Stop The Big Media Hillary Clinton Biographies – Or, How Stupid Is The GOP?

Update: Think we don’t know what we are talking about? You got the information you needed from us – well before today. What’s the news you ask? Sources: NBC worried about retaliation from Clintons over Hillary miniseries. Forget about that NBC/MSNBC crap. They can go straight to the place Tim Russert is at. The news is Hillary and Bill Clinton know the mini-series’ planned by Big Media will be hit jobs:

“It’s a bit rich for [Chuck] Todd and [Andrea] Mitchell to cry foul now about their journalistic purity being contaminated by commercial and ideological considerations,” says independent TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall. “As if the MSNBC lineup where Todd and Mitchell ply their trade every day is not shared with activist ideologues such as Al Sharpton and Ed Schultz.”

To that end, sources at NBC News say that it was not simply Republican ire that set the news division on edge. Rather, it was the specter of retaliation from the former first lady and secretary of state, who very well could be a leading 2016 presidential candidate. The Clintons’ penchant for grudges is legendary. And Hillary in 2008 threatened to boycott an MSNBC-sponsored debate over former anchor David Shuster’s comment that Chelsea Clinton had been “pimped out” for her mother’s campaign. Any scripted Clinton project almost certainly would include content objectionable to Bill and Hillary. “The Clintons are the ones to worry about,” says an NBC source. “Who needs those headaches?”

We need a fair election in 2016 not one manipulated by Big Media. Big Media manipulation that “benefits” Hillary Clinton is as offensive as the Big Media manipulation that protected and fluffed pillows for Barack Obama.

Bill and Hillary Clinton by now must know that Big Media will turn against them at some point. It’s already happening. The moment the DailyKooks and the left decide on their Stalinist candidate, Hillary Clinton will once again be under attack by the left and for the left. Big Media and the DailyKooks are allies. Big Media threatens our democracy. Big Media is the enemy.

Republicans, Democrats, Independents, must realize we are not each other’s enemies- at worst we are ideological opponents deserving of a fair and clean electoral system in which to settle our disputes and the direction of the nation. Big Media is the enemy. Obama Dimocrats are allied with Big Media. Big Media is the enemy. Big Media is the enemy.

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Some, some, not all and certainly not here, Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters are acting as stupid as Republicans. Granted, acting as stupid as Republican “leaders” is pretty darn difficult to do because Republicans are harnessed with some of the dumbest motherfuc#ing “leaders” ever.

Wanna know how stupid these motherfu#king GOP leaders are? Consider what was said today, by the kinda nice, kinda cute, Mr. Chairman “leader” of the Republicans Reince Priebus: Romney’s call for “self-deportation” of illegals was racist and horrific. How stupid is that for setting up the immigration reform debate for Republicans?

Mitt Romney was stating what is written in the Republican platform but somehow Republican #1 denounces Romney’s statement and his own party’s position on immigration reform. Priebus now denies saying “racist” even though earlier in the day the RNC press shop confirmed the use of the word “racist” by Priebus. What rank and file Republicans are left with is their own chairman calling their own party’s position on immigration reform “horrific”. How stupid are these motherf#ckers? JUST HOW STUPID ARE THESE MOTHERFU#KERS? Makes you wanna holler!

On Egypt these motherfu#kers are even dumber. We’ll say why in a subsequent post this coming week. On the NSA, the motherfuc#kers are dumber still. We’ll also follow up on this in the coming week but for now Harry Enten at The Guardian will serve as an appetizer “Barack Obama’s lost youth – The president’s approval rating is falling faster among young people than any other group. Will Republicans capitalise on it?” Don’t bet on Republicans capitalizing on anything other than stupidity. The NSA scandal and all the news about these corruptions are turning the internet generation of young ‘uns against Obama but the RNC is busy waving the Hillary flag in order to distract their voters from the betrayals on immigration reform and other issues they are planning (we discuss this at the end of this article).

As to Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters, some are competing in the stupid Olympics. The Republicans get the gold on stupid but some Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters are going for the bronze or silver. Here’s our message to Republicans, Independents, Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters:

THE ENEMY IS BIG MEDIA.

Republicans, conservatives, Hillary supporters, real liberals, FDR/Bill Clinton Democrats know this. Only the DailyKooks profit by Big Media control of our political process.

THE ENEMY IS BIG MEDIA. Any Hillary Clinton 2016 supporter who thinks Hillary Clinton is going to get a fair shake from NBC or CNN is mentally deranged. CNN got rid of Hillary supporters in 2008 (Carville and Begala) but kept on Obama shills like Donna Brazile. MSNBC/NBC of course require no explanation or examples about their Hillary hatred. On MSNBC Chelsea Clinton was a ho for her pimping parents and a beating of Hillary in a back room was the suggestion from their top host. Some fools will believe this has changed and that Big Media will now glorify Hillary. But once an Elizabeth Warren, a Martin O’Malley, perhaps a Cory Booker or even a Michelle Obama decides to run in 2016 Big Media will revert to Hillary hate form.

There is however an even more important reason, other than the hatred Hillary Clinton has received from NBC/MSNBC and CNN (not to absolve ABC or CBS), to oppose the planned Big Media biographies of Hillary. We need to cage Big Media not help it. We must throttle those corruptions we call “Big Media” not assist them as they pervert the national discussion. A Big Media crusade on behalf of Hillary Clinton 2016 will be just as repulsive as was the Big Media crusade against Hillary Clinton in 2008.

What Big Media giveth Big Media polluteth. Big Media does not contribute to the national discourse in a positive way. The concern of Big Media is Big Media and Big Media power. Today we read at ex-Politico smear artist Ben Smith’s new pollutant website that his old Politico home is a culprit. Ben Smith published the hit piece because he is upset that his BUZZFEED home is not getting invites so he attacks those that get the invites:

“Despite transforming itself from “the place for politics” to a shamelessly left-leaning political media outlet while in the midst of an almost constant struggle with CNN for second place in the cable news ratings war, MSNBC has managed to stay relevant in the world of political news by using one weird trick: blanketing the airwaves with politicians and journalists from D.C. and New York who practically live on Twitter.

With Jeff Zucker’s CNN drifting away from politics and toward celebrity stories and true crime — and Fox News sticking closely to its stable of “Republican strategists” and in-house conservative pundits — MSNBC has its pick of the entire political press corps. And it has made itself central to the online political conversation by sending its black town cars to collect younger, web-savvy politicos who spend all day chattering about the ins and outs of the game online.

The most notable example of their model is the almost constant presence of two of D.C.’s most influential political media outlets on the network — The Washington Post and Politico.

Big Media only cares about Big Media. Ben Smith is upset that he is not invited on all these silly shows that only those that appear on them watch so Ben Smith throws a hissy fit denouncing his old pigsty Politico. Big Media only cares about Big Media.

Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters, independents, Republicans, and anyone interested in an intelligent fact filled discussion of the countries many woes (thanks Barack!) should keep Big Media in a cage. THE ENEMY IS BIG MEDIA.

Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters and Republicans should cage Big Media in a rusty cholera prison. What should Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters and Republicans do specifically? That’s simple: Take the debates in-house. Take Big Media out of the equation entirely.

By 2016 the internet should be even more ubiquitous that it already is. The Republican Party should sponsor all their debates and produce all their debates. Big Media outlets that want to can broadcast the debates. We can all be sure Fox News, the highest rated cable news channel, will cover all the debates. Republicans under no circumstances should ever put themselves in the position of a Big Media “moderator” siding with the opposition ever again (recall Candy Crowley).

For Hillary Clinton the equation at first blush appears more complicated because so many presume Big Media will be on her side in 2016. But we don’t believe that for a second. We recall how the “moderators” (such as the now dead swine Tim Russert) marshaled themselves to rescue Barack Obama during the debates in the 2008 election cycle.

Immediately after the New Hampshire primary in 2008 we wrote:

“The next debate in Nevada on January 15 will be hosted by MSNBC. If Chris Matthews or Tim Russert are moderating these debates Hillary should refuse to attend. Let Matthews and Russert and Obama and Edwards attack her all they want but Hillary should make it clear she will no longer put up with their misogyny. At the very least, before the debate the campaign should preempt the “Iron My Shirt” brigade by demonstrating how soft they have been on Obama and how relentlessly unfair they have been towards Hillary Clinton. The campaign can research all the disgusting things MSNBC has aired and make it clear in specific terms how disgusting MSNBC has been.”

Hillary Clinton should ally herself with Republicans and attack Big Media NOW before Big Media resumes its attack on her!. The best way to attack Big Media is to hit the wallet. Big Media wants to make money on debates which feature Republicans and Hillary Clinton. Hit Big Media in the wallet Hillary and agitate to take the nomination debates in-house.

In 2008 Hillary Clinton’s campaign did not listen to our advice regarding Big Media. When Big Media attacked, Hillary’s campaign was woefully unprepared. You better listen to us now Hillary!

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Today along with his “horrific” comments trashing Mitt Romney, Reince Preibus and the GOP “leaders” pulled a fast one, worthy of slimy Barack Obama, against rank and file Republicans. It’s all a phony baloney ploy on the part of the RNC. Preibus announced the Done deal: RNC votes not to co-sponsor Republican debates with CNN and NBC if Hillary movies air:

“Show of hands among our conservative readership: Who thinks that ABC and CBS, which are still good to go, are appreciably less biased against the right than the now-banned NBC and CNN are? Wasn’t it George Stephanopoulos, an ABC anchor and former Clinton apparatchik, who kicked off the “war on women” garbage last year by asking Romney that out-of-left-field question about contraception? Let’s say, purely to appease the RNC, CNN decides it’ll throw together a documentary about the GOP nominee too once he’s chosen. Will that suddenly make CNN copacetic again? Here’s a compromise: Let CNN run its dumb Hillary hagiography on the condition that Jake Tapper gets to moderate the GOP debate. That’ll get you a fair result more than running into ABC’s and CBS’s arms will.

The RNC’s goal here isn’t to strike a blow against media bias. That’s window-dressing for grassroots conservatives, just as the whispers about letting Rush Limbaugh host a debate were. The point is to cut down the number of debates, which will reduce the opportunities for strong establishment candidates to make embarrassing gaffes and reduce the opportunities for strong tea-party candidates to leap in the polls with winning debate performances. And even on those terms, the “ban” is feeble. As Dave Weigel notes, the text of the resolution doesn’t specify a penalty for candidates who defy the RNC and choose to participate in an NBC/CNN debate. It simply says that the RNC won’t be a co-sponsor. The RNC could impose a penalty later but docking delegates from any candidate who chose to take his chances with NBC or CNN moderators would only end up alienating some of his supporters, which risks Republicans staying home for the general election. It’s an empty threat.”

So why the charade? Preibus and the RNC know that waving the anti-Hillary flag makes Republicans lose their senses sufficiently that a ring can be drilled through their noses and a rope to “lead” them attached. Preibus and the RNC figure if they talk tough against Hillary the rank and file Republicans won’t notice their many attempts to sell them out on immigration reform and every other issue the rank and file cares about. Wave the Hillary flag and the E takes over the I – stupidity reigns. Preibus knows this, he’s not completely stupid when it comes to bamboozling his own party members.

For Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters and Republicans it is time to put the I over the E and realize BIG MEDIA IS THE ENEMY.

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465 thoughts on “Stop The Big Media Hillary Clinton Biographies – Or, How Stupid Is The GOP?

  1. JUST HOW STUPID ARE THESE MOTHERFU#KERS? Makes you wanna holler!

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    Ooooeee Admin, I love it when you get all fired up.

    Back to reading about the idiots that are in charge of our country.

    No wonder the IQ of the Clinton’s stick out like a sore thumbs. No wonder the idiots are freakin’ scared to death of them.

  2. The decision by the RNC to hammer the 2 networks in question was done to draw attention away from themselves for their own poor decisions in choice of networks and moderators. Party leader agreed to allow Crowley to moderate the presidential debate. And to show you just how dsyfunctional they were one of the RNC leaders sat on an airplane with an NBC executive and agreed to let MSNBC host one of their debates. That was a death wish. The position they have taken will help them fend off their base, a large portion of whom are prepared to walk the next time the party puts up a RINO. That was the short term problem they were looking to address. What the jurnolisters and the affected networks say about this does not matter. If this was not done, they would find some excuse to say the same things. Only now, when they say them, people will see their bias, perhaps for the first time. But the best part is it costs those networks millions and marks them as untrustworthy, which they most certainly are. In sum, I am comfortable with it, and it does not hurt Hillary.

  3. The NSA scandal and all the news about these corruptions are turning the internet generation of young ‘uns against Obama

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    Yup, I said this when the Snowden story first broke. I am pretty well connected with the young internet geeks and their hair was on fire from day one. Mess with privacy, mess with the freedom of the internet and the geeks come out in force.

  4. If anything, this helps Hillary. For sure some numbnutz like Zuckerman, who will have some slainin to do to his shareholders, can bill these otherwise lackluster movies as the truth that the RNC did not want to you see. He will do some variation of that, and that will help Hillary. Helping Hillary, hurting him, seems a very equitable arrangement to me at least.

  5. I am quite sure Hillary is not upset by these development. I expect that she is delighted. The only one this really stings is big media.

  6. Hit Big Media in the wallet Hillary and agitate to take the nomination debates in-house.

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    What would “in-house” for Hillary look like Admin??

  7. Here is my concern regarding all the fluff praise Hillary is getting in 2013, the documentary, movie, etc.

    I think BIG MEDIA is hyper-promoting Hillary for one purpose. So that by 2016, Americans will just be tired of hearing about her. The media will “duly” note Americans are tired of her and the Clintons in general and then start advocating their real candidate…probably Booker or Warren.

    American attention span is short and their desire for the next “big thing” is notorious. Ask the Kardashians..or Kate and her 8.

    I think this is the game-plan of BIG MEDIA. Make Americans sick of hearing the Clinton name.

    And rest assured, that plan has more than a good chance of working.

  8. Shadowfax, “in-house” for Hillary means that the debates would be produced by the party itself not by Big Media moderators. Same goes for the Republicans. A very simple method would be for the candidates to agree to the rules of the debate and the moderator takes on the role of a potted plant. Often in 2008 the “moderators” like Tim Russert would hit Hillary with a tough question then fluff Obama’s pillow and ask him to react/trash Hillary. The moment Obama got in trouble even with that help the moderators would jump in and help him with answers or change the topic. Why not just have the candidates fight it out amongst themselves?

    Republicans should certainly not allow any Big Media moderator into their debates. Why not have the candidates that agreed to certain rules give an opening statement and then go at it. The networks could either choose to air the debates or the parties could live stream them over the internet. It is almost a certainty that the debates would be broadcast by most if not all the news channels. This could actually improve viewership because when one news operation hosts a debate the other broadcasters don’t pay the debate much attention. The broadcasters figure why publicize the other channel’s debate? So by going in-house every debate could be broadcast by every channel.

    Our choice for moderator for both parties would be Greta Van Susteren. She is smart and tough and does not allow gimmicky crap from those she interviews. A debate with Greta snarling at all the candidates and interrogating them the way she does on her show five nights a week would be a delight to watch. We would be all for Greta getting an electric cattle prod to make sure candidates answer her questions and not smarm their way out of answering questions. Megan Kelly would be another moderator we would not mind hosting debates.

  9. Our choice for moderator for both parties would be Greta Van Susteren
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    A really excellent choice. She is a democrat who wants to get to the bottom of the scandals, and is tired of big media and the current administration (to the extent there is any difference) insulting our intelligence with the biased coverage and censorship they purvey.

  10. The NSA scandal and all the news about these corruptions are turning the internet generation of young ‘uns against Obama
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    If it were only true.

    I live in Seattle.

    This is ground zero of the internet generation.

    You cannot begin to imagine the number of 2012, and 2008 Obama bumper stickers are still on their foreign cars.

    A geek is incapable of processing complex information in his own head.

    In my day, engineers could not do higher math without a slide rule.

    Does that make them stupid.

    Yes. (I bet you thought I was going to say no).

    On their collective love for Obama, notwithstanding all the new data, sadly, I speak only the truth.

  11. I have got to say it again.

    The assumption that the geeks will turn against Obama because of the NSA scandal and the privacy concerns it raises, is a lot like the Rovian argument that illegal aliens of the Hispanic orientation will flock to the Republican Party because they believe in family values. It is a snare and a delusion.

    Where the geeks are concerned, their asses are tattooed with OFA. And just because you cannot see it, does not mean it is not there. And by the way that is the end of their body where they do most of their thinking. The rest is done by their computers.

    (Just because I say this, doesn’t mean I don’t love them. I have a bumper sticker that says “Bamboozled” which would look very nice on the rear end of their vehicles, next to the Obama bumper sticker. I will have to check the law however to make sure this is legal before I get too carried away.)

  12. Again, my concern is we are dealing with a non-dynamic situation in our politics vs. a very dynamic situation in the world. Through the campaign finance reform efforts of loons like Senator McNutt, the schemes of Soros to build walls of money and buy newspapers, and the unholy alliance between big data and the uniparty we are up shit creek without a paddle. The kiddies will not figure this out, and the older people who have a broader perspective are no listened to. The bankers who supported Obama have fleeced the middle class to the tune of a trillon dollars, bought distressed assets at bargain basement prices, and nobody seems to mind. But in Egypt, Iran, Israel, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Germany, Russia, China, etc. what we see is a vote of no confidence in Obama writ large. Try as they do, big media cannot bamboozle them, and those countries are focused on their strategic interests rather than the glorification of Obama. Every policy Obama has initiated, without exception has one essential purpose–to glorify him. And big media has aided and abetted him in all of these frauds on the American People. The only way to break the log jam is to cut them entirely out of the loop in the debates. OUT in the cold where they belong.

  13. This is ridiculous! Over 70% of the people voted against sharia law. They shouldn’t have had to vote in the first place, since we do still have a Constitution!
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    Federal judge says no to Oklahoma’s Sharia law ban

    A federal judge says ‘too bad’, three years after seventy percent of Oklahoma voters say no to Sharia law.

    That federal judge says State Question 755 is unconstitutional.

    SQ755 bars state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

    An Oklahoma Muslim claimed the constitutional amendment stigmatized his religion and would invalidate his will.

    The judge agreed and has prohibited Oklahoma officials from certifying the results of the statewide election in 2010.

    http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/federal-judge-says-no-oklahomas-sharia-law-ban/nZQ2n/

  14. Obama declares Executive Order that will make food costs SKYROCKET!

    Obama issued an Executive order on August 1, 2013 that will effectively ban Ammonium Nitrate in the USA. It will become too expensive and create too much possible civil and criminal liability to manufacture, store, or transport it. Clinton did the same thing to Anhydrous Ammonia dealers in 1999. It put most Anhydrous dealers out of business. Obama is imposing the same regs and adding explosives regulations on top of OSHA and EPA regulations.

    Food and Fuel prices will skyrocket because Ammonium Nitrate forms the basis for almost all nitrogen in granular fertilizers used in American farming. There are no cost and ease of manufacture/use equivalents for ammonium nitrate. Supply and demand economics are going to be the harsh lesson of the day. Crop yields will go down. Corn is the basis for the American food supply and the fuel additive ethanol. A.N. is critical in corn production.

    Hope everyone is ready for $12/gallon gasoline and $20 a box corn flakes.

    You know why NKoreans are starving?? Because they don’t have ammonium nitrate to fertilize their crops… so they have shi*ty yields…

    More @
    http://investmentwatchblog.com/obama-declares-executive-order-that-will-make-food-costs-skyrocket/

  15. I just don’t believe this story!
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    Obama Not Informed of Extent of Egyptian Violence Until August 15

    The Washington Examiner is reporting that Obama “apparently” did not know about the extent of the violence in Egypt until National Security Adviser Susan Rice informed him of it on August 15.

    CNN’s Jack Tapper reported that the violence that has filled world news outlets for two days and has resulted in hundreds of deaths is just now reaching the president via the individual who infamously blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video.

    On August 15 Tapper wrote:
    This morning, the president had a phone call, a principals meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. It was during that briefing that the president heard about the severity of the violence in Egypt. That conversation motivated him to come out on [August 15] and call for calm.

    The Heritage Foundation’s James Phillips says: “If Tapper is right, then the president would be well-served to seek information from other sources besides Susan Rice.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/08/15/Obama-Not-Informed-Of-Egyptian-Violence-Until-August-15

  16. Bill and Hill each have counter statements in articles tweeted by The Hill just now. 🙂 🙂

  17. holdthemaccountable
    August 17, 2013 at 9:02 am
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    hta: can you post those articles, or explain. I hope their statements do not shield Obama.

  18. Apologies. Here is Bill’s:
    Bill Clinton rebuts ‘misleading’ report on his charity’s finances
    …He said the paperwork offered is an incomplete view of when money was coming into — and leaving — the foundation.
    “When someone makes a multi-year commitment to the Foundation, we have to report it all in the year it was made,” Clinton said. “In 2005 and 2006 as a result of multi-year commitments, the Foundation reported a surplus of $102,800,000 though we collected nowhere near that. In later years, as the money came in to cover our budgets, we were required to report the spending but not the cash inflow.”
    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/317463-bill-clinton-reports-of-troubled-clinton-foundation-finances-misleading

  19. Hill’s.
    Team Hillary assails ‘brazen deceit’ of latest GOP Benghazi claims
    A spokesman for Hillary Clinton fired back Friday at what it called the “brazen deceit” of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who earlier in the day said the former secretary of State shouted at lawmakers and deliberately lied to them in a private meeting about last year’s deadly strike on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
    Nick Merrill, a Clinton aide, provided the following statement to The Hill on the condition that it be run in its entirety.
    “Here are the facts: on September 20th, 2012, nine days after the attack – not two as he falsely stated – Secretary Clinton was part of two large briefings held for the benefit of all 535 Members of Congress. Hundreds of House members were present for their session, and more than 90 Senators attended theirs. On January 23rd, 2013, she testified publicly before both the Senate and House. Those are the only two times Adam Kinzinger would have been within a mile of her.
    “So we are to believe that he woke up today, 10 months and 27 days later, and suddenly remembered he heard something that 434 other people somehow missed? Not so much. What happened this morning was nothing short of brazen deceit.”
    The rare response from Team Clinton could indicate the potential 2016 Democratic presidential nominee is fed up with Republican attempts to keep the Benghazi controversy in the news.
    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/317479-team-hillary-assails-brazen-deceit-of-latest-gop-benghazi-claims#ixzz2cFKocoki

  20. Shouted and Screamed my axx. Men do it all the time, and it would be see as a forceful leader tactic. Her we go again.

  21. As the situation in Egypt escalates, a source with very close ties to the Egyptian government tells Breitbart News that the country is preparing to send a diplomatic mission to Russia. While the Obama Administration sends conflicting messages about the conflict, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have issued strong statements in support of the government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. America’s influence in the region is waning.
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    As I predicted they would.

    I said this is what I would do–move to Putin.

    This is common sense.

    But common sense is not the strong suit, among

    Those Harvard trained advisers.

    To this Harvard trained Lecturer in Constitutional Law and Community Organizing

    This Savior to the World (‘s elites).

    Please pass the caviar.

    Cairo burns

    Yet the only thing he worries about is whether he will get rained out in his golf game at Martha’s vinyard.

    Now that is what I call cool.

    Like playing cards during the Bin laden raid.

    (Sigh)

    (Such an) “intelligent man, in an intelligent House, with intelligent advisors . . .” (WashPo)

    Who could not pour piss out of a boot on foreign policy.

    Fortunately, he is much more effective on domestic policy.

    As witnessed by our zero unemployment rate and robust recovery we see now.

    Congratulations Barack. You are the greatest.

    Ladies and gentlemen of the esteemed White House Press Corps

    I give you our mascot, our hero, our meal ticket

    Barack Hussein Obama . . .

    The applause in the room is deafening

    Outside on the street you hear protestors

    A hush falls over the room.

    Then Bill Moyers steps forward and says

    I wonder if they will sing in tune after the revolution

    All inside laugh nervously, and the reveries resume.

  22. This will ruffle the feathers of our own military command, this move by the Egyptian military away from us and toward Russia. There are close friendships and relationships of trust between our military and theirs. And our military has had its share of misgivings about the messiah, and his tenuous grasp of the real world. Barack is by all accounts a very happy camper these days, but it is a good bet that our military is not as enthralled with him as big media is.

  23. Our rank and file military probably the biggest victim of Obama even before this. Having to salute, to serve; yet knowing his neglect, feeling his disdain. And now the disenchantment will perhaps rise up & intensify due to effect stated by wbboei 11:26.

  24. foxy – we can hope 🙂
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    Egypt mulls disbanding Muslim Brotherhood as security forces storm mosque filled with protesters
    Published August 17, 2013
    …Cabinet spokesman Sheriff Shawki said that Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi, who leads the military-backed government, assigned the Ministry of Social Solidarity to study the legal possibilities of dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood. The group, founded in 1928, came to power a year ago when its Morsi was elected in the country’s first free presidential elections. The election came after the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in a popular uprising in 2011…
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/08/17/egypt-muslim-brotherhood-calls-for-week-rallies-to-protest-killings/

    Question: How do you disband a movement?

  25. Admin-
    Our choice for moderator for both parties would be Greta Van Susteren. She is smart and tough and does not allow gimmicky crap from those she interviews. A debate with Greta snarling at all the candidates and interrogating them the way she does on her show five nights a week would be a delight to watch.

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    Thanks for explaining what in-house for Hillary meant. I agree that Candy and the walking dead should have been pulled off stage with a big hook and especially Greta, even Megan would be GREAT choices. I can hear it now, folks screaming that Hillary has an unfair advantage having a female moderator. Then, think of the hypocrisy of that.

    I’m sure when Hillary slapped Barry around in the debates, and he had his pillow fluffed, the DNC was well behind it…as it turned out. The DNC wanted the ‘clean looking’, darker skinned male to win ~ not the damn female that should be home washing dishes and knitting.

  26. Wbb, gotta disagree with you on the whole geek thing.
    Yes, Microsoft is in your area, but these computer/social media youngsters are from every corner of the US on the internet. They don’t just work for MS or Mac. You either have the knack for the complexity of this type of media, keeping up with the latest technology, or you just an end user that is connected to these folks, that are leading the parade.

    Every young person these days, has grown up with a computer, and knows it isn’t a stagnate piece of equipment, like a telephone.

    I learned using a slide ruler too, but it was like using sticks and stones compared to computer technology.

    My dad was an engineer, worked for NASA on the space program back in the day (RIP) – and when the first personal computers came out, he bought two immediately and started pushing them to the limits, and upgraded to a newer computer as soon as they came out. He couldn’t wait to get deeper into the technology, and he realized the endless possibilities, when he died.

    Don’t underestimate the savvy of this industry and those that are deeply embedded in the internet, and how people across the nation are connected and can work together like never before.

    Snowden is an example of a young kid that was pretty tech savvy, didn’t learn it in school, and because of his knack for this technology he was able to rise pretty darn high and was well connected on the internet too.

    Just sayin’…

  27. On July 31st, Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn became a target after using the term “dark ones” in reference to minority students.

    Rather than address the actual context and point Arnn was making, Michigan Department of Education lawmakers attempted to demonize Arnn as racially insensitive. Arnn stated that the Department sent people to the school specifically to note the number of non-white students. They were scanning faces for the “dark ones,” as Arnn said. Despite the validity of Arnn’s comments, he was excoriated for using non-approved language.
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    Obama is right. He is always right. Just ask big media.

    Hillsdale college is a bastion of racism and sexism. Just look at their atrocious record. You will see what terrible people they are, and why the secular progressive Stalinist forces of Obama must crush this college which refuses to accept public money, the Constitution, and the Christian God they believe in.

    (From their mission statement)

    Hillsdale College was founded as Michigan Central College in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in 1844. Nine years later it moved to Hillsdale and assumed its current name. As stated in its Articles of Association, the College undertakes its work “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land, and believing that the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.”

    Though established by Freewill Baptists, Hillsdale has been officially non-denominational since its inception. It was the first American college to prohibit in its charter any discrimination based on race, religion or sex, and became an early force for the ABOLITION OF SLAVERY. It was also only the second college in the nation to grant four-year liberal arts degrees to women.

    Professor and preacher Ransom Dunn, who would serve Hillsdale College for half a century, raised money to construct the new hilltop campus in the early 1850s by riding 6,000 miles on horseback on the Wisconsin and Minnesota frontier. It was largely through Dunn’s efforts that Hillsdale would survive while over 80 percent of colleges founded before the Civil War would not.

    A higher percentage of Hillsdale students ENLISTED IN THE CIVIL WAR than from any other western college. Of the more than 400 who fought for the Union, four won the CONGRESSIONAL MEDALS OF HONOR, three became generals and many more served as regimental commanders. Sixty gave their lives.

    Because of the College’s anti-slavery reputation and its role in founding the new Republican party (Professor Edmund Fairfield was a leader at the first convention), many notable speakers visited its campus during the Civil War era, including FREDERICK DOUGLASS and Edward Everett, who preceded Lincoln at Gettysburg.

    Hillsdale’s modern rise to prominence occurred in the 1970s. On the pretext that some of its students were receiving federal loans, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare attempted to interfere with the College’s internal affairs, including a demand that Hillsdale begin counting its students by race. Hillsdale’s trustees responded with two toughly worded resolutions: One, the College would continue its policy of non-discrimination. Two, “with the help of God,” it would “resist, by all legal means, any encroachments on its independence.”

    Following almost a decade of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court decided against Hillsdale in 1984. By this time, the College had announced that rather than complying with unconstitutional federal regulation, it would instruct its students that they could no longer bring federal taxpayer money to Hillsdale. Instead, the College would replace that aid with private contributions.

    Hillsdale continues to carry out its original mission today, both in the classroom and nationwide, through its many outreach programs, including its monthly speech digest Imprimis. A prayer written in the Bible that was placed inside the 1853 cornerstone of Central Hall reflects its continuing commitment: “May earth be better and heaven be richer because of the life and labor of Hillsdale College.”

    What it neglects to mention, but its former president Roach told me is that it was one of the first colleges to admit blacks and women, and to graduate them.

    But to the secular progressive Stalinist, the facts do not matter. Their mission is to destroy the culture of this nation root and branch. Shorn of the formalities and pretense, that is what Obama and big media stand for. Unfortunately, half the population is incapable of seeing it. All they want is the bread and circuses.

  28. Nice to hear about Hillsdale. Seems to me egg shows up on faces of every color. If only more were willing to look for it.
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    I’ve just started receiving a digital newspaper from western PA and it made reference to a subject which I’ve looked up elsewhere, for as digital as that subscription is, there are no links, no text to copy. 🙁 But my heart is out there. Always has been and always will.
    I just hate to think of what will become of this request:

    Iraq seeking US drones to curb al-Qaida threat
    22 hours ago. WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq’s top diplomat says lethal U.S. drones could be based in Iraq to help fight a growing threat by al-Qaida. The Iraqi foreign minister is Hoshyar Zebari (HOH’-shayr zuh-BAH’-ree). Zebari said Friday that Iraqi forces need U.S. help with surveillance and analyzing intelligence. He suggests that an unspecified but limited number of American counterterror advisers could be stationed in Iraq to help its military deter a recent spike in deadly attacks.His comments come 20 months after the U.S. military left Iraq because the two countries could not agree to keep some American troops there to bolster security. Asked for specifics, Zebari said drones could be part of a U.S. package of support for Iraq.Spokesmen at the Pentagon and State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
    http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-seeking-us-drones-curb-al-qaida-threat-191830142.html

  29. Question: How do you disband a movement?
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    If you are Obama, you bring them over here as religious refugees, allow them to bring their weapons with them while disarming the American population, impose Sharia law, and put the rest of the culture through sensitivity training if they raise the scintilla of an objection. Sounds like a good plan? Politico thinks so. And open borders Marco says, these new “immigrants” will enrich the already rich tapestry of our culture, partake of our welfare benefits, and vote for Obama. I love a story with a happy ending. And the sheeple will say, I don’t care. Show me the bread and circuses. If you think our political culture is sick, then you are not alone.

  30. wbboei
    August 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Question: How do you disband a movement?
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    Ouch. Really sorry I asked, but I recognize your response as plausible given the venue in position.

  31. Shadowfax
    August 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Wbb, gotta disagree with you on the whole geek thing.
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    Hope you are right.

    All I can tell you is that in this town, the Microsoft geeks are 100% in favor of Obama, and show no judgment when it comes to evaluating his actions. They are novices in the world of politics, and other than Snowden who I believe is a national hero, and a man of conscience, like all novices, they are mesmerized by brand Obama.

    Still, I do hope you are right.

  32. I’m glad Hillary’s team called BS on Kinzinger. The Pubs have not stopped trying to crucify her over Benghazi, and they won’t until and unless she announces she won’t run for president. Probably, given the level of CDS that permeates the Pub Party, and that is even more abundant in right wing radio and television, they won’t then, either.

    Not that I think Benghazi shouldn’t be investigated, but the Pubs are going all out – not for answers, but to make political hay, and they’re using the victims families to do so. Obviously, the families deserve answers. But, as we have seen, both sides – Pub and Dim will lie about verifiable facts. Now, that’s one hell of a tragedy for the victims’ families. Imagine their frustration and emotional pain as they attempt to understand and to make sense of the circumstances, and to seek out the information they need – only to hear false reports and lies. Having too little information must be painful enough, but to have to wade through lies and half-truths in the many statements made each day by both sides, especially, the Pubs, as they try to get all the political mileage they can, would be beyond frustrating.

    VH, regarding your thinking on media’s current treatment of Hillary, and their intentions to drop her like a hot potato in the future – I have had that same thought. Of course, one media outlet wants to keep up with the other, so they all start echoing the same story. I think this is part of the reason for the Hillary hype by some in MSM. But I do think that there are those outlets, who get their marching orders from the Obama people and other progs, and who are being used to carry their message. I believe, also, that unless Barack finally loses credibility to the point that even media will have to report it, (of course he lost that a while back to the informed voter) and pundits have to condemn his actions, they will remain his water-boys and continue to do his bidding. If that means building Hillary up in order to tear her down before 2016 starts to really gear up – MSM will totally be on board with that idea.

    There is little reason to believe that anyone on either side of the political spectrum actually cares more about saving the country than they do retaining some kind of political cred with Barack. Go figure.

  33. Backpacker wesley69
    • 7 hours ago

    Kind of worried about Rand. First he supports McConnell, the cowardly eunuch, who is leading the RINOs into extinction in the near future. Now McCain and his lapdog, Grahamnesty, join Rand so this cannot be in the best interests of the American people when backstabbing scum support his position.
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    deTocqueville1 Backpacker
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    A bit circuitous but good logic!

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    deTocqueville1 wesley69
    • 5 hours ago

    Exactly! The wrong time to be standing with Rand!
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    dontmarketme wesley69
    • 5 hours ago

    Russia is now opening its arms to Egypt. These two really are baffling.
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    • 3 hours ago

    This is a fight to the death between the Egyptian military and the Muslim Brotherhood. They know without a doubt that the MB is an ally of Obama’s and he will use any corrupt means or break any laws to try to put them back in power. Russia and China are already strengthening their ties because of the total incompetence and cowardice the leadership of this goverment exhibits. To them and most of the world we are a laughingstock and not relevant. Egypt is proceeding with what is in their best interests and that is to keep the Muslim Brotherhood, being a small minority,from seizing power with the help of Obama and his thugs.
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    The idiots when they should give aid, they want to cut it. When should cut it, they give aid…total idiots!
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    Shel_Zahav wesley69
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    At least Obama is leading from behind again.

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    Hussein Screwtape is overjoyed at the prospect of chaos.
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    snowleopard (cat folk gallery) D.I.
    • 8 hours ago

    Absolutely. Anything which hurts America in the long run he favors. The 1.5 billion he would love to go to the Muslim Brotherhood and their terrorist allies.

  34. Years ago, the Filipinos threw us out of the Philippines years. They will not be treated as a colony of the United States, and that position pleases the Messiah to no end. Only now, it seems, they want us back. Why? Well . . . it seems that China, the country that Obama has developed a solid working relationship with in the Middle East, and on the financial front, is sending warships to Philippine waters and annexed Scaraborough Shoals, all in the name of Lebensraum. So the Filipinos want our military to come back in on a temporary basis to help counter the Chinese threat.

    They should talk to our allies in Poland, Czechoslovakia, who relied on American Promises, and watch Obama sell them out to Russia. Or, they should talk to Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Israel about what it means when Obama draws a red line. If the Filipinos believe for one minute that Obama will protect them if China gets tough, then they are floridly delusional. Pay not attention to what Obama says. Pay attention instead to what he does. He is a coward. That will come to the surface every time when the chips are down. He will save himself at the expense of this country or any other country.

    Meanwhile, on the battlefront of Martha’s Vineyard, big media has sent all the reporters they used to stalk Sarah to that venue, for the express purpose of worshiping Obama. They have requisitioned a large chapel, run by a secular priest related to Soros to hold nightly services. Attendance is mandatory. Excitement rippled through the chapel last night after a reported claimed he had an Obama sighting. Their adoration for him is so thick you could cut it with a knife. His wish is their command, and when the caviar runs out, they will settle for kibbles and bits. Useless.

    China’s aggressive behavior in the South China Sea, where it’s using its vast military power to follow a “Lebensraum” policy and take possession of islands belonging to other countries. Last year, China sent warships to Scarborough Shoal, which is Philippine territory, and annexed it.

  35. http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/17/did-somebody-mention-plan-b/

    Pay no attention to the executive order behind that curtain: According to the New York Post and Greg Sargent, a split has opened up among Dems and immigration activists over whether they should make Sen. Marco Rubio”s “Plan B” argument–that “if Republicans can’t support immigration reform, then they should fear Obama using his executive authority to legalize the 11 million.” The White House is telling its allies to cool it, apparently having suddenly realized that “Obama will do what he wants to do anyway so you should trust him to enforce E-Verify” may not be a compelling pitch to Republicans.

    A little too late, maybe?

    WOWBsters: The political geniuses at the Republican Donor National Committee, meeting in Boston, have officially embraced the “worst of both worlds” position on immigration–legalization without citizenship. This proposal has virtually all the defects of a Legalization-First amnesty–it is a Legalization-First amnesty–without the alleged political benefits. The RNC’ move was immediately welcomed by the immigration activist group, America’s Voice:

    RNC MESSAGE TO IMMIGRANTS: “YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE AMERICAN CITIZENS”

    So you see it has already begun to win hearts and minds among Latino voters. … P.S.: Of course if the RNC embraced an Enforcement First reform–e.g. implementing various border-control measure before any legalization–there would be no reason current illegals couldn’t eventually be eligible for citizenship. But the Republican establishment resists this because Democrats won’t agree and Republicans always defer to that … donors and business leaders want a cheap labor bill NOW … the enforcement measures might actually be implemented … worse, they might work … OK, I can’t think of a good reason. Maybe you can. …

  36. This is my biggest fear…the media will do anything to defeat Hillary. The liberal media is far more dangerous than any moron GOP candidaye she would face….

  37. “This is my biggest fear…the media will do anything to defeat Hillary. The liberal media is far more dangerous than any moron GOP candidate she would face….”
    ______________________________

    Absolutely, the media is the big danger except for Karl Rove and his ilk’s collusion with the Dems to defeat Hillary as a re-run of 2008.

  38. WOWBsters: The political geniuses at the Republican Donor National Committee, meeting in Boston, have officially embraced the “worst of both worlds” position on immigration–legalization without citizenship. This proposal has virtually all the defects of a Legalization-First amnesty–it is a Legalization-First amnesty–without the alleged political benefits. The RNC’ move was immediately welcomed by the immigration activist group, America’s Voice:

    RNC MESSAGE TO IMMIGRANTS: “YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE AMERICAN CITIZENS”
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    Well, that is undoubtedly how Rove would see it. But then again, all he cares about is the Party.

    The way I see it the Republican Party is facing two existential problems: first, a political base that is unalterably opposed to rewarding illegal behavior problems, and will not support the party if they cave on that issue. Second, a business donor list that is demanding cheap labor, and will not support the party if it fails to provide it. The party must have the support of both groups in order to be competitive i national and local elections.

    Any Republican pundit who characterizes that position as a message to “immigrants” that you are good enough to work but not good enough to become citizens is deceitful. We are not talking about legal immigrants. The rebuttal argument is self evident: if you defy our immigration laws and expect to be rewarded with citizenship, then fuck off.

  39. America’s Voice is an open borders organization that seeks to reclaim for Mexico the territorial spoils of the Mexican American War, the Texas War of Independence, and the Gadsen Purchase. Whatever they bleat out about citizenship for illegal aliens is pure propaganda and noise. Does the writer of that article really believe that a subversive organization like that “welcomes” an assertion of sovereignty, and a reaffirmation of the rule of law? Or is he just miffed that the party as a whole did not march to Karl Rove’s drum. If people do not understand the adverse consequences of the Gang of Eight bill on the American People, they need to read the Heritage Study on the subject.

