Saturday, November 30, 2013

Obama: We’re Investigating My Own Obliviousness On Obamacare Website…

Weasel Zippers
“Obviously my most recent concern has been that my website’s not working,” Obama said. “We’re evaluating why it is exactly that I didn’t know soon enough that it wasn’t going to work the way it needed to. But my priority now has been to just make sure that it works.”

Obamacare wins most improved healthcare plan for the month of November

house of cards
Sebelius Posts “Tips” On Signing Up For Obamacare On Far-Left Blog Huffington Post…   

Tattering the Safety Net   "Here is irony: the people who talk the most about the need for a social safety net (including the president himself!) are cheerleaders for a health reform that is going to shred it.
"How is that happening? By means of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)."

Still More ObamaCare Lies   ... "In speech after speech these days, Obama tries to shift blame for the ongoing ObamaCare debacles onto the backs of Republicans.
"In late November, for example, Obama complained that "instead of rooting for failure, or refighting old battles, Republicans in Congress need to work with us to improve those things about the Affordable Care Act that aren't working as well as they should."
"Obama's attempt to escape responsibility for the failure of his signature domestic achievement isn't surprising. But in this case, he's falsifying the record." ...  Via Lucianne

Common Core “compensation” mathematics a metaphor for Obamacare

Legal Insurrection
Common Core Compensation
"Compensation means how much you get paid, right? Or payment for a loss? Or any of the other common usages, right?
"Reader Bronwyn was not happy when she learned that in Common Core mathematics, compensation means encouraging students to guess the wrong but easier answer, then teaching them how to compensate for the wrong answer to get to the right result:
My 4th grade daughter attends a Christian school here in Orange Co., Ca.
I do not like their choice in a common core math book at all, but I have been particularly amused by the use of the term “compensation.”
The teachers actually had to send home an email because none of the parents had any idea what the term meant. I attached a copy of the definition in the book because it just seems so fitting during this Obama Administration.
“compensation: you choose numbers close to the numbers in the problem to make the computation easier and then adjust the answer for the numbers chosen.”
All this under the lesson- Using mental math to multiply. This must be Obama’s math!
Here we parents thought it was how we got paid?
"Here’s the question posed to the students to which the featured image was the answer:"
Common Core Using Mental Math to multiply

This may make it all clear:

Just how bad are things going in America under Obama?

Rick Moran   "Things are so bad that one candidate for governor in Georgia, Jason Carter, is banking on people being nostalgic for the good old days when his grandfather Jimmy was president."  Politico:
hope n change

So, how about those talks with Iran?

"Mark Steyn’s new column is a must read…"
In Geneva, the participants came to the talks with different goals: The Americans and Europeans wanted an agreement; the Iranians wanted nukes. Each party got what it came for. Before the deal, the mullahs’ existing facilities were said to be within four to seven weeks of nuclear “breakout”; under the new constraints, they’ll be eight to nine weeks from breakout. In return, they get formal international recognition of their enrichment program, and the gutting of sanctions — and everything they already have is, as they say over at Obamacare, grandfathered in.
DEBKAfile; Enough enriched uranium in Iran for 4 nuclear weapons. N-Bomb awaits Saudis in Pakistan  "Saudi King Abdullah and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu were not won over by President Barack Obama's pledges in personal phone calls to the two Middle East leaders last week."

The US- provided nuclear umbrella - hated for so long by Obama's "pacifist" allies on the left - has been removed. Now we will see how dangerous this world will become because of those voters with the "COEXIST" and "Obama" bumper stickers on their cars.
Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert
Read this and tell me if Obama and the US are respected in Pakistan:  The Iranian nation stood its ground in front of the U.S., so America retreated.  "What Imran Khan said about the U.S., that it first glowers, but then retreats if you stand your ground, has proved to be 100 percent accurate. The Iranian nation stood its ground in front of the U.S., so America retreated. The U.S. knew that if an understanding were not reached then Israel’s security would be endangered."
 Jay Leno: Obama Told Iran 'If You Like Your Uranium, You Can Keep Your Uranium'

Arab News has a much different perspective on US-Iran: "But the game is not over yet. Israel’s influence in the US Congress is still immense, and its Congressional allies are already talking about heaping more sanctions on Iran (in order to kill the deal, though they don’t admit that).
"President Obama could veto those new sanctions, of course, but he will find it a lot harder to get Congress to revoke the existing sanctions if the final deal is done six months from now. That’s why Iran gets so little relief from sanctions now in return for its concessions: Obama needs more time to work on Congress. But Israel may still win this tug-of-war."

: Iran Deal and Munich: A Fair Comparison?  "Is he right? There are those who will claim it is impossible to compare any event with one that is associated with the Holocaust and still win an argument. But whether you think the deal is as bad as Stephens thinks or whether the price of a mistake with Iran is as costly as the West’s miscalculations about Hitler, the real answer depends on whether Iran betrays Obama."

