Blog Heap o'Links for July 2015

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Disturbing Family Patterns

…Nucatola’s graphic explanation of how to “crush” unborn babies to maximize organ retrieval requires a clarifier. These babies are being strategically maneuvered, crushed, and dismembered under ultrasound guidance—while still alive. This poses an ethical question.…

An ethical question… to say the least!
5:43pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 31 :MW

…This requires criminal investigation…

Analysis by Gabriel Malor
9:11am CDT Fri 2015 Jul 31 :MW

Criminally Stupid

Usually "criminally stupid" is for articles about crooks tripping themselves up. This is about a cop, though, or, at least, a 911 operator.

Caller: (inaudible) I'm keeping him alive.
Sanchez [911]: Is he not breathing?
Caller: Barely. (inaudible) Stay with me. Stay with me, okay? Good job, Jaydon.
Sanchez: Is he breathing?
Caller: He's barely breathing. How many times do I have to f---ing tell you?
Sanchez: Okay, do you know what ma'am? You can deal with it yourself. I'm not going to deal with this, okay?
Caller: No, he's going to die.
The call ends there.

5:56pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 31 :MW

Know the Enemy

…It appears to me that the “scientists” listened to by the writer are oriented to those who oppose the production of oil and gas and the frac treatments used to enhance the productivity of the wells. The existence of a worldwide movement having such opposition to such production with the goal of depopulation of the world by any means was brought to my attention when my now 52 year old youngest was a Weebalos Cub Scout.
It had been the practice of the Pack, 237, Lakewood, Colorado, to take that den on a camp out in the mountains before they turned 12 and went into a Scout Troop. It was required that each cub have a dad responsible for him present. After getting them bedded down for the night the dads were sitting around the campfire getting acquainted and one informed us that “his group” was determined to end oil and gas production. He went on to state that “his group” would go to any lengths to depopulate the world, including execution. At his turn, he stated that his occupation was a junior high school science teacher.…

5:49pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 31 :MW

Healing Ourselves

…With more barbaric video of the Planned Butcherhood racket undoubtedly yet to come, it is worth pausing from this avalanche of evil to remind the nation that there are thousands of miracle workers in the health care industry who value life and honor their professional oath to first do no harm.
I know this firsthand as the proud daughter of a neonatologist who dedicated his life to using his medical training to save lives, not destroy them. Nowhere is the sanctity of life more vividly illustrated than in a NICU. A father in Texas wrote me with his own personal story…

6:07pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 31 :MW

Man and Woman

…under certain circumstances behaviour can affect your hormonal levels. Hormones are powerful substances: they are the chemicals which tell our bodies how to express gender, and which gender to express.

It turns out that adopting aggressive, masculine postures and developing combative psychological reflexes can boost testosterone levels by significant percentages. In many cases, women with a predilection for activism have high testosterone levels in the first place…

High-testosterone women are more likely to get guts because it’s estrogen that controls fat around the waist, hips and rear. …

6:02pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 31 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

…after spending hours and hours immersed in the corruption and depravity that we are mired in, it’s therapeutic to take a step back and just chill. These posts don’t elicit any response but hopefully somebody might get a smile.

Pete's Friday collection of goodies and baddies.
11:53pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 31 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

…There’s only so much depression I can tolerate at one time.I usually save the fun stuff until Friday, but, dammit, I just feel like it.…

Pete's Friday funnies (more or less) arrived a day early this week. Still fresh and delicious, though.
11:56pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 30 :MW

…On this day in 1965 LBJ signed the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.…

Vic's news headline links and wilting commentary for the day
8:06am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 30 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

…memories of hopping on my J. C. Higgins bicycle and riding off to the nearby drug store. As you walked in the door the first thing you saw was the comic book rack. The high point of the month was when the newest comics came out. I’d take a dollar and buy 4 or 5 10-cent comics, a 10-cent bottle of Nehi strawberry soda and a bag of penny candy. Then it was off to find a shady spot to read, drink, and sink into a sugar-induced coma.…

Pete's post of news headline links and comments starts off with comic book nostalgia.
8:10pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 29 :MW

…On this day in 1932 The "Bonus" Army was evicted from their campsite in Washington by Douglas MacArthur and 6 tanks.…

Vic delivers the news, wrapped in editorials, covered with disdain.
8:04am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 29 :MW

Wars and Rumors

A 32-page document obtained by American Media Institute reveals the Islamic State’s plans to build a terrorist army and provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world” war on humanity.… (Quotes and links to USA Today)

3:14pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

One Sheriff hospitalized, several more on high alert after suspicious envelopes with white powder were discovered in mail.

Glenn Palmer, Sheriff of Grant County and outspoken gun rights supporter, has been hospitalized after rash developed on his skin after opening an envelope filled with white powder. Several other pro gun Sheriffs received similar envelopes in the mail, but so far none of them others developed strange symptoms.…

3:11pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

Planned Parenthood Fundraises Off Baby Body Parts Scandal… Then again, this is Planned Parenthood… "Get Your T-Shirt Today!"

2:53pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

…a few hours after the release of the latest gruesome and shocking undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, Organizing for Action, formerly Obama for America, tweeted their support for Planned Parenthood and, presumably, all the grotesque practices that entails.

The group is the non-profit with the sole goal of supporting President Obama's policies and points of view. The only question left at this point is whether the President thinks Planned Parenthood is getting a good deal on their baby part sales.…

2:49pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday.…

2:47pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate "patient privacy." Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been proven.…

2:45pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Sarah Palin pulled no punches when calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood on Sunday, pointing out that it was Planned Parenthood, not the Confederate flag, which killed 90,000 black babies in 2014.…

2:43pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

…Today, (Tuesday) pro-lifers in over 50 cities are gathering to protest federal funding of the baby chop shop.

“Women have been betrayed by Planned Parenthood. Families have been deceived,” it says on their website. “And the smallest among us have been the ultimate victims of Planned Parenthood's horrific business schemes. Quite frankly, we've had enough. It’s time to relieve Planned Parenthood of our taxpayer dollars. Join pro-lifers across the nation on Tuesday, July 28th to call on state and federal officials to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood, now!”…

2:40pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

How Planned Parenthood Gets Its Money, Explained in 90 Seconds [video]

2:37pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

… On her first day, O’Donnell witnessed her colleagues placing cut up baby parts in “pie dishes” and passing them around for review. Upon seeing and touching the aborted baby parts, “I could feel death and pain shoot up my body, … I blacked out basically…”

2:34pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

For 6 months, Holly O’Donnell’s job was to identify pregnant women at Planned Parenthood who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest the fetal body parts after their abortions.…

2:31pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

As disturbing as this all is, there is something gratifying about this all being exposed.

