Jack's Enclave - Comments On Recent Headlines      2014
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12/17/2014 foxnews.com: Fight looms over $3 billion Obama administration payment to UN-linked climate fund.
There had better be a fight over this appropriation. If we give the United Nations $3 billion two years from now we'll be trying to figure out what happened to $2 billion of it that is unaccounted for.
      1/20/2015 nytimes.com: Somalia Food Aid Bypasses Needy, U.N. Study Says:
      As much as half the food aid sent to Somalia is diverted from needy people to a web of corrupt
      contractors, radical Islamist militants and local United Nations staff members,according to a new
      Security Council report.

11/30/2014 sports.yahoo.com: Rick Pitino delivers memorable one-liner after forgettable rout
"We tried everything. I played four white guys and an Egyptian. I mean, we tried everything," Pitino said with a straight face."
Come-on! That was funny. But, I'm certainly glad this wasn't a hockey game where the coach said: "We tried everything. I played four black guys and two Mexicans. I mean, we tried everything". Al Sharpton and the liberal media would have a brain aneurysm screaming for the coaches head.

11/25/2014 salon.com: Robert Reich: College gets you nowhere
"The former secretary of labor examines why a degree no longer guarantees a well-playing job"
Damn-it. I hate it when I agree with Secretary Reich. But, credit where credit is due. Fortunately, in this article, the Secretary did not present specific steps to resolve the problem. That is where disagreement would have occurred.

11/24/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Obama: Americans Want 'New Car Smell' In Next Campaign
Not so Mr. President. Americans would like an actual new car next campaign, not the new car smell spray we got with your "hope and change" shtick.
"I think at the end of two years if they want me to do some selective thing, I'll be happy to do 'em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing." Perhaps the President did learn something from the 2014 mid-term elections.

11/20/2014 foxnews.com: Former Gitmo detainee now an ISIS recruiter
Not really a problem. He can now be classified as a target.

11/20/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Major Networks Not Airing Obama's Immigration Speech
Had not planned on watching anyway. If I watch the President deliver his speech I'll prejudice myself against the message. His rhetorical style makes me think "flimflam* man" every time I listen to his speeches.
I'll read the speech tomorrow. Read various news analysis, both pro and con. Determine for myself whether good or bad, right or wrong.
(*flimflam: dishonest behavior meant to take money or property from someone - foolish or deceptive words)

11/16/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Obama Cozies Up With A Koala
Uh-oh. This can only mean President Obama is preparing to issue an Executive Order that will grant koalas the right to vote.

11-15-2014 huffingtonpost.com: OBAMA HITS THE GAS
President Barack Obama's party may have taken a beating at the polls last week, but that hasn't stopped him from taking an aggressive series of actions to push his agenda forward.
And all he gets is a sputter and a backfire as his agenda continues to coast backward.

11-14-2014 huffingtonpost.com: Elizabeth Warren On New Leadership Position: 'Nobody's Clipping My Wings'
Trust me Sen. Warren, you have no wings to clip. You're no angle sent from above to save the American public. Any wings you might perceive you have are about as useless as those of a flightless bird. Run as fast as you can. Flap as hard as you can. Your progressive agenda will never get off the ground. Eventually you will reach the cliff's edge with only the liberal media's safety net to prop you up and blame conservatives for the failure of your flawed ideology.

11/13/2014 nytimes.com: Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S.
I feel no different now than I did in my July, 2010 post "Illegal Immigration".

11/11/2014 foxnews.com:'Real gaps' remain as US, Iran ready last push for nuclear deal
The biggest gap in any negotiations involving Secretary of State John Kerry is the void between the Secretary's ears.

11/3/2014 foxnews.com: Dogfight between Congress, Air Force could delay F-35 program
Congress and Air Force officials are engaged in a virtual dogfight over the delayed retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, which could in turn push back the introduction of the F-35 fighter planes.
Congress is telling the Air Force what hardware it needs? That is so messed up.

11/3/2014 foxnews.com: Ernst 'greatly offended' by Sen. Harkin's 'attractive' comment, Taylor Swift comparison
Joni Ernst is offended? If anyone should be offended it should be Taylor Swift.

