Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Obama administration is...

"The report also found that a State official brought up a question about whether Marines should wear civilian clothing instead of their uniforms. Under secretary of State for management Patrick Kennedy told investigators he wanted to ensure that security was enhanced, not hurt by flags on the uniforms of any U.S. military presence.
But, one commander told the committee that as they were readying themselves to deploy they kept having to change in and out of their uniforms four times.
The military never deployed to Benghazi." Tar and Feathers.

The nice thing about having a Democrat in the White House is that there is never any bad news....

//Clinton’s public statement on September 12 again referred to “a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” while her private chat with the Egyptian prime minister clearly said, “We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest. … Based on the information we saw today, we believe the group that claimed responsibility for this was affiliated with al Qaeda.”

Each day it goes on like this: Clinton tells family members of those killed in Benghazi that the video was to blame, while privately admitting their deaths had nothing to do with a spontaneous protest of a video. Administration members’ public statements all talk about the video, while most private statements don’t.

One exception would be Ben Rhodes’ email that says, “Goals: To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

Sunday, June 26, 2016

If only 21 year old female karate teachers could marry...

Pretty unusual 11 year old boy.

Why do those crazy, unhinged, bigoted, redneck, hater, racist average Americans...

.... keep thinking that Obama's administration is infiltrated by pro-Islamist activists?

Because maybe it is?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Madison Avenue Gaslighting.

You know how ignorant, hick, redneck, rube, bourgeoise, uncool, unhip, middle class yokels are always spotting "secret coding" in hip, trendy advertising that they think is mocking them?

Lauren Southern has "moxy."

Obviously, she's getting the talking to because the mask-wearing fascists armed for a riot can't be reasoned with.

This is called "intimidation works" and "defining deviancy down."

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Failed Predictions

James Hansen's predictions can now be compared to reality.

//Hansen's predictions go definitively off the rails when tracking the temperature trend for the contiguous U.S. between 2000 and 2016. Since 2000, according to the NOAA calculator, the average temperature trend has been downward at -0.06 F degree per decade. In other words, no matter what baseline year Hansen meant to use, his projections for temperatures in the U.S. for the second decade of this century are 1 to 3 F degrees too high (so far).

What did Hansen project for global temperatures? He did note that "the natural variability of the temperature in both real world and the model are sufficiently large that we can neither confirm nor refute the modeled greenhouse effect on the basis of current temperature trends." It therefore was impossible to discern a man-made global warming signal in the temperature data from 1958 to 1986. But he added that "by the 1990's the expected warming rises above the noise level. In fact, the model shows that in 20 years, the global warming should reach about 1 degree C, which would be the warmest the Earth has been in the last 100,000 years."//

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Fever-swamp has...

... been using the Orlando Massacre (by a Muslim with same-sex attraction) to bash Christians (and others) who don't adopt their ideology of defining people by their sexual identity.

But is it loving to define people by their sexual identity?

//Only, I was truly invisible to these men; for they could only see a “gay” person – a member of the LGBT community, someone who had been born “gay,” someone who needed to accept their gayness – no matter how bad it got.

Then, I met someone who was infinitely caring and sympathetic, but he also didn’t look at me as a “gay” man or a member of the LGBT community; he looked at me as a man, and as a member of his community, as a “human person, made in the image and likeness of God.” This saintly disciple of Christ was Fr. John Harvey. And he once said: “Our uniqueness as persons is not rooted in our sexual inclinations, but in other intellectual, volitive and bodily characteristics. Our personhood is much more complex than our sexual identity. To center personal identity in a homosexual inclination is to accept a false identity.”

Often, I remember the men who died of AIDS, over 300,000 “gay” men in the US alone have succumbed to the disease, and I knew just a few. But, they came from different parts of the country, from different ethnic backgrounds, and from different creeds, but, for the most part – we all shared an intense desire to be loved. In his Introduction to Fr. Harvey’s 1987 book “The Homosexual Person,” Fr. Benedict Groeschel wrote: “If there is any group of people who are aware of the painful need for love, it is those who, for want of a better name, are called homosexuals. In working with this part of the human family for more than a decade, I have come to appreciate that they more than most others experience a profound hunger for love, for love that does not fail.”

