It is winter in Upstate New York and there are three feet of snow and everything closed from schools to the Thruway is harsh, nasty but yet heart warming. There is a traditional feel of this is the way things are supposed to be. That is Buffalo gets hammered with snow before Rochester, from the Associated Press:
BUFFALO | Parts of New York are measuring the season’s first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, as nearly 3 feet blanketed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing the closure of a 105-mile stretch of the state Thruway.
The Thruway Authority says white-out conditions have closed Interstate 90 in both directions Tuesday morning from the Rochester area to Dunkirk, on Lake Erie, 35 southwest of Buffalo. The National Weather Service says a foot to almost 3 feet of snow has fallen on areas south and east of the city.
Other major highways in the area are closed, numerous schools have cancelled classes and Buffalo officials have issued a driving ban for parts of the city.
So that gives Buffalo the early lead for the coveted Golden Snowball Award, an award I doubt Buffalo will win.
Snark of the Day from Barack Obama, via William Teach, Right Wing News:
“When I see Mexican flags waved at pro-immigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I’m forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration.”
Secure our border Mr. President, it is the right thing to do.
Dr. Martin Salia, late of Sierra Leone, has passed. Sorry to see Dr. Salia go, but he could just as well died in his native country. There is simply no rational to import infectious aliend i9to this county, from CBS News:
OMAHA, Neb. — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.
Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.
If the regime had the least bit of common sense, which is does not, the late Dr. Salia will be the last Ebola patient to be willfully and knowingly imported to the United States.
Snark of the Day from Howard Dean:
“The core problem under the damn law[Obama Care] is it was put together by a bunch of elitists who don’t fundamentally understand the American people. That’s what the problem is.”
Hat tip: Washington Free Beacon
We are not a monarchy. We left royalty behind when we ditched King George III. Yet still the democrats seem unduly obsessed with political royalty. It would as if having a queen for a mother would somehow make Charles actually fit to someday be king, from Nate Cohn, New York Times:
The Democrats running in the South this election season were not weak candidates. They had distinguished surnames, the benefits of incumbency, the occasional conservative position and in some cases flawed opponents. They were often running in the states where Southern Democrats had the best records of outperforming the national party. Black turnout was not low, either, nearly reaching the same proportion of the electorate in North Carolina, Louisiana and Georgia as in 2012
Somehow I doubt Cohn is endorsing Jeb Bush.
Perhaps most symbolic of the Democratic struggle was Ms. Nunn. She was the strongest Democratic Senate nominee of the cycle by some accounts: a prodigious fund-raiser and the daughter of a popular former senator. She had never run for office and thus had no record for which she could be easily attacked. And her opponent, David Perdue, was a corporate executive who once said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing.
Yeah daughter of a democrat politician a plus. Having run a real business a minus. Sure.
In Arkansas, Mark Pryor, a two-term Senate incumbent whose father was also a senator, won just 39.5 percent of the vote — less than three points better than Mr. Obama. Arkansas was perhaps the Southern state that held on to its Democratic tradition the longest after the 1960s, but it is hard to detect any tradition left today. The state also voted overwhelmingly for a Republican governor.
We would be better served if no child or a politician ever again run for public office.
Lena Dunham recalls of her sister, from Jessica Derschowitz, CBS News:
“As [Grace] grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a ‘motorcycle chick.’ Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just ‘relax on me.’ Basically, anything a sexual predator might to do woo a small suburban girl I was trying.”
Dunham, 28, fired back on Twitter over the weekend, calling the claims “upsetting and disgusting.”
I very much doubt that Lena Dunham is aware of it, or if aware thinks anything wrong with it, but she in effect has accused her younger sister of being a whore,in that her sister accepted money and favors in exchange for sexual acts. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
The story is Lena Dunham’s. I’d think that the older Dunham would owe her sister an apology. The story, whether true or not, is that of the older Dunham sister. The editorial response to the Dunham story is in the public arena.
Addendum: Libtards reaction, from Emanuella Grinberg, CNN:
(CNN) — Lena Dunham canceled several appearances to promote her new book after a self-described “rage spiral” over allegations that she molested her sister as a child.
The allegations stem from passages in Dunham’s collection of personal essays, “Not That Kind of Girl,” in which she describes sexually experimenting with her younger sister as a child. In one essay, she describes bribing her sister with three pieces of candy to kiss her on the lips for five seconds. She also describes probing her 1-year-old sister’s vagina when she was 7 out of curiosity over how it compared to hers.
“One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long island playing blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the better of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina,” she writes in the book.
Kevin D. Williamson — known for taking hard-right positions that stir controversy — seized upon the passages in a column for conservative publication National Review.
