Sunday, May 31, 2015

Congressman recalls trouble during Hastert speakership


WND   "There has been much made of former Speaker Hastert’s indictment this week. Most of us who knew him on any level (I’m a member of the press who covers Congress) feel horrible for him.
I asked my friend and colleague former Rep. Bob Ney, author of “Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill,” to give me his perspective.
Full article here

. . . "Besides some better staffers, he also could use a good mental health therapist. I have seen people destroy themselves time and time again in Washington, D.C. It often happens after taking public office, although Speaker Hastert’s problems may have begun years before the thought of public office entered Mr. Hastert’s mind.
"This self-destruction usually has to do with the self that is displayed to the world verses the inner self. Choosing young men/boys may be an attempt at working out internal conflicts from long ago. Some may see it as a reflection of internalized homophobia, but that would not encompass choosing someone as young and innocent as a high-school student. Some theories see this kind of sexual abuse not as sexual but as an abuse of power. This might fit into his need to seek high office and deal with his inner demons.
"Former Rep. Bob Ney saw one Denny Hastert, and at least one of Hastert’s high-school students saw another. Now the task former Speaker Hastert is to reconcile the two parts of himself. It is a large task, and he is going to need lots of help to do it.
Some things Mr. Hastert could do:
  • Publish any letters of admiration for him by his victim;
  • Have a surrogate remark that Hastert got his victim by dragging a dollar bill through a trailer park 
  • Publicly deny he had sex with that boy
  • Have surrogates claim this is all a left-wing conspiracy
  • Tell his victim to put ice on any wounds from their encounters.
  • Consult Barney Frank for advice
    ("In a third blockbuster scandal, Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank admitted a lengthy relationship with a male hooker who ran a bisexual prostitution service out of Frank's apartment.")
  •  One other thing Mr. Hastert can do: become a Democrat

When District Attorneys Attack ; The GOP should turn its attention to prosecutorial misconduct.

 Kevin D. Williamson
 "As the old Vulcan proverb has it, “Only Nixon can go to China.” And only Nixon’s political heirs can fix the persistent — and terrifying — problems that continue to plague this country’s law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices.

Exhibit A: Orange County, California.

. . .
"Democrats may have ruined Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, etc., and they are well on their way toward doing the same thing to Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, etc. If Republicans want to show that they can do better, then fixing the mess in Orange County, a community more populous than Chicago, would be an excellent place to start."

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Obama’s “Waters of the U. S.” EPA Power Grab

 All your puddles are belong to us

"While presented as a means to protect drinking water and “hold[ing] polluters accountable,” the Obama administration’s latest EPA rule, Waters of the United States, is rather more far-reaching than many conservatives like.
"According to the document (full text embedded below), the rule itself is not intended as regulatory (that probably comes later), but is instead “a definitional rule that clarifies the scope of the ‘waters of the United States’ . . . .”  Essentially, almost all fresh water, including that in “water-filled depressions,” is now under the federal government’s purview and subject to government oversight and regulation."
 Politico reports:  . . .
 . . . 
Obama’s emphasis is on safety and clean water; the rule, however, greatly expands the definition of what waters “belong to us all,” including that on privately-owned property.
Watch John Thune discuss the Obama EPA overreach:

ISIS Marches On Jordan, Israel In The Cross Hairs!

 By reaching Jordan’s doorstep, the Islamic State is posing a challenge to President Barack Obama and forcing him to reach a decision, avoided thus far, about sending US troops to confront the terrorists.

ISIS Shows Off American-Made Vehicles in Parade in Mosul, Iraq
ISIS Shows Off American-Made Vehicles in Parade in Mosul, Iraq

 Adina Kutnicki  . . . "Our sources report that the initial ISIS mission is to take control of the eastern section of the border, including the meeting point between the Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi frontiers. They are estimated to cover the 250 km from Palmyra to the Jordanian border Tuesday, May 26, passing through Deir el-Zour in the east, which they already occupy.

"After the border crossing, ISIS is expected to seize villages and towns in northeastern Jordan, especially Ar Ruwayshid, where 800,000 Syrian refugees shelter.

