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Jehuda 2:07 pm on December 21, 2014 Permalink  

Toxic Rhetoric, Toxic Results: NYPD Shooting Suspect Referenced Garner, Brown Cases.

What a deplorable, unnecessary tragedy.   I just realized I didn’t blog much about the Garner death grand jury aftermath or the Ferguson one, though I did discuss it at length on Facebook (my time is too limited these days, it was one or the other).  My feeling is that though no one has to submit to the police in every circumstance, at the same time one can’t resist arrest without consequence in any circumstance.  Cops don’t have a duty to acquiesce if you resist, though excessive violence can’t ever be justified. But the state is force.  And cops are agents of the state (besides being human beings).  So you resist at your own risk.  If we want cops to have less opportunities to arrest us, we need to reduce state power in many areas, including decriminalization of many victimless offenses.  Asking cops to go out to their jobs – which often involve applying state force – and then expect them to walk on eggshells while performing their duties is asking too much.  There are cops there who amount to thugs with badges, sure, but most of them are just good people trying to do a job for which they have been trained.  And the training involves, again, the use of force.

Now, that’s one issue.  The other issue here is that race hustlers and radical activists for over a month now have taken the Garner and Brown deaths and turned them into battle cries against a supposedly racist society (which elected a black president to office, twice) and capitalism in general (how does boycotting Black Friday help anything?  Beats me.  I figured city governments could use the sales taxes to train police or buy wearable video cameras, but what do I know?).  And now that toxic rhetoric, in the immortal words of uber race hustler and Obama mentor Reverend Wright, has come home to roost.

 

Jehuda 11:31 am on December 9, 2014 Permalink  

Mugged by reality: Awkward: HuffPo realizes that maybe Obamacare causes doctor shortages after all.

Yeah, it’s a science called Economics. Don’t be a science denier…

 

Jehuda 6:22 pm on December 5, 2014 Permalink  

Journalism Is Hard: Rolling Stone backs off from U.Va. rape story.

Pathetic.  RS used to produce good journalism.  Even P.J. O’Rourke did some terrific work for them back in the day.  It has been for some time now but a shadow of its former self.  More like Us Weekly with tattoos and over-the-ear headphones.

 

Jehuda 8:40 pm on November 27, 2014 Permalink  

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Jehuda 11:47 pm on November 25, 2014 Permalink  

COMING SOON TO A GOP CAMPAIGN NEAR YOU: Obamacare loophole gives businesses $3,000 incentive to hire amnesty illegals.

That’s a loophole big enough to drive President Ted Cruz’s motorcade – and a bigger Republican congressional majority – through…

 

Jehuda 11:55 am on November 25, 2014 Permalink  

Mugged by reality: Schumer Says Democrats Erred by Passing Health Care in 2010.

 

Jehuda 2:52 pm on November 18, 2014 Permalink  

Today’s Amazon Deal of the Day: Up to 50% off select PNY memory and mobile power products.Flash drives, SD cards, mini-SD cards and rechargeable battery chargers.

Get a deal while you can! Remember: if you shop Amazon through the link above, you benefit this website and yours truly at no extra cost to you.

 

Jehuda 2:45 pm on November 18, 2014 Permalink  

No one believed the first lie.  Let’s try another one: White House: Gruber’s Role in Health Law Was Limited to Economics.

So he did have a role, then…

 

Jehuda 10:38 am on November 17, 2014 Permalink  

Meh.  I’ll panic when we reach Peak Bacon: Manufacturers warn that the world may soon run out of chocolate.

 

Jehuda 11:40 pm on November 16, 2014 Permalink  

Loyalty: Dog catches a ride on ambulance to be with owner.

 

Jehuda 8:11 pm on November 16, 2014 Permalink  

Must be why they want to import poor people from Central America: Democrats can’t win white working class voters. (via Insty)

 

Jehuda 11:49 pm on November 15, 2014 Permalink  

How bad is Grubergate?  This bad: Even Slate disapproves: Republican anger over Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare comments is justified.

