Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
|Earl Done This|
Below is a transcript of his remarks at the "Societe De Douchebag Internationale" convention yesterday, and I promise you, sh*t getting real.....
"The illegitimate 'Middle Finger News' editorial regime and its vicious hack collaborators, for too long, have defied the wrath of the International Community. These despicable hooligans truly are “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry Military-Industrial Complex,” and its about time they started to show accountably for their venomous use of free speech and abuse of the people's Internet.
Their crimes against breadsticks are simply intolerable. It is over 72 hours since either a news post or even a meager, petty, individual comment on MFNS has mentioned the Olive Garden fiasco. How much longer does Our Common Humanity have to wait?"
"I know not with what weapons President Assad has fought with, because we haven't had a chance to think about this one yet. But what I do know is that our war of eternally compassionate and brutally sympathetic attrition with the bitter, hard-boiled Middle Finger News dogmatists and ideological fanatics will be fought with… um, Syrian cooking pots.”
"You know who said that? Yes, that’s right.
No, not Assad, he’s kind of our second-best frenemy right now. I mean, it's getting to the point where he needs us more than we need him. Unacceptable. But kinda acceptable too. Or is it?
No, not that Indian guy. No, not Einstein either. Someone a bit closer to home. A great man of peace. I Thought it was pretty obvious who is the Great Emancipator and Man of Eternal Pacific Justice in our time.
Anyway… I've told you what's what, and who our enemies are for the time being…Until we decide (or at least do not decide) otherwise, in light of the purely value free and objective given constraints and opportunities.
You know, I really hate these guys. Just ‘cos. Well, that's enough, right? Well, maybe.
Still, the other side of this dilemma, which is equally important, and of equal strategic importance to us all, is that Middle Finger News Service is an eternally radiant beacon of Voltairean irony and satire, carrying the eternal flame of Paine and Jefferson across all the boundless, blooming spaces of the information superhighway…...the sole and sufficient hope in which all meager, starved, and sore thirst seekers of satire may put their trust; and ever abide in the tender bowels of humor, the greatest gift among gods and people.
No, shut up!
No, don’t worry, that was technically a malapropism, not a flip-flop as such. Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it. Nope! Sorry! You're not having that one. No woolly compromises.
This time. No, no, no! This time, it's gotta be one or the other."
Well? Work it out for yourself
MFNS - On this weekends Sunday TV political gabfest, Susan Rice will once again take to the airwaves to defend the Obama administrations decision to release the Gitmo 5 and prove the success of the swap of army deserter Bowe Bergdahl for the five terrorist held at Guantanamo Bay. Fear arose by some that the notorious terrorist would rejoin jihad and continue to make trouble.
But Rice is set show the 5 men, with a generous grant from the US State Department (a forerunner of their Jobs For Jihadist program idea) are a shining example of the success of the Obama State Dept and their compassionate foreign policy toward Muslims.
Rice says the 5 have given up their jihadists ways and adopted full tilt American style entrepreneur capitalism.
MFNS has acquired an advance copy of her talking points and a sponsorship graphic taken from one of the Middle East television's most popular shows, 'Late Night with Mahmoud'.
The White House has express hope the 5 would come one day to this country at conduct seminars on successful entrepreneurship in depressed areas, like Detroit and D.C.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
She Stick Big Nose In Little People Business...
UPI- The first lady's visit to Cambodia was part of the the White House's "Let Girls Learn" initiative but her cause rang hollow to Cambodia's outspoken prime minister. Michelle Obama's tour of Asia to promote girls' education was marked by blunt criticism from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who said the first lady was "playing around" and using hopeful rhetoric about making improvements but not guaranteeing aid.
The Phnom Penh Post reported that Hun Sen told U.S. embassy personnel Wednesday that Obama's Saturday visit with 10 schoolgirls in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, part of the White House's "Let Girls Learn" initiative, was good but not enough. He said the U.S. government should promise scholarships – if it sincerely seeks improvements to education reform in Cambodia.
