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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015!

There is reason for optimism but prepare for the worst!

Sydney Australia is the first major metropolitan center across the International Date Line and so, kicks off the New Year's celebration every year with a HUGE fireworks display in the harbor. The Sydney Morning Herald has a photo wrap up with fantastic images. There's a video of the display here.


I'm looking forward to the adults being back in charge of both houses of the U.S. Congress. Finally, we can take at least a few steps to contain the damage of Obama's reckless presidency. But, warped, naive and rigid ideological perspective will continue to cause problems for the U.S. at home and abroad. To paraphrase Obama's Rev. Wright, the chickens are coming home to roost. I don't see many bright spots as I look around the globe or at home.

Still, with every good wish for the New Year....
HAPPY NEW YEAR
2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

Protests Against Cops Obscure REAL Problems in Black Community

Why is it that protesters and politicians want to talk about anything but the real problem?

While the rest of us were singing Silent Night on Christmas Eve, blacks were killing other blacks in Chicago. Over the holiday weekend 5 were killed and 20 were wounded. Mostly black. There were no protests. No one carried signs that said "black lives matter." None of those killed or wounded were shot by police.

The real problems in the black community go unanswered year after year as the death toll mounts. Beyond the death toll there is withering economic and societal decline. Yet no one wants to talk about that. Democrats have been managing these centers of urban decay for years and no one seems to care about the consequences of their policies.

What are the consequences? Walter E. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University writes:
A good start to meeting that challenge is to recognize that much of the pathology seen in many black communities is entirely new in black history. Let's look at some of that history. In the late 1800s, depending on the city, 70 to 80 percent of black households were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black households were two-parent. As late as 1950, only 18 percent of black households were single-parent. From 1890 to 1940, a slightly higher percentage of black adults had married than white adults. In 1940, black illegitimacy was about 14 percent.

Today it's an entirely different story. Black illegitimacy is 75 percent. Close to 50 percent of marriage-age blacks never marry. Close to 70 percent of black households are female-headed. If one thinks family structure doesn't matter, consider that the poverty rate among black female-headed families is about 47 percent but among married families it has been in the single digits for more than two decades. It's not just poverty. Children raised by single parents are likelier to be physically abused; use drugs; engage in violent, delinquent and criminal behavior; have emotional and behavioral problems; and drop out of school.

What about employment? Every census from 1890 to 1950 showed that black labor force participation rates were higher than those of whites. Today it's a mere fraction. Prior to the mid-'50s, the unemployment rate for black 16- and 17-year-olds was under 10 percent and less than that of whites. Who would argue that this more favorable employment picture was because there was less racial discrimination in the job market in earlier times? Labor laws such as the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 — a federal minimum wage law for construction workers — and the 1938 federal minimum wage law for all workers reduced work opportunities for blacks.

Then there's the high crime rate. Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation's population, they are more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, the black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites. Along with being most of the nation's homicide victims, blacks are most of the victims of violent personal crimes, such as assault and robbery.

Older black people, who were raised in an era when there was far greater discrimination and who faced far fewer opportunities, need to speak out against behavior and excuses that their parents would have never accepted. Otherwise, the race hustlers, poverty pimps and white liberals will continue with the narrative that black problems are a result of racism and racist cops and condemn future generations of blacks to a lifetime of mediocrity.
Ironic isn't it that in many ways blacks were better off in America's supposedly racist past? And you can't argue with Williams. He's black and if you disagree, you are by definition a racist! Hasn't Obama and Holder taught us that?

How many tens of thousands more black lives will be lost in 2015 and the years beyond as the left continues to do all it can to ignore the real problem?

Over 20,000 Cops Mourn NYPD Loss as War on Cops Continues

Obama, Holder, Sharpton and DeBlasio to blame!

The funeral of NYPD's Rafael Ramos on Saturday. More photos at the Daily Mail.
Over 20,000 law enforcement officers from across the nation showed up to honor Ramos. Many turned their backs on Mayor Bill DeBlasio who has blamed problems with the NYPD on racism despite the fact that the department is over 60% non white. Vice President Biden got a better reception when he said the NYPD was "probably the finest police department in the world." Obama, Sharpton and Holder choose not to attend.

Meanwhile the War on Police inspired by Obama, Holder, Sharpton and DeBlasio continues with protests organized by communist groups. Encouraged by the protest a lefty loon in Massachusetts walked into a Framingham police station and tossed raw bacon and sausages saying it was "time to feed the pigs." On the more violent side two police officers in Los Angeles were fired upon as well as two Sheriff Deputies in Pasco County Florida.

