1. Something to be learned
a. A period of instruction; a class.
b. An assignment or exercise in which something is to be learned.
c. The act or an instance of instructing; teaching.
a. An experience, example, or observation that imparts beneficial new knowledge or wisdom.
b. The knowledge or wisdom so acquired.
Before, both didn’t feel the need to own a gun. Now, they are proud gun owners and keep a handgun in the bedroom.
“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”
I am so thankful for the intelligence or the common sense or the spirit, heart or just blind stupid luck that allowed me to gain the knowledge without having to endure the lesson. Because the lesson learned by Dittrich and Duffy – that “you’re on your own” is one that not every student survives.
“This is not Armatix screwing over the people of New Jersey,” he said. “It’s the legislature screwing over the people of New Jersey. Bushmaster didn’t screw over the people of Newtown. Adam Lanza did. It’s just disgusting to me to see pro-gun people acting like anti-gunners. What is free if it’s not choice?”
Raymond is entirely right.
… New Jersey chose their rabidly anti-gun legislature, and will suffer as a result of their decision-making, but it was their right to do so.
It is also Raymond’s right to carry the Armatix pistol in his store, if he chooses to do so.
It’s also the right of Maryland’s gun owners to either continue buying firearms from Engage Armament, their right to protest the store, and their right to let it slide into bankruptcy by refusing to patronize it, if they choose to do so.
Democrats in Congress passed a law that explicitly limited Obamacare subsidy eligibility to consumers who purchased plans on state-level exchanges. They did so in order to coerce and bribe states into setting up their own marketplaces under the law. (Another attempt at coercion, mandatory Medicaid expansion, has been struck down 7-2 by the Supreme Court). Given the controversial law’s unpopularity, a majority of states declined to establish exchanges, forcing the federal government to create the infamous federal version — with Healthcare.gov as its centerpiece.
IRS decided that Congress’ true intent was for all exchange consumers to have a shot at subsidies if they were financially eligible, so it simply decreed it to be so in the form of a regulation that effectively rewrote a major provision the law
Well, how about that? A federal bureau that assumes the authority to make and/or change law on a whim. It’s almost like they didn’t know that only (THHO)Obama can make those assumptions.
… the Court ruled that the law says what it says, and that the IRS overstepped. This decision, at least for now, plunges Obamacare into chaos — and furious Democrats have no one to blame but themselves. When you ram through a lengthy, hastily slapped-together, unpopular law without reading it, unintended consequences sometimes arise. And this one’s a biggie.
… the weaponry was returned to Hamas. “The rockets were passed on to the government authorities in Gaza, which is Hamas. In other words, UNRWA handed to Hamas rockets that could well be shot at Israel,” …
“Against all evidence, UNRWA refuses to acknowledge reality and pathetically attempts to ingratiate itself with Hamas, pretending that nothing serious has happened,” the senior official said. “This is a classic case of beaten-wife syndrome, which we have been witnessing for years from UNRWA. The people of Gaza, and indeed taxpayers from countries who contribute to UNRWA’s budget — including Israel — deserve better.”
Mark Ruffalo is the epitome of the Hollywood elitist who really does not understand the world in which we live in nor does he care to know the truth of a situation. His heart tells him where to go, so he opens his mouth and makes a fool of himself.
Use of Heart is a good thing to do when it doesn’t conflict with your eyes, ears and brain. But Mark Ruffalo, being the oh-so-typical hollywood clownish moonbat, refuses to allow his eyes to see, his ears to hear, his brain to think.
Now, if somebody would just take silly boy Mark by the ear, sit him down and make sure he sees “these fellow humans beings” not only doing what his heart says they’re not, but justifying and wallowing in their evil.
Whaddaya think, Mark? Can you take the words of your “fellow human beings” to heart?
Taking advantage of government services means helping yourself to money that bureaucrats confiscate from the slave class that works instead of votes for a living.
Where do you suppose the thousands upon thousands of Third World colonists get the idea that rather than being deported for illegally invading our country, they will be granted lavish welfare benefits?
No amount of Pants on Fire meters or Pinocchios will stop a liar who is as brazen as Elizabeth Warren. You could line up every Pinocchio graphic in the world. You could literally drag a pair of burning pants through her office. Sen. Warren will keep right on lying.
We’re talking, of course, about a woman who lied about having Indian heritage so that she could claim minority status and get a leg up in the academic world. She defends all that to this day.
We’re talking about a senator who is in office because voters in Massachusetts don’t care about that lie.
We’re talking about a political party and movement that subscribes to the Alinsky point of view on how to conduct domestic political warfare. In that world view, you don’t discuss anything with your opposites. You belittle them, dehumanize them, smear them, and aggravate them.
And we’re talking about a media that even on its best days is very reluctant to call out a Democrat for shamelessly telling towering lie after lie.
In the end, it doesn’t matter whether she’s a hack or a sociopath because both of those labels are plenty good enough qualifications for the type of idiot that pulled lever for (THHO)Obama … twice.
A Muslim plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge was foiled thanks to information acquired by waterboarding 911 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. But these days terrorists don’t get waterboarded; they get traded for deserters.
Has America surrendered to expansionist Islam, Third World colonization, political correctness, creeping authoritarianism, socialism, degeneration, and decline? If not, what is Obama still doing in the White House?
This data collection is unlawful, it lacks any practical purpose, and it is an undue burden on those gun dealers tasked with collecting, tracking and filing the forms.
Note the part about what the ATF is doing being unlawful. Not that it matters much, and not that it’s something new.
Geez, one would think we people would have gotten used to being bullied by federal bureaucrats by now. We shoulda got used to our rights being stripped a long time ago, and get over all the whining.
Am I right? Let me know if you agreed with that … include your address, cause I’d like to come visit, maybe slap the pap out of you.
The NRA pdf that was linked in the above article by GRNC includes these little tiddly bits:
Through its purported demand-letter authority, in 2011 ATF sent a letter to all federally-licensed firearms dealers in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California requiring them to submit “reports of multiple sales or other dispositions whenever, at one time or during any five consecutive business days, you sell or otherwise dispose of two or more semi-automatic rifles capable of accepting a detachable magazine and with a caliber greater than .22 (including .223/5.56 caliber) to an unlicensed person.” This reporting requirement is beyond ATF’s authority and violates interrelated statutory provisions prohibiting the registration of firearm owners.
Few of the FFLs who must comply have ever sold a rifle that was traced from Mexico. The demand letter is not based on any failure to comply with any law or regulation or on any pretense of criminal investigation. Nor does it have any time limit, and instead must be obeyed indefinitely in the future at ATF’s discretion. ATF recognizes no limit to its authority, which it could interpret to authorize sending the letter to every FFL in all fifty states.
You know, one thing you can say about the IRS: the fact that they are crashing hard drives and lying their butts off would indicate that they, at least, and finally, have recognized the limits of their authority. Although they continue to veer outside of those limits they can see the redlines in their rear-views.
ATF can’t even see their boundaries.
This video raises some unanswered questions:
Perhaps the most interesting part of the video is at mark 1:38 where customers are interviewed. The family is visiting from Cleveland, Ohio and says “… perfect vacation … coming to the South … I probably wouldn’t go into a restaurant in Cleveland that had that [sign] on the door … but I have no problem going into a restaurant down here with that on the door”
Ain’t that interesting? I don’t think the reporter nor the lady from Cleveland realized the profoundly deep insight of that statement.
I wonder why the reporter didn’t follow up on that with a simple “why”?
I would have
1- is it because you feel like Southern restaurant-goers are more civil or mentally stable?
or 2 – is it because you think most northern restaurant customers are crazy or violent natured?
or 3 – is it because you think that most northern guns are owned by violent criminals?
or 4 – or just that most southern guns are owned by responsible law-abiding adults?
I mean, dang! reporter, I coulda made a two hour documentary outta that one interview.
The IRS’s new story on the Lerner emails comes just days after the DOJ announced it was beginning an investigation into the matter and just one week after a pair of federal judges demanded answers “under oath” from the IRS on what exactly happened with Lerner’s hard dive and how these emails went missing.
Yet this latest testimony also revealed several more IRS employees who worked for Lerner during the targeting scandal now appear to have had similar computer issues.
