Sunday, May 31, 2015


When the Levee Breaks (as it just did ... in my pants!)


LAT - Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies
Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space.
And he’s built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies.
Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support, according to data compiled by The Times. The figure underscores a common theme running through his emerging empire: a public-private financing model underpinning long-shot start-ups.

“He definitely goes where there is government money,” said Dan Dolev, an analyst at Jefferies Equity Research. “That’s a great strategy, but the government will cut you off one day.”

No Jackass, it’s NOT a great strategy.

If gvt money is to be used at ALL to develop markets, to invent markets, to spread markets, it MUST be restricted to R&D.

Imagine if every dollar BLOWN on Solyndra (ETC, add them up), on subsidizing wind power (which is STILL non competitive despite that), photovoltaic manufacturers…yadda, yadda had gone to the PURE research which made batteries for all this CHEAPER (and able to function in the northern half of the US) AND made renewable power competitive.

Would we need any help worldwide?

Would people have to be cajoled to buy hybrids, and plug in vehicles?

If photovoltaic panels and their subsystems and conversion to AC competed with Hydroelectric what would happen in the USA to the entire conversation about global warming?

If every homeowner could help himself go off the grid with a $2,000 wind power station for his own home, what would happen to DISPOSABLE INCOME IN THE USA MIDDLE CLASS?

Subsidies to manufacturers is a moron’s answer to competition, and it breeds WEAK, wrong thinking direction, products, and employment which DIES in dead end directions weakening the national economy and the nation itself.

Waco Biker Massacre: 9 Dead, 178 Arrested, Charged With Murder, $1 Million Bail, Held In Jail For Weeks, Some Need Medical Attention, No Evidence Presented Before in Court, Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed

I'm getting to this story late. The Massacre actually happened on May 17th.

At first, I figured it was just a biker brawl, and it may well have been exactly that.

But that is no reason to hold 178 people in jail for weeks on end, under the charge of murder, when almost none of those people were involved in the violence. Indeed, many of them likely did not even flash a weapon.

Some of these people need medical attention:
The Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs has stated that the jail is desperately overcrowded, that some prisoners are not being fed and that others cannot get needed medical attention. 
A week ago a Bandido named Jeff Battey had to post a $1 million bond before he could go to a Dallas hospital to have bullet fragments removed from his arm. 
Yesterday on its Facebook page, the Southern Nevada COC said it had received the following messages from “family members” of men who were rounded up in the indiscriminate mass arrests that followed the shooting deaths of nine men and the hospitalization of 17 more following a barrage of gunfire outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17. 
Please Help “Third world conditions – please help!” 
“My husband still has a bullet in his chest and can’t use his right hand. He has a heart condition, has a stint and a-fib, and they are trying to change his medication. He is afraid he might bleed out in his cell.” 
“Heart meds not being disbursed. Has bullet in chest and cannot feel hand. Believes he has nerve damage but they will not treat him” 
“My brother is type 1 diabetic and is not receiving insulin. His blood sugar is 550.” 
“Meds not being distributed – takes insulin” 
“Blood pressure meds not being given” 
“No blankets or pillows. Sleeping on cold floors” 
“Husband just had back surgery and was on prescription meds for pain. Simply decided to go to the meeting to get out of the house. He was told he was being given a sleep med and instead they gave him ADHD /bi-polar medication. He has also not eaten anything for almost 10 days now since surgery”
It seems these people are being incarcerated for not telling the police what they want to hear:
So far, authorities in Waco have been oblique about how 26 men came to be shot; what part police played in the massacre, or why people who self-evidently had nothing to do with the shooting were arrested and charged with murder. 
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has intimated that the bikers are being punished for not telling police what police want to hear. 
In an interview with television station KXXV, Reyna said “I’ve heard enough about my person was a victim and most of the people were victims. Well, guess what? If they’re victims they shouldn’t have any problem coming to law enforcement and cooperating to be sure justice is done and the individuals solely responsible are brought to justice. And, through the first round of interviews we aren’t getting that.” 
The hard news in this case portrays the city of Waco and McLennan County as rogue governments that have gone mad. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports “McLennan County is spending $7,958 a day to house those jailed in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout. 
So far, the county has spent more than $80,000 to arrest and incarcerate people who went to a brunch in Waco and then tried to avoid getting shot. 
Only two men, Battey and Christopher Stainton have made bail so far. Neither man has a criminal record. Both are required to wear an electronic monitoring device and observe a curfew while they await their day in court. As of this morning, 175 of the 177 people arrested in the vicinity of the May 17 shooting remain locked up. 
Thirty-four men have filed for a reduction in their bonds. About a score of those have bond reduction hearings set for either June 5, 12 or 19. 
Most of the prisoners haven’t filed for bond hearings because they do not yet have lawyers. 
Seventy-five of the alleged murderers have requested a public defender. 
There are only 29 lawyers in McLennan County qualified for the job. The County has 26 prosecutors.
When the story first broke, police apparently admitted that they shot at least some of those who wound up dead:
WACO, Texas — At least some of the bikers involved in a gang fight Sunday that left nine people dead and 18 injured were shot by police, authorities said. 
The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy Waco shopping center along Interstate 35 that draws a large lunchtime crowd. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant and another person died at a hospital. 
Preliminary findings indicate a dispute broke out in a bathroom and then spilled into the restaurant where it escalated to include knives and firearms, he said. There were 150 to 200 gang members inside the restaurant at the time. 
During the melee, officers shot armed bikers, Swanton said, adding that the actions of law enforcement prevented further deaths. 
It was not known if any of the nine dead were killed by police officers. Police fired upon bikers when weapons were pointed toward them, police told the Austin American-Statesman. However, amid the chaos, it wasn't wasn't clear who shot whom. 
No officers were injured, police said.
To this day, there has been no further admissions from police, no further evidence presented, no clarification from police.

