This video will give you nightmares.
We’re living in that nightmare . . . .
H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska
This video will give you nightmares.
We’re living in that nightmare . . . .
H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska
The Columbian: Jeffrey C. Barton wants an apology from Vice President Joe Biden.
The Vancouver man faces a misdemeanor charge of illegally discharging a firearm from an incident July 15 in which he says he fired a shotgun in the air to chase away three men who were allegedly breaking into his vehicles.
After pleading not guilty July 17 to the misdemeanor charge, 52-year-old Barton said that he was following advice from the vice president of the United States.
“I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air,” he said.
Barton’s comment on Biden refers to a question about home defense that Biden was asked in February. Biden responded that Americans don’t need semi-automatic weapons because a couple blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders.
Clark County Sheriff’s deputies said that’s only allowed in self-defense.
Barton’s comment, dubbed the “Joe Biden defense,” became international news and was the subject of a two-minute segment on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
He appeared in court this morning. While maintaining that he did nothing wrong, Barton said outside the courtroom that Biden owes him an apology. Underneath a black jacket, Barton wore a black T-shirt with the words “Joe Biden Owes Me,” written in white letters on the back.
“He should really know the law before he starts giving America advice on national television,” Barton said Tuesday morning.
At his hearing, attorneys scheduled a trial for the case for March 26.
Although the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has offered Barton a plea deal, Barton said that he will not admit wrongdoing.
“I wouldn’t be pushing this hard if I thought I had any guilt,” he said. “I was protecting my family. I was within my Second Amendment right.”
Just the other day Nancy Pelosi insisted that there were “no more cuts to make” to the federal budget.
Filthy rotten liar!
Here are ways the politicos in Congress, the White House, and the federal government bureaucracy are living like fatted pigs, at the expense of long-suffering taxpayers.
1. In one recent year, taxpayers spent more than $1.4 billion on the Obamas. Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spent about $58 million dollars on the entire royal family. Just one trip that the Obamas took — to Africa — cost U.S. taxpayers about $100 million.
2. The POS has only have one dog named “Bo”, but the White House “dog handler” reportedly makes $102,000 per year and sometimes he is even flown to where the POS and FLPOS are vacationing so that he can take care of Bo.
3. There is always at least one projectionist at the White House 24 hours a day just in case someone wants to watch a movie. Apparently turning on a DVD player is too much to ask.
4. During 2012, the salaries of Obama’s three climate change advisers combined came to a grand total of more than $370,000. Overall, 139 different White House staffers made at least $100,000 during 2012, 20 of whom made the maximum of $172,200.
5. Taxpayers also shell out beaucoup bucks for the VPOS. When Joe Biden and his staff took a recent trip to London, the hotel bill cost U.S. taxpayers $459,388.65. The VPOS stopped over in Paris, where the hotel bill for just one night was $585,000.50. When VPOS visited Moscow for two days in 2011, the total hotel bill came to $665,445.
6. Taxpayers spend an annual average of $4,005,900 per person on the “personal” and “office” expenses of U.S. senators. Those expenses include:
7. Congressional pensions: Once they leave Washington, former members of Congress continue to collect huge checks for the rest of their lives:
Note that Congress is full of millionaires:
8. Taxpayers also spend approximately $3.6 million a year to support the lavish lifestyles of former presidents Jimmy Carter, George Bush the elder, Bill Clinton, and George Bush the younger, who are all multimillionaires.
9. Nearly 500,000 federal employees make at least $100,000 a year. During one recent year, the average federal employee in the Washington D.C. area received total compensation worth more than $126,000. During one recent year, compensation for federal employees came to a grand total of approximately $447 billion. 77,000 federal workers make more than the governors of their own states do.
Source: Economic Collapse Blog
At a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, on May 9, 2008, Barack Obama said:
“It is just wonderful to be back in Oregon. In the last 15 months we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been to 57 states, I think. One left to go.“
This is the man setting America’s foreign policy and hell-bent on bombing Syria — assuming he even knows where Syria is.
God help us.
H/t my friend Sol.
Today’s leaders are totally ignorant of what used to be the building blocks of learning. [...]
