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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Puppies Vs. Babies : The Ultimate Showdown

Who’s funnier? The age-old debate answered by America’s Funniest Videos

60% of The American People Think Obama’s a Liar (Video)

Nice Deb  "A new Fox News poll shows that 60% of the American people think Obama is a humongous liar. (How could they not?)
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.
Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.”
"Apparently,  some of those people are okay with it because polls consistently show a 50%-52% disapproval rating  for the president. Shouldn’t everyone disapprove of a lying president?

“ 'Yes my president lies. But-but-but — he has to fool the rubes in order to push our unpopular agenda. If the American people knew what we really wanted, they would recoil in horror” say 8%-10% of the far left base.

"The 20% who think Obama is mostly truthful either don’t follow politics or current events, are delusional, or are themselves, lying. The 15% who said “never”, wear special helmets and drool buckets under their chins, and need minders around the clock to keep them away from sharp objects.

"And 50-52% of us are mortified daily by what we see happening to our country.

"Here’s a discussion about the poll, and Obama’s most recent failures on the Kelly File:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation

Ynet news  "Fear replaced communal atmosphere in Donetsk's Jewish community as armed men handed out a leaflet Passover eve calling on Jews register their religion and property with the interim pro-Russian government or face deportation and loss of citizenship."
The leaflet demanding the Jews to register their nationality or face deportation (Photo: Olga Reznikova)
The leaflet demanding the Jews to register their nationality
 or face deportation (Photo: Olga Reznikova)
... "According to Alex Tenzer, a Kiev native and one of the directors of the National Association of Immigrants from the Former USSR in Israel, said: "The
 Jewish-Ukrainian leadership supports Ukraine's new government, but it's hard to tell whether the leaflet is valid or simply a provocation."   Full article 

Back Any Candidate You Want as Long as It's One of These Three

Ann Coulter   "As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority.

"Unfortunately, we have idiots doing the idiot thing, pretending to be "tea partiers," while challenging sitting Republican senators over fairly minor ideological differences.

"Anyone opposing an incumbent Republican for any reason other than amnesty is a fraud or an idiot. Right now, immigration and Obamacare are the only things that matter. Since every Republican voted against Obamacare, that leaves only immigration."
"The population of Texas is about 27 million. With amnestied illegal aliens allowed to bring in their cousins and brothers-in-law under our insane "family reunification" policies, the 12 million illegal immigrants already here will quickly balloon to 30 million new voters -- who happen to break 8-to-2 for the Democrats."
 "If you don't think the Republican Party should speak exclusively for Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the Chamber of Commerce, then you have to support:
-- Dr. Greg Brannon, running in the Republican primary against foreign-labor cheerleader Thom Tillis, to challenge the Democratic senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan. (Primary: May 6)
-- Frank Roche, running against the lying, amnesty-supporting Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. (Primary: May 6)
-- Dave Brat, economics professor, challenging the amnesty-addled Eric Cantor in Virginia's 7th Congressional District. (Primary: June 10)
"Republicans aren't at much risk of losing any of these seats, with or without primary fights. But we'll lose them all within a decade if Republicans like Tillis, Ellmers and Cantor aren't stopped."

Obama’s Whistling Lap Dog; Eric Holder plays the race card yet again.

Jonah Goldberg   ... "In case you didn’t know, in politics a “dog whistle” is coded language that has a superficial meaning for everybody, but also a special resonance for certain constituencies. Using dog whistles lets politicians deny they meant to say anything nasty, bigoted, or controversial."...

..."Now, bear in mind the audience. The National Action Network is Al Sharpton’s plaything, often providing the shock troops Sharpton needs for rent-a-mob protests, shakedown operations, and MSNBC photo ops. Holder didn’t say criticism of him and Obama is racially motivated, but the notion the audience (or the media) would take it any other way doesn’t pass the laugh test.

"Holder’s hypocrisy is stunning given that he once famously chastised Americans as being “cowards” for not talking openly about race. Who’s the coward now?"
Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

FOIA Documents Show Lois Lerner Was In Contact With DOJ About Prosecuting Conservative Tax-Exempt Groups…

Wheels of justice
FOIA Documents Show Lois Lerner Was In Contact With DOJ About Prosecuting Conservative Tax-Exempt Groups…
"Are Dems still claiming she’s the real victim?

"Via Daily Caller:
Former head of the IRS tax-exempt division Lois Lerner communicated with the Justice Department about the possibility of criminally prosecuting certain tax-exempt groups, new documents reveal. 

According to the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch, email exchanges between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, the Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller, reveal there were discussions about possible prosecution of tax-exempt groups that were believed to have “lied” about political activities.

Bundy: Obama's Jump-the-Shark

Lloyd Marcus   "When the embrace-our-consensus-or-die bunch tried to destroy Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, we the people rallied around Phil and said, “Heck no!”
Who could have imagined that a humble rancher taking a stand against tyranny would inspire millions to said, “Heck no!” across America?

