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Villainous Company: Ask Not For Whom the Clue Bat Swingeth….

I have a dilemma. I can’t decide if the author that Cassandra is referring to here is dumber than an empty box of rocks, or is an errant knave. or perhaps both. Watch how a fool is separated from his inane verbiage. It swingeth for thee. In a delightfully entertaining post, Patterico takes on a […]

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Of War and Duty

And so, we come to it, don’t we, ISIS/ISIL/IS has decided they are at war with the United States, which isn’t much surprise. I’m confident that like the other enemies that have found us, such as Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, assorted Barbary Pirates, and a few others, their Hubris will eventually meet […]

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Conservative Comedy 8/22/14

It’s time for some Conservative Comedy at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best conservative political comedy, jokes, and satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. After promising (with a surprisingly straight face) a “transparent” investigation into the details of the shooting death of angelic black teen Michael Brown by a jackbooted white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, the Department of Justice asked the local authorities not to release a security video which showed Brown committing robbery and assault only minutes before his final violent confrontation with the police. There was concern that the video, which has since been released, would “raise tensions” in the community, perhaps because certain reliably Democratic voters get feisty when they discover there’s no justification for their ongoing looting spree. Frankly, Hope n’ Change is disappointed (but not surprised) that Barack Obama and Eric Holder have inappropriately federalized a case which should have remained a local matter. But with only months to go before midterm elections, it’s critically important to both men that they continue fanning the flames of racial hatred in our nation. And doing so with complete transparency. Jodi Miller at Newsbusted […]

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Two Narratives In The Ferguson Unrest That Don’t Add Up

There have been two major [consensus] narratives going on in the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of unarmed 19 year old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The first narrative is that the residents of Ferguson …

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By an Angel’s Kiss, SFC Matthew I Leggett, 39

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony. SFC Matthew I Leggett, 39, of Ruskin FL died 20August in Kabul, Afghanistan of stab wounds He was of HQ and HQ company, XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg Rest in Peace, Sergeant Job well done.  Read More

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The Council Has Spoken! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman.” - Abel Hermant, Le Bourgeois, 1906

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” - Muhammad Ali

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This week’s winner, The Right Planet’s #Ferguson: Facts Don’t Matter Anymore is an excellent rundown on the Michael Brown shooting and the subsequent riots in Ferguson, Missouri by someone fairly close to the action. Here’s a slice:

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Facts and details are starting to leak out concerning the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri—albeit slowly. But facts don’t seem to matter anymore in our idiocracy, i.e. mobocracy. If they did, I doubt Ferguson would be in flames right now. But I digress.

Earlier this week, I was listening to a caller on the Dana Loesch radio show who allegedly had spoken with the spouse of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson—the officer who shot Michael Brown. The caller claimed Michael Brown became involved in an altercation with Officer Darren Wilson, and even tried to take his gun—which allegedly went off during the struggle. The caller also stated Brown bum-rushed the police officer.

Additionally, an audio of some alleged eyewitnesses to the lethal shooting of Michael Brown has recently come out and seems to corroborate the details provided by the caller on Dana Loesch’s radio show.

Here’s the audio from both sources (hat tip: Representative Press):

Now, an autopsy report published in the New York Times seems to corroborate the two aforementioned sources, showing Michael Brown was shot from the front, not the back, as is alleged by some who claim Officer Darren Wilson mercilessly “executed” Michael Brown simply because he was black.

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The notion Michael Brown was simply an innocent 18-year-old “child” who was ruthlessly “executed” by a “trigger-happy, racist white pig” was brought into question when surveillance video appeared to show Michael Brown committing a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store, roughing up the store’s owner and brazenly walking off with approximately $50 worth of Swisher Sweets cigars in the process.

The suspect in the video shoving the store’s proprietor is wearing the exact same clothes and shoes as Michael Brown, and matches Brown’s physical description, when he was shot.

I’m sorry, for the doubters out there, if that isn’t Michael Brown, my name is Barack Obama. Michael Brown was no “child”; he was a young man who stood 6’4″ tall and weighed 292 pounds, and he apparently had an attitude to boot.