"The Jordanian army, our sources report, had the foresight earlier this month to reinforce its western frontier against a potential ISIS assault on the frontier from point where it links with the Israeli and Syrian borders and up to the Tanaf border crossing. However, the Islamists are heading for the eastern sections which the Jordanian army did not fortify with extra troops." . . .

O’MALLEY THE O’MORON: Baltimore Riots & Looting Are What ‘Being American’ Is All About

Clash Daily 
 The former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley has announced his bid for the 2016 presidency while he polls at 1% compared to Hillary’s 60%. So naturally, he is going to appeal to the race baiters to gain some popularity.

LAPD Anti-Terror Cops Arrest Suspect Dawud Abdulwali In Massive Downtown Fire

"The fire was so massive that hundreds of firefighters were called in, and it was termed ‘historic’. We weren’t the only ones to notice it, as you can see from our report, ISIS also commented on it, although did not claim responsibility for it.
Via Breitbart:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested a suspect, Dawud Abdulwali, 56, on arson charges connected with the massive downtown fire last December that consumed the Da Vinci apartment complex. The Los Angeles Times reports that Abdulwali was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop, and after a lengthy investigation.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the arrest Wednesday, saying: “This arrest illustrates that crime will not be tolerated in Los Angeles.”
Keep reading…
 JUDGE JEANINE PUTS OBAMA ON BLAST: An ISIS Attack at Home Is Inevitable Because Of BHO
 “You want to protect the American people, why the hell did you trade the Taliban five in the first place for a deserter? As enemy combatants, those Taliban five could have been held indefinitely,” she said.
“They didn’t have to be released. The Taliban is not a country. Everyone knew Bergdahl was a deserter, but you.
“We already know that at least three of the Taliban five have reached out to their terrorist comrades and one actually had the Taliban come and visit him in Qatar,” Pirro said.
“So back to my original question, Mr. President, why are we fighting in this region instead of focusing on the impending and the inevitable wave of ISIS attacks, sure to rain hell here on American soil?”

Some Race Activists Are Harming Their Own Cause

 The black-on-black violence in Baltimore and other cities is running rampant, yet all the activists want to talk about is racism -- systemic or individual -- and they refuse to demand accountability from the perpetrators of the violence.

David Limbaugh   " There was a mostly minority-on-minority bloodbath in Baltimore over the Memorial Day weekend, with 26 people shot and nine dead, and the main reaction we hear from the left is "racism."
"How do perpetual race activists ever expect to be viewed as credible when they react to every incident, irrespective of the facts, as racially motivated?
"Take Ferguson, Missouri, for example. Though a grand jury refused to return a criminal indictment against police Officer Darren Wilson in connection with what authorities concluded was his legally justifiable shooting of Michael Brown, racial activists continue to cite the tragedy as if it supports their case against racially motivated police misconduct. But is it honest for these activists to chant "hands up, don't shoot" concerning this case?" . . .

 ‘FERGUSON EFFECT': Thugs Are Feeling Empowered As Cops Back Off, So … Have A Nice Summer   "When thugs take over cities and police back down, this is what happens."

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pics From The Circus With Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby And Family As Ringmasters

Via Baltimore Sun:
What a busy few weeks Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has had.

She appeared onstage with Prince. Sat down for an interview with Vogue.

And, of course, she made national news by pressing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.

Now Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, are about to be guest ringmasters for the UniverSoul Circus.

The couple is also slated to accept the “UniverSoul Circus Community Service Award for their commitment to the well-being of the Baltimore community” at Friday afternoon’s performance, according to a press release from the circus. . . .

"Five reasons why the Dennis Hastert scandal disgusts me"

. . . "That said, there are other, [less] obvious reasons why this entire affair disgusts me.

"2. The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert could not have come at a better time for Democrats. With scandal upon scandal piling up around Hillary Clinton, her shakedown foundation, and her horn dog Orgy Island-visiting husband having difficulty staying off the stage, it is a welcome distraction for the media."' . . .
. . .
"I am sure that with an election pending, we will get a ton of dirt on Hastert. A great distraction from the Clintons."