  40. Media Matters Attacks NYT over Clinton Foundation Exposé

    In the wake of last week’s much-discussed New York Times investigative report detailing cronyism and mismanagement inside the Clinton Foundation, former president Bill Clinton issued an open letter in an attempt to stem the public relations backlash. Clinton’s letter challenged a couple of the Times’ assertions that his nonprofit had run deficits.

    Curiously, Clinton’s letter left unchallenged the Times’ more troubling reporting–based on over two dozen interviews with Clinton Foundation insiders–that the nonprofit is rife with cronyism and conflicts of interest that leverage access and power to benefit for-profit ventures like Teneo, a consultancy co-founded by Bill Clinton’s “surrogate son” and former Clinton Foundation aide Douglas Band. Teneo, whose earliest clients included the now-defunct MF Global headed up by Obama bundler Jon Corzine, has also hired Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin, wife of mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

    That placed Media Matters in the awkward position of defending Hillary and Bill Clinton from the liberal New York Times. Media Matters blogger Emily Arrowood filed a blog post chastising the New York Times for its “misleading Times story, which apparently failed to perform due diligence in reporting on the accounting requirements for foundations.”

    Oddly, Arrowood went on to scold conservative media outlets for having the temerity to cite the New York Times reportage.

    Continued: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/17/Media-Matters-Attacks-NYT-For-Clinton-Foundation-Expos

  41. Here’s the article headline and link:
    The White House credibility deficit. Jeff Jarvis. 8/18/13.
    The NSA leaks ended the power of Obama officials to ration access. No self-respecting journalist believes what they say
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/18/white-house-credibility-deficit

    Comments section is open and the first one is a doozy
    #Comment Begins:
    ‘According to Britons, Americans are incapable of irony – and our president is certainly proving their point.In his address about Egypt’s military coup – or whatever bowdlerizing euphemism is permitted this week in Washington – Obama condemned the notion that “security trumps individual freedom.” Really?’

    What a fantastically polite way of saying he is a blazing hypocritical liar of truly epic and deadly (literally) proportions.
    You have nailed what the real fallout (beyond lying, gaming the system, breaking laws, kidnapping and torturing, and killing people, etc.) is:

    ‘That is the punchline of the Snowden affair: when we can’t trust what government tells us, we come to trust those whom government doesn’t trust. Thus, we no longer necessarily care what the official line is and who delivers it. And when that happens, access – the currency of the Beltway – becomes worthless. Ah, the irony.’

    Well said. Would that our politicians could muster this honesty.
    #Comment Ends.

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    And would that anyone at Big Pink believed big media were diminished – in the eye of the masses – to the point described by Jarvis. At least it is acknowledged. Documented.

  42. Krauthammer: ‘…On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder, a liberal in a hurry, ordered all U.S. attorneys to simply stop charging nonviolent, non-gang-related drug defendants with crimes that, while fitting the offense, carry mandatory sentences. Find some lesser, non-triggering charge. How might you do that? Withhold evidence— for example, the amount of dope involved. In other words, evade the law, by deceiving the court if necessary….’
    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/08/16/can-obama-write-his-own-laws/

    This is in relation to overcrowding of jails, incarcerating people who have committed nonviolent crimes. Was it Rand Paul working on this in Congress with Leahy? Reason I ask is that not enough attention is being given to Holder ORDERING the change. Ironic that WPIX used that exact word “order” in a crawl and I tweeted loudly about it incorrectly assuming that station was puffing up Holder authority. Then I read other things which did not refer to this latest Holder indiscretion. And now that Charles highlights the statement, I might want to give a congress person who did not similarly out Eric, some pressure.

  43. The address, titled “Working to Implement the Affordable Care Act,” featured all the President’s well-worn talking points about Obamacare–with one new addition.

    Obama touted the fact that people under 26 years old can stay on their parents’ insurance; he talked of the “free mammograms”; and he celebrated the access to “contraceptive care.” And then, in full demagogic mode, Obama went on to excoriate Republicans for trying to hurt “sick people” and the economy by opposing his Obamacare law.

    Warming to his theme, Obama then said, “A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me. But they’d just be sticking it to you.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/17/President-Obama-Calls-Health-Insurance-A-Right

  44. I’ll give a cookie to anyone that can guess the two of the three topics on Meet the Press…..

    Hillary 2016

  45. Egyptian Military Warns Obama: ‘Supporting Terrorism’ in Egypt is ‘Red Line’

    According to a report titled “Sisi to Pentagon: We will not turn back, sovereignty is a red line,” published in Watan newspaper (Saturday, Aug. 15 edition), Egyptian Maj. Gen. Muhammad al-’Assar has just issued a strongly worded letter to the Pentagon, on behalf of the Egyptian military council, saying, among other things, “We will not retreat from fighting terrorism; the military does not run, for the [Egyptian] republic has leadership, and our message is clear: we will not allow red lines to be crossed.”

    Regarding U.S. President Barrack Obama’s cancelation of joint military exercises with Egypt, criticism of the military’s crackdown on the Brotherhood, and threats of cutting U.S. aid to Egypt, Watan reported military sources as saying, “The American decision will not influence the course drawn by popular will” ­ a reference to the fact that the overwhelming majority of Egyptians reject Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood ­ and that “the military does not accept any external dictates and will not permit any nation to support terrorism in Egypt,” a reference to the fact that U.S. support for the Brotherhood is support for terrorism.

    Military sources reportedly also told Watan news that contact with the American administration has completely ceased, though it remains open with the Pentagon, “which informed the Egyptian side of its fears concerning [Egypt’s] closeness to Russia.

    http://blogs.cbn.com/ibrahim/archive/2013/08/18/egyptian-military-warns-obama-supporting-terrorism-in-egypt-is-red.aspx

  46. this is going to be a major, major disaster…

    why doesn’t the O admin just open the doors to identiy theft and a total lack of privacy for all of us!!!

    I do not understand how our so called “leaders” do not see…or turn a blind eye…to the ramifications of letting ‘navigators’ – with no background checks – have access to view our most private, personal and confidential information…( a stranger will know more about you than you know about yourself)

    …just think, DMV, IRS, and other govt agencies…do you want your most personal and private health, tax, financial, etc information easily viewed by these people and their staffs…

    where the hell is the Congress in all of this? how does anyone even conceive of such a stupid thing to do and then the heads of government in the USA sign off on it…

    …between this and the NSA, the latest from the IRS…and identity theft on the increase…really makes one wonder who is looking out for the average american…we are the forgotten for those in pursuit of control, power and finacial gain…we don’t even matter…just a number and a statistic…our privacy is isn’t even up for sale…it is there for the taking…by anyone…

    http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/317513-state-attorneys-general-raise-privacy-concerns-over-obamacare-navigators

    States raise privacy concerns over health law navigators (video)

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argued late Friday that new hires under ObamaCare could threaten the private information of people trying to get health insurance.

    Bondi said that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making it easier for someone to be hired as a so-called navigator, cutting back on background checks and eliminating a fingerprinting requirement, which could make it easier for a person’s private information to fall into the wrong hands.

    “Because of time constraints, HHS [is] cutting back on the requirement to become a navigator, meaning they’re not going to be doing background checks. They’re not going to be fingerprinting these people,” said Bondi in an interview with Fox.

    “And it’s more than navigators. It’s people that assist the navigators. Now, these navigators will have our consumers throughout the country’s most personal and private information — tax return information, Social Security information. And our biggest fear, of course, is identity theft.”

    A navigator is a federal employee who helps those wanting to get insured navigate the paperwork of the new healthcare system.

    “What if they’ve been convicted of committing identity theft or grand theft before?” asked Bondi. “They could potentially still become a navigator.”

    Earlier this week, Bondi and a dozen other Republican state attorneys general sent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a letter calling her attention to this privacy issue and asking her to implement more stringent privacy requirements and safeguards. They’ve given Sebelius until Aug. 28 to respond.

    The letter was organized by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and signed by attorneys general from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.

    Bondi said she wants to know who will be in charge of monitoring the navigators, who is going to be liable if someone’s identify is stolen, and who is responsible for educating the American public and the navigators on fraud prevention.

  47. Obama Flouts the Law

    From his first presidential campaign to the present, the president, his party and his administration have openly flouted existing laws, and it doesn’t seem there is any legal means of stopping him short of impeachment.

    As you may recall, the Democrats refused to fill vacant spots on the Federal Election Commission so that when the Obama campaign disabled the system to track contributions there was no way in 2008 to challenge and stop the practice and countless suspicious contributions, including many from overseas, found their way into his coffers. This, after he reneged on his promise to use federal funds, a promise John McCain stupidly adhered to his disadvantage. Obama went back on his word and jimmied the system so his lawless behavior would succeed. Yes, years later, after he was elected, the FEC imposed a huge fine for this law breaking, but it really was too late to matter much.

    This was prelude to years of simply flouting federal laws at will and demonstrating repeatedly his inability to handle the job.

    His agenda is on the shoals:

    “The left’s agenda is in tatters. Obamacare has crashed on takeoff, after five years of Democratic policies the economy is in the doldrums and we are nearly $17 trillion in debt, and the Obama administration’s foreign policy is in disarray. The Democratic Party, as represented by the press, desperately needs sideshows to 1) rally the party’s faithful, and 2) distract the rest of us from the failures of the liberal agenda. Thus, I don’t think it is a coincidence that liberals are doing their best to portray the summer of 2013 as more or less a replay of 1967. The silliness of the attempt is a measure of how out of ammo liberals are these days.”

    As the lawless scandals are exposed — Benghazi, gunrunning in Mexico, misuse of the NSA, the IRS crippling the opposition in 2012 by illegal denials of tax exemptions — the president and his allies have been fast and furious in ginning up his base by playing the race card so often it’s worn to a mere stub.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/obama_flouts_the_law.html#ixzz2cLDnscwm

  48. TheRock
    August 18, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I’ll give a cookie to anyone that can guess the two of the three topics on Meet the Press…..

    Hillary 2016
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    When I draw a red line, I stick by it. I will not give those assholes my eyeballs. But even if I felt differently, there is really no need, because their left wing narrative is entirely predictable. I am quite sure they are wallowing in the Republican decision to not give citizenship to illegals. And, I am equally sure that they are not taking the position that it is right to uphold the rule of law, preferring instead to promote the fiction that by taking this position, the Republicans have written off the Hispanic vote forever, because every Hispanic has no regard for the country and counts it as racism that we would insist upon border enforcement, just because every other nation on the planet protects its border, and when they are invaded they respond in force. I do not know what it would take to align NBC with the interests of this nation, but a good starting point, perhaps, would be to take away the obscene wealth they enjoy, and give them a taste of what it is like to be a hard working American citizen struggling to make ends meet. That is what at stake in the battle between RINOs and the base. RINOS have the same contempt for the American People that Reid and Pelosi do. All they care about is their donors.

  49. The whole backstabbing DNC/media is probably why Hillary has to decide if she wants the Oval office bad enough to go to war with velvet gloves on, or brass knuckles.

    Skin like a rhinoceros Hillary, yes indeed.

    Hillary has more guts to face this war than I ever could.

    She was born to be the FIRST WOMAN President of the United States!

    Go Hillary, go girl!

  50. Not even gonna post it as i refuse to push that hags writing but O’dowds latest hit job on the Clintons in her ongoing derangememnt syndrome is out….go search for it if you so wish to read drivel…..

  51. What if the president lied to us?
    So many of President Obama’s statements about NSA have been wrong. But he’s too smart not to understand the truth

    http://www.salon.com/2013/08/16/what_if_the_president_lied_to_us/

    With the latest major revelation about National Security Agency surveillance, there’s a huge taboo question that needs to be put out on the table: Has President Obama been deliberately lying about the NSA, or have his statements just been repeatedly “wrong”?

    After Barton Gellman’s blockbuster story today about the NSA breaking “privacy rules or overstepp(ing) its legal authority thousands of times each year,” the Washington Post published an attendant commentary with a headline declaring the president was merely “wrong” in last week suggesting that the NSA wasn’t “actually abusing” its legal authority. The implication is that when Obama made that comment — and then further insisted the surveillance programs “are not abused” — he may have been inaccurate, but he didn’t necessarily deliberately lie because he may not have known he was not telling the truth.

    This is not to single out the Post commentary because, of course, such a rhetorical dance is fairly standard for the official political discourse these days. Since at least the Iraq War if not before, the media and political class typically goes out of its way to avoid declaring a lie a lie. Simply put, from “we know where (the WMDs) are” to Obama’s “actually abusing” declaration, seemingly deliberately inaccurate statements are rarely ever framed as outright lies. Even when such statements come from those with vested interests in hiding the truth, words and phrases like “misstated,” “wrong,” “least untruthful” and “misspoke” are trotted out.

    …………indeed, i go for the liar route.

  52. As Tom Sowell has stated repeatedly, the most important question we face today in this country is WHO will make the decisions on major societal issues, and even personal ones? The elites, or the people themselves. This short interview with Mark Levin highlights this issue, and provides a roadmap for taking back the country from those who have hijacked it for their own purposes, and will make the situation worse with every passing year if we continue along this line. As he says, we are living in a post constitutional world, and the slippery slope is toward totalitarianism. and serfdom.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/08/16/Hannity-Levin-Talk-Liberty-Amendments

  53. moononpluto
    August 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    What if the president lied to us?
    So many of President Obama’s statements about NSA have been wrong. But he’s too smart not to understand the truth

    http://www.salon.com/2013/08/16/what_if_the_president_lied_to_us/

    _______________________________________________________

    I use this argument REGULARLY when I debate my obot friends. I am sad to say they simply don’t care. The response I always get is ‘…well didn’t Bush lie? Besides, all presidents lie at some point…’ Worse yet, it doesn’t matter the lie. Simple association of campaign promise – governing action doesn’t even work. That brings about the re-assigning of blame to the GOP even with legislation originating in the first half of the first term when he enjoyed super majorities. Even Bush supporters have acknowledged to me in discussion that the foray into Iraq was ill-advised (thats as close as I ever got to admitting we shouldn’t have gone). That is my evidence that his die-hard supporters have deified him.

    Asshats.

    Hillary 2016

  54. moononpluto
    August 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    What if the president lied to us?

    _______________________________________
    No What if about it..His lips were moving. 🙄

  55. Russian President Vladimir Putin called an extraordinary session at the Kremlin Saturday to “discuss the situation in Egypt and take the necessary steps to the put Russian military facilities at the Egyptian military’s disposal,” said an announcement in Moscow, without elaborating. Putin said further that “Russia will arrange for joint military exercises with the Egyptian army.” DEBKAfile: Moscow’s steps directly conflict with Western condemnation of the Egyptian military’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. They were taken shortly after President Barack Obama cancelled a joint military exercise with Egypt as a mark of US disapproval.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3055973/posts

  56. moononpluto
    August 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    What if the president lied to us?
    So many of President Obama’s statements about NSA have been wrong. But he’s too smart not to understand the truth

    http://www.salon.com/2013/08/16/what_if_the_president_lied_to_us/

    _________________________

    It’s surprising to see an article that questions Barack’s honesty in Salon. It’s down right shocking that anyone with enough intelligence to actually write an article, would have to wonder whether the pres. was lying.

    Really. Are the latte-libs that stupid? I always just figure that MSM and other prog. outlets actually know the truth – that they have been bamboozled by the best bamboozler of all – and that they’re just covering and running interference for him. If indeed there are people in this country who believe POTUS is honest and caring, with fresh ideas and idealistic intentions, as MSM has painted him to be, they need to accept the fact that they are pathetic and stupid, and they would be well advised to get a court appointed guardian to take care of their affairs and make all of their major decisions.

  57. This breaks my heart. Thousands of years of treasures. 🙁
    ===

    The Malawi Antiquities Museum was ransacked and looted this week in Egypt.

    The liberal media could not care less.

    Rows of display cases are broken and empty at the Malawi Antiquities Museum after it was ransacked and looted between the evening of Thursday, Aug. 15 and the morning of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 in Malawi, south of Minya, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. The interim Cabinet authorized police to use deadly force against anyone targeting police and state institutions on Thursday. The violence capped off a week that saw more than 700 people killed across the country.

    (AP Photo/Roger Anis, El Shorouk Newspaper)

    See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/egytian-antiquities-museum-ransacked-and-looted-media-silent/#sthash.GarBxtzR.dpuf

  58. Russian President Vladimir Putin called an extraordinary session at the Kremlin Saturday to “discuss the situation in Egypt and take the necessary steps to the put Russian military facilities at the Egyptian military’s disposal,” said an announcement in Moscow, without elaborating. Putin said further that “Russia will arrange for joint military exercises with the Egyptian army.” DEBKAfile: Moscow’s steps directly conflict with Western condemnation of the Egyptian military’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. They were taken shortly after President Barack Obama cancelled a joint military exercise with Egypt as a mark of US disapproval.
    —————–
    This was exactly what I predicted would happen. It was their obvious move given Obama’s incoherent and schitzo foreign policy which staggers and sways between threats and statements that this is for Egypt to decide and every point in between. Obama is like Bismark–on an acid trip. Of course, it was too obvious for his Harvard trained advisors who love complexity and believe in the tooth fairy. And as Obama does his 720 degree pivot, which multiple stops, there stands big media applauding him furiously–you might even say desperately, and celebrating the demise of this nation. Anyone who cannot figure those assholes out by now is an idiot and should refrain from voting.

  59. The Times reflects its readership, its community. It’s an urban paper; it’s a New York City paper.–NYT editor
    ——————–
    That, is one damning admission. Why? Because it refutes the notion that what they print is for a national audience. Their distribution is national, but the content is for people who live in the five Burroughs. It is not intended for a national audience. I will be you the editor regrets saying that. I also doubt that it really represents people living in New York. Regardless of what it was before, through a serious of poor editors, including Bill Keller, it has reduced itself to a botique rag, intended for well heeled elitists, and not intended for a general audience.

  60. and you wonder why the Egyptian Army is taking these guys out……

    Islamist mob parades nuns in Cairo as prisoners of war after six hours looting church school and replacing cross with banner resembling Al Qaeda flag

    Franciscan School looted and classrooms burned to the ground
    Nuns subjected to abuse as they were paraded through the streets
    Two Christians killed since government moved against protesters
    Dozens of churches, homes and businesses owned by Christians attacked

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396764/Islamist-mob-parades-nuns-Cairo-prisoners-war-hours-looting-church-school-replacing-cross-banner-resembling-Al-Qaeda-flag.html#ixzz2cOoXPERA

  61. Reuters: Ex-Egyptian Pres Hosni Mubarak’s lawyer says he expects him to be freed this week after prosecutor cleared him in corruption case

    Amazing Timing…………..

  62. Does it seem that Kerry presence is conspicuously absent in the current Egyptian situation? Then again, I guess there is not a lot he could say. He and his boss have been effectively dismissed and sent to their rooms.

  63. Hey – Don’t Touch That Monkey!!
    ====

    Obama Admin Set to Criminalize “Touching” Monkeys

    Over the weekend, the Obama Administration submitted yet another regulation Americans should be mindful of to the Federal Register.

    “We are notifying the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition requesting amendments to the Animal Welfare Act regulations and standards, including to prohibit licensees from allowing individuals, with certain exceptions, from coming into direct or physical contact with big cats, bears, or nonhuman primates of any age…” announced the President’s Agriculture Department over the weekend.

    The new regulation is expected to forbid zoos and other animal exhibitors from allowing the general public to touch, among other animals, monkeys, as they are considered “nonhuman primates.”

    “It appears that what the administration is doing, in essence, whether intentional or not, is forbidding normal people from ever touching monkeys – something that has long been a common practice at zoos, circuses and even public library appearances,” noted a Virginia educator.

    According to the administration, the department recently received a petition contending, “that the existing handling regulations are difficult to enforce, subjective, and inconsistently applied.”

    Requesting new regulations “to eliminate the possibility of direct physical contact with big cats, bears, and nonhuman primates by any individual, other than trained licensee employees, licensed veterinarians, and veterinary students under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.”

    Additionally, the administration is requesting input from industry leaders into whether it is a practical, or good idea to require all “nonhuman primates” to be tagged with microchips.

    http://nycdailymail.com/2013/08/05/obama-admin-set-to-criminalize-touching-monkeys/

  64. Krauthammer article:

    *********
    “Can Obama write his own laws?”

    By Charles Krauthammer, Published: August 15

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-can-obama-write-his-own-laws/2013/08/15/81920842-05df-11e3-9259-e2aafe5a5f84_story.html

    *********

    Krauthammer asks this question in reference to Eric Holder’s removal of mandatory sentences for drug offenses, and Obama’s decision to ignore the legal timeline mandated for various components ObamaCare.

    Even though the majority of Americans probably are in favor of both actions, at least according to statistics being quoted by Obama’s peeps, the concern relates to the manner in which the laws were amended and/or struck down completely. So as is usually the case when Obama makes a move, there are significant legal and constitutional questions and dangerous precedents.

    We have a congress of weenies. Would Bush have gotten away with these kinds of stunts? Not without being raked over the coals and dragged through the streets naked. Would Clinton? Hell, the press and members of congress were all over everything that Clinton said or did, and haven’t stopped talking about it yet. Neither of the two most current presidents would have gotten away with this, nor would any other president in history. I can’t imagine that any of them would have tried to do so.

    Again Obama snubs the constitution and the checks and balance system put in place to prevent the very actions Obama has taken.

    Our senators and representatives are weenies of the lowest order. Never mind the Republican’s raising hell. I think everyone expects them to be gutless wonders, but the Dem representatives and senators have a responsibility to demand that the president and leader of their party function within the constitutional, legal, and traditional limits of his office. They need to do the right thing for once, and address this issue. If they don’t, they have failed to defend and protect the constitution, and need to be kicked the hell out of office.

    The fact that people may approve of the actions O and Holder have taken is absolutely not the point. No president of this country should have the ability to blatantly circumvent or completely ignore the law of the land.

  65. OK, I’ll stop hogging the board. Have to go to work now, anyway, but, I just couldn’t resist a tacky remark on Monday morning, especially.

    from Blogs for Hillary, check out the headline:

    “Chris Christie: big enough to take on Hillary Clinton” – The Week UK

    Published by Hillary Clinton – Google News on 8/19/2013

    http://blogsforhillary.com/2013/08/19/chris-christie-big-enough-to-take-on-hillary-clinton-the-week-uk/

    __________

    I think Chris is big enough to take on well …. I can’t think of anyone he’s not big enough to take on. The wording in this title seems to be deliberate – funny, but deliberate.

  66. The insurance commissioner for the state of south carolina has informed governor nikki haley that the citizens of that state will see a 50-70% increase in premiums when Obamacare is implemented. Obviously none of this will get through to the sheeple, because Obama will blame the Republicans and they will believe it. I used to believe that when it gets dark enough the politically blind will see. I now think that is naive. For those of us who can see then entire game that is going on here, minus the smoke and mirrors, this is one more step in the road to serfdom–and controlling the people. If Christie becomes president, we will continue along that line. He is who the elites want, because he will do their bidding.

    http://www.redstate.com/2013/08/19/governor-nikki-haley-at-the-redstate-gathering-rsg13/

  67. I hope nobody sent money. This is disgusting!
    ===

    Haiti “Reconstruction”: Luxury Hotels, Sweat Shops and Deregulation for the Foreign Corporate Elite

    Today, the “international community” is running Haiti again, colonial style.

    One can easily tell by comparing the very slow construction of shelters and basic infrastructure for the Haitian majority with the rapid rise of luxury hotels for foreigners, sometimes with the help of aid funds which, we were told, were going to provide Haitians with basic necessities.

    Most of the aid money went to donor countries’ businesses, government agencies and NGOs, as usual. International “aid” is a well-known capitalist scheme aimed at developing markets in the global south for businesses from the North. Of course this “aid” will benefit Haitians. But only the very few elite ones: those in power and the rich corporate elite. “Haiti’s open for business” and deluxe hotels will be welcoming businessmen so they can set up their sweat shops in a cool and luxurious environment.

    “Several new luxury hotels in Haiti”

    As part of the country’s “Reconstruction”, The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund recently invested $2 million in the Royal Oasis Hotel, a deluxe structure to be built in a poverty-stricken metropolitan area “filled with displaced-persons camps housing hundreds of thousands”. (Julie Lévesque, HAITI: Humanitarian Aid for Earthquake Victims Used to Build Five Star Hotels, Global Research, June 28, 2012)

    Now, as 300,000 Haitians are still living in camps, a “new Marriott hotel rising from the rubble in Haiti is getting a $26.5 million financial boost” from the International Financial Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group:

    More @
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/haiti-reconstruction-luxury-hotels-sweat-shops-and-deregulation-for-the-foreign-corporate-elite/5344546

  68. Two weeks ago the Obama Administration went into meltdown over verbal threats to launch attacks on Western targets when Ramadan ended. Well, what happened? NOTHING! Wishful thinking is not the same as actual capability. The Muslim Brothers, like all of the various flavors of “Al Qaeda,” may have big dreams but do not have the power to make those dreams come true. Just a reminder that good security and force and contain these nuts.
    ——————
    Big media praised Obama to no end for taking prudent steps to protect American lives.

    Question: who needs Linda Lovelace, when you have big media there to speak truth to power.

    Question: we know their game. At this point, who do they really think they are kidding.

    Question: to suckerman formerly of nbc and now of cnn: as the head of a big media enterprise, concerned about competition from the internet, why did you squander your most most important asset, your competitive advantage, i.e. fact checking, independence and non partisanship which were key to your survival?

    Question: do you understand, fully, what it means when one of the two national political parties perceives you to be so corrupt and partisan, that they believe they cannot get a fair shake, and are therefore moved to cut their ties?

    Question: what is your business plan going forward? Are you determined to go all the way to a fantasy network? And if the answer really is the latter, then how do you expect to maintain an audience, and the control over the national agenda which you have always aspired to?

  69. Hillary needs to be casreful how she deals with this. Its a line of attack they are gonna keep digging at. This Huma woman keeps just on giving to the opposition.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/abedins-role-at-state-department-under-scrutiny.html

    Huma Abedin is caught up in more controversy, and for the first time in many weeks, it has nothing to do with her husband’s social media dalliances. For months,Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has been questioning why Abedin was made a “special government employee” by the State Department in June 2012, allowing her to stay on as an adviser to the secretary of State while working for Teneo, a consulting firm founded by a former aide to Bill Clinton, and being privately employed by the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton personally. Now the New York Times has joined in Grassley’s quest, but both Abedin and the State Department remain less than forthcoming about her arrangement.

    In a letter to Grassley last month, Abedin said she sought the special status because after giving birth to her son, she wanted to stay in New York but continue working for the State Department. She added that while working with private clients, “I also was not asked, nor did I provide insights about the department, my work with the secretary, or any government information to which I may have had access.” She resigned from the government position on February 1.

    Little documentation has been provided to back up Abedin’s description. Grassley’s office says it hasn’t been able to obtain information on who authorized Abedin’s arrangement, how much she earned from her various positions, or how much the State Department knew about her private consulting business. In response to a request from the Times about who else in the department was designated as “special government employee,” the agency said, “As a general policy, the Department of State does not disclose employee information of this nature.”

    For those keeping score (or searching for ammunition to use against Hillary in 2016), this is the third controversy to emerge this summer about the murky roles of those involved in various Clinton-related ventures. Though the Clintons have done their best to steer clear of Weiner, former staffers were unofficially involved in every campaign milestone. And last week the Times reported on the many conflicts of interest within the Clinton Foundation. The two situations mainly provided more gossip fodder, but questions about Abedin’s role as a government employee could prove more serious. “Basic information about a special category of employees who earn a government salary shouldn’t be a state secret,” Grassley complained to the Times. “Disclosure of information builds accountability from the government to the taxpaying public. Agencies that lose sight of transparency also lose public trust.”

  70. Happy Birthday, Big Dawg:

    William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946).

  71. moononpluto
    August 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Hillary needs to be casreful how she deals with this. Its a line of attack they are gonna keep digging at. This Huma woman keeps just on giving to the opposition.
    ————–
    I think the less she says about it, the better. This is a hypertechnical non-issue to voters.

  72. rgb44hrc
    August 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Happy Birthday, Big Dawg:

    William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946).

    _______________________________——

    Happy Birthday Mr. President. 🙂

  73. wbboei
    August 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    moononpluto
    August 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Hillary needs to be casreful how she deals with this. Its a line of attack they are gonna keep digging at. This Huma woman keeps just on giving to the opposition.
    ————–
    I think the less she says about it, the better. This is a hypertechnical non-issue to voters.
    _____________________________–

    I agree 🙂

  74. Due to the immensity of my surprise, and your possible generic interest, here is a promise recently made and already broken. Via email today from Steve Lonegan:

    This week, I’ll be honored to accept the endorsements of Governor Chris Christie and Senator Jeff Chiesa. Their support demonstrates that the Republican Party is united behind our campaign.
    Join the Governor and me in Hunterdon County tomorrow, August 20 at 4:00 pm at the County GOP Headquarters in Flemington for a truly memorable rally.
    Then, on Wednesday, head to Ocean County for a joint appearance with Senator Jeff Chiesa at 10:30 am on the steps of the Ocean County Courthouse.

  75. PA State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, whose district includes part of Scranton, is not impressed with President Obama’s plan to visit the Electric City. Over the weekend, Haggerty blasted the President in a Facebook post for a trip he characterized as an effort to gloss over the region’s economic problems.“Our families are out of work and all the president continues to do is tour the country like Bruce Springstein [sic], as though seeing his face is some kind of prophetic inspiration,” he wrote. A screenshot of the post was obtained by PoliticsPA.“Forget the speech Mr President. We are not dumb. Why don’t you spend a few nights here, sit down in closed doors and ensure we don’t turn out like Detroit.”He also took aim at the NBC sitcom ‘The Office,’ which was set in Scranton. “The nation mocked us for more than a decade through the eyes of a Hollywood sitcom,” he said.Haggerty’s district includes Lackawanna College, a two-year vocational school where Obama is scheduled to speak some time Friday.Haggerty, 41, was elected in 2012 after defeating incumbent Rep. Ken Smith in the Democratic primary.
    http://www.politicspa.com/haggerty-obama-facebook/50223/

  76. Reaping the Whirlwind, with good times Obama . . .

    We got chaos
    We got meltdown
    We got Obama
    Who could ask for anything more?

    (Gershwin, forgive me)
    ————————

    As Youssef Ibrahim noted yesterday, one of the many things going up in flames because of the conflagration in Cairo is the reputation of President Obama. “In the past 48 hours alone,” Ibrahim reported, “some 57 Egyptian churches have been burned to the ground in the Nile valley. It will not be lost on the Egyptians that Mr. Obama has spent the crisis playing golf at Martha’s Vineyard.”

    Obama took a moment from his days of fun and frolic to hint that the $1.5 billion in aid that the U.S. supplies to Egypt might be in jeopardy if the Egyptian military continues to take its hard line against the Muslim Brotherhood and its effort to establish Islamic totalitarianism in Egypt. But as Ibrahim notes, that threat loses a bit of its sting when placed against the $12 billion committed by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates last month.

    Egypt has never had a democracy, so there is no “restoring” it. Pragmatically speaking, the country has two alternatives: (a) a rapid resort to popular elections, which are certain, once again, to empower Islamic supremacists (who have proved, in election after election, that they appeal to a significant majority of the populace); or (b) military rule through an appointed technocratic government. The former would crush any hope for real democracy. The latter, at least potentially, could force a new consensus constitution that requires equality under the law and respect for minority rights; that delays popular elections until secular democrats are better positioned to compete with Islamic supremacists; and that requires convincing acceptance of the new constitution and renunciation of violence as a precondition to participation in elections.

    When it comes to Egypt, there is a lot of blame to spread around. The American people seem to be waking up to the shocking news that a large part of the blame for what is happening on the streets of Cairo — and for what happened in Benghazi and what is about to happen in Syria and Iran — must be laid at the door of the stupid “smart diplomacy” promulgated by the Obama administration.

    They eagerly embraced the fairy tale of the “Arab Spring.” When that spring turned out to be blood-red instead of pacifically verdant, their reaction has been one of confusion, obfuscation, scapegoating, and denial. America’s reputation has probably never been lower in the Middle East than it is now. It turns out that there is leadership, on the one hand, and “leading from behind,” on the other. Obama explicitly embraced the latter. The ensuing catastrophes are too multifarious and too profligate of blood and treasure to conceal for long. In the case of Obama, anyway, incompetence and malevolence have shaded into each other to form a single toxic confection. The narcissist-in-chief still moves from playground to playground in the world’s most extravagant caravan. But his distance from the realities he has foisted upon the world is exceeded only by an arrogance bordering (on the wrong side of the border) on hubris. Hubris, as the Greeks knew, is followed reliably by Nemesis. A foreign policy that has sparked chaos in the Middle East, resentment among our allies, and belligerence among states like Russia and China, a domestic policy that nurtures the fiscal madness of “green energy” and and the statist innovations of Obamacare: Nemesis cannot be far off.

    Near the beginning of his first term, Obama, a bit like Cleopatra on her barge of burnished gold, floated into Cairo and told the world that he had come “to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles — principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

    Tolerance and dignity for all human beings, except for Jews, Christians, and other infidels, not to mention women, homosexuals, and those who have been enslaved by Muslims. Apart from them, there’s tolerance and dignity galore.

    I have long been fascinated by the spectacle that Barack Obama presents to the world. I do not, it pains me to acknowledge, understand the nature of the spell he exerts over otherwise intelligent and well-meaning people. Where some of my left-leaning friends see a cool-headed pragmatist (“pragmatist” is the accolade of choice for reasons I find puzzling), I see horrifying failure that I have alternately put down to stupefying incompetence, on the one hand, and Alinskyite malevolence, on the other hand. It was a sobering day when I realized that incompetence and malevolence, far from being mutually exclusive, could easily cohabitate and nurture each other.

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2013/08/19/cairo-is-burning-where-is-president-obama/2/

  77. All you have to do is look at Drudge and almost every day there is a link article about Hillary, about an issue which may hirt her chances, an opponent, either Dem or Rep who she may face, and you see already how the liberal media is trying to preemptively taint her possible campaign in 2016. Today’s link, among others, was about a allegedly confident Biden team that could run in 2016.

  78. I can’t stand listening for Rush Limbaugh for more than a minute or two, though I do try occasionally. Today was even worse than usual, although he has been barely able to control his delight for the past several days, over the bad publicity the Clintons have received at the hands of the New York Times. Today, he was talking again about all of the hit pieces in the Times about the Clintons, saying that they [the Clintons] couldn’t even force a retraction or apology for the character assassination of Bill. Of course, what he didn’t say is that they had probably not tried. I think Rush was primarily referring to the MoDo article. He opined that the Clintons could not come back from the attacks.
    Of course, he was down right gleeful.

    I don’t think anyone takes anything MoDo says very seriously. And, as I recall from 2008 and since, NYT has never been particularly kind or even fair when reporting or opining on Hillary or Bill. But, with this and other recent articles from NYT, some referred to already here, is the Times the beginning of a planned, coordinated effort by the progs to take Hillary down?

  79. “Is the Times the beginning of a planned, coordinated effort by the progs to take Hillary down?”

    _______________________________

    Yes,indeed and it makes me sick. The very liberal Dems and the Reps are joining forces and going at it again. It sadly feels like 2008 all over again. The Reps apparently feel real happy about how that turned out for them with the secret push to do anything to bring down a Clinton. With BO it seems they cut off their noses to spite their faces but then maybe noses are not necessary these days. Or maybe if you benefit enough in other ways, who cares abour a nose. But look on the brightt side, if you don’t have a nose you can’t smell the stink of BO, Rove and so many others.

  80. Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches

    By Timothy B. Lee, Updated: August 19, 2013
    If the police arrest you, do they need a warrant to rifle through your cellphone? Courts have been split on the question. Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches.

    In 2007, the police arrested a Massachusetts man who appeared to be selling crack cocaine from his car. The cops seized his cellphone and noticed that it was receiving calls from “My House.” They opened the phone to determine the number for “My House.” That led them to the man’s home, where the police found drugs, cash and guns.

    The defendant was convicted, but on appeal he argued that accessing the information on his cellphone without a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights. Earlier this year, the First Circuit Court of Appeals accepted the man’s argument, ruling that the police should have gotten a warrant before accessing any information on the man’s phone.

    The Obama Administration disagrees. In a petition filed earlier this month asking the Supreme Court to hear the case, the government argues that the First Circuit’s ruling conflicts with the rulings of several other appeals courts, as well as with earlier Supreme Court cases. Those earlier cases have given the police broad discretion to search possessions on the person of an arrested suspect, including notebooks, calendars and pagers. The government contends that a cellphone is no different than any other object a suspect might be carrying.

    But as the storage capacity of cellphones rises, that position could become harder to defend. Our smart phones increasingly contain everything about our digital lives: our e-mails, text messages, photographs, browser histories and more. It would be troubling if the police had the power to get all that information with no warrant merely by arresting a suspect.

    On the other hand, the Massachusetts case involves a primitive flip-phone, which could make this a bad test case. The specific phone involved in this 2007 incident likely didn’t have the wealth of information we store on more modern cellphones. It’s arguably more analogous to the address books and pagers the courts have already said the police can search. So, as Orin Kerr points out, if the Supreme Court ruled on the case, it would be making a decision based on “facts that are atypical now and are getting more outdated every passing month.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/19/obama-administration-asks-supreme-court-to-allow-warrantless-cellphone-searches/?print=1

  81. moononpluto
    August 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    and hell hath frozen over…….left heads just exploded.

    Noam Chomsky: Palin Was Right About Obama
    ————————
    He is right of course.

    The fact that this was published on democracy now, gives me some hope that my cynicism is misplaced.

    But Noam is not the first liberal to see the empire of illusion–that Obama is a brand of the corporate state.

    My favorite by far is this liberal, Hedges, this honest man of the left, and who was first to call the game with Obama.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU1Pe8wEfss&feature=player_detailpage

    And, from the other side of the aisle, this is why the grass roots must defeat Christie.

    Like Obama, he is a corporate shill, pretending to be something he is not.

    I would not care but for the fact that together these people are burying this country.

    The grass roots in both parties have an obligation to posterity to take the country back.

    Madison, the Constitution, and Mark Levin have a road map.

    Hillary will decide whether she wants to follow it, and not submit to the corporate state.

    The RINO nominee, Christy, is bought and will stay bought.

    And that is so obvious and so true that it should be a no brainer.

  82. Is the Times the beginning of a planned, coordinated effort by the progs to take Hillary down?”
    —————————–
    Pat Caddell has said it, Doug Shoen has said it, James Carvelle has alluded to it by calling Ted Cruz the most fearless and talented Republican he has seen in thirty years, the point being that we are in a post constitutional era, which was foreseen by Madison–our greatest lawyer, and which he made for provision for when the wrote the Constitution.

    The point being that with Bush, and now with Obama, the elites are moving aggressively to remove power from the states and the people and to consolidate that power in Washington DC. And big media, whom I rail against constantly, it one of the tools they use. Notice however, how Obama, Congress and the Supreme Court all collaborate on this transformation.

    The further point, indeed the pivotal one, is this: the politician of either stripe who can hitch his or her wagon to the populist rebellion which is gathering force in this country, is the one who can shape the political system for years to come, and the one history will remember. And Obama will be remembered as an ineffective leader, aligned with the elites, who failed the American People, most especially those who voted for him.

    This is the challenge Hillary must contend with. If she does, then it will not matter what the progressives and the RINOs do to oppose her, because history will be on her side. We need to look over the horizon on this thing, and realize that the circumstance which occurred in 2008 will never occur again.

    It is important that realize that first woman president label is a brand, just as the first black president was a brand, just as the Marlburough Man for Bush was likewise a brand. But a brand is no substitute for experience. It is what she does to seize the moment, and to marginalize big media that will be the determining factor.

    The niche is there. If she does not fill it, the someone like Ted Cruz will.

  83. wbboei
    August 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    {EMPHASIS MINE} It is important that realize that first woman president label is a brand, just as the first black president was a brand, just as the Marlburough Man for Bush was likewise a brand. But a brand is no substitute for experience. It is what she does to seize the moment, and to marginalize big media that will be the determining factor.

    The niche is there. If she does not fill it, the someone like Ted Cruz will.

    It is a shame that these words are not subject to award….

    Hillary 2016

  84. Big media claims that Obama is the prototypical liberal. Not everyone agrees. Why not? Because, the weight of the evidence proves that he is a corporate fascist. The corporate state, in turn, is determined to restructure society into two groups–the significant few aka, and the insignificant many, i.e. the serfs. Big media says great. If I kiss butt, they will let me be one of the elites. Then, I can join Obama in pissing on the serfs. A happy ending–for them.

  85. Questions need to be asked……

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2397666/Obama-given-heads-journalists-partner-interrogated-Heathrow-hours.html

    Obama given ‘heads up’ before journalist’s partner interrogated at Heathrow for nine hours

    U.S. President Barack Obama was tipped off before David Miranda was taken into custody by officials as he passed through Heathrow
    The White House say they didn’t request the ‘heads up’
    The 28-year-old was held while on way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin
    He was allegedly carrying USB drives of encrypted documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden
    London agents took his drives, a computer – and even a video game
    His partner Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian reporter, said it was ‘message of intimidation’
    Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says ‘swift answers’ are needed
    Greenwald blogs that ‘even Mafia had ethical rules about targeting family’
    Couple have been together for eight years after meeting on a Rio beach

    U.S. President Barack Obama was tipped off that the partner of a journalist who revealed American snooping programmes would be held for nine hours at London’s Heathrow airport.

