Wednesday, September 30, 2015

About those Jeff Foxworthy jokes we keep getting in our email

Claim:   A list of 'You may be a Muslim' jokes originated with comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Origins:   The . . . list of "You may be a Muslim" jokes was widely circulated via the Internet at the end of 2010, attributed to comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Although its structure is somewhat imitative of one of Foxworthy's signature humor routines, the "You might be a redneck if ..." cycle of jokes, that's all it has in common with the nationally famous comedian. Jeff's brother, Jay, confirmed for us that this material was not written by his sibling.

Like most of his material, Jeff Foxworthy's "redneck" jokes are typically affectionate and self-deprecating (he is himself a Southerner); his brand of humor is neither as overtly political nor as cuttingly mean as (and is generally much funnier than) the "You may be a Muslim" list reproduced above. This collection of one-liners is an updating of a earlier version of a list which is several years old (dating back at least as far as October 2007), was originally about the Taliban specifically (rather than Muslims in general), and was not in its original incarnation attributed to Jeff Foxworthy (or anyone else):
"You Might Be A Part Of The Taliban If...

...You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer.
...You own a $300 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
...You have more wives than teeth.
...You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
...You've ever opened a can of falafel with a mortar round.
...You used a Stinger missile given to you by George
Bush Sr. to shoot at a helicopter sent by George Bush Jr.
...You've ever had your camel repossessed.
...You can't think of anyone you HAVEN'T declared Jihad against.
...You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry ammunition in your robe. " . . .

"The War on America Turns 50"

Ann Coulter  "Half a century ago, Democrats looked at the country and realized they were never going to convince Americans to agree with them. But they noticed that people in most other countries of the world already agreed with them. The solution was obvious.

"    So in 1965 -- 50 years ago this week -- Sen. Ted Kennedy passed an immigration law that has brought 59 million foreigners to our shores, who happen to vote 8-2 for the Democrats.

"Democrats haven't won any arguments; they changed the voters. If anything, the Democrats have stopped bothering to appeal to Americans. The new feminized Democratic Party says, That's too bad about those steelworkers in Ohio losing their jobs, but THERE'S A WOMAN AT A LAW FIRM IN NEW YORK CITY WHO DESERVES TO MAKE PARTNER!

"    Republicans should be sweeping the country, but they aren't, because of Kennedy's immigration law. Without post-1965 immigrants bloc-voting for the Democrats, Obama never would have been elected president, and Romney would have won a bigger landslide against him in 2012 than Reagan did against Carter in 1980.

"    This isn't a guess; it's a provable fact. Obama beat Romney by less than 5 million votes in a presidential election in which about 125 million votes were cast. More than 30 million of Obama's votes came from people who arrived under Teddy Kennedy's immigration law; fewer than 10 million of Romney's did.

"    The 1965 act brought in the poorest of the poor from around the globe. Non-English-speaking peasants from wildly backward cultures could be counted on to be dependent on government assistance for generations to come.

"    Kennedy and other Democrats swore up and down that the new immigration law would not change the country's demographics, but post-1965-act immigrants are nothing like the people who already lived here. " . . .

Choctaw Code Talkers in World War 1

" Choctaw Code Talkers allowed the Americans to execute a surprise attack on the Germans in World War I. "

Warfare History Network

Choctaw Code Talkers allowed the Americans to execute a surprise attack on the Germans in World War I.

"The affection that Europeans have for the Great American West is well known, so it shouldn’t be surprising that several traveling Wild West Shows happened to be in enemy territory when World War I broke out. One was in Berlin, another in Trieste. Both troupes contained a contingent of Native Americans and both were harassed by mobs caught up in patriotic fervor. So it was that the Onondaga and Oneida Indian tribes were insulted enough to exercise their autonomy as nations separate from, but enclosed within, the United States, to declare war on Germany in 1914. They were the first Americans to do so, but not the last."
. . .
"But the use of Indian languages continued in the rear. Organized under a Lieutenant Black, more Choctaw were added, including Albert Billy, Victor Brown, Tobias Frazier, Ben Hampton, Joseph Oklahombi, and Walter Leach for a total of 14. In addition to the language, a code had to be developed because ordinary Choctaw lacked words for military terms. Artillery therefore became “big gun,” machine gun became “little gun shoots fast,” casualties became “scalps,” poison gas became “bad air,” and the battalions became one, two, or three grains of corn. Fifteen days later the war was over."

