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Heartless Michael Bargo sentenced, now youngest man on Florida death row

Michael Bargo sentenced; Now youngest man on Florida death row.

Here is the quote showing why no judge could possibly have any mercy on this guy:

During a hearing last month, Bargo took the stand and maintained his innocence, telling the judge he doesn’t deserve to die.

"I don’t want to die, man. I really don’t. I was 18 years old, man," said Bargo.

Bargo on witness stand

I was only 18.


Very nice: he was only 18 and therefore wants to live, but he could not apply the same concern to another human being, the 15-year old boy named Seath Jackson, who became his victim. I am not sure if there is a word in the dictionary for this kind of malice. Heart like a test pattern.

Also, I wonder what the judge thought as he listened to those words. But there is no need to wonder at the judge’s conclusion to the matter. Judge David Eddy issued a death sentence.

Jay Leno: Federal government, our new psycho ex-girlfriend

I mean what’s going on? The White House has looked into our phone records, checking our computers, monitoring our e-mails. When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? When did that happen?

Hilarious! Thanks, Mr. Leno!

Health care rationing by the Klan Parenthood, Sebelius

Thanks, Dr. Manny Alvarez, for your opinion, Secretary Sebelius, stop hiding behind bureaucratic rules and save a child’s life.

This is just the beginning of health care rationing by the compassionate bureaucrats of Obamacare, in this case, by the Klan Parenthood shill, Kathleen Sebelius. The Klan Parenthood always loves to see children die, and it’s all perfectly legal.

1938: what is your answer?

Reading around at PJMedia.com, I saw this What if Hitler had won WWII? article. The article is about this 1992 novel, Fatherland, by Robert Harris.

It is an excellent book.

To me, it is a book about Auschwitz/Oświęcim and how a German finds undeniable evidence of extermination.

It makes you think, "What would I have done in Germany, in 1938?" For the West, that question is the ghost in every man’s past. The answer to that question is the substance of your humanity.

After I read that book back in 1992 or so, it stimulated me to move from fiction to non-fiction, to educate myself about the holocaust. There is a lot to learn.

In the Soviet satellite states before 1989, they used to say that the Soviets had stolen their history, and that protecting and recovering what they could of that history was a vitally important task. It is good advice, not just for Poland, but for everyone in the West, including here in the USA.

Memorial to Polish soldiers massacred at Katyn Forest.

Go get ‘im, Tiger! Romney lands punches against subdued Obama in first debate – The Hill’s Video

President Obama can be rumbled.

Romney lands punches against subdued Obama in first debate – The Hill's Video.

Here is a great move by Romney to rumble the weakling BHO:

Romney, who has narrowly trailed Obama in recent polls, seemed to be looking to shake up the race with a strong attack on Obama’s record, talking directly to the president as he spoke.

That is the way to do it, Mitt. Go, man, go!

Unknown meaning of the number 11: Examiner Sunday Reflections by Glenn Harlan Reynolds: Obama presidency turns government up to 11 | WashingtonExaminer.com

Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Instapundit

It is inspiring to know that President Gutsy has figured out the unknown meaning of the number 11 and has turned up the amps to 11.

Examiner Sunday Reflections by Glenn Harlan Reynolds: Obama presidency turns government up to 11 | WashingtonExaminer.com.

You have to laugh.

Except that he simultaneously sliced $716 billion from the third-rail Medicare program so that Ezekiel Emanuel can have a steady job supervising comparative effectiveness rationing on the Death Panels.

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision

The Jerusalem Post: The Europeans’ skewed view of circumcision.

The Chief Rabbi presents an interesting way to analyze this as “justification by the highest source of authority in the culture at any given age.”

I agree with you, Chief Rabbi. In every age they try to destroy the Jews, but usually by some new strategy —

This time it is just to persecute and destroy them because of _______.

— and you fill in the blank with the highest source of authority in the prevailing culture.

And it makes one wonder: what other grinning works of violence do they seek to establish under color of law or justice?

