Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Unkind: Hard Choices

September 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Executive Branch, National Info

Hat tip: David Freddoso

As seen in the window of the World Bank bookstore.

O’Keefe Brings Attention to Open Northern US Border

HOUSTON, Texas — Journalist James O’Keefe’s latest video brings attention to the lack of security along the U.S. border with Canada and the ability of terrorists to enter the U.S. by boat.

O’Keefe explains that Security experts say the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased the risk of an attack in the United States. O’Keefe explores the questions, “If an ISIS terrorist could get to Canada, could he hire a boat, could he bring poison or even the Ebola virus? Could he get across Lake Erie and into the United States … and could he do it without getting caught?” Continue reading at Breitbart.com.

Continue reading at Breitbart.com.

Obama: “I Should’ve Anticipated the Optics”

President Obama, seen smiling smiles as he sits at the wheel of a golf cart at Vineyard Golf Club, went golfing last month just hours after delivering a speech on ISIS. - nydailynews.com (Photo: Steve Senne, AP)

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, President Obama acknowledged that playing golf just minutes after addressing the nation about the brutal beheading of Journalist James Foley was a mistake. But did he concede that this showed disrespect to the Foley family? No. Did he admit that this revealed his lack of empathy and compassion? No. So what was his mistake?

Instead he said that he should have anticipated that hitting the links on Martha’s Vineyard just minutes after making that speech would be bad “optics.” In other words, that it would look bad, that the media would make him look bad. So what did Obama do right after taping the Meet the Press interview? You guessed it, he went golfing for about four hours, motorcade and all. How about those optics?

H/T: gatewaypumdit.com

13 Hours in Benghazi

In a new special, Fox News Reporting: 13 Hours in Benghazi, Anchor Bret Baier talks with three contractors who were there when it happened – boots on the ground, if you will.  They talked about their experiences that night and how they are haunted by them to this day.  And they spoke about how they were ready to respond within five minutes, but were ordered to “stand down.”  They finally went in on their own against orders.  These three brave men who were wounded that night strongly believe that lives would have been saved if they were allowed to act earlier and if the air support they called for had arrived.

The three are featured in a new book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi  by Mitchell Zuckoff to be released next week. This Fox News special will be shown again on:  Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET and Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. ET

You may watch this special broken down into five parts below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

 

Say What You Want about Dubya, but He Sure Hit This Nail on the Head

Since before Barack Obama took office, he has been boasting about how he would end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home.

But his obvious lack of foreign policy and military expertise led him to leave Iraq too soon, and to do so out of political expediency. The evacuation of our troops in Iraq should not be a political move, but what is deemed wisest for our country overall.

And whether you liked George W. Bush or hated him, he was right about one thing regarding Iraq – a withdrawal of troops that is too rushed could completely destroy all the progress made in making Iraq a stable country.

Obama ignored this piece of wisdom, and the consequences couldn’t be worse for the United States or for Iraq.  Continue reading at: ConservativeTribune.com.

Megyn Kelly and Brit Hume Reflect on Obama’s Messianic Views After ISIS Beheads Second American

“Wouldn’t it be great for the world if I were president.” – Senator Obama, 2007

Just hours after ISIS Reportedly Beheaded a second American, Steven Sotloff, Megyn Kelly interviews Brit Hume on her Fox News show The Kelly File. In this two minute excerpt, they discuss then Senator Barack Obama’s Messianic statements made while campaigning for the Presidency, on November 21, 2007 on how he will win over the Muslim world.

Senator Obama: “…Well I truly believe that the day I’m inaugurated, not only does the country look at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently. If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world, they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian but I also can understand their point of view. I think that the world will have confidence that I am listening to them. That will ultimately make us safer…”

Obviously, things haven’t worked out quite that way.

You can watch the full 11 minute segment here.

White House Response to Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi Petition for Release From Mexican Jail – Sickening

A petition entitled: Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment, was submitted to the White House on May 1, 2014. This is the marine who had just moved to San Diego to seek treatment for his PTSD. He had all of his possessions in his truck, including three U.S. legal firearms, when he reportedly took a wrong turn at the border and wound up in Mexico. He immediately called 911 and declared them to Mexican border agents, but he was arrested nevertheless.

On August 29th the White House finally responded to the petition. Although the threshold requiring a response from the White House is 100,000 signatures, it sat for months before they got around to it. It is interesting to note that there were 134,934 signatures as of that date.

