A liberal Northerner’s son graduated from college and was offered a good job, but it was in the Deep South. Dad, a liberal Democrat, was worried about his son going off to such a strange land and he warned him to avoid entanglements with southern women.
“They can’t cook the kind of food we northerners eat, they won’t keep the house clean, they don’t like sex, and if you marry one, she’ll call you a Damn Yankee the rest of your life.”
After a few months, the son telephoned Dad and told him he had just met a wonderful Southern girl, and thought he was in love with her.
Dad repeated his warnings about Southern women and their shortcomings.
After another couple of months, the son called Dad and told him he and his Southern girl were getting married. Dad just moaned and groaned and repeated his warnings.
Two more months go by and son telephones Dad. “Dad, you were wrong. My wife is a great cook, keeps the house neat as a pin, and she absolutely loves sex.”
Dad responded, “Well, what about the fourth thing — her calling you a Damn Yankee?”
“Oh, we reached an agreement on that.
She won’t call me a ‘Damn Yankee’, and I won’t call her the ‘N’ word.”
The phone line went blank…
What hope can there be for Sweden when the fools in power allow Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis to return from the Middle East to Sweden? Those who made this decision must know little, or care little, about the activities of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. How else can you explain the Swedish government’s fond hope of reintegrating the jihadis who mercilessly raped, beheaded and massacred their way from one end of the former ISIS domains to the other? The unfortunate Swedes are in for a rude awakening. Returning ISIS fighters should be tried before a military tribunal and then shot.
“Sweden: Serious Crimes Committed by Returned ISIS Fighters,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, March 16, 2019:
According to a new investigation, one in three returned Islamic State fighters in Sweden have committed serious crimes after coming back from the Middle East.
The investigation, which looked into the activities of 41 Islamic State members who had returned from Syria and Iraq, found that all of those sentences or suspected of crimes, 13 people in total, were men, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.
The crimes that the men have been either suspected or of convicted of have included serious offences such as the case of a 31-year-old man who was filmed by his neighbours attacking another man with a pair of scissors last July and is now looking at attempted murder charges.
Other offences include drug-related crimes, fraud, extortion, money laundering, abuse, and some have also found themselves in trouble due to owing taxes.
Gabriel Wernstedt, press secretary at the Swedish Security Police (Säpo), would not comment on specific cases but said they were working together with other authorities.
“The purpose is to protect Sweden and democracy. Within the framework of this mission, we follow a number of crime-active individuals within different extremist groups who have an intention and ability to commit crimes, which could, for example, be related to terrorist offences,” Wernstedt said.
The investigation comes only weeks after it was claimed that Islamic State members living in the heavily-migrant populated city of Malmö had been operating underground mosques and attempting to recruit new extremists.
“The situation here in Rosengård is really bad,” a local mother said.
Around 150 Islamic State fighters have returned to Sweden from the Middle East, but many municipalities have admitted they have no idea where they are…..
SOURCE: By Pamela Geller – on
A PLANE IS ON ITS WAY TO TORONTO , WHEN A BLONDE IN ECONOMY CLASS GETS UP AND MOVES TO THE FIRST CLASS SECTION AND SITS DOWN.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WATCHES HER DO THIS AND ASKS TO SEE HER TICKET.
SHE THEN TELLS THE BLONDE THAT SHE PAID FOR ECONOMY CLASS AND THAT SHE WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE BACK.
THE BLONDE REPLIES, “I’M BLONDE, I’M BEAUTIFUL, I’M GOING TO TORONTO AND I’M STAYING RIGHT HERE.”
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT GOES INTO THE COCKPIT AND TELLS THE PILOT AND THE CO-PILOT THAT THERE IS A BLONDE BIMBO SITTING IN FIRST CLASS, THAT BELONGS IN ECONOMY AND WON’T MOVE BACK TO HER SEAT.
THE CO-PILOT GOES BACK TO THE BLONDE AND TRIES TO EXPLAIN THAT BECAUSE SHE ONLY PAID FOR ECONOMY SHE WILL HAVE TO LEAVE AND RETURN TO HER SEAT.
