April 20, 2013

No One Ever Said This

District Attorney Gets DUI Sentence

AUSTIN -- Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has been sentenced to jail for 45 days, and her license will be suspended for 180 days, after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and an open container violation. The sentence is the harshest given by Travis County for a first time DWI offense.
[...]Authorities say she was extremely combative when under arrest, kicking and spitting on officers. At one point she had to be put into a restrained chair.
Travis County is where Austin, the capital city of Texas, is located. Travis was noted as one of the 100 most liberal counties in America  at  #57 - ironically the number of Obama states and SecState Kerry's source of ketchup millions.

From YNN News:
A petition calling for the resignation of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg is making rounds online, adding to the list of troubles currently faced by the county’s top prosecutor.
Lehmberg was arrested in West Austin late Friday night for driving while intoxicated. She quickly admitted guilt—both to news cameras in front of her home and in a letter to Travis County Attorney David Escamilla—but said she has no plans of resigning.
The choice to leave the position may not be up to her, however. A 1987 state law says elected county officials can be removed from office for three reasons, one of which is intoxication caused by alcohol.
[...] Political interests are paying close attention to Lehmberg's situation. The holder of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office has long been of interest in Texas politics. The business of the Capitol falls under its jurisdiction, making Lehmberg and her office among the last bastions of political power held by a Democrat.
Obviously this is all Bush's fault.

RIP Sean Collier

Lest We Forget The Sacrifice Of Those Who Go In Harm's Way

April 19, 2013

Dead Bomber Wife Converted To Islam

From the Daily Mail:
The devastated family of the wife of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev say 'our hearts are sickened' by the terror and tragedy the young Chechen unleashed on America.

Tsarnaev has a three-year-old daughter called Zahara with Katherine Russell, 24, who converted to Islam for her husband, MailOnline can reveal.

And tonight, Katherine's parents, Judith and Warren issued an emotional statement following the terror attack that left three dead and 176 injured, saying: 'Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child.

'We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. In the aftermath of the Patriot's Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev.

'Our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted.'
This is what happens when you have no firm belief structure. So, the guy is cute and, hell, all religions are the same and he is awful cute and all ...  so sure, Allah Ahkbar and hand me a hijab.

These people did not know Tamerlan Tsarnaev and they did not know Islam.

Ignorance is not bliss.

Bomber #2 In Custody

They found him hiding in a boat under a tarp. There was another exchange of gunfire and he was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is listed as in serious condition and has lost a lot of blood.

Residents formed an impromptu corridor and gave a standing ovation as the cops packed up and left.

This was a tweet at 8:58 PM from the Boston PD police minutes after the surrender:
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.
But this message was a little premature, justice has not won, there will be no justice until the gravel slams down on the judge's bench and a sentence is imposed.

Let's see how many lawyers this kid gets.

The cops looked jubilant but tired, exhausted. There is not only a physical cost but also a tremendous emotional toll that is imposed on the men and women who worked this detail.

Marathon Bombers Are Chechen Terrorists

 The older brother (in green) is dead

Two Chechen brothers have been identified as the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing. After robbing a convenience store last night they were involved in a hellish shoot out early this morning in Watertown that left one of the brothers and one police officer dead and another officer severely wounded. The surviving suspect, identified as 19 yr. old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, is still at large.

From the Trib Live:
WATERTOWN, Mass. — Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.

The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and said he “may be armed and dangerous.”

Chechen terrorists have been raising hell for a long time. They are brutal Muslim terrorists who kill indiscriminately. Now will the idiots in the White House and State Department start to show some concern about whom they allow in this country? These brothers have been living in the US legally for over a year.

Will the media now grant Pamela Geller and others like her some credibility? I strongly doubt it.

Even after this turn of events the media still refuses to acknowledge an Islamic context to these outrages. The following list of Chechen atrocities lack any Islamic attribution.
In the past, insurgents from Chechnya and neighboring restive provinces in the Caucasus have been involved in terror attacks in Moscow and other places in Russia.

Those raids included a raid in Moscow in October 2002 in which a group of Chechen militants took 800 people hostage and held them for two days before special forces stormed the building, killing all 41 Chechen hostage-takers. Also killed were 129 hostages, mostly from effects of narcotic gas Russian forces used to subdue the attackers.

Chechen insurgents also launched a 2004 hostage-taking raid in the southern Russian town of Beslan, where they took hundreds of hostages. The siege ended in a bloodbath two days later, with more than 330 people, about half of them children, killed.

