Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hawaii Could Be First To Put Gun Owners In FBI Database

From AP

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.
Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in "positions of trust," such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.
"I don't like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where the guns are, they can go grab them" said Jerry Ilo, a firearm and hunting instructor for the state. "We get the feeling that Big Brother is watching us."
Supporters say the law would make Hawaii a leader in safe gun laws. Allison Anderman, a staff attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said the bill was "groundbreaking," and that she hadn't heard of other states introducing similar measures.

Beyond the obvious infringements on the right to keep and bear arms and the right to privacy, it will be another waste of money that does absolutely nothing to reduce crime. Canada spent over two billion dollars for their gun registry, with nothing to show for it, leading to its repeal in 2012.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Holocaust survivor achieves lifelong dream of singing national anthem at a MLB game

Dailymail Via Weasel Zippers

An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor fulfilled her longtime wish to sing the US national anthem at a Major League Baseball game.

Hermina Hirsch, dressed in all white, made her dream come true as she sang Saturday at Comerica Park in Detroit before the Detroit Tigers played the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hermina toldWWJ-TV: 

'At my age, I figure that this would do it. I don't want to die before I sing at a baseball game.'

Hermina told WWJ in April that she had no reservations about singing in front of thousands of fans at Comerica Park.

'If I lived through the concentration camp, it couldn't be that bad,' Hermina said.
Originally from Czechoslovakia, she lives in Southfield, Michigan, with her husband. She was 17 when her family was split up and sent to concentration camps in 1944. 

I am happy she got to live her dream. It is clear she is more proud of being American, and of America, than most politicians and blind partisan followers.

Heavy Metal Monday

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Obama Signs Bill Removing Derogatory, Outdated And Hurtful Language From US Law

From Weasel Zippers

President Obama climbed aboard Air Force One Saturday for his first trip to Vietnam and his fourth to Japan, knowing that he’d left America a better place. Not only did he squeeze in more than four hours of golf — he also signed Rep. Grace Meng’s bill removing the “derogatory and outdated” word Oriental from U.S. law.
The bill to modernize legal language was a true bipartisan effort, passing both the House and Senate unanimously.
In a press release, Meng acknowledged that “many Americans may not be aware that the word ‘Oriental’ is derogatory” but assured the public that it is both insulting and offensive.
In addition, American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut, as well as “Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent” in U.S. law will be replaced by Native American, Alaska Native, and Hispanic. The terms Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander will be added, and Puerto Ricans will remain Puerto Ricans […]
The federal modernization of the language is happening quickly. Earlier this month, the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs did away with terms like offender and felon in favor of “person who committed a crime” and “individual who was incarcerated” in order to “decouple” the person who committed a crime from his or her past actions.
To take this to its logical extreme, they would have to erase the names of every culture in question and replace it with a term that make people not think about them -- and by extension, their traditions and history. Change the language, change people's perceptions.

The irony about "diversity" is that the forces pushing it want everyone to be exactly the same.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Premature Martyrdom

I guess the bombers flunked.

From DNA
A suicide bomber in Peshawar, Pakistan has accidentally detonated his vest while riding a motorcycle on an empty road, killing himself and two other militants also on a bike.
The incident took place in the Sufaid Sang suburb just northwest of Peshawar, where the trio were planning an attack,reports Dawn.
“Their plan was foiled when the suicide vest of one suicide bomber detonated prematurely,” Kashif Zulfiqar said. “Their target was not known but they were moving towards a crowded area where there are several police and military check posts,” he added.
Police defused a jacket fitted on the dead body of a second would-be bomber and recovered a Kalashnikov rifle, eight hand grenades and hundreds of live bullets. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other militant groups regularly target military and civilian installations as part of an insurgency.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Venezuela: Mob Burns Man Alive Over 5 Dollars

From NY Post

CARACAS, Venezuela — The mob didn’t know at first what Roberto Bernal had done, but he was running and that was enough.
Dozens of men loitering on the sidewalk next to a supermarket kicked and punched the 42-year-old until he was bloodied and semi-conscious. After all, they had been robbed of cellphones, wallets and motorcycles over the years, and thought Bernal had a criminal’s face.
Then a stooped, white-haired man trailing behind told them he’d been mugged.
The mob went through Bernal’s pockets and handed a wad of bills to the old man: the equivalent of $5. They doused Bernal’s head and chest in gasoline and flicked a lighter. And they stood back as he burned alive.
“We wanted to teach this man a lesson,” said Eduardo Mijares, 29. “We’re tired of being robbed every time we go into the street, and the police do nothing.”
Vigilante violence against people accused of stealing has become commonplace in this crime-ridden country of 30 million, once one of the richest and safest in Latin America.