Plus, even more video evidence that Gruber was not a mere “number cruncher” but instrumental in putting together the legislation.  It gets even better, though.  This video was produced by the Obama 2012 campaign (more specifically – and ironically – by their “Truth Team”. Or not so ironically if seen in an Orwellian context):

[ http://www.youtube.com/embed/WxZK0spa1yI?version=3
 

Jehuda 12:01 pm on November 13, 2014 Permalink  

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It’s the Deal of the Day. Get a deal while you can! Remember: if you shop Amazon through the link above, you benefit this website and yours truly at no extra cost to you.

 

Jehuda 10:49 pm on November 5, 2014 Permalink  

Schadenfreudelicious: American Power: Bwahaha!! Leftist Billionaire Tom Steyer Sees Little Payoff for Millions He Spent for Climate Change!

I keep thinking Obama is actually a sleeper agent for Karl Rove.  Or maybe he’s in Rush Limbaugh’s payroll. Here’s a little something for Tom Steyer and his ilk, just to mark the occasion:

 

Jehuda 7:40 am on November 5, 2014 Permalink  

CATCH THE WAVE:  It’s a Republican day.  And President Obama’s “I won” hubris has come home to roost.

So much for that “Democrat realignment” the New Republic was writing about only 2 years ago.

Of course, now we have to deal with 2+ years of Obama executive orders.  And that could get pretty ugly.  But one thing at a time…

 

Jehuda 12:49 pm on November 4, 2014 Permalink  

Election Day reminder: Early exit polls are meaningless.

Bears repeating…

UPDATE: But make sure to point your browsers later tonight to Ace‘s Decision Desk for live results.

 

Jehuda 8:12 pm on November 3, 2014 Permalink  

A question that could take days to answer: WaPo: Where did Obama go wrong?

 

Jehuda 2:07 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink  

The Changestapo’s Handiwork: Sharyl Attkisson Just Released a Creepy Video of Her Computer That Will Likely Send Chills Down Your Spine.

Nixon never quite got this acquainted with his perceived enemies.  So I think calling Obama Nixonian is unfair to Richard Nixon.  Stasian is more like it.

 

Jehuda 9:29 am on October 24, 2014 Permalink  

Good Thing Eric Holder Failed Big: 1 dead after NC grandfather fires back at trio in attempted rape of teen granddaughter.

The fatality was one of the 3 assailants.  The other 2 were also injured, as was grandpa.  When seconds count, the police are always minutes away…

Eric Holder lists the Obama administration’s inability to restrict gun rights among his biggest failures.

 

Jehuda 7:26 am on October 24, 2014 Permalink  

I sense a disturbance in the Force: VIDEO: Every on-screen death in the original Star Wars trilogy in under 3 minutes.

[ http://www.youtube.com/embed/Izxjiipkof0?version=3
 

Jehuda 12:33 am on October 24, 2014 Permalink  

Meanwhile, In Japan: Cyber High School Will Allow Students To Attend Via Avatars.

 

Jehuda 3:19 pm on October 21, 2014 Permalink  

World’s Smallest Violin: Holder: Gun control among biggest failures.  I don’t think I’ve ever delighted so much in anyone’s failure.

Related: We don’t have a surgeon general because Democrats made a losing bet on gun politics.  Serves them right for allowing POTUS to politicize the Surgeon General’s nomination.

 

Jehuda 11:17 am on October 17, 2014 Permalink  

MUCH GOOD THIS WILL DO: We’re Getting an Ebola Czar.  Namely Ron Klain.  And he has no public health experience.

This is a clear indication, in my arrogant opinion, that no one in the White House knows what to do either about Ebola reaching our shores or about the Center for Disease Control’s perceived impotence and incompetence in the face of related events…or about the resulting CDC (Crise de Confiance, ‘Crisis of Confidence’ in French – pardon my French, by the way)

Now, Klain used to be Chief of Staff for Fredo Biden and Al Gore.  And I will grant that this points to a decent level of skill at containing walking disasters; but goofy VP’s are not self-replicating pathogens on the scale of Ebola (but I will note that VP Biden’s gotten close to achieving self-replication.  We have been warned).

So you have to conclude Klain is way in over his head on this one.  Can a consummate Washington insider coordinate the necessary response?  Maybe only in Washington.  What about at the state level?  Not everything happens within the federal sphere of influence.

