Hillary Ducking More Than Shoes

A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech.

The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident.

Be interesting to see if the media covers this as a critique of Hillary like they did when Bush ducked a couple of loafers.

Also wonder how much traction this story will get:

Hillary Clinton was the planned keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Healthcare Leadership Academy in San Diego on April 11 – but she’s cancelled her visit in the midst of planned protests from San Diego locals and military families.

Protestors organized by “The Difference Matters” do not want the former U.S. Secretary of State to come because of Clinton’s role in the Benghazi scandal.

Probably very little; didn’t see a mention on some of the left leaning sites like CNN, MSNBC, etc.

 

 

Another Reason Not To Live In Dallas

Regardless, that’s what Dallas police Chief David Brown advocated to City Council members wednesday in an effort to give his officer access to the private financial records of criminal suspects.

“This information can be used to take down these organizations — multiple drug houses, open air drug sales,” the chief said. “We can access this information.”

Brown asked the Council to let officers access private banking and financial information that’s protected under the federal Bank Secrecy Act. Brown said this information — already being collected by the feds, but tightly controlled — would help him take down local drug dealers.

Yep, Let’s not worry about the people’s rights when trying to enforce impractical drug laws.

Makes me wonder if there is an ulterior motive behind this action.

The vote lets the City enter into an agreement with the Department of the Treasury to access financial records at no cost to the city.

Brown said the arrangement will let Dallas keep drug money it seizes instead of sharing it with federal agencies.

That couldn’t possible be an ulterior motive, could it?

News That Makes Me Smile

Yeah, I know I’m way late in posting this but I have a really good reason

House District 94

State Sen. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, trailed in election results all of Tuesday night — and final results showed she lost her re-election bid, claiming only 44 percent of the vote.

The tally for her challenger, Tony Tinderholt, a former military man making his first bid for public office, steadily climbed Tuesday night and ultimatley reached 55 percent of the vote.

Tinderholt said he was running for this office because he was worried about “the future of the nation and the future of Texas.”

Patrick, a former schoolteacher and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, said she was seeking a fifth term in office because she wanted to help address key issues such as water, transportation and education.

It made me smile every time I read it. Once I post it, I might not look at it again. Oh well, I’ll just have to get used to calling Rep. Tinderholt come November.

Another Reason Not To Vote for Wendy Davis

I might cover the embellishment of her ‘life story’ later but for now, this should give another reason to vote for someone else.

She also said Friday that she believes universal background checks are “a good idea.”

Sorry Ms. Davis but I shouldn’t have to get a background check when I inherit firearms from my father or buy a gun from a friend.

Surprised it is that high

Trust in elected leaders has fallen sharply, a global survey revealed Monday, citing the protracted budget battle in Washington that nearly saw the U.S. default on its debts and Europe’s stuttering response to its debt crisis as key reasons for the drop.

The U.S. saw a dramatic 16 percentage point fall in the level of political trust to 37 percent, which Edelman attributed to a number of factors, including the debt ceiling standoff in Congress, the revelations of widespread snooping by the National Security Agency and the calamitous start of President Barack Obama’s health reform website.

 

Of course the U.S. Government (and yes folks, I include Congress and the Courts) have the media on their side actively hiding, minimizing or distorting issues that would make the government look worse.

The media has done a remarkable job keeping the truth about scandals like Benghazi, Fast & Furious, the massive increase in our debt, bankrupt “Green Energy” companies, the failure of repeated ‘economic stimulus (and yes, Bush’s administration needs to be included in that also), and on an on.

The Supreme Court didn’t do any favors when it ruled a tax isn’t a tax except when it needs to be a tax but it really isn’t a tax; just to push through the Affordable Care Act. A bill which helped bring down trust in Congress after everyone realized no one know what was in the 1,250 page monstrosity.

The list of abuses, just at the federal level alone, is staggering. The NSA spying  is making people who seldom watch the news take notice.

None of this is new to most bloggers or readers; but the fact the average person in the street is starting to catch on to the government’s obvious failures and over-reach is both encouraging and frightening. Sooner or later something is going to have to give. And I don’t see an entrenched bureaucracy giving up power easily.

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Stimulus – Response

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  Viktor E. Frankl

 

That is one of my all time favorite quotes. The ideas encapsulated in those few words are deeply profound. It is the middle sentence that really came to mind — In that space is our power to choose our response – when I read about the ‘Lane closure scandal

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Bridget Anne Kelly, one of three deputy chiefs of staff for Christie, wrote on Aug. 13. The recipient of the e-mail was David Wildstein, a longtime political operative who went to high school with the governor and was hired to be the governor’s eyes and ears at the Port Authority. Wildstein, who ordered the closures three weeks after the message and resigned last month amid the escalating scandal, wrote back: “Got it.”

Do you think that his response indicates shock/disbelief at the blatant misuse of power?
Do you think that his response indicates that he would have trouble creating such problems because few in the government would act illegally?

How many people did it take in order to create that traffic jam ? More importantly, how few people objected to doing it — all the way from the highest levels down to the folks putting out the traffic cones?

Anti-rights cultists want to pretend that the abuses of government (and yes, the British governors, parliament and King was THE government at the time) which lead to the country’s founding are gone and forgotten. Chris Christie’s administration (if not the governor himself) shows that people really haven’t changed all that much.

I’m not just picking on New Jersey; every state has a long list of petty tyrants and power hungry bureaucrats. Name a single city, county or state without a abuse of power scandal– I don’t think it can be done.

“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.”  Thomas Paine

“The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.”
Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States

“There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. “
Noah Webster

Times may changes, methods of communication may change but as history has taught us; people really haven’t changed that much. The founding fathers who wrote the Constitution and included the Bill of Rights knew how little the nature of people has and will evolve We still have those people who in that space between stimulus and response choose tyranny and unethical behavior. Until we no longer have such people, we will need every tool we can possess to fight to keep our liberty.

 

To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
Richard Henry Lee

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Edited to Add — Stole this from MaddMedic

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Corruption doesn’t stop at the state level folks.

 

Anyone Surprised About Syria?

A December 31 deadline to remove part of the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons arsenal from the country for destruction has been missed, with ships due to receive the materials returning to Cyprus.

Gee, it’s almost as if that grand bargain was just a scheme to buy time.

Of course, the question remains was it the Obama Administration buying time or the Syrians?