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July 15, 2016

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Buckeye

First?

henry

Diesel attack truck!

an electric self driving truck wouldn't do that.

jimmyk on iPhone

"We will not give in" but we are "going to have to live with terrorism"? Those seem contradictory.

henry

I'm sure this guy has something to say both about the terrorism and the inner city BLM issues.

Captain Hate

Tunisia and France had a pretty good working relationship in the latter part of the 20th century, I thought.

Theo

We need greater regulation of diesel trucks. Background checks. Waiting periods. Saliva tests. It is an outrage that anyone can easily buy a truck in this country, more easily than buying a book from Amazon.

buccaneer morgan

A daily basilisk piece, last month showcased the unread recruiter in nice, apparently Cannes is a hot spot.

buccaneer morgan

Omar diary is his name, callimachi of Carlos has covered that beat.

Ann on iPad

Assault Truck

Hillary is calling for a summit !


henry

That "firework" in Central Park over the holiday? a TATP bomb made in New Jersey. Right where the 9/11 dancers were not.

Captain Hate

Experiment with fireworks; what a load of shit that is and was. When the fire department has turned into a toilet full of terrorism deniers then we are good and truly fucked and my non-use of profanity is officially over.

The MFM is busy finding out how many rounds that assault truck can fire with one flick of the shift stick, Ann.

Btw does anybody believe that the Cleveland PD a order to stand down against protesters is unrelated to the DOJ riding herd over them? Good and truly fucked.

Janet

Hillary is calling for a summit !

Good Lord. The leftist's "blah, blah, blah" technique.

Drone on & on until everyone would rather live with terrorists than listen to one more word vomited out by a leftist pontificator.

DrJ

I didn't know TATP, so I looked it up. From Wikipedia (reference numbers removed):

TATP and the other explosive forms of acetone peroxide belong to the few high explosives that do not contain nitrogen, and so can pass undetected through explosive detection scanners designed to detect nitrogenous explosives. Because of its high susceptibility to accidental detonation (and resulting "workplace accidents" in bomb-making shops), TATP has been referred to as the "Mother of Satan." It is used by terrorists for its ability to evade detection aimed at nitrogenous explosives, and due to its low cost and the ease with which its precursors can be obtained. It has been described in popular media as easily prepared from readily available retail ingredients, such as hair bleach and nail polish remover.

From its structure, it sure looks unstable. I'd never make anything like that in the lab -- too dangerous.

I also know of no firework that would use this reagent.

Threadkiller

Stephen Moore was on the local radio show this morning. He assured her that Pence is the guy. She went on to trash Gingrich for his suggestion of a Muzzie crackdown and wanted to know if he was a serious contender for VP. Moore said he absolutely was in the final 3.

They then discussed how difficult it would be to have two people that can fly off the handle in the executive, meaning Trump and Gingrich.

Moore explained, "it would be tough to have two alpha-males in the Whitehouse. This is why Pence is a good compliment to Trump."

I guess Pence is a beta.

henry

Pence appreciates the promotion TK.

Captain Hate

Is Soros included?

http://tammybruce.com/2016/07/former-doj-prosecutor-sues-obama-blm-and-eric-holder-for-inciting-race-war.html

buccaneer morgan

This level of fusterclucj requires resorting to another language

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

My comment at PJM on the TATP bomb "Must have been assembled using the bombshow loophole" presumably has a corollary in France's truckshow loophole.

jmo

OMG Janet that statement is so true. It made me laugh right out loud.

fdcol63

Did the Tunisian terrorist have a valid truck driver's license or concealed / open-carry truck permit?

fdcol63

I think he may have just had the generic Islamic jihadi "license to kill".

windansea

Here's truck Mohammed getting shot by French Police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6v9HgR3hhg

buccaneer morgan

Seriously though he was part of a cell, there was a brand new Saudi financed mosque that opened up last week in nice.

rse

I think we are missing a crucial point on that homemade bomb. It was right by where the girls and I were as we hurried back to hotel and I asked a police officer at a party I was at that day that if someone knew how to make the bomb but not what the actual explosive effect of the ratio used would be putting it in central park created that info.

Not deadly. Amputated foot. Adjust accordingly next time. Not dissimilar to the info gained from first wtc trial on what it would take to bring down the buildings.

buccaneer morgan

The gendarmerie will not be playing games with Mddme boudief

Janet

I know, Ann.

