Thursday, August 2, 2012

Abbott and Costello Explain California for You








Abbott and Costello Explain California for You

Posted By Michael Walsh On July 30, 2012

On the home page, Victor Davis Hanson has a devastating indictment of Road Warrior California, while over at NRO, Kevin Williamson piles on with "Penniless in Paradise," about the parlous financial circumstances of the no-longer Golden State. It's all very depressing to us semi-native Californians, who still harbor hopes that the best place to live in America can somehow yet be salvaged if the racket ruled by the state Democratic Party and the public-employee unions can ever be broken up.

The news, however, is not good. As Kevin points out in his piece, which concentrates on the dysfunctional city of San Berdoo, which basically has got no dough.

San Bernardino spends about 75 percent of its general-fund budget on salaries, benefits, and pensions, with the vast majority of those expenses coming from one class of employee: public-safety workers, meaning cops and firemen, who earn as much as $230,000 a year with overtime. Their pensions, as will not surprise anybody who has been paying attention to government finances in recent years, are extraordinarily generous. In 2007, a consulting firm warned the city that its budget was in trouble because its personnel costs were growing considerably more quickly than revenue, and the city's response was . . . to offer even more generous pensions in the same year. The firemen are fat and happy in the California sunshine, but the rest of San Bernardino is not doing as well:

"When times were good, my wife and I didn't go hog-wild and play the let's-get-a-bigger-house game," says Mike Potter, who works for a local construction firm. "But now times aren't good. At my company, 50 percent of the employees have been laid off, and I've taken a 15 percent pay cut. I was the head of engineering, and now I'm also a part-time receptionist and janitor." He is one of the lucky ones — the local unemployment rate runs around 15 percent — and he is blunt on the subject of what encumbers San Bernardino and other bankruptcy-bound California cities: "The public-employee unions are killing us. They are killing our cities, our states, and our country."

Well, duh. Abbott and Costello explained all this for you years ago. So hear instruction and be wise:

All clear now? Good. Now get back to loafing.


Article printed from Unexamined Premises: http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh

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One-shot Miranda Warning

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Gun control at its very best.

 

While a cocked pistol was pointed at her head, this woman's assailant was taken out by a well-placed shot.

Watch the assailant's left eye.Bull's-eye. Gave him the right to remain silent. And saved the state a truckload of money trying him then supporting his worthless ass for 20 years.

 

 

 

 


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Washington Examiner refuses to print syndicated column on Muslim Brotherhood infiltration




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Washington Examiner refuses to print syndicated column on Muslim Brotherhood infiltration

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The Ministry of Truth is busy. via The Death of the Grown-Up | Diana West > Home - Spiking the Examiner. News flash: The Washingon Examiner spiked my syndicated column on the Muslim Brotherhood and why five House Republicans -- Reps. Michele Bachmann, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Tom Rooney and Lynn Westermoreland -- were correct [...]

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Obama Authorizes Secret Support for Syrian Rebels




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Obama Authorizes Secret Support for Syrian Rebels

by Scotty Starnes

Our first wanna-be dictator

Obama does it again. He continues to usurp Congress, and the checks and balances of the Constitution, with his executive orders. Obama got the US military involved in Libya without Congressional consent and now he is doing the same thing with the Syrian conflict. When will someone grow a set and bring impeachment charges against this wanna-be dictator?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, sources familiar with the matter said.

Didn't Hillary call Assad a "reformer?"

Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.

Was it approved by Team Obama or Congress?

This and other developments signal a shift toward growing, albeit still circumscribed, support for Assad's armed opponents - a shift that intensified following last month's failure of the U.N. Security Council to agree on tougher sanctions against the Damascus government.

The White House is for now apparently stopping short of giving the rebels lethal weapons, even as some U.S. allies do just that.

But U.S. and European officials have said that there have been noticeable improvements in the coherence and effectiveness of Syrian rebel groups in the past few weeks. That represents a significant change in assessments of the rebels by Western officials, who previously characterized Assad's opponents as a disorganized, almost chaotic, rabble.

Precisely when Obama signed the secret intelligence authorization, an action not previously reported, could not be determined.

The full extent of clandestine support that agencies like the CIA might be providing also is unclear.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor declined comment.

'NERVE CENTER'

A U.S. government source acknowledged that under provisions of the presidential finding, the United States was collaborating with a secret command center operated by Turkey and its allies.

Last week, Reuters reported that, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Turkey had established a secret base near the Syrian border to help direct vital military and communications support to Assad's opponents.

This "nerve center" is in Adana, a city in southern Turkey about 60 miles from the Syrian border, which is also home to Incirlik, a U.S. air base where U.S. military and intelligence agencies maintain a substantial presence.

Turkey's moderate Islamist government has been demanding Assad's departure with growing vehemence. Turkish authorities are said by current and former U.S. government officials to be increasingly involved in providing Syrian rebels with training and possibly equipment.

European government sources said wealthy families in Saudi Arabia and Qatar were providing significant financing to the rebels. Senior officials of the Saudi and Qatari governments have publicly called for Assad's departure.