"Her mission is very good, but I suggest the United States should help completely and not play like this," the Cambodian prime minister said. Obama's visit has led to a request from his education minister on Tuesday for state university scholarships for the 10 students who met with Obama on Saturday.
"What if she chose 300 students? It would be death. I don't have that money to give....."
|Moochelle visits the amazing temple at Angkor Wat. FLOTUS is on the far left.|
|Asking directions to rest rooms and snack bar, monks broke their vow of silence with their screaming.|
A Retrospective Defense of U.S. Army Deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
by Robert Janicki
On Wednesday, the United States Army charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with 'desertion of duty and misbehaving before the enemy', while on duty and serving in Afghanistan in 2009. Most people understand the concept of desertion, which implies voluntarily leaving an assigned military area without permission or privilege. Since the trade of the five Taliban military commanders in 2014 for Sgt. Bergdahl, a rising chorus has arisen to indicate that Bergdahl voluntarily left his assigned post in Afghanistan because of his disgust and disdain for America, not a charge to be lightly made, which thus characterized Bergdahl as being at the very least a deserter.
Watch the video of Susan Rice as National Security Adviser to President Obama going on the Sunday TV News talk show circuit when the Obama administration traded five Taliban terrorists for the return of Sgt. Bergdahl back in 2014. Pay special attention to Rice's comments describing Sgt. Bergdahl as having "served with honor and distinction" while in the Afghanistan theater of operations. At the time this deal was made, there were comments already being made by those who served with Sgt. Bergdahl accusing him of being no less than a deserter and a traitor.
Now flash forward to the Army announcement on Wednesday charging Sgt. Bergdahl with at least two crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Watch the video of the Army news release.
It is now becoming obvious that the trade to return Sgt. Bergdahl was principally made on a political basis. It appears to knowledgable observers that President Obama used the trade opportunity to reduce the Guantanamo Detention Center population by five inmates in a continuing move to reduce the population to the point of being able to close Guantanamo Detention Center through shear attrition of inmates.
Secondly, the Obama administration made the specific decision to use the release of Sgt. Bergdahl as a photo opportunity with Bergdahl's parents in the Rose Garden of the White House. It would appear that the Obama administration believed that they could get a 'two fer' with this photo op. The Obama administration wanted to be cast in the role of patriotic savior of Sgt. Bergdahl using the tag line of "no soldier left behind", while being able to point to their political supporters that the administration was working to close the Guantanamo Detention Center, which Obama promised to do in the first month of his administration in 2009.
The Obama administration had to know at the time of the prisoner trade that the circumstances of Sgt. Bergdahl's leaving his post was most probably desertion, since so many soldiers who had served with Sgt. Bergdahl, had already spoken up about the facts of Sgt. Bergdahl leaving his post, which clearly implicated him as a deserter and by extension, a traitor.
What is amazing is the arrogance and hubris of the Obama administration in believing that they could actually get away with using Sgt. Bergdahl as a political pawn and the photo op with Bergdahl's parents as an opportunity to enhance the president's political popularity rating in the polls.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
History is Full of Pernicious Kings Stabbing Their Allies in the Back,
America Now Has One of Her OwnIsraeli National News
In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.
But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.
The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu's March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran's nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.
Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel's sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.
The revelation marks a first in which the US published in a document a description of how Israel attained hydrogen bombs. The report also notes research laboratories in Israel "are equivalent to our Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories," the key labs in developing America's nuclear arsenal.
Israel's nuclear infrastructure is "an almost exact parallel of the capability currently existing at our National Laboratories," it adds.
Aside from nuclear capabilities, the report revealed Israel at the time had "a totally integrated effort in systems development throughout the nation," with electronic combat all in one "integrated system, not separated systems for the Army, Navy and Air Force." It even acknowledged that in some cases, Israeli military technology "is more advanced than in the U.S."
Declassifying the report comes at a sensitive timing as noted above, and given that the process to have it published was started three years ago, that timing is seen as having been the choice of the American government.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
"We are led by men and women educated to believe in the irresistible authority of their own words. When they encounter others who use words solely to deflect and defraud, or, worse, when their opposite numbers ignore words completely and revel in ferocious violence, our best and brightest go into an intellectual stall and keep repeating the same empty phrases (in increasingly tortured tones):
“Violence never solves anything.” “There’s no military solution.” “War is never the answer.” “Only a negotiated solution can resolve this crisis.” “It isn’t about religion.”