Just today a FB friend wrote "... the tactic of communists and other tyrants of holding endless meetings that nobody normal can tolerate sitting through, so they get to make the decisions that destroy the world."

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

How Did China's GDP Beat? By "Shoveling A Stunning Amount Of Cash Into The Economy"
Virtually all of it gov debt to SOEs.
Demand robbing-Peter-to-pay-Paul side economics
So much for market reforms.

Breaking News

FIRST!



Donald J. TrumpVerified account
‏@realDonaldTrump
I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
9:50 AM - 15 Jul 2016

Ann on iPad

It's definitely Pence!

buccaneer morgan

That last tidbit about the wife is from an Egyptian paper.

henry

David A. Clarke, Jr. @SheriffClarke

Sharia law should be banned in the United States. It is incompatible with advanced societies and western culture.

_____________

just another b list convention speaker

Captain Hate

The gendarmerie will not be playing games with Mddme boudief

Has Zippy dispatched LoLy to help with her detainment?

fdcol63

This is interesting, regarding Benghazi:

Delta Force Marine Awarded Navy Cross for Fight at CIA Annex in Benghazi

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/16/delta-force-marine-awarded-navy-cross-fight-cia-an/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

"The Times can now report that one of the Delta Force members was an Army soldier and the other a Marine."

"The soldier was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Marine received the Navy Cross for heroism."

"The bestowal of the awards was done in secret."

"The fact that Delta Force fought to save lives at the annex has never been disclosed publicly by the Obama administration or at open congressional hearings, and was not included in the State Department’s official report on the attacks on the diplomatic mission and the annex."

"To critics, Delta’s presence and its ability to land in Benghazi showed that Washington could have provided commandos to help the pinned-down survivors during the eight-hour ordeal. Help could have come from an emergency special forces unit training across the Mediterranean Sea in Croatia, they say."

Yeah, this indicates that more help COULD have been sent to Benghazi, and it proves even more so that the Obama administration knew full well that this was not due to some YouTube video.

But hey ... their lies helped get Obama re-elected.

buccaneer morgan

The rehearsal was in mantes, a year and a half ago

Ann on iPad

Janet, I can't wait until Obama tells us nothing at 3:10pm. He must be golfing this morning.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

In the youtube comments section I was surprised to learn that the truck driver was either an agent of the Ukraine or Putin.

Coming in a distant show was Muahmmad.

The Legendary Matt

The FBI is investigating Nice as a traffic accident. The White House has called for a ban on assault weapons.

buccaneer morgan

Apparently there was a previous attempt in dijon

Momto2

I was surprised watching windansea's link at 10:42 that the French police have either nothing on their heads or little hats which offer no protection. They also are wearing short-sleeved shirts. Can't tell if they have on bullet-proof vests but no visible "riot"type gear that our officers usually wear in such circumstances.

I haven't heard of any of them being killed or injured but it's early. (hope not)

Miss Marple 2

Yes, it is indeed Pence.

Well, maybe these "he's not conservative" anti=-Trump people will now hush.

I hope that whoever leaked from Pence's Indiana staff has been demoted or something.

buccaneer morgan

According to one account, he was parked on the promenade for nine hours, before he rampaged.

Ann on iPad

10 children reported dead.

Miss Marple 2

Momto2,

Jack can probably talk about this with some authority, but I vaguely remember from the earlier Paris attacks that there are 2 types of French police: the traffic and parking ticket type, who are unarmed, and the heavy-duty SWAT types, which are.

You were probably seeing the former type, since mainly crowd control and traffic direction needed for the festivities.

windansea

Momto2

I don't think they had time to call up a swat team, those were probably just regular French Police on duty in the area.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Fred Barnes;
Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to get this close to becoming president of the United States.

JM Hanes

Apologies for going off-topic, but I wanted to respond to RattlerGator's post in the last thread:

”It started with the Communist revolution in Russia. We need to recognize we're in the death throes of that approach. They are using Islam to throw something of a Hail Mary pass. We need to be very clear about that.”

While I don’t doubt that Putin finds it gratifying to see the West in disarray, Islamic terrorism may pose a clearer existential threat to Russia than it does to the U.S. Indeed, the Russians even took it upon themselves to warn us about the Marathon bomber.


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If they see terrorism as a potential tool, I suspect they are far more interested in creating vulnerabilities in Western Europe and restoring their sphere of influence in the Middle East. Of course, what Putin & Co are building looks a lot more like a gangster empire than a communist revival.