A Czar is a creature of the Executive Branch.  So his powers will be limited to enforcing executive orders.  However, there are a great many things that executive orders can’t achieve.  That’s just the way our government is set up.  But you are educated.  I don’t need to tell you this.

So call me cynical, but I can’t help to see this as a transparent, purely political move: Need to look busy.  Need to look like we’re doing something.  Less than 3 weeks until the midterms!

UPDATE: More on the Ebola Czar un-credentials (and why his appointment is mainly about politics, not public health) via Instapundit.

 

Jehuda 8:06 am on October 17, 2014 Permalink  

Seen on Facebook:
 
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You know how you say “crisis of confidence” in French?  Crise de confiance.

Coincidence?  There’s no such thing…

 

Jehuda 1:42 pm on October 16, 2014 Permalink  

Life Imitates The Onion: Idaho Man, 52, Arrested For Battering Female Victim With A Burrito.

What’s the point of all this big government if we can’t stop the spread of deadly diseases and keep people from weaponizing food in this fashion?  Seriously, is anyone running the show anymore?

 

Jehuda 1:43 am on October 16, 2014 Permalink  

Frontiers of Medicine: How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola.

 

Jehuda 9:24 am on October 15, 2014 Permalink  

An elegant facility from a more civilized age: TWA Terminal Still Sitting In Beautiful Abandonment.

They don’t make anything about air travel like they used to…

 

Jehuda 8:59 am on October 15, 2014 Permalink  

You don’t say: Liberals Ben Affleck and Bill Maher Both Admit to Owning Guns for Self Defense.

 

Jehuda 2:59 pm on October 12, 2014 Permalink  

Probably just campaigning for the upcoming elections: Creepy Clowns Stalk California Town.

It could be worse. At least they are not Ebola-carrying zombie clowns. Not yet, anyway…

 

Jehuda 1:16 pm on October 11, 2014 Permalink  

Frontiers of Profiling: Iowa Cop Demands To Search Car Because ‘Everybody That Plays Frisbee Golf Smokes Weed’.

 

Jehuda 11:02 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink  

Thugs With Badges: Cop Allows K-9 to Maul Handcuffed, Face Down Suspect, Then Blames it On Him.

I read a great deal about police brutality and abuse, but this is a new one…

 

Jehuda 9:30 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink  

VIDEO: Executive Toxicity: 40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama.

Not particularly bright from her, but evidently Obama’s numbers in Kentucky are abysmal.

 

Jehuda 4:54 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink  

Parallel Reconstruction: This Is How the Feds Illegally Obtain Evidence of a Crime and Lie About It in Court.

The NSA plays a role in this process…

 

Jehuda 4:50 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink  

More on that “Obama Drone” Street Artist: Who Is This Guy Going After Hillary, Obama & Gwyneth Paltrow? Meet Artist SABO. And He’s Just Begun.

 

Jehuda 1:08 pm on October 7, 2014 Permalink  

Government is the only thing we all belong to: DEA Agent Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name: “A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that.”

Of course it did.  It’s a lot easier to do that than to hold him accountable, especially since the DEA and other federal agencies might have already done something like this more than once…

 

Jehuda 5:48 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink  

Not one bit surprised: White House: Biden Remains Trusted Adviser on National Security.

…not coming from this White House…

 

Jehuda 2:58 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink  

Frontiers of Oversharing on Social Media: A top Taliban figure gives away his hiding spot on Twitter.

Odds are the NSA already knew where he was.  Unless, you know, the NSA is too busy spying on every American to spy on these other guys…

 

Jehuda 3:50 pm on October 4, 2014 Permalink  

TV: The 5 Best Libertarian TV Shows Ever.

Starz’s ‘Boss‘ should also be on this list, I believe, for its thorough and realistic depiction of machine city politics.

You can find all 5 of the shows on the list on Amazon Instant Video, by the way.  And two of them you can watch for free if you are an Amazon Prime member.

 

Jehuda 3:14 pm on October 4, 2014 Permalink  

Frontiers of International Travel: Coast Guard rescues man trying to “run” to Bermuda in hydro-bubble east of St. Augustine, Florida.

 

Jehuda 7:51 pm on October 2, 2014 Permalink  

Unsustainable corruption: Florida town infamous for speed traps disbanding police force.

It was unsustainable because they got caught…

 
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