Just learned that my best friend from
, Charles Hofmann, died over the weekend. He apparently fell in the bathroom and suffered a fatal head injury. What a shock. "My brother Charles Hofmann died over the weekend at his home in Ambler, PA. His daughter Jennifer is quite distraught. He also is survived by his beloved grandkids Sophie and Max. I'm reaching out to you cos I thought you'd want to know. My brother counted you as his closest friend, and admired you, and the life you've built, very much. No memorial service is planned at his request. Feel free to email or Facebook me. Live on & hug your loved ones close in his memory! ~Ruby Bauske, neè Christina Hofmann. ~Bob Collingswood High School
The Christmas Toy. By Britnye Vela
A poem by my granddaughter, now 15, when she was 9. ~Bob
Three Christmas poems and a short story. By Robert A. Hall
: Part III: Sorry, Rodney…By Tom Kratman Reading
Tom Kratman is a retired USA LtCol, an occasional contributor to this blog, and an outstand author of military science fiction, including the A Desert Called Peace series. http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Called-Peace-Carrera-Book-ebook/dp/B00B5HJOFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426715332&sr=8-1&keywords=Peace+Kratman ~Bob
Book Recommendation: The Case Against Trump. By Kevin D. Williamson
This short broadside (I read it in a sitting) raises many interesting issues. Written by an established conservative author, it is worth reading. It focuses extensively on Trump's business career, pointing out that The Donald is hardly the financial and business wiz the Trump-bots believe (If he's put the money he inherited from his father in an index fund, he'd be better off today, after his many Chapter 11 failures.) He covered some of Trump's past liberal positions with a board brush which that I covered with quotes in my American Thinker piece ("Why Liberals Should Love Donald Trump." http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/why_liberals_should_love_donald_trump.html#ixzz3mTRZf8fg) but it will give to those not taken in by Trump's charm and grace a response for those infected mentally by the narcissistic bloviater. ~Bob
DAYS OF INFAMY: FDR UNITES THE NATION AFTER
PEARL HARBOR, OBAMA LEAVES IT LISTLESS AFTER TERROR
But they will keep the treaty?--Obama promised!
tests another mid-range ballistic missile in breach of UN resolutions Iran
Iran carried out a medium range ballistic missile test in November in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News. (Obama sent them a stern diplomatic note which said: "Thank you Sir! May I have another?" ~Bob)
Worth Hearing: Senator Ben Sasse responds from San Bernardino
Excerpt: We are not at war with terrorism, which is just a tactic. We are not at war with some empty sociological label called extremism. We are not even just at war with ISIS; though were obviously at war with ISIS, but there will be other enemies that will lift the black flag of death in the future even after ISIS has been routed in
Syria and Iraq. This is not about workplace violence. This is not about global warming or gun shows. This is not about income inequality. This is not about kids from broken homes as tragic as that is. This is not about anything that we have done wrong. This is about who we are. This is about the nature of freedom so who are we were people who unite around the Constitution were people who come together around a First Amendment and we together, 320 million of us, believe in the freedom of religion, in the freedom of speech, and the freedom of assembly and the freedom of the press . . .. . . We are most certainly though at war with militant Islam; we are at war with violent Islam; we are at war with jihadi Islam. We are not at war with all Muslims; we are not at war with Muslim families in who want the American dream for their kids. But we are at war with those who believe that they will kill in the name of religion. President Obama said tonight he’s worried about a backlash against American Muslims. I am too, and you know what the best way to combat that is? With the truth. By being clear about who we are and what we stand for and by being clear about those who would try to kill us because we believe in freedom. Dearborn, Michigan
San Bernardino attackers to Middle East terror suspects, sources say
President Obama, last night: “So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home.”
