Sunday Open Thread || march 26, 2017
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I cannot tell you how sick and tired I am of seeing, hearing or reading about black on black violence. Look up the statistics of black on black crime and your eyes will pop out of your head. Despite these alarming numbers, black leaders of today seem to have the most tepid response to the issue.For ABC the words are sick and tired.
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As you are all well aware, I have no love for Obama’s whacked out Socialist polices. However, I do have great respect for Obama as a role model for the black community. He is educated, he clearly loves and respects his wife and he is a good and providing father to his children. He has spoken to blacks about the importance of education, the need to strive and fatherhood. As President of the United States, Obama is in a unique and possibly once in a lifetime position to finally bring attention to black on black violence.
Look, it's clear he's a devoted father and family man, our President Obama. What about his power to affect the families of others in a positive way? Why else seek the job? Affect away. It's only a few million$ for these kids.
Video: Teen Attacked, Beaten to Death in Black Teen on Black Teen RampageNah, not Soweto.
Amateurs. Incompetents. Ideologues. Full-time politicians turned half-wit government officials. Brilliant leftists who, confronted with the real world, are exposed as clueless idiots and children.Camus wrote:
It's going to be a long time until January 2013. Will the millions of American voters who should have known better, but who were taken in by Obama's sham, have stopped thinking 'Wow!' by at least November 2012?
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.I'm just saying.
Palin’s Hong Kong Speech: I Can See Insanity From My Newsroom
by John Ziegler
You would think at this point it would be impossible for anyone (especially me) to be stunned or outraged by anything the news media tries to pull when it comes to Sarah Palin. After all, once you have been exposed to a year-long brutal beating, one tends to become numb to a simple low blow. However, the news coverage of her Hong Kong speech still managed to spark the senses on several levels.
Today I must apologize to Mrs. Palin personally and on behalf of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for the choice of words used on the bottom of Wednesday’s front page regarding her speaking engagement in Hong Kong this week to a group of global investors.Apology not accepted, Rodney.
We used offensive language — “A broad in Asia” — above a small photograph of the former governor to direct readers inside the newspaper to a full story of her Hong Kong appearance.
(CNSNews.com) - Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Commentary at Commentary:
If the president’s speech was one of the more embarrassing and shameful displays by a U.S. President before the UN, then today brought a reminder of the power of moral clarity. Bibi Netanyahu delivered a scathing condemnation of those who sat and listened to Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad.
The Fast and the furious:
Stylist at London Fashion Week resigns over designer Mark Fast's decision to use size 14 models
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A furious back-stage row erupted at London Fashion Week
after a designer chose use 'normal-sized' models.
Mark Fast, who is known for his sculpted 'bodycon' dresses,
used three models of sizes 12 and 14 to showcase his designs
- which prompted his stylist -- who doesn't really like women
of any size -- to resign.
Thanks Smitty! Thanks Dr. Dave! Contento, you are on to something. A fascist movement of cats!We like it.
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In early 2009, ACORN set up an independent Advisory Council to help put together a new management team under Lewis. Lewis was appointed to the job in the fall of 2008 after disclosure of a set of improper management decisions by the founder of the organization.What could indicate rot more aptly than the unholy trinity of Podesta - Kennedy Townsend -- Cisneros...
The Advisory Council includes John Podesta, president of the liberal Center for American Progress; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland; Andrew Stern, international president of Service Employees International Union; Henry Cisneros, a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; John Banks, vice president of Government Relations Con Ed; and Eric Eve, senior vice president of Global Consumer Group, Community Relations, of Citigroup.
World celbutards sing to stop global warming
(AFP) – 11 hours ago
GENEVA — British rock group Duran Duran and heavy metal band Scorpions are among 55 world celebrities who have joined in recording a song to draw attention to the global warming crisis, organisers said on Monday.
"Though I was born into a Muslim family, I became interested in Islam only after 9/11/01, when 19 Muslims murdered 2,996 human beings in the name of Islam. Those who always gave a damn for the truth did their homework and found out for themselves what Islam really meant before they said one word about it. But then there were the politicians and the ideologues. Even before the smoke cleared, Western politicians and intellectuals who knew nothing about Islam couldn't wait to exonerate it by uttering the anti-reality check of our time, 'Islam means peace.'Bosch Fawstin
"Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still."Hope is for chumps but I surely hope your actions match your -- kinda Bushian -- nine one one words, Mr. President.
"In pursuit of al-Qaida and its extremist allies, we will never falter."
Once, Aaron Horwitz had what most people would consider a supremely lousy day. A friend asked him how he would rate it, from 1 to 10, with 1 the worst.
