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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Mark Steyn: Marginalia


... "Mr Maher asserted that Islam is "the only religion that acts like the Mafia" and that Muslims "will f**king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book". As a result, students at Berkeley now wish to get him banned from their campus:
Too many students are marginalized by his remarks and if the University were to bring this individual as a commencement speaker they would not be supporting these historically marginalized communities.
"Are Muslims really all that "marginalized"? Every time I switch on the telly, some Muslim is beheading a woman in Oklahoma or London, running over a soldier in Quebec, shooting a soldier in Ottawa, hatcheting a policeman in New York, kidnapping schoolgirls in Nigeria, decapitating journalists in Syria, or mass-murdering his way across western Iraq to Baghdad. We should all be so "marginalized". Nevertheless, the daily additions to this vast mountain of corpses distress the sensitive types of Berkeley's "marginalized communities" not a whit, only Bill Maher's insensitivity in pointing it out."...

Sweden’s 55 Muslim Only Zones
Astute Bloggers—
Just like in France, Sweden too has no-go zones where sharia reigns supreme.
(Hat tip:
Jihad Watch):

Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership

Rebel Pundit   "Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with RebelPundit to deliver a message to black communities across the country.

"That message shed’s light on who they say are the “real oppressors” of their community–Black-liberal democrats."

"McKinley explains that black americans are in an “abusive relationship with black leadership…There not pushing a black agenda, they’re not pushing a family agenda, they’re pushing a neo-liberal agenda.”
They always talk about black on black crime, and when you here the words black on black crime, the first thing you think of is a black man is a black man robbing you or breaking in your house, and that is a black on black crime. But lets take it one step further. There’s a black on black crime down in city hall, there’s a black on black crime down in all the state capitols in America, where all the black folks are voting against our interests.”
“ 'We’re always talking about what the Republican’s ain’t done for us, but my life has been hurt by democrats,” Watkins says, “this lot where I stand right now, Ida B. Wells, where public housing residents used to live at, most of the people are homeless living in the street, it’s because of you Mr. President." ... More here.

Hillary: What I really meant was that businesses do create jobs

Legal Insurrection     "Clintonian-level spinning."

"That was then. This is now."

"Via Buzzfeed:
When Hillary Clinton fumbled a line at a rally last Friday — “Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs” — the comment caused a minor outrage among political observers. Republicans said she’d been pandering to liberals. Democrats wondered if she’d been trying too hard to channel Elizabeth Warren, the populist senator who also spoke at the event.
On Monday, Clinton went out of her way to correct the comment at a rally for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the Democrat up for reelection in this Hudson Valley district.
Clinton said in her speech that corporations that outsource jobs or move profits overseas should not be granted tax breaks. The clarification made clear that the remark was a botched line — not new messaging from Clinton, who has honed a new stump speech during a series of rallies ahead the election next month.
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Evidence of Why President Obama and Eric Holder Wanted Ferguson Missouri To Burn ?

Which of these two men does the Democrat Party honor and support?
The Last Refuge   "Democrats are using racial ads intended to stoke racial strife with images of Ferguson and Trayvon Martin
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All of the evidence in the Mike Brown shooting case was/is directly copied and transferred to the DOJ since the DOJ opened an official inquiry three days after the shooting on August 11th 2014.
According to both CNN and The New York Times, the leaks to their outlets have come from inside the federal Department of Justice.   Also, Chris King, an editor for a black audience newspaper in Saint Louis admitted the contact source, willing to leak him information, was a federal official.
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"Eric Holder knew the “Hands Up – Don’t Shoot” meme was false on the day the scheme team was selling it. Eric Holder and President Obama knew the “execution style” shot to the head was false, on the day the scheme team was selling it.

"Obama/Holder knew about the TWO SHOTS in the car, the Mike Brown blood on Officer Wilson, the injuries to Wilson, the gunshot wound to Big Mike’s hand, and Obama/Holder knew of the eight African American corroborating witness statements which supported Officer Wilson."

Puctured: the "gentle giant" of Ferguson. Merchants are being burned and looted out of business; people raped and beaten in support of this guy?


"End of the Age of Obama" [?] One can hope, but remember they said Bill Clinton was irrelevant.

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Weekly Standard    ... "One fact of politics that the president never fully grasped is that Congress, not the White House, is the center of our political system. Sure, the president lives in a fancy house, enjoys a full-time chef, and has “Hail to the Chief” played when he enters a room. But Congress is—as Stanford’s Morris Fiorina once put it—“the keystone of the Washington establishment.” The Framers gave pride of place to Congress, making it Article I of the Constitution, and were so worried about its potential power they divided it into two. Ideally, the modern president can use his prestige and acumen to lead Congress, but Obama has fallen far from that ideal. He has treated Congress in a supercilious manner, burned his bridges with Republican leaders, and alienated even Democrats."...

