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Obama: Ramadan-a Ding Dong

National Insecurity

“…divining Obama’s foreign policy should have been relatively easy given his background – a world seen through the eyes of someone whose father was a Muslim, as was his step-father, whose early education was in a Muslim madrassa, followed by mentoring from the known communist Frank Marshall Davis, associations with Columbia University’s Palestinian activist Edward Said and later, Harvard’s leftist Brazilian socialist Roberto Unger, later close association with admitted communist and Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers, then followed by 20 years of anti-American and anti- Semitic sermons by Reverend Jeremiah Wright …”(The Most Dangerous Man In the World)

While those of us who were actually paying attention to who and what the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was are not surprised that an unleashed second term has led to Obama bringing chaos and violence to the Middle East as well as Israel’s survival to the brink, we did not expect that he would do everything in his power to hand to Iran a nuclear weapon on a silver platter. But that is exactly what he is doing.”(Obama’s perfect storm to destroy Israel)

“There is no such thing as a moderate Islamist.” — Andrew McCarthy

“Obama is a neo-Leninist communist, and it is time we not only understand that, but call him that. The proof is undeniable.” Mychal Massie

“The more I know about people, the more I like dogs.” — Vladimir Putin

It’s a mad, mad world when a former colonel in the Soviet KGB is a more reliable participant in the fight against Islamic terror than the President of the United States.  Of course, when said President hosts Ramadan dinners and shouts praises to Muslims at every available opportunity, when the s0-called Commander-In-Chief routinely utters such inane remarks as “America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam,” one could be forgiven for wondering just whose side he’s really on.


It is not out of ignorance that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are denying the Islamic roots of the Islamic State jihadists …  The Obama administration is quite intentionally promoting the progressive illusion that “moderate Islamists” are the solution to the woes of the Middle East, and thus that working cooperatively with “moderate Islamists” is the solution to America’s security challenges. (The Muslim Brotherhood is the best Obama can do)

Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State. (Obama secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood)

But, as Iran specialist Clare Lopez of the Center for Security Policy points out, “The Muslim Brotherhood is a jihadist organization, from the day of its founding and remains so to this day.”

Gave NothingWhile Obama arms jihadists, Putin  goes after them: “We will chase terrorists everywhere. If in an airport, then in the airport. So if we find them in the toilet, excuse me, we’ll rub them out in the outhouse.  And that’s it, case closed.”

If Putin succeeds where Obama has failed, and the “caliphate” of the radical Islamists is exterminated, we will witness an occurrence rarer than the passing of Halley’s Comet: the Russian president will be more popular with Americans than their own.

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No Rambos At Umpqua

Last Mission

If Barack Obama and the Democrats had their druthers, we once-proud Americans would all be like old John Rambo … disarmed, discombobulated, and needing a push from the government to get to the can.  When the bad moon’s rising, liberals huddle under their canvas and wait for the wolves. The rest of us lock and load.  Case in point: the latest massacre committed by a gun-wielding malcontent in a “gun-free” zone in a state in which the national bird should be the cuckoo and the state anthem “Kumbaya.”

The Oregon college where at least 10 people were killed in a shooting rampage Thursday had in recent months considered hiring an armed security guard — but ultimately decided against the proposal, the retired president said.

“We talked about that over the last year because we were concerned about safety on campus,” Joe Olson, who retired as president of Umpqua Community College at the end of June, told The New York Times. “The campus was split 50-50. We thought we were a very safe campus, and having armed security officers on campus might change the culture.”  (Umpqua Community College Considered Armed Guard, Dismissed Idea)

Well, nothing changes the academic culture more than a bullet to the brain, now does it?

“[The gunman] thought he could make a splash – and he did. Now Obama is using it to jump start gun crime. That doesn’t work here. It’s too bad they couldn’t get him as soon as he fired the first shot.” Anonymous Oregonian

Just Like The Old Soviet UnionPredictably, the smoke at Umpqua had not yet cleared before the Community-Organizer-In-Chief stepped to the bully pulpit in Washington, and began his latest anti-gun rant (during which he, of course, referred to himself 28 times in 12 minutes), and described the nation over which he is somehow unaccountably presiding as the most trigger-happy country in the known world.   But, as is the case with all things Obama, the truth lies elsewhere:

Boom, here we go: The Rampage Shooting Index. Taken from a now-defunct website, it assembled data from around the world to construct a per capita mass shootings index that controls for population differences … The U.S.’ index of 0.12 per 5,000,000 places it behind Norway (recall the Anders Breivik massacre), Finland, Slovakia, Israel, and Switzerland – at half the ratio. (IJ Review)

” I will politicize this,” Obama says.  As if he’s ever done anything else.  If there were any justice in the world, he’d be doing it in Norway.

