Blog Heap o'Links for February 2015

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Wars and Rumors

"Just days ago, the generals were trumpeting plans to knock ISIS out of its most important stronghold in Iraq. Now, those plans are on indefinite hold."

6:36pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 28 :MW

Infrastructure Threat

"Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark on Wednesday after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable, according to those familiar with the situation…"

All too easy.

6:29pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 28 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Okla Flag

While an American Muslim girl sang the "Star Spangled Banner" inside the statehouse in Oklahoma City, about two dozen anti-Islamic protesters outside hurled insults at the group, mostly students, as they visited the Capitol to speak with lawmakers. There were no reports of violence.

"If they had a sword, they'd cut your head off," protesters shouted. Some carried signs saying "Islam equals Death." …

The "Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol" was organized by the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and supported by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, whose members helped escort attendees into the Capitol and past the protesters. …

A few lawmakers in the socially conservative state have previously made statements against Muslims, including Republican Representative John Bennett, who has said Islam is "a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out."

6:40pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 28 :MW


…Let’s put it this way.

This isn’t an effort to welcome immigrants to the US in order for them to assimilate into the American culture.

This is an invasion — orchestrated by radical amnesty organizations and facilitated by the Obama White House.

This is an invasion of foreign nationals who are being encouraged to come to the US — not to become Americans, but to avail themselves of US welfare programs. It’s Cloward & Piven on steroids. …

6:34pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 28 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Vic's rampage through the latest news starts here today.

"On this day in 1885 the American Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated in New York as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. The company was later illegally broken up by the communist government of the US using the BS unconstitutional monopoly laws pushed in by Teddy Roosevelt."

8:05am CST Sat 2015 Feb 28 :MW

Taxes Suck

…The IRS belatedly told Congress it may have lost some of Ms. Lerner’s emails after her computer crashed, and asserted that the backup tapes didn’t exist.

But under questioning from Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Camus said it took him only two weeks to track down the backup tapes, and when he asked the IRS depository for them, the workers there said they’d never been contacted by the agency itself. …

8:00pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

Under Tyranny


"…Once considered a potential successor to Russia’s first post-Soviet president, Boris Yeltsin, Nemstov became an opposition politician and fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.…"

7:55pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW


Okla Flag

"The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would eliminate income tax for five years for people moving from out of state to 25 rural Oklahoma counties, including Nowata County."

2:20pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

Bartlesville - prairie frontier town

Okla Flag

"You may be under the impression that the Wild West ended in the early 1900s. You'd be wrong, according to former rodeo cowboy and lifetime Bartlesville resident, Al Jay Kester. During a recent interview, Kester talked about what it was like in Bartlesville during the 1950s."

[Audio MP3, 3:31]

8:13pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

Marriage Today

…I routinely encountered women who were in her situation or, if younger than her, were clearly at risk of someday being in her situation. They kept wasting time in “relationships” with men who refused to close the deal. These romantic involvements would last anywhere from a few months to several years, and it was always — always — the guy’s aversion to a permanent commitment that prevented these relationships from becoming marriages. The real problem, it seems to me, is not merely the widespread phenomenon of “Peter Pan Syndrome,” but that (a) young women unwittingly enable such male immaturity because (b) they miscalculate the economics of love, and therefore (c) they waste one of a woman’s most valuable resources, her youth.…

[Feb 2]

8:18pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

…Duranord Veillard will turn 108 on Saturday while his wife of 82 years, Jeanne, turns 105 in May.

The couple plan to celebrate a milestone few others will see with family, friends and well-wishers at their home, where they live with a daughter, Marie Eveillard. …

Veillard also let The Journal News in on his secret for living a long and healthy life: "That's God," he said in French Creole.…

7:46pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

Climate Changes

Before throwing the snowball, Inhofe said, "In case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, 'You know what this is?' It's a snowball. Just from outside here. So it's very, very cold out, very unseasonal. So here Mr. President, catch this."

[Video, 0:36, CSpan on YouTube]

2:16pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

Star Trek - less with us

The USS Enterprise

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"

The last tweet of Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83.

Nice post about him on Legal Insurrection.

2:56pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Vic shares his news links and thoughts about them for today, late on the Overnight Thread

"On this day in 380 the Edict of Thessalonica was declared by Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II. They declared their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity."

6:30am CST Fri 2015 Feb 27 :MW

Digital Threat

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted sweeping new regulations sought by President Obama for how Americans use and do business on the Internet… voted 3-2 to adopt its so-called net neutrality plan — a proposal that remained secret in the run-up to the final vote. …would put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone by classifying it like a public utility…

[And nothing improves service like government regulation, lots and lots of regulation.]

2:38pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Civilization vs Gangsterism

The collection in the Ninawa museum dates back to the Assyrian empire [video]

2:26pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Unclear on the Concept


"A new plan has been drawn up to build a tornado in downtown Tulsa." What could be wrong with that??

6:46pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Impeach Obama

Smokey O

MONTAGE: Obama and Michelle Apologizing and Criticizing of America

"Why don’t they apologize to all of the Americans they’ve slandered over the years? They can start with the bitter clingers."

[Video, 1:42, Hannity on Fox, upl by LSUDVM on YouTube]

2:30pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Spiritual Matters

"The young man responded, 'Oh, I am Catholic, can I have some ashes?'"

7:52am CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Animal Culture


"After she was rejected by her mother and two surrogate mothers, a baby gorilla born at the Oklahoma City Zoo finally has a new mom. …" [Cute picture]

6:51pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Modern Family Life

Okla Flag

"The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would prohibit abortions in which doctors use clamps, forceps or similar instruments to dismember a fetus in the womb. … House members voted 84-2 on Thursday. The bill … now goes to the Senate."

6:48pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

US Military

Allen West

"Look, the remedies for our economy and job opportunity creation are not that hard. The right solutions and policies to restore our education system are clear. The means by which we ignite a new American energy renaissance is within our reach.

"However, if we cannot do the most simple thing, protect the American people and destroy an evident evil — then nothing else matters. We cannot live in fear. We should not live in fear. The enemy must live in fear." -Allen West

7:26pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Defending Ourselves

"As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. …"

6:57pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW


Their opposition is running up against a critical deadline. A stopgap measure that has kept Homeland Security running will expire on Feb. 27.

Conservatives say they are not concerned with the deadline and will vote against the Senate deal.

“I think the American people and the members of the United States Congress are dissatisfied with any plan that does not stop the president’s illegal and unconstitutional conduct,” Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala, told the Washington Examiner.

