Sep 2, 2015

If You Make Police the Enemy THIS is What to Expect (IMAGE)

Real Clear Politics reports on one young man who sees that the Black Lives Matter movement only promotes racism and hatred of police officers.

“Now they’re encouraging black people to go kill white people, because they want white people to feel what we felt 400 years ago,” says 27 year-old Marine veteran Michael Whaley in a message to the Black Lives Matter movement. “News flash… were you born 400 years ago?”
“Before you start throwing stuff out, do research.”

“Do you know about the three civil rights activists killed in Mississippi? It was two white guys and a black guy… Their lives mattered.”
“You know why they supported Martin Luther King? They saw the same thing Martin Luther King saw. They only see human beings, they cared, they wanted to make a change, and they died… There were white people that supported MLK, there were white people that supported Malcolm X. They actually cared.”

POWERFUL Meme Illustrates Obama’s Response to Murdered Cops

Breitbart reports that President Obama finally reacted to the murder of Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser.
It should also be noted that his response is three days late.
On his way to Alaska this afternoon, President Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of the slain Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser.

“On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers,” Obama said in a statement released this evening.
Obama said that he promised Goforth’s widow that he would continue to praise bravery of police officers who served their communities.
“Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable — an affront to civilized society,” Obama said.
The suspect, Shannon J. Miles, was charged for the execution-style shooting, accused of firing 15 shots into Goforth’s body at close range.
In his statement, Obama reminded Americans what he said about police officers during his Statue of the Union speech in February.
“As I said in my State of the Union Address, we’ve got to be able to put ourselves in the shoes of the wife who won’t rest until the police officer she married walks through the door at the end of his shift,” he said. “That comfort has been taken from Mrs. Goforth. So we must offer her our comfort – and continue to stand up for the safety of police officers wherever they serve.”

Tomorrow, Obama will resume his hypocritical blabbing about how police are out of control and specifically targeting blacks for their skin color.
Blacks targeting police officers and murdering them in cold blood is not an issue for this man who is doing everything in his power to destroy America.

Author of 14th Amendment Explains EXACTLY Who It Was Meant For

Laura Ingraham and John Kasich got into a debate over the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship.

Transcript via Real Clear Politics:

LAURA INGRAHAM, HOST: This is Census Bureau numbers, or CIS numbers. There are 300,000 children who are born in the United States each year, neither parent an American citizen. What’s your reaction to that?
GOV. JOHN KASICH: Well, I mean, we have laws here that say that if you’re born here in America you become a citizen.
INGRAHAM: There’s actually no law that says that. There’s no law that says that.
KASICH: Well, I think if you’re born here, my understanding is, I thought it was in the 14th amendment that says equal protection, if you’re born here, you become a citizen. Am I wrong on that? If I’m wrong on it, I’ll be glad to —
INGRAHAM: There’s a Citizenship Clause in the 14th amendment, written by Howard Jacob, who himself said it was never meant to apply to foreigners, neither parent being an American citizen. It was directed towards the slaves of course, who were being continued to be abused in our society, who people wanted to consider less than an American citizen. And, they were subject to the jurisdiction therof, which is the key phrase in that Constitutional provision. I think, we can quibble about the phrasing of the Constitution and what it really means, I think what’s happened and, again I don’t want to make this about Trump, this is about you, but I think the reason people are so frustrated, they’re frustrated, Governor, is things don’t seem fair. For people to come here, and, frankly Bush was right, a lot of folks who come here are Asians, they have birth hotels in Long beach and Arizona, and Texas, a lot of people come here because when they get that American passport for their kid, that’s an anchor. And, people say we’re not going to use anchor baby, that’s rude. Why is it rude? It’s a phrase, because that’s how people use birthright in this country to stay here and to be able to say, look, you’re not going to separate families are you, governor, that would be horrible.
KASICH: Let me just say something, you know, people are frustrated, but you know what, people also have to count their blessings here in the United States of America. My father carried mail on his back, you came from humble beginnings, you’re one of the most popular radio talk show opinion leaders in the country, you’re on Fox News with O’Reilly, you subsitute for him. I’m running for President of the United States. We’ve got problems in this country, but we ought to start counting some of our blessings.

INGRAHAM: So, you’re thinking people are upset for no reason? They haven’t gotten a wage increase in 17 years, governor.
KASICH: No, no, no. You know what, no, I don’t like that. And, that’s because we’ve had bad economic policies. But, we have a lot of good in America and we spend an awful lot of time in this country now talking about all the bad. We ought to at least spend 25% of our time talking about some of the great things that happen. Talk about the advances in medical care, the advances in education.

