Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Under Barack Obama, "It's a Madhouse!"



There's a scene from the original (1968) film Planet of the Apes that captures the pith of what's happening to our country under Obama. It's the scene where the gorilla Jailer turns a high-pressure fire hose on the caged Taylor (Charlton Heston) who roars, "It's a Madhouse! A Madhouse!"

Obama is recklessly shrinking our military while threats are rising, and the threats are coming from enemies he enabled or emboldened!

Consider the Islamic State, and how it conveniently filled the power vacuum he created. Conflate that with the intelligence community going on record to say the administration ignored its assessments then cooked the books!

Next, think about that legacy-seeking deal Obama negotiated with Iran, which makes no secret of its desire to acquire nuclear weapons -- at the same time its ruler is leading "Death to America!" chants.

Factor in the hundreds of "refugees" a week now flooding into the U.S. along with Obama's de facto Catch-and-Release Open Borders (illegal) immigration policy, and what we have now is "a Madhouse!"

We're a terrorist attack away from "Shelter-in-Place" again, and yet Obama talks about climate change, goes golfing or does fundraisers!

As I said, it's a MADHOUSE.

Some supporting links: 



Fb Note: Obama made a deal with Iran despite ALL THESE THREATS







Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trumpet player Gerard Presencer and the Us3 song "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)"


Gerard Presencer

Trumpet player Gerard Presencer, featured soloist on Blue Note's biggest-selling release of the 1990s, talks about his performance on Us3's Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia):

[Quoting] I was 18 or maybe 17 at the time I did that, but I wasn't playing with DJs. I was playing mostly gigs in London on the jazz scene. Us3 knew me by reputation as a trumpet soloist. When I was 15 or 16, I started to play with the Brand New Heavies and on recordings for other acid-jazz groups. I'm on quite a lot of recordings in the early '90s, like with Jamiroquai, Corduroy, and Mother Earth. There were loads of them. I got to play lots of solos on those records, which is probably actually why Us3 got in touch. [Producers Geoff Wilkinson and Mel Simpson] asked me if I've heard of Freddie Hubbard, and at that point, I don't think I was listening to anyone else. [Laughs.] So I just played in the style of Freddie a little bit, but also I think it sounds like me -- but it's obvious I love Freddie. Other than that, they didn't give me much instruction at all, actually, and it was a very quick session. [End quote]

Source: The Oral History of Us3's Bold Jazz-Rap Breakthrough 'Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)'How a team of U.K. producers went from infringing on Blue Note's copyrights to earning the label its first platinum plaque. Plus, Herbie Hancock and Lou Donaldson talk the joys of being sampled.

Original video of Us3's Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) on Vimeo featuring Gerard Presencer: 
https://vimeo.com/31473575 

The trumpet player in the 'emimusic'-uploaded YouTube music video isn't Gerard Presencer. Billboard's Gina van der Vliet spoke with producer Geoff Wilkinson about the making of that video in a 1997 article 'Us3 Takes A Walk Down Oldham's Video Runway' [p. 102].

Producer Geoff Wilkinson on Us3's surprise success: "I always thought there was a huge potential audience for jazz amongst younger people, and I wanted Us3 to be a point of access for them. By sampling classic jazz tracks, mixing them with beats and raps, and having younger jazz cats playing on top I was acknowledging the past, staying rooted in the present, and looking forward to the future, all at the same time." ← Amen to that :)

Us3's Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) contains samples of 5 songs...

Gerard Presencer on Facebook

Gerard Presencer's bio

Of course, the Us3 song was inspired by the original and wonderful "Cantaloupe Island" by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock from his epic 1964 'Empyrean Isles' album which also features musicians Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. Enjoy!


Original post (incl. comments)

Previously:
Patrick Williams ♫ Threshold
♫ Weather Report's 'Havona' by Jaco Pastorius
Freddie Hubbard and Al Jarreau ♫ Little Sunflower
♫ Waters of March (Águas de Março) Elis Regina & Tom Jobim

Thursday, March 10, 2016

In referencing 9/11, Hillary Clinton is a LIAR


Image Credit
Update: Benghazi victim's mom: Hillary needs to tell me the truth!

In referencing 9/11, ‎Hillary Clinton is a LIAR when she flatly states, "At no other time were those tragedies politicized."

Hillary Clinton has politicized 9/11 many times, perhaps the most egregious instance occurring in 2006 when, as a New York Senator, she made the shocking claim -- contradicting the 9/11 Commission Report -- that her husband and his national security team never saw the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) specifically titled "Bin Ladin [sic] Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks" -- a daily brief that President William J. Clinton received on December 4, 1998, more than two years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred!