» Top Nine Gaza Media Myths
Last night, the insufferable little prick that CBS calls their news anchor blamed Israel’s embargo as the root cause of the current troubles.
before there was a missile assault and other terror attacks from Hamas-ruled Gaza, there was no “embargo,” just as there is no embargo on the West Bank.
So missiles are not the answer for the embargo, they are the cause for the embargo.
… Myth: Hamas has no choice but to place weapons and fighters in populated areas since the Gaza Strip is so crowded that is all there is … Fact: There is actually plenty of open space in Gaza, including the now empty sites where Israeli settlements once stood. The Hamas claim, parroted by the Times reporter, is nonsense.
Beyond this, placing your own civilians around or near a military target to act as “human shields” is prohibited by the Fourth Geneva Convention:
Art. 28. The presence of a protected person may not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations.
… Myth: Israel is in the wrong because it’s not fighting fair: it has anti-missile defenses and bomb shelters, while the Palestinians don’t …
Hamas has imported huge quantities of cement, but it’s been forcefully diverted from the civilian sector and instead used to build bunkers and tunnels for Hamas leaders and fighters
… It is ironic that Israel is criticized for successfully protecting its civilians by following international law, while Hamas is portrayed as a victim because it violates that same international law.
For two decades Israel has been walking toward the gallows. Its leaders have led it there by empty international assurances. Its people have been led there by refusing to see what is waiting ahead for them, even while the blood was being cleaned off the streets.
Every attempt to reach a peaceful solution, every concession and show of good faith, has only tightened the bonds around its hands and the noose around its neck.
This is not a peace process, and it has never been one. It is a public lynching. It is the lynching of a country whose only real crime is that its existence offends the religious fanaticism and prejudices of a billion Muslims, who control much of the world’s oil, and whose followers are willing to riot and kill in the streets of nearly every major city in the world at the slightest offense.
The endgame is all too clear. The undoing of that “mistake” which allowed the oldest and most persecuted minority in the Middle East to briefly reclaim their homeland from the tyranny of Muslim Caliphs and Sultans as a homeland for their persecuted brethren from the east and the west.
Israel is not condemned because of what Israel does. It is condemned because of Islamic bigotry, left wing radicalism and international dhimmism converging in one place.
Islam’s war on the apostate, so little known in the West, figures prominently in Islamic history. Indeed, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most influential Islamic clerics today, while once discussing the importance of killing any Muslim who apostatizes from Islam on Al Jazeera, correctly stated that “[i]f the [death] penalty for apostasy was ignored, there would not be an Islam today; Islam would have ended on the death of the prophet.”
While this approach may be temporarily good for Israel (and all infidel states), in the long run, a fully functioning and unified caliphate with “reformed” Muslims next door is not a pretty picture. After all, the Islamic State is not exonerating the infidel, but rather saying his turn will come once the caliphate is capable of an all-out assault. At best, it’s a temporary reprieve.
The Muslim–moonbat alliance’s response is reported with fawning approval by the San Francisco Comical
But it’s not funny how often leftist moonbats are found in the company of terrorists.
Moonbats fit right in with murdering muslims … almost as good a fit as with their communist comrades
If ANSWERcoalition.org looks familiar, you could be thinking of all the anti-war rallies staged by this group right up until Obama took power and became responsible for the wars. With leftists, to use their own words, “the issue is never the issue.” For ANSWER, the issue is not war; it is Marxism. It is an openly Stalinist organization.
Who is this Revcom.us? What a coincidence: more commies. Its website bills itself as “The voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.”
Maybe they are just naive fools who don’t realize that Palestine = Hamas in the context of the current conflict. If so, they must protest with their eyes closed
Communist governments killed over 100 million of their own people in the course of the 20th century. You can’t expect communists to be squeamish about the hundreds of innocents killed by Hamas terrorists.
Raw evil will always find noisy support in San Francisco, thanks to the area’s infestation with progressives.
Any group, organization, entity or nation that clearly defines itself as anti-American can count on the support of leftist American moonbats. Without exception.
The flood of illegal immigrant children, piling up like human debris on the US border, won’t stop until conservatives learn about the obscure Obama administration policy that’s deliberately driving it and reverse it.
The price these children pay for Obama’s policy is often horrific.
“Officials at Lackland Air Force Base told us that one-third of young girls that come across – and they were just like little babies; 10, 11, 14 years of age. That about one third of them get raped and/or abused on the way here,” CBS reports.
Some come with parents who use them as a guarantee of safe passage. But thousands more are dumped at the border when they are no longer needed – or worse, in the case of the 11-year-old recently found dead on the Texas side of the border. It’s why tens of thousands of unattended children are suddenly turning up there. Or, they are sent for by relatives here looking to use them as a shield against deportation.
When the directive was issued, the Obama administration sold it as a protection for illegal immigrant families, whose children might be left hiding in the shadows alone if mom or dad were scooped up and deported.
That sounds compassionate, but there’s proof the Obama administration deliberately designed the policy to cause the flood of children ….
The real issue when it comes to immigration is not simply what particular immigration policy America should have, but whether America can have any immigration policy at all.
A country that does not control its own borders does not have any immigration policy. There may be laws on the books, but such laws are just meaningless words if people from other countries can cross the borders whenever they choose.
When politicians around the world tell the story of global warming, they cast it as humanity’s greatest challenge. But they also promise that it is a challenge that they can meet at low cost, while improving the world in countless other ways. We now know that is nonsense.
Climate change has been portrayed as a huge catastrophe costing as much as 20% of world GDP, though brave politicians could counter it at a cost of just 1% of GDP. The reality is just the opposite …
We live in a world where one in six deaths are caused by easily curable infectious diseases; one in eight deaths stem from air pollution, mostly from cooking indoors with dung and twigs; and billions of people live in abject poverty, with no electricity and little food. We ought never to have entertained the notion that the world’s greatest challenge could be to reduce temperature rises in our generation by a fraction of a degree.
“I think it detracts from the real problems of Ohio that need to be solved, that are being denied their constitutional rights because of who they are, or who the love. And that’s what we really need to work on and this is just kind of a distraction,”
Because they wouldn’t want anyone to go a full five minutes without some sorta homo/muslim/mexican/communist/warmal-cooling/Obamabot propaganda pounded into their skulls. Nope, don’t want no distraction.
“It doesn’t offend me personally …. But I can think of people it would offend.”
Of course they’re offended. Mission accomplished.
Offend them some more.
Never pass up an opportunity to offend.
I used ‘*’ in phrase “annual d*ck s*cking contests” above – only because I don’t want to deal with the flood of p*rn spam that would roll in if I used the real words.
Not because I don’t want to use wirdy dords or because I don’t want to insult somebody’s sensitivities. On the contrary, your sensitivities need to be insulted. If you can’t handle the use of the words, then you certainly are not ready to handle the evil they represent.
He asserts that the Rule of Law’s primacy in the Anglo-American sphere is the basis for the freedom and prosperity that led these two nations [U.K. and U.S.] to dominate the world, seriatim, for centuries. More than asserting that, he made his case supporting this assertion.
The Magna Carta is the first writing ever that holds that there are abstract legal principles inherent in the individual that transcend even the king himself. Even when one remembers that these inherent principles were written so as to apply only to a very small band of high lords, this was still the moment that led directly to America’s Bill of Rights. That document too states that there are inherent legal principles that protect against their government, the difference being that those rights extend to all people, not just the privileged few.
I looked it up so you don’t have to, not that I never heard the word before with no clue what it meant. Ain’t that nice of me?
“This … is the president who didn’t address the country for three days after the attempted bombing of an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, who gave a “shout-out” to an audience member moments before his first comments on the Fort Hood shooting, and who attended a campaign rally on September 12, 2012, when most Americans awoke to the news of the murder of four Americans in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.”
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has introduced his sweeping legislation to the city that will include strict new limits on gun purchases and require all guns sales to be reported.
Except for purchases and sales of guns from and to criminals who don’t give a rat’s patooty what’s legal or not.
