Hot Air’s Noah Rothman moves on…. 

Over to Commentary…. So, basically he is moving from a blog with neoconservative leanings; to a full on neocon blog. Nice.

It was just under a year ago that I had the great fortune of being asked to take over for the capable and talented Erika Johnsen when she moved on from the site to pursue a law degree. Though my time with the site has been lamentably short, today will be my last day blogging full-time for HotAir.Working with and learning from the best at HotAir has been a career highlight. I will always treasure the time I spent honing the craft of political analysis on such an important and visible platform. Working alongside such well-known talents as Ed Morrissey, Allahpundit, Jazz Shaw, and Mary Katharine Ham has been a dream.I owe a special debt of gratitude to all of them, as well as Townhall’s Guy Benson, for having faith in my work.

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Beginning on Monday, I will be joining the incredibly talented team at Commentary Magazine as the publication’s new assistant online editor. There, I hope to modestly fill some of the void left by Seth Mendel who recently joined The New York Post as its opinion page editor. I hope you will continue to follow my writing there and on my Twitter account.

Source: Let’s don’t say goodbye. I hate the way it sounds « Hot Air

I wish him the best.

Some housekeeping

Just a quick note on a few things:

  1. I am again changing the look around here. The dark, “out in the woods” look was getting old. I switched it to something that fits the theme of the blog a bit more.
  2. In my posting about B.B. King’s death, I accidentally linked to a blogger who I have had beefs with in the past.  This was a major oversight by me. Oops. It will not happen again.

That is all. Still working on getting my sidebars all straightened out. Please, bear with me.

A perfect example of Democrat Party hypocrisy 

People ask me all the time; “what drives your hatred of the Democratic Party and the Democrats in general?” This below would be a good start:

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, own assets worth $1.9 million to $6.9 million, according to financial disclosures released Friday.The Obamas, employing a cautious investment strategy while in the White House, hold much of their wealth — at least $1.25 million — in Treasury notes and bills. They also have retirement savings in Vanguard index funds, plus checking accounts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Northern Trust Corp.The Obamas’ wealth, if at the top end of the range, is almost enough to place them in the top 1 percent of U.S. households. Their net worth is little changed from last year, when their assets totaled $2 million to $7.1 million.Federal law requires the president, senior administration officials and members of Congress to report their financial holdings annually. The forms compel disclosure in broad ranges and don’t cover personal residences and federal government retirement plans.Those limits allow only a partial view of their net worth.According to tax returns they released earlier this year, the Obamas’ adjusted gross income of $477,383 in 2014 was the lowest for any year since 2004, when Barack Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate. Sales of their books have declined since he was elected president.The Obamas hold $200,000 to $400,000 in college savings accounts for their two daughters. The president earlier this year asked Congress to limit the tax break for future plans organized under section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. He later backed away from the proposal.

Source: Obamas’ Net Worth as Much as $6.9 Million, U.S. Filing Says

Now, do I hate the President for being successful? No. I highly dislike the President and the Democrats, because of their blatant hypocrisy! Democrats are all like, “We’re fighting for you! We’re on your side!” Truth is, them people do not give flying flip about the poor, the downtrodden, the unemployed, blacks and other minorities —- they could honestly care less about any of those people. They only see the poor, minorities and the working class as a source for votes.  They also see the middle class, working folk, as a source of tax revenue to keep their socialist programs afloat.

This is why personally, I feel, if the Democratic Party is still the part of American populism; then they should dump Hillary Clinton and pick someone, of the likes of Bernie Sanders to be the next Democratic Party Presidential Candidate. However, as we all know; the Democrats won’t do that; as Bernie Sanders does not do the Democrats dance well enough to suit his party and such the Democratic Party media lapdogs attack him as somehow or another being, “unelectable.”

Now, if the Neoconservative controlled and financed Republican Party had any sort of common sense; they would work to lighten the load of taxes on the middle class and empower them to be able to keep more of their money. Laura Ingraham has said this repeatedly. However, if I know this Neocon war party; they won’t do any of that, for the sake of “go along to get along…”

Sad thing too. As the Republican could play that middle class protection route with good success.

 

 

 

Looks like I am not the only person who feels that Pamela Geller was wrong

Nice to see that I am not the only one who feels the way that I do, about that slimeball slum landlord.

For those of us following Pamela Geller’s bombastic career over the course of the past decade, one of the most illuminating aspects of the aftermath of her otherwise tragic Texas Muhammad caricature contest, and its accompanying road show of anti-Muslim provocateurs, was how it revealed a fault line–however thin–over just how far the right should go in provoking Islamic fundamentalism.Geller’s event was planned after 11 people at the magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed in January by Islamist attackers because of the magazine’s regular depictions of Muhammad and Islam. Two Muslim converts, Elton Simpson, 31, and Nadir Soofi, 34, whom police say have been communicating with ISIS over social media, attempted to storm the May 3 contest with assault rifles. They were killed when they exchanged fire with the two men providing security outside the event and a SWAT team that responded.Such violence could have been expected, which was almost certainly the point. Geller and her associates “have the right to go there, but again, it’s stupid, it accomplishes nothing,” said Bill O’Reilly, whose brand of pop-conservative opinionating has kept him in the top seed of prime-time cable talk shows since he joined Fox News in 1996. “You don’t fish for [terrorists] by putting people in danger.”O’Reilly was chatting with Laura Ingraham, the sharp-tongued doyenne of right-wing talk radio. Ingraham is the pillar of truth or a priestess of hate, depending on the eye of the beholder, but numbers don’t lie—she has successfully made a name for herself in a male-dominated field in which hosts generally hew to the hard-line orthodoxy on immigration, terrorism, and religion.

