Author Archives: R.D. Walker

While Democrats try to distance themselves from Obama…

Obama wants you to know that voting for a red state Democrat is exactly the same as a vote for him.

The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress. They are on the right side of minimum wage. They are on the right side of fair pay. They are on the right side of rebuilding our infrastructure. They’re on the right side of early childhood education.

“So, this isn’t about my feelings being hurt. These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me.

I wonder how much the Republican National Committee had to pay Obama to get him to say that.

The self-regard of this man knows no limits.

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Little tool complains about ‘little known tool’

Robert Reich and MoveOn.org complain that Republicans will use reconciliation to get their way. Intellectually honest people laugh their asses off.


For those of you who slept through 2010, Democrats used reconciliation to pass Obamacare.

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Millions of Amnesty Cards on order

In literary circles, this is what we call “foreshadowing”.

Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”

The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.

“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.

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Obama to enter treaty with Iran without Congress

First read this segment of Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution…

[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;

Now, having done that, read this from the New York Times.

No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.

Even while negotiators argue over the number of centrifuges Iran would be allowed to spin and where inspectors could roam, the Iranians have signaled that they would accept, at least temporarily, a “suspension” of the stringent sanctions that have drastically cut their oil revenues and terminated their banking relationships with the West, according to American and Iranian officials. The Treasury Department, in a detailed study it declined to make public, has concluded Mr. Obama has the authority to suspend the vast majority of those sanctions without seeking a vote by Congress, officials say.

There you go. The Imperial President will strike the “most important foreign policy deal of his presidency” but he doesn’t need the “Advice and Consent” of the Senate. Why? Because shut up, that’s why.

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Register your gun and this happens…

In the UK, those who have gone to the trouble to register a gun are now subject to unannounced, warrantless “inspections” of their homes.

Registered gun owners in the United Kingdom are now subject to unannounced visits to their homes under new guidance that allows police to inspect firearms storage without a warrant.

The new policy from the British Home Office went into effect Oct. 15, permitting police and constabularies to conduct surprise home visits to legitimate gun owners.

“Americans should view the UK’s ever-expanding gun control efforts with grave concern,” the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm said on its website Friday.

Britain’s gun owners were subject to the home visits before the update, but the inspection had to be conducted with prior notice.

“Where it is judged necessary, based on specific intelligence in light of a particular threat, or risk of harm, the police may undertake an unannounced home visit to check the security of a certificate holder’s firearms and shotguns,” the updated policy says.

There are reasons why they want you to register your guns. This is one of the reasons.

More here.

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Ordained ministers forced to conduct gay marriages

They said it wouldn’t happen. It is happening.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.

City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

If God doesn’t sanctify same sex marriages, the ministers have no power to marry anyone under their understanding of the Biblical marriage. Neither ministers nor the courts have the power to force God to do something He doesn’t want to do. The ministers should make it clear that they are not acting in their capacity as ministers, that the ceremony is Kabuki theater and that they are just “rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”. They should state their opposition and then they should do what they have to do.

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Hero walks into an inferno

The man in the blue hat rushes in where others fear to go.

Details.

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You be the judge….


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Megaton Grade Metaphor Alert!

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Personal happenstance imitates America’s nightmare.

In what must have been an awkward moment for everyone involved, President Barack Obama said his credit card was declined at a New York City restaurant last month.

“My credit card was rejected. It turned out I guess I don’t use it enough,” Mr. Obama said while signing an executive order to help Americans guard against identity theft. “They thought there was some fraud going on. Fortunately, Michelle had hers.”

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Why no travel ban from Ebola Hot Zone?

The administration has made a huge political investment in open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. It is the number one priority for Obama for the remainder of his time in office. In fact, it is largely agreed that Obama will begin issuing executive orders on this matter following the election next month.

Banning travel now would send a clear message that the borders are not, in fact, open under all circumstances. It would demonstrate that they can be closed if the government chooses to do so. It would confirm that the government has a duty to protect Americans from outsiders.

The Obama administration sees this as a slippery slope on which they cannot set one foot. Closing a border once will demonstrate to the American people that the border can be shut down and that there are very good reasons to do so.

Obama is betting that he can keep the borders wide open and there will not be a resulting pandemic. In other words, he is taking a huge risk with the health and safety of hundreds of millions of Americans in order to promote his political agenda and historical legacy as a friend to immigrants and a proponent of open borders. He knows there is a risk, he is just hoping to be lucky.

That is why we are hearing the confused, muddled, non-explanation from the CDC director that, somehow, banning travel from West Africa would likely make the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States worse. It is abject nonsense but he cannot tell the truth. Obama won’t allow it.

