Saturday, May 25, 2013

Old Jarhead's Political SitRep for May 26, 2013

Old Jarhead's Political SitRep for May 26, 2013
Robert A. Hall

Memorial Day
Robert A. Hall

The troubled world can offer no award
To you who sleep beneath the chiseled stone.
You died because we handed you the sword,
And we are free because you sleep alone.

The tides of history well may change the cause,
And time may blunt the sharpness of the debt,
For sacrifice, a nation under laws
Is gathered here today, lest we forget.

I composed this poem while marching in the Fitchburg, MA Memorial Day Parade in 1975, then used it in my speech at the upper common. It is included in my book, Old Jarhead Poems. ~Bob

Wendy Sweet D.C. performance - tribute song to military
"Thank You, Soldiers song. I was there for this. ~Bob

Worth Reading: A lesson from the Boston lockdown. By Chet Nagle
Excerpt: In his recent Ohio State commencement speech, President Obama soothed graduates by telling them not to pay attention to what they may have heard, not to fear government, and to reject the idea that “tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.” Was he worried the grads had seen videos of the SWAT enforcers in Boston after the marathon bombings?

Worth Reading: Wrapping Up President Obama. By Andy Weddington
Excerpt: At the conclusion of his remarks I walked to the kitchen for a snack. Opting for a nutrition bar, I grabbed one, looked at the wrapper, chuckled and then burst into laughter.

Rebecca Vitsmun, Atheist Oklahoma Tornado Survivor, Sees Thousands In Indiegogo Campaign Donations

The Lord works in mysterious way. ~Bob

Excerpt: Defense attorneys for George Zimmerman have released new photos that they say will help prove their client's innocence in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The murder case against Zimmerman is set to begin in just three weeks, and the Florida man's defense team has just released photos retrieved from Martin's phone. Some of those images were even taken on the night he was killed.

Obama's Bloody Recipe for More Benghazis. By Michelle Malkin

Excerpt: Gird your loins, America. President Obama intends to empty out Guantanamo Bay and send scores of suspected Muslim terror operatives back to their jihadist-coddling native countries. Goaded by anti-war activists and soft-on-terror attorneys (including those from Attorney General Eric Holder's former private law firm), Obama announced Thursday that he'll lift a ban on sending up to 90 Yemeni detainees home and will initiate other stalled transfers out of the compound.

Spanish Euro Exit Could Be in the Works. By Mike Shedlock

Excerpt: Some common sense discussion is taking place in Spain regarding the necessity of Spain exiting the eurozone.

Coming: A Two-Tiered Health Care System. ByJohn C. Goodman

Excerpt: I believe we are moving toward two different health systems. Which tier do you think you will be in? In one system, patients will be able to see doctors promptly. They will talk to physicians by phone and email. They will have no difficulty scheduling needed surgery. 

Woolwich attack: MI5 'offered job to suspect'

Excerpt: MI5 asked Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo if he wanted to work for them about six months before the killing, a childhood friend has said.

Guardian claims without a shred of evidence that "Muslim groups are doing all they can to counter the divisive intent of the killers"
Excerpt: The Guardian is deeply impressed that Muslim groups in the U.K. are condemning the jihad murder of a British soldier on a London street yesterday -- so impressed, in fact, that it insists that "Muslim groups are doing all they can to counter the divisive intent of the killers." But what, exactly, are these Muslim groups doing? Do any of them have any kind of program to teach young Muslims why they should reject the understanding of Islam that the jihadist enunciated yesterday? Why, no, they do not. No one, however, seems to notice or care.

Worth Reading Again: Back When We Were Negroes. By Charles E. Richardson
Excerpt: That got me to thinking. Back when we were Negroes in the 1950s, “only 9 percent of black families with children were headed by a single parent,” according to “The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies” by Kay Hymowitz. “Black children had a 52 percent chance of living with both their biological parents until age 17. In 1959, “only 2 percent of black children were reared in households in which the mother never married.” But now that we’re African-Americans, according to Hymowitz, those odds of living with both parents had “dwindled to a mere 6 percent” by the mid-1980s. And check this, in Bibb County, more than 70 percent of the births in the African-American community are to single mothers. (Older piece, I ran before, but worth reading again. Liberals will turn tricks on the statistics, trying to escape from what their policies have done to the black family. ~Bob.)

UK: Man arrested for making "racist or anti-religious" Facebook comments
Excerpt: The first rule after an Islamic jihad attack: do not insult Islam! British authorities appear to have a death wish. A jihadist murders a soldier in cold blood and they're cracking down not on jihadists, but on those who dare to express anything less than fulsome respect for the Islamic ideology that led the murderer to kill.

Exiled cleric who taught UK knifeman praises 'courage'
Excerpt: Syrian-born Islamist cleric who taught one of the men accused of hacking to death an off-duty British soldier on a London street praised the attack for its "courage" and said Muslims would see it as a strike on a military target.