    White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest today admitted Obama was given a ‘heads up’ by the British government over David Miranda’s lengthy interrogation under anti-terror laws, according to The Mirror.

    ‘We had an indication it was likely to occur but it’s not something we requested,’ he said.

    ‘This is the British government making a decision based on British law, on British soil, about a British law enforcement action. They had given us a heads up, and this is not something they did at our direction and this is not something that we were involved with.’

    Miranda’s partner Glenn Greenwald is the Guardian journalist who reported on America’s internet spying programmes which were exposed by the fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden.

    The explosive revelation has put further pressure on Downing Street to explain why Miranda was held by police for nine hours – the legal limit before a suspect must be charged or released – as he changed planes on a journey from Berlin to his home in Brazil yesterday morning.

    Miranda, 28, was carrying thumb drives with encrypted documents from Edward Snowden.

    Greenwald told The New York Times that Miranda was in Berlin to deliver documents related to his government surveillance probe to a documentary-maker.

    The filmmaker, Laura Poitras, in turn gave Miranda further documents – stored on encrypted thumb drives – that originated from US whistleblower Snowden, 46-year-old Greenwald said.

    Labour today called for an urgent investigation into the use of powers under the Terrorism Act to question Miranda at the London airport.

    However, the Metropolitan Police said the use of the Terrorism Act to detain Mr Miranda was ‘legally and procedurally sound’.

    ……………………………

    Well well well, targetting parnters now to send messages of intimidation, what a surprise…….as for the denial, of course they knew about it and ordered it, why else would they be told.

  86. I swear i have seen it all……several teachers writing letters of support for the pedophile teacher saying “he was in charge of 1,000 pupils and only raped one didnt make him a dangerous predator”……WTF.

    http://eagnews.org/father-of-molested-student-talks-about-his-familys-anguish-and-his-outrage-toward-teachers-who-supported-the-pedophile/

    That’s when they learned for the first time that numerous teachers in the school district wrote to the court to plead for a lenient sentence for their colleague. They were shocked to see several teachers – and school board member Mike Eagan – sitting across the courtroom with the sex offender’s family.

    “Neal made a mistake,” teacher Sally Campbell wrote to the judge, according to the Ogemaw County Herald. “He allowed a mutual friendship to develop into much more. He realized his mistake and ended it years before someone anonymously sent something in to the authorities which began this legal process.”

    “I am asking that Neal be given the absolute minimum sentence, considering all the circumstances surrounding this case,” wrote Amy Huber Eagan, a teacher and wife of board member Mike Eagan. “I am also hoping that he can stay remanded to the custody of the Ogemaw County Jail and not be sent to a prison facility.”

    “Neal has pled (sic) guilty for his one criminal offense but he is not a predator,” teacher Harriett Coe wrote, according to the Herald. “This was an isolated incident. He understands the severity of his action and is sincere in his desire to make amends. He has been candid and conveyed his action to his family, friends and co-workers.”

    In all, 10 people, including seven WB-RC teachers, submitted letters of support for Erickson, most pleading for a reduced sentence. They included Campbell, Amy Eagan, Coe, Toni Erickson, Carol Rau, Marilyn Glover, Sandi Lee, Kathryn Weber, Kathleen Sheel and Kathleen Palmer, the Herald reports.

    Judge Michael Bumgartner told Erickson he was “appalled and ashamed that the community could rally around, in this case, you,” according to the Herald.

    “What you did was a jab in the eye with a sharp stick to every parent who trusts a teacher,” he said shortly before sentencing Erickson to 15-30 years in prison.

    The Janczewskis felt betrayed, hurt, and angry.

    Now they have made it their mission to ensure those who supported Erickson no longer work with the community’s children. They have vowed to recall Eagan from the school board if he didn’t willingly step down.

    “They are all sick in the head,” Janczewski said of Erickson’s supporters. “They can do their freedom of speech, but their actions” have consequences, he said.

    Until Erickson’s sentencing, the family members were “very private people,” Janczewski said. But the teacher support letters convinced them the problem was much larger than Erickson.

    They shed their anonymity to demand the teachers and Eagan are held accountable, and the vast majority of the community rallied around them in support.

    But obviously someone does not support the Janczewskis.

    Days after the sentencing, the family awoke to a fire in their garage that nearly spread to their house. Someone had also scrawled the letters “ITY-YWP” on the side of their home, presumably a crude acronym for “I told you, you will pay.”

    State police have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, and have several leads, Janczewski said, but haven’t definitively linked the crime to the Erickson case.

    “I just can’t wait till they catch the person,” Janczewski said. “They could have killed my family.”

    Some of the teachers who supported Erickson have heckled Lori Janczewski at work, according to her husband. The couple reported two teachers to the police, but the abuse has already taken its toll on her physical and mental health, Janczewski said.

    “My wife is going to have a breakdown … she’s so close,” he said. “The school has just torn her apart.”

    …………………….

    Would you want any of these people in your schools teaching your kids. I’m just stunned.

  87. And there will be morons out there who will actually believe him!!!!
    =======

    Obama Rewrites History: Declares Healthcare Is Not a Privilege, It’s a Right (Video)

    More than two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers declared that “all men are created equal” and that their Creator gives them unalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

    That was before Constitutional expert Barack Obama became president.
    Obama says healthcare is not a privilege but a right.
    From his Weekly Address:

    See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/obama-rewrites-history-declares-healthcare-is-not-a-privilege-its-a-right-video/#sthash.wtqkL9fi.dpuf

  88. Madness is the New Normal: Government Gone Rogue

    “When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution.” – Thomas Jefferson

    The United States has a government gone rogue. Our “leader” ignores the Constitution, skirts Congress, defies the Supreme Court, and disregards the best interests of the people.

    Are the failures on Obama’s ever-growing laundry list accidental, or intentional? Is he incompetent, or does he have a nefarious plan for America? And does any of that even matter at this point? The U.S. government is out of control, and doesn’t show any signs of improving.

    The list of Obama’s Constitutional violations is extensive and disturbing. At a fundraiser in March 2007, Obama said, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.” This self-proclaimed Respecter-of-the-Constitution has overseen the destruction of our civil liberties and the expansion of the “imperial presidency.”

    We have an economy on the brink of collapse, more “phony” scandals than we can follow, and a president who had his dog and Presidential Basketballs airlifted to Martha’s Vineyard last week for his most recent lavish vacation.

    We have a president with a 41% approval rating, under whom race relations have taken a plummet, and a Congress with a 14% approval rating (that’s near a historical low).

    We have a government that spies on us without probable cause, warrants, or suspicion – and then lies to us about those actions.

    See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/madness-is-the-new-normal-government-gone-rogue_082013#sthash.ioVFvKAs.dpuf

  89. UK Home Office: David Miranda suspected of possessing “highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism”.

    ………………oh you mean the stuff you illegally collected in the first place that would embarrass the hell out of you and show you up as working against the people?

  90. Civil War To Erupt In American Streets Over 2nd Amendment (Videos)

    The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, it is a constitutional right that Barack Obama and other gun grabbers would like to take away from Americans.

    A scary police state mentality is being seen across the country, using tragedies like Sandy Hook as cause and using children and victims as human shields to justify stripping Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

    In the first video we see the carefully crafted plan to begin the process of disarming Americans and in the second video, there are news clips shown of how police in some states and cities are actually going door-to-door and telling people, we know who you are, we know what you do and we are watching you……… without any crime being committed by the victims of this police state action.

    Americans will put up with a lot from the government, but constitutional supporters and those that believe in the Second Amendment will not stand down and will not be disarmed. The government is setting the stage for another civil war right here on American streets.

    http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2013/08/civil-war-to-erupt-in-american-streets.html#.UhNs5H92N0S

  91. This tidbit from Portland Press Herald was posted at http://www.dailybeast.com.
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    7. “Maine Gov.: Obama Hates White People”

    “Maine Gov. Paul LePage allegedly said President Obama “hates white people,” confirmed two state lawmakers who said they heard the remarks directly. Speaking at a local fundraiser, LePage allegedly said Obama would have been the best president ever if he highlighted his biracial heritage—but the president hasn’t done that, because he hates white people. “Yeah, he said it,” said one of the lawmakers, who asked not to be named. “It was one little thing from a speech, but I think most people thought it was totally inappropriate.” LePage, a Tea Party Republican, has previously compared the IRS to the Gestapo and used a crude comment about Vaseline to insult state Sen. Troy Jackson. When running for office, LePage said, “You’re going to be seeing a lot of me on the front page saying ‘Gov. LePage tells Obama to go to hell.’”

    Read it at Portland Press Herald

    August 20, 2013 7:13 AM

  92. jbstonesfan
    August 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    All you have to do is look at Drudge and almost every day there is a link article about Hillary, about an issue which may hirt her chances, an opponent, either Dem or Rep who she may face, and you see already how the liberal media is trying to preemptively taint her possible campaign in 2016. Today’s link, among others, was about a allegedly confident Biden team that could run in 2016.
    ************
    He got like 2000 votes in 2008. Today, maybe 1000

  93. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Monday he’ll renounce his Canadian citizenship, The Washington Post reported.

    Cruz, a U.S. citizen, released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News on Sunday amid mounting speculation that his Canadian citizenship would make him ineligible to run for U.S. president in 2016.

    “Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement on Monday. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator; I believe I should be only an American.”

    The comment came after the Dallas newspaper, citing legal experts, reported that Cruz remains a citizen in both the U.S. and Canada. He was born to an American mother in Calgary, Alberta.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/ted-cruz-canadian-citizenship_n_3782870.html

  94. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III says the portrayal of President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy as racially insensitive in the new movie “The Butler” is not accurate.

    Meese has joined with other supporters of Reagan who have been angered with the film’s claim that Reagan was indifferent to South Africa’s apartheid and the producer’s decision to have liberal Jane Fonda offer an unflattering portrayal of Nancy Reagan.

    “Ronald Reagan did not have a racially discriminatory bone in his body from his very youngest days,” Meese told Newsmax. “He was opposed to any type of discrimination or mistreatment of anyone on the basis of race, or quite frankly any other innate characteristic.”

    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/meese-reagan-racism-butler/2013/08/19/id/521209?promo_code=12BDE-1#ixzz2cWEgOBdt

  95. jbstonesfan
    August 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    All you have to do is look at Drudge and almost every day there is a link article about Hillary, about an issue which may hirt her chances, an opponent, either Dem or Rep who she may face, and you see already how the liberal media is trying to preemptively taint her possible campaign in 2016. Today’s link, among others, was about a allegedly confident Biden team that could run in 2016.
    &&&&&&&&&&

    The “confident Biden team”…is that Joe, his wife, and his son?

  96. “Also he is a Clown.” 🙂

    ________

    And he hasn’t been banned from DC, unlike the rodeo clown in MO. lol

  97. foxyladi14
    August 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Monday he’ll renounce his Canadian citizenship, The Washington Post reported.
    &&&&&&&&&

    Notwithstanding Cruz’s renunciation of his Canadian citizenship (he has dual US/Canadian citizenship), the dude was born in Canada!

    Granted, his mother is American, but wasn’t that Obama’s whole thing, that Obama was allegedly born on US soil???

    I recall with McCain, that a) BOTH his parents were US parents, and b) as to the locale of his birth, Panama was deemed a US territory (at the time of his birth, before Carter gave Panama its independence).

    Who’s next? Is Morsi going to come from Egypt and run for president here in 2016?

  98. “When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution.” – Thomas Jefferson
    ———————
    My own thoughts have been trending in this direction, except for the extraordinary remedy of dissolution. That carries heavy burdens, and unknown risks which could be worse than the disease, and would open the door to an even worse form of tyranny. Therefore, by default, I tend to favor some effort to take back the system for the people. At this point, the entire system is organized to prevent that from occurring. Consequently, it may have to begin with the dissolution of one party or the other. And that will produce, for a period of time, a monopoly for the other party, which will give them unfettered license to overreach–and they will, until they too self destruct. Once that happens, if there is leadership in the grass roots, if the Constitutional framework is not lost as well in the process, then there is room for hope. In that case, my bet is that the elite cabal which runs this country would dissolve as well, as their own individual self interests diverge from those of their peers, and those that did hang together hoping not to be hanged, would be required to think beyond their materialistic existences to some more noble cause, which they do not see now. Their newly acquired global consciousness is nothing more than a thinly veiled disguise for their business interests which have gone global. Five centuries ago trade (and religion) followed the flag. Today, the flag (and secular religion) follows trade. A gotterdamerung of this nature is coming. How it will play out is a crap shoot. The good news is this day, and its aftermath were anticipated by the Founding Fathers in the broadest of terms, and they did make provision for it in the Constitution. If we can adhere to constitutional principles through the coming storm, and reject the alternatives of european socialism/qua fascism, then the possibility exists to build a new order founded not on the ugly self interests of the elite self indulgent class but by everyone else.

  99. One would be hard pressed to find a more significant impeachable offense than aiding and abetting the sworn enemies of the United States, especially when any such support includes sending weapons to our murderous adversaries. A crime on that scale would certainly be made all the more serious if those same enemies turned around and utilized the U.S.-provided arms to kill Americans.

    We are not here referring to the so-called “Fast and Furious” scandal in which President Obama’s Justice Department purposely allowed, with deadly consequence, licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers with the intent of tracking the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders. Instead, we document a much less reported gun-walking scandal, one you will soon regard as the “Fast and Furious” of the Middle East, the Iran-Contra of the Obama administration. It could be the White House got away not once but twice with the same misdeed of arming our foes.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/19/obamas-iran-contra-the-real-benghazi-scandal/#ixzz2cWN18VZw

  100. freespirit
    August 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

    “Also he is a Clown.” 🙂

    ________

    And he hasn’t been banned from DC, unlike the rodeo clown in MO. lol
    _________________________________

    😆 😆

  101. Michelle Obama is on the cover of this week’s Parade magazine. The profile by Maggie Murphy and Lynn Sherr was hard-hitting: “Posing in the formal Green Room, she appears both relaxed and invigorated, embracing the undefined (and undefinable) roles of Spouse in Chief, Role Model in Chief, and Mom in Chief. But it’s the last one that makes the first lady shine brightest of all. Put her in a room with kids—whether her own or the nation’s—and she glows.” Tell me more!

    Fighting against childhood obesity is a worthy cause and the first lady deserves some credit for taking on this crusade. In fact, the latest data indicate childhood obesity is going down. That said, creating new guidelines turned out to be harder to implement—what looks good on paper isn’t necessarily practical.

    Mrs. Obama acknowledges this in the Parade piece:

    Change is hard—it’s as simple as that. You start making tweaks to something that has been a mainstay and you’re going to get some backlash, particularly from kids. We as adults can’t be shortsighted. That’s part of how we got to this problem in the first place. We sort of give our kids what they want, as opposed to what they need. I understand this as a mom. I mean, to sit at the dinner table and have your kids pout over what you’ve served for dinner is an ego buster. RIght? My kids are normal. If they could eat burgers and fries and ice cream every day, they would. And so would I. But that doesn’t sustain us.

    No, it doesn’t. But is the first lady confident that she and her advisers know what is best for every

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/we-know-whats-good-you_748655.html

  102. “We as adults can’t be shortsighted. That’s part of how we got to this problem in the first place. We sort of give our kids what they want, as opposed to what they need. I understand this as a mom. I mean, to sit at the dinner table and have your kids pout over what you’ve served for dinner is an ego buster. RIght? My kids are normal. If they could eat burgers and fries and ice cream every day, they would. And so would I. But that doesn’t sustain us.”
    ____________________

    Sorry, MO, but if you gave two hoots in hell about youth issues, there is a much more pressing one that could use your attention and that of your husband – youth violence, especially in the African American community. Yet, when opportunity presents itself, and circumstances demand to be addressed, as happened in the Trayvon Martin incident, rather than lend your hefty influence, as a mother, as FLOUTS, and particularly as an African American, to the cause of reduction of youth violence, which is especially prevalent in black community, you apparently felt no responsibility to do so – nor did your husband.

    Being accountable and making the hard choices applies to many other aspects of parenting than just diet and nutrition. And, in blaming others while overlooking, even covering up any responsibility that Martin may have had in the incident, or any failures on the parts of parents and the community as the president, Eric Holder, and other black leaders did represented a grievous disservice to the black community and to the country.

  103. The dissolution that I see coming will be in the Republican Party. And for those in the other party who take heart in this possibility, they had best keep their powder dry because once the precedent has been established they will be its next victim. There are periods in history when things fall apart the center cannot hold. And, if I am right, then the next millennium will prove to be one of them.

    The reason I think the Republican party will be first to become unglued, is because there are irreconcilable differences between the elites of that party–the business interests, and the grass roots. If you dig deeper you will find that there are subcategories within those two groups, but they are irrelevant for present purposes. The basis schism is on the issue of who makes the important decisions in this country–the people or the elites. (Note: this is not an issue so much in the Democrat Party because it has been largely conceded that the elites know best, whereas in the other party, there is considerable suspicion of the elites).

    I know it is early, but not so early that we cannot predict what lies ahead for 2016. To me, what is likely to play out is more predictable than how it will play out. On the Democrat side, Hillary will get the nomination. I have little doubt about that. Nor do I have much doubt about what will happen in the other party: it will be a bloody fight between the grass roots candidate, who will be either Ron Paul (who I like) or Ted Cruz (who I support)for the party nomination. Either one of them are committed to the constitution, and the sovereignty of the American People. Christie will be the opposing candidate, and he represents the elites–and not for one nanosecond, the American People. The monied interests will support Christie, and he will present himself as a moderate Republican who will not scare the horses. Someone who can reach across the aisle, forge a bipartisan consensus, and arrogate more and more power to the federal government. He is a Hamiltonian and by no stretch of the imagination a Jeffersonian.

    For one last election, the RINOS will prevail and Christie will become the nominee. Weary of being rebuffed, outspent and outmaneuvered by the elite class, the grass roots will take the logical position that there is nothing in this game for us. They will be unmoved by the efforts by the elites to frighten into voting for Christie, with the prospects of a Hillary presidency. And even if elitists like Rove attempt to concoct a unholy deal with the progressives, it will not have enough steam to prevent her from winning the presidency.

    The end game for all this will be that the Republican Party will implode. That in turn is an undesirable outcome for the elites. Why? Because if they hope to continue the street theater that distracts the American People from the looting which is going on, and the centralization of all power, they must have two combatants. It is no different in professional wrestling–there must be an opponent. In the fulsomeness of time, a true opponent will emerge, but that opponent will represent the American People, and it will not be controlled by the elites.

  104. Admin will love this comment stolen from CDH 🙂

    Elysium is continuing the stink up the joint, still earning less than half its budget in ticket sales and most likely unable to break even by the time it is thrown out of theaters.

  105. In their effort to promote Christie and defeat the conservative alternative, the elites will seek to remind us of the Goldwater example. You will hear a lot about that in the next year or so, as Paul or Cruz gains steam. And, it is all you will hear from big media if perchance the conservative gets the nomination. (The counter point would be to review the record of the Johnson presidency, and how it ended in disaster with Viet Nam).

    The drama of 2016, I submit, will be in the Republican primary. NBC and CNN had hoped to moderate some of those debates, and to be in the same position they were in in 2008, and 2012 where they could turn the screw. The good news is those miscreants are OUT, OUT (in the cold, where they belong), as the Young Turk described his job status at the hands of MSNBC. In that respect, through their own actions over the past decade, those networks have been de-legitimatized.

  106. Boehner, House Republicans pressed on Benghazi- The Hill: “A group of special forces veterans has spent $5,800 for three giant billboards scheduled to go up in Boehner’s district this week. And another conservative group plans to hold a day-long commemoration at the steps of the Capitol on Sept. 11. ‘If 4 Members of Congress were KILLED in Benghazi would we have a Watergate-style Select Committee today?’ the billboard asks.”
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/20/diplomats-punished-for-benghazi-back-on-job/

  107. moononpluto
    August 20, 2013 at 11:57 am

    AP: aide to a U.S. Senator says the Obama Administration has halted country’s military aid to Egypt
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    Another self inflicted wound by Obama. One that Putin will capitalize on. Meanwhile, big media claim that by cutting off aid, Obama has shown the world that he is a man of conviction, and that his word is law. And while they are making this fraudulent claim, our allies will say we cannot trust him, our enemies will be saying we do not intend to offer this sucker an even break, and the sheeple will haul out the hymnals and sing How Great Thou Art.

  108. After Iowa, Howard Dean will head to New Hampshire
    —————–
    Howard Dean

    Inventor the Dean Scream

    Misogynist at large.

    A self absorbed pig with delusions of grandeur.

    He is threatening to run if the agenda is not progressive, i.e. left wing totalitarian enough to suit his fancy.

    Last time he tried he committed political suicide in New Hampshire.

    This is hardly what one would call a credible threat.

    Reveille, reveille, Mr. Scream.

    Get off the stage.

    Your brief pathetic hour in the sun came and went.

    Evidently, CNN is having a hard time getting Republicans to come on— for some strange reason.

    Strange alright, until you think about Roly Poly Candy Crowley and the NBC remittance man Jeff Suckerman.

  109. This will come as a shock to the 52% who voted for Obama, but, but, but, not everyone loves him like Big media does. Even worse, not everyone is convinced that Obama is playing with a full deck of cards. Commenting on the Messiahs glorious Egypt strategy, one deranged ante antediluvian too ignorant to discern Obama’s greatness compared to oh say Washington or Lincoln, offered up this mean spirited attack against our beloved Messiah and darling of big media.
    —————————-

    What is the explanation for this absolutely self-destructive, even idiotic, policy in Egypt on our part?

    There can be only one — the president of the United States is actually psychologically disturbed. He does not react in a normal manner. I know that’s a vicious and importunate thing to say, but the reaction to Egypt (and to Benghazi, for that matter) is not one of a psychologically healthy human being.

    It’s more than the narcissism of which he is often accused, as bad as that is. It’s a form of extreme neurotic attraction to (notably Islamic) religious fascism. Obama is not a Muslim, but he has these deep feelings about it (some of them related to imperialism, others to his absent father, no doubt) that allow him to overlook, or rationalize, all that hideous misogyny, homophobia, and jihadist fanaticism, that loathing of democracy and freedom, even when it could not be more obvious. To Obama, those abhorrent — monumentally illiberal — behaviors and ideologies almost seem irrelevant. But they are the most relevant of all.

    The Egyptian military are at least modern. The Brotherhood are decidedly anti-modern, determined to take Egypt, and the world, back to the Middle Ages. (Obama was also, many of us remember, oddly unsympathetic to the cause of the Green Movement in Iran — his silence setting him apart from virtually every Western leader.)

    As I have written before (way back in 2010), Obama is a real weirdo.

    But speaking of strange love affairs, our liberals continue to act as if Obama is normal, at least most of them do. You see actual Western (liberal) women speaking up in defense of the Muslim Brotherhood on cable television. Are they crazy? Have they lost their minds? Have they ever been to Cairo?

    Well, I have — and it’s unspeakably poor and depressed. The Egyptians, as many have written, can barely feed themselves. If you cared even the slightest about the Egyptian people, you would unremittingly support the Egyptian military. They are the Egyptians’ only hope for a decent life at this point.

    But not if you’re Barack Obama, lost in a childhood fantasy.

    His supporters don’t even have that excuse.

    Anyway, as we all know…

  110. Kristol is a to the manor born RINO. His poles are reversed. He thinks Sarah needs to rehabilitate herself with the GOP. She is a bona fide conservative, and as such, she does not need the GOP for her to be effective. The GOP however most definitely needs her–if they ever hope to regain the White House. They need her because they have betrayed conservative values and the grass roots is ready to walk. She is the only one I know who can prevent that because the loyalty of the grass roots to her is fierce, much as the RINOS like Kristol do not wish to acknowledge this.
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    How Senator Palin Could ‘Rehabilitate’ the GOP
    By Steve Flesher

    Recently, Bill Kristol appeared on ABC. He answered a reader’s question about Sarah Palin and spoke of her value to the party, her loyal supporters, and her potential in politics. He went on to suggest that she “rehabilitate” herself by running for the Senate in 2014.

    “Rehabilitate” isn’t exactly the term one would use when thinking of Sarah Palin’s contribution to conservatism. In fact, as proven in election after election, the only folks who seem to need rehabilitating are some of the experts in the GOP. Despite their criticism, the former Alaska governor has made great strides in reshaping the House and Senate. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Tim Scott, and Deb Fischer are just a few she helped across the finish line.

    So it’s absurd to claim that Palin needs to seek any kind of rehabilitation from the party. To the contrary, the GOP should be sucking up to her. And instead of smugly suggesting that they’d be doing her the favor in supporting a Senate run, the fact is that establishment Republicans almost need her to fulfill their hopes of a Senate takeover in 2014.

    There are of course many benefits to a possible Palin candidacy and accompanying Senate win. Here are a few:

    Her name recognition equals national fundraising.

    The national Democrats are ready to throw anything they have at keeping the Senate in 2014. Doing so will help them co-opt the president’s agenda in his final two years of office.

    Securing the Alaska Senate seat for incumbent Mark Begich (D) gets them closer to that goal. Accordingly, he’ll have the benefit of the major national Democrat donors. For the lesser-known GOP candidates who already exist in the primary race, they’re not likely to have nearly as many national dollars coming in. With her massive popularity among Tea Party supporters all across the country, Palin could definitely even the fundraising score.

    She’s been fully vetted.

    One peril of running a nationally unknown candidate is the increased likelihood of personal smears that are destined to be tossed their way (and to their respective families). This gives Mark Begich the luxury of staying on offense during the general campaign which takes emphasis off of his own shoddy record that includes voting with Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer 90% of the time. Currently, Begich seems to have some of those voters believing he’s an independent or at worst, a conservative Democrat. Efforts will have to be made to inform voters that he supported raising the debt ceiling, voted for blanket amnesty, and gave a “yes” vote to ObamaCare.

    As an established figure, Palin will be able to spotlight Begich’s record every step of the way. Also, Begich’s game of offense would be reduced to relying on failed smears about Palin put forth by the left since 2008 — none of which have prevented her from being an effective political force for the right.

    She can likely keep her PAC, continue her advocacy, and plan for a future White House run.

    Two concerns prevent Palin supporters from wanting her in the Senate. First, they believe it diminishes her ability to act as an advocate. Others want “President” Palin or nothing at all.

    Senators (past and present) like Barack Obama, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz have used social media, written books, and run for president while serving in the Senate. Senator Marco Rubio’s name is all over the Reclaim America Political Action Committee.

    So while anyone could (and should) be 100% grateful to all of Sarah Palin’s efforts and projects outside of public office, acting as a Senator does not mean that any of those opportunities would diminish nor does it prevent her from making a White House run in the future.

    She’d likely unite the GOP in the Senate and move it back to its core principles.

    During nearly twenty years of public service for her state, Palin never once diverged from the ideals of small government and constitutional conservatism. At the same time, she has been able to work with those who didn’t agree with her 100% of the time. While arguably being one of the greatest communicators we’ve had since Ronald Reagan, she brought Republicans and Democrats together to achieve various reform initiatives.

    In the Senate, Palin could serve as the bridge between Tea Party legislators like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and establishment veterans like John McCain. As a result, the party may finally begin to “rehabilitate” itself as it makes a fundamental shift back to its own core principles by making the Constitution its roadmap.

    Of course, it goes without saying that Sarah Palin doesn’t have to run for anything to be effective. That has been proven over and over again.

    With all that being said, respected commentators like Bill Kristol could serve the party well by acknowledging the truth. The only ones in need of rehabilitation are the self-appointed experts in the GOP, not people like Sarah Palin who have actually gotten things done both in and out of public office.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/how_senator_palin_could_rehabilitate_the_gop.html#ixzz2cZ6a4fdi
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  111. As Michelle said he is too good for the job.

    As the repulsive wife of the repulsive Tim Kaine, he is a metrosexual man.

    And, as big media tells every day, he is our greatest president, infallible and final.

    Given those glowing testimonials . . .

    Isn’t it a shame that there are still white Russian guards and counter revolutionaries in the hills who are determined to fight on?

    Isn’t it dreadful that there are divisions of KKKs who cannot stand to see a black man in the White House to quote Goonie bird Garafulo?

    Isn’t it a war crime (if not Holder will make one up) that there should be a little boy named Victor Davis Hanson who is so impertinent that he interrupts all this reverie from big media and says but mom Emperor Obama has no clothes?
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    Obama Bets Against Human Nature — and Usually Loses
    August 19th, 2013 – 12:00 am

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    There are many ways to learn about the bleaker aspects of human nature. One would be to run a pizza shop, or regularly to have to clean a public restroom. Perhaps giving close attention to the text of Thucydides might give a more abstract lesson. Also, the Old and New Testaments offer plenty of examples of the fallen state of man.

    Obama apparently did not get the message. What is the common denominator of his failed foreign policy initiatives (reset with Russia; a new, kinder, gentler Middle East; supposed breakthroughs with China; outreach to Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela) and his domestic catastrophes (Obamacare, deficits, huge debts, chronic unemployment)? In a nutshell, he does not seem to know much about human nature, whether in the concrete or abstract sense. Obama never held a menial job or ran a business. In lieu of education in the school of hard knocks, he read the wrong, if any, seminal texts.

    The problem with a thug like Vladimir Putin is not just that he does not respond to “outreach” and “reset,” but rather that he interprets such loud magnanimity as weakness. And when sermonizing and lectures are added to perceptions of American impotence, the impression of timidity leads further to contempt, and ultimately to a devilish desire to humiliate and disabuse a naïf Obama of his moral pretensions. And what of the world watching all this? Unfortunately, it is more likely to enjoy viewing a strong rebuff of utopian idealism than a weak embrace of it.

    For the sellout of the Czechs and the Poles over missile defense, the unnecessary effort to enter into more strategic arms talks with the Russians, and the sermons about being a good citizen at the UN or tolerating dissent at home, in return we received Russian snubs over Eric Snowden and Putin’s obstructing U.S. efforts against Iran or Syria. Had Obama from the outset kept quiet about “reset,” avoided trashing his predecessor, and stood firm when Putin pushed, Putin would now respect him as much as he feels contempt.

    In his Al Arabiya interview and Cairo speech, Obama sought to reach out to the Middle East on the unlikely premise that his own affinities with Islam (a Muslim father, a Muslim middle name, Muslim relatives), his mixed racial heritage, and his multicultural sympathies for the Islamic world would turn stand-offish moderates into friends and prior enemies into moderates.

    But why so? All the silly euphemisms in the world — man-caused disasters, overseas contingency operations, workplace violence — would not make jihadists suddenly like the U.S. just because the new president was not a white, Christian Texan.

    Such superficial affinities are as unlikely to promote diplomatic breakthroughs as they are likely to appear insulting. Does Obama have any experience with the particularly disturbing human characteristic — learned both from literature and the experience, say, of going to a dangerous public school — that forced efforts to fit in, to accommodate, to ingratiate, to seek affinities where they don’t exist are not interpreted as outreach as much as condescension?

    The almost eerie hatred for Obama seen in Egypt — among the military, the Islamists, the Egyptian street, and even the secular pro-Western reformists — in part derives from a sense that Obama tried to cajole them all with cheap commonalities and mytho-histories rather than negotiate often conflicting national interests through tough transparent talks.

    A good way to get beaten up in the hallway at a tough school is to assure the local king-of-the-hill thug that both of you really have a lot in common. In some sense, Obama’s entire Middle East policy mirrors the hilarious scene in Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino, where the white punk attired in pseudo-gang attire believes he can out-jive gangbangers into leaving his girl alone. He can’t. Obama has unfortunately become such a wannabe in the eyes of unapologetic Middle East gangsters.

    On the home front, Obamacare is imploding largely because interested parties are acting in predictably human ways that escape Obama and his elite technocrats.

    Why would an employer incur extra health care costs when he could juggle and reduce employee hours to avoid them? If you work for government most of your life, you are usually not fired, usually expect annual pay raises, and usually are assured of an ample pension.

    But not the self-employed. The tire store owner, the 200-acre peach grower, or the restauranteur sees hourly money going out but not necessarily coming in. That constant angst makes the entrepreneur wonder which wrong decision will be the proverbial final expense that breaks his back.

    In other words, there is nothing in Obamacare to turn natural self-interest into group interest: not the employer mandate; not the clumsy efforts to force healthy youth to pay a tax for care they most likely will not use; not assuring the well-funded public employee or union member that he can get even better government-brokered insurance; and not even telling the uninsured homeless person that he should sign up and pay something for a plan rather than walk into the free emergency room or local cost-free government clinic.

    At the very time the president made it in the material and psychological self-interest of the employer to pull back from hiring, he gave equally negative incentives for people to scramble for work by vastly expanding food stamps, unemployment and disability benefits, and health care entitlements. The result is that a part-time job in Obama’s new economy is either no better, or often worse, than receiving government benefits while sitting at home. Why would most — human nature being what it is — take a break from watching daytime television to take a pay cut to pick peaches or mop floors?

    Bosses are also human, and resent the tiresome class rhetoric. “Spread the wealth” or “not the time for profit” initially could be written off as the president’s funny tics. But add in “fat cat,” “one percent,” “millionaires and billionaires,” and “you didn’t build that” and the monotonous becomes bothersome and finally odious.

    The business person is all too human and understands that Obama seems to resent his success, and thus will seek to regulate it further, tax it more, and deride it in ways that express either his ignorance of how hard it is to make a profit or a teenage sense of envy of earned success. But an economy is simply the sum total of millions of private agendas — partly the result of predictable material self-interest, partly a consequence of equally predictable notions of honor or pride. Feeling that the president does not respect what you do does not encourage risk-taking; magnified millions of times over, that individual stasis instead leads to a collective slowdown.

    Why are Obama’s polls plummeting again despite a successful reelection, a still obsequious press, and a perennial campaign of demonizing his opponents? Scandals like the IRS mess, the NSA embarrassment, the Benghazi disaster, and the AP monitoring certainly account for much of his current unpopularity. Yet some of the dislike is also due to a growing anger at Obama’s hypocrisy — one of the strongest of all human emotions that affects us as no other paradox.

    No one begrudges Obama his Martha’s Vineyard annual getaway, or his incessant golfing in his yuppyish get-up, or sending his family by separate plane to Aspen, Vail, or Costa del Sol. But why would someone so wish to rub shoulders with the very one percent who, he has so incessantly assured the country, are mostly the source of our problems?

    Does Obama have a hierarchy of good and bad fat cats, both good and bad corporate jet owners, or noble grandees who really built their businesses? More likely, the public thinks that Obama either is an abject hypocrite — demagoguing while enjoying the fruits of wealth — or he suffers from a weird psychological guilt over enjoying the good life that forces him to trash in the abstract what he so indulges in the concrete.

    Either way the common denominator is hypocrisy. Had Obama gone after supposedly selfish CEOs, and then flown to his home to Chicago for some hot dogs in his backyard, there would have been some consistency. Or had the president talked of the need for big business to be successful to provide jobs as he hobnobbed with such CEOs at Martha’s Vineyard, no paradox would arise.

    Other paradoxes encourage such hypocrisy. Why weigh in personally on white/black controversial interaction — the Professor Gates psychodrama or the Trayvon Martin death — when the expectation will only arise that such a racially sensitive president will comment on all such public faultlines? That becomes a dilemma when white/black crime occurs at one-eighth the frequency of black on white crime. Most American do not want sermons on the history of race relations, only simple answers as to why their president focuses on some interracial controversies and not far more frequent others. That sense of parity is also human nature, and so entirely missed by Obama.

    In almost every policy debacle — subsidizing money-losing wind and solar while ignoring profitable fracking, trashing the previous administration’s anti-terrorism protocols while vastly expanding drones, or lecturing on civil liberties and transparency while overseeing the Benghazi IRS, AP, and NSA scandals — Obama has no sense of the very natural reaction of all-too-human Americans.

    Such wisdom about what makes average people tick is not necessarily found in prep school in Hawaii, the Ivy League, politics in Washington, or Martha’s Vineyard — and after five years that fact is all too apparent.

  112. Constitution Warrior
    I can’t stand Paul Krugman. He is an arrogant, narcissistic, self loathing blow hard and he is a Keynesian. Now he really stepped in it.

    NYT’S PAUL KRUGMAN ACCUSED OF PLAGIARISM

    “New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winning Princeton economist Paul Krugman is battling plagiarism charges after a distinguished UCLA professor of economics leveled the accusation against him on his blog.

    In an open letter to Paul Krugman, UCLA economics professor Roger Farmer alleges that Krugman stole his ideas and repackaged them in his New York Times columns.

    “Perhaps you have read some of my recent work: Perhaps not. I infer that you may be aware of it since your columns often select themes that closely mirror my writings, usually a day or two after they are circulated. Perhaps that is due to the coincidence fairy,” writes Farmer.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/20/NYT-Paul-Krugman-Accused-Of-Plagiarism

  113. Gonzo! Do you know who Mark Levin is? I think he is the smartest conservative in the country. He is saying just about the same thing I have been saying here for several years about the morbid state of the Republican Party. He has a path forward, which is laid out in his new book The Liberty Amendments. I checked for it at the University of Washington, they do not have it, but it is available on Amazon. I think it will probably be #1 on the NYT list.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2619420894001/how-desperate-is-new-obamacare-sales-pitch/

  114. Yes, I do know him. I was wondering your opinion of him wbb. I feel like a revolution of sorts is coming, I just hope we have the stomach to see it through. There is such a divide in this country. The haves and have nots have become the people who actually work for a living, vs the people who feel you owe them a living while they do nothing.

    They’re like massive Borderline personality disorders…you can’t give them enough and there is no shame…they deserve the shirt off your back. They would take it and leave you freezing in the bitter cold of winter,

  115. illegal driver and the NY cops just issued a summons and let him go….WTF….are NYC cops that dumb, guy will disappear.

    The British tourist whose foot was severed by a NYC taxi driver as he ‘slammed on the gas while FIGHTING with a cyclist’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2398418/British-tourist-Sian-Green-leg-severed-NYC-taxi-driver-near-Rockefeller-Center.html#ixzz2caMsvqLA

    An out-of-control New York City taxi hit a cyclist Tuesday morning beneath the Rockefeller Center and plowed into a British tourist, severing her foot in a dramatic mid-morning scene.

    TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has an office nearby, was among the people who rushed to help 23-year-old Sian Green. A plumber used his belt to make a life-saving tourniquet for the woman’s leg while a pizza truck owner raced to put her severed foot on ice.

    Ms Green, who arrived from England last night, had reportedly just bought a hot dog and was eating it by the fountain with a female friend when she was hit by the cab.

    Witnesses said the vehicle was on Sixth Avenue and 49th Street just after 11am when it hit the cyclist before jumping the curb, crashing into the woman and coming to a stop by a fountain.

    She remained conscious throughout the ordeal and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where she is undergoing surgery. One of her legs was severed at the ankle and she suffered injuries to the other.

    The cab driver, 24-year-old Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon of Queens, was issued a summons for being an unauthorized driver and then set free, according to the New York Daily News. The Daily News spoke to Himon at the police precinct.

  116. moononpluto 3:16: illegal driver and the NY cops just issued a summons and let him go.
    Yes. Double standard. Here’s another:
    Compare how shooters have been treated. Robert Bales had a substantial, admirable US military career before being accused of shooting dead 16 civilian Afghans. [He probably had PTSD – and there was the brief surfacing of an Australian journalist trying to get story out that Bales was framed or had help or something.] However, Obama’s administration saw opportunity to score points with Afghans – make that Muslims, so Bales never had a chance. In the link below you can see how he is currently smeared. Just prior to trial end, US flew one victim’s father from that country to chew Bales out in the court room. On the other hand, US Major Nidal Hasan has been given every legal and psychological advantage. As recently as yesterday wife of Shawn Manning tweeted another outrage: **New York Times publishes emails judge refused to allow as motive in fthood trial terrorism ** I’ll follow this comment with one or two Fort Hood related ones. Don’ want to confuse spammy. Or myself. 🙁
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23761106

  117. For one Ft. Hood victim and his wife, the wait is nearly over
    “…Autumn Manning watched her husband maintain his composure as he relived the shooting. He was edgy as prosecutors prepared to ask him to identify Hasan, pointing before they even asked.“He’s there,” Shawn Manning said, twice, staring Hasan down. Manning described how he was wounded, fell and played dead as his lungs filled with blood.“I figured the shooter would finish me off,” he said, and his wife could hear him faltering.She didn’t realize that the something unexpected her husband had feared had just happened. He had been staring in her direction as he testified when he recognized a familiar face: the wife of one of those killed, Capt. John Gaffaney, 56, of San Diego….”
    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/607/article/p2p-77095716/

  118. jbstonesfan
    August 20, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    Where is the outrage? Why no protests? Where are the race baiters?
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    That’s cuz “journalists” think it happened in Australia. Saw a couple clips quoting father there. Showed pics of perps too. But never mentioned OK. Unless I dozed off. But I don’t think so.

  119. Leftist protesters disrupt Ted Cruz Town Hall; audience starts chanting USA. Ted thoughtfully addresses protesters’ concerns, then adds his own take of Obama’s fake grass roots, OFA. This is an upper!

  120. USA: Australian baseball player murdered by “youth”

    Well done Fox News. You produced a 4:47 news segment about the murder of this innocent young man and managed NOT to mention that it was three BLACK boys who shot the White 22-year old man. Listen how Duncan police captain Jay Evans does everything he can to avoid answering questions about motive.

    Here is the victim, Chris Lane:

    http://ozziesaffa.blogspot.com/2013/08/usa-australian-baseball-player-murdered.html

  121. I feel like a revolution of sorts is coming, I just hope we have the stomach to see it through. There is such a divide in this country. The haves and have nots have become the people who actually work for a living, vs the people who feel you owe them a living while they do nothing.
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    That is definitely the direction we are headed in.

    Three (3) conditions are necessary to prevent it:

    1. first, robust growth of the private sector, and a corresponding reduction

    2. second, serious attempts to hold the ruling class, including big media, responsible for what is occurring.

    3. third, a new leader, not a placeholder, with the moral authority to lead us back to a constitutional republic.

    I fear that we are passed the tipping point on those.

    But that is where the efforts must be directed.

    We cannot command success. We will do more. We will deserve it.

    And, who knows, it might catch on.

    We went out to dinner last weekend, and managed to find a horrible restaurant with high prices.

    But along the way we walked through a neighborhood which is part of three adjacent communities.

    It extends from the University of Washington to Fremont to Ballard.

    Historically, Ballard was an old Norwegian community, with families, engaged in fishing and logging.

    Today, it is overrun with techies–from Microsoft. Single, under thirty.

    A different world comprised of very different people, 90% of whom voted for Obama.

    When it comes to politics they have one love and two glaring deficiencies.

    The love the spectacle. Brand Obama–young, edgy, idealistic, and devoid of substance was and is right up their alley.

    When it comes to political decisions they do not know how to hire, or how to evaluate job performance.

    And, as always the real estate market has been quick to respond, replace the Victorians with condos.

    Ballard–a small drinking village with a condominium problem.

    I expect it is no different today in Austin–which helps explain Lloyd Doggert, among other phenomena.

    This is not our world.

    But it is the world of tomorrow.

    Whether and if so how these people come to appreciate the value of a constitutional order is an imponderable.

    I tried to explain this to one of them the other day, which was a mistake.

    The response was testy. I support Obama. And I don’t know what you are talking about.

    So in the final analysis, what we are fighting is a form of ignorance, that thinks it know, thinks it is smarter, and is neither.

    What happens when they cannot find jobs . . . is another imponderable.

  122. Erickson says his friends–fellow Republicans–are apoplectic that conservative blogs and the Heritage Foundation are running ads exposing the RINOS who lie to their constituents, by telling them on the one hand that they oppose Obamacare, and when they arrive in Congress refusing to de-fund it. These fellow Republicans tell him you are hurting OUR side. In other words, by telling the truth you are showing constituents what hypocrites we are. Not on “our” side? This begs the inevitable question whose side are you on? Where are your convictions? Where isyour courage? And, are you really any different than Obama? These RINOS suffer from an inside the beltway perspective, where it is all a chess game between the two parties. The welfare of the nation is of secondary or tertiary importance.
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    #DontBlink — Defund It

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | August 21st, 2013 at 04:30 AM | 34

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    I am in the minority among my closest friends. Most of my friends are, as they are expressing on twitter and elsewhere, appalled at Heritage Action for America, For America, and soon other groups running targeted ad campaigns against various Republicans in Congress.

    The ads are designed to remind voters that those members of Congress and Senators have campaigned against Obamacare, but now will not vote to defund Obamacare.

    My friends believe these conservative organizations are doing great harm and will potentially hurt Republicans. They find them off putting, likely to do more harm than good, pushing a strategy doomed to fail, and putting Republicans in a no win position.

    I myself intend to give For America and Heritage Action money so they can keep the ads going.

    I understand my friends’ position. My concern is not that these ads harm our side, but that the ad buys are too small. I think our side has been harmed by Republicans campaigning since 2010 against Obamacare, passing symbolic vote after symbolic vote to show just how much they hate Obamacare, then putting themselves in a position to actually be able to do something to stop it and punting on it.

    When most of my friends disagree with me on these matters, I have to step back and wonder what I am missing and why I am wrong. I see their points, recognize the soundness of their positions, and I still think they are wrong. I still think this is a fight worth having. I still think defunding Obamacare is the best way forward.

    I have no fall back plan. Defunding Obamacare is not a starting position for negotiation. The Democrats did not negotiate with the American public before subjecting them to this law. I see no reason to negotiate now. The GOP has the power to defund Obamacare and if the Democrats do not agree, it is on them.

    I find it disgusting that people like John Cornyn and Tom Coburn run to every television camera they have access to so they can tell the world how much they do not like Obamacare, but that they are going to fund Obamacare.

    I find it horrifying that a majority of Republicans in the House and the Senate and much of what makes up the intellectual wing of the Republican Party have come up with all sorts of elaborate ways to surrender the fight without looking like they are surrendering the fight — and all while sending out fundraising pitches to conservative activists begging them for money to continue a fight they have no intention of fighting.

    I find the actions of For America and Heritage Action for America bold and refreshing. It is time conservatives hold their own side accountable. This is not a confusion of principle and tactic, this is forcing the GOP to put up or shut up. I believe they have been playing our side, lying to us, and have given up the fight privately while publicly blustering.

    The Democratic Party of the United States and the President himself were willing to sacrifice their majority in order to foist Obamacare on an unwilling populace. If the GOP is not willing to stake its position on repeal of a law most Americans oppose, that makes the Democrats far braver.

    They will either fight or fold. The actions of these outside groups against the Republicans put them in the spotlight so we can all see who they really are, not who they pretend to be hiding behind tv cameras, press releases, and chest pounding prognostications.

    I believe this is a fight worth having and I understand most of my friends do not and think it a suicide mission. As for me, I think defunding Obamacare is a hill worth dying on. I know I am in the minority among my friends, but I am convinced this fight must be had after years of Republican Leaders telling us they’d do anything and everything to repeal Obamacare.

  123. …The three players spoke with the paper and kept their comments brief, but direct.
    “We’ve got some real moral compass issues in Washington,” Langer said. “I don’t want to be in a room with those people and pretend I’m having a good time. I can’t do that. If that [angers] people, so be it.”
    Fernandez, for his part, told the paper that his views are “dramatically opposed to the President’s.”
    “Enough said. Let’s leave it at that. I hope everyone enjoys the trip who goes….”
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/21/3-members-172-dolphins-decline-invite-to-white-house-over-political-differences/

  124. Boo hiss to the POTUS who will gum up Scranton’s economy this Friday, the last weekend before Labor Day. All to line up college voters. Beautiful farmers’ market M-W-F and he’ll knock out those who had wanted to shop for this weekend.
    And another thing. Yesterday The Hill might have been pushing buttons to say BO/Biden trip to be fun too. Well. Now Beau appears seriously ill. How much fun is that?

  125. The best leaders are usually the most humble, and give credit to those that help them get there. People usually recognize a great leader without their wives and the media telling us who they are.

  126. TIT 4 TAT only POTUS should stay out. Obama endorses Booker POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 10:37 AM WASHINGTON — President Obama formally endorsed Newark Mayor Cory Booker in the New Jersey Senate race Wednesday, one day after Gov. Christie backed Republican nominee Steve Lonegan.
    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/capitolinq/Obama-endorses-Booker.html

    and Ft Hood ruling prosecution failed to prove premeditation [cuz Judge prohibited the evidence] and now thinking unpremeditated or … manslaughter.

    Shameless.

  127. Surprise, surprise.
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    Obama’s brother linked to Muslim Brotherhood

    NEW YORK – President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter.

    Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Tehani al-Gebali

    In a news report on Egyptian television of a Gebali speech, translated by researcher Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative, Gebali said she would like “to inform the American people that their president’s brother Obama is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

    “We will carry out the law, and the Americans will not stop us,” she said. “We need to open the files and begin court sessions.

    “The Obama administration cannot stop us; they know that they supported terrorism,” she continued. “We will open the files so these nations are exposed, to show how they collaborated with [the terrorists]. It is for this reason that the American administration fights us.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/obamas-brother-linked-to-muslim-brotherhood/

  128. Does anyone have any info on Judge Tara Osborne’s original appointment to the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces?

    I did a search to find out who appointed her, but every link to a potential source of this info that popped up didn’t work. I got the “connection interrupted” message every time.

    I also tried to research the individual and/or individuals who initiated the action to remove the original judge, Col. Gregory Gross, based on his alleged bias against Hassan. Again, to no avail.

    I’ll acknowledge that my attention span is not conducive to detailed research. However, information about the decision makers in this case, and how they came to be in their positions, seems unusually hard to come by.

    The whole trial seems to be just one travesty after another, if reports are accurate. This judge has prohibited victims’ family members from speaking publicly about this case. She has denied evidence that seems to provide motive for the mass killing. Not to over react, but since she took over this case there seems to have been one travesty after another. Yet, as we have come to expect, the media raise no questions, and our elected officials are too unconcerned, ignorant, or scared of Obama to say anything. The Dem senators and representatives should show some independence and guts and at least, raise concerns. Forget the Republicans, they’ve all had a collective stroke, I guess.

  129. The Senate Armed Services Committee is responsible for oversight of the United States Appeals Court for the Armed Forces, which determined that Col. Gregory Gross was too biased against the terrorist, Hasan, and replaced him with Col. Tara Osborn.

    Below is a list of members of Armed Services Committee, Chaired by Carl (I love me some Obama) Levin.

    Members:

    Levin, Carl (MI) , Chairman
    Reed, Jack (RI)
    Nelson, Bill (FL)
    McCaskill, Claire (MO)
    Udall, Mark (CO)
    Hagan, Kay R. (NC)
    Manchin, Joe (WV)
    Shaheen, Jeanne (NH)
    Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (NY)
    Blumenthal, Richard (CT)
    Donnelly, Joe (IN)
    Hirono, Mazie K. (HI)
    Kaine, Tim (VA)
    King, Angus S. (ME)
    Inhofe, James M. (OK), Ranking Member
    McCain, John (AZ)
    Sessions, Jeff (AL)
    Chambliss, Saxby (GA)
    Wicker, Roger F. (MS)
    Ayotte, Kelly (NH)
    Fischer, Deb (NE)
    Graham, Lindsey (SC)
    Vitter, David (LA)
    Blunt, Roy (MO)
    Lee, Mike (UT)
    Cruz, Ted (TX)

  130. jbstonesfan
    August 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Link on Drudge to Paglia article on Hillary…you can guess the content.

    _________________

    Anyone think it’s time for some organized “Rapid Responding”, as we did in 2008?

  131. Camille Paglia is a outdated far left rambling relic that remians in the bin of history and she should stay there, she’s on the same level as Obama and Ayers, that is her ilk.

    Perhaps the question should be “Camille Palia, what has she ever done”?

  132. and Ft Hood ruling prosecution failed to prove premeditation [cuz Judge prohibited the evidence] and now thinking unpremeditated or … manslaughter.

    Shameless.
    ___________________________________

    I don’t like that Judge. 😡

  133. Guess it has not registered on the community organizers radar and has no political capital…..

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/21/white-house-spokesman-not-familiar-with-chris-lane-murder/

    Josh Earnest, principal deputy White House press secretary, said he was not familiar with the murder of Australian jogger Chris Lane during Wednesday’s White House briefing.

    When asked by Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry about the Chris Lane case, Earnest responded, “I’m not familiar with it, actually.”

    Henry explained the case in brief to Earnest looking for reaction to the Oklahoma shooting death of Lane at the hands of “bored” African-American teens who thought it would be “fun” to kill somebody.

  134. One of the teens charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in Duncan, Okla., previously posted anti-white statements on his Twitter feed.

    James Edwards, 15, Chancey Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 17, have all been charged as adults in Lane’s death. Lane, a 22 year-old student from Melbourne, was out for a jog last Friday evening when the three teens began following him in a car and shot him “just for the fun of it,” according to Duncan officials.

    Edwards and Luna are charged with first-degree murder while Jones is accused of using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and as an accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. Edwards and Luna are held without bond; Jones’ bond has been set at $1 million.

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/21/black-teen-who-murdered-australian-jogger-posted-racist-tweets/

  135. Update: Think we don’t know what we are talking about? You got the information you needed from us – well before today. What’s the news you ask? Sources: NBC worried about retaliation from Clintons over Hillary miniseries. Forget about that NBC/MSNBC crap. They can go straight to the place Tim Russert is at. The news is Hillary and Bill Clinton know the mini-series’ planned by Big Media will be hit jobs:

    “It’s a bit rich for [Chuck] Todd and [Andrea] Mitchell to cry foul now about their journalistic purity being contaminated by commercial and ideological considerations,” says independent TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall. “As if the MSNBC lineup where Todd and Mitchell ply their trade every day is not shared with activist ideologues such as Al Sharpton and Ed Schultz.”

    To that end, sources at NBC News say that it was not simply Republican ire that set the news division on edge. Rather, it was the specter of retaliation from the former first lady and secretary of state, who very well could be a leading 2016 presidential candidate. The Clintons’ penchant for grudges is legendary. And Hillary in 2008 threatened to boycott an MSNBC-sponsored debate over former anchor David Shuster’s comment that Chelsea Clinton had been “pimped out” for her mother’s campaign. Any scripted Clinton project almost certainly would include content objectionable to Bill and Hillary. “The Clintons are the ones to worry about,” says an NBC source. “Who needs those headaches?”

    We need a fair election in 2016 not one manipulated by Big Media. Big Media manipulation that “benefits” Hillary Clinton is as offensive as the Big Media manipulation that protected and fluffed pillows for Barack Obama.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton by now must know that Big Media will turn against them at some point. It’s already happening. The moment the DailyKooks and the left decide on their Stalinist candidate, Hillary Clinton will once again be under attack by the left and for the left. Big Media and the DailyKooks are allies. Big Media threatens our democracy. Big Media is the enemy.

    Republicans, Democrats, Independents, must realize we are not each other’s enemies- at worst we are ideological opponents deserving of a fair and clean electoral system in which to settle our disputes and the direction of the nation. Big Media is the enemy. Obama Dimocrats are allied with Big Media. Big Media is the enemy. Big Media is the enemy.

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  136. They will try but will not succeed this time in installing their far left idiot this time……Dean…meh, Klobuchar..meh, Booker…meh, McCaskill…..meh.

  137. re admin: Republicans, Democrats, Independents, must realize we are not each other’s enemies- at worst we are ideological opponents deserving of a fair and clean electoral system in which to settle our disputes and the direction of the nation. Big Media is the enemy.
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    Well-stated. Likely impossible to achieve. Shall we, individually or collectively, accept the challenge anyway?

  138. Admin

    “The Clintons are the ones to worry about,” says an NBC source.”

    ______________

    That’s the damn truth. I’m glad MSM realizes that the Clintons will fight back. And, so will Hillary’s supporters.

  139. Admin

    “Republicans, Democrats, Independents, must realize we are not each other’s enemies- at worst we are ideological opponents deserving of a fair and clean electoral system in which to settle our disputes and the direction of the nation. Big Media is the enemy”.

    ________________________

    Brilliant, well stated, and so true!

    I wish the people who dispensed political commentary recognized this fact. The Dem pundits and broadcasters don’t have to be as vigilant about verbally assault the Republicans – MSM takes care of that. Still, liberal talking heads and party players very frequently Slam their sworn enemies, identifying them as “Republican” or “Conservative”.

    But, Conservative radio broadcasters must say the words “Democrats” or “liberals” twenty times a sentence.

    If you filter out the nastiness and the “Us v. Them” mentality promoted by the radio and TV talking heads, frequently the points they make have merit. Their constant negative references to the other party and specific party players diminish the validity of their message, however.

  140. Lawmakers are apparently kept in the dark regarding NSA. Briefings either don’t occur, or provide too little information when they do.

    *********

    “Corker: Lawmakers learn more about NSA from newspaper than briefings”
    By Carlo Muñoz – 08/21/13 04:57 PM ET

    “Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is demanding a new round of briefings on U.S. domestic surveillance operations.

    “In a blistering critique of past briefings, Corker argued lawmakers learning more on the front page of the newspaper than behind closed doors with security officials.

    In a Wednesday letter to the White House, Corker said briefings by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, National Security Agency (NSA) chief Gen. Keith Alexander and others have not provided a full account of U.S. surveillance.

    Briefings have “generally been limited to simply discussing the facts underlying specific public disclosures” of domestic surveillance operations, he said.

    “As a result, members of Congress regularly read new revelations on the front pages of various newspapers,” Corker wrote.

    Lawmakers are “left to wonder why the prior briefings provided by [administration officials] did not cover the material contained in these [news] articles,” he added.

    A new briefing “should discuss the totality of NSA operations, including but not limited to those that have already been discussed publicly,” he wrote.

    Corker’s request comes the same day Clapper revealed that the NSA improperly spied on people in the United States with no connection to terrorism beginning in 2008.

    The NSA collected as many as many as 56,000 emails from Americans before the mistake was identified. Officials said the surveillance was inadvertent and that the agency ended it in 2011.”

    SNIP

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/318159-corker-calls-for-new-round-of-briefings-on-nsa-surveillance-#ixzz2cf5416db

  141. I frequently check out “The Moderate Voice”, hoping to find some moderate voices there, opining about politics. As yet, still hoping.

    I didn’t read all of the article linked below, but it was chock full of pics of KKK members, in standard white sheets. The author spared not an ounce of condemnation for those who alleged that the murder of the Australian ball player was racially motivated. I’m not sure how they came to know how the killers felt or what motivated them to kill this particular individual. I guess someone told them, or the killers assured them that race had nothing to do with their decision to kill another human being, who was obviously no threat to them. Much as Zimmerman claimed he was not a racist. Indeed, anyone who wanted to understand that Zimmerman was not motivated by race, had only to look at his record of activism on behalf of blacks, or listen to his friends and family.

    Again, the nasty double standard rears its ugly head. It’s getting more than a little tiresome.

    http://themoderatevoice.com/185735/enter-the-real-racists-masks-off/

  142. Update: Think we don’t know what we are talking about? You got the information you needed from us – well before today. What’s the news you ask? Sources: NBC worried about retaliation from Clintons over Hillary miniseries. Forget about that NBC/MSNBC crap. They can go straight to the place Tim Russert is at. The news is Hillary and Bill Clinton know the mini-series’ planned by Big Media will be hit jobs:
    ——————–
    Well then NBC (and CNN presumably) are really caught between a rock and a hard place. If for that reason, or any other reason, they decide NOT to air the Hillary series, they will look like they surrendered to the GOP–who has a track record of backing down to them in every other case. This will not be good for their reputation as . . . Tough guy Rence and tough guy Obama, are two of the biggest wimps on the planet. I think Putin enjoys beating him a little Barack before breakfast with a vodka chaser. The foreign policy implications are as nothing compared to the wonderful street theater. What is a messiah to do when he is no longer respected??? How will scribes of a future era worm his way out of this mess. Maybe a footnote that says first black president, and nothing more.

  143. A friend of mine took a cruise to Alaska last week and one of the passengers was a senior immigration official from Australia. They take a slightly different view of illegal immigration than Schumer does. In Australia, the send their illegal immigrants to New Guinea where they are held in indefinite detention. If they can prove that they will be subject to persecution if they are returned home, they let them stay in New Guinea for as long as their little hearts desire. But they do not give them sanctuary in Australia. Were they to do that, so the logic goes, then a billion Chinese would descent like locusts on their country, and they would lose their national identity.

    Tough as they are on the issue of immigration, they are not so tough on gun rights. They had a shooting with a handgun in Tasmania a few years ago, and their country banned hand guns. Hunting rifles are permitted, but only if you can prove that you are a wild game hunter. Therefore, it is not surprising that the father of the boy who was killed by the bored black whose conduct Jessee Jackson finds unacceptable, has called for a boycott of tourism with the US over our second amendment right to own guns. He fails to understand that if they were that bored then they would have used a knife, a rock, or a blunt object and the tragic result would have been no different.

  144. Daily caller reporting that one of the teens charged in the death of the Australian jogger has posted anti-white sentiments on twitter.

    “One of the teens charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in Duncan, Okla., previously posted anti-white statements on his Twitter feed”.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/21/black-teen-who-murdered-australian-jogger-posted-racist-tweets/#ixzz2cfkhwzMr

  145. Big Brother cops crush push to impeach

    Thousands of Americans have participated in numerous Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment rallies across the nation over the past few weeks – and now there’s word of several arrests and police intimidation of citizens who peacefully protest on public walkways.

    WND reported that Americans were staging protests on freeway overpasses and calling for Obama’s impeachment when the movement first launched.

    Now, police have responded to some protest sites after reports of profanity and items being thrown from overpasses. Protester and organizer Lisa Zimmerman said none of these claims have been substantiated, and there is a concerted effort to shut the protests down. In two separate incidents, three overpass protesters have been arrested.

    At a rally west of St. Louis, Mo., Mark Messmer and Duane Weed were arrested. The incident was caught on a YouTube video that’s racking up about 50,000 views per day.

    As seen in the video posted online, the protesters, while standing on a public sidewalk, asked repeatedly what law they were breaking and why they were being asked to leave.

    One officer can be heard saying, “I’ve been polite and asked you to leave the overpass.”

    Another officer can then be heard saying, “Can you come with me? Do you recognize I am a peace officer? I’ve asked you and told you that you needed to leave.”

    One protester asked, “Are we breaking a law here? What law am I breaking?”

    Officer Jensen spoke up, “Failure to comply with the highway patrol. I’ve given you two chances. Third time, I’m going to arrest you.”

    Continue @
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/big-brother-cops-crush-push-to-impeach/

  146. [Caveats: 1) Serious message injected/humor; hope you enjoy it as I did. 2) Is anyone certain all 3 of these perps are black? Judging by pictures, I am not.]

    Breaking: Obama Has 3 More Sons
    The three black teens who killed the Aussie baseball player because “they were bored” are awaiting the paternity test results. Maury: “Barack Obama…you ARE the father!” Barack Obama is the father of the racial hatred that has spread across this country, and guilty whites don’t want to admit it. If Obama had a son, he would have hundreds of thousands of vicious, brutal sons. And like their “father,” Obama’s sons hate white people. Obama is unquestionably the most racially divisive president in history, even worse than his racist Democrat peers of the past. In one statement admitting that most people who disagree with him are not racists, but REALISTS, Obama could ease all racial tension. A modern-day version of the Civil War is being waged, and Obama adds fuel to the war fires. He has had ample opportunity to stop the insane calls of racism in a country that has a black president, more black millionaires, more black businesses, and more opportunities for blacks than anywhere on the planet. Don’t let the EVIDENCE get in the way of the Leftist meme. Anybody think Obama will speak out against this type of unnecessary violence being perpetrated by black teens all over the country, using this most recent death of the Australian visitor to our country as an example? Will Obama warn black teens that they too will be held accountable for their actions, and they need to get some “home training?”
    Read the rest of this Liberty Alliance article here: http://libertyalliance.com/2013/08/breaking-obama-has-3-more-sons/

  147. One thing here that gets me upset is the final allegation. The U.S. does NOT have to obtain approval from the UN for anything! The United States has a Constitution!
    ===

    Obama DOJ Asks Court to Grant Immunity to George W. Bush For Iraq War
    n court papers filed today (PDF), the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law.

    Plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, filed a complaint in March 2013 in San Francisco federal court alleging that the planning and waging of the war constituted a “crime of aggression” against Iraq, a legal theory that was used by the Nuremberg Tribunal to convict Nazi war criminals after World War II.

    “The DOJ claims that in planning and waging the Iraq War, ex-President Bush and key members of his Administration were acting within the legitimate scope of their employment and are thus immune from suit,” chief counsel Inder Comar of Comar Law said.

    The “Westfall Act certification,” submitted pursuant to the Westfall Act of 1988, permits the Attorney General, at his or her discretion, to substitute the United States as the defendant and essentially grant absolute immunity to government employees for actions taken within the scope of their employment.

    In her lawsuit, Saleh alleges that:

    – Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz began planning the Iraq War in 1998 through their involvement with the “Project for the New American Century,” a Washington DC non-profit that advocated for the military overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

    – Once they came to power, Saleh alleges that Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz convinced other Bush officials to invade Iraq by using 9/11 as an excuse to mislead and scare the American public into supporting a war.

    – Finally, she claims that the United States failed to obtain United Nations approval prior to the invasion, rendering the invasion illegal and an act of impermissible aggression.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-doj-asks-court-to-grant-immunity-to-george-w-bush-for-iraq-war/5346637

  148. After the reprehensible Fort Hood Judge Tara Osborne’s refusal to allow prosecutors to see ANY evidence related to premeditation, thus eliminating the possibility of severe punishment, this is a stunning turn of events:
    Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) — An Army psychiatrist defending himself against charges that he targeted soldiers in a massacre at Fort Hood argued against allowing a jury to consider lesser charges, telling the court the attack was not carried out in the heat of sudden passion.
    SNIP The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, told the prosecutors and Hasan she would take their arguments into consideration as she drew up the instructions. SNIP
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/22/justice/nidal-hasan-court-martial-closing/

  149. Obama DOJ Asks Court to Grant Immunity to George W. Bush For Iraq War
    n court papers filed today (PDF), the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law.
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    The uniparty at work.

    This should play hell with his anti war leftist anti American base.

    No. I am wrong. They will turn the other cheek.

    And so will he.

    And they will kiss it.

  150. At a rally west of St. Louis, Mo., Mark Messmer and Duane Weed were arrested.
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    The prosecutors in St. Louis are corrupt. If you will recall, prior to the 2010 mid term, they established so called Truth Squads to support Obamacare, and to correct false claims. Their actions in this respect were in violation of Federal Law. And then, when Harry Reid’s ex aide, and by then Deputy Attorney General, and later Obama campaign chairman–quite an impressive resume for this young Dameon, barely old enough to shave, ugly as hell if you have ever seen a picture, sends SEIU thugs into a town hall rally to bust things up, and they end up beating the hell out of a black conservative, who thereafter sues and the thugs are allowed to walk. That is St. Louis for you. In colonial times, it was a lawless river town, and it has not changed in that respect one iota, save the fact that there are now more thugs, and they march under the OFA banner. Communists. Progressives? Hardly. Not unless you call the gulag progressive.

  151. From within admin’s post: THE ENEMY IS BIG MEDIA.
    ———————-
    Now they foil our efforts by airing something, then not having what was broadcast available to use as documentation. That’s what The Enemy is doing now. I caught two beauties twice within the 5 AM hour & took pretty good notes. I wanted to Tweet that video, but clicking on station’s link 90 minutes later, does nothing. Searching around brings up another clip without the two “sweet” interviews. One of Tracy Reckus, college student age unknown, but possibly 30-something, who welcomes the news of relief Obama is bringing to Scranton for she has “many many many many” high interest student loans and that is prohibiting the poor thing from completing her degree. Then there was Anthony Fierro senior citizen who said this when Sharon Gaeta put the mike near him: “In my time, we had discretionary money in our pocket. Not like today: Obama. No Cash. No Hope.”
    %%%
    Wish someone who photoshops things would do Judge Tara as wbb portrays. 🙂

  152. holdthemaccountable
    August 22, 2013 at 8:17 am

    From within admin’s post: THE ENEMY IS BIG MEDIA
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    The Seattle Times is a PERFECT example of what you are talking about. They are 100% an Obama mouthpiece, and whether their biased views have shaped the distorted politics of this city, or the distorted politics of this city have shaped their biased views is like the question which came first, the chicken or the egg.

    Sounds like a question that only a community organizer and no show editor of the Harvard Law Review could answer with finality. Besides being black, Obama holds the further distinction of being the editor of that journal, and never publishing an article in it. If that does not convince us that the fix was in–the Saudi fix to be specific–they have two chairs at Harvard and have a major endowment, well then nothing will.

    The front page headline above the fold with artists rendering was NOT of the Fort Hood trial, where a deranged Muslim killed over a dozen US troops. They have already dismissed that incident as a simple case of workplace violence and nothing more about it is ever said. The front page headline above the fold with artists rendering is of the trial of the Afghan soldier, the effort was to portray him as Lieutenant Cauley, and the text read Confronting his Victims.

    The editor of this useless newspaper–Frank Blethan is a third generation scion of the Blethan family who has a track record of such nonsense going back to the 19th century, when the founder protected corruption on the waterfront and the police of that era, against the efforts of a crusading King County Prosecutor (George Vanderveer), whom they lied, planted false stories, and defamed with reckless abandon. The record of their treachery and violation of the public interest is recounted in the seminal book of his life entitled “Counsel for the Damned”.

    Which just goes to show that Justice Holmes got it about right when in the opening line of a mandatory sterilization case he said: Three generations of idiots is enough!

    If I have said this before about the Seattle Times, then I must say it again, because it bears repeating.

  153. wbboei

    “The front page headline above the fold with artists rendering was NOT of the Fort Hood trial, where a deranged Muslim killed over a dozen US troops. They have already dismissed that incident as a simple case of workplace violence and nothing more about it is ever said. The front page headline above the fold with artists rendering is of the trial of the Afghan soldier, the effort was to portray him as Lieutenant Cauley, and the text read Confronting his Victims”.

    _________________________

    It’s truly beyond belief that any US publication or other media would choose to ignore the truth about Hasan’s heinous actions. They have instead, followed the lead of the president, who could not care less about these United States, and chosen to treat the incident as just another random act of violence by some poor, deranged soul. Hasan was a terrorist. Period.

    The fact that this was swept under the rug as it was is unsettling and telling. The fact that our elected officials have had little to say about this, is downright frightening.

  154. Looks like our man Obama has found a new way to stimulate this economy . LOLOLOL
    Hundreds Selling President Obama Tickets on Craigslist
    Updated Aug 21, 2013 at 6:42 PM EDT
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Craigslist is flooded with people selling their tickets to see President Obama Thursday.
    Almost immediately after the free tickets were given out and the UB lottery winners were chosen, ads began popping up online.
    On Craigslist, one person offered to sell their ticket Tuesday for $250 dollars, but then on Wednesday, the price jumped to $350.
    There are also ads from people without tickets, offering hundreds of dollars for a chance to see the President in person.
    However, the ticket clearly states it cannot be resold.
    We spoke to lawyers who say selling the free ticket online is prohibited.
    On Wednesday, warnings have been popping up on Craigslist.The message states that Police are posing as buyers, meeting with sellers, confiscating the presidential ticket, and issuing a criminal ticket.
    http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/Hundreds-Selling-President-Obama-Tickets-on-Craigslist-220582611.html

  155. wbb and free: The heinous irony is that Hasan, in wanting to ensure his permanent state as a martyr, rejects the lesser charges. He may wind up being the one who makes it “right” in the eyes of ordinary people’s sense of justice. It is that CNN piece I posted at 7:14 this morning.
    In other aspects of the case, I personally was pleased yesterday to note that @AnnaWernerCBS had chosen to follow me. She is in attendance at the trial although it is hard to tell from this side of my tv set that CBS has anyone there. Through that process,I also connected with @FtHoodShootings which tweeted these two messages an hour or so ago.

    Judge Osborn’s instructions to the jury are expected to be extensive and possibly take hours
    Jurors will have a mountain of evidence and 45 individual counts to sort through, but also an admission of guilt from #Hasan.

    Don’t know if any are interested in this much detail, so will end with presenting a “star” to local WPIX tv who announced the CNN piece on its crawl this morning. A sorry state of affairs to be sure. I guess just like Congress and all of DC, media convinces itself that anything is OK.

  156. Now in spammy. Essence of that comment is: wbb and free: The heinous irony is that Hasan, in wanting to ensure his permanent state as a martyr, rejects the lesser charges. He may wind up being the one who makes it “right” in the eyes of ordinary people’s sense of justice. It is that CNN piece I posted at 7:14 this morning.

    rest was personal ramblings. No big loss, admin.

  157. Former Hasan Attorney Speaks Out On Fort Hood Shooting Trial
    Posted: Aug 21, 2013 4:40 PM PDT
    FORT HOOD – The former attorney for accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan is speaking out about why he believes Hasan chose not to present a defense during his court martial. John Galligan has been an advisor to Hasan throughout the duration of the court martial after briefly serving as his attorney before Hasan chose to represent himself. Galligan says that because Judge Colonel Tara Osborn prohibited Hasan from using certain pieces of evidence and arguing what he believed was a defense, he isn’t surprised that Hasan rested his case in a matter of seconds. “HER DETERMINATION, I THINK, VIOLATED HIS SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO PRESENT A DEFENSE, and I think ultimately the decision is whether or not his conduct did or did not fall under an affirmative and I think that’s something that should’ve went to the jury not the judge,” Galligan said. “So, I don’t believe he was able to present a defense, and I’m not surprised that he rested the way he did.”
    Galligan also says that he feels one of the biggest points that has yet to come across throughout the court martial is what could’ve been done to stop the Fort Hood tragedy from happening. “Technically there’s two trials going on in that court room,” Galligan said. “One of them is, yes United States vs. Maj. Hasan, but the Army is on trial because the Army – and this isn’t just me, this is victims, senior senators, local congressmen have concluded as well, the Fort Hood tragedy of November 5th 2009 could’ve been prevented.”Galligan also says that he doesn’t believe Hasan will provide anything in terms of a closing argument from the defense or a statement during the sentencing phase if convicted.
    http://www.kxxv.com/story/23223922/former-hasan-attorney-speaks-out-on-fort-hood-shooting-trial

  158. This guy needs to be fired. 😡

    The White House’s deputy press secretary today downplayed Muslim attacks on Christians in Egypt, joking about the savagery that has left at least six Christians dead.

    Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News’ correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a “red line” beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians.

    “Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today,” Earnest joked.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/21/white-house-spokesman-jokes-about-islamic-attacks-on-christian-churches-in-egypt/#ixzz2chqmvvCm

  159. Foxy, his last name, Earnest, could be a cruel joke. Got a sassy mouth, he does. red pen. Is he filling in or the new one?

  160. Bradley Manning received a 35-year prison sentence on Wednesday, punishment for leaking troves of classified intelligence to the website WikiLeaks in 2010. The former Army private first class faced a maximum of 90 years in prison, and the prosecution was pushing aggressively for at least 60 years, meaning the final outcome was less harsh than it could have been.

    But supporters of Manning — who has maintained that his actions were driven by his desire to expose brutality and wrongdoing being carried out by America’s military and diplomatic corps — argued that he deserves to be pardoned for his part in the revelations. Anti-war activists and civil libertarians have also commended Manning for his part in the leaks, saying that he helped accelerate the drawing down of U.S. military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan and provided important fodder for the Arab revolutions in 2010 and 2011.

    Was the judge’s sentence overly harsh? Does Manning deserve to be jailed at all? Below, take a look at how his 35-year sentence stacks up to those handed out to other criminals, many of whose crimes were arguably more severe than Manning’s.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/shorter-sentences-than-bradley-manning_n_3789754.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037

  161. Glenn Beck to Obama, McCain, Soros: The blood of Egypt’s Christians ‘is on your hands’

    The Muslim Brotherhood is waging a violent jihad in Egypt, attacking, looting and burning dozens of Christian churches, schools and businesses to the ground. Islamists reportedly paraded nuns through the streets like “prisoners of war” after a Franciscan school was attacked. The death toll continues to rise.

    Meanwhile, Egyptian Christians are praying for their “extremist brothers.”

    In a segment that aired on Wednesday, Glenn Beck implored viewers to stand with the the Christians of Egypt against Muslim Brotherhood persecution. Watch the whole thing.

    http://twitchy.com/2013/08/22/glenn-beck-to-obama-mccain-soros-the-blood-of-egypts-christians-is-on-your-hands/

  162. And apparently this motto pertains to their own members, whether they like it or not.

    With the Nampa school district facing budget shortfalls, many teachers generously volunteered to take a number of unpaid furlough days during the 2012-13 school year, according to the NewsTimes.

    But the local teachers union, the Nampa Education Association, took exception to the fact that the district bypassed the union and came to the agreement directly with the teachers.

    http://eagnews.org/teachers-were-willing-to-sacrifice-for-students-but-their-union-got-in-the-way/

  163. Something to be aware of. This is the perspective FOX viewers are being exposed to. Notice their assumption that the story NBC is preparing to air re. Hillary is a puff piece. Recent comments however suggest the opposite. Either way, the opposition research against Christie–and Booker needs to begin. (P.S. forget about the tone. Better to analyze it, so you can rebut it when it gets thrown back at you.
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    Ready for Hillary? You sure?

    Chris Stirewalt

    By Chris Stirewalt
    Published August 22, 2013
    FoxNews.com
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    The name of the political action committee laying the groundwork for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy is instructive. It’s called Ready for Hillary, as in “we’re ready.”

    We already know she’s ready. Hillary’s readiness to be president hasn’t been in doubt for about two decades. All of the stories that ponder whether she will run as some kind of mystery ignore the fact that she has been trying for the top job since before she rolled out of Little Rock. Hillary auditioned to be co-president with her husband in 1992 and first publicly flirted with a run of her own 14 years ago. Oh, she’s ready, alright.

    But are Democrats? Are voters?

    Ready for Hillary is not so much a super PAC as a vehicle for public contrition. It is populated by politicos like Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who backed or worked for then-Sen. Barack Obama instead of Clinton in 2008. They wanted Obama, the hopeful, shamanistic and transcendent and not Hillary, the inevitable, obligatory and prescribed.

    But now, having had their fun, they’re prepared to do their duty. And having seen hope turn into frustration, perhaps a little wiser, too. So they step forward and on bended knee say that now, they are ready for Hillary. They weren’t before. But now, expectations lowered, they can take it.

    “Ready for Hillary,” they say through gritted teeth, like they are about to open their credit card statements.

    How Hillary views these acts of obeisance remains unclear. The House of Clinton holds grudges, to be sure, but dispensations are always available for useful friends. But does the once and future frontrunner particularly want or need their help? Heaven knows that the Clintons can raise money – jumbo jet loads of the stuff. One supposes Huma Abedin or some other retainer could quickly launch a super-dooper super Pac with little trouble.

    And every Democrat is clamoring to get aboard the SS Hillary before it leaves port, so it’s not like an endorsement from another red state Democrat or some Obama tech guys is going to make the difference. (Hillary is no doubt far more interested in whether Corey Booker is ready than if McCaskill is.)

    Remember “vulture capitalism” and “vampire?”

    Hillary is giving speeches to private equity firms, the same kinds of operations that Team Obama torched whilst attacking Mitt Romney in 2012. Remember “vulture capitalism” and “vampire?” She is already Oprah rich from her husband’s post-presidential exploits, so why is Clinton hanging out with KKR and Carlyle Group? The honoraria maybe, but more likely the fact that she will want the money men lined up squarely behind her primary and general election runs.

    Democrats may cringe, but Hillary is taking no chances. If she needs to spend $2 billion, so be it. She’s not getting caught napping again.

    Romney’s experience should be enlightening to Hillary, though. Aside from his suffering as a slow-moving, large target as primary frontrunner, he also showed the dangers of medicinal candidacies.

    The 2012 Republican nominee dealt with his primary rivals and the incumbent president as well-intentioned but misguided. Romney tried to show forbearance for their wrongheadedness and expressed a belief that voters would eventually do the right thing and be sensible. Republicans did all they could do to resist, but eventually gave in. The general electorate, which seemed to agree with Romney about the president’s abilities and policies, couldn’t summon itself to act.

    When Romney and running mate Paul Ryan crisscrossed the nation telling voters it was time to take their medicine – to endure cuts and get off the Hopium – Obama was offering a painless solution (for all but 1 percent of the country). We know how that turned out.

    Many Democrats believe Hillary is owed the nomination and the presidency and assume that Americans after a bedraggling decade will be ready to be sobersided and sensible. That America is now ready – braced, even – for her ascension to the pinnacle of power.

    But neither all of the private equity money in the world nor every Fluffernutter of a puff piece NBC can do will can make Americans ready for what they don’t want. And if they don’t want Hillary, any alternative can start looking pretty good.

    Chris Stirewalt is digital politics editor for Fox News, and his POWER PLAY column appears Monday-Friday on FoxNews.com. Catch Chris Live online daily at 11:30amET at http:live.foxnews.com.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/22/ready-for-hillary-sure/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29#ixzz2ciN4hyoW

  164. Hasan makes no closing statement; the jury is at lunch and returns In an hour and 10 minutes to begin deliberations.

  165. Leanora
    August 22, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Obama DOJ Asks Court to Grant Immunity to George W. Bush For Iraq War

    AFTER ALL THAT SHIT IN THE CAMPAIGN ABOUT HOW BAD BUSHWAS FOR GOING TO WAR, NOW HE DEFENDS HIM?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? UN-FRIGGIN-BELIEVABLE!!!!!!!

