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The Climate Change Gab Fest must go on, or the terrorists will win!
President Obama calls the upcoming climate summit with world leaders in Paris a "powerful rebuke" to Islamic State terrorists who attacked the city earlier this month.
"What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children," Obama marveled, after previewing his attendance at the summit which begins next week in Paris.
Because a bunch of guys standing around talking about a carbon tax will definitely have Da'esh quaking in their sandals. Or as one of my regular readers put it recently, maybe he plans to crush them with solar panels until they scream for mercy.
There's probably even instructions for building your own windmill on the back of those leaflets he airmails to the terrorists before bombing them. Anything to save Mother Gaia, right?
Here's a thought Chief. Why can't the world stand as one and crush these jihadi bastards once and for all? Shouldn't that be your priority? What's it gonna take to keep your attention focused for more than a day or two on the guys trying to kill us?
I know, I'm asking a lot. Especially since its basketball season.
So would it help if we said these guys were secretly Republicans? I heard you really, really, really get all lathered up when you're going after Republicans.
Because face it, whatever you're pretending to do about terrorism, so far, it isn't working. In fact, you're making things worse. A whole lot worse.
Last year you said Da'esh was "the JV team." Two weeks ago they were "contained." A few short days ago they were "nothing to fear."
No wonder you'd rather we all talk about gun control over Thanksgiving dinner.
Do you realize just how ridiculous that sounds? Disarming America in the face of "a serious threat to all of us?"
Oh, right, the real serious threat is Climate Change. Or so you say.
I think Da'esh has other plans.
President Golfpants talks tough.
President Barack Obama said Sunday the U.S.-led coalition "will not relent" in the fight against the Islamic State and was confident the terror group would be defeated, insisting the world would not accept the extremists' attacks on civilians in Paris and elsewhere as the "new normal."
Uh huh. Once again he's full of it. Because it turns out he relents about 75% of the time.
U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.
Strikes against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The policy is being blamed for allowing Islamic State militants to gain strength across Iraq and continue waging terrorist strikes throughout the region and beyond, according to Royce and former military leaders who spoke Wednesday about flaws in the U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State.
"You went 12 full months while ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can't drop, we can't get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us," Royce said. "I don't understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit."
Can you imagine George Patton or Douglas MacArthur waiting for "clearance" before blowing the shit out of the enemy?
In the immortal words of General Anthony McAuliffe, Obama's strategy is "nuts."
But what else would you expect from the guy who said he's not interested in "America winning?"
Meanwhile, Putin is going after ISIS with guns blazing, and getting results. So naturally Obama is telling him to cool his jets.
Speaking at the end of the ASEAN summit in Malaysia, Obama also pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to align himself with the U.S.-led coalition, noting that the Islamic State has been accused of bringing down a Russian airliner last month, killing 224 people.
"He needs to go after the people who killed Russia's citizens," Obama said of Putin.
Translation? Yo Vlad, you're making me look bad.
Now look, I'm no fan of Putin. He's a tyrant, and no friend of freedom. But as Churchill famously said, "If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons" — meaning, of course, the enemy of my enemy is my (temporary) friend.
Were it that we had such clarity from the narcissistic quisling currently
occupying the White House.
In the wake of the Paris terrorism attacks, should we enhance screening of Syrian refugees? Obama says "no."
President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days.
The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill -- which sets high hurdles for refugee admission including FBI background checks and sign-offs by top officials -- for floor action as early as Thursday. In a committee meeting, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, accused the president of confusing the public about the intentions of the legislation.
Moments later, the White House issued a statement defending the current screening process and claiming the changes called for under the bill would create "significant delays and obstacles" for the existing vetting program.
"Given the lives at stake and the critical importance to our partners in the Middle East and Europe of American leadership in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis ... [Obama] would veto the bill," the White House said.
American leadership? Didn't Obama say he wasn't "interested" in that?
Why yes, yes he did.
Fortunately, for now, Honduras is doing the vetting Obama won't do.
Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of any links to last week's attacks in Paris, police said.
The Syrian men were held late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on arrival from Costa Rica, and had been planning to head to the border with neighboring Guatemala. The passports had been doctored to replace the photographs with those of the Syrians, police said.
"We received information from (fellow) police services that these five Syrians left Greece and passed through Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and San Jose in Costa Rica before finally reaching Tegucigalpa," said Anibal Baca, spokesman for Honduras' police. "They are normal Syrians."
Just "normal" Syrians, on a pleasure trip.
Of course, "pleasure" for them is killing infidels.
Here's where I say, "thanks Honduras!"
And it's also where I say, "typical Obama," siding with terrorists instead of protecting America. It's who he is. It's what he does.
And it'll get us all killed.
But then, Obama wants that too.
Because these are considered to be the ten most important issues facing the US Army under the "leadership" of one Barack Hussein Obama.