As Obama's Economy Falls, White House Excuses Boom

. . . "On the list of excuses for President Obama's ongoing failure to produce decent economic growth, we hadn't heard this one: A "seasonal adjustment" problem at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which compiles the GDP estimates.

"White House chief economist Jason Furman says that, despite its seasonal adjustments, the BEA might not be accurately accounting for the effect of winter weather on growth.

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Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit

 Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit . . . "The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton while his wife was the nation's chief diplomat.

" 'Negotiations by email about influencing U.S. foreign policy or U.S. Government actions to benefit donors to ... The Clinton Foundation or sponsors of speaking engagements would not be captured on a U.S. Government email account because her emails would not be with a U.S. Government official," Klayman said in court documents obtained by the Washington Examiner." . . .

Richard Larsen   . . . "Considering the nature of the charges against FIFA, it seems only logical to wonder if, or when, such charges will be levied against Bill and Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation.
 Wonder what FIFA got for their contribution to the Clinton Foundation"The DOJ indictment alleges that FIFA officials “abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks,” according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The graft is alleged to have influenced World Cup host nation selection, marketing rights for sports marketing companies, and broadcast rights for television coverage of FIFA events.
"Prima facie, it doesn’t appear that FIFA did anything more legally dubious than did the Clinton Foundation. ' . . .
Soon Hillary will have even more reason to hate the press   "Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is widely believed to have a strong dislike for the national media, though there is no clear reason why. Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan thinks she knows the answer.

"In an op-ed on Thursday, Noonan said Clinton, when she was first lady, didn't initially grasp that just because reporters are generally liberal, that doesn't mean they're on her side."

Counting Up Obama’s Cataclysmic Foreign Policy Failures

President Obama, in describing his foreign policy doctrine in private conversations to reporters, said, “We don’t do stupid sh*t.” He actually does, quite a lot, and in ways that may be unmatched by any president in our history. Over the course of his presidency, Mr. Obama has implemented the policy he’s wanted. As a result, in several nations and in some regions, he has helped open the gates of hell.
Peter Wehner    "With the Islamic State expanding its reach after two key victories in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, and Palmyra, a strategically important city in Syria, it might a good time to ask: What are the worst foreign policy failures of Barack Obama’s presidency? The list is long; here are several to choose from.

"1. The Rise of ISIS. President Obama failed to anticipate the rise of ISIS, which he ridiculed as a “jayvee team” as recently as last year, and he has since failed to do anything effective to impede it. ISIS had established territory in large parts of Syria and Iraq; it now “controls a volume of resources and territory unmatched in the history of extremist organizations.” Under Mr. Obama’s watch, a jihadist caliphate has been established in the heart of the Middle East — and the president has no strategy to deal with it.

"2. Losing the War in Iraq. President Obama’s predecessor handed to him a war that had been won." . . .  Read the full article.

I feel other nations must worry more about the American voters - legal or otherwise- who put this man into office not once, but twice. The second time after knowing what kind of president he has been! 
If the next time we elect an intelligent, courageous foreign policy leader, many of our allies may still be reluctant to follow our lead because they realize the very next administration will be another leftist, ineffectual one like that which Obama voters chose in 2008 and 2012.

Phoenix ‘Draw Mohammed’ Protest Organizer Says He’s Going Into Hiding: ‘Tyranny Is In America. Sharia vandalism update

"The liberal media might not have Jon Ritzheimer to kick around any more.

"He’s the Marine (there’s no such thing as an “ex-Marine”, Mediaite) who organized the “Draw Mohammed” protest in Phoenix last night. He said that he’s received death threats in response to his protest.

"Who saw that coming?

"Ritzheimer told the media that, as a result of the threats, he’s going into hiding for his own safety and the safety of his family.

"We can’t blame him.

"He noted that there had been people “calling for folks to come and behead” him. He called that “tyranny” and “terrorism right here in America.”

"President Obama would probably call it “protest violence.' ” . . . More...

 Oh, by the way...
UPDATE:  Canada: Muslim arrested for defacing and vandalism at Catholic Church, including hate graffiti calling the Christian Messiah "Jewsus" 
"Behind the church, graffiti with the words “There is no Jew God” was scrawled across the brick wall along with a drawing of a face labelled “Jewsus.”

