ISIS is still on their murderous rampage. Here’s the latest:

They’re also calling for broader and more spectacular terrorist atrocities:

Meanwhile, Obama’s calling out the real threat the world faces:

These clowns still have over a year and a half left in office.

Is there a less self-aware lib “entertainer” than Sarah Silverman? Probably, but for the sake of the argument let’s pretend there isn’t.

Silverman’s emphatically pro-abortion:

But a few days ago she passed along this pearl of wisdom:

Well in that case: THIS IS IMPORTANT —> “Goo” is apparently the exception to that “sanctity of life” golden rule.

Celebrities are so super insightful!

During Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department, they were unable to provide a paper trail for $6 billion worth of contracts. Hillary and the administration waved it off as a “bureaucratic issue,” which is probably why Team Hillary will consider the price tag for the Oval Office to be chump change:

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her support groups are opening a massive fundraising effort to collect an historically-high $2.5 billion to win the White House, according to reports.

That amounts to $37.92 per vote in the general election for the Democrat, more than ever spent in a national campaign. The math is based on the votes received by President Obama in his reelection, 65,915,796.

I imagine that foreign governments alone will probably pony up half that (if they haven’t already), laundered of course through the Clinton Foundation. By the way, this part of the title of the article in the previous link cracks me up: “Raise major ethical questions for Hillary Clinton.” Hillary Clinton asks herself no “ethical questions,” and neither does a great deal of the media, which is how we’ve ended up with the modern-day politics’ version of the Gambino family retaining so much power in American politics, and they’re attempting to get even more.

Update:

Want to see something pathetic?

How many of those morons were Hillary staffers who just wanted to beg her for a place to sleep?

Like Putin and Ayatollah Khamenei, Raul Castro must know that he’s really got a big fish on the hook here:

Castro, in a meandering, nearly hour-long speech to the Summit of the Americas, ran through an exhaustive history of perceived Cuban grievances against the U.S. dating back more than a century—a vivid display of how raw passions remain over American attempts to undermine Cuba’s government.

Then, in an abrupt about face, he apologized for letting his emotions get the best of him. He said many U.S. presidents were at fault for that troubled history — but that Obama isn’t one of them.

“I have told President Obama that I get very emotional talking about the revolution,” Castro said through a translator, noting that Obama wasn’t even born when the U.S. began sanctioning the island nation. “I apologize to him because President Obama had no responsibility for this.”

In a remarkable vote of confidence from a Cuban leader, Castro added: “In my opinion, President Obama is an honest man.”

Castro and Obama were expected to meet later Saturday on the sidelines of the summit — the first substantial meeting between a U.S. and Cuban president in more than five decades.

Funny that Obama’s biggest fans (and vice versa) seem to be totalitarian thugs, socialist goons and communist dictators.

Did Obama tell Castro “if you like your revolution, you can keep your revolution”? If so, you’re finished, Castro!

I’ll say this for Obama, he never ceases to crack me up:

“How do I manage my awesomeness? One word: Humility!”

Whatever…

The White House says the picture below is to celebrate the Easter Egg Roll along with the 5th anniversary of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative to encourage America’s youth to get active and lose weight by running to the bathroom to barf up their emetic school lunches.

However, unreliable sources tell me this is in fact a leaked promotional photo for planned 2017 sitcom on ABC called “Punch & Dumbbell”:

Consider yourselves on notice, Iran. Violate terms of the nuke agreement, and this is what awaits. You. Have. Been. Warned!

Consider these two people: Senator Bob Menendez and former IRS official Lois Lerner.

One of them recently said that Obama’s talking points on Iran come “straight out of Tehran,” and the other targeted conservative groups (which the IRS admitted) had magically vanishing email to cover her partisan pro-Dem tracks.

Guess which of these people the Department of Justice is prosecuting and which it isn’t prosecuting.

There was no way the DOJ was going to indict Lerner, because they’d have been indicting themselves too.

You might have noticed that posting has been light of late (mostly here but also at MM.com in the past couple of days). My father passed away late Saturday night/early Sunday morning after a long decline from Alzheimer’s and related problems.