Why many of us looked for this “love” within a collective identified as the “gay” community is a complex and difficult question. And, the where, and with whom, we sought to fulfill this love – is not what ultimately defines any of us. Instead, our true fulfillment is in how we found, not our identity, but God. James Martin S.J. – look beyond “gay” into the deeper realms of our humanity and into that part of us, as Fr Groeschel wrote, is our “…hunger for God.” We do not want your labels, we want what every man and woman desires: a chance to move beyond ourselves, so we too might one day understand and know God.//

Monday, June 13, 2016

These people are making a mockery of Gay Marriage.

//It was a traditional wedding — rings were distributed, vows were made — “We stand upon this holy earth and in this sacred space to witness the rite of matrimony between the sea and us all.” The ceremony was given the sober designation of an “Eco-Sexual Extravaganza” and they were not kidding around on the carnal aspects. Ministrants urged the maritime newlyweds to “make love to the water” and the less inhibited “dipped their toes” and “any other body part” they wanted into the waves.

Keeping in mind all this was under the aegis of a credentialed philosophy professor in a modern university, we can see how limited poor Muggeridge’s premonitions were. The professor, Amber Katherine, put a stamp on the service, pontificating that the purpose of wedding was to bring about a deeper love for the planet through “eco-centric passion and even lust.” It may not be easy being green, but it’s a riot for the lovelorn.

This box of Fruit Loops was funded by several of the university’s organizations and the main sponsor was “a chapter of the Public Policy Institute.” One of the newlyweds, called — how could it be otherwise? — Serenity, expounded on her personal relations with bits of landscape, with wise “safe-sex and sensitivity” tips, on those times when under the canopy, the moon glimmering, a blossom or a bough brings the erotic juices to near-boil. She insisted on the importance of “gaining consent from the earth” before proceeding with a physical relationship and, walking the talk, told how “back when I would hug trees in Santa Cruz, I would sort of ask the tree if it was OK if I hugged it.” I am woebegone she did not supply the tree’s reply.

Finally, lest should you think Prof. Katherine’s university courses lack the point and rigour of traditional academic undertakings, a few comments from her “ratings page” make it clear eco-philosophy has a rigour compared to which quantum physics is an intellectual relaxant; Hegel and Kant, mere Wodehousian triflers. Noted one student, wearied from the course grind: “You write a full page of words every day!” Another, clearly a post-Wittgensteinian: “I was a vegetarian years ago and her class transformed me into a vegetarian again, after watching a movie.” There’s also this lamentation from a dark night of the philosophy-apprentice soul: “Tests are open book, but you will need to have read and highlighted the important stuff to have time to look it up if you don’t know answers.” And, for me, the coup de main: “Wrote a few papers but the movies we had to base them off of were very interesting.”//

Sunday, June 12, 2016

If only UN peace-keeping forces could marry.

MINUSCA, the mission resulting in nearly a hundred allegations of child sexual abuse, gave soldiers the mandate “to protect civilians and support transition processes” following the devastation of war.

Instead, numerous Blue Helmets have used their position as an opportunity to engage in acts of rape and paedophilia. This abuse of power is no secret: it first emerged over a year ago. In fact, it is so widespread that the United Nations was subject to an independent report “on the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by International Peace Keeping Forces.”

In exchange for the assistance they were deployed in order to provide, in exchange for basic necessities such as food and water, UN soldiers have been sexually exploiting children. The Blue Helmets attacked the very people they were sent to protect. Children as young as 7 have been targeted, with a girl forced to perform “oral sex on French soldiers in exchange for a bottle of water and a sachet of cookies.”

Three girls reported being stripped, tied up, and forced to engage in bestiality with a dog by a French military commander.

The brutality of this systematic child sexual abuse is entirely at odds with the humanitarian values the UN claims to uphold. Yet UN troops have a history of exploiting people in communities shattered by war and natural disaster, an institutional failure which is yet to see any meaningful resolution. From the international powers-that-be down to right-on liberals, many a blind eye has been turned.//

Liberals? Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse not involving Catholics?


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