Daily Archives: January 9, 2014


Posted by Pistol Pete

The media are salivating over the possible rhetorical lynching of what some have called the presumptive(their words,not mine) republican opponent to Hillary!. I WILL find an appropriate term for this she-beast in the course of time.
Apparently one of his top aides ordered two lanes of the George Washington Bridge going into Ft. Lee closed for four days last fall. This was supposedly in retaliation for the democrat mayor of Ft. Lee not endorsing Christie in his reelection. There were massive backups and an ambulance was delayed getting to a hospital where the 91 year old patient died. There was no direct proof the traffic jam was the causal factor.
The media have been in full feeding frenzy all day,salivating at the chance to clear the way for the Butcher of Benghazi. They rejected out of hand his denial of any knowledge of this as readily as they accept every lie their idol spews about not knowing anything about anything.


Christie Faces Scandal on Traffic Jam Aides Ordered

Chris Christie and the politics of jerks in office
The media that built up Chris Christie as the salvation of the GOP is turning on him in the lead up to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign announcement. It is what it is. The media does this routinely.

The story of the day is Chris Christie’s staff behaving badly, possibly at his direction, to hurt elected officials who did not back Christie.

WashPost Gleefully Pushes Scandal as Christie’s 2016 Doom: ‘Bridge Scandal Engulfing Christie’

Could you imagine The Washington Post leaping all over a Jeremiah Wright scandal for Obama in 2005, before he even announced for president? Neither would anyone else imagine such a political crib-strangling. But the Post is aping the rest of the liberal national media on Thursday morning by leaping all over Gov. Chris Christie. “Bridge scandal engulfing Christie,” was the breathless headline. “INCIDENT THREATENS N.J. GOVERNOR’S IMAGE.”


Emails Tie Chris Christie To Bridge Scandal – Give Appearance He Intentionally Endangered Citizens’ Lives For Political Vendetta
The Executive Director of the Port Authority, said, in writing, that the lane closures ENDANGERED LIVES. He also wrote that it “undoubtedly had an adverse affect on economic activity” in New York and New Jersey. How does Chris Christie get caught engineering the harassment of innocent citizens, let alone the endangerment of innocent citizens lives, and keep his political career? And let’s be sane, there’s no way Christie’s deputy chief of staff was going this far without him knowing.



CNN Anchor Says Investigators Could Threaten Felony Murder Charge to Induce Testimony From Christie Aide

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2014/01/09/cnn-anchor-says-investigators-could-threaten-felony-murder-charge-induce#ixzz2pw6JwV3D


Chris Christie’s critics savor his misfortune
“All these people who feel like he’s bullied and he’s put them in a horse-collar hold … will feel free to say, ‘See, I told you so,’” said one Republican who has worked with Christie.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/new-jersey-governor-chris-christie-critics-george-washington-bridge-101947.html#ixzz2pw7nsGcC

Christie Press Conference: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
It was about as good a job as any elected leader could have done under similar circumstances, and far better than others, notably President Barack Obama, has done in responding to scandals of their own. Christie said that he had fired deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly, and that he would be cooperating with investigations into the widening scandal, which resulted in heavy, disruptive traffic delays in Fort Lee for several days last fall.

Democratic US attorney probing Christie fundraised for Hillary Clinton
The U.S. Attorney investigating the scandal involving Chris Christie’s staffers affecting bridge traffic is a Hillary Clinton fundraiser who would have had his job eight years earlier had he not been passed over for Christie.



[VIDEO] Christie asked if he’s considered resigning: “That’s a crazy question man!”
Republicans are supposed to resign as soon as they’re accused of anything.Democrats have no such moral restraints.


Filed under Chris Christie, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Media Bias, Republicans

It’s not the carbon dioxide 2

CO2 and record HOT temps in US

Click on graphic to embiggen

Hottest Temperatures on Record for Each of 50 States

1875 – 1900: 4 State Records

  • 1888 Colorado
  • 1895 Utah
  • 1898 Oregon
  • 1900 Wyoming

1901 – 1925: 6 State Records

  • 1911 Maine
  • 1911 New Hampshire
  • 1911 Vermont
  • 1913 California
  • 1915 Alaska
  • 1925 Alabama

1926 – 1950: 26 State Records

  • 1926 New York
  • 1930 Delaware
  • 1930 Kentucky
  • 1930 Mississippi
  • 1930 Tennessee
  • 1931 Florida
  • 1931 Hawaii
  • 1934 Idaho
  • 1934 Iowa
  • 1934 Ohio
    • 1936 Arkansas
    • 1936 Indiana
    • 1936 Kansas
    • 1936 Louisiana
    • 1936 Maryland
    • 1936 Michigan
    • 1936 Minnesota
    • 1936 Nebraska
    • 1936 New Jersey
    • 1936 North Dakota
    • 1936 Pennsylvania
    • 1936 South Dakota
    • 1936 Texas
    • 1936 West Virginia
    • 1936 Wisconsin
  • 1937 Montana

