Friday, August 30, 2013

Oh the Delicious Irony as Obama' s Cowboy Threats on Syria Implode

The whole thing would be funny if there weren't 100,000 dead Syrians!

I wonder if Obama regrets banishing the bust of British wartime leader Winston Churchill from the White House. Apparently he needs a reminder on what real world leadership is like. The British, offended by so many Obama insults said no to Obama's request to join in attacking Syria for their use of chemical weapons. But then, Obama has offended so many U.S. allies over the years we shouldn't be surprised. 

Obama didn't find any friends at the United Nations when he went to the Security Council for a resolution condemning Syria. The Security Council utterly rejected his draft resolution. This after Obama sucked up to the Russians and tossed our allies in Poland and the Czech Republic under the bus. This leaves Obama with the support of France!

What irony! Remember during the Bush presidency how Obama and the Democrats called Bush a cowboy. They were going to change all that with smart diplomacy. Well, so much for their "reset" with Russia. The Russians laughed at that gaffe and are still laughing.

Obama and the Dems claimed President Bush acted unilaterally. But readers may recall that  Bush went to war in Iraq after Congress  authorized the action by an overwhelming vote in both houses. Bush also formed a "coalition of the willing" comprising 49 nations, 37 of which sent troops to Iraq. Obama is left with a coalition of one!

Finally, remember how the Dems charged Bush for "rushing to war?" Now we have the spectacle of John Kerry, who trumpeted that charge against Bush in the 2004 presidential election demanding military action against Syria even before the UN Inspectors report is finished. Cheering from the sidelines is "war hawk" former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, another strong critic of Bush. Pelosi even went so far as House Speaker to travel to Syria and met with President Assad while criticizing Bush Administration efforts to contain Syria. Imagine the hell that would break lose if Speaker Boehner tried something similar.

And where's Code Pink? They branded every member of the Bush Administration a war criminal. Will see public displays of their displeasure directed at Sec. State Kerry as they did towards Condi Rice?

There is a strong case to be made for action against Syria. Sadly, it comes a year too late. Once Obama's red line was crossed last year the Syrians saw American passivity as a green light for an attack that was far worse. Obama walked all over his own red line declaration and it may be too late to restore American credibility and leadership when it's needed most.

Obama's failure to lead when things get tough is proving deadly for people around the globe. And now, not only is he rushing to war, but he is being shamed into it by his own incompetence and for his own ego!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fast Food Protests Spread as Burger Flippers Revolt

I've asked a guest blogger who feels passionately on this issue to comment!

Guest Blogger Pelican Stater saw this report:
They want a raise with those fries.

New York fast-food employees joined thousands of colleagues from across the country in a Thursday strike aimed at boosting their salaries to $15 an hour — more than double the current minimum rate.

“I’m not going to stay quiet,” said Shaniqua Davis, 20, a Bronx resident and McDonald’s worker. “I’m going to continue to fight. ... I’ve got a daughter to take care of. I struggle to make ends meet.”

Paying the bills is tough for employees who typically earn the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The nationwide walkout, set for 50 cities, is targeting chains like McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Wendy’s.
Pelican Stater: I was at first struck by the comment and attitude of Ms. Davis. Then after a bit of pondering I was less so. It is a matter of perspective and expectations. When I had my first job in 1974 at the age of 15 I earned $2.00 an hour and was quite content to do so and felt fortunate to be working. Back then there was no grand sense of entitlement that exists currently. If, as I believe is the case with other younger folks her attitude is shared we have some very rough seas ahead as a nation. I also must wonder what she receives in food stamps and other assistance from the public dole. I didn't force her to have a child. I am not forcing her to work at McDonald's. PATHETIC !

Mike's America notes: I started working at minimum wage paying $1.60 an hour. For that, I took care of the elderly in the local hospital and cleaned bedpans. But then, I didn't have a baby out of wedlock in my teens! Regarding Shaniqua's complaint about "making ends meet" I wonder how many thousands she already gets in federal benefits (food stamps, WIC, ObamaPhone, Earned Income Tax Credit)?

UPDATE: Detroit McDonalds forced to close. A bankrupt city where vacant lots are often more numerous than homes and where unemployment is more than twice the national average.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Did Obama's Weak, Naive and Confused Foreign Policy Invite Syrian Chemical Weapons Mass Murder?

When Obama drew a red line he should have backed it up the first time!