2:30pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW
Sanger poster
2:27pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Cate Dyer is the doctor Mengele of this enterprise … CEO of stem express, who is buying the baby parts … sister of one of John Boehners top aides…

12:01pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Digital Tyranny

…This is a dangerous bill, and the vague language here is almost Orwellian with what could be severe ramifications.…

3:09pm CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Language Culture

Hircine: of or pertaining to a goat, especially its odor.

11:58am CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Breitbart is Here


Vic just woke up so no news today. I'll be back tomorrow.

8:13am CDT Tue 2015 Jul 28 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Via Al Jazeera: At least 19 people have been killed and 47 others injured when explosives carried by a girl, aged about 10, detonated in a crowded market in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, police have said.

No one claimed responsibility for Sunday’s explosion but the latest attack bears the hallmarks of the armed group Boko Haram.

9:59pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW


Oregon Flag

The Oregon State Police and multiple partners are conducting a statewide investigation after multiple government offices around the state received suspicious mail, some with an unknown substance.

Hazardous Materials Teams and investigators have responded to these reports. This is a preliminary release and more information will be released when it is available.…

All over Oregon! (See Map)
11:24pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Theory of Education

Public Grade School is a highly crafted set of "lessons" designed to…

10:06pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

On Tuesday pro-lifers in more than 50 cities – and counting – will be rallying against Planned Parenthood under the banner of #WomenBetrayed in response to the gruesome undercover investigative videos released by the Center for Medical Progress over the past two weeks.…

9:49pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Impeach Obama


…Take a look at all these quotes from the man who believes he knows the “kinda leadership that is needed for America right now.”…

10:01pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

It's Only Money

…“Sound money” has a clear message recognized for centuries around the world. It describes the musical, metallic ring of a gold, silver, or copper coin dropped on any hard surface – glass, stone, wood, or metal. Sound money literally refers to real wealth, with a natural, unmistakable signature of honesty and integrity, as opposed to the swishy paper and plastic debt used almost exclusively today.…

10:15pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Wild Oklahoma

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Oklahoma …rancher was shot to death in his rural home Sunday evening… deputies were called the man's home after a hired hand found Charlie Kirk at about 6 a.m. Monday.…

Sounds like the Mullendore murders, at least in that an old rancher is shot dead mysteriously, and the body is discovered by a ranch hand.
10:52pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Okla Flag Israel Flag

The mourners didn't know her name, her native country or the place where she met her demise, but they knew her as one of their own and as such, she deserved the dignity of a traditional Jewish burial Sunday in Oklahoma City's Fairlawn Cemetery.… The service, Jacobson said, was the result of "once-in-a-lifetime" circumstances. Jacobson, spiritual leader of Emanuel Synagogue, said she was contacted in 2014 by a local Christian minister who said the family of one of his church members had the remains of a Holocaust victim in their possession. …

10:09pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Big City Stories

…The only thing that comes out of New York NY that is worth a damn is I-95S.

11:15pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Policing Ourselves

The eternal flame that serves as the centerpiece for a memorial that honors Louisiana law enforcement officers was destroyed last weekend hours after the funeral for a fallen officer.…

9:44pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Headline of the Day

Chair Of House Of Lords Privileges & Conduct Committee Filmed Snorting Cocaine Off A Hooker’s Boobs

9:58am CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW


We previously have featured the story of Michael Lutz, the Wisconsin whistleblower and former prosecutor who alleged that the union-operative wife of “John Doe” prosecutor John Chislhom was behind the targeting of conservative activists that recently was thrown out by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. … Now Lutz is dead, of what police are terming an apparent suicide…

10:04pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Sex and Politics

Texas Flag

In a victory for reason and common sense, the Texas Supreme Court has given the city of Houston 30 days to either repeal it's ridiculous rules governing public restroom use by the opposite sex or put it on the ballot for voter approval.

The law was intended to make it possible for trans genders to choose whatever bathroom they felt comfortable in using. Opposition to the bill resulted in city officials subpoening the sermons and other documents from 5 local pastors, looking for violations of the equal rights statute. The subpoenas were withdrawn following a nationwide outcry.…

10:14pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Defending Ourselves

A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter…

9:51pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Opposing Tyranny

…This is on my mind this fine July morning due to a phrase I first encountered quite recently: “sundown segregation.” It refers to the natural human tendency to prefer the company of others like oneself when there are no overriding considerations (e.g., one’s occupation). … Political initiatives to combat that wholly natural tendency are, in a word, unnatural. … What too many good-hearted persons fail to realize is that the overt rationale for such initiatives is nothing more than a cover for the all-important covert motive: the desire of the power-hungry to assert absolute hegemony over every aspect of human life.…

9:47pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

United States of America

US Flag

The Metric of Success - This is a map…

10:07pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

That’s one term collectors of antique and vintage items use to describe some pieces in whatever their field of interest is. It can also be a description of days this poster is not crabby, grumpy, belligerent, whiny, disagreeable, sarcastic, bitchy, obstinate, opinionated, grouchy, bitter or profane.…

That ol' curmudgeon Pete's post of the day, full of all those qualities.
10:20pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW
Collection of political and humorous cartoons and photoremixes for your amusement and depression.
9:54am CDT Mon 2015 Jul 27 :MW

Political Theater

Breitbart is Here

…When it comes to assessing Trump’s politics however, one of the right’s happiest and most dearly missed warriors once told us everything we need to know.…

1:05pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

(Jul 25) TULSA, Oklahoma - A group rallied to show support for the Confederate flag Saturday at Tulsa City Hall. Demonstrators from northeastern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City area say they aren't about hate, they're about heritage and showing pride in their Southern past.

They also believe the government is overstepping its authority in opposing the use of the flag.…

11:52am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

…The Scouts do not allow consumption of alcoholic beverages at scout functions. Why? Is it because alcohol is morally wrong? Is it because duty to God or Country requires one to abstain from drinking? Certainly not. The Scouts do not allow consumption of alcoholic beverages because it is unwise.

