Friday, February 27, 2015

Top Obama Officials Have Opposite Views on Threat of Terrorism. Is it Any Wonder They Can't Deal with the Problem?

After six years of incompetence and indifference this won't come as a surprise!

On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said this:
"Despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally; less deaths, less violent deaths today, than through the last century."
On Thursday, James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee:
The year 2014 saw the highest rate of political instability since 1992, the most deaths as a result of state-sponsored mass killings ince the early 1990's and the highest number of refugees and internally displaced persons, or IDPs, since WWII."
Next, Clapper added:
“When the final counting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such a data has been compiled."
Any reasonable person might expect that the top officials in American government would be working off the same set of facts especially during such troubled times. But apparently Kerry and the Islam deniers insist on repeating their delusions as if that will make them true.

Even Jake Tapper at CNN found the contrast a bit much:

No one should really be surprised by Kerry's indifference to the facts laid out by Clapper. After all, Kerry thinks global warming is a bigger threat than terrorism and is only too willing to repeat the big lie that extreme weather events are increasing despite government data which shows the exact opposite. I gues when there's some misinformation that fits his prejudices and preferences he just can't let go!

Kerry's willful ignorance is endemic in many part of the Obama Administration, including the White House. It's no surprise then that they have been so completely unable, or unwilling to effectively address the threat!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Obama Sacrificing His Place in History for Short Term Deal on Iran Nukes

In the end, all that matter is that Iran will get nukes!
GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Iran are working on a two-phase deal that clamps down on Tehran's nuclear program for at least a decade before providing it leeway over the remainder of the agreement to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make weapons.
So, ten years after Obama has left office Iran will get a nuke. That is IF they follow this agreement. That will dump the problem in the lap of a future Administration and continue to feed the instability throughout the region.

Thanks Obama!

Just like his global warming deal with the Chinese that allows them to continue building coal fired power plants until they are ready to stop Obama's proposed agreement with Iran is worse than useless!

Already we have seen how Obama's short term focus on political interest has damaged U.S. national security. Obama is laying the foundation to make that reality even more painful in the future!

Media Fails to Ask Democrats to Account for V.P. Joe Biden's Transgressions

Yet they'll jump all over a Republican for the slightest offense while looking the other way when Dems do far worse!

Much of the news media went into outrage mood when former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani dared to say the obvious: Obama doesn't love America. Considering this another "gotcha" moment, left wing media sharks circled Rudy and then went after other top Republicans hoping they will cower in fear and throw Rudy under the bus. For a change, they haven't.

The best example came when Sen. Marco Rubio turned the question around: "Democrats aren’t asked to answer every time Joe Biden says something embarrassing, so I don’t know why I should answer every time a Republican does." Rubio went on to say Obama did love America but his ideas were bad. A bit of a cop out and it won't win him any votes on either side. But still, a good point about Biden and other Democrats.

And what about Joe? Forget that Joe is king of political gaffes. That's old news by now, not that it was covered. Let a Republican screw up like that and it's on the front page. Sarah Palin anyone? More recently Biden's been behaving in a way that is just downright creepy. A few examples:

Hands on the wife of Defense Secretary Carter for 30 seconds during the swearing in ceremony:

Or freaking out the teenage daughter of Sen. Chris Coons:

And look at the faces of the men in this photo as Biden gets a lap dance from a biker chick:

If a Republican behaved this way it would be describes as proof of a GOP "War on Women" and the media would hound the guy from office.

I'm glad Rubio stood up and didn't play the game when asked to throw Rudy under the bus. It's time we end this one sided silliness!

Does Obama Love America When He's Shown Nothing But Disdain for So Much of It?

He only loves his ideal of a social justice utopia!

When President Reagan talked about America as a "shining city on the hill" he didn't need to add any qualifiers. When Obama talks about his love for America it always includes a big "BUT."

How many examples do we need of Obama pointing out America's faults? His worldwide apology tour in 2009 where he declared "there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive" [Mike's America video]. The U.S. has done more for the cause of freedom around the world than all other nations combined yet Obama always looks for the negative.

And who can forget when he insulted much of middle America during the 2008 campaign when he tarred white people living in small towns as "bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them."

Plus, the only church he's attended regularly was Rev. Wright's black liberation theology church in Chicago where sat for 20 years listening to the likes of "god damn America."

Then there's this image from a campaign event in Iowa in 2007. Candidates are photographed while the National Anthem is playing:

There are MANY more examples and readers can come up with their own list. The point is there's plenty of reason to question Obama's love of America. Though frankly, at this point that's the worst of our troubles. We KNOW he's doing things that weaken the country. His motivation doesn't really matter!