7:38am CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Breitbart is Here

[Dianny has left All the Right Snark to start Patriot Retort.]

"Ah, Net Neutrality. It’ll make you long for the days of your Compu-Serve account." [Graphic]

2:35pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Vic cuts loose with links and commentary starting here.

"On this day in 1987 the Tower Commission "rebuked" RR over the Iran-Contra deal proving once again that if you go after commies the commie Dems and RINOs in Congress will go after you."

7:26am CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

US Election 2016

Guzzling Hill

"From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack. In fact, less than two hours into the attack, they were told that the al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya, Ansar al-Sharia, had claimed responsibility.

"These revelations and others are disclosed by a trove of e-mails and other documents pried from the State Department by Judicial Watch…"

9:03pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 26 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Peters: Obama "is the reincarnation of Pontius Pilate washing his hands…"

8:25pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Mark Arabo, national spokesman for “Ending Genocide in Iraq”:

They’re massacring every Christian they see and we face extinction, the oldest Christians in the world. Early today I spoke with White House officials and I told them if they keep not doing anything to protect Christians around the world, they’re sentencing my people to death. And, they’re not acting, so we have to put the pressure on… The American government and the White House are not doing enough… This is a Christian holocaust. …The absence of leadership in the White House is leading to more and more Christians to be persecuted and beheaded. Our churches are being bombed. Nobody’s acting. This is, as we keep saying, a full-blown Christian genocide and Washington isn’t doing anything. This is a Christian holocaust.

[Video, Hannity on Fox, upl by Jim Hoft, YouTube]

4:11pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Donkey's Rear

Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

“What has happened over the last several weeks, by virtue of the invitation that was issued by the Speaker [John Boehner] and the acceptance of it by Prime Minister Netanyahu two weeks in advance of his election, is that on both sides, there has now been injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it’s destructive of the fabric of the relationship.

“It’s always been bipartisan. We need to keep it that way. We want it that way. I think Israel wants it that way. The American people want it that way. When it becomes injected or infused with politics, that’s a problem.”

[Video, 1:13, by Charlie Rose, PBS, YouTube]

4:20pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Know the Enemy

Turbaned O

"…the second day of this past week’s White House summit on 'Countering Violent Extremism'…Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, recited a 'verse from the Koran' in Arabic." In context, it's a little different.

8:06pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Melissa Harris-Perry at Cornell: "I hope Trayvon Martin 'whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman'…'"

5:47pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Untied States

Texas Flag

"…at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing all cellphones and recording equipment in a Valentine's Day 2015 raid on the Texas separatist group.…"

8:01pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Impeach Obama


"Scandal: Heavily redacted documents show a military response had been drafted in answer to the Benghazi terrorist attack by a group supporting "an Islamic state" in Libya. It also showed the attack wasn't inflamed by a video."

4:24pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW
Turbaned O

Retired Admiral James Lyons:

“You know, we all say we have to identify the threat. Well, I think the one who identified it the best was Erdogan from Turkey when he said:

‘Islam is Islam! There are no modifiers! Democracy is the train we ride to our ultimate objective.’

He couldn’t have said it any plainer. And until you recognize that Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion, you’re never gonna come to grips with it. [...] The Obama Administration has a strategy. It’s very simple. anti-American, anti-Western, it’s pro-Islamic, it’s pro-Iranian, and pro-Muslim Brotherhood!”

[Video] upl: Kenneth Sikorski

3:54pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Turbaned O

"…the president defends Islam and chastises Christians, rebukes our allies and befriends our enemies, and fully supports gay marriages and abortion but denies the religious freedoms of those who don't agree. Our nation is ridiculed abroad and morally crumbling within. We are in trouble. We have turned our back on God." -Franklin Graham

3:58pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

History Marches On

the Coney Island shop… 4th Street in downtown Tulsa… has been there or within a block of there for 89 years.

Jim Economou's father opened Tulsa's first fast food place back in the 20s. …

The current neighborhood isn't what it once was and there's no parking, so they've found a spot a few blocks north in the Brady District.

"Our goal is to not change the ambiance at all…"

8:19pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Sex and Politics

Okla Flag

A bill that seeks to protect the practice of gay conversion counseling passed out of an Oklahoma House committee Tuesday.

House Bill 1598, which now goes to the full House, says the state will not prohibit or restrict counseling intended to rid people of attraction to those of their own gender. It also seeks to protect parents who want such counseling for their children.

Nothing prevents this type of counseling now, but Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said her bill is needed because the practice is under attack legislatively in other states.

5:50pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

Pop Culture

Mickey Mouse Ears

"DuckTales," the beloved Disney animated series that originally ran on TV from 1987 to 1990, is getting a reboot. Disney announced on Wednesday it has ordered a new series of globe-spanning adventures starring Uncle Scrooge, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and the rest. The new series is expected to premiere on the Disney XD channel in 2017.

8:13pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

US Military

"Two ROTC passenger vans parked on the Kent State campus were found burning early Monday morning… arson is suspected… As a precaution, [ROTC Lt. Col. Matthew] Fox has ordered cadets to wear civilian clothing while on campus. …"

5:40pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW


US Flag

"Trey Gowdy gave a great opening speech today blasting Obama’s illegal amnesty, explaining why it’s wrong and what it can lead to." -Pistol Pete

[Video, 6:00, Tgowdysc on YouTube]

6:12pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

People Carry On

"a radio station helping out a grieving mother in Australia…"

[Video by KIIS 1065, YouTube]

4:06pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW

US Constitution

Okla Flag

Oklahoma could join a growing list of states calling for a convention to be held to amend the U.S. Constitution.

The Senate Rules Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday calling for a constitutional convention to be held to consider amendments to restrict the federal government's power and impose term limits for members of Congress. …

8:15pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 25 :MW


Paris police say they have spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight, and an investigation is under way into who was flying them and why.

BFM TV reported they were seen flying over the Eiffel tower, the Louvre museum and the US embassy, among other locations. …

8:28pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

…neither the DHS, or mainstream media is informing the public of two critical facts.

Firstly, that the Mall of America is located near the largest concentration of Somali “refugees” in the United States, in Minneapolis-St. Paul. And that nearly all the “American” Muslims who have joined ISIS have been Somalis from the Minneapolis metro area.