Talk about Hillary being a loathsome liar...

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Duplicate URLs (already hyperlinked above):

Here is the link to a copy of the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) that Hillary Clinton politicized and lied about, that her husband blew off:
http://fas.org/irp/cia/product/pdb120498.html

Hear Hillary Clinton politicize and lie about 9/11 for yourself.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IOpbj8ajZs&t=1h2m15s
(Video will begin at the 1-hour 2-minutes 15-seconds mark.)

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Much of the above originally appeared in this Facebook Note:
The #Clintons and 9/11 -- add this to the treasonous things they did.

More: When Bill Clinton had multiple opportunities to get Bin Laden, HE FAILED TO ACT 

Related: Concerning the Global War On Terror, #WMDs did exist. #WMDinIraq #WMD

h/t Noel Sheppard, Rest In Peace...
http://newsbusters.org/node/9279

Credit for the image above belongs to Young Conservatives via:
https://twitter.com/YoungCons/status/706287600936484864

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Applying football jargon to the smash-mouth world of politics...

Face it: the so-called Republican Party leaders "heard footsteps" and flinched.


When I played football when I was younger, my dad told me about players who "heard footsteps," i.e., players who wouldn't or couldn't catch the ball over the middle because they feared the imminent hit. My dad said, "You're going to get hit anyway whether you catch the ball or not SO WHY NOT CATCH IT?!" His advice made sense, and it wasn't just for receivers, but for those who run the ball, so I used it to my advantage.

Sure, you can try to evade tacklers but when you know contact is inevitable, why not be the one delivering the punishing blow? Why not be the one imposing YOUR will upon others? That's why I admired Earl Campbell and Eric Dickerson, and The Great Jim Brown, who played before my time. I bring all this up to apply it in a political context.

No matter what, the GOP was going to get hit by the Obama regime, the Democrat Party AND so-called mainstream media -- they all share the same talking points. We know that. Yet, mush Republicans and RINOs STILL tried to appease Obama because they feared being hit. What cowards!


When it came time to leverage the TWO HISTORIC LANDSLIDE WIN MID-TERMS of 2010 and 2014, they put their political lives and their ruling-cla$$ power ahead of what was best for America. And in the process, in the meantime, their abandonment of us and their duties as Opposition Party caused our country undeniable damage.

And these so-called Republican "leaders" wonder why so many Americans are outraged? Give me a break! As far as I'm concerned, they and the Obama administration cronies they kowtowed to are all partners in crime. They are all thick as thieves. To Hell with Boehner, McConnell, and other Republicans who did not stand in Obama's way and stop his agenda. They are complicit in Obama's crimes and just as guilty. History will not look kindly at their unceasing capitulation to a lawless administration.

PS- The crying yes-man was duped (again). Boehner shouldn't put any stock in Obama calling him a "patriot". We're talking about a prez who doesn't know the first thing about being one.

Credit for first image: Diann @ All the Right Snark
Credit for second image: 'Lysander Spooner'

Related:

I hear there's a job opening up
http://patriotretort.com/i-hear-theres-a-job-opening-up/

How Can We Miss You [John Boehner] If You Never Leave?
http://www.sondrakistan.com/2015/09/28/how-can-we-miss-you-if-you-never-leave/

Why Are Republicans Complicit in Obama’s 3rd-World Transformation of America?
http://conservativepapers.com/news/2015/06/11/why-are-republicans-complicit-in-obamas-3rd-world-transformation-of-america/

Erik Rush: Let's be Honest -- It's Not Just Boehner and McConnell in the GOP Helping Obama Destroy America
http://eaglerising.com/23895/lets-be-honest-its-not-just-boehner-and-mcconnell-in-the-gop-helping-obama-destroy-america/

#Obama's legacy: Let us count "the firsts"

Saturday, February 28, 2015

'Remember Me,' a tribute to U.S. Armed Forces, by Lizzie Palmer

Music by Ryan Farish


Note on video: [Excerpt] A Farish song, "Pacific Wind," was featured in a popular YouTube video, entitled "Remember Me," created by a 15-year-old high school student named Lizzie Palmer. The video, a sentimental montage of soldiers in the Iraq War, was ranked as the 48th most watched YouTube video of all time as of April 26, 2008. As of January 2015, it has received over 31.8 million views. Palmer and Farish gained renown from the prominence of the video; the former was interviewed on news networks including CNN. To date, listener supported videos have reached beyond 60 million views on YouTube.com.

