Saturday, February 28, 2015

op ed review 2/29

Amnesty Beneficiaries Could Claim More Than $35K In Tax Benefits In First Year
President Obama warns Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers: implement executive amnesty, or else.
Texas Governor: Since Jan. 1, 'We Have Had More Than 20,000 People Come Across the Border'
President Obama is inviting previously deported illegal immigrants back to work in the United States under a deal approved this week by a federal judge.
HHS has confirmed that abortion is one of the medical services that must be made available to illegal alien unaccompanied minors
Oregon Democrat lets the cat out of the bag:  admits that the fight for amnesty for illegal immigrants is the “civil rights battle” that will “decide who controls the country”.  

In March 2009 Hillary Clinton announced that the Obama Adminstration was going to “push the reset button” with the Russians. This week Russia pushed its own reset button…Russians paraded a missile on Army Day marked “to be personally delivered to Obama.”

Today’s vote by a bitterly divided FCC that the Internet should be regulated as a public utility is the culmination of a decade-long battle by the Left. Using money from George Soros and liberal foundations that totaled at least $196 million radical activists finally succeeded in ramming through “net neutrality,” or the idea that all data should be transmitted equally over the Internet. The final push involved unprecedented political pressure exerted by the Obama White House on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, head of an ostensibly independent regulatory body.
Obama's regulations will make Internet slow as in Europe, warn FCC, FEC commissioners. 
FCC Chair refuses to appear before Congress ahead of internet takeover.

Anti-Semitism Soaring on U.S. College Campuses

Florist Barronelle Stutzman has rejected a deal by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson that would have forced her to betray her religious beliefs and start providing flowers for gay weddings.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, tossed a snowball on the Senate floor as part of a speech expressing skepticism about the reality of climate change. "Mr. President, Catch this," Inhofe said before tossing the snowball underhand.

More than 16,900 federal employees took home in excess of $200,000 in base salary in 2014, according to a partial database of federal salary data.

Suffice it to say Hugh Hewitt is no Candy Crowley. The conservative radio host is scheduled to moderate the first of three GOP presidential primary debates starting in September.

White House that promised transparency refuses to cooperate with IRS probe:  “doesn’t have time”

 “American Diaper”   wins Oscar.
Emotional American Sniper widow holds her husband´s dog tags at the Oscars as the popular movie is entirely SNUBBED by the Academy

Phyllis Schlafly  2/24

"It hit a nerve," Rudy Giuliani observed about his widely reported insight that President Obama does not love America. Amid the uproar from the liberal media that anyone would dare question a liberal's patriotism, the former mayor of New York City is not backing away from his candid comment, telling the New York Times that "I said exactly what I wanted to say. I conveyed exactly the message that I wanted to convey."

Giuliani's on-target comments hit the same nerve that has produced an uproar over the new Advanced Placement U.S. History Framework, which is teaching 500,000 of our brightest college-bound high school seniors to be ashamed instead of proud of our country. A half-dozen states have introduced legislation demanding changes in the APUSH Framework, which minimizes the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers and the exceptional greatness of our country, in order to give disproportionate emphasis to the grievances of minorities.

The former mayor observed that Obama criticizes our country "much more often than other American presidents," both Republican and Democrat. He added that Obama "was educated by people who were critics of the U.S. And he has not been able to overcome those influences."

"From the time he was 9 years old, he was influenced by Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist," Giuliani pointed out. As a young "community organizer," Obama was influenced by the radical socialist Saul Alinsky, who was also the subject of Hillary Rodham's 92-page senior thesis at Wellesley College.

Giuliani continued: "He spent 17 years in the church of Jeremiah Wright, and this is the guy who said 'God damn America, not God bless America.'"  Giuliani has, in fact, been making many comments like these, without much media attention. But this time the comment was made in the presence of a leading presidential candidate, Scott Walker, who refused to criticize Giuliani's remark despite pressure to do so.

"The mayor can speak for himself," Walker told a reporter who demanded to know if Walker agrees with the mayor that Obama does not love America. "You should ask the president what he thinks about America."
Another prospective presidential candidate, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, reportedly telephoned Giuliani to congratulate him for his comments. Publicly, Jindal said, "The gist of what Mayor Giuliani said ... is true," adding, "If you are looking for someone to condemn the mayor, look elsewhere."

