As the bumper sticker says, “Don’t Mess With Texas”. Besides having an express lane to the Pentobarbital Ride at HuntsvilleLand State Penitentiary, the average Texan is fairly well armed.
Twenty-two time loser Ricky Wright, 36, had to find out the hard way.
As it turns out, Michelle Booker-Hicks of Dallas must have had her Mamma Bear instincts kick-in when she witnessed Wright attempting to steal her SUV.
Did I mention that her 2 and 4-year-old toddlers were in the back seat?
It was then that Booker-Hicks somehow managed to get into the vehicle’s backseat, assumedly while still moving. Amazingly enough, from the backseat she reached into the glove compartment to snag her pistol.
At that moment in time, Wright found out what it was like to be shot in the head.
The mother, who does not want to be identified, left her children in the SUV while she ran inside the convenience store. Before she returned a man jumped into her vehicle and tried to drive away, but the woman saw what was happening and jumped in the back seat.
The woman told CBS 11 News she tried to get the man, later identified as Rickey Wright, to stop but he refused. At that point she was able to open her glove box, pull out a gun, and shoot Wright in the head.
“I should have just have emptied the whole clip but I didn’t. I didn’t. I just wanted to give him a warning shot that was it,” she said. “I’m not a killer or anything like that, but I do believe in defending what’s mine.”
The mother said she had just put the gun in the SUV hours before after her husband helped her with reloading. “I told him that I needed some bullets for my gun and he told me that he was going to go get it.”
Wright crashed into a light pole and was later taken to a local hospital. Thursday morning he was said to be in serious but stable condition. As he recovers the mother wanted to tell Wright something. “I wish I would’ve killed you, if I didn’t already,” she said.
Wright has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Restraint and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle. Court records show he has been arrested more than 20 times on a variety of charges — including unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, evading arrest, assault and theft.
President Trump will be winging his way to Europe next week, reportedly to demand that the leaders of the majority of NATO member nations start kicking-in their previously agreed upon 2 percent of their GDP to their NATO commitment.
To date, only the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece and Estonia have paid their dues in full.
In fact, it’s been the US that’s been doing all the heavy lifting.
Despite the US being just a single member, American taxpayer pays between one-fifth to one-fourth the total operating costs to protecting Europe from a possible Russian invasion.
Just in Fiscal Year 2010 alone, the United States dropped nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars on NATO ($711.8 million).
Even our stalwart British allies, who voted to leave the EU not all that long ago, have verified they’ll saddle-up with Team Euro Excitement Squad (or whatever the hell they’re called).
In spite of the EU swearing up and down they have no intention of starting a standing army for the European, there are 18 “Battlegroups”. Examples include;
The Nordic Battlegroup (Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Ireland and Norway)
Battlegroup 42 (United Kingdom, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden and the Netherlands)
The Balkan Battlegroup (Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus and Ukraine)
Visegrád Battlegroup (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine)
Speaking strictly for myself, if the member nations of the EU so desire to create their own armed forces, that’s their call. But for the life of me, I just don’t understand why we continue to pump billions of dollars for the defense of Europe, especially in light that the Berlin Wall came down decades ago.
Maybe President Trump will fix that once and for all.
Like tens of millions of Americans, I’m of Irish blood. Suffice it to say, it pains me to state that the Irish Republic has already past the point of no return.
Since the disastrous Second Vatican Council, Ireland has long since abandoned its Catholicism
Joining the Irish armed forces means you’ve really signed up with the United Nations’ Ministry of Defense
A huge majority of Irish citizens literally danced in the streets to celebrate killing the next generation of Irish men and women
The fond feelings many Americans of Irish lineage have in their hearts belongs more to the likes of Michaleen Oge Flynn of The Quiet Man fame, or Father Charles O’Malley crooning his way through “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral“.
Well, maybe watching Jerry Plunkett slugging his way through German lines under the watchful eye of Father Duffy could kick-start the heart of any 5th generation Irishman pining for the Auld Sod.
But in all fairness, that Ireland never really existed. With that said, seeing how far Ireland has degraded itself to secularism, atheism and multiculturalism makes me sometimes scratch my head in disbelief.
After all, there must have been at least a kernel of truth to those tales we were raised on. But you’d never know it by looking at Ireland in the 21st century.
Case in point, as reported by Virginia Hale of Breitbart London, Ireland’s first openly homosexual prime minister, Leo Varadkar, recently bemoaned the crisis facing Europe.
No, not the hundreds of thousands of usually illiterate and unskilled so-called “migrants” from the Middle East and Africa. His complaint is with those pesky Europeans who have the bad manners to love their respective nations.
As reported by Hale;
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has declared that the crisis facing the EU is not mass immigration, but European resistance to importing large numbers of migrants from the third world.
“This isn’t so much a migrant crisis as it is a political crisis,” the Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) said of disagreement within the EU over how to deal with illegal immigrants arriving to the continent.
“Europe needs migration,” he insisted, claiming the belief that hundreds of thousands of migrants from the world’s poorest countries arriving in boats and storming the EU’s frontiers is a problem that has been invented by right-wing parties for political gain.
