Thursday, December 3, 2015

The San Berdo Terror and more political news and opinion

Pints and Politics: Islam and Shari'a Law
Monthly, the Dane County Republican Party holds Pints and Politics at a local bar, with a speaker and free admission--you pay only for what you eat and drink. On Tuesday, December 1, I was the speaker on the topic "Islam and Shari'a Law." Between Parris and the San Berdo Terror on Wednesday, it was unfortunately very timely. The turnout, probably because of the topic, was 40% to 50% larger that the last couple, despite a competing GOP fundraiser. My talk was well received, lots of questions and thankfully no one passed an invite to their local Jihadist. I gave out a 12-page handout, posted below. ~Bob

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We are swamped with engagements and holiday stuff, so as usual I had to delete many emails unread. Sorry. ~Bob

Workplace Violence or Global Warming?  Police, feds probe terror as possible motive in SoCal massacre
Excerpt: Law enforcement authorities are eyeing terrorism as a possible motive for an attack in Southern California that left 14 dead and was carried out with cold precision by a "devout" Muslim and his wife, who were killed hours later in a shootout with police.
Dressed in tactical gear, wearing GoPro cameras and toting assault rifles, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, burst into a San Bernardino social services facility and shot up a conference room where Farook's employer, the county health department, was hosting a holiday party. The pair escaped in a black SUV after the attack, which authorities said was over within minutes, only to resurface four hours later and less than 2 miles away in a fierce gun battle on the city's main drag. ... Farook, who Burguan said was born in the U.S. and had worked at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health for five years, was described by co-workers as a "devout" Muslim, who lived in a home in nearby Redlands, which sources described as "an IED factory." (Farook and his wife left their 6-month-old girl with Farook’s grandmother Wednesday and said they had a doctor’s appointment." They abandoned their child? Okay, stop. This was not driven by a workplace dispute. To leave your infant child and then commit horrific violence that is likely to lead to your death from police action requires an almost otherworldly devotion to . . . some other cause, something you consider more important than life, death, and the inherent biological urge to protect your offspring. “Larry from accounting keeps taking the last doughnut at staff meetings” or “they took my red Swingline stapler” isn’t the sort of motive at work here. What motivation have we seen that would make seemingly ordinary people go on mass-murdering attacks? What ideology or twisted religious fervor have we seen people willing to sacrifice their children for, willing to die for? ... "The couple didn’t leave behind a note at Inland Regional. But they did stash three explosive devices -- rigged to a remote-controlled toy car -- that didn’t go off." See, when your perpetrators are using explosive devices, it’s stupid to argue that gun-control laws are the right solution here. --Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt. Will be an interesting come-to-Jesus moment for liberals, where they will have to convince us not to generalize about Muslims, while telling us it is correct to generalize about gun owners. Obama has already started to lay the tracks. --George. Right now Obama and Hillary are scouring YouTube for a video to blame. ~Bob)

Here's my take on the San Berdo Terror
Though the administration and the media pretend otherwise, the motive behind the murders of a Muslim Immigrant and the son of Muslim immigrants (described as a "Devout Muslim) is no more difficult than figuring out the motive of the Muslim immigrant who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee, or the motives of the Muslim immigrants who killed three and wounded hundreds at the Boston Marathon, or the son of Muslim immigrants who killed 13 at Fort Hood. It is Radical Islam. And you cannot tell when a seemingly peaceful Muslim will become radicalized on the Internet or at his local mosque. It is clear that this Muslim couple were planning terror and violence from the arms and gear they had and the bombs they were making. I don't think this facility was their original target, but that something at the Christmas party set him off and they pushed the "go" button. Frankly, had they waited and carried out a more methodical attack, many more might have die. We will never know. Again, this is a "gun free" zone. I don't think my or many concealed carry guns would compete well with body armor and rifles, but it would be nice to go down shooting if you have to go down. ~Bob

