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

Monday, August 31, 2015

We edge closer to nuclear war and this president renames a mountain

Michael Ramirez Cartoon
Renaming Mount McKinley Obama's Insult To Competence " President Obama says he's changing the name of Alaska's Mt. McKinley to Denali. Given President McKinley's record on racial healing, fiscal discipline, global power and disaster response, Obama's got some timing.

"Ohioans were right to take President Obama's unilateral changing of the name of the 20,200-foot peak to Mount Denali as an insult.

President Barack Obama will change the name of Mount McKinley, the top of which is the country's highest point, back to its traditional Alaskan title, Denali.

"Denali comes from the indigenous Athabaskan language and means 'high one', also the name of the national park surrounding the mountain. 
"Russian settlers in the region called it Bolshaya Gora, or 'big mountain', before Alaska was sold to the US in 1867. "

 McKinley’s Greatest Monument   "It’s a mystery to us where President Obama or his interior secretary, Sally Jewell, gets the authority to rename in Alaska a mountain whose name was ratified by Congress a century ago as McKinley. We can understand the Democratic Party’s interest, in that McKinley, a Republican, was a particularly fine President. He was, moreover, one of four presidents felled by an assassin. We can understand, too, the sentiments of Alaska, whose legislature has wanted to change the name. Where, though, does the president come off doing this by fiat?
. . . 
 "Maybe some day a Republican president will restore to John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport the name of Idlewild, which is the name us native New Yorkers use for the airport (Idlewild is still a permitted reference for the airport in the “Reporters Handbook and Manual of Style of the New York Sun”). We could see the logic of it in an age of hyper-sensitivity to local sentiments. But we would object were a president to simply rename the airport after Congress had been asked and decided not to act." . . .

Officers' Letter to Congress on Iran Deal Is Not a One-Day Story

"Out of respect to their experience, expertise, service, and commitment, we owe them a serious hearing.
"This is not a one-day PR story.  It is a profound and critical moment in our nation's history.  Every concerned citizen needs to read and share the letter with others.  This is urgent.  There is not a moment to be lost.
"Military officers use understated language in public, but I can be blunt.
"Here is my blunt summary of their letter:
American Thinker   "The most dangerous presidency in American history is now rushing to its climax.  This is the lethal moment that Bush and Cheney warned us about – the catastrophic moment when a fanatical Armageddon regime in Tehran will be guaranteed a path to nuclear weapons.  Some military experts are convinced they already have them.

"The Bush administration made many mistakes, but it was absolutely on target about the danger of terrorists armed with nukes.  For rational actors, nuclear weapons are a last-ditch defense, because in a nuclear exchange, everybody loses.  Irrational and suicide-preaching regimes are different, just as Jim Jones was different from your Junior League Club.

"Today, Obama actually wants to give the most destructive weapons in the world to Iran's genocidal regime.
He has simply switched sides." . . . 

 "Military officers save their bluntest language for private  conversations, and they should.

"But please be aware that in the eight points above, almost 200 retired flag officers of the United States have essentially accused American politicians and high officials of treason, as defined by the U.S. Constitution as "aiding and abetting" the enemies of the United States in time of war (US Constitution, Article III, Section 3).

"They came as close as possible without actually using the word." Read more

Time to resurrect 'Un-American Activities'?

James Longstreet  . . . "I was piqued by Jorge Ramos and his apparent pride in being an American citizen, yet also seemingly having a warm spot for his former employer La Raza and groups that cheer the “reconquest” of the American Southwest by citizens of a foreign nation.  Imagine any immigrant from another country promoting a takeover of another section of our nation.  “For what purpose” is the question that leaps to mind. 

"These groups are engaged in activities that could be termed “un-American” by some, or maybe by many.  There are other activities, upon examination, that might just qualify for “un-American.”

"Encouraging the creation of “sanctuary cities” is nothing more than creating a shelter within the borders of our country and contrary to the law of the nation.  Is it not un-American to encourage the violation of the laws of the country, and is it not geometrically a greater un-American activity when the persons doing so are federal officials sworn to an oath contrary to their actions?" . . .

What GOP Can Learn From Trump: Straight Talk, Common Sense

"The two signature legislative reform laws that the Democrats passed during the Obama years — ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank — have failed."
 Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
Investor's Business Daily   "Instead of wringing their hands about Donald Trump's intrusion and romp through their party, Republican candidates serious about leading America in the 21st century should take some cues and cards from the Trump hand and see if they can raise him on policy substance.

"Trump may be brash and inconsistent with some conservative values. But his candor about making America great again has enormous appeal, and his straight talk wins accolades and distinguishes him from the political class.