This ought to be simple. Ballistics tests will show who shot whom.

When will such evidence be forthcoming?

How do police and District Attorneys justify holding 177 people in jail for murder when they can't say who was involved beyond those who wound up dead or wounded?

The good news is, yesterday, one of the bikers arrested filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit:
In his lawsuit, filed in federal court in Waco Friday, Clendennen said he "did not encourage or solicit any criminal activity at Twin Peaks that day." It states he was arrested "without probable cause and his motorcycle was illegally seized." 
His lawsuit names the city of Waco and the McLennen County sheriff's as well as individual officers working the Twin Peaks case. 
"It was the policy of the City of Waco, as decided and approved by their policymakers, to cause the arrest and detention of numerous individuals belonging to motorcycle clubs who were in or around the Twin Peaks restaurant at the time of the incident, regardless of whether or not there was individualized probable cause to arrest and detain a particular individual and to do so based on "fill in the name" complaints without individualized facts," the lawsuit states. 
It makes no specified claim of damages, but says Clendennen's constitutional rights were violated.
More information from Aging Rebel:
Scimitar Motorcycle Club member Matthew Alan Clendennen (above) is also suing Waco police officer Manuel Chavez, who signed the criminal complaint against Clendennen and up to 177 other arrestees. 
Chavez’ criminal complaint states that “I hereby state upon my oath that I have reason to believe and do believe that heretofore, and before making and filing of this complaint, that on or about May 17, 2015 in McLennan County, Texas, the said Clendennen, Matthew Alan did then and there, as a member of a criminal street gang, commit or conspire to commit murder, capital murder, or aggravated assault against the laws of the State.” 
Fill In The Name 
The lawsuit notes that “the identical criminal complaint used in Plaintiff Matthew Alan Clendennen’s case was used to justify the arrest of more than 100 other individuals and only the names were changed in the various criminal complaints. 
The complaint alleges absolutely no individualized probable cause to establish that Plaintiff Matthew Alan Clendennen engaged in organized criminal activity 
“At the time of Plaintiff Matthew Alan Clendennen’s arrest, the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution required probable cause to arrest a citizen before the citizen’s liberty could be significantly restrained. Chavez, aided by Does 1-10 and/or Does 11-20, presented the criminal complaint to (Justice of the Peace Walter H. “Pete”) Peterson when no reasonably competent police officer in Chavez’ position could have concluded that a warrant should be issued against Plaintiff Matthew Alan Clendennen based on the allegations against him in the ‘fill in the name’ criminal complaint. 
“In addition, Chavez, aided by Does 1-10 and/or Does 11-20, intentionally withheld material information regarding Plaintiff Matthew Alan Clendennen in the criminal complaint such as the facts that he was not a member of the Cossacks nor the Bandidos, that he did not participate in any of the violence occurring at Twin Peaks and, in fact, hid from the violence.” 
The suit names 20 police officers as simply Jane or John Doe.
Clenenden is a graduate of Baylor University, in addition to being labeled a pariah for being a member of a Motorcycle club:
Clendennen is a resident of nearby Hewitt, Texas and a 2011 graduate of Baylor University. 
The 30-year-old, married father of four and employer of six “has no previous criminal record.”
Over at the Aging Rebel site, a commenter named Erkman69 made an important observation:
This whole thing sickens me. It was the clubs that kept Harley Davidson from becoming a memory when they were owned by AMF. 
Where are they? 
There were bikers that supported the bundy ranch when blm thugs threatend them with m16’s. 
Where are they? 
Bikers always show up when people need them, dammit,where are they now?
I am doing all i can to get support for the jailed bikers. Seems no one really cares, but i do. My family does, we will continue to tell all we know about this tyranny. I wish people would listen. 
First they came for the bikers…

Canada to revoke citizenship for anyone found guilty of terrorism, treason and high treason, and spying for a foreign government

Law could revoke citizenship for those found guilty of terrorism, treason and foreign spying
The Canadian Press Posted: May 29, 2015 3:37 PM ET Last Updated: May 29, 2015 6:09 PM ET
The controversial new law went into effect on Friday. In response to strong public criticism against it, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander argued it’s meant to confront the “ever-evolving threat of jihadi terrorism.”

Minnesota Streets: Filmmaker Discovers Many Muslim Americans Favor Sharia Law

Snake found at riot scene

A poisonous snake was found at the scene of a Muslim riot:
Security forces tending to violent disturbances near the West Bank village of Silwad on Friday night were met not only by rioters, but a venomous snake.