But second, and far more disturbing, is that 300 terrorists from Al-Shabaab — the group behind this threat – have entered the U.S. over our Southern border and are unaccounted for. …

2:18pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

“Not only do I think the video was taken out of context, there is nobody in that video that said I did anything with money,” Sharpton said [in response to James O'Keefe investigative film].

6:00pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Know the Enemy

"…ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned. … Among its lost collections were manuscripts from the eighteenth century, Syriac books printed in Iraq's first printing house in the nineteenth century, books from the Ottoman era, Iraqi newspapers from the early twentieth century and some old antiques like an astrolabe and sand glass used by ancient Arabs. …"

2:29pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW


…Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have dubbed “Laniakea,” which means “immense heaven” in Hawaiian.

This discovery clarifies the boundaries of our galactic neighborhood and establishes previously unrecognized linkages among various galaxy clusters in the local Universe.

8:46pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW


Turban O

President Obama said on Tuesday that he vetoed the Keystone pipeline legislation because it “attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest.”

They misspelled "because he wants America destroyed."

6:24pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

People Live

…After only 10 months of living conjoined, a team of doctors at Texas Children's Hospital successfully separated the girls during a 26-hour surgery Feb. 17.

It was a trying surgery for doctors, who had to separate the Knatalye and Adeline from the chest wall, lungs, pericardial sac (the lining of the heart), diaphragm, liver, intestines, colon and pelvis.…

2:25pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Love is Strange

"…the victim said he and his girlfriend were out drinking and began arguing while walking home 'about how needy she had become….'"

6:20pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Digital Convergence

"…Remarkably, the computer science class at Brenham High School used a design on the Internet and a $1500 3D printer to build Kaedon a new hand. …"

2:20pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

"Combining CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology with embedded face recognition and tracking software, the system dispenses layers of batter directly onto a hot plate allowing the creation of detailed and complex images within the pancake surfaces. As the conventional pancake batter is applied it immediately starts to cook and change colour and as subsequent layers are added the different tonal qualities of the image build up. …"

2:15pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Congratulations to the PoliNation blog, 5 years in the struggle and going strong.

6:04pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Pete's wit and wisdom for today.

"It will take place Thursday without much fanfare in the media.It will signal the Chosen One’s greatest usurpation of power since Obamacare.The FCC is set to vote on new ‘net neutrality’ rules which will make broadband more expensive,far slower and the point of the whole thing is to impose regulations to restrict the free speech rights of ordinary citizens.You can’t say the bastard didn’t have a plan to completely dismantle our liberties. …"

2:46pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Vic News Network for today starts here.

"On this day in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII issued the papal bull Inter gravissimas bringing in the Gregorian calendar."

6:55am CST Tue 2015 Feb 24 :MW

Digital Threat

…“I can intercept the encrypted communications of SuperFish’s victims (people with Lenovo laptops) while hanging out near them at a cafe wifi hotspot.” If you have a Lenovo laptop that has Superfish on it (try Filippo Valsorda’s Superfish test to see), I would advise nothing short of wiping the entire machine and installing vanilla Windows—not Lenovo’s Windows. Then change all of your passwords.

7:48am CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Political Theater

Cutie-Pie O

"…It’s supposed to be cute and sweet. Michelle basically urges everyone to go on social media to give her five ways to be healthy. … But then Obama walks in, and things get weird. It’s reeeally awkward. …"

#GimmeFive for Let's Move's 5th Anniversary[Video 1:23]

1:57pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Branco cartoon

9:51pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Bad Parents

"The grandmother, Geneva S. Robinson, 49, of Oklahoma City, was arrested and charged with 13 counts of child abuse and six counts of child neglect. Her boyfriend also has been charged. … terrorized and tortured the girl by dressing as a witch… victim was hit, kicked, scratched, whipped, burned and forced to sleep in the garage or outside with the dogs. …denied adequate food and medical care… not allowed to go to school. … nurse described the girl as so thin she looked like a Holocaust victim." [And it gets worse.]

DHS accused of inaction. The reply?

"The DHS spokeswoman said critics of how the hotline call was handled are being unfair. 'You can’t use hindsight to evaluate something…." (Emphasis added.)

4:04pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Transport Disaster

…Bounds grabbed his cellphone off the bed and walked into the kitchen. As soon as he did, he heard the harrowing squeal of colliding metal and looked outside into the snowstorm. Just 50 feet away, he could see a train crashing.

He bolted out the front door as fast as his bad knees could take him. He didn’t have time to grab his shoes and trudged through the snow in his socks. Temperatures were in the teens. …

As he ran, the wreckage burst into spectacular fireballs that shot into the sky. The yard was on fire and “it blew that hot oil on both sides of me, all over the house, my trucks.” …

9:48pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Impeach Obama

Alfred E Obama

Gov Jindal: "President Obama has shown the country that he is incapable of being commander-in-chief of the United States of America. …"

2:04pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

"With all the liberal Chicken Littles losing their crap over Rudy Giuliani's comments that Obama doesn't love America, it's refreshing to have someone as calm and rational as Lt. Col. Allen West put logic to it all."

[Video, Fox News 2:56]

1:49pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Spiritual Matters

The video has gone viral of the pharmacist shooting down a would-be armed robber. The experience was hailed for quick and accurate self-defense, but the pharmacist has the emotional consequence.

Radcliff said he was standing just a few feet away. He drew his own weapon, firing three times, hitting the suspect twice and one shot actually hit the man’s gun as he was aiming to fire back.

On Thursday, he is back on the job, shaken, but trying to move forward.

Radcliff said he has received tremendous support from his family and friends, but also from his faith. Radcliff shared Thursday’s devotion from his daily devotional.

“Thursday, February 19th, John 10, 7 to 18, ‘A thief comes only to steal and to kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.’ That’s verse 10,” Radcliff said. “Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury; it’s his provision for me to help others live.”

Radcliff said it is exactly what he needed to hear. …

1:14pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Oh! The Irony!

Headline: Feminist Writers Retiring Early Because They Can’t Take The Online Abuse

Cites article from the Washington Post

"What’s so irritating about this piece (besides feminazis having a giant pity party) is the way they discount ANY women who voice a different opinion. Everyone and their uncle knows that conservative women are treated like crap, called names and threatened like it’s nothing." (Emphasis in the original.)

1:38pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Policing Ourselves


"…officer Cook and his colleagues were out on a call for service when the little boy came up to them. The boy then held out his arms and asked the officers for a hug. … Officer Cook responded without question, leading to the heartwarming photo."