It was exactly a year ago that Obama declared a "red line" for action if the Syrian government or rebels used chemical weapons in Syria. This came after reports that Syrian government used chemical weapons against it's own people earlier in 2012. Obama repeated his "red line" declaration in December 2012:
Obama: I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad and those under his command: The world is watching. The use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. And if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there where be consequences, and you will be held accountable.
The only action taken was to appoint a team of UN inspectors which only arrived in Syria a few days ago. 72 hours later this happened:

Bodies of dead children killed in gas attack on Damascus suburb of Ain Tarma Wednesday.
More at Daily Mail.
Mass Murder: The Consequence of Doing Nothing
In his history of World War II former British Prime Minister wrote about the folly of ignoring difficult problems when they were relatively easier to solve. The consequences were horrific. We see those consequences now in Syria.
Obama's "red line" a year ago was nothing more than empty words followed by a promise to investigate which never happened. Obviously the Syrians knew they had nothing to fear from Obama. Granted, it would take strong leadership and a clear headed policy to do something, even in a conflict where there are few good options. But there were better options earlier on in the Syrian conflict and they were lost because Obama dithered.
The lesson here for world peace is ominous. If states like Syria, Iran, North Korea, China, Russia and despots in other hot spots see no consequence for their actions what will constrain them? Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. At what point does the Nobel Committee request he return it? If the U.S. won't lead when decisions are difficult, what price will we pay later on? Ask the survivors in Ain Tarma!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

No Justice for Dead Americans in Benghazi

Four scapegoats at Department of State reinstated and still no answers why the Administration failed to act in or prevent Benghazi attack!

After months of paid leave, which amounts to a taxpayer funded vacation, four of the mid level State Department officials cited in the Accountability Review Board report on Benghazi were reinstated by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Thus far, no one has been fired for ignoring repeated warnings from Ambassador Chris Stevens that security was not adequate. And so many unanswered questions about what happened and why remain unanswered. Where are the survivors of the attack? Why have they not come forward to tell what happened that night? What was Obama doing the night the attack occurred?  Answers to those questions and many more remain elusive.

Four dead Americans in Benghazi a "phony scandal?"
This latest move by the Obama Administration to simply ignore the scandal prompted this response from Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee charged with investigating the matter:
“Obama administration officials repeatedly promised the families of victims and the American people that officials responsible for security failures would be held accountable,” Mr. Issa said in a statement. “Instead of accountability, the State Department offered a charade."
The only State Department official punished for his role in the affair was Deputy Ambassador to Libya Gregory Hicks who was demoted for talking to Congressional investigators.

Meanwhile Hillary Clinton, who never spoke to the Accountaiblity Review Board, laughs off any question that there was wrongdoing on her part.

Hillary at Benghazi hearings. "What difference

And Democrats insist any questioning of their actions or motives in the affair is nothing but politics. They should know as politics have been motivating their reaction from the night of September 11, 2012 shortly after Obama declared that "Al Queda is on the run."

Murdered for Being White? Two Black Teens Kill White Australian in Oklahoma Shooting

A victim of racist hysteria over the shooting of Travyon Martin?

Will we see Chris Lane's picture on T-shirts and posters of
those protesting this crime? Sadly, no marches for Lane.

Q: How many times did race profiteers scream it was "open season for killing blacks" after the verdict was announced in the George Zimmerman trial?
A: millions.
Did that racist hysteria lead to the death of 22 year old Chris Lane,  from Australia, who was shot in the back by the two teens below while out jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma?

Murdering teen thugs who shot Lane.

And what of the race profiteers who did so much to whip up the current state of racial agitation? Well, at least Jesse "Shakedown" Jackson made a statement. But his choice of wording in which he said "This senseless violence is frowned upon," left many wondering why he bothered to comment at all. "Frowned upon?" Seriously?

There was also a white conspirator charged for driving the car that the shooters used. All three were part of a gang/gun culture in which violence is glorified and human life left with little meaning. Below is a posting one of the shooters left on social media posing with a rifle. Other postings on  include pictures of other guns a boast about the killing on Facebook. When the teens were caught by police they said they did it because they were "bored."

The usual suspects will want to deflect any racial angle in this story and point instead to the availability of guns. In so doing they will also seek to ignore the cultural disease which makes it seem not only acceptable but fun to murder another human being. Where's the law to outlaw that problem?

