Après Charlie Hebdo: Reflections On The Killings In France, Hillary Clinton 2016, And The Republican Congress

Update: Below, in our main article, we posted two suggestions for the American congress. The first is to invite Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi to speak before a joint session of congress soon after Obama bores everyone with his lies about the State of the Union. The second suggestion is to ban travel from residents of European “no go zones”.

We now have an additional suggestion. We think Republicans should consider an invitation to a certain mayor to speak before congress. Who is this mayor we think should be heard from? Muslim mayor of Rotterdam to Muslim immigrants: If you don’t like western freedoms, f*** off.

We discussed this mayor earlier and the spirit of Voltaire, as another mayor has termed the fight for the West. We can’t extol these courageous speakers too much however, so here is the mayor:


The new Republican controlled Congress of the United States should invite Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi to speak before a joint session – soon after Barack Obama delivers his “State of the Union” speech. This would not require permission from Barack Obama so it can be done easily and would be a powerful rebuke of Obama’s appeasement/pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies.

Why al-Sisi? Our very first article published this year featured the Egyptian President’s stunning speech on Islam and terror before an audience of Muslim Imams. Terror was not in the headlines when we published our article. We’re still with the zeitgeist and our crystal ball is excellent because soon thereafter, our very next article, was all about the terror attacks in Paris and terror is the watchword of the newborn year.

In our first article of the year we contrasted and compared Barack Obama to the courageous Egyptian President. Long ago we concluded, that like a thieving cashier, Obama’s “mistakes” all fall towards one side of the ledger which just happens to benefit terrorist organizations and groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood. By July 2013 Obama’s pro Muslim Brotherhood actions could no longer be denied:

It’s almost as if Barack Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, doing everything he can with his speeches and actions to undermine Israel and the United States. Indeed even today Barack Obama acts as the protector of the Muslim Brotherhood, even against the Egyptian military and the millions in the streets.

This Obama support for the Muslim Brotherhood is not a new development. Barack Obama against the advice of Hillary Clinton, but urged on by John Kerry, decided his “brand” was more important than the interests of the United States in Egypt not only during his Cairo speech, but also during the “Arab Spring”.

Hillary’s “Arab Spring” warnings published in the New York Times about phony elections in Egypt went unheeded by Obama:

“faux democacy like the elections we saw in Iran…where you have one election 30 years ago and the people stay in power and become less and less responsive to their people.”

Hillary understood the dangers to American interests and to Egypt. Hillary made clear what had to happen before Mubarak could be thrown out:

In that article we noted that then Egptian President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi proved himself as bad or worse that American ally Mubarak – but Barack Obama did not demand his ouster as he did with Mubarak who as crooked as he was also loyally supported the United States.

In that article we further detailed how Barack Obama sent then Senator John Kerry to Meet The Press to sabotage Hillary Clinton:

Instead of listening to Hillary’s warnings John Kerry was dispatched to wage war on Hillary as the New York Times reported at the time:

“Mr. Obama was furious, and it did not help that his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mr. Wisner’s key backer, was publicly warning that any credible transition would take time — even as Mr. Obama was demanding that change in Egypt begin right away.

Seething about coverage that made it look as if the administration were protecting a dictator and ignoring the pleas of the youths of Cairo, the president “made it clear that this was not the message we should be delivering,” said one official who was present. He told Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to take a hard line with his Egyptian counterpart, and he pushed Senator John Kerry to counter the message from Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Wisner when he appeared on a Sunday talk show the next day.

Instead of joy when Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi was forcibly removed from office Barack Obama attempted to impose sanctions on Egypt. Sanctions were imposed on al-Sisi Egypt because the Muslim Brotherhood was removed by the Egyptian military. Big Media Obama backers expressed outrage that the Muslim Brotherhood won an election then were booted out by the Egyptian military. That the Muslim Brotherhood tried to use democratic elections to destroy democracy and impose Sharia Law (exactly as Hillary Clinton warned) did not restrain the howls from Obama, Big Media and the Left.

That vipers brood we call Big Media believed Obama was the Messiah in 2008. The same Big Media also believed in the nonsense of the “Arab Spring”. We were not fooled. We knew “Arab Spring” meant “Iron Veil”.

Egyptian President al-Sisi is not a paragon of virtue or democracy. But on the battle against Islamic terror and Muslim extremism al-Sisi is the most important General in the world. Congress should invite him to speak to the American people.

The ramifications of the Muslim terrorist attacks in Paris might prove even more significant than the Muslim terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

What next? Many do not seem to see that Hillary Clinton 2016 is rocked by the Muslim terrorist attacks in Paris. We noted above how Hillary Clinton proposed a rational policy and clear headed thinking when it came to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In the past Hillary has also spoken in very clear language and courageously so whether it was on women’s rights in Beijing or the circumstances which would lead America to “obliterate” Iran.

Such clear expression of policy horrified the appeasement left.

Recently Hillary Clinton has made statements written by an idiot if they were designed to mollify the never-to-be-mollified left:

“This is what we call smart power — using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect, even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view, helping to define the problems, determine the solutions,” she continued. “That is what we believe in the 21st century will change — change the prospects for peace.”

“Empathize” is not what is to be done with Islamic terrorists. There is no need to understand them. There is only a need to kill them or capture them in order to interrogate them and extract information from them which will lead to the destruction of any and all Muslim terrorist organizations and their supporters.

Now is not time for Hillary Clinton to expand and revise her remarks. Now is the time for Hillary Clinton to consider the damage she does to herself when she tries to appease appeasers on the left.

Another problem opened up against Hillary Clinton by the Muslim terrorist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo offices is the eventual return of Benghazi. On Benghazi the claim was made and at times seemingly acquiesced to by Hillary that a silly Youtube video was to blame for the deaths of four Americans including the ambassador.

The problem is that the creator of the Youtube video was put into prison. There was not much protection but rather abuse of the free speech rights of the small time producer of the small bore video. The parallels to Charlie Hebdo’s product is striking and at some point this issue will rear it’s ugly head. Again, now is not the time for Hillary Clinton to speak. Now is the time to think about what the message is and how the attacks on these issues are to be truthfully and effectively replied to.

Unlike Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton has a reputation of no nonsense toughness. Which brings up another suggestion we have and another problem/solution for Hillary Clinton, all presidential candidates, and the Republican members of the American Congress to consider.

The American Congress should pass a travel ban on the citizens of any and all European countries who reside in what are known as “no go zones”. In France there are over 750 of these “no go zones” wherein civil law is overthrown by Sharia law.

In these “no go zones” women are subjected to genital mutilation and we doubt there are any gay bars, safety for Jews or Christians, free speech rights, or any activity we in the West understand to be basic human rights.

In these “no go zones” Muslims are able to organize their communities as they wish to do without any interference by civil authorities. If civil authorities attempt to enter the “no go zones” they are attacked by Muslims who believe they are not part of the Western societies they inhabit. Is there any wonder that gun control France produced so many gun toting terrorists in the Paris attacks?

For 2016 what is needed is clarity of purpose. Even the Socialist Prime Minister of France, thus far blind to the full flower of antisemitism in France, is full of clarity:

PARIS — Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared Saturday that France was at war with radical Islam after the harrowing sieges that led to the deaths of three gunmen and four hostages the day before. New details emerged about the bloody final confrontations, and security forces remained on high alert.

It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” Mr. Valls said during a speech in Évry, south of Paris. [snip]

The crisis and its aftermath presented a major challenge to President François Hollande and his government, which are facing deep religious and cultural rifts in a nation with a rapidly growing Muslim population while simultaneously coping with the security threats stemming from Islamic extremists. Large numbers of French citizens have been traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.

The French Socialist government is scrambling because they understand that their failures lead to the National Front and the victory of Marine Le Pen. If the Socialists fail to protect the Rights of Man and Woman – Le Pen will be mightier than the sword of Islam:

France now faces an existential dilemma. By most independent estimates France now has a Muslim population of 6 million, or almost 10% of its 65 million people. If we assume that just 1% of this population are radicalized to the point of engaging in or providing support for terrorist activities, that is a pool of 60,000 individuals. We are not speaking of 60,000 potential bombers or shooters, but a support network that will allow a much smaller number of terrorists to blend into the broader population. In the “no-go” zones of France now effectively ruled by Muslim gangs, moreover, the terrorists can intimidate the Muslim population. France already has lost the capacity to police part of its territory, which means that it cannot conduct effective counter-terror operations.

To put that number in context, the whole prison population of France is less than 70,000, of whom 60% are Muslims. It only takes a few dozen trained terrorists with an effective support network to bring ordinary life to a stop in a major city. France has had the toughest enforcement policy against radical Islam among the major European nations, as Daniel Pipes observes. But French security clearly has been overwhelmed. The use of assault rifles and (reportedly) a rocket launcher by highly-skilled gunmen in the center of Paris is a statement of contempt towards the authorities on the part of the terrorists.

