Sunday, February 19, 2012

Political Digest for February 20, 2012

The Old Jarhead Blog. Bringing you news and information the MSM is too busy covering American Idol, celebrity affairs and sensational missing person cases to cover. Please forward to friends who need to be informed.

Free PDF Copy of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic.

Excerpt: The radical left cannot be defeated if we continue to use their language. Stated differently, the side that defines the terminology of the debate will win it. The left has known this for a very long time - it is time for us to wake up. To beat them, we must stop. We must stop using their language immediately. Every time we notice ourselves falling into the bad habit of using leftist-defined terminology, we must stop ourselves by calling a FOuL.

More calls to investigate GE’s China deal
Excerpt: So, another House lawmaker is joining Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) in calling for official government investigations into GE’s partnership with China’s state-owned aviation company, AVIC, to develop avionics for civil airliners. Virginia Republican Frank Wolf wrote Defense Secretary Leon Panetta a two-page letter today backing Forbes’ request that the partnership be investigated thoroughly, in part because, “it is my understanding that the technology that GE intends to share with the Chinese was originally developed for the U.S. Military.”

Obama Releases Official DNC Poster: “Urban Unity”…
Gotta love the comments! ~Bob

3-Star Ripped For Presentation Referencing God -- Army Times Excerpt: Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the new head of the Defense Information Systems Agency, is under fire for a commander’s call Wednesday that included references to God. But Hawkins, who just took over the directorship of DISA in January, said his presentation has been taken out of context. As part of an all-hands meeting with DISA employees, Hawkins apparently showed a power point presentation that contained two slides titled “Ronnie’s Rules” that outline 18 priorites, the first and last of which are “Always put God first, and stay within His will” and “Always remember God is good — all the time!”

Michelle Obama Decides to Ski Aspen
The 1% at play--austerity is for the little people. Like you. But to be fair, she was probably distraught at Whitney Houston's death, had to get away for some serious VaKay to recover. ~Bob. Excerpt: Michelle Obama has embarked on a skiing vacation with her daughters in Aspen, Colorado, according to the Aspen Daily News. The first lady, who just returned last month from 17 days of relaxation in Hawaii, is skiing in Colorado on Presidents’ Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Last year she went to Vail. Michelle’s decision to ski out West again instead of hitting slopes closer to Washington would seem an inopportune choice for a first lady who is helping her husband campaign on issues of “fairness.”

Chrysler Withdraws Energy Dept. Loan Application -​m
Excerpt: Chrysler said on Thursday that it had dropped its longstanding request for $3.5 billion in federal energy loans after the Obama administration proposed tight restrictions on further aid to the company. ... But the decision may reflect a greater degree of political scrutiny of any additional financial assistance to the auto industry during an election year. Last winter, General Motors withdrew its own application for $14.4 billion in low-interest loans from the Energy Department after deciding it did not need the money. (I found this a little odd that GM and Chrysler won't take anymore Obama money if it's tied to development of more fuel-efficient vehicles. --Chris)

Obama's Fake Fossil Fuel Infatuation by Marita Noon
President Obama’s crush on oil and gas was short lived. On January 24, he angered his green base when, in his State of the Union address (SOTU), he stated that he is directing his “administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential offshore oil and gas resources.” He also called for “every possible action” to develop “a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly one hundred years.” (Well, Pelosi said Americans should use more clean natural gas in place of fossil fuels. ~Bob.)

Afghan bride burns herself in protest of domestic violence
Excerpt: The bandaged wrapped image of the young woman showed by the private Tolo television on Wednesday tells of the nightmare she had faced in her in-laws home.
Sadat, 15, is a native of Herat province 640 km west of Afghan capital Kabul. (Well, wife beating is sanctioned by the Qur'an, thus allowed by Shari'a Law. Good women are obedient....As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Sura (4:34). ~Bob.)

Yemen Nobel laureate gets death threat
Excerpt: Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkul Karman has received a death threat from Muslim militants for alleged blasphemy, local media reported Friday. Karman, a prominent pro-democracy activist, received the threat in a short text message sent to her mobile phone demanding that she repent or face death, reported independent website Change, quoting a statement issued by her office.

Worth Reading: Federal Union Flips Out Over 0.8% Increase in Pension Contribution by Mike Flynn
Excerpt: To fully appreciate the herculean task required to get our fiscal house in order, consider this; the recently brokered deal to extend the payroll tax holiday is partially offset by raising by 0.8% the amount federal workers contribute to their pensions. The union reaction? ... The short answer, of course, is that we’ve allowed the creation of a union-government industrial complex. Federal, state and local governments are stacked with a permanent taxpayer-funded lobby for expanding government and fighting efforts to curtail government spending.