Did you imagine ever seeing a cartoon like this?
Iranian Centrifuge Advances   "Iran will be able to significantly diminish its breakout timing within the constraints of the interim agreement." 
Which is in disagreement with the Arab News piece above.

Ousted Generals Launch Effort To Hold Obama Accountable & Save America

Godfather Politics  "Two retired generals are joining together to form a Army Gen. Paul E. Vallely and Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Jones, both retired.  They just issued a paper titled The Americans Project where they list eight key points of their project.
citizen’s commission that will scrutinize the Obama administration and how they deal with issues such as national security and economics.  Heading America’s Provisional Leadership Council is

Vallely told WND that The Americans Project is designed to be a citizens’ commission made up of prominent people that will monitor and scrutinize the Obama administration and then provide advice and guidance to people in both the legislative and executive branches.  He explained further that they want our nation’s leaders: ..."  More.    Gen Vallely

Hat tip to Tom Williams, Snelling, CA.

Obama Refers to Tea Party Members as 'Tea-baggers'

Big Government  ... "Ritter went on to accuse the President of making fun of "tea-baggers” and blamed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for ridiculing Sarah Palin, noting that it was “beneath the dignity of the White House” to engage in this kind of political targeting. Obama defended himself, writing, “I... appreciate your concern about the toxic political environment right now. I do have to challenge you, though, on the notion that any citizen that disagrees with me has been 'targeted and ridiculed' or that I have 'made fun' of tea-baggers.”
 President Obama's response

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Blue Shield Song; (You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Blue Shield)

Thomas Sowell's Random Thoughts

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden
Townhall  ... "One of the best peace speeches I ever read was one delivered back in the 1930s -- by Adolf Hitler! He knew that peace speeches would keep the Western democracies from matching his military buildup with their own, or attacking him to prevent his buildup from continuing. Peace speeches by Iran today serve the same purpose of buying time -- until they can create a nuclear bomb.

"President Obama really has a way with words, such as calling the problems that millions of people have had trying to sign up for ObamaCare "glitches." When the Titanic sank, was that a "glitch"?

"Don't you love it when a politicians says, "I take full responsibility"? Translated into plain English, that says, "Now that I have admitted it, there is nothing more for me to do (such as resign) and nothing for anyone else to do (such as fire me)." Saying "I take full responsibility" is like a get-out-of-jail-free card in the Monopoly game."
"One of the reasons it has taken so long for some people to finally see through Barack Obama is that people do not like to admit, even to themselves, that they have been played for fools by a slick-talking politician."
 Emphasis added, TD
Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789

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Thanksgiving Proclamation
Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Iran may be calling this their own Thanksgiving (UPDATED)

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino
"To President Obama’s dismay, the Iranians are inconveniently candid about the interim deal they struck with the P5+1. Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor of Kayhan newspaper and voice of the Supreme Leader, bragged to the Wall Street Journal that “if the right to enrich is accepted, which it has been, then everything that we have wanted has been realized.” Oops. The Iranians claim the U.S. version of the deal is not accurate (although it’s not clear whether their complaint is limited to the enrichment issue)." 
kov Amidror claims concessions over uranium enrichment ‘meaningless’; Obama reportedly tells Netanyahu ‘to
UPDATE from the Times of Israel; Iran deal a failure, says ex-national security chief  "Yaatake a breather from his clamorous criticism’ "

 But Obama and Code Pink do not have the "skin in the game" that Israel -whose very existence is threatened - does.

Common Core third grade book goes full Dear Leader on Obama

Thomas Lifson  "I will be accused of all sorts of grievous offenses, from racism to judging too hastily, but I think it is becoming clear that Obama's two terms will be regarded as a failed presidency. His "signature achievement," Obamacare, is a mess, and it won't be fixed by any of the remedies proposed. The website problems are the least of it. The Big Lie on keeping your insurance and keeping your doctor now looks as though it will reach about half the population of the United States, once employers start dumping their insurance.

"It is axiomatic that a president who screws over half the population of the country in the most personal way cannot be regarded tenderly by history. "


The American Idol Electorate; Holding popularity contests is not the wisest way to select the leader of the free world.

I have a leftist (so he says, though I suspect he just likes to argue and taunt) relative who, when I asked him to name all the reasons Obama should be in the White House, said, "there are fifty million reasons why". That pretty well lines up with the fact that an incompetent electorate will elect an incompetent president.

Charles Cook  ...  "Meanwhile, 56 percent of the public say that he does not inspire confidence, the very same percentage has noticed that the president does not agree with them on issues that are important to them, and only 44 percent profess to “admire” him. His approval ratings, meanwhile, are hovering around the 40 percent mark — and moving in the wrong direction to boot.

