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  • Comedian Lewis Black Wants Socialism as “Forced Christianity”–Here’s Why He’s Wrong

    04/17/2014 4:39:01 PM PDT · 7 of 8
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to IChing

    He is right about one thing. There is a connection between Christianity and socialism. It is that socialism is a *parody* of Christianity.

    Imagine taking a King James Bible and removing all reference to God from it, and replacing them with “mankind” or the equivalent. This is socialism in a nutshell.

    It is the first sin, the sin of Lucifer, the sin of vanity, that through the ages, again and again, some men have found irresistible: to imagine themselves in place of God.

    But from the start of the socialist Bible, things go askew.

    Man discovers the knowledge of good and evil, and it is this discovery that ruins paradise. The knowledge of good and evil means man is no longer one with nature, that instead he exploits nature to benefit himself, and in the process, ruins it. Man becomes civilized and unnatural. He uses machines. He creates knowledge. He inhibits his sexuality and other impulses. He creates inequality, which thwarts “mankind”, the actions of man as Leviathan, a colony like of insects. Some socialists lust for the beehive, the anthill, the herd, but made of humans.

    So a primary purpose of socialism is to disavow the idea that good and evil exist. That by disrupting the knowledge of good and evil, civilization will end, and man will return to a simple, pastoral way, never changing.

    These extrapolations are less philosophies, though they have been expressed as such, independently, many times; but they are the logical outgrowth of the socialist Bible.

    And the arrogance of socialists is astounding. Despite their complete perversion of the Bible, they so strongly believe it their version, that they imagine themselves as more faithful, more religious. This is how such people as Nancy Pelosi and Kathleen Sibelius imagine themselves: as more sanctimonious than the Pope.

    Because they know better. The Pope just doesn’t understand the Bible as well as they do. He still worships God, not socialism.

    It is truly ironic when the Catholic church sees the corruption of socialism and imagines the “through a glass darkly” image of Christianity within. They need to realize that what they see is not their faith, but perversity.

  • WHY THEY CALL IT DOPE: Harvard Scientists Studied the Brains of Pot Smokers

    04/17/2014 4:08:39 PM PDT · 11 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to kingattax

    Seriously, if people want to bash themselves on their insteps repeatedly with claw hammers for fun, I am bound and determined to let them, and not care one whit if they cripple themselves.

    There is not a single, legitimate argument that anyone can make that for some magical reason, they have the authority to make the hammer-bashers stop.

    If it’s not your foot, and not your hammer, it is not your business. So butt out.

  • Easter is a tasty time in Port Richmond's Polish diaspora

    04/17/2014 4:04:17 PM PDT · 4 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kid Shelleen

    I can hear the cholesterol from here.

    The delicious, delicious cholesterol.

  • Glen Campbell Moved Into A Care Facility

    04/17/2014 3:36:46 PM PDT · 70 of 95
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to FlJoePa

    If someone around you is worried about developing Alzheimer’s disease, there is a way in which you can get an easy home pre-diagnosis, unless they have other nasal or sinus problems. Of course it is not conclusive, but may be useful information to give their doctor.

    Knowing that patients in cognitive decline often lose their sense of smell first, the researchers had patients sniff a dollop of peanut butter with each nostril separately. They used a ruler to measure the point at which people detected the odor (and to keep the other nostril closed).

    The weird result: People with a confirmed diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s could smell it fine with their right nostril, but not their left, say the UF scientists. Generally speaking, the right nostril picked up on it 10cm before the left one. Also of note: The left-right difference is specific to Alzheimer’s, and doesn’t apply to other forms of dementia.

    But wait, there’s more!

    There are other odors that those with early forms of Alzheimer’s have difficulty smelling.

    Natural Gas (the odorant added to natural gas)

    But again, difficulty smelling one, some or all are not conclusive at all, but should be mentioned to the doctor.

