March 27, 2015

Surging Muslim Invasions

A.J. Cameron

Two friends contacted me on this issue earlier today.  Sadly, supposedly charitable organizations have facilitated in this subterfuge to our sovereignty, raking in tons of taxpayer money, much of which has gone to overly healthy salaries for those atop the pyramids of the organizations.

One of the organizations is Catholic Charities. I'm a Catholic who used to contribute to CC because the organization can and has done so much good, but I stopped contributing awhile back, when I learned of similar reports elsewhere.

We shouldn't be surprised by this. Satan has infiltrated just about every venue possible.

Hopefully, at some point, people will realize that both political parties are working against the U. S. citizen/taxpayer. Obama is just the current puppet president, and he is being aided by Boehner, in deploying the globalists' agenda, with the assistance of the puppeteer-controlled propaganda machine.

A. J.

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March 26, 2015

What's in a Word?

Timothy Birdnow

Here is a little something that caught my attention this morning. Pastor Hugh MacKenzie discusses the politicization of dialogue, and how we have come to turn everything into a public forum - to our detriment.

MacKenzie says:

"The slide or avalanche towards truth-as-I see-it continues unabated. We have become an "as if" culture built around a subjective view of reality as the handmaiden of our own wishful desires and presuppositions. Truth now services and services promiscuously the current social narrative.

Take as Exhibit A the ravenous desire to be "in dialog"...

AS IF...engaging in dialog is an accomplishment in and of itself. It really doesn't matter if the dialog: a) accomplishes nothing but the generation of huge amounts of green house gas; b) actually exacerbates the subject of said dialog by opening up old wounds. But, end results are not the focus when the process is all.

This process-as-accomplishment is actually a set-up lurking in the shadow of Lenin's directive to, "Make everything a political issue." Take personal choice and ethical activity out of the hands of the individual and plop it right down in the public square for all to cast the stones of politically correct opinion at any issue."

End excerpt.

Indeed he is correct. The recent "Race Together" stupidity at Starbucks is a case in point; it is not intended to actually foster any useful communication but rather is an attempt to extract a mea culpa from white people, to make them hang their heads in shame while being lectured on what jackasses they are. Morning coffee is non-political. Nobody wants to get into a tussle while waiting for their jolt of caffeine.

Mackenzie continues:

"I pastor a multiracial congregation. While standing in the buffet line at a recent judicatory meeting, a long time Minister acquaintance greeted me. The following "dialog" ensued...

"So", says he, "how's it going down there at the Shore?"

"Fine", says I.

"I understand it's a largely Black group?" I nod.

"How do you handle the racial thing. What kind of dialoging goes on?", says he.

"Well. We hardly ever talk about race... We're too busy talking about Jesus."

Scene fades to silence.
I'll Paraphrase the quote-worthy Mark Twain, who said, "Sometimes travel narrows a man's mind." (from Innocents Abroad). I would say, "Sometimes dialog narrows a person's mind." For our words and actions are always the servant of our motives"

End excerpt.

Now here he makes a very astute point; the meaning of words and the way they can be misused to change our view of reality. In some ways all human beings are alone; we exist in a bubble inside of our own heads. Our understanding of reality is derived from our five senses, and our perception of reality is predicated on those senses working properly. How do we know they work properly? Generally they are in agreement with the experiences of others. We constantly measure our sensory perception against the backdrop of conversation and of our memories. If we see a pink elephant dancing in a tutu we dismiss it as an hallucination, because we have never encountered a pink dancing elephant and nobody else admits to it either. If someone regularly encountered pink, tutu-wearing, dancing elephants it would be normal, and we would accept that as part of the general reality.

And this is not just a matter of what we think, because as quantum physics has shown, reality is actually dependent to a degree on the point of view of the observer. An electron does not occupy a specific point, for instance, but a wave of probability; it becomes a point when the observer actually looks at it, collapses the wavefront, as they say. To some degree perception and reality are linked. This is equally true in Special Relativity.

So what is it that defines reality to the individual? Ultimately it is our ability to communicate.

Words mean things. Man is the only animal capable of actual speech; other creatures can communicate in certain ways, but complex concepts are hard to transmit with a bark or a meow. For reasons that are quite unclear humanity developed the ability to speak, and the shape and structure of language is a huge determinant in how we view reality. There is a reason why, for instance, the West developed science; Western langauges are governed by grammatical structures that facilitate formal logic. This isn't true of any number of non-Western languages, which are often interpreted based on pronunciation or linguistic emphasis. Arabic, for example, is a very poetic language, one moved by imagery and symbolism. It is said Muhammad's sermons were electrifying in their imagery and emotional appeal. The differences between Arabic and, say, German explain in part the differences between how an Arab and a German think - and why Germans were on the vanguard of science and philosophy while the Arabs have generally been great warriors and poets. The Bible put it "as a man thinketh, so shall he be" and language is no small part of that. We think in our language, which itself is taught to us to replace the simpler, more animalistic thinking in pictures and symbols.

Formal language gives us formal logic. Sadly, that is something we have eschewed in modern education, prefering to promote "self expression" in the chopped-up pidgeon that is the maleducated tongue of many young people. It is no coincidence that the barbarism of modern times coincides with, say, the rise of free verse poetry; removing the formal structures from our language removes the emotional constraints. Self discipline - the cornerstone of civilization - cannot exist without training, and that training cannot exist without linguistic discipline, which must be taught.

And this is actually a carefully thought out action plan by the Left; deconstruct language and you can change the culture. It is why we keep hearing the phrase "gay marriage" which to any previous generation is a nonsensical phrase. The term marriage has a definite, specific meaning. It can no more be stretched to cover two men or two women than it can be stretched to cover sex between different species, or onanism, or behavior involving inanimate objects. One can engage in all manner of sexual congress, but only a specific condition can be called a marriage. But by careful propogandizing efforts the Left has changed the meaning of the word.

