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  • Obama admin tells immigration judge: Amnesty Has Already Begun

    05/04/2015 5:58:11 AM PDT · 13 of 35
    Nip to Whenifhow

    So, let me get this straight.

    The Judge orders the government’s attorneys to produce a critical document that would clearly demonstrate the government’s guilt or innocence.

    The attorneys produce the document in question but ask the Judge not to read it for some BS reason.


    I have an excellent idea. How about the Judge hand each of the attorneys involved a sealed document that punishes them for actively deceiving the court. They attorneys must comply with the sealed document but aren’t allowed to unseal it to see what they are supposed to do. Then the Judge is allowed to punish the attorneys for failing to comply with his secret, sealed, and unread court order.

    Again - WTFO?

    But, that is exactly what the government, through its attorneys, is asking the Judge to do. IMHO the Judge should give the attorneys 10 minutes to decide to unseal the documents in question. At the end of 10 minutes the documents are unsealed and distributed to every concerned party and published on the internet.

    If they are so bad that the Federal Government is willing to demand that the Judge can not read them they must be published immediately!

  • Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error

    05/01/2015 6:12:05 AM PDT · 15 of 21
    Nip to Olog-hai

    Let us see.

    A USMC General - good on him with a four year tour as Vice Chairman of the AJCS. Again, good on him.

    But, how much hands on experience does he have with SIOP nuclear weapons and weapons systems?

    According to him we should have had at least one accidental launch from the triad while we had numerous nuclear weapons on high alert during the Cold War (1961 - 1995). Does anyone remember such an incident/

    Sorry, but DOD has learned the hard way, again, that nuclear weapons aren’t the same as conventional weapons and expertise in one doesn’t necessarily transfer to the other.

  • Freddie Gray Rap Sheet

    04/29/2015 6:07:14 AM PDT · 48 of 60
    Nip to grundle

    I am very interested in Mr. Gray’s immediate medical history.

    One source reported that he had a major settlement with an insurance company for a back injury. Additionally, he had recently under gone back/neck surgery and was supposed to be at home on bed rest.

    Does any of this exonerate the police? No. But, they do tejl the rest of the story that the LMSM in their rush to tell a story ignore.

  • Epic Fail: Seven Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions

    04/25/2015 1:56:01 PM PDT · 15 of 40
    Nip to SeekAndFind

    My favorite prediction from the early Earth Day’s was Icebergs in the Gulf of Mexico by 2000. But, was when the big bugaboo was Global Cooling.

  • Obama to spotlight global warming during Earth Day visit to Everglades [Lenin's birthday]

    04/22/2015 6:21:51 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    Nip to Proud2BeRight

    The local talk news radio station is reporting that the speech will be closed to the public.

    If no one is allowed to attend was a speech given?

    BTW - the Everglades is a very poor background for any speech - it is 15 miles from any where and has nothing in the way of photogenic background.

  • Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits (means-testing)

    04/14/2015 3:18:41 PM PDT · 89 of 134
    Nip to reaganaut1

    The whole presentation is trying to hide the fact that Christie is proposing large scale, government sanctioned, robbery.

    If I have no choice but to contribute and then lose everything because I was too successful - why work?

    BTW - I will listen to the apologists the moment ALL Federal retirees, past, present, and future, agree to live on $ 100,000 annual retirement so they can “keep” their entire social security monthly, taxed, returns.

  • California Liberals are now the "SOAP NAZIS"! (Vanity)

    04/07/2015 6:23:23 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    Nip to sten

    I have a question.

    What happens if you live in a very rural area and get your water from a well on your property?

    How will Governor Moonbeam and the Soap Nazis handle this problem? I have some wild ideas but I ain’t gona put a gypsy curse on anyone by talking about them.

  • White House Tell-All Reveals What the Staff Saw Clintons Do…And It Does Not Bode Well for Billary

    04/07/2015 6:11:18 PM PDT · 13 of 29
    Nip to iowacornman

    So Sory, but she does have an accomplishment.