10/29/2013 foxnews.com: Can the US trust the Kurds in fight against ISIS?
The U.S. can trust no one. Why? Because no one can trust the U.S. From President Obama's Syrian "red line" to unfilled campaign promises the world has learned this president and his administration will say, but later do, whatever is most politically expedient* at any given time.
(* expedient: characterized by concern with what is opportune; especially: governed by self-interest)

10/29/2014 abcnews.go.com: Victoria's Secret 'Perfect Body' Campaign Draws Social Media Outrage
"The Perfect 'Body'" has ignited a Twitter firestorm and a Change.org petition. The petition calls for an apology and for the company to "take responsibility for the unhealthy and damaging message that their wording 'The Perfect 'Body'' sends out to society about women's bodies and how they should be judged."
Got a problem with this ad? Don't purchase Victroia's Secret products. If enough people agree with you Victoria's Secret will go out of business. In the meantime, let us guys and the lesbian sisterhood enjoy the visual.

10/26/2014 america.aljazeera.com: Britain ends combat role in Afghanistan; last US Marines hand over base.
US and British departure leaves new Afghan president to deal with emboldened Taliban insurgency.
This is as it should be.

10/14/214 foxnews.com: Fear and firepower: Bloodlust biggest weapon in ISIS arsenal
ISIS is fighting as a back street, no holds barred, anything goes brawler. No "Genevia Convention". No "Marquess of Queensberry" rules. The day will come when we have to "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war". When it does I can only hope we channel the spirit of General George S. Patton: "May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."

10/6/2014 cbsnews.com: How many Americans have joined ISIS?
Personally I don't care how many. If radical Islam is your thing by all means get your ass to Turkey, cross into Syria, and have at it. Much rather have you over there than here. Once identified, however, such individuals should be branded as terrorists. Their passports and U.S. citizenship revoked. Any attempt to re-enter the U.S. legally would be denied. Should an identified terrorist enter the U.S. illegally they should be taken into custody by military police, tried in a military court and sent to the spa at Guantanamo Bay.

10/6/2014: HOW MANY MORE?
While meandering around the internet ran across the photo of a demonstrator outside the White House holding a sign that read: 9 MEN HAVE DIED IN U.S. CUSTODY AT GUANTANAO - HOW MANY MORE? My first thought when I saw this was; "How many more are still in custody?"

10/5/2014 foxnews.com: Will Congress vote to put boots on the ground?
The answer this should be a resounding no. Boots on the ground are going to be required to destroy ISIS, but not American boots. Not yet. Not until ISIS brings terrorism to American soil. If the Muslim world is not willing to commit its soldiers to fight and die for their countries, for their loved ones, their beliefs, then I'm not willing to commit U.S. soldiers to do so on their behalf.

9/13/2014 presstv.com: US coalition against ISIL lacks wisdom: Larijani (chairman of the Parliament of Iran)
9/12/2014 presstv.com: Dark and sinister madness has descended upon US government
Know my take away on these two articles? Having been left out of the international coalition coming together to battle ISIS, Iran is pissed off because we won't let them play. Like the little kid on the playground with some talent but a big mouth, he does more harm than good if chosen. You don't want him on your team.

9/12/2014 foxnews.com: CIA - Up to three times more ISIS fighters than estimated
Looks like we're going to have to make a lot more bullets.

9/11/2014 salon.com: Calm down, America: We're as safe as we were a year ago
Is that suppose to make me feel better?

9/11/2014 foxnews.com: Right move, wrong plan? Lawmakers worried Obama using wrong military model to target ISIS
What worries me is seeing "lawmakers" and "military" in the same sentence. That aside, I like what I heard from the President. The U.S. and Western allies supply the hardware and Islamic states supply the boots. Problem is, President Obama seldom delivers on what I understand his words to mean.

9/2/2014 huffingtonpost.com: BIDEN LETS 'ER RIP
That was the headline on the huffingtonpost.com main page. I open the article and read "Joe Biden: American Workers Don't Want A Handout, 'Just Give Them A Chance'.
Very disappointing. Not at all what I thought. I just can't take Vice President Biden seriously.