Ferguson police officers urgently need our help

Has it all really come to this?

Carol Brown   "Resources for Ferguson police officers and their families – both concrete and emotional – are strained to the limit. Our help is needed.

"Police officers have been working 12-hour shifts for many months, confronting all manner of threats and violence against them (as well as their families). Officers and their families are stretched thin. And things are only getting worse as pressure is building in anticipation of the Grand Jury verdict.

"Ferguson police officers are in need of many basic things – from food to helmets – and they need them now.

"It’s a sad day when the wives of police officers must plea for help for basic needs like food and helmets." ...
"I hope AT readers will join me in providing immediate support to police officers and their families as the Ferguson Police Department may be about to face the worst rioting yet – a situation that has escalated as pro-Palestinian protestors have joined forces with other agitators.

"May God bless the police, and their families, and keep them safe from harm."   Read more:

How long before Democrats become capable of shame at what their demagoguery has done to this nation?  TD

DNC Official Defends Race-Baiting Ferguson, Trayvon Ads [VIDEO]   "The communications director of the Democratic National Committee Mo Elleithee refused to denounce the frequent use of racial imagery by state Democratic parties this election cycle, even when pressed on the issue by skeptical MSNBC host Craig Melvin." ...

Michelle Nunn Plays Ignorant Over ‘Prevent Another Ferguson’ Flier  ... "In recent days, a flier paid for by the Democratic Party of Georgia has generated a lot of media attention. It shows a photo of two children holding signs that read “Don’t Shoot.' ”...

Up in Flames; The spectacular self-immolation of the Wendy R. Davis gubernatorial campaign.

Michelle Malkin  
"Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don’t mean that in a good way.

"I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin’ hot is not a compliment. It’s a campaign incineration status update.

"The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor’s mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted." ...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Krauthammer; Election Day looking like a referendum on competence

Charles Krauthammer
... "Moreover, here is a president who proclaims the reduction of inequality to be the great cause of his administration. Yet it has radically worsened in his six years. The 1 percent are doing splendidly in the Fed-fueled stock market, even as median income has fallen.
"Second is the question of competence. The list of disasters is long, highlighted by the Obamacare rollout, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the pratfalls of the once-lionized Secret Service. Beyond mere incompetence is government intrusiveness and corruption, as in the overreach of national security surveillance and IRS targeting of politically disfavored advocacy groups."
Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell
"But there’s a third factor contributing to the nation’s deepening anxiety — a sense of helplessness and confusion abroad as, in the delicate phrase of our secretary of defense, “the world is exploding all over.”

"Most voters don’t care about the details of Ukraine, the factions in Libya or the precise battle lines of the Islamic State. But they do have a palpable sense of American weakness."
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

Black Awakening — Black American Leaders See Real Hope with the GOP

The Wrecking-Ball-in-Chief

New James O’Keefe video: North Carolina campaign workers encourage non-citizens to vote

Hot Air  "Man, did O’Keefe pick the right moment and the right state for this clip. By now everyone in conservative media has seen that bombshell Old Dominion study claiming that Democrat-heavy non-citizen votes may have delivered a Senate seat to Al Franken six years ago, which made a filibuster-proof majority possible for ObamaCare two years later. That same study claimed that Obama’s 2008 margin of victory in — ta da — North Carolina might also have been provided by non-citizens. And now here we are, five days away from a major midterm election in which control of the Senate hangs in the balance, and Kay Hagan’s leading Thom Tillis by one thin point in good ol’ NC. If she wins that race by a thousand votes, you’ll have confidence in the integrity of the outcome, won’t you?  (Emphases added)

John Fund; Non-Citizens Are Voting  

"A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law."


Ann Coulter   "In the past week, The New York Times has ridiculed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie for having "fed panic" by ordering quarantines for health workers arriving from Ebola-plagued countries.
   " NBC News' Brian Williams opened his broadcast last Friday announcing that the Obama administration was trying "to restrain the Ebola panic."

    "MSNBC's Rachel Maddow complained that the "hysteria" over Ebola was getting "stupider."

    "I haven't noticed any panic. If you want panic, review media coverage of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. That hair-on-fire coverage was based entirely, it turns out, on the media's gullibly swallowing inaccurate accounts of the incident.

" For decades liberals have terrified soccer moms about a slew of imaginary terrors: global warming, Alar on apples, breast implants, heterosexual AIDS, nuclear war, and Republicans taking away their birth control. " ...
Within the past few years, Rachel Maddow has been panicked about (among many, many other things):

    -- Right-wing hillbillies murdering census workers (the census worker committed suicide in an attempted insurance fraud);

     -- Republican budget cuts killing us when bridges collapse (the Minnesota bridge collapsed because of a design flaw, not budget cuts);

    -- Gun rights supporters plotting another Oklahoma City bombing (they had assembled on April 19, the anniversary of the bombing -- which also happens to be the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord).\
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