Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Who Really Tried To Block Equal Rights For Blacks?

History's a bitch when it doesn't fit the current narrative:


Another Political Distraction for You - Someone Knows Something

by Kim D.

I tried to look at politics this morning and all I got was Rick Perry being slammed for being cast on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars and Larry the Cable Guy being excoriated for kind of endorsing Trump. Yep - 2016 politics are still a clown show. 

Yesterday I told you about a new true-crime podcast, My Favorite Murder, that I had found and enjoyed. Today I have a new one for you: Someone Knows Something. Hosted by David Ridgen and CBC Radio One, this is a true-crime mystery any parent will find mesmerizing.

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The entire season is about a five-year-old Adrien McNaughton who vanished in 1972. He was with his father, a family friend, and some siblings on a fishing trip in Eastern Ontario. At one point Adrien's fishing line got tangled and his father told him to sit on a rock while he untangled it. Once the line was ready to use again, the father looked for his son and he was gone. 

The father called out to an older son and asked had Adrien gone back to the car to which the sibling responded "Yes"; however, he meant "Yes, what do you want?" That simple miscommunication allowed precious minutes to pass and perhaps contributed to the mystery of what exactly happened to Adrien.

Despite an extensive search of the woods and lake, no sign of Adrien or his clothing was ever found. This was a home-town mystery for David Ridgen who decided to make a young boy's vanishing the focus of a 11-part podcast series. As a filmmaker with a history of solving cold cases, Ridgen asks the questions the family has been waiting for and hopes will resolve a heart-wrenching mystery that has haunted them for over 40 years.

Basically there are three main theories for what happened to little Adrien:

  1. He wandered off and got lost in the woods, then was attacked and killed by wild animals. (The area was extensively searched - no trace of clothing or bones were ever found).
  2. He wandered off and made it to a main road where he was picked up and abducted. (Several psychics who weighed in on the case pointed to this option).
  3. He fell into another section of the lake and drowned. (This is the most plausible explanation and cadaver dogs, 40 years later and on separate occasions, pointed to an area of the lake where they detected human remains. However several lake draggings over the years have produced no evidence of human remains or clothing similar to what the boy was wearing at the time he vanished).
Spoiler alert - the mystery remains. But knowing that fact does not take away from the intense search and revisited theories of how a little boy could vanish without a trace. Hopefully this podcast will reach someone who does know something. Moms like me are hoping that lost little boy, now a 48-year-old man, will be found and reunited with a family that never quit trying to find him.

That Moment You See Larry the Cable Guy Trending #Trump2016

by Kim D.

So, yeah, Larry the Cable Guy just started trending on Twitter. What on earth? No, he's not dead - he's just kind of endorsed Trump for POTUS:
Unleash the liberal hate because Larry's not with Her:

So, if you are an actor/comedian and say Hillary's the best, everyone cheers. If you give an honest assessment of how you believe a vote for Her will be detrimental to America, it's treasonous to the elite and you must be punished:

The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer BREAKDOWN - Who Did Negan Kill?

What Do Olympians, Vanilla Ice, Marsha Brady, and Rick Perry Have in Common? #DWTS

by Kim D.

Thanks to Dancing with the Stars, Olympians, a rapper, an actress, and a politician will have something in common on season 23 of the reality dancing show. The controversial cast will includes Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez. Lochte is currently embroiled in the Olympic scandal where swimmers falsely claimed they had been robbed at gunpoint in Brasil. He's sorry. End of story. Lochte is moving on to dance his troubles away.
Some aren't impressed with the news . . .
Well, it's all about ratings and casting the show to get as many viewers as possible. Many may tune in just to vote the Olympian bad boy out and then shut it off for the rest of the season. Other dance enthusiasts may keep TIVOing to see what happens as the competition progresses.  How will the rapper and actress do?
The politician?
Personally, I'm putting my money ($2) on the little lady cuz identity politics:

