...If you really want to reach out to others, one of the first rules is you don’t do it in a way that is provocative and insulting to the people you allegedly are trying to come together with. Very often activists hide their activism in the gauzy, politically correct language of ‘out reach’ and ‘tolerance’ but their actions are anything but…
no one should be so big, so important, so powerful...so black…
..."The house ethics committee found the Speaker guilty guilty guilty!” raged Rep. Maxine Waters on the House floor on December 7 1995. “. . it’s about time, believe me the American people do not appreciated double standard, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, no one should be so big, so important, so powerful, that they can violate the rules of this house and the laws of this country and not suffer the consequences. . ."…
---Rep. Maxine Waters to then House Speaker Newt Gingrich December 7 1995
get it? got it? good.
“For much of the middle class, the root of their economic anxiety is not the fear that they will fall into poverty, but the fear that they will not achieve the economic trajectory that they imagined for themselves and their children,” the authors write. “When progressives talk only about falling through the safety net, they miss much of the middle class."…
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Political party: Republican
Relationship status: Single
To stay fit, Sadoian runs 10 to 15 miles a week (even in this July heat), hits the gym and cleats up with California’s delegation for summer softball.
Close the book.
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
Political party: Republican
Relationship status: Single
A political junkie, Hudson loves “the kind of heated discussion where you break to have a beer and then start again.”
Coffee, cigars and Cheez-Its are three things he says he can’t live without.
“But its problematic when you try to have all three at once,” he jokes.
40 miles and a cloud of coal dust*
Chevy used to know how to sell cars.
Cue: cutie (Who’d you rather listen to: Dinah Shore or ... him?)
Cue: phallus (Ironically, this spot illustrates the range of the Volt, too.)
*Kristopher in comments
Electric Edsel ©2010 mojo in comments
Impervious to Em-bare-assment
how do they not notice?
“This fire department has been all white, lily white, for almost 150 years now,” [New York City fire captain Paul Washington] said. “It has to end.”
You made it to Captain; what’s your problem?
“Blacks don’t fare as well as whites on this test, probably due to the disparity of education,” said Washington.
So.... You’re saying you want ignorant firefighters? I heard [from a firefighter] that firefighting involves lots of science. If I [G-d fabid] find myself in a burning building, this will not be much of a comfort to me.
“You’re asking me to make my job more dangerous to satisfy a social engineering experiment,” said [FDNY deputy chief Paul Mannix].
Look! An adult.
“I want to see black New Yorkers share in this job because, like I say, it’s not a good job. It’s a great job,” said [Fire Captain Paul Washington].
So set up some classes to help folks from ”disparate educational backgrounds” pass the freakin’ test. Ya raaaacist.
today’s KisP fun facts
Half a million dirty Britons wash their bed sheets only three times a year......
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One in six people also admitted waiting at least a month before washing their bed sheets.
Experts say up to ten per cent of the weight of an unwashed pillow can be made up of dead skin and mites, with a dirty bed having about ten million bedbugs..
Millions of dust mites inhabit the home, feeding on shed skin cells. They mainly live in furniture...AND YOUR PILLOW
bedbugs...they live IN BEDS
Is it an Act of War Now?!?
looking for a map back up the rabbit hole
Ok - I get the arguments about “cheap labor,” “cheap votes,” and “cheap parishioners.” Nevermind the part where the “cheap labor” costs more, overall; and the same with the “cheap votes.” I don’t buy it: those arguments are obfuscatory. They’re flack. This is proof:
On the day parts of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, went into effect, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the news for another reason: there’s a price on his head - allegedly offered by a Mexican drug cartel. ...
[A woman received a text message] offering $1 million for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s head and $10,000 for anyone who wants to join the Mexican cartel.
...The Sheriff’s office says investigators are trying to trace exactly where the text message came from, but because it did originate from an international number, that will be difficult too.
[emph mine - e~C]
Lemme get this straight: foreign nationals are putting out a public, paid hit on an American citizen and elected official.