"Navajo Language was so Valuable it Was Declared Secret"

Their own web site: Choctaw Code Talkers Association

McCain: Putin's action in Middle East is fault of Obama


Image: McCain: Putin's Actions in Syria the Fault of Obama's Weakness

" 'This was a series of decisions or non-decisions which has led to the situation we see today, where Vladimir Putin may have inserted Russia into the Middle East in a way that Russia has not enjoyed since 1973, when the Russians were thrown out of Egypt," said McCain. "He is still on course to repeat this nightmare by withdrawing nearly all troops from Afghanistan."

"In that country, the Taliban has captured the strategic city of Kunduz, said McCain, "and that is terrible in the respect hat Kunduz is in the northern part of the state where we thought it was stable."

"And in Syria, said McCain, "the United States stood by as Bashar al-Assad's war on the Syrian people is going on and on and on. It is this slaughter that has been the single greatest contributor to the rise and continued successful of ISIS.' "

California drought: watch this time-lapse of Folsom Lake as it dries up

The timelapse of Folsom Lake reservoir, around 25 miles north of Sacramento, was posted on Facebook by Ryan Griffith.

. . . "The clip begins with the lake bathed in sunshine and covered in boats.

"However it ends with just a baron piece of land with the wooden pontoon the only thing remaining in the center of the dried up lake bed.

"Griffith said in his Facebook post: 'I've been collecting and assembling these since March of 2015 through August 2015 showing the effects of the drought in California is having on our reservoirs. 

" 'This is from Brown's Ravine / Folsom Lake Marina. Every time I've watched it I've seen something new.' 

"The reservoir was once home to 700 boats, but now all that is left are some abandoned engines.

Hillary does a masterful dodge

She is Clinton-smooth.

Clinton is Obama is Clinton? Hillary Stumbles Hard in Latest Interview.
"Last night NBC aired the second half of a “meet the candidates”-style conversation between Hillary Clinton and Chuck Todd. When Todd asked Clinton to differentiate herself from President Barack Obama, she demurred, arguing that she wasn’t running for Obama’s third term; when he pressed the issue, she completely and utterly failed to provide a single distinguishing trait of herself, her campaign, or her plans for the presidency."

Actually she did pretty well.

. . . "Either Clinton can’t find any fundamental differences between herself and President Obama, or she simply is refusing to say so out of fear of offending a valuable chunk of her voter base.

"Whichever theory you go with, this still should have been an easy get for Clinton. Questions like these are low-hanging fruit; all it takes is a cursory glance at polling data to figure out what Americans don’t like about what the Administration is doing. With a simple twist, Clinton should have been able to point out policy areas that Americans are displeased with, then pivot toward her own (if budding) policy proposals. "

Latest on the Islamic invasion of the West.

Occupy Germany

That policy has now been replaced, as Judicial Watch explains:
. . .
. . . "So, a couple of hundred men who went through terrorist military training - including, one supposes, the usual brainwashing - are comfortably ensconced in an American city near you. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it?" . . .
Officials in Germany, Sweden, consider seizing property to house new migrants
. . . "The rules of law and property rights are the first casualties of the EU push for a more ‘generous’ migration policy. Countries like Germany and Sweden are considering revising existing property laws to confiscate homes to house arriving migrants. Austria has changed its constitution to force provinces to accept higher quotas of migrants. The existing law restricted the intake of refugees more than 1.5 percent of the population. The country is expecting to receive about 80,000 asylum claims by the end of 2015. The Austrian news website The Local reports:" . .  .

New website:

The Migration Waves Have Only Just Begun
. . . "In the coming generations the Islamic world and Africa could in principle send a constant stream of migrants ten times as large as what we are seeing now. Even if they did so, it would not solve basic social problems in the Islamic world or Africa. It would, however, probably led to a social collapse in many European countries. Europe must soon decide whether it wants to live or commit suicide." . . .

What happens when theaters are forced to abandon film for digital

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ahmed and the art of the psychodrama

"Ahmed the clockmaker and Columbia’s Mattress Girl are reminders that there are careerist advantages to becoming a victim of religious, racial, or sexual prejudice."

