Sunday, August 26, 2012

Political Digest for August 27, 2012


The Old Jarhead Blog: Bringing you news and information the MSM is too busy covering American Idol, celebrity affairs and sensational missing person cases to cover. Please forward to friends who need to be informed.

I post articles because I think they are of interest. Doing so doesn’t mean that I necessarily agree (or disagree) with every—or any—opinion in the posted article, or that I was able to verify the information present, which is the responsibility of the author. In some cases I post things sent to me by readers I might not have posted on my own, to get ideas circulating.

My wife and I just returned from the movie. Every American needs to see the movie and educate themselves about who Obama really is and what motivates him. Most Americans have no idea of who he is and even less of where he is leading and his intended change for our nation. Please share. Our future and the future of our children is at stake. --MM. Bonnie and I saw it Friday evening in Madison, WI, of all places. The theater was about 1/3rd full in that progressive fantasyland, a good omen, I thought. It does not just throw red meat to those who hate Obama, did not get into wild speculation. There were facts, and there were the author's opinions. You can argue the opinions, of course, but I thought they were reasonable ones from the facts. Our 11-year-old granddaughter wanted to go, watched the whole thing carefully. I gave me the opportunity to discuss the difference between facts (the deficit) and opinions (that Wright was a surrogate father to Obama.) I'm afraid that the audience will be 98% those already voting against Obama. Take an uncommitted moderate to the movies! ~Bob. We went to see this yesterday . We went to the 2PM showing. The Manager came in and had people "Compress", move together, as the previous two showings had filled every seat Most of you on my List will know many of the things D'Souza brings out. But the movie is like a class lesson, an analysis of "Why things work like they do". D'Souza has EXPERTS explain Obama, where he came from, why he puts policies into effect. The bottom line of the movie is: Elect Obama again, and you country will look like Bombay (Mumbai), Indonesia or Tijuana. --DH)

This Is Bob - Bob Is a Racist: Let the Liberal narrator explain it to you. If you don't agree with him..then you too must be a racist

'Full Metal Jacket' Star: 'GEICO Fired Me' for Criticizing Obama. By Noel Sheppard 
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/08/26/full-metal-jacket-star-says-he-was-fired-geico-bashing-obama#ixzz24fOQyL4Q
Excerpt R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," claims he was fired by GEICO for criticizing President Obama. During an impromptu interview with TMZ, Ermey also said, "If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out" (videos follow with transcribed highlights and commentary. It's no secret that the group in the closet in Hollywood is the conservatives. Come out as frankly conservative and your career path starts taking a lot of hits. Here is another example. (If you use the link to go to the original article you can watch the videos there.) --Del)

"Face the Nation" transcripts, August 26, 2012: Rubio, Priebus, Barbour, Blackburn

Holder Justice Department Recruits Dwarfs, Schizophrenics, and the ‘Intellectually Disabled’
Excerpt: The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have “psychiatric disabilities” or “severe intellectual disabilities.” On May 31, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these “targeted disabilities.” ….Those with “targeted disabilities” may be hired through a “non-competitive” appointment. That means they don’t have to endure the regular civil service competition among applicants, but can be plucked from the stack of resumes and hired immediately instead.

Rangel: ‘Chain’ Remarks About Slavery
Excerpt: …Rangel added, "if a black had said it, we would have been laughing, because we would know deep down, they may be beating the hell out of us but they ain’t thinking about putting us into any chains." Rangel joins others -- like former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder -- who have taken Biden to task for his comments, debunking the Obama administration's spin that Biden's comments were merely referencing the GOP's economic policies.