Despite these important details that are now starting to come out, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has been plunged into utter chaos and mayhem for the past week. Last night, the situation in Ferguson escalated to a point where Missouri Governor Jay Nixon felt it necessary to call in the National Guard.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Traffic opened again in downtown Ferguson along West Florissant Avenue, the center of an hourslong running battle between heavily armed police and hundreds of protesters Sunday evening that started at about 8:30 p.m. Police said Molotov cocktails thrown at them, as well as shootings throughout the neighborhood, forced them to respond with smoke devices and tear-gas canisters.

Before anything was really known about the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown, a throng of “outside agitators” flocked to Ferguson to inflame an already volatile situation—namely, the main-stream media, who apparently seems hellbent on creating even more racial strife by stirring the pot and fanning the flames. This is what “social justice” looks like, and it has nothing to do with the rule of law, but it has everything to do with furthering a cynical political agenda.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner by a nose was Kurt Schlichter with The GOP Needs to Return to a “Feared By Our Enemies” Foreign Policy submitted by Joshuapundit. I nominated this, quite simply, because it’s one of the best short capsulizations of what I think America’s foreign policy direction ought to be that I’ve read in quite some time. Short, sweet and simply superb.

Okay, let’s get to this week’s full results:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day and weigh in…don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

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Brown closes gap with Shaheen

A month ago, it looked like Scott Brown’s second Senate bid was in trouble. According to this article, stories of Brown’s demise are definitely premature: In the WMUR/UNH survey released Thursday night, Shaheen led Brown by 46 percent to 44 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage […]

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Dayton’s debate-ducking dilemma

While it’s guaranteed that Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson will debate, it’s equally true that Gov. Dayton is ducking high-profile debates. Eventually, that will turn into a dilemma for Gov. Dayton and the DFL. While it’s predictable that Gov. Dayton doesn’t want to debate Jeff Johnson at the State Fair just a week after a […]

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The # Day Of Rage Over Michael Brown Is A Huge Bust

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WAS FOLEY JUST ANOTHER FOOLISH LIBERAL INFIDEL ??? Check this.

THIS IS A POST ON LEVIN FAN PAGE AUG21: “I now have a lot less sympathy for Foley. It turns out that he hated Israel and supported Hamas. In the conflict in Syria he supported Sunni Islamic terrorists (which would include ISIS). I got the info from this article: http://www.frontpagemag.com/…/james-foley-went-looking…/ The article states: “He cheered […]

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Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft And Filing False Police Report

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Dorian Johnson, who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and is considered the prime witness for the prosecution if Officer Darren Williams goes to trial has been charged with theft and with filing a false police report. He had an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City Missouri that surfaced and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. The outstanding warrant surfaced when St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records, discovered the warrant and informed the authorities.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the details of the 2011 charges:

Johnson was charged with a misdemeanor after giving police a false first name after he was arrested on suspicion of theft. He later pleaded guilty after he was accused of stealing a package containing a backpack belonging to someone else from an apartment complex. When he was arrested in that case, he identified himself as Derrick Johnson and said he was 16. The warrant was for failing to appear in Jefferson City municipal court to answer to the theft charge..to which will now be added the charge of filing a false police report, a felony in Missouri I believe.Johnson has reportedly pled guilty to that charge as well.

None of this has anything to do directly with the Michael Brown shooting, but it does affect Dorian Johnson’s credibility, which has also come under question because of a number of falsehoods he told in his original testimony. His story, repeated ad nauseum via the media was that Brown never reached for Wilson’s gun, never punched the policeman, had his hands up in surrender, was shot in the back and was ‘executed’ by Officer Williams who stood over him and fired two shots into brown when he was already lying wounded on the ground.

Almost all of this has been debunked by the first two autopsies, by ballistics and by Officer Williams’ medical records, showing his injuries. Brown did indeed punch Officer Williams, there was a struggle inside the police vehicle for the cop’s gun during which at least one shot was fired. The Michael Brown did in fact punch Officer Williams and inflict severe injury on him, Brown was definitely not shot in the back and the last two shot were fired from two to three feet away from where Officer Williams was standing while the rest were fired from a further distance away,giving credence to other witness accounts that 6′ 4″, 292 Pound Michael Brown had charged the policeman rather than having his hands up ‘surrendering.’

