Witch’s Will For A Mourning In July
I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.
Quote of the day:
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. ~ George Orwell
Political experts are saying Joe Biden needs to start doing more fundraising if he wants to run for president in 2016. A lot of people are saying they’d definitely donate to a Biden campaign. Most of them are Republicans, but still… ~ Jimmy Fallon
3 Of The Best Stories:
Inside the immigration bill: Details, bureaucracy and pork
Everyone with an interest in the subject is made to feel they have a say. Like the Department of Homeland Security Border Oversight Task Force, which will oversee border security policies. It takes six pages to describe its mission and membership.
The task force would have 33 members, 19 from the southern border region, 14 from the north. Among its eventual missions: “a recommendation as to whether the DHS Task Force should continue to operate.”
Sounds like Homeland Security officials would spend a lot of time getting advice. Once a border strategy is set, it must be submitted to eight congressional committees, as well as the comptroller general.
Chances are lawmakers have read those parts of the bill. But given the number of lawmakers who confessed they didn’t read the 2010 health care law, the question arises whether they’ve read the whole thing. The stock answer is that staff reviews each page and warns about politically troublesome pieces.
What are lawmakers missing by not snuggling up with S. 744?
They would see how the bill dictates lots of stuff that has to happen _ and not happen _ as well as lots of stuff surgically implanted by senators to please folks back home.
In the protect-yourself category is an elaborate system to control the cost of government conferences. On page 71, rules dictate that should certain grant recipients spend more than $20,000 on a conference, government officials’ approval is required. The provisions follow reports of a General Services Administration conference that cost more than $800,000.
For those so inclined, there’s a section starting on page 113 titled “protection of family values in apprehension programs.” Should someone be deterred at the border, officials would have to determine if they were a parent, guardian or child. Then, when determining repatriation or prosecution, they have to consider “family unity whenever possible,” as well as “the best interest of such individual’s child.”
Judge Jeanine Pirro Rips Zimmerman Special Prosecutor Angela Corey
The Race Card: Democracy’s Parasite?
by Clayton E. Cramer
It is apparent to just about everyone that George Zimmerman’s trial was heavily involved with questions of race. For many blacks (and more than a few liberal whites), it is a clear sign of racism that Zimmerman was not immediately arrested, charged, and tried. For many conservatives – a group which of course includes many minorities — the subsequent decision to charge him with murder seems like a clear case of political opportunism by Florida authorities, a play to racial hate panderers like Rev. Al Sharpton, the model for Rev. Bacon in Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities.
I am not going to try to split the difference on this: there is no question in my mind that Zimmerman should have been found not guilty — indeed, that he should never have been tried.
But I do think it is important for Americans to understand why so much of the black community and many white liberals see the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent decision to not charge Zimmerman as evidence of racism.
Politicians — specificially, Democratic politicians — have been playing the race card in American politics for a long time. In the nineteenth century, not only Southern Democrats but even many Northern Democrats played the race card, calling the opposition party “Black Republicans” to emphasize that Republicans were looking out for blacks to the detriment of whites.
This book cover shows how Democrats argued that, with the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln, we should next expect black men to be pursuing white women for sex.
Once the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed Congress — with a significantly higher percentage of Republicans voting “yea” than Democrats — the Democratic Party did not stop playing the race card. They just changed which race they were trying to inflame to vote irrationally.
Is This Still America?
by Thomas Sowell
There are no winners in the trial of George Zimmerman. The only question is whether the damage that has been done has been transient or irreparable.
Legally speaking, Zimmerman has won his freedom. But he can still be sued in a civil case, and he will probably never be safe to live his life in peace, as he could have before this case made him the focus of national attention and orchestrated hate.
More important than the fate of George Zimmerman, however, is the fate of the American justice system and of the public’s faith in that system and their country. People who have increasingly asked, during the lawlessness of the Obama administration, “Is this still America?” may feel some measure of relief.
But the very fact that this case was brought in the first place, in an absence of serious evidence — which became painfully more obvious as the prosecution strained to try to come up with anything worthy of a murder trial — will be of limited encouragement as to how long this will remain America.
The political perversion of the criminal justice system began early and at the top, with the President of the United States. Unlike other public officials who decline to comment on criminal cases that have not yet been tried in court, Barack Obama chose to say, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
It was a clever way to play the race card, as he had done before, when Professor Henry Louis Gates of Harvard was arrested.