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Now the fence jumper is in real trouble!

When they searched his vehicle they found a high capacity assault clip!

The man accused of jumping a White House fence and running into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife now faces a new weapons charge.

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned the charge of possession of illegal ammunition magazines against Omar Gonzalez in an updated indictment. Gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds were recovered from Gonzalez’s car after his Sept. 19 arrest. Such magazines are illegal under District of Columbia law.

In Iowa, I can walk into the local hardware store and buy a 30 round magazine no questions asked. In DC, just possessing that magazine gets you ass pounding hard time. Unless you are David Gregory; then you get a pass.

David-Gregory-Quickmeme

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Biden’s son booted from the Navy for cocaine use

Damn, and photographs of him wearing the Navy uniform was going to look so good when he ran for president in 2024.

Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

The Navy said that Biden, a former lobbyist who works at a private equity firm, was discharged in February — barely a year after he was selected for the part-time position as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve. Citing privacy laws, the Navy did not give a reason for the discharge, which was not disclosed until it emerged in the media on Thursday.

In a statement released by his attorney, Biden said he respected the Navy’s decision and was moving forward with his family’s love and support.

He is the father of three.

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Take a Carnival Magic Ebola Cruise

This sort of thing might cast a shadow on the Fiesta Deck, huh?

A Dallas health care worker who handled clinical specimens from an Ebola-infected patient is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, with the worker self-quarantined and being monitored for signs of infection, the State Department said in a statement.

The unidentified female worker departed on a cruise ship from Galveston, Texas, Oct. 12 and was out of the country before being notified of active monitoring required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the government statement.

The monitoring was established as two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, tested positive for Ebola.

The hospital worker on the Carnival Magic cruise ship did not have direct contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan, but may have had contact with his clinical specimens, authorities said. The employee, who has not been publicly identified, has not had a fever or demonstrated any symptoms of illness, authorities said.

“The worker has voluntarily remained in the cabin and the State Department and cruise line are working to bring the worker back to the U.S. out of an abundance of caution,” the Department of State said in the release.

Coming up next: News that hospital workers ate Thomas Duncan’s brain but that the CDC is assuring the public it isn’t cause for concern.

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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Some good news on Ebola

If these people aren’t sick, it would seem that it isn’t as contagious as some fear.

[T]he four people who lived for four days in the apartment where Duncan became progressively sicker after being turned away from the emergency department at the THPH on September 24, so far do not appear to have come down with disease. (Just checked for news.) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that ” symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola but the average is 8 to 10 days.”

The onset of Duncan’s symptoms was September 24, which means that it has been 22 days since the folks in the apartment and the emergency room personnel could have been first exposed to the virus. The people from the apartment are currently quarantined and, if they show no symptoms, are expected to be released on Sunday, October 19.

I am guessing it takes a pretty huge viral load to pass on and that only happens in the spewing puke and shit stage.

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Blog of the Last Survivor

First entry…

2008 04 10: Today I had an interesting experience. A Muslim couple has settled in our town. The refugee family has eighteen members. They are kind and modest and they walk the streets in a file that reminds of ducks waddling on the way to the pond.

Flash forward…

2022 05 16: Now we have Moslems living in our condominium. My wife went to ask for the recipe for “baklava”. They refused to give it to her. It was because they saw her beat a rug in the courtyard. (That way to remove dust predates vacuum cleaners.) We assured them that we have always done this. We do not use carpets for prayer, only to keep our feet from getting cold. This they refused to believe.

Still further in the future…

2027 09 02: They have released me from jail. I sat for four months because I was caught with my pork-chop poster. The only way they could be persuaded not to chop off my hand was to promise that my family and I would convert to their faith.

My son is not affected any more. After his wedding night with his wife, he escaped for Chile. The rumor is that there are still living people there the old way.

Read it all at the Brussels Journal.

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Our friends in Saudi Arabia crucify people for speech crimes

That’s just the way our moderate, Muslim allies roll.

Raising fears of renewed sectarian tensions in the region, Saudi Arabia’s top court has sentenced a charismatic opposition leader to death for speaking out against the kingdom’s ruling family.

Nimr Baqer al-Nimr, a reformist cleric, has repeatedly called for an end to corruption and discrimination against minorities. He has a wide following, particularly among young people in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, home to most of the country’s minority Shiites, who are considered heretics by the Sunni-ruled government.

