Saturday, October 31, 2015

Larest emails damage Hillary's excuse about security concerns

Latest emails put the lie to Hillary's excuse for ignoring pleas for Benghazi security
"One of the more nauseating aspects (and there is a lot of competition) of the scandalous behavior of Hillary Clinton in the wake of the Benghazi attack was the manner in which she affected a close relationship with “Chris” Stevens, the ambassador sent to do her bidding who was brutally tortured and murdered because she didn’t have any interest in his pleas for extra security.  She maintained in her testimony to the Gowdy Committee that such matters don’t reach her desk.

"Yet the latest batch of emails released in a Friday-afternoon document dump reveals that that is not true.  Nick Gass, Josh Gerstein, and Rachel Bade write in Politico:
. . .

When Republicans tried to buttonhole Clinton because State declined numerous requests for additional security at the Benghazi compound that was later over-run, Clinton largely waved them off. Those requests for more protection, she argued several times that day, went to people who deal with security — not her, personally.
One email from April 23, 2009, however, shows top State aide Huma Abedin updating Clinton on a few embassy security issues. In a series of bullet points sent to “H2” at 8:34 a.m., Abedin listed steps State was taking to secure Afghanistan and Pakistan embassies, including “increasing the number of hooches, and doubling up staff in lodging.”

Why Liberals Identify With Criminals

American Thinker 
"Liberals hate cops, honest citizens with guns, and hard sentencing laws because liberals identify with criminals.
When visiting a Federal prison Obama summarized the view of liberals when he said:

“These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made."
. . .
"But worst of all, a person who views the police as the bad guys will buy into the lie of the Black Lives Matter movement that cops are killing people for no good reason. That in turn leads to lack of interest on their part concerning the safety of police.

"In the end, liberal identification with criminals leads to the police knowing that the politicians don’t have their backs and to a reduction in effective crime control. It’s not an accident that liberals disagree with Giuliani’s “Broken Window” policing philosophy, since liberals don’t seem to care about the victims of “petty” crimes.

"We need to tell the American people, our friends and neighbors, the truth that liberals aren’t like honest folk instead liberals identify with criminals and therefore support laws that favor criminals over victims and society.

"It’s time to realize that liberals are rooting for the wrong side in the war on crime."

National Police Union Calls for Total Tarantino Boycott

The Wrap via Drudge


"The police boycott of Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight” has received the endorsement of the National Association of Police Organizations — a group representing 1,000 police units and associations and over 241,000 sworn law enforcement officers.

"Not only does the organization support the protesting unions — which has spread to including cops in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, New Jersey, Chicago and Philadelphia — it is discouraging police officers from engaging in promotional efforts and any future productions that routinely need the assistance of law enforcement, even for off-duty work.

“ 'We ask officers to stop working special assignments or off-duty jobs, such as providing security, traffic control or technical advice for any of Tarantino’s projects,” a statement on NAPO’s website said." . . .

Friday, October 30, 2015

Krauthammer: Skip the Investigations and win the election

Charles Krauthammer 
"At a certain point, you have to realize you can’t hit a fastball.

"House Republicans don’t quite get that they are hopeless at oversight hearings. They keep losing — and now the chairman of the House Oversight Committee has just introduced articles of impeachment against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

"I’m sympathetic to the GOP motive, given how the Obama IRS has consistently obstructed and misled Congress in the tax-exemption scandal. But impeachment is no ordinary move. No agency chief or Cabinet officer has been impeached since 1876. And even proponents admit there is no chance of Koskinen being removed from office because the Senate will never convict.

"Instead, says Chairman Jason Chaffetz, the purpose is public education, “to demonstrate to the American people” that the IRS “will be held accountable” for violating the public trust.

"I’m all for demonstrating malfeasance. But the GOP House has given a five-year display of its inability to demonstrate anything. From Benghazi all the way back to Operation Fast and Furious, its hearings’ impact on public perception has been either zero or negative." . . .

Every day teachers in many schools must face "gentle giants"

"The liberal mainstream media has repeatedly tried this year to depict black kids as innocent angels — “gentle giants,” if you will — who allegedly face a nonstop barrage of racism, discrimination and abuse at the hands of teachers, security guards and police officers."

