Sunday, September 30, 2012

Alan Caruba; Obama's Tyrannical Executive Orders

Warning Signs  "A Homeland Security Department study, “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States 1970-2008”, listed Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic”, “suspicious of centralized federal authority” and “reverent of individual liberty” as potential terrorists

".... “On March 15, the White House released an executive order, ‘National Defense Resources Preparedness.’ The document is stunning in its audacity and a flagrant violation of the Constitution.” "

"However, added to active EOs from previous administrations, the Center is correct in its fears that he is "creating a martial law ‘Disney Land’ of control covering everything imaginable.” "
"These executive orders are a blueprint for the takeover by the government by White House fiat, by-passing Congress."By declaring that “international tensions and economic or financial crisis” or a “national emergency” exists, it puts all powers of governance in the hands of one man, Barack Hussein Obama."   (Emphasis added)

Look closer at this subject; The White House’s looming power grab to regulate the Internet.
"President Obama and Congress have checked out of Washington until after Election Day. But caveat, citizen. Their absence isn’t preventing harmful policy from spawning along the Potomac." From Lux Libertas

On the media and Libya: "If you haven't seen this -- or emailed it to others -- then watch it, and then email it to others."

Ace of Spades HQ  "Especially noteworthy is Ayaman Al-Zawahiri, the current "Spiritual Leader" of Al Qaeda, calling for vengeance in Libya for the death of one of its operatives there, just days before the vengeance occurred.

"And the administration didn't evacuate the embassy, or send Marines, or even give it security more effective than door locks."
"Previously, the press has been both biased in a partisan way and an in an ideological way, but usually the partisanship was driven by ideology."

"This isn't ideological bias, then. This is pure advocacy for a political party. Obama's embarrassment is not an ideological issue -- or should not be. I hope we can all agree that a president should attend security briefings -- especially as 9/11 approaches -- and provide adequate warning and security for US government personnel. I hope we can all agree that the government does not suddenly gain a Right To Shamelessly Lie about its failures, simply because it finds it politically advantageous to do so.
"But, as Nina Totenberg's chuckle indicates, the press now in fact believes exactly these things -- so long as the president we're talking about is Democrat, and Obama in particular."

Pat Caddell: The Media Has Become The Enemy Of the Public. ...
"This is absolutely true. Obama is empowered to lie -- and worse -- because he knows the media will spin for him.
"This is dangerous. This is how democracies die."

Kirsten Powers: What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It?
"Kirsten Powers wants to know "What did they know, and when did they know it?" about Obama's massive foreign policy failures in the Middle East as our embassies went up in flames last week. She went on to say that Obama and his State Department underlings are simply lying to us... and the Old Media is letting him slide on this outrage."

Infidel Babe Of The Week Realizes Obama Might Not Have Israel's Back

By Pastorius at Infidel Bloggers Alliance  "This video got my attention from minute one."

Obama and Iran combined are a real threat to the existence of Israel.

Mitt's getting advice up the wazoo, but here's more:

Thomas Lifson; Pssst, Mitt! Read this before Wednesday's debate  "Mitt can explain that Obama has made it harder for ordinary Americans to invest in their fellow Americans. The real clincher that makes the case is that Americans #1, 2, and 3 could easily be the same person, an unemployed union member with pension benefits, for example. The system by which Am ericans invest in each other has been hobbled by Obama's policies."

Forbes; October Surprise: How "The Economy" Slipped Away From Romney  "First problem for Romney is that there is now a broader discussion of the economy, in part the result of “the 47 percent” fiasco.  After “the economy,” the phrases most often used by top influencers last week were “the 47 percent” (69 mentions), “the Middle East” (54 mentions), and “early voting” (39 mentions).  The fact that “the 47 percent” is still driving so much conversation is of course meaningful.  It’s not just the volume of the conversation.  It’s also the way “the 47 percent” is helping to reframe the discussion around the economy. "

Al Hunt; Obama’s Penchant for Arrogance Is Bigger Debate Foe  "Obama and his top political advisers basically are contemptuous of their opponent, according to people who’ve spent time with the president in private. Four years ago, the Obama camp viewed John McCain as wrong for the times, but had personal respect for him. 
"It’s different today. The president’s campaign sees Romney as an out-of-touch stiff without core beliefs, willing to say or do anything for political advantage.  
"Fair or not, that’s a derisive characterization."

