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We Support This Type Of “Vigilantism.”

They call themselves the “Vigilante Pothole Brigade” and they are doing what the State of California is unwilling or unable to do – fix potholes in their community.

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Heavy rains caused potholes in Santa Cruz County, CA – potholes which the local government doesn’t have the funds to fix. The local government officials told the residents to “be patient” and have said the repairs could take more than a year to finish.

Residents got tired of the delay and the lack of solid answers so they decided to fix the potholes themselves.

The brigade is comprised of moms and dads, firefighters, entrepreneurs and fearless do-it-yourselfers fed up with tire-popping potholes – and a county public works agency telling them to just be patient.

On a typical morning, they gather for a quick safety chat, don reflective vests and hard hats, and hit the road to shovel donated cold patch.

“People were giving us lists of where the holes were,” says volunteer Launy Senee, “and we would drive around and find them, and we just started getting people together and self-training ourselves, and filling the potholes.”

Using their own pickup trucks, they back over the repair job several times, smoothing the patch with their tires. Each job takes about five minutes.

Of course, the citizen led solution doesn’t sit well with government officials.


A Peaceful Day Of Fishing Ruined.

Two men were legally fishing in a public park and lake in St. Petersburg, Florida when they were approached by a little kid who asked them “Do you know fish feel pain? When you hook them in their mouths it really hurts them. So please stop fishing.”

Filming the incident appears to be the parents of this child.

The fishermen were respectful, polite and simply disagreed with the child. The father then got involved starting to yell at the two men who wanted to fish and enjoy the day.

The father then compared the fish to a dog, and being allowed to fish the same as owning slaves.

You can’t argue with logic like that because there is no logic. But the father persisted. It seems clear that he wanted to get a rise out of the men who never obliged the man until he took the fish the two had caught and threw it back into the water proclaiming “I just saved a fish!”

The encounter was posted on YouTube.

To address some one of the things the man says in talking about the Garden of Eden, it is clear his understanding of the Bible is about as deep as the fish’s. Well, maybe not. They fish might have more understanding.


Black, Millennial, Female and… Conservative.

In our experience, Antonia Okafor’s experience is not unique. Those on the left who claim to be “inclusive” don’t want people who don’t think like they do.

It might even be said they don’t want people who think at all.

Antonia Okafor, a young, single, black woman, recently discovered that’s she’s a racist, sexist, misogynist. How in the world did this happen? None other than Antonia Okafor explains.


What Racism?

One of the staff members here got a call from their 90 year old mother the other day.

It was a call no child wants to hear.

“Someone tried to rob me,” she said.

It seems the woman went to have a fingernail that was chipping and ripping apart fixed professionally. She went to a local manicurist to have the work done. She parked next to a parking lot which also is home to a “Park and Ride” for the bus system. This is where you can park your car and then hop on a bus.

The mother came out of the shop and a black male came up behind her and demanded her money.

She said “no.”

The man then demanded her wallet and purse..

She started to hit the man with her cane and yelling for assistance.

The man grabbed her purse, but she wouldn’t let go of the strap and kept swinging and yelling.

A black man at the bus stop heard the commotion and came over to help. The would be thief stopped and started to walk away when two other black men went after him. They chased the robber but eventually lost him. They returned to the scene and gave the police a description of the man.


Cleaning Sidewalks of Urine and Human Waste Is “Racist.”

Councilmember Larry Gossett

Just when you think you have seen and heard it all, you hear more things that make you go “what the aitch ee double hockey stick?”

The City of Seattle has a problem with homeless people around the City’s Courthouse.

There are two main issues – attacks or the threat of attacks on people and the unsanitary conditions including urine and human waste on the sidewalks.

Two judges brought their concerns to a City Council Committee.

Two King County Superior Court judges are asking for help cleaning up the courthouse at Third Avenue and James Street after they say two jurors and half a dozen employees have been assaulted.

The judges, Laura Inveen and Jim Rogers, acknowledged Tuesday that there are difficult underlying circumstances contributing to the unsanitary and potentially frightening atmosphere around the courthouse.

They — along with King County Sheriff John Urquhart — also recognized that there are two elements at play: crime and the fear of crime, with the latter being just as likely to keep people away as the former.

The nearby blocks host most of the city’s homeless-shelter beds and many of its social-service outlets, which draw those who need help and the people who prey on them. That’s nothing new, Rogers said.

But, for whatever reasons, things have gotten worse over the past few years and jurors and potential jurors report being afraid to go to the courthouse, the judges said.

The judges said they have started hearing from jurors who want to do their civic jury duty at the county’s superior courthouse in Kent because they don’t want to come to the downtown courthouse.

“I’ve never seen it this bad,” Rogers said in a Tuesday morning presentation to the Metropolitan King County Council’s committee on government accountability and oversight.

[Iveen] and Rogers asked the county to take immediate steps to clean up the courthouse with a daily power-wash of the surrounding sidewalks, which reek of urine and excrement.



“The Rules Of Someone’s Property Don’t Apply To Me.”

Lenore Skenazy at is having problems with an incident that happened at a Lego Store in New York.

The backstory to this is that a woman was arrested for leaving her alone in a Lego Store for two hours while she went shopping elsewhere in the mall.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a Pittsford mother is accused of leaving her ten-year-old child alone in the Lego Store at Eastview Mall for approximately two hours while she shopped.

Deputies say that 44-year-old Jia Fan was arrested at about 5:37 p.m. Sunday evening. She is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Egads. That seems over the top to us. Arresting the woman?

We agree with Skenazy that the woman should not have been arrested.

However, Skenazy then jumps the shark a bit by trying to blame the Lego Store for this.

The store has a policy that kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


When “Science” Isn’t Scientific.

This ought to make some heads explode:

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

“Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician.

The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to raw thermometer readings. Skeptics of man-made global warming have criticized the adjustments.

The study itself can be found here.

We are just going to cut and paste the entire summary and conclusions page:


In this research report, the most important surface data adjustment issues are identified and past changes in the previously reported historical GAST data are quantified. While the notion that some “adjustments” to historical data might need to be made is not challenged, logically it would be expected that such historical temperature data adjustments would sometimes raise these temperatures, and sometimes lower them. This situation would mean that the impact of such adjustments on the temperature trend line slope is uncertain. However, each new version of GAST has nearly always exhibited a steeper warming linear trend over its entire history.


The Truth Vs. CNN.

Political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, blogger, and author Bill Whittle weighs in on the CNN issue.

As usual, Whittle makes some great points, but also points out how CNN has hoisted itself on its own petard.

In his latest FIREWALL, host Bill Whittle recounts the recent CNN scandal, describes the masterful way the videos were released and shows what incredible — almost unbelievable — harm is caused by media bias.


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