”Thus, some of the misguided (IMHO) criticisms of Martin Luther King and his associations with known Communists. Those associations said very little about MLK but quite a bit about the battle between the USA and Russia.”

I’d extend that observation by adding that the existence of communist machinations doesn't doesn't tell us much about our race relations either. In fact, I suspect it might be considerably more fruitful to examine the domestic brand of political Islam which started showing up around the same time as LBJ’s Great Society push got going. Even there, I don’t know how much light such externalities would shed on how we got where we are, or where that actually is when it comes to race relations outside of the political arena.

I do agree that it might help if we spent more celebrating how much progress has been made. We’ve got a whole new generation, and a President, who have no actual experience with endemic & institutionalized racism, which might inform their judgments, or with the courage it took to confront it. When I see what kind of panderers that former civil rights leaders like John Lewis have become, it’s sad and discouraging.

Beasts of England

Captain at 10:31 speaks for me.

Sue

All I know about Mike Pence I've read here. Not sure what to think now.

Ann on iPad

A father and son were on their dream vacation. They are dead. I saw their picture and could only think of JIB and Frederick.

What horror!

Hillary cannot be president. CAN NOT

Miss Marple 2

Sue:

My comments on how he has conducted his governorship relate to mainly his ham-handed religious freedom effort. I think this was pushed by his small circle of advisers.

Pence is not a naturally gregarious person. despite him being a radio talk show host (and a good one) prior to running for Congress, he is actually a reserved man.

He tends to remain in his offices and not get out in the state too much, unlike Walker or our prior governor, Mitch Daniels.

He also gets no points from me for the Common Core bait and switch, although i am not sure how much of that was due tot he Secretary of Education at the time, who was a democrat and a former teacher.

Maybe he will improve if he has to deal with people like Manafort and Donald Trump, Jr.

One thing I can say is that he is a squeaky clean guy who has never been involved in any sort of scandal. He is also pretty conservative both fiscally and financially.

And, despite my reservations, Trump must see something in him that will help the campaign, so there you go.

Lurker Susie

Great for trump

Hillary Clinton
18m18 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton ‏@HillaryClinton
If you had any doubts about Trump sticking with his dangerous plan for America, say hello to his VP pick. pic.twitter.com/xuFClfZeLi

Janet

Sharia law should be banned in the United States. It is incompatible with advanced societies and western culture.

Exactly. If individuals from a tribe that believed in cannibalism wanted to come to America we might let some immigrate here, but they couldn't practice cannibalism any more.

Or could they nowadays?....could they build "churches" that promote cannibalism?
...could they practice their beliefs?
Would Americans be demonized as racist & xenophobic is we opposed cannibalism?

Miss Marple 2

You would think that the Never Trump people would be mollified.

Nope. They now consider Pence a traitor.

This is when I hate to be associated with the word "conservative," because it is increasingly looking like a code word for "dangerous, sore-loser lunatics."

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

SMOD 2016;
Trump announces final speakers at convention:
• Airwolf's Jan Michael Vincent
• Triple H & Chyna
• GWAR
• Pacific Rim jaeger "Gypsy Danger"

Lurker Susie

Blogs of War
Blogs of War – ‏@BlogsofWar

U.S. military has launched a new digital war against the Islamic State http://ift.tt/2afQtzu

Dave (in MA)

Speaking of "dangerous plan for America".

Cankles ♡ muzzies.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Barnes article should be stapled to the foreheads of every #NeverTrump like a modern Diet of Worms.

Miss Marple 2

Ignatz,

Sigh. I am so out of the culture I only know "Airwolf."

(That show had a great song and opening, though. How cool to have your hideout in an extinct volcano! LOL!)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--U.S. military has launched a new digital war against the Islamic State--

Why didn't Eisenhower think of that?

Sue

I think y'all spend too much time worrying about never Trump people. So far the only damage they've caused us to themselves and since most of them were people you didn't like anyway, win win, no?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

MM,
WWE Wrestlers
Disgusting shock rock band
Gigantic machine designed to fight gigantic monsters that keep swimming up out of the ocean.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Had to look up GWAR.
Sorry I did.

DrJ

Same here, Iggy.

boris

So if a group of people are shooting real guns at you but you don't have any bullet holes in you yet ... maybe they're shooting blanks ... so just ignore them.

windansea

Sharia law should be banned in the United States. It is incompatible with advanced societies and western culture.

They will just lie anyway. Wouldn't have helped with Mohammed the Truck driver, reports say he drank, smoked weed, and did not go to Mosques.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Stapled CH?
I was thinking 20p nails.