Openly homosexual leadership is beyond unwise. It is undermining the very Oath and Law we expect these boys to uphold. It is proving to them, in a way words will never be able to overcome, that the Oath and Law are “just words,” and have no meaning. It is proving to them that morality is based on convenience, and duty to God ends at doors of the church building.

What is worse about this decision is this: the homosexual lobby will not stop with this success.…

11:44am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

Under Tyranny

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being accused of withholding records. Federal agents removed hundreds of id cards and hard drives from his office, under the orders of a federal judge.…

12:23pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

9/11 - still with us

GW Bush

…National Archives released a series of never before seen photos from … 9/11. Some of the photos show President Bush with members of his staff in a “secure bunker buried beneath the White House.” …

12:27pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

Animal Culture

Cat Excited
An amusing gaggle of images of apparently irritated critters.
12:56pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

US Military


…In response to the recommendations, McCall posted on Facebook, “To the higher powers that be: You have suggested we Marines NOT wear our uniforms to recruiting stations for “our own protection”. Let me make myself clear. If I’m not going to hide in Afghanistan during a war, why in the hell would I EVER hide in my own country?”

“The day us Marines run and hide from our enemies will be the day this country falls,” he continued. “We won’t EVER let that happen. We WILL continue to wear our uniform with pride.”…

8:31pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW
US Flag

…The couple found the 70-year-old dog tag in their garden in Sedley, Virginia. … Alison posted the story on Facebook, and after a number of messages, shares and likes, a family member of Willis saw the post and contacted him. Before they knew it, Willis showed up at their house. Interestingly enough, Alison and Kelby’s home once belonged to Willis. He moved there after WWII, and that’s how his dog tag ended up there. …

At 18, Willis served in Germany during the war as a “tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber.”

He’ll be celebrating his 89th birthday August 31.

“It was a sentimental feeling and historical feeling for me and I wanted to keep it for my grandchildren,” he said. “I’m just a blessed man. I’ve really been blessed.”…

1:10pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

Defending Ourselves

…The world is in a state of disarray and the United States is going down fast. We are losing everything that our Founding fathers based this Country on. Until last week almost all the bad terrorist or mass shootings were somewhere else and now they are in our backyard. Chattanooga TN is only about 35 minutes away from the DeKalb County line. As Sheriff I receive sensitive information from all over the United States almost on a monthly bases. I called a supervisor meeting last Friday to change the policy on our firearms. We are trying to raise the money now to buy every Certified Deputy a backup weapon to carry concealed on his person everywhere he goes. When people can walk into schools, movie theatres, recruiting stations ext. and pull a gun it’s time for all of us law abiding citizens to take a look at how we protect ourselves, family and friends. This Country is based on God, guns, and the right to protect ourselves. I think as Sheriff it is my place to protect the safety and security of our citizens. And help citizens in ways to protect their selves and their families.

When we have laws that will not allow our military personnel to wear a weapon on this soil that leaves them wide open and unable to protect themselves. 25 years or more when this law was written it wasn’t needed then and is surely not needed now. I ask each and every one of you to take a look at how you are prepared to protect yourself. If you are not prepared it is time that you get self-defense training or firearms training. As a Christian I ask you to put your faith in God, and as a life time NRA member it is time you learn to protect yourself by learning the proper and safe ways to handle a weapon.

Link is to PDF file.
12:20pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

Governing Ourselves

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz has long criticized career politicians in both parties for not listening to the American people; indeed, he started a Twitter hashtag #MakeDCListen on this very issue and has taken to the Senate floor on a number of occasions to urge DC to listen to the people who elected them. … Cruz once again took to the Senate floor to berate career politicians in both parties, particularly Republican leadership…

11:50am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

United States of America

Allen West

Allen West:

Last week, I spoke in Times Square in New York City at the Stop Iran Rally in front of about 12,000 people. Since then, the video of my speech on Facebook as been viewed 26 million times. I guess it struck a nerve.

But I left a few things out.…

12:04pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

AmerIndians Today

Okla Flag

A Tulsa tradition that dates back to the 1940s is getting bigger every year. The Tulsa Powwow started out as a gathering of friends and family in a backyard, but now it is a major event at the Cox Business Center,

The Tulsa Indian Club is hosting the 63rd annual event this year.

It is a showcase of tradition and culture from tribes across the state and country.

Skidi Leading Fox is this year’s Tulsa Powwow Princess, and she accepted the title while donning beautiful handmade regalia, each object with deep meaning to her culture.…

11:55am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat
News headline links and summaries
7:29pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW
Nice Deb's weekly video collection

Ted Cruz, Ted & Rush Limbaugh, Ted & Chris Matthews, criminal Hillary, Trifecta on Dinesh D’Souza, Obama & race, Coulter & race, Trifecta on Jeb!, Chattanooga Marine to Obama

12:11pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW
Shorter format, Joe Dan says
11:40am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 26 :MW

Wars and Rumors


Two former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba were arrested by Belgian police in a counterterrorism operation targeting a recruiting network for al Qaeda in Syria. …

…as Obama plans to release more and have no place to put such people anymore. Brilliant.
6:02pm CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW


"He has a smirk on his face …I don't know if there's any remorse whatsoever based on that picture…"

5:58pm CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Know the Enemy

A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.”…

6:08pm CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Art of

Capacitance Electronic Disks are one of the great disasters in the history of video storage systems, and are pretty much unknown today… much like traditional vinyl phonograph records, but with the grooves much, much finer. …

5:46pm CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

…In 1788, Newton published a pamphlet, Thoughts Upon the Slave Trade, in which he described the horrible conditions on the slave ships, and wrote that “It will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me, that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.” He joined in the efforts of William Wilberforce and other abolitionists in Parliament to outlaw the slave trade, and he lived to see the passage of the Slave Trade Act on March 25, 1807. Nine months later, he died in London, the city of his birth.

John Newton is best remembered today as the author of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” In 1982, 175 years after his death, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.…

A few days late for his birthday (Jul 24), but worth celebrating.
6:49am CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Feeding Ourselves

…Take the steak home. Get a bigass frying pan and put the shit on the stove, cranking the heat up as far as that fucker will go.…

Um… Language warning.
6:46am CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Spiritual Matters

The quarter-century controversy over the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial has finally ended, after the US Department of Defense sold the government land on which the 29-foot cross stood.