Friday, May 29, 2015

Some late posts
Afghan Interpreter Is Murdered By Taliban After Waiting For 4 Years For Promised U.S. Visa For His Service 
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"This just infuriates me. The government made promises to these guys, who put their lives on the line for us and thus earned their way onto a Taliban hit list. Many of the interpreters have just been left to be killed because the Obama regime can’t get off the golf course to follow through on the promises made. This man’s death is on their heads."    Thanks to the organization that brings you healthcare and veterans benefits.

Hastert indictment is related to old allegations of sexual misconduct, law enforcement says
. . . "The indictment did not spell out the nature of the “prior misconduct” by Hastert, but it noted that before entering state and federal politics in 1981 Has­tert served for more than a decade as a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in Illinois.

"In 2010, confronted about the “prior misconduct,” the former speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to the person “to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A,” prosecutors alleged." . . .  
 "Small ball compared to Sharpton and the Clintons.", comments Lucianne

Democrats' 'War on Women' Attack Is Not Going Away
 "Colorado Democrats are accusing a Republican of being a social extremist, even though she shares many of their views on abortion rights."

Weasel of the Week: May 29th, 2015

Watcher of Weasels   "Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

"Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all spectacularly disgusting, but the votes are in and we have our winner winner…the envelope please…"

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie ‘Let ‘Em Riot’ Rawlings-Blake!

Don Surber: "Mustela Baltimoron mayorus Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for giving rioters, arsonists and looters a space of their own. Her actual words:
“I made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act. Because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.”
"Oberlin graduate! Need we say more? It takes a certain kind of cowardice to stand up to a crowd of lawless outlaws and say, “Do what you want to the girl, but leave me alone.'”

Related: VIDEO: Freddie Gray Cast: More Mosby Incendiary Statements
" In the video clip Mosby calls for “Justice, by any and all means necessary,” echoing Malcolm X."

Reading list

. . . " My personal view, and I want to stress it’s MY PERSONAL VIEW, is that it’s spiritually suicidal not to be politically aware, and even politically involved to some degree.  Some Christians want to continually shut the world out and live in a vacuum.  According to that mind set, as long as we have our church services, our retreats, seminars and concerts, as along as we still have all of our Christian paraphernalia, then everything will be hunky-dory because, hey, it’s “of the Lord”.  " . . .

CULTURE OF ENTITLEMENT: Bill Clinton: Sure, you can give me an award — but first give $500,000 to… “ 'The Clinton Foundation had rejected the Happy Hearts Fund invitation more than once, until there was a thinly veiled solicitation and then the offer of an honorarium.' ”
'I’M AFRAID': Baltimore Residents Want COPS To KICK A-- AGAIN as Violence Spikes
 "Who do they call when they’re afraid to leave their house? Is it Al Sharpton?" . . .

Hope PosterCreator of Viral Obama Poster Loses Hope  . . . "Uneducated? Complacent? It almost sounds like Fairey is describing the millions of ‘low information’ voters who cast their ballots for Obama in 2008 and 2012.  "  . . .  Jon Gabriel of Ricochet:
Perhaps Obama was too busy raising $1.1 billion in 2012 to get around to taking money out of politics.

