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… He Planned it in Advance ?? [#Bowe Bergdahl case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 22nd,2016

.. it appears that Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl planned his defection to the Taliban in advance …

.. it still needs to be more fully investigated , but it appears that the N.C.I.S. [the Naval Criminal Investigative Service] already has done its work . When Pvt. Bergdahl went awol in 2009 , NCIS was tasked with an investigation . They were ordred to fully investigate the circumstances involving his disappearance …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the Press Briefing segement clip ..

.. well , Foxnews ‘ Ed henry did not waste any timem with bringing up the subject at the daily White House press briefing . As usual , JoshBoy Earnest dodged , hemmed , and hawed his way around the subject , not wanting to answer the question …

.. what a wuss …


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… Yeow !! Nice Touch ! [#David Clarke][#Miz Hillary][#counterattck][#racism]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 25th,2016

.. yeah , it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black ! ..

.. Sheriff Clarke is referring to the Dems and their antics , flinging the ” race card ” at the GOP in general , and the Donald in particular . The Donald has been working to make steady and effective inroads in the Black community . With hopeful success , they just may work …

.. as you might think , the DemoCrap do not like IT > They feel entitled to their supposed ” 95 % ” shre of the black vote that they have gained under His Lordship . normally , that figure has been more like 10 % . So they are flinging the race card . Except that they are flinging it NOW …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to thee blog post // interview segment ..

.. take it from David Clarke himself ..

Wisconsin County Sheriff David Clarke appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend and scolded Hillary Clinton for calling Donald Trump a racist by reminding her that she represents the party of racism.

“This is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black,” Clarke said. He then carefully decimated Clinton over her relationship with Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party as a whole — and he used his pet name for the presidential candidate:

“Mrs. Bill Clinton is a recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award, as you know, the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was a eugenicist who supported the extermination of the black race. She called the black race a ‘weed.’ She [Clinton] embraces that award, she embraces the support of an organization, Planned Parenthood, that kills more black babies than any other race.

“This is a party, the Democrat Party, that stood in the way of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, that stood in the way of Lincoln trying to free the slaves, that embraced and endorsed and voted for Sen. Robert Byrd, a former Klansman. They welcomed him into the party as they did George Wallace, who stood in the schoolhouse door and said, ‘Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.'”

Given that Clinton’s party is the one historically tied to racism, Clarke said, “I’m not going to sit up here and be lectured by Mrs. Bill Clinton about who’s a racist or who is not a racist.”

Earlier, Clarke lambasted the overuse of the word “racist” and how because of that, it has lost all its meaning:

“You’re a racist. I’m a racist. Everybody’s a racist. This word gets overused, it hardly has any meaning anymore.”

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… Donald Trump — What an Ass [#public comments]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 7th,2016

.. yep , you heard me right …. I am calling Donald Trump an Ass ..

.. why ? .. he deserves it ..

.. his public comments at any event are bound to make news . In this case , at this conservative event , boy , oh boy , did they ever . In particular when they make a below – the – belt attack on a GOP senior statesman , Senator John McCain …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clip ..

.. in this case , it is worse than below – the – belt . Trump accused McCain of not being a war hero for getting himself captured in Vietnam ..

.. It was not being shot down that made John McCain a war hero , it was his entire career in the Navy . His stay at Annapolis [the Naval Academy] was not that , because McCain was a very subpar student . However , he qualified for pilot training , and he turned into one of the very best of the best as a Naval Avaitor …

.. His conduct as a POW was superb . He looked out for his fellow prisoners . He took punishments that were meant for his fellow prisoners . When he was offered the chance to go home early [due to his father ‘ s command position] , he refused . He said that all of them would go home in reverse order of date of capture , which was and is tradition ..

.. you cannot ask for better in a naval officer than John McCain , both in the service , and as a POW . In the CASE OF Trump , he was and is an ass for running his mouth off without connecting his mouth to his brain ..

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… Ouch ! [Getting Torched (VAgate)]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. you really do not want to make Montel Williams mad at you …

.. Williams is a Navy veteran (a Seal , matter of fact) and he is furious over the VAMedical Care scandal …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the coverage ..

.. go get ‘ em , Montel ! …

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… Great Point , ” Joe the Plumber ” [Santa Barbera tragedy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. it was a gawd – awful tragedy …

.. but , ” Joe the Plumber ” hit it right on the spot …

.. [h/t — Mediaite]..
.. [link] to the letter …

.. from the letter …

“There are no critical words for a grieving father,” Wurzelbacher wrote. “He can say whatever he wants and blame whoever he’d like – it’s okay by me. You can’t take a step in his shoes – at least I can’t. But the words and images of Mr. Martinez blaming ‘the proliferation of guns’, lobbyists, politicians, etc.; will be exploited by gun-grab extremists as are all tragedies involving gun violence and the mentally ill by the anti-Second Amendment Left.”