Obama-Backing NBA Star Denies Ties to Drug Dealers After Appearing in Pro-Drug ‘Stop Snitching’ DVD. By Mytheos Holt
Excerpt: Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks is something of a star since winning a bronze medal in the Olympics. …An underground DVD for sale in BaltimoreMD, titled “Stop Snitching,” features Anthony as one of its participants. … Actual drug dealers are featured on the DVD talking about the consequences of cooperating with police (“snitching”), with one even going so far as to say snitches should be taken care of by “putting a hole in their head.” (As for the bronze Olympic medal, he claims to have thrown it in a river. One of the “5 or 6 people more interesting” than O, per O. --Barb)

The Original Birthers? By Victor Davis Hanson
The Left went apoplectic over Romney’s recent joke about birth certificates — perhaps a tit-for-tat shot across Obama’s bow for the prior week’s presidential evocation of the old story of Romney’s dog on top of Romney’s car. But if pundits wish to be so angry at the birther joking, then they should go after the original birthers, who may have started the myth — the literary agency Dystel & Goderich, which for over 16 years in their promo bio listed Obama as Kenyan-born — 1991–2007 — without any apparent complaint or questioning by those who read it.

Neil Armstrong: First Man on Moon. John Noble Wilford
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/science/space/neil-armstrong-dies-first-man-on-moon.html?src=me&ref=general
Excerpt: On that day, Mr. Armstrong and his co-pilot, Col. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., known as Buzz, steered their lunar landing craft, Eagle, to a level, rock-strewn plain near the southwestern shore of the Sea of Tranquility. It was touch and go the last minute or two, with computer alarms sounding and fuel running low. But they made it.

Neil Armstrong: Barack Obama under pressure to grant state funeral. Nick Allen
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9501034/Neil-Armstrong-Barack-Obama-under-pressure-to-grant-state-funeral.html
Excerpt: The last non-president to be granted one was Gen Douglas MacArthur, the Second World War and Korean War soldier, in 1964, five years before Armstrong landed on the moon. Such an event typically involves pall-bearers from five branches of the US Armed Forces, a series of artillery salutes, a fly-past and a number of bands and choirs. The flag-draped coffin is taken in a horse-drawn gun-carriage and placed in the Capitol rotunda for a public viewing, and a service is held at the Washington National Cathedral.

Obama Disses America's Pope, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Doug Giles
http://townhall.com/columnists/douggiles/2012/08/26/obama_disses_americas_pope_cardinal_timothy_dolan
Excerpt: If Obama were wise he would really ramp up his misinformation machine. He should start giving away free weed, beer, hookers, tanks of gas, kazoos, Vaseline, stretch pants, whirly hats, Flowbees and ShamWows to anyone who
promises to vote for him because he just ticked off stacks of Catholics even further by dissing Cardinal Dolan for the DNC. Say “buh-bye” to a big ol’ voting block, Mr. Anti-Catholic-In-Chief.

DHS IG reviewed nearly 20,000 allegations of wrongdoing in 2011
Excerpt: Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General investigations during 2011 produced more than 200 convictions for crimes including bribery, fraud, bulk cash smuggling, and conspiracy to distribute narcotics, according to an OIG report. The OIG’s Office of Investigations—the principal agency within DHS with authority to investigate employee corruption—last year received and reviewed 19,848 allegations of wrongdoing by DHS employees and other individuals, according to the report. (Wow..... that's one hell of a lot of stuff going on in a department that is tasked with protecting all of us. I don't expect any large group of humans to be without a single bad actor, but this is pretty impressive. I wonder how many they didn't catch! --Del)

Andrew Mccarthy: The GOP And The Enemy Understanding The Muslim Brotherhood. By Ruth King 
Excerpt: I’m a big fan of the 1 percent. No, not the dastardly 1 percent of Occupy Wall Street myth; I’m partial, instead, to the 1 percent of Congress that takes seriously the threat of Islamic-supremacist influence operations against our government.

Sleeping with the Enemy in the "War on Women." Clarice Feldman
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/sleeping_with_the_enemy_in_the_war_against_women.html
Excerpt: Governor Romney has correctly noted that 92.3% of the jobs lost under Obama were women's jobs. But in an effort to distract from the fact that their mishandling of the economy has had dire affects on the lives of women, Democrats plan to highlight at their convention Sandra Fluke to remind us that Obamacare will provide women with "free" contraceptives. You'd have to be even more innumerate than the President is to believe that a benefit worth about $9 a month -- which you will in fact be paying for through that benighted legislation -- beats the opportunity to earn a living.