Asserting that “the number of migrants crossing into Europe is a fraction of what it was 3 years ago”, Varadkar said the real issue facing the continent is the rise of patriotic parties which are opposed to endless mass migration from the Global South and demands that every EU country be required to take part in resettlement.
“But we have a political crisis because of the fact that anti-immigration and populist parties have been very electorally successful in Italy and central [and] eastern Europe.
Interestingly enough, Varadkar is also the second Irish PM not to be full-blooded Irish.
Éamon de Valera (his father was Spanish) was Ireland’s PM on three different occasions during the 1940s and 1950s. Varadkar’s father is native to Bombay, India.
Conor Berry formerly was employed by The Republican newspaper of Springfield, MA. But as I said… formerly.
On the heels of Jarrod Ramos being arrested for the shotgun murders of five people in the offices of the Annapolis newspaper, the Capitol Gazette, Berry sent out a tweet that looked an awful lot like breaking news.
Berry deleted the tweet after an editor from his paper saw it and demanded that the tweet be deep-sixed. However, the posting was seen before the deletion and screenshots soon began appearing on social media.
By Friday, Berry went back to Twitter to announce that his newspaper career had come “to a screeching halt,” The Hill reported.
Folks, My 21-year career as a “journalist,” a fancy term that makes my skin crawl, frankly, came to a screeching halt yesterday with one stupid, regrettable tweet. Can’t take it back; wish I could. My sincere apologies to all good, hardworking reporters and to POTUS supporters.
In spite of Berry’s multiple mea culpas, his apologies fell flat when he again took to Twitter to explain himself;
In one of the comments on his announcement, the now former reporter insisted that his original MAGA hat tweet was supposed to have been taken as sarcasm and cynicism, but it was “interpreted as fact. It was not fact. It was fiction.”
Despite Berry’s none-too-subtle insinuation that the killer is a Trump supporter, questions have arisen if Jarrod Ramos is a Democrat or Republican.
As it turns out, Ramos is so apolitical that Maryland records note his political affiliation as simply “Unaffiliated”.
Nonetheless, even though it’s an inanimate object, the now famous MAGA hat has somehow managed to “trigger” snowflakes everywhere, even in far-off prairielands of Canada;
It’s been said that in Las Vegas, you can lose all your cash in no time flat.
But if paranormal researcher Joshua Warren is right, you might be able to hold on to your cash for 0.000 020 (20 microseconds) seconds longer.
As reported by the CBS affiliate KCAL of Los Angeles, self-described “paranormal researcher named Joshua Warren claims he is the first person to ever discover a time warp, which he found near the city.”
Of course, to placate the conspiracy-minded;
Warren said he has been measuring the rate of time all over in areas between Las Vegas and the top secret Air Force site known as Area 51. Last week he found a spot in the desert just north of Vegas where he claims time has slowed down.”
Using what’s known as a “differential time rate meter,” also known as a “DT meter,” he claimed that for the first time ever he was able to record a measurement showing time had been slowing down for 20 microseconds — something that laws of physics prove should not occur.
To give an idea just how short a microsecond really is;
One million microseconds make a full second.
3.33564095 microseconds – the time it takes for light to travel one kilometer in a vacuum
One thousand microseconds make one full millisecond.
There are 1,000 milliseconds in a full second.
To completely circle the globe at the equator, light would take 134 milliseconds.
It would take the average human between 300 to 400 milliseconds to blink
For the truly OCD numbers geeks, there’s the attosecond, which is one quintillionth (0.000 000 000 000 000 001 ) of a full second.
Every once in a while, the good guys win. Or at lease make a valiant effort to thwart the bad guys.
That’s exactly what happened in London today, when four black-clad and helmeted thugs on scooters (minus manhood points already) attempted to rob a mother with child, reportedly of her jewelry.
Reporter Liam Deacon of Breitbart London notes that British TV personality Amanda Holden is the responsible party of telling the world what happened on Sandpits Road, in the Richmond area of SW London.
Obviously fearing for her life, the young mother grabs her child and runs directly into traffic to escape the would-be thieves.
Thankfully a handful of knights in shining armor in work clothes grabbed metal pipes off of their work truck and gave chase.
So this I know is happening everywhere but this was Sandpits Road Tw10 -21st June 12;35 broad daylight. Mother and child attached. And some #Heroes in a lorry chased them off. Call 101 or 999 if u know these scumbags.. pic.twitter.com/eOQObkBqQk
In the meantime, Deacon also cites that under London’s Labour Party mayor Sadiq Khan, “thefts on mopeds and bikes have increased by 2,138 per cent in just two years in parts of central London.”
Also reported by Deacon;
Richmond Upon Thames Police said in a statement: “Police were called at 12.35pm on Thursday, June 21 to Petersham after a woman was approached by four men on a black moped and motorbike who demanded her jewellery.
“They threatened her and a young child who was with her. No injuries were reported. No weapon was seen, although it was intimated. Members of the public went to the woman’s assistance and the suspects fled empty-handed. The suspects were all wearing black clothing.”
