You can't be too cynical No matter how cynical you are, you're
not nearly cynical enough!
Isaiah 5:20 -- Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. (Woe to us, folks,
for we have a nation have done that!)
Looking for the San Antonio Tea Party? Just hit that link. This is no longer The San Antonio Tea Party's home (it was once, and then it wasn't,
and then once again it was, and now once again it's not). This is now just the blog of little old me. Robin Juhl,
proprietor (Webmaster@TheyThinkYouAreStupid.com). That's ALL. I'm no longer on the board of SATP and have no say in the policy thereof. But God
The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president
— the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul
(R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power
is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield,
even within the United States itself.
Note that beside Senator Levin (Dipshit-Mich.) and Senator McCain (RINO-AZ), Senator Lindsey
Graham (Amnesty-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (Knothead-N.H.) support it. What do we have to do to get rid of these people?!
...I’ll believe it’s a crisis when
the people who tell me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis. Until they start foregoing private jets
and beachside mansions, it’s going to be hard for me to take their calls for sacrifice on my part seriously.
It's as if they knew it was really all a hoax. Well, now it turns out that IT WAS A HOAX AND THEY KNEW IT! From
the UK's Mail Online:
Climategate scientists DID collude with government officials to hide research that didn't fit their
apocalyptic global warming
5,000 leaked emails reveal scientists deleted evidence that cast doubt on claims climate
change was man-made
Experts were under orders from US and UK officials to come up with a 'strong message'
Critics claim: 'The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering'
Scientist asks, 'What
if they find that climate change is a natural fluctuation? They'll kill us all'
a scam. A horrible scam. The Sun determines the majority of our climate. Man's use of carbon surely
has some effect, but it's next to nothing compared to the fluctuations in the Sun's output. They knew it and
they acted like they knew it -- and they WROTE EACH OTHER about it.
Should we "Kill [them] all?"
No. But wrecked careers and copious jail time would be appropriate. Oh, and laughter. Do make fun of them when
ere you can. they deserve it!
Home for Christmas SATP Supporting
We in the United States of America have much for which
to be grateful. We are blessed in countless ways. One of those blessings is the safety and security we have
as a result of the brave men and women who serve the country as part of the military. But their gift of securing our
freedoms often comes with a heavy price: many have died and many more have been wounded in action.
The SATP Executive Council voted unanimously to sponsor a holiday gift opportunity to say thank you to these wounded warriors.
We have selected the Military Warriors Support Foundation, headquartered here in San Antonio as the beneficiary.
We have arranged a wonderful catered holiday lunch from Pedrotti's. Serving will
begin at 12:30 PM. While we hope you will join us for the festive meal, it is not necessary to purchase
the meal in order to attend the General Meeting at 2:00 PM.
After you register you will be shown how to purchase
the meals. The cost of this special holiday lunch is $23.50. So that the caterers can plan for the proper amount of food,
the meals must be paid for in advance.
Even if you choose not to join us for the meal, please
click the link above to register. We want to be sure we have proper seating available for your party.
Once upon a time, at a Tea Party meeting back in the spring of 2009, I said that I'd be willing to step in front of
a bullet for the president. Even Obama. He is the duly-elected president, and it is the duty of every commissioned
officer to protect the president.
Somebody recently shot at the White House. "Attempted Assasination"
is the charge. And what does "Occupy San Diego" do? They held a moment of silence FOR THE SHOOTER!
Happened by John F. Kennedy HS just as a small protest was at its peak just across the street. There was a Univision truck and about 20-30 folks with
hand-made signs. How could I resist?!
A lady told me it was organized nu four groups, two of which were a groups
of high school students and the local Move-On.org folks. Can't remember the other two. There was also a guy with
a purple SEIU shirt.
Anyway, they did it right: hand-made signs, peaceful assembly, and talking, not screaming.
When they chanted, it was things like "We love our teachers!"
The gent below had the SEIU shirt. We had a nice conversation and shook hands. Wish all our opponents could
be so nice!
People like this I can deal with. "God Bless," as the gent from SEIU said to me!