Colin Kaepernick: Being “That Guy”

by Angela Durden

A lone man refuses to do the Nazi salute, 1936.
That Guy in the picture, in the midst of all public opinion to the contrary, said “Hey, something evil’s brewing and I will not support it.”
At the time, That Guy did not heil Hitler when all around him said he better do it. I guarantee you he was hounded, cursed, his business ruined or fired from his job, kids kicked out of school, wife snubbed at the grocery store, and bank loans called. And that’s the best-case scenario. More than likely he was shot, hanged, or burned in public…as an example. That Guy’s wife and kids were killed too, after each drop of slave labor was wrung from them.
And all for what reason? Because That Guy’s conscience told him he could not support what he knew was a really bad thing.
Colin Kaepernick not standing for national anthem.
That Guy in the picture has had history prove him to be brave, smart, and prescient. That Guy was the canary in the mine. I understand that guy as I’ve been him too many times. Which is why I’m taking up for Colin Kaepernick.
You see, whether he knows it or not, Kaepernick believes himself to be That Guy.
Of course believing something doesn’t make it so. Kaepernick is not in full possession of all the facts concerning blacks being murdered with what he believes to be tacit approval of the U.S. and local governments. His conclusion deletes all other inconvenient truths such as:
That whites get killed in the same manner at double the rate of blacks. That it is not only white police who pull those triggers. And, sadly, that mistakes happen.
Colin is young. I don’t doubt his sincerity. Young folks who care deeply often do not see the full story behind situations, and start marching and hollering and doing all sorts of public stunts — and everybody yawns.
But when you see people protesting who have a lot to lose — jobs and families — or are old, that’s when you know the situation is really serious.
Further, it is my opinion Colin truly does care, and is using his high profile to bring attention to a matter that is important to him.
Can he find a better way to do it? Maybe. Nevertheless, for those feeling patriotically indignant towards Kaepernick, and making snide remarks about his choice of expression to bring attention to a difficult matter important to him, I would make this reminder:
Slippery slopes have hard landings.
Forcing anybody to salute any flag is wrong.
Just ask the 11 million people killed during the Holocaust (1.1 million children). Six million Jews targeted specifically for their religion and race. But the other five million were made up of Jehovah’s Witnesses —especially hated by Hitler — and other Christians — individual priests and groups; homosexuals; the disabled; blacks; mixed-race children; actors; musicians; doctors; professors; Roma Gypsies; and anybody else who didn’t submit to evil, who said no to the forced heil, and spoke their minds against Hitler and his evil machinations.
We won’t even bring into the discussion the human rights records of North Korea, the Soviet Union, China, or Cambodia, among others.
Of all human rights, freedom of speech is the hardest because it allows for differences to be spoken and even acted upon.
Colin Kaepernick has the right not to salute. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t love his country. In fact, I think he does love his country. His not saluting the flag to get attention on a difficult matter proves it.
So those of you out there who are simply hounding him because he didn’t salute, stop it. Instead, ask him why. Ask him for proof of his deeply held opinion.
Debate those issues, but never force the saluting.
Germany’s citizens who still deal with Hitler’s long shadow, ask them how difficult that is.

He Had so Much Time and so Little to Do - Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. #PureImagination

by Kim D.

RIP Willy Wonka - that's what I thought when hearing Gene Wilder had passed away at age 83 from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease.  He will be missed. He did have quite a bit of time but did so much to enrich our lives through his comedy and character renditions.  One tweeter summed it up quite nicely:

Obamacare Architect: Clinton Is One of the 'Most Transparent' Candidates In History

Monday, August 29, 2016

Foghat - Rock Your House (Live)

Even in the Quietest Moments (Live)

Bored with politics? Listen to a new distraction podcast

by Kim D.

Yes, I know this is a political website/blog, and, yes, at this point in the 2016 election I'm thoroughly sick of politics. I was a Cruz supporter and still am proud to admit it; therefore, the rest of the clown show at this point is rather boring to me.  