The New York Times' hypocrisy regarding displays of "offensive" religious imagery runs unabated, as shown in a Scott Reyburn article in Friday's Arts section on the sale of Chris Ofili's controversial painting "The Holy Virgin Mary," which shows the Virgin Mary clotted with elephant dung against a porn-collage background -- and accompanied by a photograph of the offensive work.
Yet when the paper refused to reprint a cartoon of Muhammad that appeared in the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that resulted in the January 2015 massacre of 12 magazine staffers, it offered this smug, cowardly justification:
- See more at:
The New York Times' hypocrisy regarding displays of "offensive" religious imagery runs unabated, as shown in a Scott Reyburn article in Friday's Arts section on the sale of Chris Ofili's controversial painting "The Holy Virgin Mary," which shows the Virgin Mary clotted with elephant dung against a porn-collage background -- and accompanied by a photograph of the offensive work.
Yet when the paper refused to reprint a cartoon of Muhammad that appeared in the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that resulted in the January 2015 massacre of 12 magazine staffers, it offered this smug, cowardly justification:
- See more at:
The New York Times' hypocrisy regarding displays of "offensive" religious imagery runs unabated, as shown in a Scott Reyburn article in Friday's Arts section on the sale of Chris Ofili's controversial painting "The Holy Virgin Mary," which shows the Virgin Mary clotted with elephant dung against a porn-collage background -- and accompanied by a photograph of the offensive work.
Yet when the paper refused to reprint a cartoon of Muhammad that appeared in the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that resulted in the January 2015 massacre of 12 magazine staffers, it . . .

Hillary Clinton think tank slams Obama on Islamic State strategy

. . . "If this is true, then reinforcing a failing strategy that depends on Baghdad doing the right thing might not only be misguided but counterproductive,” he writes. “A better approach might be to surge resources to those actors in Iraq who we judge would actually take on ISIS on the battlefield.”

“ 'There are actors — the Kurdish peshmerga and several Sunni tribes — that would benefit from more direct support from the United States and its allies. It may be possible to deploy special operations forces and other capabilities more directly proximate and responsive to these actors.”
. . . 
 "Several former senior military officers have come forward in recent months to call for a change in the Obama administration’s Iraq strategy. The CNAS analyses represent stiff criticism from some of Mr. Obama’s former political appointees."

Republican candidates breed like rabbits

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

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..Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

If Hillary becomes president, who will make her obey the law?

 Washington Examiner  . . . "Ultimately, the Presidential Records Act depends on the honesty of the president. That's not Clinton's strong suit. Recent polls have shown substantial numbers of Americans do not believe she is honest and trustworthy. After the State Department experience, they would have good reason to be suspicious of her in the White House.
"Don't look for this to become a big campaign issue — compliance with the Presidential Records Act is not exactly the most critical issue facing voters in 2016. But as far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, it could be a harbinger of bigger problems to come."

The Jarring Reasons People Don't Want Hillary Clinton to Be President

 . . . "You can imagine the paroxysms into which this sort of reasonsing, focused on making history rather than making policy, will send some commentators: People elected Obama because it made them feel good to elect the first black president, and look at his approval now! Have we not learned our lesson?! But clearly the idea of Clinton finally breaking the glass ceiling she cracked, by her count, 18 million times in 2008 holds a strong pull. (The third reason, at 8 percent, is that she'd represent a change from the Obama and Bush policies—a maybe optimistic sense.)

"What is surprising, as Grace Wyler points out, are the reasons people give for not wanting her to win:" . . .
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Most Democrats Think Illegal Immigrants Should Vote

Rasmussen Reports
 "Are voters ready to let illegal immigrants vote? A sizable number, including most Democrats, are.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that one-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (35%) now believes that illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they live in this country and pay taxes. Sixty percent (60%) disagree, while five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

"Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats think tax-paying illegal immigrants should have the right to vote. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Republicans and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree." . . .

Voters under 40 are twice as likely as their elders are to favor allowing illegal immigrants to vote, but they, too, draw the line at counting illegal immigrants when setting up legislative districts.

Krauthammer: Why doctors quit

 . . .The newly elected Barack Obama told the nation in 2009 that “it just won’t save billions of dollars” — $77 billion a year, promised the administration — “and thousands of jobs, it will save lives.” He then threw a cool $27 billion at going paperless by 2015.

Charles Krauthammer

About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. “How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?” he asked with a smile.

“I didn’t,” I replied. “I had no idea what was coming. I just felt I’d chosen the wrong vocation.”

"I was reminded of this exchange upon receiving my med-school class’s 40th-reunion report and reading some of the entries. In general, my classmates felt fulfilled by family, friends and the considerable achievements of their professional lives. But there was an undercurrent of deep disappointment, almost demoralization, with what medical practice had become.