Libya Attack Still an Inexplicable Failure

Max Boot in Commentary Magazine;  "This lapse is all the more shocking given the fact that the State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security is known for taking an ultra-cautious approach to protecting America’s representatives abroad. Heads should roll over this failure. (They should also roll over the Anglo-American military failure to protect Harrier jump jets at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.) And senior officials in the Obama administration, starting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, must explain how this inexplicable failure took place."

"Just days ago, our Cairo embassy was invaded and sacked by a mob while Egyptian security ttood by and watched. None of the perpetrators have been arrested and Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi took almost a week before issuing a pro forma grudging apology.

"None of that matters.  President Obama wants to give his Muslim Brotherhood pals a special jirzyah of nearly half a billion dollars:"

When does the press begin calling it "Libyagate"?

"Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat." -- President Barack Obama: Sept 6th, 2012, at the Democratic Convention.
"What you'll see below was inspired by the vitally important video-report Brett Baier closed "Special Report" with last night, but this will hopefully go into even greater detail. We'll also look into three specific areas: 1) Security failures. 2) The lies. 3) The attempted cover up of numbers one and two."....
"The Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes asks:
Some of the misleading information provided to the public could not possibly have been a result of incomplete or evolving intelligence. The information about security for the ambassador and the compound, for instance, would have been readily available to administration officials from the beginning. And yet when Susan Rice appeared on five political talk shows on September 16, she erroneously claimed that the two ex-Navy SEALs killed in the attack were, along with several colleagues, providing security. They were not. Why did she say this?
"Good question. But I have a better one: Why did our president say the same:"

 Lies Upon Lies to Cover-Up Blood on His Hands  "Interesting that, just days after the liberal convention where these statements were front and center and after a year of spiking the football…We get attacked…BY al QAEDA…on 9-11.
"Obama, in his arrogance and desperate to win an election, reverted to statements such as these to make him appear tough on terrorism.  It backfired. BIG TIME.
"Unaccounted for are documents from the consulate. Some  are reported to contain names of Libyans who have been working with Americans.
"Remember the good Doctor in Pakistan who helped us to identify bin Laden? WE THREW HIM UNDER THE BUS!!!
"Now…We potentially have Libyans who were helping us and who’s names are in the hands of al Qaeda!!
"How fortunate for al Qaeda that our FBI has NOT been to Benghazi!!!!!"

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Movie portraying American oil and natural gas producers as greedy polluters was financed by the… United Arab Emirates

Michelle Malkin "From the sound of it, the new Matt Damon film “Promised Land” might as well carry the following disclaimer: “This vilification of the U.S. oil and gas industry is brought to you by the friendly folks at Foreign Oil™." 
The author quotes from from this Heritage article:
The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.

"Normally Hollywood takes a skeptical tone toward the motives of big business and refuses to be used to push greedy corporate interests… unless those interests are financing their films."

Damon's 'Promised Land' Uses Money from OPEC Member to Trash American Oil Companies  "The movie presents American oil companies as greedy corporations that trash and pollute small-town America in attempts to extract oil and gas from shale formations. Yet, because fracking has been proven environmentally sound in the real world, the movie suggests oil companies might be planting "doom-saying" environmentalists in order to undercut the legitimacy of environmental voices all-together."....
"U.S. oil and gas companies are now using fracking techniques to get natural gas well: Cheniere Energy is about to start exporting 2.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from Louisiana. Since the UAE ranks sixth-worldwide in natural gas reserves, 2.2 billion cubic feet a day flooding the market from Louisiana cannot be welcome news." 

This won't be the first time for fracking as Hollywood's newest villain. Remember this  ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ episode called, ‘Dirty Little Secrets’? 
"The plot featured an ex-Blackwater agent, masquerading as a yoga guru, who kills a vegan student and a professor in order to hide his drilling for natural gas from shale. This episode was a triple decker for left-wing stereotypes."
 Fracking replaces, pharmaceuticals, Wal Mart, insurance companies, developers, the CIA, the Army and a host of others that this country can not do without in real life. (Will Islamic radicals ever be cast as bad guys in a movie?)
So...Hollywood's distaste is mainly toward American "big oil" and not foreign "big oil", eh?

