Friday, May 22, 2015

Coulter: Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush Is Retarded?

By Ann Coulter
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Was Jeb Bush too busy watching telenovelas during his brother’s presidency to remember the Iraq War? We went to war at such breakneck speed after 9/11, that, before the invasion, I was able to write approximately 30 columns about it, give five dozen speeches on it, discuss it on TV a hundred times and read 1,089 New York Times editorials denouncing the “rush to war.” So I remember the arguments.

Contrary to the fairy tale the left has told itself since Obama truculently gave away America’s victory in Iraq, our argument wasn’t that we had to invade Iraq because of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. And the left’s argument certainly was not: “He doesn’t have any WMDs!”

Our argument was: There were lots of reasons to get rid of Saddam Hussein, and none to keep him.

Indeed, after Bush’s State of the Union address laying out the case for war with Iraq, The New York Times complained that he had given too many reasons: “Even the rationale for war seems to change from day to day. Mr. Bush ticked off a litany of accusations against Iraq in his State of the Union address …” (New York Times, Feb. 2, 2003)

Among the reasons we invaded Iraq were:  Continue reading at anncoulter.com.

Miller Time: The Clinton Foundation

Dennis Miller opines on the O’reilly Factor on May 20th, 2015: “You know, the Clinton Foundation has more shaky donors than a blood bank next to a bus terminal.”

Click here to watch the full Dennis Miller segment.

Culture of Victimization Exposed by Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin joins Megyn Kelly to discuss Race Victimization tactics of the left’s Vinita Gupta and Michelle Obama, as well as Malkin’s new book Who Built That.  Kelly sets the stage with the following introduction before the discussion begins:

The head of the civil rights division at the Department of Justice is now suggesting we really shouldn’t be surprised by the rioting we saw in Baltimore or in Ferguson and here’s why: Vinita Gupta saying in a speech yesterday, that the looting, mayhem and violence is based on a mistrust of cops that stems from said cops’ predecessors enforcement of slavery and Jim Crow laws. Earlier I discussed this with internet entrepreneur Michelle Malkin who is the author of the new book, Who Built That. Michelle, so great to see you…

Obama Encourages Anti-Semitism

May 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Defense, Executive Branch, Hot Topics

An extremely important article which should be read by every Jew in America.

“Again and again, either Obama or his functionaries slight Israel, or soft-pedal the rising anti-Semitic threat to world Jewry, or completely ignore it.”

“Acts and incidents of open anti-Semitism have grown at a frightening pace worldwide, yet led by Obama, most of the media and political class focus their attention on supposed “Islamophobia”. When Islamic terrorists attack Jews and Christians, which they do with increasing frequency and viciousness, these actions don’t provoke concern for the victims, but rather consternation over encouraging anti-Muslim sentiments. It is anti-Semitism (and an increasing hostility to Christians) that is on the rise. Yet to listen to President Obama, ever mindful of the most minor slight against Islam, one would never know.”

“Of course, Obama is only a part of the problem. But he is an important part of this rising anti-Semitic tide. So long as the perpetrators of anti-Semitic acts, at home and abroad, believe that they are on the right side of history, and that the man who leads the most powerful country in the world is in their corner, they will be encouraged. It appears the President is okay with that.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/05/obama_greenlights_antisemitism.html#ixzz3aaWZnE2n

Freshman Victimized by Insufficiently Diverse Mascot

Please read the entire article.

Comic Artist Brett Booth Talks Diversity In Comic Books

By John Velisek USN (Ret)

According to the Rutgers Daily Targum, freshman Emmet Brennan helped author a bill “…to create black, Latino, Asian, and third-gender mascot friends to accompany the school’s original “Scarlet Knight” mascot adopted in 1955.” “Our mascot does not represent how diverse we are as a school,” decided Brennan after he “…noticed the mascot’s fair skin and blue eyes while working as a press box server during the university’s football games.”

Katie Park, writing for the Daily Targum, tells her readers:

After taking issue with the mascot’s complexion, Brennan began collaborating with student Mohamed Asker who currently serves as the SA’s student affairs chair. Asker is also a member of the Arab Cultural Club and assisted Brennan in drafting the bill.