Ezekiel Emanuel

Brett Kimberlin one of many character assassins

Apparently there is some goombah felon up in Maryland named Brett Kimberlin who makes it his mission in life to be like Michael Corleone, wiping out all of his enemies. Lately, one victim has been blogger Aaron Walker, who posted his experience of the intimidations and threats, viz.

And I am going to tell you about how Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me for a crime. He attempted to make authorities in Maryland believe that on January 9, 2012, as we were both exiting a courtroom, I essentially beat him up. You will see him claim that I “decked” him, that the sheriff’s deputies had to separate me from him, that I kept coming at him and the deputies had to restrain me.

And then you will see video of the incident and realize that all of this is a lie. I will even show you a second video that contrasts Kimberlin’s words with the video footage. That is right, you are not going to have to believe my word. You will only have to believe your eyes.

And apparently, he has money behind him and political protection. It is a bad business.

And Kimberlin is apparently just the extreme case of the typical whispering campaigns and blacklisting that occur from the left. Remember: Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy did not run the Hollywood Blacklist. It was Hollywood itself that blacklisted directors, actors and writers.

Cf.,

  1. Instapundit: WHAT IT FEELS LIKE to be targeted
  2. Conservative Commune: Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin Harassed, Tried to Frame Blogger Aaron Worthing
  3. Breitbart via The Other McCain: Who Warned Us About Brett Kimberlin?
  4. American Power: Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin and the Left’s Political (and Criminal) Intimidation Network

Heart

The previous president, George W. Bush, had heart. No matter what else you might say about him, skills or inabilities, errors or successes, you have to admit, the man had heart.

Pres. Bush comforts a young girl, Ashley Faulkner, whose mother perished in the terrorist attacks, Sept. 11, 2001.


Pres. Bush gets on top of the wreckage with a retired firefighter helping out at the World Trade Center, a few days after Sept. 11, 2001.

Now compare that to the current president, Barack Obama. I cannot think of any photos of him showing real heart. This is more typical:

Nose up in the air, in a classroom of little kids.

There is the big difference between them: George W. Bush as president had heart; Barack H. Obama as president has no heart. No contest.

Crowd size at D.C. mall, with new crowd size rating scale

After some debate and consideration at the Pajamas Media website concerning the size of yesterday’s big rally in D.C., I developed a new rating scale for crowd size.

  1. Ginormulous = Original MLK I Have a Dream event
  2. Ginormous = ?
  3. Gigantic = ?
  4. Enormous = ?
  5. Humongotorious = ?
  6. Humongous = ?
  7. Huge = Aug. 28, 2010 honor rally
  8. Massive = ?
  9. Big = ?
  10. Sharpton-like
    Sharpton rally, Life magazine
    Image: Preston Rescigno/Getty Images
  11. Critical mass

    Image: © The Terrence Jennings Photographic Archive
  12. Esperanto convention
  13. Rahm Emanuel Ethics Society

It needs some more photographic examples of D.C. crowds for the upper end of the scale, from ginormous down to humongous. You can have a lot of fun with this. Post a comment if you have a good example. 😀

Obama as Undergrad

Michael Ledeen is on the mark with this analysis. The president is not a psycho to be analyzed by psychoanalysis, but a spoiled Ivy League brat.

Obama as Undergrad.

I don’t think that just putting Obama on the couch is the best way to understand him.

Put him in the classroom instead. Because he’s the stereotypical American undergrad at a stereotypical Ivy League college in the age of political correctness.

I would add that that now, with power and control but no one to fire him, he is like a pinhead professor, whose vicious faculty politics is a road to the nether world paved with naive, foolish Nuclear Posture Reviews and Molotov-like retail events selling Poland down the river to the Sovs.

Hide the salami

Karl Rove mentions another piece of hot info from CBO boss Elmendorf, concerning the tax increases built into the Senate health care takeover bill.

Under questioning at a Senate hearing Tuesday, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf admitted that the $500 billion in tax hikes in the Baucus bill would be passed onto consumers, jacking up insurance premiums. That undercuts the argument that Democratic reforms will make health care more affordable.

– Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, Obama Hasn’t Closed the Health-Care Sale

However, you cannot find Elmendorf’s actual testimony anywhere. Not on this topic.

