Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,394
26%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 26% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Articles Posted by raptor22

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • More Lying By The IRS Before Congress And The Courts

    07/24/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The tangled web of IRS deceit unravels a bit more with news recycled backup tapes of lost emails still exist and statements before a federal judge that Lois Lerner's hard drive was irreparably damaged were untrue. Deliberately destroying evidence pertaining to the investigation of possible criminal activity is a crime. So is lying about it to Congress and the courts as part of a cover-up of that activity. On July 11, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, at a hearing examining a lawsuit against the IRS by the targeted conservative group True the Vote, told Obama administration lawyers he...
  • IRS Lawlessness: 20 Hard Drives, Six Unanswered Questions

    07/24/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: An internationally accredited information-technology asset-management firm says the IRS has some explaining to do as our patience is taxed with tales of even more convenient computer crashes. Private-sector organizations as vast as the Internal Revenue Service typically have redundancy built into their information technology systems, as secure record keeping is the key to managing their businesses and staying in business. Such records, if nothing else, are often required to be kept by law, and often by the IRS itself. As we have noted, Lois Lerner's lost emails from the critical period when the IRS was serving as a political...
  • ISIL Spearheads Worldwide War On Christians

    07/22/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The fanatical Islamist group torches an 1,800-year-old church built before the founding of Islam and forces the Christian residents of Mosul to convert, pay a tax, leave or face execution. This is what the West faces. 'From Boston to Zanzibar, there's a worldwide war on Christianity," Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said at the Values Voters Summit last October, an annual conservative gathering. The number and intensity of attacks was so great, he said, that it's "almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages." That was an era when the swords of Islam had conquered much...
  • Disease Tsunami Washing Across Our Border

    07/18/2014 9:59:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 18, 2014 | IBD EDITOTIALS
    Immigration: With medical professionals overwhelmed by border chaos, illegal aliens are being sent across the U.S. without basic health screening, raising the prospect of epidemics of diseases once thought eradicated. As unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded across President Obama's open borders are dispersed nationwide from Nebraska to Illinois to Massachusetts, concerns have arisen that the nation's health has been put at risk by poor and even absent medical screening. An internal Department of Defense memo obtained by ABC News reports that the director of refugee health at Health and Human Services "has identified a breakdown of the...
  • Tom Steyer And The Profits Of Climate Doom

    07/16/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IUnvestor's Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Climate Deceit: Tom Steyer — the left's answer to the Koch brothers — says he has repented his fossil-fuel sins "based on the scientific evidence" to save the planet and the Democrats. And just what evidence would that be? please give this another read. it has been severely cut/edited from its original formBillionaire Steyer, having made a fortune extracting fossil fuel from the earth, confessed his guilt July 14 in Politico. "The more I learned about the energy and climate problems we currently face," he said, "the more I realized I had to change my life." So now he intends...
  • Inner City Blacks Ask Obama: Where's Our Asylum?

    07/14/2014 5:20:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daly ^ | July 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Crime: A core constituency asks: If the president is concerned about unaccompanied children from Guatemala fleeing deplorable conditions and violence, what about fatherless children here burdened by gang violence with nowhere to flee? Some 748 of the unaccompanied children from Central America have found their way to the Chicago area, Fox News reports, far from our open border and virtually unannounced to local residents or their political leaders who are unaware of exactly where the children were sent or being kept. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., told Fox last Friday that he was unaware of the exact locations of the facilities...
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • General Calls Border Crisis An Existential Threat

    07/09/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The general in charge of U.S. Southern Command says America's porous southern border poses as much a threat as any foreign power, with gangs and terrorist groups hiding among the tidal wave of illegals. If Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, keeps warning about the crisis at our southern border, he may soon join the long list of generals and admirals sacked by this administration as it decimates the military. "In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and (undocumented immigrant) flow are frequently...
  • Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

    07/08/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | July 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of "ulterior motives" on the part of President Obama. Obama is like an arsonist who sets fires to help rescue people from burning buildings. He's asked Congress for $2 billion to deal with a child refugee crisis of his own making, money that could have gone to seal the border instead of having Border Patrol agents acting as glorified baby-sitters by cooking, cleaning and even doing laundry. A little-noted University...
  • No Independence For Andrew Tahmooressi