JM Hanes

Captain Hate:

"Tunisia and France had a pretty good working relationship in the latter part of the 20th century, I thought."

It's my understanding that France began importing large numbers of laborers from North Africe, to fill a yawning domestic gap, but gave them neither the incentive nor the opportunity to assimilate. In fact, I believe that at the beginning they didn't even allow men to bring their familiies with them. It didn't turn out to be a temporary measure, and the result was a large, permanently disaffected minority, collecting in isolated communities.

That seems to tie into the answer to my (Why France?) question yesterday, per the Telegraph

[T]his event provides further proof of France’s acute vulnerability to Islamist terrorism. That stems from several factors. The delicate truth is that France has the biggest Muslim minority in Europe, approaching 10 per cent of the population. That creates a larger pool within which a small minority can be radicalised.

In absolute numbers, France has provided more foreign fighters for Isil in Syria than any other European country, although it is not yet known whether the Nice attacker had any links to the country….

Funny, how Syria keeps showing up. The following sounds more like an effect than a cause, but taken together, this has always been the argument for going after terrorists in the safe havens where they train their bombers and from whence they promulgate their nihilistic ideology:

Finally, there is evidence that France’s intelligence agencies and security services are overwhelmed by the scale of the threat. Monitoring thousands of suspects is exceptionally labour intensive.

Sue

One of the children killed is an 11 year old, originally from Prosper. Prosper is where Deion Sanders lives (lived?) during his reality show, FYI. I think I heard the family had moved to Austin. So sad.

Janet the expert

http://heatst.com/uk/exclusive-france-suppressed-news-of-gruesome-torture-at-bataclan-massacre/

"Police witnesses in Parliament said they vomited when they saw the disfigured bodies.

Wahhabist killers apparently gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were stabbed in the genitals – and all the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda. For that reason, medics did not release the bodies of torture victims to the families, investigators said."

Janet the expert

Reminds me of the desecration of the bodies of Thomas Tucker and Kristian Menchaca.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2006/06/what-really-happened-to-privates-menchaca-and-tucker/

JM Hanes

Meant to point out the irony in the new French labor shortage.

fdcol63

I there there are 2 problems with regard to European assimilation of Muslims:

1) European society has traditionally been more class and caste-based, and really not as inclusive as American society has been regarding immigrants. They still looked at non-whites as colonial subjects, basically.

2) Muslims have been much more likely to isolate themselves within their own little immigrant enclaves, because they really don't like the West or Western customs and culture, and their plan has not been to assimilate but to conquer, either through force, birth rate, or a combination thereof.

Beasts of England

Some Bubba in a bass boat just cruised by me and yelled 'Turn that [redacted] down!' And I yelled back 'It's not [redacted], it's Sam and Dave!!'

I'll get him back, though. He stopped about 400' away, and when I head to lunch, I'll trim her all the way down, dial some Brothers Johnson to '11' and let him eat my wake. 'Cause that's the way I boat roll. 😎

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Who doesn't love Sam n Dave?
Recommend installing at least one torpedo tube, Beasts.

JM Hanes

Janet:

Stunning. Evil.

Art in Newport

Mike Pence is not a bad choice.

He was a Cruz supporter, endorsed him in the Indiana primary, so this is a definite reach-out to the Cruz voters.
He was a Congressman and a Governor, so brings ‘government experience’ to the ticket.
Nice guy, nice family, no scandals. Won’t create distractions.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Jeez, perhaps I'm late to this phenomenon but I just saw a commercial for something called Life Credit.
They'll pay you "up to 50%" of the value of your life insurance policy if you have cancer and are in financial distress. They'll have their dedicated representatives give you a call.
Talk about a macabre conversation and calculation.

narciso

airwolf, I loved that show, in retrospect, they made the Firm, they apparently couldn't say company, was more competent than in real life,
it really is back to the 80s,

so the terrorist was either part of the nice or cannes network,

Miss Marple 2

To counter evil, and to show that we really do live in a wonderful country, here's an inspiring story that showed up on my Twitter timeline today:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/homeless-teen-bikes-6-hours-to-get-to-college-sleeps-in-tent/401160413?ecmp=wsbtv_social_twitter_sfp

Do take the time to listen to his thank-you video.

narciso

the heavy duty outfit is called gign 9, they are the counterpart to the german unit you saw in civil war, they work for the ministry of interior,

Captain Hate

I thought Chyna died.

henry

Wishful thinking on their part? MSM to bring war zone body armor to Cleveland.

narciso

so he was sentenced in march, yet hr was out on the streets, four months later?