But because language is elastic some believe it is completely fungible, a mere social construct. That is not the case, and when you alter language you alter the way people perceive reality. This ends up having less than optimal results; bend a language enough and reality itself becomes suspect. Why are we now talking about transgendered rights? Saying there are nine sexes, with anyone choosing to be whatever sex they wish is preposterous from an objective view of reality, but people are starting to believe that anyway. Why? Because words are starting to lose all meaning. It is rather like a person addicted to morphiates; at first it helps to ease a certain pain and then it simply makes the user numb. Sensitivity is worn away as the meaning of words is flexed and twisted. Eventually our ability to understand anything becomes limited, because one can simply alter the meaning of things to suite one's taste. If we redefine words enough they no longer mean anything in our consciousness. If, for example, you give a trophy to every kid who shows up for an event then does the word winner mean anything? Winner, loser, whatever!

And as the language liquifies, the person's view of reality does likewise. Remember, we have to measure reality against objective standards, and those standards tie to our memories and to our interactions, verbal and otherwise. The Left decided they could become god by simply controling the interactions. "Visualize world peace!" That is essentially a magical concept, a view of reality as malleable based solely on an agreed upon convention, one they intend to alter by social pressure.

What is the point? Endless babble about certain subjects exaggerates the importance of those subjects. Constantly thinking about, worrying about, talking about race simply overexaggerates the importance of race. The idea that we are all pretty much alike save a few details gets lost in the flood of consciousness directed at race. Pastor MacKenzie is absolutely right to talk more about Jesus then about race; take the emphasis off issues of resentment and dissatisfaction and the wounds will heal. We don't need more conversation about race; we need less of it. We need to quit thinking of ourselves as hyphenated people.

The black community was especially hard hit by this. Dumbing down of education, high out of wedlock birth rates (meaning less parental guidance thanks to single parent families), etc. have dissolved the intellectual character of much of that community, while the rise of the hip-hop culture - actively promoted and aggressively marketed to black children - has had a synergy, whereby the base, primal urges are stoked and the restraining influence of the mind, of education, culture, tradition, are removed. As the black youth culture pushes the envelope the rappers have to become more outrageous to stay ahead of the game. More violence, more hatred, more hyper-sexuality. In turn the kids gobble this up, becoming the fantasy promoted by the rap culture, which means the rappers have to push even further. What happens? Unimaginable violence, hatred, rage engulfs the black community. As a man thinketh...

I am using the black community here but the same can be said of the whites. It is an equal-opportunity disease. And it all goes back to the Logos, or rather the anti-Logos. The Bible used that phrase for Jesus before His birth, and for a reason. Reality comes to us through words, through language. God is reality, and we, poor exiles to these clothes of animal skins fashioned by God to help us hide our mental and emotional shame, have no other way to touch and test reality. If words are changed to mean other things, if the truth is replaced with a lie, if we can no longer see where the lines are drawn because they have been blurred through semantical and grammatical error, where does that leave our society?

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The Section 8 Life of Reilly

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Section 8 housing vouchers pay for luxury apartments

Posted bystreiffon March 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Section 8 housing vouchers pay for luxury apartments

If I wasn't footing the bill for this nonsenseit would be funny. But I am, so it isn't.
Verde Point is a self-described "luxury apartment" complex with a rooftop pool and "personal wine storage" that is currently accepting public housing assistance recipients who will live there practically for free, courtesy of the taxpayers — at least until they become gainfully employed and their incomes rise. That's when the pool parties and wine tastings end and they will have to downgrade to a more middle-class abode.
The Gramercy is another luxury apartment, also in Arlington, Va., where holders of the federal vouchers formerly known as Section 8 can live, taking advantage of its "massage room and sauna" and "clubroom with bar." Also included, according to its promotional materials, are a "first-class sports club," "theater/screening room," and computer room.
"Someone will actually come and do a manicure right in your home," its promotionalvideosays, adding that the units have "Berber carpet, GE stainless steel appliances, granite countertops." There are 20 residences at the Gramercy set aside as "affordable," and where Section 8 can be used.
Parc Rosslyn has a whopping 101 units set aside. It also has a rooftop pool and other amenities common in luxury buildings. In exchange for government subsidies, its operators rent the 101 units at lower-than-normal rates, which can still reach as high as $1,000 a month.
Those units can also be filled, however, by the vouchers wherein the federal government picks up most of the tab. Recipients pay 30 percent of their income, and lose their vouchers if their income increases too much.
Section 8 is one of those well-intentioned programs, like good intentions in general, pave the road to Hell. The idea is that it is better to get poor people out of dystopic government housing projects. CueCity Journal:
Housing vouchers—in New York and across urban America—originated 30 years ago, with "Section 8” of the Nixon-era National Housing Act. The program’s rationale was straightforward: instead of placing an aid recipient in a housing project—viewed as a failed experiment because of the projects’ expense and disorder—the federal government would provide a voucher that subsidized the rent in a privately owned apartment. Conservatives have supported the voucher plan over the years chiefly because of its seeming free-market component, and because it does not impose on the government the considerable cost of building and maintaining public housing. But whatever Republican hopes, the voucher initiative operated from its inception just like any other no-strings-attached welfare program—and it continues to do so today, eight years after the nation ended the federal welfare entitlement and lifted hundreds of thousands of formerly dependent welfare mothers into lives of work and greater personal responsibility.
How this program has mutated is incredible. Not only is the entitlement open-ended but it has a unique feature that guarantees it stays that way:
Once a voucher holder is ensconced in a Section 8 apartment, the program then mires her even further in dependency, because all its incentives tell her not to improve her situation. Because Section 8 rent is pegged at 30 percent of income, any increase in a recipient’s wages leads to a dishearteningly steep rent increase. If she gets a job that boosts her income from $10,000 to $15,000, her rent zooms from $250 to $375 a month. In effect, she’s taxed as if she were well-off, at a marginal rate of 30 percent. (Conversely, Section 8 rents go down—potentially to next to nothing—if someone loses or quits a job or her welfare runs out.) Nor does getting married to a job holder necessarily make much economic sense. By pushing the household’s income too high, it could cause her to lose the voucher benefit entirely.
I would hope we can all agree on a couple of things: a) that people should not be penalized for being in financial straits and b) the assistance given to people be focused on creating self-sufficiency and independence. There is no doubt that programs designed to help those in need should not provide windfalls unavailable to similarly situated people, punish people for working, or hold the government up to ridicule.
Housing policy is not by area of expertise but, to the extent it sticks its hands deeply into my pocket, it is an area of interest. The Section 8 housing program is a travesty and it needs to be ended.
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Terrifying the Republican Establishment

Ted Cruz announces candidacy

By Alan Caruba

Would you vote for a man who openly says he would repeal ObamaCare?

