Unfortunately, morale had not improved…
75 years ago today, Germany launched Fall Weiß (Plan White), the invasion of Poland, beginning the European phase of WWII.
On 17 September, the Russians would enter Poland from the East. The combination of the Wehrmacht in the west and the Red Army in the east was too much for the Polish forces to counter, and by 6 October, the September Campaign was over, and Poland had fallen.
If you are not following the story about Rotherham, you need to be. It is an appalling story.
At least 1,400 children were sexually exploited, mainly by men of Pakistani heritage, between 1997 and 2013.
A care worker, who worked at children’s homes from 2003-2007, told the BBC men would arrive almost “every night” to collect girls, who escaped using a range of methods and were then usually driven off in taxis.
The carer, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed staff were reluctant to intervene in some cases for fear of being classed as “racist”.
“Sometimes, [the men] would phone and they would pick up around the corner, but sometimes they would just turn up and pick up at the children’s home,” the care worker said.
“It depended on how brazen they were or how much heat they thought was on at the time.
Here is a case of a subculture of British society that systematically and cruelly raped and abused at least 1,400 girls over the course of over 15 years. Some people were afraid to report it for fear of being called a racist. When they did report it, the social services and police did nothing for the same reason. Meanwhile, the raping continued. The terrorizing continued. This is in what we pretend to be a civilized nation. Yet everybody stood by watching. Why?
While he says he was never pressured by managers to include or exclude any particular subject matter from his reports, he does agree that among some white councillors there was an undeniable fear and desire to not “upset the apple-cart”.
“In my opinion some white councillors were terrified of mentioning things to do with ethnicity. And I understand where it comes from, political correctness has left its mark on them, but it actually does a disservice to the wider community.”
This is the real war on women.
This looks awesome.
From the West Bend Daily News. You’ll need a subscription to read the whole story.
This week the Jackson Police Department announced it is using an app called MyPD to enhance its communication with the public. The app is free and residents receive information about events, crimes and wanted suspects.
Features also include department contacts, information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service and the sex offender registry.
Jackson Police Chief Jed Dolnick said people expect updates fast and the younger generation uses smartphones or tablets rather than the Internet.
Here’s a good Wisconsin connection that allows me to brag about my Alma Mater’s sweet victory in their opening game.
A College Station furniture store says it will keep its promise to pick up the tab for more than $1 million in merchandise after Texas A&M defeated South Carolina on the gridiron.
Following the pattern of Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, the College Station Ashley Furniture HomeStore announced Aug. 16 it would reimburse the full cost of furniture purchased Aug. 16-27 if the Aggies beat the Gamecocks by more than 10 points.
As it turned out, A&M prevailed 52-28 at the Aug. 28 game in Columbia, S.C.
Colin Roth at Right Wisconsin is right about this.
The campaign for Attorney General will play second fiddle all fall to the close race for Governor. But conservatives should not sleep on this race. A Walker second term with Susan Happ as Attorney General would prove to be more than a headache.
An activist liberal Attorney General could sure throw a wrench in the works of a conservative agenda.
Hopefully Walker is getting the message. He seems to be.
Walker says there is Republican voter fatigue after the 2010 election and two series of recalls in both 2011 and 2012.
Walker says in the coming weeks he will be announcing details about what he calls an aggressive agenda should he be re-elected.
There is nothing that will get conservative voters more jazzed than a strong conservative agenda. To date, Walker has shied away from offering one for his second term. All he has done is defend his record during the first term, but he does not have to defend that record to conservatives. We get it. The problem is that he has given no indication for what’s next.
What would I like to see? In no particular order:
- Statewide school choice
- Right to work
- Major tax reform (like eliminating the income tax)
- Major spending reductions
What do you want to see in Walker’s second term?