Sunday, September 2, 2012

Old Jarhead's Political Sitrep for September 3, 2012

Formerly "Political Digest." (I decided to change the name when I saw there were too many "political digests" around. Some folks thought I was copying others when my readers and I were compiling this one. "SitRep" is military speak for "Situation Report.") 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 presented, 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.

Worth Reading: The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. By Chet Nagle 
Excerpt: In 1966, a Soviet captain ran his submarine aground on a Massachusetts beach in a comedy film titled “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming.” In 2012, a Russian captain took his submarine into the Gulf of Mexico and did not run it aground. Instead, he proved the United States could neither detect nor deter him, and then sailed home. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) did not think it was a comedy. (Chet Nagle is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Pentagon official, and author of the terrific political thrillers, The Iran Covenant and The Woolsorter's Plague. ~Bob.)

Worth Reading: Obama's 'Confident Ignorance' At Root Of His Failure. By Thomas Sowell
Excerpt: Obama did not simply happen to encounter a lot of people on the far-left fringe during his life. As he spells out in his book, he actively sought out such people. There is no hint of the slightest curiosity on his part about other visions of the world that might be weighed against the vision he had seized upon.

A general reminds us who we are is a 30 minute address by a Marine general to the American Legion. He really wraps it up very, very well. Worth a listen, worth passing on. Actually, it's not a good speech.... it's a great speech, and I wish every American could hear it. --Del

In Vietnam, Message of Equality Is Challenged by Widening Wealth Gap. By Thomas Fuller
Excerpt: The daughter of a member of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s Politburo, the country’s most powerful political body, Ms. Huong had only days before been appointed the head of a state-owned construction company. Commentators on the Internet expressed outrage that someone so young — she is reported to be 24 — held such a senior corporate post. “Taking a little girl who just graduated from journalism school and making her the director general of a construction company is no different than making a one-legged man a soccer goalie,” read a comment on Pham Viet Dao, a popular blog by a Vietnamese writer of the same name. “Sorry to say — this is so stupid.” ((The "Socialist Republic" is just a government of gangsters, running things for the good of themselves and their families. Marx would vomit on them if he were alive. --Del. Most of the "rich" in "Communist" China are family of the ruling class. Socialism can't change human nature--but it can facilitate corruption. ~Bob.)

Obama's 'intelligence' agencies urge preparing for a 'post-Israel Middle East'
Excerpt: Remember Chas Freeman (pictured), President Obama's original choice for Director of National Intelligence? Chas didn't get the position because 'powerful bloggers' like yours truly worked hard to expose his indifference to the torture and murder of Chinese dissidents and his being deep in the pockets of the Saudi royal family. Instead, Obama appointed James Clapper, who told Congress that China is the United States' biggest mortal threat, and that the Muslim Brotherhood is secular and will save us from al-Qaeda. (The hands of Israel's betrayers have been in our White House, plotting her destruction since noon on Jan. 20, 2009. Netanyahu and his supporters are right. Time for a strike is up. He understands that Obama's reign insists upon Israel being incinerated. That's clear as a bell. Who is left who doesn't understand this monumentally evil cabal, led by B. Hussein's brain, Valerie Jarret, born and raised for her 1st 10 years in Iran, with extensive contacts with the turbaned masters of the Iranian people. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Jarrett is one of the principal mole agents working for the mullahs and against the Iranian people. --DH.)

ICE chief of staff resigns after allegations of lewd conduct
 Excerpt: A top official at Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned following allegations by several subordinates of lewd behavior. ICE Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr submitted her resignation in a letter, obtained by, to ICE Director John Morton. She rejected the allegations against her as "unfounded" but said she didn't want to distract from the agency's mission. (This is the new normal for the Democrat party. --Don Hank)

When The Financial Clock Strikes Zero – Half Of Americans Pass Away With Nearly Zero Wealth. The Middle Class Has Contracted By Ten Percent In The Last 40 Years.
Excerpt: A recent study demonstrates the precarious financial position many Americans find their lives in. 