1:16pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Pop Culture

Adam Baldwin

"In the wake of Supanova’s announcement that Adam Baldwin would be attending Supanova — and organiser Daniel Zachariou’s statement explaining the decision — a number of high-profile artists and cosplayers have officially announced they will not be attending the show in protest. The Ledger Awards, a non-profit organisation designed to reward the best work done by Australian comic book artists, has announced it is dissolving its sponsorship relationship with Supanova following the decision."

1:34pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

US Military

US Flag

"…At Iwo Jima’s southern tip stands its tallest point, Mount Suribachi, peaking at 554 feet. … amid fierce fighting across the island, a Marine platoon climbed to the summit. …a handful of its members lifted a 20-foot-long water pipe topped with a small American flag…"

4:14pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Securing Our Borders

"During the month of December 2014, there were 94 illegal aliens charged with 518 various counts of sexual assault against North Carolina’s children. …charges range from the manufacturing of child pornography, to the rape of a 5-year-old girl, and even incest. …well over 5,000 such charges filed in North Carolina over the last 14 months. …"

2:11pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

US Constitution

Okla Flag

"Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn is visiting with Republicans in the Oklahoma Legislature and urging them to join the list of states calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution." Knock me over with a feather, I thought Oklahoma was already signed up.

4:07pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Vic's news links and acid commentary for today begin here.

5:53am CST Mon 2015 Feb 23 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat subdued a knife-wielding Palestinian Islamist at Jerusalem’s Tzahal Square Sunday [video, pictures]

6:18pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW



“Be particularly careful” if you intend to visit the Mall of America.

That’s the cautionary message Sunday from Jeh Johnson, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, in the wake of Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab releasing a video calling for attacks on Western malls. The video specifically mentioned the megamall in Bloomington.

Mall shoppers, be sure to bring your full battle rattle, just as a precaution.

5:57pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Nature vs Transport

"The U.S. Coast Guard and its Canadian counterpart are working to free a 647-foot freighter that got stuck in the almost completely frozen Lake Erie Wednesday near Conneaut Harbor. …"

5:36pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Impeach Obama

Cutie-Pie O

Does President Obama really love America? CJ elaborates. [Video 3:01] Young man has it more together than most of his elders.

7:05pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Speaking of his remaining time in office, he said: “Two years is a long time.”

He can say that again — and did, attaching a scary promise about his plans for the twilight of his tenure. …

“So I intend to run through the tape and work really hard, and squeeze every last little bit of change.”

There you have it. Instead of cleaning up the messes he’s created, Obama is hell-bent on making more of them.

5:31pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Spiritual Matters


A very private, very personal message to a lost love. Moving. (If Larry didn't want it to be linked, he shouldn't've put it online.)

"…You knew the worst of me, and you were the best of me. Who else, then, would have found someone so perfect for me? …"

5:26pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Animal Culture

Cat, Excited

Parton has been released, but made he made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t give a crap about being jailed or paying the city’s fine.

"Oh, no, if I had a million dollars I wouldn’t have paid it. Hell, no. No!" Parton said.

He was actually just worried about the cats the whole time he was in jail and added “God told me to keep feeding them and leave the consequences to Him.”

Source Story by Bud Gillett at CBS DFW

6:03pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW
Land Turtle

"Awwwww, They’re Sooooo Cute!" Claudia's collection of d'awww-inducing little critters

5:34pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Language Culture

Patrick Ortega, 15-year-old deaf boy in sub-Saharan Africa, unable to communicate with anyone, until… [video 4:25] Wow. Extra thanks to Red Dawn at CotR for this.

5:52pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Governing Ourselves

Irving, Texas, Mayor Beth Van Duyne: "Sharia Law Court was NOT approved or enacted by the City of Irving. Recently, there have been rumors suggesting that the City of Irving has somehow condoned, approved or enacted the implementation of a Sharia Law Court in our City. Let me be clear, neither the City of Irving, our elected officials or city staff have anything to do with the decision of the mosque that has been identified as starting a Sharia Court." (Read the whole post)

Free Expression



Here is a clarification of great importance. Regarding submissions not being anonymous:

Submissions cannot be made with a pseudonym, or anonymously, but this does not mean your name will be released to the public.

You have to supply your real name for AFDI so you can be paid if you should win the $10,000, for tax purposes, but they will not be giving ISLAM, THE LEFT or any other maniac, a roadmap to your house.

Anonymity? They'd better not put the names on a computer. Or write them down. Or… Entrants better accept that their names may be discovered and broadcast!

6:39pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Breitbart is Here


A short (5:49) video introduction to Intellectual Froglegs. As tasty as a normal serving, but less filling.

6:43pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Vic's links and comments start here.

"On this day in 1879 in Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opened the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores. That used to be one of my favorite stores when I was a kid but alas, they are no more. "

7:50am CST Sun 2015 Feb 22 :MW

Political Theater


"Twitter users offered Islamic State a little friendly travel advice, throwing its hashtag, #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, in its face in the process."

2:31pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW
John Kerry Salutes

"The State Department took to social media to ask us lowly peasants to 'share solutions' we think are 'critical to countering violent extremism.'" The Community responds appropriately.

2:24pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW
Alfred E Neuman

Sen. Tom Cotton’s response to State Department’s request for suggestions to deal with "violent extremism"

2:24pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

The sea turning red is obviously “FX”, Lambert agreed, with special computer effects used. … The directors of the video used animation and “rotoscoping” to use the six figures like a rubber stamp in the marching sequence and also in the kneeling sequence.

7:31am CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Star Trek - still with us


21-minute independent Star Trek film. Very nicely done.

4:31pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Fun can be... just Fun!


"At least I can look back at my life and think:damn, I had me a time."

8:51am CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

But is it Art?

Okla Flag

The large brick wall outside 108 Contemporary’s Gallery in downtown Tulsa will soon get a whole new cover made entirely out of yarn.

Groups of knitters across the state are teaming up for a massive art project called “The Unbearable Absence of Landscapes.”

9:42pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Digital Tech


"…CoeLux has developed an LED light that impeccably recreates the appearance of sunlight — so well that both human brains and cameras can’t tell the difference…."

9:38pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Pop Culture


A grainy but tolerable clip of Frank Zappa, performing on the Bicycle, on the Steve Allen Show, 1963.

4:51pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Had a chance to acquire the complete set of Blondie movies. These ran from Blondie (1938) through Beware of Blondie (1950).

