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Hillary Clinton and America’s Ethical Compass

Posted in Election 2016,Media Bias,U.S. by Ryan on the April 29th, 2015

I am genuinely interested to see how long and how far the campaign of Hillary Clinton for President continues. The obvious lack of transparency and as Mitt Romney put it, “every appearance” of unethical conduct and cover up and graft, would normally disqualify someone almost instantly. Yet here we are, with still more scandals and disturbing facts coming to light, but no overwhelming swell that is clearly sweeping her from the national stage. Talking heads wonder if it will harm Hillary’s campaign and others discuss her strategy and path to be the nominee for the Democratic party, and eventually President. Fortunately, some have come to their senses and are beginning to have serious reservations, despite idealogical alignment with her. Were she a Republican, her demise would already be assured, but the media does not adhere to an unbiased standard among the two parties.

If the Democratic party proceeds to ignore the numerous issues surrounding Hillary Clinton, it will show just how ethically bankrupt democrats are. That fact that she is still held up as a serious candidate already betrays their lack of principles.

I hope that she is eliminated as soon as possible from serious discussion for the Presidency, not for the sake of ending Mrs. Clinton’s political career, but for the sanity and soul of America. We need good men and women to fill our high offices.

Out of Control Police

Posted in Uncategorized by Ryan on the April 10th, 2015

There is no place for law enforcement “professionals” like this in the United States. They shouldn’t be placed on paid leave, they should be on unpaid leave if you’re not going to terminate them right away. Then charge them for anything and everything criminally prosecutable in the video.

I’m sure the suspect will have his day in court as well for his lawlessness, after he gets out of the hospital.

The suspect was knocked off the horse, went prone and was clearly submitting to surrender. The chase, whatever it entailed, was over. He even placed his hands behind his back and kept them there. I’m sure he wished he hadn’t spread his legs for the officer that took a well aimed kick at the opportunity, to say nothing of the cheapness of every single blow delivered.

The irony is that the actual criminal prior to this beating will likely be a very rich man after the dust has settled in the coming months or years. Congratulations Mr. Pusok, you just won the stupid police brutality lottery.

UPDATE: I missed this development, but a month after posting this, an article detailed the settlement for Mr. Pusok.

The county agreed to pay Pusok a $650,000 settlement less than two weeks after the incident.

What would be great is if it came out of the officers’ paychecks and pensions. Garnish their wages for the next 10 years or something. Sadly, I assume it’s essentially coming out of the pockets of residents of San Bernardino County.

The worst part is that Mr. Pusok basically just cashed out, instead of doing what needs to be done and strip some of these officers of their badges.

As part of the settlement, the county admitted no wrongdoing in Pusok’s arrest.

Climate Change’s Reach Expands Further Yet

Posted in Climate Change,President Obama by Ryan on the April 8th, 2015

President Obama took to blaming climate change as a contributing factor in his daughter’s asthma as a child, and encourages action on climate to prevent more asthma related incidents.


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I believe the logic follows that warmer temperatures increases the duration and volume of pollen during the spring, thus exacerbating asthmatic reactions and thus the potential for attacks. It is spelled out here at this NIH website.

Increase carbon dioxide concentrations and temperatures, thereby affecting the timing of aeroallergen distribution and amplifying the allergenicity of pollen and mold spores

 

It didn’t take long for some to point out other likely culprits.

 

If you go to the CDC website on Asthma and second hand smoke (yes, there is a page dedicated to the subject) you learn the following:

Tobacco smoke is one of the most common asthma triggers. Tobacco smoke—including secondhand smoke—is unhealthy for everyone, especially people with asthma.

 

Topping the CDC’s list of Common Asthma Triggers?

  • Tobacco Smoke
  • Dust Mites
  • Outdoor Air Pollution
  • Cockroach Allergen
  • Pets
  • Mold
  • Smoke From Burning Wood or Grass

 

But just like Michelle Obama’s trip to Target, it’s possible that Malia’s asthma will be repurposed by Obama at some point should a politically convenient opportunity arise.

Indiana’s RFRA and a Macro Perspective on the Culture Wars

Posted in Uncategorized by Ryan on the April 1st, 2015

Tim Carney encapsulates the sentiment held by many on the right regarding the culture war fireworks with the recent outburst on the left over Indiana’s RFRA.

From gay marriage to abortion, the left has become unsatisfied with tolerance and even legal recognition of their positions. They now demand philosophical compliance and legal enforcement of their positions. Where once they requested respect and tolerance, they now extend neither.

Religious liberty is the terms of surrender the Right is requesting in the culture war. It is conservative America saying to the cultural and political elites, you have your gay marriage, your no-fault divorce, your obscene music and television, your indoctrinating public schools and your abortion-on-demand. May we please be allowed to not participate in these?

But no. Tolerance isn’t the goal. Religious conservatives must atone for their heretical views with acts of contrition: Bake me a cake, photograph my wedding, pay for my abortion and my contraception.