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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Will Obama Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory Over Hamas?

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen

Andrew C. McCarthy  
"Important columns by former attorney general Michael Mukasey and Caroline Glick make the point that in Israel’s defensive war against Hamas, the main thing to focus on is not the missiles; it’s the tunnels. Perhaps more significantly, they demonstrate that the Obama administration, in its mulish appeasement of the Muslim Brotherhood-Sunni supremacist axis that even Islamic governments (indeed, even the Saudis) are shunning, is subverting a golden opportunity to achieve decisive victory over Hamas – the necessary precondition if there is ever to be a stable Israeli-Palestinian settlement." ...

Political Cartoons by Gary McCoy

What to think of the Obamacare court decision?

This Circuit Court’s Obamacare Decision Could Have Huge Consequences    " [Tuesday] the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to the Obama administration, ruling that the language of the Obamacare law only established federal subsidies for individuals enrolling in state-run health care exchanges, not for individuals enrolling in federal-run state-level health care exchanges.
Since 36 states (the administration might deem it 27 states based on nine states’ cooperation with federal exchanges) have opted not to run their own exchanges, this ruling has significant implications for the practical implementation of Obamacare.
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler
How easy is it for fake applicant to get Obamacare subsidy?    "That's a question asked by the Government Accountability Office, who sent investigators out to test the system.
The results are astonishing." ...

Drafting error vs. poor draftsmanship    ... " But it doesn’t matter whether the provision appears in Obamacare because Congress was half-witted or too clever by a half. The provision exists, and it is illegitimate for a court to nullify it."

Althouse:  Nothing to see here! Move along! That Obamacare case is nothing — nothing, I tell you!

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... "Because of the conflicting rulings, a smug Josh Earnest says that the White House will ask for the whole hot mess to be reviewed by a higher appeals court with 11 members - 7 of whom were appointed by Democrats. Guess how that body will rule." ... 

HBO, Beyond the Pale

Power Line    "HBO has done some good things, like Rome and Game of Thrones. But this is one of the most appalling things I have seen in a long time. There is an HBO program called “True Blood” that apparently is about vampires–way to be cutting edge, right? In its most recent episode, it featured a Ted Cruz fundraiser at the George W. Bush presidential library. In the clip below, you can see the characters discussing the fact that only “a--holes” are going to the Ted Cruz event, while a woman, having dressed for the event, describes herself as a “Republicunt.” The clip concludes with a vampire saying that of all the horrible things he has seen in the last 100 years, the Ted Cruz fundraiser is the worst."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pic of The Day: Code Pink Leader Gets Photobombed By Israel Supporter While Giving Anti-Israel Speech…

Weasel Zippers
"Oh man, CODEPINK'd , the head of CODEPINK, during an anti-Israel speech:

LA Street Artist Blasts Obama for 'Scandalous' Fundraiser

Truth Revolt

President Obama greeted by scathing street art as he arrives in LA for a $32,000.00 a plate fundraiser
"As President Obama arrives in Los Angeles for his $32,000 per plate fundraiser at the home of Shonda Rhimes this week, a local street artist is pointing out the irony of the producer of the hit TV show Scandal, a show about a Washington public relations firm that specializes in managing political scandals, hosting the producer of such actual scandals as the cover-up surrounding the Benghazi attack, the lost hard-drives of IRS officials targeting conservatives, and the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.
"Posters went up Monday night all over Hollywood around Rhimes's Hancock Park home and the Sunset Gower Studios where Scandal is filmed." ...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Obama Reportedly Cancels ‘Surprise’ Jimmy Kimmel Appearance This Week

Mediaite   "President Barack Obama has talked politics with David Letterman and slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon, but he has yet to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live. TMZ claimed that was about to change this week when they reported that Obama would appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s show this Wednesday during an already-scheduled trip to Los Angeles.
"The site quoted “ABC network sources” who said Obama would travel to the El Capitan theatre on Hollywood Boulevard to tape a segment with Kimmel that would be at least partly “serious.” Sources at the LAPD reportedly confirmed the news to TMZ, saying the president would be at the studio for one hour starting at 3 p.m. The president is scheduled to be in Los Angeles this week, attending a fundraiser at the home of Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes on Wednesday night. ...

Now, Fox News has reported that the White House canceled the scheduled “surprise” appearance, likely out of concerns that the late night spot would make for poor optics with the crises in Ukraine and Gaza dominating the news cycle. Fox contributor Byron York was one of the first to break that news on Twitter:" Video

The brutal Obama policy that's really driving the Border Crisis

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
American Thinker   "A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy – one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border – largely has escaped the media’s notice.

"This same policy is driving the historic surge of children at the border, as everyone from coyotes to illegal immigrant adults already in America seeks to use children to guarantee their safe passage into the country, or to protect them from deportation if they are illegally living here.

"The flood of illegal immigrant children, piling up like human debris on the US border, won’t stop until conservatives learn about the obscure Obama administration policy that’s deliberately driving it and reverse it."

Robert Fulford: As the world burns, America shrugs

From Canada: National Post
A Pew Research Center poll determined that more than half of Americans now think the United States should mind its own business and let other countries “get along the best they can on their own” — the highest number since Pew began raising that issue 40 years ago.
"The slow American withdrawal from world affairs has been apparent for a long time, but has never been so glaringly evident as this week in the Middle East.

