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Ebola: The Govt Is Preparing, Are You?

The federal government has been preparing for the eventual outbreak of communicable disease in the U.S. If you look at the origins of this Executive Order, you will see that it was written in 2003. This is typical preparedness by the government. A cynic would say that the President including SARS, was a direct response to his open borders policy.

The CDC has issued guidance on how to handle ebola patients. This is SOP for emergency response.
WFSB 3 Connecticut

Then, we have the possibility of mutation and airborne transmission, from a hyper-evolving ebola virus (< --read this NYT Article):

The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with bodily fluids. But viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.

If certain mutations occurred, it would mean that just breathing would put one at risk of contracting Ebola. Infections could spread quickly to every part of the globe, as the H1N1 influenza virus did in 2009, after its birth in Mexico.

Then, we see that Congress has deployed viral hemorrhagic fever detection units to all 50 states:

The Chemical and Biological Defense Program has sharpened the DoD diagnostics portfolio by increasing the capability of our fielded system, some 340 of which have been provided to the Military Services.

The Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System is a portable system capable of rapid, reliable, and simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens. By partnering with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the Food and Drug Administration, we have made accessible additional diagnostic assays for high consequence, low probability biological threat agents for use during declared public health emergencies.

This collaboration has facilitated the availability of viral hemorrhagic fever diagnostic assays for use during a declared emergency and adds previously unavailable preparedness capabilities to this fielded system.

To address the need for a near term capability to combat emerging threat materials, we have already provided Domestic Response Capability kits to the National Guard weapons of mass destruction civil support teams resident in all 50 states.

These kits provide emerging threat mitigation capability that includes detection, personnel protection, and decontamination.

Full Congressional Report via POTR 

Leading suppliers of hazmat suits are already filling orders for 160,000 suits (as far back as 3 weeks ago).

The following video’s source – New England Complex Systems Institute:

The CDC predicts that uncontained, ebola totals in Sierra Leone will reach 1.4 million by January, 2015.

I’m not trying to scare people, or anything close to that. I just ant you to have good information and be prepared. Think of the outbreak type movies you’ve seen, where the worlds populations are decimated. The gov’ts of the world try to keep people calm until the wheels fall off. Then, a year later, they have lost control and life is forever altered. That is Hollywood, but even the CDC warns that the 5% die-off from the Spanish Influenza would pale in comparison to a full-blown, airborne ebola pandemic. Semper Peratus.

Interesting fiction from our very own R.D. Walker.


Ebola Hits Dallas! Thank You Homeland Security!

Can’t say we didn’t see this coming…

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday’s official determination makes the Dallas patient the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held an afternoon press conference. CDC Director Thomas Frieden related the information that the individual who tested positive had traveled to Liberia. The person left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20 with no virus symptoms. Frieden said it was four or five days later that the patient, who is believed to be male, began developing symptoms and was ultimately admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday, September 28.

“We received in our laboratory today specimens from the individual, tested them and they tested positive for Ebola. The State of Texas also operates a laboratory that found the same results,” Frieden said. After the confirmation statement Frieden went on to stress that the testing for Ebola is very accurate, saying that it’s a PCR test of blood.

Now that the virus is confirmed Frieden said the next steps are three-fold. “First, to care for the patient… to provide the most effective care possible, as safely as possible, to keep to an absolute minimum the likelihood or possibility that anyone would become infected. And second, to maximize the chances that the patient might recover.”

I feel so safe with children leading our country. Oh yeah, before I forget, the Secret Service let an armed man into the elevator with President Obama when he went to the CDC for an Ebola briefing. Yes, that “ebola”, which is now apparently in Dallas. Guess he should have paid attention during the briefing.

The incident, which took place three days before an intruder jumped a fence and sprinted inside the White House, involved a failure in Secret Service advance work to prevent an armed man from coming into close proximity with Obama while he was visiting the CDC to receive a briefing about the Ebola threat.