Satire: Obama, Kerry and Hilary to publish revised translation of the Qur'an. By Robert A. Hall
Faced with the intractable problem that many millions of Muslims don't understand that "Islam is a Religion of Peace," and that the head of ISIS who reports a doctorate in Islamic Studies, or the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is clearer in violation of Islam when they hand gays and stone women for adultery, or that our ally Saudi Arabia fails to get the essence of Islam when the oppress women and execute witches, by Executive Order, President Obama has ordered a new translation of the Holy Qur'an. The team effort will be led by John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, who, though they don't speak and read Arabic, are Obama-certified experts on Islam. Work is already underway. For example Sura 9:5 (The Sura of the Sword) was previously mistranslated to read: "When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way. God is forgiving and merciful." The Obama-approved correct new translation will now read, "When the sacred months are over, you may find yourself offended by infidels and driven mad by global warming,   which may drive you to slay the offenders wherever you find them. You may arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them, but do not mention Allah or Islam lest the unbelievers be given the false impression that Islam is not a religion of peace. If the offenders repent and pray to Allah and render the alms levy to the mosque and to Allah's government, and promise to vote Democrat and support multiculturalism, allow them to go their way. God is forgiving and merciful."

Older, on point: Obama’s disturbing pattern of playing down Islamic terror
Excerpt: This is the same president who called the 2009 Christmas Day bomber an “isolated extremist”; whose administration insisted that the Fort Hood, Tex., shooter (who killed U.S. troops while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” and was in direct contact with al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki) had committed “workplace violence”; whose administration blamed the Benghazi, Libya, attacks on an “Internet video”; who dismissed the Islamic State as the “JV team“; and who declared that the attack by Islamic radicals on a kosher supermarket in Paris was a random shooting.

The Left Prays After San Bernardino Shooting, To Its God Of Government. The media mocked conservatives who prayed in aftermath of shooting, but many journalists showed they're as religious as anyone. By Molly Hemingway
Excerpt: At least 14 people were killed and 17 others injured in San Bernardino, California, by Syed Farook and Tafsheen Malik, a couple who later died in a shootout with police. As with the tragic rampage in Colorado just a few days prior, there’s a frustrating lack of details. Many in the media at first focused, as they tend to do during mass shootings, on their anger with the National Rifle Association, a large gun rights and gun safety organization. Some focused on the fact that the shooting took place about a 25-minute walk from a Planned Parenthood facility. Really. Progressive and liberal politicians called for gun control. And other politicians prayed for the victims and their families while waiting for more information. That’s when things got super weird. For some reason, much of the media began mocking the efficacy of prayer. (See: The Great  Progressive Church.

NY Daily News Mocks Those Who Invoke God Rather Than Gun Control
Excerpt: Following the heinous December 2 attack that resulted in the deaths of 14 innocents in San BernardinoCA, the New York Daily News ran a front-page story mocking GOP presidential hopefuls who prayed to God rather than calling for more gun control. The NY Daily News front page said, “God Isn’t Fixing This.” And the story went on to mock Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Governor Chris Christie, former Governor Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump—all of whom invoked God’s name on behalf of the victims and the families of the victims of the horrible attack. (Politicizing to use any incident to further the progressive cause; ridiculing social decorum expressed by GOP to show sorrow and support for those affected.  Typical Mass Media. --Barb)

Terrorists Murder Out Of Love, Not Hate. Terrorists know we have no particular love for our civilization, and that is why they can batter it. If we loved it as they do their religion, we would destroy them.

Worth Reading: How to Counter Armed Assaults. By Scott Stewart
Nice review of history, and some thoughts on what to do if one is ever involved in some such attack.  As any combat vet knows, being fully aware of things going on anywhere near you is a key faculty, followed by the ability to decide quickly what course of action to take, and then acting on it.  If you're not armed, then it's get the hell out or find a really safe place to hide or barricade. If you're armed, then it becomes a personal decision to still leave, or stay in place in an ambush position and wait for the shooters to come to you, or, most risky of all, to "run to the sound of guns" and see if you can very carefully reconnoiter the area and come up on the shooters without being immediately noticed.  After that, it goes to how practiced you are with your weapon, how good the field of view and distance are for the possible shots to take.  Ideally, you get close enough without being noticed and put at least a couple of rounds into the center chest of the shooter.  Only trying head shots if you're really close enough and are really good with your weapon.  If the shooter is wearing some kind of armor, then maybe you go for the knees, or the groin area if they're facing you.  Even with armor, the impact on a groin area is liable to really slow someone down.  You put as many rounds into the other guy as it takes to be sure he/she is down for the count. Then you better get to a center area, put your gun away from you, and wait with outstretched hands for the cops or SWAT to get to you, so they know you are not part of the problem. Chances of any of us, especially if we're not in the more common target areas, ever having to face an attack are way, way down there.  A lightning strike may be more likely.  But it's best to have thought these things out ahead of time, just in case the fickle finger of fate does come your way.  And if you are going to carry a gun regularly, then you need to practice regularly. --Del

