Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 31, 2015

Complete Classic Movie: The Jackpot (1950)

Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason. Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he’ll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Alan Ladd, Rita Rio – (When) I Look At You

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” William Shakespeare

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Major Barbara – Trailer

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

Ted Cruz Reacts to Vilification of Police: ‘Coming from the Top — All the Way to the President of the United States’

“Cops across this country are feeling the assault. They’re feeling the assault from the President, from the top on down as we see, whether it’s in Ferguson or Baltimore, the response of senior officials of the President, of the Attorney General, is to vilify law enforcement. That is fundamentally wrong, and it is endangering the safety and security of us all.”

Following the shooting of a sheriff in Houston, Texas by a black man as well as chants from Black Lives Matter protesters advocating violence against police, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz issued a statement saying he is proud to stand with law enforcement.

While campaigning in New Hampshire, Cruz addressed the attacks. both physical and verbal, which have been made against police officers across America.

Cruz is calling for leadership to act against this assault on all law enforcement officers, in light of the killing of Harris Country deputy sheriff Darren Goforth, which took place in Cruz’s hometown.

“We stand with our police officers, we stand with our fire fighters, with our EMS, with our first responders,” Cruz’s statement began. “These are brave humans who risk their lives keeping us safe. We are seeing a manifestation of the rhetoric and vilification of law enforcement that is coming form the top — all the way to the President of the United States and senior administration officials.”

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Sheriff Clarke: White House, DOJ Started ‘Open Season’ on the American Police Officer (Video)

On Saturday night’s broadcast of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an “open season” on police officers.

“I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand about it,” Clarke said. “I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one coming out of the White House, and one coming out of the United State Department of Justice. And it’s open season right now. No doubt about it.”

“I’m tired of people calling these black activists,” he added. “They’re not black activists. This is black slime and it needs to be eradicated from American society. I need every law abiding person in America to stand up and start pushing back against this slime.”

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Complete Classic Movie: Night Tide (1961)

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir. On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival.

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For centuries, this book sold 2nd only to Bible

Bill Federer recounts impact of John Bunyan’s ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’

He was imprisoned 14 years for preaching without a license from the government. This was John Bunyan, who died Aug. 31, 1688.

Born in Bedford, England, John Bunyan was a poor, unskilled tinker by trade. In 1657, at age 29, he became a Baptist minister and was arrested for having religious meetings, being imprisoned 1660-1672 and 1675-1676.

John Bunyan wrote in a “Relation of My Imprisonment”: “The justice … issued out his warrant to take me … as if we that were to meet together … to do some fearful business, to the destruction of the country; when alas! the constable, when he came in, found us only with our Bibles in our hands, ready to speak and hear the word of God. … So I was taken and forced to depart. … But before I went away, I spake some few words of counsel and encouragement to the people, declaring to them … that they would not be discouraged, for it was a mercy to suffer upon so good account. … We suffer as Christians. … Better be the persecuted, than the persecutors.”

During his imprisonment, John Bunyan supported his family by making shoelaces. It was during this time that he began writing “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” eventually published in 1678. It was an allegory of a pilgrim, named Christian, who fled from the City of Destruction and was directed by Evangelist to follow the straight and narrow path. He overcame temptations, depressions, deceptions and persecutions till he reached the Celestial City of Zion.

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How Illegal Immigration Finally Turned Off the Public by Victor Davis Hanson

If there were not a Donald Trump, he would likely have had to have been invented.

Why did the illegal-immigration issue launch Donald Trump’s campaign? Why did his recent tense press conference exchange with Univision’s Jorge Ramos please even some of Trump’s liberal critics? What is it about illegal immigration that has finally turned off so many Americans?

1. Race

Over the years immigration activists successfully deconstructed the complex issue of illegal immigration into a race and class morality tale of privileged whites picking on poor brown people. The operative buzzwords were “racism,” “nativism,” and “xenophobia.” That theme is now mostly bankrupt given that every great lie eventually falls from its own weight.

It was rarely the host, but more often the activists on behalf of the guests, who framed illegal immigration in racial terms. Activists foolishly fabricated the controversy as “we noble Latinos” against “you prejudiced non-Latinos.” They forgot apparently two obvious truths: one, thirty percent of Americans are not so-called white; and, two, most people resent ethnic chauvinism. Is an unemployed African-American sympathetic to the argument that someone has a birthright to illegally cross into the United States and find instant employment? Is a Punjabi-American, waiting patiently for his engineer cousin to get a green card, eager to be told the United States must make special concessions to the Latino lobby? Does a third-generation Mexican-American prefer that his neighborhood school and emergency room be flooded with indigent illegal Mexican nationals?

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Alleged Texas Cop-Killer Shot Deputy 15 Times, Says DA

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson read the charges against alleged cop killer Shannon Miles and said he shot the deputy a total of 15 times. The man accused of shooting Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth appeared in court in Houston, Texas, on Monday morning surrounded by a dozen deputies.

He has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer. The felony charge can include the death penalty.

Deputy Goforth was shot execution-style at a gas station on Friday night. The officer was in uniform and was putting gas in his patrol car at a Chevron station in northwest Houston.

Witnesses told Breitbart Texas that the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and in the back.

The formal charge (placed below) states that:

SHANNON J. MILES, hereinafter styled the Defendant, heretofore on or about August 28, 2015, did then and there unlawfully, intentionally, and knowingly cause the death of D. GOFORTH, hereafter styled the Complainant, a PEACE OFFICER in the lawful discharge of an official duty, by SHOOTING THE COMPLAINANT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON NAMELY A FIREARM, knowing at the time that the Complainant was a PEACE OFFICER.

Harris County DA Devon Anderson, a former criminal district court judge and prosecutor, will be trying the capital murder case against Miles.

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Hasselbeck: Why Hasn’t Black Lives Matter Been Classified as a Hate Group? (Video)

Jackson answered, “Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists. Ironically it’s people who have nothing, really no concern at all about black lives. People like George Soros.”

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends”, in light of the recent targeting of law enforcement officers including this weekends murder of Texas deputy Darren Goforth, co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked National Review’s Kevin Jackson why the Black Lives Matter movement is not classified as a hate group.

Hasselbeck asked, “Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group? I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

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