"The complaint was not financial but vocational — an incessant interference with their work, *a deep erosion of their autonomy and authority, a transformation from physician to “provider.”
*(Emphasis added, TD)

"As one of them wrote, “My colleagues who have already left practice all say they still love patient care, being a doctor. They just couldn’t stand everything else.” By which he meant “a never-ending attack on the profession from government, insurance companies, and lawyers . . . progressively intrusive and usually unproductive rules and regulations,” topped by an electronic health records (EHR) mandate that produces nothing more than “billing and legal documents” — and degraded medicine." . . . Read the full article

SCOTUS King v Burwell: What’s Next?

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Galen Institute
"The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the latest legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in June.  The Court will decide whether the IRS had the authority to write a rule allowing health insurance subsidies to flow through federally-facilitated exchanges.  Petitioners argue that the law clearly restricts the subsidies to “an Exchange established by the State” and that administrative agencies like the IRS cannot alter legislation or spend taxpayer dollars without statutory authorization by Congress. The government argues that “established by the State” is at worst a drafting error and that Congress clearly wanted subsidies to be available in all of the states.
"Read on for the latest news and opinion about this case and its implications." . . .

Report: U.S. Pilots Waging Anti-ISIS War Claim ‘Micromanaging’ Slowing Them Down

Guardian Eagles
 Deptula told Fox News that President Obama’s White House is behind the heavy-handed rules of engagement that end up tying the hands of U.S. military pilots.
“The ultimate guidance rests in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” he declared. “We have been applying air power like a rain shower or a drizzle — for it to be effective, it needs to be applied like a thunderstorm.”
Breitbart National Security
 Hasan Jamali/AP

"American military pilots charged with carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria are complaining that stringent rules of engagement are interfering with their mission, Fox News reports.

"Unnamed sources, reportedly close to the U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS, told Fox News that on average, strike missions take under an hour, from when the pilot requests authorization to strike an ISIS target to the time the ordnance actually leaves the aircraft’s wing.

"Some pilots, Fox News notes, blame a bureaucracy that hinders their ability to make decisions on the fly.

“ 'There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn’t get clearance to engage,” a Navy F-18 pilot participating in the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS frustratedly told Fox News.

“ 'They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating,” added the unnamed pilot." . . .
 The New York Times ripped President Obama for inaction leading up to the fall of Ramadi. ISIS has set fire to Tikrit, they've set fire to Mosul and they've set fire to Ramadi. Saudi Arabia has just hired a New York ad agency to re-brand ISIS as Climate Change in an effort to get President Obama to declare war.  Comedian Argus Hamilton

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reading list of links in no particular order

 Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
3 key dates in our move to dhimmitude
 "Diana West traces history of acquiescence to Islamic law."

Did Clinton ask Blumenthal to look for information about Libya?
. . . " In the meantime, it should come to no one’s surprise that Mr. Blumenthal has been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on Benghazi regarding these communications.  As Ed wrote earlier today, Blumenthal was also paid $10,000 per month by the Clinton Foundation while on this little mission."
Michael Ramirez Cartoon
If Obama Wants a Nuclear Deal, He Must Free Iran’s U.S. Hostages
. . . " That Rezaian, Pastor Saeed Abedini and businessman Amir Hekmati are all hostages is not in doubt. The trumped up charges on which they are all held are transparent efforts to gain leverage over the United States. As with other cases of Americans held by Iran, we know the only way they will ever gain their freedom is if the United States buys it."

 Say it ain't so, Texas!
HERE THEY ARE: The 46 Republicans That Voted to Repeal the First Amendment #GOPFascism "The Texas Legislature Wednesday pushed through controversial legislation which repeals portions of the First Amendment, effectively ending citizen journalism in the Capitol. The new law is an attempt for legislators to shield themselves from scrutiny even in public areas of the Capitol building. In a stunning show of bipartisanship, the Texas House rushed through SB 19 which includes provisions which some say severely curtail the first amendment rights of the press. Civil penalties for video reporting could now include $10,000 fines per occurrence."