The means by which France could defeat the terrorists are obvious: To compel the majority of French Muslims to turn against the terrorists, the French authorities would have to make them fear the French state more than they fear the terrorists. That is a nasty business involving large numbers of deportations, revocation of French citizenship, and other threats that inevitably would affect many individuals with no direct connection to terrorism. In the short term it would lead to more radicalization. The whole project of integration as an antidote to radicalism would go down the drain. The effort would be costly, but ultimately it would succeed: most French Muslims simply want to stay in France and earn a living.

The years of muddled messages are over. It is now a time for clarity in every country in the West, a period of consequences:

Watching the horrifying events in Paris this week, I have found Churchill’s great speech of November 12, 1936, coming to mind. It is one of Churchill’s prophetic speeches — I believe in the Prophet Churchill — decrying the complacency of the government in the face of the gathering storm in Germany.

“So they go on in strange paradox,” Churchill asserted in Parliament of those responsible for the defense of the land, “decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent. So we go on preparing more months and years – precious, perhaps, vital, to the greatness of Britain, for the locusts to eat.”

Toward the end of his speech, Churchill rendered this judgment: “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.

President Obama and his administration refuse to name our enemy. They continue to yammer incessantly about “extremists.” An edict has gone forth to those in the executive branch of government that Islam is not to be mentioned, unless it is to be appeased and defended. Even General Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, refers to the need to combat “extremists” and “extremism.” The corruption of thought and language appears to be thoroughgoing.

The Republican Congress and every man and woman who wants to run for president in 2016 must speak to history. This must be the moment we in the West stand in blood for our values. This, as in earlier times, must be our finest hour when our actions protect our values.


106 thoughts on “Après Charlie Hebdo: Reflections On The Killings In France, Hillary Clinton 2016, And The Republican Congress

  1. ISIS and the American Left converge:


    NYPD on High Alert Following ISIS Call to ‘Rise Up and Kill Police Officers’

    The New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have been alerted to a new threat raised by the Islamic State terror group. The jihadist entity released a new video on Saturday urging fellow jihadists to “rise up” against the U.S. and other Western states.

    ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani told those loyal to the Islamic State to “rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians” in the U.S., Canada, France, and Australia. “Do not let the battle pass you by wherever you may be. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents,” Adnani added. He suggested that if his holy warriors did not have an explosive device or a firing weapon, they should instead “smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car.”

    CNN received an NYPD internal memo that stressed law enforcement should “remain alert and consider tactics at all times while on patrol.”

  2. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/isis-hacks-centcom-twitter-feed-as-obama-talks-cybersecurity/

    Islamic State Hacks CENTCOM Twitter Feed as Obama Talks Cybersecurity

    As President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding national cyber security efforts, hackers claiming to represent the Islamic State (IS) took over the Twitter account of the Pentagon division in charge of the Middle East.

    Hackers with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, posted links on U.S. Central Command’s official Twitter page to what it claimed was “confidential data from your mobile devices.”

    “ISIS is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base. With Allah’s permission we are in CENTCOM now,” said one tweet sent from CENTCOM’s account.

    The apparent hack came as President Obama addressed the nation regarding cyber security. He is expected to propose two pieces of cyber security legislation and to address the effort in his upcoming State of the Union address.

    The hackers subsequently tweeted images of spreadsheets containing the home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of dozens of current and former senior U.S. military officers.


    Hackers appear to have also compromised CENTCOM’s official YouTube page, where they posted a pair of IS propaganda videos.

  3. The new Republican controlled Congress of the United States should invite Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi to speak before a joint session

    What a fantastic suggestion administrator. Unfortunately, to quote my 2nd favorite band “The Who” ” meet the new boss, same as the old boss” when it comes to the new republican leadership.

  4. JBStonesFan, we’ll keep hope alive and keep punching and thinking up positive ways to oppose Obama.


    Samantha Power urges GOP Congress not to pursue Iran sanctions

    The Obama administration is stepping up its push to stave off a bipartisan congressional effort to enact new economic sanctions on Iran as the United States tries to secure a permanent deal to wind down the country’s nuclear program.

    At a University of Louisville event alongside new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose chamber is expected to pursue new sanctions in the coming weeks, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power argued that new congressional sanctions will upset ongoing negotiations with Iran and turn off a multilateral international coalition that has worked together to isolate Iran politically and economically.

    Power’s remarks carry new urgency: Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid held off a bipartisan Iran sanctions push during the last Congress, but Republicans have taken the Senate and are much less inclined to heed President Barack Obama’s requests for delays on new sanctions votes. And though Republicans have moved quickly on other policy changes that Obama opposes, like approving the Keystone XL Pipeline and changing Obamacare, Iran sanctions legislation stands a reasonable chance of garnering a veto-proof majority in Congress given the multitude of Iran hawks on Capitol Hill.

    “Some members of Congress believe that the time has come to ratchet up sanctions on Iran. They argue that this is the most effective way to achieve the goal of getting Iran to give up its nuclear program. We in the administration believe that, at this time, increasing sanctions would dramatically undermine our efforts to reach this shared goal,” said Power on Monday morning, the first senior Obama administration official to appear with McConnell since he became majority leader last week.

  5. Tony Stark, ACEOFSPADES is not happy with Romney either:


    Dear Mitt,

    I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye. And I’ve been tough on you in the past but you need to hear this from someone…drop the idea of running again.

    It must stick in your craw that you lost to an idiot like Barack Obama. But that’s the problem, you…lost…to….an…idiot…like…Barack…Obama. [snip] Even with crushing levels of unemployment, anemic growth and fear that when ObamaCare kicked in things would get even worse…you LOST.

    Yes, you’ve been proven right about some things since then. About that, they weren’t really all that hard to see. Plenty of people were warning about the threat Russia posed, the danger of Obama’s Iraq policies, slashing defense spending, the overall path of the country, etc. So yes, you were right but you were hardly alone.

    And yet, you…lost…to…Barack…Obama.

    We can talk about all the reasons you lost but only one of them really matters. [snip]

    Romney lost because he lost among those who chose the remaining characteristic — by 63 points, 81-18. That characteristic? Cares about people like me.

    Voters will compromise on a lot of issues on Election Day but they won’t ever vote for you if they don’t like you or worse yet, think you don’t like them.

    Yes, you can complain about moronic low information voters who make voting decisions based on the feels but it doesn’t matter. No candidate gets to tell voters on what basis they will cast their vote. The candidate’s job is to deal with voters as they are, not as they wish them to be. Now, it’s going to be very hard, if not impossible, for any Republican to win the feelings cohort outright but you have to do better than -63%.

    A campaign based on “I told you so” is not going to move that number.

    Yes, voters may say they regret voting for Barack Obama in 2012 but that doesn’t mean they would vote for you if given the chance to do it all again. [snip]

    When it really counted, when people had to pick between you and the deeply flawed and failing Barack Obama… YOU LOST.

    I know this hurts. You’re a proud man who has known great success. You were caricatured in unfair and nasty ways last time. Your inability to counter those gross distortions was one of the main reasons why giving you another chance is a laughable proposition.

    I believe you care deeply about this country and you honestly think you are indispensable to its future. Here you are wrong. As far as the country is concerned (as distinct from family and friends) you’re a politician and let’s be frank, not a very good one. You were beaten by a failed President who has done much damage to this country and who in the world of business wouldn’t even get an appointment with you. That’s got to sting.

    You’ve achieved some level of redemption with the way events have unfolded the last two years and how many in the party embraced you during the midterms. Bank those wins and ride off into the sunset. Coming back into the fray is like Willie Mays trying to hang on in the early 70s with the Mets. It was embarrassing for everyone involved. Unlike Willie, you didn’t have a Hall of Fame career before the fall that blots out the sad last chapter. Take what you have and be happy with it.

    As I said, I’m not a fan so you can just write this off as more hate mail. But consider this, my urging you to stay out of the race is an admission against interest. If you run, you’ll battle with Jeb and Christie. It will be hilarious to watch three guys who represent so much of what I hate about the GOP rip each other to pieces.

    It’s not just entertainment I’d be forgoing with you skipping another run. Your participation would make it easier for a candidate I might actually support like Rand Paul or Scott Walker to win the nomination. With you on the sidelines it becomes more likely that Jeb Bush would win and I’d have to either sit out 2016 or hope the Libertarian Party nominates someone who isn’t certifiably insane (and what are the odds of that).


    You know what Mitt? Now that I think about it, forget what I’ve said. You are the man the GOP and America needs right now. Like Obi-Wan, you are our only hope. You were robbed last time and Americans are longing to show you how wrong we were and are begging you to sacrifice your comforts so that we may make amends.

    In closing…


  6. JB…

    ‘The Who’ the best concert I ever saw in LA
    “The Stones’ second best band both times, LA and Miami…Mick was always the last one off the stage…they almost have to come and pull him off…he is the best performer by far…

  7. I am exhausted by the incompetency of the O admin…and what now exists and represents the Dims…never felt more distrustful or unprotected by them…tone deaf, self absorbed, reactionary…stupid…pathetic

  8. I think Mitt was robbed. I believe there was mass voter fraud, I really believe he won, but we will never know.
    I will say he ran an awful campaign, he needed to be forceful,dynamic, he was Father Knows Best when he needed to be General Patton.

  9. Good news, Paul Ryan won’t run for president in 2016

    Well that’s a good shocker!