No arrests have been made.
But in all fairness to the London Bobbies, they are on the cutting edge world-wide when it comes to so-called hate crimes;
For those who follow this sort of thing, it’s not exactly a big shocker that the US Army has been at the cutting edge of social engineering for decades.
For us old enough to remember the crippling effects of “McNamara’s 100,000,” many wondered if the US military would ever survive Lyndon Johnson’s SecDef Robert Strange McNamara lowering the standards to allow into the armed forces “men with criminal records, medical defects, social maladjustments and psychiatric disorders.”
Nonetheless, the Army welcomed the substandard, the mentally unfit, and the patently stupid with open arms. Another high (low) point for the Democratic Party.
Anyhow, suffice it to say the Army is now on the cutting edge of:
Normalizing the sexually confused
Unwed mother ducking deployments
Trailblazing the way for boys-who-think-they’re-girls and girls-who think-they’re-boys
Commissioning BLM extremists as officers
Pay no attention to the fact that the Army paid for Pvt Bradly Manning’s sex change treatment while in a guest at the Cross-Bar Hotel (AKA: Ft Leavenworth), or that Beau Bergdahl, of Obama’s famous “I’ll give you a slew of terrorists for one deserter” fame, was actually kicked out of US Coast Guard Boot Camp very early in training due to “psychological reasons”.
The Army was more than happy to recruit this mental defective. But hey, maybe the Army was running short of ballet dancers.
Many have openly wondered if the Army would ever shake its self-induced SJW madness.
Maybe they finally have.
While under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the Army focused on small groups of highly trained special ops troops to take on the likes of ISIS, the Taliban, Boko Haram, etc.
But with the fall of the Soviet Union just a handful of years before the War on Terror, the US Army was, well… pretty much out of a job.
Instead of protecting ungrateful Germans from never-ending numbers of Russkie armored and mechanized infantry divisions hammering through the Fulda Gap, the new Army mission was to take up the battle standard of political correctness.
Bubba and Hillary could not have been happier. But along came Donald.
Fighting will now take precedence over dealing with transitioning transgender troops, drug abuse and other issues as the Army seeks to overhaul its training regimen to hone its soldiers’ battlefield skills.
In a series of servicewide memorandums approved by Army Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and obtained by The Washington Times, service leaders are making optional previously mandatory training on issues such as transgender transition and drug abuse. The move, Army leaders argue, is designed to relieve stress on the overburdened troop training regimen and refocus on soldiers’ ability to fight in combat.
Army officials are codifying the new marching orders into servicewide training guidelines and doctrine, which will bring the Army more in line with the Pentagon’s new National Defense Strategy, Col. O’Grady said.
The strategy, which was one of Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ earliest policy initiatives, shifted away from the George W. Bush and Obama-era strategies dominated by battling extremist groups including al Qaeda, the Taliban and Islamic State, and putting the priority on challenging traditional nation-state rivals such as China and Russia. It also placed a greater emphasis on increasing lethality in conventional combat operations.
Along with scaling back noncombat training mandates, service leaders are also extending the time soldiers spend in infantry training. Soldiers graduating from the nine-week basic training course will now spend an additional two months in “advanced individual training” before heading to their first duty stations.
Additional combat training after Recruit Training but before shipping out to PMOS (Primary Military Occupational Specialty) school is something the Marine Corps has been doing for decades.
Unfortunately, the opinion of the Border Patrol’s union doesn’t meet the standards of a prosecutable law.
Very few things in life would make me happier than to see Peter Fonda cooling his heels for a few day in the Park (Montana) County Jail. Especially if they threw his ass amongst the GP (general population). If there’s one thing cons do well, it’s how to take care of those who threaten violence upon children. Continue reading Border Patrol Union labels Peter Fonda ‘Domestic Terrorist’→
This isn’t your father’s Democratic Party. You can say that again.
So what is today’s new and improved Democratic Party up to?
Defends those poor, mistreated ISIS killers
Refers to NRA members as “terrorists”
Protects the integrity of MS-13
Openly advocates for Hamas
Labels Republicans as “deplorable”
Booed the mere mention of God at the DNC a few years ago
The latest from the Jackass Party is that while the Trump Administration feeds, clothes, educates, provides medical treatment… all in a safe and sanitary setting, the Democrats openly lie of what’s happening.
The Democrats have described these facilities as throwbacks to Nazi death camps. Does the below picture look anything like Auschwitz? Hardly.
The New York Times quoted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen correcting the fake news report that 12,000 minors were separated from their parents. In actuality, the vast amount of children held in protective custody of government officials came to the border via a third party, in other words, human traffickers;
The vast majority, vast, vast majority of children who are in the care of H.H.S. right now — 10,000 of the 12,000 — were sent here alone by their parents. That is when they were separated. So somehow we’ve conflated everything. But there is two separate issues. 10,000 of those currently in custody were sent by their parents with strangers to undertake a completely dangerous and deadly travel alone.
