Peak Disgust This #GoodFriday – Obama, #IranDeal #MemoriesPizza #KenyaAttack

Update: How should we punish grandma and grandpa for opposing gay marriage? It’s good to see other supporters of gay rights and gay marriage speak out against the totalitarian mindset that grips the left. We’ve made our own “whole world is watching” argument against the totalitarian left infection of the gay rights movement in our main article. Here’s another:

What do white evangelicals, Muslims, Mormons, blacks, conservative Republicans, and immigrants from Africa, South America, and Central America all have in common? They’re less likely to support gay marriage than the average Californian. [snip]

The owners of Memories Pizza are, I think, mistaken in what their Christian faith demands of them. And I believe their position on gay marriage to be wrongheaded. But I also believe that the position I’ll gladly serve any gay customers but I feel my faith compels me to refrain from catering a gay wedding is less hateful or intolerant than let’s go burn that family’s business to the ground. [snip]

A relatively big digital mob has been attacking this powerless family in rural Indiana, but I don’t get the sense that its participants have reflected on or even thought of these questions. I don’t think they recognize how ugly, intolerant and extreme their actions appear or the effect they’ll have on Americans beyond the mainstream media, or that their vitriolic shaming these people has ultimately made them into martyrs. I fear that a backlash against their tactics will weaken support for the better angels of the gay rights movement at a time when more progress needs to be made, and that they’re turning traditionalists into a fearful, alienated minority with a posture of defensiveness that closes them off to persuasion.

We detest bully boys and bully boy tactics. It doesn’t matter if the bully boys wear brown shirts or rainbow shirts… blue shirts or red shirts.

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We’re disgusted. Not discouraged, not resigned, disgusted.

Why? Sample the news stories of past few days, weeks, months, as they appeared on one day.

On one day this week Vladimir Putin threatened nuclear war over Crimea, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. That was not all, “Russia has threatened to use “nuclear force” to defend its annexation of Crimea and warned that the “same conditions” that prompted it to take military action in Ukraine exist in the three Baltic states, all members of Nato.” Anyone think NATO, under current leadership will fulfill it’s treaty obligations to the Baltic States and defend them if strong leader Putin attacks? Anyone think still occupied Crimea will be an issue for the craven West?

On that same day yet another Muslim attack against Christians took place. 147 Christians killed by Muslims. This July Obama can witness his anti-Christian anti-Jew handiwork when he visits his ancestral homeland of Kenya.

On the same day two Muslim women in New York City were arrested because they plotted bomb attacks against the United States. These Muslim women planned attacks in and against a democratic country where women are free in order to defend a religion and political movement that despises women (and gays).

The reaction to the two Muslim potential killers from an American woman senator? Censorship. That disgusting woman senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, thinks that the thing to do is remove the “Anarchist Cookbook”and terrorist publications from the internet. It’s freedom hating censorship in the name of freedom. Think this silly censorship will work? Instead of a call for a vigorous defense of freedom in national policy and destruction of the totalitarian movements which propel the Putins and the Muslim killers, we get a futile call for censorship that at best will not work. We will not defeat this Muslim terror mentality with hashtag Twitter campaigns nor internet activism censorship. Did #BringBackOurGirls bring back those girls?

On the same day as the above events occurred we also saw continued attacks against a pizza store because the owner surmised they would not cater a gay wedding if they were ever asked. What person, gay or straight, would cater their wedding with pizza?

It wasn’t about pizza of course. The pizza shop in Indiana was collateral damage in a bigger fight against anti-gay institutional discrimination and the rights of conscience (which have been a fundamental bulwark in every movement for freedom in this country) guaranteed under the First Amendment.

How foolish was this “fight” on the part of gay activists? The very powerful gay boss of one of the most powerful companies in the world, Apple, denounced Indiana and a new religious rights law and threatened to economically deprive Indiana of Apple dollars. Think about that. The economic powerhouse Apple is led by a gay man who opens Apple stores in the most anti-women and anti-gay Muslim countries yet the target of his gay ire is Indiana because the presumed anti-gay wedding non caterers are Christian.

When will the gay rights movement target Muslim bakeries and ask them to cater gay weddings? When will some proud gay black man walk into a business owned by a member of Chicago’s Nation of Islam and demand his gay wedding be catered by anti-gay anti-Christian anti-woman Louis Farrakhan?

What disgusts us about the gay activist attacks against Christianity is not so much the hypocrisy of the protection of gay killing Muslims and gay killing Muslim countries. What is particularly disgusting is the totalitarian mind control exhibited by the supposed defenders of gay rights. And we issue this warning to our allies that support gay rights: “the whole world is watching”.

“The whole world is watching” is typically used by freedom movements to advance on the moral high ground. But in this case, “the whole world is watching” is more of an ominous threat. In many of the Muslim countries the gay rights movement in the United States is watched with loathing (and yes this is despite the fact that many of the Muslim countries have huge closeted gay populations within them and even some not so closeted (think dancing boys of Afghanistan) gay populations). They’re watching the gay movement in America and see the intolerance of the gay movement here and prepare.

In Russia the anti-gay movement is as intolerant as the gay movement in America is becoming. An Associated Press poll finds that anti-gay bigotry is gaining ground in Russia and new laws against gays are on the rise. The gay movement in America and the West should remain on the high ground of tolerance and freedom not on the mind control totalitarian repression of opposing views. Don’t become what you fought against Gay America.

So, as a pizza shop was under attack for expressing an idea, not doing or not doing anything, but for the expression of a thought, Yemen too was in the news. In Yemen Muslim nuts fight Muslim nuts. In Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Kenya, throughout the Middle East and every Muslim Country and beyond “the world is on fire”, as Speaker of the House John Boehner said.

What was the Obama response to a world on fire? Gasoline!

In Iran the people danced in the streets. Good reason for the celebrations, Iran has gotten the deal of the century:

The thing that no one, supporter or opponent, can deny about the Iran deal is this: Under the agreed “framework,” after ten or 15 years, Iran will be permitted to develop all the nuclear weapons it wants. This agreement is not, as the White House claimed it would be, a deal to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It is merely a way to manage and delay it. [snip]

The principle is simple. Crazy, violent, apocalyptic, militaristic, expansionist sponsors of terrorism are not to be trusted with the atom bomb.

An Iranian bomb would also mean the end of nonproliferation efforts. [snip]

This deal leaves the entire Iranian nuclear weapons production line in place. Iran will even be permitted to continue spinning thousands of centrifuges and enrich uranium, though not at the level needed for a bomb. Assuming they don’t cheat, which they always have. [snip]

Iran’s decades of illegal work on a nuclear weapon is now officially legitimized.

“I’m a little puzzled by the political agreement,” said Olli Heinonen, a previous inspections chief at the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. “You’re going to leave Iran as a threshold state. There isn’t much room to maneuver.”

The US surrendered to Iran on nuke deal, says …. France. An Obama capitulation at treacherous levels according to the French gave Iran the deal they and Obama wanted.

As we have documented before, Obama has always wanted to be the “Arabs’ lawyer”. Persians’ lawyer too? According to an Iranian defector Obama at the negotiating table negotiated for Iran, not America:

Iranian Defector: ‘U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf’

An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. He also has a damning indictment of America’s role in the nuclear negotiations.

The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. The P 5 + 1 is made up of United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, plus Germany.

The “Arabs’ lawyer” is now also at work for the Persians:

France felt the Americans were keeping France and the other negotiating partners in the dark about the talks. Rather it being P5+1, it has really been the U.S. only talking to Iran. And the French negotiators complained in private the Americans were trying to “force them to make concessions on issues like the number of centrifuges allowed or sanctions.

The French ambassador to the US tweeted his displeasure at the beginning of March, “We want a deal. They need a deal. The tactics and the result of the negotiation should reflect this asymmetry.”

Can’t disagree with the WaPo: The Iran deal is a cave — by Obama’s own standards:

None of Iran’s nuclear facilities — including the Fordow center buried under a mountain — will be closed. Not one of the country’s 19,000 centrifuges will be dismantled. Tehran’s existing stockpile of enriched uranium will be “reduced” but not necessarily shipped out of the country. In effect, Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will remain intact, though some of it will be mothballed for 10 years. When the accord lapses, the Islamic republic will instantly become a threshold nuclear state.

That’s a long way from the standard set by President Obama in 2012 when he declared that “the deal we’ll accept” with Iran “is that they end their nuclear program” and “abide by the U.N. resolutions that have been in place.” Those resolutions call for Iran to suspend the enrichment of uranium. Instead, under the agreement announced Thursday, enrichment will continue with 5,000 centrifuges for a decade, and all restraints on it will end in 15 years. [snip]

The proposed accord will provide Iran a huge economic boost that will allow it to wage more aggressively the wars it is already fighting or sponsoring across the region. Whether that concession is worthwhile will depend in part on details that have yet to be agreed upon, or at least publicly explained.

Obama’s Iran deal is disgusting:

To quote Winston Churchill under remarkably similar circumstances after Munich: We have suffered an unmitigated defeat. And just like in 1938, our national leader is painting it as a victory over the warmongers without any recognition that he’s just set loose the real warmongers, and what follows will be disaster and ignominy.

We’re disgusted with good reason(s). Allies we thought better of now act more like the totalitarians they oppose. At every level the West and its ideals of tolerance and freedom are in retreat. A party and party leadership we once respected follow the treacherous leader into managed decline of America and all the dread consequences that will bring about.

