Subtitle: Ham Sandwiches in Texas
In the video below, Governor Rick Perry speaks out in his defense – or should I say Offense?
Below: Travis County Texas DA, Rosemary Lehmberg, being arrested for DUI
Below: And now her booking (and restraining) into jail.
Dem. Missouri Governor demands vigorous prosecution of Darren Wilson even before grand jury convenes.
From RSS News: Megyn Kelly and Chris Stirewalt tonight discussed Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s call for “vigorous prosecution” in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
“He echoed the call of the protesters. The call of the protesters is ‘arrest him,’ and he said ‘vigorously prosecute,’” Stirewalt said.
“That is not the way our justice system works, and he knows damn well that’s the case. He knows it!” Kelly said. “He has a responsibility as the chief executive of that state to not stoke the fire, Chris. Is he that worried about his own political hide that he’s going to endanger this officer’s life further?”
Kelly called Nixon’s remarks “an irresponsible and outrageous statement to make.” She said he must walk back his remarks and apologize.
David Horowitz –
From Erick Erickson’s RedState.com:
Note from Erick: Please welcome to our front page the always awesome David Horowitz.
Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.
Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible. Continue reading at: redstate.com.
I lost three followers within five minutes of tweeting this. I must be doing something right.
I know there are many disturbing events taking place right now that are dominating the news cycle: Our total failures in Iraq and the rise of ISIL, the ridiculous border crisis and amnesty, our absentee Golfer in Chief to name just a few, but there are so many things going on that don’t get covered. As the grandfather of a teenager with special needs, this article really struck home:
From fixthisnation.com: It’s impossible to say when the pro-environment movement crossed from the responsible into the ridiculous, but it can be said for certain that they have been there for some time. The latest example of the government overstepping their bounds has a public school in Jurupa Valley, California telling students with special needs to dig through the garbage to find recyclables.
Carmen Wells, the parent of one of the students, raised the biggest furor when her son came home ashamed after the first day of school at Patriot Valley High..
“It bothered my son, but he wants to be part of everyone, part of the team, so he’s going to do it,” Wells said. “I felt victimized for my child and his classmates.”
District officials confirm students with special needs were instructed to sift through trash cans for recyclables and that they’ve been having students with special needs do this for years. They said the money raised from the recycled items funds a larger training plan that teaches students with special needs about managing money, among other life skills.
The school district suspended the program once the outrage started pouring in, telling the media that they would consider getting some different bins for the recycling. What a concept. It’s also a pretty sad statement if the school thinks the “life skills” these students need involve sifting through garbage to find plastic bottles.
Forcing special needs children to dig through the trash for recyclable materials may be a new low as far as government programs go, but it is not the first time recycling has hurt people, hurt businesses, and even hurt the environment.
- A late 90s scientific study showed that hundreds of Taiwanese buildings had been built from contaminated recycled steel, contaminating thousands of people with high levels of gamma radiation.
- It came to light in 2007 that a Seattle recycling factory was among the biggest sources of airborne pollution in the entire Northwest.
- Finally, it’s a little known fact that most kinds of common plastic cannot even be recycled. It all gets thrown into the bins (well, in those areas that bother to separate them beforehand), and then the non-recyclables get thrown into the landfill anyway. Environmentalists, therefore, call on people to sort through their recyclables again to make sure you’re only throwing the right kind of plastic into the blue bins.
In the face of all this, it would seem that the average person could be trusted to at least decide for themselves whether or not they want to recycle. There are arguments against the practice of non-aluminum recycling that cite higher costs and little environmental benefit, particularly when it comes to residential curbside recycling. For the most part, the federal government has kept its hands clean of legislation, but there are a few cities such as Seattle that levy fines against homeowners who don’t recycle.
In the end, it’s an easy thing to do, but many still wonder if it’s really worth it. Certainly, Marcus Wells and his mother think that recycling, like government, should have its limits.
11:20 AM, Aug 13, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH
With the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Congress passed the most significant reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in decades. And, right on cue, here come the grumblings from the second-guessers.
As the bill was on its way to the president’s desk for signing, the critics stepped up to denounce the $16.3 billion congressional compromise.
For example, guests on a Fox News panel savaged the bill, claiming (implausibly) that it was “designed more for unions than veterans.” Meanwhile, an August 4 Wall Street Journal editorial suggests the additional funding for patient choice means that the “VA is being rewarded for failure.”
The argument is that the new legislation will do nothing more than prop up a failing bureaucracy. This represents a serious misreading of the bill’s key provisions. Read more at: weeklystandard.com.
Pete Hegseth is the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America and a Fox News contributor. Pete is an infantry officer in the Army National Guard, and has served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.
“I’ve been around awhile and I’ve seen a lot of presidents come and go, I don’t think we’ve ever had a more pathetic commander in chief in our life. Does he not know what his policies are? What are his policies? What IS his foreign policy? Can his people even tell us what his foreign policy is, can he? Can his Secretary of Defense, or Secretary of State? Our enemies are on the move, they’re on the move because of HIM. Not because of the prior president, not because of other presidents, not because of James Buchannan or John Tyler or anybody else – because of HIM. He’s hollowing out our military. At the same time he’s telling the world what we’re NOT goin’ to do, he’s playing golf, he’s on Martha’s Vineyard, he’s busy attacking Republicans. The guy is, he’s not focused, he’s disconnected from reality. We have a real problem in this country.” – Mark Levin
It was an applause line during almost every campaign address made by President Obama in 2012: “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.”
Now, he’s backing off.
President Obama ordered a full troop withdrawal from Iraq, which was completed in December 2011. But the country did not stabilize, as was predicted by Obama and key members of his administration. Instead, it has descended into greater chaos with the violent al Qaeda offshoot ISIL threatening to take over the country. Read more.