Detroit Man Attempts To Turn Himself In For Double Homicide… Police Too Busy To Arrest Him
Excerpt: A Detroit man suspected of fatally shooting two men attempted to turn himself in on Saturday but, to his surprise, there were apparently no police officers available to take him into custody. (This reminds me of working (As a CHP Officer) in So Cal, stopping a van filled wit 20-30 Illegal aliens, calling for Border Patrol, and being told either "They are too busy" or " They have no unit available" California--You are going to see a LOT of this. --DH)

Obama's less than warm welcome to Iowa
Excerpt: Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, "Obama Welcome to SUX - We Did Build This." "SUX" is the airport code for Sioux City. (Gee, I wonder how many times Obama has regretted his "You didn't build that" comment. --Todd)

Will Tel Aviv burn while Obama fiddles? By Ken Timmerman
Excerpt: The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, released on Thursday, should give all of us pause. It shows that Iran has made dramatic progress in just the past three months in expanding uranium enrichment all the while it continues to stiff arm international inspectors seeking to gain access to an alleged nuclear weapons development site.

Look who parks their cash at Bain. By Deroy Murdock
Excerpt: But Bain’s private-equity executives have enriched dozens of organizations and millions of individuals in the Democratic base — including some who scream most loudly for President Obama’s re-election.

How Clinton plans to upstage the president By Edward Klein
Excerpt: The Clinton-Obama feud is the worst-kept secret in the Democratic Party. It traces back to the bruising 2008 primary campaign, when Obama’s surrogates lambasted Bill and Hillary for being “racists” and a Clinton aide said of Obama that he “embraces the politics of trash.” 

Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama: The U.S. is harder on its ally than on Iran's nuclear program.
Excerpt: Barack Obama is fond of insisting that he "has Israel's back." Maybe he
should mention that to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. In remarks to journalists in London quoted by the Guardian, General Martin Dempsey warned that any Israeli attack on Iran would "clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran's nuclear programs."

Rabbi beating sparks fury in Germany
Didn't get the memo. ~Bob. Excerpt: The brutal daylight beating of a rabbi in front of his six-year-old daughter sparked furious condemnation in Germany Thursday, with some Jewish groups saying they feared a rise in anti-Semitic behaviour. The attack on the 53-year-old by four youths, thought to be Arabs, left him hospitalised and the Jewish community outraged, already up in arms over a court ruling in western Germany that outlaws religious circumcision.

Excerpt: What he did not realize was that while he was trying to put out what he considered a fire, the person fanning the flames was sitting just one flight up from him: Valerie Jarrett, the Obamas’ first friend, the proposal’s chief patron and a tenacious White House operator who would ultimately outmaneuver not only Mr. Daley but also the vice president in her effort to include the broadest possible contraception coverage in the administration’s health care overhaul.

Mother Of Fallen Seal Rebukes Obama, Clinton

The Biggest Reason Why California Is Bankrupt
Excerpt: California's state government had 9.3 percent more employees in 2011 than it did 10 years earlier - closely tracking overall population growth - but its payroll costs had jumped by 42.4 percent, according to a new Census Bureau report.

Jerry Brown Challenges Chris Christie to 3-Mile Race, Push-Up Contest, as California Collapses.
Excerpt: Governer Moonbeam is destroying California, and the people cheer him because he can toss off a few fat jokes while whoring out his constituency to the Unions.

The Whole Truth
Doctors ad on Medicare. Share. ~Bob

U.S. Election 2012: Obama won my support in 2008 -- but it won't happen again. By Daniel Hannan
Excerpt: Yet, if we employ the measure used to calculate the Maastricht criteria, the US has a larger national debt than Greece’s. And whereas a Greek default might be managed as a controlled explosion, a collapse in the US would blow the world economy to splinters. Whether Mitt Romney can eliminate the deficit is not clear. What is beyond doubt, though, is that Mr Obama cannot.

The surprising journeys of 40 Democrats and Independents from across America who supported Obama in 2008.

U.S. Ends Criminal Probe of Controversial Arizona Sheriff
Excerpt: The federal government has closed a criminal probe of alleged financial misconduct by Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as "America's toughest sheriff," saying no charges would be filed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

From a reader
I bet Obama didn't dare say that Neil Armstrong didn't do that... --GS

Dude, I am "The Poor," ...and They DO Eat up-to-the-moment response to decades-out-of-touch Los Angeles Times' David Lazarus. By Frances John
Excerpt: Mr. David Lazarus Dude, They DO eat cake...and pizza, donuts, rice, tacos, linapet, rice, frijoles, rice, pie, double chocolate muffins, pancit, rice, French fries, whole roast pig, rice, the whole tray of baklava by themselves...Dude...I spent 30 years in Great Britain without ever seeing one person as hefty as what's hauling itself around LA in great numbers. Six years in that dump listening to those whiners whine (in between biting and swallowing and waddling to that lunch truck...Dude! It made me a Republican!)

