Sunday, November 29, 2015

Obama Cooks Books on ISIS But Worse Deception is on Global Warming. If His Polices Are Good Why Lie?

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Obama!

The person who thought up the quote "lies, damned lies and statistics" never met Obama. It's hard to believe there is a person, let alone a President of the United States so willing to mislead and deceive the public in pursuit of a political agenda. But that's what Obama has been doing from the start!

For now, let's put aside the revelation that vital military intelligence on ISIS terrorists was being cooked to make it appear the problem isn't as bad as we can see with our own eyes. Obama is outraged of course and swears he will "get to the bottom of it." No doubt he will, just as soon as he gets to the bottom of the IRS Tea Party scandal.

But perhaps the far bigger scandal is the ongoing effort to lie, distort and deceive on the issue of climate change. Far worse than cooked ISIS intelligence because it keeps world leaders from focusing on terrorism and other more immediate problems like world hunger, poverty, literacy and disease. Millions of children die in Africa because leaders like Obama prefer to talk about anything but the real problems we face. Those kids in Africa don't need a solar panel!

The global warming gravy train is an international conspiracy designed to scare and extort fearful publics. Fortunately, after thirty five years of the most shameless scaremongering, with multiple doom and gloom scenarios all failing to arrive more and more people are waking up to the scam.

Obama: Leading the World in Climate Fraud!

You would think Obama might decide to move on to some other more popular left wing bit of kookery but no. He's doubled down on dumb when it comes to climate change. And heck by golly, apparently he's determined to try and lie his way through it!

Remember the Climategate email scandal where British climate alarmists destroyed the raw temperature data that would show their current temperature trajectory to be a fraud? Well, since few seemed to care about that hoax, Obama and friends have brought it back. Now, there is clear evidence that U.S. climate alarmists (you can't really call them scientists after this) have taken past temperature records and "adjusted" them in order to make the past appear cooler and the present warmer. We've seen this before (1,2) with the aggregate temperature readings being adjusted as in the animated below:
Was it 80F on May 15 or not?

Now, there is additional proof that these global warming fakers are adjusting the recorded temperature readings of individual stations which make up the aggregate above. In all these cases the reading is going from warmer in the past to cooler and from cooler in the near present to warmer.

At The Telegraph, Christopher Booker writes:
The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.
Following my last article, Homewood checked a swathe of other South American weather stations around the original three. In each case he found the same suspicious one-way “adjustments”. First these were made by the US government’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). They were then amplified by two of the main official surface records, the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Giss) and the National Climate Data Center (NCDC), which use the warming trends to estimate temperatures across the vast regions of the Earth where no measurements are taken. Yet these are the very records on which scientists and politicians rely for their belief in “global warming”.

Homewood has now turned his attention to the weather stations across much of the Arctic, between Canada (51 degrees W) and the heart of Siberia (87 degrees E). Again, in nearly every case, the same one-way adjustments have been made, to show warming up to 1 degree C or more higher than was indicated by the data that was actually recorded. This has surprised no one more than Traust Jonsson, who was long in charge of climate research for the Iceland met office (and with whom Homewood has been in touch). Jonsson was amazed to see how the new version completely “disappears” Iceland’s “sea ice years” around 1970, when a period of extreme cooling almost devastated his country’s economy.

One of the first examples of these “adjustments” was exposed in 2007 by the statistician Steve McIntyre, when he discovered a paper published in 1987 by James Hansen, the scientist (later turned fanatical climate activist) who for many years ran Giss. Hansen’s original graph showed temperatures in the Arctic as having been much higher around 1940 than at any time since. But as Homewood reveals in his blog post, “Temperature adjustments transform Arctic history”, Giss has turned this upside down. Arctic temperatures from that time have been lowered so much that that they are now dwarfed by those of the past 20 years.
Obama Most Transparent Liar in History

Remember when Obama said his administration would be the "most transparent and accountable Administration in history?" We all had a good laugh about that! Well, they are at it again. The same bunch that has sought to block every investigative effort to uncover the truth on an array of scandals is doing so again over their global warming hoax.

The Administration is refusing to hand over documents to the House Science Committee which might explain how and why they altered past temperature records. Naturally, one doesn't need to be a climate scientist to understand their reluctance to reveal what lengths the climate alarmists have gone to behind the scenes to pull of their scam.

But let's have a heart. Think of all those "scientists" and activists who have corrupted their craft FOR MONEY and all those greedy corrupt countries that can't wait to get their hands on guilt money from the West. What will they do if the gravy train is derailed?

But for now, Obama retains the perfect cover to stand in Paris of all places and declare that a non existent climate emergency is the greatest threat we face to the planet. It's even scarier to imagine that he and so many others might actually believe the lies they are spreading. Meanwhile, the world is burning not from global warming but a problem that Obama said was "contained" just weeks ago!