"Today, I dare to call B-------- on this false narrative and expose the truth about black kids by sharing the types of videos you would typically find on Colin Flaherty’s YouTube page, which I highly recommend you bookmark, by the way:"

""Here’s the thing. These sorts of attacks occur all the time at schools, universities, malls, fairgrounds, etc., and while many bad kids exist, race notwithstanding, only one race of people continually goes out of its way to excuse the surly conduct of its worst-behaving tykes.
. . . And so the cycle of black kids acting out and then sometimes getting justifiably punished for their behavior continues indefinitely, with every iteration pushing liberals to argue even harder that the alleged “gentle giants” known as black kids deserve a break from rightful discipline.  . . .
Many more videos of this type at the link.

Channel 9 News reports: "A Zellwood Elementary School student was arrested for attacking her teacher, according to Orange County investigators. Miesha Bryant is 10 years old, but she's already charged with felony battery for what happened at her school. WFTV spoke with Bryant and her mother, Sebrina Bryant. "Did she need to be arrested?" WFTV reporter Daralene Jones asked Sebrina Bryant. "No. No. No," she said. "I was shocked, devastated." Sebrina Bryant said she was furious. She said her fifth-grade daughter was just as innocent as she looked in her mug shot. But Bryant was arrested and charged with a felony for allegedly hitting a teacher."

Perhaps CNBC will be nominated for next week's Weasel of the Week*

* Watcher of Weasels

CNBC Debate

" . . .means more people than ever watched the cringe-worthy performance. Sources said the moderators knew they had the opportunity to challenge GOP contenders and potentially change the course of the entire race, but after the dust settled, everyone at the network apparently wanted a “do-over” because they knew they took things too far.

“ 'Everyone feels pretty embarrassed,” one veteran staffer said.

. . . "Not that they fooled anyone. With hilariously biased, condescending, and argumentative questions the three moderators accomplished the impressive feat of largely unifying the candidates, the studio audience, and the viewing public - all of whom agree that transparent liberal bias has made a mockery of what used to be an honorable profession." . . .
. . .  "Democrat front runner Hillary Clinton had the appalling lack of taste to tweet an animated GIF taken from the Benghazi hearings as her reaction.  It shows her smugly brushing imaginary crumbs from her shoulder, as if to say that dealing with any GOP opponent will be as easy for her as ducking responsibility for four American deaths." . . .

Uniting against the common enemy  . . . "There comes a time in the life of a collection of people when they become a group, even if only temporarily—even a group of people that’s pitted against each other in competition, like the candidates last night. If you give them a common enemy against which to unite, they sometimes become a group, and that’s what happened Wednesday evening." . . .

John Kasich alone said the moderators did a good job  Since he doesn't see himself being the GOP candidate, maybe he hopes for a job with CNBC. John Fund writes:

This year, it’s no secret who the media likes. A CNBC profile of Kasich in September wasn’t subtle. Its headline was “Is John Kasich the GOP Media Darling Who Could Finally Win?” CNBC noted that the three candidates — McCain, Huntsman, and Kasich — all had the same consultant for their White House bids. He’s John Weaver, a moderate Republican who has described his party as “a bunch of cranks.” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin told CBS last month that Kasich is “the media’s favorite candidate, and that is a dirty little secret.” As Kasich proved after the CNBC debate, the admiration is mutual.


Weasel of the Week; the obvious choice

Nice Deb

"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 particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…

Democrat Front Runner Hillary Clinton!

"Indeed, how could you beat Mrs. Clinton’s performance last week? It does indeed take a special kind of human being to knowingly lie to the entire country and to the grieving families of four dead Americans literally over their coffins. And all just to cover for Barack Obama and get him re-elected.

"A number of Mrs. Clinton’s friends and minions in the media referred to her performance as a ‘triumph’ and a ‘win.’ In actuality, the fact that she’s unlikely to face any cost or punishment for her behavior or her illegal server and destruction of documents that were by law all supposed to be turned over when she left office is a major defeat..for the country. It always is, whenever a nation’s standard of justice, integrity and trust in public officials is compromised.