"Hamas is at war with Israel, the brutal struggle in Syria frustrates the world, the terrorists of ISIS are making serious progress in Iraq — and now another attempt to deprive Iran of nuclear weapons has, so far, been thwarted.

"The United States has a position of sorts in each of these arenas, but it’s not powerful in any of them. American influence has faded.

"The world’s governments no longer worry as much as they once did about what Washington wants, partly because Washington doesn’t know what it wants. U.S. policy has become erratic and half-hearted, subject to arbitrary change without notice." ...

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President Obama looks like the guy in the office who gave his '2 weeks notice'

Obama asleep at the switch as the world spins out of control

Is the White House Lying or Just Bad at Crisis Communications?    "Ordering a cheeseburger with fries while a downed airline smolders may not have been a great decision."
Benjamin Netanyahu's government ordered the Israeli invasion of Gaza after two weeks of air raid missile attacks on Tel Aviv from Gaza by Hamas. The prime minister has been sleeping on the floor of his office with his closest aides. No leader's done that since Bill Clinton.   Argus Hamilton

President Reagan speaks clearly on the downing of the Soviet shoot-down of the Korean Airlines flight 007

MH 17 vs. KAL 007—Obama vs. Reagan   "Leadership then, leadership now."
... "Obama’s initial reaction was terribly un-presidential, even sophomoric. He briefly acknowledged the tragedy in a statement in Delaware before moving ahead with a speech in which he cracked jokes and zinged Republicans for not funding an airport project. He offended diehard liberals like CNN’s Piers Morgan. “President Obama massively dropped the ball just now,” Morgan tweeted. “23 Americans killed and he says ‘it looks like a terrible tragedy’ then back to jokes?' ”

There's nothing funny about the cartoon below, "because there's nothing funny about Barack Obama's public reaction to the missile attack and downing of a Malaysian Air jet carrying 295 people, 23 of whom were Americans. All were killed."
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Christian Holocaust Underway in Iraq, USA and World Look On

Big Peace

"When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000.

"In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching." ...

Last Christians Forced to Flee Mosul by Islamic Group

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"The wonders of Muslim outreach and inter-faith dialogue. Another Muslim country ethnically cleansed in accordance with Islamic law. What is so galling is the absolute denial by these foppish elites who insist that it has nothing to do with Islam, when everybody knows that it has everything to do with Islam.
" Muslims have long purged the Jews from Iraq. Back in 2007, TIME Magazine wrote, “Baghdad was once one of the great cradles of Jewish culture and wisdom, but now, according to the Christian priest who has been looking after them, there are only eight Jews left in the Iraqi capital, and their situation is ‘more than desperate.’”
" And Islamic groups in Gaza, Judea and Samaria mean to do the same thing with the Jews of Israel. They purged them from everywhere else in their area of dominant influence.
"Photo above: Iraqis attending Mass in June at a church in Al Qosh, where many Christians have fled after being forced into leaving their homes in Mosul by the devout Muslim group, Islamic State." ...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Our concerns over Elizabeth Warren

The definitive Elizabeth Warren Storify   
Run Liz Run Elizabeth Warren for President Video Netroots
"With Elizabeth Warren reaching cult status, and momentum growing to convince her to run for President, it’s worth keeping in mind that Elizabeth Warren’s career is nothing like portrayed.
No, I’m not just referring to the Cherokee deal. From her legal representation for large pay of the biggest corporate interests to questions raised by other professors about her academics, there is a story behind Elizabeth Warren which is at risk of going down the memory hole.

"That’s the main reason we created ElizabethWarrenWiki.org — to preserve the record and the research.

"It’s also why Twitter user @Coondawg68 has created a Storify, Liz Warren #RunLizRun on the occasion of Warrens star appearance at Netroots Nation (the left-wing blogger gathering). It is an accumulation of much of Warren’s story via tweets, some of which are pugnacious, but most informative as to the historical record:"   Full article...

Video: Any thoughts on this Israel/Hamas war in Gaza, Elizabeth Warren?  "Comic relief amid an unusually grim news cycle from Capitol City Project. This morning she outlined 11 commandments of progressivism at Netroots Nation; the clip below was her chance to outline number 12, “Blame Israel.” She passed, which is too bad. I’m curious to see how she handles the deep, thinly concealed split on the Middle East between her two constituencies. " ...

OUT: Cult of Obama // IN: Cult of Warren     "In many ways, Elizabeth Warren is the perfect Democratic Party candidate to follow Obama. First term senator? Check. No major accomplishments to speak of? Check. No executive experience? Check. A questionable life story that the media refuses to investigate? Check. She really has it all.

"The progressive base of the Democratic Party recognizes her potential and just like they did with Obama, they’re already creating a cult of personality around her"
"If you can stomach it, listen to this new song created by the folks at Ready For Warren."
Language advisory.

... "For her part in the transformation of politics into religion, Warren has created a list of progressive commandments.

"Emily Roller of National Journal reported:" ...

Under other circumstances, this writer would be one of the Warren supporters mentioned above: "Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist"

Danusha V. Goska   "How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a button saying "Eat the Rich." To me it wasn't a metaphor.

"I voted Republican in the last presidential election.

"Below are the top ten reasons I am no longer a leftist. This is not a rigorous comparison of theories. This list is idiosyncratic, impressionistic, and intuitive. It's an accounting of the milestones on my herky-jerky journey." ... 
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