13 year old Jaden Ramos, whose father was buried on Saturday, summed up the crisis and his personal loss:


"Everyone says they hate cops but they are the people that they call for help!" Only wrong about one thing Jaden. Not everyone hates cops. And not all of us think they are racists!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

And lefty trolls were snuggled all warm in their beds. With visions of socialism dancing in their heads!

skip a bit brother...

When out on the hill there arose such a clatter. Republicans would return and settle the matter.

No longer would Obama reign without shame. Republicans would control Congress and call him out by name.

All over the land a peace settled in. The adults were back and hope was restored!

The 2014 Christmas tree at the U.S. Capitol. The entire building now safely back in the hands of adults!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Obama: Censorship by Muslims OK. By North Koreans, Not So Much

If SONY had been hacked by Muslims SONY execs would be in jail!

Before taking off for vacation in Hawaii here's what Obama said about the SONY hacking case:
"We cannot have a society in which some dictators someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States because if somebody is able to intimidate us out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing once they see a documentary that they don't like or news reports that they don't like," Obama said. "That's not who we are. That's not what America is about."
Except of course when HE blamed a silly internet video critical of Muslims and said it had caused the attack on our compound in Benghazi killing four Americans including our Ambassador. Then he couldn't move fast enough to appease Muslims. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the video was arrested in the middle of the night and thrown in jail on trumped up charges. Is that "what America is about?"

One has to wonder if the North Koreans learned from that example that if they make demands like the pulling of the SONY film, The Interview, that Obama will cave. After all, Obama drew a red line in the sand over Syria's use of chemical weapons and backed down. He's not exactly known for standing up to dictators. Russia invading Crimea would be another example.

However you want to look at it the rising tide of challenges in foreign policy are mounting each month. Obama's inconsistent and wavering policy invites more trouble down the road!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Debunking the Cops Kill Blacks Lie

Sadly, facts don't matter in the face of ginned up hysteria!

In the run up to the fall election Democrats were only too eager to fan the flames of black anger towards the police. They used racist fliers in key races in an attempt to drive up the black vote. The effort wasn't enough to win those races and now Dems are stuck with angry blacks who believe the lies they have been told.

It's proving difficult to put the genie back in the bottle not that Obama or the Dems are trying very hard. We see the consequences of this racist political meme in the killing of two New York Police officers (both minorities by the way) by a shooter who took direct motivation from the anti-cop protests.

Yet, at the heart of these protests is a lie. Heather MacDonald writing at City Journal traces the meme and it's consequences and puts the "cops kill blacks" lie in perspective to the real epidemic of black deaths that goes unmentioned at all these protests.

The article is worth a read in it's entirety, but I'll condense it here for those with limited time:
HEATHER MAC DONALD
The Big Lie of the Anti-Cop Left Turns Lethal
The real story behind the murder of two NYPD officers
22 December 2014

Since last summer, a lie has overtaken significant parts of the country, resulting in growing mass hysteria. That lie holds that the police pose a mortal threat to black Americans—indeed that the police are the greatest threat facing black Americans today. Several subsidiary untruths buttress that central myth: that the criminal-justice system is biased against blacks; that the black underclass doesn’t exist; and that crime rates are comparable between blacks and whites—leaving disproportionate police action in minority neighborhoods unexplained without reference to racism. The poisonous effect of those lies has now manifested itself in the cold-blooded assassination of two NYPD officers.

The highest reaches of American society promulgated these untruths and participated in the mass hysteria. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown in August (Brown had attacked the officer and tried to grab his gun), President Barack Obama announced that blacks were right to believe that the criminal-justice system was often stacked against them. Obama has travelled around the country since then buttressing that message. Eric Holder escalated a long running theme of his tenure as U.S. Attorney General—that the police routinely engaged in racial profiling and needed federal intervention to police properly.
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The New York Times ratcheted up its already stratospheric level of anti-cop polemics. In an editorial justifying the Ferguson riots, the Timesclaimed that “the killing of young black men by police is a common feature of African-American life and a source of dread for black parents from coast to coast.” Some facts: Police killings of blacks are an extremely rare feature of black life and are a minute fraction of black homicide deaths. The police could end all killings of civilians tomorrow and it would have no effect on the black homicide risk, which comes overwhelmingly from other blacks. In 2013, there were 6,261 black homicide victims in the U.S.—almost all killed by black civilians—resulting in a death risk in inner cities that is ten times higher for blacks than for whites. None of those killings triggered mass protests; they are deemed normal and beneath notice. The police, by contrast, according to published reports, kill roughly 200 blacks a year, most of them armed and dangerous, out of about 40 million police-civilian contacts a year. Blacks are in fact killed by police at a lower rate than their threat to officers would predict. In 2013, blacks made up 42 percent of all cop killers whose race was known, even though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The percentage of black suspects killed by the police nationally is 29 percent lower than the percentage of blacks mortally threatening them.