9/2/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Obama: 'America Deserves A Raise'
Not saying that is not on the list. But first, 'America Deserves A Competant President'.

8/31/2014 dailycaller.com: Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton Released In Huge Leak
"The pictures were allegedly the result of a massive Apple iCloud leak, which allowed access to the celebrities' personal phones." "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," Lawrence's rep said.
Dummy people. If it says "... cloud ..." it is not secure. If it says "... electronic ..." it is not secure. If it's on your computer or your cell/smart phone with an internet connection it is not secure. I'm typing this in Notepad with an open Chrome browser window in the background. Guess what? It is not secure. Accept the risk or stay off the internet!

7/24/2014 salon.com: 10 more strange facts about penises
"From a fish with genitals on its head to four-headed privates, we bring you more odd trivia about the male member"
At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, July 24, 2014 this was the top of the page headline on salon.com. And Salon Media Group expects people to consider it a serious news source?

7/13/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Obama Administration Rallies Governors' Support On Immigrant Kids
7/14/2014 foxnews.com: Governors wary of White House plan to place immigrant children with states
These two headlines, based on the same state governors meeting with HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, illustrate why it is important Americans review news sources from both ends of the political spectrum and read beyond the headlines. Merely reading the huffingtonpost.com headline one would assume the Obama administration did rally Governor's support. Reading the article, however, reveals the foxnews.com headline to be a more accurate reflection of the cool reception governors gave the administration's proposed plan to deal with illegal immigrant children.

7/11/2014 cnsnews.com: "'I,' 'Me,' 'My' - Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action"
What's the word I'm looking for? Ah yes. Narcissist

7/9/2014 cnsnews.com: Hoyer - If We Built Border Fence, Children Would Just Stand Behind It
And the problem would be? ......... Mexico's. Stop illegal aliens from crossing the U.S.- Mexican border and Mexico will stop the flow over the Mexican - Guatemala border. If they do not, Mexico can then allocate $3.7 billion, the amount President Obama is asking from congress, to respond to the flood of illegal immigrants crossing its southern border. Surely a nation that professes to be 90+ percent Christian (yes, Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity) would have no problem treating their illegal immigration issue, as House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi put it, as an "opportunity to help God's children".

7/6/2014 www.foxnews.com: "Congress to tour children's immigration detention center, ahead of Obama's planned $2B request."
The Department of Health and Human Services is allowing members of Congress to visit a Texas immigration detention center amid growing concerns about access to such facilities housing the recent surge of children who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. An absolutely worthless gesture. Unless visits are spontaneous and unannounced, as was Rep. Jim Bridenstine's (R-Okla.) who was denied entry into the Fort Still, Okla. facility, HHS will simply arrange a dog and pony show.

7/2/2014 online.ws.com: Obama's Troublesome Congress
The President of the United States went to Minneapolis the other day, where he gave a speech complaining about Republicans in Congress who stand in the way of what he wants to do. "They don't do anything except block me," the impatient president went on to the citizens of Minneapolis. "And call me names."
Well DUH Mr. President. Have you considered there might be valid reasons for that?

6/27/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Break the Koch Machine
Robert Reich - "A number of billionaires are flooding our democracy with their money, drowning out the voices of the rest of us. But Charles and David Koch are in a class by themselves".
I'll make a deal with you Professor. You can have your way with the Koch brothers if I can have my way with George Soros. A deal I don't think you're likely to make.

6/27/2014 usatoday.com: Obama denounces 'phony scandals'
"They're phony scandals that are generated," Obama said. "It's all geared towards the next election or ginning up a base -- it's not on the level."
I dislike the use of the word scandal as applied to President Obama. Scandal implies "an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage". President Nixon's complicity in and subsequent attempt to cover up Watergate was a scandal. President Clinton getting a blow job in the Oval Office from a 22 year old intern was a scandal. President Obama? The man is just unethical and incompetent.