    Is he rolling over for Shrub3?

    Maybe he is not as brain-dead as he seems.


    I agree Admin, as soon as the Obama’s pack their bags…America has to have a strong President that can protect it’s citizens against invaders, gangs and the “evil-doers”.

    Jeb will be soft on immigration…Hillary has to get tough!!

  10. I’m not certain that Romney would be more aggressive about fighting radical Islam than Obola. Are Mormons pacifists like Seventh Day Adventists?

  11. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-moves-to-reassemble-campaign-apparatus-for-2016/2015/01/12/d968592e-9a88-11e4-96cc-e858eba91ced_story.html

    Romney moves to reassemble campaign apparatus for 2016

    Mitt Romney is moving quickly to reassemble his national political network, spending the weekend and Monday calling former aides, donors and other supporters — as well as onetime foes such as Newt Gingrich.

    Romney’s message was that he is serious about making a 2016 presidential bid. He told one senior Republican he “almost certainly will” run in what would be his third campaign for the White House, this person said. [snip]

    In the conversations, Romney has said he is intent on running to the right of Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who also is working aggressively to court donors and other party establishment figures for a 2016 bid. Romney has signaled to conservatives that, should he enter the race, he shares their views on immigration and on taxes — and that he will not run from party orthodoxy. [snip]

    And one former Romney campaign adviser, who requested anonymity, offered this reality check: “His problems as the guy who lost to Obama are substantial. Jeb has ‘Bush’ problems, but to most of America still has the opportunity to introduce himself in a positive way.”

  12. Obama is not incompetent.

    Obama is purposeful.

    And unless we understand what his purpose is, we will never be able to stop it.

  13. Obama is a progressive.

    A progressive is the new word for an old political concept—marxism.

    His purpose is to destroy our republic.

    That is the meaning of the word “change”.

  14. Perhaps you have heard of these no go zones in Europe, i.e. France, Germany, Belgium.

    They are a “statum im statum” a state within each of these states.

    Inside these no go zones, the civil law of the nation has been supplanted by sharia law.

    Inside these no go zones, unemployment is high and a petrie dish for home grown terrorism exists.

    This is what Obama is seeking to create in this country, but his coddling of muslims and masssive immigration policies.

    His goal is to atomize our societies, and destroy social cohesion.

    He does this with the full support of many of the elites like NYT.

    They believe their money will protect them.

    They believe that these states within states will facilitate their efforts to build a global market.

    One of the reasons they chose Obama and his crowd was to give them access to Africa.

    Rice and her husband have acquired a fortune selling arms in Africa.

  15. When dealing with a progressive one rule is imperative.

    Pay no heed to what he says.

    Nine out of ten times, it is a lie, to seduce the naiive.

    Watch what he does.

  16. There will be no leadership by Obama against terrorism.

    Fighting Islam is the antithesis of his dogma.

    And if he is smart enough to keep the Republican donors happy

    Then he will get no effective opposition from them either.

    That is where we are today.

    The progressive has completed his march through the institutions.

    He controls big media, government, the courts, academia, etc.

    And there is no Churchill on the horizon.

  17. admin
    January 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm
    What spineless assholes the WashPo is.

    They want to reduce this whole thing to an inside the beltway parlor game.

    Bush Romney Romney Bush

    Two lack luster candidates with a pension for losing.

    As charismatic as a wet dish rag.

    With nothing to offer the American People but more of the same shit that got us into this mess.

    The law of holes: when you are in one, stop digging.

    I see where Mortimer Zuckerman is sure Bush will get the nomination.

    His father predicted Germany would win World War II.

    There’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.

  18. JEB is unstoppable–until the base weighs in.

    The base of the party despises the wealthy Connecticut Yankee Bush family masquerading as Texans with Wall Street roots that go back to the decade following the civil war.

  19. What we read tells us a lot about who we are.

    For example:


    A guide to keeping the political news as reported by our newspapers in perspective:

    1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

    2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

    3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles

    4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts

    5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time — and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.

    6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.

    7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

    8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

    9. The Chicago Tribune is read by people that are in prison that used to run the state, & would like to do so again, as would their constituents that are currently free on bail.

    10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.

    11. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are gay, handicapped, minority, feminist, atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.

    12. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

    13. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in

  20. 12. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

    Lol. So true, but only because it or another publication of its type is displayed at eye-level, making it impossible to avoid reading the headlines. That’s how I learned years ago that Billy Graham was the father of an alien baby.

  21. That’s how I learned years ago that Billy Graham was the father of an alien baby.
    That is a coincidence.

    I read the same thing first in Politico, then NYT and finally WashPo.

    Once in a while, you get the truth in National Enquirer.

    But when you read Politico, NYT and WashPo, its like a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that is not there.

    What is there is the left wing narrative, into which they pour convenient facts, censor inconvenient ones/

  22. Another reason Hillary must separate herself from Obama.

    During the past six years, the Republican House passed many bills with populist appeal.

    But the Democrats controlled the Senate and Reid refused to bring those bills to the Senate floor.

    As a result, Senate Democrats were spared the political risks of voting against popular bills.

    And, the big media beloved messiah never had to spend political capital vetoing them.

    Now that the Republicans have both houses, Senate Democrats and Obama will be forced to do the dirty work themselves.

    The will have to offend constituents by voting against these bills and the great one will be forced to veto them.

    But if Hillary runs for president, and does not separate herself from Obama, then she will be forced to defend those vetoes of popular legislation.

    Democrats have controlled the Senate for the past six years.

    As a result, bills passed by the Republican House were never brought to the Senate floor.

    Therefore, Senate

    And bills passed by the Republican senate

    The Republican House and Republican Senate can now pass legislation which goes up to the White House.

    Whereas before they could not because the Democrats controlled the Senate and Reid kept hundreds of bills from being considered.

    So that Democrat senators did not have to vote against them and Obama did not have to veto them.

    Whereas now, that fig leaf is gone.

  23. admin — Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, there is a problem with the figures Goldman gives in the article you reference in today’s post. This problem undermines the whole argument:

    Unlike Germany, where everyone has to register their faith with the government and make a contribution that is collected & redistributed by the State, there is no reliable way of generating faith-based statistics in France.

    I read a survey conducted about 20 years ago concluding that France had a population of 14% practicing Catholics, 1% Protestants, 1% Muslim, 1% Jewish and the rest responded as “atheists”.

    However, at that time, about 99% of the population carried ‘Christian’ names — including Jews, because biblical names classify as ‘Christian’. That is, while there were only 15% practicing Catholics and Protestants, 98 or 99% of the country classified as “nominal” Christians.

    This idea of being “nominal” this or “practicing” that also applies to the “nominal” and “practicing” Muslim population.

    The basis and bulk of the ‘Muslim’ population currently in France consist of Harkis who fled Algeria after that war and settled in the south of France. They brought with them many other Algerians who were looking to make a living, and then other North Africans migrated to France too.

    In matters of religion, I can say from personal experience that these North African immigrants fit quite nicely into the “atheist” atmosphere of France and don’t care about Islam. They are “nominal” Muslims with nothing to distinguish them but their Muslim names, which are of course identifiable and sometimes get them into trouble or hold them back in their job interviews.

    Of course, I can’t put a figure on the proportion of these ‘Muslims’ who are actually practicing Muslims, though Goldman goes right ahead and does that in the article.

    But I can say that the basic “statistic” he starts with — 10% of the population being Muslim — is way, way off mark. Gonzotx pulled a figure of 20% out of her hat the other day. These are just stabs in the dark.

    The “nominal” Muslim population in France is about 5 %, or 3 million people. How many of these are practicing Muslims, and how many of these practicing Muslims are rabid Jihadists, no one can say, not even the police.

    As for Goldman’s “statistic” that 60% of the prison population is Muslim: bullshit.

    The suggestion of applying mass deportations and revoking French citizenship is bullshit too. It wouldn’t work any more than it does in the US. France is a “society of law” and the laws protect everyone — something Hillary Clinton preached day in and day out during her tenure at State.

  24. As for the final shot about “society of law”, I have to look into these alleged “no-go zones” where Sharia is imposed.

    I’ve never heard of these zones, even though I spent six weeks in Villejuif (what an oxymoron for a Muslim enclave!) where there is a high concentration of Muslims who seem to be of the practicing variety.

    The fact that I first hear of this from American sources, and never from French sources, sounds fishy to me.

  25. But there was the case of the Hallal butcher in Nantes (I reported that here at H44 in 2010) who owned four houses, one for each of his four wives (three of whom are French), all of whom had children.

    The big bother about that in France at the time was not about polygamy but the issue of who benefits from the “social charges” — i.e. healthcare and retirement — and who are the legal heirs to the butcher’s estate. If I remember correctly, the butcher raised no objections to French estate laws, which divvy up the inheritance equally among spouse and children (no male favoritism), but the laws specify only one spouse. Also, the law places a limit on the amount that can go to charity.

    There was no follow-up on that story.

