Little South Korean Girl practices bowing with robot.
……and that should frighten us.
*hat tip via Twitter @Imaumbn - You need to follow them both!
From Drudge - a picture of Hillary with the caption: “Choices,Choices.” The linked article explores Mrs. Clinton’s possible future endeavors, but I believe the picture and caption make a nice catty slap at what she is wearing. ……. which by the way …… what the hell is she wearing?
An ex-US Marine suffering from PTSD is languishing in a Mexican prison and needs our help. Jon Hammar was imprisoned in Mexico on August 13, 2012 on a weapons charge that appears to be a misunderstanding over a sixty-year old shotgun he carried that belonged to his great-grandfather. Hammar believed he had obtained the proper documentation for transporting the gun through Mexico as he traveled to Costa Rica for a surfing getaway. This story is heartbreaking. Please call your representatives in Washington to demand that something be done to secure his safe release.
Call 202-226-8000 and ask to be connected to your Representative’s office.
MEXICO CITY — As a U.S. Marine, Jon Hammar endured nightmarish tension patrolling the war-ravaged streets of Iraq’s Fallujah. When he came home, the brutality of war still pinging around his brain, mental peace proved elusive.
Surfing provided the only respite.
“The only time Hammar is not losing his mind is when he’s on the water,” said a fellow Marine veteran, Ian McDonough.
Hammar and McDonough devised a plan: They’d buy a used motor home, load on the surfboards and drive from the Miami area to Costa Rica to find “someplace to be left alone, someplace far off the grid,” McDonough said.
They made it to only the Mexican border. Hammar is in a Matamoros prison, where he spends much of his time chained to a bed and facing death threats from gangsters. He’s off the grid, for sure, in walking distance of the U.S. border. But it’s more of a black hole than a place to heal a troubled soul.
The reason might seem ludicrous. Hammar took a six-decade-old shotgun into Mexico. The .410 bore Sears & Roebuck shotgun once belonged to his great-grandfather. The firearm had been handed down through the generations, and it had become almost a part of Hammar, suitable for shooting birds and rabbits.
But Mexican prosecutors who looked at the disassembled relic in the 1972 Winnebago motor home dismissed the U.S. registration papers Hammar had filled out. They charged him with a serious crime: possession of a weapon restricted for use to Mexico’s armed forces.
Hammar isn’t the only American accused of questionable gun-related charges at Mexico’s border. Last April, a truck driver who was carrying ammunition through Texas got lost near the border, dipped into Mexico to make a U-turn and was forced to spend more than six months in jail.
It’s been months since Hammar’s Aug. 13 arrest, and his former Marine comrades are livid and dumbfounded, impotent to help.
“It’s heartbreaking. This is a guy who I served with in numerous combat situations, and he was one of the best we had,” said veteran Marine Sgt. James Garcia.
Hammar, 27, joined the Marines and deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq before receiving an honorable discharge in 2007, serving another four years in inactive reserve. In Fallujah, one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq, Hammar’s Marine battalion was hit hard, with 13 killed in action and more than 100 wounded, Garcia said.
Read more at McClatchydc.com
Almost everyone has offered an opinion as to why the Romney campaign failed to win Tuesday’s election. After reading many of those opinions, here’s my take. I see four major areas that need improvement.
1. Demographics. Not enough outreach to minorities and young people. Not by design, mind you, but by assuming that the GOP message is reaching all people. It’s not. So we need to do better. America’s population is changing. Asian and Hispanics families often have strong conservative beliefs. Welcome them, their families and their businesses. Offer local scholarships and awards in student contests which reinforce Conservative values. Make sure they feel welcome at events and gatherings. Let the Democrats have the young women who think Libya is something between their legs and birth control pills are an entitlement. Those people don’t want us, and we really don’t need them.
2. Tactics. The Left fights hard and they often fight dirty. Republicans think erroneously that by taking the “high road,” by not taking the muck right back to the liberal source, they somehow look better. And they may for a few minutes or so, but often times, it’s the muck and lies people remember. You can fight tough and mean, without being a thug. We can fend off unfair attacks and lies aggressively. We can take back our language. Liberals use words as conversion tools; think of fetus, rainbow, justice, choice – all perfectly good and previously non-political words that have been hijacked by the Left and given new meaning. What they have done with our language is brilliant, but it’s time we took our words back.
3. Media Bias. So this one puzzles me. Yes, there is media bias and it has been around for years. Andrew Breitbart, God bless him, made huge strides in this area, I know. So has Fox News, but I want to know why are we still wringing our hands over this one? Really, how many times must we listen to Bernie Goldberg (whom I really do like) tell us over and over again that the media is biased. We know! Now, what are we going to do about it? Why aren’t Conservatives as a whole tackling this one? No fair and balanced newspapers? Create a national one. Conservatives certainly have the talent for such an endeavor. Plus, almost half of all Americans voted for Mitt Romney (much of the other half probably doesn’t even read a newspaper), and many of us would love to have a newspaper which reports fairly and accurately. Call out the Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddows of the world. Call out their advertisers – hey, Conservatives buy crap, too. When outrageous reporting and events take place, get outraged. Organize. Communicate. Boycott. Oh, yeah and Coordinate. Almost sounds like that union thing, doesn’t it?
4. Now this one may be misunderstood by some, but I can’t help that. I am as Pro-life as they come, and I believe elective abortion is a horrible thing and hurts the mothers, as well as destroying the unborn. In my opinion overturning Roe v. Wade would be ideal, but I do not think that is going to happen anytime soon, if at all. So what to do? I believe we keep Pro-Life in the platform, but not get cornered into discussing rare what-if scenarios. Those what-if scenarios are the tool the left uses to destroy decent, well-meaning Conservative candidates, especially Conservative male candidates. Positive Pro-life action and Pro-life education are what will change the hearts of people, not lecturing on pregnancy by rape scenarios, or rare instances of medically necessary abortions, especially when one has no medical training. I think changing the hearts of people is more doable and easier than getting rid of Roe v. Wade, at least for now.
So, after the initial shock and disappointment of Tuesday’s outcome, I am ready to get to work and hope you are, too. Forward! heh.
Something new from the land of fruits and nuts.
San Francisco’s New ‘Tata Massage’ Parlor Offers $350 Face Slaps
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – It’s the first massage business of its kind this side of the Pacific and it landed here in San Francisco. If it’s rest and relaxation you seek, however, prepare for a slap in the face.
Another massage parlor in San Francisco? Ho-hum, you might think. But if you take a look at the ad for the brand new Tata Massage parlor, you might be surprised to see what it’s offering: face-slapping.
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Apparently, Obama does believe his own bullshit. He said so himself.
From Renegade: The Making of a President by Richard Wolffe page 102:
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