Victor Davis Hanson
"During Pope Francis’s parade in Washington, 5-year-old Sophie Cruz suddenly dashed up to the popemobile and handed His Holiness a note about the wretched plight of her illegal-alien parents from Los Angeles, who are apparently terrified of all the recent talk about deportations. The media loved the spontaneity and courage of 5-year-old Sophie.

"But that was not quite the whole story. The entire event reportedly had been scripted for about a year by a group called “Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition,” which, in actuality, is not about immigration per se, but rather full rights for illegal immigrants. According to spokesman Juan Jose Gutierrez, the group had carefully planned Sophie’s dash: “We planned to do this from the moment we learned he was coming to the States….We have been working for a while now trying to sensitize the American public that dealing with immigration is not just dealing with the people who came in without proper documents but that we also have … countless children whose parents are undocumented.”

"Using a 5-year-old girl under the false pretenses of a spontaneous outburst of emotion seems about as authentic as deliberately conflating legal immigration — the United States accepts more immigrants than does any other nation — with illegal immigrants who deliberately and knowingly break federal law to enter the U.S."
. . .
"Recently, social media created a victim-hero out of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, whose plight with local school authorities earned him global commiseration — and invitations to visit almost everyone from Barack Obama in the White House and Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook to the United Nations.  How did teenager Ahmed become an international celebrity?" 
Full article here.

What Ben Carson got right about a Muslim president

What Ben Carson Got Right about whether a Muslim Should Be President

. . . "Because it represented the wholesale rejection of an entire group of people, the first of these two positions deserved the criticism that it received. I will not add to it here. Instead, I want to take a closer look at Carson’s second position, which seems to me to be infinitely more defensible, and perhaps even worthy of esteem. As I suggested last week, I am much more interested in individuals than I am in groups, and in consequence have little time for any supposition that rests upon presumptuous collectivization. But — and this is important — to recognize that each candidate is ultimately an individual is by no means to conclude that voters should refrain from asking questions about his religion or his background. " . . .

Ben Carson and Islam

. . . "Islam’s sharia is a code premised on the principles that Allah has prescribed the ideal way for human life to be lived; that people are required to submit to that prescription; and that Islamic governments exist to enforce that requirement. Our Constitution, to the contrary, is premised on the principles that we are free to choose how we will live; the laws we make are not required to comply with the principles of any religion; and that government is our servant, not our master." . . .

Read more at:

What a Grownup Foreign Policy Would Look Like

Jennifer Rubin

In the introduction to the John Hay Initiative’s e-book “Choosing to Lead,” Peter Wehner writes:
Those running for high public office are likely to find the American people somewhat disoriented, feeling vulnerable, anxious, and unusually powerless in the face of global affairs. There can be little wonder why. The United States has waged war for nearly fifteen years and undertaken “nation-building” operations that turned out to be more difficult and costly than we imagined. If previous administrations overestimated America’s capacity to shape events, the current Administration has made the United States a reluctant and often passive world power, and the world is more turbulent and dangerous because of it.
. . . "Second, JHI seeks to address the vacuums Obama left around the globe that were filled by bad actors, including Russia, China, Iran, Syria and Islamic jihadists. Implicit in that is a recognition that the United States cannot leave to “history” or to other powers the job of ensuring international stability and peace. That does not necessarily or even frequently necessitate military action. With regard to Russia, for example, Paula Dobriansky and David Kramer suggest:" . . .More at this link

Weasel of the Week Nominees

weaselNice Deb   "It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

"Here are this weeks’ nominees….

Baby Parts Merchants Planned Parenthood !
. . . "Planned Parenthood and Code Pink descended on Carly Fiorina in Iowa and screamed insults and profanities at her. Then they hurled condoms at Carly. Classy." . . .

WGN TV’s Production Department!
. . . "According to the first news report I saw, once an editor pointed the offense of using the illustration, WGN-TV immediate issued an apology on social media. However, according to the, WGN, stated that “the image came from its image bank, and they ‘failed to recognise that the image was an offensive Nazi symbol. ' ’”. . .

. . . "Finally, who will be held accountable? Oh my bad, NO ONE. Yet if it were a Black person, Muslim or a member of the Gay Gestapo, head(s) would have rolled and a lawsuit pending by now."   Full article

Obama's Hope-and-Change Foreign Policy
. . . "Ditto Israel. The Obama administration does not seem to care much that Israel is democratic and pro-Western and that it created a successful economy ex nihilo. Instead, it represents Westernism at the expense of revolutionary entities like the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and perhaps now even Hezbollah. Thus, from the beginning of the Obama administration, its Middle East invective was aimed not at Iran, Hamas, or the Muslim Brotherhood, but at Israel in general and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in particular. Like the Kurds, whom Obama has largely neglected, Israel is simply too successful, too unlike the failures elsewhere in the Middle East, and too patently pro-American.
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Obama and Putin's meeting; who do you think dominated?