  26. “In France, large swaths of Muslim neighborhoods are now considered “no-go” zones by French police. At last count, there are 751 Sensitive Urban Zones (Zones Urbaines Sensibles, ZUS), as they are euphemistically called. A complete list of the ZUS can be found on a French government website, complete with satellite maps and precise street demarcations. An estimated 5 million Muslims live in the ZUS, parts of France over which the French state has lost control.

    Muslim immigrants are taking control of other parts of France too. In Paris and other French cities with high Muslim populations, such as Lyons, Marseilles and Toulouse, thousands of Muslims are closing off streets and sidewalks (and by extension, are closing down local businesses and trapping non-Muslim residents in their homes and offices) to accommodate overflowing crowds for Friday prayers. Some mosques have also begun broadcasting sermons and chants of “Allahu Akbar” via loudspeakers into the streets.”


  27. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The “no-go” zones, officially called Zones Urbaines Sensibles (ZUS), or Sensitive Urban Zones range in size and quantity. According to reports, there is hardly a town if France that does not have at least one ZUS.

    ZUS formations began in late 1996, and more than 5 million people live in them; that’s 8 percent of France’s population. Area locations include the heavily Muslim parts of Paris, Marseilles, Strasbourg, Lille and Amiens.


  28. jeswezy, most of the articles I saw gave the following link as the resource for info about the no-go zones or ZUS areas. There’s a list of all such zones. Don’t know how reliable it is, but it’s used as an information source in a number of articles.


  29. Concerning the issue of assault rifles, rocket launchers and other dangerous weaponry being smuggled into “gun control France”, I heartily agree that this is a failure of gun control enforcement.

    That is why I recognized, the other day, that French intelligence could use all the help it can get — including from the FBI and CIA — tracking down the sources of such weapons and shutting off the spigot.

    French borders are open. There are no customs or security checks at any land borders around France. All these murderers have to do is keep the weapons concealed, walk in, and continue to keep the weapons concealed until they use them.

    This is a matter to be taken up with the European Commission. Guns are outlawed everywhere in Europe, so someone somewhere in the EU is not doing their job around the periphery. Perhaps the weapons come in by ship.

    I adamantly refuse to believe that this failure is cause to deride gun control. If the second amendment cannot be repealed in the US, then laws should be passed to clamp down on ownership of handguns and everything else except hunting guns — and even that! I’ve spent an easy life with no firearms at all. As we saw just a few weeks ago, even a 2-year-old can become a proto-felon and put his own life in danger through carelessness.

  30. Freespirit, the no-go zones must be turned once again to civil society. Any Muslim who attacks the authorities or prevents civil authority in these zones must be deported and removed. The female genital mutilations and other beliefs practiced by the soft invaders must be stopped by civil authority. The same applies here in America. Muslims who are naturalized citizens can indeed have citizenship revoked and themselves expelled.

    All of Western society must undertake a “crusade” to expel the soft invasion of the West.


    Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the ‘freedoms’ of living in the West to ‘pack your bags and f*** off’ on live TV

    Ahmed Aboutaleb, a Moroccan-born Muslim, spoke after Paris attack
    The mayor said Dutch Muslims who ‘don’t like freedom’ can f*** off
    He added: ‘Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find your place here’
    Aboutaleb became the first immigrant mayor in the Netherlands in 2008 [snip]

    Labour politician Ahmed Aboutaleb, a former journalist who was appointed mayor of the Dutch city in 2008, is known for his straight-forward stance on integration.

    The 53-year-old won the praise of London-mayor Boris Johnson over his comments last week, attacking fellow Muslims who move to Western nations and refuse to accept the way of life.

    It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,‘ Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour).

    ‘But if you don’t like freedom, for heaven’s sake pack your bags and leave.

    If you do not like it here because some humorists you don’t like are making a newspaper, may I then say you can f*** off.

    This is stupid, this so incomprehensible.

    ‘Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find your place here.

    ‘All those well-meaning Muslims here will now be stared at’.

    Mayor Aboutaleb grew up the son of an imam in northern Morocco, but moved to the Netherlands in 1976.

    After working as a reporter he became a civil servant before being appointed State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment in 2007.

    When he was appointed mayor of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the country with a population of more than 610,000, he became the first immigrant in such a position in the Netherlands.

    Mayor Aboutaleb, who represents the Dutch Labour Party, de Partij van de Arbeid, has long had a no-nonsense approach to immigration and integration.

    Speaking to the Observer shortly after his appointment he said his message to immigrants is ‘stop seeing yourself as victims, and if you don’t want to integrate, leave’.

    This week, London Mayor Boris Johnson hailed Mayor Aboutaleb as his ‘hero’ and ‘straight to the point’.

    ‘That is the voice of the Enlightenment, of Voltaire,‘ Mr Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph.

    ‘If we are going to win the struggle for the minds of these young people, then that is the kind of voice we need to hear – and it needs above all to be a Muslim voice.’

    The spirit of Voltaire versus the corrupt left that is so twisted it sides with totalitarianism while posing as liberals.

  31. freespirit January 13, 2015 at 7:47 am, 7:54 am and 8:00 am

    OK, thanks for the research. I’m a little wary of your sources — “Catholic Online” in LA talking about Muslims in France? Puh-lease — because we might be juggling misleading statistics again

    I have heard of the “sensitive urban zones” (ZUS) but didn’t know there was a list of them with population estimates. I don’t doubt the count of ZUSs — 751 — but it would be a big mistake to equate the total population of those ZUSs to the Muslim population, no less the practicing Muslim population.

    Also, the allegation that the police have lost control in these zones does not mean that Sharia has moved in to fill the void. The sensitivity of these zones was not — originally or even now — because of the size of the Muslim community there, but because of the poverty of those zones and the petty crime that went along with it.

    In 2006, Sarkozy (then Minister of the Interior, i.e. head of police) visited the ZUS of Argenteuil (a city where I lived for 2 years) to the northwest of Paris. Argenteuil has a high petty crime rate. He vowed to clean out the city “with a Karcher” (“Karcher” = high-pressure steam cleaner).

    His statement prompted 17 days of riots and car burnings in Argenteuil and the surrounding towns, reported worldwide. The violence had nothing to do with Islam, even though a lot of the kids were Arabs and thus “nominally” Muslim. The issue was poverty, petty crime and hatred of the police.

    Therefore the police consider Argenteuil to be a ZUS, but Sharia has even less force than the laws of the Republic: The kids have no religion and their parents don’t either.

    The neighboring town of Bezons is also a ZUS. I have a friend that I visit often there, and the friend knows just about everyone in town. Bezons has the same run-down post-industrial topology as Argenteuil, but even worse because nothing has been done to renovate the town. There are plenty of Muslims in name only (= Arab name, therefore nominally Muslim), but no mosques. The “Muslims” are atheists.

    In sum, the police are touchy about going into these ZUS because their presence can spark violence. It’s a little like Brooklyn and the Bronx before Giuliani (and Giuliani was a hero for Sarkozy). So, as I said, it’s a big mistake to equate ZUS = Muslim and to conclude that there are 5 million Muslims in France. It’s a very bad reading of the statistics to begin with, and any extrapolation based on it is, well, bullshit.

  32. wbboei
    January 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Perhaps you have heard of these no go zones in Europe, i.e. France, Germany, Belgium.

    They are a “statum im statum” a state within each of these states.

    And we have Sanctuary sites here. 😡

  33. jes, I didn’t post the catholic article for the content, so don’t get too worked up about a Catholic article about Muslims. I purposefully posted two articles from two very different organizations, each of which cited the French website linked above as the source of infer about the no-go zones.

  34. freespirit January 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Yeah, well look: I thanked you for the research and I’m not getting worked up about anything. Am I oozing condescension again?

    Any more articles are welcome.

    But I do retain the right to criticize the content on the basis of what I know, and especially to criticize misleading statistics. In my book, misreading statistics is equivalent to bad spin. I hope you understood my explanation.

  35. I like this Guy!!! 😀

    The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can ‘f*** off’.

    Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week.

    Appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Mayor Aboutaleb said Muslims who ‘do not like freedom can pack your bags and leave’.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2907941/Moroccan-born-mayor-Rotterdam-tells-fellow-Muslims-not-appreciate-freedoms-living-West-pack-bags-f-live-TV.html#ixzz3Oic7oiUG
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  36. admin
    January 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Freespirit, the no-go zones must be turned once again to civil society. Any Muslim who attacks the authorities or prevents civil authority in these zones must be deported and removed. The female genital mutilations and other beliefs practiced by the soft invaders must be stopped by civil authority. The same applies here in America. Muslims who are naturalized citizens can indeed have citizenship revoked and themselves expelled.