6/24/2014 huffingtonpost.com: "President Hillary Clinton Would Be Far More Conservative Than You Think"
"President Hillary Clinton will be a conservative Barack Obama and a somewhat liberal George Bush."
Just great. With Hillary Clinton we would get a combination of two of the worst Presidents in United States history. A warmongering socialist.

6/20/2014 foxnews.com: Jesus, Republicans and NRA banned on school website
In preparing for a debate Andrew Lampart, a high school student in Woodbury, Ct., discovered that he had unfettered access to liberal websites, but conservative websites were blocked. The school district is blaming the blocking on Dell SonicWall, their content filtering service.
Dell SonicWall Content Filtering Service was not the cause of conservative websites being blocked. Content filtering services block only what they are instructed to block. Generic category or key word blocks would have blocked websites on both sides of political and social issues. The blocking was deliberate and targeted. This is another case of: "Damn! We got caught. What or who can we blame"?

6/19/2014 politico.com: Sources: Lois Lerner's emails likely gone forever
"Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner's crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightning rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources."
Lois Lerner's emails were not lost due to a crash of her hard drive. There is simply too much redundancy and fault tolerance built into computer systems and networks for that to be true. Especially at the government level. If they are indeed lost their deletion was deliberate. To believe otherwise is to believe bovine flatulence is the cause of global warming.

6/15/2014 foxnews.com: Rep. Mike Rogers discusses Iraq crisis
"This is an Al Qaeda-inspired group (ISIS) that certainly has al Qaeda ties, that now has the capability to tap people with Western passports to send them back to Europe and the United States for terrorist activity. That's a problem for us."
As if having a Western passport has anything to do with being able to enter the United States.

5/28/2014 foxnews.com: Obama signals reset in US foreign policy, urges against 'military adventures'
President Obama, in a commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, signaled a significant shift in U.S. foreign policy -- one that pulls back from what he described as "military adventures" while wielding American power in other ways.
Urging against 'military adventures' I do not have a problem with, as long we do not let our military readiness deteriorate. What I do have a problem with is the venue he chose to make this speech, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. These graduates are, or should be, warriors at heart. Their first instinct should be "go to war", with Congress and the President having to hold them in check. The tone of the President's speech was more appropriate for graduates of the Peace Corps Master's International program.

5/17/2014 salon.com: Wingnuts' Common Core insanity: Newest, craziest attack on public schools yet
The serious debate we should be having is being drowned out by right-wing nonsense, education expert tells Salon
No it is not an "attack on public schools". It is an attack on the Obama administration's implementation of the Common Core concept. As for your "education expert", for every pro Common Core State Standards Initiative expert you give me I'll counter with an actual public school educator that will describe, in length, the disservice and harm the current Common Core initiative is doing to our public school children.

5/14/2014 cnsnews.com: Less Than 40% of H.S. Seniors Academically Prepared For College
Less than 40 percent of high school seniors in America have sufficient academic skills in math and reading to pass entry-level college courses, according to a ground breaking report released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Outrageous. Totally unacceptable. Something must be done. I put my "liberal/progressive" thinking cap on and the solution becomes obvious. Dummy-down college entry level courses to the point that 90 percent of high school seniors possess the reading and math skills to pass. Problem solved!

5/11/2014 foxnews.com: Female candidates boost Dems hopes in tough year
Voting for a candidate based on gender or race is like betting on a horse based on the color of the jockey's silks. Stupid. Just plain stupid.

5/11/2014 drudge.com: Democrats Propose Internet Voting in 2016
Democrats are thinking about using Internet balloting in 2016 to expand their voter base and select a president -- prompting Republicans to consider such a strategy to keep from losing ground.
Idiots! Computer and network security experts are virtually unanimous in pointing out that online voting is an exceedingly dangerous threat to the integrity of U.S. elections. There is no way to guarantee that the security, privacy, and transparency requirements for elections can all be met with any practical technology in the foreseeable future.

4/30/2014 theguardian.com: Clayton Lockett writhed and groaned. After 43 minutes, he was declared dead
Of the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer and rapist who had shot his 19-year-old victim and ordered a friend to bury her alive, President Obama said he was he was "deeply troubled".
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the process may have amounted to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'.
Jack says, "I hope he felt every ounce of pain during the 43 minutes it took him to die."