But we’re not despondent, dispirited, despairing.

For Christians, Good Friday is not because it is particularly “good”. It’s more “solemn”. On “good” Friday the founder of their religion was crucified. The “lamb of God” on a gibbet much like a butchered Passover lamb is not a pretty sight. But the idea of “good” comes from the sacrifice for humanity and the promise of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday and a latter resurrection for humanity through His sacrifice.

So we’re not despondent, dispirited, or despairing, although we are disgusted. We’ll take the disgust on this Good Friday and hope that things get better soon. It won’t be Sunday. But a better day is sure to come. It can’t get worse.

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  1. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/02/netanyahu-sends-very-blunt-message-to-obama-following-announcement-of-iran-deal/

    Netanyahu Sends Very Blunt Message to Obama Following Announcement of Iran Deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a very blunt message to President Barack Obama Thursday following the announcement of a tentative deal with Iran aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

    Netanyahu told the president that the current framework would threaten the survival of Israel, according to the prime minister’s spokesman Mark Regev.

    Netanyahu added that the deal would legitimize Iran’s nuclear program and not block their path to a bomb, but instead pave its way.

    The Israeli leader suggested the alternative would be standing firm and increasing pressure on the country.

  2. Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn

    It’s official: She’s signed the deal for a campaign HQ. Next up: the April announcement.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/hillary-clinton-campaign-headquarters-brooklyn-116649.html#ixzz3WHOp97BH

    Clinton’s chief of staff, Huma Abedin, checked out the building weeks ago and took a walking tour of the neighborhood. The Clinton team will be sharing part of the building with a branch of the brokerage Morgan Stanley, while across the street is the office of the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

    The new digs, however, couldn’t come soon enough for the roughly 35 staff members who have been based in New York — most of them volunteers with vagabond lifestyles.

    During the day, they’ve clamored for whatever work space is available, especially because Clinton’s small personal office in Midtown Manhattan isn’t big enough for more than 20 people.

    At night, most of the younger staff members are transients in the big city, staying on the couches of relatives, buddies and exes in Brooklyn and Manhattan, while preparations are being made for salaries, campaign-issued cellphones and apartments for the next 18 months.

    “I’m sleeping on my brother’s couch and working out of Starbucks,” says one soon-to-be Clinton staffer who requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak on behalf of a campaign that doesn’t yet exist.

    Longtime Democratic operative and Clinton loyalist James Carville said outsiders don’t understand the difficulties of building a campaign apparatus.

    “The infrastructure is one of those things, between setting up press, field, and fundraising — it’s just enormous,” Carville said. “You don’t just flip a switch.”

    The real estate is just one piece of the complicated process of building a campaign. Campaign manager-in-waiting Robby Mook has been making calls about top-level hires since January. He is now spending time in Iowa and New Hampshire, evaluating the scene on the ground.

    Some of the newly hired staff in those states, as well as South Carolina and Nevada, are still unsure of their roles. Some quietly ask if they’ve been brought on so that Clinton can project strength with a huge campaign team, rather than to fulfill any specific operational objective in the coming days or weeks.

    Clinton herself has been working from her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., and her small Manhattan office. But some senior Clinton aides are still preparing to move their families to New York — or, in the case of campaign chairman-to-be John Podesta — to shuttle between Washington and the campaign’s Brooklyn Heights headquarters.

    There’s also some unease among Democrats who aspire to work on the campaign. After they weren’t included in an initial spurt of hires on the press team that came from quick conversations with incoming communications chief Jennifer Palmieri, some Capitol Hill and state party press secretaries are grumbling about being asked to fill out writing tests before being considered for jobs.

    And some of those Democrats who have made it onto the 2016 team have hesitated at the small paychecks they’ve been promised once Clinton announces.

    Still, some important pieces of the campaign operation are solidifying.
    NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 01: Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and New York City first lady Chirlane McCray visit a classroom for children seven to 18 months at FirstStepNYC, an early childhood development center on April 1, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Clinton and McCray are teaming up with New York’s deputy mayor launching and program to encourage parents to talk to their children to help with early childhood development. (Photo by Kathy Willens-Pool/Getty Images)

    Former Obama pollster John Anzalone will lead the campaign’s polling of the first few states, while Patrick Burgwinkle — who worked for the Arkansas Democrats in 2014 — will serve as the press secretary in Iowa. The Iowa team has also spoken with former state Democratic Party executive director Troy Price and state operative Grant Woodard.

    The Clinton team in South Carolina will be led by former aides to Rep. Jim Clyburn, except for the press team, which will likely come from Washington; the White House is bracing for a handful of mid-level departures for the Clinton camp in the coming weeks.

    “One thing we’ve learned from the last two cycles is that it definitely takes time to build a modern campaign that incorporates all the things they’re talking about — organizing, data, and digital strategies, and that’s what’s happening now,” said one national Democratic strategist who is close to the emerging campaign team. “Part of it is planning, part of it is mental endurance, and part of it is just being able to come off the block as fast as you can.”

    And part of it is just having time to pack. One Clinton Iowa staffer moved from Washington so quickly that the young Democrat’s parents are driving out to Des Moines to deliver the staffer’s belongings and car.

  3. “When will the gay rights movement target Muslim bakeries and ask them to cater gay weddings?”
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    It all depends what comes up when the special snowflakes spin the “protected class” outrage wheel. The “dumbest generation” forgets/never bothered to find out that the Religious “Freedom Restoration Act of 1993” was a Progressive/Liberal cause. The bill was introduced in the House by the then Congressman Schumer and passed by unanimous vote. It was then introduced in the Senate by Ted Kennedy with three “no” votes. It was supposed to be a slap in the face to Scalia who wrote the majority opinion in “Employment Division v. Smith”.
    The State RFRA laws are bringing States into compliance with the Federal Law following 1997 SCOTUS, “City of Boerne v. Flores” ruling.

  4. Obola’s “You can keep your doctor” Iran Deal.

    How can anybody believe this is anything but a sell out.

    The whole thing is just like the Putin Chess thing:

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is reportedly quoted as having said off the record that, “Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a chicken. The chicken knocks over all the chess pieces, shits on the board, and then struts around as if he won the match.”

  5. Does Hillary really have to announce in April or can she wait longer?

    Hillary, I hope to God, on this Good Friday that you do not in any way, support the deal Obama made on Iran’s nuke program.

    I hope you let Obama stew in his own juices of failure.

  6. Shadow: I know you do not like Cruz because he is too evangelical. Perhaps. But he is the only one in Congress who has stood up to Obama’s evisceration of our borders. The only one. And the problem there can be seen in this week’s report by Judicial Watch which I just received. It is symptomatic of the rot that infests the political class, who fancy themselves to be our betters because they went to Harvard, and have all those fabulous connection with all those others who went to Harvard, and are paper critics and hard core enablers of the traitor and adverse possessor of 1600 Lousiana Avenue.
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    Obama Amnesty is Threat to Public Safety

    The liberal media and Establishment Washington (heavily populated by members of both parties) would have you believe that President Obama’s evisceration of our nation’s immigration laws is a political game. Most Democrats defend Obama’s despotism on this issue. Many Republicans, while complaining about Obama’s lawlessness, are happy to fund it with your tax dollars.

    But tens of thousands of the illegal aliens released by this administration (in contravention of law) are dangerous criminals. Obama’s lawbreaking, and Republican complicity in it, will kill or harm innocent American – and we have the documents to prove it.

    Once again, it was your Judicial Watch that forced the truth from the Department of “Homeland Security” (DHS), which is responsible for releasing hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal aliens into the country. Those quotation marks around “Homeland Security” should be fixed in every news piece referencing the agency from this point forward in light of what your JW has just uncovered.

    JW recently released to the public 76 pages of DHS documents showing that as of April 26, 2014, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, a division of DHS, had released 165,900 convicted criminal aliens into the United States at taxpayers’ expense, both in terms of money and security. This figure includes criminal aliens convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.

    The documents we have just released were obtained through a July 21, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit we filed after DHS failed to respond to a FOIA request issued earlier that year. Specifically, we asked for records of communications to and from personnel in the office of the principal deputy assistant secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including its component offices, from May 1 to May 15, 2014, concerning a report published by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) relating to the release of 36,000 criminal aliens – the total known criminal release for 2014 alone.

    The ICE documents we released confirmed the key findings of that CIS report. ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens, who had nearly 88,000 convictions including 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions and 303 kidnapping convictions. This is chilling.

    The shocking numbers were known by the Obama gang more than one year ago, but had been kept secret until our litigation. A DHS “Overview of ICE” document marked “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY” reveals the details:

    •Non-Detained Final Order Convicted CRIMINAL 165,950
    •Non-Detained Final Order NON CRIMINAL 706,950
    •Non-Detained Final Order TOTAL 872,900

    Please keep in mind that the term “Final Order” means that the illegal aliens were ordered to leave the country – but the Obama administration decided to let them stay anyway.

    Throughout his two terms as president, President Obama’s appointees have been recklessly permissive in his policies toward illegal aliens who could be dangerous to the country. Back in May 2013, your JW obtained documents showing that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ignored required background checks in 2012 and instead pursued “lean and lite” procedures to keep pace with the avalanche of amnesty applications that flowed out of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens a two-year deferment from deportation.

