Saturday, March 8, 2014
"The Obama administration’s Russia policy is in disarray. The 2009 “reset” exists now only as a joke. Russia continues to back Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, and it has violated Ukraine’s sovereignty by placing troops in Crimea.
As Russia acts apparently with little fear of Western retaliation and with disregard for American dissatisfaction, here is a look back on the eight most naïve statements Obama and administration officials have made about Russia." Full article.
"While other scriptures contain contradictions, the Koran is the only holy book whose commentators have evolved a doctrine to account for the very visible shifts which occur from one injunction to another. No careful reader will remain unaware of the many contradictory verses in the Koran, most specifically the way in which peaceful and tolerant verses lie almost side by side with violent and intolerant ones. ...To get out of this quandary, the commentators developed the doctrine of abrogation, which essentially maintains that verses revealed later in Muhammad’s career take precedence over earlier ones whenever there is a discrepancy.
"But why the contradiction in the first place? The standard view is that in the early years of Islam, since Muhammad and his community were far outnumbered by their infidel competitors while living next to them in Mecca, a message of peace and coexistence was in order. However, after the Muslims migrated to Medina in 622 and grew in military strength, verses inciting them to go on the offensive were slowly “revealed”—in principle, sent down from Allah—always commensurate with Islam’s growing capabilities."
Explaining how Muslims are good citizens until they form a majority. At that point they seem to me to become as conquerors. TD
Legal Insurrection "It’s difficult to say, but I vote ever-so-slightly for “true.” My opinion of John Kerry is very low, but I think more of him than I do of Obama.
"The following seems quite characteristic of the president:" ...
... "Such behavior would certainly be consistent with Obama’s arrogance, his go-it-alone sense of self, and his disregard for the ideas of others except for a few extremely trusted advisors. He has alienated even many of his friends and supporters—certainly quite a few of the Democrats in Congress—on a personal level by having very little to do with them, not asking their advice, and not even letting them know what he’s planning before he does it.
"It’s well-known that Obama thinks he’s smarter than anyone around him, and it isn’t even a point of view he tries to hide." Full article
The author,Neo-neocon: "Previously a lifelong Democrat, born in New York and living in New England, surrounded by liberals on all sides, I’ve found myself slowly but surely leaving the fold and becoming that dread thing: a neocon. My friends and family don’t want to hear about my inexplicable conversion, so I started this blog to tell the tale of my political change and provide a forum for others." ...More at the link. About the apple.
Richard Larsen "Sleight of hand and illusion have their role in the entertainment world, but when the same tactics are employed in the real world, the stakes are much greater, and the intent more dubious. David Copperfield has met his match in fabricated magic and illusionary tactics. For as any illusionist knows, in order to avoid letting the spectator see what’s really going on, you distract the spectator’s attention. And none are better at that than those leading the country today."...
"There is another inconvenient truth that the advocates of raising the minimum wage need to address. Our de facto open border policy has depressed wages. Approximately a million low-skilled workers illegally come into the country every year, driving down wages, especially at the lower end of the spectrum. Harvard economist George Borjas has documented how our immigration policies have reduced American wages by $402 billion a year, while increasing profits for employers by $437 billion a year."
Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Watch for the "War On Women" meme all this next year.
Friday, March 7, 2014
anti-Obama cartoon about Israel
Caroline Glick "Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg (pictured here with the President) minced few words in discussing the interview that US President Barack Obama gave him on the eve of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest visit to Washington."
"Speaking with journalist Charlie Rose, Goldberg equated Obama’s threat to stop supporting Israel in international forums to the talk of a mafia don. Obama told Goldberg that if Israel doesn’t cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, “our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited.” He added, “And that has consequences.”
