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… Doesn’t Main InJustice ever Learn [#new gun restrictions]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 7th,2015

.. well , it seems that Main InJustice and the ObamaCraps are at it again …

.. they are coming up with a group of new gun restrictions . Yea , ones such as ones targeted against those convicted of misdemeanor convictions . In particular , they want to target those convicted of domestic violence . Also , they want to target those that are accused of being mentally ill .. It figures …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. if these changes were passed into law as part of a a bill , then there would be a fair bit more legitimacy to them . They might be challenged in court , but that these items were laws , and not regulations , would give them legitimacy . However , they are not > THEY ARE REGULATIONS < BECAUSE THERE IS NOt a chance in hell that the ObamaCraps could get these items passed through Congress in the current climate . In particular , the lack of trust in POTUS and his minions is greatly contributing to the atmosphere of distrust between Congress and the White House …

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… The Problem for the N.F.L. [#Ray Rice]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,November 8th,2014

.. yes , the N.F.L. has a serious problem ..

.. the team (the Baltimore Ugh – Ravens) does not …

.. as long as it is within the terms of the sport and the league ‘ s cba WITH THE PLAYERS , the team is well within its rights to get rid of a player . Especially if a player has become as ” radioactive ” as Rice . Who would not . He punched a woman now his wife in an elevator …

.. the team acted , and has now cut Rice . Fair enough … but the NFL ? No …

.. [h/t — TMZSports.com]..
.. [link] to the attack video …

.. the previous video (the approach) and the current video (the punch) are the same event , not two separate events . The NFL cannot punish a player twice for the same offense . It is a violation of the constitutional rights of the player . Which the NFLPA is obligated to defend , and I suspect that they will …

.. also , the offense predates the new rules . Also , Rice did not lie …

.. [h/t — CBSSports.com]…
.. [link] to the news report …

.. I think that Ray Rice has a lot of work to do , But he will be back in the NFL far sooner than anyone realizes . The NFL is likely going to be liable to pay his player contract , due to its own misconduct ….

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… Now Condi Rice gets Targeted [#SupportDropBox]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. you would think an appointment to a corporate board would be no big deal . Normally , you would be right . These are not normal times …

.. Dr. Condolezza Rice was appointed the other day to the Board of Directors of computer storage firm DropBox . You would think , no big whoopee …. these days , it is a big whoopee ….

.. people have created an online protest against Dr. Rice for her work in President George W. Bush ‘ s Administration , especially for her work as his National Security Adviser , and her work on his Iraq and Afghanistan policies …

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

.. do these idiots in the P.C. thought police have something better to do ? Sooner or later , these kind of tactics are going to redound on them , and boy are they going to backfire , with a bang …

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… Missing Workers in the Workforce ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 7th,2014

.. yea , but why ??

.. [-] demographics is part of the story — baby boomers are starting to retire …. but in numbers like this ?? Noooo! …

.. [-] public policy — the ridiculous growth in public entitlements is another part of the story . When you have unemployment insurance that runs for up to 100 weeks , food stamps and welfare payments that aer easy as peach to get , you get some idea that the ObamaCraps want many more  people to be dependent on the  government , and could not give a  damn about their employment prospects …

.. [-] SSD / SSI — this has become another substitute for unemployment insurance and other public assistance . It has become so easy to get either one of these two programs that one can figure that a good chunk of the unemployed are ” hiding ” on these two , and  , with  the previous one , the ObamaCraps could not give a damn …

.. [h/t — fivethirtyeight.com]..

.. [link] to the column ..

.. drastically revive the economy …. once the DummyCraps get their butts kicked , but good , then the GOP will control Congress . It will take either a reformed Obama , or a new President (preferreably a GOP one) to straighten out these programs …

.. the demographics have to be dealt with … it has to be done , otherwise Social Security and Medicare are going to collapse …

.. reel these programs back in … gradually but steadily reall these folks back into the workforce by greatly restraining the abuse of these programs . It needs to be done , because the entitlement mentality is waaaaay out of control …

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… Pro – Life is Pro – American …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 14th,2014

.. who cannot be in favour of life ?