THE BLONDE REPLIES, “I’M BLONDE, I’M BEAUTIFUL, I’M GOING TO TORONTO AND I’M STAYING RIGHT HERE.”
THE CO-PILOT TELLS THE PILOT THAT HE PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE THE POLICE WAITING WHEN THEY LAND TO ARREST THIS BLONDE WOMAN WHO WON’T LISTEN TO REASON.
THE PILOT SAYS, “YOU SAY SHE IS A BLONDE? I’LL
HANDLE THIS, I’M MARRIED TO A BLONDE. I SPEAK BLONDE.”
HE GOES BACK TO THE BLONDE AND WHISPERS IN HER EAR, AND SHE SAYS, “OH, I’M SORRY.” AND GETS UP AND GOES BACK TO HER SEAT IN ECONOMY.
THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND CO-PILOT ARE AMAZED AND ASKED HIM WHAT HE SAID TO MAKE HER MOVE WITHOUT ANY FUSS.
“I TOLD HER, ‘FIRST CLASS ISN’T GOING TO TORONTO.”
Think Big Illinois, a group backed by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is pressing for the graduated tax to replace the state’s current flat-rate income tax, was first on the TV airwaves and cable with a half-minute ad defending the change and the potential to raise billions from people with higher incomes.
Think Big is a tax exempt outfit.
Think Big Illinois is a tax-exempt group that said it will report its donors when it’s required to file documents with the IRS.
Here’s the ad they’re running:
Democrat Socialists think if you earn more, you should be required to spend more of your time each week in service to the state. Because that’s what a graduated tax system does. It says, if you’re too successful, you’re required to work a higher percentage of your time each day/week/month/year as a slave to the taxman (in this case, an obese-cat billionaire governor who will NEVER feel the tax hikes he’s imposing on the rest of Illinois).
Oddly, it never occurs to Democrats to try and increase the supply of people earning more than 250K a year, rather than demonizing and punishing them, which will surely lead to their decline.
Given that Illinois consistently ranks toward the bottom of the list for employment statistics in the US (Number 40! currently) they should be more focused on attracting high earning job creators.
NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers aren’t letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity, according to new American Kennel Club data.
Labs topped the list for the 28th year in a row. Yet there’s been plenty of movement over time on the purebred pup-ularity ladder.
THE TOP 10
After Labs, the top five breeds nationwide are German shepherds, golden retrievers, French bulldogs and bulldogs. Rounding out the top 10 are beagles, poodles, Rottweilers, German shorthaired pointers and Yorkshire terriers.
Labs smashed the record for longest tenure as top dog back in 2013. Fans credit the Lab’s generally amiable nature and aptitude in many canine roles: bomb-sniffer, service dog, hunters’ helper, dog-sport competitor and patient family pet.
At No. 9, the German shorthaired pointer notched its highest ranking since getting AKC recognition in 1930. These strikingly speckled hunting dogs are also versatile — some work as drug- and bomb-detectors — and active companions.
“I think people are learning about how fun the breed is,” says AKC spokeswoman Brandi Hunter.
The suddenly ubiquitous French bulldog remains the fourth most popular breed for a second year, after surging from 83rd a quarter-century ago.
The rankings reflect a breed’s prevalence among the 580,900 puppies and other purebred dogs newly registered in 2018 with the AKC, the country’s oldest such registry. Some 88,175 of these dogs were Labs.
AKC says registrations, which are voluntary, have been growing for six years.
Estimates of the total number of pet dogs nationwide range from about 70 million to 90 million.
THE CONSISTENT FAVE
Beagles, now No. 6, can boast they’re uniquely beloved. No other breed has made the top 10 in every decade since record-keeping began in the 1880s.
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“I don’t like coming here every day and having to do this, as all of you know. It’s extremely emotionally exhausting,” she said at the top of the show.
“I don’t expect decency from the Trump family,” she added.
During an official White House event at a tank manufacturing plant in Ohio on Wednesday, Trump spent nearly five minutes bashing the late Sen. John McCain because he didn’t receive credit for his funeral arrangements.
“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve.” Trump said. “I don’t care about this. I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK.”