County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela (D) Costs Taxpayers $12M; Doesn’t Care

Negligence, political vindictiveness, abuse of authority, violation of property rights, and violation of due process rights.


Commissioner Karen Valenzuela (D), of Thurston County, WA was deposed in a $30M law suit against the county. Her and the other commissioners were found guilty on all counts.

They interfered with commerce, by using the specious application of the Critical Area Ordinance (CRA). The CRA allows the county to violate your property rights by invading your land, cordoning off sections, and dedicating them as pocket gopher habitat. Once this occurs, you no longer have open access to this portion of your property – except, that you are forced (as slaves are) to “hand remove” a noxious weed called “Scots Broom”. The guilty verdict and $12M award appears to be the largest land-use verdict ever won in Washington State history.

That’s right. Their plan was approved, and all activities deemed legal. This commission appears to have used the force of law to prevent a private property owner from using the land they bought, for the purpose which they bought it. When deposed on the matter, Ms Valenzuela said, in essence, that she didn’t care what the people wanted, what it cost the taxpayers, just that her agenda be achieved. This type of abuse is destroying commerce, across this great nation and the jury seems to agree.

Attorney Jed Powell of the Seattle law firm Cairncross & Hempelmann, which represented Maytown, alleged politically motivated commissioners attempted to apply new rules to the mine, which was in compliance with the rules in effect when the permit was issued.

The Maytown project had already proved to be a political hot coal for the Port of Tacoma, which bought the tract with the plan to build a railroad marshalingyard and a gravel mine there.

Local residents argued that the land was best suited to become a wildlife refuge, not an industrial tract.

When strong political opposition developed challenging the port’s plan at every turn, the port in 2010 put the 745-acre tract up for sale and sold most of it to Maytown Sand & Gravel.

The additional delay and uncertainty generated by the extra review cast doubt on Maytown’s long-term ability to mine the site and caused it to miss opportunities to land multiyear contracts to supply gravel to construction projects, its lawyers contended.

That lack of long-term contracts caused the gravel mining consortium to miss payments due to the Port of Tacoma for purchase of the site and ultimately led to Maytown’s return of the property to the port last year. Since the property’s return, the port has continued to mine gravel on the site but on a small-scale basis.

The gravel company’s lawyers said the jury verdict supported every claim: negligence, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference with a business expectancy, tortious interference with a contract, and violation of Maytown’s constitutional right to substantive due process.



So, upon a little more digging, it seems that Thurston County Commissioners have a long history of using LARGE-PENISED GOPHERS to abuse the county’s citizens. The abusers from the county even sent 5 police officers to arrest the son of their target for trapping the well-endowed gopher. This is the type of abuse that costs jobs. When apparatchiks are allowed to violate rights, by mis-using regulatory diktats to suit their own agenda, commerce is stifled and rights are violated.

I imagine that this type of abuse is rampant, around the country. When you give petty people the force of law, they twist their authority to suit their own agenda.

First, as Commissioner Valenzuela knows, the Insurance Risk Pool covers only the first $10 million of the verdict. The additional $2 million comes out of the general budget – mostly public safety.

If you’d like to contact Ms. Valenzuela, I have conveniently added her contact info.

Commission Chair, District Three
Commissioner, Board of Health
Thurston County Washington
2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW
Building 1, Room 269
Olympia, WA 98502-6045
(360) 786-5440
Send an e-mail to Karen
Commissioner Staff: Danielle Westbrook
(360) 786-5414



Ted Cruz For President?

Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so.

According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field.

“At this point it’s 90/10 he’s in,” one Cruz adviser said. “And honestly, 90 is lowballing it.”

The senator’s choreography since arriving in Washington has long pointed to a presidential run. His office meticulously documents the details of his meetings and events to guard against opposition research. He has aggressively pursued visits to important primary states, including Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Late last month Cruz hired three prominent consultants with experience in national campaigns and extensive contacts in early nominating states. And he recently moved his chief of staff, Chip Roy, from his congressional office to the campaign operation, sending the clearest signal yet to allies inside and outside the Capitol that a bid for the White House is imminent.