Meanwhile, more scientific data that hasn't been corrupted by politics and money is leading to the conclusion that we may be headed towards a mini ice age as the Sun appears to be dimming. No doubt Obama would like to have a tax on that too!

UPDATE: Why has NOAA omitted satellite temperature data? Because it shows no warming! Satellite measurements are the most accurate for global temperature monitoring but the government agency charged with monitoring temperature leaves them out of their calculations. Only one reason why.....

Monday, November 23, 2015

Where is #blacklivesmatter Crowd After Shootout in New Orleans Park Leaves 17 Wounded Including 14 Year Old Girl

Perhaps one of their members was among the shooters!

Cops killing unarmed blacks is such a rare event. But blacks shooting, and killing, other blacks is just another weekend in places like Chicago, Baltimore and now New Orleans.

Take the shootout in a park in New Orleans. You won't see any national protests for the victims or any call for justice for the perpetators. It's a scene played out again and again at cities across America. Cities run by Democrats!

Oh well! I guess black lives only matter when Obama can take political advantage of the victim's death!

Does ISIS Give Specific Target Warning Before Attacking? No, But Obama Does. No Wonder We are Losing!

If you wanted proof Obama is not serious about a war against ISIS here it is!

How many YEARS has Obama been saying he was going to defeat ISIS? Now we learn that not only has he not ordered the bombing of ISIS oil operations up to now but when he did he made sure that we warned ISIS in advance! Does this sound like someone who is serious?

Here's the flier dropped by the U.S. Air Force before FINALLY bombing ISIS oil trucks which have provided billions for ISIS terror operations:

Do we really think the ISIS truck drivers are deserving of such courtesy? The New York Times reports that only a third of 295 oil trucks were actually destroyed following the warning. This isn't just too little, too late. It's laughable!
Does this look like ISIS is contained?
Let's review: ISIS has sold young girls as sex slaves, beheaded children, burned men alive, crucified and, massacred men in Syria and Iraq while killing thousands elsewhere. Do they really deserve advance notice of an air strike?

Again, whose side is Obama on?

UPDATE: NYTimes reports Obama Administration pressured intelligence analysts to downplay threat of ISIS.

Again, whose side is Obama on?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Video: Muslim Man Tells Radicals to "F*** Off" and Get OUT if You Don't Like the West

Why can't Obama talk like this?

No date on the video but as the speaker references the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris (which the clown Sec. State John Kerry recently said had "legitimacy" and "rationale" behind it)we can assume it was earlier this year well before the latest Paris massacre. Either way, WATCH:

'The question is, do you have the right to kill? F*** you, you don't.

'If you don't like this country, why the f*** do you come? If you do not have respect for this country, why the f*** do you come?
'You came, you know why, because you believed the judiciary here gives you protection, because the laws here give you protection, because the economy here makes you flourish. Why the f*** did you come otherwise?

'If you do not have the guts to digest whatever you are seeing, f**k off, leave.'

'What does your religion, our religion, my religion Islam teach us? Islam teaches you to be tolerant and to respect other people's faiths.

'But if their views do not respect what are you going to do, go and shoot in this 21st century? No you cannot do that. You have to accept that in these countries, Islamic law does not rule.

'If you want to win the hearts and minds of the people in your views, go and preach. You do not f*****g shoot people to believe in whatever you are or I am believing - correct?
We're constantly searching for the voices of moderate Muslims brave enough to speak out and this is one.

Days after the Charlie Hebdo attacks last January the President of Egypt delivered a speech in Cairo to Islamic scholars and leaders. It was the speech Obama should have delivered in Cairo instead of his apology to the Muslim world. I have a short clip from the speech here which I recommend viewing for the passion in President al Sisi's voice. What a shame we don't hear that same passion from Obama unless he's attacking Republicans.

The money quote from al-Sisi's speech:
I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move… because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.
You may also recall that al-Sisi got few words of encouragement or praise from Obama for giving that speech. Obama was is still mad at the Egyptian President for deposing the radical Muslim Brotherhood government that Obama preferred and which was attempting to turn Egypt into another radical Muslim state like Iran.

I keep asking whose side Obama is on? I think we know the answer!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Week After Paris Massacre: Dozens Killed in Terror Attack in Mali. The Cancer is SPREADING!

And Obama dismisses terror concerns by suggesting critics are afraid of widows and orphans. It's HIS POLICY that has created those widows and orphans!

A week after the Paris attacks that left 130 dead the "widows and orphans" Obama talks about when dismissing terror concerns strike in Mali.

Six Americans were among the hostages later freed from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali. No word on whether Americans are among the 27 dead. Here's a scene from the hotel. For those who deny terrorism is a real threat look at the photo:

Bodies piled up at Mali hotel. Obama: Is the GOP afraid of widows and orphans?
Meanwhile, reports continue to pour in showing Syrian terrorists posing as refugees or traveling with stolen passports heading for the United States. Also men from Afghanistan and Pakistan entering illegally on our southern border. Paris officials have confirmed that terrorists are using the refugee crisis to infiltrate the West.