Dagwood was played by Arthur Lake. Blondie was played in the films by Penny Singleton. Lake and Singleton also appeared in a half-hour "Blondie" radio series which ran from 1939 to 1950, airing on CBS, ABC and finally on NBC.

There was a TV series, Blondie, which ran for one season of 26 episodes. Arthur Lake reprised his role as Dagwood. Blondie in the TV series was played by Pamela Britton.

Although Lake had been in film since 1917, the Blondie TV series was his last role.

Pamela Britton went on to play Mrs. Lorelei Brown on the original My Favorite Martian TV series.

Penny Singleton became the voice of Jane Jetson, in the Jetsons animated TV series and specials.

Still pondering whether to acquire the Blondie movies. Would I ever watch them?

4:47pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Opposing Tyranny

James O'Keefe teases that he has a new expose coming up that has him concerned for his safety.

9:40pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Vic's News and Commentary start here.

"On this day in 1878 the first telephone book was issued in New Haven, CT."

7:25am CST Sat 2015 Feb 21 :MW

Wars and Rumors

If President Obama could hit the “reset button,” I think he’d rewind this week and try to get a mulligan – but then again, I could be totally wrong. If I am completely wrong, then our policy towards degrading, defeating, and destroying ISIS is non-existent.

In simple terms, America, we’re screwed.


9:23pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

“If a private in Iraq had revealed this kind of planning inadvertently by leaving a plan in the channel hall of the gym, he might have faced a court-martial, but now it’s now become a matter of policy this administration is going to announce war plans in advance, it only increases risks.” [Video]

3:29pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Some 20 people, including senior officials, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital, witnesses have told the BBC.

The Central Hotel, often frequented by politicians, was hit by a car bomb and a suicide attack. Gunmen then stormed the hotel mosque and opened fire during Friday prayers.

An MP and Mogadishu’s deputy mayor were among the dead, the government says.

Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it was behind the attack.

Emphasis added.

2:20pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Taxes Suck

CNBC Contributor Rick Santelli recalled his famous rant that helped spark the Tea Party movement on its six-year anniversary on Thursday’s “Squawk Alley.”

Six years ago, he railed against bailouts and said “we’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party in July. All you capitalists that want to show up to Lake Michigan, I’m going to start organizing,” a monologue that drew cheers from the crowd at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.


2:16pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Mordor Eye

They're carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority.

A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.

Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups…

Emphasis added.

2:24pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Nature can be Deadly

The man, who was previously healthy and in his 50s, became ill after receiving a tick bite while doing work on his property outdoors. Although he was treated with antibiotics, his organs eventually failed and he lost the ability to breathe on his own.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the man's blood and found he had been infected by a previously unidentified virus that belonged to the thogotoviruses group, which had never before caused human illness in the U.S.

9:26pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW


The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in the case of a Tulsa Muslim who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wears a head covering. … She wore a black hijab to the job interview. The subject of religion did not come up.

8:11pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Print is Dead

"Archie is getting a reboot. The last issue (#666) will be released in June…" —Alan Gardner, Daily Cartoonist

The accompanying illustration has a redhead and a young woman of ethnicity where Betty and Veronica are supposed to be. You don't suppose… No, it's too vile to contemplate…

In any case, what kind of evil corporation ends a run on #666? This can't bode well.

8:10pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Marriage Today

Okla Flag

"Under a proposed bill introduced in Oklahoma, couples in the state who want to get married would be required to prove they don’t have any sexually transmitted infections…"

How will Oklahoma relegate this with its completely open marriage common law? [Ref: Freedom to Marry — Does the State define marriage? a Mindful Radical Incline webwork from 2007 Apr 30.]

2:35pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Policing Ourselves

…The boy's mother… posted on [Facebook]… that none of her son's classmates had shown up for his birthday party… She wrote that her "heart is breaking" for Glenn who was turning 6 [and has autism]… The mother had indicated that her child loved law enforcement… Deputies from the sheriff's office saw her post and decided to take action… The officers raised money to buy the child gifts, dropped by his home with K-9 and motorcycle units and even coordinated a helicopter fly-over…

8:02pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

History - still with us

Okla Flag

A team from the Library of Congress is at Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum examining historical documents including the Declaration of Independence.

It's the only remaining handwritten copy of the document.

They will be looking at a fingerprint they found in the ink, trying to determine who it belongs to….

2:30pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW


Three circles

A generally thorough article on the "Gabriel of Urantia" cult. Headline suggests they're preparing for "apocalypse," but nothing in the article suggests anything of the sort, except that they "seem like" other cults that have had apocalyptic episodes.

To join, members must renounce their given names and many of their possessions, steps they say are worth the serenity and security they find with the insular group.

But critics say the alliance is hardly serene. They describe a controlling, narcissistic leader who requires obedience and runs a cultlike community, and they draw parallels between the group and others that have garnered headlines following ritual-related deaths and mass suicides.

9:33pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Jesus - still with us

…a new CNN series on Christ called, Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, premieres on March 1 at 9 p.m. ET. With the objective of discovering new insights about the historical Jesus, the series utilizes the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. … Each episode of the six-part series investigates the value and authenticity of a historical object which is connected to Jesus: the Shroud of Turin, relics venerated as part of the True Cross, the gospel of Judas, relics believed to be of John the Baptist, the burial box of Jesus’ brother James and the gospel of Mary Magdalene. … In the episode about the Shroud of Turin, their dramatized reenactment of the Passion of Christ packs a powerful punch. As the narrator says, “the Shroud of Turin appears to be a silent witness to all the final sufferings of Jesus.” … “It is extraordinary to find an archaeological piece that is proof of his existence, his death, and his resurrection,” said Erwin MacManus, one of CNN’s panel of experts. …

[Video trailer]

2:43pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Governing Ourselves

"…hecklers from the ACORN-association CASA de Maryland interrupted the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security and Rep. Gowdy's reaction is priceless…." -Miss CJ [Video 4:20]

12:22pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW


"…the ongoing sham of the Obama administration's under-the-radar policies get seen in the light of day in Bill Whittle's latest FIREWALL."

5:12pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Breitbart is Here


Pistol Pete's grabbed graphics, linked links, and merry commentary for today

"We got a little of this and a little of that today."

3:46pm CST Fri 2015 Feb 20 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Marines shield

"…Best thing you can do right there is jerk the chains off of those guys [300 Marines] and let them go to work…." [Video]

3:46pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW
Israel Flag

"It is just short of two years ago that Adelle Biton, then two years of age, was driving in the Shomron with her mother and two older sisters, when Arabs threw rocks at their car, causing it to spin out of control and collide with an oncoming truck. … She spent a long time in a hospital and then time in a rehab center, before she was brought home, still severely disabled, to continue therapies.

