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Here we go again: Mass shooting in Oregon


ISIS Air Superiority Fighters?

Nah, I don’t think so. So what is Russia planning to deal with in Syria?

Russia had positioned itself to launch airstrikes in Syria, but its movements suggested that its targets might be something other than ISIS, according to U.S. officials.

“We see some very sophisticated air defenses going into those airfields. We see some very sophisticated air-to-air aircraft going into these airfields. I have not seen ISIL flying any airplanes that require SA-15s or SA-22s (Russian missiles). I have not seen ISIL flying any airplanes that require sophisticated air-to-air capabilities,” Gen. Phillip Breedlove, NATO’s supreme allied commander, said on Monday.

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10 things I trust more than Hillary Clinton

10) Grocery store parking lot discount bungee jumping

9) Guatemalan tap water

8 ) A late night car ride with Ted Kennedy

7) A Brian Williams war story

6) A Nigerian email business offering

5) An unsolicited, out-of-the-blue, Facebook friend request from this person

4) Career advice from a “local mom” making $87 per hour at home using “one weird trick”

3) The Blaze

2) Stopping passersby and asking if they can change a hundred in Brad’s neighborhood

1) Bill Fucking Clinton


Yes Virginia, there is a free lunch!

Trump’s tax plan is in. Here is the first bullet point…

If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households – over 50% – from the income tax rolls. They get a new one page form to send the IRS saying, “I win,” those who would otherwise owe income taxes will save an average of nearly $1,000 each.

Remember Romney’s 47% who don’t pay taxes? Trump’s plan is to increase that population. Old fashioned wealth redistribution wrapped in old fashioned pandering.

I wonder where the rest of us will write “I lose” on our forms.


Flash: Boehner out


WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.

Mr. Boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open.


This is a photo of the wall that surrounds Vatican City

Just sayin’…

60-vatican city walls


The deal with Donald Trump is…

…you don’t know what he is. He has no guide rails.

Donald Trump has bragged he would be the greatest jobs president God has ever created.

“I am so intent in putting people back to work in this country,” Trump said recently. “Our country can be great again. We have to put people back to work.”

Trump, however, doesn’t need to be elected president to start hiring Americans for jobs now being given to foreigners.

A CBS4 News review of U.S. Labor Department records found that Trump businesses have requested hundreds of visas in recent years claiming they were unable to find Americans willing to do even the most basic tasks.

And that is particularly true at Trump’s famed Palm Beach estate called Mar-A-Lago.

Every year since at least 2008, Mar-A-Lago has requested anywhere from 70 to 90 visas to bring foreign workers into the country as cooks, waiters and housekeepers. The starting pay is between $10 and $12 an hour.

“There are certainly a bunch of people that would love to work at that rate,” said Michael Watson standing outside Career Source, a job placement service that helps businesses find workers.



I was going to call the police…

But then I decided that Ahmed was simply heading to school to show off his science experiment. Once I realized my suspicion was simply a shameful manifestation of white privilege and cisgendered patriarchism, I felt much better.


It feels like September 10th, doesn’t it?


Refugees Cross the Danube

The Goths cross the Danube and enter Roman territory as refugees.

The Goths cross the Danube and enter Roman territory as refugees.

In the summer and fall of the year 376, many thousands of refugees arrived in what is today Bulgaria and Serbia. They were displaced Goths and other tribes. They arrived at the outer reaches of the Roman Empire and requested refuge from the Huns. Roman emperor Valens granted them the right to settle along the banks of the Danube.

The Roman emperor granted the Goths farming land, grain rations and the protection of the Roman Army.

More Goths came than the land and the Romans could support, however, and soon famine swept through the Goth villages. The Roman emperor told the Goths to travel south to Marcianople but the Goths were not welcomed and there were assassination attempts on the Goth leaders. The Goths rose up in rebellion against the Romans.

The Goths were successful in their revolt and soon controlled a huge segment of the formerly Roman controlled Balkans. Over the course of the next six years the Goths assassinated the Roman emperor and significantly undermined the power of Rome on the Balkan Peninsula. The Romans, for the first time ever, negotiated a peace settlement with a barbarian tribe.

