Open Thread, Sunday 12 January 2014


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40 Responses to Open Thread, Sunday 12 January 2014

  1. Your morning Jeanine. Hat tip: iOTW.

  2. What A Hoot says:

    Like the “traffic circle” halfway up.

  3. I gotta admit, this Loretta Fuddy case is kinda loopy. This is the Hawaiian state official who authenticated the Obama birth cert and was the sole death in a recent plane crash. It is strange that the NTSB didn’t investigate this thoroughly.

    Is this the US Marshall who survived the crash?

  4. Marie Claire mag smacking down Candace Cameron Bure over her marriage comments. Causing a ruckus on Twitter. Hat tip: StrandedInSonoma.
    This link includes an amazing HuffPo interview with Candace that really should be seen. She’s a very articulate young woman.

    • barnslayer says:

      She comes from a good family. Her brother Kirk Cameron is an outspoken Christian actor. He stared in “Fireproof” which is one of Alex Kendrick’s films and I highly recommend for the entire family. “Facing the Giants” is another Kendricks film (my favorite). There’s about eight. All have strong Christian values as the theme. Thumbs up to Candice for standing up and being counted.

  5. Knight4GFC says:

    “In a statement published on a Tea Party website, Davis said nullification was not “an available remedy” and then went on to misinterpret Article VI’s so-called “Supremacy Clause” and perpetuate the myth of unquestionable judicial authority. Read my take on those egregious errors here.

    Island Packet quotes Davis’s denial of a state’s power to nullify ObamaCare:

    “The conversation really has gotten off the rails a little bit,” Davis said Wednesday, after holding three public hearings across the state that drew hundreds. “Everybody talks about nullification. This isn’t nullification. We can’t nullify.”

    Can’t nullify? States must nullify!

    As James Madison wrote in the Virginia Resolution of 1798:

    In case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.

    So, someone should tell Senator Davis that not only can South Carolina nullify ObamaCare, but it is duty bound to do so…”

    Good News and Bad News for ObamaCare Nullification

  6. Knight4GFC says:

    “It has been said that a man can be judged by the quality of the friends he keeps. Perhaps, in the same vein, a film can be judged by its audience. This thought occurred to me as I stood in line for the latest Mark Wahlberg flick, Lone Survivor. I was surrounded by men with white beards and weathered faces, wearing earth-tone clothes and combat boots. I felt that if I’d called out “Hooyah!” the whole line just might “Hooyah!” back. It dawned on me then that I hoped that Lone Survivor would be what its audience promised — a solid military flick that would arouse vague feelings of patriotism and brotherhood. I am happy to say that the film surpassed the promise of the company it kept.

    Lone Survivor, based on the autobiographical book of the same title by former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, portrays the events of “Operation Red Wings” — the failed Afghanistan SEAL mission to kill a regional Bin Laden ally named Ahmad Shah.”

    “Lone Survivor” — A Moving Testament to the Bonds of Brotherhood

    I would like to see this movie. Has anyone else seen this new movie?

    • Knight4GFC says:

      “Morally, the US has lost her way and we already see crime spiralling out of control. From teens reveling in the knock out game, to hackers stealing millions of credit card identities… from legalizing pot to abortion. Americans are vainly searching for something or someone to believe in again. God is right there for them, but many, many can’t seem to call His name anymore.”

      INCONTROVERTIBLE. The Truth is staring at us dead in our face.

      “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

      BTW, as far as I see it, we will need a Divine intervention to avoid what I see as inevitable… the S WILL H T F.

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    Time magazine, for example, is facing worldwide ridicule for blaming the recent “polar vortex” that brought record cold temperatures across America on man-made “global warming” — after having linked the exact same phenomenon to alleged “global cooling” in 1974. In an article headlined “Another Ice Age?” appearing almost four decades ago, Time said “scientists” had found evidence of “global cooling” in an expansion of the “circumpolar vortex…” – Global Warming Alarmists, Looking Ridiculous, Double Down

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    Roger Ailes On New WTC: ‘We Should Fill The Last 10 Floors With Muslims So They Never Do It Again’

    • barnslayer says:

      Moslems use their own children as suicide bombers, marry 9 year old girls, and blow up the mosques of rival sects….. Yup. That’ll work. Roger Ailes May be the reason FOX News cares so much about fair and balanced. Howsabout concentrating on the truth?

  9. Knight4GFC says:

    “WND has reported extensively on a new effort by the Obama administration to use mental-health diagnoses to deprive people of their Second Amendment rights.

    It’s already being applied to military veterans. Government evaluators simply are determining that veterans should not be allowed to have weapons and reporting their names to the FBI’s banned list. Just last week, Obama issued several executive orders that would make it easier for medical diagnoses and other evaluations of citizens to be reported to the FBI.”

    Warning: Gun confiscation coming soon

    ‘Up to law-abiding owners to beat back next assault driven by emotion and fear’


  10. Knight4GFC says:

    “In discussions throughout the Capitol, Mitchell has expressed her concern new rules proposed by the IRS demonstrate once again the Obama administration is determined to keep tea-party groups from having the type of impact on the mid-term elections this November that they had in 2010, when Republicans grabbed majority control of the House of Representatives.”

    Look out! Obama weaponizing IRS

    Attorney warns taxman opening ‘2nd front’ in war on conservatives


  11. Knight4GFC says:

    “It is the factory’s first handgun made of titanium alloy and weighs 500 grams.

    The gun was released on Jan. 6, and is named in tribute to Nirbhaya, the pseudonym of the 23-year-old victim of a 2012 brutal gang rape in Delhi, the paper reported.”

    India makes first gun designed for women

    Now I wonder what our sister, Shalini thinks about this?

    • barnslayer says:

      Not impressed. It’s only 95 grams lighter than a Glock 19 and it’s .32 caliber makes it less powerful. Might as well go with the Glock 42 (.380) at 350 grams. Or even a PPK/s heavier but more sleek. Any of these is much less expensive as well. Keep in mind…. When you choose light weight you give up resistance to recoil.

      • Not to mention the severe cost penalty of all the titanium in that thing. That’s got to be pricey.

        • barnslayer says:

          I think the article said $2000! That’s nuts!!! Also… I’ve seen titanium scratched, gouged and stripped threads on my Seiko diver. (I would have to replace the case to fix it). Threaded or high wear areas would need steel or other inserts.

          • Totally agree. On the other hand, I applaud the initiative of the Indian authorities to promote a truly effective means of self defense for women. At least this is not a joke, like the electric zapping bra thingy. 🙄

  12. solaratov says:

    Good story. And not too long. 😉

    Worth a read.


  13. Knight4GFC says:

    But I thought it was legal there? 😉

    Colorado replaces 420 mile marker with 419.99 after multiple thefts

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