Muslim Eid riots in Denmark: Shootings, stoning the police, 60 club-wielding Muslims attack hospital
Excerpt: At the traditional Eid celebrations in the Muslim ghetto of Vollsmose in Denmark's third biggest city, Odense, a car arrives with two Muslims from a unwelcome gang. One of the two is shot and later stabbed, the other escapes. As the victim receives treatment at Odense University Hospital, 60-70 aggressive and violent Muslims arrive at the hospital, bringing weapons such as clubs, knives and even guns, wanting to kill him.

Chicago Needs Wyatt Earp. Rick Moran
Excerpt: New York liberals went ballistic when Mayor Rudy Guiliani began to arrest graffiti "artists," turnstile jumpers, vandals, and other petty criminals, enforcing laws that had rarely been enforced under previous mayors. It appeared to work. The message that the law would be enforced -- along with federal prison guidelines that took violent criminals off the streets for longer periods of time -- drove New York's crime rate down significantly.

Navy says thanks as hero retires
Excerpt: The hospital corpsman chief, shot in the head by a sniper two years ago in Iraq, never fully recovered and left the Navy on Friday after 14 years. The Port Angeles native was shot near Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on April 15, 2010, while providing medical support for a couple SEAL teams. The bullet pierced her helmet near her left temple, entered her skull, and came to rest behind her ear.

Must watch Glenn Beck interview with Brandon Raub's attorney.
This is the real nitty-gritty on that upsetting story about a Marine veteran being grabbed on his front porch by the FBI and local state troopers and taken to a psych ward for evaluation against his will. All because of some back and forth on Facebook with his friends/relatives in which a lot of complaints were mentioned about the government and a bunch of conspiracy theories were mentioned, and the possibility of some kind of revolt one of these days. The guy is a "truther", which does mean to me that he's definitely a bit far out there, but truthers have been around ever since 9-11, and last I knew none has ever been found to actually be dangerous. And for the government to sort through the billions of messages on the Net to find this guy chitchatting with a small group of friends and on that basis deciding to grab him up with no warrant, etc, and send him off to the funny farm....... that's the kind of stuff that makes you start to wonder who in hell is making such decisions, and why. But a good lawyer filed the right protest and a judge with his head on straight decided this was crazy, and said so plainly in his decision, and the poor victim was allowed to go home. There is likely to be a lawsuit against the government for this silly overkill in "security" programs, and I'm ready to write them a check to help with that. I hope they get to shine a bright light on this jackass mess and some jerk bureaucrats get to squirm and sweat in that light. And maybe others will figure out that a little bit of common sense needs to be applied as they look around for actual dangerous people scattered in the population. --Del Obama appointee Van Jones is a "truther," why is he free? ~Bob.

GOP winning national Medicare debate two weeks after Romney picked lightning rod Ryan. Matthew Boyle
http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/26/gop-winning-national-medicare-debate-two-weeks-after-romney-picked-lightning-rod-ryan/
Excerpt: Republicans are winning the political debate on entitlement reform and Medicare, issues long dominated by Democrats, in the wake of Mitt Romney’s selection of running mate Paul Ryan. A poll released last week shows seniors nationwide back the GOP proposals on Medicare overall, with tight battles in some key swing states.

Cartel member sentenced for conspiracy to acquire Stinger Missile
Excerpt: Mexican cartel member, David Diaz-Sosa, 27, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced this week, to 25 years in federal prison, to be followed by five years supervised release. Diaz-Sosa entered a guilty plea on April 19, 2011, to all four counts of the superseding indictment, which are, conspiracy to acquire and export an anti-aircraft missile; conspiracy to possess unregistered firearms (machine guns) and transfer firearms for use in a drug trafficking crime; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

America Meets Mr. Romney--Anticipating the highlights of the GOP's Tampa convention.
Excerpt: It is good that Joe Biden is going to the Republican National Convention to hold high the flag of his party. People make fun of his gaffes, of his embarrassing verbal forays, but he's no fool and he knows how to take it to the other guy. The speech he is working on, to be given in the heart of downtown, just across from the convention site, will be stirring and stentorian: "All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Tampa, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, 'Ich bin ein Tampon.'"

Mexico Says Police Shot U.S. Officials
Excerpt: Two U.S. diplomats were wounded in an attack Friday by gunmen that included members of Mexico's Federal Police, an incident likely to raise tensions between Washington and Mexico over the handling of the country's violent drug wars.