But all Obama does is get prickly and attack Republicans. He never seems to find any passion or anger directed at terrorists, only at Republicans.

This is a President who declared this week: "I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of ‘American leadership’ or ‘America winning.”’ The fact that he has abandoned leadership in the war on terror and given up all pretense of winning is now abundantly clear!

P.S. Democrats in U.S. Senate to block bipartisan House passed measure to toughen up refugee process. Whose side are they on?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Obama Politicizes Refugee Debate With Snarky Slam that Republicans Are Afraid of Widows and Orphans

Have we forgotten that Obama declared ISIS to be the "junior varsity team?" Apparently he's unaware that the majority of refugees are fighting age men or that younger men, like the Boston Bombers become radicalized, not assimilated, once they get here!

If you needed any further proof to the degree that Obama's "strategy" to defeat ISIS has become totally corrupted by his political outlook then watch this short video clip:

Speaking of Republicans Obama said: "Apparently, they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. First, they were worried about the press being too tough on them during debates. Now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me."
Obama made those remarks in Manilla, Phillipines after leaving the G20 Summit in Turkey. Ironic that shortly after he left the Turkish government arrested eight men posing as refugees suspected as terrorists.

And you only have to look at the photos of streaming refugees to note that widows and three year olds are vastly outnumbered by fighting age men. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees documents the majority are men with most coming from Syria. Is Obama totally unaware of these facts or doesn't he care?

We all remember the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. That terrorist attack was committed by the Tsarnaev brothers. They came here as the children of asylum seekers. Technically not refugees but it's a distinction without a difference. On reaching adulthood the boys became radicalized. There were plenty of warnings prior to their attack but the Obama Administration ignored them all.

Yes, there is a danger of terrorists posing as refugees to gain entry into the West. Facsimiles of the Syrian passport belonging to one of the terrorists who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris has apparently been used by eight other refugees. Does this mean eight potential terrorists have infiltrated? But the bigger danger may be admitting so many young men who may not assimilate and live isolated lives where they are receptive to radical Islamic propaganda. Even when they assimilate there is a danger. Remember the young man who killed four Marines in Tennessee this summer? He was a Palestinian who came to the U.S. as a child. Apparently children can be a threat. Someone please tell Obama!

Democrats, not just Republicans, Concerned with Obama's Failed Strategy

Obama loves to take cheap, petty shots at Republicans. But more and more Democrats, realizing the danger of Obama's failed strategy are expressing their concern. Will Obama attack them too? Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has been very vocal:
SEN FEINSTEIN: It has become clear that limited air strikes and support for Iraqi forces and the Syrian opposition are not sufficient to protect our country and our allies. This is a war that affects us all, and it’s time we take real action to confront these monsters who target innocent civilians.‎”(1)
“Candidly, I don’t think bombing runs alone—we have done about 8,000 now—can really make a difference. So we’re going to have to look at some new themes, and I think we will have to listen very carefully to our military people and ask for the kind of precise military strategy and tactics that might be able to really contain ISIL and defeat it.”(2)
“The Paris attacks will certainly alter the debate about Syrian refugees, and it’s clear to me we must prioritize the safety and security of the American people.(3)
Feinstein isn't the only Dem expressing concern. (1,2,3) Will Obama be attacking them with the same kind of petty cheap shots directed at Republicans?

It's a bipartisan conclusion that Obama's strategy to combat ISIS has failed. When will Obama move beyond petty insults to actually LEAD an effective plan? Don't hold your breath. One thing is clear, he OWNS his failed strategy and should we be attacked it will be on his head. No doubt he will politicize that too and try and blame Republicans. What an ASS!

UPDATE: Syrians caught in Honduras and St. Maarten with stolen Greek passports on way to U.S. Someone needs tell Obama these were widows or three year olds!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Whose Side is He On? World Leaders Hold Moment of Silence to Honor Paris Victims. Obama Was LATE!

And now says he will listen to anyone with ideas on better strategy to combat but not Republicans and apparently not his generals either!

Across the world a moment of silence was observed to mark the Paris attacks and remember the victims. In Turkey, where world leaders gathered for the G20 Summit, this picture documents the moment. Who's missing?

Obama AWOL once again. Late arriving for moment of silence with other world leaders in Turkey.
Readers may recall Obama skipped the march led by world leaders in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attacks sending our Ambassador instead. Missing one ceremony might be overlooked. Missing TWO looks like he's doing it on purpose. Why? Perhaps the same reason he can't call these terrorists Islamic.

Obama Peeved with Criticism on Strategy

Ever notice how Obama gets more passionate and animated criticizing Republicans than he does in expressing anger towards ISIS? He did it again on Monday at a press conference in Turkey.