Also: Bruce Maiman's interview with "Youthful Patriot Lizzie Palmer on KFBK Memorial Day"
Interview ends at 14:30, followed by Miss Palmer's 'Remember Me'
h/t http://www.patriotwatch.com/vetvideos.htm

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Read the scathing open letter to Eric Holder written by former FBI Agent K. Dee McCown


K. Dee McCown

Here is the open letter that former FBI Special Agent K. Dee McCown wrote to Eric Holder:

[Quoting]

K. Dee McCown
College Station, Texas
December 28, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder,

It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on the same "team" conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis.

I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of law enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor responsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas counties, many of which were rural; in places where one would suspect racism to flourish given the narrative often pushed by Hollywood and urban progressive elites like yourself. I performed this mission diligently and under the close supervision of two FBI managers; an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Special Agent in Charge (SAC,) both of which happened to be African American and outstanding law enforcement professionals. I also performed this mission serving side by side with a variety of law enforcement agencies at the Federal, State and local level.

I have observed you closely during your tenure as Attorney General and notably during these last tumultuous years; watching you negotiate a number of controversial public matters to include the ATF Fast and Furious scandal, Black Panther Party intimidation at voting booths, IRS targeting of American citizens (citizen groups opposed to the Obama Administration,) the ignoring of US Immigration laws, DOJ criminal indictments of select news reporters and your management of several high profile criminal investigations involving subjects of race, notably African Americans.

Until today, I chose to hold my tongue. However, with the assassination of two NYPD Lieutenants last weekend in New York City, at the hands of a African American man with a lengthy criminal record, fresh from his participation in anti-police activities; coupled with numerous "don't shoot, hands up," and "black lives matter" anti-police protests (some of which are violent) occurring daily around the nation, I am compelled to write you this letter.

To be blunt Mr. Holder, I am appalled at your lack of leadership as the Attorney General of the United States and your blatant politicizing of the Department of Justice. Your actions, both publicly and privately, have done nothing to quell the complex racial issues we face in our country and have done everything to inflame them. As the "top cop" of the United States, you share in the blame for much of the violence and protests we are now witnessing against law enforcement officers honorably serving throughout our nation.

During one of your first public speeches as Attorney General you made it a point to call America "a nation of cowards" concerning race relations. That speech, followed by other public announcements where you emphatically opined that the odds were stacked against African Americans in regard to the enforcement of law, your intention to change the law and permit convicted felons to vote after incarceration, and your changes to federal law ending "racial profiling," are poignant examples of how detached you remain from the challenges faced by law enforcement officers serving in crime ridden neighborhoods throughout the nation. These opinions are also indicative of a man that lives and works in the elitist "bubble" of Washington D.C.

Your performance, as the nation's Attorney General, during the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri clearly highlights your myopic view on this topic. Contrary to your embarrassing prejudgment in the Brown case and evasive post trial remarks on the Martin case, neither Brown nor Martin were targeted and/or killed because of their African American race. Rather, as non-emotive investigations determined, both teens died as a consequence of their own tragic and egregious behavior; behavior that involved a violent assault on a law abiding citizen in the Trayvon Martin case, and a violent assault on a young police officer in the Michael Brown case. Yet you, as the number one spokesman for law enforcement in the country, blame the deaths of these men on years of institutional racism and the alleged epidemic targeting of African American men by police departments around the country; nothing could be further from the truth. Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all you could muster was the following comment:

"The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a "patterns and practices" inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism."

So, let's get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its' senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon.


Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the "coward" and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.

Further to this point Mr. Holder, law enforcement officers around the country remain dismayed and shocked at the counsel you keep; that being your close relationship with none other than Al Sharpton, a racist "shake down artist" who spreads hate, divisiveness and the promotion of anti-law enforcement sentiment throughout the country; a tax evading fraudster who has unbelievably visited the White House over 80 times in recent years. It is simply beyond my comprehension as a former federal law enforcement professional, that you, the Attorney General of the United States, joined arms in common cause with a charlatan like "the Reverend" Al Sharpton; and it speaks volumes to your personal character and lack of professional judgment.

Violent crime, out of wedlock births, drug abuse, rampant unemployment and poverty found in many low-income minority neighborhoods are not a result of racist community policing and racial profiling as you so quickly assert, and frankly most law abiding Americans are exhausted of hearing this false narrative repeated time and again by you and others in the racial grievance industry. While no one, me included, would ever suggest that African Americans have not suffered from institutional racism in the past, I would strongly argue that we no longer live in the Mississippi of 1965, nor do we live in a country that even closely resembles the "Jim Crow" South of yesteryear. Those days, thankfully, are in the past as are the generations of Americans that supported such egregious behavior and endured such suffering.

