FOR IT AND AGAINST IT
Ten years ago, James Clapper, now the Director of National Intelligence, said he was unquestionably sure that Saddams WMDs had been moved out of Iraq. Top Iraqi generals stated that the WMDs had gone to Syria. But all that fell on deaf ears.
John Kerrys senate career began with a bang when he traveled to Nicaragua to obstruct President Reagans policy of arming the anti-Communist Contra rebels. Now Secretary of State John Kerry is taking part in arming the Free Syrian Army rebel allies of Al Qaeda and pawns of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In his Sandinista days, Senator Kerry had said that America should not subvert its values by funding terrorism to overthrow governments of other countries. Since then John Kerry has changed his mind. It turns out that he was only against funding terrorists to overthrow the governments of other countries before he was for it.
WMD Liberal Hypocrisy in Iraq and Syria
Spokesman for Catholic Church in Egypt: Shame on Obama If He Is a Christian
THE RACISM RACE
Obamas insistence on framing black racism as black anger, as a response to white bigotry rather than bigotry itself, is why the national conversation on race that he insists on having every time he takes a tumble in the polls never goes anywhere.
Racism, like any form of xenophobia, is unfortunately indigenous to the human character. To privilege one form of racism over another is to justify it and to dehumanize its victims as deserving of abuse.
If black racism is described as anger and white racism as bigotry, then white people are held responsible both for their own bigotry and for the bigotry directed at them. To liberals, this is simple social justice, but to anyone who has made a study of bigotry this is characteristic of the way that bigots fault their victims for the hate and violence that they direct at them.
The Racist Liberal System
Sword-Wielding Muslim Charges California Deputies Screaming Allah Akbar
QUEEN OF THE WORLD
Safwat Hegazy, top Muslim Brotherhood Imam, who last year said, Yes, we will be masters of the world, one of these days has been forced to postpone his dreams of ruling the world through a Caliphate, when he was arrested by Egyptian authorities while hiding in womens clothes.
"Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca, or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing. Our cry shall be: Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem. Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem."
He was going to be a king of the world, but he had to settle for being a queen of the desert.
Top Muslim Brotherhood Imam Who Vowed to be Master of the World, Arrested Hiding in Womens Clothes
Now the French didnt say what Kerry quoted, because the French are a people, not a politician. Kerry, who prides himself on his knowledge of French, ought to know the difference.
Kerry Quotes Our Oldest Ally, the French in Support of Syrian Attack
French the Only People Who Still Support a Syrian War
KING GEORGE IV
The United States was founded by English colonists who were dissatisfied with vesting this much power in a chief executive.
Yet its the UK, whose leaders were far more bent on war, that will recall its parliament and put the question to them. Meanwhile in the US, the media jeer at the idea of recalling Congress to provide authorization.
After the shocking defeat, Mr. Cameron was clear. I strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, he said. While the House has not passed a motion, it is clear to me that the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action. I get that, and the government will act accordingly.
I cant even begin to imagine Obama uttering those words. Im not a fan of Cameron, but after years of this nightmare, its strangely surreal to encounter a leader who when faced with disagreement does not simply go ahead and do what he wants anyway while the media shouts RACIST at anyone who criticizes his unilateral imperial rule.
UK to Take Syria Attack Approval to Parliament, Obama Refuses to Take it to Congress
The End of Journalism Summed Up In One Picture
LET MY BIBLES GO
Iraq in the 40s had 350,000 Jews. Today it has somewhere between four and none.
Despite that the Obama administration plans to send the Jewish Archive consisting of religious artifacts, bibles, marriage contracts, community records and private notebooks seized by the Iraqi Secret Police from the Jewish community back to Iraq.
The material is not the property of the Iraqi government, either Saddams regime which stole it, or its Shiite successor which has responded with Anti-Semitic tantrums over the archive.
"Among the most important items in the collection are the oldest copies of the Talmud and the Old Testament... Experts add that Israel is keen on obtaining the manuscripts in order to prove their claim that the Jews had built the Tower of Babel as part of its attempt to distort the history of the Middle East for its own interests."
Iraq Jewish refugees, like so many other Jewish refugees from Muslim countries, lost everything they had. They should not be forced to bear the looting of their bibles and religious items a second time. This time at the hands of the United States government.
Why the Jewish Archive Shouldnt Go Back to Iraq
Sure you could say that Syria harbored Al Qaeda. The evidence for that is as good as the evidence that Saddam harbored Al Qaeda.
But George W. Bush, that wacky gunslinging cowboy, asked Congress to approve the use of force in Iraq, instead of claiming that the AUMF let him go after Saddam.
Fortunately we have a law professor of some sort who knows better.
Unfortunately this time, Obama isnt bombing Al Qaeda, hes bombing the people Al Qaeda are fighting. Its as if FDR used the declaration of war after Pearl Harbor to begin fighting Russia alongside Japan on the grounds that Japanese troops had once been in Japan.
NBC News Claims Syria was Behind 9/11
ONE MAN, ONE COUNTRY, ONE PEOPLE?
The Obama administration issued a policy late last week telling immigration agents to try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children a move that adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport.
Obama Unilaterally Passes Amnesty for 40% of Illegal Alien Households
Obama Inc, Which is Arming Syrian Rebels Fighting to Overthrow Assad, Claims It Isnt Seeking Regime Change
Right now if Assad begins hitting Israeli targets, Israel is free to hit Syrian targets. That will change drastically once NATO is operating on the ground.
Israel was not allowed to go after Saddam, even while it was being attacked because that would have undermined the position of the Gulf War coalition in the Muslim world.