On Tuesday, NBC News reported that the Free Syrian Army had obtained nearly two dozen surface-to-air missiles, weapons that could be used against Assad's helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Syrian government armed forces have employed such air power more extensively in recent days.

NBC said the shoulder-fired missiles, also known as MANPADs, had been delivered to the rebels via Turkey.

On Wednesday, however, Bassam al-Dada, a political adviser to the Free Syrian Army, denied the NBC report, telling the Arabic-language TV network Al-Arabiya that the group had "not obtained any such weapons at all." U.S. government sources said they could not confirm the MANPADs deliveries, but could not rule them out either.

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Democratic Party is a criminal corrupt organization



And so is the Republican Party.


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Democratic Party is a criminal corrupt organization

by Dr. Eowyn

That's what Michael Walsh, a former associate editor of Time magazine says, in his new book, The People v. the Democratic Party.

Chelsea Schilling reports for WND that Walsh gives compelling evidence for the entire history of the Democratic Party being one of crime and corruption – from its beginning in Aaron Burr's Tammany Hall, to its efforts to defeat Abraham Lincoln's re-election bid, to Franklin Roosevelt's rise to the presidency, and the Chicago machine connected to the Obama administration.

Walsh explains:

"What distinguishes them [the Democrats] is a real desire to win. They're the oldest party in the country … They've stayed because they know how to win, and they're willing to change at the drop of a hat. They're willing to change their policies. They've gone from being the party of slavery and segregation to now claiming to be the party of civil rights laws passed in '64 and '65, when, in fact, those were passed with greater Republican support than Democrat support. But they're always mutating and trying to grab the moral high ground. And it seems to me they don't have any moral high ground."

Walsh detailed what he believes is a history of corruption in the Democratic Party, going all the way back to Aaron Burr, who "founded Tammany Hall, which turned into, over the course of its 150-year existence, the prototypical big-city political machine: corrupt, in league with the most violent gangsters in New York during its heyday and the source of patronage and power on which the Democratic Party rests."

Walsh explains that the Democratic Party's win-at-all-cost attitude led to the creation of political machines that ran big-city politics for years:

"what's interesting about the Roosevelt era – if you go back to the '20s and '30s when you have basically Hoover and Roosevelt – it's also the time of the great gangster empires in America. It's when organized crime was really founded. That occurred in 1929 in Atlantic City, when every great gangster from all the ethnic groups came to Atlantic City and they split up the country into zones of influence. But they were very political as well, and the gangsters tended to be Democrats. Except for the Republican mayor of Atlantic City, 'Nucky' Johnson, it's hard to think of a gangster who was not a Democrat. They were very influential in getting Roosevelt nominated.

In 1932, Al Smith had thought he had their allegiance, but they double-crossed him and they thought they'd get off easy with Roosevelt, who then promptly double-crossed the gangsters and sent Tom Dewey after them in the great clean-up of gangs in the '20s and '30s.

But the party has always been in bed with this sort of criminal element, and sometimes a seditious criminal element. That was also true in the Roosevelt administration, where a number of Roosevelt administration officials turned out, subsequently, to have been Soviet agents of influence. Again, it's not a pretty sight."

Walsh said President Harry Truman, when he came up in politics in Kansas City, was the bag man for the great criminal Irish gangster who ran the city, Tom Pendergast: "Truman never lost his affection for Pendergast. Even after he was finally brought to justice and sent to jail, Truman admired him very much."

The father of President John F. Kennedy was very much in league with gangsters, including Owney Madden, the biggest bootlegger and politically influential gangster in New York City.

Walsh emphasizes that "There's always this sub current running underneath the Democratic presidents. The party got seized in 1968 in the streets of Chicago during the riots … and is now basically turned into the McGovern-Alinsky group that runs the country today."

As for Obama, Walsh writes in his book that "With Obama in office, all Washington is a skating rink on which characters like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd turn triple-Lutzes while their media cronies applaud like the Harvard-trained seals that many of them are."

In an interview with WND, Walsh also has something to say about his former colleagues in the mainstream media, who are doing little more than carrying water for their preferred candidates and issues:

"What's left of the mainstream media is a pretty hard-core group of leftists whose life's work and ambition is to promote their agenda. And they're doing a good job of it. It's just that they're losing their influence, and I think they'll continue to lose it as the public realizes they're not playing straight with them anymore."

Michael Walsh's book, The People v. the Democratic Party, is on sale on Amazon.com for only $5.99 for a paperback copy, or a mere $4.99 for the Kindle edition!

~Eowyn

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BREAKING: Harry Reid Has Affairs With Pet Dogs, Lights Own Farts On Fire



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BREAKING: Harry Reid Has Affairs With Pet Dogs, Lights Own Farts On Fire

by Sard

Harry Reid Has Affairs With Pet Dogs, Lights Own Farts On Fire

By Rob Miller | Joshuapundit

I have that direct from a long time owner of a kennel who's known Reid for years, and told me explicitly that not only did Senator Reid admit it to him, but that he's been supplying the dogs in question and actually saw Reid set one of his farts on fire with a bic lighter.