Meanwhile, the Senate and White House controllers meet behind closed doors, the Death Überpanel.

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials and Senate Democrats are meeting in private to iron out differences on a health care overhaul that could affect every American. In public, they’re united by a common enemy: the health insurance industry.

ERICA WERNER, Democrats work to finalize health legislation
Oct 15, 3:12 AM (ET).

That’s a lot of transparency: yeah, a lot of negative transparency.

These guys are getting to be better than Bill Clinton at playing Hide The Salami.

Medical mayham from Senator Baucus et al.

Obviously, the U.S. Senate is having difficulty getting a harmonious outcome from health care “reform" that, first, does no harm.

Instead, it looks like higher insurance premiums, government efficiency and deficits. That is mayham, my friend.

Famous neurotherapist

Famous neurotherapist

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

Super article from an experienced protester who dates back to the 1960s. It’s graceful and links to many photos she captured from among the marchers.

A Former Radical Goes Back to the Future at the 9/12 March

In 1967, I was the radical Alinsky wrote the rules for. On the political cutting edge, I’d been arguing with fellow students and coworkers for years about Vietnam, and my growing disgust with my country led me down many winding roads of anti-American thought. I was counterculture before there was a name for it, skipping my prom and graduation as “bourgeois,” going barefoot, braless, and unshaven, and collecting tattoos at the only place in town those days — a crummy hole-in-the-wall next to downtown D.C.’s Greyhound station.

…On the morning of September 12, I left for the march with my camera. Since every picture’s worth a thousand words, I thought that would be the easiest and fastest way to communicate what really took place.

But what was going to take place? How many people would show? Though in my gut — with the latest victories of the new media over the old (Van Jones, ACORN) — I felt momentum building, I was really just one person going without a group, a strategy, or a plan…

All seemed informed and concerned, but cheerful and optimistic. I knew this feeling from before — it begins when you move from concern to action.
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The best sign in the gallery

The best sign in the gallery

Something I noticed from her photos: There were no black bloc of people wearing the black garb and black masks.

Matt’s meditation on banality of evil men.

Following the line of Betsy McCaughey and others, including my own log entry a few days ago, Matt looks down the dark road at Ezekiel Emanuel.

Ezekiel Emanuel, banality of evil.

The Administration and its supporters have vilified the concerns of many about end of live panels, and yet this is a fact of life in the UK already. Somewhere far removed, bureaucrats make life and death decisions based on the numbers. With all of its faults, our current system values life much more highly. One of the chief theoreticians they seem to be listening to, Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel, the White House Chief of Staff’s brother, has openly discussed the “life value” of infants and the elderly, noting that a child is not really self aware until the age of two. This is a very, very dangerous discussion

Thanks for speaking up, Matt.

Ezekiel Emanuel and his charnel house

Ezekiel Emanuel’s infamous advocacy of death panels, under color of a "complete lives ethical system," results in a decision curve that the death panel would likely have in mind as they decide our health care rationing choices. Here is the lone figure from a recent article by Emanuel in the British journal The Lancet. It is a decision curve for the death panel, displaying their age-based priority for receiving scarce medical interventions under the complete lives system.

Dworkin's curve.  Click image to view full size.

Dworkin's curve. Click image to view full size.

● We recommend an alternative system—the complete lives system—which prioritises younger people who have not yet lived a complete life, and also incorporates prognosis, save the most lives, lottery, and instrumental value principles…

● Rather than saving the most lives, prognosis allocation aims to save the most life-years. This strategy has been used in disaster triage…

● We consider several important objections to the complete lives system.

The complete lives system discriminates against older people. Age-based allocation is ageism. Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years. Treating 65-year-olds differently because of stereotypes or falsehoods would be ageist; treating them differently because they have already had more life-years is not…

article summary and subscription link to The Lancet
Figure, cf. RM Dworkin, Life’s dominion, Knopf (1993).

Back-of-the-envelope estimate of national health cost per age group

Back-of-the-envelope estimate of national health cost per age group

What the authors, Ezekiel Emanuel, Alan Wertheimer and Govind Persad leave out of their article is a curve that expresses the relative fraction of the national health care bill that each age group generates. It might look something like this back-of-the-envelope estimate (at left). We all know that a large fraction of health care costs go to helping our seasoned citizens …perhaps not 65% as shown but still a relatively large percentage.