"But here’s the kicker: Americans are still fond of him anyway."

The Front Man / President Obama is the nominal leader for permanent bureaucracy.

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
NRO   ..."Barack Obama did not invent managerial liberalism, nor has he contributed any new ideas to it. He is, in fact, a strangely incurious man. Unlike Ronald Reagan, to whom he likes to be compared, President Obama shows no signs of having expended any effort on big thinkers or big ideas. President Reagan’s guiding lights were theorists such as F. A. Hayek and Thomas Paine; Obama’s most important influences have been tacticians such as Abner Mikva, bush-league propagandists like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and his beloved community organizers. Far from being the intellectual hostage of far-left ideologues, President Obama does not appear to have the intellectual energy even to digest their ideas, much less to implement them. "

Thank Barack; he smiled down on us from above

 Obamacare Event Hands Out Condoms as Prizes  "The Obamacare event took place at the University of Central Arkansas last weekend. It was hosted by a group called the Living Affected Corporation, which apparently has received a grant from the federal government to educate the public about Obamacare."
Well, they have indeed done that.
 Hail to the Panderer-in-Chief  ... “Taken in sum, Obama’s list was a revealing document,” write the authors. “He believed that over the past three years his progressive impulses had too often been trumped by the demands of pragmatism. That he had trimmed his sails in just the way his critics on the left had charged.” ...
The President Who No Longer Feels Your Pain   ... "The problem for Democrats is that they head into a six-year-itch election with full ownership of Obamacare, following a president who is entrenched in a defensive political posture — a president who many voters believe no longer feels their pain."

Labor Relations Board OKs unions paying people to protest Walmart

Washington Examiner   "National Labor Relations Board lawyers okayed a major union's practice of paying people to protest against Walmart in a legal memorandum earlier this month. The federal labor law enforcement agency said the practice of paying workers $50 apiece to join protests “did not constitute unlawful … coercion of employees.”
"In a Nov. 15 memorandum from the NLRB's general counsel office regarding the so-called “Black Friday” protests staged by United Food and Commercial Workers against the nonunion retailer last year, the NLRB lawyers determined that the UFCW's offer of $50 gift cards to anyone who showed up to protest “was a non-excessive strike benefit.' ”

Is it Too Soon to Say "I Told You So?"

Ann Coulter
"Back in September, The New York Times promoted Bill de Blasio's mayoral candidacy with an editorial titled, "Don't Fear the Squeegee Man." The editorial informed readers that crime wouldn't get worse under de Blasio because "policing is far better than it used to be, thanks to innovations by Mayor David Dinkins." (Emphasis added -- the Times was not being sarcastic.)

"Under the policing "innovations" of Mayor Dinkins, the annual murder rate in New York City rose to an all-time high of 2,245 in Dinkins' first year in office. After four years of hard work, the murder rate had dropped by about 10 percent, to a merely astronomical 1,995 per year."....

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Obama,US pull back from being the stabilizing force we once were

American Held Hostage For 444 Days In Iran Calls Nuke Deal ‘Foolishness’  “ 'It just hurts. We negotiated for 444 days and not one time did they agree to anything … and here they beg for us to negotiate and we do,” he said. “It’s hard to swallow. We negotiate with our enemies and stab our allies in the back. That doesn’t seem good.' ”

Via Drudge
Obama Signals a Shift From Military Might to Diplomacy  "For Mr. Obama, the shift to diplomacy fulfills a campaign pledge from 2008 that he would stretch out a hand to America’s enemies and speak to any foreign leader without preconditions. But it will also subject him to considerable political risks, as the protests about the Iran deal from Capitol Hill and allies in the Middle East attest."
Iranian students climb over the wall of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, on Nov. 4 1979. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Former Hostages React to Iran's Nuclear Deal   " 'It's kind of like Jimmy Carter all over again," said Clair Cortland Barnes, now retired and living in Leland, N.C., after a career at the CIA and elsewhere. He sees the negotiations now as no more effective than they were in 1979 and 1980, when he and others languished, facing mock executions and other torments."

Well, this didn't take long, did it? McAuliffe appoints scandal-tainted cabinet member

Thomas Lifson   "The signs are that corruption will be the byword of the administration of incoming Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Right Wisconsin reports:
The name Levar Stoney may not ring a bell to many in Wisconsin, but the new Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia and former Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has some scandalous history in Wisconsin.
His First Bath, 1904
Charles Francis Murphy, Croker’s successor,
 brought reform and Progressivism to Tammany,
 bathing the tiger of corruption. How has progressivism
become so corrupted? 

