Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moral Schizophrenics

***Love that title. It's the name of a Victor Davis Hanson piece over at National Review Online. Take the time to read it, if you can stomach it.

Everything Ms. Clinton has said recently seems to be demonstrably untrue: Only one of her grandparents, not all four, was an immigrant. One does not need to have two smartphones to have two e-mail accounts. She did not regularly e-mail her husband. One does not secure a server by having a guard on the premises. A cabinet officer does not communicate exclusively on a private e-mail account via a private unsecured server. High government officials do not themselves adjudicate which e-mails are private and which public — and then wipe clean their accounts to avoid an audit of such decision-making. The multimillionaire Ms. Clinton, fresh from jabs against hedge funds and inordinate CEO pay, also just bought lunch at a fast-food restaurant and left no tip in the jar, before parking her car in a handicapped zone at another stop. How is all this connected? Ms. Clinton’s private ethics are, as usual, a mess, both in the sense of failing to follow legal protocols and tell the truth, and in the less formal sense of price-gouging cash-strapped universities, failing to show some tiny generosity to the working classes, and abusing accommodations intended to help the disabled.

Everything about the Clintons is phony. It really does boggle my mind how any thinking person can support them.

***Obama is mute as Christians are slain. So is our national "news" media. 

Kirsten Powers, author of the upcoming book, "The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech," lays out a series of examples in which Obama has failed to speak out against the killing of Christians for their faith, most recently after a group of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard from a migrant ship traveling last week from Libya to Italy.

"Obama was mute on the killings. He failed to interject any sense of outrage or even tepid concern for the targeting of Christians for their faith. If a Christian mob on a ship bound for Italy threw 12 Muslims to their death for praying to Allah, does anyone think the president would have been so disinterested?" Powers wrote in the column.

She noted that when three North Carolina Muslims were killed by an atheist, Obama spoke out against the killings.

"But he just can't seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians or the eradication of Christianity from its birthplace," said Powers, whose book is due out on May 11.

It's really not hard to see whose side he's on.


"After 64 years on the seafloor, Independence sits on the bottom as if ready to launch its planes," James Delgado, chief scientist on the Independence mission, said in a statement. "This ship fought a long, hard war in the Pacific and, after the war, was subjected to two atomic blasts that ripped through the ship. It is a reminder of the industrial might and skill of the 'greatest generation' that sent not only this ship, but their loved ones to war," added Delgado, maritime heritage director for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

Fascinating.

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***      COWABUNGA!!

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While cleaning the attic, Joan and Harry found an old stub for some shoes they left at the repair shop 10 years ago. They thought it would be funny to go to the shop and see if the shoes were still there. So they did. They handed the stub to the repair man who took it and looked in the back. He came out again and said, "They'll be ready on Wednesday."

***Wisconsin's dirty prosecutors.

But in Wisconsin, Democratic prosecutors were raiding political opponents' homes and, in a worse-than-Putin twist, they were making sure the world didn't even find out, by requiring their targets to keep quiet. As David French notes in National Review, "As if the home invasion, the appropriation of private property, and the verbal abuse weren't enough, next came ominous warnings. Don't call your lawyer. Don't tell anyone about this raid. Not even your mother, your father, or your closest friends. ... This was the on-the-ground reality of the so-called John Doe investigations, expansive and secret criminal proceedings that directly targeted Wisconsin residents because of their relationship to Scott Walker, their support for Act 10, and their advocacy of conservative reform."
Is this un-American? Yes, yes it is. And the prosecutors involved — who were attacking supporters of legislation that was intended to rein in unions' power in the state — deserve to be punished. Abusing law enforcement powers to punish political opponents, and to discourage contributions to political enemies, is a crime, and it should also be grounds for disbarment.

Those families should sue these bottom feeders. Here is the story in National Review. Warning, it will infuriate you.

***Charles Carroll


With the Revolution gearing up, in 1774 Carroll found himself approached by Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Chase to help gain the support of the Canadian government for their cause. Carried out by all three men, the eventual mission was not a success, but two years later Carroll was appointed to the Continental Congress, where he was an influential member of the Board of War and an early advocate for armed resistance and the ultimate severing of governmental ties with England. (He was nominated again in 1780 but decided not to accept the post.)

Postwar Activities

Although Carroll was not present to vote on the issue of independence, he was present for the signing of the final Declaration of Independence. Soon after, he resigned from the Continental Congress to serve in the Maryland State Assembly, where he was part of the group that drafted Maryland's constitution.
In 1777, Carroll became a Maryland state senator, serving until 1800. In 1789 he was elected U.S. senator, and he served as both a state and U.S. senator until 1793. In 1800 he retired from politics to concentrate on business matters: managing his vast real estate holdings, expanding his interests in the westward canal system and later helping to establish the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company.
Charles Carroll, the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, was also the last surviving signer, dying in Baltimore in 1832 at the age of 95.

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