1. Prevent Sexual Assault
2. Balance and Transition the Army
3. Champion Soldiers, Civilians and Families
4. Bolster Army activities in the Asia-Pacific region
5. Ensure personal accountability on and off the battlefield
6. Tell the Army Story
7. Implement Army Total Force policy
8. Prudently manage reset, modernization, research and development
9. Strengthen information assurance and cyber security
10. Develop effective energy solutions
Notice anything missing from that list?
I guess Obama doesn't actually want to defeat ISIS, since, you know, it's not on The List. Maybe it's just an oversight, along with anything to do with Iran, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
And he's also presumably not interested in helping protect our NATO allies from a resurgent Russia, because, again, it's not on The List.
But, what about China rattling their sabers? Does that fall under priority number 4? Um, no. The executive summary on that one is all about "building partnerships" for "common interests."
I don't know about you, but I have a "common interest" in not being invaded or killed by Arabs, Iranians, Russians, or Chinese. Something tells me Obama's Army commanders don't share that desire.
If that doesn't scare the living crap out of you, well, you're probably a
clueless liberal who's planning to vote for Hillary.
Yeah, he really said it. He really said "I'm not going to 'take everyone's guns away.'"
President Obama on Tuesday dismissed the notion that he is seeking to take away people's firearms as he delivered his latest call for stronger gun laws.
Speaking to police chiefs in Chicago, Obama sought to rebut the argument made by conservatives, which he said is designed to stoke fear.
"Some of you are watching certain television stations or listening to certain radio programs, please do not believe this notion that somehow I'm out to take everyone's guns away," he told the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
"Every time a mass shootings happens, one of the saddest ironies is suddenly the purchase of guns and ammunition jumps up because folks scared into thinking that, 'Obama's gonna use this as an excuse to take away our Second Amendment rights,'" he added. "Nobody's doing that."
"We're talking about common-sense measures to make criminals don't get them, to make sure background checks work, to make sure that we're protecting ourselves."
Of course he's lying.
Remember, "if you like your plan you can keep your plan?"
Or, "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor?"
And, "I'll reduce premiums by $2,500 dollars per year?"
How'd those promises work out for you?
He also "wasn't going" to force you to buy health insurance either. So have you made your Shared Responsibility Payment yet?
And are you detecting a pattern here?
Is the Obama White House "the most transparent administration in history?" (Not by a long shot!) Can you detect more than a "smidgeon" of corruption? (I can!)
Did he close Guantanamo Bay?
How many "shovel ready projects" have you seen in your neighborhood?
Is the deficit reduced by half? (Hint: He just demanded, and got, another $1.5 trillion dollar increase in the national debt.)
Did he just sent troops into Syria? Do you recall him promising not to do that?
Lies upon lies upon lies. Because everything Obama says is a lie, including "and" and "the."
So when Obama says he's not going to confiscate our guns you can be sure of only one thing. Obama is going to confiscate our guns. Guaranteed.
His track record speaks for itself.
And so I'll tell you this. When Obama comes for my guns he's going to have to pry them from my cold, dead hands. I will not stand by and allow a tyrant to disarm me, or my fellow Americans. Not without a fight. The Second Amendment means something, and if a supposed "consitutional scholar" hasn't yet figured out what that something is, I'll be glad to explain it to him.
The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Of course we expected nothing less.
The U.S. Department of Justice informed lawmakers on Friday that its closing the two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted conservative groups. There will be no charges filed against ex-IRS employee Lois Lerner — or anyone else for that matter.
In a letter obtained by CNN, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik claimed the investigation found "substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints. But poor management is not a crime."
"We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution," the letter added.
They also were unable to determine whether or not water is wet.
BTW fellas, Contempt of Congress is a crime. You could look it up.
And why did she plead the Fifth? Multiple times? That sort of implies she thinks she was guilty of something, doesn't it?
See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil. Unless thou art a Republican, then they throw the book at you.
Obama's DOJ would make John Mitchell blush. Because when it comes to liberal / progressive Democrats, the ends always justify the means. Lois Lerner is a good soldier who helped her boss get re-elected. And so she'll now be rewarded for her treachery.
Interestingly they decided to tell us this on a Friday afternoon while everyone is talking about Hillary and Benghazi. It's almost as if they're not really proud of themselves, so they'll quietly let this story die, and slink back into the bowels of the bureaucracy, never to be held accountable for anything.
It's the Chicago Way.
Obama wants to use your tax dollars to bail out Puerto Rico, where nobody pays federal income taxes.
With Puerto Rico buried in debt and on course to completely run out of money by the end of the year, the Obama administration is urging Congress to take unprecedented action to help the island, including granting a type of bankruptcy protection unavailable to the nation's 50 states.