From Israel; Awesome: The biggest anti-Obama, pro-Romney ad on Israel you've ever seen

israel matzav, Jerusalem   "The Republican Jewish Coalition presents "Perilous Times," a mini-documentary in which Israeli experts and everyday citizens candidly discuss their concerns about the U.S.-Israel relationship under Pres. Obama. Among the notable experts consulted for this film are :

• Zalman Shoval, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and a highly-respected diplomat;
• Oren Kessler, foreign affairs correspondent at the Jerusalem Post;
• Barry Rubin, an expert on terrorism and Middle East affairs;
• Jacob Levy, Israel's leading pollster and founder of Gallup Israel;
• Itamar Marcus, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch; and
• Yair Shamir, leading Israeli businessman; former chair of El Al and Israel Aerospace; son of former PM Yitzhak Shamir.
Posted by , Israel; an attorney.

This and the following post from iOwnTheWorld

Penn and Teller demonstrate civics

It's Saturday and here is Charles Krauthammer

Go large, Mitt   "The United Nations being an institution of surpassing cynicism and mendacity, the speech was so naive it would have made a fine middle-school commencement address. Instead, it was a plaintive plea by the world’s alleged superpower to be treated nicely by a roomful of the most corrupt, repressive, tin-pot regimes on earth.

"Yet Romney totally fumbled away the opportunity. Here was a chance to make the straightforward case about where Obama’s feckless approach to the region’s tyrants has brought us, connecting the dots of the disparate attacks as a natural response of the more virulent Islamist elements to a once-hegemonic power in retreat. Instead, Romney did two things:"....
"Romney has accumulated tons of cash for 30-second ads. But unless they’re placed on the scaffolding of serious speeches making the larger argument, they will be treated as nothing more than tit for tat."

"If President Obama were Republican, the media would be going nuts over what happened in Libya earlier this month, so much so that it would be having a significantly negative impact on his reelection chances.

"But because these folks are all in on getting this man another four years, their reporting on this matter has been atrocious. 
"Sadly, that's been par for the course for America's corrupt press since Obama first threw his name into the presidential ring in February 2007.
"For the record, besides Totenberg, the other "liberal pals" on the panel were PBS's Mark Shields and Politico's Evan Thomas."

Debates will never be a home game for Romney and Ryan

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
Topics Announced for First Obama-Romney Debate  Oct 3rd, 9 pm Eastern  "The commission said Wednesday that the six 15-minute topic segments for the first debate are: The topics were selected by PBS’s Jim Lehrer, moderator of the first debate, and are also subject to change if news breaks, the commission said. 

The Economy – I
The Economy – II
The Economy – III
Health Care
The Role of Government
LA Times helps Obama with excuses before the fact   " President Obama has blocked out three days to prepare for the October debates, but with the constant pressures that come with one of the world's most important jobs, aides worry he may not get enough practice at the podium."  Letterman and "The View" took a lot out of him, you know.

Media still doing what media has always done for Democrats

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden
The Media's Fatal Slide Continues  "The big media had no interest in following the story; the celebrity journalists knew the president and they knew he was a stout fellow. He meant well and deserved a second term."

Excellent, in-depth column by Pat Caddell;   Romney is not going to win the White House if he doesn’t speak in plain terms about the true nature of this election campaign.   "Yet even now, with just six weeks to go before the election, Romney could turn this election around if he could go on the offensive on multiple fronts, against Obama supporters in the media, and--even more crucially--against Barack Obama on the Middle East. In the paragraphs to follow, we will explain how Romney could do it."  

American Thinker; Barack Obama's Terrorist Attack Cover-Up  "The movie claim is a "look squirrel" distraction that Obama knew wouldn't be challenged by the MSM (since they're in his pocket).  And he was right.  They parroted his claims about the movie as the cause and went back to criticizing Mitt Romney.
"And the "investigative reporting" from CNN, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the rest of the alphabet media?  Crickets."

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson
Did MSNBC Doctor Another Video to Trash Romney? Read more:  "Townhall observed, "What appears to be an unpopular Romney seeking appreciation and attention from a Paul Ryan-infatuated audience is really a man who is generously deflecting attention away from himself onto his VP nominee."  
"That's clearly not what Scarborough and Brzezinski depicted, is it?"
...."Assuming the callers into the "Pat and Stu" show were correct, one has to wonder if Scarborough and Brzezinski were similarly duped or somehow a part of the canard.
"Regardless of the answer, that's one fine "news network," isn't it?"