    07/03/2014 5:57:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border Justice: While armed Mexican police and military have crossed the border hundreds of times in recent years, sometimes firing at U.S. agents, a Marine with PTSD spends his Fourth of July in a Mexican jail. Lately it seems that Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine who has done two tours in Afghanistan, is the only one President Obama doesn't want crossing into the United States from Mexico. We tolerate armed incursions by Mexican authorities and a flood of unaccompanied minors and other illegal aliens but are quite content to let a Marine with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who made a...
  • Obama's Open Borders Put Nation's Health At Risk

    07/02/2014 6:01:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Border: Doctors and nurses at an alien detention camp are threatened with arrest if they talk about the risk of contagion from the influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S. Give us your poor, your tired, your infected. Last weekend, at least two confirmed cases of the swine flu virus were detected in minors being held in two separate detainment facilities in South Texas, a stark reminder that the conditions created by President Obama's orchestrated invasion of the U.S. are ripe for viral outbreaks that jeopardize the health of American citizens. It was reported last week that at least one...
  • Blackhawk Down — Army Chopper Names Not Racist

    07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: Despite the latest example of word-use insanity, naming a helicopter after the Indian nation that handed the U.S. Army one of its most ignominious defeats is a sign of respect, not racism. In 2012, military blogger Crispin Burke reports, American Indian leaders were on hand to bless two brand-new UH-72 Lakota helicopters, named after the Lakota Sioux, the tribe that gave Col. George Custer a final exam on the proper use of light cavalry in combat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The two choppers, christened Eagle and Turtle for prominent Indian symbols, have honor feathers...
  • Hobby Lobby Scores Religious Liberty Win Over ObamaCare

    06/30/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business daily ^ | June 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    First Amendment: The pen may be mightier than the sword, but President Obama's pen is not mightier than the Constitution or Americans' right to run businesses without sacrificing their religious beliefs and consciences. While the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby and a furniture maker in Pennsylvania was limited to "closely held" for-profit businesses, and is limited to the contraception mandate, its effect could be one more Obama-Care thread unraveling under the weight of its own injustice and inefficiencies. The court has rightly decided that businesses such as Hobby Lobby, which is solely owned by founder David...
  • IRS Admits To A Smidgeon Of A Felony

    06/27/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The Internal Revenue Service admits it broke the law after an organization whose private tax data are illegally shared with an ideological competitor wins its lawsuit. So who is going to prison for this federal crime? If IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wants to know which criminal statutes have been broken, he might try reading about one in the morning newspapers, the same place President Obama gets his information about the "phony scandal" du jour. The National Organization for Marriage has been awarded a $50,000 settlement from the IRS after the agency admitted wrongdoing in leaking the organization's 2008 tax...
  • Contract Shows Obama Planned Border Invasion

    06/26/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: A federal employment ad posted in January showing that 65,000 unaccompanied minors will enter the U.S. illegally shows that the administration expected this cross-border child abuse and encouraged it. Concrete evidence has shown up proving our earlier assertion: The breach of our border by waves of unaccompanied alien children was orchestrated by the administration based on a strategy straight out of the playbook President Obama studied as a community organizer. His goal is to get his way on immigration reform by overwhelming the U.S. Border Patrol and collapsing an already weakened system. The evidence comes in the form a...
  • IRS Wanted Lois Lerner Emails To Disappear

    06/24/2014 9:52:31 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 110 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The IRS canceled a contract with an email storage contractor weeks after Lois Lerner reported lost personal files and before other IRS officials had their hard drives crash as Tea Party-targeting investigations began. Timing is everything, the saying goes, and sometimes the timing of events is also very curious, as in the case of the lost emails of Lerner and at least six other officials at the very same time the IRS canceled its contract to back up and preserve those emails as required by federal law. Lerner's computer supposedly crashed in June 2011, an alleged event the IRS...
  • Trail Of Lost IRS Emails Might Lead To White House

    06/20/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: One of the seven people, including Lois Lerner who lost emails from the period of Tea Party targeting by the IRS, served as chief of staff to former IRS head Steven Miller. She also made 35 visits to the White House. The funny thing about emails is that they are never orphans. When you send one, there's always a recipient who has his or her own copy. The "lost" Lois Lerner emails had recipients. How about subpoenas to all of them during the Tea Party targeting period? That should help find what we need to know — or maybe...
  • Terrorist Group ISIS May Be Coming To America