.. unfortunately , the Forces of Death are not in favour of life . They are in favour of abortion , in essence , Death …

.. you have to take a look at this video clip of NARAL pro – Death America celebrating their 45th anniversary , and this quote , ” anti – abortion is anti – american . ”

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the news clip …

.. how pro – death and anti – american a thought is that ?

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… C.P.A.C. — John Bolton …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 11th,2014

.. I will be carrying some of the addresses of people that I consider of value from the C.P.A.C. meeting for 2014 . This one hopefully will not be the only one .

.. it will take time . Other bloggers are carrying other speakers of note . Thankfully for me , I have contacts with many of them . I have seen parts of them myself , in some cases all of the speech …

.. here is the C.P.A.C. speech of former U.N. ambassador John Bolton …

.. [h/t —  realClearPolitics]..

.. [link] to Ambassador Bolton ‘ s speech

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… Crybabies [pro – Death forces] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 11th,2014

.. thankfully , in Georgia , the GOP controls the legislature , by large majorities .

.. so , thankfully , the pro life forces can pursue good bills such as this one . Basically , it institutes the Hyde amendment at the state level in the state of Georgia , prohibiting any state or federal funds from being used from funding abortions in any way , shape , or form …

.. however , the DemoCraps had a temper – tantrum . They used to rule the roost . They do not , anymore . They are trying to play their so – called ” War on Womyn ” demagoguery as a part of the debate on the Georgia pro – life bill . Well done , Georgia Pro – Life !! …

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

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… What Terrible Optics …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. many things that you can do when there is a foreign policy crisis . Knuckling down and doing your job is a good  place to start . There are others …

.. but  a vacation ? Even a short one ..both the President and the Vice President ? Are you kidding me ?

..  you have it right . POTUS and VPOTUS are both going on short vacations . They are doing it in the middle of the crisis involvinG  Ukraine , Crimea , and Russia . POTUS is going to Florida ; VPOTUS is going to the U.S. Virgin Islands .

.. Are you guys nuts , or what . The  last  thing  that  youguys should be doing  right now is  going on a vacation in the middle of a crisis …

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… It tells You A Lot …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. especially when you are dealing with Planned Murderhood …

.. their leader , Cecile Richards , was caught in a quote for public attribution (although she did not want it) …

.. boy , oh boy , did she ever stick her ” foot in her mouth … ”

.. [h/t — ChicksOnTheRight]..
.. [link] to the video clip …

.. she does not believe that life begins at conception , as it normally does . She believes that life begins when the fetus is actually delivered …

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… Nice Shot across the Bow [Washington Times]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. well , it is not the blast that the Washington ComPost politically put up Obama ‘ s hide …

.. in the case of the Washington Times , it does not have to do so . They have been consistent on the Russians for decades , even back to the days of the old Washington Star …

.. in the Times ‘ case , it was simple , and one word : Equivocation .

.. ’nuff said …

.. [h/t — WashingtonTimes]..
.. [link] to the Editorial …

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… Netanyahu ‘ s Address to AIPAC …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 8th,2014

.. it was a honey .

.. it is well worth your time to watch it .

.. I did . I loved it …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the policy speech ..

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… Bill O Reilly gives POTUS a lecture …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. on how to deal with Vladimir Putin .

.. I heard this live on Monday night . Bill was not the least bit friendly towards Obama , not one bit at all …

.. Bill nailed POTUS on top of his head . Hopefully , the ObamaCraps were watching , and will get the message …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..