An international paid hit against an American citizen is being investigated by a county Sheriff’s office?!? Where’s the FBI? The CIA?
Have we already progressed so far that “lesser” public officials who are annoying to Teh Regime are left to their own devices? Would a similar threat against Pelosi—or even Charlie “Greetings from Under The Back of Teh Bus” Rangel—be investigated by a local sheriff’s office? How about a similar international threat against either Podesta brother? or Huffington? or Spencer Ackerman? Would they be expected to turn to their local sheriff’s office?
And howz about the ”dies mil dls” offered to “kualkier amerikano”? WTF?!? What kinda creeps are gonna ooze out from under the woodpile for that? [apparently International Gang Petardos are as creative with their spelling as los ninos Amerikanoz]
What about the citizenry? The people who received this message:
“She showed it to me..I was kind of disgusted…
“Kind of disgusted” Kind of??!?!? Whothehell are these people?!? Is this message being randomly forwarded? Who would do that? Or are these people investigation-worthy, themselves? Who gets a text from Cartel d Juarez?!?
Election season is upon us, and Ken Potts isn’t the type of person to keep his opinions to himself.
“I spent 21 years in the military, three in combat to defend our rights to have private property and to express ourselves,” said the Viet Nam vet.
Potts uses his yard on the very high traffic corner of 185th and Meridian to support the candidates he believes in. Many of them are Republican. Then political vandals struck.
“They stole all the signs we had up about two weeks ago. The next morning we found them scattered throughout the neighborhood, so we collected them back up,” he said.
His wife even wired the signs to the fence to keep it from happening again.
Then last weekend, he came home to find a sign with a very different message on the utility pole in front of his home.
“It was tacked up there and it said ‘ Republicans are a disease,’” said Potts. “This shows it’s someone who favors the opposition and that the opposition to their candidate shouldn’t have a voice.”
Over the years, Potts has had his flags torn down, and his house egged and spray-painted. This vet says it feels like this incident is just a new battle in an old war…
Lindsay Lohan fan, Jake Byrd, makes an appearance among the reporters waiting for the actress’s release from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California. Lohan was released at 1:35 a.m. this morning after serving 13 days in jail and was scheduled to head straight to the rehabilitation treatment center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
(AP Photo/Spencer Weiner)
what I imagine hell to be like
You paid for it....Enjoy!
Greg Gutfeld @Big Hollywood
KisP Daily Zen
If not, it’s probably still pretty cool.
~ story ~
You now know something even the smartest, most educated and enlightened people in the World didn’t know throughout all of Human history up until this generation.
* This incredibly beautiful and complex pattern is completely explained by F=ma in an inverse-square gravity field (f=GmM/r^^2). Solving those equations for anything more than two isolated bodies in space (the “three-body problem") hasn’t really been done, yet, by other than numerical methods (i.e. number-crunching by a computer). Even relatively simple Earth-Apollo-Moon navigation calculations were, by necessity, approximations. Now consider the awesome task of trying to do it with a gazillion bodies like this without knowing any initial conditions or the current nine-dimensional state matrices (location, speed, & acceleration in 3-D of each independent particle at an instant in time). Still, those two equations applied to a massive number of objects over time are all that are required to understand the dynamics, here. (Okay, that’s not quite true. One has to throw in the effects of gazillions of collisions between all that stuff, all based on other inherently simple laws; but you get the point.) This example of simple laws producing complex results helps us understand the difference between a natural pattern and a design.Close the book.
Welcome to the Crazee Dawg Daze of Summer!
this year’s theme: Cojones and Pissyness
”Jan Brewer has the cojones that our President does not have to look out for all Americans, not just Arizonans, but all Americans,” explaining, ”If our own President will not enforce a federal law, more power to Jan Brewer and 44 other states who are in line to help support Jan Brewer in state laws, state efforts, to do what our President won’t do...”
