...and the door WILL hit him in the ass, but not soon enough to keep him from caving the House in to Obama on the Planned Parenthood de-funding vote. He was going to be unable to resist a vote on his speakership, which he would have lost.
The 2A-stomping, Mafia-acting Governor of New Jersey, our favorite large bully, has done another stomping of the Constitution.
This hasn't made the MSM yet, and probably won't, considering said media are in bed with the homosexual lobby, but you can read it in World Net Daily, right here.
You have to RTWT, because this Christie turd is in the next-to-last paragraph.
To sum up, Chris Christie has now stomped on the First AND Second Amendments, his staff has adopted Mafia tactics to help their Godfather get re-elected, and the Godfather/Governor has yet to account for billions in Federal hurricane relief funds (not spent, not returned to the Treasury, and the moolah doesn't show on the Joisey books).
Is there ANYONE outside of NJ, who dares to call themselves an American, who would vote for this lump of a rumpkin?
I'll answer that: a lot of Democrats would. Maybe the real reason the Hildebeestie won't declare for POTUS is that the (D)onkeys are going to draft Christie...
According to this Newsmax article, Rush Limbaugh has hammered the MSM for sensationalizing the cold wave to further the aims of the Anthropogenic Global Warming Agenda fraudsters.
I have to call out Rush on this one. I have listened to maybe ten MSM TV reports on the cold wave, as they have been Story #1 for 4 days now, and not ONE of them mentioned ANY connection to any AGW bulltwaddle.
Yes, the previously-unheard term "Polar Vortex" was used, but the term was explained with the graphic Rush mentioned. That graphic is a standard scientific depiction of an upper-air low pressure area, which have been called (correctly) by the term "vortex" in the past. All the explanations of the displacement of the Arctic Low, or Polar Vortex, have been accurate.
If Rush had been premptive, he would have been correct, but he presented something as fact which didn't happen, the AGW connection to the new use of weather terminology, and I have seen none of that connection.
Technology changes, and so the language changes to present that new technology. That is normal and proper. The fight against the AGW fraud is trending in the favor of real science, and this trend is good news. Phony political hype against the trend of scientific correctness is not useful, no matter who slings that feces into the news-fan.
If any of my two or three regular readers live in Seattle, you may object to this post, because it pans one of your local self-made men, Jeff Bezos, and his firm, Amazon dot com.
Back story: I found the perfect Xmas present for one of my daughters. It is a JIS 9000, waterproof and rubber armored "boom-box". Note that the definition of such has changed in the last 30 years. Boomboxes used to weigh 20#+, and take up the entire back seat of your Honda Civic. These were also known as "ghetto blasters". This one I just bought (well, I THINK I've bought it, it's not here yet) Is tiny by blaster standards, but it's what the yutes go for now. Good for them, they're keeping their music more personal.
But I digress.
So, I buy this item online, and immediately start getting bombarded with emails by Amazon. First email was one asking if I wanted to keep shopping. Deleted. Then, one stating that they had received my order. Saved it. Then another exclaiming that they were processing the order. Deleted, then one stating it had been shipped. Saved it. Then several more stating it had been shipped. Trashbin.
Then a curious phenomenon: I start getting phone calls from something called QRI. They called for two days, maybe 8 to 10 calls. I never answered any of them and they never left a message, but I did get curious: after research, it seems that they are associated with Amazon! Will wonders never cease? My research said they would remove me from their robocall stack, dial their # back and hit a two. Did that and the calls ceased, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. a scammy taste.
Then, this ayem, I get up and look at the email. Some outfit I never heard of, "TechGiant", wants me to evaluate my purchase. Strange, since I had ordered it as a present and wrapped and the purchase had not involved "TechGiant".
There are smoke and mirrors here. Why? Has Amazon gotten too big too fast? Why doesn't their site tell you up front who you are actually purchasing from? EBay does that, so why can't Bezos? Why doesn't TechGiant show up in searches? There is just no information out there on them. Amazon DOES have a review system, but there is none for TechGiant. If I had answered that email and reviewed my purchase, where would the review have gone? This reminds me of the gamblers who used to ride the buses in DeeCee where I grew up, doing their Shell Game for nickels and dimes...
Now, add this experience to another difficulty I just had with the Amazon about my Kindle account, and well, I have lost faith in this company to do business in a fair, trustworthy and equitable manner.
I do conflict management. I did it professionally, in two careers, for a total of 47 years, and I do it as a hobby now that I'm retired.
Any good conflict manager studies the aftermath of great conflicts, to see where lessons may be learned, what mistakes were made, where conflict can be better managed.
I find that the biggest single mistake made in the two-week stalemate between the Left and the Right was the handling of the threat of "default".
Let's look at default. Default would have occurred if the United States Treasury (led currently by Jack Lew) had failed to pay interest/dividends on the various lending instruments it had issued. The monthly cost of that interest is currently $23 billion dollars. On average, Treasury takes in tax receipts of $230 billion per month. How then can it be said that the United States was ever in danger of being in "default"? The US had income of ten times the expense which had to be paid to avoid default!
The fact that "default" was ever an issue at all was because President Obama wanted to raise a boogeyman to threaten and cow the House of Representatives with. The President, along with his fawning media corps, managed to convey the lie that the United States was sure to default if the borrowing limit was not eased. The dumbed-down electorate, which should have been shouting "pants on fire" at the President ever since he began this Big Lie campaign, said nothing, never challenged the basic assumption, even when many, many economists and respected economic-evaluation institutions raised the bullshit flag on "default" several months ago.
President Obama appointed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and he was confirmed by the Senate. Article One, Section Three, last paragraph of our Constitution says,
Judgment in Cases of Impeachments for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, shall not extend further than removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
The Senate would not be involved in the Impeachment of Jack Lew.
