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Archive for June 13th, 2016

The Orlando attacks and homegrown terrorists with Barry Jacobsen

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June 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm

1966: “Paint it black” by The Rolling Stones was # 1 this week

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“Paint it black” was the third # 1 song on Billboard USA by The Rolling Stones.   It was also the lead song in the “Aftermath” LP.     It sat at the number one position for a couple of weeks.    The song also featured Brian Jones on sitar:

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June 13, 2016 at 10:00 am

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June 13, 1948: Yankees retire Ruth’s # 3

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The Yankees retired # 3 and say goodbye to Babe Ruth.   Ruth stopped playing in 1935 after hitting # 714.   He played himself in “The Pride of the Yankees”, the 1942 film about Lou Gehrig.

The Babe died two months later.   He was only 53.

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June 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

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The Orlando shooter didn’t complain about Gitmo before shooting people

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(My new American Thinker post)

We are learning a lot about the Orlando shooting.  We will probably know a lot more by the time that this post is published.  We hear that he pledged allegiance to ISIS and may have been shouted a few words in support of his fellow terrorists.    

To my knowledge, he didn’t say a word about Gitmo.    

Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about how Gitmo recruits.   We heard it from President Obama over and over again.     

However, Gitmo did not inspire the shootings in Paris, or San Bernardino or now in Orlando.

What evidence do we have that Gitmo is a recruiting tool?

We don’t have any except a President who does not have the courage that he was wrong about Guantanamo in 2008.    

In fact, Polifact looked at the controversy and concluded this:

Analyses of jihadist propaganda materials show that Guantanamo is rarely mentioned, especially compared to other grievances against the United States, like military airstrikes. Al-Qaida uses Guantanamo less frequently now than it used to, though it was never a primary focus of their propaganda.

Orlando demonstrates that we are losing this war and it is a war.  Our soldiers are not losing it.  Our political class invested in political correctness is losing it and putting Americans at risk.    

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June 13, 2016 at 6:34 am