Out and About on a Weekend

Various part of the GOP are starting to do opposition research on Bernie Sanders. As I always say, don’t pay attention to what people say, watch what they do. People would not expend the time and money to do this unless some serious political number-crunchers have found out that Bernie has a path to the nomination.

Related: far left coming up with excuses for ditching Hillary.

What to do in an active shooter situation:

I have watched training videos on what to do in the event of an active shooter situation, and they all focus on the Run/Hide/Fight principle. Run if you can, hide if running isn’t an option, and fight if options A and B fail. What you should not do is simply lay down and die, or hope that the attacker dies of a stroke, or sit passively and get murdered. And in every one of these training videos, if you get to the Fight stage, the video producer recognizes something very basic, very simple, and yet so important – arm yourself. Grab a chair, grab a stapler, grab a binder or a coffee pot. Grab whatever you can to inflict the maximum amount of damage on your attacker, because something is better than nothing. But you know what is better than something? The right tool for the job, that’s what. You can attack an active shooter with a coffee pot, if that’s all you have, but wouldn’t you rather have a rifle at that moment, as well as the training to use it properly? Of course, because it’s the right tool for the job.

There’s a surfer gang that keeps others away from surfing. Who knew?

Lunatic lefty politician and corrupt, political hack get into a fight. It is Grayson vs Reid: Pass the popcorn.

Democrats must be more worried about 2016 than we thought – the Maryland legislature has over-rode a veto and will ensure that about 44,000 felons are able to vote in Maryland this year.

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6 thoughts on “Out and About on a Weekend

  1. Amazona February 13, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    A friend with friends in the Forest Service sent me the following letter. He sent it with the original headings so I could see that it had actually come from a FS employee. (The Forest Service is administered by the Department of Agriculture.) I have highlighted what I see as the use of a government agency, and a publication by a government agency, as promotion of a particular political party and agenda, (wow, that’s a lot of Ps) that I believe are not allowed to a government agency.

    “UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250

    Dear Employees,

    Earlier today, President Obama released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget proposal. Like other budgets, the FY17 proposal makes critical investments in our future and helps to ensure the progress happening today continues. With the release of this budget, I am also reminded of how far we’ve come since 2009 when our nation was gripped by economic recession. Under President Obama’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and created 14 million jobs. Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first time in almost eight years. Nearly 18 million people have gained health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. And we have dramatically cut our deficits by almost three-quarters and set our Nation on a more sustainable fiscal path.

    Since 2009, USDA has supported this progress by making significant and targeted investments in America’s rural communities to bring transformative change. Those investments have generated substantial results in the burgeoning bio-economy, an expanding local and regional food system, unparalleled investments in renewable energy, improved nutrition interventions for young people, historic partnerships in conservation and natural resources, and major contributions in rural communities. America’s farmers and ranchers are also expanding into new markets around the world, spurring innovation and creating jobs and opportunity on and off the farm. At the same time, agricultural exports have climbed more than 45 percent in value since 2009, totaling $911.3 billion over the past seven years.

    Yet, while it is important to take stock of our progress, this Budget is not about looking back at the road we have traveled. It is about looking forward and making sure our economy works for everybody and that we build the kind of country we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren. Therefore, the FY17 Budget focuses on meeting our greatest challenges – including accelerating the pace of innovation to tackle climate change; giving everyone a fair shot at opportunity and economic security; and continuing to make investments in the health and security of our children and families living and working in rural America.

    The President’s 2017 Budget will continue to expand opportunity for America’s agricultural producers, rural communities, and the most vulnerable populations . Critical investments are made to strengthen rural communities, expand agricultural trade, provide more opportunities for hardworking American families, modernize key infrastructure, and build resilience in the face of a changing climate. In short, this Budget will help to ensure the progress we’ve made together, continues.

    Because none of what we do on the program side is possible without a dedicated workforce, the FY17 Budget continues to support the men and women working at USDA by modernizing our workplaces and investing in our workforce.

    Thank you for working so hard to bring positive change and opportunity to millions of our fellow Americans. A summary of our budget proposal and the detailed budget justifications can be found at http://www.usda.gov/budget.

    Sincerely,

    Tom Vilsack

    Here is proof that yet another of the agencies in the newly created, unconstitutional, branch of government is so politically aligned there is not even an effort to disguise the political bias, the political agendas, or the political ass-kissing of the Department of Agriculture.

    A couple of the endeavors of the Department of Agriculture include:

    • USA: USDA Issues grants to support for robotics research
    • USDA Awards $97 M for Renewable Energy Projects

  2. Amazona February 13, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    the Maryland legislature has over-rode a veto and will ensure that about 44,000 felons are able to vote in Maryland this year.

    Which is appropriate given that they want these felons to vote for a felon. It’s just Identity Politics taken to the next level. I can just imagine the targeted TV ads……………

  3. Bob Eisenhower February 14, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    OK, let the discussion of replacing Scalia begin…now!

    • Amazona February 14, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      Why? If the GOP can find the backbone and manly parts to stand up for principle and not let Obama pack the Court with more horrible choices—after all, after looking at Kagan and Sotomayor do we need any more information on the kind of crappy justices he would appoint?—we should just wait it out till next year.

      And hope there is no President Trump to appoint his radical abortion-loving sister. Or a Dem president who will appoint Obama.

      • Bob Eisenhower February 14, 2016 / 2:24 pm

        Amazona

        Ok, so we’re depending on the backbone of the GOP? I guess it is time to welcome new Associate Justice Michael Moore to the bench…

      • Amazona February 14, 2016 / 2:53 pm

        I know… that’s why we (1) need to spend more time on Congressional seats and (2) need to keep on those we do elect, making sure they never forget we are watching them and demanding that they do what they said they would do when we voted for them.

        In an election year when it is possible that we will end up with either a pudgier pastier Obama on steroids or a tottering wheezy old communist or a Clinton, it is even more important to make sure there is a muscular and carefully vetted Congress in place.

        I don’t know about other states but Colorado has a weak Dem candidate who only won because he ran a vile, vicious, unprincipled (I DID say “Dem”, didn’t I? In that case, sorry for the redundancy) against an opponent who ran a terrible campaign. Among his many weaknesses, I think Michael Bennett’s greatest is that he voted for the ACA. I still think a rash of bumper stickers and billboards saying “Michael Bennett voted for a bill he never even read. FIRE HIM!” would be effective. It’s going to be a tough year for Republican Senate candidates—only a few Dems are up for reelection this year. Harry Reid’s seat will be open (though in need of a good enzyme treatment and steam cleaning) and there is the Colorado seat, which would give us two if we don’t lose any.

        But we tend to focus on the presidency and not pay so much attention to Congress, and the fact is, a muscular and principled Congress (we can take a break here to recover from fit of giggles) can take on a rogue president.

        No matter what, we HAVE to keep prodding our legislators, reminding them of their duty to us and their vulnerability if they screw us.

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