… the law would require gun sales and transfers between private citizens, as well as loss of theft of a gun, be reported to police
Gang-bangers, drug dealers, robbers, rapists and yer run-of-the-mill-killers-for-the-helluvit, are not expected to report. Or are they? I say that with the assumption that the Cleveland idiot that calls himself mayor is in possession of some small singularity of perception, awareness or intelligence.
Come on, Cleveland, think!
A certain percentage of your population has already proven they don’t give a shit what your laws say. Therefore, they’re not going to tell you when they buy or sell a gun – and they’re not going to think twice about whether or not they should buy or sell (or use) a gun just because of one of many laws they violate on a daily basis.
So all you’re doing, Cleveland, is forcing your law-abiding citizens to make a choice between lawlessness or death at the hands of the lawless.
I know. I didn’t just say something new and surprising. It’s very old wisdom, been said a million friggin’ times. Yet, leftist boneheads still don’t get it.
You know what Forrest’s mom said.
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At Special Operations Speaks, this isn’t a political game to us — and we certainly don’t bargain and maneuver with the lives of American citizens. We are purely interested in seeing justice served for the Benghazi four victims and their families. We want to see everyone responsible for this outrage held accountable.If President Obama refuses to cooperate, impeachment. If Secretary of State John Kerry continues snubbing his nose at the investigation, as he has already done by flat out refusing to comply with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoena, he must go. If anyone, regardless of wealth, power or position stands in the way of justice for the Benghazi Four SOS will use every resource available to push for their removal.
Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as “generous and broad” as he can to “stop the deportation of our people each and every day.”
… called for visas to be issued to illegal immigrants in the United States and again pressed Obama to “expand” his grants of amnesty.
deportation of our people.
No Illinois citizens are being deported. No Americans are being deported. Hispanics aren’t the only race of [ILLEGALS] being deported. So, who exactly is ‘our people’? Well, there’s two things that ‘our people’ have in common: 1- they’re not Americans 2- they’re in America illegally, having broken law to be here.
I reckon that means that everybody that voted for Gutierrez identifies themselves as illegal non-Americans or simply stupid.
The border is completely safe. So say President Barack Obama, Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senator Harry Reid and others who support the wave of illegal immigrants entering the United States.
… with Mexican drug cartels opening fire on U.S. law enforcement agents and in many cases shooting at private American citizens, the events unfolding on the border are nothing short of an armed invasion.
President Obama recently claimed that the border was more secure today than at any time in the last twenty years.
U.S. border patrol agents taking fire from high powered military rifles would probably disagree.
And since the president, who swore oath to uphold the Constitution [that obligates him to secure and protect our borders], does absolutely nothing – the logical assumption is “his people” are not Americans.
From Berkeley to Boston and from Paris to Sydney, the season is upon us again. Hipsters twirl Keffiyahs from some Shanghai factory around their necks, don army surplus jackets and Decembrist t-shirts and head to the nearest Israeli embassy to scream about a new Holocaust.
“Along US/Canada border for few days, not single border patrol agent. Why aren’t conservatives complaining about border security here? Hmm,” she tweeted, in what was clearly an effort to foment hate against conservatives.
Several people, falling just short of drawing Kohn a picture with crayons, informed her that unlike the southern border, there is no influx of illegals streaming across the border with Canada.
And because Canadians have not advocated for decades that all our northern states belong to them.
And because Canadians don’t use their children like grappling hooks to climb over our borders.
And because Canadians aren’t typically infested with diseases.
And because Canadians, when they do immigrate here do so legally.
And because Canadians, when they immigrate have no expectations of welfare.
Furthermore, Sally Moonbat, when your party gets its so-richly-deserved ass whipping in 2016 and once again all the lefties whine and threaten to leave America for ever …. we don’t want any border issues to impede your exodus.
Not likely to vote Dhimmicrat? so screw you …
I reckon these guys haven’t heard the news that if they don’t mind shipping their children to foreign countries, unattended and at the mercy of God knows who or what, then they wouldn’t need no friggin’ visa nor invitation.
The moral claims advanced by generations of black leaders — claims that eventually touched the conscience of the nation and turned the tide toward civil rights for all — have now been cheapened by today’s generation of black “leaders,” who act as if it is all just a matter of whose ox is gored.
Is this what so many Americans, both black and white, struggled for over the decades and generations? To try to put the curse of racism behind us — only to reach a point where retrogression in race relations now seems at least equally likely as progress?
The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders. Such leaders have too many incentives to promote polarizing attitudes and actions that are counterproductive for minorities and disastrous for the country.
Incredibly, Krystal ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2010 and managed to lose. She ought to try again. The country is ready for her now, the last barriers to grotesquely inappropriate candidates having been swept away by Obama’s reelection.
I KNOW! I can’t believe it either!!! Imagine thinking that you should have to pay for stuff like your Obama-phone, or your lobster tails! When there’s so much inequality in this country. That’s so, so…Republican. Because “millionaire denialism” only works for “dead broke” Democrats.
Earlier this year, a 27-year-old medical professional named Shaneen Allen drove peacefully out of her home state of Pennsylvania and into neighboring New Jersey. Today, she faces the prospect of three years in prison.
When she crossed the state line, Allen was carrying a concealed weapon.
… students will typically find politically correct statements in their books or hear them from their teachers to the effect that in the beginning women could not vote, the slaves had no rights, and “liberties still had to be won.” These disclaimers are intended to dilute the students’ patriotism; our founding was just another event on the world stage. It had plusses and minuses like all of history, and nothing exceptional occurred.
James Cole, deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, testified Thursday that the DOJ heard about the destruction of IRS officials’ emails in the news, even though DOJ has formally been investigating the IRS for more than a year.
“I think we learned about it after that, from press accounts,” …
The above excerpt consists of one and half sentences, and that’s all we really need. The United States Department of Justice said it was unaware of a major coverup by a United States Federal Agency during the Department of Justice’s investigation of that agency’s major breach of Congressional law – not to mention serious Constitutional breach.
This administration’s reliance on the excuse of ‘heard in on the news’ should be a stand-alone indictment of it’s negligence – especially considering the ‘news media’ will only report this administration’s malfeasance after practically everyone in the country already knows all the details by heart.
So, this administration is willing to have us believe they are totally inept, stupid and lazy rather than have us know the truth that they are derelict, conspiring tyrants.
I reckon because we’re not likely to hang somebody just for being inept, stupid and lazy.
This morning, ABC News reported on a government memo it obtained admitting there has been a breakdown in medical treatment of minors crossing the border and that, as we whacko wingnuts already knew, the feds have been putting sick kids on planes, trains and buses, and shipping them off to unsuspecting communities across the nation.
“We’ve heard about how before they leave Central America, some of these kids’ parents actually will give them birth control in case they’re raped along the way.”
Sen. Dick Durbin added that he knew of girls as young as 3 who had been raped by cartel members during their journey north.
So, what will happen when these Central-American kids’ parents start showing up at the border to claim their parental rights and join their beloved children as newly christened citizens?
And you know they will. If you’ve got a fraction of the intelligence bestowed on a rock, you know they’re coming. And you know they will be welcomed by the open-border Leftists and great effort and expenditure will ensue to rejoin these delinquent parents with their abandoned kids.
The media will follow along and we’ll all boo-hoo with big tears of joy as families are reunited. Not a single reporter nor dhimmicrat politician do I expect to hear say “Wait a ding-dang-diddly minnit here …”
I think that is the plan, has been the plan all along. Because it just takes too long to dilute the voting population with highly sympathetic transplants by waiting for the adults to swim across and drop ‘Dreamer’ anchors. It’s quicker to have them ship their anchors across the border – by the thousands – declare them all citizens and then start importing the voting-aged parents.
But what happens if an American born-and-bred citizen placed their pre-teen daughter on the shoulder of a highway with a pocket-full of condoms to hitch-hike their way across the USA? Charges of child abuse? or child endangerment? neglect?
And what would be the repercussions? Loss of custody? Jail?
“Do you know what actions the president will be taking?” a surprised Diaz-Balart asked. “I mean, the president has said to me in the past, he has said — and I’m quoting the president in the three last interviews we had — he said, ‘I’m not a king, I’m a president. There are only a few things I can do unilaterally.’”
Why does this president have to continuously remind people that he is not a king?
