And, Gonzo, there were no Marine Air Corps or Navy Air Corps….it was either Marine Corps. Aviators or Navy Aviators serving in a Marine or Navy Air Wing. Just saying…
January 21, 2014 at 10:27pm
Sean…I listen to you, and agree with you an a great number of things. But, why have you not done so already? If you do, I get the feeling that you will be treated to comments by Cuomo similar when Rush left when the state was headed by Patterson. But, with all the fanfare aside, there is one thing I can say: if you take your wealth that can be taxed (and, like Glenn has said, move his employees…thereby removing more possible tax revenue from coffers of the State), and get others to follow, it would be all for naught. In the end, the state of New York when the revenue collections are down will go to the Fed for a bailout. Great start, but the hill is high as wide.
September 25, 2013 at 11:24pm
“The treaty will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers, but it will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country. It prohibits the transfer of conventional weapons if they violate arms embargoes or if they promote acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, and if they could be used in attacks on civilians or civilian buildings such as schools and hospitals”
Notice the loophole at the end; there will be those jack-wagon, elitists in Washington and progressive circles who will do the two-step saying “See, the treaty does not infringe on your rights to bear arms.” then, “But, your firearms could be used to attack civilians…So, we have to (insert your favorite prog-lib explanation here.” But, just remember, it will always be for your safety and benefit…
September 23, 2013 at 5:08pm
ProgressiveSlayer, you are right on the money. Indoctrination through fear and reprisal; it was bad enough when schools were doing this on school grounds, but…really, really…at the student’s home? (Although, I am willing to bet that there is some troll who will post here that will state: “Well, the student and his associates were waiting for the bus, and such a sight would have had a harmful effect on the other pupils on the bus. Since the bus is school property, and it makes a stationary action at the student’s home for on-loading/off-loading purposes, then the surrounding environs can be reasonably considered under school administration. Therefore, this student was in violation of the school code regarding weapons possession. Hell, I just probably gave them ammo for…damn, I’m in violation of the school code by mentioning something related to firearms/weapons.) It seems that John Dewey got his wish; it just took a bit longer than he thought.
September 23, 2013 at 2:36pm
The parents were asked to write down their questions, and officials would read them… well, seems very similar to the presidential debates when they ask viewers to send in their questions via e-mail or YouTube. There will be someone to screen them, and only the easy answer-type ones (or those which conform to the agenda or political thoughts to the speakers) will be read.
August 23, 2013 at 7:57pm
In the end, this vicious incident will be part of a larger clarion call for a new conversation about “Race in America”…and the elitist, Ivy-league educated individuals in posts of power today will wheel out the same old tired solution: There was too little of a social safety net provided via government-originated social programs, therefore more money should be dumped in to the current programs (and a slew of new ones should be created) to help prevent something like this from happening again. Because, it’s really worked in the past 50+ years….
August 23, 2013 at 7:34pm
I’ll second the comment that the couple in question couldn’t find a photog business that would cater to their beliefs? If this company being ruled against was the only game in town, well… I get the feeling that it would have been cracked down on by the Justice Department for being a monopoly. (Because, the feds hate competition in the monopoly business…)
August 12, 2013 at 5:22pm
I used to be stationed in San Diego…and, this is not new/shocking (to me, anyway.) I saw guys like this when I was there from 01-05, who had all sorts of federal/state/local benefit programs they were enrolled in and would still take the time to panhandle (Horton Plaza Mall was, and still is, the main center due to its proximity to the bars and clubs of downtown.) I went back to SD in April on vacation, and nothing changed…except the bums now text on IPhones and Androids while hitting you up for money.
July 25, 2013 at 11:02pm
I love reading lib-progressive folks like you bad mouth Chik-fil-a, and then passing through Weir-Cook International Airport (IND)…watching Pac-Nor-West and East Coast libs always eating in there before their flights out. Sure, you hate it publicly (and, always on a flight to tell your seatmate how much you do…my sympathy for those who have to suffer through it; I’ve been there.) But, it tastes so good…don’t it? And, here I thought that lib-progs were so understanding, and loved diversity so much (caveat being as long if the diversity is within their pre-determined mindset.)
July 25, 2013 at 10:51pm
Reading this story, researching it (there is a lack of stories on the MSM and electronic media), and Glenn, Andrew, etc. highlighting it on both radio and television…well, it reminds me of the old British quote regarding the Dervishes and the Maxim Gun. However, the Maxim gun is pointed inward for defense of the Dervishes. The NSA (and, other agencies I get the feeling) have the ability to chronicle our daily lives, but we cannot put the simplest defense measures like a fence (or similar remote sensing tech) at an entry point spanning the Southern Border? Politics, folks…and both parties are doing everything to stay in power BAMN. Kick most of the bastards out in ’16 (it probably won’t happen), because they have constantly shown they don’t give a damn about you (only your vote, hence various “social” programs).
“Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
July 17, 2013 at 7:03pm
And, without further ado, cue the song “Fingerprint File” by the Stones. (As Mick said, “These days its all about secrecy, no privacy…”)
July 15, 2013 at 9:38pm
Because, according to the history of B.H. Obama, the thinkers and movers of the Middle East discovered the basics of astro-space travel and pioneered such forward thinking moves during the Dark Ages. History records that the Middle East was the first to utilize such information…right? (Right? They did develop rockets to explore, and not to carry payloads to eliminate any opposition to their ways (see Iraq SCUD or Iran Nuclear programs)
July 15, 2013 at 9:25pm
@ Bum Thrower and Turkey13- You are both right. Just wait until the unions for aerospace engineers/workers hear of this, as such will state that such tech advances is wrong because it might end the jobs of those prompt due-paying members involved in aerospace manufacture (although, it might end faults and failures in the products they produce for the most part. (I will say this, as a person who was a Teamster Union member, labor unions hate innovation…as machines never pay dues, and such organizations always reward screw-ups as ammo for forcing more restrictions on business to fill their coffers.) But, never fear true believers, such organizations will find a way to adapt to the changing times…
July 12, 2013 at 12:54am
A few observations about the progressive-libs that have seen time and time again, over the years (having gone to college with such minded students, and having lived in California for a number of years): 1.) Most that I have encountered subscribe to some form of the old Paul Erlich fear of overpopulation, namely Mr. Erlich’s observation “Cheap energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” Such beliefs would explain why such persons are adverse to natural gas mining/processing/availability, and nuclear power (But, always cloaked in a compassion for nature and the environment.) It might also explain why they support abortion, but strangely are against capital punishment (again, shrouded in compassion for…well, you can insert a number of social issues here.) When eugenics became unfashionable, the belief had to change to become something more innocuous and seemingly noble.
2.) For all the talk that such people put into “renewable energy sources”, like the vaunted solar and wind power (that if we crash develop such things right now), these folks never want to be settled living near them. Case in point, one from a personal experience with a family member. My uncle has property that was prime to generate wind power, and was offered a decent price for use therewith. He objected to the use, because (echoes of Ted Kennedy on this one) he did not want the wind mills to spoil his view of the natural beauty there (i.e NIMBY.)
I think you need to work on your power of observation - or at least on the conclusions you seem to draw from such.
As perhaps a 'liberal' and maybe 'progressive'...
I am against abortion AND capital punishment
I used to support nuclear power - until I realized the 'failure' threat (result of failure) far outweighs benefit - and the fact we have no plan for 10,000 year waste disposal
I do not have a fear of overpopulation - but rather a concern for such - considering we CURRENTLY have a global food and water crisis with the population we have now.
I am not adverse to natural gas mining etc., but I am deeply concerned at the overall 'cost' of such short-term programs. I personally have observed some of those costs with mt top removal, drilling in Natl Forests and the like.
EVERY REASONABLE person I know did/does NOT support eugenics
I support renewable energy sources and can happily report that our property looks upon a wind turbine. I also understand there are various 'costs' to them as well.
Curious, for those (conservatives) supporting more coal production and use... Would they be willing to have their nearby property decimated by something like mt top removal - or... Would they be willing to live directly near a coal energy production plant - or say... next to a nuclear power plant (perhaps in an area that say, also has earthquake potential)?
Even direct observation does not always lead to proper analysis (of some seemingly apparent) collec
July 10, 2013 at 11:00pm
Amen, son…the First Amendment flows both ways (although the lib-prog left only want it to go one direction. Freedom lovers they pretend to be…)
July 9, 2013 at 10:10pm
Totally kick-ass application. I’m thinking about the extended cut of Aliens, and wanted something like remote sentries when I saw it in the film. I have a couple of months before class start up again, so I think I might try this if only for the fun factor (if I can make it work.)
July 5, 2013 at 2:00am
A little bit of Blue Oyster Cult (albeit, modified): “Oh, no…they say she has to go. Bride, bride bridezil…” (Well, you can guess where I am going.) I am with the others in the comment section…I get the feeling that this marriage will probably not last long.
June 28, 2013 at 3:47pm
This scandal, and the one that happened to Gen. Petraeus, is very reminiscent of the old KGB “honey trap” that was used to recruit moles. Old Chicago way, I guess: have some dirt on someone in an important position, and leverage them to follow the line as directed.
June 25, 2013 at 11:00pm
Seems cool; can’t wait to try it out. But, there will be some environmentalist will say how bad it is for the planet (by analyzing the component part of it); and, there will be those who will say it hurts dry cleaners and other related service industry groups (who will then petition D.C. to regulate it to the hilt.)
June 25, 2013 at 10:44pm
Kudos for the Metallica ref…with some rewording (or not with the current batch of policy makers in D.C.) Seek and Destroy would also be an acceptable answer…