Would you vote for a man who openly says he favors a fair tax and wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service?

Would you vote for a man whoopposes Obama’s efforts to offer illegal aliens amnesty and promises to secure the borders?

Would you vote for a man who decries a federal government "that wages an assault on our religious liberty”?

Would you vote for a man who wants a federal government that "works to defend the sanctity of human life” and would "uphold the sacrament of marriage”?

Would you vote for a man who defends our Second Amendment rights and condemns the effortban ammunition?

Would you vote for a man who condemns a federal government that seeks to dictate school curriculums and wants to repeal "every word of Common Core”?

Would you vote for a man who would stand "unapologetically with the nation of Israel”?

Would you vote for a man who has pledged that he would do everything he could to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon?

Would you vote for a man who openly says he would do everything he could to defeat radical Islamic terrorism?

I said I would on May 6, 2013 when he was beginning to get attention. Columnist George Willsaid he was "as good as it gets” when it comes to being a true conservative in Congress.

I am of course speaking of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who has announced his candidacy to be the presidential candidate of the Republican Party.

I suspect that his announcement probably terrifies the Republican "Establishment” who have managed to serve up some good men, but poor candidates, to be President. When Republican voters stayed home, we got Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Now they want to get the Party faithful to vote for Jeb Bush, but from my vantage point, the real base is ready to vote for anybody else, Sen. Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Walker, and Sen. Rubio come to mind.

First of all, there is no Tea Party in the sense of a political party with its own candidates. What there is are Republicans who believe in the U.S. Constitution, small government, fiscal prudence, strong national security, and all those other values outlined in Ted Cruz’s speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

As Cruz said in an email about his announcement "Washington, D.C. has become completely disconnected from the values of real Americans. That’s why we are now more than $18 trillion in debt, why wages have stagnated, and why our foreign policy is an absolute mess.” That pretty much sums up what Obama has delivered.

Does it surprise anyone that Cruz’s candidacy was instantly attacked, not just by Democrats, but by a number of leading Republicans? Rep. Peter King, appearing on CNN’s "Situation Room” with host Wolf Blitzer, said, he’d "jump off that bridge” when he got to it if Cruz becomes the GOP candidate. He also accused Cruz and Rand Paul of being "counterfeit conservatives.” Nonsense!

The March 24 Wall Street Journal had a lengthy editorial devoted to "The Cruz Candidacy” noting that on most issues with the exception of immigration they found themselves in agreement with him and offered an upbeat view that "The good news for GOP voters is that their field of candidates in 2016 is going to be deep, offering many varieties of conservative leadership” but ending with reservations about "his polarizing style” which was another way of saying he is not a wishy-washy centrist.

We will hear more such accusations and criticisms and, as often as not, they will come from the GOP Establishment.
The GOP Establishment regards real conservatives as unable to secure election, preferring RINOs, Republicans in Name Only, and candidates who move as close to the center politically as possible. It seems to have escaped their notice that theRepublicans elected in the last two midterm elections were sent to Washington, D.C. by Tea Party and other seriousconservativevoters.

It has been a long time since a real conservative Republican, Ronald Reagan, was elected President, but it can happen again as serious voters, particularly those who are independents, join with those who find Sen. Cruz a refreshing voice, Will he get the nomination? We are a very long way from the 2016 election, but at least we know it won’t be a boring one!

© Alan Caruba, 2015

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Black Lives Matter; Apparently White Ones Don't

Sgt. David Dunlap, 37, and Whitney Butler, 35

Timothy Birdnow

Black lives matter - but apparently white ones don't.

You have to go to the U.K. Mail to learn about this:

"The Colorado teen accused of murdering a newlywed soldier and his pregnant wife was found guilty Tuesday following a 12-day trial, officials report.

Macyo Joelle January, 19, was found guilty of murdering Staff Sgt. David Dunlap, 37, and his pregnant wife Whitney Butler, 35, after the two walked in on him burglarizing their Colorado Springs home Jan. 14, 2013.

Police say that the newlyweds arrived home separately to check on the alarm that went off at 11.10am.

Dunlap and Butler were both shot from behind as they walked through the front door. Officials say evidence suggests that Butler was shot in the head as she leaned over her husband's dead body, according to The Gazette.

A jury deliberated for three-and-a-half hours and the case that went on for 1 1/2 years -- overlapping what would have been the couple's two-year anniversary -- ended with January being found guilty of the slayings.

January will be sentenced Oct. 22. He is being sentenced as an adult which means he will face life in prison, however, because he was 17 at the time of the double-murder, there is chance for parole after 40 years, The Gazette reports."

End excerpt.

This outrageous triple murder was followed by violent protests by white people who looted local conventience stores and carried banners reading "white lives matter". International media decended on the Colorado community torn apart by the righteous anger of the white community, a community understandably angry at the racist treatment of white people by black criminals.

Oh wait, it didn't happen...

Dunlap and Butler join the nameless, faceless victims of black on white crime with little fanfare and no American media coverage. Like the gang rape and murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome at the hands of five black thugs, or Jacob Kudla and Jourdan Bobbish whose murderers smirked at the sentencing and who apologized to Mike Brown, not the parents of the two white teens. The media simply yawned . Or whose black ex-boyfriend poured lighter fluid down her throat and lit her on fire. She was walking down the street with fire coming out of her eyes, nose, and mouth. She died in agony.

That almost happened to Gina Herring and her sons who viciously assaulted the fists and feet of ten black teens. Had it not been for a white man with a baseball bat they would have been killed. Naturally, the white people have been charged with crimes and accused of racism.

Some are more equal than others in modern America.

