Sunday, October 27, 2013

Today's political offerings

Guest Post: Another Scandal Brewing?

Mossad's licence to kill
Excerpt: The Mossad assassins could have felt only satisfaction when the news broke that they had succeeded in killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a top Hamas military commander, in Dubai last month. The Israeli government's refusal to comment on the death has once more gained worldwide publicity for Mossad, its feared intelligence service. (W`e will come to this...or we will lose. ~Bob)
Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov't Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers
Excerpt: Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau. They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines

Obamacare too costly for rich Coloradans, Democrat congressman says. By Tori Richards
Excerpt: One of President Obama’s most ardent liberal supporters has defected from Obamacare. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, told a Colorado health policy think tank that Obamacare premiums will be too expensive for some of the wealthiest addresses in America – ski resorts like Breckenridge and Keystone. He says he’s asking the feds to let them sit out the president’s national health system. (My rep in PA also had similar horror stories from his constituents. No matter how many such reports we distribute, they will only be the tip of the iceberg. The Left will be forced to distance itself from Obama en masse at this critical time (elections coming). --Don Hank)

The White House’s Smear Strategy
Excerpt: Apparently, Obama's deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors told top Senate Democrats Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Patty Murray that during a White House meeting, a senior House Republican leader had said to the President, "I cannot even stand to look at you." Senator Durbin then repeated the story on his Facebook page, where it came to the attention of House leaders, who denied it. As it turns out, it was a lie. Jay Carney himself has confirmed that the incident never took place.

Michigan University Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare. By Sarah Jean Seman 
Excerpt: Cornerstone University promotes building “a life that matters” — which to them does not include supplying employees with birth control, sterilization, and abortifacients. The Michigan school filed jointly against Obamacare's HHS Mandate Wednesday alongside of Iowa’s Dordt College.

CBS News: Obamacare's Entire Financial Model is In Danger of Collapsing. By Guy Benson 
Excerpt: With so much of the media's attention fixated on Obamacare's technological meltdown, some important storylines have gone under-explored. CBS news, to its credit delved into one of them today, noting that of the people who have successfully obtained coverage under the new law, it appears that the vast majority of them are new Medicaid enrollees. And that poses a mortal threat to the entire structure of the law:

Excerpt: News came out this week that the U.S. Air Force Academy is bowing to an anti-religious extremist group who are demanding that cadets be excused from saying "so help me God" when being sworn into their oath of office. The pressure group is the fine sounding "Military Foundation For Religious Freedom", an anti-religious group, run by a pseudo RINO conservative named Mikey Weinstein, and promoted by former MASH actor Mike Farrell who has spent his post MASH decades campaigning for every liberal cause dreamed up by California liberals. Part of their motto is "their is no God in the U.S. Military." The organization is funded by liberals, and thanks to Valerie Jarrett on Obama's White House staff, they are now included in the Combined Federal Campaign, and allocated a portion of the charity to divorce the soldier from God.

Police, Islamic Extremists in Pakistan Hunt for Christian Accused of 'Blasphemy'
Excerpt: Police and a banned Islamic extremist group in Lahore, Pakistan are searching for a young Christian accused of blasphemy – with the extremist group calling for his death – after he sought to correct misconceptions about Christianity in a Muslim book, sources said. ... How dare someone use derogatory language against our beloved prophet … Don’t they know that the Koran orders us to slit the throat of whoever is disrespectful to Allah’s beloved prophet?” (Didn't get the "Islam is a Religion of Peace": memo. ~Bob)

Armenian ‘orphan rug’ is in White House storage, as unseen as genocide is neglected
Excerpt: If you can read a carpet’s cues, the plants and animals depicted on the rug may represent the Garden of Eden, which is about as far removed as possible from the rug’s origins in the horrific events of 1915, when the fracturing and senescent Ottoman Empire began a murderous campaign against its Armenian population. Between 1 million and 1.5 million people were killed or died of starvation, and others were uprooted from their homes in what has been termed the first modern and systematic genocide. ... But on Sept. 12, the Smithsonian scholar who helped organize the event canceled it, citing the White House’s decision not to loan the carpet.