Video: Hungary's response to the refugee crisis
Liberal commentator. ~Bob

Disturbing: 57 Paris Airport Workers Are On Terror Watch List

Paris Climate Change Activists ‘Desecrate’ Memorial To Terror Victims

(Muslim) Cleric Says 6yr. Old Girls Can ‘Look Sexy’, ‘Even To Their Dads’, ‘So They Must Be…

Worth Reading: All Glory is Fleeting – The Demise of the Warrior Ethos. By Ray Starmann
Excerpt: The current situation in the world can only be described as precarious. ISIS and radical jihadis are wreaking havoc across the globe. Old allies are frustrated with a complete lack of US leadership and old enemies like Russia are on the move. We’ve gone from the days in 1989, where Ronald Reagan was told, “the world is quiet” during his last days in office, to “the world is on fire.” Coupled with this, is the state of the US military, which is reeling from readiness, budget and social issues. Added to the military’s problems is what I call, “the demise of the warrior ethos” itself inside the US military. Across the four services: the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Marines, the warrior is an endangered species, traversing slowly and cautiously through the hallways of the Pentagon as politically correct social engineer hunters seek to destroy it.

The Washington Post confirmed Donald Trump’s remarks about seeing Muslims in NJ celebrating 9/11
There is not only the report from NJ about this happening, but one of my clients, in Long Island City just outside NYC, had to drive her SUV very slowly through the street of the nearby Arab neighborhood because of the people dancing in the street and handing out candies.  But after a while the local Hispanic population came out with baseball bats and drove them back into their buildings.  Unfortunately, no one was badly injured. So Trump isn't as crazy on this as they are making him out to be.  (Being right about a number of things that we all are upset about shows he's smart, but as far as him as President.....  hopefully someone else less of a showman and more of a well informed and competent political leader who can help heal some wounds and overturn some mistakes will get the final nomination.)  --Del


These are the facts about the attitudes of people in the Middle East in general and Syria in particular.  They aren't numbers you'll hear from the media or our leaders, because it's non-PC to acknowledge that just because people claim to be refugees doesn't mean at all that they really are helpless victims who are eager to come to the USA and embrace our values and way of life.  We have already had more than ample examples that some come here to exploit the systems and in the end take up jihad here. If we had screeners who could get very serious in their questioning of every candidate, ask the kind of probing questions about religion and attitudes that have a chance of detecting the people who should not come here, that might work halfway well.  But those kinds of questions are consider too aggressive, too nasty, too pushy.  Just as the insane ROE tie our soldiers' hand behind their backs, the policies about vetting and what cannot be asked weaken that process tremendously. So again, my answer is not to take such risk for our people, and to spend the money building very nice camps over there for the people until they can go home. --Del

Excerpt: Said Putin: “We have just received additional information proving that unfortunately, large volumes of oil, industrial volumes coming from oil fields controlled by ISIS and other terrorist organizations, enter Turkey’s territory.” Erdogan has challenged Putin to provide proof, explicitly saying he’ll resign if Russia provides any. But there’s one problem: Turkish border guards have been complicit in ISIS oil smuggling for well over a year. (Erdogan is O's buddy; commiserated about raising teenage girls on past visit, per articles published. --Barb)

Turkey’s Latest Move On Russia Has Folks Worried ‘WWIII Is About To Start’
Excerpt: Turkey slammed the door on Russian sea travel Sunday, effectively shutting off Moscow’s access to the Black Sea and raising serious concerns among experts about escalating tensions in the region. The recent blockade is preventing Russian naval vessels from traveling in the Black Sea to Syria. The Russian Black Sea fleet has been a key component to Russian operations in the war-torn country, primarily operating out of the Syrian port of Tartus. Without access to the Turkish Straits, Russian attempts to increase force projection in Syria or resupply the units in the country will be extremely limited.