Secretary Nielson recently claimed that human trafficking is a $500 million per year business. As the Washington Post noted;
The math is pretty simple. A Homeland Security official explained that the agency assumed that transnational criminal organizations receive an average of $5,000 per person smuggled, a number based on interviews with undocumented immigrants who are caught. DHS apprehends about 300,000 people a year who try to illegally cross the border each year, so the agency took one third of that number — 100,000 — and multiplied it times $5,000, yielding a figure of $500 million.
According to the staff at Casa San Diego, only 10% of the kids there were actually separated from their parents. 90% of those residents were trafficked, sent across the border alone. This house is similar to Casa Padre in Texas. It’s the largest government contracted Youth Center in the nation. One of the dozens funded by you, the US taxpayers.
Of those astronomical numbers who made the trek with human traffickers, Ingraham also cited an interview she conducted with US Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, when she asked of the conditions these children deal with at the hands of the human traffickers;
So we see on a daily basis Laura, we see these kids being abused on the Mexican side. We know when some of these female children come across, their parents send them with Plan B medication because they are expected to be raped along the journey when coming through Mexico, Central America and that’s horrific.
Ingraham also noted what the human traffickers to with these children as soon as US law enforcement officials are within sight;
On of our border agents from Texas last night revealed that he’s seen on many occasions that when border patrol approaches a ‘family unit’, the so-called parent, who ends up not being the parent, just drops the child runs.
And while the Democrats give a wink and a nod in approval to the modern-day slave traders, the number of women and girls raped by the “Coyotes” is simply put, sky high. As the reliably leftie Huffington Post noted;
According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 percent, according to an Amnesty International report.
This year alone, immigration authorities expect more than 70,000 unaccompanied minors to come through the United States unlawfully…
Here’s the truth of the matter; there aren’t any “unaccompanied” children headed from Central America to the US-Mexico border.
Slavers (aka: “Coyotes“) are the ones making tons of cash while plying their trade.
And the Democrats look the other way, instead, salivating at the sight of probable future Democrats crossing the border. Illegally, I might add.
From October through May [of 2018], the Border Patrol apprehended 32,372 unaccompanied minors, up about 1,300 from a year earlier.
The tens of thousands of children that cross over illegally to the United States is a problem that was alive and well during the Obama years, but widely ignored by the Establishment Media. As CBS News reported;
In fiscal year 2015 there were 39,970 children apprehended, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics. That figure increased by about 33 percent in 2016 (59,692), before declining in 2017 (41,435). For fiscal year 2018, there have been 32,372 unaccompanied children apprehended, on pace to surpass 2017.
While the Democrats are making political hay from their often quoted “Nazi” comparison to Team Trump, I say shoot back.
Trump and his subordinates need to tell the American people the truth: The Democrats are complicit in the 21st century slave trade. End of story, full stop, period.
Arguably the Queen of Hoosegow Hotties is Meagan Simmons, a Florida wife and mother of four. Popped in 2010 for reckless driving, TheFW.com noted;
“I don’t think it’s that good a picture,” Simmons added, disagreeing with the general consensus on the mug shot. “There are other ones I would prefer.”
Simmons explained she prepared for the now-famous photo by “crying her eyes out.” (Hey, whatever works.)
According to the former Hooter’s waitress, she’s been contacted by people all over the world. And it turns out men like a bad girl because there have been marriage proposals and offers to pay her bills.
But in the meantime, enjoy a few more pics of America’s top Felonious Fräuleins;
Giving Meagan a serious run for the #1 spot.
Loco vatos need love, too.
BE… AGGRESSIVE! BE, BE AGGRESSIVE! No, wait. That’s what got me in trouble to begin with.
Dental hygienist? Fighting plaque is no crime.
Just checking to make sure you’re paying attention.
Me so guilty.
The Elvis sneer, a Myrtle Beach silk-screened shirt, a rap sheet. This gal’s the complete package.
I’m calling bullshit on this one. Punjabi girls go to Harvard University, not county jail.
She’s already sporting an orange jumpsuit? That’s never a good sign.
Not really arrested, just wickedly funny. Lauren Sivan of Fox News.
Now the Left is in meltdown over illegal alien minors being separated from their illegal alien parents.
Never mind that the legal precedent was signed into law under Barack Obama. Amazingly enough, there wasn’t a whole lot of outrage from the same Leftie-scum.
While I’m at it… ask your favorite #NeverTrump crybaby exactly how many illegals they happen to provide refuge to in their own homes? As we all know, the answer will be zero.
Again, while I’m at it… ask the same #NeverTrump crybaby if they happen to have a functioning front door to their apartment, home, mansion, whatever. Of course, they’ll say that obviously they have a functioning front door to their apartment, home, mansion, whatever.
Then ask them WHY they even bother having said functioning front door?
It’s quite amusing watching the lights slowly come on.
Anyhow, enjoy this flashback to the Blunder Years of Barry Obama;
The Norwegian government has extended the invitation to the Trump Administration to slightly double the number of US Marines to participate in the Scandinavian version of “extreme cold weather training”.
If accepted, the number of Leathernecks involved in the six-month long training cycle would jump from approximately 300 to a whopping 700. And this has the Russians seeing red.