Judges have disagreed over how emblematic the San Diego memorial really was of Christianity.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals referred to the cross as a “distinctively Christian symbol” in its 2011 ruling that the memorial was unconstitutional. It sided with opponents who argued the cross signified “that Jesus is the Son of God and died to redeem mankind.”

In contrast, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested “the cross was a war memorial,” maintaining that it was “outrageous” to conclude that the only dead veterans it honored were Christians. The high court has twice refused to review the case.…

7:06am CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Healing Ourselves

Scientists across Africa are celebrating the news that the world's first vaccine against malaria has been approved by the European Medicines Agency. The vaccine, named Mosquirix, was given the green light on Friday after more than 30 years of research, detailed in 230,000 pages of data. It now means that the vaccine will be examined by the World Health Organisation and, if approved, could be administered to children across Africa within the next few years.… [Video: Auto-run]

6:30am CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

US Military

…Defense Department asked armed citizens to stop guarding recruitment centers.

"The presence of armed civilians, it said, might cause safety problems….

The irony would be hilarious, if the situation weren't so grim.
5:05pm CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

US Congress

The conservative activist group Citizens United is releasing a new poll of its membership, which surveyed some 4,000 activists across the country. Just two percent approve of the job Congress is doing. More than 90 percent want their Member of Congress to replace current House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).…

Which leaves one wondering: What's wrong with the other 10%?
5:49pm CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Being Human

…You may know these physical feelings as chills or tingles – but some people feel them so powerfully, they describe the sensations as “skin orgasms”.… researchers have then been able to pinpoint the kinds of features that are more likely to trigger the different sensations during a musical frisson. Sudden changes in harmony, dynamic leaps (from soft to loud), and melodic appoggiaturas… seem to be particularly powerful.

6:18am CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Breitbart is Here


… On this day in 2014 the big news was the EPA illegally blocking an Alaska Gold Mine using the clean water act BEFORE a study was even done.…

Vic's Saturday Round-up starts here today.
6:01am CDT Sat 2015 Jul 25 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

Republican 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson… "You wonder if he actually knows the history of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, who was trying to eliminate black people. That was the whole purpose of it."

6:37pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Representative Diane Black (R-TN) and 80 original cosponsors introduced H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which would immediately halt all sources of Federal funding to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates for a one year period.… [Video of Cong. Black]

6:35pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

It looks like Planned Parenthood has gone into Def Con 1 as it desperately reviews what it has been revealing about itself to outside venders … now that they realize they let a Biomax representative observe PP actually harvesting organs from fetal remains. … PP is warning their Congressional backers that the worse is yet to come…

6:32pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

According to this, the DOJ is actually opening up an investigation to investigate whether the Center for Medical Progress did anything illegal in secretly videotaping meetings with Planned Parenthood officials who were discussing and negotiating the price of baby livers and lungs and other tissue. You know, because THAT was the greater crime here. …

6:29pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif)… "Let’s have an investigation of those people who were trying to ensnare Planned Parenthood in a controversy that doesn’t exist" while dismissing all claims that Planned Parenthood makes profits off selling baby organs. … remarks echoed that of White House press secretary Josh Earnest just a day earlier who defended Planned Parenthood's actions as perfectly legal while decrying the videos as being "selectively edited." …

6:27pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW


…[he had] “exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements” … "a history of mental health issues, i.e., manic depression and/or bi-polar disorder.” … wife also removed all weapons from their home because she feared his “volatile mental state” …

6:14pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

The gunman who opened fire inside a packed movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night, was 59-year-old John Russell Houser… from Phenix City, Alabama… no known connection to Lafayette… was estranged from his family and had mental health issues… applied for gun but did not pass the background check… supported Barack Obama [perversely]… "the faster he wrecks this nation, which in no way resembles what it’s founders envisioned, the faster working people with morals may re-assume command. ie I was for his re-election.…"

No explanation possible.
6:11pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Know the Enemy

ChiCom Flag

…Despite tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea, the two nations’ militaries train together at a very high level. … [War News Updates editor: "It makes you wonder if Pentagon and U.S. foreign policy has become schizophrenic."]

6:23pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

…“The process of death wishing, in the guise of liberalism, has been eroding the civilization of the West for a century and more, and now would seem to be about to reach its apogee. The Liberal mind, effective everywhere, whether in power or in opposition, has provided the perfect instrument. Systematically, stage by stage, dismantling our Western way of life, depreciating and deprecating all its values so that the whole social structure is now tumbling down, dethroning its God, undermining all its certainties. And all this, wonderfully enough, in the name of the health, wealth and happiness of all mankind.…" —Malcolm Muggeridge

7:17pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

US Civil War - still with us

A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said [a random insane person]… The group told WREG if the process took too long, the could take more drastic measures.…

The failure of mental health care in our country is a tragedy.

Update — A Tennessee man drove across the state to repair the damage…

7:35pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Impeach Obama

Whacky O

… Obama added… When people throw up their hands and say "there's nothing that can be done,… then what you get are protest movements on the left, or the right — I mean, to some degree the Tea Party is an expression of frustration; they see a bunch of stuff going on that they don't understand and they feel threatened by, and then they react." …

That right there, that's called projection, a signature of the insane party.
7:15pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Transport Future

…Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no avail. Then the windshield wipers turned on, and wiper fluid blurred the glass.

As I tried to cope with all this, a picture of the two hackers performing these stunts appeared on the car’s digital display: Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, wearing their trademark track suits. A nice touch, I thought.…

7:19pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Lord Weidenfeld, an influential British publisher whom Christians helped escape Nazi-occupied Austria during his youth, has set up a fund to help save Syrian and Iraqi Christian refugees from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. … “We have been deeply moved by the plight of Christians in conflict-torn Middle East countries, and we are supporting the transfer of Christian families to safe havens where they can lead normal lives.” …

6:43pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Marriage Today

…Patch reports the two were estranged when he set off, and that his wife, who was widowed once before, didn’t want to repeat the experience. She has reportedly told him his quest is “the most romantic thing.” Hites says he doesn’t know his exact weight now (he dresses in size 70 pants), but he may weigh himself on the big scale at the junkyard up the road before getting back on the saddle. He says he hopes to drop down to a chubby but healthier 300 pounds.…

7:37pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Star Trek - still with us

Star Trek Enterprise

Ted Cruz told the New York Times that he identified with Star Trek’s Captain Kirk more than Captain Picard because he felt that Kirk was more of a conservative and Picard more of a liberal.…

7:38pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Animal Companions


…That's when Beiswenger brought him a shovel.