    The fact that we need JW’s expert team of attorneys to sue in federal court to obtain information about the 165,950 convicted criminal aliens now free to prowl America’s streets shows how duplicitous and dishonest the Obama administration has been on this issue. The deportation of illegal aliens, who are a real and present danger to innocent Americans, is the lowest possible priority now for Obama administration appointed officials and the faceless bureaucrats who do their bidding.

    This new batch of documents JW has obtained also demonstrates that the contempt for our nation’s immigration laws includes local politicians who also think they are above the law. The “amnesty politicians” create state and local “sanctuary policies” that undermine federal immigration law.

    An email dated May 2, 2014, for example, highlights how such policies in Montgomery County, Maryland, (right next door to D.C.) made it impossible for immigration officials to gain access to an illegal alien who was “in state custody on rape charges.” The lawlessness on immigration is so extreme that its proponents in one of the wealthiest counties in the nation would protect illegal alien rape suspects from scrutiny!

    Not all is lost. More than two dozen states have at least challenged the most egregious Obama amnesty measures (though more than a few of them have sanctuary policies just like Montgomery County’s!). The court fight has been successful thus far, if you value the U.S. Constitution and the principle that President Obama is not a king. Judicial Watch is in the thick of this important legal battle and is bringing the issue of public safety (and the Obama gang’s lies about the issue) to the attention of the courts.

    Last week, we filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opposing the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) “emergency” motion to allow President Obama’s unilateral “executive actions” on illegal immigration to go forward (State of Texas, et al., v. United States, et al. (No. 15-40238)).

    Our lawyers counter the Obama administration’s argument that the injunction against its mass amnesty program “interferes with [its] ability to protect the Homeland and secure our borders” by helping it distinguish criminals and other high priority aliens for removal. Citing other records we obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch pointed out that the Obama amnesty is unlikely to have anything to do with finding criminals for removal:

    Through a Freedom of Information Act request, Judicial Watch obtained records showing that DHS is failing to conduct required, comprehensive background checks on aliens who apply for Appellants’ original deferred action program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), in order to accelerate the processing of application. See Press Release, Documents Reveal DHS Abandoned Illegal Alien Background Checks to Meet Amnesty Requests Following Obama’s DACA, Judicial Watch, Inc. (June 11, 2013) Specifically, the records reveal that DHS abandoned rigorous checks of DACA applicants’ backgrounds for minimal, “lean and lite” background checks. Id. In early March 2015, it was reported that 23 DACA beneficiaries were picked up in a nationwide sweep of criminal aliens, 15 of which are current DACA recipients.

    Because there is evidence to suggest that comprehensive backgrounds checks are not being performed, allowing the DAPA [Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents] program to take effect pending Appellants’ appeal of the District Court’s preliminary injunction is unlikely to assist DHS in distinguishing criminal and other high priority aliens from non-criminal aliens.

    On February 23, 2015, in its drive to fulfill Obama’s wish to circumvent established immigration law the Obama Justice Department, on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security, attempted to get around normal legal procedure, filing a motion for a stay in the Appeals Court before U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen has ruled. In its brief Judicial Watch argues that the Obama administration is improperly seeking intervention from the higher court in contravention of law:

    If this Court were to grant Appellants’ motion, it would cast aside decades-old immigration laws passed by Congress and signed by the President. These laws have been in place for almost 30 years. In seeking a stay pending appeal, Appellants fail to demonstrate why destroying 30 years of status quo and undermining duly enacted laws is necessary at this immediate date. None of the reasons cited by Appellants in their motion answer the question: why today?

    According to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, a motion for a stay pending appeal filed in the Appellate Court “must state that, a motion having been made, the district court denied the motion or failed to afford the relief requested and state any reasons given by the district court for its action.” Judicial Watch notes that the DOJ’s “sole argument for seeking relief from this Court before the District Court has ruled is their ‘view of the urgency of obtaining a stay of the preliminary injunction.'”

    On March 9, 2015, Judge Hanen issued an order that he would rule on the request for a stay after a March 19, 2015, hearing. Judicial Watch sees no obvious reason in the court’s record that suggests that the District Court will not rule shortly, so there is no lawful reason for asking for the appellate relief other than pure politics. As The New York Times reported, the administration’s appeal to the Fifth Circuit was seen as a way to send “a message to immigration advocates, many of whom have been frustrated by the Justice Department’s [actions].” The Obama gang, catering to amnesty extremists, is asking for special favors from the courts just so illegal alien radicals and their advocates won’t give them political trouble. The president’s overturning of our nation’s immigration laws isn’t enough; the courts must now bend a knee to this despotic administration!

    It is not credible for anyone to suggest that President Obama’s amnesty program is about protecting the public safety. Whether it is releasing dangerous criminal illegal aliens onto an unsuspecting public – or simply refusing to do basic background checks on beneficiaries of its amnesty programs – the Obama administration will guarantee that innocent Americans suffer a high price indeed for its lawlessness.

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    On behalf of us of here at Judicial Watch, I wish you and your family all the joys and blessings of Easter! Spreading the Good News that “Christ is risen!” is a wonderful change of pace for our Weekly Update. And, given the troubles in the Middle East, how providential that Passover coincides perfectly with Easter this year. “Next Year in Jerusalem” surely speaks to all of God’s people this Holy Week.

    Tom Fitton
    President

  7. he reaction to the two Muslim potential killers from an American woman senator? Censorship. That disgusting woman senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, thinks that the thing to do is remove the “Anarchist Cookbook”and terrorist publications from the internet. It’s freedom hating censorship in the name of freedom. Think this silly censorship will work?
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    It the universal solution of liberals like Feinstein to every problem: take the guns away from law abiding citizens and there will be no crime. They never consider the possibility that even if that is your sole concern, it may have the reverse effect. It is symptomatic of totalitarian thinking which aims to turn the population into docile sheep. Or, if you prefer, fucking bots!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. SHV, add to your history of the Schumer/Kennedy/Clinton FRA the very real history that Obama and Hillary and just about everybody in political office were, officially at least, against gay marriage. Obama gay baited in 2008 when his campaign in South Carolina used anti-gay messengers to gather votes. Does anyone denounce Obama for his anti gay marriage stance in the same way that pizza owners are denounced for hypothetically not participating in a gay marriage ceremony?:

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/obama-same-sex-marriage-115168.html#.VR8lZY4UWJo

    The Barack Obama that David Axelrod portrays in his book was a candidate at pains with himself on the matter, telling Axelrod that he didn’t like “bullshitting” voters on the matter.

    But the candidate voters witnessed never seemed particularly tortured by his stance. Between 2004 and 2008, Obama stated his opposition to same-sex marriage and his support for one man-one woman marriage repeatedly, robotically, and without flinching on numerous occasions. Few of those pronouncements were quite as spectacular as the one he made in 2008 on Rick Warren’s stage at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman,” he told Warren’s flock of Evangelicals. “Now, for me as a Christian, it’s also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”

    The implication was that, in his view, same-sex unions were not holy enough to count as marriages. It wasn’t the statement of a candidate who was squeamish about the consequences of his comments. Rather, it revealed a candidate who was perfectly willing to leverage religious homophobia in his quest for the presidency. In fact, the only hesitation Obama experienced in that moment came from an interruption of excited applause from the crowd. [snip]

    But even now, that lesson comes with a caveat: President Obama still wants to have it both ways on his same-sex marriage stance. He wants to get credit for always supporting the rights of same-sex couples but he doesn’t want to be viewed as lying to the American people about that support.

  9. We’ll believe it when we see it actually happens:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/cracks-appear-in-democratic-jewish-alliance-over-iran-deal-netanyahu-1428097595

    Cracks Appear in Democratic-Jewish Alliance Over Iran Deal, Netanyahu
    Nuclear pact and White House spat with Israeli prime minister unnerve many Jewish leaders

    Many U.S. Jewish leaders are unnerved both by the new Iran nuclear agreement and the public falling out between President Barack Obama and his Israeli counterpart, developments that are creating a rift in the durable alliance between Jews and the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

    Worried that Iran might still develop a nuclear weapon despite the accord announced Thursday, the Jewish leaders say they feel torn between an Obama administration that has pressed hard for a deal and an Israeli government that has repeatedly warned that Iran is a grave threat to the Jewish state and can’t be trusted to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

    A group of Jewish Democratic House members met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in his office last week and cautioned that for them to help “sell a very unpopular [Iran nuclear] deal to our constituents,” Mr. Obama must “increase his popularity with our constituents,” said a Democratic congressman involved in the meeting.

    Republicans have begun making moves to try to capitalize on this unease, hoping to peel away Jewish votes and campaign contributions that have historically skewed Democratic.

    Republican congressional leaders have been critical of the proposed Iran deal, and the GOP’s likely 2016 presidential contenders have largely opposed it. It isn’t clear congressional Republicans have a way to block any final deal, and experts warn that even if a Republican wins the White House in 2016, it won’t be as easy to wipe off the books an international agreement as campaign rhetoric may suggest.

    Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic front-runner, has voiced guarded support for the Iran deal, casting it as “an important step toward a comprehensive agreement that would prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.” Many Jewish leaders have said that if Mrs. Clinton, who enjoys strong ties to the Jewish community, becomes the party’s nominee, that would help salve the discontent with the White House.

    The lawmakers who met with Mr. McDonough last week also urged that Mr. Obama soften his tone toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and avoid “getting into a daily argument with” him, one participant said. [snip]

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D., N.Y.), who attended the meeting with Mr. McDonough, said in an interview: “I was extremely disturbed by some of the overheated rhetoric that came out of the administration following the [Israeli] election. I conveyed directly to the White House that it’s time to dial back the temperature and affirm and strengthen the U.S.-Israeli relationship.” [snip]

    Although a tiny fraction of the overall vote, Jewish voters have long been solid piece of the Democratic coalition, and Jewish donors an important cog in their campaign financial machinery.

    Democratic President Harry Truman recognized Israel on the day it was established in 1948, earning him the gratitude of American Jews beholden to the new state created in the shadow of the Holocaust. A study of Jewish Americans by the Pew Research Center in 2013 showed that 70% of Jews were Democrats or leaned that way.

  10. It all depends what comes up when the special snowflakes spin the “protected class” outrage wheel. The “dumbest generation” forgets/never bothered to find out that the Religious “Freedom Restoration Act of 1993″ was a Progressive/Liberal cause.
    ————–
    The dumbest generation?

    That is a nice turn of words—the generation that preceded it—the greatest generation.

    And it points the finger at the guilty party—the elite class of today, and like Zola it says: JACCUZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How different they are to those that preceded it—and most especially the elite class of the late 18th century: the founding fathers.

    Suppose Washington had accepted the crown they offered?

    Suppose he had not been content to return to the life of a gentlemen farmer.

    Suppose he had not given himself a selfie and lusted for permanent power.

    What would our nation look like to day, if you play out alternative history that way?

    On the odds, we would have been the very thing today’s elites want—a monarchy—not a democracy

    So what I am saying, really, is that the root cause of the demise of this nation is this.

    Fate–or a malevolent deity has given this nation today a generation of elites who are not up to the task.

    They are by nature vain petty people with no sense of responsibility to this nation.

    Obama is not an aberration. He is a reflection of who and what they really are.

    So when you say the dumbest generation I wonder whether it is in fact a question of dumb.

    To my mind they are the most naive, self centered, materialistic generation in our nation’s history.

    Despite their moral pretensions, they care not for the American People.

    They say we have a good economy? Good for them, and for a Washington that resembles the City of Versaille of Louis XIV.

    Not so good however for the 93 million Americans who are out of work, who are not even on their radar scope.

  11. Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic front-runner, has voiced guarded support for the Iran deal, casting it as “an important step toward a comprehensive agreement that would prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”

    cannot. will not support this.

  12. I have come to the conclusion that world leadership is just plain incompetent. We have like a ZERO GDP for last quarter

    http://247wallst.com/economy/2015/04/03/us-growth-forecast-chopped-to-zero/

    and China’s economy is crashing, with bad news all over. The systems have devised are not sustainable and Globalization is a crock of shit. They give us this douche bag Obola and manipulate and force people to eat shit, well there is some nasty stuff brewing and I do not think it is just talk.

    How could they think that a system that does not include productivity, producing wealth, but merely the acquisition of wealth, (where they are the acquirers) was going to work. They are going to be the grand owners of a crashed system.

    Economic depression and crap low paying jobs, fascism on the rise, criminals being escorted across the border, bringing disease, too. May every idiot who voted for this get their fair share.

  13. meanwhile…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3024849/Tea-party-groups-win-Round-1-court-federal-judge-demands-IRS-s-list-298-conservative-nonprofits-targeted.html

    Tea party groups win Round 1 in court as federal judge demands IRS’s list of all 298 conservative nonprofits it targeted
    Right-wing groups want court to let them sue the IRS in a class-action lawsuit for violating their constitutional right to equal treatment
    IRS applied different criteria to right-wing groups, holding up their applications for years while liberal organizations skated through
    Obama administration fought the release of a list of 298 groups it denied tax-exempt status beginning in 2010, citing privacy concerns
    Judge in Cincinnati overruled the government and ordered the IRS to hand over the list
    If court ‘certifies’ class-action status, the tea party groups will be free to demand emails, phone records and other documents

    A federal judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand over a list of the 298 tea party organizations that it targeted with broad and often intrusive questions when they applied for nonprofit tax-exempt status.

    The decision from U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott means right-wing groups are a step closer to being allowed to pursue a class-action lawsuit against the IRS.

    The agency has admitted playing political favorites with the tax code beginning in 2010, when it began applying extra scrutiny to groups with red-flag words like ‘patriots’ or ‘tea party’ in their names.

    While those organizations’ applications were held up for years, liberal groups sailed through the process.

    Federal tax-exempt status is confered on groups that serve a public purpose, including issue advocacy, and allows them to promise tax deductions to their donors.

    snip…it goes on with photos and video clips

  14. Alcina, Lu4PUMA, Politico published an article about how Obama aides are divided on the Iran deal. There is a passage about Hillary:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/obama-aides-doubt-iran-regime-116661.html?hp=t1_r

    A changed Iran? Obama aides divided

    Some in the White House doubt a nuclear deal would alter the regime’s attitude toward the U.S. [snip]

    More doubtful is Kerry’s predecessor, Hillary Clinton, who evinces little hope that Iranian behavior will change anytime soon. “[E]ven if the nuclear issue was eventually settled by an enforceable agreement, Iran’s support for terrorism and its aggressive behavior in the region would remain a threat” to the U.S. and its allies, Clinton wrote in her 2014 memoir, adding of the nuclear diplomacy itself that “I had seen too many false hopes dashed over the years [by Iran] to allow myself to get too optimistic now.

    The aggression Clinton described has continued apace, as Iran sends money and troops to prop up the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, supports Lebanese Hezbollah fighters who threaten Israel, and aids the Shiite-friendly Houthi rebels who toppled a U.S.-friendly government in Yemen.

    One concern about a nuclear deal is that the end of international economic sanctions on Iran would fill its coffers with billions of dollars that Tehran can devote to supporting terrorism and regional proxy wars.

  15. As Admin clearly demonstrates above, what Hillary believes and what the media reports, is more often than not, 170 degrees out of sink.

    People sometimes take what the media reports as what is the truth about Hillary. Soundbites out of context is not the truth.

    It is pretty apparent this is why Hillary wrote her last book, ‘Hard Choices’ to give her perspective on her time as SOS. Funny that no one seems to pick her words apart and show that she is an Obot from her books.

    At least, if she hopefully becomes President, she will be able to show and speak to the American public herself.

  16. Why did Netanyahu win? A report from Israel:

    http://abuyehuda.com/2015/03/the-morning-after-another-surprise/

    Rehovot, where I live, is a bellwether for the nation, sometimes called “Israel’s Ohio.” It’s a mixture of almost all the Israeli Jewish subcultures (few Arabs live here). Russians, Ethiopians, Yemenites, South Americans, Moroccans, English-speakers, descendents of some of the first Jewish immigrants to Israel, scientists from the Weizman Institute, Haredim, Modern Orthodox and secular people, even a thriving Masorati (conservative) congregation.

    The volunteers (and paid staff) of the US-funded V15 organization that was “non-politically” working to defeat PM Netanyahu were everywhere in recent days. Their stickers were on light poles, their tables and free pizza in the little squares in my neighborhood. Drivers saw their signs at every junction. Their ‘suggested’ posts clogged my Facebook timeline, and their ads appeared before YouTube videos and anywhere banner ads could be purchased.

    There was big foreign money against the PM (yes, I know about Israel Hayom, but that is just a newspaper, the only one of the three major papers that supports him, not a small army of political operatives), and US President Obama made it clear that he wanted to see regime change in Israel. The Israeli media (all the radio and TV stations lean left to a greater or lesser degree) was full of talk about how the Likud campaign was coming apart. The foreign media, too, was all about life after Bibi.

    Election Day started out well. After I ran the gauntlet of anti-Bibi leafleters, an older man coming out of the polling place looked at me, smiled, raised his fist and said ‘machal!’ (the ballot symbol for the Likud). I responded in kind.

    So what happened? The Zionist Union and farther left parties got more or less what the polls predicted, except that the Joint Arab List benefited from a slighter greater turnout in the Arab sector. The right-wing bloc overall has been ahead since the Second Intifada. Most Israelis simply don’t trust the Left any more. But why did so many people who were expected to vote for other right-wing parties move to the Likud?

    Bibi’s last-minute strategy was to appeal to the right-wing bloc to abandon the small parties and vote for him. Many Israelis find him personally off-putting — they think he’s dictatorial, a demagogue, has expensive personal tastes, etc. But compared to what the Left offers, it’s no contest. There will be no Palestinian state, Bibi said, while Buji promised to restart talks with the PLO. Only a small minority of Israelis think this would be productive, and understand that it would mean pressure on Israel for concessions like releasing prisoners, freezing construction in Jerusalem, etc. When faced with the alternative, these voters made the safe choice.

    I think there was something additional here. Just before the election it became known that the Worldwide Threat Assessment, produced by US intelligence agencies under the guidance of Obama appointee James Clapper, dropped Iran and Hezbollah from its list of entities considered terrorism threats. This is more evidence, if any more is needed, that the Obama Administration is pursuing a policy of alignment with Iran. Whether it is primarily because Obama thinks he can pacify Iraq on the cheap, or if he has other, darker motives, isn’t clear. But the friend of our enemy can’t be our friend, and Israelis are uneasy with Obama.

