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Finally…

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A black Democratic state representative named Bill Patmon has done the state of Ohio proud by finally saying what I’ve been thinking for weeks now:   “You hear a lot of demonstrations across the country now about ‘Black Lives Matter.’   Well,  they skipped one place,  they should be in front of Planned Parenthood.   They skipped one place,  not just the police department,  stand in front of Planned Parenthood.  Black lives matter. American lives matter.”

Rep. Patmon is  acting like  an adult,  not an adolescent,  a statesman,  not a politician,  and I find that as refreshing as a long drink of water from a cold spring in high summer.

UPDATE:  Here is  a longer take from Michael Potemra,  who does a fine job of explaining why this is an extraordinary event.

 

 

 

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July 31, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Your state is conservative when…

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…this highly entertaining  scene takes  place in court.

 

 

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July 31, 2015 at 10:13 am

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New hack…

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Not even air-gapped computers  are safe  from hackers,  as researchers in Israel have just proven by using a simple cell phone.   That means computers used in our most sensitive installations are at risk,  and our government is doing a big fat nothing about it.

Moral:  If you have electronics,  they can be hacked!

 

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July 30, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Aerial exorcism…

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A town in Italy has had  an exorcism  performed by a priest flying above it in a helicopter.   That has to be a first.  The ritual may well drive out the demons,  but it may not stop the  moral rot which has caused the local churches to be targeted.   I hope it works.

 

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July 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

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Paragraph 36…

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Once again I must point out that His Oneness, Sec. Moniz and Sec. Kerry could not negotiate their way out of a wet paper bag with instructions printed on the inside.   They did not negotiate with Iran  —  they surrendered,  abjectly,  embarrassingly.

The aforementioned paragraph  basically says  Iran can say one of the parties isn’t behaving properly,  wait 35 days,  claim to be unsatisfied,  then terminate the agreement.   It is a beautiful exit strategy.  The translation is:   The stupid USA is paying us to acquire nuclear tactical weapons and conventional weapons which we will use to destroy Israel,  then the USA,  then take over the world.

I’ll get to some of the other goodies contained in that treasonous document,  but at least you know know when the final clock begins ticking.

 

 

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July 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Boston won’t host Olympics…

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And Howie Carr is  absolutely thrilled  that Boston’s overlords will not be able to fleece taxpayers yet again.

I can not imagine why any city would want to host the modern Olympics with all the congestion and security requirements.

 

 

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July 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

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Obama vs IGs…

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The Obama Administration has announced that inspectors general will have to get permission from their agency heads to gain access to grand jury,  wiretap and fair credit information.   In other words,  His Oneness is limiting the  ability of the IGs to do their jobs.

The IGs were set up to be independent from the rest of government,  including the White House and the Department of Justice.   Without independence,  an inspector general becomes just another government employee,  subject to bureaucratic pressures.

This latest is merely the formalization of Obama’s  push to  rid himself of the oversight provided by IGs.   A  few Congress  critters are taking note.

 

 

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July 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm