Friday, September 4, 2015

Kim Davis' Dilemma

I am having trouble with this mess in Rowan County, KY, where the country clerk, Kim Davis, has been jailed for refusing (on religious grounds) to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Here is my take: I am not in agreement with same-sex marriage, as I have stated before. It's not a question of hating anybody. I just feel that marriage is between a man and woman. Having said that, the Supreme Court has spoken, and their ruling applies nation-wide. It is no longer up to any state or counry. It is now the law of the land.

Ms Davis, citing her religious (Christian) beliefs, has refused to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples. As a result, she now sits in jail.

Folks, with this new law, we are going to have to find a way to resolve these issues surrounding county clerks and bakery owners without people being thrown in jail or being sued into bankruptcy.

In a way I sympathize with Ms Davis, and in a way I don't. I don't think she should be in jail, nor do I think it is right for the activists on the other side and certain media to be digging up dirt on her previous life before she became a committed Christian four years ago. On the other hand, I think it would be prudent for her to find another line of work where her religious convictions won't be compromised. (She is elected and cannot be simply fired by the country.)

On a larger scale, I fear that the gay rights lobby is going to really go after those who oppose same sex marriage. I would hope these issues can be resolved in a more civilized and friendly manner though I am not sure just how. What I don't want to see is activist gays trying to destroy people and thus, incur the anger and disdain of the wider population. This has the potential of turning into a vicious circle.

Upcoming UC Regents Meeting at UC Irvine

Hat tip Jew Hatred on Campus blog

In July, the UC Regents were scheduled to hold a meeting at which a proposal to adopt the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism would be debated. This proposal reportedly had the support of UC President Janet Napolitano.

That meeting has been postponed to September 16-17 at UC Irvine. However, instead of a discussion of the State Department definition, it appears that all that will be discussed in some sort of response to intolerance in general. If true, that is about as watered-down as it gets. Below is a blistering article by Thomas Elias in The Union (of Western Nevada County California). It has been cross-posted in Jew Hatred on Campus.

I plan to attend this meeting and get my name on the list for the public comment forum.

Follow up to the Removal of Passengers From Chicago-San Diego Flight

A few days ago I posted the report of 6 male Middle Eastern passengers who were removed from a Chicago-San Diego flight which had to be diverted to Amarillo due to their alleged unruly behavior. One anonymous reader chastised me for assuming they were Muslim. (I never mentioned the word Muslim though I did speculate that CAIR might complain.) My anonymous informant said that the men were part of a Christian soccer team. (He also told me to wise up.)

Since then I have noted that some blogs have made it a point to identify the men as Muslims. The below report from NBC in San Diego should clear the matter up. They are Chaldeans, a Christian denomination from the Middle East.

I will reiterate, however, that according to the reports, the men acted badly and I have no sympathy for them.

More Academic Looniness-University of Georgia

Hat tip The College Fix

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It's September, and you know what that means, Folks. Yes, the little rascals are back in school and the loony professors are back behind the podium. Yes, Folks. School is in. At the University of Georgia, Treyvon Martin is also "in".

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Another Hillary Email-Another Clinton Scam Revealed

Hat tip Squid

This is hardly a case of drip, drip, drip. Somebody turn off the water faucet!

Here is another email that has been discovered from Hillary Clinton's treasure trove. It concerns a flam flam company that contributed to the Clinton Foundation and got favored treatment from the State Department. Just another example of how the Clinton Foundation jumped into the Haiti rebuilding project and everybody got rich at the expense of the Haitians.

Peter Schweizer's book, Clinton Cash (chapter 10) has much more detail on the Clintons involvement in Haiti reconstruction efforts during Hillary's tenure at the State Department. Mr Osorio and Innovida are also mentioned.

Another Example of How Hillary Violated the Security Rules

Hat tip Family Security Matters and Squid

"It's a public statement. Just send it."

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, writing for Family Security Matters, describes in detail how Hillary Clinton violated her own State Dept. rules when she insisted that top DOS aide, Jake Sullivan, transmit a document that was classified to her via the unclassified system.

Today, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton the worst secretary of state we have ever had (with the caveat that John Kerry may take that crown from her before he is through). Trump was spot on.