Border Police and IDF forces discovered a viper while trying to take shelter at the scene where Palestinians rioters were throwing Molotov cocktails and stones.

The riot control forces were attempting to take cover behind a concrete barrier constructed for such a purpose, when they discovered the serpent bound over their heads to the slab in an apparent attempt to cause harm to the Israeli forces.

Police Superintendent Aharon Moyal noted that "we have witnessed various attempts to harm [Israeli] forces, but even in this case their vigilance prevented such an incident."

No injuries or arrests were reported.
Where did the scum who put the snake there even get it? From a local breeding ground, I'd guess. The authorities are going to have to search for wherever these snakes could be raised, since serpents can also make dangerous weapons.

Elmore James

Madison Blues

Gov't Mule
Beautifully Broken

Rocking Horse

Time To Confess

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Padma Lakshmi's Puts The Meat In Her Mouth

Padma Lakshmi is a hero here at Infidel Blogger's Alliance, because she dated Salman Rushdie during the height of the Fatwa era.

Here she is, "leaving no evidence behind"...

Thoughts of a Rational Man


That's the description of what I call the 21st Century Freak Show.

It seems all rationality in discourse has disappeared in a haze of Leftist stupdidity and incompetence.

But first this:

After a slew of sexual assault scandals involving Greek life, Wesleyan administration ordered all fraternities to admit women as members. If they refused, they would get kicked out of their residence and lose their right to function as a student organization.

Read that again and tell me if one belives there is slew of chicken killings in the hen house by foxes, why would one want to have the foxes reside there?

But I digress.

Here's the headlines that I want to discuss.

Detroit starts shutting off people's water again...

UN warns violates residents' human rights...

What the ability to pay one's bills has to do with 'human rights' is absolutely ridiculous. But that's how the Left thinks.
In more rationale times in our country, the proper discourse would be….
It’s a shame people can’t pay their legally accrued bills. It’s a shame that such basic needs of people should be halted because of one’s lack of payment.
Instead of threatening those that have the right to ask payment for service, a more rational discourse would be to find ways for these unfortunate souls to get the financial means to pay their bills. At one time there were charities and churches that helped those in need. But now there are threats and lawsuits from organizations whose its no business of theirs.
So much we have lost over the last decades and so little has been gained.
When you lose the ability to have rational discourse you lose the ability to solve problems.  As the Japanese used to say...fix the problem not the blame.

Opec under siege as ISIS threatens world's oil lifeline

From the Telegraph:
Thick black smoke rising from the Baiji oil refinery could be seen as a dirty smudge on the horizon as far away as Baghdad after fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) set fire to the enormous processing plant just over 100 miles north of the capital last week.  
The decision to torch the refinery, which once produced around a third of Iraq’s domestic fuel supplies, was made as the insurgents prepared to pull out of Baiji, which they captured last June in a victory that sent shock waves across world oil markets. 
A year on from the start of the siege and a shaky alliance of the Middle East’s major Arab powers, with the limited support of the reluctant US government, has failed to contain the expansion of Isil. 
The problem for the US and the rest of the industrialised world is that the Middle East controls 60pc of proven oil reserves and with it the keys to the global economy. 
Should Isil capture a major oil field in Iraq, or overwhelming the government, the consequences for energy markets and the financial system would be potentially catastrophic.

Drone fires lasers at 4 aircraft in 30 minute span at JFK Airport & LaGuardia

From Right Is:
Reuters/Tim Wimborne The Federal Aviation Administration says that four commercial airplanes were struck by a green laser while in the sky on Thursday evening outside New York City. 
No injuries were reported, the FAA said, but federal officials consider illuminating an aircraft to be a serious crime punishable by up to five years in prison and a hefty $250,000 fine.  
The four planes—American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2631—were each around 8,000 feet off the ground on Thursday evening when they were hit while traveling over Long Island. 
The incidents all occurred between 9:30pm and 10:00pm, and at least two of the planes were leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, according to the Associated Press. 
A local CBS News affiliate obtained audio from an exchange between air traffic controllers and one of the pilots affected: />“Looks like some lasers coming outside now,” the pilot said, adding later that “it is lighting up the inside of the windshield.” 
A provision tacked on to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 makes it illegal to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft.

Tom Holland, the "Christopher Hitches Lecture", on ‘De-Radicalizing Mohamed’

This is good stuff.

Anjem Choudhary Says, "British Government Sitting On Box of Dynamite"

The media clip here attempts (yes, ATTEMPTS) to show Muslims arguing with Choudhary, as if those arguing are "Moderate Muslims".

But, listen to what the guy in the blue hoodie is saying (in support of the women who is also arguing). What he is saying is, "Why would we declare Sharia in a non-Muslim country. Why? Why?".

So this kid and the woman are not against Sharia law. They just think we need to wait until there are more Muslims before we declare Sharia.

That's what passes for Moderation.

Fuck those two. Send them back to the Sharia shithole of their choice.

Anyone who approves of Sharia, get the fuck out of the West.