4/25/2014 washingtontimes.com: Holder cancels appearance in OKC amid angry protests
Attorney General Eric Holder cancelled an appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department's graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit.
Sometimes I'm proud to claim my Oklahoma heritage.

4/25/2014 foxnews.com: Immigration push threatens to divide Republicans
Herein lies the problem with the Republicans in 2014. While the Democrats are united in wanting to give everything to everybody, Republicans are divided, not just on immigration, but almost every issue. They present no coherent, consistent message on major issues.

4/24/2014 cnsnews.com: U.S. Doesn't Object, So Iran Gets a Seat on U.N. Women's Rights Body
In view of the preceding presstv.com post this serves as another example of why the U.N. is unworthy of U.S. support.

4/19/2014 presstv.com: West's approach to women issues 'profoundly deviant': Leader
Ayatollah Khamenei then criticized West's allegations about "gender equality between men and women," saying, "Equality is not always the same as justice; justice is always right, but equality is sometimes right and sometimes wrong."
The Leader emphasized that the most important issue for women is the sense of security and peace of mind that women find within families, adding that all obstacles depriving women of their sense of security should be identified and removed.
Kinda looks like NOW (National Organization For Women) needs to open a chapter in Iran.

4/17/2014 huffingtonpost.com: The One Thing You're Probably Doing Wrong With Your Tax Refund
Tax refund? What tax refund? I actually paid a couple of hundred dollars. Planned it that way. I see no sense in giving the federal government my money to hold throughout the year at no interest. Better to put it in a savings account and pay when due in April.

4/16/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Gun Violence Is a Public Health Issue -- Doctors Should Treat It That Way
"As so much of the current gun debate is generated by fear -- fear of crime, fear of violence, fear of government -- physicians should bring their clinical experiences in managing fear to this debate and thus provide patients with sound and effective alternatives to picking up a gun."
No they should not. By this line of reasoning auto mechanics should use their mechanical expertise to instruct their customers on how to field strip and clean a firearm.
I want my auto mechanic to fix my car. I want my doctor to fix my body. As for fixing any fear one might have of crime and violence, there is no "sound and effective alternative" to a 9mm.

4/16/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Boomers Face A Higher Risk Of Alcohol Abuse
"Let's say you have two glasses of wine a day. You're at 14 a week, so you've doubled what the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is suggesting is low-risk drinking. That's pretty significant."
I'm certainly glad I drink Jack Daniels rather than wine.

4/15/2014 realclearpolitics.com: George Will: "This Is Foreign Policy From Monty Python"
Been trying for some time to come up with a description for President Obama's foreign policy. I was thinking along the line of The Three Stooges: Obama, Kerry and Hagel. I like Mr. Will's description better.
"Some presidents take their foreign policy from the idealism of Woodrow Wilson, some from the realism of Henry Kissinger. This foreign policy is from Monty Python."

4/1/2014 cnn.com: The CNN 10: Future of driving
Things are about to get better. A new wave of innovation, led by carmakers and automotive-tech companies, is transforming the driving experience. Thanks largely to on-board computers, our vehicles are becoming smarter, nimbler, safer and more fun. (Human drivers, unfortunately, will remain as erratic as ever.)
Smarter, nimbler, safer? For sure. More fun? Only to someone that never felt the almost sexual sensation experienced by a 16 year old behind the wheel of a 1953, 3 on the tree, flathead Ford or a 1956 V8 Chevy Bel Air. Erratic? You betcha. And loved every moment of it.

3/18/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change
"Legislation passed by Congress repeals flood insurance rate increases approved in 2012."
I agree that repeal of the 2012 legislation that increased the cost of federally subsidized flood insurance was a bad thing. But my objection has nothing to do with climate change. If one chooses to build or buy in a flood prone area, why should taxpayers subsidize flood insurance costs? Makes no difference if it's the Carolina coast or a mid-west flood plane. Your decision, your risk. Your money, not mine.