What was Jack Lew's offense? When confirmed, he was charged with the absolute duty to protect the faith in, and credit of, the fiscal obligations of the United States. When forced by circumstances to put US Treasury operations on a cash-receipts basis, meaning that he would have to prioritize spending according the the importance to the credit of the US of his expenditures, he failed to do so. That is a deleliction of his duty, a complete dereliction of it.
Were I Speaker Boehner, I would immediatley direct the House Counsel to prepare those Articles of Impeachment, and summon Jack Lew before the House for his trial.
How would this action affect President Obama? There are a number of possibilities, but the first would be that the President would probably ask Jack Lew to resign, and he probably would. The President cannot afford to expend any political capital protecting his appointee. Speaker Boehner should then schedule a hearing in the Oversight Committee, or the Finance Committee, offer Jack Lew full immunity, and ask him under oath if he was ordered not to prioritize payments that Treasury had to make, so as to make it appear that "default" was a certainty on October 17th. If his answers provide ANY inkling that the President, or a trusted advisor such as Val Jarrett issued such an order, the Speaker should commend him for his honesty, and prepare to impeach President Obama.
In the meanwhile, Speaker Boehner needs to draw up a Federal Law requiring that the Treasurer of the United States have such a payment priority in case of such situations. That law should be passed and sent to the Senate, with pressure to have it heard in the Senate. It would be very interesting to see what "justification" would be rolled out to oppose such a common-sense law.
A Facebook account named Veteran Amputees has had it's photos censored off the page by FB Admin, because, it is claimed, that the account violates "community standards". Would those "standards" be there to remind the world that some gave all, and many gave their health and vitality, to keep the world free of IslamoFascism? Doesn't appear to be the case. Apparently Mark Zuckerberg thinks that HIS leftist, anti-war "standard" trumps the best of Western Civ. Fuck you, Zuckerberg. You get today's Effinger Award.
Here's the photo from that page, converted from Zuckerberg format to .JPG:
BTW, the Corporal is NOT saluting Zuckerberg, we can be fairly sure of that...
Carry On, Corporal. We've got your Six.
08072013 1155 PDT: My original Facebook source for the above picture just had the picture deleted off his timeline.
The Game Is On! I'm going to get this tweeted and reblogged, BRB!
08072013 1200 PDT: just contacted a Tea Party honcho, and AFP leader. She will tweet this out to her 2,000+ followers....the Referee just lost his flag and whistle, it's time to Pile On, People!
08072013 1230 PDT: Facebook just launched a script at my page....a dot scr file. My Trend Micro Browser Guard v. 3.0 jumped on it and fought it off for 6 minutes, but the fight was a draw, so I had to force-close the browser and the Browser Guard. VERRRY INTERESTING.
08072013 1306 PDT Just contacted by paid-geek son, relayed my tactics. He says I ought to be able to count on Trend Micro. He also said that if this little war goes truly National, the FB guy who decided to enforce the "community standards" against wounded vets will get tossed under the bus by Zuckerberg. Next tactic...contact some milbloggers, try to enlist them in the fight...
08072013 1419 PDT Nothing new last hour. Standing down for a bit.
08082013 0913 PDT A decent interval has passed since this little dust-up. FB has taken no further action against me. Looks like maybe this instance of their boneheaded "community standards" got some higher-HQ review, and was found wanting.
Mike Reagan in Newsmax today. His message is like a shot over the bow for the GOPes. Essentially, he says that as un-organized as the GOP is right now, the Democrats could elect the Devil in 2016, and might just.
Go there and read. This article tells me it's time for some butt-kicking in the RNC.
Okay, I do Facebook now, but being a newbie, I'm uncertain on some of the Rulz.
A definite "friend" (was a neighbor, was a cop in my neck of the woods, etc) has a friend/follower on FB who posts PETA-crapple such as "I hate meat eaters".
The way FB works is that it tries to make a "friend's-friend" into your "friend". I don't select many of these, but in the case of the PETA-fanboi, I want to make it a bit more pointed than just not selecting this guy as a "friend". Since Facebook hasn't invented the poke-in-the-eye-with-a-sharp-stick yet, and it's definitely haram to just look the guy up and terminate his status with great prejudice, how do I proceed?
BTW, I have absolutely NO problem with vegetarianism, or even with it's more fundie cousin, veganism, as a personal choice. It's when these whack-jobs start broadcasting it as if it's the State religion, pretending they are a high priest of that religion, and it being prayer time, I must either hide myself from their view or bow down, that I get uppity about it.
As I understand FB, if I go to this guy's page and read him the riot act (or the Constitution, as it seems he is trying to establish a religion), all sorts of Hell can/will come my way and I might lose my ordinary FB status and get shoved into some concentration camp of a classification. We must all get along on FB, eh?
What I did do was go to my real & FB friend, and suggest to him that he "unfriend" the troop. That might, however, put a strain on our friendliness. For all I know, this whackjob might be related to a member of his family or something delicate like that.
BTW, is there such an animal as a "Dear Abby" page for this Facebook thing?
The AssPress article asks the question, of whether Costas overstepped his position, in it's title. The answer is a simple "Yes". The article then goes on to issue a "well, no" answer and deliver a standard lefty excuse that Costas' departure from sports to delve into social engineering and Civil Rights Denial is okay because, well, because his ideas "will keep us safe". Except they won't keep us safe, that science is settled; denying the Bill of Rights is not only unpatriotic, it's treasonable; and just because, well, a sports blatherer is supposed to stick to sports. That's why they're there, isn't it?
When I want to see ass-kissing of the serious sort, I always turn to the Ass Press.
For Maroon of the Month, I give you Bob Costas. Wotta Maroon!