The full 5 minute bloviation of Mr. Choudary is here

Canada: Muslim arrested for defacing and vandalism at Catholic Church, including hate graffiti calling the Christian Messiah "Jewsus"

Canada: Muslim arrested for statue defacing, hate graffiti at Catholic church
MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – A 22-year-old Mississauga man has been charged in connection with alleged hate crimes committed at St. Catherine of Siena Church and its neighbouring elementary school over the past two months. 
Iqbal Hessan was reportedly arrested in the early hours of May 26 on the Mississauga school’s grounds, though police would not confirm this. Hessan faces five counts of mischief over $5,000, and break, enter and commit indictable offence. 
A bail hearing was held later that day. On May 20, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue that stands in front of the church was covered in black paint and the fingers of its outstretched arms were broken off. 
Behind the church, graffiti with the words “There is no Jew God” was scrawled across the brick wall along with a drawing of a face labelled “Jewsus.”


China Cat Sunflower

Live from the grounds of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Veneta, Oregon

Mohammed-Drawing Bikers and Now This

Payback is a bitch


Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

Beirut (AFP) - A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside.

According to the monitor, the Christian fighter, a member of the minority Assyrian community, found the jihadist in the local village of Tal Shamiram.

"He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a member of IS, the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed by the group in the region," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

The Observatory is based in Britain but has covered the Syrian conflict since it broke out four years ago thanks to a network of sources inside the country.

The Christian was fighting in the ranks of Kurdish forces who earlier this month drove IS out of more than a dozen Assyrian villages the jihadists had captured in Hasakeh.

IS has carried out a wave of abuses in areas it controls in both Syria and Iraq, including public beheadings, mass executions, enslavement and rape.


Christian Beheads Jihadist Out Of Revenge — Now Meet The Man Training His Fellows In Iraq
Reports are surfacing out of Syria that a Christian has beheaded a ISIS jihadist, though details on the circumstances are scant.
The Assyrian man beheaded the IS fighter out of revenge for the all those executed in northeast Syria.
Only Agence France-Presse had information about the beheaded jihadist. The incident happened Thursday in the Hasakeh province, a monitor with the Syrian Observer for Human Rights revealed.
The terror group has a strong foothold in the countryside in that area of the country.
This monitor said the Christian man was a member of the Assyrian minority and had been fighting with Kurdish forces; they’ve driven the Islamic State from a dozen local villages.
The beheaded fighter was found in a village called Tal Shamiram, the Observatory Chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
“He took him prisoner and when he found out he was a (jihadist), the Assyrian fighter beheaded him in revenge for abuses committed by the group in the region.”
As reported frequently in the media, the Islamic State is known for perpetrating numerous cruelties on civilians as it takes control of areas in Syria and Iraq — they’ve beheaded countless people, and committed mass executions, enslavement, and rape, AFP added.
News about the beheaded jihadist has come out mere days after the world was introduced to American Matthew VanDyke, who has made it his mission to train and arm Christian people in Iraq.
He claims they’ve been abandoned by the U.S. government and are under great threat in a nation quickly being swarmed by ISIS, PRI reported.
“Currently, the Christians [are] the only group that has no ability to defend themselves. And they will be wiped out in this fight if they’re not quickly trained, equipped and given the abilities to defend their lands. It’s not a religious mission. We’re working with Iraqi Christians because they’re highly motivated. They have good morale. They have good aptitude for doing this. They’ve suffered a lot. They’re been persecuted for a long time.”
VanDyke has run the Sons of Liberty International in northern Iraq since December. The SOLI are training a couple thousand Christian men who’ve formed a militia called the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit. Their mission is to protect their land, the Christian Post added.
Matthew seems qualified to help them: He’s a Georgetown graduate, has a degree in Middle East Security Studies, and fought with rebels in Libya to remove Muammar Gaddafi. After he was wounded, captured and held for six months, he escaped and went back on the front lines.
Though the U.S. State Department has denied involvement, VanDyke claims they’ve endorsed SOLI. At the very least, they haven’t stopped him.
Funded by public donations, SOLI is on the lookout for more members; 300 Americans have applied, but only eight of them accepted.
“We give people around the world an opportunity to have a tangible impact on fighting ISIS, rather than just retweeting something or clicking ‘like’ on Facebook. They can make a donation to the fight and have their dollars actually contribute to bringing about the end of ISIS.”

Been a rough week, The Beast needs soothing (yes I know it's a misquote...)