The same thing is very likely to happen with Israel and Syria. NATO will not want to avoid associating the conflict with Israel because of Muslim sensibilities. Assad will want to make this conflict about Israel and he will know that Israel will have trouble retaliating once Syrian airspace is controlled by NATO and Israeli aircraft will be barred from entering.
Will Obama Allow Israel to Defend Itself?
ONE MAN, ONE COUNTRY, ONE...
This is more than mere War Powers opposition. Its a thing that encloses Obamas entire concept of absolute power. He likes having it. He rejects any limitations on it.
Whether its the power to unilaterally make war, make amnesty, make huge financial decisions he wants to be the only one with the power.
Why Obama Wont Ask Congress for War Authorization
THE FILNER FILES
How Long Will a Filner Comeback Take?
A Little Reminder of What a Left-Wing Extremist Bob Filner Was
MAD, MAD WORLD
Like a lot of the lefts insane internecine struggles, this one is ridiculously ugly and ridiculously pointless to anyone on the outside. The so-called women of color claim that white feminism is racist based on pretty much a variation of the old white privilege argument that all white people are racist and instinctively dominate everything without even knowing it.
(This has a certain ironic resemblance to Kevin McDonalds similar argument about Jews. It almost makes you wonder whether McDonald just ripped off white privilege and applied it to Jews or whether some leftists decided that McDonalds argument about Jews is worth applying to white people in general.)
Like most of the lefts ideological wars, this is really about activists using identity politics to angle for power within the movement.
What That Miley Cyrus is Racist Thing is About
The Saudis are taking Americas place on the world stage. It was bad enough when the House of Saud controlled American foreign policy. But now theyre not even bothering to use American diplomats as intermediaries. Theyre acting like a world power.
Saudis Offer Russia OPEC Membership, Terror Immunity for Olympics
HOLD THE TV RECONQUISTA
Summer is typically network television downtime with a shortage of original programming and not a lot of people staying indoors. So Univision may be celebrating its ratings victory a little too hard.
Yes the win in the 18-34 demo is a national demographics harbinger. But not as big of a one as the media would like you to think.
Most networks have virtually given up on summer. And many of their viewers now watch programming online, weighing ratings more toward the lower income side of the scale.
For the second consecutive week, Univisions 9 p.m. novela La Tempestad (The Storm) helped Univision rank as the #1 broadcast network for the hour (M-F) among Adults 18-34 and #2 among Adults 18-49. The novela averaged 3.4 Million Total Viewers 2+, 1.7 Million Adults 18-49, and 882,000 Adults 18-34.
La Tempestad is beating original NBC programming like American Ninja Warrior and Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls. Mostly its beating CBS reruns and ABC reruns of shows that will clean Univisions clock when they come out of reruns.
Univision Celebrating its Ratings Victory a Little Too Hard
REDISTRIBUTE THE ARC
Tomorrow Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Laureate (and twice-elected Historic First African American President of the United States) will give a Great Speech (can there be any doubt?) right where the iconic MLK speech was given. The president will commemorate that day and reflect on the state of race relations over the past half-century. In this way, we the serfs of the Country Class might learn in what direction The Won intends to redistribute the arc of history... for the winners, and for the rest of us.
from Boker Tov Boulder
Best wishes to Jim Hoft for a full recovery
It's unclear who or what the assembled drones and droolers at today's autofornication festival represented, but it certainly wasn't Americans, African or otherwise. Under no circumstances can what was blathered today be thought of as a credit to the once noble and now nefarious "civil rights movement." Like so many other idealistic visions of its era it has now devolved and degenerated into a gelatinous slab of smarm and slime. I suppose that the best that can be said is that nothing said today will matter in another 50 years. Probably in another 50 months.
from American Digest
It's simply because the left. The NAACP, the AFL-CIO, NOW and a dozen other specific issue groups have blended into one indistinguishable mass.
The mass exists to push a single agenda in unison. It is totalitarian and tone deaf. Its only vision is the collective one of the overall program.
It no longer has any individuality of thought. Only individual corruption.
No, we dont disagree with the notion that we dont have to ask anybody for permission to do as we damn well please, because we dont, its just funny how that self-evident truth is suddenly acceptable and not in the slightest bit questioned by the DNCMedia, now that the horrible GWB is no longer in office. You know, the GWB of economic growth, sub-5% unemployment, $1.50/gallon gas and other assorted horrors, HORRORS, we tell you.
And by funny we mean to say utterly predictable.
from the one and only Emperor Misha
WHY WE'RE LOSING
Recently a reader asked, so, what do we do now? in reference to the question, how do we take the country back?
Its a pretty daunting task when you hear about such innovative strategies being implemented by the opposition.
"Fifteen universities worldwide including Yale University, Brown University, and Pennsylvania State University will offer college credit to students who write feminist thinking into Wikipedia.
The program, Storming Wikipedia, will be part of the Dialogues on Feminism and Technology online course developed by FemTechNet, an organization of feminist educators and scholars."
from BigFurHat at IOwntheWorld.com
SPIRIT OF A PARTY
Which is why Colorado, outside of its urban centers, is fighting back, the liberals having wanted to make it an example of a people in a southwest outpost known for its sportsman activities and independent spirit accepting reasonable gun restrictions, only to find that the vast majority of those people were having none of it.
This is one of the reasons GOP support for comprehensive immigration reform is so absolutely appalling and cynical. Because it has been through these types of things along with now legal attempts to block states from protecting the franchise, ensuring that illegal votes from non-citizens are tallied that the Democrats have sought to take over red states.
That the GOP seems intent on helping them just suggests that the Party establishment is closer ideologically to the progressive statists than it is to the TEA Party base it so clearly wishes to see defeated and buried.
from Jeff at Protein Wisdom