The administration said the broader bankruptcy protection, which would be available only to territories but not fiscally pressed states, is needed to help Puerto Rico avert a mushrooming crisis and restructure its $73 billion in debt.
The island will soon "face the unenviable and difficult choice between repaying its debts and maintaining vital public services," the administration said in a statement and 10-page fact sheet released Wednesday evening. "The latest reliable estimates reveal that, without further steps, Puerto Rico will not have the resources to pay for both."
Puerto Rico is the poster child for wasteful government spending, bloated bureaucracy, and inefficient, archaic central planning run amok. Oh, and did I mention that no one on the island pays federal income taxes? That doesn't stop them from claiming tax credits, of course. And so Obama wants us to send more of those down there too.
In addition to urging Congress to offer Puerto Rico the new type of bankruptcy protection, the administration is also recommending that Congress broaden access to the island's Medicaid program, a move that would pump money into its teetering health-care system. It also wants the island workers to have access to a broader array of federal tax credits, including the earned-income tax credit, in an effort to pump up its dismal 40 percent labor force participation rate.
Typical Democrat. Throw more money at people who've already proven they can't wisely use the money they already have. Puerto Rico, like every other liberal progressive shithole in America doesn't have a revenue problem, they have a spending and regulatory problem.
The debt is just the symptom of the problem. The real underlying issue is the Island government's addiction to spending—a habit which produces $6 billion dollar deficits per year and a government centered economic model which leads to stunted growth. To put it into perspective, even if the island completely defaulted on its roughly $3 billion dollar per year debt service payments, this still does not address half of the deficit problem.
This is what scares financial markets and undermines the credibility of the government. This is why there are several other jurisdictions that have much higher debt to GDP ratios than Puerto Rico and still have better credit ratings than the Island.
And as always, the solution is less government.
If we are going to help them, there is a sane way to do it. Dismantle the current government apparatus that is costly and ineffective as a first step. Then, we should simultaneously implement real and strong free market reforms that open up the economy and lead to robust growth and job creation. Finally, a new independent mechanism should be created to manage the debt, based on a collaboration between the government of Puerto Rico and the US, in order to restore investor confidence and allow the island's government to regain access to the financial markets.
None of which involves throwing money down a rathole. Puerto Rico needs tough
love, not bailouts. Let's hope Congress agrees.
On Friday, the Obama Administration officially announced the end of its spectacularly unsuccessful $500 million plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels. . . .
This latest decision is the most obvious manifestation of what Obama Administration officials have been telling the press for the past few days: the plan for Syria, in light of Russia's intervention, is to do nothing to escalate the situation. There are no plans to send anti-aircraft weapons to moderate rebels being hit by Russian air strikes, for example. Eli Lake and Josh Rogin write that some White House advisors are even encouraging the President "to give up on toppling the Syrian regime."
In Obama's America, we "give up."
But don't worry, he's still leading on the important stuff.
When CBS host Steve Kroft questioned Obama about Russia president Vladimir Putin, the topic quickly turned to climate change.
"He's challenging your leadership, Mr. President," Kroft said, of Putin.
And Obama's reply: "I got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in, in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we've got a different definition of leadership. My definition of leadership would be leading on climate change and [an] international accord that potentially would get in Paris."
In other words, Obama will fight World War III with windmills and solar panels.
And not for nothing, but he's one to talk about "running your economy into the ground." I guess because he's just so gosh-darned good at it, right?
Besides, "the community of nations" will rise up and defeat ISIS. Any day now. Presumably with carbon credits.
I suppose all that's left now is for him to give his last SOTU in Arabic.
Then the capitulation will be complete.
Yeah, I know, you guys really want me to comment on last night's cattle-call debates. Here goes: Carly won.
Now on to the news.
While you were watching Megyn Kelly bait Donald Trump for laughs and ratings, our Dear Leader was busy doubling down on his "Republicans and Iranian mullahs are two sides of the same coin" Orwellian claptrap.
Obama's "common cause" argument rests on several factual premises that seem to us obviously false, and that certainly are not obviously true — among them, that Republicans desire war, that there is a meaningful distinction between "Iranian hard-liners" and the Iranian regime, and that those hard-liners would prefer American military action to American appeasement.
But there is an even more basic objection to Obama's statement. Assume for the sake of argument that the "Iranian hard-liners" and the Republicans really do want an all-out military confrontation. Now, consider an example from history when such a result actually obtained. On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 8, Congress declared war on Japan. Would it make any sense to say that the Japanese and the U.S. Congress had made "common cause"?
Obama is equating mutual antagonism with its opposite, "common cause." Again, Orwell put it more pithily: War is peace.
Because Obama is the center of his universe. If you are not with him, you are against him. And, everyone who is "against" him must be acting in concert.