    Even in the most Catholic country in Europe the Muslim religion has sunk deep roots. These are not tourists, or huddled masses yearning to breathe free. This is, in part, a response to the problem of low birth rates, and the need to acquire a replacement population for future generation. There as here, under the progressive mantra child bearing is discouraged by the elites who set the tone for the culture. So they delude themselves into believing that inside every Arab there is a Frenchmen committed to the pricipal of libetrad fratenidad equalidad, The French however are proud of their culture–or at leas what remains of it. The American elites facing the same dilemma have adopted the same stance sua sponte, the main difference being our elites are ashamed of American culture and see ours as no better than any other. As a result, they are paralyzed in the face of Muslim terrorism, refuse to condemn it for what it is, and revel in the multiculutralism that posits no culture is better than any other, and therefore it is wrong to be judgmental. In some ways, we are in better shape here than they are in Europe, where this disease has been going on for longer, where the invaders sense the weakness of the European mind in defending its values, but in the fulsomeness of time it will catch up with them, and we will be back to the same place we were ten years ago, where deportation was deemed a plausible policy response as opposed to now where the elites are committed to open borders. Europe will not deport those invaders, and their birth rate predicts the further decline of European values. They are trying to paper this demographic problem over with a massive overreaching bureaucracy, but the harder they push the more likely there will be blood, and the refined European elitist, like his American counterpart is to nihilistic to stand his ground. It is so much easier for him to take refuge in his wealth and throw the country to the wolves. When Bork was teaching at Yale, and student riots like those orchestrated by Holder were ravaging the campuses he found himself having a drink with a fellow conservative colleague, who implored him to just give up, we are past the high water mark of our civilization, so lets enjoy what is left of it while we are still alive. That is the el fin de siglo mentality that besets our elites. That is the real problem. You need look no further than the NYT to understand the depths of this depravity.

  37. It is senseless to talk about assimilation and melting pots which may have existed to a degree in the past, when the current elites of this nation, from academia, to the media, to government:

    1. have lost faith in American values

    2. actively promote multi culturalism in all its forms

    3. are willing to sacrifice our constitution on the altar of world government

    4. have abandoned the working class in their endless search for cheap labor and new markets when one of the two pre eminent

    5. the Democrat Party is committed to dividing the nation along racial, and gender lines,

    6. illegal immigration which will swamp our safety nets is encouragedwhen open borders are encouraged

    7. sanctuarary cities are promoted–providing a loci for home grown terrorism

    The elites dismiss opposition to multi culturalism as xenophobic.

    In fact, it is the game that ruins nations.

    Professor Victor Davis Hanson explains why: http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/

    Put differently, we are whistling past the graveyard of western civilization.

  38. I like this Guy!!! 😀

    The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can ‘f*** off’.

    I guess we can all go home.

    The secular muslims have stood up to the terrorist

    Rhetorically at least

    Now, let him tell us what his policy response is

    So we can see whether this fit of profanity is just words.

    The leader of Egypt is more eloquent and civilized on the topic.

    But here is the difference.

    For him, it was more than words.

    The Muslim Brotherhood, which maintained offices in Obama’s White House

    Was deposed.

    Westerners–democrats particularly, but vichy republicans as well will never make the transition from words to actions.

  39. wbboei January 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

    “Even in the most Catholic country in Europe the Muslim religion has sunk deep roots.”

    Would that be Italy? Spain? Ireland?

  40. http://video.foxnews.com/v/3984283701001/will-republicans-challenge-obamas-immigration-timetable/?#sp=show-clips
    Now this–this says it all.

    I promise you.

    The Republican Party WILL blow up over this issue.

    Because the American People have finally figured out what they really stand for.


    Nothing except serving their donors.

    And fucking the American People.

    This stupidity, more than demographics, will be their undoing.

    Boehner calls himself the most anti establishment speaker in history.

    And so it is.

    In fact, he is so anti establishment that he spends his days serving the establishment, the nights partying with them, and his weakends playing golf with them.

    This issue, illegal immigration, more than ANY other unmasks the fraud they have been perpetrating.

    And their stupidity is such that they do not even get it.

    They do not.

  41. eswezey
    January 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm
    No. The Muslims have deeper roots in France than in Spain and Italy. I do not think they have no go zones in those countries, or places where Sharia Law displaces civil law.

  42. Update: Below, in our main article, we posted two suggestions for the American congress. The first is to invite Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi to speak before a joint session of congress soon after Obama bores everyone with his lies about the State of the Union. The second suggestion is to ban travel from residents of European “no go zones”.

    We now have an additional suggestion. We think Republicans should consider an invitation to a certain mayor to speak before congress. Who is this mayor we think should be heard from? Muslim mayor of Rotterdam to Muslim immigrants: If you don’t like western freedoms, f*** off.

    We discussed this mayor earlier and the spirit of Voltaire, as another mayor has termed the fight for the West. We can’t extol these courageous speakers too much however, so here is the mayor:


  43. Podesta’s in…….


    White House Adviser John Podesta to Join Emerging Hillary Clinton Campaign
    Move Is Another Indication Clinton Is Working Toward Launching 2016 Presidential Bid

    John Podesta, a top White House adviser, will take on a senior advisory role in Hillary Clinton’s emerging presidential bid after he leaves the administration in February, three people familiar with the matter said. The move is one of the most definitive signs yet that Mrs. Clinton is building the apparatus to launch a 2016 campaign.

    Mrs. Clinton isn’t likely to announce her decision on whether to enter the race until the spring. But her advisers are making preparations for such a campaign, as evidenced by Mr. Podesta signing on.

    Mr. Podesta in recent months has sat in on informal meetings of Clinton aides devoted to a possible presidential bid.

    The precise role Mr. Podesta would play in a Clinton campaign is unclear. People familiar with discussions said he likely would be campaign chairman, should she decide to run.

    In the White House, Mr. Podesta has been among President Barack Obama ’s small circle of top advisers, keeping a hand in both foreign and domestic policy and counseling the president on topics including Ebola and immigration. He negotiated an agreement with the Chinese government on Mr. Obama’s behalf aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

    Campaign operations tend to have a youthful cast, but Mr. Podesta would come to the job as kind of Democratic mandarin and Clinton troubleshooter. He served as chief of staff in Bill Clinton’s second term and has held a top role in the family’s charitable foundation.

    Efforts to reach Mr. Podesta Tuesday were handled by the White House on his behalf. A White House official confirmed that Mr. Podesta plans to leave the administration in February but declined to comment on his future plans.

    Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman declined to comment.

    In an interview with Reuters earlier in the month, Mr. Podesta said that once he leaves the White House, “I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing in life.” He added that if Mrs. Clinton “decides to run, I told her I’d do anything I can to help her.”

    In another sign of Mrs. Clinton’s preparations, a marketing specialist from Coca-Cola Co., Wendy Clark, is coming aboard as the Clinton team considers ways to reach younger voters.

    Last week, the company announced that Ms. Clark was taking a temporary leave of absence for what she told colleagues was a “passion project.” One person in Mrs. Clinton’s circle, explaining Ms. Clark’s arrival, said the former secretary of state wants to hear a range of voices and not limit herself to talking only to campaign and political strategists as she girds for the likely presidential campaign.

    Mr. Podesta would have considerable clout in a Clinton campaign. He isn’t expected to have day-to-day managerial responsibilities in the manner of a campaign manager. A top candidate for that post is Robby Mook, who ran Terry McAuliffe’s successful gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, according to people in Mrs. Clinton’s circle.

    People close to Mrs. Clinton see Mr. Podesta as someone with the stature to speak to her as a peer and perhaps work to stave off the sort of internal staff feuding that erupted in Mrs. Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential bid.

    Mr. Podesta is the founder of a prominent liberal think tank in Washington, the Center for American Progress, whose current president, Neera Tanden, was a senior policy adviser on Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

    In 2013, Mrs. Clinton appeared at an anniversary party for the center and described Mr. Podesta as the “indispensable man.”

    The two are close. Mrs. Clinton has reached out to him for political advice over the past decade, friends said. Last year, Mr. Podesta took part in a question-and-answer session with Mrs. Clinton at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, posing gentle questions.

    Mr. Clinton, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in late 2013, as Mr. Podesta was joining the White House, praised his judgment and policy expertise. “He’s very straight forward. He doesn’t play games with people. You always know where he stands,” the former president said.

  44. Screw you Rubio……


    Marco Rubio: Hillary Clinton As President Would Be A ‘Death Blow’ To The American People

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo News, saying her policies are “20th century relics.”

    “If we don’t begin to address 21st century problems with 21st century ideas, we’re going to leave millions of people behind permanently,” Rubio said. “We can’t afford that. That would be a death blow to the American dream.”

    That line comes from the introduction to Rubio’s new book American Dreams, which comes out Tuesday.


    Go flog your cheapo book and take your cheap shots with you.

  45. The Whitehouse has now announced that the terrorists in Paris were not Islam. Maybe not on planet Obama where Obama and Howard Dean live.

    No wonder the loon did not go to Paris. Can you imagine him going over there and telling people that?

  46. Count me down to January 2017 when this Sharia compliant idiot is out of office. Who the fuck voted for this nut? You know, one of my friends who is Jewish voted for him to protect RoeVWade from Romney. And my Mother, who had Alzheimers had her ballot taken in by her bobot caretaker (who I did fire). There are millions of voters out there who are getting what they deserve. Too bad for the rest of us.

  47. wbboei January 13, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Muslims have deeper roots in France than in Spain and Italy.

    You’re right, but I was just wondering about the connection you were making between “the most Catholic country in Europe” — which is not France — and the rise of Islam there.

    If you want to generalize about European countries that have deep Muslim roots from outside their borders, turn your attention to the Netherlands (thus Rotterdam):

    They have a large Muslim population dating from the days when the Dutch left Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country.

    They had a lot of hard feelings left over from the Indonesian war for independence, just as the French did about the Algerian war; but they reacted the same way, by opening the door to immigration from their former colony.

    It may be (not sure) that Holland has the highest per capita Muslim population in Europe (aside from the Balkan countries, of course).

    In any event, the Netherlands is a strongly Protestant country, not Catholic, so your generalizations are due for a major overhaul.

  48. If you want to generalize about European countries that have deep Muslim roots from outside their borders, turn your attention to the Netherlands (thus Rotterdam):
    I was not arguing causation, but commenting upon the irony involved.

    That a strong Catholic nation would allow a Muslim insurgence without a strong response.

    If I were to advance a thesis at all, it would begin with a question.

    If the Muslim insurgence is centered in certain nations in northern Europe

    Then is there a common set of conditions in those countries that make them most hospitable to this invasion?

    I believe there is:

    Belgium, Germany and Netherlands were originally Catholic, but each of them were changed through violence by the Protestant Revolution. (Note: the Thirty Years War, for example, where 6 million lives were lost—whereas we tend to think of such staggering losses as a phenomenon of the twentieth century). France, by contrast, remained a strong Catholic nation much longer, until the bloody revolution of 1789. Therefore, the common experience among all of these nations is that in each case, by force, Catholicism was ousted as the State Religion. By contrast, Spain and Italy remained strong Catholic countries despite the communist purges of the 1930’s put down by Franco.

    In other words, history suggests why some European nations have been more hospitable to the Muslim insurgency, and others have not. Those that have have allowed them to enter their country, resist assimilation, have their own government, their own set of laws and then become as flummoxed as we are that these people would take advantage of their adopted homeland to advance the greater cause of the clash of civilizations and the remaking of the world order.

  49. When pigs fly:


    Per the BBC, Oxford University Press has instructed its authors to refrain from mentioning . . . pork. The International Business Times reports:

    One of the biggest education publishers in the world has warned its authors not to mention pigs or sausages in their books to avoid causing offence.

    Oxford University Press (OUP) said all books must take into consideration other cultures if they hope to sell copies in countries across the world.

    As a result, the academic publisher has issued guidance advising writers to avoid mentioning pigs or “anything else which could be perceived as pork” so as not to offend Muslim or Jewish people.

    The move was revealed during a discussion on free speech during BBC Radio 4’s Today programme in the wake of the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo and its decision to use an image of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of its latest issue.

    This is nothing more or less than an institution’s permitting the violent threats of the illiberal to impose thought control on the free. Worse, perhaps: this is forbiddance of the most petty, minor, craven sort. If those utilizing the publishing house of Britain’s oldest university cannot mention a basic food product for fear of offending the inordinately silly, how on earth are they supposed to tackle the larger questions of race, religion, love, poverty, sex, war, and politics? What chance do they have investigating belief systems and ideas? How might they go about debating subjects that really matter? All told, the popular claim “I’m offended” represents nothing more than a meaningless piece of cowardly self-indulgence. That Oxford University is so much as considering entertaining it is a disgrace.

  50. One of the biggest education publishers in the world, (Oxford University Press) has warned its authors not to mention pigs or sausages in their books to avoid causing offense.


    These people make decisions on how to educate the world, and they decide to ban pigs as a species because they don’t want to offend people that don’t eat pork for religious reasons?

    They should be boycotted by future authors, consumers and students.

    Idiots –

  51. jeswezy

    I hope you understood my explanation.

    How could anyone consider that condescending, Jes?

  52. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton had strong words for these high-level officials, saying that,

    “These new documents, withheld for years contrary to law, suggest that a top IRS official may have obstructed investigations into the IRS scandal. Even Lois Lerner objected to her boss’s travel to the infamous Cincinnati IRS office, falsely accused by Barack Obama as being solely responsible for the abuse of the First Amendment rights of his critics… These documents also show the IRS knew early on that it was abusing its authority and innocent Americans through burdensome information requests and improper collection of the names of donors to groups that threatened Obama’s reelection. This IRS scandal is just getting started. Obama’s cover up of his administration’s suppression of his political opposition continues to unravel.”

    This latest batch of information is damning not only because it gives hard evidence to suggest that high-level officials attempted to repress free speech, but also because it confirms what we’ve suspected all along—that these people engaged in a shameless cover-up that went all the way up to the President himself.

    As Fitton said, this scandal is just getting warmed up.


  53. This is CNN:

    “I think it’s kind of like what we saw in Ferguson. That this was a kind of, in some ways, the tinder that lit the spark, but the embers were already burning. There is a prevailing feeling in France among many Muslims that they are not treated as part of the state at large. France has a very proud, very long secular history, and it’s not always done the best of integrating any of its religious minorities, French Muslims included.”

    Muslims are 60% of the French prison population. That’s the connection to Ferguson if there is one.

  54. France has Draconian gun control laws. Yet, there appears to be no regard for the gun control laws among the law breakers.


    How did the attackers get the guns?

    Almost certainly illegally. Bloomberg reports that weapons designed for military use, such as the Kalashnikov AK series, have been illegally flooding France over the past few years, with state bodies recording double digit increases.

    “The French black market for weapons has been inundated with eastern European war artillery and arms,” Philippe Capon, the head of UNSA police union, told Bloomberg. “They are everywhere in France.”

    The number of illegal guns is thought to be at least twice the number of legal guns in the country. Weapons such as AK-47s can be bought for the equivalent of a few thousand dollars.

    Looks like French gun control laws only punish those that follow the law. Lawbreakers break the law no matter what it is. As for the Muslim Terrorists, they got their guns and money from terrorist organizations abroad so this is not a crime problem as some would have it.

    Obama and his ilk think terrorism is an issue for the FBI to “investigate”. But terrorism is not “workplace violence”, it is terrorism and must be fought against in the way one used to fight wars.

  55. And now for something completely different… If the terrorists don’t get us, and Obama fails to kill us, there is some good news:


    By 2050 no one under 80 will be dying from cancer, study says
    New research shows a daily low-dose aspirin is the single most effective action to protect against cancer

    Cancer will kill almost no one under the age of 80 by 2050 due to continued advances preventing and treating the disease, a major study suggests.

    The research by University College London was published as experts said that a daily low-dose aspirin is the single most effective action to protect against cancer.

    Prof Jack Cuzick, who leads research into disease prevention, urged GPs to do more to ensure patients were given advice to take “baby aspirin” for a decade between the age of 50 and 65.

    He cited research showing that such action reduces the chance of cancer, heart attacks and strokes by between seven and nine per cent, in 15 years and cut overall death rates by four per cent in two decades.

    The new study by University College London suggests that on current trends, by 2050, cancer will rarely kill anyone under the age of 80.

    To our experts: Agree with the aspirin advice or not?

  56. Let me bottom line something rather than wasting my time and your eyeballs on some convoluted hypothesis.

    If Sun Tzu was right, then the art of war consists of defeating the enemy mentally, before the battle begins.

    The major impetus for change in the world is not coming from the west. The west has lost confidence in its values and is in a state of retreat. It lacks the guts to defend its borders, its freedom of speech, all in the fond hope that the muslims will meet them have way. They imagine a utopian world where secular Muslims teach radical Muslims to be nice people, and stop killing.

    How likely are the radical Muslims to accept that proposition, when they have made the world take notice, spit in Obama’s face and he hasn’t the courage to wipe off the lugge, but just carries on bombatically about world peace, and all his usual academic bullshit which means exactly nothing and marks him for the coward he is.

    The radical Muslim is a connoseur of power. He knows that power is all about perception. He has fear and religious certainty on his side. And as far as the secular muslim convincing the radical muslim to abandon is wicked wicked ways the proposition is absurd on its face. It has the smell of the lamp to it, and its why someone like Power has been such an abject failure.

    It gets back to the theory of megapolitics. The power of the dollar is always hostage to the power of the gun. The political process in the west is such that it cannot produce leaders who are capable of confronting the radical Muslim in the only terms he understands.

  57. An old friend of mine who was president of our Bar Association told me he cannot stand to listen to political speeches, because at the end of every sentence, he is seized by an irresistible impulse to leap to his feet and say: I object!!!

    If I followed his advice, I would have grown hoarse years ago. Instead, I have decided to play the part of a skeptic. There is no harm in that really since 98% of what politicians tell us is complete bullshit, and they all work as hard as they so to hide the truth and enrich their donors.

    In life in general, but in politics in particular, Learned Hand said it best: “A wise man is a skeptical one.”

    If wisdom lies in being a skeptic, how does one avoid the slippery slope which leads from skeptic, to cynic, to nihilist?

    Better all those things than a rube who voted for Obama.

  58. foxyladi14
    January 13, 2015 at 10:25 am
    January 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Perhaps you have heard of these no go zones in Europe, i.e. France, Germany, Belgium.

    They are a “statum im statum” a state within each of these states.

    And we have Sanctuary sites here.

    Not quite the same, but unAmerican non the less. Austin is one, have a over the top ultra libera populaton with the University, etc. A blotch of blue in a very red state.

  59. The RINO creed is inscribed on the bathroom walls of congress.

    It reads:

    God bless my donors.

    And, to hell with the American People.

    I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I will do. . . nothing.

    Comes now yet another god . . . with feet of clay.

    Great visuals, and thunder from the heaven.

    But his friendship with black racist Cummings.

    His nothingbrurger investigation into Benghazi.

    And then, the I love Boehner vote . . .

    All of a sudden a light goes on

    And we realize who and what we are dealing with.

    Wash your fondest beliefs in an acid bath of cynicism

    And what we are left with is what?

    Sound and fury signifying nothing:
    Trey Gowdy Is Not A Conservative Leader

    The Cold Hard Truth

    Former Congressman Allen West has a massive following. He is loud and bombastic. His followers think he is rock-solid conservative and is their response to Obama, the first black President. It turns out he was decidedly mediocre when he served in Congress, despite his fiery rhetoric.

    Congressman Trey Gowdy is a similar case. He is known for his epic demonstrations of wit during oversight committee hearings. While Gowdy does vote a lot better than Allen West, he’s not by any means a standard bearer when it comes to policy votes. For example, he voted against prohibiting the indefinite detention of American citizens back in July, and his work on immigration has Mark Levin calling him a “RINO.“

    But the interesting thing about Gowdy is that for months his supporters have been clamoring for him to run for President, and especially, they have been pushing him to run for Speaker.

    Gowdy repeatedly declined to run for any position in leadership.

    Even when Gowdy supported Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)50%, the chief establishment choice for Majority Whip, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)40%, the establishment choice for Majority Leader, his supporters still wanted him to be Speaker.

    Even though Gowdy gave the nominating speech for Boehner last November during a conference meeting, his supporters pressed on.

    And today, on the critical day in which we learned that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)HERITAGE ACTIONSCORECARDRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average61%SEE FULL SCORECARDN/A would be re-elected as Speaker of the House, Trey Gowdy released this statement:

    “A cancelled flight, due to weather, from South Carolina to Washington this morning regrettably prevented me from being in Washington for today’s Speaker vote. I apologize to my constituents and my colleagues. My wife and I were traveling this morning in an effort to minimize the amount of school she (a 1st grade teacher) and our daughter (in high school) would miss.”

    “Had our flight not been cancelled, I would have voted for our Conference nominee, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A. The position of Speaker of the House is a difficult job as evidenced by the fact that so few members seek the position. Speaker Boehner was approved overwhelmingly by the Conference in November. In fact, not a single other name was placed in nomination.”
    Hopefully everyone can now agree that Trey Gowdy is not the best choice for President or Speaker in the future. Unless you think the establishment needs to remain in charge.

    But I do look forward to him becoming Attorney General in 2017 under a conservative President.

  60. The word conservative and the world liberal are materially misleading.

    Obama claims to be a liberal, when in fact he is a totalitarian. Ditto with most of his party.

    Boehner/McConnel claim to be conservative, when in fact, they are the architects of big government and lobbyists.

    And big media is the biggest fraud of all, peddling a total defense of the status quo.

    Just to get my blood boiling O’Reilly just had to post of video of that numbnutz David Ignatius of WashPo.

    That beedy eyed mother fucker who tells us that under Obama we have peace and prosperity

    Never realizing that those conditions only exist inside the beltway

    Now tells us that in the aftermath of the Paris attack, we must not use the word terrorism

    And the ignorant motherfucker says it with such conviction that the ground shakes

    There is no common sense, no accountabilty, and no consequences in this system.

    You could put a trained ape in as president and he would be right more often than Obama.

    What a wasteland.

  61. Not quite the same, but unAmerican non the less.

    Austin is one, have a over the top ultra libera populaton with the University, etc.

    A blotch of blue in a very red state.
    Why . . that’s . . . Lloyd Doggert country.

    Yippy yi yay yi yay yippy yie yoo-oh

    He’s the lowest critter west of the Alamo.

  62. freespirit January 14, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I hope you understood my explanation.

    How could anyone consider that condescending, Jes?

    OK, that might sound condescending; but don’t you think you’re getting a little over-sensitive here? Let me explain:

    First, I criticized the content of the articles you posted, and your reaction was that I was getting worked up. I read that as I was attacking you personally. Not so.

    Then, since you had no reaction to my very critical comments, I wondered if you had even taken them into consideration, or just dismissed them as a personal attack. So: “I hope you understood my explanation.” I wasn’t questioning your intellectual ability to understand the comments, but your willingness to do so.

    I’m really baffled by this condescension stuff. There is none on my part, but I guess it often comes across that way. I’m convinced it’s purely a matter of logical steps that I make and you don’t, or vice versa.

  63. In France, Europe, Britain, the supposed Socialist love for the “downtrodden” does not apply if you are a Jew:


    Majority of British Jews Polled Feel They Have No Long-Term Future in Europe

    A poll has found that more than half of British Jews feel anti-Semitism is on the rise

    A survey of Jewish people in the U.K. has found that a quarter have considered leaving the country within the last two years and more than half feel they have no long-term future in Europe.

    The poll, which was carried out by YouGov for the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), asked 2,230 British Jewish people their thoughts on the country’s attitudes toward Jewish people. More than half of the Jewish Brits polled said they felt that “anti-Semitism now echoes the 1930s” and “that they have witnessed more anti-Semitism in the past two years than they have witnessed ever before.”

    The poll also asked 3,411 British adults whether or not they agreed with certain antisemitic stereotypes — such as “Jews chase money more than other British people” — and found that such beliefs are widely prevalent with 45 percent of Britons polled agreeing with at least one anti-Semitic sentiment.(A quarter of those polled agreed with the statement about money.)

    Gideon Falter, the chairman of the CAA, said in a foreword to the report, “Britain is at a tipping point: unless anti-Semitism is met with zero tolerance, it will continue to grow and British Jews may increasingly question their place in their own country.”

  64. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/europes-leading-rabbi-jews-must-begin-carrying-guns/

    Europe’s Leading Rabbi: Jews Must Begin Carrying Guns

    Top Jewish org petitions EU to permit Jews to carry guns

    One of Europe’s most prominent Jewish organizations is petitioning the European Union to pass new legislation that would permit Jewish community members to carry guns “for the essential protection of their communities,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

    The European Jewish Association (EJA), which represents Jewish communities across Europe, says that gun license laws must be altered following a string of deadly attacks on Jews in France and other European countries, where anti-Semitism has been growing at an alarming rate.

    The recent attacks, including one on a Kosher market that killed four, “have revealed the urgent need to stop talking and start acting” in a way that empowers Europe’s Jews, according to a letter sent Tuesday by EJA General Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin to EU leaders.

    The EU, which has enacted very stringent gun control laws, should empower and train Jews to be proficient with guns in order to maintain their safety, according to Margolin.

    “The Paris attacks, as well as the many challenges and threats which have been presented to the European Jewish community in recent years, have revealed the urgent need to stop talking and start acting,” Margolin writes.

  65. They’re blocking traffic in Boston highways today.


    George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    Liberal billionaire gave at least $33 million in one year to groups that emboldened activists

    There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets.

    Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.

    Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.

    In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.

    The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre.

    Soros-sponsored organizations helped mobilize protests in Ferguson, building grass-roots coalitions on the ground backed by a nationwide online and social media campaign.

    Other Soros-funded groups made it their job to remotely monitor and exploit anything related to the incident that they could portray as a conservative misstep, and to develop academic research and editorials to disseminate to the news media to keep the story alive.

    The plethora of organizations involved not only shared Mr. Soros‘ funding, but they also fed off each other, using content and buzzwords developed by one organization on another’s website, referencing each other’s news columns and by creating a social media echo chamber of Facebook “likes” and Twitter hashtags that dominated the mainstream media and personal online newsfeeds.

    Buses of activists from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference in Chicago; from the Drug Policy Alliance, Make the Road New York and Equal Justice USA from New York; from Sojourners, the Advancement Project and Center for Community Change in Washington; and networks from the Gamaliel Foundation — all funded in part by Mr. Soros — descended on Ferguson starting in August and later organized protests and gatherings in the city until late last month.

    All were aimed at keeping the media’s attention on the city and to widen the scope of the incident to focus on interrelated causes — not just the overpolicing and racial discrimination narratives that were highlighted by the news media in August.

    These are phony astroturf “movements” just like Occupy Wall Street.

  66. Wbboei, do you have the source of “The Cold Hard Truth” posted at 3:42a.m. today. I would like to forward it. Thanks

  67. I agree with Wbboei when he said this about Trey. 🙂

    But I do look forward to him becoming Attorney General in 2017 under a conservative President.

  68. The bottom line?

    Big media hates this nation and its tradition of freedom and opportunity for all.

    They are in the business of lying to protect their privileged position against a rising tide of populism.

    Mindful of the fact that they are small in numbers they have adopted a strategy of divide and conquer.

    While they dine on caviar and tell themselves what wonderful people they are.

    But in truth, just as a rose is a rose is a rose–a traitor is a traitor is a traitor.

    And that is why this Paris business is so shocking to them.