Latest propaganda / recruiting video from ISIS
I recommend taking a few minutes to watch this very professional video by the ISIS recruiters, so you can get a really good feel for what they are doing and how well they are doing it.  Note that this one is in English, specifically targeting those in other countries whose command of Arabic is not perfect.  Rest assured that versions in Arabic and a few other languages also exist, they are very thorough in their use of the media to reach as broad an audience as possible.  Pass it on to others who will benefit from seeing it. --Del

Excerpt: Radical Islamist groups in Germany take advantage of the migrant crisis by offering food and shelter to refugees with the hopes of recruiting them down the line. Federal officials recorded more than 100 cases of known radical Islamists initiating contact with refugees, according to The Wall Street Journal. They have an easy time getting through to the desperate refugees with shelters filled up and winter fast approaching.

Germany: Jihadis recruiting refugees in mosques

UK: Muslim rape gang member says 13-year-old victim seduced him

Obama administration gun-running scheme armed the Islamic State

Islamic State's online supporters include 300 Americans: report
Excerpt: ...involves creation of "shout out" accounts, which enable activists to "introduce new pro-ISIS accounts to the community and promote newly created accounts of previously suspended users, allowing them to quickly regain their pre-suspension status." The study noted that, although American social media accounts linked to ISIS are regularly suspended, among the activists such suspensions have become a "badge of honor and a means by which an aspirant can bolster his or her legitimacy." (The bad news is 300 is a MINIMUM number. The good news is that if students at George Washington University can find these jamokes, NSA surely has, too. So, the real question is what to do about it/them. Isn’t conspiracy to commit violence or acts of war, even on foreign soil, a crime? Perhaps a charge of treason by aiding the enemy might work. Surely there is a way to arrest them for littering or something. And, instead of jail, deport them to live with ISIS. Give them what they want. Ron P.)

Islam’s 2016 European Offensive. By Matthew Bracken
Excerpt: “Islam is similar to a self-replicating supercomputer virus. It is a hydra-headed monster, designed by its creators to be an unstoppable formula for global conquest. It’s almost impossible to eradicate, because it has no central brain or control center. Islam is like a starfish: when you cut off a limb, another grows to replace it.”

Former intel chief says WH worried over re-elect 'narrative'
Excerpt: President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit its re-election "narrative." "I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I'll be very candid with you, they just didn't," retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead."

Worth Reading: ISIS' Genocide Against Christians Must Be Recognized Before Christianity Is Eradicated, EU Politician Says
Excerpt: President Barack Obama has spoken out against the "act of genocide" against Yazidis in response to a report released by the U.S. Holocaust Museum, but commentators such as Nina Shea, who is the director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, have said that Christians are facing the same treatment. "Yazidis, according to the story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, are going to be officially recognized as genocide victims, and rightly so. Yet Christians, who are also among the most vulnerable religious minority groups that have been deliberately and mercilessly targeted for eradication by IS, are not," Shea wrote earlier in November.

Russian T-90A and new T-72B of Syrian Army main battle tanks have been spotted in Aleppo and in Latakia of North Syria.