Which means Chuck Schumer is a Republican now. LOL.
It's all part and parcel of Obama The Petulant.
Lame duck Obama no longer cares about even the appearance of civility with Republicans, or any Democrat who dares to oppose him. His gloves are now off, it's all personal to him (and his worshippers), and his radical ideological agenda is on full display. It's full Orwell, replete with blatant lies, rewriting of history, and assault on the fabric of society itself. Obama is a bully, with a bully pulpit, and he doesn't give a damn about the Constitution or its founding principles, which he thinks is deeply flawed. He has done more to damage the Constitution, the economy, and societal unity than all prior presidents combined.
That's what "fundamentally transforming" America means to him: Burn it down.
Which, to utilize his own twisted logic, puts Obama firmly in "common cause" with every rogue regime, terrorist group, radical Islamist, and Marxist revolutionary worldwide. Hence we get rapproachment with Cuba and Iran while shunning Great Britain and Israel. We get subservience to Vladmir Putin's expansionist aggression while gutting our own military capabilities. We get the rise of ISIS, the disintegration of Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, a resurgent China, and saber-rattling in Argentina while our erstwhile Commander in Chief plays golf with celebrities. Not to mention crippling deficits, a moribund economy, and bureaucratic tyranny on an unprecedented scale while he demonizes patriotism and slanders local law enforcement.
In short, if Obama wasn't actively trying to destroy everything America and Americans have ever stood for, what exactly would he doing differently?
And if you wanted to see him "succeed," who better to lead the country down
the rabbit hole than stealth-Clinton-crony Donald J. Trump?
You've heard of the Rooney Rule, right? It's an NFL regulation which requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for every open head coach and front office job.
Because in the meritocracy of pro football, tokenism counts.
So, after posting yesterday about Obama's secret town by town, block by block racial database I got to thinking about how he'll use it. And I thought, "Rooney Rule."
Imagine having to prove you tried to sell your house or rent your vacant apartment to at least one black person just to satisfy Obama's racial bean counters.
It's not as far-fetched an idea as you might want to believe.
Banks and mortgage companies already are required to amass volumes of statistics on the racial makeup of their loan portfolios, and they're in danger of being sued by the feds for not approving "enough" loans for low-income and minority borrowers. Welcome to the bizarro world of "disparate impact" litigation.
So why not another HUD form at closing to document how many minority buyers put in an offer on your house? Complete with a section for you to explain why you chose not to sell it to them, of course.
And no, price won't be a valid reason.
We've already seen how affirmative action requires colleges to allow lower SAT scores for minority applicants. So why wouldn't the Obamaunist social justice warriors demand that you accept a lower price for your house in order to fulfill their utopian goal of racial balance in housing?
Ditto for apartment rents. I can see Obama using his database to define below market rents that would only be available to minority tenants. Meanwhile, white guys, if you're even allowed to rent to them, still pay full price. You know, to make up for past discrimination, or slavery.
Because nothing can stand in the way of giving Obama's sycophants the right to
live wherever they desire, regardless of their ability to pay. It's all part
and parcel of the Equality Of Outcome worldview. From each according to his
ability, to each according to his needs.
Remember last month when I said you should pay attention to the Supreme Court's affirmation of "disparate impact" lawsuits? You know, the racial grievance industry's statistical tool to "prove" discrimination and guarantee equality of outcome and big paydays for the reparations crowd?
And remember too when I noted that Obama voided every zoning law in America in his quest for affordable housing?
Well, here's how his grand redistributionist scheme is playing out. While we weren't looking, he took census data and built a humongous database to map the racial makeup of every city, town, neighborhood, and block in America. It shows exactly how many minorities live on your street.
A key part of President Obama's legacy will be the fed's unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of "racial and economic justice."
Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama's racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document "inequalities" between minorities and whites.
This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make "disparate impact" cases against: banks that don't make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don't offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.
So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of "racial disparities" and "segregation," even if no other evidence of discrimination exists.
In Obama's world, all white people are racists. And his goal is to take from the whites and give to the blacks. Because slavery. And Confederate flags. Or something.
I suppose at some point he'll make us white folks pin yellow stars on our shirts too.
The idea of homogenizing America is not new. It's one of those utopian fantasies bantered around in college faculty lounges on Friday nights after everybody's gotten just a little high.
Except, President Choom Gang now has the power, and the desire, to impose this racial spoils system across America.
As I recall, there once was another country that kept detailed records of every citizen's race. They moved people around too, although their goal was to prevent mixing of the races, and they locked up the "undesirables."
So imagine my lack of surprise when retired General Wesley Clark, a true nut who's politics are even farther to the left than Obama's, floated the idea of segregating "radicalized Americans" from the "normal community."
In an interview with MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts, retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark suggested segregating "radicalized" Americans from those who are loyal to the United States.