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sidestepping controversy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declined
to take sides Monday on a proposal for higher taxes backed by fellow Republicans on Congress' supercommittee, yet expressed
confidence the panel would agree on a deficit-reduction plan of at least $1.2 trillion by a Nov. 23 deadline.
for $300 billion in higher taxes has stirred grumbling within the ranks of congressional Republicans, for whom opposition
to such measures has been political bedrock for more than two decades.
that's what we need--more taxes! Don Suber notes this counter-gem:
One good thing about overspending by $4 trillion since Barack Obama become president: It eliminated all the
sacred cows. An overwhelming majority not seen in 39 years wants every federal government program to have its budget cut.
Every single one of them. No exceptions. Just cut the spending already.
A portion is below, With highlighting in Underlined Bold and
[Bracketed italicized comments] added.
On March 1, 2002, a Penn State graduate assistant ("graduate assistant") who was
then 28 years old, entered the locker room at the Lasch Football Building on the University Park Campus on a Friday night
before the beginning of Spring Break. The graduate assistant, who was familiar with Sandusky, was going to put some newly
purchased sneakers in his locker and get some recruiting tapes to watch. It was about 9:30 p.m. As the graduate
assistant entered the locker room doors, he was surprised to find the lights and showers on. He then heard slapping
sounds. He believed the sounds to be those of sexual activity. As the graduate assistant put the sneakers in his locker, he
looked into the shower. He saw a naked boy, Victim 2, whose age he estimated to be ten years old, with his hands up against
the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that both
Victim 2 and Sandusky saw him. The graduate assistant left immediately, distraught.
[COMMENT: He ABANDONED a ten-year-old that was being raped? After the child looked him in the eye?
Sure, it'd be OK to temporaily leave to get a weapon, but to totally abandon a kid? How can he live with himself?
And how can Penn State still have this guy as an assistant coach?
Here are the two men who IGNORED the rape of a little boy for at least a day
each. Rape enablers! And who's the on the left? Yes, the slug has been identified as Mike McQueary,
now a coach under Paterno!!!]
The graduate assistant went to his office and called
his father, reporting to him what he had seen. His father told the graduate assistant to leave the building and
come to his home . The graduate assistant and his father decided that the graduate assistant had to report
what he had seen to Coach Joe Paterno ("Paterno"), head football coach of Penn State. The next morning,
a Saturday, the graduate assistant telephoned Paterno and went to Paterno's home, where he reported what he had seen .
[COMMENT: The guy was 28 and went crying to daddy instead of the
cops? He WAITED a day to report this to ANY authority? He didn't even call the police? Note that he
says he told Paterno everything. ]
Joseph V. Paterno testified
to receiving the graduate assistant's report at his home on a Saturday morning. Paterno testified that the graduate assistant
was very upset. Paterno called Tim Curley ("Curley"), Penn State Athletic Director and Paterno's immediate superior,
to his home the very next day, a Sunday, and reported to him that the graduate assistant had seen Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch
Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy .
[COMMENT: Paterno waited ANOTHER day before reporting this , and then it was only
to the athletic director? Are you kidding me? Even if he'd only heard "in the Lasch Building showers
fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy" from the "graduate assistant ," he didn't
call the cops? And then he continued to work with this guy…? Don’t forget that quote is Paterno’s
words—“something of a sexual nature to a young boy.”]
Approximately one and a half weeks later , the graduate assistant
was called to a meeting with Penn State Athletic Director Curley and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz
("Schultz"). The graduate assistant reported to Curley and Schultz that he had witnessed what he believed
to be Sandusky having anal sex with a boy in the Lasch Building showers . Curley and Schultz assured the
graduate assistant that they would look into it and determine what further action they would take. Paterno was not present
for this meeting.
[COMMENT: Over a week later. Got right
on that, didn’t they? Bet they were busy trying to figure out how to BURY this. Call the cops? Oh,
dear no! Think of the scandal! And again, there are now three officials who’ve been told a child had
been raped . And they did…? Nothing much… .
The graduate assistant heard back from Curley a couple of weeks later .
He was told that Sandusky's keys to the locker room were taken away and that the incident had been reported to The Second
Mile. The graduate assistant was never questioned by University Police and no other entity conducted an investigation
until he testified in Grand Jury in December, 2010. The Grand Jury finds the graduate assistant's testimony to be extremely
[COMMENT: Nothing much , indeed!
The penalty for raping a child at Penn State is losing the keys to the locker room. If you’re an official, that
is. Good to know what our tax dollars pay for. It’s “footbal uber alles” at Penn State! Meanwhile:
Nobody knows who this kid was. They never bothered to even TRY to find him.]