Sid Blumenthal Blasts Tea Party In EPIC ‘Confidential’ Memo To Hillary Clinton (3 Pics)

Former aide to Bill Clinton Sid Blumenthal completely unloaded on the Tea Party in a three-page memo to Hillary Clinton. Marked “Confidential,” the 2010 memo, released Monday in the latest State Department dump of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, highlights the extreme right’s stranglehold on the Republican party:
“The Republican Party today is a captive party. It is captive to the swamp fevers of the extreme right. It is captive to its out-of-power desperation for political power—willing to do and say anything to grab it—willing to use extremists to help climb back to power—willing to give the extremists power. No one is speaking up for responsible conservatism within the Republican Party.”
Blumenthal explained that “no one is speaking up for responsible conservatism,” with Republicans no longer bothering to draw a line between the party and its fringe elements. The former Clinton advisor added that no one has the courage to “condemn the outrageous bigotry and slander against the President.” He questioned whether or not Republicans have finally lost all “sense of decency.”
“The Republican Party is in a state of political disorder,” Blumenthal told Hillary Clinton. “Into the midst of its chaos a Trojan Horse has been thrust in the form of a self-proclaimed Tea Party as though the extremists behind it have something to do with the American Revolution and are not a stealth takeover operation of a confused political party funded by the same people who paid for the extremist movements against President Eisenhower and President Kennedy.” He said that, if one follows the money, there is a “straight line” between extremists that opposed Eisenhower and Kennedy, as well as a shared connection to the John Birch Society — as well as the rhetoric:
“Listen closely. Yet another of those lines are the same accusations of disloyalty. Ike was a Communist. John F. Kennedy was a Communist. They said President Nixon was a tool of international Communism. And when the Cold War was ending they said Ronald Reagan was ‘a useful idiot of the Kremlin.’ Now they are saying that President Obama is a socialist and at the same time a fascist. They say he’s a racist and a secret Muslim. They claim the President of the United States is not an American. It’s so crazy it sounds like a science fiction novel, but we’ve heard it all before.
“The extremists have not changed,” he explained, insisting that no matter how much of a joke one might consider the Tea Party to be, and it is dangerous to ignore them. “In the name of the founding fathers, the Constitution and the flag, in the name of taking back our country and restoring it,” he told Clinton, ” they would transform our democracy into something we wouldn’t recognize.”
Under a Tea Party regime, Blumenthal said the United States would no longer exist as something we would recognize. The extremists would, if they managed to gain power, destroy religious equality, protections against discrimination, public education, a safe environment, national highways, safe transportation, Social Security, Medicare, health care for all, and other staples of our society.
“If you think that if they had their way they wouldn’t kick the country into an economic abyss, produce another Great Depression, then I’ve got a reality show in Alaska for you,” he joked about Sarah Palin’s hilariously awful reality show.
“The Republican Party is being purged of moderates, responsible conservatives, anyone who has a thought they don’t like,” he warned. “Out of loud declarations of love of country, they will break this country apart. ” But, Blumenthal says, the Tea Party is not just at war with President Obama. They are at war with any America that has existed past the early 1800s:
“President Obama is their target because the people have put him in his office and he stands in the way of the extremists. They are against him precisely because he’s making progress. And progress is not what they want. They want power for themselves. So they will say anything to tear down the President. But they are at war with more than President Obama. They are at war with President Andrew Jackson. That’s how far back they want to go. They want to go back the 1830s. They want to go back to before the Civil War…
…They want to interpose their rule and their power above that of majority rule and democratic government—and nullify the law of the land in the name of their strange doctrines. So when I say that this is dangerous and toxic, we’ve been there before. Fanatics have divided America in the past. We know, as another president said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Unfortunately, Blumenthal is correct. To keep Americans from having affordable healthcare, the Tea Party was willing to shut down the government in 2013. We regularly hear the extreme Right demonize public education, instead pushing unqualified parents to rip their children from school and educate them at home. Racism, hatred, and violence are three items rarely absent from Tea Partiers’ platforms. We are repeatedly told of the “takers” who are destroying America by having the audacity to be so poor as to need assistance from various social programs.
Already, extremists are openly discriminating against Muslims, the LGBT community, and other groups that are not American (white) enough for them — and, unfortunately, Blumenthal’s predictions are coming true. Donald Trump is considered a serious candidate for President by a high percentage of Republicans, despite that he is absolutely terrible in every way.
The Republican party is now an entity that lacks good ideas, is attractive to nothing but the worst people our society has to offer, and exists only as a constant reminder to the rest of us that it is important to fight to keep our nation intact — exactly as Blumenthal predicted.
In the 2014 elections, Democrats — the people who have the power to halt an extremist usurpation of power — were apathetic. As a result, Republicans managed to not only maintain power in the House of Representatives, but to gain a majority in the Senate.
In 2016, it is imperative that we not make this mistake again. Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have a lot to offer our nation. Both poll excellently against all current Republican candidates. It is important that we keep up this momentum, and that we never make the same mistake we made in 2014. Our votes are the best weapon we have against the Right’s attempts to transform America — use them.
Read the full letter, below:

The Evils of Capitalism Exposed in One Powerful Meme (3 Pics)

 Look upon this meme, ye capitalists, and weep.
Socialists are people who either 1) are badly misinformed about social scientific matters, or 2) make a common philosophical mistake that I’ve dubbed the “Cohen Fallacy,” in honor of G. A. Cohen.
Regarding 1: Here is a ranking of all countries by how capitalist they are as of 2011. Where are the starving people generally located? In the *most* capitalist countries?
 By the way, here’s the trendline in absolute poverty around the world, thanks to globalization:
Regarding 2: I suspect what most socialists have in mind is an argument like this:
Sure, in realistic cases of socialism, such as the forms of socialism practiced in the 20th century, we had mass famine and forced starvation. But in ideal socialism, in the form of socialism I endorse, people would all love each other, share, and care!, and so no one would starve. Ideal socialism is superior from a moral point of view to capitalism as we actually find it.
The problem with this argument, is that this is a bad argument:
  1. Socialism with perfect, morally flawless people who always do the right thing is better than capitalism with real people, who are imperfect, morally flawed, and often act badly.
  2. Therefore, socialism is better than capitalism.
The problem is that this argument leaves open whether capitalism with perfect, morally flawless people is better than, on par with, or worse than socialism with perfect, morally flawless people. It also leaves open whether capitalism with realistic people is better than socialism with realistic people. Ideal capitalism is morally superior (from a hard left-wing point of view) to ideal socialism. And I don’t see it even as debatable at this point that realistic capitalism, for all its flaws, is superior to realistic socialism. Socialists might retort that capitalism makes us worse people, while socialism encourages virtue and kindness. However, that’s a testable empirical claim. People like Herbert Gintis and Joseph Henrich, among others, have tested it, and it turns out to be the opposite of the truth.


Message in a bottle How about 50,000 sealed Guinness bottles dropped Into the ocean!

In 1954  A.W. Fawcett, the managing director of GUINNESS and a master at promotional advertising for his time, initiated the idea to drop sealed bottles of Foreign GUINNESS from ships at various points around the world’s oceans.
The bottles contained messages for those lucky enough to find them washed up on the shore! 

During the summer of 1954, 50,000 bottles were dropped in the first and lesser of the two drops undertaken in that year.

A numbered greetings message was enclosed which asked the finder to tear-off a part of the message and return it to GUINNESS Exports, reporting the location and date of the find. Many did so and each received a personal reply and a small memento of the event.
ome bottles were found in Liverpool docks, others from the Bahamas, Tahiti, the Azores and Mexico. The success of the idea led to the decision to treble the scale of the drop to be done in the bicentenary year of 1959.
In July of that year, Guinness celebrated 200 years since the establishment of the company. To mark the occasion, an unusual publicity stunt was mounted, where some 150,000 specially embossed bottles were dropped into the Atlantic Ocean from 38 different ships over a period of 6 weeks.
The 45 bottles per carton were dropped overboard and the carton was made so as to disintegrate in sea water.

The Content from the 1954
Unlike the first drop these specially made bottles had the outline of the North American continent on them. The bottles were sealed with a lead capping to protect the small number of documents they contained, the most interesting of these being a colourful certificate from ‘the Office of King Neptune’.
In addition, there was a little booklet recounting the story of Guinness and a special gold-coloured GUINNESS® label attached to some instructions on how to turn the bottle into a table-lamp. Sometimes the bottles contained other items such as an advertisement for Ovaltine (who helped sponsor the bottle drop) or a notice about the ship concerned.

Funny Comics By Jim Benton (72 Pics)