    ASSHAT!!!!!

    Hillary 2016

  166. An affiliate of al Qaeda in Syria has sent a stark warning to aid workers from the West who try to enter the chaotic country: You risk kidnapping or killing.

    The directive came from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, or ISIS, a unit of al Qaeda on the ground in Syria. CBS said the message is a clear warning to aid workers from the United States to watch their backs while in the country.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/22/al-qaeda-syria-warns-western-aid-workers-well-kill/#ixzz2cjSxkG2n
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  167. foxyladi14
    August 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    An affiliate of al Qaeda in Syria has sent a stark warning to aid workers from the West who try to enter the chaotic country: You risk kidnapping or killing.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/22/al-qaeda-syria-warns-western-aid-workers-well-kill/#ixzz2cjSxkG2n

    But how can that be? Isn’t al Qaeda’s central command decimated? Isn’t their ability to coordinated and command complex attacks severely impaired? I thought the war on terror was won?

    Asshats.

    Hillary 2016

  168. DHS employee spends spare time promoting race war against ‘whites’
    8/22/13/
    ..Ayo Kimathi, who calls himself the “Irritated Genie,” told his supervisors that the website was set up to sell concert and lecture videos. But the report showed the site’s content strayed far beyond concert promotion, warning about a coming race war. His website, “War on the Horizon,” declares, “in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our Christian hearts can possibly count,” the Alabama-based SPLC said in its report. One of Kimathi’s former supervisors at DHS told SPLC’s Hatewatch that, “Everybody is the office is afraid of him,” and that his co-workers are “afraid he will come in with a gun and someday go postal.” The supervisor, who was not named, continued, “I am astounded he’s employed by the federal government, let alone Homeland Security.”
    Kimathi, who works for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is a division of DHS, reportedly got the go-ahead from the government to create and maintain his website. That’s because as a law enforcement agency employee, he is required to get permission in writing if he engages in outside activities which includes everything from working a second job to volunteering.

    SNIP IT IS NOT KNOWN WHAT DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, IF ANY, WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST KIMATHI. SNIP
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/22/dhs-employee-spends-spare-time-promoting-race-war-against-whites

  169. People are leaving my state in droves!
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    New York Has Lost Nearly $50 Billion Due to Residents Leaving for Lower-Tax States

    Hard to argue that higher taxes generate greater revenue, when taxpayers are leaving the Empire State in droves.

    In February, we cited a report that ranked New York as having the fourth highest percentage of outbound migration in the country. It isn’t enough that New York is the liberal policy cesspool that it is, but it is also bringing neighboring states down with it. New Jersey ranked first, but New York was given some credit for that as well.

    Now we’re seeing the effects of that migration on the state economy.

    Via the Times Union:

    The story of people fleeing the Empire State for warmer and lower-tax states is an old one.

    But a new study shows how New York escapees are also taking their money with them when they leave.

    When it comes to the out-migration of income, New York leads the nation by a wide margin.

    The Empire State saw a staggering $45.6 billion in income leave for other states between 2000 and 2010, according to a study by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research group. The loss outpaced even California, which lost $29.4 billion, and Illinois, where $20.4 billion was lost over the same 10-year period.

    http://menrec.com/new-york-has-lost-nearly-50-billion-due-to-residents-leaving-for-lower-tax-states/

  170. “The filing of endless litigation in an effort to obstruct the will of the people of Texas is what we have come to expect from Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama. We will continue to defend the integrity of our elections against this administration’s blatant disregard for the 10th Amendment

    http://bit.ly/14I5KhL

  171. Liberals’ Obsession with Ted Cruz Rooted In Anger over His Betrayal of His Class
    —Ace

    He rose to the top of the New Class — but he is most decidedly not of the New Class. He rejects their tribal signifiers and shibboleths, which are chiefly expressed through taste in politics, and thus rejects them.

    By denying the thing that grants them worth — their aristocratic tastes — he denies their worth.

    And they’re rather pissy about it.

    Henry Adams said that politics is the systematic organization of hatreds. For the left, over the past year it has seemed at times to be the systematic organization of hatred of Ted Cruz.

    Cruz is different — a Princeton and Harvard man who not only matriculated at those fine institutions but excelled at them. Champion debater at Princeton. Magna cum laude graduate at Harvard. Supreme Court clerkship, on the way to Texas solicitor general and dozens of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Cruz is from the intellectual elite, but not of it, a tea party conservative whose politics are considered gauche at best at the storied universities where he studied. He is, to borrow the words of the 2009 H.W. Brands biography of FDR, a traitor to his class.

    Democrats and liberal pundits would surely dislike Cruz no matter where he went to school, but his pedigree adds an extra element of shocked disbelief to the disdain. “Princeton and Harvard should be disgraced,” former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell exclaimed on MSNBC, as if graduating a constitutionalist conservative who rises to national prominence is a violation of the schools’ mission statements.

    It almost is. Princeton and Harvard aren’t quite the École Nationale d’Administration, the French school that trains that country’s political class, but they are close.

    In a Washington Post column a year ago, Dana Milbank noted Cruz’s schooling and concluded almost entirely on that basis that his tea party politics must be a put-on, that he is, underneath it all, an “intellectually curious, liberal-arts conservative.” Note the insulting assumption that an interest in books and ideas automatically immunizes someone from a certain kind of conservative politics.

  172. One of the saddest things you will ever read…Thank you racist in chief… but but but… if I had a son he would look like one of these scum, or the scum that killed the young Australian…

    The media are the enemy, they omit when it doesn’t fit their narrative and lie when it does.

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    WWII vet, beaten by teens outside Eagles Lodge, dies
    Author: Ian Cull, KXLY4 Multimedia Journalist, ianc@kxly.com
    Rob Kauder, Internet Content Manager, robk@kxly.com
    Published On: Aug 22 2013 07:53:50 AM PDT Updated On: Aug 22 2013 07:03:38 PM PDT
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    Delbert Belton
    SPOKANE, Wash. –
    WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.

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    Video: WWII vet, beaten by teens outside Eagles Lodge, dies
    Belton, 88, succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

    Witnesses say Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at 6410 N. Lidgerwood, adjacent to the Eagles Ice-A-Rena, around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the two male suspects attacked him as he was about to head inside to play pool.

    Police responded with K-9s to track the suspects’ scent but were not able to locate them.

    “It does appear random. He was in the parking lot, it appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication that he would have known these people prior to the assault,” Spokane Police Major Crimes Detective Lieutenant Mark Griffiths said.

    Belton died from his injuries Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

    “Shorty,” as he was known by his friends at the Eagles Lodge, served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII and was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa. He went on to work at Kaiser Aluminum at the company’s Trentwood plant for more than 30 years. Belton’s wife passed away several years ago.

    He loved playing pool, even though he claimed he was no good at it and had been a member of the Eagles Lodge for the last four months. In addition to playing pool he loved working on cars.

    Shorty was Ted Denison’s best friend of 23 years; the two played pool occasionally and worked on cars daily.

    “He was always there for me when I needed him,” Denison said. “We’d joke back and forth. We were always having fun, some sort of fun.”

    He was the kind of nice old man who’d become your friend in minutes.

    “Probably every time I come into town, he’d have a project for me to do,” Denison said. “I thought of him more as a dad than I did a friend really.”

    Now, with the suspects still at large and the Spokane Police Department working to track them down, Shorty’s friends are hoping for justice.

    “I don’t understand how somebody could do this. I really don’t,” Denison said.

    Spokane police are looking for two male suspects in the attack. They said the suspects are African Americans between 16 and 19 years old. One suspect was described as heavy set and wearing all black clothing. The other was described as being about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. There was no description of what clothing the second suspect was wearing other than a silk do-rag.

    Police investigating the deadly attack on Belton have also obtained surveillance footage from the scene. Click this link to see still images of the two suspects in the attack.

  173. He rose to the top of the New Class — but he is most decidedly not of the New Class. He rejects their tribal signifiers and shibboleths, which are chiefly expressed through taste in politics, and thus rejects them.
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    Gonzo–this is EXACTLY what I have said about him. That is why he MUST be supported. The elites who are after him are burying the American People. They do not want a middle class. A middle class is a threat to them. They want a nation of serfs, and they want the means to control them. Cruz rejects their bullshit, their false nobless oblige, their pecking order. To any intelligent human being these people live in a dungeon. They do not know what freedom is. And the only lasting enjoyment they get from life is in oppressing others so they can feel superior.

  174. Spokane police are looking for two male suspects in the attack. They said the suspects are African Americans between 16 and 19 years old.
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    He was old, he was defenseless and he was white.

    To the liberal apologists who want to take away the guns of law abiding citizens, this case proves two things

    First, thugs do not need guns to kill

    Second, take the guns away from law abiding citizens and there will be more killing.

    Third, he survived Okinawa (where 12,500 Americans were either killed or missing) only to die like this.

    Tell the liberals, if you don’t like guns, then don’t have one.

    Who is to blame for this killing spree of white?

    One man: Obama. Rather than heal to racial rift, he has exploited it for his own advantage.

    These are racial hate crimes, but Holder refuses to treat them as such.

  175. foxyladi14
    August 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm
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    That wild eyed Cruz hater really got his ass handed to him by the Hammer.

    I do not think the Cruz hater realized the egg on his face which was 50% or more self inflicted.

  176. Liberals’ Obsession with Ted Cruz Rooted In Anger over His Betrayal of His Class
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    Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius

    Translation: Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first make angry.

  177. wbboei
    August 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Yup on Cruz! He’s my new crush.
    **************

    I am soooo sadden about the 88 y/o HERO. I am speechless.

    These so called youths need to have their he*ds displayed.

  178. It takes a special brand of cowardice to enable two healthy, fit teen boys to gang up on an 89 year old man. These soulless assholes were obviously not looking for a challenge – a contest of strength and skill to prove their sparring prowess. They found an easy mark, an old, unsuspecting man who could not have defended himself against even one of them. When someone is deranged enough to kill a defenseless, elderly man, or mean enough, or just hate-filled enough, you have to wonder if there’s any hope that they can be rehabilitated.

    I’m sure the media has already begun to do damage control and to run interference for Barack and Eric. They will claim no racial motivation. Not a hate crime. No doubt they’ll respond as they have in the case of the Australian baseball player, and declare that the case should absolutely not be compared to the Trayvon Martin case. And, by the time they are done spinning, they will have created an even greater racial divide.

    The words the media lowlifes use with such carelessness, words in which there may be only a grain of truth, if that, are taken literally and very seriously by many people in this country. The incomplete and inaccurate stories spun by media in order to shape opinion and to support a political agenda have the desired effect. People believe them. And when the sick and distorted reports, repeated 24 hours a day for two or three weeks incite bitterness and hatred, people act on those feelings.

    The media, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson and the other race-baiters need to ask themselves if their responses to the death of Trayvon Martin, and their repeated condemnation of Zimmerman (whom they convinced people was a white racist) were in part, responsible for this 89 year old man’s death.

  179. Australians calling for boycott of US. Yea, way to piss off one of our closest allies.

    My heart aches for his girlfriend.

  180. If this case of Delbert Belton, if nothing rouses the public to start speaking of the 2 faced commentary where black kids are free to kill white people with media impugnity while every black kid that dies by a white persons actions is a saint. There I said it, the big fat white elephant in the room.

  181. I think is going to have to start going back to basics and start implementing strict zero tolerence right across the nation and start removing these blights from all sides of society, its at the tipping point of life being worthless until we instill morals and discpline back into the younger generation, you will always have bad eggs the lack of generational discpline is out of control and i swear its to do with the culture surrounding what they are being fed on a daily basis by big media.

  182. Obama Bankrolled Attack On The Benghazi Consulate

    It has been widely reported in Egyptian media that one of the leaders in the attack against the Benghazi consulate on September 11, 2012 was Mohsen Al-Azazi.

    According to Ahmed Moussa, a former high ranking intelligence official with the Egyptian government and several other sources, Al-Azazi’s passport was found in the house of Khairat Al-Shater, the Number Two man in the Muslim Brotherhood hierarchy, now under house arrest in Egypt by the Egyptian military. Al-Azazi has been implicated as the actual assassin of Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

    But this is only the beginning of a blockbuster story.

    Cont’d:
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-bankrolled-attack-on-the-benghazi-consulate/

  183. Actually Leanora, from someone who watched AJ for years, it actually shows all sides of the story warts and all and not just one side, it actually does proper journalism unlike nbc, cnn and the rest. It does not censor videos or edit but shows it as it was.

    Sur a lot of people have problems with AJ but in reality itshows proper news.

  184. Case of #FtHood massacre in hands of military jury – CBS News Video http://www DOT cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50153526n … @AnnaWerner on @CBSEveningNews 8/22/13.

  185. Anna Werner, mentioned above, did a very nice job reporting. I see later CBS videos were handed off to mo impotant/sarc AKA higher ups like McGinnis (Cynthia?). Same roolz apply just about everywhere.

  186. BTW Barack the clown’s fav plane came to Scranton ahead of him. According to local tee vee which is thrilled to devote a lot of Friday to him, AF One flew in ahead of POTUS and did a flyover above Lackawanna College where he will speak today at 5 PM.

  187. I noticed the GA school shooting story had an extended shelf life as far as TV concerned. Turns out Barry took time from his busy school tour to make a call. No need to ask color of perp.
    Obama phones Ga. woman credited with stopping gunman
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. President Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions.
    Antoinette Tuff talked 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill into surrendering after he prompted a lockdown at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga. Tuesday.
    Ga. school shooting first responder: We knew we had a “serious situation”
    Michael Brandon Hill packing nearly 500 rounds at Georgia elementary school
    The White House says Obama spoke with Tuff on Thursday while in New York, where he is on an education-focused bus trip.
    The White House says the president praised Tuff for the courage she displayed earlier this week while talking to a gunman who entered the school where she works…
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57599807/obama-phones-ga-woman-credited-with-stopping-gunman/

  188. That wild eyed Cruz hater really got his ass handed to him by the Hammer.

    I do not think the Cruz hater realized the egg on his face which was 50% or more self inflicted.

    ———-
    Another thought on the wild eyed leftist who kept saying that Cruz knuckled under by renouncing his dual citizenship so he could be an American citizen only, since his is an American elected official, after the Hammer explained to him why this was a wise move, both from an historical, political and pragmatic standpoint, he continues on in that expensive suit and plastic grin robotically repeating the same empty position he he began with, making no effort to answer, much less rebut the devastating counter argument. The gas tank on his demented brain read empty. This is the typical response of the leftist once they have run through a mechanical recitation of talking points.

  189. Leanora
    August 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

    This reads like a Stephen King novel, but it’s not. It’s Detroit!
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  190. John Boehner Is Scared Conservatives Are Gaining Momentum

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | August 22nd, 2013 at 12:12 PM | 49

    RESIZE: AAA

    John Boehner is scared conservatives are beginning to gain traction on the issue of defunding Obamacare. How do I know?

    David Winston is rigging a poll to get some desired results.

    Winston is a John Boehner adviser and his preferred pollster. In fact, internally, some Republicans grouse that Beohner uses Winston to direct his lead on issues instead of just . . . well, you know. . . leading.

    Check out David Winston’s poll question.

    In a national survey of 1,000 registered voters done July 31 and August 1, the question, from pollster David Winston, said, “Some members of Congress have proposed shutting down the government as a way to defund the president’s health care law” and asked respondents whether they favored or opposed that plan.

    Ted Cruz has not proposed shutting down the government.

    Mike Lee has not proposed shutting down the government.

    Congressman Meadows has not proposed shutting down the government.

    In fact, everyone who supports defunding Obamacare has been very clear that they’ll vote for a continuing resolution, just not for Obamacare funding. If the government shuts down over that, it would be Barack Obama insisting his health care plan nobody wants gets funded.

    The GOP Leaders have placed themselves in a no-win situation. It is not of conservative doing. They have refused to fight on Obamacare despite rhetoric otherwise and then gone out and pre-emptively spun against themselves any government shutdown.

    This is all John Boehner’s doing. And, like his debt ceiling deal, it will probably blow up in his face.

  191. Gonzo, and anyone else who is interested, here is a video on the big thinker of the conservative movement, discussing his new book entitled The Liberty Amendments. I happen to be reading a book called James Madison and The Making of America, which ties in well with everything Levin says in the Liberty Amendments. The ruling class in this country has been at the business of stripping away rights from the people and states for a century now, but today that effort is accelerating at an alarming rate. The end result is what we see in Detroit, which Lenora refers to above. Something that cannot go on forever will not go on forever, and when it does collapse a new politics will emerge. Rather than give up any of its power, the ruling class is determined to destroy anyone who questions the fairness of the status quo, and where this ship of fools is taking us. We should have a say in our future, and these Harvard elites do not intend to give us one because they know that they know best. And when a populist like Cruz comes along, and they cannot dismiss him as an inferior to them as they routinely do through big media, they set out to destroy him, because he can repudiate everything they are, everything they stand for, and how they are raping the people of this country, for money and power. Hence, as he gains momentum, they will attempt to portray his as unsound, and dangerous. If he is dangerous to anyone then it is to those who are raping the country, and that is not a bad thing. Hillary has been at war at times with this elite class, and if she is willing to take them on, rather than cater to them, then her presidency would be marked by greatness. That which cannot go on forever will not go one forever, and the bona fide political leader sees what is coming and gets the nation ahead of the power curve, rather than behind it. Mark Levin’s thesis and exampled should be carefully considered by anyone who has the best interests of the nation in mind, and wants to lead us safely through the storm that is coming.

    http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=86&load=8787

  192. Rasmussen Reports ‏@Rasmussen_Poll 3h

    #Obama: Strongly Approve: 23%… Strongly Disapprove: 41%… Index: -18… Total Approval: 47%

  193. Christy is not simply a pig. He is a front man for the corrupt ruling class. Notice how he beat up on the unions in New Jersey who represent the middle class, while leaving the monied interests untouched. It will be a cold day in hell before I would ever vote for Cristie, and if he does emerge as the nominee, as I predict he will, it will be further evidence of the moribund state of the Republican Party. He is the antithesis of Reagan.

  194. This may trend on twitter today: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and this administration built this. #DelbertBelton #ChrisLane

  195. One further comment on Chrisie.

    He is what they used to call in the corporate world a hatchet man.

    He is precisely the sort of hatchet man the elites will call out to dismember the middle class when the economic situation deteriorates. I could write his speeches as I sit here right now. Crap about cutting social security and medicare, in exchange for increasing the marginal tax rates of billionaires from 37 to 39%, calling it a sharing of the pain, and throwing dissenters in jail. And big media hailing him as a courageous leader and a new kind of Republican. There is nothing new about Christie. We have seen his kind of hatchet man in the past, and like the inept surgeon they always manage to cut off the wrong limb–and never get near the wealthy with their scalpel.

  196. holdthemaccountable
    August 23, 2013 at 9:47 am

    This may trend on twitter today: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and this administration built this. #DelbertBelton #ChrisLane
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    With reference to what? Detroit? If so then the list is deficient by one. We need to make it three of a kind—Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson. They built the destruction of Detroit.

  197. SNIP IT IS NOT KNOWN WHAT DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, IF ANY, WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST KIMATHI–the innocent dhs employee who runs a website promoting the killing of white people.
    ————————–
    Not known? Come on. We know.

    First, a paid leave of absence–like Lois Learner (who is white)

    Second, a promotion–like the undersecretary of state (who is white)

    Any discipline beyond that would be racist, since he is black.

    Besides which, this is the Obama Administration.

    Where black racism is coin of the realm. (the Holder Justice Dept)

  198. bboei
    August 23, 2013 at 10:16 am
    holdthemaccountable
    August 23, 2013 at 9:47 am
    This may trend on twitter today: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and this administration built this. #DelbertBelton #ChrisLane
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    With reference to what?
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    to whether 1. homicide is reported, 2. homicide is classified as racial or hate.

    Media has begun using word “random” for Lane and Belton. In case of Lane there’s lots to support hate crime, but not being told.

    I mentioned this briefly upthread. Here’s a bit more.
    ..So by now you have heard of the murder of this young man from Australia, Christopher Lane,” Gutfeld said. “The media has a motive: boredom. Yeah, when you’re bored, you kill people. But by blaming boredom, you can ignore recent tweets by one suspect who boasted hating white people. The suspected shooter reveled in gang signs and gang colors and bragged about knocking out five white people since the Zimmerman verdict.” If you aren’t familiar with this knocking out trend, it is where a gang cold-cocks strangers, sometimes killing them,” he said. “The media is staying away from this even though it’s a hate crime. It’s not their kind of hate crime….’ Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/22/greg-gutfeld-slams-media-a-dead-australian-is-just-the-price-you-pay-to-be-politically-correct/

  199. Delbert Belton: One Suspect In Custody In Beating Death of 88-year-old WWII Vet

    ………………….

    Throw the book at the little bastard.

  200. Throw the book at the little bastard.
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    I understand he is proud of his work. There is one way to make him even prouder. It is called an eye for an eye. I said it when I first heard about it–he was making his bones, as they say in the Mafia. He is a gangster wannabe and he is up for induction. The mission he was given, to prove his loyalty to the Crips (the blue gang) was to kill a white man. And so, coward that he was, he found a vulnerable, defenseless one. How this fine young man will fare in the California prison system is an imponderable. There are street gangs, but they are connected to prison gangs. If the becomes a rat, he will not last an hour in prison. If he keeps his mouth shut, he will do twenty years, and you can forget about parole after 8. In that case, he may get protection, but that protection is not absolute. The drug war we see on the street has its alter ego inside the prisons. Therefore, he is vulnerable to the Bloods, or the Mexican Mafia, or the White Gangs. As I say, his future is uncertain. I am quite sure he has no inkling of what lies ahead. His vicious act took perhaps four years off the life of an 88 year old, but seventy years off his own life. He may try the jail house preacher routine, but who is going to listen to him.

  201. Christopher Lane murder: Time for a different kind of debate

    Posted by neo-neocon

    Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:30am

    Yesterday the WSJ published an editorial on the Christopher Lane case:

    Some are focusing on the ease of obtaining a gun in the U.S., as (inevitably) is the reflexive CNN, and it would almost be a relief if we could blame such a murder on guns.

    Then we wouldn’t have to focus on a culture that produces teenagers for whom the prospect of shooting an innocent man in the back on a Friday evening apparently raised not a scintilla of conscience. That is the deeper tragedy, and the real scandal, of too much of American life.

    That is also an issue of far greater consequence to the future of young black men than the acquittal of George Zimmerman in his awful showdown with Trayvon. If only Mr. Sharpton and his fellow black leaders paid attention to what was missing in the lives of those three teenagers. Maybe President Obama would even care to use it as one of his teachable moments.

    Fat chance.

    One person who is using it as exactly that sort of teachable moment is James Johnson, the father of another boy who was threatened by the trio. It was Johnson who made the call to police that led to the arrest of the three.

    Yesterday I called Johnson a hero for several reasons.

    Today we have a videotape in which Johnson states he has reason to believe that the Chris Lane killing (and several further killings that he says were planned by the group) was a gang initiation. Johnson, who knows the three suspects well, also cites lack of fathering as a factor:

    Wish we could clone this guy.

    Again, I want to caution that these facts do not mean that at least one of the motives for Lane’s killing wasn’t racial. It may very well have been; we just don’t know yet.

    What we do know is that Obama not only has declined to use the Lane murder as that sort of “teachable moment,” but that the president’s only comments on the matter so far have been the following:

    This sounds like a pretty tragic case,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest replied when told about the murder of Christopher Lane. Earnest said that he hadn’t heard about the murder previously…

    Earnest said that Obama’s comments after the Trayvon Martin case apply here. “[T]he president I think himself has spoken pretty eloquently about violence,” Earnest said when asked why Obama commented on the killing of Martin but not of Lane. “He expressed his concern about the impact of violence in communities across the country,” he added, referring to Obama’s comments after the Martin case.

    Obama’s comments after the Martin case? First there were some remarks about how Obama identified with Trayvon Martin. Then he gave a speech after the not guilty verdict was rendered, the text of which is here. In it, the president focused mainly on airing African-American grievances about profiling (including reminiscences about his own experience in that regard), empathizing with the grief of the African-American community without mentioning anything about Zimmerman or his family, asserting the need to have still another “conversation” about race, fighting against stand your ground laws (which had nothing to do with the case), ascribing African-American violence and poverty to “a very difficult history” (i.e. slavery and discrimination), and calling for a federal program to give young African American men “the sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them.”

    Extrapolating from those previous remarks, it’s difficult not to conclude that in the Lane case Obama identifies more with the accused killers and their families than the victim of their attack (whom he has not mentioned), that he would like to work in some further gun restrictions if he could (which probably would have little or no relevance to the facts of the case), that he thinks the killers were angry about profiling, that their violence was motivated by that same “difficult history,” and that they need to know we care. Not a word about the actual influences that seem to have come into play here: gangs, father absence and the breakdown of the family in general, and a popular culture that glorifies and extols senseless and nihilistic violence as a way to prove that one has the requisite toughness to enter manhood.

  202. #Obama: Strongly Approve: 23%
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    That is the group that needs to be drug tested. If they pass, then they need to be scheduled for a psychiatric interview, because they are a danger to society.

  203. wbboei
    August 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    #Obama: Strongly Approve: 23%
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    That is the group that needs to be drug tested. If they pass, then they need to be scheduled for a psychiatric interview, because they are a danger to society.
    ____________________________

    And themselves too. 😉

  204. moononpluto
    August 23, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Not buying it Moon…AlJazeer
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/22/the-al-jazeera-revolution.html

    it’s important to trace the family tree. Al Jazeera in Arabic, the original AJ, was once a mouthpiece for al Qaeda and has always been close to the Muslim Brotherhood

    Al Jazeera was, among other things, a vehicle for members of al Qaeda to speak their version of truth to power.
    Jazeera was dubbed “terrorist TV” during the George W. Bush administration.

    Since the Arab Spring began, it has identified so closely with the Muslim Brotherhood bidding to take and hold power that many viewers came to see Al Jazeera as hopelessly biased—and so did several staffers in Europe and the Middle East who simply resigned. “It quickly became clear to employees: this is about politics, not about journalism,” wrote Al Jazeera Berlin correspondent Aktham Suliman after he quit last year. “More precisely: about Qatari foreign policy, which had subtly started to employ Al Jazeera as a tool to praise friends and attack enemies.”

  205. FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Hasan has been convicted of premeditated murder for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. That means he’s now eligible for the death penalty.

    Military jurors found the Army psychiatrist guilty on Friday for the attack that killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others at the Texas military base.

    The trial now enters a penalty phase, where prosecutors will ask jurors to sentence Hasan to death.

    Hasan is acting as his own attorney. But he didn’t call witnesses or testify, and he questioned only three of prosecutors’ nearly 90 witnesses.

    Through media leaks and statements to the judge, the American-born Muslim signaled that he believed the attack was justified as a way to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders from U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/23/nidal-hasan-guilty_n_3805669.html

  206. well gonzo, its a lot more free journalism than US networks are putting out, lets put it like that.

    I prefer to hear the whole thing and make my own mind up, in the USA, you get fed what they want you to hear and that goes for the political element.

    It may have changed in the last year but it certainly was not like that before when you really had warts and all journalism.

  207. Bull shit from AP:
    …From the beginning of the case, the federal government has sought to execute Hasan, believing that any sentence short of a lethal injection would deprive the military and the families of the dead of the justice they have sought for nearly four years….
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/jury-fort-hood-rampage-resume-deliberations
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    UPDATE: #FortHood court coming back into session for an unidentified matter re #Hasan case. Updates soon. #FtHood

  208. moononpluto
    August 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm
    ***********
    There are no moderate or neutral Muslims Moon. They may try to fool you, but there are not. They all have one goal, conversion of all, or death.

  209. Well this is no big surprise, but posting anyway.

    _______________________________

    From Blogs for Hillary:

    http://blogsforhillary.com/2013/08/23/hillary-clinton-would-best-joe-biden-even-in-scranton/
    http://blogsforhillary.com/2013/08/23/hillary-clinton-would-best-joe-biden-even-in-scranton/

    *********

    “Hillary Clinton would best Joe Biden even in Scranton”
    Published by president hillary – Yahoo! News Search Results on 8/23/2013 | Leave a response

    “As native son Biden visits with Obama, local politicos debate potential 2016 matchup between two Democratic heavyweights. SCRANTON — Vice President Joe Biden is the native son here, mentioning his scrappy birthplace at every opportunity, and returns home today at President Barack Obama’s side.”

  210. #Hasan will represent himself for sentencing phase of his trial at #FortHood. Judge told him it is “unwise”. #FtHood
    Tweet by Anna Werner CBS.

  211. Obama keeps changing his own law. 🙄

    At a press conference before the President left town on vacation, he was asked about his decision to pick and choose what parts of the law he enforced. His response was that, “in a normal political environment,” he would have contacted the Speaker of the House and asked for help to “tweak” the law. One must wonder what the President considers a “normal” political environment – is it one where his party controls the House and has a super majority in the Senate?

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/08/23/obama-fall-from-grace-sets-scary-precedent-for-future-presidents/#ixzz2cpKrXZjP

  212. WBB…still waiting to know how you found out ‘for sure’ about you-know-what.

    {Maybe being more cryptic will get a reply?}

  213. “Nidal Hasan’s cowardly attack on our military was a deliberate act of terror against our country. This guilty verdict affirms we are a nation of laws, honors the victims of this heinous act, and proves that, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, we will never waver from the core principles for which they gave their lives: freedom, liberty and democracy

    http://bit.ly/789dpd

  214. What a creepy picture!
    ===

    The Obamacare Police are here

    I remember that Obama promised we could keep our plans, keep our doctors and that our premiums would drop 3000% but I don’t remember Obama promising that he’d create a special and separate police force to make sure we obey.

    Obama is creating a new police force to hunt you down and make sure you are complying with the dictator’s orders:

    More than 1,600 new employees hired by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources in the aftermath of Obamacare’s passage include just two described as ‘consumer safety’ officers, but 86 tasked with ‘criminal investigating’ – indicating that the agency is building an army of detectives to sleuth out violations of a law that many in Congress who supported it still find confusing.

    On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, HHS received authority from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make as many as 1,814 new hires under an emergency ‘Direct Hiring Authority’ order.

    The Obama administration ordered that employment expansion despite a government-wide hiring freeze.

    http://floppingaces.net/2013/08/22/the-obamacare-police-are-here/

  215. U.S. preps for possible cruise missile attack on Syrian gov’t forces

    (CBS News) WASHINGTON – CBS News has learned that the Pentagon is making the initial preparations for a cruise missile attack on Syrian government forces. We say “initial preparations” because such an attack won’t happen until the president gives the green light. And it was clear during an interview on CNN Friday that he is not there yet.

    “If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country, without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented,” the president told CNN, “then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it — ‘do we have the coalition to make it work?’ Those are considerations that we have to take into account.”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57599944/u.s-preps-for-possible-cruise-missile-attack-on-syrian-govt-forces/?tag=socsh

  216. Shadowfax
    August 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    WBB…still waiting to know how you found out ‘for sure’ about you-know-what.

    {Maybe being more cryptic will get a reply?}
    —————
    I have been reluctant to go into detail because this is a public forum. But I say this for two reasons. First, one of the state party organizers in the midwest was contacted by insiders and asked to join the draft Hillary campaign. She declined however because of Benghazi. She is a close friend, with good sources. The other reason is a neighbor of mine who was a superintendent of schools back from New York told me that meetings were being held, that “Hillary is running”, and knowing of my past support for Hillary, offered to put me in touch with the people who went back to that meeting last week. If I had ambitions to work in government, then I would jump on board now. Early is better. But given the concerns I have about the elites, before I do anything, I need to see what happens in the Republican Party. I will volunteer for Hillary is Christie is the candidate. This guy is a hatchet man whom the elites will use against the middle class, regardless of what he says now for public consumption. A former federal judge I know who is one of my heroes is supporting Christie, but I have to go with my gut about that guy, and my gut tells me that he is bad medicine. At this point, that is the most likely scenario.

  217. holdthemaccountable
    August 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm
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    Carvelle is smarter than the entire beltway pundocracy, because he is smart, experienced and does not sink into their group think rituals. When he calls Cruz the most talented and fearless Republican to emerge in 30 years, he is not whistling dixie. How good is Cruz? I can tell you this, I was a client of the Washington DC office of the law firm he practiced in, and they are the best in the business. They recruit from the top graduates of the Ivy League schools and if you are accepted, it takes you seven years to make partner, and your chances of doing so were 1 in 14 ten years ago. Not only did Cruz make partner, he became head of their litigation department when he was under forty and was rated as one of the top 50 trial lawyers in the country under 40. In a congress comprised mostly of light weights–very very very light weights with good campaign machines behind them, Cruz stands out because he is a real heavyweight. The elites have something to fear in him, and they know it. This is a guy who could have been an insider and a leader in the establishment. But instead, he cast his lot with the American People and the Constitution. That takes courage and an iron will. He has both.

  218. “Ebony Magazine Ramps-up War on Whites”

    “The September issue of Ebony magazine has four tribute covers to Trayvon Martin with the headline “We are all Trayvon–Join the Movement to Save our Sons.”

    The first cover has Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton with Trayvon’s brother Jahvaris looking like the million bucks they got in the settlement from the Twin Lakes Homeowner’s Association.

    The other three covers feature director Spike Lee, model actor Boris Kodjoe, and NBA star Dwayne Wade along with their respective sons, all wearing hoodies.

    We can be sure the vultures at Ebony won’t feel any pangs of conscience for their complicity in using pampered, rich kids to encourage more Trayvon Martins to go after white people.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/08/ebony_magazine_ramps-up_war_on_whites.html

  219. Rush has used the word ‘regime’ since day one.
    =============

    The Obama Regime

    The president has become dictatorial in nearly every area of governance.

    Slowly at first, then all of a sudden, the Obama administration has devolved into the Obama regime. Obama does whatever he wants. Those pesky impediments on his predecessors ­ namely, federal law, the separation of powers, and the Constitution ­ have proved as tough as tissue paper in containing Obama’s ambition to impose statism on America. From Obamacare to unions to telephones, it’s basically another day, another decree.

    “I have to figure out what I can do outside of Congress through executive actions,” Obama reportedly told the Congressional Black Caucus last month. In Jacksonville on July 25, Obama announced, “Where I can act on my own, I’m going to act on my own. I won’t wait for Congress.” As Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere explained: “The president is done caring about congressional Republicans calling him a dictator.”

    More: http://nationalreview.com/article/356514/obama-regime-deroy-murdock

  220. Tee vee said Trayvon momma and daddeh joining Sharpton and Jackson at DC mall today. Still work to be done is the message.
    Obama is doubling down on this, on targeting TP, and on his Ocare.
    %%%%%%%%%%
    Sebelius [speaking to Latinos in Philly]: Pass Immigration Bill to Boost Obamacare Enrollment
    August 23, 2013 – 8:41 AM (CNSNews.com) – Asked Thursday if the Affordable Care Act will help “undocumented individuals,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said no — AND THAT’S WHY IMMIGRATION REFORM IS SO IMPORTANT: “Well, the (Obamacare) bill is crafted in such a way that those who are undocumented will not have access to the tax credits or shopping in the (health insurance) marketplace. That has been limited, WHICH IS, FRANKLY, WHY — ANOTHER VERY KEEN REASON WHY WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM,” Sebelius told a gathering of Latinos in Philadelphia.
    SNIP Sebelius recommended that illegal aliens continue to get medical treatment at community health centers, where they will find federally funded, “culturally competent” health care providers “who actually speak the language and can reach out to a neighborhood.” She also noted that the Obama administration has doubled the size of the Public Health Service Corps — “which, to me, is one of the great, well-kept secrets in America. It’s like the Peace Corps for health workers,” she said. “If you agree to serve in an underserved area, the federal government helps pay off the student loans and debt that a lot of health professionals carry. And what we find is that when people actually take up service in the National Health Service Corps, they stay in the communities that they are serving long beyond their assignments. So there will be continued access for undocumented,” Sebelius promised. SNIP – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/sebelius-pass-immigration-bill-boost-obamacare-enrollment

  221. Rasmussen Reports LLC said founder Scott Rasmussen has exited the public-opinion polling company, which the company partly attributed to unspecified differences over strategy, according to a company news release.
    “In part, the move reflects disagreements over company business strategies,” the company stated in its news release Thursday. The company said Mr. Rasmussen left last month.
    Rasmussen Reports was founded by Rasmussen in 2003. Rasmussen was referred to as “a driving force in American politics” in a 2010 Washington Post profile.
    Rasmussen Reports “will continue to build the company’s polling technologies to address the dynamics of a mobile marketplace,” it said in its news release. With the rise of mobile phones and dropoff in landlines, pollsters have had to alter techniques to get an accurate sample. Rasmussen doesn’t currently call cellphone users directly but instead relies on an online survey tool to reach people who don’t have land lines, according to its website. snip
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/22/founder-departs-polling-firm-rasmussen-reports/

  222. Kathleen Parker: Obama’s race remarks exacerbate tensions. Published: August 23
    “…How sad, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march Martin Luther King Jr. led on Washington, that even the president resorts to judging not by the content of one’s character but by the color of his skin — the antithesis of the great dream King articulated…SNIP Nothing is fair about profiling, but one’s treatment by a stranger is not always necessarily linked to one’s racial or ethnic history. Sometimes it’s just . . . you.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kathleen-parker-obamas-race-remarks-exacerbate-tensions/2013/08/23/7491bb2e-0c1f-11e3-9941-6711ed662e71_story.html

  223. Main Content RSS FeedRecent Articles
    More on the Syrian Chemical Charade »

    By Larry Johnson on August 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM in Current Affairs | 33 Comments

    The farce that Assad’s Syria launched a chemical weapon/nerve agent attack on Jihadi rebels/children in Syria would be laughable if not for the persistent attempt of many in the punditry class in the United States and overseas to use this as a pretext to unleash military action against the Syrian Army. This is nothing short of a goddamn lie. And shame on Obama for even treating it with a modicum of seriousness. What is transpiring now is akin to the lies unleashed by the Bush Administration to invade Iraq in March of 2003. Let’s simply look at the video evidence:

    Note–NOT A SINGLE PERSON INSPECTING THE SCENE IS WEARING PROTECTIVE SUITS OR MASKS. YET, THEY ARE HANDLING ITEMS AND BODIES AND SHOWING NO ILL EFFECTS. If there had been Sarin or Mustard Gas, the folks inspecting the site would need to wear protective clothing and be able to disinfect themselves. Zero evidence of that.

  224. The September issue of Ebony magazine has four tribute covers to Trayvon Martin with the headline “We are all Trayvon–Join the Movement to Save our Sons.”
    ——————–
    Spike Lee and his ilk are ONE TRICK PONIES. They know only the racial grievance. They are unable to turn inward, and ask the pertinent question: what can we who have money and wish to lead “our sons” who commit the majority of crimes in this country along a more productive and civilized path, rather than wallowing in self pity, revenge and drugs. These one trick ponies, drawn from the worlds of Hollywood, rap music, sports, and academia talk the talk, but do not walk the walk. Instead, they look for the external enemies, rather than confronting the enemy within. They are noting but self promoters and cheap headline seekers, who bear significant responsibility for black on white crime and racial polarization. Compare them to people who pursue a constructive approach, like Magic Johnson, with his enterprise zones. He offers real hope and a path forward. These clowns do not. They are joined at the hip to Shapton and Jackson. Their stature and their livelihood depend on not helping their people, when they are in a position to do so.

  225. Unbeatable villains and perpetual despair

    By: John Hayward | August 23rd, 2013 at 04:56 PM | 5

    What passes for “leadership” in the modern “civil-rights” community has frequently compared the shooting of Trayvon Martin to the brutal murder of black teenager Emmett Till in the 1950s. One of the people who did this is billionaire Oprah Winfrey, fresh from nearly destroying the life of an innocent Swiss shop clerk by falsely accusing her of racism. Asked about Winfrey’s comparison on MSNBC Friday morning, Emmett Till’s cousin Simeon Wright replied:

    The comparison to me is similar; there are a lot of parallels between Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin. Number one: Trayvon was killed by a white boy that got out of his truck armed to the teeth — chased him down, did kill him. And then the jury did the same thing they did in 1955 with Emmett Tille: they came back with a non-guilty vote. That broke my heart. That tells me that things have not changed as much as people would like to say they have changed. I asked my wife this morning if she had ever been consulted on one of these polls. I’ve never been asked about one of these polls.

    Every single thing Simeon Wright said about George Zimmerman is a lie. He’s not white, he’s not a “boy,” he wasn’t “armed to the teeth,” and he didn’t chase Trayvon Martin down. Zimmerman killed Martin in self-defense, quite unlike the heartless murderers of Emmett Till. Of course, the MSNBC anchor, Craig Melvin, challenged not a word of this ludicrous slander.

