Posted: 30 Jul 2013 12:30 AM PDT
I guess it should come as no surprise that progressives believe in the humane treatment of people who commit heinous acts or act like domestic terrorists, spreading death and destruction with drugs along with actual killings in the community. And, I guess that they believe that the worst of gang members in prison should have the right to control other inmates in the general population and freely communicate orders to gang members on the outside.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting …
Bottom line …
Gang members are every bit as vicious and ruthless as those in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay – and are every bit as much a clear and present danger to American cities and citizens as other terrorists. why these bleeding hearts romanticize prisoners and other miscreants who have caused so much trouble in our communities is almost unfathomable. That is, unless they want to create the self-image of a caring crusader.
The one I really don’t understand is Jay Leno who often gives quietly to good causes and even individuals. Why he would lend his names to murderers, rapists, and domestic terrorists is beyond imagining. What is really inhumane is what these incarcerated gang members do to their fellow human beings – by supplying drugs and wreaking violent havoc on the community. It is almost like they are enemy combatants within the confines of America.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 06:03 PM PDT
While California is regarded as the cereal capital of the world – home of the fruits, nuts, and flakes – it is a bellwether state that serves as an incubator for progressive socialist policies that often defy common sense. I can understand why the progressive socialists in California would want to deny law-abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights – presumably to protect the progressive politicians in tyrannical times – but why would they tell federal law enforcement agents that they, too, can only purchase handguns on the Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale.
The law as it stands …
Where the fit hits that shan …
Notice there are no exemptions listed for federal law enforcement officials! Because California law also specifies technological innovations (e.g. “microstamping”) which manufacturers are refusing to implement because it is both haphazard and ineffective, the selection of handguns available to Californians and other non-exempt entities will be so limited as to prohibit the sale of handguns in the state.All courtesy of corrupt progressive democrat socialists who would rather enlarge the entitlement culture and the pool of potential victims of criminal activities. More crime equals more unionized law enforcement. Of course this can all be fixed by legislative amendment – what the progressives do when they screw-up the system and the unintended consequences become visible for all to see.
Bottom line …
An out-of-control legislature, governed by radical progressive socialist democrats has screwed the formerly golden state. Laws, rules, regulations, and taxes have forced many corporations and residents from the state or to become more creative in their choice of tax avoidance – note I did not say tax evasion – schemes like those used by the major corporations. With so many illegal aliens and welfare recipients entering the state (California has 30% of the nation’s welfare recipients and a majority of the illegal aliens), our tax base is being rapidly depleted to the point where bankruptcy becomes a foregone conclusion.
Will the wealthy, who are insulated from the consequences of their liberal actions, union members, who are insulated by outrageous contracts from the broader economy, and illegal aliens, who don’t follow the law anyway, be the last people left? May be – unless Californian’s wake up and throw the crooked politicians and criminalize the activities of their special interest friends who are purchasing more and more political influence.
And, if you think California Republicans are up to the job – think of that asshole Arnold Schwarzenegger who robbed the system blind and then screwed his maid and the citizens of California.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 04:53 PM PDT
It appears that JPMorgan got caught by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) manipulating the energy market in California. And, it also appears that they have agreed to “sanctions that include a fine of approximately $400 million.”
So what I want to know is:
According to FERC …
Bottom line …
Conspiracy to commit fraud, computer fraud, cover-ups, etc. – all to probably be settled for the standard fine and the statement that the perpetrator neither admits nor denies the allegations. Followed by the state authorities seeking to get their piece of the action. And nobody going to jail for stealing from the public!
Time to end political corruption and prevent any public utility and their executives and staff from making political contributions that are not publicly noted.
And, where is my refund?
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 03:59 PM PDT
As part of the solution to bailing out a failed Greek economy, depositors at Cyprus’ largest bank, the Bank of Cyprus, will have an automatic 47.5% deduction from any deposits exceeding $100,000 Euros – about $132,000 and far less than the United States’ FDIC insured amount of $250,000.
But Cypriot politicians, not any different from politicians elsewhere in the world, are sure to have played upon advance knowledge and warned their special interest supporters of the impending mandatory government theft. In reality, a bailout that rewards corrupt labor unions for decades of profligate wage demands and workrules. I would not be surprised if the Cypriot socialist unions sat idly by and watched their funds dissipated – passing the pain along to their pensioners with their condolences.
Like the City of Detroit here in the United States, decades of political mismanagement and special interest self-dealing has decimated the economy. With the ultimate result that those who created the crisis, look to the source of all government revenue, the people.