Specifically, he accused Dunham’s parents of enabling “disturbing behavior that would be considered child abuse in many jurisdictions…sexual abuse, specifically, of her younger sister, Grace, the sort of thing that gets children taken away from nonmillionaire families without Andover pedigrees and Manhattanite social connections.”
Hint to CNN, when the source of the allegations is the same as the accused, it is a not an allegation but rather a confession. It appears that Lena Dunham was (is?) to stupid too understand the public reaction to what she wrote.
The late Brittany Maynard’s fifteen minutes of fame has expired:
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision.
The woman with brain cancer who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under an Oregon law allowing terminally ill people to choose when to die. She would have been 30 on Nov. 19.
Maynard had been in the spotlight for about a month since publicizing that she and her husband, Dan Diaz, moved to Portland from Northern California so that she could take advantage of the Oregon law. She told journalists she planned to die Nov. 1, shortly after her husband’s birthday, but reserved the right to move the date forward or push it back.
it was Maynard’s right to end her life in a time and manner of her choosing. Sadly it was her choice to make her private medical issues into political theater.
One Shoshana Roberts has made a viral video, from Cavan Sieczkowski, Puffington Post:
Watch This Woman Receive 100 Catcalls While Walking Around For A Day
Ten hours of walking around New York City, 100 catcalls and one huge problem.
Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative makes viral videos for a living and decided to use his craft to shine a light on street harassment, a pervasive issue affecting females around the world. Partnering with actress Shoshana B. Roberts and Hollaback, a nonprofit movement launched by activists to end street harassment, Bliss packaged his production as a PSA and offers viewers a different perspective on the problem.
A chic walks around New York City, with a population in the millions, and gets what hundred so-called “cat calls” in ten hours. This meant to be an indictment all men. When in Rome, you play by the Roman’s rules. Walk the street and the rules of the street apply. Maybe, or maybe not, the twenty men in the video had read Shoshana Roberts and were tempted by her 34DD’s. Rather, maybe more men were put off by her chip on the shoulder attitude.
Roberts needs to remember that all cultures are equal and she should not be judgmental towards the indigenous cultures of her adopted hometown. Roberts seems to assume that all men and all women are cut from the same bolt of cloth.
Now… as to WHY they don’t vote… it is as I’ve been saying all along…
The polling from the last few cycles, tells the story…The vast majority of Americans come down to the right of anything either party has puked up since Reagan. Which in turn is why most Americans no longer vote, feeling there is nobody to vote FOR. “I’m not Team D” isn’t enough to get out the vote…. the people are smarter than that.
Yet, we elect Democrats. Why? Well, ignoring vote fraud, which is another topic altogether, the answer is simple… there are no conservatives to vote for. So, the majority don’t vote, not wanting to sign their name to either liberal, or liberal lite as represented by today’s GOP.
Those that still do vote come down in the area of the radical left, which explains both congress and Obama. Though I note with satisfaction some disenchantment there. The Democrats are publicly worried their GOTV efforts will fail this mid-term. They may be right, but its an open question who wins.
I say again, there is no winning elections for the GOP, as a rule, unless and until they start offering real conservatives to vote for. And its America that loses when the GOP fails to offer real conservatives on the ballot.
Remember discussing the reasons why THE Democrats are against maintaining borders? Here’s some confirmation.
As off-putting as this story is, pay attention to the label placed on the killer by the article…. “Psychotic”. It strikes me as completely appropriate, and true.
Now, ask yourself….. why do they not call ISLAMISTS who behead people, “Psychotic”?
Just how much brain damage has the woman formerly known as the Smartest Woman in the World, suffered from series of concussions, both known and unknowb? Judging from the evidence, Mrs. Clinton has devolved down to Joe Biden in a pants suit, video:
How can Mrs. Clinton handle a crisis at Three AM, when her brain refuses to function when she is aware? Mrs. Clinton we need to see your medical records.
Hmm. We see shootings of cops in PA and in California. We see a hatchet attack in the subways of NYC.
We see attacks in Canada on their military.
But the one thing we do not see is relax from the White House, or from our Attorney General. We were treated to nonstop harangue when Ferguson went down. So, why is this different?
Rosie O’Donnell is fast, loud, vulgar and ignorant. Several young bitches in training audition to be come the next O’Donnell, from Hot Air (NSFW). Being loud and vulgar does not atone for being wrong. Women do not get paid twenty-three percent less for doing the exact same job as men. Approximately thirteen men die due to work place injuries as women. If thirteen times as many men die on the job, they are not doing the exact same job as women
Doctor Charles Krauthammer on the new face of terror,video:
It is simply inane to allow uncontrolled immigration from cultures unable and unwilling to assimilate. Islam is a culture based on domination and not tolerance.