"It was quite a shock to pull the dog up and the gator is still attached to the dog," he recalled.

Bloodied, but with all her legs still attached, Hope ran onto the dry land and the gator followed.

Daniels recalled hitting the gator on the top of the head with the shovel and the gator swimming off.

Beiswenger picked up Hope, put her in a golf cart and drove her to the clubhouse. Once there, she grabbed a tablecloth and used it as a tourniquet. She managed to get Hope to an emergency vet nearby.…

9:30pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Man and Woman

Not so long ago, the average American man in his 20s had achieved most of the milestones of adulthood: a high-school diploma, financial independence, marriage and children. Today, most men in their 20s hang out in a novel sort of limbo, a hybrid state of semi-hormonal adolescence and responsible self-reliance. This “pre-adulthood” has much to recommend it, especially for the college-educated. But it’s time to state what has become obvious to legions of frustrated young women: It doesn’t bring out the best in men.…

6:19pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

US Military

…head of the US Northern Command has now issued a directive to authorize recruiters not to be able to carry weapons at the centers but he wants them to implement new security measures like “closing the blinds at the office.” …

7:09pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW
Marines Shield

“Some of the Marines who were shot to death last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., effectively sacrificed themselves to save the lives of others, diverting the gunman away from a larger group of potential victims, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation into the killings,”

6:41pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were alone and your home was invaded by a stranger who was bigger and more powerful than you? …it actually happened to me. … If it had not been for the training, the planning, the practice, being aware of and exercising my Second Amendment rights, things could have ended in tragedy. …

6:17pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1929 the Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, went into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers). The progressives of that era were just as stupid as the progressives/liberals of this era. They thought they could outlaw war.…

Start your day the Ace of Spades way with a dose of Vic News Network.
7:36am CDT Fri 2015 Jul 24 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Depraved jihadis fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq have started using chickens as mobile improvised explosive devices, it has been claimed.

Members of the terror group operating in and around the city of Fallujah are said to be strapping explosive belts to chickens, which are then encouraged to wander into enemy camps.…

9:01am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 23 :MW

…When the shooting first started, troops inside the building went room to room to rush their colleagues to safety, said Maj. Gen. Paul W. Brier, commanding general of the 4th Marine Division. Then, some rushed back into the fight.

Two guns belonging to service members were recovered at the scene, he said; shots were fired from at least one. It's unclear if the gunman was hit by one of those weapons, Reinhold said. The military will investigate whether the service members were authorized to have those weapons.

In the motor pool area, two Marines tried to "provide cover" while their comrades tried to escape over the fence, Reinhold said.

Both Reinhold and Brier declined to elaborate further on how the troops engaged Abdulazeez.

"I can tell you that our Marines reacted the way you would expect," Brier said.…

7:22am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 23 :MW

Art of


…[CBS] recently invited 400 mothers and their daughters to attend a live screening of Supergirl, but then leaped above everyone’s expectations in a single bound by bringing Supergirl herself, actress Melissa Benoist, out to meet the crowd. … [video]

8:32pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 23 :MW

“In some ways it has hit me, and in other ways it hasn’t,” the former Glee star said of her new role. “I am fully aware of how much Supergirl means to her fans and how much she has the ability to affect people for the better, but I’m not sure I am quite aware of how large that circle of affectation is — and I might not be until the show begins to air in the fall.”

8:29pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 23 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1929 the Fascist government in Italy banned the use of foreign words.…

Vic's report is ready for your perusal.
7:11am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 23 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…While the media speculated his background and motive, his features, family Facebook, and connections were easy for us to establish that what we have here is a Palestinian pro-Hamas terrorist who went to Jordan and most likely got involved with ISIS affiliates.…

3:51pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

Washington Post Changes Planned Parenthood Headline From ‘Organ Harvesting’ to ‘Research’

3:36pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

Modern Family Life

…The doctor’s plan went into action on July 8th. The twins underwent a separation and reconstruction surgery with a team of around twenty physicians, nurses, and staff. After four hours, the separation was a success. … still face surgeries to repair the organ systems they once shared.

3:40pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

Kids These Days!

Batman Logo

…The opening was sufficient for ventilation but it wasn't big enough for an adult to squeeze through and unlock the vehicle or retrieve the keys. This is when Ahmed, dressed as Batman, stepped forward — with his mother in hand — and offered to help.

"A policeman put his jumper down on the window to protect from the glass and Batman crawled in to fetch the keys," Iris' grandmother recalled. "He was a true superhero and I'm so grateful to him."…

9:44pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

US Military

July 17, OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - After a deadly shooting at a military installation in Tennessee, Gov. Mary Fallin is authorizing the state's adjutant general to arm full-time Oklahoma National Guardsmen at military facilities in Oklahoma. Fallin issued an executive order on Friday granting Maj. Gen. Robbie Asher the authority to arm National Guard soldiers and airmen with whatever weaponry he deems necessary to adequately provide for their safety and security.…

3:52pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

There’s been all sorts of political pundits commenting on the Iranian nuke deal announced yesterday. But sometimes the best commentary is made through just an image that is worth much more than a thousand words…

3:38pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

US Military Casualties

Four Marines and a sailor were slain in the attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Some of them had deployed overseas and seen battle, others had not. Here is a look at the victims…

3:42pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Pistol Pete

No frills,no rants,just the normal mix of good and bad…mostly bad.…

The Blog Heaper has been negligent in linking, among many sources, to Pistol Pete's posts on PoliNation. Hope to make up for that.
3:54pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

…On this day in 1298 William Wallace was defeated by Edward The Longshanks at the battle of Falkirk.…

Vic has the news lined up for you, starting here.
7:30am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 22 :MW

US Military

Marines Shield

Civilians, with semi-automatic carbines, eating Chick-fil-A, guarding Marines.

11:48am CDT Tue 2015 Jul 21 :MW

Breitbart is Here


No news this morning. I will be leaving for Dr's office shortly.