Anonymous publishes details of 'ISIS recruiters' and takes down 5,500 Twitter accounts
Excerpt: Anonymous has begun publishing the names and addresses of alleged ISIS recruiters. The masked hacking group declared war against the Islamic State in the wake of the Paris attacks, vowing to silence extremist propaganda and expose undercover operatives. Now it has leaked details of at least five men it claims are recruiters for the terror group, as well as taking down 5,500 Twitter accounts. (The group calling itself "Anonymous" has been around for a while, and apparently contains a lot of free spirits and computer gurus. Now they are taking on something serious, to hit the enemies of civilization.  This is a good thing, and I wish them well and great success. Meanwhile, there are, it seems, several ISIS followers or fanciers on Twitter in the USA, publishing propaganda for ISIS.  Maybe some think this falls under Free Speech but I do not.  And I hope the FBI is all over these people and finds ways to shut them down, maybe give them a state-sponsored vacation for a year or six. --Del)

NEW DATE THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY: DECEMBER 11 Half of 85,000 'refugees' from terrorist hotbeds bound for U.S.
Excerpt: That’s the day that a catch-all “omnibus” budget bill is scheduled to be voted on in the House. In that bill there is expected to be full funding of President Obama’s refugee resettlement program, which costs $1.2 billion annually to bring in 85,000 refugees from more than two dozen countries around the world. About half of them will come from countries with active jihadist movements including 10,000 from Syria, about 8,000 from Somalia, nearly 10,000 from Iraq, and several thousand more from BurmaUzbekistanBosnia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan. (Turning Republican states Democratic by dumping refugees in these states and giving them right to vote....or total genocide of the white Judeo/Christian/European stock of America (include Native Americans) and possibly African Americans by the "New American Program" to wipe the residents of the US out of their homes and neighborhoods, replacing with Islamic/Jihadist society and sharia.  The final transformation of the hated USA.  Leftists will scream Islamophobe and Xenophobe; what about get your head out of the sand or put it up your arse and kiss yourself goodbye?  Remember, women over 40 not breeding stock and no fun to rape repeatedly are shot and thrown in ditches. --Barb)

ISIS Terror Cell In Italy Planning To Take Out The Pope Just Got BUSTED
Excerpt: Italian and Kosovan authorities just busted an Islamic State terror cell which was planning a brutal attack on Pope Francis....ISIS released a video Nov. 16 claiming Rome and the pope are next on the hit list. “By Allah, if we brought down France in its homeland, in Paris, then we swear, by the command of Allah, we will attack America in its heartland, in Washington, Allah permitting, and we will invade Rome, Allah permitting.” (Seeing how ACLU and progressives want God removed from all things US, citing separation of church and state in ways NOT intended by founders, then ISIS influx of New American Program already is being taught in schools and they will revere their Allah; however, there ARE signs that God is getting ready to take on Allah, and the two are not the same.... i.e, the Bin Laden Company crane being toppled into the main mosque in Mecca during the Haj by a mysterious, out-of-season sand/windstorm that loitered in various states of the Middle East around the Shemitah period, for one.  At least Russia has realized its mistake in trying to be an atheistic nation state and has reopened its churches. Thus, Russia is on the ascendant as America, led to destruction by the current regime and leftist voices, is collapsing to destruction. --Barb)

IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT, MR. PRESIDENT. by Col. Andy Weddington, USMC (Ret)

Russia Claim That Turkey Deals Oil with ISIS 'Preposterous,' Says Defense Dept.
Excerpt:  "In the West, no one has asked questions about the fact that the Turkish president's son heads one of the biggest energy companies, or that his son-in-law has been appointed energy minister. What a marvelous family business!" Antonov continued. ... Briefing reporters live from Baghdad, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren lauded Turkey as "great partners to us" in fighting ISIS, from hosting U.S. warplanes to supporting moderate Syrian rebels. (According to article, Warren admits there is oil smuggling but rationalizes that it has gone on for years.....and that US will focus on bombing tankers (filled or empty?).  Remember, leafleted so no ISIS drivers come to harm.....Reckon most likely just empty trucks, so there will be no environmental oil spill.... Don't these folks make you feel defended and safe? --Barb)

NYC: Muslim punches man, screams “F— you Jews, I’ll kill you all! I’m a Muslim”

Congressman: 72 DHS employees on terrorist watchlist. By Robert Spencer,
Excerpt: Representative Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts) points up an appalling weakness in the Homeland Security Department that won’t be fixed by the firing of these 72 employees and the resignation of the director (which director he is referring to is unclear; the DHS Secretary certainly didn’t resign). The entire culture of the Department, and the Washington establishment, needs to be changed, such that there is not a remote possibility of people who are on a terrorist watchlist getting hired at DHS. But no adequate screening procedures are in place, because they would be “Islamophobic.”

