Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Stupification Continues


Insert Silly Pun Here: Breast Implant Bombs

About five years ago, a Massachusetts politician was caught stuffing graft moolah into her bra. Howie Carr's callers spent a full hour saturating the air waves with breast puns. It was tiresome and yet it was amazing how yet another caller could come up with yet one more war chest kind of reference. If you missed it, oh well.

Fast forward and Howie's one time radio rival, Jay Severin breaks the story that Pakistani doctors were flocking to England to study the arcane practice of breast implantation. Severin could be a bit speculative and he surmised that doctors' motives were to implant bombs internally. A few years later, Severin seems to have been right after all.

Just because I spared you the puns does not mean Pamela Gellar will do the same.

Talking To Obots

I have tried with some success to minimize contact with Obots. I don't dislike Obots personally but talking to a Kool-Aider is like talking to a Scientologist, a Moonie, a Hare Krishna or a placard-carrying member of the Westboro Baptist Church. Their devotion to their cult leader creeps me out in a big, big way.

Most Obots advance arguments that go something like this. "Bush sucked. Therefore we will have a successor who will suck ten times more than Bush and you can't criticize him because Bush sucked and that makes his successor immune from criticism. Besides, his successor has cool celebrity friends."

That summary is only slightly facetious. For five years I have seen variations of that content posted on comment sections of blogs and news sites. A friend of mine posted a Facebook comment that went something like "A president wiretaps a hotel room and gets impeached. Another president wiretaps the entire country and gets praised." Instantly his post was met with a reminder that Bush conceived the Patriot Act. Whoomp...There it is. Whoomp...There it is. Whoomp...There it is.

On most matters, Bush did suck but Obama sucks worse. And it's not because Obama is Anti-Bush or Bush Lite. No, Barack Obama is Bush on steroids. Bush caused deficits. Obama caused much larger deficits. Bush helped create the Patriot Act. Obama uses the Patriot Act to spy on political rivals and unsympathetic journalists. Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security. Obama uses DHS to militarize small town America, to spy on and intimidate political dissent and to horde ammunition for who knows what? The Bush Administration was at times, secretive. The Obama Administration is a closed book hidden in a lead-lined vault guarded by rabid wolves.

An open question for Obots? Can't we have leaders who suck less than Bush or don't suck at all?

No? That must be some damn good Kool-Aid!

Concord, New Hampshire Police Chief Calls Free Staters Domestic Terrorists

This one hits close to home. I live in New Hampshire but I am not affiliated with the Free State Project. I have met a few of the members and I like every one I have met. Yes, they do have a few attention seekers who disrupt court proceedings and do the stupid Gandhi passive resistance thing that never appealed to me and never made any sense to me.

The typical Free Stater is bookish and passive. Yes, they do believe in the Second Amendment, oh yes, but so does every granny in this state. I am one of the minority who has never owned a firearm. I know of zero acts of aggression committed by Free Staters. Zero. Well, a few have walked the streets of Keene with a pocket full of quarters to feed expired parking meters. I am not sure if that is why the peaceful city of 23,409 received its own militarized vehicle but it could have been a factor.

Meanwhile, the Concord, New Hampshire Police Chief has applied for a DHS grant to receive an armored vehicle. He cites the presence of Free Staters to justify the need for the militarization of a city of 42, 695.

Here is the statement from Free State Project President, Carla Gericke:  The Concord NH Police Department has made false and misleading statements in a grant application for $258,024 in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) to receive a Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle, hereinafter the “Tank.”

See the whole story below.

Here is a multimedia overview of the controversy.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Why Do People Who Benefit Least From Our Bad Economy Love Obama?

Because their fate is not linked to the larger economy--at least not in the short run.

This is a depressing article in "The American Thinker." Spoiler alert: The Millenials will not save the day.