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No Gumption

No Gumption

“Media all across the world are reporting on this historic meeting of the world’s most powerful communist – and the president of China.” Ted Cruz

“Don’t bet your future on one roll of the dice…” — Huey Lewis & the News/Back In Time

Back In TimeRead ’em and weep:


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UnHitch Mitch


“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shown his cowardice. He’s so afraid of President Obama that he won’t even try anymore.” (Is Mitch McConnell a coward? You decide)

“McConnell needs to resign!! — Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere

BuddiesThe current leadership of the GOP, as exemplified by Bawlin’ John Boehner and March hare Mitch McConnell, reminds me of the three-two beer we used to get down in Georgia during army training — no matter how much of it you guzzled, it never gave you much of a buzz.  Well, Bawlin’ John has hit the bricks, and if there’s any justice left in the world, Little Mac will be right behind him, his dubious battle cry (“But there’s nothing we can do about it…”) fading in the ether as he hops into history’s dustbin.

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Boehner’s Legacy

That's All, Folks!

“Did it ever occur to anybody that a man who blubbers in public that much has serious issues and isn’t fit to lead?” — John Hawkins

Once a duplicitous rat’s ass, always a duplicitous rat’s ass:

Rumors on Capitol Hill: Boehner Cut Deal With Pelosi to Avoid Government Shutdown (Breitbart)

… According to those sources, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi agreed that her Democratic caucus would join Boehner along with a handful of Boehner loyalists and moderate establishment Republicans to continue Planned Parenthood funding, along with a few other budget items President Obama says were must-haves, in order to avoid a Government shutdown.

Boehner resigned because he knew that after he cut that deal, conservatives in his own party would be so furious with him that it would make challenges to his Speakership a certainty, sources say. Even if he survived those challenges, his remaining year and three months in office would be contentious and personally uncomfortable for him.

Good Riddance“Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference. They are repelled by his personal behavior. He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle. Boehner has already tried to buy the members with campaign contributions and committee assignments, which he has already promised to potentially difficult members. His hold is insecure. He is not [Newt] Gingrich, the natural leader of a ‘revolution,’ riding the crest into power. He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow, holding nobody’s enduring loyalty.” — Sidney Blumenthal in a private email to Hillary Clinton (Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else)


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Catcher In The Wry

Catcher In The Wry

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” – Yogi Berra

They used to say that rooting for the Yankees was like rooting for U.S. Steel. It’s a good thing that Yogi and the boys didn’t play in the modern era. They’d have been outsourced to India.

Rest in peace, Mr. Berra.  There won’t be another like you.

Before Yankees career, Navy gunner Yogi Berra was part of D-Day invasion

Seaman Second Class Lawrence P. Berra was on a rocket boat stationed off the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, barely three weeks after his 19th birthday. He and the other six men in the 36-foot craft provided fire support for the invasion that came to be known simply as D-Day and remained in the area for nearly two weeks after the initial landings.

“We were told to shoot anything that moved,” Berra told author Gary Bloomfield in “Duty, Honor, Victory: America’s Athletes in World War II.”  “I am not sure if he said ‘moved’ or ‘any plane below the clouds,’ but we all shot at the first plane below the clouds and we shot down one of our own planes. The pilot was mad as hell, and you could hear him swearing as he floated down in his parachute. I remember him shaking his fist and yelling, ‘If you bastards would shoot down as many of them as us the goddamn war would be over.'”

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Obama's Clocks

“On Monday, the Obama White House praised Iran for cooperating with international inspectors–as Iran inspected its own military facility for evidence of nuclear activity.” (Iran Deal: White House Lauds Iranian Self-Inspection)

Tomorrow’s Headlines Today:

  • Hillary Investigates Self; Declares Innocence; Blames Republicans For Deleted E-Mails
  • Obama Closes Benghazi Probe; Blames YouTube Video And Republicans for Terrorist Attacks
  • Obama Lauds Self For IRS Probe; Blames Republicans For Politicizing Agency
  • Obama Clears Administration Officials Convicted Of Voter Fraud; Blames Republicans
  • Obama: Voting Fraud Not a ‘Real Problem,’ Nobody Votes Using Somebody Else’s Name

Oops.  The last entry is a headline from August 6th.  My bad.