Clark said he believes our government needs to get "increasingly tough" in its treatment of "radicalized" Americans and should reexamine our domestic law procedures.
Now let's parse that statement: "Radicalized Americans" who are not "loyal." Ergo, Conservatives. As in people opposed to Obama. What this president and his supporters demand is loyalty to his regime. Opposition to Obama is de facto evidence of racism.
Really, that's how they think. Ask a liberal. She'll tell you.
And of course the way to stamp out racism is to impose quotas. Quotas in housing. Quotas in lending. Quotas in employment. Quotas in education. Quotas everywhere. That's what his database is for. Ensuring the proper quotas. Deviate from the preferred racial makeup, and yup, you're a racist. So Obama will impose quotas on you.
Quotas ensure equality of outcome. Or so I'm told. Quotas will make us all "equal," no matter what that freedom of assembly clause says. And if anyone doesn't feel "equal," he sues, and then he gets a check. Cha-ching! Equality!
This is your future America. Obeisance to the racial bean counters.
Of course sooner or later we'll end up like
Zimbabwe — no white people allowed. But hey, that's a small price
to pay for "equality," right?
Your town doesn't have enough black people.
Obama is going to fix that.
And if it means turning your neighborhood into a slum, well that's the price you gotta pay.
Citing "exclusionary zoning" HUD Secretary Julian Castro released Obama's totalitarian regulatory onslaught against suburbia. The goal? Uniformity in racial balance and housing quality for every town, city, hamlet, and village in America.
AFFH is easily one of President Obama's most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. In effect, AFFH gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood — imposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike, and weakening or casting aside the authority of local governments over core responsibilities, from zoning to transportation to education. Not only the policy but the political implications are immense — at the presidential, congressional, state, and local levels.
It doesn't matter what kind of neighborhood you want to live in.
Obama will dictate who moves in next door.
Obama will dictate what kind of house you'll be allowed to build.
Obama will dictate where you live, where you shop, where you work, and how you get around town.
It's the culmination of decades of "equality of outcome" nonsense spewed by the denizens of "fairness." Because it's "unfair" that someone who worked hard all his life has a nicer house than someone who is sliding by on Section 8 vouchers.
The Obama administration announced new rules on Wednesday that are meant to racially integrate America's neighborhoods but some conservatives claim are an attempt by Washington to play a heavy-handed role in creating "utopias."
The new HUD housing rule comes on the heels of a landmark Supreme Court decision that reaffirmed the federal agency's power to ban housing policies that hurt minorities.
The Fair Housing Act, which originally was passed in 1968 and barred racial discrimination, demanded the government end segregation.
The new rule takes this a step further and requires cities across the country to scrutinize their housing patterns for racial bias and report the results every three to five years. Communities would also have to set and track goals to further reduce segregation.
"Unfortunately, too many Americans find their dreams limited by where they come from, and a ZIP code should never determine a child's future," Julian Castro, the secretary of the department of Housing and Urban Development, said Wednesday in a written statement. "This important step will give local leaders the tools they need to provide all Americans with access to safe, affordable housing in communities that are rich with opportunity."
They couldn't wave their magic wands and make the inner cites safer and nicer. So they're going to force every town to look more like the inner cities. Only they're called "transit villages" now. High density housing. Designated retail locations. Bus and train depots. And no parking lots.
Sounds wonderful, right?
And if that's what you want, great. Go for it.
But America is not a communist central planner's blank canvas. Our towns and cities each have unique features that make them desirable to different groups of people. Homogenizing our living experiences will not bring us all closer together; it'll bring conflict and foster resentment since we'll lose control over how and where we live.
Or does no one remember what East Germany looked like before the Berlin Wall came down? Because that's Obama's vision for your town. Depressing, unappealing sameness, miles and miles of bleak utilitarian boxes, devoid of color and indistinguishable from any other corner, anywhere.
I don't want to live there.
It's not enough that Obama's minions have made our currency look like Monopoly Money. The new bills are uglier than sin, and more often than not they're mistaken for Canadian money. And don't get me started on how they've ruined pennies and nickles. But now it's time for the coup de grace. The Obamabots have decided to dump all the Dead White Guys in favor of newer, presumably more "hip" portraits.
First to be redesigned? The ten dollar bill.
Out is Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury.
In is ... Rachel Dolezal?
The Treasury Department is preparing to announce that they are putting a woman on the $10 bill, as a source has confirmed what appears to be a premature tweet.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will put a woman on the bill as soon as 2020.
Presumably this woman will be selected because she's the lesbian single mother who created the Camanche nation's first central banking system. Or something.
Close enough, because according to the Official Feminut Website driving this idiocy, these are the 4 finalists:
Rosa Parks, and
Truthfully, when I first saw this, ahem, movement on Facebook a few months back I didn't take it seriously. I figured it had as much chance of success as the guys who want to put Ronald Reagan on Mount Rushmore.