Or the latest and lamest: “We need to have strategic patience,” and “Terrorists need jobs.”
Every one of those statements is, demonstrably, nonsense most — or all — of the time. But the end result of very expensive educations is a Manchurian Candidate effect that kicks in whenever the core convictions of the old regime are questioned. So we find ourselves with leaders who would rather defend platitudes than defend their country.
Once-great universities have turned into political indoctrination centers worthy of the high Stalinist Era or the age of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Their aims may be more benign, but their unwillingness to consider alternative worldviews is every bit as rigid. Students in the social sciences at Harvard or Yale today are cadets being groomed to serve a soft-Socialist form of government conceived not in the streets, but in the very same classrooms. It’s a self-licking ice-cream cone. And graduates leave campus brilliantly prepared for everything except reality." - Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters, US Army Retired(source)
|Statue of James Burton on Elvis Presley Ave. - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium|
Burton's first venture into a recording studio in 1957 produced the timeless rock classic "Suzie Q." written by Burton and another local music legend, Dale Hawkins.
As a young man of 19, Burton can be seen playing behind teen idol Ricky Nelson in what is the forerunner of modern music videos at the end of some of the old classic Ossie and Harriett TV shows from the 1950's &60's
Burton's sound and talent made him a much sought after studio musician who's licks can be heard on a some of the great music of the 50s, 60's and 70's. As Burton's reputation as a guitarist spread, his work took him into the studio with the likes of Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and The Everley Brothers. Later Burton was to record and tour with Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Judy Collins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joni Mitchell and Buffalo Springfield, to name a few. In 1967 Burton turned down an offer to join Bob Dylan's first Electric Touring Band.
But the legendary accomplishments of James Burton reaches much further into rock history then just the life described above.
In the early years of electric amplification, guitars used thick, tautly strung "Jazz Strings" that gave a mellow yet strong sound. But in a musicians never ending search for a unique sound, Burton hit on the one thing that changed the sound of the guitar and lay the road for the guitar gods of modern Rock and Roll. Burton replaced the bottom three string of his fender guitar with much thinner and more flexible Banjo strings, allowing string bending and vibrato much like a violin. The result was the guitar sound of the early Rock and Roll as we know it today, and led to the later guitar techniques of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix and beyond.
Then in 1968, that young man from Tupelo James met 22 years earlier called and ask him to join in his comeback. Burton agreed and remained his good friend, confidant and only guitar player till their death in 1977.
At Burton's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards give Burton the highest compliment he could give a fellow guitar player by ending his introduction by saying, "I never brought a Ricky Nelson Record, I bought a James Burton record."
In 2007 Burton was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, and in 2009 inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Burton is also named one of "Five Living Legends of Shreveport."
And to solidify the Legend, Burton is listed #19 on Rolling Stone Magazines' 100 Greatest Guitarist of all Time.
James Burton never forgot where he came from, and in 1990 returned to his hometown of Shreveport permanently. He bought the old mansion of filmmaker Charles B. Perice on the shore of Cross Lake and to this day remains active with the James Burton Foundation and the James Burton International Guitar Festival which each year brings famed musicians from all over the world to our little corner.
Not many people I know can say their neighbor is a legend. I'm proud to say James and Louise Burton are friends and neighbors. James Burton is a soft spoken man and every bit the gentleman, full of gratefulness for the talent he was given and the life he has been so fortunate to lead. In August he will reach his 75 year.
At a recent Burton New Years Eve Party he led a group down into the massive garage of the Burton home to show a newly purchased boat. On one side of the garage sits a immaculately polished burgundy 1976 Cadillac Coup, looking as if it just rolled off the showroom floor. It has 26 miles on it.
When ask why he never takes it out and drives it, he turned slowly in the direction of the car and paused, then said in a soft melancholy voice "Elvis gave me that car".