But among all the posturers, none was so preening as New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. In advance of a trip to Washington for a White House summit on policing, he told the press that a “scourge” of killings by police is “based not just on decades, but centuries of racism.” De Blasio embroidered on that theme several days later, after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an officer for homicide in Garner’s death. (The 350-pound asthmatic Garner had resisted arrest for the crime of selling loose cigarettes; officers brought him to the ground, provoking a fatal heart attack.) “People are saying: ‘Black lives matter,’” de Blasio announced after the grand jury concluded. “It should be self-evident, but our history requires us to say ‘black lives matter.’ It was not years of racism that brought us to this day, or decades of racism, but centuries of racism.” De Blasio added that he worries “every night” about the “dangers [his biracial son Dante] may face” from “officers who are paid to protect him.”

The only good that can come out of this wrenching attack on civilization would be the delegitimation of the lie-based protest movement. Whether that will happen is uncertain. The New York Times has denounced as “inflammatory” the statement from the head of the officer’s union that there is “blood on the hands that starts on the steps of City Hall”—this from a paper that promotes the idea that police officers routinely kill blacks. The elites’ investment in black victimology is probably too great to hope for an injection of truth into the dangerously counterfactual discourse about race, crime, and policing.
But as we have seen on numerous occasions the truth about this situation does not matter. It's the utility of the lie as a political football that allows it to continue. And as Dems fail to understand how they are responsible for ginning up this anger it's doubtful that Obama, Holder, Sharpton, DeBlasio will accept responsibility and do anything to stop the madness they have unleashed. In order to do that they might have to admit they were wrong and they will never do that!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Obama, DeBlasio, Sharpton & Holder Responsible for Execution Murder of Two Cops in New York

While lecturing the police on treatment of blacks they looked the other way as violent protests festered then exploded. How many more will die?

Remember how Obama liked to lecture the Tea Party on rhetoric? After the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) [note, the seat was just won by a Republican] Obama told us "it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds." Of course that call for civility was one sided as Democrats, including Vice President Biden continued to call Tea Partiers "terrorists."

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also used to wag her finger at the Tea Party. She once scolded: "I think we all have to take action and responsibility for our words." Yet when liberal protesters demanded Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin (R) be removed from office "dead or alive" we didn't hear a peep about it. On the contrary, she called the Wisconsin protests "an extraordinary show of democracy in action."

In the wake of Grand Jury decision in Missouri Obama gave several speeches in which he had a few throwaway lines about the need to protest peacefully followed by paragraph after paragraph lecturing the police on the treatment of black people. Since then he's said little about the violence and civil unrest which has gripped major cities.

Did we hear Obama condemn the protesters who chanted "what do we want? DEAD COPS?" Not a word. You can imagine his response if the Tea Party did anything similar?

Meanwhile, the violence simmering just below the surface was allowed to fester and finally explode as a man who was directly inspired by the protests and violent rhetoric first shot his girlfriend in the stomach near Baltimore then got in his car and drove to New York City where he gunned down NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, killed because
Obama and the left let the monster of racist violence loose!
Just to show how widespread this left wing culture of violence and hate has become, some at the scene shouted:
"Fuck the cops." One witness reported “A lot of people were clapping and laughing,” he said. “Some were saying, ‘They deserved it,’ and another was shouting at the cops, ‘Serves them right because you mistreat people!’” he said.
On Twitter people only celebrated the killing and cheered for the shooter. That's civility on the left!

Oh, Al Sharpton did make a statement decrying violence. But once again, that message is buried in the hate he spouts every day. No word from the White House. In a statement from Attorney General Holder he couldn't help get in a dig accusing cops of being distant from the communities they serve.

New York Mayor DeBlasio showed up at the hospital where the dead officers were taken and attempted to show he sympathized with the police. He was shunned by officers at the scene who turned their back to him. Along with Obama and the rest DeBlasio has made it clear he sides with protesters and accuses police of being the bigger problem.

After a short break, Obama, DeBlasio, Sharpton and Holder will go right on placing the blame for unrest on the police with only a few words warning against violence by others. But as the New York Patrolman's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said late Saturday DeBlasio has "blood on his hands." So too for Obama and the rest who stood by and watched this happen!

UPDATE: Video of Obama, Sharpton & Holder Whipping Up Racial Tension

Thanks to a liberal troll for the link to the video. It illustrates what I said, citing original sources, above:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Obama Unhinged: Politico Finds Obama Out for "Revenge" and Seeks to "Punish" Republicans

Does this sound like the kind of talk you would expect from a guy who claims he wants to work with both sides?