I have a neighbor with a "black lives matter" sign in his yard. Black lives do matter (and I wish more black people would take that to heart, since they are the ones taking most of the black lives) but so do white lives, and hispanic lives, and Asian lives, and Australian Aboriginie lives, and Moari lives, etc. LIFE matters; it is precious. The gangbang culture has so cheapened life in black communities that it is better to go to prison for murder and get "street cred" than it is to go to school and learn to do arithmatic. In a synergistic fashion life and art have comingled, with rap music becoming ever more violent and deviant, driving the culture to become ever more violent and deviant, driving the music... It is a runaway train, one that should have been stopped long ago. Media promotes it, and these young thugs think they are living in a rap video, where the violence and hatred are stage productions. They aren't, and death is permanent in the real world, unlike the videos.

As long as there aren't real consequences, as long as violence is glorified, as long as we as a culture tolerate the pillaging vandals of our society, white lives will not matter. None do.

Hat tip; 7lb. Dave.

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March 25, 2015

Democrats War on Walker

Dana Mathewson

Any more proof needed that politics is a full-contact sport? And any more proof needed that the left sees Scott Walker as a strong candidate, and fears him?

Ex-Walker aide fights to avoid being first prisoner of 'John Doe' probe.

"By this time next week, Kelly Rindfliesch could become the first political prisoner in what many see as a Democrat-led secret war on conservatives."

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Congress to Investigate Operation Chokehold, er, Chokepoint

Dana Mathewson

Aha! About time to look into this!
Congress launching hearings on complaints businesses targeted by 'Operation Choke Point'.

"A controversial federal law enforcement program that critics say targeted businesses the Obama administration didn't like is about to face a new wave of congressional scrutiny, with Capitol Hill hearings set to begin Tuesday."

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March 24, 2015

FEMA Holds Emergency Funds Hostage to Global Warmism

Timothy Birdnow

Obama's FEMA may withold funds from states that do not kowtow to the BHO's Global Warming beliefs.

"C’mon. This isn’t real, is it?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change…

The policy doesn’t affect federal money for relief after a hurricane, flood, or other disaster. Specifically, beginning in March 2016, states seeking preparedness money will have to assess how climate change threatens their communities. Governors will have to sign off on hazard-mitigation plans. While some states, including New York, have already started incorporating climate risks in their plans, most haven’t because FEMA’s 2008 guidelines didn’t require it…

Among those who could face a difficult decision are New Jersey’s Gov. Christie and fellow Republican Govs. Rick Scott of Florida, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Pat McCrory of North Carolina – all of whom have denied man-made climate change or refused to take action. The states they lead face immediate threats from climate change.

So, good news — if your state gets leveled by an earthquake, you get help from the feds after everything’s been reduced to rubble. What you don’t get is help beforehand to mitigate the effects of earthquakes unless you’re willing to swear your oath of allegiance to the warmist cause. The biggest recipient of preparedness funds is Louisiana, so if a new hurricane ends up killing a few hundred people there, we’re all set for the mother of all blame games between Obama on the one hand and the state government on the other over whose fault it is that Louisiana didn’t get the money it needed up front to save lives. Bobby Jindal will play this to the hilt in the GOP primaries, using it as evidence of how he refuses to bow to Obama’s agenda even when big bucks are on the line.

"This story really brings together all the elements of Obamaism,” tweets Dan McLaughlin. which is true. It’s legally dubious; it ignores Congress, which might constitutionally have the power to let FEMA make this judgment but hasn’t been consulted; it’s an obvious political pander to the left with a bonus of putting right-wingers in a spot, even at the expense of placing citizens at risk; and it craps all over state autonomy. Basically, it’s the environmental equivalent of executive amnesty. All that’s missing is 18-24 months of Obama statements denying that he’d ever do something like this before turning around and doing it.

Jindal’s sure to give FEMA a middle finger on it but I wonder what Chris Christie will do. He’s got to resist too, right? Jerseyans will hate him for it, but they already hate him and he doesn’t much care what they think anymore. Besides, he’s already started to get right with national primary voters on the issue. The next time he yells at someone for not giving New Jersey the FEMA money it needs, bet that he’ll be yelling at the White House, not House Republicans."

End excerpt.

You will conform or you will be punished!

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Boys Using the Girls’ Bathroom at Church

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Boys Using the Girls’ Bathroom

By: Erick Erickson ( Diary) | March 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM | 5

Boys are going to be able to use the girls’ bathroom in Georgia.
Churches in Georgia will be denied building permits unless they build unisex bathrooms for the transgendered.
I’m not exaggerating. The Texas legislature has had to swing into action to roll all that back in Texas. In Texas!!
How did it happen in Texas? Well, Texas has a religious freedom law that has an "anti-discrimination” provision. Once it passed, leftwing advocates went to San Antonio, Plano, Houston, and other places and had the definition of discrimination changed.
Former Rep. Ed Lindsey, Speaker David Ralston, and House Judiciary Chair Wendall Willard support Texas’s version of RFRA. You will see church pastors subpoenaed, church buildings harassed, and Christians persecuted. It’s all part of the leftwing plan.
But I know how to fight it.
Governor Deal supports the law, but has sat on the sidelines. He needs to demand Speaker Ralston put S.B. 129 to a vote without amendment.
Here is how you can help. Below are the forty most conservative members of the state house according to their current rankings in my score card.
Call them and tell them to refuse to vote for Governor Deal’s Opportunity School District legislation until S.B. 129 passes the House without amendment.
The Governor’s plan is a great one. But it needs to be postponed until S.B. 129 passes the House without amendment and, if S.B. 129 is amended or killed, we must be willing to kill the school reform plan.
Governor Deal has the clout and floor leaders to get S.B. 129 passed without amendment. It’s time for him to get involved. He’s a good man. He has pledged to sign S.B. 129. The time to fight is now.
Call Governor Deal at 404-656-1776.
Tell the Governor it is time to get involved to support S.B. 129 without amendment.
Then call these Representatives. Tell them to refuse to vote on the school plan until S.B. 129 passes the House without amendment.

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Some More Equal than Others on College Campuses

Timothy Birdnow

In the latest war on fraternities (and white people) North Carolina State has banned alcohol at fraternity parties - except for historically black frats.

Gateway Pundit has the story:

"North Carolina University has decided to ban drinking at social events sponsored by fraternities… except black fraternities."


