Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday Links

As temperatures go back down to what might be normal for October, here are some things going on:

Donald Trump (R-NY) tells what he would do in his first 100 days.

It's been 25 years on SCOTUS for this Justice.

The candidate receiving the most "Islamist money" during the past year isn't even Muslim.

Getting ripped off is bad, but this might be just a wee bit of an overreaction.

Student loan debt hits blacks worse than whites.

California National Guard troops are told to give back their re-enlistment bonuses.

Refugee "children" call the English "stupid".

A Protestant missionary couple in Turkey is called a "security threat".

A new book describes the "white perspective on integration".

A White House press briefing gets a surprise guest.

While fighting in Mosul, ISIS attacks Kirkuk.

Iraq tells Turkey "no thanks".

Protesting the national anthem is not just for the athletes any more.

In Russia, 19 people die in a helicopter crash.

A group linked to George Soros is accused of violating an Arizona election law.

And to finish, a blind man from Brazil gets to meet his favorite Disney character.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Dinesh D'Souza: Think About The Consequences Of Your Vote

One problem that we conservatives have faced during at least the last three presidential elections is a choice between the lesser of two evils.  The GOP candidate has some serious flaws, while the Democrat is obviously someone we could never support.  As a result, some of us stay home or vote third party, thus taking away votes that could otherwise help defeat the Democratic candidate, because we believe that we must vote with our "consciences" or "principles".  But as Dinesh D'Souza tries to remind us, in doing so, we must take into account the actual result of the choice we make.  From Bizpac Review:
D’Souza spoke of the distinct difference between intentions and consequences, saying that while a Christian might act out of pure intentions, those actions could result in terrible consequences.
Turning to the topic of the presidential race, D’Souza made it clear who those who choose not to vote for Donald Trump are supporting.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

NJ Senate Passes Bill Changing Who Investigates Police-Related Deaths

Today the New Jersey Senate passed a bill that would take the job of investigating deaths involving police officers away from county prosecutors and give it to the state Attorney General's office.  The bill, designated S-2469, passed with a vote of 23-10.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Children Pepper Sprayed At Trump Rally - A Few Months Ago

I've recently seen posts on Twitter alleging that anti-Trump protesters had attacked people at a pro-Trump rally with pepper spray, the victims including two children.  The Tweets included pictures, but no links, meaning that I couldn't look up the source(s) of this unpleasant news.  When I searched for some corroboration, I found that this incident did indeed take place, not recently (that I could find) but during this past April.

This story, as far as I can tell, is several months old, but still true.  Read about it at the Daily Mail, the Daily News and the Independent.  If anyone reading this knows of any similar but more recent incident in which children are pepper sprayed at a political rally, please let me know in a comment, preferably with a link to your source.  And if you use pepper spray, please do so only in self-defense situations when it truly becomes necessary.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Scared Yet?

According to an article in FrontpageMag, there are seven reasons to fear a Hillary Clinton presidency.  The article doesn't actually use that particular terminology, instead calling them "seven Clinton policy priorities that would devastate America", but I'd say that anything that devastates America is certain worthy of being feared.  I'll put part of the exposition of the first of them here.
In order to address "the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II," Mrs. Clinton has explicitly called for bringing some 65,000 refugees from Syria into the United States as quickly as possible. This represents a 550% increase over Barack Obama’s 2016 goal of 10,000 Syrian refugees, which Clinton describes as merely a "good start."
To find out the details of all seven, read the full article.  If you're not scared now, as Yoda would say, "you will be".

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hitler's Religion

(H/T Call Me Mom for Tweeting this)

In a video put on YouTube, PJ Media interviews Richard Weikart about his book, Hitler's Religion.  According to Weikart, Hitler was neither an atheist nor a Christian (although he was baptized as a Catholic), nor even an occultist.  I would add that he was not trying, as far I know, to bring back the old Germanic paganism.  To learn Weikart's thesis, watch the video.

You can also watch the video directly on YouTube.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

More Double Standards

Here's something from the double standard department, which comes via Information Liberation.  Writing on her eponymous website, Ann Coulter lets the political hypocrites have it (if you'll forgive the implied redundancy between "politician" and "hypocrite").  As Ms. Coulter states:
The same media that are pretending to consider the use of a bad word equivalent to rape don't give a fig about real rape, real sexual assault, real whoring, even real homicide, depending on who did it. 
As she points out, the same media who are now faulting Donald Trump for his use, eleven years ago, of a word that can refer either to the female private area or to a cat haven't had much to say about similar or worse language, or even worse behavior, coming from certain people on the left and/or directed at people on the right, including herself.  Read the full article.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Links

A smattering of what's going on out there, as the weekend approaches:

From Reuters, President Obama and his advisers are expected to meet today to consider options in Syria.

From The Daily Signal, what one woman does to oppose Planned Parenthood.

From Fox News, Nancy Grace ends her show.

From Sputnik, BBC apparently can't distinguish between the First Minister of Scotland and a gorilla.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Virginia Tech's flanker/point guard.

From The Hill, according to WikiLeaks, Senator Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign considered bringing attention to Senator Barack Obama's cocaine use as a teenager and his father's Muslim heritage.

From CNS News, according to WikiLeaks, John Podesta asked Hillary Clinton's lawyer about possibly withholding emails between her and President Obama.

From RRStar, Matthew T. Mangino reminds us that the upcoming election will have an impact on the Supreme Court.

From HeatStreet, PETA just learned that using Trumpian language is not a good idea.

From Market Watch, some tech giants are getting government subsidies.

From WGN, the limits on Cuban rum and cigars brought into the United States have been lifted.

From the Express, a Muslim bus driver endangers children by stopping to pray on a busy road.

From Emirates 24/7, in Germany, a couple who are described as "refugees" allegedly attempt to sell their baby on eBay.

From Arutz Sheva, in Uruguay, a Muslim who killed a Jew is ruled to have been insane.

From FrontpageMag, Hillary Clinton appears to have some support from gropers.

From National Review, why surprises occur in October.

From Bicycling, the late Robin Williams's bike collection will be auctioned for charity.

From The Telegraph, a former policeman has allegedly unwittingly employed illegal aliens.

And from Break, a guide to some "alternative" write-in candidates.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Music Break

Once again, one of these is overdue.  To start, here's some heavy metal from Scorpions, called The Zoo.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Small Plane Crashes In Connecticut

Yesterday, a Piper PA 34 airplane crashed near a Pratt & Whitney facility in Hartford, Connecticut, killing a student pilot and injuring his instructor.  Also injured were two people in a vehicle on the ground.  The student, officially a passenger, was identified as Feras M. Freitekh, a Jordanian national living in Orland Hills, Illinois.  The FBI is now investigating whether the crash was intentional.

Read more at the Daily News, PIX11, the Hartford Courant, the Daily Mail and The New York Times.