Captain Hate

I'm imagining multiple levels of positives:

http://www.weaselzippers.us/283521-the-black-lives-matter-movement-is-heading-to-the-rio-olympics/

DebinNC

Sane Chicagoans must be feeling tremendous relief that BOzo helped them lose the bid.

Appalled

The danger of a Pence nomination is that media folk will spend their time buttering him up so he is willing to give quotes that put some distance between Trump and himself, when Trump makes on of those remarks the media thinks we should disapprove of.

Frankly, though, Gingrich and Christie would have the same liability, plus a bunch of others coming from their loose lipped personalities.

Captain Hate

https://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2016/07/14/will-trump-win-in-a-blowout/

narciso

well would a mob lawyer, say anything different, about his former clients

https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/753949783820161024

buccaneer morgan

yes, janet, the one who supervised that horror was a tunisian as well,

Marlene

henry@12:31...now I'm really worried. I told the daughter to bring her pepper spray to Cleveland. Several people from her office will be attending and I also suggested to her they'd better have a buddy system.

henry

Marlene, to me it adds up to a planned mayhem event. Easily stopped, except the Mayor is on the side of mayhem and Kasich is off pouting somewhere.

maryrose

Sue
I agree with your statement wrt being upset with NeverTrumpers.
They were voted down last night as Momto2 stated earlier and crickets in the media and on this blog. Porch mentioned how glad she was.
I have said they are ineffective and will not stop the nomination of Trump.
Ann:
Agree with you about Hillary and I always liked Fred Barnes.

Miss Marple 2

Appalled, I am more concerned about a mole on his staff.

Let's remember that Bill Kristol was Dan Quayle's chief of staff. He was behind a lot of the stuff Quayle said, later heard him brag about it on Fox.

It's also there if you read between the lines of Quayle's Book "Standing Firm." Bush's people barred Kristol from campaign strategy meetings because of his tendency to leak. Kirstol convinced Quayle that it was because James Baker was intimidated by Kristol's intelligence. (This is written in black and white, and anyone who thinks Kristol intimidated James Baker is not living in the real world.)

It's possible Baker barred him as a neocon, but that isn't what he told Quayle.

maryrose

I went downtown today to get my credentials for Tuesday.
Police presence very evident in PublicSquare and the new mall looks lovely.

RattlerGator

While I don’t doubt that Putin finds it gratifying to see the West in disarray, Islamic terrorism may pose a clearer existential threat to Russia than it does to the U.S.
Posted by: JM Hanes | July 15, 2016 at 11:22 AM

I don't necessarily disagree with you, JM. You have no doubt noted some of the current critiques of Trump for being curiously neutral or even complimentary of Putin. I see this as something of a savvy approach by Trump, knowing that both our side and their side has played a little fast and loose with this death cult that is radical Islam.

But Russia is more complicit, has a Chechen Muslim issue (among others) that we don't have, and may be seriously useful in the coming roughneck fight that will likely have to be visited upon the death cult.

So, since it is clearly a situation that has to be managed carefully one way or the other, it's much better to have a President in place who is not about to apologize to any damn body for who and what the United States of America is. And, importantly, will not be predisposed to make excuses for Islam.

As the Germans are fond of saying, "Nicht wahr?"

lyle

https://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2016/07/15/enough/

Sadly, I don't think the Nice slaughter IS "enough" for the pusillanimous jackasses running Western Civilization.

buccaneer morgan

so we start with simple questions, why wasn't he in jail, we move to who was he in contact with as part of the nice or cannes crew,

Marlene

You know things are scary when you have to ask your 38 year old daughter to have a buddy system.

lyle

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-justice-ginsburgs-trump-derangement-syndrome-is-a-bad-sign/2016/07/14/e5392352-493a-11e6-acbc-4d4870a079da_story.html

Get this:

The debate is not over the man’s fitness for office — few people privately will make the case that Donald Trump is qualified or temperamentally suitable to be commander in chief — but over how much damage he might do.

Only a pecksniff from deep inside the [redacted] Bowelway, DC could be this ridiculously obtuse. Of course, the truth is that all the porcine snouts fear that Trump might--might--mean no more business as usual and that is what truly frightens these jackals.

lyle

Might have mixed some mammalian metaphors there...

:)

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