Must Read: The Mother of Peace. What Obama doesn’t understand about human nature. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: When German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmermann, in a notorious 1917 telegram, offered the government of Mexico all sorts of rewards for attacking the southwestern United States and thereby sidetracking American support for the allies on the Western Front, Mexico balked. But its reason for backing off was not that it liked Americans or thought a preemptive attack would be unfair. Rather, President Carranza worried that
Mexico lacked the military clout to take American territory. And even if it could have grabbed, say, Texas, Mexico did not have the power to control it — given a rowdy and armed English-speaking state population, one that Carranza worried was “better supplied with arms than most populations.” In other words, the Second Amendment and a frontier attitude helped to deter Mexico from taking up Zimmermann’s offer.
Random Thoughts for January, 2016. By Robert A. Hall
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Excerpt: Excerpts from Politico: In Wisconsin, Sen. Ron Johnson has been particularly eager to focus on national security. When Johnson ran in 2010 and defeated Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, he did it on his record as a successful businessman and an unyielding small-government philosophy. Now, as chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Johnson is focusing on his work on immigration issues and combating terrorism. "What this campaign will hinge on is called security," Johnson said. "But it's across the board, whether it's income security or job security or retirement security or healthcare security. And what's really come to the fore right now is national security."
Johnson's campaign also hopes to target Feingold's record on national security. The Democrat was once the only senator to vote against the PATRIOT Act.
Media Disappointed: Suspect in
Mosque Fire Attended Services There Houston
Excerpt: The suspect in a "suspicious" fire at a Houston mosque is an adherent who attended services there, officials said Wednesday.
Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of
Houston, was arrested Wednesday morning for the Christmas Day blaze, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told NBC News. Moore told investigators he had attended the mosque for five years, coming five times a day to pray, reported The Houston Chronicle. (The media were hoping it would be a white Christian so they could blame Islamophobia. Turns out to be a black Muslim. This one will drop from the news cycle immediately. ~Bob
That didn't take long: Salon Deletes Article On Mosque Attack After Learning Attacker Was Muslim
Excerpt: : The article has been posted once again, and modified to note
Moore’s background. Salon deleted an article on its website Wednesday about an arson attack on a Houston mosque, after news broke the alleged attacker was Muslim. Authorities charged Gary Moore early Wednesday with setting fire to the Islamic Center of Houston on Christmas Day, shortly after Friday prayers.
Muslim Students Demand TOTAL BAN On All ‘Islamophobic Speech’ At
Excerpt: The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is calling on officials at the public, taxpayer-funded school develop a formal policy outlawing political speech they dislike. The demand to suppress free speech is part of a larger list of demands that is similar to the various lists proposed in recent months by black leftists on campus around the country, reports The College Fix. (Constitutes sharia; violates 1st amendment. Need to find a different country. Notice the similarity between this, BLM/black anarchists and extreme liberals? --Barb)
Close Call: Iranian Rocket Passes Within 1500 yards of
aircraft carrier US
How's that new treaty working for you, POTUS and Kerry? What, still golfing in
Hawaii and no calls to the National Security Council who are too busy reading Congress' correspondence? --Barb
US spying on Israel reportedly ensnares members of Congress
Accidental? Oh, sure. Show me your shocked face. And your insurance is going to cost less and you can keep your doctor and save $2500. Commentator notes "They were worried about
Israel...interesting." No, Israel is the last bastion of democracy. US collapsing from inside thanks to MB infiltration. --Barb
ISLAMIC CHANTS BLAST FROM F-16 TOYS ON CHRISTMAS. 'This is a prayer you're supposed to say when you're performing Hajj'
Excerpt: The F-16 toy Bjorn Thorpe bought his son for Christmas came with an unexpected feature: Islamic prayers. The
Washington state man purchased a toy jet from Amazon.com, expecting it to blast sounds of missiles and afterburners. The toy, created by China-based WolVol, instead sounded like its pilot was headed to Mecca.