I do not trust this man's desire to give us good advice. But I have no respect for Obama's world view or priorities. TD

Putin to those who supported “Arab Spring” in Middle East: “Do you realize what you have done?”
“Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life. I cannot help asking those who have forced that situation: Do you realize what you have done?”


. . . He proposed a “generally broad international coalition against terrorism,” likening the suggestion to the anti-Hitler coalition that brought together disparate interests to battle fascism in Europe.
Obama will be forced to play Putin's game in Syria   "Russian president Vladimir Putin met with Barack Obama yesterday at the U.N. for 90 minutes, and in that hour and a half, Russia became the dominant power in the Middle East.
. . .
"Halfway measure" is an excellent description of our efforts in Syria to battle the Islamic State.  We have committed the U.S. military to a conflict we have no desire to do what's necessary to win.  And it appears that this immoral policy will continue.

Obama Must Join Putin On ISIS  . . . "In the absence of Western resolve, Putin has taken the initiative. Russian pragmatic actions, tactical in nature, include planes and pilots entering Syria, and setting up an advanced anti-aircraft battery in Syria. In a remarkable few days the number of Russian fighter aircraft in Syria increased from four to twenty-eight, combat aircraft, ground attack aircraft, and bombers. These have been added to the Russian six attack helicopters and tanks in Latakia. Calculations suggest that about 2000 Russian troops are being stationed in the country, to be added to the 1,700 Russian specialists there." . . .

. . . "The Russian strongman is simply using the most effective anti-U.S. verbal ammunition available; his real goal is Russian ascent and American descent — in other words, a new Cold War.
"But Obama either doesn't know it or doesn't care."

Monday, September 28, 2015

Open Borders


. . . "A country belongs to its citizens.  That comes from property rights and from a right of association.   As such, it can determine who can enter the country just like you and I can dictate who enters our homes.  Property rights emanates from you owning your own body; who else can own it?   And what your body (and mind) builds is also yours.   Who else deserves the benefit of your efforts?   You must have the right of association.  Whoever becomes your friend is a mutual agreement, probably unwritten or even unsaid.   Such an arrangement violates no one’s liberty.  The friends presumably can make other friends without violating the liberty of anyone.  And breaking a friendship also is not a violation of liberty." . . .
. . .
"So it is charitable to help refugees and it is nice to think people have the ultimate freedom of movement.   But as soon as those movements require crossing borders, it may well violate the liberty of existing citizens.   Liberty can only exist if, in the process, the liberty of others is not violated.  If that last provision is not observed, anarchy is the result.  People do not  have ultimate freedom, only that which doesn’t violate another’s freedom."

Obama plans to internationalize the internet

Lawmakers: U.S. plan for Internet may be unconstitutional

. . . "The group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last week, saying the plan to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to a global, multi-stakeholder body raised questions about the administration's "authority to transfer possession and control of critical components of the Internet's infrastructure to a third party."

"The letter was signed by the chairmen of both congressional judiciary committees, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va; presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Issa is also a former chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

"The lawmakers point out that the Constitution says "Congress has the exclusive power 'to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States.'" . . .

The Russians mocked this line from Obama

Why are so few Americans aware of how much an embarrassment this president is?

The Internet in Russia blew up over Obama's position on Russia's isolation

"Hundreds of Russians seized on a particular word in President Obama’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly Monday, after he criticized Russian intervention in Ukraine.

“ '…we continue to press for this crisis to be resolved in a way that allows a sovereign and democratic Ukraine to determine its future and control its territory.  Not because we want to isolate Russia — we don’t — but because we want a strong Russia that’s invested in working with us to strengthen the international system as a whole,” Obama said.

"Yeah, right, said Russians, arguing that sanctions against the Kremlin and many of President Vladimir Putin’s business associates have crippled the Russian economy." . . .

Elena Tsvetova
то хотим изолировать Россию, то не хотим. господи что за бред??