    06/20/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2014 | IBD Editorials
    War On Terror: As what the feds call "other than Mexicans" and MS-13 gang members stream across our border, just what is keeping the head of ISIS from keeping his promise, "I'll see you in New York"? We already know how ruthless the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, so much so that media pundits such as Kirsten Powers, who should know better, insist that even al-Qaida is said to be distancing itself from the group. You know: the same al-Qaida that slit throats with box cutters and then turned passenger jets filled with fuel into cruise missiles...
  • IRS Head Koskinen Lied About 'Lost' Lerner Emails

    06/17/2014 4:58:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: In testimony last March, the IRS chief told Congress that the now-allegedly irretrievable emails were not immediately available because they were safely stored offline. Maybe the NSA can help find them? Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to testify June 23 about Lois Lerner's suddenly lost emails. One of the topics is expected to be his prior contradictory congressional testimony. Koskinen testified about the emails at an Oversight hearing in March and, as investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson notes, gave quite the opposite impression from the current storyline that has every computer nerd in...
  • Global Warming Witch Hunt Continues With Caleb Rossiter

    06/17/2014 9:44:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Junk Science: Without evidence to back up their claims, climate zealots have taken to intimidation. They're blacklisting academics who have the nerve to question the "settled science" of climate change. The latest victim of climate McCarthyism is Caleb Rossiter, who, until his op-ed challenging the "consensus" on climate change was published in the Wall Street Journal, was a Democratic academic who briefly forayed into politics but was content to crusade against U.S. support for dictators and against the use of anti-personnel land mines. In that op-ed, Rossiter called himself an "Africanist." He not only questioned the science behind climate change...
  • Lost Lerner Emails Mirror Nixon's 18 1/2 Minute Gap

    06/17/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The IRS descends into criminal enterprise, with word of a 26-month gap of lost emails from the very period it was illegally targeting Tea Party groups. Computer crash? Try obstruction of justice. Just as the claim that President Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, inadvertently hit the "erase" button instead of "pause" gave impetus to the drive to impeach Nixon, so too should the IRS announcement that it can't find two years of Lois Lerner's emails lead to a criminal investigation of this administration and creation of a select committee. In April we wrote, "Lois Lerner Should Go To Jail."...
  • States Ditch Common Core - The ObamaCare Of Education

    06/11/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Education: Oklahoma joins South Carolina and Indiana in opposing one-size-fits-all U.S. education standards that have turned schools into leftist re-education camps, with political statements masquerading as instruction. Not as much attention has been paid to Common Core as has been paid to ObamaCare. But like the faux Greek columns in Denver at Barack Obama's nomination in 2008, they were supposed to be the twin pillars of his legacy. Both, however, are fake promises, Trojan horses for government control of key sectors of American society and our economy. Five years ago, 46 states gave up a big chunk of their sovereignty...
  • Obama Gave Material Assistance To Our Taliban Enemy

    06/06/2014 6:04:20 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 37 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 6, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    National Security: Federal law prohibits any person — repeat, any person — from providing material assistance to terrorists, including human assets. But that's what the president did in releasing five Taliban commanders. When iconic interviewer David Frost asked former President Nixon about the legality of his actions in the Watergate affair, Nixon said "when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal." That's an attitude seemingly shared by the current occupant of the Oval Office. As former congressman and Afghanistan veteran Allen West points out, President Obama signed into law only months ago the National Defense Authorization...
  • Obama's Terrorist Spring: Jihadist Threat Doubles On His Watch

    06/05/2014 4:46:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 5, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    National Security: A new study says that since 2010 the number of terrorists threatening the U.S. has doubled as terrorist groups have increased by more than half. The president has been whistling past our graveyard. The predicate for President Obama's trade of what some have called the Taliban's board of directors for a soldier whose platoon and squad leaders have called a deserter who abandoned his post is a reprise of the Obama 2012 campaign meme — the war on terror is over and terrorists, particularly al-Qaida, are on the run. It is the lie that spawned the Benghazi cover-up...
  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • California's Strictest Gun Laws Didn't Stop ElliotRodger

    05/28/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28,2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: The Santa Barbara shooter had legally purchased and registered firearms, and passed prior questioning by the police who saw no danger to himself or others. More gun laws won't stop the next such shooter, either. It is eerie how the mental health of the shooter consistently seems to emerge as a key factor in mass shootings such as the rampage by Elliot Rodger, who killed six and wounded 13 on Friday. The shooter had been in therapy since age 8 and police had been warned by his parents to check him out. Yet few liberals cry for tougher mental...
  • Obama's Land Grab Opens Path For Cartels, Illegals