"But the ban has one big exception: The school’s historically black fraternities, such as Alpha Phi Alpha, are totally exempt"

End excerpt.

So, what can we conclude? Some are more equal than others.

And it seems sexual excesses, misogyny, and racism are acceptable if it's a group of black people rather than whites.

Fraternities are verboten these days because they are groups of young males who get together to act like young males. The feminization of college campuses has provoked a hatred of these traditionally male institutions, not because of what the frats do so much as because they are bastions of maleness. Colleges are riddled with radical feminism, and the male population of all higher educational facilities has been dropping for years.

Take NCS's neighbor North Caroline Central University. There were 4,300 female and 2,315 male at NCCU in 2005. This led a Staff Reporter for the Echo to ask if the imbalance was the cause of campus sleaze, because women had to put out to get a guy. That may be, although I suspect these girls probably put out when there was no such imbalance. The point is, this is what the feminists have sought, and what they have wrought.

The point is, men have stopped going to college. According to the New York Times back in 2010:

"North Carolina, with a student body that is nearly 60 percent female, is just one of many large universities that at times feel eerily like women’s colleges. Women have represented about 57 percent of enrollments at American colleges since at least 2000, according to a recent report by the American Council on Education. Researchers there cite several reasons: women tend to have higher grades; men tend to drop out in disproportionate numbers; and female enrollment skews higher among older students, low-income students, and black and Hispanic students."

End excerpt.

Boys simply aren't going to college anymore. Why? The Progressives have all manner of flights of fancy, saying, for instance, that black males go to prison rather than college (which is an equally damning indictment of liberalism) but the reality is more mundane; we have created a feminocracy, a scholastic environment that from the beginning accuses boys of great evil for simply being boys. The Left has preached Nurture over Nature in this instance (whereas it preaches Nature over Nurture where conventient, such as in the discussion of "sexual orientation".) Being male and female are simple societal constructs to so many liberals, and they have employed this thinking (which goes back to Margaret Mead, I might add) in the public school system, forcing boys to behave like girls. No outlets are allowed for the boys' inborn tendencies. Instead boys are told it is bad to be a boy, bad to not sit meekly, to roughhouse, to test limits. The result is alienation. Boys become either apathetic and depressed or criminal in nature, rebelling to the point of excess.

That's why there are problems with boys bringing guns to school, with boys getting into nasty fights that end in injury; these kids are trying to awaken their own manhood, but do not know how. Having been treated like pariah for so long, they think manhood constitutes misbehaving.

Perhaps the best example of this in popular culture can be seen in the old movie Second Hand Lions. Robert Duval plays Hupp McCann, a former Foreign Legion commander, now an old and sick man. He and his brother and his great nephew are eating in a restaurant when some punk kids come in and pester them. Hupp makes the point that the kids have to annoy decent people to assert their manhood, because society had become so condemning of manly pursuits. Hupp then proceeded to beat the entire gang up, then brought them home for dinner, to teach them the true meaning of manhood.

At any rate, manhood has now become a dirty word, and particularly on college campuses. It should come as no surprise that the few males who attend college are of the alpha class; they were strong enough to resist the feminizing influences upon them. These kids either became alphas or they dropped out; they could not survive as men any other way.

SAdly, they don't understand what it means to be men because nobody has taught them.

And the Universities show exactly why so few men are going to college. This ban on alcohol is a classic example, an attempt to further control the male impulses without offering any alternatives. Men aren't girls, no matter how much the feminists want them to be so.

And, of course, not only does the university act to further restrict and humiliate these adolescent boys, but it degrades the white ones for the double sin of being both male and white.

I'm not saying Universities shouldn't be concerned about bad behavior on campus, and should not take steps accordingly. But what is bad behavior? Is an old schoolboy expression about young being old enough some sort of misogynistic hate crime? Is not a certain amount of verbal smack a part of the growing process? The Left never understands this, and implements all manner of speech codes designed to snuff out thoughts they do not like. In the end the thoughts have nowhere to go, and are then internalized. What happens then?

What happens then is that the boys become more reckless, more aggressive, more rebellious. It is fundamentall human nature. Would we have the uber-macho culture without the feminizational forces at work to turn John Waynes into Alan Aldas?

Add reverse racism to this and you have a catastrophic mix, an official culture than it more obscene and twisted than anything one would see in real life.

These college kids are becoming barbarians, but it's the very efforts to civilize them that are doing it.

The endless divisions of people by race, sex, culture, background, etc. has created a society that no longer has much in common. Why do the "hands up" crowd go around annoying innocent people trying to eat their breakfasts? They would never do this if they weren't filled with grievances, grievances pointed out to them endlessly by the Left. Instead of seeing themselves as Americans who happen to be black they see themselves as black people who have a nominal Americanism. These concepts of group identity, this culttural balkanism, serves nobody any good. Americans are increasingly angry with each-other, because they no longer see themselves as part of the greater community. This is what the unfair treatment by the liberals gives us.

But the Left will never learn.

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March 23, 2015

Starbucks ends "Race (Talk) Together"

Jack Kemp

American Thinker notes that; Starbucks has officially ended its ridiculous attempt to get coffee servers - baristas - to talk about race with patrons. I guess this will also stop Exxon from asking its gas station attendants from discussing nuclear power plants with their customers...Actually, Exxon didn't propose such a thing. I'm just taking this idea to another absurd direction.

All this made me consider the plight of the low income sales clerks who work with the public.

A few months after the very angrily contested 2000 Florida vote for President, I happened to be in a West Palm Beach Radio Shack store while visiting my late father's nearby retirement community, Century Village. A retiree, probably originally from NY, started a political discussion with a Radio Shack clerk/saleperson about the "injustice" of the Florida recount that gave the election to George Bush. Although I cannot recall the clerk's words, I can still recall how amazed at how masterfully this young man deflected the retiree's political argument and returned to the topic of selling him some goods. And he did this all without offending the retiree or using a good excuse like "the management doesn't want me to discuss politics with customers."Whether it would have been awkward or smooth or just an act of silence, I suspect Starbucks baristas would have invented their own ways of avoiding political discussions, be it with the morning rush crowd or even late in the afternoon when the store wasn't that busy.