    According to Drudge the White House was hacked by the Russians. They gained access through the State Department. Didn’t Hillary, until recently, maintain a private e-mail server without the “normal” government directed safe guards?

    IMHO the only way to ensure that there wasn’t some malware left behind is to do a complete remove and replace of all the State Department and White House computers and supporting servers. This means that NO old records can be electronically transferred - they will all have to be “fat fingered” into the new system.

    This is the only way to ensure that the new systems don’t start with resident malware that can be read by foreign intelligence services. I don’t care how good the government programmers are, they are dealing with other government sponsored programmers.

    So yes, Hillary was responsible for the compromise of both the State Department and White House computer systems! What an accomplishment! /S/

  • Indiana Pizzeria’s Donations Reach Whopping $842,387 in Wake of Anti-Gay Marriage Backlash

    04/05/2015 7:20:49 AM PDT · 18 of 79
    Nip to Timber Rattler

    The two totals are the untold story.

    If you believe the LMSM’s story lines the LGBT total should be at least equal to the Pizza shops. But not a cent?

    Guess the national numbers of LGBT activists isn’t as large as the media has claimed.

    BTW - did the reporter who started this whole thing but actively hunting to make a news story keep her job? I would think that ANY story posted by that news station would be suspect. Wonder what the advertisers are going to do?

  • Seattle minimum wage increase takes effect and eating out gets more expensive

    04/04/2015 11:33:37 AM PDT · 21 of 70
    Nip to lowbridge

    The question that I haven’t seen asked, yet, is how will this raise affect other sectors?

    I know that many UNION jobs are tied to the minimum wage. As it goes up their salary automatically goes up.

    All future labor bargaining will be based on the $ 15.00 minimum wage so the asking salary will also go up.

    What about various pension plans? The minimum wage increase will make them less “livable”. Also, how will this jump affect the cost of living adjustments?

    Bottom line it just got much more expensive to live in Seattle.

    As for the college student saying he would travel a few blocks for a $ 15.00 an hour job what makes him think that others will not travel a few blocks to save $ 5.00 - $ 15.00 for a meal or any other purchase?

  • Fox Analyst: Obama ‘Got Played’ on Iran Nuclear Deal

    04/02/2015 12:35:46 PM PDT · 13 of 62
    Nip to E. Pluribus Unum

    In his recent radio statement, Obama, let slip the real reason behind the two day slip in the deadline e. He needed to work out a mechanism to tie the Senate’s hands.

    Obama stated that any failure to get the framework turned into an agreement/treaty will be laid at the feet of the US - aka the Senate and the “47”.

  • U.S. Special Operations holding urban warfare drills in Broward County

    03/30/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · 9 of 16
    Nip to angcat

    Sorry, it is NOT.

    After spending 30 years in and around the Spec Ops Community I have some idea as to how training and exercises are set up.

    First there is a clearly stated goal.
    Second there is environmental considerations. By this I don’t mean the public’s version of environmental concerns. When will the mission that the exercises supports go down? Where will it go down? What is the expected opposition - direct and indirect?

    Once these basic answers are done then you start searching for an exercise area.

    My first experience in this area was in 1978. The goal was to rescue passengers from a hijacked airliner somewhere in the Middle East. The time was at night. The location was at Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield (now Creech AFB, NV). A small and very focused exercise.

    In 1988 there was another excise that covered multiple areas in the Southeast. The objective areas and flight times to them matched OPERATION JUST CAUSE that was executed 12 months later.

    Since then there have been other exercises - some of which matched real-world operations.

    So what potential conflict will happen in a large industrial area involving large number of “brown” or “green” players?

  • If people escape penalties, what pays for ObamaCare?

    03/19/2015 10:10:39 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    Nip to Blood of Tyrants

    A simple question about the ObamaCare fines. Where does the fine come from? I am not talking about the fine; but, the money to pay the fine.

    Does it come from your income as reported to the IRS?

    Does in come from your tax refund?

    If the later, there is a very simple way to cripple ObamaCare by denying any money. Manage your Federal Income Tax bite so you don’t get any refund.