.. [link] to the Talking Points Memo segment …

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… You know that You are in Trouble (in DemoCrap circles) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. when the Washington Post editorial board acts to , in effect , stick a blowtorch up your political backside ……

.. and turns it on all the way up to maximum (and then some) …

.. boy , oh boy , did the ComPost do a number on the ObamaCraps . These idiots have their heads in the clouds , especially when these morons call ” climate change ” the greatest threat to humanity …. and now , this happens [link] … nice going , dummies …

.. [h/t — WashingtonComPost]..

.. [link] to Sunday ‘ s Editorial Blast …

.. the text ..

President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy

By , Published: March 2

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in whichthe tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”

That’s a nice thought, and we all know what he means. A country’s standing is no longer measured in throw-weight or battalions. The world is too interconnected to break into blocs. A small country that plugs into cyberspace can deliver more prosperity to its people (think Singapore or Estonia) than a giant with natural resources and standing armies.

Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has China’s president, Xi Jinping, who is engaging in gunboat diplomacy against Japan and the weaker nations of Southeast Asia. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is waging a very 20th-century war against his own people, sending helicopters to drop exploding barrels full of screws, nails and other shrapnel onto apartment buildings where families cower in basements. These men will not be deterred by the disapproval of their peers, the weight of world opinion or even disinvestment by Silicon Valley companies. They are concerned primarily with maintaining their holds on power.

 

Mr. Obama is not responsible for their misbehavior. But he does, or could, play a leading role in structuring the costs and benefits they must consider before acting. The model for Mr. Putin’s occupation of Crimea was his incursion into Georgia in 2008, when George W. Bush was president. Mr. Putin paid no price for that action; in fact, with parts of Georgia still under Russia’s control, he was permitted to host a Winter Olympics just around the corner. China has bullied the Philippines and unilaterally staked claims to wide swaths of international air space and sea lanes as it continues a rapid and technologically impressive military buildup. Arguably, it has paid a price in the nervousness of its neighbors, who are desperate for the United States to play a balancing role in the region. But none of those neighbors feel confident that the United States can be counted on. Since the Syrian dictator crossed Mr. Obama’s red line with a chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 civilians, the dictator’s military and diplomatic position has steadily strengthened.

The urge to pull back — to concentrate on what Mr. Obama calls “nation-building at home” — is nothing new, as former ambassador Stephen Sestanovich recounts in his illuminating history of U.S. foreign policy, “Maximalist.” There were similar retrenchments after the Korea and Vietnam wars and when the Soviet Union crumbled. But the United States discovered each time that the world became a more dangerous place without its leadership and that disorder in the world could threaten U.S. prosperity. Each period of retrenchment was followed by more active (though not always wiser) policy. Today Mr. Obama has plenty of company in his impulse, within both parties and as reflected by public opinion. But he’s also in part responsible for the national mood: If a president doesn’t make the case for global engagement, no one else effectively can.

 

The White House often responds by accusing critics of being warmongers who want American “boots on the ground” all over the world and have yet to learn the lessons of Iraq. So let’s stipulate: We don’t want U.S. troops in Syria, and we don’t want U.S. troops in Crimea. A great power can become overextended, and if its economy falters, so will its ability to lead. None of this is simple.

But it’s also true that, as long as some leaders play by what Mr. Kerry dismisses as 19th-century rules, the United States can’t pretend that the only game is in another arena altogether. Military strength, trustworthiness as an ally, staying power in difficult corners of the world such as Afghanistan — these still matter, much as we might wish they did not. While the United States has been retrenching, the tide of democracy in the world, which once seemed inexorable, has been receding. In the long run, that’s harmful to U.S. national security, too.

As Mr. Putin ponders whether to advance further — into eastern Ukraine, say — he will measure the seriousness of U.S. and allied actions, not their statements. China, pondering its next steps in the East China Sea, will do the same. Sadly, that’s the nature of the century we’re living in.

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.. Oh , Yeah [on the Beginning of Life] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 5th,2014

.. it seems that Planned Murderhood leader Cecile Richards had a colossal brain cramp .