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Devil's Daughters
Pass That Bottle

Danny Rockabilly and His Clan
Dirty Baby

Turkish President Erdogan Calls On World’s Muslims To Invade Jerusalem

From Jews News:
President Erdogan of Turkey gave a speech of great importance that main stream media is not reporting. The Anadolu Agency, which is like the ‘Reuters’ of Turkey, reported on it and several Arabic sources have now picked up on it. 
“Unfortunately we the Muslims lost our aim to head towards Jerusalem. The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now instead conditioned for rivalry being in a state of war with each other.” 
Erdogan’s desire to end strife and unite Sunnis and Shiites to aim towards Jerusalem was made in the state of Erzincan, central Turkey, in which he expressed his desire for the place to become suitable for Al-Isra’ Wal-M’iraj (Muhammad’s ascension to heaven and descent to Jerusalem) where he claimed is the cause of goodness: “descending from heaven over all Muslim nations”. 
Turkish president called on citizens to “raise their hands in supplication for this blessed night towards Allah to restore the Al-Aqsa Mosque [Jerusalem] to be re-owned by Muslims, and to remove the mist from their eyes, to see Jerusalem in their hands at every moment and at every opportunity”. 
Erdogan added: “When you mention the word ascension; the first thing that comes to mind is Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque,” while he expressed deep regret for the condition of Muslim heedlessness for Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.

Phoenix, AZ: Muslims Threaten "Armed Bikers Draw Mohammed" Protest Organizer

Of course.

That's what Muslims do.

Muslim Bikers

Muslims are self-satirizing.

They are the perpetual motion machine of mockery.

Takiyya, Tawriya, Kitman, Muruna: Knowing Four Arabic Words May Save Our Civilization from Islamic Takeove

From Islam Watch:
In 539 BC, King Belshazzar of Babylon saw a dismembered hand-written four prophetic words on the wall. This "handwriting on the wall" was finally interpreted by the prophet Daniel as predicting the fall of the kingdom. 
He was right. Babylon fell to the Medes-Persians that very night. Like the “handwriting on the wall” that Prophet Daniel had interpreted, there are four Arabic words, which could lead to submission of the entire world to Islam, if non-Muslims do not fully understand their meaning and implications. 
Those words are takiyya, tawriya, kitman, and muruna. Belshazzar's Feast (Rembrandt) Rembrandt, Belshazzar’s Feast (1635), National Gallery, London 
Each of these words describes a different style of deception used by Muslims when discussing Islam or their activities as Muslims. 
Muhammad famously said, “War is deceit.” (Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 52, Number 268) The Quran boasts that Allah is the “master of all scheming” (Surah 13:42) and that he is “profound in his machinations” (Surah 8:30). 
Western civilizations are not accustomed to dealing with people, who have developed deception into an art form. Knowledge is power, and the best way to combat the Islamist agenda is to say, “We are wise to your shenanigans. Knock it off!”

Greece: Lebanese man held for possession of large quantity of ammonium nitrate with Canadian passport

Lebanese man held for possession of large quantity of ammonium nitrate in Cypress with Canadian passport.
Cypriot authorities detained a Lebanese national on Thursday after finding in his possession a large quantity of ammonium nitrate fertilizer which, police said could case widespread damage if used in an explosive mixture. 
A public prosecutor, asking for court proceedings to be held in camera, said the case raised questions of state security. Police said they had discovered two tonnes of ammonium nitrate at premises used by the 26-year-old in the coastal town of Larnaca on Wednesday night. 
Ammonium nitrate is a fertilizer but in large quantities can be mixed with other substances to make a powerful explosion.

U.S. Economy Likely Shrank in First Quarter, but Fundamentals Strong, Economists Say We Need a Better Way to "Smooth the Data"

From Reuters:
The U.S. economy likely contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity since has rebounded modestly. 
The government is expected to report on Friday that gross domestic product shrank at a 0.8 percent annual rate instead of growing at the 0.2 percent pace it estimated last month, according to a Reuters survey of economists. 
A larger trade deficit and a smaller accumulation of inventories by businesses than previously thought will probably account for much of the expected downward revision. 
With growth estimates so far for the second quarter around 2 percent, the economy appears poised for its worst first half performance since 2011. 
Economists, however, caution against reading too much into the expected slump in output. 
They argue the GDP figure for the first quarter was held down by a confluence of temporary factors, including a problem with the model the government uses to smooth the data for seasonal fluctuations.
Ah, so that's it. There is a problem with how they ADJUST THE NUMBERS.

They need to do a better job of adjusting the numbers.

Sounds like Global Warming, right? 

Canadian Rag, National Post, Advocates For Sharia in Schools

You've Come a Long Way, Sharmuta
Using false analogies and a plethora of other logical absurdities, they try and convince us all that women should abandon the rights they fought hard for and return to a modest dress in a way that is culturally sensitive I suppose, while muslims of course should feel free to wear whatever face or head cloths they wish even though they are uniforms specifically stating their belief in a supremacist, intolerant, violent and dangerous credo. 
Today, on one of the talk shows on Ottawa’s CFRA AM radio, I was informed that many people felt that a uniform was a good thing, as some of the kids would have designer clothes and others would not and that would make them feel bad so all kids should have to dress the same, except the muslim kids of course. And now we know why communists and muslims work so well together in an infidel land where there is personal choice. Because both commies and mustards hate freedom and resent people who made different choices that led to visibly better outcomes.

Senior NATO Official: "We'll Probably Be At War This Summer, Lucky If It's Not Nuclear"

Armed bikers will "draw Muhammed" outside of Phoenix mosque

The Mosque in question is the exact Mosque that produced the two Jihadists who attempted to kill Pamela and Robert at the Texas Draw Mohammed Art Show.