But I was wrong. Obama took 'em seriously. Because fundamentally transforming America means detaching us from our history. More importantly, it means writing new history.
I'm guessing they'll impose the Mankiller woman on us. Why? Because aside from her extensive background in community organizing, her name exhibits everything modern feminism extolls. In their dogma, men are superfluous. Lower than dog excrement. Brutes, unworthy of inclusion in their utopian society. Because a great warrior chief has feelings dontcha know. And trolling for federal dollars is how they measure success.
Conan, she's not.
Still, I suppose it could be worse. Imagine this new sawbuck landing in your wallet:
Then again, why not just cut to the chase, and put Hillary Clinton on all the money?
Don't laugh, it'll probably be her first presidential decree.
It's no secret that Obama hates Israel.
It's highly likely he's a Muslim anti-Semite too, and he'd like nothing better than watching Iran wipe Israel from the face of the earth in an orgy of nuclear devastation.
Alas, one sad consequence of those proclivities is he can unilaterally deny that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, because the Constitution gives him that power.
The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president's authority in foreign affairs.
The court ruled 6-3 that Congress overstepped its bounds when it approved the law in 2002. It would have forced the State Department to alter its long-standing policy of not listing Israel as the birthplace for Jerusalem-born Americans and listing only "Jerusalem."
The policy is part of the government's refusal to recognize any nation's sovereignty over Jerusalem, until Israelis and Palestinians resolve its status through negotiations.
Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the president has the exclusive power to recognize foreign nations, and that the power to determine what a passport says is part of this power.
"Recognition is a matter on which the nation must speak with one voice. That voice is the president's," Kennedy wrote.
"Jerusalem" is not a country. It has no embassy. It has no flag. To pretend otherwise is dangerous foolishness which gives credence to the barbarism of malevolent terrorists.
Israel is a Real Country. Israel says Jerusalem is their capital. Ergo, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Period, the end.
Unless, of course, you believe in the mythical country of "Palestine." And if you think people who've started and lost 4 wars still have some sort of legitimate right to disband the state of Israel via protracted and duplicious "negotiations." In which case you might be a Democrat. Or a loon like Jimmy Carter.
But because we respect our Constitution, the only way to fix our foreign policy
is to elect a president who's not afraid to stand up to Palestinian thugs. End
the charade. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, move our embassy
there, and tell the "poor, pitiful" Palestinians to go pound sand. They lost.
Their Arab brothers lost. So let the Arabs pick up the pieces of the mess
they created and relentlessly perpetuate. It's not our job to fix their
wounded pride. Although, if they stop trying to destroy things and start
working to build themselves up, they just might find that we're the best
friends they never knew they had.
I want some of what he's smoking.
Actual Obama quote: Camden, NJ is "a symbol of promise for the nation."
President Obama came to this New Jersey city on Monday to "hold you up as a symbol of promise for the nation."
"This city is on to something," Obama said in a speech before almost 300 people at the Salvation Army's Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which offers programs for recreation, performing arts, early childhood and job training.
So, let me guess, his girls will be attending Camden public schools in September?
Because, not to put too fine a point on it, but Camden is a shithole.
And you'd have to be an idiot, or a Democrat, to believe it's ever going to be anything but a shithole.
Here, see for yourself, the first 9 pictures that came up in a Bing images search for "Camden, NJ".
Yeah, I can't wait for my neighborhood to look like that. How about you?
Camden can "hold up" something alright. Hopium. And I challenge Barack Obama to spend more than an hour there, preferably without his Secret Service detail. You know, just like the average Camden resident. Who definitely wouldn't agree that his city is any kind of "symbol" of anything. Except crime.
Speaking of inner city crime, guess what else Obama did today?
He cut cops off at the knees, unilaterally denying them access to military surplus weaponry. Unfortunately, the Bad Guys aren't subjected to the same restrictions. So now the police will really be outgunned.
I suppose that's "more like" what Obama wants for America too.
Old and busted: Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.
"This framework is the result of tough, principled diplomacy," Obama said in his weekly address to the nation. "It's a good deal — a deal that meets our core objectives, including strict limitations on Iran's program and cutting off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon."
New hotness: Iran will absolutely get the bomb, in 13 years.
President Obama admitted Tuesday in a broadcast interview that his nuclear agreement with Iran only delays Tehran from eventually acquiring a weapon, which could come immediately after Year 13 of the agreement -- leaving the problem for future presidents.
Obama made the comments about Tehran's so-called "breakout time" in an interview with NPR News that aired Tuesday morning. The president was attempting to answer the charge that the deal framework agreed upon by the U.S., Iran, and five other nations last week fails to eliminate the risk of Iran getting a nuclear weapon because it allows Tehran to keep enriching uranium.