Curley testified that the graduate assistant reported to them that "inappropriate conduct"
or activity that made him "uncomfortable" occurred in the Lasch Building shower in March 2002. Curley specifically
denied that the graduate assistant reported anal sex or anything of a sexual nature whatsoever and termed the
conduct as merely "horsing around"_ When asked whether the graduate assistant had reported "sexual conduct"
"of any kind" by Sandusky, Curley answered, "No" twice. When asked if the graduate assistant had report
ed "anal sex between Jerry Sandusky and this child," Curley testified, "Absolutely not."
Curley testified that he informed Dr..lack Raykovitz, Executive Director of the Second Mile of the
conduct reported to him and met with Sandusky to advise Sandusky that he was prohibited from bringing youth onto the Penn
State campus from that point forward. Curley testified that he met again with the graduate assistant and advised him that
Sandusky had been directed not to use Penn State's athletic facilities with young people and "the information"
had been given to director of The Second Mile. Curley testified that he also advised Penn State University President Graham
Spanier of the information he had received from the graduate assistant and the steps he had taken as a result. Curley was
not specific about the language he used in reporting the 2002 incident to Spanier. Spanier testified to his approval of the
approach taken by Curley. Curley did not report the incident to the University Police, the police agency for
the University Park campus or any other police agency.
Schultz testified that he was
called to a meeting with Joe Paterno and Tim Curley, in which Paterno reported "disturbing" and "inappropriate"
conduct in the shower by Sandusky upon a young boy, as reported to him by a student or graduate student. Schultz was present
in a subsequent meeting with Curley when the graduate assistant reported the incident in the shower involving Sandusky and
a boy. Schultz was very unsure about what he remembered the graduate assistant telling him and Curley about the shower incident.
He testified that he had the impression that Sandusky might have inappropriately grabbed the young boy's genitals while
wrestling and agreed that such was inappropriate sexual conduct between a man and a boy. While equivocating on the definition
of "sexual" in the context of Sandusky wrestling with and grabbing the genitals of the boy, Schultz conceded that
the report the graduate assistant made was of inappropriate sexual conduct by Sandusky. However, Schultz testified that the
allegations were "not that serious" and that he and Curley "had no indication that a crime had occurred."
Schultz agreed that sodomy between Sandusky and a child would clearly be inappropriate sexual conduct. He denied having such
conduct reported to him either by Paterno or the graduate assistant.
that he and Curley agreed that Sandusky was to be told not to bring any Second Mile children into the football building and
he believed that he and Curley asked "the child protection agency" to look into the matter. Schultz testified
that he knew about an investigation of Sandusky that occurred in 1998, that the "child protection agency" had done,
and he testified that he believed this same agency was investigating the 2002 report by the graduate assistant. Schultz acknowledged
that there were similarities between the 1998 and 2002 allegations, both of which involved minor boys in the football showers
with Sandusky behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner. Schultz testified that the 1998 incident was
reviewed by the University Police and "the child protection agency" with the blessing of then-University counsel
Wendell Courtney. Courtney was then and remains counsel for The Second Mile. Schultz confirmed that University President Graham
Spanier was apprised in 2002 that a report of an incident involving Sandusky and a child in the showers on campus had been
reported by an employee. Schultz testified that Spanier approved the decision to ban Sandusky from bringing children into
the football locker room and the decision to advise The Second Mile of the 2002 incident.
[COMMENT: Previous perversion , too? No problem – if you’re a great coach!
Although Schultz oversaw the University Police as part of his position,
he never reported the 2002 incident to the University Police or other police agency, never sought or reviewed a police report
on the 1998 incident and never attempted to learn the identity of the child in the shower in 2002.
No one from the University did so. Schultz did not ask the graduate assistant for specifics. No one ever did. Schultz expressed
surprise upon learning that the l998 investigation by University Police produced a police report. Schultz said there was never
any discussion between himself and Curley about turning the 2002 incident over to any police agency. Schultz retired in June
2009 but currently holds the same position as a senior vice president with Penn State, on an interim basis.