“Mr. Martinez and anyone calling for more restrictions on American’s rights need to back off and stop playing into the hands of the folks who merely capitalize on these horrific events for their own political ends,” Wurzelbacher continued. “I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are going through, having had your child taken away from you. However, any feelings you have toward my rights being taken away from me, lose those.”

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… Steven A. Smith has Guts …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 31st,2014

.. and , he stands by what he says , no matter what the reaction …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. in this instance , he got plenty of it . He caught living hell for what he said …

.. businessman , venture investor , and Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban stirred up a pretty fair bit of a hornet ‘ s nest . Cuban said that if he encountered a black man with a hoodie , or a white man with lots of tattoos , he would cross the street in order to avoid the person in question . Steven A. stood up for Cuban and endorsed his view , stating that he would do the same thing …

.. Cuban stirred up a hornet ‘ s nest , but Steven A. Smith caused quite an uproar , especially in the black community . He was called a racist , a traitor , and , most of all , an ” Uncle Tom . ” …

Uncovering the “big elephant in the room,” Smith suggests that people are afraid to talk about the prejudices that all are guilty of because “white folks are scared they are going to be labeled racist,” and “black folks are scared they are going to be labeled sell outs.”

Smith affirms that he is not turning a blind-eye to the obvious racism that still exists in the country. Yet he does not think that every issue affecting the black community is race related. He said, “Sometimes it is about how you represent yourself — it is about how you present yourself.”

When I alluded to walking around with your pants hanging below your behind, that’s trifling. That’s just trifling and it’s counter productive. When I talked about how you sitting there and the first words out of your mouth are, y’know what I’m sayin’, y’know what I mean — no the hell we don’t!

When I talk about not having a command of the English language and still you want a job, and you want to have a career, but you don’t want to get your education — you don’t want to go out there and pound that pavement. Everything is about the sprint; it’s not about the marathon. It’s not about you putting forth the necessary effort and due diligence over the long haul to get the things that you need. That’s a reality in our community.

That reality, Smith says, is by acting in that way, some in the black community are “feeding” the stereotypes and thus keeping themselves from moving forward in life.

Smith ended by talking about the American dream. He said the American dream is not the rap artist or NBA star that went from nothing to hundreds of millions of dollars — that he calls “a fantasy.” But he uses his own story to tout what it really takes to achieve the American dream:

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… This is a P.C. World …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 17th,2014

.. when you fine people for saying what they think , as well as what they believe in ..

.. Steven A. Smith is an amazing commentator . You may not always agree with what he has to say , but he almost always has something to speak about on a subject , and he does his research , and is knowledgeable on the subjects …. It makes him worthwhile listening to ….

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..

.. [link] to the ESPN commentary ..

.. people should be free to say what they think , and what they believe in  . Yes , they also should be willing to accept the consequences , which may include condemnation and shunning . But , no one , for short of immoral or evil conduct , fined for standing up for what they believe in , and speaking up for their beliefs …

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… You Do Not Want This Woman as An Enemy [Caroline Glick] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 6th,2014

.. considering JohnBoy Kerry ‘ s jackass ” Apartheid ” megagaffe about Jewish people and Israel , Kerry has made himself an enemy of Glick ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to her comments ..

.. Glick has some serious connections , both here in the U.S. , as well as back home in Israel . She has served admirably in the I.D.F. , as well as in intelligence work , and has worked (as a civilian) for Bibi Netanyahu in his first trip around [1996-1999] as Israeli PM .

.. quoting the piece …

“What [Kerry] is saying is that Israelis are inherently evil and that when we are placed in a situation where we have to make a decision we are going to decide on the side of evil.
“That is what he says when he says Israel will become an apartheid state.”

Glick believes Kerry is just one of many Obama administration officials with a distaste for Israel.

“I think every single person that Obama has pointed to senior policy positions in his administration; his foreign policy teams, share his hostile view of Israel. Absolutely,” she said.

“This is a textbook example of anti-Semitic policy making,” Glick later told Newsmax in an e-mail. “It is unconscionable, it is unacceptable and it is unforgivable.”

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… He said What ?? [Pat Sajak ‘ s surprise statement] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 29th,2014

.. Pat Sajak is not one to shy away from controversy ..

.. in this case , these days , it gets a little touchy …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. what , may you ask , caused all of the ruckus ? …

.. this : ..

.. he proclaimed himself a h-e-t-e-r-o-s-e-x-u-a-l . that is all ..