"Translation: “We want to isolate Russia, we don’t want to isolate Russia. Jeez, what’s with this garbage??' ”

How complete is America's "Fundamental transformation"? Have you seen the Iran Nuke Deal?

Black Man Thinkin'    The name of this man Levy?

"The U.S. and Iran – along with China, France, Russia, the U.K., and Germany – reached an “agreement” regarding the Iranian Nuclear Program. For Iran, the agreement is as historic as it is beneficial. By simply signing the document, Iran receives:

Relief from financial and economic sanctions, a move opposed by the Saudis and other Arab states in the region, • Relief – with Russian and Chinese support, and over the objections of the outgoing Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff – from the arms embargo that currently keeps Iran from being even more powerful in the region, and Virtually no restrictions on its nuclear program after 15 years.

"More money, more weapons and, in just a little while, no hindrances. In addition, Iran has already taken over four governments, while negotiating the nuclear treaty with Obama; their imperial intentions in the region are widely known. Since Obama took no strong action opposing Tehran’s ambitions, while negotiating a weak nuclear agreement with them, the U.S. also cedes control of the Middle East to Iran.

"As Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said in a televised address, after the agreement’s announcement, “the prayers of Iranians had ‘come true'”.

"For their part, the U.S. and its allies receive…well, that is hard to say.

"How weak is the agreement that the U.S. president insists be implemented? Let’s talk assurances… Obama insists that the limiting aspects, on Iran, of the agreement are not matters of trust, but matters of verification:" . . .

Full article     Hat tip to JJ McCartney

Liberals doing what they do best

The ACLU Attacks Students and Faculty of Faith
. . . "Airline High has an active Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, and they apparently want to set up prayer boxes around the school in order to collect the prayer intentions of those who need them. The ACLU believes this is a violation of the First Amendment, despite there being no forced conversion to Christianity, nor is anyone even really being pushy about their faith. The ACLU frowns upon religious activity being inside of a school because, hey, what if we hurt someone’s feelings?" . . .
Nancy Pelosi: Probe anti-abortion group over Planned Parenthood videos

School Rescinds “Tag Ban” After Public Outcry
. . . "Late last week, we learned that for the “physical and emotional safety of all students,” they instituted a ban on tag during recess."    . . .

. . . "Ms Pierce, 64, who has been teaching social studies for 40 years, was holding a classroom conversation during an Advanced Placement history class September 18 in which the students were talking about racism and offensive epithets." . . . 

Bill Clinton Blames — Wait for It — the GOP for Hillary’s Email Woes
"The Clintons have made a living in a political culture where it is OK to refuse to accept responsibility for your actions while blaming others for your problems. It’s a far cry from Truman’s “The buck stops here.” For them, it’s more like “pin the tail on the elephant.' ”
Hey, it worked for Obama, didn't it?

‘The View’s’ Controversial Misstep Reminds Us How Much We Love Nurses
. . . "In case you missed it, the daytime talk show recently took aim at Kelley Johnson, a registered nurse who competed in the Miss America competition wearing scrubs and a stethoscope. Johnson, who was competing in the pageant as Miss Colorado, was mocked by the show’s co-hosts for her two-minute monologue highlighting the heroic work of nurses." . . .

The View nurses

So, liberals would be happy with a president who believes in Sharia law?


. . . “Political correctness is ruining our country,” Ben Carson said recently, after being pummeled by the media for stating that he could not support a Muslim for President “unless he publicly rejected the tenets of sharia and lived a life consistent with that.” . . .

On Islam, Ben Carson Is Right and Charles Krauthammer Is Wrong


Something to be considered   "Christian migrants in German asylum centres are living under persistent threat, with many fearing for their lives as the hardline Sunni majority within the migrant population attempts to enforce Sharia law in their new host nation."

Obama: Gay Rights beat Religious Freedom. UPDATED

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Obama Warns Christians: Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Freedom

President Barack Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee LGTB fundraiser September 27, 2015 in New York City. The president is in New York for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit which is running for three days prior to the start of the 70th session General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly.

As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning them their attempts to assert their religious liberty to oppose gay rights would fail.

“We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” he insisted during a dramatic speech at a LGTB fundraiser in New York City on Sunday night, praising the progress made on gay rights under his administration. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”

"The fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee was specifically billed as an “LGBT gala” held in New York City in coordination with Obama’s trip to the United Nations Assembly.