The Russian Embassy in Norway warned of “consequences” after Norway invited up to 700 U.S. Marines to the country.
“We qualify them as clearly unfriendly and they will not remain without consequences.”
Not quite done whining over a battalion’s worth Marines, the Russkie rant continued on with the warning that the mere presence of the Marines would lead to an “arms race and lead to destabilization of the situation in northern Europe.”
Possibly missing something in the translations from Russian to Norwegian to English, the insult/threat leveled at the Norwegians seemed to lack some oompf;
We believe that security in Europe must be equal and indivisible. It can only be built on the basis of respect for genuine national interests, mutual respect and cooperation. The better you see it in Oslo, the better.
For 65 years, the United States has maintained a military force in the Republic of Korea (ROK) that’s always numbered at least in the tens of thousands.
It’s time to bring that to an end.
Of the 28,500 American troops, the overwhelming majority are of the US Army, scattered throughout the nation on dozens of bases, both minor and major. There is also a sizable minority of US Air Force personnel stationed at Osan and Kunsan airbases.
The only others would be a smallish US Navy supply base at the end of the peninsula (in Busan, the ROK’s second largest city), and a microscopic US Marine Corps administrative and liaison facility in Daegu.
With all that aside, one of President Trump’s campaign promises was to start bringing our troops home. The Republic of Korea would be a great place to start.
I’m not advocating this because I’m a dove. I’m anything but.
And while it’s debatable if the South Korean people want us on their soil, it’s a sure bet we aren’t needed there.
On the heels of President Trump’s successful first meeting with NoKo dictator Kim Jung-un, don’t buy off on the liberal media’s hyper-ventilating that without US troops in-country, somehow South Korea is “wide open for invasion!” as I’ve recently heard some twit over at MSNBC breathlessly claim.
As previously stated, we have slightly under 30,000 members of all branches of our armed forces stationed in the Republic… but do you know the size of the ROK military?
Active duty strength alone stands at nearly a two-third of a million (625,000). Reservists number 5.2 million. That’s right, I said million.
Not bad for a nation roughly the size of Minnesota.
In fact, the everything military website GlobalFirePower.com ranks the ROK as the 7th most powerful military force on the planet.
In spite of Japan’s post-WW II constitution forbidding an offensive military, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is doing his level best to amend such. And besides, Japan has one of the most technologically advanced navy and air force, not just in the Far East, but anywhere.
But back to Korea. To add insult to injury, the four million man ROK armed forces isn’t even commanded by a Korean.
A hangover from the Korean War, the United Nations commander of all allied forces in South Korea was and still is an American general.
Yeah, I know I’m ahead of the power curve on this one, but I think our president is a shoe-in for the next Nobel Peace Prize.
I’m also of the opinion that in light of the Nobel’s recent history, President Trump very well may consider the Nobel medallion itself little more than a glorified doorstop.
As we all remember, the Nobel committee selected Barack Obama as the 2009 recipient. And Obama’s qualifications? Well, he wasn’t George W. Bush… and that’s all those pussy Europeans considered important.
Anyhow, I think our president should accept when he wins the Norwegian honorific for his efforts to evade World War III on the Korean Peninsula.
Upon his acceptance, I certainly would consider it as Trump’s crowning glory if he were to accept in the name of our fellow American citizens in the Mariana Islands chain, as well as Otto Warmbier.
As everyone remembers from last summer, North Korean government-controlled media specifically threatened the US territory of Guam with a nuclear strike.
As the reliably leftie Independent newspaper of London noted;
North Korea is reviewing plans to strike US military targets in Guam with its medium-range ballistic missiles to create “enveloping fire,” according to state media.
The governor of Guam, Eddie Baza Calvo, posted an address early Wednesday morning on YouTube, telling island residents not to worry.
“I know we woke up to media reports of North Korea’s talk of revenge on the United States and this so-called newfound technology that allows them to target Guam,” the governor said. “I’m working with Homeland Security, the rear admiral and United States to ensure our safety, and I want to reassure the people of Guam that currently there is no threat to our island or the Marianas.”
Directly north of the American territory on the Marianas chain is the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).
While most State-Siders don’t even know that the Marianas Islands are 100 percent American, both Guam and the CNMI are a whole lost closer to Pyongyang than Washington, DC (2,000 miles vs nearly 13,000 miles, respectively).
As Gov. Calvo (R) informed the Commander-in-Chief that not only the residents of Guam, but also those in the CNMI know what it’s like to be “targeted”.
All Americans knew the feeling of being within range of NoKo ballistic missiles, but our fellow Americans on the Marianas probably wouldn’t even have enough warning time to even take cover.
It’s no small wonder that thousands of the Chamorro gathered at towns and villages up and down the chain to publicly recite the Rosary asking for celestial intervention.
A more than worthy co-recipient would be the late Otto Warmbier.
As the president noted post-summit, it was young Otto that the catalyst for the two leaders meeting in the first place. As reported by NBC News, Trump credited Warmbier untimely death for making the talks possible;
“Otto Warmbier is a very special person and he will be for a long time in my life. His parents are good friends of mine. I think without Otto, this would not have happened,” Trump told reporters at a Tuesday news conference in Singapore.