Update: President Is Recovering From Vicious Rodeo Clown Attack

Our courageous president has undergone intensive golf therapy to alleviate the massive suffering inflicted by a masked rodeo clown. It was announced earlier today that the massive wounds inflicted by the masked clown were no longer believed to be life-threatening. Not taking any chances with the profile in courage's recovery, a stellar medical team airlifted the president's dog to Martha's Vineyard on an MV-22 Osprey. Rumors have swirled that former presidential consultant Buddy Love would be airlifted to Martha's Vineyard for a marathon round of spades.

Meanwhile, the masked rodeo clown has escaped justice. "How many more, Mr. Speaker? Hpw many more?"

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oliver Stone; “Obama is a snake"

The revelations about the sundry ways NSA and the government in general spy on the American public has evoked bipartisan outrage. It's hard to believe Hollywood would ever turn on Obama and it probably will never unite against him but calling the first black president a snake? Well, let's just say his popularity is declining. Oliver Stone thinks Edward Snowden is a hero and Barack Obama is a snake. Bet he'll never get a job at the Missouri State Fair.

“The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers. It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought all the weight of government to bear against protestors. He didn’t like protestors. He thought they were left-wing communists. He never could find the proof, but by the time the Vietnam War came around, as you know, 500,000 people were on the list, and they were being eavesdropped on. And where are we now? Same place.”

Missouri Rodeo Clown Invited to Perform in Texas

  Just to make sure his point was well taken Congressman Stockman invited the vanquished rodeo clown to perform at a rodeo in Texas’ 36th congressional district.

They want to crush dissent by isolating and polarizing anyone who questions Obama, even if it’s a rodeo clown with a harmless gag,” said Stockman. “The idea to create a state of fear and make people afraid to trivialize Obama. No one tried to personally destroy the rodeo clown who wore a George H.W. Bush mask.”

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CIA's John Brennan Was The Subject Of Michael Hasting Story

The Michael Hastings case is really heating up. God bless San Diego 6 new for their intrepid pursuit of the  truth. It has been confirmed  that John Brennan was the subject of the hot story Hastings was working at the time of his death. An email hacked from super secret CIA contractor Stratfor’s President Fred Burton was provided to San Diego who in turn posted it on Wikileaks. It alleges that then Obama CIA Director John Brennan, was in charge of the government's continued crackdown or witch-hunt on investigative journalists. The email reads;
Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning
information from inside the beltway sources.

Note -- There is specific tasker from the WH to go after anyone printing
materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is
shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode...
This video of an earlier San Diego 6 broadcast indicates that Hasting's car exploded loudly enough that it awoke 7 people who called 911. The explosions were pre-crash and are not indicative of a normal car crash. The police deny the news program access to much information it has.

This video is the kicker. Hasting's car was only traveling at about 35 mph according to calculations made by a college professor who simply measured the length of the video by the distance traveled. For a moderate speed crash the wreckage was remarkable. The drive train and engine were torn from the chassis and were found 100 feet from the vehicle. The CIA did responded to the news station twice by email and even followed up with a call.
“Without commenting on information disseminated by WikiLeaks, any suggestion that Director Brennan has ever attempted to infringe on constitutionally-protected press freedoms is offensive and baseless.”

Rolling Stone will publish Hasting's final story in the future.

A World Without Metadata

Imagine there was no metadata for NSA to gather up. This is a tremendously interesting interview with Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke. Silent Circle is a secret data transfer and encryption service. The developer of PGP, Phil Zimmermann is associated with this firm. Conventional email can never be secure because of its architecture but that does not preclude companies such as Silent Circle from finding other ways to offer secure voice, text, and data transfer. As the encryption service is present on the client side rather than the server side once data is deleted on ones computer or smart phone there is no data on the client or server for governmental agencies to harvest.

Father of Ibragim Todashev Hires High Profile Lawyer

Abdulbaki Todashev, father of Ibragim Todashev will hold a press conference tomorrow. He is expected to announce that he has hired a well know attorney. Council on American Islamic Relations Florida Director Hissan Shibly says "I'm sure when the government knows who (the new co-council) is on this case, it will draw their attention.”
Shibly also says that it is possible that the younger Todashev was shot while he was on the floor. This case is not going away.