Writing at Politico Glenn Thrush notes that Obama will continue to make "the usual let’s-work-together" noises in press conferences and speeches but behind the scenes, Obama's is engaging in a take no prisoners strategy of confrontation and attack. Nothing new you say, but it is. On issues across the board Obama's stand on things like race, immigration and Cuba policy are more divisive and confrontational than in the past. Obama's got nothing to lose and he's hell bent on doubling down on the politics of attack even when the targets are members of his own party.

Deep down, Obama has always been a Chicago thug politician. In 2010 he told an Hispanic audience that political motivation should be to "punish our enemies..reward our friends." Yet the minute some Republican attacks him you'll hear him whine sanctimoniously about the need for civility in debate and can't we all get along. Then of course whoever criticizes him is a racist!

Obama is signaling that despite the massive GOP win in November he intends to continue ramming through policies that he knows the majority of Americans, as they expressed their will at the ballot box, oppose. He doesn't care. His legacy will be as the most divisive President EVER. As a result expect race relations and the partisan divide to worsen. Not that Obama cares!

Obama Change in Cuba Policy Based on Lies and Betrayal

Has Obama ever met a communist regime he didn't like?

What do you suppose Obama's attitude would be towards a right wing dictatorship that brutally repressed it's own people? He would demand sanctions and the full diplomatic and economic isolation of that regime. Remember South Africa before Mandela if you want an example.

But when it comes to Iran he decided negotiation was the way to go. Iran is still speeding towards getting a nuclear weapon which will further destabilize the Middle East. Obama "reset" relations with Russia and Putin responded by invading Ukraine.

Now, it's Cuba's turn. Team Obama says isolating Cuba hasn't worked so they're throwing in the towel and opening the floodgates to U.S. money. Just what the Cuban communist government needs as Venezuela, which previously subsidized them, is also on the ropes after the collapse of oil prices.

Obama left Cuban Democracy advocates in the cold on his decision. An editorial in the Washington Post titled "President Obama’s ‘betrayal’ of Cuban democrats" says it all:
Guillermo FariƱas, the general director of the dissidents’ United Anti-Totalitarian Front, told reporters in Havana that Mr. Obama had promised in a November 2013 meeting with himself and Ms. Soler that any U.S. action on Cuba “would be consulted with civil society and the nonviolent opposition. Obviously this didn’t happen . . . they didn’t take into account Cuban democrats.”

The negative response from the people whom Mr. Obama portrays as the beneficiaries of his initiative is one reason to question his contention that Cuba should be treated like China and Vietnam, two Communist nations with which the United States normalized diplomatic and economic relations decades ago. The United States was not able to join with opposition movements in those countries in demanding democratic reforms as part of a normalization process because, at the time, such movements barely existed in either place. In Cuba’s case, the opportunity was there.
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In Cuba’s case, that means listening to the brave freedom fighters Mr. Obama spurned. Mr. Obama’s prescription was not the only alternative to what he saw as the failed policy of the past half-century. Opposition leaders from throughout the island have agreed on four immediate demands to put before the government: the release of political prisoners; the end of repression against human rights and pro-democracy groups; the ratification of international covenants on human rights; and the recognition of Cuban civil society groups.

Mr. Obama could have linked a step-by-step normalization with Cuba to the regime’s satisfaction of these steps, which stop far short of introducing democracy. Instead he settled for the release of 53 political prisoners — or about half the number that Cuban human rights activists say are held — and a vague promise of greater access to the Internet.
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If U.S. policy is really to be revised and refocused on helping the Cuban people, it would be well to promote the changes that their citizen leaders are seeking — not just the ones sought by their totalitarian rulers.
Bipartisan Opposition to Obama Move

Note that Obama threw Cuban democracy activists under the bus and violate his pledge to work with them in the process. He did the same to the U.S. Congress. Members of both parties were appalled by the decision. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), son of Cuban immigrants and outgoing Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said this deal "stinks."The Senator went on to say ""I think it's wrong. I am deeply disappointed in the president."" Menendez was not consulted which is standard practice and something that Obama again had pledge to do.

Nailing the point about consultations home, in confirmation hearings in November for Tony Blinken who was seeking a top State Department job there was clear promise made to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), also the son of Cuban immigrants:
“Do you anticipate, during the rest of the president’s term, that there will be any unilateral change” to sanctions on Cuba absent democratic reforms, asked Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, whose parents emigrated from Cuba to the U.S.

“Anything that might be done on Cuba will have to be consistent with the law,” Blinken replied. He added, “Anything that in the future might be done on Cuba would be done in full consultation” with Congress.
The day after the Senate voted to confirm Blinken Obama made his announcement. Since this plan was in the works for months it can only be concluded that the Obama Administration lied to Congress. It's not the first time.

