Links and comments

It has been a busy month at our house.  We are still on the move but it is 2/3 done.  We had to give it a 2 week rest while we took care of a health problem for my husband.

We knew he had some occlusion of the left carotid artery, but after 2 years when it was tested again it had risen to an 80% occlusion so he had to have surgery for it. The surgery is referred to as a carotid endarterectomy.  It is straight foraward and a simple surgery, for a skilled vascular surgeon, and the recovery is not a strain.  The first 24 hours were spent in the cardiac ICU, and then they send you home.  He has done very well, been very good and not overdone it until the first week was up, so I am not complaing.  I do thank God for modern medicine.

So now on to the links and comments.  Comments first:

There has been much happen since I last posted.  More videos from the anti abortion group; more ignoring them from the mainstream; more violence and killing of our police and peace officers; more from Black Lives Matter, which we all know mean only if they are not in the womb; more terrible news from the middle east and Europe; more violence from the Muslim terrorists; no acknowledgement of the violence by the so called peace loving Muslims; more scandalous secrets leaked out about Hillary and Bill, their emails and their foundation; more of Trump who is climbing in the polls and having the GOP and The Democratic Party wondering why anyone is listening to him as they go on their merry way NOT listening to the populace.  More, more and more, I wish I could list more of the good stuff, it is out there.  But it does NOT make the news.

Now for the Links, and a few more comments.

A discussion of why Trump Trumps.  Also there is pendulum factor. I’ll buy that idea.

Who is getting all the green energy credits?  Why those who can afford it, of course.

Commentary magazine and the exoneration of Bush as the culprit in Katrina.

Ammo Grrl tells us how the liberal government acts as a pimp.  You can catch Ammo Grrl every Friday in Powerline blog.

Moore Clinton related deaths?  I thought this was in the past, this did happen 5 years ago and we are just now hearing about it.  Am I advocating conspiracy theories?  No, just passing on a strange news item.

Black Lives Matter group gets even more sickening.

Three top fundraisers leave the Jeb Bush campaign.

Carly Fiorina schools Katie Couric on climate change.   I wish she was a little more doubtful  on the science of it.  It is a great deal of speculation and a grant driven popular science.

The Manual on How NOT to fight a war could be written by watching the current administration.

Unintended consequences of the Obama administration, unintended and unrecognized for what they are:  No Ordinary Time, a wonderful essay by Richard Fernandez.  Obama demonstrated the American Left can veto any attempt to resist imposing its vision upon the nation.  It has the will to throw away any victory,  however complete, to have the last say. This is an essay that should be read and passed around.

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About the So Called Debate

I think Fox erred. They got a great audience but in showcasing their “star” panel instead of the candidates they erred. They were obviously told to take out Trump and gave it a good shot, but we were cheated of a good panel of questions to let us know more about all the candidates. That is what was wrong with this “show.” It was a showcase for Fox stars not a place to find your candidate, after all

Now in the afterglow of their big show we have seen very little talk of the  real candidates, instead we have had the Trump vs Kelly show.  When a news anchor gets into the story we are not getting news we are getting publicity. A lot of publicity.

We all knew what Trump was but what did we actually know of Megan Kelly.  Well, apparently not much. So the trolls in the blog world have looked for previous tales of Kelly and they have found them. She has brains, but she has also gotten very far on her looks. I cannot fault her for using all her blessings for getting ahead, but playing the agrieved maiden isn’t really the truth of her life.

I like that Trump brought some very important ideas to the fore, but he is after all an entrepreneur and entertainer.  I am not entertained by the both of them.

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Planned Parenthood and the Abortion business

I’m sure there are some people, actually some of them I know and love, who think Planned Parenthood is truly a good thing; it takes care of women’s health, std’s, mamograms and all that.  Well, no it doesn’t.  It is a gory, greedy business. If they had the inner strength to watch the recent videos with an open mind they would see it for what it is.

Today a fifth one was released and if you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it could.  They are talking about how much more could be made from an “intact” 16- 22 week fetus. Or as they seem to want it called, a product of sexual reproduction or some such.  Ridiculous! If it is a wanted baby modern medicine is willing to spend millions to keep that baby alive.