From the Phoenix Sun Times:
Jon Ritzheimer, a former Marine and current anti-Islam activist, is the force behind the event, which will be held Friday outside of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix at 6:15 p.m. local time. 
Friday just happens to be the Muslim day of communal prayer. A Facebook page has been created for the event, which is being called “Freedom of Speech Rally Round II.” 
In the event’s description it says that contest is a “response to the recent attack in Texas.” That attack happened when anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller hosted a “Draw Muhammed” contest and two men opened fire on the event. 
Both were killed by officers at the scene. 
The post also says “people are encouraged to exercise their second amendment [sic] right at this event just in case our first amendment [sic] right comes under the much anticipated attack.”
Predictably, CAIR is shitting little baby Mohammeds in their pants over this awesome stunt.

B.B. King
You're Gonna Miss Me

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Daily Obamanation

Russia Masses Heavy Firepower On Border With Ukraine

LA Union Leaders Who Successfully Backed Raising Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour Now Seek Exemption For Union Workers

State Department Train Wreck Marie Harf Promoted To Lead Kerry’s Iran Nuke PR Team

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Islamic State Chechen Fighters Forced Yazidi Woman To Recite From The Koran While They Raped Her

(Photograph meant to be illustrative of the story, not truly related to news story depicted here)

If Allah is not Satan, his followers sure are trying to convince us he is.

From Rudaw:
Harrowing accounts of the sexual abuse endured by women and girls at the hands of Islamic State fighters are being recorded by a young Swedish-Kurdish activist living in Kurdistan region named Delal Sindy. 
Of all the tragic accounts Sindy has encountered, the case of a 17-year-old Kurdish Yezidi girl we’ll call Suzan has drawn the most online interest. A Facebook post about Suzan’s experience has earned over 10,000 shares. 
Suzan’s story is more than just a heart-breaking story of cruelty, slavery and sexual abuse. It also underscores the social stigma that follows some of the abused women for the rest of their lives. 
Suzan was held captive by an ISIS militant known as Al-Russiyah. He kept several women as sex slaves until he was killed alongside his bodyguards by Peshmerga forces nearby Shingal.  
She was later transferred to the ISIS stronghold in Syria, Raqqa, where there she and dozens of other women were examined to determine whether they were virgins. 
“The virgins were taken to a room with 30-40 men. They lined us up and pointed who they wanted,” she said. 
“I thought I might be lucky, I was not as beautiful as the others” Soon, however, she was bought by a man from Chechnya who purchased her and two other girls in a matter of 10 minutes. 
Suzan gave horrific accounts of daily rapes by the man’s bodyguards. 
“They forced me to say things from the Quran during the time they did their actions, and if I didn’t they whipped me.”

Fusion Host Jorge Ramos Argues There Should Be No Limit to Number of Mexicans Allowed in US

“One last question and you asked we ask on Twitter: Tell me anything new that is not known generally,” Ramos asked Coulter to wrap the interview about her new book, Adios America.
“Well, obviously you brought one up: 30 million illegals, not 11,” Coulter fired back, referencing a fiery opening exchange to the interview.
“It’s 11, it’s 11,” Ramos insisted. “Not 30 million.”
Coulter trekked forward with her answer. “More Nigerians than English since the 1970 immigration law,” she said. “Oh, that the people who passed the 1965 immigration law—Teddy Kennedy, the rest of the Democrats—they swore up and down it would not change the ethnic composition of this country. This has been the most dramatic historic ethnic change to any nation in world history. This is with lying to the American people—and without even consulting the American people on it, which is why I’m particularly enraged that every night I can see enthusiasm on MSNBC for ‘the browning of America, the browning of America, the browning of America.’ But if I say, ‘I don’t like what you’ve done,’ oh, that’s racist.”
Ramos followed up by asking Coulter if he thinks America is a “stronger nation” because it’s “more diverse, more tolerant.”
“It’s not more diverse, it’s more Mexican,” Coulter shot back.
“I think it’s more diverse—much more diverse,” Ramos replied.
After Ramos said he thinks “diversity” is “fantastic” and “beautiful,” Coulter wrapped the full segment with a question of her own for him.
“We have taken in one quarter of the entire Mexican population,” Coulter asked him. “At what point will we have taken in enough, in your view?”
That’s where Ramos made his stunning admission.
“I think that with the legal system—“ he started to answer.
“Half the Mexican population? The entire Mexican population?” Coulter kept pressing.
“No, I think with the legal system we wouldn’t need and we wouldn’t be having hundreds of people dying crossing the border,” Ramos replied.
“That isn’t an answer to the question,” Coulter corrected him. “One quarter of the Mexican population. How much more do we have to take?”
Ramos dodged again, essentially admitting he supports no limit whatsoever.
COULTER: America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico's entire population! 

ISIS Holds MASS EXECUTIONS in Ancient Palmyra Amphitheater – Vows to “Pulverize” Ancient Statues

ISIS Holds MASS EXECUTIONS in Ancient Palmyra Amphitheater – Vows to “Pulverize” Ancient Statues

Los Angeles Arson Arrest

FILE - In this early Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles firefighters battle a fire at an apartment building under construction next to the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110) Freeway in Los Angeles.