"Perhaps most importantly, Trump's natural disposition and ready willingness to break out of the straitjacket of political correctness is as refreshing as it is overdue and vital to redirect national priorities.

"The very concept of making America great is now foreign to a Democratic Party obsessed with race, gender and class identity, equal outcomes and expanding entitlement programs. This, together with the Democrats' lack of new ideas on creating jobs and growing the economy, provide an opening that Republicans ought to be able to drive a truck through." . .

The execution of Deputy Darren Goforth

 “I’m tired of people calling these black activists,” he added. “They’re not black activists. This is black slime and it needs to be eradicated from American society. I need every law abiding person in America to stand up and start pushing back against this slime.”     Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke

USA Today
Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond . . . " 'He runs up behind Deputy Goforth and puts the gun to the back of his head and shoots. Deputy Goforth hits the ground and then he continues to unload his gun, shooting repeatedly into the back of Deputy Goforth," Anderson said.
"Goforth was shot 15 times and a witness saw the shooting, Anderson said. She added that the shell casings match the .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun found at Miles' home." . . .

Sheriff David Clarke: Barack Obama Started This War On Police (Video) "August 29th, 2015 • Sheriff David Clarke placed blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. The Milwaukee County Sheriff said that Obama and Holder laid the groundwork for "this war on police" by supporting 'activists' who have disparaged law enforcement based upon a set of lies."

Whatever could have inspired the point-blank murder of a white sheriff's deputy?   "Cops in Houston, Texas are blaming the increasingly violent Black Lives Matter movement for the unprovoked killing Friday of a uniformed white sheriff's deputy allegedly committed by a black man who snuck up on the officer without saying a word and fired a gun repeatedly into his body until he was dead." . . .

DNC Passes Resolution to Support #BlackLivesMatter – The Next Day They Chant “Pigs in a Blanket”
"23 police officers have been gunned down this year, so far, in the line of duty.Black Lives Matter protesters marched in Minnesota this weekend chanting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.' ”

..police down

Life Coach Jaxi West: Texas Cop Killing ‘Is What Justice Looks Like’ . . . "One of the worst tweets I’ve seen is also the most sickening because it wasn’t vomited out by a notorious hatemonger like Louis Farrakhan or #FukYoFlag organizer “Sunshine” (who hosts a radio talk show in Texas where she and her callers, encourage listeners  to kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America),
"No, this hate tweet was posted by a “life coach” from Los Angeles who goes by the name Jaxi West. Jaxi doesn’t want to be mean, but you know what? This cop kinda had it coming, y’all." . . .
. . . 
"Jaxi had other sophisticated things to say on Twitter over the weekend.
Later she tweeted:
 "To all you that are spending lots of your time writing hate messages to me and name calling - grow up. My tweet did NOT condone the killing."
Oh. OK then. Sorry.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Media Reacts To Hillary’s Terrorist Comments

. . . "Hillary Clinton stirred up a hornets nest with her comparison of her GOP rivals to terrorists:

“ 'Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world—but it’s a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States,” Clinton said.

"On Morning Joe today, the panel discussed Hillary’s comments:
"Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe Joe Scarborough lambasted Hillary Clinton for comparing her GOP rivals to terrorists, calling the remarks “gutter politics at its worst” designed to distract from her email scandal.

“It was disgusting. It was absolutely disgusting,” Scarborough said. “Hillary Clinton saying that somebody who is pro-life– I mean, let’s tell the truth; she wanted us to talk about this. She wanted to throw a bright shiny object out there, so they don’t talk about the email scandal.”

“ 'And so she has to be so hyperbolic and insulting and quite frankly just — it’s gutter politics at its worst to compare people to radical terrorists that cut off people’s heads and blow up grandmoms,” he said.

“ 'It’s not all right. And we’ve seen by reporting what these terrorists do to young girls, the sexual slavery is absolutely appalling. And what Hillary Clinton did is compare somebody who is pro-life — which is close to 50% of Americans — to radical terrorists.”
 "Furthermore, Scarborough thinks it was planned all along:
“You know what she was doing during the most disgusting part?” Scarborough said. “She was reading notes. This was planned, and the campaign said she has no plans to apologize and now she’s accusing Republicans of twisting her words.”
"Joe’s theory is that Hillary and her team did this on purpose in order to distract attention away from her problems with her email and a looming FBI investigation. See the video:"

What Does the Modern Malleability of Gender and Race Mean for the Future of Affirmative Action?