3/11/2014 cnsnews.com: Calif. Bill Redefines Quiet, Consensual Sex as Rape
In endorsing a bill in the California legislature that would require "affirmative consent" before sex can occur on campus, the editorial boards of the Sacramento and Fresno Bee, and the Daily Californian advocated that sex be treated as "sexual assault" unless the participants discuss it "out loud" before sex, and "demonstrate they obtained verbal 'affirmative consent' before engaging in sexual activity."
Next up. A signed, witnessed and notarized consent form required prior to sexual activity. Kinda puts a damper on Friday and Saturday nights but someone is going to make a fortune creating an app.

3/4/2014 salon.com: So much for "family values"
"I grew up in the kind of traditional, two-person home that the Republicans glorify. And it was hell"
Man! I don't know where salon.com finds these people. First the guy who blames Fox News for turning his father into a hysterical old white person drowning in despair and rage. Now a gal that portrays the traditional family as being typified by a father that backhands his kids hard enough to blot out the world, a husband that slams his wife into the wall and is responsible for her viewing marriage as "only the breathless pain of a knife driven deep and twisted hard". Salon Media Group must troll the psych wards and pay psychiatrists a finders fee. Twisted. Really twisted people.

3/3/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Putin's 'Holy Russia' Goes to War
"What do you get when you combine ultra-nationalist religious and political conservatism along with homophobia and sexism? Some might say you get the Tea Party in the United States, but today that is the toxic mix that is fueling Vladimir Putin's militaristic moves against the people of Ukraine."
That explains the Russian invasion of Ukraine. President Putin thinks it's populated by a bunch of liberal lesbian atheists.

3/3/2014 cnsnews.com: Administration Dismisses Obama's Credibility Problem, Says Putin's Looking Weak
Right! And as was posted on his campaign website in 2008: "As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days."
The problem with the above headline is that it implies President Obama had any credibility to begin with.

2/10/2014 cbsnews.com: Bridge scandal follows Chris Christie around the country
Whether or not Governor Christie had prior knowledge of the closures on the George Washington Bridge is irrelevant with respect to the Governor as a presidential candidate in 2016. The incident occurred on his watch and was executed by his people. At best he is poor judge of character when it comes to selecting "his people" and lacks effective management skills. At worst he is a political thug. Either way, not someone I want as President of the United States.

2/8/2014 salon.com: GOP: SECRETLY ANTI-FREEDOM!
"Obamacare will liberate some Americans in the job market. So why aren't liberty-loving conservatives rejoicing?"
This top of the page headline on salon.com almost got it right, except for one word. Rather than "...liberate some Americans in the job market" it should read "...liberate some Americans from the job market".

1/30/2014 cnsnews.com: Cruz: 'The Terrain Has Changed and I Believe We Will Repeal Obamacare'
Let it go Senator. Ain't gonna happen. Even if Republicans take control of the Senate in 2014 and all three branches of government in 2016 repeal is not in the cards. At best with changes, delays, additions and deletions the Affordable Care Act will morph into something that at least resembles what it should be. An acceptable health care plan for those that cannot now afford one.

1/27/2014 foxnews.com: Want the death penalty to be compassionate? Bring back the firing squad
Man! This is one hard lady. I think I'm in love. Should you be curious as to why, read 'Want the death penalty to be compassionate? Bring back the firing squad' by Tammy Bruce.

1/23/2014 cbsnews.com: U.S. Army general says robots could replace one-fourth of combat soldiers by 2030
This is a bad thing. If it is not worth dying for it is not worth killing for.

1/16/2014 realclearpolitics.com: Harvey Weinstein - NRA Going To Wish They Weren't Alive After I'm Done With Them
Quoting Mr. Weinstein in a Howard Stern interview: "I don't think we need guns in this country. And I hate it. The NRA is a disaster area."
As with many left wing / progressive entertainment personalities Harvey Weinstein has let his success, his money and perceived influence go to his head. I will never understand what it is that leads the entertainment elite to assume there is anyone outside of Los Angeles County, California that actually cares what they think.

1/4/2014 usatoday.com: Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq seize Fallujah
To my brothers who fought and bled for this city, read 'I risked my life, for what?' posted 7/26/2013.