Friday, August 28, 2015

Leftists Adjust Narrative to On-Air Shooting

(Image from:  NY Post)

As my nightshift was coming to an end two mornings ago, every TV station suddenly began carrying the breaking news of the on-air shooting of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward of WDBJ7-TV.

Both victims were engaged to be married.

However, before the suspect was identified, the gun control crowd went on the offensive.

The unlamented Vester wasn't the angry, white, hetero, Republican, card-carrying NRA member the many in the news and social media may have assumed he was.

If that was indeed their assumptions, they got the "angry" part right.  Vester was gay black man, and Obama supporting Democrat

Vester wanted to start a race war.

But in these turbulent, PC-afflicted times, you can't state the obvious.

Comrade Karla, who brought the Breitbart story to our attention had this to say:

...I predict this will die a quick death in the media as it doesn’t fit pre-conceived “narratives.”  The PC crowd is already attacking the messenger. 

I think the good comrade is correct, for the most part.  The gun control issue will be reinvigorated now that Hillary has vowed to take on gun violence in America.

And despite Vester's declaration of race war, leftists are downplaying this and considering this a "gun problem."

(Image from:  Liberal Logic 101)

Whether or not the On Air Shooting story gets buried, two innocent people were murdered and four families are in mourning.

My thoughts and condolences go out to them. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Euro-Train Heroes Honored

A couple of days ago, the Americans and Briton who thwarted the jihadi attack on the Euro-train were awarded France's highest honor--the Legion of Honour.

While we rightly celebrate our fellow Americans' heroism, The Diplomad reminds us about what is not being said about the incident.

Paul Greenberg reminds us these "strangers on a train" harken back to the heroes of United-93.

While ex-pat Rachel Marsden warns us that nonchalance does nothing to discourage terrorism.

Let's keep rolling!

WA Firefighters Take a Break in an Exteneded Campaign

Yesterday, firefighters were able to take a break thanks to weather conditions and fire behavior.  Rain is expected within couple of days and predicted to last throughout the weekend.

But even though firefighters are on a much-needed rest, they know they're in it for the long haul.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dems Considering Late Game Substitutions?

(Image by Gary Varvel)
Typically liberal news agencies seem to be getting Hillary Fatigue.  USA Today doesn't think Hillary's e-mail debacle is no joke
Meanwhile, rumors abounded about a Biden-Warren Ticket.
There's also speculation that Obama's pick of Biden as his VP means Our Dear Leader considers Biden presidential material.
Despite Bernie Sanders' popularity among leftists, it seems as if the Democrat Party elites still don't think he's viable enough to unseat Hillary.  And that if Hillary's campaign continues to chug along, it will drag down their hopes of maintaining the presidency.
(Image by Glenn Foden)

Biggest Wildfire in WA History

Last year, the Carlton Complex Fire was the largest wildfire in WA State's history.

This dubious honor turned out to be short-lived.

As of yesterday, the Okanogan Complex Fire has now claimed the #1 Wildfire Title.

WA State Emergency Management are also dealing with 9 other Fire Mobilizations ("Fire Mobes").  This ties a record set several years ago.

We would have been happy to not even come close.

In all this, I did learn a new term:  Grassoline.

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Day at the R & D Races

(Image by Jerry Herbert)
 Mark Steyn reminds us of the contempt dissatisfaction with the Party of Why Nothing Can Be Done that is contributing to Trump's lead in the Pachyderm Parade.
(Image by Michael Ramirez)
While on the surface, it does look like standard operating procedure for getting rid of out-of-date gadgets, but looks too convenient in light of their former boss's e-mail woes.
But we're assured by a Hillary spokesminion that all this e-mail/secret server hoopla is merely a matter of Hillary not thinking this through.
If Hillary does become president, what future decisions will be made that she "doesn't think through?"
All this might be funny, if it were a movie...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Two 2016 Usurpers

(Image by Chip Bok)
Our political ruling class is in a quandary. 
The only option the Donkey Drove can think of in response is to pick through the recycle bin.

(Image by Gary Varvel)
Rumors abound about Joe Biden and Al Gore tossing their hats in the ring.

Meanwhile, despite grabbing more headlines, things aren't better among the upper crust (R)s.

Trump continues to trump the party.

The GOP Pachyderm Parade isn't doing any better than their Donkey counterparts against their in-house upstart.

Especially when the GOP establishment is learning the wrong lessons from Donald Trump.

Jonah Golberg's observation sums things up:  Trump and Sanders are two peas in a pod

Terrorist Attack Thwarted by Vacationing "Task Force"

(Image from: CNN)
Last week managed to end on one positive note:  Three Americans thwart gunman on a train in France.
It turned out, the gunman was a "known wolf" among the fold.

Saturday, August 22, 2015