Archive for 9 May 2012

God loves medics. So do the grunts. Here’s a special one.

This 39-Year-Old Woman Enlisted Five Years Ago And Is Already An American Hero

When Army Sgt. Julia Bringloe received the Distinguished Flying Cross during a Manhattan ceremony last week it wasn’t for any one particular thing that she had done.

Bringloe, 39, received the honor for dozens of courageous acts performed during a 60-hour mission where she and her medevac crew rescued 14 wounded soldiers.

Erik German from The Daily talked to Bringloe and her helicopter crew about Operation Hammerdown and the nearly three days they spent flying into, hovering above, and dropping in, to extreme danger and live combat.

via Sgt. Julia Bringloe Rescued More Than A Dozen Soldiers During A Deadly 60 Hour Mission – Business Insider.

I love it when a scumbag gets shot by one of the good guys. Especially when he’s being a scumbag. If more people were armed and allowed to carry their firearms, as the Constitution intended, then there would be a hell of a lot less victims across the board.

Fight for your rights! It may save your life.

Veteran shoots intruder with gun carried during Korean War

ELIZABETH, Pa. – Police say an 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man wounded a home invasion suspect with the gun he carried in the Korean War.

Elizabeth Township police say 25-year-old Raymond Hiles was captured not long after trying to break into Fred Ricciutti’s home early Tuesday morning.

Ricciutti tells WPXI-TV he heard Hiles break a window and then confronted him, firing a single shot that grazed Hiles’ neck.

Investigators say Hiles was arrested a few blocks away, carrying a screwdriver and a stun gun. He’s being held on $100,000 bail on charges including criminal trespass and burglary.

via Veteran shoots intruder with gun carried during Korean War | Fox News.

Posted: 9 May 2012 in Politics

He’s still not eligible in 2012. Why isn’t the SCOTUS doing anything? Why isn’t Congress doing anything?
Because they’re pussies.
Vote them out!

I’m putting this one in here a little differently. The writer of the above titled essay has been fired by the racist douche bags of the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is pathetic. Tell the truth, get fired for it. After reading her essay, you might agree with her.

I do.

Mob on the Quad

By JONATHAN V. LAST

Late last night, in a shameful example of editorial cowardice, the Chronicle of Higher Education fired Naomi Schaefer Riley. Naomi is a good friend of mine, a sometimes contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, and a fine writer. And the story of what happened to her is highly instructive.

Naomi joined the Chronicle’s “Brainstorm Blog” a little over a year ago. It was a good hire—she’s written two insightful books on academia, God on the Quad and The Faculty Lounges, along with dozens of articles on the subject. Her postings were smart and entertaining. (For a couple of samples, click over to “If this is art, your middle-school daughter is Picasso” and “No sex for you.”)

Last week she wrote about the world of “Black Studies” in a post titled “The most persuasive case for getting rid of Black Studies? Read the dissertations.” You should read the whole thing, because it’s only 520 words, but here’s the gist of Naomi’s argument:

The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations.

By Naomi Schaefer Riley

NB: To see Chronicle editors’ final response to the below post, please read “A Note to Readers.”

You’ll have to forgive the lateness but I just got around to reading The Chronicle’s recent piece on the young guns of black studies. If ever there were a case for eliminating the discipline, the sidebar explaining some of the dissertations being offered by the best and the brightest of black-studies graduate students has made it. What a collection of left-wing victimization claptrap. The best that can be said of these topics is that they’re so irrelevant no one will ever look at them.

That’s what I would say about Ruth Hayes’ dissertation, “‘So I Could Be Easeful’: Black Women’s Authoritative Knowledge on Childbirth.” It began because she “noticed that nonwhite women’s experiences were largely absent from natural-birth literature, which led me to look into historical black midwifery.” How could we overlook the nonwhite experience in “natural birth literature,” whatever the heck that is? It’s scandalous and clearly a sign that racism is alive and well in America, not to mention academia.

via The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations. – Brainstorm – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Now this is excellent news! One RINO down a hole shitload more to go.

Six-term Senate veteran Lugar defeated in Indiana primary

By Tom Curry, msnbc.com National Affairs Writer

Updated at 9:50 p.m. ET: Republican foreign policy elder statesman Sen. Richard Lugar, 80, first elected to the Senate in 1976, was defeated in the Indiana primary Tuesday by state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who was backed by conservatives ranging from the National Rifle Association to local Tea Party activists to the Washington-based fiscal conservative group the Club for Growth.

Mourdock scored a landslide victory, winning more than 60 percent of the vote with almost all precincts reporting.

via NBC Politics – Six-term Senate veteran Lugar defeated in Indiana primary.

This is too funny not to post.

How unpopular can Obama get? Texas INMATE gets 40 per cent of votes against President in West Virginia primary

Prisoner Keith Judd got 40% of vote in West Virginia to Obama’s 60%

Inmate 11593-051 got on ballot by paying $2,500 fee and filing forms

Attracting 15% of vote normally qualifies candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention

Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas received four out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

Inmate Keith Judd is serving 17 years for extortion at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas. He was sentenced in 1999 for making threats against the University of New Mexico.

With 93 per cent of precincts reporting, Obama was receiving just under 60 per cent of the vote to Judd’s 40 per cent.

via Texas INMATE gets 40 per cent of votes against Obama in West Virginia primary | Mail Online.

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