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RajCaj

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  • [7] July 30, 2014 at 1:50pm

    @Texas-Freedom

    How?

    The head of the DOJ has echoed Louis Learners concern about domestic “crazies” taking down the country in an interview just a few weeks ago.

    Couple that, with a complicit media….there is no shot in hell that she faces time.

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  • [5] July 30, 2014 at 1:37pm

    In addition, she thinks that the domestic “crazies” are a greater danger to this country than foreign terrorists (with a free flowing southern border btw)

    A few weeks ago, Eric Holder said that domestic “home grown” terrorism is what keeps him up at night. Is he talking about misguided Americans adopting a Jihadi mentality, or is he talking about middle age male WASP preppers with concealed carry licenses?

  • [5] July 29, 2014 at 11:07am

    The folks that push the theory that the likes of Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid are crazy, delusional, and/or suffering from dementia do a disservice to the real root cause.

    These people aren’t crazy….they are political populist hacks. They will do / say whatever it takes to garner support of their constituents. She doesn’t have to worry about Jewish voters in her district being upset with her stance on the conflict because the Jewish voters in her district are as liberal as they come, and side with the Palestinians. The Arab voters in her district are also pushing for her to come out in support of Palestine…so is it any surprise that she comes out sympathetic of the plight of Palestinians?

    You guys, that think these politicians actually believe what they say, give them too much credit.

  • July 24, 2014 at 11:13am

    @SimpleTruths

    I get the point you’re making….but is Tony Dungy’s job to win football games or be a social justice warrior for gay rights? Will the owner of the team Tony coaches excuse losses, that can be associated with the media circus that would follow?

    It’s a serious question, because the role of a NFL football coach & a social justice warrior for gay rights in the NFL have competing objectives.

    Tony was asked to analyze the situation, in the role of a NFL COACH, and provide an assessment.

    He was NOT asked whether or not it is right / wrong for NFL players being resistant to having openly gay players in the locker room, or if it was right or wrong for sports / news media to put a player’s sexual preference in a higher priority than the football news related to the team / players.

    But because certain groups of people have been trained to knew jerk react, with hanging scarlet letters around the neck of people they disagree with…many people have not stopped to critically think & consider what I presented above.

    Instead, they want to run the guy out of town on a rail because he elected to not respond as a social justice warrior, and instead responded as a NFL Analyst & NFL Coach.

  • [1] July 24, 2014 at 10:58am

    @HarryPotter

    You’re right…it shouldn’t be a problem, but it is. That’s not Tony Dungy’s problem to fix, that’s the media’s (in respect to the media creating a distraction with their “laser like focus” on Sam’s sexuality, and not his abilities as a St. Louis Rams football player)

    If being gay in our society wasn’t such a BFD (which is a byproduct of our multicultural approach to social diversity in our country), the Media wouldn’t be so infatuated with it. If the Media wasn’t infatuated with it, coaches / GMs wouldn’t have any issues with drafting him (particularly given his marginal talent level)

    Point I’m getting at is Tony was asked to engage in a hypothetical, and perform a cost / benefit analysis of drafting Michael Sam, and render an ultimate decision he would have made (or suggested to the GM) regarding drafting Michael Sam.

    The information Tony took into consideration did not include his own personal feelings of homosexuality, but instead considered what is the talent / production upside of Michael Sam, and would the associated risks with his open stance on his sexuality (particularly related to media attention & ability to discipline / release Sam – due to lack of production) outweigh what he could bring to the team. Tony’s answer was yes, the negatives outweighed the positives, and he wouldn’t have drafted him.

    As I pointed out, if Michael Sam was 1st round draft talent, the outcome of his “cost / benefit” analysis would have l

  • July 24, 2014 at 10:38am

    They did ask about the server. The IRS said that their server backups are only kept for 6 months, where the media is then erased & re-used to backup the next 6 months of emails.

    When asked why they didn’t use the server backup to recover Lois’ emails, the IRS said that it would have been too difficult, because the method they were using to backup the emails put all the emails, from all the IRS employees, into one big bucket, and would have taken too much time / been too difficult to isolate all of Lois’ emails and return those into usable form.

    That sounds like a bunch of horse crap, because otherwise…why the heck would you have a DR backup in the first place? But it could be that their data retention policy, or disaster recover policy in place only allows for emails to be restored based on some level of event criticality.

    You’d think that Congressional oversight would have elevated the criticality level, such that a disaster recovery process was initiated, but apparently they deemed it low criticality event (evidenced by Learners email message saying “Opps, oh well, stuff happens), and didn’t meet the required threshold to perform a server backup.