“Something happened from that day, was a terrible thing. It was brutal,” the president added. “But a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea. I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain. He had a lot to do with us today.”
Warmbier’s parents, Fred and Cindy, issued a statement Tuesday, “We appreciate President Trump’s recent comments about our family. We are proud of Otto and miss him. Hopefully something positive can come from this.”
The summit, where Trump and Kim signed a joint statement agreeing to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, was held on the anniversary of Warmbier’s release.
Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student from Ohio, was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016 after he was arrested for taking a poster from a hotel he was staying in while on a tourist visit to Pyongyang and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
However, he was released by North Korea on “humanitarian grounds” in June 2017 and sent home in a coma, where doctors described his condition as “unresponsive wakefulness.” He died days later on June 19, and it is still not known what exactly killed him.
Fourth ranked welterweight Colby “Chaos” Covington was suppose to lose to Brazilian champion Rafael dos Anjos in last Saturday night’s UFC bout in Chicago.
According to OddsShark.com, dos Anjos was a -123 favorite to win (you bet $100 on dos Anjos to win, you win an additional $81.30). Covington was at +100 (you bet $100 on Covington to win, you win an additional $100).
But in a fight that went the full five rounds, Covington won in a unanimous decision, much to the chagrin of the Chicago crowd.
Hailing from California’s High Sierra Mountains, Covington made clear his political leanings just as soon as he won the belt. As noted by Breitbart.com;
“I’m going to do what a real American should do. I’m bringing this belt to the White House, and I’m putting it on Donald Trump’s desk,” he said immediately after the decision was announced. Some of the Chicago fans booed after his proclamation.
After getting a chance to shower and clean himself up after the fight, Covington refreshed himself with a bottle of “nerd tears” and unloaded on the “Filthadelphia Eagles” during his post-fight press conference;
(Above photo: Son and papa Schwarzeneggers, Christopher and Arnold.)
Here I am, rapidly approaching 60 years of age, and I still hear the same old elementary school barbs regarding my last name (it’s actually Anglicized from the archaic Old German, Weithmann, “Man of the Fields”).
Speaking of the etymology of Germanic surnames, there’s the old story of an interview done years ago of an up-and-comer by the odd name of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
As it turns out, the bodybuilder from Austria had recently wed then-CBS News anchor Maria Shriver. Yes, that Maria Shriver, niece to President Jack Kennedy, Senator Bobby Kennedy, and fat-ass murderer Ted Kennedy.
Anyhow, the interviewer asked Arnold what his last name meant in German.
Literally translated, Arnold told him, it means “Black Plowman”. Thrown aback, the interviewer asked him, “Well… how do the Kennedys like having a black plowman in the family?”
Interestingly enough, the Kennedy name is a joining of the ancient Gaelic Ceann and Éidigh meaning “Ugly Head.”
The Germans and Irish aren’t the only ones with rather unique family monikers. Go far enough back in any race or ethnicity, every surname has a deeper meaning.
Case in point would be the character from the Godfather Part II, Frankie Five Angels.
More correctly known through the film as Frank Pentangeli.
People have last names of someone long, long ago who took as the title of their family to be forever known by his occupation, or geographic, or even his or her own lineage;
Not just Europe, either.
As most Westerners would think, the prime minister of Japan is Shinzō Abe. But translated from the modern Japanese for his first name and the now-dead ancient Japanese language Ainu of his family name, the PM’s full name is loosely translated as Gift from God (Shinzō) Sun Festival (Abe).
Now that’s a happenin’ name.
Another example would be Fleetwood.
Made famous by the creeps-inducing drummer of a 70s super-group, a line of Cadillacs that Black folks just couldn’t get enough of, and the namesake of about a billion cheaply produced trailers that have housed generations of “Idiocracy” White Trash, they all fall into the Fleetwood category, a portmanteau of the Old English fleot “stream”, and wudu “wood”.
As previously illustrated, not all English last names are as they seem.
A rather rare British surname would be that of “Hardmeat”. However unfortunate the same is, the roots have nothing to do with sexual prowess or beef jerky.
Hardmeat happens to be teeny-tiny village in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.
Originally known as Hardmete, some dude long ago and far away took the village’s name as his own, but with centuries worth of hand-written records the only way to keep histories straight, the surname eventually morphed in Hardmeat.
Possibly due to either centuries of being made fun of, or because of busted teeth due to notoriously poor English dental hygiene, the village name was eventually renamed Hardmead.
President Trump has incurred the wrath of the Establishment Media during today’s White House Q and A presser held in the Rose Garden.
While our Chief Executive traded-off calling on reporters with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, it was then that the president crossed the line… according to the Establishment Media, that is.
As it turns out, as he and PM Abe were taking turns recognizing reporters, Trump gave the go-ahead to Fox News reporter John Roberts and eventually to The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti.
No CNN, no Washington Post, no Yahoo News, no MSNBC. You get the picture.