"Adva, her mother, was remarkable for her constant devotion and her optimism.

"Today, Adelle Biton succumbed to pneumonia.…"

3:41pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

"A Clarion Project investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. Declassified FBI documents… show the U.S. government’s concern about its links to terrorism…. enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, a radical group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Its members are devoted followers of Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, an extremist cleric in Pakistan….

3:29pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Big Brother


Great cartoon about FCC controlling the Internet, by… why do cartoonists make their signatures so hard to read?

3:38pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW



"Biden: Middle class ‘in worst shape since 1920s’, is currently ‘being killed’"

8:04pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Constitutional Threat

Megyn Kelly, Fox News, interviewing Luis Gutierrez [Video]

"Why don't you just answer the question, sir?"
"I don't want your repertoire. I want an answer to my question."
"You're dodging."
Finally she could take no more:
Kelly: We're out of time. If you want to hear more from Congressman Gutierrez, I'm sure you can do it on the Congressional floor.

3:58pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

The growth in number and size of government agencies, beginning about 80 years ago, has been accompanied by the expanded use of “administrative subpoenas.” These are warrants, not signed by a judge, by which government obtains records and other evidence.

More and more Americans have come to understand that these administrative subpoenas violate the Fourth Amendment’s processes….

7:35am CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Alfred E Obama

State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who couldn’t even communicate with herself about her own scripted comments, has been named Barack Obama’s White House communications director, starting April 1. Obama released a statement trumpeting his appointment, according to Reuters, saying, "Jen worked on both my campaigns, she's served in the White House and she's traveled the world as an advisor to Secretary (John) Kerry. I fully trust Jen - and I am thrilled she's agreed to come back to the White House.

Relatedly: Valley Girls — The Surreality of State Department Briefings (video webwork 1m20s from 2014 Aug 31.

8:01pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Impeach Obama

Angry O

"…Obama’s not a Muslim. Hell, I seriously doubt he’s ever performed a sincere act of worship of any kind, except maybe taking those selfies. Obama is an academic leftist…." -Andrew Klavan

8:39pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Animal Culture


"…an objective measure which probably correlates with subjective experience does exist. It is called the critical flicker-fusion frequency, or CFF, and it is the lowest frequency at which a flickering light appears to be a constant source of illumination. … For people, the average CFF is 60 hertz… Dogs have a CFF of 80Hz… Flies, which have a CFF of 250Hz, are notoriously difficult to swat. A rolled up newspaper that seems to a human to be moving rapidly appears to them to be travelling through treacle."

3:25pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Lost and Found

Watts thought it was odd that a man who appeared to be in his 70s and not wearing a coat would be walking on such a cold day in that area. … "Something inside me couldn't rest until I knew he was safe," she said. … She found the man still walking along Highway 169, almost two hours after she'd first spotted him. She and her mom got him into their car and then started looking for help. …

8:09pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

People Die

"St. Joseph, MI -- A woman who accidentally shot herself in the eye on New Years Day at her Lake Michigan home was adjusting the handgun in her bra holster, police say….

3:52pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

"…Lauren A. Mohr, 34, stopped to assist two motorists and fell off a concrete wall and then off a bridge, they said. She dropped about 40 feet, state police said, calling Mohr a good Samaritan. She was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she was pronounced dead."

3:32pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Theory of Justice

This brings us to the aforementioned interview of Chief Justice Moore by Chris Wallace on his Sunday Fox television program.

Chris Wallace seemed baffled by Chief Justice Moore’s arguments as if he had never heard such things before. When he questioned how anyone could dispute a ruling of a Federal Judge, Chief Justice Moore replied, “When federal courts start changing our Constitution by defining words that are not even there, like marriage, they’re going to do the same thing with family in the future,” Moore declared. The Chief Justice went on to say, “When a word’s not in the Constitution, clearly the powers of the Supreme Court do not allow them to redefine words and seize power. Powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people. This power over marriage which came from god under our organic law is not to be redefined by the United States Supreme Court or any federal court.”

The look on Mr. Wallace’s face was one of bewilderment.

8:15pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Okla Flag

"50 days into 2015… Tulsa’s residents have already put five bad guys in the ground in shootings that have been ruled justifiable self-defense. … It’s not a trend that anyone expects to continue. There were only eight legal homicides in Tulsa in all of 2014, and only two of those incidents involving average citizens."

9:58pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

Pistol Pete's grabbed graphics, linked links, and acerbic commentary for today

"As I left this morning to head to work the temperature was six below zero. I didn’t bother with the wind chill because it was obscene. I just kept thinking,the Cubs’ pitchers and catchers report for spring training today and the NFL Combine officially starts tomorrow."

4:33pm CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Vic's News and Comments for the Day start here.

"On this day in 1878 Thomas Edison patented the phonograph, which he had invented the previous year."

7:12am CST Thu 2015 Feb 19 :MW

Wars and Rumors

“The Republican party is making a critical mistake,” he said. “The militancy that will be activated throughout the immigrant community — in terms of voter registration, voter participation, voter anger at the Republican party as a party in the United States — I think you’re going to see it in an unprecedented manner.”

5:06pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Big Nanny

“I’m asking people to stop their nonsense right now,” Mayor Marty Walsh said at a Monday news conference. “These are adults jumping out windows. It’s a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself.”

10:32am CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin


Dana Loesch put together this “Jobs for Jihadis” segment in response to State Department spokesperson Marie Harf’s insistence that offering jobs to ISIS will solve the mass killings in the Middle East. [Video]

8:42pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Obama, at White House Summit on Countering Extremism and Radicalization: “If we’re going to prevent people from being susceptible to the false promises of extremism, than the international community has to offer something better. The United States intends to do its part. We will keep promoting development and growth that is broadly shared so more people can provide for their families. We’ll keep leading a global effort against corruption because the culture of the bribe had to be replaced by good governance that doesn’t favor certain groups over others. Countries have to truly invest in the education and skills and job training that our extraordinary young people need. By the way, that’s boys and girls and men and women because countries will not be truly successful if half their populations are denied opportunity.”

Harf harf harf!

8:39pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Impeach Obama

O's Ring

"…photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C.… shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates."

4:59pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

"State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf suggested that 'we cannot kill our way to victory' against ISIS on MSNBC last night. This flies in the face of literally the entirety of human history, through which, time and again, we have seen people killing other people lead to victory in armed combat.