.. it seems that she was appearing on a loonie leftie talk show . She was asked a question about the meaning of life . Well , she blew it , big time !

.. someone should remind Ms. Cecile that Life begins at Conception …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

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… Watch a Lesson in Con Law …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 19th,2014

.. no , not con law , as in criminal law .

.. no , con law , as in constitutional law .

.. U.S. Senator Mike Lee [R-Ut] is a dandy example of a fine lawyer . He has his own top – flight backgroud , at [ ] , and challenged some who I believed was a fine U.S. Senator (Robert Bennett) in the GOP primary convention . Doing that is not easy , but in Utah , it is possible and is doable . Lee did it , and eventually will succeed Orrin Hatch as the senior senator .

.. Xavier Becerra is a fairly decent congresscritter , but he is out of his league when it comes to dealing in con law . Mike Lee ‘ s upbringing [his father was former Reagan era Solicitor General Rex Lee] and his parentage gives him a big leg up . Watch him in action , taking Becerra apart on the unconstitutionality of POTUS ‘ acts …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the policy debate (courtesy of FoxNewsSunday) ..

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… Watch POTUS get ” Fried ” [ObamaCrapCare joke] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

.. what happened to the fry cook , Darnell Summers , is no laughing matter .

.. the costs of ObamaCrapCare are going waaay up . The stupidity of the Essential Benefits package and the rigidity and bureaucracy of the system that has been created is a big part of the reason why . Also , the rules adopted by H.H.S. as regards to ” full time ” employees are giving employers a very good excuse to cut both  employment numbers and employment hours fairly rigorously  . They would be stupid to do otherwise …

.. The full time equivalent numbers give businesses an excellent reason to cut back to only what they need . If they can get below the ObamaCrapCare minimums , they will try . When and where possible , they will try to reduce hours per week per employee to reduce on benefit and health insurance costs , however possible ..

.. if you want to watch the confrontation ,  watch [here] .. Summers puts you-know-who on the spot , but good …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]

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… The Presidential Bully Pulpit is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 20th,2013

.. to help calm down a situation , not to pour gasoline on a fire .

.. For God ‘ s Sake , has not Barack Obama understood the meaning of what it is to be President , and the powers of his office that he has at his command . My God , what is needed now is a calming voice , and leadership skill . What do we get ? Gasoline on a fire , and a flamethrower . Nice Going , Dumb Dumb .

..President Obama expanded on the acquittal of George Zimmerman at a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room today, noting that he once said he could have had a son like Trayvon Martin but now revising that to “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

“I want to make sure that once again I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin,” Obama said in the halting, teleprompter-less statement, where he lauded Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin for the “incredible grace and dignity with which they’ve dealt with the entire situation.”

.. Lawyer Obama said he wouldn’t discuss arguments about the legal side of the case: “I’ll let all the legal analysts and talking heads address those issues,” he said, stressing that the legal process worked in a “professional manner” as it should. “In a case such as this, reasonable doubt is relevant,” he added. “…Once the jury has spoken, that’s how our system works.” He said that it was critical to keep in mind “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

“There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store — that includes me,” Obama said, adding the examples of hearing car doors lock when you walk onto a block or seeing a woman “clutch her purse nervously and holding her breath” when a black man gets in an elevator.

This affects, he said, “how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida.”

“There is a history racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case,” the president continued. “This isn’t to say that the African-American community is naive about the fact that African-American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system, that they’re disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence. It’s not to make excuses for that fact.”

“The fact that a lot of African-American boys are painted with a broad brush and the excuses given, ‘Well, there are these statistics out there that show that African-American boys are more violent,’ using that as an excuse to then see sons treated differently causes pain.”

“Statistically, somebody like Trayvon Martin was probably, statistically, more likely to be shot by a peer than he was by somebody else,” Obama acknowledged. “Folks understand the challenges that exist for African-American boys; they get frustrated if they feel that there’s no context for it.”