    05/22/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    <p>Land Grab: The Bureau of Land Management plans a Bundy-like seizure of New Mexico land for a national monument that will restrict Border Patrol access and provide an open corridor for drug and human traffickers.</p> <p>In August 2002, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ranger Kris Eggle was killed in the line of duty. Allegedly the killers were drug smugglers crossing through the Arizona park, which shares a border with Mexico. Since Eggle's death, Organ Pipe has been called the most dangerous park in America.</p>
  • Obama Can't Bring One Marine Back From Mexico

    05/21/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Priorities: A Marine Corps combat veteran remains in a Mexican jail after missing a freeway ramp and crossing the border with legally owned American firearms — without a single hash tag from the White House. It is a tough time for veterans these days, starting with those left to die — or even commit suicide — while on Veterans Administration waiting lists, seemingly abandoned by their commander-in-chief who early on promised to make things right and redress their grievances. Also seemingly abandoned is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old combat veteran, who was jailed in late March after he missed a...
  • Obama Was Warned About VA 'Death Panels' 5 Years ago

    05/20/2014 9:37:15 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 20, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents show the president was told by Veterans Administration officials during his transition briefings that he shouldn't trust the wait time and treatment scheduling data being reported by local VA centers. On April 9, 2009, with his Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki by his side, President Obama said, "As long as I'm commander in chief, I promise that we will work tirelessly to meet that mission and make sure that all those who wear this nation's uniform, know this when you come home to America, America will be there for you." True, he has significantly...
  • Sex Change For Manning As Vets Die From VA Neglect

    05/16/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Abuse: The Pentagon tries to transfer convicted national security leaker Bradley Manning to a civilian prison to treat a gender disorder while veterans suffer and die waiting in vain on phony Veterans Administration lists. Or should we say Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the name chosen by the convicted leaker of sensitive classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman and the Pentagon is trying to help. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month gave the Army approval to try to work out a transfer plan with the Federal Bureau...
  • Russia Restricts U.S. Access To Space Over Ukraine

    05/15/2014 9:15:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 15, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    World Leadership: In retaliation for imposing sanctions over Ukraine, Moscow will bar our use of its rocket engines in launching U.S. military satellites and deny the U.S. use of the International Space Station. It may come as news to some that the nation that once used the massive Saturn V launch vehicle to put men on the moon now imports Russian rocket engines, but we do. That supply is to be cut off in response to the sanctions imposed by President Obama in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its actions against Ukraine. Also to be cut off is...
  • America Needs More Than A Selfie And Hashtag Foreign Policy

    05/14/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee reminds us of why our friends no longer trust us, our enemies no longer fear us and that un-friending terrorists on social media is not a foreign policy. We've all seen the photo of first lady Michelle Obama holding up a sign with the hashtag slogan "Bring Back Our Girls." It underscores a totally unserious foreign policy that relies on gimmicks and reset buttons as Russia and radical Islamists go on the march. "You can't base your policy on what's trending on Twitter," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said...
  • Using Same Words As Ben Rhodes Suggest Hillary Source Of Benghazi Lie

    05/13/2014 10:11:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The language in an email from Obama aide Ben Rhodes used to prep Susan Rice is virtually identical to one issued by the former secretary of state 36 hours before — the first public official to mention the video. One of the first questions we hope the Select Committee on Benghazi asks is who gave Ben Rhodes the authority and the content for the Sept. 14, 2012, email from him, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, on how to prep Susan Rice for her talk show tour on Sept. 16 blaming a video for the...
  • Forget Climate Change: EMP Attack On Power Grid Could Kill 9-In-10

    05/12/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 100 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 12, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Vulnerability: Expert testimony before Congress on Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse attack on our power grid and electronic infrastructure could leave most Americans dead and the U.S. in another century. That dire warning came from Peter Vincent Pry, a member of the Congressional EMP Commission and executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event could wipe out 90% of America's population. Most people's eyes might glaze over upon mention of the committee...
  • Hillary Clinton Ignored Nigeria's Terrorist Group Boko Haram