Why would Hamas insist on continuing the fight when it is faring so poorly? The only plausible answer is stomach-turning: The Islamic movement calculates that it can win the concessions it has yet to obtain from Israel and Egypt not by striking Israel but by perpetuating the killing of its own people in Israeli counterattacks. More than 200 people, including a number of children, have already died in Gaza; Hamas probably calculates that more deaths will prompt Western governments to pressure Israel to grant Hamas’s demands.
Here’s the difference between us,” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on Fox News Sunday. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”
It’s a classic talking point. It’s also objectively true, and that truth is very frustrating for Israel’s critics.
It’s just a hunch, but if the Israelis wanted to wipe out as many Palestinians as possible, never mind commit genocide, they probably wouldn’t issue warnings to Gazans (by phone and leaflet) to get out of harm’s way. Nor would Israel continue to allow hundreds of trucks of food and medical aid to enter Gaza even as hundreds of rockets leave Gaza.
And if Hamas were chiefly concerned with protecting Palestinian lives, it would not implore Gazans to stay in their homes — serving as human shields and inflating the body count as a propaganda prop to increase international pressure on Israel.
Here’s a Pali ass that escaped a well-deserved kickin’.
“The worst thing I saw, which I think will haunt me all my life, is a baby that was sitting in a stroller outside a shop and was dead,”
When Israelis accidentally kill Muslim children during a war, the country is traumatized. When Muslims kill Jewish children, they celebrate, like the passengers who applauded every time they heard another report of murdered Jewish children come in over the radio.
For Hamas, as for Al Qaeda and BokoHaram and countless other Islamic terrorist groups, dead children are a source of pride. They fill their own children up with a culture of death and they celebrate when the children of non-Muslims are murdered by their children.
A death cult rules over Gaza. It wants the death of children on both sides and it is responsible for the deaths of children on both sides.
One of the classic signs of serious mental illness is “inappropriate affect.” In this context, “affect” is the emotional face we present to the world. To the extent that a narcissist’s only emotional fixed point is his own need, most of a narcissists affects are actually faked, but that doesn’t mean they’re inappropriate.
… rational people must look at Obama’s misplaced jocularity and think to themselves “There’s something very wrong happening there.”
… when the president of what still is, just barely, the most powerful nation in the world begins to behave abnormally in public, people have to start worrying. Whether our president is under the influence, crazy, ill, or just power mad, we Americans are suddenly finding ourselves in exactly the same position as Europeans of old who suffered through the madness brought about by hereditary monarchs in the grip of megalomanias that resulted from everything from inbreeding, to syphilis, to the mental corruption of absolute power.
This is equivalent to advising people to take Advil before smashing their fingers with a hammer. More constructive advice would be along the lines of: If you do not want to contract the horrific, lethal diseases associated with homosexual depravity, then don’t engage in it. But that message would run contrary to The Agenda.
Energy is the master resource. Without it, we return to a Stone Age existence. Life in its absence is nasty, brutish and short.
Is that where the radical Greens, one of the most influential political forces in America today, would take us?
In other words, America’s future may not be a chaotic world of climate change, but a pre-modern one without the luxuries afforded by plentiful energy.
There is a reliable, green, economical alternative: natural gas. It’s become cheap and abundant due to new smart drilling technologies. But the environmentalists are busy devising strategies to shut down natural gas as an energy source as well, raising unsupported objections to fracking, one of the methods used to extract it. The Sierra Club says we have to move “beyond natural gas,” even though natural gas is reducing carbon emissions.
Last summer our suburban home in northern Virginia lost power for two days during a storm. No lights, no computers, no air conditioning, no TV, no iPods or iPhones. To my three sons, this was like hell on earth. How did people live without electricity? They wondered. Very poorly, I told them.
I wonder how many young people will be so excited about “green energy” when such outages are commonplace and they come to the realization that life without those “dirty” sources of power won’t be so wonderful.
We don’t need apes to destroy our planet. The green humans seems to be doing a fine job of it all on their own.
The Democrats want to run on empathy for the common man suffering under a bad economy, but their candidate is a living reminder of why he’s suffering. The Clintons are part of an elite that profits from direct political access to the upper tier of the political and financial infrastructure of the country. Their enormous wealth makes a mockery of public service and non-profits. Their power and privilege reminds everyone that liberalism is a much bigger welfare state for those on top than those on the bottom.
That’s the dirty secret that strikes at the heart of the liberal power structure. And the Clintons are parading it all over town.
… armies aren’t there to win wars, but to be moral. And the truly moral army never fights a war. When it must fight a war, then it fights it as proportionately as possible, slowing down when it’s winning so that the enemy has a chance to catch up and inflict a completely proportional number of casualties on them.
The world was deeply moved when Arafat waddled up to the UN podium, with his gun, wearing a mismatched cotton rag on his head that would decades hence become the modish apparel of every third hipster standing in line with a can of 20 dollar fair trade Lima beans at Whole Foods, because his commitment to killing people in a failed cause that even he didn’t believe in exchange for money from his backers in the Muslim world showed his deep commitment to the moral high ground.
” Hidden in the midst of a 436-page regulatory update, and written in pure bureaucratese, the Department of Health and Human Services asked that insurance companies limit the looming premium increases for 2015 health plans. But don’t worry, HHS hinted: we’ll bail you out on the taxpayer’s dime if you lose money. No wonder there wasn’t a press release.
“typically, insurance companies release their premium rates between summer and early fall—i.e., right before voters cast their ballots in November. If premiums skyrocket—which looks increasingly likely—then voters won’t look too kindly on Senators and Representatives who voted for Obamacare and created this problem.
Remember Peggy Joseph, a.k.a. Peggy the Moocher, who enthused over Obama back in 2008 because she thought he would force other people to pay her personal expenses?
Oh yea, I remember her and the thousands perhaps millions of gullible Obamabots that actually believed that (THHO)Obama was going to pay their mortgage for them, going to keep their cars filled with gas for them … believed and wanted (THHO)Daddy-O to take care of them. They were the very people that said I was a racist when I told them it was a load of horse shit – that it was pure socialist pap.
She explained that her comments to a reporter in 2008 were a result of being caught up in the emotion of an Obama campaign rally, and she didn’t think for herself.
So now she’s smart? Now she knows better and can be trusted to not vote for the next commie bastard the Dhimmicrat party leads onto stage?
Sorry Peggy, I believe you realize now that you were stupid then but I can’t trust you to not be stupid again. You’ve demonstrated your gullibility and how easy it is to make you believe a lie.
And when I say Peggy, I’m talking to all of you dumbasses that voted for the (THHO)Omessiah – black and white.
Stupid has no color.
And when I say “me” and “I”, I presume to speak for the millions of Americans who knew before the 2008 election who and what (THHO)Obama was and is – who knew and predicted with startling accuracy the transgressions he has piled up since then. We knew then what Peggy claims to know now. We were branded haters and racists for trying to warn the Peggies.
We deserve an apology, Peggy. And we’ve earned the credibility of being listened to when we next try to warn you about the Hillaries and Liz Warrens.
“We are not surprised in the least to see the Obama administration imitate the smugglers,” … “This is how smuggling operations work, this is what the smuggler-in-chief wants — secret planes and secret buses full of illegal immigrants.”
… the good news is that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice – that would be the same Department of Justice that supplies guns to Mexican drug gangs, and monitors the phone calls and emails of US journalists, and declines to investigate the IRS’ obstruction of justice, and prosecutes states that seek to verify the immigration status of people within their borders, etc, etc – Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has dispatched a crack team of agents to Nebraska to investigate said act of lèse-majesté toward King Barack
Regardless of what is done about the BATFE’s problems, it’s interesting to look at this supposed resource shortfall through the lens of the “Project Gunwalker” (more officially known as “Operation Fast and Furious”) atrocity, in which the BATFE deliberately facilitated the trafficking of rifles to brutally violent Mexican drug syndicates. Wait a second–you mean that despite (supposedly) not having the resources to investigate “improper” gun sales already happening, the BATFE deliberately pushed more so-called “assault weapons,” to people they knew were violent criminals?
The 20th century job description of the United Nations was “to maintain international peace and security” based on “the sovereign equality of all its members,” and to do “nothing [to] impair the inherent right of self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a member of the UN.”