According to the well-respect Zerohedge.com …
Bottom line …
I wonder if the politicians and the special interests will ever be held to account?
Here in Detroit, consider that the democrats who voted for decades of fiscal mismanagement and union corruption are still likely to retain political power as the United States bails out the city. Like Cyprus, one wonders if all of the city-backed bonds that would normally be at risk during a bankruptcy proceeding have already been sold, at deep discounts to speculators hoping for a government bailout or buried deeply in derivatives sold to worldwide investors as was done during the mortgage meltdown?
But one thing is crystal clear – whether here or around the world – the politicians and their special interest friends do not lose as much as “We the People.”
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 02:58 PM PDT
Whoops, my bad …
Someone sent me an e-mail touting the purchase of a $35 Marc Jacobs’ “Miley Cyrus” tee-shirt as a way of supporting the New York University Cancer Institute and the NYU Langone Medical Center. Unlike some others who have posed for similar charity campaigns, including Kate Upton, Heidi Klum, I actually mistook the picture of a nude Miley Cyrus as one of Justin Bieber. Why anyone would purchase this shirt – even to aid a worthwhile charity is beyond me. But then again, we live in an age of “celebrity” culture where many of the so-called “celebrities” are creations of a cadre of marketing mad men and a corrupt mainstream media eager to attract an audience.
To see how easily this could happen …
Bottom line …
You are better off sending your $35 directly to the New York University Cancer Institute and the NYU Langone Medical Center online or by snail-mail at:
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 01:42 PM PDT
With progressive democrats, the lack of common sense, and in extreme cases, insanity, has allowed the government to create special interest legislation that defies both reason and the constitution …
Since the government, at several levels, has endorsed the idea that a student can self-select their gender, and use school facilities and programs designed for the opposite gender, why not expand the theory that “it’s how you feel and perceive yourself” into other areas involving “civil rights?”
Allowing individuals to self-identify as American Indians – using the model of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who famously declared herself an American Indian for purposes of obtaining affirmative action status – or any other class of individuals granted special protections and privileges by the government. It doesn’t seem to matter that Elizabeth Warren nor her relatives are registered as American Indians in any of the known and recognized tribal registers. It doesn’t seem to matter primarily because she is a progressive democrat and supported by the mainstream media – especially in a fight with Republican Scott Brown in one of the most progressive states in the union. The home of Teddy Kennedy, John Kerry, and Barney Frank.
Bottom line …
In the touchie-feelie world of progressives, where common sense is subverted to gain political advantage, unintended consequences can be used to promote yourself and your agenda. Imagine a group of first responders that are denied promotions they richly deserve because of limited promotions slots that are mandated to be filled by affirmative action minorities who may lack the qualifications to compete on a fair playing field. Now imagine that some of the disadvantaged non-minorities simply self-declare themselves to be something they are clearly not. They are promoted or they sue their agency for redress, a fine for violating civil rights, a court-ordered appointment to the position they sought, and back pay. A year later, they self-declare again that they “feel different” and revert back to their original status.
If it works for students, it is possible that men can self-declare as women? Who knows in the wacky world of demonic democrats?
This is not to disparage those who have physical and psychological afflictions that require serious medical attention and therapy. Only those, like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren who milked the system – without a shred of proof she was an American Indian – and was feted by the democrats as she was elected to high office. If she could do it, why not others?
Posted: 28 Jul 2013 04:47 PM PDT
In a time when the Obama Administration openly welcomes our enemies into the White House and provides some of them with positions of power in the government, why would the United States Secretary of State be questioned about providing access to classified information to someone with terrorist ties?
I could care less about the progressive pervert Anthony “weenie wagger” Weiner and his aspirations to become another one of New York’s dysfunctional Mayors, but look the the details I have highlighted in this story.
Under investigation for “consulting contracts?”
It appear that Abedin has not reported key “consulting contracts” for unspecified work performed when she still had access to the State Department. A security breach?
Could Hillary Clinton be another “Barney Frank?”
Bottom line …
Hillary Clinton and her fellow travelers are a clear and present danger to the United States. Not only for their suspicious relationships with the Muslim world, but because, as history has demonstrated, they practice crony capitalism and are willing to destroy anyone who dissents or protests their self-serving corrupt policies. From the scandals in the White House, including the original theft of White House property, Hillary Clinton is beyond redemption and beyond belief. We cannot afford to have another socialist continue Barack Obama’s march towards socialism and the destruction of the United States as we know it.
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