Insurgents from Chechnya and other regions also have launched a long series of bombings in Moscow and other cities in Russia. An explosion at the international arrivals hall at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in January 2011 killed at least 31 people and wounded more than 140.
Remember the killing of all those children? The Chechens took an entire school hostage.
The surviving brother has gone to ground. He may have a support infrastructure prepared for him or he may have been wounded in the gunfight. His dead brother allegedly had shrapnel in him from the marathon bombing

It's not like we haven't been warned about these people.
U.S. Declares Chechen Militant a Terrorist
MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday hailed a decision by the United States to designate the Caucasian insurgent leader Doku Umarov a terrorist, a step announced on the eve of President Dmitri A. Medvedev’s visit to the White House.

The State Department late Wednesday released a statement describing Mr. Umarov, formerly a Chechen separatist commander, as being part of a radical jihadist movement that poses a threat to the United States as well. Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, the State Department’s counterterrorism coordinator, said that Mr. Umarov’s recent attacks on Russian targets “illustrate the global nature of the terrorist problem we fight today.”
The police have surrounded a house in Watertown, FNC reporting. There have been gunshots.

It's 0900 and I'll say this, the last Chechen bomb brother is busy receiving his virgins. The cops look like they are standing down; the guns are mostly holstered, they seem to be much more relaxed and there do not appear to be any EMT's responding. I also saw someone putting on an EOD bomb suit so apparently they are sending him in to see if there are any IED's in the dwelling. The SUV the brother carjacked last night has been recovered and impounded. It was all shot up.

An hour and a half later and still no word. What were the police shooting at? I thought that the reported explosions were flash bangs that the police threw in to stun the suspect. Everyone in the Boston metropolitan area have been told to stay in their homes by the authorities - that's about a million people.

Cops running every whichaway, more gunfire. I am starting to wonder if someone is yanking their chain.

You have to appreciate just how difficult a situation this is for police. You have multiple agencies (usually operating on different radio frequencies) trying to coordinate their activities. Citizens are highly alarmed and calling in everything that moves. The police have to try to separate the wheat from the chaff w/r/t possible leads, contain the suspect, then apprehend or kill him.

Obviously some of the cops have nervous trigger fingers - I don't blame them. One cop is dead and another in critical condition. The suspect is armed with possibly a 5.56 mm rifle and explosives. Perhaps this area has an improved police digital communications - such as a trunked network radio system that can connect ad hoc working groups as needed. My heart goes out to everyone in the area, cops and citizens. This is no cakewalk, you have no idea how much confusion and contradictory information can disrupt an operation on the scale such as this. Plus, add fatigue as many of these cops probably have been working since yesterday evening when the MIT officer was murdered.

You may be wondering why the MA State Police are just standing around. They are not the primary responding agency. They were called in to support the locals as needed and are mustered near the scenes where they might be useful. We have used the staties in that capacity several times. It's nice to have them available when the SHTF.

April 18, 2013

A Drooler's Guide To The Universe

Steve Hawking is no doubt a brilliant man, but human intelligence is simply no match for the Omnipotent, the Omniscient Primary Cause who is the Master and Creator of All. In His Infinite Wisdom and Patience, the Lord gave Hawking an opportunity to offer a free lecture, "The Origin of the Universe," recently at the California Institute of Technology. Thank God it was free as it would be a travesty to pay for this crap.

Hawking took a few obligatory cheap shots at religious beliefs and then dissected a few secular theories:
He noted that many people still seek a divine solution to counter the theories of curious physicists, and at one point, he quipped, “What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?”

After outlining the historical theological debate about how the universe was created, Hawking gave a quick review of more scientific cosmological explanations, including Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold’s steady-state theory. This idea hypothesizes that there is no beginning and no end and that galaxies continue to form from spontaneously created matter.

Hawking said this theory and several other ideas don't hold up, citing recent observations by space telescopes and other instruments.
Go ahead, set 'em up. Jesus just knocks 'em down, sorta like a Cosmic game of Whack-A-Physicist.

But let's cut to the chase. What astounding evidence did Hawking deliver to relieve us of the millenia old beliefs that the Universe was created by God? Hawking gives us the M-Theory.
M-theory posits that multiple universes are created out of nothing, Hawking explained, with many possible histories and many possible states of existence. In only a few of these states would life be possible, and in fewer still could something like humanity exist. Hawking mentioned that he felt fortunate to be living in this state of existence.
Possibly the "Em" in M-theory is shorthand for "Enema" 'cause that's where your brains went if you believe this stuff.

The Universe we live in is incredibly complex and vast beyond comprehension. Our minds just cannot grasp it. True, we use models to explain what we hold as truth and in a true scientific experiment, the model is tested time and time again to see if the results are consistent.

Nothing that Hawking or any other scientist/atheist can posit meets this criteria. Yet, they hold in great derision people who accept biblical truth and incorporate it into their world view.