    At almost the same time, it was published that the US has failed to renew an agreement with Israel that guaranteed Israel’s oil supply in the event of war, an agreement that was first signed in 1975. Probably not a big deal, but just another reason for Israelis to wonder about whether they could depend on the Obama Administration if the chips were down.

    As I wrote recently, Herzog and Livni made the relationship with the administration one of the main issues in the campaign, and the impression is that they would try to ‘improve’ it by doing whatever Obama wants. Buji said in regard to the P5+1 – Iran negotiations, “I trust Obama to get a good deal.” A shocking statement, really, and one that might represent the greatest policy divergence between Herzog and Netanyahu.

    I think that what happened was that as the elections approached, Israelis started noticing how hard they were being pushed toward the Zionist Union, how obsequious its leaders were toward Obama, and how dangerous the policies of Obama Administration really are toward the State of Israel. I think that they were very uneasy about the clear conflict of interest shown by Herzog and Livni, whose campaign received a huge boost from groups funded by foreign money, including the US State Department and S. Daniel Abraham, an American billionaire with close connections to the Democratic party. I think they were beginning to ask themselves if someone was trying to buy a government for some pizza.

    It’s always about pizza these days.

  17. Yes,it has been an awful week…

    An awful 6 1/2 years…the.next 1&1/2, I can’t, don’t, want to imagine..

    Pizza, it’s the new Black…

  18. Hilary is walking a tightrope here. She has to figure out whether speaking out against Obama’s policies especially with regards to Iran is worth losing the cooperation and votes of the Obots and whether she will still have enough votes to win against whoever the loony Left and the GOP selects as their candidate for 2016.

  19. An awful 6 1/2 years…the.next 1&1/2, I can’t, don’t, want to imagine..

    I’m with you Gonxotx!

    I also wish that the 2016 election was already over and I didn’t have to deal with all the trash that will be slung…I just want the jerk and his wife to get out of the People’s House and have a real President that will work on fixing the damage obama created and get people back to work, mend fences that the Fraud destroyed.

  20. Bread and circuses. ..

    Pizza and wedding cakes. .

    Some things never change. ..

    We are the dumbest generation since Nero played the fiddle..

  21. Update: How should we punish grandma and grandpa for opposing gay marriage? It’s good to see other supporters of gay rights and gay marriage speak out against the totalitarian mindset that grips the left. We’ve made our own “whole world is watching” argument against the totalitarian left infection of the gay rights movement in our main article. Here’s another:

    What do white evangelicals, Muslims, Mormons, blacks, conservative Republicans, and immigrants from Africa, South America, and Central America all have in common? They’re less likely to support gay marriage than the average Californian. [snip]

    The owners of Memories Pizza are, I think, mistaken in what their Christian faith demands of them. And I believe their position on gay marriage to be wrongheaded. But I also believe that the position I’ll gladly serve any gay customers but I feel my faith compels me to refrain from catering a gay wedding is less hateful or intolerant than let’s go burn that family’s business to the ground. [snip]

    A relatively big digital mob has been attacking this powerless family in rural Indiana, but I don’t get the sense that its participants have reflected on or even thought of these questions. I don’t think they recognize how ugly, intolerant and extreme their actions appear or the effect they’ll have on Americans beyond the mainstream media, or that their vitriolic shaming these people has ultimately made them into martyrs. I fear that a backlash against their tactics will weaken support for the better angels of the gay rights movement at a time when more progress needs to be made, and that they’re turning traditionalists into a fearful, alienated minority with a posture of defensiveness that closes them off to persuasion.

    We detest bully boys and bully boy tactics. It doesn’t matter if the bully boys wear brown shirts or rainbow shirts… blue shirts or red shirts.

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  22. gonzotx
    April 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm
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    Unfortunately it may take a major world war to reset this generation’s priorities straight and make them appreciate what’s truly important and what is not in life.

  23. I do not know if we are headed for a world war or a global economic meltdown. This China collapse is scarey. And the 1st Quarter GDP is coming in around 0. They are blaming the weather. But something stinks. Financial markets have not risen since the November elections and the money people have exited. And what I also have been given to understand is that those ups and downs on the DJIA are companies buying back their own stock. Buying them back with bank loans.

    For years they have been predicting another crash. It is at best, major deflation in progress.

    It is ironic, or maybe just fitting, that the greedy who outsourced are jobs and made our housing a racket are now frustrated by the lack of qualified buyers so they are again issuing sub-prime mortgages and pulling similar stuff with rental corporations that will again collapse their system.

    They should have just stuck with keeping a strong middle class.

    Hillary 2016!!

  24. The owners of Memories Pizza are, I think, mistaken in what their Christian faith demands of them. And I believe their position on gay marriage to be wrongheaded. But I also believe that the position I’ll gladly serve any gay customers but I feel my faith compels me to refrain from catering a gay wedding is less hateful or intolerant than let’s go burn that family’s business to the ground. [snip]
    ________

    Right on, Admin. Excellent post. There is much wrong in this country under the O Administration, and we have every right to feel disgusted, but we must also be motivated to stop the divisions, polarization, and acquiescence of power and principles to our avowed enemies that Obama has purposefully facilitated. Obama has weakened this country, but it will take more than his scrawny, sociopathic ass to destroy it.

  25. It’s good to know that Uppity is back on her feet again.

    I love that she puts this right on her blog:

    1. This is a pro-Hillary blog. If you intend to come here to threaten us ala 2008 or to trash Hillary Clinton, please know that your ass will be kicked out of here before you ever make it to a published comment. Take it someplace else. Please also know that we are experienced. We can smell a Concern Troll at 100 paces. Dishonorable mention also goes out to those of you who pretend that “I was a Hillary supporter, but now [Fill in the blank]”. You have been warned.
    2. This is a Second Wave Feminist, pro-women’s rights blog.

  26. I’m not particularly knowledgable about geopolitics, but it seems to be that this deal that O says we need with Iran to prevent war is about nothing other than his (and Kerry’s) resume – well, maybe also because he wants more power for his friends.

    To my mind, there should be no deal with Iran as long as they have a crazy, non-secular government. Just no longer saying “death to Israel” and “America is the great satan” wouldn’t be enough. They’d have to have a whole change and maintain it for quite a while, as far as I’m concerned.

    We didn’t need a deal. AFAIC, any deal is only to Iran’s benefit. We’re good with sanctions, inspections, etc. Keeping them down, as long as they’re crazy lunatics. Only rewarding them once they’ve become something other than what they are.

    Obama is destablizing the world. Including our own country, now continuing to destroy our culture, flooding the country now by flying the illegals in from Central America, all on our taxes, including supporting them after they’ve arrived here. Destroying our culture, destroying our fragile economy. Who the h*ll elected this guy? I guess Iran is right about the great satan, but it’s not our people, it’s the traitor in the White House.

  27. An historic AGREEMENT . . .?

    Well . . . what is an “agreement”?

    In essence, an agreement is a contract.

    Follow me so far?

    Okay, swell.

    And what are the elements of an agreement.

    Hell, that ain’t rocket science.

    Every first year law student knows what they are.

    First, there must be an offer.

    Second, there must be an acceptance.

    Third, there must be consideration (a quid pro quo)

    Fourth, there must be a MEETING OF THE MINDS. (Emphasis added.)

    Ergo, when The Fraud brags we have an historic agreement

    What he is implying is there has been a meeting of the minds.

    Has there?

    Or is this just another one of his serial lies.

    Read the following article from a left wing pro-Obama newspaper

    And you tell me.

    As I see it, this historic agreement is not an agreement

    But simply a publicity ploy

    Which will be unmasked in the days ahead

    Notwithstanding the feverish attempts by big media to pretend its Easter.

    ———–

    wo days after the US-led powers and Iran hailed a historic framework understanding designed to ensure Iran’s nuclear program not enable it to build nuclear weapons, a leading Israeli analyst on Saturday highlighted six gaping areas of discrepancy between American and Iranian accounts of what the agreement actually entails.

    Ehud Ya’ari, Middle East analyst for Israel’s Channel 2 News and an international fellow at the Washington Institute think tank, said the six discrepancies represent “very serious gaps” at the heart of the framework accord. They relate to issues as basic as when sanctions will be lifted, and how long restrictions on uranium enrichment will remain in place.

    Referring to Thursday’s American-issued “Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” on the one hand, and the “fact sheet” issued Friday by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, on the other, Ya’ari noted that no deal was actually signed on Thursday, and that the leaders’ statements and the competing fact sheets were thus critical to understanding what had been agreed.

    Ya’ari also highlighted the highly similar language used by President Barak Obama to hail the framework agreement as a good deal that would make the world safer, on Thursday, and president Bill Clinton in presenting the failed US framework deal aimed at thwarting North Korea’s nuclear program in 1994.

    Ya’ari cited the following central gulfs between the two sides’ accounts of what was resolved at the Lausanne negotiations last week:

    Ehud Yaari (photo credit: Courtesy)
    Ehud Yaari (photo credit: courtesy)

    1. Sanctions: Ya’ari said the US has made clear that economic sanctions will be lifted in phases, whereas the Iranian fact sheet provides for the immediate lifting of all sanctions as soon as a final agreement is signed, which is set for June 30.