Allen West’s campaign commercials

This Ain't Hell (But you can see it from here)
"Murphy’s campaign responded by bringing up the 2003 incident in Iraq in which then-Lt. Col. West fired a gun near the head of an Iraqi detainee during an interrogation. Military prosecutors charged West with assault and he potentially faced 11 years in prison and dishonorable discharge. After a military hearing, he was fined $5,000 and allowed to retire as a lieutenant colonel with a full pension."
Background on The case of Lt. Col. Allen B. West.   ..."After about 20 more minutes of useless questioning, West grabbed the man, held him down near a box full of sand used to discharge jammed weapons, and said something like, "This is it. I'm going to count to five again, and if you don't give me what I want, I'm going to kill you." West held the man down, counted to five, and then fired his pistol into the discharging box about a foot from the Iraqi's head. He began talking. Over the next few minutes, the prisoner gave very specific information about the plot. He named the conspirators, gave times and dates of the assassination plan, and even described how attacks would be made."

Arab American Voters 'Overwhelmingly' Support Obama

Newsmax  "But those Arab-Americans who are Muslims now “overwhelmingly” support the Democratic candidate compared to four years ago, he adds

....."They can be attracted to a Republican candidate but the Republican Party has to have a message that reaches them.
"“Right now, it does not have a message that reaches them. It’s hostile on Middle East issues, hostile on the civil rights of people of Arab descent, very hostile on issues involving Islam and the Muslim community, and that’s not a winning formula to get votes.”"

Viewers Guide: Obama’s “Economic Patriotism” video

Conservative Daily News   "On Wednesday, the Obama campaign released an ad showing the President explaining his economic plan for his next four years. Big promises with no detailed actions are the mainstay of the production, but we offer a  viewer’s guide to put the rhetoric in perspective."
Following the video is analysis of each of Mr. Obama's points from the columnist's perspective. Kind of a "this is what the truth is..." commentary.

"Obama ends the video saying that “it’s time for a new economic patriotism” – sounds a lot like, get ready for Obama’s new normal – 1% or less GDP growth, high unemployment and skyrocketing numbers of Americans on government assistance. Several democrats have referred to their tax the rich proposals as helping the wealthy be more patriotic. Perhaps that what Obama means with this new term."

Friday, September 28, 2012

From Haile Selassie to Bibi Netanyahu (We learn nothing from history)

By Alan Caruba at Warning Signs    "On June 20, 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia addressed the League of Nations following the annexation of his nation by Italy the previous year, after Mussolini’s army had invaded. Both nations were members of the League. It condemned the invasion and had imposed economic sanctions that were weak and ignored by its members.   (This related newsreel may be prophetic)
"In the wake of having been driven from Ethiopia, Selassie warned the League’s assembled diplomats “It is us today. It will be you tomorrow.” "....(More excerpts after the video)

This video seems to portray the plight of Israel in 2012, right down to the Italian catcalls that speak to me of today's leftist, anti-Israel protesters. Our current national leadership is made from the same mold as those weak-willed leaders of the 1936 democracies, who, in fairness, were only reflecting the attitudes of the public who put them in power and kept them there. (Their "base", as we refer to them today. Their base is an ass.)TD

....Caruba's column continues: Netanyahu "asked of a nuclear Iran, “who would be safe in the Middle East, in Europe, in America, anywhere?” Just as Selassie had told the League of Nations, Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly a blunt truth, but it has not stirred many, including the U.S., to action except to park warships in the Persian Gulf, a familiar warning. "
"Israel will be tasked to save the West because the West, once again, cannot find the courage to save itself, just like in 1936."

Cowardice now, just as then, puts millions of Jewish lives at the mercy of wicked nations who want to kill Jews by the millions and who have a proven track record of doing just that. TD

Some Obama voters

Obama Voter: Assassinated Libya Ambassador ‘had it coming’     "There are really no words for this guy. One person on the YouTube comments said, “stupid”.  Maybe they are being a bit too kind."

How Obama Got Elected... Interviews With Obama Voters Nancy Pelosi is "pretty cool".

What Do Barack Obama Voters Know?

This next one has gone viral and has been featured by Rush the past couple of days. 
" "It’s true that government provides free cellphones to the poor and disabled people," the site reads. "But the Obama part is not true as Obama didn’t initiate this program. It’s on the run [sic] since the administration of Reagan." "

"Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., received a mailed solicitation last year informing her she was eligible for a phone, leading her to question the program."
However I'm sure the government will do much better handling your health care.