    This is about more than the production of Trayvon mythology, which proceeds at a furious pace, moving the manufactured false narrative further and further away from the facts introduced during Zimmerman’s trial. Oprah Winfrey’s cooked-up anecdote about racist Swiss clerks refusing to show her an expensive handbag, because they assumed a black woman could not afford such luxuries, was not about Winfrey deciding to annihilate a random store employee for kicks. I doubt Winfrey gave the clerk a second thought. She clearly never imagined that her version of events would be challenged. She was just trying to throw out a quick talk-show-ready anecdote about how racism persists around the world, even in nations renowned for their peaceful tolerance, never mind squalid, hateful America.

    The point of all this is to manufacture despair. The polls Simeon Wright disparaged, by claiming he and his wife have never been consulted for one, are polls about the improving state of race relations in the United States. He’s saying those polls are full of baloney, because there’s still racism everywhere. And he doesn’t mean the kind of racism that led a couple of teenage black gang-banger wannabees to shoot Australian college student Chris Lane in the back while he was out jogging. Wright means institutionalized white racism, a fog of hatred and disdain that hasn’t cleared much since 1965.

    The most obvious difference between the Left/media response to the Lane murder, and the Trayvon Martin shooting, is that mighty efforts were made to portray George Zimmerman as the agent of a cruel and racist system, not merely a trigger-happy racist himself. He became a pinata for gun-control activists. Loud and repeated warnings were issued that a legion of heavily armed, bloodthirsty homeowners and neighborhood-watch volunteers lurked from coast to coast, waiting to prey upon any young black man who wandered into their suburban kill zones.

    The aftermath of the Zimmerman trial has been a concerted nationwide effort to attack Stand Your Ground laws, which had nothing to do with the shooting of Trayvon Martin… but they’re supposedly a totem of the evil System that keeps minorities down. The group that camped out in Florida’s capitol for a month, demanding a special legislative session to erase the state’s Stand Your Ground law, called itself the “Dream Defenders.” The implication is that the dreams of innocent young people are under attack because of SYG laws, which is absolute rubbish… but quite consistent with the sustained atmosphere of despair hanging over America.

    The racial grievance industry isn’t the only smokestack pumping into that atmosphere. Despair suffuses every aspect of our political culture. Those who would rule us as our permanent protectors want us to believe ourselves surrounded by unbeatable villains. Take one step onto the frozen tundra of the free market, and you’ll be torn apart by corporate wolves. You’ll need tax-raising politicians to help you get even with the rich bastards who stole your rightful prosperity. (Excepting millionaire politicians, entertainers, and athletes, of course. They earn their fortunes!)

    ObamaCare is a broken-down wreck, and if any private corporation had been responsible for it, you’d be told to view it as a swindle whose perpetrators belong in jail… but instead, the people who want to shut it down are depicted as callous brutes who enjoy watching poor people get sick. You’ll die without government insurance subsidies, you’ll starve without food stamps, you’ll go broke without a government-managed financial system, the Earth will be destroyed without government-enforced environmental orthodoxy, and if politicians weren’t insisting on higher pay plus mandated benefits, you’d be enslaved by evil corporate overlords.

    The most powerful President since FDR, a man whose assumed powers would be labeled despotic by the Founding Fathers, excuses his failures by claiming he’s just a victim of these shadowy racist villains, too. He’s not responsible for anything that’s happened since 2009, no matter how many times he seizes new executive powers. The dead-parrot economy and moribund job market he’s delivered are the best you have a right to expect; it would be even worse, if President Obama hadn’t done whatever he did with all those trillions you’re supposed to forget he spent. If the government borrows or spends a dollar less, America will collapse into a pile of dust. If the dull, selfish people of the United States reclaim an inch of the ground they have lost to the State, mere anarchy will be loosed upon the world. Despair, helplessness, doom.

    We are actively encouraged to see ourselves as children. Grown men are frequently referred to as “boys,” and officially treated as such by ObamaCare. Teenagers sigh that they have nothing meaningful to do, and nothing is expected of them. They’re treated the way earlier generations would regard children half their age. Prolonged adolescence is another form of despair. People who are held responsible for nothing see little reason to make extraordinary effort. Responsibility is a core component of dignity, liberty, and achievement. If people are not accountable for their failures, who cares about their successes?

    All of this is alien to human nature. It is enforced upon us by a vast political system armed with gigantic resources. In our hearts, we know we’re not supposed to rely on other people’s money for food and shelter. We know we’re meant to compete and cooperate with our fellows, not regard ourselves as hapless victims of their perpetual disdain. Economist Walter Williams, who is a person of color, recently observed that competitive sports teams don’t accept the low standards and excuses for failure found throughout the educational system, and black people do just fine on those teams. When much is expected, much is accomplished… and the soul of every young person, black or white, boy or girl, yearns to hear the call to excellence.

    Perhaps one reason kids love sports is that big games are played on lofty peaks that ride high above the fog of despair. After years of trudging through dumbed-down courses, lowered standards, and assurances that the deck is forever stacked against them, they long to step onto a brightly-lit field of honor and show what they can really do, win some victories, earn some applause. It’s not just about earning big bucks as a star athlete or entertainer, although the money is nice too. It’s the dream of commanding respect, standing tall, exceeding expectations, and taking your well-deserved seat in a great brotherhood of equals.

    But who respects hapless children who believe they can never win? If you accept the right of the State to use compulsive force to correct inequality of outcome, you believe the targets of that force are your enemies, they deserve to suffer, and you could never beat them on your own. You can’t beat any of the Left’s boogeymen on your own. Your perpetual fear and despair are the source of their power.

  226. I do not know what pressures are bearing on John Boehner at the present moment. Whatever they are they come with the territory. Being Speaker of the House in the only chamber Republicans control aint bean bag. The sheer forces can be lethal. However, this much is clear. He and is colleagues were sent back to Washington to defeat Obamacare, and passing symbolic votes does not cut the mustard. And defeating the enemy means fighting the enemy, like NB Forrest’s observation that war means fighting means killing. John may or may not have the power to kill Obamacare. But if he does not fight on this one, and means defunding it and funding everything else, then he will lose the House, and he will go down in history as the man who lost what was left of the Republic. The grass roots will stay home rather than turn out to support a party of liars and cowards, who are in league with the enemy. Problem is he is a folder, and therefore, it is all but inevitable that he will fold. After they lose the House and are in the panic mode, a true conservative may emerge, but by then it will be too late.
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    If Boehner Funds Obamacare It Becomes Boehnercare

    On his nationally syndicated radio program on Thursday evening, conservative talker Mark Levin said that if House Speaker John Boehner follows through with a plan to fund Obamacare in the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the government, Obamacare will become forever known as “BoehnerCare.”

    “Rather than calling it Obamacare, we should call it BoehnerCare,” Levin said. “So I think I’m going to call it BoehnerCare if I can remember from time to time, certainly more often, because Boehner won’t even fight. Boehner, he’s just–is the word ‘pathetic’ appropriate?”

    Levin was referencing reports that Boehner was going to cave again, this time on the upcoming CR battle where conservatives are aiming to defund Obamacare. “Earlier this evening, Speaker John Boehner announced his grand plans for fighting Obamacare in the budget,” Red State’s Daniel Horowitz wrote of Boehner’s latest cave. “He will pass a short-term continuing resolution (CR) until some time in December, grouping the new budget deadline with the debt ceiling date, and create another grand end-of-year fiscal cliff. He will fund Obamacare in the short term CR, but by George, he will fight like hell in the debt ceiling battle! For now, they will make the short term CR about locking in the sequester cuts.”

    Levin then shifted into criticizing Boehner over his contradictions over how he will plan to handle the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill. He read from a report from the National Review’s Jonathan Strong, who laid out how Boehner’s Super PAC aides were pushing the Senate bill on House lawmakers while the Speaker publicly says he is opposed to the Senate bill.

    “Senior GOP aides of a Super PAC linked to Speaker John Boehner are lobbying House Republicans to pass the Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill, legislation that Boehner has said he will not bring to the House floor,” Strong wrote on Thursday. “The lobbying effort is coming under the umbrella of the American Action Network, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) ‘action tank’ led by former senator Norm Coleman, which is touting the “major positive economic impact” of the Senate bill in e-mails sent to individual House Republican offices. AAN is housed in the same office as the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC associated with Boehner, and the two organizations share senior aides, including Brian O. Walsh, the president of both organizations, and Dan Conston, the spokesman for both.”

    Levin ripped Boehner for the contradictions. “See how Boehner does it?” Levin chided. “He’s got his PAC that he’s been supporting and raising funds for lobbying Republican members, his own Republican members in the House to support the Gang of Eight immigration bill or something like it while he’s publicly saying ‘no, we’re going to break it into little pieces. This guy’s a snake. He’s absolutely dishonest. My great fear is he’s so pathetic and incompetent, as are the rest of them, quite frankly, that conservatives are not going to turn out in the next election and we’ll lose the damn House. We’re tired of these quislings and their dealings. And we’re tired of all the Bush staffers and ex-McCain staffers writing their little hit pieces on conservatives who dare to stand up to them. So, Boehner’s got quite the little inside-outside game going on with this Super PAC linked to him.”

    Levin then said what Boehner is going to do get an amnesty passed into law is use “salami tactics, cut it into little pieces, get it passed with Democrat support, and send it to a conference committee. Then it’s over.”

    Levin then said Boehner owes his entire existence as Speaker to the conservative movement. “You’re Speaker of the House, who we put there in 2010 with that election,” Levin said. “Just elect more Republicans, you see, that’ll fix it! More Republicans like him? Oh, it’ll fix it. It’ll screw us once and for all. As I’ve said so many times, what the hell does the Republican Party stand for today? I know what the Democrat Party stands for, I really do: totalitarianism, ultimately. But what does the Republican Party stand for? Appeasement. So I call them the French Republicans. Appeasement. You think the answers are there? You think the answers are with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell? You think the answers are with Eric Cantor?”

    Levin then revisited the term “BoehnerCare.”

    He said Boehner’s position is that “not only are we surrendering, we are not going to support a vote to stand up to Obamacare.”

    “So it’s BoehnerCare,” Levin said. “And we should start repeating it: BoehnerCare, BoehnerCare.”

  227. Well, well…not only did Obama bribe Mohamed Morsi with $8 billion to give up 40% of Sinai to Hamas, apparently a lot of Muslim Brotherhood leaders were receiving bribes from the U.S., as well

    Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat is looking into evidence that arrested Muslim Brotherhood leaders accepted bribes from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, according to a report from Almesryoon, an Egyptian newspaper that cites a “judicial source.”

    Shoebat The trials that are scheduled to begin in Cairo on August 25th will feature a litany of charges against the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Included among them are murders, assassinations, prison escapes, sniping, indiscriminate killing of demonstrators, and collaborating with foreign governments, to include both the United States and Qatar.

    More @
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/08/23/well-well-not-only-did-obama-bribe-mohamed-morsi-with-8-billion-to-give-up-40-of-sinai-to-hamas-apparently-a-lot-of-muslim-brotherhood-leaders-were-receiving-bribes-from-the-u-s-as-well/

  228. “We are all Trayvon–Join the Movement to Save our Sons.”

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    “We are all Trayvon” I assume “we” refers to the black community. What an outrageous message to send youth of any race. It essentially tells them that it’s fine to be a thug. It’s ok to drop out. And, while you are out and about, running the streets all day, go ahead and mix up some hallucinogens so you can really “be trippin'”. Take no responsibility for your behavior. And, parents, you have no responsibility, either. And, kids, if something happens, if you get into trouble, or if by some chance you decide to attack another human being, you won’t be held accountable for that. You are a victim. You will always be a victim. It is not your fault, and your community, your state, your country will enable you to always be a victim.

    The thing that repeatedly comes to mind about Trayvon’s upbringing is the question of the responsibility of parents. In most states, if a juvenile (and, as we know, Travon became younger every time his name was mentioned) is kicked out of his home without a safety plan – a plan for him/her to be accountable to and supervised by an adult, the parent is held accountable for child neglect or child endangerment. If that parent has absolutely no control over her teenaged child, she should seek services from her county’s DCF agency, request help in protecting this child, and in ensuring that the child is safe and his behavior is supervised. If that doesn’t work, that parent may then have to enlist the assistance of law enforcement. That child may have to be held in detention or committed into an adolescent behavioral health facility. He cannot be just kicked out and told to find another place to live. Legally, a minor child must be provided with care and supervision.

    In most states that age is 18, someone is responsible for supervising and protecting him. That did not happen with Trayvon.

    The second issue that has been totally misrepresented is that of the much discussed hoodie. I’ve known many hoodie wearing “Trayvons” – as many white males (and females) as blacks. It’s not an exclusively black thing. The kids who consider themselves thugs or gang members, though often they’re just wannabees, regardless of race, wear the hoodies. I believe this trend may have been started by rappers – both white and black. Anyone who saw the movie “Eight Mile” saw Eminem always sporting that hoodie with the hood up and face hidden. My point is that once it was revealed that NBC and CNN had misrepresented Zimmerman’s statement to the 911 dispatcher, and that he had not referred to Trayvon as black, the implication became (in the minds of Jackson, Sharpie, Barack and the media) that Zimmerman’s mention of the hoodie was proof that he was racist. Anyone who spends anytime around teenagers with behavioral problems will confirm that the hoodie is not a garment exclusively embraced by black youth. To many White and Hispanic youth, especially those who are really into rap, and/or who want to represent themselves as tough guys, the hoodie is a symbol of their toughness -in their own minds.

    It is incredibly irresponsible for adults in positions of leadership and/or who have some measure (albeit small) of celebrity, to make a martyr out of this kid. It essentially tells teens to accept no responsibility for themselves or their actions.

    The black leaders, if they really wanted to help youth of the black (or white) community, would behave as appropriate role models. They would hold the black community responsible for the rampant black on black violence. They would not exploit this situation for their own gain. They are the ones who have dishonored Trayvon.

  229. holdthemaccountable
    August 24, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Kathleen Parker: Obama’s race remarks exacerbate tensions. Published: August 23
    “…How sad, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march Martin Luther King Jr. led on Washington, that even the president resorts to judging not by the content of one’s character but by the color of his skin — the antithesis of the great dream King articulated…SNIP Nothing is fair about profiling, but one’s treatment by a stranger is not always necessarily linked to one’s racial or ethnic history. Sometimes it’s just . . . you.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kathleen-parker-obamas-race-remarks-exacerbate-tensions/2013/08/23/7491bb2e-0c1f-11e3-9941-6711ed662e71_story.html

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    Absolutely.

    It’s impossible to believe that this has not been intentional. People are being killed because of the manner in which the so-called President of the United States and his attorney general handled the Trayvon issue – that they saw fit to “handle” it at all. They had no role in that case. Americans are paying big bucks for the country’s leaders to focus on the death, tragic though it is, of one individual, and to use that death to incite hatred and violence. People are dying while Barack, Holder, and the others are playing effing golf – on our dime, and making political hay. And, they – our “leaders” – are being enabled to do what they do by media, which is funded with money provided by sponsors, who obtained the money from us, when we purchased the goods and services they were selling.

    Essentially, it’s costing American individuals and families a ton of money to pay people to destroy the country that our predecessors – both black and white – worked to build and preserve. Irony, like Karma, can be a bitch.

  230. Beware, all patriotic Americans who hold the Constitution sacred. Obama’s Department of Defense has labeled you an extremist and a hater; and with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center they’re teaching military personnel how to identify you. The DOD warns that sheet-wearing KKK behavior has been replaced with “talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place”. The document, also, equates today’s Conservatives with Colonists fighting British oppression. No surprise, they categorize the 9/11 attack as a “historical event”. – See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/obamas-dod-publish-military-primers-identifying-conservatives-as-extremists-and-haters-2/#sthash.7KSDM7Fe.dpuf

  231. It’s impossible to believe that this has not been intentional. People are being killed because of the manner in which the so-called President of the United States and his attorney general handled the Trayvon issue – that they saw fit to “handle” it at all.
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    His supporters would be outraged at the mere suggestion that he “intended” these murders.

    That is not a defense.

    It is not clever by the halves.

    An actor is assumed to have “intended” the probable and logical consequences of his actions.

    Obama’s actions were a dog whistle for this sort of thing.

  232. Instead of moving to the middle, Obama chose to double down on the racial grievance meme. He embraced the idea that Travon Martin was a saint, rather than a thug, that Zimmerman was acting in self defense, and that Zimmerman was white, when in fact he is half white, just like Obama.

  233. I’m at loose ends today – have been at computer so intensely for the past week or so, that one leg is out of kilter; therefore am handicapped for anything much – productive or not. & I should stay away from this computer….. When I worked on the Obama files I had a lawn type sling back chair which sat low to the floor. Had the monitor on a piano bench and keyboard in my lap. Had a good place for the mouse too. And I could stay for hour upon hour. Should I put it back that way or restrain myself. hmmm.

    freespirit – you put into words what I was thinking. foxy & wbboei always worthwhile observations. & wbb had some great humor going the other day.

    In my wanderlust, I rashly turned on TV – desperate for something, anything, but it was not to be unless I went to CSPAN. And I knew where their cameras would be today. But I found unexpected respite from my angst because the people at the NAACP tent and the ones next door with their huge Justice for Trayvon sign, began chanting or singing … crossing MY RED demarcation LINE which had been leaning toward disgust … but flipped into laughter. Gosh they looked ridiculous. I think there are a few attending today who were there before. Wonder what they’ll have to say.

  234. A Facebook posting from ForAmerica on Friday morning has generated at least 5,000 phone calls from conservative activists to House Speaker John Boehner’s office, Breitbart News has learned. “Everyone knows ObamaCare has to go. But Speaker John Boehner won’t fight to defund it,” the conservative group ForAmerica wrote on its Facebook page on Friday shortly before noon ET. “Call the Speaker (877) 976-7521 and tell him to fight to defund ObamaCare now!” Scott Hogenson, the campaign manager for ForAmerica’s grassroots operation, confirmed to Breitbart News that at least 5,000 people called Boehner’s office over the course of the next few hours. The group tracked the number of phone calls to measure the response using a special 800-number. The calls began around 11:15 a.m. ET on Friday; by early afternoon, more than 5,000 people had called Boehner. For America chairman Brent Bozell said in a statement provided to Breitbart News that this is only the beginning. He said it would be wise for House GOP leadership to stand up and defund Obamacare in the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the government, as conservatives are going to continue fighting stronger and harder.“This should be a sign to Speaker Boehner and every other Member of Congress that Americans do not want to pay for Obamacare,” Bozell said. snip
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/23/Exclusive-ForAmerica-Facebook-post-generates-five-thousand-calls-at-Boehner-over-Obamacare

  235. Leanora
    August 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Well, well…not only did Obama bribe Mohamed Morsi with $8 billion to give up 40% of Sinai to Hamas, apparently a lot of Muslim Brotherhood leaders were receiving bribes from the U.S., as well

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    Came right to the WH and picked it up in person. :msd:

  236. Hold’um

    My advice is to never sit for hours anywhere, computer or not. The body needs to move to keep workin’. Even at work, I leave my computer to walk around to talk more directly to folks on other floors or walk up and down the starts to keep moving. These don’t need to be long trips in movement, just that sitting for hours is not healthy.

    IMO

  237. Another school year beckons, which means it’s time for President Obama to go on another college retreat. “He loves college tours,” says Ohio University’s Richard Vedder, who directs the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. “Colleges are an escape from reality. Believe me, I’ve lived in one for half a century. It’s like living in Disneyland. They’re these little isolated enclaves of nonreality.”

    Mr. Vedder, age 72, has taught college economics since 1965 and published papers on the likes of Scandinavian migration, racial disparities in unemployment and tax reform. Over the last decade he’s made himself America’s foremost expert on the economics of higher education, which he distilled in his 2004 book “Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much.” His analysis isn’t the same as President Obama’s.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324619504579029282438522674.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

  238. Shadowfax
    August 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm
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    Thanks for tip. Hoping that is the problem here.

  239. Update: Think we don’t know what we are talking about? You got the information you needed from us – well before today. What’s the news you ask? Sources: NBC worried about retaliation from Clintons over Hillary miniseries. Forget about that NBC/MSNBC crap. They can go straight to the place Tim Russert is at. The news is Hillary and Bill Clinton know the mini-series’ planned by Big Media will be hit jobs:
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    Superb insight.

    NBC was one of the hounds of hell pursuing Bill over the Lewinsky thing.

    NBC and CNN did everything they could to take down Hillary.

    Consequently, there will be motive and opportunity to respond in kind.

    And revenge is a dish best served cold.

    Yes. They had better be worried about a Clinton presidency.

    Claire McCaskell, child of the love scene in the movie Deliverance, is.

    Indeed, that may even have been part of the reason they cheated her out of the presidency in 2008.

    Big media would love to push Booker, but he is too far down the pipeline, and the Obama precedent is too toxic.

    Sure as god made little green apples, Big media will back that fat slob Christie.

    He is our adversary and their hatchet man.

    Max Steuer was the leading trial lawyer in New York City in the 20s and 30s.

    He was always a defense lawyer, never a prosecutor.

    Someone asked him about that.

    He responded because I do not have the taste for human blood that the job requires.

    Christie is a former prosecutor, and there can be no doubt that he does.

    The elites will try to shove him down our throats.

    Our response as a nation must be no.

  240. I happened to be reading a book on World’s Fairs, starting with the Chrystal Palace Exhibition in London during the Victorian Period and ending in the San Francisco Exhibition in 1915. That must be what we see today in San Franciso in the Palace of Fine Arts, Shadow?

    The San Francisco exhibit was just nine years after the terrible earthquake. It fractured not only the city, but the political alliances which had formed prior to that time. The business leaders were predominantly Republican in those days, but some were Democrat.

    The statement that caught my eye however was that despite differences in politics and vision, CLASS LOYALTY among the elites held them together, raping and pillaging the city for profit, until the earthquake. After that there was a major graft trial involving business leaders, the mayor (Reuf), and eventually the mayor spilled the beans.

    That story is much like the time we are living in, when class loyalty among the elites trumps everything else, especially loyalty to this nation. At some point something will happen which exposes the fault lines and schisms in he elite group. Only then will the American People have a fighting chance.

  241. wbb, I hope you’re right, and that something will alter the course of things. For the past four years optimism and faith that the truth would be revealed, and wrongs would be righted have been pretty hard to come by. As hard as it is to accept the idea that nothing is as it is presented, as far as this government is concerned, and as distasteful as it is to adjust cognition accordingly, at this point, there’s nothing else to do.

    But, try to share details gleaned from the dots Admin has so masterfully and painstakingly connected, and attempt to raise some of the very serious concerns that have been noted and discussed here, and people start to reach for their butterfly nets. People are either so brainwashed by MSM and their repeated pro-Obama messages, or they’re so damn apathetic, they fail to comprehend the serious trouble this country is in. The apathy originates from dependency on MSM for knowledge, from low-information about current affairs, as well as from a basic ignorance of how the bigger picture, when it comes to the workings of government, affects daily life for everyone.

    If anything does finally cause people to recognize the truth about Obama’s administration, about our government – in general, and about the media water boys and girls who enable Barack and the gang, I believe the violations of privacy will serve encourage that recognition, at least to some extent. These privacy violations have been more extensive than we knew, as we are finding out. The issue of privacy seems to strike a more serious, and somewhat sour note with Americans. It may not be sufficient to stem the Obama thugnation tide, but at least it has generated some resistance to the dictator.

    But, as you have said before, nothing will change until media stops painting everything Obama and his supporters do with rose colored paint, or until enough people realize that every bit of information MSM reports about Obama is either distorted to serve Barack’s purpose or it’s a downright, damn lie

  242. Turns out today is a major major event for Blacks and Dems. I’ve not followed politics over the years so have little idea what would normally be expected at an event such as this. But when I braved one more round of CSPAN coverage today, I could not believe my eyes. Pelosi up there talking about dreams. Here’s a compilation of most speaking today. So conservative Republicans will attend Tea Party pressers. Dems attend MLK. Seems there are two distinct sets of WeThePeople these days too. Think BO BO is delivering the dream speech on Wednesday. GAG. GAG. Too lazy to confirm right now. Besides who wants to fathom it?

    50th Anniversary March on Washington
    August 21-28, 2013. A full week of events will be hosted by the King children, the remaining four of the original six organizing organizations and the last living organizer, Congressman John Lewis as well as other organizations like National Action Network. The main event will include a commemorative march and rally along the historic 1963 route on Saturday August 24. The Marching route begins at the Lincoln Memorial, proceeds south to travel along Independence Avenue, with a stop at the Martin Luther King Memorial and then proceeding on to the Washington Monument. The rally will be held at the Lincoln Memorial from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Among the speakers and groups are Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King, III, the families of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till; Congressman John Lewis; Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader; Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer; Randi Weingarten- President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Lee Saunders- President, AFSCME; Janet Murguia- President, The National Council of LaRAZA; Mary Kay Henry- International President, Service Employers International Union (SEIU); Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association (NEA); and many others. Participants are encouraged to take public transportation to the march and rally. The closest Metro Stations are Foggy Bottom, Smithsonian and Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed to vehicles most of the day on August 24th.
    http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/50th-Anniversary-Of-The-March-On-Washington.htm

    We have just got to believe they currently are overplaying their hand and a backlash is near.

  243. freespirit
    August 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm
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    I know that Levin is on the right track. I know Cruz is on the right track. If Hillary could get on the right track she would be our greatest president. I am not entirely sure she can, but I hope to be wrong.

    Seattle was the birthplace of Nordstroms–the retail clothing merchant. I used to caddy for their family at Seattle Golf Club. Back then, they were primarily a shoe store. The fancy retailing, the wardrobes, and the movement from the common man to the elites–that came later.

    During that same period of time, there as a retail store in Seattle which was top scale in every sense of the word, elegant enough to satisfy the elites, accessible enough to attract the commoners–as the elites love to call them. Then as now, Nordstroms could not walk in the same sun as them. Their name was Frederick and Nelson.

    Above all others, this store was at the center of community life, it was expensive, but it also had a bargain basement. Their sale people were the best of the best. They had young ladies who operated their elevators and they wore silk gloves. Yet everybody was welcome. And Christmas the lines to see Santa were blocks long.

    Today, that store is a ghost of Christmases past. Major changes in the retail business, which their parent company Marshall Fields of Chicago was slow to react to. The whole department store business model, pioneered by Macey’s of New York city a century earlier was under attack.

    The people of our town who remembered that wonderful store in its heyday, rallied to try to save it. But the cost driven younger generation gravitated elsewhere. The customer base was aging, and the discount stores reared their ugly head. Within a decade, that wonderful store was gone, but it left a mark on those who were part of its clientelle. And to them when people say how great Nordstroms is, people who know say, ah yes, but they could not hold a candel to F&N.

    I wonder if it is not that way with our country too. The younger generation knows nothing about the wonderful traditions of this country, the Constitution, and the fact that as Washington said, the mere fact that it exists was “almost a miracle”. Hence they do not value what we value, and that is a sad fact.

    Something Levin said however did strike a nerve. Economically, we cannot go on much longer as we are doing now. And that which cannot go on forever, will not go on forever. There will be an end to this, and where we go from there is an imponderable. If I had one wish when that happens, it is that the elites who engineered our demise pay the price.

    When there is an economic collapse, they will use the same devices of social control that they are putting in place today, under the pretext of protecting against terrorism. There may be drumshead justice in the streets of Paris on liberation day, but Coco Chanel, who slept with the Nazi leaders, and was friends with Churchill escaped the guillotine. That is not retributive justice.

    There is that chance however, that outside chance, that some of the elites will manage to see past their loyalty to their class, and think seriously about what is right for the country. It is a long shot, but at times that is all you have got–a pass and a prayer.

  244. The age factor is discussed below. (Incidentally, the writer predicted Romney would win in 2012, so he is hardly infallible. Also, like most Republicans he fails to consider the impact of social media and troops on the ground. If Christie is the candidate, he will not have the ground troops, because the grass roots will never support him. And neither, for that matter will I.
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    The Elder Stateswoman

    Clinton will be 69 at the 2017 inauguration, which would make her older than every previous president upon elevation except Ronald Reagan (who was about two weeks away from his 70th birthday when he was first sworn in). Will this affect her odds? (snip)

    Since 1948 Democratic nominees have on average been about a decade younger than their Republican opponents. In many cases, the difference has been upwards of 20 years; in fact, not once in 61 years has a Republican nominee been more than 5 years younger than the Democrat. Little wonder, perhaps, that Democrats have been dominating the youth vote of late. But a Rubio-Clinton matchup, a Ryan-Clinton matchup, or a Walker-Clinton matchup would flip that on its head. The age gap in those contests would be 20 years or more, with the GOP on the younger side of the ledger for a change.

    If the GOP does field a younger candidate, look for the party to run the youthful, time-for-change campaign that Democrats JFK, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama all ran. In the postwar era, this has been an enormously successful angle by which to pursue the presidency. One could very easily imagine it working against Clinton, who by that point would have been a prominent player on the national political scene for almost 25 years.

    In that regard, a Clinton candidacy would surely be unique. While some presidential candidates had political careers in Washington that lasted that long, she would be the first candidate since William Henry Harrison in 1841 to assume the presidency after a quarter-century of being a household name. That might turn out to be Clinton’s biggest weakness. If the country desires a course correction in three years, it will be tough for Hillary Clinton to argue that she can bring it about.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/elder-stateswoman_750057.html?page=2

  245. Wbb, I frequently listen to parts of Levin’s broadcast, which is on during a time I’m usually driving from work. I know this isn’t a well accepted POV among many here, but I’m not a huge fan of his. I do agree that some of his views and ideas are spot on, many of them having been said here for years, in terms of media and the Obama Administration. But, he, like so many of the other conservative radio personalities (probably liberals too, they just aren’t on radio much except for NPR), is too focused on the “us versus them” mentality. Everything is about conservative vs. liberal. He, like Hannity, Rush, and all of the others so despise Hillary Clinton that if she actually represented many of the values they hold dear – which, in fact, to some degree she does – they would still find a way to hate her.

    Obviously, his opinion of her, if he has good ideas otherwise, is not sufficient reason to disregard him, but it’s more than that. There is an implied distaste for feminism in general. Like Hannaty and Rush, he’s all about the good ole white boys, at least it seems that way to me. I know, I can hear you saying – rather, see you typing, “but, if something doesn’t happen to improve our economy, to fix immigration, etc. it won’t matter about anything else. The country will be down the tubes”. I’m not arguing against that point, at all. I agree with you. And, possibly, Levin’s ideas about the states accessing their power granted in the constitution (provided there are enough states to ratify), and amend the constitution in order to repair some of the damage done.

    I get why he thinks that’s the only hope, and am not arguing against that, even though it does appear to be a pretty drastic and possibly, unrealistic course of action. Granted, bold gestures are called for now, and possibly, it would work.

    I just don’t see how with Barack having a 46% approval rating – which is low in terms of politics, but not as low as it would probably need be in order for significant change to take place- I question whether the Convention of the States plan has a high probability of success. That said, it certainly may be worth a try.

    I believe in order for there to be significant change, two things have to happen (at a minimum) 1. MSM’s grip on the country, and influence over the voters will have to be diminished. I don’t know if the FCC has a role in regulating the bias – apparently not. If no legal action is to be taken, then a grassroots movement is needed, one that will demand objectivity, with facts being reported objectively, and information on US government actions and officials being reported fully, but objectively. Is that pie in the sky? It is. But, there can be no doubt that there is a place for such a news outlet. And, if one emerged. it would force CNN, NBC, FOX, and all the others who report with such bias, to either straighten up their act, or lose viewers. One way to promote such news practices is through organized boycott of the existing biased media outlets and their sponsors.

    The second thing I believe we have to have is a viable, moderate, centrist third party. Again, pie in the sky? Probably. But at no other time in recent history has a certain segment of the population been as concerned about our country as it is today. Problem is, that segment is primarily white – minus a fairly sizable chunk of latte – libs.

    In view of that, it may very well be that the Convention of the States idea could be accomplished as easily as the two suggestions above. But in terms of buying Levin’s very conservative theories, I don’t believe enough people who used to consider themselves Democrats – pre-Barack – will be able to do so. Most of us pre-Barack Dems were/are liberals – we’re just not unpatriotic progressives. We – or I should say I – don’t care to continue to have to give up those principles and ideals, which have pretty much governed the way in which I have lived my life and have been representative of my character, in order to support a person whose central belief system, from what I know of Levin, is so vastly different from my own.

    I believe that if Hillary can get into office, there is every reason to believe that she will govern from a centrist position, making the necessary compromises with Republicans in order to pass laws that will benefit this country, and that will undo some of the practices and policies established by Barack. I just don’t see her going to the far left, as some have said she seems to be doing – at least not on issues, and/or to the extent that hurt this country, as Barack’s policies have.

    I don’t really think she will be president, however, because of the media, as Admin has said, and because of people with a microphone like Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh who absolutely hate the name “Clinton”, even though I doubt any of them could justify the level of hatred they actually feel – especially for Hillary. Part of that hatred, comes from their belief that women are inferior, and have no place anywhere but the nursery or the kitchen. They do their best to keep from saying it aloud, but it is as clear as it can be. Well, I’ll admit that Hannity did seem to be enamored of Sarah Palin, but put an ugly face on her, and his enthusiasm would have dwindled in a hot second.

    I think many pre-Barack Dem women have been activists for oppressed groups for much of their adult lives. We have condemned racial discrimination and supported equal rights for African Americans. We supported GLBT rights, and engaged in activist efforts on behalf of that group. But, after seeing the level of misogyny and sexism that is rampant in this country’s political system, and in the media, in many cases – especially, conservative media, the ONLY group I give a damn about supporting at this point, is women. Obviously, I want to see this country saved from the damage the progs and media have done to it, and will continue to do. But, I also know, that when it comes to joining with the ultra-conservatives, that could only happened if feminist ideals were sacrificed. That’s just not something I can do.

  246. Went to SF today for a quiet lunch. Ended up in a photo gallery (mostly back and white photos average cost $3K0). Had an argument with the lady running the gallery. It started out about how women have to wake up, and when the discussion went to after two leaders, we need a good one statement by me, she went ballistic. She said she did not agree that O was a poor leader, and you should not have expected him to do anything with the radical Conservatives. She conveniently forgot he did little when he had a majority. She feels no one can, and that the conservatives will eventually be overcome by the Dems and become non-entity. I told her that O had not won the nomination in the first place and has done nothing to acquire the skills, and he does not think he has to. She said she does not even know what the liberal Left was (of course she is a member of it). I told her that I was very involved in that primary process and O did not win the Democratic Primary with the popular vote. it was with the Super Delegates who were threatened and bribbed. I also told her she needed to be more involved in the party process, so she can see how corrupt it is. I was lucky not to get thrown out of the Gallery. However, it would not have matters. I don’t think any negative, even rare ones are worth $3K. I wonder who buys those, rich conservatives maybe. Oh well, I better lay low for a while.

  247. Good for you, NM Fan. Sounds like you spoke truth to the ignorant. That this women didn’t get it is due to her own limitations, which she lacks to insight or understanding to recognize are limitations. As the old saying goes: Beauty is only skin deep, but stupid is to the bone.

    The woman you spoke with is exactly like the far right conservatives she so looks down upon. She’s happy with the label she has chosen for herself – liberal Democrat. She (mistakenly) thinks that because she belongs to such an inclusive party, there’s no further need to question the party, their leaders, or their actions. And, I’m sure she believes that any questions raised about the integrity, competence, and in the case of Obama, “messiahness” of the party’s leaders and elected officials are nothing more than right wing posturing. She is a true disciple of the church of “us v. them”.

    What a shame she didn’t pay close enough attention to the goings on during the 2008 primary. Anyone who didn’t try NOT to find out what Barack was about, learned more than they bargain for, and little of it, good news. This liberal Dim will remain content in her ignorance, believing that she’s one of the good people. She is the mirror image of the very people she fears and hates – the far right wingers.

    We have all said this before, but as bad as 2008 was, I’m so glad I recognized just how undemocratic the Democratic Party is. It feels really good to be independent – free from the bull shit of both parties. There are decent people in both parties. Unfortunately, in order to get elected, the good people often have to pander to the extremists of their party – whether Dem or Pub.

  248. NewMexicoFan
    August 25, 2013 at 12:11 am
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    God help that woman if she has any employees.

    If she thinks Obama is a “leader” then she does not know how to hire, or how to evaluate those she chooses.

    With these types, being pro-Obama is more of a pose than a studied position. They buy brand Obama.

    They know many wealthy people support him, so they jump on the bandwagon, without understanding the why of it.

    The reason the wealthy support him is because they see him as a politician who can bamboozle the masses, is devoid of core values, and is for sale to the highest bidder.

  249. I think our military will be heading for Syria soon. Obama needs a distraction!
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    Evidence U.S. bribed Muslim Brotherhood officials

    Document surfaces ahead of criminal trial of ousted leaders

    A question apparently being raised in next week’s trial in Cairo of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders facing criminal charges is this: Was the Obama administration paying bribes as large as $850,000 a year to the Morsi government that were distributed by top ministerial level officials to Muslim Brotherhood leaders, with the direct involvement of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo?

    WND is in possession of an official document from inside the Morsi government that lends credibility to a report published in Arabic by an Egyptian newspaper in Cairo that lists the charges brought by the current military-controlled government against Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

    As seen above, WND has obtained official records from the deposed Morsi government in Egypt, with signatures, documenting monthly “gifts” paid to Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt by the former prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani.

    The document was seized from Egyptian government offices in Cairo when the Morsi government was deposed by the military July 3.

    As translated by former PLO member and native Arabic-speaker Walid Shoebat, the monthly “gifts” listed in the document amount to bribes paid by the Morsi government to leading Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt, including an annual payment of $750,000 to $850,000 in U.S. dollars.

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/evidence-u-s-bribed-muslim-brotherhood-officials/

  250. Syria; ‘Middle East will burn if we’re attacked’

    Bashar al-Assad is threatening a scorched earth policy in the event that Syria is attacked.

    Amid reports of American preparations for a military operation in Syria, the war-torn country’s information minister warned Saturday that that attacking his country would have dangerous consequences. “A mass of flames will ignite the Middle East,” Omran al-Zoubi said in a television interview, adding that such an attack will not be a “picnic.”

    The minister conveyed a stern message from the regime in Damascus: “The American pressure will not help, it is a waste of time, and Syria will not withdraw from its fight against terror.”

    The minister further said that “the use of the Syrian opposition’s of chemical weapons shows their incompetence and confusion.” According to him, the regime has proof that the rebels made use of chemical weapons.

    What could go wrong?

    http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2013/08/syria-middle-east-will-burn-if-were.html#links

  251. We all watched a similar scenario play out in 2008. Obama and Media just take the breath out of anything anyone else has to say. Here the current focus of their strategy is NJ.
    March on Washington’s 50th anniversary commemoration draws tens of thousands
    SNIP Booker, a Democrat and rising African-American political star who is seeking a Senate seat in New Jersey, noted that he was not alive during the original march, urging his younger generation to remember that their freedoms were “bought by the struggles and the sacrifices and the work of those who came before.” His generation can never pay back that contribution, Booker said, “BUT IT IS OUR MORAL OBLIGATION TO PAY IT FORWARD.” He cautioned the audience against becoming “dumb, fat and happy, thinking that we have achieved freedom.” “There is still work to do,” Booker said, naming gun violence, discrimination in the justice system and the continuing effects of poverty as issues in need of redress.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57599979/march-on-washingtons-50th-anniversary-commemoration-draws-tens-of-thousands/

    Pelosi spoke too. We’ll never see her come out to talk to Tea Party groups.

  252. freespirit

    August 25, 2013 at 1:13 am and the following post by wbboei
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    Amen, my exact feelings. When I told her of my involvement in the Party, and how deep it was, she said she did campaigning also, but I could tell it was just on the edge. I told her to be a ward chair. She was innocent like I was, but I chose to become more involved and I, like you said, was surprised to find out that the liberal left was no better than the conservative right, extreme, and willing to do anything to get their way, even if it is illegal. They cover themselves in that they are taking care of people for the greater good. That is a disguise, and used as propaganda to lure people in. I now feel that there are good people in both parties, and I also feel that Independent is the only way I can go.

    I don’t think either extreme are going to go away soon, and if we are to have some progress, we have to work with the middle, the people who are willing to compromise. I don’t see the house changing to Dem in the next election. Should it if HRC is elected? Maybe, but she knows you get no where if you don’t work with, consider, and respect the minority an attitude that O just not only does not understand, but does not want to consider. My way or the highway is not how a true democracy works. Thanks for letting me unload.

  253. Amid reports of American preparations for a military operation in Syria, the war-torn country’s information minister warned Saturday that that attacking his country would have dangerous consequences.
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    Idiot Obama cannot draw a red line and stick to it.

    However, I suspect that Putin can, and probably has drawn such a line.

    Putin has the whammy on Obama.

    I think this is posturing.

    The real question here is does Saudi Arabia want him coming to the aid of the opposition–comprised of terrorists?

    Or, do they favor a stable government–stablility in that part of the world being a relative term.

    I suspect that the results of Arab Spring in Egypt may have a chastening effect on Saudi thinking.