Note from the Mindful Blog Heaper: I regret the lack of new items lately. Been busy with meatspace matters.
8:35am CDT Tue 2015 Jul 21 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Vic posted no initial comment this morning, but his news is here.
7:28am CDT Mon 2015 Jul 20 :MW

Fun can be... just Fun!

Cat Excited
Once again, the bitter bluebird puts together a delightful collection of kitteh pix.
9:01am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 19 :MW

Wild Oklahoma

…In Durant, Okla. Wednesday morning, trucks lined up awaiting his arrival, and now supporters are in Bricktown. Supporters want to let the President know the Confederate flag, they say, stands for heritage, not hate. The organizer of the event… Andrew Duncomb, an organizer in Oklahoma City who calls himself “the Black Rebel” …

2:58pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 17 :MW

Healing Ourselves

…Finally, after a month of tests, they discovered he has a rare auto-immune disease called transverse myelitis, that attacks the spinal cord. Integris neurologist Dr. Farhat Husain says the disease affects eight out of one million people. So rare, many doctors don't catch it.

"Doctors who are not used to seeing the patients with transverse myelitis may misdiagnose it as neuropathy and they sometimes think it is arthritis," said Husain.

Once patients get the correct diagnosis, Husain says it is treatable, but getting full mobility back isn't guaranteed. …

3:00pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 17 :MW

Policing Ourselves

…The teenagers flagged Officer Jarrett down… ‘Hey, officer, that roof over there is on fire. I think that house is on fire.’ … officer broke into the door and started looking for the child. “I was telling the baby ‘I’m here, just keep crying.’ I was just trying to make noise to make her keep crying,” he said. The heavy smoke pushed the officer to the ground. Minutes later… “I saw a little hand just reach up,” he said. “I was crawling towards her, she was crawling towards me. Saw her little hand, just picked her up and all I could think about was getting her some fresh air.” …

2:54pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 17 :MW

US Military

Marines Shield

Service records of the Marines killed at Chattanooga:

Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells

Reservist on active duty operational support.
Entered service: February 2014.
From: Cobb, Georgia.
Occupation: Field artillery cannoneer.

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan

Active duty.
From: Hampden, Massachusetts.
Entered service: September 1997.
Occuption: Field artillery cannoneer.
Deployments: Iraq (September 2007 to April 2008, September 2004 to April 2005).
Among his decorations was the Purple Heart.

Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt
Active duty.
From: Burke, North Carolina.
Entered service: September 2004.
Occupation: Field artillery operations man.
Deployments: Afghanistan (October 2010 to May 2011), Iraq (October 2007 to January 200.

Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist
Active duty.
From: Polk, Wisconsin.
Entered service: January 2009.
Occupation: Automotive maintenance technician.
Deployments: Afghanistan (September 2013 to May 2014).

11:50pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 17 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1790 the District of Columbia was established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act. …

Vic's News, Part 2 for today starts here
7:35am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 16 :MW
Vic scours the news and brings us the scrapings.

Bonus two-fer. Vic's news from yesterday and today!

…[Yesterday] On that day in 2002 the Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan handed down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl…

7:16am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 16 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…Today is Tuesday, July 14, 2015. On this day in 1881 Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.…

Vic's News starts at comment #1 on the Morning Thread. All is in order - or at least, that is.
7:53am CDT Tue 2015 Jul 14 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1923 the Hollywood Sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.…

Vic's news, views… and a history lesson… start in the morning thread this morning. All is as it should be.
5:45am CDT Mon 2015 Jul 13 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

Veronica Lodge

The CW has picked up Riverdale, the subversive television adaptation of Archie…

"Sugar Sugar" to be replaced by… you know what, never mind.
3:50pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Know the Enemy

…When you put all those pieces together, or "connect the dots" as the Democrats used to say when Bush was in office, you see the entire fabric of American society being rapidly and deliberately unraveled by orders and edicts.…

Hope & Change cartoon and commentary from July 10. Stilton does more while "on vacation" than many get done in a full work week.
10:17am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Impeach Obama

Smug O

President Obama is slated to become the first president to visit a federal prison while in office.

The White House announced on Friday that he will tour the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma and meet with inmates next week.

Yes, Mr. Obama, Oklahoma has a cell waiting for you.
3:57pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Art of

Throughout his long career, the Egyptian star Omar Sharif, who died Friday at the age of 83, was known for both the subtlety and grandeur of his roles. He won acclaim for many of them — multiple Golden Globes, a Cesar award and an Oscar nomination.

And, of course, there’s his signature scene: the one in which he moves across the desert on a camel in "Lawrence of Arabia," now etched into out cinematic consciousness. …

3:44pm CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW


Face Lift by Bluebird of Bitterness - clever collection of graphics
9:57am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Spiritual Matters

The story of the Waldensians is a story of devotion to the Scriptures, and of perseverance—a story that should inspire us all. Because of their origins in the distant 12th century, they have been called “the oldest evangelical Church”; because they became an embattled pocket of stubborn “heretics” in the valleys of the Piedmont Alps, unwilling to surrender their beliefs, they have been called the “Israel of the Alps.” The Waldensian story is fascinating, and legendary. …

10:10am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW
US Flag

This Fourth of July, God and America have a complicated relationship.A third of Americans say the United States is a Christian nation. But more than half say the country has a special relationship with the Almighty. …

9:56am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Despite having family members to sponsor them, a group of 20 Chaldean Christians who fled ISIS have been detained for over four months at the Otay Detention Facility in San Diego. The large Chaldean community in Southern California are unhappy with the unexplained delays and are demanding their release.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claim they are undermanned and face a backlog of cases but have offered little to the media about the prolonged detention of the Chaldean 20.

Mark Arabo, an activist and spokesmen for the local Chaldean community says, "What we do know is that they are being held without a real reason." …

Has nothing to do with our government's war on Chrisitianity. No relation.
9:47am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Animal Companions

A Calgary bird who lost his feet to frostbite is now walking thanks to a pair of artificial talons created on a 3D printer.…

9:39am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Fun can be... just Fun!

…The piazza in Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, located deep within Italy's central Majella National Park, will be covered with a 650-sq-m (7,000-sq-ft) board as part of the event later this month… billed as the biggest game of Risk in the world… Super-sized playing pieces designed to fit with the gigantic board will be used by those taking part.…

Mayor Francesco Crivelli… "Usually I like to play using the green pieces, but I lose, I always lose…."

