Saturday, April 27, 2013

Old Jarhead's Political SitRep for April 28, 2013

Old Jarhead's Political SitRep for April 28, 2013
Robert A. Hall

I have been out of pocket for a health care lung transplant re-eval at the VA last week. And fighting a touch of the flu. Just back on the computer to over 800 e-mails, many of which I will have to delete unread. Sorry.

Still a lot of interesting links I was able to pull. Muslims who didn't get the "Islam is a religion of peace" memo were apparently very active while I was off line. ~Bob

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Excerpt: A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts.

N. Korea: Detained American will soon face trial
Excerpt: North Korea said Saturday that a detained American allegedly tried to “topple” its government and will soon be put on trial, a potential complication as Washington tries to ramp down tensions stemming from Pyongyang’s recent weapons tests and threats of nuclear attack. (I was hoping it was Dennis Rodman. ~Bob.)

Excerpt: The FBI says a Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has been arrested in the case. FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden says 41-year-old Everett Dutschke was arrested Saturday at his Tupelo home in connection with the letters, which allegedly contained ricin.

6 Reasons Why States Should Continue to Oppose Obamacare: States can block many of the law's worst provisions and most troubling consequences. By Peter Suderman
Excerpt: Over the past year, 34 states have decided against implementing some, or any, parts of Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges—and with good reason. As Cato Institute Health Policy Director Michael Cannon argues in his recent paper“50 Vetoes: How States Can Stop the Obama Health Care Law,” states have the power to block many of Obamacare’s most troublesome provisions and consequences simply by refusing to participate in the implementation process. Cannon’s paper provides an array of reasons why state legislators should resist the law. Here are six:

Greed Is Green: How the Profit Motive Helps the Environment. By Pierre Desrochers
Excerpt: Yet, as documented in several studies, our environment has paradoxically gotten cleaner and greener as we have become wealthier. These counterintuitive results are typically conveyed through inverted U-shaped “environmental Kuznets curves” (EKCs) that document how emissions and/or concentrations associated with several pollutants first rise with economic development, but then fall as income exceeds a threshold level (Figure 1). (How have non-Capitalist societies done with the environment? ~Bob .)

Can Wind ‘Compete’ without Subsidy?
Excerpt: The first witness, Frank Rusco, director of energy and natural resources for the Government Accountability Office, summarized his March 2013 GAO report on federal financial support for wind energy. Rusco testified that nine agencies administer 82 programs providing $4 billion in financial support to the wind industry in 2011 in the form of grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax expenditures (targeted tax breaks). Some wind projects received support from seven initiatives, Rusco found. (No, but it competes well for Obama's Green Crony Capitalism handout. ~Bob.)

Feds spend at least $890,000 on fees for empty accounts. By David A. Fahrenthold
Excerpt: If you are a federal worker on furlough this week — or an airline passenger delayed by federal furloughs — you might want to save your blood pressure and go read another story. This one is about all the money the U.S. government spends on . . . nothing.

Excerpt: The CIA asked the main U.S. counterterrorism agency to add the name of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers to a watch list more than a year before the attack, according to U.S. officials. The agency took the step after Russian authorities contacted officials there in the fall of 2011 and raised concerns that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was seen as an increasingly radical Islamist and could be planning to travel overseas. (Boy, the media will rake the Bush administration for incompetence. Oh, wait, never mind. Nothing to see here. ~Bob.)

Excerpt: A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech. The twisted metal part, jammed in an 18-inch-wide sliver of open space between the buildings, has cables and levers on it and is about 17 inches wide and 4 feet long, New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday. “It’s a manifestation of a horrific terrorist act a block and a half away from where we stand,” he said. (When those working on the Islamic mosque found the debris, they called—ready?—911. --Barb.)

Excerpt: One person was stabbed in the stomach and another was stabbed in the head and arms as they tried to defend themselves. As Ly looked for a third victim, a 47 year old man with a conceal carry permit saw what was happening. He pulled out his gun and told LY to drop the weapon or he would shoot him. Ly complied and dropped the knife and was subdued by Smith employees. (Couldn't they have just declare it a "knife free zone"? ~Bob.)