  • Memo To Hillary, State Department: Perjury Matters

    03/18/2015 10:50:13 AM PDT · 15 of 24
    Nip to raptor22

    The one thing that I haven’t seen mentioned about this is - The Secretary of State is the 4th person down in the Presidential succession list.

    This makes her e-mails and other forms of communications a top priority for foreign intelligence services. Additionally she travels, to foreign countries, as much - if not more - as the current President does. That makes hacking of her e-mails and other forms of electronic and physical communications much easier.

  • The E.U. Experiment Has Failed

    03/16/2015 8:50:46 PM PDT · 6 of 34
    Nip to Olog-hai

    IMHO the European Union was formed to counterbalance the growth of Americaism in Europe. NATO was a big affront to Europeans - how dare a country that was less than 200 years old tell Europe, with a history of a 1,000 plus years what to do. The fact that it was America, not NATO, that kept Europe free until the Soviet Union broke up really stuck in their collective craw.

    If you want to see where Europe is headed just take a hard look at how the biggest forced nation in Europe came apart after 1990 and where it is now.

  • Darren Wilson, the false face of racism in America

    03/15/2015 6:58:27 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    Nip to 2ndDivisionVet

    And the MSM, print and electronic, are wondering why their numbers are tanking?

    I seriously doubt that anyone \who took time out to actually read the source documents that were readily available by the end of march had any doubt as to what happened. The grand Jury and later the DOJ both clearly confirmed that most of the media reports as to what preceded the final fatal encounter were, at best, false.

    The DOJ’s analysis of numbers in Jefferson, MO remind me of: “Yes, but...” arguments that liberals always come up with they are clearly caught in lies.

    My only question is, and unfortunately remains, how bad will this summer and next summer be when it comes to violent outbreaks of crimes based on these latest examples of race baiting.

  • Could This Airplane Replace the A-10 Warthog? (Textron Scorpion)

    03/15/2015 5:47:13 PM PDT · 19 of 113
    Nip to MediaMole

    If you take a close look at the tactical aircraft world you will discover that the AF, in that operational arena, is based on a 15-year replacement cycle, the 1991 cycle didn’t happen because of the “peace dividend”.

    The problem with the A-10 is nearly 40 years old and doesn’t look like a proper AF fighter. Image is all important.

    How does the Army view the A-10? Those in the dust and dirt love it. But, then it represents the air power that keeps them alive.

    BTW - the shortest serving AF Chief of Staff, Michael J. Dugan - 78 days, lost his job, in part, when he tried to convince Gen Norman Schwarzkopf that the AF was only going to offer F-16s in the CAS role instead of the A-10s that Schwarzkopf wanted.

    Second BTW - this will be the third time that the AF has tired to use the A-10 as a funding source for a “modern” fighter program.

  • Florida vet says 'Bring it on,' as he faces eviction over flower pot flag

    03/11/2015 4:54:09 PM PDT · 11 of 53
    Nip to SkyDancer

    As I read the article the two parties went to court and they agreed that he could display the flag IAW the HOA rules. Then a few weeks later they changed the rules.


    Changed the rules and are using the changed rules to screw the property owner? Me thinks there is a lot more here than just a flag dispute.

    Sidebar - wonder if the local chapters of the Patriot Riders would like to hold a rally near by one weekend - on both Saturday and Sunday?

  • RE: Iranian Nukes - US Senate Goes over President’s Head

    03/10/2015 5:47:26 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    Nip to mountainlion

    I would recommend that everyone running down this particular thread review the actions of various Democratic senators and congressmen from the mid 1970’s through the mid 2000’s.

    The are many examples, a few bordering on active treason, when Democratic members of Congress have actively conducted foreign policy initiatives that were in direct contradiction to expressed and active foreign policy positions by the existing administration.

    IMHO the letter was actually aimed at Obama to remind him that any treaty that was going to become law has to be approved by 2/3rds of the Senate. If this treaty is NOT submitted to the Senate for approval then it is a policy and is subject to review, revision, or rejection by any incoming administration, not just necessarily the person who moves into the White House January 2017.