10:20am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Headline of the Day

Wheaton College May Have to 'Outsource Sin'

Okay, it was four days ago, not today. Would be funny except it's not.
10:13am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Family Patterns

A photo of a question from a high school health test posted by Slate’s Will Saletan caught our eye. What’s the definition of “family”? Apparently, it’s literally anything that the test giver wants it to be…

9:53am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

US Constitution

…"The Congress, the courts, and the president ignore the Constitution we have today and our Founders knew we would eventually get to that point, and they gave us a method… to amend it to keep the federal government limited in its scope and its jurisdiction," Coburn said in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

The method he is referring to is Article V of the U.S. Constitution.…

"Most people don't think about this, but the states created the federal government -- the federal government didn't create the states," Coburn said. "And the supremacy, if you read the enumerated powers, written in the Constitution, it was very limited what the federal government was supposed to have, but everything else was supposed to be left to the states and to the people." …

[Re possibility of runaway convention] Coburn dismissed such fears.

"That's just hilarious to me," he said. "You have a runaway convention right now. You have a president that doesn't pay any attention to the Constitution. You have a Congress that doesn't fulfill its responsibility. And you have a Supreme Court that ignores its own precedents and the Founders' intent. Tell me why that isn't a runaway constitutional convention? That's what's happening to us now." …

9:52am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1812 The U.S. invaded Canada at Windsor, Ontario…

The Vicster is back, with news and views.

Maybe one day this blog-heaper can get back in gear, too?

7:14am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 12 :MW

Art of

You can make a tortilla into a 78 RPM record, play it, and then eat it.

If you have a 78 RPM turntable. And a laser tortilla recorder.
7:22am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 9 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1922 Tarzan swam the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the minute barrier.…

Vic beats the morning thread again. News links start here.
6:25am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 9 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Comics and photo remixes in political and humorous veins. Retro-added Jul 12
11:06pm CDT Wed 2015 Jul 8 :MW

…On this day in 1932 the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.…

Vic's news links start here in the stale leftovers of the Overnight Thread… again.
6:54am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 8 :MW

Breitbart is Here


On this day in 1928 sliced bread was sold for the first time (on the inventor's 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

Vic's News: Faster than an early morning thread, more powerful than the stench of the leftovernight thread.
6:41am CDT Tue 2015 Jul 7 :MW

Headline of the Day

Dancers Trade Slippers For Hard Hats At Tulsa Ballet Groundbreaking. —NewsOn6

Sounds awfully awkward. How do they get the hard hats to stay on their feet?
8:46pm CDT Mon 2015 Jul 6 :MW

Breitbart is Here


… On this day in 1189 Richard I "the Lionheart" acceded to the English throne.…

Vic's news nuggets, hidden in the sludge of the Overnight Thread again.
7:33am CDT Mon 2015 Jul 6 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1687 Isaac Newton published Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.…

Vic's daily round-up starts here today.

Blog-Heapers Note to Readers (if any):
Had a busy weekend. News has piled up, but links have lagged. I'll get to what I can the next few days. Expect late and retro-added links.

10:27am CDT Sun 2015 Jul 5 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Nice Deb Candle

Charlie Daniels, Bill Whittle, Krauthammer, much more

Deb's weekly collection of videos is a patriotic salute this week.
7:39pm CDT Sat 2015 Jul 4 :MW

Wars and Rumors

The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.

A total of 3,027 people have been executed by ISIS since it declared itself a state under strict Islamic law in Syria and Iraq last June…

12:10pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 3 :MW

Infrastructure Threat

Someone sliced high-capacity fiber optic cables in Northern California Tuesday in the latest of a dozen cases that have prompted massive Internet outages and stoked fears of a "coordinated attack" as the FBI investigates.

The FBI is investigating the wave of attacks, which on Tuesday disrupted service in some areas of Northern California, including the Sacramento and Rocklin areas. The damage is being treated as vandalism, although Internet provider Wave Broadband called the outage part of a "coordinated attack" on fiber cables.…

12:05pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 3 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Turbaned O

…Frankly, we don't think that it was God's plan to take advantage of these horrendous murders. We think that's more Mr. Obama's style.

Nor do we think that the president, who has religiously avoided church attendance ever since the good old "God DAMN America" days spent with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, was in any way speaking for the Almighty.

Rather, Obama was mixing his lies with truth - a skill which comes from another source entirely….

11:58am CDT Fri 2015 Jul 3 :MW

Man and Woman

The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

The department says in a statement of interest filed Monday that failure to do so amounts to sex discrimination under Title IX…

12:01pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 3 :MW

Pop Culture

Flying Car

'Back To The Future' was released 30 years ago today… and we’re still not sick of it.…

6:59pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 3 :MW

WW2 - less with us

Sir Nicholas Winton, who has died at the age of 106, is credited with rescuing 669 children - mostly Jewish - from the impending Nazi holocaust in 1939. …it is poignant that he died on the anniversary in July 1939 of the train carrying the largest number of children - 241 - to leave Prague. … Winton kept quiet about his exploits for 50 years, not even telling his wife, and it was not until 1988 that the true story of his selflessness in the face of evil came to light, bringing plaudits, honours and, best of all, reunions with those children who, without him, would undoubtedly have been destined for the gas chamber. …

12:17pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 3 :MW

Independence Day 2013

Hot Dog

Lore has it that in 1900 sports cartoonist Thomas Aloysius “Tad” Dorgan… dubbed his bunned lunch “hot dog.” His subsequent caricature of a dachshund on a bun got the goat of the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce, which instituted a policy of banning the term “hot dog” by concessionaires — insisting instead on the use of PC terms such as “Coney Islands,” “red hots” or “frankfurters.”… There are, however, some problems with this account.… The first printed references to “hot dog” occur in the 1890s…

7:06pm CDT Fri 2015 Jul 3 :MW

Political Theater

…Did Wilson love black people? No. He loved black votes.…

6:03pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW
Allen West

[Obama:] "…Kerry will travel to Havana formally to proudly raise the American flag over our embassy once more.”