"That includes the partisan Democrats on the Benghazi committee as well as the media.When ranking members of an investigating committee set up by congress contemptuously break House rules and openly leak what was supposed to be closed door testimony to the media in order to undermine it, there’s not much more to be said." . . .

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Watch Jeb Bush take a swing at Rubio and miss badly. How's that working out now?

RedState  "Many, maybe most, of those who watched last night’s GOP presidential debate say Sen. Marco Rubio won. I say Sen. Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz were both the winners. Everyone agrees that the losers were Jeb Bush and the CNBC so-called moderators. I say so-called because they made it abundantly clear that their sole purpose was to try and take down all of the Republican presidential candidates. They failed in that wrong-headed effort, and did so miserably. What the “moderators” did accomplish was to reveal their membership in the biased media-wing of the Democrats’ Party.

"The self-outing of the CNBC “moderators” began with a “question” asked by Carl Quintanilla:
QUINTANILLA:  This one is for Sen. Marco Rubio . You’ve been a young man in a hurry ever since you won your first election in your 20s. You’ve had a big accomplishment in the Senate, an immigration bill providing a path to citizenship the conservatives in your party hate, and even you don’t support anymore. Now, you’re skipping more votes than any senator to run for president. Why not slow down, get a few more things done first or least finish what you start?
"As you can see in the following the video clip, it wasn’t just a question. Quintanilla badgered Rubio three times during the Senator’s response. Before another question can be asked, at the 2:20 mark, Jeb Bush jumps in and picks his fight."

Read more at the above link.

Jeb Bush's Campaign Blueprint " A 112-page internal document provided to U.S. News includes more dirt on Marco Rubio, Iowa vote goals and a January advertising plan."
Doing Hillary's work for her.

The verdict is in: Republican insiders tell Jeb to quit now after debate disaster
. . . " 'Bush was the clear loser,' added Matt Lewis, a senior contributor for The Daily Caller. 'Bush has now moved from the point where he was merely floundering, and entered territory where he might do long-term damage to his legacy.'" . . .

"Indeed, the Democratic National Committee sent out a fundraising email today asking supporters to sign a petition demanding that Rubio resign."
. . . "Politfact found that in 2008 Obama missed 64 percent of votes and in 2004 Kerry missed nearly 90 percent of votes." . . .

Jeb: Obama-Era Republican  . . . "Jeb might then be fairly described as an Obama-Era Republican, having embraced Common Core and showing no real fire to undo even the worst of Obama’s excesses, or any indication that he’d dig the rot out of the vast executive branch. Candidates without fire aren’t intimidating, no matter how many big donors they have — especially given the ease of small-donor internet fundraising.
"The second flaw is that Bush seems to have underestimated both Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. There might not be any way to get around Trump’s ability to dominate the news media, and if there is a way, Jeb just isn’t the man to find it." . . .

Another Climate Alarmist Lets it Slip: Why They Want to Scare You   . . . "Klein says she "spent six years wandering through the wreckage caused by the carbon in the air and the economic system that put it there." Clearly, it is her goal to shatter the free-market system. The climate? It's just a vehicle, a pretext for uprooting the only economic system in history that has brought prosperity and good health.

"Klein's statement is perfectly in line with Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change, and in fact is almost an echo. Figueres acknowledged earlier this year that the environmental activists' goal is not to spare the world an ecological disaster, but to destroy capitalism." 
Read More At Investor's Business Daily:

Another "Hillary supporters asked to name her accomplishments" episode

Florida GOP Trolls Hillary Clinton at Her Own Event, Using Her Own Supporters
"When Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton had an event in South Florida earlier this month, he Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) sent a staffer armed with a video camera and a devastatingly damaging question: “Can you name her accomplishments?”

"On Wednesday, RPOF released a YouTube video showing Hillary supporters enthusiastically voicing their loyalty to her, but then stumbling when asked to name her top two accomplishments as either Secretary of State or when she represented New York in the Senate."

. . . "This isn’t the first time that this particular gimmick has been tried — PJ Media’s Michelle Fields did a similar, viciously effective video back in May 2014 — but there is still something incredibly fun about trolling Hillary Clinton using her own supporters at her own event.

