Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Christmas Story




... exactly 100 years ago this Christmas, the British troops, worn and weary in their midnight trenches, heard a familiar tune come wafting over the battlefield. It was the German troops, just a few yards away in trenches of their own, singing the traditional Christmas Carol, “Stille Nacht.” English speakers know the song better as “Silent Night.”

One by one, the enemy combatants of both armies rose from their trenches and carefully crossed into “no-man’s land,” an unexpected and uneasy truce beginning to form.

As dawn broke that Christmas Day, the men who only the day before sought to slay one another were exchanging gifts and engaging in a friendly game of football upon the deadly battlefield.

In a retelling of this amazing true story, the United Kingdom’s third biggest supermarket, Sainsbury’s – together with the Royal British Legion and the ad agency AMV BBDO – created a moving advertisement depicting that holy night and fictionalizing a gift of a chocolate bar from a British to a German soldier.

Sainsbury’s now sells that vintage-looking candy bar in its stores, with half the purchase price donated to the Royal British Legion charity.

But using the famous World War I story to promote a grocery store, many have argued, was a dirty trick. Hundreds of complaints poured in to the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority claiming the ad “offensive” or claiming it was “misleading” for not immediately revealing itself to be an advertisement.

The U.K.s advertising regulator, however, has now announced it has no plans to launch an investigation, much less ban the advertisement.  And, I think, told the blighters to go bugger themselves with a dildo shaped replica of Prince Charles.  [Full]

The way the cards fell

art is everywhere                                                   

I think this is from an Obama DNC function in Hawaii.
Occasionally stuff on my desk falls in intriguing ways; like this.  Here's the full "archer" pic that I'm told was taken at an Obama  staff picnic in Hawaii.


Terps-Rutgers Prediction

The Terps and the Scarlet Knights meet in the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 EST. Rutger's offensive coach is Ralph Friedgen, who was unceremoniously ousted as Terps head coach after going 9-4 in 2010. He was pissed. He's still pissed. So, there's that. Nevertheless, the Terps are the better team and I ought be confident they will prevail. Yestrday morning I was. But. Dark clouds can descend suddenly and some have. In what is becoming predictable routine, the Terps basketball team lost Dez Wells, thier leader and best player, to a broken wrist suffered during the Terps win over # 13 Iowa State and just announced. Last night they barely beat Monmouh at home by 5. The football team have lost, per usual, a ton to injury, including their best player Stefon Diggs. Dark cloud. My prediction right this minute is Rutgers 32, Terps 20. I hope things improve with my brainal vision by the 3:30 prediction deadline.

Okay, I'm going with Terps 36 Rutgers 11

" ... sneering promotion of amnesty."

The Obamissariat 

Reminder #43: Obama Really Doesn’t Believe that America has a Right to Exist

Obama garottes Redskin Fan
Obama went down to Chicago and continued his usual sneering promotion of amnesty. There was a time when Obama tried to play noble. He’s given that up for smug and condescending until he sounds exactly like his hipster advisers.
“I was just traveling in Asia — you go to Japan, they don’t have problems with certain folks being discriminated against because mostly everybody is Japanese,” Obama said.
Obama doesn’t seem to know that…
1. There’s plenty of discrimination in Japan, including internal caste discrimination, and against foreigners.

2. Japan has a simple immigration policy. “You aren’t moving here.”

But being non-white, Japan gets a laugh and pass from Obama and his bootlickers.

“But here, part of what’s wonderful about America is also what makes our democracy hard sometimes, because sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently,” Obama said. [Full Front Page]

Looking for something that hasn't been said before about this         person.  There's  nothing.

What's to return to?

  Southern Democrats Urge a Return to Party Basics

What does that mean?   Slavery?  Segregated Schools?  Anti voting rights legislation?  What?


More Taxes

Vertigo ++


Obama #Ferguson Indoctrination

   HELTER SKELTER                          
Provoking Racial Unrest

Obama WH to Promote #Ferguson Indoctrination – Including Classroom Memorials to Mike Brown

Sheriff Clarke doesn't mince words

Milwaukee County Sheriff  David Clarke tells it like it is. He’s a stellar reminder of what true leadership looks like and what it means to uphold the rule of law. It is a relief to hear someone speak with such honesty and candor.