“I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. But what we can’t do is demagogue the issue,” he said. “And what we can’t do is allow a patchwork of 50 different states, or cities or localities, where anybody who wants to make a name for themselves suddenly says, ‘I’m gonna be anti-immigrant and I’m gonna try to see if I can solve the problem ourself.’ ”
oh *snap* guur-freen’.
the right to refuse service
The attorney for the man charged with last year’s deadly shooting rampage at Texas’ Fort Hood Army post says his client, who is still on the military’s payroll, can’t find a bank willing to cash his checks.
While Maj. Nidal Hasan sits in Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, waiting for his next hearing in October, his lawyer, John Galligan, has been shopping around to banks trying to find a financial institution willing to take on his client as a customer.
“Various banks have refused, without any specificity, to permit Hasan to open a checking account where he can have his military pay deposited,” Galligan told ABC News.
Hasan faces 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder stemming from the Nov. 5 shooting that fatally wounded 13 soldiers. If convicted, Hasan could face the death penalty.
Hasan still is receiving payment from the U.S. military because, according to a spokesman, he is still a service member .
“He is a major in the United States Army and will therefore be paid until he is no longer a major,” said Lt. Col. Chris Garver. “So yes, he’s still receiving payment.”
According to Army records, Hasan stands to receive a check for about $6,000 every month. He is also eligible for what the Army calls an “incentive pay” that could be as much as $15,000 annually…
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...Hasan’s lawyer said that his client was notified about a month ago that his longtime bank, Bank of America, was no longer interested in holding his money.
“They gave us advance notice, yes, but it represents the discriminatory attitude and atmosphere that’s pervasive in central Texas and in the Fort Hood community,” said Galligan.
Diane Wagner, a representative for Bank of America, said of Galligan’s claims, “We do not comment on customer relationships for privacy reasons.”
Galligan said that among the banks into which he has tried to deposit Hasan’s checks, the one that declined him and upset him the most was the Fort Hood National Bank.
”The bank’s motto is ‘serving those who serve,’ but apparently that’s not true in Hasan’s case,” said Galligan.
Thrown Under The Back of Teh Bus?
who didn’t see this coming?
The politically charged decisions by veteran Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California to force public trials by the House ethics committee are raising questions about race and whether black lawmakers face more scrutiny over allegations of ethical or criminal wrongdoing than their white colleagues. ...
There’s a “dual standard, one for most members and one for African-Americans,” said one member of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaking on condition of anonymity.
...and exalted them of low degree
The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.
The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.
According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.
Fox News will replace the AP in its former seat, also in the front row, and NPR, which lobbied for Thomas’ seat along with Fox and Bloomberg News, will take Fox’s former seat in the second row...
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(pssssssst...forest fires )
Orange Sunlight, an Ode to Dispersed Oil Tarballs, by Berd
tarball infected stratus
clouds in the sky
more corexit perhaps?
the question is the question
Pelosi refused to say whether she would have voted for the war funding bill.
“Now you didn’t vote. I know the speaker doesn’t have to vote. But how would you have voted?” Amanpour asked Pelosi in the speaker’s ceremonial office inside the Capitol.
“Well we brought the bill to the floor,” Pelosi explained. “And that was a statement that said that we knew that our troops needed to have ... would be provided for them. So we will never abandon our men and women in uniform,” she said. “On the other hand it gave our members a chance to express their view,” the Speaker said.
“How does this figure into our protecting the American people? Is it worth it?” Pelosi asked rhetorically.
“Is it worth it?” Amanpour repeated pointedly. “Is it worth it?”
”That is the question,” Pelosi replied.
“But that’s my question to you,” Amanpour pressed.
“Well we will, as I said, we will see the metrics as they unfold in the next few months,” the Speaker said.
oy vey ole!
Israel on Sunday approved new residency criteria that could result in the deportations of hundreds of children of migrant workers.
The decision by Israel’s Cabinet represented a small step by Israel to clear up the status of thousands of foreign workers in Israel.
Under the decision, children of migrants whose parents entered Israel legally may remain if they are enrolled in school, speak Hebrew and have been here longer than five years.
An Israeli advocacy group, the Hotline for Migrant Workers, estimates 700 of 1,200 school-age children are at risk of deportation, along with their parents.