"That statement, Goldberg noted, was a “veiled threat” and “almost up there with, ‘Nice little Jewish state you’ve got there. Hate to see something happen to it.’” Goldberg saw the interview as Obama’s way of showing that he is beginning to abandon the pretense of supporting Israel, now that he no longer faces reelection. In Goldberg’s words, “It’s not that the gloves are coming off. It’s more that the mask of diplomatic language is coming off a little bit.' ”
As we previously posted here: Only Americans (and our allies) Fear Obama
Victory! Senate Rejects Obama’s Choice of Cop-Killer’s Advocate As Head of DoJ’s Civil Rights Division
Atlas Shrugs "The fact that Obama chose Debo Adegbile for this post in the first place shows how much of a subversive hater of American values the
|Faulkner, his widow, and Mumia|
egotist in the White House really is. Mumia Abu-Jamal murdered a policeman in cold blood. He has been a cause celebre among the left, and they have tried numerous times to get him freed, but he is still in prison because the evidence is so overwhelming that he is guilty. And Obama wanted an advocate for this murderer to be head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. It shows how much he values our nation’s police officers."
"In a statement released following the vote, Obama blasted the senators who voted against Adegbile’s nomination, saying they “denied the American people an outstanding public servant.' ”
Explaining the Mumia Abu-Jamal Controversy "Mr. Abu-Jamal is imprisoned for a 1981 shooting that left officer Daniel Faulkner dead. At traffic stop involving Mr. Abu-Jamal’s brother, police said, Mr. Abu-Jamal shot Mr. Faulkner several times, killing him.
"A revolver registered to Mr. Abu-Jamal was found at the scene. Mr. Abu-Jamal, a radio reporter and former Black Panther, also was a supporter of MOVE, a black separatist organization that clashed repeatedly with Philadelphia police.
"A jury convicted Mr. Abu-Jamal in the fatal shooting, and he later was sentenced to death. The case has drawn international attention as supporters argued he was innocent and that racism led to Mr. Abu-Jamal’s conviction."
How Mumia Abu-Jamal doomed Debo Adegbile in the Senate "Following a morning vote on President Obama's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, vulnerable Democrats who voted for Debo Adegbile's confirmation were already in the line of fire."
(Updated) Remember all the reporting of the Issa-Cummings kerfuffle is to make you forget the IRS hearings
" 'The White House is working to make permanent the IRS targeting of opposition groups before the 2014 election. According to Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal, “Treasury appears to have reverse-engineered the carefully tailored rule—combing through the list of previously targeted tea party groups, compiling a list of their main activities and then restricting those functions.' ” ...
Texas's Ted Cruz offered an amendment to prohibit IRS employees from deliberately targeting individuals or groups based on political views. It was unanimously rejected by every member of the Democratic majority.
"The choice of Bosserman to lead the IRS investigation made headlines in January when it was revealed that the career DOJ lawyer had contributed thousands of dollars to Obama’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. That obviously raised red flags with Republicans—Rep. Darrell Issa called it a “startling conflict of interest”—but perhaps the more important question was, why Bosserman?
“ 'It’s very odd,” one source familiar with the congressional investigation said of Bosserman’s selection for the job. “Out of 10,000 attorneys at the Department of Justice, why was she chosen?' ”
Mona Charen; For Democrats, anyone who disagrees is a racist — even other Democrats. "There is still some real racism in America. It is found among all racial groups, but is no less ugly for that. The false accusation of racism is just as despicable. Republicans have let Democrats get away with slander for too long."
Lerner Pleads 5th AGAIN--All Hell Breaks Loose!! "...Lerner swears (again) to tell the whole truth and nothing but it, but as she's questioned about her IRS-led probe into conservative organizations, she pleads the fifth. Issa shuts down the hearing while Elijah Cummings (D-MD) tries to defend Lerner. Issa shuts off his mic and leaves the room. Cummings gets his mic back on and continues his defense of Lerner proclaiming that there was "no conspiring against conservative organizations" by Lerner's IRS. As Cummings spoke, Lerner appears breathless." Watch it all here.