Insisting that his strategy is working Obama invited those who have a better idea to meet with him, but he's "too busy" to include any Republicans. He claims he listens to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon but there has been story after story after story over the years showing that this is NOT the case. (1,2,3,4) Time and time again Obama has refused to follow the advice of his generals and refuses to listen to ANYONE who has ideas on a better strategy.

He called the Paris attack a "setback" in the war on ISIS. Setback is a word he has used before. Most recently six months ago when ISIS took the major Iraqi city of Ramadi. After the Benghazi attack which killed four Americans on September 11, 2012 he said it was a "bump in the road" and insisted his strategy was sound. How many more "setbacks" or "bumps in the road" will we suffer before he wakes up?

Obama Strategy Deferring to Iran?

Terrorism and Islamic expert Walid Phares explains why Obama is not encouraging Arab nations to take up the fight:
PHARES: Actually we can and actually we should, but the president has a different strategy. He's getting a lot of pressure by the Iranians. Otherwise he should have long time ago allied himself, partnered with Arab moderate forces such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, they are fighting terrorism very much and very well in Yemen, in Sinai, in Libya, elsewhere, but the reason that he's not going to these moderate Arab forces and asking them on the ground to be boots on the ground is because the Iranians are pressuring him because the Syrian Regime is pressuring him. They don't want those areas, those Sunni areas to be liberated by Sunni moderates because they won't have access to them. That's the bottom line of it.
Faces of the Dead

I challenge readers to view the photo of the carnage at the concert hall in the post that follows below. Especially if you think Obama's strategy to defeat ISIS is working. Here's a partial list of known victims too young to die:

Too young to die. Images of Paris victims.

Other Dems have no strategy for ISIS. Sen. Dianne Feinstein admits Obama strategy not working.

Syrian refugees already arriving. Here's where they are going. Buy your terrorist insurance now!

House Republicans seek to cut off funding for Syrian refugee resettlement. No doubt they will blink the moment Obama threatens to shut down the government!

Daily Mail has an excellent article on Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels Belgium which has become terrorist central for the jihad. The main reason it became that way was self segregation by the Muslim population and resentment towards their generous hosts. Welfare benefits don't satisfy young men who make up the majority of today's refugees. The problem is much larger than a handful of ISIS infiltrators.

Does anyone really believe that bringing tens of thousands of predominantly young Muslim men into the U.S. and not assimilating them will end well?

Fictional TV Character Gets It. Why Can't Obama?

If you haven't see this, please do so. Do you think Obama gets it?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

For France, For the U.S. a New Call to Urgency. War Has Been Declared. Will We Fight or Will We Wait for a Worse Attack?

UPDATES: Syrian Refugees Arriving in U.S.

NY Post's Goodwin: Obama should lead or GET OUT! I'd go further. I'd even let him keep the plane and the helicopter if he would just GO and take Biden with him!

Warning, graphic image:

Most news agencies are only showing a pixelated version of this photograph from inside the Bataclan theater where so many died. The last thing the world needs now is yet another whitewash about the true evil of the horror perpetrated in Paris so I challenge readers, particularly those who continue to support Obama's failed policies to combat ISIS, to look at this photo.

Obama Adviser: Obama meant ISIS had been "contained" in the "geographic sense."

More spin from the White House in the wake of Obama's claim early Friday that ISIS was "contained." Now, Ben Rhodes, the same White House aide who passed out instructions for governement officials to make the false claim that a You Tube video was to blame for the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans is now telling us that the President was misunderstood. Obama apparently meant, according to Rhodes, that ISIS has been contained geographically.

Really? Here's a map courtesy of the New York Times showing recent ISIS attacks. DOES THIS LOOK CONTAINED IN ANY SENSE OF THE WORD?

Sorry the Graphic above is a bit squished. See the full size version here.

First Wave of Syrian Refugees Begin to Arrive in New Orleans

#end of updates#

At least one American is among the dead!

The Daily Mail has a timeline of the attacks and maps.

The Los Angeles Times has a running update on new information from the Paris attacks. Summarizing at the time of this writing:

129 dead, more than 350 injured, 99 in critical condition. 89 died in the concert hall.

One American, Nohemi Gonzalez, 23 a student from California has been reported among the dead. No word on how many other Americans may have been injured.

Apparently not all the dead have identified as Parisians go to social media asking if anyone has seen their friend or family member.

Emergency workers aid survivors surrounded by the dead at a scene outside Paris restaurant.
Full size image here.

Bodies littered the streets of some Paris neighborhoods last night. Today blood stained streets and sidewalks, and bullet ridden buildings remain a very visible symbol of an act of war.

Hundreds of Parisians lined up on Saturday to donate blood as local hospitals are short on supply.

Evidence points to an Islamist cell in Belgium as the source for the attack. Belgian authorities have made arrests.

ISIS has claimed responsibility calling the attack "the first of the storm."