"With Vice President Joe Biden deciding to sit out the 2016 contest, and Bernie Sanders refusing to directly attack Clinton at the last Democratic debate, Clinton is solidifying her grasp on her party’s presidential nomination, and this RPOF video will most certainly not be the last attack of this type against her. In a statement released by RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia with the video, he criticized her political record as “abundant in flip-flops, personal conveniences, and political expediency.' ”

Hillary Clinton Server Questions Town Hall Press Conf

Pumpkins have more to fear from the Obama administration than do Muslim terrorists

Oooh scary! Fed bureaucrats warn pumpkins cause global warming
"The Onion is getting serious competition from the bureaucrats at the Department of Energy, who obviously have too much time on their hands.  Jennifer Pompi of the Washington Times reports:
How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
. . .

. . . "It is true that every living thing on planet earth eventually decomposes and releases methane. The ultimate solution would be to sterilize the planet, making sure that no life exists. Maybe coat the planet in Roundup? If you are against methane, you are against life itself." . . .

Analysis: CNBC, Jeb Bush lose unruly GOP debate


"[Wednesday's]Republican candidate forum will primarily be remembered for two things, I suspect: (1) CNBC's truly awful moderation, and (2) the beginning of the end of Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.

"CNBC: Between the parade of gotcha questions, sloppy moderating, and factual errors, this was an evening to forget for the host network. Almost every single candidate on stage directly called out the slanted nature of the coverage in real time, punctuated by memorable slap-downs from Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Co-host John Harwood, whose inclusion on the panel irked conservatives from the moment it was announced, was especially tendentious and argumentative -- repeatedly interrupting candidates and flat-out blowing a fact-check about Rubio's tax plan. Harwood admitted his mistake on Twitter, but not on the air. The entire enterprise, from the production values, to the overall focus, to the flow of inquiries, was embarrassing. Incidentally, why was there no conservative media partner for this broadcast? Was that not a requirement this cycle?  (Update: An RNC source tells me CNBC's Rick Santelli constituted the "conservative element" of the forum)." . . .

Keep reading.

CNBC’s John Harwood Is Still Refusing To Admit He Was Wrong . . . "This is why Rubio jumped on him. Marco Rubio knew that Harwood’s facts were wrong. This is why the Tax Foundation president jumped on him. As the actual publisher of the study in question, he knew that Harwood’s facts were wrong.

"Proving once again why he had no business whatsoever moderating the GOP presidential primary debate, John Harwood is apparently the only person in America who doesn’t understand he was wrong. It’s bad enough to aggressively argue with a presidential candidate after being repeatedly corrected on live television. But doubling down and refusing to admit error 12 hours later, after you’ve been repeatedly pantsed by everyone with a basic grasp of the facts?

"That’s just sad. It’s also vintage John Harwood."

Left wing pressure from places like Media Matters hoped to make CNBC as biased as they were last night:  " Let's Hope CNBC Debate Moderators Hold GOP Candidates Accountable For Their Fantasy Tax Plans "

Republicans finally win one against the media. Icing on the cake that it was an NBC station

Does it not seem to you that someone in the mainstream media would realize there is a great story behind the media's anti-conservative bias?

Kurtz: Debate ‘Absolute Trainwreck for CNBC,’ ‘Disaster For All Of Us In the News Business’  . . . "I’m totally in favor of tough and provocative questions. … But a lot of these questions were not drilling down on facts, or record, or policy."

Debate 3: Ted Cruz Changes the Game  . . . "Everything changed when Ted Cruz dressed down Carl Quintenilla and John Harwood – two of CNBC's far-left commentators – and literally mocked their absurd line of questioning.
"Cruz did not just criticize the questions; he made sport of them.  He demonstrated just how infantile most of the CNBC crew was (Tea Party originator Rick Santelli not included).  Cruz  flat-out embarrassed them, and they knew it." . . .

You knew this next story would come out of MSNBC, didn't you?
. . . "This morning, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, a similar line was pursued, with even nominal Republican Joe Scarborough hewing to the party line that the GOP field was pathetic." . . .