Worth reading: The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates. By Mark Steyn

Where is Obama's red line? Syria Is a Chemical Weapons Free-for-All. Happy Holidays. The Islamic State is gassing civilians, Assad is dropping chlorine from helicopters, and Washington is sleeping off its Thanksgiving hangover. By Jeffrey Lewis
Strange how things work out in the world, not exactly as some people believed, or wanted to believe. -Del. Obama supporters touted his getting rid of chemical weapons. Then we found out he didn't count chlorine, with killed thousands in WW!, as a chemical weapon. Now this. ~Bob

White House hiding destinations until migrants arrive in U.S. cities
Excerpt: The contractor knows exactly where the refugees are coming from but the governors are not allowed to know?” Those nine federal contractors include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Episcopal Migration Ministries, the International Rescue Committee, Church World Service, World Relief, the Ethiopian Community Development Council, and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.... Since 1990, the United Nations-sponsored refugee program has sent more than 3 million refugees to the U.S., at least half of them from Muslim-dominated countries. (Article notes top brokers for refugees make top-notch salaries, one $500,000.  Also, Obama's comments are contradicted by his head of FBI, who said impossible to vet refugees because of nonexistent databases. WH pushing ahead with transformation plans; done deal with UN.  What constitutes human trafficking? --Barb)

Former intel chief says WH worried over re-elect 'narrative.' By Tom LoBianco, CNN
Excerpt: President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Tuesday that the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit its re-election "narrative."
"I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I'll be very candid with you, they just didn't," retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead."

Satire: Syrian Refugee Vetting Assigned To VA, 10-Year Backlog Announced
Excerpt: Vowing “swift, efficient action” on Syrian refugee admissions, the Obama Administration last month assigned the Department of Veterans Affairs responsibility for vetting the refugees, according to sources. “Really, it’s a perfect fit,” said one White House official. “The VA is already used to dealing with dangerous, unstable people looking for jobs.” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald welcomed the responsibility. “Like our mission statement proclaims, we are ‘to care for him who shall have borne this battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,'” McDonald said. “Well, except in this case it’ll probably just be widows and orphans. Well, maybe just girl orphans, at that. Anyways, we are fully committed to serving and honoring these deserving few.”


Double Standard: As Hillary Runs, Marine Will Be Ousted for Emailing Classified Documents. BY MICHAEL T. HAMILTON 
Excerpt: A Marine and U.S. Naval Academy graduate who self-reported that he improperly stored classified documents will be separated from the Marine Corps Reserve following a decision by Assistant Navy Secretary Juan Garcia, the Washington Post reported Monday. (This is such a superb example of how differently things go, depending on who you are, your connections, your standing as a major public figure, etc.  This Marine gets bounced for trying to do the right thing and keep people informed about a not so nice and possibly dangerous guy.  Nothing he sent out was really "secret".  But someone else can do this wholesale for years, and it all gets dismissed as mere personal attacks when people bring it to light and complain about it. --Del)

WaPo Fact Checker: Obama’s inconsistent claim on the ‘frequency’ of mass shootings in the U.S. compared to other countries
We urge the president to be more consistent and precise in describing mass shootings in the country (as he did after the Oregon shooting) rather than using vague or misleading phrases — which overall earn him Two Pinocchios.

Did you see this in your paper? 17 people shot in Bunny Friend Park Sunday night: NOPD
Blacks shooting blacks. ho hum. Not news. ~Bob

Progressivism and Racism. By John C. Goodman
Excerpt: Students at Princeton University have discovered that the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on their campus is named after … well … after Woodrow Wilson. Why is that important? Because, say the students, Wilson was a racist. And he wasn’t just a garden variety racist. He was the most racist US President of the 20th century. Maybe the most racist president ever. ... There are important lessons to be learned here. But we are unlikely to learn them from Princeton students. More than any other single figure (with the possible exception of Teddy Roosevelt), Woodrow Wilson was the father of American progressivism. And, in case you haven’t noticed, liberals don’t call themselves liberals anymore. They call themselves “progressives.”