VICTORY: Major retailer ditches political correctness, is saying “Merry Christmas” this year

Young Conservatives   "The American Family Association has made it its mission for nearly eight years to coordinate a major grassroots email campaign targeting retailers that replaced “Merry Christmas” messages with the politically correct “Happy Holidays.” But this year, the group is claiming a major victory.

"Bill Chandler, Gap Inc.’s vice-president for global corporate affairs, sent a personal letter to the association announcing its policy has changed this year for Gap and Old Navy stores:
As we near the holiday season I want to update you on how Gap, Inc.’s family of brands will celebrate the Christmas season. As a global retailer, we embrace the diversity of our customers and respect a variety of traditions and faith during the holidays, including Christmas.
Starting today, every Gap Outlet window will have signs that say “Merry Christmas” along with Christmas trees and wreaths throughout their stores. 

Disrespect cuts both ways in American politics, but civility not at all

Lauren Victoria Burka is the Managing Editor of Politic365 and publishes the blog Crewof42 on Black members of Congress. She can be heard every Tuesday on the radio on The Earl Ingram Show at 1290 WMCS at 4 p.m. EST. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment with and ABC News and holds a B.A. in History from The American University.

Larry Elder; Why the 'Disrespect' for President Obama?             

OFA urges Obamabots to talk about Obamacare at Thanksgiving

Rick Moran  "In one way, it is entirely appropriate to talk about Obamacare at the Thanksgiving dinner table. (Fill in your own turkey joke here). But I imagine the topic will not be a very popular one.
Recognizing that, Organizing for America - the Obama grass roots organization - has some helpful hints for those who want to ruin everyone's Thanksgiving with political talk.
"USA Today:"   ....
Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
...."Rabid political partisans are the most boring people in the world. The can't shut up about their "causes" and they don't listen. This makes them akin to lecturers rather than conversationalists.
"Nightmare scenario: Stuck in a broken elevator for hours with an OFA member, praying they come for you before you commit hari kari."

Monday, November 25, 2013

Source: Netanyahu Scolded Obama in Phone Call on Iran Deal

Big Peace   "The prime minister made it clear to the most powerful man on earth that if he intends to stay the most powerful man on earth, it's important to make a change in American policy because the practical result of his current policy is liable to lead him to the same failure that the Americans absorbed in North Korea and Pakistan, and Iran could be next in line."....
 Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Dumb Versus Dumber in Common Core Debate

Dumb and Dumber
Ramesh Ponnuru "Last week, Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, picked just the right words to make an increasingly hot controversy even hotter.
"Like many education officials in both parties, Duncan is a defender of the Common Core initiative to create uniform academic standards for K-12 education in all states. Resistance to it, he asserted, comes mainly from “white suburban moms” who don’t take kindly to hearing that their children aren’t meeting newly raised standards.
"Last week, Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, picked just the right words to make an increasingly hot controversy even hotter.
Like many education officials in both parties, Duncan is a defender of the Common Core initiative to create uniform academic standards for K-12 education in all states. Resistance to it, he asserted, comes mainly from “white suburban moms” who don’t take kindly to hearing that their children aren’t meeting newly raised standards."

This administration knows it's enemies and it's friends

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Alan Caruba; The UN Global Warming Hoax is Slowly Dying

Warning Signs
... "The media has been a co-conspirator to the global warming hoax and I take this latest example as one that reveals its utter desperation to maintain the greatest hoax of the modern era. The facts mean nothing to them. Real science means nothing to them. But reality is intruding on theirs and the United Nations environmental program just wrapped up Conference of Parties-19 in Warsaw, where more nations are now in open revolt."
"Some journalists are trying to tell the truth, but magazines like BusinessWeek and newspapers like The New York Times continue to keep the hoax alive. An informed population, not just in the United States, but increasingly worldwide, will ensure that it dies a long overdue death."

Ohio State marching band performs patriotic halftime show

Columbus Dispatch  "The halftime show went off with a bang yesterday inside Ohio Stadium.
"From a cannon firing to a man on a horse wielding a sword, the Ohio State University Marching Band's formations continued to entertain.
"The show's theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," was a nod to the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg.

"Musical selections included Lincoln Portrait and Battle Hymn of the Republic, which featured the Ohio State Men's Glee Club.
"The marching band will take this show on the road to Michigan next week, but you can watch the entire routine in video here."

Oppression in Higher Education: Hilarious and Sad

Thomas Lifson  "In the politically correct hothouse of an elite university campus, all sorts of bizarre theories and beliefs flourish. Did you know that grammar is racist? That's the gist of a kerfuffle currently playing out at UCLA, the taxpayer-funded institution that is one of America's most prominent research universities, and a global brand name (UCLA-licensed tee shirts and other merchandise are wildly popular overseas -- scores of of dedicated UCLA merchandise stores and departments exist in Japanese, South Korean and Chinese malls and department stores and bring in substantial royalties to the university)."
"You see, by highlighting spelling and punctuation errors, the professor is contributing to an "unsafe climate for students of colour." Reminding students of the basic rules of English apparently helps to create "a hostile and toxic environment" in Professor Rust's classroom. Such are the mental and emotional traumas of the modern grad school intellectual.' "
"These UCLA grad students, so convinced that they are victims and that everything is stacked against them really ought to travel to China and talk to some people their own age, looking at how they live, how hard they study, and what they are willing to do in order to make it to the privileged life lived by  the grievance mongers on the idyllic campus in West Los Angeles."