When the Arab Spring Blooms in
Paris and ... San Bernardino
Excerpt: By the way, what does "vetting" even mean? In a multiculti world, you can believe everything Caliph al-Baghdadi does - that infidels are unclean, that women are the property of men and should be forbidden to feel sunlight on their faces, that homosexuals should be tossed off the roofs of buildings, that apostasy should be punishable by death, that Sharia should be introduced in western nations, and that the Islamic crescent should one day fly from the White House and Buckingham Palace and the Élysée and St Peter's. And Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have no problem with that, as long as you don't actually build a pipe bomb or blow up an airliner.
Family Planning in the New
Excerpt: In this Christmas season, what we used to call Christendom is sad and diminished, led by a fatuous social-justice pope and a European political class that has doubled down on civilizational suicide. Here is a small but telling story of the new France: ... Islam has a three-pronged strategy for its conquest of
Europe: immigration, fertility, and conversion.
Guest Host Mark Steyn, December 29, 2015
Excerpt: A Republican Congress Empowered the IRS to Seize Passports: At any rate, what's in this FAST Act? Oh, buried deep down in the small print, you'll find that the Republican House and the Republican Senate have given Lois Lerner's banana-republic IRS the power to get your passport revoked: The IRS specifically targeted American citizens based on their ideology, and a Republican Congress -- House and Senate -- has just rewarded them for it. They basically gave this corrupt agency power over citizenship, because if they can strip you of your passport under the FAST Act, they can strip you, in a practical sense, of 80% of your citizenship. State Department Hashtaggers List 2015 Victories in
Syria, Against Terrorism
Islamic Society Of
Hosts Conference Keynoted By Preachers Who Promote Female Sex Slavery, Honor Killings, And Anti-Semitism Boston
Excerpt: The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), however, has a long history of extremism. It was founded by the Al Qaeda operative Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who was jailed in 2004 for participating in a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. The ISB’s listed trustees have included prominent Islamist operatives, including Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood. And in 2008, the Muslim American Society, which runs the ISB’s
Cultural Center, was labeled by federal prosecutors “as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” (Why all the fuss about slavery and women? Looks like the agenda is a lose/lose for women and those who oppose slavery and complain about its history affecting their lives. TRANSFORMATION. Is this what the liberals envisioned? --Barb)
Surprise: Survey Shows Antisemitism Rises With Muslim Religiosity
They needed a survey to find that out? Couldn't they just follow the media in Muslim countries? ~Bob
The Religion of Peace: 2015: The Year of Anti-Christian Jihad, ‘Christians Are Allah’s Enemies!’ By Thomas D. Williams, PhD
Excerpt: The year 2015 will go down in memory as a period of unprecedented Christian persecution throughout the world, resulting in thousands of deaths along with continuous targeted acts of violence and terror. In October, a mob of 700, instigated by the Islamic Defenders Front, marched on government offices in
, and from there went on to torch the Indonesian Christian Church. The mob later circulated a message that read: “We will not stop hunting Christians and burning churches. Christians are Allah’s enemies!” Aceh Singkil, Indonesia
Western Muslim cleric "Women have no rights...and There is no such thing as rape"
A Christian is Martyred by Muslims Every 5 Minutes; Obama says “There’s Nothing We Can Do”
Excerpt: The most recent studies show that Christians are the world’s most persecuted religion, and that, by and large, the persecution emanates from Islam. However, the Obama administration just can’t be bothered with silly little things like facts when it comes to genocide. No, the Obama team would rather be importing suspect refugees from
Syria, who face no genocidal concerns, than the people actually suffering at the hands of genocidal maniacs. (Stopping them would be Islamophobic ~Bob)
Hilaire Belloc in 1938: Islam ‘the Most Formidable and Persistent Enemy’ of Western Civilization
Scary to think of Somali Muslims processing Cargill meat in N. CO, with negotiating spokesmen being CAIR, or MB. --Barb
Iranian Muslim cleric: I converted Hitler’s grandson to Islam. By Robert Spencer, JihadWatch.org
Excerpt: Hitler did not have a grandson, unless it has been a very well-kept secret. The noteworthy aspect of this is that the cleric would boast about it: he knows that Hitler is still quite popular in the Islamic world, where there is a great deal of admiration for his genocide of the Jews.
