Ronald Reagan step aside. Here we are at the end of a week and the beginning of a weekend that is so very important in the history of Jews and Christians – a week in which gay rights and other secular issues dominate the headlines – and we are all about the Apostle Thomas. It was the Apostle Thomas, who after the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, looked at his divine mentor and demanded inspection of the holes drilled into the hands by nails and the stab of a spear on the chest. The Apostle Thomas was beating Ronald Reagan by millennia: Trust, but verify.
Trust? Did you know this about Ben Smith’s (who spent more time and effort investigating our Hillary supporting readers and attempting to infect us with malware in 2007/2008 than investigating Barack Obama’s phony history) latest employer:
“With red state Democratic Senators remaining skittish about embracing Obama’s gun proposals, at least two top Democratic donors are stepping forward and vowing to withhold any and all future financial contributions from any Democrats who don’t support the centerpiece of Obama’s plan: Expanded background checks.
Kenneth Lerer, a New York businessman who is chairman of Buzzfeed.com, and David Bohnett, a technology entrepreneur and philanthopist based in Los Angeles, are both major financial supporters of Democratic candidates, having each given scores of large contributions over the years.”
Don’t trust Obama protecting Big Media outlets.
Gee, it’s really hot outside isn’t it? It must be the hottest ever and getting hotter. No one can possibly be making money or ginning up temperature data right? It must be hotter and getting hotter and hotter since it began to get hotter:
“Twenty-year hiatus in rising temperatures has climate scientists puzzled
DEBATE about the reality of a two-decade pause in global warming and what it means has made its way from the sceptical fringe to the mainstream.
In a lengthy article this week, The Economist magazine said if climate scientists were credit-rating agencies, then climate sensitivity – the way climate reacts to changes in carbon-dioxide levels – would be on negative watch but not yet downgraded.
Another paper published by leading climate scientist James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, says the lower than expected temperature rise between 2000 and the present could be explained by increased emissions from burning coal. [snip]
But the fact that global surface temperatures have not followed the expected global warming pattern is now widely accepted.
Research by Ed Hawkins of University of Reading shows surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range projections derived from 20 climate models and if they remain flat, they will fall outside the models’ range within a few years.
“The global temperature standstill shows that climate models are diverging from observations,” says David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
“If we have not passed it already, we are on the threshold of global observations becoming incompatible with the consensus theory of climate change,” he says.
Whitehouse argues that whatever has happened to make temperatures remain constant requires an explanation because the pause in temperature rise has occurred despite a sharp increase in global carbon emissions.”
Verify before you trust. There’s a lot of money to be made from scams that exploit fear and lies.
Beware especially of those that want to help you by helping themselves to your cash (see Barack Obama’s latest plan to save the world by raising the cost of gas for Americans).
OoooooOooh, those darn Israelis. Darn those gay hating, gay executing, Jewish bigots. Oh, um, uh… never mind. It’s not the Jews after all:
“The most revealing essay in Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality?* was entitled “Gay Imperialism: Gender and Sexuality Discourse in the War on Terror.” Hinging upon the premise that “besides terrorism, gender and sexuality are the grounds upon which the Islamophobic wars at home and abroad are fought,” the authors sought to portray discussion of homosexuality in Muslim countries as a new form of the 19th-century mission civilisatrice of the French empire.
Coming in for special scorn were those Muslims who themselves criticized attitudes in their own cultures. [snip]
So averse are these academics to finding fault in Arab, Muslim, or other nonwhite communities that they have attempted to isolate mere discussion of homophobia by decrying it as a form of racism. Indeed, according to them, the promotion of gay rights is itself an offshoot of racism. [snip] In other words, to expect immigrants from nonwhite majority countries to reject wife-beating and tolerate gay relationships is to be a racist.
The last stripe in this rainbow flag of cynical distortion is the alleged phenomenon of “pinkwashing,” defined by City University professor Sarah Schulman in a New York Times op-ed in 2011 as the “deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity signified by Israeli gay life.”
Though the phrase gained worldwide attention thanks to Schulman, it actually first came to prominent attention in a 2010 piece in the British Guardian by Rutgers academic Jasbir Puar, who claimed Israel was engaged in a “gay propaganda war,” using its supposed openness to homosexuality as a smokescreen to trick gay activists into thinking better of it rather than standing with those who argue Israel is an evildoer because of its conduct toward Palestinians.
The campaign against “pinkwashing” reached a paranoid height in 2011 in a determined campaign by Arab and left-wing gay activists against gaymiddleeast.com—a Web portal featuring news and information about gay-related issues across the Middle East. [snip]
And, according to its enemies, the site failed to condemn Israel and the positions of its government on issues wholly unrelated to gay rights (such as relations with the Palestinians). To add insult to injury, it had the temerity to publish “article after article of [sic] how awesome Tel Aviv’s gay life is,” rather than the “anti-apartheid statements of the various Arab LGBT groups.” [snip]
What the relativists ultimately cannot stomach are moral arguments coming from the mouths of Westerners, directed at non-Westerners. [snip] These ideas will get an airing in April at the City University of New York, at a conference entitled “Homonationalism and Pinkwashing,” in which the United States will also be accused of using its supposed open-mindedness toward homosexuality as a propaganda tool. To the proponents of the “pinkwashing” meme, the hard-fought, tangible victories won by gay people over the past five decades are illusory, because America remains a capitalist, oppressive, and imperialist hegemon.