There were three coordinated teams of attackers. Eight terrorists died. Seven in suicide bombings and one by police. One is believed to be just 15 years old. Another was carrying a Syrian passport and had arrived in Greece as a refugee in October. 

Accomplices may still be at large in Paris including an explosives expert. One report suggests the attackers had young males stationed as lookouts with cell phones to alert them to police.

French President Hollande vowed "[W]e are going to lead a war which will be pitiless."

Hours before the attacks the French announced they would be sending their sole aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle to the Persian Gulf to fight ISIS.

A statement from the Vatican declares: "This is an attack on peace for all humanity, and it requires a decisive, supportive response on the part of all of us as we counter the spread the homicidal hatred in all of its forms."

Meanwhile, in the U.S.

Obama pledged to stand with the French and "to bring these terrorists to justice." Sound familiar? He said exactly the same thing after our diplomats in Benghazi were killed. Only one has been captured and the terrorist cell responsible remains.

Earlier on Friday in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America Obama told George Stephanopoulos that ISIS is not getting stronger and that "we have contained them." Just as ridiculous as when he dismissed the threat calling ISIS the "JV team."

Obama Administration officials want to expand and expedite Syrian refugee entry into the United States. Officials want to admit MORE than the original 10,000 set for 2016. This despite FBI warnings that they do not have the resources required to vet these refugees, many of whom are young men as were the attackers in Paris.

A new sense of unity, urgency, ACTION?

Following each of these major attacks we hear the same words sadly followed by too few deeds. World leaders marched in solidarity in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attacks (Obama was notable by his absence). But nothing happened. Now, a repeat of vows to bring terrorists to justice and wage war against ISIS.

I'm reminded of the words of Winston Churchill, who in writing his Nobel Prize winning memoir of the Second World War traced the "line of milestones to disaster. Here is a catalogue of surrenders, at first when all was easy and later when things were harder," culminating in the ultimate choice:
If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly you may come to the moment when you will have to fight withall the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.
-- Winston Churchill, The Second World War, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm
Will we fight now, knowing victory is harder than had we begun earlier when Obama declared ISIS the "JV team." Or will we wait as the death toll mounts and we face a choice much more difficult than the one today?

UPDATE: Images of Solidarity. Let's hope it's not just symbolic!

West Point U.S. Army Football Team carries the French tricolor flag onto the field
 behind the Stars and Stripes at a game at West Point vs. Tulane. as a message of solidarity. 
The iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia is lit in solidarity.
One World Trade Center in New York City, lights it's beacon in the French tricolor.
Building is the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
Around the world, images of support and solidarity at major buildings and structures. The question is, are we ready to ACT?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Strict Gun Control Laws Didn't Stop Terrorist Attacks in Paris

UPDATE: Obama on Friday morning: ISIS not getting stronger "we have contained them." What a FOOL!

Are we now ready to admit that threat from ISIS and Islamic terrorism is NOT limited to the Middle East?

Early news yet but reports are that dozens are dead in attacks across Paris by shooting and explosions. Hostages are also being held. This despite France's strict gun control laws which one writer said "Owning firearms in France and using them for sport, hunting, and self-defense makes New York City laws look tame in comparison "

This latest attack falls on top of the carnage from the Charlie Hebdo attacks where a dozen innocent people were killed.

Some left wing commenters here at Mike's America and elsewhere have insisted that ISIS and Islamic terrorists pose no great threat to the West. The bodies are piling up. Will this spark a realization that Obama's leadership in anti-terrorism has failed or will we wait until the scenes being played out in Paris are seen on the streets of New York and Washington?

Will Obama blame this on a You Tube video? I thought he had terrorists "on the run." Yeah, on the run after us!

UPDATE: Obama Speaks! He promised to help bring the terrorists responsible for the carnage in Paris "to justice." Oh, THAT will help! At least he didn't call this another episode of "workplace violence" as he did the Fort Hood shooting. But his record of bringing terrorists to justice isn't so good. Only ONE of the Benghazi attackers was captured and the Boko Harem gang which kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls are still at large despite First Lady Michelle Obama's tweet! Feckless, weak and worthless. Weakness invites terrorism!

UPDATE: What link do terrorists have to Syrian refugees flooding Europe? How many Syrians will be admitted to the United States?

REMINDER: Where was Obama? Golf date?

World leaders led the march of millions in Paris marking solidarity against terrorism
in the wake of Charlie Hebdo shootings in January. Notice who is NOT there?
The world is crying out for leadership in the war on terror and Obama is AWOL!

UPDATE: Obama plans to accelerate bringing Syrian refugees to the United States. Expects to exceed original 10,000 estimate for 2016. And no, they will NOT be able to screen them for radical ties. Plan your terrorist insurance needs accordingly. Thanks Obama!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Report: FBI Expanding Investigation of Hillary Classified Emails Probe. It's Time for a Special Prosecutor!