If you are close to the edge of apathy and looking for alternative entertainment, which is largely apolitical even though the hosts appear to be quite liberal, "My Favorite Murder" may be a new and interesting podcast find for you. It was for me.  I typically listen to political podcasts, having discovered the MSM bias to be disgusting and boring, but last week I started looking on Itunes for something different. 

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Currently My Favorite Murder, hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark is #17 on the Itunes top audio podcasts list. These ladies only began the show this past January and have currently recorded only 31 episodes. Clearly they are doing something right (they are listed #3rd most popular comedy podcast), and I think it is the blending of a horrific topic - murder - with comedy. 

Imagine a girl's pajama party where the topic is true crime and is interpreted through a valley girl's eyes. If you've ever found yourself bindging crime drama series on Netflix or watching back-to-back episodes of "Snapped," "Dateline,' or "The First 48," you may be a "murderino" and an hour or two with Kilagariff and Hardstark will be a good fit for you.

If you've ever had a friend or spouse question your sanity for enjoying true crime, My Favorite Murder has a Facebook safe-space page, where you can join and share your hometown murder, should you decide to do so. The show has some funny tag lines like "Stay sexy. Don't get murdered." But warning, one listener's father nicknamed the podcast the "F-word Murder Show" for a very good reason. The ladies don't sugarcoat language and let the f-bombs fly at will. Listening with headphones is a great idea if you have young children.

They tackle subjects from the obscure to the currently popular JonBenet Ramsey. After 20 years with no resolution of her murder, JonBenet's brother is featured in a true-crime update with Dr. Phil, a 3-part series beginning September 12th. 

My favorite episodes are the ones in which I haven't ever heard about the murders. In fact, I included my favorite one so far "Episode Twenty-Nein" which explores family annihilator John List and blind date gone wrong victim Warriena Tagpuno Wright.  Enjoy! Stay sexy. And don't get murdered.

The news blackout on George Soros' e-mail hack

by Mouser The King Cat

George Soros, who holds dual citizenship in Hungary and the U.S., recently turned 86 and has long been one of the richest men in the world. Because of his support for liberal causes, some conservatives consider him the devil incarnate. (Me, I find him less loathsome than Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell, just to name a few senators.)

Like his cronies at the Democratic National Committee, Soros’ Open Society Foundations organization was the victim of a computer hack. A group called DC Leaks posted more than 2,500 documents dating back to 2008. From Investor’s Business Daily:

“The leaked documents show how Soros’ far-flung international organizations attempted to manipulate Europe’s 2014 elections. The ‘List of European Elections 2014 Projects’ details over 90 Soros efforts. … The documents reveal that Soros has poured nearly $4 million into anti-Israel groups, with a goal of ‘challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies.’ Here at home, they show that Soros proposed paying the Center for American Politics $200,000 to conduct a smear campaign against conservative activists. More recently, an October 2015 document came to light showing that Soros … had donated $650,000 to ‘invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.’ ”

OK, it’s his money; he can spend it however he likes. But then there is this from IBD:

Why is this stuff important? Soros is a major contributor to Democrats, including presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. When she was secretary of state, he sent along step-by-step instructions about how to deal with unrest in Albania in 2011. (That was confirmed by an e-mail released by WikiLeaks, not the latest stuff.)

I conclude with a question that makes mainstream media outlets uncomfortable. If a conservative-leaning billionaire donor (say casino magnate Sheldon Adelson) were unfortunate enough to have his memos hacked, would they be ignored? The fact that more people than ever know the answer is making the propagandists nervous.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mendocino (Live)

KFC's big secret has been blown

by Mouser The King Cat

Salt. Thyme. Basil. Oregano. Celery salt. Black pepper. Dried mustard. Paprika. Garlic salt. Ground ginger. White pepper. Colonel Harland Sanders called them his secret “11 herbs and spices.”
 OMG. Beans, spilled. Feline, out of the bag. (And a long prison term for the dick who would put one of us there.)