Former Black Democrat Urges Fellow Blacks to Break the Chains of Liberal Slavery

To be finally free at last blacks must recognize that their worst enemy isn't Republicans but liberal policies that have destroyed black America!

If you haven't heard the words of Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, take a moment and listen. It's one of the most compelling, eloquent and refreshing takes on the politics of blacks in America you will find anywhere. Sen. Guillory recently switched from being a lifelong Democrat to a Republican and he doesn't hold back when making the case for all black conservatives to join the GOP:
Guillory: "Our communities are just as poor as they have always been. Our schools continue to fail children. Our prisons are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers."

"Was it God’s plan that we would merely trade one plantation for another?”

“Liberalism has nearly destroyed black America. And now it’s time for black America to return the favor.”
Like other black conservatives Sen. Guillory understands he will be attacked with some of the most vile, racist language. All of it coming from so-called enlightened liberal Democrats. Elected Democrats who depend on a compliant black vote, all those race profiteers exploiting racial grievance; they all have something to lose if Guillory's message gets out. Of course many blacks condemned to poverty and relative illiteracy by failed government schools may be beyond hope for the present but we have to start somewhere.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

3 Months After IRS Scandal Broke and We STILL Don't Have Answers

Not only that, but it appears the IRS is STILL holding up approval of Tea Party groups!
I’ve reviewed the Treasury Department watchdog’s report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives. --Obama, May 13, 2013
In that same statement Obama promised to 1. "hold the responsible parties accountable," 2. "we’re going to put in place new safeguards to make sure this kind of behavior cannot happen again" and 3. "we will work with Congress as it performs its oversight role. And our administration has to make sure that we are working hand in hand with Congress to get this thing fixed."

As with all Obama's speeches, it sounds good but there's no action behind it.

Is this what Obama calls cooperation with Congressional
oversight? IRS sends blacked out documents.
In the three months since Obama said those words we still don't know who it was at the IRS who gave the orders to persecute Tea Party groups (contrary to liberal propaganda, left leaning groups were NOT singled out. 292 conservative groups were held in limbo. Requests for documents by a congressional committee charged with oversight (see Obama's 3rd point above)have been met by the IRS with submissions of blacked out pages.

And what about the Administration's own investigation? According to Jay Sekulow, the attorney representing many of the Tea Party groups kept in limbo by the IRS, the FBI has still not contacted a single one of these groups. It's like a robbery took place the police can't even be bothered to interview the victim! The Administration is also slow walking court procedures to force action on behalf of Tea Party groups. They are now requesting a two month delay in answering questions related to the case and leave the door open for more delays after that.

Worse still are reports that the IRS is STILL engaged in blocking determinations of Tea Party requests for the tax exempt status they need to operate. (1,2)

Obama calls this a "phony scandal." But what's really phony here is any claim by him to get to the bottom of this mess!

Advances in Natural Gas Recovery Promise New Golden Age

So why is the left so adamant to stop it?

Over a month ago I shared with readers information on the documentary "Fracknation," an excellent, and entertaining report on natural gas fracking. The documentary is still playing on HDNet movies (check schedule).

If you prefer a text based report of similar quality, James Panero's column in City Journal is a must read.
In 2000, shale produced only 2 percent of our domestic gas supply. According to the federal government’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, 50 percent now comes from shale and other unconventional sources, a share expected to rise to 80 percent by 2035. Pennsylvania may sit on the second-largest natural-gas field in the world; significant deposits also lie beneath Arkansas, Louisiana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. In 2012, the International Energy Agency predicted that the United States would surpass Russia to become the world’s largest natural-gas producer by 2015. A 2011 study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) estimates that America’s supply of gas will last more than 90 years.
Trillions in new investments, jobs and economic activity are the eggs laid by this golden goose which also promises cheaper energy for American families with the potential to help end our dependence on Middle East oil. Natural gas is also much friendlier to the environment than coal or oil. It's use releases fewer pollutants into the atmosphere.

So, why are the environmentalists, led by the Hollywood left and many Democrats so against it? That's the unanswered question in Panero's report. And since the environmental movement has shown, as we saw in Fracknation, the willingness to lie and present false evidence to scare people into thinking gas fracking is harmful, we can expect the standoff to continue to the detriment of everyday Americans who would benefit most from this energy and economic miracle!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Q: What's the Difference Between a Rodeo Clown and Elected Democrats?

