Free Markets, Free People


Link-o-rama

Sometimes there are a lot of stories out there on a day but few that really spark a need for a lengthy discussion.  Today, at least to this point, is one of those.  Yes, all attention is focused on SCOTUS and the ObamaCare law, but that will be later in the day.

But there are some things I’d like to just hit with a short comment or two.

Such as the fact that Newt Gingrich simply doesn’t know when it’s over.  Hey Newt, it’s over and charging $50 bucks for a campaign photo isn’t going to endear you to those whose support you’re seeking.  And by the way, when the press pulls all their people from your campaign, it’s a sign that even most addle-brained politicians can usually figure out.

Anyone else as appalled at the “love fest” Dick Cheney sparked by having the audacity to accept a heart transplant.  And how about this “bioethicist” who weighed in saying Cheney was “too old” to qualify and shouldn’t have gotten one.  But remember, in the future, there will be no “death panels”.  Newsweek again proves why it’s not worth reading anymore.

Do you remember all the lefties hyperventilating over the rise of militias a while back?  And the Southern Poverty Law Center claiming the they were the internal threat of the future.  That was all driven by a group called the Hutaree militia group out of Michigan.  They were arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to commit sedition and conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction among other things.  Yesterday:

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts granted defense requests for acquittal on all charges against five of the defendants and the most serious charges against two others: alleged ringleader David Stone Sr. and his son Joshua Stone.

Acting after prosecutors rested their case, Roberts ruled the government didn’t have enough evidence to back its claims.

Given this DoJ, is anyone surprised?

Under the category, “there is no cure for stupid”, we have some wannabe assassins, to include a former army officer and an active duty soldier, who’ve been plotting to do “wet work” with undercover DEA agents (thinking they were drug cartel members) for a year.  You’ve got to read the story to believe it.  My guess is there are way too many ninja movies in these bozo’s past.

Spike Lee is a dumb ass.

The real reason to push the global warming scare.

Astroturfing Allen West.  Hey, why not?  The professional protesters on the left are always looking for a new gig, especially now that OWS is winding down.

VIPER teams?  Did you know that TSA is now out on the highways and byways?

Zimmerman/Martin case – it has nothing to do with the FL “stand your ground” law.  In fact, it is “legally irrelevant”.

EPA slap down.  Nothing like missing a deadline to act by 3 years.  The court was not impressed.

Have we hit rock bottom on this little charade yet?

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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27 Responses to Link-o-rama

  • I like Neal Boortz for his hard-headed, different perspective-thinking approach. This is worth reading on the Trayvon debacle.————————————————————————–
    http://townhall.com/columnists/nealboortz/2012/03/28/treyvon_martin__putting_the_drama_aside

  • “Newsweek again proves why it’s not worth reading anymore.” … we still laugh in our house at the Newsweek ad that came in the mail addressed to my dead mother … it was titled “WELCOME BACK”

  • The EPA needs to half it’s budget halved.

    • no, the EPA needs to be eliminated, the people who work there prosecuted and sent into labor camps, and the building destroyed and salt sown into the lot.@Neo_

  • TSA Viper Teams – “Your papers please – ah, you are going to vote? Ah, those documents will not be necessary, move along please. You, yes YOU grandma from Iowa, up against the wall! NOW! MOVE!”.

    • @looker They should be Window VIPER teams. At least useful, and operating on the level of their mental capacity.

      • @Ragspierre “I am the vindow viper, I have come to vipe your vindows”. At least BSA has adult supervision.

        • @looker Yes, yes… Homemade pyrotechnics, s’moors, corny old jokes…good times…good times…

        • @Ragspierre That’s our problem, we were inculcated with the rituals and attitudes of an elite right wing paramilitary organization when we were young.

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012 — 10:30 AM
    For Immediate Release: Forward far and wide.
    Rank and File Initiative
    rankandfileinitiative@gmail.com
    Twitter: #farestrike

    This morning before rush hour, teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street, in conjunction with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union, opened up more than 20 stations across the city for free entry. As of 10:30 AM, the majority remain open. No property was damaged. Teams have chained open service gates and taped up turnstiles in a coordinated response to escalating service cuts, fare hikes, racist policing, assaults on transit workers’ working conditions and livelihoods — and the profiteering of the super-rich by way of a system they’ve rigged in their favor.

    For the last several years, riders of public transit have been under attack. The cost of our Metrocards has been increasing, while train and bus service has been steadily reduced. Budget cuts have precipitated station closings and staff/safety reductions. Police routinely single out young black and Latino men for searches at the turnstile. Layoffs and attrition means cutting staff levels to the bare minimum, reducing services for seniors and disabled riders. At the same time, MTA workers have been laid off and have had their benefits drastically reduced. Contract negotiations are completely stalled.
    ————————————————–

    Yeah, idiots…!!!

    Keep it up. Let America see what you’re REALLY like, what you REALLY are about…!!!

    • @Ragspierre “The cost of our Metrocards has been increasing, while train and bus service has been steadily reduced. Budget cuts have precipitated station closings and staff/safety reductions. ”
      Because, you just KNOW that Mass Transit, is yet another RIGHT.

      • @looker The same scum who would have us do away with cars and forced to rely on mass transit – putting the entire city at the mercy of the transit union

        • @The Shark Oh, and make sure you can get past the TSA screeners…meaning, you are disarmed.

    • @Ragspierre Sounds like a whole new group of jobs in NYC Transit are about to become open…

      • @The Shark ONLY if it were run by people responsible for rational management.

        • @Ragspierre So, no firings or fines then…Good, that’ll….not teach em……

    • @Ragspierre And don’t you know, that making the system run ‘for free’ to all comers will help with that budgety thingamabob. And I guess the on-duty workers are okay with whatever extra work load the free-for-all sponsored by their brethren generates. And don’t you just KNOW this is killing the %1 as they get into and out of their cabs and nice cars…….oh…….wait………

      • @looker “…assaults on transit workers’ working conditions and livelihoods — and the profiteering of the super-rich by way of a system they’ve rigged in their favor.” See the SUPER RICH run the Metro, and have rigged it. That level of insanity equals the one from Occupy about the nasty BIG NUKE plants driving up CO2 levels. Just GOTS to love public education…!!!!

        • @Ragspierre “That level of insanity equals the one from Occupy about the nasty BIG NUKE plants driving up CO2 levels” You know, from a strictly vicious utilitarian perspective, genes I inherited from my ancestor Ghengis the Fat are looking forward to mixing it up with these clowns because the victory will obviously be swift and final.

  • Oooooh! VIPER Teams. That is sooo sexy. I want to join one so bad, then I can sit around and play with my gun all day and wear a badge and carry handcuffs and stuff. My baton tingles just thinking about it. Move over
    Rambo, the VIPER Team is here. ————————Great video. They have been doing these snake-in-the-grass teams for 5 years and still no training. What a well run program. Reminds me of my days as a security guard. Lots of Rambo wannabees and law enforcement washouts.It amazed me how some of those guys could afford so much gear with such a low paying job, but I guess it helps when you live with your parents. Too bad Barney Fife is retired, he could show them how it’s done.

  • I used to read Scientific American until they doubled down on the stupid. Now they are just sad, pathetic chumps yelling their chicken little religion.

    • @kyle8 Same with Popular Silence. I was a religious reader, but they went Green Goo about three decades ago.