Saturday, April 30, 2016

Reading Poems in Germany Is Now Verboten

Hat tip Gates of Vienna

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(When poem mocks Recep Tayyip Erdogan)

Thomas and Heinrich Mann must be rolling in their graves. Here we have a leader from the Pirate Party reading someone else's satirical and highly critical poem about Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Guess what happens in Angela Merkel's Germany. He has his microphone taken away by cops and is arrested! Gates of Vienna has the video with English sub-titles.

Dead Poets Society

Melissa Click (Mizzou) Has New Reason for Her Firing

Hat tip Campus Reform

"I was fired because I am white"

She's baaaack.

Yes, Melissa Click, the fired ex-former-once upon a time University of Missouri  communications professor who was never taught about the First Amendment, is still trying to get her job back (or a monster payout). She has pretty much run out of reasons why she tried to have a student reporter physically (calling for "some muscle") removed from a public protest on the campus of the public university and cursed at a campus cop trying to move a mob back at another protest. Thus, she has come up with another reason why her firing was wrong.

You see, the only reason they are picking on her is because she is white. Talk about a Hail Mary!

Hey! We need some muscle over here. Somebody take this woman away once and for all.

Warren G and the 7th Inning Retch

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"....root root root for the Cubbies..."

The good news is that the Cubs won yesterday against the Braves at Wrigley Field.

Now for the bad news.

Yes, that was everyone's favorite rapper, Warren G (not Harding) "singing" Take me out to the ballgame during the 7th inning retch. Earlier, Warren G had opened up The Old Ballgame  by throwing out the first bitch.

There is a rumor going around that today's guest crooner will be none other than Steve Bartman.

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"Take me out of the ballgame"

Friday, April 29, 2016

Daily Mail Coverage of the Costa Mesa Trump Event

Hat tip Daily Mail

One group of protesters was filmed trying to flip over a police car and arrests have been made outside outside the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. A patrol car with a smashed window is pictured above
-Daily Mail

Last night, a riot broke out in Costa Mesa while Donald Trump was speaking. Realizing that the British paper Daily Mail is a tabloid, once again, they seem to provide more reporting on certain events and stories than we get in the US. The Trump rally and accompanying riot is an example. There are loads of pictures and many of them are disturbing. There was violence and some Trump supporters were attacked and bloodied.

As one who is married to a Mexican, it is saddening to me  that most of the miscreants were Hispanic. Granted, if I were of Mexican heritage, I would be offended by some of Trump's remarks on the illegal immigration issue. I would also protest. Nothing wrong in that. That is no excuse for what happened last night. I also found the display of so many Mexican flags insulting and offensive. This is not Mexico. This is the United States of America.  Of course, we don't know the actual nationality of those who acted out.

If these incidents continue, Trump is going to get a lot more support. We don't see these things happening at Hillary Clinton rallies. I object to a corrupt person like her becoming the next president, but I am not going to riot over it. I object to a total socialist like Bernie Sanders becoming president. I am not going to riot over it. I don't want Trump to win the Republican nomination either, but I am not going to riot over it.

Even more disturbing is a third person report from Miggie, one of my regular readers and a personal friend. Here is his comment.

"A good friend of mine told me that he was stuck in traffic near the event. As he was sitting there he wached the crowd. He said that one guy held up the ISIS flag and waived it around. He did this a number of times. He was amazed that in this crowd of thousands of presumably Americans, no one bothered him or even said anything to him. 

I don't know if they had the same America hatred or they didn't recognize the flag."

One of the reasons I went to the Daily Mail article is that there were so many photos. There is no mention of an ISIS flag, and I don't see any in the photos. This is an issue worth following. Hopefully, if it happened, someone got it on video or a photo.

Judicial Watch Gets Clinton Email Regarding Benghazi-2 Years Late

Hat tip Judicial Watch

                                                                                  "Hey, we just found one more."

Our State Department operates like a snail when it comes to turning over communications related to Hillary Clinton and Benghazi. Now Judicial Watch has belatedly received an email that DOS had originally withheld. Had this document been turned over in a timely manner, it would have divulged the existence of Hillary Clinton's private email server before she authorized the deletions of tens of thousands of emails.

"It was one of my hardest choices."

Propaganda Drive Out of Dept.of Education

Hat tip Total Conservative

Amid all the textbook controversy in our schools (mostly 7th grade) that are teaching our kids a sugar-coated presentation of Islam, we now know that President Obama's Department of Education is feeding our schools material on what to teach. Total Conservative has a reaction.

Here  is more  from the Parent Herald regarding  the concerns of DOE.

Going to the source, I went to the DOE web site. The below link (after entering the search word, "Islam") brought up this page.

I also found this page interesting.