  • Enormous Great White Shark Grabs Spotlight In Western Australia

    04/17/2014 3:07:08 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Lmo56

    You’ll have to go far to beat this gigantic shark.

  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate, Dies at 87

    04/17/2014 2:51:52 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Borges

    The best way to describe his writings is that it helps to know the central and South-American schools of literature.

    It has a slower pace and uses a lot of “color”, descriptions of place and mood, putting emotions into words instead of actions.

    A good start would be the poems of Pablo Neruda (also a communist), but who was perhaps the best poet in the 20th Century.

    Here is a good one from another poet, César Vallejo, also one of the best of that century, called My Sweet Rita!

  • Chelsea pregnant! (My prediction)

    04/17/2014 2:26:36 PM PDT · 77 of 95
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to proudpapa

    This would be a great event to hand out pro-abortion literature.

  • Hospital let 22-week preemie die despite mother’s urgent pleas

    04/17/2014 2:23:19 PM PDT · 7 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Morgana

    Let me guess, their new policy will be for the attending physician to throw newborns out the window.

  • Rapper cuts off (package), reattachment fails.

    04/17/2014 8:42:48 AM PDT · 40 of 44
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Steely Tom

    “You see that bucket of sand, young Wu-Tang? You must pound that sand down a rat hole.”

  • The race is over!

    04/17/2014 8:40:30 AM PDT · 19 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Resettozero

    Conservatives have had years to become disgusted with Graham, and no expensive, last minute TV ads to persuade them otherwise are going to have much effect.

  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/17/2014 8:30:04 AM PDT · 98 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Hulka

    It gets blurry, because Reaper is being thought of as A-10 “lite”, and may have armament more like an A-10 in its next incarnation. Still piloted by the AF, however.

    I truly don’t think the Army would have any problem in making the infrastructure for A-10 operations. In the modern military scale of things, an airfield and its supporting logistics are not that great. Even the Marines would be more than happy to take that burden.

  • Greenfield: From Slavery to Freedom

    04/17/2014 8:25:30 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Louis Foxwell

    “Once we were slaves and now we are free.”

    “But we miss being slaves, so we vote for Democrats.”

  • Sriracha sauce maker considers relocation

    04/17/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · 27 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to texas booster

    Sriracha should not only move to a more righteous place, but they should expand their operations. There are huge opportunities in the US market for all variety of Thai foods.

    Most of what exists are Thai-style recipes. But an authentic Thai sauce-maker like Sriracha should be marketing at least a dozen popular Thai sauces, instead of just the three they currently offer (Sriracha sauce, Chili Garlic, and Sambal Oelek.)

    They should also offer Nam pla fish sauce, as well as the more pungent Pla ra, curry pastes, taochiao (which is like soy sauce paste), Namman hoi (oyster sauce), etc.

    From there they might even have, or make a partnership with a restaurant chain specializing in Thai cuisine.

  • Rapper cuts off (package), reattachment fails.

    04/17/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT · 33 of 44
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to armydawg505

    As an unusual note, the name Wu-Tang Clan was borrowed from a kung fu movie, after they discovered that several of them were aficionados of the Hong Kong based Shaw Brothers studios, which produced about 1000 movies.

    The Wu-Tang Clan even purchased the marketing rights for a bunch of those movies, which it re-released on DVD under their own, Wu-Tang Clan label.

    This may have inspired another company, called Celestial Pictures, to buy up the rights of about 760 of the movies, which it is remastering in much higher quality and selling on DVD. So far these include The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Five Deadly Venoms and The One-Armed Swordsman.

    In any event, perhaps Mr. Andre Johnson offended the Shaolin temple, and was trying to atone for it.

    Or something.

  • No Mere Hate Crime

    04/17/2014 7:39:41 AM PDT · 10 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SJackson

    Actually, in this case, I think it is important that his act be considered an act of hate. Not just because of his KKK roots, but because of his roots as a Democrat.

    If the KKK is a “hate organization”, then so is the Democrat party.