Graham Spanier testified about his extensive responsibilities as President of Penn State and his educational
background in sociology and marriage and family counseling. He confirmed Curley and Schultz's respective positions of
authority with the University. He testified that Curley and Schultz came to him in 2002 to report an incident with Jerry Sandusky
that made a member of Curley's staff "uncomfortable " Spanier described it as "Jerry
Sandusky in the football building locker area in the shower with a younger child and that they were horsing around in the
shower." Spanier testified that even in April, 2011, he did not know the identity of the staff member who had reported
the behavior. Spanier denied that it was reported to him as an incident that was sexual in nature
and acknowledged that Curley and Schultz had not indicated any plan to report the matter to any law enforcement authority,
the Commonwealth of Pemisylvania Department of Public Welfare or any appropriate county child protective services agency.
Spanier also denied being aware of a 1998 University Police investigation of Sandusky for incidents with children in football
[COMMENT: Hey, don’t ask any questions
you don’t want answered! Yep, it’s “Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell” at Penn State!
At least when it comes to protecting a coach. ]
of Public Welfare and Children and Youth Services local and state records were subpoenaed by the Grand Jury; University Police
records were also subpoenaed. The records reveal that the 2002 incident was never reported to any officials, in contravention
Sandusky holds emeritus status with Penn State. ln addition to the regular
privileges of a professor emeritus, he had an office and a telephone in the Lasch Building. The status allowed him access
to all recreational facilities, a parking pass for a vehicle, access to a Penn State account for the internet, listing in
the faculty directory, faculty discounts at the bookstore and educational privileges for himself and eligible dependents.
These and other privileges were negotiated when Sandusky retired in 1999. Sandusky continued to use University facilities
as per his retirement agreement. As a retired coach, Sandusky had unlimited access to the football facilities, including the
locker rooms. Schultz testified that Sandusky retired when Paterno felt it was time to make a coaching change and also to
take advantage of an enhanced retirement benefit under Sandusky's state pension.
Both the graduate assistant and Curley testified that Sandusky himself was not banned from any Penn State buildings and Curley
admitted that the ban on bringing children to the campus was unenforceable.
The Grand Jury finds that portions of the testimony of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are not credible.
[COMMENT: Note that they don’t touch the highly revered Joe Paterno. They
don’t say he’s credible; they don’t say he’s not credible. They leave the revered one alone.
Hey, if you can’t say something nice, right? ]
Jury concludes that the sexual assault of a minor male in 2002 should have been reported to the Department of Public Welfare
and/or a law enforcement agency such as the University Police or the State Police. The University, by its senior staff, Gary
Schultz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business and Tim Curley, Athletic Director, was notified by two different Penn
State employees of the alleged sexual exploitation of that youth. mandatory reporting statute for suspected child abuse is
located at 23 ?63l1 (Child Protective Services Law) and provides that when a staff member reports abuse, pursuant to statute,
the person in charge of the school or institution has the responsibility and legal obligation to report or cause such a report
to be made by telephone and in writing within 48 hours to the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pemisylvania.
An oral report should have been made to Centre County Children and Youth Services but none was made. Nor was there any attempt
to investigate, to identify Victim 2 or to protect that child or any others from similar conduct, except as related to preventing
its re-occurrence on University property. The failure to report is a violation of the law which was graded a summary offense
in 2002, pursuant to 23 ?6319.2
The Grand Jury finds that Tim Curley made a materially
false statement under oath in an official proceeding on January 12, 2011, when he testified before the Statewide Investigating
Grand Jury, relating to the 2002 incident, that he was not told by the graduate assistant that Sandusky was engaged in sexual
conduct or anal sex with a boy in the Lasch Building showers.
Furthermore, the Grand jury
finds that Gary Schultz made a materially false statement under oath in an official proceeding on January 12, 2011, when he
testified before the 30 rdStatewide Investigating Grand Jury, relating to the
2002 incident that the allegations made by the graduate assistant were "not that serious" and that he and Curley
"had no indication that a crime had occurred."
[FINAL COMMENT: I don’t
care how important you think a fracking football program is , or how highly you want to hold up your school. That
PALES beside the rape of children. Yes, plural. Read the whole thing, using the link at the top. When
a coach does wrong, you don’t protect him just because he’s successful. You send child molesters to
JAIL, not out into the stadium to represent your school. Penn
State should lose their program TOTALLY. No football. Maybe then, the other schools will get serious about
their priorities. FIRE Paterno and his fellow enablers
NOW as a first step!]