Gun sales at all-time high on Black Friday weekend
Barack Obama, greatest gun salesman in history. ~Bob

From the Left: How President Obama lost his voice. By RICHARD COHEN
Excerpt: The presidency has changed Barack Obama. His hair has gone gray, which is to be expected, and he looks older, which is also to be expected, but his eloquence has been replaced by petulance and he has lost the power to persuade, which is something of a surprise. You can speculate that if the Obama of today and not Winston Churchill had led Britain in World War II, the Old Vic Theatre Company would now be doing “Hamlet” in German. The President has lost his voice, that is certain. The numbers say so. Obama has the approval of only 44% of the American people. 

Obama’s Trip To The UN ‘Global Warming’ Summit Emits More CO2 Than Driving 72 Cars For A Year

A bad day for the President, a good day for CFACT
Excerpt: Obama’s speech before the main plenary was not exactly a barnburner.  As is his custom, he began by apologizing for his nation’s misdeeds – this time against the environment:

The Opulent Conference about Reducing Carbon Emissions. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Meanwhile, our leaders get together as role models of sacrifice and modesty at the Paris climate-change summit, gathering at the roughly $275-per-headL’Ambroisie restaurant. No word on whether President Obama had the $36 sorbet. “One of the enemies that we’ll be fighting at this conference is cynicism,” President Obama said at the conference. “If we act here, if we act now, if we place our own short-term interests behind the air that our young people will breathe, and the food that they will eat, and the water that they will drink, and the hopes and dreams that sustain their lives, then we won’t be too late for them.”

Interesting: The Pause lengthens again – just in time for Paris. No global warming at all for 18 years 9 months – a new record. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
I don't know how many of us really want to plow through the actual, detailed science about the weather and the whole Climate Change discussion, but Monckton has made this his passion for the past decade or more, and has supplied another heavy-duty analysis below. The passionate preachers of AGW really hate and despise him, and have put a ton of smarmy comments below the article on the blog, but they don't really demonstrate any errors in his data.  They imply/claim his data are wrong or inaccurate, and that the data published by various agencies that don't agree with what he's displayed must be the really right stuff.  That any of the agencies might be affected by the fact that they report ultimately to Mr. Obama or others who are driving the AGW bandwagon is of course denied. And nobody touches with a ten foot pole the satellite data, which is far and away the best way we have of monitoring the planet's temperature.  They just ignore it all, since there's no way to rebut it.  What people refuse to discuss at all is what is really most important. Anyhow, read or skim as you wish.  Pass on to others who may benefit. --Del

Sununu: If Trump Is the Nominee, the GOP Will Lose Senate, House and Presidency
Maybe not the house. ~Bob

Twelve Reasons Why The Paris Climate Talks Are A Total Waste

Media Ignores White Woman Murdered By Black 8th Graders-- Tell Me More About 'White Privilege'

Oklahoma Man Shoots Criminal During Attempted Robbery

New Video Has Hillary PANICKING - Her White House Dreams Are DESTROYED
Good ad, overblown headline. Bernie's people should circulate. ~Bob

Clinton emails show Benghazi response, back-patting after contentious hearing
Excerpt: As the number of classified Hillary Clinton emails grew to nearly 1,000, they also reveal how freely she and her staff shared information on the Benghazi attacks, including confirming the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens – and even celebrating her controversial hearing appearance where she asked, “What difference, at this point, does it make” what led to the attacks. The emails were part of the largest release yet of Clinton documents from the State Department. The batch contained 328 emails deemed to have classified information. According to the State Department, that brings the total number with classified information to 999. (Still feel eventually this will prove to be criminal and she will be pressured to stop campaigning and Obama will step in. --Barb)

Nearly 1,000 Clinton emails had classified info

On Ukraine’s front lines, U.S.-supplied equipment is falling apart

Chicago mayor fires police superintendent
Excerpt: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy amid claims of a police coverup in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, 17, by Officer Jason Van Dyke. The police department had refused until last week to release a dashcam video of the shooting, for which Van Dyke has been charged with murder.