But just let former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani say the obvious and all hell breaks loose! Did any of the same media types hyperventilating about Rudy say one word when Obama said President Bush as "unpatriotic" for allowing increases of the national debt during eight years in office? The same debt that Obama has more than doubled in less time than Bush?

Friday, February 20, 2015

PBS Report on Yazidi Women Raises Question: Why Doesn't the Left Care About What is Happening to Women Sold as Sex Slaves by ISIS?

The same people who drum up phony charges of rape at universities are silent on the real brutalization of women by ISIS!

This was on the News Hour on PBS Thursday. It's a long report, over 10 minutes, but it is compelling viewing and important for anyone who wants to understand exactly what is happening to women, and men, caught up in the terrorist web. I would especially challenge any Obama defenders, or others who dismiss or downplay the threat posed by ISIS to watch the entire report before commenting. You might actually have to rethink your blind support of Obama's do-nothing policy.

This is the REAL WAR on WOMEN. What a shame Democrats who cite a phony Republican war on women don't seen to care!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Obama Admin Announces New Strategy to Defeat ISIS: We're Going to Twitter Them to Death!

Leaping from one feckless bit of nonsense to the next!

Perhaps realizing that a pinprick bombing campaign of about 2,000 strikes (map) in six months hasn't done much to dull ISIS (they've only doubled in size in Syria and have U.S. Marines surrounded at a base in Iraq) the Obama Administration is responding to critics who call their strategy weak and incompetent with a new campaign.

Jihadis need a jobs plan? What about Americans?

First up was Marie Harf, one of a pair of idiots who speak on behalf of the State Department, who recently said "we cannot win this war [with ISIS] by killing them." No, Marie's idea is that we need to help find jobs for jihadis. Never mind that millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the reign of King Barack and haven't joined the jihad. How would you like to drive up to the pickup window of your local Burger King and have the cashier shout "Allahu Akbar! Would you like fries with that beheading?"

Twitter War

Obama is holding his Summit on Violent Extremism this week. You won't find much about it at the White House web site which probably tells you how seriously Obama takes this exercise in stupidity. One idea that is being presented to battle ISIS is a Twitter campaign from the State Department. Yes, ISIS is burning people to death, beheading Christians and children and Obama's State Department is going to get REALLY tough on Twitter. As if messages saying “Think again. Turn away,” are going to deter Johnny Jihadi.

Twitter wars are nothing new to Team Obama. Who can forget other State Department dolt Jen Psaki who put this message out as Russia invaded Crimea: #UnitedForUkraine. Russia went on to send troops and tanks into Eastern Ukraine. Over 50,000 people have since died. Way to go Jen. Another accomplishment for the Nobel Peace Prize president!


And who can forget First Lady Michelle Obama's plea to Boko Haram terrorists who kidnapped nearly 300 girls in Nigeria and sold them into slavery and forced marriages.

Following that plea Boko went on to kidnap MORE girls. Most of whom remain today as sex slaves to jihadis in Nigeria. Some are even being used as suicide bombers in Boko's continuing campaign of terror.

If the Obama Administration's lack of any past success for Twitter campaigns is anything to go by their newly announced effort to fight ISIS will also be a joke that has no effect at all. But remember that liberals get credit for caring. It doesn't matter that they never achieve a result. Tell that to the families of the #BringBackOurGirls!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Obama Cites Christian Past Misdeeds. ISIS Beheads 21 Christians. Any Connection?

Thanks Obama!

Ten days ago Obama told Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast they had to get off their "high horse" and "remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." In doing so he played right into the hands of ISIS propaganda.

On Saturday ISIS released a video [WARNING, GRAPHIC] which showed the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians on the beach in Libya. The Mediteranean ran red with their blood as one by one they had their heads cut off and placed atop their lifeless bodies.

This latest ISIS atrocity has once again thrown the region into turmoil. Egyptians declared a week of mourning but their military began launching air strikes on ISIS targets in Libya.

As is usual, Obama had a different reaction. He spent the weekend golfing in Palm Springs and only sent his Press Secretary out with more tired and tepid words devoid of any actual meaning.