  • Shameless

    03/10/2015 5:39:45 PM PDT · 11 of 17
    Nip to afraidfortherepublic

    Talking about the Nixon White House tapes and all of the political uproar that they generated I remembered that Hilary was part of the Democratically controlled investigation effort.

    She saw full well, up close and personal, all of the problems that trying to hide material or separate out relevant and irrelevant information stored on the same media.

    Perhaps she figured she was going to exempt from any kind of recrimination. Or, she has forgotten it in her old age.

    In either case she “Chose poorly”.

  • I Don’t Love Spock

    03/07/2015 10:20:34 AM PST · 12 of 68
    Nip to EveningStar

    IMHO the best Spock was in Mirror, Mirror.

    Leonard Nimoy with a goatee and mustache looked entirely natural. And, that Spock character, seemed entirely natural. All of the others seemed artificial and too much directly out of “The Age of Aquarius”.

  • No Promotion Unless A Commitment To Diversity Is Demonstrated, Air Force Sec Says

    03/06/2015 6:55:41 PM PST · 51 of 80
    Nip to Snickering Hound

    I hope all of the Freeper lawyers get a copy of the height waiver - particularly the sitting height.

    The sitting height is the critical measurement. If your sitting height is under 34 inches or more than 40 inches you will face serious medical issues if you have to eject from your aircraft. You can NOT achieve safe ejection posture. As many combat pilots will tell you an ejection is not the most enjoyable experience (injuries range from black eyes to dislocated arms, broken arms, legs and backs, plus skull injuries). It is, however, better than the alternative.

    Any pilot who fails to meet the sitting height requirements is gambling with his/her life every time they taxi out of parking. In fact, they could even suffer injuries from ejection seat ground training.

    Some time there is a reason for physical requirements.
    To all the flyers and ex-flyers - this requirement is at least a CAUTION if not a WARNING.

  • How Vietnam Haunts the Democrats

    03/01/2015 7:51:18 AM PST · 5 of 19
    Nip to MuttTheHoople

    If you have read McNamara’s auto-biography you will discover that neither he or LBJ or any other member of the White House inner circle had a clue how to win in Vietnam.

    It is very sickening to realize that the very military strategy that got us out of Vietnam almost eight years later (1972) was the same military strategy that LBJ and McNamara had successfully mocked 5 to 6 months earlier to win the 1964 Presidential race. Goldwater - LBJ’s Republican opponent -, retired as a MajGen USAF Reserves, had advocated taking the B-52s north and bombing North Vietnam back into the stone age. In late 1972 that is what finally happened. American POWs held in Hanoi, and so did their guards, knew the war was over when the BUFFs started bombing Hanoi. Guess about 100 bombs per aircraft speak a lot louder than 16.

  • Report: Rise in ‘lone wolf’ domestic terrorists remains ‘substantial threat’ (SPLC)

    02/22/2015 5:48:35 AM PST · 16 of 23
    Nip to Right Brother

    You did notice that the SPLC included two widely different groups to obtain their 63 incidents. I have to wonder what the incident count is for each sub-group - how many done by radical right ideology followers and how many by homegrown jihadists?

  • Jane Fonda on Vietnam War comments: 'I made a huge, huge mistake'

    02/19/2015 8:43:25 AM PST · 51 of 102
    Nip to Impala64ssa

    When you peel down the onion of words surrounding her apologies and look at the contemporary events surrounding the apologies you discover the apologies are driven by her financial difficulties.

    Her first series of apologies were issued when her new series of exercise tapes bombed.

    Her second series came out after she failed to have a meaningful movie role in decades.

    And now, this third (or is it the fourth?) apology series.

    Sorry you over age sex kitten with less intelligence than a new born kitten how America views its vets and soldiers has changed and now the popular villains are the anti-war activists that “support the troops” whenever they political futures are at risk. How does it feel to be on the other side of the coin?

  • I’ll Be Damned, These Boneyard B-52s Can Still Fly

    02/19/2015 8:25:45 AM PST · 16 of 80
    Nip to RayChuang88

    Heck, I flew them at Minot a decade later. This was about the that some serious upgrades and modifications began. I don’t recognize most of the stuff at the Nav and RN stations.