"This is why I ignore the gloom-and-doomers who say all is lost, why continue fighting, Obama has all the power and the MSM, yada, yada, yada.

"Evil is masterful at appearing all-powerful.  Cultural rot is all over the airwaves.  Obama rules as king with very little push-back from the GOP.  The MSM has suspended all pretense of being fair and balanced.  They are a wing of the Democratic Party, committed to helping Obama fundamentally transform America."

"But under the radar, patriots are stealthily working and fighting to restore our great nation.

Martial law: Obama confiscates National Guard helicopters from all 50 states (UPDATED)

Obama administration is confiscating all of the Apaches...
Examiner.com  "As if the Obama administration's purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run "the most transparent administration in history" has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard."

It isn't as if Obama needs them for a larger military; he's downsizing that. See if they go into storage somewhere.
Hat tip to Harley Standlee; Placerville, Ca.

Proposed Apache cuts worry former SC Guard leader   "A Pentagon budget plan to take Army National Guard Apache attack helicopters from America’s citizen-soldiers doesn’t sit well with the South Carolina general who commanded an Apache battalion and flew the fearsome choppers for 1,500 hours during his 37-year career.
“ 'It could be problematic for the U.S. Army as a whole. You are losing upward of 20 years of experience that we, the nation, need,” said Maj. Gen. Les Eisner ...

Army Would take Apaches from Nat'l Guard   ..."That would be a reversal of the work that has been done to make the National Guard and reserves into a force that, with a few months lead time, can be used interchangeably with active-duty units, as has happened frequently during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. To achieve that, guard and reserve forces have acquired the same equipment, trained to the same standards and served on deployments of the same length as their active-duty counterparts, most of them at part-time pay while working regular full-time jobs."

An aviation restructuring plan would take all the National Guard's Apaches, just under 200 aircraft from eight attack battalions
Army restructuring would take Apaches from Guard
"Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., has proposed a bill that would forestall the shifting of helicopters and establish a commission to look at the future structure of the Army, a move Guard leaders support as both forces determine how best to reduce their numbers in coming years. The Guard would like the Army's aviation restructuring to be postponed until a commission can look at the issues."   So glad to see Rep. Wilson still on the job.  Remember "You lie!"?

The deterioration of a once-respected government office- since 2009

Silliness reigns in America

Slate Wonders: “Is Boston Terrorist Bombers Isolation REALLY Justified?”
 PETA scolds Michelle Obama over using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll   "PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday's Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let's Move!” agenda."  Well, these people are Obama voters in all likelihood.
Big Win For CAIR, ACLU: New York Police Department Disbands Counterterrorism Unit That Spied On Potential Islamic Terrorists…

White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people
"Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.' ”

Democrats Increasingly Calling Opponents 'Un-American' 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama. Did David Colbert ever apologize to President Bush?

"The Obama administration at its petulant best.' Weasel Zippers

WASHINGTON - JUNE 19:  U.S. President George W. Bush (R) presents a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. M.D (L), for his work withneurological disorders during an East Room ceremony June 19, 2008 at the White House in Washington, DC.  The medal is the nation
Daily Caller ...“ 'He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”

"Conservatives rallied around Carson last year after his remarks, made from a podium as Obama sat just feet away. In his speech, he railed against “political correctness” and offered specific ideas for health care reform."  More here.

Contrast that with the Colbert-Bush episode at the 2006 White House Correspondents Association dinner where Colbert took cheap shot after Cheap shot at President Bush. He knew Bush's class would ensure his safety. Before a liberal crowd, Mr. Colbert was like the little toady in "A Christmas Story" who has Scut Farkus behind him

Obama's Pencil-thin Presidency

American Thinker   ... "Pens suggest importance and permanence. Great documents are composed with pens.  Pivotal moments in history are recorded in ink, as are inspiring presidential legacies. The references to the current president inserted into those biographies, however, are sketched in the erasable strokes of a pencil -- as is everything else Obama has ever produced or that his presidency has inspired.

"Pencils' output is flexible. Pencils design and transform and spin.  Pencils redefine, divide, draw distractions and smudge and distort and erase:  facts, events, and narratives.

"Penciled opinions can conveniently evolve.  Penciled statistics, measurements and books are easily cooked. Red lines marked by pencils can be erased and redrawn. Laws become mere “suggestions” and imply a “vast amount of discretion” in enforcement."
"Because Obama is a “master of words” -- one with the ability to control their meaning -- his pencil, aided by a vast media complex, is a tool that holds the potential for absolute power as executive, legislator and judge. 
"Thomas Sowell put it a little clearer than Mr. Tribe when he observed about Obama: “One of the many ways of lying smoothly is to simply redefine words.”
Cindy Simpson