How did one of the top secrets in corporate marketing history wind up on the pages of the Chicago Tribune? Innocently, it turns out, after freelance writer Jay Jones went to Corbin, Kentucky, to visit the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum for a travel section story. Corbin is where the Colonel first served Kentucky Fried Chicken to customers of his gas station. As Mr. Jones tells it:

Mr. Ledington is the Colonel’s nephew, if he hasn’t been disowned from the grave by now. Leafing through his Aunt Claudia’s family album (she was the Colonel’s second wife), the reporter saw a list of 11 ingredients, with the teaspoon proportions for each, to be mixed with two cups of white flour. Asked about it, Mr. Ledington said: “That is the original 11 herbs and spices that were supposed to be so secretive.”

Asked to confirm the recipe was real, a Yum! Brands corporate weasel sent this e-mail: In the 1940s, Colonel Sanders developed the original recipe chicken to be sold at his gas station diner. At the time, the recipe was written above the door so anyone could have read it. But today, we go to great lengths to protect such a sacred blend of herbs and spices. In fact, the recipe ranks among America’s most valuable trade secrets.
Through the years, various people have claimed to find or tried to guess the 11 herbs and spices. Again from Mr. Jones:
KFC sued but dropped the matter after determining the formula could not be the real one. This time, there will be no lawsuit. Editors at the Tribune fried up some chicken using the newly discovered recipe, compared it to KFC and reported it to be finger lickin’ good. I’ll take their word for it from my table at Chick-fil-A.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Del Shannon: Under My Thumb/Runaway

Ah Leah (Live)

#Brexit Hero Nigel Farage Stumps for Trump

Does it Matter what #AltRightMeans

by Kim D.

I admit it - I'm getting tired of the Alt-Right discussion and all of those who hammer away at either promoting or disparaging it. I am equally sick of the screams of Black Lives Matter. At this point in the 2016 presidential election, I'm like "blah, whatever . . . blah, blah, blah." Apathy has crept in and frankly, at times, looking at the blather on Twitter is a chore.  

Does it even matter what Alt-Right means? Perhaps so if we want to understand the complete crap show we are witnessing in this country and why Trump has become the leader of this movement without appearing to actually be a racist or white supremacist himself. It appears we must care as the Alt-Right is what everyone is talking about on the MSM after Hillary Clinton's interview with Anderson Cooper and what it means is currently trending heavily on da Twitterz.

However it is important to note that the Alt-Right wouldn't even be a topic of discussion had those on the right in Washington done their job and blocked all the ridiculousness promoted by Barack Obama and his posse of progressives, shoving race down the collective American throat on a constant basis. The Alt-Right as an extreme is a natural reaction to it's Black Lives Matter counterpart. It is a reaction to the hateful rhetoric of the left. In fact it's time to give credit where it is due - progressives and desire for power and their push to divide a nation by race built the Alt-Right.

A gander at my email inbox tells me why I should consider what the Alt-Right means. The first email I see is promoting an article on the Daily Wire promising to tell me all about the Alt-Right. Penned by Ben Shapiro (of course), the Alt-Right is explained as a complex beast . . . 
. . . they’re an agglomeration of self-appointed radical culture warriors, disenchanted paleoconservatives, and open anti-Semites and white supremacists. They’re united by a distaste for what they consider to be “political correctness,” although they universally seem to mistake “PC” for “not being a complete ass.” And they consider any resistance to actual racism and anti-Semitism to be “cuck” cowardice and social justice warrior whining.
Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart fame explains it this way:
There are many things that separate the alternative right from old-school racist skinheads (to whom they are often idiotically compared), but one thing stands out above all else: intelligence. Skinheads, by and large, are low-information, low-IQ thugs driven by the thrill of violence and tribal hatred. The alternative right are a much smarter group of people — which perhaps suggests why the Left hates them so much. They’re dangerously bright.
So, Alt-Right are just intelligent racists. Some of my encounters on Twitter would totally dispute the intelligence part of Milo's definition, but, just to be clear, jumping on the Trump train and openly championing racism doesn't make one bright - it just makes one a shithead. However, not all Trump supporters are considered Alt-Right but they follow along, much like Donald Trump, with a wink and a nod, intentionally overlooking the harshest anti-Semites and white supremacists among them because they need them, every one of them, and their vote in November.