    The AF, in its infinite wisdom, passed up on some serious electronic, structural, and power plan changes in the mid 1970’s because by the end of that decade the BUFFs would be totally replaced by the B-1s. R I G H T !!!

  • Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Rosanna Cash

    02/17/2015 5:51:21 AM PST · 13 of 23
    Nip to WhiskeyX

    Question for the Senator:

    When will Congress and the rest of the Federal Bureaucracy adopt more stringent retirement plans?

    After all, how many Congressmen, Senators, and senior GS employees have died or been seriously injured while “on duty” during the last 13 plus years?

    I strongly suspect that the members of this commission have never spent any significant time at a small forward operating base. Living in battle raddle, eating cold MREs, and being shot at is very different from the environment senior officers and the Pentagon perfumed Princes live in.

  • Howard Dean: Scott Walker 'Unknowledgeable' Because No College Degree

    02/12/2015 5:33:51 AM PST · 106 of 151
    Nip to DirtyPigpen

    Let’s take another look at this statement.

    We have been ruled since 1989 by college graduates from the best colleges available. People who spent multiple years being told how great they were and how they stood head and shoulders above the rest of us.

    BTW - Ronald Reagan attend Eureka College (2015 student body - 785) not exactly the alma mater of the best and brightest.

    Looking at just the last six years - how has being ruled by the best and brightest worked out?

  • Obama: You know, Christians were just as bad as ISIS a few centuries ago

    02/05/2015 6:46:43 PM PST · 72 of 82
    Nip to Kaslin

    Given that Obama is a liberal’s liberal there is a hidden truth behind his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.

    That truth is - “You will never be forgiven for any action we liberals deem inappropriate.”

    Obama tried to link recent killings with events 800 - 900 hundred years ago. By pushing that narrative he proves that there can be no end to racism in the US; after all that was only 75 - 125 years ago, right?

  • Outrage after Obama compares ISIS to the Crusades in comments at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/05/2015 10:11:38 AM PST · 44 of 109
    Nip to dragonblustar

    If so, when can we expect to see building diving?

  • NBC'S Brian Williams admits on air to lying

    02/05/2015 5:46:27 AM PST · 22 of 60
    Nip to umgud

    A LMSM news reader actually having to tell the truth all of the time? What a novel idea!

    BTW - what was his ratings share before this admission? What will it be in six months? Is it too early to hope for another Raithergate?

  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    02/05/2015 5:43:40 AM PST · 11 of 162
    Nip to cotton1706

    It all depends on how you control the border. With our present, lawyer dominated, system I am scared he is correct.

    If you totally change the approach and cut the current system players out of the loop it is very possible. IMHO the first step in this approach forces all of the people and organizations that support this criminal activity, that is what crossing the border without approval really is, to be charged as unindicted co-conspirators (that is what they really are). As such they are liable for legal action to recover costs and damages.

    Also IMHO the reason that we have so many lawyers and advocates involved is because that is where the money (our tax dollars) is and there is absolutely no risk to them. Free a multiple murder and he kills again - this means more money for the lawyers and advocates under the current system. But, what would happen if it means less money to those same people?

  • Is Sharia law in Texas such a bad thing?

    02/04/2015 7:18:49 PM PST · 58 of 71
    Nip to jazusamo

    You do this by successfully impeaching any politician and judge who even thinks about using Sharia Law. The grounds for filing impeachment is the blatant violation of their oath of office. If they do it once in public how many times have they done it in private.

    Oh, by the way, if their public or private acts are in violation of Sharia law have the malefactors explain why they should suffer the full weight of punishment under Sharia.

    IMHO there would be no supporters for Sharia law in that case! Q e d.

  • Don't Self-Flagellate About White Privilege. Do Something!

    01/25/2015 6:37:27 AM PST · 38 of 49
    Nip to Viennacon

    I have a simple question about “white privilege”.

    How many laws, statues, regulations, policies and pressure groups are out there that discriminate against whites?