"During his speech, Obama asserted that his administration was respecting what he described as “genuine concerns” of religious institutions but suggested that Republicans were using the issue just to earn more votes, as they did in 2004.
“America has left the leaders of the Republican Party behind,” he declared proudly." . . .

Confucius takes on political correctness

The Rectification of Names: Confucius Takes on Political Correctness
. . . "History and biology have not been kind to the left.  It’s no accident, as Marxists used to say, that the nomenklatura is so fixated on language, and so ready to persecute violators of its shibboleths.  Its grip on power and its programs depend on obfuscation.  Leftists have become expert weavers of the emperor’s new clothes.

"In honor of Confucius’s birthday, let’s start calling things by their proper names.  This is a revolutionary act, and can be carried out every day in conversations with friends, relatives, and co-workers.  If enough people begin calling things by their proper names, the emperor at some point will have to pull on a pair of jeans.

"In honor of Confucius’s birthday, here are a few terms and the alternatives you can politely insist on when the conversation turns to history or politics." . . .

Brief excerpts from this article:
5.  “Climate Change”
"No alternative.  The term has all the significance of “Plant Death.”  The climate has always changed, and far more dramatically even during the blink of an eye that humans have been on Earth.  As for Anthropogenic Global Warming, there has been no evidence of warming for 18 years. "

9. “Sexist”
"Polite.   And aware of gender differences.  There are of course genuine racists and sexists, but the terms are used so promiscuously that a dozen innocents are smeared for every true bigot."

14.  "Islamophobic"
"Knowledgeable about the history and doctrines of Islam.  In two great waves beginning in the 7th and 14th centuries, Islam swept into Europe to conquer the natives and incorporate them into dar al Islam as dhimmis, “protected” so long as they paid the jizya, the tax on unbelievers, surrendered their arms, and demonstrated their submission to their rulers in various other humiliating ways."


Sunday, September 27, 2015

The tyranny of political correctness

Political Correctness: Do We Have What It Takes To Reverse Course?

. .. . "Every day, statements that people make are being grossly exaggerated, taken out of context, misinterpreted, and/or deemed offensive or otherwise unacceptable.  More and more words and phrases are being declared off-limits by “leaders” we don't trust and certainly don't agree with.  PC in its many forms has become a preferred tool with which the powerful elite manipulate and control public perception.  Mass media, political sycophants, and gullible ideologues have enthusiastically joined in the game. " . . .

. . . "It doesn't help that our society has become more and more secular, leaving many with nowhere to turn (without spiritual knowledge and the power of prayer) for guidance when they “feel offended.”  The power mongers among us are quick to recruit such people to help them in their efforts to destroy their political enemies.  This typifies how anger often becomes amplified and dangerous in our society.

"Consider this:  From the very beginning of our republic's existence, the free flow of ideas has been a primary factor in our nation's overall success.  However, in recent decades we have witnessed a not insignificant decline in the effectiveness of virtually all of our institutions – governmental, financial, educational, religious, etc."

The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook
Excerpt from the book:
  • Vagrant.� Nonspecifically-destinationed individual; directionally-impoverished person.
  • Phallocentrism: The use, by white heterosexual males, of such discredited devices as reasoning and�logic to maintain a position of sexual and political dominance.
  • First Baseperson.� The correct gender-inclusive term for first baseman, recommended by the Little League.
  • Prisoner. Client of the correctional system, guest in a correctional institution, incarcerated American.
  • Pro-abortion. Pro-choice.
  • Shoplifter. Nontraditional shopper.
  • Grammar. Defined by Lewis Lapham as "arbitrary rules of procedure subservient to a sexist political agenda."
  • Pet owner. The American Humane Society says the appropriate term is "human companion of a nonhuman companion."
  • Morally different. Dishonest, evil.
  • Jungle. Tropical Rainforest. The term "jungle" is ideologically unsuitable because of its use in such insensitive phrases as "It's a jungle out there."
  • Difficult-to-serve. Canadian educators'�term for sociopathic. Example: "Professor McLaughlin was robbed at gunpoint by one of his difficult-to-serve students."
  • Smellism. Discrimination against, or stigmatization or oppression of a human or nonhuman being because�his/her/its nondiscretionary body odor is deemed to be unpleasant.
  • Ableism.� The Smith College Office of Student Affairs defines this as "oppression of the differently abled by the temporarily able."
"To see the emptiness of liberal/Democrat logic, try the following at the next dinner party.