Once again, Obama takes unilateral action that only caused more division, even in his own party. It won't help the Cuban people gain their freedom any more than his "reset" of relations with Russia did any good or engagement with Iran. Obama doubles down on stupid and we will regret it!

Washington Post Editorial: Obama's Immigration Move "Unprecendented"

Funny how the news of Obama's unconstitutional unilateral action got buried by other news like Ferguson and Garner. You might almost suspect it was planned!

Neat trick the Obamatons have of burying any unfortunate, embarrassing or politically damaging news stories by putting on an even bigger circus to attract media attention. And of course the media falls for it.

But as the din of the latest outrages subside, I thought we might want to review this editorial from the Washington Post on December 3rd. It's titled "President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration has no precedent." Here's an excerpt:
[I]t is increasingly clear that the sweeping magnitude of Mr. Obama’s order is unprecedented.
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This is not a game of gotcha; facts matter — even in Washington — and so do the numbers. Under close scrutiny it is plain that the White House’s numbers are indefensible. It is similarly plain that the scale of Mr. Obama’s move goes far beyond anything his predecessors attempted.
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Republicans’ failure to address immigration also does not justify Mr. Obama’s massive unilateral act. Unlike Mr. Bush in 1990, whose much more modest order was in step with legislation recently and subsequently enacted by Congress, Mr. Obama’s move flies in the face of congressional intent — no matter how indefensible that intent looks.

Keep in mind this is the Washington Post, heart and soul of the Washington establishment. It's not Fox New or Rush Limbaugh.

Meanwhile, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has written a decision which finds Obama's action unconstitutional. Legal scholars say the judge overstepped his bounds but why should that matter? After all, isn't that exactly what Obama is doing? Or will the rules of law only apply to Congress and the Judiciary and not the Executive Branch?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thanks Obama! Your Policies Have Made the Rich Richer and the Middle Class is Getting Hosed!

Your rich campaign contributors are enjoying their windfall at the expense of everyday Americans!

A new study from Pew Research. Here's the important graph:
Next time some KoolAid drinking lefty tells you Republicans are the party of the rich shove this graph down their throat!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New York Liberal Mayor Violates Building Codes to Put Up 10' Fence to Keep the Citizens Away

Republican Mayors Guiliani and Bloomberg were fine with a six foot wall, but not limousine liberal DeBlasio!

Radical New York Mayor DeBlasio bills himself as a man of the people and has also encouraged protests against Police in New York which he calls "peaceful." If the protesters are so peaceful why did the Mayor erect a ten foot fence around the official mayoral residence? And why did he do it without obtaining the permits that every other citizen would be required to obtain?

The New York Post has the story.

Another liberal who hides behind layers of security while tossing the rest of us to the mob!

Man Who Conducted Enhanced Interrogations of KSM Slams Critics and Senate Report

Had the CIA not got the information that saved lives Senate Democrats would also be blaming this guy!

That bogus Senate Dem report on torture has taken up a week's worth of national news. During that time atrocities like the massacre of Muslim schoolchildren in Pakistan seem to less important than the waterboarding of JUST THREE of the very worst terrorists.

Also, that Senate Dem report failed to give anyone at CIA the chance to respond and released names and information which puts their lives at risk. One man, Dr. James Mitchell decided to speak out. Senate Dems never contacted him or allowed him to present his side of the story but he does so in an interview with Megyn Kelly. This is the condensed version with the final part.

If you want to know what really happened to these terrorists that Dems call "torture" watch this and learn:



Now you know why Senate Dems didn't want to hear from Dr. Mitchell or others at CIA. The truth might get in the way of the big lie that the Bush Administration was engaged in widespread torture!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One Month After Horrific Attack on Israeli Synagogue Where is International Support for Israeli Restraint?

And where is justice for those who were slaughtered?

When Israel responds to an attack there's an instant call from the West for restraint. Where is the recognition of Israel's restraint following an attack on a Synagogue last month? Where is the call for Palestinian restraint?

Once again, Western leaders look the other way as Muslim mass murderers commit acts of evil. No wonder these attacks are growing in frequency and death toll!

Taliban Monsters Kill 132 Children After Forcing Kids to Watch as Teacher Burned Alive

When will Obama wake up and do something?

The Daily Mail has the story and more pictures here.

One of the injured Pakistani children receiving urgent care.

ISIS Muslim Monsters behead children in Iraq and Syria. Boko Haram in Africa has been kidnapping children and forcing them to marry. All the Obama Administration did was have Michelle Obama and some State Department flunkies send out a tweet saying #bringbackourgirls.

Lone wolf attacks in Canada, New York City, Sydney and elsewhere are on the rise.

Obama's official statement following the attack Tuesday in Pakistan didn't even mention the Taliban. Perhaps because the Obama Administration has been negotiating with the Taliban and naming them as the culprits might get in the way. In the way of what? Justice for the children!

