Saturday, July 9, 2016

Dear God, Please Don’t Put America in the Compost Bin of History. Amen.

Burning question of the day:

  • If America’s first half-black President knowingly but unintentionally turns the United States into a banana republic, would that be wrong? Illegal? Extremely careless? Does it depend on whether he actually intended to turn the world’s most “robust” economy into a banana republic? Would any reasonable prosecutor bring such a case?

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Or is it racist of me to even bring this up?

Tomorrow we’ll explore this concept further butt for today just hold this happy thought: banana republics are highly susceptible to organic coups d'├ętat, often lead by the military.

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. - Psalm 123:3

hillary canary yellow suitDear God, please re-zip that banana peel and place it in the compost bin of history. And through your mercy may we be spared. Amen.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

There’s a Cloud Over America

Gun-Cloud-564_zps0dac0087A cloud hangs over America: do you see protection or control?

Yes Barry, you’re right; this is “an American issue.” And it’s not just a gun issue it’s a racial issue. To be clear: if a black man is killed in America, it’s a racial issue. If anyone else gets killed in America it’s a gun issue.

And while it’s hard to precisely pinpoint when this became absolute truth I think we can all agree that it started in 2009, when the President of the United States - in the absence of any facts - declared that the arrest of his friend, Professor Henry Gates, was an example of “police acting stupidly.” That of course was followed by a beer summit at the White House; butt let’s not kid ourselves, no healing took place.

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This was followed by an organic movement led by the professional race hustlers

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who used the deaths of Trayvon Martin,  Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddie Gray to orchestrate one race riot protest after another, all fueled by charges of race-based police brutality.

So thanks President Barack Hussein Obama, for clarifying this for us: it is an American issue, you made it so.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Coincidence? Okay, I’ll Play Along.

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If you don’t believe in coincidences, global warming or common sense gun confiscation controls, butt you  DO believe that we really DID put a man on the moon, you might find the following coincidental events suspect:

  • COINCIDENCE #1, Monday, 6/27: Both Bubba and Lynchin’ Loretta find themselves on the tarmac at Phoenix airport with time to kill. Bubba, yearning to chat about his new grandkid and golf, saunters on over and spends a half hour with the AG - who has no grandkids and doesn’t play golf, so he did most of the talking. The subject of the FBI investigation into his wife’s crimes small mistakes in handling our government’s most secret information never came up; nor did anything else related to Hilz future selection for AG and/or candidates for appointment to the Supremes.

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  • COINCIDENCE #2, Friday, 7/1: Lynchin’ Loretta announces that she made a small mistake in meeting with Bubba because it might prove imply that the game is rigged the optics are not ideal, and that she will side step direct involvement and defer to the FBI and career prosecutors at the conclusion of the Clinton email investigation security review. She will likely accept their recommendation. Ok, she can’t really imagine why she wouldn’t accept their recommendation. Unless she doesn’t. In case they recommend the wrong thing.

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  • COINCIDENCE #3, Tuesday, 7/5: Barry jumps on board the Hillary train and travels with the presumptive nominee to a campaign event in North Carolina. Hilz and Barry spend most of the time complimenting each other on their respective intelligence smarts, skills, and service to the American people before promising a chicken in every pot, forgiveness of all college loans and a bunch of other free stuff. Meanwhile, back in DC, FBI Director James “my homey” Comey announces that he will NOT recommend that the Justice Department prosecute Hillary for her crimes small mistakes in handling our government’s most secret information. He comes to this conclusion after describing in great detail, and convincingly, the crimes she committed. He concludes she didn’t mean to commit any crimes, so -you know the drill - what difference, at this point, does it make? Comey also insists that neither Lynchin’ Loretta nor Barry Obama knew of this decision or what he was going to say.

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And, COINCIDENTALLY, Andrew McCarthy also learned something. He wrote this regarding James Comey’s decision not to recommend prosecution of Hilz for the crimes she committed little mistakes she made:

In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.

I would point out, moreover, that there are other statutes that criminalize unlawfully removing and transmitting highly classified information with intent to harm the United States. Being not guilty (and, indeed, not even accused) of Offense B does not absolve a person of guilt on Offense A, which she has committed.

It is a common tactic of defense lawyers in criminal trials to set up a straw-man for the jury: a crime the defendant has not committed. The idea is that by knocking down a crime the prosecution does not allege and cannot prove, the defense may confuse the jury into believing the defendant is not guilty of the crime charged. Judges generally do not allow such sleight-of-hand because innocence on an uncharged crime is irrelevant to the consideration of the crimes that actually have been charged.