Their lips to God's ears: 2016 Prediction: Rubio Beats Hillary
: Marco Rubio Is Plenty Conservative. By Jim Geraghty Reading
Excerpt: This is a man who has a lifetime ACU rating of 98 out of 100. A man who has a perfect rating from the NRA in the U.S. Senate. A man who earned scores of 100 in 2014, 100 in 2013, 71 in 2012, and 100 in 2011 from the Family Research Council. A “Taxpayer Super Hero” with a lifetime rating of 95 from Citizens Against Government Waste. A man Club for Growth president David McIntosh called “a complete pro-growth, free-market, limited-government conservative.” Across the board, Rubio’s stances, policy proposals, and rhetoric fall squarely within the bounds of traditional conservatism.
: Converting Trump Supporters Hail Mary Pass
campaign staff quit Carson
Excerpt: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's campaign manager, Barry Bennett, and communications director, Doug Watts, have resigned, the campaign announces.
Mall brawls: Teens terrorize holiday shoppers
Couldn't arrest them, it would be racist. Black privilege. ~Bob
Uh Oh: Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illness
They're coming to take me away. ~Bob
Too Funny: TRUMP FANS VICIOUSLY LAMPOONED BY NEW VIDEO PRODUCED BY CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN POLITICAL GROUP
Donald Trump’s Strongest Supporters: A Certain Kind of Democrat
Excerpt: He is strongest among Republicans who are less affluent, less educated and less likely to turn out to vote. His very best voters are self-identified Republicans who nonetheless are registered as Democrats. It’s a coalition that’s concentrated in the South,
Appalachia and the industrial North, according to data provided to The Upshot by Civis Analytics, a Democratic data firm. Mr. Trump’s huge advantage among these groups poses a challenge for his campaign, because it may not have the turnout operation necessary to mobilize irregular voters.
Can We All Agree That Cops Shouldn't Shoot 12-Year-Olds? BY WALTER HUDSON
Excerpt: My son has a mild form of autism. He does not always respond well to instruction. His reactions are not typical of children his age. He can be combative or uncooperative if rubbed the wrong way, even more so than the average kid. For these reasons, I fear that what happened to 12-year-old Tamir Rice in
Cleveland could happen to my son under similar circumstances. Rice was playing with a toy gun near a recreational center in 2014 when someone spotted him and called the cops. The caller told the dispatcher that the subject might be a child with a toy gun. But that information was not passed along to the responding officers. The subsequent encounter was over in seconds, and young Rice was shot dead. (I know the kid was playing with a realistic looking toy gun, the safety colored plastic tip of which he had removed, and had been waving it around at people. This was really dumb, even for a 12 yr old, but I cannot but help agree that it should not have led to his death within seconds of the police arriving. That the dispatcher had heard it could be a kid with a toy gun but did not pass than on to the responding officers is a mistake that cannot be overlooked, and somebody should be roasted over that. It may have set the responding officers up to get there primed for a shootout, so as soon as they kid turned the damn plastic gun in their direction, they opened up on him instantly. I wasn't there, and don't know if there is a camera recording of the event, so I have to retain some sympathy for the officers who may be victims of the way they were fed information. Still, instantly opening fire like that is a concern, and the present standard police policy of shooting to kill (yeah, we don't call it that, it's "three to the center of mass", but no one has ever survived that) just makes it all more likely for civilians to die unnecessarily. I don't think at all that anyone should be charged with murder, but there should be some repercussions of a kid, however silly, dying like this. -- Del)
: What You Need to Know About “The Big Short.” By John C. Goodman Reading
Excerpt: One of the most intriguing movies I’ve seen in a long time is The Big Short. It’s about the housing bubble and what we now call the Great Recession, based on Michael Lewis’s bestselling book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.” The main characters are money managers who not only realized that the housing bubble was being supported by unsustainable subprime mortgages, but also found a way to make millions of dollars from the inevitable crash. Here are 10 things moviegoers need to know.
(I recommend: Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
: The death of gratitude. By Victor Davis Hanson Reading
Excerpt: Today’s average student is eager to find something offensive. Rarely does he or she wonder who built the chic resident halls, who designed the upscale student union, or who donated to the college endowment to subsidize the numerous free things on campus.