A: The rodeo clown is held to a higher standard!

Talk about a phony scandal!

So, a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair dressed up in an Obama mask and the announcer makes some silly joke that Obama better watch out or the bull is going to get him. [video]

From the reaction in some quarters you would think that the IRS had targeted groups based on politics or Islamists had killed our Ambassador in Libya.

The Missouri NAACP, rather than focus on black unemployment or the violence that is crippling black communities, is demanding an investigation by the Department of Justice and the Secret Service. Since the DOJ hasn't investigated the IRS or Benghazi they should have plenty of time.

The clown pictured above has been banned for life from appearing at rodeos at the Missouri State Fair but while San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) accused of groping multiple women may have been banned from the local Hooters restaurant, he still has his day job.

And let's not forget the Democrats who constantly trashed President George W. Bush in ways that were personal and offensive. Top of that list is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) who famously called President Bush a "loser" and "a liar."

Reid still has his job as do all the other elected Democrats who followed suit.

If the Missouri rodeo clown wants to rehabilitate his reputation he should announce he's running for office as a Democrat. Those demanding he be punished would immediately drop their complaints. And the rodeo clown would fit right in with the rest of the clowns in the Democrat Party!
A rodeo clown would fit right in with today's Democrat Party!

Egypt's Version of Nazi Kristalnacht as Muslim Brotherhood Torches Christian Churches

And Obama complains about the use of military force directed at extremists but hardly a word about the violence of extremists!

Christian church in Suez, Egypt burns.

17 Coptic Christian churches burned along with attacks on Christian owned businesses and individuals across Egypt over the past few days but the headline in most of the so-called "news" media is the deadly crackdown by government forces on the Muslim Brotherhood extremists (I thought these were supposed to be progressives) perpetrating the violence.

And in the statement released by the White House the Obama Administration once again shows favoritism to the violent mobs by deploring the actions of government forces to contain the murdering hordes of Islamists but nothing more than the typical boilerplate line about encouraging peaceful demonstrations.

It enough to make you wonder whose side Obama is on!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

3 Contrasting Images of the Obama Era

He plays and lives large while the people he claims to care most about suffer!

First, Obama's dog Bo, caught his own aircraft, a MV-22 Osprey for the trip to Obama's vacation home on Martha's Vineyard. No word why the dog couldn't fly on Air Force one but instead used a separate military aircraft which costs $10,000 an hour to fly.

First Dog Bo takes a separate plane along with Obama's basketballs for flight to Martha's Vineyard.
Next, we see Obama on the golf course. Nothing unusual about this since he golfs every moment he can. But still, contrast his expression with the folks that follow in the final image.

Obama enjoying his golf game on Martha's Vineyard.
It's just great Obama and his dog can enjoy life. What a shame that the rest of the country is still gripped in the economic doldrums which are largely a consequence of Obama's job killing policies.

Desperate job seekers aren't having as much fun waiting in line
at a job's fair as Obama is on the golf course!
Obama repeatedly claims that improving the lives of the poor and the Middle Class are his top priority. Yet while Obama plays and his rich friends get richer, the rest of America suffers!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hint to Obama: Attacking GOP Won't Save ObamaCare

He didn't listen to them when the law was passed and he's not listening now as the train wreck looms!
"The really interesting question is why it is that my friends in the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their holy grail, their number-one priority. The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don’t have health care."
Obama, press conference August 9, 2013
This sounds like campaign rhetoric. Not the kind of language you expect from a President who is charged with leading Washington to come up with solutions to the mess that is ObamaCare.

Where is Sam Donaldson when you need him?

About 30 years ago I met ABC News White House reporter Sam Donaldson at an event with President Reagan in Columbus, Ohio. Sam was kicking back in the rear waiting for his chance to shout questions at President Reagan. That was a trademark of his. If Reagan was dodging the press Sam would simply yell over the crowd. There's no Sam Donaldson around these days to yell questions at Obama. His press conference, if you can call it that, last Friday was highly scripted with only a handful of questions from selected reporters who basically teed up a subject on which Obama could then deliver a speech. No reporters jostling to get an answer.

If Sam were there he might have shouted: "Do you really think it's wise to attack the GOP when you need their help to save ObamaCare from disaster?" Or, "Do you expect Republicans to work with you when all you do is attack them politically?" Or "why do you blame Republicans for this mess when it was you and your party that cut them out of the original legislative effort?" How about "the 2012 campaign is over and you won. When are you going to stop the partisan mudslinging?" I'm sure if readers put on their own Sam Donaldson hat they might come up with their own questions.