Jindal also stood by his own remarks that criticized "non-assimilation" by immigrants to our country. He described as "dangerous" the "people who want to come to our country but not adopt our values," including our English language, adding that "it is absolutely correct to insist on assimilation" by immigrants to America.

Responses by other Republican presidential candidates to Giuliani's insight have been less impressive. Jeb Bush and Rand Paul were quick to run from Giuliani's remarks by insisting they would not question Obama's "motives," while Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham both said they have "no doubt" that President Obama loves America. And 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney's chief foreign policy adviser, Dan Senor, told CNBC that it is "insane" to question "whether or not Barack Obama loves America."

While running for president in 2008, Obama criticized Americans in rural Pennsylvania and in small towns in the Midwest by saying that "they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." That offensive comment was not long after Michelle Obama declared, "Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm proud of my country."

Obama refers to our nation as "this" country, as though it is some other country and not "our" country, as when he said, "There's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped disproportionately by the police, and that's a fact." Obama once told a European audience that "there have been times where America has shown arrogance."

When Obama has expressed admiration for our country, it is often in a backhanded manner. "I realize that America's critics will be quick to point out that at times we too have failed to live up to our ideals; that America has plenty of problems within its own borders. This is true," Obama declared to the United Nations General Assembly last year.
By contrast, Mayor Giuliani said, "with all our flaws, we're the most exceptional country in the world. I'm looking for a presidential candidate who can express that, do that and carry it out."

"I want a president who is not embarrassed to say America is the strongest power on earth," the mayor continued. "And I want our enemies to be afraid of our president."

“Whenever I hear someone announce that “All religions are a path to God!” I wonder how it would work if you applied such “tolerance” to, say, medicine or science. “All medicines are a path to health! You take antibiotics, I cut the head off a chicken and dance under the full moon, really what’s the difference as long as we both believe it will make us well?” Or “All science is a path to progress! You invent an iPhone, I invent a weaponized disease, it’s all science, man, it’s all great!”

“Democrats have for years been questioning the decency of Republicans as human beings. During the Obamacare rollout, President Obama accused Republicans of wanting to deprive people of healthcare; he openly accused President George W. Bush of being ‘unpatriotic’ for raising the national debt. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that Republicans are ‘indifferent’ to hungry and poor children. Anyone who opposes any aspect of President Obama’s agenda has been deemed a racist. The point here is not the media’s double standard, which is egregious but unchangeable. The point is that this perception of Republicans has pervaded the public arena. Republicans' fundamental burden is not explaining to the American people that Democrats are great people, but wrong on policy. Their great burden is overcoming the generalized perception that they are money-grubbing Snidely Whiplashes bent on strapping widows and orphans to the train tracks. You cannot overcome that perception by ardently pleading that the very folks who call you racist, sexist, homophobic bigots are well-intentioned but incompetent.”
                  -Ben Shapiro

Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians.  (Beheadings to follow)

Saudi Arabia court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

American blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh for 'crime against Islam'...

In September 2013, Jeri Wright, daughter of Reverend “God Damn America” Wright, and 12 other Democrats were charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy. More than one of the defendants had direct ties to President Barack Obama. In March 2014 Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s daughter Jeri was found guilty on eleven counts that included money laundering and lying to federal agents. This week US District Judge Sue E. Myerscough sent Jeri Wright to prison.

Immigration lawyer and Obama supporter arrested on federal fraud charges and for forging applications of illegal immigrants. Sherin Thawer was invited to the Obama White House last year to discuss immigration reform.

One of the coldest months on record in Detroit
Cleveland breaks cold record set in 1873
Coldest month in New York City in 80 years.

By the time conservative activists leave the nation’s capital this weekend after their largest annual get-together, they should be better equipped for the 2016 campaign trail. They also may be a little closer to uniting behind a candidate for president who can win by addressing the concerns of everyday Americans. That, at least, is the goal of Matt Schlapp, who heads the team putting on the Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC. “We have to be able to reach [regular Americans] where they are and explain to them why conservative policies matter,” Schlapp says in an interview with

Map of anti- Christian organizations.

"The fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follow that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression."
                           -Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, February 21, 2015

op ed review 2/22

A federal judge in South Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.
But the Obama administration plans to seek an emergency stay that would undo the injunction, halt depurations, and sign up illegal immigrants for work permits.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, believes that the Obama administration is “counterfeiting immigration documents” under the president’s immigration plan.

