Sunday, December 21, 2014

Learning more from our founding fathers...

We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.”
~Founding Father John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785

No shit, Sherlock - they're ALL bought and paid for.

Report: The Obama Administration Is Corrupt as Fuck

J.K. Trotter
Wednesday 3:45pm (12/17/2014)
Today the New York Times published an incredible, and incredibly detailed, account of unrestrained favor-trading within the Obama administration. In a nut: The president's cabinet, including the State Department under Hillary Clinton, suspended travel bans placed on certain Ecuadorian nationals who committed fraud (and worse) after those nationals' family members pledged five- and six-figures sums to Democratic organizations.
The Times report centers on the well-connected Isaías family, who are frequent and generous donors to Democrats. Reporter Frances Robles begins by highlighting the story of Estefanía Isaías, who was restricted from traveling to the United States in 2008. Her entry ban was enacted after federal officials discovered that she had illegally obtained work visas for her maid staff, having lied about the circumstances under which she was bringing them to the United States.
The ban soon caught the attention of a prominent Democrat, Senator Bob Menendez (on whom the family lavished campaign money). Robles writes:
    For more than a year, Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and his staff engaged in a relentless effort to help Ms. Isaías, urging senior government officials, including Mrs. Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, to waive the ban. The senator's assistance came even though Ms. Isaías's family, a major donor to him and other American politicians, does not live in his state. The Obama administration then reversed its decision and gave Ms. Isaías the waiver she needed to come to the United States - just as tens of thousands of dollars in donations from the family poured into Mr. Obama's campaign coffers.
The Times later provides a tick-tock of particularly suspicious donations, such as a $40,000 check written to the Obama Victory Fund in May 2012, just one day before the Obama administration lifted the ban against Estefanía Isaías. The reversal echoed the same administration's stance toward the woman's brothers, Roberto and William, who are considered fugitives in their home country:
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Re-post of one of my favorites...

Don't forget to tithe - God needs the cash

Don't count on God

Just another thought on Christianity

Bibilical lesson of the day

Cthulhu wishes you happy holidays

Shooting report - another reminder of how badly we need new gun control laws

Gun control - because we are all human and make mistakes daily.

The elephant party

He's a good man

We must continue to work to make the world a better place - all life is precious

Just consider the cost of our wars...

Live by your word...

"War is the arch enemy of national progress..."

The times - they are a-changin'

Change will come slowly

How sad - we have become a nation where guns and violence are viewed as a solution to every problem

GOP - as always - confused on the concepts

Saturday, December 20, 2014

This seems to fit

Believe whatever you like - my favorite fantasy is Santa Claus (he's a nicer guy)

If there were a god...

Adam and Eve - Muslim edition

Test your faith today?

Life after death

Is there meaning in your life?

Shooting report - to remind you that laws are what we use to try to curb mayhem

Gun control - because those damn things are dangerous

Let's stop teaching hate

Anothr success for the ACA

Bernie Sanders is spot-on again.

Obama and his immigration order

How committed ARE you to your religion?

How committed ARE you to your religion?

Onama on the SONY hackers

Foreign policy - Liberals tend to see it a little differently

A little weekend poetry

Ignorance - it's why Republicans get elected

New CEO of SONY pictures

Friday, December 19, 2014

Clueless cop targets liberal: NYPD union chief says mayor thinks he's running "a f**ing revolution"

[Seriously - had enough yet? - Bozo]

The U.S. faces an epidemic of not only police violence -- but police insurrection against civilian oversight

Joan Walsh
If you thought nothing could top Cleveland police union chief Jeff Follmer's brazen defense of police authority - "the nation needs to realize, when we tell you to do something, do it" - you need to read this story about New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association head Patrick Lynch's meltdown in the wake of criticism over the NYPD's killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island.
Because Mayor Bill de Blasio won't let cops do "what's right," Lynch tells his members to use "extreme discretion" when policing "our enemies" - which, in context, sounds like advocating a work slowdown.
"If we won't get support when we do our jobs, if we're going to get hurt for doing what's right, then we're going to do it the way they want it," he told his members in a meeting last Friday that was secretly recorded, and leaked to Capital New York. "Let me be perfectly clear. We will use extreme discretion in every encounter …"
"Our friends, we're courteous to them. Our enemies, extreme discretion. The rules are made by them to hurt you. Well now we'll use those rules to protect us."
He doesn't define who the NYPD's enemies are. He presumes his audience will know.
On the one hand, Lynch's comments are good news - if police are really going to use "extreme discretion" - or as Lynch says, just follow "the rules" - that's what we all want. (A PBA spokesman says that's exactly what Lynch was advocating: "The message I got was do the job right.")
On the other hand, the histrionic, self-pitying tone of his comments makes clear he's urging cops to follow a ludicrous interpretation of "the rules" to the detriment of the communities they're supposed to serve.

Learning about America's founding fathers through their own words

I mention these things, to shew the nature of the correspondence which is carried on between societies instituted for the benevolent purpose of communicating to all parts of the world whatever useful is discovered in any one of them. These societies are always in peace, however their nations may be at war. Like the republic of letters, they form a great fraternity spreading over the whole earth, and their correspondence is never interrupted by any civilized nation. Vaccination has been a late and remarkable instance of the liberal diffusion of a blessing newly discovered. It is really painful, it is mortifying, to be obliged to note these things, which are known to every one who knows any thing, and felt with approbation by every one who has any feeling. But we have a faction to whose hostile passions the torture even of right into wrong is a delicious gratification. Their malice I have long learned to disregard, their censure to deem praise.

Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Hollins, February 19, 1809

Religious marriage counseling