But the UN of the 21st century has an exception clause. Every time Israel is attacked, not only does the UN fail to maintain peace and security – it attempts to gut Israel’s inherent right of self-defense.
…homicide rates in Central America suggest violence is likely not the primary cause of the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors
… belief among the illegal immigrants that they would receive permisos and be allowed to stay was the driving factor in their choices to come to the United States and that the crisis will continue until ‘misperceptions’ about U.S. immigration benefits were no longer prevalent . The report also states that the migrants cited Univision and other other outlets as having shaped their views on U.S. immigration policy.
Under Arizona state law, it is a felony to introduce disease into the state … The attorney general of Arizona has documented the illegal act of the federal government for the transport of illegal aliens into their state … The federal government has publicly acknowledged that there are outbreaks of pneumonia and swine flu outbreaks among illegal children in California
The Obama administration has pursued a policy of reckless endangerment by allowing tens of thousands of illegal aliens to enter the United States in direct violation of our sovereign immigration laws. It has been documented by the federal government that swine flu and pneumonia outbreaks have been a result of this policy. Tuberculosis , hand-foot-and-mouth disease, Chagas disease and chicken pox have been verified by US border patrol agents.
Since these policies have put the health of the entire population of the United States at risk by distributing these children across the country without any medical evaluations or security, I petition the government to arrest the president for recklessly endangering the people of the United States by the introduction of communicable diseases which could lead to several pandemics.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies.
Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border.
Not even the Mohamed Atta et al. found it so easy to get into our country and onto our planes.
America in effect has no federal government, as the essential duties that justify the existence of the federal government are being ignored by an incompetent, irresponsible, and arguably treasonous administration. It is only a matter of time until our external enemies take full advantage.
When the next 9/11 happens, thank Obama voters.
And when that time comes, if you need some suggestions on how to thank them … I’ll have some.
Is it Islamophobia? Do you even have to ask? Everything is Islamophobia.
A Muslim student with a Muslim father and Latino mother is suing the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) for not giving her a scholarship even though she was a mediocre student and was accused of faking a letter of recommendation.
The reason Bergdahl was not classified as a POW long ago is that it is beyond dispute that he deserted. The only question is whether he was captured by the Taliban, or as appears much more likely, deliberately sought it out so as to defect to the enemy for ideological reasons that he made clear in his writings.
… There is a reason that people like Bowe Bergdahl have been promptly executed in every functioning army that ever existed. It isn’t that he richly deserves it — although he certainly does. It is that the morale of the entire military depends on it.
Even Democrats are starting to tire of their president sounding less like a leader than a kindergartener—whiny (“They don’t do anything except block me and call me names”); petulant (“So sue me”); and self-absorbed (“I … me … my”).
… the odds are greater that you will win the Florida Lottery 342 times than having those seven IRS hard drives crashing in the same month.
And the odds of some democrats telling the truth are even higher.
The goal of the administration is for the local and state governments to demand federal dollars, but with federal dollars comes federal control. The ultimate aim of Obamacare wasn’t to work or function, it was to fail, thus driving America to a single-payer system. Unless one understand everything this administration does within the framework of Cloward-Piven, you cannot understand them at all.
The corollary to the urbanized collective, the redistribution of wealth, and the single payer health system, is a heavy policing presence, whether regulatory thugs inside the beltway, uniformed thugs who enforce the laws, or militarized SWAT teams who kick doors down. Or in other words, heavy policing is the corollary for the problems that modern society chooses to create for itself. The problems themselves are not a necessary product or outcome; rather, we have chosen the problems, and an overbearing, statist police presence is the intended outcome, while the problems are the catalyst.
… try to forget about what leftists do when some idiot like the American Voter gives them power. Instead, hearken back to the good old days when they filled the role they were born for: our nation’s clowns.
They are either unaware of what happens when government has all the power over the citizenry, or are simply in favor of what results, imagining that they will be a part of such a government, and therefore immune from those abuses.
It seems that democides are not often attempted against significantly armed populations. Citizen disarmament, invariably carried out in the name of “public safety” through “common sense” gun control policy, is a necessary prerequisite to democide. It is the disarmed masses who can be sent to concentration camps, and gulags by government forces that are numerically smaller the populations they desire exterminate to exterminate. It is the disarmed that can be sent on death marches into the desert, or slaughtered village by village.
In the 20th century alone, governments murdered 262 million disarmed citizens.
Operation Choke Point, so dubbed by Department of Justice officials under Attorney General Eric Holder, seeks to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration considers objectionable.
… House Republicans already have passed legislation prohibiting funding for Operation Choke Point. This week, the Justice Department initiative comes under further scrutiny in three House settings
… “When the federal government maintains the discretion to decide which bank gets rescued and which does not, it should be clear that banks in practice have little choice but to cooperate,”
Bridenstine pointed out that the illegals within the US are in many cases the ones paying coyotes to bring these unaccompanied minors across the border. But in some cases where the coyotes aren’t paid or the wrong one is paid, these children can be subject to forced labor, prostitution, or even sold into the slave trade.
He also mentioned mass graves in northern Mexico where some have been killed.
Bridenstine said he learned that many of these minors are being released in the US to other illegals and not to American citizens.
Gilberto, age 15, died a pawn in the Obama regime’s pursuit of his party’s comprehensive progressive agenda that aims to open the southern U.S. border to an unhindered influx of future Democrat voters.
#12 The Obama administration has sued individual states such as Arizona that have tried to crack down on illegal immigration.
One of the very few things that the federal government is actually required to do by the U.S. Constitution is to defend our borders, and unfortunately the Obama administration has willingly chosen to leave our borders completely wide open. In fact, you can go down to the Texas border right now and watch illegal immigrants hop right across the Rio Grande.
Sadly, in politically correct America you can’t even talk about the problem of illegal immigration these days without being labeled as a “racist”.
IRS union-member employees financed anti-Tea Party candidates, while in their official positions blocked, audited, or intimidated Tea Party and conservative groups and were urged to do so in letters from Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tom Udall (D-NM), Al Franken (D-MN), Max Baucus(D-MT, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee which oversees the IRS), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Carl Levin (D-MI), as well as Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).
And all of it, apparently, was at least condoned if not directed from the White House.
Not only is the Obama administration secretly flying convoys of illegals around the country, but they’ve officially been caught lying about it.
… After weeks of denying an increase in flights to the Bay State, federal immigration officials finally admitted this weekend that four planes filled with detainees captured at the southern border have been flown to Hanscom and Logan International Airport since April as part of a “large-scale nationwide response” to the crisis
How can this possibly be legal?
Answer: it isn’t.
Legality is no longer an issue when considering actions of this administration – actually, as far as (THHO)Obama and company are concerned, legality never has been an issue.
… we don’t live in a perfect world. What we got in 2001 instead of immediate action to curb Islam’s territorial aggression was thirteen years of hogwash, emanating from people of good will and ignorance … from Leftists who see in Islam a temporary ally to destabilize the West; and from Islamists themselves, who realized that they had a lot of useful idiots at their disposal. Rather than confronting Islamism head-on, those who have recognized its trajectory have been demonized, ridiculed, and marginalized.
… barring limited engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan (rules of engagement, COIN, etc.), we’ve spend the last thirteen years apologizing to Muslims; yielding to their increasingly outrageous demands; welcoming them into our countries and institutions; and handing them the levers of power wherever we could.
So, how does that translate to ‘surprising support for Israel’? Click and Read.
… the majority of the pictures on social media using the hashtags #GazaUnderAttack and #GazaUnderFire are from previous events. The pro-Palestine people have continued in this practice of attaching images of dead children and women, mostly from the Syrian civil war, and asserting that the pictures were taken in Gaza this week.
The assumption is that the Hamas-run strip is too poor to afford building shelters and safe rooms for its civilians, a point that adds to the impression that the Palestinians are helpless victims who deserve the sympathy if not the help of the world in fending off Israel’s assault on Hamas’s arsenal.
Seventy thousand Gazans from Khan Younis and Deir el-Balah were in the dark Sunday night after a Hamas rocket hit the power line that supplies electricity to those places. It’s not clear when Israel Electric Company workers will be able to repair the system, but they are apparently in no rush to do so.
