Gee, and what would happen to a mere mortal, like me, if I were to "withhold evidence" from a Federal investigation? I'm sure I'd get to keep my freedom, and my job… Yeah, right! –Bob Allen
Bob is absolutely right. He is commenting on this story at the Washington Post website: “Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal.”
As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution Read more [...]
Democracy in Hong Kong? Only Over Beijing's Dead Body -- But Hopefully Not Over The Demonstrators' Bodies.
Hong Kong is part of China, but enjoys a charmed existence. Administered separately from the rest of the People’s Republic of China, the territory respects civil liberties while hosting the world’s freest economy. But democratic Hong Kong is not.
Demonstrators are pressing Beijing to make good on its promise to Great Britain to provide what London never did while the territory Read more [...]
Do you remember the apocalyptic scenario Al Gore was peddling seven years ago? He claimed human activity was the cause of global warming and that the polar icecap was melting, which would cause a catastrophic rise in sea level, devastating coastal regions where the majority of the world’s population resides. As he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his global warming campaign, he said, “The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff. It could be completely gone in summer in as little as Read more [...]
Federal corruption knows no bounds... and... why not? There is no risk to the bureaucracy if the EPA loses text messages. Congress is clueless, spineless, and gutless... so just watch how many criminals come crawling out of the woodwork in offices across DC.
From the Washington Times: “‘Doing an IRS’? EPA can’t find top official’s text messages.”
The EPA is poised to “do an IRS” — similar to what the tax agency had to do with dismissed top official Lois G. Lerner — and officially Read more [...]
I know it is hard to watch, but please view this video as it shows the member of an organization who plays the knockout game with a young man because he is smoking a cigarette. (Note, this is raw footage from the streets of New York so the video contains a few bad words).
According to New York Magazine, “NYPD Officer Knocks Out Teen for Smoking Cigarette.”
Another day, another video of police brutality.
The family of 17-year-old Marcel Hamer has released a cell-phone clip of a plainclothes Read more [...]
It isn’t news when Republicans attack Nancy Pelosi, but when Democrats join in that tells you something. My guess: it means they know they are losing.
From the National Journal: “Embattled House Democrats Turn Against Nancy Pelosi.”
House Republicans have surprising new company in attacking Nancy Pelosi: her fellow House Democrats.
Three Democrats running in GOP-leaning House districts have used late-stage television ads in a bid to distance themselves from the liberal leader of Democrats' Read more [...]
Does it surprise me that Firestone Corporation earned this headline for their work fighting Ebola successfully in Liberia?
Yes and no.
I was surprised that the tire-making company is still in Liberia. I was there as a missionary-child and remember the fields of rubber trees that were harvested by the company. I assumed that they were driven out during the coup and then the ensuing years of chaos and bloodshed.
My assumption was wrong. Rubber was still needed by the world market and Firestone Read more [...]
Identity theft is a government prerogative according to the DEA's defense in court against a lawsuit.
Apparently, if the Feds ever bust you for a crime, and get legitimate access to your private data, they are permitted to use the data about yourself, your loved ones, to steal your identity, and even endanger your children for a good cause. I don’t see how they could make those claims without asserting ownership rights over the person on the basis of a conviction for a crime.
According to Read more [...]
When someone is robbed of their motor vehicle, the authorities are supposed to retrieve it, not provide fodder for a “police execute victim” headline.
But that is what happened.
Not only that, the thief was the one who sent the armed gang of police to the home where they killed the husband of the household.
East Dublin, Georgia, residents, David and Teresa Hooks, had their SUV stolen from their driveway and their house burglarized. So when Teresa saw an SUV pull into her driveway Read more [...]
The Hammond Police Department denies that the video below reveals police brutality. Breaking through a car window and using a tazer on a passenger for refusing to leave the car is just business as usual.
From Fox 2 Now in St. Louis:
Jones refused to identify himself and repeatedly ignored requests to step out of the car after officers feared he had a weapon, Hoyda said.
“The first officer saw the passenger inside the vehicle drop his left hand behind the center console inside of the vehicle. Read more [...]
As the non-war war on ISIS/ISIL/IS/Wizard of OZ is getting warmed up, things are happening just as critics of the Obama Administration have predicted.
The bombing runs carried out by the "coalition" -- mostly the U.S. -- have made some spectacular fireballs in the desert but appear to have done little to slow down the purported enemy.
Since bombing started, ISIS has advanced toward Turkey, secured its hold on larger chunks of the Syrian border and moved within spitting range of Baghdad.
ISIS Read more [...]
This is, perhaps, the most remembered phrase attributed to the cartoon character Pogo in a syndicated cartoon strip of the same name. Pogo was the invention of cartoonist Walt Kelly and first appeared 66 years” We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us: FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights” ago, this week, on October 4th, 1948.
The phrase “We have met the enemy, and he is us” pretty well sums up the Kelly’s attitude toward the foibles of mankind and the nature of the human condition. Indeed, Read more [...]