But it did not stop there. After the local police in Florida found insufficient evidence to ask for Zimmerman to be prosecuted, the Obama administration sent Justice Department investigators to Sanford, Florida, and also used the taxpayers’ money to finance local activists who agitated for Zimmerman to be arrested.
Political intervention did not end with the federal government. The city manager in Sanford intervened to prevent the usual police procedures from being followed.
When the question arose of identifying the voice of whoever was calling for help during the confrontation between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the normal police procedure would have been to let individuals hear the recording separately, rather than have a whole family hear it together.
If you want to get each individual’s honest opinion, you don’t want that opinion to be influenced by others who are present, much less allow a group to coordinate what they are going to say.
When the city manager took this out of the hands of the police, and had Trayvon Martin’s family, plus Rachel Jeantel, all hear the recording together, that’s politics, not law.
No Shit Sherlock:
The Zimmerman morality tale didn’t stick to the media’s script
The jurors did not find Mr. Zimmerman innocent. He certainly was no choirboy. Only God and George Zimmerman know what was in his heart in the moment, with his head being pounded into concrete as he reached for his (legal) gun. The jury found him not guilty of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, as the law required them to do.
The particulars were ready-made for twisting into a fraudulent morality tale: A volunteer neighborhood watchman follows a 17-year-old boy through a dark neighborhood, there’s a fight of uncertain origin, then a shot, and the boy dies. All that was missing was the white defendant who could “give the story legs.”
The Associated Press first identified Mr. Zimmerman as white 10 days after the altercation. The Rev. Al Sharpton, sometime preacher and television talk-show host, emphasized the description at a rally five days later. So did ABC News, followed by CBS News. Then the New York Times coined a racial subspecies called “white Hispanic,” and applied it to Mr. Zimmerman.
The race to the bottom began. CNN played the tape of a conversation in which he was said to refer to Trayvon Martin as a “… coon.” Mr. Zimmerman insisted that the phrase muttered under his breath was “… cold.” Finally CNN retracted the story with an apology days later after further analysis of the audiotape. But the slur was frozen in concrete.
Worth a Read:
Republican Greg Brophy enters Colorado governor’s race as Dems slip
Colorado state Sen. Greg Brophy is just the latest Republican to enter the field of candidates vying to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper — but he says that he’s the only one who can muster the kind of broad-based statewide appeal that has been elusive for Republicans in recent years.
“I look at the field,” Brophy said in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, “and I see good guys that are friends, but neither one of them has the experience that I have and I don’t think either one of them has the capacity to build that 51 percent coalition to win the statewide race.”
“I think I can do that,” he said.
Mike McCaul On Immigration Bill: ‘Bunch Of Candy’ Thrown At Border
Harry Reid-Mitch McConnell relationship hits new low
NYT’s Nate Silver: Republicans May Retake The Senate In 2014…
The New York Times polling analyst Nate Silver believes that Republicans may have a shot at retaking the Senate.
“A race-by-race analysis of the Senate, in fact, suggests that Republicans might now be close to even-money to win control of the chamber after next year’s elections,” Silver writes on his “Five Thirty Eight” blog.
“Our best guess, after assigning probabilities of the likelihood of a G.O.P. pickup in each state, is that Republicans will end up with somewhere between 50 and 51 Senate seats after 2014, putting them right on the threshold of a majority.”
I don’t put much credence in what Nate Silver says but a lot of other people are saying this too.
Vomiting Patients at Northern Va. Abortion Clinic a Near ‘Daily Occurrence’; WashPost Buries Charge Deep in Story
“Abortion center closes after run of difficulties” lamented a Washington Post headline on the front page of the July 15 edition’s Metro section. “New regulations hamper relocation effort,” a subheadline for staff writer Tom Jackman’s story noted.
But deep in his 20-paragraph story, Jackman noted that the Fairfax City, Va., clinic, Nova Women’s Healthcare, was sued in late 2011 and that court documents in that suit referred to sick patients “lying down in corridors… and, in some instances, even vomiting.”
In the 16th paragraph of his story, Jackman admitted that “One filing said witnesses would testify that this was a daily occurrence.” Virginia’s new abortion clinic regulations did not take full effect until June of this year.
I would think that “women’s health issues” would address this kind of treatment. But no, they would rather demand abortions and let women be treated in facilities that frankly I wouldn’t allow to treat my dog.Not surprised that WaPo hid these facts late in the story, they have shown for sometime that they have NO journalistic integrity, only a liberal agenda.
Cockroach (s) Of The Day: The Race-Baiting Media – Period!
Every damn one of the bastards!