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Papal Bull(s**t)

A Lot In Common

“If the Republican establishment thinks it has a problem with Donald Trump, just wait until the Pope visits America next month and endorses socialist Bernie Sanders for president.” Cliff Kincaid

“Anybody who thinks what I am saying is radical, read what the pope is saying.” — Bernie Sanders

Pope Francis is once again insisting that he is not a communist, that his abiding concern for “the poor” is grounded in the Gospel of Christ, not the ideology of Marx, Engels, or any other communist. Back in 2010, while still a Cardinal, he felt the need to do the same. Why? It may very well be inaccurate to describe the Pope as a communist.  But—and it pains this Catholic writer to admit this—one can be forgiven for suspecting that he is friendlier to this noxious ideology than many of us would care to think.” Jack Kerwick

“One must be very attentive regarding the power of the pope.”Cardinal Raymond Burke

Red PopeIf there’s anything more disconcerting than the President of the United States behaving like a godless communist, it’s the head of the Catholic Church behaving like Barack Obama.  Not that anyone thinks the Pontiff is godless, of course. But as for the other bit:

Pope Francis has urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land … Quoting a fourth century bishop, he called the unfettered pursuit of money “the dung of the devil”, and said poor countries should not be reduced to being providers of raw material and cheap labour for developed countries … Francis said time was running out to save the planet from perhaps irreversible harm to the ecosystem. (Unbridled capitalism is the ‘dung of the devil’, says Pope Francis)

Holy or not, no man is infallible, and no pontiff is guaranteed to be acting in accordance with God’s will.  Take Pius XII, for example:

Pope Pius XII’s actions during the Holocaust remain controversial. For much of the war, he maintained a public front of indifference and remained silent while German atrocities were committed. He refused pleas for help on the grounds of neutrality, while making statements condemning injustices in general … One reason for this position was that the staunchly anti-communist Pope felt he could not denounce the Nazis without including the Communists; therefore, Pius XII would only condemn general atrocities.

Or the rather inappropriately named Innocent IV:

On May 15, 1252, Pope Innocent IV issued a papal bull entitled Ad extirpanda, which authorized the use of torture by inquisitors … torture could be performed only once. However, it was common practice to consider a second torture session to be a “continuation” of the first … The unrepentant and apostates could be “relaxed” to secular authority, however, opening the convicted to the possibility of various corporal punishments, up to and including being burned at the stake (Wikipedia)

The current pope’s concern for the poor is fitting and noble. His solution to the problem of poverty — a redistribution of wealth by government — is not:

The chief challenge of social justice, in [Francis’] view, is therefore to provide for the poor, which in practice means taking from the rich to do so. Government has the ultimate obligation to compel this redistribution of wealth through taxation, confiscation, or prosecution.  It is this advocacy in papal thinking for the primacy of the government to control human affairs which leads Socialists and many other leftists to claim papal endorsement. (Why the pope sounds like a Socialist)

The Bible says much regarding charity for the poor; in no place does it recommend the theft of private property by the authorities in order to provide it.

“…nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you.” — 2 Thessalonians 3:8

There has never been such a thing as a successful socialist state.  Human nature being what it is, there never will be. Even the communists in China have come to realize that.  Pray that Pope Francis will one day realize it as well.

UPDATE: Pope thanks Fidel Castro for: “his contributions to world peace in a world saturated with hate and aggression”  

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Donald, Duck!