Oh? Didn’t know that the Palis get most of their electricity from Israel?
Gee, then that means if Israel was the nation of evil ogres (as portrayed) they would have cut the juice long ago.
I would have. Wouldn’t you?
Imagine standing in your yard, sighting down a power cord from your power panel to your neighbor’s house. Then imagine that neighbor throwing a couple dozen molotovs into your yard every day – having already kidnapped your children and thrown their bodies back over the fence – oh yea, that power cord would be in thousands of pieces.
… Or not. I might need the light to track their asses down and administer some lead poisoning. But I’m not as tolerant as Israelis – obviously.
The Palestinian Authority currently owes the Israel Electric Company NIS 1.5 billion ($525 million) in unpaid bills for electricity. An examination of that debt by business daily Globes shows that the relative amount owed by Gaza was NIS 220 million ($62 million).
Living with terrorism was a viable choice in the 80s. It stopped being a viable choice after Israel allowed terrorist states to be set up under the peace process. It’s one thing to manage terrorism in territories that you control. It’s another thing to deal with entire terrorist states inside your borders. Even physical separation isn’t enough. Not when terrorist groups can shell all your major cities.
… Israeli Prime Minister Rabin deported 400 Hamas terrorists … the international community decided that the peace of the world was threatened by deporting Hamas terrorists. The media spent months covering the “suffering” of the deported Hamas terrorists. The United States voted for a UN resolution condemning Israel and ordering it to “insure the safe and immediate return of all those deported.”
Lemme Summit Furya
You wanna know why Palestinians, sorry, I meant Hamas, no try Arabs … ah hell, Muslims … You wanna know why muslims continue to terrorize the entire world?
What on earth does Eric Holder know about our “founding ideals”?
This is a man who refuses to prosecute open and shut cases of voter intimidation. This is a man who prosecutes every state that makes an effort to keep elections closed to fraudulent voters. This is a man who oversaw a gunrunning program that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in the US and Mexico. This is a man who leans on banks to choke out legal businesses that he doesn’t like for political reasons. This is a man who attempts to prosecute people for fictitious crimes. This is a man who oversaw the entrapment of mentally disabled people. This is a man whose department colluded with the IRS to target their political opposition. This is a man who thinks it’s fine to drone American citizens without due process. This is a man who thinks he doesn’t need a warrant to tap your phone. This is a man who stood up and lied to Congress. This is a man who refuses to prosecute child pornographers in his own department. This is a man who sues businesses who run background checks on their potential employees.
I don’t criticize him because of the color of his skin. I criticize him because of the despicable content of his character.
… The relationship between the government and the media is like a marriage; it is a dysfunctional marriage to be sure, but we stay together for the kids.
We have mediocre, control-freak bureaucrats in the mainstream media and government who see themselves as our parents … These people must be peacefully removed from all positions of power as soon as possible.
… there are those in the citizenry who think that guns aren’t the answer to an impending failure of civility that might occur when up to 600 police officers are thrown off the job.
Perhaps the peace-loving women of Moms Demand Action can organize a “stroller jam” to stop violent narcotics gangs, flesh-eating bath salt zombies, and criminal aliens who seem to have a “thing” for pedophilia…
The next time you hear politicians denounce Barack Obama as a lawless, imperial president with a scandal-riddled administration, ask them what they’re going to do about it. Their gnashing of teeth over Obama’s self-granted omnipotence is repetitive.
…“high crimes and misdemeanors” are not necessarily ordinary criminal offenses. Our Framers used the term to signify a dereliction of duty, and the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution.
Without notifying Congress as required by law, he set free terrorist prisoners at a time of war when they can return to the battlefield to kill our troops.
In violation of our Constitution, he regularly ignores court orders, changes laws by executive fiat, and refuses to enforce laws he doesn’t like, including our immigration laws.
When Congress declined to pass amnesty for illegal immigrants’ offspring, he unilaterally enacted his own version of it, which created the current crisis on our border as illegal youth pour into our country to receive what he illegally promised them.
He committed fraud on the American people when he promised that if we liked our health care plan we could keep it.
He got us into a war in Libya without Congressional approval. When our ambassador begged for security at the consulate in Benghazi, he was ignored and then murdered when the consulate was attacked as predicted. Americans were left behind to die, as the president did nothing to rescue our people there. Afterwards, he helped spread the lie that a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video was to blame for this highly organized, premeditated terrorist attack.
Obama’s IRS targeted his political opponents for harassment. Then the agency lied to and stonewalled Congress and likely destroyed subpoenaed evidence, while Obama falsely declared there’s no corruption there, not even a smidgen.
From the VA scandal to his unconstitutional recess appointments, to his DOJ wiretapping reporters and giving guns to Mexican drug cartels, to violating religious freedom exercised by businesses and ignoring in-house illegal fundraising ….
Impeachment requires moral courage to advance what is right, and it requires political will …
Well Crap! She really had me going there for a minute. I was right there going “yea buddy” till she got to that part about political will and moral courage.
Cause she’s talking about Congress and outside a precious few individuals that the Left refers to as ‘baggers’ there is no moral courage on either side of the isle. And there is certainly no political will in the GOP unless you count when they’re tearing into their base with gritted teeth.
But this is Sarah talking. So let her finish.
Some argue we should wait for midterm elections and hope a big victory by Republicans in both Houses of Congress will rein in Obama.
Been there, done that in 2010. If Congress refuses to use the power the Constitution gives it, Barack Obama will continue to rule however he wants.
We live in an America where the NSA spies on our communications, the IRS targets us because of our political beliefs, the border is overrun by foreign nationals, terrorist leaders are released to the battlefield, our health care is taken from us and we’re forced to buy a plan we don’t want and can’t afford, Catholic nuns are targeted by the government simply because they adhere to their Catholic faith, the Justice Department arms Mexican drug lords, and the president keeps a “kill list” of people he’s authorized to be executed on sight.
If you’re comfortable with all that, then by all means sit back and hope for the best. Those concerned about America want change. That comes with healing the injuries done to society by an unchecked president; that starts with impeachment.
I’ve avoided reading about this for going on a week. I think it’s because I knew how hopeless it would make me feel. I wasn’t ready, emotionally, to examine even more evidence of the utter stupidity of the American Leftist voter.
I didn’t want to look at the proof that the people who were gullible enough to buy Hope n’ Change are still just that stupid six years later.
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” … And if there is no serious crisis available, manufacture one.
an influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing America’s southern border … an act of Obama.
Obama created this situation, and he certainly knows how to exploit it. Obama wants to campaign based on the suffering of these children. He wants to push for higher taxes based on their unequal economic status. He wants their eventual votes for the left. He wants the federal government to punish American citizens tired of watching their government abandon them.
Four years ago, the Obama Justice Department sued the state of Arizona for daring to enforce federal immigration law, and sanctuary cities across the country remained unscathed. Two years ago, Obama declared that all illegal immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who had not committed criminal felonies — the so-called Dreamers — would remain in the country. This week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Arizona would have to hand out driver’s licenses to the Dreamers, and the city of Los Angeles announced it would no longer cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in holding requested illegals for 48 hours after their jail terms expired.
Now he has his crisis. And he’ll exploit it for everything it’s worth, no matter how much blood is spilled in the deserts of Mexico or the streets of Murrieta.
You didn’t think a vast army of dirt-poor, illiterate, disease-ridden children from the fetid jungles of Central America traveled over 1,000 miles to our undefended border on their own, did you?
The most likely explanation is that Mexico has been bribed with our money to participate in the invasion, as part of Obama’s campaign to “fundamentally transform” America into a different country populated by different people.
Why would the government of a “free” nation want to discourage photography of anything, much less something they themselves refer to as ”crisis”? Why would border patrol agents be told not to talk to the media about what is happening on the border? Why would a Democratic representative get an angry phone call from the White House after mentioning the border situation in a negative light?
Now, it’s obvious why anyone, especially a politician, wouldn’t want to be associated with a bad situation. But why would he not want the specifics of the situation to get out? After all, it’s not his fault, is it?