Obama said that Iran would be capped for a decade at 300 kilograms of uranium -- not enough to convert to a stockpile of weapons-grade material.
"What is a more relevant fear would be that in Year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero," Obama said.
Now to be fair, Obama made that first promise a whole three days ago.
And 13 years is more time than Neville Chamberlain gave the Jews of Europe in 1938.
But make no mistake. This "historic" deal gives Iran the green light to wipe Israel off the map. They've been waiting for that day for 1,300 years. What's another 13 to them?
The path is clear. The plan is established. And Caliph Barack I is pleased.
NATO? That's so colonialist man.
So it's really no surprise when The Great And Powerful Obama chooses to snub his NATO counterpart.
President Barack Obama reportedly will not meet with NATO's new secretary general when he is in Washington this week, despite requests from the alliance chief's staff for a get-together.
Bloomberg View reported Tuesday that Jens Stoltenberg's office requested a meeting with Obama in advance of his scheduled visit, but did not receive any response from the White House. Instead, Bloomberg View reported that Stoltenberg had to settle for a last-minute meeting with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
Send the new guy! There's golf to be played, and dictators to be coddled.
Perhaps Mr. Stoltenberg should try wallowing in a bathtub full of Fruit Loops. That seems to get Obama's attention…
The report of Obama's snub comes amid Russia's growing willingness to test NATO's military readiness. On Tuesday, NATO jets were scrambled after four Russian military planes were spotted flying over the Baltic Sea with their transponders turned off. Over the weekend, a Danish newspaper published remarks by the Russian ambassador to Denmark in which he hinted that Russian missiles could target Danish warships if Copenhagen joins NATO's missile defense system.
But the most far-reaching example of Russian belligerence came Tuesday, when Britain's Daily Telegraph reported that Moscow was preparing to lease 12 long-range bombers to Argentina in exchange for shipments of beef and wheat. The report comes after a round of rhetoric from Russian officials questioning Britain's claim to the Falkland Islands.
The Russian position echoed remarks made last year by Argentina president Cristina de Kirchner, who said, "The Malvinas [Argentina's name for the archipelago] has always belonged to Argentina, the same way that Crimea also belonged to the Soviet Union until it was given to Ukraine."
A Russian-backed attack on the Falklands is in effect a proxy attack on NATO. You'd think our president would be worried about that.
The United States is taking part in joint military operations with Iran, admitting it is providing aerial surveillance over the current battle for Tikrit.
Troops loyal to the Baghdad government, along with Iran-backed Shia militia and some Sunni tribesmen, have surrounded Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters in Saddam's old palace complex and one other part of the city, but have been unable to make further progress.
The attack has been openly master-minded by an Iranian general, Qassem Suleimani, head of the internationally-focused Al Quds division of the Revolutionary Guard, who has been photographed on the front lines.
An official from the US-led coalition operating air strikes against Isil in Iraq and Syria confirmed to the Reuters news agency that it was now providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from the air to support the attack.
The United States is also said to be awaiting an imminent formal request for the coalition to join in military operations directly from the air, which it would be likely to grant.
Hey, let's help Iran conquer Iraq! What could go wrong?
The sight of American jets effectively acting as an air force for Iranian regional interests will further alarm critics at home and in the Arab Sunni world already looking nervously at a possible rapprochement between the two old foes after a possible deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.
Gee, ya think?
Will our pilots be required to scream "Death To America!" too?
"Over the weekend, Ayatollah Khomeini gave a speech," Acosta said. "And during that speech, there were people in the crowd chanting 'Death to America' and the Ayatollah responded back to them according to various translations, Of course, 'Death to America.' Do those comments give this White House any pause about moving forward with a nuclear deal with that country?"
Nah. "Death To America" is Farsi for "Hope and Change."
Every Obamabot knows that.
Obama's minions aren't very good stewards of the public's money.
they're so bad, they set a new record for
Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a government report released Monday.
The level of improper payments was a new high after several years of declines. In addition to fraud, the errors included overpayments and underpayments, as well payments made without proper documentation.
While the errors were spread among 22 federal agencies, three programs stood out: Medicare, Medicaid and the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Together, the three programs accounted for more than $93 billion in improper payments, according to the report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.
"This taxpayer money was not spent securing our borders, it was not spent on national defense, and it was not spent contributing to a safety net for those in need," said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. "This is a problem that is going to get worse year after year if we do not get a handle on it now."
The "problem" is in the eye of the beholder Senator.
And in the eye of President Jarrett, everything is going according to plan.
Because every single one of those $125 billion dollars went toward buying votes for Democrats. What could be more important than that?
If the Obamabots were interested in Homeland Security they'd close the borders and keep Iran and Hezbollah on the terrorist watch list.