“In the United States, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have been invited into an equality defined, not by rights, but by the ability to participate openly in immoral wars,” Sarah Schulman writes in the conference description, reducing over half a century of gay-rights activism to enjoying, as an acknowledged homosexual, the right to kill innocent, dark-skinned people. By failing to engage in a more radical, Marxist critique of society, gay activists have sold out: They advocate for “assimilationist” goals like marriage and military service, when what they should really be doing is undermining the patriarchy and advocating pacifism. They have become handmaidens to “homonationalism,” or the “collusion between LGBT people and identification with the nation state, re-enforcement of racial and national boundary, and systems of supremacy ideology no longer interrupted by homophobia.”
Who knew? If you drink a Mimosa at a gay bar you’re a racist! If you’re gay and don’t burn the American flag you’re a racist! If you’re gay and are mostly interested in Judy Garland and Ru Paul – you’re a racist! That’s how crazed the Obama left DailyKooks have become.
If you think Judeo-Christian Western civilization and culture has virtues in abundance and lessons to teach you’re a racist!
There’s a lot in that article worth reading. If you want to help free Muslim gays with policies recycled from the campaign to help Soviet Jewry the article has some ideas to consider. If you want to read how corrupt the Obama left is (hint: gay Muslims are smart to cooperate with the gay hating misogynist Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt and give these thugs power), indulge yourself.
The Obama Kooks are all for BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) against Israel but pinkwashing of the Muslim Brotherhood politics. Don’t trust them.
Back in 2007 almost from the very first postings in this website we declared that “Obama cannot be trusted”. Eventually entire articles detailed why “Barack Obama cannot be trusted.” Our catechism was written:
“Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”
Today Keith Koffler echoes us:
“Obama: Trust Me, I’ll Treat You Better
Whether he’s trying to make nice with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu or suddenly at the doorstep of Republicans, looking for meetings, Obama is starting his second term merely trying to get those he has to deal with to trust him.
They’d be better off trusting their instincts instead, which most likely tell them: Once bitten, twice shy.”
Koffler carried our message to the pixels of Politico:
“Every woman knows the type. He doesn’t call when he said he would, he forgets Valentine’s Day, he’s late to pick you up – the only thing he has a good memory for is excuses. [snip]
President Obama’s recent flurry of “outreaching” and shifting policies suggests the political incarnation of just such a man. And those on the receiving end of his sudden flattery can be excused for trusting him just as much as one might a cad bearing flowers and an apology.
Obama has left a long trail of broken hearts, reneging on commitments to major groups – political, national, and social – that thought they might count on him. The great challenge of Obama’s second term isn’t one particular program or another. It’s merely getting people to trust him.“
Yup, Obama cannot be trusted by friend or foe. Obama cannot be trusted:
“Last week, the Israelis were treated to the odd spectacle of an abruptly cuddly and warm American president who had previously insulted their prime minister, changed the starting point for negotiations with the Palestinians to the pre-1967 borders, and demanded an end to settlements as a prelude to peace talks.
So here he was in Jerusalem bearing gifts – quite literally, a framed wooden artifact from a synagogue visited by George Washington for Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and a set of original stationery by New York designer Christen Maxwell for the prime minister’s wife.
He lavished attention on Netanyahu, visited the grave of Zionism founder Theodore Herzl to dispel all doubt about his commitment to Israel’s existence and paid respects at the tomb of Yitzhak Rabin – but pointedly not that of Yasser Arafat when Obama briefly stopped in the Palestinian territories.
Oh, and he assured the Israelis that peace negotiations could begin even as settlement construction continued.
All he asked in return was to please trust that the United States – and ideally not Israel – will eradicate Iran’s nuclear program and not “cut it too close,” as Obama put it, to the point where nothing can be done.
That is, trust me with your nation’s survival, with your children’s future.“
Yeah, Israel, trust Obama on Iran. Yeah, right. [Gays, you should trust Iran too even though all gay sex is considered rape and punishable by death.] Republicans, you should trust Obama too:
“Just the week before, Republicans were barraged with a furious series of phone calls, visits, and White House invitations from a president who had ignored them for much of his first term and savaged them each time campaign season came around. Suddenly, the husband who’d been out club hopping and golfing with the boys was home for dinner and eager to help take care of the kids. [snip]
Republicans had better read the fine print, and remember that while tax increases happen today, spending cuts are for later and are always renegotiable.”
Obama cannot be trusted by foe or friend:
“The rest of those who find Obama has materialized out of nowhere at their doorstep should be just as careful.
The list includes gays who found out just last year Obama supports same-sex marriage; Hispanics who were promised immigration reform during Obama’s first term and are now told they’ll get it in the second; gun control advocates getting their due only after a horrific mass shooting got Obama’s attention; and environmentalists who thought global warming shouldn’t wait another four years before getting a serious response from a Democratic president. [snip]
Now, supposedly, they’ll all have their day in Obama’s court, even though the House is still run by Republicans.
But people don’t really change. Someone, and maybe everyone, will be disappointed. [snip]
And America finds out, contrary to what the president promised, that under Obamacare their premiums are rising, the cost of the program is soaring, and they might not be able to keep that plan and doctor they like after all.“
Doubting Thomas was right: Trust – but verify.
If Doubting Thomas lived today and knew Obama he would say:
“Don’t trust Obama. Obama cannot be trusted. Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.“