The crowd of Ohio tank factory workers, many of whom are veterans, reportedly responded to the president’s criticism of McCain with silence. The longtime senator and former prisoner of war died seven months ago.
Meghan McCain reminded everybody that she has six brothers and sisters, two of whom are currently serving their country in the military. For the first time, Bridget McCain spoke out about Trump’s attacks to her father.
“Anyone that knows anything about political history can probably surmise why she’s chosen to lead a very private life,” McCain said about her sister’s tweets to Trump. “But she felt inclined to say and tweet this.”
“Everyone doesn’t have to agree with my dad or like him, but I do ask you to be decent and respectful,” Bridget McCain tweeted. “Even if you were invited to my dad’s funeral, you would have only wanted to be there for the credit and not for any condolences.”
The co-hosts questioned why more lawmakers weren’t coming out in defense of John McCain and holding the president accountable for his comments.
“If people in Congress and the Senate can’t step up, it’s ok we are; the show is,” McCain said Thursday morning. “There’s a lot of power in the show. There’s a lot of power in what we do every day as women on this show and I’m very – I’m eternally grateful to all the support.”
Co-host Ana Navarro called Republicans “spineless” for not speaking out, and said lawmakers feared the president.
“They’re afraid of this man, because they think he is like Lord Voldemort and if they mention his name, he will come down and strike them dead politically,” she said.
Navarro added that John McCain’s years in the military and in public service warranted a dignified funeral.
“John McCain didn’t get the funeral that he wanted. He got the funeral that he deserved,” Navarro said. “He got the funeral that he earned through more than 60 years of service and sacrifice and pain for this country – something that Donald Trump would know nothing about.”
The president condemned McCain over the weekend for being “last in his class” and again on Tuesday, saying he was “never a fan” and that he “never will be” after McCain voted against repealing Obamacare.
Since Trump’s initial remarks, McCain family’s received attacks from all sides. Cindy McCain, the late senator’s widow, received a threatening message from a stranger.
She later shared it on Twitter.
Meghan McCain responded to Trump on “The View” Wednesday morning, too.
“Attacking someone who isn’t here is a bizarre low,” she said. “My dad’s not here but I’m sure as hell here.”
Over the weekend and throughout the week, McCain has actively shared support given to her late father. On Thursday, she thanked Andy Cohen for denouncing Trump’s criticisms on his show“Watch What Happens Live.”
On Thursday’s show, Navarro said every time the president criticizes John McCain, “we need to call it out.”
“It might be exhausting. We cannot get exhausted,” she said. “We cannot get tired of being outraged by what this man is doing to the presidency of the United States.”
- US Marines recently led a simulated assault on a small island in the Pacific, honing skills thought to be essential in a fight with China.
- The exercise, which also involved the Army and the Air Force, was part of the Corps’ efforts to refine the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations concept.
- “This entire mission profile simulated the process of securing advanced footholds for follow-on forces to conduct further military operations, with rapid redeployment,” the service said.
- Last week, Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress that the ability to seize advanced bases would be critical in a war with China.
Everything that is old may indeed be new again.
During World War II, US Marines moved from island to island, fighting bloody battles against entrenched Japanese forces determined to dominate the Pacific. Now, as the possibility of conflict with China looms, the Marine Corps is dusting off this island-hopping strategy.
Last week, US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit led a series of simulated small-island assaults in Japan, the Corps announced Thursday.
Remember, these are the ones that have been caught. There is no way of knowing how many came in and avoided capture.
The government is on track to catch nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants at the border this month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday, renewing the administration’s plea for Congress to do something.
That number would be the worst in more than a decade, and it’s more troubling than the worst years because the migrants are children and families who despite being unauthorized, are almost impossible to deport.
“The situation at our Southern Border has gone from a crisis, to a national emergency, to a near systemwide meltdown,” Ms. Nielsen said in delivering an update on the state of her department 16 years after it was established.
Ms. Nielsen said the border wall is part of the solution, but also said Congress must change the laws to allow for detention and faster deportations of illegal immigrant children and families.
SOURCE: WEASEL ZIPPERS