1951 – 1975: 6 State Records

  • 1954 Illinois
  • 1954 Missouri
  • 1954 South Carolina
  • 1961 Washington
  • 1975 Massachusetts
  • 1975 Rhode Island

1976 – 2000: 8 State Records

  • 1983 Georgia
  • 1983 North Carolina
  • 1985 Virginia
  • 1994 Arizona
  • 1994 Nevada
  • 1994 New Mexico
  • 1994 Oklahoma
  • 1995 Connecticut





Filed under Climate

Ideological Purity

The Anchoress (aka Elizabeth Scalia) writes:

I stopped being a Democrat when it became clear that I was expected to vacate any of my own thoughts and opinions in order to fall in line with the party, or be called moronic or hateful or bigoted or even evil. There was no way the party could be wrong on anything, therefore dissent indicated a problem originating with me. “I” had the problem; not the party.

Don’t snigger, conservatives, you have your narrow-minded purists, too. Perhaps you’ve never marched in lockstep with quite the same precision as the Democrats, but you’ve run your own purges, and handily. Because whom the godlings of ideologies would destroy, they first make mad.

Currently Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is being sized up for a suit of tar and feathers or, more precisely, she is being warned that one awaits her, if she does not quickly fall back in line and do what she was supposed to do, was expected to do when President Obama nominated her to the bench: rubber-stamp his dubious policies once they landed before her, as expected.

Read the rest @ http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2014/01/08/fisking-stiehms-bigotry-at-us-news/

The line – “There was no way the party could be wrong on anything” – jumped out at me, because I just saw it last night in a book published in 1954, called Don Camillo’s Dilemma by Giovannino Guareschi.

In the part I read last night, the Communist daughter of the Communist mayor of the town, Peppone, has learned she is one of the finalists in a beauty contest. Her boyfriend is incensed at the idea of her going to Rome to parade in front of people in a skimpy bathing suit. However, he cannot say so, as this would betray him as a bourgeois chauvinist, so instead he objects to the pageant itself, saying that it is bourgeois. She counters that it must be politically correct, because the party is sponsoring the contest and “There was no way the party could be wrong on anything.”

Ideological purity is nothing new and The Anchoress is correct to point out that the we have our own narrow-minded purists on our side as well. I expect every group has them. I’ve certainly seen it in my Catholic experience.

  • On the right, a man who refused to sit with his family at Christmas Mass, because that side of the church would be receiving Eucharist from a lay minister and he only took it from the priest.
  • On the left, a nun who refused to give Eucharist to a war veteran because he had carried a gun into battle and, in her mind, that made him guilty of mortal sin.*

*Please note: The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” is not translated correctly. The original is “Thou shalt not murder.” Anyone who watches crime procedurals should be very clear on the distinction between killing and murder. And Jesus never condemned soldiers; in fact, he commended one for his great faith.

The Anchoress’ article is a review of an op-ed in US News and World Report entitled “The Catholic Supreme Court’s War on Women.” The specific issue I find particularly interesting is that while the Left is unsurprisingly outraged at Sotomayor’s siding with the nuns, the outrage expressed in this particular screed is based entirely on the premise that she’s doing it because …. gasp …. she’s a CATHOLIC. [Cue creepy music and fog machine.]

2014_01 08 Review Catholic SCOTUS war on women

The Anchoress has a way with words. I especially like this summation of the op-ed: “bigotry intent on fomenting paranoia.” Also, “Are not the women who serve the indigent poor as entitled to justice as anyone else? Do Justice and Mercy only trend in one direction, in Stiehm’s world? Are they only rewarded to the socially obedient? Oh, my! Steihm sounds exactly like what she imagines the church to be: an entity demanding only one’s strict and unthinking obedience. Funny how easily we can become precisely the thing we hate, isn’t it?”

I recommend you read her entire piece.



Filed under Armed Forces, Catholic Church, Democrats, Republicans, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

Former SECDEF Gates’ memoir slams Obama

January 8, 2014: The book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” is scheduled for a Jan. 14. In it, Gates (who served under both Bush and Obama) writes that by early 2010, he believed Obama was convinced his own war strategy would fail.”

Read the rest @ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/08/former-defense-secretary-robert-gates-slams-obama-leadership-in-new-book/

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Filed under Barack Obama