The DNA-derived color of one’s skin — not the content of one’s character — usually alone qualified one for affirmative action. If Shaun King or Rachel Dolezal can become black simply by asserting that they are black, are they then eligible for special minority advantages?
Victor Davis Hanson

Caitlyn Jenner at the Espy Awards, July 15, 2015. (Kevin Winter/Getty)

"In the present postmodern world, we are told that there is no such thing as a biologically distinct gender. Instead, gender is now socially constructed. It can be defined by the individual in almost any way he or she sees fit.

"In the old days, many clinical psychologists would have believed that Caitlyn Jenner — who first came to fame as Olympian Bruce Jenner — is experiencing a well-chronicled psychological state known as transvestism, or the innate pleasure in wearing the clothes and assuming the manners and appearance of the opposite sex.

"Jenner, however, identifies as transgendered. But even if the term is new, the condition is not. References to people acting or dressing as if they were members of the opposite sex — or somewhere in between — were commonly found in the works of ancient authors such as Catullus and Petronius. The difference is that the Greeks and Romans saw it as a psychosexual condition, while today’s postmoderns insist that the transgendered have assumed a self-constructed and genuinely new sexual identity.

"Have they really?" . . .
 Rachel Dolezal

#AllLivesMatter March Draws 20,000

Legal Insurrection

“I’m not going to be bullied for saying #AllLivesMatter”

. . . "Led by conservative activist and talk show host Glenn Beck, more than 20,000 people chanting “All Lives Matter” marched the historic civil rights route from Kelly Ingram Park to Birmingham City Hall this morning.

“ 'It’s about taking our church out in the streets,” Beck said. He said marchers came from as far away as China, Dubai and the Netherlands.

"Actor Chuck Norris, a conservative activist known for his martial arts, action movies and TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger,” marched about two rows behind Beck. Alveda King, a niece of civil rights activist the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched in the front row. Bishop Jim Lowe, pastor of the predominantly black Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, co-organized the march with Beck and marched with him at the front. As a child, Lowe attended Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where the march started, a headquarters church for the civil rights movement in Birmingham. Lowe and his sisters were in the church when a KKK bomb blew up the church and killed four little girls on Sept. 15, 1963." . . .

Spy found dead in a bag 'had infuriated his MI6 bosses by illegally hacking into secret US data on Bill Clinton'

Daily Mail
"The British spy whose body was found padlocked inside a bag in his flat had illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton, it has been revealed.
"Gareth Williams, 31, was discovered in a holdall in the bath at his London home five years ago this month, but the mystery surrounding his death has never been solved.
"Today, it has been revealed the spy had dug out a guest list for an event Clinton was due to attend as a favour for a friend." . . . 

During Mr Williams' inquest, a yoga expert failed to lock himself inside an identical bag without any outside assistance
During Mr Williams' inquest, a yoga expert failed to lock himself inside an identical bag without any outside assistance

. . . "The hack breached Mr Williams' security clearance and this sparked anger among MI6 bosses as tensions rose with U.S. security services over the spy's transatlantic work, The Sun on Sunday has reported.

"A source said: 'The Clinton diary hack came at a time when Williams' work with America was of the most sensitive nature.

"'It was a diplomatic nightmare for Sir John Sawers, the new director of MI6 at the time.' " . . .

Summer Snow to Greet Obama on Alaska Climate Trip

Roy Spencer, Ph. D.   "When President Obama visits Alaska this week to campaign for a new international agreement to fight global warming climate change, Alaska will be experiencing colder than normal weather and forecast summer snows, as seen in this WeatherBell.com graphic of forecast total snowfall by Friday:
Forecast total snowfall by Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 from the GFS model (WeatherBell.com graphic).
"Forecast total snowfall by Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 from the GFS model (WeatherBell.com graphic).

"Besides this latest example of the Gore Effect, the dirty little secret is that the climate is always changing, and what better place to illustrate the role of Mother Nature (not humans) than in Alaska?"


Image by Oleg Atbashian of  The People's Cube

American Thinker

What do you think when Miley Cyrus declares herself 'pansexual'?

American Thinker  . . . "I think liberals are just trying to be stylish and think up new names for things.  There are heterosexuals, and there are homosexuals.  You can call homosexuals pan, or fluid, or this, or that, but it all amounts to the same thing.

"Personally, given her appetites, I think Miley Cyrus should be called not pansexual, but a pandemic sexual, if she's "changing her style" every two weeks.  She talks about it as casually as one would talk about eating Italian one night and Chinese the next, which shows how confused she is and why we shouldn't teach kids in school to be confused like her." . . .