ISIS Beheads 21 Christians, Promises To ‘Conquer Rome, By Allah’s Permission’
President Obama defended the “true peaceful nature of Islam”  — saying terrorist groups like ISIS promote a “twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims.”
But what do polls of Muslims say?    20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers….31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq…..61% of Egyptians approve of attacks on Americans…. 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified….. One third of Palestinians (32%) supported the slaughter of a Jewish family, including the children.

The former director of the CIA said Thursday that President Obama “looks scared” to call members of al Qaeda, the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations “Islamic.”
Attorney General Eric Holder tells reporters that the U.S. isn’t at war against ISIS:  “we´re not at a time of war.”
Meanwhile, a new Homeland Security intelligence assessment focuses on the domestic terror threat from “right-wing sovereign citizen extremists”.
ISIS may be financing itself by harvesting human organs.  “In the past few weeks, bodies with surgical incisions and missing kidneys or other body parts have been found in shallow mass graves.”

Only a few short weeks after Republicans took control of both branches of the Nevada state legislature and the Governor’s mansion here for the first time since 1929, GOP leaders aimed their new strength at Nevada´s powerful labor unions.

Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed (with a straight face) that the Obama administration “hasn´t been tainted by (even) a smidgen of scandal.”

Vice President Joe Biden took hands-on politics to a creepy new level Tuesday by “snuggling” new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s wife from behind during the swearing-in ceremony.

As it wanes, the Obama administration grows bold, and even reckless, on matters that send a thrill up the leg of its most leftward supporters. Its new attack on so-called armor-piercing ammunition — which is, in reality, a very broad attack on ammunition across the board — is a dangerous and destructive example of the administration’s late-days slide into rule-by-decree.

DNC Chair “Will switch position on marijuana if donor recants criticism...”

Here come the gay Nazis: A Washington State judge ruled this week that floral artist and grandmother Barronelle Stutzman must provide full support for gay weddings. The judge said the 70-year-old grandmother may lose not only her business, but also her home and savings because she lives her life and operates her business according to her religious beliefs.

Rudy Giuliani is in trouble with the mainstream media for saying that he does not believe that President Barack Obama “loves America.”
Asked if he wanted to apologize he said, "Not at all, I want to repeat it."

Presidential scholars put President Obama on the worst, not best, list by a margin of nearly three-to-one.

Anti Semitism spreads:”Thirty Madison, Wisconsin Homes Spray painted With Anti-Semitic Slurs”

National Review  2/20
In Washington, they are practically praying for a Christian terrorist. At a breakfast in January, President Obama reached all the way back to the Crusades for an example of violence purportedly motivated by Christian extremism. Days later, when three Muslims were murdered in Chapel Hill, social media erupted with demands that Christians be called upon to condemn the attacks in the same way that Muslims are called upon to condemn acts of Islamic terrorism, and the disappointment was palpable when the man charged with those murders turned out to be a militant atheist and Rachel Maddow fan who was angry about a parking dispute.

State Department flack Marie Harf, fresh off her jobs-for-jihadis bit, offered up Joseph Kony — a practitioner of Ancholi mystical traditions with 88 wives, a flair for Biblical apocalypticism, and, if we take him at his word, 13 spirits (one of them Chinese) dwelling within him — as an example of “Christian militant” terrorism. This isn’t new: Timothy McVeigh (agnostic) and John Salvi (a schizophrenic who believed himself to be one of the thieves crucified with Jesus and who obsessed over an imaginary scheme in which the Vatican would issue its own currency) have been presented from time to time as evidence that the violent jihadist tendency is not limited to the religion of which jihad is a central tenet.

Meanwhile, in the real world, President Barack Obama, who still believes that his job consists of giving speeches, convened a “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” the purpose of which was to provide a platform for the president to give a keynote speech. In it he insisted, as he does, that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, and that arguments to the contrary only lend credibility to the Islamic terrorist organizations that have nothing to do with Islam. He cited a letter from a fifth-grader, a Muslim girl named Sabrina, who wrote: “If some Muslims do bad things, that doesn’t mean all of them do.” President Obama was impressed with these remarks — “the wisdom of a little girl,” he called them….

Of course, no sensible person walking the earth believes that every Muslim on the planet is an al-Qaeda sympathizer or an Islamic supremacist. The problem is that (1) some of the world’s Muslims do sympathize with Islamic-supremacist views, (2) there are an awful lot of them, and (3) Islamic organizations are the preeminent practitioners of terrorism around the world at the moment…..Radical Islam is a longstanding part of Islam, not an amendment to it.