Arson jihad?

According to the article, the suspect Dawud Abdulwali is keeping to himself.

Praying silently to Allah? At peace with his role of holy warrior and martyr of Allah? Neither of those possibilities is mentioned in the article, of course. There must be no suggestion that arson jihad is one of the weapons of the sons of Allah.

From WTOP:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.

Dawud Abdulwali, 56, of Los Angeles, whose name may be an alias, was arrested Tuesday on a traffic warrant and only later was booked on suspicion of aggravated arson and arson of a structure, potential charges that could lead to a life sentence, fire officials said.

He was being held on more than $1 million bail and was expected to be charged on Thursday....

The Jihad Caucus

From the DC Independent Examiner (hat tip to Gulag Bound):
...[A] group of 14 U.S. senators, led by the indefatigable Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, have written a letter to Obama urging him to allow 65,000 Syrians in as refugees. This would require a dramatic expansion of the refugee program, and virtually guarantee that a sizable number of ISIS fighters would slip in among them. Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy has given them the moniker “Jihad Caucus” because practically speaking, Jihad is what this request will bring.

The 14 senators demanding this massive influx of Syrians are:

Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Al Franken (D-MN)

Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Patty Murray (D-WA)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Edward Markey (D-MA)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Mazie Hirono (D-HI)...
Read the entire article HERE.

The FBI has previously warned that there is no reliable way to determiner whether or not ISIS embeds might be among the Syrian refugees.

Humpday Blues

Junior Kimbrough
Pull Your Clothes Off

Leave Her Alone


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nobody should be fooled into funding a UN-sponsored comic

MTV wrote about the United Nations' new project called Comics Uniting Nations, which they're hoping will change the world in another 20-30 years. But with their record, and countries they have representing their human rights councils now, that change would not be for the better:
[...] You might not be familiar with these names, but The World’s Largest Lesson already has a lot of support from around the globe. Check this out: at the recent World Education Forum, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Latvia and Indonesia, among other countries, gave pledges to The World’s Largest Lesson.
Dear dear dear. I could accept Japan, Latvia, and Laos, but most of those other countries listed are a very bad lot, with gross human rights violations taking place there. For example, there's Pakistan, which has seen a horrifying number of Muslim honor murders take place. And slavemongering by Islamofacists is still prevalent in Sudan. In Indonesia, a huge percentage support jihadism. And two thirds of Muslims in Morocco and 3 of the aforementioned countries support establishing a new caliphate.
“The U.N. wants the people of the world to get invested in the Goals,” Josh Elder, Founder of Reading with Pictures, told MTV News. “We want that too, so we’ve assembled an international team of comic creators to craft a series of comics, one for each of the seventeen Global Goals. The comics will explain the challenges we all face and how every individual has a role to play in meeting those challenges.”

The project is on Kickstarter with a week to go, and a number of important comics creators’ names are already attached, including Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Katie Cook, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, Ron Marz, Yen Yen Woo and Janet Lee. Likewise, Comics Uniting Nations is in talks with comics companies to publish single-page PSAs to talk about the Global Goals.
I wouldn't advise anybody who realizes what the UN truly is today to plunk any money into what's bound to become a propaganda project. Nor should any publishers be wasting time and resources working with the UN on this. It'd be nothing more than a boon to autocrats and other people who don't deserve your hard-earned money. The UN's also still got quite a replete record of hostility to Israel, and they're also full of anti-Americanism today, along with failure to disarm terrorist cells in Iran & Iraq. In fact, why are they asking people outside to fund their project instead of paying for it themselves? Most people at the UN doubtless get big salaries, and I'd think they could pay for it all by themselves, rather than cheat people out of their money.

Pamela Geller Tells Juan Williams: "I have fought in court and won and it is fierce bullies like" you

“The fact is, the liberal, cultural and academic elites are censoring this cartoon, the winning cartoon in the Mohammad art exhibit by a former Muslim, Bosch Fawstin, to show the American people what is being kept from them. What is being censored by the media. No one elected the media or academia our proxy to relinquish our freedom of speech… I have fought in court and won and it is fierce bullies like Juan Williams who want to impose the Sharia. This is the Shariah, Juan. Where are you going to stop? Are you going to stop drinking beer? Are you going to stop girls from wearing short skirts?

Obama’s ENTIRE legacy is circling the drain because of ARROGANT INCOMPETENCE-R’s any better?

Yesterday Obama’s FAILURE to make any painful compromises in his idea for immigration reform, thus compelling him to ILLEGAL executive action to do it HIS WAY, ran into the federal court limits via that faulty, ‘flawed’ document, the Constitution.

Sometime soon SCOTUS will rule on the MIND SHAKING incompetence and arrogance, and the SAME FAULTS as immigration, in Obamacare where the law SPECIFICALLY declares that insurance subsidies are available ONLY thru states which have set up their own exchanges.

This, according to Gruber the Great occurred because that wording was thought to BLACKMAIL states POLITICALLY into falling into line with Obama’s great idea. Any state which did not set up an exchange thus BOWING TO DC, would have an angry (and sick?) citizenry.