Since Johnson has also admitted that he was with Michael Brown when he committed robbery and assault at that convenience store, that coul dalso make him an accessory to that crime as well.

Don’t be surprised if the prosecution declines to use Dorian Johnson as a witness.

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Star Witness In Michael Brown Shooting Charged With Theft And Filing False Police Report

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Dorian Johnson, who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and is considered the prime witness for the prosecution if Officer Darren Williams goes to trial has been charged with theft and with filing a false police report. He had an outstanding warrant for a 2011 theft in Jefferson City Missouri that surfaced and pleaded guilty for filing a false police report related to that theft. The outstanding warrant surfaced when St. Louis ABC affiliate ABC 17 cross referenced Johnson’s name against several records, discovered the warrant and informed the authorities.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the details of the 2011 charges:

Johnson was charged with a misdemeanor after giving police a false first name after he was arrested on suspicion of theft. He later pleaded guilty after he was accused of stealing a package containing a backpack belonging to someone else from an apartment complex. When he was arrested in that case, he identified himself as Derrick Johnson and said he was 16. The warrant was for failing to appear in Jefferson City municipal court to answer to the theft charge..to which will now be added the charge of filing a false police report, a felony in Missouri I believe.Johnson has reportedly pled guilty to that charge as well.

None of this has anything to do directly with the Michael Brown shooting, but it does affect Dorian Johnson’s credibility, which has also come under question because of a number of falsehoods he told in his original testimony. His story, repeated ad nauseum via the media was that Brown never reached for Wilson’s gun, never punched the policeman, had his hands up in surrender, was shot in the back and was ‘executed’ by Officer Williams who stood over him and fired two shots into brown when he was already lying wounded on the ground.

Almost all of this has been debunked by the first two autopsies, by ballistics and by Officer Williams’ medical records, showing his injuries. Brown did indeed punch Officer Williams, there was a struggle inside the police vehicle for the cop’s gun during which at least one shot was fired. The Michael Brown did in fact punch Officer Williams and inflict severe injury on him, Brown was definitely not shot in the back and the last two shot were fired from two to three feet away from where Officer Williams was standing while the rest were fired from a further distance away,giving credence to other witness accounts that 6′ 4″, 292 Pound Michael Brown had charged the policeman rather than having his hands up ‘surrendering.’

Since Johnson has also admitted that he was with Michael Brown when he committed robbery and assault at that convenience store, that coul dalso make him an accessory to that crime as well.

Don’t be surprised if the prosecution declines to use Dorian Johnson as a witness.

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The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program 8-22-2014

This Week on The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program: It’s All Part Of The Plan. A Document That May Well Be In Your Future. Also, Any Ferguson Updates Relevant To The Discussion. Adult Themes Will Be Discussed. Adult Language May Be … Continue reading

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Feds: Obama Broke The Law With The Bergdahl Swap

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) filed a long awaited report today on President Obama’s swap of five senior Taliban commanders for alleged deserter Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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“[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.”

In the report, the GAO rejected the Obama Administration’s attempt to sluff this off as legal and their attempt to paint the law as ‘unconstitutional’.

“It is not our role or our practice to determine the constitutionality of duly enacted statutes,” the report says. “In our view, where legislation has been passed by Congress and signed by the President, thereby satisfying the bicameralism and presentment requirements in the Constitution, that legislation is entitled to a heavy presumption in favor of constitutionality.”

President Lawless strikes again. Fore!

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Isn’t it time he started being held accountable for something?

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Feds: Obama Broke The Law With The Bergdahl Swap

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) filed a long awaited report today on President Obama’s swap of five senior Taliban commanders for alleged deserter Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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“[The Department of Defense] violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer,” the GAO report said. “In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation.”

In the report, the GAO rejected the Obama Administration’s attempt to sluff this off as legal and their attempt to paint the law as ‘unconstitutional’.

“It is not our role or our practice to determine the constitutionality of duly enacted statutes,” the report says. “In our view, where legislation has been passed by Congress and signed by the President, thereby satisfying the bicameralism and presentment requirements in the Constitution, that legislation is entitled to a heavy presumption in favor of constitutionality.”

