You may find your Thanksgiving easier to digest if you dispense with the political correct male bovine feces, video:
I’m watching with some interest what’s going on in Chicago right now. It seems to me that’s the investigation on the debate surrounding the event have taken on a bit of a different tenor
As with the previous similar cases elsewhere around the country, I’m quite willing to sit back and watch and let the criminal justice system do its thing.
That said, it strikes me that charges of racism are a little hard to sell in this case. At least, systemic racism. After all the mayor and the vast majority of the Chicago government are black Democrats. And I can’t help but wonder if the revelation that Democrat Rahm Emanuel has been sitting on this case for about a year will be enough to get the voters there off the Democrat Plantation. Nothing else has worked, and it seems logical to ask if this is the tipping point?
Frankly, I doubt it.
Is there anyone who doesn’t understand that the reason that New York is going after the fantasy sports industry, is because it doesn’t like the competition? Remember, for all of the states moralizing about gambling, what is the New York Lottery?
One of the blessings of this truck driving job that I find myself in is the chance meeting with people I’ve had the chance to run with in the past. The first time out you strike up a conversation with another truck nearby you on the road and sooner or later other truck within a few miles of you and going the same direction are going to join into the conversation and before long you’ve got a pack of truck drivers enjoying each others company.
In the last several weeks I have run into three different drivers who recognized me, and called for me. Wanted to know where I was going, how I was doing etc. Had a meal with two of them.
As pleasant as the chance meeting of friends is, there’s something far more important, something foundational in all of this. We watch out for each other. That’s the way it’s supposed to work out here, and so seldom does anymore. But I make it a point to work that way when I can.
And, it is the reason that I spent as much money as I did on the radio that I carry. And why I will not drive 5 feet without a good CB in the truck, and running channel 19.
Keeping in touch with the good people that I found on the road is only one aspect of this however. The fact is this radio has saved my backside more times than I care to count. On one occasion my trailer lights failed, and I didn’t realize it. On another there was an accident in front of me and somebody’s call saved me a lot of grief. And so on and so on.
You can understand the attraction. It is that important to me. I have never understood how anybody can drive something this big and this heavy, with a bunch of other similar sized vehicles around you, without being able to communicate with each other. From a safety standpoint that makes no sense whatsoever.
Of course, there are a few idiots out there who also have radios, but I refuse to let them drive me off the band that I have occupied since the late sixties. Especially given all the benefits that it gives me now.
It’s true… technology has added the Internet, the cell phone, the GPS and all kinds of other electronics. But none of them can replace the party line aspect of the CB.
Now I’m hearing this the government is trying to step in and eliminate CB radio from commercial trucks. To me this is completely idiotic, just what you’d expect from the government. To me,having a CB is safer than not having one.
Yes, I still speak CB. Fluently.
Stomper just got quiet.
Nobody should be shocked by this. After all wasn’t John Kerry who came up with similar comments last week?
Should we now do JLM?
Thanksgiving week, and the first snow is on the ground in my hometown of Rochester. If past is prologue it’s going to take the idiots around here at least 48 hours before they learn how to drive in this stuff.
I wonder if they’ve managed to catch the producer of that YouTube video that caused the Paris attacks. Maybe we can ask Hillary Clinton the next time she pops out of her self-imposed exile.
Thanksgiving week means a short week for me, and the short pay check to go with it. I suppose I’ve got vacation time coming, but I’m a little reluctant to use it for fear of some emergency or other popping up between now and the end of the year
I am becoming more convinced than ever that Ted Cruz is probably the individual we need in the White House given the circumstances. Thing is, I wonder if the GOP is smart enough denominated. Again if past is prologue, I tend to doubt it.
Most certainly, this next election is going to be a referendum on the direction that Obama and company have forced us. If his approval numbers are of any indication, there is a ground swell against the Democrats even among Democrats. As such, this election is the GOP is to lose. Trouble is, we’re not going to get out of the message that Obama has left this country and end the world with it by way of half measures.
Is that an endorsement? No, not yet. But frankly, Cruz is the only one so far that from an operational perspective I have not seen any negatives on. The only one. That said we got a long way to go yet.
For those of you who have been asking about how my wife is doing, first thanks for asking. Secondly she’s doing fine. Her situation is not ideal but far more under control than we thought. I must say, it’s gratifying to know I have such friends who are concerned about the welfare of me and mine. You will not be forgotten.
When Karl Marx was busy writing Das Kapital, it was about at the same time that Charles Darwin was busy writing”Origin of the Species”. Engles,, who was Marx’ sole source of income, advised Marx to dedicate his book to Darwin, because as Engles put it, He has given you the scientific understanding for socialism.