"This simulation allows students to learn about the history and culture of Islam and the Islamic world by "becoming" Muslims. There are five phases of the unit. Students are assigned to a city, choose an Arabic name, and become familiar with their group and responsibilities outlined in the Student Guide. In the introduction section, students take a pretest, read a short history of Islam, and learn about Muslim dress and customs. In the Caravan Days section, cities compete to answer quiz cards and collect Arabic money. Oasis Days gives time for students to complete several tasks required of every group in the simulation. In Festival Days each group presents its own festival project. The Islamic Bowl culminates the unit with each city providing contestants for a "college-bowl" type of activity. (EH)"

Fousesquawk comment: I don't want to see any kids bullied in school, and that includes Muslim kids. Yet, I am unconvinced that this is a problem. All these so-called hate crimes that CAIR is always talking about are greatly exaggerated in my view. FBI crime statistics bear that out.

As for schools "educating" parents about their kids' bullying, this has been an issue ever since the days of the little red schoolhouse, one that transcends ethnicity or religion. Full disclosure: When I was a kid, I was bullied (until I learned to fight), and I was guilty of bullying myself with one particular student who was obese. (If I could ever find that person, I would beg his forgiveness.) Suffice to say, my kids know that bullying is wrong.

Our schools have a duty to teach facts-not misinformation. From the textbook controversy we already know that 7th grade kids all over the country are getting a distorted, politically correct version of Islam, one that is so misleading as to be false. I am not asking that schools trash Islam in the classroom. That would be grossly injurious to Muslim kids. But if they cannot present it accurately, they should leave it alone altogether.

And the Department of Education should stay out of it altogether as well. Local schools don't need federal guidance in this area.

Berkeley Hillel: No Friend to Israel

Hat tip Paul Schnee

The below article from the Jerusalem Post is troubling. Not just because it illustrates the failure of Hillel to fight all the pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel/anti-Semitic agitation on campus, but also the revelation that one of Bernie Sanders' closest aides was connected to Hillel while attending UC Berkeley. The below article maintains that Simone Zimmerman transition from being pro-Israel to being a strong foe of the Jewish state while attending UCB and frequenting Hillel.

Hillel is a national organization dedicated to supporting Jewish student life on campus. Their chapters differ, but many have chosen to call themselves, "Open Hillel" meaning they welcome members who are hostile to Israel as well as supportive of Israel. My own experiences with Orange County Hillel have been mostly negative as I have found them unwilling to stand up to pro-Palestinian activism on campus.

This article about Berkeley Hillel is pretty much the final straw for me on Hillel. It also says something about Bernie Sanders, coupled with his recent statements on Israel/Palestinians-suspension or no suspension.

More on SJP From Carolyn Glick (Jerusalem Post)

Hat tip Campus Watch and Jerusalem Post

This week, I cross-posted an article  that showed connections between Students for Justice in Palestine and various other organizations at least indirectly connected to Hamas, a US State Department designated terrorist organization.

Carolyn Glick of the Jerusalem Post has added to that report with more details on SJP's connections.

"Unfortunately, shortly after he entered office in 2009, President Barack Obama's then-attorney- general Eric Holder ordered the Department of Justice to stop investigating Islamist nonprofit groups. Accordingly, it is highly unlikely that any investigation will be conducted by federal agencies in the near future."

Indeed, rumors at the same claimed that the US Attorney's Office in Dallas, which has prosecuted the Holy Land Foundation trial, had superseding indictments ready to go against other major figures in the US when the Obama administration came into office and shut it down. Hopefully, the cases will be reopened if a Republican wins the White House.

Trump in Costa Mesa: Fights and Arrests

I was thinking that I should go to that Trump rally in Costa Mesa (Orange County) last night, but the NFL draft was on, so I decided to stay home and see who the Steelers drafted.

Make no mistake: Every time something like this happens, Trump gets more support. The more radical the problem, the more radical the solution.

How Obama Wants to Let The Refugees in Through the back Door

It looks like the Obama administration and the State Department are conspiring with the UN to find alternative ways to in crease the number of Syrian refugees let into the US-no matter the risk.

For once it is up to Congress to get involved and fight this. Is this not why we elected Republicans to the House and Senate? Up to now they have done nothing to stop Obama's radical agenda. It is as if the Democrats still controlled both houses of Congress.

This is one large reason Donald Trump is getting so much support.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Loyola Marymount (LA) Employee Under Investigation For Hate Crime (Allegedly Said There are Only Two Genders)

Hat tip The College Fix

"Denying Transgenderism"

                              Law enforcement working hand in hand to stamp out denying transgenderism

It appears even LAPD has been called into Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles to assist LMU's Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) after students complained that a university employee told them that there were only two genders-male and female.

I kid you not. The College Fix has made an inquiry with LMU and has a report.

So now expressing an opinion is  a hate crime to be investigated not only by BIRT but LAPD as well? Wow.

Cooperation between police agencies is essential I always say. It was a lesson I learned working in DEA. I might also say that I had many occasions to work with LAPD during my two tours of duty in Los Angeles.

I must confess, however, I never worked with BIRT.


UC Davis Chancellor Put "On Leave"

Hat tip The Big Story and Squid

University of California President Janet Napolitano has placed UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi "on leave" in the wake of allegations into her "double dipping" and possible conflicts of interest.

Among all the issues mentioned in the linked article, we can add the appearance of swastikas on the campus twice in in 2015 along with other anti-Semitic incidents. This is indicative of a campus climate much in need of improvement.