This large percentage is what the complete lives system targets for elimination. This curve is what motivates the intellectual gymnastics of the complete life rationing system, and it will surely be on the table at the meeting of each death panel convened by the Health Choices Commissioner, which will use both curves to decide which health care choice you get.

The Emanuel article claims as an advantage his "intuition that death of adolescents is worse than that of infants or elderly."

That is the intuition of a charnel house.

I do not consent to that intuition. I am a humanist, advocating the incomparable value of every human person.

How euthanasia started in Germany during the Hitler period

With the threatened government takeover of health care, many parents worry for their children, especially for children with a disability or special need, like this dad from Michigan (first minute of the video):

It reminded me of a totally different set of circumstances, in which another dad stood up for his well loved son who was in danger of pernicious neglect: euthanasia.

This other dad wrote a letter to a government official about his beloved son’s care at a mental hospital. Due to the situation in that country, he felt it necessary to withhold his name from the government official.

The letter from this other dad standing up for his precious son is immortalized in the records of the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, specifically, the "Medical Case" against bureaucrats, military, SS and medical personnel who performed terminal experiments on human subjects at Dachau concentration camp and other locations. They also developed the gas chamber, not for the annihilation of Jews — which came a bit later — but for emptying the mental hospitals and clinics of Germany, viz.

On 1 September 1939, the very day of the German attack on Poland, and after a great deal of discussion between Dr. Karl Brandt, Dr. Leonardo Conti, Philipp Bouhler, the Chief of the Chancellery of the Fuehrer, and others, Hitler issued the following authority to the defendant Karl Brandt:

“Reichsleiter Bouhler and Dr. Brandt, M.D., are charged with the responsibility of enlarging the authority of certain physicians to be designated by name in such a manner that persons who, according to human judgment, are incurable can, upon a most careful diagnosis of their condition of sickness, be accorded a mercy death.
[Signed] ADOLF HITLER”

After the receipt of this order, an organization was set up to execute this program. Karl Brandt headed the medical section and Phillip Bouhler the administrative section. The defendant Hoven, as Chief Surgeon of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, took part in the program and personally ordered the transfer of at least 300 to 400 Jewish inmates of different nationalities, mostly non-German, to their death in the euthanasia station at Bernberg. The defendants Brack and Blome participated in their capacities as assistants to Bouhler and Conti.

Questionnaires were forwarded to the Ministry of the Interior from the various institutes and were then submitted to Karl Brandt and his staff for an expert opinion in order to determine the status of each patient. Then each of these experts indicated his opinion as to the eventual disposition of the patient; that is, whether or not the patient should be transferred to a killing station. The questionnaires were supposedly returned to the Ministry of the Interior, which, in turn, sent lists of the doomed patients to the different insane asylums, ordering the directors of the asylums to hand over the patients to a thing called the General Patient Transport Corporation for transfer to the particular stations where the killings took place. This Transport Corporation was not a real organization, but one of the code names used to disguise the true nature of the activities. The patients were then transferred to the station where they were immediately killed. This entire procedure took place without the consent of the relatives, but the relatives did receive a death certificate on which the cause of the death was falsified…

This other dad from 60 years ago wrote:

I have a schizophrenic son in Wurttembergian mental institution… If my son is murdered, woe!

(Click: full letter, translated to English.)

So when I see that dad from Michigan standing up for the son, precious in his eyes, I think back to the other dad from the Hitlerzeit, the period when Hitler ruled Germany. We do not know that German dad’s name. He cried out like a prophet to the government officials, but the government officials hardened their hearts.

That this kind of thing has happened in the past, wrought by an elected government and its officials under color of law, is one reason that people here in the USA might justifiably worry about their own sons and daughters today.

It behooves us to make this unknown dad known as widely as we can.

N.b., You can also read

  1. the transcription at the Harvard Law School library, or
  2. digitized photos of the same, with slightly different page numbering.