Excerpt: Critics view the academic detailing project as a conflict-of-interest because it allows the federal government — which has an incentive under Obamacare to keep health care costs low — to guide doctors toward choosing cheaper generic drugs for their patients. Pfizer CEO Ian Read strongly agreed with remarks calling the program a conflict of interest during the question-and-answer session at the annual Pfizer shareholder meeting in Short Hills, New Jersey Thursday.

Excerpt: Planned Parenthood received $542 million in federal funding in 2012. “[N]o matter how great the challenge of opposition,” Obama told the crowd, “Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere.” “It’s not going anywhere today, it’s not going anywhere tomorrow.” (It's going to continue its mission to prevent more of the unfit [minorities] from being born. ~Bob.)

7 Things Every Moderate Muslim Should Believe. By John Hawkins 
Excerpt: So, let's shoulder past both political correctness and "Islamophobia" and have a real discussion about "moderate Muslims." We do hear the phrase "moderate Muslim" tossed around a lot; so isn't it about time that someone actually takes a crack at defining what it means? As a non-Muslim, I consider someone to be a "moderate Muslim" if he....

Guns, Bombs and Government. By John C. Goodman 
Excerpt: In fact, none of the bills being considered in Congress would have prevented a single mass shooting in recent years, had they been law at the time of these incidents. Meanwhile, residents of Watertown, Massachusetts — sequestered in their homes while one of the Boston Marathon bombers roamed their neighborhood — can be thankful Congress is slow to act. Under some proposals, it would have been illegal for a Watertown homeowner to lend a gun to his neighbor, or even to a member of his own household, for self-protection!

Jailed jihad terrorists to be set free in weeks
Excerpt: The ringleader of a Birmingham terror cell who plotted a suicide bombing campaign in the UK may never be released, a judge warned on Friday. (Now this is how you fight terror. Show jihadis love and understanding. Don't let them ever have a motive to call you an islamophobe. Be a dhimmi. Feed the alligator and be eaten last. --Don Hank)

Russia detains 140 in Moscow on suspicion of Islamic extremism
Excerpt: Russian police and security agents detained 140 people at a mosque in Moscow on Friday on suspicion of involvement with Islamic extremism. (Whoa, there! I know what you're thinking, but these people didn't know each other. They were 140 lone wolves. They just happened to feel lonely and decided to find each other. Any violence they may have plotted was work place violence. That's it: 140 Russians going postal. Put that in the official report. Don Hank)

Exclusive: FBI Informant Claims Taliban Members Are Living In America
Excerpt: “I am an informant and all I can tell you is that Talibans are walking freely right here in the soil of America right now, right now.” That’s the haunting worry of South Floridian David Mahmood Siddiqui.

Exclusive: Government doc shows how closely Boston Marathon bombers followed al Qaeda plans
Excerpt: A detailed analysis of the bombs used at the Boston Marathon and during a firefight between the suspects and law enforcement shows how closely the bombmakers followed instructions from the digital al Qaeda magazine “Inspire,” according to a government document obtained by NBC News. (Can't be true. The knee pad media assured us pressure cooker bombs were the signature of right wing extremists. ~Bob.)

Obama's scrub of all mention of Islam from counterterror training materials under fire after Boston jihad bombings
Excerpt: CAIR deserves some credit for this -- they mounted a huge campaign in 2010 to have me dropped as a trainer of FBI agents. Others responsible for the politically correct scrubbing of counterterror training materials of any mention of Islam or jihad include hard-Left pseudo-journalist Spencer Ackerman, who published a series of "exposes" of "Islamophobic" counterterror training; Fatima Khera, who wrote a letter to John Brennan demanding that this material be removed; Brennan, who readily acquiesced to this demand; and Salam al-Marayati, who piled on in the mainstream media. They got what they wanted: the scrubbing of counter-terror training materials of the truth about Islam and jihad. Now in Boston, we have begun reaping the fruit of this.