Meanwhile, The New York Times (yes, not Fox News) reports that the ISIS cancer is spreading throughout the region and beyond. All this is happening while Obama advocates "strategic patience" which translates into not doing much of anything. The horrors and the bodies continue to pile up as the man who won the Nobel Peace Prize does next to nothing!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pathologic Narcissist: The World Burns While Obama Takes Selfies

NOTE: I realize the issue of Obama's narcissism and how he demeans and disrespects the office he holds is important to understanding him, but the damage is far more serious. Please make sure to read the post prior to this one as well.

Two more years before we have a hope of putting an adult back in the White House!

Yemen is "collapsing" with Al Queda and Iranian backed terrorists running rampant. The U.S. has abandoned our embassy and run from the country. ISIS is surging in Iraq (see below). What's Obama doing? Is he huddling with his advisers to devise a strategy that might actually work? No. On the same day we learned of the death of Kayla Mueller, Obama was making selfie videos and photos to promote ObamaCare.

And what kind of selfies? Silly stuff like this:

Can you imagine the hyperventilating we would hear from the left if ANY Republican leader posed as if they were shooting a gun?

The Washington Post report with more photos and video described this bizarre event as "just Obama being a weirdo." The New York Times report called this a "humiliation" but don't agree.

The humiliation here is to the American people and the Office of the President the dignity and respect to which has been diminished by this Clown in Chief! Meanwhile the world continues to burn while Obama fiddles!

Obama's Claim of "Success" in War Strategy Can't Buck Reality of Yemen's Collapse and ISIS Advance in Iraq

And Obama has NO PLAN that will change the worsening situation for the better!

Five months ago in September 2014, after much criticism that he had no strategy to defeat ISIS, Obama declared he had a plan that would "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS. Two thousand air strikes later (map) (the same amount that military leaders would usually launch in the first few days of a conflict) ISIS is alive and well.

This week ISIS launched a daring assault on the sprawling al Assad air base in Iraq where a handful of U.S. Marines are stationed to train Iraqi troops. ISIS also took control of a nearby Iraqi town from which to launch further assaults. The Marines are basically bottled up in a defensive position and surrounded.

Just the day before Obama gave another speech where he announced "our coalition is on the offensive, ISIL is on the defensive, and ISIL is going to lose." Apparently ISIS didn't get the press release.

In that same September speech Obama claimed success in anti-terrorism efforts in Yemen:
OBAMA: This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.
Except that now Yemen has been overrun by Iranian backed terrorists vying with Al Queda which recently seized a Yemeni Army base and set free terrorists from a Yemeni prison.

The U.S. suffered a further setback with the humiliating abandonment of our embassy in Yemen with staff and U.S. Marines fleeing to the airport and being forced to destroy their weapons before leaving the country. As a parting gift to the Iranian backed terrorist U.S. embassy personnel left behind a large number of sport utility vehicles. Ramadan came early this year.

On Thursday, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Yemen was 'collapsing before our eyes.' Apparently everyone but Obama knows!

If speeches were a strategy ISIS would be defeated by now and all our problems around the world and at home would be solved. But after more than six years in office Obama still does not understand that words have to matched with action. Obviously that's not a lesson he learned as a child!

UPDATE: Iraqi Sunnis Visit Washington to Ask for Help. Obama Turns Deaf Ear. Bush Steps In to Help.

How many times has Obama said it's up to the Iraqis themselves to wage this fight against ISIS? How many times has he appealed for others to step up and join us in this fight? Well, Iraqi Sunnis came to Washington last month to ask for help. The corrupt Iraqi government in Baghdad, which under Obama has become a puppet of Iran, will not send Sunni leaders any military supplies to fight ISIS. Apparently neither will Obama. The same story has been true of the Kurds in northern Iraq. Top Administration officials refused to meet with them.

The situation was so embarrassing, and STUPID that former President George W. Bush weighed in with a call to Sunni leaders and offered to help with introductions to GOP leaders.

Once again, Obama's strategy of helping those who would take up the fight rings hollow!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If the "Science is Settled" and Man Caused Climate Change is Real, Why Are Scientists Fudging the Temperature Data?

Put another way: why do they have to lie about it if the case is irrefutable?

Have you noticed the global warmers have been ramping up the propaganda lately? This week Obama reiterated that climate change is a bigger threat to the world than terrorism (1,2) After all, that shootup in Paris last month (Obama likened it to a "random shooting") was the same as another holiday weekend in Chicago.

The latest push on global warming is an organized effort. It started with the news release from NASA that 2014 was the hottest year on record. Only later did we learn that these scientists were only 38% sure of their claim. Besides, even if they are correct the margin is only a few hundredths of a degree.