If Trayvon was a white teen, he said, “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

Obama called protests and vigils in the wake of the verdict “understandable.”

“If I see any violence, then I will remind folks that that dishonors what happened to Trayvon Martin and his family,” he said.

The president said he was “bouncing around” some ideas with his staff, but hadn’t concocted some sort of “five-point plan” to address the trial aftermath.

He warned that the attorney general’s review of the case in a civil-rights capacity at the Justice Department may not yield the charges some seek. “I know that Eric Holder is reviewing what happened down there, but I think it’s important for people to have some clear expectations here,” he said. “Traditionally, these are issues of state and local government.”

“That doesn’t mean, though, that as a nation we can’t do some things that I think would be productive.”

Obama suggested more law enforcement training “to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists” and studying laws that could be “designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations.”

He stressed that Stand Your Ground was not invoked as a defense in the Zimmerman case. “On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?”

“I just ask people to consider, if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?” Obama continued. And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws.”

He also suggested convening panels composed of clergy, celebrities, and athletes to help kids who are “getting a lot of negative reinforcement” to “give them the sense that their country cares about them.”

Obama even took a dig at his own beer summit in calling for “soul searching” as the nation tries to have a conversation on race.

“I haven’t seen that be particularly productive when, you know, politicians try to organize conversations,” he said.

“Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race,” Obama said, noting his daughters’ interactions with their friends. “They’re better than we are, they’re better than we were on these issues.”

“We should also have confidence that kids these days, I think, have more sense than we did back then and certainly more than our parents did or our grandparents did, and that along this long and difficult journey, you know, we’re becoming a more perfect union, not a perfect union, but a more perfect union.”

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… is Dingy Harry nuts ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 2nd,2012

Harry Reid ,  of all people , is supremely arrogant , or he is totally insane . He has been quoted as saying he and his democratic caucus will do everything in their power to stop Mitt Romney and his agenda , if he is elected . Maybe he needs a 72 hr hold in a mental hospital for a thorough exam of his gray matter and his schmartz . More than likely , he is an extraordinarily arrogant ass . Why wave a red flag in front of  a bull , 96 hrs out , and give him even more motivation than he and she have already …

Harry Reid

Harry Reid (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

… earth to Dingy Harry , the election is Tuesday . Duh ! … … No one has been elected yet , stupid ! … Nevada has , like other states , early voting , and it is a competitive tossup state . It is , in theory , leaning to President Obama ,  and POTUS is going to need all the help that he can get . the Nevada GOP is going to want revenge for 2010 , and his dirty tricks that he and the unions pulled in his own re – election campaign . and now , you piss us off even more ? Real Stupid , dumbass ! … also , Dingy Harry , you are assuming that you will and your fellow Dems will be in the majority . Considering that you have 23 seats to defend , and the 2 toughest GOP seats to defend are likely to be defended well , you will have a tough time  hanging on to your job , especially with a dumb – dumb stunt like this ! …

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Part 4 — Medicaid

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 25th,2012

  this part is very esoteric to most folks , but it is quite simple. the ObamaCrapCare Act is seeking to dragoon our states and blackmail them into adding millions of people to the Medicaid rolls, with little (3 years) aid from a Federal Government that cannot afford it.

  Also, in particular many states either have just or are about to get their financial books back in balance, and adding so many people (as the Mother of All Unfunded Mandates) is going to put them effectively into bankruptcy, or pretty close to it.

  If the whole bill (part 3) comes about, then the states will not have to worry, but even if it does, i believe that the Supreme Court will decide on this part of the case, nonetheless. They would not have set things up this way, if they were not planning to make a decision.

  I am not entirely sure, but I think that they will decide (5-4, or 6-3) to strike this part down. Having states meet financial requirements for aid from the feds is one thing, but dragooning them into effective bankruptcy by threating their ENTIRE Medicaid funding is something else .

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