    Obviously, it is impossible for us to fully assess the situation when big media is determined to keep us in the dark.

  254. I think our military will be heading for Syria soon. Obama needs a distraction!
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    There is no way that Obama can put ground troops in Syria. No way.

    Moon, if you are on line, how do you expect Turkey would react if we attack Assad.

    Could that exacerbate the refugee problem?

    And to the extent that it does cause the middle east to go up in flames

    How does that affect world oil prices, the interests of Russian and China, etc.

    Obama is a total coward.

    Can neocons back him into doing something here, against the interests of the United States.

    For McNutt (Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran) and light in the loafers Lindsay, there is always one answer.

    Military action.

    Two fine cases of arrested mental development.

    To a man with only a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

    And Syria looks like Inchon, which looks like Bella Woods, which looks like Gettysburg, which looks like Chaultepec Castle, which looks like the Battle of New Orleans, which looks like the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga.

    The only salient difference is we now have drones, and big data–the common enemy of all.

  255. Obama needs a distraction!
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    He may need a distraction, but if the thinks that an attack on Assad is the answer, then he may quickly find that the cure is worse than the disease for him, politically.

    Here is the real rub. The left will not take kindly to an attack on Syria. And the right likes to talk about how he is always bluffing, but they do not want a war over there either. The flag waving days of the American People for foreign wars half a world away, is a legacy of World War II, and that generation is no longer a factor in our politics. I think the anti American Obama is truly flummoxed. He cannot gin up war fever. He is damned if he acts, and damned if he does not act. The answer for him will be to do a symbolic act only, and then speechify about it, which will send big media into yet another round of amore, and leave us with yet another botched piece of foreign policy by Obama. Until big media is decisively defeated, the cause of the American People is hopeless.

  256. The motive of big media is not entirely what most of their critics think. It is not that they are simply a cabal of leftist. That explanation can be refuted.

    Their real motive is two-fold: first, it is grounded in economics; second, it is mired in pretentions of class.

    The economic motive lies in the fact that the communities big media scions live in PROFIT from the expansion of the federal government, at the EXPENSE of rural communities. The taxes collected under big government programs flow into Washington DC. They have helped make Washington DC the new Versailles, and the rural communities have become a picture from life’s other side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8RXmACjQsk&feature=player_detailpage.

    The class motive lies in the fact that the scions of big media come from the same schools, live in the same neighborhoods, have children the same schools, and that perch they look down on their fellow Americans. Yes, listen to them long enough and you will see that is a true statement. During the past five years, there has been so much talk about being “Harvard trained”, and the revolving door between government and the media in this administration involves those kind of people. This administration has been a boon for Harvard, and a blight for the country.

    If the people of this country came to realize the true motives of big media, which are grounded in robbing Peter to pay Paul, and reinforcing their own class structure, then perhaps the rest of the country would stop listening to them.

  257. foxyladi14
    August 25, 2013 at 10:26 am
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    You crack me up. 🙂
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    Shadowfax
    August 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm
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    I tried. However I’ve had a “calling” for a big mailing which requires significant computer time. May have to sacrifice leg. /sarcasm

  258. Much of what big media reports, and refuses to report, can be explained in terms of the above paradigm.

    I can think of no better example than the way they present the state of race relations in this country.

    In the late 1960s, while he was still a Professor at Harvard, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan diagnosed the critical problem in the black community, which was the breakdown in the black family.

    Yet that is not what big media chooses to promote.

    Instead, they attribute the problem to the civil rights grievance of a by-gone era. And they offer up an endless procession of black hucksters like Jackson and Sharpton who beat that drum.

    In short, big media has no serious interest in solving the problem. Their goal is to exploit it in every way they can.

    Now to the why of it.

    If my theory is correct, and I think it is, then here, like everywhere else, their motive is grounded in economics and class structure, then presenting the problem the way they do has two advantages for them:

    First, it provides a predicate for more government intervention and more tax dollars that flow into their pockets.

    Second, it distracts people from the real source of the problem which is the inequitable distribution of wealth in this country.

    If the problem were presented that way, then people in their class would be the villains, rather than people like Zimmerman who fit into their kambuki theater of an unfinished civil rights revolution.

    What should they do, if they were really interested in solutions?

    Well lets take the Oracle of Omaha as a case in point. He comes across as the avuncnular (meaning like an uncle) wealthy humanist, who obsesses over the fact that he pays less taxes than his secretary.

    That is all an act. Warren Buffett is a ruthless capitalist. I could give you examples.

    But if he wants to promote that fiction, then what is to say that he should not take part of his fortune and commit it to the City of Detroit. Negotiate a deal with the political establishment. Put the best educators in the country in that locale, get the union to step aside etc. Reclaim a dying city. Show it can be done. Put your money where your mouth is Warren. Go read The Gospel of Wealth, and apply it’s lessons to this country. Is that too much to ask?

  259. And how about that billionaire Harvard trained web entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg?

    He is busy playing politics on the immigration issue, supporters those who violate US law.

    Is that the highest valued use of his time and money?

    Or does he just want to be seen as a progressive activist looking for soft targets.

    I would throw out the same challenge to this young punk, as I did to the old fart Buffett.

    Go save Detroit. Don’t tell us it is a bad investment. Prove that it can be done.

    And prove to those of us who are skeptical of your bona fides that we are wrong.

  260. And when these plutocrats say–we don’t have to prove anything to you, the proper response would be as follows:

    You have the capacity to address the problem–not through government action, but through your own personal resources. Yet, you refuse to do so. You say you don’t have to prove anything? Well . . whether you like it or not, you just did. You have proved that your social conscience is a snare and a delusion.

  261. Holdthemaccountable said.
    I tried. However I’ve had a “calling” for a big mailing which requires significant computer time. May have to sacrifice leg. /sarcasm

    ___________________________________

    As long as it is nor an arm and a leg. 🙂

  262. Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown hosted the O’Reilly program the other night.

    In his opening comments, Casper Milquetoast pointed out how President Reagan and Tip O’Neill had a personal relationship which allowed them to solve vexing social problem (like slashing social security for notch babies, like my dad and ABM 94–some solution that was). And then Scott, I mean Casper looked into the camera with that winsome and vapid look he is famous for and queried if Reagan were around today, would he be called a RINO? (Like Scott was–as if he was Reagan).

    Notice how he loaded the hypothetical. The logical conclusion was unlike Reagan, Obama has no relationship with the current speaker from the other party. But Scott avers from that logical conclusion, and asks the ridiculous question would Reagan be called a RINO.

    Revelle revelle Scott. Do you believe that Reagan would have said yes to Obamacare, or to the Gang of Eight Proposal (after saying that is 1985 deal on immigration was a huge mistake).

    Scott’s replacement in Congress may be a liar when it comes to her phony native American heritage, and she may be somewhere to the left of Marx, but I cannot say as I share Professor Jacobsen’s despair that Scott is no longer in Congress.

    , and he offered an opinion piece entitled The State of the Republican Party.

  263. Looking back on 2008 and its aftermath two experiences stand out in my mind–neither one of which I am proud of.

    The first was like a Filini movie, that I did not want to be in. My business partner and I were having dinner at a decaying Italian restaurant, which was no longer owned by Italians–and that should have been the first clue that something was wrong. The second clue came when the waitress appeared, she was not Italian either, but Chinese–which is fine. As a Bonanno soldier wisely observed when demanding the vig—everybody’s gotta eat, but not there. We did the right thing and asked her whether she was a college student, and she answered in the affirmative. She added that she was a black belt in karate. And then my business partner did a very foolish thing. He asked her about the general election which was weeks away. She responded by doing an obscene dance and singing about Obama. By then Hillary had conceded, and I was supporting Obama’s opponent, McNutt, on the theory of any port in a storm. This was too much for me, and a couple martinis could not drown out the anguish. So I fired a couple questions at her, and I would have kept going but my business partner cut me off. I imagined at the time that his motives were benign and that he was merely trying to prevent me from getting my ass kicked. But as I later learned that was not the case. A few months ago, he admitted to me that he voted for Obama against Hillary in the primary, which was a shock to me because he had given me every indication that like his wife, a school teacher, he backed Hillary. Such was not the case. But now, like the doctor I spoke of the other night, who was for Obama before, but is now for Hillary, and claims he is disappointed, he is all for Hillary. I may like these people personally, but their support is a mile wide and six inches deep. They feel like they are doing me a favor for saying that they are voting for Hillary this time. Such is not the case.

    The other antecdote was from the days before Denver, when Hillary supporters were trying to come up with a strategy for Denver. I was having drinks with a lady who was a junior executive with Microsoft. Her group were from the Confluence. Their culture was far different than the one we have here at Hillaryis44. Their comments were never very deep. And they were cloak and dagger. They did not want to give out their names, and they parked several blocks away. This seemed like paranoia, but some of them worked for the state party, which had swung to Obama, thanks to the threats launched by his campaign attorney Bob Bauer, who I believe is at the heart of all of the scandals in Washington which were launched after he became White House counsel. On the way home from that meeting, I was still wearing Hillary pins, and they caught the eye of one of my neighbors. She yelled at me its over, your candidate lost, she has no future in the party, etc. At that moment, and only for a moment, I understood how people can lose their self control. Fortunately I did not. I have seen her several times since. I ask her how all that hope and change is working now. And now, like so many of these ignorant people, she says she does not want to discuss politics.

  264. New Mexico Takes a Stab at Nullifying the Constitution

    The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendments does not apply to people who work for a living.

    The First Amendment says:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Given that a person exercises his religion by living his life in harmony with his beliefs, any attempt by government to force people to commit sins is a clear and direct repudiation of the targeted individual’s First Amendment rights.

    Nonetheless, the New Mexico Supreme Court has found that a photographer who declined to photograph a gay “wedding” was at fault. One judge said:

    [Some people] now are compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives. Though the rule of law requires it, the result is sobering. It will no doubt leave a tangible mark on the Huguenins and others of similar views.
    … [I]t is the price of citizenship.

    The flaws in this reasoning are so great that one cannot help but wonder if this is an explicit attempt to overthrow the Constitution.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/new_mexico_takes_a_stab_at_nullifying_the_constitution.html#ixzz2d0rk1r5P

  265. newmexicofan…

    caught the tail end of an interview with Mark Leobovich who is promoting his new book ‘This Town’…i have not read the book but it sounds like a good read and confirmation of so many of the things we have been saying here for years…

    he did emphasize that the truth is there are no democrats or republicans in Washington, DC…they are all in the same game for themselves, including their staffs and revolving door of lobbyists and former elected officials…

    …as we have said here again and again…the two parties come together in DC for mutual profit and benefit…DC and the surrounding area has some of the highest real estate, highest earners…the recession doesn’t penetrate their shield of increasing incoming wealth and their cohorts that guarantee the gravy train they all enjoy…

    frankly, this is what people of both parties have to wake up to and realize…when it comes to the power center in DC…where are esteemed elected officials are sent to do the ‘people’s business’…they are all their for self enrichment and personal power…that is how some of the most outlandish and wasteful spending continues (millions to study catfish, etc)…they all line each others pockets…and when it comes to money…there are no democrats or republicans…just recipients that gladly accept our taxpayer mone…and recirculated “donations” for themselves and their buddies…

  266. A unanimous decision by a judicial body most charitably described as dysfunctional.

    Who are these people?

    http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2013/08/new-mexico-supreme-court-rules-photographer-cannot.html

    Who owns them?

    And are they appointed or elected?

    If they are appointed, then they are probably the flotsam and jetisom of former Governor Judas Richardson. Yes?

    If they are elected, who are their contributors.

    It is obvious that they are secular progressives.

    And, yes, they are attempting to re-write the Constitution.

    If the defendants in this case were Muslim, then I guarantee you these jamokes would have decided the case differently.

    Christians are, to this administration, soft targets, easily attacked without reprisal.

    The attack on Christians is part of a broader attack on the history traditions and values of this country.

    And the goal is to consolidate all power in the federal government, and to institute a secular religion.

  267. I am so far beyond the illusion that judges decide cases on the basis of the law and precedent that any analysis I would venture to make over a sporting case like this one begins, not with the law, but with the character, background, biases of the judges who made the decision. For me any more, that is where it starts, stops and ends. Any case can be argued from at least two sides, and sometimes from four eight or sixteen sides. So don’t try to tell me the law mandated this unanimous decision. This erroneous decision was the result of the mental processes and biases of those judges. Holmes said it best: the common law is not some brooding omnipresence in the sky (which was the 19th century natural law justification for decisionmaking) but is the articulate voice of some sovereign or quasi sovereign making conscious choices based upon the personal values and prejudices they hold, plus in some cases, where no other explanation seems to suffice, the strong possibility of undue influence of one form or another.

  268. I can think of no better example of this than John Roberts, whose decision in the Obamacare case was clearly the result of external influences, the nature and extent of which can be readily surmised.

  269. foxyladi14
    August 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    It is getting scarier by the day.

    =========

    It is getting scary, especially since – unlike obama – I think the Syrian Information Minister actually means what he says.

  270. It is a striking gesture of defiance from an administration that came to power preaching the importance of the UN, and suggests that President Barack Obama has already decided on military action against the Syrian regime, prior to–and, indeed, in the complete absence of–any authorization from the UN Security Council.

    It is not, however, the first time that the Obama administration has defied the UN. In April 2012, it indicated that it would be prepared to reach a deal with Iran that would allow that country to enrich a certain amount of uranium, in defiance of UN Security Resolution 1696, which prevents any enrichment..

    The Obama administration has complained that Russia and China are effective obstacles to any real action against Syria at the UN. But that was no less true in 2002-3, when the UN Security Council split over the question of Iraq. The Bush administration went to war anyway–a choice that Obama and the Democrats endlessly demagogued. Now Obama has reached the same impasse–and, perhaps, the same decision.

    http://bit.ly/1dfZ4R7

  271. Howard Dean: ‘God Help Us’ if Cruz Becomes President
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    Who does he mean by “us”?

    If he means the Elites of the Uni-party, then he is partially right.

    The elites will need help pulling removing the tar and feathers.

    But he is wrong to think God will help them.

    The elites will need to turn Satan.

  272. The Obama administration has reacted to Syria’s announcement that it would accept a UN investigation of alleged chemical weapons attacks by rejecting the inspections, saying that they are too little, too late.
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    Too late?

    Says whom?

    After dithering for as long as he has.

    Now they offer to open their books, and now he says it is too late?

    That makes no sense.

    He had better be careful here.

    Obama is a novice in this area.

    Unless he has some group inside the Syrian government who is willing to take action against Assad

    Putin supports Assad, and Putin has the whammie on Obama.

    Enough said.

    And don’t look for the American People to wave the flag.

    Not for Obama–or his ill conceived foreign policy.

  273. Barack Obama Ready to Out Bush Bush »

    By Larry Johnson on August 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM in Current Affairs | 28 Comments

    I wonder if the Nobel Committee now realizes how badly Barack Obama duped them. Did not do a goddamn thing and yet got the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, eight years later, Obama is going to try to start a war in Syria, using the pre-text of a highly questionable chemical weapon threat. But Obama’s impending use of military force is far more cynical and far more dangerous than anything George W. Bush did. A man of peace? I think not.

    Bush at least believed, albeit foolishly, that removing the rule of Saddam Hussein would usher in the birth of democracy and justice in the Middle East. Totally delusional, but he believed it and the military action was backed by a myopic strategic vision.

    Not so with Obama. His only reason to act is to deflect domestic political pressure. He does not like being perceived as weak and feckless. But he is weak and feckless. Pathetically weak at that. So now he will flex his military muscles and hit Syrian military sites. An act of war on par with Hitler’s invasion of Poland and Czechoslovakia. Entirely based on political theater. And he is egged on by three women–Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice and Samantha Power. None of these ladies have a clue about military strategy or tactics. For them, it is all about the superficial and temporary demonstration of power.

    The danger in this cannot be overstated. The Russians have soldiers, intelligence officers and diplomats on the ground. If we kill or maim any of them this vain attempt to punish Assad is going to escalate. Can you imagine how much pressure for military retaliation against Russian there would be if Putin attacked a country where our personnel were based and killed them?

    Obama is not alone in this madness. He has the enthusiastic backing of Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Neocons who helped manufacture the bogus case for going to war in Iraq are helping drive this new war wagon as well.

    A very dangerous time is at hand.

  274. I have to agree with him this time – sad to say. 🙁
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    Pat Buchanan: ‘Whites Are the Only Group That You Can Discriminate Against Legally in America Now’

    Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement Friday guaranteed to make liberal media members’ heads spin.

    During a discussion about Affirmative Action on PBS’s McLaughlin Group, Buchanan said, “Whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/08/24/pat-buchanan-whites-are-only-group-you-can-discriminate-against-legal#ixzz2cuHiqxo3

  275. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on “Fox News Sunday” on the possibility of President Obama weighing in on the killing of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane:

    “It would be nice if our nation were to certainly express their condolences, how very sorry we are. This is a very unusual circumstance, we don’t anticipate that someone would commit such a brutal crime upon an innocent person.

    “I think it would be a nice gesture for him to do that, Especially since the country of Australia has expressed their sentiments as to the murder itself. I think it would be a nice gesture and I certainly–that’s what I’m going to do.”

    http://bit.ly/16z5Wj8

  276. MOSCOW: Russia on Sunday welcomed Damascus’ offer to allow a mission by UN inspectors probing alleged chemical weapons use and warned the West that military action against the Syrian regime would be a “tragic mistake.”
    “We strongly urge those who, by attempting to impose their own results on the UN experts, are raising the possibility of a military operation in Syria to use their common sense and refrain from committing a tragic mistake,” foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement
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    You have this no good piece of shit RINO, Bob Corker (R-Tn) on the Sunday shows promoting a military strike. Think about that for a moment, in light of what Russia is saying, and the UN inspection process it is endorsing. The elites are now worried that by virtue of the fecklessness of their messiah that they are losing credibility in the middle east. At this point, they would be better served by obsessing over their lost virginity. When you have lost your credibility, you cannot reclaim it by lunging in all directions. That will be interpreted not as strength but derangement.

  277. When you have no strategy and the situation is unraveling desperation and delusion set in. In the closing chapter of World War II, in the European theater after Stalingrad, and in the Pacific theater after Midway deranged thinking set in on the Axis powers. That is where the elites, AND BIG MEDIA are today, and they too are now dangerous. Again, if they have an ace in the whole, insiders in Syria who are willing to eliminate Assad, then there is an element of rationality here, but I very much doubt that is the case. I rather suspect that what you are seeing now is not strategy but desperation at work, and if they proceed then big media will blow the bugle, and talk about a strange kind of patriotism which has nothing whatsoever to do with protecting the United States, and everything to do with protecting their light of love Barack Hussein Obama. You say the Nobel committee guessed wrong about him and I will of course agree. But the error of the Nobel Prize committee vis a vis Obama is as nothing compared to the error of our ruling class in thinking that this jackass could defend our interest. That proposition is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing. Nothing.

  278. Former Senator Scott Brown sidestepped growing speculation on Sunday that he is building the foundations of a campaign for president in 2016.

    Brown’s political future has been the subject of considerable chatter since he lost his Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren last November. Asked directly by Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday whether or not he would run for president, Brown avoided giving a straight answer — while still touting his reputation for moderation and bipartisanship, likely the focal points of a hypothetical candidacy.

    “I’m going to focus on taking my message, as we’ve talked about tonight, of inclusiveness and a bigger tent,” Brown said. “Because right now, there needs to be room for everybody in our tent in order for us to be effective.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/25/scott-brown-2016-fox-news_n_3813979.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037

  279. Former Senator Scott Brown sidestepped growing speculation on Sunday that he is building the foundations of a campaign for president in 2016.
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    He is in the same position as Chistie–without the extra pounds.

    What he calls bi-partisan, I call weakness.

    He is a younger vision of Romney.

    And, he could not defeat Warren, a proven liar.

    Growing speculation that he will run?

    With that illustrious record?

    I often wonder who starts these whisper campaigns.

    Staffers hoping to advance their own careers?

    HuffPo who wants a candidate they can defeat?

    Either way, it does not amount to a hill of beans.

    Unless of course big donors line up behind him.

    In that case, the pertinent question is why should they?

    I think he is a mushball.

  280. What cowards they are. Another elderly white person beat to death by a black man. She was 99 and died of multiple injuries. Her killer was 20.
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    Ms. Fannie Gumbinger Was 99 Years Old…

    She lived in up-state New York […] Gumbinger was found dead in her home at 22 Underhill Ave. early Wednesday morning.

    Freer said police are still at Gumbinger’s home Underhill Avenue today [Saturday] and expect to finish processing the crime scene this afternoon or evening.

    Police charged Javon Tyrek Rogers, 20, of the City of Poughkeepsie, with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary around 11 p.m. in connection with the homicide of Fannie Gumbinger, 99, city police Detective Lt. Edward Freer said in a written release late Friday night.

    Dutchess County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kari Reiber said that Gumbinger died of “multiple injuries,” following an autopsy Thursday, but would not say what caused her death, citing the ongoing investigation.

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/08/25/ms-fannie-gumbinger-was-99-years-old/#more-68411

  281. Leanora: Michelle got what she asked for in the whitey tapes. Under Obama, black crime has moved out of the black neighborhoods (where it is still prevalent) and into the adjacent white neighborhoods, where it is claiming an increasing number of lives. And his justice department fails to call this what it is–a hate crime, for the same reason they dropped the New Black Panther intimidation of white people at the polls case. They believe that the civil rights laws are the exclusive remedy for black people given their history, and they categorically refuse to extend that same protection to whites, in blatant violation of the equal protection clause of a constitution which they refuse to recognize and seek to destroy. It is hard for me to watch the rule of law yield to crass power politics on every front, whether that takes place on the street, in the Justice Department, or in the chambers of Chief Justice John Roberts. Where crass politics is concerned, we have vertical integration, through the very agencies who are charged with preserving the rule of law.

  282. D.C. Lobbyists are to Obamacare, as rodeo clowns are to a mad bull
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    Posted by William A. Jacobson Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 7:39pm

    No offense to rodeo clowns intended.
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    I was trying to think of a good analogy when I read this article at The Hill, ObamaCare’s architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists:

    ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.

    More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010.

    Major lobbying firms such as Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, The Glover Park Group, Alston & Bird, BGR Group and Akin Gump can all boast an ObamaCare insider on their lobbying roster — putting them in a prime position to land coveted clients.

    “When [Vice President] Biden leaned over [during healthcare signing] and said to [President] Obama, ‘This is a big f’n deal,’” said Ivan Adler, a headhunter at the McCormick Group, “he was right.”

    I think the rodeo clown – mad bull analogy works.

    The D.C. lobbyists, particularly those who helped build Obamacare and therefore are among the few who might understand it, can help distract the massive mad bullocracy which is getting ready to gouge any business in its path.

    If you have a better analogy, go ahead.

    Somewhere, Tuffy the Rodeo Clown is saying: “When you use that analogy, please add: No offense to rodeo clowns.” Done.

  283. Those same lobbyist, excluding Glover Park which is a corrupt Chicago group, are the ones who have got Boehner in a headlock. When Reid predicts that Boehner will fold in reconciliation, that is the real pressure point he has in mind. And if he does fold on that issue, and/or on immigration, he will get a million Dear John letters from the base. The RINOS have made provision for Cantor to step into the breach, but he is less trusted by the base than Boehner.

  284. The smokescreen we are seeing now from the left is that the infallible organ grinders monkey Nate Silver claims that at this point, the Republicans are within a hares breath of taking the senate. Holy shit batman! Of course this is all bullshit, and he knows it. But it has a political purpose which is to lure the Republicans into a false sense of confidence and divert monies from house races. If I were doing the predicting I would say Boehner will fold on Obamacare, Boehner will fold on illegal immigration, they will tell voters that they are the party of principle and they will fail to take the Senate and they will lose the House, then they Boehner will step down, Cantor will step up, and serious discussions will ensue about a third party. Even if they do not follow through on that threat, it needs to happen to provide the kind of leverage that could create a sea change within their party. Without it, people like Cruz, Paul and Lee will be seen as a problem for the party, rather than their last best chance to dig themselves out of a hole that will lead to their extinction.

  285. Wbb

    Exhibition in 1915. That must be what we see today in San Franciso in the Palace of Fine Arts, Shadow?
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    My grandfather immigrated to the US, was from a poor Italian family and made many of the statues on the Palace for the fair. Many were preserved and are still there on top and inside the building.

  286. My grandfather immigrated to the US, was from a poor Italian family and made many of the statues on the Palace for the fair. Many were preserved and are still there on top and inside the building.
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    I am very impressed with that Shadow. The craftsmanship of Italian artisans of that era was a wonderful thing to behold. Much of it was done in marble. And because old traditions like that, honed over the centuries by the likes of Michaelangelo, would be lost to antiquity but for places like the Palace of Fine Arts where they are preserved from the wrecking ball and the ravages of time.

    There is a beautiful coffee table book on the subject entitled The Anthropology of the Word’s Fairs: San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition. It gives you a sense of the time and the place and the politics. In it we see pictures of things like the Tower of the Jewels, the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake, the graft trials which took down the mayor and the big business interests, and the the Panama Pacific Expedition nine years later which was depicted as the recovery of the wounded bear.

    You and your family would appreciate this book. If you cannot find it, let me know and I will make arrangements to send it to you in San Francisco. Morgan Lewis and Bockius has an office there and if you want me to send it then you can pick it up there. But first see if you can find it yourself. I promise you it is worth it.

  287. Greta told Rush that he (Rush) is living in Obama’s head rent free . . . .
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    Rush Limbaugh found it more than a little amusing that President Obama name-checked him as one of the biggest roadblocks to Congress getting anything done. The president said in a CNN interview Friday morning that many Republicans privately want to work with Obama, but can’t because of pressure from Limbaugh and others. Limbaugh suggested Obama’s just deflecting from his own failures, charging that no one listens to the president anymore.

    Limbaugh added:

    “I think that nobody’s listening to Obama anymore. I don’t think he commands nearly the attention or the interest that he does, and so what he’s doing is going back to the greatest hits… He recycled this idea that the Republicans are not cooperating with him because they’re afraid of what I’m going to say about them. The Republicans are not listening to me!”

  288. Mark Levin has already exposed Boehner for working both sides of the fence–pretending to oppose Obamacare and the Gang of Eight abortion, while his PAC supports it and pressures his colleagues to do likewise. That disclosure sets the stage for a massive defection from the Republican Party if the House fails to defund Obamacare. I am quite sure their consultants are saying go ahead and ride this out, it is a long time until mid term elections, so don’t get bogged down in these issues. They will be no problem on election day.

    Now that is the kind of advice, emanating from people like Ed Gilespe who made 36 million off of Romney, that got Romney defeated in 2012. The grass roots have no intention of hanging around and seeing the same thing happen again. The minute Boehner caves on these two middle class killing issues, preparation to exit the Republican Party will begin in earnest. And, at that point, all the piety, wit and fears generated by party regulars will not lure them back to cancel half a line or all their tears wash away a word of it. They can kiss off 2016.

    How Obamacare Destroys Upward Mobility for the Middle Class
    They passed the bill…now we’re finding out what’s in it

    By: doctorg (Diary) | August 25th, 2013 at 06:05 PM | 0

    One of the dirty little secrets about Obamacare I’ve not heard reported in liberal or conservative media involves the enormous financial disincentive to upward mobility for middle class families resulting from the large tax credits required to fund the mandated benefits under Obamacare.

    Insurance subsidies drop precipitously at 200% and 300% of poverty level for singles, and at 200%, 300% and 400% of families. While employers struggle with an enormous disincentive for hiring full-time employees under Obamacare, families need to pay great care at the end of the year to not make money to avoid losing thousands in tax credits for health insurance. Let’s look at our last example…Let’s say Tim was making $90,000/year, and instead of Betsy starting her tutoring business, Tim adds a couple of hours to his schedule at the end of the day and makes an extra $5,000. Tim loses the entire $6,064 tax credit he was receiving to subsidize his insurance because his family’s income now exceeds 400% of poverty, AND he has to pay 32.65% in Federal taxes (25% income tax, 7.65% FICA) on the extra $5,000. Tim is out $7,696.50 as a result of earning an extra $5,000. That works out to a marginal Federal tax rate of 153.9% on his additional income.

    Why work harder under a system with such enormous disincentives to work? What opportunity do middle class families have to get ahead when every extra dollar they earn is effectively taxed at rates higher than those imposed by the President and his party on the “rich”?

  289. Well, its not all bad news these days. It just seems that way. Here is a piece of good news, from an unlikely source:
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    A new Public Policy Polling poll shows New Jersey Governor Chris Christie trails in Ohio by nine points against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a potential 2016 face off.

    “Clinton looks very strong in Ohio- leading Chris Christie 45/36, Jeb Bush 50/36, Rand Paul 51/36, and Paul Ryan 52/36 as well- but Kasich does the weakest on the home front,” the polling firm wrote on Friday announcing the results. “One thing that is not helping his cause is the controversial abortion restrictions he signed into law this summer- only 34% of voters support them to 40% opposed.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/25/Poll-Hillary-beats-Christie-by-9-points-in-Ohio

    In a New York Times op-ed, Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt noted that so goes Ohio, so goes the nation.

    “Ohio is the only state that has voted for the victor of the past 12 presidential elections,” Hunt wrote. “It is the embodiment of Middle America and swings back and forth from Republican red to Democratic blue.”

    President Barack Obama won Ohio in 2012 by three points and won the election. Christie is a favorite among moderate Republicans for 2016, and while plenty can change in the coming years, being nine points behind Clinton in arguably the nation’s most critical state for a presidential election could cause reservations for the governor’s possible run.

  290. wbboei
    August 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Leanora: Michelle got what she asked for in the whitey tapes.
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    Things seem to be going exactly as you described, but I didn’t know there were any ‘whitey tapes’. I heard about them during the 2008 campaign, but I wasn’t sure if they really existed. I thought they might just be more political propaganda.

  291. Oh my. Has it come to this? This is not ‘criminal mischief’. This is an act of terrorism!
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    Investigators Probe Blast at Site of Controversial Cross Memorial

    Someone ignited an improvised explosive device next to a war memorial cross that a prominent atheist group wanted removed from a public park in Coos Bay, Ore., an attorney for the city told Fox News.

    An official statement on the city’s website called it an act of “criminal mischief” and stated that an ”unknown person(s) vandalized the memorial with an improvised explosive device.”

    “We unfortunately are now to the point where explosive devices are being placed next to crosses,” said Hiram Sasser, director of litigation at the Liberty Institute.

    The Texas-based Liberty Institute was hired by the city to determine the constitutionality of the Mingo Park Vietnam War Memorial cross.

    The cross is still standing, but did sustain superficial damage, Coos Bay City Manager Roger Craddock told Fox News.

    “Other than some charred marks on the cement structure there was no real damage to the memorial,” he said.

    The blast startled local residents as well as dispatchers at the local police station, according to local news reports.

    The cross had been donated to the city in 1972 but had become the center of controversy recently when the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent city officials a letter demanding they remove the cross.

    “We have no objection to the veterans’ memorials,” FFRF attorney Rebecca Markert wrote to the city. “Our objection is to the message of endorsement of Christianity over other religions and non-religions.”

    The FFRF is a Wisconsin-based group of freethinkers, atheists and agnostics that has a history of targeting small towns and communities on issues regarding public displays of the Christian faith.

    “These people will stop at nothing to intimidate communities to tear down their veterans memorials,” Sasser told Fox News. “Now the crazies are trying to blow one up.”

    Police are working with explosives specialists from the Oregon State Police but so far they do not have any suspects.

    Sasser said it’s fortunate no one was hurt by the blast.

    http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/war-memorial-cross-damaged-by-bomb-blast.html

  292. Sentencing phase of Fort Hood trial begins Monday
    Snip Prosecutors want Hasan to join just five other U.S. service members currently on military death row, and are planning to put more than a dozen grieving relatives on the witness stand. Three soldiers who survived being shot by Hasan but were left debilitated or unfit for service are also expected to testify. But most will be widows, mothers, children and siblings of the slain, who are expected to tell a jury of 13 high-ranking military officers about their loves ones and describe the pain of living the last four years without them. What they won’t be allowed to talk about are their feelings toward Hasan or what punishment they think he deserves. Osborn told military prosecutors Friday to make sure their witnesses understood what topics were out of bounds. She was also considering excluding some family photos that could be considered duplicative, such as two different pictures of a victim in uniform. “I understand the family members have memories of their loved ones,” Osborn said. “But that’s not part of the ruling I must make in a court of law.” Jurors must be unanimous to sentence him to death. No American soldier has been executed since 1961. Many military death row inmates have had their sentences overturned on appeal, which are automatic when jurors vote for the death penalty. The U.S. president must eventually approve a military death sentence.
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/26/sentencing-phase-fort-hood-trial-begins-monday/

  293. Black Lawmakers agree that there has been little, if any, narrowing of the racial divide since the selection of Barack Obama, but apparently, fail to recognize that he has been the architect of that divisiveness. It serves the purpose of Obama and the Dem Party to make blacks believe that the party is their only ally in this “racist” (as Barack and Holder would have people believe) country. Remember that speech where Barack tried to portray himself as a regular homie, since the audience was primarily black, and had a laugh with the crowd about people (actually, white people – though he carefully avoided specifying race) trying to “bamboozle” them? Barack has been the real bamboozler, willing to incite racial tension, ready to allow both blacks (and whites) to suffer, in order to ensure that they vote in great numbers, and that they always vote Dem.

    I guess he’s setting the stage for Booker, or Meechelle. Keep people dependent and make them think they must rely on the Dem Party in order for their civil rights to be protected. I guess it’s really a brilliant strategy – if you don’t give a damn about the quality of life of Americans, and especially of black Americans.

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    “Black lawmakers lament flaring of racial tensions under Obama”
    By Niall Stanage –

    “Right after the election of the president, I would have thought it was going in a positive direction, but I am not so sure anymore,” she said.

    “I think we have lost ground as it relates to our tolerance of people who are different or people who we believe have not worked hard enough. You hear the language all the time on talk radio — the buzzwords, often primarily directed at low-income people and communities of color.”

    Fudge’s party colleague and fellow CBC member Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) suggested that the presence of the first black president has sparked more open conversation about racial issues. This, she suggested, could be seen as a positive development overall, yet one that has also led to bruised feelings.

    In the past, “so much was swept under the rug,” Lee said. “The country for whatever reason has not confronted race in the way that it should. With stop-and-frisk and all the issues around income inequality, you really have to wonder [how much things have improved.] But I think a lot of it is to do with the idea that race has been an issue that we can talk about.”

    Large swathes of the general public also hold a nuanced view of the country’s progress, according to a poll released last week by the Pew Research Center.

    While 45 percent of Americans said they think the United States has made a lot of progress toward realizing King’s dream of racial equality, 36 percent were more circumspect, saying only “some” progress has been made. Fifteen percent said that the advancements had either been small or non-existent.

    Forty-nine percent of Americans believe there is a long way to go before something akin to a color-blind society can be realized.

    Pew was also the latest of numerous surveys to underline how economic disparities have tracked along racial lines during Obama’s presidency, just as they did before.’

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/318601-black-lawmakers-lament-flaring-of-racial-tensions-under-obama#ixzz2d51pCgMe

  294. freespirit
    August 26, 2013 at 9:37 am
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    First let me say I am not a Racist.I believe in total Equality for everyone.
    I do think there has been great progress made.
    We have an AA Potus for goodness sake. 🙂

  295. foxyladi14
    August 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

    freespirit
    August 26, 2013 at 9:37 am
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    First let me say I am not a Racist.I believe in total Equality for everyone.
    I do think there has been great progress made.
    We have an AA Potus for goodness sake. 🙂
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    Isn’t it amazing Foxy? Just as Barack transformed the Clintons into “racists” in the minds of the black community, he has managed to paint all whites as such. If the black community, including black leaders with whom Bill Clinton had worked side by side on behalf of African Americans, were so easily convinced that Bill and Hillary were racists, it was no trick at all to convince them that all whites were the enemy.

    Like you, I’m not racist – in the accepted, traditional sense of the term. However, King Barack has redefined racism as any white or half-Hispanic individual who will not willingly allow an African American to beat the hell out of him or her; who wants to hold African Americans and Whites equally accountable, if they commit a heinous act of violence – such as beating an old man to death – no provocation, no real motive – just for sh88s and giggles.

  296. Leanora
    August 26, 2013 at 4:30 am
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    I can no longer be skeptical of anything I hear about Obama, because as bad as it sounds, when the truth comes out it is even worse.

    All I can tell you about the whitey tapes is Larry Johnson swears they exist, and Hillary supporters in Boston who were among her fiercest supporters—according to a Boston attorney I met during the West Virginia campaign, they were ready to hold the entire party responsible for what they did to Hillary, they assured a friend of mine that the tapes existed but that Hillary did not want to use them for fear that it would divide the party, which if true was foolish. Also, I met a young lady on the campaign trail who swore that she too had seen them. She had a name in the blogosphere, but my fading memory cannot recall what it was.

  297. Yes, all, NM is in the national news again on Gay Marriage.

    The State Supreme court has not acted on the issue. The Attorney General King, want to run for Gov, so he has refused to decide the issue, so Dona Ana County took it upon itself late last week to start marrying Gay People. Next Santa Fe, was ordered by a Judge to marry gay people or come before the courts to explain why not, so she immediately started issuing licenses. In Dona Ana County a renegade Catholic Church has a line to marry.

    Of course the Rep Gov is outraged, and wants a vote of the population. They say that this all will be stopped by the courts in short order. Stayed tuned, as we in the Southwest continue to be in the news.

  298. There are realllly no surprises left here. Not for me anyway. The RINOS are the ones who are about to be surprised, with the surprise of their useless lives. Their party is going the way of the dinosaur, because it will not fight. After Boehner caves on illegal immigration and on obamacare, the people who count will give the entire party a vote of no confidence. They are on the cusp of awakening a sleeping giant. And third party discussions will begin in earnest. It is getting to the point where the base does not care about winning elections. All they want is to see these RINOS gone. They have nothing to offer the base but lies and deceit. The personal survival plan for the extinct RINO will be to become a K street lobbyist. The only problem with that strategy is nobody will pay them to lobby, and no public official will listen.

  299. The RINO strategy is to delay rather than defund Obamacare, hoping that by doing so, and keeping it front and center, which will require Democrats in red states to defend it, and will put Obama in the position where he owns the coming chaos.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/how-fight-obamacare_750058.html#

    This is more self delusion, by the RINOS. And, when the chips are down they will fall on their sword, like they always do. This strategy is too clever by the halves, and it has very little traction outside the beltway. By very little, I mean none, save in the column of that delusional RINO Rick Moran.

    When the shit hits the fan, and the RINOS run for cover, the public will say, we do not give a damn about your straw votes against Obama care. Action speaks louder than words. You failed to defund it. Ergo you own it, just as much as Obama and his party do. It is not just Obamacare. It is also Boehnercare.

  300. Lenora, this from Advance Indiana website, has the following explanation regarding the “Whitey Tapes”. It’s from back in 2008, and cites “hillblog” as the source, but a search for this info at “hillblog” produced nothing:

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    Wednesday, June 04, 2008

    “Michelle Obama’s “Whitey” Rant”

    A pro-Clinton blog, HillBlog, provides the most detailed description of the infamous videotape where Michelle Obama, wife of the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, goes off on a racist rant against “whitey.” Ironically, her outburst is reported to have happened at a conference in Chicago at Trinity Church of Christ which President Bill Clinton had earlier attended. His presence at the conference is cited as one of the reasons for her racist outburst. Who knew Bill Clinton was to blame for the death of so many Africans? At one time, you could purchase this videotape on the church’s website. The photo above, courtesy of Larry Johnson’s No Quarter blog, was taken at the conference. This is how the blog describes the videotape, which you can bet will be used by the Republicans this fall:

    The Michelle Obama Rant Tape was filmed between June 26th – July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women’s Event.

    Michelle Obama appeared as a panelist alongside Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan and Mrs. James Meeks. Bill Clinton spoke during the Conference, as did Bill Cosby and other speakers, but not at the panel Michelle attended. Michelle Obama spoke at the Women’s Event, but referenced Bill Clinton in her rant — his presence at the conference was the impetus for her raving, it seems.
    Following is quoted directly from Hillblog:

    ‘For about 30 minutes, Michelle Obama launched into a rant about the evils of America, and how America is to blame for the problems of Africa. Michelle personally blamed President Clinton for the deaths of millions of Africans and said America is responsible for the genocide of the Tutsis and other ethnic groups. She then launched into an attack on “whitey”, and talked about solutions to black on black crime in the realm of diverting those actions onto white America. Her rant was fueled by the crowd: they reacted strongly to what she said, so she got more passionate and enraged, and that’s when she completely loses it and says things that have made the mouths drop of everyone who’s seen this.

    The “tape” is a DVD that Trinity United sold on its website, and possibly offered free for download up until March 2008 when Trinity’s site was scrubbed and the DVDs were no longer offered for sale.