Missouri State Fair Bans Rodeo Clown for Life

I hate to harp on this but the Democratic administration of Governor Jay Nixon is responsible for the Missouri State Fair. The State Fair imposed a lifetime ban on the rodeo clown whose depiction of Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized.

Lerner Used Private Email Account for IRS Business

The House Oversight Committee has learned that Lois Lerner conducted IRS business through her personal email account. In a letter to Lerner Darrell Issa and his colleague, Ohio congressman Jim Jordan wrote; “This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business,” adding “Additional documents related to the Committee’s investigation may exist in these non-official accounts over which you have some control, and the lack of access to this information prevents the Committee from fully assessing your actions."
Lerner really should have run this by Ed Snowden before she started her off the record correspondence. He could have fixed her up with a secure email account where the dedicated operator would have shut down his business to protect her privacy. I wonder if Lerner ever met Richard Windsor.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Getting A Handle On Voter Fraud

I just discovered this guy Ed Naile, a registered Democrat and concerned citizen. He and his organization,  CNHT (Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers) are rooting out voter fraud and "voter nests."

New Hampshire became a blue state largely through voter fraud and organized temporary migration.

Naile's biggest scoop was exposing a "voter nest" hosted by a New Hampshire State Senator (although a local TV channel got wind of his investigation and outscoped Naile.) The Senator in question, Martha Fuller Clark, resides in a historical district and as such is forbidden from using her home as anything other than a single family residence. Eight people were registered to vote at her residence. A closer inspection reveals that they were high-ranking Democrats from places like Illinois and Arkansas who had declared themselves New Hampshire residents.

Ed Naile gives voter fraud workshops (as in detecting, not promoting.) I am intrigued.

Deliver Us From Copyrights

Arthur Smith was born in 1921 in Kershaw, South Carolina. His father like practically everyone else in town worked in a cotton mill but by avocation was the director of the town's volunteer brass band. Smith first learned to play a trumpet and credits jazzmen Louis Armstrong, Stephane Grappelli, and Django Reinhart as influences on his early career. In 1945 he wrote and recorded Guitar Boogie, the first instrumental to top the country charts. It also topped the pop and rhythm and blues charts and years later was recorded Chuck Berry who could play a guitar like ringing a bell. It's easy to see the confluence of jazz and country into rock and roll. Like many country entertainers of his era Smith grew up in the rural south in a small town served by a single am radio station that worked feverishly to please a diverse and demanding audience by alternately playing country, rhythm and blues and gospel. Most southerners of that era, both black and white, had very broad tastes in music and could give today's diversity crowd lessons racial harmony. This enabled Ray Charles to not only perform at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem but to appear as a guest on the television show Hee Haw. It enabled B.J.Thomas to tour with James Brown and Elvis Presley to take a single song to top of all three charts which he did twice with Heartbreak Hotel and Don't be Cruel. In 1950 Red Foley topped all three charts with Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy.

Smith's contribution to popular music came in a round about way. In 1955 Smith using a tenor four string banjo, instructed bluegrass musician Don Reno to strap on a 5-string banjo, saying, "You just follow me." Monument Records released the result as Feuding Banjos. Supposedly the movie Deliverance made popular the instrumental Dueling Banjos. That is true but it neglects the fact that Warner Brothers flagrantly disregarded Arthur Smith's copyright  and used his Feudin' Banjos without his knowledge or consent. Pursuant to his settlement with Warner Brothers Smith is collecting royalties, know in the music business as "mailbox money"to this day. That's why we have copyright laws but people familiar with the case at the time think that Warner Brothers thought they could just roll over Smith and plagiarize to their hearts' content.

During the SOPA-Protect IP, debate Hollywood and the music industry seemed to argue that the primary purpose of the internet was to serve as a distribution conduit for copyrighted music and films. It's interesting to see how much the movie industry itself abides by copyright law. Now tell me no one at Warner Bothers noticed the similarity to this.