"If I vote for Ben Carson, am I still guilty of being a racist, considering the way you hurled that accusation at me when I told you that Obama was a very bad choice because of his ideology and his acquaintances?

"If I vote for Carly Fiorina, am I still guilty of a war on women, given that this woman has broken through the glass ceiling, overcome a deadly disease, and still come out fighting?

"If you insist that the federal government fund Planned Parenthood even after the uncovering of  illegal sales of aborted body parts, I am confused.  Wasn't Obamacare supposed to provide universal coverage for all Americans?  Why, then, does the federal government need to continue funding Planned Parenthood? 
"f you vote for Bernie Sanders, will your house in Chappaqua be available for the government's use if Sanders decides you have no right to private property anymore?  As Thomas Sowell has opined, "what exactly is [the] fair share of what someone else has worked for?"

"For the environmentalists who maintain that we have no right to use trees to produce paper towels for bathroom use, did you know that "dryers use electricity which produces a 'carbon footprint' that liberals link to global warming"?

"By the way, "if 11 million illegal aliens are supposed to assist the U.S. economy, why didn't they help the Mexican economy before they left?' " . . .
Full article

[Obama's] State Department just gave Trey Gowdy what he wanted in 925 Hillary e-mails

Independent Journal Review  Friday document dump made manifest.

. . . "Among the emails released thus far are revelations about what Clinton was doing the night of the Benghazi attacks, how her team coordinated with the White House to assign blame for the attacks, and the role of Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal in assisting Clinton on intelligence in the region.

"The Clinton emails, which total over 55,000 pages and were turned over to the State Department by Clinton this spring, were originally sorted by Clinton adviser Heather Samuelson. It is not clear whether Samuelson possesses a security clearance.

"Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to testify before the Benghazi committee on October 22."

Iran, Russia and the state of the Middle East under Obama. Still his admirers cheer for the man.

The Cooperation Between Iran And Russia Has Been High
. . . However, there could be more than what meets the eye. Tehran had signed a very crucial deal with six world powers about two months back, which accorded the country significant relief from crippling sanctions. In return, Iran appears to have agreed to scale back its nuclear program, which was viewed as a threat to the world. Subsequent to the deal, the cooperation between Russia and Iran appears to have surged, only to be further boosted by the ISIS insurgence.

"With a primary aim to boost economies and ties, Iran could also be buying aircraft from Russia to bolster its aging fleet and gain new technologies. It seems terrorism and an aggressive nuclear program was the reason Iran is collaborating so intimately with Russia."

How are Democrats different from socialists?

Greta Van Susteren Wonders why Socialist Bernie Sanders Invited to Democrat Debates?


"So, liberals are now synonymous with socialists, correct?

"Why else would you invite a man who is dedicated to instilling socialist values if elected president to an event for Democrats? There is no answer, period.

"The geniuses who believe socialism works have not been keeping up with the news regarding Greece, Venezuela, or dozens of other countries, nor do they know anything about history.
Without capitalism, America fails. With socialism, we’ll all fail together.

"Some responses… "

Anti-religion group offended over Jesus picture in a Kentucky courtroom, but still looking for someone therre to initiate the lawsuit.

Battlelines Drawn Over Breathitt County Courthouse Jesus Portrait

Via Weasel Zippers"People are so offended, the organization can’t find any plaintiffs to push the case for them."


"Debate is stirring in Breathitt County over a courthouse portrait of Jesus. Dozens of community members rallied Tuesday after learning that church-state separation advocates are considering a legal challenge.

"A spokesman for the Freedom from Religion Foundation says the organization has been quietly requesting that officials remove the image of Jesus hanging in the main entryway of the Breathitt County Courthouse for years – with no response. Now they’re seeking residents willing to act as plaintiffs, a role foundation staff attorney Andrew Seidel acknowledges can be difficult to fill.

"A spokesman for the Freedom from Religion Foundation says the organization has been quietly requesting that officials remove the image of Jesus hanging in the main entryway of the Breathitt County Courthouse for years – with no response. Now they’re seeking residents willing to act as plaintiffs, a role foundation staff attorney Andrew Seidel acknowledges can be difficult to fill."

Saturday, September 26, 2015

What did Obama mean when he said about Chinese President Xi, "I indicated" hacking has to stop?