What is clear is that some believe being Alt-Right is to celebrate white, male European heritage:

But is that all? Last year I wrote The #Cuckservative Lie and Why It's Time to Let it Go which generated tons of Alt-Right comments. A reader named Sam addressed my plea by explaining why the term is needed in today's political discourse and why the Alt-Right movement is important:
With respect, Ms. D., the dissident Right is confronting the Republican Punditocracy with something that the entire political establishment is going to have to deal with sooner or later. It can either adapt or die. Contrary to decades of post-WWII propaganda, an identity of "Americanism" ultimately revolving around geography and "wanting a better life" was a lie told by the ambitious to the trusting, and reduces a nation to nothing more than cultureless human capital, numbing the pain of nihilism as best it can with consumerism and hedonism. A polity can only scale up so high before it fragments along variations of language, ethnicity, and worldview. History is littered with empires who died on the rocks of this truth.
"Cuckservative" capacity for altruism is admirable. They are often nice people and no doubt make good neighbors. However, their sense of fair-play and openess (and blind pride in America) has been shamelessly exploited, and they have aided their enemies in their own marginalization. Per the Constitution:
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America..."
Note "our posterity." There is (or rather, "was") an organic continuum spanning into the future of a people committed to a shared political project established by founding generations. The notion of the US as a proposition nation is a recent fiction and is the Trojan Horse of its undoing. The wages of cuckservatism is death.
We know the Left hates us and has trained its forces toward our marginalization. The Right however, posed as champions fighting on our behalf, only to pander to those opposed to us. They have purged any who dissent with their agenda, and have betrayed us and future generations for the sake of expediency, vanity, and power. They deserve contempt.
They are not acting in your interests, and I implore you to abandon the defense of them. They are unworthy of your loyalty. Trump is no messiah. He is a man working a gimmick. However, his positions and popularity scare the right people, and for now that is an improvement over what we've had.
This was one of the nicer and "brighter" responses which explains how many on the Alt-Right feel.  This movement to them is about life or death. They see the melting pot America has become as a country dying a slow, painful death. 

Another reader, The Drogger, explained the beauty of the Cuckservative insult this way:

The reason White nationalists are calling out the GOP is because they don't actually conserve anything. Every issue they domino over on and the Left gets to progress their agenda farther down the road.
But the most important question is that of demographics. Whether you have an interest in race does not matter. Questions of race has an interest in you. And trust me, once American whites become a plurality, then a minority, you'll understand why.
Whites are the only reliable voting bloc for conservative views. They are being used by the GOP and get nothing in return.
What's worse is that the average Republican/conservative is going to be swamped out of the electoral politics game because blacks, hispanics, and asians do NOT vote for Republicans. They are losing ground, and fast, as the demographics of the United States change.
Ultimately, what this comes down to is the end of Conservatism in America.
UNLESS, we actually get rid of the GOP or force out the cuckservatives who have been selling out America.
However, the sad irony is their leader is softening his stance on immigration, a much-needed move to have any possibility of beating Hillary Clinton. Who is being "cucked" now that the issue which drove the Alt-Right movement into the spotlight is being downplayed intentionally by Donald Trump? What this move basically means is that the Alt-Right is the actual minority and Trump needs more than their votes. He knows he's lost some conservative support and he must try to win more women, black, and Hispanic voters.

What some of us conservatives said all along about the Alt-Right and how the left would use them to paint a very ugly, racist portrait of the candidate who garners their support is coming to fruition. Hillary is currently using the race card to shore up the minority support, knowing many of these voters would have much rather seen Bernie win the Democrat nomination.  Unfortunately, what those on the Alt-Right are forcing to be true is that this may be the most race conscious election America has ever experienced. 