The Abuser in Chief
Excerpt: Calling America "lazy" last weekend was only the latest and broadest insult from President Obama. America has become accustomed to Obama's lashing out at entire groups of people. What has been all too little appreciated is his seeming delight in bullying, if not demeaning, individuals face-to-face. He is protected from angry responses not just by the Secret Service, but by the reverence his victims have for the office he holds. (It's The Chicago Way. ~Bob.)

Kirstie Alley makes Clint Eastwood's day. By Christie D'Zurilla
Excerpt: If Clint Eastwood proved Thursday that the Republican Party has least one friend in Hollywood, Kirstie Alley proved Friday that Clint Eastwood has at least one Hollywood friend in the Democratic Party. "I just saw Clint Eastwood's speech and I LOVED it!!," Alley tweeted early Friday. "Funny as hell & on point!!..& I'm a Democrat... US media is SO biased in favor of Dems.

Two Afghan children beheaded in separate incidents
Didn't get the memo. ~Bob. Excerpt: An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban.

Didn't get the memo. ~Bob. Excerpt: A woman and her four daughters were killed in a Chicha Watni village on Wednesday night allegedly by one of her sons.

Obama speech to soldiers met with silence. By Neil Munro
Excerpt: The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech. CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over

Russia's Putin calls for Stalin-style "leap forward." By Gleb Bryanski 
Excerpt: Russia needs a "leap forward" to rejuvenate its sprawling defense industry, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, harkening back to the ambitious industrialization carried out by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in the run-up to World War Two. "We should carry out the same powerful, all-embracing leap forward in modernization of the defense industry as the one carried out in the 1930s," Putin told his Security Council, without mentioning Stalin by name.

Media Strikes Back After Dirty Harry Dares To Mock Obama
Excerpt: Eastwood hit Obama in every sweet spot we've been waiting for him to get hit on: The incompetence; the lies; the empty, pretentious rhetoric; the inexperience; and that roaring blowhard of a moron Obama chose to be a heartbeat away. Oh, and the empty chair. Other than an empty suit, there is no sharper metaphor.

Netanyahu Goes Nuclear On Obama. By AWR Hawkins
Excerpt: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly shouted "Time has run out!" at U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro, as the two met in Israel earlier this week and discussed the Obama administration's position on Iran…..Shapiro responded by alleging that Netanyahu was "distorting Obama's position." Following this, a no-holds-barred shouting match broke out as the fuming Israeli PM let loose on the U.S. ambassador.

Obama Campaigns As Red State Drowns; Seven Rallies Before Louisiana Visit. By John Nolte 
Excerpt: As you all probably know by now, as of this morning, President Obama had no scheduled plans to visit Louisiana -- the state hit hardest by Hurricane Isaac. That is, until newly minted GOP nominee Mitt Romney announced immediately after his convention that he would visit the storm-ravaged area. Romney's there now as I write this and not long after his trip was announced, liked a jilted suitor on the chase, President Obama announced he would squeeze in some time for a similar visit. 

Excerpt: Some people are panning Clint Eastwood’s speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention. But if we ignore the somewhat awkward, ad-lib delivery, he said four important things:….

Excerpt: In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” then-presidential candidate Barack Obama wrote: “I owe those unions. When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away. I don’t consider this corrupting in any way.” After Big Labor spent nearly $1 billion to get President Obama and his forced-unionism allies elected in 2008, Obama did not disappoint.

Ethics panel extends probe of Rep. Andrews
Excerpt: The House Ethics Committee on Friday announced it has extended its investigation into Rep. Rob Andrews over allegations that the New Jersey Democrat misused campaign funds to take private family trips. The secretive panel also released a lengthy report from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) detailing the allegations, including charges that Andrews tapped tens-of-thousands of dollars in campaign funds to cover a 2011 trip to a wedding in Scotland, as well as multiple visits the same year to Los Angeles with his daughters.

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