I was not so gracious an employee myself decades ago, explaining why I never had a career in sales. One summer while in college, at age 21, I worked as a person giving change in a Lake Tahoe gambling casino. Despite the air conditioning, my constant running around the slot machines, giving change, writing up winning tickets on IBM cards (remember those?) and collecting paper money caused me to drip sweat that was clearly visible one afternoon. I middle aged woman on vacation was getting some change from me when she asked me if I were Jewish, herself clearly being the same. She clearly believed, by her tone and mannerisms, that her relaxing on vacation meant I, too, could relax with her and talk. It was quite obvious to me, however, that only one of us was on vacation - and Mr. Harrah had other ideas as to how much time I could spend with one customer on a very busy afternoon in his casino. And it didn't involve discussions of what where I lived or what type of synagogue I did or didn't attend.I curtly replied to her asking me if I were Jewish by saying, "Yeah. What of it?"gave her her change and ran - all but literally - off to the next person needing help. And there was another time decades later...

While being laid off from a nice office computer programming job in the 1990s, I took a job working in a Radio Shack on Lower Broadway in the Wall Street area. One day a well dressed man, who I would shortly learn was involved in some high paid financial work, came into the store and decided he needed to tell me about how bad he felt that someone he knew got laid off from what was a financial instrument trading job because of changes in the industry. After listening to this for a minute or two - and figuring he didn't want to hear, in turn, about my situation as well - I told him, "I'm sorry. I can't hear this any more" and walked away. I believe he was smart enough to understand that he had struck a nerve with me. He did not act outraged by my ending the one-way "conversation."

Actually, the CEO of Starbucks, the retiree in Florida and the woman wanting to schmooze (socialize) with me in Lake Tahoe and the Wall Street businessman had one thing in common: they all had a superior social position from which they assumed every employee they encountered had the economic power and leisure time and interest to discuss the topics that was on there minds, topics having nothing to do with the job at hand. They all acted as if we were at a dinner party or were Athenian statesmen or poets in the Agora, the main public square of the ancient city. In fact, the only employee mentioned who got tip money for their listening or participation in such talks were the Starbucks employees - and they risked losing any tips and also having to clean up hot coffee spilled on the floor - if not their clothes. This Starbucks fiasco has shown us how out of touch many wealthy people have become - and it is not just limited to the caricature of the "Rich Republican," someone dressed like the top hatted millionaire who is the symbol of the board game Monopoly.

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The Israelis Send Obama a Message

By Alan Caruba

When the news of Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection victory was announced I factitiously posted on my Facebook page that the Israelis had "sent Obama a two-word message and it wasn’t happy birthday.” It took him two days to call and congratulate Bibi.

I don’t think we have ever had a President so ignorant of the Middle East and that includes the neo-cons that got George W. Bush into a war in Iraq to rid that nation of Saddam Hussein and presumably create a democracy to replace him. Liberals tend to forget that Bush had actually accomplished that until Obama pulled out all of our troops and consigned Iraq to anarchy and ISIS.

A simple understanding of the last century would presumably tell any President that the U.S. had troops all around the world for the purpose of maintaining the peace that various tyrants would challenge. As far as Obama is concerned, the sooner America retreated to his own borders and eliminated its nuclear arsenal, the safer the world would be. Only an idiot would believe that.

To put it succinctly, Obama has been wrong about Iraq, wrong about Syria, wrong about Egypt when he supported the Muslim Brotherhood, and is very wrong about Iran, a fact that has Israel and all the other Middle Eastern nations seriously concerned. If Putin hadn’t concluded that Obama is a fool and a weakling, he might not have invaded Ukraine and annexed the Crimea.

This is, after all, a President who sent five high level terrorists back to join their Taliban colleagues in Afghanistan in exchange for a U.S. Army sergeant, Bowe Bergdahl, who defected from his unit to join the Taliban and was held prisoner for five years. If you haven’t heard anything more about him it’s because that’s the standard operational procedure of the Obama White House. First they screw up and then they wait until they hope everyone has forgotten.

If that wasn’t obscene enough, in the latest Worldwide Threat Assessment submitted to Congress by the director of National Intelligence, both Iran and Hezbollah, a terror state and its proxy in Lebanon, were removed from the list of global terror threats.

Throughout his two terms to date Obama has demonstrated unremitting animosity toward Israel in general and Netanyahu in particular. His demand for a two-state "solution” ignores that fact that the Palestinians have refused to initiate a state of their own from the day Israel declared its independence in 1948.

IDF Soldier in Hamas Tunnel
The "land-for-peace” policy provided the Palestinians with the whole of Gaza. Instead of building a thriving homeland, they used it to rocket Israel until it was forced to respond with enough force to reduce the threat. Land-for-peace? How about the land through which the Palestinians were tunneling into Israel for the purpose of attacking Israelis on the Gaza border?

These people have been incorrigible for 67 years since Israel’s founding. These days Gaza is controlled by Hamas, a terrorist organization devoted to the destruction of Israel and funded by Iran. Netanyahu’s decision reflects the minds and hearts of the Israelis who reelected him and the Likud party to power.

So what is Obama’s response? He wants to go to the United Nations to force Israel to cede land to a Palestinian nation that the Palestinians have refused to create. Ironically, if you want to find a nation full of Palestinians, you need only visit Jordan which, along with Egypt, has had a peace treaty with Israel for decades.

If you want to find a nation with a million-plus Muslims, then visit Israel which is their home. Arabs and Jews have lived together there in peace for a long time.

Someone needs to tell Obama about the Hamas assassination plot against Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that was disrupted in early March when his forces raided nine PA-ruled towns in the West Bank to detain 550 Hamas suspects. By initiating mass riots as Hamas had done in Gaza in order to seize power from the PA, the overthrow of Abbas was intended to give them control over the West Bank as well.

Someone might also inform Obama that 2014 was the deadliest year for terror attacks in 45 years. The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, in late February told Congress that "When the final counting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled.” Worldwide, from January to September, around 13,000 terror attacks were carried out, killing 31,000 people.

