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Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Hard To Sing Kumbaya When You've Been Beheaded

At a recent meet and greet Muslim outreach event at the White House, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, (radical cleric and good friend of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood) lobbied Obama administration officials for more help for Syrian rebels.  He must have made a good impression because according to the Wall Street Journal, the CIA has started shipping arms to Jordan with the intent to deliver them to vetted* Syrian rebels.  Meanwhile, Syrian insurgents (who I'm sure are in NO WAY the same as or connected to Syrian rebels) beheaded two Christians for allegedly cooperating with the Syrian Military. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident.

This is just another jewel in the crown of Obama's leading from behind, or from under the desk foreign policy. To be honest, from the outside looking in, it looks like one hot, uncongenial mess with no sign that peace, or respect for America will break out any day soon.

*vetted - This word is supposed to reassure you that nothing bad could possibly happen as a result of this action.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Primary Opponents Build Character

The Senate just passed a 1200 page *comprehensive* immigration bill that, as usual, few actually read.  These 14 Republicans were among the 68 yes votes:
Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
Jeffery Chiesa (N.J.)
Susan Collins (Maine)
Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Dean Heller (Nev.)
John Hoeven (N.D.)
Mark Kirk (Ill.)
John McCain (Ariz.)
Primary them all!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Obama: Taking Matters Into His Own Hands

. . . Now there's a phrase that ought to strike fear into the heart of every thinking American!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.
Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
Barack Obama, determined to fulfill his campaign promise to raise the cost of energy for every American, figured that if Congress won't give him what he wants, he'll just sidestep it. You can call it government by executive order or presidential memorandum . . . or you can just call it unconstitutional.  Clearly this is an erosion of  Constitutional principals and a concentration of power that takes us further down the road to tyranny.

With SO many scandals and so much going on, actions like these tend to go unnoticed. Don't let that happen.  Don't let this power grab go unanswered! Pay attention . . . and resist!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Goodbye "Fear Factor" . . .

. . . Hello "stick it in your ear factor"

Time was when America's enemies were hesitant if not plain old afraid to publicly fly in the face of  American policies and demands.  Those days are gone.  Take, for example, the case of Edward Snowden. Russia, China, and others are blatantly ignoring or defying American requests to cough up the increasingly infamous American fugitive.  SO blatantly in fact that it's a wonder President Putin didn't meet Snowden at the Moscow airport with flowers and a limo.

Nevermind what you think of Mr. Snowden's actions . . . the cost of Mr. Obama's policies are likely to be much more damaging to our country's future than anything Edward Snowden is likely to leak.

Obama's foreign policy chickens have indeed come home to roost, and America, sadly,  may never recover!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Billboard Bigotry?

Congressman Jim McDermott, who loves EVERYBODY [except for  conservatives] just the way they are, spotted it immediately.  Even the FBI couldn't pull one over on old Jim who noticed the bigotry of the Bureau's  new billboard campaign showcasing 16 of the world's worst terrorist. "You look at the pictures, they're all one color of folks", he declared! What a glaring lack of diversity . . . not an Amish, Native American, or albino in the bunch! The FBI would have you believe that the world's most successful terrorists are likely to fit a specific profile or something.  How ridiculous is that!?  But even if the Bureau has it right we can't have signs full of similarly colored terrorists now, can we? Perhaps a government sponsored affirmative action program to recruit "any color but brown" jihadis would result in a more pleasing, racially diverse billboard . . . Because in a politically correct global war on terror, isn't that all that really matters?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Freedom And Democracy In Action . . .

. . . in Washington D.C. (The poster child for LIBERTY), June 19, 2013:
Capitol Hill police are trying to block activists attending Wednesday's "Audit the IRS" rally from also attending a nearly day-long press conference on immigration, hosted by Reps. Steve King and Louie Gohmert. The IRS rally is on the west side of the Capitol, while the immigration event is on the east side. Organizers for the IRS event were told by Hill police that "your people" can only assemble on the west side. Organizers were told to remove the activists from the immigration event.
Reports of the death of the Tea Party have been greatly exaggerated.  On the other hand, reports of attempts to extinguish the movement by an administration hostile to the principles of small government and personal freedom have been, until recently, non existent.  Be assured, progressives in D.C. are using every weapon in their arsenal to neutralize Tea Party Patriots and policies they (we) espouse. They must NOT succeed.

Not today, NOT tomorrow, NOT EVER!


The far from dead Tea Party  'Audit the IRS' Rally at the Capitol today . . .

H/T to Nice Deb

Friday, June 14, 2013

Celebrate The Flag

Flag Day, June 14, 2013

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Fathers!

Headline in today's Daily Caller:

White House reconsiders pick of ‘Founding Founders’ over ‘Founding Fathers’
Throughout United States history, the group of men who assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to write the nation’s Constitution had been known as the “Founding Fathers,” a moniker used even on official government websites.

But the use of the “fathers” may have been a step too far for the Obama administration. In a Thursday post on the White House’s blog, Keith Donohue, the communications director for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives, announced that the papers of the “Founding Founders,” otherwise known as the Founding Fathers, are available online.
Chances are, the original headline was just a typo, but it does bring to mind recent efforts to rid ourselves of archaic terminology which is reflective of a male dominated (aka repressive and evil... unless you're a Muslim) society. Why not free ourselves from the shackles of gender weighted words entirely? Here's a "modest proposal'!