    (In fact, the US parameters state that sanctions will be suspended only after Iran has fulfilled all its obligations: “US and EU nuclear-related sanctions will be suspended after the IAEA has verified that Iran has taken all of its key nuclear-related steps.” By contrast, the Iranian fact sheet states: “all of the sanctions will be immediately removed after reaching a comprehensive agreement.”)

    2. Enrichment: The American parameters provide for restrictions on enrichment for 15 years, while the Iranian fact sheet speaks of 10 years.

    3. Development of advanced centrifuges at Fordo: The US says the framework rules out such development, said Ya’ari, while the Iranians say they are free to continue this work.

    4. Inspections: The US says that Iran has agreed to surprise inspections, while the Iranians say that such consent is only temporary, Ya’ari said.

    5. Stockpile of already enriched uranium: Contrary to the US account, Iran is making clear that its stockpile of already enriched uranium — “enough for seven bombs” if sufficiently enriched, Ya’ari said — will not be shipped out of the country, although it may be converted.

    6. PMD: The issue of the Possible Military Dimensions of the Iranian program, central to the effort to thwart Iran, has not been resolved, Ya’ari said.

    (The US parameters make two references to PMD. They state, first: “Iran will implement an agreed set of measures to address the IAEA’s concerns regarding the Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) of its program.” And they subsequently add: “All past UN Security Council resolutions on the Iran nuclear issue will be lifted simultaneous with the completion, by Iran, of nuclear-related actions addressing all key concerns (enrichment, Fordo, Arak, PMD, and transparency).” The Iranian fact sheet does not address PMD.)

    The differences between the sides became apparent almost as soon as the framework agreement was presented in Lausanne on Thursday night. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a series of tweets late Thursday, for instance, that protested the US State Department’s assertion that the nuclear deal struck between Iran and world powers would only see sanctions on the Islamic Republic removed “in phases.”

    Nonetheless, the White House expressed optimism on Friday that the June 30 deadline for a final deal would be met, and Obama reiterated that the deal reached Thursday represented a “historic understanding.”

    Israel has castigated the framework as a bad deal, and a dangerous capitulation, that paves the way to an Iranian nuclear bomb.

    Read more: US, Iran publicly at odds over 6 key aspects of nuke deal, Israeli expert finds | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-and-iran-publicly-at-odds-over-6-key-aspects-of-nuke-deal-israeli-expert-finds/#ixzz3WRuX9LN9
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  28. Let me be clear on one thing so the conspiracy devotees do not draw the wrong conclusion from my comments.

    I yield to no one in the utter contempt I feel for the big media beloved messiah.

    It is the perfect sort of hate which is absolute and unequivocal.

    The only thing that comes even close to it is the contempt I feel for big media.

    And they will be around long after the brief candle of his tenure is a bad memory.

    I need to make that clear, so you will understand what I am about to say next.

    This debacle is not entirely Obama’s fault.

    The operative word in that sentence is, of course, entirely.

    The reason I say this is because getting an agreement with Iran and restoring diplomatic conditions was not his idea.

    Not originally.

    For there was an article published in 2008 by the Council on Foreign Relations.

    That august body comprised of geniuses like Kissinger and idiots like Joe Klein of Time.

    That evil fucking Soros was even a member—ex Nazi’s welcome.

    That article identified the restoration of relations with Iran as a top goal of the next president.

    Obama has not been deeply involved in this negotiation process.

    He has let others do the heavy lifting while he does what he does best—fuck off.

    But rest assured he will be there to reap the rewards.

    And if there is no agreement?

    Well then it is back to the fall back strategy of seeking scapegoats.

    Because that is his nature.

    Frankly, he is about as interesting to me as a block toilet is to a plummer.

    According to Gallup, his approval rating is back to 50%.

    With 93 million people not working, a border crisis, Putin on the move, a $20 trillion debt, etc.

    Half the electorate approve of that?

    Evidently—and that points to the larger problem.

  29. Private facility now holding immigration detainees in Bakersfield

    By Carol Ferguson, Eyewitness News Published: Apr 3, 2015 at 6:13 PM PDT

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Undocumented immigrants are now being housed in a long-closed private correctional facility in Bakersfield.

    ICE says this is its only facility in the San Joaquin Valley, and it’s key to meeting some of the agency’s goals.

    “This facility will be in compliance with the most rigorous performance-based standards that we impose on our facilities,” ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said. She says the newly-renovated facility will be good for the people held there. “They’ll have access to the best possible conditions, and we’re very pleased about that.”

    “We prioritize the use of our detention bed for individuals who are deemed to be public safety threats, and individuals who are thought to be flight risks,” she said. “They may have fairly significant criminal convictions, but I’d like to emphasize that if they would have prior criminal convictions — they have already fulfilled any sentence imposed in these cases.”

    Kice said ICE now has an intergovernmental service agreement with the City of McFarland to run Mesa Verde, and the city has a contract with the GEO Group to handle day-to-day operations. A company spokesman has said GEO put some $10 million into the renovations at the facility.

    The remodeled site has dorm-style rooms, ICE says, and detainees will have access to an on-site law library, medical clinic and religious services. It also has visitation rooms and recreation areas. The agency says the average cost to house a detainee at Mesa Verde will be $107 a day.

    http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/…olding-immigration-detainees-in-Bakersfield-298641591.html – 78k –

  30. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/05/us-iran-nuclear-usa-idUSKBN0MW0HJ20150405?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter

    (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States on Sunday to seek a better deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program and said he would press American lawmakers not to give Tehran “a free path to the bomb.”

    Netanyahu said he has spoken with both Democrats and Republicans in Congress – nearly two thirds of House of Representatives members and a similar number in the U.S. Senate – about the Iran nuclear issue.

    The Israeli prime minister has been strongly critical of the framework agreement struck on Thursday between world powers and Iran, saying it threatens the survival of Israel.

    In appearances on U.S. television on Sunday, Netanyahu did not repeat his assertion on Friday that any final agreement should include a commitment by Iran recognizing Israel’s right to exist.

    “This is not a partisan issue. This is not solely an Israeli issue,” Netanyahu said of the interim nuclear agreement, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

    “This is a world issue because everyone is going to be threatened by the pre-eminent terrorist state of our time, keeping the infrastructure to produce not one nuclear bomb but many, many nuclear bombs down the line.”

    Appearing on CNN, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a leading Democratic voice on foreign affairs, said she did not believe the agreement threatened Israel, and had harsh words for Netanyahu.

    “I don’t think it’s helpful for Israel to come out and oppose this one opportunity to change a major dynamic which is downhill, a downhill dynamic in this part of the world,” said Feinstein.

  31. Appearing on CNN, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a leading Democratic voice on foreign affairs, said she did not believe the agreement threatened Israel, and had harsh words for Netanyahu.
    ———-
    As between those two, who you gonna believe?

    And what does Feintein know about what does or does not threaten Israel.

    How can she see anything from the top of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, as the fog rolls in?

    There is no proof that she has the faintest idea of what she is talking about.

    I doubt Corker will get the veto proof majority he needs to intervene in the negotiation.

    That would require a democrat to do what is right for our country, and oppose the tyrant here.

    History has shown they will never, ever, evah do that.

    Wild pigs will grow wings before we see anything that bold–and ethical from them.

    The consolation prize: a failure for that numbnutz Bob Corker.

    It is a foul wind that does not bring something worthwhile.

  32. ““I don’t think it’s helpful for Israel to come out and oppose this one opportunity to change a major dynamic which is downhill, a downhill dynamic in this part of the world,” said Feinstein.”
    ****
    The downhill dynamic is forcing Israel’s and the Saudi’s backs to the wall. No matter what the reality is with Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, if Israel and/or SA perceive a real threat, they will take action. There seems to be no rational reason for this “agreement” other than as a result of a toxic brew of Obama’s Sociopathic personality influenced by the rabid anti-Semitism of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samantha Power, et. al.

  33. To my mind, there should be no deal with Iran as long as they have a crazy, non-secular government. Just no longer saying “death to Israel” and “America is the great satan” wouldn’t be enough. They’d have to have a whole change and maintain it for quite a while, as far as I’m concerned.
    _____________

    Yes. Anyone who had an ounce of sense and concern about the danger posed by an Iran with nuke capability would require such proof. Unfortunately, O and the Dims in senate and house apparently have no such concerns. We already knew they were sadly lacking in the sense department.

  34. The downhill dynamic is forcing Israel’s and the Saudi’s backs to the wall. No matter what the reality is with Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, if Israel and/or SA perceive a real threat, they will take action. There seems to be no rational reason for this “agreement” other than as a result of a toxic brew of Obama’s Sociopathic personality influenced by the rabid anti-Semitism of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samantha Power, et. al.
    ———————
    A very fine set of insights.

    I would venture to say the American Jews who support this deal–like the big fat groper Harvey Weinstein are not altogether different from those who served in garden spots like Dachau during the 1940’s, acting as enablers of a regime with similar objectives.

    Here’s another take on this “historic” agreement celebrated by the Ivy League elites on behalf of their (ham-and–egger) champion, right now, as we speak.

    “From Riyadh to Damascus, from Jerusalem to Tehran the deal will probably be seen as a face-saving surrender by a beaten fighter trying to insist he won the bout from the floor of the ring. Iran wanted a Green Light. Obama insisted a Red Light.

    And the best insight of all:

    In the three generations since 1945 the hegemon has either lost the mandate of heaven or president Obama has simply decided to exit the business. Consequently it no longer has the right — not the will in any case — to stop Iran from building a nuke. That strategic decision will haunt president Obama’s framework deal with Tehran. It will only work within a framework that he himself has dissolved.