The above photo shows him allegedly testing out one  dog's 'suitability'.

Of course, my source must remain confidential.

Nevertheless, I can prove what I say as much as Reid can 'prove' his statements to a Huffington Post reporter about an unnamed 'Bain Investor' telling him that Governor Romney hasn't paid taxes in ten years.

I mean, if you were Mitt Romney,would you be telling some unnamed investor in Bain ( or anyone else for that matter) how much you pay in taxes? Senator Reid might be damned good at crafting special legislation to enrich himself on land deals, but as for crafting a credible slam? You literally would have to go to HuffPo, Newsweak, or Daily Kos to find someone stupid enough to echo chamber that one.

Oh, it gets better. Reid also claims he's somehow channeling Mitt Romney's dead father:

"His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son," Reid said, in reference to George Romney's standard-setting decision to turn over 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in the late 1960s.

Which leads me to wonder...just how low can someone like Harry Reid go? And is his mother ashamed of him, slandering someone like this just because he found someone equally despicable willing to print this?

Actually, both John Kerry and John McCain never released more than two years' taxes, and they weren't running against Obama, and the dinosaur media.

By the way, I have another hot item on Senator Reid. Did you know he likes to pick his nose and eat his own boogers when he thinks no one's looking? Confidential source, but absolutely accurate, I tell you.

Trust me, we're going to see a lot worse as this goes on.

I never want to hear a single lefty tell me again about 'poisonous discourse' or the evils of Republican 'partisan politics'.

© Rob Miller 2012. All rights reserved.

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Re: VIOLENCE ON WHITES - REAL RACISM IGNORED

I encourage John "NoEinstein" Armistead, as well as all members to
watch
this video:
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they understand that a gun can kill them ... but not much more.
they are an enemy and burden to mankind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLwk2dXt7Vg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFI_UNUMazQ

On Jul 31, 3:54 pm, Keith In Tampa <keithinta...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I encourage John "NoEinstein"  Armistead, as well as all members to watch
> this video:
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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3h5C5w3iw&feature=player_embedded
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> And check out this link:
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> http://violenceagainstwhites.wordpress.com/
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> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Travis <baconl...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> >http://noiri.blogspot.com/2012/07/violence-on-whites-real-racism-igno...
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Re: Wash Times: I’ll say it: President Mitt Romney


What will Romney do DIFFERENTLY from Obama or his continuation of Bush policies? Sepcifically?

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"The best government is the one that charges you the least blackmail for leaving you alone" -- Thomas Rudmose-Brown.

WaPo: The Impossibility of a Socialist Jesus



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WaPo: The Impossibility of a Socialist Jesus

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The impossibility of a socialist Jesus

By David French and

Jesus was "pro-socialist," American Christians are in thrall to Ayn Rand, and the early Apostles concocted a system of "egalitarian socialism backed by fear of death." Such are the wild claims Gregory S. Paul made Friday on this site.

Socialism is a relatively modern construct, a governmental system invented roughly 1,800 years after Christ's death, not a biblical mandate. The question, then, is whether socialism is compatible with Christianity, not whether the Bible mandates socialism.

How can Mr. Paul claim Jesus was "pro-socialist?" Jesus, after all, despite many demands from His followers, pointedly refused to establish an earthly government. Undeterred, Mr. Paul interprets Jesus's "substantial encouragement for the poor" and warnings against the moral pitfalls of wealth as support for socialism. Yet one has to travel quite the intellectual and theological distance to equate admonitions towards charity and warnings against greed with divine sanction for the destruction of private property rights and the forcible redistribution of wealth.

But this isn't Mr. Paul's main argument. He claims the Jerusalem church's famous voluntary sharing of goods and property wasn't voluntary at all but instead represents a "form of terror-enforced-communism imposed by a God who thinks that Christians who fail to join the collective are worthy of death." This theological assertion -- a reading of Scripture that has completely escaped theologians for two millennia -- rests on the story of Ananias and Saphhira, who were struck dead after they "lied to the Holy Spirit." They had sold land, given part to the Apostles but claimed that they had given all. Here are the Apostle Peter's words to Ananias:

Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.

Catch that? The very passage which Mr. Paul believes clinches his argument that the Bible endorses "terror-enforced-communism" actually reaffirms private property rights. The land belonged to Ananias, and after he sold it, the money was "at [his] disposal." (Indeed, Jesus Himself declared that "the worker deserves his wages.") His crime wasn't withholding money; his crime was lying.

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Gov @BillHaslam brings sharia to the Tennessee Dept of Children’s Services

Teaching kiddies a new dance?  You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out,  And do the sharia all about.

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Gov @BillHaslam brings sharia to the Tennessee Dept of Children's Services

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The tn Council 4 political justice website has 30+ posts exposing what is going on in Tennessee government. Here's just a sample. via Newsletter #28 – TN American Muslim Advisory Council trains at TN Department of Children's Services Governor Haslam brings Shariah to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services That makes 3 so far…. Tennessee [...]

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