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Blood Falls…

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That’s the name given to the red water coming out of the face of Taylor Glacier into Lake Bonney  in Antarctica.   Scientists have discovered the water is colored  by  a bacteria  in the water,  which is now believed to be part of a larger hydraulic system connecting the lakes in the regions Dry Valleys.

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April 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

When the deep purple falls…

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Nino Tempo and April Stevens performed a brother and sister  duet which made this song from the 30’s a Grammy-winning hit in the 60’s.   But the lyrics referred to nightfall,  not a  Chilean volcano  turning the sunset sky an eerie eggplant.

 

 

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April 30, 2015 at 10:19 am

Obama on violence…

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Michael Ramirez says with  one drawing  what it would take pages of punditry to explain.

 

 

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April 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Don’t kiss Fido…

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I know I’ve said this before,  but it really does bear repeating with ObamaCare having been so destructive to our medical system.   Do not let your dog or cat lick your face..   Here’s why.

 

 

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April 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

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Canadians really are nice…

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What a  lovely surprise  this young man got.

 

 

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April 28, 2015 at 11:46 pm

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Reality bites…

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This woman was a big fan of ObamaCare  until she  found out what “free” would cost her.

I do so enjoy hearing that reality has bitten another liberal dreamer in the butt.

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April 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

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Unleash chaos…

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Baltimore has been a troubled city for quite some time.   “While we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on,” the current mayor said of the protesters.   “We also gave those  who wished to destroy  space to do that as well.   And we work very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate,  and that’s what you saw.”

Those are the words of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, which the gangs and agitators have taken to mean absolute license for them to do as they please,  and they please to rampage and destroy.  She is trying to  walk back  the comment,  but seems quite unaware that she has opened up the city to lawsuits by those with damaged businesses and homes.   98% of the victims of crime in Baltimore are black,  as are the suspects,  as Sheriff David Clark just said on Neil Cavuto’s show.   In Ferguson,  outside agitators caused most of the violence,  but it as only three arrests have been made of non-residents,  it appears locals are mostly to blame.  Because Rawlings-Blake is black,  you  won’t see  the DOJ showing up to run over her and other local elected officials.   The previous mayor was also a black woman,  who had little success dealing with poverty and crime.   The mayor before that was one Martin O’Malley,  who went on to become governor of Maryland,  and is currently pretending he might challenge Hillary in the Democratic presidential primary.

Back to Her Honor.   She merely took a page out of the book of excuse and appeasement of His Oneness,  who was famously wrong on Henry Louis Gates,  Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown,  and continues to be wrong about Iran,  Russia,  Hamas,  Hezbollah, and most of the universe. Mr. Obama does not believe he has to obey the law,  so why should anyone else?   Calling out police in force after  the destruction is  well under way is a sign of weakness and incompetence.   How can anyone believe it is okay to allow violence and destruction?

Major news media outlets  have failed  to report one of the main leaders of the “splinter group” of Baltimore protesters who turned violent,  Malik Shabazz,  is a notorious racist and the former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party,  identifying him only as  “president of Black Lawyers for Justice.”

Baltimore  already has  eight  injured police,  and there will be more,  even if the  gang threat  isn’t carried out.   The police officers in whose custody Freddie Gray was so grievously injured will be judged.   Meanwhile,  those causing the trouble don’t give a damn about Gray or any of the citizens whose homes and businesses they are destroying.

I haven’t found a separate statement by His Oneness on the late Mr. Gray,  but the White House did announce it  was sending  Broderick Johnson,  chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force,  and two other aides to the funeral today.   They were unnecessary except to show Obama’s  “concern”,  and we didn’t need Rep. Elijah Cummings’  rant at  the funeral,  either.   Nor does the situation  require Al  Sharpton pouring fuel on the conflagration.

At some point one must ask if chaos is the Democrats’ desired outcome, based on the theory that sufficient pandemonium will so terrify the citizenry that they will agree to any government action,  no matter how egregious,  if promised safety.   It has happened before,  here and abroad,  because progressives have a totalitarian tendency which sticks out its ugly head despite their best efforts to cloak it in caring and demands for justice.   Look for martial law shortly,  since the police are being overwhelmed,  and the governor has signed an executive order calling out the National Guard.

UPDATE:  His Oneness is now  pledging help  for Baltimore after meeting with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch,  who is Eric Holder in a skirt.

 

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April 27, 2015 at 11:52 pm

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