    Meanwhile that ninny Corker wants to intervene in the negotiation? Just remember this is the little bought and paid for prick who whines about Ted Cruz grandstanding.

    Sorry Bob. That is not Congress’s role. I want this deal to die all by its lonesome, so do the world a favor and but the hell out. You will have your turn when the time comes to ratify or not ratify. But lets not make Congress a co-negotiator, because even if it might offer some benefit here—in killing the deal, and making it harder for big media to keep a civil tone, it sets a lousy precedent.

  35. It was refreshing to hear Harvey say: I never groped that woman. And I promise never to do it again. Big Hollywood is all abuzz. But never is a long time, Harvey.

  36. The legislation would require President Obama to submit the final deal to Congress before lifting any sanctions on Iran.

    “As you just reported in Iran, they’re reporting sort of the mirror image opposite of what’s being reported here,” Corker said.
    ——-
    RINO Bob—he’s just like the puppet

    https://www.google.com/search?q=puppet+bobby&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS629US629&espv=2&biw=1008&bih=615&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_NIhVYr6CsXxoAS78IKwDg&ved=0CCcQsAQ#imgrc=KU3ztVaDUsffvM%253A%3BkypIXm-_GsOvCM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn3.volusion.com%252Fqcktw.lvsjk%252Fv%252Fvspfiles%252Fphotos%252FSP3701-2.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fshop.sillypuppets.com%252FBobby-Hand-Puppet-p%252Fsp3701.htm%3B327%3B500

    Bob, Bob, Bob–get a grip.

    He will lift the sanctions through the UN.

    Now who is grandstanding?

  37. Smart Leases. 🙂

    ________________

    Canadian officials say they will only ease sanctions if Iran demilitarizes its nuclear program, noting Iran’s record isn’t trustworthy.

    The Canadian government has not shared US President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm over the deal reached with Iran over its nuclear program last Thursday, by which the Islamic regime continues enriching uranium at reduced levels in exchange for the removal of sanctions.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193709#.VSKbOfnF-yg

  38. Whew! Bibi and his country can breathe a sigh of relief. Barack promises the US will be there for them. In fact, he would consider it a failure if his deal with Iran resulted in Israel being vulnerable.

    __________

    “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on my watch, or as a consequence of work that I had done, Israel was rendered more vulnerable,” he said.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32194275

  39. foxyladi14
    April 6, 2015 at 11:36 am
    Patriots. 🙂
    ———–
    That looks like Olympia Washington, and the officer looks like a member of the Washington State Patrol.

    The governor was a year behind me in high school and played football without a helmut.

    Be that as it may, I suspect some patriot put that communist flag up there in the dead of night, to accuse the Governor and part-time legislature of being commies.

    Incompetent blubbering fools might be another way to put it, with a left wing ideological streak.

    In that case, the hoisting of the flag, and its lowering bespeak the same message.

  40. “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on my watch, or as a consequence of work that I had done, Israel was rendered more vulnerable,” he said.
    ———
    Is this a legacy, or an obituary?

    So the test of his failure is what?

    Rendered more vulnerable?

    The math on that one will be like the math on the stimulus plan—jobs created, to jobs saved, to let’s just forget about it.

    But Israel does not have that luxury.

    And when we discover in the fulsomeness of time we will hear a new excuse from him:

    I am not responsible.

    I trusted horseface.

    He let me down.

    Comes a point where you just get sick of this shit.

  41. “The Canadian government has not shared US President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm over the deal reached with Iran over its nuclear program last Thursday, by which the Islamic regime continues enriching uranium at reduced levels in exchange for the removal of sanctions.”
    *****
    We have no idea what has been agreed to but apparently the key to slowing down weapons development, sending the stockpile of 20% enriched Uranium to Russia to be converted into fuel rods was rejected. Who the f*Ck know what the facts are when news is propaganda but 2-3 years ago, I think, the UN inspectors estimated that the Iranians had enough 20% enriched Uranium for about three bomb cores. The Iranians say that their stockpile of 20% is for medical uses and research. (Getting to 20% enrichment is 99% of process needed to convert Uranium ore to 85-90% HEU bomb grade material. So, I think when Bibi says Iran is 8-12 months from “breakout”, he is estimating the time needed to enrich the 20% stockpile) Interesting that with the talk about Obama’s big success, there has been no mention of stopping weapons development. It’s one thing to have weapons grade material; making it into a deliverable bomb is a whole different problem and the real threat to the region. Crickets!!

  42. imho…if the USA and the UN cannot have unscheduled or ‘surprise’ inspections of what Iran is doing then this deal is worthless and useless…

    as far as the idea that the US and the UN inspectors will be monitoring all the connections of supplies to Iran that is also laughable…

    …please…there is such a black market going on in that part of the world…people can be bought off so easily…

    …how anyone can feel safe with this ‘deal’ or actually believe that is the “best deal that they could get” is foolish and dangerous…

    …and bottom line…there should be no negotiating without assurances that “death to America” and “death to Israel” is prohibited…that should be the starting point…duh! not some discarded sidebar for another day…

    Why would the US and UN lift sanctions and enable Iran access to billions of dollars when they are calling for the death of Americans and Israelis and the number one sponsor of terrorism in the middle east?!

    this is crazy…(there must be willingly countries salivating for big deals with Iran and seeing $$$, $$$, $$$…and who knows what terrorists have invested in this…)

    …none of this makes sense…and once again the negotiating of the O admin did things backwards and leaves us in a position of weakness…and vulnerable…

  43. Get ready Folks…its nearly upon us…..

    Sources on British news this evening are pointing information that Hillary’s campaign will be launched in about 10 to 14 days….

    Campaign sources admit Hillary will begin with initial large national Meet and greets criss crossing country on a big swing out and the initial campaign will swing into action within 2 weeks and its going to be a big old kill off rollout to knock all challengers dead in the water.

  44. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/06/politics/hillary-clinton-2016-elections-press-team/index.html

    Washington (CNN)The press team of the yet-to-be-announced Hillary Clinton campaign is growing, with the selection of Karen Finney as Strategic Communications Adviser and Senior Spokesperson and Oren Shur as Director of Paid Media, according to two sources familiar with personnel moves.

    The positions will become official once Clinton announces her candidacy, expected this month.

    Finney is a longtime member of Hillaryland, having served as Deputy Press Secretary to Clinton when she was First Lady, after working on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign. Finney was a traveling press secretary on Hillary Clinton’s 2000 senate campaign and Communications Director at the Democratic National Committee from 2005-2009. As a contributor and host on MSNBC Finney became a prominent Democratic voice in politics, most recently appearing on CNN as a Democratic strategist.

    Shur will oversee television, mail, radio and digital advertising. He served as Director of the Democratic Governors Association independent expenditures in 2014 cycle and managed Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s successful 2012 re-election campaign.

  45. Britain’s Scotman newpaper.

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/hillary-clinton-prepares-for-intimate-campaign-1-3739795

    HILLARY Clinton is expected to launch her campaign for US president sometime in the next two weeks and will initially focus on intimate events, rather than soaring speeches to big rallies.

    The goal, according to two people close to the Clinton organisation, is to make Clinton’s second run for the White House more about voters and less about herself.

    While it appears at this moment Clinton will not face a tough primary challenge in 2016, she is aiming to show voters she plans to earn their support and won’t take the Democratic Party’s nomination for granted.

    Clinton, who served as President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state, has quickly emerged as the favorite for her party’s nomination.

    The field is more open on the Republican side, though former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have gained momentum as they take key steps toward launching campaigns. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who became the first major Republican to enter the race, is expected to face an uphill battle for the nomination, as is Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who is expected to announce his candidacy Tuesday.

    Clinton’s strategy is also aimed at playing to what her allies see as her strengths. Friends and advisers have long said she is more at ease in small group settings and one-on-one conversations where she can display her policy expertise, as well as personal warmth that she sometimes struggles to convey in front of larger crowds.

    When Clinton ran for Senate in 2000, she kicked off her campaign with a listening tour across New York state.

    Clinton’s approach also comes with risks. More loosely scripted appearances increase the chances that Clinton could be drawn off message or make a misstep that causes a distraction for the campaign. Clinton has been off the campaign trail for years, and she seemed rusty in fielding questions during interviews on a book tour last year.

  46. Hillary moves her aides into Iowa.

    NEW YORK (CNN) — The second time around, Hillary Clinton is downsizing.

    As she and a coterie of advisers prepare to launch her presidential campaign, their work is guided by a new set of humble principles: No big crowds. Few soaring rallies. Less mention of her own ambitions. And extinguish the air of inevitability propelling her candidacy.

    The long and winding prelude to her announcement is nearly over, according to aides, and the start of her second bid for the White House is likely only days away. Top Democratic activists in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire privately say they have been placed on alert that Clinton will soon be on her way.

    The specific moment she jumps into the race remains a closely-guarded secret, even inside the crowded corridors of her small office suite in Manhattan, which new aides have descended upon to build the operation. Only a handful of confidantes actually know the precise time Clinton will pull the trigger — first on social media — yet aides have been instructed to be ready from Monday forward.

