RANT: Geno & a secondary rules violation

Friday, September 5, 2014

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/09/05/uconn-coach-call-to-congratulate-little-league-star-broke-rule-ncaa-says/?intcmp=HPBucket

UConn coach’s call to congratulate Little League star broke rule, NCAA says
Published September 05, 2014
Associated Press

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STORRS, Conn. – The NCAA has determined that UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis last month, the school announced Thursday.

Athletic Director Warde Manuel said the school accepts the decision but does not agree with it.

Auriemma told reporters Wednesday that he talked to the 13-year-old Philadelphia girl at Little League headquarters during the Little League World Series after a friend of his in the Philadelphia 76ers organization suggested it.

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Wow, talk about Pharisees.

I think this “rule” needs to be reexamined.

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RANT: Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81; Requiescat In Pacem

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Joan Rivers, a talk-show host, actress and red-carpet critic who rose to the top of comedy’s ranks while unapologetically skewering everyone and everything she passed along the way, died Thursday in New York following complications from a medical procedure. She was 81 years old.

Ms. Rivers rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s on the talk-show scene. After first appearing on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1965, Ms. Rivers started a talk-show career that included stints on “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers” on Fox in 1986. Ms. Rivers become a permanent fixture on TV after that, most famously as a critic of celebrity fashion.

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I liked her brand of humor.

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RANT: Loris Lerner’s IRS emails do still exist…

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dear Friend & Supporter,

We wanted to make sure you saw the breaking developments in our IRS investigation. In a bombshell admission, forced out by Judicial Watch lawsuits, the Obama Administration has disclosed that backs-ups of Loris Lerner’s IRS emails do still exist…

Please donate right now to keep the heat on Obama’s IRS.

Judicial Watch Statement on Discovery of Backups for “Missing”
Lois Lerner IRS Emails

Judicial Watch announced the following developments in our IRS missing emails investigation. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated:

Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe. The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search. The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system

We obviously disagree that disclosing the emails as required would be onerous, and plan to raise this new development with Judge Sullivan.

This is a jaw-dropping revelation. The Obama administration had been lying to the American people about Lois Lerner’s missing emails. There are no “missing” Lois Lerner emails – nor missing emails of any of the other top IRS or other government officials whose emails seem to be disappearing at increasingly alarming rate. All the focus on missing hard drives has been a diversion. The Obama administration has known all along where the email records could be – but dishonestly withheld this information. You can bet we are going to ask the court for immediate assistance in cutting through this massive obstruction of justice.

Here is the second set of sworn declarations by IRS officials in response to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s investigation into the missing emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. The declarations were provided after close of business on Friday, August 22.

Sincerely,

Your Judicial Watch Team

Visit JudicialWatch.org
425 3rd St, SW Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20024

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Yes, I am a Judicial Watch contributor.

I don’t understand why there are not people going to jail or being disbarred?

Personally, I am going to review all the testimony in front of Congress and statements to the media. Any lawyer involved will generate a letter to the appropriate Bar Association asking for disbarment proceedings to start. It was done to Clinton and it should be done to another liar!

Argh!

We have to fight for the Republic against the D’s, the R’s, and the Crony Capitalists.

Argh!

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RANT: Use of the word “Heroes”

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I believe “Heroes” is a word reserved for those who do something “heroic”.

  • Run into a burning building to save a stranger’s little child. 
     
  • Stand up for a minority at risk of your own safety like that black man protecting the innocent trucker during the Rodney King riots.
  • Or the whistle blower who stands up for what’s right at risk of their personal career and paycheck. 

While some folks are “exemplars” of the behavior that we all want to exhibit, I rarely believe the word “heroes” is warranted.

And, I’d be very embarrassed if it ever was applied to me and I didn’t “earn it”.

Just my humble opinion for what it is worth.

I think there are many folks out there who are positive and negative examples.

But “heroes” are few and far between.

At the end of the day, “Doing” and “Accomplishing” is more important than “Acting” and inflated “Labels”.

And there is such a thing as “Stolen Valor”.

My next rants should be about “public servants” and “first responders” as misused terms.

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RANT: WWTRD (What would the Russians do)?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/james-foley-missing-u-s-journalist-feared-dead-in-isis-beheading-1.2741041

UPDATED

James Foley, missing U.S. journalist, feared dead in ISIS beheading
White House working to confirm authenticity of video

Thomson Reuters Posted: Aug 19, 2014 5:47 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014 6:35 PM ET

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It was WELL established during the Cold War that the Russian KGB had a very simple response to anyone who “molested” their Ambassador, Consul, Embassy Staff, and some said even Russian Tourists.

They would seek out the miscreant and KILL them, their immediate family, and any other relatives that were handy.

Even if the “molestation” was accidental.

The joke at the time was that muggers would ask for their victim’s passports to prevent retribution.

And, while I am a little L libertarian, who is an anti-interventionist, BHO44 has to drop something on somebody to make a point!

Argh!

Bring all our girls and boy home NOW, and MYOB! Then this stuff won’t happen!

Argh squared!

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RANT: Congress failed; good!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/the-six-tech-policy-problems-congress-failed-to-fix-this-year/?comments=1&post=27373075#comment-27373075

The six tech policy problems Congress failed to fix this year
On tech issues, the partisan divide isn’t so wide. Yet nothing happened.
by Joe Mullin – Aug 8 2014, 10:57am EDT

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One: Pass anti-troll patent reform

Two: Reform ECPA, and finally grant due process for e-mail privacy

Three: Reform our vague anti-hacking laws

Four: Bring out-of-control intel agencies to heel

Five: Do something on immigration

Six: Pass a strong, permanent “right to unlock” bill 

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“Do Nothing” Congress and deadlock between House and Senate / President is “good”.

Look at what happens when the R’s get control, we get “Homeland Security” and the TSA.

Look at what happens when the D’s get their way: Sarbox, NIJA mortgages, and bailouts galore.

Even if the current situation is “un en dur able”, they can make it worse.

Argh!

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RANT: “Dollar Dominance” is important

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-06/russia-sanctions-accelerate-risk-to-dollar-dominance.html

Russia Sanctions Accelerate Risk to Dollar Dominance
By Rachel Evans Aug 6, 2014 11:51 AM ET

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While no one’s suggesting the dollar will lose its status as the main currency of business any time soon, its dominance is ebbing. The greenback’s share of global reserves has already shrunk to under 61 percent from more than 72 percent in 2001. The drumbeat has only gotten louder since the financial crisis in 2008, an event that began in the U.S. when subprime-mortgage loans soured, and the largest emerging-market nations including Russia have vowed to conduct more business in their currencies.

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The political powers that be don’t understand that this is reaching the tipping point. Once “we” lose “dollar dominance”, life will be much tougher. Think the Germans in the Wehrmar Republic. We know how that Republic fared. It’s all about a countries wealth and currency.

Argh!

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