December 21, 2013

Lower Standards, Lower Quality - But We're Good.

This is the third DC cop to be arrested within the past eleven days. A school services officer was just indicted on felony charges after assaulting his wife.
A D.C. police officer has been indicted on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his wife with a metal light fixture and threatening her with knives in their home in Prince George’s County.

Prosecutors announced the indictment Friday against Officer Samson Edwards Lawrence III, 45, who lives in Accokeek. The 23-year veteran is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and two counts of possessing a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.
The other two officers are:
Officer Marc Washington's body was pulled from the water at Hains Point in southwest D.C. Dec. 10, a week after he was arrested on child porn charges after he allegedly visited the home of a teenage girl who had previously been reported missing, ordered her to remove her clothing and took photos of her, all while he was on duty.

Officer Linwood Barnhill Jr. was arrested last week and charged with pandering after police found a missing 16-year-old girl in his apartment. He is accused of running a prostitution operation.

[...] Lawrence and Barnhill were hired in 1990 and 1989, respectively, when D.C. police lowered hiring standards to quickly add 1,500 officers to the force. Police officials say that standards have become more rigorous and that many officers hired then would not be now.
The hiring of substandard personnel is costly. Lawsuits arising from the criminal actions of police officers can hurt municipalities already staggering under fiscal burdens imposed by unfunded state and federal social spending mandates.

Even liberal rags like the WashPost realized this nearly twenty years ago in this 1994 article on police corruption.
More than half of the 201 D.C. police officers arrested since 1989 on charges ranging from shoplifting and forgery to rape and murder. Some have been arrested more than once and in more than one year.

More than half of those involved in departmental disciplinary proceedings for breaches such as neglecting duty, making false statements and failing to obey orders, which have doubled since 1989.

Half of those on a list of 185 D.C. officers so tainted by their own criminal problems that prosecutors won’t put them on a witness stand as officers of the law.
I wonder how many of these officers are still on the force?

I still remember a story that an officer on my department related to me years ago. He was a cop on the City of Baltimore PD for a while before returning to upstate NY and joining my department.  While he was still in the Baltimore PD police academy, two detectives from another state (Missouri maybe?) walked into his class and arrested one of his classmates for murder. So much for background checks.

December 19, 2013

This Is War

America's Culture War has been fought on many fronts for generations. The introduction of Darwinism during the 18th century made progress against Christianity through liberal ideology and secularism. In part, Christian fundamentalism was in reaction to the growth of humanism in our society.

The battles are never ending; day after day Christians are assaulted with liberal propaganda on how to worship, how the bible is flawed, judging is hating, God's mercy extends to all without restriction and the biggest one - there is no such thing as sin.

Sin is what separates us from God. Sin is a conscious act that places man's will over God's. Every time we sin it is a resounding slap in the Face of Our Creator. It is sin that placed Christ on the cross, sin was the nails that kept Him there, God's holy and righteous Judgement put Him in the grave and Grace was the pry bar that rolled the stone away.

What's so wrong about telling people that? For it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that frees men from sin. And it is the Gospel that Satan fears.

How does this attract the attention of sodomites and those that support them? Simple, Phil Robertson quoted scripture. He brought out the sin in their lives by citing 1 Cor. 6:9-10 and the sodomites exploded.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Or is it something else? Matthew 24:11 states, "and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people."  What is a prophet and who are these false prophets?

Prophets can be defined as men who:
  • Reveal the nature and attributes of God to men.
  • Make known to men the laws of God.
  • Call the people back to obedience to God’s laws.
  • Warn them of Divine judgment upon sin, both personal and national.
So a false prophet would be one who lies about the nature of a powerful, omnipotent, righteous, holy God; trivializes or negates His laws; says that sin (disobedience to God's laws) is no big deal and maintains that there is no Divine Judgement to be feared. This is PsyOps in war, false propaganda designed to deceive the enemy and discourage the faithful.

And this is exactly what GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and so many others are all about.
GLAAD on Wednesday condemned his remarks as "some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication" and said "his quote was littered with outdated stereotypes and blatant misinformation."

"Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe," GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said. "He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans -- and Americans -- who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.

"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. "
John 15:18-20

It Was On His Own Time

Duck Dynasty

I don't watch the program. I don't watch any TV programs.
But I have read with interest the Christian beliefs espoused by the reality show participants and agree with what they say.

Phil Robertson was right on the money when he offered his opinion on gays and he said it in a very non-offensive manner. Of course the sodomites went ballistic, that's their deal. Instant transformation from drag queens into drama queens.

Their perversion is what defines them, that's why they get so excited whenever someone points out that slamming your pecker into another man's anus may not be the preferred manner of sexual intercourse. You are criticizing their very existence. You can say this for all manner of perversion, pedophilia and bestiality not excluded.

This is what happens when you separate sex from marriage. When laws regulating sexual intercourse were based on biblical standards, these perversions still existed of course, but were driven underground; polite society viewed them as shameful. Remove those restrictions and all the sexual oriented twisted impulses spring up like weeds in a garden.

This is the same sexual impetus that drives promiscuity whether it is straight or not. It is part and parcel of a hellish disposition to sin which is ingrained in our DNA. Sexual sins are only one side of the equation, we are inclined to rebel against God in all aspects and readily do so unless restrained by one means or another. This is why we have laws regulating our actions in the first place.

Through the grace of God, Phil Robertson realized this as a young man and decided to do something about it. I applaud his actions and his faithfulness.

America is now a sewer and television is the outlet for this effluvium that empties right into your living room.