About 200,000 migrant workers live in Israel, mostly from the Philippines, China and Africa. About half have overstayed their visas, thousands for many years. Many have children who were born in Israel and know no other home.
Some Israelis complain that illegal migrants are taking jobs away from citizens. Others worry that the non-Jewish workers could upset the Jewish nature of the society.
At the Sunday Cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed with the critics. “This is a tangible threat to the Jewish and democratic character of the state of Israel,” he said…
The Hometown U.S.A. Award goes to.........
...after the Boy Scouts held a parade and an event on the Mall on Sunday, July 25…
...after Obama’s inauguration...
Original photos ThomasM
tonight’s white-racist post
In our continuing effort to ridicule racism, especially the left’s addiction to applying that term to conservatives (or to any form of opposition, really), I beg you to read one of the most coherent and well-organized articles I have ever read on the topic.
Edmund Standing’s piece, White Liberals and Politically Correct Racism in Family Security Matters, is a bit long, but it needs to be. Skip Oprah, today, take some time to read and digest it. Pass it around. You can’t help but better understand the current state of play.
via Holger Awakens, who has a brief overview of the article. You might want to stop by his place first.
song for a Sunday afternoon
A Democratic candidate for Congress told police he was assaulted Sunday night near downtown Spokane after making sexual advances to another man.
David R. Fox, a Port Angeles attorney who moved to Spokane recently to run against Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, told police he wasn’t injured in the altercation but he is pressing charges against his alleged assailant, Nathaniel Washington.
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Washington, a 32-year-old Spokane resident, is out on $100 bond after being charged with misdemeanor assault and obstructing an officer.
Sunday night, it was Fox who called police from McDonald’s on West Third Avenue to say he’d been assaulted in a nearby courtyard below the interstate. Officers arrived and questioned Fox, who identified Washington. Washington admitted hitting Fox.
When an officer asked why, Washington said it was because Fox had asked him for oral sex and “I just hit him, I went crazy.”
Fox later told the officer that he and Washington had been in the park “walking around and hiding from each other.” Fox said Washington was “leading him on” and when the officer asked what he meant, Fox said he had asked Washington for oral sex. At that point, Fox said, “he grabbed me in a bear hug and threw me on the ground ... I don’t understand. I asked him nicely."…
The Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip have ordered lingerie shops to display more modesty.
A week after banning women from smoking water pipes in public places, the Hamas-run police force has told stores selling women’s underwear to remove scantily-clad mannequins and any posters of racy undergarments.
“These measures have stemmed from complaints and pressure by ordinary people. They have to do with upholding our traditions,” police spokesman Ayman Al-Batniji said Wednesday.
Now we know why the young Prince is being groomed to take over from Grandma. Cuz she threw a cuh-ray-zee one.
The Prince of Wales says he believes he has been placed on Earth as future King ‘for a purpose’ - to save the world.
Sorry, JWF—while I agree that is world-class dooshbaggery, it’s also world-class wack-doodle-ism. JugEars is the only fella on the planet who actually thinks he’s gonna get Teh Big Job.
tonight’s wish I’d said that
— dick, not-quite-dead white guy in comments,
You can’t handle the truth!
Son, we live in a world where most people live in a hut with cardboard walls and no toilet, but you live in a home indoor plumbing, clean water, color TV, heat, and air conditioning. And those walls have to be built by men with tools and hard work, men with capital to finance the building and making of stuff you enjoy.
Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Congressional Black Caucus?
The middle class in this country have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.
You weep for Rodney King and you curse Whitey. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Rodney King’s arrest, while tragic, probably saved lives. And our existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, makes your life tolerable, even comfortable.
You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties in the ‘hood, you want me building and making stuff and paying taxes. You need me doing that.
We use words like faith, hope, charity, hard work, spend only what you can afford, honesty. We use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use ‘em as an excuse to demand more.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very blessings I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a tool or go to MacDonald’s and go to work.
Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!
because sometimes a heckler deserves a shot at the mike.
Close the book.
Hillary Clinton and her boob wtf