'My Uncle Frank in Chicago was a staunch Conservative, and voted straight Republican until the day he died. Since then he has voted Democrat.' (H/T to reader)
Measure S proponents have an ex parte court hearing tomorrow to change the wording on the ballot that has been known to all since last April. These progressives have taken a page from their eco-nut brethren who know how to time lawsuits on projects they oppose so as to drain the cash out of the enterprise no matter the merit of the suits or how they are settled. Now it seems that the pro-S crowd is after the county’s coffers, which, of course, duns us all.
Moonbeam will allow police drones to search your property without a warrant. So don’t get all excited when you see a quadcopter with a sheriff’s star on it hovering outside your window. That will inject a new dynamic into the dialogue with (fancy wording for ‘frost the balls of’) our marijuana growers. How many ways does Big Brother need to watch us?
Giving new meaning to Teflon President, Obama just threw Team Clapper under the bus, claiming that our intelligence community didn’t have a clue about the rise of the ISIS ragheads. The public truth is quite the opposite. The Great Golfer was warned all last year in confidential briefings and publicly (by LTG Flynn, DIA) last February in a taped congressional hearing. Flynn nailed it, Obama ignored it (no doubt on advice of ValerieJ).
Our progressive readers may feel their undies getting into a knot since for years they have accused Bush2 of a perfidious 2003 invasion of Iraq. The only difference is that Bush2, along with leaders worldwide, did listen to his intelligence services and acted accordingly, while Obama did not, and instead acted to bring on the Third Gulf War (here Gulf3) in a quarter century. Let’s hope that he knows how to fight and button up Gulf3 better than Bush2 performed in Gulf2. (Sure would like to see some high ranking brass resign when the CinC ignores the advice and alarums that they are paid to deliver. That would start some interesting national dialogue.)
AG Eric Holder has been another worthy on Team Obama who has wreaked his share of havoc in the public forums. Over the years we have noted and commented on his long list of sins which have in many ways made him an historical standout in that post. His last contribution to Obama’s fundamental transformation of America will be to deprive our constabularies and national security services of the legal use of Bayesian decision tools (more commonly known as ‘profiling’) in their pursuit of bad guys and bad things about to happen. Yep, ol’ Eric will end his ravaging forays across this land with a swift kick in the pants of the Rev Bayes. To cover this significant shortfall we will pray for God’s expanded mercy on us all.
For a more proper and consistent view of the intruder who illegally climbed the fence at 1600 Pennsylvania and made it into the depths of the executive mansion before being collared by the Secret Service, the politically correct appellation for the man should be ‘undocumented White House visitor’ as suggested by Sen Ted Cruz. This would put a different pall over the whole case, and be consistent with the pernicious wordplay that characterizes liberal blather. Don’t hold your breath ;-)
A new Stanford report (here) claims to definitively connect California’s recent drought to climate change – with the strong implication being AGW. But you knew that. NPR this morning was making sure that everyone knew without really saying anything – even a couple of words – on how that causal chain was forged by the investigators. Well, dear reader, your faithful commentator has plumbed the depths of their work, it is all based on the application of “advanced statistical techniques to a large suite of climate model simulations.” There, aren’t you glad you asked. The fact that there does not yet exist a reliable general circulation model (GCM) of earth’s atmosphere should make no never mind, since we all know ‘the debate is over’. All we now need to do is pile on a bunch of such studies using GCMs, and before you know it, national carbon taxes will drive energy prices through the roof. Isn’t science wonderful?
Everyone catch Prime Minister Netanyahu’s UN speech (here)? It was a noteworthy presentation to a world audience. He clearly linked the motivations and purpose of the Nazis’ horrific implementation of ‘racial purity’ in their sought after Lebensraum with Islam’s scriptural, now existential, goal of global religious purity using even more horrific methods (in which light we see the beheading in Oklahoma). To that we may add the collectivists’ (Marxists, socialists, communists) fevered goal of attaining global ideological purity best characterized by the collection of social goals under the rubric of the UN’s Agenda 21.
At this point one is prompted to conclude with ‘... other than that, how did you like the play?’