I must disagree, there is nothing proud about having our American flag raised in a country that still has political prisoners. There is nothing proud about having the American flag flying over a country that is harboring Americans who have fled our nation and are guilty of crimes.…

5:59pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

…So when members of New Covenant Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado began getting threaten racist notes, the mostly black congregation was rightfully scared. Given the backdrop of the Charleston, SC shooting, Pastor Roland Joyner locked the church doors as a precaution. As it turns out, the person leaving the notes is black. … hasn’t yet given a reason.…

6:01pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Know the Enemy

ENID, Okla. — U.S. Sen. James Lankford said new trade legislation signed into law this week will be a boon for Oklahoma.… “For us to increase the number of people that take our products, whether it be wheat, beef, pork poultry or cotton — all those are major exports out of Oklahoma,” he said. “Service products for oil field products, that’s a major export out of Oklahoma. We’re opening up fields in Australia, New Zealand, Chile … those are big markets for our products. That’s a big win for us that got passed, and it allows us to take the next step to finalize the negotiation and see where it goes from there.”… In regard to the federal budgeting process, Lankford said it is moving along well, …

6:32pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Untied States

Okla Flag

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging its proposed Clean Power Plan contradicts at least three statutory bars and two constitutional limits on federal power.… "The Clean Power Plan is an unlawful attempt to expand federal bureaucrats’ authority over states’ energy economies in order to shutter coal-fired power plants and eventually other sources of fossil-fuel generated electricity."…

6:16pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW
Oregon Flag

SALEM, Ore. (July 2, 2015) On Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law that prohibits law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases. The new law will not only protect privacy in Oregon, but will also address a practical effect of federal spying.…

5:52pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

It's All in Your Mind

…Well, you can’t call them “crazy” anymore, because then you’re stigmatizing the mentally ill, and stigma is bad. Probably not as bad as getting bashed in the face with a hammer, however.…

6:14pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

A woman with amnesia found semiconscious in Southern California earlier this year finally knows her identity. … She now knows she was born in Pennsylvania, has lived in Flagstaff, Arizona and Southern California, has never been married and has sisters in Colorado and Maryland. …

"From the moment I woke up in the hospital ... I was speaking with an accent, a British or Australian they thought.

"All of my initial dreams had to do with a lap pool swimming in a salt water pool in Perth, then Icebergs in New South Wales and in Cairns in Queensland and Byron Bay.

"I also had many dreams of Hawaii living in a contemporary home there. Both Australia and Hawaii are extremely familiar to me.

"I remember having breakky almost every morning at the organic restaurant across from the ocean in Cottesloe Beach outside Perth, and dining for months at the restaurants in Byron Bay.

"I also found myself meditating naturally for extended periods … I also remember being on a boat for a long time.

"Not a cruise ship but smaller boat with a crew." …

6:12pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Repeal! Repeal! Repeal!


…Instead of going back to the pharmaceuticals, Kristoffer’s wife says the man grew six small marijuana plants in the family’s home that were only used for personal treatment… in June, 2014, when officers were called to the family’s home for a domestic disturbance call after the man had a PTSD flare-up, Lewandowski was arrested for felony marijuana cultivation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a domestic violence offense, which is punishable by up to life in prison. …

A reminder that calling the police, especially for domestic disturbances, is highly likely to backfire very badly.
7:01pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Defending Ourselves

What Is The Best Thing To Do When A Grenade Is Thrown At You? … Head first. Your Kevlar helmet is specifically designed to stop shrapnel, …

6:35pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1897 Guglielmo Marconi obtained a patent for the radio in London. Widespread use of the radio for commercial broadcasting began in the 20s.…

Vic's news begins at message #1000 on the OverNight Thread, again.
7:03am CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Independence Day 2013

…When the dozen or so activists began burning the flag, a group of counter-protesters approached them and they scattered like scalded dogs. One man, John Carroll, a resident of Ridgewood, Queens rescued the flag and challenged the little pricks calling them cowards. Watching the video warmed my heart.…

6:53pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

The FBI has canceled all vacations for agents over the 4th of July weekend. … According to our inside source — FBI agents are telling their friends and family members to avoid “official celebrations.” … federal agencies have sent out warnings to police departments around the country.…

6:40pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

…Planning on enjoying fireworks this Fourth of July? Thank America’s first veep: John Adams.

The Boston-born Founding Father, who would later serve as the country’s second president, was the one who spurred the idea to light up the skies each Independence Day.…

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.…

6:05pm CDT Thu 2015 Jul 2 :MW

Marriage Today

…the primary reason I'm against government sanction of homosexual relationships. Once you assert that marriage is something mankind just made up and could have made however we wished, then there is no defense against a whole host of ills: polyamory, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia. Every perverted, abhorrent thing becomes not just "tolerated" (even those things, such as pedophilia, which should not even be tolerated), but celebrated.

The societal consequences will be enormous, whatever the idiots say. Yes, it will hurt the institution of marriage. Yes, it will hurt children. Yes, it will hurt society. Just because you can't see it yet doesn't mean it won't do it.

7:05am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 1 :MW

…This business has been around in the San Francisco area forever and a day. Imported into the local hetero scene from the gay world.

Human nature being what it is, poly relationships work until they stop working, and then they blow up *spectacularly*.

You haven't seen bitter jealous resentment until you've seen it from a self-described "open-minded, nonjudgmental" individual.

I know relatively few truly durable long term poly arrangements. Typically people experiment with it and ultimately either end up in a lasting monogamous setup, or back to short-time floating hookups.…

7:03am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 1 :MW

Earth Shakes


Indicates Newport-Inglewood fault more important than previously thought
Risk in the next 30 years of 'big one' increased from about 4.7% to 7.0%
However, study says risk of smaller quakes has actually gone down

7:09am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 1 :MW

Evolution Isn't Easy


Pappochelys is critical for understanding “a new stage in the evolution of the turtle body plan,” the researchers write. Prior to this discovery, a 220-million-year-old specimen from China, which displayed a partly formed shell and other turtle-like features, was the closest thing experts had to a seemingly sure-fire turtle relative. Other specimens, including a 260-million-year-old fossil from South Africa, were hypothesized to represent an even earlier turtle ancestor, but with such a large temporal gap separating them from the China specimen, researchers could not say for sure. Morphologically and chronologically, Pappochelys fits neatly between the two specimens, tying them together.…

7:13am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 1 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this day in 1870 U.S. Grant signed into law an act of the radical Republicans in Congress creating a new federal bureaucracy, the Department of Justice. It immediately began growing by leaps and bounds.…

Vic's News, buried again in the Overnight Thread. Follow the link to uncover the lede.
6:20am CDT Wed 2015 Jul 1 :MW