Nigel Farage attacks culture of political correctness amid growing sacked dinner lady row
NIgel Farage blasts PC culture during discussion on ITV with Alison Waldock and Inayat Bunglawala
"UKIP leader Nigel Farage today attacked a culture of political correctness he believes is “terrifying” people from causing offence.

British School Threatens to Label 8 Year-olds as Racists if They Miss Required Islam Workshop   "Parents were ordered to send their children to a workshop on Islam or have them labelled as racist for the rest of their school career.
"They were sent a letter warning that the primary school pupils would have a ‘racial discrimination note’ put on their records if they did not go.
"Families were told to pay £5 per child for the Explore Islam trip next Wednesday to Staffordshire University, which would involve Year 4 and Year 6 children being shown Islamic artefacts.
" ‘All absences on this day will be investigated for their credibility and will only be sanctioned with a GP sick note.’"
O, Canada! School Tells Mom Her Homemade Lunches are Illegal   "A mom who thought she was properly parenting by sending her two young kids to school with a homemade, whole-food lunch was shocked to find a penalty note from school officials informing her that the lunch of roast beef, potatoes, carrots, oranges and milk she provided was “unbalanced” and therefore had to be supplemented with Ritz crackers.

"She was also fined $10."   Life under liberals.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Losing faith in Barack Obama's cult of personality

White House photographer
Washington Examiner "Conservatives and libertarians were quick to ridicule President Obama's photobombing of the Kennedy assassination anniversary Friday -- they've gotten used to noticing how his cult of personality overshadows everything else, even the brilliance which still reflects from Camelot 50 years later.
"But the president's attempt to ride on John F. Kennedy's popularity may have been a last gasp. There are signs that even the most die-hard of Obama cultists have gotten tired of the endless, fawning hagiography."....

"The dismantling of the Obama cult has even reached across the Atlantic, with this week's cover of The Economist showing him mired in the water instead of walking on it.

Obama, Cyrus among GQ’s least influential list  "Obama came in at No. 17 because “nothing gets done.' ”

John Bolton: Abject Surrender by the United States; What does Israel do now?

First: Iranian news agency publishes alleged text of nuclear deal
The details of the agreement signed in Geneva with world powers, according to semi-official regime outlet Fars.

Next: Full text of Obama statement on nuclear deal with Iran
"President says interim agreement cuts off ‘Iran’s most likely paths to a bomb’ ".
Weekly Standard  "This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective.  Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran stop all uranium-enrichment activities. Allowing Iran to continue enriching, and despite modest (indeed, utterly inadequate) measures to prevent it from increasing its enriched-uranium stockpiles and its overall nuclear infrastructure, lays the predicate for Iran fully enjoying its “right” to enrichment in any “final” agreement.  Indeed, the interim agreement itself acknowledges that a “comprehensive solution” will “involve a mutually defined enrichment program.”  This is not, as the Obama administration leaked before the deal became public, a “compromise” on Iran’s claimed “right” to enrichment. This is abject surrender by the United States.

"In exchange for superficial concessions, Iran achieved three critical breakthroughs. First, it bought time to continue all aspects of its nuclear-weapons program the agreement does not cover (centrifuge manufacturing and testing; weaponization research and fabrication; and its entire ballistic missile program). Indeed, given that the interim agreement contemplates periodic renewals, Iran may have gained all of the time it needs to achieve weaponization not of simply a handful of nuclear weapons, but of dozens or more.
"Second, Iran has gained legitimacy. This central banker of international terrorism and flagrant nuclear proliferator is once again part of the international club.  Much as the Syria chemical-weapons agreement buttressed Bashar al-Assad, the mullahs have escaped the political deep freezer." 


