Yesterday we saw a heap of liberals wave the "gun control" flag over the shooting of 12 people in a secure, gun free facility by someone who flashed a badge and got in WITH a handgun and a long gun. Kinda hard to put in a briefcase. Henry Winkler and Dianne Feinstein should stop wasting our time calling for useless legislation that will just repeat that which is already in place, and ask:
-IF he got in on a stolen ID, why wasn't this ID cross-reffed at the entry point. If there was no human contact, just a swipe-and-go, WHY was that?
-HOW did he get the weapon INTO the facility? Someone dropped the ball; how about working on that?
-WHY a man with anger and possible mental issues had access to a gun GIVEN the applicable laws? Did someone fudge a background check? Or did the free passes the system gave him a couple of times allow him to skate?
-WHERE was his support system? Had he no family, no friends who could see his problems?
Those would be helpful things to bring up. Unfortunately, all we've gotten so far is the usual band of "sky is falling" celebrity commenters, a CNN anchor who somehow put Fort Hood out of her mind, and a mainstream media who has no idea of what they're talking about.
But this is far from the only place I'm running into such things. I know you're used to me "spanning the globe" as it were, but I didn't have to go past the front page of FoxNews to get tonight's stuff.
Here we have Elizabeth O'Bagy. A few days ago, she was a respected analyst on the Syrian situation, quoted extensively by our dimwit Secretary of State John Kerry, and the equally dimwitted John "I'm sorry, I thought you were a republican" McCain in building the case for a strike on the looking-smarter-every-day Bashir al-Assad. Of course that was a few days ago, when she had a PhD from Georgetown. And still when it was learned that she "that she had defended her dissertation, and was simply waiting for the university to confer the degree."
But not so much today when she, "in a statement to The Daily Beast, O'Bagy reportedly admitted she was never enrolled in that program. She apparently applied to a joint master's/Ph.D. program, but was not accepted. She was only in the master's program. "
Show of hands if you are surprised that the elite of the Democratic administration use someone like O'Bagy for an information source. After all, this is the party that brings you a President that writes a basically fictitious autobiography, a Sec/State who went from "war hero" to treasonous enemy sympathizer in 0-to-60, a former Veep who invented the internet and used it to invent global warming, and a former Speaker of the House who likes to pass laws to find out what's in them (remind me to write a bill involving her, a straitjacket, and a rubber room and see how far it gets with her).
Another such story involved this young lady.
Meet Rakhima Ganieva, currently trying to win the Miss World as Miss Uzbekistan. I'd say she has a pretty good chance, she's very pretty. But....
... Uzbekistan officials say Ganieva has left out a few things from her Miss World 2013 profile the country has never held a ‘Miss Uzbekistan’ contest, and they have no idea who she is.
The 18-year-old, who is representing Uzbekistan at the ongoing Miss World beauty pageant in Indonesia also says she’s a graduate of the “Tashkent Professional College of Tourism” and aspires to be a lawyer.
Zhavlon Komolov, a representative of the Tashkent-based Pro Models agency, said Ganieva briefly trained there as a 15-year-old but she is now “choosing to build her career on lies.”
“Rakhima Ganieva never passed through any special selection process in Uzbekistan," Komolov told Radio Free Europe.
Add this to the story that hit the cutting room floor in yesterday's post, of how four girls who were trying out for Miss Malaysia, but had to be dropped because of a 1996 fatwah forbidding Muslims from participating in beauty contests. And yet, the pageant is being held this year in Indonesia, the nation with THE LARGEST Muslim population in the world. Go figure.
Oh, don't forget to check the NHFFL page and see if the KCAs managed to win this weekend! And one final note. The rampaging Dynamo Moscow team, who had won five straight to open the KHL season, were finally knocked off by Red Army 6-3 today, with Nikolai Prokhorkin getting the hat. Now, we need someone to knock off SKA, who've also won five straight. In the meantime, poor ol' China Dragon got a 14-1 pasting by the Nippon Paper Cranes. In 6 games, they've scored 6 goals (three against the same Nippon team their last time out) while giving them up at a 9.5 per game clip.