Anonymous, long-dead benefactors are reduced to politically incorrect losers of the past who lacked today’s affluent 18-year-old’s sophisticated view of the world and supposedly unique morality. But could today’s student activists on beatific campuses have survived a covered wagon trip through the
Utah desert, or a 19th-century Appalachian coal mine or a mission with a B-17 crew over ? Schweinfurt, Germany
Jim Webb told Democrats a lot of things they didn’t want to hear in his lone appearance in a presidential debate. He said people deserve the right to defend themselves. He said that we live in a dangerous world, and have to be concerned about the rise of
. He said, “All lives matter, not just ‘black lives matter.’” He told Bernie Sanders that the Congress would never pay for all of his expensive crazy ideas. He said the enemy he was proudest to have was the Viet Cong who tried to kill him. China
How Tocqueville Schooled Bernie Sanders 200 Years Ago. Bernie Sanders appears to think all we need to be happy is more money. Alexis de Tocqueville dismantled that idea two centuries ago.
Excerpt: Since a self-described democratic socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is a major contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, and polls suggest one-third of American millennials and over 40 percent of self-described Democrats view socialism favorably, perhaps it’s time to be attentive to great nineteenth-century French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville’s highly critical opinion of socialism.
: The Formlessness of Progressivism. By Yonathan Amselem Reading
Excerpt: Everything Is Now a Taxpayer-Funded “Right.” Problems with today’s leftism begin with the ideology’s conception of “rights.” In the common laissez-faire view, rights are universal because they do not impose a duty on others to act positively on our behalf. Simply put, the proper view of human rights is that they prohibit us from initiating coercion against others. Moreover, not only are the rights universal, but they are inherent to being human. To argue that the state confers these rights suggests that the state, through whatever “legitimate” institutions it may possess, can also take them away. This is an unacceptable possibility in a society of free people. Modern Progressivism, however, has so warped the entire nature of rights as to turn almost any desired good or service into a right.
Spewing Carbon: Obama to Travel the Globe in 2016 to Tout His Foreign Policy Successes
Excerpt: A recent Organizing for
America fundraising letter to supporters contained an ominous threat from President Barack Obama: "I've got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I'm still in office...." In keeping with his reputation as a "permanent campaigner," Obama plans to go on a global tour in 2016 to "seal his foreign policy legacies.” Obama will be spewing carbon from Air Force One into the atmosphere of every corner of the globe to promote his “progress against the Islamic State and significant global movement on climate change,” courtesy of the American taxpayer. (Gee, with climate disasters/weaponized weather (?), terrorists shooting sprees (don't call them that), and national security threats, why stay in the US? Let it collapse. He is focused on global imprint, not on the domestic folks--who haven't figured that out yet. --Barb)
New Year's Surprise: Obama Regulation To Give Work-Permits To Foreign College-Graduates
Excerpt: The new policy also creates a large economic incentive for
U.S. employers to hire foreign college-grads instead of new American college-grads. That’s because the policy will allow U.S. employers to hire foreign college graduates at very low salaries. The foreign graduates will gladly take those low-wage white-collar jobs because the new policy allows them to get deferred payments from the federal government — valuable permanent work-permits that are the first step on the golden pathway to Green Cards and citizenship. (Transformation, folks. Whether white, black, Hispanic, Native American.... you are not needed in the New American Program to eliminate the current citizenry and replace them with immigrants of the preferred regime narrative. --Barb)
FAA Sued For Reverse Discrimination
Excerpt: The cliché is that even though the USA twice elected a black president, the country has a long way to go before achieving true racial equality....The Federal Aviation Administration and the Obama Transportation Department today were smacked with a class action race discrimination lawsuit for systematically purging highly qualified air traffic controller candidates from consideration in order to increase diversity. Mountain States Legal Foundation president William Perry Pendley, whose group filed the lawsuit, said in a statement that, “In abandoning years of hiring the most qualified and adopting a ‘test’ that is the epitome of psychobabble, the FAA told our clients their skills are less important than their race and the public that its racial agenda is more important than aircraft safety.” (True not only in FAA but throughout the regime and any organization that takes federal funds is being pushed for "diversity" hiring--whether qualified or not. Part of the TRANSFORMATION for the Islamic/black anarchy takeover? Who knew the
US would covet segregation, all-black orchestras and choirs (whites can't play musical instruments or sing well)? If you're white, Judeo-Christian and particularly in the South, RETRIBUTION is setting in. There will be no election; campaigning just smoke. And executive action on gun control after New Year's promised by Bloomberg after his private meetings with Obama before Christmas. MDs, medical researchers, teachers...all going "diverse." Likewise, POTUS' agenda for transformation more important the US national security. What oath? What difference does it make? We're screwed. Happy New Year. --Barb)
Here are THE 3 Bills Hillary Clinton Sponsored That Became Law While US Senator
Interesting: "Radical change in climatic conditions" is melting Arctic ice and disrupting wildlife.
