Monday, June 30, 2014

Bob Schieffer on war and the failure of politics

As we try to sort out where we are in Iraq, only two things seem clear to me: we went there for the wrong reason, we left in the wrong way.

When we were told Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, I thought we had no choice but to go to Iraq.

That proved wrong. There were no such weapons.

As young Americans died and the country grew weary of war, we announced our job was done and we would be leaving. The administration wanted to leave a small training force of American soldiers behind.

But Iraq wouldn't agree to let those troops remain under America's legal control, and we have never put American forces anywhere under that condition, so we left.

But did we push hard enough for such an agreement, or was this just an excuse for a war-weary America to get out?

That, like our reason for going there, will be a question for historians, and should be. World War I began 100 years ago this week, and we're still debating what caused it.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bob-schieffer-on-war-and-the-failure-of-politics/

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

YIKES !....Freaks with weapons !

Law enforcement in Arizona these days resembles a military. At least, that's what its weapons collection would imply.
A new ACLU report on the militarization of America's police makes it clear Arizona's law enforcement is putting together quite the weapons collection through the Department of Defense's 1033 program, which transfers military-grade weapons to local cops.

Here is the list of Arizona's military gear outlined in the ACLU report:

32 bomb suits
704 units of night vision equipment, such as goggles
1034 guns, 712 of which are rifles
42 forced entry tools, such as battering rams
830 units of surveillance and reconnaissance equipment
13,409 personal protective equipment and/or uniforms
120 utility trucks
64 armored vehicles
4 GPS devices
17 helicopters
21,211 other types of military equipment
One of the largest collections of military-grade gear belongs to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which has 120 assault rifles, five armored vehicles, and 10 helicopters, according to the ACLU report.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/arizona-has-this-massive-military-grade-weapons-cache-2014-6#ixzz35fTvkQ9G

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Really ?....Obama chews gum during D-Day ceremonies, sparks Twitter outrage

I'm going to skip the story and just post the comments...their more interesting =D

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/6/obama-chews-gum-d-day-ceremonies-twitter-outrage/


COMMENTS:

Arizona Don •
He has no class. None, nada, he is also totally void of any common sense. A slug would make a better president.

mmmilesll •
This clown has no respect for the office or the American people

jjmcl431 •
Obama does not respect his own country which he is the president of. do you really expect him to respect other countries, especially if they are not muslim?

Nonameever •
That is an insult to riders, riders do not chew gum. Obama was forced by his position to pay homage to whitey's war and it nothing to do with his people.

thunderclapnewman •
The fraud has no perspective, or past reference points to guide his bizarre behavior. Remember, he observed Christmas Eve by shooting hoops.

Jarhead1968 •
I thought chewing gum was forbidden according to the Koran.

svivar9087 •
Geez how petty can you get. WE GET IT YOU HATE OBAMA !
Maybe he should of sparked it up and really give u something to talk about.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top GOP Candidate for Governor Led Birther Effort in Arizona


Ken Bennett, the Arizona secretary of state best known for threatening to leave President Obama off the ballot in the state if Hawaii didn't produce verification of Obama's birthplace, is now a leading candidate in the Republican primary to become the state's next governor.

Bennett, who insists that he's not a birther, sent a request to Hawaiian officials for verification of Obama's birthplace in the spring of 2012, about a year after the White House produced a detailed copy of Obama's birth certificate.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/ken-bennett-arizona-governor-birther

WTF (again) !.....Are Hispanics Joining the White Mainstream?

Assimilation, intermarriage, and upward mobility might lead some Hispanics to identify as “white,” even as they hold to their cultural heritage. And in the same way, society may reciprocate, treating light-skinned, European Hispanics as ethnic whites, akin to Italians and Eastern Europeans. Which would fit the American pattern.

In any case, it’s more than clear that some Hispanics are following the path of previous European immigrant groups, where success breeds assimilation, and assimilation brings whiteness.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/05/hispanics_opting_to_identify_as_white_how_are_hispanics_assimilating.html

WTF ! !... The Cesar Chavez Running for Congress in Arizona Isn’t the One You’ve Heard Of


The Phoenix-area Chavez, however, is really a former Republican who switched parties and changed his name

Mexican-American civil rights icon Cesar Chavez died more than 20 years ago, so it would be nigh impossible for him to run for political office at this point. Nonetheless, the late National Farm Workers Association co-founder’s hallowed name is drawing lots of attention on a current Arizona ballot.

Which may be exactly what a 34-year-old former Republican running for the Seventh Congressional District seat, who changed his name to Cesar Chavez from Scott Fistler in 2013, is counting on.

http://time.com/2815739/the-cesar-chavez-running-for-congress-in-arizona-isnt-the-one-youve-heard-of/

Sunday, June 1, 2014

14 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You think you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.

Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/google-search-tricks_n_5338470.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Check it out....17 DIY Bathroom Hacks to Make Your Experience Less Crappy




http://mashable.com/2014/05/31/bathroom-hacks/?utm_content=feature_img&utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily

U.S. and Arizona Yield on Immigration


PHOENIX — The Obama administration has moved to drop its legal fight against what is arguably the most controversial provision of Arizona’s sweeping immigration law, the so-called show-me-your-papers provision permitting police officers to pull over people based on the suspicion that they are in the country illegally.

In return, Arizona has agreed to stop fighting to restore a section of the law that gives the police the power to arrest those who harbor people living in the United States illegally.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/us/us-and-arizona-yield-on-immigration.html?_r=0