John Steele Gordon, writing at Commentary Magazine, reminds us that not only did Obama and the Democrats cut Republicans out of the legislative mess that led to ObamaCare, they rushed the bill through a straight up or down vote in the House of Representatives which prevented the kind of legislative conference that might have fixed many of the current headaches. Ironic that now Democrat leaders like Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (IL) are begging for the GOP to help fix the mess Dems made. Here's an excerpt from Gordon's column:
There were only two choices: have the House—where the majority has total control—pass the Senate bill with all its sloppiness, or cut the Republicans in on the deal sufficiently to pick up a couple of Senate Republicans. This being Obama’s Washington, of course, they opted to pass a crudely drafted, legislative horror show into law.
Now these political chickens are coming home to roost. Some provisions have had to be dropped because they were manifestly unworkable and others have been suspended by executive fiat. The language was so sloppy and ill-considered that one provision actually cut Congress members and their staffs off from their very cushy health-care subsidies. Obama waved his hand and said that a provision of the law that clearly says X actually says Y, and subsidies will continue to flow to Capitol Hill, if not to anyone else making $175,000 a year. 
None of this, of course, is Obama’s fault. It’s the fault of the Republicans who were told, almost in so many words, to drop dead while the legislation was being drafted.
Referring to the "Holy Grail" attack on the GOP Gordon goes on to remark:
 It is pure, unadulterated, unadorned, bald-faced political slander by the president of the United States against the party that controls one house of Congress. It is also political stupidity of a very high order.

Barack Obama is, by far, the most viciously partisan president in American history. Other presidents have been partisan, often deeply so, but were careful to take the high road so as to keep open lines of communication with the other party, without which governance cannot be successful in a democracy. Not Barack Obama.  His incompetence in everything political except winning elections is now costing him (and, inevitably, us) big time.

History will not treat this man kindly.
Short term political gain seems to be the only game Obama is capable of playing. It's not a winning strategy for American but maybe that doesn't matter. Obama is  a devotee of radical leftist Saul Alinsky who taught that it is more important to destroy the current system than improve it!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Obama in Denial on Terrorism

Expect deadly consequences from a policy where weakness, delusion and incompetence collide!

Obama: al Queda STILL on the run?

With the unprecedented closure of American embassies throughout the Arab world you might think that Obama would back off his campaign slogan that al Queda is on the run. But not really. On August 5th White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeatedly said that there is "no question" al Queda is on the run but modifies the statement by adding that he refers to "core" al Queda in Afghanistan/Pakistan (thank George W. Bush for most of that).

Not content to wait until the laughter died down, Obama himself got into the act later in the week with a press conference in which he repeated that "core al Qaeda has been decimated, that its leaders are on the run. "

The thought that "core" al Queda is decimated as Obama claims is shown to be false when we  learned that it was Ayman al Zawahiri, #2 to Osama bin Laden and current director of "core al Queda", presiding over an online conference of 20 top al Queda terrorist leaders spread around the world. Here's an excerpt for the report by Eli Lake:
Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned that the discussion between the two al Qaeda leaders happened in a conference call that included the leaders or representatives of the top leadership of al Qaeda and its affiliates calling in from different locations, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence. All told, said one U.S. intelligence official, more than 20 al Qaeda operatives were on the call.  
... Al Qaeda members included representatives or leaders from Nigeria’s Boko Haram, the Pakistani Taliban, al Qaeda in Iraq, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and more obscure al Qaeda affiliates such as the Uzbekistan branch. Also on the call were representatives of aspiring al Qaeda affiliates such as al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula, according to a U.S. intelligence official.
The other top dog on that call with Zawahiri was Nasser al-Wuhayshi, bin Laden's former personal secretary. Wuhayshi founded al Queda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) along with 20 other terrorists who managed to escape from a Yemeni prison in 2006.

To say that "core" al Queda has been "decimated" and is "on the run" when it's leaders are directing operations all over the world is a false statement!

