Witch’s Will For A Mourning In June
I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.
Quote of the day:
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language… one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. ~ George Orwell
President Obama said he welcomes a national debate over our surveillance policies. He said that’s a debate we wouldn’t have had five years ago. Five years ago? It’s a debate we wouldn’t have had two weeks ago if they all hadn’t gotten caught.
My Favorite 3 Stories:
Government compromises our trust
It looked bad last week, but it looks much, much worse now. The federal government has been spying and lying. The only comfort is that, apparently, it’s been largely incompetent at both: Nobody believes the lies, and the spying wasn’t even able to catch the Tsarnaev brothers.
Not long ago, the Director of National Intelligence assured us that the federal government does not “wittingly” spy on Americans. That has turned out to be a lie. As Fred Kaplan writes in Slate, “We as a nation are being asked to let the National Security Agency continue doing the intrusive things it’s been doing on the premise that congressional oversight will rein in abuses. But it’s hard to have meaningful oversight when an official in charge of the program lies so blatantly in one of the rare open hearings on the subject. “ And the spying turns out to go even further than we thought we knew last week.
Over the weekend, the Associated Press reported that the spying goes well beyond the Prism program reported by whistleblower Edward Snowden. As AP notes, “while Prism has attracted the recent attention, the program actually is a relatively small part of a much more expansive and intrusive eavesdropping effort. . . . documents show it is one of the major sources for what ends up in the president’s daily briefing.” From the descriptions available, it appears that the NSA basically just copies everything going over the Internet, and can look at it either in real time or later.
Meanwhile, according to a report from CNET, the National Security Administration has admitted, despite earlier denials, that it’s listening to American phone calls without warrants. The calls are stored, but there’s no warrant application. Instead, it appears — though as I write this there’s enough back-and-forth that it isn’t certain — that all that is needed is a decision by an analyst. So, in essence, the NSA may be writing its own warrants.
Rise in illegal crossings roils immigration debate
by Byron York
There was a striking moment in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s debate on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill when Republican Jeff Sessions and Democrat Charles Schumer argued over the number of immigrants who would be allowed into the country under the new legislation.
Sessions cited reports suggesting the figure would be more than 20 million over the next decade in addition to the 11 million or so who are already in the United States illegally. Schumer took issue with that, although he wouldn’t name a figure of his own.
Then Schumer declared the whole dispute beside the point. “It is not that, ‘Oh, this bill is allowing many more people to come into this country than would have come,’ ” he said. “They are coming. They’re either coming under law or not under law.”
Ted Cruz Set to Infuriate the Left With Immigration Bill Amendment
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday announced his intention to file another amendment to the so-called “gang of eight” immigration bill that is facing tough opposition from some GOP lawmakers.
“I’ll file amendment to immigration bill that permits states to require ID before registering voters & close this hole in [federal] statutory law,” Cruz wrote via his official Twitter account.
Cruz has consistently opposed the immigration bill, voting against its advancement in the Senate three times and has shown no signs of flipping on the legislation.
Two Black Democrats Become Republicans in Louisiana
by Star Parker
Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party can attract black voters needs only look south to Louisiana.
At a conference held in Baton Rouge at the end of May, called @Large and aimed to attract black conservatives, black Democrat Elbert Guillary, a member of the state legislature, announced that he was switching party and becoming a Republican.
Less than two weeks later, just up the road in Central City, Louisiana, black Democrat city councilman Ralph Washington – who attended this same @Large conference, made the same announcement – he’s becoming a Republican.
It’s really not such a mystery. The mystery is why this is not happening more often.
I’m asked all the time why, when it is so clear that blacks are damaged by the left wing political agenda, black voters so uniformly and consistently support candidates – Democrats – who advance this agenda.
My answer is that Republicans need to start acting more like the businesspeople they claim to be.
Any businessman convinced that his product is the best doesn’t blame customers for not buying it. He doubles down on his efforts to understand these potential customers better and how to sell to them.
There needs to be more appreciation of the differences in the black population.
A Gallup poll done in 2011 showed that whereas 39 percent of whites say they are “very religious,” 53 percent of blacks do. A large percentage of “very religious” blacks are conservative and very different from blacks on the left who identify with the NAACP.