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, and even further back, there has been a willful blindness on the part of many liberals. They don't want to admit the painful reality of Muslim terrorism and thus bend over backwards to either ignore the facts or, as Hillary Clinton did recently, somehow understand and "empathize" with them.

How do you empathize with monsters that do this to children and innocent people? The only rational course is to kill them before they kill more of us! You cannot negotiate with EVIL!

For a week Democrats have been fretting about a biased report decrying enhanced interrogation of a handful of terrorists during the Bush Administration. Will they allow the waterboarding of JUST THREE Muslim monsters who are alive and well today to eclipse this very real massacre and the need to address solutions to the problem?

Left's Response to Sony Execs Racial Remarks More Hypocrisy on Parade

You can imagine the uproar if a Republican said the same thing!

When Donald Stirling, now former owner of the L.A. Clippers Basketball team made some racist remarks that were leaked to the press liberals went bonkers and Stirling was forced to sell his team and was banned for life. When the emails of Hollywood libs at Sony Pictures were hacked the reaction was rather more muted.

Oprah provides the perfect contrast:
Oprah Winfrey defended Sony chair Amy Pascal on Monday after Pascal's racist comments about President Barack Obama were leaked to the media. "There are things that you say in your private conversations with your friends and with your colleagues that you would not want to be broadcast on CNN," she told CNN's Don Lemon. Yet in April, Oprah blasted former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his tape-recorded racist comments.

"We're off the plantation! The plantation days are over!" Winfrey told TMZ, adding that she hoped the Clippers would be bought by Magic Johnson. Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and forced to sell the team.

There is no difference between the Pascal and Sterling cases. Both were victims of allegedly illegal eavesdropping.
The lesson here is that if you're part of the liberal in crowd you can say or do whatever you want and it's OK. If you're a Republican or otherwise unconnected from the rich and powerful left wing elite you'll be made an example as a warning to the rest of us to stay in line. Or, as Oprah would understand, if you don't do as your told, you'll be put back on that plantation!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Obama's Racial Policies Bring Out the Worst as NYC Protesters Call for "Dead Cops"

Imagine Obama's response if the Tea Party behaved like this?

Remember when the Tea Party was labeled as terrorists by top Democrats? Remember when Obama said they needed to behave in a civil manner and watch their language?

So, where is Obama when protesters in New York City chant "What do we want? Dead Cops" over and over and over? Silence!

Here's the video:


In newly released information from the FBI 76 cops were killed by assailants last year. Did you hear about ANY of these murders on the news?

I have an idea. Let's withdraw police from minority neighborhoods for a week and see what happens!

Obama Admin. Racial Agenda Now Extends to Car Buying

If you're black you might have gotten a bad deal on your latest car buy and the Obama Administration wants to send you a check!

It's a complicated story by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal titled "Finding Racism Where It Isn't." I summarize it here.

The Obama Administration's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau claims blacks are getting a bad deal when they go to buy a new car on credit. Actually, they don't know if the people getting a bad deal are black or not because there is no record of race attached to the transactions. They use a dubious statistical tool which looks at the buyer's last name and zip code to guess race. They then go after lenders who they feel have taken advantage of those buyers and demand rebates. If you're black and live in a white zip code you're out of luck. Ditto if your last name sounds white. Oh, and if you are white, forget about it.

Obviously, a government which has enough time to go around trying to guess your race and whether you got a good deal on the last car you bought has too much time and money on it's hands. And while I'm sure the blacks who benefit appreciate the gesture, very real problems like the murder epidemics in those same zip codes are going unanswered. At least they can drive those new cars to the funerals.

This example is just another in a long line of examples which reveal Obama's racialist policies. Start with the Department of Justice refusing to prosecute Black Panthers who violate the Voting Rights Act (that act is only to be used to protect blacks, not whites) and move on from there to Obama personally inserting himself in police matters like Skip Gates ("Cambridge Police Acted Stupidly"), Trayvon Martin and Ferguson.

The damage to race relations from these racialist policies will take years to heal!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Is the World Upside Down? UN Official Demands Prosecution of CIA for Interrogations, Does Little to Stop Beheading and Sex Enslavement of Children

Is there any better example of how useless the UN is?

The world is literally burning with war and violence breaking out all over the place in the wake of America's withdrawal under Obama. Meanwhile Democrats in the U.S. Senate have nothing better to do than spend $40 million on a report of old news regarding terrorist interrogation in which ONLY THREE of the very worst Al Queda monsters were waterboarded (an effort which saved thousands of live) and in which they did not interview ANY of the key CIA personnel.

That totally biased and partisan report is now being used to further undermine U.S. leadership around the world.