Frankly, I think Andrew is grasping at “straws” here -

356/365 – GRASPING AT STRAWS

butt what the heck, it’ll be fun…I’ll play along for awhile.

straw man memeWM copyCoincidentally, in the Age of Obama, Straw-men now play both ways.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Criminal Intent Matters Naught When You’re Above the Law

law_order_criminal_intent_season_9_-_epodise_01___575989213eb9c.mp4It depends on what the meaning of “law” is; and “criminal” …and “intent.”

They make a cute couple don’t they? Dysfunctional, butt cute.

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And again, I feel it necessary to ask: Evil?

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or Incompetent?

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Butt you know the drill:

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What difference, at this point, does it make?

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

OMG! We’re Turning Into the French!!

“Occam's razor” - the philosophical idea or scientific principle that of any given set of explanations for an event occurring, it is most likely that the simplest one is the correct one.

With our military beginning to look more like a social experiment every day than a mighty fighting force

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it is time to raise the perennial question once again: is Obama evil or incompetent? 

Before you answer, consider the following:

In January of this year the Iranians captured one of our Navy ships; the sailors immediately confessed to wrongdoing, apologized to their captors, responded to questions inappropriately and were released after Iran used their humiliation for propaganda purposes. A Navy investigation following the incident produced disturbing information:

  • The report found the crews were poorly prepared, their boats not properly maintained, communication almost entirely lacking, and their conduct after being captured by the Iranians wasn't up to military standards.
  • The report details a lax culture for U.S. Navy sailors who routinely patrol the Persian Gulf which ultimately led to a highly embarrassing incident for the U.S. military…
  • "The culture ... (was) characterized by informality. They conducted no patrol briefings, and missions were supported by no formal mission analysis, standard planning factors, risk assessment, or overwatch," investigators wrote.

Then we find out from the Benghazi Report that our military was not so much restrained as they were unable to respond to the attack on our consulate. From Richard Fernandez, The Enemy Doesn't Coordinate With Your Narrative:

  • The men of Benghazi were not, in the official sense, left to twist in the wind. Yet that was the effect. United States forces were simply unable to mount a response and they were, to all practical purposes, alone.  The report outlines a veritable compendium of failure. Some might even call it an indictment of the nation's military posture.  The reluctance to explore it is easy to understand.  It was a rock that nobody in the administration wanted to look under.
  • Basically, the Benghazi consulate was overrun because the administration had established an embassy beyond the wire and outside the artillery fan. They had deceived themselves into thinking it was tenable. They entrusted its defense to unreliable militias. When it was attacked, they had no forces within practical range of relief. To explain the resulting disaster, they peddled a fairy tale which even they did not believe.  It was all wishful thinking from beginning to end and beyond. We are now in that beyond.

In 2012, while our (former military) men fought heroically to protect our consulate in Benghazi, no backup arrived to assist them…not because they were told to stand down butt because we couldn’t decide what clothes to have our current military men wear? Why, then, is anyone surprised that four years later when our New Navy sailors wandered unaware, unprepared and unconcerned into Iranian waters that our sailors surrendered without a fight when captured? Such things do not just happen organically. There has to be a guiding hand behind it.

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First we Obamanized NASA, shifting it’s emphasis away from aeronautics to Muslim outreach. Then we Obamanized the military.

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Obama fired all the generals and admirals who wouldn’t sign on to his “New Military” standards and replaced them with Social Justice Warriors. Now our military isn’t even expected to measure up against the standards set for the boy scouts and girl scouts:

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Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of 'warfighting toughness' and a litany of other errors led to the capture of 10 US sailors by Iran back in January, Navy investigators say.

In a report into the incident, released today, officials say the men were unprepared for interrogation, gave away information including the passwords to phones and laptops, and details about their vessel and mission.

The damning report concludes that 'decision makers at every level failed to intervene' in order to stop the mission from becoming an embarrassing failure. – Daily Mail

So again I ask: Evil? Or incompetent? Hint: while not mutually exclusive, Occam’s Razor rules may apply.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

It Took 240 Years But Now Even the Brits Understand Independence Day

Like all of your favorite radio/teevee hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. I hope you enjoy my 2016 4th of July retrospective:

js1024_3_statue_of_liberty_centennial_celebration_1986_w_logo_auHappy Birthday America!

From 2010: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

These founding documents were designed and declared with full knowledge of human nature and complete understanding of the soul’s tendencies. The result was the formation of a more perfect union which has stood the test of time in no small part due to the wisdom of these founders who crafted a near sacred separation of powers within the government they created.  Let us honor their courage, their genius and their foresight.

And for our part, let us be ever vigilant against those who would impinge on that greatness by opening the very gates that hold tyranny at bay.