Iran and world powers reach nuclear deal in Geneva

The Times of Israel  "Obama hails ‘important first step’ but says Israel has ‘good reason to be skeptical’; Rouhani applauds agreement, which comes after weekend of marathon talks and puts substantial curbs
on uranium enrichment program; Kerry: Deal makes Israel safer."
....Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail
 "According to a fact sheet released by the White House, under the deal Iran will halt all uranium enrichment above 5% and “dismantle the technical connections required to enrich above 5%.” During the period covered by the deal, Tehran will also “neutralize” its existing stockpile of 20% enriched uranium, either diluting it to less than 5% or converting it “to a form not suitable for further enrichment.' ”

White House held secret talks with Iran for past year   "High-level, face-to-face meetings were kept from Israel and allies."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama embrace at a ceremony held in honor of Obama as he lands at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on March 20, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Khamenei and Obama are Geneva’s winners, Netanyahu the big loser   "The interim agreement announced in Geneva early Sunday morning between Iran and the world powers does not resolve the issue of Iran’s rogue nuclear power program. It is only the starting point on the way to a decisive junction that the sides will reach in another six months. Only then will it become clear how good or bad the interim agreement is for the State of Israel, the United States, Iran and its Arab neighbors. Only then will it be possible to gauge its success (or lack thereof) in reducing Tehran’s ability to attain a nuclear bomb."

Saturday, November 23, 2013

It’s a way for the Obama administration to avoid confronting Iran, and to buy time to acclimate the world to accepting a nuclear Iran.

William Kristol  "Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg will be studied as long as people care about the American experiment in self-government, or about political greatness. But Lincoln knew as well as anyone that speech has to be supported by deeds. It was the soldiers’ hard-won victory in the battle of Gettysburg that was the precondition for Lincoln’s remarks, and for America’s “new birth of freedom.” So Lincoln was telling the plain but deep truth when he emphasized, and gave priority to, “what they did here.” In politics, deeds matter. Speech, even the most eloquent and thoughtful speech, is not enough.
"Benjamin Netanyahu understands this. Jewish history, and not just Jewish history, teaches this lesson. Netanyahu may well judge that he has to act to stop the Iranian regime from getting nuclear weapons. If he does, then Israel will fight. And Israel will be right."      
From the apparent absence of America in prophecy, the U.S. will be "neutralized" sometime before this Middle-East conflict begins. The United States will be unwilling or unable to defend Israel against her enemies.  For the Bible warns Israel must stand alone . . . with God!

‘Sucker’s deal’

Charles Krauthammer   ...."The only reason Iran has come to the table after a decade of contemptuous stonewalling is that economic sanctions have cut so deeply — its currency has collapsed, inflation is rampant — that the regime fears a threat to its very survival
"Nothing else could move it to negotiate. Regime survival is the only thing the mullahs value above nuclear weapons. And yet precisely at the point of maximum leverage, President Obama is offering relief in a deal that is absurdly asymmetric: The West would weaken sanctions in exchange for cosmetic changes that do absolutely nothing to weaken Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.'....
"The mullahs are eager for this interim agreement with its immediate yield of political and economic relief. Once they get it, we will have removed their one incentive to conclude the only agreement that is worth anything to us — a verifiable giving up of their nuclear program.


This Iranian political cartoon nicely captures the country’s view of nuclear talks

'In case you don't know your foreign diplomats by sight, the left panel shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gesturing to E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The joke is pretty clear: that the United States, under the guise of good-faith negotiations, is actually pushing Iran (and maybe the European Union) toward disaster. It's a reminder that, just as many in the United States are skeptical of Iran's intentions, so, too, are many Iranians skeptical of the Americans."

UPDATE: French Foreign Minister: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached  'The French foreign minister says Iran and six world powers have reached a first-stage agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief. Laurent Fabius gave no details as he left a meeting of foreign ministers early Sunday in a fifth day of talks. A formal announcement was expected soon."

Senior General: US in Greatest Danger Since 1930s

israelnationalnews   "Senior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday, warning that rising Russian and Iranian influence, coupled with America's waning Middle East presence, has put the US in the most dangerous situation it has been in since the 1930s just prior to World War II."....

"In particular McInerney highlighted the danger of US President Barack Obama's handling of longtime US ally Egypt, which has recently turned to Russia. Just on Wednesday reports revealed that Egypt signed a $4 billion arms deal with Russia designed to let Egypt attain parity with the IDF."....
Hat tip to Allyson's Geo-political Inspections

17 Scenes From Dallas’ Historic JFK Assassination Memorial Ceremony

Buzzfeed  "It’s been 50 years since Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy from the Texas School Book Depository in downtown Dallas.

" Hundreds of people visited Dealey Plaza to pay tribute — or extol conspiracy — on Friday."

Friday, November 22, 2013

Textbook Tells Fourth Graders ‘White Voters’ Were Unlikely To Support Black President

Crow and Moore ShowPicture
"Children at Bluffview Elementary who have been assigned to read the book entitled “Barack Obama,” published by Lerner Publications and a part of Scholastic’s “Reading Counts” program, were informed on page 40 that despite Obama being a “nice fellow,” many allegedly believed that no white American would likely vote for him in 2008 based solely on the color of his skin.

“ 'But some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads.