Based on that silly report, top officials in the United Nations are calling for the prosecution of CIA officers.

Forget all about the young girls being held as sex slaves by ISIS or the Christian girls beheaded in Mosul or the mass slaughter of Iraqi and Syrian men. Apparently their human rights are less important than the rights of these terrorist monsters.

Oh sure, we can probably dig up some lame statement from the U.N. condemning the violence but that's as far as it goes. Yet the killing goes on.

Unbelievable that Democrats would play into the hands of America's enemies with such a report but totally understandable that the U.N. has the moral issues completely upside down!

UPDATE: At the Wall Street Journal Former CIA Directors and Deputy Directors write joint op-ed Declaring that enhanced interrogations saved lives.  Ignore their expertise at your peril! More information here.

UPDATE: Reminder from Porter Goss, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and later Director of the CIA. Democrats knew and approved of waterboarding and enhanced interrogation techniques at the time they were used.

READER QUESTION: If waterboarding JUST THREE TERRORISTS is such an egregious act that prosecution of those involved is warranted then should Obama be removed from office and prosecuted for ordering the drone attacks which have killed scores of innocent civilians? 

And, how many people died from waterboarding vs. how many lives were saved by the information gathered?

Finally, if waterboarding is torture then why are we doing it to our troops to train them? Should Obama be prosecuted for torture?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Lena Dunham Lied. Another Left Wing Rape Hoax Exposed

If the problems they complain about are as serious as they say, why do they have to lie?

It seems like we could do one of these stories a week. Another lefty lies about some perceived crime or injustice, usually at the hands of some evil Republican or white guy.

Last week it was the gang rape charge at the University of Virginia, which tarred and feathered all the fraternities on campus. But the story was retracted by Rolling Stone which admits they could not verify the claim. And of course we've all heard the "hands up, don't shoot" lie in the Ferguson shooting case which was not supported by the evidence seen in the Grand Jury proceeding.

This tactic isn't new. Fake race and gender hoaxes are common. And let's not leave environmentalists out of this. They're not above hooking a propane tank up to their kitchen faucet and faking the claim that their water is hazardous to drink because of fracking.

Here's the particulars in the Lena Dunham case. Lena was happy to be part of the 2012 Obama campaign, and as such is a great conduit to promote the GOP war on women falsehood. Her autobiography was released recently in which she claimed she was raped by a College Republican named Barry, the campus "resident conservative" when she was a student at Oberlin College in Ohio.

In her memoirs Dunham gives specific details about the encounter. Now her publisher is backtracking. As John Nolte points out:
Lena Dunham apparently wants us to believe this was all some kind of crazy coincidence. Yes, the real Barry One was a prominent Oberlin Republican who worked at one of the school libraries during Dunham's time there. But when she described her alleged rapist as a prominent Oberlin Republican named Barry who worked at the school library, she didn't mean him.
The first thing I'd like to say is have you seen a photo of Lena Dunham? Who would want to rape that? But back to being serious. Barry's identity has been exposed and he's now been tarred with the charge that he's a rapist. He's planning to sue and I hope he does so. But like other hoaxes, the wrongfully maligned have difficulty getting their reputations back. Remember the damage done to the Duke LaCrosse players and those wrongfully accused in the Tawanna Brawley hoax.

As Eugene Volokh points out at the Washington Post more people will see the false and inflammatory charge than will ever see the correction. Barry's been trashed and solely because he's a conservative and therefore an easy target.

Most troubling about this latest fraud is the damage it does to real cases of rape. Dunham's lie reinforces the attitude that some rape victims are lying and real abuses will go either unreported or not prosecuted. Democrats like Dunham are waging a war on the truth and that's hurting women's lives in the same way that those who perpetuate the "hands up don't shoot" falsity in Ferguson damage race relations and take the focus off the real danger to black lives which are black killers, not the cops!

UPDATE: Dem Senator: Fake Dunham, UVA charges make advancing new law on sexual assault more difficult. You heard it here first!

UPDATE: Heather Wilhelm describes Dunham's distorted view of rape. Going back to childhood she accused her 2 year old sister and a man who looked at her as raping her.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Children Learn Important Lesson About Freedom and Leftwing Tyranny from Michelle Obama Lunch Program

School kids are taking to Twitter to mock and complain about Michelle sticking her big nose into their school lunch!

Let's face it. Young students today aren't likely to learn much about government and politics in the classroom. Teachers are too busy trying to brainwash kids with global warming and other blame America nonsense. But there is one place at school where kids can learn a practical lesson about politics and it's in the lunchroom.