Workplace Violence: Another Oklahoma Beheading Threat


Also a Muslim, but I’m sure his faith had nothing to do with it. Right, Melissa Harris-Perry?

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million.

“We take these threats very seriously,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore revealed fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen beheaded a co-worker after he was fired Thursday. Nolen is a Muslim convert.

Muriithi was identified as a native of Kenya who is living in Oklahoma City. He worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported.

The co-worker reported Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home Sept. 19, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman was not identified.

She said Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before.


The Revolution Continues In Fergudishu




Hey Kids: Now You Can Club Hippies, Too!


Do your kids lack a proper disdain for civil disobedience? Do their imaginary protests have dissidents to oppress, hippies to club, or negroes to maul? Well, wait’ll you see what we have in store for you…

I can rationalize police behavior with the best of ‘em, but I sure-as-shit wouldn’t give my children an Oppressive Police State Starter Kit:


P.S. If you’ve never read the reviews on Amazon, I highly recommend starting. There are way too many people, with way too much time on their hands. I have laughed myself to tears before.

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Goat for those lonely nights: $26
AK-47 for murdering captives: $600
Dull knife for beheadings: $12
Using twitter to make fun of people who choose to live in the 7th century: #priceless


China Takes Another Swipe At The USD

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would like to throw out some information about China (and by proxy BRICS) latest swipes at the USD. It’s important to remember a few things about supply routes & strategic choke points, when thinking about military and economic containment. It’s also critical that one consider geostrategic imperatives in relation to global energy supply, when considering the foreign policy clusterf-ck quandary we find ourselves in.

And now, as AP reports, for the first time in history, China has docked a Navy Destroyer in a Southern Iranian port of Bandar-Abbas – right across the Straits of Hormuz from ‘US stronghold-for-now’ Bahrain and UAE.


China fired their first real shot across the bow, late last year. The Chinese are encouraged by the increasingly indiscernible foreign policy being dictated to the world, by Washington. They are emboldened by our lack of stomach for war. We’re arming the friends of our enemy, to fight the enemy of our friends. We ban drilling in U.S. waters, block critical oil pipelines domestically, impose sanctions on Russia (which only hurts U.S. oil companies). We snub the Saudi’s and the Israelis. We destroyed & abandoned Iraq. We try to befriend Iran and have supported the wrong side in every major upheaval in the past 5 years. All the while, our leadership is doing everything in it’s power to hurt or destroy the U.S. economy.

It’s coming folks. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

In case you missed some of the others over the years (not all mine):

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Climate Change Skeptics Should Be Imprisoned With Other War Criminals


Robert F Kennedy Jr said, before boarding his private jet.

Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lamented that there were no current laws on the books to punish global warming skeptics…

Kennedy Jr. accused skeptical politicians of “selling out the public trust.” “Those guys are doing the Koch Brothers bidding and are against all the evidence of the rational mind, saying global warming does not exit. They are contemptible human beings. I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under.”

Kennedy saved his most venomous comments for the Koch Brothers, accusing them of “treason” for “polluting our atmosphere.”

“I think it’s treason. Do I think the Koch Brothers are treasonous, yes I do,” Kennedy explained.

“They are enjoying making themselves billionaires by impoverishing the rest of us. Do I think they should be in jail, I think they should be enjoying three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals,” Kennedy declared.


Sometimes, a small part of me wishes these fools wanted a real war…


Project Vigil

This may have been posted before, but I didn’t see it. If you can watch this – the best of our future – without your heart melting, you don’t have a soul.

Without fail, when I resign myself to the American ideal being dead, some kid messes it up by renewing my hope.


Congressman Threatens Feds Who Identify ISIS Threat At Border

Judicial Watch is on point. This is a great article;loaded with facts. The Gov’t proves JW’s initial article – after denials – by trying to silence the effort. We are living in a more closed society, every day.