"Eight," he replied.
You could get a contact high from Mr. Horwitz, 24, a bond broker at Cantor Fitzgerald with the almost laughable responsibility of entertaining clients and making them feel like the most important people in the world.
As if anyone had to pay him. For he was not just a showman, who did the Michael Jackson moonwalk on bar tops and who, at a museum, drew his own masterpiece on a mist-coated window next to a Rembrandt.
He seized souls, not letting go until he made them merry. He met a guy in a toy store and, moments later, the two were having a hula hoop contest. He insisted a concierge stop weeping over a bad breakup, then called her at 2:30 a.m. to make sure. He sweet-talked hostesses at four-star restaurants into producing tables for eight (and their phone numbers for dates) and persuaded a street masseur to let Mr. Horwitz give him a massage.
"You could talk to a brick wall," his father told him. Yes, allowed the son, but he preferred chatting with a mirror. He often did so, then fell over, laughing.
Mario Santoro:Good Food, Good Company
Mario Santoro was a dedicated emergency medical technician who loved his job. Yes, he doted on his daughter, Sofia, who is now 3. And yes, he was a passionate volunteer basketball coach at his local church who sometimes showed up to practice after catching only an hour or two of sleep, after a late shift on the job.
But those who knew him best also realized that Mr. Santoro, 28, loved, more than almost anything else, to have a great meal with close friends and family.
Steak. Seafood. Appetizers. Good wine, good beer. It almost didn't matter what was on the table, as long as the food was good and the company divine, said his widow, Léonor Ramos-Santoro.
"It was kind of like breathing for him; it was almost religious for him, like taking care of your soul," she said about her husband, who immigrated from Argentina as a young boy. "Meals were sacred. You sit down and you enjoy. You're not caught up in what's going on outside."
Sometimes the Santoros made their way to the Bridge Cafe, a restaurant not far from their apartment in Lower Manhattan. At home, Mr. Santoro relished his wife's arroz con gandules, or rice with pigeon peas, with an extra zing of garlic.
"For the rest of my life, I will want Mario to come home for a meal," she said. "If he has to go back, then fine, go back. But just one more meal, that's all."
Each of us approaches our own health care in our own way. Some are faithful about getting their annual physicals, some go to the doctor at the first sign of a sniffle, and some are like me. My philosophy has always been "ignore it and it will go away."
I probably should have gotten a clue when the cold didn't go away after two months. Certainly by the time the third month rolled around, the cough had gone from bad to worse and I was experiencing a shortness of breath, common sense should have kicked in. The "light bulb" finally came on at three o'clock this morning. I woke up and I was suffocating and soaked in sweat. I went out to the porch and as I gasped for each painful breath I knew it wasn't a cold and it wasn't going away.
I was at my doctor's office at 8:00 a.m. Within ten minutes I was being given a breathing treatment and my blood was being drawn. By 10:00 a.m. I was at the hospital having x rays of my lungs. I walked in to my office at 11:30 armed with four prescriptions including an inhaler. My doctor had talked to me about the obvious diagnosis of COPD and emphysema and we danced around cancer. My doctor told me that we would "face it together" and I knew he meant it. By four o'clock my doctor had called me and told me that I have no sign of cancer. I'll see him again on Tuesday and they will call me tomorrow and let me know what day next week I'll see a specialist.
Can anyone tell of any country with a government run health program where my story would be the same? How many weeks do patients wait in Canada or Great Britain to see a primary care physician? How many weeks or months do patients wait to see a specialist? Or get an x ray? To find out test results?
I haven't heard anyone say that health care in this country is perfect. Almost everyone agrees that we need reform. If we allow government takeover of our health care 100 million people could be forced off their current plans and forced on to the government plan. Aside from government health care being blatantly unAmerican, it doesn't make sense. Tonight the President can promise anything and everything but we already have example after example have how flawed government health care is in practice.
I found out today that I will spend the rest of my life under a doctor's care. I am fifty-one years old and I plan on the rest of my life being a very long time. In order for that to happen I have some work to do and I need to take responsibility for my health. I also need the level of health care that I have now, not a bunch of empty promises from the president.
He is not alone in suggesting such a scenario. A 2007 book, "The Day of Islam," spells out the details, as do any number of Internet sites about a plot called "American Hiroshima."
The nukes, he said, will be detonated over New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami, Houston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
I asked Hill, "Why now?"
"Eight years from 1993 to 2001, eight years from that 9/11 to this 9/11," he said. "Symbolism. They're big on symbolism."
"Ramadan started two weeks ago Saturday," he said, referring to the Muslim holy month of fasting. "It always hits around Ramadan."