    There are requirements that a certain percentage of civil service jobs be given to blacks and other minorities regardless of their population (local/state/national) make up. The same thing applies to college admissions.

    So where, in reality, is the “white privilege” that so many white liberals are writing about?

  • American Sniper film 'behind rise in anti-Muslim threats'

    01/25/2015 6:07:45 AM PST · 53 of 81
    Nip to Principled

    You forgot the third. The increase in anti-Muslim acts is being reported by a pro-Islamic activist group. Since when has any pro-something activist group reported a decrease in their anti-whatever?

  • The United States Is Imploding, On The Eve Of Destruction.

    01/24/2015 6:58:26 AM PST · 22 of 46
    Nip to alexmark1917

    In MHO the debate about reparations is the most dangerous “debate” possible.

    It attacks the core foundation of the Republic - each individual is responsible for his/her actions and can not be held responsible for the acts of others - past or present.

    Yes slavery is bad. But, where is there a living person who suffered through American Slavery? To give you a hint they would have to be over 150 years old. If you are talking about slavery elsewhere it is up to those nations to answer their own reparation debate.

    As far as American Corporations/Companies having to pay reparations. Another false argument for the same reasons.

    BTW - if we are discussing reparations shouldn’t we at least call it by its correct name - “wealth transfer to prevent racial riots”?

    BTW 2 - If we are going to “transfer wealth to prevent racial riots” shouldn’t the recipients of that wealth transfer repatriate most of their bribe money to the survivors of the Union Army who died and were crippled freeing them from slavery? The same logic used in the article applies here too.

    IMHO there was only one legal reparation. It was when the American Government paid pennies on the dollar to the American Citizens impression during World War II. You known the American citizens of Japanese ancestry who lost generational wealth, property, businesses, and money when the Democrats in California and DC branded all of them threats to American security in early 1942. There the reparations were paid directly to those who suffered the losses not their great-great-great-great grandchildren.

    One final thought on the subject of reparations for slavery - the logical end of this argument is the reestablishment of a feudal society where your position within that society is not determined by your actions, or your fathers actions, or your grandfather’s but by an accident of birth based on where your great-great-great-great grandfather was doing on April 8, 1865.

    April 8, 1865? Why that date? That was the day BEFORE Gen Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, and marked the “official” end of the Civil War and slavery in general in the Republic.

  • Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight

    01/13/2015 6:40:31 AM PST · 38 of 77
    Nip to Falcon4.0


    Obama couldn’t go to Paris to join the international march against Muslim extremists because he was, is, and will continue to be a good practicing Muslim.

    The Koran requires all god practicing Muslims to support the advancement of the one true religion.

    Obama going to and marching in the Paris march wouldn’t do that.

    QED - Obama was, is, and will continue to be a good practicing Muslim not matter what happens and how badly it damages the nation’s international standing.

  • Slowdown has cost city over $46M in lost revenue

    01/12/2015 8:06:55 AM PST · 37 of 38
    Nip to 2ndDivisionVet


    The LMSM and NYC have established what the life of their police officers are worth.

    What’s the current KIA and WIA total for NYC police in the last 45 days? They are worth less than the 500 million the City expects to make from their day-to-day activity.

    Notice they aren’t talking about the impact on the men and women that make up the PD - just the lost of funds.

  • Time for the 0–10–100 Tax : No deductions, 10 percent on income, every person and corporation pays.

    01/12/2015 7:59:07 AM PST · 65 of 99
    Nip to DoodleDawg

    You are right why there is effectively a zero chance for tax reform.

    However, IMHO, you have incorrectly identified the cause. No wealthily person, business, or union writes the tax code - Congress does. As long as Congress continues to see the tax code as an effective and invisible way to raise money for reelection they will be walking the halls of power with their hands out. If Congress didn’t have their hands out seeking money for tax exemptions how could the wealthy people, businesses, and unions get a tax break?

  • GM shows Bolt electric vehicle concept with 200-mile driving range (from Volt to Bolt)

    01/12/2015 7:32:33 AM PST · 65 of 118
    Nip to Olog-hai

    The real, and unreported, issue is not the vehicles range.