Feds Further Investigating Role of Bomber's Wife: Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva notified husband that the FBI had released his picture.
Excerpt: According to those officials, Dzokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators that the information that set in motion the series of events leading to Tamerlan’s death and Dzokhar’s apprehension came in a phone call from Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva to her husband. (Note also that when his picture and his brother's was released, no one from the Islamic Society of Boston contacted authorities and told them the bombers' identities.--Robert Spencer,

"Terrorist" axe, knife and arson attack kills 21 in China's Xinjiang
Excerpt: A confrontation involving axes, knives, at least one gun and ending with the burning down of a house left 21 people dead in China's troubled far-west region of Xinjiang, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday, calling it a "terrorist attack". .... Hou did not name any group, but China has blamed previous attacks in energy-rich Xinjiang - strategically located on the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Central Asia - on Islamic separatists who want to establish an independent East Turkestan.

Krauthammer on 'Red Line': 'What’s At Stake Here Is Whether Anything This President Now Says Is Believable"
Excerpt: With the revelation that Syrian President Bashir al-Assad has used chemical weapons on his people, folks on both sides of the aisle are wondering if Barack Obama will keep his word that this is the red line that if crossed would require American action. On Fox News's Special Report, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday, "What’s at stake here is whether anything that this president now says is believable around the world. (Never was, doc. ~Bob.)

NYTimes Confirms: Massive Fraud At USDA In Pigford; Breitbart Vindicated. By Joel B. Pollak
Excerpt: The New York Times reported Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has likely enabled massive fraud in the Pigford series of legal settlements, in which black, Hispanic, female and Native American farmers have claimed to be victims of past discrimination. The cost of the settlements, which could exceed $4.4 billion, is the result of a process that "became a runaway train, driven by racial politics, pressure from influential members of Congress and law firms that stand to gain more than $130 million in fees," the Times notes.

Excerpt: The Department of Agriculture, via the Mexican government, assures potentially ineligible immigrants that they can still apply for food stamps on behalf of their eligible children without giving information about their immigration status, according to documents released Thursday by Judicial Watch.

Clashes kill 41 in northern Iraq city of Mosul
Excerpt: More than 40 people were reported killed in fighting in a key city in northern Iraq and gunmen took over a town elsewhere in the country Thursday, raising concerns that unrest roiling Sunni areas is spreading. Iraq’s prime minister appealed for calm following three days of violence that has left more than 150 dead.

Death toll in Nigeria shootout with Islamist militants reaches 25
Excerpt: Twenty-five people were killed in a clash between Nigerian security forces and suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants who robbed a bank and attacked a police station in northeastern Yobe state, police said on Friday.

It’s Time To Do Something About Knives. By Daniel Greenfield 
Excerpt: Most people don’t think about knives at all. They don’t think about knife culture. They don’t think about what’s wrong with a society that allows anyone to buy a set of Japanese ceramic knives that claim to be able to cut through bone faster than any other knife on earth for only $29.95 plus shipping and handling. They don’t think about the knives until the knives come after them.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev vowed to die for Islam; judge may have prematurely stopped brother's interrogation, sources say
Excerpt: The mother of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew as early as 2011 that her son had been radicalized and sent text messages to family in Russia suggesting he was willing to die for Islam, the FBI told lawmakers this week according to two officials with knowledge of the Capitol Hill briefing.

Domestic terrorist who hoped to "kill as many as possible" says he targeted group because SPLC listed it as a "hate group"
Excerpt: The SPLC, the well-heeled propaganda machine that smears conservatives for cash, is an integral part of the ongoing Leftist effort to demonize and destroy legitimate conservative voices -- like our American Freedom Defense Initiative, which they also classify as a "hate group" -- by lumping them in with the likes of the KKK. The SPLC turns a blind eye to the real hate that comes from the Left and Islamic supremacists, and offers with its hate group listings not only an incitement to violence, but a handy tool that lazy Leftist mainstream media journalists use to try to intimidate people away from supporting our message of human rights. 

The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty. Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community. It does not change other criteria for being eligible to serve on a jury, such as being at least 18, living in the county that is making the summons, and being proficient in English. (Let’s get this, sorry, straight. Illegals cannot be put in jail or sent back over the border to their home country but they can come here, vote, get SNAPS, free phones and put US in jail. What is wrong with this picture? --Babr)

Excerpt: More than 100 crucial gauges that warn of imminent flooding or lack of needed water will be shut down starting next month as part of the federal government's automatic budget cuts. Some are in the nine states threatened with spring flooding, U.S. Geological Survey officials said in interviews with The Associated Press. In rivers where flooding is imminent, such as near Fargo, N.D., officials are scrambling to keep needed monitors working and make the cuts elsewhere. (Well, you wouldn't want to cut something important, like White House celebrity concerts, fighter jets for the MB or cash for terrorists in Gaza? ~Bob.)

