Friday, October 09, 2015

Port Protection

cinema à la carte                                 

Talked about the series Mountain Men awhile back; seemed like a lot of you watch and enjoy it.  Here's another in that genre: "Port Protection."  The Nat-Geo Channel have just renewed it for a well deserved second season.  In truth, I like this more than Mountain Men.  All the characters live in Port Protection, AK.  And, it seems, the men all  sound like MM's Tom Oar; which is a plus.

So far I like all the PP people,  which is not true of Mountain Men. Every time a Marty Meierotto event in that series is shown, for instance, I can't help but think he's a wanted pedophile/serial killer hiding in Alaska.  Don't like him at all and his "my girls" crap creeps me out.  

Anyway, just so you know.  You're welcome.

1000 Words

1000 Words



Was in a dentist's office yesterday that was without wi-fi, so I scanned through my Kindle and came across Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body.  I bought this last year at MoSup's request, and Amazon dumped a copy in my Kindle too.  Here are the first two pages.  I was (am) hooked.

Freedom Fighter with Love, a.k.a. Islamo terrorists

Confirmed – Third Grade event meant
to create pro-Palestinian activists

A firestorm of controversy erupted in Ithaca, NY, hometown of Cornell University and Ithaca College, when it was learned that local anti-Israel activists brought highly controversial Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to third grade class.

Tamimi is best known for using children, including his own, to confront Israeli soldiers to create viral video and photo opportunities. He also is an advocate of children taking part in resistance activities, including stone throwing. To pro-Palestinian activists, however, he is a symbol of Israeli repression.

Human rights is a standard topic in 3rd grade social studies but parents and the Ithaca School Superintendent were surprised to hear that Palestinian activist Bassem Tamini was a speaker in an Ithaca elementary school classroom on September 18th. The superintendent says Tamimi played a video for Beverly J. Martin 3rd graders that referenced Israelis killing Palestinians and said the 8 and 9 year-olds could help by becoming freedom fighters for Palestine. In an interview Tuesday over Facetime, Tamimi stood by his presentation.

“This is what I teach my son and my daughter and my children the same age. If I accept it for my children, I think it will be acceptable for anyone in the world.”…

In a statement, the superintendent called the presentation inappropriate for 3rd graders and politically skewed. In an interview, Gold described the presentation as advocating for peace. She was reminded that Tamimi acknowledged asking the children to be freedom fighters for Palestine.

“Freedom fighters with love,” said Gold. She was then asked if that a tough distinction for children to make and Gold said “Martin Luther King was a freedom fighter and children learn about Martin Luther King every day.

Tucked into the Google results is this story, which I think is a good object lesson for how the Left skew stories by offering a "counter truth" that fellow travelers can latch onto.  i.e.

NATION: Why Has President Obama Deported More Immigrants Than Any President in US History?
(The Nation is self-described as "the flagship of the left")

A Pew Research article -U.S. deportations of immigrants reach record high in 2013 would seem to buttress the claim that Obama is actually “deporter in chief”.
"The Obama administration deported a record 438,421 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal year 2013, continuing a streak of stepped up enforcement that has resulted in more than 2 million deportations since Obama took office, newly released Department of Homeland Security data show.
However, those deportations refer to Hispanics, not the Muslims who are pouring in unabated at Obama's direction .  And it's  Muslims who are a threat to the security of this nation (and any nation they immigrate to).  That third-grade incident in Ithaca is playing out all over the country. But that story would be a hard sell to most of the Obama cultists, so Shazzam! New story.