Monday, February 22, 2016

Biden Called On Bush Not to Nominate...

... a candidate for the position of Supreme Court  Justice back in 1992. He stressed that a nomination should only be made after the November presidential elections later that year. So, why isn't he doing the same with Obama right now, why isn't he telling Obama that the nomination should only be made after the election this year! How soon these political arsehats forget their own words.

Check out this video, it is a priceless gem among the not to ancient artifacts of hypocrisy:

Hat tip to Bruce McM and Chris L for this one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Everyman's Evening Eyeful

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The Look On A Blonde's Face At The Moment She Is About To Reassemlbe...

...the last gun in the bunch and the realization strikes her that - she put a part for this one into that one but which one is that one!

All the best,
Glenn B

Were The 911 Operator(s) Negligent in Kalamazoo?

According to this article, Mackenzie Waite reportedly posted on her Facebook page about a ride she and her husband took in an Uber cab with a driver named Jason (who reportedly it the description of Jason Dalton) at the wheel. Jason Dalton is the suspected shooter in the drive by shootings resulting in at least 6 deaths and others being injured yesterday in Kalamazoo. According to the article, she also posted this on her Facebook page: "911 was called but surprisingly they didn't seem all that concerned...". In her Facebook post, she reportedly said that: Dalton sideswiped a car while she and her husband were in the cab with him driving and that he sped away at 80 mph and was swerving in and out of oncoming traffic. 

If 911 was actually called and given all of that information, what was the 911 operator thinking if that info was not passed onto police. If it was given to the police, what were they thinking if they did not make an all out effort to find such a driver who was reportedly endangering the lives of the public by way of his reckless driving. Mind you, her Facebook post reportedly was made about a half hour before the shootings commenced. Had Dalton be puled over by the police before that half hour had elapsed, 6 lives may well have been saved and others who were injured would still be in good health.

I don't know what happened after Miss Waite made that call to 911, that she claims she made, but there apparently is more to it. Fox news also reports that another woman claimed to have called 911 about such an incident involving her. "Kacey Black said she called 911 to report the driver, but said "I felt like they didn't believe me. They just kind of laughed at me."(source). Now, they don't say if Miss Black made that call separate from Miss Waite or if she made the call on behalf of Miss Waite. In fact, the other article mentioned above only quoted Miss Waite's Facebook post as saying 911 was called, not that she called 911 herself. If however both women called 911 independently of one another, about two separate incidents involving an Uber driver, and if both of those calls came before the shooting started, then the city of Kalamazoo is going to have a lot to answer about how 911 and or the police handled those reports to 911. If it was indeed two separate calls, with both callers indicating that the 911operator did not seem to take the call seriously, it would seem to me that the 911 operator(s) will at the very least have a lot on their consciences for years to come and that the city needs to retrain its 911 operators and revamp how they handle such calls. Then again, especially if there were two calls received by the same 911 operator, and the operator did not take the calls seriously, maybe they need to fire that person and seriously think of charging him or her with some sort of negligence, after all 6 people died and others were wounded. Of course, all that is only alleged and thus uncertain right now but an investigation needs to swiftly initiated to get to the bottom of it and prevent it from happening again if that is truly what took place.

All the best,
Glenn B

Why Not Electing Trump May Trigger A Revolution...

"Why Not Electing Trump May Trigger A Revolution" could be an alternative title for the slightly dated article: WHO IS DONALD TRUMP (read it here). I say it is dated only because it was written in December 2015 when Jeb Bush was still in the running. You could easily substitute almost anyone else's name running on the Republican ticket for Bush's with the exceptions, I think, of Cruz and Trump.

The author of the article, Don Fredrick, while explaining who or what is Donald Trump, covers many of the reasons why The Donald is so popular at this moment. In other words, he also explains why the other candidates are not in favor. It pretty much arrives at the conclusion that the American people, a great many of us anyway, are sick and tired of the leftists liberals and of the RINOs who claim to be conservatives but who tag along with the leftist's in almost every regard. I think the author is spot on. Still though, right now, I am a bit more in the Cruz camp and I would rather vote for Cruz, at least if in fact he is actually is eligible to be elected as president.

Yet, I would not have a problem voting for Trump and Trump has become more and more appealing to me as the campaign rolls on. It's not because he is necessarily the best candidate, at least not in my mind yet. I believe Cruz to be better, but because I am really starting to believe that if Trump would do even half of what he has said he would do, it would most assuredly put us on the path to regaining the Great Nation status that America once held when it flourished. Yes, I too am sick and tired of the status quo of our current flock of politicians and bureaucrats who have been destroying America.

Thus, I think that Mr. Fredrick is right about most Americans being sick and tired of the same old political bullshit and I believe that he possibly may also be right that if we don't vote Trump (or at least another anti-establishment candidate) into office, that if the establishment wins, we are doomed. I'll take that a step further, I'll say that we are either doomed and that we will revolt if someone the likes of Rubio, Kasich, Clinton or heavens forbid Bernie Sanders, the free everything for everyone candidate, wins the presidency. No I did not mention Carson, who is still in the running, but the man would be chewed up and spit out by Clinton and probably by Sanders. He may have a good platform but he comes off as a weakling, a well meaning wimp at best.

My thinking is just an extension of Mr. Fredrick's - I believe yes America, as we know it is doomed if anyone but either Trump or even Cruz is elected. The thing is, I am also certain that Americans, at least a small percentage of us, will not take much more of the same old or even worse political pandering that has brought America to its current status - which is on its knees. I think that if one of those other candidates is elected, there will be a revolt before the completion of two terms and maybe even before the completion of one. It certainly is not something I want to see happen. The way I see it, only Cruz or Trump seem to be capable of stopping it while still being able to turn America around.

Maybe though, as Mr. Fredrick believes, Trump is the only one who can do it. We need a radical shift away from our present course and The Donald seems to be the only one showing any signs of willingness to take the helm and steer full steam and hard away from maelstrom in which we find ourselves today. 

All the best,
Glenn B
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