WND   "He suggested that Muslims living in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. kill Westerners who criticize Islam and display their decapitated heads along roads.
" “While expressing respect for those calling to boycott European and American products over the release of the film ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ which negatively depicts Muhammad, Muhib insists that the best way to deter people from insulting Muhammad and his wives is to implement his proposal,” the terror monitor report said.
"The report said it was in a posting called “Allah Willing, This Is How We Will Avenge Our Prophet Against Those Insulting Him.” 
...."The suggestion for beheadings recalls the recent reports from WND that Muslims in the Middle East are returning to crucifixions as a method of punishment.
"WND had confirmed a Sky News Arabia report of the crucifixion of dissidents in Egypt.
"Then a report from Lebanon Today translated into English, said the Yemeni jihadist group Ansar al-Shariah took control of the Azzan area of Yemen and imposed Islamic law, or Shariah.
"In the process, the group crucified three men, accusing them of being agents for the U.S. The executions reportedly took place several months ago."  Hat tip to Walt Stier, Santa Maria, CA
Includes this graphic video.

On the Obama Middle East Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy News Items: CNN says Obama favored on foreign policy;  Obama Favored in Key Muslim CountriesObama's High Ratings Hold Despite Some Policy Concerns

The above were from the "Go Figure" file. The following come from the "Reality" file:

Victor Davis Hanson on Middle East Madness   "President Obama chose not to support nearly a million Iranian dissidents in 2009. Two years later, he belatedly offered encouragement to the revolutionaries who overthrew Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak.
"Yet those snubbed in Iran were far more likely to oppose radical Islam than the protestors who later put the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Cairo."  (Emphasis mine, TD)

Hanson also calls Obama, "President Ethelred"  (More specifically, "Ethelred the Unready")  "If Obama were a conservative Republican, a George W. Bush for example, the media narrative of Libyagate would be one of an asleep, incompetent president, lieutenants who were brazenly mendacious, an incompetent secretary of state, and an administration conspiracy of silence — juxtaposed with a wider story of a disastrous retreat from Afghanistan, an abandonment of any influence in Iraq, a refusal to recognize the situation in Syria and Egypt — and impotence as a war looms between Iran and Israel."

Thomas Lifson writes in American Thinker: Susan Rice blew off Netanyahu UN speech    "The US is backing away from its relationship to Israel. And after the election, Obama will have a lot more flexibility."
Even Dems on the Hill wondering what the heck happened in Benghazi   "The media has already moved on to other, more important things - like trying to defeat Mitt Romney. The death Ambassador Stevens has become a non-event and will stay that way until long after the election."

Bibi calls it like it is.  "If only we had a leader this strong."
Sununu: ‘Lazy and Detached’ Obama Set Stage for Ambassador’s Murder  " “This president has, in my opinion, failed to maintain respect for the United States in that part of the world. And respect is one of the great assets you have in trying to protect your diplomats around the world,” he said."

Barack Obama: Slacker-in-Chief  "Obama this week met with exactly zero world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, not least of them Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who wants to stop Iran from redecorating Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with mushroom clouds. Obama found time, however, to serve as “eye candy” for Whoopi Goldberg and the cast of The View."

Thomas Sowell calls Obama "Our Feckless* First Leader"    An appearance on Letterman trumps meeting with Netanyahu.
"The only question now is whether the American voters will wake up before it is too late — not just for Israel, but for America."
*Feckless; 1. weak, ineffective  2: worthless, irresponsible

How about this for a cowardly foreign policy move? Anti-Islam filmmaker arrested; held without bail   "You can't escape the notion that the film is at the heart of these proceedings and it will be seen that way in the Muslim world. They will recognize the parole violation as an excuse - happens in their countries all the time. A free speech advocate or political reformer is arrested and charged with a crime unrelated to his political activities. This is a favorite tactic of authoritarians around the world and now, it's being used in America."

Obama losing the hobo vote

Legal Insurrection   "Spray painted on the side of a railroad car isn’t the same as a bumper sticker, but that also can explain the rather less than witty expression of opinion."