I’m sure we can easily use this as a yardstick for what has been going on around the world as we are affected by other nations and their doings. But that’s not the subject now.

The subject is are the Republicans ANY BETTER, any MORE COMPETENT than the Obama administration?

They GOT the Federal Court ruling they wanted, but WHAT IS THEIR IMMIGRATION PLAN?
HELLO? (Epaminondas hears echoes)

They are liable to WIN the SCOTUS case over Obamacare killing all subsidies in the majority of the USA, making insurance unaffordable for millions.


McConnell, Boehner, Ryan, McCarthy, Cornyn, Thune, Barasso, are you holding secret meeting to form your proposals for the day after the ruling?


Are you ready to compel us to a 3rd and 4th party?

Or are you competent to achieve real results on the ground?

AP Publishes ISIS Public Relations Piece As If It Were News

The Jihadi Who Loved Me

Seriously, take a look at this steaming pile of "Journalism":
BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate,” Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. 
They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa’s restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream. It was all made possible by the marriage bonus he received from the Islamic State group: $1,500 for him and his wife to get started on a new home, a family — and a honeymoon. 
“It has everything one would want for a wedding,” al-Homsi said of Raqqa — a riverside provincial capital that in the 18 months since IS took control has seen militants beheading opponents and stoning alleged adulteresses in public. 
Gunmen at checkpoints scrutinize passers-by for signs of anything they see as a violation of Shariah, or Islamic law, as slight as a hint of hair gel. In the homes of some of the IS commanders in the city are women and girls from the Yazidi religious sect, abducted in Iraq and now kept as sex slaves. 
The Islamic State group is notorious for the atrocities it committed as it overran much of Syria and neighboring Iraq. But to its supporters, it is engaged in an ambitious project: building a new nation ruled by what radicals see as “God’s law,” made up of Muslims from around the world whose old nationalities have been erased and who have been united in the “caliphate.” 
To do that, the group has set up a generous welfare system to help settle and create lives for the thousands of jihadis — men and women — who have flocked to IS territory from the Arab world, Europe, Central Asia and the United States.

Marine Is Court-Martialed For Refusing To Remove A Bible Verse From Her Computer

From Fox News:
United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” 
The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” 
Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders from a staff sergeant to remove the Bible verses from her desk.
An Anonymous commenter says:
Yet the military can demand female service members don a veil to adhere to Islamic law in theater? 
Those who court martial end this woman should hang for treason! 
Mayer Hawthorne
The Walk

Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Protesting as a way of life

Anyone still believe they weren't "busing" them in?


Ferguson Protesters Now Protesting Over Not Getting Paid

At least some of the protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment of up to $5,000 per month to join the protests.

However, when the Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), the successor group to the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), stiffed the protesters, they launched a sit-in protest at the headquarters of MORE and created a Twitter page to demand their money, the Washington Times reports.

Former U.S. Rep. Allen B. West noted on his website, "Instead of being thankful for getting off the unemployment line for a few weeks and having a little fun protesting, the paid rioters who tore up Ferguson, MO, are protesting again.

"First of all, can you even imagine getting paid $5,000.00 a month for running around holding a sign and burning down an occasional building? That's around $1,250.00 per week. Try making that at McDonald's or Starbucks."

The Kansas City Star estimates that the Ferguson riots, characterized as a spontaneous eruption of anger over the shooting of unarmed black criminal Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, cost the county $4.2 million.

Millennial Activists United (MAU) posted a letter on their website stating, "On May 14, 2015 many individuals and organizations of the protest movement that began in Ferguson, Missouri, organized a sit-in in the office of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE). The demand was simple: Cut the checks. The protesters say they are unable to pay their bills after taking time to travel to Ferguson.

"Questions have been raised as to how the movement is to sustain when white non-profits are hoarding monies collected of off (sic) black bodies? When we will (sic) hold the industry of black suffering accountable? The people of the community are fed up and the accountability begins here and now," the letter continues.       

"There is an insidious strand of racism and white supremacy that exists in this movement. This money is typically in the hands of white people who oversee the types of services that the non-profit provides, while having select token black people to spearhead the conversations within and to the community."

 MORE is funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, the Times notes, through his Open Society Foundations (OSF).

The OSF, the Times states, paid for activists from various protest groups to travel to Ferguson and take part in the demonstrations.

Akiba Solomon of Colorlines stated, "More than 500 of us have traveled from Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Tucson, Washington, D.C., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and other cities to support the people of Ferguson and help turn a local moment into a national movement," the Times noted.

"There's absolutely no doubt that part of the reason that Ferguson flared up was because protesters were being paid to be there. That makes you wonder how many are being paid in Baltimore? How many more will be paid in the future?" The Right Scoop asked.

Protesters directed much of their anger against MORE director Jeff Ordower, former Missouri head of ACORN and ACORN's Midwest operations, FrontPage Mag reports.

"The unpaid rent-a-mob operatives complain that MORE stiffed them the same way ACORN did to hired protesters throughout its 40 years of radical left-wing rabble-rousing," FrontPage Mag reports.