Christian book burning in Raqqa
Excerpt: The militia of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the faction that in several regions of Syria monopolized the armed insurrection against the regime in Damascus in recent days have organized a book burning of Bibles and Christian books in front of the Greek - Catholic church of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Raqqa, the Syrian city which has been for months under the control of anti-Assad militias. (Good thing it wasn't a Qur'an being burned--there would have been violence. ~Bob)

Husband forces wife to drink acid
Excerpt: A man in Sheikhupura district forced his wife to drink acid after she gave birth to a babygirl, reported a private TV channel on Sunday. (Meanwhile, feminists are worried about the GOP's "war on women" since they don't want to force people to pay for birth control for yuppie college students. ~Bob)

Taxpayers foot £350k legal bill for Muslim pubic hair battle
Excerpt: Taxpayers have been left with a legal bill of £350,000 after Muslim parents went to court to win right to shave their disabled daughter's pubic hair.
Excerpt: For instance, notes Trager, Al-Aswany declared earlier this year on Egyptian television that President Obama is prevented from “go[ing] against Israel’s desire” by a “massive Zionist organization” that “rules America.” Al-Aswany also holds the bizarre conspiratorial view that the United States supported the virulently anti-Semitic and anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in order to help Israel. (Good fit for the Times. ~Bob)

Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine as UN blasts human rights record
Excerpt: Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United Nations report blasted the Islamic republic for its systematic persecution of non-Muslims.

Owner says deadly Hopkinton explosion caused by burglars using torch to open safe of fireworks
Excerpt: A safe full of fireworks and an acetylene torch caused an explosion that took the lives of two men who police said were attempting an early morning burglary at a landscaping company. Lucas Burke, 21, of Allenstown and Ethan Keeler, 20, of Epsom died in a blast at New Yard Landscaping at 67 Farrington Corner Road. ... "The whole thing went up and blew their bodies apart," Komisarek said.

Excerpt: For years conservatives have use the words “Personal Responsibility” in reference to people getting off of government assistance programs and being self reliant. Many in the African American community have an instant reaction to these words. As an American of African decent myself, I have seen first hand the anger these words elicit, especially when I speak them.

Excerpt: Elderly New Yorkers are in a panic after getting notices that insurance companies are booting their doctors from the Medicare Advantage program as a result of the shifting medical landscape under ObamaCare. That leaves patients with unenviable choices: keep the same insurance plan and find another doctor, pay out of pocket or look for another plan where their physician is a member.

10 Senate Democrats sign Shaheen letter pushing for open enrollment extension, By Aaron Blake
Ten Senate Democrats have signed on to a letter crafted by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) urging the Obama administration to extend the open enrollment period for the recently launched health-care exchanges. (Delay Obamacare? Must be a bunch of racist,terrorist, hostage-taking Tea Party wackos. Obamacare is the law of the land--including the parts Obama changed without a vote of Congress. ~Bob)
Tweet from Ed ‏@EDinCali
Do you realize? 5 years of Obama/Hillary foreign policy results our friends no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us

Irony: #Obama's new top economics adviser charged w/ fixing  is from same Bain Capital Romney helmed & was vilified 4

Woman who helped UK Soldier Murdered by Muslims, Targeted by Muslims and Police. By Daniel Greenfield 
Excerpt: No good deed goes unpunished in Eurabia and Londonistan. The media used Ingrid Loyau-Kennett’s courage to put a positive spin on the brutal Muslim murder of Lee Rigby. But the police who stayed away from the scene while the butchers ranted and raved from theKoran were quick to go after her.

Means-Tested Handout Recipients Now Outnumber Full-Time Workers in USA.
Excerpt: Reestablishing America is not going to be easy, now that we have passed the tipping point, with more people collecting means-tested handouts than there are working full time: "There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers."

UK: Benefits Couple Demand a Bigger House Because They Are Lesbians. By Andy Wells
Excerpt: However, their £608-a-week B&B room is paid for by the taxpayer, and makes up a £53,000-a-year benefits handout on top of income support and child benefit. The pair now want want the council to give them a bigger house for their brood. They argue they would be able to work if they weren't bullied about their sexuality - and afford a house themselves. [I lived once in a West Yorkshire town that turned out to be Lesbian Mecca. These two don't look like lesbians to me. Kate]

To Bob from Kate: One for us girlie-girls, please:
VIDEO: What a difference a half century makes (Jackie vs. Mooch) 
Kick That Donkey: Expand Jobs Footprint with Coal. By John Ransom
Excerpt: Coal means cheap energy; coal means more jobs; coal means America's energy independence. Every year I celebrate Earth Day with tips and ideas on how readers can expand their carbon footprint. Now, below, you’ll find the newest, top ten ways I recommend to expand your carbon footprint on October 29th, 2013 Anno Domini, to celebrate Count on Coal Day.