    Importantly, it is remarkably easy to *prove* that the Democrat party is a “hate organization”, just by citing quotes made by prominent Democrats since the Civil War.

    That the veneer of legitimacy is kept by the Democrat party is invariably due to their perfidious mendacity in pretending they are not a “hate organization”. But their members inability to keep their mouth shut, and even their political platform, and certainly their actions when in power, all clearly and objectively demonstrate that they are a “hate organization”.

    Hate flows from the Democrat party like crime flows from a Mafia or criminal syndicate.

    So yes, he did commit a hate crime. A Democrat hate crime. Just like so many other Democrat hate crimes committed each and every year.

    They are done because of hate, and their intent is to hurt, and even kill people.

  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/17/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT · 96 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Hulka

    The Army’s fixed wing aircraft were placed under a unified command in the early 1980s. In 1983, fixed wing became part of the Aviation and Troop Command in St. Louis. In 1995, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission decided to relocate the Aviation and Troop Command to Redstone Arsenal as part of the Aviation and Missile Command. That move was completed in 1997 and the Program Executive Office for Aviation was established in 2001, with the addition of some fixed wing assets in 2004.

    In 2010, it was decided to have all of the Army’s fixed wing assets managed by one entity. In 2011, the Fixed Wing Project Office became the eighth project office within PEO Aviation. Since then, it has grown from 256 aircraft and six contracts to 380 aircraft and 38 contracts. It includes 48 aircraft designs and 11 distinct missions, including transporting personnel, reconnaissance operations and homeland security.

  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:40:27 AM PDT · 9 of 34
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SoFloFreeper

    Use the interactive chart on the top to look at 1 year prices of commodities futures. For food items, they run from March to August. This matters, because the closer they are to the end date, the more accurate they are.

  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/16/2014 8:40:31 PM PDT · 89 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RedHeeler

    Look, if you want to get ticked off by your interpretation of what you think I meant, well, have at it. Personally, I didn’t think it deserved the drama. And where you got off on some weird Islamic thing I haven’t a clue.

  • Pathmark Manager Tossed Bronx Mom Out of Store "Because You're Black": Suit

    04/16/2014 4:11:26 PM PDT · 24 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    Anyone who runs a retail store these days almost has to have store cameras recording every square inch of floor space, and often as not, they record audio as well.

    Wal-Mart has turned this into an art form, since they are sued very frequently with usually fake slip-and-falls. And, unlike some, Wal-Mart has a strong policy that it will contest all lawsuits. No settlements, ever. So they also have a company of lawyers on standby.

    Most of the time, they show the court the game films, and the case is immediately dismissed, with prejudice.

  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 3:53:15 PM PDT · 124 of 161
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Theoria

    As an unusual note, the name Wu-Tang Clan was borrowed from a kung fu movie, after they discovered that several of them were aficionados of the Hong Kong based Shaw Brothers studios, which produced about 1000 movies.

    The Wu-Tang Clan even purchased the marketing rights for a bunch of those movies, which it re-released on DVD under their own, Wu-Tang Clan label.

    This may have inspired another company, called Celestial Pictures, to buy up the rights of about 760 of the movies, which it is remastering in much higher quality and selling on DVD. So far these include The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Five Deadly Venoms and The One-Armed Swordsman.

    In any event, perhaps Mr. Andre Johnson offended the Shaolin temple or something, and was trying to atone for it.

    Or something.

  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/16/2014 2:18:02 PM PDT · 82 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RedHeeler

    I was saying that in the Air Force, Close Air Support has always been looked at with a both “it is our mission, not yours, Army” attitude, while at the same time looking at it with some disdain.

    I definitely do not agree with that attitude, but the Air Force will really fight to keep it as a mission, though the Army is more than willing to take it over.