Here are some links to the Planned Parenthood videos and the stories around them:

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards insisted Sunday that her organization has broken no laws and does not — “at all” — profit from the transfer of fetal tissue, a response to a scandal that enveloped the group after undercover videos showed officials discussing the surgical process and its costs in a nonchalant manner.

To refute that one there is this: And the most recent list of the more than 8,700 licensed mammogram facilities in the U.S. shows that not one is operated by Planned Parenthood.”

I could go on and on about the damage they are doing but I will just warn you to be aware.  They are in many ways educating your children to be sexual creatures at too early an age. But they are failing.  Statistics show fewer abortions, fewer people in favor of abortions and more people willing to speak up on the sex education being done by progressives in our schools.

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Links and Comments, July 26, 2015

I had no idea it had been almost a complete month since I posted.  We have been very, very busy.  We are moving from our home we built 17 years ago.  We thought at the time we would be there forever.  But time takes a toll on our bodies and we are just not able to keep up with the work seven acres of woods and wilderness can bring.  So we have moved into town, mostly.  There are still books to be gone through and either kept or discarded, some the pictures andpaintings are still on the walls, but in the main everything we need is now at our home in town. In boxes; many items put away but so much left to do. The garage sale pile keeps growing.  It is taking up a good 1/3 of the garage in town and 1/4 of a bedroom in the old home.  We are waiting for cool weather for that garage sale!

A lot has happened in politics and world issues since then.  Iran, Trump, more Hillary scandals, (is there no end?), Cruz, Carly, Scott, and all the rest who shall be nameless here but you know who they are, are all making headlines.  Planned Parenthood has shown its ugly inner self again.  They are making Gosnell look dumb for storing dead babies when he could have been selling them.  Little did that old ghould know.

So anyway here is the latest:

In case you didn’t get this in your news: Kenyan President Rebukes Obama’s Gay rights message.
Oh, the horror that someone would actually rat out these gruesome secrets from Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards insisted Sunday that her organization has broken no laws and does not — “at all” — profit from the transfer of fetal tissue, a response to a scandal that enveloped the group after undercover videos showed officials discussing the surgical process and its costs in a nonchalant manner.

A former senior New York Times reporter is disturbed by the way it even dared to imply Hillary was involved in a scandal.

On Carly, Walker and Cruz.

Who could not see this coming?  Obama restricts investigative powers of Inspectors General.  I would say “can he do that?”, but at this point he seems to be able to do anything his heart desires.

Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign.
I SAY GOOD FOR THEM.

Inside Higher Ed–the gist of it is like all bureaucracies it is very bloated.

Eugene Volokh says the remaining count against Rick Perry unconstitutionally intrudes on the Governor’s veto power.

He isn’t half as disturbed about this as I am.

croc

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Links and Comments, June 28, 2015

I am not  a member of the Roman Catholic Church, or actually of any church except the First Baptist Church of Rockport since 1949, but I love and respect the Anchoress and read her blogs on a daily basis. I think this says a lot on women’s rights, love and respect and how some in America do not realize how very, very fortunate they are to live in America.

I was very offended by the rainbow colors lighting up the White House, and did you notice the rainbow flag is not really the colors of the rainbow?  It is a brilliant caricature of God’s rainbow.

GARY HART?  He is speaking words of wisdom Unintended consequences of the Citizen United decision have guaranteed that even though Tea Parties can get a majority of Republicans in congress, those same leaders of that majority have sold out to those more powerful, more monied, so the people who gave them that majority status are overpowered by the lobbyists. And they have the nerve to punish the conservatives.

We knew he had an agenda.  Now his brother is selling it.  And going beyond this letter the trail of all modern social activism lead back to the White House. The Trojan Horse of disaster.

Oh dear!  Now they are worried about the “specialness” of being gay.  Never enough for some people.

I do not want global warming debate from a doctor.  Nor do I expect to have it.

An army isn’t needed anymore to overthrow a nation. One Supreme Court justice is all it takes.