While Obama obsesses about Israel, he continues to do little about ISIS, the Islamic State, that has been expanding from Iraq and Syria into the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, and South Asia. The report says "ISIL’s rise represents the greatest shift in the Sunni violent extremist landscape since Al Qaeda affiliates first began forming, and it is the first to assume at least some characteristics of a nation state.”

No one knows better than the Israelis who have fought wars and intifadas that the major menace to the West is to be found in the Middle East. Instead of demanding that Israel commit territorial suicide, Obama should be supporting the greatest ally America has in the Middle East, but that is perhaps too much to ask of this ignorant, arrogant, former community organizer.

© Alan Caruba, 2015

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Obama Funded Netanyahu's Opponent, Possible Taxpayer Dollars Involved

Timothy Birdnow

The Obama Administration funneled huge amount so money into Israel to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu, and at least some of it belonged to U.S. taxpayers.

From American Thinker:

"President Obama’s obvious displeasure with the electoral victory of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu may be in part based on frustration that his own efforts to defeat Bibi went to naught. Now, John McLaughlin, the American pollster hired by the Netanyahu campaign, has charged that those efforts were far larger than previously reported. Jesse Byrnes of The Hill reports:

"What was not well reported in the American media is that President Obama and his allies were playing in the election to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu," John McLaughlin, a Republican strategist, said in an interview on John Catsimatidis's "The Cats Roundtable" radio show broadcast Sunday on AM 970 in New York.

"There was money moving that included taxpayer U.S. dollars, through non-profit organizations. And there were various liberal groups in the United States that were raising millions to fund a campaign called V15 against Prime Minister Netanyahu," McLaughlin said.

He noted an effort to oust Netanyahu was guided by former Obama political operative Jeremy Bird and that V15, or Victory 15, ads hurt Netanyahu in the polls. McLaughlin said the Israeli leader rebounded after delivering a speech to Congress early this month, prompting more critical ads.

As has been previously reported, V15’s parent organization, OneVoice, has received taxpayer funding, which ended in November, before the election. But of course, money is fungible, and a Senate committee is investigating the funding"

End excerpt.

This is what happens when you give government too much money. Obama has the means to stick his nose where it does not belong, and do so on the taxpayer dime in all probability.

He lost this fight. That's why he is being such a baby.

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Kerry thinks Progress made toward Iran deal

John Kerry Donkey

Dana Mathewson

Horse face thinks progress has been made. He's even more a fool than we thought him before this!

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March 22, 2015

Let the Budget Battles Begin

By Alan Caruba

The announcement of a new fiscal budget for the U.S. government always sets the stage for struggles between the spenders and those trying to put some limits on the spending. The spenders usually win because politicians—particularly progressive ones—love to tap the national treasury in order to reward their supporters.

As the Speaker of the House John Boehner said on the occasion of the March 17 announcement, "For 53 of the last 60 years, the federal government has spent more than it has taken in. It is unacceptable.” Not so unacceptable that one Congress after another has not seen fit to ignore common sense and fiscal prudence.

The sheer enormity of the budget tends to overwhelm and I suspect that most voters pay little attention to it and the issues it represents except to want assurances that their benefit check arrives. Rarely mentioned or largely unknown is the size of the nation’s unfunded liabilities, long term obligations in Medicare and Social Security. In 2014 they reached nearly $49 trillion with a "T”.

Our annual Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) what the U.S. takes in for goods and services is about $14 trillion. Our current national debt is $18 trillion and growing. Regarding the unfunded liabilities, Romina Boccia of The Heritage Foundation noted last year that they were "nearly three times the size of the total national debt or more than $150,000 for every person in the U.S.” He predicted that "even the most vulnerable Medicare and Social Security beneficiaries would see their benefits drastically cut after 2030.”

Here’s another way of looking at our debt. When interest rates return to normal WE are going to be paying several hundred billion in interest on our current $18 trillion debt. In short, we have to desperately start cutting spending NOW to reduce that debt. Or else!

The 2016 budget announced by House Budget Chairman Tom Price represents Republican values. As the Wall Street Journal noted, it "would cut spending by $5.5 trillion relative to the status quo over the next decade, reducing federal spending to 18.2% of the economy by 2024. The share today is 20.3% and is headed toward 22.3% in a decade on present trend.” It’s useful to keep in mind that every dollar the government collects and spends is one less dollar that the private sector can spend on starting and expanding businesses large and small.

All that money represents opportunities for waste that are mind-boggling. A recent article in CNS News reported that "Medicare and Medicaid made a combined $77.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2014, a 20.4 percent increase from fiscal 2013, according to data published by the Government Accountability Office and the federal website.” Twelve government programs that wasted money made the Government Accountability Office list including the school lunch and public housing/rental assistance programs.

The good news about the new fiscal budget is that it openly calls for repealing ObamaCare. It also outlines deregulating Medicaid to give governors more flexibility. It is a terrific fiscal burden. The budget took note of the fact that there are too many duplicative government programs such as 92 antipoverty programs. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that consolidating such programs would increase real GDP per capita by 1.5% in 2015. Eliminating a whole bunch of them would save even more.

Jane M. Orient, M.D., the Executive Director of American Physicians and Surgeons, and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, warned that "there seem to be some good first steps, such as block-granting Medicaid to the states. But even Republicans aren’t admitting that their budget also involves fighting over money that we don’t have, that the Federal Reserve will create out of faith and credit.”

"Also absent,” said Dr. Orient, "is recognition of the crushing burden of regulation, especially EPA rules to destroy a huge portion of our electrical generating capacity, with heavy subsidization of costly, unreliable, environmentally destructive wind and solar projects that can’t possibly replace coal, nuclear, or natural gas. Or recognition of the destructive impact of the Department of Education. How about devolving environmental protection and education back to the states, too, along with Medicaid?”

"This new House budget,” said Peter Ferrara, a Heartland Senior Fellow for Entitlement and Budget Policy, "shows the passing of the Age of Obama and the broad gulf of difference between today’s conservative Republicans and the modern, ultra-Left, extremist, neo-socialist Democrats. Reagan-life, the plan would balance the budget without tax increases, while modernizing our increasingly dangerously lagging military.”