Without awareness of natural and human geography, we are reduced to a self-contained void without accurate awareness of the space around us. An ignorance of history creates the same sort of self-imposed exile, leaving us ignorant of both what came before us and what is likely to follow.
In the case of geography, Harvard Law School graduate Barack Obama recently lectured, “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida . . . ” The problem is that all the examples he cited are cities on the East Coast, not the Gulf of Mexico. If Obama does not know where these ports are, how can he deepen them?
Obama’s geographical confusion has become habitual. He once claimed that he had been to all “57 states.” He also assumed that Kentucky was closer to Arkansas than it was to his adjacent home state of Illinois.
In reference to the Falkland Islands [off the coast of Argentina in South America], President Obama called them the Maldives — islands southwest of India — apparently in a botched effort to use the Argentine-preferred “Malvinas.” The two island groups may sound somewhat alike, but they are continents apart. Again, without basic geographical knowledge, the president’s commentary on the Falklands is rendered superficial.
When in the state of Hawaii, Obama announced that he was in “Asia.” He lamented that the U.S. Army’s Arabic-language translators assigned to Iraq could better be used in Afghanistan, failing to recognize that Arabic isn’t the language of Afghanistan. And he also apparently thought Austrians speak a language other than German.
The president’s geographical illiteracy is a symptom of the nation’s growing ignorance of once-essential subjects such as geography and history. The former is not taught any more as a required subject in many of our schools and colleges. The latter has often been redefined as race, class, and gender oppression so as to score melodramatic points in the present rather than to learn from the tragedy of the past.
The president in his 2009 Cairo speech credited the European Renaissance and Enlightenment to Islam’s “light of learning” — an exaggeration if not an outright untruth on both counts.
Closer to home, the president claimed in 2011 that Texas had historically been Republican — while in reality it was a mostly Jim Crow Democratic state for over a century. Republicans started consistently carrying Texas only after 1980.
Recently, Obama claimed that 20th-century Communist strongman Ho Chi Minh “was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.” That pop assertion is improbable, given that Ho systematically liquidated his opponents, slaughtered thousands in land-redistribution schemes, and brooked no dissent.
Even more ahistorical was Vice President Joe Biden’s suggestion that George W. Bush should have gone on television in 2008 to address the nation as President Roosevelt had done in 1929 — a time when there was neither a President Roosevelt nor televisions available for purchase. In 2011, a White House press kit confused Wyoming with Colorado — apparently because they’re both rectangular-shaped states out West.
Our geographically and historically challenged leaders are emblematic of disturbing trends in American education that include a similar erosion in grammar, English composition, and basic math skills.
The controversial Lois Lerner, a senior official at the IRS — an agency whose stock in trade is numbers — claimed that she was “not good at math” when she admitted that she did not know that one-fourth of 300 is 75.
In the zero-sum game of the education curriculum, each newly added therapeutic discipline eliminated an old classical one. The result is that if Americans emote more and have more politically correct thoughts on the environment, race, class, and gender, they are less able to advance their beliefs through fact-based knowledge.
Despite supposedly tough new standards and vast investments, about 56 percent of students in recent California public-school tests did not perform up to their grade levels in English. Only about half met their grade levels in math.
A degree from our most prestigious American university is no guarantee a graduate holding such a credential will know the number of states or the location of Savannah. If we wonder why the Ivy League–trained Obama seems confused about where cities, countries, and continents are, we might remember that all but one Ivy League university eliminated their geography departments years ago.
As a rule now, when our leaders allude to a place or an event in the past, just assume their references are dead wrong.
— Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
For a stunning list of the many scandals of the Obama regime, go here.
H/t FOTM’s beloved pnordman ♥
. . . for the 49th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!
The FOTM writers voted, each for his/her #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; every #2 vote is worth 2 points.
The votes were all over the place, quite dispersed. Despite that, we do have a clear winner.
And the winner, with three #1 votes, totaling 9 points, is ….
Here is her winning caption:
Our 2nd-place runner-up, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points, is COCOA! Here’s his short but sweet caption, LOL:
Bruce and Poolman are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points each. Here are their respective captions:
“Say brother let’s tie him behind both bikes and find out how this Obamacare sh t really works!”
hujonwi, Mike, parson cross, poetopoet, and Tom are all in 4th place, each with one #2 vote, totaling 2 points each. Here are their respective captions:
Biker Chick. ‘Punk, if you move your hand any further I’ll stuff you up your own a**hole before the other guys have a chance to’.