Hillary's Conflict of Interest Shown in Emails

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Hillary Clinton may be proclaiming herself an opponent of for-profit education, but she sure didn't show it when it came to Laureate International Universities, a company that paid Bill Clinton 16 million dollars. As Secretary of State, Hillary went to bat for Laureate as the emails show.

Now you know why Hillary deleted so many emails. Apparently this one slipped through the eyes of her aides who were doing the deleting. This is one area of Hillary's nefarious activities that she is attempting to cover up.

The Bangkok Attacks: A Thai Editorial

Two suspects are in custody in the Bangkok bombings of two weeks ago. Their true identities are as yet unestablished, but one suspect appears to be a Middle Eastern/Turkish man while the other may be a Chinese Uighur, a restive Muslim minority in China. Other suspects are suspected to be Turkish.

In the below op-ed in the Bangkok Post, Nopporn Wonganan tries to put the motive in perspective since it appears there is a connection to the recent deportation of over 100 Uighurs from Thailand to China in July.

For several years now, Thailand has been fighting against a Muslim terrorist uprising largely based in the South. Now they appear to be caught up in the Uighur conflict in China.

Hillary Tech Aide Pleading 5th Amendment

Shades of Lois Lerner. An aide to Hillary Clinton who set up her private email server is now pleading the 5th amendment to avoid testifying before Congress.

As usual, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who is the leading obstructionist in the investigation (at least as far as Congress is concerned), comes out with this laffer:

"Although multiple legal experts agree there is no evidence of criminal activity, it is certainly understandable that this witness’s attorneys advised him to assert his Fifth Amendment rights," Cummings told the Post, "especially given the onslaught of wild and unsubstantiated accusations by Republican presidential candidates, members of Congress and others based on false leaks about the investigation."

As to Mr. Pagliano, Congress should bring him in and then  let him take the 5th.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Very Serious Hillary Email

Hat tip Squid

The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper, is running a story based on anonymous sources that one of the emails being screened by the State Department involves the North Korean nuclear program as divulged by spy satellites.

That email, if accurate, has to be highly classified.

The Clinton campaign is now falling back on the claim that these emails being released were not classified at the time she received and/or sent them (which is irrelevant. It is the material that counts.) Who could seriously argue that such information would be handled by anyone as unclassified? Who can justify such information being transmitted to or from a private server located in Mrs Clinton's home? As the Times article points out, that type of information by rule is classified in a special manner. As one who has dealt with intelligence agencies while overseas with DEA, I can tell you that these folks classify their toilet paper!  (OK, that's an exaggeration, but you get the point.)

What is so sad is that the average Joe has no concept of just how serious this is. This woman removed her official and classified communications from the State Department communication system, which is designed to be secure and put them in her own home brew private server based in her home in Chappaqua, New York. Not only does that cast doubt on her judgment, to put it mildly, but consider this particular statute.

18 USC 973

Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Note the phrase, " gross negligence". It doesn't even require intent.
This is very serious.

The Latest Hate Crime Atrocity From Pakistan

Hat tip Eagle Rising

Today, I posted my own "review" on an outrageous article written by UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian (as if he writes any other kind.)

To my response I should add this piece from Eagle Rising. It has another horror story emanating out of Pakistan. Here is the scenario: Muslim girl converts to Christianity and marries Christian man. Her family seeks revenge. Read on.

Back to Hatem Bazian, who writes that what ISIS does has nothing to do with Islam, no matter how much they quote Islamic scripture. Unfortunately, he now has to write another piece explaining that what the folks in Pakistan are doing has nothing to do with Islam. Then he can write a similar piece explaining what is happening to Coptic Christians in Egypt. And so it goes.

You have a lot of work to do, Mr Bazian.

The Emails Between Hillary and Sid Blumenthal

Hat tip PJ Media

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Sid "Vicious" Blumenthal is a long-time Clinton aide who the Obama administration insisted could not be hired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Nevertheless, Clinton used Blumenthal as an unpaid aide, and the latter sent Hillary a series of questionable emails, some about Libya, which are showing up in the email search at State.

Blumenthal is also the father of Max Blumenthal, an equally despicable pseudo-journalist, whose hatred for Israel is unmatched in the non-Muslim world.

Now it is revealed that Sid was forwarding the anti-Israel screeds of his son to Hillary, who in turn, forwarded them to her top aide Jake Sullivan at State.

Is this not typical of the overall attitude displayed by the Obama administration toward Israel and its president, Benjamin Netanyahu?