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.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Monday, September 1, 2014

California's drought: What losing 63 trillion gallons of water looks like

Twitter  "Stark comparisons of California's vanishing water supplies"

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More disturbing comparison photos   Here is just a sample. Go to the link for more.
... "Though some parts of California have received small amounts of rain in recent weeks, more than 58 percent of the state is still under “exceptional” drought, the highest level possible. And a single rain won’t necessarily alleviate the harsh conditions, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Thunderstorms may cause floods and intense runoff, as the dried-out land struggles to absorb fast rainfall. “Thunderstorms often produce large amounts of precipitation in a very short time,” the agency’s site reads, “and most of the rain will run off into drainage channels and streams rather than soak into the ground.”...

GOP, Are You Ready to Reach Out to Blacks Yet?

Lloyd Marcus  
 "Because I am a black conservative, someone wrote asking me this great question.

“ 'What is it that compels some black men and women to cling to, and follow people like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Obama, Spike Lee, Black Panthers, Holder, etc.?”

"I have pondered the same question.  Some black folks embrace victim status because it provides cover for their laziness and irresponsible lifestyles.  Black Judases preach a false, evil gospel of victimhood-ism for profit.  Some blacks are racist, pure and simple.

"I believe that a majority of black Americans simply have not been exposed to unfiltered conservatism – to blacks articulating how blessed they are to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet."  

One significant point Mr. Marcus makes is one many do not consider:  "Ironically, all of the blacks who are given big microphones to tout the horrors of being black in America are wealthy." ...Read more:

UK: Female rocker embraces Islam — hopes to behead Christians

Pamela Geller 

"Again and again the newly converted and the devout all understand Islam as it is written. But CNN, Rachel Maddow, Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper (gays who would be slaughtered under the sharia) insist that these Muslims have Islam all wrong — they know better."
" 'Yet another convert embraces a form of Islam that Muslim leaders in the West profess to reject and abhor. Why can’t these leaders ensure that converts to Islam are taught the religion properly?
“ 'Revealed: How Sally Jones of Chatham went from being all-girl rock band member to ‘wife of ISIS jihadi fanatic who threatens to behead Christians by herself with a blunt knife,’” by Leon Watson, Daily Mail, August 31, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A British mother-of-two who once fronted an all-girl rock band is believed to have made it to Syria where she is threatening to behead Christians with a blunt knife. Investigations have revealed the real name of a Muslim convert who calls herself Umm Hussain al-Britani may be Sally Jones, from Chatham in Kent  ....
Jones lived her life on government benefits

More on this at Jihad Watch

If she likes Islam so much, why didn't she become on of  these Muslims?

As a mother, will she let her children play with dolls like this?

Can your religion do this?A Muslim child re-enacts the beheading of an American journalist -
an image that would certainly be shocking if it were any other religion

I didn't know this, did you?

QuickTrip Mart Will Not Re-Build in Ferguson

Warner Todd Huston via Theodore Alton McElroy at  Guardian Eagles
"Well, the fools who destroyed their own neighborhood during riots in Ferguson, Missouri after a teenager was killed by a police officer there have made their own neighborhood into a lesser place. The one convenience store and gas station they had in their area, the one burned down, will not be rebuilt."

"The QuickTrip was burned to the ground by rioters two weeks ago.*

"It was the only convenience store in the area. But now, Gateway Pundit reports that the company says it will not bother to rebuild the store.

"The company sent gasoline tankers to the site to pump out all the gas in the underground holding tanks and have said it will tear the store down leaving an empty lot.

"They say the store was barely breaking even, anyway. Probably due to the amount of theft.

"So, what we see now is that these people who complain that their neighborhood isn’t livable have now made their own neighborhood even less livable because of their rioting. Nice move, folks.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Obama and his Democrats at Thermopylae

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

NBC’s Richard Engel: Military Commanders ‘Apoplectic’ Over Obama’s ‘No Strategy’ Remarks   "NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel claimed military commanders are “apoplectic” over President Barack Obama’s dithering on ISIS and admission that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with them.

"Engel spoke Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” where he was asked by Andrea Mitchell about the “president’s reluctance to take the fight against ISIS to Syria.”

Shhh, Mr. President   "When world already thinks you’re weak, saying as much on live TV is probably a mistake."

... " The reality, alas, is that Obama is — and has always been — out of his depth on the international stage. Given the prestige of the presidency and the incredible institutional forces behind the office, particularly when a liberal is elected, it takes time to burn through all of the political capital that comes with the job. But Obama has been throwing that political capital on an Oval Office bonfire like so much kindling... "
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler
Dianne Feinstein: U.S. should confront ISIS militarily   "In a New York Times op-ed this week, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain wrote, "ISIS is a military force, and it must be confronted militarily."

"That assessment is no longer merely a partisan stance. On Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, added her voice to that argument for further military action against ISIS.

" 'I happen to agree with what they said," Feinstein said on NBC's "Meet The Press.' "...

House Intel chief: Obama [foreign] policy in 'freefall'    “Our traditional allies are now standing up saying ‘well, maybe America is not the best force to lead us through these troubles,’ ” Rogers said.
Political Cartoons by Eric Allie
From the UK* Telegraph: Barack Obama refuses to decide and fails to act
"Just in case you thought that the Leader of the Free World was secretly harbouring a calculated, well-developed plan for bringing Isil(sp) under control and putting Russia’s imperial leader back in his box, Barack Obama banged that idea firmly on the head last week. He gave an extraordinary briefing, which the Washington press corps had been led to believe would contain a major announcement on the White House strategy on foreign policy. It did. The announcement was that there was no White House strategy on foreign policy. Seriously. In the president’s exact words: “We don’t have a strategy yet.' ”

* Remember the UK? They fought side by side with America to defeat the Axis powers in WW2 under Democrats Roosevelt and Truman. Mr. Obama is exhibit A that this is not your grandfather's Democrat Party.

