Wednesday, February 4, 2015

If you choose to see this video, know this: It can NEVER be "unseen"

***Before you read on, please understand: This post is not intended to exploit this man's suffering, to increase "page views" of a website, to gain social media followers, or to give undue attention to the murderers and their cause. It is intended for no other reason than the one detailed below. Thank you.


It is my most sincere belief that in order for us to defeat--in order for us to destroy--our enemy...we must KNOW our enemy.

You have heard that the barbaric animals that make up the Islamic State have executed a captured Jordanian pilot--by burning him alive.

Hearing this news probably made you cringe. It probably saddened you. Then it sickened you. Then it angered you.

But then, probably, someone else started talking. About the game, about their kids, about who got divorced, about whatever...and those feelings of sadness, sickness, and anger...probably left you.

Because other things happened, and your mind shifted, as it would for all of us, when the subject at hand was changed.

That is precisely why we cannot just "hear about" this atrocity. We can't just give it "news of the day" attention, and then move right along with the rest of the day's news.

It is my belief that this unspeakable horror must leave an imprint on your mind.. On your soul.  On ALL our souls.

That's why I forced myself to watch the 23 minute video--roughly 18 of which are propaganda--of a human being...burning to death.

And for the record, I am a person who does not do well....

Shep Smith describes--in vivid detail--the burning alive of Jordanian hostage by ISIS

If I had the actual video, I would share it with you here.  And I would be disgusted by it, as would you. But I would show you.

We cannot confront evil if we cannot even FACE evil. We need to know it. To see it. To experience it. Otherwise, the horrific, subhuman, unspeakable act of burning a human being alive will pass by our eyes as just another shot in a distant war...just another we move on to the sports page or flip on Entertainment Tonight.

And when that happens, our response will merely mimic that of our weak-willed, spineless occupant of the White House...and the threat against us will grow.

We must see this. We must confront this. And since I cannot show you this, I offer this graphic description of the ISIS video, as described by Shepard Smith.  Watch it. Listen to it. Close your eyes and picture it.

You must.

We must.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Media targets police lack of training, equipment to provide first aid in Cleveland

I'm all for accountability, particularly when it comes to government services--including police services. But this piece of journalism by WKYC's Tom Meyer, while attempting to address the city's lack of medical training and first aid supplies for Cleveland police officers, slants the story against the officers themselves nonetheless.  Calling them "untrained" and "unable to serve", the Ch. 3 anchors and reporter make their agenda clear.

Meyer goes out of his way to paint the officers on the scene at the Tamir Rice shooting as indifferent toward his condition, and does the same thing with Tanisha Anderson. The situation in Rice's case could not be more misleading, as the facts reported by officers on-scene attest.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Your Daily Smile!

Post by DVBBS.

Join us for a special VIP screening of 'American Sniper' Tuesday evening!

Why, several people have asked me, are you holding a private screening of a movie that most people have already seen?  Why are you screening a film that has already grossed nearly $250 million domestically?  

It's a fair question. Let me try to answer.

Since the premier of 'American Sniper' nearly 3 weeks ago, there has been a cacophony of sound coming from the anti-war left, criticizing our military heroes and branding some of them as murderers, racists, and psychopaths. Those terms have been applied not only to Chris Kyle, upon whom the movie is based, but other combat soldiers as well--especially snipers.

Doug Baldwin's disgusting display shows why Seahawks utterly unlikable

The Seahawks' Doug Baldwin drew a 15-yard penalty during Sunday's Super Bowl for his reprehensible post-TD celebration:

A more detailed explanation of what Baldwin did can be found here, as I refuse to soil this blog page with the specifics.

Suffice it to say that Baldwin, along with the ongoing antics of Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, and even coach Pete Carroll, did his level best to remind us of why the Seahawks' team is unlikable for anyone outside of the Seattle city limits.

How did 50 ad executives sit down in a room and green-light this commercial?

Nationwide manages to depress 150 million people enjoying football parties:

How intense was the backlash over this horrible commercial? Bad enough to make Nationwide issue a statement before the game even ended:
"Preventable injuries around the home are the leading cause of childhood deaths in America. Most people don't know that. Nationwide ran an ad during the Super Bowl that started a fierce conversation. The sole purpose of this message was to start a conversation, not sell insurance. We want to build awareness of an issue that is near and dear to all of us-the safety and well being of our children. We knew the ad would spur a variety of reactions. In fact, thousands of people visited, a new website to help educate parents and caregivers with information and resources in an effort to make their homes safer and avoid a potential injury or death. Nationwide has been working with experts for more than 60 years to make homes safer. While some did not care for the ad, we hope it served to begin a dialogue to make safe happen for children everywhere."

Do you buy it? 

Pete Carroll's cell-phone explains why Seahawks passed on goal line:

Stupid auto-correct.