The message was clear to other barbarians: Rome could be fought to defeat. Within a hundred years, Rome was sacked and the Roman Empire had collapsed. The former empire was divided up between barbarian tribes.

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Walker is out


I confess I am disappointed. He was my guy and, I think, the best candidate on paper. Alas, what works on paper doesn’t necessarily work in practice.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, once a leading candidate in the Republican presidential race, will announce Monday that he is suspending his campaign, Fox News confirms.

The decision marks a swift reversal in fortunes for Walker, who over the summer was seen as the candidate to beat in the key state of Iowa. But the governor who forged a national reputation on his record battling union power in his home state saw his position slide in recent months.

Walker was plagued by a series of missteps, and was seen as performing poorly in the first two primary debates, generally struggling to stand out amid a crowded and boisterous 2016 field.

More at Fox News.


How to get a White House invitation in 20 seconds

Here is Mohammad’s “invention”.

There you have it. The kid didn’t invent a clock. The kid didn’t build a clock. What he did skillfully create was a controversy.

Richard Dawkins says we were taken to be fools.


Cyberdyne Systems Model 101


The most pussified thing ever said by any White House in American history

Obama wants you to know that it isn’t his fault. He didn’t want to do it but people made him do it. He tried to tell them but they kept pushing him until he had to do it. If he would have had his way, this never would have happened. He was, you understand, against it from the start and tried not to do it. Everybody should stop blaming him because it wasn’t his fault. Why do people keep acting like he is in charge? Why can’t everybody just leave him alone already?!

By any measure, President Obama’s effort to train a Syrian opposition army to fight the Islamic State on the ground has been an abysmal failure. The military acknowledged this week that just four or five American-trained fighters are actually fighting.

But the White House says it is not to blame. The finger, it says, should be pointed not at Mr. Obama but at those who pressed him to attempt training Syrian rebels in the first place — a group that, in addition to congressional Republicans, happened to include former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

At briefings this week after the disclosure of the paltry results, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, repeatedly noted that Mr. Obama always had been a skeptic of training Syrian rebels. The military was correct in concluding that “this was a more difficult endeavor than we assumed and that we need to make some changes to that program,” Mr. Earnest said. “But I think it’s also time for our critics to ‘fess up in this regard as well. They were wrong.”

In effect, Mr. Obama is arguing that he reluctantly went along with those who said it was the way to combat the Islamic State, but that he never wanted to do it and has now has been vindicated in his original judgment. The I-told-you-so argument, of course, assumes that the idea of training rebels itself was flawed and not that it was started too late and executed ineffectively, as critics maintain.

More at the NYT.


Regarding that Hungarian border fence

Since the fence went up, the flood of migrants pouring into Hungrary has been reduced to a trickle. The Budapest Keleti railway station that was inundated last week has returned to normal. Train service to Austria resumes as normal today.

Hungary has taken a lot of flack for the fence. The UN is not happy.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly criticised Hungary’s treatment of migrants as unacceptable after police fired tear gas and water cannon at asylum-seekers at its border with Serbia.

“I was shocked to see how these refugees and migrants were treated. It’s not acceptable,” Mr Ban told a news conference in response to a question about the border clashes.

The UN chief stressed that “these were people fleeing war and persecution” and that the response must be one of “compassionate leadership”.

Last week Croatia planned to show Hungary how to welcome migrants…

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said the country stoody ready to help “people in pursuit of a better life.

“[They came] because they were persecuted and poor and because they want the right to a better life. It is up to us to help them as much as we can,” the premier added.

The Croatian prime minister harshly criticized Hungary…

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic criticized Hungary’s decision to seal its border with Serbia for migrants and said Croatia will not do the same.

“We are ready to accept these people, regardless of their religion and the color of their skin, and direct them to the destinations where they wish to go, Germany and Scandinavia,” Milanovic told lawmakers in Parliament.

