April 12, 2018
"It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense.It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”
The President is right. The Sixth Amendment guarantees that "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall… have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense,” but who will want to be a defense lawyer now that counsels can apparently be prosecuted for protecting their client’s legal interests, for example, by settling legal claims with potential litigants? The Fifth Amendment guarantees that no person shall be denied of liberty with "due process” and the right not to incriminate oneself, yet by denying Trump the right to keep private legal counsel, he is being denied due process and privileged communications could now be used against him.more...
Some would say it was coincidence. I'd call it Divine Intervention.
But what happens when the next two transgenders destroy women's weightlifting titles permanently for natural born women? And women's tennis and women's track and other sports? It appears the new wave feminist "women's rights movement" is all for destroying biological women's rights to compete athletically for prize money, athletic scholarships and fame by pitting natural women against people whose bodies have been on (natural) large doses of testosterone doping of their musculature. It seems that a number of women athletes and the sports governing authorities both don't have the ba...err....courage to stand up to these surgically altered impostors.
Transgender weightlifter — expected to win women’s competition — injures arm, says career is over
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard — a biological male who made headlines after deciding to compete as a woman and proceeded to win two silver medals for New Zealand at a world championship in December — suffered a career-ending arm injury Monday during the Commonwealth Games
Vermonters are strange. They vote for a socialist like Bernie Sanders. And they elect a Republican governor who enacts the usual useless gun control laws -- in a state where you don't even need a license to carry a concealed weapon.
2p from Tim:
Hard to believe the Green Mountain Boys, who were instrumental in winning the Revolution, hailed from this leftist enclave.
The real endgame at Facebook
By J. Marsolo
Many members of Congress want Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to ban "hate speech" on Facebook. Zuckerberg agreed:
BY THE END OF THIS YEAR by the way WE'LL HAVE MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE WORKING ON SECURITY AND CONTENT REVIEW[.] ...
SO HATE SPEECH IS ONE OF THE HARDEST BECAUSE DETERMINING IF SOMETHING IS HATE SPEECH IS VERY LINGUISTICALLY NUANCED. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS A SLUR AND WHETHER SOMETHING IS HATEFUL. NOT JUST IN ENGLISH, BUT MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK USE IT IN LANGUAGEs that are DIFFERENT ACROSS THE WORLD[.]
Zuckerberg cannot define hate speech, but he will have 20,000 employees reviewing content to ban the hate speech he cannot define. He said artificial intelligence (A.I.) will sort out the offensive hate speech he is unable to define.
It will be interesting to see how the Facebook Employee Handbook will instruct the 20,000 employees on how to flag hate speech to delete and ban it.
Every group, especially politicians, will lobby Facebook to ban language it deems offensive or hate speech while protecting the language the group favors. For example, Planned Parenthood will object to language used by pro-life groups as hate speech, while pro-life groups will object to ads for access to abortion by Planned Parenthood.
I loved this.
What Are Men Really Thinking?
Even my favorite writer C.S. Lewis had a rather jaundiced view of women. He essentially said they ruined male camaraderie by reducing good discussions to trivialities.
Schopenhauer was even worse.
As for some medieval monks, well...Their behavior was similar to C. Women were temptresses to be studiously avoided.
Bridging the gap between the sexes is always difficult, often most so in marriages. But if the attempt is not made, we wind up with misogynists and/or radical feminists. I might add the conservative church is not too good at encouraging male/female relationships other than marriage.
A WORD FROM JACK KEMP:
When you ask a woman how she feels, she gives you a long, detailed answer. When you ask a man how he feels, he replies, "With my hands."
Women's brains, not surprisingly, contain twice as much of the emotional bonding hormone oxytocin than does a man's. That fact surprises no one.
Oxytocin (Oxt; /ˌɒksɪˈtoʊsɪn/, /ˌɒksi-/) is a peptide hormone and neuropeptide. Oxytocin is normally produced by the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary. It plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction in both sexes, and during and after childbirth.
Much to my surprise, the true story of Sgt. Stubby, an unofficial (stray mutt) military working dog that wandered onto the training ground at Yale University in WWI. Stubby was transported by ship to France and carried messages and warned of poison gas attacks.
The movie is a cartoon film called Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. The real Sgt. Stubby is preserved in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. After WWI, he was even the official mascot of Georgretown University for a while.
I only saw the preview and I think this is going to be a winner when it opens nationally on Friday. Check your local listings. For example, it will be showing in the Twin Cities' AMC Classic Apple Valley 15. And also showing all over New York City. I bet kids will love this story.
The short trip to the Holocaust.
April 10, 2018
The woman in the eye of the storm over Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has admitted in a deposition that she may have dreamed the whole thing.
According to Fox News:
"In a court filing dated Sunday, Greitens' attorneys said the woman -- with whom Greitens has admitted to having an affair -- told prosecutors she couldn't say whether she saw Greitens with a camera or phone on the day he allegedly took the photo.
"I don't know if it's because I'm remembering it through a dream or I — I'm not sure, but yes, I feel like I saw it after it happened, but I haven't spoken about it because of that," said the woman, identified only as "K.S.", according to the filing. more...
Americans no longer have the right to keep and bear arms, according to a federal judge who has ruled that a Massachussetts ban on AR-15 semiautomatic rifles will be allowed to stand.
According to Reuters U.S. District Judge William Young in Boston ruled that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms only applies to approved weaponry and not to firearms with high capacity magazines.
The Judge wrote in his opinion: more...
April 09, 2018
Muzzie Mayor of London declares "Knife Control" for the U.K. Capital.
Gee, I thought only guns killed people.
From Gateway Pundit:
Sadiq Khan’s answer is to turn London into a police state (more than it already is).