Big Win for Washington anti-BDS Activists   "We’ve provided extensive coverage of the BDS movement’s battle against the inclusion of Israeli-made products at food cooperatives. Most recently (and closest to the hearts of the Legal Insurrection team,) the members of the Ithaca-based GreenStar Food Co Op won a very hard-fought battle against BDS activists fighting for a referendum that called for the boycott of Israeli products. A Co Op in Olympia, Washington, however, has found itself on the opposite end of the spectrum." . . .


Baltimore Mayor Lashes Out at FNC Reporter Asking about Recent Violence – Dana Loesch

After backlash from LGBT activists, Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney cancels appearance at Christian foundation fundraiser

Truth Revolt
"Under pressure from LGBT groups and the South Carolina House minority leader, Clemson University Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney has announced that he will no longer attend a fundraiser held by a Christian nonprofit organization.

"The June 2 fundraiser will be hosted by the Palmetto Family Council, a South Carolina-based Christian nonprofit which describes itself as dedicated to promoting "biblical principles," particularly "the values and virtues of marriage, the traditional family model, and sexual purity."  The group supports traditional marriage, endorsed the state's partial birth abortion law, and is dedicated to promoting religious freedom.

"Swinney was to be honored at the fundraiser for his work with his own All In Foundation, which focuses on raising awareness around the state about health issues. Though Swinney explained that he had not official association with the Palmetto Family Council and was attending on behalf of all involved in the work of his foundation, the uproar from gay rights activists had made attending too much of a "distraction.' " . . .

 Pastor: 'I Never Thought’ My Nation Would Persecute ‘Bible-Believing’ Christians

"The Rev. E.W. Jackson told attendees at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall event in Washington, D.C., last week that Americans who believe biblical teachings about marriage and the sanctity of life are being persecuted.

“ 'It bothers me to think my own country is a strange land,” Jackson said Friday at the pastors’ retreat. “I never thought there would be a day when my nation would persecute the Bible-believing Christian for standing for what the word of God says and reward those who come against it as if they are heroes; as if they are great Americans for standing up against God, but that’s where we are." . . .   "Lawlessness: Fueled by this president's anti-police policies and race-baiting rhetoric, thugs are attacking cops and terrorizing major cities. Horrible violence is breaking out all over. We are witnessing a national crime wave.

"Law enforcement expects to see an escalation in criminal activity over the summer. Already we've seen a disturbing trend in May, including:
Baltimore police attempt to enforce a curfew on April 28, 2015. AP• The deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years, with almost 30 shootings and nine deaths just over the holiday weekend. That makes well over 100 murders this year, compared with 71 at this time last year, the fastest the city has reached 100 homicides since 2007.
• Any time Baltimore officers respond to calls on the city's west side, scene of the Freddie Gray riots, as many as 50 people threaten them, Police Chief Anthony Batts says. "We have to send out multiple units just to do basic police work," he said. "It makes it very difficult to follow up on violence that takes place there."
• In Melbourne, Fla., likewise, police have reported mobs surrounding and striking cops trying to handcuff suspects in two separate cases in the past two weeks.
• A similar spike in violence was reported in Chicago, where 12 people were killed and at least 44 — including a 4-year-old girl — wounded in mostly gang-related shootings over the Memorial Day weekend.
• In Manhattan, 16 people have been murdered this year, a 45% jump over the same period last year, while the number of shooting victims nearly doubled, from 33 to 61. That doesn't include a rash of Central Park muggings, subway assaults and vandalism.
• In the nation's capital, the so-called "D.C. Mansion Murders" have gripped the city, which is suffering a similar surge in homicides.
. . .  In Omaha, Neb., a white female police officer was shot and killed by a black gang member as she tried to serve him a felony arrest warrant.
• A New Orleans housing authority cop, also white, was gunned down as he sat in his patrol car — the first on-duty death in the department's history.
• In Rio Rancho, N.M., another white police officer was gunned down after pulling over a gang member during a traffic stop — the first officer shot and killed in the line of duty in the department's 34-year history.
"Victims can blame the crime surge on politicians who give criminals "space" to break the law. Who order cops to stop "stop and frisks." Who tie their hands while giving thugs license to loot and kill."