Mankind can do amazing things. Not to disparage Mr. Hawking, he and many of his colleagues are truly brilliant, but it is his arrogance and that of so many others that blinds them to God's truth. Pride indeed goes before a fall.

Pictured above is a representation of the Universe as it would look from a vantage point one billion light years from Earth. A light year is the distance that light travels in one year at 182,000 miles per second - about 6 trillion miles. Those tiny dots are galaxies! Most scientists figure that the visible Universe is about 13.4 billion light years in size. That's how far they think they can see with modern instruments. But they say it is expanding (Hubble figured that out due to the red shift of stars).

How can there an almost limitless number of galaxies containing billions of stars themselves that were created from .... nothing? A singularity? It's just a concept, no one can prove that one ever existed. It is a mere model, just like the hockey stick climate model that is getting a righteous drubbing.

Just how do we wrap our minds around something that cannot be measured? We use analogies. Try this:
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field image is one of the most amazing images taken in human history. Over the course of nearly 4 months, this $1.5 billion of human ingenuity gathered light from the farthest reaches of space, the telescope focused on a 0.0016 Inches Squared area of the night sky and what it found was incredibly shocking to say the least, the image seen below contains approximately 10,000 galaxies, at about 100 billion stars per galaxy, that is a breathtakingly large number of suns in such a small patch in the sky.

Just how big is 0.0016 inches? The average human hair is one millimeter in thickness; a mustache hair is wider at about 2 mm. One millimeter is equal to 0.047 inches. So, just how big was the area of the sky where all those galaxies were seen? Split an average human hair 29 times. That's how big. A human hair is 29 times wider than the area of sky examined in the Hubble Deep Field image. Or do a mustache hair fifteen times, take your pick, but you'll find 10,000 galaxies containing 1,000,000,000,000,000 stars. How many stars is that, I dunno, a thousand trillion? Give Obama another term as President and our national debt will be the only thing close in size.

And just where did all these M-Theory  multiverses, universes and plain old space come from? For if there was a Big Bang there was a beginning. If there was a beginning, Someone or Something had to begin it. And that Someone or Something had to have resources and capabilities greater than the Creation that was formed.

They really have no idea how big the Universe is, nor how it came to be. That is something that will eventually be revealed to us in its entirety - in God's time.

April 16, 2013

Obama Defunded The DHS Office Of Bombing Prevention

Talk about timing. From the Daily Mail:
Barack Obama's administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal.

Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million.

That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others.

He told MailOnline that the Obama-era DHS is, on the whole, about as well-positioned as it was during the Bush administration to handle the aftermath of the April 15 bombings in Boston, 'but the Obama administration has continued to cut the budget for offices such as the Office for Bombing Prevention from $20 million started under Bush, to $11 million today.'
But there's plenty of tax dollars for fancy Presidential vacations, golf and White House Bieber concerts. But there's more. Apparently the government feels that saving money by cutting funds used to protect American citizens from terrorist bombings is just dandy, Those funds can instead be used for the following:
  • $750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
  • $16,000,000 to help students Indonesian get master’s degrees.
  • $175,587 to see if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior.
  • $200,000 to remove tattoos in Mission Hills, California.
  • $3,000,000 for the University of California for research on video games such as World of Warcraft.
  • $615,000 to the University of California for digitizing photos, T-shirts and concert tickets belonging to the Grateful Dead.
  • $2,000,000 to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.
  • $239,100 to study how Americans use the Internet to find love.
Today the OBP describes its mission as 'enhanc[ing] the Nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate the terrorist use of explosives against critical infrastructure, the private sector, and Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial entities.'
So sorry, marathons are not part of our mission, all that running confuses us. It is so much easier to go after Christians. They don't move around so much and low hanging fruit is the sweetest.
Its website says it works to 'coordinate national and intergovernmental bombing prevention efforts' and 'enhance counter-IED capabilities.'

But little is known about what role OBP actually plays in attempting to prevent bombings at public events that could be considered target-rich environments.
Never fear. Obama. Schumer, Pelosi and Reid are writing legislation to outlaw the possession of ball bearings and pressure cookers.

H/T to the Real Revo

April 15, 2013

Possible Suspect In Boston Bombing

Late this afternoon I watched the news conference where the Boston Police Commissioner said that they have no one in custody for the bombing. However, this following photo is being touted as proof that police did take some one into custody, at least temporarily:
I have no idea where the photograph was taken but it looks like it could be Copley Square which is right around the corner from the bombings. The Boston Marathon finish line was on Boylston St.; Copley Square is just down the block on Dartmouth and Boylston. You can see a man in a brown jacket kneeling with his hands behind his back in front of two cops.