In short, yes …
we don’t know if the Obama administration explicitly planned the crisis or simply allowed it, but we do know that someone in the administration knew that it was coming; they planned for it, and you can be sure that they are happy about it. Why? Again, the answer is simple. This is how Obama has always governed: He creates a crisis, whether legitimate or not, and demands massive government programs to fix it. It’s the Cloward-Piven strategy at work on the border.
“The University of Queensland in Australia is taking legal action to block the release of data used by one of its scientists to come up with the oft-quoted statistic that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that mankind is causing global warming,”…
… there is scarcely any explicit support among scientists for the consensus that the IPCC, politicians, bureaucrats, academics and the media have so long and so falsely proclaimed
Rialto Unified School District administrators, besieged by criticism after the assignment became public in May, claimed at the time that none of the students who completed the assignment questioned or denied the Holocaust, but a survey of the students’ work by this news organization found numerous examples of students expressing doubt or flatly denying that the Holocaust occurred.
Consider this selection from the 8th graders’ conclusions:
“Based on the evidence from the source, it looks like the Holocaust was political propaganda.”
“There was no evidence or prove that there were gas chambers, and another reason was that Anne Frank diary was not real, it was a hoax.”
“Holocaust is a propaganda tool so Israel can make money for Jews.”
“A profitable hoax made by the Jews to obtain land, money, and power.”
“The Jews may have invented the story of the Holocaust for political or financial gain.”
The EPA is now claiming the authority to bypass courts and, on its own, garnish the paychecks and attach the assets of those it accuses of violating its rules. And, as with the IRS, its hard drives also crash.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s insatiable lust for power has now gone beyond being the pen and the phone for President Obama’s climate change, bypassing both the Constitution and the Congress in enacting rules and regulations that the American people and their representatives did not enact or even support.
In the video the two girls are seen wearing traditional shalwar kameez trouser suits and green and purple headscarves.
Around them are two younger children they run after while directly outside their home in Chilas.
One girl momentarily breaks from their dance to flash a smile at the camera.
Women and men dancing is a strict violation of Sharia law with about a thousand “honor killings” taking place in Pakistan annually to amend acts like this
One of the more cynical left wing talking points is that Israel was responsible for Hamas. Looking back to when the current Hamas leadership were sitting outside their Red Cross tents in Lebanon and the left was pounding on Israel’s door, demanding that they be let back in– it is all too clear who was and is responsible for Hamas.
The people who saved Hamas then are responsible for it today. The media and the diplomats who were claiming that deporting Hamas would somehow “radicalize” the Palestinian Arabs ensured that the Hamas leaders would return to radicalize all of Gaza and the West Bank.
The families of Kfar Darom were dragged out of their homes. Today Kfar Darom is used by Hamas terrorists to launch rockets deeper into Israel, at other towns and villages. The murderers have inherited the land of their victims. And yet there is no peace. Never any peace.
Muslim terrorists had won a battle with the backing of the US and the UN. They have won many more since then. Now they are trying to win the war.
The study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that 11.1 million Americans now have permits to carry concealed weapons, up from 4.5 million in 2007. The 146 percent increase has come even as both murder and violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent.
“When you allow people to carry concealed handguns, you see changes in the behavior of criminals,” said the center’s president, John R. Lott
I interrupt this excerpt to point out an error in Mr. Lott’s statement. It’s not ‘when you allow’ people to carry concealed. No one is allowed to keep, bear, conceal or not conceal. It is everyone’s natural right to do so. The only valid use of the word ‘allow’, in this context, is in regard to what the government is allowed to do or not do … and the government – federal, state, or local levels – are not allowed any say on whether we can keep, bear or conceal arms.
The real measure of the deterrent effect of concealed carry permits, according to Lott, is not laws on the books, but the percentage of a given state’s population that holds the permits. In 10 states, more than 8 percent of adults hold concealed carry permits, and all are among the states with the lowest crime rates. Lott claims his group’s analysis shows that each one percentage point increase in the adult population holding permits brings a 1.4 percent drop in the murder rate.
The new law, however, does not allow those without permits to carry loaded firearms outside their vehicle on streets or in businesses as permit holders can do.
The Constitution doesn’t say squat about what the People are allowed. But it states very explicitly what government is allowed. The 2nd Amendment is your permit. Laws that require you to seek permission from government to exercise rights explicitly protected by the Constitution are not valid laws.
This year our reading of the Declaration clicked.
It dawned on us that what happened in America in the 1770’s is like what’s happening all across the country today. We’re seeing the stirrings of a movement against Washington’s governing elite, an increasingly angry reaction to their abuse of power.
We are now governed by elites, some the second and third generation of elites, who have decided the rest of us aren’t smart enough to govern ourselves. They believe modern society has become so complicated that government needs to be in every nook and cranny of it, making the decisions for us, for our own good. They know what’s best for us.
This growing dissatisfaction hasn’t reached a boiling point, but it shows no signs of simmering down. The signs are everywhere.
Ms. Lerner’s email warning to colleagues to be careful about what they said in electronic communications issued less than two weeks after the IRS internal auditor shared a draft report with the agency accusing it of targeting tea party and other conservative groups.
A month after the email, Ms. Lerner would plant a question at a conference to reveal the scandal, just before the inspector general’s report was made public.
Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, was ordered by President Obama to conduct a systemwide review of the deportation practices to see how things could be done “more humanely.” The findings will be released in the next few weeks as a way to energize Hispanics to turn out and vote in November.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of “ulterior motives” on the part of President Obama.
Obama is like an arsonist who sets fires to help rescue people from burning buildings. He’s asked Congress for $2 billion to deal with a child refugee crisis of his own making, money that could have gone to seal the border instead of having Border Patrol agents acting as glorified baby-sitters by cooking, cleaning and even doing laundry.
… the UACs are not all little kids as the media was largely reporting at that point. Many are in their late teens and have possible ties to gang members
That makes this week’s insider report of violent gangs openly recruiting UACs—with the help of phones provided by a well-known charity—all the more appalling. JW’s inside source is on the ground and has received first-hand reports from federal agents at the scene. “MS-13 and 18th Street gangs are actively recruiting new members at our detention centers,” the source confirms. “The new gang members then use the Red Cross phones to sign up.”
Obama made a conscious decision to, in effect, dissolve the southern border, and, quite reasonably enough, the “unaccompanied minors” of Latin America opted to take him at his word. One of his party’s most senior figures, and the woman who if things go well for them in November will be Speaker of the House and second in line of succession to the presidency, explicitly refuses to recognize the international boundary. Down there for a photo-op the other day, Nancy Pelosi declared: “This is a community with a border going through it.”
Mr Obama and Ms Pelosi apparently see themselves as leaders of some post-Westphalian entity wherein the political elite use the Third World to reconfigure the citizenry to something more to their taste. But, having voluntarily liquidated US sovereignty at the southern border, in what sense then is Obama President of the United States? Why should the head of a sovereign state that’s renounced its sovereignty still expect to be entitled to all the perks thereof – like fawning governors greeting him at the airport?
For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spins-offs like Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Peru.
And I interrupt this excerpt to point out a few of the propagators of that pop romance.
The communist state of Venezuela has been aided and abetted by hollywood clowns Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Kevin Spacey and several other members of the (now-defunct-and-lost-without-a-cause) Hugo Chavez Butt-Kissing Club.
Several of whom are also members of the Kiss Any Communist Butt Club including the butt of the Castros in Cuba as well as the henchmen of the Marxist Central American Worker’s Party
Instead, hundreds of thousands of poor people continue to risk danger to enter democratic, free-market America, which they have often been taught back home is the source of their misery. They either believe that America’s supposedly inadequate social safety net is far better than the one back home, or that its purportedly cruel free market gives them more opportunities than anywhere in Latin America — or both.
Does Mexico believe that the massive influxes will serve to render U.S. immigration law meaningless, and thereby completely shred an already porous border? Is Mexico simply ensuring that the surge of poorer Central Americans doesn’t dare stop in Mexico on its way north?
how does the racialist term “La Raza” survive as an acceptable title of a national lobby group in this politically correct age of anger at the Washington Redskins football brand?