He was a proud Air Force veteran and successful business executive who loved his family, country and the outdoors.

Quick background on this “signs” story: When I was growing up, our house (which my mother still lives in) had a sump pump, like many do. It’s an area where the ground can get very damp and if a sump pump isn’t maintained, there will be problems.

I remember one time, probably back in the late 1970′s or so, coming home from vacation to find the basement to be knee-deep with water. I used to like to watch my dad fiddle with the sump pump, replace it when necessary, and check to make sure it was working properly on a daily basis. In other words, if story of the area of my dad’s life that concerns household machinery had been written by Herman Melville, my father would have been Captain Ahab and the sump pump would have been his “white whale.” I learned all of my sump pump tech skills from him.

On the other hand, the house I’ve now lived in with my family for about 15 years has a fairly dry basement, but we do have a sump pump. As a matter of fact, I replaced it last year and alerted Mystery Science Theater 3000 alum Mike Nelson that the old sump pump looked familiar:

I’m guessing that also closely resembles what Hillary’s email server looks like.

I hadn’t had much trouble with the new sump pump that I replaced that with, other than some tweaking here and there.

Okay, here’s the “signs” part: My dad passed away very early Sunday morning. Later in the morning, knowing my sister was coming over with other company (where we would talk about dad while watching Michigan State clinch a Final Four appearance — WOOT!), my wife suggested we serve a ham we had in the basement freezer. When I went downstairs to get it, I heard a loud buzzing sound and traced it to the laundry room. Looking at the corner of the room, the sump hole was full of water and the pump wasn’t working. I unplugged the pump, pulled it from the hole, drained it, let it cool down and then tried it again — and it worked.

A “sign” from my dad, or just a happy coincidence? In either case, it brought back great memories when they were needed most.

I’ll be back to as close to full speed as possible before too long (“full speed” for me defined as about 70 percent — I’m a big believer in not burning your reserves).

This spring, the weather watches and warnings we get on occasion might provide an opportunity for further tribute to my dad: I’ll pour a gin & tonic over the rocks and go stand in the driveway looking for tornadoes after ordering the rest of the family into the basement for safety… and to make sure the sump pump is working.

*****

Update: In hindsight maybe I should have mentioned the sump pump in dad’s obituary, but it’s still not bad.

The wind-up:

When she was asked to headline an event with hundreds of political reporters, editors and executives, she recounted thinking, “What could possibly go wrong?”

“I am all about new beginnings,” Clinton said at the Toner Prize event in Washington. “A new grandchild, another new hair style, a new email account, why not a new relationship with the press? So here goes, no more secrecy, no more zone of privacy. After all, what good did that do me?”

And the pitch:

Honored on Monday was reporter Dan Balz, The Washington Post’s chief correspondent and an icon in the political reporting world. Upon accepting his prize, Balz thanked Clinton and said, “I am happy to yield my time back to you if you want to take some questions.”

Clinton declined, but did chat briefly with some of the reporters in the room before leaving the event.

Hillary Clinton, will you live up to your pledge to be more open?

Didn’t think so.

Update:

At the end of the event, reporters gave Hillary a standing ovation in appreciation of all she’s done to deceive them and as a show of their willingness to nonetheless carry her water in 2016.

Here’s Michelle Obama last week in China:

“It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother,” she said. “And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China.”

Sure, and she also intrudes on school lunches very rarely.

It depends on what your definition of “very rare” is:

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And that doesn’t include last year.

Rare? The facts argue otherwise. CNN has a photo gallery of FLOTUS’ overseas trips. Since becoming First Lady in 2009, Michelle Obama has visited Africa (2013), Northern Ireland and Germany, South Africa (2011), Mexico City, Haiti, India, Copenhagen. Those are official visits, at a rate of more than two overseas trips per year.

Mrs. Obama has also taken a series of overseas vacations that include trips to Spain and France…

As a matter of fact, FLOTUS was in China just one year ago. But maybe “very rare” translates to “a hell of a lot” in Mandarin.