Al  Queda Prison Breaks  Swell Terrorist Ranks

The prison break in Yemen in 2006 which led to the establishment of AQAP, one of today's most active and dangerous al Queda branches, is a tactic which al Queda appears to be using more and more. In recent weeks al Queda has conducted seven prison breaks resulting in hundreds of experienced, hardened terrorists freed in Pakistan (where Obama claims he has decimated al Queda) to Iraq (where Obama has abandoned the country to it's fate) as well as Libya.

In a panel discussion on the topic of Obama's latest claim, Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes describes Obama's strategy as a "disconnect the dots" approach. Hayes goes on to recount direct "core al Queda" connections to a host of recent events including the attack on our compound in Benghazi last year.

With former U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice now installed as Obama's National Security Adviser it's only a matter of time before the surging terrorist threat is blamed on a You Tube video and any questions about what was or was not done to contain the situation will be deemed a "phony scandal." All in all, weakness, delusion and incompetence  (not to mention a huge dose of political corruption) are combining in ways that will likely have deadly consequences. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Friday, August 09, 2013

School Bus Beating Unmasks Trayvons in Training

Where is Al Sharpton as these teen thugs beat a 13 year old boy?

Did you see the video of the three 15 year old black thugs beating a 13 year old white boy on the school bus? See below if you haven't.

My first thought is to wonder what kind of future these thugs will have if they are already immersed in drug sales and violence. It's the same environment that created Trayvon Martin and perhaps led him to double back and confront George Zimmerman. Will the culture of violence and drug crime which created these monsters lead to a similar fate as Trayvon?

Race profiteers Sharpton and Jackson are silent on this issue. But if the situation were reversed with three white assailants we know the usual suspects would already be screaming about justice.

One more thought.... Obama said that Trayvon Martin could have been him. Will we hear from him now? Will he tell us that he identifies with the 13 year old or the thugs who beat him?

Monday, August 05, 2013

How Long Before Obama Blames This Egyptian Anti-Obama You Tube Video for Latest Terrorist Threat?

Why not? Obama got away with blaming a You Tube video for the Benghazi attack!

Here's what we know. The terrorists who attacked our diplomatic compound last September and murdered four Americans are hiding in plain sight; even giving media interviews (see below). The Obama Administration blamed the attacks on a You Tube video which no one ever say and promptly threw the maker in jail where he remains to this day. All this was done despite no evidence to suggest that the video had anything to do with the attack which was long planned.

So now, with nearly all American embassies shut down across the Arab world for a full week I wonder how long it will be before the Obama Administration finds a new scapegoat? I'm thinking the following would be a good target.

Fire Andrea Mitchell:Sama Al Masry Elmasry is an Egyptian protester who released a suddenly viral anti-Obama belly-dance video called ‘you Obama, your father,mother.’ The belly-dance video by Sama Al Masry Elmasry is in Arabic but has English subtitles. Al-Masry has even set up a Facebook fan page for her new video.
Quite a catchy tune don't you think? Facebook users may wish to "like" her page by clicking here.

"Obama, your father, mother!" A real insult in Arabic.
As this video goes viral on the Internet I'm reminded of the Obama Girl video from 2008. Even Obama girl no longer supports her one time hero.
So much for the guy who was going to make the world love us again!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Why is Obama Trying so Hard to Cover up a "Phony" Scandal in Benghazi

And if CNN can find the terrorists who attacked our compound why can't Obama?

Obama is continuing to refer to questions about the attack on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi last September as a "phony scandal." If so, then why is he so busy trying to hide CIA personnel from telling Congress what they know? There were dozens of CIA operatives on the ground that night in Benghazi and now we learn that they may be forced to take polygraph tests and sign non disclosure statements to keep them quiet. A congressman on one of the investigating panels says that witnesses are even being hidden from investigators by assigning them fake names.

Something to hide? IRS gives blacked out documents
to congressional panel.
Stonewalling investigations is nothing new for the Obama crowd. The IRS, which pledged to get out the facts on why Tea Party groups were targeted responded to congressional requests for documents by submitting thousands of pages of blacked out documents. Something to hide? You betcha!

Thus far, the FBI still hasn't interviewed any of the Tea Party groups that were targeted. Ditto for the Benghazi terrorists!

Terrorists Hide in Plain Sight

Obama stood before the coffins of the four dead Americans and promised "We will bring to justice those who took them from us. " So far, all he's done is throw in jail the maker of the You Tube video he farcically blamed for the attack. The terrorists are hiding in plain sight. They have given media interviews, including another one this week to CNN. Yet the Obama Administration has done nothing to bring any of these killers to justice.