    But her campaign strategy has crystallized: She will devote considerable time and attention to on-the-ground footwork in Iowa and New Hampshire. She intends to make less frequent stops in Nevada and South Carolina. Together, those four states kick off the nominating contest early next year and will help determine how warmly Democrats embrace her candidacy.

    The early pieces of her strategy are starting to come into sharper view as the announcement nears. One of the most noticeable differences from her first campaign, according to more than a dozen people close to the Clintons, is a concerted effort to try and make her candidacy seem far less focused on her winning than on listening to the concerns of voters.

    http://wqad.com/2015/04/06/aides-visit-iowa-ahead-of-hillary-clinton-campaign-announcement/

  47. Keep an eye on social networks…..Hillary to announce their first before leaving with Bill on a national tour.

    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/04/06/cnn-hillary-clinton-to-announce-presidential-candidacy-via-social-networks/

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this month will announce her 2016 presidential candidacy via the social networks before beginning to campaign without her husband, former President Bill Clinton, CNN reported Monday.

    The network provided details of the former first lady’s campaign strategy and, citing sources close to Clinton, said her campaign team is already preparing assorted strategies that will place emphasis on the concerns of citizens rather than underlining her own presidential aspirations.

  48. With Rubio announcing around April 13th…..Will Hillary go just before or on the 14th just to kill off any press for him.

  49. Moon

    Thanks for all the posts of Hillary for the possible month of April. I have seen some of those articles and also ReadyForHillary is having a firesale on their memorabilia for Hillary as we speak. Another article said the leaders of that Pac are moving to the Hillary campaign.

    I find it funny that they say that Hillary doesn’t plan to hold big rallies at the beginning of her campaign…is she making a point that she will not be Obama III from the beginning?

    If she is going to have small gatherings, she had better plan some for N. Calif. I want to see her in person this go round.

  50. Shadow , its not just possible, it seems like it has to happen now……all signs and movement suggest within the next 2 weeks……

    The reason being that i have seen is that it is basically to run up the clock on finance, with quarter 2 just started right now.

    Keep watching your social media, it looks like it will come from her Twitter before anywhere else.

  51. …so far I like her approach…I hope she will truly listen to “the people” including long time Dems that bolted and no longer recognize…or like…or trust… the Democratic party they once loved, supported and pitched to everyone that would listen…

    ..when I see Hillary standing tall and speaking for herself without having to shadow and continue to praise or justify O…then I will feel like we have our girl back and we are on our way…

  52. Good God, how electric will this place become when she announces…….

    I can feel goosebumps already……then we have to suit up and battle the freepers and the Dummies all over again…………..

    Get your hazmat suit out ready folks………..

  53. moononpluto
    April 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Good God, how electric will this place become when she announces…….

    I can feel goosebumps already……then we have to suit up and battle the freepers and the Dummies all over again…………..

    Get your hazmat suit out ready folks………..
    ———

    Absolutely Moon.

    It will be 2008 all over again, but worse.

    How many times will Monika be brought up again, and all the other bs? Attacks on Hillary’s age, health, and scrunchies.

  54. Looking at Hillary’s twitter page, I don’t see Big Pink as a follower…what’s up with that, Admin???

    @HillaryClinton

  55. I am thinking that I need to change Lu4PUMA to something else for Hillary 2016. Not that I will ever forget the denigration of being a 1/2 person from Florida. I just want to stay very positive and 2008 was anything but.

    What do you think of Lu4Hill or Lu4Hillary?

  56. Oh, the strike out didn’t work!

    Anyway, since it was stolen from her and O is a big ZERO, she’ll always be 44!

  57. The Canadian government has not shared US President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm over the deal reached with Iran

    I know a lot of media keep saying “the deal”, but there is no deal yet.

  58. S – and Iran has 3 Americans. We should have said “we’re not even coming to the negotiating table, until those 3 are released, this is non-negotiable”.

    Obama doesn’t know how, or doesn’t want to, bargain. But I suppose even if they had tried this, he would have caved anyway, just another red line to cross….

  59. OUR LOST CONSTITUTION: THE WILLFUL SUBVERSION OF AMERICA’S FOUNDING DOCUMENT
    by Senator Mike Lee (R-Ut)

    The still-unfolding story of America’s Constitution is a history of heroes and villains—the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty’s safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them. Those stories are known by few today.

    In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensible provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. For example:

    • The Origination Clause says that all bills to raise taxes must originate in the House of Representatives, but contempt for the clause ensured the passage of Obamacare.
    • The Fourth Amendment protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures, but the NSA now collects our private data without a warrant.
    • The Legislative Powers Clause means that only Congress can pass laws, but unelected agencies now produce ninety-nine out of every one hundred pages of legal rules imposed on the American people.
    Lee’s cast of characters includes a former Ku Klux Klansman, who hijacked the Establishment Clause to strangle Catholic schools; the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who called the Second Amendment a fraud; and the revered president who began his first of four terms by threating to shatter the balance of power between Congress and the president, and who began his second term by vowing to do the same to the Supreme Court.

    Fortunately, the Constitution has always had its defenders. Senator Lee tells the story of how Andrew Jackson, noted for his courage in duels and politics, stood firm against the unconstitutional expansion of federal powers. He brings to life Ben Franklin’s genius for compromise at a deeply divided constitutional convention. And he tells how in 2008, a couple of unlikely challengers persuaded the Supreme Court to rediscover the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms.

    Sections of the Constitution may have been forgotten, but it’s not too late to bring them back—if only we remember why we once demanded them and how we later lost them. Drawing on his experience working in all three branches of government, Senator Lee makes a bold case for resurrecting the Lost Constitution to restore and defend our fundamental liberties.

  60. Rand Paul just announced his run for 2016….. On his website. getting in before Hillary kills all the air in the room.

  61. These so called Jewish leaders in the House and Senate are a disgrace . They have provided cover time and time again for Obama’s loathsome policies towards Israel. To top it off, you have a clown like Friedman , whose views on Israel are well known, conducting another softball interview for his golden calf to reassure us that he’s “got Israel’s back”. I hope Hillary remembers her vow to wipe Iran out should it threaten Israel.

  62. Always good to examine the before vs. the after where the delusional big media beloved messiah is concerned, lest the revisionist historians paint a false legacy which has no relationship to reality:

    1. The Before:

    For many, President Barack Obama entered the White House a coddled narcissist whose thin set of accomplishments was papered over by his supporters. They liked his ideals, his identity, and how he made them feel about themselves. That was sufficient to prompt millions of Americans to bury their concerns about this energetic but untested freshman senator and his readiness for the presidency. Six years later, the nation’s affairs are in a shambles. The president’s once ascendant party has been decimated, his signature achievement the focus of endless court challenges and political fights, and the international environment appears less stable than it was at the height of the blowback against George W. Bush’s adventurism

    2. The After:

    Today, on the back end of Obama’s second term in office, the world is an objectively more dangerous place than it was in 2009. War has again returned to the European continent, and Russia has embarked on the distinctly 20th Century course of gobbling up its neighbor’s territory. China has set the stage for its own crusade of territorial acquisition, a threat for which the world is so unprepared that it simply pretends this looming catastrophe doesn’t exist. The Middle East has not been this volatile since the immediate post-War era. The region’s Sunni nations have intervened militarily in places like Libya and Yemen; two states that failed as a direct result of directionless Western action and careless inaction respectively. Iran’s creeping influence has now expanded to four Arab capitals. The threat of a regional civil war between Sunni and Shiite Muslims looms larger now than at any point since 1979. And all the while, the unimaginably horrific Islamic State insurgents, who have captured major portions of Iraq and Syria, have led the American public to again warm to the prospect of sending young men and women in arms back to the region.

    That’s quite the legacy.

    (Note: this sections were culled from Hot Air, without attribution.)

  63. jbstonesfan
    April 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

    —–
    I wondered where you were when Bibi came to Washington before the election. What are your thoughts on Bibi as a leader?

  64. The smart response:

    http://rightwingnews.com/special/leading-conservatives-call-on-apple-to-pull-out-of-nigeria-qatar-saudi-arabia-and-iran-until-they-stop-torturing-their-gay-citizens/

    Leading Conservatives Call on Apple to Pull Out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran Until They Stop Torturing Their Gay Citizens

    Last week, I got together with Bruce Carroll from Gay Patriot to write a letter calling on Apple to live up to its publicly stated principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay. After the letter was written, we asked some other conservatives to sign on with us. A full list of signatories follows.

    Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said,

    “Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.

    …This is about how we treat each other as human beings… Opposing discrimination takes courage. With the lives and dignity of so many people at stake, it’s time for all of us to be courageous.”

    Tim Cook’s message seems rather ironic in light of the fact that Apple willingly does business with some of the most virulently anti-gay nations on the planet.

    According to their Islamic-based governments, homosexuality is punishable by death in Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran. So not only is it willing to “tolerate discrimination” in those countries, Apple is also happy to sell an iPod to the people who are murdering gays so they can listen to some cheery music when they’re done. What these nations are doing to their gay communities is despicable and should be condemned by every decent person. We hope Tim Cook believes that as well.

    Tim Cook says that, “Opposing discrimination takes courage,” and we agree. We call on Mr. Cook to live up to our shared principles by pulling Apple out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran until they stop their official government policies of jailing and murdering gays and lesbians.

  65. Doesn’t matter anyway, it would be a cold day in hell before the GOP nominate looney lib like Rand Paul…….not gonna happen……

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