    05/09/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Mat 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Dereliction: For two years on Hillary Clinton's watch, the State Department refused to designate a Nigerian Islamist group as a terrorist organization. This group has murdered thousands as it wages a real war on women. Sometimes Hollywood celebrities get it right, as Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres and others did in a protest outside the Beverly Hills Hotel. That property is one of the Dorchester Collection of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, who has announced his country's embrace of Shariah law. The protesters recognize that Shariah law is a brutal criminal code employed by Islamists that prescribes...
  • Oh, Brother! CBS News Prez: WH Saw Benghazi As Terror

    05/08/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: On the day after Benghazi, the brother of the White House staffer who wrote the Susan Rice prep email said the government believed it was not just a mob reaction to a video. So who told him that? When you're Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, and you've been tasked to prep U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on how to deflect blame from the Obama administration for the Benghazi massacre, it's good to have a brother who happens to run a TV network quite willing to push the White House spin....
  • Dems Unite To Deny Benghazi Dead Final Justice

    05/06/2014 9:05:41 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 6, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: A Democratic member of the House intelligence committee called Sunday for his party to boycott the newly announced select committee that will probe the Benghazi terrorist attacks, calling it "a colossal waste of time." Almost as soon as "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" had fallen from the lips of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — a reprise of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "What difference at this point does it make?" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that he thinks the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack is a "colossal waste...
  • Harry Reid: From Cowboy Poets To Crooks and Terrorists

    04/24/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: The senator who once guarded funding for a cowboy poetry festival in his home state now thinks those who stand in the way of his family's increasing fortunes for defending their land are domestic terrorists. Cliven Bundy now finds himself being called a "domestic terrorist" for disputing the payment of grazing fees to a federal government he believes does not or at least should not own the 84% of Nevada that his cattle graze upon. "Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They're nothing more than domestic terrorists," said Sen. Harry Reid last Thursday. "I...
  • What Would Reagan Do: Revive Europe Missile Defense

    04/21/2014 9:43:37 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Russian Aggression: Instead of a foreign policy that's a blend of Neville Chamberlain and Monty Python, the U.S. should trade flexibility for some backbone, scrap the reset button and start digging some missile silos. It takes a lot to make Jimmy Carter look like Winston Churchill. But President Obama, who bats not an eye as a Russian warplane buzzes a U.S. warship in the Black Sea, has accomplished that with his pusillanimous policy regarding Moscow's creeping anschluss in Ukraine. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's comparison of current events to the days before World War II is on the mark. On...
  • Harry Reid: The Desert Fox Of Corruption

    04/17/2014 11:21:59 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: The standoff in the Nevada desert wasn't about a desert tortoise or a rancher's failure to pay grazing fees. It was about the state's senior senator again enriching himself and his family at public expense. Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant, and the end, at least temporarily, to the Bureau of Land Management's armed standoff with Cliven Bundy may be due in part to the exposure given to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's role in the attempt to confiscate Bundy's cattle and shut down his ranch. "A tortoise isn't the reason why BLM is harassing a 67-year-old...
  • Kathleen Sebelius' Reign Of Error

    04/14/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Overhaul: The midwife of ObamaCare exits stage left, leaving behind wreckage that once was the finest health care system in the world, less affordable health insurance and patients unable to find doctors and hospitals. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services — referred to in the increasingly un-Affordable Care Act's iconic use of the phrase "the Secretary shall determine," which appears in ObamaCare's guiding document no fewer than 1,005 times — has determined that it's time to go. Or rather it's been determined for her by a White House in whose parallel universe ObamaCare's current alleged enrollment...
  • Obama Disarms, Cuts Deployed Nuke Force By 50

    04/10/2014 10:56:57 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Disarming America: The U.S. has announced plans to place 50 nuclear missiles in storage as part of its commitment to the New START Treaty signed with Russia, ignoring Moscow's violation of another arms treaty. The Pentagon announced Tuesday the United States' Strategic Force Structure designed "to comply with the New START Treaty," as a Defense Department press release notes. It means that 50 Minuteman III missiles — out of a current force of 450 — will be removed from their silos and stored away. The silos will be kept "warm," that is, available for future use and for re-insertion of...
  • Voter ID A Proud Symbol Of Freedom For Afghans

    04/08/2014 9:31:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Democracy: About 7 million Afghans turned out to vote in Saturday's presidential election, many proudly brandishing a photo ID that our Department of Justice claims is a symbol of racism and voter intimidation. In perhaps the most ironic tweet of all time, former Obama adviser David Axelrod noted concerning Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan: "Afghans defied threat of death to vote. Here's hoping that Americans vote in large (numbers) this fall, despite efforts to make voting harder." Axelrod may not have noticed, but millions of Afghans also defied the threat of death when they lined up earlier to obtain the...
  • Obama's EPA Conducts Dangerous Human Experiments