    They then went on to stall / delay for 6 months, giving enough time for their server backup policy to dictate erasing of her email backups, so that this guy could come in and say “We were just following policy”

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  • July 24, 2014 at 10:23am

    Furthermore, how the heck does a laptop, of an office worker, get scratched?

    Forgive my ignorance, but are they talking about the physical exterior being scratched (which should have no effect on data recovery), or was one of the platters in the interior scratched? Was it a SSD HDD or a Mechanical HDD?

  • July 23, 2014 at 4:51pm

    The reason some teams take a chance on players with potentially distracting qualities usually has something to do with the talent level, and how much they cost the team.

    Plaxico Burres was a great talent, until his poor decision making caught up with him and got 2yrs in jail for getting caught with an unregistered firearm in NYC

    Aaron Hernandez could have been an incredible TE talent in the NFL, but he went off and murdered someone

    Ray Lewis (allegedly) killed someone, but was held on to because he is one of the best LBs to play the game, and he put butts in seats & sold jerseys

    Point is, Michael Sam is a marginal talent (according to the NFL scouts), and that is why teams were not stepping up to roll the dice on him….like they have for many other more talented players.

  • [2] July 23, 2014 at 4:38pm

    @ModernRepublican

    I don’t disagree with anything you said…given the known population in the US that identify themselves as homosexual, and given that likely there will only be a small subset of that number that will make it in professional sports…it’s entirely possible that you could end up with a few percent of professional football players as openly gay. Maybe one day, sports media will treat people according to their character & athleticism, not their sexual preference.

    That said, why should Tony be punished for highlighting a potential risk to the success of his ball club (media distraction, acceptance in the locker room), and ultimately deciding that a 7th round draft pick isn’t worth the liability….particularly when it’s his job (and livelihood) on the line?

    If Sam were a phenomenal talent, his calculus might be different….and may be willing to accept that risk…but that is not who Michael Sam is.

    If people want to take issue with Tony not sacrificing his employment & ability to manage a football team of man children, in effort of being a “social justice warrior”, fine….but that’s an entirely different accusation than him being characterized as an anti-gay bigot over his analysis of a hypothetical.

  • [5] July 23, 2014 at 4:27pm

    @HarryPotter

    Tony was being real & honest in his analysis, given his understanding of the “mood” regarding homosexuality in a NFL locker room and the tact & approach sports news media would take.

    Given his experience as a coach, I’ll defer to his expertise & understanding of how important a drama free locker room to winning, and how hard it is to keep players focused on football.

    A NFL head coaches job is educate & train your players on your particular football system, which includes minimizing distractions. In some cases, coaches will roll the dice on players with backgrounds that could be a distraction, but possess phenomenal talent….which often times doesn’t work out.

    DeSean Jackson is an incredible Wide Receiver, but was let go by the Eagles because he was getting involved with gang activity. (distraction)

    New York Giants took a chance on Plaxico Burras, but ended up letting him go after he served his prison term for shooting himself in the foot, with an unregistered firearm in NY because he was a distraction.

    Terrel Owens, who was a prolific WR, bounced from team to team because where ever he went, the media made it the TO Show (distraction)

    A coach turning down a player (particularly a marginal talent) because of personal issues is nothing new…but because its about someone’s sexuality, it’s a BFD.

    Tony shouldn’t be indicted as being anti-gay over that hypothetical.

  • [2] July 23, 2014 at 3:45pm

    Agreed cjrock86, but we have a significant number of Americans, and a majority of our federal politicians, that are of the mindset that gov officials aren’t able to actually do anything good (IE, develop laws that provision money to special groups) until they’ve had time to build some clout & influence among their peers.

    The politicians in Washington have erected an inner circle (establishment types) that requires any freshman legislators to “play ball” in order to be put on select committees & other intra governmental groups, where they then have power & influence to bring home the bacon….that their state has now become dependent on.

    Look at the Mississippi GOP primary. Aside from pandering to democrat voters, Thad ran on the fact that he’s brought home his share of the pork barrel spending, and that the state would lose an influential member of Congress if his opponent were elected.

    I’ve heard Republicans in Louisiana rationalize voting for Mary Landreau because she brings money back from Washington to fund projects in their industry…which is how they put food on the table for their family.

    We’ve reached a tipping point, in terms of being dependent on this kind of government, that pits self interests with principles…and they know that.

  • [8] July 23, 2014 at 8:29am

    Nail on the head.

    Tony’s analysis, and ultimate hypothetical decision, was based on what he knows of the mood of the NFL players toward the subject, and his understanding of what distractions in the locker room do to your ability to stay focused on football & win games.