It's a start: ‘Muslims against ISIS’ gather to ‘condemn inhumane crimes’

Twitchy    "Organizers promoted a “peaceful prayer rally” on the steps of Dearborn City Hall Monday evening “condemning inhumane ISIS crimes” and honoring journalist James Foley."

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Video. "ISIS are "crazy criminals who are abusing our religion," said Imam Elahi of Islamic House of Wisdom in Dear... https://vine.co/v/Mlqp65OdUIZ
Niraj Warikoo @nwarikoo
Back on June 14, hundreds of people, almost all Muslims, jammed the steps of Dearborn City Hall to condemn ISIS. pic.twitter.com/79RmxDxwAD
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 Hundreds Of Calgary Muslims Protest ISIS Violence In Iraq   "We are gathered here today to protest any form of terrorism which is happening around the globe, especially in Iraq," said Riyaz Khawaja, who is president of the Hussaini Association of Calgary, which represents Shia Muslims. "We gather here to raise our voices and let the Canadian government know that they should be vigilant about what's happening inside of Canada."
Muslims must stop ISIS/ISIL or have eternal stain on Islam like the Christians from the Crusades
Norwegian Muslims rally against Islamic militants    ..."Mehtab Afshar, head of the Islamic Council in Norway*, told the crowd: "They stand for terrorism, they stand for terror ... and we condemn that in the strongest terms."
"A small radical group in Norway has expressed support for Islamic State militants, angering moderate Muslims in immigrant communities in the country.
"According to the Norwegian security service at least 50 people have left Norway to become foreign fighters for militant groups in Syria.
Some of the almost 5,000 protestors attending a demonstration against
 ISIS, in Oslo, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Different Muslim groups were
 behind the initiative  which was attended by political and Muslim leaders.

* However, Islamic Council Norway   "The Islamic Council Norway was criticised in 2009 when, according to some sources, it refused to distance itself or comment on the leader of the ECFR, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, after he praised the Holocaust as "a divine punishment for the Jews." However, the council's leader did in fact issue a statement where al-Qaradawis praise of Holocaust was deemed "unacceptable", and promised that the council would pursue the matter through its membership in the ECFR."

Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now

UK Daily Mail
These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated
 "The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’
"Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.
"But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012."
"To put it another way, an area the size of Alaska, America’s biggest state, was open water two years ago, but is again now covered by ice."

Aha! More proof of glo- er, climate change!   Read more:

The Madness of 2008; A nation became unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change.” It has now awakened. (Well, not the liberals I know. TD)

Victor Davis Hanson
On the campaign trail, October 2008 (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
"America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. Certainly, no recent president has failed on so many fronts — honesty, transparency, truthfulness, the economy, foreign policy, the duties of the commander-in-chief, executive responsibilities, and spiritual leadership."
Pundits vied for superlatives. On little evidence, Christopher Buckley assured us that Obama possessed “a first-class temperament and a first-class intellect.” For some, proof of Obama’s godhead became almost physical — a “perfectly creased pant” for David Brooks, a tingling leg for Chris Matthews. For Evan Thomas he was a “sort of God”; for one blue-chip historian he was the smartest man with the highest IQ ever running for the presidency. And on and on, as huge crowds acted as if they were watching Paul McCartney on tour in 1966. After the election, there was real apprehension that the country might not make it for the two and a half months until an elected Obama could take power." ...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fans unapologetically sing ‘Hail to the Redskins’ during pre-season game

Twitchy    "Phil Simms may have self censored himself from saying the name “Redskins” but fans show no signs of abandoning the name."

Lady of Redskins @LadyofRedskins
@wsk28rules @KeithOlbermann HAIL to the REDSKINS from a FULL BLOODED NA from Tsimshian Nation. VERY STRONG WILLED!!! pic.twitter.com/voUBDagTNg
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Larry Kush @LarryKush734
@dtmleach Hail to the Redskins! Bleed Burgundy and Gold over here in Ann Arbor!
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‘Try to imagine': Pat Sajak ponders level of ‘liberal outrage’ with golfer-in-chief of a different name



"With all that’s going on in the U.S. and the world, Pat Sajak wonders what the reaction would be if a different president golfed regularly during a time of crises(sic):"

Pat Sajak         @patsajak
Try to imagine Liberal outrage if a "rich, elitist, out-of-touch" President Romney golfed amid U.S. & world problems.
"The reaction if “President Mitt Romney” golfed regularly while the world burned?" ....

Harry Reid's Alma Mater Strips His Name from Building

Image: Harry Reid's Alma Mater Strips His Name from Building
... "This is a conservative base in Southern Utah and many people in southern Nevada also feel the same way," Cozzens said. "These people in Nevada do not espouse to Reid's political philosophies, and they told me they would not support the university or send any more of their children there, and this was coming from people who had already sent children to SUU, so long as Harry Reid's name remained."
Hat tip to Walt Stier; Santa Maria, CA

NRO: Harry Reid’s Alma Mater Removes His Name from Building    “They thought there would substantial donations from Harry Reid’s friends,” Wyatt told the newspaper. “But there has never been any money donated for that purpose.”

Fox News video agrees    "Cedar City Councilman Paul Cozzens told The Specter he received $40,000 in pledges to remove the Nevada senator’s name in just five days."