Although the bill passed the SA, Brennan said there “were some concerns over the mascot possibly being offensive if it wasn’t done properly.” To assuage those concerns, Brennan consulted with the university’s black, Latino, and Asian cultural councils and has encouraged his peers to contribute to the process of creating diverse mascot friends.

“What we were really hoping is that this would be a discussion with the entire student body,” Brennan said. “So we would have a working committee of the different multicultural [groups], possibly the Queer Caucus — basically students who represent a unique voice, and have them all working together at the same table to make sure red flags that arise with any of those groups — that mascot would immediately be tabled.”  Continue reading at coachisright.com.

Watters’ World: Patriot Edition

Jesse Watters quizzes the folks on what Memorial Day really means. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Stephanopoulos, ABC Have Not Fully disclosed Clinton Ties

Investigative reporter and best selling author Peter Schweizer has been vilified by the progressives and the mainstream media for his new book, Clinton Cash. I guess the truth hurts. In this article, which appeared in USA Today, Schweizer, uncovers Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed involvement with the Clinton Foundation:

Photo: Heidi Gutman, ABC

Fact-driven, fair, aggressive journalism animates American politics. As an investigative journalist, I am accustomed to asking tough questions. When I publish, I expect tough questions in turn,

That’s not what ABC News This Week host and chief anchor George Stephanopoulos delivered when he interviewed me about my new book on the Clinton Foundation last month. There’s a reason. Though Stephanopoulos belatedly disclosed $75,000 in donations to the foundation, he has yet to disclose his much deeper relationship with the Clinton Foundation.

When Stephanopoulos invited me on his Sunday program, I knew that he had worked as a top adviser and campaign manager to President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, but I didn’t know about his donations or his other ties to the foundation founded and overseen by the former president and his wife, potential future president Hillary Clinton. Continue reading at abcnews.com.

Florida GOP Chairman: ‘This State Is Going Red in 2016′

by Sarah Rumpf  15 May 2015

ORLANDO, Florida—As the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) gathers in Orlando for their quarterly meeting, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia joined Breitbart News for an exclusive interview about the party’s plans for 2016 and the important role he expects Florida to play in the elections.

Ingoglia told Breitbart News that RPOF has made substantial structural and strategic changes as 2016 approaches. “The first thing that we realized was that in order to win 2016, we had to have a better ground game,” he said. “The GOP dominates in midterm elections and we sort of have our challenges in presidential elections, [so we are] refocusing our attention to grassroots, boots on the ground, being involved in the community, and giving the grassroots leaders of the county parties the tools they need to go back into their communities to get their local people elected but also turn out the vote for our statewide candidates.”

Ingoglia described how the party had reorganized to help their ground game efforts. Previously, the party representatives had met at the quarterly meeting by Congressional districts, and each county has a Republican Executive Committee that meets monthly. Now, starting with this quarterly meeting, additional caucuses would be also organized by region: the Panhandle Caucus (Tallahassee, Pensacola), Northeast Florida (Jacksonville, St. Augustine), I-4 Corridor (Tampa, Orlando, Daytona), Southwest Florida (Naples, Fort Myers), and Southeast Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, St. Lucie). Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Event at U.N. Touting Press Freedom Was Barred to the Press

Here’s to the oxyMORONS at the United Nations!

An event held at the United Nations, aimed at exploring the topic of press freedom, had everything going for it but members of the press. As it happens, the event was ironically closed to the press by UN security.

The event sponsored by PEN International—a group once named “Poets, Essayists and Novelists” and concerned with journalism and press freedom—was titled, “Finding Security in Unsafe Passages: United Nations Event about Protecting Journalists’ Safety and Rights.”

PEN’s event was set to mark World Press Freedom Day and was described as an opportunity to gain an insider’s view of international efforts to promote freedom of the press and to end impunity for crimes against journalists. The event was to feature experts who would offer safety tips, share advice for protecting sources and copyrights in all types of media, and address cybersecurity risks. Read more at breitbart.com.