    People, in their blind rage, are pegging these comments on Tony, as if he came out and said I wouldn’t have drafted him because I’m personally against homosexuality.

    At the very worst, people could be upset with Tony for not being willing to jeopardize his job & his team’s chances of winning football games, so that he can go out and be a warrior for “social justice”.

    That is a VERY different charge than being accused of hating gays

  • [8] July 22, 2014 at 5:16pm

    True, and folks seem to be confusing Dungy’s analysis with his personal views. Dungy never said he wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam because he disagrees with Sam’s lifestyle & sexual preference. He said he wouldn’t have taken him because he felt he would have been a distraction in the locker room.

    That’s an analysis of what the mood is, among the avg NFL player in the locker room, with an understanding of how important it is to be focused on football, and only football.

    What people are upset about is that Tony didn’t take the opportunity to be a warrior for the cause, and forego results on the football field, in the name of “social justice”.

    If people want to get upset with Tony over something, it should be about that….not assuming that Tony personally hates gays.

  • [1] July 21, 2014 at 5:30pm

    You don’t have to wonder….it’s just not true. (If you take Glenn on his word)

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard him say he was doing this for media protection, and I’m pretty sure I’ve heard him rail against Republicans supporting amnesty on the idea that it will buy them favor.

    I think he was trying to pay by the rules he thinks we all should live by (Government takes care of justice, and PEOPLE take care of mercy….given limited gov folks keep talking about Government reducing its role in our lives…particularly in the “mercy” market)

    I happen to not agree with Beck sending toys for the kids (food / cloths, yes), but I get where he is coming from. People ask for limited governments, but stop at the edge of taking the responsibilities seized by the government back.

  • [1] July 21, 2014 at 5:21pm

    Sorry, but I can’t stand when people say that liberalism is a mental disorder, a form of insanity, a mental disease, etc…

    Liberalism is not bi-polar disease. Liberalism is not a mental condition, dictated by some imbalance of chemicals, or hormones.

    To suggest as much does a disservice to what MODERN liberalism is, and how its addressed.

    It’s an ideology, just like conservatism, and it’s one that is particularly appealing to those who are out of touch with reality, or particularly predisposed to emotionally rationalizing thought processes.

    It’s why the young typically identify as liberals, and why academic centers are perfect breeding grounds for that thought process. It all sounds good on paper, until it actually goes into practice….and then it doesn’t work, and others are blamed, using arguments that tug at heart strings & tap into your fears.

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 3:06pm

    Unless Julian Castro has something to say about it……in the event he doesn’t want to wait another 8yrs to improve his bonafides first.

  • [7] July 18, 2014 at 11:39am

    @love the kids

    You can divide up the entire modern liberal progressive movement into 2 camps….the leaders & the followers.

    The leaders, who are the ones participating in the modern liberal think tanks & setting policy, are the ones that have developed the thought process described by Muravchik.

    The followers are the ones you describe, that blindly follow hash-tag social media blasts, and what’s fed to them in Main Stream Media.

    You need to be aware of both to address them

  • [5] July 17, 2014 at 8:25am

    Agreed….but how does he hold people accountable?

    The White House defies previous judicial ruling and declares that their inner circle be immune from testifying in front of congressional oversight committees.

    The DOJ stonewalls & outright refuses to investigate & prosecute criminal activity within the Democrat ranks.

    And a complicit media hides it all from the citizenry

  • [1] July 16, 2014 at 4:30pm

    @Wyldman

    “…his integrity among the Democrat base voter”

    I get what you’re saying, but I’d wager > than 50% of voting Democrats will twist & contort ways of defining “secure” such that they can tend to agree with this statement, or they will just flat out apply a little cognitive dissonance to that particular statement because of ALL the other great work he does for their party.

    If the Democrat political strategic powers that be honestly believed that Harry’s bomb throwing would cause likely Democrat voters to second guess their party affiliation, they would have muzzled him by now.

  • [13] July 16, 2014 at 4:14pm

    I understand the guy was emotional, but (as the guys on the Beck radio show pointed out yesterday) there was probably a more articulate way of getting his point across. Probably still would have resulted in him getting fired / forced out….but fatherless black children don’t account for the same mentality that exists with the poor inner city Hispanics, Asians & whites.

    The common denominator is ultimately education & lacking instruction on how to be a decent human being. Having 2 well adjusted parents sure as heck helps with the uptake of those both.

    Just saying, a lack of black Dads (any guy can father a child, takes something more to be a Dad) is a symptom of the problem, not the end-all be-all….and I think that is where this reporter messed up.

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