Obama acting like ‘third-world’ ‘dictator’ with contraception rule
Excerpt: “Where does this authority come from,” Rove asked Fox’s Bill Hemmer. “This sounds like some third-world county governed by colonels in mirrored sunglasses in which he dictates, ‘I, the supreme leader, dictate that something will be provided free when we know the cost of that will have to be borne by everybody else in society that’s not getting the free good.’

Hard truth slips out in the budget dog-and-pony show
Excerpt: Then on the House side, in response to budget chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Geithner conceded the same point, but added, "we're not coming before you to say we have a definitive solution to that long-term problem. What we do know is we don't like yours." Geithner's formulation -- we know we can't keep doing what we're doing and we don't have a plan to change, but we sure don't want your plan -- is an apt summary of Obama's overall budget strategy since the beginning of his administration.

GOP: Obama's budget plan a 'roadmap to Greece'
Excerpt: Republicans bashed President Obama on Saturday for his “broken” fiscal policies, including his recent budget proposal, which they said would pit America on “a roadmap to Greece.” In the GOP’s weekly address Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) pointed to high unemployment numbers, a staggeringly high deficit, and high gas prices as evidence that Obama’s economic strategy has failed and was leading the U.S. towards financial ruin.

Iranian Warships On the Move
Excerpt: Iranian ships moved through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the IRNA news agency reported, citing the country's navy commander, Admiral Habibollah Sayari. Sayari said the passage through the Suez Canal was only the second made by Iranian ships since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (Well, Japan's carriers were also on the move--before Midway. Today Japan has no carriers. ~Bob.)

Former Netanyahu Chief of Staff Says Israeli Strike on Iran “Imminent” – “We’ve Got To Do The Job”…
Jews just don't seem to want to get quietly in the boxcars anymore. That pisses off the left and the Muslims. ~Bob. Excerpt: The former chief of staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities is “imminent.”

The Muslim War Against Europe - Intimidation, Death-Threats & Murder (are you getting this?)
Interesting video. ~Bob.

Planned Parenthood Helps Fewer Pregnant Woman, Adoptions Drop
Excerpt: The new document the abortion organization posted shows Planned Parenthood did 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies. (Well, they were founded to limit births by the "unfit." Just trying to fulfill that mission. ~Bob.)

Oil prices under threat by Dennis Morrison
Excerpt: The spectre of military confrontation over Iran's nuclear development programme, and that country's threat to cut the flow of oil to six European nations, has reignited memories of the 1973 and 1979 oil price shocks that destabilised the world economy. In 1973, it was the Arab-Israeli war and the resulting oil embargo that led to the spike in prices that triggered a recession. The era of cheap oil that had powered the post-World War II economic boom came to an end.

Iran trains female ninjas as potential assassins
Can't be doctors, drive or go to school, but Islam lets women murder equally at least. ~Bob. Excerpt: Scores of black-clad female "ninja" fighters whose ages range from 5 to 56 are just a handful of 3,000 women in Iran who are being trained as lethal warriors at a school in Tehran. "We train women to have strength and ability. We have to do everything in our power to protect our homeland," said Akbar Faraji, who runs the school.

Every Injury Shouldn’t Result in a Lawsuit – But That’s Just Me
Excerpt: In my opinion, fifty-eight year old, Gayane Zokhrabov, has too much time on her hands. Or maybe her lawyer does. I’m not sure. You decide which one is the bonehead. 

Hundreds of thousands march in Spain against reforms
Excerpt: Hundreds of thousands of people protested across Spain Sunday against reforms to the labor market they fear will destroy workers' rights and spending cuts they say are destroying the welfare state. Organizers, including the two largest unions Comisiones Obreras and UGT, said as many as half a million people joined the protest in 57 towns and cities, although Spanish police gave no official estimate. In Madrid, one of the largest protests since the economic crisis began almost five years ago filled the wide boulevards from the Atocha train station up to the central Sol square with loud but peaceful marchers of all ages. (Entitlement riots are the BEST we can expect in the US. ~Bob.)

Except: Guess who was a key player in pushing through the birth control mandate in ObamaCare? Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards. According to reports, not only did Obama listen to Richards, but took her word over the suggestions his top advisers, including Vice President Joe Biden, then Chief of Staff Bill Daley and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Gotta stop the "unfit" from being born, as Margaret Sanger, Panned Parenthood Founder, said. ~Bob.)

Sharia’s Global Reach: A Liberal Muslim Extradited to Possible Beheading
Excerpt: Muhammad Najeeb Kashgari, better known as Hamza Kashgari, is a 23-year-old Saudi writer and the first victim of the global enforcement of radical Sharia by international legal authorities. After writing several tweets that presented a liberal interpretation of Islam well within the normative boundaries of that religion, Kashgari was proclaimed a heretic by Saudi clerics. Fleeing to Malaysia he was captured with the reported help of an Interpol system and extradited back to Saudi Arabia to face a grim fate. The charge? Apostasy.

NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast, Muslim Brotherhood-linked MSA and media enablers in uproar
Excerpt: The Muslim Students Association is a Muslim Brotherhood group. The NYPD was monitoring it. So what? As long as no Constitutional protections were genuinely violated, the NYPD is just doing its job. The purpose of articles like this is to stop them from doing that job, which will have the effect, intended or not, of allowing the jihadist and Islamic supremacist activities of the MSAs to advance unimpeded.

Excerpt: When I saw that possibility mentioned in the San Jose Mercury News (gas prices are already topping four bucks a gallon in parts of California), I went looking up some confirmation on this. And yes, it could hit $4.50 a gallon, thanks in large part to the subtly-and-steadily-eroding situation in Iran. The problem, as the Christian Science Monitor notes, is not so much crude production as it is its transportation: (Come on. Everyone knows that high gas prices--almost $2 a gallon in some places--are because President Bush is buddies with the oil companies. Once we replace him and Chaney with a liberal president, prices will come down. They promised. ~Bob.)

Government PSA Hijacks Disney to Promote First Lady Initiative By Iris Somberg
Excerpt: A When will the government stop wasting taxpayer dollars? In a new public service announcement, Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative twists Disney’s classic "Beauty and the Beast" into an animated production telling parents how to have healthy children. Perhaps the choice of a Disney cartoon is appropriate, since the liberal nanny-state insists on treating Americans as children(Call a spade a spade. I am so sick of being told how to behave. Not even “suggested” any more. Hijacking Disney really turns my stomach. I declined to invest in their stock the other day; plus they are linked to ABC. Don’t call that woman “First Lady.” She ain’t even close. This is an old article but I have been seeing this damn PSA ad every other commercial break on channels running “family programming.” Quit spending our tax dollars for brainwashing. I watched commercials on Moscow TV when I visited USSR in the 70s. --Barb)

Krauthammer on payroll tax holiday compromise: ‘Selling crown jewels to buy crack’
Excerpt: On “Inside Washington” Saturday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered a contrarian view on the bipartisan agreement expected to allow for the extension of payroll tax cuts. ... “This tells you how bad our politics have become,” Krauthammer said. “Everybody here is so delighted that we finally have a bipartisan agreement and are celebrating it. Over what? … We have just added $100 billion [to a $16 trillion debt for]… a payroll tax cut that every economist will tell you will not have any influence on the creation of jobs or helping our economy. It is temporary and it will have no effect.” (Well, I like it. I get a tax cut now, which balances out the Democrats Illinois 2% tax increase, plus I start getting Social Security in April when I turn 66. Gives me a shot at getting back part of what I was forced to pay in before the Pulmonary Fibrosis catches up with me. True, it screws future generations, but they are so screwed anyway. ~Bob.)

The World won’t stop having climate cycles just because they are inconvenient.
Excerpt: A tentative forecast (broken line) is made simply by moving the whole curve 200 years to the right, i.e. the forecast implied by accepting the apparent 200 year recurring oscillation shown by the series. Successful predictions have many fathers. Lamb’s successful prediction forty years ago was the first prediction of the current minimum and reminds us that climate cycles can be relied upon to continue to the end of time. (This very short article proves a relationship between the sun (Sol) and climate. Ron P.)

Obama seeks to bypass UNESCO funding ban
Excerpt: The Obama administration formally announced its intention to ask Congress to waive a ban on funding UNESCO over its recognition of Palestinian statehood. “The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would provide authority to waive restrictions on paying the US assessed contributions to UNESCO,” says a footnote in the budget that the White House submitted to Congress this month. The footnote was quoted in a press release issued Wednesday by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, who says she plans to oppose such a waiver. (Broke, but not too broke to fund Jew-killing terrorists. ~Bob.)

Memo to Jews: After They Come for the Catholic Church, They Will Come For Us By David P. Goldman
Excerpt: Today it is contraception and the morning-after pill. Tomorrow it will be kosher slaughter, or matrilineal descent, or circumcision, or other matters of existential importance to Jewish observance. If the Obama administration gets away with forcing Catholic institutions to step across lines of life and death in the name of “health,” the federal government will have a precedent to legislate Judaism out of existence–as several other countries have already tried to do.

How Many Dead People Are Registered To Vote?
Excerpt: In an excellent piece of investigative journalism by Fred Dardick at the Canada Free Press, How Obama Used an Army of Thugs to Steal the 2008 Democratic Party Nomination, Dardick introduced the conservative community to the movie “We Will Not Be Silenced.” The website of this film is run by Democrats. Listen to their words; they are outraged by the fraud in our voting system. Two years ago, Democrat activist Gigi Gaston made a video documenting widespread voter fraud committed by Obama supporters during the 2008 Democratic primary election to secure the nomination for Obama over the popular vote winner Hillary Clinton.

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