Excerpt: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel oversaw the withholding from public view — for more than a year — of a video of a police murder of a teenager. (Rahm is an Obot--the Black "Leadership" will protect him. For favors to come. ~Bob)

A Resurgence of Intolerance. By Thomas Sowell

BlackLivesMatter Activist Threatens to Shoot up School. Media Silent…

New German Machine Gun
I'm a little skeptical.  Nothing I know of says that this, or its predecessor, are that recoilless.  I suspect just a guy who knows how to fire a machine gun, coupled with a good match of stock to line of fire. --LtCol Tom Kratman, USA (Ret)

Campus Racial Conflicts Are White People’s Fault. The more people give in to the notion that racism is systemic in America, the more racial conflict will increase.

Men allegedly beat disabled man and posted assault on victim's Facebook page
Excerpt: Two men a sheriff labeled "cowards" stole a cellphone from a suburban Detroit man with cerebral palsy, beat him, recorded the assault on his cellphone and posted it to his Facebook page, authorities said. Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey were arrested following the Sunday morning attack in a stairwell at the victim's apartment complex in Pontiac, the Oakland County sheriff's department said. "Preying on those in our community who suffer from disabilities will not be tolerated and furthermore, to have the audacity to post their actions on the victim's page is beyond belief," Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a statement. Police have released video of the attack. (They were just having fun at the expense of a retarded kid.  The AP wants to know if they've lawyered up.  Where is Obama's DOJ hate-crime division?  Race not stated in Fox article (naturally expunged).  See link to Detroit paper for photos and lists of prior violations of these two pieces of hate. --Barb)

NYC: 92% Nonwhite Violent Crime
Excerpt: Nonwhites commit 92 percent of all violent crime in New York City, and are responsible for 98 percent of all shootings, 91 percent of all firearm arrests, 88 percent of all drug arrests, 84 percent of all stolen property arrests, and 88 percent of all misdemeanor sexual offenses, the city’s police department has reported. (But the number of minorities in prison proves racism. ~Bob)

Worth Reading: It’s Time For Conservatives To Confront Racism. Too often, people of color find themselves trapped between a Left that exaggerates racism and a Right that pretends it doesn’t exist.

Excerpt: One prominent example is Bill Nye the Science Guy. He must really love science, because it’s right there in his name! And so he came to propound upon the causes of terrorism, arguing that yes, the recent terror attacks in Paris could indeed be traced back to the nefarious effects of “climate change.”

Canada Awaits a Pair of Impending Catastrophes
Excerpt: There are two countries that I once regarded as home: Canada, where I have spent most of my life, and Greece, where I lived for five years. Both are now lost to me. Governed by a leftist administration and effectively submitting to the adhan—the call of the muezzin—each is now under siege.

Feds Push More Ethanol Into Gasoline, But Can Your Car Take It?
This has gotten to really insane levels.  It takes more energy to covert corn to alcohol than we get back by burning the alcohol in gasoline fuels.  Alcohol fuel works well when you have sugar cane, but not with corn, it is one of the ideas that sounds good (let's replace nasty oil with something we can grow) but in reality is actually counterproductive.  And it raises the cost of corn for food, while the big corn growers make more profit than ever before.  So why are we doing it at all?  Because of the millions the corn growers have invested in lobbyists and funding politicians from both Parties. And the other stupid thing is that as you increase the level of alcohol in gas, it becomes more aggressive as a bad solvent to attack the seals in your engine, so the very last thing you want to do is call for 15% alcohol fuel.  But that is exactly what the feds are doing now, still on this false idea that this is a good idea for the environment. We need some politicians brave enough to stand up in Congress and fight to defund the subsidy for alcohol as a fuel additive, and at the same time tell the idiot regulators to scrap all this nonsense about 15% levels. --Del. Raises food prices for the world's poor--a liberal two-fer. ~Bob

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