Monday, April 27, 2015

Hill's Baggage Just Got Heavier

(Image by Robert Ariail)
If Hillary's baggage wasn't heavy enough; uranium, one of the heavies elements, was added a few days ago in the form of a deal between the Clinton Foundation and Russian investors to acquire uranium mines in Canada
Of course, the Clinton Foundation mouthpiece is trying to brush this aside:  Yes, we made some mistakes.
Simple accounting errors.  Could happen to anyone, right?
Right.  It's just that such errors always seem to occur when the Clintons are involved.
(Image by Gary Varvel)
 Mark Steyn isn't buying it and rolls-in with his fighting for everyday Americans and everyday uranium-dealing Kazakhs.

Earthquake in Nepal

Over the weekend, a massive earthquake struck Nepal.  As of now, the death toll has climbed above 3,000 victims.  Sadly, the number of casualties are expected to climb.

Relief efforts are underway.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. 

In my job at Washington State Emergency Management, we monitor around the world, especially within our own state, and the Pacific Rim due to the danger of tsunamis. 

So disasters like this are very relatable to me on both a personal and professional level.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ISIS's Structure Revealed

(Image by Gary Varvel)
We often like to think of terrorists as certifiably insane, and hell-bent on causing death and destruction for the sake of causing death and destruction.

Nothing could be further from the truth, especially where the Islamic State is involved.

Apparently, ISIS's chief strategist got himself killed last year in the embattled town of Tal Rifaat

Taking-out a terror chieftain was certainly good news.  But what's even better is the treasure trove of documents he left behind revealing the structure of the Islamic State.

Let's hope we can put this intelligence coup to good use.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Captain Kirk's Water Pipeline Proposal

(Image from:  Proof Positive)

Earlier this week, "Captain Quirk" concocted a Kickstarter scheme to alleviate California's four-year drought:  By running a water pipeline from Seattle to Lake Meade.

Apparently, Shatner didn't hear back from the Away Team that reported WA State is currently facing a drought this year.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Obama: Desperate for a Deal

(Image by Nate Beeler)
Negotiations with Iran over its Nuke Program should have resumed yesterday. 

As I'm writing this, there's been little or no news regarding the progress of the negotiations.

However, we're already five steps behind Iran, the latest being the mullahs are not going to allow their military sites to be inspected.

Our Dear Leader may very well get his deal done with Iran.

However, many of us like-minded folks feel this won't end well...

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hillary Clinton: Queen of the Corruptocrats

(Image by Bob Gorrell)

Well another "Right Wing Conspiracy" may be in the making for the Bill & Hill Clinton.  The Hillary Camp is in damage-control mode over a new book's revelations.

Basically, Clinton Cash is suppose to be about the ton-o-cash the "dead-broke" Clintons have raked-in.

(Image by Steve Kelley)
It makes me wonder:  What will it take to folks like these away from the levers of power?
Mark Steyn has a simple 2016 Campaign wish:  "I would like a candidate who promises to hose out the sewer."

My feelings are similar. 

Big Government has led to Big Corruption.  Since 2008, the prime offenders have been Democrats.  However, last year's "Red Tsunami" was full of campaign promises made by Republicans, now seems to have petered-out after four months in office.

Will Clinton Cash derail Hillary's bid for the Oval Office Throne, or will it be another "phony scandal?"

I hope this supposed bomb-shell of a book turns out to be Clintonian Kryptonite.  But the non-FOX media is eager to see their queen coronated.

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

No Contenders Against Clinton

(Image by Jerry Holbert)
Last week, VDH wrote a damning piece, asking:  Why is Hillary Clinton even running?

Unfortunately, the short answer is:  Because there is no other contender the Democrats could put into the ring.

The way the leftist political landscape looks, all Team Hillary has to do is coast through the Democratic Primaries on name recognition--and recycled ideas...

(Image by Glenn McCoy)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Battling With Bees on I-5

(Image from: KIRO 7 News)
Before I came on duty yesterday, a semi transporting millions of bees rolled over on I-5

I saw this young lady on the news, but didn't see her get stung:

(Image from: Q13 FOX)

We didn't get involved until 0700 hours (7 AM, PST), when a dispatcher from WA State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) called and requested support from our Department of Ecology.  This was due to the foam used to kill the bees was flowing into a nearby storm drain.

King 5 News, has a short video of foaming down the bee hives.

But here's what some beekeeper responders looked like wading into the swarm:

(Another image from Q13 FOX)
And here's what the mess looked like when the sun came up:
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This incident quickly reminded me of an episode Rescue 911 (Episode 501).

As far as I know, the emergency response managed to clean up the mess within hours, only two lanes of I-5N was closed, and no one was seriously hurt in the Pacific Northwest version of "Swarm Save."

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hillary Hillarity

(Image by Gary Varvel)
Not to be outdone by King Barack, Our Queen-in-Waiting has followed-suit and had a personal logo designed for her.

Powerline started this week on a humorous note with some logographic spoofs.

Meanwhile, foreign governments will continue to funnel money into the Clinton Foundation Coffers and there's her 180-degree turn-arounds on issues which will provide additional fodder for conservative commentators.

However, none of this is important to Hillary's groupies, which include 40% congressional Democrats.  They have a symbol they can rally 'round:

(Image by Glenn Foden)

So even though the deck is stacked (against us), the question is:  Will they be able to carry their queen's scandal-loaded baggage all the way to Super Tuesday 2016?

(Image by Steve Kelley)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hearing A Lot About Hillary

Now that Hillary's presidential bid was made official a few days ago, we'll be hearing a lot of the good, the bad and the ugly about her in the upcoming 18-month campaign trail.
First, Team Hillary may not be the juggernaut her supporters believe she is. 
According to a Bloomberg Poll, a majority of Democrats and Independents want to see another challenger enter the primary.  Their biggest issue:  They don't think their "champion" is all that truthful.
So, of course, the presumptive madam president's minions are already turning this into a campaign against the glass ceiling, even though the most voters consider Hillary's gender to be of minimal significance
Meanwhile, on the lighter side of things, Mark Steyn will be dusting-off some earlier articles about Bill & Hill that still resonate today, like:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nuke Deal DOA Without Congressional Approval

(Image by Chip Bok)

Hank Adler reminds us that there are no treaties without Senate approval

While the first two paragraphs of Hank's article are political satire, Iran's intentions are no laughing matter...

(Image by Henry Payne)