Nonetheless, Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker took to Twitter to pout his disapproval;
The two media outlets chosen by Trump to ask questions at this event were Fox News and the Daily Caller.
Seriously, I’ve got nothing against black people in general or any other racial or ethnic group. But there is a specific circumstance where I’m an absolute, first-class bigot.
I despise mindless drones who willfully surrender their ability for critical thinking just so they can follow the rest of the hive.
Sure looks like LeBron James and Steph Curry have forgotten that not all that long ago, black Americans loved everything Trump.
I certainly won’t insult the readers’ intelligence by posting all those pics that numerous black citizens-of-note who leapt when it came time for a photo-op with The Donald. The same pics are easily found by way of a simple image search.
Anyhow, like the bleating sheep that they are, James and Curry have answered the call by the unholy trinity of the Establishment Media, Al Sharpton and Nancy Pelosi ordering the slave-mentality minded to condemn everything Trump.
Case in point: ESPN is singing the praises of James and Curry for both announcing that neither of their respective teams will visit mean ol’ Trump when the 2018 NBA champs will eventually be crowned later this month.
These two dim-wits are about as edgy as a bowling ball.
Predictably, the rest of the Establishment Media is screaming in the faces of whoever will listen to them how cool it is to boycott the White House.
But wait… is that the same ESPN who pilloried goaltender Tim Thomas of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup winners, the Boston Bruins? Yep, sure is.
Quicker than you could say double standard,Joe McDonald of ESPN penned back in January of 2012, his article entitled “Tim Thomas put himself above team”;
But when the president of the United States invites you and all your teammates to the White House to honor your Stanley Cup championship, you go and represent the team.
On Monday, Thomas instead chose to represent himself.
Goalie Tim Thomas declined the invitation, however, calling into question his choice to place his own political leanings over a team event.
Never missing a chance to hate on white folks, even the lily-white Leftie English at The Guardian chimed in;
In so boldly declaring himself an individual who made choices only on his behalf, Thomas neglected the very first and basic rule of sports: It’s a team game. You win as a team, you lose as a team, and you say hello to the president as a team. Thomas was a stand out in the Bruins’ Stanley Cup campaign, but he did it as part of a collective.
Hmm… “as part of a collective.” Locutus of the Borg couldn’t have said it any better.
But then there’s this gem by Dave Hodge of Canada’s TSN;
Don’t know if it’s fair to point this out, but Tim Thomas has three children named Kiley, Kelsey and Keegan.
“potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” – Text message from Lisa Page to Peter Strzok, Sept 2, 2016.
Possibly every conservative news junkie in the nation is already aware of long-since fired Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe seeking complete and total immunity if he spills his guts to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
First of all, I’ll make clear that there will be a concerted effort on my part to mostly use left-leaning news sources only. That way I can’t be accused of parroting conservative news portals.
With that qualifier out of the way, CNN is reporting as of June 5, 2018;
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
“Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case,” wrote Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe, to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has requested McCabe testify next week.
I’ll readily admit that sometimes the Hillary Clinton email scandal has more twists and turns than a 10 gallon pot of spaghetti, so I’ll try my level best to stay out of the weeds.
Just keep two things in mind;
CNN is openly and clearly reporting that McCabe is that figurative drowning man not afraid to clutch at swords.
As NBC News reported back in February of this year, two very prominent persons involved in the same Clinton email cover-up implicated none other than Barack Obama in the same scandal.
Specifically, NBC noted that the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), “focuses on the FBI’s Investigation into the scandal and includes 384 pages of texts between Peter Strzok, one of the top FBI agents who was assigned to the Mueller investigation, and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer.”
But for those who may have forgotten what Sen. Johnson’s investigation uncovered;
Johnson suggests in the report that one particular set of texts between Strzok and Page — who were romantically involved — revealed that the two had been tasked with preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey because Obama apparently wanted to be kept abreast of the case.
In a Sept. 2, 2016, text exchange, Page writes that she was preparing the talking points because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Potus is an acronym for president of the United States.
While the American media is busy playing Where’s Melania and the POTUS has them chasing their tails over strategically timed tweets, the Establishment Media has given very little coverage to quite the seismic shift that’s just taken place in North Korea.
North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior US official said on Sunday.
Kim Jong-un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, the first such meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.
The US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was commenting on a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that all three of the North’s top military officials were believed to have been replaced.
While the names of those both canned and installed are unfamiliar with most Americans, the positions they held are self-evident in their importance;
Citing an unidentified intelligence official, Yonhap said No Kwang-chol, first vice-minister of the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, had replaced Pak Yong-sik as defence chief, while Ri Myong-su was replaced by his deputy, Ri Yong-gil.
North Korean state media previously confirmed that Army General Kim Su-gil had replaced Kim Jong-gak as director of the KPA’s (Korean People’s Army) General Political Bureau.
Walcott and Smith note that Kim’s removal and replacement of his top Flag Officers may have more to do with economics other than a much reported possibility of a military overthrow;
The move could support efforts by the North’s young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world, analysts said.