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… Comments from Brendan Eich (from 2 years ago) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 8th,2014

.. I found these when i was having personal dealings with Mozilla . They were public comments made by Brendan Eich in the fall of 2012 , when the Los Angeles Slimes made public a database of contributors from the contributor list from the campaign for Proposition 8 in California …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. Brendan was Mozilla ‘ s C.T.O. (chief technology officer) then . If it were going to create a ruckus , I would have thought that it have been back then … But noooooo .

.. it happened just recently …

.. [from the text]..

.. the comments are entitled ” Community and Diversity ” ..

Community and Diversity

[I hope that it’s obvious from what follows that this is a statement of personal opinion, not an official Mozilla document.]


Mitchell Baker recently wrote:

If we start to try to make “Mozilla” mean “those people who share not only the Mozilla mission but also my general political / social / religious / environmental view” we will fail. If we focus Mozilla on our shared consensus regarding the Mozilla mission and manifesto then the opportunities before us are enormous.

Mozilla’s diversity is a success condition. Our mission and our goal is truly global. Our mission taps into a shared desire for respect and control and user sovereignty that runs across cultures and across many other worldviews. We may even offend each other in some of our other views. Despite this, we share a commitment to the Mozilla mission. This is a remarkable achievement and important to our continued success.

I agree with every word of this, and I believe it applies to other communities of which I’m a member. If not, these communities will tend to splinter, and that is likely to be a net loss for everyone.


A donation that I made in support of California Proposition 8 four years ago became public knowledge and sparked a firestorm of comments in the last few days, mostly on Twitter.

People in other countries or other U.S. states do not know why “Mozilla” was listed in the donation data. Donors above a certain amount are required by the State of California to disclose their employer. Mozilla had nothing to do with the donation.

I’m not going to discuss Prop 8 here or on Twitter. There is no point in talking with the people who are baiting, ranting, and hurling four-letter abuse. Personal hatred conveyed through curse words is neither rational nor charitable, and strong feelings on any side of an issue do not justify it.

In contrast, people expressing non-abusive anger, sadness, or disagreement, I understand, grieve, and humbly accept.

No Hate

Ignoring the abusive comments, I’m left with charges that I hate and I’m a bigot, based solely on the donation. Now “hate” and “bigot” are well-defined words. I say these charges are false and unjust.

First, I have been online for almost 30 years. I’ve led an open source project for 14 years. I speak regularly at conferences around the world, and socialize with members of the Mozilla, JavaScript, and other web developer communities. I challenge anyone to cite an incident where I displayed hatred, or ever treated someone less than respectfully because of group affinity or individual identity.

Second, the donation does not in itself constitute evidence of animosity. Those asserting this are not providing a reasoned argument, rather they are labeling dissenters to cast them out of polite society. To such assertions, I can only respond: “no”.

If we are acquainted, have good-faith assumptions, and circumstances allow it, we can discuss 1:1 in person. Online communication doesn’t seem to work very well for potentially divisive issues. Getting to know each other works better in my experience.

The Larger Point

There’s a larger point here, the one Mitchell made: people in any group or project of significant size and diversity will not agree on many crucial issues unrelated to the group or project.

I know people doing a startup who testify that even at fewer than 20 employees, they have to face this fact. It’s obviously true for much larger communities such as JS and Mozilla. Not only is insisting on ideological uniformity impractical, it is counter-productive.

So I do not insist that anyone agree with me on a great many things, including political issues, and I refrain from putting my personal beliefs in others’ way in all matters Mozilla, JS, and Web. I hope for the same in return.


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… Nice Call , Kobe …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 2nd,2014

.. no , I am not Black .

.. but , that does not mean that I cannot agree with Kobe Bryant on his comments about Trayvon Martin and Blacks (African – Americans) …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blogpost …

.. I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”

The profile goes on to quote former NFL running back Jim Brown, who at one point said, “[Kobe] is somewhat confused about culture, because he was brought up in another country.” Bryant then defended himself on Twitter, writing, “A ‘Global’ African American is an inferior shade to ‘American’ African American?? #hmmm. that doesn’t sound very #Mandela or #DrKing sir.”

.. I completely agree with Kobe here and would add that supporting a black president simply because he’s black is the same thing. And he’s right, neither represents actual progress.

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… I will tell You This , Kevin (Sorbo) [on Obama]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 25th,2014

.. I did not vote for POTUS either time .

.. I proudly voted for Senator John McCain the first time , in 2008 …

.. I proudly voted for former Massachusettes Governor Mitt Romney the second time , in 2012 …

.. and I guarantee you , Kevin , that I am not a racist …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post (show segment) …

.. anyone who tries to accuse me of racism for not supporting POTUS by not voting him either time is going to get a fight from me …. and I do not mean a rhetorical one ….

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… Has Pelosi Lost Her Mind ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. I would say so , to pop off something like this …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

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