The Wall Street Journal editorial pointed out that, "As important, failing to pass a budget would also deprive Republicans of the procedural tool known as reconciliation. This allows the GOP to pass a final budget with a simple majority in the House and Senate, and thus it will be crucial to putting larger reforms of ObamaCare or taxes on Mr. Obama’s desk. A vote against the budget is in that sense a vote for the ObamaCare status quo.”

In sum, the proposed budget represents a serious effort to enact reforms that are long overdue. These and other measures are needed to encourage economic growth, the heart's blood of the nation.

© Alan Caruba, 2015
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March 21, 2015

First March without Tornadoes in U.S. since 1969

Iowa Homeland Security, Emergency Management Division, and The ...

Timothy Birdnow

This March was the first since 1969 where there were no tornadoes in the U.S.

From the Daily Caller courtesy of the Global Warming Policy Foundation:

"You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but Tornado season has started.

The tornado count for March 2015? Zero. That’s right, so far this month there have been no tornadoes reported in the U.S. — this is only the second time this has happened since 1950, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Forbes.

March is usually a pretty big month for severe weather, but this year has been eerily quiet with no tornadoes or severe thunderstorms watches issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. On top of that, the National Weather Service has seen no sign of any dramatic changes for the next week or so.

"We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather,” Greg Carbin, a meteorologist at NOAA, said in a statement. "This has never happened in the record of [Storm Prediction Center] watches dating back to 1970.”

Since the beginning of this year, NOAA has only issued four tornado watches and no severe storm watches. In comparison, NOAA usually issues 52 tornado watches by mid-March. Since January 1st, only 20 tornados have been reported, compared to the 130 tornado average for that time period.

"We’re in a persistent pattern that suppresses severe weather, and the right ingredients — moisture, instability, and lift — have not been brought together in any consistent way so far this year,” Carbin said.

But NOAA warns that we shouldn’t get too used to a quiet tornado season because April and May usually pack a punch when it comes to storms. Weather patterns can also change within a few days, meaning a storm or tornado could come on suddenly"

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So I guess Global Warming causes severe lack of weather in addition to causin bad weather, warming, cooling, and just plain old normal weather. Amazing ecological disaster we are facing!

Nature has a way of flipping these people the bird!

Las señales divinas vienen del cielo

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Quote of the Day on Starbucks

Jack Kemp

From "Why Is There No Starbucks Coffee House in Selma?

My friend looked up various cities, and found that there are no Starbucks Coffee Houses in many of them.
Places like Highland Park, Michigan, which is at the center of Detroit, is inhabited by a population that is 94 percent African-American. Or in Benton Harbor, Michigan, which is almost 90 percent African-American. There is not a Starbucks in either town.

There is not a Starbucks in East St. Louis, Illinois, in which 98 percent of the population is African-American. Nor is there one in Gary, Indiana, whose population is 85 percent African-American.

The recent remembrance of the march on Selma, Alabama had the president walking down the street with many people who fought for civil rights, but once again, Selma doesn’t have a Starbucks. Neither does Ferguson, Missouri.

Here is the point, if Starbucks wants to have a conversation about race, perhaps they should explain why they are not accessible to most of those they claim to advocate for and champion. If being of a different race than white is higher on their list of desirables, why isn’t Starbucks putting their money where their mouth is?

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March 20, 2015

Beauty and the Barbie Beast

A.J. Cameron

The biggest perverts are the globalists who are forcing all of this upon us. They live a dark life behind closed doors. This fits their modus operandi!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Beauty and the Barbie Beast

"Big B̶r̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ Barbie Is Watching You"
Perverts Could Be Data Mining, Data Tracking and Data Trafficking Your Child

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A.J. Cameron

All anyone needs to know is that The Powers That Be (TPTB) will do ANYTHING & EVERYTHING possible to destroy our educational system.

Once the attack is fully deployed ALL children (public, private, parochial, home school) will fall under the blanket of these unenlightened despots. The only exception to this reality is that the children of the powerful and self-appointed elite will be exempt form this attack. The stage will be set for a two-class system, the haves and the have-nots.

What suburbanites may fail to understand is that their children will become part of the have-nots! This is 'By Design'!

What faith-based and private schools administrators fail to realize is that by playing Neville Chamberlain, at some point they will cede the very aspects of their schools that attracts the students to their schools to the narccissists who are behind the curtain, pushing all of the buttons.

The template for education of the have-nots in the 'new America' is the D. C. educational system, and the parents in suburbia and atop faith-based and private schools who champion Conformity Core are placing those for whom they are responsible in grave danger. This is coming to your child's/neighborhood school, whether you believe it, or not.

As for the 'conservative' organizations, many have lost their way, with fund-raising and rubbing shoulders w/ 'important' people trumping conservatism. Conformity Core and ALL of U. N. Agenda 21 must be stopped, and it will take people outside of the. District of Corruption to make this a reality.

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Coach of winning NCAA team tweaks Obama

Jack Kemp

When you fill out an NCAA bracket on national television, this is bound to happen: the coach of a team that pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the day tweaked President Obama for picking against his team. "Hey, Obama,” Georgia State coach Ron Turner said to the camera in the locker room after his 14th-seeded team beat Baylor. "I hope you make better decisions in that presidency than you did about Georgia State.” Obama also picked Iowa State, which fell to UAB today, to make it to the Elite Eight. At least he didn’t pick them to go to the national championship.


In 1997 in Indianapolis, the NCAA championship basketball game was a match between the Kentucky Wildcats and the U. of Arizona Wildcats. When asked who he favored, the Indianapolis mayor said, "Go, Wildcats."

During an Army-Navy football game in the early 1960s, President Kennedy, a Navy veteran whose sympathies were obvious, sat for half the game on the Army side of the field and for half on the Navy side. Kennedy felt an obligation to act presidential and above mere partisanship. I'm not sure if President Eisenhower attended these games, but even he, a West Point graduate, would have felt compelled to sit for half the game on each team's side of the field.

Years ago, a major politician wouldn't be so blatant as to openly pick one American team over another in public. But Obama doesn't have such loyalties or dignity. And doesn't he have a country to run? Wait. Oh. Valerie Jarrett isn't picking any NCAA brackets. That explains it all.

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