This week, things have changed.

Croatia closed all but one of its border crossings with neighboring Serbia Friday after struggling to cope with a huge influx of migrants and refugees.

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said the country had “limited capacity” after the country closed its borders.

While Croatia has attempted to take the newcomers to asylum centers, the overwhelming numbers mean that many people have been left on the streets.

The Croatian military is on alert…

Croatian leaders put the army on alert after chaos erupted Thursday on the border with Serbia, where thousands of asylum-seekers poured into the country, some trampling each other in a rush to get on the few available buses and trains. Dozens were injured in the mayhem. The masses descended on Croatia after Hungary erected a barbed wire-fence and took other tough measures to stop them from using it as a gateway into Western Europe.

Slovenia stands between Croatia and Austria and they don’t want them either….

Slovenia has stopped rail traffic at the border crossing with Croatia after a train carrying 200 refugees was intercepted in Dobova. The Balkan state vowed to shelter up to 5,000 asylum seekers. Some 8,000 people poured into Croatia in just two days and more are projected to arrive shortly.

If they make it to Austria, they aren’t home free. There are no trains running between Germany and Austria.

Germany on Wednesday closed a rail link that has brought tens of thousands of migrants onto its territory from Austria in less than two weeks, prompting hundreds of people to walk across its border rather than wait for trains.

The flow of trains carrying migrants into Germany through the Austrian city of Salzburg had already been severely disrupted by German border checks introduced on Sunday and the connection was cut completely on Wednesday.

After hours of waiting in Salzburg’s main station, hundreds set off on foot for Germany, roughly 8 km (5 miles) away.

Worth remembering…

He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, ‘Good fences make good neighbors.’


Germany “must not mistakenly apply tolerance.”


The German government does not approve of anti-Islamic immigration comments on Facebook and will arrest those who engage in them. They have employed a former Stasi agent to root out and eliminate intolerance of mass immigration.

An organisation run by a former Stasi agent has been recruited by the German government to patrol Facebook in a bid to stamp out “xenophobic” comments. Those caught posting material that the government disagrees with are likely to face criminal prosecution.

Germany is set to welcome one million new immigrants this year, a move that has not been without controversy. Determined to see his fellow Germans embrace their new multicultural homeland, Justice Minister Heiko Maas has decided to crack down on those citizens who criticise the influx, especially those who take to their own private Facebook accounts to do so.

Haas insisted that he did not oppose free speech, but went on to add: “The Internet, however, is not a legal vacuum in which racist incitement and criminal utterances can be spread in an uncontrolled manner. In the case of internet users who propagate xenophobia and offensive racism, we must not mistakenly apply tolerance.”

The German government will import a million migrants from the Middle East and it will not deign to hear Germans oppose the plan. Whether Germany is importing or exporting minority groups, it does it in an authoritarian manner. It is their nature.

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Humans have made dogs stupid


Dogs are dumber than wolves and domestication is to blame according to an Oregon State University study.

They may be man’s best friend, but dogs have little to thank humans for it seems.

Research suggests the domesticated pets can’t solve problems as well as their wild cousins because living with us has made them ‘incapable of thinking for themselves.’

In tests, experts presented a ‘puzzle box’ containing food to a group of dogs, and a group of wolves and while the wolves were capable of breaking inside, the dogs looked to humans for help.

So let me see if I understand the findings. If you take care of another creature, remove their need to care for themselves, make them dependent on others for their sustenance and survival and eliminate any responsibility for their own lives, they become lazy thinkers and permanently unable to take care of themselves?

Yep, that absolutely, positively sounds right to me.


Learning about multiculturalism in London

Yet another view of the future of Europe.

Here, three men were minding their own business and just happened to pass a mosque, and that’s all it took for the violent nature of the people there to come out. So, imagine what it’s going to be like when people from less civilized nations have infiltrated the country.

If you’ve ever wondered what the biggest downfall to multiculturalism is, you just watched it. Muslims seem to have an arrogance about them, where they believe they’re superior to everyone else, and anybody who gets in their way tends to suffer horrible consequences as commanded by the Quran.