Dan Youra
. . . "Here’s the false gotcha Harwood launched at Rubio:
The Tax Foundation, which was alluded to earlier, scored your tax plan and concluded that you give nearly twice as much of a gain in after-tax income to the top one-percent as to people in the middle of the income scale. Since you’re a champion of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, don’t you have that backward?
"Rubio immediately hit Harwood back: “No, you wrote a story on it, you had to go back and correct it.' ” . .  .

. . . "After 15 minutes it was clear that this was not a debate, but a verbal shooting gallery set up by CNBC, with the targets the Republican candidates and the shooters their biased antagonists from the press,” said Meese. " . . .
. . . "The moderators were so far left and openly combative that it was like watching a Republican debate moderated by the Democratic Party. CNBC’s moderators succeeded in making CNN’s Candy Crowley look fair and balanced.
"Everyone who’s familiar with John Harwood and CNBC had some idea it was going to go this way. Everyone except Republican Party chairman, Reince Priebus." . . .

From NRO:
Cruz Eviscerates CNBC Moderators: Questions Illustrate Why Americans Distrust Media  
"Asked tonight about the debt ceiling, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) instead used the question as an opportunity to provide a blistering critique of CNBC’s debate moderators, earning rousing applause from the audience. Here’s the exchange:" . . .

The Clinton Magic still works

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
The Clintons survive multiple scandals such as sexual harassment charges, corruption and rape charges, along with the deaths of four of Hillary's people, yet thanks to Democrats they remain high and lifted up. TD

HopeN'Change  ". . . And what a victory it is! No one in the State Department demoted or disciplined, and none of the not-so-spontaneous terrorists "brought to justice" by the Obama administration.' "

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Candidates take on media

Daily Mail  "Republican debate turns into all-out war as Donald Trump bashes John Kasich, Jeb Bush hits his protege Marco Rubio, and EVERYONE hammers CNBC's moderators

CNBC hosts progressively lost control of the event
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz turned openly hostile, accusing them all of being Democrats intent on damaging the GOP field.    
. . .
'Nobody watching at home believes that any of the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary!' he charged.
'The questions asked so far illustrate why the American people don't trust the media. This is not a cage match,' Cruz said 
'Look at the questions: "Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?" "Ben Carson, can you do math?" "John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?" "Marco Rubio, why don't you resign?" "Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?"' 
'How about talking about the substantive issues that people care about?'

"Cruz earned the night's loudest single wave of applause for that outburst." 

ATTACK THE MODERATORS! Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (right) drew wild applause for reciting a list of CNBC anchors' questions that he said 'illustrate why the American people don't trust the media'

  • "As Ben Carson continues to rise in the polls, ahead not just in Iowa but now nationally, there is one thing you can bank on.  A round of attacks on Dr.  Carson are about to begin and they will be vicious, not to the extent of Stalin’s famous plot against the doctors perhaps, but the plot against this particular doctor will be pretty bad.  And as with Stalin’s plot, it will be filled with lies and innuendo aimed at destroying the subject.

  • "Donald Trump has already given us a hint with his cheesy, supposedly innocent, question about Carson’s religion. But that’s only the beginning. The media will have a field day.  They have already shown an eagerness to quote Carson out of context, thereby skewing what he is really saying (i.e. his comments about guns and the Holocaust and the presidency and Sharia law) in an obvious  attempt to “get him.' ” . . .

America, what have you become?

AMERICA HAS LOST ITS MIND: Just Take A Look At How Far We Have Come
                                                                              "No, you haven’t lost your mind.
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" Yes, America has.

"If someone just 20 years ago had said, for starters, that we’d someday elect an anti-American president who would intentionally flood our borders with millions of illegal immigrants and Islamist “refugees,” that we’d soon celebrate as “heroic” a former Olympic champion for mutilating his body and pretending to be a woman, that we’d have five extremist lawyers on the Supreme Court unconstitutionally force the radical redefinition of marriage to mollify people with same-sex fetishes – you might call that person crazy.

"Well, crazy is the new normal. America has lost its mind. We’ve snapped. Anyone with eyes to see, ears to hear and a brain to think knows it.

"But why? How did it happen? What exactly caused America’s moral GPS to send our nation headlong into oncoming traffic?