Does anyone believe the Obama Justice Department will handle this investigation blind to it's political implications?

According to this report, the FBI is expanding it's investigation of Hillary's classified email problem. Now, the Bureau is doing it's own review of what constitutes classified information but is also looking to see whether statements made by Hillary, her associates or attorneys were deliberately misleading, which is also a violation of law. Despite an effort by Hillary supporters to spin the course of the investigation (1,2) or facts surrounding emails there is nothing to indicate she may be cleared. Just the opposite.

It's past time that this matter was referred to a Special Prosecutor who is not an Obama political appointee as are those who run the Department of Justice.

If any Republican were involved in a similar scandal it's likely they would have been forced to resign from office or quite as a candidate for office. And there most certainly would be an appointment of a Special Prosecutor.

But we're living in the Obama era where rules only apply to Republicans and anything goes when it comes to Democrats!

War on Women: Hillary Clinton Laughs About Violent Threat Directed at GOP Woman

No surprise since she was the chief in charge of attacking Bill's Bimbos!

Man at Hillary event talking about Carly Fiorina: "Every time I see her on TV 
I want to reach through and strangle her." Hillary Clinton laughs.

OK, I know it was a joke. The man wasn't serious. But I can tell you that if ANY GOP candidate laughed when someone attending one of their events said the same thing about Hillary three things would happen:

  1. The Secret Service would be knocking on the door of the person who said it investigating a threat to the former First Lady.
  2. Hillary Clinton would point to the video and say it's proof that the GOP is waging a war on women and all women need to fear for their safety.
  3. The liberal media would go to every candidate and demand they denounce the candidate who laughed and ask accusatory questions of all the candidates designed to reinforce Hillary's claim of a GOP war on women.
Just like when Obama demands civility from his critics yet goes on to toss countless insults their way this is further proof of the Dem's hypocrisy on these issues and media bias that refuses to hold Democrat officials to the same standards they demand of Republicans!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Welcome Island Packet Readers

It's my world and welcome to it!

If you are looking for my up close and personal moment with Bill and Hillary Clinton it's the last item here.

Here you will find my full report on the visit by Senator John McCain in November 2007.

More information on my background and conservative credentials is here.

Finally, two of my favorite photographs of President Reagan. Taken by me.

President Reagan spoke from the rear platform of U.S. Car One of the "Heartland Special" during a Whistlestop train tour in Perrysburg,  Ohio October 12, 1984. Full story here.
Arrival ceremony for State Visit of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
White House lawn, November 16, 1988
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Best Debate Yet for GOP Candidates?

And what a contrast with Fox Business moderators compared to the loons at CNBC!

Just a couple of quick notes on the debate. Rubio did well as usual. He's sharp as a tack though I wonder about his tax plan for child credits which seems to enshrine the current, gimmee, gimmee tax code that most of us despise. Ted Cruz did well too except for one rare slip up where he forgot one of the five agencies he would close (it was the Dept. of Education).

Fiorina gave another strong performance and managed to insert her tagline "We must take our government back" into every answer. At one point she said: "This isn’t about just replacing a Democrat with a Republican now. It’s about actually challenging the status quo of big government."

Donald Trump, aside from one attack on Fiorina, behaved himself though I didn't care for his answer on foreign policy where he seemed to indicate it would be OK if Russia became more involved in the Middle East.

Even Rand Paul had a good night which he certainly needed. His answer on income inequality hit the mark:
PAUL: I think that we ought to look where income inequality seems to be the worst. It seems to be worst in cities run by Democrats, governors of States run by Democrats and countries currently run by Democrats.
Rand Paul didn't seem as desperate to get into the action as he did in prior debates. That role was filled by Ohio Governor John Kasich who frequently interrupted for attention yet left the audience troubled at one point by his suggestion that as President he might decide which banks, or which depositors, to bail out in future. Not exactly a very conservative stance!

The biggest winner of the debate was the Fox Business team who moderated it. They didn't interrupt or insult the candidates as CNBC did and their questions were substantive and tough but fair. They actually focused on business and economics, not gotcha moments or trying to pit one candidate against another.

Transcript of the debate is here.

Here's the time each candidate got including interruptions:

The second Democrat debate (this was the 4th GOP debate) is on Saturday, November 14 in Iowa. The 5th GOP debate will be December 15 in Nevada.

Attempt to Smear Ben Carson as a Fabulist Fizzles as Truth Comes Out. The MEDIA Lied!

If only the same media would vet Obama as thoroughly as Carson!

The same media types who didn't think Obama's background, college transcripts or associations with dubious left wing characters like Bill Ayers was newsworthy spent the last week trying to take down GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson. The same people who didn't think it was newsworthy that Hillary Clinton lied to the nation about a You Tube video being to blame for the Benghazi attack seemed to think it was important what Ben Carson did or said 50 years ago.