I mention all of this in case any of you wonder why it is that so many cars you see on the highway with done with stickers about you know how was the fish with legs, also have a fair collection of stickers supporting leftist candidates for election. Supporting abortion. Have those nutty coexist stickers and things like that. On at least a subconscious level, such people understand the relationship between Marx and Darwin.
I’ll leave the implications on the argument about creationism to your thoughts.
Ponder also the left and its mislabeling of global warming as science in its attempt to grab yet more power.
It’s only when you truly understand history that you understand the links between current events.
You know, some things that I see coming from this administration simply defy commentary.
Addendum, (DavidL): Even a blonde is not always wrong. There are two types of people who support terror. There are those who support terror and a willing to die for it. Think Yasser Arafat’s Palestinians. There nothing wrong with killing them. Then there are those who support terror, but are not themselves willing to die. Think the late Arafat and his family. It is even better to kill those. To win the war on terror, we must not distinguish between those who commit terror than those that support terror. It is not that killing terrorists is ineffective. It is that killing their supporters is even more effective.
Me, elsewhere this morning.
The thing is, it’s not Muslims disavowing Isis, it’s Americans. Leftist Americans.
It’s always so precious when leftist Americans who have no understanding of religion, claim none, indeed, claim atheism, also claim to have intimate knowledge of what constitutes both Christianity and Islam. They will claim that allowing invaders to masquerade as refugees is Christian, but people following the tenants of Islam as outlined in the graphic I posted earlier and shouting “Allah is great” in the process of doing so, aren’t Islamic.
Clearly, the attempt is being made to manipulate something they just don’t understand. Or at least, they hope a large number of American people don’t. The question though to my mind as I asked earlier this morning is what they hope to gain by it
Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard as regards this John Kerry quote, is the read of the day…
There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of—not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for. That’s not an exaggeration. It was to assault all sense of nationhood and nation-state and rule of law and decency, dignity, and just put fear into the community and say, “Here we are.” And for what? What’s the platform? What’s the grievance? That we’re not who they are? They kill people because of who they are and they kill people because of what they believe. And it’s indiscriminate. They kill Shia. They kill Yazidis. They kill Christians. They kill Druze. They kill Ismaili. They kill anybody who isn’t them and doesn’t pledge to be that. And they carry with them the greatest public display of misogyny that I’ve ever seen, not to mention a false claim regarding Islam. It has nothing to do with Islam; it has everything to do with criminality, with terror, with abuse, with psychopathism—I mean, you name it.
And that’s why when some people—I even had a member of my own family email me and say, “More bombs aren’t the solution,” they said. Well, in principle, no. In principle, if you can educate and change people and provide jobs and make a difference if that’s what they want, sure. But in this case, that’s not what’s happening. This is just raw terror to set up a caliphate to expand and expand and spread one notion of how you live and who you have to be. That is the antithesis of everything that brought our countries together—why Lafayette came to America to help us find liberty, and all of the evolutions of the struggles of France, the governments, to find the liberté, égalité, fraternité, and make it real in life every day. And all of that peacefulness was shattered in the span of an hour-plus on Friday night when people were going about their normal business. And they purposefully chose a concert, chose restaurants, chose places where people engage in social dialogue and exchange, and they object to that too.
Abrams, writing in the Weekly Standard responds to this in part by saying…
The more shocking message he delivered was that the November killings in Paris are more terrible than those of January. Why? Because the earlier killings, of cartoonists and Jews, were .??.??. were what? First he said the previous attacks “had a legitimacy in terms of” and then stopped himself. Even Kerry realized that what he was about to say was indefensible: that they had a legitimacy in terms of the beliefs of the attackers, who were offended after all by nasty cartoons of Muhammad. And as to the Jews, well, perhaps the attackers were offended by the mere existence of Jews, or perhaps in Kerry’s misguided view they were deeply moved by the real or imagined plight of Palestinians.
Kerry himself has repeatedly linked Islamic terror to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and come very close to justifying it. At Harvard last month he had this reaction to the terror spree of Palestinians stabbing Jews in and near Jerusalem: “There’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years. Now you have this violence because there’s a frustration that is growing.” Like his statement that ISIS and its terror have “nothing to do with Islam,” this one was also plainly false
Clearly, the Democrat Party has been doing this equivalency thing for a long time now. Ponder for example the idea that Hillary Clinton and a lot of other Democrats including some of the White House have been busy for how long, now, pushing the line that Benghazi was about a video and that therefore their anger was justified. So invested in this are the Democrat party in this myth that they are keeping the producer of that video…. (which precisely three people have seen)…. in jail to support the myth.
