Saturday, November 28, 2015

op ed review 11/29



THIS WEEK’S NEWS
More than six in 10 Americans believe that the news media, followed closely by Hollywood, has a negative effect on the country, according to a new survey.

Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of registered voters say they think of government as an enemy, up 8 points since 1996.

New Argentine president: “Reduce state's role in economy”

Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ has become propaganda for Democrats

The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump.
100 black pastors and religious leaders set to endorse Trump.
Trump to speak twice in Sarasota because of overwhelming demand.  Lines form five blocks long.
In their desperate quest to end the candidacy of Donald Trump, the media, Democrats, and even fellow Republican candidates have gone Full Godwin on the richly-coiffed real estate mogul: they’re saying he’s a Nazi.

Cannabis may damage the brain.

NOAA’s climate change science fiction.  The environmental intelligence agency ignores inconvenient satellite data.

The United States has issued 680,000 green cards to immigrants of Muslim-majority countries, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Obama administration tells states they can´t block resettlement of refugees

Sheriff posts ´politically incorrect´ sign in Georgia town………'WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you… LEAVE!'

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want to know why half of the 23 Obamacare health insurance co-ops have failed

Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to “cut it out,” Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture.

Census Bureau: 21.6% of U.S. Children— 15,931,000--on Food Stamps in 2014

American forces run out of ammo in attack on ISIS.
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THIS WEEKS COLUMN
Investor’s Business Daily  11/23
The only thing more reliable than radical Muslims carrying out terrorist acts is Democrats denying any religious link after an attack, followed by attempts to scrub crime scenes of all evidence of Islam. Hillary Clinton is the latest suspender of disbelief regarding radical Islam's long-running and deep-rooted role in terrorism.

Just days after eight Muslims belonging to the Islamic State massacred 130 Parisians while praising Allah, Hillary Clinton lectured the Council on Foreign Relations:  "Let's be clear…..Muslims have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism." Within hours of her delusional statement, another Muslim terror group, Boko Haram, killed 27 at the Radisson hotel in Mali's capital city, while forcing guests to recite verses from the Quran.

Yet this was not Islam, either, we are told. We heard the same politically correct claptrap after Muslims bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 and after 19 more Muslims attacked Washington and New York on Sept. 11, 2001, slaughtering almost 3,000. And again after Muslims attacked Madrid, Bali and London. And when Muslim snipers shot up Washington. And when a Muslim massacred soldiers at Fort Hood. And when Muslims slaughtered more than 60, including two dozen children and three pregnant women, at a shopping mall in Kenya. And again after Muslims bombed the Boston marathon. And this year, after a Muslim gunned down five soldiers in Chattanooga.

Though the latest denials are demonstrably false, at least apologists have dropped the risible "Religion of Peace" mantra.

There is no denying that Muslim no-go zones in France and Belgium provided the base of operations for the Paris attacks. Even socialist officials in Paris and Brussels are threatening to "shut down mosques."

Liberals shame conservatives for tying the world epidemic of Islamic terrorism to Islam. But even President Obama let slip last week that "the Muslim community" has to do more to clamp down on terrorists. Instead of dealing with this reality, Obama continues to shove it under the prayer rug.

"The idea was that alienating millions of Muslims would make it harder to fight the jihadists, and even aid in their recruitment," California State University humanities professor Bruce Thornton said.  "There is no evidence that being nice to Muslims — for example, rescuing Afghan and Iraqi Muslims from murderous autocrats — changed traditional Muslim attitudes toward infidels and predisposed them to turn on their fellow Muslims," he added.

Denying that Islam sanctifies violence against non-Muslims just gives more safe space to that violence.