"And can anything be done to fix it?

"Maybe once in a generation are we so graced with a communicator like veteran journalist and best-selling author David Kupelian. His matchless ability to unpack the complicated issues of our day with simplistic precision is nothing short of genius, a gift from God he has shared once more in his latest book,  The Snapping of the American Mind: Healing a Nation Broken by a Lawless Government and Godless Culture." . . .

Hillary way on top, but what people have put her there?

. . . "What then does it say about us as a people, that a lie is treated as a moral victory? Hillary lied to the American people and it was revealed that way during her testimony. She told Americans that Benghazi occurred because of an internet video that allegedly outraged the Islamic world. And she did so even as she delivered another rationale for the attack when she communicated privately. " . . .

Shocker: Clinton up 41 in Iowa   . . . "The surge is due partly to Joe Biden declining to enter the race and the media's almost universal declaration that Hillary did well in her testimony before the Benghazi committee." . . .

McCain: ‘I Don’t See How Any Veteran Who Cares About Their Fellow Veterans’ Can Back Hillary   . . . “Now Hillary Clinton, in her blind ambition, has now injected partisanship into the VA issue and that is disgraceful,” he added, stressing “she owes an apology,” especially the
PJM asked McCain if Sanders would be a better leader on veterans issues than Clinton. McCain stressed that he didn’t want to “engage in favoritism” in the Democratic presidential primary.
But, he noted, “Bernie Sanders worked very hard when chairman of the Veterans Affairs
"Committee.” They had “many disagreements but were able to come together” — negotiations for which, McCain quipped, “my reward will be in heaven not here on earth for that exercise.”

"“He does have a record of advocacy for our veterans,” McCain said of Sanders, adding that he knows “of no activity, legislative or otherwise, Hillary Clinton was engaged in as U.S. senator” on behalf of veterans.

Cornell U. and the "Streisand Effect"

Cornell basking in “Streisand Effect” after Watters’ World shutdown

Student newspaper calls it an “Embarrassment to Cornell”
"On Monday night, October 26, 2015, The O’Reilly Factor ran a Watters’ World segment with student-on-the-street interviews.

"The highlight of the segment was that Cornell shut down Jesse Watters on air during student interviews.

"Here is the segment.

"I predicted that Cornell would experience the Streisand Effect, which is:

The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose 2003 attempt to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently drew further public attention to it. Similar attempts have been made, for example, in cease-and-desist letters to suppress numbers, files, and websites. Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity and media extensions such as videos and spoof songs, often being widely mirrored across the Internet or distributed on file-sharing networks.
"And sure enough, that is what is happening. The incident has been reported in dozens of major outlets, not just in the conservative blogosphere.

"WaPo’s Erik Wemple, who unfortunately threw some cheap shots at Watters unrelated to the incident, did correctly diagnose the problem: " . . .

Looking ahead to tonight's Republican debate

How GOP Candidates are Preparing for Tonight’s Debate

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Beating Up on Ben Carson  "The first salvo was an attack on his wife Candy Carson's appearance – her clothes, her hairstyle, and her lack of make-up.  I thought it was the right waging the "war on women."  Turns out the left is waging one, particularly against women the left disagrees with politically."

Seven Storylines to Watch at Tonight’s GOP Debate
One of which is "curtain call for Carly"

GOP Debate: Rivals Hope Substance Will Stop Trump, Carson Rise
"Seasoned U.S. politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination are eager to shift the campaign focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday's debate and expose what they see as weaknesses in the two front-runners.
"Jeb Bush and other candidates are trying to turn the tide in a campaign that is dominated so far by provocative rhetoric that has played to the strengths of Trump, a bombastic reality television star and developer, and Carson, a soft-spoken surgeon who has been gaining support in opinion polls.
The two-hour debate, moderated in Boulder, Colorado, by business network CNBC, will begin at 8 p.m. EDT/0000 GMT Wednesday.

"With Trump and Carson holding a firm grip on the race in polls of likely Republican voters for the November 2016 election, the forum comes at an increasingly perilous time for lower-ranking candidates." . . .