There’s been speculation a-plenty that Lil’ Kim is sweating-out a military takeover when he meets with President Trump in Singapore;
Kim is apparently concerned that the trip to Singapore may leave his government vulnerable to a military coup or that other hostile actors might try to depose him, sources told The [Washington] Post. The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since the country’s inception following the armistice in 1953.
Rumors of a simmering military revolt in North Korea are precisely the kind of thing that emboldened Kim to keep a tight grip on power over the years, according to some experts.
(Above photo, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Really.)
Sometimes you just have to flip the selector lever over to burst. That just may have been the thought process for an undisclosed number of Croatian police officers manning a border checkpoint on the Bosnian frontier.
The word out of Croatia is that police had to open fire on a van attempting to crash a border control point. As it turns out, a Bosnian citizen was behind the wheel, while the van itself was chock-full of 29 illegal “migrants” from Afghanistan and Iraq.
One of the few Muslim-majority nations in Europe, Bosnia has become a launch pad for fellow Mohammedans from North Africa and the Middle East.
In the meantime, Croatia is following the paths first blazed by fellow Catholic-majority Eastern European nations Poland and Hungary in regards to standing strong against the 21st century’s silent Muslim invasion of Europe.
Unlike the Moorish-Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th, or the Ottoman-Muslim invasion of the Balkans in the 14th century, the more recent attempted takeover of Europe has come with the near-total approval of the governments of Western Europe as well as the EU (European Union) centralized government.
Nine people were injured after a van carrying 29 illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Iraq attempted to ram a police checkpoint on the border between Bosnia and Croatia.
The driver, thought to be Bosnian, had been discovered ferrying the migrants across the border from his own country, which is outside the European Union, into Croatia, which joined the bloc in 2013.
Croatian police set up a roadblock to stop the vehicle near the south-eastern town of Zadar, but the migrants decide they would attempt to ram through it rather than surrender, forcing officers to open fire, Business Insider reports.
“The driver did not stop after several warnings. He finally passed through a roadblock and drove towards the police. The police reaction was justified. They were forced to open fire because their lives were in danger,” said Zadar police chief Ranko Drazina.
And yet again, I have to admit that he couldn’t have been more right.
The latest example of retarded maturation comes via Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old slack-ass who was just evicted from his parents’ basement in upstate New York.
As reported by Fox News, the Camillus, New York, native was on his final day of leeching off his parents, only to see his final fare-thee-well marred by Junior calling the local po-po over some missing Lego pieces;
The millennial told reporters he called police Friday morning because he believed his 8-year-old son’s Legos were in the basement and his father would not let him look for them. Instead, the father offered to look for specific items and, if he found them, bring them out. The Legos were found after police arrived.
Despite a State Supreme Court judge ruling against this breathing tumor, Rodondo claims this family feud isn’t done yet, regardless of his parents “harassing” him. As noted by ABC News;
Rotondo, who plans to appeal the decision, said he stopped speaking to his parents when they “alluded” to wanting him to leave the house in October, just one month after he lost custody and visitation rights of his son.
“I’m not bothering them by living here,” Michael Rotondo said in an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” “It’s little to no cost to them, and considering how much they’ve harassed me, I think it’s the least that they should be required to do, which is just let me hang here a bit longer and use their hot water and electricity.”
Not done yet slamming Hizzonor, ABC News also referenced;
[Rodondo] said he was shocked by the ruling and that he couldn’t believe the judge would “make it so that these people can just throw me out instead of letting me stay here.”
But wait, there’s more.
Yahoo news has published that Mamma and Poppa Rotondo even tried to help their man-child way before the court order was ever handed down;
Rotondo’s parents gave him $1,100 to find a new home but he said he spent the money on “other things.”
But wait, there’s even more. Believe it of not, due to his newfound notoriety, Rodondo has been offered two new jobs. Due to the nature of one of the two, there’s no reason why he can’t accept both.
First came the offer via Facebook from the Villa Italian Kitchen world-wide chain of pizza joints. Shockingly enough, they even offered a $1,101 signing bonus;
But wait, there’s even EVEN more.
TMZ tells the world that something called CamSoda is offering Rotondo $1,000 per month and a six moth contract simply to stream online his day-to-day activities.
Also cited the gossip-centered website;
Keep in mind, CamSoda made its name as the site where porn stars do online camming — but fear not, Michael’s job would be fully clothed.
The pouting, the screaming, the tantrums, the crying… it’s all gotten quire old. Really old.
I’m quite sure that just about everyone is already aware of Samantha Bee of calling First Daughter Ivanka Trump “a feckless c*unt” on her TBS alleged “comedy” show, to which her audience howled with approval;
Never mind the fact that Ivanka Trump is a dyed-in-the-wool New York liberal. Just because she won’t publically attack her father is reason enough to the Left to rip her to shreds. That’s Ivanka Trump’s real crime
“Go ahead. When you trip and fall into 2,000° molten lava, the world will have one less dumb-ass.”
Instead, this is how the Twitter exchange went;
Erm…we’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. (Please don’t try!) If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog, for example) to sugar, you get a pretty spectacular reaction.