One group of powerful Muslims who do not like hearing this: the regimes of U.S. allies from Morocco to Pakistan. President Bush was solicitous of their sensitivities as well. But if we have a common enemy, our Muslim allies cannot complain when we name it accurately. Indeed, it would be useful if they did so, too. The worst thing that one can be in Barack Obama’s world is a bigot. Racism is the original sin, and other forms of discrimination, from the genuine to the superficially similar, are corralled into the same moral category — which is why, for example, progressives treat traditional-marriage laws like the anti-miscegenation laws of old, even though homosexuality and race are fundamentally different human phenomena. To Obama’s mind, the frank acknowledgment that the world has a problem with savagery rooted in a particular religion is an invitation to invidious discrimination — an invitation to becoming something even lower than al-Qaeda. And so the endless cheerleading for Islam and the search for comparable acts of barbarism by Christians or others, the purpose of which is to make sensitive people feel that we aren’t singling out Islam for criticism and scrutiny.

Of course we are singling out the Islamic world for criticism and scrutiny — as we should..…the Islamic State is at the moment a much bigger problem for the Islamic world, which is bearing the brunt of its violence, than for the West.  But as the monuments in Washington, New York, and Pennsylvania remind us — as the victims of “workplace violence” at Fort Hood remind us, as the plugged-up bullet holes at LAX remind us — it is our problem, too.

Barack Obama is not the president of the world; he is the president of the United States, and his principal duty is seeing to our national security. Wishful thinking and sentimental letters from fifth-grade girls will not solve the problem — not when the president cannot even quite bring himself to say, honestly and forthrightly, what the problem is.


“Liberalism is a moral manipulation that exaggerates inequity and unfairness in American life in order to justify overreaching public policies and programs. Liberalism undermines the spirit of self-help and individual responsibility. For liberals in academia, the fact that black college students earn lower grades and have a higher dropout rate than any group besides reservation Indians means that blacks remain stymied and victimized by white racism. Thus, their push for affirmative action and other race-based programs is to assuage their guilt and shame for America’s past by having people around with black skin color. The heck with the human being inside that skin.”
       -Walter Williams

"What kind of country is it that lets those who are not citizens decide who governs those who are? If any foreigner can now vote here, is the United States even a country anymore? If Congress doesn't stop it soon, de facto enfranchising of illegals will be our road to ruin."
    -Investors Business Daily

"Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians? Where is the universal condemnation by Muslim leaders around the world? As we mourn with the families of those 21 martyrs, we'd better take this warning seriously as these acts of terror will only spread throughout Europe and the United States. ... The storm is coming."
     -Rev Franklin Graham

ISIS Bans Cell Phones: Islamic State Chops Off Women´s Hands, Whips Men For Calling Their Relatives, Using Telephones

Just one week and a half after President Barack Obama linked the Crusades and Inquisition with “many terrible deeds done in the name of Christ” at the National Prayer Breakfast, ISIS has picked up and run with his meme.

Must be the global warming:  “Coldest Temps Since Late-1800s in East... “

Great Lakes “likely to have the most ice since records began,” says meteorologist…

-41F in Embarrass, MN

Rare snowstorm in Jerusalem

It's a bad day when the Harvard Kennedy School for Business and Government labels your policy a failure and blames it for actually exacerbating a situation. A new study shows the 2010 financial reform law known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act simply made "too big to fail" even bigger and increased the likelihood of greater risk and bailouts.

If there is anything out there that shows the real aim of the amnesty crowd after Judge Andrew Hanen´s ruling to halt President Obama´s executive amnesty, it´s their vow to achieve their unpopular ends "by any means necessary," with no regard for the law.

The story of the fallen Oregon governor is an account of corruption and a revelation into the nasty affairs of renewable energy.

The nanny state on steroids:  “The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.”

George W. Bush couldn’t always speak clearly. His successor can rarely see clearly. The see-no-evil president doesn’t glimpse Islam as the common denominator behind recent ugliness from Libya to Syria to Nigeria and points beyond. The speak-no-evil president dare not name the religion as the inspiration for vile acts but instead maintains that a perversion of the message of the Warrior Prophet motivates them.

 “A university’s essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism – a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.”
             -Richard Hofstadter