Category Archives: military & politics

words mean things

Eric “Je suis la loi” Holder referred to the Bush Administration as the “Old Regime.” Why that particular choice of words? Welllll, let’s look at history. What followed the “Ancien Régime” in France? I don’t think his choice of words was an accident.

then again, mebbe it’s just about school lunches

High school senior forms petition with over ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele Obama speaking at their high school graduation ‘because it would overshadow the students’ big day’ … A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five [...]

Wait … we can do that?

Hey, a SCOTUS guy said it, not me. (What? Well, yeah, okay, I’ve said it, too; but nobody listens to me … nor should they, now that I think about it.) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should [...]

feller once asked …

… what’s with your Bison Party thing? Wellp … it’s something like this. ~ vid ~ There’s some iconic imagery in there. And, no, this episode isn’t over.*

Muslim Brotherhood re-moves their ‘hood

Wellp, heeere’s an interesting item, brothers an’ sisters. Looks like the MB’s new international office, now located above an old, disused kebab shop in the north-west London area of Cricklewood*, is being moved to-ooo … [adjusts glasses, scrolls through the story] (Ah! Here it is.) … Graz, Austria. [pulls up GoogleMaps] Hmm, evidently, some of [...]

scienciness and the politicization of regulation

If you’ve ever wondered how bureaucracies manage to accumulate massive power without effective opposition, here’s an example. Basically, they create their own justification; doesn’t really matter whether or not that justification is valid. After all, it’s the way it should be. Hey, it’s for the, you know, greater good and stuff. Seven months after being [...]

betcha can’t say that 134 times fast

“Snortin’ Harry” Reid ~ vid ~

half is almost three-fifths

During a heated debate in the Illinois legislature … Democratic Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, who is Hispanic, tried to appeal to her fellow minorities. In the process, she took a racial shot at her Republican colleagues, claiming that “we’re [minorities] all over on this side [of the aisle], right?” When a black Republican objected, LaVia [...]

today’s wedgie by the master

~ Stilton ~

today’s Hubris-Nemesis…ness

couldn’t happen to a bigger jackass* This one is worth $100K, in cash, in $20 bills, in a little briefcase, tomorrow. _______ * Poetic license. Of course it could.

culture of corruption

A crabgrass-roots campaign. Even as the IRS faces growing heat over Lois G. Lerner and the tea party targeting scandal, a government watchdog said Wednesday it’s pursuing cases against three other tax agency employees and offices suspected of illegal political activity in support of President Obama and fellow Democrats. In one case the Office of [...]

the moral cowardice of pseudo-academia

Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty. … “She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women’s rights, and we respect and appreciate her [...]

obligatory soft-core porn Game of Thrones post

It’s baaa-aaack … … with a salute to the SS, DC, and Obama (caution: language) ~ vid ~

new concealed-carry law produces bloodbath in Chicago

Well, okay, yeah, that’s what was s’post’a‘ve happened. Didn’t actually turn out that way, though. Strange … Chicago’s first-quarter murder total this year hit its lowest number since 1958, police say. The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013–a 9 percent drop–and 55 fewer murders [...]

Maybe they should look in the Map Room

A queen bee doesn’t have to fetch the nectar, herself. The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary [sic] Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. The $6 billion in [...]

just not, you know, inclusive inclusive

complete with the inevitable petty control-freak Gestapa ~ vid ~ Progressivism: the nicer, American-style fascism

flyin’ monkeys out’a they’s butts

Who/What does former CIA Dep. Dir. Michael Morell remind you of? ~ ROLLOVER ~ Okay, perhaps you haven’t been payin’ attention to all things Wicked Witch of Benghazi lately. Time to catch up and check your cache of torches and pitchforks … and maybe keep a pail of water handy. First, you might watch this [...]

EPA flirts with Mengele*

The end justifies the means. The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations. The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks [...]

China now entering the ’70s

Must be budget season over there. China is considering massively increasing its network of surveillance and observation satellites so it can monitor the entire planet, scientists working on the project said. The government is mulling building more than 50 orbiting probes, which Chinese researchers said would make the nation’s satellite surveillance network on par with, [...]

you weekend Prog gnostication

Hey, it’s only 5-1/2 min ~ vid ~