I can’t help but wonder, where is Naomi Wolfe, these days?

Federal law enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United States congressman called their office to prohibit contact with Judicial Watch in the aftermath of a disturbing story confirming that Islamic terrorists are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Sources tell JW that Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso in the U.S. House of Representatives, telephoned the area offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) in an effort to identify—and evidently intimidate—sources that may have been used by JW. On August 29 JW reported that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is working in Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED).


Scumbag Racist Coordinates Attacks On Journalists With Other Media

It’s all fun-and-games till their ox is being gored. Hard not to hate…

In email exchanges obtained by The Daily Caller in two separate FOIA requests, a coordinated effort to slam Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle emerged. To be sure, Boyle is not a reporter who is beloved by other reporters and he’s been critiqued on any number of matters that include his youthful chipmunk cheeks, his previously questionable Twitter avatar and his TV skills. But his beat was DOJ and Eric Holder and shouldn’t a reporter be commended for going after an enterprising story or two on his beat?

Even Slate‘s Dave Weigel agreed with that sentiment. “I see Media Matters giving Holder a huzzah for calling the Caller out,” he wrote in November 2011. “But calling it out for what? Are news organizations not allowed to enterprise stories by asking people whether they think someone should resign? News organizations do this all the time. The Caller’s ‘sin’ seems to be doing it with no back-up from the rest of the press.”


Islamic State Propaganda: Flames Of War

I got nothing.


Why Would Feds Need Your Race To Buy A Gun?

Weird. I can only imagine that it’s for demographic purposes, but there is surely some ulterior motive here that I’m just not seeing. Help me out.

The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.

With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white.

The amendment is causing a headache for gun retailers, as each box needs to be checked off or else it’s an ATF violation — severe enough for the government to shut a business down. Many times people skip over the Hispanic/Latino box and only check their race, or vice versa — both of which are federal errors that can be held against the dealer.

Requiring the race and ethnic information of gun buyers is not required by federal law and provides little law enforcement value, legal experts say. And gun industry officials worry about how the information is being used and whether it constitutes an unnecessary intrusion on privacy.


Scumbag Racist To Judge: Delay Fast & Furious Docs Until After Elections

Scumbag Racist. It is so hard to not have hate in my heart for these people.

Back in July after a long FOIA lawsuit from government watchdog Judicial Watch, a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to produce a detailed list or Vaughn Index of documents being withheld from Congress and the American people under President Obama’s executive privilege claim. A month later in August, a federal judge ordered DOJ to turn over a privilege log of withheld documents to the House Oversight Committee. Both orders were to be completed by October 1.

Now, Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal judge to delay (again) an order requiring him to turn over thousands of Fast and Furious documents, not just a detailed list.

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Muslim Day Parade In NYC

Take a look and tell me about all of the moderate Muslims you know. Some pretty f-ed up pictures at the link. Just imagine the righteous indignation if some white Christians showed up to a parade like this.



Sharyl Attkinson: State Dept Ordered To Purge Damaging Benghazi Docs

Hillary must be protected.

According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.

At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe. [...]

Maxwell says the weekend document session was held in the basement of the State Department’s Foggy Bottom headquarters in a room underneath the “jogger’s entrance.” He describes it as a large space, outfitted with computers and big screen monitors, intended for emergency planning, and with small offices on the periphery.

When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.

“She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisors.

“I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’”

Absolution is just a shredder away in today’s America.


Iran Taunts Obama Regime Where It Hurts: Twitter


Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is “pointless,” as members of the alliance meet today to coordinate efforts against the militant group.

“Actions that were carried out in Iraq and broke the back of Islamic State were not the deed of Americans but those of the army and people of Iraq,” Khamenei said today in comments on his official website. He said the coalition is “pointless, superficial and has an agenda.” [...]

Khamenei spoke as European and Middle Eastern wings of the developing coalition are gathering today in Paris at the initiative of French President Francois Hollande. The 25-nation meeting is aimed at coordinating aid to Iraq in the efforts against the Islamist militants.

