(Business Insider)
For all intent-and-purposes, HRC is the presumptive Democrat nominee, which means that unless someone knocks her off of that perch, it might be prudent to begin watching and compiling as much oppo research as possible so that when the campaign season begins in earnest, we can challenge HRC as much and as often as possible.
 

Founder's Quote, 9 April 2015

[J]udges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men. - John Adams, Thoughts on Government — 1776

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Seared Music: Gerry & The Pacemakers - "You'll Never Walk Alone"

....compared to this song, a better sporting anthem has yet to be created....and with Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers earlier Wednesday, they'll be walking to Wembley!


Cheney Speaks Truthful Words On Pres. Obama

As much as I used to slag on Dick Cheney back when I was a dirty, stinking progressive, I still had a modicum of respect for my political opponents...but one thing I've noticed since leaving that den of shameful iniquity known as the Deluded Left is that - among other things - conservatives are far more honest about the world we live in than does the Left. Case in point: Cheney's comments to Hugh Hewill yesterday on Hewitt's radio show:
CHENEY: Well it starts from a flawed presumption on Obama's part. For most of the last 70 years since World War II, we've had a bipartisan record in this country between Democrat and Republican. Harry Truman, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, the Bush’s believed America had to play a leading role in the world and needs to maintain first class military capability to do that and occasionally use it. That the world works best with U.S. leadership. The first president, really, who doesn't -- no longer believe that fundamental truth is Barack Obama.
...
HEWITT: Is he naive, Mr. Vice President? Or does he have a far reaching vision that only he entertains of a realigned Middle East. That somehow it all works out in the end.
CHENEY: I don't know Hugh. I vacillate between the various theories I've heard. If you had somebody who, as president -- who wanted to take America down. Who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world, reduce our capacity to influence events. Turn our back on our allies and encourage our enemies, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama is doing. I think his actions are constituted in my mind are those of the worst president we’ve ever had.(Ace of Spades)
Now think about Mr. Cheney's words there....from the end of World War II to the election of Barack Obama, there was an unwritten code amongst both political parties, Democrats & Republicans, that America had a duty to play a leading role in the world's affairs, that it could no longer retreat within a shell of naive isolationism and that the world was much safer with America at the fore than with America weak. Unfortunately, someone forgot to give Barack Obama that message and on that point, Cheney's dead-to-rights correct: we have one of the worst presidents in American history...no wonder the rest of the world looks at us as they do; if you saw how weak and vacillating the Anointed One can be at times, you'd look at America too and wonder what is wrong with the American body politic...

IRS Funding Pleas "Laughable", Says Republican Congressman

....remind me again why the IRS even exists?
A senior House Republican made clear on Wednesday that the IRS’s push for more funding isn't gaining traction on Capitol Hill. “The argument that the IRS lacks the resources to operate efficiently doesn’t pass the laugh test given the misguided judgment demonstrated by an organization that has lost the confidence of the American people,” Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said in a statement.
..... .... ....
Now, the IRS isn’t answering more than six out of every 10 calls from taxpayers, with just days left before the April 15 filing deadline. That situation has frustrated both taxpayers seeking help and IRS staffers, according to recent newsreports.
But Roskam, the chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee that oversees the IRS, said the agency was still wasting plenty of money that could be used to help taxpayers.
“The IRS claims call center wait times have skyrocketed due to recent budget cuts, but it still spends roughly 500,000 hours annually on employee union activities — time that could be used to answer an additional 2.3 million taxpayer calls per year,” Roskam said. “Rather than improve customer service with commonsense reforms, the IRS is doing its best to hide its poor judgment under a cloak of excuses.”(MSN News)
There are a multitude of reasons why the IRS's funding plea is laughable, but I suspect a lot of their problems wouldn't exist if they just stuck to tax collection and not try to social-engineer their way into political affairs of which they have no business being in..

Founder's Quote, 8 April 2015

The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral. - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 11 — 1787

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Seared Music: The Doobie Brothers - "Real Love"

...if there's a short list of great 70's musical acts, odds are the Doobies' are on that list...period, full stop.

John McCain To Run For 6th Senate Term In 2016

....oh, just what we need: another six years of Juan McShamnesty....
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain announced Tuesday that he will run for re-election in 2016, making official a move that has been widely expected for the Republican as he looks to extend his nearly three-decade career in the Senate.
McCain described his plans to run before an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix. He has signaled on several occasions in recent months that he was planning to seek a sixth term, but is now formally entering the race.
His appearance before a pro-business crowd comes ahead of a race in which he will likely face a challenge from the right amid tea party dissatisfaction over his record in the Senate. The Republican Party is currently divided between pro-business and conservative factions, and McCain's announcement location put him in friendly territory as he begins the race.
McCain will be 80 by Election Day, but says he is in great shape and has much work to do in the Senate. "I work 16-hour days. Look at what I've done for Arizona and America," he told The Associated Press. "Make your own judgment."(Huffington Post)
Instead of going for another six years in the world's greatest deliberative body, please just go away, sir...if we're going to elect Republicans such as Crash McCain, why even bother having a majority?

Rand Paul Throws Hat Into 2016 Presidential Ring

...move over, Ted Cruz, you now have some company in the GOP ring:
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul kicked off his presidential campaign today, vowing to buck the "Washington machine" and expand the Republican Party to include young people and minorities. Paul put both the GOP and the Democratic Party on notice that he'll stick to his conservative principles with a message rooted in liberty, the Constitution and limited government.
"Too often when Republicans have won, we've squandered our victory by becoming part of the Washington machine. That's not who I am," Paul said. "If we nominate a candidate who is simply Democrat-lite, what's the point? Why bother? We need to boldly proclaim our vision for America."
The first-term senator officially declared his candidacy hours before a rally in Louisville, Ky., with a brief message on his new campaign website. "I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government," he said.(USA Today)
For what its' worth, given Rand Paul's overall record - especially in regards to civil rights - I'm honestly not sure whether to support him in the primary process (I still think Scott Walker is the better candidate for Republicans' at present) but if he is the GOP nominee, I'll support him.

Founder's Quote, 7 March 2015

[E]very Man who comes among us, and takes up a piece of Land, becomes a Citizen, and by our Constitution has a Voice in Elections, and a share in the Government of the Country. - Benjamin Franklin, letter to William Straham — 1784

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seared Music: The Cars - "Moving In Stereo" & "All Mixed Up"

....just what one needs on a somewhat dreary Monday: a double shot of good ole' rock & roll to get the blood going...if you know what I mean. :)

Klavan & Whittle: Findin' Your Sound - America's History Of Music


Quoting PJ Media: How has America affected the history of music? Is it through rock n' roll, or though the standard songbook? Clearly, its hip-hop!

....one of the things that's always made America what it is has been the constant mixing & melding of various cultures into a uniquely American style, something you really don't see in other countries and it goes back to something I've long said for years: America is one of the few places in this world where things such as class and heredity simply do not matter; a person comes here and makes their way up the social ladder, helping others where they can and making conditions possible for others to do likewise. That's something you just don't see in most countries, where your class and status are all-but-determined at birth.

Founder's Quote, 6 April 2015

In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will now and then peek out and show itself. - Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography — 1771