“DON\’T WORRY, THEY\’RE NOT COMING HERE” UPDATE

It used to be that the most recognizable lies were things like “The check is in the mail”, “No, that dress doesn\’t make your butt look fat” and “I promise I\’ll respect you in the morning” (yes, I cleaned up that last one). Now they are things like “If you like your insurance plan you can keep your insurance plan”, “al-qaeda is...

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“JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN”: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

I assume you are aware that Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, and that there have been numerous protests there, and elsewhere, demanding “Justice For Michael Brown”. But how often have protesters been asked to define what “Justice For Michael Brown” means?  I think I might have once or twice, but...

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SHOULD ROBERT MCCULLOCH RECUSE HIMSELF?

Should Saint Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch head the investigation of Michael Brown\’s shooting death”  Or should he recuse himself – and, if so, why?  First I\’ll put up both sides, and then I\’ll tell you where I stand. Reasons for recusing: -McCulloch comes from a family with a good number of members in the police force: ...

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GAZA: THE MIDDLE EAST VERSION OF SALEM

In 1692-93, there were a series of “witch trials” in Salem, Massachusetts (and other towns as well, though Salem is far and away the best known), in which Calvinist Puritans – with Minister cotton mather leading the way – put twenty people suspected of witchcraft to death; most of them women and none of them witches.  The Salem witch trials were a...

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SHAHEEN/BROWN – IT LOOKS LIKE A REAL RACE

As you may remember, Scott Brown is the relatively unknown Massachusetts Republican who, after iconic Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy died, managed to overhaul his inept opponent, Martha Coakley (who now is running for Governor), and win a special election to finish Mr. Kennedy\’s term.  He then ran for a full term.  But Massachusetts reverted to form, and...

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OBAMA, ISIS AND POROUS

A question for President Obama:  If ISIS is an international terrorist threat which is specifically targeting the United States, and you are keeping our borders porous…. ….does it not follow that ISIS terrorists will avail themselves of our porous borders, enter our country, and perform terrorist acts here? What are you going to do about this?  Practice your putting game?

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A FEW QUESTIONS FOR CHUCK HAGEL

First, let me show you what Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said today.  Then I would like to ask Sec. Hagel a few questions. Speaking of ISIS, Secretary Hagel said this: “Theyare an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it\’s inIraq or anywhere else.  They are…assophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen.  Theyare beyond just a...

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THE FERGUSON FIX?

Is the Ferguson fix in? Until the Obama administration I always had at least some level of confidence that if the Department of Justice stepped into a situation things would be handled fairly. But under Attorney General eric holder, we do not have a Department of Justice.  We have a Department of Just-Us.  And I have no confidence at all that its treatment of the Michael Brown case will...

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LOSING FROM BEHIND

Italy has just announced it is sending machine guns and anti-tank weapons to the Peshmerga Kurds, who are on the ground fighting ISIS. How many have the United States sent? U.S. air strikes from a safe distance are fine, and greatly help the ground forces…provided there are ground forces there, with the armaments to be effective.  And, since U.S. boots are not on the ground...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from movie director, New York Knick fan, and civil rights activist, Spike Lee. On Tuesday Night, during a discussion of the Michael Brown death on Anderson Cooper\’s CNN show, Mr. Lee said this: “Ido not think you should be killed in this country because allegedlyyou steal some cigarillos. I don\’t think you should be killed inthis country...

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GOOD NEWS FROM GAZA

From an article just posted at Fox News: Hamassaid that an Israel airstrike in Gaza killed three of its seniormilitary leaders early Thursday. The Palestinian militant group claimed that the men — identified as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar — were killed along with three other people in a strike on a four-story building near Rafah, a town in the...

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NANCY HYPOCRELOSI ALERT

Nancy Pelosi talks a good game about the California water shortage.  But does she give enough of a damn (or is it dam) to inconvenience the voters in her district? Excerpted from Valerie Richardson\’s article in the Washington Times: TheEndangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on ruralcommunities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force SanFrancisco...

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MILITANTS???

Here is the New York Times headline for its story on the beheading of journalist James Foley: Militant Group Says It Killed American Journalist in Syria Militants?  MILITANTS? I\’m starting to wonder if the term “terrorist” is even in this paper\’s computer system.  If ISIS, going through the Arab world killing people everywhere, and beheading those...

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THE DARREN WILSON/MICHAEL BROWN CONFRONTATION: IS THIS WHAT HAPPENED?

Excerpted from Hollie McKay\’s article at foxnews.com: DarrenWilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting ofMichael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations,suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket)fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments beforefiring his gun, a source close to the department\’s top brass...

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DID PRESIDENT OBAMA ACTUALLY SAY THAT?

During Barack Obama\’s short statement about the grisly beheading of journalist James Foley – which he made in office-casual (open shirt, no tie) – did he actually say that ISIS (or ISIL, as he calls it) “speaks for no religion”?  In case you don\’t know, “ISIS” stands for “Islamic State In Syria”, and “ISIL” stands for...

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