The @Large conference, where I was a speaker, was hosted by pastor C.L. Bryant, who tells his own story about leaving the left-wing black establishment in his new film “Runaway Slave.”
Bryant was president of the NAACP chapter in Garland, Texas, but his relationship with the NAACP soured when he refused to speak at a Planned Parenthood pro-abortion event.
His eyes began to open and see that his traditional Christian values – protecting the unborn and promoting the traditional family, individual freedom, and dignity – were out of whack with the political agenda blacks were automatically signing onto.
Elbert Guillary is now the first black Republican in the Louisiana state legislature since reconstruction.
Worth a Read:
Is California Doomed?
The Beholden State: California’s Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is now officially published and available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and all the rest. This is a collection of writings on California’s troubles from my friends at the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal and includes excellent essays by the great Victor Davis Hanson, Steven Malanga, Joel Kotkin, Heather Mac Donald and others. Among those others is me, (or I), with my essay on the movies, “The Lost Art of War.”
But while I’m delighted to be included in the book, the thing I really love about City Journal is that the writers and thinkers there are not concerned with party politics, but only with what works. They’ll support Democrats or Republicans, as long as they come up with real solutions to problems — and solutions that don’t compromise American principles of freedom. Also, they’re really good writers and thinkers.
Take a look at the book — and take a look at the journal itself too. Both provide unique takes on issues that are too often obscured by emotion and rhetoric.
Schools Scanned Kids’ Eyes Without Parents’ Permission
Parents in a Florida school district are fuming after learning officials failed to ask permission to scan their children’s eyes for a high-tech school bus security program.
The Polk County School District claims a series of errors led to the program moving forward. Parents were told they could opt out — but only after 750 students had had their irises scanned.
And so it goes. Day after day civil rights violated by the government. And will those idiot voters allow the perpetrator of this violation to continue in his job?
If these parents are really serious about their outrage District administrator Rob Davis will be fired. Immediately if not sooner!Or will he be put on a paid leave and get a free vacation courtesy of the scammed and scammed again taxpayer. 47% won’t give a damn, they don’t pay taxes anyway.
Embattled ICE Director Resigns
Big deal! Obama will simply appoint someone with the same lack of integrity. New person with same ideology.
Brit Hume: Silence Is “Not A Way To Lead”
BRIT HUME: President Obama’s handling of the deteriorating situation in Syria follows a pattern traceable through much of his political career. When the issues are difficult and the options unappetizing, he tends simply to go away.
Recall his history of voting present in the Illinois legislature. But when you’re president you can’t simply vote present.
Rand Paul: Obama Said He Would Protect 4th Amendment And Privacy But Does The Complete Opposite
NBC Praises Bloomberg’s ‘Great Idea’ of Forcing New Yorkers to Store Rotting Trash in Apartments
The hosts on Monday’s NBC Today were all in agreement that New City Mayor Michael Bloomberg forcing all residents to sort out rotten food scraps from their garbage for composting – and to hold on to the refuse for days – was a “great idea” that would be “good for the environment.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
Co-host Matt Lauer briefly explained the program: “[Bloomberg] wants you to take your food scraps, put them in a container about the size of a picnic basket in your home, hold them for a few days and then later put them in some larger…containers out on the sidewalk….This is going to be part of a voluntary program at first, which will then become a mandatory program.” He added that “they’ve tried it with a few pilot programs here in New York and the participation was very high.”
I’ve composted for years. But I have a house and a yard.
In apartments? Maybe possible if it is voluntary and done by people who know what they’re doing.
Forced composting? Recipe for massive stench, rodent and insect problem. Naturally this idea is endorsed by people who know nothing about it.
Cockroaches Of The Day:
Ari Melber and a panel of liberals
MSNBC: Republican Pro-Lifers Motivated By “White Supremacy”…
Not only did these idiots get their “facts” wrong, but they are so self-absorbed in their belief system that all conservatives are racists that they haven’t the brains, or guts, to look in the mirror and see the real racists.
These are the people that view every issue through the prism of race. Racists? More on the left than on the right. Lying cockroaches to boot.