  • Oregon Appeal Court: Frisk that Found Pistol Unconstitutional

    04/16/2014 2:12:53 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to driftdiver

    By itself, it isn’t. In this case, however, one of the individuals involved had been arrested, under some circumstances, for having a gun. This instantly told the police that he had a far higher likelihood of having a gun, which may or may not have been legal for him. If it was legal, fine. But if not, it was at least the possibility of a threat.

    Not consenting to a body search was not probable cause, but acting nervously, like he intended to take off running, also gets police attention. And both of them reacted at the mere mention of the word “weapon”. Importantly, they hadn’t reacted to being carded.

    Carrying brass knuckles and some knives is illegal in Oregon. So it might not have been the gun he was nervous about.

    166.240 Carrying of concealed weapons. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, any person who carries concealed upon the person any knife having a blade that projects or swings into position by force of a spring or by centrifugal force, any dirk, dagger, ice pick, slungshot, metal knuckles, or any similar instrument by the use of which injury could be inflicted upon the person or property of any other person, commits a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Madera Residents Rough Up Suspected Burglar (Yeah they DID!)

    04/16/2014 12:05:55 PM PDT · 38 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Enterprise

    I’m surprised that Californians haven’t rediscovered lynch hanging of particularly nasty criminals. Even though this perp got roughed up, imagine the glee in the MSM if he was found dangling from a light pole?

  • #KSSen: Sebelius hopes to ride a wave of Obamacare popularity into the U.S. Senate (LOL)

    04/16/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to The Old Hoosier

    They had best dunk her a few times in a river to make sure she weighs more than a duck.

  • Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say

    04/16/2014 11:52:04 AM PDT · 29 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ColdOne

    It is probably because of all the drugs the fish did back when they were kids.

  • Oregon Appeal Court: Frisk that Found Pistol Unconstitutional

    04/16/2014 11:50:01 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    A lot more details about the search in the appeals court decision. No previous mention of the knives or brass knuckles. An interesting read.

    I think the big problem here might be called the “search chain”. That is, originally the officers suspected them of underage drinking. Then, on checking their IDs, one of the was tagged as having been arrested for illegal carry (no mention of a conviction).

    At that point, were I the cop, I would be getting nervous, too, because a previous arrest is a good indicator that one or both might be armed. In this case it would be right, because they were both armed, a bunch.

    Then one or both of them started showing “guilt behavior”, and with cops, that is like waving a beefsteak in front of a big cat. Once that “chase or fight” mode is activated in a cop, something is going to happen.

    I’m really of mixed minds about this one.

  • Air Force general backs A-10 retention

    04/16/2014 8:36:06 AM PDT · 19 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SandRat

    Actually a much better option would be to license a German aircraft manufacturer to produce Thunderbolt II, with “universal” plug and play electronics upgrades.

    They would cost about a scant $15m an aircraft, which is a bargain basement price, yet have German engineering, which would insure a high quality engine and parts.

    Since the US Air Force has long hated the “grubby” role of Close Air Support, the US would initially shun them until they needed them. However, most of the production would go to the eastern European nations, which would strongly fortify them against Russian hanky-panky like we’re seeing in Ukraine.

    It would give a good stimulus to the idea of rebuilding the German air forces as well.

  • Biden: Stand up Boston, let 'em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about?

    04/16/2014 8:23:37 AM PDT · 2 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NOBO2012
  • Bloomberg on his liberal advocacy: ‘I’ve earned my place in heaven — it’s not even close’

    04/16/2014 8:20:35 AM PDT · 55 of 66
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to servo1969

    Slightly reworked Bloomberg quote:

    “I am telling you I am God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place as ruler of heaven. It’s not even close.”

  • NBC Today show is giving gun grabber Bloomberg free advertising right now....

    04/16/2014 8:18:26 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SoFloFreeper

    Slightly reworked Bloomberg quote:

    “I am telling you I am God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place as ruler of heaven. It’s not even close.”

  • Flush with cash, Lindsey Graham shifts focus away from raising money

    04/16/2014 8:13:59 AM PDT · 18 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to cotton1706

    Hopefully the people in South Carolina are lying to pollsters and it won’t matter how many fat cat bucks Graham has shoved into his pocket, they just won’t vote for him.