Climate Models Used for Last Six Decades Definitively Proven False…
Excerpt: Climate models used by scientists to predict how much human activities will warm the planet have been over-predicting global warming for the last six decades, according to a recent working paper by climate scientists.
: The ObamaCare Wolf, Scratching at Your Door Reading
Excerpt: "It's awful," the stressed-sounding voice on the phone declared. "It's just awful." The voice belonged to my primary care doctor's office manager. She had just told me that my doc would not accept my health insurance in 2016, and that the nearest physician who would accept it is in a town a thirty-minute drive away. She was describing the dilemma that many of the doctor's patients now face. For our health insurance -- which we are now required by law to purchase, of course -- to be of any value, we will have to make an hour-long round trip just to see a doctor.
NFL Legend Jim Brown on #BlackLivesMatter
Excerpt: I could talk for 10 hours on police brutality through the years historically against African-American people, but then there are other people that have had problems with the police. The problem that I’m looking at, Jason, is young, black men terrorizing their own community. My thought of all of this, how it should be cleared up is to have the community take pride in itself, clean it up, be the cleanest community in the world. Fathers do the right things with their kids and their wives, and I think we’ll see a tremendous change.
Marines in dress blues thwart suspected phone thieves
CNN: ’14 Women Have Made Claims’ Of Sexual Abuse Against Bill Clinton
CNN political contributor Errol Louis went off-script Thursday morning when he reported out loud one of the truths the DC Media has spent decades covering up: that a total of 14 women have accused former President Bill Clinton of some form of sexual abuse, from rape to groping to harassment. “After what we’ve seen with Bill Cosby and with old accusations,” Louis said, “There are about 14 women who could be said to have made claims at one time or another” against Bill Clinton. (Look over there! Bill Crosby! ~Bob)
FORMER YATES BASKETBALL STAR FATALLY SHOT, POSSIBLY DURING BURGLARY
Excerpt: A former Yates basketball star was shot to death Tuesday night, after he was discovered in a neighbor's home armed with a knife. ... Police say the family that lives on Jorns came home around 8pm. One of the young children found a man in her room, allegedly holding a knife. The adults in the home, including a 21-year-old man, then confronted the burglar. That 21-year-old shot him in the leg. Swift was then transported to
, where he died. Ben Taub Hospital
Interesting: Laws Are For the Little People: State Dept. Violates Court Order On
Excerpt: It all has such a marvelous banana-republic feel to it, which should outrage the taxpayers forced to pay trillions of dollars for a government that can’t even follow the sort of document-handling requirements it routinely imposes on small business owners. Remember, we would have exactly zero emails if the House Benghazi Committee hadn’t demanded documents the State Department had to admit it was incapable of producing, because they were stuck on a private server that ended up sitting in a bathroom closet in Denver.... We Little People don’t get to ignore regulations with impunity, dismiss laws we don’t like as an unacceptable burden on our time, ignore annoying federal judges, or evade responsibility for our actions by holding a media circus. (Emails dropped on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve (when folks won't notice) and the next one right before
caucus, per report, which will be too late....Barb) Iowa
Farrakhan: The System of Justice in
Should All Be ‘Destroyed’ America
New Email Shows Soros Regrets Supporting Obama, Can ‘Always’ Get Meeting With Hillary
Per article and enclosed email, Soros at that time had "never met Obama" but could "always" meet HC; had been influencing her since she was First Lady.... When did PC start to change
? I associate it with the America Presidency.....Barb Clinton