Judge Jeanine: Stop Blaming the Victims

On Saturday’s open monologue, Judge Jeanine once again staood up for the First Amendment and against political correctness; a partial transcript:

“… Was anyone drawing a cartoon of Mohammed when they hit us at the World Trade Center?  They hate us; they don’t need a reason to kill us. Look, we need to stop blaming the victim and start killing the murderers. A simple example: You don’t protect the batterer or the abuser by telling the victim don’t get ‘em upset, don’t provoke him and you’ll be alright. Since when are we willing to surrender our Constitution to keep peace with those hell bent on killing us anyway. The United States needs to stop wimping around and worrying about talk and start walking the walk – political correctness be damned. We are at war it’s never been more clear on one side free speech, on the other, the Sharia blasphemy law…”

Bill Clinton on the Foundation’s Troubles: “I just work here.”

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Looking frail and washed out, Bill Clinton made excuses for his foundation’s troubles while being interviewed in Morocco. “I just work here, I don’t know.”

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What Has Happened to Bill Clinton? – by Dick Morris

I hardly recognized the Bill Clinton I saw in the Cynthia McFadden interview. The brilliant, agile, articulate politician we’ve watched for the past twenty-five years was nowhere to be found. In his place was a slow-speaking, frail-looking, short-tempered elderly man with the voice of Bill Clinton.

What’s happened to him?

His responses seemed painfully labored, his thinking muddled. There was an obvious difficulty and frustration in finding the right words. He seemed befuddled — his free floating stops-and-starts were jarring as he seemed to start to speak of ideas as they darted across his mind and then instantly stop in mid-sentence. It was painful to watch, much like watching an old-timer ball player in his late sixties struggle to execute plays he once did automatically.

The Bill Clinton in Africa appeared uncharacteristically rattled, unusually hesitant, particularly in the original video released on Monday morning. By evening, things had been cleaned up a bit.

Was it just exhaustion?  Read more at thehillarydaily.com.

Pamela Geller Battles CNN Host Over Garland, Texas Shooting

Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative sparred with CNN host Alisyn Camerota the morning after two Islamic terrorists were shot dead by a local policeman in a foiled mass murder attack outside the Draw Muhammad cartoon event, in Garland Texas. Although the purpose of the event was to stand up for free speech and our First Amendment rights, many in the media attacked Ms. Geller and the event itself accusing her of inciting violence against Muslims.

In this clip, which covers about the last quarter of the interview, Geller explains that speech, no matter how offensive it may be to some, is no excuse for violence, and that the fear of violence has lead to political correctness and intimidation.

Hill and Bill Can’t Hide from Shady Deals Exposed in “Clinton Cash”

reporters simply regurgitated the press release. They didn’t ask: Who’s that shady guy standing next to Bill? What are his interests? How much money has he given to, or raised for, Bill, Hillary and their foundation? And what favorable treatment did the shady guy subsequently receive from Hillary?

When you’re a political reporter, complexity is boring. Curiosity takes work. Asking questions and looking up information can lead to dead ends.

It’s much easier to do gaffe patrol. Go to press conferences. Quote party hacks who call you every day with juicy little observations. Or, when all else fails, simply write down your opinions and call it “analysis” or attribute your thoughts to “critics.”

Thank goodness, then, for Peter Schweizer and his blockbuster expose “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.” (Very rich: The pair have made at least $136.5 million since 2001).

The details of the Clinton operation vary, but the overall M.O. is fairly consistent, he writes.

One: Dodgy rich businessman, often a foreigner in the middle of a mega-deal in some corrupt country, possibly one run by a dictator, writes a check that buys him the status of friend of Bill Clinton (FOB). The check is payable to the Clinton Foundation or to Bill himself, as an honorarium for a meaningless idealistic speech that is essentially a homily at a whorehouse.

Two: When the cameras are turned off, Bill receives ultra-luxurious travel on someone else’s dime and attends a lavish party in his honor held by some dictator or shady businessman connected to the new FOB. Talks go on behind closed doors.

Three: Millions of dollars of donations start flowing into the Clinton Foundation from the FOB and associates. Continue reading at nypost.com.

A More Just and Fair Society

Cartoon by Rick McKee/Cagle Cartoons.

Baltimore Kid

This photo says so much more than looting and burning of a city. Amazing. Human.

Rob Gaudet photo - H/T: Robin Stublen

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