BREAKING NEWS: Investigators eye suspicious deposit in massacre couple’s account
Excerpt: A $28,500 deposit was made to Syed Farook’s bank account from WebBank.com on Nov.18, some two weeks before he and his wife Tashfeen Malik carried out the
San Bernardino massacre, a source close to the investigation tells Fox News. (Probably from the Clinton Foundation to promote Multiculturalism. ~Bob)
Interesting: President Obama’s Challenge to Muslim Americans
Excerpt: In theater terms, though, there was one new and actually striking part, which came toward the end when he called on Muslims to decry ISIS, or ISIL as he insists on saying. He used the usual liberal language about how most Muslims are great, but he also said that religious fundamentalism is “a real problem that Muslims must confront, without excuse.” At times he sounded like he was even about to utter the words “radical Islam,” which Democrats for some silly reason have decided they shouldn’t use.
This is the first time Obama has issued this challenge to Muslim Americans, or at least the first time he’s done it in such a public way that it will sink in on the collective public mind that the President said it. That’s actually kind of a huge deal. It says to Muslim Americans that the rights you have as Americans have to be earned, fought for.
Excerpt: Bombs left at a Southern California social services facility by the gun-wielding radical Muslim couple who killed 14 and wounded 21 were set to go off when first responders arrived, a vicious strategy often seen in the
THE PRESIDENT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY. By Col. Andy Weddington, USMC (Ret)
House Democrats Attend Service at Virginia Mosque ‘In Solidarity With American Muslims’
I have voted for Democrats in the past, but damn me if I ever do again, not for library trustee. ~Bob
OBAMA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH TELLS MUSLIM PRO-TERRORISTS SHE WILL CRACK DOWN ON ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: While in
San Bernardino children wept for fathers who would never come home after the latest Muslim terror attack, Attorney General Loretta Lynch put on some chic clothes to gab with Muslim Advocates, a Muslim group that had become notorious for its aggressive obstruction of Justice Department investigations into Muslim terrorism. Muslim Advocates, headed by Farhana Khera, who peppered a smiling Lynch with questions about "anti-Muslim rhetoric", had played a significant role in crippling DOJ investigations of Islamic terrorism by eliminating training materials about Islamic terrorism.
AG Loretta Lynch: Hey, Forget I Said That Stuff About ‘Taking Action’ Against Free Speech
Excerpt: Speaking to a Muslim Advocates dinner in
Arlington, Va. [last Thursday], Lynch affirmed that “this is a country that is based upon free speech.” However, she went on to suggest that the Justice Department would “take action” when such speech “edges towards violence, when we see the potential to lift…that mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric.” First of all, note that she didn’t “backpedal,” or “flipflop,” or anything like that. No, according to Mr. Gerstein, she “recalibrated.” (First amendment violation, true. Forbids imposition of sharia law. Further proof of the Department of Injustice, NOT BLIND and fair TO ALL, as per her statue holding those scales, but tipping the scales in favor of Muslims/Islam per regime. --Barb)
Pamela Geller: If Loretta Lynch Wants To Ban 'Violent Talk,' She Should Ban The Quran
Excerpt: In the wake of the
San Bernardino jihad slaughter, Obama’s jihad denial took a malevolent and tyrannical turn. The day after a horrific ISIS rampage, Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, pledged to an Islamic supremacist lobbying group that she would prosecute anyone who used “anti-Muslim” rhetoric....If Lynch is serious in prosecuting hate speech, then she will have to start closing down mosques and banning the Quran. (Wait until POTUS' declares more executive intentions Sunday PM (12/06/15) in "statement" to US public. --Barb)
Excerpt: As the chasm between the Obama/media view of Islamic jihad as having nothing to do with Islam and reality grows ever wider.
ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan's most notorious radical cleric and mosque known as center for fundamentalists
Shooter’s Mother Active In US Branch Of Pro-Caliphate Islamic Group
Excerpt: Rafia Farook, the mother of
San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, is an active member of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a Muslim organization that promotes the establishment of a caliphate and has ties to a radical Pakistani political group called Jamaat-e-Islami. Farook’s affiliation with ICNA was revealed on Friday when MSNBC and other new outlets scoured the Farooks’ apartment in . An MSNBC reporter found a certificate of appreciation presented to Safia Farook last summer by ICNA’s sisters’ wing. (And "the spiel"--or the talk on MM--is that the feds are still trying to establish motive/links. Since crime scene contaminated by dozens of press, could say planted. --Barb) Redlands, Cal
Islamocritical ex-Congressman to Atty General: “Prosecute me. I dare you.” By Robert Spencer, JihadWatch.org
Excerpt: Loretta Lynch’s statement warning that “Islamophobic” speech would be prosecuted was just another in a long line of statements opposing the freedom of speech from Obama Administration officials. It will be interesting to see if she does prosecute Walsh. He was speaking in strong terms, but what he said was essentially accurate — there is obviously a problem with Islam, and it does include a refusal to assimilate. Muslim states around the world really don’t uphold the same values upon which the
U.S. is based. This could be a most revealing prosecution.
US airstrikes kill ISIS head in Libya, al Qaeda senior official in Somalia
Interesting: A spectacular result for Marine Le Pen and France’s far right
Excerpt: THE spectacular first-round result achieved by the far-right National Front (FN) in Sunday’s regional elections in
France is a sobering reminder of the dark political mood in Europe today. As the continent grapples with the aftershocks of terror in Paris and its greatest migrant influx in modern history, Marine Le Pen’s party pulled off its best-ever national score on December 6th. It secured an estimated 27-30% of the nationwide vote, beating its previous record of 25% at last year’s elections to the European Parliament, and nearly tripling its haul at the previous regional vote, in 2010.
On Islamic State: What We Should Not Do America
Excerpt: He also demanded more gun control in the wake of the attack in
California, inexplicably arguing that since law enforcement officials could never stop every threat, it was more important to have more gun control on powerful weapons. “We also need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons, like the ones that were used in San Bernardino,” he said. ...After the speech, Obama traveled to the Kennedy Center in for a gala honoring celebrities—reversing his decision to cancel his appearance there. (Stated Congress must declare war and then went to a gala with celebrities, just like stating sympathy for beheaded Washington D.C. US citizen at presser and then going to play golf and laughing. Oh, yeah, and the Great Divider and community organizer said that we are "not to be divided." Go figure. Comments from website: AM123: “We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam,” he said. “That, too, is what groups like ISIL want.” Spoken like a true Muslim-in-Chief practicing Taqiyya. Therealpatriot2013jrd: Obama, why don't you tell Islamists what NOT to do, instead of telling Americans what they should NOT do…..it shows where your true allegiances are. (Gee--These guys have the same sentiments:) Cyrano66: The fact that this degenerate POS would address the nation from the Oval Office on a matter of grievace (sic), not only national, but global importance, and then go party with the Hollywood pukes shows that this evil scumbag is laughing all the way to the Mosque. disqus_v3SHzvCspj: Did the same thing after our journalist was beheaded; hit the golf course. --Barb)
SOMALI 'REFUGEE' LINKED TO
TERROR ATTACK. Also played key role in SAN BERNARDINO , attack Garland, Texas
Excerpt: Hassan left
Minnesota for Somalia seven years ago to fight for Al Shabaab, an al-Qaida-linked terrorist organization in Somalia. He later joined up with ISIS but holds an American passport and could return to the U.S. at any time. He is known as a prolific online recruiter for jihadist terror groups. ...Law enforcement conducting the raid at Syed Farook’s apartment in , found evidence tying Syed Farook to Hassan, according to Wheeler’s report for Fox. Redlands, California
Detailed explanation of the history of Islam and how it spreads
Nicely presented bit of historical research on the early days of Mohammed's rise to power, and the stages he used then, which are still in perfectly functioning use today. --
10 of the more bizarre comments made in mainstream media after the shooting started in
Attorney General Says Feds Are Investigating Arrest of Ahmed the Clockmaker. The investigation concerns "harassment and the discipline of students on the basis of race, religion and national origin"
Excerpt: The Department of Justice is investigating the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy whom police took into custody when he brought a homemade clock to his school in Texas, the U.S. Attorney General said Thursday. (Yep, the massacre in CA is already over, isn't it, no need to focus there or on radical preaching in mosques, etc. No, what's critical is to check on this kid who brought a disassembled electronic clock (bought on the Internet, not "homemade") to school in a case, was told by his science teacher to put it away since it looked like a bomb, but then took it to English class, plugged it in without saying anything, and let it start clicking away. And when asked about it, refused to give clear answers, so that triggered the automatic call to the police (school policy everywhere now) and ended up with him being arrested briefly. A series of events he set into motion entirely by his actions, but which resulted in no harm to him and got him to be famous and given a bunch of free trips to be with famous people, and finally a generous offer from a rich Arab country to go live there and go to school free. For this our Atty General wants to expend time and effort in some kind of super witch hunt for the really Bad Guys in the school system? This is the kind of priority she sees as in the best interest of the nation while people are being massacred at holiday parties? Who gave her this job and all this power? Oh yeah, now I remember....