Monday, March 23, 2015
Obama Meddled More Than We Knew In Israeli Election
Israel National News
John McLaughlin, the Republican strategist hired by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his successful reelection campaign, warned Sunday that US President Barack Obama went further than has been reported in meddling with Israel's democracy.
McLaughlin spoke on the New York AM 970 channel's "The Cats Roundtable" radio show, which was cited by The Hill, in an interview roughly a week after the Senate launched a probe investigating Obama's involvement in potentially funding the leftist V15 campaign meant to oust Netanyahu.
"What was not well reported in the American media is that President Obama and his allies were playing in the election to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu," McLaughlin explained.
He elaborated, noting "there was money moving that included taxpayer US dollars, through non-profit organizations. And there were various liberal groups in the United States that were raising millions to fund a campaign called V15 against Prime Minister Netanyahu."
The V15 campaign, whose name is shorthand for "Victory 2015," was said to be a subsidiary of the OneVoice Movement, which reportedly received $350,000 in State Department grants from Obama. Officials have claimed the money stopped last November before Knesset elections.
Further, V15 was led by former Obama staffers, with McLaughlin noting that former Obama political operative Jeremy Bird guided the effort against Netanyahu.
After Netanyahu handily defeated Labor by a margin of 30 to 24, V15 co-founder Nimrod Dweck claimed in an interview on MSNBC that "not a single cent" of US taxpayer money had gone to their campaign, despite the obviously well-funded slick media blitz the group had been engaged in.." --- KEEP READINGOn Tip From Grunt of Monte Cristo
Long before Michelle Obama became First Lady, her mother had misgivings about her marrying a young man named Barack Obama, because his mother was white.
In a new book due out next month about Michelle Obama, biographer Peter Slevin digs up an old TV interview with Michelle's mother that aired during Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign. In it , Marion Robinson confessed to being “a little bit” wary about her future son-in-law being the product of a white mom and black dad.
“That didn’t concern me as much as had he been completely white,” Robinson said in the appearance on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” which was scarcely noticed at the time.
I wonder how she feels now, considering that half white guy her daughter married got her a great gig, one she said was going to be only temporary, kicked back collecting a pension living in her own apartment with antique four-poster bed and sitting area on the third floor of the White House, living large at the taxpayer expense. And seven years in, she's still there.....
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Common Core does not currently contain history standards, just history texts. Federal involvement could allow history curriculum to focus less on “American Exceptionalism” and more about todays in vogue teaching of “grievances” and “victimhood” caused by the United States. What happens when the federal government decides they get to make curriculum decisions. What happens when many of the elites, that have already effected higher education, begin teaching American history? Are we to allow these elites, often times unelected behind close doors with no transparency, to dictate to us how our children are going to learn about American History, Civics and other important topics that provide citizenry with critical thinking?
"A press release from Gov Bobby Jindal’s office states the plan involves legislation that will allow for a new process involving a committee of parents, teachers, and school leaders to adopt education standards. Until such legislation is passed, Jindal wants public schools to use grade-level expectations from 2004-2005 and the older LEAP and iLEAP assessments to measure student achievement.
Additionally, Jindal said he will support legislation that restricts the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) from entering into contracts, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), and Cooperative Endeavor Agreements (CEAs) with third parties and the federal government."
“This legislation will help us get Common Core out of Louisiana once and for all. We will not accept this one-sized-fits-all approach to our children’s education. The package of legislation will make clear that the federal government or third parties do not have control over Louisiana’s schools, and help ensure that Louisiana parents and teachers create Louisiana standards and curriculum.
Under the new adoption process, every elected official involved in education (including the Legislature, school board members and BESE members) will vote on the draft standards and give parents the opportunity to weigh in and express their concerns. Ultimately, the standards will be approved by majority vote of both houses of the Legislature.
"Jindal’s office also stated that “no state or public funds may be spent on any contract, MOU, CEA, or waiver agreement entered into by a public education body in Louisiana that constitutes a shift in policy in response to the federal regulation or financial incentives from the federal government, unless expressly provided for in law.”