    This outburst happened just one month before the 2004 Democratic Convention, when Barack Obama delivered the keynote address.’
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    Advance Indiana article continues here:

    UPDATE: Obama was asked by a reporter about the alleged videotape. Here’s his response:

    Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday batted down rumors circulating on the Internet and mentioned on some cable news shows of the existence of a video of his wife using a derogatory term for white people, and criticized a reporter for asking him about the rumor, which has not a shred of evidence to support it.

    “We have seen this before. There is dirt and lies that are circulated in e-mails and they pump them out long enough until finally you, a mainstream reporter, asks me about it,” Obama said to the McClatchy reporter during a press conference aboard his campaign plane. “That gives legs to the story. If somebody has evidence that myself or Michelle or anybody has said something inappropriate, let them do it.”

    Asked whether he knew it not to be true, Obama said he had answered the question.

    “Frankly, my hope is people don’t play this game,” Obama said. “It is a destructive aspect of our politics. Simply because something appears in an e-mail, that should lend it no more credence than if you heard it on the corner. Presumably the job of the press is to not to go around and spread scurrilous rumors like this until there is actually anything, an iota, of substance or evidence that would substantiate it.”

    advanceindianablogspot.com

  301. Disgraceful. 😡

    The day after thousands rallied to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, the National Mall looks like a trash dump.

    The grass from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial is covered Sunday with empty soda cans, water bottles, boxed lunches, newspapers, a broken chair and rally signs. The Reflecting Pool also was filled with trash.

    Although the trash cans were full along the expanse, the attendees did not attempt to leave their garbage near the bins. Instead, they left everything on the grass where they stood.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/25/miller-martin-luther-kings-legacy-national-mall-co/?#ixzz2d5kniTDI
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  302. Lenora, as I recall, one reason given for not making the tape public, and using it as part of the Republican campaign leading up to the general election, was that the Obama people were claiming that Meechelle was not saying “whitey”, she was using another term that just sounded like ” whitey” on the tape – I can’t remember what that word was supposed to be, just that she was being falsely accused of saying “whitey”. Bull. She has made her feeling about this country and white Americans abundantly clear. So has Barack. Of course, the media has refused to allow any damning info about the first couple come to light.

    I doubt that was the real reason McCain didn’t allow use of the “whitey tape”. He had lots of ammo against Barack that he wouldn’t use. Go figure.

  303. Should We Delay or Defund Obamacare?
    The Heritage Foundation
    08/26/2013

    Conservatives are united in one idea: Obamacare is devastating policy for America. To halt its destructive effects, some are saying Congress should merely delay the law. But to truly stop it, Obamacare must be defunded.

    Some conservatives are arguing for postponing the individual mandate and employer mandate for one year. Others add that Obamacare’s new entitlements should be delayed.

    Delay is not enough.

    Obamacare is far more than the individual mandate, the employer mandate, and the new entitlement spending. It’s a massive, government-centered restructuring of American health care.

    Simply delaying Obamacare:

    …doesn’t stop Obamacare from harming people. Regulators could continue to enforce the Health and Human Services (HHS) anti-conscience mandate and issue new Obamacare rules that raise costs and premiums for struggling businesses and families alike.

    …is a gift to the Obama Administration. Federal bureaucrats have missed nearly half of their self-imposed deadlines to get the law up and running. Why provide them more time to make sure thousands of regulations are entrenched in the private health care sector?

    …doesn’t stop Obamacare programs from launching. A 53-page Obamacare timeline shows that in 2014 alone, 27 separate Obamacare programs and requirements are scheduled to take effect.

    Obamacare is disastrous for individuals, businesses, and doctors alike. The law is unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable. Congress can halt Obamacare’s devastating impact by defunding it entirely before the law’s health insurance exchanges take effect on October 1. This timing is also crucial because Congress will have to make a decision on funding the government before then.

    As Heritage’s senior policy analyst Chris Jacobs explained in this video, it is possible to defund the law—and it doesn’t require a government shutdown. “Conservatives want to keep the federal government open. We just want to shut down Obamacare.”

    Because full defunding will stop all of Obamacare’s programs, and all of its new regulations, it is the strongest play for those who want to stop Obamacare cold.

  304. Obama Picks Cass Sunstein, America’s Joseph Goebbles, to Serve on the NSA Oversight Panel

    It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation of public opinion.”
    “We shall go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time, or as the greatest criminals”
    – Joseph Goebbles, Head of Hitler’s Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

    Only under the Obama Presidency, in which every appointment, minor or major, is handed only to the most corrupt, devious crony to be found, can a man like Cass Sunstein be appointed to serve on the NSA oversight panel. Cass is a noted propagandist, who has advocated that government agents should infiltrate groups and discussions that push “conspiracy theories” (read my article on how to know if you are a conspiracy theorist) in order to delegitimize them. But don’t take my word for it. The Washington Post wrote the following a couple of days ago:

    The Obama administration is reportedly proposing Cass Sunstein as a member of a panel to review the surveillance practices of the National Security Agency (NSA), among other former White House and intelligence staffers. Sunstein was the head of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs until last year, when he returned to teaching at Harvard Law School.

    While at Harvard in 2008, Sunstein co-authored a working paper that suggests government agents or their allies “cognitively infiltrate” conspiracy theorist groups by joining ”chat rooms, online social networks or even real-space groups” and influencing the conversation.

    The paper also suggests that the government “formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech.” That sounds an awful lot like the 50 Cent Party of online commentators who are paid per comment by the Chinese communist party to sway public opinion.

    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2013/08/25/obama-picks-cass-sunstein-americas-joseph-goebbles-to-serve-on-the-nsa-oversight-panel/

  305. The implementation of Obamacare is underway as we speak. The RINO position of delay becomes an implicit endorsement. If you delay it long enough it will become a fait a compli. That is the message of the Heritage Foundation. Ergo, when the shit hits the fan and RINOS play the not invented here card, the answer will be by failing to defund it, you approved it.

  306. Leanora
    August 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Obama Picks Cass Sunstein, America’s Joseph Goebbles, to Serve on the NSA Oversight Panel
    —————————-

    An agent provocateur may be a police officer or a secret agent of police who encourages suspects to carry out a crime under conditions where evidence can be obtained; or who suggests the commission of a crime to another, in hopes they will go along with the suggestion and be convicted of the crime.

    A political organization or government may use agents provocateurs against political opponents. The provocateurs try to incite the opponent to do counter-productive or ineffective acts to foster public disdain—or provide a pretext for aggression against the opponent

  307. Doug Schoen on Syria: I predict we will attack

    The Political Insiders discussed the situation in Syria as UN Inspectors reach the scene of a possible chemical weapons attack. According to a UN spokesperson, the inspectors came under fire by unidentified snipers in Damascus.

    Fox News Contributor and co-host of Political Insiders Doug Schoen says this attack is sending a strong message.

    “I take this mortar or sniper fire to be a direct insult, effectively, not only to the UN but to the United States, basically daring us to do something.”

    In a discussion with Former NY Congressman John LeBoutillier, the former pollster for President Clinton said the administration don’t know what to do.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/26/doug-schoen-on-syria-predict-will-attack/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29#ixzz2d6IN0ciA

  308. NewMexicoFan
    August 25, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Went to SF today for a quiet lunch. … Had an argument with the lady running the..

    —-
    Ah yes NMF, I have been in those very arguments in the Bay Area. The same excuse is always given, ‘Poor lil’ Barry is prevented from being an okay pResident because of all the meanies that stop him…”

    They still don’t want to hear it is THEIR fault for voting in this total incompetent, slacker. They also don’t want to believe that the HellCare bill is a disaster and not free health care for everyone.

    I live in the land of idiots.

  309. Hillary won the primary in California!
    And Ohio and New York and on and on.She actually won but was was cheated out of the Presidency.
    There I have said it.. 🙂

  310. Oh no – is this deja vu? The build up to the war, the search for WMDs. To me John Kerry’s speech to the nation sounded very much like Colin Powell’s speech to the UN. Here we go again!

  311. The lady in the photo gallery asked me I was saying he was an illegitimate President. I said, well what do you call a President who lost the popular vote, and then threatened and bribed the Super Delegate.

    Believe me she was fuming and I thought she was going to have a stroke.

    However, I could not stop my self from speaking the truth as I knew it. I told her I was War chair, and had run the Primary in my area. When we ran out of ballots, the Dems control center ignored my calls, so we Zeroxed the ballots. Hillary won in my section. However, the Obama areas had plenty of ballots.

    So what do you call that. If the shoe fits wear it.

    HE WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE AN ILLEGITIMATE PRESIDENT.

  312. As i have been thinking recently, the syrian chemical attack is all too easy and convenient……when you see stuff like this.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2402174/CIA-helped-Saddam-Hussein-carry-chemical-weapons-attack-Iran-1988-Ronald-Reagan.html

    CIA ‘helped Saddam Hussein carry out chemical weapons attack on Iran’ in 1988 under Ronald Reagan

    U.S. fed intelligence to Iraq about whereabouts of Iranian forces
    Iraq deployed mustard gas and sarin in 1988 on the back of the information
    U.S. administration supported Iraq during the eight-year conflict
    Up to 20,000 Iranian troops were killed by mustard gas and nerve agents from Iraqi forces during the war

    The United States helped Saddam Hussein attack Iran with chemical weapons in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war, it has been claimed.

    Ronald Regan’s administration, who supported the Iraqi dictator topple two decades later by the Bush government, fed information to Baghdad that helped them launch strikes.

    U.S. officials gave Saddam’s army details about the whereabouts of Iranian forces in 1988 knowing that he would deploy chemical weapons, Foreign Policy magazine reported.

    …………………..

    Would anyone be surprised…if this is a rerun.

  313. OKAY!!!! If you have never said “…I told you so!!!!!!…” to the idiot obots that continue to claim that bumbles is this guy that will transform everything Bush did into roses and pink dandelions, FORWARD THEM THIS ARTICLE!!!!!

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2013/08/25/russia-warns-u-s-over-syria-says-obama-like-bush/

    Admin – Kudos to you!! Have you seen this pic somewhere before? 😉

    Here is the same article from Reuters. This nonsense that bumbles can insult or bully a GOP member with no fear stops at the waters edge. He tried that mess with Putin once and got slammed. Lets see if he has the stones to pull the trigger now.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/25/us-syria-crisis-us-russia-idUSBRE97O09W20130825

    Wbb posted a great article from No Quarter about how if we do engage in military action against Syria, it will be as a result of bumbles not wanting to appear weak by his opponents stateside.

    Think about that for a minute. bumbles could be willing to send men and women to die so that he doesn’t appear weak to his political opponents, i.e. an extended campaign photo op.

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016

  314. BREAKING NEWS; A Bernalillo County NM Judge has declared it non-constitution to not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. That is the 3rd county in NM to do so. SF has been inundated with couples getting married today. That declaration came on Friday late, and Monday was the first time they had an opportunity to get married.

    This is amazing that this is happening under a Republican Gov. A 1K certificates have been printed up in Bernalillo County in anticipation of marriages tomorrow.

    NM in the news again.

  315. freespirit
    August 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    whitey=”why he” was the ridiculous explanation by the fraud camp

  316. Breaking911 @Breaking911

    WAR DRUMS: An official tells @CNN The U.S. could strike #Syria within hours- @PoliticaILine -Israelis scramble for gas masks- @TimesofIsrael
    6:23 PM – 26 Aug 2013
    US Strike on Syria Coming “Within Hours”?
    —Ace

    Earlier I saw a tweet, specifically reporting a “rumor,” that Russians were getting on to their ships and withdrawing from Syria. Russia denies this, but I’m starting to think it’s true:

  317. gonzotx
    August 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    freespirit
    August 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    whitey=”why he” was the ridiculous explanation by the fraud camp
    ___________

    That’s it. And it was ridiculous. Any absurd ridiculous excuse put forth by Obama is acceptable in the eyes of media and apparently, the Dem Party, it seems.

    Obama apparently, is really going after Syria. With other world powers discussing actions against the Syrian government, maybe his action is not that out of the ordinary. But, it’s certainly out of character for him to make a quick decision about anything, and even more unusual for him to actually take any action. Larry’s probably spot-on regarding this. Obama wants to shake his little fist in Putin’s face.

    It’s just plain scary to think that Obama is in charge of anything during a crisis such as this. Kerry’s had some experience, at least, but can you doing anything other than agreeing with Barack? Not likely.

    What a time for O to start trying to grow him some cajones!

  318. Believe me. This aint fucking Obama. Somebody above his pay grade is ordering this. Most likely Saudi Arabia. And it sure as hell ain’t Jarrett, Michelle, or that idiot Power. This is coming from a higher level. Never forget this. Obama is a puppet. He is afraid to act without the nod. He ain’t the man. Trust me on that one. Our foreign policy in the middle east as well as his ascension to the office of president was their handiwork. Larry is where I am on all this crap.
    —————————————————-

    Questions Obama Must Answer on Syria

    By Larry Johnson on August 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM in Current Affairs

    My voice is hoarse from screaming at the television. Goddamn the warmongers keen on launching the United States into the midst of another sectarian civil war. Obama and his team of mediocrities are choosing to side with the Sunni extremists. Quite happy and content to ignore the fact that it is out of the Sunni mindset that Al Qaeda and Bin Laden were born. Of course, this brainless activity is not confined to Obama and the Dummycrats. Republicans, generally the conservative set, also are eager to “set the world right.”

    I just listened to that moron, Brent Bozell, complain about how unfair the media was to George W. Bush, who was eager to start a war using the illusory recovery of non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, with the generally positive reviews that Barack Obama is getting for making empty threats against Syria. Are guys like Bozell really this fucking stupid? Does he not comprehend that Bush’s ill-advised adventure in Iraq has sown the seeds for the sectarian strife now shaking the region? The war between Shias and Sunnis ain’t our battle and should not be our concern. If they want to kill each other, let them.

    Obama must be required to answer some fundamental questions before he is allowed to risk the life of one US soldier, marine, sailor or pilot in or near Syria.

    Question 1: What is the actual medical evidence supporting the allegation that a nerve agent (e.g., SARIN) was used on the people shown on television?

    Recover the bodies and do autopsies. What did the people actually die of?

    Question 2: Who gave the order to use chemical weapons? If the Government of Syria actually carried out an attack with a military grade chemical weapon, then there must exist a signal intercept of the order. The Israelis are claiming they have such proof. I seriously doubt it, but since the claim is now public, show us the proof and provide, even better, provide a copy of the actual audio. If that exists then the evidence is total and damning. But we have seen this bullshit before, courtesy of Colin Powell (another buffoon) yammering before the UN Security Council.

    Question 3: How were the chemical agents delivered? These was not a simple case of two guys with toxic water pistols running around squirting folks. A Chemical attack requires concentrated, massive fire. It is not just one or two shells or bombs. Were the alleged agents delivered via bombs or artillery shells?

    I do not make a single apology for being skeptical. Obama is a liar. Bush was a liar. Very simple. And I am not going to trust another politician eager to start a war without proof certain. Been down this road before.

  319. Wait for the UN Inspectors. Without hard evidence these things are too easily manipulated. I suspect that Saudi Arabian lobbyists are pushing this. Notice how they are NOT mentioned in the FOX news article above–which means they are involved covertly.

    Think about this foolish rush to judgement, in terms of what has happened before. Remember how in the lead up to Gulf I the Kuwait government produced lying witnesses and false evidence to induce us to attack Sadam. Those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. As for the Europeans, if they are so keen to attack Assad,let them do it. I have no patience with old Europe in these matters. They are fair weather friends.

    Again, anyone who believes Obama is calling the shots here . . . is a loon. It is not in his nature. And jerks like McNutt and Light in the Loafers Lindsay? They never met a foreign war they did not like.
    ———————————

    PRESSURES MOUNT ON OBAMA’S SYRIA WAITING GAME – As U.N. weapons inspectors try to make their way through sniper fire to the scene of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, the pressure for and against an American military strike against Syrian government forces is intensifying.

    Russia, China and others are lined up against any intervention while our European allies are pushing Obama harder for an attack, saying Western powers may need to circumvent the U.N., as they did in Libya to depose that country’s former government.

    Ed Henry wants to know: “One year and six days after drawing the red line, how does the man who first ran against a ‘dumb war’ in Iraq now make the case for military intervention in Syria?”

    Past troubles inform current quandary – Given not only Obama’s massive criticism of his predecessor for not allowing weapons inspectors and the U.N. process more time to work against Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime, but also the unhappy outcome of the NATO intervention in Libya, the president has been in a bind on Syria. His hope that secret arms shipments to Islamist rebels would bring down the Syrian regime before the slaughter worsened or the war spilled over Syria’s boarders seems to have fallen short. So now what?

    Foreign warnings – Fox News:

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned the United States not to take military action against his country.

    In comments published Monday in the Russian newspaper Izvestia: “Failure awaits the United States as in all previous wars it has unleashed”. Russia’s foreign ministry, an ally of Assad’s, released a statement saying that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had urged restraint to John Kerry when the two spoke by phone Sunday.

    [Watch FOX: Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee discusses whether or not Obama will take military action in Syria in the 9 a.m. ET hour]

    Baier Tracks: Next Steps On Syria… – “If the movements inside the Pentagon, according to sources, are any indication – the U.S. is preparing to do SOMETHING in Syria. How much or how little? The next few days are critical. A special guest on ‘Special Report’ will lay out the details on the Syrian rebels like you’ve never seen them.” – Bret Baier.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/26/will-obama-wait-for-un-on-syria-strike/#ixzz2d8uOAaq5

  320. wbboei

    I do not make a single apology for being skeptical. Obama is a liar. Bush was a liar. Very simple. And I am not going to trust another politician eager to start a war without proof certain. Been down this road before.
    ______________

    No apology needed. It is, after all, Obama we’re talking about. You’re right to distrust, and so should anyone and everyone in this country. More than a decade of our military people being maimed, permanently disabled, or killed is too much – not to mention the death and destructed visited upon others. And once our soldiers return home – inadequate services, months of waiting to be approved for disability, PTSD and other difficult issues for them and their spouses and children.

    What was the rush? Kerry declared that the determination had been made that the government had used chemical weapons on the people. Even if the UN inspectors could not get access to all the info needed, had Barack and Kerry – aka Frank and Jessie – waited for their inspection to be completed, this would have lent the appearance of reasonable action. In the segment I heard of Kerry’s speech, he challenged the morality of anyone who questioned whether the weapons used were chemical, and whether they were used by the government. Such a degree of certainty is not the norm, particularly when there seems to be so few leaders and potential leaders who are “good guys”. Additionally, there have been so many conflicting reports even about the number of people killed. Assumptions can be wrong. So can intel – wrong or reported incorrectly. Bush can attest to that – no WMD in Iraq, at least none that could be proven.

    I know congressional approval was not required, but they should have had an oversight role in this, particularly given the serious concerns about Russia’s reaction. Why is congress never involved until after the fact? They returned from vacay today.

  321. Some cute comments, at Obama’s expense/

    First it was “Chemical Ali” who worked for Saddam Hussein. Now it’s “Chemical Barack” Hussein Obama.

    Are the Husseinists in charge?

    You sure that isn’t Chemical Barri, our transgender president?

    Chemical Barack – goodness sakes, that sounds like he does drugs ….. or something.

  322. Well, at least congress CAN disagree with Obama. Maybe that break gave some of them the opportunity to grow a spine.

    From politico:

    snip

    “On Hill, deep skepticism about Syria entanglement”

    By JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER | 8/26/13 6:16 PM EDT Updated: 8/26/13 9:35 PM EDT

    “A raft of Republican and Democratic lawmdakers — including those directly involved in intelligence oversight — think the U.S. would be wise to take a pass on military intervention in the war-torn country.”

    snip

    http://www.politico.com

  323. wbboei

    “Chemical Barack – goodness sakes, that sounds like he does drugs ….. or something”.
    ____________

    Lol. And your point would be?

  324. To whose benefit would the use of nerve gas on Syrian women and children redound? Certainly not Assad’s, as we can see from the furor and threats against him that the use of gas has produced.

    The sole beneficiary of this apparent use of poison gas against civilians in rebel-held territory appears to be the rebels, who have long sought to have us come in and fight their war.

    ———————————

    Congress Should Veto Obama’s War
    Tuesday – August 27, 2013 at 1:09 am

    By Patrick J. Buchanan

    “Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” said Barack Obama last week in an astonishing remark.

    For in the Constitution, Congress appears as the first branch of government. And among its enumerated powers are the power to tax, coin money, create courts, provide for the common defense, raise and support an army, maintain a navy and declare war.

    But, then, perhaps Obama’s contempt is justified.

    For consider Congress’ broad assent to news that Obama has decided to attack Syria, a nation that has not attacked us and against which Congress has never authorized a war.

    Why is Obama making plans to launch cruise missiles on Syria?

    According to a “senior administration official … who insisted on anonymity,” President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people last week in the two-year-old Syrian civil war.

    But who deputized the United States to walk the streets of the world pistol-whipping bad actors. Where does our imperial president come off drawing “red lines” and ordering nations not to cross them?

    Neither the Security Council nor Congress nor NATO nor the Arab League has authorized war on Syria.

    Who made Barack Obama the Wyatt Earp of the Global Village?

    Moreover, where is the evidence that WMDs were used and that it had to be Assad who ordered them? Such an attack makes no sense.

    Firing a few shells of gas at Syrian civilians was not going to advance Assad’s cause but, rather, was certain to bring universal condemnation on his regime and deal cards to the War Party which wants a U.S. war on Syria as the back door to war on Iran.

    Why did the United States so swiftly dismiss Assad’s offer to have U.N. inspectors — already in Damascus investigating old charges he or the rebels used poison gas — go to the site of the latest incident?

    Do we not want to know the truth?

    Are we fearful the facts may turn out, as did the facts on the ground in Iraq, to contradict our latest claims about WMDs?

    Are we afraid that it was rebel elements or rogue Syrian soldiers who fired the gas shells to stampede us into fighting this war?

    With U.S. ships moving toward Syria’s coast and the McCainiacs assuring us we can smash Syria from offshore without serious injury to ourselves, why has Congress not come back to debate war?

    Lest we forget, Ronald Reagan was sold the same bill of goods the War Party is selling today — that we can intervene decisively in a Mideast civil war at little or no cost to ourselves.

    Reagan listened and ordered our Marines into the middle of Lebanon’s civil war.

    And he was there when they brought home the 241 dead from the Beirut barracks and our dead diplomats from the Beirut embassy.

    The only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn from history. Congress should cut short its five-week vacation, come back, debate and decide by recorded vote whether Obama can take us into yet another Middle East war.

    The questions to which Congress needs answers:

    Do we have incontrovertible proof that Bashar Assad ordered chemical weapons be used on his own people? And if he did not, who did?

    What kind of reprisals might we expect if we launch cruise missiles at Syria, which is allied with Hezbollah and Iran?

    If we attack, and Syria or its allies attack U.S. military or diplomatic missions in the Middle East or here in the United States, are we prepared for the wider war we will have started?

    Assuming Syria responds with a counterstrike, how far are we prepared to go up the escalator to regional war? If we intervene, are we prepared for the possible defeat of the side we have chosen, which would then be seen as a strategic defeat for the United States?

    If stung and bleeding from retaliation, are we prepared to go all the way, boots on the ground, to bring down Assad? Are we prepared to occupy Syria to prevent its falling to the Al-Nusra Front, which it may if Assad falls and we do not intervene?

    The basic question that needs to be asked about this horrific attack on civilians, which appears to be gas related, is: Cui bono?

    To whose benefit would the use of nerve gas on Syrian women and children redound? Certainly not Assad’s, as we can see from the furor and threats against him that the use of gas has produced.

    The sole beneficiary of this apparent use of poison gas against civilians in rebel-held territory appears to be the rebels, who have long sought to have us come in and fight their war.

    Perhaps Congress cannot defund Obamacare. But at least they can come back to Washington and tell Obama, sinking poll numbers aside, he has no authority to drag us into another war. His Libyan adventure, which gave us the Benghazi massacre and cover-up, was his last hurrah as war president.

  325. And your point would be?
    ———————-
    Only that Obama is delusional, with or without controlled substances in his bloodstream.

  326. “Only that Obama is delusional, with or without controlled substances in his bloodstream.”
    ________

    I knew you meant something along those lines. Figured you were referencing his reported indulgences in one or two illegal drugs.

    Yes, James. Though that does kind of disparage the bank robbing brothers. Sorry.

  327. There should be no intervention in Syria, this kind of stupidity always go wrong and frankly the US/UK Syrian problem: the more they bomb Assad – the more they fight FOR Al Qaeda in Syria. Have they not learned from Egypt, libya and the rest, obviously not.

  328. Yesterday.Transcript of Kerry Remarks as published by Wall Street Journal… “Anyone who could claim that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated needs to check their CONSCIENCE and their own MORAL COMPASS.” ….
    FLASHBACK. Jan 10 2008.
    Kerry Endorses Obama as Campaign Goes Nationwide
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/us/politics/10cnd-campaign.html?_r=1&
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
    Now in service to Obama/Booker, WPIX Craig Treadway who is a true believah, reported Corey Booker to attend gun or violence summit today, will meet up with POTUS. Not looking for link. Specifics may be off but gist is correct.
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
    My current USPS project is mailing cards to all House Republicans pushing nix of Ocare and Amnesty, plus warning that Booker is on horizon. It is taking forever because I am visiting each one’s website. Raul Labrador is a lesser known stripe of Rubio and bragging about it.

  329. Definitely another impeachable offense – but he will get away with it! 🙁
    =========

    Obama Doesn’t Want You To Know He’s Exceeded The Debt Limit Without Congressional Approval­Treasury Has Frozen Debt Limit At $16,699,396,000,000 For Last 100 Days

    The Treasury Department has frozen the debt limit at $16,699,396,000,000 for the last 100 straight days. Sounds like Obama does not have Congressional approval to exceed the debt limit thus attempting to cook the books in order to exceed it under the radar. Boehner seems to be OK with applying Common Core math to the national debt.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/08/obama-doesnt-want-you-to-know-hes-exceeded-the-debt-limit-without-congressional-approval-treasury-has-frozen-debt-limit-at-16699396000000-for-last-100-days/

  330. Conservative blacks irritated with liberal flavor of march anniversary
    …Mia Love, the Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, is black and was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
    She contends that modern-day civil rights activists, in league with the Democratic Party, de-incentivize personal responsibility and economic independence.
    “I believe Dr. King would be saddened by the way that some of these leaders are telling Americans that they are victims and their only hope for a better future is a government handout,” she said. “It does nothing but keep black Americans dependent.”…
    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/318869-conservative-blacks-irritated-with-liberal-flavor-of-march-anniversary

    Mia Love came close to winning a US House seat last election. She’s trying again. Josh Romney most involved in campaign. His name is on every mailing. I don’t know that part of the story.

  331. I don’t know anything about this type of therapy. I have no idea whether or not it is beneficial. But I do know that what goes on between a therapist and his/her patient is none of the government’s GD business!
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    Massachusetts And New York Considering Following Christie’s Lead And Outlawing Gay Conversion Therapy…

    Big government knows best.

    (AP) ­ In the wake of New Jersey and California barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, lawmakers in the states of Massachusetts and New York are considering similar legislation.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/08/26/massachusetts-and-new-york-considering-following-christies-lead-and-banning-gay-conversion-therapy/

  332. Accusations that a Syrian attack would mark the first military engagement initiated because of a you tube video.

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    Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Common Dreams

    “War With Syria and its Repercussions”
    by Shamus Cooke

    “A U.S. invasion of Syria could be the first war based on a Youtube video.  After a video was released showing victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack, England immediately declared the Syrian government responsible, while Obama began drawing up military plans, saying there was “little doubt” the Syrian Government was at fault (zero evidence currently exists to suggest this). An extra U.S. warship has already been deployed in response.

    Instead of responsibly waiting for the UN chemical weapons team — which is already in Syria — to investigate the incident, the Obama administration has already stated that such an investigation is “too late to be credible,” because:
    “The evidence available has been significantly corrupted as a result of the regime’s persistent shelling and other intentional actions over the last five days.”
    Of course, this is for the UN to decide. The Obama administration is already creating a justification for war that circumvents the UN, like Bush before him.

    After the recent chemical weapons incident occurred, Obama falsely accused the Syrian government of not allowing the UN team into the new area (which is in a rebel controlled area). After the Syrian government gave permission to the UN to investigate, Obama then said it’s “too late”, and accused the Syrian government of destroying the evidence’.

    snip

  333. Well I guess we all just got worked up over nothing, as did congress and a host of other people, who opined that a strike against Syria would be premature and ill advised. According to Max Fisher, writer, who penned this piece for – wait for it… Washington Post.
    He totally gets it. Obama and Kerry are only trying to punish Assad – not impact the civil war. Anyone feel better now?
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    “Obama wants to punish Assad, not win the Syrian civil war”

    By Max Fisher, Published: August 26 at 4:58 pmE-mail the writer

    (snip)

    “Any U.S. military action, Carney said, would be a response to “the prohibited use of chemical weapons against civilians.” Kerry emphasized that “there must be accountability for those who use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people.” What he did not say at any point was that the United States would be entering the war to decisively end it or that the time had come for the world to remove Assad from power.
    There is little reason to think that American cruise missiles or airstrikes will dramatically change the course of the war, much less topple Assad. The Assad regime has a huge military advantage over the rebels, and the fighting is city-to-city, neighborhood-to-neighborhood.

    In any case, both Obama and his administration officials have long emphasized that they believe any solution would have to be political, not military. They want the war to end with a peace deal between the regime and the rebels, not with the collapse of the government. Right or wrong, the administration doesn’t think that toppling Assad with military strikes would be a good idea, even if that were possible.

    What the Obama administration is clearly hoping it can do is change Assad’s calculus, to make him decide that chemical weapons aren’t worth the risk. Yes, he’s already killing huge numbers of civilians, and often in terrible ways. But chemical weapons are an especially blunt instrument; using them against civilians raises Syria’s death toll — and its suffering. If some U.S. airstrikes can convince Assad to at least stop using chemical weapons, that would make the war at least a little less terrible”.

    (snip)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/26/obama-wants-to-punish-assad-not-win-the-syrian-civil-war/

  334. Figured you were referencing his reported indulgences in one or two illegal drugs.
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    Well, that too.

    As a matter of fact, my first reaction was to go to the internet looking for an obscure poem Robert Service–the Coco Fiend. Service was present during the Alaska Gold Rush and chronicled in verse many of the best,and worst aspects of it. The theme was just fine, but alas the verses did not work. And I haven’t the time to reconstruct them, for his benefit.

  335. freespirit
    August 27, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Well I guess we all just got worked up over nothing
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    The reason we got worked up was because the Administration was telling the press that an attack would be launched in days and that a full justification would be presented to the American People—MEANING THEIR BIG MEDIA BOOTLICKERS–prior thereto. And, that this was a response to immense pressure from our European allies who want us to fight their wars.

    And now we get this backing off. Like they were never really serious. Oh, but they were serious–serious as a heart attack, a drone attack, choose you metaphor. Yesterday they were serious about an attack. Today they say naye naye naye, we have always believed in peace, so much so that we are willing to draw yet another red line.

    How did they come to reverse themselves in so short a period of time? Any answer I would give to that question would be speculation, but it is likely to involve more than one factor. One would be our overstreached military commitments in that part of the world–this would be a fourth war. Another, could be a firm message to Bambi from his better–Putin that intervention in that conflict, which could spill over into neighboring states, would be treated as a hostile act. Another could be the Saudi government ordering Obama not to do it. Finally, there is domestic politics.

    This goes to the entire question of how decisions are made in this White House–on what criteria, by whom, and with what result. It is highly problematic that they would go this far out on a limb before sanity set in. How much worse could it be the next time when they go out even further, and become a prisoner to their own bluff and bravado tactics?

  336. holdthemaccountable
    August 27, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Conservative blacks irritated with liberal flavor of march anniversary
    …Mia Love
    ———-
    The country in general, the black community in particular, need her in Congress. Unlike most of our so called “leaders”, she has got the right values, and integrity. Most of them, by contrast, belong to the world’s oldest profession. That goes for McNutt, Light in the Loafers, Marco No Borders, and the devious anti Hillary Obama accolyte Carl Levin.

  337. Obama must be hoping we forgot about this……Friday, September 28, 2012

    http://e-ring.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/28/panetta_we_ve_lost_track_of_syrian_chemical_weapons

    The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.

    “There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.

    Panetta said that the “main sites” in Syria storing chemical weapons with which the Pentagon is most concerned remain secured by the Syrian military. But there is “some intelligence” that “limited” movements of weapons from other sites have occurred, he said, “for the Syrians to better secure what they – the chemicals.”

    Panetta’s statement follows reporting that Syrian rebels claim to have taken control of a military base that contains chemical weapons.

    “But with regards to the movement of some of this and whether or not they’ve been able to locate some of it,” he said of U.S. intelligence, “we just don’t know.”

    Following the briefing, Pentagon officials sought to clarify the extent of their grasp on the status of Syria’s stockpiles. “We’ve never had perfect visibility into the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile, but we have excellent information that accounts for most of it,” said a senior defense offiical, speaking on background. “We’ve seen it move, and we’ve been able to make an assessment as to why it’s been moved. This is a highly distributed network of chemical weapons sites, and we have a good grasp of what’s going on inside that network.”

    Syria’s chemical weapons are top concern for the U.S. and for regional allies worried that they could let be stolen by rebels or terrorists organizations, or given to Iran for safekeeping. Another fear is that President Bashar al-Assad also could use them against neighboring countries, including Israel, to defense against potential outside military intervention by NATO, the U.S., or other powers. Panetta’s comments come as rebels say they’ve begun a major battle for Aleppo “on all fronts.”

    “I don’t have any specific information about the opposition and whether or not they’ve obtained some of this, or how much they’ve obtained and just exactly what has taken place,” Panetta said.

    “As to the movement of some of these materials and whether or not they’ve been exposed to possession by the opposition or others,” he added, “that’s something I really don’t have any firm information to confirm that that’s taken place.”

  338. What the Obama administration is clearly hoping it can do is change Assad’s calculus, to make him decide that chemical weapons aren’t worth the risk
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    Oh my god . . . is ANYONE stupid enough to believe that tripe????????????????? This WashPo writer perhaps. By anyone with an IQ above room temperature?

    Let’s rebox the compass on this one. The writer does not know north from magnetic north.

    Obama is “clearly hoping”–that Assad will forego the use of chemical weapons in the future, because of this on again off again threat?

    To quote Clarence Darrow, when a Judge told he he “hoped” he was not disrespecting the court: Well, Your Honor is entitled to hope.

    Like it or not, the credibility of a threat depends on who is doing the threatening.

    I mean, if Bush/Cheney made this threat and then backed off, people would see this sabre rattling as threat as credible. They would say experience has shown that when they say something, they mean it.

    But the same tactic employed by a coward like Obama, who launched his dancing with the stars routine by rebuking everything we stand for as a nation, who has a bad habit of freezing up in a difficult situation, will elicit an entirely different reaction from an adversary. The backing off will be seen by all for what it is: more weakness.

  339. wbboei

    “And now we get this backing off. Like they were never really serious. Oh, but they were serious–serious as a heart attack, a drone attack, choose you metaphor. Yesterday they were serious about an attack. Today they say naye naye naye, we have always believed in peace, so much so that we are willing to draw yet another red line.”

    _____________________

    This is so true. I was being sarcastic above. Obama is causing blood pressure spikes and probably heart attacks all over the country. I guess he thinks if we get sick enough, we’ll all embrace Obamacare. lol

  340. I wish to be clear on this point however.

    There is a strategy which draws its essence from the creme of the diplomatic tradition, which proceeds toward war, in an incremental fashion, in order to seek compliance from an adversary short of war, and to elicit ally support, then that compliance is not forthcoming. It builds up to the point where war is perceived as the last best option.

    Our entry into the Korean War was consistent with that tradition. And even though the war ended rather badly, the entry into it was done the right way, and during the build up phase, we garnerd allied support for the war. We said what we meant. And it was never a case of on again off again threats, but a steady build up to the ultimate act.

    Obama’s strategy, if it as strategy at all, and not simply a reaction to domestic politics, is opaque, fraught with risk, and likely to end badly, with our reputation, what little is left of it, in tatters. The only one who will come out of it well will be Obama, because big media blow jobs will be lined up around the White House ready to do what they do best.

  341. Obama is causing blood pressure spikes and probably heart attacks all over the country. I guess he thinks if we get sick enough, we’ll all embrace Obamacare. lol
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    That is the best explanation for Obama’s counterproductive Syrian strategy that I can think of. All that is left to do is give it some exotic name. Tragically, Day of the Condor is Taken. Therefore, Day of the Dodo will have to suffice.

  342. 1. “She (a white woman) was stopped at a stop sign and (the three black teenagers) emitted a “racial slur”, (and then attacked her)”?

    2. “The “motive” for the attack was not clear?”

    Not clear? To whom is it not clear?

  343. Democracy’s Dog Days–in the middle east, and here.
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    Like a Hitler, Mussolini, Mugabe, or Hugo Chavez, Morsi was counting on the legitimacy from a once-in-a-lifetime largely free election, and then the use of state power, if not terror, to institutionalize his authoritarian rule. Morsi’s legacy is that he was both a beneficiary of the Arab Spring in Egypt and almost singlehandedly ended it.

    Here in the United States, we are engaged in a great struggle to save constitutional democracy as we once knew it. President Obama seems intent — by ignoring enforcement of existing statutes, by piling up record debt, by vastly enlarging the size of the federal government, by expanding the money supply, by enabling unprecedented numbers of Americans to enroll in food stamp, disability, unemployment, and various entitlement programs, and by politicizing federal institutions from the Justice Department to the IRS — on creating an “equality of result” society. The aim of making everyone about the same is seen as justifying the illiberal means necessary to achieve them.

    “Liberty” is now a word that earns an IRS audit. “Fairness” is proof of one’s patriotism. It is as if the failed and violent French Revolution, not the successful American alternative, is now the inspirational model.

    The great lesson of the Obama administration is that the abuses of democratic plebiscites abroad are not contrasted, but amplified by the increasingly lawless American model, when it uses the IRS and the Justice Department to go after political opponents, allows senior officials to lie under oath to the Congress, and fails to execute faithfully those laws passed by the legislative branch. If we are to offer America as a model, then there must be some honesty and transparency about the Benghazi, Associated Press, IRS, and NSA scandals.

    http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/democracys-dog-days/

  344. When it comes to Assad, or some other Devil, a wise president would proceed as Saint Thomas Moore counseled in the following except. This short exchange between those who advocate the calling of Nemisis, and one who counsels restraint, is suffused with as much wisdom, as can be expressed in the English language. In a nutshell this is what neither Obama, nor the Harvard trained three witches of MacBeth who offer him the benefit of their unwise counsel understand and appreciate. But their lack of understanding of it, does not make it any less true. As Machiavelli said, anyone who forsakes what is for what ought to be will surely be ruined.

    WATCH:

  345. First, Carney says that the solution, when made, does not include our role in regime change, and yet in the next sentence, he says that they support the Syrian rebellion going forward with a government in Syria that does not include Assad. Did I hear him wrong? They won’t conduct action that would cause regime change, but they support the forces that do? And if they want to respond to the ‘violations’ that have come from the use of chemical weapons, why not petition NATO, the UN, the OAU, ECOWAS, and anybody and everybody in the international community?

    I’m gonna bet that the chemical weapons used were of US origin. The ‘punishment’ by the Saudis, through us, is for getting caught.

    Asshats.

    Hillary 2016

  346. NEW YORK – As the U.S. considers a response to what it calls a chemical weapon attack by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime that killed hundreds of civilians, reliable Middle Eastern sources say they have evidence the culprits actually were the rebel forces trying to take over the government.

    Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Assad government Monday of covering up the use of chemical weapons in “a cowardly crime” and a “moral obscenity” that shocked the world’s conscience. Kerry claimed the Obama administration had “undeniable” evidence “that the Assad government was culpable in the use of chemical weapons on civilians” in the Aug. 21 attack in Damascus suburbs.

    Reports that the Obama administration is considering a military strike against the Assad government continued to circulate Monday. Meanwhile, U.N. weapon inspectors in Syria were fired upon by snipers as they attempted to investigate the site of the Aug. 21 attack.

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/video-shows-rebels-launching-gas-attack-in-syria/

  347. Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side?

    ‘All for one and one for all’ should be the battle cry if the West goes to war against Assad’s Syrian regime

    If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida.

    Quite an alliance! Was it not the Three Musketeers who shouted “All for one and one for all” each time they sought combat? This really should be the new battle cry if – or when – the statesmen of the Western world go to war against Bashar al-Assad.

    The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago. Quite an achievement for Obama, Cameron, Hollande and the rest of the miniature warlords.

    This, of course, will not be trumpeted by the Pentagon or the White House – nor, I suppose, by al-Qa’ida – though they are both trying to destroy Bashar. So are the Nusra front, one of al-Qa’ida’s affiliates. But it does raise some interesting possibilities.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/does-obama-know-hes-fighting-on-alqaidas-side-8786680.html

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