The Air Force Academy apologized Thursday night after it was accused of religious intolerance for promoting
Operation Christmas Child – a program designed to send holiday gifts to impoverished children around the world.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said military commanders crossed the line when they promoted the gift
program, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, an organization run by Franklin Graham. . . . “This is a
proselytizing entity of Franklin Graham,” said the group’s president, Mikey Weinstein. He filed a complaint on
behalf of 132 Academy personnel including two sets of Muslim-American parents.
An older example was N.O.W.
defending Bill Clinton (in contrast to what they think of Herman Cain) from Don Surber:
Judge Susan Webber Wright’s ruling dismissing Paula Jones’
complaint against Bill Clinton certainly gives lie to the right-wing charge that anti-discrimination laws have gone too
far. And it shoots down the tired complaint that a man can’t even compliment a woman at work anymore.
Jones alleges that Clinton ran his hand up her thigh, exposed himself to her, asked for oral sex
and pointedly reminded her of his friendship with her immediate boss. No woman should have to put up with such behavior
at work. But according to the judge, even if then-Governor Bill Clinton propositioned and pawed then-state employee Paula
Jones — certainly misconduct for any employer or supervisor, Jones does not have a valid harassment claim because
she could not prove that the overall result was a hostile work environment.
This ruling does not mean it’s open season on women in the workforce.
Women who face unwelcome sexual behavior at work can still win in court if the harassment is so pervasive or so severe
that it interferes with their jobs. When it does, lewd bosses and crude co-workers can and will be held accountable.
Should you support those who support evil. Of course not. But if you buy from Men's Wearhouse,
you will be. I guarantee it!
The sign reads “We stand with the 99%. Closed Wednesday November 2.”
day the Occupy Wall Street movement in Oakland called for a general strike.
Men’s Wearhouse is a publicly traded
corporation (MW on the New York Stock Exchange) that takes in over $2 billion a year selling suits, with a net profit of over $67 million last year. So a company that caters to capitalists and businessmen
chose to strike against its customers in support of the socialist, communist, anarchist movement that has violently clashed
with police in Oakland and has had scores of reports of degenerate behavior across the country, ranging from numerous rapes
to defecating on a police car. . . .
UPDATE: Men’s Wearhouse CEO George
Zimmer is a confirmed liberal, putting his money where his mouth is. Since 1989, according to the website Newsmeat.com,
he has made $304,000 in political contributions. $1,500 of it (less than 0.5%) went to Republicans.
A San Antonio police task force on Tuesday arrested six men and are seeking at least one other accused
of sexually assaulting a girl for more than two years, starting when she was 12.
One of the men introduced her
to prostitution and two supervised her at it, according to arrest warrant affidavits. Others, some of them her customers,
are accused of sexually assaulting her, including a gang rape.
Muslim “child-marriage” — euphemism for pedophilia — is making headlines
again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that
there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.”
Appearing in Saudi papers on July 13, the fatwa complains that “Uninformed interference with Sharia rulings by the press and journalists is
on the increase, posing dire consequences to society, including their interference with the question of marriage to small
girls who have not reached maturity, and their demand that a minimum age be set for girls to marry.”
insists that nowhere does Sharia set an age limit for marrying girls: like countless Muslim scholars before him, he relies
on Koran 65:4, which discusses marriage to females who have not yet begun menstruating (i.e., are prepubescent) and the
fact that Muhammad, Islam’s role model, married Aisha when she was 6 years old, “consummating” the marriage — or, in modern parlance, raping her — when she was 9.
good evil and evil good...it's the way of far too many.
The couples losing their virginity? Finn and Rachel and…Kurt and Blaine! Yep, the couple —
who was featured on the cover of EW’s Gay Teens on TV issue – finally decide to take the next step
in their relationship. It’s all handled very delicately and is incredibly moving. I can’t think of another network
series that’s taken a teenage gay relationship so far or been so progressive.
eh? Must be a new synonym for "anti-Christian."
The media branded the Tea Party as dangerous, violent racists. They had no evidence. The claimed we screamed
the "N-word" at a Congressman as he walked the mall for a big vote. There was lots of video of him on that
walk, but there was no evidence.
Now, it's Herman Cain's turn. As Instapundit has put it many times this week:
And I continue to ask: Would Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman,
Anna Palmer and Kenneth Vogel have put their names on a similar piece, with no named sources, aimed at Barack Obama?