Far too many people simply have no concept of the sacrifices it took to win our freedom, and what it takes to maintain it. A recent Rasmussen Report highlights that disturbing fact in a way that makes me worry that this generation will be the one that sells us all into slavery to tyranny.
Rasmussen conducted a telephone poll of 800 likely voters that asked respondents “Should the president have the right to ignore federal court rulings if they are standing in the way of actions he feels are important for the country?” The results of this poll are mind blowing, and disturbing.
According to Rasmussen, 26% of those polled believe the President should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. It is not surprising that Democrats were more likely to believe this, with a full 43% saying he should be able to ignore the courts while only 35% believe otherwise.This represents a plurality of Democrats who believe the federal courts should have no ability to prevent the President from acting outside the law!
It must be the Secret Service. How else to explain how Joe “Plugs” Biden hasn’t been decked multiple times already by the men whose wives and daughters he’s assaulted, other than that the Secret Service would jump in to save his pervy ass?
Now that the opening shots have been fired in the “war on women” 2016 narrative, a ploy used by Democrats in 2012 to paint Republicans as anti-woman, it’s time to retaliate. The current top two contenders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination – Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden – are really, really lousy figures in the pro-woman department.
Vice President Biden, who currently appears to skate away from controversy as “Creepy Uncle Joe,” has a weird habit of treating women like Richard Dawson, the former “Family Feud” host known for kissing female contestants. As my colleague Byron York pointed out on Tuesday, it’s time to ask why it’s okay for Biden to act like a 1960s corporate manager (without the extramarital affairs) but not okay for the coworker or friend to do so.
Especially given the fact that this is the same Biden who has for decades championed the Violence Against Women Act and more recently, the Obama administration’s efforts to combat campus sexual assault. In 2000, as York also noted, Biden said “There is no circumstance under which a man has a right to touch a woman without her consent other than self-defense.” This would be at odds with the inappropriate touching of women by Biden during White House events. As far as I can tell, he has not been defending himself from constant physical attacks by politicians, wives or daughters. But I guess that would be the ultimate twist.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the People. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
For a while, I was running Ubuntu Server instead of Gentoo on my home file server because I had some trouble figuring out how to get Greyhole running on it.
(Background: Greyhole is a redundant-storage subsystem that sits on top of Samba. Basically, it allows you to combine multiple disks (not necessarily all the same size) into one pool of storage space. If you have files you really don’t want to lose (like your wedding photos…but you should have backups!), you can tell it to maintain copies of those files on more than one drive…think of it as selective redundancy. It’s been compared to the Drive Extender feature that used to be in Windows Home Server, but I don’t think Drive Extender provided redundant storage.)
Anyway, a desire to get my home server running Gentoo again prodded another attempt at getting Greyhole working on it. A couple of weeks or so ago, I figured it out…but it was a manual process, and since it requires a loadable module to be built within the Samba source tree, it wasn’t going to be easily maintainable.
The solution to this? Write an ebuild. The peculiarities of getting Greyhole up and running made this a bit more tricky than usual, but I’ve done it:
This is part of my Portage overlay, which has a bunch of other ebuilds I’ve found useful over the years. Installing Greyhole on Gentoo is now as simple as this:
add http://salfter.github.com/layman.xml to your overlays in /etc/layman/layman.cfg
layman -S && layman -a salfter to pull in the overlay
emerge greyhole to install
configure & enjoy!
One caveat: the Greyhole ebuild will currently only with with Samba 3.x. The build process for Samba 4.x is a little bit different, and since I don’t have a Gentoo box running Samba 4 (it’s keyworded ~arch at this time), I don’t have a way to verify that it’ll work. There are three FIXMEs that would need to be replaced to use Greyhole with Samba 4.x.)
Over a two-year period after they first met, Chenier explains, her father seduced her — but she also experienced a phenomenon that is estimated to affect at least half of relatives who meet as adults (though the figure is disputed).
A top Iraqi diplomat told world leaders that ISIS is harvesting the organs of its victims to fund it murderous operations, the latest charge of barbarity in a list that already includes mass beheadings, burning people alive, crucifying children and throwing people off of buildings.
The shocking new claim was presented by the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations, who said bodies have turned up in mass graves bearing surgical incisions and missing organs such as kidneys. Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim leveled the charge as he asked the Security Council to investigate whether harvesting and selling the organs of those it executes. The claim followed an unconfirmed report late Tuesday that as many as 45 people captured by the Islamic State in the Anbar Province town of al-Baghdadi had been rounded up and burned alive.
“We have bodies,” Alhakim told his international counterparts. “Come and examine them. It is clear they are missing certain parts.”
Alhakim, who said a dozen doctors have been executed in Mosul for refusing to participate in organ harvesting, briefed the council on the overall situation in Iraq and accused the Islamic State group of “crimes of genocide” in targeting certain ethnic groups. The outgoing U.N. envoy to Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, told the council that 790 people were killed in January alone by terrorism and armed conflict.
The three scariest words in the English language are:
IT’S ALL TRUE
And it is all true that our president, the commander in chief of our armed forces, is a left-wing radical terrorist-sympathizer.
This is why he his always proposing “political solutions” which include ISIS, the Taliban, or Al Qaeada. He believes they deserve a seat at the table because Obama shares their grievances and rages against the Western World.
He agrees with the terrorists. That’s why he pals around with them.