"But her dorm-room philosophizing did get me thinking. What if Marie Harf had access to a time machine? How would she have solved the world’s military conflicts?" [Funny graphics]

8:29am CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Animal Companions


"He stood there and barked a little bit, then I rolled down my window and called to him. Then he wagged his tail and got more friendly until I got out of my car. And then he ran a little bit…" John Boy led the officer up the street to a house where his owner, Krystal, was unresponsive… "To be honest with you, I thought she was dead. And when I went up, she was very cold to the touch; her lips were blue. But I was able to determine she was breathing and had a pulse. I called for assistance and my partner was close. So together we got her in the house…."

4:57pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

"What This Police Officer Did For A Marine And His Combat Dog Is The BEST Thing You'll See All Day" [Video from Fox]

4:51pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Lost and Found

At first they thought they had spotted a toy coin from a game… almost 2,000 gold coins in different denominations, circulated by the Fatimid Caliphate, which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171. …

5:03pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Policing Ourselves

"Oklahoma authorities discovered 55 pounds of cocaine during a recent traffic stop.

"An Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over a pickup truck after he saw the driver make an unsafe lane change on I-35 near N.E. 122nd Street.

(Emphasis added.)

8:48pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

"Authorities say three people were arrested after allegedly being found with several pounds of drugs.

"Deputies with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for an unsafe lane change along I-40 and Morgan Rd."

(Emphasis added.)

8:48pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Kids These Days!

“Tommy said ‘Mamma stop the car,'” Teresa Adams recalled. “I got scared and asked ‘what’s wrong?'”

He said, “there’s an older man with a walker shoveling snow — I’ll help him out,” she added.

Tommy approached the man and asked him for the snow shovel.

“He looked surprised,” Teresa said. “I was so proud, I started to cry.”

7:14pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Opposing Tyranny


About 1,400 years ago a mentally ill illiterate desert dweller, a Jew-hater suffering from auditory hallucinations, dictated a best seller entitled “The Holy Quran”. Out of this book came a tyrannical political system and a fanatical religious ideology called Islam. The word Islam means “submission”. The Quran also produced a brutal legal system called the Sharia. Since the author of the Quran, a blood thirsty rapist, pedophile and slave owner named Muhammad, first began his homicidal mission – to force the unbeliever to submit to Islam – approximately 270,000,000 people have been killed in his name.

4:54pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Breitbart is Here

"The world is on fire, and we have Ferris Bueller as President…. except people actually LIKED Ferris." [Video]

5:20pm CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Vic's News and Comments for the Day are always worth reading.

"On this day in 2001 Robert Hansen was arrested for spying for the Russians. He was sentenced to 15 life terms w/o parole. He is currently serving those terms in Florence, CO. I hope his ass is getting a good workout."

8:34am CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW


"…the homeowner, a veteran of the Vietnam War and Purple Heart recipient, went back into the home several times to rescue his children, extended family and pets. The fire marshal said the homeowner ran into the smoke-filled house one last time to rescue his wife's parents, who had already escaped through the back window."

10:29am CST Wed 2015 Feb 18 :MW

Wars and Rumors

"With 10,000 American soldiers patrolling the mountains and deserts of Afghanistan, thousands more deployed to Iraq, and U.S. military aircraft conducting daily strikes in both those countries and Syria, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed the nation is 'not in a time of war.'"

10:12pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

"The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter to its strategy, and can help the West know its enemy and predict its behavior. Its rise to power is less like the triumph of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (a group whose leaders the Islamic State considers apostates) than like the realization of a dystopian alternate reality in which David Koresh or Jim Jones survived to wield absolute power over not just a few hundred people, but some 8 million."

7:20pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

"A Detroit man stabbed two people at a suburban bus stop after asking his victims whether or not they were Muslim, according to police. Federal authorities are now looking at the case as a potential hate crime, police said on Tuesday." Check out the crazy-eyes mug shot.

7:14pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Holder said, “We spend more time, more time, talking about what do you call it, as opposed to what are you going to do about it. I mean really, if Fox News didn’t talk about this, they would have nothing else to talk about, it seems to me. Radical Islam, Islamic extremism, I’m not sure an awful lot is gained by saying it. It doesn’t have any impact on our military posture. What we call it doesn’t have any impact on the polices we put in place.”

“The terminology, it seems to me, has little to no impact on what ultimately we have to do.”

Word weaseler gotta weasel words.

4:11pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Asked about the pope’s reaction in a phone call today with reporters, and asked specifically “does the administration agree” the men were killed because of their faith, Psaki said she was “not going to put new labels or — or, certainly, argue with comments of the pope.”

“But I would say that we have spoken in the past about, you know, our concerns about the, you know, targeting of — of religious groups, and we’ve seen, unfortunately, this happen in Iraq and other places,” Psaki said. “ISIL has gone after not just individuals for religious affiliation but for being a woman, for being — for even people with disabilities. And so we’ve seen the barbarity of their tactics.”

“But, you know, beyond that, obviously, this is simply a horrific attack of terrorism and one that we came out this weekend and joined many countries in the world in commending.”

4:06pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW
Obama's Ring

No mention of the word “Christian.”

4:03pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW
Smug O

Oliver North: “President El Sisi asked for American intelligence targeting intelligence before today’s strikes and didn’t get it. King Abdullah of Jordan asked for Intelligence data on targets to respond to the murder of a Jordanian aircraft pilot. The Kurds are begging for arms and ammo from the United States, not one bullet has been delivered by the United States.” [video]

3:19pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Theory of Education

Okla Flag

"An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches students 'what is bad about America.' Other lawmakers are seeking a court ruling that would effectively prohibit the teaching of all AP courses in public schools."

3:23pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Animals can be Dangerous


"…lieutenant was hiking with two classmates at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge when a rattlesnake, which was described as 6 to 8 feet long, bit the soldier on his calf. … flown to a nearby hospital where his leg was amputated. He remains in critical condition."

8:27pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Big Brother

Mordor Eye

"This spyware is on all of our computers … we are all being monitored … and there is nothing that you or I can do about it." -War News Updates editor comment

3:28pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Impeach Obama


"A U.S. Islamic advocacy group says that Vice- President Joe Biden, addressing a White House summit on 'countering violent extremism (CVE)' on Tuesday, referred to right-wing extremists and supremacists committing violence 'in the name of the Bible.'"