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Rand Paul Changes His Mind {GASP}


Rand Paul changes his mind sometimes. As horrific as this may sound in today’s world of ideological purists demanding nothing less than absolute compliance from their party, it is the stuff that thinking men are made of.

It’s also how a thinking man gets elected. I am of the mind that a man should hold some virtues as sacrosanct, and keep everything else open for constant evaluation. It’s a proper mental exercise, if nothing more. If you are constantly evaluating your views, you are less-likely to fall into the party line trap.

I don’t agree with Senator Paul on aid to Israel. I stand with them in their right to self-determination and self-defense. That will never change. I support North Korea’s right to self-defense, as well. I do not support foreign aid, per se.

As a duly-licensed, board certified, practicing pragmatist, I support being realistic over ideological purity. I may choose to live my life in a largely ideologically pure manner, but my personal views are mine. You are not required to agree. Nor is my government. Rand Paul is solid on individual liberty, national defense, and most issues of import to me. Our disagreement over some issues doesn’t make him my 20% enemy, it makes him my 80% friend.

And what about same-sex marriage? Paul’s position — such marriages are morally wrong, but Republicans should stop obsessing about them — seems so muddled that an Iowa pastor recently confronted him in frustration.

“With all due respect, that sounds very retreatist of you,” minister Michael Demastus said he told Paul (R-Ky.) after the senator explained his position during a stop in Des Moines.

Paul has built a reputation as a libertarian ideologue, a Washington outsider guided by a rigid devotion to principle.

But his policy vision is, in fact, a work in progress. While he has maintained his core support for cutting spending and protecting Americans’ privacy rights, Paul has shaded, changed or dropped some of the ideas that he espoused as a tea party candidate and in his confrontational early days as a senator.

So what, exactly, does Rand Paul believe?

Taken together, these sources provide a picture of Washington’s most intriguing politician — a candidate still tinkering with his platform, even as he stands on it.

Foreign policy
Paul’s evolving views have been on display most recently amid the national debate over how to confront the brutal Islamic State.

In June, when the militants had already seized large swaths of Iraq, Paul seemed skeptical about the value of targeting them with U.S. airstrikes.

“I’m not so sure where the clear-cut American interest is,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He noted that the Iraqi military had folded in the face of the group’s attacks: Why should the U.S. military have to intervene?

“What’s going on now, I don’t blame on President Obama. Has he really got the solution?” Paul said. “Maybe there is no solution.”

But more recently, after the videotaped beheadings of American journalists, Paul has come out in favor of airstrikes and other actions to “destroy” the group.

“If I had been in President Obama’s shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against” the Islamic State, he wrote in Time magazine this month. “I would have called Congress back into session — even during recess,” to ask for explicit authorization.

For Paul, advisers say, being a realist means he is skeptical of every possible military action, until he is convinced that there is a crucial U.S. interest at stake and that the action will succeed.

This was not the first time Paul made a public reversal on a matter of foreign policy. In 2011, in his early, fire-breathing days as a senator, he proposed eliminating all U.S. foreign aid — even aid to Israel, considered sacrosanct in the Republican Party.

But after an outcry, he soon altered his proposal; he wanted instead to cut all foreign aid, except for $5 billion a year.

Why $5 billion? A Paul aide said that amount would give Israel its full share — more than $3 billion per year — and still have money left over.

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DC: 6th Grade Homework – Compare Hitler & Bush


Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts, “Fighting Hitler – A Holocaust Story” and “Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD” to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!

So Bush and Hitler both “abused their power in various ways”. Are you freaking kidding me? You’re going to compare Bush to Hitler IN SCHOOL? I expect that from crazies commenting on the Daily Kos or the Huffington Post, it’s just sad to see that level of psycho permeate into our schools.
This school was in DC The Belly of the Beast (not surprising) and was an assignment for 6th graders.
More from Mad World News:

Immediately after the image went viral, the school began covering their tracks.“No DCPS curriculum materials suggest in any way that teachers should compare the texts in this manner or compare Hitler to any other individual,” DCPS said in a statement.