The problem is, that they didn't do a very good job actually investigating Carson's story. First there was Politico, which ran a story accusing Carson of "fabricating" a story about admission to West Point. Only later did Politico backtrack. Now it's clear their article mislead on what Carson actually said and the facts.

At CBS News Jan Crawford reports a story questioning Ben Carson's claiming that he stabbed another child turns out to have backup after all. And then there's West Point and the prank: (video):
CRAWFORD: A CNN report last week found no evidence the incident occurred. But in a 1997 interview with Parade magazine Carson's mother said, "Oh, that really happened." Carson has provided corroboration for part of his story. West Point recruiting material that mentions scholarships, and PolitiFact rates his claim "mostly true." The Wall Street Journal is questioning one of Carson's anecdotes about a time he said he was pranked at Yale, but last night, BuzzFeed backed Carson's account. It found a student there at the time who said it happened.
Here's the problem. The Smear Carson media didn't bother to really investigate these claims. They wanted them to be false because that fit their narrative attacking Carson's character as an honest man. In the same way they didn't investigate Obama's past or associations because they did not want to overturn the positive narrative they had written about him. As usual, these reporters allowed their prejudices to get the better of them. And not for the first time, their bias has been exposed!

Monday, November 09, 2015

Contrast with Hyperventilating Left Wingers: 18 Year Old New Zealand Boy w/ Aggressive Cancer Delivers Graduation Speech Showing Best Side of Human Nature

He may not live long enough to go to university and have his mind warped!

I wasn't going to comment on this post or the one below but the contrast was so clear it begged for a wider audience.

On the one hand below we have pampered students at Yale University, one of America's most elite institutions of higher learning, becoming rabidly hysterical because a faculty member dared to suggest they shouldn't get upset about what they perceive to be an offensive Halloween costume. Then this story of an 18 year old boy in New Zealand recently diagnosed with an aggressive, usually terminal cancer. Jake came to graduation from his hospital bed. Listen to his message to his fellow students. If you don't get a tear in your eye you're not human:

Jake's entire speech is here. The video above begins a loop as Jake's classmates do him the honor of performing the haka, a native warriors dance in New Zealand. Here's the rest of that clip. Watch it too...

If a boy facing the very worst life can throw at him can speak with such dignity and grace then there truly is hope for today's youth. The pampered pets at Yale screaming about the offense of an imaginary Halloween costume should see this. They would be ashamed. Or perhaps not. Their pathetic behavior is beyond shameful!

Left Wing Greivance Mongering on College Campuses Reach Pathologic, Fasicst Levels

Is it any wonder so many college grads can't get jobs?

Remember when Halloween was a fun, safe holiday where you could dress up and act goofy? Well, at Yale University, and soon to be many others, the holiday has become a tinderbox of left wing grievance mongering that borders on the insane.

At Yale, it started when the Administration sent an email to students requesting they "avoid wearing “culturally unaware and insensitive” costumes that could offend minority students. It specifically advised them to steer clear of outfits that included elements like feathered headdresses, turbans or blackface." Many students were "frustrated" with the restrictions. Responding to that, Erika Christakis, the wife of the master of Silliman College sent her own email in which she said:
I don’t wish to trivialize genuine concerns about cultural and personal representation, and other challenges to our lived experience in a plural community. I know that many decent people have proposed guidelines on Halloween costumes from a spirit of avoiding hurt and offense. I laud those goals, in theory, as most of us do. But in practice, I wonder if we should reflect more transparently, as a community, on the consequences of an institutional (which is to say: bureaucratic and administrative) exercise of implied control over college students.

Even if we could agree on how to avoid offense – and I’ll note that no one around campus seems overly concerned about the offense taken by religiously conservative folks to skin-revealing costumes – I wonder, and I am not trying to be provocative: Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit obnoxious… a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive? American universities were once a safe space not only for maturation but also for a certain regressive, or even transgressive, experience; increasingly, it seems, they have become places of censure and prohibition.
Nicholas [her husband] says, if you don’t like a costume someone is wearing, look away, or tell them you are offended. Talk to each other. Free speech and the ability to tolerate offense are the hallmarks of a free and open society. . . .In other words: Whose business is it to control the forms of costumes of young people? It’s not mine, I know that.
Naturally all hell broke loose after that. Perpetually aggrieved left wing student activists at Yale are now demanding the resignation of Ms. Christakis.

"Other people have rights too." You didn't really say that did you?

Then, there was this image of a circle of shame around Nicholas Christakis in the courtyard of the Silliman College dormitory complex at Yale. He made the mistake of saying "other people have rights too, not just you!" Oh boy did that strike a nerve! Watch as one ringleader shouts at Mr. Christakis to "be quiet." If I were one of the perpetually aggrieved and someone used that tone with me I might feel threatened by her microaggression. But then, it's somehow OK for left wing fascists to shut down, shout down or even threaten those who do not obey. Remember the Bernie Sanders rally in Seatlle?