After being imprisoned for nearly two years, al-Nimr appeared in Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court Wednesday with his lawyer and two brothers. Charged with terrorism offences and “breaking allegiance to the king,” the judge upheld the country’s harshest sentence — “crucifixion” — where the decapitated body is publicly displayed. His brothers were reportedly detained after the sentencing.

Al-Nimr’s family urged Saudi authorities to reconsider the sentence, given the cleric’s teachings to never use force against the government. “They use violent bullets, we will use the roar of the word,” al-Nimr said in a sermon in 2011.

In another sermon that year, al-Nimr stated: “It is not permitted to use weapons and spread corruption in society.”

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Bank robbery is much riskier in an armed society

Remember when the bad guys had nothing to fear from the citizenry? Yeah, those days are over.

The second robber carjacked a vehicle because another citizen had removed the keys from their running getaway car.

Phoenix Police say a bank robbery suspect was shot and killed outside of a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Wednesday afternoon.

A witness saw the men rob the credit union; she went into a jewelry store to call the police and then took the keys out of a waiting getaway car in the parking lot.

Authorities say another witness confronted the men and opened fire on one of the suspects, a second suspect allegedly carjacked a driver and fled the scene. The wounded suspect was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting happened after two armed men wearing masks reportedly robbed the credit union; both men were armed and left with a garbage bin full of cash.

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Democrats resist travel bans to Ebola hot zone

I think Ebola might just be a naturally occurring October Surprise.

House Democrats are pushing back hard against proposals to institute a travel ban in the fight against the Ebola virus.

A growing number of lawmakers — mostly Republicans — are urging the Obama administration to bar travel to the United States for the roughly 13,000 foreign visa holders living in the West African countries where the disease is most rampant.

But Democrats are rejecting that strategy, arguing that it would both be ineffective and could worsen the epidemic in those African hot spots.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Wednesday that U.S. officials should instead focus their efforts on enhanced health screenings, both overseas and in domestic airports, and cement the healthcare protocols designed to eliminate the spread of the disease in the United States.

“I don’t think we gain anything by spending our time talking about quarantines” of entire countries, Jackson Lee said in a phone interview. “We don’t have an epidemic, and for that reason I don’t think that calling for a quarantine of countries answers the question. We have to turn internally and look at our own selves and make sure our health infrastructure is where it needs to be.”

I think Jackson-Lee should go on a fact finding trip to West Africa as soon as she can and stay as long as possible. That’s one junket I am confident taxpayers would be happy to fund.

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Practical, truck mounted, fusion reactors?

If this is feasable and practical, technology just changed the world again.

Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade.

Tom McGuire, who heads the project, said he and a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works for about four years, but were now going public to find potential partners in industry and government for their work.

Initial work demonstrated the feasibility of building a 100-megawatt reactor measuring seven feet by 10 feet, which could fit on the back of a large truck, and is about 10 times smaller than current reactors, McGuire told reporters.

In a statement, the company, the Pentagon’s largest supplier, said it would build and test a compact fusion reactor in less than a year, and build a prototype in five years.

Somewhere right now environmentalists are figuring out reasons for opposing this.

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The government has top men working on this…

Top. Men. We have nothing to worry about.


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City suponenas sermons…

The city of Houston wants to know if pastors are engaging in legally actionable First Amendment activities such as engaging in free speech or free exercise of religion.

The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

“The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.”

ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.”

“Political and social commentary is not a crime,” Holcomb said. “It is protected by the First Amendment.”

The subpoenas are just the latest twist in an ongoing saga over the Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance. The law, among other things, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa. The city council approved the law in June.

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NYT: US found thousands of chemical weapons in Iraq

It was old stuff, but it was there.

From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.


The Times has invented a new lie for you to believe: That Bush and the US only cared about an active program and cared nothing about Saddam’s ability to revive what he once had.

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Second Dallas health care worker tests positive

Mr. Duncan’s Dallas holiday has not been good for that city or America. Maybe it is time to stop others from the Ebola hotspot from taking vacations in the US, huh?

A second healthcare worker at the Dallas hospital where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was treated has tested positive for the virus, Texas health officials say.

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed that the worker had tested positive in a statement early Wednesday. It did not specify what position the worker held at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, though officials did say that the person was among those who provided care for Duncan, who died from the virus Oct. 8.

The statement said that the worker had reported a fever Tuesday and had been placed in isolation. Preliminary tests were run at the state public health lab in Austin and results came back at approximately midnight Wednesday. A separate test will be done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Read about Duncan’s projectile vomiting, explosive diarrhea and the people forced to deal with it here.

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Al Sharpton is a one trick pony

Hey, if it is a good trick, you stick with it.

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