From 2011: a pre-4th post from Camp David, Home For the Holiday: Feliz Quarto De Julio

Anyway, the long and short of it is Lady M decided to send me and Little Mo back to the Big White to weed and water the Big White Organic Garden of Versus in order to give our illegal Mexicans the rest of the Quarto de Julio weekend off.

From 2012:  Happy Birthday America! July 4, 2012 in which we enjoy a quote from Abraham Lincoln:

“The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty, especially as the sheep was a black one.  Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty.”

Although I think we can all agree on the meaning of “destroyer of liberty.”

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And from 2013, As it Turns Out, We Were the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For, we have Paul Harvey’s video essay on the fate of the 56 men (click to view) who believed liberty was so important that they pledged “…our lives, our fortune, our sacred honor” to ensure it.

Also from that post, a not-to-be-missed photo-recipe for some 4th of July s’mores that have been kicked up to notches unknown – something America has been known for in the past: (h/t The Lonely Libertarian)

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Also from 2013, we have a bonus post of the Star Spangled Banner by “Madison Rising” (click to view)

And from 2014, “A republic, Madam, if you can keep it” which includes an eerily prescient observation about Joan Rivers, may she rest in peace.

Finally from 2015, Weiners on Parade, the tiny 4th of July BBQ for tiny hamsters:

So let’s get those baked beans in the oven, the potato salad in the frig and the burgers and dogs on the grill and party like it’s 1776!

I note this year that the  Brexit vote indicates that even the Brits understand our Independence Day now. I do hope that theirs withstands the test of time as well as ours (so far), butt in general I’d have to say…our Independence Day TRUMPS theirs.

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Happy Birthday America – Long May You Run!

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

It’s Just One Frocky Horror Picture Show© After Another

I was working on a post, butt decided it wasn’t appropriate for Independence Day weekend, so I give you this instead, inspired by somebody’s suggestion the other day that we do a review of some of Lady M’s, umm, “classic fashions.”  Below are the results of the last review I conducted, on May 5, 2013, with a h/t to Lady Biki who I believe in an earlier life first introduced us to the term “Frocky Horror Picture Show.”

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The “Frocky Horror Picture Show©” 2013 Battle Is Now….Over!

The 2013 Edition of my historic “Frocky Horror Picture Show©” battle is in the can and we have a winner. The battle was fierce, fraught with technical difficulties and Court Orders. Over 4 million votes were cast and my servers are in dire need of a rest.

The history books will record this election and the final results as a textbook example of Chicago Rules. Peaceful protesters marched on my little bunker challenging entries featuring Lady M in attire that, in their opinion, did not meet the strict definition of a “frock:”"

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Butt I looked it up in my Funk & Wagnalls app,

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and found:

    1. an outer garment worn by monks and friars
    2. an outer garment worn chiefly by men:
      1. a long loose mantle
      2. a workman's outer shirt; especially
      3. woolen jersey worn especially by sailors
    3. woman's dress

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Lucky for me, Chicago Rules are in effect, so I have awarded my coveted Golden FLOTUS to 2 finalists.

After an exhausting night of counting absentee ballots and analyzing dangling chads, my super secret Election Results Overseers in the Windy City have certified the results (rounded here to the nearest 1,000) and the winner(s) is(are):

In The Category “Traditional Frocky Horror” - Garnering 1,180,000 Votes

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Janet: “The MOTUS Bulge look”

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In The NEW Category “Non-Traditional Frocky Horror” - Garnering 745,000 Votes

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run4fun53: “low class trash”

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CONGRATULATIONS Janet and run4fun53, winners of my 2013 “Frocky Horror Picture Show©” Battle, and all the others who entered and lost did not win failed to buy enough votes are special. Janet and run4fun53 have earned the people’s ovation and fame forever, are now permanently ensconced in my Snark Attack Hall Of Fame and have received my coveted, Golden FLOTUS!

I close my first, historic Frocky Horror Picture Show© contest out with a h/t to Janna for inspiring the original concept and this promise/warning: there will be more. Because, people, as admirable a job as you all did – and it was admirable - we barely scratched the surface.

For instance, this little gem from Big Guy’s first historic Nobel Peace Prize party in Norway didn’t even make it into the frocks for consideration:

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This wrinkly, crinkly golden Oslo Frocky Horror vision served as inspiration for the original Golden FLOTUS statuette! I hope Calvin Klein is proud of himself.

I know I am (proud of myself, that is).

I know, I know: we’re long overdue for another contest.Butt I just don’t know if I’m constitutionally up to it anymore.

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And this reminds me of Sista’ Silver Heels, from March 3, 2015:

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