Source: Pamela Geller’s Free-Speech Hypocrisy | The American Conservative

I said it before and I will say it again; if someone mocked Pamela Geller’s ethnicity and said she belonged in an oven, that person would be silenced in a heartbeat. But, yet, Geller can do this? It’s Horse-Hockey. Freedom of speech is one thing; using that freedom to abuse a particular religion to evoke violence —- that is not freedom of speech, that’s blind hatred. For this Pamela should be held responsible for it and put in a jail cell, where she truly belongs. 😡

The Friday morning music express – Special Memorial Edition – Presents: B.B. King

They say it comes in threes, first a family friend and now, this man.

My other favorite of his:

B.B. King, the larger-than-life guitarist and singer who helped popularize electric blues and brought it to audiences for more than six decades, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. King, who was diagnosed with diabetes nearly 30 years ago, was hospitalized last month due to dehydration. Last October, he was forced to cancel eight tour dates for dehydration and exhaustion. His attorney, Brent Bryson, confirmed his death to the Associated Press. – Source: Rolling Stone

One thing to remember; if there had never been a B.B. King; there would have never been a Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page or none of the rest of them white people who were inspired by this man.

I think this tribute from NBC news is very well done:

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Fox News: The thrill is gone: Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

There are many bloggers remembering Mr. King; left and right. Here they all are: Washington Post, The Stranger …, Common Dreams,Gothamist, Chicago Tribune, Poynter., Reuters, Outside the Beltway, The Week,Scared Monkeys, Hinterland Gazette, The Daily Caller and alicublogCommon Dreams, CBS New York, Taylor Marsh, ABC News,abc11.comEd Driscoll

In Memoriam: Beryl Frazier – 1950-2015

Buryl Frazier and her husband Walter

Beryl Frazier and her husband Walter

Yesterday, I had to do something that I am really not a big fan of; I had to go to a Funeral. It was for, however, a very special Lady. Her name was Beryl Frazier. Beryl Frazer was born Beryl Wingo in 1950. She was born in Alabama. Beryl’s family had special connection to mine, in more ways than one.

Back in the late 1950’s when my Mom was a little girl; my grandparents were looking for a place to live here in Detroit. My grandfather, Mr. Hayes worked at the Clark Street Cadillac plant in Detroit. My grandfather happened to know Mr. Wingo. Somehow or another, my grandfather got hooked up with Mr. Wingo and my grandparents ended up renting out the upstairs of the Wingo family’s house.

The other half of is separate story in itself. Walter Frazier was basically responsible for bringing my Father from Middlesboro, Kentucky to Detroit in 1967 to find a job here; back when you could actually still do such things. My Dad, his brother and Walter had an apartment together in those first years when they moved up here. I will always be grateful to Walter for doing that; otherwise, I would not be here, typing this little story out! 😀

Well, Walter got a job working at Clark Street and I guess he met Mr. Wingo there and that’s where he learned about Beryl. They met and married and somewhere along the line, my Mom met Walter and was shocked to see that Walter had married someone who my Mother knew from her younger years! 😀

Now about Beryl — I am simply going to put and paste something that I wrote on my Cousin Pam’s facebook posting in the comments section:

Beryl Frasier was the happiest woman I ever met. I never ever saw that woman angry or with a frown on her face. she had a joy but only Jesus can truly give.

I don’t mean to preach or get all religious sounding in here, Because I kn
ow some people don’t appreciate that. But that woman was a woman of faith and she knew who her God was and she knew where she was going when her time ended here on this earth and that’s why she was always happy.

She is in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His Heavenly kingdom and one day when my time here is over, I will join her there.

This is because of a decision that I made on June 7, 1982 at the age of 9 years old in the auditorium of open door Baptist Church and that’s when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and started the journey of making him the Lord of my life.

And that’s a fact jack!

Rest in peace sweet Lady, because the Lord knows you definitely earned every last minute of it.

Amen.

Holy Moley! A progressive writer actually tells the truth about radical islam

Update – Sunday, May 17. 2015: I think that I need clear something up here. I do not support Pamela Geller’s abuse of freedom of speech at all.  Nor do I support that ISIS or any other radical muslim group. There is a solution to this problem; but it is not doing what Pamela Geller or Robert Spencer are doing. With these two, it is a religious war; Geller being Jewish and Spencer being a Papist. It is a religious war that almost got a bunch of people killed. For that alone; Geller and Spencer should be brought up on charges of hate speech which incited violence. With freedom of speech comes responsibility and they did not show that at all.

Consider this little snippet from a little video clip that I love: (Won’t work on mobile)

Think about that one, the next time you hear Pamela Geller say that someone is trying to take away her freedom of speech.

Here’s a headline you don’t see everyday:

The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face – Salon.com

It was enough to cause the bloggers at “Chick’s on the Right” to issue a “Flying Pig Alert!” Yeah really. What the heck else is gonna happen this week? Obama comes out…..as a Republican? 😯

Strange…. 😮

Oh, and by the way, I still don’t like it that Geller did that stuff okay? But, I can see this dude’s point. I also wrote that before ISIS said, “yeah, we did it…”