Excerpt: What is going to happen when the greatest economic bubble in the history of the world pops? The mainstream media never talks about that. They are much too busy covering the latest dogfights in Washington and what Justin Bieber has been up to. And most Americans seem to think that if the Dow keeps setting new all-time highs that everything must be okay. Sadly, that is not the case at all. (This is the third such warning I have read just today and yesterday there was one that was very similar. All warning of a bubble about to pop. I'd like to say, aw, it can't be that bad, but these reports all come from experts. I'd say something big is going to happen. --Don Hank)

Media Analysts Dodge Jihad Connection in Boston, London. By John Rossomando
Excerpt: In separate attacks a month apart, Islamist terrorists made it clear that they believed they acted in the name of their religion, exacting vengeance for their fellow Muslims. Yet several media pockets have gone into overdrive to deflect attention from that Islamist motivation.

Excerpt: Collins told the young man, 31-year-old Kyle Caldwell, to get on the ground. So he got on his knees. (And here I like to imagine he temporarily lost bladder control and piddled a bit.) “No,” she said, “put your face in the dirt, and you’re gonna stay there!” Because the man had more understanding than most liberals that guns give the wielder the upper hand, he did exactly as she commanded him. Betty Collins is alive because, plain and simple, the punk was afraid of the gun.

Excerpt: President Obama's speech yesterday which outlined his vision of the future of the fight against al Qaeda and allied groups was a long time coming. You can read the entire transcript here. There are a number of items in the speech that we can refute, in great detail, but we won't. The most important issue is that this administration is seeking to withdraw from the fight against al Qaeda and return to a pre-9/11 posture. This should come as no surprise, as Obama has from the beginning of his presidency called for the end of US involvement in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and after the Abbottabad raid in May 2011, touted the death of Osama bin Laden (and, subsequently, some of his lieutenants) as the end of al Qaeda.

Woman stabs intruder to death in North Bend home invasion
Excerpt: The King County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion near North Bend in which a woman came to the aid of her husband and fatally stabbed an intruder.

The IRS Hits The Century Mark. By Burt Prelutsky
Excerpt: It is just possible that 1913 was one of the worst years in American history. Not only did Woodrow Wilson, a role model for Obama, become president, but the 16th Amendment was passed, giving Congress the right to levy income taxes on us. And as anyone who has been paying attention lately realizes, when you place that much power in the hands of federal bureaucrats, you’re just asking for trouble. It was recently disclosed that our own tax collectors are every bit as evil as those that plagued Robin Hood. But as you may have noticed, these days there’s never a master archer around when you really need one.

‘They don’t want to integrate’: Fifth night of youth rioting rocks Stockholm
Excerpt: “The problem is not from the Swedish government or from the Swedish people,” the editor in chief of Dispatch International said. “The last 20 years or so, we have seen so many immigrants coming to Sweden that really don’t like Sweden. They do not want to integrate, they do not want to live in [Swedish] society: Working, paying taxes and so on.” “The people come here now because they know that Sweden will give them money for nothing. They don’t have to work, they don’t have to pay taxes – they can just stay here and get a lot of money.. (So much for the idea of a utopian socialist country. his is what the United States will have to deal with in the next few years. –MasterGuns. Sweden's Aftonbladet reports that riots in immigrant areas are the fault of the Swedes, who have cut back on welfare payments to immigrants, who are too busy burning cars and sermonizing against Swedish culture to work. Don Hank)

Worth Reading: The London Horror and Jihad Denial. By Bruce Bawer 
Excerpt: The papers were full of the standard-issue stuff. The Muslim Council of Britain made the usual assertion that the latest heinous act committed in the name of Islam had “nothing to do with Islam.” Baroness Warsi, a Pakistani-English Muslim who serves as “Communities Secretary” in the current government, painted the familiar pretty picture of “faith communities coming out together” in the wake of said heinous act “and showing a unified condemnation of this.” The Guardian ran the obligatory hand-wringing article about the “fear of backlash” against Muslims in the wake of the heinous act in question. 

Flat-Earth Democrats. By Bruce Thornton 
Excerpt: Once again, the party of science and reason has exposed itself as hopelessly unscientific and irrational. These self-styled rationalists and defenders of science could have saved themselves embarrassment by consulting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climate Data Center. 

Europe Shall Bleed, Once Again. By Amil Imani
Excerpt: Me and my brother against my cousin; me, my brother, and my cousin against the other. This is an old Muslim saying and Muslims live by this motto. To be sure the people of the “religion of peace” find the world full of “other,” to oppress and kill, both within as well as without the Islamic Ummah. Civilized peoples’ idea of the “other” is the exact opposite of that of Muslims. All over Europe, for one, people have been singing the praises of multiculturalism; the idea that everybody should bend over backwards to accommodate the different in society. However, the different in this case are the hordes of invasive Muslims, with their rigid medieval ideas about every aspect of private and public life.

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