To give you a taste of how fearlessly this man puts truth on display, here are two videos of Sherriff Clarke speaking about Ferguson. Below is a quote from a speech he gave at the National Press Club (video above) a couple of weeks ago:

… I’m known for not sugar coating things. This pissed me off … I sat up there and listened to Eric Holder throw law enforcement officers under the bus for political expediency….

His densely packed 6-minute speech is worth a listen, as is his recent interview with Neil Cavuto. I’ve transcribed a few gems for AT readers, but hope you’ll take the time to listen to this man. I can only hope and pray he is the voice of our future because, Lord knows, this is the kind of leadership and vision we desperately need.

On Al Sharpton:

... Anytime Al Sharpton shows up on the scene, nothing good is going to come of that.

On Barack Obama:

… I heard some of the president’s comments last night. And he said that what we need to do is try to understand them and he said that the anger was an understandable reaction. And I was just floored by that because it’s not an understandable reaction. People have to come up with a more socially acceptable way to deal with anger and frustration. This is totally and unequivocally intolerable ….

… when I heard the president call for calm after the rioting started, I questioned his sincerity because some of his political strategy of divide and conquer fuels this sort of racial animosity between people. And so I think when he called for calm after the rioting started I believe it was done with a wink and a nod.

On Jay Nixon:

… I think Governor Nixon is trying to soft shoe this thing. I don’t think he has the intestinal fortitude to deal with this. What’s happening down there right now is real ugly and the response isn’t going to be pleasing to the eye with what law enforcement and the national guard have to do. But, Neil, I mean come on. They have to restore order and the law enforcement officers and the national guard have to use all reasonable force to get that under control. Restraint is not an option right now for law enforcement .…

There’s always going to be people on the sideline that are going to second guess you. That’s part of what Governor Nixon has to deal with. It’s something that I have to deal with when I have to make tough decisions. He has to block that out and do what’s in the best interest of Ferguson, Missouri, and the state of Missouri and he has to get this thing under control and not worry about the optics so much. You know, nobody’s saying all due force or any force. What I’m calling for is all reasonable force to get this thing under control. And you’re going to be criticized. And he’s afraid to be criticized and he’s worried about what people might say in second guessing him? Then he’s in the wrong position.

On Eric Holder:

… Eric Holder is one of those that was in a very visible position to have talked reasonably and to kind of quell this thing early on and instead he engaged with inflammatory rhetoric. So for him to come on and announce what he’s going to today. You know, look, justice is about due process. You’re not guaranteed a result. You’re guaranteed due process. Due process played it out at the state level. If he wants to start a federal probe he’s entitled to do that, but that’s just going to prolong this thing and unless he thinks or he believes that there’s something nefarious that went on here with the Grand Jury investigation, I think he ought to reconsider that … For Eric Holder to come in I think it just continues to prolong this thing and fan the flames. And let’s say he comes out with some indictment of his own and  it’s thrown out at the federal level, because in the end I don’t see a judge in this country upon appeal that would uphold any kind of conviction here against the officer. And then we may have to relive this all over again.

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David Clarke is atop my wish list for AG after Obama is out.  And it's not entirely a specious thought.  I would vote for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a heartbeat in 2016.  It's not that big a leap to see him tag the head of Wisconsin's largest sheriff's dept. to restore order in the DOJ, is it? 

Surprise Her!

Mad Men Run Amok

New York Times reveals cops addy

NYT stands by its call to reveal Ferguson cop's neighborhood
and ilk

NYT stands by its call to reveal Ferguson cop's neighborhood

The New York Times in its original report published an unedited image of Wilson’s marriage license. That image has since been removed and the following message has been added to the report: "An earlier version of this post included a photograph that contained information that should not have been made public. The image has been removed."
Univision's Jorge Ramos, a Mexican journalist based in Miami, yesterday opined that the media ought "Stop pretending we're (politically) neutral."  Well, Ramos presumably has a Green Card, but still has a leftist wetback entitlement mentality similar to Obama's.  The New York Times seems to have taken a giant leap, even for them,  by publishing the name of the street where officer Darren Wilson and his wife own a home. That pretty much completes the Time's long slide from furtive supporter of Stalin's 1930 purges, to full out-in-the-open  MSNBC raving lunatic status.  As I see it.

Washington Examiner full report