 What's PHONY in all this is any attempt to suggest the Obama Administration is serious about bringing to justice the Benghazi terrorists. The consequence of such obvious weakness is to invite further attacks!

Is Obama Stupid or Does He Purposely Seek to Mislead Americans on Keystone Pipeline, Etc?

It's got to be one or the other!

Republicans point to Obama's opposition to the Keystone Pipeline as another example of his war on jobs but particularly his war on energy jobs. He opposes or tries to strangle with regulation or delays every energy project that is not supported by his green crony campaign contributors. Obama prefers to create so called "green jobs" yet at least 36 of the firms he has hand picked for federal funds have gone bankrupt and left workers unemployed.

LD Jackson at Political Realities points out that Obama's opposition to Keystone is also based on an active disinformation campaign. Obama laughs off the pipeline as a jobs creator by insisting that it would only create 50 full time jobs. But even his own State Department report on the economic opportunity the pipeline presents says that the total number of jobs added by Keystone in all areas is greater than 40,000. Obama is blocking those 40,000 jobs!

Of course this isn't the first time the Obama White House has played fast and loose with the truth. Jay Carney, Obama's spokesman used a handpicked column by a friendly journalist to suggest that Obama's massive spending binge wasn't so big after all. Those of us who were paying attention laughed ourselves silly. That includes the Washington Post Fact Checker which awarded the claim 3 out of four "Pinocchios" one short of liar, liar, pants on fire!

But Obama knows that on the whole his assertions, as ludicrous as they are, will not be challenged in the same way a statement by President Bush might have been. Either the reporters just don't care or are too lazy to do their job!

Arctic Sees Coldest July and Shortest Summer on Record

Psst! Don't tell the global warming fanatics. They'll think we're entering a new ice age and demand a global tax for that too!

Oh those poor global warming fanatics. Despite their best efforts to fake data and rig the game to prove their point Mother Nature just doesn't want to play along. The news that July 2013 was the coldest on record in the Arctic must come as a real disappointment to the sky is falling crowd. “Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that,” according to Steven Goddard at Real Science. 

Record low temperatures for July have also been recorded in the United States. In Germany, temperatures in June were "normal" but were well below what the flawed models for climate change predicted would be the case.

Not surprisingly, Arctic sea ice has made a record rebound from the summer low usually seen this time of year. Only five years ago the global warming "scientists" were telling us the Arctic might be ice free.   So much for all the phony scare stories about drowning polar bears. What's next? A carbon tax to alleviate freezing polar bears?

How Many More Years Will Warming Scammers Keep It Up?

Every few years the "scientists" working for the United Nations put out a new projection. Here's a chart comparing their predictions with the actual temperature record:

Temperatures are relatively stable despite the fact that CO2 levels continue to rise. ALL the models predicting doom and gloom if we don't stop carbon emissions ARE WRONG!

I could write page after page showing how the global warming scam has failed but fortunately, Climate Depot has done it for me with their report "A-Z Climate Reality Check."

As many have already guessed the real driving force behind climate change hysteria isn't concern for the planet but MONEY. One UN scientist actually admitted it:

The goal of global warming fanatics isn't to save the planet but line their own pockets and engage in a global socialist money grab. Power, money and greed!

Who is on the Run Now? Al Queda or Obama?

Administration closes 21 diplomatic facilities in Arab world with renewed threat of Al Queda attack!

Readers may recall that only last year Obama was going around the country campaigning with the slogan that "Al Queda was on the run." Considering how four Americans were killed in Benghazi last September and flags from our embassies were ripped down in locations across the region it was more appropriate to suggest that Al Queda was on the run straight for us!

Now, with an unprecedented plan to close 21 U.S. embassies and diplomatic facilities this weekend it's pretty clear that Al Queda is getting even stronger.

Who is on the run now? 
Of course it wasn't supposed to be this way was it? Obama promised that his election in 2008 would restore America's image around the world. Even now, he still claims that as an accomplishment despite clear evidence to the contrary:

“One of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world."  -- Barack Obama, February 2012

Now, with international polls showing opinion of Obama in steep decline and support for America in the Middle East higher during the Bush years the Obama chickens are coming home to roost.