5 Political Fallacies Too Many Americans Embrace. By John Hawkins
Excerpt: As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."This is why our Founding Fathers made this country a republic, not a democracy. They believed that the people should have their say, but also that certain underlying rules should remain in place that should take precedence over the will of a simple majority.

New Regulations Threaten Freedom of Press in United Kingdom. By Mike McNally
Excerpt: In a move that would be unthinkable to most Americans, politicians in Britain are on the brink of introducingstatutory regulation of the press in a bid to curb what they see as the excesses of the nation’s newspapers. Those behind the proposals are taking advantage of the lack of explicit free speech or press freedom protections in the UK’s piecemeal constitution, which is partly written and partly based on convention. At the end of the day, what Parliament says, goes.

Charles Krauthammer, revealed. By Thomas Lifson
Excerpt: One of the great delights of that show is watching Krauthammer disagree with Williams, and observing the facial expression of Juan as he reacts. Like most intelligent liberals, Williams realizes that Krauthammer's mind is extraordinarily penetrating, and his views cannot be dismissed idly. Often there is more than a hint of dismay in the visage of Williams after Dr. K has spoken. hile I was aware that Charles Krauthammer suffered a severed spinal cord in his early 20s, after diving into a swimming pool and hitting his head on the bottom, and was wheelchair-bound ever since, I did not know the details of his amazing response.
Israel's European Challenge. By Caroline Glick
Excerpt: For some time, in contempt of Israeli law and the agreements signed between Israel and the PLO, the EU has been financing illegal building by Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. What was new in last month’s incident was the deployment of European diplomats at the scene to provide diplomatic cover for Palestinian law-breakers, and of course their willingness to physically assault Israeli security forces. In recent months, there has been a palpable escalation of European hostility toward Israel.

New Yorkers are about to elect a Left-wing extremist--Bill de Blasio--as their mayor. Why? By Robert Wargas
Excerpt: His answer to every question is to harangue a vague income category known as “the rich”. The only thing a socialist hates more than poverty is affluence. His only concrete policy ideas are tax raises on those making over $500,000 per year and universal pre-kindergarten for children.

Manchester United apologize for publication of Nazi Swastika-style logo on club email. By Mark Ogden
Excerpt: Manchester United have issued an unreserved apology and launched an internal investigation following the publication of a Swastika-style club logo on a weekly email sent to supporters. The United Uncovered email, which bears the offending image, also carries the heading of New Order - a term linked to Nazism following Adolf Hitler’s call in 1941 for a European New Order - above images of several players, including Adnan Januzaj, David de Gea and Danny

It's Not Fecundophobia, It's Family Phobia. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: The left has few children. It’s quite aware of the Idiocracy paradigm. It’s afraid of being “outbred”. It compensates by controlling education and pop culture, reproducing through influence rather than genetics, the DNA of ideas, and importing large numbers of dependent groups who will vote reliably for them along with their many children (also not weird or a problem). But it still seeks to lower the birth rate for those it considers its enemies.

Somalis in America Sympathize With Somali Pirates, Not Americans. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: Clearly this is a problem that only can be solved with more Somali settlers moving out of the Midwest and into coastal states. And then Americans can finally experience Somali piracy without going anywhere near Africa. These people are not Americans. They have no interest in being Americans. They’re sponging off America while sympathizing with Somali pirates. They’re no different than the Muslim terrorist supporters who move to Jersey City and send money to the Taliban. (Los Angeles all over again. Angelenos never say, "I am an American." They always say, "I was born in this country." Kate.)

Mexico Gangs Steal Aid From Hurricane Victims. By Joel Himelfarb
Excerpt: Gangs are preventing victims of Hurricane Manuel in southern Mexico from receiving desperately needed assistance, the Latin American Herald Tribune reported. The Tribune, citing an account in the Mexican newspaper Reforma, reported that some of the worst problems occurred in Guerrero state, where gunmen stole relief workers’ SUVs, forcing workers to return to headquarters on foot.

