Friday, December 19, 2014

Gowdy, Duncan vote against taxpayers funding Art even if it means voting against some liberal interests back home

Both Reps earn a Big Fat 'F' grade from pro-thievery from taxpayers group 

 "As a long time member and past president of the Laurens County's Arts Council, I have a strong appreciation for the role the arts play in our communities. But when our nation has spent its way into a $18 trillion debt, it's time to make tough decisions about how and where we spend taxpayer money. We have a moral obligation to safeguard our children's future." -- Cong. Jeff Duncan

From, "Advocates worry about future of federal arts funding":
Greenville may be widely celebrated for its world-class performing arts scene but local advocates are concerned that federal funding for the arts may be in jeopardy — with Upstate congressmen leading the charge against the National Endowment for the Arts. 
"It's something I worry about all the time," said the Warehouse Theatre's executive and artistic director Paul Savas. U.S. Reps. Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan both have voted for steep cuts in the federal agency that has provided millions of dollars over the past decade to South Carolina arts organizations. 
Gowdy and Duncan also belong to a group of conservative congressional representatives pushing for the elimination of the NEA and its sister agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities, each of which receive $146 million in funding.
Editor's note - Of course, an 'F' grade given to these Republican congressmen from an openly communist group, translates into an A+ from us libertarians.

Could Obama's Amnesty for Illegals actually boost GOP efforts in States for stricter Voter I.D. laws?


“Noncitizen voting is a real, if small, problem,” -- election law expert Rick Hasen

From Eric Dondero: 

Something Republicans haven't considered, up til now, an unintended consequence of amnesty?

From Bloomberg News this morning, 
Obama Gives Voter ID Laws a Boost
President Barack Obama’s decision to grant temporary legal status to five million immigrants could end up haunting Democrats’ voter registration efforts, by fueling the Republican push for voter registration laws requiring proof of citizenship. 
The Republican response to Obama’s move has thus far focused on rolling it back, via lawsuits and the budget process. But down the road, especially if those strategies stall or backfire, Republicans may conclude that they can gain more political advantage by shifting the debate out of Washington. Five states –- Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas and Tennessee –- already have laws requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship when registering. 
In 2015, Republicans will control both the legislative and executive branches in 23 states, and Obama’s move on immigration may spur more into action. 
In one stroke, they could achieve two goals: exacting revenge on Obama, whose Department of Justice has championed voting rights, while also hurting Democrats’ voter registration efforts in 2016.
In NC 2012, "more than 200" illegals voted, 98 of them had checked the box that they're NOT US citizens

Of course, the vast majority of noncitizens don’t register to vote or cast ballots. The risk of getting caught (possible imprisonment and deportation) just isn't worth it. But some small sliver of the population does... 
North Carolina recently conducted an audit of its voter rolls and found more than 1,400 possible noncitizens. More than 200 of them had voted (possibly legally), and 98 of them were registered even though they checked “No” when asked if they were U.S. citizens...
Editor's comment - The vast majority of noncitizens don't vote? Try buying them a cerveza. Like magic, they suddenly change their minds. H/t - Boortz!

Second victim burned to death in pick-up near Memphis, only 80 miles from where Jessica Chamber's body was found

"Set them on fire, [they will] learn then white bitches need to be dead"

From Eric Dondero: 

Internet sleuths are starting to wonder, is this a Ferguson style revenge against white Americans? 

The Conservative Tree House, a legacy right blog with a longstanding reputation asks:
Jessica Chambers (Courtland, Mississippi) now another in North Memphis area of Millington, TN. Pattern?
Conservative Tree House posted a number of post-Ferguson Twitter messages calling for violence against whites, like this one (in Ebonics):

Chambers was found burning alive outside of her pick-up on a lonely road in northeastern Mississippi last week, after she had left a gas station. The convenience store is owned by a Muslim from Yemen, named "Ali." It is a known hang-out for local gang activity. 

Now this from Fox 13 - Memphis, "Body Found In Burning Pickup In Millington":
h/t Conservative Tree House
Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body that was found in a burning pickup truck Thursday afternoon on Mudville Road in Millington. A sheriff spokesman said a witness saw a pick-up on fire just after 4 p.m. in the 7800 block of Mudville Road. 
The body was found in the passenger side of the pickup truck, SCSO spokesman Chip Washington said. They are considering this as suspicious. 
The Millington Fire Department extinguished the pickup truck fire in 10 minutes. Mudville Road expected to be closed for a few hours as investigators reconstruct the scene. Washington said he is unsure of the body was dead before the pickup caught fire. 
This scene is reminiscent of what happened to Jessica Chambers in Panola County, Miss., but investigators are not drawing any conclusions or connections to that case. The pickup was found burning in a ditch on the side of this road, investigators are looking into every possibility at this point. (Emphasis added.)
Eerily similar to the Chambers murder.  Her vehicle was also found ditched on the side of the road.

And this key remark by the local investigator:
It’s [the body] pretty well charred and from what I understand it’s going to be awhile before they can determine the identity of the victim,” Washington said. 
But Washington said the grisly discovery looks like no accident.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hell Freezes Over... Major international journal admits rightwing Pegida movement in Germany not "NeoNazi"

Demonstrations against increasing Islamization of Germany growing in size by the day, now 15,000+ on the streets of Dresden 

From Eric Dondero: 

Call the mainstream media baffled. The protesters are hardcore rightwingers, but as the distinguished Economist admits, they're not NeoNazi. 