The Gay Bikers for Obama Society prepare to initiate a new member.
“How do you like my stimulus package?”
“Now you know why they named me Vice President and not President.”
“Hey little girl…want some candy…go for a ride ???”
Here’s your super-duper Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL
For all the caption submissions, go here.
Be here tomorrow for our next exciting Caption Contest! LOL
This congressman is a breath of fresh air! I transcribed his 1-minute speech, containing six indictments against the POS:
The President’s Justice Department sold weapons to narco-terrorists south of our border who killed one of our finest.
The President’s State Department lied about Benghazi with false information provided by the White House.
The President’s attorney general authorized spying on a Fox News journalist and his family for reporting on a North Korean nuclear test.
The President’s Justice Department confiscated phone records of the Associated Press because they reported on a thwarted terrorist attack.
The President’s Treasury Department uses the IRS to target political opposition.
The President’s Health and Human Services secretary pressures the insurance companies she is supposed to regulate to promote Obamacare, which is the same law she uses to force citizens to pay for abortion-inducing drugs against their religious liberties.
Mr. Speaker. The President’s dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass leave many to suggest that he is not fit to lead. The only problem is his vice president is equally unfit and even more embarrassing.
Please support the good people in America, especially those in political office where they are subject to temptation and corruption. Please let Jim Bridenstine know you appreciate what he’s doing.
Here’s his contact info:
James O’Keefe is that gutsy young man who, together with Hannah Giles, went undercover as a pimp and ‘ho, and captured ACORN staffers on tape advising them to circumvent the law.
Since then, O’Keefe and his investigative team are continuing to uncover political corruption through his Project Veritas organization — “to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”
For Project Veritas’ latest sting operation, they visited police stations across America and asked law enforcement officials if, in the event of an armed break-in, what we should do in the minutes (or more than an hour in the case of Dallas) between calling 911 and the police’s arrival.
One officer instructed, “Go get some bleach. Go get ammonia.” Another officer instructed the undercover journalist to, “lock yourself in a bedroom” and “start yelling and screaming.”
VPOS Joe Biden recently advised Americans to “get a shotgun” for home protection. But when asked whether or not they should follow Biden’s advice, law enforcement officials told the undercover journalists they would be arrested for doing so.
The most frequent advice given by LE to the Project Veritas journalists:
A school psychologist is a psychologist employed in U.S. public and private schools who provides psychological and psychoeducational assessment, counseling, and consultation to students, parents, and teachers. A school psychologist is also trained in the ethical, legal and administrative codes of their profession.
Given their professional training in psychology and their supposed commitment to ethics and morality, the behavior of two school psychologists who are in the news reminds me of that old chestnut about nuts being especially attracted to the psychological profession.
Brian Keubler reports for ABC2News that a school psychologist (“behavioral specialist”) in Maryland’s Hartford County Schools, 42-year-old Stephanie Mikles, has been indicted for bestiality.
School psychologists are called behavioral specialists in Harford County Public Schools and are required by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to have a master’s degree, advanced graduate specialist’s, or doctoral degree in psychology, education, or human development from a state or regionally accredited institution. In the case of Mikles, her LinkedIn page says she has a M.A. in Counseling from Rivier College, and B.A. in Education and Sociology from U. of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Stephanie Mikles was hired in 2009 to be the behavioral specialist for Bel Air, Maryland’s Harford County Public Schools. Last year, the child advocacy center of Harford County began investigating Mikles, in the course of which the investigators were surprised and shocked to discover still photos of Mikles engaged in “unnatural or perverted sexual practice” — having “sexual intercourse with a dog.”
Police say the bestiality happened in August of 2008 but in Maryland, there is no statute of limitations for bestiality. Sources tell ABC2 the pet still lives with the family at their Jarrettsville home.
Mikles is out on a $5,000 bond and is currently on administrative leave without pay from the Harford County Schools System. If convicted of the misdemeanor of bestiality, she could be punished for up to 10 years in prison and a $1000 fine.