Detroit Police Chief Narrowly Avoids Carjacking. By Daniel Greenfield

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue: The devices would track every mile you drive —possibly including your location — and the government would use the data to draw up a tax bill.
Excerpt: As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car. The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America's major roads….In Nevada, where about 50 volunteers' cars were equipped with the devices not long ago, drivers were uneasy about the government being able to monitor their every move. (Progressive and Allstate insurance offering tracking for “discounts if qualify.” --Barb)

Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged
Excerpt: He was not fired for revealing any secrets, but for making disparaging comments about thin-skinned administration players ranging from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. What apparently intensified the campaign to identify the “snarker” was a comment about Valerie Jarrett, the senior Obama adviser who has her own Secret Service detail and appears to exercise an inordinate amount of power behind the scenes. Joseph tweeted “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.” (Article notes Jarrett referred to as “Rasputin.” --Barb)

American 'revolutionary hijacker' in Cuba dreams of return to US: Almost three decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba and serving 13 years in jail, William Potts wants to go home
Excerpt: William Potts burned with a desire to change the world, but nothing turned out the way he planned. Dreaming of helping the struggle to uproot global oppression, he dropped out of college, became a Muslim and went to join the Namibian freedom movement…So he returned to the US and, in 1984, concealed a .25-calibre pistol in a plaster cast and hijacked a plane to Cuba, among the last of dozens of self-styled revolutionary hijackings. (Happy to chip in for his ticket home...if I can serve on the firing squad. I'll bring my own rifle and ammo. ~Bob)

Capitol Police investigating Navy Yard ‘stand down’ claim
“Norton spoke with Capitol Police officers at the Navy Yard and she understands their frustration that the tactical team was not allowed to proceed,” her office said in a statement. 
“Norton believes an investigation is necessary to determine whether other tactical police forces were on the scene or available, whether lives could have been saved by Capitol Police without putting the Capitol at risk, and if there was proper coordination of police forces.” Dine said that the review would be led by Michael Strenger, assistant sergeant at arms for protective services and continuity. The review is due to be completed by Oct. 21. (Oh, gee, so many more fires/smoke/scandals/things to stress about, these 12 folks are under the bus with the 4 from Benghazi and Lord knows how many more…. WHO CARES? --Barb)

Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website
Excerpt: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company. Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. (Since site does not work, is there any recourse to recoup the taxpayer $$ or sue for false business practices? A “no bid contract”???? They’re either totally inept (racist, racist) or it is deliberate, folks. Supposed to crash the entire system and cause chaos. Let ‘s go campaign. Forward. Change. --Barb)

As this mess (Obamacare) unravels, people become more and more frustrated, and the truth about Obamacare starts to sink in, it will be time for Obama and his minions to step forward and offer to simplify everything and make it easy for everyone. No more insurance companies, no more hassle, the government will make it all better with single payer. That was the goal all along. And I guarantee you; at that point, websites and phone banks will work flawlessly, just like magic. --Morgan Brittany

Excerpt: Each morning we wake up, open up the newspaper, turn on the television, or fire up the computer, and we will surely read about something that shakes our world a bit...something that goes against the old values we've held for a lifetime. Too many times we ponder that even in isolation; we say that doesn't make sense! We question how the vilest of acts could have been perpetrated in the world we knew so well! I am as guilty of looking at things with too much simplicity as anyone else. But when you really take a step back, when you think about how that vile crime, or that monstrous attack on human dignity, or that variation on moral behavior, you can more easily understand the world we are living in today. Sometimes, we must step back from the trees in order to see the whole forest. And having stepped back, and having pondered today's ever evolving world, I would argue that we are living through the total collapse of our institutions, the code of law and the code of conduct that makes us civilized.

Israel issues warning on report on Iran bomb
So how's that "Soft power, international reset going" Mr. President? ~Bob. Excerpt: A new report that says Iran may need as little as a month to produce enough uranium for a nuclear bomb is further evidence for why Israel will take military action before that happens, an Israeli defense official said Friday.

Worshipping Minorities
Excerpt: Recently, a tenured UNC professor was forced to retire early because of offensive remarks he made in the classroom. Had he not retired early, he might have been stripped of tenure altogether. Or he might have simply been disallowed to teach and instead assigned to handle various administrative tasks. He was already serving a temporary suspension from the classroom when he decided to avoid further embarrassment by taking his early retirement. It’s worth taking a few minutes to discuss what he did in order to land in such hot water with the university administration. It speaks volumes about the current cultural climate in higher education.

4 Teens Charged in Death of WWII Veteran, Hot Tamale King
Excerpt: Assistant police chief Andrew Kaho tells the Delta Democrat Times Terrance Morgan and Edward Johnson, both 19; and Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray, both 18, were arrested in connection with the incident. Each of the four is charged with capital murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. (If Obama had a son, who in this story would he look like? No word from the WH. ~Bob)

News Anchor Completely Loses It For The Best Possible Reason

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