Trump_cartoonDisclaimer:  The above tweet was created by Time’s Donald Trump Insult Generator

The Donald was never my kinda guy. I never watched The Apprentice, and I never walked out of a Trump casino one thin dime richer than when I walked in. So when the Trumpster became a candidate for the presidency, I assumed it was merely a stunt pulled by a bored and wealthy narcissist with an insatiable hunger for the spotlight. I was a Cruz guy or a Walker guy or a Carson guy or an Anybody-but-Jeb guy. Trump was a joke, right? “Make America Great Again.” How did a bombastic, blustering boor with too much money and too few manners intend to do that?  But a funny thing happened on the way to the caucuses. The Donald started off in first place, and the more he blustered and bashed, the better his polling numbers got.  And the better his numbers got, the more the mainstream media and the GOP establishment attacked him.  And the more the mainstream media and the GOP establishment attacked him, the better I liked him.  After all, if the enemy of your enemy ain’t your friend, The Donaldthen who the hell is? Maybe, I thought, The Donald is just what America needs at this low point in her history — a president who’s not afraid to rip the quills from the spines of the politically correct, and to counterattack the liberal media with a few barrages of his own.  There’s really no reason to be polite to people who are out to destroy you.  Even if they’re on the same side:

Donald J. Trump is not often criticized for remaining silent, but on Friday, other presidential candidates rebuked him for not correcting an apparent supporter who said Barack Obama was a Muslim who was not born in America … Mr. Trump, in a statement released late Thursday through a spokeswoman, defended his decision not to correct the man. “The media wants to make this issue about Obama,” Mr. Trump said in the statement. “The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians in this country. Christians need support in this country. Their religious liberty is at stake.”  (Donald Trump Does Not Correct a Man Who Called Obama a Muslim)

Let’s forego the preponderance of evidence for what Obama once called “my Muslim faith.”  Let’s forget his implacable hostility to Israel, ignore his unwavering support for the Muslim Brotherhood, disregard the prisoner swap that sent 5 top Taliban commanders back to the Middle East (3 of who have now joined the ranks of ISIS), discount the Benghazi debacle, and forgive the many inane statements that only a committed Islamophile or a damned fool would utter ( “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” “Islam has always been part of America” “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.” etc., etc.). Let’s even overlook the fact that 29% of all Americans believe he’s a closet Muslim. In what twisted universe is it Donald Trump’s duty as a Republican candidate for president to defend the likes of Barack Obama?

The Republican establishment — those uni-horned strategists who once gifted the GOP with losers like John McCain and Mitt Romney — considers the popularity of The Donald to be roughly equivalent to an outbreak of herpes.

Quiet conversations have begun in recent weeks among some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors and normally competing factions, all aimed at a single question: How can we stop Donald Trump? Republican strategists and donors have assembled focus groups to test negative messages about Mr. Trump. They have amassed dossiers on his previous support for universal health care and higher taxes. They have even discussed the creation of a “super PAC” to convince conservatives that Mr. Trump is not one of them. (Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign)

These are the people our parents should have warned us against — the ones with pricey zip codes, offshore bank accounts, and plenty of rope which the leftists will eventually use to hang them:

Remember when Donald Trump was cajoled into pledging Republican loyalty by promising not to run as an independent? … Mark McKinnon was the chief media strategist for President George W. Bush … that means he is well-connected and experienced inside the Republican establishment. NPR’s Robert Siegel called him up to ask him about Donald Trump’s popularity and what it means:

“…Scenario three is wild and improbable, but think about it. [Trump] starts to gather enough delegates where it actually looks like he could win the nomination. The Republican establishment completely freaks out. They get together and say, this is unacceptable, but it looks like it’s going to happen. So we go off, and we create a new Republican Party as an Independent candidacy and draft somebody who’s tanned, rested and ready to go and with a lot of money, somebody like Mitt Romney …the fact is that it will be the big-money donors who get together and say, we need to figure out an alternate solution. And it will be all about the money and who they back.

I’m still a Cruz guy or a Walker guy or a Carson guy or an Anybody-But-Jeb guy, but Election Day is a long ways off and The Donald is one persistent S.O.B.  So who knows?  After a few drinks next November, I just might leave the bar with him.

UPDATE: EXCLUSIVE: Liberal Group Publicized Trump ‘Muslim Question’ Guy Years Ago  A man who looks exactly like the notorious “Muslim question” guy from last week’s Donald Trump rally was previously the star of a liberal anti-Tea Party campaign, Breitbart News has learned. The man, whom some suspect to have been a liberal or Democratic plant in Trump’s audience, was featured in a meme in the spring of 2013 that was credited to, the website of the group Americans Against The Tea Party.  We know now that the left-wing media and activists were aware of this man more than two years before last week’s Trump rally, where he stated that President Obama was a Muslim and sparked mainstream-media controversy. Trump was criticized for not repudiating the man for his comments.


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