And so the question becomes, logically, why in the world are Liberal Democrats so interested in justifying what is clearly unjustifiable without the myths?
That the American people are being lied to by the Democrats is beyond question. The question remaining is what they hope to gain by it.
Mrs. Clinton imagines herself fit to be Commander-in-Chief. Yet she is unable to distinguish enemy from ally, from Daily Mail(UK):
An acid-tongued Hillary Clinton ripped into conservatives on Thursday for what she said was an ‘obsession in some quarters’ with the notion that the global spread of terrorism is a byproduct of the Muslim faith, denying that the two are connected in any way.
‘Islam itself is not our adversary,’ the former secretary of state said during a campaign speech outlining her foreign policy objectives.
‘Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.’
Reading her speech at a brisk clip from a teleprompter at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, she slowed momentarily to mock three words – ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ – that Republicans often accuse President Barack Obama of purposefully avoiding.
While Mrs. Clinton does not see any connection between radical Islam and terror, she does, in her fervid imagination, see a connection between the National Rifle Association and terror Word Trade Center, first and second; Paris, Fort Hood, there seems to an endless string of attacks perpetuated by irate Muslims. I can’t seem to recall the last time the NRA organized a terrorist attack. Can you?
More over, Mrs. Clinton characterized Muslims as tolerant. This is direct contrast to Pew Research Center finding wide spread support among Muslim populations for the imposition of Sharia Law:
Support for making sharia the official law of the land varies significantly across the six major regions included in the study. In countries across South Asia, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East-North Africa region most favor making sharia their country’s official legal code. By contrast, only a minority of Muslims across Central Asia as well as Southern and Eastern Europe want sharia to be the official law of the land.
Sounds like a plan to me. Banish the NRA but promote Sharia Law.
Candidate Barack Obama told us as president he would unite us. It appears he’s gotten a good start with the Senate.
Think about this one. When even Senate Democrats vote against the far leftist President, you know he’s overstepped his bounds.
This has become so typical of the political and social left over the last 10 years that it hardly bears mentioning.
From the Washington Examiner, this morning.
A crew member from “The Hunting Ground,” a one-sided film about campus sexual assault, has been editing Wikipedia articles to make facts conform with the inaccurate representations in the film.
Edward Patrick Alva, who is listed on the film’s IMDB page as part of the camera and electrical department, has been altering Wikipedia entries for months, in violation of the website’s conflict-of-interest guidelines. Alva is the assistant editor and technical supervisor for Chain Camera Pictures, the production company associated with “The Hunting Ground” director Kirby Dick.
Wikipedia guidelines state: “Do not edit Wikipedia in your own interests or in the interests of your external relationships.” As a member of the film’s production team, Alva should not have been editing pages about the film or
related to the film.
Well, no kidding he shouldn’t have been. But the fact is this kind of bending of facts to fit the agenda happens all the time with these people. It’s simply the way it gets done anymore.
Wikipedia certainly is less than reliable on such matters, and always has been for the reasons listed above. But they’re not alone in this. PolitiFact, (run by a left wing paper)…Snopes, (funded by among other leftists, George Soros) and of course CBS NBC ABC PBS etc are all subject to agenda reinforcement at the cost of truth as well.
I suspect that one of the current administration is gone, we are going to find that the number of times and ways we’ve been lied to in support of the leftist agenda by like stepping liberals in the supposedly trustworthy press and other sources as I’ve listed above, is far higher than we would have possibly imagined.
It is quite apparent that Mrs. Clinton, formerly known as the Smartest Woman in the World, lacks a fully functioning brain. Now apparently she lacks any sense of humor, from Judicial Watch:
In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club.
A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”
Hat tip and reax, Right Wing News:
Hillary has jokes all day long…and she seems to find EVERYTHING down right HILARIOUS..the type that laughs at a funeral. BUT…when the jokes are about her, it appears Mrs. Clinton can dish them, but has no “Tolerance” to be dealt them…
Two points, first Mrs. Clinton doesn’t have much use for the First Amendment, witness her threat to pack the Supreme Court to reverse Citizens United.
Second, Mrs. Clinton has a history of hysterical over reactions to tepid internet videos. Witness her blaming the Benghazi attacks on a putrid internet video, “Innocence of Muslims.”
So why wage an public war on the First Amendment which will have the effect of giving an otherwise obscure video more attention and more views? I say It because the Laugh Factory video crosses a Mrs. Clinton red line, to wit her sexuality. I mean is easier to find pictures of Mrs. Clinton with long time aide Huma Abedin, and it is with husband, B.J. Clinton, plus far more emails.