Hey! This is Raycist! #Snicker

by Kim D.

If you read my post last week on why feminists believe snickering at odd-sounding black children's names is a bad thing, please click HERE to review. Then have a snicker at this video by The Bobby Jarel:

Big Data is stalking every American

by Mouser The King Cat

Bit by bit, byte by byte, American traditions of privacy are eroded every day. Now IDI, a new player in the market, claims to have taken Big Data to the next level by compiling a profile on every adult in the U.S. (Presumably pets are next; they will know I like Fancy Feast.) Bloomberg Businessweek reports:

Who wants this stuff? Mainly private detectives, of which there are 35,000 in the country, according to the story. Forty-three states require that PIs be licensed, so there is oversight. But that amounts to little, the story notes:

So what’s in an idiCORE report? From the story, citing Mr. Dubner:

“These personal profiles include all known addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses; every piece of property ever bought or sold, plus related mortgages; past and present vehicles owned; criminal citations, from speeding tickets on up; voter registration, hunting permits, and names and phone numbers of neighbors. The reports also include photos of cars taken by private companies using automated license plate readers – billions of snapshots tagged with GPS coordinates and time stamps to help PIs surveil people or bust alibis.”

The story doesn’t say where other information might come from, but the company late last year acquired marketing profiler Fluent, which claims to have 120 million profiles of U.S. consumers. In June, IDI bought ad platform Q Interactive. Chains with loyalty programs might be selling data. To supplement its legitimate sources, IDI runs two shady coupon websites, which inquire about medical conditions and the like, supposedly so discounts on products might be offered. Talk about preying on the dumb.

Mr. Dubner downplays the threats to privacy, citing such uses as locating a missing person or catching fraud or terrorism suspects. The concept of PIs and detectives trading information goes back a long way.

How accurate are individuals’ profiles? That is a major question, because databases are easily fouled up as information is imported. (The job is too big for mere humans, explaining why the NSA can’t identify terrorists despite vacuuming up billions of phone calls, e-mails and postings on social media.)

Case in point: One of my assistants constantly gets mail at her house addressed to people who have NEVER lived there. Because data companies can’t figure out she’s divorced, mail for her ex shows up every week.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive Was Blocked Last Night

The REAL History Of Civil Rights In America

Tale of Two #Millennials - Negotiating Natural Rights #2A

by Kim D.

Imagine two childhood friends, now adults, debating the most important issues of the day. That would be my stepdaughter and her best friend. I wish I could be a fly on the wall and hear the conversations of a conservative and progressive trying to have the last, definitive word, especially when the subject is gun control.

First a bit of background - the conservative.

My stepdaughter was always passionate about photography and elected to go to the Art Institute for an associate's degree. She was finished by 20 and has been working on her photography business for many years now. Once she left home she never returned to live in our basement and has fended for herself even in some of the tougher days while living off of Ramen noodles.  She currently lives with her boyfriend, who works for a pipeline repair company as a diver. Both of them are gun owners, and it would not be surprising to find them at the gun range on a date night.

Now the progressive.

Her friend elected a different path, attending the University of California, Berkeley, receiving her degree in elementary education. After an internship teaching in Japan, she returned home to Houston. She currently lives alone, works full time as an elementary teacher, and is a proud receiver of SNAP benefits because she can't afford all the necessities of life (Internet, Iphone, cable, etc) on her own.

I'm biased so I would say the friend has been thoroughly brainwashed by her college experience and "worldly" travels.  She is an avid Bernie supporter and champions everything feminista which may explain her single status. She has lectured my stepdaughter ad nauseum on the evils of gun ownership, having lived in Japan and experienced a culture of strict gun control

Over the weekend, my stepdaughter was excited to share with me that she and her friend had reached a negotiable happy medium in regard to Second Amendment rights. Her friend would like to see all guns banned, however, was convinced a better option was for the government to require anyone who owns and/or purchases a gun to take mandatory gun training and register all guns.