    Even if they can’t bring themselves to support any of his primary opponents, perhaps his supporters will just stay home that day, and let conservatives put Graham out on the street. Maybe he will move North and share an apartment with John Edwards.

  • Run on gun licenses: Police need help as gun applications pile up

    04/16/2014 8:03:00 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to pabianice

    The funny side of this is that all that effort put into permitting is absolute waste. All that money thrown down a rat hole. All that police time frittered away. Millions and millions of dollars.

    It accomplishes nothing positive in any way.

    Any excuse they give for it is instantly thwarted by pointing to Arizona. No licenses, no limits, and nothing bad happens because of it. Nobody in their right mind thinks that any government in Arizona (excepting federal) would be stupid and paranoid and tyrannical enough to try and confiscate guns.

    Are they doing it because the people of Massachusetts are feeble minded? “I’m from Mass’chu and D’uh!” Why shouldn’t the rest of the country think so?

    Are the people of Massachusetts so irresponsible that they cannot be trusted to drive cars, use kitchen knives, or tie their own shoe laces without strangling somebody?

  • Judges Accuse Holder of Disrespecting the Judicial System

    04/16/2014 7:30:12 AM PDT · 8 of 10
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SJackson
  • US oligarchy study: Eye-opening study reveals disturbing facts about the US

    04/16/2014 7:13:10 AM PDT · 23 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to knittnmom

    I think this comes from their failure to understand the structure of a republican-democracy.

    From the beginning, the founding fathers realized that the public needs *a* voice in government, and it should be heard frequently; but that the public should not directly control the government, or the end result might be chaotic. A belief that was confirmed just a short time later during the French revolution.

    So for this reason, the people only had one direct route to the federal government, the house of representatives. And the people could completely change it if they wanted to, every two years.

    The second body of the government, the senate, was not supposed to be popularly elected, but was to reflect the interests of the individual states. This didn’t just protect the government from the people, but also protected the people from direct actions against them as people by the federal government. The states acted as a “buffer” against an intrusive federal government.

    The third body of the government is the president, who was *not* supposed to be popularly elected, but appointed by the electoral college. Again, this was designed to short circuit efforts to elect a purely populist president who was either a puppet or otherwise short on ability.

    The electoral college again acting as a buffer between the people and the office.

    The fourth body of the government, the judiciary, was not supposed to be popular at all, but appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate (as such, by the approval of the individual states.)

    What could not be considered by the founding fathers was how the public would evolve the means to interpose itself into these systems. Not as individuals, but as groups.

    Only at this point does the fear of an oligopoly begin.

    A major problem began during the Lincoln administration, when indirectly the Supreme Court embraced the idea of corporate civil rights, which now dominate business law.

    Civil rights are “endowed by the creator”, but corporate civil rights are entirely bestowed by the government, so it is an exceptionally bad idea to confuse the two. However, corporations do need something akin to rights to protect themselves from government.

    Even in the 19th Century, power politics led by business cartels were becoming dangerous, in that giant banking and later industrial corporations. The influence of such people on government finally made it possible for them to manipulate government, by defeating its constitutional balances.

    In any event, it is past time for an Article V convention to correct some of the problems that have evolved over time.

  • Iran Adds Flying Boats and Small Copters to Its Aerial Swarms

    04/16/2014 6:42:37 AM PDT · 13 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    Iran has also shown pictures of its giant war robots that can easily defeat the American robots depicted in the movie Pacific Rim.

  • Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

    04/16/2014 6:40:39 AM PDT · 38 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Steamburg

    Oh, heck no. Napolitano is now President of the University of California. Arizona doesn’t want her, and she’s happier in “The Fire and Brimstone State” anyway.

  • Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

    04/16/2014 6:08:58 AM PDT · 8 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Biggirl
  • Israeli Institute Prepares Priests for Jerusalem's Third Temple

    04/15/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · 10 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NYer

    The sacrifice of animals is causing all sorts of screaming arguments between the Orthodox and the more PETA-worshiping Jews. I knew one Orthodox who just loved a good argument, and even he said that was one argument he wanted to avoid, because it often got out of control.

  • El Nino Could Be a Monster This Year

    04/15/2014 1:59:29 PM PDT · 35 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BenLurkin

    So their great prediction is as reliable as a coin toss?

    “I predict that there are 50/50 odds of ___________ happening this year, so we must panic accordingly!”

    Seriously, how many either/or situations exist?

  • Jury nullification bill won’t move this session ( Alaska )

    04/15/2014 1:49:06 PM PDT · 6 of 7
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to george76

    “They pointed out to me that with assaults and homicides there had never been an American Indian who wasn’t convicted and there had never been a Caucasian who was,” he said. “That is jury nullification.”

    No, that is a false argument. Jury nullification can *only* result in acquittal, by rejecting the premise of the law. A jury *cannot* make a conviction that a judge cannot overturn, unless he is asserting that the judges that heard those cases were also racists.

    After a jury convicts, a judge may decide that based on the merits of the case, the jury reached the wrong verdict, so he can declare the defendant not guilty. But if the jury acquits, he cannot on his own determine that the defendant is guilty, or direct the jury to find the defendant guilty.

    So it sounds like this prosecutor is not entirely honest in his opposition to jury nullification.

    An important note is that during Prohibition, juries often refused to convict rum-runners; so eventually judges started to issue *injunctions* against the rum-runners, that prevented them from doing business. If they violated the injunction, they would be hauled before the judge *without* a jury, and found guilty of contempt of court, then put in jail.

    Such injunctions are still infrequently used to bust up street gangs.

    But it goes to show how much prosecutors and judges want to “direct convictions”, even if juries do not want to convict.

  • Woman Killed Hit Man With Her Bare Hands (Video)

    04/15/2014 1:22:00 PM PDT · 36 of 73
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to piytar
    The claw side of the hammer. But I gather she finished him off with her bare hands. I can imagine some RNs I've known that could do this. Here is a pic of the dead hit man.

  • Sars Research Lab Loses 2,000 Tubes of Killer Virus [But there is no risk they assure]

    04/15/2014 1:10:12 PM PDT · 3 of 8
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BenLurkin

    I can imagine this. What they described is basically one form of a vaccine, that uses a fraction of a virus, part of its outer coat recognizable to the immune system, to incite an immune response.

    So these were likely experimental vaccines that were to be tested on animals, but are not yet approved for human use.

  • Five killed in mass stabbing at Calgary party

    04/15/2014 1:02:56 PM PDT · 21 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to A Formerly Proud Canadian

    A mass homicide fitting this profile is an odd one, but I can imagine a few circumstances.

    1) Hallucinogenic drugs or acute psychotic episode.

    2) The group had turned on him and were trying to pin him down for some reason.

    3) He had passed out and one of them sexually assaulted him while the others helped.

  • TEST: You a Dem, a Republican... or a Texan?

    04/15/2014 11:28:33 AM PDT · 34 of 37
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Reaganite Republican

    Ended too early. The argument about taxidermy was just getting started.

    And I would like to include an extra bit, of Texas and EC Horror Comic, showing the whole family, all now with sharpened teeth, having a BBQ with the decedent and all their sharp toothed friends.

  • Texas Front-Runner...Calls on Governor to Mobilize National Guard to Prevent BLM Takeover

    04/15/2014 10:50:31 AM PDT · 50 of 83
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Texas Fossil

    The Supreme Court has rejected nullification, finding that under Article III of the Constitution, the power to declare federal laws unconstitutional has been delegated to the federal courts and that states do not have the authority to nullify federal law.

    In practice, this means that if a state legislature refuses to enforce a federal law it deems unconstitutional, it must sue “The United States” in federal court. Who, of course, invariably back the US against the states.

