Monday, July 27, 2015

He Has a Point...

***I'm not a big Donald Trump fan, but whether he means what he says or not he's keeping some things in the forefront of conversation in this country that need to be talked about. Illegal immigration is the most obvious one, but I saw this headline today over at NewsMax: "Trump: How Can Hillary Run After Her Criminal Actions?"

Trump said he also made "some very strong statements" about Clinton in Iowa on Saturday, condemning her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

"What she has done is criminal," Trump said. "I don't see how she can run. …What she did is far worse than what Gen. [David] Petraeus did, and he's gone down in disgrace. … I mean, she got rid of her server. He never did anything like that."

Clinton is being "protected" by Democrats and by the mainstream media, he said, noting how The New York Times made changes to a recent story that initially reported that Clinton herself had sent classified information over her private email server, then changed it to reflect that someone had, but did not specify the person.

"I respect the Times for going after her like that, but even the fact that they changed the story upon their request, I think they were more right the first time, Trump said.
 
I like the focus on her criminality and the media covering her ample behind. Love him or hate him, at least he's talking about it.

***Of course Hillary's attack dogs are out in force criticizing The New York Times for even covering the story - even after they changed it and tried to make her look a little better. Notice that she never just answers the questions?

***U.S. troop withdrawal let Islamic state enter Iraq. Well of course it did, and George W. Bush warned of that very thing. 

A number of former and current military leaders who were in power when all U.S. troops left Iraq are saying today that the complete exit left the door open for the Islamic State’s land grab.
The assessment comes from the Army chief of staff, a former Marine commandant, a former U.S. Central Command chief, a former defense secretary and, privately, from the officer now running the war in Iraq against the Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS.

This administration has been a dismal failure with its foreign policy, and their only argument seems to be that it's Bush's fault.

***You won't see this on the news: Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage.

Al, Barry, and Jesse can make a lot more money and get a lot more face time when they can pretend to be all bothered about some black thug's death.

***Extreme facts about the human body.

Longest We Can Go Without Sleep: 11 Days
In 1964, Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old in San Diego, woke up at 6 a.m. to start his science project: an attempt to break the world record for days without sleep. He succeeded. Gardner made it to 11 days while William Dement, a Stanford University psychiatrist, monitored his vitals. Gardner remained lucid, albeit irritable. Since then, studies have shown that rats deprived of shut-eye will die within 30 days, and a rare disease called fatal familial insomnia, which stops people from dozing off at all, causes death in a few months to a few years.

Longest We Can Go Without Solid Food: 382 Days
Of course, this feat is easier to accomplish if you’re obese to start with—which was the case with “Patient A.B.” The 27-year-old, under observation at the University of Dundee in Scotland, weighed 456 pounds when he started his fast in the 1973 study. With a diet of purely noncaloric food such as yeast and multivitamins, he
dropped to 180 by the time the study ended, more than a year later. Needless to say: Don’t try this at home.

Most Weight We Can Lift: 1,000 Pounds
The world’s strongest weight lifters can hoist 1,000 pounds—but Todd Schroeder, a biokinesiologist at the University of Southern California, thinks they’re wimping out. Our brains limit the number of muscle fibers activated at any time to keep us from getting hurt. “Turn that safety off, and you can produce a lot more force,” Schroeder says. He thinks optimal training, including mental, may help athletes tap as much as 20 percent more strength.

Follow the link for more.

***Yup, I'm that kid...

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***I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
 
The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
 

Then there was the fun and games inside the convention hall – nothing like blue stater on blue stater fratricide to quicken the pulse and put a spring in your step. That glorious intramural warfare led to a Republican president. It may well again in 2016.
Back in 1968, the Democrat Party was divided between liberals who loved America and liberals who hated everything about it. The situation is a little different now, with today’s Democrat Party divided between liberals who hate everything about America and liberals who really, really hate everything about it.

The delightful scene at Netroots where Martin O’Malley was forced to do penance before a jeering crowd of washed-out undergrads for the sin of saying “All lives matter” was a harbinger of the future. The Democrats are on the verge of being sucked into their own vortex of progressive insanity that will bar them from any chance to reach out of their psychotic echo chamber to normal Americans. It serves them right.

Hillary doesn’t need this. Her poll numbers are plummeting – gee, who would have thought that a corrupt, condescending, commie shrew might be unpopular? Hillary is America’s First Wife, a sour, sexless, disapproving presence eager to spend the next eight years telling us all how we are failing to measure up to her exacting standards.
***So true!!!

three speeds
 
***The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. ~Hubert Humphrey, speech, Madison, Wisconsin, 23 August 1965
 
***Have a great day!
 

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