 But forget all that. The legions of loyal alarmists dutifully took to their pens and flooded news pages with more dire warnings about the earth's imminent peril. Never mind that their doom and gloom predictions from the past 30 years have turned out to be entirely false.

The following cartoon makes the point by presenting predictions by real "scientists" that turned out to be false:

Again, forget all that. This time they MEAN IT!

But over the past few years people, including other scientists, have become naturally skeptical of the doomsayers dire predictions and more inclined to take a second look at the underlying "science" being presented.

Earth's average surface temperature. Real or imagined?
Where's the Global Thermometer?

How do scientists come up with an idea of global temperature anyway. There is no giant thermometer. But every year scientists trot out charts with what they say is a global temperature and according to them it's always going up. Or is it?

Any sense of "global temperature" is based on a complex averaging of temperature observations taken under often vastly different conditions all over the world. It's like mixing apples and oranges together and coming up with apple-oj.

Many of the weather stations the government relies on are situated next to heat sources or, over the years, have had significant development around them that would skew the data they produce (1,2) And curiously, some weather stations that are perfectly situated and maintained but show cooling and not warming have been eliminated from the official tally. That process of calculating an average is fraught with possibility for error and corruption.

How Did Colder Temperature Records Suddenly Heat Up

For an example of just how error prone or corrupt this process of creating a temperature index has become consider the comparison between charts showing U.S. temperature index. One chart created in 1999 and another in 2014:
How is it possible that previously recorded high temps are suddenly cooler? Someone is fudging the numbers. And oddly enough, whenever there is a manipulation of these numbers the outcome always shows it getting warmer, not cooler. Suspicious?

The same is true for the global temperature index. There's a LOT of funny business going on.

In Australia, the raw observed temperature data gets altered to suggest warming, not cooling:

Ditto for New Zealand. And it's not just the folks down under who are fudging the numbers. Paul Homewood has been going weather station by weather station looking at the initial reported temperature readings and comparing them to the data from those stations currently contributing to the global temperature index. What he found will amaze you. In one station after another the temperature record has been altered to show warming when in fact many actually show cooling.

Satellite Data Shows No Change in Temperature For 18 Years

Let's face it. The so-called global temperature as currently determined by flawed weather stations and corrupt data manipulation is worthless. Any attempt to say that 2014 is the warmest year on record based on THAT record is laughable.

A better index of temperature is the satellite data. Starting in 1979 the satellite record does show a slight uptick in warming but one which plateaued nearly 20 years ago despite the fact that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) continued to climb.

Considering how the entire theory of manmade climate change rests on the assumption that an increase in CO2 will cause a corresponding increase in temperature, the satellite data would seem to disprove the theory. But apparently that won't stop those who choose to "believe" in the theory and obviously they are willing to do anything to support their beliefs. Even if they have to lie and fake it!

In a Blizzard of the Left's Lies Why Harp on NBC Anchor Brian Williams? Lying is What They DO!

Will anyone ever hold Obama or Hillary Clinton accountable?

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams is in big trouble for telling a story that the chopper he was riding in in Iraq years ago came under fire from a rocket propelled grenade when in fact it was a chopper an hour ahead of him. The issue raised new questions about other Williams story of saving a puppy and what he saw in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But what's the big deal? These people lie ALL THE TIME.

Remember all the phony rape allegations (1,2) or the "hands up don't shoot" lie from Ferguson Missouri? Lying is standard practice to advance a left wing agenda.

But as Hillary Clinton famously said when questioned why she and other top Obama officials, including Obama himself, lied about a video being to blame for the Benghazi attack that killed our Ambassador and three other Americans "what difference...does it make?" The left knows that for the most part they can get away with it. And Hillary Clinton knows that better than anyone else.

Hillary had her own "under fire" moment when she claimed to have a narrow escape from Bosnian snipers in 1996. She made this claim while running for President in 2008 despite clear video evidence to the contrary. Even left leaning fact checker Politifact had to rate that one as a "pants on fire" lie. Yet Hillary Clinton continues to be regarded as the Democrat's front runner for the 2016 nomination.

Now, you can bet that if a GOP presidential hopeful brings up Hillary's loose acquaintance with the truth the media will denounce it as a partisan attack and claim that the story is "old news." This is the same media that gleefully reports gossip and rumors surrounding the activities of GOP candidates IN HIGH SCHOOL 40 years ago.

Of course it isn't just Hillary. Obama has said so many whoppers that few expect anything better from him.

I suspect that Brian Williams may weather the storm at NBC. But don't think for one second the same forgiving attitude will be applied to ANY Republican!

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