Then there is James F. Huntington, the school psychologist at Sidwell Friends School — the elite private school in Washington, DC, with an annual tuition of around $34,000, to which President Lucifer sends his two daughters, Sasha and Malia. Sidwell is also the school of Joe Biden’s grandchildren. Chelsea Clinton and Al Gore III both attended the school, as did the children of cabinet secretaries, journalists, business leaders, senators, and congressmen, among others.
According to an account by Mary Yarrison and Harry Jaffe in The Washingtonian, the school and its staff psychologist, Huntington, are the defendants in a lawsuit brought by Arthur “Terry” Newmyer, the father of a Sidwell student. The lawsuit has a trial date of November 18, 2013.
Newmyer claims the school psychologist had an affair with his wife, Tara Mehrbach, while treating the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, and that Sidwell administrators knew about the adulterous affair but took “flagrant and outrageous actions” that “allowed its staff psychologist to have an open sexual relationship with the married mother of a then five-year-old Sidwell student he was treating.” Newmyer asks for $10 million in damages. (Newmyer and Mehrbach are now divorced.)
According to the lawsuit, during the course of the affair, Huntington sent a number of lewd e-mails to Mehrbach from his Sidwell account—sometimes in the middle of the workday:
Newmyer says he had contacted Sidwell numerous times to register his concern that the school psychologist was having an affair with his wife at the same time he was treating his daughter. Despite many entreaties, little changed. On February 11, 2011, Newmyer sent copies of a detailed memorandum on the matter to Sidwell’s board, along with some e-mails between Huntington and Mehrbach. On February 16, 2011, Sidwell fired Huntington. Three months later, Terry Newmyer filed suit against Sidwell and Huntington.
You can read Newmyer’s complaint in pdf, here.
See also “Teachers behaving badly: lesbian rape and urinating in classroom,” April 25, 2013.
On July 10, 2013, a judge ruled that 46-year-old Stephanie Mikles will stand trial for allegedly having sex with the family dog between August 1 and August 31, 2008. What prompted the police search of her home were allegations made by a boy who claimed he had sex with Mikles, after which she showed him a recording of her bestiality with her pet dog. Mikles had been put on unpaid administrative leave but yesterday, a school district spokesperson said she no longer works for the school system. [Source]
The Navy SEAL is the elite of our military’s elite corps who have the respect and admiration of even fighter pilots, who themselves are elite Top Guns. SEAL Team 6 is the informal name of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), commonly known as DEVGRU — one of America’s four secretive counter-terrorism and Special Mission Units.
It was the Navy SEAL Team 6 who, on May 2, 2011, broke into Osama bin Laden’s secret compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, and assassinated the Al Qaeda leader.
Three months later, on August 6, 2011, 22 members of Team 6 were killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down by Taliban “rebels” in Afghanistan.
At the time, the downing of the Chinook helicopter already was met with skepticism (see here and here). Among the skeptics was D.C. investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, a former U.S. Navy officer. According to Madsen, his sources in Navy SEAL Team 2 told him that “many SEALs believe the SEAL Team 6 members were sacrificed for political reasons because they ‘knew too much’ about the Abbotabad raid.”
Almost two years later, we may finally learn the truth about that Chinook “crash.”
On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the families of three members of Navy SEAL Team 6 will convene a press conference to reveal the Obama regime’s culpability in the death of their sons in that fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Here’s an announcement of that press conference from Freedom Watch:
DATE: May 9, 2013
PLACE: National Press Club (Holeman Lounge)
529 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20045
TIME: 10 am – 11 am
(Washington, D.C.). Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, will appear at a press conference on May 9, 2013, to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terrorist’s death.
Accompanying the families of these dead Navy SEAL Team VI special operations servicemen will be retired military experts verifying their accounts of how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.
The areas of inquiry at the press conference will include but not be limited to:
“This press conference takes on special significance given that our government has over the last twelve years since September 11 committed brave American servicemen to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which, in large part as a result of politics, were poorly conceived of and implemented, resulting in the deaths of thousands and the maiming of tens of thousands of our brave heroes. To make matters even worse, America has effectively lost these wars,” stated Larry Klayman, legal counsel for the families.
A big h/t to my bud Mark S. McGrew
For the press conference today, see “Families of Navy SEALs killed in downed Chinook blame Obama and military brass“.