But, but, socialism is all unicorns and rainbows! We just need to take everything from everyone and redistribute it in rations and humanity will be one big happy family. No one trusted with the people's property would ever think of hoarding it for themselves and let everyone else fight over the scraps or starve. Forget about the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, China, North Korea, and Cuba, socialism was just never done right, so let's try it again...

...and Albert Einstein was a racist for what he said about insanity.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Surveillance Program Exposed in San Francisco: Hidden Microphones in Public Places


From CBS Local

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed.
Imagine standing at a bus stop, talking to your friend and having your conversation recorded without you knowing.  It happens all the time, and the FBI doesn’t even need a warrant to do it.
Federal agents are planting microphones to secretly record conversations.
Jeff Harp, a KPIX 5 security analyst and former FBI special agent said, “They put microphones under rocks, they put microphones in trees, they plant microphones in equipment. I mean, there’s microphones that are planted in places that people don’t think about, because that’s the intent!”
FBI agents hid microphones inside light fixtures and at a bus stop outside the Oakland Courthouse without a warrant to record conversations, between March 2010 and January 2011.
Federal authorities are trying to prove real estate investors in San Mateo and Alameda counties are guilty of bid rigging and fraud and used these recordings as evidence.
 Nineteen Eighty Four was supposed to be a warning. Governments have used it as an instruction manual.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Confessions Of A House Dem: Doesn’t Read Bills, Told How To Vote, Reelection Top Priority

From Truth Revolt
A new tell-all book about the inner workings of Congress is set for release later this month that has Washington D.C. buzzing. It’s called The Confessions of Congressman X and it promises “a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.”
All that is known about the anonymous congressman is that he is a Democrat and sat down with Robert Atkinson, a former staffer for two congressional Dems, who took notes during several meetings and received the blessing to publish the conversations.
The deep-seated corruption that this insider’s look reveals isn’t all that surprising to most readers weary of a bloated federal government, but it’s unsettling nonetheless.
On voting:
Fundraising is so time-consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. I don’t even know how they’ll be implemented or what they’ll cost.
My staff gives me a last-minute briefing before I go to the floor and tells me whether to vote yea or nay. How bad is that?
I sometimes vote “yes” on a motion and “no” on an amendment so I can claim I’m on either side of an issue.
It’s the old shell game: if you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em.
On voters:
Voters claim they want substance and detailed position papers, but what they really crave are cutesy cat videos, celebrity gossip, top 10 lists, reality TV shows, tabloid tripe, and the next f***ing Twitter message.
I worry about our country’s future when critical issues take a backseat to the inane utterings of illiterate athletes and celebrity twits.
Like most of my colleagues, I promise my constituents a lot of stuff I can never deliver. But what the hell? If it makes them happy hearing it, and they’re stupid enough to believe it, shame on them.

But ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX and pundits will still tell you that there is a difference between party X or Y, or that X is less evil than Y (while missing the point that the lesser evil is still evil).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Tale of Two Hillarys

Hillary Clinton

From Dailymail

'I never trusted a polygraph again': Hillary Clinton LAUGHS in 30-year-old interview as she recalls how she helped a suspected child rapist walk free after the prosecution lost crucial evidence

  • Hillary Clinton defended Thomas Alfred Taylor, 41, in 1975 in Fayettville, Arkansas 
  • Then aged 27, Clinton found a loophole in the prosecution case and Taylor walked free 
  • Newly unearthed audio interview from the early 1980s has Clinton discussing the case with Arkansas journalist 
  • Recordings throw into question Clinton's claim to be a champion of women and children's causes 
  • Taylor died in 1992 and his alleged victim is now a drug addict still in Fayettville, Arkansas
In a newly unearthed audio interview Hillary Clinton reveals how she managed to get a plea bargain for a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl - and shockingly laughs as she indicated she knew he may have been guilty.

During the course of the conversation which dates from the early 1980s, Clinton, then 27, outlines how she used a mistake by the prosecution to get 41-year-old Thomas Alfred Taylor to walk free. 
Indeed, so cavalier is her attitude to securing the freedom of a man suspected of raping a child that the shocking and candid interview may tarnish her role as an advocate for women and children in the United States.
The recordings which date from 1983-1987 were discovered by the Washington Free Beacon and are of Clinton recalling her role in the most important criminal case of her career.
This is not the first time that the trial has been written about.
In 2008 at the height of her primary battle with Barack Obama, a Newsday story focused on Clinton's deeply controversial strategy of attacking the credibility of the girl.
'Rodham, records show, questioned the sixth grader’s honesty and claimed she had made false accusations in the past. She implied that the girl often fantasized and sought out ‘older men’ like Taylor, according to a July 1975 affidavit signed ‘Hillary D. Rodham' ‘in compact cursive,' wrote Newsday.

Hillary is pandering to women. It is amazing that despite getting a rapist to walk free, as well as assassinating the character of women who claim to have been molested by Bill Clinton, that she still has a lead among women.