Don’t worry. The London police are conducting an investigation to see if any Islamaphobic hate crimes were committed in this video.


Migrants break down the fence at Röszke

Hungary has closed the border with Serbia blocking the path of migrants to Germany and Sweden. The migrants don’t like it. This was the scene today.

Hungarian police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of migrants who broke through a razor wire fence on the border with Serbia on Wednesday, while migrants prevented from moving through Hungary increasingly began taking a longer route into Western Europe through Croatia.

Frustrated migrants blocked on the Serbian side of the border threw plastic water bottles and rocks at helmeted riot police and chanted demands that the border be re-opened. Police responded with tear gas and water cannons.


Islam Comes to Vienna: 1683 and 2015

This time it’s personal.




The Planned Parenthood horror show goes on…

“We’ve just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural,” says Dr. Westhoff to a prospective fetal organ buyer. “Certainly, everything we provide–oh, gonads! Oh my God, gonads. Everything we provide is fresh.” Westhoff continues, “Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge P.R. issue in doing this,” before offering to introduce the buyers to “national office abortion people” from Planned Parenthood.


An apt metaphor for Europe…

Germans want to share Europe. They will, however, be swarmed and have what is theirs taken by force.

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Baltimore welcomes Syrian refugees

A safe place? Well, everything is relative. They should feel right at home.

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The war in Syria is forcing millions to flee their homes, and the United States is working to accept 10,000 of the fleeing refugees over the next year.
Tracey Leong reports for WJZ.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Baltimore has resettled more than two dozen Syrians so far this year, and they are preparing to help more.
“When you get a safe place like Baltimore or the U.S. and you have the opportunity to rebuild your whole life,” said Chandrasekar, “how motivated do you think you would be? That’s what we see everyday when we welcome a refugee into the Baltimore area.”


Germany is dedicated to multiculturalism

As of right now, they even expect to allow Germans to continue to permanently reside in Germany.*

Now the Merkel Government is saying a million “Syrians” this year.

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said the country may see an influx of 1 million refugees this year, more than previously estimated, as housing capacity for migrants becomes “nearly exhausted.”

“There is much to indicate that we’ll take on not 800,000 refugees this year, as the Interior Ministry has forecast, but one million,” Gabriel said in a letter to his Social Democratic party members on Monday. State leaders have indicated that housing capacity for refugees is “nearly exhausted.”

Germany’s decision to re-introduce border controls is temporary and sends a signal to other European Union member states that Germany “can’t take on refugees by itself.” Some EU states “openly reject” a joint resolution of the crisis.

*Subject to change without notice.


What if they tried that with Muslims?

Topless members radical feminist group that usually reserves this sort of thing for Churches and the Vatican, stormed the stage at Muslim event in France.

Two topless feminists have stormed the stage at a Muslim conference in France. The activists, from hard-line feminist outfit Femen jumped on stage, with “Nobody makes me submit” scrawled across their bare chests. The most prominent protester shouted, “Nobody makes me submit, me nobody owns me, I’m my own prophet!” before being dragged and kicked off the stage by angered Muslims.

The video, below, shows the incident that took place at the Muslim Salon in Pontoise, France, a town just outside of Paris, which ended “violently” according to one eyewitness.

Well, we often say the left likes to harass nice, harmless Christians while steering clear of Muslims. Props to the gals for not being hypocrites.

The video shows boobs so, you know, NSFW.

Did you notice how many brave Muslim men it took to get these gals off the stage?


The President has a 9/11 announcement…

America will take in 10,000 (which will grow to 100,000) Syrians.

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama has ordered his administration to “scale up” the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States in the coming year, directing his team to prepare for at least 10,000 in the next fiscal year, the White House said Thursday.

The announcement comes amidst growing pressure for the United States to increase the number of refugees it accepts as those displaced by the raging Syrian civil war pour into Europe and other regions.

What could possibly go wrong?


Obama will do it and nobody will stop him. It’s his country, we just live in it.