What. The. ….

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Solyndra Defense To Get $4B Contract To Arm Syrian Rebels

In a stunning response to last night’s Presidential address, Solyndra Defense announced that it will receive the lion’s share of the $4 billion dollars promised to arm ISIS allies in Syria. When asked about the efficacy of giving $4B to a company which has a track record of failure, Press Secretary Josh Earnest responded:

“Why not? I mean, our ‘plan’ is destined for failure. Why not give the money to our friends? It’s not like the Free Syrian Army will notice that their equipment doesn’t work, until ISIS lodges a complaint. By then, we should have a real plan. #craftybastards”

When asked, John Kerry advised that he fully supports the President’s “plan” and advised kids “to get an education or they might end up in Iraq”. He followed up by saying that he doesn’t believe “the plan will work” but it doesn’t matter, because he’ll just say whatever makes him look right, later on.

In response to the White House announcement of their plan, ISIS Supreme Grand Commander Colonel M’balz Izhari said: “I know they didn’t!” He then tweeted this worldwide condemnation of Western culture:

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ISIS Introduces It’s Youngest Bride Mujj Fighter

In the civilized world, 7 year old girls play with dolls, giggle, and enjoy life. In Islam, they are forced into marriage, and trained to hate & kill. Pretty f-ked up recruiting platform. That’ll win you a bunch of converts.


Captain Kickass Arms ISIS To Defeat ISIS

Everything below the line was written/stolen from PJ media. Click the link and read the whole thing.  Pretty damning information. We are hopelessly screwed until this guy is gone.


“As President Obama laid out his “strategy” last night for dealing with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and as bipartisan leadership in Congress push to approve as much as $4 billion to arm the Syrian “rebels,” it should be noted that the keystone to his anti-Assad policy — the “vetted moderate” Free Syrian Army (FSA) — is now admitting that they, too, are working with the Islamic State.

On Monday, the Daily Star in Lebanon quoted a FSA brigade commander saying that his forces were working with the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s official Syrian affiliate — both U.S.-designated terrorist organizations — near the Syrian/Lebanon border.”

“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in … Qalamoun,” said Bassel Idriss, the commander of an FSA-aligned rebel brigade.

“We have reached a point where we have to collaborate with anyone against unfairness and injustice,” confirmed Abu Khaled, another FSA commander who lives in Arsal.

“Let’s face it: The Nusra Front is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun and we as FSA would collaborate on any mission they launch as long as it coincides with our values,” he added.


Another relevant phenomenon I noted was that multiple arms shipments from the U.S. to the “vetted moderate” FSA were suspiciously raided and confiscated by ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, prompting the Obama administration and the UK to suspend weapons shipments to the FSA last December.


Republicans To Take Control Of The Senate In A Big Way?

I did call it*. By call it, of course, I mean that I predicted that Republicans will not take the Senate. Since, my prognostications have a history of being wrong, I’m hoping my streak continues.

Political analyst Stu Rothenberg sees a wave election coming for Senate Republicans in November[...]

“I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats,” he said. “But I wouldn’t be shocked by a larger gain.”

Rothenberg said that while his election models don’t yet support his claim, he personally expects dramatic results coming in the midterms. “I’ve witnessed 17 general elections from my perch in D.C., including eight midterms, and I sometimes develop a sense of where the cycle is going before survey data lead me there,” he wrote.

“The combination of an unpopular president and a midterm election (indeed, a second midterm) can produce disastrous results for the president’s party,” he later added, a reference to President Barack Obama’s sagging approval numbers throughout the summer[...]

Rothenberg’s bullish analysis puts him at odds with others in the polling community, including Larry Sabato and Charlie Cook, who have suggested that while the GOP will make gains in the Senate, it won’t be the wave election the party had hoped for. Still, Sabato, Cook and Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight have all given the GOP the edge to win control of the Senate in 2014.