What if the mainstream media told the truth? By Wayne Allyn Root
Excerpt: Is it possible the mainstream media is finally starting to grasp what I predicted 3 months ago -- that Obama will lose in a landslide? The first domino has fallen. Ultra-left Newsweek’s cover story on Monday features a photo of Obama and the headline: “Hit the Road Barack, Why We Need a New President.” My, how the mighty have fallen. As the mainstream media realizes that Obama will not only lose, but lose big, I predict this will be the first of many negative headlines for Obama. No one likes to bet on a lame horse. (MSM telling the truth? What a fascinating, if archaic, concept. --Del)

Worth Reading: Obama, the Left, and Historical Revisionism. By David L. Goetsch
Excerpt: One of the principal strategies of the left for the past 40 years has been the dumbing down of America’s public schools. Dumbing down public education at all levels is how the left is transforming Americans into a flock of na├»ve, ill-informed, easily-led sheep. A major component of the dumbing down process is historical revisionism. (A nice note about the kinds of tools the Left uses to misinform people, slander their opponents, and generally serve their cause regardless of mere concerns about accuracy and truth. It's always a good thing to know your enemy and how he will attempt to attack or undermine your position. Recognizing the methods used by him makes it easier to counter or rebut them. In these days of accelerating back and forth attack ads, knowledge is power, but you have to have good ways to employ that knowledge against the other guys. --Del)

Israel Faces The Cynical World. By Caroline Glick
Excerpt: This week a German doctor in Bavaria filed a criminal complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg's "crime"? He performs ritual circumcisions on Jewish male infants in accordance with Jewish law. The doctor's complaint came shortly after a ruling by a court in Cologne outlawing the practice of male circumcision.

University Of Virginia Rejects President Obama’s Speaking Request
 Excerpt: The University of Virginia on Friday declined President Barack Obama’s request to speak at the university when he visits Charlottesville on Wednesday, a UVA spokesperson confirmed to WVIR-TV. UVA shot down the president after his campaign reportedly requested the use of one of their two outdoor venues: the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza.

Obama's Budget to Add $4.4 Trillion to Debt in Next Four Years. On track to $20 trillion in debt in 2016.
Excerpt- As the chart notes, staying on the same path will mean that debt is expected to hit $17.5 trillion in 2013, $18.5 trillion in 2014, $19.4 trillion in 2015, and $20.3 trillion in 2016.

Excerpt: In his “Keeping them Honest” segment tonight, Anderson Cooper completely exposed Debbie Wasserman Schultz over her lies about Romney’s position on abortion.

An Ultimatum for Iran: Our options against a nuclear-armed Iran are bad. Doing nothing is worse. By Charles Krauthammer
Excerpt: Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan Horse or it is on the cusp of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. What's alarming is not just Iran’s increasing store of uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry. It’s also the increasingly menacing annihilationist threats emanating from Iran’s leaders. 

Apparently, poisoning dogs in Spain isn’t enough, now Muslims are attacking people walking their dogs
Excerpt: BNI has reported on the shocking rise in pet dog poisonings near Muslim areas of Europe and in Muslim-majority countries. Now, Muslim hatred of dogs has become violent, with several attacks on people walking their dogs in the park. When police arrive to help, they are attacked by Muslims, too.

Worth Reading: Obama, Holder Sledgehammer the First Amendment. By William Tate
Excerpt: In a move that could have chilling First Amendment consequences, the Obama regime this week showed that it's willing to use the full weight and power of the Justice Department to pummel any media outlet that doesn't toe the party line. Within days of the Gallup Organization issuing, essentially, a veiled warning to the Obama gang about tinkering with unemployment numbers, Obama's DOJ jumped, jackboots first, into a multi-million dollar legal action against Gallup, in a case initiated by a former Obama operative…..This far out from the election, Likely Voter numbers are about as convincing as David Axelrod's combover. What Axelrod and his co-conspirators are really worried about are Gallup's jobless numbers.

Excerpt: Internal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been “cooking the books” in order to reach their “record” number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents, the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming.

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