Ross Douthat is right in this article, the ruling is against family, not for it. Gay Conservatism and Straight Liberation  He says: Unfortunately I see little evidence that people are actually happier in the emerging dispensation, or that their children are better off, or that the cause of social justice is well-served, or that declining marriage rates and thinning family trees (plus legal pressure on religious communities that are exceptions to this rule) promise anything save greater loneliness for the majority, and stagnation overall.  

Never forget what Richard Fernandez says in this article, You are the Someone.

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Links and Comments, June 24, 2015

This is a true story sent to me by a friend who is a chaplain for a Christian volunteer group.   VA covers religious symbols.

Several have told us this campaign again our flag was coming.  It’s here.

Farm workers may be waking up to what the unions really do. In a turnabout for California’s storied history of migrant labor, Latino field hands are fighting to get the United Farm Workers, the union that carries on the legacy of founder Cesar Chavez, out of their lives and pockets.

An accidental  invite.

The raisin case—what took so long? From his grave, Franklin Delano Roosevelt laughs in your face, America. He changed the nation into a socialist state in which the government sets farm prices for the benefit of a few rich people whose money is in tax-exempt

Obama Hasn’t Done Ship–  it’s about the Navy, people.

God Bless Judicial Watch, they find evidence for what we all knew as true.  Valerie Jarrett was raised by communists

The tunnel between Calais and Great Britain is closed due to striking workers acting out, to put it mildly.

Hillary and the Confederate flag.  And here we have Clinton-Gore.  Even Obama?  can the world get more surreal?

How to give money to your enemy and lose innocent lives at the same time- Obama’s new hostage policy.  An unknown government official calls the instigator (not Obama) an idiot.

A perfect explanation of the gimme people.  I tried to go to the original source on this, I’m still trying.

A federal judge has blocked Obama’s new fracking rules, for a time.

Links and Comments, June 23, 2015

Sessions and Cruz team up against Obamatrade   Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire—and stay expired. And, Congress must also pass the Cruz-Sessions amendments to TPA to ensure that no trade agreement can try to back-door changes to our immigration laws. Otherwise, I will have no choice but vote no.

The science adviser to the Pope is a Pantheist, not a Christian.

We get RFD TV on Dish Network. Do you?   I want to use a cable service when I move to town, but as far as I can tell the local Times Warner does not carry RFD TV or it twin Rural TV. They are going to start doing political discussion. Good for them.

On the 10th anniversary of the KELO decision.   The Supreme Court should hang their heads in shame over this decision.

Mark Meadows: Sometimes you have to change the coach. I agree, John Boehner is a very divisive leader.

Mexican flag waving graduate has had a cushy ride   and someone legal did not get her benefits.

Chanting Death to America, Iran MP ‘s vote to bar military inspectors

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Links and Comments, June 22, 2015

Mexico is doing more than we are to fix the immigrant problems we both face.

We knew about Gruber’s role but these emails leave no doubt he helped develop Obamacare.  Read what the Morning Joe folks had to say about it.

True Religion stood up and was counted with the “Charleston Witness Statement.”  how many noticed the lack of riots in the South?  There are many ways the South really is better.  Am I biased?  Yes.  And maybe I spoke too soon.

You’ve probably already read what Karl Rove had to say about the 2nd amendmentThis is what he actually said.  I really do not know why Fox has Rove on so often.

There is probably much about Gov. Perry we do not know, I surely did not know he and his wife supported Marcus Lutrell  as if he were their own son, well before Lutrell became famous.

We watched Carly Fiorina on C-span when she gave a speech to the Faith and Freedom coalition, we were impressed.  While you are are there you might want to watch the other speeches, too.

Are Conservative Think Tanks dead because of the lack of facts and reason?  Earick Ward discusses the problems.

It’s about time!  Detroit Cops seek to find urban terrorists.  Terrible shootings and killings, rape and pillaging so to speak, happen every day in the ghettos of major cities and there is no hew and cry in the major media.  Why?  Those lives matter.

Oops, even the Cato Institute sees some flaws in this climate change reasoning, or lack thereof.