Obama: "Hacking has to stop!". Another redline.

Obama: I Asked China to Stop Hacking, and They Said OK
. . . "Even the ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee noted “we can’t just believe what China says.” . . .

Obama, Xi promise not to commit cyber-theft
. . . "President Obama inked a totally unenforceable agreement with China that is supposed to stop the Chinese from stealing our business secrets and attacking our power grid.

"The fact that all we have is President Xi's word on it would normally cause a lot of people to balk at such an agreement.  But our trusting president, who thinks Iran's nuclear program is in a box because of a piece of paper, seems satisfied."
. . .
"It is unavoidable that very soon, Russia or China is going to hit us hard somewhere sensitive.  It may be the internet, it may be our power grid, it may be another massive attack on a big company.  But the hacks will continue as long as we have a president who refuses to offer any deterrence for an attack, and places his childlike faith in useless agreements.

"President Xi will be laughing all the way home."

On Islam, Ben Carson is Right; Charles Krauthammer is Wrong

. . . "This conundrum comes to the fore — and not for the first time — after Dr. Krauthammer’s serial denunciations of Dr. Ben Carson. In a Sunday Meet the Press interview, Carson opined that Islam is inconsistent with the United States Constitution and, therefore, that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation” — meaning he would not recommend that voters elect a Muslim president.

" Dr. K decries Dr. C’s remarks as “morally outrageous,” albeit “sincerely felt.” With Democrats in distress, the columnist fears Republicans are undermining their golden 2016 opportunity: “It is certainly damaging to any party when one of its two front-runners denigrates, however thoughtlessly, the nation’s entire Muslim American community.” But what loseth a man if he denigrates a tiny community — a large percentage of whose members are Islamists reliably aligned with Democrats — but gains the esteem of a vast political base convinced that Washington is insane on matters Muslim?" . . . Read more

 Related, also by Mr. McCarthy: Don’t Blame the Charlie Hebdo Mass Murder on ‘Extremism’
"Intolerance for free expression is rooted in classical Islam. "

Another book on Hillary by Ed Klein; dare we believe it? Salon does not. She calls Obama "incompetent and feckless".

Hillary to Obama “Call Off Your F*^#ing Dogs” Obama: “No”
"According to a new book coming out on Monday, the recent closed door meeting between Hillary and Obama did not go well.  According to the book, during the meeting, which was requested by Hillary, she shouted at him, “Call off your f*^#ing dogs!!”  Obama told her he couldn’t and wouldn’t interfere and that the problem was of her own making by setting up and operating a private server.  The March 23rd meeting came as Hillary and her campaign was being under attack for her illegal activities.

Unlikeable“T 'here is nothing I can do for you one way or another. Things have been set in motion, and I can’t and won’t interfere. Your problems are, frankly, of your own making,”

"Clinton had requested the meeting to discuss what she described as  “minor, meaningless violations.”  One has to wonder if that conversation and Hillary’s outburst led to the FBI getting involved in the investigation and whether Loretta Lynch will intervene like Holder did for Lois Lerner.  There are reasons to believe the investigation will not go well for Hillary.  One is the FBI seizing the Clinton server and the thumb drives in the possession of her lawyer.

"There is also the fact that the FBI refused to cooperate in the investigation with the State Department, who would try to give Hillary cover and could tip her off on the investigation.  The fact that a leak allowed the press to know that the FBI had recovered her “deleted” emails is also not a good sign for Hillary.  In such a sensitive investigation, it is unlikely anyone would have leaked the information without authority to do so.
. . .
Hillary called Obama ‘incompetent and feckless’ in boozy rant
. . . “The IRS targeting the Tea Party, the Justice Department’s seizure of AP phone records and [Fox reporter] James Rosen’s e-mails — all these scandals. Obama’s allowed his hatred for his enemies to screw him the way Nixon did,” she raged, the book says, adding that she called the president “incompetent and feckless.”

The UK Mail covers this as well: The Clintons and the Obama secretly hate each other, claim's Edward Klein's latest tell-all book

Salon is pretty contemptuous of this revelation: The right’s least reputable “journalist” imagines a Hillary/Obama shouting match . . . "Of course, if these things are accurate, it has to strike you as a little odd that Ed Klein is the only “journalist” in the country who is privy to these secret and nefarious sides of these very public figures."

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