Instead they're focused on one thing. Putting as many Americans as possible on the dole. Consumers of government vote for the party of government. And Democrats are masters at promising Free Stuff.
Just wait, the next two years of "improper payments" will make $125 billion look like a drop in the bucket. They're gonna pull out all the stops to keep the White House firmly under their jackboots, which means levels of wealth transfer that would make Robin Hood blush.
Tax "refunds" to illegal aliens who never paid a dime of taxes in their lives.
Obamacare subsidies to anybody with a pulse. And to the recently departed, especially if Social Security "forgot" to count them as dead.
College loan "forgiveness."
More mortgage writedown shenanigans from the FHA too.
No grant is too small. No boondoggle too shameful. Federal largess will flow where votes are needed most, while their propagandists in the press fan the flames of racial and class discord. It's the Progressives' Battle Of The Bulge, their last-ditch effort to cement socialism as the successor to the great American republic.
And when we really do run out of other people's money? Hey, that's Hillary's
This president really does believe he's our king. That we must bow before him. That he can impose his will upon us by fiat. The Constitution? That's so old, who cares about it anymore? Certainly not anyone in his administration!
He's got a pen and a phone, and he's going to use them to unilaterally raise taxes.
President Obama really does think he is a king or an emperor of some type. Now he claims that he is going to use executive orders to raise taxes on us all.
This arrogant prince thinks he can do anything he wants just by his say-so. No act of Congress needed.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unilateral executive action.
"The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action.
Tyranny. Pure, unadulterated tyranny.
The reason the Constitution requires that all new taxes originate in the House is because its members face reelection every two years, and are thus very responsive to the desires of their constituents and/or are quickly replaced. At least that's the theory. A big hole in that limitation is that there doesn't seem to be any sort of enforcement mechanism available, otherwise ObamaCare!!! — which originated, taxes and all, in the Senate — could never have become law.
Bad as that is, at least the Senate also faces popular pressure, so much so that half of the Democrat Senators who voted to pass ObamaCare!!! have since been removed or exited gracelessly from their jobs.
But the executive? Raising taxes on his own accord? Because the House, most closely representing the will of the people, won't succumb to his will and enact his "preferred option" on its own?
Remember the concept of "no taxation without representation?" Yeah, me neither.
The Founding Fathers declared independence over less. The list of abuses and usurpations imposed by this president is unparalled in history.
And he grows bolder with each passing day.
Consider that just last week he moved to ban AR-15 ammo, the most common bullet sold in the United States.
And yesterday he announced a plan to Federalize every local police department in the country.
He's preparing for something big. And if We The People allow him to succeed, if we do not stand up, united in opposition to his tyranny, Freedom and Liberty will die. Forever.
The president who bombs everybody vetoed an Israeli first strike against Iran's nuclear weapons facilities. Not only that, he threatened to shoot down IAF planes if they tried.
In a shocking report, a Kuwaiti newspaper is claiming that President Barack Obama once threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they went through with a plan to target Iranian nuclear sites.
Citing "well-placed sources," Al-Jarida claims that sometime in 2014, the Israeli government made plans to attack Iran when they heard that the United States and Iran were on the cusp of striking a secret nuclear deal behind Israeli's back. The decision was made after Israel learned the terms of the deal were supposedly "a threat to Israel's security."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly came to the decision after four nights of deliberation with commanders, and Israeli jets even managed experimental test flights in Iranian airspace after evading Iranian radars. But when an Israeli official with good ties to the Obama administration revealed the planned airstrikes, Obama allegedly threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets.
No wonder Dear Leader doesn't want Netanyahu to speak before Congress! Suppose the Prime Minister gets up there on Tuesday and confirms this report? Suppose he says, yes, Barack Obama is actively working to ensure that Iran gets The Bomb?
Because, face it, if Obama was in fact helping Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, what exactly would he be doing differently?
Actually there are reports saying exactly that.
The deal that the United States and the P5+1 powers are working towards would enable Iran to produce nuclear weapons only a few years after the signing of the accords, if Iran demonstrates "good behavior" during the years the agreement is in effect, Israel's NRG reported on Monday citing The Associated Press. The report cites an official involved in the talks between the Western powers and Iran who leaked details of the agreement emerging between the two sides.
Does this scare the living shit out of you?
Because I'm freaking out. Iran has told the world exactly what they'll do with an atomic bomb.
Maybe Obama is OK with smoking craters where Haifa and Tel Aviv used to be, but anyone who's sane would be recoiling in horror.
Here's what I hope.
I hope Israel launches that strike. Soon. They know how.
And I hope our pilots and air group commanders will stand down and refuse
to attack an ally of freedom. Because an order from
Valerie Jarrett to attack Israel is so far beyond the pale that it must
be seen for what it really is. Treason.