Follow the debate on Powerline

Power Line  . . . "It will be televised on CNBC. What better way to watch it than with a few hundred (or thousand) fellow conservatives? The audience for the debate will be big, and it could be a make or break event for several candidates.

"So: plan to sign in to Power Line Live as you watch the debate. To get into Power Line Live, click on the “Live” link above or simply click here.

"You will be asked to log in. Logging in is easy. When you arrive at Power Line Live, you’ll be invited to enter a nickname. Enter anything you like, but keep it civil, of course. You’ll instantly be in the chat!

"You can also click the button that says “Log in or sign up now!” This lets you use your Facebook account to log in. In this case, you won’t have to pick a nickname; we’ll get it from your Facebook profile. Click the Facebook logo, and then authorize Facebook to connect with chat. Once you do this, you’ll be in the chat. You can comment on the action and see what your fellow conservatives are saying.

Weasel of the Week Nominees

Nice 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….

Democrat Front Runner Hillary Clinton!
"The Independent Sentinel : How do you beat Hillary -lied her butt off Thursday and did it so well!"

The Democrats On The Benghazi Committee!

" . . .because they were so eager to circle the wagons around the obviously corrupt and dishonest Hillary Clinton.. What makes them especially repulsive weasels is their gross (yet routine) left-wing projection – accusing the GOP of politicizing the Benghazi investigation as they themselves very blatantly politicize the proceedings."

Violent  Film Maker And Cop Hater Quentin Tarantino!;0xw,0xh&resize=700:*&output-format=image/jpeg&output-quality=75

"Officer Holder is the third law enforcement officer to die this month in the line of duty or from injuries that occurred in the line of duty and the fourth NYPD officer killed in the line of duty in the past eleven months giving those calling for the death of law enforcement reason to celebrate and celebrate they did."

"Hard worker" is a racist term? Who knew?

This could be posted under "American Silliness"
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry (pictured) said the term ‘hard worker’ should not be used because it is an insult to the experience of slaves
Althouse  "Now, what could possibly be wrong with the description 'hard worker'?" A"sks Greta Van Susteren before playing video of Melissa Harris-Perry calling out a guest for saying that Paul Ryan is a "hard worker."

"This is Harris-Perry's stern warning:  "I want us to be super-careful when we use the language 'hard worker,' because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall, because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like."

"Oh, so the
slave is the idealized "hard worker"? Then why, just a couple weeks ago did a textbook publisher, McGraw-Hill, have to apologize and agree to change a geography textbook that referred to slaves as "workers"?
On reading a caption in his geography textbook that described slaves as “workers”, Coby Burren sent a photo and an annoyed message to his mother. "We was real hard workers wasn’t we," he wrote.
Good grief.

Again:  Her comments sparked online backlash with many calling them ridiculous    

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Chaffetz, House move to impeach Obama's IRS chief

Wayne Dupree  . . . "Chaffetz argued that Koskinen lied to Congress when he said they were turning over all of Lois Lerner’s emails. In reality, the IRS was in the process of destroying the backup files that contained these emails.

"Chaffetz and his colleagues claim that the IRS knew that some of Lerner’s emails were missing in February of 2014 and that they then destroyed backup tapes a month later. Koskinen, however, didn’t admit any of this to Congress until June.
“The chain of command all the way down has changed,” Koskinen told the Senate earlier Tuesday, claiming that he had cleaned up his agency. “There are new people that have gone through, and we’ve pursued appropriate disciplinary review as needed.”
"Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch told Koskinen today that many of his efforts appear to have been misdirected." . . .

Andrea Tantaros slams NYT over what she calls "sexist garbage" on Carly Fiorina

Obviously posted by a sexist, chauvinist source.
Oops...wait! This is from Victory Girls Blog!

Fox Host Andrea Tantaros Slams NYT for “Sexist Garbage” Article on Carly Fiorina

by Jodi Giddings
"On the heels of crowning Hillary Clinton “The Queen of Everything” last week following her debate “win” against the other four dimwits on stage with her, and her magnificent performance—and I stress the word “performance”—at the House Benghazi Hearing, the New York Times is again doing precisely what it and countless other Leftist rags do with predictable regularity: practicing shameless hypocrisy. Here’s what the “news”paper ran yesterday on GOP presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina:" . . .