Kids are taking to Twitter to complain about the crappy school lunches and blame Michelle Obama who as this report in the Washington Post suggests, is the driving force behind the change:
The country's public school meal program has undergone a good deal of change over the past few years, largely driven by a national push for more nutritious lunch trays. And Michelle Obama, arguably the school nutrition movement's most public proponent, has become a symbol of the healthier meals. She was an instrumental player in the implementation of new health standards in 2012.
The Twitter hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama has gone viral in the past few weeks with kids putting photos of their yucky lunches online. Would you eat this?


Some of their comments are pretty on the money:
  • Another filling lunch brought to you by Michelle Obama
  • Michelle Obama ruined my lunch starter pack
  • I bet prisoners eat better food!
  • Sometimes, you can never have enough ketchup.
  • thanks to you I've just stopped eating. At four dollars I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy
Yes, prisoners probably do get better food and more freedom to decide what to eat!

Students are learning that big government will stick it's nose into their lives with unpleasant results. A good lesson to learn at an early age. Next time they see some liberal do gooder politician claim to have their best interests at heart they can keep in mind that it comes with a cost: the loss of their freedom to make even the most basic decisions about what to eat!

Bon appetite!


Friday, December 05, 2014

At University of Virginia Another Big Lie Exposed but Also After the Damage is Done

Rolling Stone didn't fact check story of rape at UVA because it fit with their prejudices and phony war on women!

Months after the most damaging charges in the Ferguson shooting of Mike Brown were repeatedly splashed across the media, the Grand Jury report comes out and multiple black eye witnesses and the forensic evidence reveal the truth. Too little and too late for people who either don't hear the correction or don't care.

And now, another case. Rolling Stone Magazine broke a story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia that got widespread national news coverage. Too bad it wasn't true either. Rolling Stone has now apologized. But will all those who saw the original reports now see the correction? Will they care? The damage has been done and UVA fraternities have been lynched in the media. Meanwhile, UVA has suspended all fraternities as angry protests comprised of the usual troublemakers shut down parts of the campus.

How many examples have we seen of left wing fakery and lies? What does it say about the strength of their case if they have to lie?

 Media leapt to the charge but will the correction receive the same attention? Will the protesters who assumed the frats were guilty apologize? Don't bet on it.  Like the Duke LaCrosse Players wrongfully accused of rape, where do UVA frats go to get their reputations back?


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

No Riots, No Looting When Black Cop Shoots White Teen in Albama

Grand Jury found no reason to indict. Where was Obama and Al Sharpton?

A story from 2012 illustrates the selective outrage of the race grievance industry. From the Washington Times:

Unarmed Gil Collar, 18 years old. 5'7" 135 pounds killed by black cop in Mobile, Alabama. 
No riots. No looting. The cop wasn't indicted and still has his job.

Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old under the influence of drugs was shot and killed Oct. 6, 2012, by Officer Trevis Austin, who is black, in Mobile, Alabama. Despite public pressure for an indictment, a Mobile County grand jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.

The circumstances mirror those of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, a black unarmed 18-year-old under the influence of drugs by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in Ferguson.
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The discrepancy in the reaction to and coverage of the two grand jury decisions has not been lost on social media, where critics are citing the Collar case to counter those who say Brown was the victim of racism in both law enforcement and judicial system.
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Critics also note there has been no rioting or sustained protest in Mobile, even though the slightly built Collar, unlike Brown, never touched the officer and, because he was naked when he was shot, was more obviously unarmed.

Both shooting victims were found with marijuana in their systems.
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Collar also tried to bite the driver while the vehicle’s passenger, a former university football player, punched him repeatedly in the face.

Although Collar was just 5-feet-7 and 135 pounds, the blows “didn’t faze him,” Ms. Rich said at the press conference, a video of which was posted on AL.com.

When he arrived at the police station, Collar began banging on the outside windows, then walked in the general direction of Officer Austin, who had his gun drawn.

The officer shot Collar in the chest while he was still several feet away, according to reports based on a surveillance video.

“At no point during the ensuing moments did Gilbert Collar ever touch Officer Austin. On one or more occasions, Gilbert Collar went to the ground and put distance between himself and Officer Austin,” the complaint said.

“Officer Austin had ample opportunity to obtain his baton and pepper spray, to holster his weapon and to use his own physical abilities, if necessary, or to prolong the situation and wait for back up to arrive.”
Another difference is that Officer Austin is still on duty unlike Darren Wilson who was forced to resign after death threats made his continued employment a security risk for other officers. There are no reports of death threats for Officer Austin.

Should whites now demand that black officers be removed from Police forces in predominantly white areas? Should whites riot for justice? Or should the fools in Ferguson pushing a phony racism charge just shut the f### up and stop lying about what really happened? I vote for the latter!

Where can I get a bumper sticker that says:
"Hands Up, Don't Loot or I shoot!"

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