Podcast – ISIS Recruiter Captured After Obama Released Him – Mike Rowe Gives Voting Advice – AK-47 Store Opens at Moscow Airport

A veteran terrorist was reportedly captured attempting to flee Libya for Tunisia. So what. Lots of terrorist are captured. What makes this guy so special? Well, he is one of a growing number of jihadists or terror leaders who have been released by Obama over the years and I’m sure there will be many more.

Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” fame was asked by a fan to implore his fans to get out and vote in the upcoming election. Mike had some great and rather unexpected advice for the fan – something you never hear from other TV or movie stars.

You too can purchase an AK-47 – from a store in the Moscow airport. Yes – that is correct. The new Kalashnikov store at the airport is now selling replica rifles (that look very real), hats, umbrellas and even ‘T’-shirts emblazoned with “I Love AK” on it. What a great idea. What could possibly go wrong? read more

Obama – the Great Divider

from my Joke Man Fred:

After the terrorist slaughter of policemen in Dallas, it’s fair to say that Barack Obama might well be the worst president in U.S. history. Here’s why.

The keynote of America’s domestic politics for the last 60 or 70 years—from sometime between the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v Board of Education school desegregation decision and the 1964 Civil Rights Act—has been the nation’s effort to undo the heinous wrongs that slavery and Jim Crow perpetrated on black Americans ever since the first slave was brought here in the 1640s. I am old enough to have had friends who were Freedom Riders, white college kids who went to Mississippi to register black citizens to vote. One I’ll never forget returned with tales of old people, whom legal chicanery had blocked from voting all their lives, marveling in almost Biblical language that such a miracle could be occurring in their own lifetimes, in their own towns. I remember how Sherriff Bull Connor turned the fire hoses and German Shepherds on those civil rights protesters, black and white, in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963, and how that same year governor George Wallace stood at the door of the University of Alabama to prevent the enrollment of two black students, proclaiming himself Jefferson Davis’s spiritual heir and vowing “segregation forever!” But what I most remember is skinny Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach walking heroically down that hostile Alabama street—alone, but followed by federal marshals—to force Wallace to stand aside and let the two students enter. It was as heart stopping as Gary Cooper walking toward the showdown on Main Street in High Noon.

I also remember how civil rights zeal turned into zealotry. We made the integration of our schools, and then the closing of the black-white achievement gap, our principal educational goal for half a century, with the unintended consequence that we neglected actual education and turned urban schools into machines for perpetuating black failure. Judge-ordained busing in Boston, completely contrary to the terms of the Civil Rights Act, made the schools more segregated than ever. A judge-ordained Kansas City school-funding-equalization order, forcing local taxpayers to shell out $2 billion  over  a decade, including building a bizarrely unnecessary Olympic swimming pool, produced no educational gains whatsoever and proved to anyone with eyes to see that money was not the key to racial equality in education.

Then, the colleges turned to affirmative action in admissions, the ed schools taught their students not how to teach or what facts they needed to transmit but only “social-justice” ideology, and deans of diversity began to outnumber actual teachers on college campuses. The professors themselves brought the stupendous achievements of Western culture under the suspicion of creating nothing but racial inequality (and later an unimaginably broad smorgasbord of inequity). They replaced Plato with Ta-Nehisi Coates. read more

Oppressive Wisconsin Requires ID

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Yes, the U.S. Supreme Court just simply refused to hear the case of “Everyone in the State of Wisconsin v racist Scott Walker and his republican legislative shills.” At least I think that was the official filing name of the case brought for consideration.

The Guardian  writes that “Civil liberties campaigners filed an emergency motion on Monday to stop Wisconsin’s ‘disenfranchising’ new voterphoto ID identification requirements from going into effect, setting up an instant showdown after the US Supreme Court turned away an appeal to throw out Wisconsin’s controversial law that forces people already registered to vote to show photo ID.”

They continue: “If emergency filing by the American Civil Liberties Union fails and Wisconsin fully activates its voter ID laws, the High Court non-decision could affect an estimated 300,000 voters in that state – with sweeping voting rights implications nationwide.”

Wow – the left is indeed in a panic over this latest slap down. They should be in a panic, for this will make it that much more difficult for Democrats to lie and cheat their way into office. And don’t you just love the lefts use of phony statistics like “could affect an estimated 300,000 voters.” Not that it will affect anyone who cares to make the slightest effort to obtain a photo ID – just that it will make it more difficult for illegals, multiple voters and the deceased who wish to cast a ballot from the great beyond. That and I think I read that the manufacturing of photo IDs causing global warming. read more

Making it Even Easier to Vote

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s gotten so easy to vote nowadays. There is early (and often) voting, absentee voting, vote by mail, and I’m sure in the not too distant future there will be internet voting, right from ones Smartphone.

Voting used to be a privilege – a process where a citizen would actually want to make an effort to register when they were of age. It was considered ourvote civic duty and Americans took pride in the process, knowing that many countries don’t even afford their citizens the privilege to vote for anything or anyone. Citizens might listen to the candidates speak, read up on them or maybe check their past voting records and where the candidates might stand on the issues they thought were important.

Yet today it’s made out to be some great inconvenience – to go all the way to a city or town hall to register in person. Then you have to go to the polling place and cast a ballot for the candidate of your choice, It’s as if, by making the effort they expect us to be informed enough to know where the candidates stand. Oh the horror!

But that all seems so hard. Why can’t someone just make it easy, so we never have to make the slightest effort to register or vote? Why can’t we just Tweet our vote, or register on Facebook with our friends? Why can’t someone just develop a voting app?

Well, I’m sure some democrat is working on all those possibilities – but in the mean time, one civic-minded Governor has made life in one state a lot easier. read more