British Teen Allegedly Raped by, You Guessed It… Syrian Refugees
But under Shari'a Law, she needs four male Muslim witnesses to prove it. So Allah told Mohammad. ~Bob
Should Give Parliament Seats To Imams To Reflect De-Christianized Society UK
Excerpt: A panel on religion in the
United Kingdom calls for public life to be systematically de-Christianized to make way for other beliefs, including slotted seats for imams and rabbis in the upper house of the parliament. The Commission on Religion And Belief in Public Life — an expert panel of religious leaders, politicians and professors formed two years ago — says Britain needs to reflect a new reality of decline of church-going and the rise of Islam in a new report presented to the parliament. It states the “new settlement” in the country needs to be highlighted with more official influence to non-religious voices and those of non-Christian faith. ( Britain is lost; here comes sharia in addition to all their no-go zones. Now invading EU; coming soon to what is left of the US. --Barb)
Excerpt: A Saudi court has decided to reopen the case of a Sri Lankan woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, a Sri Lankan government minister said Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva told parliament that an appeals court in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital, has decided to hear the case again following pleas by Sri Lanka's foreign ministry.
Loretta Lynch Must Go
Excerpt: With the understanding that northeastern liberals and Democrats appear quite willing to go along with Obama's plan to import more than 100,000 Muslims each year because of the belief that only five out of every 100 (5%) of the world's Muslim population are radicalized, how much of the suspect meat would New Englanders purchase if they were assured that no more than 5% of the meat was contaminated with mad cow disease? If, as an inducement, Whole Foods reduced the price of prime filet mignon and rib-eye steaks to 50ȼ per pound, would New Englanders and New Yorkers be willing to take a chance?
Extremists have targeted refugee program to enter US, Homeland Security chairman says
Excerpt: Intelligence officials have determined that Islamic extremists have explored using the refugee program to enter the
United States, they told the head of the Homeland Security Committee. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) revealed portions of a classified letter from the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) on Monday, which offered new claims not previously disclosed by the Obama administration....The NCTC has identified “individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program,” the intelligence agency told McCaul in a letter. (The reality runs counter to the regime's agenda/narrative; hence, truth is irrelevant and not disclosed by the most transparent regime in US history. --Barb)
So Who Does Speak for Islam, President Obama?
Excerpt: In 1895, Winston Churchill called Islam "the strongest retrograde force in the world." If Barack Obama had not been so eager to send back the bust of Winston Churchill in the White House to the Brits, perhaps he might have profited from his example. His deplorable performance last night reminds us once again that the president is dangerously detached from reality, which our enemies surely recognize as well.
Excerpt: A document outlining how
ISIS organises the vast territory it controls has been unearthed - and the terror group is far more sophisticated than we feared. The leaked dossier outlines how the terror group is trying to build a state complete with guidelines for education, natural resources, industry, diplomacy, propaganda and the military. The 24-page document 'Principles in the administration of the Islamic State’ gives an incredible insight into the well-funded regime.