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Since 2016, Sadiq Khan has been taking action to tackle the scourge of violent crime in London, together with the Met Police. With the tragic rise in knife killings on our streets this year, he’s introduced tough, immediate measures to address the violence.
The Mayor is determined to ensure criminals are caught and punished – but he’s also investing millions in tackling the complex root causes of violent crime to help prevent future deaths.
And here is what the good Muhihadeen of London had to say on Twitter:
Sadiq Khan tweeted: "No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”
I don't suppose Khan understands that a knife or sword can be made out of almost any piece of metal; prisoners fashion them in the joint all the time.
London's problems are not because of the tools used to murder but because of the people who have been settling there. Maybe a mirror would come in handy if he wanted to see the source of the problem.
In an act of valor and monumental foolishness, a female protester took a run at Bill Cosby in a topless condition as the embattled comic walked into the Philadelphia courthouse to start his trial.
Cosby was tried for the same offense but the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Now that the ME Too movement is pushing hard, Cosby is being retried and the new judge is allowing multiple women to testify against him. He faces ten years in prison.
Cosby's lawyers are arguing that the accuser - Andrea Constand - is a greedy liar who had stated prior to making the accusations that she was going to get a big payday from a famous person.
At any rate, Cosby is accused of drugging women and then raping their unconscious bodies. It's an odd thing, as a man of Cosby's stature would have no problem finding sexual partners as he is rich and powerful and could help a willing aspirant's career. He would have to have some strange fetish, necrophilia perhaps, to make it exciting to drug and rape women. Rape is traditionally about power, and how does someone feel powerful molesting a chunk of uncounscious meat? It's a very strange thing.
At any rate, it was quite foolhearty to run topless past a guy accused of so much sexual misconduct. And one wonders what these activist types think they are accomplishing; it does nothing to strengthen their case, or make the argument for sexual restraint. Clearly the streaker is indulging in some sort of sexual taunt, and that isn't going to help convince anyone of the virtue of the #metoo cause.
Leave it to liberals to act out and behave like children.
I just remember that in high school, my chemistry teacher talked about a wealthy English lord who did scientific experisments but refused to associate with women. He even used to go for walks at night when no woman was likely to be out and about.
One of the biggest shortcomings of governments and other decision-makers is their failure or inability to pay adequate attention to the unintended consequences of policies, laws and regulations – often with serious impacts on many groups of citizens.
Two important current issues fall into that category. (1) EPA has announced plans to roll back the Obama era agenda for a 54.5 mpg mileage standard for cars and light trucks – imposed in the name of fighting "dangerous manmade climate change.” The plan has outraged environmentalists, but won plaudits from car makers and even more so from people who would otherwise have to drive and ride in the smaller, lighter, less safe cars that would result. (2) President Trump has implemented tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. These hidden taxes will help some domestic metal producers – but with numerous unintended effects on hundreds of companies that USE steel and aluminum, including oil and natural gas drillers, producers and pipeline builders.
My article examines both issues, and urges politicians and regulators on both sides of the aisle – and in our legislative, executive and judicial branches – to pay closer attention to the often serious unintended consequences of their actions.more...
European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted the following:
‘Borders Are The Worst Invention Ever’
So, borders are worse than concentration camps. They are worse than Marxism. They are worse than the French Reign of Terror. They are more awful than the Guillotine. more...
April 08, 2018
South Carolina is again threatening to secede from the Union, this time for a Constitutionally valid purpose. If the Federal government attempts to seize legal firearms the sovereign State of South Carolina says it is gone.
From CBS News courtesy of the Gateway Pundit: more...
Fire in Trump Tower. One person was killed.
Anybody else suspicious in this era of bloody severed Trump heads and the like?
Attorney Second Lieutenant, er, General Jeff Sessions has finally gotten off his seat and filed in court against California's sanctuary state law.
From Fox News:
Turning to California, he described "open borders" policies that refuse to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants as a "radical, irrational idea that cannot be accepted” and rejected the right of states to obstruct federal immigration law.
"There is no nullification. There is no secession,” he said. "Federal law is the supreme law of the land. I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg, or to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln."
He then tore into Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who tipped off the public to an immigration raid in the San Francisco Bay Area last week -- a move he said led to as many 800 illegal immigrants evading capture and put both residents and law enforcement at risk.
It has only taken Sessions 14 months to act. America deserves a stronger AG than Sessions, who more nearly resembles Chief O'Hara from the old Batman television series than a serious law enforcer.
I guess Sessions just figured out the Caped Crusader isn't going to come to his rescue.
I've often wondered if the Democrats don't have something on Sessions; he seems completely paralyzed by fear. Given the fact that some of the top GOP people in the past - notably former House Speaker Dennis Hastert - have been compromised and subject to blackmail, I am somewhat suspicious when a man who talks a great game turns into Mr. Chicken.
Be that as it may, it's high time Sessions got busy. He should file charges against Schaaf, and send U.S. Marshalls to arrest her - and perp wallk her out of her own city hall. We've got to start acting like laws matter in this country.
Here is a story that piqued my curiosity. A mother of three in Coventry, U.K. was stabbed to death outside a late night Orthodox Christian service on Orthodox Easter. The woman - an Eritrean immigrant - is in critical condition after the three a.m. stabbing.
Here's the thing; over 7% of the population of Coventry is Muslim. And they have caused a lot of problems in the recent past, and in fact Coventry is the most dangerous city in all of Britain and one of the most dangerous in Europe.
So an immigrant from a country that has a high Muslim population is stabbed outside a church service in a city that has Muslim problems. And yet nobody seems capable of putting two and two together. (Hey, silly English person types, the answer is four).
From Eddie. A little number-crunching to start the day off.
Figures from the Clinton's 2014 tax return: more...
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