Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Cromnibus Cronies of Capital Hill

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Remember how we were cautiously optimistic about the Mid Term Election's Red Tsunami?

Well, we've had a good reason to be cautious.

Last Saturday, Congress supposedly averted a dreaded shut down and passed the $1.1 trillion "Cromnibus" Spending Bill.  The WaPo has a nice graphic on how members of Congress voted.

The natives--on both sides of the political divide--are restless.  I didn't see any glowing comments about it on the FOX Twitter Feed.

Sarah Palin said it stinks to High Heaven, while Sean Hannity called Boehner cowardly for passing Cromnibus.  Even Fauxchahontas Elizabeth Warren doesn't like the Citigroup Bailout Provision crammed into it.

In case you're wondering what Cromnibus contains, here's the short answer to the longer-than-"War and Peace"-bill.

Here's another twitter feed on what Cromnibus funds and doesn't fund (yet).

It certainly looks like Republicans got their 30 pieces of silver for caving on Obamacare and Illegal Alien Amnesty.

These same Republicans will do well to remember that they can be swept away, electorally speaking, as easy as Democrats...

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Not Playing at a Theater Near You

Score one major propaganda victory for North Korea and their allies/proxies.

Sony Pictures decided to cancel the Christmas Day release of the movie The Interview.

I wrote this last night and scheduled it to upload this evening.  But evens unfolded faster than I expected.

I wasn't planning on seeing the movie, because I suspected it would make the CIA to be almost as bad as the North Korean government.  But in light of all this, I just may go watch it--if it ever gets released.

Or maybe I'll just buy the DVD.

Yeah, that'll show'em.

Here's my original post, with links and this afternoon's update:

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Planning on seeing a movie this Holiday Season?

The Sony Hackers threaten 9/11-style attacks on the opening day of "The Interview."

I haven't paid attention to cyber attack against Sony Picture Studio, but here's a Business Insider timeline (June to 12 December 2014) for a convenient reference.

The movie isn't even playing yet to general audiences and there's already a Wikipedia entry

Maybe it's time to re-evaluate if a cyber attack constitutes an act of war

Update, 2 PM PST, 17 December 2014:

This afternoon, first AMC and Regal Cinemas backed out of showing the film, then Sony Pictures scrapped the Christmas Day release completely

Breaking News: Obama Plans to Normalize Relations w/Cuba

Earlier this morning, Obama announced he intends to normalize relations with Cuba.

Our Dear Leader considers this a new chapter in US-Cuba ties.

A "new chapter?"

Or is it merely re-reading the old "Let's Make Friends With Dictatorships" chapter?

Mark Rubio calls it a concession to tyranny.

Obamacare Alchemy Before Congress

(Image by Henry Payne)
With the media distracting the masses with the Hands Up Don't Shoot Big Lie and wringing their collective hands about depriving terrorists of their beauty sleep, another minion from Team Obama spun his lies before Congress. 
(Image by Lisa Benson)

(Image by Michael Ramirez)
Maybe some soon-to-be-ex-congressmen believe this spin...
(Image by Gary Varvel)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ignoring the Banner of Jihad

(Image from:  The Times of Israel)
Following-up yesterday's Big Question about the Lindt Café terrorist, today's question is: 
But some folks Down Under appear to be more concerned about "Islamophobia" than the innocent people who were killed--and the loved ones they left behind. 
(Image from: Global News)
Even when the gunman forced hostages to unfurl his jihadi banner, media outlets ignored the obvious and continued to ask: What could be this man's motive?
(Image from:  Voice of America)
Mark Steyn, a Commonwealther himself, rolled-in on this with his wish for the Jihadi Bird to fly away
While The Diplomad peeled off some layers of the multicultural onion to discuss the Sydney siege, Muslim immigrants and "male privilege."

Senate Dems' Selective 9/11 Amnesia

(Image by Chip Bok)

Feinstein & Friends seem to have forgotten they were informed of the use of enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT).

Under the guise of cleansing their collective (and politically motivated) conscience, Feinstein & Friends have offered aid & comfort to the enemy, while stabbing heroes and allies in the back

(Image by Lisa Benson)
Despite their claims that Americans "deserve to know," about 70% of the public don't care if terrorists are smacked around and deprived of their beauty sleep
While the public-at-large is being tortured with the gory details of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques and we're reminded "...this is not who we are..." then as Greg Gutfeld asked:  Who the Hell are we?
I'm sure as long as an American president has a "(D)" at the end of his/her name, drone strikes will continue to be deemed a "stain free" method of dealing with our enemies outside the Ramparts of Civilization.
(Image by Dana Summers)

Breaking News: Taliban Attack School in Pakistan

Half-a-world away from Australia, a Pakistani Taliban attack on a school leaves 145 dead.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Breaking News: Hostage Situation in Sydney Australia Ended

While I was going about my day off the internet, a terrorist in Sydney held people hostage in a cafe.

The first e-mail was breaking news from Hot Air

After a 17-hour standoff, Australian authorities stormed the cafe.

We questioned the logic of the Australian PM's politically correct statement:

So, if I say I am taking hostages for a political-Islamic reason, it remains unclear if my motives are political-Islamic? 

Like a lot of Western governments, they’ll do anything to avoid facing the reality of Islamic terrorism—in Oz in particular, they’ve been pursuing immigration policies almost as destructive as our own in that regard. 

Robert Spencer called it right:  Jihad in an Australian coffee shop.

Here's Townhall's running news update.

And finally, speaking of the destructive immigration polices mentioned above, the big questions are:  How did this man with a criminal record get in to Australia, and why wasn't he deported after his first inside offense?

Whites Being Set On Fire By Blacks

Okay, there's no quirky political cartoon for this batch of horrific stories.

Yesterday, I stumbled across the story of a funeral in Mississippi for a 19 year old woman burned alive.

What struck me about this story--beyond the brutal nature of Jessica Chambers' death--was the lack of details about how she was set on/caught fire, and who could have done such a thing.

Then I stumbled across "another dot." This time from Townhall, with the backwards headline:  Massive spike in whites setting blacks on fire.  The author leads the reader on for a few paragraphs before "correcting" the headline to read:  Massive spike in blacks setting fire to whites. 

He does this to effectively prove his point about the PC-complaint media.  We've heard ad nauseam from the Ministry of Truth about the Hands Up Don't Shoot Big Lie.

But these stories?


Here's the results of my Google search for blacks setting whites on fire.

It will be 15 December 2014 by the time this is posted.

I wonder when how long it will take for a national news network, even FOX NEWS, to pick up on this story--if they ever do.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Who Keeps America Going

(Image found on FlickrHiveMind)

Since this is Sunday, and with 11 days left before Christmas, I thought I'd start the week off with something uplifting.

"VDH" enlightens us on The Other America, comprised of the productive, law-abiding citizens that are keeping this country from sinking into the abyss.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Empathizing With Enemies

(Image by Glenn Foden)

Just over a week ago Hillary Clinton made headlines (again). This time, she declared we need to show respect for, and even empathize with our enemies.

I wonder if this includes Conservatives?

Anyway, from a military point of view, I can see the validity of understanding our enemies. 

Like Ralph Peters said--so we can kill them more efficiently and effectively.