8:42pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Sometimes FREE isn't free! [Graphic at link]

3:41pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Transport Incident

"…92-year-old man told officers he became confused and panicked behind the wheel."

3:34pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Language Culture

"…Some may protest that it is not English but Mandarin Chinese that will eventually become the world’s language, because of the size of the Chinese population and the increasing economic might of their nation. But that’s unlikely. For one, English happens to have gotten there first. It is now so deeply entrenched in print, education and media that switching to anything else would entail an enormous effort. We retain the QWERTY keyboard and AC current for similar reasons.

"Also, the tones of Chinese are extremely difficult to learn beyond childhood, and truly mastering the writing system virtually requires having been born to it. …"

3:56pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

What are the Odds?


"Sunday was Bob’s birthday, so we held a little celebration." Feathered friends featured.

HBD, Bob!

4:18pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

"I truly believe they enjoy rubbing their privelege in everybody's faces."

Pistol Pete's grabbed graphics, linked links, and erudite commentary for today.

2:37pm CST Tue 2015 Feb 17 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Pope: Today I read about the execution of those twenty-one or twenty-two Coptic Christians. Their only words were: "Jesus, help me!". They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians. You, my brother, in your words referred to what is happening in the land of Jesus. The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard. It makes no difference whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Protestants. They are Christians! Their blood is one and the same. Their blood confesses Christ. As we recall these brothers and sisters who died only because they confessed Christ, I ask that we encourage each another to go forward with this ecumenism which is giving us strength, the ecumenism of blood. The martyrs belong to all Christians.

Political Theater


Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton, photographed together, at the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live.

4:03pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

Under Tyranny

As more fresh fruits and vegetables are being introduced into school lunches, students are reporting that they’re finding more unintended protein in the items….

6:28pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

Liberal Politics

"We need to remove ourselves from a different kind of slavery. What I’m talking about is a slavery that comes from being dependent on people in power." -Mia Love

4:06pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

Impeach Obama

Cutie-Pie O

"There were a handful of delusional tweets, but as I read on I started chuckling. Clever and competent conservatives totally hijacked the hash tag, and it’s AWESOMESAUCE."

4:20pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

Animal Culture


…We used to be able to blame the Monarch's decline on Mexican farmers, who cut down the trees in the butterfly's over-wintering grounds.

But in this country, in just four years, we've lost an area of conservation, and wild lands larger than the state of Texas, to corn conversion because of the ethanol boom.

…his backroom blossoms with great fluffy bags and tidy little boxes of possibility, milkweed seed.

The seed, gathered by volunteers across the country who are taking a stand alongside Taylor, will be taken to a greenhouse in Baldwin City where, by spring, he'll pop milkweed plugs to plant in Oklahoma, and Kansas and Iowa.

6:25pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

History - still with us

Okla flag

"The Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma — a prosperous black-owned business district — was destroyed and some 300 blacks were killed by white mobs in the Tulsa race riot of 1921.

"Olivia Hooker, whose father owned a department store, was just 6 years old…."

8:44pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

Kids These Days!

Smiley Bone

Amusing collection of graphics and stories.

3:55pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

Pop Culture

"…on Valentine's Day and These 19 People's Hearts are Broken—Read Their Reactions!" (or not)

Posted as a public service announcement.

6:39pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

US Military

Fascinating pictures show birth of Lockheed's top secret SR-71 spy plane - which is STILL the fastest plane ever built after 39 years

6:18pm CST Mon 2015 Feb 16 :MW

Wars and Rumors

"Thousands of foreigners have flocked to Iraq and Syria in the past two years, mostly to join Islamic State, but a handful of idealistic Westerners are enlisting as well, citing frustration their governments are not doing more to combat the ultra-radical Islamists or prevent the suffering of innocents."

8:11pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

Government at Play

"…we’ve always maintained a super-secret internal color-coded system. Following an analysis of Jen Psaki’s interview with Ms. Megyn regarding the unplanned evacuation of the Yemen embassy from yesterday’s post, I think I’ve finally hacked it.…"

Very Funny.

8:49pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

Digital Theft

"Once they were ready to strike they were able to impersonate bank staff online in order to transfer millions of pounds into dummy accounts.

"The hackers were also able to cause ATMs to dispense cash on demand without the use of a card."

9:14pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

Murdering Scum


How often do you see the labels humor and Islam on the same post? [video at link]

9:05pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

Impeach Obama


Just how ejjimicated is Mr. Harvard Law Perfesser Presentdent?

Obama pronounced corpsman “Corpse man.” …

Obama thinks Austrian is a language.

Obama thinks the Constitution was written twenty centuries ago.

Obama thinks Hawaii is an Asian country.

Obama thinks Europe is a country. …

8:22pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

Solar System


"Goddard Space Flight Center just released this collection of images from the SDO mission on it’s fifth anniversary." [Video at link]

9:12pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

US Military


"ISIS has taken a western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi not far from Ramadi. Nearby al-Baghdadi is an Iraqi base, al-Asad, where 300 Marines are training Iraqi forces.

"And coming off the episode in Yemen where someone in the Obama administration ordered Marines to destroy their crew served and personal weapons — well, it seems the part of the traitor may have already been cast. …"

9:01pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW


I'm a huge fan of Demetrius de Moors, high school wrestling champion. Because not only does he win in his chosen sport, but he wins at life in a big way.

Faith in humanity need some restoration? Look no further than Demetrius

8:59pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary faced

"Sen. Paul is clearly working on the 'let loose and laugh' aspect of the GOP. On Valentine's Day, his social media team poked some fun at the Hildabeast, and I don't care who you are. These. Are. HILARIOUS." [Graphics at link]

9:10pm CST Sun 2015 Feb 15 :MW

Valentine's Day

"…one thousand seventy six female students at Edmond Memorial High School in Oklahoma received candy and cards for Valentine's Day. In other words, every female student at Edmond Memorial High School."

9:06pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 14 :MW

It adds up. [graphic]

8:56pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 14 :MW

"My Darling Wife, This note is to warn you of a diabolical plot entered into by some of our so called friends — (ha!) calendar makers and even our own children. These and others would have you believe we’ve been married 20 years. …"

8:31pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 14 :MW
cat, excited

Your Valentine's Day dose of d'aaww.

8:28pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 14 :MW

Ogden Nash
More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That’s how much I love you.…

8:23pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 14 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete's Post and comments for Valentine's Day.

8:53pm CST Sat 2015 Feb 14 :MW