From The Economist, "Peaceful, but menacing":
CALLING themselves Pegida, or “patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident”, since October they have marched through Dresden every Monday. Their numbers are growing: on December 15th 15,000 protested. 
Their slogans of xenophobic paranoia (“No sharia in Europe!”) seem bizarre in Saxony, where only 2% of the population is foreign and fewer than 1% are Muslim. 
The marchers make no attempt to explain their demands. Convinced of a conspiracy of political correctness, they do not speak to the press. Few bear any signs of neo-Nazism. They have eschewed violence. What they share is broad anxiety about asylum-seekers (200,000 in 2014) and immigrants. (Emphasis added.)
The leader of the new anti-euro party, Alternative for Germany, Bernd Lucke, said he considered Pegida’s demands “legitimate”.
Note - Alternative for Germany leans heavily UKIP-style libertarian.

Another white person fired because she criticized radical black activism over Ferguson

Where is Obama? Where is Holder? Where is Al Sharpton? Where are Trayvon Martin's parents? Where are all the white guy supporters? So WHY is everyone MAKING it a racial issue?!? So tired of hearing it’s a racial thing. If you are a thug and worthless to society, it’s not race – You’re just a waste no matter what religion, race or sex you are! 

From Eric Dondero: 

The comments above were written by Crystal Eschert on her Facebook page after a white person was gunned down in St. Louis by local cops. Eschert, the city of Charlotte's fire investigator, was pointing out the hypocrisy of black leaders. And for that, she has been fired. 

From 91.7 FM, "Firing Of Charlotte City Employee Over Facebook Post Highlights First Amendment Debate":
A City of Charlotte fire investigator is out of a job because of a Facebook post in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri riots. It’s the first time a Charlotte city employee has been fired over a posting on social media. An attorney for the investigator says the city overreached. So what are the First Amendment rights of public employees? 
City Manager Ron Carlee says it’s essential the public is confident that city employees will treat all people with dignity and respect. He believes Crystal Eschert violated that confidence shortly after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. 
Eschert is white. She referenced reports of another police shooting near Ferguson that said a white person was the victim.
Eschert is suing. Libertarian law professor Eugene Volokh, who also writes for the Washington Post was interviewed on the case. 

“I’m inclined to say the employee has a pretty strong case here, but when it comes to the government acting as an employer the legal rules are quite vague,” says UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh. “The Supreme Court has agreed that, on the one hand, the government doesn’t have a free hand in restricting speech by its employees. That any such restrictions would unduly interfere with public debate and democratic self-government and the marketplace of ideas,” says Volokh. 
“On the other hand, the court has said but, of course, the government may in some measure restrict speech in order to protect its efficiency.” In other words, it’s a balancing act, between the employee’s free speech and how disruptive that speech is to the city’s operations. Volokh points out courts have ruled in favor of government agencies firing police officers for outright racist statements. But he says Eschert’s case isn’t as clean cut. 
“It’s not clear how far it extends to statements that might be seen as racially insensitive or even racially offensive, but are an important part of the debate about what the president is or is not doing and how we should deal with racial questions,” says Volokh.

Trade your pick-up truck on Auto Nation? It just might end up in Syria in a Jihadi video

Friggin' Hilarious!! Must see! 

A Texas City, TX plumber found out the hard way; probably a good idea to get rid of the advertisements on your truck before you sell it. 

It's bleeped out in the video, but it clearly reads, "Mark-1 Plumbing," and gives his phone number. He's receiving complaint calls from locals wanting to why his pick-up is being used by Muslim terrorists. 

From the Galveston Daily News
Texas City plumber's truck ends up in Syrian war
“How it ended up in Syria, I’ll never know,” Oberholtzer told The Galveston Daily News. Oberholtzer told the paper that he traded in the truck three years ago. 
The Houston dealership he turned it over to, AutoNation, told that the truck was auctioned and was likely traded from owner to owner over the course of three years.
Editor's note - Texas City is about a 40 minute drive from me. Entirely possible I could have looked the guy up in the phone book for my plumbing needs. Of course, me being a "Jooooo," it might have brought a cut-throat Jihadi to my door. (H/t - Hoft)

Fmr. Orange County Libertarian Party Chairman all-in for Ted Cruz

No Bush. No Paul

From Eric Dondero: 

Bruce Cohen, former longtime Chairman of the Orange County Libertarian Party, leader of numerous successful southern California local marijuana decriminalization initiatives, and Wayne Root for President 2008 Co-Chairman makes it official. 

Via Libertarians Against AntiSemitism:
Ted Cruz is my choice as of today. No Bush. No Paul.
Not all reactions were positive. 

From commenter Mark Leszkiewicz:
So, let me get this strait. As long as that hypocrite bigot liar Cruz supports Isreal, but hates everyone else, you support him? Do any of you really know about that ferret face? His wife is a bigwig at Goldman Sachs, he defended a Chinese Company that stole American secrets, that is who you want for prez?
Editor's comment - Cruz's wife is a pro-Communist China, NYC Goldman Sachs insider? Who knew? Side note - Many anti-Semites condescendingly misspell Israel "Isreal." Not saying Mr. Leszkievicz fits that description. But "Goldman Sachs," "Isreal"? Makes you wonder?

Cuban-Americans are pissed, super, super, super pissed

From Eric Dondero: 

Call it the Turn Florida Republican Red for Decades Act. Obama just handed the GOP a gift that will last for generations. Hillary Clinton (and Liz Warren) hardest hit. 

Pay particular attention to a remark from one protester about halfway in:
The worst president we have in this country for many years.