Phil must have anticipated this event, he has known for a long time what he’s dealing with and refused to back off. I suppose you could call him a brave man and this most likely is true, but I think it is more accurate to call him a deeply committed man.

I believe A&E may have stepped on their d**ks with this one. The show appeals to a Christian base and to punish someone for expressing their opinion/life style outside of the show's context will not please their 12 or 13 million viewers. They may have temporarily placated the sodomites (who like all libs are always looking for an excuse to be offended) but that's not who is watching the show.

In a New York second I would tell A&E to cram it.

IMHO the Robertson clan will break with A&E and take their show else where. I wonder how their contract reads?


The Robertsons have this to say.
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

December 18, 2013

Double Ought Pumpkin Shells

You can't make this stuff up.

Pre-stuffed turkeys?

Just think, if you gut shoot a turkey and it doesn't die, it may have a squash or eggplant growing out it's ass in a few weeks.

More here.

H/T Real Revo

December 17, 2013

Still Amateur Hour In US Foreign Policy

Get ready for more of this as our nation's laws are corrupted by liberals. Under the rule of progressives, social crimes are worse than real crimes.

The federal government arrested an Indian diplomat last week for failing to pay her house nanny the required minimum wage. She was only released after paying a quarter million dollar bail.

Good Lord you'd think she robbed a bank, raped a nun and clubbed a baby seal to death.

Of course SecState Kerry is concerned that the Indian government has begun to retaliate for no reason.
India’s government – incensed over the arrest of a female diplomat in Manhattan last week – has retaliated by removing the security barriers in front of the US embassy in New Delhi, the country’s main news agency reported.

Tow trucks and a backhoe were used to haul off the long concrete barriers — designed to prevent cars from speeding up to the embassy’s gates – that had been in front of the compound. The Press Trust of India reported that the government was behind the move.

[...]India’s government – incensed over the arrest of a female diplomat in Manhattan last week – has retaliated by removing the security barriers in front of the US embassy in New Delhi, the country’s main news agency reported.

The heavy-handed retaliation was sparked by the arrest of Devyani Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general for political, economic, commercial and women’s affairs in Manhattan, for allegedly mistreating her female nanny.

The feds charged that Khobragade lied on a visa application to get the Indian national into the United States and then paid her a paltry $3.31 an hour.

Khobragade was handcuffed and reportedly strip-searched after her bust, treatment considered particularly demeaning for a woman in her country.India’s officials fumed that she was even held in a cell with drug addicts.
Other scheduled meetings with Indian officials have been cancelled as American diplomats are told to hit the road.

Seriously, we had no beef with India until this nonsense.

Now I'll never get that answer to my Windows 7 problems from customer support.

My apologies, the links to this story are here and here.

I Am Sick Of Fools

Save sports, I refuse to watch television because of the characterizations scripted by screen writers and portrayed by modern actors.
Behaving like a jerk and/or idiot is not funny.
It is a lazy way of getting laughs from stupid people.

There is a cost to this as our popular culture continues to auger it's way into irrelevance.

Have A Heart, Really. Take This One.

The problem: More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won't survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you're left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it's called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor -- a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it -- and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

More here.

Clairvoyant 1960's Television

At the segment starting at 4:14 in a 1969 episode of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Dan Rowan predicts the fall of the Berlin Wall.

He thought he was being funny.

Even better, John Wayne makes a very rare television appearance at 9:21.

Some surprising facts about Dan Rowan:
During World War II, Rowan served as a fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Forces. He flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighters and shot down two Japanese aircraft before he was downed and seriously wounded over New Guinea. His military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart.

After his discharge, Rowan returned to California where he teamed up with Dick Martin and started a comedy night-club act. The team had appeared on television before but it was not until the success of a summer special in 1967 that they found fame on Laugh-In.

1950's Variety Show



December 16, 2013

Dallas Cowboys Action Doll

Just What We Need, Invisible Gubmint Spooks

Invisibility Beam
A research team from the University of Singapore has developed a device that can make objects invisible by bathing them in a beam of darkness.

The system takes the conventional approach to optics -- which generally aims to make images as sharp and clear as possible -- and turns it completely on its head. Usually imaging systems focus light into a pattern known as a point spreading function, which consists of a spiked central region of high intensity (the main lobe) surrounded by a concentric region of lower intensity light and a higher intensity lobe after this. In order to achieve the best resolution, the central region should be narrowed and intensified, while the outer lobe is suppressed. This makes sure that the image is very bright and sharp with well-defined edges.

The researchers' beam can hide macroscopic objects by taking the opposite approach: intensifying the outer lobes suppressing the central region. This means that the central region has a field intensity of light that is pretty much zero. They did this using special lenses that could smear out the central spike while increasing the intensity of the concentric lobes. Objects in this 3D region cannot be resolved and so are hidden from sight. The effect has been named "anti-resolution".
You just know the first application of this technology will be directed against US citizens.

December 15, 2013

More People Who Should Be Shot

There were 28 pages on the congressional 9/11 report that were completely redacted by President Bush. A few Congressmen requested access to see these pages and were shocked at what they found - the active participation of the Saudi government in the murder of nearly 3,000 Americans.

There needs to be a reckoning. What the hell do the Muslims have over our leaders?
After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.

But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.

It was kept secret and remains so today.

President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by comparison is about 1,000 words).

A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.

[...] The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

The findings, if confirmed, would back up open-source reporting showing the hijackers had, at a minimum, ties to several Saudi officials and agents while they were preparing for their attacks inside the United States. In fact, they got help from Saudi VIPs from coast to coast:

More here.