My face dropped, and I know it was horrible but my reaction was that it was a boneheaded idea.  You never negotiate away your natural rights.  My stepdaughter hates when I burst her bubble; however, once I explained my horror over the negotiation, you could see that figurative light bulb grow brighter.  My stepdaughter had fallen for the progressive bait and switch.  Start with the worst possible outcome (ban all guns) and then compromise for regulated gun control, which, under the perfect political storm, could lead to eradication of the Second Amendment.

So what's the problem with mandatory firearm training for gun owners? That seems like a common sense step, right? Wrong. My stepdaughter said everyone who owns a gun needs to learn how to operate it properly. In theory, yes, that's a great idea; however, as with most regulatory ideas surrounding the Second Amendment, a simple fact negates it - criminals and some of the mentally ill do not follow laws.  A society can create tons of laws but if the criminals won't follow them, they become simply a burden on the law abiding instead of the would-be law breaker. Yes we all would agree that gun owners should know how to maintain and fire a weapon well, but the burden should not be on them to ensure they have access to a natural right guaranteed by the Constitution. 

And after all the regulation, at the end of the day, what will have changed other than the fact that the federal government now has a nice database when the right person becomes president who has the right Supreme Court to uphold the legalities of gun confiscation.  I asked her what would prevent a mandatory buy-back law as happened in Australia? She said what happened in Australia? At which point I reminder her that Google is a great friend to have and point her to an article by Townhall.com - "Friendly Reminder: Australia's Gun BuyBack Program Was a Disaster, Created 'Violent Black Market' for Firearms."

For more in-depth debate on this topic watch the epic gun control chatter between Stephen Crowder and Christopher Titus:

James Carville: People will die if Clinton Foundation shutters

Just add them to the Clintons body count.

Monday, August 22, 2016

All Mixed Up (Live)

Surrender To The Sun

I Wonder Why

Still Got The Blues (Live)

White House: Payment leading to Iran's hostage release shows Obama's 'tough diplomatic strategy'

Obama: Here's $400 million....cash. Can we please, please, pretty please with sugar on top have the hostages?
Iran: Well, okay you weak kneed little pussy.
Obama: I can get you more money next time!
Iran: Wow, you're a tough negotiator. 

"Common Sense" Gun Control Debunked! (Man-On-Street)

Man Calls Out Black Lives Matter For Not Helping Louisiana Flood Victims

Colin Powell Says The Bitch Hillary Clinton Is Lying To The FBI On Him

Will there even be presidential debates?

by Mouser The King Cat

We are still more than a month away from the first real presidential debate. That is opposed to the 622 or so preliminary skirmishes in the nominating processes. The site will be Hofstra University on Long Island.

On top of the usual pre-debate arguments about who will moderate, whether the candidates will stand or sit, blah blah, heavier questions hang. When the schedule was announced, the Trump camp objected to the dates, pointing out that two of the three conflicted with national telecasts of NFL games. The “they want to hide Hillary” talk led to a spate of stories, apparently made up out of whole cloth, about how he might skip the debates.

Superstar blogger Ann Althouse recently speculated that Clinton, with health problems the mainstream media go to great lengths to never mention, might be the one who backs out. Ms. Althouse:

“If Hillary can maintain her lead in the polls, why would she want to subject herself to the kind of treatment we’ve seen Trump deliver in debates? … If she’s on a clear path to victory, what would he do to her when he’s got nothing left to lose? She might think that just standing there solidly allowing him to be offensive in her presence would make a powerful implicit argument in her favor … But it’s still risky. There are now attacks on her physical and neurological fitness, and any flubbing of lines or seeming shakiness will be used against her.”

Ms. Althouse, a law professor, speculates about how some Clinton political strategists might be proactive:

If Hillary calls in sick, she will enjoy the full-throated approval of most of media outlets, which will stand on their heads to somehow call the idea of presidential debates un-American. But a question will linger: If she can’t stand down a real estate developer, how will she fare against Vladimir Putin?