Obama's EPA metasticizes into our every day lives

Governor of Texas: EPA overreach a new level of absurdity…   (CUSA) – Governor Greg Abbott recognizes this new executive order for what it is—a power grab. Today he released the following statement regarding the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule:"
 The EPA’s latest regulatory overreach represents a new level of absurdity by attempting to define ditches and ponds as part of the ‘navigable waters’ under the Clean Water Act.
 Is it clear this rule serves the sole purpose of enabling the federal government to regulate businesses and property owners on an increasingly granular level.
 The EPA’s action is contrary to multiple rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court limiting its jurisdiction, and represents yet another power grab by the Obama Administration seeking to impose heavy-handed regulations on every facet of the lives of Americans.
The real reason the EPA wants to regulate puddles and ditches   . . . "A puddle or a ditch filled with water on a property certainly won't harm anyone outside the property.  But the EPA wants to regulate it because it feels that without guidance, a private property user will do something with it to harm the Earth.  For example, a private property owner might want to demolish a pothole, or a ditch, to build a commercial or residential building, one that could use electricity, increase consumption, and further "global warming."  By extending its control to puddles and even totally dry areas where water once flowed years ago, the EPA can prevent development and further its global warming ideology.

"That's what it's all about.
Destroy Capitalism, Save the Climate?
 Economic growth provides resources for solving problems– restoring organic carbon in agricultural soils, conserving and restoring ecosystems, better sanitation and safer water, better health and education, updating the diesel fleet and other productive assets to emit less black carbon, developing better and cheaper ways of producing electricity, replacing cooking fires with better ways of preparing food, etc. 

Obama's Democrats and Law Enforcement

Maryland Sheriff – Race Relations Have Gone From Best To Worst Ever, Obama And Holder To Blame (Video )
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   "Wicomico County, MD Sheriff Mike Lewis describes the current situation in Baltimore and elsewhere, in which police are hesitant or fearful to proactively do their job out of concerns of not being supported in the event something goes wrong, as is the case in Baltimore where the police were targeted by racist, politically opportunistic city officials.
"Responding to a question of that fear factor playing a role in the surge in violence, Lewis said, “Sean, the Baltimore City Police Department, the officers particularly on the street, have been eviscerated, they’ve been disemboweled, their guts removed to have the courage to go out there and do this job. They’re very fearful that if they go out there and be proactive, which we all should be doing in law enforcement today, we can’t afford to be reactive, especially in urban areas. Those officers are no longer being proactive, and as you see, the violence has surged.”

Baltimore Police Are Afraid To Do Their Jobs - The Kelly File 

Will Obama, Sharpton and their voters condemn this?

 Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash Of Homicides  . . . "“Before it was over-policing. Now there’s no police,” said Donnail “Dreads” Lee, 34, who lives in the Gilmor Homes, the public housing complex where Gray, 25, was arrested.

“ 'I haven’t seen the police since the riots,” Lee said. “People feel as though they can do things and get away with it. I see people walking with guns almost every single day, because they know the police aren’t pulling them up like they used to.”

"Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said last week his officers “are not holding back” from policing tough neighborhoods, but they are encountering dangerous hostility in the Western District.
“Our officers tell me that when officers pull up, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them at any time,” Batts said'." . . .
Veronica Edmonds, a 26-year-old mother of seven in the Gilmor Homes, said she wishes the police would return and focus on violent crime rather than minor drug offenses.
“If they focused more on criminals and left the petty stuff alone, the community would have more respect for police officers,” she said
Mosby’s favorites. . . "Evidence of Mosby’s animus may also be evident in two tweets written by third parties that she favorited on her personal Twitter account. The first of the two tweets asks: “Didn’t I say last week that Marilyn Mosby, prima facie, INFURIATES a certain kind of white person?” The second of the two tweets asserts that, in her press conference announcing the charges she had brought, Mosby “only revealed what was RELEVANT to charge those 6 THUG cops.”
Mosby now claims that her personal Twitter account was hacked. Although the states’s attorney’s office account appears to have been hacked last week, the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross suggests why doubt is in order with respect to the alleged hacking of Mosby’s personal Twitter account." . . .