New Comment on "I'm Tired
The thing that made me happiest about all this comments is the majority of all you Republican rightwing freaks are all old and hopefully very close to death. The problem with this country is all of your selfish asshole selves. So go on with your moronic ramblings and know when you all die America will be a better place. (I know I'm excited and I'm only 17). :) 

Go Navy! US sailor thwarts Dubai bus driver rapist after putting him in strangehold with her thighs and then beating him into submission
Excerpt: An off-duty US navy sailor wrestled a bus driver to the ground and beat him into submission after he attempted to rape her at knife point, a court heard yesterday.

Not All Moslems Are Jihadists - But, Too Many Are. By Rabbi Aryeh Spero
Excerpt: After the shootings at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, liberals insisted that guns be banned since guns are used to kill. While it is a question whether guns kill or actually the people who pull the trigger, there can be no question that Islamic terrorists do kill, and want to kill. Accordingly, liberals should be the first to demand that we ban from our midst all Islamic terrorists. Right? Well, not exactly.

Five Arrested in Plot to Blow up US Bridge
Excerpt: Five home grown terrorist spawned by the Occupy Wall Street movement arrested in alleged bomb plot in Cleveland area. --MM

George W. Bush is smarter than you. By Keith Hennessey 
Excerpt: One of my students asked “How involved was President Bush with what was going on?” I smiled and responded, “What you really mean is, ‘Was President Bush smart enough to understand what was going on,’ right?” The class went dead silent. Everyone knew that this was the true meaning of the question. Kudos to that student for asking the hard question and for framing it so politely. I had stripped away that decorum and exposed the raw nerve. I looked hard at the 60 MBA students and said “President Bush is smarter than almost every one of you.”

Excerpt: Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their "massive" bullet buys. (Internet wheel squeaked enough that Congress noted. --Barb)

Big Sis: Obama Admin Can Pick Which Laws to Enforce
Excerpt: During her testimony on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that she, President Barack Obama and other political officials at the top of this administration have the authority to decide which laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore. (The idea that executives can pick and choose which laws to enforce utterly flies in the face of the whole concept of a nation of laws. This is intolerable arrogance, plain and simple, from someone who is not remotely embarrassed to make such a claim. Democrat, Republican, Independent, makes no difference. This is an attack on the basis of our society. --Del)

Napolitano: Yes, we knew that Tamerlan Tsarnaev left for Russia last year
Excerpt: First, Jake Tapper’s intelligence sources told him it’s “rare” for the Russians to reach out to the FBI and ask them to investigate someone. If that’s true, why didn’t the feds take more of an interest in Tamerlan? Second, notwithstanding America’s “frosty” relations with Russia, since when is U.S. intelligence kinda sorta disinterested in tracking jihadis just because they’re probably more likely to strike elsewhere than here?

Janet Napolitano’s Major Admission: Saudi Student Was Put On Watchlist

Excerpt: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano admitted Tuesday that a Saudi national once identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombings was put on a terror watchlist after the attack….Napolitano firmly responded: “He was not on a watchlist. What happened is — this student was, really when you back it out, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

The D-Word. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Deportation has become a near-taboo word. Yet the recent Boston bombings inevitably rekindle old questions about the way the U.S. admits, or at times deports, foreign nationals. Despite the Obama administration's politically driven and cyclical claims of deporting either a lot more or a lot fewer non-citizens, no one knows how many are really being sent home -- for a variety of reasons.

France: Muslim screaming "Allahu akbar" slashes rabbi's throat; authorities searching for motive
Excerpt: Here's your motive, geniuses: Muhammad said that “the last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him” (Sahih Muslim 6985).

Charts: How Much Danger Do We Face From Homegrown Jihadist Terrorists? | Mother Jones
Tries to make the case that home grown right wing extremists are responsible for more terror plots than jihadists, and then go on to say that the largest number was left wing extremists in the 70s. Please explain. --George

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