Let's just vote the term "father" right off the island entirely.  The proper designation should be "sperm donor".  Likewise, the outmoded term "mother" should be replaced with a less schmaltzy appellation like "incubator".  A person tasked with the care and feeding of the product of the sperm donor and the incubator should henceforth be referred to as a "parental unit".  To differentiate between or among parental units simply add a trailing numeral. Finally, 'woman and man', 'male and female' should also be banished for obvious reason! (Can you say *sexist*? . . . I thought you could!) These could be supplanted by their more scientifically precise identifiers of xx and xy (If you're unsure of your proper classification, you can look it up here).

Now, there are probably many more expressions that need revision, but this is a good start, though it's likely to make the greeting card industry unhappy! . . . I wonder what our "Founding Parental Units" would think!?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Would You Buy A Used Car From This Man?

After months of one scandal after another there are  increasing calls for President Obama to crawl out from under his desk and tell tell the American people what really happened in Benghazi, at the IRS, behind the scenes at the DOJ, and in the bowels of the NSA.  The likelihood of this happening is remote, but let's just say for argument's sake that he did .  .  .

.  .  .  Would you believe him?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Priorities . . . Obama Style

President Obama's Moving Remarks On The 69th Anniversary Of The Normandy Invasion

Woops, guess not!

The President's schedule for Thursday, June 6:

President Obama on the 69th anniversary of D-Day:

Barack Obama arrives at Moffett Field on June 6, 2013.
President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area for a visit that will include a pair of Democratic Party fundraisers tonight and a talk at the Fairmont hotel in San Jose on Friday morning.
Not to be critical <cough>, but in contrast . . .

George W. Bush on the 60th anniversary of D-day:

Pres. Bush meets with vets & their families June 6, 2004
Led by Chirac and President Bush, the cliff-top ceremonies were attended by thousands of aging American veterans, some of whom had not returned since they glimpsed France's Normandy coast from a distance in the half-light of dawn on June 6, 1944.

Anyone who's surprised . . . please raise your hand!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Normandy Remembered . . . The REAL Cost Of Freedom

More photos here

June 6, 1944 . . . So many gave all!

Can They Hear You Now?

The Barack Obama administration courtesy of the NSA now knows your phone number and every call you make!
The National Security Agency obtained a court order to collect the call records of millions of Verizon customers, according to a secret document obtained by the Guardian.
The sweeping order, issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, requires Verizon to give the NSA metadata on all calls within the U.S. and between the U.S. and foreign countries on an “ongoing, daily basis” for three months.
The data includes the phone numbers of both parties involved in the calls, the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number for mobile callers, calling card numbers used in the call, and the time and duration of the calls. It does not include the name or address of the subscriber or other account information, nor does it allow the content of calls to be recorded and collected. It may, however, include the location of the calls through cell site data.
The classified order was issued to the FBI by the secretive court on April 25 and allows the government to collect data until July 19 and hand it over to the NSA. The order came with a gag requirement that prevents Verizon from disclosing its existence. It covers only Verizon, and it’s not clear if other phone companies received similar orders.
The document reveals for the first time that the NSA is continuing to do massive datamining on millions of U.S. citizens under the Obama administration — a practice that spawned extensive criticism after it was first exposed in 2006 as part of a secret Bush Administration program that began in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
. . . Please read the rest of the article here.
While this datamining was started during the Bush administration under the Patriot act, the Obama administration has taken this and other practices to new and alarming heights.  This adds to mounting evidence that our federal government has become too big and is exercising power, that under the Constitution, it does not legally possess.  But we are a complacent nation and matters will only get worse until, or if, we wake up. We the people must stand up and demand an end to tyrannical practices like these.  We need to be more assertive, more involved, and LOUDER . . . Because *they* really need to hear us now!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Barack Obama's Revenge . . .

This morning's headline:

Susan Rice will replace Tom Donilon as national security adviser, the White House is expected to announce Wednesday.
Rice, currently the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be formally introduced in her new role by President Barack Obama at 2 p.m. ET. A White House official says Samantha Power, a former special assistant to the president on the National Security Council, will be nominated to replace Susan Rice as the U.N. ambassador.
You remember Susan!  She dutifully perpetuated the Obama administration's lie blaming the Benghazi debacle on a poorly made anti-Muslim YouTube video.  To reward her obedience/loyalty, The President, who took offence that almost NO ONE (not even some in his devoted mainstream media) bought Ms. Rice's unconvincing claims, has appointed her as National Security Advisor.  Conveniently, this position doesn't require Senate approval, and the ambassador will not be subjected to confirmation hearing where her decision to disseminate erroneous information would most certainly be questioned.

You can bet that Mr. Obama will have a self satisfied smile on his face as he parades Ambassador Rice out in front of the press at 2:00pm today.  It's certain that our petulant President considers this a personal victory . . . and a stick in the eye to those who refused to believe Ms. Rice's and the administration's fictitious account of events in Benghazi.

Meanwhile, we can all be assured that the individual advising our President on national security issues is either A: An imminently qualified liar, or B: Supremely clueless!

. . . Sleep well tonight!