Leftists, Islamic supremacists enraged that media “disrespected” jihad murderer by publishing photo of her face
ISIS takes flight: Terror group training pilots at airbase in
. By Paul Alster Libya
Kamikaze attacks from
ISIS, what a great idea. Those small planes can't hit the USA, but they can reach Israel, most of the Middle East, and probably a lot of Europe. Maybe there should be airstrikes to rip up every small plane in Libya and also wreck the runways. Just a thought. Or we can wait until a light plane with maybe 400 lbs of high explosive dives into a government building in Paris or Madrid, or into a huge crowd at a soccer match or rock concert. Waiting for attacks has worked out so well up until now. -- Del
: AN EMIGRANT'S VIEW. By Col. Andy Weddington, USMC (Ret) Reading
Satire: Suicide Bombers Outraged Over Having To Work Christmas Day
Holiday cheer is reportedly low in some communities this season, as suicide bombers were unexpectedly notified that they may have to work Christmas day.
In yet another example of how Westerners have been disappointed after buying into the caliphate’s claims to “give their life purpose,” ISIS continued to alienate their American followers by activating almost all of its sleeper cells throughout the US for the upcoming Christmas week. The call to jihad, according to numerous miffed radicals, couldn’t have come at a worse time, as most have already made their plans for the much anticipated holiday break.
How The Left Created Donald Trump. Voters like Donald Trump not so much because they hate Mexicans and Muslims, but because they hate progressive bigotry.
Excerpt: “Datas (sic) uncover (sic) today give us a clearer portrait of a couple of possible cause (sic) for murder, but let’s be clear.. Changes in the atmospheres (sic) and combustibles (sic) also play a roles (sic) in how peoples (sic) are behave (sic). By continuing homicide (sic) and climate changes (sic) we are ascend (sic) ourselves to vulnables (sic), and we cannot deny that, Nor shall we, Nor shall I, Nor shall we all, So say we all (sic). End homicide and end climate change, and we end murder. THIS, we know.”
Another Democrat for the People: Convicted for corruption, Sheldon Silver still collects a pension thanks to his fellow pols
Stacey Dash Blasts Obama’s Oval Office Speech: ‘I Felt Like He Could Give A S**T’
Excerpt: In a statement released by Bill Shine, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming for Fox News and Fox Business said, “Earlier today, FOX contributors Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash made comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air. FOX Business Network and FOX News Channel do not condone the use of such language, and have suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks.” (Fox in lock step; no free press. All wearing the red/black insignia. --Barb. Hardly 'lockstep" to not want profanity on your programs. And "free press" mean they can publish or not publish what they want. ~Bob)
Obamacare's Exchanges Begin To Implode
Heroin Ringleader Arrested In
Is An Illegal Immigrant On FOOD STAMPS! – VIDEO Florida
SUNDAY MORNING REFLECTION - ON A MARADMIN. By
Andy Weddington, USMC (Ret) Col
VA Refuses To Terminate Employees Who Have Sex In Office, High On Cocaine During Work
Excerpt: A new investigation has turned up instances in which employees had sex at work or slept in patient rooms only to receive mild reprimands. This misconduct occurred in hospital facilities spread out among
West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Three facilities, one in each region, disciplined, but did not fire, a total of 300 employees, according to a Freedom of Information Act request by NBC4 Washington.(Wait, having sex in the office is wrong? Why didn't someone tell me when I was working? ~Bob)
Worth Seeing: Christmas--the modern family
Huh. Justice Department launches civil rights probe of
Let's see. Democrat run DOJ headed by Obama loyalist to investigate Democrat-run Chicago PD, under Obama loyalist mayor. Pass the popcorn. ~Bob
Great. I think:
election: Maduro's Socialists trounced Venezuela
The people don't know what is good for them. They must be coerced into right action...~Bob
Republican wins black-majority legislative seat in
Face palm: What Hillary Clinton just said about ‘too big to jail’ is BEYOND parody
Excerpt: Chalk it up to confusion, tone deafness or just complete disconnection from reality, Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton seems to provide and endless fodder for mockery. Not to mention Freudian analysis. Now, she’s done it again, with her New York Times op-ed published today, in which she declared “no one should be too big to jail.” (Oh, gee, can it apply to her? Maybe that's what lunch was about today? --Barb)