    Ten thousands Christians in the middle east get slaughtered.

    And what do you hear from the captains of the ship of fools known as big media?


    But lay one hand–blade or shrapnel on the fair head of media and they go blatto.

    Therefore, only in the most perverse sense of the word, the Muslim terrorists have done the world a favor.

    By outing self indulgent scumbags like David Ignatius, dean of WashPo when he worries about a backlash against Muslims

    And never considers the victims of these tragedies, not even over his high priced wine and caviar

    On a surface level, the media’s refusal to engage the ugly underbelly of Islam is baffling, especially in the context of a story where press freedom is directly at stake. So called moderate Muslims like Anjem Choudary spent all day yesterday patiently explaining on twitter that insulting the prophet should be illegal and that any Westerner who does so just has to understand that if they get killed for doing so, they had it coming. And it’s too easy to chalk this up to cowardice in the face of intimidation. After all, the press has a lengthy history of coddling and treating brutal and totalitarian regimes – regimes that systematically oppress freedoms of expression that the press ostensibly stands for – as long as those regimes meet one condition: they must be opposed to the interests of America.

    But the bottom line here is, big media hates America. Big media is elitist to the core. And, as the American Dream fades in the sunset, these elitists are determined to pursue a policy of divide and conquer this nation through distorted reporting which amounts to pure propaganda, all to one end: to preserve their own position of privilege. Follow-the-money.

    From the Soviets throughout the cold war, to Mao, to Che, to Hugo Chavez, to modern totalitarian Muslim dictators, if you oppress your own people BUT publicly hate and humiliate America, you will either be portrayed by the press as misunderstood, treated with kid gloves, or not mentioned at all. But if you are an autocratic dictator who is actually on the side of American interests abroad you will be the subject of numerous media exposes that lament the terrible plight of human rights in your country. A comparison of the way Augusto Pinochet and Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi were covered by the media of their day with the way Hugo Chavez and Robert Mugabe are covered today reveals that you can get away with quite a lot in the Western media as long as you strike a public anti-American pose.

    And with respect to the current crop of radical Islamic terrorists, surely even the most dense member of the Western media must understand by now that if they had their way, freedom of the press as we know it would not exist and many journalists would be either jailed or executed – either for what they have written or for how they choose to live their personal lives, or, you know, for being Jewish. And yet, even these facts are not enough to cause them to treat radical Islamics with the contempt reserved for the Westboro Baptist Church freaks or to honestly shine a spotlight on the extent to which radical Islam has taken hold even in Western countries (particularly in Europe) or to frankly report on the doctrine that is taught there.

    And the only possible reason is this: however bad and offensive their doctrine is, at least they are opposed to America. And that trumps all.

  69. One of the less subtle forms of this is the effort by big media to deny first amendment protection to bloggers under the pretense of hate crimes. Their motive of course is not that. That is merely a pretext. The motive is to regain the control of the public mind they once enjoyed prior to the internet, to deprive the people of the ability to point out the self serving platitudes, falsehood and censorship that characterize their reporting. At the heart of it, big media is the biggest enemy of democracy in this nation, and the biggest promoter of oligarchy, which is the clear trend line of the federal government.

  70. The role of big media in our system of inverted totalitarianism and managed democracy, as Professor Wolin, the sharpest and most objective of informed observers has characterized our system is clear as a bell. It begins with the decision of the NYT cabal on whom we should support, and for suggestions they look to HuffPo and other left wing blogs. Once that question is decided, they signal their network of newspapers across the land, who publish their stories. Then, they look to find the weakest challenger in the other party and throw their support behind him or her, to make sure their own selection has an easier time of it. Then, once the weak Republican receives the nomination, they tear him or her apart limb by limb, in the evening news, then on the late night shows, and finally in the morning shows, and they spread the poison through their newspaper partners.

    How different from days of old when the publisher of the news lived in the community, cared about the consequences of what he or she reported, and knew damned well that if he got it wrong, he would hear about it from his fellow citizens. I did not invent that paradaigm. It was explained to me meticulously by the owner of the best small town newspaper in America who is also a friend. Then the communication was two way–no polls, not ministry of truth, and if he did investigative journalism, which involved months of effort, if he could not verify the results through three independent sources, he did not publish and he ate the cost, whereas today, what big media does, is they feed the results–what the FBI calls raw data, inference, inuendo, hearsay and lies that come right out of the gutter to political operatives in the party of their choice to aid and abet the process of personal destruction upon which they can get their money back.

  71. Cher called Letterman an asshole.

    He comment was correct, as far as it goes.

    For me he is more.

    He is someone who should be used as the designated beheadee, when radical Muslims get the urge to do that.

    Sort of like a pinch hitter.

    Who shoulders would be lonesome for his head.

    I can recall him referring to “The Prophet”

    Which made me wonder whether he was in the process of converting.

    Until I realized what he was really talking about was the profit.

    And where big media is concerned the chant may be Allah Akbar one day, detante the next

    But one thing never changes with them:

    Profit before truth.

  72. foxyladi14
    January 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for that clip of Trey, Foxy.

    I love to hear Trey say it like it is!

    Pussyfootin’ ass-kissers don’t hold a candle to Trey.

  73. Fellow Conservative:

    Thanks to the pressure put on Republicans by the grassroots, the House voted 236 to 191 yesterday to block the President’s unlawful amnesty.

    This is great news, but now the bill goes to the Senate where Democrats will try to block it and many Republicans secretly want it to fail.

    There are two things that need to happen if we’re going to win this debate.

    First, Senate Republicans must stand up to the president and refuse to spend taxpayer money to implement his unlawful action.

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may try to hold a quick cloture vote so he can throw up his hands, concede defeat, and move on to something else.

    We can’t allow that to happen.

    Senator McConnell should bring the bill to the floor soon and keep it there until there are enough Democrats to cut off debate and advance the bill. If he is serious about stopping amnesty, he won’t surrender as he has done in the past.

    Now that Republicans control the Senate, they are the only ones who can take this bill off the Senate floor. If Democrats want to filibuster the bill, they should be forced to do so in front of the cameras for everyone to see.

    Second, we need to pressure at least six Democrats to vote to stop the president’s unlawful amnesty.

    A number of Democrats voiced opposition to the president’s action last year, and many others are worried about having to vote with the president on this issue.

    Now is the time to call on them to support and defend the Constitution.

    Some Democrats may support amnesty, but don’t like the way it was done. This is their chance to show their independence and to listen to the American people.

    Please call these Senate Democrats and urge them to support the House bill that defunds the president’s executive amnesty. Our calls to defeat John Boehner as Speaker shocked lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Let’s do it again.
    Michael Bennet (D-CO) (202) 224-5852
    Sherrod Brown (D-OH) (202) 224-2315
    Joe Donnelly (D-IN) (202) 224-4814
    Al Franken (D-MN) (202) 224-5641
    Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) (202) 224-2043
    Angus King (I-ME) (202) 224-5344
    Joe Manchin (D-WV) (202) 224-3954
    Claire McCaskill (D-MO) (202) 224-6154
    Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (202) 224-2841
    Jon Tester (D-MT) (202) 224-2644
    Mark Warner (D-VA) (202) 224-2023
    Ron Wyden (D-OR) (202) 224-5244

  74. admin January 15, 2015 at 8:35 am

    In France, Europe, Britain, the supposed Socialist love for the “downtrodden” does not apply if you are a Jew:

    Majority of British Jews Polled Feel They Have No Long-Term Future in Europe

    We complain about Obama pulling the race card all the time….

    Leave it to the Jews to pull the victim card… again.

    The world’s top Zionist is Lord Mayor of the City and head of the Bank of England. Talk about “downtrodden”!!

  75. jeswezey

    You’re gonna ruffle some feathers over that ‘pull the victim card again’ statement.

    Personally, I don’t care for it.

  76. Jews have and remain a victim of European hatred/genocide and radical Islam is now leaving the small percentage of Jews remaining in Europe to either live in constant fear or immigrate to our biblical homeland, the Jewish State of Israel.

  77. jeswezy,

    I’m sure these little arguments about specifics which can neither proven nor disproven must be boring for others so I’ll just respond once more and let that be it.

    Re: Your arguments about the Catholic article, I said that it was posted less for the content than for the source, so I felt no need to comment on your critique of it.

    Re: Your feeling that I was getting personal when I said you were getting worked up – When someone begins a comment with “puh-lese” it seems like they’re getting worked up. If you tell me that I misinterpreted your response and the emotion behind it, I’lI accept that and move on.

    Re: The condescension issue, you brought that up, not I. I think I accused you of being condescending months ago, and you countered by saying that your friends considered you to be extremely laid back, not at all someone who would be condescending.
    It is difficult to pick up emotion and personal context from the printed word, so there’s no point arguing. If you say you’re not condescending, so be it. But when you question someone’s ability to understand, or their willingness to do so, they might tend to think you’re being condescending.

    You said you wanted to see a French – no an American – source of the statistic Admin’s article quoted. I found a French source containing the same info and referenced in numerous articles, and posted it. That was my intent. Not to argue about the Catholics’ opinion of Muslims or any other issue.

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