    Federal courts have even gone so far as to insist that they have supremacy over state legislatures, usually to demand that they spend money for things they do not wish to spend money on, usually education. If the state refuses to comply, the judge will then appoint a “special master” who will take charge of the state treasury for the purpose of paying for what the legislature refuses to pay for.

    All in all, very unconstitutional, the lot of it.

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

    04/15/2014 8:27:03 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Kathleen Sebelius is no more a scapegoat than was Cruella de Vil, the latter lamenting that the Humane Society is scapegoating her for “needing” a coat made of Dalmatian fur.

    Sebelius is not just a fallen Catholic. She has gone full on to worshiping Moloch, or some other pagan death god. Thus she should get no more consideration than Kali high priest Mola Ram in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

    Basically, to be devoured by crocodiles. Buh-bye.

  • Texas Front-Runner...Calls on Governor to Mobilize National Guard to Prevent BLM Takeover

    04/15/2014 7:57:41 AM PDT · 22 of 83
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to smoothsailing

    Important legal note: In past, the federal courts have found that they have supremacy over state courts; and they have also found that congress has supremacy over state legislatures.

    But they have *never* found that the president has supremacy over state governors. This means that if a state governor resists presidential authority, the only recourse the president has is the use of armed force by the US military.

    The last time this happened was when Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, Bill Clinton’s mentor, refused to let the Little Rock high school be integrated, despite court orders. He also turned out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent it being integrated by Federal Marshals.

    But his mistake was in challenging president Eisenhower, who had backbone to spare. He sent in the 101st Airborne division.

    However, in a spineless tyrant like Obama, ordering the military into conflict with the Texas National Guard would be highly unlikely from any number of directions. Especially those regular army officers who tried to order it suddenly appearing on the medical roster after having fallen down a flight of stairs.

  • Teacher fired 'after she ordered six students to attack 7th grade boy who spoke back to her'....

    04/15/2014 7:44:21 AM PDT · 17 of 45
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Morgana

    The teacher made several mistakes.

    1) If you’re going to set students on a troublemaker, you have to be discreet about it, and use language that can have one or more non-violent interpretations.

    This goes all the way back to England’s Henry II, who it is said, remarked to no one in particular “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?”, while referring to Thomas Becket. (In truth, it is thought he actually said “What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?”)

    In any event, the idea is the same. Plausible deniability.

    2) Never gloat. In fact, she should have done the opposite, and immediately come to the bad students’ aid, offering him assistance and support. This also would give her credibility in confusing the description of the assailants, to aid in their avoidance of punishment, if they are discreet enough to not brag about it.

  • Five killed in mass stabbing at Calgary party

    04/15/2014 7:30:59 AM PDT · 8 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to skeeter

    I keep insisting that people who conceal carry should always have a knife as a twin to their gun. Knives complement handguns exceptionally well, especially inside buildings.

    The Tueller Drill is often cited, but this is of an armed police officer *expecting* a knife attack, who still needs more than 21 feet to have an advantage. A civilian, with concealed carry, who is *not* expecting an attack, needs, as a rough guess, 30 feet or more to effectively use their gun this way.

    However, a sheath knife can be very rapidly drawn, and it provides good quality defense within 5 feet, even being aided by the momentum of the attacker.

    Soldiers in trenches in World War I quickly figured out that the ideal combination for hand to hand fighting in a trench was a pistol in one hand and a trench knife in the other. And, if you think about it, the corridors and rooms of a building are not very different from a trench with a ceiling.

    But it is also a great combination outside, because you may not be aware of a threat until it is close, and discreetly brandishing a knife is an effective counter to an attack without attracting too much attention in case it isn’t.

  • Five killed in mass stabbing at Calgary party

    04/15/2014 7:17:49 AM PDT · 5 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to A Formerly Proud Canadian

    According to some raw video, the perp seems to be a young man of Nubian persuasion.