From the Just One Minute blog: Maybe the House committee on government oversight should reach out to the Chinese and see if they can give us the Lois Lerner emails.

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Links and Comments, June 21, 2015

This Is Why Paul Ryan Didn’t Run for President  and it is very close to the reason I wish Dr. Carson was not running.  He needs to stay above the fray and be a great thinker and statesman.

There have been a lot of people who condemn the south for one man’s actions.  This from the census bureau tells us there is more segregation in the northeast and midwest than in the south.

Pope Francis did not want to hear from deniers of AGW, or was it those around him who did not want him to hear?  We will never know, all we know is he has accepted the religion of climate change caused by man.

Recycling really doesn’t pay.  What should we do about it? We recycle paper and plastic. I would be more than thrilled if every little thing is not enclosed in plastic that has to be wrestled out or cut to get to the item.

Losing the Merge,Richard Fernandez on the killer in Charleston and the ISIS suicide bombers.

John Hinderacker in Powerline blog says what I have been thinkingActually, no: you may be a white Southerner, but unless you went into a black church and murdered nine people, you are not Dylann Roof. Roof was right when he complained that “[w]e have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. There was no one but him, a fact that liberals can’t seem to accept. The whole of the southern states have been blamed for this act, called racist and other slanders.  Yet, in his own words Roof admits he did not find co-horts to help with his race war.  It just wasn’t happening. I have to admit I get some racist emails from some of you on this list, but I would  not accuse you of thinking or condoning murder of anyone of any color. I might, however, accuse you of bad taste.

Hold the global creators of refugees accountable.

Bernie Saunders honeymooned in Communist USSR  I was led to the link from the blog Progressives Today.

I found this in Gateway Pundit: Israel National News reported:  United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats.

Republicans, you have alienated a great many conservatives.  The current purging of conservatives in the House is not looking good for the party.  The conservatives are responsible for the majority status, to treat them as pariahs is not a good thing.

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Links and Comments, June 19, 2015

Obama’s plan for Iraq blasted in Ney York Times guest piece.

Mexico is now deporting more Central Americans than we are.  Maybe we can learn something here.

Three GOP senators are demanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials explain how 156 undocumented immigrant criminals “incredibly” managed to become repeat offenders — yet were never deported.   and in a related story Katie Pavlich: ICE Director says no one fired for releasing more than 65,000 criminal aliens.

Bill Whittle’s Afterburner on Death by Dynasties. (a 7 minute video)

Somehow this has missed our president’s eyes. Terrorism around the world increased 35 percent in 2014, according to a State Department report released Friday, blaming the rise on Islamic State extremists in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Africa. If this is not the same as murder in the name of racism or ethnicity, I do not know what is.

While the news focuses on South Carolina the killings in Chicago and other cities goes on.  Granted it was a terrible event, but other killings count. ALL LIVES MATTER, black on black crime is rampant and not being addressed.  In our area it is Hispanics and gang related killings.  ALL LIVES MATTER!

And that leads to  Dr. Carson saying The heart of the matter is not guns.  If you can, read his Facebook post.  He is a man of wisdom. I wish he would stay above the fray of presidential politics and just give us these pearls of his wisdom.

Sidney Blumenthal was being paid $200,000 by David Brock to advise Hillary!!??

The media doesn’t want the public to know about the Obamacare case in the Supreme Court.  And if you want to know about Hillary’s private server and emails you have to listen to Fox News.

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Links and Comments, June 18, 2015

These are from the past few days.

This woman is speaking up for Down Syndrome children, one of which is hers.In it she says:”Women are not incubators of socially preferable descendants.”  In my day there were no tests for this.

When Sydney Blumenthal turned over his Clinton related emails they found many more than either she or the State Department had turned over.  Not a surprise.

We are definitely in a cooling climate mode.   Despite the Pope’s political opinion on it.

This came in an email and instead of sending just a link I am linking the whole thing.

Op-ed: Hatch should fix H1-B visa program instead of expand it

Thirty Years of Bushes

Standing up for Texas children.

Democrats STOLE taxpayer money to fund a 2009 inaugural ball.

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