Rather, Mr. Holder, we live in a day and time where the root cause of many problems faced in our African American communities can be attributed to the breakdown of civil order due to the rejection of institutional and family authority and the practice of counter-culture values; and most notably, from the absence of strong male leadership in fatherless black families. The reason that our local police officers are so often entwined in tragic events in black communities is because it is the police that have filled the void in these communities that should be occupied by moral and strong black men leading family units with Godly values. You, Mr. Holder, especially, should be thanking the police rather than persecuting them for the gap they fill in these communities because if it were not for the intervention of local police many African American neighborhoods would be in a state of total anarchy.

Yet tragically, you and your race-baiting colleague Al Sharpton (a paid media personality under contract with MSNBC news) choose to remain silent because to publicly speak this self-evident truth threatens to not only alienate and offend the most loyal voting constituency of the Democratic Party but diminish your and Al Sharpton's self-serving power base in these suffering communities. God forbid that you would suggest individual citizens accept responsibility for their own behavior and the collective failure of their communities; it is so much easier for you and others like you to make excuses, play the victim card, and pander rather than address the real root causes that plague many low income neighborhoods.

Mr. Holder, the public is aware of FBI statistics that tell a different story than the one you and Sharpton preach. We know that young African American males, representing a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, are by far the greatest perpetrators of violent crime in America when compared to their peers in other ethnic groups, and, we know that citizens of African American descent overwhelmingly make up the majority of their victims. We also know that incidents where white police officers shoot and kill black perpetrators are rare and on the decline. We know further that although there are legitimate and bona fide Federal Civil Rights investigations in the United States worthy of pursuing, they are miniscule when compared to the false narrative portrayed by you, President Obama and Sharpton declaring rampant discrimination against African American men by police officers throughout the country. You are just plain wrong.

In closing Mr. Holder I will leave you with this thought; you were given a rare opportunity to lead with integrity during a variety of divisive and controversial issues during your tenure as the 82d Attorney General of the United States and rather than be a man of moral courage you chose instead to cower, further inflame racial tensions, advance false narratives and play progressive political activist.

Time and again you chose to "politicize" the mission of the Department of Justice rather than pursue justice and now, tragically, we are witnessing the fruits of your irresponsible behavior in the murder of two innocent police officers in New York City, assassinated by a man motivated by the flames of racial hatred that you personally fanned. How many more police officers will be injured or die in the coming days because of the perilous conditions you helped create in this nation. You, President Obama and Al Sharpton own this problem lock, stock and barrel and now it is your legacy.

As thousands of NYPD officers turn their collective back on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, another dishonest politician and Sharpton disciple, so too do countless Federal law enforcement officers turn our backs on you.

K. Dee McCown
FBI (1997 - 2008)

CC: Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Harry Reid
The Honorable Bill Flores
The Honorable John Boehner
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

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Related...

Best source for the letter:
'Indiana DEA' link posted 28DEC2014 (also hyperlinked above):
https://www.indianadea.com/former-fbi-sa-mccown-writes-letter-to-eric-holder/

Due to how the letter is being received by the general public, with it being "circulated widely on social media sites and blogs," Snopes.com confirmed the letter as genuine, posting this response from author K. Dee McCown: "I in fact wrote the letter and stand by every word. It's time to stand up and speak truth to power. Thanks for checking."

Personal observation: a Google-search for the K. Dee McCown letter did not produce the number of results expected. No "mainstream" media websites were listed. Perhaps that's not odd, knowing how most, to this day, are still Obama lap-dogs. Which leads us to one of the reasons for doing this blog post: to ensure this letter written by a well-respected law enforcement professional is read then shared.

See also:

● 'In a Scathing Letter to Obama, [Ron Hosko] Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Eric Holder as "Chief Among Antagonists" in Ferguson

● 'Is Eric Holder the most corrupt and lawless AG in U.S. history?'
Original (Facebook Note) & blog post.
Comment section of Facebook Note will continue to be updated with relevant news.

● 'Some links on the Democratic Party's history of racism, bigotry, violence, segregation, and the KKK'
Original (Facebook Note) & blog post.
Comment section of Facebook Note will continue to be updated with relevant news.

● 'Obama and Ferguson, Missouri'
Original (Facebook Note) & blog post.

● 'On the Obama-media relationship...'
https://www.facebook.com/notes/joe-kidd/on-the-obama-media-relationship/734932803185944

The following three quotes are a proper way to wrap this post up:

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

George Orwell: "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

and Montesquieu: "There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice."
Note: "The Founding Fathers, most especially James Madison, drew upon Montesquieu's theory of the separation of powers when drafting the Constitution."