I hate debates, but if this one comes off as scheduled, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern, the Falcons and Saints won’t keep me from watching.        

Friday, August 19, 2016

RadioActivity: Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show - French Orphan

 The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, a comedy radio program which ran on NBC from 1948 to 1954, evolved from an earlier music and comedy variety program, The Fitch Bandwagon. Singer-bandleader Phil Harris and his wife, actress-singer Alice Faye, became the earlier show's breakout stars, and the show was retooled into a full situation comedy, with Harris and Faye playing fictionalized versions of themselves as a working show business couple raising two daughters in a slightly madcap home.

Harris had been a mainstay and musical director for The Jack Benny Program; Faye had been a frequent guest on programs such as Rudy Vallée's. Their marriage provoked a 1941 episode of the Benny show.

In 1946, they were invited to co-host The Fitch Bandwagon, a musical variety and comedy show that had been a Sunday night fixture on NBC since 1938, featuring such orchestras as Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Grier, Harry James, Freddy Martin and Jan Savitt and Harry Sosnik. In The Big Broadcast 1920-1950 Frank Buxton and Bill Owen wrote: "Even though many people thought that The Fitch Bandwagon was lucky to be sandwiched in between Jack Benny at 7pm and Edgar Bergen at 8pm on NBC, the [show] pioneered Sunday evening entertainment programming, because prior to its appearance most broadcasters felt that Sunday programming should be of a more religious or serious nature."

The growing popularity of the Harris-Faye family sketches turned the program into their own comic vehicle by 1947. When announcer Bill Foreman hailed, "Good health to all... from Rexall!" on October 3, 1948], The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show launched its independent life under Rexall's sponsorship with a debut storyline about the fictitious day the couple signed their sponsorship deal.

The show was a quick success and its position in that powerhouse NBC Sunday lineup didn't hurt. Playing themselves as radio and music star parents of two precocious young daughters (played by actresses Jeanine Roos and Ann Whitfield, instead of the Harrises' own young daughters), Harris refined his character from the booze-and-broads, hipster jive talker he had been on the Benny show ("Hiya, Jackson!" was his usual hail to Benny) into a slightly vain (particularly about his wavy hair and the dimpled smile that always hinted mischief) and dunderheaded husband who usually needed rescuing by Faye as his occasionally tart but always loving wife. References to his hair and vanity became a running gag.

Harris often passed wisecracks about buddy Frank Remley's taste for the spirits, a contrast to Harris' former Benny character. The show's writers, Ray Singer and Dick Chevillat, also used Faye's experience making the ill-fated film Fallen Angel as a source of gags, to say nothing of setting up situations in which Harris was recognized (if at all) as her husband or "Mr. Alice Faye." In the closing, Foreman said, "Alice Faye appears through the courtesy of 20th Century Fox." Gerald S. Nachman (Raised on Radio) and other radio historians believed that was a conscious jibe at the studio, since Faye's contract had been torn up when she walked out rather than abide Darryl Zanuck cutting her scenes in favor of Linda Darnell.

Harris's radio character was also scripted as an occasional language and context mangler, six parts Gracie Allen and half a dozen parts Yogi Berra. ("Why, The Mikado never would have been written if Gilbert didn't have faith in Ed Sullivan!") The sardonic humor that laced the show was far beyond the gentility of that other show which featured a bandleader and his singing wife, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet...

 Harris's character was often led into trouble by his buddy, guitarist, Remley. Frank Remley was the real name of a musician from the Jack Benny Show band, who was often the butt of references to heavy drinking, but in the fictional version played by Elliott Lewis, Remley was portrayed as a cheerful, amoral, incredibly dumb woman-chaser, essentially the kind of character Harris had played on the Benny program. "What would you do without me, Curly?" Remley might ask Harris, who would shoot right back, "The same thing you're doing with me - be a moron!"