Progressives and ethnic activists see in open borders extralegal ways to gain future constituents dependent on an ever-growing government, with instilled grudges against any who might not welcome their flouting of U.S. laws. How moral is that?
… the sample surveyed in the study chose to participate. The Melbourne researchers didn’t randomly select the first 500 same-sex couples they found, after checking for sufficient regional/income/educational diversity. Instead, they advertised the study – and couples found the researchers, not vice versa. Furthermore, the couples then reported on how their children were – and no outside party fact-checked those results, or evaluated the children independently.
Ramadan Rage has become an annual crime wave. One of the most extensive studies of this yearly criminal epidemic in Algeria, for instance, revealed that during Ramadan:
– Petty crime increased by a staggering 220%.
– Fights, disputes and assaults rose by 320%.
– Women and children being beaten at home increased by 120%.
– Accidents of various kinds rose 410%.
– Deaths increased 80%.
In case you’re wondering from what source these little miscreants are getting their inspiration…it’s unequivocally: The Quran.
… for all those Muslims who don’t participate in Ramadan Rage: Why not help your brethren with their lack of self-control. Because what’s exploding forth from within their Quranic studies…needs one mother of a cork shoved in it!
… celebrating the August 9, 2001 suicide bombing of the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, which killed 15 people and wounded dozens more.
… replete with body parts and pizza slices strewn across the room. The walls were painted red to represent spattered blood
Israel’s story has a new twist, one put forth by left-leaning Presbyterians and fellow-travelers in other Christian denominations. Jews achieved what they did because they exploited somebody else: Palestinian Arabs. In this view Palestinian Arabs, not Jews, are now the chosen people.
This Israel-bashing narrative also bristles with anti-Americanism, and over the years it has become popular in America’s universities. That’s an old story. But what’s less well known is that this same narrative has gained currency at many Christian seminaries.
Conversely, the Republicans lack the nuts to go for an impeachment with 99% chance of success.
From the comments:
Pelosi remains severely brain damaged and delusional. Why can’t someone pull her aside and inform her, “Nancy, you need to be in a home. Granted, you might not be a threat to yourself…but you are certainly a threat to the nation. You can have pudding!!”
I was asked what the president might’ve been thinking when he instigated the chaos on our borders with his talk of pen-and-phone amnesty. Half a dozen things went through my mind. Maybe he’s trying some sort of Cloward-Piven maneuver: an attempt to overwhelm our welfare state to the point where we replace it with “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.” Or maybe he’s just trying to flood the population with Democrat voters. Or maybe he feels America stole its southland from Hispanic people anyway and it’s up to him to give it back.
The president’s not an idiot so obviously he intended to accomplish something by bringing this humanitarian disaster down upon the heads of ourselves and the children of Central America. What exactly was it?
Many people on the right think Obama is an Evil Leftist Genius. Not me. I think he is a hapless putz … the fact that he was the first black president may come to seem irrelevant in a couple of decades.
… The guy is just a sad little schmuck who played cynical politics well and got promoted way above his competence. His policies won’t change the face of the nation. They’ll just make a mess that those who come after him will have to clean up.
Perhaps an overly optimistic point of view. Even if (THHO)Obama is a dumbass, given too much time and tolerance, the damage could be massive.
Crank up a Cat D12 in a Walmart parking lot, put it in gear and jump off. Just because it has no brain don’t mean it’s not going to wreak havoc.
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The best way to determine if the problem is deliberate subversion or lack of education/IQ points is actually simple. And based on confirmable data.
If Obama was merely incompetent, by blind chance, sheer law of averages; at least one of his initiatives would NOT have harmed this country. Can anyone name such an initiative?
He is a deliberate enemy of this country, the Constitution, and the American people. Every act of harm he does is orgasmic for him.
Without Costco, would Obama have even been re-elected? Well, yes. But, the retailer did play an important role in countering Walmart’s support of Republican candidates and issues while also proving an easy way for Obama to mention income inequality and smart job creation on the campaign trail. Costco founder Jim Sinegal is a vocal supporter of Democratic politicians. His company gave more than $2o million during the 2012 election cycle (mostly supporting issues and politicians in Washington state)
… Over the course of Obama’s presidential career, Costco has given $100,000 to him and another $100,000 to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC
… Costco employees also vote Democratic — only 5 percent of the $102,600 donated by Costco employees in the 2012 election cycle went to Republicans. Susan Brotman, wife of the other Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman, was an Obama bundler in 2012 who collected over $500,000 in campaign donations. Sinegal wrote an email blast sent out by the Obama campaign in July 2012. In the same month, Obama held a fundraiser at Sinegal’s house in Seattle, during which he said “the story of Costco and everything that you guys have done I think is representative of what America is all about.”
Costco Wholesale, the second-largest retailer in the country, decided to pull all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” from its shelves. The move sparked anger from a number of people who let Costco know in no uncertain terms that they would no longer do business with the company.
That Israelis do not die in greater numbers has nothing to do with Hamas and the other terror groups. They’re doing their absolute best to kill us. They’ve been assiduously smuggling in and manufacturing weaponry so that they now have hundreds of missiles that can reach Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and beyond, while imploring the international community to end Israel’s security blockade so that they can import even more potent means to murder us.
Analysts posit that Hamas is firing some of its vast rocket arsenal because it has nothing much to lose anymore — that it has lost the support of Egypt; that it can’t get the money to pay salaries; that it is retaliating for the deaths of several of its terror operatives in a tunnel that collapsed upon them after Israel had the temerity to attack it; that it is seeking to reassert itself as the only credible “resistance” to Israel…
why the need to “resist” an Israel that has no presence in Gaza, and that has long since internalized the imperative to seek an accommodation with the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank if this can only be achieved without imperiling Israel’s own existence? Why? Because, for Hamas, hostility to the very fact of Israel’s existence still far outweighs any and all other interests.
Now that Hamas has shown it is willing to attack Israel’s commercial, spiritual, and political centers, the terror group has left Israel no choice but to destroy it completely.
Obama Is on the Wrong Side …
From the comments:
The only obstacle to a Palestinian state is Palestinians
… many of the graphic images that are being shared on social media, purporting to show destruction that the IDF is wreaking in Gaza, are not in fact photos from Operation Protective Edge.
… many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.”
The real problem is the arrogance that goes with the ignorance.
Hewitt begins his interviews by asking people about Alger Hiss … it’s an interesting way of determining whether someone with leftist leanings has come to terms with the fact that Communists were ensconced in high places in the U.S. government back in the day.
As opposed to now – having a few Patriots ensconced in a Communist-led government …
The special category that is Matt Yglesias … Perhaps no living writer more fully embraces unabashed ignorance
I can’t help but suspect this statistic would look less grim if our media were even slightly more informed about the things they act like they know so much about.
I have now had the experience in several different theaters of realizing that certain people, politicians, media, intellectual and entertainment figures of note, or even the establishments they work for – are no longer our countrymen. In fact, those certain people and their establishments deeply despise us ordinary, moderately-conservative, content and hard-working middle class citizens. They hate us, indeed – with a passion that convulses their souls, and drips in their every word like corrosive acid. They hate that we are individual, un-biddable, independent and proud
… they despise us for not giving a damn what they think particularly, and rejecting practically everything that they tell us to do – ride public transportation, move into urban stack-a-prole housing, give up eating meat (or much of anything else), and continuing to believe that we can raise our own children and sort out our own lives without self-elected nannies breathing down our necks 24-7. Very likely the well-manicured and delicate hands of the new ruling class itch for a whip to give us all a good thrashing for our temerity. Indeed – they are no longer our countrymen in spirit
… we stand at a point where our international standing has never been lower, we barely have any border security at all, a number of cities which once were manufacturing power-houses are all but ruined, federal bureaucracies have been corrupted and weaponized against generally-law abiding and tax-paying citizens, the economy …
… When it will come to a full boil – in that the anger will be expressed in more than comments, editorials, blog-posts and radio-call in shows – and in response to what kind of provocation is anyone’s guess. The tinder is everywhere, and the gasoline is poured. All it lacks is the spark
What Shannon is missing is that businesses are not supposed to comply with EPA standards; they are supposed to go belly up trying, thereby helping to rid the world of polluters and capitalists. Just ask anyone who works in the coal industry.