Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

First Major Public Figure Revealed In Ashley Madison Hack

.....well, well, well...if it isn't that scion of family values: the hypocrite himself, Josh Duggar...
In the latest episode of social conservative hollering being exposed as a massive exercise in projection, former executive director of the Family Research Council Josh Duggar is reported to have signed up for multiple paid accounts with the extramarital affair site, Ashley Madison. From Gawker: Someone using a credit card belonging to a Joshua J. Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home in Fayetteville, Arkansas owned by his grandmother Mary—a home that was consistently shown on their now-cancelled TV show, and in which Anna Duggar gave birth to her first child—paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions from February of 2013 until May of 2015. (AmericaBlog)
While personally I'm of a mind to wish for some well-earned cheater's justice to befall Mr. Duggar (among other karmic justice-type things)...I think I'm just going to go with the words of Alvin McEwen over at Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters on the subject; quoting:
The sad thing is that the karmic irony of the situation probably escapes Duggar.  I'm not so naive to think that any apology will be forthcoming.  I'll simply console myself with the knowledge that like every demagogue does sooner or later, Duggar destroyed his own reputation. (Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Adopt Me...

...to the Deluded Left, its' all about money, whether they're talking about adopting a pet or whether Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue....Its'. All. About. The. Money.

Founder's Quote, 19 August 2015

Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions. - John Adams, letter to Mercy Warren — 1776

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Keep Digging Those Holes, Hillary...

Watch the below video...and then tell me with a straight face HRC's presidential campaign isn't floundering towards the shoals of disaster:


Here's the background on the continuing email scandal, but even with the long-held view that the chattering classes are in the tank for HRC, the fact that they're still gnawing at her over this means there's something there, either w/in the emails themselves or in the fact that she may very have broken - among other things - 18 USC 1924 in regards to the handling of those emails...quoting Cornell's Legal Information Institute:
(a) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(b) For purposes of this section, the provision of documents and materials to the Congress shall not constitute an offense under subsection (a).
(c) In this section, the term “classified information of the United States” means information originated, owned, or possessed by the United States Government concerning the national defense or foreign relations of the United States that has been determined pursuant to law or Executive order to require protection against unauthorized disclosure in the interests of national security. (18 U.S.C. 1924)
Now, if David Petraeus could be nailed for his actions vis-a-vis 1924 - and his only regarded his own handwritten notes which contained classified materials - there's no reason on God's green earth for HRC to not face the same criminal sanction...and her problems are far worse than what Gen. Petraeus ever did.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Seared Music: Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"

...there's a quirky backstory here: when Blues Image members Mike Pinera & Skip Konte were trying to write the lyrics for this song, they spent a bit of time looking for a hook to start the song with...as the story goes, Pinera was trying to think of a hook to start the song off with...and the number 73 came into mind. As Pinera puts it, "I liked the rhythm, and I went, '73 men sailed up, from the San Francisco Bay.' ... The song sort of just wrote itself from there."

...and now you know...the rest of the story.

Taking All They've Got...

...as much as I don't care for Donald Trump, the mere fact that he's still giving the GOP Establishment all kinds of political fits is a good thing...

Founder's Quote, 17 August 2015

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Benjamin Rush — 1800