""The book, approved for children as young as seven years old, also goes on to specifically mention controversial comments made by President Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright, while also claiming that the president has worked to bring whites and blacks together.

" 'The book’s comments were brought to the attention of the “Moms Against Duncan” Facebook page, a group of parents and education activists opposed to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who recently claimed that “white suburban moms” only opposed Common Core because it showed that their children weren’t as smart as they thought, attempting to paint the nation-wide backlash against the curriculum as a race based issue."....


Texas Navigators exposed in O'Keefe videos won't face government action

American Thinker "It looks like the Obamacare navigators captured on videotape telling applicants to lie about their income by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas will face no consequences from any governmental authorities. Eric Holder's Department of Justice, which wouldn't prosecute club-wielding Black Panthers at polling places will obviously do nothing. And Texas state authorities, where the videotapes were made, claim to have no jurisdiction over Navigator behavior in Texas.
Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Greta Van Susteren Calls on African-American Leaders to Speak Out against the “Knockout Game” – Video 11/18/13

"Here is Greta Van Susteren calling on African-American leaders to condemn the growing trend among African-American teens to take part in “The Knockout Game.” Reports are increasing around the country of African-American teen gang members sucker-punching unsuspecting victims with the goal of knocking them out with one punch. Greta takes the issue on, saying no one wants to even get close to the topic of race. But she “begs” African-American leaders like the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and President Obama to speak out against this crime as role models for black youth".
Greta has called on these leaders repeatedly to speak out against this all week. She pointed out how Mr. Obama previously spoke out against numerous other civil issues such as the Prof. Gates arrest and the Trayvon Martin issue.

Knockouts High and Low. Without self-restraint, we slip toward barbarism.

Mark Steyn    '“No justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous,” wrote Lewis — and, likewise, no law can prevent a thug punching an old lady to the ground if the thug is minded to. “A society’s first line of defense is not the law but customs, traditions, and moral values,” wrote Professor Walter Williams a few years ago. “They include important thou-shalt-nots such as shalt not murder, shalt not steal, shalt not lie and cheat, but they also include all those courtesies one might call ladylike and gentlemanly conduct. Policemen and laws can never replace these restraints on personal conduct.' "

How sad that such great men as Dr. Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and other noble African-Americans are looked at with fear by people passing near them because of these brutes. And those who fear these gangs of animals are considered the racists!

"That’s “visceral man.” What about Lewis’s “cerebral man”? In free nations, self-restraint is required not only of the underclass but of the rulers, too. Harry Reid is an unlikely gang leader, but, for a furtive little rodent, he landed a knockout punch on America’s governing norms. Like the lil’ old lady, Mitch McConnell never saw it coming. One minute, the time-honored practice that judicial appointments required supermajorities was there; the next, it was lying on the ground dead. Yes, yes, I know Senate procedural rules aren’t quite as gripping as “polar-bearing.” But, as I said, a free society requires self-restraint at all levels. Forget the merits of Reid’s move to simple majority rule, and simply consider how he did it."....
Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

It's 1938 Again

Melanie Phillips
Neville Chamberlain declares 'Peace in our time' with Hitler, 1938"When Hassan Rouhani was elected President of Iran, western leaders declared, in the teeth of stark evidence to the contrary, that this man was a reformer. So they rushed to do a deal with him over Iran’s nuclear programme, considered by the west to be a threat to the free world.
But Rouhani does not run Iran. The man who actually calls the shots – the only man who matters – is Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Earlier this week, Khamenei said the Jews of Israel
‘cannot be called humans, they are like animals, some of them’
"and that Israel was"
‘the rabid dog of the region’.
"Presented with unambiguous evidence of the Supreme Leader’s genocidal prejudice towards the Jews of Israel, the Obama administration merely flapped the limpest of wrists. A spokesman said Khamenei’s remarks were ‘not helpful’, while Secretary of State John Kerry said: ‘Obviously we disagree with it profoundly’."

Women of MSNBC Silent on Martin Bashir's Palin Comments

Big Journalism  "Breitbart reached out directly to hosts Chris Jansing, Rachel Maddow, Abby Huntsman, Andrea Mitchell, Savannah Guthrie, Mika Brzezinski, Alex Wagner, Krystal Ball, and Alex Witt, as well as reporter Kelly O'Donnell, through a publicist, requesting comment on the continued lack of discipline Martin Bashir has enjoyed since making his comments regarding Palin. As of press time, none of MSNBC's talent has responded to our request, nor have they commented publicly on the matter."

The Real War on Women–MSNBC Host: 'P*ss' and 'S**t' in Palin's Mouth 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

First this, then the nuclear option

What does it take for Americans to grow disgusted with this Democrat Party?

A Conservative Standing Up for Alec Baldwin? Really?