Another excellent but longer read:   “The Controversy over Syrian Refugees Misses the Question We Should Be Asking”   by Andrew C. McCarthy
“The jihad waged by radical Islam rips at France from within. The two mass-murder attacks this year that finally induced President Francois Hollande to concede a state of war are only what we see…..What happens in France happens in Belgium. It happens in Sweden where much of Malmo, the third largest city, is controlled by Muslim immigrant gangs ….. Not long ago in Britain, a soldier was killed and nearly beheaded in broad daylight by jihadists known to the intelligence services; dozens of sharia courts now operate throughout the country, even as Muslim activists demand more accommodations. And it was in Germany, which green-lighted Europe’s ongoing influx of Muslim migrants, that Turkey’s Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan proclaimed that pressuring Muslims to assimilate in their new Western countries is “a crime against humanity……So how many of us look across the ocean at Europe and say, “Yeah, let’s bring some of that here”?
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LEFTIST WATCH
University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University. The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”
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GLOBALONEY
Even if  it were true that 97 percent of scientists agree mankind is driving global warming”, 97 percent of Americans don’t seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll. A November Fox News poll of more than 1,000 registered voters found that only 3 percent listed “climate change” as the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in August. Americans were much more worried about terrorism, the economy and immigration than global warming.
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ISLAM
Secret cell of British Muslim women encouraging others to join Islamic State exposed
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ARTICLES
Colon:  “Before he managed to oust three deserving governors from the 2016 presidential race, I welcomed what Mr. Trump brought to the table. He dared to bring up issues that needed to be discussed but had been ignored by the mainstream media. His blunt responses to crises was a refreshing breath of air to the normally political doublespeak mouthed by candidates. Most of those who first supported Trump would tell me, "I wouldn't vote for him but I like what he has to say." Now the unthinkable has happened. They now view Trump as someone they could support. Mercy…….Recently Ann Coulter tweeted that the Paris terror attacks had just elected Donald Trump as president. That is a sad commentary of the judgment of the American conservative voter. What Donald Trump is preaching is not that much different from what I've been writing about for the past 16 years but I am totally unqualified to be president and so is Donald Trump. If all one has to do to get elected is to shout what people want to hear then we are truly becoming an idiocracy.”

Tom Tancredo:  “By any measure, we are losing the war against ISIS and radical Islam. A bigger problem is we do not yet realize we are losing or why. Their legions are growing, their ambitions are apocalyptic, and our resolve is as strong as silly putty….”

There have been 2703 Shootings and 440 Deaths Year-To-Date In Heavily Gun-Controlled Chicago.  That is an increase of approximately 400 shootings over the same time last year.
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NOTEWORTHY WEBSITES
15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird and Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become….examples:
1) “College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims....Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns that Muslim students would be offended.”
2) “Portland State University Offers Course Teaching How to 'Make Whiteness Strange'...According to Portland State University Professor Rachel Sanders’ 'White Privilege' course, 'whiteness' must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved.
3) "A University in the San Francisco Area Actually Told Students To Call 911 if They Were Offended.
4) “Educators in the Volunteer State are very concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers, according to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
5) “A Professor at Polk State College has allegedly failed a humanities student after she refused to concede that Jesus is a ‘myth’ or that Christianity oppresses women during a series of mandatory assignments at the Florida college
6) “College Codes Make ‘Color Blindness’ a Microaggression…wait, what?.... UCLA says "Color Blindness," the idea we shouldn't obsess over people's race, is a microaggression. If you refuse to treat an individual as a ‘racial/cultural being,’ then you're being aggressive.”
7) “The phrase 'politically correct' is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
8) ) "'American,' 'illegal alien,' 'foreigners,' 'mothering,' and 'fathering' are just a handful of words deemed 'problematic' by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide
Many more…..
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HUMOR
A guy goes into a bar and there is a robot bartender. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says "Martini." The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "168." The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology. The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini". Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "100." The robot then starts to talk about Nascar, Budweiser and John Deere tractors. The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini", and the robot brings him another great martini. The robot then says, "What's your IQ?" The guy says, "Uh, about 50." The robot leans in real close and says, "So... you still happy you voted for Obama?"

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