President Lawless strikes again. Fore!

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Isn’t it time he started being held accountable for something?

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Lower Tax Rates > Targeted Tax Credits

Some folks on the right in Washington, generally known as reformicons (short for reform conservatives), want the Republican Party to de-emphasize marginal tax rate reductions and instead focus on providing tax relief to parents. There are many leaders in this movement and, if you want to learn more about the tax proposals being discussed, I […]

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Mitch McConnell’s promises in the dark

There’s an old adage in the world of politics that says you can always tell when a politician is lying simply by checking to see if his (or her) lips are moving. One of their favorite form of lying, particularly in an election year, is to make promises that they may or may not keep. Well, get ready America! Mitch McConnell’s (R-ino KY) lips are moving again! In an interview with Politico, McConnell let America in on his strategy to “challenge” Obama if he is given the opportunity to be the leader of Republican-majority Senate. His “moving lips” promise boils down to attaching policy riders to spending bills that would limit Obama on everything from the environment to health care by using an arcane budget tactic to circumvent Democratic filibusters and force the president to “move to the center” if he wants to get any new legislation through Congress. In the words of the great Ronald Reagan, “well, there he goes again.” We’ve seen this dog and pony show from McConnell before. He made a promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” – he broke his promise when he voted to fund it. He made a promise not to raise taxes – he […]

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Toronto Star Retracts Bogus Claim That Most Of Gaza Dead Are Women And Children

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The Toronto Star finally published a retraction to as bogus claim in one of its articles that the majority of dead in Gaza were women and children.

The article in question was written by Canadian ‘Palestine’ shill  Dr. Izzeldine Abuelaish on July 30th who wrote, ”At the moment of writing this article, some 1,359 Palestinians have lost their lives in the current conflict with Israel, mostly women and children, and some 7,677 have been severely wounded.”

Watchdog group Honest Reporting Canada called out this nonsense and also questioned Abuelaish’s credibility, after which The Star added the following notice to the column on its website:

“Clarification: Aug. 5, 2015: This article was edited from a previous version that said the Palestinians killed in Gaza were ‘mostly’ women and children. In fact, as now stated, it was ‘many’ women and children killed. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, as of July 31, 2014, a reported 345 children and 186 women were among 1,432 dead, 85 per cent of them civilians. Among the civilian casualties, 43.5 per cent were women and children. Among the total number of Palestinians killed, 39.5 per cent were women and children.”

Of course, those figures (from the so-called Palestinian Centre for Human Rights) are inflated as well. Something like 20-30 people per day die in Gaza of natural causes like old age, or maybe getting on the wrong side of a Hamas leader, but those will be included as ‘war casualties’. And the percentage of civilians? Some other news sources have had something to say about that, even the BBC.

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Al Jazeera, quoted the Hamas controlled Gaza Health Ministry on July 26 that 315 children and 166 females were among 1,361 dead and 6,780 injured in the Gaza Strip. The New York Times quoting the same Hamas controlled source reported on Aug. 5 that, “According to data from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 34 percent of those killed in Gaza from July 6-31 were children, women, elderly or female victims of an unknown age… since July 6: 429 under age 18, 79 over 60, 243 women.”

Meanwhile, the BBC cited a report from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that said that as of Aug. 6, 1,843 Palestinians had been killed since the start of Operation Protective Edge. Among the civilians, more than three times as many men were killed as women, according to the UN report.

Considering that Hamas don’t exactly wear uniforms, how exactly does one tell combatants from civilians? And where exactly in the UN HCHR getting it’s data? From that same Gaza Health Ministry? From UNRWA? And how many of these people were forced human shields, forbidden to leave an area by Hamas after the Israelis dropped leaflets and warned people to evacuate?

At any rate, I’m glad to see that the Star maintains at least a semblance of journalistic integrity.

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Dayton-DFL deficit

This summer, Gov. Dayton, the DFL and ABM (pardon the repetition) have talked up Minnesota’s economy well beyond reality. As part of their schtick, they’ve talked about how they’ve solved Minnesota’s deficits. They’ve done nothing of the sort. Gov. Dayton’s and the DFL legislature’s appetite for spending is never satisfied. The gap between more and […]

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