The White House said that “U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the most highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case…” and that “Our goal is to see that Mr. Tahmooressi is treated fairly during the judicial process…”

Treated fairly? Fair treatment would be to let him go now and put an end to this charade. Nowhere in the White House response did I see any demands for Sgt. Tahmooressi’s immediate release nor any hint of consequences to Mexico if they drag this on and continue to hold him. But what I found the most upsetting about the White House statement was their repeatedly referring (four times) to this marine as Mr. Tahmooressi, as opposed to Sgt. Tahmooressi. This was a complete disregard of, and a slap in the face to his military service to our country. Very sad, but totally predictable of this administration. You may read the petition and the entire White House response here.

The President May Not Have a Strategy, but John Kerry Does – Kiteboarding

By Patrick Hawley

Boy, that ought to scare the beheadings right out of ISIS!

Secretary of State John Kerry goes kiteboarding in Nantucket on Labor Day 2014. (Photo: The Daily Caller) Secretary of State John Kerry goes kiteboarding in Nantucket on Labor Day 2014. (Photo: The Daily Caller)

Kerry spent Labor Day enjoying himself while the Obama administration still admittedly has no strategy for dealing with the threat of ISIS in Iraq. Kerry was last seen kiteboarding in mid-August in Nantucket.

Kerry’s last documented work-related activity was seen in the pages of Saturday’s New York Times, in the form of an op-ed entitled “To Defeat Terror, We Need the World’s Help: The Threat of ISIS Demands A Global Coalition.”

Read more at dailycaller.com.

James Woods’ Chicken

August 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Tea Party

Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC On How To Cover The IRS Scandal

(Story below video)

Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points behind the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week.

Invited on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the revelations of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer confirming the existence of Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails and the IRS’s destruction of her Blackberry (stories the networks through Wednesday morning have yet to touch) Attkisson also did a great job of explaining the conflict of interest going on at the DOJ.

Laying down the trail of bread crumbs for any network reporter to follow, Attkisson told Dobbs that at the same time the DOJ was “defending the IRS in court in the civil case with Judicial Watch” it was “also investigating the IRS. So at the same time it’s supposed to conduct a fair and impartial investigation on the one hand…it is defending the IRS in court on the other hand on the missing document cases. I think there is a potential appearance of a conflict of interest there.”  Continue reading at MRC.org.

Florida School Board Becomes First To Opt Out of Common Core Testing

From Florida Stop Common Core Coalition:

Karen R. Effrem, MD – Executive Director
In an historic, “shot heard round the world” vote, the Lee County School Board voted 3-2 before a standing room only crowd, the majority dressed in red to show opposition to the testing, to immediately suspend all state-mandated standardized testing.The vote was taken after about 35 different parents gave public comments about the academic and emotional harm as well as expense, lack of legality and constitutionality and many other problems of the incessant and out of control testing program.  Similar to our report of the state hounding a little boy dying of the complications of cerebral palsy about testing, a Lee county mother spoke of the country sending a proctor for her son to take a test when he was in the hospital on home bound education after receiving an external defibrillator for what will be an ultimately terminal heart condition.  (Clip above – ADB)
Read more and watch more clips including the full school board meeting at: flstopcccoalition.org.
H/T: John Beck

Hamas Getting Beaten by These Ladies

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational

Credit: David Elemonader

Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

Tyranny often sounds wonderful when it is described by the tyrants. – ADB

National Science Foundation study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns.

BY: Elizabeth Harrington
August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution. Read more at freebeacon.com.

Yoho crushes Rush in GOP congressional primary

Last night challenger Jake Rush proved that the old adage, the problem with political jokes is they get elected, isn’t always true.

Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala.com:

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, center, during a party at the Perry Plantation after the polls closed on Tuesday in Gainesville. Yoho defeated Jake Rush in the Republican primary. Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun

By Jeff Schweers
Staff writer
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.

An acrimonious and sometimes loopy battle for the conservative heart of North Central Florida has ended, with voters giving incumbent freshman Rep. Ted Yoho an overwhelming victory in the 3rd District Republican primary.

With all but a handful of precincts reporting, Yoho received 79.32 percent of the 46,953 votes cast in a landslide victory over challenger Jake Rush, a lawyer from Gainesville. Yoho spent $452,000 to Rush’s $198,000, and still had $302,000 on hand as of Aug. 6.

“There was a lot of anxiety leading up to this moment,” Yoho told a cheering crowd of supporters at Perry Plantation & Kennels, a stone mansion in the middle of a pasture east of Gainesville. “The third is the best district in Florida. You showed us that you like what we are doing for you and we are going to work harder for you.”  Read more at ocala.com.

Podium to Tee in Eight Minutes

August 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Executive Branch, National Info

Both Democrats and Republicans are outraged at our Duffer-in-Chief’s rapid appearance on the links after his statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley last week.  Many are wondering just how he did it. Syndicated cartoonist Michael Ramirez might have figured it out:

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