Signs that the deaths of our Benghazi defenders weighs heavily on Hillary

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The last exodus like this was Jews trying to get out of Nazi Germany

Merkel Bridge

These refugees grew up on a steady diet of this  You didn't think only Palestinian children were taught these things, did you? And they are all headed for the West.

"Palestinians have been stabbing random Israelis daily for weeks, and on cue myriad foreign commentators have been trotting out the usual "root causes" arguments to explain their actions: Israeli settlements, Palestinians' collective despair, the Netanyahu government's policies.
"Then again, we could just as well blame Farfour." . . .

Monday, October 26, 2015

Our allies suffer the foreign policy of Obama and his lifetime mentors

And America will be the worse for it.

Afghanistan Turns To Russia Because America Is Untrustworthy
Afghanistan and Russia are set to sign a deal for the delivery of Mi-35 gunship helicopters.

"Atmar is asking for U.S. help, but Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is calling on someone more serious: Russia's Vladimir Putin. Ghani wants helicopter gunships and artillery from Moscow.
" . . .
" 'Russia is seizing the opportunity," a U.S. official told the Wall Street Journal. And, remarkably, Putin had just warned at a Kazakhstan summit of regional Asian leaders earlier this month that he was ready to get involved, ostensibly to prevent Islamists from destabilizing central Asia. Moscow this year also sold four chopper gunships to Pakistan, another U.S. ally whose eyes have been forced to wander.

"It just doesn't pay to be a friend of the U.S. these days.". . .
"Israel wanted to send commandos to break into the Fordo nuclear facility in Iran and sabotage it from the inside, WSJ reports. The US considered it a suicide mission and refused to sell Israel military hardware that could be used in such a raid."

Allies scorned by Obama continue turn to Russia
. . . "In a major strategic shift, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a visit to Moscow on Monday that Israel and Russia had agreed to coordinate military moves in Syria to avoid the possibility of the two countries accidentally trading fire."
. . .
Saudi Arabia: "Since the signing of the nuclear deal with Iran, there have been widespread reports of plans by Russia and the Saudis to possibly step up cooperation on energy policies." . . .
Egypt, Jordan: . . . "The Obama administration has been cool to the secular, moderate government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, which ousted the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies, led my Mohamed Morsi in 2013." . . .
Israel: ". . . And now, under the Obama administration, the U.S.-Israel alliance, the linchpin of America’s Mideast foreign policy, is under historic strain." . . .

Hillary's Breathtaking Mendacity*

1. The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness.
2. A lie; a falsehood.

Just as she looked Charles Woods in the eye three years ago, while his son’s remains and those of three other Americans killed by jihadists lay nearby, so did Hillary Clinton look America in the eye during Thursday’s testimony. Both times, she seemed earnest, composed and determined as only a pathological liar can in the execution of a high-stakes fraud.

Andrew C. McCarthy at National Review   "We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.”

"Those words, depraved words, were spoken by then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton, with President Obama by her side, on September 14, 2012. This was at Joint Base Andrews, during the most sacred of rites: the return of the remains of Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, all slain in the line of duty in Benghazi.

"And all slain, it must never be forgotten, by jihadists carrying out what Clinton, Obama, and high-ranking national-security officials throughout the United States government knew full well was a planned terrorist attack, not a “protest” run amok and incited by “an awful Internet video.”

"That obvious fact is now explicit after Mrs. Clinton’s galling testimony on Thursday before the House select committee investigating the Benghazi massacre.

"Not only had the siege occurred on the eleventh anniversary of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 atrocities. Not only was Obama informed in the first minutes that a terrorist attack was underway. Not only had terrorist attacks in Benghazi been threatened and executed for months. Not only were mortars deployed by trained jihadists. Not only had Gregory Hicks, the senior State Department official on the ground in Libya after Ambassador Stevens was killed, directly briefed then-secretary Clinton about the then-ongoing terrorist attack — the same Gregory Hicks who would later testify that the anti-Muslim Internet video was a “non-event” in Benghazi."