    But, how long does it take to recharge the battery pack so it can move again? A 200-mile range is nice; but, if it takes 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours to fully recharge the battery pack of what use it is?

    I am looking at a 600-mile trip at the end of the week to visit my son. That’s three “recharging stops” human and gas or electric. A gas stop is what 20 minutes? An electrical recharge is going to be?

    BTW - even Robert Heinlein knew this to be an issue back in 1972 when he wrote “Time Enough for Love”. There were electrically powered cars in the novel powered by a “shipstone” that could easily, and apparently, quickly swapped out. Until the current generation of electrically powered vehicles achieve this capability inexpensively (time and dollars) electrical vehicles will be limited to urban transportation ONLY.

    The golden age of electrical cars was in the 1910’s where they were used as city cars to compensate for their limited range. Hmmm. A century later and we are again playing with electrical cars for many of the same reasons as a great-grandfathers. And they are still failing for the same basic reason - impractical outside urbanized areas.

  • New York family left homeless after police rip down walls to serve DWI warrant

    01/10/2015 9:21:02 AM PST · 43 of 115
    Nip to sport

    I am sorry but people do this to serve a warrant.

    All this is is Waco Texas writ small.

    In both cases the no threat solution was to arrest the man once he left his home/compound.

    The real unanswered question was who did the coordination to get 18 different agencies to cooperate in this case? EIGHTEEN!

    Who was the lawful agency tasked, by NY State Law, to serve the arrest warrant? I am quite sure it was neither of the two college safety agencies involved.

    State troopers from two different states? Who authorized PA. state troopers to operate in New York and who approved it? I am quite sure the PA Troopers weren’t in hot pursuit.

    The legal implications for excessive use of force are too numerous to count.

    But then, police budgets were defended, every officer, from 18 different agencies including at least one from out of state went home and you can bet every agency has a variation of “protect and serve” on their vehicles including the armored ones!

  • Houston, We Still Have a Problem: Lesbian Mayor at It Again

    01/10/2015 9:02:20 AM PST · 17 of 20
    Nip to smokingfrog
    We have a winner!

    You have just identified, IMHO, the real driving factor behind the Mayor's actions. She has to get this issue done in her favor before she becomes the former mayor of Huston. based on her first attempt there will be little broad based support for her in future elections regardless how much support she gets from the GLBSTG**** (don't know and really don't care if I have the all the appropriate letters much less their correct locations).

    BTW - what assurances can any one offer me that Emperor Obama will behave any better between now and January 2017?

  • Islamic leaders condemn French terrorist attack

    01/10/2015 8:49:44 AM PST · 19 of 24
    Nip to Oldeconomybuyer

    Words are cheap.

    If any Islamic leader says he condemns Islamic terrorism and then stops there, does he really? What’s the famous quote - for evil to succeed all it takes is for good men to do nothing?

    The Koran says that anyone who doesn’t actively support the spread of the one true religion should be put to death regardless of what religion they profess to follow.

    If my remembrance is correct, when every an Islamic leader publicly decries Islamic terrorism and then stops he becomes living proof of that particular passage.

    It is past time for Islamic “moderates” to either put up or be branded as terrorist supporters.

  • The shocking reality of 'no-go' zones: France has no control over Muslim-populated neighborhoods

    01/10/2015 8:37:23 AM PST · 9 of 82
    Nip to PROCON

    There is a very simple, and totally non-PC, solution to this issue.

    Since the Muslims have effectively established a nation within a nation they need to be treated as such.

    You start by immediately terminating all public assistance to Muslims living within those zones.

    Then you establish an East European 1980’s style border around each zone with fortified entry points. Every time any Muslim wants to exit or enter one of these zones they must go through an extensive passport check.

    These Muslim zones to pay for their power, water, sewer, and internet services on a monthly basis based on an acceptable international currency. No payments no service.

    The odds of this happening in liberal Europe - None.

    The odds of additional terrorists actions like we have seen over the last few years in France (isn’t the wanton and repeated destruction of private property (aka cars) a form of terrorism?) - a CERTAINITY.