    04/07/2014 3:25:58 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Faily ^ | Apeil 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Mad Science: The Environmental Protection Agency has been deliberately exposing people — including children — with asthma and other health issues to pollution to justify ever-more-stringent air quality standards. 'Improvements to EPA Policies and Guidance Could Enhance Protection of Human Study Subjects," released by the EPA's Office of Inspector General on March 31, confirms that the agency "exposed 81 human study subjects to concentrated airborne particles or diesel exhaust emissions in five EPA studies conducted during 2010 and 2011." According to the report, obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, the human subjects, said to have given their "informed consent,"...
  • Why Are Military Bases Such As Fort Hood Gun-Free?

    04/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 53 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Another tragedy at Fort Hood is compounded by the absurdity of well-trained and disciplined soldiers told to "shelter in place" until the police arrive. The second mass shooting at Fort Hood is not considered an act of terrorism. It is, however, a grim echo of its predecessor, which was an act of terrorism called "workplace violence." And to this day, the commander in chief calls Maj. Nidal Hasan's Nov. 5, 2009, rampage in which 13 were murdered and 32 wounded "workplace violence." In that tragedy, Hasan, a self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah," shouted "Allahu Akhbar" and opened fire on...
  • Apocalypse Cow - Obama EPA To Regulate Bovine Emissions

    04/01/2014 11:39:14 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 63 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    Regulation: The White House has released a Climate Action Plan that includes the targeting of methane emissions from cows and other barnyard animals that threaten the planet through belching and other, er, activities. It's our lust for cheeseburgers that's dooming the planet through climate change, the Obama administration said in a Climate Action Plan released Friday that seeks to save us all from ruminant livestock. Having already blamed the Industrial Revolution for what we used to call weather and temperatures that have flat-lined for 15 years, the White House is now targeting American agriculture abundance by slashing methane emissions from...
  • Russia And China Expand Their Arsenals Of Tyranny

    03/13/2014 12:23:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Military Power: While the Obama administration disarms, our adversaries in Moscow and Beijing are on the march, developing new weapons and increasing military spending by double digits annually. As Russia continues to occupy Crimea and lays siege to the rest of Ukraine, it's preparing to take delivery of a French-built warship designed specifically to put Russian boots and their armor on the ground anywhere in the world on the order of Vladimir Putin. As the Daily Mail reports, the first of two Mistral class helicopter carriers, the Vladivostok, has left the French port of St. Nazaire for sea trials in...
  • Heed Europe's Plea For U.S. Natural Gas Exports

    03/11/2014 1:04:57 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    IInvestor's Business Daily ^ | March 11, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Geopolitics: Four central European nations have appealed to the U.S. to increase natural gas exports should Russia cut off its supply to Ukraine. We are the superpower of energy. Time to give Vladimir Putin some gas pains. Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic sent a letter Friday to House Speaker John Boehner, with a similar letter expected to be sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking the U.S. to expedite approval of natural-gas export applications. These nations believe a steady gas supply is key to the region's economic and geopolitical stability. Putin's Russia has used its energy resources...
  • Sarah Palin Was Right On Ukraine And Obama

    03/03/2014 4:26:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Arrogance: Mocked by late-night comedians and "experts" alike, Sarah Palin could see from her front porch that candidate Obama's response to Moscow's invasion of Georgia would encourage it also to invade Ukraine. As the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes notes in a tweet, administration officials told CNN's Barbara Starr that the arrival of officers of the 76th Chernihov Storm Troops Division and their dispersal across key choke points in Ukraine, including Crimea, wasn't an "invasion" but an "uncontested arrival." Whatever this Russian version of an "overseas contingency operation" is called, it was foreseen as the inevitable consequence of electing a president...
  • Did CIA's Mike Morell Lie About Benghazi For Obama?

    03/01/2014 5:51:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: Former CIA acting Director Mike Morell might be recalled for testimony to determine if he misled Congress and doctored the White House response to a terrorist attack to ensure President Obama's re-election. The administration's tangled web of Benghazi lies might be unraveling some more. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., has told Fox News that Morell, a former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will likely be recalled to testify. The recall comes after new charges surfaced that Morell misled Congress about what he knew regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack and when he...