Finally, with the Obama Administration refusing to accept accountability for mistakes, even calling questions over the Benghazi attack a "phony scandal" we know they haven't learned their lesson and we can expect more and perhaps worse debacles to come. America, don't say we didn't warn you because so many of us tried to do just that before last November's election. Now we're stuck!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Editorial Headline Greets Obama in TN Visit: “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President"

At least one editorial writer gets it. And he was fired for saying it!

From the Chattanooga Free Press appearing on the day Obama visited Tennessee to tout yet another tax and spend "jobs plan":
President Obama,

Welcome to Chattanooga, one of hundreds of cities throughout this great nation struggling to succeed in spite of your foolish policies that limit job creation, stifle economic growth and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Forgive us if you are not greeted with the same level of Southern hospitality that our area usually bestows on its distinguished guests. You see, we understand you are in town to share your umpteenth different job creation plan during your time in office. If it works as well as your other job creation programs, then thanks, but no thanks. We’d prefer you keep it to yourself.

That’s because your jobs creation plans so far have included a ridiculous government spending spree and punitive tax increase on job creators that were passed, as well as a minimum wage increase that, thankfully, was not. Economists — and regular folks with a basic understanding of math — understand that these are three of the most damaging policies imaginable when a country is mired in unemployment and starving for job growth.
The writer goes on to cite a local initiative one of Obama's earlier jobs plan boondoggles in the stimulus that has failed like so many of the others at great cost. He concludes:
Building a Smart Grid to get into a telecom sector already well-served by private companies was a bad idea from the start. But getting government involved in places it doesn’t belong is a hallmark of your administration. As a result, you and your policymakers were happy to fund the Gig to Nowhere.

You claimed that the Smart Grid would create jobs for Chattanooga. But in reality, all it did was push America deeper in debt and lure a local government agency into making a terrible financial decision that will weigh on Chattanoogans like a millstone for decades to come.

So excuse us, Mr. President, for our lack of enthusiasm for your new jobs program. Here in Chattanooga we’re still reeling from your old one.
Before you go out and subscribe to the Free Press you should know that the writer who put the original headline on the editorial was fired for doing so. This happened when the paper's editor changed the rules for headlines after the fact then applied the rule to the writer when firing him. Sounds a lot like other Obama scandals where rules are changed to suit Obama whenever they are needed.

While I don't advise subscribing to the Free Press you might want to demonstrate your support and follow the former editorial writer Drew Johnson on Twitter.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Al "Shakedown" Sharpton Gets Face to Face Meeting with Obama, Holder at White House

A sure sign that recent racial unrest will continue!

Now that the ginned up phony outrage (whites declare open season to kill blacks) over the George Zimmerman trial has died down the race profiteers and their Commander in Chief in the White House have got to come up with a new phony issue to keep the pot boiling and distract the black community from the rampant crime, violence and high unemployment which beset them on a daily basis.

So, along comes Al Sharpton crowing about the huge meeting he had at the White House with Attorney General Eric Holder and Obama. The excuse for the meeting was to protect voting rights for minorities by opposing voter ID laws that seek to fight voter fraud by requiring the same form of ID that every person needs to get on an airplane, cash a check at the bank or enter the White House.

With instant voter registration and lax procedures to verify voter roles, the problem of voter fraud has been growing. True the Vote has a list of incidents and other concerns. For their pains, the Obama Administration sent the IRS to audit the group followed by the FBI, EPA, OSHA, BATF.

You would think that if the problem of voter disenfranchisement due to a requirement for a photo ID was such a big concern that Sharpton, et. al. would be trotting out victims by the dozens. But apparently, it's harder to find someone not able to vote than it is to suggest that it might be happening so off we go again on yet another race profiteering crusade in which the truth be damned!

Fast Food Strikers Would Destroy Employment for Minority Youth

Why is it that liberals never think of the consequences of their actions?

In yet another sign of the chaos being sown by liberals in Obama era, a spreading strike of workers at fast food restaurants where the workers demand a doubling in pay to $15 an hour. Not only would that increase the cost of a hamburger, impacting especially lower income diners, but it would also negatively impact the hiring of younger workers, many from minorities and poor families, for whom such jobs are the first step out of poverty.

Considering that unemployment for black teens is above 40%, if this strike were successful that number would rise even higher. Would businesses really hire an unskilled teen and pay them $15 an hour to start?

But not to worry. Should the strike succeed and black teen unemployment worsen we can always count on the race profiteers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to blame it on white racism not liberal labor activism!

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