Ann Coulter (female): Alec Baldwin vs. Liberal Bullies
..."Liberals don’t mind abortion, sexual promiscuity, adultery, lying or criminal behavior. They save all their moral indignation for people who use politically incorrect words. Instead of simply filing this one away under “Liberal Hypocrisy” for future use, conservatives are validating the left’s next attack on a conservative."...
Alec Baldwin vs. Liberal Bullies
"This has real-life consequences. Feminists don’t care, just as they don’t care about the real-life consequences of women in combat, abortion on demand or insane sexual harassment rules. It’s only about their side winning. They’re for the Girl Team.

"Alec Baldwin: Victim of feminism."

Reid, Democrats trigger ‘nuclear’ option. See and hear Democrats condemn this act back in 2005.

The Washington Post   "The partisan battles that have paralyzed Washington in recent years took a historic turn Thursday, as Senate Democrats eliminated filibusters for most presidential nominations, severely curtailing the political leverage of the Republican minority in the Senate and assuring an escalation of partisan warfare.
 ...."The change does not apply to Supreme Court nominations. But the vote, mostly along party lines, reverses nearly 225 years of precedent and dramatically alters the landscape for both Democratic and Republican presidents, especially if their own political party holds a majority of, but fewer than 60, Senate seats."   Emphasis mine, TD

Nuclear Option Watch (Update – BOOM!) Democrats can gloat again after giving us Obamacare; why are so few Americans educated to understand what Democrats have done to this nation?
What is the nuclear option?
The “nuclear option” refers to a move by the majority party in Senate — in this case the Democrats — to change the Senate rules to allow most executive branch and judicial nominations to be approved with a simple majority – 51 votes — rather than the 60 votes now required. Under the current rules, the minority party can block a nomination with just 41 votes, commonly called a filibuster.

When Democrats Hated and FEARED The Filibuster  "Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell traded barbs today over changes to the filibuster rule, but in 2005 Democrats attacked the so called “nuclear option,” a change to prohibit the filibustering of judicial nominees, charging that it would decimate Senate traditions."
Listen to Obama and other Democrats oppose this nuclear option back in 2005.  "Notice they call it a power grab".

That was then, this is now: Obama supports Senate's nuclear option, rule change

March 6, 2005 New York Times condemns the "nuclear option"  "If Republicans fulfill their threat to overturn the historic role of the filibuster in order to ram the Bush administration's nominees through, they will be inviting all-out warfare and perhaps an effective shutdown of Congress."

Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy  "The hypocrisy here should not go unnoticed. Although the filibuster for legislation has a long history, prior to 2003 it was seldom used to block executive-branch nominations — and appellate-court nominees in particular. In fact, Democrats themselves began using it this way in the 108th Congress, after they lost the Senate in the 2002 midterm elections. Here’s the backstory...."
Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden
NRO:  “ 'In my view this is the most important and most dangerous restructuring of Senate rules since Thomas Jefferson wrote them at the beginning of our country,” Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says."

Hypocritical Dems Think They’ll Always Rule   Well, considering the third-world electorate which chose for a president a man who had never administered a government of any size and had questionable leftist  mentors, it can happen.
"... Reid finally has amassed enough votes to ram through changes in the upper body’s time-honored rules and allow President Obama to pack the Court of Appeals with as many liberals as he likes. He claims they are acting in the name of civility and the need to keep the government working, but there should be no doubt that what is going on here is a hypocritical grab for power that should be stopped."  This cartoonist supports Reid:

Three - count 'em -three Democrats opposed Reid on this 
There were three Democratic defectors — Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — on the rules change, which came to the floor over the block of three judges intended for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
 Levin said he was being consistent with his previous opposition when a Republican majority flirted with the nuclear option in 2005.
....Levin said ... “The nuclear option abandons America’s sense of fair play. It’s the one thing this country stands for. Not tilting the playing field on the side of those who control and own the field.”
March 2012 Op-Ed: Senator Mike Lee: Senate has ‘confirmed more than 80 percent of President Obama’s judicial nominees’   "Claims of Republican obstruction are not only demonstrably false, they are highly hypocritical. The very Democrats now seeking to manufacture confirmation controversy personally devised and carried out a systematic effort to block President Bush’s judicial nominees through an unprecedented use of the Senate filibuster."

Forbes has the opposite take:  GOP Gambles Big On Harry Reid's Nuclear Option: Why Not Just explode The Filibuster For Good?
"Interestingly, while suggestions along these lines have traditionally led to outrage and consternation by the minority party in the Senate, this time it appears to be a different story. Indeed, the Republicans seem oddly and calmly resigned to letting it all happen.

Never accept a cheap substitute: Trudeau called truckers "Nazis," applauds the real thing –

And the unit he was attached to – 14th “Galicia” division – were  some particularly nasty hombres . I don’t think “war criminals” would be t...