Milo Yiannopoulus sees a parallel in history:
Students of history will notice an alarming similarity in the video above to the “struggle sessions” of Maoist China, a form of public shaming in which perceived enemies of the Party would be surrounded in a public place by Red Guards, Mao’s most zealous supporters. The Red Guards would hurl abuse at their target until they confessed to their crimes. Uninformed critics might argue that the Red Guards were a weapon of the Communist state, and not a genuine grassroots movement, but they’d be wrong: the Red Guards started out as a student movement, on Chinese campuses. Afraid yet?
Is it any wonder there are so many left wing kooks populating fascist organizations like Black Lives Matter? They're getting a full dose of left wing crazy courtesy of America's higher education system that seems to have lost the mission to teach skills and now specializes in so many ways in teaching greivance mongering. The inmates are running the asylum!

Related: Yale Officials agree to physically tear up U.S. Constitution if it will make aggrieved student happier. Tell me these left wing nuts are not fascists!

Related: Winners of Biased Course Contest

Campus Reform sponsored a contest for the most biased college courses. The winners are:
  • History 73S: “History of the Police in the United States: Slave Patrols to Ferguson”—submitted by Nick Sovich, Stanford University ‘17
  • Political Science 415: “Taking Marx Seriously”—submitted by Avery Riggs, Amherst College ‘18
  • American Studies 3731: “The Refusal to Work”—submitted by Casey Breznick, Cornell University ‘17
No doubt that last has a mandatory attendance requirement!

In the Atlantic, Conor Freidersdorf writes:
Everyone invested in how the elites of tomorrow are being acculturated should understand, as best they can, how so many cognitively privileged, ordinarily kind, seemingly well-intentioned young people could lash out with such flagrant intolerance. What happens at Yale does not stay there.
Further, another student at Yale reports that there are some students so upset by the Halloween costume controversy that they can't eat, sleep or go to class. They are on the verge of nervous breakdowns. Just what will it be like for these pampered left wing pets when they enter the real world?

At City Journal Heather MacDonald concludes:
This shocking video is a glimpse of the future—the boorish, hate-filled Cultural Revolution come to America. Colleges have capitulated completely to delusional victimology; unless employers are willing to stand up against the coddled products of the academic hothouse, we may all soon be living in a world of screaming, monomaniacal victims.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Finally Found it! Document Showing Hillary Clinton's Signature Acknowledging Responsibility on Classified Emails

But like most things in Obamaland, does the law apply to Dems?

If there was any question that Hillary Clinton was unaware of her responsibility as Secretary of State to protect classified information that question has been answered by the following document she signed shortly after assuming office:
, 'I have been advised that any unauthorized disclosure of SCI by me may constitute violations of United States criminal laws, including provisions of Sections 793, 794, 796, and 952, Title 18, United States Code; and of Section 783(b), Title 50, United States Code.'...'Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver by the United States of the right to prosecute me for any statutory violations.'
Here's the document:

But when it comes to prosecution, who would do it? Minor officials get put in jail for less but we're talking about the Obama Administration  which shows a contempt for law unless it suits their political agenda!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

2015 Off Year Election Proves Tea Party, Anti-Establisment Wave is Still Rolling

Apparently the voters haven't read all those stories saying the Tea Party was dead!

Ever since the first GOP wave in 2010 anxious mainstream reporters and talking heads have been predicting the demise of the Tea Party. The same wave struck again in 2014. And that wave would have swamped Obama in 2012 if Romney had had a better campaign plan. That didn't stop the pundits this year repeating the same mantra that the Tea Party was over.

Then, the off year 2015 election turned that all on it's head. Here's the headline from the Washington Post: "From coast to coast, conservatives score huge victories in off-year elections." The biggest surprise was a huge come from behind win for Matt Bevin, a Tea Party novice who bumped off the Democrat Attorney General to become one of the few Republican governors elected in the state of Kentucky over the last 40 years.

Kentucky Lt. Gov-elect Jenean Hampton
Another Tea Party victory!
I can hear our liberal friends saying Bevin's win was no big deal. After all, it's a state where Obama is deeply unpopular. Mitt Romney won the state in 2012 by nearly 23 points. So, it's just a bunch of Tea Party racists right? Meet Jenean Hampton, the Lt. Governor-elect of Kentucky. Like Bevin, Hampton is a newcomer to politics, a Tea Party activist and now the first black elected statewide in Kentucky.

Take that racebaiters!

The monster wave of 2014 which swept Democrats from power at the state level has not abated. Those gains are still solid and growing as in the case of Kentucky.

As the article in the Washington Post concludes: "Obama is toxic." Tying him to Democrats running in the 2016 election will be just as sure to generate similar results. If the GOP wants to win, they need a more effective ground game and a message that dares to embrace their conservative roots!
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