    European residents, notice I didn’t say politicians, have a choice to make. Unfortunately, we will have to make the same choice shortly.

  • Romney Tells Donors He Is Considering 2016 White House Bid

    01/09/2015 8:35:09 PM PST · 296 of 498
    Nip to presidio9

    In less than three years he has grown a set?

    He lost in 2012 because the establishment platform caused a significant number of conservatives to stay home.

    Apparently the Republican Establishment didn’t hear us the first time. So, here it is again - If you aren’t going to offer us a viable alternative to the Democratic platform across the board we aren’t going to vote! Why should we when there is no appreciable difference between the two political platforms.

    Like many voters the last President that I voted for was Reagan in both 1980 and 1984. Since then my vote has been for the least offensive candidate. In both 2008 and 2012 the difference between the two candidates was so small as to be invisible.

    When a political advisor opens his mouth to “advise” the Republicans the first and only question that should be asked is “When did this advisor have a successful candidate at the national level?” If it more than 10 years ago, kick him out and demand a refund. QED.

  • I am not Charlie

    01/09/2015 4:30:55 PM PST · 77 of 107
    Nip to artichokegrower

    I am NOT sorry but:

    If you are talking about freedom of speech you have to either all of it or none of it. The author seems to want to pick and chose about what is “good” free speech and what is “bad” free speech.

    Just one question - who gets to chose? Paris saw, and the rest of us will see, what happens when a minority group decides what is “good’ free speech and what is not and acts accordingly.

  • Pressure Grows for Marines to Lower Standards for Women

    01/09/2015 4:25:21 PM PST · 42 of 80
    Nip to Chode
    Like it or not folks there is only one truly impartial EOT environment - the battlefield in a middle of a fire fight. In coming, and some times out going, fire doesn't care a wit about Political Correctness, your gender, your religious preferences, sexual orientation, and another politically generated (for votes and personal power) criteria.

    The bullets, nap. shrapnel, gas, IEDs, etc. will kill you as fast as they will any politically protected class. Learned that fact 45 years ago. The Marines learned it even farther back than I did.

    Good on the marines staying true to combat reality. I just hope their leadership can resist the political (do as I say if you want to stay on active duty, or get the next promotion) pressure that is sure to follow.

    BTW - I have an excellent idea - let's run all of the people who are pressing this issue through the crucible and then the advanced combat training course. Hay, I am being nice - I didn't demand that they go through Hell Week!

  • Massive Muslim Immigration Was Mad, French Learning

    01/08/2015 6:45:05 AM PST · 48 of 56
    Nip to Mount Athos

    BLUF -

    Not all cultures are equal.

    They reflect, sometimes horrifically, the history and environment that supports them.

    And, unfortunately, they are learned long before the child starts attending any formal school.

    We have seen the results of this cultural conflict in the mid-20th century in both Europe and the Far East.

    Now, almost 70 years later, we are seeing the same conflict in the same regions. How many millions will die this time?

  • White House finally issues formal veto threat on Keystone Pipeline bill

    01/07/2015 8:09:49 PM PST · 26 of 29
    Nip to Sacajaweau

    Exactly! A presidential Veto is not the final act - not by a long shot.

    The first counterpunch is a formal, roll call vote with the options being YES or NO; none of this present BS. And the roll call is alphabetical no exceptions.

    If the Veto override fails then reintroduce a revised bill and send it up.

    Force the President into a smaller corner each and every time he vetoes it until even his biggest supporters in the MLSM will have to either abandon him for file bankruptcy.

  • Why Breaking Up (the Tax Code) Is So Hard to Do

    01/07/2015 8:44:06 AM PST · 32 of 46
    Nip to Pietro

    And we have a WINNER!!

    There will no tax reform as long as politicians, of both parties, continue to use the tax code as a way to raise money.

    Remember the two major lusts of any politician - personal power and money. Without any money there can be no re-elections hence the lust for personal power goes unquenched.

    I doubt we will ever see an organization like AA for politicians to wean them off their uncontrollable lusts.