Israel vs. Iran and America

From The Patriot Factor;  Netanyahu gets it...Obama does not
"Netanyahu began by answering, in carefully chosen words, Ahmadinejad’s comment that Israel has no roots in the region.  He said, with a calculatedly reserved passion, that “3000 years ago, King David reigned over our eternal Capital of Jerusalem...the Jewish people have come home…we will never be uprooted again!”
"NEVER AGAIN...never ever again will the Jewish people be thrown out of their homeland...a homeland given to them by God.  My words but I’m sure the thoughts of this great man."  
.... "Six weeks or so to go and then Israel will once again have a friend in the White House; a friend who will stand by her...who will fight alongside her if need be; a friend who understands that the bond between America and Israel will NOT be severed no matter how the traitor in the White House wants it to be...
..."a friend by the name of Mitt Romney.
"Yesterday, Benjamin Netanyahu showed the world what a true leader of men looks like...on November 6th ‘We the People’ will show him and Israel that we got it right this time."  Diane Sori.   Hat tip to Rick Bulow, Chicago

Will the World Heed Netanyahu’s Warning?  "But, as the UN’s own investigative body, the International Atomic Energy Agency has reported, the progress made in the last year makes the advances Netanyahu discussed quite realistic."  

The prophet Ezekiel spoke of God's regathering Jews back to the land He had given to them:   And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. Ezekiel 34:13

As did the prophet Jeremiah:   However, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when it will no longer be said, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ 15 but it will be said, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ For I will restore them to the land I gave their ancestors. (Jeremiah 16)

Because God had promised the land to Israel back in the days of Genesis:  The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.”

And Israel will come back from the nations to stay:  ...."When I bring them home from the lands of their enemies, my holiness will be displayed to the nations. Then my people will know that I am the Lord their God - responsible for sending them away to exile and responsible for bringing them home. I will leave none of my people behind. And I will never again turn my back on them, for I will pour out my Spirit upon them, says the Sovereign Lord." Ezekiel 39:25-29 

Report: U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Told No More Close Air Support…

Michael Yon  via Weasel Zippers   "... I don’t think that the American citizens would be happy if they knew that their soldiers were being prohibited from defending themselves in any way because of politically driven orders, but that is precisely what is happening in this war right now even as I write this letter. The soldiers of the U.S. never engage the enemy unless we know that we have will always have the tactical advantage in defending ourselves, that advantage is the use of close air support and air weapons team. To take those weapons away from us is to level the playing field for the enemy and thus exposing our soldiers to more danger(Emphasis in the original)
....The very presence of aircraft over our foot patrols has also saved lives and now our chain of command is being told by our political leadership that this is now not allowed. 
....we can’t drop a bomb on the enemy that we have positively identified, than what the hell are we doing here?   Hat tip to Christy Waters, Georgia.

From Let them fight or bring them home!   "Our political establishment has lost its way or maybe the American population has lost its moral compass and have consciously chosen men of unscrupulous character and such a deplorable lack of courage to represent them. In either case the affect is the same on our War Fighters."

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's Bush's fault and I killed bin Laden

Oh, goody: Get excited for this major motion picture about fracking

Hot Air Hopefully, the video below will help offset some of the anti-fracking propaganda, some of which is included at the link.
 "Because I’m just so wildly fond of celebrities using their pop-cultural platforms to ‘educate’ others on complex economic and environmental issues that they don’t actually understand at all, you can probably guess just how excited I am about this little gem of intellectual dishonesty, courtesy of Matt Damon and our enlightened Brahmin in Tinseltown, due to hit theaters this December. Hint: Promised Landbasically looks like the brazenly deceitful Gasland “documentary,” remade into a fictional storyline."
...."While overwhelming evidence suggests that hydraulic fracturing is in fact reviving small-town America, why is it that no celebrity has stepped up to make a major movie about the environmentalists’ conservation movement impoverishing rural Americans and forcing private individuals off of their land?" 

Fracking Dangers, Real and Overblown  "Basically, I went into this story, early last year, assuming that it would be easy to show that hydraulic fracturing, or blasting open rock deep underground, directly threatens drinking water supplies. But what I learned in my reporting is that while this may not be impossible–and while more research needs to be performed to determine how likely it is–it doesn’t appear to be the largest concern."

Why one is skeptical of Hollywood-backed scares; there is a proven track record giving us good reasons.

Why “Stop! Don’t Eat That!” Often Isn’t Good Advice

The biggest unfounded health scares of 2010   "We do this each New Year’s Eve by making a list of the top unfounded health scares of the outgoing year. "

Facts Versus Fears a Review of Unfounded Health Scares of 1997  Includes DDT, Red Dye #2, Cell phones, the link between coffee and cancer, among many others.

Liberal mental health laws, not guns, cause these tragedies